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2012 Cune Crianza Rioja

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91 RP 88 - 90

2013 Casa Castillo "El Molar" Garnacha Jumilla Top Pick!
2013 Casa Castillo "El Molar" Garnacha Jumilla

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A new kid on the block, the pure Garnacha 2013 El Molar carries the name of the vineyards where the vines were planted in 2006 on sand and chalk soils covered with gravel. It was foot trodden and fermented in cement vats and aged for nine months in used 500-liter oak barrels. In 2013 the vines worked until the very end as it was a year where there was more rain than average and a relatively cool summer (sometimes ripening occurs because of dehydration rather than true ripening) resulting in a perfect ripeness but quite contained. It is light ruby color, ...Read More » 


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RP 93

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

2005 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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2011 Finca El Encinal Crianza Ribera del Duero

92 points Wine Spectator: "Toasty oak, ripe fruit and vibrant acidity add up to a balanced, expressive red, with cherry and berry flavors that are bright and crunchy, while cocoa and mineral notes add depth. Lithe and lively. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,500 cases made." (12/2015) K&L Notes: Owned by the historic, traditionally minded Bodegas Franco Españolas in Rioja, Finca El Encinal is a similarly traditionally oriented Ribera del Duero. The winery's Tempranillo grapes (locally known as tinto fino) grow in heavily calcareous clay in an extremely continental... Read More » 


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WS 92

2012 Casa Castillo "Las Gravas" Jumilla

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A cuvée that has been changing over the years (and getting more focused and Mediterranean, I'd say) the 2012 Las Gravas is a blend of Monastrell with 15% Syrah and 15% Garnacha; the Garnacha vineyards in the state come into production so the winery has more grapes to use. This wine saw a big change with the 2008 vintage, when Cabernet Sauvignon disappeared from the blend and got more focused and true to its birthplace. 2012 could be the finest vintage to date, as there was no 2012 Pie Franco, as quantities were really short and those grapes are in this b ...Read More » 


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RP 94

2013 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(raised entirely in concrete): Brilliant ruby. Pure, high-pitched aromas of redcurrant, strawberry, blood orange and fresh rose, plus a bright mineral overtone. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit and floral pastille flavors lifted by spice and mineral nuances. Closes spicy, nervy and long, with silky tannins making a late appearance. Finding a wine with this much clarity and precision is a tough job at double and even triple the price of this one. (JR)" (9/2014) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from vines planted in 1915, the 2013 Garnacha Negra comes from th ...Read More » 


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ST 91 RP 90

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

2012 Bodegas Palacios Remondo "La Montesa" Crianza Rioja

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


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

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


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Alvear "1927" Pedro Ximenez Solera Montilla-Moriles (375ml)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. (RP)" (11/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 100 Wines of 2012, Editors' Choice* A rank well above most PX sweeties, with lush but fresh aromas of raisin and spice that are distinctly not syrupy or heavy. Feels thi ...Read More » 


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Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Penedes

91 points Wine & Spirits: "There’s intriguing complexity to this firmly structured rosé, a meaty wine that’s dry without feeling tannic. The mousse is finely integrated into the flavor, set to lift the flavors of duck confit or roast quail." (8/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Loxarel 999 Rosat is made up of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Trepat. Salmon pink in color with persistent small bubbles, it is a tasty wine best used as an aperitif." (5/2011) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Orange-pink. Musky red fruits, herbs and flowers on the nose, along with a hint of underbrush. Taut redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are braced by gentle acidit ...Read More » 


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W&S 91

2011 Cal Batlett "d'Iatra" Gratallops Priorat Top Pick!
2011 Cal Batlett "d'Iatra" Gratallops Priorat

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely amazing wine from vineyards near the Priorat village of Gratallops, which is in the heart of Priorat. This 2011 D'Iatra is made from 44% Carignan, 36% Grenache, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Syrah aged 12 months in French oak. All the vines are farmed biodynamically and range in age from 60 to 80 years. The wine is a beauty, dense ruby/purple color with notes of raspberry jam mixed with notes of kirsch and blacker fruits. It has fresh acids, crushed rock minerality and floral notes make for sensational and complex fragrant introduction. Once ...Read More » 


