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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 92

2015 Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill - Old Vines" Monastrell Alicante Top Pick!
2015 Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill - Old Vines" Monastrell Alicante

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "From old vines and aged 14-16 months in French oak, the 2015 Tarima Hill sports an inky color as well as a smoking bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, pepper, and dried flowers. It's broad, expansive, and sweetly fruited, with a great mid-palate and sweet tannin. It's a sexy fruit bomb done with class!" 92 points Wine Spectator: "This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Monast ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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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RP 90

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. (LG)" (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 ... Read More » 


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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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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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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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JS 94 RP 93

2013 Can Mayol Loxarel Garnatxa Blanca Brut Nature Classic Penedes

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Produced with Garnacha Blanca grapes, the new 2013 Garnatxa Blanca Brut Nature (they use the Catalan spelling of the grape) is the first I know of produced with the variety. It's sourced from vines grown at high altitude (for Penedès), 800 meters, from 30-year-old plants kept in contact with the lees for no less than 15 months. The nose shows some developed aromas with some leesy complexity and a balsamic touch of camphor, as well as an intriguing note of diesel that develops with time in the glass. The palate shows creaminess, I guess the bubbles, plus ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2014 Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill - Old Vines" Monastrell Alicante

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics of blueberry, black raspberries, chalk and spring flowers. The wine has beautiful, full-bodied texture, impressive ripeness and purity and length. The minerality is present, and the wine a heck of a value. (RP)" (8/2016) 90 points James Suckling: "Intense prune, spice and leather aromas, massive tannins and ...Read More » 


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RP 92 JS 90

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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2016 Borsao "Tres Picos" Garnacha Campo de Borja

92 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of black currant and candied cherry pick up incense, vanilla and exotic spice nuances with air. Deeply concentrated dark berry and spicecake flavors are complicated by notes of smoky minerals and floral pastilles, while a subtle peppery quality adds spiciness. Supple tannins give shape to the very long, smoke-tinged finish, where the floral note echoes strongly. (JR)" (5/2017)  


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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

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 Mas Doix "Les Crestes" Priorat (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2015 Mas Doix "Les Crestes" Priorat (Previously $30)

90 points James Suckling: "Slightly herbaceous and chemical nose showing a currant, cranberry and red-cherry character. Medium body, medium, slightly firm tannins and a medium, fruity finish. Drink now." (12/2016) Wine Spectator: "This fresh red offers black cherry, licorice, cola and mountain herb flavors backed by juicy acidity and light tannins. Focused, with just enough grip for food. Drink now through 2020. (TM, Web Only-2017)" K&L Notes: A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah aged for eight months in two-year-old French barrels. The wine is unfined and unfiltered. The result is a dark, crimson... Read More » 


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2016 Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rias Baixas

91 points Wine Spectator: "#35 on the 2017 WS Top 100! This big white is round and polished, with good weight and solid acidity behind the pear, blanched almond and white tea flavors. Ginger and briny notes give this a savory character. A muscular style." (9/2017) K&L Notes: Albarino is the perfect summer white, but its naturally crisp acidity and peachy citrus flavors make it enjoyable year-round as an aperitif or paired with a variety of foods, particularly shellfish and seafood. It hails from the Rias Baixas zone of Gallicia, on the northwest coast of Spain. Walk through any given fishing v... Read More » 


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WS 91

2014 Hacienda Solano Ribera del Duero (Previously $18)

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

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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RP 91

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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RP 92

2015 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin "Mas D'en Caçador" Priorat (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Nit de Nin family has grown with the addition of a new vineyard. The wine produced since 2003 comes from Mas d'en Caçador—this was always named on the label, but it is now also specified in the wine name to distinguish between the new vineyard. The 2015 Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador comes from the vineyard mentioned in the name, a famous place in Porrera planted with old vines of Garnacha Negra, Garnacha Peluda and Cariñena. It fermented in an oak vat with indigenous yeasts and matured in a similar vat for 18 months. It's heady and ripe, exuberant and ...Read More » 


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RP 97

2015 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin "Planetes" Priorat (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The amazing 2015 Planetes de Nin is a young-vine blend of Garnacha and Cariñena that fermented in 3,200-liter French oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in a 3,000-liter oak vat for some 18 months. It starts as a closed and serious red, with great detail, poise and elegance, incredibly fresh for the conditions of the year, challenging the 2014 with freshness. It's fresh and mineral, elegant and perfumed, floral and nicely balanced on the palate. This has to be the finest Planetes to date. Bravo! 9,070 bottles were filled in April 2017." (4/2018) K&L Notes: Ba... Read More » 


