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PORTUGAL

PSI-2272. 17 PORTUGAL TINTO, SILK & SPICE
40% touriga nacional, 20% each baga, syrah, alicante bouschet. Yes, fruity and spicy and balanced and rich./ Indeed, spicy and sweet and fruity. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2273. 18 VINHO VERDE BASTO, CASA DO VALLE
Ideal. Fresh, brisk, juicy, tangy, stimulatiing./ Oh so juicy and flavorful. Nice padding. Lithe, light and lively. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2274. 19 VINHO VERDE FAMEGA, CAVAS DE CERCA
Fizzy./ Fresh, green apple and pear./ Fizzy tingle is drying and refreshing. Good acid edge and tender core. As it airs, a real burst of fruit comes forth. Lingers too. Right on. Deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2275. 18 VINHO VERDE, GAZELA
9%. Total. Crisp and vigorous, tingly. Lightly fruity./ Great taste. Soft too. Very fruity flavor. Surpasses Gazela norms. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

PSI-2276. 19 VINHO VERDE RESERVA, PORTAL DA CALCADA
From the estate's oldest vines. 11.5%. Very fresh and lemony. Accomplished already: no sulphur, no fermentation residuals./ Juicy. Good richness countered by welcome acidity. Harmonious all around. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2277. 18 VINHO VERDE LAS LILAS, ADEGA PONTE DA BARCA
2017: 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-2278. 19 VINHO VERDE ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DAS ARCAS
Clear and fresh white grape aroma. Translucent even. Ready to serve./ Light apple-blossom fermentation residuals. These had faded away by the second day. Crisp and vigorous. Totally fulfilled by summer. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2279. 18 MINHO ALVARINHO, NORTICO
2017: Delicately perfumed, subtly of the variety. Like the Vera, reasonably priced. These are great./ Fuller, rounder, more backward than the Vera when tasted 9/18. A star nonetheless. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2280. 16 DOURO VALE DO BOMFIM, DOW
40% touriga franc, 22% touriga nacional, 40% field blend. Oh, this is rich, dark, and deep. Ideal display of Douro varieties and terroir./ Yes, both flow and filling. Dark, dense, deep, flavorful, expansive, lasting. What a satisfying value! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2281. 16 DOURO ASSOBIO QUINTA DOS MURCAS, HERDADE DO ESPORAO
2013: 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 Murcas estate. Est. 1714; 40% each tinta roriz, touriga franca, 20% touriga nacional.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2282. 16 DOURO ESTATE, QUINTA DE LA ROSA
40% touriga nacional, 30% each tinta roriz, touriga franca. Soars. Off the charts. The clarity, penetration, elevation, purity of fruit./ Sweet and concentrated, with good oak, acid, form, juice, clarity above all. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2283. 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-2284. 16 DOURO VALLADO, QUINTA DO VALLADO
Touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta roriz. Oh, deep, dark, black fruited, spicy, vigorous./ Full bodied and well wooded./ Wonderful fruit, form, harmony, drinkability. Fine balance of fruit, oak, terroir, and tannin. Really useful in the present, which is surprising for a three year old Douro tinto of a declared Port vintage. Yes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2285. 17 DOURO MEANDRO, QUINTA DO VALE MEAO
55% touriga franc, 35% touriga nacional, 5% each tinta roriz, tinta barroca. Aged in Allier oak barrels, 60% new, 40% once used. Deep, very spicy, sweet, powerful, barrel aged, complete./ All over again. Very powerful, loaded, finely tannic. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2286. 16 DOURO DUAS QUINTAS, RAMOS-PINTO
2015: Designed as an estate blend from a warmer schist site near the river and a cooler, high-elevation granitic vineyard. Very racy and elegant for a 14% Douro 2015. One of the best in the series. Oak and toffee tinged. Deep and lasting./ Nice 15 Douro singed fruit. Dry and tannic finale assures cellar potential. Yes. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2287. 15 DOURO ALTANO, SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATE
Sweet, black, and full of Douro varietals personality. Inviting. Add game, and barrel inflections./ Yes, sweet, black, framed, and filled. Deep, spicy, persistent. 15 ripe. Some tannin. Lots of adventure here. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2288. 15 DOURO FLOR DAS TECEDEIRAS, QUINTA DAS TECEDEIRAS
From the five leading Portuguese grapes. Nice, complete, ripe 15./ The right fruit set./ Good acid and texture. Not too alcoholic. Everything lays right. Will have a successful evolution. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2289. 15 DOURO RESERVA, QUINTA DAS TECEDEIRAS
Yeah, wood, time in cooperage, amplitude, power. Full delivery. Fine wine. More to offer than the regular. But needs more time./ A Wow wine. Amplitude, wood, texture, suavity. Breadth. Flavor rules. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2290. 15 DOURO, SOC. AGR.CASA DE VILA NOVA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wow, what's this? Intense clove and cinnamon aromas. From a grape variety, or from wood?/ Palate confirms, though these aromatics are less intense to the taste. Unique. 90/100. List price: $20.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2291. 17 DAO COLHEITA SELECIONADA, QUINTA DE CABRIZ
40% each alfrocheiro, tinta roriz; 20% touriga nacional. Medium body of 2017. Dao class and terroir./ Snappy acid and granitic stoniness. Sweet fruit. Wine of place. Super deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2292. 16 DAO SELECAO DO ENOLOGO PEDRA CANCELA, JOAO COELHO GOUVELA
2014: 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2293. 16 DAO RESERVA, PEDRA CANCELA
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‛This elegant ripe blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz is full of ripe black plum fruits, rich tannins and a fine perfume from wood aging. The wine's density is mitigated by the spice and acidity at the end. Drink from 2021.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2294. 14 BAIRRADA, TORRE DE COIMBRA
Touriga nacional, baga, alfrocheiro. Tarry 14 and baga mannerisms./ Spicy, and full of material. Ageworthy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2295. 14 BAIRRADA RESERVA, TORRE DE COIMBRA
Touriga nacional, baga, alfrocheiro. Oh, yeah, the reserve's the one. Lots more personality than the unoaked version above. This has oak, barrel time bouquet, bottle bouquet. Gives and gives./ Yes, so much more complex, generous, and forthcoming. Good acidity too. Complete. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2296. 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO COLHEITA SELECCIONADA, LUIS PATO
Estate bottled; touriga nacional; sandy soil. Dark and sweet, deep and serious. This is much different from the 2012, which was 60% baga, 40% touriga nacional. Impressive richness and persistence./ Yes, more body than the 2012, yet remains Pato well tailored. Silky and pure. Juicy red fruit. Great balance, length, all. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2297. 11 BEIRA INTERIOR SELECAO ENOLOGO, QUINTA DO CARDO
Nacional, franca, and roriz. Well that's sweet, special. Deep, floral, creamy. Bouquet evolution. Perfect pitch. Good grief. Where has this been all my life? Yikes!/ So cool and racy and purple fruit dominant. Big. A little tannin yet. Well balanced. Eminently meal worthy. And will go on. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2298. 16 BEIRA INTERIOR RESERVA BEYRA, RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA
80% roriz, 20% jaen (mencia). 8 months in barrels, 1/3 French oak, 2/3 American oak. Full, fabulous oak display and long-in-barrel breadth and complexity./ Yes, the barrel extracts and barrel sojourn both talk the reserva talk. Delicious balance of original fruit and barrel influences. Little tannin to hone away, so put it right to use this winter. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2299. 13 ALENQUER, QUINTA DAS SETENCOSTAS
50% castelao, 20% camarate, 15% each tinta miuda, preto martinho. Rich and dark and silky. Pure and deep cherry and spice complex./ Pure, satiny, classy, balanced. Perfect posture. Long, enticing blueberry cobbler aftertaste. This all fits together so comfortably. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2300. 15 LISBOA CHAO RIJO, ADEGA REGIONAL DE COLARES
Sole makers of Colares; 80% castelao, 20% tinta roriz, vines averaging 40 years. Very dark and dense./ Full and black. Old time concentration. Built to last./ Full of dry matter, extract. Not bearish though; the tannins are fine grained. Persistent fruit flavors. Unique. Big time cellar candidate. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2301. 15 LISBOA RESERVA COLOSSAL, CASA SANTOS LIMA
30% each touriga nacional, syrah, roriz; 10% alicante bouschet. Sweet up front, dry in the back. Nice nacional and syrah dark fruit./ Very dark and ripe 2015. Powerful at 14%. Tannin on teeth. Keep. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2302. 15 LISBOA RESERVA CONFIDENCIAL, CASA SANTOS LIMA