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RP 93

2009 Bodegas Sierra Salinas "Puerto Salinas" Alicante

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 5,000 cases of this remarkable value, another stunning example of the astonishing palate of Eric Solomon and his ability to ferret out exceptional wines at such ridiculously low prices that most consumers will never guess how good they are based on the price alone. Composed of 66% Monastrell, 19% Garnacha and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for one year in both new and 2-year-old French oak, it displays an inky/purple color along with notes of road tar, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, camphor, graphite and forest floor. The wine is complex, ful ...Read More » 


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RP 92 W&S 91

2013 Mas Que Vinos "Ercavio" Tempranillo Roble Tierra de Castilla Top Pick!
2013 Mas Que Vinos "Ercavio" Tempranillo Roble Tierra de Castilla

90 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented dark berries and cherry on the fragrant nose. Smooth, sweet and open-knit, offering pliant blackberry and violet pastille flavors that tighten up and gain focus on the back half. Nicely plays richness off vivacity and finishes with very good persistence and supple tannins, leaving a juicy berry note behind. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, with the malo taking place in clay amphoras, followed by eight months of aging in used French and American oak. (JR)" (12/2015)  


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VN 90

2013 Borsao "Tres Picos" Garnacha Campo de Borja

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid purple. Fresh cherry, blackberry and incense on the highly perfumed nose. Lush, sweet and broad on the palate, offering fleshy blueberry and floral pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Closes on a sweet note of spicy oak, with supple tannins, very good tenacity and a touch of fruitcake. (JR)" (9/2014) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Tres Picos is the bodegas top cuvée of 100% Grenache from older, head-pruned vines planted on the hillsides of the Moncayo Mountains. Yields were less than two tons of fruit per acre. This was the first of the Grenaches to spend some ti ...Read More » 


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ST 91 RP 90

2011 Quinta Sardonia "QS2" Proprietary Red Spain (Previously $30)

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) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "80% tempranillo, 13% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot; aged for 15 months in a combination of French oak and amphoras): Inky purple. Assertive dark fruit and floral aromas show very good clarity and complicating hints of black pepper and woodsmoke. Densely packed blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors spread out ...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 » 


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2012 Vila Viniteca "El Hombre Bala" Mentrida (Previously $30)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 El Hombre Bala is pure Garnacha from different vineyards in Cadalso de los Vidrios from purchased grapes. If you know previous vintages of this wine, this 2012 has a lot less oak and extraction. Also this ruby-colored red is sporting a fresher, more precise nose dominated by wild red berries and hints of spices and herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with perfectly integrated oak, unnoticeable in fact, and very good balance and freshness before ending with the taste of cherries in liqueur. It's quite hedonistic and lush. Uvas Felices belongs to ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2011 Finca Villacreces Ribera Del Duero Top Pick!
2011 Finca Villacreces Ribera Del Duero

94 points Decanter: "This wine could also be in my 12 greatest Riberas. Delicious, complex, finely sewn, open. Top quality, and at a bargain price. (PBT)" (1/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Opaque purple. Exotic aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, cherry-vanilla, licorice and peppery spices. Plush and open-knit, offering deeply concentrated dark fruit flavors and hints of candied flowers and spicecake. Supple tannins build with air and add shape to a very long, supple finish that leaves cassis and mocha notes behind. This suave wine has the depth to age but drinks very easily now; it was aged for ...Read More » 


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Wine Club

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DC 94 VN 92 RP 90

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

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


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RP 94 VN 92

2013 Luna Beberide Mencía Bierzo (Previously 14)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Mencía at its best can be sweetly ripe while still tasting as vibrant and juicy as this wine does. It's full of crisp red fruit and nuanced spice-eminently drinkable. In fact, there's little better to accompany charcuterie." (10/2014) 90 points Vinous: "Bright violet color. Lively and focused on the nose, displaying scents of red berries, cherry pit, licorice and fresh flowers. Tangy redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and put on weight with aeration. Clean, minerally and precise, with strong closing thrust and lingering spiciness. (JR)" (9/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entr ...Read More » 


