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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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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2011
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2011 Tarima Hill is made from old vine Mourvedre grown at a high elevation of 2,000-2,500 feet. Aged 20 months in French oak, its sensational inky/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberry liqueur, blackberries and graphite, and a full-bodied,
Item Number: 13711
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Bodegas J A Calvo Casajus Vendimia Seleccionada 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2012 Vendimia Seleccionada is a pure Tempranillo from head-pruned vineyards planted in 1950, fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in used French and American barrels. It has a textbook nose of Ribera, with aromas of plums, cherries and strawberries, very typical, with
Item Number: 16892
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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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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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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La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi 2007
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Let’s start with the noteworthy 2007 Vina Alberdi, their youngest and fruiter wine from a cold vintage. It’s produced with Tempranillo grapes from their own vineyards in the villages of Rodezno and Labastida, fermented with their natural yeast and aged in American oak barrels
Item Number: 15503
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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Bodegas Borsao Tinto 2013
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89  International Wine Cellar 
STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 89(includes 15% tempranillo; done in stainless steel): "Deep ruby. Cherry, dark berries, vanilla and peppery spices on the fragrant nose. Smooth, pliant and juicy, showing a subtle spiciness to its open-knit blackberry and cherry flavors. Finishes
Item Number: 5352
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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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
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Numanthia Termes Toro Termes 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92"This is a ripe, dark but balanced Toro with pastry, prune, blackberry and vanilla aromas. The palate is fiercely tannic on the surface but not overly hard at the foundation. Flavors of burnt toast, blackberry, spice, licorice and chocolate finish warm, toasty and dark, with
Item Number: 13551
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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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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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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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 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 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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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 Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2011
91  International Wine Cellar 
Hedonist Gazette 92"The 2011 Breca Garnacha from Calatayud was sensational" ~Robert ParkerInternational Wine Cellar 91"Opaque ruby. Ripe blackberry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of mocha and licorice. At once rich and lively, offering vibrant dark fruit
Item Number: 15131
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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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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Alonso del Yerro Tempranillo 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93The 2010 Crianza is a selection of Tempranillo grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 10-15 months in a combination of new (15%) and used French oak barrels. The nose is very expressive, fresh, with a mixture of red and black fruit, developing complexity and absorbing
Item Number: 15550
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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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Bodegas Sabor Real Toro Crianza 2007
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"The 2007 Vinas Centenarias was aged in French and American oak, some of it new, some for one year. Its nose is a bit more brooding and on the palate it is richer, riper, and a bit more serious. With outstanding concentration, excellent length, and impeccable balance, this awesome
Item Number: 8182
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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