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Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2015 Product #32442 (In Stock)
Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2015 Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2015

FALL FESTIVAL MIX/MATCH 2CS $6.98/EA

The big 90 point rating from Vinous is the kind of praise you expect to find for a $15-$20 Rioja, which makes the everyday $11.99 price a pleasing surprise (and this week’s super $6.98 two-case deal a stunner).  But that’s the kind of value that Wine Enthusiast Importer and Master Sommelier Fran Kysela delivers on a daily basis.  Here, Fran works with Rioja’s Unión de Cosecheros of Labastida to select his own favorite batches – Cuvee KPF – just for the US market.  Unlike some other importers, Fran isn’t trying to create a super-charged, over-ripe, parody of Spanish wine built just to pick up critical points.  Instead, he’s delivered us a very fine, classically-styled, Rioja of nice restraint now and plenty of short-term cellar potential.  As IWC said of a previous release, “it's an excellent value for Rioja.”  Especially at these remarkable savings prices!

“Aged for three months in used American oak barrels. Vivid ruby. Bright, sharply focused aromas of fresh red fruits and flowers, along with a spicy overtone and a hint of vanilla. Lithe and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering vibrant, oak-spiced raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle rose pastille nuance. Finishes supple and long, displaying silky, slow-building tannins and resonating spiciness.”  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 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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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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Bodegas Aradon Rioja 2016 Product #32261 (In Stock)
Bodegas Aradon Rioja 2016 Bodegas Aradon Rioja 2016

If you think Rioja is all about the oak, then just try this delicious 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha beauty made all in concrete.  Big aromas of red cherry and raspberry fruit with floral accents and just a hint of white chocolate lead to juicy, round, mouthfililng flavors and a lightly dry, firm, finish.  Give it a chill and sip on warm afternoons or serve it with party food, burgers, even salmon. 

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Bodegas Vinsacro Rioja Dioro 2010 Product #31693 (In Stock)
Bodegas Vinsacro Rioja Dioro 2010 Bodegas Vinsacro Rioja Dioro 2010

A delicious wine from an old-fashioned vineyard treated with loving, modern, care. A blend of Temparnillo (50%) Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Monastrel and Bobal, all planted mixed together in a 70 year-old vineyard at 450-800 meters of altitude and farmed organically.  Dioro represents the best lots from these old vines, aged 12-14 months in new French oak and then further at the winery.  A luxury, $46, wine on release, it’s very much an “affordable luxury” at these prices while it lasts.

"Bright purple. Potent dark berry aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla, pipe tobacco and woodsmoke. Fresh and precise, with densely packed black raspberry and cola flavors that opening nicely with air. Gentle tannins build slowly on the clinging finish, with the raspberry and smoke notes echoing."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"The 2010 Vinsacro Dioro opens to an explosion of flowers and ripe blueberries that is very perfumed. It feels quite modern and aromatic with well-integrated oak and a luscious palate. This is produced from a field blend they call Vidau, which, in their case it is Garnacha, Tempranillo and a myriad of other grapes like Graciano and even Monastrell. The wine aged in brand new French oak barrels, and it's clearly a high-end wine with aspirations."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Hacienda Tenero Torno Tempranillo 2011 Product #32262 (In Stock)
Hacienda Tenero Torno Tempranillo 2011 Hacienda Tenero Torno Tempranillo 2011

From the small Rioja village of Tornero ("little calf"), this is a screaming value in easy-drinking Rioja.  100% Tempranillo that shows fresh, bright, red fruit and a lush, round, texture.  Spiced red and black fruit flavors on the mid-palate get a complicating dose of herb and smoke on the generous finish.

"Attractive nose of ripe strawberries with peppery and cedary notes. Tobacco, too. Medium to full body, refreshing acidity, juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink now."  James Suckling 92 points

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Bodegas Lan D-12 Rioja Crianza 2013 Product #32338 (In Stock)
Bodegas Lan D-12 Rioja Crianza 2013 Bodegas Lan D-12 Rioja Crianza 2013

A delicious marriage of traditional and modern-style Rioja from Bodegas Lan. This will tempt you with aromas of blackberry jam and ripe plums. There is some intriguing vanilla, clove, and dark chocolate spice here as well. It's mouthfilling and rich, but with a bit of that traditional Tempranillo zing of acidity that will pair well with everything from grilled sausages to hangar steak.

