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2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina Top Pick!
2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina

Amats is both the brand name of the txakoli as well as one of Zudugarai's vineyards. It's a beautiful vineyard, a sandy substrate covered in naturally growing green cover between the rows, with the Cantabrian Sea in full view to the north. Produced from Hondarribi Zuri grapes, this is classic Txakoli: zippy, crisp, tart green apple flavors are enlivened by a lovely sparkle from the CO2 retained in tank during fermentation. Try this refreshing, vibrant, low in alcohol white wine with a wide range of foods, from obvious choices such as seafood (grilled sar... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2012 Bodegas Castano Macabeo/Chardonnay Yecla (Previously $12)

In the southeast of Spain sandwiched between Jumilla and Alicante, wines from Yecla have most prolifically come from what happens to be the largest co-op in Spain. However the Castaño family stands as the most important and ambitious privately owned winery in the D.O., and they have gone to great lengths to push the quality from the often coarse wines for which this region was previously known. Their four prime estate vineyards now comprise 10% of the vine acreage in Yecla, and their ambition is only matched by their commitment to quality. Their organica... Read More » 


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2013 Lora Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc Vino de la tierra de Castilla

Lora is a blend of certified organic Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from one of the cooler parts of La Mancha (high up on the plateau not too far from the UNESCO heritage city of Cuenca). Bright citrus fruits combine with stone fruits and hints of melon, with crisp mineral tones and loads of personality. The winemaker and person who carefully sources this great organic fruit is none other than our friend Miguel Merino Navajas, son of Miguel Merino of Rioja fame! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Valdesil "Montenovo" Godello Valdeorras

Produced from 15-30 year old, massale selection Godello vines (propagated from some of the finest, oldest Godello vines in the area) grown in black slate, this is seriously delicious white wine from one of the premier D.O.'s for white wine in all of Spain. Given its bright, pure fruit and vivid minerality, this reminds me of very good Muscadet. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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Tio Pepe (Gonzalez Byass) Fino Sherry

Jancis Robinson: "Fresh, riper fruit than the Barbadillo Manzanilla -- such a good, reliable brand! Great concentration and purity. (RH)" (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Talking about which, the NV Tio Pepe Fino is an icon of Sherry wine. Produced from Palomino grapes aged in the Tio Pepe solera for an average of four years under flor. It has a light nose of dried flowers, almonds and olives, in a subtle way and a dry palate dominated by the chalky notes. Light and easy to drink, it is a good introduction to Fino Sherry. (LG)" (8/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Round and nutty, with mild floral and honey hints up front. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2013 Neboa Albariño Rias Baixas

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright straw. Musky, mineral-accented aromas of pear and nectarine, with a floral nuance gaining power with air. Taut and nervy on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering juicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a hint of bitter quinine. Closes on a spicy note, with lively mineral cut and an echo of white flowers." (9/2014) K&L Notes: Produced by a 25-grower cooperative located in the Condado do Tea sub-zone of Rias Baixas, this is crisp, citrus and yellow fruited Albariño from a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, cooler and damper vintage. The results are... Read More » 


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ST 90

2013 Flor de Verano Albariño Rias Baixas

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(all stainless steel): Light yellow. Tangerine, pear and melon aromas are brightened by notes of chalk and honeysuckle. Taut and juicy, with the orchard fruit flavors given a bitter edge and faint tartness by a hint of lemon pith. Finishes with good grip and mineral firmness, leaving a bitter citrus note behind." (9/2014) K&L Notes: Carlos Castro Serrantes and his daughter team up to produce this really lovely expression of Albariño in the village of Freixo. They own 7 hecatres of vines, all trained up high in pergola as is the tradition in this area. All citric and ... Read More » 


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2013 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Blanco Rioja

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. Martínez Alesanco's Blanco is made entirely from Viura in iron rich clay soils. In ... Read More » 


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2013 Columna Albariño Rias Baixas

Produced in the slightly warmer Rias Baixas sub-zone of O Rosal, Columna's 2013 is a lovely balance between granite-driven, subtly smoky minerality, salinity and fairly rich yellow stone fruit. This would be wonderful to enjoy before a meal or alongside seafood and shellfish. Once again, as it was last vintage, the Columna shows lots of character and value for the price. 


