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Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 187ml Product #30969 (In Stock)
Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 187ml Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 187ml

The world's only commercial Vermouth with zero added sugar is a bit bracing on it's own.  Very good base wine gives freshness while cold maceration with herbs and wormwood - the main bittering agent - adds herbal/olive savory notes that really linger. Give it a splash of tonic and a twist of orange and you'll enjoy one of the world's best low-alcohol cocktails! Perfect freshness in a smaller package!

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Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 187ml Product #30971 (In Stock)
Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 187ml Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 187ml

A traditional "rojo" - red and sweet - vermouth enjoyed daily in Catalonia during "vermouth hour" - after lunch and before cocktails.  Loads of wormwood for bittering plus rich cola, cherry, orange, and baking spice aromas and flavors that will shine with tonic or soda, in bourbon or rye, or just on the rocks.  The classic match is potato chips - give it a try!

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Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Product #29496 (In Stock)
Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012 Tres Ojos Old Vines Garnacha Calatayud 2012

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.

The 2011 edition was one of our best-selling red value favorites of both 2013 and 2014, and the new vintage cranks up the intensity and depth even more.  The aromas are robust 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 fruit, hints of dark chocolate 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.  Supple enough for a party, structured enough for most anything you’ll pull off the grill, and a steal of a deal, too!

"A very honest, fresh and fruit-driven red with aromas of cherries, garrigue and thyme with a medium-bodied palate, some weight and tannins that would do better with food. This is a red that sells for a song."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014 Product #29984 (In Stock)
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2014

Robert Parker called the 2011 edition of this perennial favorite value red, “Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world.”  The 2014 edition harkens back to the extra layer of richness, ripeness and power that elevated the ’11 to 90 point status (vs. the “regular” 89 points Parker gives it).  As always, it’s a blend of 85% Garnacha and 15% Tempranillo, all grown on the dusty, barren, soils of Spain’s Campo de Borja region.  Naturally grown, hand harvested, and fermented and aged all in tank, it’s a perfect blend of rich, ripe, fruit and stylish, refreshing, structure.

In 2014, the fruit returns to the darker shades found in the 2011, with loads of juicy black raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors with accents of crushed violets, white pepper, and sweet spice. It's smooth and supple on the palate with mouthfilling heft and juicy, mouthwatering, freshness.  It finishes smooth and with light, ripe, tannins, leaving notes of blackberry, pepper, and spice lingering behind. A whole lot of wine - and fun - for the money!

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Bodega Nino Jesus Figaro Tinto 2013 Product #30784 (In Stock)
Bodega Nino Jesus Figaro Tinto 2013 Bodega Nino Jesus Figaro Tinto 2013

The 2013 Figaro is a great introduction to the old vines of Spain's Calatayud and just an all-around great “House Red” to enjoy this year.  The low-yielding old Garnacha vines give this wonderful ripeness and concentration, with big aromas and flavors of baked strawberry, dark black cherry, dried flowers, and cracked pepper.  The cool nights and fermentation in steel tank lock in the fruit and keep it fresh and vibrant, while a short stay in oak barrels rounds off the edges and adds a lovely burst of sweet spice on the juicy, lightly chewy, finish.  

Drink it cool and you’ll love the almost sangria-like fruitiness.  Let it come up to room temperatures, and watch this fill your mouth with generous fruit and spice and pair perfectly with most any meat, fish, or vegetable coming off the grill.  A great all-purpose red to enjoy anytime!

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Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Product #30618 (In Stock)
Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011 Finca Antigua Tempranillo La Mancha 2011

A classic Spanish red with plenty of gutsy fruit and a just right touch of oaky vanilla.  Finishes chewy and fun!

"Pungent aromas of redcurrant and dried cherry. Peppery and nicely focused, offering bitter cherry and dark chocolate flavors and a sweetening touch of vanilla. Dusty tannins give shape to the rather rigid finish, with the cherry note echoing."  Vinous (Reynolds) 87 points

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Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Product #29655 (In Stock)
Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012 Bobal De Sanjuan Vinas Viejas 2012

Big and rich with plenty of power and a nice floral note, too.

"This 100% Bobal (60 to 80-year-old vines), aged four months in concrete, represents a terrific buy. It possesses excellent delineation as well as lots of blueberry and sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of chalk and strawberries. Medium-bodied and fruity with attractive texture as well as purity, it should drink well for several years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013 Product #30119 (In Stock)
Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013 Vina Galana Tempranillo 2013

Not to serious package for this not too serious (but very delicious!) no-oak Tempranillo.  Generous aromas of cherry, black raspberry and leather with a hint of licorice.  Then bold, rich, flavors of black plum and chocolate with juicy floral and licorice accents that gain strength on the finish.  Plenty of heft and firm, focused, tannins make this a great burger/chop choice but fun to just sip, too.

