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2013 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja (Elsewhere $25) Top Pick!
2013 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja (Elsewhere $25)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The red blend 2013 Rioja Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 3% Garnacha, a proportion that is very similar from year to year as they want this blend to show the typicity of the Ygay estate. They blend grapes from different vineyards, soils, expositions and altitudes in search of a traditional, fine and elegant red aged in American oak barrels with more modern characteristics like fruit, mid-palate and integration of the oak. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented separately in stainless steel vats and the wine matu ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2015 Laventura "Lanave" Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lanave is a new 50/50 blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo, where the Garnacha from Rioja Baja should provide red fruit and the Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa gives structure. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and two daily punch-downs of the cap. The Garnacha stayed in concrete, while the Tempranillo was transferred to 500-liter oak barrels, where it polished its tannins for 12 months. It has some lactic aromas, ripe berries and some spicy notes that get focused in a few minutes in the glass. The lactic note goes away and the wi ...Read More » 


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2011 La Rioja Alta "Viña Alberdi" Reserva Rioja

94 points James Suckling: "A classic and tightly knit Rioja with dried berry, spice and cedar character on the nose and palate. Medium body, very fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Acidity carries the wine and then the tannins. Gorgeous. Drink now." (7/2017) K&L Notes: Founded in 1890, La Rioja Alta is one of the most experienced and universally respected wineries in Rioja. Viña Alberdi is La Rioja Alta's juiciest, most approachable Rioja to drink on the younger side. That said, it still is one of the standard bearers of great quality, affordable, traditional Rioja, aged for two full years i... Read More » 


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2011 Los Autores "El Brujo" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2011 Los Autores "El Brujo" Reserva Rioja

Los Autores is a new, specialty negociant label charged with finding some of the most exclusive, compelling, unusual and traditional bottlings of Rioja on the market. We are excited to bring these wines into the United States, with the help of our friend, partner, and long-time Rioja resident María Alvarez. Future editions of Los Autores will always be available in tiny quantities; in this case 2,520 bottles. For the inaugural bottling, the last wine ever made by Rioja legend Ezequiel "El Brujo" García, we have a timeless, traditionally styled, Reserva w... Read More » 


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2014 Castillo de Viñas Crianza Rioja Top Pick!
2014 Castillo de Viñas Crianza Rioja

Our newest direct-import Rioja comes from Rioja Baja, where the climate is a bit warmer and more Mediterranean, but where the Garnacha is arguably the best in all Rioja, the Graciano ripens more easily and shows great promise, and Tempranillo, planted on choice parcels like they are here, is also quite good. Castillo de Viñas was a label put together for us by one of our contacts in Rioja, and is made by the Burgo Viejo winery, a group of growers who have some great quality vineyards in the area. 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Juicy red and mixed berry ... Read More » 


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2008 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2008 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja

95 points Decanter: "The best classic style of Grenache and Tempranillo pulling together joyful fruit expression and serious depth. In the mouth it is amazingly complex and so unique. A benchmark Rioja blend. SJE: A rich, sweet and savoury Reserva style with all the red cherries and a strong Grenache influence. It is somewhat old-fashioned, in a good way, with plentiful integrated oak and a fine rasp of tannin. PM: This has a wonderful oxidative style, giving it a superb savoury nose of leather. It is a perfect combination of mellowness versus vigour, and at the same time ex ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2016 Bodegas Lanzaga (Telmo Rodriguez) "LZ" Rioja Top Pick!
2016 Bodegas Lanzaga (Telmo Rodriguez) "LZ" Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The unoaked red 2016 LZ is produced with a blend of head-pruned Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano from the village of Lanciego. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats for 15 days and matured in tank for four to six months. This is super expressive, from an unusual year that delivered quality and quantity, a rare combination. It's a superb, characterful, approachable Rioja with a completely different profile, fruit-driven with notes of licorice and an absence of wood, more in the style of a wine from Marcel Lapierre than what most people ex ...Read More » 


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2011 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2011 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja

