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PSI-2228. 16 VINHO VERDE LAS LILAS, ADEGA PONTE DA BARCA
This has flair, aromatics, top grape varieties. Yes, in tune with this series, and worth the higher price./ Indeed, flavorful, and fizzy as well. Abundant fruit taste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2229. 16 VINHO VERDE ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DAS ARCOS
Full aroma, including fermentation apple blossom./ Same. Juicy. Malic apple and citric citrus. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2230. 16 VINHO VERDE CICONIA, ALEXANDRE RELVAS
A nice and spritzy, fresh, summer-time Vinho Verde as usual./ The spritz is surely refreshing. Low key aromatics. Popular with the group. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2231. 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-2232. 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-2233. 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-2234. 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2235. 13 DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES, QUINTA DO CRASTO
Parker 94: ‘The 2013 Reserva Old Vines is a fine success. Granting that I don't have this side-by-side with the 2011, the difference doesn't seem to be as great as you might think on paper. Winemaker Manuel Lobo said Crasto maintained quality here by deleting three typically-used vineyards that underperformed in the vintage. It seems to have worked nicely so far. Hopefully, it will reward cellaring, too. This opens very elegantly. It is beautifully balanced, with a feel of sophistication and refinement--which is pretty much how most of Crasto's wines show these days. Of Crasto's submissions, though, this might well have the most character and complexity this year. As refined and approachable as it seemed to be on opening, this developed steadily and impressively, tightening along the way. This is a terrific Old Vines Reserve. 2017-2034. $43.’
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2236. 13 DOURO ESTATE, QUINTA DE LA ROSA
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘From 20-year-old vines grown on old stone terraces, this wine is structured and concentrated, yet balanced, with fine red fruits that are layered by tannins and acidity. The wine has a dense texture that gives it depth and ageability. With its structure and rich still-developing fruits, it will be best after 2018.$20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2237. 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-2238. 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-2239. 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-2240. 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-2241. 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-2242. 12 DOURO ALTANO, SYMINGTON
Touriga franc, tinta roriz, tinta barroca; Bright, red, tart, fresh fruit. Plum, cranberry./ Fruity, well balanced. Good tartness. Plenty ripe without being too ripe. Delicious example. One of the best vintages of this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2243. 13 DOURO BRANCO DOU ROSA, QUINTA DE LA ROSA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2244. 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-2245. 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-2246. 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO MARIA GOMES, LUIS PATO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2247. 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-2248. 13 BUCELAS ARINTO RESERVA PROVA REGIA, QUINTA DA ROMEIRA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2249. 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-2250. 13 LISBOA RESERVA CONFIDENCIAL, CASA SANTOS LIMA
10+ grape varieties. Deep and complicated, rich and balanced, with lots of fruit top notes./ Sweet and replete with a touch of flattering roti. Fine tannin. Persistent, balanced, flavorful, textured. Incredible value. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2251. 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-2252. 13 ALENTEJANO CHAMINE, CORTES DE CIMA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2253. 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-2254. 15 ALENTEJO HEREDADE, PENEDO GORDO
2014: 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-2255. (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-2256. 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-2257. 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-2258. 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-2260. 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-2261. 15 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO TERRAS DE GONDAREI, BODEGAS CHAVES
The nose is creamy and mellow thanks to the warmth of vintage./ Palate though has tremendous juiciness and energy. I really want a full glass of this one. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2262. 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-2263. 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-2264. 15 RIBERA SACRA, ADEGAS GUIMARO
Parker 90: ‘This old vine blend is dominated by Mencía but has some 15% of other grapes. It fermented in stainless steel and is kept in contact with the fine lees but without bâttonage. I feel higher ripeness in the unoaked 2015 than in the 2014, it feels a little exuberant and young, fruit-driven and with a juicy palate with very fine tannins. Very gulpable. Now-2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2265. 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-2266. 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-2267. 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-2268. 15 BIERZO MENCIA VIERNES, BODEGAS GODELIA
Fresh, and in the style intended. No mencia reduction. Just forward, black fruit unencumbered by either barrel or hermetic influences./ Great acid. Really racy for ripe 2015. Fruit emphasis realized. Balanced and meal-worthy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2269. 14 BIERZO PETALOS, DESC. DE JOSE PALACIOS
