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2012 Cune Crianza Rioja

91 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry and vanilla flavors mingle with leafy and spicy details in this round red. Orange peel acidity, cedar and tobacco notes give this a traditional accent." (5/2016) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that is extremely popular in Spain is the 2012 Cune Crianza, the usual Tempranillo-based blend with 15% Garnacha Tinta and Mazuelo matured in oak barrels for one year. The nose starts with notes of creamy oak that soon give way to aromas of ripe berries, blackcurrants and plums that are quite spicy and showy (revealing hints from both American and French oak) with a fresh, herbal, ra ...Read More » 


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WS 91 RP 88 - 90

2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "This has a beautiful depth of fruit with spice and dark fruits. Hints of parsley and cilantro. Full and super silky with a long and beautiful finish." (5/2013) K&L Notes: Composed of the same grapes in the same percentages as the Crianza, the Reserva is a barrel selection of wines that Angel feels can undergo longer aging in barrel and then in bottle. Aged a total of 27 months in barrels, then into concrete for more than a year, the Reserva also sees bottle aging until Angel deems it ready for release. This wine ramps up the intensity of the Crianza, with more pungen... Read More » 


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JS 92

2011 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja Top Pick!
2011 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja

As is the case with so many other great spots in Spain, Bodega Casa Juan is located opposite the village church, in the beautiful walled pueblo of Laguardia. The winery is a converted flour mill, featuring concrete tanks for fermenting and blending the wine, and for ageing, barrels that are used for up to seven years. These are traditional Riojas in elaboration and spirit, though the site specificity of their Laguardia and Villabuena vineyards confers a fruit character all its own to these wines. And what fruit!This crianza is a potpouri of mixed berries... Read More » 


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2014 Bodegas Puelles Blanco Rioja

Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño in his little slice of land in the Rioja Alta town of Abalos. Most of the grapes for his red wines come from his own 20 hectares, which are north-facing and located at 600 meters in altitude, affording the visitor with one of the most dramatically beautiful views of Rioja's main mountain ranges: the Sierra Cantabria mountains immediately to the north and the Sierra de la Demanda mountains to the south. This white win... Read More » 


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2015 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado Rioja

Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They are entirely self-reliant in grapes, all of which are grown in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. Martínez Alesanco's Rosado is made from Garnacha and white Viura grapes in a typic... Read More » 


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2005 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous and lasted 38 days. These wines are marked by a long aging in used American oak barrels following the most strict Riojan tradition; four years during which time the wine was manually racked eight times. This is usually my favorite wine from La Rioja Alta and 2005 is one of ...Read More » 


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2012 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja

A K&L Direct Import! Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño in his little slice of land in the Rioja Alta town of Abalos. All of the grapes for his red wines come from his own 26 hectares, which are generally north facing and located between 300 and 600 meters in altitude, all within the village of Abalos, very rare in a region where sourcing from various villages and even sub-zones is more the norm. Produced from primarily estate fruit (Tempranillo, with... Read More » 


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2007 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2007 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja

94 points Tim Atkin: "Combining fruit from two vineyards planted in the 1960s, this is a Tempranillo-based blend with a splash of Graciano and Mazuelo for extra acidity. Deeply coloured, with savoury black fruits, some dried herbs, attractive oak and a chalky, mineral flourish." (June 2015) A longtime participant in the wine business, Miguel sold wine for wine distributors in the States as well as worked as an export manager. Miguel found success every step of the way, and then decided that rather than retire, he wanted to fulfill his dream of owning vin... Read More » 


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2015 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Tempranillo Rioja

Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They are entirely self reliant in grapes, all of which are grown in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. This is made from Tempranillo grown in iron rich clay soils. In fact, this red tin... Read More » 


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2004 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2004 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Gran Reserva leans more towards the black fruit, with some notes of leather, ink and spices. It is a full-bodied wine, with perfumed flavors, meaty, whose tannins are still there and will require some powerful food. A young and powerful Gran Reserva. (LG)" (12/2013)  


