updated 11-11-19
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PORTUGAL

PSI-2280. 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-2281. 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-2282. 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-2283. 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-2284. 17 VINHO VERDE ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DAS ARCAS
Perfect. Completely fresh. Full of the aromatic varieties. Past its fermentation side, it‛s a NOW wine./ Good, light fizz keeps it dry tasting, while the fruit is sweet and flavorful. The right stuff. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2285. 17 VINHO VERDE, VERA
Bright and beautiful, and very reasonably priced. Intense aroma; based on the premium aromatic varieties./ Soft, sweetly fruity. Expressive. Good acid. Another great 2017 Euro white. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2286. 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-2287. 15 DOURO VALE DO BOMFIM, DOW
40% touriga franc, 25% touriga nacional, 35% field blend. Rich, ripe, balanced, dark fruited./ Burst of complex berries and barrel. Intricate and exciting palate. Splendid. Sweet, suave, mellow. Yes, eminently balanced Douro tinta. Dow and Symington family well managed. Very nice composition. I love it. 92+.100. List price: $15.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2288. 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-2289. 15 DOURO ASSOBIO QUINTA DOS MURCAS, HERDADE DO ESPORAO
2012: 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2290. 15 DOURO, QUINTA DO CRASTO
35% nacional, 30% roriz, 25% franca, 10% barroca. Big, frank, dry, tannic, forceful./ The palate offers a sweet fruit dimension. Still a lot of tannin though. Built to last. 90++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2291. 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-2292. 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-2293. 16 DOURO VALLADO, QUINTA DO VALLADO
Wine Enthusiast 90/100. My notes: Touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta roriz. Oh, deep, dark, black fruited, spicy, vigorous./ Full bodied and well wooded./ Fine balance of fruit, oak, terroir, and tannin. Yes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2294. 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-2295. 15 DOURO DUAS QUINTAS, RAMOS-PINTO
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-2296. 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-2297. 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-2298. 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-2299. 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-2300. 15 DOURO, SOC. AGR.CASA DE VILA NOVA
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

PSI-2301. 14 DAO COLHEITA SELECIONADA, QUINTA DE CABRIZ
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 BEST VALUES: 'A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on the finish, accented by hints of pepper. Drink now through 2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2302. 15 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: 12.99 each

PSI-2303. 15 DAO TINTO, JARDIM DA ESTRELA
Good substance and balance./ Pleasingly rich palate. Good value. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2304. 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-2305. 14 BEIRA ATLANTICO BAGA - TOURIGA NACIONAL, LUIS PATO
60 - 40. Oh, wow! Ripeness, concentration, intensity. Just stunningly fine, with grand race, minerality, and fruit range./ Yes, just the right body, texture, taste, and acid. Wants food. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2306. 13 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2307. 16 BEIRA ATLANTICO MARIA GOMES, LUIS PATO
Yeah, the real deal. This is nice. The freshest we‛ve ever had this. Sports attractive stone fruit aromas./ Round, pretty peachy. Good acid. A lovely take. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2308. 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-2309. 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-2310. 17 BEIRA INTERIOR BRANCO BEYRA, RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA
Half each siria and fonte cal, grown in granite and schist soils at 2200 feet. Fresh, crisp, upbeat. Citrus, mineral, wet stone. Full, Ideal./ Yes, total savor, feel, minerality, and fruit vitality. Saturated, lingering. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2311. 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-2312. 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2313. 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-2314. 16 LISBOA RESERVA CONFIDENCIAL, CASA SANTOS LIMA
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛One of the top wines from this producer, this blend of at least 10 grape varieties comes from its estate. The wood aging has added sophistication to this already concentrated wine. With black fruits to the fore and firm tannins, it will age well. Drink from 2019. $26.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2315. 14 LISBOA, MONTE DAS PROMESSAS
Castelao, roriz, syrah, nacional. Full and forthright, with good 14 freshness. Generous./ Sweet and bright. Balanced. Has it together. Wholesome and delightful value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2316. 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-2317. 16 LISBOA 3 AUTORES, CAVES VIDIGAL
70% aragones, 20% castelao, 10% cab sauv. Sweet fruit fun. Reads cherry and cola. Nice and full./ Yes, sweet and full. Really delivers flavor, acid, balance, finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2318. 15 TEJO TERRACOS DO TEJO, SOC. AGR. CASAL DA COELHEIRA
40% aragones (tempranillo), 30% each syrah, castelao. Deep, spicy, 15 ripe, and showing good fruit fulfilment. Sweet fruit padding around a dark syrah center./ Spicy, racy, vinous. Palate still straight and narrow. Nose more revealing. No problem. Give it a few months to broaden and deepen. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2319. 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-2320. 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-2321. 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-2322. 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: 11.99 each

