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PSI-2148. 16 VINHO VERDE LAS LILAS, ADEGA PONTE DA BARCA
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2149. 14 VINHO VERDE MONCAO E MELGACO ALVARINHO-TRAJADURA AROMAS DES CASTAS GRAND ESCOLHA, QUINTA DA LIXA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
50-50. Full, rich stone fruit perfume of these class Vinho Verde varietals grown in the best zones. Perfumed and perfect./ Yes, full flavors and round feels, perfectly balanced by just the right acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2150. 16 VINHO VERDE ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DAS ARCOS
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2151. 14 MINHO ALVARHINHO ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DOS ARCAS
Oh, this sings! Special. Fruits and flowers. Totally fresh. Ripe pear and peach./ Great acid and astringency with light glycerol foil. Balanced in both texture and taste. Full varietal character. A classic. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2152. 12 DOURO TOURIGA NACIONAL, DELAFORCE
NY Times 2 ½ STARS - TOP 10. Est. 1868; aged 12 months in oak. Inky./ Really essential concentration. Power to burn. Touriga nacional to the hilt./ Rich and concentrated. Power, all. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2153. 13 DOURO, DUORUM
NY Times 2 STARS - TOP 10; Wine Spectator 91 - TOP 100: ‘This has a delicate core of violet, plum and red berry flavors that are broad yet well-defined. Medium-grained tannins gain power midpalate, with mineral and shiso leaf notes on the taut finish. Drink now through 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2154. 13 DOURO ASSOBIO QUINTA DOS MURCAS, HERDADE DO ESPORAO
NY Times - 3 STARS & BEST VALUE: Our No. 3 wine (out of 20 Douro table wines tasted), the 2013 Esporao Assobio, was our best value. It was spicy and smoky with aromas and flavors of dark fruit and wildflowers.’ No. 1 cost $75, No. 2, $48. Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. Est. 1714; 40% each tinta roriz, touriga franca, 20% touriga nacional.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2155. 14 DOURO, QUINTA DO CRASTO
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Powerful, with concentrated slate and mineral notes to the dark currant, dried berry and raspberry ganache flavors. Very lithe mid-palate, with a long, focused finish. Drink now through 2020. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2156. 13 DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES, QUINTA DO CRASTO
2012: Wine Spectator 94; Parker 93: ‘The 2012 Reserva Old Vines, Crasto's familiar brand, is easily the best intersection of price and quality in Crasto's 2012s, although that is frequently true. It comes awfully close to being the best wine, too. It is a very fine performance in this restrained year. It was aged for 18 months in barriques (85% French). With more depth and persistence than any of the other bottlings Crasto submitted this issue, excepting only the Vinha da Ponte, it shows nice depth for a 2012, fine structure with persistence and tension on the finish and that crisp, invigorating air that Crasto's 2012s display. It is a creature of the vintage--but a very pretty creature it is. It is not as lush as some entrants in this brand or as deep, but few have had this lively feel to them. It is pretty delicious, too. It will be approachable young, but give it a couple of years if you can. It should also age well, given its acidity and real backbone.’
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2157. 13 DOURO ESTATE, QUINTA DE LA ROSA
2012: Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘This is a solid and structured wine that is rich and full on the palate. With ripe tannins and black plum flavors, it is dense, packed with big, bold flavors and a velvety texture that is looking towards a long future. Drink from 2017. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2158. 12 DOURO ESTATE RESERVA, QUINTA DE LA ROSA
Parker 92: ‘The 2012 Reserva is an old vines field blend consisting principally of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, aged for 18 months in new French oak barriques. This is a remarkably elegant Reserva, with a graceful mid-palate and restrained feel, plus some tannic pop on the finish. The fruit is lifted and fresh, although there is a touch of smoke in the background that seemed a bit reductive in nature. It announced that it really is a Reserva with its structure. It tightens fast with aeration and becomes quite gripping on the finish. This is an intriguing Reserva that takes some time to get into, but ultimately it shows extremely well. That bit of smoky funk blew off completely by the next day. The only question will be whether its mid-palate allows it to develop as well as I'd hope. I think it will, as it eventually fleshed out a bit, seeming more elegant than thin. The fine fruit and graceful demeanor will be extremely appealing to many people. It will make a great food wine, too. It should be approachable relatively young, but it does need some time to settle, pull in oak and smooth out some tannins. Drink 2017 - 2027. $53.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2159. 12 DOURO PRAZO DE RORIZ, PRATS & SYMINGTON
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Concentrated and engaging flavors of cherry, currant and dried plum are set in a firm, powerful structure. Shows intense minerality midpalate, with notes of dried mint. Finishes with white pepper details. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2160. 14 DOURO DUAS QUINTAS, RAMOS-PINTO
Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘Spicy schist notes greet you when you first smell this wine, the gentle warmth of sun on stone that captures this wine’s fruit at a fine moment of ripeness. Designed as an estate blend from a warmer schist site near the river and a cooler, high-elevation granitic vineyard, this vintage of Duas Quintas is impressive for its jasmine-scented purple fruit and lasting spice. Pour it with spicy braised pork.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2161. 13 DOURO PORCA DE MURCA, REAL COMPANHIA VELHA
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100: ‘A taut, sinewy style, with notes of slate and white pepper to the roasted plum and dried red berry flavors. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the snappy finish, showing ferrous accents. Drink now through 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2162. 13 DOURO VEEDHA, SOGEVINUS
Yes, violets to the fore. I love that. Elegant. Douro substantial too. Spicy wood. Schist foundation./ Ripeness of Douro on the palate too, without excessive power and singe. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2163. 12 DOURO ALTANO, SYMINGTON
Touriga franc, tinta roriz, tinta barroca; Reduced to start–not unusual with this cuvee in youth. Solid, dark material under. Opens with airing. Now a purple, regal Douro tone. Has promise./ Yes, warm spices and nice soft fruit appeal. Aeration and 6 months’ bottle aging recommended. Then it will have the allure of the 2010 and 2011. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2164. 13 DOURO BRANCO DOU ROSA, QUINTA DE LA ROSA
From white port varieties grown on granite and schist. Crisp and sauvignon blanc like on entry. Then full, nutty, deep textured. Large and rich mineral and wood wealth./ Yes, gooseberry, citrus peel, crispness. Wood suggestions too. Clinging, lengthy. Right. Big, bold, bucking branco. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2165. 14 DAO SELECAO DO ENOLOGO PEDRA CANCELA, JOAO COELHO GOUVELA
40% touriga nacional, 30% each alfrocheiro, tinta roriz. Great oak in tune with touriga nacional size and Dao granite basis. The other varieties full it out./ Sweet fruit and oak complement one another. Fine tannin. Great length and clarity. Wow. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2166. 12 BEIRA ATLANTICO COLHEITA SELECCIONADA, LUIS PATO
60% baga, 40% touriga nacional. Oh so very pure, like the 2011. Black fruit precision, joy, coastal coolness and clarity. So elegant./ Sweet fruit too. Soo refined. Classic to the zone. Great acid freshness. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2167. 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO MARIA GOMES, LUIS PATO
Lightly scented of stone fruit. Plenty vital./ Great acid and texture. Mid age fruit flavor development. Good now. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2168. 13 ALENQUER, QUINTA DAS SETENCOSTAS
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘From a small sub-region of Lisboa, this stylish, structured wine is firm and tannic. It has plenty of ripe berry fruit to balance the tannins as well as acidity that cuts through the richness of the wine. It is ready to drink.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2169. 13 BUCELAS ARINTO RESERVA PROVA REGIA, QUINTA DA ROMEIRA
