Rioja

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A famed wine lover once referred to Rioja as "the Bordeaux of Spain," because Rioja wine is complex, traditional, and can range from quaffable, everyday values to elegant, long-lived collectors' bottles.

Wines from Spain are becoming increasingly more recognized for their high quality and excellent pricing. From Rioja, the Crianzas and un-aged reds reflect medium body and softer fruit, while Reserva and Grand Reservas (through the use of longer oak aging) are considered fine wine.

Rioja is one of the oldest wine-growing appellations in Spain, and is particularly noted for Tempranillo, though Graciano and Garnacha may also be used.

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  1. Eduardo Garrido Rioja Crianza

    2011 / 750 ml. | Item#84585

    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2016
    A supple texture masks good density in this focused red. Black cherry and pomegranate flavors are lively, backed by smoke, licorice and iron notes. Firm and fresh. Drink now through 2023. 4,000 cases made.
    WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2016
    Earthy, ripe cherry and berry aromas come with notes of baking spices and tobacco. This is crisp in feel, albeit a touch jagged. Smoky, toasty plum and cherry flavors lead, while this is long, spicy and a tad bit hot on the finish.
    VN8787 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2014
    Brilliant ruby. Dried cherry, tobacco and succulent herbs on the fragrant nose. A sweet vanilla quality accents lively red fruit flavors on the open-knit palate. Comes up a little short on the finish, which is framed by gentle tannins.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha

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  2. Finca Costanillas

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#89375

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 86% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 2% Viura

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  3. Vadillo Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#89376

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  4. El Coto Rioja Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#78330

    JS8989 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Some wet-wool aromas with dried plums, too. The palate has a mellow array of red berries and smooth, easy tannins. Drink now.
    SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2020
    This red has a juicy, tender texture, with gentle tannins and citrusy acidity. Cherry, candied berry and vanilla flavors mingle with herbal and forest floor notes. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 500,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  5. Faustino Rivero Ulecia Silver Label Reserva

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#91749

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Lots of ripe-strawberry and floral character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Fruit-forward yet bright and driven. Lots going on here. Drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha

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  6. La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva

    2012 / 750 ml. | Item#93705

    RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    Garnacha is an important component in the 2012 Viña Ardanza Reserva, where it represents 20% of the blend (the rest is, of course, Tempranillo). 2011 was a difficult vintage for Garnacha, so Viña Ardanza was not produced that year and they jumped from 2010, which had the mention “Selección Especial,” to 2012, where it returns to the regular Reserva. The wine is a prototype of polished and aged Rioja with a ruby color with some orange and a developed nose with subtle aromas of decayed leaves, sweet spices and some cherries in liqueur even, quite complex and harmonious. The palate is velvety but rich, with resolved tannins and a fine chalky mouthfeel, sleek and elegant, terribly balanced. The flavors are pure and defined, and there is an overall sense of harmony that I like very much. Brilliant Ardanza! They produced no less than 600,000 bottles of this wine, which is remarkable. It has been in bottle since March 2016, so it’s very approachable but should also age nicely in bottle. Drink or keep.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 78% Tempranillo, 22% Grenache

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  7. Lan Rioja Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#80550

    JS8888 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    A bold array of ripe dark berries and plums on offer with a leafy edge, too. The palate has supple, easy tannin, cast amid dark-berry and chocolate flavors. Ripe. Drink now.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  8. Muga Selección Especial

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#93406

    SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2020
    Velvety yet vivacious, this red has a lovely texture. Expressive flavors of maraschino cherry, red currant, orange peel, clove and vanilla are supported by round tannins and citrusy acidity. Fresh and focused, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2030. 18,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha

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  9. Campo Viejo Tempranillo

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#86755

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  10. Faustino Rivero Ulecia Yellow Label Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#91748

    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Lovely purity of fruit to this Rioja, which shows fresh raspberries, eucalyptus, vanilla and baking spices. Round, medium-to full-bodied palate with centralized tannins that carry dark cherries on the medium finish. Drink now.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha

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  11. Izadi Reserva

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#85149

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Dark cherries, raspberries, lemons and orange peel spring out of the glass here, making for a fresh and enticing impression. Tight-grained and sleek on the medium-to full-bodied palate, which packs in just the right amount of acidity. Driven and focused on the finish. Drink now or hold.
    JD9292 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - April 3, 2019
    Ripe and undeniably sexy, the 2015 Izadi Reserva (100% Tempranillo) boasts a deep purple/ruby color as well as complex notes of blueberries, vanilla, scorched earth, and earthy, herbal undertones. Rounded, layered, and concentrated on the palate, it has terrific purity, no hard edges, and loads of character, and it sells for a song. Drink it any time over the coming 7–8 years.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  12. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva

    2007 / 750 ml. | Item#92325

    JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    This wine spends six years in barrique (tradtionally it needed six winters to stabilize naturally), before racking into large casks and then bottling three years before the expected release. Attractive, dark earth and dried sage with a strong aroma of attractive, rich dried cherries, as well as blackberries and hints of cedar, cigar tobacco and fresh leather. The palate has a smooth array of fine but quite powerful tannin that builds seamlessly into the long, rich, dark cherry-flavored finish. Great wine! Drink or hold.
    WS9494 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2019
    Viña Tondonia is a collection of parcels centered on a rise above the Ebro River, where it forms a wide loop outside of Haro. The López de Heredia family farms these parcels as bush vines, blending their fruit into long-lived, vineyard-designated wines. This vintage, including 70 percent tempranillo and 20 percent garnacha with a little graciano and mazuelo, is a lovely, elegant Rioja in a classical mode. There is something magical about well-aged Rioja, and there is often something magical about Viña Tondonia, suggested by this wine’s gentle, lasting touch of bright, sunny cherry notes and deep earth tones, the flavors delicately saturated. Get some.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo

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  13. Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#72872

    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    A fruity and delicious red with blackberry and cherry character. Medium body. Firm tannins. Drink now and enjoy.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2019
    Deep ruby. Ripe dark berries, licorice and a hint of vanilla on the fragrant nose, along with a subtle floral topnote. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering plush blackberry and cherry flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. Rich and open-knit, delivering solid closing thrust, slow-building, harmonious tannins and very good, dark-fruit-dominated persistence.
    SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2020
    A thick texture carries savory flavors of black olive, dried herb and loamy earth in this big red. Cola and licorice notes wreathe a core of plum and currant. Solid. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Drink now through 2032. 250,000 cases made, 80,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 90% Tempranillo, 10% other grapes

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  14. Cortijo Tinto

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#76215

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  15. Macán

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#93079

    VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2019
    Opaque ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, incense, candied licorice and mocha, and a smoky nuance builds in the glass. Sappy, densely packed boysenberry, cherry liqueur, cola and vanilla flavors show impressive energy and focus and a late jolt of florality. Distinctly rich yet vibrant and graceful in style. Finishes with impressive energy and velvety tannins that lend shape and gentle grip.
    JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Darker fruit, deeper and more earthy accents on the nose here. Leafy too. There’s a supple palate with plenty of depth, power and smoothly rendered tannins. The depth is impressive here. Great length and resolve. Strong, dark-plum finish. Best from 2020 and for a decade at least.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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