Ribera Del Duero

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Dense yet racy, this red delivers rich flavors of cherry, licorice and mineral that are deep yet fresh, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic-scented acidity. Harmonious and lively. Drink now through 2021. 12,500 cases made. –TM"" A dry winter and a particularly
Item Number: 15426
Case: $203.40

Emilio Moro Tempranillo 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2011 Emilio Moro is pure Tempranillo from different vineyards on different soils (clay, chalk and stone) fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and aged for one year in barrels, 50% French and 50% American. It’s dark, almost opaque, a little closed,
Item Number: 16682
Case: $227.40

Torres 'Celeste' Crianza 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"This sleek red has black cherry, licorice, mineral and toast flavors on a polished frame. Not big or showy, this retains balance and drive, with a juicy, fresh finish. Drink now through 2016. 7,000 cases imported."–TM
Item Number: 14435
Case: $227.40

Vega Sicilia 'Unico' Tempranillo 2000
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98"In the absence of a 2001 Unico, Vega Sicilia has re-released the 2000 Unico which I reviewed in Issue 189. The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices, lavender, incense, truffle, and confiture of black
Item Number: 6114
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Emilio Moro 'Sanchomartin' Tinto Fino 2009
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97-100 "The 2009 Malleolus de Sanchomartin was tasted from a barrel sample. Opaque purple in color with lovely floral aromas, Asian spices, and incense, on the palate it effortlessly combines power with elegance. It has superb grip, great volume, and plush, succulent fruit. It has
Item Number: 14903

Convento San Francisco Tempranillo 2006
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"Dark ruby-colored, it displays an enticing perfume of cedar, spice box, violets, mineral, and black cherry. Savory on the palate with good grip and balance, it has the structure to evolve."
Item Number: 13088

Cepa 21 'Hito' Tempranillo 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Spectator 90"This firm red offers well integrated flavors of black cherry, licorice, cola and mineral, with solid tannins and a savory finish. Exhibits good balance and density, but remains slightly austere for now. Drink now through 2018." Wine Advocate 90"The 2010 Hito is aged for
Item Number: 12393
Case: $143.40

Emilio Moro 'Finca Resalso' Tempranillo 2013
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88"The range of wines is set by vine age, so let’s start with the producer with younger vines, the 2013 Finca Resalso, which is 100% Tempranillo from a mixture of relatively new vineyards on clay, chalky and stony soils, which fermented in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts
Item Number: 13689
Case: $143.40

Vega Sicilia 'Valbuena 5 Ano' Tempranillo 2006
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94"I reviewed the 2006 Valbuena in Issue 189 (June 2010) when it was in bottle, but not yet released. It is composed of 80% Tempranillo with the remaining 20% Merlot and Malbec (the latter a rarely seen grape in Spain). Another 8 months in bottle seems to have resulted in a more
Item Number: 10244

Aalto Tempranillo 2011
92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92"Mariano Garcia developed his winemaking reputation at Vega Sicilia before joining Aalto in partnership with Javier Zaccagnini. Their 2009 is a juicy and approachable tempranillo, rich with candied cherry notes that fill out the rough tannins—a texture that suggests a
Item Number: 16137
Case: $527.40
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Pingus 'Flor de Pingus' Tempranillo 2010
94  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 94"Vivid purple. Ripe cherry, cassis, potpourri and cracked pepper on the intensely perfumed nose, with subtle licorice and woodsmoke qualities adding complexity. Deep, sweet and expansive, offering explosive dark berry compote, floral pastille and anise flavors. A spicy
Item Number: 13363

Pingus 2010
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97"The 2010 Pingus soars from the glass with copious dark cherry, blueberry, blackberry and crushed violet scents that are sensual and alluring. The palate is full-bodied and masculine. Indeed, having tasted this in March it seems to have tightened up in the three month to June.
Item Number: 13364

Bodegas y Vinedos 'Alion' Tempranillo 2007
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"The 2007 Alion continues the winerys string of outstanding vintages. It is 100% Tempranillo with malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by aging in new French oak. It offers up an exceptionally fragrant and complex bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, incense,
Item Number: 10045

Prado Rey Roble 2008 1.5L
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89The 2008 Prado Rey Roble is a blend of 95% Tinta Fina with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged in barrel for 6 months. Purple in color with a serious bouquet of cedar, spice box, lavender, and blackberry, on the palate it reveals a bit of structure, excellent spicy black
Item Number: 12620
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Legaris Crianza 2009
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This polished red offers a core of black cherry and plum, framed by chocolate and coffee notes, supported by well-integrated tannins. Smooth and harmonious. Drink now through 2016. 1,500 cases imported."–TM
Item Number: 13445
Case: $239.40
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Urban 'Ribera' Tinta del Pais 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89"The 2010 Urban Ribera is from younger Tinta del Pais vines in Berlangas and Roa-Burgos that sees three months in French oak barrels. It has an understated bouquet of raspberry leaf and wild hedgerow with touches of briary. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp, taut tannins
Item Number: 7854
Case: $143.40
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Vizcarra Ramos 'Senda del Oro Roble' Tempranillo 2012
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Vizcarra Senda del Oro Roble (100% Tempranillo) was aged six months in French and American oak. Youthful, grapey and still slightly unformed, it tastes more like a barrel sample than a finished wine. Its dense ruby/purple color and big blast of black currant and
Item Number: 14770

Bodegas Barco de Piedra Tempranillo 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"It is hard to find a Ribera del Duero as outstanding as this at such a reasonable price. Made from 100% Tempranillo grown in an organic vineyard planted in limestone and sand, this 2012 was aged briefly in primarily French oak. It offers up abundant floral notes intermixed with
Item Number: 12768
Case: $179.40