Parker 93: ‘The 2014 Pétalos del Bierzo was already up for tasting as they sell the wine quite quickly even if the volumes are not small, but the wine had only been in bottle for one week and it might have been a little closed, especially when compared with the aromatic 2013. However, the aromas, if subtle, are phenomenal, very complete and balanced, with an extra degree of complexity when compared with the 2013. The harvest was a little healthier without being easy (or dry). There is great volume in the palate, fleshy, juicy and rich without being heavy, medium-bodied, somehow similar to the 2012 even if it still needs to develop further complexity. There's always a subdued minerality, a texture and mouthfeel difficult to find in wines of this price level. This is approachable now, but it will be better in one year and should develop nicely in bottle. There are some 380,000 bottles of this wine, as they are limited by the space they have in the current winery. They will be able to grow when the new one is ready. Now-2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2270. 15 BIERZO MENCIA, GREGORY PEREZ
Excellent take on mencia, replete with purple fruits and flowers, including violets./ The palate is 2015 plump an polished, fully ripe and accomplished, with nary a tracce of reduction. Ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2271. 14 BIERZO MENCIA JOVEN EL CASTRO DE VALTRUILLE, RAUL PEREZ
Light and positive mencia fruit tartness. No reduction issues./ Sweet and suave, with racy acid in back. Juicy and food-worthy. 14 brace. Sweet finale. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2272. 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-2273. 15 BIERZO MENCIA, SENDA VERDE
Very bright, charming, clear, cool, pure. None of the usual young mencia reduction./ Shines on the palate too. Smooth, polished, and ideal take on mencia. Ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2274. 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-2275. 14 TXOMIN ETXANIZ, TXAKOLINA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2276. 15 GETARIAKO TXAKOLINA, BENGOETXE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2277. 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-2278. 15 GETARIAKO TXAKOLINA ZUDUGARAI, BODEGAS ZUDUGARAI
Vinous 91/100. My notes: 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-2279. 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-2280. 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-2281. 16 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO GRANDE, EL JEFE liter
From the estate of the Farina family on the La Meseta plateau south of Toro. A fresh take. Unique and appealing like Ampelaia’s Unlitro./ Very elegant form of tempranillo. Cool. All fruit, no wood, little tannin. Full raspberry-cherry tempranillo taste. You could chill this down for added refreshment. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2282. 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-2283. 13 TORO TERMES, NUMANTHIA
Wine Spectator 90; Parker 90: ‘The 2013 Termes, from a slow ripening, cold and wet vintage, is pure Tinta de Toro (aka Tempranillo) from a number of 30- to 50-year-old vineyards in the villages of Valdefinjas, Morales de Toro, Toro, Venialbo and El Pego at an average of 700 meters altitude on sandy and stony soils. The destemmed grapes underwent a cold soak before fermenting and a post-fermentative maceration of 21 days. The wine aged in French oak barrels for 14 months with rackings every four months. The vintage provided conditions for fresher wines, and this Termes, harvested from October, has good acidity and a lively palate, showcasing the vintage. The nose has nicely integrated oak and a core of red and black fruit, quite harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and moderate acidity, but with a sense of freshness. There was less Numanthia produced in 2013, so part of the grapes that usually go to Numanthia is in this Termes. 2017-2021.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2284. 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-2285. 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-2286. 13 TORO ALMIREZ, TESO LA MONJA
Parker 92+: ‘Even more powerful and rich is the 2013 Almirez, an opaque purple wine made from 100% Tinta de Toro from vineyards planted at 2,300 feet (the highest in all of Toro). The wine has a fabulous opaque purple color, notes of blackberry, blueberry and cassis, licorice, graphite and truffle. Deep, rich, full-bodied and powerful with moderate tannin, this wine was aged 12 months in about 30% new French oak. Drink it over the next decade. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2287. 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-2288. 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-2289. 16 TERRA DE LEON ALBARIN PARDEVALLES, RAFAEL ALONSO
The white albarin variety is distinct from albarino. It was practically extinct before the Pardevalles estate put in seven acres. As bright and crisp and definitive and clear as can be. No fermentation, all varietal./ Well, light ferment residuals still hanging around on the palate. But the varietal character is nonetheless clear already and will have the stage all itself in a matter of weeks. (5/22/17). 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2290. 15 CASTILLA Y LEON VERDEJO CANTAYANO, ISAAC CANTALPIEDRA
A traditional, terroir-driven verdejo, made without cold fermentation on stainless stell vats and sauvignon blanc augmentation, both in the name of fruitiness. This is dry, stony, structured, and eminently versatile at the table. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2291. 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-2292. 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-2293. 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-2294. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO VIRIDIANA, ATALAYAS DE GOLBAN
