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ARTADI 10 VINAS DE GAIN
ARTADI 2010 VINAS DE GAIN
Item: #378094
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$21.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2010 Vinas de Gain red, from a very balanced vintage is made with Tempranillo sourced from different vineyards Read More...
in Laguardia averaging 30 years of age. It is fermented in open stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for one year. It’s a little closed and requires some time to start showing its nose. The palate is explosive, with clean acidity and balance, pure, hedonistic with great depth. It slowly develops some minty, balsamic aromas coating the red fruit, with even notes of fennel. 150,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2014-2022. "

WINE ENTHUSIAST 91 POINTS - "Everything about this highly functional Rioja is nice. The nose is fresh, minerally and shows complexities like cinnamon aromas and herbs. The palate is snappy and racy, but not shear or acidic. Flavors of plum, berry and oak are pure and bold, while the finish is dry, lightly toasted and shows minerality and coffee notes. Drink through 2019. "

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 91 POINTS - - "Assertive red fruit and floral scents are brightened by a minerally nuance. Spicy, penetrating and gently sweet, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a touch of rose. The long finish features gentle tannic grip and very good spicy lift, leaving a cherry pit note behind."
BAGORDI 09 GRACIANO
BAGORDI 2009 GRACIANO
Item: #382226
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.98
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This wine is 100% Graciano, which is quite rare, since Graciano is usually used as a blending grape for Reservas due to its excellent aging potential in bottle. The 2009 Graciano Read More...
is aged for 8 months in French oak and has a beautiful blend of dark fruits intermingled with toasted oak on the nose. The full-bodied mid-palate of this wine offers outstanding floral notes of violet mixed with dark berries, while the finish is both rich and balanced.
BODEGAS LAN 08 RESERVA
BODEGAS LAN 2008 RESERVA
Item: #380804
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
$15.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Reserva shows good concentration and fresh aromas of an Atlantic vintage, with quite Read More...
a traditional profile displaying notes of red fruit, spices, leather and dill, and a medium-bodied palate with intense and clean flavors and a supple finish. "
CONTINO 07 VINA DEL OLIVO
CONTINO 2007 VINA DEL OLIVO
Item: #382493
Bottle Size:750ml WS:90
WA:90
$135.00
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STEPHEN TANZER 92 POINTS - " Opaque purple. Captivating nose melds black raspberry, minerals, mocha, mint and dried flowers. Lush, fat and sweet, Read More...
but its opulent red berry, cherry and dark chocolate flavors are enlivened by strong minerality. As deeply concentrated and palate-staining as this wine is, it shows unlikely elegance. In fact, this reminds me a little of a modern Bordeaux The finish is sweet, smoky and very long."

WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - " The 2007 Vino del Olivo (named after an 800-year-old olive tree) is a blend of 88% Tempranillo and 12% Graciano. It has a hedonistic, flamboyant bouquet of macerated red cherries and crushed strawberry, with hints of marmalade and fresh fig underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with a very polished, oaky entry. There are plush red fruits with cassis and blueberry cut through with crisp acidity leading to a tensile, velvety-smooth finish. It is a decadent, but composed Rioja."

WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - " Black cherry, plum, tobacco and loam flavors mingle in this broad red. This has slightly chewy tannins, but remains fresh."
CONTINO 08 RESERVA
CONTINO 2008 RESERVA
Item: #379499
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.95
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On the nose has Smoked aromas both red and black fruit.

On the palate has notes of clove, tannic, with great nobility, woody strong flavor, long taste and very fresh. Read More...
Optimal consumption 2012-2020.

Varietal: 85% Tempranillo 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo y Garnacha.
CUNE 07 IMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA
CUNE 2007 IMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA
Item: #382304
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:93+
$59.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 93+ POINTS - "The 2007 Imperial Gran Reserva is again a great wine in the making. Red fruit and plenty of spices (nutmeg), the palate Read More...
shows great acidity and abundant tannins that need resolving with time in bottle. Great tension and nerve. I think it will take some time to be released, which is good as it will require some patience. Drink 2016-2021."