PSI-2323. 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-2324. 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-2325. 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-2326. 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-2328. 17 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, BODEGAS LA CANA
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-2329. 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, DO FERREIRO
Wine & Spirits 92: 'A dynamic white with leesy depths, this ranges from high notes of green apple, Asian pear and meadow flowers to darker notes of wheat germ. The fruit is ornate in its ripeness, hinting at kumquats and pineapple. It's heady and creamy, a complement to gambas al ajillo. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2330. 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO ETIQUETA VERDE, GRANBAZAN
This has nasal volume./ Nice, sweet honeysuckle, with brisk, bracing acid behind. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2331. 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-2332. 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-2333. 17 RIBEIRO TREIXADURA THE FLOWER AND THE BEE, COTO DE GAMORIZ
Highly scented like albarino. Large presence, great weight.. Nostril filling. This talks loud./ Yes, full textured. Attractive bitter tang comes with the territory. Youthful yet. Its aromatic and textural pleasures will increase over the coming weeks. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2334. 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-2335. 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-2336. 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-2337. 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-2338. 13 BIERZO MENCIA ROBLE, ABAD DOM BUENO (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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 (30% off this price)

PSI-2339. 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-2340. 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-2341. 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-2342. 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-2343. 15 BIERZO PETALOS, DESC. DE JOSE PALACIOS
Parker 92+: 'The entry level 2015 Petalos del Bierzo, their regional wine, in the new official category that will start working in the appellation from the 2017 vintage, a blend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Dona Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It's a showy, approachable, aromatic and open version of Petalos, and as I tasted it later on in the season, it felt more polished and round, with a lush texture. It's extremely aromatic, in a way similar to the 2012. This is always one of the best values not only of Bierzo but for the whole of Spain. Drink now - 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2344. 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 trace of reduction. Ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2345. 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-2346. 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-2347. 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-2348. 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-2349. 17 GETARIAKO TXAKOLI TXAKOLINA, AMEZTOI
Wine & Spirits 91/100. My notes (2/7/18): 10.5%. Fizzy, fresh, perfectly accomplished./ The fizz gives a certain salinity to accompany its good acidity and tender fruit center. Full refreshment, full relief. How can it get any better than this? Rather than wait for warm weather, when it‛s ‛in season‛, enjoy now with scampi or sushi. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2350. 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-2351. 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-2352. 18 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO GRANDE, EL JEFE liter
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: 11.99 each

PSI-2353. 16 CASTILLA Y LEON TEMPRANILLO GOTA DE ARENA, JUAN GIL
Sweet, large CyL tempranillo. Real. ripe and powerful and wonderful. Pushes it out. 3D, depth, glory. Perfumed of red fruits and flowers, and fine oak. This is big, variegated, dense, rangy. I just love this DO./ Class and clarity. Beautiful aura of spices and flowers. Sweet and suave, spicy, unique. Oh, yeah, fruity, broad, serious, powerful, deep. All over the place. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2354. 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-2355. 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2356. 14 CASTILLA Y LEON SARDON DE DUERO SELECCION ESPECIAL, ABADIA RETUERTA
Wine Spectator 93: 'This red shows density and structure, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity supporting plum, currant, dark chocolate and mineral flavors. Polished and harmonious. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2026.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2357. 12 CIGALES TINTA DEL PAIS RESERVA, FINCA MUSEUM
Mature. Full bouqueted. Sweet fruit persists./ Yes, very sweet and ripe fruit basis. With fine, residual tannin to balance. This will have wide appeal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2358. 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-2359. 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2360. 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-2361. 17 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. Wow, tropical airs, including mango, passion fruit. Deep, cool, reductive bulb flower aura. Unique and definitive./ Flavors confirm aromas. Special stuff. Add the textural aspects for a great adventure in mouthfeel. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2362. 17 PAGO EL TERRERAZO BLANCO MESTIZAJE, BODEGA MUSTIGUILLO
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