A white wine of long standing, Bucelas was mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry VI. Full. Lightly aromatic. Richly extracted. Chalky, limey./ Yes, full and waxy, with plenty of varietal and terroir character. Lovely now for mealtime use. More aromatic complexities to come. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2170. 13 LISBOA LAB, CASA SANTOS LIMA
35% castelao, 25% each tinta roriz, syrah, 15% touriga nacional; 4 months in new Portuguese oak barrels. Jammy black fruits. Intense. 2013 has it all. Super concentration./ Sweet and concentrated indeed. One of the best vintages of this. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2171. 12 LISBOA, CAVES VIDIGAL
50% roriz, 40% castelao, 10% touriga nacional. Deep and red fruited./ Deep and rich and dark. Really nice composition and texture. Great acid. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2172. 13 ALENTEJANO CHAMINE, CORTES DE CIMA
2012: Oh, a deep, rich, complete picture of Alentejano. What a great deal this is, sweet fruited and loaded./ Neat, sweet, and oh so complete. All the positives of the warm zone, while not a bit overdone. Well balanced. Just great now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2173. 13 ALENTEJO RESERVA ESPORAO, HERDADE DO ESPORAO
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘This is Esporão’s flagship estate wine blend, a rich summation of the warm, ripe fruit that’s produced on this Alentejo estate. With big, powerful black fruit and a dense texture, this has a rounded, solid and chunky feel, and the tannins are cushioned by the ripeness. Age this for at least four years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2174. 14 ALENTEJO HEREDADE, PENEDO GORDO
40% alicante bouschet, 30% touriga nacional, 20% aragonesas, 10% trincadeira. Rich, fresh, deep, black. Ideal 14 from this zone. Tar and berry./ Sweet and black and cool and ideal. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2175. (14) ALENTEJANO REGUENGOS DONNA, COOPERATIVA REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ
Sweet, uncomplicated, and wholesome. Intense and bright fruit./ Even mannered. Good fruit. Sweet and easy, soft appeal. Works. The price is right. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2176. 12 ALENTEJO REGUENGOS CARMIM ESTATE, COOPERATIVA REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ
Black, deep, inky, intense; white dwarf core with light reduction and full extract./ Yes, purple and astringent with light reduction. Fine tannin. Then blossoms with aeration to reveal the full warmth of the region. Will improve with age. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2177. 13 ALENTEJANO DUAS PEDRAS, SONHO LUSITANO
Richard Mayson, MW, owner. Est. 2000. High altitude. Schist and granite. 60% touriga nacional, 40% syrah, dash of viognier. Nice, deep, lightly scorched fruit. Seems barrel aged./ Dry and robust. Cellar worthy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2178. 11 ALENTEJANO PEDRA BASTA, SONHO LUSITANO
Equals trincadeira, aragonez, and alicante bouschet, with 10% cabernet sauvignon. Aged in new and once used barrels 12-18 months. Very ripe, almost syrupy in 2011. Very powerful. Shows warmer upbringing than the previous vintage, and so it is./ Sweet fruit warmth. Powerful, pungent, and garrulous Alentejano. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2179. 15 ALENTEJANO BRANCO MONTE VELHO, HEREDADE DO ESPORAO
40% antao vaz, 40% roupeiro, 20% perrum. Fresh, and full of lemon verbena, apple, and pear. Very crisp and energetic./ Mineral and citrus savors. Plenty of race and texture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SPAIN

PSI-2181. 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, BODEGAS LA CANA
2015: Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘This pure, chiseled Albariño is light but right on the nose, with lime and stone aromas. Crisp yet comfortable, the palate delivers nectarine, apple and other familiar white-fruit flavors. A stony finish with crisp acidity and a leesy accent is lasting and attractive. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2182. 15 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, ADEGAS MORGADIO
At Condado do Tea, the easternmost zone. Rich, full, scented, ripe 15. Impressive./ Full extract, padding, volume. Big time. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2183. 15 RIBEIRO TREIXADURA EIRA DOS MOUROS, BODEGAS CASAL DE ARMAN
Wow, lovely and intense and pure varietal character of melon and lime. Treixadura doesn’t get any better and more expressive than this. Wow./ Yes, lots of lovely melon and stone fruit, lime. Ideal and fresh and intense. Great burnished texture. . 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2184. 13 VALDEORRAS MENCIA A PORTELA, LADERA SAGRADA
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2185. 13 BIERZO MENCIA ROBLE, ABAD DOM BUENO
2011: Crisp, compact and neat as usual. Bright, purple fruit. No young mencia reduction. Barrel aging sees to that. Good vintage of this./ A bit firm yet. I like the form. No rough edges. Good potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2186. 11 BIERZO MENCIA ROBLE, ABAD DOM BUENO
Crisp, compact and neat as usual. Bright, purple fruit. No young mencia reduction. Barrel aging sees to that. Good vintage of this./ A bit firm yet. I like the form. No rough edges. Good potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2187. 14 BIERZO MENCIA UNCULIN, JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA
Wow! Full and floral, berried, brilliant, deep, cool, variegated./ Elegant, floral, berried, peppery. Flow of 2014. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2188. 12 BIERZO MENCIA VIERNES, BODEGAS GODELIA
Fresh and ideally reductive, purple, etched. Brilliant texture. Purple, flowery, tingly, all./ Deep and racy. Lovely berry fruit perfumes. Yes, best vintage yet. Purple berries. Fully textured. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2189. 14 BIERZO PETALOS, DESC. DE JOSE PALACIOS
2013: Parker 92: ‘Always among the best values of Spain, the 2013 Pétalos del Bierzo has an extra degree of freshness in a cool vintage, and some time in bottle always does this wine wonders. It's aromatic, open and expressive, with floral aromas and bright fruit, wild strawberries and violets. This is always a subtle, medium-bodied wine, with fine tannins, sleek acidity and a fine minerality. Ready now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2190. 13 BIERZO MENCIA, RIBERA DE ULVER
Good oak. Lots of spice, pepper, vigor, and tart mencia fruit./ Yes, acid and purple fruit and race and coolness of vintage and varietal and region. More ample and rangy than the good 2011. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2191. 15 BIERZO GODELLO, ABAD DOM BUENO
Lovely, rich, ripe, round; very peachy. Pear too. Complete aromatic pleasure. Brisk and bright./ Palate adds apricot, mineral. Mouthfilling flavor and texture. Crisp and vigorous. Great acid for food. Dazzles. Splendid example. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2192. 14 TXOMIN ETXANIZ, TXAKOLINA
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2193. 15 GETARIAKO TXAKOLINA, BODEGAS ULACIA
Crisp, green grape, apple, pear./ Spritz feel and plenty of race. Ideal stage. Juicy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2194. 15 GETARIAKO TXAKOLINA ZUDUGARAI, BODEGAS ZUDUGARAI
Fresh and appley and bright the way it should be./ Crisp and crunchy. Great acid and vigor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2195. 15 ALAVA TXAKOLINA XARMANT, ARABAKO
2014: Wine & Spirits 91: ‘Far from the image of light, acidic and bubbly Txakoli, this is an intensely flavorful, white-fruited wine. The depth of fruit seems to melt into a creamy texture, with exceptional acidity and mineral flavors that not only lend complexity, but also accentuate the wine’s radiant freshness. Xarmant is a small cooperative of 12 growers in Arabako, founded in 1989. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2196. 12 CASTILLA Y LEON MENCIA LAGAR DE ROBLA, VINOS DE ARGANZA
Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: ‘This firm red is reserved, but shows depth and integration, with mulled plum, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors that mingle over well-integrated tannins, giving way to the juicy finish. Drink now through 2022. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2197. 13 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO ROBLE, CASA MARIA
Rich and robust like a former vintage of this that I liked. Fabulous. Light oak./ Rich and cool. Racy, classic Leon. Pleasing body and suavity. Yes. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2198. 12 CASTILLA Y LEON SARDON DE DUERO SELECCION ESPECIAL, ABADIA RETUERTA