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Fresh, firm, medium bodied. Not as sweet and oaky on the nose as the 14. Strange, since 15 is the riper vintage. Probably because sampled at an earlier stage. Plenty of intensity and presence nonetheless./ The palate is sweeter and woodier. Great flavor, texture, balance, give. And length. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2303. 17 LISBOA PORTUGA, CASA SANTOS LIMA
40% castelao, 30% touriga nacional, 15% each cabernet sauvignon, syrah. Aged 4 months in barriques. Deep, dark, rich, black fruited. Spicy notes./ Suave, finely etched texture. Full bodied for 12.5% abv. Flows nicely too. Fits the Lisboa pattern. Really great acidity. Dryness, balance, versatility at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2304. 16 LISBOA RESERVA RUELAS, QUINTA DO GRADIL
50% tinta roriz, 30% touriga nacional, 20% syrah. 14.5%. 3 months in barrels. Shows reserva barrel aging. Spicy, savory, ample, sweet. A deal./ Rich and round and flavorful. Great price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2305. 17 LISBOA 3 AUTORES, CAVES VIDIGAL
Racy, lithe 2017 style with sweet red fruits./ The palate is bolder and sweeter, with just the right balance of freshness and concentration. Come hither. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2306. 13 TEJO, SOC. AGR. CASAL DA COELHEIRA
From the slopes of the Tagus (Tejo) river valley east of Lisbon. Large scale nose that at age four plus boasts both barrel and bottle bouquets./ Yes, midway along its evolution to full fruition. It's developing evenly, showing good acid, flavor, texture, and balance at this stage. So you can surely take it to the table anytime. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2307. 16 TEJO RESERVA SILENT OAK, FIUZA
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛The blend of Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet is firmly structured with perfumes both from the wine and the wood aging. Ripe and generous, its structure and dry core will allow the wine to age well. Drink from 2020. $19.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2308. 14 ALENTEJO RESERVA ESPORAO, HERDADE DO ESPORAO
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'From the heart of this large estate, this wine is powerful, structured and firm, with dense black plum and damson fruit. With the perfume of Aragonez and the structure of Alicante Bouschet, this fine wine still needs time to develop. Drink from 2019.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2309. 15 ALENTEJO HEREDADE PENEDO GORDO, QUINTA DAS ARCAS
40% alicante bouschet, 30% touriga nacional, 20% aragonesas, 10% trincadeira. Dry for 15. Powerful. Forceful./ Rich, full, well balanced. Not overly strong. Everything is in tune on the palate, including good acidity. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2310. 17 ALENTEJANO CONDE VILLAR, ESTEVES MONTEIRO
40% aragonez, 30% trincadeira, 20% alicante bouschet, 10% touriga nacional. Really open and insistent. Sweet, fresh, and logical Alentejo 2017. Full of fruit goodness of the vintage. Persistent./ Rich and round. Well padded. Golly, oomph, class, delivery, taste, region, everything. No barrel complications necessary. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2311. 18 ALENTEJANO MARIANA, HERDADE DO ROCIM
40% touriga nacional, 30% aragonez, 20% alicante bouschet, 10% trincadeira. 14%. Rich and classic to zone and varietal set. Easy to understand./ Sweet and gentle. Smooth and simple. Light RS? By the glass pour. Cool it down. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2312. 18 ALENTEJO AMPHORA, HERDADE DO ROCIM
50% moreto, 30% tinta grossa, 15% trincadeira, 5% aragonez. 12%. Fresh, classic, old time, low alcohol red. Medium bodied Euro wine, clear and fruity./ Again, all about moderation and food worthiness. Nice acid, very fine tannin touch. Very well balanced. Take it right to the table. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2313. 17 ALENTEJANO TOURIGA NACIONAL, HERDADE DO ROCIM
Large, ripe, heady sequel to the 2016. Touriga nacional magnified in the warm Alentejano setting./ Yes, fully packed and ultra generous. The range, the depth, and the concentration of a $30 wine. Well liked by the group. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2314. 17 ALENTEJANO SAO MIGUEL DO SUL CASA AGR. ALEXANDRE RELVAS
50% aragonez, 30% alicante, 15% trincadeira, 5% cab sauv. Sweet and spicy presentation. Uncomplicated and pleasing./ Sweetish and easy tinto of the sunny south. Wide appeal. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2315. 16 ALENTEJANO, ADEGA JOSE DE SOUSA
54% grand noir, 34% trincadeira, 12% aragonez. 9 months in American and French oak barrels. Rich and dark and bold, with no roti. Just sweet, ripe fruit./ Again, dark and sweet. Compact form and fruit, with good acid and tannin. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2316. 17 ALENTEJANO, TERRAS DE FIALHO
Touriga nacional, trincadeira, aragonez. Oh, boy, big time fruit spread, sweet and spicy and giving./ Yes, sweet fruited and full, easy and generous. Its power is under control too. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

SPAIN

PSI-2318. 18 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, BODEGAS LA CANA
2017: Wine Spectator 91: 'This firm white delivers mineral, quinine and ginger flavors that show grip and focus, backed by noticeable tannins that give way to a smoky finish. More savory than fruity, though peach and quince are in the mix. Distinctive. Drink now through 2022. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2319. 17 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, NEBOA
On slate instead of the usual granite.. Very rich and spicy take. Tingles./ Zesty, spritzy, rich, racy, flavorful. Stone fruit and pear flavors. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2320. 18 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, PAZO CILLEIRO
Founded by monks. Storied property. Full, vigorous, fully up to snuff./ Vigorous, racy. Very refreshing and entertaining. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2321. 13 ASTURIAS PESICO, DOMINIO DEL UROGALLO
Mmm, warm, sweet, and spicy. Lavish for zone and vintage./ Abundant fruit and spice. Just delicious. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2322. 16 RIBERA SACRA, ADEGAS GUIMARO
Parker 91: 'The young and unoaked Mencia red is already the 2016 Guimaro. In this challenging year, it has grapes from other zones, as they lost a good part of their crop to the hail. It adds complexity with diverse soils, orientations and also different ways of fermenting-- some full clusters and others destemmed, some pumped over and others not. The wine was then blended and kept with lees for four months. This is fruit-driven, fresh and easy to drink. This 2016 resulted in a very fresh wine, with fruit from the Mino and other cooler zones and the natural conditions of the year. They lost volume, but the quality is surprisingly high. They have just purchased some used oak vats to age part of this wine in future vintages.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2323. 15 RIBERA SACRA, ADEGAS GUIMARO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Parker 90: 'This old vine blend is dominated by Mencia but has some 15% of other grapes. It fermented in stainless steel and is kept in contact with the fine lees but without battonage. 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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2324. 16 RIBEIRA SACRA VINA DO BURATO, D. VENTURA
Wine & Spirits 93 - BEST BUY: 'From a parcel of 80-year-old vines on slate and clay near the Mino River, it presents the mencia grape in all its fruity splendor -- flavors of cherries, raspberries and blackberries -- decorated with notes of slate and black pepper. The texture has enough grip for game while the acidity projects a sense of refreshment. $22.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2325. 16 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2326. 17 BIERZO MENCIA UNCULIN, JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA
Parker 90: 'The fruit-driven, juicy and expressive red 2017 Unculin is pure Mencia from very old vines produced in a light and refreshing style to make it easy to drink. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and had a total maceration time of some 30 days. It matured in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak foudres for six months. It's clean and reminiscent of a northern Rhone Syrah, with floral, earthy and smoked meat aromas. The palate is round and lush, with fine tannins, very tasty flavors and good balance and freshness. Delicious! Drink 2019-2021. $24.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2327. 15 BIERZO MENCIA VIERNES, BODEGAS GODELIA
Fresh, and in the style intended. Takes me back to the first vintage of this I'd tasted. Off the charts. Perhaps the best vintage yet. No mencia reduction. Just bright, bright, forward, black and deep fruit unencumbered by either barrel or hermetic influences./ Plummy, suave, fruity. 2015 sweet. Great acid. Really racy for ripe 2015. Fruit emphasis realized. Balanced and meal-worthy. Could serve at a cool temperature because fruity and not tannic. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2328. 12 BIERZO, BODEGAS GODELIA
