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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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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 Do Avo Ribeiro Blanco 2015 Product #31838 (In Stock)

A blend of treixadura, Albarino, and Godello from up to 70 year old vines from right near the Portugese border, this is a tropical fruit party in your mouth! Fresh, clean aromas of orange zest and lemon pulp invite you in for a sip. On the palate there are lovely flavors of pineapple and melon. This feels nicely round and full, but finishes clean and dry. Perfect for seafood or just sipping before dinner.

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Ijalba Rioja Viura Genoli Blanco 2014 Product #30627 (In Stock)
Ijalba Rioja Viura Genoli Blanco 2014 Ijalba Rioja Viura Genoli Blanco 2014

A great example of how refreshing and fun white Rioja can be when it's not too ripe or over-oaked.  Here 100% Viura sees no oak at all, and that lets the crisp, ripe, pear, apple, and stone fruit flavors shine through. The fruit pumps on through the generous finish where a touch of dusty stone adds interest. Try it with seafood, salads, or just warm afternoons!

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Vina Galana Garnacha Tintorera 2014 Product #31687 (In Stock)

What the Spanish call Garnacha Tintorera, the French call Alicante Bouschet, the red-fleshed crossing of Garnacha and Petit Bouschet in 1866.  Here it's delivering plenty of Grenache-like fruit - think oven-warmed cherry and strawberry - with extra complexity from Bouschet's characteristic herbal, savory, character.  No oak here, so lots of ripe and juicy primary fruit that courses across your palate towards a chalky, dusty, finish.  Fun sipper and with food.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Envinate Benje Tinto Tenerife 2015 Product #31787 (In Stock)
Envinate Benje Tinto Tenerife 2015 Envinate Benje Tinto Tenerife 2015

This very hot collaboration's first red from Tenerife blends 70-120 year-old Listan Prieto with a bit of Tintilla.  Pretty much the definition of a "savory" wine here, with tangy cherry, tea, and a bit of funk on the nose and palate, mouthwatering acids and a fine dusting of tannin under the squirt of fresh cherry juicy on the finish. This will shine with mussels, shrimp, or chicken and mushrooms.

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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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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2014 Product #31055 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig made just 827 bottles of our favorite all-around Priorat red in the cool, fresh, 2014 vintage.  It's 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).  The vintage gives this more energy and zip than previous releases, but there's no shortage of pure Priorat power.

Big, classically Priorat, aromas of spice, chocolate, blackberry, raspberry and baked plum really jump from the glass.  In the mouth it's rich and ripe with oodles of blue-black fruit, more chocolate and spice, and accents of tangy blueberry, blood orange and pomegranate.  Chewy and dense right on through the very long finish with notes of blackberry, plum, and flambéed cherries lingering on and on.  This will drink young and repay 10-15 years in cellar.

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