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Finca Del Castillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Product #27038 (In Stock)
Finca Del Castillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Finca Del Castillo Tempranillo La Mancha 2011

We have no idea how such a delicious wine made from 30 year-old, dry farmed, Tempranillo vines in La Manacha could be quite this inexpensive…but we’re glad it is! This is real, honest, “vinous” wine, packed with cranberry and black cherry fruit, accents of licorice root and cracked pepper, and long, smooth and refreshing on the finish.  A perfect wine for big celebratory parties, weddings, back yard cookouts, or just sipping all on its own.

“Bright ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by black pepper and candied rose. Tightly focused red berry flavors are underscored by smoky mineral and floral qualities. Emphatically fruity and silky in texture, with a smooth, gently sweet finish.”International Wine Cellar 88 points

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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011 Product #27141 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. And, the 2011 is even tastier than the very fine 2010!  This is 100% Tempranillo, aged 3 years in American Oak, and it delivers loads of honest, unconfected, aromas and flavors with a juicy, zingy, finish.  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2012 Product #27311 (In Stock)
Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2012 Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2012

A very nice value Chardonnay that comfortably over-delivers vs. its modest price tag. No oak here, just bushels of clean, crisp, Chardonnay apple and stone fruit with a hint of caramelized pineapple.  Juicy and clean, this is a mid-weight white that's just perfect for parties or weeknight sipping.

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Martinez Lacuesta Blanco Rioja 2012 Product #27182 (In Stock)
Martinez Lacuesta Blanco Rioja 2012 Martinez Lacuesta Blanco Rioja 2012

This is 100% Viura grown in selected sites across Rioja. The ripe grapes are pressed and the juice goes into all new barrels - a mixture of French and American oak and acacia - to ferment and rest for 3 months. After that, the wine moves into stainless steel to complete its maturation, retaining freshness and verve to go along with the light oak influence.

The 2012 is a lot like the 2011 but a tad richer and deeper. Give it a sniff, and you'll be rewarded with pretty springtime aromas of peach, pineapple, and almond blossom. Take a sip and you'll discover a round, creamy, textured wine that's bursting with zesty fruit and juicy acids. After you swallow, you'll notice the fresh flavors lingering nicely as a hint of honey and bitter almond emerge at the end. Almost too easy to drink by itself for refreshment and fun, you'll love how this enhances warm weather favorites like fresh fish, grilled mushrooms, or marinated chicken.

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Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2010 Product #27542 (In Stock)
Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2010 Montebuena Rioja Cuvee KPF 2010

A brilliant value in sophisticated, 100% Tempranillo Rioja, hand harvested and aged in traditional American Oak.  A bit shockingly for a wine at this price point, this is built to age 5-8 years but is delicious now with 30 minutes or so in decanter.

"Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks very well with an hour or so of decanting; it's an excellent value for Rioja."International Wine Cellar 90 points

"Displays oodles of white chocolate, spicy oak, black cherry jam and strawberries in a fruit-forward, medium-bodied but luscious and authoritative style. This is a silky-textured, full-flavored wine to drink over the next several years." Wine Advocate 89 points

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Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012 Product #27206 (In Stock)
Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012 Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012

Another great vintage for this perennial "best value" Garnacha from Campo de Borgia.  Powerful, deep aromas of black raspberry and cherry with accents of minerals and fresh cut flowers.  Juicy and fresh in the mouth but with plenty of dark berry and cherry fruit and hints of lavender and liquorice.  Long and clean on the spicy finish over oodles of ripe fruit.  Easy to drink, but worth attending to.

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Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Product #28047 (In Stock)
Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012

A tad bit better and more fun than the Wine Advocate write-up suggests, this charming La Mancha red bursts with blackberry and plum fruit and just touch of complicating spice.  A fruit-forward, fun, wine that's easy to drink and ready to play at your next party or casual meal.

"The 2012 Mundo de Yuntero Tempranillo comes from Cuidad Real from organic vines (including 15% Syrah) and sees no oak contact. It has a clean, fresh boysenberry and small dark cherry nose, while the palate is fleshy and generous on the entry. It finishes a little “generic” but it is a commercially sound Tempranillo at a bargain price."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Epilogo La Mancha Blanco (Sauvignon And Moscatel) 2012 Product #28048 (In Stock)
Epilogo La Mancha Blanco (Sauvignon And Moscatel) 2012 Epilogo La Mancha Blanco (Sauvignon And Moscatel) 2012

A juicy, fresh, and really delicious blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc for citrus, fresh herb and cut and 10% Moscatel for stone fruit and floral notes.  A great solo sipper and will work just fine with salads or seafood, too.

