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Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2011 Product #27497 (In Stock)
Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2011 Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2011

Here's an outstanding value from little-known Calatayud in Spain that will do just as well on the bar for a party as it will with roasted meats or robust sausage.  It's based on 85% Garnacha from 40-50 year old bush-trained vines that have to dig deep into their non-irrigated soils for water and nutrients.  About 7% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo add structure and some black fruit notes and a dash of Syrah give meaty spice.

With another year’s aging, this has just gotten better, richer, and more delicious.  The aromas are pretty and fresh, with generous dollops of raspberry, violet and spice (just from the grapes - no oak used at all!).  The flavors follow with more raspberry and sweet cherry frit and hints of dark chocoalte and more spice.  With air, the fruit gets darker and richer, but a touch of citrusy acid and light, crisp, tannins keeps things fresh even as complex flavors of balsamic and baked strawberry linger.

“Bright purple. Exotic aromas of dark berry preserves, plum and dried flowers Supple and jammy on the palate, offering plush black and blue fruit and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with soft tannins and warm, lingering blue fruit and spice qualities.” International Wine Cellar 88 points

"With a hint of rubber and asphalt, the bouquet on this value wine is generous and topped with blackberry and dark plum aromas. The palate is grabby, with clampy tannins and black-fruit flavors mixed with chocolate and spice. The earthy, lightly herbal finish with rubbery nuances is nice."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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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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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Product #28657 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and luciously ripe raspberries.

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Joseph Puig Montsant Red (Garnacha) 2012 Product #28371 (In Stock)
Joseph Puig Montsant Red (Garnacha) 2012 Joseph Puig Montsant Red (Garnacha) 2012

Joseph Puig's own winery, Vinedos de Ithaca, sits in nearby Priorat, so Montsant is a region he's known long and well.  Here he's selected perfectly ripe Garnatxa Negra and allowed to age for three months in large (400 liter) French oak barrels for a touch of complexity and spice.  The result is a wine with all the ripe, joyful, fruit of a fine Montsant - confit of red raspberry, strawberry, and black cherry - with accents of sweet spice and a touch of milk chocolate.  While the flavors say "Monstant," the texture is much more smooth, soft and supple without any rustic, hard, edges.  A fantastic cookout red for lamb or beef but with enough fruit and spice to sing with BBQ ribs, too!

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Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2011 Product #28721 (In Stock)
Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2011 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2011

The critics’ comments and ratings pretty much speak for themselves here.  We don’t see this kind of agreement across publications often – especially for a wine selling at these prices!

“Expansive, smoke-accented aromas of blackberry and blueberry compote, cola and vanilla bean. Lush and creamy in texture, with palate-staining dark fruit compote flavors complicated by suave oak spices. The smoky quality comes back on the powerful, very long, subtly tannic finish. Shows a lot of intense fruit and seems surprisingly approachable now.”International Wine Cellar 91 points

“A fabulous nose of spring flowers, ground pepper, blackberries and black cherry liqueur is followed by a full-bodied, super-intense wine made from incredibly low yields, and aged 17 months in a combination of French and American oak before being bottled unfiltered. This superb wine easily competes with wines priced two to three times higher. It, too, should drink well for a decade. Drink now – 2023.”Wine Advocate 92 points

“This full-bodied, ripe wine offers blackberry and spiced plum aromas on top of a minerally base. In the mouth, it’s big but fresh and free-flowing. Flavors of black plum and black cherry are lively despite some creamy oak that rises on the finish."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

“This rich red delivers expressive flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and espresso, with a thick texture enlivened by balsamic acidity and supported by well-integrated tannins. Licorice and mineral notes add interest. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made.”Wine Spectator 92 points

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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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