Castillo Clavijo

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.828 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuela
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Paella
Top Notes For
Alex

Typical Rioja: oaky and spicy

Typical Rioja: oaky and spicy

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Matt Trader

I firmly believe this is one of the best value Rioja line-ups there are. This 2010 is spectacular, and I think the use of American and French oak for 18 months I'd what makes this a great wine spectacularly rustic with a hint of new world flair. It is a blend of 80% temprenillo, 10% garnacha, and 10% mazuelo, and the combination delivers a very fragrant nose of leather, cinnamon, mashed cranberry, and herb de Provence. The pallet is elegant, exhibiting notes of blackberries, cedarwood smoke, gravel, and a touch of vanilla richness to the finish. For $15 I don't think you can ask for more bang for your buck.

I firmly believe this is one of the best value Rioja line-ups there are. This 2010 is spectacular, and I think the use of American and French oak for 18 months I'd what makes this a great wine spectacularly rustic with a hint of new world flair. It is a blend of 80% temprenillo, 10% garnacha, and 10% mazuelo, and the combination delivers a very fragrant nose of leather, cinnamon, mashed cranberry, and herb de Provence. The pallet is elegant, exhibiting notes of blackberries, cedarwood smoke, gravel, and a touch of vanilla richness to the finish. For $15 I don't think you can ask for more bang for your buck.

Dec 5th, 2016
Michelle Brater

Typical rioja. Enjoyable. Deep fruit, better after open for 15 minutes.

Typical rioja. Enjoyable. Deep fruit, better after open for 15 minutes.

Feb 16th, 2019
Randy Macias

2010

2010

Apr 8th, 2018
Jim Lancaster

Very sharp at first, but it opened up after decanting for about 20 minutes.
TW $16.99

Very sharp at first, but it opened up after decanting for about 20 minutes.
TW $16.99

Feb 20th, 2018
Diane Prier

Nice Tempranillo and Garnacha blend that's a bit milder than some Tempranillos. Spicy and mild oak on the nose. Light fruit and some spice on the palette.

Nice Tempranillo and Garnacha blend that's a bit milder than some Tempranillos. Spicy and mild oak on the nose. Light fruit and some spice on the palette.

Sep 5th, 2016
Tomas Hickey

Agree with Alex on oak and spice. Dry, good with Manchego.

Agree with Alex on oak and spice. Dry, good with Manchego.

Jun 9th, 2016
Sergey Mlynchik

Mild, delicious, extremely nice tempranillo-garnacha blend

Mild, delicious, extremely nice tempranillo-garnacha blend

Feb 13th, 2016
Brent S

Brent had this 2 years ago

Brent had this 2 years ago

May 13th, 2017
Gary Glaser

Gary had this 4 months ago

Gary had this 4 months ago

Jun 9th, 2019