A K&L Direct Import! This is our latest arrival from Miguel Merino, whom we like to call "the hardest working man in Rioja." Having begun his humble "retirement project" in the early 1990s by restoring an older bodega just down the hill from the historic town of Briones, Miguel either owns or rents to own a total of around 8 hectares of vines, all of which are located in Briones; not only is this village specific Rioja, but it happens to come from one of the most sought after villages in all of Rioja Alta, where many top bodegas have some of their most p... Read More » 


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2016 Castillo de Vinas Blanco Rioja (Previously $15)

Castillo de Viñas is a label put together by our good friend María Alvarez for her Spanish Wine Exclusives portfolio of wines (many of which we direct import ourselves). The Castillo de Viñas white and rosé both come from a true maestro in the village of Cordovín, Honorio Rubio. Having quickly earned a reputation amongst staff and our more savvy customers for producing whites which recall the great whites of Lopez de Heredia, this bottling is a younger, fresher style, though one that still benefits from great terroir and winemaking, including a generous ... Read More » 


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2005 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2005 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Reserva Rioja

94 points James Suckling: "Lovely depth of fruit to this mature red with chocolate, dark tea and bark. Purple flowers and violets. Full and very silky and refined. A beautiful traditional wine to get to know. Drink now." (7/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from their vineyards in the meander of the Ebro River, where they have some 100 hectares of vineyards. The wine fermented in the original oak vats that are now some 140 years of age. There is no temperature control and malolactic was also in the vat. The w ...Read More » 


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2014 Olivier Riviere "Ganko" Rioja (Previously $40)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I almost fell out of my chair when I smelled the 2014 Ganko. If the 2012 was voluptuous and heady, this 2014 is austere, cool, precise and chiseled. It has a slightly reductive nose with an intense stony/mineral sensation. There are floral notes, wild berries and some exotic spices. The blend has changed and it's now a 50/50 blend of Garnacha and Mazuelo, which provides acidity and a vertical sensation like no other vintage of Ganko in the past. This is all from the village of Cárdenas in the Alto Najerilla in Rioja Alta, from high altitude, old vines on ...Read More » 


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RP 94

2015 Palacio del Burgo Tinto Rioja (Elsewhere $15)

90 points Vinous: "Bright violet. Vibrant red and dark berry scents are complemented by hints of cola and candied flowers. Fresh and energetic on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Gentle tannins build slowly on the clinging finish but are no match for the plush, primary fruit. This delicious Rioja drinks surprisingly well already. (JR)" (5/2017) K&L Notes: Palacio del Burgo is produced by Burgo Viejo, one of the more serious producers of value oriented Rioja in the entire region. From their base in the Rioja ... Read More » 


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2014 Cune Crianza Rioja

90 points James Suckling: "A fresh and easy Rioja that shows plum and cherry character. Hints of cream. Mushroom, too. Medium body, low tannins and a crisp finish. Delicious now." (7/2017) K&L Notes: Cune is one of the oldest of Rioja bodegas. While they boast some of the best of historic, older 20th century vintages, in modern times they continue to produce very solid, traditionally oriented Riojas in two main product ranges: Imperial, which represents only Reservas and Gran Reservas in limited quantities, and their basic Cune line, into which this Crianza falls. Similar to many other success... Read More » 


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2009 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza Rioja

Cubillo is the youngest Lopez de Heredia wine in the stable, referring to the vineyard of the same name. Here, Tempranillo is grown alongside Garnacha, with a few hectares each of Mazuelo and Graciano. The average vine age is 40 years. Though it is always the most recent vintage of all their wines, it sees two years in used American oak barrels and another two in bottle prior to release, making it nearly old enough to be classified as a Gran Reserva. And while I would rather drink this bright, juicy, traditional Crianza than many Gran Reserva wines, it s... Read More » 


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2015 Laventura Viura Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Laventura Viura is mostly Viura from old vines with a 5% blend of other white varieties. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in 600-liter oak barrels for 12 months with the lees. The grapes were sourced from Villabuena in the Rioja Alavesa. It's balanced and elegant, in the house style, clean and precise without any excess. It also has well-integrated oak and perfect ripeness; it turns more balsamic with time in the glass. The varietal line keeps the Laventura brand, and the wines show good typicity. (LG)" (2/2018) K&L Notes: Native South African Br... Read More » 


