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Benjamin Romeo Contador 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2011 Contador is a compact, tight-knit wine, serious and backward that needs plenty of air. It's still a baby showing the typical...
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Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2011 La Vina de Andres Romero always has a riper character than Cueva del Contador and 2011 is no exception as it's more open,...
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Reserva Selección Especial, from a warmer and drier year compared with the average (as well as the previous harvest), has a...
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The Mugas are happy with the 2011 harvest. The 2011 Torre Muga is a dark-colored, almost opaque, ripe and concentrated effort. (It...
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Sierra Cantabria Blanco Organza 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - (54% viura, 27% malvasia and 19% garnacha blanca; fermented and aged in new French oak): Light yellow-gold. Exotic scents of lemon curd,...
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Sierra Cantabria Finca El Bosque Tinto 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 Finca El Bosque again comes from the same site and sees a similar upbringing. Its color is darker than other vintages, because...
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Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 Amancio is a cuvée of four plots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a total of 16 hectares planted at different times. The...
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Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva Unica 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Energetic and focused, this red delivers cherry and cranberry flavors that are zippy and fresh, with notes of licorice, smoke and game...

2011 750ml 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.