Rioja,

  • tanzer iwc 91 pts"(100% tempranillo, from vines that are over 60 years old; aged in new French oak): Opaque purple. Smoky cherry and blackberry preserve aromas and flavors, complicated by a suggestion of vanilla and building smokiness. Lush and creamy but firmed by zesty acidity. Vanilla and cola notes dominate the broad, persistent finish, which shows excellent clarity and persistence."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine cellar (September 2013), 91 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Tempranillo 60 Reserva

  • tanzer iwc 90 pts(85% tempranillo and 15% graciano; aged in a 50/50 mix of French and American oak, all of it new): Saturated ruby. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and vanilla. Sweet dark berry flavors and notes of candied licorice and cola coat the palate, with juicy acidity adding support. The cola and blueberry notes carry through onto the long, sappy finish, which is framed by velvety tannins."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine cellar (September 2013), 90 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • iwinereview"This wine is a beauty from its complex, perfumed bouquet to its gorgeous silky palate of abundant spicy, dark red cherries and other fruit. While it sees 18 months of new oak, it's well integrated, and the tannins are firm but ripe. Made from 60+ year old vines"
    - I-WineReview (Report 43: Rioja - A New Look), 90 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • vinous logo"Brilliant ruby. Ripe, oak-accented blackberry and boysenberry compote scents are lifted by suggestions of black pepper, allspice and fresh lavender. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering energetic black and blue fruit flavors and hints of mocha and cola. A smoky mineral nuance adds cut and focus to the long, focused finish, which features velvety tannins and a repeating smokiness. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Vinous (November 2015), 92 pts

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  • james suckling hq logo plain"Dark plum and earthy notes as well as fresh vanilla and spiced cherry compote. Commanding tannins on the palate. Fruit and wood are well matched. Rich and intense. Drink now."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2017), 91 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Tempranillo 60 Reserva

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    Berliner Wein Trophy 2017 -Gold Medal

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    Mundus Vini 2017 - Gold Medal

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  • 2009 Luis Canas, Rioja, Reserva, Seleccion de la Familialuis canas seleccion familia 09 has earned FIVE 90+ pt scores from major publications!

    • Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 90pts
    • Antonio Galloni's Vinous - 91pts
    • Wine Spectator - 92pts
    • Wine Enthusiast - 93pts
    • James Suckling - 91pts

    In addition, it received a GOLD medal at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards, and was named one of the wines of the year.

    This amount of press is a rare honor for a single vintage. The last of this remarkable vintage will arrive this fall - contact your Kysela sales representative to place an order now!

  • vinous logo 250"Bright violet color. A heady, complex bouquet displays scents of ripe dark berries, Indian spices and pipe tobacco, with a vanilla quality building in the glass. Blueberry and bitter cherry flavors are impressively concentrated but lively, picking up a smoky character with aeration. Closes very long and smooth, with gentle tannins coming in late to add shape and grip. This supple, appealing sweet and seamless wine is balanced to age but is showing awfully well right now.- Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vionus (November 2015), 92 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • james suckling hq logo plain"A red with firm and silky tannins and lots of dark-berry and chocolate character. Hints of cedar, too. Full and fresh. Drink or hold."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2019), 91 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Tempranillo 60 Reserva

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    - International Wine Challenge 2019, 92 pts & Gold Medal

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  • iwinereview"This is good quality crianza and a superb value. It shows spice box, dark red fruit and a light saddleleather note that are well integrated on the palate. It's soft on the attack, medium weight, and good length."
    - I-WineReview (Report 43: Rioja - A New Look), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo"Vivid purple. Cherry, cassis, vanilla and a hint of woodsmoke on the pungent nose. Broad, fleshy and sweet on the palate, offering pliant, oak-spiced black and blue fruit flavors and a strong dose of vanilla. Shows good energy for its richness and finishes plush and long, with supple tannins making a late appearance. There is a lot of rich fruit here but the oak does give me pause. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 89 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • james suckling hq logo plain"Straightforwardly ripe summer berries and baking spices. The palate is squarely dominated by sweetly spiced oak. Drink now."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2017), 90 pts