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2007 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2007 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Viña Ardanza Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, the Tempranillo from 30-year-old vineyards La Cuesta and Montecillo in the villages of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, and the Garnacha from old head-pruned vines at 600 meters altitude in Tudelilla, in Rioja Baja, from plots next to their Finca La Pedriza. Those should soon be mature enough to go into the wine (they were planted in 2004 and they will make it into the Ardanza blend from 2007-2008). The grapes are fermented separately with natural yeasts and the Tempranillo then matured in ...Read More » 


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2012 Bodegas Palacios Remondo "La Montesa" Crianza Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "2012 was one of the driest and warmest years on record (the third driest August since 1961, the fourth warmest since 1961). The 2012 Rioja Crianza la Montesa is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 15% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena) from grapes grown in the La Montesa estate in Alfaro, Rioja Baja where the red Garnacha reigns over Tempranillo. The wine is getting lighter and more ethereal, but this ripe 2012 has a heady nose of cherries in liqueur but also black and sour cherries, unnoticeable oak plus just a pinch of dark spices. The palate is soft and silky ...Read More » 


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2008 Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2008 Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Gran Reserva is produced from 90-95% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in inox. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in both French and American oak barrels where is aged for two years. During the aging process the wine is frequently racked, a natural way to make it clean and stable. The wine should be available in mid-2014, and it's still resting in bottle. It has a serious character, a bit savage, slightly reduced at the moment, with fresh fruit (both red and black), murky, spicy aromas (nutmeg) and hints of s ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 92

2011 Bodegas Muga Reserva Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "Very ripe fruit with dried berry, incense and cinnamon undertones. Full body, round and soft tannins and lightly woody underneath. 24 months in barrels. 70% French oak and 30% American. A blend of mostly tempranillo with garnacha. Drink now. Classic Rioja style." (7/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Reserva is mostly Tempranillo complemented with some 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. There are no stainless-steel vats at Muga, so everything is fermented in oak vats and this wine is then aged for one year in new French oak barrels and a further year in used ones (thr ...Read More » 


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JS 92 RP 91

2006 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Viña Arana Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (aka Cariñena) fermented with natural yeasts and had a slow malolactic fermentation of 56 days after which the wine was put in barrel in July 2007 where they matured for three years being racked every six months before they were bottled in December 2010. It feels like a ripe red, with notes of forest floor, dark cherries, spices and hints of leather, hung game, smoke and toasted notes. The palate is lush, and polished, with a velvety texture and moderate acidity. It is ready to be enjo ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2010 Palacio del Burgo Reserva Rioja

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Plum, blood orange, black olive, toast and mineral notes mingle in this tight, bright red. Juicy acidity keeps this lively, while firm tannins impart focus. Graceful, with good intensity." (12/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Deeply perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, vanilla and mocha. Smooth, broad and sweet, displaying intense blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a repeating vanilla note. Juicy acidity provides focus and lift to the long, sweet, gently tannic finish, with a sexy floral pastille quality lingering. (JR)" (11/2015) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "Red-fruited and f ...Read More » 


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2007 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza Rioja

93 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with dried berry, iron and mahogany character. Full body, yet subtle and refined. So much finesse and elegance. Aged four years in used barrels. Drink now." (7/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Viña Cubillo Crianza is the most affordable red. It is a wine that was born to go with tapas and to be sold at local restaurants showing a combination of fruit and the earth where the vines grow. It is a blend of the usual 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo fermented in old oak vats with natural yeasts and matured in barrel for three years. The int ...Read More » 


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JS 93 RP 91

2014 Bodegas Muga Blanco Rioja

A classic Spanish Rioja made from 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia. This isn't the oxidative-style of white Rioja made famous by Lopez de Heredia, but rather a youthful, briefly barrel fermented and aged, crisp white wine. Flavors of yellow fruit, citrus and stone fruits combine with a solid spine of acidity and minerality to create this always delicious wine. An ideal change of pace from aromatic unoaked whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, or your usual Chardonnay selection, Muga's Blanco has deservedly carved out a loyal following. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Po... Read More » 


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2010 Miguel Merino "Unnum" Rioja Top Pick!
2010 Miguel Merino "Unnum" Rioja

