Spanish Red

Lopez de Heredia 'Tondonia' Reserva Rioja 2006
95  Wine Advocate 
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
Item Number: 30195
Case: $431.40

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva 2009
96  James Suckling 
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
Item Number: 31001
Case: $335.40

Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2015
92  James Suckling 
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
Item Number: 31959
Case: $155.40

La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2009
97  Decanter 
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?" 
Item Number: 28577
Case: $635.40

Bodegas Castano 'Solanera' Red Blend 2015
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said "Viñas Viejas of Monastrell" even if it was always a blend (in this vintage, the blend includes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only
Item Number: 28452
Case: $143.40

Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2016
90  Vinous Media 
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
Item Number: 32070

Dominio de Eguren 'Protocolo' Tempranillo 2016
91  James Suckling 
Tarry, savory accents ahead of blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate has medium body and neatly balanced tannins. Supple, soft and even layered. Punchy finish. Drink or hold.James Suckling91
Item Number: 5051
Case: $65.40

Cune 'Gran Reserva' Rioja 2010
94  Wine Spectator 
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,
Item Number: 22336
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2015
92  James Suckling 
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%
Item Number: 31509
Case: $115.80

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

Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “This is a structured and power red with dried berry, chocolate, spice and salty, mineral character. Full-bodied, firm and chewy. Shows wonderful potential.”   “Nose of black currant, blueberry, dark cherry, ripe plum, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, toffee, and some sweet spice.
Item Number: 27359
Case: $179.40

Bodegas Ponce Pino Bobal 2017
95  Wine Advocate 
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
Item Number: 32985
Case: $311.40

Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never
Item Number: 6344
Case: $95.40

Pingus PSI 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I tasted the 2015 in bottle and the 2016 PSI a few weeks before bottling, so I tasted the final blend in tank and ready to go into bottle. What came to mind when I smelled this sample was some of the old vintages of Pesquera. All the grapes come from the north and east of Aranda
Item Number: 30609
Case: $299.40

Vina Zorzal 'Malayeto' Garnacha 2016
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The single-vineyard Garnacha 2016 Malayeto comes from 2.39 hectares of vines averaging 35 years of age in the village of Fitero at 520 meters in altitude on limestone soils. It's a bright ruby colored red, wine with tons of spices, herbs, flowers, notes of bay leaf, thyme and a
Item Number: 32314
Case: $101.70

La Rioja Alta '890' Tempranillo 2004
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 Editors Choice "Lightly rusty in color, this outstanding gran reserva is just now entering its golden years, which should endure for another two decades or so. Aromas of raisin, malt, tobacco and cedar are beautiful. This is tight and sinewy in feel, with rooty, creamy, classic
Item Number: 28732

Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Reserva 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92+ "The 2014 Imperial Reserva is 85% Tempranillo with 5% each of Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha fermented in stainless steel vats and matured in oak barrels for two years. It's the more balsamic and aromatic of all the Reservas, with intoxicating aromas of cigar box, ash, incense,
Item Number: 31401
Case: $419.40

Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
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  
Item Number: 31662
Case: $149.40

Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2006
94  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 94 "The 2006 Viña Bosconia Reserva, always more rustic and powerful than the Viña Tondonia, was cropped from a warm and early harvest and is a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and 5% Graciano and Mazuelo. This wine matures in used American oak barrels for five years. It has
Item Number: 29733
Case: $395.40

Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
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. 
Item Number: 15361
Case: $95.40

Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 " Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French
Item Number: 28372
Case: $119.40

Lopez de Heredia 'Cubillo' Crianza 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The red they say was born to go with tapas and sold in local restaurants is the 2009 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza. 2009 was a warm and ripe year, and this blend of Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha (or the masculine Garnacho they like to use) plus 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo from limestone
Item Number: 28920

Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Gran Reserva 2011
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 Editor's Choice “This is a fabulous gran reserva from a very good but lightly heralded vintage. Aromas of spiced plum, black olive, fig, tobacco and cassis come together like a puzzle. A deep, pure palate shows near-perfect balance, while this tastes of plum, berry fruit and
Item Number: 31393
Case: $335.70

Bodegas Ponce Clos Lojen 2017
92  Wine Advocate 
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
Item Number: 33022
Case: $131.40

El Coto Crianza 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 “Aromas of blueberries, lemon peel and cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Pure tempranillo. Drink now.” ~J.S.  “100% Tempranillo...El Coto de Rioja Crianza is one of the most popular wines in all of Spain and one of the top selling Rioja's in the world. Year
Item Number: 20409
Case: $107.40