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2009 Bodegas Olarra "Añares" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2009 Bodegas Olarra "Añares" Reserva Rioja

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


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ST 90

2005 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja

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


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2012 Finca Villacreces "Pruno" Ribera del Duero Top Pick!
2012 Finca Villacreces "Pruno" Ribera del Duero

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain’s greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured effort that spent 12 months in two-year-old French oak barrels. Reminiscent of a baby Vega Sicilia, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as notes of high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, deep, velvety texture ...Read More » 


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RP 93

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

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


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RP 91

2009 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja Top Pick!
2009 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja

As is the case with so many other great spots in Spain, Bodega Casa Juan is located opposite the village church, in the beautiful walled pueblo of Laguardia. The winery is a converted flour mill, featuring concrete tanks for fermenting and blending the wine, and for ageing, barrels that are used for up to seven years. These are traditional Riojas in elaboration and spirit, though the site specificity of their Laguardia and Villabuena vineyards confers a fruit character all its own to these wines. And what fruit! Especially in the great 2009 vintage, the ... Read More » 


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2010 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja Top Pick!
2010 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Crianza is produced with 100% destemmed Tempranillo grapes fermented in inox and aged for one year in barriques (50% French, 50% American) is a little closed in the nose, seems like a serious wine, with a mix of red and black fruit and the wood well-integrated in the wine. Round in the palate, with clean flavors, supple, balanced, very Rioja. It grows on you as it also improves with air and gets more focused. 30,000 bottles were produced. A great value Crianza to buy by the case! Drink 2014-2018." (8/2012) K&L Notes: A K&L Direct Import! Jesús Puelles is one... Read More » 


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RP 90

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

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Prado Enea is a phenomenal bottle of traditional Rioja at its best. A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and the remaining 10% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for a long time in oak and bottled before release. This is a practice quite common from yesteryear, but that is a true rarity today. The technical data provided talks about incredible parameters, 14% alcohol and a pH of 3.39, both extremely low for a warm vintage like 2006. The grapes are sourced from higher-altitude terraced plots where the climate is cooler and drier and the soils are rich ...Read More » 


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2007 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva Top Pick!
2007 Bodegas Puelles Rioja Reserva

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Reserva showed a strong reduction when uncorked and should benefit from decanting in advance. Pure Tempranillo, it matured in barrels for 20 months. The nose, after the reduction has blown off, is quite classical but clean showing roasted aromas and hints of dark spices, balsam and perhaps leather. The palate is quite lively, with good, refreshing acidity and fully resolved tannins. 14,000 bottles." (4/2015) K&L Notes: Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño i... Read More » 


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RP 90

2011 Hazana "Tradicion" Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely mind-blowing value, this blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano comes from 20-40-year-old head-pruned vines and was aged in a combination of American and French oak. A selection made by proprietor Rafael De Haan and Eric Solomon, the outstanding 2011 Rioja Tradicion exhibits classic Rioja characteristics of black cherry jam, lead pencil shavings, licorice and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin, this wine dramatically over-delivers. (RP)" (12/2012)  


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2013 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Tempranillo Rioja Top Pick!
2013 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Tempranillo Rioja

Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They are entirely self reliant in grapes, all of which are grown in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. This is made from Tempranillo grown in iron rich clay soils. In fact, this red tin... Read More » 


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2009 Viña Eguía Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2009 Viña Eguía Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Vina Eguia Reserva is quite similar to its Crianza sibling from 2010, a little more powerful but not necessarily better, with perhaps a more developed bouquet showing some Mediterranean herbs, dark ripe cherries and black pepper. The palate is crisp, with good acidity and length. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "There's good density to the black cherry, leafy and spicy flavors in this balanced red, remaining lively, even delicate, with racy, citrusy acidity, supple tannins and a floral finish." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Viña Eguía Reserva is harvested from more than thirty year-old ... Read More » 


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2010 Lambuena Crianza Ribera del Duero (Previously $20)

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


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2009 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2009 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Powerful yet harmonious, this rich red delivers black cherry, licorice, fresh herb, smoke and mineral flavors that mingle seamlessly over firm, well-integrated tannins, while balsamic-tinged acidity drives the flavors through the long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025." (9/2013)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry and vanilla, with a bright floral accent. Lush and palate-staining, offering intense dark berry preserve and cherry-cola flavors that become spicier with air. Deep and rich but surpris ...Read More » 


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2004 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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RP 96 ST 94

