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Orin Swift Locations 'E-2' Spanish Red Blend 2012
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"A blend of Grenache from Priorat, Rioja and Toro, Tempranillo from Rioja, and Carignan from Ribera del Duero and Carinyena. It has the same fermentation and upbringing as the French and Italian wines. Majestic, soaring black fruit aromas intermixed with forest floor, white flowers
Item Number: 14841
Bottle:$14.85
Case: $178.20
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Compania Vinedos Iberian 'Yaso' Tinta de Toro 2012
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"The 2012 Yaso is 100% Tinta de Toro aged six months in French oak. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of blackberries, white chocolate, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied and opulent, it offers a fresh, full, exuberant mouthful of red wine with
Item Number: 16230
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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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:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Finca Villacreces Pruno 2012
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain’s greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured
Item Number: 16445
Bottle:$16.85
Case: $202.20
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Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines 2012
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94"Another baby Priorato, the 2012 Mas Donis, a custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. It is difficult to
Item Number: 14469
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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
Case: $131.40
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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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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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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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Algueira Mencia 2012
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92  John Gilman 
Eric Asimov, New York Times BEST VALUE ***"Light and harmonious, with deep flavors of spicy red fruit and minerals and a touch of tannin."John Gilman 92"I love the wines from Algueira, and their 2012 Mencía is outstanding. The wine comes in at an even thirteen percent alcohol and offers up a
Item Number: 16438
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2012
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92  International Wine Cellar 
Robert Parker 92"The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory
Item Number: 6784
Bottle:$11.85
Case: $142.20
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Bodegas Borsao Tinto 2012
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89  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89"A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo aged in stainless steel. Made in the fourth straight drought vintage in the province of Zaragoza, this has been a big-time winner in just about every vintage it has been produced. A delicious black cherry, crushed chalk and
Item Number: 5352
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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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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Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Dense yet racy, this red delivers rich flavors of cherry, licorice and mineral that are deep yet fresh, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic-scented acidity. Harmonious and lively. Drink now through 2021. 12,500 cases made. –TM"" A dry winter and a particularly
Item Number: 15426
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2012
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90  International Wine Cellar 
Robert Parker 90"Made from 100% Grenache planted in decomposed granitic soils, and aged four months in new and used French oak, this deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Garnacha Old Vines demonstrates what high quality can be found in obscure Spanish appellations. Aromas of kirsch, lavender and
Item Number: 14820
Bottle:$9.85
Case: $118.20
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Casa Castillo El Molar 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2011 El Molar is a completely different, unique wine in the region, produced with young Garnacha planted in 2006. The whole clusters were fermented with their natural yeasts and aged for 12 months in 500-liter foudres. Clear, translucent-colored, clean, a little reticent in
Item Number: 15688
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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Evodia Garnacha Altovinum 2013
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89  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89"A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is a lovely, elegant, feminine-styled Grenache displaying notes of strawberries, cherries,
Item Number: 7829
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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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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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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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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Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2008
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2008 Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia spent 18 months in American oak. It is the most complex of these Mencia offerings displaying density, opulence, and length. This pleasure-bent effort can be enjoyed now but will drink well for a decade."~Jay Miller
Item Number: 10841
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Vinos de Arganza 'Flavium' 'Premium' Mencia 2008
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The 2008 Flavium Premium Mencia spent 20 months in French and American oak. Opulent, rich, and lengthy, it has the balance to drink well for 6-8 years but at the asking price most consumers will want to grab some immediate gratification. " ~ JM
Item Number: 6639
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Bodegas Y Vinedos del Jalon 'Claraval' Garnacha 2006
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92  Stephen Tanzer 
Empire Wine Best ValueStephen Tanzer 92"Deep, bright ruby-red. Sexy raspberry and blackberry preserve aromas are complicated by Asian spices, smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Suave and velvety, with deep, sweet flavors of red and dark berries, cherry-cola and candied rose. Supple tannins
Item Number: 9163
Bottle:$10.45
Case: $125.40
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Vetus Flor de Vetus 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90+"This is the first release of the entry level offering, the 2009 Flor de Vetus made from 100% Tinta de Toro. Deep purple in color, it offers up a mildly brooding bouquet with hints of tar, chocolate, espresso, spice box, and assorted black fruits. Dense on the palate with layers
Item Number: 16472
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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