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2010 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja Top Pick!
2010 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! In the spectacular 2010 vintage, the Crian... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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1999 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
1999 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Gran Reserva has an enticing red cherry, soy and cedar-scented bouquet that is reminiscent of an old Burgundy. The palate is very well-balanced with fine acidity and edgy tannin. There are notes of fresh red cherries and orange rind interlaced by leather on the tart, highly enjoyable, zesty finish. Drink now-2018. (NM)" (8/2012) K&L Notes: Wow--this is spectacular Gran Reserva! Made in a traditional style with earthy red fruit aromas, and in this relatively cooler, damper vintage, a slightly Burgundian profile. The wine features good acidity, minerality, and... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 91

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92

2012 Bodegas Teso La Monja "Almirez" Toro Top Pick!
2012 Bodegas Teso La Monja "Almirez" Toro

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more. This large estate in Toro is owned by the Eg ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Finca Villacreces "Pruno" Ribera del Duero Top Pick!
2013 Finca Villacreces "Pruno" Ribera del Duero

92 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with chewy tannins and pretty fruit. Full body, seamless tannins and a fruity finish. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 92 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, he ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 RP 92

2005 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2005 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cropped from a vintage deemed almost perfect, the 2005 Viña Ardanza Reserva follows the same varietal mix found in the last vintages; 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. The grapes are always sourced from the same vineyards, 30-year-old Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero in Rioja Alta and Garnacha from Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. In the case of the 2005, it was racked six times during its elevage. The one bottle I tasted first was a bit evolved with plenty of cigar ash, incense and leather along with hung game (woodcock came to mind). But the palate was ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Cune "Imperial" Reserva Rioja

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of plum, chocolate and rose aromas. Licorice and cloves too. Very subtle yet rich. Full-bodied, very fine and balanced. Lovely firm and silky mouthfeel. It still needs some bottle age to soften but is already long and beautiful. Elegant. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Vinous: "Saturated ruby. Spicy, intensely perfumed cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by vanilla, potpourri and an exotic Indian spice quality. Smooth, round and concentrated, offering sweet, focused red and dark berry compote flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Appealingly sweet and broad on t ...Read More » 


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2008 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2008 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 ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Crianza, pure Tempranillo aged for one year in barrel, is a textbook, restrained, serious Crianza combining balsamic and spicy aromas with notes of ripe red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, clean and with abundant, slightly grainy tannins that require food. 70,000 bottles. Importer(s): K & L Wine Merchants, 3005 El Camino Real,Redwood City, CA 94061, (877) 559-4637 , www.klwines.com" (5/2015) 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 vineyard worker/owners, Puelles k... Read More » 


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2005 Bodega Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Especial Rioja Top Pick!
2005 Bodega Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Especial 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: 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 specificit... Read More » 


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JS 92

2009 Bodegas Olarra "Añares" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
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." (9/2013) Jancis Robinson: "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 at least four diff ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2007 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva Top Pick!
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

2006 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2006 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja

98 points James Suckling: "This is amazing traditional Rioja with a complexity and beauty of ripe fruit and long aging. Unique. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, tobacco, vanilla, plums and prunes. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Three years aged in oak and three years in bottle. 80% tempranillo with the rest of the classic varieties. All from high altitude vineyards." (7/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Prado Enea is a phenomenal bottle of traditional Rioja at its best. A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and the remaining 10% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for a long time in oak and bottled before ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Bodegas Muriel Reserva Rioja (Elsewhere $20)

95 points Decanter: "**Top 50 Wines of 2013** - Menthol and eucalyptus on the nose. More classic aromas come through with aeration. Savoury, traditional style with toasted nuts and coffee, delicate coconut and ripe, baked plum fruit. A great, classic Rioja. Complex and intriguing." (5/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reserva just feels very Rioja, with notes of leather, cedar, cigar box and a core of red and black fruit. The palate is fresh, with very good acidity, clean flavors and good persistence and length. This Reserva delivers very good value. Drink 2014-2018. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "Black cherry, ...Read More » 


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DC 95

2004 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This 2004, from a superb vintage shows a beautiful light red color with a brick rim and a superb nose redolent of balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles. The light to medium-bodied palate shows fully resolved tannins, great acidity and pure, pungent flavors that linger in the mouth forever and that can only be Rioja. This is a wine to smell over and over again. It might sound like an exaggeration, but this wine is still too young and you should wait a little bit and drink the superb 2001 vintage which should still be availa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2004 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2004 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja (96RP, 94ST, 91WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This 2004, from a superb vintage shows a beautiful light red color with a brick rim and a superb nose redolent of balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles. The light to medium-bodied palate shows fully resolved tannins, great acidity and pure, pungent flavors that linger in the mouth forever and that can only be Rioja. This is a wine to smell over and over again. It might sound like an exaggeration, but this wine is still too young and you should wait a little bit and drink the superb 2001 vintage which should still be available on the market while this one matures in bottle. At this quality level the price is superb especially considering that the wine is being released 10 years after the vintage. Drink 2016-2024. (LG)" (12/2013) 

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2004 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja (qty: 4)


