Finding this bottle was a pleasant sight for us in the Costco wine aisles. We have previously reviewed the 2014 vintage of this wine and really enjoyed it.
You can see by the Costco placard this bottle has received a string of 90+ point ratings, including 90 points from us on the 2014 vintage. 2016 was a very good vintage in Rioja too so we had high hopes for this new one.
As we noted before, retail price seems to be around $30, so Costco’s price is amazing and it was nice to see it hold steady at $14.99.
The wine starts with subtle dark fruit and spice on the nose; it is medium plus in body, very elegant and smooth throughout; soft tannins with flavor of black cherry, dark berry fruit. Finishes nice with some vanilla notes and mild oak.
We’re going to bump up our rating to 91 as this wine, like so many from Spain right now, was very impressive and well made; and the $15 price point is a nice Costco bonus.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a CostcoWineBlog Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1369545
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)