95 points Tim Atkins: "Miguel Merino’s top wine is a varietal Tempranillo from his oldest vineyard, planted in 1931 on chalk and sandy soils. Black cherry and pomegranate fruit, with good grip and freshness, nuanced oak and a long, well balanced finish. Good now, but will age well. 2015-25." Miguel Merino makes, as he likes to put it, an "updated classic" style of Rioja, all from his own 2 hectares of vines and several hectares of vineyards owned by a close friend. All the fruit is from sloped vineyards (Miguel is a fan of his slopes) within the cooler c... Read More » 


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2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja

91 points Vinous: "Deep red. Spicy, smoke-tinged cherry and red berry scents are complemented by suggestions of incense and vanilla. Smoky black raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors are lifted and energized by a mineral element. Sappy, incisive and fresh on the finish, firmed by supple, well-knit tannins. (JR)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: Few traditionally styled Rioja's (read: delicately fruity and spicy, medium weight, used American oak barrels, longer ageing, minimal to no filtering) get it as consistently right as these folks do. Their wines come exclusively from grapes grown in their pri... Read More » 


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VN 91

2009 Bodegas Olarra "Añares" Reserva Rioja

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Raspberry, cherry and spicy oak on the fragrant nose. Spicy, sweet red fruit flavors are complemented by vanilla, mocha and licorice, with a smoky note sneaking in on the back half. Finishes with an echo of vanilla, soft tannins and very good persistence. (JR)" (9/2013) Jancis Robinson: "*Good Value* Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano. This winery dates back to 1973 and they work with vineyards from Baja and Alavesa zones to produce their wine. Cold maceration, 21 days of alcoholic fermentation, 18 months in American and French oak. The wine is a blend from ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2007 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Reserva showed a strong reduction when uncorked and should benefit from decanting in advance. Pure Tempranillo, it matured in barrels for 20 months. The nose, after the reduction has blown off, is quite classical but clean showing roasted aromas and hints of dark spices, balsam and perhaps leather. The palate is quite lively, with good, refreshing acidity and fully resolved tannins. 14,000 bottles." (4/2015) K&L Notes: Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño i... Read More » 


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RP 90

2011 Bodegas Lan Edición Limitada

94 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #23, Top 100 Wines of 2015, Highly Recommended* This rich red delivers ripe, racy flavors of blackberry, kirsch, toast, spice and mineral. Plush but dense, with subtle yet powerful tannins and tangy acidity. A big wine, showing energy and style." (8/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Edición Limitada (or Limited Edition, you have both on the label) is a blend of Tempranillo with 12% Graciano and 8% Mazuelo aged for 15 months in barrels.With a core of black fruit aromas, it has plenty of balsamic and oak-driven notes highlighted by smoke, vanilla, clove and dill. The p ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 90

2008 Contino Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha, inox fermented and aged in used oak barrels of which 40% were made of American wood and the rest were French. 2008 was a challenging vintage and they didn’t produce many of the special wines that year, so the best fruit went towards the Reserva. It has a very lactic, sweet nose, with notes of orange rind and cherries. As Contino is a warm vineyard, the cold years make for quite balanced wines, and this 2008 has good acidity, not terribly complex, but clean w ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 91

2010 Viña Real Reserva Rioja

93 points James Suckling: "A rich and round red with lots of dried fruits such as cherries and strawberries. Full with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Broad shouldered and dynamic plus flamboyant fruit. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Going one step up in the quality ladder, the Viña Real 2010 Reserva plays with the advantage of being cropped from a quite balanced, fresh vintage, a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel for 22 months, during which time it was racked every four month ...Read More » 


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2009 Cune Gran Reserva Rioja

92 points Wine Spectator: "Tea, underbrush and tobacco notes give this red a traditional, savory character, while fresh cherry and leafy flavors keep this lively. Balanced and graceful, with polished tannins and a floral finish. Drink now through 2022." (5/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top of the Cune range before getting to Imperial is a new wine, born by chance, mostly for the export markets with the aim of offering a classical Gran Reserva at affordable prices. I'm talking about the 2009 Cune Gran Reserva, a red from a warm and dry vintage, saved by some rain in mid-September. A blend of 85% Tempran ...Read More » 


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2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Especial Rioja