PSI-2363. 17 RUEDA VERDEJO VALDELAGUNDE, BODEGAS PEDRO ESCUDERO
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

PSI-2364. 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-2365. 16 RIBERA DE DUERO CRETA ROBLE, BODEGAS VALDAYA
All tempranillo; 70 year old vines; aged 6 months in seasoned FR and US oak barrels. Big time Eric Solomon style selection. Wood and sweet fruit in spades. Power and give. A deal./ Talkss the Solomon talk. Big presence. Good acid for food. Yes, one of the best vintages of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2366. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO, BELA
By the folks at CVNE. Wow! Super fruit concentration and clarity. 12 months in French oak barrels. Shows class./ Yes, clarity and class, beauty and flow. Sweetness, spice, and snap of gum drops. Welcome, lingering aftertaste. Wow. Tastes like a $30 RDD. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2367. 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2368. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO CRIANZA, CILLAR DE SILOS half bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each (30% off this price)

PSI-2369. 13 RIBERA DEL DUERO CRIANZA, CILLAR DE SILOS magnum
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2370. 14 RIBERA DEL DUERO CRIANZA, LEGARIS
Mostly tempranillo. Good and genuine roasted quality of the region. Nice ripeness. Good barrel aging -- not to excess. Representative./ Good fruit sweetness and bulk. Check the price. Very attractive product. 92+/100. List price: $33.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2371. 15 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO VINAS VIEJAS MILCAMPOS, BODEGA LA MILAGROSA
2011: 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2372. 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-2373. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO FINCA RESALSO, EMILIO MORO
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: 14.99 each

PSI-2374. 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-2375. 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO TINTO FINO, BODEGAS PROTOS
2015: 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: 19.99 each

PSI-2376. 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-2377. 17 RIOJA JOVEN MARQUES DE ALDEANUEVA, VINEDOS DE ALDEANUEVA
Juicy and character-ful tempranillo. Delivery and balance. It sweetens and deepens as it airs/ Less flavor formation in youth. Mainly vinous on the palate yet. Nicely padded, nicely balanced. Mild tannin. Dash of astringency on the finish. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2378. 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-2379. 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 Available in branded, slide-top presentation boxes of six bottles.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2380. 16 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO VINA ZACO, BODEGAS BILBAINAS
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2381. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO
Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - Gold Medal.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2382. 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-2383. 16 RIOJA SELECCION PRIVADA CEPAS ANTIGUAS, BODEGAS MARTINEZ CORTA
Estate bottled; Rioja Alta; 40+ year old vines; all tempranillo. Lively, bright tempranillo berry fruit, pure and clear. Old vines intense. A beautiful varietal statement free of oak complications./ Yes, sweet fruited and well textured. Fine tannin and old vines extract. Long aftertaste. Enjoy now with food; can be cellared also. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2384. 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-2385. 15 RIOJA CRIANZA, CVNE
2014: 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2386. 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: 26.99 each

PSI-2387. 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-2388. 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-2389. 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-2390. 12 RIOJA RESERVA IMPERIAL, CVNE
Parker 92; Vinous 92: 'Deep ruby. Ripe cherry, black currant and pungent flowers on the expansive nose, accompanied by vanilla and pipe tobacco nuances that build in the glass. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering intense, oak-tinged red and dark berry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to the clinging finish, which shows excellent clarity and smooth, slow-building tannins. Drink 2021-2031. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2391. 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-2392. 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-2393. 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-2394. 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-2395. 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-2396. 15 RIOJA CRIANZA, BODEGAS LAN
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: 14.99 each

PSI-2397. 12 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS LAN
2011: Aged 1 year in French and American oak barrels followed by 2 years in bottle before release. Sweet fruit assuaged by long life in barrel. One of my favorite vintages of this. Really well concentrated./ Oh, smooth, forward, ripe 11 styling. Plenty of barrel and bottle bouquet. Commanding. Lots more years to it, but certainly appreciable now. Long time in barrel. Intense fruit. Awesome. Fine tannin and lots of material. Well liked by the group. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2398. 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-2399. 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-2400. 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-2401. 10 RIOJA CRIANZA VINA CUBILLO, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
2009: Wine & Spirits 92: ‛Mercedes Lopez de Heredia blends this wine from 40-year-old vines near the winery in Haro, this vintage 65 percent tempranillo, 25 percent garnacha, the balance mazuelo and graciano. While the color looks mature for the wine's age, this 2009 has the resistance to oxygen that makes the family's Riojas so compelling. The texture is silky and soft, carrying notes of red plum skin and peach pit, tobacco and cedar, building generosity as it takes on air. Open it at a pig roast. $29.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2402. 06 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 95: 'The red flagship 2006 Vina Tondonia Reserva was inspired by the vineyards of the Medoc but produced with local grapes, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which achieved 13% alcohol in 2006. It always matures in used American oak barriques for some six years. The oldest of all the reds I tasted, it was also the one with more freshness, which speaks to the quality of the vineyard. Drink now-2028. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2403. 05 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA
Parker 93: 'The 2005 Vina 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: 47.99 each