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W&S 91 VN 90

2011 Bodegas Muga Reserva Rioja

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


Inventory: Hollywood

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JS 92 RP 91

2012 Espelt "Old Vines" Garnacha Emporda

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 100% Grenache planted in decomposed granitic soils, and aged four months in new and used French oak, this deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Garnacha Old Vines demonstrates what high quality can be found in obscure Spanish appellations. Aromas of kirsch, lavender and strawberries emerge from this medium-bodied, dense, rich 2012. Enjoy this delicious Spanish red wine over the next 3-4 years." (11/2013) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(grown on granitic soils about a mile from the ocean): Inky ruby. Deeply scented bouquet of dark berries, bitter chocolate and black pepper, with a sm ...Read More » 


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RP 90 ST 90

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 » 


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2014 Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rias Baixas

92 points Vinous: "Limpid gold. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by honeysuckle and smoky minerals. Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering vibrant pear skin and white peach flavors and a touch of fennel. Becomes spicier and fleshier with air, finishing with excellent clarity and length, leaving mineral and subtle leesy notes behind. (JR)" (1/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pazo de Senorans is considered one of the handful of top estates in Rias-Baixas and has consistently produced some of the best Albarinos that money can buy. Their old-vine cuvées are especially good. Thi ...Read More » 


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VN 92 RP 90

2014 Do Ferreiro Albariño Rias Baixas

91 points Vinous: "Light chartreuse color. Sharply focused, assertively perfumed nose displays an array of citrus and orchard fruit scents complicated by sexy floral and mineral nuances. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering crackling lemon-lime flavors and suggestions of fresh fig and honeysuckle. The mineral quality comes back strong on the long, nervy finish, along with a subtle touch of spicy ginger. (JR)" (1/2016) 90 points James Suckling: "Plenty of pear and sliced apple character. Full body, fresh acidity and a fresh and clean finish." (7/2015) K&L Notes: Do Ferreiro is a benchmark Albariño. Every year, it ... Read More » 


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VN 91 JS 90

Lustau Dry Amontillado "Los Arcos" Solera Reserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva reveals a medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeyed, dry personality with great acid... The portfolio of under $25 a bottle selections represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities. Lustau includes a bottling date code as purchasers would want to buy Finos and Manzanillas as young as possible. It is difficult to describe the glories of sherry, but I’ll try. These Solera Reservas are all great reference points at a low price point from Lustau. (RP)" (8/2012) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Walnut, halva, ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 90

2007 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza Rioja

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


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JS 93 RP 91

2013 Descendientes de Jose Palacios "Petalos" Bierzo

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe berries such as blueberry and raspberry with slate and stone undertones. Full body plus silky and refined tannins that deliver a savory and delicious finish. Some pie crust and ripe fruit undertones too. Made from a selection of different vineyards of pure mencía. Superb value. Drink now." (7/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry and candied flowers on the perfumed nose. Silky, spicy and aromatic on the palate, offering energetic but edge-free flavors of mineral-tinged red berries. Finishes silky, spicy and very long, with a rep ...Read More » 


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2010 Palacio del Burgo Reserva Rioja

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


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2007 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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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RP 90

2009 Bodegas Olarra "Añares" Reserva Rioja

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


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ST 90

La Guita Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* 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 increased notably in the last few ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

Hidalgo "La Gitana" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (500ml)

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: This is a fresh batch of the classic dry white of Spain: Manzanilla! A classic with Tapas, this clean, dry wine is like a blast of salty sea... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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W&S 92

2013 Raventos i Blanc "de Nit" Rosé Conca del Riu Anoia

91 points Vinous: "Pale orange. Intense red berry, blood orange and rose pastille scents, along with zesty minerality and a hint of white pepper. The juicy, focused and energetic palate reveals vibrant, mineral-tinged tangerine and raspberry flavors that deepen and expand with air. This vintage shows more depth and breadth than the 2012, with a taut, sharply focused finish that echoes the floral and red fruit notes emphatically." (1/2016) K&L Notes: Raventos i Blanc was founded in 1986 by Josep-Maria Raventos, a member of the Codorníu family who wished to create a small, quality-orient... Read More » 


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VN 91

2006 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja

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


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RP 92

2008 Contino Reserva Rioja

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


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RP 91 ST 91

Lustau "San Emilio Solera Reserva" Pedro Ximénez Jerez

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Although part of Lustau’s basic line, this Solera PX shows great depth of flavor, a complex network of caramelized aromas mingling with notes reminiscent of dried plums, chocolate and exotic spices. Sweet and opulent, this is creamy and rich in all its aspects." (10/2015) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar, cinnamon cake and molasses. Powerful but s ...Read More » 


