Spanish Red


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
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Bodegas Castano 'Solanera' Red Blend 2015
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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
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 17 " This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Drink now
Item Number: 27124
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Pingus PSI 2016
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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
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo 'Petalos' 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 35"This savory red offers notes of espresso, black olive and graphite framing a core of black cherry and licorice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Harmonious and graceful."
Item Number: 31194
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2012
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018"  Wine Advocate 90+ "Cropped from an extremely dry year,
Item Number: 29727
Bottle:$16.95
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2009
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is a powerful and rich red with black truffle and blueberry character. Sweet tobacco, too. Full body, tannic and flavorful. Yet open and polished. Fantastic finish. Great ageing potential. Drink or hold."  Vintage This vintage stands out for the high grape quality coupled
Item Number: 25923
Bottle:$24.95
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Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2012
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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
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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El Coto Crianza 2015
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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
Bottle:$8.95
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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
Bottle:$52.95
Case: $635.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Tondonia' Reserva Rioja 2005
96  Decanter 
Decanter 96 “Traditional Rioja at its ageworthy best, the Tondonia red is a cuvee of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo. Leafy, gamey and sweet, with tangy acidity and a volatile lift.” ~ TA  James Suckling 94 “Lovely depth of fruit to this mature red with
Item Number: 27513
Bottle:$35.95
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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
Bottle:$55.95
Case: $335.70
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Lopez de Heredia 'Tondonia' Reserva Rioja 2006
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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
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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Dominio de Eguren 'Protocolo' Tempranillo 2016
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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
Bottle:$5.45
Case: $65.40
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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
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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Bodega El Angosto 'La Tribu' Red Blend 2010
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The entry-level 2010 La Tribu is made up of equal parts Monastrell, Garnacha, and Syrah aged in oak for 4 months. Aromas of meat, game, underbrush, blackberry, and blueberry are followed by a succulent, impeccably balanced, friendly wine that offers outstanding value."  " Deep
Item Number: 22425
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Bodegas Lan Edicion Limitada 2013
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "This inky red is ripe and concentrated, with currant, kirsch, and boysenberry flavors, framed by espresso, licorice, and black pepper notes. Well-integrated tannins support the fleshy texture, while citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Expressive and balanced, in the modern
Item Number: 26619
Bottle:$36.95
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Lopez de Heredia 'Cubillo' Crianza 2009
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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
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2015
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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
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2012
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 Smart Buy" This firm red is reserved, but shows depth and integration, with mulled plum, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors that mingle over well-integrated tannins, giving way to the juicy finish. Drink now through 2022. "
Item Number: 18011
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Alvarez de Toledo Mencia Roble 2013
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Ripe plum and violet aromas carry a slight note of prune. A beefy palate shows hard tannins but nothing too tough that food can't tame. Blackened, roasted blackberry and blueberry flavors finish with charred, meaty intensity. Drink through 2020."
Item Number: 15361
Bottle:$7.95
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Cune 'Crianza' Rioja 2014
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A fresh and easy Rioja that shows plum and cherry character. Hints of cream. Mushroom, too. Medium body, low tannins and a crisp finish. Delicious now. Publish Date: Monday, July 24, 2017"  Wine Spectator 88 "This firm red shows black cherry, plum, toast and tar notes, with
Item Number: 25263
Bottle:$11.95
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Bodegas Volver Triga 2014
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This dense red delivers deep flavors of blackberry, currant, dark chocolate and tar, with muscular but well-integrated tannins and enough acidity to stay balanced. A sanguine note adds a twist to the modern style. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases made."–TM
Item Number: 26617
Bottle:$31.95
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Bodegas Artadi 'Vinas de Gain Tempranillo 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2015 Viñas de Gaín could very well be the finest bottling of this pure Tempranillo that comes from 20 to 30 different vineyards in the villages of Laguardia and Elvillar, located at altitudes of 400 and 700 meters on clay and limestone soils, from vines averaging 30 years of
Item Number: 28649
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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