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Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018: It is an honor to present this Alvaro Palacios entry level D.O. Priorat red wine. Being this an extremely very low yield wineyard, it is recognized as one of the most famed Carignan Grenache blend producers. Normally Priorat wines are very expensive, try this entry level and have the best of Catalonia wines!
James Suckling gives 94 Points to Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018: “A layered and very dense Priorat with crushed-raspberry and slate character, as well as black tea. Full body. Ripe yet tight tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.”
Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016: Imagine a very famous french wine Merchant in Bordeux discovering great Malbecs in Mendoza Argentina, that inspired him and his partner to dedicate a whole vineyard to grow a fabulous wine in the limestone terroir of the slopes of Saint Didier Parnac with a gradient as an impressive 20 to 30%, in Cahors, the original home of Malbecs.
Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018: The word “HITO” means stone post, any element which serves to indicate the direction or distance on the roads as serving to delimit boundaries of the land.
Cepa 21 Hito was born as a young wine to complete the range of sophisticated red wines of a modern and innovative winery. Made with the youngest vineyards in the winery, grafted with Tinto Fino clones of the most emblematic vineyards of Bodegas Emilio Moro.
Teso La Monja Romanico 2016: Tinta de Toro is a Spanish grape variety grown in the region of Toro. Its origins date back to Romans times around 2nd century B.C.
After the plague of phylloxera in the 19th century Tinta de Toro managed to survive this disease and many vines in the region are old vines over 200 years old.
As a curiosity, the wine made of Tinta de Toro was the drink chosen for Christopher Columbus’ trip to America. Fray Diego de Deza, original from Toro and private confessor of Elizabeth the Queen (Isabel la Catolica), knew about the properties of this wine (strong alcoholic content and a great capacity for lasting) and chose it for the trip of Columbus to the “Indies”.
In fact, due to the great amount of red wine, one of the ships was named“La Pinta”, because the cellars of the ship were full of this red wine.
Romanico by Teso La Monja is expressive, direct, and accessible, while still representing the varietal character of Tinta de Toro and the unique terroir of D.O. Toro. Well received by wine critics with 93 points by James Suckling as well as 90 points by Jeff Dunnuck and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
An exciting Kosher, Organic, Natural, Sustainable Shiraz made from Hand harvested grapes… bingo! It is made by Richard Harkham who named this wine after his grandmother. Her family moved to Israel from Iraq in the 1920s and she started making natural wines in Israel. Richard continues, now in Australia, the family tradition creating this wine that has been bottled without the use of preservatives or fining agents to convey the full flavors of the Hunter Valley and may show signs of natural sediment. The wine was produced without any sulphite additions yet its is made very much in the classic style of French Syrah wines from the Rhone valley.
Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2016: “Our wines are the offspring of a mountain and wild environment and inherit their explosive minerality from the volcano. Working in the vineyard and in the cellar makes them refined and elegant, of great balance.”
Inama Carmenere Piu 2015: A new wine with a great personality. Inama is the first estate to create an important project with the Carmenere in the Colli Berici area and to give an identity to this variety with a new DOC: Colli Berici.
Carmenere is a variety that is often considered unique to Chile. However, few people know that Carmenere has been widely planted in Italy for a long time, and that in 2009 the DOC Carmenere Colli Berici (in the province of Vicenza) was recognized. It is in fact in the beautiful hills of this region that the Carmenere grape variety has found the ideal place in which to reach full ripeness.
It’s a vine that originated on the Dalmation Coast and spread throughout the Roman Empire in ancient times. This variety was grown especially in the Bordeaux region, and was long used in the typical blends of the area. However, due to its low productivity and difficulty of reaching full maturity (especially in an Atlantic climate like that of Bordeaux), Carmenere was not replanted after the phylloxera epidemic that struck Europe around the middle of the nineteenth century. This grape was considered extinct for a long time, until, only in 1994, DNA testing confirmed the opposite. It was discovered that Carmenere had traveled across the world, hiding in history. To the great surprise of scholars and growers, this vine was found widespread in Chile (where it had been confused with Merlot) and in the north-eastern regions of Italy.
About the label: This label was designed by Michela Coltro, an artist from San Bonifacio. The intention is to describe this wine, produced since 2005, at the beginning of Inama’s Carmenere project, as something young and lively, yet still classic and respectful of the style used for all the other labels. The idea was to design a cherub holding a cornucopia of fruit (classic figure) from which a bunch of red grapes comes out: Our Carmenere.