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2013 Bodegas Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Verdejo Rueda

Angel Rodriguez Leal produces what is hands down the best wine in Rueda, Martinsancho. A family-owned bodega since 1784, holding some of the best real estate in the D.O. Their land boasts Verdejo vines which average 40 years of age and stand in a bed of rounded river stones. Wine is fermented in enamel tanks and aged in very large, neutral oak 'cubas'. The resulting wine is generous, with delicious peach, melon and guava notes, textural, as well as mineral, focused and age-worthy. In other words, drink it now but stash some away for a few years down the... Read More » 


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2013 Morgadío Albariño Rias Baixas

Based in the village of Albeos, in the Condado do Tea, sub-zone, Morgadío has produced a lovely and very convincing Albariño in 2013. It shows waxy yellow and orange fruit flavors, star fruit and loquat in particular. The wine is fresh, well balanced between ripe fruit and acidity, and oh so drinkable! This is a unique expression of Albariño from the portion of the D.O. that lies a bit further inland from the coast and borders on the Ribeiro D.O. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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2012 Colonias de Galeon "Petit Ocnos" Chardonnay VdT Sierra Norte de Sevilla

Certified organic Chardonnay (by CAAE, Comité Andaluz de Agricultura Ecológica), from outside of Sevilla! Colonias de Galeon is a labor of love headed by Elena Viguera and Julián Navarro. They set out in 1998 to prove that Andalucía is capable of producing delicious red and white wine (in addition to the famous wines of Jerez). Having planted vines in the national park lands of the Sierra Norte outside of Sevilla, at 700 meters altitude in heavily slate soils, where there is a surprisingly generous amount of rainfall, the results are both delicious and i... Read More » 


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2013 Aizpurua Getariako Txakolina

This particular bottling of Txakoli is very traditional, apparently what the winery sells to its long-time local customer in and around Donostia (San Sebastian), and it is sooo good! Though we're quickly heading into winter season, we could not resist adding another delicious Txakoli, particularly a local's favorite such as this one. A bone dry style (even by txakoli standards, this is DRY) that is citric, more frothy than fizzy, and has a lovey texture and balance. Delicious and very highly recommended! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer) 


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2013 Fefiñanes Albariño Rias Baixas

This is a delicious Albariño, always one of our top two or three for someone looking for a classic expression of this white wine. A wonderfully mineral nose leads to bright, succulent, yellow stone fruit flavors with more than a wisp of salinity adding freshness and making it pretty difficult to not gulp this one down quickly. Palacio de Fefiñanes is the oldest known brand of Albariño and the first to have bottled their wine. Based in the "birthplace of Albariño," the seaside town of Cambados, the winery purchases fruit from 60 growers, many of whom own... Read More » 


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2013 Do Ferreiro "Cepas Vellas" Albariño Rias Baixas

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A true icon of Rías Baixas, the 2013 Albariño Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is pure Albariño from probably the oldest vineyards in the zone, in Spain and in the whole world, as they might be close to being 200 years old! The vines look more like trees because they are trained in the pergola style as is the norm in the region. As all his wines were fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and aged in contact with the lees for 11 months before being bottled. This wine is produced from a plot of extremely old vines that are planted next to his house a ...Read More » 


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RP 93

Valdespino "Inocente" Fino Jerez

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 92

La Guita Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* This round white has texture and grip, with rich and focused flavors of apple, almond, green olive and brine. Offers plenty of fruit, but remains grounded thanks to the briny character. Expressive and balanced. Drink now." (11/2012)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV La Guita Manzanilla has always had a very strong and marked character of brine, green olives and mustard seeds, with an overall sweet sensation. The medium-bodied palate is precise, very dry and intense, with some brine and rancio flavors and great length. The quality of this wine has increased notably in th ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

2013 Vivanco Blanco Rioja

Produced from a blend of Viura, Malvasia and Tempranillo Blanco, this is a wonderfully fresh, minerally white typical of the best unoaked whites of the region. Perhaps there is a bit more flesh and richness due to the presence of Tempranillo Blanco, a naturally occuring mutation of the Tempranillo grape that gives wine of great character, richness and intensity. 


