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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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Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012 Product #32902 (In Stock)
Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012 Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2012

Despite the old-sounding name, this relatively new estate has excelled at delivering traditionally-styled Rioja at bargain basement prices. This is 90% Tempranillo, 5% Granacha and 5% Graciano aged 20 months in mostly used French and American oak casks. You'll see the time in wood by the pale rim and feel it in the smooth, rounded, mouthfeel.  Dark black fruit aromas and flavors are complicated by notes of sweet spice, balsamic, and a hint of vanilla.  Finishes smooth and earthy with fine complexity.

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Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012 Product #32391 (In Stock)
Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012 Laderas De Cabama Rioja 2012

Here's a super pleasing, nicely rich, vibrant and fun Tempranillo with plenty of Rioja smoke and spice to go with ripe blackberry and red berry fruit and smooth, smoky, finish.  Seriously fun with or without food.

"The 2012 Laderas de Cabama is a fresh Tempranillo from youngish vineyards from an extremely dry vintage. It fermented in cement tanks with selected yeasts and matured in French barriques for one year. It shows contained ripeness with a nice mixture of red and black fruit with some spices. The palate is fresher than I expected, with good acidity and very fine tannins. Very drinkable."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Familia Montana Reserva Rioja 2012 Product #33095 (In Stock)
Familia Montana Reserva Rioja 2012 Familia Montana Reserva Rioja 2012

From a very old Rioja family that has somehow avoided the limelight - at least until now!  Because they've grown fruit in Rioja since the late 19th Century, their vineyards show a fairly high vine age and they've clung to their old-school, square-edged, bottle.  The old vines give good richness to this Tempranillo with 3% Graciano for spice.  The 12 months in French oak shows as a chocolaty spice to the dark black plum and blackberry fruit.  Plush, rich and spicy and ready to drink today (or for a decade).

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Bodegas Volver Tempranillo Single Vyd 2015 Product #33183 (In Stock)

Another blockbuster Tempranillo from Bodegas Volver's a high, hot, vineyards in winemaker Rafa Conzizares's La Mancha home town.  Fermented in stainless steel and matured in new and second use French oak for 14 months.  The combination of sweet oak and ripe, rich, fruit is pretty addictive! 

"Super-deep blackberry and mulberry fruit with some plum cake and black tea . The palate delivers a really saturated impression, plum essence. A silky finish. Drink now." James Suckling 92 points

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Finca Rio Negro 992 Tempranillo Syrah 2015 Product #32912 (In Stock)
Finca Rio Negro 992 Tempranillo Syrah 2015 Finca Rio Negro 992 Tempranillo Syrah 2015

A new estate working in the hills between Madrid and Ribera del Duero, a region that once produced plenty of sturdy table wine but has laid fallow for years.  This is fun and delicious, with dark plum and blueberry fruit and bold notes of coffee and smoked meat on the finish. There's nice richness to the texture and the fruit shines through on the easygoing finish.  The high altitude (992 meters) and short stay in wood (7 months) keeps this fresh and easy to enjoy.

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Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2014 Product #31992 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2014 Bodegas Luis Canas Rioja Crianza 2014

Wow, is this great, with a pure core of sweet red and black Tempranillo fruit and a just-right dash of oak.

"The Crianza from Luis Cañas is always a textbook example of the category. The 2014 Crianza is no exception, with those sweet lactic aromas, cinnamon and vanilla intermixed with Fruit of the Forest notes. The palate is silky, smooth and supple, a champion in drinkability. It's remarkable that they produce 1.5 million bottles of this wine."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2014 Product #32028 (In Stock)
Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2014 Abadia De Acon Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2014

The best wines of Ribera del Duero tend to be unoaked values or barrel aged reds that cost $30+.  So we were delighted to find this honest, rich, all Tempranillo Crianza that matches rich fruit to smoky oak at a fine value price.  You'll find Ribera's signature dark purple fruit - black plum, dark cherry, black raspberry - with attractive accents of sandalwood and spice.  Round and deep on the palate and then smooth and spicy on the long, smoky, finish, it's a great cookout and roasted meat red you'll be happy to drink before dinner, too.