Wine Spectator 93 - SMART BUY: ‘A polished texture carries harmonious flavors of black cherry, cola, licorice and mineral in this focused red. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity lend this a balanced structure. Reserved but deep. Drink now through 2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2199. 13 TORO TERMES, NUMANTHIA
2012: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Since its inception, Numanthia has never once bottled a disappointing Termes. Aromas of lemon peel and orange rind mix with blackberry and cassis notes. This feels tight and tannic, but structured and appropriate. Dark-berry and chocolate flavors finish tannic but healthy. This is true-to-form Toro.Drink through 2021.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2200. 14 TORO TINTA DE TORO TRITON, BODEGAS ORDONEZ
Parker 90: ‘A substantial and intense wine is the 2014 Triton Tinta de Toro. This is from a fabulous appellation in Spain, which deserves more and more attention for the high-quality wines emerging from there. Yields were 0.81 tons of fruit per acre from the sandy, alluvial, gravel soils. The wine was aged in one- to three-year-old Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels for six months prior to bottling. This is beautiful and a great value from Ordoñez. It is a dense ruby/purple with a sweet kiss of crème de cassis, roasted meats, steak tartare, and a touch of licorice and underbrush. The soft tannins and fleshy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel offer substantial flavor and intensity for this price-point. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2201. 11 TORO ROMANICO, BODEGAS TESO LA MONJA
International Wine Cellar 91: ‘This 100% tinta de toro wine went through malo in new French oak and then spent six months in another set of new barrels. Bright purple. Intense dark berry aromas are complemented by potpourri, cola and vanillin oak. Broad, palate-coating blackberry and blueberry flavors become livelier with air and show an energetic spiciness. Finishes with very good clarity and juicy persistence, the cola and spice notes repeating. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2202. 13 TORO ALMIREZ, TESO LA MONJA
2012: Parker 93: ‘The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2203. 13 TORO PENAMONTE 5 MESES EN BARRICA, BODEGAS TORRE DUERO
All tinta de toro. Dark but not Toro surly, blockish. Fine black fruit purity./ Yes, pure and cool. One well tailored Toro. Not a bit rustic. Good take. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2204. 10 CIGALES RESERVA, FINCA MUSEUM
All tinta del pais. Combo of young, firm 2010 fruit and mellow oak and barrel age. The fruit plumps up nicely with aeration./ Bright oak and fruit flairs. Well balanced. Good acid, fine tannin. Persistent flavor. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2205. 15 TERRA DE LEON ALBARIN, PARDEVALLES
The white albarin variety is distinct from albarino. It was practically extinct before the Pardevalles estate put in seven acres. Fresh and appley. Powder puff aura. Good clean fun./ Yeah, lingering, fresh, delicate. Another winning 2015 white from northwest Spain. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2206. 15 RUEDA VERDEJO VIORE, BODEGA REINA DE CASTILLA
Classic, fresh verdejo suggestions of sauvignon blanc and spice./ Softness and warmth of 15 playing against cool raciness. Very fine acid burnish. Very good. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2207. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO CRETA ROBLE, BODEGAS ABANICO
Parker 91: ‘The 2013 Creta Roble, is also a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-plus-year-old vines from an area of Ribera del Duero known as La Horra (Pingus and Aalto emerged from this area as well). This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of new saddle leather, black and red currants, has a savory, medium-bodied expansive mouthfeel, with loads of black fruits, licorice, subtle smoke and earth. This is a lovely, sexy, opulent style of wine to drink over the next 4-5 years. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2208. 10 RIBERA DEL DUERO ALONSO DEL YERRO, BODEGAS ALONSO DEL YERRO
Parker 93: ‘The 2010 is a selection of Tempranillo grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 10-15 months in a combination of new (15%) and used French oak barrels. The nose is very expressive, fresh, with a mixture of red and black fruit, developing complexity and absorbing the oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied with clean, delineated flavors. The tannins are sweet and the acidity is moderate. This is a superb value for money. Drink now-2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2209. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO VIRIDIANA, ATALAYAS DE GOLBAN
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2210. 14 RIBERA DEL DUERO, BARCO DE PIEDRA
There it is: open, broad, spicy; even in this cool vintage. A wonder wine every year./ Yeah, spicy, vigorous. Love it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2211. 14 RIBERA DEL DUERO HITO, CEPA 21
Rich and racy wine of vintage and region without excess oak or toughness or power or dryness./ Really lush and lovely. Lots of flavor. Great acid. Outstanding. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2212. 11 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO VINAS VIEJAS MILCAMPOS, BODEGA LA MILAGROSA
Young and firm. Wood and fruit. Good oak. Typical young RDD. Well proportioned. Deep, black tempranillo./ Oak caramel and toast and brown spices. Berry savors. Fine tonic extras. Well balanced. More give on the palate. In fact, delectable. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2213. 15 RIBERA DEL DUERO FINCA RESALSO, EMILIO MORO
All tinta fino (tempranillo). Ripe, sweet, roasted raspberry. Intense./ Sweet and sassy. Always a treat. In 2015, it’s especially ripe and sweet fruited but kept in balance by the right form, acid, and fine tannin. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2214. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO, EMILIO MORO
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2215. 12 RIBERA DEL DUERO EL CARRIL VINEYARD TINETA, BODEGAS ORDONEZ
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2216. 11 RIBERA DEL DUERO PRUNO, FINCA VILLACRECES
Parker 93: ‘A spectacular bargain from Villacreces, whose vineyards are situated next to the famous Vega Sicilia, the 2011 Pruno (90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in 2-year-old French oak barrels) boasts a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of licorice, espresso roast, creme de cassis, blackberries, forest floor and spring flowers. This full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated, stunning red is a fabulous value. Consume it over the next decade.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2217. 11 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO
2010: Wine Spectator 90/100. My notes: 85% tempranillo, 10% graciano, 5% marzuelo; 18 mo. barrel, 18 mo. bottle. 10 firm and reserved. Black fruited like the 08./ Young, tough fruit, but wood age has opened a window to its future breadth and depth. No reserva bouquet development yet. Just good young fruit and sweet wood. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2218. 08 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO
2007: 85% tempranillo, 10% graciano, 5% mazuelo; 2 yrs barrel, 3 years bottle aged. Good barrel age bouquet. And really intense fruit in 07. One of the best years of this. Pure raspberry tempranillo continues to show through clearly. Good Baja earth basis./ Vanilla and other American oak extracts well balanced by round fruit savors. Yes, one of my favorites in the series. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2219. 09 RIOJA RESERVA SELECCION DE LA FAMILIA, LUIS CANAS
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION; Wine Spectator 92.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2220. 14 RIOJA SELECCION PRIVADA CEPAS ANTIGUAS, BODEGAS MARTINEZ CORTA
Good and concentrated black fruit with black pepper zestiness, edge. The model for new-wave, young Rioja./ Black and peppery, suave and nutty. Really expressive, even insistent. A taste adventure. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2221. RIOJA GRAN FAMILIA, CASTILLO DE FUENMAYOR
Rich, bright, fresh, vital, giving./ Medium bodied, racy, rich, fruity. Good acid, light grip. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2222. 14 RIOJA CRIANZA, CVNE
2012: Wine Spectator 91: ‘Cherry and vanilla flavors mingle with leafy and spicy accents in this round red. Orange peel acidity, cedar and tobacco notes give this a traditional accent. Stays fresh and balanced through the finish. Drink now through 2025.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2223. 10 RIOJA RESERVA, CVNE