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2009 Marques de Murrietta Capellanía Blanco

Composed of 100% old vine viura grown in very stony soil on the Ygay estate, this wine is a delicious example of traditional, barrel aged white Rioja. Golden fruited, spicy, aromas, with dried coconut accents as well, lead to a generous, rich, bright and toasty palate. The contrast between stony minerality, lively acidity, and barrel notes is what makes this wine so intriguing. For fans of Lopez de Heredia, Graves, even white Burgundy, this is a true original, a great value for drinking and cellaring! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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Valdespino "Tio Diego" Amontillado Jerez

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Tio Diego Amontillado Palomino from the Macharnudo vineyard, is fermented in botas, aged biologically for 10 years under flor in a solera separated from Inocente, and with a further five years of oxidative aging. It has a beautiful, perfumed nose of dry flowers, very elegant and clean, subtle, with some saline notes, both in the nose and the palate, where it is balanced, medium-bodied and elegant. A very fine Amontillado, showing superb value for a 15-year-old wine. Drink 2013-2019." (8/2013)92 points Wine & Spirits: "Notes of limestone and salt frame the center of this Amon ...Read More » 


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2013 Antonio Sanz Verdejo Rueda

The Sanz family has long been a leader in the Castilla y Leon, white wine focused D.O. of Rueda. Aromas of fresh apples and melons lead to a tasty palate of fresh fruits. This verdejo is clean, bracing and with a firm mineral backbone as well. It hits the spot and is a terrific value! Try with a simply sauteed fish preparation, pasta with roasted vegetables, or substitute this in for the Sauvignon Blanc next time you have a salad of mixed greens with goat cheese. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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Hidalgo "La Gitana" Manzanilla en Rama

Jancis Robinson: "Orange peel, mushroom, apple, citrus – much more expressive on the palate and nose than the regular La Gitana. Long, intense and smooth. Huge concentration. (RH) (17/20 points)" (5/2013) K&L Notes: Yet another new "en rama" or unfiltered bottling of fresh Manzanilla, we are very excited to carry this iconic bodega's 2014 en rama bottling. En rama bottlings highlight the incredibly fresh, salty, and umami rich complexity of Manzanilla and Fino sherries; these are the next best thing to enjoying wine freshly drawn from a barrel in Sherry country. Bright, invigorating, ... Read More » 


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2011 Valdesil "Pezas de Portela" Godello Valdeorras

Valdesil has some of the most impressive Godello in the Godello-filled D.O. of Valdeorras. This particular bottling is always delicious, somehwere between a Puligny Montrachet and a St. Aubin, with lovely yellow and citrus fruit, and ageing in 500-liter Allier oak to add some interest and complexity to the wine. Bright, lively mineral, and not lacking in intensity or textural depth, this is absolutely one of the tastiest barrel-aged Galician whites around. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Ametza Txakolina de Alava

A blend of Petite Manseng and Izarato (Petite Courbu), this is a delicious txakoli! In the typical Alava (also known as Arabako Txakolina) style, the wine is less fizzy and a wee bit higher in alcohol than the stuff from the vineyards closer to San Sebastian, in Getariako Txakolina. Tangy and appley, with just a hint of creaminess and very subtle oxidative notes, this is a great apertive for fans of high acid whites, or a terrific white to pair with Basque style fish dishes - grilled sole, the famous rodaballo (turbot), merluza (hake), all with some oliv... Read More » 


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Valdespino "Deliciosa" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The impressive line-up is opened with the pale-colored NV Manzanilla Deliciosa, which is produced with Palomino grapes from the Miraflores vineyard and aged for five years under yeast. It is a finer version of La Guita, easy to drink, with a sweet note of apples in the nose, a polished and gentle palate, ending with a saline touch. Drink 2013-2014." (8/2013) Wine Spectator: "Lovely salt, Brazil nut and floral notes combine with a bitter citrus oil accent on the taut finish. Drink now. (Web-2013)"  


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Rey Fernando de Castilla Fino Jerez

