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Rioja

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Rioja is northern Spain's most famous wine region, divided into the subregions of Rioja Alta, where most of the top wineries are located; Rioja Alavesa; and Rioja Oriental. The vast majority of Rioja's production is red wine made primarily from the native Tempranillo grape, often blended with Garnacha, Mazuelo (aka Carignan), and Graciano. Traditionally, Rioja reds are categorized as either Crianza, Reserva, or Grand Reserva, representing (in that order) increasing time spent aging in barrel and bottle before release. The whites, usually made from Viura (aka Macabeo) grapes, are also sometimes aged in oak.

Hacienda Lopez de Haro 2015 Rioja Reserva 750ml

$27.74

From Spain's innovative Vintae project, this is a blend of tempranillo and graciano from terraced soils in the area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja. The nice thing about Rioja Reserva is the aging is all done for you. This has seen twenty months...

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Lopez de Haro 2017 Tempranillo 750ml

$19.91

Winemaker's Notes:It is a wine with violet tones and fruity aromas that expresses its youth. Complex on the nose with aromas of red fruit and liquorish, typical of the Tempranillo variety, combined with a touch of roast nuances from the barrel...

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La Rioja Alta 2011 Gran Reserva 904 750ml

$130.34

It seems like yesterday when the superb 2001 was released, and now I already have the 2010 Gran Reserva 904 in my glass. It has to be among the greatest modern time vintages of this mythical bottling, where they aim for a wine that has a long aging...

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Mitarte 2016 Rioja 750ml

$10.34

Colour: Cherry red with a blue rim which shows the wine´s youth. Medium high intensity, bright and clean.Aroma: Floral notes to start followed by ripe red fruit.Mouth: Intense flavour, velvety, meaty, with silky tannins that envelop...

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CUNE 2016 Rioja Crianza 750ml

$26.00

The red 2016 Cune Crianza is an affordable and classical blend of Tempranillo with some 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo that is easy to drink and understand, with a soft palate and an approachable profile. It has a bright nose with red fruit rather than black,...

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Lopez de Haro 2018 Rosado 750ml

$19.91

Rosé season is just starting and we've got you covered. This hand-picked Garnacha and Viura blend from Bodega Classica comes from the terraces of Rioja Alta, where the vines are old and yields low. Pronounced nose of fresh strawberry and...

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Carlos Serres 2010 Rioja Gran Reserva 750ml

$31.22

The 2010 harvest will go down as one of Rioja's greats, and that means wines like this Gran Reserva can be excellent and affordable. It has a nose of mocha, smoke and earthy berry fruits. The palate is layered and texturally complex, while flavors of...

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CUNE 2012 Imperial Gran Reserva 750ml

$90.99

(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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Miguel Merino 2012 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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Artuke 2019 Artuke Tinto 750ml

$21.65

The approachable and affordable 2019 Artuke is the only 2019 bottled, and it can give us an idea of what's to come: softer wines that are gentle and can be enjoyed early on... This would be a village red from Baños de Ebro (their village) produced...

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Artuke 2018 Finca de los Locos 750ml

$49.47

The same as with most of the other 2016s, I caught the 2016 Finca de Los Locos in tank after its élevage as it was about to be bottled. This single vineyard is on a terrace of the Ebro River at only 120 meters in altitude, on sandy and gravel...

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Contino 2017 Contino Blanco 750ml

$60.78

(malo in stainless steel tanks; aged for seven months in a 60/40 blend of stainless steel and French oak barrels of varying size) Limpid yellow. Vibrant Anjou pear and tangerine aromas show very good clarity and pick up suggestions of buttered toast,...

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La Rioja Alta 2014 Vina Arana Gran Reserva 750ml

$86.86

2012 was an unusual vintage in Rioja, as it was warm and dry, but the wines are fresher than those from 2011. Th 2012 Viña Arana Gran Reserva shows that character, as it's ripe and has concentration but is quite balanced. There are some creamy...

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