Wines

19 Items Found

Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Product #29747 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010 Lopez De Haro Rioja Crianza 2010

There's no one named "Lopez" involved with this project and the winery isn't located in the town of Haro.  But the quality from this relatively new project has bee nothing short of astounding through its first set of releases.  The 2008 Rioja Crianza (all Tempranillo) was very nice, but this 2010 takes a clear step up in complexity and satisfaction.

"The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and a polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal! Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $9.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
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

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $9.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2014 Product #30766 (In Stock)

Always delicious and especially elegant.

"A sensational value from Spain, this 100% Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa has a deep ruby color and a fragrant nose of new saddle leather, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and red and black cherries, followed by a seductive, lovely mouthfeel with no hard edges. It is medium-bodied, pure and best drunk over the next several years."Wine Advocate 87 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $9.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $8.99/ea
Add to Wishlist
Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011 Product #29191 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011 Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011

This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, and the 2011 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.

"Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and roasted coffee on the nose, with attractive floral and spicecake notes. Lush and expansive in the mouth, offering broad cherry and cassis flavors and a hint of licorice. A suave, gently sweet and open-knit wine, with a spicy element emerging on the long, gently tannic finish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $18.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $10.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Product #29706 (In Stock)
Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Recorba Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014

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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $10.79/ea
Add to Wishlist
Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013 Product #30119 (In Stock)
Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013 Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013

Not to serious package for this not too serious (but very delicious!) no-oak Tempranillo.  Generous aromas of cherry, black raspberry and leather with a hint of licorice.  Then bold, rich, flavors of black plum and chocolate with juicy floral and licorice accents that gain strength on the finish.  Plenty of heft and firm, focused, tannins make this a great burger/chop choice but fun to just sip, too.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $10.79/ea
Add to Wishlist
Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Roble 2014 Product #29884 (In Stock)
Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Roble 2014 Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Roble 2014

A great value, great drinking, Ribera del Duero that's much classier than the price suggests.  100% Tempranillo aged briefly in 40% French and 60% American oak before bottling and landing here still fresh as a daisy.  Lush and rich in texture but with fine supporting acidity and tannins make this fun to sip solo and great with even big flavors at table.

"Black fruit compote, cola and peppery spices on the perfumed nose, with notes of incense and licorice pastille adding complexity. Deep, sappy and broad on the palate, offering flavors of black and blue fruit liqueur that pick up a spicy element with aeration. Gains energy in the glass, finishing with lingering notes of candied dark berries and slow-building, harmonious tannins."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $15.29/ea
Add to Wishlist
Lopez De Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2008 Product #30107 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2008 Lopez De Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2008

A fascinating Rioja Gran Reserva that shows both the earthy, spicy, maturity of long barrel aging and a surprising dose of fresh, juicy, fruit.  Old-vine Tempranillo and tangy Graciano aged 30 months in oak and then 3 years in bottle.  Complex aromas of coffee, vanilla, balsamic, herb and bright berry fruit.  Silky on the palate with aged wine notes of caramel, herb, and spice plus a burst of blackberry and cherry fruit.  Finishes long and spicy.

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $19.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Matsu Toro El Recio 2012 Product #29832 (In Stock)
Matsu Toro El Recio 2012 Matsu Toro El Recio 2012

A big, gutsy, "Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) with all the heft you'd expect from this hot, arid, region but a touch of polish and class, too.  Aged 14 months in mostly used French oak, it serves up big aromas and flavors of red and black berries, dark chocolate, baking spice, and creamy vanilla.  Full and fleshy on the palate and finishing with fine tannins and plenty of fruit and spice.

"The 2012 El Recio is a ripe, showy and juicy red with aromas of red and black cherries, apricot and dried flowers, quite attractive. The palate is medium-bodied and with polished tannins, easy to drink, round and supple, no doubt helped by a touch of residual sugar."Wine Advocate 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $17.99/ea
Add to Wishlist
Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2008 Product #30444 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2008 Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2008

So reliable, with fine richness and chocolte and spice accents.