Wine & Spirits 91.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2224. 10 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, CVNE
Wine Spectator 94 - TOP 100 2016: ‘This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure, and this shows plenty of depth, with a juicy, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025.’
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2225. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA REAL, CVNE
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2226. 10 RIOJA RESERVA VINA REAL, CVNE
Wine & Spirits 92.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2227. 11 RIOJA RESERVA IMPERIAL, CVNE
Parker 92.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2228. 11 RIOJA RESERVA VINA EGUIA, BODEGAS EGUIA
24 months in American and French oak barrels. Good young Rioja, 11 revealing. Balanced proportions of fruit and oak./ Dry and pretty closed up (9/16) still, but shows genuine potential. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2229. RIOJA CVC SOMO, BODEGAS EL SOMO
Good barrel development. Label says crianza; nose reads reserva. Rich and balanced, totally old time Rioja./ Yes, rich in both flavor and texture. Total wood-fruit marriage. Fabulous value. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2230. 11 RIOJA DON SANCHO DE LONDONO, BODEGAS HORMILLAS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
80% tempranillo, 20% garnacha. Ruddy and turbid but sweet nose. Mature and useful. Has pride./ Yes, rich and ripe. No age issues for this taster. Wants food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2231. 14 RIOJA GRACIANO RIO MADRE, BODEGAS ILURCE
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2232. 10 RIOJA VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA LAR DE SOTOMAYOR, DOMECO DE JARAUTA
Parker 91: ‘The 2010 Lar de Sotomayor Vendimia Seleccionada is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano from 40- to 56-year-old vines in the town of Aldeanueva de Ebro. It is aged in new and second year French oak for 16 months. It offers an intriguing bouquet of dark plum, black brambly fruit, strawberry jam and fennel that is very controlled and well-defined. The palate is soft and supple on the entry. It is understated, crisp, focused with light tensile tannins and a linear finish of red currant and raspberry fruit. This is very backward, yet it is very taut and fresh and should age with style. Drink 2014-2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2233. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS LAN
All tempranillo. Aged a year in barrels incorporating both French and American oak. Dry, long in cooperage. Both oak and fruit are subtle. More a product of barrel aging than of either of these components./ More sweet fruit and oak revealed on the palate. A balanced, temperate crianza that’s versatile at the table and has plenty of aging potential to boot. 90+/100. (4/13/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2234. 10 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
2009: Aged 1 year in French and American oak barrels followed by 2 years in bottle before release. Good balance of oak and fruit. Spicy, solid, young./ Firm. Lots of American oak’s frank woodiness. Young. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2235. 07 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
American oak still up front, with is kinda unusual in a gran reserva. Adequate fruit support. Young for the vintage and long barrel regimen. Shows the necessary harmony to stay the course./ Yes, well balanced. Still lacking in gran reserva complexity and amplitude. I expect that will come. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2236. 08 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA CUBILLO, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
2007: Parker 91+: ‘The 2007 Viña Cubillo Crianza is the most affordable red. It is a wine that was born to go with tapas and to be sold at local restaurants showing a combination of fruit and the earth where the vines grow. It is a blend of the usual 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo fermented in old oak vats with natural yeasts and matured in barrel for three years. The intoxicating nose shows blood orange, bitter cherries, leather and spices in a subtle and balanced way. The palate is sinewy, polished, has good acidity and is not terribly complex nor powerful, but is built more on the subtlety and lightness.This could well be the best Cubillo of recent times. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2237. 05 RIOJA RESERVA VINA BOSCONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 94: ‘A worthy follow up to the 2004 is the 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva, a wine that they consider the most rustic and powerful in the winery, but that I find as elegant and subtle as it gets. This feels very much in line with the 2004, maybe a notch above even, a lower yielding year. The nose is somehow closed and feels young with the elegant rusticity lurking from the bottom of the glass, clean and precise. The tannins are velvety and there is great acidity--a constant here. The wine is terribly elegant. I simply loved this wine. Drink 2016-2025. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2238. 04 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 94: ‘The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good balance between spices, leathery notes, cherries and balsamic notes of cigar box and incense. The palate is both round and crisp, with refined tannins. It has very good balance with subtle acidity and very good persistence. 2015-2024. $49.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2239. 08 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MURIEL
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2240. 12 RIOJA RESERVA FINCA YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
2011: Parker 91: ‘I had two vintages to taste of the same wine, which always makes for an interesting comparison. The 2011 Rioja Reserva, their volume red, is a blend of 89% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 4% Graciano and 2% Garnacha Tinta from a diversity of plots in the Ygay Estate. The different varieties fermented separately in stainless steel vats. It matured in 225-liter American oak barrels for some 20 months, at least during eight months in new oak. The wine very clearly shows much riper fruit than the 2012; it is great to see the wine reflecting the much warmer conditions of the harvest. It has a classical profile with an important role of the American oak. The palate is polished and sleek, with very fine tannins and a long finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2241. 11 RIOJA RESERVA FINCA YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
Parker 91: ‘I had two vintages to taste of the same wine, which always makes for an interesting comparison. The 2011 Rioja Reserva, their volume red, is a blend of 89% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 4% Graciano and 2% Garnacha Tinta from a diversity of plots in the Ygay Estate. The different varieties fermented separately in stainless steel vats. It matured in 225-liter American oak barrels for some 20 months, at least during eight months in new oak. The wine very clearly shows much riper fruit than the 2012; it is great to see the wine reflecting the much warmer conditions of the harvest. It has a classical profile with an important role of the American oak. The palate is polished and sleek, with very fine tannins and a long finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2242. 07 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA ESPECIAL CASTILLO YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
Parker 95+: ‘A worthy follow-up of the 2005, the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial will be released in late 2015. This is a cuvée of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Cariñena), a very important grape for Castillo de Ygay in percentages that vary depending on the vintage, and it's almost 15% in 2007. 2007 was not an easy vintage and in Ygay they had a terrible mildew attack and they lost 50% of the bunches. It's a cold, rainy year, but because of that circumstance the wine is concentrated. This is still a baby, long and with depth and tannins that should melt in a couple of years. Compared with the 2005 it is fresher, perhaps not as concentrated, but for me the extra freshness compensates and puts it at a very similar quality level. And the rule of thumb is to wait at least ten years after the harvest to start uncorking any Castillo de Ygay. Cheap it is not, but very good value it is, for the quality it delivers. There will be no Castillo de Ygay in 2008, but there will be 2009, 2010 and 2011. That's something exceptional to have three vintages in a row. $99.’
