Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Tempranillo

  1. 95 pts • WS Top 100 • The Envy Of Rioja!
    March 28, 2019

    An "Editor's Choice" and the #22 Top 100 Wine?

    That's a pretty rare combination!

    Throw in a bit of bottle age, and you have three-prongs of perfection.

    Call your butcher for your favorite cut of meat, break out the grill, pull the cork, and prepare to be...

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  2. Made In Only Outstanding Vintages!
    December 11, 2018

    "This is the most inviting kind of Rioja, melding its oak scents and delicate maturity of fruit into elegance." Wine & Spirit

    Made in only exceptional vintages, the 2009 La Rioja Alta, Gran Reserva 904 spends 3 years in oak and 2 years in bottle before release. It is intentionally...

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  3. "It Takes Your Breath Away." JS
    November 09, 2018

    "It takes your breath away." James Suckling

    Muga's "Prada Enea" Gran Reserva is made in only the best vintages. We last featured this wine in 2006. At that time, the current release was 1998!

    That was a stunning Tempranillo. And, so is this 2010! In fact, these two releases...

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  4. Collector's Alert!
    March 19, 2018

    Extremely Limited!

    Every country has a wine producer or two that stands out above the rest. In France, First Growths are king. In Italy, few wines can rival the beauty of a Gaja. In Spain, you have Vega Sicilia.

    This is the newly released, and much anticipated, 2006 Vega...

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  5. Top 50 Wine of Spain!
    January 31, 2018

    The 2015 vintage in Spain (and most of Europe for that matter) is considered by many to be the best vintage this century! Add to it one of Spain's finest producers, Pingus, and you have a recipe for excellence!

    Pingus, which Robert Parker called "one of the most outstanding wines...

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