12 months in oak. Dark, deep, concentrated. No mencia reduction issues. Nicely delineated 2012 style. Good oak seasoning in sympathy with the fruit. Barrel age comes into play, giving it breadth and depth./ Everything about the palate confirms the nasal impressions. Well stated, well balanced. Texturally very pleasing and harmonious as well. Exemplary. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2329. 14 BIERZO MENCIA TRITON, BODEGAS ORDONEZ
Vinous 91: 'Bright violet color. Vibrant black and blue fruit and violet pastille scents are complicated by licorice and smoky minerals. Juicy, focused and emphatically spicy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Closes minerally and very long, with silky tannins building slowly and adding gentle grip. This fresh, nervy wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in used French oak barrels for ten months. Drink 2018 - 2023. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2330. 17 BIERZO PETALOS, DESC. DE JOSE PALACIOS
Parker 93: ‛2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 Petalos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo Perez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. It is very immediate, approachable, round and juicy, perhaps not with the depth and longevity of the 2014 but really pleasant and drinkable. Drink now-02023.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2331. 17 BIERZO JOVEN EL CASTRO DE VALTUILLE CASTRO VENTOSA, RAUL PEREZ
Very aromatic, fresh, spicy, acidic, ideal./ Echo on the palate. Race, acid, joven style for food. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2332. 16 BIERZO MENCIA JOVEN EL CASTRO DE VALTUILLE, RAUL PEREZ
Oh, thick, dense, ripe, and full of material as well as bracing acidity./ Again, rich and racy both. Both pad and cut. And tannin too. Juicy, and full of flavor and texture. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2333. 16 VALDEORRAS MENCIA GABO DO XIL, LADEIRAS DO XIL
Good black fruit and cracked white peppercorn. No mencia reduction./ Ful juicy and flavor. Maybe it's pink, not white, peppercorn. Adds crunch. Yow. One of the purest examples of unoaked mencia I've tasted. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2334. 18 VALDEORRAS GODELLO, PAGOS DEL GALIR
Rich and full of godello stone fruit. Ideal aroma, ideal texture too./ Pleasing body as well as freshness. Flavor and flow and fine acid etch. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2335. 18 TXAKOLI DE ALAVA TXAKOLINA XARMANT, ARABAKO TXAKOLINA
Fresh and penetrating. Rich, and deliciously fruity./ Yes, rich as well as upbeat. Really delivers flavor and texture both. Fine acidity. Mineral salts finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2336. 16 CASTILLA Y LEON MARISA, ALAIA
70% prieto picudo, 30% tempranillo. Has that haunting, earthy prieto quality, unique and enticing. Deep fruited, with some barrel earned breadth./ Yes, rich, deep, broad. More than earlier years. Meaty, beefy. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2337. 19 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO GRANDE, EL JEFE liter
2018: From the estate of the Farina family on the La Meseta plateau south of Toro. Unoaked. Young, dark, fruity, fresh, peppery. Toro oriented. Right out of the box. Tasted earlier than the 2017. Hasn't completely unfurled yet; all the same, this is good stuff./ Full of black fruit and black pepper. I appreciate the low tannin and alcohol. Full delivery without it. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2338. 18 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO, ERCO IRIS liter
Sweet, full, warm, and Toro ripe./ Again, with spice, race, and vigor too. Pleasing acidity. Coated if any tannin. Wide appeal. No brainer. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2339. 17 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO GOTA DE ARENA TRIDENTE, JUAN GIL
James Suckling 92: ‛Spicy oak and plenty of toasty notes. The depth of flavor is impressive.‛ My notes: Sweet and succulent as always./ Yeah, cremes. Cedar too. Good texture, all. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2340. 14 CASTILLA Y LEON, BODEGAS MAURO
Parker 93/100. My notes: 94% tempranillo, 6% syrah. 16 months in French and American oak casks, 20% new. Deep and smoky, grilled fruits. Castilla y Leon tempranillo to the max. Fabulous fruit ripeness and oak integration and complexity./ Black and purple fruits. Singed, robust, warm. Depth and substance. Upright, classic Mauro. Excellent RDD. All the while, well tailored. The right proportions. Fine tannin cling. Long aftertaste. Ready to enjoy at age four. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2341. 14 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS TRIDENTE
Vinous 91: 'Fermented in stainless steel tanks, followed by 15 months of aging in French oak barrels, 40 percent of them new. Brilliant purple. Highly perfumed dark berry, vanilla and violet scents are complemented by hints of licorice and oak spices. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering blackberry and blueberry flavors that are lifted and given spine by juicy acidity. In a supple, fruit-driven style, finishing with strong punch, harmonious tannins and excellent, spicy persistence. Drink 2019 - 2024.' List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2342. 15 CASTILLA Y LEON SARDON DE DUERO SELECCION ESPECIAL, ABADIA RETUERTA
Parker 92: ‛The value among the reds is the 2015 Selección Especial, a blend of 66% Tempranillo, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 2% Merlot, a blend decided through blind tastings, with fruit from the different plots of vineyard in the estate. It opened up spectacularly as it sat in the glass; it took some time to get focused, and some early lactic notes disappeared to give way to ripe fruit without excess, licorice and even a floral touch. It's nicely crafted and balanced, combining power and elegance. It kept developing and unfurling nice aromas as it sat in the glass, tangerine peel, tonka beans, sweet spices... Great complexity for the price. Drink now-2022.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2343. 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-2344. 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 Ordonez. It is a dense ruby/purple with a sweet kiss of creme 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2345. 15 TORO ALMIREZ, BODEGAS TESO LA MONJA
Wine Enthusiast 92/100. My notes: 14.5%. Dark, pure, and sweet Toro tempranillo with nice and sweet oak seasonings./ Tannic, black, closed. Wood tannin too. Massive. Dark and daunting Toro. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2346. 17 PAGO EL TERRERAZO BLANCO MESTIZAJE, BODEGA MUSTIGUILLO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
75% merseguera, 20% viognier, 5% malvasia. Unique and distinctive. Airy, tingly green and white fruits. Peels, body, dark depths./ Pleasing body and plentiful fruit and flow. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2347. 17 RUEDA VERDEJO VALDELAGUNDE, BODEGAS PEDRO ESCUDERO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Very cold sample, so the nose is muted to start. Varietal character forms as it warms and airs. Lemony./ Verdejo glycerol, sauvignon like flavor. Fresh and vivid. Really full textured, with grip and citrus and verdejo exotica. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2348. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO, AALTO
Parker 93-95/100. My notes: 18 months in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels, half new. Very special presentation of ripe fruit and fine oak. Great elegance and dignity./ Fine fruit and oak/cedar perfumes. Totally noble and alluring. Yow! 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2349. 17 RIBERA DEL DUERO BELA, VILLALBA DE DUERO
By the folks at CVNE. Oh, a deep seated complex of oak and fruit, with epic RDD tinta pais concentration. Combo of classicism and modernity./ Yeah, this is loaded for bear. Oak toast, oak creme. Great acid and fine tannin. Totally up to the high standard set by the 2016. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2350. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO HITO, BODEGAS CEPA 21
Wine Spectator 91/100. My notes: Ripe, warm, black, spicy, powerful, insistent RDD./ Sweet, ripe fruit meets clear oak influence, seemingly American oak. Showy wine. One of the boldest in this series. Wants food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2351. 17 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO VINAS VIEJAS MILCAMPOS, BODEGA LA MILAGROSA
All tempranillo. Deep, dark, forward fruit of 17. Black and formed and filled./ Closer. Good power at 13.5%. Sweetens with air but plenty of tannin remains. Good value, future. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2352. 07 RIBERA DEL DUERO OPIMIUS SPECIAL SELECTION, BODEGAS MONTEVANNOS
Retains some firmness even at age ten. Forward bouquet. Good wood and barrel time influences./ Tannin and firmness of texture. Bottle bouquet developing nicely. Wine of place and time. All works together. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2353. 18 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO FINCA RESALSO, EMILIO MORO
