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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2014 Product #31603 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2014 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2014

Bargain Tempranillo!

"Aged for three months in three-year-old French and American oak barrels. Bright ruby. Fresh cherry and dark berries on the nose, with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke building with air. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of mocha. A floral nuance come up on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with good spicy persistence. Lots of bang for the buck here."  Vinous (Raynolds) 88 points

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Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Product #30618 (In Stock)
Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011

A classic Spanish red with plenty of gutsy fruit and a just right touch of oaky vanilla.  Finishes chewy and fun!

"Pungent aromas of redcurrant and dried cherry. Peppery and nicely focused, offering bitter cherry and dark chocolate flavors and a sweetening touch of vanilla. Dusty tannins give shape to the rather rigid finish, with the cherry note echoing."  Vinous (Reynolds) 87 points

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Castil Harria Reserva Navarra 2005 Product #31655 (In Stock)
Castil Harria Reserva Navarra 2005 Castil Harria Reserva Navarra 2005

The ability of even pretty modest Tempranillo-based Spanish wines to age well is on display here in spades.  On release, this was a nice little $15 red from a good co-op in Navara, not far from Rioja.  The co-op's members grow mainly Garnacha, but this wine takes advanage of some plots of rich and dark-fruited Temparnillo given extra lift from dashes of Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  At age 11, the wine has held onto its fruit - bright cherry with a hint of Grenache-y strawberry - nicely and shows layer upon layer of mellow oak spice.  Fine and dusty tannins give support but certainly don't get in the way of casual sipping. And as the wine has gained age and complexity, the price has just gone down.  Well worth a try!

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Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012 Product #31382 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012 Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2012

This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, and the 2012 is yet another fine Toro Tempranillo.  The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), hand harvested from vines 30+ years-old. There’s plenty of ripe Temparnillo fruit here – cherry, blackberry and plum – and very nice doses of wood spice and the grape’s exotic sandalwood fragrance.  But cool nights on the vine and careful treatment in the winery leave a bright, refreshing, acidity in place as well and the smooth, refined, tannins don’t get in the way of solo sipping pleasure.  A lot of wine for a very  modest price and the best release yet from this perennial value leader.

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Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014 Product #31274 (In Stock)
Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014 Abanico Hazana Rioja Vinas Viejas 2014

Wine Advocate sums this one up nicely.  A crazy good bargain.

"The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015 Product #31532 (In Stock)
Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015 Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2015

The Recorba Ribera del Duero Tinto is an example of what happens when you get Tempranillo all the way ripe and then let it show it’s colors without any wood at all.  Big aromas and flavors of red plum, black cherry and raspberry take center stage with accents of natural spice, warm stones, and a touch of exotic sandalwood.  A huge “bang for the buck” Tempranillo to enjoy by itself or with pretty much anything you’d put on the grill.

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Valpidio Ribera Del Duero 2013 Product #31404 (In Stock)
Valpidio Ribera Del Duero 2013 Valpidio Ribera Del Duero 2013

A great value red loaded with big fruit and spice and honest Ribera character.  Plenty of richness and depth with a nice kiss of oak and fine, easygoing, finish.

"Notes of red berries and bare hints of spices, quite fruit-driven and fresh. The palate is light and clean, with fine tannins and very god acidity, tasty and long. This is 95% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #31184 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010 Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2010

They've freshed up the label on this long-time favorite Rioja Reserva but the wine's the same as ever.  You'll find plenty of rich Tempranillo black fruit and a lift of tangy acidity from other Rioja varietals, all wrapped up in a plush blanket of vanilla/dill/smoke laced American oak.  All the spice, dark fruit, bright acidity and a good dose of chewy tannin make this a great red for grilled or roasted meat.

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Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013 Product #31633 (In Stock)
Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013 Bodegas Ondarre Rivallana Rioja Crianza 2013

Here's an intense, stylish, Rioja at a very attractive price.  It's 80% Tempranillo plus 10% Garnacha and 5% each Mazuela and Graciano with a full year in French and American oak. Loads of red berry fruit - cherry, strawberry - framed by spicy oak and staying fresh and fruit-forward on through the long, juicy, finish.

"Deep red color. Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak aging. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavors and good structure."  Decanter 95 points

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Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2011 Product #31741 (In Stock)

Old-school without hard edges and lovely now.

"Fragrant red berry and candied rose scents, with hints of vanilla and cured tobacco in the background. Silky, sweet and open-knit on entry, but the sappy raspberry and cherry flavors tighten up in the mid-palate. Shows very good clarity and lift on the clinging finish, which is framed by supple, slow-building tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

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Bodegas Artuke Pies Negros Rioja 2014 Product #31839 (In Stock)

Crianza? Reserva? Who cares! It's delicious. Arturo and Kike are part of a new wave of Spanish winemakers using traditional grapes, but who are less concerned with traditional rules governing Spanish wines. This blend of 90% Tempranillo from 30-90 year organically farmed old vines and 10% Graciano is aged in 1-4 year old barrels to retain the wines' freshness and vibrancy.  There's a delicious density to the ripe berry fruit flavors here, but with a long, mouthwatering finish.

