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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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Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009 Product #27287 (In Stock)
Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009 Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009

Xavier Clua is among the most celebrated wine makers in the up-and-coming Terra Alta region, just southwest of Priorat. Born into a family with over four generations in wine making, Xavier is producing outstanding wines from carefully tended old-vine vineyards and a judicious blending of modern technology (temperature control, stainless) and wine making tradition (old basket presses and minimal intervention).  The Mas d'en Pol Negre Barrica is a blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot that receives about eight months aging in French oak barrels.  Aromas of black raspberry and balsamic with just a touch of slate lead to a rich, black-fruited, palate  with a nice red raspberry tang.  Sweet/sour berry fruit turns tangier on the juicy finish.  Great energy and freshness here to go with the rich aromas and flavors.

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Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011 Product #27676 (In Stock)
Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011 Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011

Another powerful, but refined, dark red wine from Catalonia, this time from the eastern region of Costers del Segre.  It's the winery's top wine of this range, a concentrated blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Garnacha aged 9 months in all new French Oak.  If you dig into the wine, you'll notice Syrah's characteristic notes of meaty, smoky, blueberry richness.  But, the overall impact is more "Spain" than "Syrah" with plenty of rich red fruit and earthy spice.  Powerful, but not heavy, and a great match with grilled or roasted meat.

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Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva Red (1 Liter) Product #26213 (In Stock)
Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva Red (1 Liter) Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva Red (1 Liter)

Vermouth Perucchi has been made in Catalonia since 1886 – but only recently imported into the United States. We think it is a delicious, new (to us) treat at a very fair price!

Perruchi shows bold spice aromas of fresh gingerbread, autumn woods and tobacco followed by delectably sweet flavors of black cherry compote macerated in ruby port, finishing with a pleasant, balancing bitter herb note. Though this would certainly be fantastic in a classic Manhattan, the flavors are so wonderful it begs to be savored. Try it on the rocks with a splash of seltzer and a wedge of orange as an aperitif or at the end of dinner, neat, with a wedge of blue cheese garnished with Membrillo or fig jam and Marcona almonds.

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Joseph Puig Montsant Tinto 2011 Product #26584 (In Stock)
Joseph Puig Montsant Tinto 2011 Joseph Puig Montsant Tinto 2011

Spanish wine industry veteran Joseph Puig has a new project, uncovering great wines made by friends throughout Spain and then offering them to us at very attractive prices.  This is a fine example, a perfectly textbook Monsant.  Ripe but minerally, focused and fresh, this opens with red berry fruit and slate before darker, riper, raspberry flavors come up from underneath.  Mouthwatering on the zesty finish, this a terrific blend of great ripeness with refreshing acids and minerality.  Hedonistic in a good way.

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Buil & Giné Montsant 17XI 2009 Product #27008 (In Stock)
Buil & Giné Montsant 17XI 2009 Buil & Giné Montsant 17XI 2009

Lovely blueberry and ripe blackberry fruit with just a touch of spice here in a wine that's easy enough to drink solo but that will work well with robust roasted and grilled foods.

"Made from a blend of garnacha, carinena and tempranillo that was aged for six months in French and American oak. Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of dark berries and dried flowers, with a spicy nuance building in the glass. Youthfully taut on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering ripe dark fruit flavors and a hint of cracked pepper. Picks up brighter red fruits on the long, tangy finish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva White (1 Liter) Product #27122 (In Stock)
Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva White (1 Liter) Perucchi Vermouth Gran Reserva White (1 Liter)

A compelling sweet wine from Spain's first (1876) vermouth maker.  Aromas and flavors scream "Christmas" with notes of gingerbread, marzipan, mulled apples, bitter orange, and lots of cinnamon and mint.  Luxurious and richly textured, this has a fine bitter edge that grows on the finish as the sweetness fades.  Really good with soda water or tonic on the rocks or in any cocktail where you want a ginger/cinnamon/orange note.

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