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2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
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

2010 La Rioja Alta "Viña Alberdi" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2010 La Rioja Alta "Viña Alberdi" Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "Ripe and intense aromas of strawberries and blackberries with hints of black ink. Savory notes, too. Full-bodied, chewy and focused with linear fruit and character. Very finely crafted. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 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 berr ...Read More » 


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JS 95 RP 91

2008 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva (Previously $18) Top Pick!
2008 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva (Previously $18)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was really taken by the 2008 Reserva, which is a subtle, serious and somehow closed red with insinuating aromas and very good integration of the oak. The palate might also be a little shy and austere, but it feels very balanced with great freshness, fine tannins and a polished texture. This is great value. 10,000 bottles produced and filled in the summer of 2011, so the wine has had enough time in bottle to be ready by now. (LG)" (8/2016) K&L Notes: Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Pue... Read More » 


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RP 91

2005 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2005 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Gran Reserva can also do with some decanting in advance as it has some reductive aromas when first poured after opening. After that it has some notes of hung game, spices, beef blood, iron, tea leaves and peat showing mostly as tertiary aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, with a fine thread of acidity going through its spine that is laced with fine tannins. It is quite easy to drink and quite a good price for a Gran Reserva." (4/2015) K&L Notes: A K&L Direct Import! Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vi... Read More » 


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RP 90

2012 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "Terrific aromas of currants, berries, cinnamon and perfume. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a dense palate. Superb length and refinement. Compact. Super length. Superb quality considering the price. More delicate and refined than the 2010. Precise." (12/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The blend of the 2012 Rioja Reserva is significantly different from previous vintages, with more Graciano and Garnacha. The blend was approximately 77% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 8% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. After a very dry growing season, the harvest was saved by some rains at the end of September, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2014 Bodegas Puelles Segundo Año Rioja

A K&L Direct Import! This is a new wine for us from the Bodegas Puelles stable. "Segundo año" means second year, and refers to the fact that it is released in the wine's second year following harvest. Prior to the more widespread usage of terms such as crianza, reserva and gran reserva, wineries would indicate the age of their wine by stating segundo, cuarto, quinto or whichever was the appropriate year. Not merely a quaint throwback, however, this segundo año is delicious, with bright, crisp fruit of excellent purity and a judicious amount of barrel ag... Read More » 


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2007 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2007 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

97 points James Suckling: "Wonderful purity of fruit with a strawberry, currant and plum character. Full and velvety body with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious fresh and fruity finish. Classic Rioja style. Que lindo! Drink now." (10/2016) 95 points Decanter: "Seductive and complex nose, typical Mediterranean expression of warm berry fruit, cherries, blackcurrants and plums. Explosion of fruit on palate with roses, chocolate and vanilla, silky tannins and racy acidity." (3/2017) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "If Viña Ardanza seems to be going fast, the Gran Reserva 904 is even faster and we're now on the 2007 Gran Reserva 904. This wa ...Read More » 


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2004 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Reserva Rioja

94 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with dried flowers plus hints of leather and smoke. Lots of depth and elegance to this wine with polished velvety tannins and a long finish. Wonderful texture. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good ba ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2014 Mas Que Vinos "Ercavio" Tempranillo Roble Tierra de Castilla

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Ercavio Roble is pure Tempranillo that followed a classical vinification, fermentation in stainless steel, malolactic fermentation in cement and a short aging (six months) in used French barriques. The nose is very classic, too, nicely crafted, fine with a nice combination between berry and spice with subtle oak. It has a commercial profile in a very pleasant way. The palate shows very good volume and a fine texture with elegant tannins. It tastes like a much more expensive wine. This is superb value and a faithful representation of Tempranillo ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2012 Miguel Merino "Viñas Jovenes" Crianza Rioja (Previously $15)

A longtime participant in the wine business, Miguel 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 2 hectares of vines and several hectares of vineyards owned by a close friend. All the fruit is from sloped, primarily chalky clay vineyards (Miguel is a fan of his slopes) within the cooler climate Rioja Alta town of Briones, which makes these wine a terrific showcase o... Read More » 


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2009 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2009 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja

96 points James Suckling: "This is a powerful and rich red with black truffle and blueberry character. Sweet tobacco, too. Full body, tannic and flavorful. Yet open and polished. Fantastic finish. Great ageing potential. Drink or hold." (7/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Viña Arana Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), with a long aging in oak barrels (three years with six manual rackings). It's a polished and soft red, classic Rioja. Translucent and bright with some orange around the edges, it feels light and tertiary with balsamic aromas of cigar ash and incense, spicy and ...Read More » 


