2009 Juan Matias Torres Vid Sur Negramoll La Palma (Previously $20)
More new Canary red, here, this time from the island of La Palma. Produced from a 2 hectare negramoll vineyard planted in volcanic ash, this is one delicious, juicy, just rustic enough to make it interesting, island wine. Fermented and aged in old oak barrels, with 50% whole clusters utlized, this red fruited wine is how I want lighter, warmer climate reds to taste when they so often taste more four square and simple. Slightly earthy, cherry fruited, and perfectly weighted on the palate, It's an ideal red for summer and fall, or for when you want to conjure up either season. (Joe Manekin, K&L Canary Islands wine buyer).