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In the region of Cariñena, the Garnacha grape variety finds a lovely expression, one which is less high octane and lighter on its feet than in some of the neighboring regions. This easy drinker is a terrific bargain for anyone looking for a house red or a wine for a celebration.
The best Cabernet Sauvignon under $10 that I have tasted in nearly 9 years of working here. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer) This was produced from a 30-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Vino de la Tierra de Castilla appellation (a large swath of land in the region of La Mancha), this Cab has delicious, balanced dark currant fruit, and a subtle influence from a six-month stint in American oak barrels. This nicely priced Spanish Cabernet has been a staff favorite for two vintages running.
90 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented dark berries and cherry on the fragrant nose. Smooth, sweet and open-knit, offering pliant blackberry and violet pastille flavors that tighten up and gain focus on the back half. Nicely plays richness off vivacity and finishes with very good persistence and supple tannins, leaving a juicy berry note behind. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, with the malo taking place in clay amphoras, followed by eight months of aging in used French and American oak. (JR)" (12/2015)
Winner of the Bronze Medal in the 2013 International Wine Challenge. From the winery: "Garnatxa Blanca Old Vines is for those who seek a bit of extra body and richness in white wines. Vineyards located in the Albera Nature Reserve Area. This wine is aromatic, showing notes of apricot, vanilla, aniseed and fennel. The mouthfeel is round, rich and mouth-coating. For those who know that youth isn't everything..."
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 100% Grenache planted in decomposed granitic soils, and aged four months in new and used French oak, this deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Garnacha Old Vines demonstrates what high quality can be found in obscure Spanish appellations. Aromas of kirsch, lavender and strawberries emerge from this medium-bodied, dense, rich 2012. (RP)" (11/2013) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Deeply scented bouquet of dark berries, bitter chocolate and black pepper, with a smoky quality gaining strength with air. Juicy and sweet, showing a chewy texture to its pungent blackberry and blueb ...Read More »
Ricardo Sanz is one of the leading figures in the Rueda D.O. His 2013 Palacio de Menade is clean, citrusy, and quite refreshing. It is a leaner style, without any of the tropical fruit sometimes present in wines from Rueda. Enjoy this as a delicious change of pace from Sancerre or Sauvignon Blanc. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer)
Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They are entirely self reliant in grapes, all of which are grown in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. This is made from Tempranillo grown in iron rich clay soils. In fact, this red tin... Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Non-Vintage Brut Reserva displays small bubbles, a yeasty, fruity nose, and a sense of elegance...Castillo Perelada's finest wines are their deluxe still wine cuvees from the DO of Emporda where their magnificent estate (a must for tourists) is located. However, they also produce very good Cavas in a variety of styles. (JM)" (5/2011) K&L Notes: Castillo de Perelada Cava is the Cava of kings. No, it literally is. This is what "El Rey" serves at all official state functions. After tasting it, you'll see why. The winery owns most of their vineyards and uses all thre... Read More »
This delicious, SOUR cider is wildly popular in San Sebastian, where locals down it by the glass with pintxos (tapas). Redolent of apples (no surprises there) on the nose, the palate is tangy, very slightly fizzy (think txacoli or Vinho Verde fizz, not sparkling wine fizz), only 6% ABV and a joy to drink. That having been said, it's really quite tangy, and not for everyone. However, if you are a fan of either A) hard cider B) geuze, fruit lambics or Flemish sour ales or C) any naturally made, local specialty product then I think you have a winner on your... Read More »
This delicious, SOUR cider is wildly popular in San Sebastian, where locals down it by the glass with pintxos (tapas). Redolent of apples (no surprises there) on the nose, the palate is tangy, very slightly fizzy (think txacoli or Vinho Verde fizz, not sparkling wine fizz), only 6% ABV and a joy to drink. That having been said, it's really quite tangy, and not for everyone. However, if you are a fan of either A) hard cider B) geuze, fruit lambics or flemish sour ales or C) any naturally made, local specialty product then I think you have a winner on you... Read More »
Inventory: Redwood City
A red vermouth made in Reus, Spain from primarily Macabeo grapes. Spanish red vermouths tastes sweeter and less bitter than their Italian counterparts, even though there is roughly 1/3 less actual sugar than an Italian rosso. This example retains aromatic red fruit and orange characteristics with cleansing herbal notes of oregano and anise.
Made from Airén and Macabeo grapes, plus herbs sourced in the Pyrenees mountains and citrus from the Mediterranean, this deliciously dry vermouth is an homage to its Catalan origins. With bright juniper and lemon aromas, plus a touch of savory brininess, this is a fantastic aperitif or addition to a classic martini.
Sweet but never cloying Sherry from one of the better-known brands. This is great to have on hand for cooking, or just for warming up with in front of the fire on cold nights.
Inventory: Redwood City