PSI-2404. 04 RIOJA RESERVA VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA magnum
Wine & Spirits 96: 'A great vintage of this classic wine, this reveals its sunny beauty over the course of days. Open the bottle and you might taste tart lemon, juicy almond and touches of oxidation, bringing to mind wood oils. Those flavors integrate with air so that the wine saturates the palate with freshness, the scent turned heady, toward croissants and almond blossoms, the flavors savory, salty and bright. This family-run winery farms prime Rioja Alta sites along the Ebro River, aging this estate-grown wine in cool riverside tunnels in their cellar in Haro. Tondonia Reserva spends six years in old barrels, racked twice a year, then continues aging in bottle prior to release. Over that time, the wine seems to gain resilience, though you will not get the full benefit of this white unless you give it plenty of air. Leave it in a decanter and it gives off the energy of the cool sun at harvest, a delicious memory of an ideal autumn day in 2004.'
How Many bottles/singles: 129.95 each

PSI-2405. 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-2406. 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-2407. 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-2408. 13 RIOJA RESERVA FINCA YGAY, MARQUES DE MURRIETA
Wine Enthusiast 92/100. My notes: Depth, color, and Murrieta breed and elegance. Subtle oak. Very fresh and bright for a reserva./ Yes, sweet, elegant wood spices. Fine acid, balance, all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2409. 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 cuvee of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Carinena), 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-2410. 07 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, MARQUES DE RISCAL
Deep, fresh, bright fruit. Lovely barrel age achievements as well. Totally accomplished 2007./ Yes, sweet fruit and barrel. Seems timeless. You just have to keep these Riscals in the cellar awhile to earn the rewards. They‛re Riojas the way Riojas used to be made. A wow wine with melted tannins, so can be put to use. No need to rush the process though. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

PSI-2411. 05 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, MARQUES DE RISCAL
Tim Adkin, MW 95/100. My notes: Deep ruby color. No sign of age./ Yes, best Riscal ever, and I've tasted some really old vintages. Wood, fruit, Alavesa elegance. Well proportioned. Fabulous Rioja oak and long barrel aging./ Yes, great form, acid, barrel duration. A wow Riscal. Rewards of cellaring. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2412. 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-2413. 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-2414. 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-2415. 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-2416. 15 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MUGA
2014: Vinous 92: 'Aged for two years in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels. Bright ruby. Expressive aromas of ripe red fruits and candied flowers, along with allspice, vanilla and pipe tobacco topnotes. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and mocha flavors and a spicy nuance that emerges as the wine opens up. Finishes sappy, penetrating and quite long, with smooth, slow-building tannins that fold smoothly into the wine's sappy fruit. Drink 2020-2027. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2417. 14 RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS MURIEL
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2418. 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-2419. 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-2420. 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-2421. 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-2422. 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-2423. 05 RIOJA RESERVA BLANCO VINA TONDONIA, R. LOPEZ DE 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-2424. 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2425. 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-2426. 16 CAMPO DE BORJA VERATON, BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO
2015: Wine Spectator 92: 'Round and juicy, this lively red shows ripe flavors of kirsch and mulled plum, with chocolate and licorice accents. Heady but not heavy, with bright acidity and spicy and floral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2427. 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-2428. 17 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA TRES PICOS, BODEGAS BORSAO
2016: Parker 90: 'The minty and balsamic 2016 Tres Picos Garnacha is difficult to identify as Garnacha. It matured in new French oak barrels for five months, which gives it a roasted and smoky character. It's very intense and might overpower food. It has abundant tannins and a dusty texture. A very oaky red in the end-of-the-1990s style. Drink 2019-2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2429. 16 CAMPO DE BORJA GARNACHA GODINA, GIL FAMILY ESTATES
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-2430. 17 CALATAYUD GARNACHA HONORO VERA, BODEGAS ATECA
2016: James Suckling 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2431. 16 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ATTECA, BODEGAS ATECA
2014: 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2432. 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2433. 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-2434. 16 CALATAYUD GARNACHA OLD VINES ALTOVINUM, EVODIA
2014: Parker 90: 'This blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in concrete and demi-muid is a custom cuvee 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2435. 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-2436. 16 RIBERA DEL QUEILES LA GARNACHA SALVAJE DEL MONCAYO, PROYECTO GARNACHAS DE ESPANA
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2437. 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: 11.99 each