How Many bottles/singles: 89.95 each

PSI-2243. 13 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MUGA
2012: 2 years in barrel, 1 year in bottle. 70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 7% mazuelo, 3% graciano. Brilliant clarity of fruit with oak seasoning just right./ Delicious fruit flavor with oak embellishments. Balanced and bright. Fine grained fruit and oak tannins. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2244. 11 RIOJA RESERVA SELECCION ESPECIAL, BODEGAS MUGA
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Aromas of toasty oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum and spice hit the right notes. In the mouth, this is chewy, full bodied and loaded with resiny oak and cutting acidity. Baked loamy black-fruit and fig flavors reflect a warm dry vintage, while this tastes chocolaty and is packed to the brim on the finish. Drink from 2018–2028.’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-2245. 13 RIOJA CRIANZA RIVALLANA, BODEGAS OLARRA
Decanter 95: ‘90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, aged 14 months in American Oak Casks. Deep red colour. Powerful fruit aromas well combined with hints of oak aging. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavours and good structure.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2246. 14 RIOJA VINA JOVEN CANCHALES, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
We welcome one of the grand, traditional Rioja bodegas, Riojanas, to the MI market. All tempranillo. Some carbonic maceration involved. Very fresh, new, bright, up to date. Yet it’s not splashy, tutti-frutti, or modern. Something deep down inside harkens back to tradition./ Yes, dark and deep as well as fresh. Good astringency and trace of bitterness keep it meal-worthy. Dry but not austere. Bravo. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2247. 13 RIOJA CRIANZA PUERTA VIEJA, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2248. 09 RIOJA RESERVA MONTE REAL, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2249. 06 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA MONTE REAL, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2250. 13 RIOJA SELECCION, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
All tempranillo. Fresh, young, fruity, lovely tempranillo character. Sweet fruit dominates the nose, hiding any oak character./ Well, now a nice, light oak toastiness comes out on the palate, adding complexity. Great flavor and texture ranges. Balanced. Even more to come. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2251. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2252. 11 RIOJA RESERVA UNICA, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
2008: Parker 92: ‘Even better is the outstanding, Pomerol-like 2008 Reserva Unica, which is made from 97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano, aged nearly two years in a combination of French and American oak. An unfiltered selection of the estate’s finest barrels, it offers up scents of wet gravel, scorched earth, sweet black currants, plums and hints of mocha and white chocolate. This lush, medium to full-bodied, layered, sexy, complex 2008 should drink well for another 4-5 years.’ List price: $31.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2253. 15 RIOJA BLANCO MONOPOLE, CVNE
Fresh and full...finally. Too many past vintages have come to market late in life. Plenty of viura character and texture, etch./ Yes, etch plus 15 plumpness. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2254. 06 RIOJA CRIANZA BLANCO VINA GRAVONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
2005: Parker 93+: ‘The 2005 Viña Gravonia Blanco Crianza, from a harvest that was slightly shorter than 2004 but of a similar quality, is pure Viura from very old vines fermented in old oak vats and matured in old oak barrels for four years. It starts off slightly reduced, and needs time and air, so decanting in advance is not out of place. The palate is much more precise, pungent, intense, very balanced and persistent. The nose finally comes on its own with developed notes of petrol, beeswax and chamomile, perhaps a little more evolved than its siblings. This is a white full of personality, ready now. Character, at very good price. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2255. 03 RIOJA RESERVA BLANCO VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Wine Spectator 93: ‘This distinctive white is delicate yet expressive, with a lean texture carrying lively flavors of dried apple, quince, wildflower, tarragon and vanilla. Fresh acidity carries herbal and floral notes through the long finish. Drink now through 2023. $54.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2256. 14 NAVARRA GARNACHA OLD VINES EL CHAPARRAL DE VEGA SINDOA, BODEGAS NEKEAS
2012: Parker 90: ‘The 2012 El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Old Vine Garnacha is pure, young, herbal and balsamic Garnacha, with aromas of thyme and lavender. It is aged in French oak for six months, and comes through as balsamic and fruity, with aromas of licorice and spices, red berries and enough complexity for a young wine. It’s an easy-to-drink, pleasant version of Garnacha, highly recommended, and at great price. Drink now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2257. 09 NAVARRA CISTUM, RAFAEL REVERTE
Parker 92: ‘The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, focused, layered wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This remarkable example of old-vine Garnacha will be at its best from 2014 to 2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2258. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA VERATON, BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO
Parker 91: ‘Most of the Moncayo wines tend to sell for higher prices, but the 2014 Alto Moncayo Veraton is their least expensive cuvée, overseen by famous Barossa Australian winemaker Chris Ringland. Made from 100% Grenache, it was aged in 60% new French oak and 40% American oak barrels for 16 months prior to bottling without filtration. This is a 1,500-case cuvée that is pedal-to-the-metal material, as one might expect from Ringland. With an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful blackberry, charcoal and oaky notes are followed by a modern-style wine with huge fruit, big body, sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2259. 12 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA OLD VINES, BODEGAS BIELSA
Oh, fabulous brightness! Incredibly incisive raspberry aroma. Heady at 14%./ Yes, bright, with raspberry wine character. Juicy. Firm tannin. Racy acid. Fabulous. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2260. 15 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA VINA BORGIA, BODEGAS BORSAO
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2261. 15 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA BORSAO, BODEGAS BORSAO
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2262. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA MONTE OTON, BODEGAS BORSAO
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2263. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA TRES PICOS, BODEGAS BORSAO
2013: Yields under 2 tons per acre. Sweet, ripe fruit and plenty of power to meet it head-on. Woody too. Always a large wine./ Sweet fruit and treacly oak. Well structured. Good acid. The usual style and quality here in 2013. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2264. 13 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA, DELINCUENTE
Nice and sweet, warm, robust, spicy. Fulfilling. Good representative of the region. More 3D, grip, and depth than the norm. I like this vintage./ Full flavor, good richness. Substantial. Works hard at pleasing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2265. 10 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA SELECCION, SIERRA COLLADO
Very rich and racy. Very full, abundant. Quality of the vintage, intensity of old vines. Exemplary. Wonderful./ Sweet and spicy, deep. Grenache laden. More in reserve here than I had noticed before. I applaud it. Wonderful example. Competes with Tres Picos. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2266. 15 CALATAYUD GARNACHA HONORO VERA, BODEGAS ATECA