Lots of attention has recently been placed on the historic region and stunning wines of Jerez. Given all the newspaper articles, restaurant by-the-glass placements, even a serious new book on the topic, the spotlight has generally avoided Rey Fernando de Castilla. Now that we finally have the wines available to us in California, it is our intention to change that and spread the word about this wonderful house. Founded in 1999 by Jan Petterson, a Norwegian who is a long-time veteran of the Sherry trade, these are excellent Sherries across the board, parti... Read More » 


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2013 Viña Clavidor Verdejo Rueda

Produced from 100% Verdejo, organically farmed, this is crisp, decidedly mineral Verdejo. Less of the tropical fruit and the exotic, more of the clean and chiseled. A wonderful style that would make an ideal aperitivo or accompaniment to a variety of foods, particularly cured ham, grilled or pan fried fish, or a lightly spiced, tomato rice pilaf served along romano beans simply cooked with olive oil, yellow onion, a bit of water, salt and pepper. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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2012 Agusti Torello Mata Subirat Parent Penedes (Previously $20)

Subirat Parent is the Catalan name for what is otherwise known as Malvasia, commonly grown in Rioja for white wines. It has wonderful intensity, bright fruit, ample acidity, and great focus; it's truly a wine that will make your palate take notice! Agusti Torello Mata's Subirat Parent grows in sandy shale soils in the coastal portion of the Penedes D.O., an area they feel is best suited to growing this exciting, under-represented grape variety. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer) 


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2013 Benito Santos "Saiar" Albariño Rias Baixas

Benito Santos was one of the original growers in Rias Baixas when the D.O. was created. The company that now bears his name farms organically certified Albariño in three distinct vineyards in Salnés, Igrexario de Saiar being one of them. Bright and clean, round, juicy stonefruit are the hallmarks of this wine. It does not have the intense brine or pungent salinity often exhibited in the best Albariños; however, this is as delicious and honest expression of the grape as you can find for the price. So drinkable! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine ... Read More » 


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2012 Nanclares Albariño Rias Baixas

This is serious Albariño. Alberto Nanclares, one of the the very few people we know who who makes first rate Albariño from Rias Baixas and is not from the area, is a perfectionist. All vineyard work on his scarce acreage scattered amongst Meaño, O Castrelo, and a few other villages, is done by him. Same goes for the cellar work. This bottling features some terrific old vine Meaño fruit. It has a rather soft and ripely textured 2012 character on the nose,which leads to a palate of juicy apricots, with waves of fresh acidity and very good intensity - Albar... Read More » 


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Rey Fernando de Castilla Amontillado Jerez

Lots of attention has recently been placed on the historic region and stunning wines of Jerez. Given all the newspaper articles, restaurant by-the-glass placements, even a serious new book on the topic, the spotlight has generally avoided Rey Fernando de Castilla. Now that we finally have the wines available to us in California, it is our intention to change that and spread the word about this wonderful house. Founded in 1999 by Jan Petterson, a Norwegian who is a long-time veteran of the Sherry trade, these are excellent Sherries across the board, parti... Read More » 


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2013 Bodega Vidas "Siete Vidas" Albarín Cangas

Albarín, no relation to Albariño of Galician fame, is a variety indigenous to Asturias, the beautiful portion of Spain best known for great blue cheeses and tart ciders. While the region is not yet well known as a wine growing region, it is not without its ideal climates and soils for fine wine production, and grapes have been growing in the slate soils of Cangas for a long time. This is delicious white wine, more than a mere curiosity from a beautiful, under-explored region, or an example of a novel grape variety. The fruit flavors are bright and focuse... Read More » 


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Gomez Nevado Palido En Rama Sierra Morena (375ml)

Perched in the Sierra Morena Mountains, about an hour north of Córdoba, sits Bodega Gomez Nevado on the hillsides of a town called Villaviciosa de Córdoba. While the family’s winemaking history goes back to the 1700’s, the bodega has been making sherry-style wines since 1870 and became the first winegrower in Spain to have their vineyards certified organic in 1988. In the Sierra Morena you won’t find palomino dominating the vineyards, nor will you find the chalky, white albariza soil it grows best in. Rather you will find a grape called Airén, with Ped... Read More » 


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2013 Mauro Godello Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon

