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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011 Product #27141 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2011

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. And, the 2011 is even tastier than the very fine 2010!  This is 100% Tempranillo, aged 3 years in American Oak, and it delivers loads of honest, unconfected, aromas and flavors with a juicy, zingy, finish.  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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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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Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2013 Product #28542 (In Stock)
Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2013 Mars And Venus Chardonnay 2013

A very nice value Chardonnay that comfortably over-delivers vs. its modest price tag. No oak here, just bushels of clean, crisp, Chardonnay apple and stone fruit with a hint of caramelized pineapple.  Juicy and clean, this is a mid-weight white that's just perfect for parties or weeknight sipping.

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Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Product #28770 (In Stock)
Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012 Dom De Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2012

Here's the kind of value that made Spain famous in the international wine world, but that seems to have vanished in recent years. It's 100% Tempranillo done in tank that, as a Robert Parker said of the 2011, is "a delicious, quasi-fruit bomb offering loads of berry fruit, roasted herb, lavender and earthy, peppery notes."  A fine party or backyard cookout red at a very compelling price.

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Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012 Product #27206 (In Stock)
Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012 Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha 2012

Another great vintage for this perennial "best value" Garnacha from Campo de Borgia.  Powerful, deep aromas of black raspberry and cherry with accents of minerals and fresh cut flowers.  Juicy and fresh in the mouth but with plenty of dark berry and cherry fruit and hints of lavender and liquorice.  Long and clean on the spicy finish over oodles of ripe fruit.  Easy to drink, but worth attending to.

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Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013 Product #28690 (In Stock)
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tinto 2013

Stunning blend of 85% Garnacha and 15% Tempranillo, and long one of our – and Robert Parker’s – “go to” wineries for great value reds, this Campo de Borgia Garnacha specialist has outdone itself with a brilliant 2012.  A perfect bottle to serve to a crowd or sip on its own after a hard day, this will also sing with anything from salmon to burgers or roast pork.

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Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Product #28047 (In Stock)
Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012 Mundo De Yuntero Tempranillo Syrah 2012

A tad bit better and more fun than the Wine Advocate write-up suggests, this charming La Mancha red bursts with blackberry and plum fruit and just touch of complicating spice.  A fruit-forward, fun, wine that's easy to drink and ready to play at your next party or casual meal.

"The 2012 Mundo de Yuntero Tempranillo comes from Cuidad Real from organic vines (including 15% Syrah) and sees no oak contact. It has a clean, fresh boysenberry and small dark cherry nose, while the palate is fleshy and generous on the entry. It finishes a little “generic” but it is a commercially sound Tempranillo at a bargain price."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Product #27782 (In Stock)
Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012 Paso A Paso Tempranillo La Mancha 2012

A straight-ahead, lightly oaked, Tempranillo with good richness, plenty of fruit and spice, and enough acidity to stay fresh.  Nice value.

"Aged for six months in two- and three-year-old French oak. Bright purple. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Lush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors accented by a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes smooth and spicy, with a hint of tannins and good persistence."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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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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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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Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas 2012 Product #28077 (In Stock)
Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas 2012 Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas 2012

A clean, sea breeze, Alabrino with tangy fruit - green melon, apricot, passionfruit and pink grapefruit - with accents of lime zest and green apple.  The fruit is attractive, but the real story here is the zesty, salty, almost seltzery minerality the comes up in the mid-palate and flows across the mouthwatering, saline, finish.  You'll love having a cold glass of this great value at your side while hiding in the shade from a hot summer sun, but it will shine even more with steamed shrimp, clams, or mussles, grilled sardines, or any dish that makes you think of the sea.

"BEST BUY! A yellow straw color. On the nose, the wine shows intense fruity aromas of fresh grapefruit, apricot and melon. In the mouth, Valmiñor combines fruity flavors and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste with elegant aromas and slight spritziness."Wine & Spirits 92 points

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Vina Taboexa Albarino Rias Baixas 2012 Product #27605 (In Stock)
Vina Taboexa Albarino Rias Baixas 2012 Vina Taboexa Albarino Rias Baixas 2012

This fantastic value from Dionysus Imports showcases the sophisticated, crisp side of Albarino. With aromas of lemon and orange zest on the nose, and fantastic acidity and minerality on the palate, this is a wonderfully refreshing Albarino at a great price, perfect for seafood, Thai food, or sipping on the back porch.

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Bodegas Naia Verdejo Rueda 2013 Product #28602 (In Stock)
Bodegas Naia Verdejo Rueda 2013 Bodegas Naia Verdejo Rueda 2013

Another great vintage for this benchmark Rueda Verdejo from old vines (30-90 years) with about 10% of the wine aged in French oak.  Intense aromas of lemon, lime, smoky mineral and fresh herb lead to a mouthful of round orchard fruit - peach, apricot, yellow apple - with accents of fresh flowers and a touch of pear.  Long on the palate and juicy finish where peach and pear skin notes linger nicely over citrusy acids.

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Finca Sandoval Salia 2010 Product #27788 (In Stock)
Finca Sandoval Salia 2010 Finca Sandoval Salia 2010

Another great release here!