2010 Cune Crianza Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 CUNE Crianza, in a similar fashion to its 2011 sibling, is extremely aromatic, with clean raspberry aromas and the benefit of one more year in bottle, which provided it with some more complexity in the form of dried roses and sweet spice notes. The palate is velvety, really easy to drink, with clean flavors and good persistence. I liked it better than the 2011. It's superb for its price tag! CVNE seems to have improved its basic range of wines in the last few years, which is very good news, as they seem to be readily available and with attractiv ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2010 Bodegas LAN Crianza Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Crianza displays a bright ruby color and a somehow shy nose of red cherries with a touch of fennel. The palate is soft, with sweet tannins. A nice everyday wine. What is remarkable is that they produce 2.4 million bottles of this wine, so it should be readily available. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "Aromatic, with berry, floral and spice notes, this silky, light-bodied red offers raspberry, candied cherry and vanilla flavors that show a hard-candy character yet remain fresh and appealing." (2/2014) K&L Notes: LAN produces as consistent a value crianza as anyone in Rioja. Th... Read More » 


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2010 Bodegas Muga Reserva Rioja

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 7% mazuelo and 3% graciano; fermented in large oak vats and aged for 24 months in oak casks of varying size): Opaque ruby. Musky, deeply pitched aromas of ripe red fruit, game, lavender and roasted coffee. Shows very good spicy lift in the mouth, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and an undercurrent of smoky minerals. Finishes with excellent focus and thrust; the slowly building tannins meld smoothly with the wine's dense fruit. Age this wine for at least another five years, with confidence." (10/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "Juicy a ...Read More » 


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ST 92 WS 90

2011 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja

Bodegas Campo Viejo was born when two small, historic Rioja estates merged in 1959. The unusual name comes from the block of vineyard next to the original cellar, very old vines that the winemakers called "Old Friend" - Campo Viejo. This wine consists of 100% Tempranillo, aged for four months in oak barrels. While the fruit is red plum and dark cherry, the overall palate impression is balanced and very clearly Rioja. 


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1998 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Gran Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
1998 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Gran Reserva Rioja

As is the case with so many other great spots in Spain, Bodega Casa Juan is located opposite the village church, in the beautiful walled pueblo of Laguardia. The winery is a converted flour mill, featuring concrete tanks for fermenting and blending the wine, and barrels that are used for up to seven years. These are traditional Riojas in elaboration and spirit, though the site specificity of their Laguardia and Villabuena vineyards confers a fruit character all its own to these wines. This is an amazing value for aged, quality Gran Reserva Rioja. All est... Read More » 


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

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Castillo de Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, a classic among classics, is back in top form with the excellent 2005 vintage. It’s produced from a blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Mazuelo (aka Carinena), a difficult grape that is in high esteem at the winery as they consider it adds acidity and aging potential to the blend and has been selected specifically to make part of the flagship wine’s blend. In 2005, the Tempranillo was harvested on September 30, the Mazuelo on October 3, and fermented separately in stainless steel vats. The Tempranillo ages in ...Read More » 


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2011 Bodegas Bilbainas "Viña Zaco" Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Vina Zaco changed labels and profile to a more modern style a few years ago and displays a darker shade of cherry color, ripe notes of red and black berries, flowers and a meaty palate where the wood is perfectly integrated with the fruit, which finally feels more classical than what the label makes you think. It is very good value. Drink 2014-2017. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe, welcoming berry, smoke and floral aromas lead the bouquet of this modern Rioja. This is no wallflower; there’s kick to the palate, lots of oak, then robust black cherry and plum f ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2005 Miguel Merino Gran Reserva Rioja

Miguel Merino makes, as he likes to put it, an "updated classic" style of Rioja, all from his own 2 hectares of vines and several hectares of vineyards owned by a close friend. All the fruit is from sloped vineyards (Miguel is a fan of his slopes) within the cooler climate Rioja Alta town of Briones, which makes his wine a terrific showcase of the terroir (especially in a region where wines blended from various villages are more often the norm). This Gran Reserva is from some of their oldest Tempranillo and Graciano vines, planted in 1931 and 1946. It is... Read More » 


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2005 Heras Cordon Reserva Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, it was aged for 18 months in 80% new French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple, it offers up an alluring bouquet of pain grille, scorched earth, leather, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. Layered on the palate, it has tons of spicy, savory fruit, excellent balance, enough stuffing to evolve for another 4-6 years, and a lengthy, pure finish. Drink this nicely rendered effort from 2013 to 2025. The winemaker at the showplace Bodegas y Vinedos Heras Cordon is Alejandra Roxane Schmedes f ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2013 Lora Tempranillo Syrah Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Top Pick!
2013 Lora Tempranillo Syrah Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