As is the case with so many other great spots in Spain, Bodega Casa Juan is located opposite the village church, in the beautiful walled pueblo of Laguardia. The winery is a converted flour mill, featuring concrete tanks for fermenting and blending the wine, and for ageing, barrels that are used for up to seven years. These are traditional Riojas in elaboration and spirit, though the site specificity of their Laguardia and Villabuena vineyards confers a fruit character all its own to these wines. The reserva especial is a special blend utilizing 50% Temp... Read More » 


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2006 Beronia Gran Reserva Rioja

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Beronia has blended modern and traditional touches to create a fine gran reserva with spice, vanilla, coconut, tobacco and dried berry aromas. The palate offers ripe tannins and kick, while the flavor profile is earthy, with mocha, coffee, chocolate and dried berry flavors. A long, lightly toasted and chocolaty finish provides a fitting end to an excellent wine. Best from 2015–2022." (10/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This harmonious red is dense and lively, with plum, licorice, smoke and mineral flavors supported by moderate tannins and fresh acidity. Not asser ...Read More » 


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2010 Remelluri Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "A wine with beautiful finesse and depth. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, hazelnut and floral character. Polished and refined. Full body. Long and beautiful. Tasty finish. The first recent vintage 100% made by Telmo Rodriguez. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wine that represents the house style and also the biggest volume here with around 350,000 bottles produced is the 2010 Reserva which was cropped from an almost perfect growing season. A blend of the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and the whites Viura and Malvasía Riojana, it fermented with indigenous ye ...Read More » 


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2009 Viña Eguía Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Vina Eguia Reserva is quite similar to its Crianza sibling from 2010, a little more powerful but not necessarily better, with perhaps a more developed bouquet showing some Mediterranean herbs, dark ripe cherries and black pepper. The palate is crisp, with good acidity and length. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "There's good density to the black cherry, leafy and spicy flavors in this balanced red, remaining lively, even delicate, with racy, citrusy acidity, supple tannins and a floral finish." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Viña Eguía Reserva is harvested from more than thirty year-old ... Read More » 


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2008 Viña Santurnia Reserva Rioja

Blend of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Grenache. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks then aged in casks (100% American) for 12 months and in the bottle for another 24 months. 


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2010 Bodegas Lan "Viña Lanciano" Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano, the 2010 Lanciano Reserva is sourced from Lanciano estate along the River Ebro, northeast of Fuenmayor. It has a combination of herbal, balsamic and ripe aromas with a medium to full-bodied palate and plenty of influence from the oak, but there is better integration of tannins and acidity, perhaps the natural balance of the vintage. 50,000 bottles. (LG)" (4/2015) Wine Spectator: "This chewy red shows kirsch, chocolate and cola notes, with balsamic acidity and grippy tannins. (Web Only-2015) (TM)"  


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RP 91

2005 Bodegas Muriel Gran Reserva Rioja

90 points Wine Spectator: "Dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and tea flavors mingle in this maturing red. The texture is round and polished, with a light grip and bright, orange peel acidity. Harmonious and still vibrant." (2/2015) Wine & Spirits: "A mature gran reserva, this has fragrant cedar and cigar box notes when first poured, bright and sunny, ready to light up a lamb chop. It turns smooth and Porty with air..." (12/2014) K&L Notes: Bodegas Muriel is located in the town of Elciego in Rioja Alavesa. The vineyards are situated in both Alavesa and Rioja Alta and are planted on clay and limestone soils. Their 2... Read More » 


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WS 90

2010 Bodegas Roda Reserva Rioja

92 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry and cherry, with complicating notes of rose oil, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Spicy oak nuances emerge with air and carry onto the palate, which displays sappy dark fruit liqueur flavors and hints of mocha and floral pastilles. The expansive, focused, long finish leaves vanilla and spicecake notes behind. The malo occurred in large French oak casks and the wine was then aged in French oak barriques, 40% of them new, for 14 months. (JR)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: Located in the famed barrio de estaciones, Roda is the relativ... Read More » 


