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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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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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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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Clua Mas D'en Pol Negre 2012 Product #28649 (In Stock)
Clua Mas D'en Pol Negre 2012 Clua Mas D'en Pol Negre 2012

It’s a little hard to communicate how exciting we found the new release of Xavier Clua’s unoaked blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot.  My tasting note isn’t bad:  “Here there’s loads of ripe, tangy, fruit – pomegranate syrup, black raspberry and blood orange – that’s very intense and at once super sweet and super tangy. Tangy pomegranate, raspberry juice, and more blood orange well up on the mouthwatering finish with just a wisp of soft, ripe, tannin and spice.  For sipping, parties, or almost any kind of fresh, grilled, or roasted food.”

But it’s actually even more exciting than that.  This is the kind of complete wine that will feel friendly and fun when all you want is something to sip but deliver more complexity and character when you have it with a meal.

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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 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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Josep Serra Monsant Octonia Negre 2009 Product #28095 (In Stock)
Josep Serra Monsant Octonia Negre 2009 Josep Serra Monsant Octonia Negre 2009

For the first release of his own wine, Octonia, well-known Priorat and Monsant consulting winemaker Josep Serra spare no effort or expense.  The fruit is from 70 year-old vines growing in Monsant, just outside Priorat.  A blend of 50% Garnacha Fina, 35% Garnacha Peluda (“Hairy Grenache”), and 15% Mazuelo ferments and ages in 400 liter French oak barrels sourced from the same coopers used by Haut Brion in Bordeaux.  After 16 months aging, the wine is bottled without fining and filtration.

The result is a blockbuster, the most exciting wine from Monsant I can ever recall tasting.  Big, generous, aromas of black fruit, roasted meat, pan juices and smoke open the show.  The savory, meaty, notes run through the deep, powerful, palate of black plum, blackberry, and black raspberry fruit.  A broad streak of hot stone minerality comes up to support the fruit and big flavors of blackberry, blood orange, roasted meat, and iron explode on the long, intense, finish.  With air, the roasted meat notes clarify and the wine gains even more purity of luscious fruit and warming spice and stone.  Decant and drink now or cellar for 10 years.  A simply brilliant wine, but very limited.

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Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml) Product #25259 (In Stock)
Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml) Mas Estela Just Dolc Negre (500ml)

Here’s a wildly delicious sweet red from one of our favorite artisanal producers in Catalonia.  This is 100% old vine Black Garnacha, organically grown and harvested late for super ripeness.  After fermentation (which leaves plenty of sugar), the wine seeps on its skins for 60+ days and then ages for a year in glass demi-johns – outside in the sun, wind, and cold.  The result is a lush mouthful of crushed black raspberry fruit with plenty of coffee and cocoa accents and a finish that goes on forever.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 2011 Product #27413 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 2011 En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 2011

"Samso" or Carenena are Catalan names for the grape the French call Carignan, the backbone of all great Priorat.  This 100% Samso is bold, black, and powerful with intense blackberry and blueberry fruit, hints of balsamic, and loads of classic Priorat minerality.  Big on the palate and big tannins at the end make this a great candidate to cellar for a while or enjoy now with robust foods.

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