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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

2015 Telmo Rodriguez "Dehesa Gago" Toro Top Pick!
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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2013 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja (Elsewhere $25) Top Pick!
2013 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja (Elsewhere $25)

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


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RP 92

2015 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 » 


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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) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "There’s a velvety, red-fruited wine behind all the initial oak blackness, yielding notes of forest floor as the wine softens up with air. It remains tight in the middle, needing a grilled sirloin to bring out its complexity." (12/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entry-level 2011 Viña Alberdi is a blend of Tempranillo from different vineyards with a cl ...Read More » 


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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

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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RP 91

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

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


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2017 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Deliciously herbal, this smells of mint and green tea, and is supported by tense acidity typical of whites from the cool and rainy Basque Country. The wine’s soft effervescence needles the flavor, drawing out the background spice to bring complexity—more than just simple freshness." (8/2018) K&L Notes: Ameztoi produces some of the tastiest, most representative and classic txakoli: the delicious, bright, slightly petillant (fizzy), low alcohol wines that are consumed like water in Spanish Euskadi (Basque Country). Vineyards are a stone's throw from the ocean, full of ... Read More » 


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W&S 91

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

96 points Decanter: "Traditional Rioja at its ageworthy best, the Tondonia red is a cuvée of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo. Leafy, gamey and sweet, with tangy acidity and a volatile lift. (TA)" (10/2017) 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 ...Read More » 


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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

2016 Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rias Baixas

92 points James Suckling: "Creamy, ripe and peachy with considerable sustance and a rather supple acidity for Rias Baixas, but also good length. Drink now." (7/2017) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Unluckily, I missed the 2015 vintage and now have tasted the 2016 Albariño from Pazo de Señorans. It wants to showcase the varietal character of the grape in the Salnés with grapes mostly from sandy soils. It's bottled unoaked and without malolactic after four months in contact with the lees. The nose is clean, elegant and subtle, mixing aromas of white flowers with sensations of freshly cut grass, citric hints and a ba ...Read More » 


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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

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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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

2009 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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RP 95

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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VN 90

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

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

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

2015 Bodegas Abanico Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A custom cuvée made by Eric Solomon and Rafael de Haan, the 2015 Hazana Vinas Viejas is a classic, old school styled effort based on 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano aged 10 months in French and American oak. With medium to full-bodied richness, excellent concentration, and lots of chocolatey dark fruits, new leather, dusty earth, and graphite notes, it’s one hell of a wine for 14 dollars." (2/2018)  


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JD 91

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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JS 90

2014 Valderiz Ribera del Duero

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dense and muscular, yet graceful, this red balances ripe blackberry and cassis flavors with savory black olive, bitter chocolate and mineral notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated, and lively acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy and floral finish. Drink now through 2028. 420 cases made. *Highly Recommended* (TM)" (6/2017) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "0 This wine's blackberry and cherry aromas are dark and ripe, with leathery complexity. It's full and balanced, with tannins that are just edgy enough to lend structure to the baked berry, chocolate and meat flavors. The long f ...Read More » 


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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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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

2012 Castillo de Viñas Reserva Rioja (Previously $18) Top Pick!
2012 Castillo de Viñas Reserva Rioja (Previously $18)

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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2011 Remelluri Reserva Rioja

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


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JS 92 RP 92

2011 Can Mayol Loxarel "MM" Gran Reserva Brut Nature Classic Penedes (Previously $25)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The heavy bottle of the light Rosé 2011 MM de Loxarel came gushing out with violence when I uncorked it. It is a very pale blend of Xarello with 40% Pinot Noir that matured in bottle with the lees no less than 42 months. This time they told me it was white, but I'd say it's still a Rosé. But what really matters is that it's a very nice sparkling wine with more complexity provided by the extended contact with the lees. Decayed roses, freshly baked brioche and hints of mushrooms and forest floor are detectable in the nose. The palate is silky and it fills ...Read More » 


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2001 Bodegas Riojanas "Monte Real" Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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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." (1/2018) 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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El Maestro Sierra Fino Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Gently floral, with hints of iodine and pepper, this is a subtle and delicate Fino. The acidity keeps up the tension while the texture feels soft. Give it time in the glass and spicy scents emerge, along with an intriguing fruitiness." (10/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Fino offers up aromas and flavors of sea salt and roasted nuts. It is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to sushi. (JM)" (2/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Quite subtle and light. Delicate but not thin - tangy and bright, in fact." (9/2012) K&L Notes: El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique sherry bodega in Jerez de la Fronte... Read More » 


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W&S 91 RP 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 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 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

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

2016 Abel Mendoza "Jarrarte" Rioja

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


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RP 91

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

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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RP 94 WS 92

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

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

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 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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 91

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 92

2011 Navazos-Niepoort Palomino Vino Blanco

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Navazos-Niepoort Vino Blanco is an unfortified Palomino Fino fermented in cask from a single vineyard. It offers a fascinating bouquet with subtle oxidative notes combining beautifully with light resinous aromas. The palate is well-balanced with a crisp, walnut tinged entry, crisp acidity and a lovely, slightly abrupt yeasty finish. This is very fine. (NM)" (8/2013) Wine Spectator: "The toasted almond and dried pear flavors have the character of a fino Sherry but the weight and freshness of a table wine. Chamomile and citrus notes add interest to this distinctive ...Read More » 


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Wine Club

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RP 90

2015 Laventura Malvasia Rioja

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

2005 Can Mayol Loxarel "109 Mesos" Gran Reserva Brut Classic Penedes (Previously $80)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 109 Gran Reserva is old vine, head-pruned Xarello with 10% Chardonnay kept in bottle with the lees for no less than 109 months until it is released, but the 'sur lie' can be much longer—in fact, until you decide to pull the cork, as the bottles are sold without being disgorged. It's therefore cloudy and full of lees (depending on how much you shake the bottle!), which help prevent oxidation in the wine and continue evolving in the bottle. I have been greatly impressed with this bottling in the past and was very much looking forward to this 2005, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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RP 93

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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DC 98 W&S 92

Pérez Barquero "Gran Barquero" Oloroso Montilla Moriles

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Although most Sherry producers offer PX wines, there is, in fact, very little pedro ximénez planted in Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto. Most of the vines are in Montilla-Moriles, where the grapes can produce both super-sweet and concentrated wines, as well as Finos that are both very dry and very ripe. This Oloroso, aged more than 30 years in botas, is intensely saline and earthy, with complex nutty flavors. It is very dry, yet generous and ripe, a vibrant wine that would go well with braised lamb." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Oloroso Gran Barquero is produced from Ped ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 94 RP 92

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JD 95

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