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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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Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2016 Product #32313 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2016 Bodegas Luis Canas Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2016

If you enjoy the rich texture of barrel fermented Chardonnay but crave a bit of Sauvignon Blanc’s citrus fruit, cut, and refreshment during warm Summer months, this delicious, barrel aged, Viura is going to delight.  It's a simply delicious white Rioja that’s bursting with fresh lemon zest, apricot, and lime fruit around a core of lemon custard plus just a touch of exotic fresh coconut nuance.  Give it a little air, and notes of dried grapefruit, beeswax, and honeysuckle emerge on the nose and more citrus peel and spicy ginger come out on the palate and juicy, refreshing, finish.  Every vintage reviewed by Vinous has earned 90 or 91 points - and this is the best yet. Crazy complex and delicious for the price.

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Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Product #28953 (In Stock)
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV Bohigas Cava Brut Reserve NV

There's an element of class and style here you just don't often find in value-priced bubbles.  Authentic, delicious, and very well-priced.

"A family-owned winery whose origins date back to the 13th century, Fermi Bohigas owns over 240 acres of organically farmed vineyards in Catalunya. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Product #32117 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Casa Benasal Elegant Tinto 2014

Not the most “impressive” or “important” wine in this set, but very much a favorite!  The Casa Benasal vineyard is just down the road from the main Pago Casa Gran estate and the site of a winery built more than 300 years ago.  While the vines aren’t quite that old, you can taste the concentration and class that comes from mature vines on a great site.  All organic farming with year-round cover crops to encourage balance in the vines plus low-impact wine making that gets all the goodness of the grapes into the bottle intact.  A blend of 40% Monestrell, 40% Garnacha Tintorera and 20% Syrah

I’m not sure what alchemy is at work here, but at first pour this smells like really good Chateauneuf du Pape:  bold crushed raspberry and loads and loads of thyme, lavender, rosemary and black olive.  Then, take a sip and, WOW!, does this taste great.  There’s a big dose of crushed strawberry and raspberry at the core with accents of sweet spice, dried herb, black olive and the barest hint of chocolate.  The freshness and texture are great, with a nice sense of plushness in the midpalate leading to lightly dusty tannins and a pop of raspberry juice on the finish.  Fresh fruity fun here!

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Clua Mas d'En Pol Blanca 2016 Product #32121 (In Stock)
Clua Mas d'En Pol Blanca 2016 Clua Mas d'En Pol Blanca 2016

Xavier Clua crafts this vivid white 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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La Guita En Rama Manzanilla NV 375ml Product #31266 (In Stock)
La Guita En Rama Manzanilla NV 375ml La Guita En Rama Manzanilla NV 375ml

"En Rama" means "raw" and for Sherry that means unfiltered. Manzanilla Sherry is always lighter and more sea shell-like than Fino and bone dry.

"The one thing I thought I'd never see was a bottle of NV Manzanilla La Guita en Rama, an 'en rama' bottling from October 2015. The wine is exclusively from Sanlúcar, mainly from the Pago de Miraflores vineyard. If the regular bottling has seen a prodigious improvement since it was purchased from the Estévez family, the unfiltered version is simply phenomenal. I encountered a first bottle in the north of Spain and I was gobsmacked. The character of brine, green olives and mustard seeds is all there in an amplified way. The palate is medium bodied, as 'flor' eats glycerin and the wine is always sharper, always very dry and intense. This is a selection of 'botas' from centenary 'soleras' in their bodegas Misericordia and Carretera de Jerez, averaging 4.5 years of age."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Product #32118 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014 Pago Casa Gran Falcata Casa Gran Tinto 2014

Ripe, powerful, Garnacha Tintorerea (35%), Monastrell (35%) and Syrah (30%) takes to a little wood well, and here this organic estate in Spain’s Valencia region has used French oak with skill and class.  Each grape varietal and vineyard plot is harvested and fermented separately with gentle, all manual, punchdowns for easy extraction of color and very soft tannins.  Then a crane lifts up the small fermenters so the young wine can drain freely and without pumping into tank and (for 50%) into seasoned French oak.

The oak influence shows up as an extra layer of spice, smoke, and chocolate accents to the dark black cherry, cassis and black raspberry fruit aromas you’ll find pouring from the glass.  This is richer, deeper, darker and creamier than the Elegant Tinto, with bold flavors of dark raspberry and baked strawberry fruit wrapped in layers of vanilla, chocolate and sweet spice.  The ripe fruit and oak are nicely balanced by a band of savory minerality and squirt of berry acids for freshness and focus.  The sword this is named for was as long as a man’s arm, and that’s about how long the wine is, too!

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Vinyes Singulars Cava Brut Nature NV Product #32263 (In Stock)
Vinyes Singulars Cava Brut Nature NV Vinyes Singulars Cava Brut Nature NV

We could spend a lot of time telling you about the natural farming, low yields,carefully concocted blend of Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada, and Champagne style fermentation and aging.  But let's get to the important part:  This is a pretty darn delicious Cava with LOTS of golden apple and yellow stone fruit and a nicely nutty/buttery finish. Fleshy and smooth, it finishes dry and mouthwatering with big flavors lingering.  Well worth a try as a Champagne alternative or just because bubbles are the best!

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Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina White 2015 Product #31021 (In Stock)

With 8 straight 91 point ratings from Vinous, it seems likely the new release is a winner, too!  Vibrant aromas of lime zest, Granny Smith, white flower and chalk lead to zesty flavors of citrus, apricot, passion fruit, and salty mineral that get more powerful with air (and as the light prickle of CO2 blows off).  A tarragon note emerges on the bone dry, energetic finish.  Great choice for shellfish and summer.