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2015 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla Top Pick!
2015 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasting two completely different vintages of the same wine is very revealing, and having the 2015 Clio next to the 2014 showed how each of them revealed the character of the vintage. 2015 is a very complete and balanced year, resulting in classic, powerful wines with concentration and balance, and all that is needed to age in bottle. This is a similar blend as the 2014, mostly Monastrell with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for almost two years in French and American oak barrels. The oak is there, but it feels like the fruit is able to integrate it with some ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2014 Dominio del Águila "Pícaro" Tinto (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2014 Dominio del Águila "Pícaro" Tinto (Previously $30)

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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JS 93 RP 92

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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JS 90

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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JS 92

2015 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell (Silver Label) Jumilla

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Juan Gil (silver label) is their pure Monastrell aged in oak for 12 months. The profile of this wine has changed, and there is now no trace of oak; it feels a lot more focused, fresh and approachable, with berries, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes, quite intense. The palate is very tasty, not terribly complex, with fine tannins, good balance and freshness. Approachable and easy to drink. Bravo for the change! (LG)" (12/2017) K&L Notes: An excellent value from Spain. Monastrell grapes for this wine came from 45-year-old parcels on their estate vineyards... Read More » 


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RP 91

2015 Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago Toro

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Another terrific value is the 2015 Dehesa Gago. Made from 100% Tempranillo brought up all in concrete and stainless-steel tanks, it has a rounded, supple, elegant style to go with pretty notes of dried violets, black cherries, blueberries, and dried earth. This smoking value is impeccably balanced, has integrated acidity, and fine tannin. It way over-delivers and will keep for at least 2-4 years." (3/2018)  


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JD 92

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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WS 93

2016 Brezo Mencía Bierzo

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I loved the nose of the 2016 Brezo Mencía as soon as I put my nose in the glass. It was floral, a little heady, expressive and intoxicating, with notes reminiscent of malted cereals, decayed violets, earth and spices. The palate is juicy with a soft, approachable texture, very nice balance and freshness and a tasty finish. As it comes from old vineyards, it always contains a percentage of other grapes, mostly Garnacha Tintorera. This looks like a steal! 32,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2017." (8/2017)  


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RP 91

2013 Algueira "Carravel" Ribeira Sacra (Previously $35)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Carravel aims for the more balsamic side of Mencía, with a longer élevage. It's produced with the fruit of 40-year-old vines on steep slopes, fermented with 20% full clusters in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, followed by malolactic in barrique and aged in 225- and 600-liter oak barrels for 24 months. All three Mencía bottles are from the Doade zone and all three are very different. This Carravel has incredible aromatics, with notes of tangerine and blood orange, and is all about freshness with a spicy twist. Fernando tells me this is th ...Read More » 


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RP 93

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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JS 90

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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RP 91

La Guita Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys*; #30 on the 2017 WS Top 100! This round white has texture and grip, with rich and focused flavors of apple, almond, green olive and brine. Offers plenty of fruit, but remains grounded thanks to the briny character. Expressive and balanced." (11/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV La Guita Manzanilla has always had a very strong and marked character of brine, green olives and mustard seeds, with an overall sweet sensation. The medium-bodied palate is precise, very dry and intense, with some brine and rancio flavors and great length. The quality of this wine has incr ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

2015 Descendientes de Jose Palacios "Petalos" Bierzo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entry level 2015 Pétalos del Bierzo, their regional wine, in the new official category that will start working in the appellation from the 2017 vintage, a blend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Doña Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It's a s ...Read More » 


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RP 92

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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RP 91

Valdespino "Inocente" Fino Jerez

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As with many other wines from the José Estévez group, there is a special bottling of Valdespino's flagship NV Fino Inocente in magnum, but in this case they have kept the bottles for six months as the wine is from the saca otoño 2016, the autumn bottling from 2016. So the wine is offered with some extra bottle age. It has all that you expect from Inocente, a long aging wine fermented in bota from grapes grown exclusively in the Macharnudo Alto vineyard and bottled with an average age of ten years. All the textbook aromas and flavors are there, coupled wi ...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 Bodegas Roda Reserva Rioja

95 points James Suckling: "Very fresh, deep black fruit and licorice character. Rich and complex, but also very lively for its age. The refined tannins are beautifully integrated and drive the long, complex finish. Delicious now." (7/2017) K&L Notes: Located in the famed barrio de estaciones, Roda is the relative newcomer in this historic area of bodegas including Lopez de Heredia, La Rioja Alta and Muga. Their style tends to show more dark fruit flavors, with savory undertones and the grilled, toasty nuances of high quality French oak barrels. This is a wine of deep pitch and heft, but showin... Read More » 


