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"Campo Viejo, we salute you!"

Advantages: Ruby red Rioja from Spain, good taste and colour.
Disadvantages: Could be a little smoother.

Way up in the North of Spain, a long way from where I live on the South Coast, is an area known as Rioja. Under the hot Spanish sun the fertile vineyards produce some of Spain's most popular wines. It was there in 1959 that Jose Ortiguela founded the Bode ...

splishsplash 01.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Campo Viejo Crianza Spain

Rioja bye baby on the tree top....

Advantages: Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum
Disadvantages: Not cheap

Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 Well, here I am, your resident wine expert back again. The last two days I have been waiting for plumbers to fix a leaking toilet. Not worrying for me, but worrying for the kind folks downstairs whose bathroom ceiling ...

TheHairyGodmother 28.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Campo Viejo Crianza Spain

A large glass for me please!

Advantages: Deliciously Tasty
Disadvantages: Expensive

Castillo San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva 2005, 75cl. 12.5% Vol. If there’s one thing I really love, its red wine. In fact I take my red wine drinking to extremes, drinking it most days, and often to excess (naughty me)! But one of my favourite typ ...

TheHairyGodmother 04.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Castillo de San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva Spain

DOCa from Rioja

Advantages: A superb all round full flavoured easy drinking red
Disadvantages: Slips down a treat; why have one bottle when you could make do with two?

I do not drink a great quantity of wine but over the years I have come to realise what I like and what I don’t. Some of these choices are personal and obvious: Red or white? Sweet or dry? Sparkling? Other choices are personal and not so obvious: Vintage – ...

Newfloridian 29.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Rioja Navajas Crianza

Wine to match my personality....soft and fruity!

Advantages: soft, light, fruity
Disadvantages: slightly peppery unless left to breath.

...I could certainly get used to drinking this soft, fruity wine in large quantities. It's low price won't break the bank either! Rioja Navajas 1998 Crianza is bottled in Spain. That particular year the wine was made entirely from the Tempranillo grape wh ...

janharper 20.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Rioja Navajas Crianza