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JS 96

2009 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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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 » 


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DC 95 RP 93

2015 Palacio del Burgo Tinto Rioja (Elsewhere $15) Top Pick!
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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2005 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Bosconia" Reserva Rioja

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A worthy follow up to the 2004 is the 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva, a wine that they consider the most rustic and powerful in the winery, but that I find as elegant and subtle as it gets. This feels very much in line with the 2004, maybe a notch above even, a lower yielding year. The nose is somehow closed and feels young with the elegant rusticity lurking from the bottom of the glass, clean and precise. The tannins are velvety and there is great acidity--a constant here. The wine is terribly elegant. I simply loved this wine. 99,000 bottles were filled in ...Read More » 


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RP 94

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

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, a group of growers who have some great quality vineyards in the area. The Reserva quality fruit, combined with a warmer, more structured vi... Read More » 


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2011 Bodegas Muriel Reserva Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "Floral and subtle fruit character on the nose follows through to a full to medium body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. So refined. Hints of herbs and pepper towards the end. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Baked, rooty aromas of sandalwood, exotic spices and berry fruits are attractive. Though slightly grabby on the palate, this shows the right structure and build. Flavors of up-front oak, herbal plum and raspberry finish dry, with firm, pinching tannins. Drink through 2021. (MS)" (8/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry mingle wit ...Read More » 


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2012 Bodega Numanthia "Numanthia" Toro (Previously $60)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Deep, dense and pure from the opening bell, this Toro is a winner. Aromas of dark ripe black fruits are cool and moderately oaked. This feels massive on the palate but sensationally balanced. Flavors of blackberry, coffee, mocha and toasty oak finish spicy, smooth and heady. Drink this exemplary Toro through 2023. (MS)" (7/2017) 94 points James Suckling: "I love the dark fruits, licorice and stone character on the nose. Full body with dusty tannins that are firm and silky. Fresh and linear with wonderful length. Pretty clarity." (7/2015) 93 points Vinous: "Dark purple. An explosively p ...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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2013 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza Top Pick!
2013 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wonderful 2013 Crianza from Hacienda Monasterio is one of the great successes from a challenging vintage that resulted in a heterogeneous collection of wines, where you can find the best and the worst. 2013 was a shorter vintage and they didn't do a Reserva or Reserva Especial that year, so the very best grapes from their estate vineyards went into this Crianza...The Monasterio vineyards are south-facing, the warmer exposure in the northern hemisphere, so they have an advantage in cooler years such as this 2013. Since 2012, the vineyards are organica ...Read More » 


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2009 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2009 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja

97 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of ripe fruit, Spanish cedar and dark chocolate. Full body with beautiful flavors of fresh strawberries and raspberries. Super polished and refined. Lovely tension. Refined and polished. A wine with superb depth. Always a masterpiece. Better in 2018 but a joy to taste now." (10/2016) 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 r ...Read More » 


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2014 Valderiz Ribera del Duero

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dense and muscular, yet graceful, this red balances ripe blackberry and cassis flavors with savory black olive, bitter chocolate and mineral notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated, and lively acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy and floral finish. Drink now through 2028. 420 cases made. *Highly Recommended* (TM)" (6/2017) K&L Notes: Located in the district of Roa, one of the best villages for vineyards in Ribera del Duero, and perhaps not coincidentally, where the offices of the RDD consejo are based, Valderiz makes great wines from Tempranillo grapes in t... Read More » 


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WS 94

2008 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The first of the reds here is the 2008 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza from a cooler vintage that produced some austere and serious wines--a year with higher acidity and lively fruit. It feels effervescent and it makes you salivate. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from 50-year-old vines that ferments in ancient oak vats, and ages in barrel for three years. This cuvée has increased its quality tremendously since the 1990s. These cooler years provide citric freshness, and a very fine texture and vibrant acidi ...Read More » 


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2010 Contino Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
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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2013 Finca Villacreces "Pruno" Ribera del Duero

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I’ve loved this wine in the past and the 2013, a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in French oak, is stunning, simply over-delivering in so many different ways. This wine, which offers up copious quantities, of blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit, licorice, graphite and meaty notes, offers fabulous aromatics, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful, pure texture and a long, heady finish with subtle oak. What’s amazing is the French oak is all two-year-old, super-expensive Darnajou barrels. For $20 this i ...Read More » 