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


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2014 Ostatu Rosado Rioja

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


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2009 Valderiz Ribera del Duero Top Pick!
2009 Valderiz Ribera del Duero

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fabulous 2009 Valderiz comes from 30- to70-year-old vines and is blended with 5% Albillo before aged for 20 months in mainly French oak (50% new). Again, one is impressed by both the precision and clarity on the nose, the vibrant effervescent red berry fruit being allowed to express itself. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, fleshy tannins. There is fine grip here and lovely touches of orange zest and a little balsamic on the elegant finish. This is a top-notch wine that should age with style. Drink 2013-2020. I was very impressed by the win ...Read More » 


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RP 93

2006 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Reserva is a great modern traditional Rioja that reminds me of the style of wines like Valenciso, with balsamic aromas of incense, cigar box, leather and tar intermixed with subtle notes of blackberries and blueberries. The palate displays polished tannins, lively fruit and good balance. Drink 2014-2017. (LG)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: A longtime participant in the wine business, Miguel sold wine for wine distributors in the States as well as worked as an export manager. Miguel found success every step of the way, and then decided that rather than retire, he want... Read More » 


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2008 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 86% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha Tinta, 4% Mazuelo and 2% Graciano from their own vineyards, which were hand-harvested between October 2 and 27. The grapes, which are selected from different plots to display the character of Ygay, fermented in inox vats and the wine aged for eighteen months in American oak barrels, eight of them in new barrels and the rest in used ones. It also matured in bottle for two years before being put on the market. An impressive 1.5 million bottles were produced. It has strong balsamic notes of incense ...Read More » 


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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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2011 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez "Pesquera" Crianza Tinto Ribera del Duero

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Fresh cherry, dark berries and vanilla on the highly perfumed nose, with a hint of woodsmoke building in the glass. Sappy and nicely focused, offering zesty bitter cherry and blackberry flavors underscored by a mineral element. Becomes fleshier and sweeter on the clinging finish, which features supple tannins and a touch of smoked meat." (9/2014) K&L Notes: Alejandro Fernandez is rightfully a Spanish icon, having been one of the early pioneers in the Ribera del Duero D.O. He is a champion of the local Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grape variety, and has pr... Read More » 


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ST 91


2008 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añon" Reserva Rioja

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Ripe cherry, dark berries and vanilla on the perfumed nose. Smooth and accessible, offering sweet cherry-vanilla and coconut flavors and a hint of mocha. Fine-grained tannins come on late, adding shape to the long, smooth, appealingly sweet finish. Shows little of the tangy edge that I associate with so many wines from this vintage." (9/2013) K&L Notes: Based in Logroño, Bodegas Olarra is not a new bodega on the block, having produced wines for over 40 years now. In fact, we have been luck enough to try several much older vintages of these wines, both ... Read More » 


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ST 90

1998 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja

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


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2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Senorio de P. Pecina Crianza feels much older and has the profile of old-time traditional Rioja, with notes of tobacco, leather, camphor, raw meat, incense and a core of macerated cherries. The medium-bodied palate shows great acidity (especially for a warm vintage), clean flavors and enough persistence. Highly recommended for fans of old-time Rioja at a great price. (LG)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: Along with the likes of Lopez de Heredia, La Rioja Alta, and some others, Señorío de P. Peciña is one of the standard bearers for traditionally styled Rioja. With a ve... Read More » 


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RP 90

2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja (1.5L)

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: Lesmos is back, and now in magnums, the ideal size for parties and for extended aging in your cellar! 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 unt... Read More » 


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JS 92

2006 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añon" Gran Reserva Rioja

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(mostly tempranillo, with garnacha, mazuelo and graciano): Ruby-red. Red berry and dried cherry aromas overlaid by a coating of vanillin oak. Sappy and sweet, offering cherry-vanilla and mocha flavors lifted by gentle acidity. Smooth, open-knit and ready to drink, finishing with repeating vanilla and cherry notes and very good persistence. My score will look high to the oak-averse, but fans of old-school Rioja Gran Reservas should dig it." (10/2013) K&L Notes: Based in Logroño, Bodegas Olarra is not a new bodega on the block, having produced wines for over 40 ye... Read More » 