2016: I've long been a fan of this cuvee. The 2015 was a little on the ripe side for my tastes though. This 2016 is more like earlier vintages I grew to love. Indeed, back to form. Sweet, bright fruit with woody edges. Perfumed of cherry and berry tempranillo. Total vigor./ Yes, great acid and sweetness and texture and edge. Brilliant at the table. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2354. 15 RIBERA DEL DUERO, EMILIO MORO
Wine Spectator 90: 'Black cherry, red plum and currant flavors are fresh and lively in this firm red, backed by dark chocolate, licorice and toasty notes. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused. Drink now through 2023.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2355. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO, BODEGAS TAMIZ (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2356. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO PRUNO, FINCA VILLACRECES
Wine Spectator 91; Parker 91: 'Always a good value in Ribera and cropped from a fresher year, the 2016 Pruno has notes of licorice, dark berries and even some fresher red fruit. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins that require powerful food. Drink now-2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2357. 18 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO COSECHA ALDEA REAL, VINEDOS DE ALDEANUEVA
Sweet black fruits. Cherry and berry tempranillo notions. Spot on varietal character./ Smooth, new, and modern in the best sense. Richness, balance, flow. Tempranillo in full display, uncomplicated by barrel aging. Great price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2358. 15 RIOJA COSECHA HAZANA VINAS VIEJAS, BODEGAS ABANICO
Vinous 90: 'Vivid ruby-red. Spice-accented red fruits, succulent flowers and a hint of coconut on the fragrant nose. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering fleshy raspberry and cherry cola flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness with aeration. In a forward, appealingly sweet style, with rounded tannins and a hint of cured meat sneaking in on the long, supple finish. Drink 2021-2027.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2359. 17 RIOJA ALAVESA, ARTUKE
95% tempranillo, 5% viura. Fresh, vigorous. Very black and spicy. Alavesa lift./ Again, full vigor, fruit, spice melange. Seems like wood spices. No tannin. Yow, exotic. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2360. 15 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO, BARON DE LEY
Sweet and round. Very well presented. Nice tempranillo berry aroma plus a special textural aspect. Deep and persistent./ Yes, presents a sweet and smooth, agreeable whole. Wonderful and fruity, rich and abundant. Well crafted. Eminently well balanced. What I'm looking for in a Rioja cosecha. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2361. 16 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO VINA ZACO, BODEGAS BILBAINAS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2362. 13 RIOJA RESERVA VINA POMAL, BODEGAS BILBAINAS
Wine Spectatot 92 - SMART BUY: ‛This plush red offers ripe cherry and plum flavors, with licorice, vanilla and spice notes backed by orange peel acidity and well-integrated tannins. Harmonious, fresh and lively. Drink now through 2028. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2363. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO
Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - Gold Medal.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2364. 12 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO
Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - Gold Medal. Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Mature berry, cola and coffee aromas announce a gran reserva that just reaches that level of affordable excellence that everyone is looking for. The palate is a bit raw and bumpy, and the spiced plum flavors are familiar and touched up by buttery oak, but overall this delivers enough classic Rioja tobacco, vanilla and red fruit character to warrant spirited consumption.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2365. C.V.C. RIOJA GRAN FAMILIA, CASTILLO DE FUENMAYOR
CVC Rioja comes from more than one vintage, usually two or three adjacent years. Shows maturity in both barrel and bottle. Mellow, savory, ready to enjoy, That's the beauty of CVC./ Yeah, sweet fruit, and mellow, spicy seasoning from barrel age. Rangy and fully meal worthy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2366. 15 RIOJA CRIANZA, CVNE
Vinous 90: ‛Brilliant ruby-red. Spicy, sharply focused red fruit aromas, along with a suave floral nuance that builds in the glass. In an elegant, fine-grained style, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors that pick up a peppery accent on the back half. Shows very good clarity on the subtly tannic, lively finish, which strongly echoes the spice note. Drink now-2026.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2367. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, CVNE
From Alta. Tempranillo, with graciano and mazuelo. Yes, reserva time in cooperage and fabulous oak and fruit combo. Deep, sweet, and dark./ Cool and high altitude bright. Grip of fine tannins. Yes. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2368. 11 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, CVNE
Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Aromas of olive, root beer, and spicy berry fruit are a bit closed, damp and earthy. A solid palate with good acidity hosts flavors of spiced plum, currant, vanilla and raw oak. On the finish, plum and fresh herb flavors drift off under the guidance of subtle oak. Drink now through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2369. 14 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA REAL, CVNE
From Alavesa. Tempranillo and garnacha. Great crianza class and quality, oak and fruit balance. Super fruit expression./ Again, oak and fruit harmony, sweetness and acidity balance. All. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2370. 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-2371. 14 RIOJA RESERVA IMPERIAL CVNE
Parker 92: ‛The 2014 Imperial Reserva is 85% Tempranillo with 5% each of Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha fermented in stainless steel vats and matured in oak barrels for two years. It's the more balsamic and aromatic of all the Reservas, with intoxicating aromas of cigar box, ash, incense, old furniture, faint smoke and spices. There is good ripeness, without excess. I think this is a real triumph over the challenging conditions of the year, with harmony and balance, good acidity and very fine tannins. It's not a super vintage, but a noteworthy one, with all that is needed to develop in bottle. Drink now-2024. $48.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2372. 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: 42.99 each

PSI-2373. 14 RIOJA RESERVA VINA EGUIA, BODEGAS EGUIA
A little darker, closer, and tarter than the 13. Still, another winner in the series./ The oak needs a little more bottle age to settle in. Some attractive barrel and bottle bouquet beginning to form. Should be in fine fettle by mid winter. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2374. 11 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO COSECHA, FINCA ALLENDE
All tempranillo; unfined, unfiltered. Rich, oaky, well aged. Really loaded, especially for 2011./ Sweet and oaky. Young yet. Loaded, indeed. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2375. 16 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO - GARNACHA, EGUREN UGARTE
James Suckling 93/100. My notes: Sweet fruit for 16./ Yes, and a nice range of flavors from both tempranillo and garnacha. Cold sample, so tannic. Good material. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2376. 15 RIOJA GRACIANO RIO MADRE, BODEGAS ILURCE
Extra ripe and sweet graciano display here in 2015. On steroids. Gives 110%./ Sweet and variegated, tangy and balanced. All in the right proportions. A flavorful delight. Best ever vintage of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2377. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS IZADI
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2378. 13 RIOJA VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA LAR DE SOTOMAYOR, DOMECO DE JARAUTA
Vinous 90: 'Opaque ruby. Aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and cola, with a mocha note emerging with aeration. Supple, expansive blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by a jolt of tangy acidity. Lingers nicely on the long, gently sweet finish, with the cherry and cola notes repeating. This wine was aged for a year in a combination of new and two-year-old French oak barrels. 2018-2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2379. 16 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS LAN
2015: Estate vineyards in Alta & Alavesa; 12 months in barrels with American oak staves, French oak heads. Sweet 15 fruit. Not much barrel influence, either in terms of extract or sojourn./ Yeah, the fruit pleases, but I'm looking for more barrel talk in a crianza. Maybe the use of the subtler French oak kinda dumbs it down. Maybe it will rise up as the ripe 2015 fruit subsides with bottle age. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2380. 12 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