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RP 96 ST 94 WS 91

2013 Lambuena Tinto Ribera del Duero

90 points Wine & Spirits: "Intense in its aromas of ripe black fruit, rich in flavors of blackberries and spice, this Ribera offers depths of earthiness and more delicate herbal details. The flavors last long, ready to serve with slow-braised pork." (6/2015) K&L Notes: 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 conti... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 90

2013 Lora Tempranillo Syrah Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Previously $10)

Lora is a blend of certified organic Tempranillo and Syrah from one of the cooler parts of La Mancha (high up on the plateau not too far from the UNESCO heritage city of Cuenca). This is a delicious red - full of fresh fruited drinkability, but surprising structure from the minerality and balanced acidity. The winemaker and person who carefully sources this great organic fruit is none other than our friend Miguel Merino Navajas, son of Miguel Merino of Rioja fame! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja (Previously $12)

Wine Spectator: "Cherry, leafy, orange peel and light smoky flavors show a traditional character in this savory red. Features light, firm tannins and a clean, slightly bitter finish. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2015)" K&L Notes: Bodegas Campo Viejo was born when two small, historic Rioja estates merged in 1959. The unusual name comes from the block of vineyard next to the original cellar, very old vines that the winemakers called "Old Friend" - Campo Viejo. This wine consists of 100% Tempranillo, aged for four months in oak barrels. While the fruit is red plum and dark cherry, the o... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 Sharp Zombie Rioja (Previously $9)

Composed of primarily Tempranillo grapes and made at Covila's facility, this is dark cherry fruited Tempranillo that is unoaked and delicious. The particularly cool conditions of the 2014 growing season produced fresh, crunchy, joven style Rioja this year. Enjoy this with a slight chill to highlight the freshness of the fruit. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos "Cuarteto" Rioja

There is a wonderful element of whimsy and joy at this tiny, family bodega located in Laguardia. The elephant logo, the onsite African art museum, as well as the name (there is no Señor de Lesmos, as it turns out) all speak to the family's joie de vivre and sense of humor. There is nothing funny about the quality of these wines, though. 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. Cuarteto is a classic, Alavesa style "maceración carbonica" wine whe... Read More » 


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2003 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Reserva Rioja (Previously $42.00)

95 points James Suckling: "Ripe aromas of dried fruits, plums and prunes. Flowers too. Full body, round and ripe textured tannins. Intense and powerful fruit. Layered. Powerful style. Very long. Richer than normal due to the the hot growing seasons of 2003. Aged for six years in old American oak barrels. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Cigar box, cedar and balsamic notes frame cherry, raisin and licorice flavors in this lean, firm red. Displays grip and focus, with firm tannins and orange peel acidity. The spicy finish is fresh and long. A traditional style. Drink now through 2023. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2010 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja

96 points James Suckling: "A round and silky red with deep and rich fruit and floral aromas. Wet earth too. Full-bodied, racy and beautiful. True Rioja. This comes from older vines of tempranillo with an average age of 20 years or more. Maceration is a little longer. Six months in new French oak and then 24 months in old French and American oak barrels. One and a half years in bottle." (7/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tight as a drum on the nose, this rambunctious Rioja is throbbing with blackberry, plum and floral aromas. Intense and staunch on the palate, with plum, raspberry, cherry, herb and chocolate ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza is a Tempranillo with a dash of Graciano and Garnacha aged in oak barrels for two years, which is way beyond the requirements to get the official Crianza category. It has a strong note of licorice with nuances of Chinese ink and leather over a core of spices and distant cherries. The palate feels quite polished, with almost unnoticeable tannins, good acidity and overall balance. It is very drinkable and appropriate for food. (LG)" (4/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

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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2012 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez "Pesquera" Crianza Tinto Ribera del Duero

93 points Wine & Spirits: "An indomitable vintage of Pesquera, delicious and wild: This wine’s aromas are reminiscent of raw meat and earth. Right now, the tannins scratch like a cat sprawled out on its back, soft in the middle, but dangerous to approach too closely. And yet the wine has lovely fruit depths at its heart. Too young to drink now, but if you dare, try it with chuletón de Avila (a grilled ribeye) and papas fritas." (6/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "Ripe fruit with dried mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold." (7/2015) K&L Notes: Alejand... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 93 JS 92

2005 Marques de Murrieta "Castillo Ygay" Gran Reserva Especial Rioja

97 points James Suckling: "You just want to smell this, with a polish and clarity that changes all the time. Aromas of walnuts, dark fruits, ginger, roasted seaweed, soya, iron, rosemary, and lavender. Full-bodied, yet polished and firm. Such tension and form. The length is phenomenal. As always, this is a selection of the best of the best. A blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% mazuelo. Almost all American oak. Aged three years barrel and then three years in bottle. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Castillo de Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, a classic among classics, is back in top form w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 93 RP 91

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Sharp Zombie Rioja (Previously $9)

Composed of primarily Tempranillo grapes and made at Covila's facility, this is dark cherry fruited Tempranillo that is unoaked and delicious. Enjoy this with a slight chill to highlight the freshness of the fruit. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2010 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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2013 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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2011 Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero