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2267. 14 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ATTECA, BODEGAS ATECA
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2268. 14 ARAGON GARNACHA DE FUEGO OLD VINES, BODEGAS BRECA
3000' elevation. Sweet and strong, direct and dry. Some cool purple aspects of high altitude fruit and the cool 2014 vintage./ Dry and tannic in 14. Straight forward flavor interests. Popular with the group. It does deliver a lot of material for the money. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2269. 13 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES, BODEGAS BRECA
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2270. 13 CALATAYUD GARNACHA, REAL DE ARAGON
Sweet and concentrated, and not without acid etch./ Full of power, extract, material. Better than the fine 2010. A lot of wine for the money. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2271. 15 CARINENA GARNACHA CASTILLO DE MONSERAN, BODEGAS SAN VALERO
2014: Full, sweet, spicy, peppery. Ideal Carinena grenache. Wow./ Great acid and frame, with grenache sweet strawberry and raspberry center. Cracked pepper, raspberry seed zestiness plus round glycerol balance. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2272. 13 CARINENA GARNACHA OLD VINES, PICOS DEL MONTGO
Good, sweet Carinena garnacha. Old vines intense. Ideal./ Sweet pastille raspberry. Cool too. Good acid. So flavorful, long. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2273. 14 CARINENA TEMPRANILLO-GARNACHA-SYRAH LAS VALLES, BODEGAS PANIZA
40/40/20. Strong and dry on entry. Then sweet, ripe fruit wells up. Even-handed and easy./ Smooth and gentle with good sweet-acid balance and flow. Sweetly fruited aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2274. 15 EMPORDA GARNACHA OLD VINES, ESPELT ESTATE
2013: Parker 90: ‘This stunning custom cuvee from Eric Solomon was made with the help of Frenchman Jean-Marc Lafage. From granite soils around Spain’s Costa Brava, just two kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea, some of the grapes in this wine come from old vines dating back to 1900. The 2013 Garnacha Old Vines (100% Grenache aged four months in new and used French oak) boasts remarkable intensity as well as richness along with lots of strawberry, wild, briery mountain fruit and hints of spice, flowers, underbrush and Mediterranean herbs. The sweet tannin, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and luscious personality have resulted in a gorgeous wine to enjoy over the next several years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2275. 11 EMPORDA MAS OLLER PUR, MAS OLLER
Parker 92: ‘Fashioned from an interesting blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged three months in French oak, the opaque purple-colored 2011 Pur displays notes of salty sea breezes, wet rocks, intense blueberry and black raspberry fruit, and hints of roasted meats and bouquet garni. This superb effort comes from relatively young vines planted just above sea level. It should drink well for 4-5 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2276. 05 CATALUNYA GRAN RESERVA ALTOS D’OLIVA, BODEGA CIVINO
45% tempranillo, 40% cab sauv, 15% garnacha. 3 years in barrel. 14%. Deep and mature, wholesome and vigorous. A traditional Gran Reserva. Leather, dried fruit, oak./ Yes, classic, long in barrel taste set. Plus black and youthful fruit facet. Satisfying body. Suave and flowing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2277. 14 CATALUNYA ULL DE LLEBRE, RAMON ROQUETA
Fresh, primary, tart year, valid tempranillo./ Coiled, young, tight, fresh fruit. This will plump up with more time in bottle. 89+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2278. 15 CATALUNYA GARNACHA, RAMON ROQUETA
Fresh, juicy berry-cherry. All grenache all the way. Tender, fruitful, charming./ Yes, flavorful and charming. All at ease. Cool it lightly. Balancing astringency on the finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2279. 13 PENEDES BLANC SELECCIO FINCA CAN FEIXES, HUGUET
15% barrel fermented chardonnay with the area white varieties. Fresh and useful. Light stone fruits, good mineral. Light oak aura./ Great etch and mineral, vitality, verve, saturation. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2280. 14 MONTSANT GRANATXA FINA DE DARMOS ALTAROSES, JOAN D’ANGUERA
Estate bottled; Demeter. Big, powerful, sweet, total grenache. Penetrating aromatics. Sweet red strawberry fruit, simmered, creamed. Shortcake./ Big, ripe, brawny. Tannin to hold the full grenache thickness. Daring flash of VA. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2281. 14 MONTSANT BLAU, CELLER CAN BLAU
50% mazuelo (carignan), 25% each syrah, garnacha. Deep, sweet black cherry carignan. Rich and full presence./ Yes, sweet, generous fruit appeal, with tannin and other textural play. Has weight and takes up space. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2282. 13 MONTSANT CAN BLAU, CELLER CAN BLAU
Tasting Panel 94: ‘White licorice paints the tongue, lavender perfumes the senses. This blend of 50% Carinene (aka Mazuelo), 25% Syrah and 25% Garnacha hails from vines with age ranges from 25 to 40 years. The density and grip is noteworthy, with pleasurable, palatable plum and dark cherry that usurps the tongue with every sip.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2283. 13 MONTSANT MAS DONIS BARRICA VINYES VELLES, CELLER DE CAPCANES
85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. Powerful, full bodied, rangy. Not quite of Priorat grandeur, but for Montsant, this shows a lot of bells and whistles./ Young, but already sweet and revealing. Power rightly contained. 2013 frame. Impressive balance of strength, sweetness, and acid. Understated oak makes a fine seasoning. Long finish. Perfectly proportioned for mealtime use already. Will likely age very nicely too. Crown achievement. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2284. 11 MONTSANT XABEC, CELLER MALONDRO
40 year old vines, half each grenache, carignan. 1 ton per acre. Deep, rich, intense, full, sweet. Priorat like./ Lovely development and savor now. Great acid, balance. Put it right to use. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2285. 14 MONTSANT ZERRAN, BODEGAS ORDONEZ
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2286. 14 PRIORAT ONA MAS DE BILLO, CELLER CECILIO
2013: 35% each garnatxa, syrah, 20% carinena, 10% cab sauv. Sweet, powerful, roti. Right at ya. Rangy black fruits complex. Wood framework presents itself./ Balanced, spicy, roti, large. Certainly generous. Finesse is not its mantra. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2287. 11 PRIORAT GINE GINE, BUIL & GINE
60% carinena, 40% garnacha. 15%. Full, heady, rich, tarry, deep concentrated black fruit pulp and peel. Yow!/ Powerful, built, full, flavorful, intense, bold textured. Whoa! Will not be denied. Good, fresh acid. Plus there’s some tannin grip to offer a cellaring option. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2288. 14 PRIORAT, BODEGAS LA CARTUJA
2013: 70% garnacha, 30% carinena grown in black slate. Fresh, new, high altitude. They’ve rushed to market the latest vintage of this popularly priced Priorat, so it’s not as filled out as were the 2011 and 2012 when first experienced./ Still tight and a bit tart. All the nascent goods are here in this successful vintage. The buyer though is left with the aging responsibilities. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2289. 13 PRIORAT SERRAS DEL PRIORAT, CLOS FIGUERES
Parker 90.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2290. 07 PRIORAT CLOS FIGUERES, CLOS FIGUERAS
Parker 94: ‘The purple-colored 2007 Clos Figueres displays an already complex nose of sandalwood, Asian spices, mineral, lavender, herbs, and assorted black fruits. Dense and sweet on the palate, this plush offering will continue evolving for another 5-7 years and have a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2027. $85.’