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RP 92

2009 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Time flies, and the 904 for sale is already the 2009 Gran Reserva 904, as they didn't bottle it in 2008. They are only going to bottle their top wines in very good and excellent vintages, so there will be a 2010 and 2011 but no 2012, 2013 or 2014. This super classical cuvée showcases the wines from Haro, silky and elegant after long aging in oak and a good future in bottle. 2009 was a powerful vintage, ripe but with good balance. The blend is approximately 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, fermented in stainless steel with a 78-day natural malolactic. Th ...Read More » 


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RP 95

2012 Marques de Caceres Reserva Rioja

93 points Wine Spectator: "#19 on the 2017 Top 100. Black cherry, currant and floral notes are expressive and alluring, balanced by loamy earth, tobacco and mineral elements that add a savory quality. Firm, well-integrated tannins give support to the polished texture, while orange peel acidity fuels the fresh finish. Drink now through 2027." (11/2017)  


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2016 Castillo de Vinas Rosado Rioja

Castillo de Viñas is a label put together by our good friend María Alvarez for her Spanish Wine Exclusives portfolio of wines (many of which we direct import ourselves). The Castillo de Viñas white and rosé both come from a true maestro in the village of Codorvín, Honorio Rubio. Having quickly earned a reputation amongst staff and our more savvy customers for producing whites which recall the great whites of Lopez de Heredia, this rosé bottling is produced from about 60% Garnacha and 40% Viura, the classic blend for "clarete" style rosé in this famous ar... Read More » 


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2009 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja (375ml)

This is a tough to find bottling from La Rioja Alta. It consists of more tempranillo than Ardanza, and is a bit more tensely structured. Still wonderfully classic, though, with lovely berry fruit, some subtle toasty/earthy notes, and a bit of a more serious personality than the delicious, extroverted 2001 Ardanza Reserva Especial also in our stock. This wine will surely age well for another decade or more. Arana, it is worth noting, is also a favorite amongst many of the crew over at La Rioja Alta. 


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2014 Bodegas LAN Crianza Rioja

Based in the village of Fuenmayor, LAN produces on of the tastiest, most consistent and readily available inexpensive Riojas on the market. 2014 was a return to usual for the region, with warmer and drier weather than in 2013, which translates into a bit more fruitiness and heft on the palate, perfect for this venerable value bottling to best show off its juicy cherry flavors and hints of spice. This is always amongst our most popular Riojas for everyday enjoyment. 


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2011 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja

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 vines and making wine. Based in the Rioja Alta town of Briones, Miguel Merino makes, as he likes to put it, an "updated classic" style of Rioja, all from his own two hectares of vines and several hectares of vineyards owned by a close friend. All the fruit is from sloped vineyards (Miguel is a... Read More » 


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2012 Castillo de Viñas Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2012 Castillo de Viñas Reserva Rioja

90 points James Suckling: "A fine and easy red with cherry and light vanilla. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh finish. Shows Rioja character. Drink now." (3/2018) K&L Notes: Our newest DI Rioja comes from Rioja Baja, where the climate is a bit warmer and more Mediterranean, but where the Garnacha is arguably the best in all Rioja, the Graciano ripens more easily and shows great promise, and Tempranillo, planted on choice parcels like they are here, is also quite good. Castillo de Viñas was a label put together for us by one of our contacts in Rioja, and is made by the Burgo Viejo winery,... Read More » 


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2010 Viña Santurnia Reserva Rioja

A blend of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, containing 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 several years; this wine can in fact be labeled Gran Reserva, and qualitatively is much better than many of them! Terrific wine from one of the most underrated producers in the region, and from a fantastic 2010 vintage to boot. 


