Rioja Wine

Rioja Wine

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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. Finca Costanillas

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#89375

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Very pretty Rioja with ripe berries, chocolate, walnuts and hazelnuts. Full-bodied with juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Nice length. Needs another year or two to come around. Drink after 2021.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 86% Tempranillo

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  3. Muga Selección Especial

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#94953

    JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight. Give it some time. Better after 2021.
    RP94+94+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The current vintage of the red that is their first option to have with food is the 2016 Selección Especial, whose grapes are selected from terraced vineyards in the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, from vines averaging 35 years of age. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months, and it’s kept in bottle for at least 18 months before it’s sold. This is serious and has freshness and some restraint in the palate; it’s much more expressive, floral and aromatic and with more-integrated oak than the wines from five+ years ago. It’s a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better. Winemaker Isaac Muga considers 2016 a very good harvest. It was bottled in April 2019. This is among the best vintages of Selección Especial. 288,000 bottles produced.
    VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Dark ruby. Vibrant, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and cassis aromas show very good clarity and a hint of candied rose. Sappy, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering finely etched and appealingly sweet dark berry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors along with a subtle chewing tobacco nuance. Closes impressively long and lively, with resonating florality and chewy, youthfully gripping tannins adding final grip. Raised in new and used French oak barrels.
    JD9494 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - October 21, 2020
    Always a terrific wine, the 2016 Selección Especial is based on 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo. Almost Rhône-like with its spicy, meaty, gamey style, this beauty offers lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, incense, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance, silky tannins, and is just a class act. The 2015 is a richer, more opulent wine, while the 2016 shows a touch more freshness and elegance. Both are beautiful vintages worth buying, cellaring, and drinking.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  5. Lan Rioja Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#80550

    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    A red with succulent blackberry and walnut undertones that flow to a medium to full body with creamy, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. More refined and integrated than past vintages. Drink in 2021.
    SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2020
    Lively and focused, this red delivers bright berry and cherry flavors, backed by leafy, smoky and vanilla notes. Light, firm tannins and brisk acidity keep this fresh and balanced. Energetic. Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2024. 90,000 cases made, 18,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  7. Izadi Selección

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#94508

    SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
    This rich red marries power and grace, with ripe plum and blackberry fruit, while toast, loamy earth and mineral notes add depth. Well-integrated tannins support the thick texture, while firm acidity keeps it fresh. Harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2030. 10,240 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    A firm, silky red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Some black olives, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with racy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  8. Señorío de P. Peciña Rioja Crianza

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#84587

    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Jun 2019
    I find the 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza a bit advanced and with more oxidative aromas reminiscent of tea leaves and brick dust, intermixed with creamy oak and some balsamic undertones. The palate is medium-bodied, with marked acidity. 2014 seems like a lighter vintage for earlier drinking. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  10. Horizonte de Exopto Rioja

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#92117

    JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    This is a beautiful play between fresh blackberries, violets and lavender and dried meat, vanilla and spices. Iodine, licorice and tar all in there, too. Full body, muscular yet grainy tannins and layer after layer of plush fruit, wrapped up neatly in tangy acidity. Drink in 2022.
    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Jun 2019
    The red 2017 Horizonte de Exopto is a traditional blend of Tempranillo with 10% each Garnacha and Graciano, but now not all of grapes come from the village of Ábalos — since 2016, they have added two plots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured 50/50 in 600-liter demi-muids and 225-liter barriques for one year. The wine is surprisingly fresh, expressive and aromatic and has a touch of black pepper, perhaps because there are more grapes from higher-altitude vineyards that didn’t suffer the frost, and the result might be fresher than some wines from 2016 or 2015. The move to bigger barrels and less oak seems to have paid back with much better integration of the wood and additional nuance. A great effort for the vintage and a bit of a surprise — lighter and less concentrated but more drinkable. 9,000 bottles were filled in November 2018.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 80% Tempranillo

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  11. Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#95656

    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2021
    Supple and graceful tannins encase the cherry tart, violet and cola notes of this mocha-tinged red. Accents of loamy earth, anise and herb sail on through the finish. Drink now through 2026. 100,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Red fruit, toasted oak and some coffee and chocolate. Medium body with firm tannins and attractive ripeness. Drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  14. Hazaña Viñas Viejas

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#80166

    JD9191 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - March 22, 2021
    A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, the 2017 Vinas Viejas gives up a clean, classic bouquet of blackberries, graphite, violets, and cedary herbs. With medium-bodied richness, notable elegance, and ripe tannins, it’s another smoking value in Eric Solomon’s portfolio.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 85% Tempranillo

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