Vinous 90: ‘Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for three months in two- and three-year-old French oak. Inky ruby. High-pitched raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by fresh flowers, minerals and woodsmoke. Spicy and tightly focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors with a hint of anise. Closes sweet, focused and long, with sneaky tannins adding grip. A lot of fruit from this estate's top vineyards wound up in this bottling this vintage. In some markets this wine is called ‘Linde.’.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2295. 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-2296. 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-2297. 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-2298. 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-2299. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO, EMILIO MORO
Vinous 90: ‘Vivid ruby. Fragrant red and dark berry compote and licorice pastille aromas are complemented by black pepper and mocha. Smooth and expansive in the mouth, offering gently sweet, appealingly spicy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Closes sappy, sweet and long, with supple building tannins. This suave, forward wine was aged in new and used French and American oak barrels for a year. 2019-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2300. 15 RIBERA DEL DUERO TINTO FINO, BODEGAS PROTOS
12 months in French and American oak. Fine and sweet 15 fruit with subtle oak lacings./ Romantic violets and cremes and light oak. Good acid. Fine tannin and texture. Glorious finale. Yes. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2301. 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-2302. 11 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2303. 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-2304. 09 RIOJA RESERVA SELECCION DE LA FAMILIA, LUIS CANAS
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION; Wine Spectator 92; Vinous 92: ‘95% tempranillo and 5% graciano): Brilliant ruby. Smoky cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by pipe tobacco, vanilla and cedary oak. Ripe dark fruit flavors show very good focus, with zesty acidity adding lift and spine. Smooth and appealingly sweet on the very long spice- and mineral-tinged finish, which is shaped by fine-grained tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2305. 15 RIOJA SELECCION PRIVADA CEPAS ANTIGUAS, BODEGAS MARTINEZ CORTA
Estate bottled; Rioja Alta; 40+ year old vines; all tempranillo. Rich, deep, rangy, complex. One class tempranillo./ Some oak treacle. Acid, tannin, sweet fruit in harmony. All around success. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2306. 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-2307. 14 RIOJA CRIANZA, CVNE
Vinous 90: ‘Vivid ruby. Aromas of red berry liqueur and pungent flowers, backed by subtle vanilla and mocha nuances. Smooth and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cola flavors that are sharpened by a hint of cracked pepper. Weighty yet lively, showing very good closing focus and smooth tannins that come in late. 2019-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2308. 10 RIOJA RESERVA, CVNE
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘Clean red fruit finely integrated with oak and fruit tannins structure this wine for the cellar. At its center, the fruit is rich and smooth, circled by bright hints of dill and florals. Balanced and refined, this should age into a classical style of Rioja.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2309. 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-2310. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA REAL, CVNE
Parker 90: ‘Viña Real has now it's own separate winery, but it's still the CVNE brand from Rioja Alavesa. The 2011 Viña Real Crianza, mostly Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in stainless steel, matured in barrel for a little more than one year before bottling. The wine is racked every 5-6 months. It has a very ripe nose with hints of raisins, plenty of plums and black cherries, a little decadent and baroque. The palate is ripe and tasty with balsamic, Mediterranean flavors that are round, lush and approachable. Now-2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2311. 10 RIOJA RESERVA VINA REAL, CVNE
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘Classical Rioja, like this subtle and racy reserva, makes me smile. It’s a wine with scents of offal and cranberries, blood and blood oranges. Sure, it’s a little liqueur-like and so dry that it’s almost bitter. But that mild bitterness comes in tannins as open as cracked pink peppercorns, in a cool, zesty finish that carries the scent of freshly turned earth. Enjoy it with a skewer of grilled setas, or any local wild mushrooms.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2312. 11 RIOJA RESERVA IMPERIAL, CVNE
Vinous 92: ‘Ruby-red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, cherry pit, cured tobacco and toasty oak, joined by a vanilla nuance that builds in the glass. Juicy red currant and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and complementary nuances of mocha, spicecake and rose pastille. Finishes smoky and very long, featuring gently firming tannins and lingering florality. 2020-2032.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2313. 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-2314. 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-2315. 14 RIOJA GRACIANO RIO MADRE, BODEGAS ILURCE
Vinous 90: ‘Brilliant violet color. Intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of anise, violet and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good energy and power on the long, gently tannic finish, leaving behind notes of blueberry and peppery spices. 2017-2021. $11.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2316. 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-2317. 13 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS LAN