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2010 Agusti Torello Mata Cava Brut Reserva Penedes

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Agusti Torello Mata Brut Reserva is a blend of classic Cava varieties including 44% Macabeu from 41-year-old vines. It has impressive intensity on the nose with fine yeast and bread aromas with crisp delineation. The palate is packed full of strawberry and Morello fruit on the entry that is counterbalanced by the fine thread of acidity. It finishes in style with a flourish of green apple and a hint of buttered toast. This is a very satisfying Brut Reserva. Drink now-2016. Although Agusti Torello was founded in 1950, this estate sold its Cava t ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2013 Nin Ortiz "Planetes" Garnatxes i Carinyenes em Amfora Priorat

91 points Jancis Robinson: "Brilliant ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by hints of candied flowers and smoky minerals. The juicy, focused and pure palate reveals intense red fruit preserves and spicecake flavors, with a deepening bitter chocolate note. Palate-staining, but lithe and graceful, with no excess weight. Fine-grained tannins give shape and late grip to the sweet, floral and very long finish. (JR)" (1/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are two new amphora wines here, both from the same vineyard, the same vilification and aging but one pure Garnacha and this one which is a ...Read More » 


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JR 91 RP 91

2013 Alvaro Palacios "Les Terrasses" Priorat

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes, from a rainy year and a late harvest that resulted in perfect ripeness and low yields, is a blend of 55% Garnacha and 45% Cariñena. You might find labels and literature referring Cariñena to as Samsó, something that is wrong and creates confusion since Samsó is the Catalan name for Cinsault. The grapes are sourced from different villages (Gratallops, La Vilella Baixa, Bellmunt, El Lloar, El Molar, Porrera, Scala Dei, Torroja and Poboleda) all of them grown on schist llicorella soils, fermented in a combination of oak ...Read More » 


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RP 93

2010 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" Ribera del Duero

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Since the 2010 harvest, they ferment plot by plot, and it shows. This Valbuena has almost 100 components in it, smaller lots, all of them corresponding to a plot of vines. It has all the signs of being one of the best vintages ever for this second wine from Vega Sicilia, mostly Tempranillo but with 5% Merlot that matured five months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 18 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), three months in used barrels and then five months in the vats again before being bottled in May 2013. 2010 seems to have the exuberan ...Read More » 


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RP 96

2010 Viña Real Reserva Rioja

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


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2011 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja

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


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VN 91

2014 Mas Doix "Les Crestes" Priorat

92 points Vinous: "(aged in used French oak barrels for ten months): Youthful purple. Potent, mineral-accented dark berry and violet scents, with suggestions of woodsmoke and spicecake emerging slowly. The sweet and penetrating palate offers juicy blueberry and cherry pie flavors, along with an enlivening, zesty acidity. Rich yet vibrant in style, finishing with excellent thrust and smooth, slow tannins that contribute shape and grip. (JR)" (1/2016) K&L Notes: Located way up in the village of Poboleda, on of the last villages before one reaches the Sierra Natural de Montsant, Mas Doix ... Read More » 


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VN 92

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 » 


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W&S 93 JS 92

2009 Cune Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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2014 Algueira Joven Mencia Ribeira Sacra

91 points James Suckling: "Lots of white pepper, dark fruit and salt on the nose. Full-bodied, layered and very pretty. Lovely balance and freshness. Very beautiful for the vintage. Pure Mencía." (7/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Brilliant violet color. Lively dark berry and floral scents, with a suggestion of white pepper emerging with air. Lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are complemented by a subtle smokiness and a hint of lavender pastille on the back half. Closes with an echo of raspberry liqueur, bracing minerality and silky, slow-building tannins. This lithe, precise wine drinks very nicely ...Read More » 


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JS 91 VN 90

2004 Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Numanthia" Toro

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Any aspiring collectors should add a case of this to their stash. The 2004 Numanthia comes from a different terroir with a different clone of Tinta de Toro. The vines for this cuvee range from 70-100 years of age with tiny yields of 1 ton of fruit per acre. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine is a glass-coating opaque purple with a killer nose of mineral, pencil lead, wild blueberry, and blackberry liqueur that roars from the glass. On the palat ...Read More » 


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