Rioja


La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2005
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Cropped from a vintage deemed almost perfect, the 2005 Viña Ardanza Reserva follows the same varietal mix found in the last vintages; 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. The grapes are always sourced from the same vineyards, 30-year-old Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero in
Item Number: 17109
Bottle:$25.95
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Lopez de Heredia 'Reserva' Rioja 2003
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Ripe aromas of dried fruits, plums and prunes. Flowers too. Full body, round and ripe textured tannins. Intense and powerful fruit. Layered. Powerful style. Very long. Richer than normal due to the the hot growing seasons of 2003. Aged for six years in old American oak barrels.
Item Number: 20530
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2004
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96  "The 2004 Gran Reserva 904 is Tempranillo from Brinas, Labastida and Villalba balanced with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were fermented and macerated in inox vats for 14 days at 28º C, and malolactic fermentation lasted 28 days. The wine aged for 4 years in
Item Number: 18212
Bottle:$40.95
Case: $491.40
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Bodegas Marques de Carrion 'Antano' Rioja Reserva 2009
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "This polished red offers cedar, tobacco, mineral and orange peel flavors that frame a core of dried cherry and black tea. Light, firm tannins and crisp acidity impart focus. An elegant, traditional style. Drink now through 2019. 25,000 cases made. Best Value."~TM  " Classic
Item Number: 18013
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Vina Tondonia' Gran Reserva 1981
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95  " The 1981 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva has a vibrant nose reminiscent of coeval Burgundy, with scents of citrus peel, orange rind, singed leather and a Tuscan delicatessen. The palate has a penetrating orange peel and tart cherry entry with potent earthy notes at its core. It is
Item Number: 17477
Bottle:$197.99
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Muga 'Gran Reserva' Prado Enea 2006
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 ""This is amazing traditional Rioja with a complexity and beauty of ripe fruit and long aging. Unique. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, tobacco, vanilla, plums and prunes. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Three years aged in oak and three years in bottle. 80% tempranillo with the
Item Number: 19195
Bottle:$51.95
Case: $623.40
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Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza 2010
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and a polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal! "
Item Number: 17053
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2008
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88"The 2008 Reserva seems like a much more serious wine, with fresh notes of cherries, some leather and pepper and a tight palate that reveals good balance, purity of flavors and good length. It should age well, as it has good balance. Drink 2014-2019."
Item Number: 16404
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Marques del Puerto Gran Reserva Rioja 2004
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Mild rooty notes come side by side with plum, berry and cola aromas. This is deep, pure and elegant in the mouth, with ripe berry, spice and vanilla flavors doled out in proper amounts. A loamy finish with just enough acidic kick confirms the excellence of this gran reserva from
Item Number: 18331
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2011
Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant ageing aromas with fruity notes. It develops a good balance at the palate coming from the sweet and elegant tannins. Elaborated with grapes coming from selected vineyards located at Rioja Alta area. Fermentation of destemmed grapes in stainless steel
Item Number: 18965
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A wine that is extremely popular in Spain is the 2012 Cune Crianza, the usual Tempranillo-based blend with 15% Garnacha Tinta and Mazuelo matured in oak barrels for one year. The nose starts with notes of creamy oak that soon give way to aromas of ripe berries, blackcurrants and
Item Number: 19906
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Vibrant and spicy, this lively red delivers bright cherry, berry, vanilla and toasty flavors, with citrusy acidity and light, firm tannins. Focused and graceful. Drink now through 2020." ~T.M.
Item Number: 19723
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2008
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " The 2008 Reserva shows good concentration and fresh aromas of an Atlantic vintage, with quite a traditional profile displaying notes of red fruit, spices, leather and dill, and a medium-bodied palate with intense and clean flavors and a supple finish. This great Reserva wears an
Item Number: 17961
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Cune "Imperial" Rioja Reserva 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 93 2015 Top 100 # 56 "Smoky and tarry notes give this rich red an austere character, but plum, licorice, soy and mineral notes promise an expressive future. The tannins and acidity are balanced and unobtrusive. Best from 2016 through 2030. 1,500 cases imported."  Wine Advocate 92
Item Number: 20473
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Torre de Ona Rioja Reserva 2010
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I tasted two vintages of the reserve wine. This 2010 Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), matured in a mixture of new and used French and Caucasian oak barrels for 20 months. There is a jump in quality, subtlety and balance in this 2010, as it feels like
Item Number: 19356
Bottle:$19.85
Case: $238.20
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2006
Decantalo 93 "This new vintage, Viña Arana, is a red wine. Its previous 2005 vintage gained 18.5 points out of 20 from Decanter and it was placed among the top 3 best Riojas of the year of Masters of Wine Pedro Ballesteros i Anette Scarfe. This wine is produced by Bodega La Rioja Alta in D.O. La
Item Number: 17319
Bottle:$24.95
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Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "No 2011 had been bottled yet, so I tasted the 2010 Crianza from hand-harvested grapes from Rioja Alavesa and produced in the Vina Real winery. As with the Reserva, the Crianza is usually a blend of 90% Tempranillo complemented with small amounts of Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano.
Item Number: 18057
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Montebuena Cuvee KPF Tempranillo 2012
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "Dark ruby. Ripe cherry, red berries and smoky minerals on the nose. Spicy, firm and tightly wound, with very good lift to the flavors of redcurrant, bitter cherry and licorice. A gripping, lithe midweight, with appealing sweetness and bracing minerality on the long,
Item Number: 8967
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Faustino Gran Reserva I 2001
97  Decanter 
Decanter 97 "A top example of an aged Rioja. Powerful yet elegant with a complex array of flavors. Delicate use of creamy oak and spicy, leathery notes with ripe bramble fruits leading to a mineral finish. A classy wine. Delicious to drink now but its freshness will enable further cellaring." 
Item Number: 15663
Bottle:$32.95
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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:$59.95
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Torre de Ona Finca San Martin Rioja Crianza 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 Top 100 # 58 "This red is focused and polished, delivering harmonious flavors of black cherry, olive, smoke and mineral. The tannins are well-integrated, the acidity fresh. A bit reserved, but has depth. Drink now through 2022. 10,500 cases made."  Wine Advocate 90 "The
Item Number: 20422
Bottle:$11.95
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La Rioja Alta '890' Tempranillo 2001
Wine Advocate 95 "2001 is a great vintage for all the wines from La Rioja Alta but the long-awaited 2001 Gran Reserva 890 is otherworldly. 2001 was a slow maturing vintage which produced smaller grapes especially in the old vineyards on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria in the villages of Brinas,
Item Number: 17358
Bottle:$126.95
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La Rioja Alta '890' Tempranillo 1998
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 1998 Gran Reserva 890 is more or less the same blend and vinification as the 1995 with just a little more alcohol (13%). It has impressive intensity on the nose with lifted dark cherry and briary notes. It has very fine delineation with aromas of licorice and orange rind. The
Item Number: 15897
Bottle:$126.95
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Cune 'Vina Real' Rioja Reserva 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  "Going one step up in the quality ladder, the Viña Real 2010 Reserva plays with the advantage of being cropped from a quite balanced, fresh vintage, a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa fermented in stainless steel and matured in
Item Number: 18385
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Vina Herminia Rioja Reserva 2009
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Vinous Media 90  "Brilliant ruby. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the fragrant, oak-accented nose and palate. Fleshy and open-knit, displaying good heft and no rough edges. Shows the ripeness of the vintage but carries no excess weight and finishes fresh and lively, with lingering vanilla and
Item Number: 17834
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $95.70
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