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  • wa91"The 2011 Barrel Fermented White is fermented and aged for eight months in oak barrels and has a clean and precise nose with notes of pear, chamomile, pollen and fennel. The medium to full-bodied palate shows ripe flavors but plenty of acidity, in a wine that is both big and delicate. It should age well. Drink 2014-2017. - Luis Gutierrez"
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #210, December 2013), 91 pts

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  • vinous logo"(aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months) Deep, saturated red. Mineral-accented aromas of red berry preserves, incense, spicecake and candied flowers show impressive energy and delineation. Sweet, seamless and pliant in the mouth, offering concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that deepen steadily with air. Rich but energetic as well, with velvety tannins framing an extremely long finish that leaves behind exotic spice and vanilla notes. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 93 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Tempranillo 60 Reserva

  • wa90"The generously oaked 2012 Ángeles de Amaren is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano with malolactic and 16 months of aging in new French and American oak barrels. There are plenty of spices and smoke, toasted aromas and balsamic notes. The palate is sleek and polished, with some dusty tannins and plenty of oak-related flavors. This is still quite oaky after five years, and I guess it will always remain oaky and is therefore not for all palates. 45,000 bottles produced."
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 90 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • vinous logo"(aged for a year in a 50/50 mix of new American oak and used French oak barrels) Lurid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet of red fruit liqueur and potpourri carries suggestions of smoky minerals and oak spices. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. Rich yet vibrant in style, finishing with supple, late-arriving tannins and a lingering red fruit liqueur note. This sexy wine is pretty delicious already, but it also has the stuffing to age. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts

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  • tanzer iwc 90 pts"Dark ruby. Ripe cherry, red berries and smoky minerals on the nose. Spicy, firm and tightly wound, with very good lift to the flavors of redcurrant, bitter cherry and licorice. A gripping, lithe midweight, with appealing sweetness and bracing minerality on the long, incisive finish. In an elegant style, with zero excess fat. - JR"
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts

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  • wine and spirits logo 250Year's Best Rioja Wines
    - Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2019), 90 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • vinous logo"Deep ruby. Oak-spiced cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors are complemented by a suggestion of mocha that gains strength as the wine opens up. Plush and seamless in style and showing no rough edges. Rich yet lively; a peppery note adds a spicy kick on the back half. Gentle tannins shape the impressively persistent finish, which leaves a hint of bitter chocolate behind. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 91 pts

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  • tanzer iwc 88 PTS"Light, lurid red. Deeply pitched raspberry and cherry aromas show good power, with a hint of white pepper providing lift. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors and a touch of blood orange. Finishes on a sappy note, with solid, spicy punch and cling. This wine's heft will allow it to work with richer foods while its spiciness and tangy cut will serve it well alongside lighter fare, but it's definitely a rosé for food. - JR"
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (June 2014), 88 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Rosado

  • wa92"The 2013 Es Lo Que Hay wears the subtitle Garnacha Viñas Viejas from old plots on slate soils in the zone of Alarba-Acered in Calatayud, with some Syrah thrown into the fermentation tanks. It fermented in open concrete tanks and aged in underground concrete vats with lees. The nose mixes black fruit with notes of licorice and Mediterranean herbs. This is juicy, with good density, fine tannins and very good freshness provided by the slate soils and the conditions of the year. It has a very tasty finish. This has a lot more freshness than a couple of vintages ago. - Luis Gutiérrez"
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #231, June 2017), 92 pts

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  • wplogo"Garnacha from Spain has become a popular cheap red in recent years. Its spicy, fruity expression contrasts with the earthier character the wine has in France, where the grape is known as grenache. The Es Lo Que Hay has that racy Spanish character, with some nice depth and structure to add interest. - Dave McIntyre"
    - The Washington Post (May 2016), Excellent - 2 stars

