Spanish Red


La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2009
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Ruby-red. Aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose, vanilla and pipe tobacco, with a mineral element contributing vivacity. Juicy, penetrating and gently sweet on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. Shows very good heft and power
Item Number: 20465
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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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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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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Cune Gran Reserva Rioja 2010
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spicy notes framing dried cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure. There’s plenty of depth here, culminating in a juicy, spicy finish. Drink now
Item Number: 22336
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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Bodegas Castano 'Solanera' Red Blend 2013
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92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 " Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal
Item Number: 19049
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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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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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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Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2013 Creta Roble, is also a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-plus-year-old vines from an area of Ribera del Duera known as La Horra (Pingus and Aalto emerged from this area as well). This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of
Item Number: 21802
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bodegas Luzon Crianza Seleccion 2012
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Opaque ruby. Assertive aromas of fresh red and dark berries are complemented by suggestions of incense, vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy, focused and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors deepened by dark chocolate and licorice
Item Number: 22774
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Torre de Golban Crianza 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Licorice, tar and graphite notes frame a core of cherry and herbal flavors in this firm red. Savory and austere in character, this features a polished, balanced structure. Reserved, but shows depth. Best from 2018 through 2028. 5,000 cases imported."  Vinous Media 90
Item Number: 22394
Bottle:$10.95
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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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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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Condado de Haza Tempranillo 2012
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine spectator 93"This rich red shows a deep core of plum, bramble and mineral, with notes of loam and game that impart a savory character. Solidtannins support a thick texture, while balsamic acidity keeps this balanced. Austere but harmonious. Drink now through 2024"
Item Number: 21245
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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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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Vega Sindoa El Chaparral 'Old Vines' Grenache 2013
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "(went through malo and five months of aging in new and used French oak barriques): Brilliant ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of cherry compote, smoky Indian spices, vanilla and licorice, with a building floral note. Coats the palate with juicy black raspberry and spicecake flavors
Item Number: 22163
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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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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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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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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Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2013
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 (made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red berries, candied flowers and Asian spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, offering intense raspberry and
Item Number: 21751
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "This stunning custom cuvee from Eric Solomon was made with the help of Frenchman Jean-Marc Lafage. From granite soils around Spain’s Costa Brava, just two kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea, some of the grapes in this wine come from old vines dating back to 1900. The 2013
Item Number: 19699
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Bodegas Alto Moncayo 'Alto Moncayo' Garnacha 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Bright violet color. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, candied flowers, vanilla and incense, with a smoky mineral overtone. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors that show surprising vivacity and a touch of
Item Number: 22157
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91  Designation: Smart Buys "A plush texture masks the firm structure of this red, as blackberry and boysenberry flavors mingle with notes of toast, menthol and mineral, backed by well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity. A modern style, with balance and depth. Drink now through
Item Number: 20843
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Vinos Sin Ley Monastrell 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Another stunning value from Yecla, the 2011 Vinos Sin Ley Monastrell (100% Mourvedre from organic vineyards) possesses a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, and chalky, earthy soil, and a heady, rich, full-bodied finish. It combines
Item Number: 13985
Bottle:$11.95
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Numanthia Termes Toro Termes 2012
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "Pure Tinta de Toro from a number of vineyard son Sandy and stony soils aged in 30% new barrels for 12-15 months. There are some aromas mixing cured meat with classical Tempranillo black raspberries, and some lactic and spice aromas (cola nut), with hints of granite and licorice.
Item Number: 20113
Bottle:$18.95
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