Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta 2007 Gran Reserva 904 750ml

$108.60

Critical Acclaim: If Viña Ardanza seems to be going fast, the Gran Reserva 904 is even faster and we're now on the 2007 Gran Reserva 904. This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential. It is a blend...

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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 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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