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Vinedos De Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2009 Product #26419 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2009 Vinedos De Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2009

Silvia Puig makes Akyles with the fruit of yonger vines growing on steeply sloped vineyards covered in Priorat’s distinctive shattered red and black slate called “llicorella.”  It’s a blend of 45% Garnatxa Negre and Garnatxa Peluda (“hairy Grenache”) plus 40% Carinena and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.  The 2009 aged for 10 months in 400 liter used French oak barrels and has now had nearly 3 years in bottle to soften and open up.

Now the layered aromas of lavender, violets, and purple plum and berry fruit burst from the glass.  In the mouth, the texture and shape of the wine are exiting, with mouthcoating, lush, fruit over notes of melted rock, slate, bitter chocolate and just a hint of mint.  While the fruit is sweet and ripe, the acidity and minerality make this a savory wine of great focus and detail.  The bright acids and supple tannins flow all the way to the end where a bitter chocolate note lingers.  The kind of “serious” wine that’s fun to drink and makes you come back again and again.

"Glass-staining ruby. Spicy cherry, blackberry and cracked pepper on the nose, with a subtle incense quality adding complexity. Bright and energetic for the vintage, owing to sharply focused dark berry and floral pastille flavors and zesty spiciness. A suggestion of violet candy builds on a mildly tannic finish of black pepper and floral notes."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Product #25693 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009

Always rich and complex, Negre has just a touch more volume, intensity, and power in the warm 2009 vintage.  There’s plenty of generous fruit and spice here, but it’s the stony mineral character that makes it special.  Drink it now with roasted or grilled meat while a few bottles gain more complexity and definition in cellar for a decade.

“Celler Cecilio is the oldest registered winery in Priorat. The 2009 Negre is the same blend as the 2008 (50% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and received the identical elevage (fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak). Reflecting the better vintage, it offers up a racy bouquet of cherry blossoms, incense, black cherry, black raspberry, and lavender. More structured and concentrated than the 2008, it will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle age and provide enjoyment through 2019.”Wine Advocate 91 points

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Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Priorato 2011 Product #27028 (In Stock)
Alvaro Palacios  Les Terrasses Priorato 2011 Alvaro Palacios  Les Terrasses Priorato 2011

Another great release for this 3-time 92 point (Tanzer) Priorat classic. Very similar to the power house 2009, with deep aromas of cherry, blackberry, flowers and mineral and full-bodied, fleshy, black fruit, licorice and hot stone flavors.  Rich and very long with more than enough firm minerality to support the lush, opulent, fruit and an attractive black fruit, licorice, tobacco finish.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2012 Product #28133 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2012 En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2012

The 2012 ENV Garnaxta Blanca is, flat out, the best 100% Grenache Blanc I’ve ever tasted.  It’s wildly complex and chameleon-like, with the aromas and flavors changing constantly over the course of a meal.  At the core are ripe fruits like grilled pineapple, passion fruit, spicy pear, and tangy peach.  Fresh, exotic, floral notes show on the nose and flavors like thyme flower, dried honey, honeysuckle, tarragon, and fennel frond/anise weave in and out with each sip.  The texture is simply lovely, with plenty of creamy richness balanced by brisk citric acids and plenty of salty mineral accents.  The wild ride of constantly shifting flavors ends with a mouthwatering, lingering, almost savory finish that draws you back again and again.  A brilliant wine to enjoy with any dish dressed with a citrusy sauce or to sip with seafood tapas.

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Vinedos De Ithaca Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011 Product #25768 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca  Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011 Vinedos De Ithaca  Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011

It's hard to find words to explain just how good this unusual white Priorat is.  Sylvia Puig has created a complex, exotic, dry white that will blow your mind at table. Complex aromas of mineral driven spiced white peach and peppered lemon zest float out of the glass. Delicious round flavors of yellow pear, white raisin and almonds. The finish is pretty much endless.  Yes, it's really worth the price.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011 Product #27333 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011 En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011

Zowie.  That's about the only reaction I can offer to tasting this again last week.  Silvia Puig's Priorat "garage" white very nearly literally explodes in the glass with layers and layers of exotic fruit - passion fruit, star fruit, mango - and a completely captivating layer of crushed fennel frond.  Chalk and smoked stone notes give even more complexity to this rich, but vibrant, and very rare white.  Just 353 bottles made.

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Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009 Product #27595 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009 Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009

Petite winemaker Silvia Puig once again delivers a brilliant pairing of monstrous structure with striking purity of fruit and focus in her 2009 flagship Priorat.  Aromas and flavors of sweet red and dark berry fruit with notes of warm slate, spice, and a touch of black tea.  The bright acidity makes your mouth water, lifts the flavors, and creates striking delineation in this brilliant, intense, red. For the cellar or big food.

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Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat 2004 Product #20799 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat 2004 Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat 2004

Another brilliant wine from Silvia Puig, and drinking beautifully right now!

"Youthful purple color. Red- and blackcurrant on the nose, with suave incense, cocoa and floral qualities. Tightly wound on entry but gains flesh and sweetness in the middle palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and silky texture. Nicely focused, low-fat wine with very good back-end lift and finishing minerality. The tannins are nicely hidden by the fresh fruit. Much more about finesse than power, and ready to drink."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Product #23588 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003

Celler Cecilio is based in Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. They are a family business that has been dedicated to the wine production since 1942 when the firm was first founded by Cecilio Vicent, the father of the present owner, August Vicent. Their vineyards, which are planted on terraces of steep slopes typical from this area, total of 8 hectares, of which 3 hectares are Garnacha, 3 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 hectares Carinena.

The estate's flagship wine from the 2003 vintage is a stunner.  Certainly ripe, there's a big burst of blueberry and dark black cherry fruit here.  But, there's also plenty of classic smoky slate and herb Priorat character as well.  Great wine for rich food.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Syrah 2011 Product #27412 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig's "garage project" included 262 bottles of perfectly ripe and utterly compelling Syrah in 2011.  Explosive aromas and flavors of black plum and blackberry take center stage now but Syrah's meaty/gamey side is hiding underneath along with warm slate minerality.  Very focused for this level of ripeness - you'll never guess the alcohol! - and with a long, supple, finish.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Garnatxa Negre 2011 Product #27414 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig made just 219 bottles (not cases!) of this 100% Garnatxa Negra red that explodes with dark, dusky, red fruit and fantastic minerality - more of a mineral component, in fact, than I've ever seen in Grenache before.  The luscious red fruit and warm slate aromas get complexity from a rich earthy undertone and firm tannins provide support.  Enjoy this now with bold foods or wait a few years.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 1.5l 2011 Product #27476 (In Stock)

Magnum!  Silvia Puig's 100% Carinena from the steep, rocky, vineyards of Priorat, is a blockbuster.  The most mineral and intensely structured of her 4 "garage" wines, this is densely packed with blackberry and black raspberry fruit, hot stones, roasted strawberries and fresh rosemary and lavender notes.  A big wine but very mineral and firmly tannic, this will be great with paella or lamb.

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