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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:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2012
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92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "A spectacular wine assembled by Eric Solomon, Rafael De Haan and Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the 2012 Hazana Vinas Viejas is made from 45- to 70-year-old bush vines (85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano). Aged 12 months in French and American oak, it is difficult to believe a wine such as
Item Number: 16425
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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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
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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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Bodegas Marques de Carrion 'Antano' Rioja Reserva 2009
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 Best Value " 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. " ~ TM  " Classic
Item Number: 18013
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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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:$43.95
Case: $527.40
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Cune 'Monopole' Viura 2013
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 64 "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
Item Number: 16615
Bottle:$9.95
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Muga 'Gran Reserva' Prado Enea 2006
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2006 Prado Enea is a phenomenal bottle of traditional Rioja at its best. A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and the remaining 10% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for a long time in oak and bottled before release. This is a practice quite common from yesteryear, but that is a
Item Number: 19195
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2004
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 " The 2004 Vina Bosconia Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho and the remaining 5% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for five years in used barrels, racked twice per year and fined with egg whites before being bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, with notes of beef blood,
Item Number: 18532
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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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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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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La Rioja Alta '890' Tempranillo 2001
200  Wine Advocate 
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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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:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Bodega Muga Reserva 'Seleccion Especial' 2010
StephenTanzer 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,  potpourri,
Item Number: 17926
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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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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Bodegas Valdemar 'Inspiracion' Seleccion 2010
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS 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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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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La Rioja Alta 'Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2004 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 WS 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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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:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2010
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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 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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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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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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Izadi Reserva Rioja 2010
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92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "Bodegas Izadi’s owner, the Anton family, also owns the well-known Finca Villacreces in Ribera del Duero. Izadi is a relatively large estate with more than 375 acres in Rioja Alavesa. About 40% of the vineyards are over 70 years of age, which is quite impressive. The 2010 Reserva
Item Number: 17305
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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