Alejandro Fernandez' Condado de Haza may be less famous than its sister winery, Pesquera, but it also produces terrific wines that are classically built Ribera del Dueros made not to coat the palate with sweet oak and glycerine, but rather to age gracefully and accompany what is on your dinner table. This all Tempranillo wine comes from vines originally planted in 1989 on an ideal, south facing slope of calcareous clay soil, with some gravelly sections as well as a vineyard slope downward towards the Duero river. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2009 Faustino V Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Faustino V Reserva is released as a Reserva, Tempranillo with 9% Mazuelo and 16 months in American oak. The nose is balsamic and oak-driven with plenty of notes of smoke, cigar ash, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon, hints of leather and ripe fruit that are developing unusual meaty aromas of smoky bacon. The palate is medium-bodied, polished and easy to drink." (4/2015)  


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Dominio de Pingus "Flor de Pingus" Ribera del Duero

94 points James Suckling: "A linear and refined red with dense fruit, yet bright and racy. Full-bodied, tannic and firm. Shows wonderful length and complexity. 100% tempranillo and aged in 40% new French barrels. Needs about four to five years to soften but already beautiful." (7/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Flor de Pingus is a mosaic of different vineyards in the village of La Horra in Burgos, totaling some 35 hectares. As all these are estate vineyards, they were much better controlled than those used for PSI, and the wine shows it in a challenging vintage like this one. It has a slightly diffe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92

1964 Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "With its dried-cherry and rose-petal aromas and flavors, this beautiful, mature red is every bit the equivalent of a fine, older Bordeaux or Burgundy. Cumin and cinnamon show on the palate and the refined finish is lovely, with anise and white pepper accents." (5/2001)  


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 94

1998 Bodegas Riojanas Viña Albina Gran Reserva Rioja

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brandied cherry, light mineral notes and touch of rose petal are draped across the nose of this juicy, dry, elegant old-school Rioja. Subdued and mature in flavor, with earthy notes of cherry, plum and cocoa, this is a classy wine with a long finish. Drink now or cellar 2020–2025." (5/2015) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Captivating aromas of redcurrant, candied cherry, rhubarb, vanilla bean, cured tobacco, cedar, mocha and dried flowers. An elegant, suave midweight with wonderfully sweet, mellow red fruit flavors and an array of exotic spice accents. The supple, persistent ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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WE 93 ST 92

2014 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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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)  


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2009 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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2013 Pago de los Capellanes Joven Ribera del Duero

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Layering crisp red fruit with a wisp of smoke, this broadens into an enveloping mouthful of blackberry and raspberry flavor. It’s ripe and easy to drink, gently gliding over the palate to meet cecina de vaca, air-cured beef that’s a specialty of León." (6/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Joven is a young, fresh, fruity Tempranillo from their younger vines, which aged for a short time in oak barrels. It has a fruit-driven nose, is clean and shows polished tannins and good acidity, which makes it feel supple and tasty. One of the finest young Riberas I tasted for this article ...Read More » 


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W&S 91

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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2011 Quinta Sardonia "QS2" Proprietary Red Spain Top Pick!
2011 Quinta Sardonia "QS2" Proprietary Red Spain

92 points Wine Spectator: "Smoky, loamy and meaty notes give this muscular red an austere character, but there's a core of black plum, licorice and mineral flavors and good density beneath the firm tannins. Has power but needs time. Best from 2016 through 2026." (9/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 QS2 is mostly Tempranillo, complemented by Bordeaux grapes aged in oak barriques and egg-shaped cement vats. Since the 2011, the wine that makes it into the blend is more or less based on the soils. The nose is dominated by blue and black fruit aromas with dark spices and a hint of smoke. In 2011, they star ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

2014 Ostatu Rosado Rioja

Based in the Rioja Alavesa town of Samaniego, Ostatu has worked diligently to fine tune the style of their rosado and truly has produced one of our favorite, everyday value pink wines from Spain over the past few vintages. A blend of Tempranillo with some Garnacha and Viura, this rosé's gently hued pink color suggests a light touch and relatively quick skin maceration, as does its fresh, lively, red fruited profile. This is a big gulp type of wine, delicious on its own or with charcuterie, cheeses, veges and aioli, grilled fish, cured anchovies, roasted ... Read More » 


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2011 Pago de los Capellanes Crianza Ribera del Duero

91 points Wine Spectator: "This red is polished, focused and graceful, offering flavors of cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and mineral. Shows a balance of fruit and savory elements, with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Drink now through 2021. 16,000 cases made." (8/2015) K&L Notes: Composed of Tempranillo from Pedrosa de Duero (about 4 km from Roa), 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 ... Read More » 


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WS 91

1982 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añón" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
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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2008 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" Ribera del Duero

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Valbuena is produced with Tempranillo and 7% Merlot and Malbec from a cold, rainy season and late harvest. It reminds me of the Riberas of yesteryear, sharper with a slight rusticity, long and sharp. Once fermented, the wine matured for seven months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 12 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), three months in used barrels and then six months in the vats again before being bottled in May 2011. The aromas are subtle, there is fruit, but there is soil and above all there is harmony. The palate is long ...Read More » 


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