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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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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

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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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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.

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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 Vinsacro Rioja Vinsacro 2011 Product #30279 (In Stock)
Bodegas Vinsacro Rioja Vinsacro 2011 Bodegas Vinsacro Rioja Vinsacro 2011

A field blend of 70yr old Tempranillo (55%) plus 20% Garnacha, 10% Mazuelo, 10% Graciano and 5% Monastrell that the winery refers to as "Vidau."  There's a great marriage of the traditional - bright acidity, mellow American oak influence - and the modern - rich texture, loads of fruit - here that will satisfy pretty much any Rioja lover.

"Heady, oak-spiced aromas of black and blue fruits, cigar box and cola, with a sexy floral nuance emerging with aeration. Seductively sweet and expansive, offering intense blueberry, cassis and vanilla bean flavors that deliver liqueur-like intensity and depth. Seamless in texture, with slow-building tannins adding shape to the clinging, smoky finish. In a distinctly modern style and awfully easy to drink now."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

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Burgo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2008 Product #30469 (In Stock)
Burgo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2008 Burgo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2008

Plenty of classic Rioja aromas, flavors, and complexity here in a 2008 that's maturing nicely, but has plenty of runway in front of it.  Superb value.

"Dried cherry, dark chocolate, minerals and smoky oak on the nose. Supple, oaky and pliant, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors complicated by notes of coconut and chewing tobacco. Dusty tannins give shape to the persistent finish, which repeats the cherry and smoke notes."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

"The outstanding 2008 Reserva (85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Carignan) exhibits plenty of spicy vanillin, forest floor, sweet, jammy black currant and black cherry fruit, and hints of cedarwood and Christmas fruitcake. Its complex aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, opulent, well-made Rioja that should drink well for 3-5 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Bodegas Fernando Remirez De Ganuza Rioja Reserva 2006 Product #30451 (In Stock)
Bodegas Fernando Remirez De Ganuza Rioja Reserva 2006 Bodegas Fernando Remirez De Ganuza Rioja Reserva 2006

Here’s proof that, just because Rioja is a little hard to understand, some great wines get overlooked and (fortunately) closed-out at crazy prices.  This is a lovely blend of “traditional” and “modern” Rioja.  “Traditional” in its blend of grapes, which includes 10% Graciano, 3% Garnacha, and 2% “other” with it’s 85% Tempranillo.  Garnacha and, especially, Graciano give this fantastic lift and energy and help steer Tempranillo’s sometimes heavy black fruit flavors to the juicier, fresher, red side of the spectrum.

And, it’s “modern” in the insistence on low yields, perfect ripeness, impeccable cleanliness, and the use of French oak barrels to round off the wine’s edges and add a sheen of spicy oak.  The aromas and flavors are great here, but it’s the texture that lifts this to “must buy” territory – silk on entry, crushed velvet in the middle, and dusty spice on the long finish.  An insane deal, folks.  Back up the truck.

"85% tempranillo, 10% graciano, 3% garnacha and 2% "others". Glass-staining ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet exudes redcurrant, cherry, smoky minerals and flowers, with exotic spice notes gaining strength with air. Juicy, palate-staining red fruit flavors are lifted by zesty acidity and complicated by notes of succulent spices and sweet chewing tobacco. The mineral quality repeats strongly on the finish, which is impressively focused, pure and persistent. This wine's finesse is noteworthy."  Vinous  (Reynolds) 93 points

"The 2006 Remirez de Ganuza is the same blend made in a more modern style using only small oak. It is dark ruby-colored with a compelling nose of pain grille, graphite, incense, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, rich, and packed on the palate with layers of savory fruit, it will evolve for 3-4 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2031."Wine Advocate 92 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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Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012 Product #30411 (In Stock)
Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012 Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2012

A blockbuster for right now or over the next 10 years.

"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

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