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Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - (aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) Inky purple. Explosive spice- and smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits,...
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Alto Moncayo Campo De Borja Alto 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Bright violet color. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, candied flowers, vanilla and incense, with a smoky mineral...
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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Their least-expensive wine, and one qualifying for this report, is the 2013 Alto Moncayo Veraton, aged in 60% new French oak and 40% new...
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Altovinum Evodia 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in concrete and demi-muid is a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from very...
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Artadi Garnacha Pasos De San Martin 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Artazuri Navarra Garnacha 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha De Fuego 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - (aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks): Dark purple. Deeply pitched cherry, cassis and pipe tobacco aromas are brightened by...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - (made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red...
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Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - (fermented in a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, then aged in French oak for ten months before bottling):...
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Grenache Spain

The purple skinned grapes of the Grenache varietal have quickly become one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, flourishing in several countries which have the correct conditions in which they can grow to ripeness. They thrive anywhere with a dry, hot climate, such as that found in central Spain and other such arid areas, and produce delightfully light bodied wines full of spicy flavors and notes of dark berries. Their robustness and relative vigor has led them being a favorite grape varietal for wineries all over the world, and whilst it isn't uncommon to see bottles made from this varietal alone, they are also regularly used as a blending grape due to their high sugar content and ability to produce wines containing a relatively high level of alcohol.
Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.