Wine Spectator '90'"Firm and polished, this red delivers cherry and red plum flavors backed by cocoa and mineral notes. Solid tannins are freshened by lively acidity. Structured and expressive. Drink now through 2025. 12,500 cases made." –T.M.
Wine & Spirits 90 "Apple-citrus aromas, light as a breeze, lead into the clear, bright citrus flavors of this well-made Cava. It's full of tangerine, lemon and lemon pith character, with a sparkly acidity and dry vivaciousness that would accompany shellfish." "A light cava appreciated for its
James Suckling 96 "Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don’t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in 2020. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Wine
Wine Enthusiast 88 WE TOP 100 2012 BEST BUY Rank 45 "This is as crisp and dry as a whispy reed, with a mild grassy note on the nose. It feels fresh and focused, with lime, peach and apple flavors. Fruity, fresh and easy to like from start to finish, this is what a Best Buy should be." ~M.S. "A
James Suckling 92 "This is a fuller and richer crianza with dried fruit, meat and spice. Layered and round-textured. Shows soft tannins. Rich and flavorful at the finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018" Wine Advocate 90 "The excellent 2015 Viña Real Crianza is
Jeb Dunnuck 94 "The finest vintage of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Mas Donis Old Vines is 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah (the Grenache comes from a single parcel called Donis) that was 70% destemmed and aged primarily in concrete. Tasting like a top Priorat with its beautiful blue fruits, violets,
Wine Advocate 95+ "The 2017 Pino was cropped from an early and low-yielding year when the wine achieved 13% alcohol from the grapes from one hectare of 40-year-old Bobal vines planted at 800 meters in altitude on limestone-rich soils that tend to produce very tasty, almost salty wines. It fermented
Vinous Media 90 "With its suave blend of rich dark fruit and energetic floral and spice qualities, this juicy Spanish red will pair well with a range of foods, especially grilled meats. It also drinks wonderfully by itself. Supple tannins and subtle grip keep the exuberant fruit in check." New
Wine Advocate 92 "The light and easy-to-drink Bobal red 2017 Clos Lojen is a fruit-driven and fresh wine fermented with 100% full clusters in open-top 4,500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in 10,000- and 15,000-liter oak vats for seven months. They started harvesting these grapes
Vinous Media 91 "This energetic pink bubbly from one of Spain’s iconic producers displays intense red berry, blood orange and floral character with a mineral flourish. Chewy and tightly focused, the 2016 shows a refreshingly bitter edge on a dry, persistent finish that emphatically repeats the
Wine Advocate 93 “This is very elegant, floral, fresh and mineral, a lot more serious than the price suggests. It’s harmonious, with very fine, chalky tannins and feels very much like a $40 bottle of red. Grab it!”
Wine Spectator 94 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 22 "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,
James Suckling 92 "Very pretty plum, cherry and hints of cedar. Medium body, with soft tannins and a delicious finish. Shows the real Rioja character. Delicious always. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018" Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Cune Crianza is a traditional blend of 85%
Wine Advocate 95 "The red flagship 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva was inspired by the vineyards of the Médoc but produced with local grapes, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which achieved 13% alcohol in 2006. It always matures in used American oak barriques for some six
James Suckling 97 #8 Top 100 2018 "This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrates tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?"
" A consistently great wine. Made from a blend of old vine Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon that was barrel-aged for 22-26 months in French and American oak, this is an opulent red with bold aromas and flavors, a thick, dense palate, and a long finish. A powerful, decadent wine. " ~ Winery notes
"Quintessential Albarino...on the nose it shows aromas of lemon, melon, apple, and fresh herbs. In the mouth it is fresh and zesty, with citrus notes, a touch of refreshing minerality, and a long, clean, racy finish."~Distributor Notes
Wine Advocate 94 This white is produced with the Albilla grape, a unique variety found almost exclusively in the village of Villamalea, and the 2017 Reto comes from seven different plots fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in 600-liter oak barrels and 1,500-liter oak foudres, where the wine
James Suckling 94 “Black as the ace of spades with great berry fruit and a lot of savory character, this is a very distinctive Toro red. Very powerful with plenty of fruit sweetness, but as the wine flows over the palate it slowly turns ever further in the savory direction. Long, beautifully
" From a meteorological point of view, we can describe this 2014 harvest in our vineyard as "very Galician". Periodic rainfall throughout the summer maintained soil humidity levels, ensuring good canopy development with a large number of productive leaves —a prerequisite for the ripening cycle of
Wine Spectator 92 "Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027. 20,000 cases made." –TM
Wine Enthusiast 90 BEST BUY Welcoming aromas of berry fruit come with a bit of oaky menthol in support. A full palate, bright acidity and slightly edgy tannins make for a healthy ride. Plum, currant and juicy berry flavors are choppy on a fresh, bold finish. by Wine Enthusiast, MS, 2018.