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JS 95

2014 Mas Doix "Salanques" Priorat Top Pick!
2014 Mas Doix "Salanques" Priorat

98 points Decanter: "65% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 10% Syrah. Tasting notes: Intense, mineral nose with vivacious black cherry, wild thyme and black pepper. Dense, concentrated, lively, fruity palate of black cherries with a perfumed finish. The high alcohol is well integrated." (5/2017) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "Mostly old-vine garnacha and cariñena, this blend includes ten percent syrah off younger vines, all grown around Poboleda. It’s a youthful wine, wild in black-cherry and gooseberry flavors, spices and herbs. It feels firm, yet there’s enough room for a lovely acidity to make its way through, ref ...Read More » 


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2016 4 Kilos "Motor América" Mallorca

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Motor América is their "glu, glu" Callet from clay soils that give very fluid wines, fermented with indigenous yeasts, without any added sulfur and aged exclusively in clay and concrete. 2016 was a very dry year, and the wine changes with the vintage; this time it was 100% Callet (with some old vines that always have some other varieties--up to ten different ones), which only reached 11% alcohol. It has a bright note, high-toned, red rather than black, with some earthiness. It reminded me of a light red from Jura, with vibrant flavors and acidit ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2013 Hacienda Solano Vinas Viejas Ribera del Duero (Previously $30)

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

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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RP 91

2015 Casa Beade "Ribeiras de Armea" VdT Betanzos

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Ribeiras de Armea is a blend of 60% Branco Lexítimo (Albarín Blanco) and 20% each of Agudelo (Chenin Blanc) and Godello from Vino de la Tierra Betanzos, an IGP of Galicia. The vines range between ten and 30 years of age and are planted on clay and schist soils. Two-thirds of the volume is fermented in stainless steel and the rest in used 500-liter barrels, all with indigenous yeasts. The wine is kept in each of the fermentation vessels for nine months, after which it is blended and bottled. Branco Lexítimo has such a strong character that in oth ...Read More » 


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RP 91

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 » 


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RP 91

Cardenal Mendoza Solera Spanish Brandy (750ml)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "No wallflower, this one. The intensity of the bouquet starts right with the pour as waves of prunes and raisins rise from the glass; air contact stirs deeper aromas, most notably orange rind, peppermint and roasted nuts. This rich, heavyweight brandy features layers of flavor, including cocoa, toffee, caramel, cream Sherry and oaky vanilla. Finishes as large and robust as it started." (12/2002) K&L Notes: There is no better way to spend a winter evening than sipping on a nice glass of brandy. Cardinal Mendoza Brandy is produced in Jérez, Spain. Founded in 1781, Cardi... Read More » 


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WE 90 - 95

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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WE 90

2015 Clos Erasmus "Laurel" Priorat

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Laurel comes from the younger vines of the estate and is 80% Garnacha, 15% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in larger oak vats, concrete tanks, and amphorae, it boasts a deep purple color as well as perfumed notes of resinous herbs, blackberries, liquid violets and pepper. It’s rich, concentrated, and voluptuous, yet pure and elegant on the palate. It’s undoubtedly the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted, and the good news is that there are close to two thousand cases produced!" (2/2018) K&L Notes: This cuvée from the iconic Clos Erasmus (one of th... Read More » 


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JD 95

2015 Alvaro Palacios "Les Terrasses" Priorat

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) K&L Notes: Produced from a blend of Garnacha (55%) and Cariñena (45%), most of which is purchased from high quality fruit sources in various villages of Priorat, this is an excellent vintage of Les Terrases. Ripe and clean red fruit aromas are punctuated by notes of fennel pollen. More red fruits on the palate show a touch of licorice, lots of fres... Read More » 


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DC 95

Lustau East India Solera

92 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background." (6/2011) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This traditional wine from Lustau is made in the Cream style. It’s dark and pretty, with PX-ish prune and caramel aromas. It’s not as thick as Pedro Ximénez, and thus isn’t syrupy. But it’s certainly rich and full of cookie, molasses, ...Read More » 


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W&S 92 WE 90

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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JS 95 W&S 92

Hidalgo "La Gitana" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Consistently one of the finest traditional manzanillas you'll ever taste, La Gitana might as well be the Webster's entry for the category: pale straw color, salty seaside freshness and a dry, tangy, yet rich flavor. And that flavor lingers after each sip, too, like sea spray." (4/2005) Jancis Robinson: "Greenish pale. Very lively and bone dry. Good stuff! This is the sort of wine you could imagine devoting an entire holiday to." (4/2010) K&L Notes: We have a fresh, recently bottled batch of La Gitana, this time in a proper 750ml bottle! As good as it's ever been, the briny, slightly alm... Read More » 


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W&S 92

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