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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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Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2011 Product #31741 (In Stock)

Old-school without hard edges and lovely now.

"Fragrant red berry and candied rose scents, with hints of vanilla and cured tobacco in the background. Silky, sweet and open-knit on entry, but the sappy raspberry and cherry flavors tighten up in the mid-palate. Shows very good clarity and lift on the clinging finish, which is framed by supple, slow-building tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 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)

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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Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Roble 2015 Product #31991 (In Stock)
Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Roble 2015 Vina Sastre Ribera Del Duero Roble 2015

A little oak is Tempranillo's friend, and here a short stay in French oak elevates a young-vine wine to some pretty impressive heights.  It's dark and juicy with blackberry and dark plum fruit framed by pretty oak spice and an invigorating dash of blood orange.  Finishes with a nice gush of fruit - blackberry and black cherry - and lingering spice and smoke.  Grill something and enjoy!

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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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Biga De Luberri Rioja 2012 Product #31925 (In Stock)

The new release of this perennial 90-91 pionter (Vinous) is 100% Tempranillo aged for a year in French and American oak.  It's a plump, ripe, almost modern-style wine that features dark, spicy, blackberry, black cherry and plum fruit framed by rich chocolate and savory herb notes.  The fruit stays rich and deep as the wine opens and more layers of wood spice, vanilla and chocolate emerge.  Dry and lightly tannic on the finish, a fun sipper and great match for grilled/roasted food.

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Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Product #32314 (In Stock)
Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 Convento Oreja Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012

As the Wine Advocate says, this is "textbook" Ribera del Duero to drink now - 2022.

"Deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet and vanilla carry a smoky overtone. Weighty yet lively on the palate, offering juicy dark berry flavors and suave candied lavender and spicecake qualities. Smooth, plush and seamless in character, finishing with repeating spiciness, supple tannins and a lingering note of dark berry preserves."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"If last year I was impressed with the 2011, the 2012 Crianza from Convento Oreja might be even better. No signs of heat or overripeness here at all but perfectly ripe, terse fruit, integrated, balanced oak and a polished, sleek palate with fine tannins and good acidity. This is a textbook crianza from Ribera del Duero."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012 Product #32390 (In Stock)
Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012 Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja 2012

 

"Very aromatic with lavender, mushroom, stone and dark fruits on the nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Fermented in large French oak vats. Finesse here. Drink or hold. 96% tempranillo, 3% graciano, 1% garnacha. A beauty from a beautiful year." James Suckling 93 points

"Fragrant aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose and incense. Spicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering juicy flavors of raspberry, bitter cherry and allspice. Shows very good focus and lift--and repeating red fruit and floral notes--on the long, gently tannic finish. This wine went through its secondary fermentation in large French oak foudres and was then moved into small, used French oak barrels for another year." Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"The 2012 Sela will be released in March 2015, and it’s a great example of Sela. It opens to bright red fruit, more shiny than 2011, and is still pretty young showing faint lactic notes and more traces of the barrel that should be absorbed with time. 2012 could be fresher and more accessible. It’s an elegant and balanced wine, with some fine-grained tannins that will be polished with bottle age. The palate is very tasty and has almost salty flavors that are quite gentle and velvety. In 2012 Sela was a blend of Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 1% Garnacha. 99,383 bottles were produced."Wine Advocate 90 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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Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2005 Product #32399 (In Stock)
Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2005 Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2005

As classic as they come and about as beautiful as Rioja gets.

"Lovely depth of fruit to this mature red with chocolate, dark tea and bark. Purple flowers and violets. Full and very silky and refined. A beautiful traditional wine to get to know. Drink now."  James Suckling 94 points

"The 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from their vineyards in the meander of the Ebro River, where they have some 100 hectares of vineyards. The wine fermented in the original oak vats that are now some 140 years of age. There is no temperature control and malolactic was also in the vat. The wine was transferred to oak barrels where it slowly matured in their deep, humid caves for no less than six years. After this, it was bottled unfiltered after being fined with egg whites. I think the quality gap between the Reserva and Gran Reserva has been getting smaller since the 2001 vintage and this 2005 is nothing short of exceptional. It's clean and complex, with more freshness. The wine is very spicy and with a palate that feels very balanced, livelier than in the past. It has a long finish where the flavors are clean. Easy to drink and very pleasurable."Wine Advocate 93 points

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