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

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


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RP 91

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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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

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

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


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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 » 


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RP 90

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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2004 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Bosconia" Reserva Rioja

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Vina Bosconia Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho and the remaining 5% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for five years in used barrels, racked twice per year and fined with egg whites before being bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, with notes of beef blood, iron, antique shop, incense, blood orange and a touch of volatile acidity, the palate is very fresh, with good concentration, clear flavors and enough grip and fruit to age gracefully. A perfumed and feminine great Rioja. The Bosconia vineyard wines are the only ones from Lopez d ...Read More » 


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RP 93

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

2006 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Vina Cubillo Tinto Crianza is a blend of 65% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho (some wineries, like Lopez de Heredia, Muga or Telmo Rodriguez use the masculine name of Garnacha) and the rest Mazuelo and Graciano. It is aged for three years in used 225-liter American oak barrels (the only ones they use), racked twice per year, fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered. It has a dark ruby color with an orange-brownish rim and a nose of red fruit, citric notes of candied orange skin and fresh blood orange, white pepper, balsamic herbs and some raw meat ...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

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)  


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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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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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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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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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2010 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Predicador Red (Previously $28) Top Pick!
2010 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Predicador Red (Previously $28)

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

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

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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RP 90

2009 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja (1.5L)

Lesmos is back, and now in magnums, the ideal size for parties and for extended aging in your cellar! All estate fruit, hand harvested, and carefully vinified with native yeasts, this is a hand sewn wine with the purity, texture and elegance to prove it. Produced from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, the wine shows a rather Burgundian nose of cherries and plums, opening to reveal a hint of sandalwood that leads to a wonderful palate that opens with tangy cherry flavors that are persistent and presented on an elegantly textured frame. Terrific acidity an... Read More » 


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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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2008 Bodegas LAN Reserva Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reserva shows good concentration and fresh aromas of an Atlantic vintage, with quite a traditional profile displaying notes of red fruit, spices, leather and dill, and a medium-bodied palate with intense and clean flavors and a supple finish. This great Reserva wears an attractive price tag. (LG)" (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "The black cherry and plum flavors have a hard-candy character in this polished red, backed by sweet-tart acidity and supported by light, firm tannins. Lively, with a balsamic finish. (Web Only—2014)"  


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RP 91

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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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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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 » 


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2007 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Monte Real Reserva has aromas of cigar ash, forest floor and cherries, and a dusty palate with a slightly dry finish. Drink 2014-2017. (LG)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: Bodegas Riojanas is a more than century old, family-owned winery and one of the early pioneers of modern winemaking in Rioja. Today, you could say that Riojanas is one of the more traditionally oriented wineries in the region. Stylistically, Monte Real is the bolder, riper sibling of Viña Albina, produced from 100% Tempranillo in their hometown of Cenicero. In 2007, Monte Real shows lots of meaty, s... Read More » 


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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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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


2013 Pago de los Capellanes Joven Ribera del Duero New!
2013 Pago de los Capellanes Joven Ribera del Duero

Pago del los Capellanes consistently produces some of the tastiest Ribera del Duero wines around. These are modern wines with great fruit expression, as well as classical Tempranillo flavors and Ribera del Duero structure. In this young, 5 month oak aged red, there are typical dark fruited, spicy and licorice inflected aromas which lead to a juicy, rich palate punctuated by nicely built tannins that frame the wine without taking it over. Perhaps a bit more snap and cut than usual in the colder 2013 vintage. This is a lovely, inexpensive example of young ... Read More » 


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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 » 


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2009 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" Ribera del Duero

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Valbuena was harvested early, the result of a warm summer. It’s mostly Tempranillo complemented with 5% Merlot. The wine matured for five months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 16 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), four months in used barrels and then four more months in the vats before being bottled in May 2011. 180,000 bottles produced. It has some reductive notes and would benefit from some time in a decanter, where you’d start appreciating its background of cherries which feels very classical and serious. The palate is ...Read More » 


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RP 94

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

1975 Bodegas Riojanas "Monte Real" Reserva Rioja Back In Stock!
1975 Bodegas Riojanas "Monte Real" Reserva Rioja

Bodegas Riojanas is one of the classic centenarian bodegas in Rioja, based in the Rioja Alta town of Cenicero. Monte Real is 100% Tempranillo from Cenicero vineyards. Per Rioja tradition, it was aged for at least 24 to 30 months in American oak, followed by an additional year (minimum) aging in bottle prior to being released. Historically a very long-lived wine, the Monte Real Reserva from a very good vintage such as 1975 offers the connoisseur classic mature Rioja notes of dried fruits and earthy savour in full maturity. For lovers of old Bordeaux or Bu... Read More » 


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1982 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añón" Reserva Rioja Back In Stock! Top Pick!
1982 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añón" Reserva Rioja

When this bottle is on, it has to be one of my all time favorite examples of mature Rioja. Winemaker Ezequiel "El Brujo" García (ex Cune in the 1960's and a portion of the 70's) described the Cerro Añon to me as being more masculine, a very old school Riojano way of referring to a wine as "Burgundian" (think: LdH Viña Bosconia, always in the Burgundy bottle). Accorindg to García, Cerro Añón always had a hefty chunk of Mazuelo and some Garnacha to brighten things up a bit. I hope you enjoy this wine as much as I have; it's not only great but an interesti... Read More » 


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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. (JR)" (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

2007 Vivanco Reserva Rioja

91 points Wine & Spirits: "A blue-fruited tempranillo, this wine has held its freshness as it matured into earthy richness. It’s lush and delicious with black cherry flavor and those exotic, blue fruit notes, gentle and soft with the sweetness of candied almonds to contrast its tannic savor. Ready to drink." (12/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Reserva is blends of 90% Tempranillo with 10% Graciano, which fermented in small oak vats for 20 days with remontage and then aged for two years in new and second-fill oak barrels. It has a bright nose of red and black fruit, with a slight herbaceous hint. The ...Read More » 


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W&S 91

2004 Vega Sicilia "Unico" Ribera del Duero Top Pick!
2004 Vega Sicilia "Unico" Ribera del Duero

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Editors’ Choice * Lightly baked and hinting at raisin and fine herbs, the bouquet on this benchmark Spanish red enfolds aromas of tobacco, moss and ripe tomato. In the mouth, it’s elegant and silky but also full and expansive. Flavors of baked berry fruits, baking spices, herbs and cocoa finish with a light coating of toast. This is an amazingly complete, exemplary wine that’s just entering its prime. If past vintages of Unico are an indication, it will age well through 2035." (5/2015)97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pablo Alvarez described 2004 as a textbook vintage with perfect tempe ...Read More » 


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WE 98 RP 97

2005 Mauro VdT de Castilla y Leon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Mauro is made up of 97% Tempranillo and 3% Syrah. Opaque purple-colored, it reveals a brooding but enticing bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, tar, and assorted black fruits. This leads to a layered, plush, mouth-filling, sweetly fruited wine with tons of flavor. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and its finish is long and pure. It can be enjoyed now but will continue to provide pleasure through 2025." (02/08) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Seductively p... Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 91


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