Category Archives: Spain

Vina Mayor Toro 2008

$13.99 Ribera del Duoro, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33395 The 2008 Vendimia Seleccionada is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from the DO of Toro. The wine spent 10 months in 50% new French oak. Deep-purple in color, it surrenders … Continue reading

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Herdade das Mouras Vinha das Mouras de Arraiolos 2013

$14.99 Alentejo, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33261 This wine delivers fresh red and dark fruits with hints of herbs and violets. Medium-bodied with velvety tannin. A pure unoaked expression of the grapes. Steve Pollack, wine buyer for the Chairman’s … Continue reading

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Bodegas Muriel Vendemmia Seleccionda Reserva Rioja 2008

$12.99 Rioja, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33400 Black cherry, chocolate, licorice and raisin flavors mingle in this round red. The tannins are softening, but the balsamic acidity maintains freshness. Drink now through 2016. 87 Points Wine Spectator, Nov 2013 … Continue reading

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The Flower and the Bee, Coto de Gomariz, 2011

$13.99 Ribeiro, Spain PLCB Code# 46067 This white shows impressive focus and cut, with a stony texture supporting the flavors of mineral, saline and citrus. Offers a long, floral finish and lovely purity. Treixadura.  Drink now through 2017. 3,300 cases … Continue reading

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Bodegas Heredad de Aduna Aduna Reserva 2008

$15.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code# 33234 It has a similar nose to the 2007, with generous, rounded, dark plum, raspberry and over-ripe strawberries laced with a drop of Worcester sauce. However, observing the wine over an hour, it mellows and … Continue reading

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Bodega Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2012

$17.99 Campo de Borja, Spain PLCB Code# 43559 The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and … Continue reading

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Bodegas Aragonesas Garnacha Campo de Borja Coto de Hayas Centenaria 2012

$17.99 Campo de Borja, Spain PLCB Code# 43528 This rich red delivers bold flavors of kirsch, blackberry jam, dark chocolate and toast in a plush, polished texture, with accents of licorice and smoke. Opulent, in the modern style. Drink now … Continue reading

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Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2007

$29.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code# 33236 The wine, only bottled in magnum (and bigger sizes), also rested in bottle for a minimum of three years before being released. It’s an elegant, clean wine, taking the best of the modern and … Continue reading

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Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Seleccion de Familia Reserva 2007

$16.99 Rioja Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33387 This polished red offers savory flavors of cherry, black tea, licorice and smoke, with light, firm tannins and gentle acidity. Focused and harmonious. Drink now through 2017. 89 Points Wine Spectator Online, … Continue reading

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Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2008

$11.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code# 33310 The 2008 Reserva has a lot more going on. Both nose and palate are deeper than the 2009 Crianza, with ripe fruit, floral aromas and hints of the telltale notes of the properly aged … Continue reading

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