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Bodega Paris Ribera Del Duero Roble 2009 Product #31211 (In Stock)
Bodega Paris Ribera Del Duero Roble 2009 Bodega Paris Ribera Del Duero Roble 2009

When the wine first came to the attention of the international press, Josh Raynolds (then at Steve Tanzer’s IWC) liked it a lot:  “Deep ruby. Cherry-vanilla and mocha scents are complemented by anise and peppery spices. Sweet dark fruit flavors pick up bitterness with air, along with suggestions of blood orange and candied violet. Shows a tart note on the clinging finish.  IWC 88 points

Now, 4 years later, it’s even better.  The aromas are bold and rich with loads of dark blackberry, blueberry, and roasted black raspberry fruit and sophisticated accents of earth, sweet and savory spice, and a twist of burnt orange peel.  Not a huge wine on the palate and remarkably fresh, the flavors are deep and complex with blueberry and black raspberry fruit, blood orange, vanilla bean, exotic spice and more that really flood your mouth.  Then the wine finishes juicy and bright with mild dusty tannins and lingering notes of dark chocolate, raspberry, blood orange and spice.

At just 12.5% alcohol, there’s nothing heavy or thick here, but the rich flavors are more than a match for beef or lamb stew.  And, the juicy acids and fine tannins make it just as delicious with pizza, a burger, or simply sipping with friends.  A stellar value!

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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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Bodegas Lan Crianza 2012 Product #31151 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan Crianza 2012 Bodegas Lan Crianza 2012

An old favorite gets a snazzy new label but keeps the old-school style and quality intact.  It's 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo selected from 10 to 20 year-old vines aged 18 months in barrels with American oak staves and French oak tops/bottoms.  Lots of sweet red fruit plus accents of spice and vanilla show on the nose and palate and linger on the nicely juicy finish.

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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 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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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 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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