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Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva 2005
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92  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 92"The 2005 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha aged for 20 months in French and American oak. It has a beautiful, rounded, sensual bouquet with hints of over-ripe Satsuma and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch
Item Number: 15953
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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:$43.95
Case: $527.40
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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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Bodegas Muriel Rioja Reserva 2008
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95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 “Lovely; so complex and intriguing, improving through to the finish. A great, classic Rioja.” –PBT“Menthol and eucalyptus nose, then more classic aromas. Ripe and spicy with concentrated fruit. Deep, rich, fruit-driven and pretty serious.” –BH“Savoury style that is integrated,
Item Number: 16027
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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La Rioja Alta '890' Tempanillo 1998
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 - NM"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.
Item Number: 15897
Bottle:$126.95
Case: $1,523.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2005
93  Wine Advocate 
Decanter 95+#7 Top 50 wines of 2013"Traditional, savoury style with soy sauce and rusticity. Typical Rioja with elegance and class. A great wine. An archetype of what makes Rioja unique: harmonious American oak, stylish oxidative development and fresh balance. This is smooth, long and classy."
Item Number: 12227
Bottle:$24.95
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Muga 'Gran Reserva' Prado Enea 2005
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 95"The 2005 Prado Enea Gran Reserva spends 36-months in oak, nine months in new oak after which it is racked into American oak that is “semi-new” (i.e. a new barrel that is “broken in” with a wine beforehand). It has an unashamedly opulent bouquet of primal, ripe, boysenberry,
Item Number: 16554
Bottle:$47.95
Case: $575.40
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Vina Herminia 'Excelsus' Rioja Tempanillo 2009 1.5L Magnum
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 39"This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long. Not showy, but solid. Drink now through 2022. –TM"" Located in the Rioja Baja, at the
Item Number: 16241
Bottle:$28.95
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Cune 'Monopole' Viura 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This focused white shows bright, juicy flavors of white peach and Meyer lemon, with herbal and mineral accents. The texture is quite rich, but crisp, citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2017. "" 100% Viura. All grapes come from the 'Rioja Alta' subzone, where
Item Number: 16615
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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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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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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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:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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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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El Coto Crianza 2010
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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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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
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Marques de Caceres Crianza 2010
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88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"This round red offers cherry, plum, leafy, licorice and smoke notes that mingle harmoniously over modest tannins. Balanced and focused. Drink now through 2018." –TM
Item Number: 4727
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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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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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Bodegas Lan 'Gran Reserva' Rioja 2005
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93The 2005 Gran Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano: a selection of the best grapes from 20- to 25-year-old vines that is then aged in American and French oak for 24 months. It has an intense minty nose of blackberry, smoke and grilled meats that is
Item Number: 16934
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Bodegas Valdemar 'Inspiracion' Seleccion 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91WS TOP 100 2013 Rank #34" Fresh and focused, this sleek, lively red shows black cherry, wild berry, licorice, mineral and toast flavors that glideover the palate, supported by well-integrated tannins and bright acidity. A graceful, modern style. Drink now through 2018." Wine
Item Number: 15818
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Campo Viejo Tempranillo 'Rioja' 2012
"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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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:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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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