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RP 93 JS 92

2010 Bodegas LAN Rioja Reserva

Wine Spectator: "Blackberry, pomegranate and orange peel flavors mingle in this lively red. Sweet-tart acidity imparts a slightly candied character, while chewy tannins keep this grounded. (TM, Web-2016)"  


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2011 Lambuena Reserva Ribera del Duero

Located in the town of Roa, which is part of the Burgos district, Lambuena is a producer of D.O. Ribera del Duero wines and is one of our newest Spanish direct imports. Ideally situated in the central growing region of the Ribera del Duero, in an area known for the very high quality of its chalky clay soils and its extreme continental climate, Lambuena makes big, generously fruited, yet structured and ultimately classic Ribera del Duero wines (these days, this is very difficult to find in this D.O.) Though the wines consist primarily of Tempranillo ("tin... Read More » 


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2014 Castillo de Viñas Crianza Rioja

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, a group of growers who have some great quality vineyards in the area. 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Juicy red and mixed berry fruit, with... Read More » 


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2010 Bodegas Lan "Viña Lanciano" Reserva Rioja (Previously $28)

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

2014 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez "Pesquera" Crianza Tinto Ribera del Duero

Alejandro Fernandez is rightfully a Spanish icon, having been one of the early pioneers in the Ribera del Duero D.O. He is a champion of the local Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grape variety, and has proven time and time again that his vines around Pesquera del Duero consistently produce rich, powerful, fragrant, and elegant Ribera del Duero that is capable of improving with bottle age. These are wines that are typically aged in more American oak, with a sensible barrel rotation and extraction that never veers too much to the overly dark and chewy side. This ... Read More » 


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2013 Hacienda Solano Vinas Viejas Ribera del Duero

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Selección Viñas Viejas is a mixture of Tempranillo grapes from multiple small plots of old vines in the village of La Aguilera, where the family has the vineyards and the winery. There is low alcohol and very good freshness here, despite the fact that it was harvested in mid-October. It matured in oak barrels for one year. 2013 was a challenging vintage, a cool year, but with problems of botrytis during the harvest, so it was necessary to sort and select thoroughly, and they even sold some grapes. The old vines are harvested earlier, and these w ...Read More » 


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RP 92


1998 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Editors’ Choice * Floral cherry, raspberry and aged wood aromas are elegant and mature. This Rioja is in regal condition, with smooth tannins and integrated acidity. Dried cherry, red plum, herbs and vanilla create a classic Rioja flavor profile. A supple, long finish puts this in perfect drinking shape, which doesn’t mean it can’t last another through 2025 or so." (5/2015) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red with a pale rim. Pungent, spicy nose shows pure cherry, redcurrant and plum complemented by succulent herbs, vanillin oak spice and a hint of dried flowers. Supple, lush and ...Read More » 


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WE 94 ST 93

2000 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Reserva Vina Ardanza has 25% Garnacha blended with the Tempranillo. Light to medium ruby, it delivers an enticing bouquet of cedar, spice box, leather, forest floor, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a ripe, moderately dense wine with complex flavors and excellent balance. (JM)" (2/2008) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Fading medium-red color. Cherry-vanilla, tobacco and dried raspberry on the nose, with subtle baking spices, cedar and herbs adding complexity. Suave red fruit flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak spices and gently propped up by silky tannins. An unders ...Read More » 


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RP 90 ST 90


2012 Pago de los Capellanes Crianza Ribera del Duero

Composed of Tempranillo from Pedrosa de Duero, and then aged in all French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one year-old, 1/3 two year-old), this Ribera shows dark cherry and red plum fruited aromas. Approachable now, it is also serious enough to age a while in your cellar. Pago de los Capellanes is one of the most consistent producers in all of Ribera del Duero. They always seem to make very good quality, fresh, nicely structured wine, with tasty fruit, bright acidity and well balanced oak. This is a very solid Ribera del Duero for the money. (Joe Manekin, K... Read More » 


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2012 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" Ribera del Duero Top Pick!
2012 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" Ribera del Duero

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Valbuena was cropped from a vintage with a very dry and warm summer that resulted in very healthy grapes. Since the 2010 vintage, this wine is fermented plot by plot following the findings from a soils study they did. The élevage is in French and American oak barrels that on average lasts some 18 months followed by another 18 months in 20,000-liter oak vats, but of course some lots had more time in barrique and others more time in vat. It has ripe tannins and a powerful mouthfeel but with a soft texture. Even if it's not widely mentioned, it alw ...Read More » 