2011: 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-2318. 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-2319. 07 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
Hits the jackpot. 2007 fruit forwardness. Extra gran reserva barrel aging. Everything you’d want in an 07 gran reserva./ Yes, a nicely advanced bouquet thanks to barrel and bottle aging and the nature of the vintage. Good acidity for balance, vitality, preservation. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2320. 08 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA CUBILLO, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 92: ‘The first of the reds here is the 2008 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza from a cooler vintage that produced some austere and serious wines--a year with higher acidity and lively fruit. It feels effervescent and it makes you salivate. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from 50-year-old vines that ferments in ancient oak vats, and ages in barrel for three years. This cuvée has increased its quality tremendously since the 1990s. These cooler years provide citric freshness, and a very fine texture and vibrant acidity. This is so easy to drink that it can be dangerous.This was the Rioja clarete fino--the everyday red. It's both elegant and powerful. Very good value, too. Now-2022. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2321. 05 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 93: ‘The 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from their vineyards in the meander of the Ebro River, where they have some 100 hectares of vineyards. The wine fermented in the original oak vats that are now some 140 years of age. There is no temperature control and malolactic was also in the vat. The wine was transferred to oak barrels where it slowly matured in their deep, humid caves for no less than six years. After this, it was bottled unfiltered after being fined with egg whites. I think the quality gap between the Reserva and Gran Reserva has been getting smaller since the 2001 vintage and this 2005 is nothing short of exceptional. It's clean and complex, with more freshness. The wine is very spicy and with a palate that feels very balanced, livelier than in the past. It has a long finish where the flavors are clean. Easy to drink and very pleasurable. 2016-2025. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2322. 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-2323. 08 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MURIEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2324. 12 RIOJA RESERVA FINCA YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
Parker 92: ‘The blend of the 2012 Rioja Reserva is significantly different from previous vintages, with more Graciano and Garnacha. The blend was approximately 77% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 8% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. After a very dry growing season, the harvest was saved by some rains at the end of September, which allowed the grapes to reach perfect ripeness. The wine also had a slightly longer upbringing, 23 months in American oak barrels and at least nine of those months were in new oak barrels. However, it seems like the oak is better integrated than in the 2011, and the fruit is fresher. The palate has one extra point in depth, with very fine tannins and especially good freshness that gives it a sense of great harmony.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2325. 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-2326. 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-2327. 13 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MUGA
2 years in barrel, 1 year in bottle. 70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 7% mazuelo, 3% graciano. When I first encountered this in April, it was pretty shy. Maybe it was just shipped. Now, in June, the fruit is starting to flesh out a little more./ Lovely, lovely tempranillo quality on the palate. Precise fruit joy. Really sings. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2328. 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-2329. 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-2330. 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-2331. 13 RIOJA CRIANZA PUERTA VIEJA, BODEGAS RIOJANAS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2332. 09 RIOJA RESERVA MONTE REAL, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2333. 06 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA MONTE REAL, BODEGAS RIOJANAS
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘For classic Rioja, Monte Real is always a good bet. This offering delivers textbook aromas of dried raspberry and cherry offset by fallen leaves and a pinch of seashell. The palate is still quite fresh, while black cherry, raisin, spice and cocoa flavors finish smooth and long, with a touch of oxidation and a Sherry note for added complexity. Drink through 2022. $47.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2334. 13 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS CARLOS SERRES
85% tempranillo, 15% garnacha; est. 1896. Classy crianza that’s not over-oaked. Just the right fruit-oak harmony I like in a crianza./ Palate speaks of the same fruit-oak balance. Say, this is ready to serve now. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2335. 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-2336. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
Vinous 91: ‘Brilliant ruby. Spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, cola and smoky minerals , along with a suave floral overtone. Silky and open-knit, offering sweet red berry flavors and suggestions of five-spice powder and candied rose. Finishes with bright, tangy lift, strong cut and very good persistence, leaving a juicy red berry quality behind. 2017-2023. $19.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2337. 11 RIOJA RESERVA UNICA, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
