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El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014 Product #29946 (In Stock)
El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014 El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2014

The past three vintages of this 100% Tempranillo from the land of Don Quixote and windmills pulled down 88 point ratings from Steve Tanzer’s IWC (now Vinous).  This edition is clearly better even as the price stays crazy, wonderfully, low.

It’s all Tempranillo from 30+ year-old vines grown on the dry, dusty, plains of La Manacha and made all in stainless steel tank (no oak at all).  And, pure Tempranillo joy and fun is what you’ll find here in spades.  The generous aromas feature crushed black cherry, plum, and blackberry fruit with a subtle accent of exotic sandalwood or Indian spice - a Tempranillo signature. On the palate, it's medium bodied and very juicy with tangy ripe blackberry and sour cherry flavors at the fore and notions of crushed tobacco, fresh herb, white pepper and bitter chocolate adding interest.  Vigerous, extroverted, and fresh, the sweet fruit flavors pump on deep into the juicy cherry/plum/berry finish where fine tannins give support and mouthwatering acids a happy lift.  Refreshingly fun with a chill and ready to delight with a wide range of foods.

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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Product #28770 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. It's 100% Tempranillo done in tank that, as a Robert Parker said of the 2011, is "a delicious, quasi-fruit bomb offering loads of berry fruit, roasted herb, lavender and earthy, peppery notes."  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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

The 2008 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

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Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013 Product #29774 (In Stock)
Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013 Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2013

What has become one of the greatest values in Rioja - sporting multiple 90 point kudos over the past few vintages - is better than ever in 2013. It's a lip smacking, mouthwatering, thirst quenching beauty this year, with generous ripe blackberry and cherry fruit accented by a touch of fresh earth and spice.  Fully flavored, but with no excess fat, the cherry/berry fruit pumps on through a juicy, clean, finish with fine tannins, dark chocolate, and mouthwatering tangy cherry lingering.  Try it with a chill for maximum refreshment or a touch warmer for more ripe, sweet, fruit.

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Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Product #27782 (In Stock)
Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012

A straight-ahead, lightly oaked, Tempranillo with good richness, plenty of fruit and spice, and enough acidity to stay fresh.

"Aged for six months in two- and three-year-old French oak. Bright purple. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Lush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors accented by a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes smooth and spicy, with a hint of tannins and good persistence."International Wine Cellar 89 points

“The 2012 Paso a Paso Tempranillo is even better. Aged six months in neutral French oak, it displays a savory, slightly fleshier style than its organic cousin. A sleeper of the vintage, it reveals a deep plum/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of black currants and jammy black cherries, excellent purity and texture, and a medium-bodied finish. This delicious red is an outrageous value. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.”Wine Advocate 89 points

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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.

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Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005 Product #28490 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005 Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005

Huge savings on delicious, highly-rated, fully mature, Rioja Reserva – not much more that needs to be said!  The style here is what I might call “restrained modern.”  Great care has been taken to preserve ripe fruit flavors (and, for a 9 year-old wine, there’s a LOT of fruit here) and a deft use of French and American oak imparts classic Rioja earth, smoke and spice notes without overwhelming the wine.  The combination of oodles of dark fruit and traditional Rioja funk reminds us of long-time favorite Muga.  Drink it now for the fruit or cellar it for years if you enjoy the lighter, tea and chamomile tang of more traditional Rioja.

“These are excellent wines brimming with personality and well-judged, prudent winemaking. The 2005 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha aged for 20 months in French and American oak. It has a beautiful, rounded, sensual bouquet with hints of over-ripe Satsuma and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of piquancy on the entry. It has crisp acidity and taut tannins on the dry, dusky finish but it remains extremely well-focused. Drink now-2025.”Wine Advocate 92 points

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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

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Matsu Toro El Recio 2011 Product #29717 (In Stock)
Matsu Toro El Recio 2011 Matsu Toro El Recio 2011

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.

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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.

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Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2011 Product #29520 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2011 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2011

Lovely, lithe, and very fresh Rioja.

"95% tempranillo and 5% garnacha. Opaque ruby. High-pitched aromas of red berries and candied rose, with a peppery accent building in the glass. Zesty and sharply focused, offering nervy redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness and depth with air. In a bright, elegant, almost pinot-like style, finishing with very good clarity and light tannins."  Vinous 90 points

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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010 Product #29649 (In Stock)
Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010 Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2010

Gusty, powerful, and full of earthy richness.