Cune has forever been Hi-Time Staff 1 or our top 2 wineries in Rioja. We have had the privilege through out the years of tasting their Gran Reservas as far back as the 50’s. Our reactions are always the same, we ooh and awe, treasuring every sip. Just recently Wine Spectator’s Top 100 garnered Cune Imperial 2004 Gran Reserva as their #1 Wine of the Year. A truly fantastic vintage and yes, we sold out earlier in the year. We are able to offer their 2005 Gran Rerserva, which is another stellar year for Rioja. Limited supply.
CUNE 08 GRAN RESERVA
CUNE 2008 GRAN RESERVA
Item: #382303
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:92
$31.98
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STEPHEN TANZER 92 POINTS - " Bright ruby-red. High-pitched red fruit and floral scents show very good clarity, picking up cured tobacco, Read More...
vanilla and spicecake nuances with aeration. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that are given spine by tangy acidity. Closes spicy and long, with smooth tannins coming in late and adding gentle grip. Very nicely balanced and just now entering what should be a long drinking window.

WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS -
EL COTO IMAZ 05 GRAN RESERVA
EL COTO "COTO IMAZ" 2005 GRAN RESERVA
Item: #382679
Bottle Size:750ml WS:93
$37.95
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WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Focused and vibrant, this traditional red delivers bright flavors of dried cherry, tobacco, orange peel and spice. Light Read More...
tannins and citrusy acidity keep this lively. Though the flavors are maturing, the wine remains fresh. Drink now through 2020."

The Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva is an amazingly complex wine produced only in years when the quality of the grapes is very high and supports the lengthy aging process required by the Gran Reserva designation. Wine critics have hailed the 2005 vintage as one of the great vintages of the last decade in Rioja. The El Coto winery has enjoyed great success in Europe and is just now being brought into the United States in very limited quantities. In fact, only 120 cases of this wine were imported into this country!

This 100% Tempranillo-based wine is exceptionally balanced with the smooth drinkability gained from 24 months of aging in American oak and 36 months in bottle prior to release. This is a delicious, savory wine, which benefits from at least 2 hours of decanting to really show its complexity and is exactly what a quality Gran Reserva Rioja should taste like. It is a wine of character and elegance, which is well balanced and harmonious.

Medium ruby fading to a garnet edge. The nose is very complex, showing dried red fruit, cigar box, forest floor, earth and herbs. The palate is refined and the tannins are resolved and silky. Nice acidity brightens the character of the fruit. Cherry, pomegranate and red currants predominate with additional notes of cedar, tobacco and leather. With aeration, the wine becomes very savory and pairs well with lamb, pork, steak and aged cheeses.
FAUSTINO 01 GRAN RES
FAUSTINO 2001 GRAN RESERVA
Item: #378875
Bottle Size:750ML
$29.98
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DECANTER MAGAZINE WINE OF THE YEAR 97 POINTS - "Restrained, mineral style with elegant tannins.Youthful and fresh, feminine and complex. Deliciously decadent, Read More...
with extraordinary vitality in the palate and a long, unique finish. A jewel at this price."

LA TIMES WINE OF THE WEEK! (3/19/14) - "One of Spains great Bodegas - Still family owned to this day, dating back to 1861. Don Julio Faustino is at the helm. Faustino is possibly the best known Rioja around the world and Faustino 1 the Gran Reserva certainly sets the benchmarks for others to follow."

The evidence is in and the verdict is undeniable. The Faustino Gran Reserva offers one of the most incredible wine values on the planet. Where else can you get a 97 point-rated wine crafted by a legendary producer, which is aged for more than a decade in their cellar-all for under $30.00? Did we mention 2001 was a great vintage in Rioja? The price of admission for one of the world’s greatest wines is extraordinarily inexpensive. This wine is beguiling, complex and elegant. It remains fresh with nice fruit and delicious, savory flavors. This wine will age, but is drinking beautifully right now.
LA RIOJA ALTA 01 890 GRAN RES
LA RIOJA ALTA 2001 890 SELECCION ESPECIAL
GRAN RESERVA
Item: #382626
Bottle Size:750ml WS:93
WA:95
$135.00
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WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "2001 is a great vintage for all the wines from La Rioja Alta but the long-awaited 2001 Gran Reserva 890 is otherworldly. Read More...
2001 was a slow maturing vintage which produced smaller grapes especially in the old vineyards on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria in the villages of Brinas, Labastida and Villalba where the vineyards that make it into this wine are located. The final blend contains a majority of Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo. The wine ferments with the natural yeasts attached to the grapes in stainless steel vats and is aged for six years in used American oak barrels with 12 manual rackings. A selection of the best barrels were blended together and bottled unfiltered in March 2008. Only 15,000 bottles were produced. It shows (even) younger and more concentrated than the 2004 904, a darker shade of red and a somehow backward and reticent nose (relatively speaking) of forest floor, cold bonfire, antique shop, truffles, game, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. The fruit is also a little darker and the palate more austere, but still showing vibrant and supple, with clean flavors and a great finish. This is my favorite modern time 890. Bravo!"

