2014 Campo Arriba – Is this a 93-Point Wine?

2014 Campo Arriba earns 93 Points from RP

2014 Campo Arriba earns 93 Points from RP

2014 Campo Arriba Old Vines – Costco $8.99

This Campo Arriba is from Yecla, a very small wine region in the political region of Murcia, located on the Southeastern side of Spain. Yecla received official D.O. status from the Spanish government in 1975. Yelca is noted for its Monastrell Vineyards. Monastrell is the same grape as Mourvedre (Rhone) is in France.

Costco Foster City has a very decent supply of this wine as I write this. I think it will go fast at this price, given the 93 Points awarded by Robert Parker and his Wine Advocate. In my opinion, the 93-point score is grade inflation. Yes, it is a good wine, but not that good.

I like this wine very much especially at below $10. One retailer boasts that his $14.99 is a steal because the regular price is $20. What does that tell you about the $8.99 price at Costco?

The Campo Arriba is a blend of 70% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, and 10% Garnacha Tintorera. The wine has a beautiful color, along with a moderate aroma of dark fruit. In the mouth, we have lovely dark cherry, accented with some earthiness and spice. Most impressive of the Campo Arriba is the finish;  it is long and robust. One would not expect such a lovely finish in a wine that sells for under $10. I rate the Campo Arriba 89 Points and a fantastic value at the Costco price. Next trip to Costco, I will purchase several bottles. Fall is coming and medium-bodied reds will be in order.

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  1. Ron Davenport says:

    great wine for the price. Bought some in So Cal Costco and live in Washington state. Where can I buy more?

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