"The 2012 Epilogo is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Moscatel from biodynamically cultivated vines and undergoes a natural ferment. The nose is crisp and lively; displaying lemon thyme, apricot and citrus peel. The palate is well-balanced with elderflower-tinged citrus fruit that fans out towards a flavorsome, clean, precise finish. This is an excellent white La Mancha wine! Drink now."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dinarells Negre Emporda 2012 Product #27165 (In Stock)
Dinarells Negre Emporda 2012 Dinarells Negre Emporda 2012

This is just shockingly interesting and delicious for the money.  It comes from Spain’s Emporda Costa Brava region in the very northeastern corner of Catalonia near the border with France. It’s steep, rocky, territory that’s regularly lashed by the Tramontane, strong northerly winds that can sweep through the region at 70mph.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with traditional Garnacha and Carignon, this is hand-harvested and made in tank.  The show opens with luscious aromas of black plum, crushed blackberries, leather and bitter chocolate with just a touch of lavender.  Then, it’s juicy and fresh in the mouth with loads of sweet blackberry and plum fruit accented by a bit of bitter chocolate, earth and spice flavors. A squirt of blood orange acidity keeps things fresh and dark fruit, nutmeg, and slate notes all linger nicely.  Easy enough to just sip and enough going on to make it a great food wine, too.

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Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV Product #27801 (In Stock)
Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV

A very fine sparkling wine value, this Spanish Cava had its secondary fermentation in bottle and clearly benefits from the Champagne method treatment!  Creamy textured and full of pretty bubbles, it's soft and easy with peach and lemon fruit and a touch of yeasty/bread dough quality.  A bit of lemon rind at the end adds refreshment to this great party or back porch bottle of bubbly!

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Martinez Lacuesta Rose Rioja 2013 Product #28239 (In Stock)
Martinez Lacuesta Rose Rioja 2013 Martinez Lacuesta Rose Rioja 2013

Yet another winning vintages for this delicious, well-priced rosé. On the palate you will find pretty, sun-kissed red fruit aromas and flavors with a surprising streak of minerality, given its modest price point. The 2013 vintage brought a bit more richness to this favorite rosé, making it perfect with all kinds of warm-weather fare, from fresh entree salads to grilled poultry or even pork.  Stock up and drink this poolside or on your deck, terrace or boat all season long!

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Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Product #27782 (In Stock)
Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012

A straight-ahead, lightly oaked, Tempranillo with good richness, plenty of fruit and spice, and enough acidity to stay fresh.  Nice value.

"Aged for six months in two- and three-year-old French oak. Bright purple. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Lush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors accented by a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes smooth and spicy, with a hint of tannins and good persistence."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Ixeia Tinto Somontano 2012 Product #28124 (In Stock)
Ixeia Tinto Somontano 2012 Ixeia Tinto Somontano 2012

From the foothills of the Pyrenees on the edge of the Basque country comes this utterly unexpected (and stupidly delicious) Cabernet, Merlot, and Tempranillo blend.  Grown on limestone soil, the wine opens with aromas of dark, dusty slate balanced with ripe plums and blackberries.  No oak to speak of here, just clean, ripe flavors of juicy berries, and bright acidity to clean it all up.  What's really surprising here for a wine at this super affordable price is that sophisticated, slaty minerality, that carries through to the finish.  A delicious value!

As warm weather approaches, this is the perfect red to have on hand for a cookout or outdoor party.  There's plenty of dark, ripe fruit and heft, but no heavy oak to overwhelm lighter dishes.  Wines like this are why we keep returning to Spain again and again for great red wine values!

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Lorca Monastrell 2009 Product #28185 (In Stock)
Lorca Monastrell 2009 Lorca Monastrell 2009

The DO of Bullas, higher up than Jumilla with a bigger contrast in daytime vs. nighttime temperatures and a bit more freshness in the wines.

"The DO of Bullas has the highest elevation Monastrell vines in Spain, more so than neighboring Jumilla, providing a bigger contrast in daytime vs. nighttime temperatures. The purple/black 2009 Lorca Monastrell offers up intriguing aromas of underbrush, brier, game, and blueberry. In the glass it exhibits ample spicy fruit, a bit of underlying structure, and 1-2 years of aging potential. Drink this crowd-pleaser through 2019."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Bielsa Campo De Borja Garnacha 2011 Product #28229 (In Stock)
Bielsa Campo De Borja Garnacha 2011 Bielsa Campo De Borja Garnacha 2011

As Steve Tanzer said about the 2010, "This wine isn't shy about the fruit." From dry-farmed, old vines, grown in the scrubby vineyards of Campo de Borgia, this delivers a huge mouthful of intense Garnacha flavors:  black and red raspberry, black and Bing cherry, licorice, white pepper and more.  Plenty of ripeness, especially on the back where a kirsch-like flavor emerges, but it's also savory black pepper and fine lift and energy. Finishes dry and even a little floral with dark berry lingering on.  Fun to sip; great with any rustic food.  A steal.

