(750ml)
Bottle: $74.20
Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $21.88
12 bottles: $21.44
Rated 94 - The 2018 Anza wants to be a direct and pure red from Rioja Alavesa. It's from vineyards close to the...
WA
94
(750ml)
Bottle: $26.55
12 bottles: $26.02
(750ml)
Bottle: $174.89
Rated 97 - The bottled 2018 El Carretil was phenomenal. It comes from a plot of 3.64 hectares planted at three...
WA
97
JS
96
Sale
(750ml)
Bottle: $298.95 $299.94
Rated 99 - Crushed blackberries and blueberries with some flowers, such as violets and lavender. Bark, too. Medium-to...
WA
99
JS
99
(750ml)
Bottle: $57.90
Rated 95 - Blueberry, matchstick, flint and earth aromas follow through to a medium body with medium, round tannins...
JS
95
WA
94
Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $18.90
12 bottles: $18.52
Rated 94 - Very pure fruit to this with blackberries and blueberries and some dried flowers. Medium-bodied with very...
JS
94
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93
Sale
Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.94 $19.94
Rated 90 - This firm white offers pear, kumquat, chamomile, beeswax and vanilla flavors, with a silky texture,...
WS
90
(750ml)
Bottle: $78.93
6 bottles: $77.35
Rated 95 - The 2008 Carmen Gran Reserva has a classic nose with notes of American oak, some herbaceous character (I...
WA
95
(750ml)
Bottle: $116.94
6 bottles: $116.16
Rated 96 - Just looking at the technical sheet, I realized the 2009 Carmen Gran Reserva has the surname of Romeo's...
WA
96
(750ml)
Bottle: $125.54
6 bottles: $79.20
Rated 96 - The classic take on Rioja from Benjamín Romeo is the 2010 Carmen Gran Reserva and it blends all of the...
WA
96
(750ml)
Bottle: $199.93
6 bottles: $196.79
Rated 96 - The 2011 Contador is a compact, tight-knit wine, serious and backward that needs plenty of air. It's still...
WA
96
VM
94
(750ml)
Bottle: $207.84
6 bottles: $203.68
Rated 97 - There was no 2013 produced, so I tasted the current 2014 Contador, the vintage that follows the 2012....
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97
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97
(750ml)
Bottle: $74.40
6 bottles: $72.91
Rated 93 - Youthful purple. A complex, oak-spiced bouquet displays ripe boysenberry and cherry, candied violet, cola...
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93
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92
Sale
(750ml)
Bottle: $104.95 $108.94
Rated 91 - The 2009 La Vina de Andres Romeo is a pure Tempranillo cropped at 1kg per vine from the “La Liende”...
WA
91
(750ml)
Bottle: $80.94
6 bottles: $79.32
Rated 94 - Inky purple. Intense, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, potpourri and spicecake, with suave...
VM
94
WA
93
Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $23.94
12 bottles: $22.02
Rated 91 - Bright violet color. Pungent scents of dark berry preserves and flowers are complemented by suggestions of...
VM
91
WA
90
Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.94
12 bottles: $24.44
Rated 92 - Predicador was a wine that was born as a minor wine at a very specific moment in time, and many people...
JS
92
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92
Sale
(750ml)
Bottle: $22.74 $23.94
12 bottles: $21.34
(750ml)
Bottle: $62.25
6 bottles: $61.01

La Rioja Spain Wine

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.