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2011 Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "This is very driven and structured with blackberry, stone, floral and mushroom aromas. Full body, firm and polished tannins. Finish goes on for minutes. Needs two or three years of bottle age." (7/2017) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "A selection from CVNE's vineyards in Alavesa, Viña Real is ripe and chocolate-rich in 2011. Aged in both French and American oak, the influence of the oak is prominent at the moment, but there's plenty of ripe raspberry warmth to fill it. The wine tastes like a savory version of chocolate-dipped raspberries, and it's hard to argue with its deliciousness, es ...Read More » 


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2014 Viña Real Crianza Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "A perfumed nose of dried-flower, blackberry and currant character. Cloves and cinnamon too. Full-bodied, very fruity and concentrated with soft and ripe tannins and a long, fresh and lightly oaky finish. Drink now or hold." (12/2016)  


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2015 Laventura Garnacha Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There is also a new red varietal Garnacha, the 2015 Laventura Garnacha, which was sourced from a 50-year-old vineyard in the village of Tudelilla on boulder soils at 500 meters in altitude. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in 600-liter oak barrels for 12 months. It's a floral and elegant style of Garnacha, with no noticeable oak, fine tannins and great freshness. It's pure, crystalline, fresh, tasty and terribly balanced. Delicious Garnacha! Very Zen! (LG)" (2/2018)  


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2015 Laventura Tempranillo Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Laventura Tempranillo was sourced from a number of 40- to 80-year-old vineyards in Rioja Alavesa. The grapes were destemmed, fermented with natural yeasts in a concrete vat and aged in 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. It has good fruit, contained ripeness and spicy and licorice aromas. None of the wines show any influence from oak. They show a good use of the barrels, always larger sizes to keep some fruit in wines like this. It's a great varietal example with very fine tannins and an elegant texture. (LG)" (2/2018)  


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2001 Bodegas Riojanas "Monte Real" Gran Reserva Rioja

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smoky and earthy smelling, with aromas of tobacco, subtle spice and dried cherry. This feels tight, with more acidity than body at this point in its evolution. Flavors of dried raspberry, plum, earth and brown sugar are solid and classic. (MS)" (7/2012) K&L Notes: Bodegas Riojanas is a very good and woefully underappreciated Rioja bodega making wines in a traditional style. The winery is most famous for their red wines, particularly their Viña Albina and Monte Real gran reservas. Monte Real consists of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano grapes all hand harv... Read More » 


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2011 Remelluri Reserva Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "This is very tannic and powerful with a full body, and a solid backbone. Dark berry and chocolate undertones. Hints of wet earth. Needs time to come together still. Tannic. Decant before serving or wait until 2020" (7/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Not far off from the phenomenal 2010, the 2011 Reserva was cropped from a much warmer and riper vintage and it shows. This is the cuvée that represents the house style and wants to showcase the landscape of their estate, blending grapes from their 108 hectares of vineyards located at altitudes ranging from 550 to 800 meters altitude, wi ...Read More » 


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2016 Ramon Ayala "Deobriga" Blanco Rioja

Based in the Rioja Alta village of Briñas, Ramón Ayala produces bright, characterful, lip smackingly delicious Riojas from all estate fruit in the villages of Briñas, Haro, Labastida and Rodezno. While their main registered brand for red wines is 'Viña Santurnia,' their relatively newer white wine carries the family name and the brand "Deobriga." It consists of 90% Viura and 10% Garnacha Blanca. 


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2016 Abel Mendoza "Jarrarte" Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The delicious, aromatic, juicy and showy carbonic maceration red 2016 Jarrarte Maceración Carbónica is a lot more serious than what the name might suggest to many. The nose is simply spectacular and the palate is soft, gentle, approachable but not banal. It fermented in open concrete vats with full clusters and was bottled young and unoaked. 38,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2017. (LG)" (2/2018) K&L Notes: Abel Mendoza is one of the original bodegueros in Rioja to begin carving out his own path, producing, marketing and exporting his own small product... Read More » 


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2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "All the reds are Tempranillo-based blends with some 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, and the 2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva is no exception. It was sourced from a selection of their own vineyards in the Sonsierra zone. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts without much extraction or a long maceration. The élevage lasted for 36 months and was in used American oak barrels with racking every six months. It's heady and ripe, the opposite of the 2013, with earthy and meaty aromas, hints of nuts, sweet spices and ripe fruit. The palate feels qu ...Read More » 