Wine Spectator 91: ‛A thick, firm texture carries ripe flavors of blackberry and fig paste in this solid red. Notes of dark chocolate, smoke and forest floor add complexity. The tannins are well-integrated, and balsamic acidity keeps this lively. Tempranillo and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2028.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2381. 10 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
From its Lanciano vineyard; 2 years in barrel, 6 years in bottle. Very dark fruited Rioja Alta. The fruit holds up through its long barrel regimen. Oh, the oak and barrel sojourn have a clear and positive impact, yet the fruit stays the course. Overall, a complex and elegant presentation./ Oh, yes, the fruit, the barrel seasoning, and the barrel-aged bouquet lead to a whole greater than the sum of the parts. Best vintage of this in memory. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2382. 17 RIOJA COSECHA LZ,, BODEGA LANZAGA
Tempranillo, with garnacha, graciano. Dark purple. Aged in concrete./ Fresh and full. Bright 17 fruit qualities, with extra stamina./ Yes, lots of fresh fruit and plenty of overall substance. Made right. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2383. 12 RIOJA COSECHA LANZAGA, BODEGA LANZAGA
Both fresh fruit and barrel aging contributions. Best of both. Sweet and barrel mellowed./ Yes, savory barrel tones: both extracts and sojourn. More and fresher fruit retained than you'd experience in a crianza. Nice. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2384. 10 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA CUBILLO, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Wine & Spirits 91 - YEAR'S BEST RIOJAS: 'An estate-grown blend of tempranillo (65 percent), garnacha (25 percent), graciano and mazuelo, this is a classical, earthy Rioja with scents of anise and cool, lasting spice. It's lean, peppery and gentle, deliciously mature, ready to serve with roast fish in a mushroom and Rioja reduction. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2385. 07 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 96: ‛Following the appreciation of the 2007 vintage from Maria Jose Lopez de Heredia, the red 2007 Vina Tondonia Reserva is showing great, revealing unusual finesse and elegance. The nose is a little reticent but nuanced and complex, a little shy rather than explosive. The palate is medium-bodied, and the tannins are very refined. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Vina Tondonia Reserva of recent years. Drink now-2030.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2386. 12 RIOJA RESERVA, MARQUES DE CACERES
Wine Spectator 93 - TOP 100: 'Black cherry, currant and floral notes are expressive and alluring, balanced by loamy earth, tobacco and mineral elements that add a savory quality. Firm, well-integrated tannins give support to the polished texture, while orange peel acidity fuels the fresh finish. Drink now through 2027. $31.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2387. 14 RIOJA CRIANZA CAMPEADOR, BODEGAS MARTINEZ LACUESTA
Rioja Alta, mostly grenache, 16 months in new American oak. Bit 14 shy on opening, but sweet enough fruit showing. It builds with aeration../ Yes, close but sweet. Needs more bottle age. 90+/100. Tasted late August 2018.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2388. 10 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MARTINEZ LACUESTA
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Fine aromas of brandied cherry, spiced plum and cool earth get this reserva from a great vintage off to an impressive start. A layered palate is lively but showing maturity, while this tastes of black currant, brown sugar and myriad spices. A peppery, chocolaty, dry finish is beyond nice; drink this well-priced overachiever through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2389. 15 RIOJA RESERVA FINCA YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
Parker 93; Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: 'Cedar, tobacco, dried cherry and spice flavors mingle in this red. Features a polished texture, with well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Supple, harmonious and graceful. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2390. 18 RIOJA COFRADE, BODEGAS DEL MEDIEVO
All tempranillo, 3 months in barrel. Pure tempranillo. Rich and good./ Light barrel taste, good barrel inpact. Deal. Rich and dark and all. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2391. 16 RIOJA GARNACHA CRIANZA TUERCE BOTAS, BODEGAS DEL MEDIEVO
Decanter 95/100. Old vines. One year in French oak barrels. Very sweet garnacha fruit and barrel aged suavity./ Pure. Speaks for integrity of old vines Rioja garnacha, clearly understood by this bodega. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2392. 16 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS DEL MEDIEVO
1 year in American oak barrels. 80% tempranillo, 10% each garnacha, graciano. Great color./ Fruit forward crianza with good oak framing./ Yes, fruit and oak beauties and balance. Suave and fresh both. Ideal. My style of crianza. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2393. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS DEL MEDIEVO
2 years in American oak barrels. Dense, dark, and surly 14 style. Closed up fruit and oak./ Sweet fruit but 14 tannin. Good potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2394. 12 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, BODEGAS DEL MEDIEVO
90% tempranillo, 10% garnacha. 29 months in American oak barrels. 12 tough. Good oak and barrel time. Young./ 12 backward, correct and understandable. Tannic. Speaks for fine cellaring potential. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2395. 15 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MUGA
Parker 92: ‛This was a very long harvest (similar to 2016). They started at the end of August with the Cava, and they finished at the end of October with very healthy grapes, good yields and very good quality. The wine shows very good ripeness but without any excess. It has incipient complexity, still young and undeveloped but with very good balance between power and elegance, with fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity. This has to be one of the best recent vintages of this popular bottling. Drink 2020-2027. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2396. 14 RIOJA RESERVA FINCAS DE LA VILLA, BODEGAS MURIEL
Wine Spectator 91: ‛This generous red offers a broad, dense texture, with well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Fresh and dried cherry, bramble, tobacco and spicy flavors give this a traditional character. Balanced and lively. Drink now through 2026.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2397. 16 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS OBALO
14%. All tempranillo. Dark, intense, bright, sweet. Berry-cherry varietal statement./ A beautiful thing. Well priced. Winner. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2398. 15 RIOJA LA VENDIMIA, BODEGAS PALACIOS REMONDO
Wine Spectator 92 - TOP 100 BEST VALUES: 'This red shows good density, with black cherry, plum, espresso and black olive flavors mingling over firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Stays balanced and focused through the smoky finish. Drink now through 2027. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2399. 15 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA
Vinous 91: 'Aged in new and used French and American oak barrels. Vivid ruby. Smoke- and mineral-accented red berry preserve, cherry-cola and floral scents on the highly perfumed nose. Fleshy and concentrated in the mouth, offering energetic raspberry, cola and bitter chocolate flavors and an exotic, sweetening touch of vanilla. Shows excellent clarity and thrust on the long, smooth finish, which is framed by fine-grained, rounded tannins. Drink 2021-2028. $27.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2400. 17 RIOJA BLANCO MONOPOLE, CVNE
Fresh and fine expression of viura (100%)./ Fabulous flavor, juice, texture. Lasting. Yes! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2401. 15 RIOJA BLANCO MONOPOLE CLASICO, CVNE
Parker 92: 'The second vintage of the recovered traditional white, the 2015 Monopole Clásico is Viura with a good dollop of Manzanilla Sherry from Sanlucar that adds biological notes and hints of nuts and spices. 2015 is the best vintage in recent years, with good quality and quantity, quite homogeneous wines from an early harvest. This wine matured in well-seasoned, neutral 300-, 400- and 500-liter oak barrels for eight months and was then blended with the Manzanilla. This is the way Monopole was always produced decades ago. CVNE's classical winemaker, Ezequiel Garcia 'El Brujo,' died in August 2017, and they added a black band on a corner of the label as an homage to him. It's quite lean and at first you don't notice the biological aromas much; in wines like this that character tends to grow with time in bottle, and it does appear with time in the glass as the wine breathes. It's subtle and with some sharpness and chalky sensations on the palate, very tasty and long. This should develop nicely in bottle. Drink now-2025. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2402. 15 RIOJA VIURA COSECHA, FINCA ALLENDE
