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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

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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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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2008 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2008 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja

*A K&L direct import! This is our latest arrival from Miguel Merino, whom we like to call "the hardest working man in Rioja." Having begun his humble "retirement project" in the early 1990s by restoring an older bodega just down the hill from the historic town of Briones, Miguel either owns or rents to own a total of around 8 hectares of vines, all of which are located in Briones; not only is this village specific Rioja, but it happens to come from one of the most sought after villages in all of Rioja Alta, where many top bodegas have some of their most ... 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

2013 Bodegas Puelles Blanco Rioja

Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño in his little slice of land in the Rioja Alta town of Abalos. Most of the grapes for his red wines come from his own 20 hectares, which are north-facing and located at 600 meters in altitude, affording the visitor with one of the most dramatically beautiful views of Rioja's main mountain ranges: the Sierra Cantabria mountains immediately to the north and the Sierra de la Demanda mountains to the south. This white win... 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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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

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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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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2014 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado 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. Martínez Alesanco's Rosado is made from Garnacha and white Viura grapes in a typic... Read More » 


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2014 Bodegas Muga Rosado Rioja

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I have always loved Muga’s rose, and the 2012 Rosado (a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo aged two months in American oak vats) is delicious. Lots of strawberry and cherry notes as well as surprising body and underlying power give this a traditional, old style rose character. With both freshness and flavor intensity, this surprisingly fine effort should drink well for a year." (11/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(mostly garnacha, with some viura and tempranillo): Pale orange-pink. Aromas of strawberry, white peach and rose, with a hint of cherry pit adding depth. ...Read More » 


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1982 Bodegas Olarra "Cerro Añón" Reserva Rioja 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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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

1976 Bodegas Muga Crianza Rioja

This family-run winery has been making elegant, traditional Rioja wines since 1932, when it was founded by Isaac Muga Martinez. It's become a stalwart of the region for its consistently excellent Riojas. Their vineyards are located in Rioja Alta, at the base of the Montes Obarenses, and enjoy a unique confluence of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and continental climatic influences. The family takes its wood seriously, employing in-house cooperage and a "Cubero" specialist devoted to making and maintaining large casks. 1970s was a golden age for the Rioja regio... Read More » 


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2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja Top Pick!
2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja

92 points James Suckling: "This has a beautiful depth of fruit with spice and dark fruits. Hints of parsley and cilantro. Full and super silky with a long and beautiful finish." (5/2013) K&L Notes: Composed of the same grapes in the same percentages as the Crianza, the Reserva is a barrel selection of wines that Angel feels can undergo longer aging in barrel and then in bottle. Aged a total of 27 months in barrels, then into concrete for more than a year, the Reserva also sees bottle aging until Angel deems it ready for release. This wine ramps up the intensity of the Crianza, with more pungen... Read More » 


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JS 92

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

1982 Bodegas Olarra Añares Reserva Rioja

Winemaker Ezequiel "El Brujo" García (ex Cune in the 1960's and a portion of the 70's) described the Añares as an elegant, feminine style. Apparently he would source the fruit for this bottling from great vineyards in prime Rioja Alta villages. It is less fruit forward than the Cerro Añon, spicier, and yet still possessing a unique, Tempranillo driven fruit quality all its own. Just like the Cerro Añon, this is delicious now and showing no signs of tiring. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


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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

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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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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1981 Viña Real "4 Año" Rioja

Viña Real is the Rioja Alvesa—based arm of the historic CVNE bodega, which has been an important company in Rioja since its founding in 1879. These wines show tremendous age-worthiness, and can hold their own for 50+ years, especially when made in a great vintage like 1981, as Jancis Robinson notes: "The perspective of time tells us that 1981 is probably the greatest vintage of the 1980s in Rioja, even though 1982 was the famous one." (12/2011) 


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1971 Bodegas Muga Crianza

This family-run winery has been making elegant, traditional Rioja wines since 1932, when it was founded by Isaac Muga Martinez. It's become a stalwart of the region for its consistently excellent Riojas. Their vineyards are located in Rioja Alta, at the base of the Montes Obarenses, and enjoy a unique confluence of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and continental climatic influences. The family takes its wood seriously, employing in-house cooperage and a "Cubero" specialist devoted to making and maintaining large casks. This 1971 comes from a solid, if underappr... Read More » 


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2014 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Blanco 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 snow-covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. Martínez Alesanco's Blanco is made entirely from Viura in iron-rich clay soils. In fact, th... Read More » 


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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 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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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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RP 90

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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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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2013 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos "Cuarteto" Rioja

