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Baron De Lajoyosa Gran Reserva Carinena 2005 Product #32233 (In Stock)
Baron De Lajoyosa Gran Reserva Carinena 2005 Baron De Lajoyosa Gran Reserva Carinena 2005

Old-school Spanish red wine here priced at a pretty crazy old-fashioned level given the $25 release price.  The Marin family founded the winery in 1903 and farm old vines at 600 meters in Cariñena, about 2 hours southeast of Rioja.  It’s traditional here to grow mixtures of grapes in each vineyard, and this is a very traditional 50% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Cariñena plus a bit of modern Cabernet Sauvignon.  Long aging in barrel followed by plenty of bottle time have brought this 12 year-old red to the peak of mellow maturity.

Generous aromas of spice, earth, leather, dark cherry and roasted berry get a touch of complexity from hints of sweet tobacco.  On the palate it’s medium-bodied but richly flavored with dark raspberry, baked strawberry, leather and baker’s chocolate flavors.  The finish is long and smooth and complex with sweet cherry and strawberry fruit framed by notions of tobacco, chocolate and spice.  Fully ready now (and best over the next couple of years), this will shine with grilled lamb or mellow beef dishes.

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $7.98/ea
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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
Sale Single Bottle (1): $9.98/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
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $85.49/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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