Rioja


Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old
Item Number: 21320
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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
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La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was
Item Number: 21374
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Obalo Crianza 2011
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Josh Raynolds 91 "(all tempranillo; aged for a year in new French oak): Dark purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of fresh dark berries, toasty oak, incense and fresh flowers, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors show very good clarity, gaining in sweetness
Item Number: 21410
Bottle:$15.85
Case: $190.20
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2012
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Cherry and vanilla avors mingle with leafy and spicy details in this round red. Orange peel acidity, cedar and tobacco notes give this a traditional accent. Drink now through 2025.—T.M."  Wine Advocate 90 "A wine that is extremely popular in Spain is the 2012 Cune Crianza,
Item Number: 19906
Bottle:$9.65
Case: $115.80
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2007
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2007 Viña Ardanza Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, the Tempranillo from 30-year-old vineyards La Cuesta and Montecillo in the villages of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, and the Garnacha from old head-pruned vines at 600 meters altitude in Tudelilla, in Rioja Baja,
Item Number: 21151
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Vina Tondonia' Gran Reserva 1995
97  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 97 "The only current red Gran Reserva is the 1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, the one that is produced exactly the same as before, including fining with egg whites and sealing with red wax. 1995 was an excellent and early harvest, the grapes achieved full ripeness and were
Item Number: 21833
Bottle:$95.95
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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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Cune 'Vina Real' Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2008
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  " The 2008 Gran Reserva is produced from 90-95% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in inox. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in both French and American oak barrels where is aged for two years. During the aging process the wine is frequently
Item Number: 17375
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Reserva 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2015 Rank 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
Item Number: 20473
Bottle:$32.95
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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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Bodega Muga Reserva 'Seleccion Especial' 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Stephen Tanzer 93  (70%  tempranillo,  20%  garnacha,  7%  mazuelo   and  3%  graciano;;  fermented  in  large  oak  vats  and  aged  for  28  months  in  small  French  and  American  oak   barrels  of  varying  age):    "Inky  purple.    Flamboyant  aromas  of  ripe  berries,  incense,
Item Number: 17926
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Bodegas Marques de Carrion 'Antano' Rioja Reserva 2011
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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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Bodegas Muga Rosado 2015
60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo. "Within the valley we use the slopes of the Obarenes mountains for growing the garnacha grapes we use in our red wines. These plots have good conditions for ripening thanks to their exposure to the sun, but in the case of the rosé wines we are more
Item Number: 21572
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Tondonia' Rioja 2004
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels
Item Number: 21680
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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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 'Monopole' Viura 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This white is fresh and bright, but also dense, with a firm backbone of crisp acidity that carries pear, McIntosh apple and verbena flavors. The juicy, floral finish brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported. –TM"  " 100% Viura. All grapes
Item Number: 22118
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Burgo Viejo Crianza 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Vinous 90 "Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by vanilla and woodsmoke. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. In an energetic style, with strong closing punch and supple tannins adding grip." 
Item Number: 19570
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009
"Intense black-cherry color with good depth of color and hardly any signs of evolution. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-aging, thanks to its great complexity and ripe, concentrated fruit. Fresh and easy
Item Number: 21166
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2010
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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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Izadi Reserva Rioja 2011
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90  Wine & Spirits 
Robert Parker 92 "A 100% Tempranillo aged 14 months in American and French oak, the 2011 Reserva is an outstanding value showing beautiful black and red currant fruits, high-quality, unsmoked cigar tobacco, licorice and loamy soil undertones. Deep, medium to full-bodied, very pure, rich and
Item Number: 20953
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Campo Viejo Tempranillo Reserva 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"A core of cherry and berry fruit shines through this light, firm red, framed by tea, tobacco and spicy notes. Harmonious and graceful, with juicy acidity and firm tannins. Drink now through 2020."
Item Number: 20373
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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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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Marques de Caceres Rose 2015
"Packed with fruits of the forest (red berries, strawberries, raspberries) that rest on a discreet depth of minerals. This Fruity Mineral character comes through again in the mouth with a hint of spice, resulting in pleasant fullness. Elegant and Refined Finish."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 14412
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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