"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. Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $17.99/ea
Add to Wishlist
Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011 Product #30619 (In Stock)
Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011 Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2011

Another great vintage for this Ribera de Duero classic - 100% Tempranillo aged 15 months in new and used American oak.

"Smoke-accented aromas of cherry, blackberry and coconut, with hints of truffle and cured meat in the background. Smooth, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering pliant dark fruit flavors complemented by oak spice and mocha nuances. Gentle tannins build slowly on a long, spicy finish that leaves sweet fruitcake and vanilla notes behind."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $22.49/ea
Add to Wishlist
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Reserva Familia 2009 Product #30613 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Reserva Familia 2009 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Reserva Familia 2009

A compelling blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano and Garnacha, all from 45 year old vines in Rioja Alta.  Aged 20 months in new French and American oak casks, this is a lovely blend in Rioja tradition and modern style.

"Ripe dark berries, vanilla and candied flowers on the pungent nose, with a minerally quality adding lift. Spicy and expansive on the palate, offering intense cherry and raspberry liqueur flavors and a hint of mocha. Becomes deeper and more broad with air and finishes with velvety tannins and a repeating floral pastille note that lingers with strong tenacity."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

"Smoky, toasty oak aromas are dominant on a black-fruit bouquet that also shows graphite. This is saturated and tight, with complexity and outright deliciousness of savory, meaty, spicy blackberry flavors. Toast, cured beef and cocoa flavors prove that there's more to this than just heft and oak."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

"Firm and focused, this solid red delivers black cherry, tobacco and cola flavors over firm tannins, with balsamic acidity and a spicy finish. Not a showy wine, but fresh and harmonious. Drink now through 2022. 8,500 cases made."Wine Spectator 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $26.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Almirez Toro 2012 Product #29786 (In Stock)
Almirez Toro 2012 Almirez Toro 2012

A blockbuster Toro Tempranillo that remains remarkably fresh.

"Opaque purple. Smoky blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up a peppery nuance with air, along with a subtle mocha quality. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet, concentrated black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of lavender pastille. Spreads out nicely on the juicy, penetrating finish, which is framed by silky, slow-building tannins."  Vinous 92 points

"The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more."Wine Advocate 93 points

"A polished texture conceals the solid structure in this muscular red, which offers currant and blackberry flavors that show notes of espresso and tar. Gamy and savory accents lend this an austere character, but fresh acidity maintains liveliness. Best from 2016 through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $26.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $24.29/ea
Add to Wishlist
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2011 Product #30721 (In Stock)
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2011 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2011

The critics’ reviews and big ratings may actually understate how great this pure, vibrant, and very satisfying Ribera del Duero is.  We haven’t enjoyed a Ribera this much in years, and the best in the USA six-pack price makes it more irresistible still.

"Year in, year out, one of the best crianzas from Ribera del Duero. It is a blend of mostly Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Malbec, and I wonder if the combination of grapes has something to do with the extra dimension and complexity that I often find in this wine. The vineyards are planted on the chalky slopes of this chateau-style winery which is surrounded by vineyards outside the village of Pesquera de Duero. The same time as some 6% of the whole cluster began going into the fermentation vats, also started using around 10% 500-liter barrels for the aging of the wine. For Sisseck, 2011 marks the end of an era, the end of high alcohol, but it all comes from the work in the vineyards improving on the balance, adapting yields to the character of the vintage. It has an explosive nose, with ripe, hedonistic aromas and the wood perfectly integrated into the wine. The palate is only medium to full-bodied, dense, glyceric, with polished tannins, and clean, with delineated flavors, not heavy and with the alcohol perfectly integrated and unnoticable. This is a big Ribera which feels light on its feet; a gentle giant, a triumph for the vintage."Wine Advocate 93 points

Top 100 of 2015! "This rich red delivers blueberry compote, dark chocolate, licorice and smoke flavors in a firm texture, supported by solid tannins. Ample acidity keeps this fresh through the floral, cola-accented finish. Drink now through 2026."Wine Spectator 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $49.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $36.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Finca Sobreno Ildefonso 2009 Product #30569 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Ildefonso 2009 Finca Sobreno Ildefonso 2009

This is Finca Sobreno’s top wine, all coming from 80 year-old, dry farmed, Tinto de Toro vines on the estate’s main property.  The old vines yield a tiny amount of intensely ripe and powerful grapes and a wine that’s almost too full of sweet, dark, black fruit, spice, and richly textured tannins.  To bring the wine together requires 18 months aging in all new French oak barrels, which smooths off rough edges, locks in color, and adds an extra layer of smoky spice.  Two more years in bottle allows the wood to integrate and more earthy complexity to develop.