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Firm and polished, this red is a lovely example of the traditional style, with tea, tobacco and sanguine notes framing a core of dried cherry, orange peel and spice. Fresh, focused and long. Drink now through 2021."
LA RIOJA ALTA 04 GRAN RES 904
LA RIOJA ALTA 2004 GRAN RES 904
Item: #380850
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:96
$43.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2004 Gran Reserva 904 is Tempranillo from Brinas, Labastida and Villalba balanced with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. Read More...
The grapes were fermented and macerated in inox vats for 14 days at 28º C, and malolactic fermentation lasted 28 days. The wine aged for 4 years in used American oak barrels averaging 4 years old, during which time it was manually racked 8 times. 150,000 bottles were filled. This 2004, from a superb vintage shows a beautiful light red color with a brick rim and a superb nose redolent of balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles. The light to medium-bodied palate shows fully resolved tannins, great acidity and pure, pungent flavors that linger in the mouth forever and that can only be Rioja. This is a wine to smell over and over again. It might sound like an exaggeration, but this wine is still too young and you should wait a little bit and drink the superb 2001 vintage which should still be available on the market while this one matures in bottle. At this quality level the price is superb especially considering that the wine is being released 10 years after the vintage. Drink 2016-2024."
LA RIOJA ALTA 05 ARDANZA
LA RIOJA ALTA 2005 VINA ARDANZA RESERVA
Item: #377294
Bottle Size:750ml WS:92
$29.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "Cropped from a vintage deemed almost perfect, the 2005 Viña Ardanza Reserva follows the same varietal mix found in the Read More...
last vintages; 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. The grapes are always sourced from the same vineyards, 30-year-old Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero in Rioja Alta and Garnacha from Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. In the case of the 2005, it was racked six times during its elevage. The one bottle I tasted first was a bit evolved with plenty of cigar ash, incense and leather along with hung game (woodcock came to mind). But the palate was drying out a bit. Another bottle showed much fresher, with a great classical Rioja profile. This is very affordable making it a superb value for what it delivers. 600,000 bottles were produced of the prodigious 2005 vintage. This wine is not produced in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 or 2013."

#34 on Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014

WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS 'SMART BUY' - "This traditional red offers dried cherry, orange peel, tobacco and sanguine flavors in a silky texture, supported by light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Focused and fresh, with a juicy finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made."