95% viura, 5% malvasia; unfined, unfiltered. Fabulous old style of white Rioja. Barrel aged. Some sulphur to blow off. Not a long term issue though./ Traditional grip. Barrel evolution. Keeper. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2403. 11 RIOJA CRIANZA BLANCO VINA GRAVONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREEDIA
Parker 94: ‛The white that will be sold from October or November 2019, the 2011 Vina Gravonia Blanco comes from a warmer year with very low yields, and the wine is already showing some tertiary notes, with very subtle diesel-like hints. The palate is bone dry with some nutty undertones and a salty/bitter finish. These are whites for food. 18,667 bottles were filled in November 2016, at the same time as the 2010, which means this had a shorter elevage. Drink now-2027.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2404. 05 RIOJA RESERVA BLANCO VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ HEREDIA
Parker 95: 'The 2005 Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva is a fine and elegant wine inspired by the vineyards of Graves in Bordeaux. 2005 was an excellent vintage, when 154 hectares of vineyards from the 170 they own were in production. The grapes were picked before the rains of October 12th. This is mostly Viura (Macabeo), but it always contains some 10% Malvasia Riojana, and the white varieties are always planted on whiter, limestone-rich soils. It matured in used oak barriques for six years before bottling. Maria Josr and Mercedes Lopez de Heredia told me their Viura, with the low yields they get (often 2,000 kilograms per hectare), shows less of the vintage differences, and even in torrid years like 2003, the wines do not show heat. It's very interesting comparing this with the Gravonia from 2008, as this showed higher ripeness and a lot more developed aromas, nuttier with hints of hay and straw, honey and also chamomile and dried flowers. But the oak is never obvious in the wine, it only adds spiciness but no wood aromas. 2005 was also a warmer, riper and more powerful vintage, which shows more in the palate, which is round and powerful with pungent flavors. Drink now-2030. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2405. 18 RIOJA BLANCO, BODEGAS MUGA
90% viura, plus malvasia, garnacha blanca. Full young viura yellow fruits, with a malvasia aura of talc. Both rich and racy./ Yes, full indeed. This satisfies. Real body, fruit intensity, volume, and richness. One of the best vintages. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2406. 15 NAVARRA TEMPRANILLO-GARNACHA CALENDAS, BODEGAS OCHOA
70-30. Northern, cool, has lift. Spot on. Navarra medium bodied and discreet./ Good acid, form, moderation. Definitely juicy and enticing. Food wine. Northern Spain for sure. A delight. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2407. 16 CAMPO DE BORJA VERATON, BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO
Vinous 91: ‛Their more approachable wine is the 2016 Veraton, produced exclusively with Garnacha grapes from vines planted in the 1970s and 1980s and fermented with neutral yeasts and matured in new and second use French and American oak barrel for 16 months. This already sets the tone of the house style with plenty of spicy, toasty and smoky aromas, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, a creamy touch and a round and lush palate with 15% alcohol, abundant tannins and pungent flavors, mostly oak related. It's clean and has a warm and long finish marked by the alcohol. It's difficult to see the variety with all this oak. For fans of ripe oaky reds. Drink now-2026. $32.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2408. 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-2409. 17 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA TRES PICOS, BODEGAS BORSAO
Altogether big and powerful. Sweetness of old vines garnacha. Full; especially for the vintage./ Sweet fruit, coated acid. Young. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2410. 14 CAMPO DE BORJA ZARIHS, BODEGAS BORSAO
Parker 91: ‛There is a new pure Syrah developed in conjunction with Australian winemaker Chris Ringland, first bottled in 2013, but I already tasted the 2014 Zarihs. It is produced with an Australian clone of the grape planted in Borja in 2002. Forty percent of the volume aged in new American oak barrels. It has a ripe and heady nose, very Ringland, deeply balsamic with meaty and roasted flavors, smoky and showy, with that patina of sweet spices lent by the American wood. This is full-bodied and juicy, a voluptuous Syrah with deep balsamic and roasted flavors. Borja with an Australian accent. Very good in its style and very good for the price asked. It should develop nicely in bottle for a few years.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2411. 16 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA GODINA, BODEGAS MORCA
16%. Enormous power, density, depth. Very, very bold, with sweet, ripe garnacha berry fruit. 15 months in French barrels, and the oak shows./ Rich, sweet, oaky, spiritous. The vineyard lies on limestone. As such, this bears resemblance to Chateauneuf du Pape Hauts des Terres Blanches. With an added oak dimension. Rich, big time tinto. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2412. 17 CALATAYUD GARNACHA HONORO VERA, BODEGAS ATECA
2016: James Suckling 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2413. 16 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ATTECA, BODEGAS ATECA
Parker 90: ‛I also tasted two vintages from the mid range produced with Garnacha grapes from vines averaging 60 years of age and matured in French oak barrels for some 10 months, the freshest of which was the 2016 Atteca, perhaps from a lighter vintage than the more concentrated 2017. The wine is now polished and feels a point, with a combination of ripe fruit and sweet spices that would make it approachable to a wide segment of consumers. It's nicely crafted and highly drinkable. Drink now-2022.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2414. 18 ESPANA GARNACHA DE FUEGO, BODEGAS BRECA
Vineyards at over 3000 feet elevation. Sweet, powerful, black, true. A bargain in old vines garnacha. What delivery! Huge! Yow!/ Yes, big and broad, sweet and full. Best vintage of this I've tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2415. 16 ARAGON GARNACHA OLD VINES, BODEGAS BRECA
Vines up to 115 years old at 3300 feet elevation. Inky concentration. Seems younger than three years. Full bodied and forceful./ Big, with sweet feeling alcohol and glycerol. More material here than in the Breca Fuego. But more backward. Not tannic though, just packed in. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2416. 17 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ALTOVINUM, EVODIA
Parker 90: ‛The incredibly perfumed 2017 Evodia was true to its name, as apparently 'evodia' means fragrant in the ancient Greek language. It had been bottled for a few months when I tasted it and it was very harmonious and expressive. They have reduced quantities and raised the price a bit, going into a different segment of the market, definitely a better wine than what I tasted from 2016. It achieved almost 15% alcohol in 2017, one of the earliest harvests of the last 20 years after some spring frosts and a very dry summer. Only 20% of the volume matured in barrel, while the rest was kept in concrete vats for six months. It's very easy to drink, with unnoticeable tannins and a long, lingering finish. Super tasty and impressive for the price. $14.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2417. 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-2418. 16 RIBERA DEL QUEILES LA GARNACHA SALVAJE DEL MONCAYO, PROYECTO GARNACHAS DE ESPANA
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2419. 07 CATALUNYA GRAN RESERVA ALTOS D'OLIVA, BODEGA CIVINO
45% tempranillo, 40% cabernet sauvignon, 15% garnacha. Wonderful rich fruit and bottle bouquet savor. Deep, complex, and sweet fruited. Age has not dried it up a bit./ Nice combo of freshness and age. Not as advanced as the 2005. This will carry on. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2420. 16 CATALUNYA GARNACHA, RAMON ROQUETA
Dark and claret like for garnacha./ Real garnacha taste though. Raspberry, strawberry, cracked pepper. Good texture. Great acid. Flattering degree of reduction in youth. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2421. 17 CATALUNYA MUSCAT ALEXANDRIA VINA ESMERALDA, TORRES
Crisp and dry, with delicately imparted muscat of alexandria aromatic profile. Spot on./ More forthcoming varietal character on the palate. Seville orange and marmalade. Dry, and well textured. Right. Summer treat. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2422. 17 COSTERS DEL SEGRE VILOSELL, TOMAS CUSINE
2016: Ull de llebre (tempranillo), syrah, garnatxa. Rich and broad. Exciting, rangy, fruity./ All this is magnified on the palate. The sweetness of grenache, the darkness of syrah, the elegance of tempranillo. Wow. Best vintage of this I've tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2423. 16 COSTERS DEL SEGRE LLEBRE, TOMAS CUSINE
85% tempranillo, 5% each garnatxa, carinene, syrah. 6 months in French oak. Very fresh tempranillo. Upbeat. Fruit, floral./ Again, 3D flavor, fruit, oak, complex, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2424. 17 MONTSANT BLAU, CELLER CAN BLAU