A tough one to classify, this is beautiful, old vine Godello made by the legendary Mariano García (former longtime Vega Sicilia winemaker). Bright yellow fruit flavors, with a strong star fruit note, show loads of freshness and so much length! While we are not in Ribeiro, and there is no Treixadura blended in this wine, I would absolutely put this amongst the likes of Emilio Rojo and Luis Rodriguez in terms of Spain's greatest white wines that only relatively few know about. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)

A wonderful expression of Manzanilla, the La Cigarrera always comes to us very fresh, expressing the briny, sea air quality for which these wines are known. It is bone dry, appley and has suggestions of loquat fruit and pits, with terrific complexity, no doubt due to the bodega's prime location in the "barrio bajo" section of Sanlucar, as well as its use of an amazing eight criaderas (the norm for these wines is three-to-four). So there is a depth of flavor for Manzanilla which is rare. Enjoy this as a perfect aperitif, or with olives, almonds, shrimp an... Read More » 


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El Maestro Sierra Fino Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Gently floral, with hints of iodine and pepper, this is a subtle and delicate Fino. The acidity keeps up the tension while the texture feels soft. Give it time in the glass and spicy scents emerge, along with an intriguing fruitiness." (10/2013)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Fino offers up aromas and flavors of sea salt and roasted nuts. It is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to sushi." (2/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Quite subtle and light. Delicate but not thin - tangy and bright, in fact." (9/2012) K&L Notes: El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique sherry bodega in Jerez de la Frontera. ... Read More » 


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W&S 91 RP 90

2013 Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce "Reto" Manchuela

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It's a surprisingly stony, mineral wine that is austere and slowly developing some faint white flower notes. This complex and elegant wine changes with time in the glass and even displays some marine notes (seaweed, low tide). The palate shows both good volume and superb acidity that is sharp with a tasty, mineral and almost salty finish. 'Reto' means challenge, as it was a challenge for Ponce to produce a white with this grapes. I think he has succeeded. It's a great, mineral white at a great price. (LG)" (2/2015) K&L Notes: Produced from 100% Albilla, a white grape... Read More » 


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RP 93


2014 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina New!
2014 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina

Ameztoi produces some of the tastiest, most representative and classic txakoli: the delicious, bright, slightly petillant (fizzy), low alcohol wines which are consumed like water in Spanish Euskadi (Basque Country). Vineyards are a stone's throw from the ocean, full of verdant, green cover throughout the year. Predominantly Hondarribi Zuri, with 10% Hondarribi Beltza from 20- to 25-year-old vines, fermented in stainless. Briny and bright, the Ameztoi refreshes with juicy lime fruit and txakolina's characteristic spritz. Delightful. 


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1981 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Blanco Gran Reserva Rioja

93 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "True gold, but remarkably youthful for its age. W ild, complex bouquet of pungent flowers, succulent herbs, orange peel, violet, vanilla, toasted nuts and baking spices. Rich, deep and beautifully concentrated, with surprising energy to the ripe pear and poached apple flavors complemented by marzipan and vanilla. This actually tightens up on the finish, showing a lingering exotic, spicy character. You could drink this right now or even hold it for a few more years." (Sept/Oct 2006) 93 points fro... Read More » 


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2010 Basilio Izquierdo "Acodo" Blanco Rioja

Longtime former Cune winemaker Basilio Izquierdo has been hard at work in his Laguardia winery, producing excellent, highly original Rioja wines from older vineyards he personally sources for the high quality of their fruit. This particular wine is produced primarily from old, massale selection Viura blended with Garnacha Blanca. The vineyard, located in San Vicente, has very poor, minimal top soil sitting on a bedrock of limestone. Bright and richly textured yellow and citric fruits show weight (as you'd expect from the Garnacha Blanca contribution) but... Read More » 


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2013 Algueira "Brandan" Blanco Ribeira Sacra

Algueira is one of the top producers in Ribeira Sacra. Located in the Amandi subzone, with prime vineyards situated above the Sil River, Fernando Gonzalez Riveiro and Ana Fernandez' wines continue to show the freshness, subtlety, and elegance that the best of this region's wines have come to represent.Produced from 100% Godello, "Brandan" shows lovely yellow fruits, striking a fine balance between freshness and richness. While this is very fun (and easy) to drink, it's not merely a simple quaffer; this is nicely detailed, very well made white wine. (Joe ... Read More » 