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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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Tio Pepe Fino Sherry Product #22566 (In Stock)
Tio Pepe Fino Sherry Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

Tio Pepe is the world's best-selling Fino Sherry, and one sip will show you why.  Produced by Gonzalez Byass from solaras begun in 1842, this is quintessential Fino sherry - light, very dry, and loaded with aromas and flavors of green olive and almond.  A great wine with fish and tapas, serve this cold from the fridge and drink it over 3-5 days after opening.  A classic.

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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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Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012 Product #32119 (In Stock)
Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012 Pago Casa Gran Falcata Arenal Tinto 2012

“Arenal” refers to the sandy, free-draining, soils where Pago Casa Gran grows the grapes for this organically farmed blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monestrell.  “Falcata” is the name of a special sword that was common in Valencia hundreds of years ago.  Each blade was made to measure for an individual warrior, forged and trimmed to be the same length as their arm.  When the fighter died, his blade was buried with him.

Winemaker Carlos Laso crafts his Arenal to reflect the region’s heritage by marrying the purity and elegance of well-drained, sandy, soils with Valencia’s intense ripeness and lots of minerality and spice from 14 months in French oak.  The wine is dark and deeply colored with powerful aromas of ink, dark black raspberry and a hint of mint.  On the palate it fills your mouth with deep dark fruit complicated by accents of earth, licorice, and chocolate.  The firm, powerful, finish makes it easy to see how this will develop over the next 10 years, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it now with grilled lamb!

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Hidalgo Gobernador Jerez Olorosso Seco NV Product #31265 (In Stock)
Hidalgo Gobernador Jerez Olorosso Seco NV Hidalgo Gobernador Jerez Olorosso Seco NV

As Wine Advocate explains, "Emilio Hidalgo founded his bodega in the center of Jerez in 1874, where it is still managed by the fifth generation of the family. They have an impressive range of wines, with some of the original soleras containing wines over 100 years old."  This is a wonderfully rich - but bone dry - Oloroso that spends one year under flor before aging a total of 12 years in cask.  Pretty citrus-like fruit with notes of green tea, walnut and dry caramel and a finish that sails on and on.

 

 

For an earlier release, but still on point! "Notes of anise and clove distinguish this robust Oloroso, accenting its salinity. It recalls the coasts of Jerez with aromas and flavors of iodine, salt and the signature earthy dampness of Hidalgo's very old soleras. Firm on the palate, with sharp acidity that penetrates the depths of the wine's flavors, this would be delicious with clams sautéed in olive oil and garlic."Wine & Spirits 94 points

For an earlier release, but still accurate! "Shows lovely focus and persistence, with a prominent thread of bitter almond that runs from start to finish, while singed clove, dried orange peel, juniper, roasted cedar and ginger notes fill in the remaining space. Long finish."Wine Spectator 92 points

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2015 Product #31540 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2015 En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2015

“AiAiAi” is the kind of thing you say with a smile when something surprising happens, and tasting Silvia Puig’s 2015 “baby” Priorat and then seeing the very reasonable price certainly qualifies!  Tiny production – just 3,216 bottles in 2015.

I don’t think I can improve upon my note from our first taste of 2015 AiAiAi:  “Even though it's dead young, the nose is already giving with bold aromas of roasted red berries - raspberry, strawberry - dark red flowers and a big dose of Priorat's signature warm slate.  The flavors are classic Priorat, too - actually, classic $50-$70 Priorat.  Super rich roasted red fruit, sweet spice, a hint of vanilla bean, and a bit of cracked pepper with a texture that enters pure and precise, expands to fully coat the inside of your mouth and then draws back into clear focus with delicious, ripe, chewy, tannins.  Finish goes on with raspberry jam, slate, and more lingering.  Not a trace of heat.  What a delicious wine!”

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En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2015 Product #30988 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2015 En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2015

Silvia Puig's 2015 Garnaxta Blanca starts with very old bush-trained vines growing on small terraces running up and down Priorat’s jumbled hills.  The vines poke out of a cover of broken red and brown slate with flecks of mica called “llicorella” that gives the fruit an almost salty, minerally, feel.  Hot, sunny, days drive ripening while cool, clear, nights maintain freshness.  Fermentation and aging in large French oak casks adds roundness while time in clay amphora gives a portion of the wine a rich, exotic, feel.

The 2015 is very young right now and while it’s already delicious, I think it will be better still this Fall and through 2020+.  Big aromas of green pineapple, apricot, fresh peach, fennel frond and salty stone carry on through a luxuriously textured, mouth-coating, palate.  Notes of spice, orange blossom, and anise emerge for even more complexity as the wine sits in your mouth – and it does sit there for a while as this beauty shows unbelievable palate and finishing length.  A burst of fruity acidity and loads of salty stone minerality bring freshness at the end.  To call it “the best White Grenache in the world” is actually faint praise:  this is a great, great, wine that delivers deep and profound satisfaction.

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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 Classic Priorat Negre 2013 Product #29835 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2013 En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2013

715 bottles made, 384 imported.  As in 2011 and 2012, Silvia’s “Classic” Priorat is, well, “Classic.”  A blend of 65% Garnatxa, 30% Syrah, and 5% Carinyena fermented in open-top 300 liter and 500 liter French oak and then aged 13 months in those same barrels (with the tops back on).  It’s very young now and still a little shy on the nose and compacted on the palate, although the intensity, balance, and velvety texture are all easy to appreciate now.  My note from first tasting with Jonas:

“Dark and spicy fruit, long and rich, amazing power and then amazing finesse.  A “wow wine” with loads of dark, rich, fruit, powerful tannins, and a generous helping of Priorat graphite and slate.  Shockingly supple and sophisticated for its size.  What terrior (sense of place) is.  All in balance.”  Give this 2 or 3 years and enjoy for 20.

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