Rioja

"In a nutshell: Spain's most famous red...

Rioja has traditionally been American oak's most expressive ambassador. The wine is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache) grapes aged for a considerable number of years in the sweet, vanilla-scented warmth of small American oak barrels. The result of this prolonged ageing was to allow a high proportion of phenolics to be left behind in the bottom of the barrel, making bottled rioja a relatively pale, gentle, soft wine reminiscent of strawberries and stewed fruit. It was this flattering, easily appreciated character, and the fact that fully mature examples did not cost very much, that made Rioja the first non-French wine to woo non-Spanish wine drinkers in the late 1970s" - Jancis Robinson

 

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  • Valencisco Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2008

    Valencisco Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2008

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    94+ POINTS WINE ADVOCATE! 94 POINTS TIM ATKIN!

      "The purity of the 2008 10 Años Después transports me to the Rioja wines from yesteryear, even if the élevage was quite different from those wines. This matured in concrete for four and a half years and the spend five and a...

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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2011

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '904' 2011

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!

      "Lovely dried red fruit, such as plums with just a hint of prunes. Cedar, walnut and leather undertones. Full-bodied with lots of fruit, considering its age, as well as hints of smoke, tobacco, bark and black tea. Some balsamic at the finish...

    Current stock: 10

    $165.00
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  • Beronia Crianza Rioja 2015

    Beronia Crianza Rioja 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    FROM A COMBINATION OF 80 YEAR OLD VINES AND NEW VINES, A FABULOUS INTRODUCTION TO THE FAMOUS WINES OF RIOJA!  ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE "This Beronia Crianza 2015 is a clean, bright cherry colour. Fresh on the nose with herbaceous aromas of thyme...

    Current stock: 10

    $27.50
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!  THIS RESERVA IS SUCH A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE FRESH, CLEAN, COMPLEX STYLE OF FAMED LA RIOJA ALTA. "Aromas of subtle red fruit with plums, spice and cedar. Some dried flowers and dried spices, such as paprika...

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  • Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2018

    Palacios Remondo La Vendimia Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    ALVARO PALACIOS' CUVEE MADE FROM TEMPRANILLO AND GARNACHA IN A MODERN STYLE SHOWCASING FRESH, YOUNG AND JUICY RED FRUIT, ALONGSIDE ROUND AND LUSH TANNINS. "The blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo had been in bottle for a little over one month when I...

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  • Valencisco Rioja Reserva 2012

    Valencisco Rioja Reserva 2012

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "Valenciso's all-Tempranillo Reserva is drawn from 18 parcels on clay-limestone soils, all within a ten-kilometre radius of the winery in Ollauri. Showing the freshness, balance and precision that's a feature of the bodega's style, this is graceful,...

    Current stock: 3

    $62.00
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  • Bozeto de Exopto Rioja 2018

    Bozeto de Exopto Rioja 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    The just-bottled red 2018 Bozeto de Exopto is a superb young and fruit-driven blend. The destemmed but uncrushed grapes fermented in stainless steel, concrete and oak containers with indigenous yeasts and matured for six months, the Garnacha in concrete,...

    Current stock: 7

    $26.50
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  • Urbina Vinos Gran Reserva Especial 1996

    Urbina Vinos Gran Reserva Especial 1996

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "Urbina are a fascinating mix of Rioja via location and terroir specifics and Rioja via winemaking (the Reserva etcetera fetish for wood and racking). The Reserva is aged as much as 2-3 years in mixed FR/US casks.  Urbina wines have an incredibly...

    Current stock: 11

    $98.00
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  • Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

    Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PRODUCERS IN RIOJA." - TIM ATKIN MW

    Region: Spain, RiojaVarieties: Tempranillo with Mazuelo and Graciano "Urbina are a fascinating mix of Rioja via location and terroir specifics and Rioja via winemaking (the Reserva etcetera fetish for wood and racking). Urbina wines have an...

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    Current stock: 20

    $70.00
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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '890' 2005

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva '890' 2005

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "The aromas to this are stunning with dried strawberry, stone and fresh mushroom. Full body and very tight with incredible depth and structure. It goes on for minutes. One of the greatest ever? The new 1964?" James Suckling, 98 Points "Founded in...

    Current stock: 3

    $290.00
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  • Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vincente 2012

    Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vincente 2012

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "The 2012 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. The grapes are purchased from growers from the neighboring village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, one of the most important in Rioja...

    Current stock: 1

    $58.00
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