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VN 92

2008 Valenciso Reserva Rioja

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is, year in, year out, among the best in its category. I'm talking about the red 2008 Valenciso Reserva, an explosive, aromatic, perfumed Tempranillo that mixes the more common strawberries, raspberries and cherries with more unusual violets and subtle spices with plenty of nuances and changing details, elegant and complex, starting to develop some tertiary characteristics. Perhaps some aromas are derived from the fact that the uncrushed grapes fermented in cement vats, a process that can sometimes can provoke intense aromatics. Also, the malol ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 91

2011 Viña Ijalba Graciano Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I thought the 2011 Graciano was showing quite well. It’s not an easy grape variety to handle but here they have managed to extract the best aromas of violets, blueberries and plums, and keep a clean palate with fine-grained tannins, good acidity, and purity of flavors, good balance and length. A great example of Graciano at a very good price. Drink 2014-2019. Vina Ijalba was one of the first wineries to jump onto the bandwagon of the new Rioja grape varieties, and is one of the few bodegas to offer a Maturana Blanca wine. I believe they were the firs ...Read More » 


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2006 Miguel Merino Gran Reserva Rioja

Miguel Merino makes, as he likes to put it, an "updated classic" style of Rioja, all from his own 2 hectares of vines and several hectares of vineyards owned by a close friend. All the fruit is from sloped vineyards (Miguel is a fan of his slopes) within the cooler climate Rioja Alta town of Briones, which makes his wine a terrific showcase of the terroir (especially in a region where wines blended from various villages are more often the norm). This Gran Reserva is from some of their oldest Tempranillo and Graciano vines, planted in 1931 and 1946. It is... Read More » 


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2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva Rioja

93 points Vinous: "Ruby with a bright rim. Lively, expansive aromas of red berry preserves, floral pastilles and vanilla, with a smoky mineral overtone. Seamless and sweet on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors sharpened by juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Finishes sappy, precise and very long, with smooth, harmonious tannins. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in used American oak for three years. (JR)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: Pedro Peciña, former vineyard manager at La Rioja Alta, is at the helm of this family bodega, assisted by his s... Read More » 


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VN 93

2004 Cune "Real De Asúa" Rioja (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Real De Asua Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo exhibiting a deep purple color along with superb aromatics including violets, spice box, cinnamon, cassis, and black cherry. It conceals enough structure to evolve for another 6-8 years and will proffer a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2029. 95+ (JM)" (6/2010) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Initial molasses, raisin and maple aromas indicate heavy ripeness, but in the mouth this is refined and lifted, with fine acidity that pumps everything up a notch. Flavors of plum, herbs, spice and vanilla end with toba ...Read More » 


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2011 Bodegas Zugober "Belezos" Rioja

Wine & Spirits: "A juicy red with more than its share of toasty, charred oak barrel character, this has black, earthy fruit along with a warm burn in the finish. For grilled steak." (12/2014) Wine Spectator: "Leafy and spicy notes frame the cherry, berry and vanilla flavors in this supple red. The light tannins are balanced by lively orange peel acidity. Juicy, showing good intensity. (TM)" (9/2014)  


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2010 Bodegas Las Orcas Solar de Randez Reserva Rioja

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(100% tempranillo; fermented in stainless steel and then aged in French oak for two years): Saturated ruby. Powerful aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry, with suave floral and mineral notes and a suggestion of vanilla. Full, fleshy dark berry and floral pastille flavors are lifted by a smoky mineral note, gaining energy with air. Finishes lively, focused and persistent, showing a hint of mocha and even tannins." (9/2014) K&L Notes: Bodegas Las Orcas is a family winery with a bodega  just outside the town wall of Laguardia, and vineyards located nearby in the Rioja A... Read More » 


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ST 91

2004 La Rioja Alta "890" Gran Reserva Rioja

93 points Vinous: "Vivid red. The nose displays an array of ripe red fruits, pungent flowers and exotic spices, with vanilla bean and coconut accents building with air. Sweet, broad and luscious, offering intense cherry-vanilla and raspberry liqueur flavors that deepen on the back half. Shows excellent depth as well as finesse, with velvety tannins adding shape to the very long, gripping finish. This suave, seamless Rioja spent six years in American oak barrels. (JR)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: The Gran Reserva 890 is the longest-aged wine in the excellent La Rioja Alta stable, with an impre... Read More » 


