In This Issue: Riojas from the 1970s & 1980s, $10 Rioja that Rocks,
2006 Rinaldi Barolo Le Brunate and save 50% on a great Sauternes.

We received a number of older Riojas this week from The Rare Wine Company who imported these gems directly from the winery. All are in terrefic shape. If you've always wanted to experience how well the wines of Rioja can age, here's your chance.
1978 Muga Rioja ($70)

Soy, meat, really snappy.  Full texture.
1970 Lan Vina Lanciano Reserva ($68)
Lip smacking good and just plain tasty.
1973 Bodegas del Coto, Coto de Imaz Reserva ($78)
Fresh and bright.  Sweet and young, sporty and nimble.

1982 Paternina Gran Reserva ($80)
Sweet perfume, floral.  Medium bodies, more Burgundy than Bordeaux.
1970 Franco-Espanolas Royal Reserva ($75)
Supple, plush and velvety.  Like a throwback to the good old days, warm and soft.
1987 Montecillo Vina Monty Gran Reserva ($70)
Very vibrant and fresh.

2006 Chateau Raymond-Lafon Sauternes ($20 / 375ml - reg $40)
Deal of the century, located at the foot of d’Yquem, Mr. Lafon was the cellarmaster at Yquem for decades and bought this land. They make great wine. Beautifully focused sweetness, dazzling freshness and acidity. The wine is perfectly balanced and will age effortlessly! This is everyday Sauternes!

2014 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba $28.50
Delicous and fresh on the palatte.

2013 Ernesto Catena Malbec 'Tahuan' $14
We haven't carried a Malbec from Argentina in years and then all of a sudden we have two stellar examples at Renegade. On the nose this wine offers lots of toasty aromas, but then, after only a few minutes, the aromas of fresh and juicy red fruits -such as strawberry and cherry- take center stage, with intriguing hints of wild flowers and violets. A nicely balanced wine. Bravo!

2010 Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza $10 (reg 18)
This is some pretty spectacular juice. Wild, savory, seductive. And you're saving over 40%!
This is the last call so grab a few bottles befoer they're gone.

2006 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Le Brunate $78
Textbook old-school Barolo style. Incredibly delicious. This 10 year old Barolo is ready to go with tobacco, leather, tar and roses en masse. An elegant (not thin!) Barolo with a lingering aftertaste lasting forever.
We saved half the bottle and tried it 24 hours later and were impressed that it was still opening up.
Drink now or save for another 10 years.

2012 Bodegas Buten Tacoronte-Acentejo Crater $40
The down low: Tacoronte-Acentejo is the smallest appelation on the Canary Islands.
A blend of Negramoll -a Portuguese varietal used mostly in Madeira- & Listan Negro -a Spanish varietal planted nearly exclusively in this Canary Islands appellation. This is a big, rich, fruit forward wine with an intense mineral spine. Decant this for any number of hours and its elegance will begin to shine.
Ribeye with salsa verde would be ideal.

2009 Querciabella Chianti Classico 6 Liter $295
There's 8 bottles of wine in this one! Now there's a party.
Querciabella was the first winery in Chianti to convert to organic practices, and then in 2000 to bio-dynamic.
This wine floats on the palate with layers of sensual red fruit, flowers and spices . A wine with exquisite finesse and class. This one comes with its own beautiful wood box.

2013 Bodegas Avancia Valdeorras $28
A stunning wine from Galicia in the Northwest corner of Spain.
Light yellow-gold. Deeply pitched aromas of melon, nectarine and Meyer lemon, with a chalky mineral nuance adding vivacity. At once rich and lively, offering intense honeydew, pit fruit and anise flavors and a zesty kick of candied ginger. The mineral note recurs on the finish, which hangs on with outstanding tenacity and focus. In a word, brilliant!

Thanks you for your support,
Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101