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Vallegarcia Petit Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2011 Product #30966 (In Stock)
Vallegarcia Petit Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2011 Vallegarcia Petit Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2011

Who'd have thought that the heart of Spain's Montes de Toledo region would be the place to find a delicious Cabernet-based red?  The Advocate got the quality level right, but don't sweat the "herb" comments - this delivers loads of ripe currant and berry fruit with big spice notes and a smooth, generous, finish.  A stellar value!

"A (Bordeaux) blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot aged for eight months in oak barrels. The wine has a strong bell pepper strike, intensely vegetal and herbal, in a left-bank style with a core of red cherries. The palate is light to medium-bodied, quite fluid, highly drinkable and tasty, ending mineral. This is great value Bordeaux blend."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Antxiola Txakoli 2015 Product #30890 (In Stock)
Antxiola Txakoli 2015 Antxiola Txakoli 2015

Txakoli is a fresh, zippy style of wine from Spain’s Basque country.  Like Vinho Verde, it’s just slightly fizzy, but not fully sparkling.  But unlike its Portuguese cousin, it’s bone dry, bracingly tart, and very mineral, with aromas of lime skin and something fresh and salty reminiscent of the beach.  This great value Txakoli is a natural match for fresh seafood - or try it with sushi!

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Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015 Product #30902 (In Stock)
Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015 Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2015

Better known under it's Rioja name of Viura, Macabeo flies under the radar as a main or blending grape in white Rioja, Cava, and other regional wines.  British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has dubbed it "the Cinderella grape" in recognition of the way Macabeo is coming out of the shadows now and being allowed to shine on it's own.

This is a fine example from 35 year-old vines in Calatayud, not far from Rioja. You'll find Macabeo's signature notes of peach, orange, and almond here lifted by a note of juicy lemon.  Rich and creamy on the palate with good weight and a nice, refreshing, dusty minerality on the generous finish.  This will be especially delicious with fresh water fish done with butter and nuts or even with richer dishes like salmon.

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Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV Product #23944 (In Stock)
Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV Finca Valldosera Cava Brut Nature NV

The price-quality-ratio here is just absurd. Toasty and yeasty on the nose then fantastically complex apple and golden fruit flavors with plenty of yeast/bread dough flavors.  Stunning levels of fruit for a no-dosage wine and the kind of creamy, silky, texture normally only found in $40 Champagne.  Super friendly, you can drink this like Prosecco if you like, but it's more than sophisticated enough to warrant close attention.

"Finca Valldosera is a boutique producer (5000 cases total production) of high-class Cava. All three of the above Cavas are Brut Nature meaning they have received zero dosage. The Non-Vintage Brut Nature is a blend of 45% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 10% Parellada, 10% Chardonnay, and 5% Subirat Parent with 10% of the Xarel-lo barrel-fermented and aged. The wine remained sur lie for 24 months and was hand-riddled. It offers up an enticing nose of brioche, smoked nuts, and assorted white fruits. Displaying small persistent bubbles, a smooth texture, and excellent balance, this tasty Cava over-delivers in a big way."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013 Product #30492 (In Stock)
Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013 Bodegas Castano Solanera Monastrell VV Yecla 2013

"Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 % Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal parts in tank and the other half in French oak. The Solanera, which comes from relatively high-altitude limestone soils at 900 meters, has a dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness. The oak is well concealed by the lavish fruit–the wine just amazing. Drink it over the next 2-3 years, as these powerhouses are best consumed in their exuberant and extroverted youth."Wine Advocate 92 points

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El Escoces Volante Es Lo Que Hay Garnacha Vv 2013 Product #30881 (In Stock)
El Escoces Volante Es Lo Que Hay Garnacha Vv 2013 El Escoces Volante Es Lo Que Hay Garnacha Vv 2013

The name translates to, "It is what it is," an expression used to shrug off worries and enjoy life today.  And this juicy, ripe, Garnacha is certainly something to enjoy.  Generous aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry and dark cherry shine in this deeply concentrated red from 40+ year-old vines.  Light tannins give enough support for food, but don't get in the way of delicious solo sipping.

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Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 1l Product #30968 (In Stock)
Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 1l Miro Vermut De Reus Extra Seco NV 1l

The world's only commercial Vermouth with zero added sugar is a bit bracing on it's own.  Very good base wine gives freshness while cold maceration with herbs and wormwood - the main bittering agent - adds herbal/olive savory notes that really linger. Give it a splash of tonic and a twist of orange and you'll enjoy one of the world's best low-alcohol cocktails! Complex and captivating.

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Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 1l Product #30970 (In Stock)
Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 1l Miro Vermut De Reus Rojo NV 1l

A traditional "rojo" - red and sweet - vermouth enjoyed daily in Catalonia during "vermouth hour" - after lunch and before cocktails.  Loads of wormwood for bittering plus rich cola, cherry, orange, and baking spice aromas and flavors that will shine with tonic or soda, in bourbon or rye, or just on the rocks.  The classic match is potato chips - give it a try!

