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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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
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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 ViƱa 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

Regular Price (1) Price : $44.99/ea
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Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005 Product #19576 (In Stock)
Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005 Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005

At age 11, this outstanding village red from the first of several "greatest vintage ever" of the past few years makes a pretty good case that 2005 does, in fact, deserve the crown.  As always, there's fine plushness and richness to this wine's texture and, even now, plenty of ripe berry/cherry fruit and fine supporting tannins.  The mushroom and spice notes have unwound, giving this a lovely earthy richness to enjoy now and for at least another 5 years.

Regular Price (1) Price : $89.99/ea
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Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005 Product #32281 (In Stock)
Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005

"The 2005 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio is another wonderfully complete wine. A host of blood orange, white pepper, cranberry, mulling spices and dried flowers lift from the glass. This is one of the most intensely aromatic, exotic wines in the range. Readers should be prepared for a deceptively mid-weight wine that has a lot going on. The 2005 spent 30 days in cask followed by 4 years in cask and cement. The long maceration and aging time results in a wine with more tertiary-leaning aromas and flavors."  Vinous 94 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $94.99/ea
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Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Product #26196 (In Stock)
Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Drinking beautifully right now, this is a rare "Library" release just received direct from the winery.  A stunning example of maturing Napa Cabernet!

"These wines certainly merit far more attention. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot (585 cases), was aged 24 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels. This is a younger, fresher, less complex style of wine, with loads of loamy soil as well as some volcanic/charcoal/ember-like notes that are vaguely reminiscent of a top Graves from Bordeaux. It is opaque purple, opulent, medium to full-bodied, rich and very satisfying. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. Drink 2015-2030" Wine Advocate 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $224.99/ea
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