When it was formed, D.O. Priorat ignored twelve villages that belonged to the historic Priorat region and Cataluña. These twelve towns now form D.O. Montsant, a region tied to Cataluña’s culture and history. All of the vineyards are controlled completely distinctly and individually, in order to take advantage of the characteristics that the different terrains contribute to the Garnacha and other grapes. Similarly, the wine is vinified in separate, distinct lots separated by the zones that the grapes are sourced from. This extracts the different qualities of each soil – the fruit forward nature of the fruit sourced from the sandy soils, the complexity and concentration of licorella, and the structure of the limestone soils. The best lots of each vinification are blended after in order to obtain this unique wine, which demonstrates the range of qualities of the terroir of Montsant.
“Bright and youthfully energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that show seamless texture and a hint of smoky minerality. An impressively long, focused finish features rounded tannins.”Josh Raynolds, Vinous – 91 points
Spanish wine lovers will enjoy six wines from diverse regions of Spain. A decadent delight from Ribera del Duero to hidden gems from Mallorca, this curated recommendation set will take you to the fields of Andalucia or the mountains of Galicia from the comfort of your own home.
Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2015 from Douro D.O.C comes from select old vines of the well regarded Quinta do Crasto. What makes it exceptional was the unique vintage of 2015 that was dry but well-balanced and saved by the right amount of rainfall at exactly the right moment. It show excellent aromatic distinctiveness and compact structures made up of high quality, rounded tannins. This wine stands out for a generous fruit, natural freshness and extraordinary elegance.
Avancia Cuvee de O Mencia 2015: Coming from Galician soil known for its gold mines in Roman times to slate mining today, you can expect a wine that is very much a representative of the Mencia grape with vegetal characters, berry nuances and stony minerality. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds, then Mencía is something worth trying!
Domaine Lafage Nicolas Grenache Noir vieilles vignes 2018: Domaine Lafage has been a favorite vineyard for the lovers of Vin de Pays from old vines wines. With a superb terroir, this Grenache Noir wine is a sure pleaser, light but full of flavors and accomplishing great personality.
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Seleccion Especial: 2010 was one of the best years for a Rioja Tempranillo blended with Garnacha as a Reserva Especial. The reasons why: very favorable weather, vines in excellent condition, and very moderate production. The official vintage rating was Excellent.
This outperforming Marques de Legarda Crianza 2015 is made by Bodegas de la Real Divisa, founded in 1367 and one of the oldest winemakers in Rioja. The name comes from the owner’s family’s ancestor Marques de Legarda. Deep Ruby red, medium high intensity. On the nose we find bright and pure red berry fruit sustained by rich aromatics and fragrance. On the palate it is lively and generous and well balanced. Fruit and spices linger into the finish.
Château Saint Didier-Parnac, Cahors Prieuré de Cénac Malbec 2016: On a limestone terrain, up in the highest of the plateaus in the Chateau Saint Didier-Parnac, Cahors, a blend of Malbec grapes render this fine wine, the creation of Herve and Diane.
Explore the world from your own home and discover new grapes and new wines with the Explorer’s pack. You will receive unique, boutique wines made with care for the land and carrying on traditions with native grapes from some of the most interesting wine growing regions in the world.
Viña Bujanda Rioja Gran Reserva 2011: The winery combines the family tradition of these wine producers with the most modern techniques in the elaboration of wines. Joaquín Martínez Bujanda founded the original family winery, that has created this dynasty of vine-growers and winemakers, whose fourth and fifth generation is now in charge of the business.
Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016: Named for the ancient Celtic god of the sun, Bellenos (pronounced buh-len-os) wines are the ideal introduction to Burgundy. Bright, charming, affordably priced and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: “Can’t we drink Burgundy every day?”.
Produced by Nicolas Potel, the Bellenos wines are the result of the cool and sunny climate of Burgundy, of its terroir and its traditional grape varieties. The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge is primarily from the Beaujolais area in the south of Burgundy, where fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay Noir is grown on granite soils. It is blended with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward “Vin de Plaisir” — a deliciously expressive wine for everyday enjoyment.
Confidences de Prieure Lichine Margaux 2014: This jewel from France’s well known vineyard Château Prieuré-Lichine, regarded as one of Margaux’s most consistent producers is known for its elegance and suppleness, derived in part from the relatively high proportion of Merlot in the blend.