PSI-2438. 07 CATALUNYA GRAN RESERVA ALTOS D'OLIVA, BODEGA CIVINO
2005: 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. Hits the spot. It's still so fresh at 12 years old; unbelievable. Nice and softened and developed, yet the fruit is still very bright Satisfying body. Suave and flowing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2439. 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-2440. 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-2441. 17 PENEDES BLANC SELECCIO FINCA CAN FEIXES, HUGUET
Highest vineyard in Penedes. Planted mostly to parellada. Pear scented. Fresh and good./ Burst of crisp fruit. Great acid. Clinging, lingering texture. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2442. 16 COSTERS DEL SEGRE VILOSELL, TOMAS CUSINE
2015: 55% tempranillo (ull de llebre), 25% syrah, 20% garnatxa. 14.5%. Deep, dark, powerful; almost roti./ Yeah, power and ripeness and style of 15. Big. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2443. 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2444. 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-2445. 17 MONTSANT CAN BLAU, CELLER CAN BLAU
2016: Vinous 92: 'Deep, lurid ruby. A perfumed, smoke-accented bouquet evokes fresh cherry, cassis and licorice, along with a building floral overtone. Lively and expansive on the palate, offering intense dark fruit and violet pastille flavors that are lifted by a core of juicy acidity. Youthfully taut tannins add shape to a very long, sweet finish that leaves smoky mineral and floral notes behind. (aged for a year in new and used French oak barrels). Drink 2021-2027. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2446. 16 MONTSANT SELECCION MAS COLLET, CELLER DE CAPCANES
2015: 35% grenache, 25% carignan, 25% cab sauv, 15% tempranillo. This is brilliant. The nose is so bright and aloof. Priorat like clarity, high altitude. Brilliant amalgam of Med and Atlantic varietals and wood. How do they do it?! Barrel aging is choice. Has everything going for it in nice and ripe 2015./ Oh, so well proportioned, so well textured! BURSTING with flavor. Complex range of varietal flavors, plus oak and barrel aging. I mean, I tasted the Vega Sicilia Unico right before this, and this deserves to be on the same table. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2447. 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-2448. 12 MONTSANT XABEC, CELLER MALONDRO (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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 (30% off this price)

PSI-2449. 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-2450. 16 PRIORAT ONA MAS DE BILLO, CELLER CECILIO
2015: 40% garnatxa, 40% syrah, 20% carinyena. Awesome complexity and amplification that is Priorat. Grenache sweet, syrah dark, carignan rustic. Barrel extracts spiciness, barrel time breadth, full force of Priorat./ Yes, full, strong, sweet, and spicy. Back to the beginning: complex and amplified. Circle completed. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2451. 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-2452. 17 PRIORAT, LA CARTUJA
2016: Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‛Here's a good entry point to the wines of Priorat: A garnacha-based blend, this has touches of slate, but it's mainly focused on fruity notes of blackberries and cherries. Earthiness links the fruit and the firm, sharp tannins, ending fresh, a window that opens out to the Catalan mountains. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2453. 17 PRIORAT SERRAS DEL PRIORAT, CLOS FIGUERAS
2015: 55% garnacha, 20% carignan, 15% syrah, 10% cab sauv. From vines 10-15 years old. 7 months in French tonneaux. Saturated with rich, deep cherry and plum fruit, plus light oak seasoning. Concentrated, succulent./ Lovely fruit and flow and acid. Just as intended. Always a favorite of mine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2454. 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-2455. 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-2456. 16 PRIORAT CLOS DE TAFALL, CLOS BERENGUER
2015: Wine Spectator 91: 'Generous yet lively, this red shows cherry and berry fruit flavors that mingle with mountain herb, mineral and vanilla notes. Well-integrated tannins and tangerine acidity keep this focused. Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet. Drink now through 2025. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2457. 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-2458. 14 PRIORAT LOS TROS, CELLERS GRIFOLI DECLARA (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (30% off this price)