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2010 Contino Reserva Rioja

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of plum character, chocolate, bay leaves and rosemary on the nose. Iodine, too. Full body and lots of concentration, yet this also delivers amazing freshness and balance. Ultra-fine tannins. Finish is very long, flavorful and wonderfully polished. This is all about refinement in combination with power. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Reserva is a textbook Rioja, and in fact it surprised me with a very classic profile. This is usually a blend of 85% Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha; it fermented in stainless steel an ...Read More » 


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2012 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I loved the textbook 2012 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, which has the usual house blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano; it was fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matured in used American oak barrels for some 24 months with hand racking every six months. It has a great balance between age and youth, modernity and tradition, fruit and spice, balsam and freshness. The palate feels polished, with resolved tannins and very good balance. (LG)" (8/2016) K&L Notes: Few traditionally styled Rioja's (read: delicately fruity and spicy, medi... Read More » 


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2015 Laventura Malvasia Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Laventura Malvasía had an oxidative fermentation and aging. It was sourced from a 50-year-old vineyard in the village of Leza, where red and white grapes are mixed in the field. The grapes fermented in a 750-liter, egg-shaped cement vat in contact with the skins for three weeks and aged there for one year. It's a little riper than the 2014 and with a slightly more oxidative character. It has typical aromas I often find in skin-contact whites, quince and medlar, with some fine tannins on the palate and a faintly bitter finish. An elegant version ...Read More » 


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2010 Roda I Reserva Rioja

95 points Decanter: "2010 was a memorably perfect harvest, with a wet start followed by a very dry summer that ensured no risk of disease. Altogether it was a well-balanced year, produced an Atlantic style of Roda. The wine is hugely expressive, with aromas of dark brambles, dried herbs, and fine oak. It clearly has years ahead. Full-bodied with silky tannins, it is lively with fresh, exuberant fruit. The finish shows an elegant minerality, a fine counterplay between youthful fruit and elegance." (12/2017) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cropped from an excellent vintage that has produced many great, fresh a ...Read More » 


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2014 Honorío Rubio "Lías Finas" Blanco Rioja

Honorío Rubio is a Riojano white wine specialist. In a land best known for its incredibly age-worthy reds, among many die-hards out there it is undoubtedly the traditional whites which represent Rioja's finest and most original wines. These days, outside of Lopez de Heredia (whose whites are increasingly difficult to find) and the odd older bottles of Ygay Blanco, traditional white Rioja is tough to find. That's why we are so excited to be selling the wines of our newest DI producer, Honorío Rubio. Based in the high altitude Rioja Alta village of Cordoví... Read More » 


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2016 Sierra de Tolono Blanco Rioja

93 points James Suckling: "Nicely styled reductive interest ahead of dried lemon and grapefruit notes, cut straw and dried yellow flowers. The palate has a smoothly rendered texture with impressive layered lemon and almond flavors. Holds long. Drink now." (7/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Blanco de Sierra de Toloño was produced from individual white vines from old vineyards where they are intermixed with the reds in the Rivas de Tereso village. Sandra Bravo likes clean and fresh whites, pure and direct, kept with the lees until March. It's young and fresh indeed, with even a saline/mineral touch fr ...Read More » 


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2013 Bodegas Lan Edición Limitada Rioja

Always the most forward, intensely fruited and richest of their bottlings, the edicion limitada is a very good bottling of Rioja from Bodegas LAN, with loads of dark cherry, sweet cocoa and cassis aromas leading to a tasty palate of mixed berry fruit confit flavors with perfectly bright, balancing acidity. 