Vinous 90: 'Brilliant violet color. High-pitched black raspberry, floral and baking spice aromas, with a subtle smoky quality. Lively and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red/dark berry flavors that pick up a touch of cola with air. Closes gently sweet and long, with even tannins and nervy mineral cut. (fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for four months in new and used French oak barrels). Drink 2020-2024.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2425. 17 MONTSANT CAN BLAU, CELLER CAN BLAU
40% mazuelo, 40% syrah, 20% garnacha. Richness and power, 17 fruit and lift. Wears its power well Fully compacted./ Strength, material, and grip. Mouthfilling. Wow, Mr. Big! 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2426. 17 MONTSANT SELECCION MAS COLLET, CELLER DE CAPCANES
40% garnacha, 40% cab sauv, 20% carignan.. Unique. Pitchy. Large and surging./ 17 moderation. Love the carignan grip and cherry contribution. Balance of power and flow in tune with this wine in this vintage. I prefer it to the 2016. 92/100. List price: $19.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2427. 15 MONTSANT MAS DONIS BARRICA VINYES VELLES, CELLER DE CAPCANES
Parker 90: 'The 2015 Mas Donis Old Vines is the custom cuvee for the US market. It's mostly Garnacha with some Syrah fermented separately in stainless steel with some 50% full clusters followed by malolactic in concrete and bottled after 80% of the wine matured in French oak barrels for nine months. There is ripe fruit and little wood here, it's aged in older barrels and they are trying to make it even fresher; starting in 2016 they fermented with some full clusters. Of course, 2015 is a warm and dry vintage, and the wine shows the character of the year, in a nice way, with peachy and floral rather than pruney aromas. It's a very good value, and it's also juicy and approachable and serious enough for more sophisticated consumers. Drink now-2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2428. 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-2429. 16 PRIORAT ONA MAS DE BILLO, CELLER CECILIO
40% each garnatxa, syrah; 20% carinyena. Strong and direct. Deep;, sweet raspberry interests./ Palate sweet fruited and well balanced. A pleasing measure of maturity at age three, thanks to barrel time. More goodness to come. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2430. 15 PRIORAT GINE Y GINE, BUIL Y GINE
Wine & Spirits 91/100; Vinous 91/100. My notes: Oh, boy, a lot of flair, perfume, fruit, and flowers. An uplifting Priorat./ Frame and grip. Fine achievement. Good future. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2431. 17 PRIORAT, LA CARTUJA
70% garnacha, 30% mazuelo. Power packed, insistent. Sweet fruit concentration plus oak. Big framework./ Yes, huge material, power, intensity of bright fruit flavors. Full textured. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2432. 17 PRIORAT SERRAS DEL PRIORAT, CLOS FIGUERAS
51% garnacha, 31% carignan, 12% syrah, 6% cab sauv; aged 7 months in French oak barrels. Oh, boy, Priorat to the max. And this is just the basic cuvee of Christopher Canaan's estate. Total fruit, spice, scorch, and power./ Sweet, full, broad, deep. Smooth and well balanced. The nose is even more adventuresome than the palate at this stage. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2433. 16 PRIORAT FONT DE LA FIGUERA, CLOS FIGUERAS
2015: Wine & Spirits 94/100. My notes: 15%. Deep, rich, oaky, ripe, and totally together. Awesome./ Sweet, well filled. Good power and presence, complexity, breadth and depth. Luxurious. Very finely burnished tannins. Together. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2434. 12 PRIORAT CLOS FIGUERES, CLOS FIGUERAS
Wine Spectator 93: 'Black cherry, mountain herb and spice flavors mingle with notes of mineral and loamy earth in this graceful, energetic red. Balanced, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Finishes fresh and floral. Drink now through 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2435. 16 PRIORAT CLOS DE TAFALL, CLOS BERENGUER
Grenache, carignan, cabernet. Powerful, concentrated, intense, fruitful, thorough./ Dry and forceful on the approach. Then alcohol and glycerol form a smoothness. Just another Priorat overachiever. Great acid and abundant fruit. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2436. 16 PRIORAT PETIT PISSARRES, COSTERS DEL PRIORAT
Wine & Spirits 92/100. My notes: 60% grenache, 40% carignan. Bright and black and big Priorat. Sweet and accomplished./ Yes, sweet, bold, flashy, and rich, with fine acid and fine tannin and texture. Complete. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2437. 16 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE LA VILELLA ALTA VI DE LA VILA, MAS ALTA
Wine Spectator 93 - SMART BUY: 'This generous red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors, laced with licorice, toast and loamy earth notes. Offers well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity. Pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2028. $23.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2438. 16 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE PORRERA, MAS D'EN COMPTE
Parker 92: ‛The village red 2016 Black Slate Porrera is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 40% Carinena and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from a balanced year. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats with selected yeasts and matured in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels for 12 months. The nose is somewhat reminiscent of a classical Cornas-meaty and a bit wild, with a strong granite-like sensation (even if the soil is slate and so is the name of the wine!). It's a big wine but has the kind of freshness you can get with the low pH in Priorat if you don't over-ripen, over-extract and over-oak... So, it can be done, as you can see here. Drink now-2022. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2439. 15 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE ESCALADEI VI DE LA VILA, LA CONRERIA D' SCALA DEI
Pleasing oak influence here. Deep, flashy, powerful, expressive./ Closer than the nose suggests. Large, well built, well textured. Less aromatic and forthcoming on the palate. Good cellar candidate. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2440. 18 PRIORAT CAMINS DEL PRIORAT, ALVARO PALACIOS
40% garnacha, 30% carignan, 30% cabernet sauvignon and syrah. Sweet and concentrated, bright and powerful./ In tune. Fruity. Low tannin. Sweet. Good, bitter, dark fruit background. Put it to use. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2441. 16 PRIORAT LES TERRASSES VELLES VINYES, ALVARO PALACIOS
Parker 92-94: 'The still unbottled sample of the Garnacha and Carinena blend 2016 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes has vibrant acidity in a warm year when ripening stopped as the vines blocked and stopped producing sugar and maintained the acidity. The grapes were small because the year had also been very dry. It's juicy and with good ripeness and some dusty tannins, reminiscent of the dusty roads among the vineyards of Priorat along with that decomposed slate. Drink 2020-2030.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2442. 17 PRIORAT CEPS NOUS, CELLER PASANAU GERMANS
2016: At La Morera, highest village of Priorat. 6 months in French and American oak barrels. 77% garnacha, 16% merlot, 7% syrah. Very strong. Bowls over the senses./ Yeah, all about power for now. The aromatics are in waiting.. Big. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2443. 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2444. 14 PRIORAT DARA, SANGENIS I VAQUE
45% each mazuela, garnacha; 10% merlot; 12 months in French & American oak barrels. Very cool, minty, fresh. Hides its alcohol well./ Fresh, upbeat. 2014 cool and joyous. Ah, the diversity of Priorat. 'Dara' means 'now'. It's apropos. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2445. 14 PRIORAT CLOS LA RAE, TERRA SANCTUS
60% garnatxa, 30% syrah, 10% carinena. 15 months is French oak. Wood and barrel time. Priorat stature and structure./ Dry and full and strong at 14%, and young. 2014 black. Sweet fruit finish. Will reward cellaring.. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2446. 17 TERRA ALTA GARNATXA NEGRA, HERENCIA ALTES
Vinous 90: 'Vivid ruby. Vibrant, spice-accented dark berry and violet scents show very good clarity and pick up a mineral nuance with aeration. Juicy, focused and lithe on the palate, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Shows strong intensity and sharp definition on a long, floral-tinged finish that's given shape by silky, even tannins. Drink 2019-2024. $13.' From vines planted in 1915.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2447. 17 CASTILLA TEMPRANILLO-GARNACHA PRIMERA LUNA, MORGANTE
Nicely textured label with gold impressions and stuff. Sweet, warm, fruity, inviting aroma. Likely good value./ Generously fruity, with tempranillo raspberry, garnacha strawberry. Delicious wine. Check the price. Yeah, it fits. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2448. 17 MANCHUELA BOBAL OLD VINES, 11 PINOS