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Delgado Zuleta "La Goya" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)

A well regarded classic, this is a nicely rich, manzanilla pasada style recently made available in the US market. Sea salt, citric fruits and almond aromas, punctuated as well by loquats, leads to a brisk, saline, yet creamy and rich palate that is textbook Manzanilla pasada. Great new stuff, give it a try! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese wine buyer) 


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Hidalgo "La Gitana" Manzanilla en Rama

En rama bottlings highlight the incredibly fresh, salty, and umami rich complexity of Manzanilla and Fino sherries; these are the next best thing to enjoying wine freshly drawn from a barrel in Sherry country. Bright, invigorating, very mineral driven stuff that you owe it to yourself to try, particularly with snacks such as fried seafood, sliced salt cured ham and olives. 


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2013 Do Ferreiro Albariño Rias Baixas

Do Ferreiro is a benchmark Albariño. Every year, it delivers the goods, showing a degree of aromatic complexity, nervy minerality, and pure intensity of flavor that always makes it stand out from the rest. Delicious upon release, it is also one of the few Albariños to improve in bottle for up to a decade (maybe longer?) beyond the vintage year. There is bright fruit intermingling with the classic Do Ferreiro salty/smoky mineral bite. Enjoy this wine on its own or with all types of seafood. This would even be terrific with a hearty bean soup. (Joe Manekin... Read More » 


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Lustau "3 En Rama" Fino En Rama Jerez (500ml)

This minimally filtered, en rama Fino comes from a fairly large solera in Jerez, and is characteristically the richest and fullest in body of the "3 En Rama" series. Fortunately for all of us fans of "en rama," or minimally filtered and minimally processed Sherries, Lustau bottles three excellent examples from their extensive holdings. These bottlings present a real opportunity to enjoy a young Fino or Manzanilla in a state that most faithfully approximates a barrel drawn solera sample (which, of course, is Sherry at its most romantic and its most delici... Read More » 


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2012 Luis Rodriguez (Viña Martin) Os Pasas Blanco Ribeiro

This has always been a serious wine, delicious if a bit tightly wound upon release, and capable of improving in bottle for some years. The wine is composed of Treixadura, Godello, Albariño and Loureiro grapes grown on tiny parcels of steep, granitic soil. In 2012, this wine is delicious: perhaps a bit more forward than the amazing 2010, but with a decidedly different structure than the 2011, and as usual, incredible tension and energy. To say this is "Burgundian" would be a bit trite, but to compare it to a long lees aged, old vine Muscadet from a top g... Read More » 


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2011 'B' de Basilio Blanco Rioja

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 B de Basilio white is mostly Garnacha Blanca with some Viura from the Rioja Alavesa region. The bunches are pressed and the must fermented in oak barrels where they aged in contact with their lees for nine months. It’s very young and ungiving, it's quite closed, with a balsamic and yeasty character with some hay and straw notes. The palate is still marked by the oak and reveals some smoky yellow plum flavors with good acidity, clean and persistent. It’s a big wine, which manages to keep the freshness. Drink 2014-2018. (LG)" (12/2013)  


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RP 91

Equipo Navazos "Flor Power" #44

From the winery: "This is an unfortified white wine, exclusively from the 2010 vintage (a date that cannot be printed on the label due to bureaucratic impediments, hence our use of MMX on the capsule, cork, and lot number on the backlabel). Bottled at 11.5% alc after losing over 1% to the effects of the flor yeasts, the wine is 100% palomino fino sourced from Sanlúcar vineyards (mainly from the Pago Miraflores) and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation--towards December 2010--it was moved to 15 butts where it aged under flor for 8 months... Read More » 


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Atxa Vermouth Blanco

Proprietor Gabriel Acha has extensively researched old recipes for family Vermouth in Pais Vasco, and came across two recipes that he has worked on perfecting, the result being Atxa Vermouth Blanco and Tinto. The Blanco is slightly drier and lighter on its feet, still with lovely spice and floral notes and the freshness that comes from having white wine as the base. Great stuff served over rocks with a lemon wedge, perhaps a splash of soda, or alternatively as part of a cocktail recipe. 


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