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Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - I also tasted the just-bottled 2013 Vatan, from a completely different vintage that despite the cooler growing season, achieved 2% more...
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Cvne Rioja Reserva Contino 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The bulk of the production of the Contino estate goes to the 2009 Contino Reserva, a red produced with grapes harvested from their...
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Faustino Rioja Gran Reserva i 2001 750ml

Rated 97 - Decanter Wine of the Year 2013 - Restrained, mineral style with elegant tannins. Youthful and fresh, feminine and complex. Deliciously...
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Faustino Rioja Gran Reserva i 2004 750ml

Rated 90 - One of the most recognizable bottles of Rioja is the 2004 Faustino I Gran Reserva, mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano 9% and 5% Mazuelo...
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Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Cedar, mint and graphite nose that has a fine but unusual fragrance. It’s very original with peppery and vegetal overtones and nice...
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Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - The current vintage for the crianza is 2012. The 2012 Crianza, from a dry vintage, resulted much fresher than expected, fresher than...
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O. Fournier Ribera Del Duero Alfa Spiga 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2008 Alfa Spiga is pure Tempranillo from older vineyards aged for two years in oak. The freshness of the vintage provides the nerve...
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Senorio De Cuzcurrita Rioja 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Deep, bright ruby. The nose displays an array of ripe red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of cola, mocha and vanilla....

Tempranillo $30 - $40

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.