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  • wa90"Cropped from a somehow-challenging year, the 2014 Crianza, a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha, aged in new French and American oak barrels for 12 to 14 months. It's clean, aromatic, modern and quite showy. It's approachable and easy, with polished tannins and tasty flavors. 40,000 bottles produced."
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 90 pts

    Go To Amaren Rioja Crianza

  • vinous logo"(aged in a 50/50 blend of new American and used French oak barrels) Lurid violet color. Heady, mineral-tinged red berry preserve, spicecake and lavender pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals and cola. Offers juicy, sharply focused raspberry, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that show impressive depth and turn sweeter with air. The juicy, extremely persistent finish is framed by supple, slow-building tannins that fold quickly into the wine's plush red fruit. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 92 pts

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  • wa300"A sensational value from Spain, this 100% Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa has a deep ruby color and a fragrant nose of new saddle leather, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and red and black cherries, followed by a seductive, lovely mouthfeel with no hard edges. It is medium-bodied, pure and best drunk over the next several years."
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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  • vinous logo"(aged for three months in used American oak barrels) Ruby-red. Ripe cherry, licorice and dark berry aromas are lifted by a subtle note of white pepper. Smooth, fleshy and warm, offring supple bitter cherry and blackberry flavors that pick up a peppery nuance with air. Closes smooth, round and gently spicy, leaving a candied dark berry note behind.- Josh Raynolds"
    - Vinous (January 2017), 89 pts

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  • "Rioja is the king of Spain and Tempranillo is the king of Rioja. The 100% Tempranillo Montebuena Cuvee KPF has a fine reputation for crafting a wine that offers ripe red fruit with a fine mineral undertone in an elegant, approachable style. This will be a great choice for stuffed pork tenderloin with grilled root vegetables."
    - Vintages Magazine, LCBO (November 2016) - "Uncork something great"

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    - International Wine Challenge 2019, 92 pts & Gold Medal

    Go To Amaren Rioja Angeles de Amaren

  • james suckling hq logo plain"The nose here is bustling with dark cherries, dark plums, dark chocolate and vanilla. Quite chewy and expansive on the palate, where the bark undertones really come through. Cherries, laden with nuts on the medium finish. Drink in 2021."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2019), 90 pts

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  • iwinereview"Light red. This all Grenache rosado from Rioja offers a depth of fresh red fruit seldom found in the pale-colored rosés that dominate the market today. It has the stuffing to accompany spicy food from the grill. Traditional in style, delicious, and incredible value!"
    - i-winereview.com (July 2016), 89 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Rosado

  • vinous logo"Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented red fruit and fresh flowers on the incisive nose and in the mouth. Juicy and light on its feet, showing no excess fat and good back-end cut. Finishes brisk and spicy, with good length and no obvious tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts

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  • vinous logo"(aged for three months in used American oak barrels)
    Vivid ruby. Bright, sharply focused aromas of fresh red fruits and flowers, along with a spicy overtone and a hint of vanilla. Lithe and appealingly sweet on the palate, offring vibrant, oak-spiced raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle rose pastille nuance. Finishes supple and long, displaying silky, slow-building tannins and resonating spiciness. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Vinous (January 2017), 90 pts

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  • jeb dunnuck logo 250"This estate turned out an outstanding 2016 Old Vine Garnacha, which is 100% varietal brought up all in tank. Classic notes of darker cherries, currants, tobacco, and cedary herbs all flow to a medium-bodied Garnacha that has plenty of fruit and spice, a rounded, layered texture, and tons of charm. It’s a terrific value and should keep nicely for 2-4 years."
    - Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 90 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Garnacha Old Vine

  • james suckling hq logo plain"Ripe wild raspberry and cassis fruits that are really brambly and expressive. The palate is all raspberry with smooth tannins and gently tangy appeal. Drink now."
    - James Suckling (November 2017), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo"Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Vibrant red fruits aromas gain urgency with air and pick up an appealing floral quality. Silky and seamless in texture, offering open-knit raspberry and cherry flavors that become spicier on the back half. In a plush, emphatically fruity style, finishing juicy and quite long, with soft tannins framing the exuberant fruit. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 90 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Garnacha Old Vine