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Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 Product #27282 (In Stock)
Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010

Norberto Miguel only makes this, his top wine, in selected vintages of exceptional ripeness and quality.  It’s from 80+ year-old Tempranillo vines planted by Norberto’s grandfather and grown on the rocky, barren, soils of Rioja Alavesa.  Norberto hand-harvests the grapes when they taste good to him and then crushes them gently by foot to extract plenty of color and flavor without getting harsh tannins from the stems or seeds.  After vinification the wines go into American and French oak barrels (about 30% new)  And there the wine sits until Norberto thinks it’s ready – not one day longer.

The result is just about the perfect marriage between Rioja tradition and modern winemaking sensibility.  In 2010, this wine is just fabulous, supple and mineral with excellent length and very little obvious oak.  Scents of black raspberry and plum fruit accented by notes of sweet spice, tobacco, violets and a touch of iron.  In the mouth, the wine is very pure and elegant, with focused dark fruit and spice lifted by a hint of tangy cherry acidity and supported by silky smooth, ripe, tannins.  With air, a touch of coffee/mocha emerges and fruit broadens, but the minerality and acidity keep the wine focused, pure, and beautiful.  Drink it now with roasted or grilled meats and enjoy how it gains even more layers over the next 8-10 years in cellar.  Outstanding value for a Rioja of this quality and grace.

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Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 Product #31860 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2010

This fine estate just keeps going from strength to strength.  "A great Gran Reserva" indeed!

"the 2010 Gran Reserva feels quite integrated and polished, with classical aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, tobacco and red and black berry fruit, all of it in a subtle and harmonious way. The palate feels quite compact, balanced and polished, with fine tannins and very tasty flavors. This is a great Gran Reserva."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012 Product #30411 (In Stock)
Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012 Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012

Terrific Tempranillo with plenty of power and polish. Drink now with a steak or cellar for another decade.

"Sexy, spice-accented dark berry and violet pastille scents are complemented by notes of candied licorice, vanilla and woodsmoke. An undercurrent of smoky minerality gives lift and focus to the juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors, which become spicier and sweeter with air. The spicy quality carries through a sharply focused, subtly tannic, very long finish."  Vinous 93 points

"The 2012 San Román is produced with the fruit of their older vines out of their 96 hectares of vineyards in Toro. They have reduced the amount of the new oak here. The aromas are very mineral of red clay, iron, a mixture of plums, black and red cherries and again something earthy, elegant and complex, developing meaty notes with time. The palate is medium to full-bodied, fresher than 2011, with very fine tannins and very good acidity. This is a superb version of San Román. This is one of the few wines from Toro that actually improves with time in bottle. 93,000 bottles were filled in March 2015."Wine Advocate 94 points

"The polished texture masks depth and muscle in this powerful red. Shows blackberry, anise, tar and mineral flavors, with spicy and floral highlights. Firm tannins and fresh acidity lend good balance. Expressive, in an austere way. Drink now - 2027."Wine Spectator 95 points

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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 Product #31276 (In Stock)
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005

A great vintage for this classic.

"The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous and lasted 38 days. These wines are marked by a long aging in used American oak barrels following the most strict Riojan tradition; four years during which time the wine was manually racked eight times. This is usually my favorite wine from La Rioja Alta and 2005 is one of its best showings, going back to the quality of the vintages of the 1950s and 60s. The nose is very balsamic with notes of camphor, hints of mint, leather and hung game wrapped around a core of cherries in liqueur. Together it is balanced, subtle, truly elegant and classical. The palate is only medium-bodied but with great concentration of flavors that are very tasty, mineral, almost salty and framed by ultra-fine tannins and smashing balance. A great classic."Wine Advocate 96 points

"One look, one whiff, one taste and you're swooning. This mature, tawny, ready-to-drink gran reserva with aromas of lemon peel, cedar and dried cherry is the epitome of elegance. A juicy, supple palate is highly approachable, while flavors of vanilla, orange peel, saffron and dried plum don't waver on the finish. Drink through 2027."Wine Enthusiast 96 points

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Bodegas Asenjo & Manso Silvanus Limitada 2008 Product #30707 (In Stock)
Bodegas Asenjo & Manso Silvanus Limitada 2008 Bodegas Asenjo & Manso Silvanus Limitada 2008

Powerful Tempranillo from 80-year-old vines aged for 12 months in new oak.

"Smoky, exotically perfumed bouquet of dark fruit compote, cherry-vanilla and potpourri. Plush and seamless in the mouth, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors with complicating notes of clove and mocha. Finishes broad and very long, with an echo of smoky oak and lingering sweetness."   Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

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