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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015 Product #31025 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015

A blend of 90% Mourvedre – the earthy black grape made famous in Bandol to the south – plus 10% Grenache grown in stone covered vineyards near the Rhone village of Cairanne.  The ripe fruit is crushed and allowed to ferment on the skins long enough to get rich, deep, color and then pressed off to finish fermenting to dryness in tank.

The brilliant color is deep watermelon red with brick orange highlights.  There’s an earthy, savory, bass note to the dark cherry, ripe watermelon, and luxurious strawberry fruit aromas and flavors with plenty of classic Provençal garrigue (wild thyme, rosemary and lavender) accents.  Bigger and much more deeply flavored and textured on the palate than Grenache-dominant rosés, this has the hearty heft you normally have to go to much more expensive Bandol to find.  But a twist of orange peel and citrusy acids keep the flavors fresh and bright and the long, dry, herb and watermelon-laced finish keep you coming back for more.  Sure, it will quench your thirst nicely on a hot afternoon, but this powerful pink will really sing when you pair it with meaty grilled fish, herb-crusted lamb, or charred vegetables seasoned with a dollop of garlicy aioli.

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Genio Monastrell Roble Jumilla 2014 Product #30603 (In Stock)
Genio Monastrell Roble Jumilla 2014 Genio Monastrell Roble Jumilla 2014

A powerful but not at all overdone Monestrell from that hot, stony, vineyards of Jumilla.  Plum and blackcurrant aromas get accents from a touch of oak and hints of leather and earth.  Rich and dense on the palate with dark black fruit, spicy oak, and dark chocolate flavors that turn juicy and modestly oaky on the raspberry-laced finish. Grill something and enjoy!

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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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Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2012 Product #31015 (In Stock)
Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2012 Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2012

Another great vintage, even better price!  And, for some reason, now in a nice looking wood case, too.

"85% monastrell and 15% cabernet sauvignon.  Made from the estate's oldest monastrell vines, planted back to 1925. Inky ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, incense, potpourri and five-spice powder. Stains the palate with intense boysenberry and cherry compote flavors, given spine and lift by a zesty mineral nuance. Densely packed yet lithe, finishing with outstanding thrust and smooth tannins that build slowly."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"A blend of head-pruned Monastrell with some Cabernet Sauvignon from chalk-rich soils fermented in open stainless-steel vats and aged in barrique for 20 months. You can feel the warmth and ripeness of the year in the aromas of prunes, blackberries, thyme and rosemary accented with plenty of sweet spices and smoky notes from the barrel that might need a little bit more time in bottle. The palate is full-bodied, with powerful tannins lifted by the alcohol on a warm finish. I'd wait a little bit for the bottle to render the puppy fat and allow the oak to better integrate. Drink the 2011 before this wine as it should age well."Wine Advocate 92 points

"This focused red offers a plush texture, with a firm backbone. Black cherry, spice, mineral and leafy flavors mingle harmoniously, with a good balance of well-integrated tannins and acidity. Toast and floral notes linger on the finish. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla 2014 Product #31497 (In Stock)
Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla 2014 Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla 2014

A Benchmark joint venture bottling of Chris Ringland and Spain's Juan Gil winery.  It's a super dark, ripe, and rich 70/30 blend of Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Words like "soft," "plush" and "velvet" always apply here, but in the cool 2014 vintage there's extra freshness to the luxurious black fruit, chocolate, coffee and licorice here.  Plenty of oak, but the fruit to handle it.

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