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Le Paradou Grenache 2011 Product #28179 (In Stock)
Le Paradou Grenache 2011 Le Paradou Grenache 2011

A project of importer Eric Solomon and Ventoux's Frederic Chaudiere, this comes from 40-60 year-old Grenache growing in high-altitude vineyards named for a 400 year-old farmhouse.  Bursting with ripe, juicy, strawberry and cherry fruit with rich accents of damp earth and cracked black pepper.  It's full in texture and flavor, but with plenty of body but also a nice sappy freshness.  A bold bistro red to enjoy with or without food.

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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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Cantina Dorgali Cannonau di Sardegna Isalle 2011 Product #27958 (In Stock)
Cantina Dorgali Cannonau di Sardegna Isalle 2011 Cantina Dorgali Cannonau di Sardegna Isalle 2011

If you ask them, Sardinians will tell you that Spain's Garnacha grape actually was first domesticated on their Mediterranean Island (the folks in Spain will not agree!).  As in Spain, the vines grow here in short, stubby, bushes and thrive in places too hot and dry for other grapes.  This fine example delivers classic notes of kirsch, cherry, and blackberry with just a touch of herb.  In the mouth, it's full bodied and round and full of dark red fruit, spice, and mineral flavors with accents of roasted coffee and chocolate.  The firm tannins make it a great match for roast lamb or any dish with olives.

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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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Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013 Product #28126 (In Stock)
Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013 Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013

Once again, one of the most compelling white Rhone Ranger wines we know of.  After back-to-back 90 point ratings from Tanzer, the 2013 cranks up the intensity and precision to new levels.  As Shane says, "The aromatics present an intriguing blend of honeysuckle, guava, lemon zest, and wet stone. Bright and fresh acidity harness a combination of papaya, beeswax, and kaffir lime. Accents of honey, peach, and stone fruits linger at the zesty finish."

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Department 66 (Dave Phinney) D66 Grenache 2010 Product #27855 (In Stock)
Department 66 (Dave Phinney) D66 Grenache 2010 Department 66 (Dave Phinney) D66 Grenache 2010

One of the reasons Dave chose to cash out of Orin Swift was to fund this project, a set of vineyards and new winery located in Maury, France, close to the Spanish border and nestled in the Pyrnes-Orientales. Dave now owns 235 acres of mostly 60+ year-old Grenache vines with a little Syrah and Carignan. With poor, rocky soils, these old vines struggle to produce low yields of super-ripe grapes – and Dave knows what to do with those!  Not a lot of finesse here, but plenty of powerful fruit and spice.

“A modern style, offering intense, powerful flavors of roasted plum, dark cherry and kirsch, with boysenberry. Asian spice, cream and dark chocolate accents that are very rich, leading to the long and muscular finish which exudes a concentrated spiciness. Drink now through 2020.”Wine Spectator 93 points

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