"Pure Tempranillo with a commercial profile, generously oaked but not excessive, matured in oak for 14 months. The palate has abundant tannins, sweet fruit and plenty of oak-related flavors."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Dominio Del Soto Ribera Del Duero Joven 2015 Product #32350 (In Stock)
Dominio Del Soto Ribera Del Duero Joven 2015 Dominio Del Soto Ribera Del Duero Joven 2015

From the Chapoutier family's outpost in Spain comes this classic Ribera. Dark, almost plummy Tempranillo is aged for about 4 months in oak. Lovely aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries, cedar, and vanilla. Lots of juicy fruit up front, fine-grained tannins, and a pleasingly dry finish. The perfect affordable accompaniment to an at-home steak night!

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Alfredo Maestro Castrillo De Duero Tinto 2015 Product #33384 (In Stock)
Alfredo Maestro Castrillo De Duero Tinto 2015 Alfredo Maestro Castrillo De Duero Tinto 2015

From a rarely seen DO just outside Ribera del Duero, this is a soft and supple Tempranillo that delivers a lot of satisfaction without trying too hard at all. From 70 year-old vines given 12 months in neutral wood, it serves up gentle, restrained, notes of dark plum and black raspberry plus hints of sandalwood and tobacco.  The fruit is deep, but not heavy, ripe but with no sign of jamminess, and the finish sneaky long and food friendly.  A wine to drink and enjoy, not talk about.

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Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012 Product #32641 (In Stock)
Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012 Alonso Angulo Flor De Sanctus 2012

A bold Tempranillo from vineyards 1,000 feet high in Arlanza, a very old and up-and-coming DO just north of Ribera del Duero.  This wine offers an amazing blend of richness and energy, with dark, velvety, fruit lifted by notes of tangy cranberry and dusty mineral.  Tobacco, savory herb and coffee notes unfurl with air and ride over the firm, ripe, tannins.  A great lamb or sipping wine from a producer and region to follow!

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Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2014 Product #33129 (In Stock)
Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2014 Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2014

From one of Rioja's great estates, a project dedicated to making "modern classics."  "Modern" here doesn't mean over-ripe fruit or heavy doses of sweet French oak.  Instead it means healthy, careful, farming, fermentation in open wood vats, and slow barrel aging in scrupulously clean condition. Sela is the estate's "young vine" wine (if 15-25 year-old vines are "young"!).  It's Tempranillo with splashes of Graciano and Garnacha aged in used French oak.  Lovely perfume and purity now and already gaining classic Rioja complexity and purity.  Brilliant with lamb!

"An easy to drink and fresh blend of 93% Tempranillo with 5% Graciano and 2% Garnacha. The key for 2014 was the selection of grapes (and the previous work in the vineyard, of course) because it was not easy: it was dry and warm but rained during the summer and the harvest, and there was some heat, which resulted in lots of botrytis. The wine fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak vats, followed by one year in second and third use French barriques. They first produced this in 2008, as the vines they planted when the winery started were coming of age, and they used vines between 15 and 30 years of age. It's quite fruit forward, open and clean, with good ripeness and freshness, a success for the conditions of the harvest. The palate is fine and balanced, with a soft texture, fresh and accessible."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Product #32763 (In Stock)
Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014

Here's what happens when plans to create a new luxury wine meet a slight miscalculation of marketing. This is the first vintage of a brand new wine from the fine Ribera del Duero winery of Protos.  Their goal was to make a luxury wine that, unlike their Reserva and Gran Reservas, had no American oak influence and maximized intensity of fruit.  So they took 100% Tempranillo from their lowest-yielding vines, allowed it to ferment with native yeast, aged it for 16 months in all new French oak, and released it as Protos 27.

But, with no Crianza/Reserva/Gran Reserva designation on the (really confusing!) label, Spanish consumers took a look at the planned $100 and actual release $45 price and said, "We'll pass."  Their loss is your gain as a clever US importer managed to buy a small supply at a very nice discount and we're passing the savings on to you!