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2291. 13 PRIORAT BLUEGRAY, JUAN GIL
2012: 45% grenache, 30% mazuelo, 25% cabernet sauvignon. 15% alcohol. Dark and firm. Deep purple, sweet, suave, elegant, and large. Syrup concentration and purity, clarity. Good wood. Young and modern. Tarry./ Fully concentrated. Aromatic oak. Impressive fruit intensity. The alcohol is cooling; licorice airs. Young and potent. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2292. 14 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE LA VILELLA ALTA VI DE LA VILA, MAS ALTA
2012: Parker 90: ‘Two brilliant efforts from the Bodegas Mas Alta include the 2012 Black Slate, a project of Rhone negociant Michel Tardieu, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon. From vineyards planted at a 1,000+ foot elevation, it was produced from 50- to 60-year-old vines and reveals a Burgundy-like personality. Copious notes of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with subtle spice, vanillin, crushed rock and spring flowers are found in this medium-bodied, elegant, stylish 2012. A blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it was aged 12 months in French oak, of which 60% was new. It should drink well for 3-6 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2293. 14 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE PORRERA, MAS D’EN COMPTE
2012: Parker 93: ‘From one of Priorat’s coolest micro-climates, this 2012 Black Slate is composed of 60% old vine Grenache (60+ years) and 40% old Carignan (80 years), and aged 12 months in concrete tanks, old wood foudres, and two-year-old barrels. It reveals lots of licorice, crushed wet rock, sweet blueberry and black raspberry fruit characteristics along with a full-bodied, moderately tannic mouthfeel. The tannins are sweet and well-integrated, and the wine is drinking beautifully already. For a relatively expensive Spanish appellation, this is an outright steal! Consume it over the next 3-6 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2294. 15 PRIORAT CAMINS DEL PRIORAT, ALVARO PALACIOS
2014: 40% garnacha, 30% carignan, 30% cabernet sauvignon and syrah. Purple, bright, reductive, and perfectly fresh./ Young, firm, very fine tannins. Juicy, purple fruit. Whole cluster ferment stuff too. Great future. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2295. 12 PRIORAT LES TERRASSES VELLES VINYES, ALVARO PALACIOS
International Wine Cellar 92: ‘Brilliant ruby. Potent, mineral-laced raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by exotic floral and spice qualities, picking up white pepper and mocha accents with air. Seamless and sweet, offering silky red berry preserve flavors with a touch of allspice. Closes lively and precise, with sneaky tannins and a jolt of bitter cherry.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2296. 14 PRIORAT CEPS NOUS, CELLER PASANAU
70% garnacha, 20% merlot, 10% syrah. 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Great freshness and clarity, with light oak and leather in background./ Fine leather, vinosity, power at 15%, and tannin. Good future. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2297. 09 PRIORAT DARA, SANGENIS I VAQUE
45% each mazuela, garnacha; 10% merlot; 12 months in French & American oak barrels. Well developed, soft, nicely bouqueted, ready to enjoy. ‘Dara’ means ‘now’. It’s apropos./ Full, bouqueted, singed fruit. Great power and presence. Ready for full fare. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2298. 08 PRIORAT VALL POR LIMITADA, SANGENIS I VAQUE
2005: Black, sweet, youthful. Incredible at age 10./ Full tannin, body, youth, grip, vigor. Solid. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2299. 11 PRIORAT, VEGA ESCAL
Carignan, syrah, grenache. Oh, boy, that’s a ripe one. Especially for the vintage. Pure, beautiful, ripe fruit. Carignan cherry. Nothing singed or roasted; just beautifully ripe./ Forward, with the levity of the vintage. Ripe, sweet, flavorful. Complete 11 Priorat. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2300. 15 TERRA ALTA GARNATXA NEGRA, HERENCIA ALTES
From vines planted in 1915. Fine, sweet Terra Alta grenache. Spot on. Strong willed. The core is compact, even reduced./ Rich and round, broad and powerful. Complete mouthful. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2301. 15 TERRA ALTA BLANCO VINA D’IRTO, EDETARIA
All grenache blanc. Full body. Subtle varietal aromas of melon, lemon, acacia./ Smooth, full, subtle, vinous. For food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2302. 12 CASTILLA CODICE, DOMINIO DE EGUREN
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2303. 15 MADRID GARNACHA CAMINO DE NAVAHERREROS, BODEGAS BERNABELVA
At San Martin de Valdeiglesias. Ripe and sweet and spicy as usual./ Singed and edgy. Cinnamon-clove finale. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2304. 14 MADRID TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS FLACO
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2305. 09 PAGO CALZADILLA OPTA, BODEGA & VINEDOS URIBES MADERO
60% tempranillo, 20% each garnacha, syrah. 12 months in American and French oak.Warm, ripe, powerful. Shows barrel aging./ Rich, warm, large, balanced. Sweet, developed flavor set, with enough fruit retained too. Good price for a Pago DO wine. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2306. 15 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS VENTA MORALES
Sweet and rich southern tempranillo. Typical of the series. Certainly giving./ Sweetness and strength in balance. Worthy value, so we all thought. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2307. 15 CASTILLA TEMPRANILLO PASO A PASO, BODEGAS VOLVER
2014: International Wine Cellar 90: ‘Bright purple. High-pitched, smoke-accented black and blue fruits on the highly perfumed nose and palate. Appealingly sweet and seamless in texture, with a spine of juicy acidity providing definition and structure. Closes sweet, smoky and quite long, with smooth tannins building slowly. The 102.5-hectare vineyard that provided the grapes for this wine were planted in 1970 and the wine was aged in small, used French oak barrels for six months. For the quality delivered this price is a gift. $10.’