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2009 Remelluri Gran Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "This is very fine with glorious fruit and density. Full and refined tannins. Lots of spices, dried meat and dark fruits. Long and intense. About 24 months in oak, mostly 500 liter casks and not all new. Exciting. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is a ripe and well-oaked red, with plenty of spice and a medium to full-bodied palate and, while approachable, it should improve in bottle. I'd wait at least one year before pulling the cork, at which time the oak will probably be better integrated. This vintage was not fully produced by Telmo, so it's kind of a transit ...Read More » 


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JS 95 RP 93

2013 Viña Ijalba Maturana Blanca Rioja

Jancis Robinson: "Very rare, rescued variety (only 2 ha exist). Ambient yeast for barrel fermentation, where it is aged on lees for four months. Organic fruit. Initially a herbal aroma, creamy too, some green apple and citrus. Stony, even dusty/chalky, on the palate, dry, a slight grip but filled out by deep citrus flavours that become more herbal on the finish. Distinctive, crisp and persistent. I imagine it would age for a few years too, though I have not tasted wines with bottle age to be confident. (JH)" (11/2014)  


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Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia 5º Rioja

In the 1970s and earlier, it was customary for bodegas in Rioja to label some wines not as crianza, reserva, or gran reserva, as they do often do today, but instead to label their wines by the amount of years it was released after harvest. Thus, this 5º año from Viña Bosconia was released in its 5th year, some years ahead of its Reserva bottling. We know this to be from the very good 1973 vintage, and it is an affordable way to get a glimpse of this storied bodega's older releases. 


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1964 Bodegas Bilbainas "Viña Pomal" Rioja

The 1964 vintage is one of the greats in 20th century Rioja. Many of the wines are still going strong today. Viña Pomal comes from a vineyard located right by Lopez de Heredia's Viña Tondonia. It is a terrific vineyard, and the fruit from the great '64 vintage truly delivered some fantastic wines. This bodega has been around since 1859, and was once the official wine supplier to the Spanish royal family. 


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2004 Miguel Merino Gran Reserva Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Grand Reserva is Tempranillo blended with 4% Graciano from three vineyards, two planted in 1931 and a third, 'La Loma,' planted in 1946 near Briones. It is matured for 26 months in Allier and American barrels. It has a very harmonious bouquet with dark plum, singed leather, sous-bois and game that is very well-defined and classic in style. The palate is medium-bodied with elegant, fine tannins matched with well-judged acidity, the finish is a little dry and savory with hints of cocoa on the long aftertaste. This is an excellent Gran Reserva. Dri ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 91

1982 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añón" Reserva Rioja

When this bottle is on, it has to be one of my all time favorite examples of mature Rioja. Winemaker Ezequiel "El Brujo" García (ex Cune in the 1960's and a portion of the 70's) described the Cerro Añon to me as being more masculine, a very old school Riojano way of referring to a wine as "Burgundian" (think: LdH Viña Bosconia, always in the Burgundy bottle). Accorindg to García, Cerro Añón always had a hefty chunk of Mazuelo and some Garnacha to brighten things up a bit. I hope you enjoy this wine as much as I have; it's not only great but an interesti... Read More » 


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2005 Bodegas Ontañon Reserva Rioja

Ontañon is an amazing bodega, located just outside of Logroño, but sourcing fruit from their own vineyards in Rioja Baja. These are high elevation, fairly isolated, wild vineyards, many of which are gently sloping and on poor, stony soils. The wines here show the richness and generosity of fruit for which Tempranillo and Garnacha based Rioja Baja wines are known, but with an added elegance, texture and purity which only older vines from top notch vineyard sites can provide. 


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2010 Marqués de Vargas Reserva Rioja

91 points Vinous: "Deep red. Oak-spiced aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of vanilla and coconut building in the glass. Still showing a youthfully oaky character to the sweet dark fruit, mocha and vanilla flavors. Clings with very good smoky intensity and persistence, with dusty tannins adding shape. (JR)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: This Logroño-based producer has a loyal following in Spain, particularly in the restaurant and pintxos scene in San Sebastián Vasco (this is often a good indicator of a quality Rioja!). Known for their strong, richly fruited style, Marques de Varga... Read More » 


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