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La Rioja Alta 'Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2004
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 22"Cedar, tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silky red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the traditional
Item Number: 14364
Bottle: $23.95
Case: $287.40
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96"The 2001 Gran Reserva 904 will not be released for another 3 years. Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays a lovely nose of Asian spices, incense, tobacco, balsamic, and blackberry. On the palate it has exceptional depth, layers of spicy black fruit, excellent ripeness,
Item Number: 13376
Bottle: $39.95
Case: $479.40
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Bodegas Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2010
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93“The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs
Item Number: 15484
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2010 CUNE Crianza, in a similar fashion to its 2011 sibling, is extremely aromatic, with clean raspberry aromas and the benefit of one more year in bottle, which provided it with some more complexity in the form of dried roses and sweet spice notes. The palate is velvety,
Item Number: 15338
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2007
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87The 2007 Reserva is virtually 100% Tempranillo from 30- to 40-year-old vines and it is raised for 25 months in American oak. It has a well-defined mulberry, cocoa and mint-scented bouquet that unfurls temptingly in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and
Item Number: 13505
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2005
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2005 Vina Arana Reserva has a fresh bouquet of orange blossom, quince, violets and dark cherries. The palate is succulent on the entry with vivacious maraschino cherry, red currant and blood orange. It displays a very fine build and a silky smooth texture that segues to a
Item Number: 12227
Bottle: $22.85
Case: $274.20
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2001 Gran Reserva is a glass-coating opaque purple color. It presents an aromatic array of incense, Asian spices, cigar box, violets, and an assortment of black fruits. Dense, sweet, and powerful, this loaded effort from a great vintage will continue to evolve for another 8-10
Item Number: 14104
Bottle: $47.95
Case: $575.40
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Luis Canas Crianza 2010
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2010 Crianza is a very pleasant wine, starting with a beautiful ruby color and a clean, intense nose of wild berries with just enough lactic and spicy notes. The palate shows sweet tannins and good balance, intense and fresh. This is a crowd-pleaser and great value. Drink
Item Number: 14287
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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Benjamin Romeo La Cueva del Contador 2009
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"The 2009 La Cueva de Contador is sourced from declassified Contador fruit: pure Tempranillo cropped at 1.2kg per vine that is aged in new French oak for 18 months. Its name is derived from the ancient caves under San Vicente de la Sonsierra castle where the old cellar is located.
Item Number: 13388
Bottle: $74.95
Case: $899.40
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Cune 'Vina Real' Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2006
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The bouquet on the 2006 Gran Reserva is more polished and opulent than the 2005 and is perhaps showing more alcohol at present. The palate has a sweet entry of dark cherries and creme de cassis. This is a very sleek Gran Reserva, more modern in style than the 2005 with a silky
Item Number: 15248
Bottle: $32.95
Case: $395.40
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Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"The 2005 Imperial Gran Reserva is firing on all cylinders. Smoked cured meats, balsamic notes of beeswax, antique shop and incense define the complex and elegant nose. The medium-bodied palate reveals an impressively powerful wine which manages to feel light on its feet. I needed
Item Number: 15506
Bottle: $59.95
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2010
" Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant aging aromas with fruity notes. It develops a good balance at the palate coming from the sweet and elegant tannins. Serve with cold starters, pasta and cheeses. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 8434
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2007
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91" The 2007 Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo that is aged in American and French oak for at least 15 months. It has a generous nose of red cherries, over-ripe oranges and Indian ink that is attractive, if not overly complex. The palate is
Item Number: 12770
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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Bodegas Bilbainas 'Vina Zaco' Tempranillo 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This red shows focus and good density, with ripe fruit flavors of black cherry and plum accented with toast and coffee, all supported by well-integrated tannins. Leafy and minerally accents linger on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases imported." –TM
Item Number: 15487
Bottle: $10.95
Case: $131.40
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Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2009
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Another sensational value is the 2009 Rioja Vina Real Crianza. Made from 90% Tempranillo blended with other authorized varietals, this effort comes from vineyards in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. Exceptionally ripe with a dark ruby/purple color, excellent texture, and
Item Number: 11732
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40
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Campo Viejo Tempranillo Reserva 2008
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Charry and herbal notes give way to a core of fresh black cherry and mineral flavors in this firm, slightly austere red. Remains balanced through the savory finish. Drink now through 2018." —T.M.
Item Number: 8076
Bottle: $12.45
Case: $149.40
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Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005 1.5L
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"The 2005 Imperial Gran Reserva is firing on all cylinders. Smoked cured meats, balsamic notes of beeswax, antique shop and incense define the complex and elegant nose. The medium-bodied palate reveals an impressively powerful wine which manages to feel light on its feet. I needed
Item Number: 15675
Bottle: $114.95
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Montebuena Cuvee KPF Tempranillo 2010
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90"Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks
Item Number: 8967
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40
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Campo Viejo Tempranillo 'Rioja' 2011
"This blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo is an intense ruby red wine with aromas of black fruit and vanilla. Velvety and elegant, it's an old world wine with a new world attitude, and it is downright addictive with roasts and firm cheeses." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 6950
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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Faustino Gran Reserva I 2001
#1 Wine of the year from Decanter magazine. December 2013“Restrained, mineral style with elegant tannins, youthful and fresh, feminine and complex. Deliciously decadent with extraordinary vitality in the palate and a long unique finish. A jewel at this price point!”“A classic Rioja that is
Item Number: 15663
Bottle: $31.95
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La Rioja Alta 'Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2004 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 22"Cedar, tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silky red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the traditional
Item Number: 14738
Bottle: $64.95
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Ramon Bilbao 'Crianza' Tempranillo 'Rioja' 2010
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Supple and lively, this red offers juicy cherry and light leafy flavors, with notes of smoke and black pepper. Features just enough tannins for grip. Drink now through 2015. 191,667 cases made." –TM
Item Number: 15493
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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El Coto Crianza 2009
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"This 100% Tempranillo shows layers of fresh raspberries, cherry, cedar and spice typical of a classically styled Rioja. This is all wrapped up in a vanilla and leather laiden package that is medium in body and sports a long, soft finish. Always a good value!" ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 3008
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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Bodegas Ugarte Crianza Rioja 2010
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Lively and focused, this medium-bodied red offers bright cherry fruit, with leafy, spicy and smoky accents. Light, firm tannins and fresh acidity are balanced. Drink now through 2015. 7,000 cases made." ~TM
Item Number: 3713
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40
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Bodegas Ugarte Cincuenta 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"Heredad Ugartes 2009 Cincuenta is 100% Tempranillo aged for 10 months in French oak. It offers up toasty tobacco, spice, blackberry, and black cherry aromas. On the palate it is elegant, savory, and stylish with layered flavors. This pleasurable offering will drink nicely through
Item Number: 10637
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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