Vinous 92: ‘Opaque ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Indian spices, with a building vanilla undertone. Supple, open-knit raspberry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and breadth, with juicy acidity adding finesse and spine. The spicy, long finish leaves a refreshingly bitter berry skin note behind. Aged in 30% new French oak. 2017-2022. $29.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2338. 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-2339. 06 RIOJA CRIANZA BLANCO VINA GRAVONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 94: ‘The warmer 2006 Viña Gravonia Crianza, a white inspired by the wines from Graves (hence the name), is pure Viura matured in well-seasoned oak barrels for four years and bottled unfiltered in November 2011. The nose does not transmit any heat whatsoever, showing notes of chamomile, beeswax, honey and aromatic herbs. The palate is sharp, medium-bodied with great acidity and freshness that is both clean and persistent; it is more austere than exuberant, which was a real surprise. Overall, it is tasty and supple. The Gravonia vineyard is very old and naturally-balanced, which shows in the wine. Against all odds, the 2006 is showing better than the 2005 today. Fantastic and a steal! Now-2022. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2340. 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-2341. 15 RIOJA VIURA - TEMPRANILLO BLANCO, BODEGAS CARLOS SERRES
85 - 15; est. 1896. Nice, light viura perfume. Wisp of thyme./ Light barrel age etch. Well balanced, well priced, and good example. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2342. 14 NAVARRA GARNACHA OLD VINES EL CHAPARRAL DE VEGA SINDOA, BODEGAS NEKEAS
Parker 91: ‘The most serious wine, as usually is the case, is their 2014 Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Old Vines Garnacha, coming from head-pruned Grenache vines all planted earlier than 1940. This is 100% Grenache aged in French oak for nine months and then bottled. There is a peppery/licorice almost Pinot Noir delicacy this wine. It offers up notes of cranberry, black cherry and floral hints. The wine has terrific body, good acidity and underlying, earthy minerality. This is very much an Atlantic maritime-influenced Grenache to drink over the next 2-3 years. Now-2019. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2343. 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-2344. 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-2345. 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-2346. 13 CAMPO DE BORJA BEROLA, BODEGAS BORSAO
Parker 90: ‘The outstanding 2013 Berola is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with the Grenache from a vineyard planted in 1956, the Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted in 1990, and the Syrah from the youngest vines planted 15 years ago. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, but unlike the previous wines, the wine then spends ten months in a combination of French and American oak of which about 30% is new. This is a seriously endowed, full-bodied wine from Borsao with plenty of blackcurrant fruit, a touch of graphite and camphor, a luscious, nicely textured mid-palate and finish. The wine is pure, rich and impressive. Drink now-2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2347. 15 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA VINA BORGIA, BODEGAS BORSAO
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2348. 15 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA BORSAO, BODEGAS BORSAO
Vinous 90: ‘Made entirely in stainless steel tanks. Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe red berries, candied licorice and pungent flowers develop a spicy nuance in the glass. Appealingly sweet cherry, raspberry and floral pastille flavors deepen and expand steadily with aeration. Closes smooth and broad, with repeating spiciness, subtle tannins and very good, fruity tenacity. 2017-2021. $9.’
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2349. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA MONTE OTON, BODEGAS BORSAO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2350. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA TRES PICOS, BODEGAS BORSAO
Vinous 92: ‘Fermented in a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, then aged in French oak for ten months before bottling. Bright violet color. Heady, exotically perfumed bouquet of ripe red and dark berries, incense and candied flowers, with a smoky mineral overtone and a hint of Asian spices. Intense, deeply pitched raspberry liqueur and cherry-cola flavors stain the palate while displaying a distinctly vibrant quality. Blends power, depth and finesse in a way that's uncommon at anywhere near this price point. Closes sweet, supple and very long, with velvety tannins coming in late to add shape and gentle grip. These bush vines date back to the early 1920s and yield less than two tons of fruit per acre. 2018-2023. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2351. 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-2352. 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-2353. 15 CALATAYUD GARNACHA HONORO VERA, BODEGAS ATECA
Vinous 90: ‘Fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged for two months in three- and four-year-old French oak barrels. Saturated ruby. Ripe dark fruit and floral scents, along with suggestions of licorice and woodsmoke. Sweet and pliant on the palate, offering juicy blueberry, spicecake and violet pastille flavors and a bracing undercurrent of smoky minerality. The smooth, persistent, blue-fruit-dominated finish features very good focus and silky, slow-building tannins. There's outstanding value here. 2017-2021.’