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2308. 15 LA MANCHA ALCEO TEMPRANILLO FAMILIA BASTIDA
Nice La Mancha work. Cool and lifted. Varietal character and freshness of a northern wine./ Great acid. US and French oak. Vanillin and expansion from barrel aging. Well crafted. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2309. 15 LA MANCHA PARAJE DE TITOS GARNACHA, FAMILIA BASTIDA
Dark violet appearance for grenache./ Sweet but discreet, and unusually black and purple qualities. Kinda special. Lots of limestone in the soil–makes a difference? Like a terres blanches Chateauneuf. Flattering reduction. None other like this. Quel surpris grenache and La Mancha. Wow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2310. 13 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO OLD VINES FINCA LAS CRUCES, BODEGAS VOLVER
Sweet, bold, real oomph. Sweetness covers power. Good wood and fruit cremes. A pleasure./ Sweet cremes of fruit, nut, wood (including maple). Volver style. Critics’ choice. What food? Chorizo! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2311. 10 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA ANCIANO 5 YEARS, BODEGAS NAVALON
2009: Clear fruit, light oak. Forward but not bouqueted; rather, remains fruity. Good oak complement. Tastes young for its age./ Attractive balance of tempranillo fruit and oak. Fine tannin. Harmonious presentation ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2312. 05 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO GRAN RESERVA 10 YEARS ANCIANO, BODEGAS NAVALON
2 years in barrel, 8 years in bottle at the bodega. Plenty of fine oak and fine, fresh fruit too. Balanced to perfection./ Chocolate covered fruit cremes taste. Seductive. And balanced by very fine tannin. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2313. 13 MANCHUELA BOBAL OLD VINES PINOS, VEGA TOLOSA
2012: 80 year old vines. Wonderful, classic, pinnacle varietal achievement with nice spicy oak./ Yes, spicy and black fruit. Tannins cling to the finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2314. 14 VALENCIA TEMPRANILLO, RADIO BOCA
2012: Fresh, primary, warm, black fruits. Nice take on southern tempranillo./ Good fruit flavor, texture, intensity. Smooth and attractive already. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2315. 15 ALMANSA LAYA, BODEGAS ATALAYA
Parker 90/100. My notes: 70% garnacha tintoreira, 30% monastrell. 14.5%. Sweet fruit purity. Plum, cherry, berry, spice./ Sweet and spicy and racy and textured and ripe and balanced in 15. Great zesty finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2316. 12 JUMILLA MONASTRELL, CASA CASTILLO
Parker 90: ‘A spectacular offering from Jumilla, Casa Castillo’s 2012 Monastrell (100% Mourvedre aged six months in neutral French oak barrels) comes from old vines and yields averaging between 16 and 25 hectoliters per hectare. It exhibits notes of black raspberries, blueberries, acacia flowers, a dusty, chalky character no doubt from the limestone soils, and a medium-bodied, ripe, rich, concentrated mouthfeel that lingers in the mouth. It is nearly impossible to find a wine at this price with such intensity and richness. Buy it by the case and enjoy it over the next several years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2317. 14 JUMILLA MONASTRELL COMOLOCO, JUAN GIL
Oh, boy. Such a woody-spicy aromatic adventure./ Sweet and savory. Complete. Bargain. Better than the 2013. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2318. 14 JUMILLA MONASTRELL, BODEGAS HIJOS DE JUAN GIL
2013: Parker 91; International Wine Cellar 91: ‘Bright purple. Deeply pitched aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, along with vanilla and mocha, are complicated by floral overtones and a touch of pipe tobacco. The appealingly sweet palate shows very good depth, with plush dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors and lifting zesty minerals. The smooth, broad, gently tannic finish leaves behind notes of smoky minerals and candied blue fruit. Considering its heft, this wine is surprisingly graceful thanks to vibrant minerality. $16.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2319. 14 JUMILLA MONASTRELL ALTOS DE LA HOYA FINCA HOYA DE SANTA ANA, BODEGAS OLIVARES
Dry, strong, direct, aromatically understated. But full./ Round, full, generous. Not much in the way of aromatic development yet, but shows full presence. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2320. 11 JUMILLA CARCHELO, BODEGAS AGAPITO RICO
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Immediately this presents itself in a positive light. The color is bright and lucid, the nose is solid and smells clean and lush, and the body is full, stout and smacks firmly with proper tannin-acid balance. Flavors of peppery, chocolaty black fruits finish toasty, peppery and thorough.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2321. 12 YECLA BARRICA BARAHONDA, SENORIO DE BARAHONDA
Parker 91: ‘The outstanding 2012 Barahonda Barrica (75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah aged six months in French oak) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of blackberries, licorice, camphor, white flowers and pepper. This ripe, medium-bodied, opulent, fleshy red should drink well for several years. It's a real winner at this price point. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2322. 14 YECLA MONASTRELL, CASTANO
High altitude vineyards on limestone. One of the most impressive vintages of this. In hot years, this can be a little jammy and ordinary. Here it’s distinguished, showing purple mourvedre fruit, limestone base, high altitude cool demeanor, and old vines intensity./ One of the sweetest in the series, as well as best framed and built. The play of acid, sweetness, old vines intense fruit, and calcaire. Loaded; has it all. Both rich and racy, sumptuous and cool, it’s ideal, and, a steal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2323. 13 YECLA SOLANERA VINAS VIEJAS, BODEGAS CASTANO
Parker 92: ‘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. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2324. 15 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA, BODEGAS VOLVER
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2325. 14 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA HILL, BODEGAS VOLVER
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2326. 14 MALAGA BOTANI VICTORIA #2, JORGE ORDONEZ half bottle
Parker 95: ‘An absolutely amazing, decadent, luxurious sweet wine, made from 100% Moscatel de Alexandria, the 2014 Botani Victoria #2 comes from the estate's oldest 50-year-old vines and, according to Jorge Ordoñez, it takes 17 pounds of grapes to make one 375-milliliter bottle of this elixir. Truly great stuff, it has loads of honeysuckle, caramelized tropical fruits, hints of maple syrup and brown sugar. The wine is rich, fragrant with plenty of flowery notes intermixed with wet pebble-like minerality. It is full-bodied and unctuously textured, but has enough acidity to balance the sweet, rich texture. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2327. MALAGA ANEJO LOTE 01/10, GADEA half liter
15%; pedro ximenez; aged in seasoned American oak barrels. Raisin, prune, scorched fruit. Not a sticky PX./ Good sweetness. Plum, brown sugar, mango chutney. First Malaga I’ve tasted from this Jerez/Montilla grape variety. Different from the others. I like it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each


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