Rioja Alta

CUNE 2010 Imperial Gran Reserva 750ml

$89.99

(aged for three years in American and French oak and then held back for four years before release) Vivid ruby-red. Smoky oak-accented red berries, cherry pit, incense and mocha aromas show outstanding clarity and vivacity. Sweet, expansive,...

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La Rioja Alta 2009 Vina Arana Reserva 750ml

$60.78

The 2009 Viña Arana Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), with a long aging in oak barrels (three years with six manual rackings). It's a polished and soft red, classic Rioja. Translucent and bright with some orange...

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Miguel Merino 2016 'Cantiga' Tempranillo 750ml

$21.65

Quality rioja, with pure and high toned fruit displaying admirable minerality. A little less oaky and a little more fruit forward than many Crianzas, but generally more lively, transparent, and fresh a take than more modern styles. Delicious!

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Miguel Merino 2014 Vina Jovenes 750ml

$38.17

Tucked away just beneath the gorgeous hilltop village of Briones in Rioja Alta, the Miguel Merino estate is making some of the most elegant wines from the area.  A small and elite company with a microscopic annual production compared to the big...

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Miguel Merino 2011 Reserva 750ml

$59.04

The creamy and ripe 2011 Reserva is a traditional Rioja produced with Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, ripe, balsamic and intense. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty and rustic tannins that should welcome some food. 6,668 bottles were filled in...

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Abel Mendoza 2014 Rioja Seleccion Personal 750ml

$69.47

Each year, a different parcel is selected to make this wine. The 2014 vintage uses grapes from El Bardallo, a 50 year old vineyard. Medium to high intensity nose with aromas of cloves, pepper, cocoa, licorice, ripe and jammy fruits, and hints of smoke...

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Altos de Rioja 2014 Blanco 750ml

$22.52

A good example of the little-known white wines from Alava, one of the Basque areas of Rioja. A lovely blend of Viura and Malvasia grapes. On the nose, there's melon, pear, vanilla, ripe, intense exotic fruit notes. The taste is soft, remarkably...

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Miguel Merino 2013 Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz 750ml

$47.74

And now for something completely different: Mazuelo (aka Carignan) from Rioja, Spain. Only 3% of Rioja's plantings are given to Mazuelo, so having this wine on the shelf is quite a treat. Straight from the bottle, it's all leather and earth, but with a...

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Telmo Rodriguez 2006/2010 Altos de Lanzaga Rioja 750ml

$104.26

Deep ruby. Powerful, highly perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits, potpourri and incense, with Asian spice, mineral and woodsmoke nuances adding complexity. Sweet, broad and palate-staining, offering intense raspberry and cherry flavors enlivened by juicy...

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