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2354. 14 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ATTECA, BODEGAS ATECA
Vinous 91: ‘Aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels. Opaque ruby. Cherry cola, blueberry, candied licorice and incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Coats the palate with sappy black and blue fruit liqueur flavors that are energized by suggestions of peppery spices and a suave floral pastille quality. Appealingly sweet and nicely concentrated, finishing with repeating dark berry character and smooth, fine-grained tannins. 2018-2023. $16.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2355. 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-2356. 14 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES, BODEGAS BRECA
Vinous 91: ‘Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months in large French oak barrels, both new and used. Lurid ruby. Lively red fruit and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of smoky minerals and a hint of vanilla. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy red berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that open up steadily with air. Finishes long and smooth, displaying subtle tannins and an echo of candied flowers. 2018-2023. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2357. 14 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ALTOVINUM, EVODIA
Parker 90: ‘This blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in concrete and demi-muid is a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from very old head-pruned vines that are not irrigated in pure slate soils, some of the vines are close to 100 years of age. This is really an amazing wine for the price. It is a fruit bomb, so those not wanting flavor, or in search of wimpy wines need to consider a light beer. Deep ruby/plum purple, with loads of blueberry and black currant fruit, underlying crushed rock notes and some floral scents are all present in this remarkable wine that sells at a full retail markup of $10.00, which is simply incredible! These are the kind of wines I wish had existed when I was in college.’ List price: $12.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2358. 15 CALATAYUD GARNACHA, REAL DE ARAGON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: 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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2359. 15 CARINENA GARNACHA CASTILLO DE MONSERAN, BODEGAS SAN VALERO
Sweet if understated fruit at the start. Laid back, not pushy. Deepens and sweetens further with aeration, revealing attractive grenache strawberry and raspberry notes./ Fresh, crisp, sweet. Just the right weight. A deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2360. 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-2361. 15 EMPORDA GARNACHA OLD VINES, ESPELT ESTATE
From granite soils around Spain’s Costa Brava, just a mile from the Mediterranean. Some of the vines date back to 1900. Oh, sweet, huge, black. Full of material and texture. Fabulous. No restraints. Yow!/ Yes, large scale flavor, power, sweetness, texture, quality. Best vintage of this I’ve tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2362. 11 EMPORDA MAS OLLER PUR, MAS OLLER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2363. 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: 10.99 each

PSI-2364. 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-2365. 13 PENEDES BLANC SELECCIO FINCA CAN FEIXES, HUGUET (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2366. 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-2367. 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-2368. 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-2369. 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-2370. 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-2371. 14 MONTSANT ZERRAN, BODEGAS ORDONEZ
Vinous 91: ‘fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for ten months in used French oak barriques): Opaque purple. Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are sharpened by a smoky mineral nuance and a sexy flourish of fresh lavender. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy boysenberry flavors and a jolt of enlivening minerality. Finishes silky, precise and very long, with lingering florality and harmonious tannins. There's pretty remarkable value here. 2017-2022. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2372. 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-2373. 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-2374. 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-2375. 13 PRIORAT SERRAS DEL PRIORAT, CLOS FIGUERES
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘A deliciously spicy blend of garnacha, cariñena, syrah and cabernet, this is vital and fresh in its red fruit, along with subtle liqueur-like notes. A wine to open now with lasagna Bolognese. $29.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2376. 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-2377. 13 PRIORAT BLUEGRAY, JUAN GIL
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Firm and focused, this red makes an impression through energy rather than weight. Cherry, black olive, licorice and garrigue flavors mingle on a lithe frame, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Offers a fresh, spicy finish. Drink now through 2021. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2378. 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-2379. 14 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE PORRERA, MAS D’EN COMPTE
Well this just soars. Priorat brilliance, importance, clarity. 14 coolness, crispness. High altitude. Beautiful array of black fruits and berries. Licorice. Very ripe but not too. Statuesque. Oomph. Great texture. Full and fine tannin. Most textural wine of the evening. Standout. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2380. 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-2381. 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-2382. 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-2383. 14 PRIORAT GARBINADA, SANGENIS I VAQUE
45% each garnacha, carinena; 10% syrah. Reduced to start. Good Priorat structure. Aromatics revealed after aeration./ Some sense of youthful reduction again. Regardless, this has material and balance. Real promise. Juicy finish. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2384. 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-2385. 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-2386. 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-2387. 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-2388. 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-2389. 12 CASTILLA CODICE, DOMINIO DE EGUREN
Vinous 90: ‘All tempranillo; aged for six months in stainless steel tanks and then moved into French and American oak barrels for another six months. Bright violet color. Black and blue fruit aromas are lifted by a peppery nuance and a hint of fresh flowers. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy boysenberry and mocha flavors and a bracing kick of spiciness. Finishes silky and precise, with lingering spiciness and smooth tannins. An off-the-charts value.’
