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Artadi Tempranillo 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The first non-DO bottling of the entry-level red is the 2014 Tempranillo, a varietal wine from a number of plots, many of them...
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Artadi Tempranillo Vinas De Laguardia 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This tightly knit red shows good density, with plum, blackberry, cola and toast notes shadowed by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Not...
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Baron De Ley Tempranillo 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A polished texture carries focused flavors of black cherry, licorice, forest floor and smoke in this balanced red. Light firm tannins...
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Benjamin Romeo Que Bonito Cacareaba Blanco 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - This is a fantastic white with cream, sliced peaches, lemons and pineapples. Full body, beautiful precision and length. Transparent...
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Hacienda Lopez De Haro Crianza 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Light touch of flora over bramble fruits on the nose. A palate with crunchy sour cherry notes and dried herbs displaying lively acidity....
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Olivier Riviere El Cadastro 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2013 was not produced, so we jumped to the 2014 Viñas del Cadastro, an old-vine cuvée with some varieties mixed in...
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Olivier Riviere Mirando Al Sur 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2014 Mirando al Sur was produced with the same grapes as the 2013 and followed a similar process. In 2014 Rivière had two Sherry...

2014 La Rioja Spain

La Rioja is by far the most famous wine region of Spain, and remains one of the world's great wine producing regions, consistently offering deep, complex red wines of character and distinction, partly due to the fact that La Rioja benefits from excellent soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, and plenty of sunshine. The climatic conditions allow the fine grape varietals to reach full ripeness and express plenty of the best features of their terroir, making La Rioja wines some of the most interesting to have ever come out of Europe. The Cantabrian mountains to the north provide the perfect shelter from the colder, wetter influences of the Atlantic oceans, and in the beloved vineyards of La Rioja, wineries have been cultivating exceedingly flavorful Tempranillo grapes for generations for the inclusion in their fine single variety and blended wines.

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.