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2010 La Rioja Alta "Viña Alberdi" Reserva Rioja (1.5L)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Viña Alberdi is a Tempranillo blend from different vineyards from what they consider an extraordinary vintage. This wine is matured in American oak barrels built by their own coopers, the first year in new barrels and the second one in third-year barrels with four manual rackings. This is the younger of their wines, with even some red berry aromas and spicy oak, quite harmonious. The palate is lively, balanced and polished, with tasty flavors and bright acidity. Delicious. (LG)" (8/2016) K&L Notes: Founded in 1890, La Rioja Alta is one of the most experience... Read More » 


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2010 Lealtanza Gran Reserva Rioja

Produced from 100% Tempranillo on their estate vineyards in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta), this is a terrific Gran reserva from the excellent 2010 vintage. Lealtanza began operations with a strong focus on the Reserva and Gran Reserva programs, which shows in the quality and value of this bottling. 


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2009 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja

96 points James Suckling: "This shows the ripeness and intensity of the vintage with truffles and hints of tea. Full body, layered and beautiful. Flavorful finish." (7/2017) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most classic cuvée was not produced in 2007 or 2008, so we jumped to the phenomenal 2009 Prado Enea. It was produced with grapes from cooler vineyards that enjoyed 20 extra days of slow ripening compared with warmer zones, which provided them with perfect ripeness and deep flavors. This blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and the remaining 10% between Mazuelo and Graciano had an extended élevage, in this ...Read More » 


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2011 Miguel Merino "Unnum" 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). Unnum is Miguel's son's stylistic take on their old vine holdings. It is aged in only French oak, 40% of which... Read More » 


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2014 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja (1.5L)

Lesmos is back, and now in magnums, the ideal size for parties and for extended aging in your cellar! All estate fruit, hand harvested, and carefully vinified with native yeasts, this is a hand sewn wine with the purity, texture and elegance to prove it. Produced from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, the wine shows a rather Burgundian nose of cherries and plums, opening to reveal a hint of sandalwood that leads to a wonderful palate that opens with tangy cherry flavors that are persistent and presented on an elegantly textured frame. Terrific acidity an... Read More » 


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2015 Honorio Rubio "Aaron" Garnacha Rioja (Previously $40)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The new red, part of the Edición Limitada series, is the 2015 Aaron, a varietal Garnacha from old vines fermented in open concrete vats and aged in used 500-liter French oak barrels, named after Rubio's son born in September 2015. It felt a bit closed and reticent at first, with shy aromas but nice harmony and subtlety. The palate is consistent with the nose, medium-bodied, fresh, balanced and subtle. It was bottled after 12 months in barrel. (LG)" (2/2018) K&L Notes: This is 100% old vine Garnacha, from an area in southwestern Rioja Alta where the quality of the Gar... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

2014 Eguren Ugarte Graciano Rioja

Graciano has long been considered one of the secrets to producing an elegant, long ageing Rioja. Its combination of color, bright fruit and acidity nicely complement Tempranillo, and can produce an intriguing single varietal wine in its own right. Eguren Ugarte's version shows the tell-tale combination of red and blue skinned fruits, more high toned than most Tempranillo, with slightly chewy tannins and admirable balance. 


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2001 Bodegas Riojanas Viña Albina Gran Reserva Rioja

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rusty and mature in color, with earthy, lightly leafy aromas that come with notes of maple and brown sugar. This feels elegant and fit, with classic Rioja flavors of dried red fruit, cocoa and malt. The finish is long and tasting lightly baked. (MS)" (7/2012) Vinous: "Bright red-ruby. Candied raspberry, plum, currant and roasted nuts, with American oak notes of bourbon and spices. Densely packed and sweet, with spicy flavors of strawberry, cherry and plum nicely framed by fresh acids. Finishes quite ripe and sweet, with smooth tannins and a meaty nuance. (ST) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90


2005 Lopez de Heredia "Vina Tondonia" Reserva Rioja (375ml)

Lopez de Heredia has a well-earned reputation as the stalwart traditionalist of Rioja, along the lines of Mascarello in Barolo, Mayacamas in Napa Valley, or de Montille in Burgundy. What is arguably lost in all the attention paid to traditional winemaking, wine ageing and craft, is that Lopez de Heredia pioneered the single vineyard wine in Rioja, a tradition they still honor with each of their wines. These wines hail from single vineyards -- well-sited, glorious single vineyards. Viña Tondonia Reserva is always the most claret-like, with a sense of rese... Read More » 


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