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2390. 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-2391. 14 MADRID TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS FLACO
Vinous 90: ‘Bright ruby-red. The red fruit nose shows Pinot-like energy, with white pepper and floral pastille nuances adding complexity. Silky and sweet on the palate, offering intense but edge-free raspberry and spicecake flavors. A wine of noteworthy elegance, especially for the money. Finishes sappy, floral and long, with lingering red fruit character and just a hint of tannins. This vibrant, emphatically fruity, pure Tempranillo was raised in a combination of large concrete and stainless steel tanks. Now-2020. $9.’
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2392. 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-2393. 15 PAGO EL TERRERAZO BLANCO MESTIZAJE, BODEGA MUSTIGUILLO
75% merseguera, 20% viognier, 5% malvasia. Unique and wonderful aromatics. Not overwhelmed by scented varieties./ Both nose and palate have nice texture. Subtly aromatic confirmation. Dry, well extracted, thoroughly mealworthy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2394. 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-2395. 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-2396. 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-2397. 13 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO OLD VINES FINCA LAS CRUCES, BODEGAS VOLVER
15%. Deep ruby-purple fruit and fine oak. Very cool, alert, positive, uplifting. Wears its alcohol well./ Rich and cool both. Complete. Suave, balanced. Good acid, flavor, and follow through. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2398. 10 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA ANCIANO 5 YEARS, BODEGAS NAVALON
1+ yrs in barrel; 4+ yrs in bottle before release. Nice combo of sweet, southern tempranillo fruit and oak spices. One of the best vintages of this. Runs deep./ Oh, lovely fruit cremes and pastilles. Super southern tempranillo augmented by barrel aging. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2399. 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-2400. 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-2401. 15 UTIEL-REQUENA BOBAL, VERA DE ESTENAS
A wonderful, fresh-tasting, uplifting, red-fruited take on bobal, which is widely planted in central Spain but seldom varietally labeled./ Yes, sweetly fruity and gentle on the approach. Delightful now. Better for pork than beef. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2402. 15 VALENCIA TEMPRANILLO, RADIO BOCA
Sweet and uncomplicated. Certainly fruity enough./ Yes, pleasing high acid and tannin edges to balance the sweetness. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2403. 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-2404. 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-2405. 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-2406. 14 JUMILLA MONASTRELL, BODEGAS HIJOS DE JUAN GIL
Vinous 91: ‘Aged for a year in French oak barrels, 30 percent of them new. Glass-staining ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of woodsmoke, incense and candied violet, and a subtle hint of vanilla emerges with air. Juicy and deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering sweet blackberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. The long, broad finish features repeating florality and rounded tannins that fold smoothly into the dark fruit. 2018-2023.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2407. 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-2408. 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-2409. 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-2410. 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-2411. 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-2412. 15 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA, BODEGAS VOLVER
Vinous 90: ‘Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in used French oak barrels. Inky ruby. Smoke- and spice-tinged dark berry and candied licorice aromas are accented by a hint of allspice. Plush and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry and blueberry flavors that show very good depth and become sweeter on the back half. The long, gently tannic finish shows a sexy floral quality and echoes the blue fruit note. 2018-2022. $11.’
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2413. 14 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA HILL, BODEGAS VOLVER
Parker 92: ‘Lastly, the 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics of blueberry, black raspberries, chalk and spring flowers. The wine has beautiful, full-bodied texture, impressive ripeness and purity and length. The minerality is present, and the wine a heck of a value. Drink over the next 4-5 years. Now-2021. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2414. 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-2415. 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

PSI-2416. 15 TENERIFE BENJE, ENVINATE
From the Canary Islands. Dark and solid, with a clear basalt terroir minerality./ Large, firm-cored, stony, significant. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: each


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