  • wplogo"Spicy blackberry jam, spiked with wild herbs. That’s this juicy garnacha, which wants to wash down the burgers or sausages from your late-summer cookouts. ABV: 13.5 percent.- Dave McIntyre"
    - Washington Post (August 2019), EXCELLENT - GOOD VALUE

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  • vinalies gold 2017GOLD MEDAL - Vinalies International Competition 2017

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  • vinous logo"Lurid pink. Pungent aromas of dried cherry, red currant and candied flowers; a hint of orange zest adds lift. Sappy and broad in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and succulent herb flavors that tighten up quickly on the back half. Finishes with firm grip, a hint of warmth and repeating floral character."
    - Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 87 pts

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  • wa88"The young and juicy 2016 Cuvée KPF from Rioja Alavesa is a custom cuvée from Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida for the American importer Kysela. It has a fruit-driven profile, with plenty of cherries and a spicy touch. The palate is round and soft, medium-bodied, with pungent, clean flavors. - Luis Gutiérrez"
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 88 pts

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  • vinous logo"Vivid ruby-red. Sexy, oak-tinged red berry and floral pastille scents pick up vanilla and licorice flourishes with aeration. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors that unfold and spread out steadily on the back half. Shows impressive clarity and spicy persistence on the lively finish, which is given shape by smooth, even tannins.- Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 91 pts

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  • iwinereview"Medium red. This 100% Garnacha rosé offers ripe red berry aromas and flavors. It's soft and lush on the palate. Easy drinking and perfect for casual sipping. Exceptional value!"
    - i-winereview.com (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 88 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Rosado

  • vinous logo"Lurid pink. Displays expansive red berry, floral and spice scents that pick up a hint of licorice with aeration. In a weighty style for a pink wine, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a strong suggestion of candied flowers. Finishes smooth and broad, with repeating red fruit character and a hint of spicy white pepper. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 88 pts

    Go To Burgo Viejo Rioja Rosado

  • "wa300Amaren is the sister winery of Luis Canas, born in 1995 as a brand, and in 2009 as a separate winery, where a more modern/premium line of wines from the Canas family is produced. They own 52 hectares of vineyards averaging 50 years of age, and total production is 180,000 bottles per year.- Luis Gutierrez"
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #210, December 2013)

  • new year 2016

    Happy New Year! 

    We are preparing for a busy and exciting 2016 here at Kysela. Our annual Mondovino trade tastings are coming up next month, and we are going all out. A team just returned from France, where they previewed a phenomenal new vintage & discovered some great additions for our portfolio. Our wines and wineries are earning 90+ point ratings from top publications & winning international championships. The new year is off to a great start, and plan to keep this momentum going all year long.

    So, do any of your resolutions involve wine? Are you planning to drink BETTER wine this year? Try varietals and regions that you've never heard of? Maybe you're going to drink a new craft beer everyday? Here's a list of some products we think you should try....you know, when you get back from the gym.

    Albada Blanco Macabeo - from a 70 year old vineyard site. Cold fermented, which yields a peachy, Roussanne-like character. Fragrant, refreshing and clean.

    Albada Garnacha - a field blend of Old Vine Garnacha (40-80 year old vines) with flavor components of black pepper, Rhone Valley spice, perfume and fruit. The Garnacha is reminiscent of Chateauneuf du Pape!

    *These Albada wines are our top values right now!

    Kloof Street Chenin Blanc - made by Mullineux Winery, Platter's 2016 Winery of the Year!  A blend from three parcels of old vines, this lush, lemony value is seriously dense and complex.

    Dogfather Imperial Stout - the brew you can't refuse! Brewed with seven malts and four hops, and aged for 3-4 months in Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels. Rich & chocolatey with subtle hop bitterness. 

    Leyenda Cream Sherry - perfect for staying warm. Dark mahogany color; dry fruits & hint of raisin on the nose; smooth and well rounded. This Cream sherry is a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. 

    Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - classic old style Rioja. Red berry, juicy cherry, vanilla flavors. Structured and complex.