"Smoky aromas of blackberry, cherry pit and game, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. In a wild, meaty style, offering sweet, focused cherry compote and bitter chocolate flavors and a touch of allspice. Finishes very long, with lingering smokiness, fine-grained tannins and a kick of peppery spices."  Vinous 90 points

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Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2010 Product #29716 (In Stock)
Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2010 Alonso Del Yerro Ribera Del Duero 2010

Rich and frankly flashy but with enough structure to pair up with steak or lamb nicely.

"The 2010 Crianza is a selection of Tempranillo grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 10-15 months in a combination of new (15%) and used French oak barrels. The nose is very expressive, fresh, with a mixture of red and black fruit, developing complexity and absorbing the oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied with clean, delineated flavors. This is a superb value for money. Drink now-2020."Wine Advocate 93 points

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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

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Muga Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #29019 (In Stock)
Muga Rioja Reserva 2010 Muga Rioja Reserva 2010

Yup, another great vintage for this wine that splits the difference between "modern" and "traditional" styles.

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

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Cune Rioja Reserva 2010 Product #29489 (In Stock)
Cune Rioja Reserva 2010 Cune Rioja Reserva 2010

A classically styled Reserva, spicy, juicy, and long.

"Fresh red berries and cherry on the fragrant nose, with spice and floral nuances adding complexity. Juicy and focused, delivering good lift to its sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. A zesty mineral quality adds cut to the youthfully tannic, fragrant finish, which clings with serious tenacity."  Vinous 91 points

"The 2010 CUNE Reserva displays a nice bright cherry color and a clean, elegant nose of red fruits. It might be a little backward and require some coaxing to reveal its personality. The medium-bodied palate is quite complete, the tannins are well-coated by the fruit, and it ends with good length and clean flavors. A textbook Reserva. Drink 2014-2019."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Product #28764 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009

Rock solid, drinkable, Ribera.  You can age it a bit if you like, but no need to wait for pleasure.

"Opaque ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, incense and cola, along with a sexy floral nuance and a touch of cracked pepper. Juicy, sweet and expansive, offering vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors and a velvety texture. Finishes with impressive clarity and lift, leaving a candied violet note behind."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The Crianzas are raised in new American oak for around 14 months and Jesus explained that the grapes were cooled to 6 degrees Centigrade for the 2009 Vina Sastre Crianza. It offers a fragrant, floral bouquet of kirsch, loganberry and cranberry, with fine definition and well-integrated oak. There is a touch of chalk dust that emerges after a few moments in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, crisp acidity and a superb citric freshness on the finish: hints of orange peel and tangerine lingering on the aftertaste. This is an understated yet paradoxically flavorsome Crianza. Drink 2013-2019."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010 Product #28765 (In Stock)
Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010 Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Vinedos de San Vicente 2010

A modern style Rioja, ripe and lush, but with plenty of structure and good balance. A fine choice for top-end steak or rich roasts or stews.

"Heady aromas of boysenberry, cassis, fennel and pipe tobacco, with a sexy vanilla undertone. Lush, velvety and sweet in the mouth, with sexy flavors of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice and floral pastilles. A fleshy, powerful but shockingly energetic Rioja, with supple tannins framing a long, sweet finish."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"The 2010 Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vicente is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia purchased from a number of vine growers from San Vicente de la Sonsierra. In the past these grapes were blended with the ones grown on the Remelluri estate vineyards. The 2010 is very aromatic, more fruit forward, with some grainy tannins, slightly more rustic than the one produced with grapes purchased in Labastida. The oak is perfectly folded into the nose and palate of the wine, which remains very fresh and approachable. 60,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2015-2020."Wine Advocate 91 points

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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

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Cune Imperial Rioja Reserva 2008 Product #29490 (In Stock)
Cune Imperial Rioja Reserva 2008 Cune Imperial Rioja Reserva 2008

"The 2008 Imperial Reserva is my favorite of the three Imperial Reservas that I tasted together as it has the perfect balance between ripeness, acidity and tannins, in a wine that is eminently elegant, but will require some time in bottle to gain complexity. The fruit leans more towards the red varieties (raspberries and strawberries), it is very spicy but the wood is almost fully integrated. Very balanced palate, with high-toned flavors that make it vibrant. Drink 2015-2021.

CVNE seems to have improved its basic range of wines in the last few years, which is very good news, as they seem to be readily available and with attractive prices. The Imperial Gran Reserva is back at the helm of quality."

Wine Advocate 93 points

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