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2018 Bodegas y Vinedos Pujanza Valdepoleo Rioja

2018 Bodegas y Vinedos Pujanza Valdepoleo Rioja

We love finding and trying new Riojas from Costco, and this one checked quite a few boxes.

Pretty solid ratings as indicated on the placard below. 94 from Wine Advocate, and a later Google search shows low 90’s for this wine from several of the recent vintages.

Bodegas Pujanza Valdepoleo Rioja

The price at Costco was $19.99, and some research shows that to be pretty competitive since most other places are around $30, and some as high as $35 for this wine.

Once we dug into the wine, we found a lot to like ourselves. This is classic Rioja done right.

The wine pours a medium ruby in the glass; subtle nose of earth and spice; medium plus in body. Really nice fruit here and a good contrast of red and dark flavor; raspberry mixed with blackberry; vanilla and oak towards the finish with prominent baking spice all around.

Bodegas Pujanza Valdepoleo Rioja

This is fantastic Costco buy for red wine and Spanish wine fans. Super food friendly; definitely a nice addition to the Costco shelves that we hope to see return in future vintages. Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine top pick)

Costco item number: 1160899

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)

Alc. 13.5%

Also, if you’re a fan of Spanish wines, be sure to check out our book, Decoding Spanish Wine. We cover all the key regions and varietals of Spanish wine is a super easy to digest and fun format.

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