The 2009 is a big wine, but light on its feet and not at all overpowering.  Red and black fruit are at the wine’s core with notes of savory herb and sandalwood underneath and sweet spice and smoke on top.  Supple, round, and very long, this is in prime drinking condition now – try it with grilled lamb! – but can certainly continue to improve through 2021.

“Made from vines that are over 80 years old; aged in all new French oak for 18 months. Inky purple. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, woodsmoke, incense and violet pastille. Stains the palate with concentrated, almost shockingly vivacious black and blue fruit flavors. Smooth, sweet and expansive on the clinging, energetic finish.”  Vinous (Reynonds) 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $39.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $34.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2003 Product #30559 (In Stock)
Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2003 Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2003

An old-school Rioja classic for lamb or rich stews.

"Bright ruby-red. Ripe cherry, vanilla and floral pastilles on the smoky, oak-spiced nose. Sweet and supple on the palate, offering pliant red fruit and spicecake flavors with suave mocha and vanilla bean nuances. Quite lively and fresh for a wine from a hot vintage, and showing no excess fat. Finishes sweet, toasty and very long, with smooth tannins making a late appearance."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

"From one of the warmest summers in recent history, the 2003 Viña Tondonia Reserva might not show that much heat as María José López de Heredia, this is a Viña Tondonia 6º año, a wine matured for six years and always a blend of grape varieties and vintages. It is legally possible to have up to 15% of wine from a different vintage as the one shown on the label. She says their wines do not vary that much from vintage to vintage because of this. The house blend is around 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho (notice the masculine use of Garnacha), 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo fermented in old (up to 140 years old) oak vats with natural yeasts ("we have never added any yeasts" was her answer). The wine has a canonical 12.5% alcohol and 6.5 grams of acidity. It matured in (used) barrels for six years and was bottled unfiltered. Even if they want to avoid the imprint from the vintage, it's impossible to erase the effect of the torrid 2003. The wine is less Tondonia than the 2004, and the fruit is more obvious and forward. The palate is fuller than your average vintage, juicy and ripe. An approachable Tondonia Reserva to drink on the younger side."Wine Advocate 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $42.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $38.69/ea
Add to Wishlist
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Product #28588 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Gran Reserva 2007

A very “Gran” Gran Reserva indeed, this is proof that Rioja’s traditional long oak aging of its top reds doesn’t need to deliver thin, wan, overoaked wines that you kind of wish had been bottled years earlier. As Wine Advocate said in reviewing the 95 point 2004 edition, “It has an irresistible bouquet that is so pure and sensual you do not know whether to drink it or stroke it.”  Aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, and black cherry take center stage with just the right accent of spice, chocolate and tobacco.  The palate is wonderfully pure and focused with more red fruit, licorice, chocolate and spice flavors that coat your palate.  The fruit turns fresh and bright – tangy raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry – on the finish where fine-grained, mellow, tannins provide support.  Focused, firm, and long, this is already delicious and will sing with anything from rich grilled fish to steak or lamb now and will grow in cellar for another 10+ years.  Fantastic stuff.

"(95% tempranillo and 5% graciano; from vines that are reportedly all over 50 years old): Deep ruby. Heady aromas of mulberry, raspberry, vanilla and exotic spices, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Supple, sweet and focused, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of licorice and mocha. Closes sweet and long, with no obvious tannins and an echo of dark berries."International Wine Cellar 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $44.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $40.49/ea
Add to Wishlist
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

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $49.49/ea
Add to Wishlist
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

Regular Price (1) Price : $64.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $58.49/ea
Add to Wishlist