There is a wonderful element of whimsy and joy at this tiny, family bodega located in Laguardia. The elephant logo, the onsite African art museum, as well as the name (there is no Señor de Lesmos, as it turns out) all speak to the family's joie de vivre and sense of humor. There is nothing funny about the quality of these wines, though. 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. Cuarteto is a classic, Alavesa style "maceración carbonica" wine whe... 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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2005 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Gravonia" Crianza Blanco Rioja

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Viña Gravonia Blanco Crianza, from a harvest that was slightly shorter than 2004 but of a similar quality, is pure Viura from very old vines fermented in old oak vats and matured in old oak barrels for four years. It starts off slightly reduced, and needs time and air, so decanting in advance is not out of place. The palate is much more precise, pungent, intense, very balanced and persistent. The nose finally comes on its own with developed notes of petrol, beeswax and chamomile, perhaps a little more evolved than its siblings. This is a white f ...Read More » 


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RP 93

1969 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Crianza Rioja

While Bodegas Muga has been operating in Rioja since the 1930s, it was not until the tail end of the 1960s that they started bottling their own wine for commercial purposes. In fact, we have heard that 1969 was their very first vintage! Thought 1969 is not a particularly well regarded vintage, this wine is holding up admirably. It is from our Basque restaurant cellar connection, so the provenance is terrific. If you're chasing after a 1969, this is a solid bottle for a great price. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


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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

2010 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja

Marques de Murrieta was one of the two oldest, historical bodegas to put Rioja on the map in the mid-19th century (the other one was Marqués de Riscal). It is also an estate wine with fruit coming from various parcels on their property just outside of Logroño. A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this is always one of the very good Reserva Riojas on the market. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer) 


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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

2013 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja

Wine Spectator: "Cherry, leafy, orange peel and light smoky flavors show a traditional character in this savory red. Features light, firm tannins and a clean, slightly bitter finish. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2015)" K&L Notes: 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 o... 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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RP 92

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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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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2009 Marques de Murrieta Capellanía Blanco

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Round and plush, this rich white delivers pear, melon and tangerine flavors, with layers of vanilla, white chocolate and clove. Citrusy acidity keeps this fresh, offering plenty of depth for aging." (10/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Capellania Blanco Reserva is produced with Viura grapes from the Capellania vineyard within the 300-hectare Ygay Estate. 2009 was a warmer year than 2008, and the grapes were harvested earlier, on September 15 and 17. The must slowly ferments at low temperatures in stainless steel vats, malolactic is prevented to keep freshness and acidity (t ...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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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

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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2001 Bagordi Reserva Rioja (Previously $30)

Located in the Rioja Baja town of Andosilla, Bagordi is making some of the region's very best wines. Having recently tasted this 2001, as well as the very good 1999, I was reminded of the fact that the best wines from Rioja Baja absolutely can compete with the wines in Rioja Alta and Alavesa. Bagordi's 2001 Reserva is a delicious, incredibly complete wine. Aromas of blackberries and hints of dark chocolate lead to a palate that is structured, full of dark fruit, particularly lively mixed berry flavors. My notes say the word "structured" twice, so I think... Read More » 


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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)  


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1955 Bodegas Franco Españolas "Cosecha Especial" Rioja (Pre-Arrival)

Sourced from a first rate, historical Rioja collection, in a retired restaurateur's cellar built into the side of a hill in one of Basque province Bizkaia's beautiful seaside villages, this soon to be 60 year old bottle is a marvel: sealed with hard wax and stored in wood cases in a naturally temperature and humidity controlled cellar, the fills are in most cases nearly perfect. Remember that these are 60 years old without any re-conditioning! We were fortunate enough to open a bottle and can happily report that, after a bit of a slow start, the wine bl... Read More » 


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2011 Bodegas Zugober "Belezos" Rioja

Wine & Spirits: "A juicy red with more than its share of toasty, charred oak barrel character, this has black, earthy fruit along with a warm burn in the finish. For grilled steak." (12/2014)  


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2010 Basilio Izquierdo "Acodo" Blanco Rioja

Wine & Spirits: "A blend of Viura (80 percent) with Garnacha Blanca, this is all about leesy, nutty flavors. It’s a lean, savory white to serve with duck liver pâté." (12/2013) K&L Notes: Longtime former Cune winemaker Basilio Izquierdo has been hard at work in his Laguardia winery, producing excellent, highly original Rioja wines from older vineyards he personally sources for the high quality of their fruit. This particular wine is produced primarily from old, massale selection Viura blended with Garnacha Blanca. The vineyard, located in San Vicente, has very poor, minimal top soil ... Read More » 


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