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Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV Product #23944 (In Stock)
Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV

The price-quality-ratio here is just absurd. Toasty and yeasty on the nose then fantastically complex apple and golden fruit flavors with plenty of yeast/bread dough flavors.  Stunning levels of fruit for a no-dosage wine and the kind of creamy, silky, texture normally only found in $40 Champagne.  Super friendly, you can drink this like Prosecco if you like, but it's more than sophisticated enough to warrant close attention.

"Finca Valldosera is a boutique producer (5000 cases total production) of high-class Cava. All three of the above Cavas are Brut Nature meaning they have received zero dosage. The Non-Vintage Brut Nature is a blend of 45% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 10% Parellada, 10% Chardonnay, and 5% Subirat Parent with 10% of the Xarel-lo barrel-fermented and aged. The wine remained sur lie for 24 months and was hand-riddled. It offers up an enticing nose of brioche, smoked nuts, and assorted white fruits. Displaying small persistent bubbles, a smooth texture, and excellent balance, this tasty Cava over-delivers in a big way."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Clua Mas D'en Pol Blanca 2012 Product #27300 (In Stock)
Clua Mas D'en Pol Blanca 2012 Clua Mas D'en Pol Blanca 2012

Maybe it’s the great 2012 vintage (a winner in pretty much all of Europe), or perhaps it’s a little more rigorous vineyard work or a touch more sophistication in the blend.  Or, it could just be that Xavier left Muscat out of the blend this year.  Whatever the cause, this is far and away my favorite release of this sophisticated but crowd-pleasing white ever.

Xavier makes this from Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay and a dash of Sauvignon Blanc grown in the rocky, hard-to-work, vineyards of Terra Alta.  Fermented cool in tank and bottled without ever touching a barrel, it delivers just the right balance of luscious nectarine and tangy pineapple fruit with hints of lemon grass and lime pith.  Round, generous, and mouthfilling, the real excitement here is on the back palate and finish where a burst of selzer, chalk, and briny mineral emerges under the mouthwatering acidity.  A refreshing white you’ll love sipping on the back deck with nibbles and enjoy even more with shellfish, sausage, or paella.  Just a winner all around.

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Bodegas Laukote Rioja Tempranillo Ona 2011 Product #27980 (In Stock)
Bodegas Laukote Rioja Tempranillo Ona 2011 Bodegas Laukote Rioja Tempranillo Ona 2011

Start with "young" (20-30 years) Tempranillo vines growing naturally in rocky vineyards in Rioja Alavesa.  Hand harvest the grapes and place them in a tank - uncrushed and still on the stems - and then blanket them with CO2.  So far, you have the makings of Bodegas Laukote Tempranillo Tinto, a long-time favorite here.  But, once the fermentation starts, winemaker Norberto Miguel puts on a breathing mask and air tank...and jumps down into the grapes!  He steps gently to break grape skins and extract color without crushing seeds or breaking stems that might add bitter tannin.  Then, as fermentation continues, he gives the wine gentle pump-overs to get more color, richness and depth still.

If you enjoy the sold-out Tempranillo Tinto, you'll love Ona de Laukote, a darker, richer, and more deeply flavored version of Rioja Tempranillo. Black cherry, plum, and blackberry fruit get complexity from notes of fresh earth, smoke and spice - all from the soil, because there's no oak on this wine at all!  Juicy and soft enough to just sip, rich and deep enough to enjoy with a steak.  Delicious and great value.

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Finca Sobreno Toro 2009 Product #26865 (In Stock)
Finca Sobreno Toro 2009 Finca Sobreno Toro 2009

The best vintage in a while for this always excellent Toro Tempranillo value!  Plenty of ripe blackberry and plum, chocolate, and a nice touch of spice on the nose and palate.  Gently marked by well-integrated American oak, this is still a touch firm on the finish, so better with food.  Very nice value!

"Bright violet color. Smoky perfume of candied cherry and dark berries with a spicy overtone. Pliant and velvety in texture, offering gently sweet cherry and blackberry flavors that put on weight in the glass. Ripe and lively on the powerful finish, showing gentle tannins and persistent sweetness."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Telmo Rodriguez "g" Dehesa Gago Toro 2011 Product #26971 (In Stock)
Telmo Rodriguez Telmo Rodriguez

Another very nice release of the old-vine Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) from Telmo Rodriguez.  No oak, but lots of lush richness and a touch of licorice and chocolate from the ripe grapes, too.  Nice write up in the Washington Post as well!

"Star Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez produces this sensuous red from old-vines Tinto de Toro, the local name for Spain’s flagship Tempranillo. Fermented in concrete and stainless steel, this unoaked wine is lush and dense, almost chewy in texture. Any restaurant with a charcuterie plate should carry this bottle."  ** Washington Post, 3/15/13

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