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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. (LG)" (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 in his littl... Read More » 


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RP 90

2011 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "A complex nose of dried strawberries with slate and white-truffle undertones. Hints of Spanish cedar. Full body, juicy tannins and bright acidity that follows through to a long, clean and earthy finish. A great wine that shows structure and complexity. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 93 points Vinous: "(aged for 26 months in French oak casks) Bright ruby. Fresh red berry, cherry, mocha and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of cola and vanilla. Intense black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors deepen and pick up a sweet hint of mocha on the back half. The ...Read More » 


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2012 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez "Pesquera" Reserva Ribera del Duero

92 points James Suckling: "Nose of ripe blackcurrants, strawberries and raspberries plus mineral undertones. Full to medium on the palate with a fresh red-fruit character, soft tannins and a long and spicy finish. Phenolic tension and style. Drink now." (12/2016) K&L Notes: The reserva bottling of Pesquera is typically higher in acidity, shows more layered. Penetrating aromatics, and is very clearly built for the long haul. 


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JS 92

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 » 


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WE 90

2014 Olivier Riviere "Ganko" Rioja Top Pick!
2014 Olivier Riviere "Ganko" Rioja

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

2012 Lambuena Crianza Ribera del Duero

Located in the town of Roa, which is part of the Burgos district, Lambuena is a producer of D.O. Ribera del Duero wines and is one of our newest Spanish direct imports. Ideally situated in the central growing region of the Ribera del Duero, in an area known for the very high quality of its chalky clay soils and its extreme continental climate, Lambuena makes big, generously fruited, yet structured and ultimately classic Ribera del Duero wines (these days, this is very difficult to find in this D.O.) Though the wines consist primarily of Tempranillo ("tin... Read More » 


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2014 Artuke "La Condenada" Rioja (Previously $60)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A lot subtler, elegant and balanced than the initial vintage, the 2014 La Condenada showed more precise and subtle with a lot less impact from the élevage. They bought the semi-abandoned vineyard in 2012, when it had not been pruned in two or three years. The vines were planted in 1920 on very sandy soils, with a majority of Tempranillo, but also some 15-20% of other grapes, red and white. They are all harvested and fermented together, as well as matured in 600-liter oak barrels for one year. This also reflects the character of the soil, finer and more e ...Read More » 


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RP 93

2014 Hacienda Solano Ribera del Duero

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The eponymous 2014 Hacienda Solano is produced with Tempranillo from the village of La Aguilera fermented in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels for ten months. It's a serious Tempranillo with power and ripeness keeping the freshness and balance. There are some earthy and smoky aromas too. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and good freshness. This is a very good expression of the year, ripe and fresh. Incredible good value for Ribera del Duero. (LG)" (2/2017) K&L Notes: Based in the commune of Burgos, specifically w... Read More » 


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RP 90

2014 Dominio del Águila "Pícaro" Tinto Top Pick!
2014 Dominio del Águila "Pícaro" Tinto

93 points James Suckling: "Delicate and floral with a ripe dark-fruit character and hints of charcoal and vanilla. Full body, elegant yet firm tannins and a fruity finish. Lots of wood but this is stylish. Needs time to soften. Better in 2019." (12/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Pícaro Tinto is Tempranillo with some 5% Albillo and selected from vineyards where the soils have a higher content of clay. This is always produced from the same vineyards since the initial vintage, 2012. 2014 could sometimes feel a little austere and sometimes a little reductive. This 2014 is terribly balanced, something t ...Read More » 


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2008 El Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva Rioja (Previously $40)

Founded in the 1970's in Oyón, just outside of Logroño, El Coto has steadily grown and is now a very large owner of vineyards, primarily in Rioja Alta. Their gran reserva, produced from a single vineyard named Los Almendros, is a beauty. Aromas of macerated berries and a hint of kirsch lead to a very pretty palate: aromatic, lifted and energetic. As with a few of our other favorite 2008's, this wine really shows the elegance of the vintage. It will continue to improve, but is in such a great spot now. 


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2014 Yaso Toro (Previously $15)

Toro, known for its hefty, tannic reds from the local clone of Tempranillo known as tinto del pais, can really hit the spot in a successful vintage like 2014, a year in which many winemakers in both Toro and Ribera del Duero say that they had the conditions to make some of their wines to date. The Yaso shows structured dark fruits, with some notable mineral notes, though ultimately plenty of juicy fruit which provides the wines with lots of charm. 


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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90

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