PSI-2459. 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-2460. 16 PRIORAT BLACK SLATE PORRERA, MAS D'EN COMPTE
2015: Parker 91: ‛The 2015 Black Slate Porrera is a custom blend of 60% Garnacha, 35% Carinena and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from younger and older vines on slate soils. It's a ripe and heady village red that is part of a collection of village wines from Priorat produced by different wineries in conjunction with US importer Eric Solomon. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats for 25 days and matured in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels for 12 months. The wine has a traditional profile, with ripe fruit and noticeable impact from the oak, following the house style. The palate is medium to full-bodied with some dusty tannins and an earthy finish. Drink 2018-2021. $21.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2461. 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-2462. 17 PRIORAT CAMINS DEL PRIORAT, ALVARO PALACIOS
2018: 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-2463. 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-2464. 16 PRIORAT CEPS NOUS, CELLER PASANAU GERMANS
2016: 80% garnacha, 10% ea merlot, syrah; at La Morera, highest village of Priorat. 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Cool and austere for 2015. Dry. Wears its power well, except when concentrated at the mouth of my Taster glass, it burns my eyes!/ Sweeter fruit palate, but not a lot in the way of either aromatics or texture at this stage. The tannins are fine and well managed. I‛d cellar it. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2465. 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-2466. 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-2467. 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2468. 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-2469. 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-2470. 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-2471. 16 MANCHUELA BOBAL OLD VINES, 11 PINOS (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
Average vine age: 80 years. Fresh and clear. Pleasing body. Ideal. Dusty pomegranate aroma./ Yes, tart, tangy fruit like pomegranate. Rich, full texture and fine tannin. Good to have a new vintage of this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (30% off this price)

PSI-2472. 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-2473. 11 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO CRIANZA, FINCA ANTIGUA
50% tempranillo, 20% ea. cab sauv, merlot, 10% syrah; 15 mo. in US & French barrels Shows barrel aging. Mature, vital, good and strong./ Sweet and rich, generous and persistent. Wow. Thorough. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2474. 17 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO JOVEN CAMINA, CRISTO DE LA VEGA (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each (30% off this price)

PSI-2475. 18 LA MANCHA TEMPRANILLO, BODEGAS VENTA MORALES
2016: Sweet and vigorous, large and generous. Expressive. Rich, dark, ample black fruited southern tempranillo./ Warm, full, ripe. Good acid and tannin foils. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2476. 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-2477. 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-2478. 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2479. 12 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA ANCIANO 5 YEARS, BODEGAS NAVALON
1 year plus in barrel, 5 years in bottle. Long in barrel and bottle maturity. Intense; Full of personality. Spot on./ Power, presence, character. Generous now, this will improve with additional bottle age. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2480. 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-2481. 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-2482. 15 VALENCIA TEMPRANILLO, RADIO BOCA (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
Sweet and uncomplicated. Certainly fruity enough./ Yes, pleasing high acid and tannin edges to balance the sweetness. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (30% off this price)

PSI-2483. 18 ALMANSA LAYA, BODEGAS ATALAYA
2017: Vinous 90; Parker 90: 'The entry-level red 2017 Laya is a fruit-driven Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) blend with some Monastrell (less this year, because Monastrell didn't behave well in Almansa in 2017) from dry-farmed vines; it fermented in stainless steel followed by malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. This has a very expressive and gentle nose, with nice fruit and even some notes of flowers. It has tannins, but it's not as aggressive as some might think. This is a characterful and powerful Mediterranean red and represents very good value for money. Drink 2019-2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2484. 17 JUMILLA MONASTRELL, BODEGAS HIJOS DE JUAN GIL
2015: Parker 91+: ‛The 2015 Juan Gil (silver label) is their pure Monastrell aged in oak for 12 months. The profile of this wine has changed, and there is now no trace of oak; it feels a lot more focused, fresh and approachable, with berries, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes, quite intense. The palate is very tasty, not terribly complex, with fine tannins, good balance and freshness. Approachable and easy to drink. Bravo for the change! Drink 2018-2022.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2485. 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-2486. 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-2487. 16 YECLA MONASTRELL, CASTANO
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: 10.99 each

PSI-2488. 15 YECLA SOLANERA VINAS VIEJAS, BODEGAS CASTANO
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-2489. 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-2490. 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-2491. 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-2492. 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-2493. 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-2494. 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-2495. 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-2496. 18 TENERIFE YCODEN-DAUTE-ISORA BENJE ENVINATE, VITICULTORES DE SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE Y ENVINATE
2017: Of listan pietro. Alert, and very fruity, with peels extract framing. Cool and balanced at 12%, which is all the strength it needs./ Again, grip, correct body, balance, full flavor. Great acid for food. Like table wine used to be. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each


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