Vines averaging 80 years. Oh, incredible aromatic intensity and spread attributable to old vines. Sweet black fruit that's bobal at its best./ Round, deep, inviting fruit creme flavor and feel. So generous. All you can derive from humble bobal. Best vintage yet. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2449. 17 MADRID GARNACHA CAMINO DE NAVAHERREROS, BODEGAS BERNABELEVA
2015: 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-2450. 17 LA MANCHA PROTOCOLO TINTO, DOMINIO DE EGUREN
Sweet and easy. Not in a New World sense though. Euro form and constitution./ Rich fruit substance and acidity to balance. Delivers. Yow! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2451. 18 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS VENTA MORALES
The usual frank and forceful display here. No pretension, just generosity./ Dryness tempered by glycerol, which gives it a sweet mouthfeel. Power, concentration, extract, and tannin, all. A lot of tempranillo for the money. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2452. 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-2453. 16 LA MANCHA PARAJE DE TITOS GARNACHA, FAMILIA BASTIDA
Good, rich, hearty, exemplary garnacha from this zone. Lots of raspberry brightness too./ Geez, this is above and beyond La Mancha norms. What a wonderful face of grenache! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2454. 16 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO OLD VINES SINGLE VINEYARD, BODEGAS VOLVER
Strong and straightforward. Deep and dense./ Rich and mouthfilling, with more flavor than aroma interest. Size matters. Not muscle-bound though. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2455. 13 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA ANCIANO 5 YEARS, BODEGAS NAVALON
Aged at least a year in barrels. Nice barrel toast and caramel. Deep and suave./ Yes, red fruit, barrel savors. Medium bodied. Typical of the series. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2456. 07 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO GRAN RESERVA 10 YEARS ANCIANO, BODEGAS NAVALON
2 years in barrel, 8 years in bottle. Mellow barrel and bottle development. All hangs together so well./ Yes, oak vanillin and sweet fruit persist through the years, and the overall smoothness of good aging makes for an accomplished wine for current service. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2457. 16 VALENCIA GARNACHA TINTORERA SOPLO, RAFAEL CAMBRA
Full richness of the varietal./ Fabulous flavor, flair, and concentration. Bright too. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2458. 18 UTIEL-REQUENA BOBAL VIVIDOR, BODEGAS ARRAEZ
As colorful as the label. Very sweet, round, giving, modern. Bravo./ Yeah, sweet and round but also tart fruit. Cranberry, red currant. Unbelievable adventure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2459. 17 UTIEL-REQUENA BOBAL, VERA DE ESTENAS
Barrel aged. Racy, bright, fruity. Very rich and very classy for the commoner bobal./ Yes, rich and dry both. Lots of good acidity and character for bobal. Balanced and meal-worthy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2460. 19 ALMANSA LAYA, BODEGAS ATALAYA
70% garnacha tintorera, 30% monastrell. Oh, lush, rich, fruity, generous, deep./ Full fruit, power, balance, and lots of acid race. Exemplary new wave Almansa. Carries long on the finish. Wow. By the second day, this had swollen up into a monstrous mouthful of Almansa. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2461. 15 ALMANSA LA ATALAYA DEL CAMINO, BODEGAS ATALAYA
Parker 91: ‛Also a blend of Garnacha Tintorera with usually some 15% Monastrell, the 2015 La Atalaya del Camino was cropped from a wetter year than the average. From dry-farmed, head-pruned old vines, the grapes were fermented with neutral yeasts in stainless steel and aged in French barriques for one year. It was a gentle year for Garnacha Tintorera, and the reality is that they used a lot less Monastrell than the average. It has a Rhone-ish profile, with aromas of sun-dried tomatoes and black olives, an oily touch and plenty of aromatic herbs. This is ripe, as they need ripe fruit to avoid the harsh tannins that the grape can deliver if the fruit is not very ripe. This is juicy, concentrated and powerful and will surely be able to develop for a long time in bottle. I was quite surprised by this wine. Drink now-2024.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2462. 17 JUMILLA MONASTRELL, BODEGAS HIJOS DE JUAN GIL
All monastrell (mourvedre) barrel aged 12 months. Rich, concentrated, powerful, and full of black plum aroma of mourvedre. Top ripeness for this varietal, with zero raisin,./ Yes, great strength and intensity. Very large wine for hearty fare. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2463. 15 JUMILLA MONASTRELL ALTOS DE LA HOYA FINCA HOYA DE SANTA ANA, BODEGAS OLIVARES
Deep, intense black fruits. Both extract and creme./ Yes, both, and plenty of black fruit flavor. Fine tannin, balance, acid, all. 15 rich. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2464. 13 YECLA BARRICA BARAHONDA, SENORIO DE BARAHONDA
Nice and sweet and in form. Reads, monastrell, barrica, zone, all. All talk well together./ Sweet, juicy monastrell fruit. Good acid. Barrel aged but not overly woody. Well put together and representative of the region. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2465. 18 YECLA MONASTRELL, CASTANO
2016: High altitude vineyards on limestone. Sweet and spicy and soaring. Good year for this. No roti, no jammy fruit. Fresh, cool, peppery mourvedre./ Again, a fine take on mourvedre, full of purple fruit and cracked pepper. Fine balance of sweetness and acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2466. 16 YECLA ALCARIA, CASTANO
60% monastrell, 25% syrah, 15% garnacha tinterora. Sweet, savory, fruity, strong/ House style. Good acid too. Smooth finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2467. 16 YECLA SOLANERA VINAS VIEJAS, BODEGAS CASTANO
2015: Parker 92: 'The 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said 'Vinas Viejas of Monastrell' even if it was always a blend (in this vintage, the blend includes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only keeps the 'vinas viejas' moniker. In this wine, from the joint venture with U.S. importer Eric Solomon that started in 1999, they used part of full clusters and sourced the grapes from Casa Marta, a nine-hectare, head-pruned, dry-farmed plot on very stony soils in the north of Yecla at the foot of the Mount Arabi. It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. This is the vintage of the big change in this wine, where, as with the majority of its siblings, there is better balance and more integrated oak, more freshness and better balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. This is my favorite Solanera to date. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2468. 16 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TREMENDA, ENRIQUE MENDOZA
Parker 92/100. My notes: 30 year old vineyard at 2000'. 6 months in once and twice used French oak barrels. Sweet southern mourvedre. Deep and tart boysenberry./ Yes, sweet southern mourvedre all the way. Sweet, large, brimful of generosity. Long, floral, complex aftertaste. Wants food. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2469. 15 ALICANTE MONASTRELL-PETIT VERDOT VERMADOR, BODEGA DE PINOSO
Comes on big and strong. Gives, gives, gives. What a deal!/ Smooth, fruity, well balanced. Has it all. 91/100. List price: $14.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2470. 16 ALICANTE MIRA SALINAS, BODEGAS SIERRA SALINAS
Vinous 91/100. My notes: All monastrell. 14.5%. Very fresh and fruity. Mourvedre dark. Ideal./ Pastille fruit precision. Not sweet though. The alcohol is cooling and so is the mourvedre. Nice. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2471. 17 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA, BODEGAS VOLVER
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in used French oak barrels. Black, concentrated, powerful. Full of dry matter, mourvedre purple and black plum aromas./ Rich, full, and round. What power and size and give for the price! One of the most intense in the series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2472. 16 ALICANTE MONASTRELL TARIMA HILL, BODEGAS VOLVER
Wine Spectator 91: This bold red is intense and expressive. Cassis and blueberry flavors mingle with cola, cocoa and licorice notes. Chewy tannins and balsamic acidity amplify the impact. Heady, ripe and in the modern style. Monastrell. Drink now through 2024.' 'Made from vines planted in 1935 and 1970; fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and aged in new and used French and American oak barrels.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2473. 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 Ordonez, 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-2474. MALAGA ANEJO LOTE 01/10 GADEA, BODEGAS HOJIBLANCA 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2475. 18 TENERIFE YCODEN-DAUTE-ISORA BENJE ENVINATE, VITICULTORES DE SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE Y ENVINATE
100% listan pietro. Starts out in a shell. Youthful. Spicy though./ Palate is fully revealing already. Very spicy, very racy. I really appreciate the relatively low alcohol. A wine of yore. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each


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