"Pungently aromatic, with powerful aromas of cassis, smoky minerals, cracked pepper, violet and olive. Deeply pitched dark berry flavors show a blend of power and vivacity and become sweeter with air. Spicy notes build on the finish, which is chewy, gently tannic and long. Definitely give this wine some air."International Wine Cellar 90+? points

"The 2010 Salia, a blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Garnacha Tintorera and 21% Garnacha Tinta, was aged 11 months in French and American oak, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. This beautiful, dense purple-colored 2010 exhibits a meaty note of beef blood intermixed with attractive, round, supple black fruits, bouquet garni and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, distinctive and complex with a heady finish, its Syrah component no doubt provides the beefy character. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Casal De Arman Ribeiro Tinto 2012 Product #28896 (In Stock)
Casal De Arman Ribeiro Tinto 2012 Casal De Arman Ribeiro Tinto 2012

Glacia's Ribeiro region is becoming known for complex, vibrant, whites but this unique red really impressed us.  It's a blend of Brancellao, Souson and Caino Longo aged for nine months in stainless steel vats. The aromas and flavors are cool and exotic, with intense strawberry and cherry fruit at center stage and accents of clove, licorice, and black pepper.  A note of crumbled tobacco makes you think of Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, but this is more fruit-filled and very, very, delicious.

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Raventos I Blanc Silencis 2012 Product #28014 (In Stock)
Raventos I Blanc Silencis 2012 Raventos I Blanc Silencis 2012

From a new-school Spanish sparkling wine producer trying to bring up the reputation of sparkling wine comes this unique (and still!) Xarelo.  Silencus comes from a blend of 5 different old-vine vineyard sites and is meant to express facets of the grape not usually seen in the inexpensive Cava that usually makes its way to the US.  The acidity is bracing here, and the aromas of pithy lemon and sea air will thrill any lover of crisp Loire Valley whites.  On the palate that briny quality is front and center, making this a natural pairing with any seafood dish.  Unique and fabulous!

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Txomin Etxaniz Getaria Txakoli 2013 Product #28594 (In Stock)
Txomin Etxaniz Getaria Txakoli 2013 Txomin Etxaniz Getaria Txakoli 2013

If you don't drink Txakoli in the summertime...well, you should.  Here's a benchmark example, blending 75% hondarrabi zuri and 25% hondarrabi beltza grapes to deliver generous aromas of citrus, wet stones and flowers.  Then, it's clean, very crisp, and has a little sprits with green apples and citrus fruit complemented by notes of talc and orange zest.

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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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Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Product #27978 (In Stock)
Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008

When journalist Victor de la Serena decided it was time to make wine, rather than just write about it, he decided to do things right.  Working in the hot, dry, Spanish wine region of Manchuela, he purchased Syrah and Mourvedre cuttings from his favorite winery, the great Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and planted those along with a little of the region’s native Bobal.  High-density plantings and meticulous dropping of fruit gave him low yields and careful winemaking with just the right mix of oak delivered a wine with a little modern polish but lots of authentic gutsiness and heart.  The 2008 is ready to go now or anytime over the next 5-8 years.  Our best price ever on this bold, blockbuster, red.

"76% syrah, 13% mourvedre and 11% bobal, planted on chalky soil; aged in 85% French and 15% American oak that ranged from new to three years old. Bright purple. Spicy, highly fragrant nose features perfumed blackberry, violet and orange peel, with hints of smoke and black olive. Really showing the syrah now. Dense, sappy and chewy but surprisingly lithe; the intense red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are at once taut and rich, thanks to zesty minerality. Finishes very suave and long, with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.” International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino 1583 Rias Baixas 2013 Product #28665 (In Stock)
Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino 1583 Rias Baixas 2013 Palacio De Fefinanes Albarino 1583 Rias Baixas 2013

Current owner Juan Gil de Araujo Gonzales de Careaga created this unique and luxurious Albarino as an homage to Gonzalo Sarmiento Valladares, Viscount of Fefinanes, who was born in 1583 and built the castle that holds today’s winery in the early 1600s. You’ll find plenty of classic Albarino fruit, minerality, and freshness here but also another layer of complexity and interest from careful fermentation and brief aging in wood cask. 

The aromas here are compelling - spicy, lightly smoky, scents of apricot, pear, orange and honeydew melon with touches of creamy vanilla and anise.  Fantastic balance in the mouth with a core of sliced lime, peach, and apricot fruit surrounded by just a bare hint of oak and loads of saline mineral.  The finish is super detailed, precise, and long with wood grilled fruit and zesty lemon-lime acidity sailing on and on.  As Wine Advocate said of the 2011, "Albarino from Rias Baixas does not come much better than this."

"Smoky pear and peach pit on the nose, with suave floral, mineral and honey qualities emerging with aeration; I don't sense that oak. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering pliant orchard fruit and orange pith flavors braced by vibrant minerality. Firm, juicy and pure on the penetrating finish, which shows excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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