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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines 2013 Product #31118 (In Stock)
Bodegas Breca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines 2013 Bodegas Breca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines 2013

From 70+ year-old vines; big, fleshy, and loaded with fruit.

"Made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945.  Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red berries, candied flowers and Asian spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, offering intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of vanilla. Clings with impressive authority on the finish, which features supple tannins and lingering floral character. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then went through malolactic fermentation and 21 months of aging in used French oak barriques. Yields here were reportedly less than a ton per acre in this vintage."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

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Finca Valldosera Cava MS 4.7 Brut Nature NV Product #23945 (In Stock)
Finca Valldosera Cava MS 4.7 Brut Nature NV Finca Valldosera Cava MS 4.7 Brut Nature NV

Want to have a little fun?  Serve the Finca Valldosera Cava MS 4.7 Brut Nature blind to a Champagne lover.  They'll swear it's a top quality NV Champagne - and probably won't believe you when you tell them what you paid! Stunningly sophisticated, you'll find classic Champagne notes of brioche and toast plus notes of fennel and licorice.  Clean, crisp, and oh-so-elegant, this dances on the palate and delivers a long, complex, finish laden with toast and a hint of licorice. The beautiful color and fine bead keep you thinking Champagne.  The review below is from a releases ago, but still spot on!

"The Non-Vintage MS 4.7 Gran Reserva Brut Nature is the same blend as the Brut Nature cuvee but was selected from the estate’s best vineyards and spent 30 months sur lie. A bit deeper in color and more refined aromatically, it reveals an alluring palate of lemon-lime, toasted almonds, and floral notes. Mouth-filling and impeccably balanced, this superb Cava is an outstanding value meant for drinking over the next 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Envinate Lousas de Aldea Ribera Sacra Galicia 2014 Product #31160 (In Stock)
Envinate Lousas de Aldea Ribera Sacra Galicia 2014 Envinate Lousas de Aldea Ribera Sacra Galicia 2014

The story is complex, the region obscure, the wine astonishingly good. Four friends who met in wine school formed first a consultancy and then a winery, Envinate.  Each partner specializes in wines from different areas of Spain, including the Canary Islands, Tenerife and Ribeira Sacra in Galicia.  Lousas is from Ribeira and blends the region's best red grape, Mencia, with 10% of other local varieties (Merenzao, Brancellao, Caíño, Sousón, Mouratón, Alicante Bouschet/Garnacha Tintorera and others).  The grapes come from multiple vineyards, are harvested at different times, and ferment and age in a range of well-seasoned casks of all kinds of sizes before blending.

The 2014 is loaded with exotic aromas and flavors - cut flowers and sandalwood spice - to go with the super fresh and ripe red berry fruit.  Juicy, pure, complex, and long, this is going to sing with almost anything you put on the table (bet it's delish with fish!) and excite on its own as well.  Please, give this a try.

"Their regional wine, the 2014 Lousas Viñas de Aldea is from their third vintage in Ribeira Sacra, and the third cool vintage in a row, with some rain but with healthy grapes. These are wines of freshness and elegance, their best to date. This is mostly Mencía with some 10% other reds (Merenzao, Brancellao, Caíño, Sousón, Mouratón, Alicante Bouschet/Garnacha Tintorera...) from a diversity of vineyards ranging from 15 to 60 years of age, at 400 to 600 meters altitude in different subzones of Ribeira Sacra. The different vineyards had different ways of fermenting, sometimes with full clusters, some not, but always in small open top containers. The wine matured in a collection of well-seasoned 225- , 228-, 350-, 400- and 500-liter oak barrels with the lees for some 11 months without racking. The nose is really open and floral, with notes of acid berries denoting great freshness. The nose unfurls and shows more complexity, dry rose petals, wet stones, and spices. They have also added some new plots that have contributed to the freshness of the wine. They have achieved their aim at producing fresh and light wines, easy to drink, especially in this 'volume' cuvée. There is a big jump in quality in this vintage, and they have achieved an elegance and balance never seen before; they have polished the rusticity of previous vintages. This is a superb example of approachable, drinkable Ribeira Sacra."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2013 Product #31117 (In Stock)
Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2013 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 2013

Aussie Chris Ringland gives this ripe and gutsy Garnacha a touch of polish and style from time in French oak.

Aged for 17 months in new French and American oak barrels. Opaque purple. Assertive black and blue fruit and licorice pastille scents are brightened by a hint of cracked pepper. Supple and sweet on the palate, offering plush blueberry and cassis flavors and an exotic violet pastille quality. Blends richness and vivacity smoothly and closes on a gently tannic note, with very good focus and persistence."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

"Ripe cranberry and boysenberry flavors mingle with vanilla, licorice and toast notes in this expressive red. The plush texture is supported by light, firm tannins and lively acidity. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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