"A classically-styled wine that has plenty of ripe fruit with plums and chocolate on the nose. Smooth tannins. This wine builds nicely. Drink now."  James Sucking 90 points

"Cherry and boysenberry flavors mingle with black olive and smoky notes in this plush red. Features light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. A bit reserved, but balanced, with good depth. Drink now through 2024. 900 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Numanthia Termes Red 2014 Product #33024 (In Stock)

The second wine of Toro's benchmark estate is absolutely delicious in the cooler, fresher, 2014 vintage.  Powerfully ripe Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) is aged in French oak, about 20% new.  Less oaky and grippy than in some years, this shows oodles of dark blackberry and black raspberry fruit with compelling accents of crushed flowers, wild herb and smoke.  Mouthfilling but still fresh, and delicious already.  "Livelier and fresher. But the best is yet to come..." <b>WA 91</b>

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Pesquera Tinto Crianza Ribera Del Duero 2014 Product #33096 (In Stock)
Pesquera Tinto Crianza Ribera Del Duero 2014 Pesquera Tinto Crianza Ribera Del Duero 2014

A Spanish Tempranillo classic, the 2014 Pesquera has it's usual heft, power, and smoky oak spice but also an unusual purity and grace.  Terrific with lamb!

"Very bright, ripe and nicely captured ripeness, this has dark cherry and plum as well as a stony edge and some raw earthiness. The palate has energetic appeal, harmonious fruit and oak, and a dark berry and chocolate finish. Drink now." James Suckling 92 points

"Firm and focused, but still fresh, this red delivers cherry and berry flavors accented by vanilla, spice and light herbal notes. Offers good density, but without heaviness. Harmonious. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Vega Clara Ribera Del Duero Seleccion 2014 Product #33141 (In Stock)

Here's a great Temparnillo for Napa Cab fans - and just because 25% of the wine is from Cab grapes!  It's loaded with blackberry and blueberry fruit with a nice dash of blackcurrant Cab flavor, all set off by a bold dose of spice from time in wood.  Velvety smooth and sweetly fruited, it's a great wine for steak, roasts, and sipping.

"Plum, licorice, cedar and toasty flavors are rich and harmonious in this generous red. Features solid, well-integrated tannins, enough balsamic acidity for balance and a long, spicy finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Lopez De Heredia Rioja Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009 Product #33155 (In Stock)
Lopez De Heredia Rioja Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009 Lopez De Heredia Rioja Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009

Very old school and delicious.

"The red they say was born to go with tapas and sold in local restaurants is the 2009 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza. 2009 was a warm and ripe year, and this blend of Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha (or the masculine Garnacho they like to use) plus 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo from limestone soils with quite a lot of clay, feels juicy and soft. It fermented with natural yeasts in large oak vats and matured in used barriques for three years. This is a bottling that has grown and improved a lot since 2004-2005. It shows very good balance between fruit and more developed aromas, with hints of leather and cherries, spices and smoke, very clean and with good volume in the palate. It's usually a little riper and with higher alcohol than Tondonia or Bosconia, with the character, finesse and elegance of a classical Reserva."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Product #32449 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012

A bold, lush, tempranillo full of dark fruit and spice to pair with big roasted and grilled flavors.

"Dark berries, licorice, mocha and violet on the perfumed nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and seamless in texture, with very good focus and building smokiness. Closes on a subtle vanilla note, with zesty acidity adding lift and dusty tannins contributing shape."  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

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Bodegas Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2010 Product #32701 (In Stock)
Bodegas Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2010 Bodegas Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2010

From the great 2010 harvest, this is 100% estate-grown fruit, blending Tempranillo (about 90%) with Garnacha, Graciano and white grapes Viura and Malvasía Riojana.  Aging a full 17 months in (mostly used) French oak casks of different sizes and five years more in bottle created a modern masterpiece, a wine of fine depth and excellent lift that marries easy  to love fruit with complex layers of spice and earth.

"A wine with beautiful finesse and depth. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, hazelnut and floral character. Polished and refined. Full body. Long and beautiful. Tasty finish. "  James Suckling 95 points

"From an almost perfect growing season. The nose has earthy aromas and notes of ripe orange peel giving old-style character to the wine marked by very well-integrated oak and an obvious Rioja character. There are cherries, plums and spices with licorice and ink aromas. The day after, it has more strawberries with very good freshness, so the evolution in bottle should be good. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and good acidity that ends with sweet fruit flavors and something earthy, very pleasant and easy to drink. It grows on you."Wine Advocate 93 points

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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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