Bright floral and spice notes perk up the red stone fruit nicely in this sensual, silky Margaux.
Estate Notes: “In 1972, the pope of wine, Alexis Lichine, first made the estate’s second wine under its original label of Chateau de Clairefont, or as it is also called now, Confidences de Prieure-Lichine. This Margaux benefits from the same methods of harvesting, vinification, and follow-up as the Classified Growth. It is made with the grapes of younger vines and is aged in second and third-fill barrels for 14 months.” Winemaker: Etienne Charrier.
Arrow & Branch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Deftly balanced, well-proportioned and beautifully crafted, delivering a juicy beam of snappy blackberry, currant, gravelly earth and smoky, toasty oak.
Renato Corino Barolo DOCG 2012 The creative genius behind this Barolo is the Italian viticulturist Renato Corino. His reputation is displayed in his wines receiving the best qualifications of the industry. He applies all the techniques of organic care and the result is certainly outstanding: the unique vineyard Barbera Vigna Pozzo joins the half-dozen world-class wines produced by this varietal. A wine of impressive concentration, color and length, shows a phenomenal complexity of flavors and aromas.
Pakravan Papi Cancellaia 2011: This Supertuscan comes from the lower Cecina Valley, now famous for the quality of its Cabarnets. It brings more strength and complexity than in its country of origin, though it retains the aromatic freshness typical of the Cabernets in Bordeaux.
Sept Winery Cuvee du Soleil Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo 2018: This wine is the fruit of grapevines cultivated on the Eastern hillsides of Mount Lebanon. With a fervent mission to reconnect with nature and to celebrate Lebanese grapes and soil, Sept aims to become an ambassador of Lebanon’s heritage and an inspiring model of biodynamic agriculture in the region and the world.
Reinisch St. Laurent 2015: Sankt Laurent is a highly aromatic Austrian native grape that is believed to be the offspring of Pinot Noir and an unknown second parent. Reinisch is nestled amongst the vineyards near the village of Tattendorf, on the western edge of the great Pannonian Plain 30 miles from Vienna. It’s well known among the country’s most prominent winegrowing centers.
Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja Garnacha Tres Picos 2017: Borsao Tres Picos is the flagship of the winery. The best Garnacha of the Campo de Borja area. It was the first “100% Garnacha” wine produced in Spain back in 2000
Familia Zuccardi Malbec Serie A 2018: The 2018 Malbec Serie A was produced in a transparent way, trying to express the varietal character of the grapes from the Valle de Uco. It has an herbal twist with a wild and spicy side, full of character and with very good freshness.
Lapostolle Le Petit Clos Apalta Valle de Apalta 2016: The nose is elegant and nuanced, with herbs, spices and a core of ripe red and black fruit, quite varietal and with integrated oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with round tannins and vibrant acidity, making it long and supple.
Senda Negra Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Crianza Old Vines Cepas Viejas 2015: “Senda Negra” takes its name from the unpaved road between the vineyard and winery. This red wine is a Crianza made of Garnacha tintorera, a full-bodied, Dark Red, powerful, spirituous aromas with ripe fruit, sweet spices, red berries, toasted balsamic with smoky marked ends of toasted vanilla.
Aresti Espiritu de Chile Carmenere Valle Central 2018: A Chilean’s proud wine, Carmenere is a very interesting red wine cultivated in the Curico Valley inside D.O. Valle Central. Experience the fruity variety of flavors of a medium to full body wine.
Louis Boillot Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2017: This light red wine is from two of Burgundy’s most gifted winemakers together-working and tasting side by side-with the alchemy you’d expect, using no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and meticulously pruning for balanced yields.
Follies Bairrada Touriga Nacional Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: The Follies range of wines is named after monuments and shrines in the region of the Quinta da Aguieira. This wine, a rich blend of 70% Touriga Nacional with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, concentrated and ripe with black currant and berry fruits.
Château Roland La Garde Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux 2016: The Cuvée Tradition has a deep and brilliant ruby color. It is a wine with finesse and harmony, good balance, and a tannic structure that highlights the aromas of red fruits.
Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Roberto Stucchi RS 2017: Is a Sangiovese Chianti Classico DOCG. This is a silky smooth Sangiovese but it has more than enough power and acidity to pair with hearty fare.
Breca Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines Aragon Spain 2018: Garnacha de Fuego is a young, fruit forward, authentic expression of the oldest clones of Garnacha in the world. Considered by many to be one of the finest values in the world.