Bodega La Rioja Alta was formed in 1890 and is an outstanding producer, supplying fully mature wines of world class quality. The wines are made in the traditional Riojan manner with Tempranillo as the primary grape along with careful aging in oak and bottle that gives Rioja its unique character. The La Rioja Alta wines display a wonderful rich ruby color, gorgeous aromas of oak, spices and fruit followed by a sensational feel on the palate. These wines offer a wonderfully complex bouquet, rich flavors, a seductively smooth texture and are ready to drink upon release.
LA RIOJA ALTA 08 VINA ALBERDI
LA RIOJA ALTA 2008 VINA ALBERDI
Item: #380785
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
$19.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "I tasted two vintages of the only pure Tempranillo wine they produce. The 2008 Viña Alberdi comes from their vineyards Read More...
in Rodezno and Labastida and matured in American oak barrels for two years, the first year in new barrels and the second year in used ones. The nose is very classical, with notes of beef blood, leather and spices and more fruit than its siblings. The oak is perfectly integrated despite having some new wood (they have to use the new barrels somewhere). It develops aniseed aromas with time in the glass. The palate is soft and polished, has good acidity and freshness through to a very tasty finish. This is sold in the export markets as a Reserva and in Spain mostly as Crianza, but it's a very classical Rioja at a very good price. Bottled in June 2011 into 500,000 bottles."
LLURCE RIO MADRE 13 GRACIANO
BODEGAS Y VINEDOS LLURCE RIO MADRE 2013 GRACIANO
Item: #381064
Bottle Size:750ml
$8.98
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STEPHEN TANZER, INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 90 POINTS - "(aged in French oak for ten months) Vivid purple. Smoky blackcurrant, cherry and violet Read More...
aromas show very good clarity and zesty mineral lift. Juicy and focused on the palate, with the bitter cherry and dark berry flavors becoming sweeter with air. Smoothly combines power and finesse, finishing with strong punch, sneaky tannins and lingering berry and floral qualities. Delivers outstanding value, especially for a difficult vintage."
LOPEZ  HEREDIA 99 TONDON BLANC
LOPEZ HEREDIA 1999 TONDONIA BLANC RESERVA
Item: #382552
Bottle Size:750ml
$39.99
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Made from 90 percent Viura and 10 percent Malvasía, the 1999 has been barrel-aged for a mere six years. If Viura in its youth can be callow in the extreme, then mature Viura is one Read More...
of wine’s great treasures, its palate profile of wax, honey and pebble stones.
LOPEZ HEREDIA 02 TONDONIA RES
LOPEZ HEREDIA 2002 VINA TONDONIA RESERVA
Item: #378051
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$39.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2002 Vina Tondonia Reserva is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho and 10% between Mazuelo and Graciano sourced Read More...
from their Tondonia vineyard located in a large meander of the Ebro River on the outskirts of Haro. It is aged for six years in used barrels, racked twice per year during its upbringing and fined with egg whites before being bottled unfiltered. It has a slightly reduced nose that benefits from air contact, with shy aromas of cherries in liqueur, tea leaves, fine leather, game, blood, spice box and cigar ash, showing some evolution. The light to medium-bodied palate is balanced, with high acidity, but perhaps a little fragile, showing the difficulties of the vintage, as 2002 was a very difficult year in Rioja. 250,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2014-2019. "
LOPEZ HEREDIA 05 GRAVONIA BLAN
LOPEZ HEREDIA 2005 GRAVONIA BLANC
Item: #382553
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.98
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This a a dry wine with enough fruit to handle hearty fish and seafood dishes and white meat concoctions. It has a slight citrus zest from the nose through the long finish. On the mid-palate, Read More...
it has tropical hints and flavors. It is a complement to almost all dishes except the most complex and fatty red meats. Because of its careful vinification and high quality, it can be sipped on its own.
LOPEZ HEREDIA 06 CUBILLO
LOPEZ DE HEREDIA 2006 VINA CUBILLO
Item: #380563
Bottle Size:750ML
$24.98
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WINE ADVOCATE - "The 2006 Vina Cubillo Tinto Crianza is a blend of 65% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho (some wineries, like Lopez de Heredia, Muga or Read More...
Telmo Rodriguez use the masculine name of Garnacha) and the rest Mazuelo and Graciano. It is aged for three years in used 225-liter American oak barrels (the only ones they use), racked twice per year, fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered. It has a dark ruby color with an orange-brownish rim and a nose of red fruit, citric notes of candied orange skin and fresh blood orange, white pepper, balsamic herbs and some raw meat aromas. The palate is very polished, with balsamic flavors, sweet tannins and good acidity. A good traditional Rioja. Drink: 2013-2021."
LOPEZ HEREDIA 91 TONDO GRAN BL
LOPEZ HEREDIA 1991 TONDONIA GRAN BLANCO
Item: #380852
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93
WA:93
$89.99
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STEPHEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLARS 94 POINTS - " Light gold. Explosively perfumed nose offers an array of citrus and orchard fruits, Read More...
with exotic nuances of mace, chamomile and honey. Rich and deeply pitched but almost shockingly vibrant, offering spicy pear, nectarine and lemon pith flavors. Suavely blends richness and vivacity, finishing with excellent clarity and length. This should age at a snail's pace." (10/2011)

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - " The 1991 Vina Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva offers shaved almond, lemon rind, honeysuckle and dandelion on the well-defined nose that demands coaxing. The palate is crisp on the entry with dried honey, dried mango and citrus peel on the entry, fanning out towards a complex, resinous finish with a hint of rosewater on the aftertaste. Drink now-2020+" (8/2012)

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - " This mature white shows traditional character of dried apple, lanolin, herb, toasted vanilla and waxy flavors. Light-bodied, but firm and balanced, with lively acidity and a finish of ginger and spices." (9/2012)

LOPEZ HEREDIA 94 TONDONIA BLAN
LOPEZ HEREDIA 1994 TONDONIA BLANCO GRAN RESERVA
Item: #381591
Bottle Size:750ml
$94.98
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