Rioja Alta

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 2015 Vina Jovenes 750ml

$39.04

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 2017 '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 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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La Rioja Alta 2008 Vina Ardanza Reserva 750ml

$67.74

Vintages for Viña Ardanza seem to be going fast. It seems like yesterday that the 2001 was released and now the 2008 Viña Ardanza is already here. This is the first vintage when they have been able to use the fruit from their new Garnacha...

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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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Miguel Merino 2016 Blanco 750ml

$86.87

This is Merino's first white wine, bottled in 2016 and is made of 100% Viura. Very concentrated, refreshing, with tinges of delicious minerality. Pair with seafood, cured meats, chicken, and duck. "Miguel Merino «Blanco» comes from two very...

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La Rioja Alta 2006 Vina Arana Reserva 750ml

$60.78

The 2006 Viña Arana Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (aka Cariñena) fermented with natural yeasts and had a slow malolactic fermentation of 56 days after which the wine was put in barrel in July 2007 where they matured for...

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