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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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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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Joseph Puig Terra Alta Rouge (Carinena) 2011 Product #28372 (In Stock)
Joseph Puig Terra Alta Rouge (Carinena) 2011 Joseph Puig Terra Alta Rouge (Carinena) 2011

While Grenache covers more ground (and Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah get more attention), many people (well, me, anyway) think Carignan is the red grape that makes the reds of Priorat, Montsant, and Terra Alto so interesting and distinct.  Here, Joseph Puig has delivered a wonderfully ripe Carignan from Terra Alta, bursting with its characteristic blueberry and black raspberry fruit and finishing with a traditional touch of warm slate minerality.  But, unlike most 100% Carignan wines, there's nothing rustic, hard, or "grabby" about this beauty - just pure fruit, a lush texture, and soft, easy-going, structure built as much on the fresh acidity and the fine tannins at the end.  "Easy drinking" and "Carignan" don't often appear in the same sentence, but that's what you'll find here in this ripe, fruit-filled, and characterful red.

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Joseph Puig Rioja Tinto (Tempranillo) 2011 Product #27596 (In Stock)
Joseph Puig Rioja Tinto (Tempranillo) 2011 Joseph Puig Rioja Tinto (Tempranillo) 2011

An exciting new project from Priorat's Joseph Puig, this line-up of wines made for him by friends from his 40+ years in the business delivers lovely wines at strikingly good prices.  His Rioja is 100% Tempranillo, ripened to perfection, and then aged in 400 liter new French oak barrels for just 4 months. The flavors and aromas here are textbook Tempranillo - sappy, savory, meaty and bursting with purple fruit and a hint of lavender.  The texture is very pure with snappy acids and fine-grained tannins.  Drink it cool as a solo refresher or let it warm up and gain some heft for a wide range of foods.  As Joseph told us, this is Rioja tamed by a Catalan!

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
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