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ST 91

2010 Pago de los Capellanes Crianza Ribera del Duero

Composed primarily of Tempranillo from Pedrosa de Duero (about 4 km from Roa), and then aged in all French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one year-old, 1/3 two year-old), this Ribera shows spicy dark cherry fruit aromas, leading to a fresh palate of black cherry fruit, with admirable intensity tempered by freshness as well as evident minerality. While this is tasty and approachable now, it is serious enough to age a while in your cellar. If you choose to enjoy now then decant it and pair with a plateful of lamb chops! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


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2010 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Predicador Red Top Pick!
2010 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Predicador Red

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Predicador is a blend of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Garnacha cropped between October 7 and 14. The nose was suffering some bottle shock, but it certainly demonstrates intense floral aromas coupled with vibrant cassis fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, structured tannins that, even at this premature juncture, are obvious. Taut, tense, and supremely well-focused, this should turn out to be a superb wine when it is released later this year. Drink 2015-2022." (8/2012)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(96% tempranillo, 3% garnacha and 1% viura; aged for 16 months in one-ye ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 91

2007 Vivanco Reserva Rioja

A great Rioja from the very good 2007 harvest, Dinastia Vivanco is an example of a winery making carefully crafted Rioja which combines the richer, more succulent fruit of a modernly styled wine, with the experience and know-how of an estate that has been at it for quite some time. A hefty chunk of Graciano (10%) seems to contribute to the darker fruit profile and overall sense of fruit purity and balance. For someone whose experience with wine is largely based on California wines and is looking to branch out into Rioja, this would be a terrific place to... Read More » 


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2004 Bodegas La Crusset "Seis Sombreros Colección" Rioja (Previously $50)

This is wonderful Rioja, from a producer with 100-120 year-old pre-phylloxera Tempranillo peludo, a type of Tempranillo that is known to have smaller berries and very flavorful juice, but that is nearly extinct in Rioja save for 12 hectares of vines (one-third of which belong to this bodega). Luis Palacios farms the fruit at 500 meters above sea level, in highly calcareous soil, and Oscar Reboredo produces this terrific wine at his small Rioja Alavesa winery. Bright, pristine mixed berry and darker fleshed fruits show intensity and lots of persistence, a... Read More » 


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2009 Viña Real Reserva Rioja

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Reserva, 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa, is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 22 months in new oak barriques with frequent rackings (every four months). 2009 is a powerful vintage with an early harvest, especially in Alavesa, but the wine has very good balance and is developing some complexity in the nose with a touch of spices, raw meat and red fruit. The palate displays some fine-grained tannins, ripe fruit and good acidity in a well-built wine. This should age very well. Drink 2016-2022. (LG) ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2011 Finca Sobreño Tempranillo Toro

Finca Sobreño has long been a leading producer of great value reds from Toro, and we are excited to have it back in stock. As with other wines from this D.O., tinto del pais (the region's local clone of Tempranillo) is the grape variety, and it shows lots of brooding dark fruit, a typically Castillian, scorched earth, meaty savor, and robust tannin from both grapes and wood. This is not a timid wine! Serve with braised ox tail and fries, or perhaps with a platter of nicely aged, firm sheep's milk cheese and chorizo, the smokier the better! (Joe Manekin, ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2007 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva Rioja

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with a pinch of Graciano and Garnacha from chalky soils that fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in used American oak barrels for three years in the most traditional way. The wine has an evolved color and a tertiary nose showing signs of bottle-aging, and good complexity as the aromas of American oak evolve and develop more nuances and complexity in a textbook Rioja way. At the same time the palate is really complete and balanced with good weight of fruit and superb acidity that should ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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2009 Vivanco Crianza Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from Briones grown on clay-rich soils and has the treatment of a superior wine. It ferments in oak vats and ages in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 16 months with a further half year resting in bottle before being sold. It displays discrete aromas of red and black fruit, some leather, licorice, Chinese ink and smoke notes. The medium-bodied palate is clean, with fresh flavors of red currants and spices. Very drinkable. Drink 2014-2017." (12/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Red-berry aromas are earthy, herbal and tomatoey but not ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2007 Vina Santurnia Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark red. Wild aromas of dried cherry, beef jerky and dried flowers, with a vanilla quality emerging with air. Smooth and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering focused red fruit flavors and a hint of vanillin oak spice. Closes with good lift and cut and supple tannins that fade smoothly into the fruit." (9/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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1998 Bodegas Riojanas Viña Albina Gran Reserva Rioja

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
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