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LCBO Strike Approaches. Stock Up. Vintae’s 2014 Proyecto Priorat @ $24.95/Bottle. 91 Points + New Vintage Lopez Blanco and Crianza.

A superb price for Priorat. Vintae delivers amazing value every single time.

LA GARNACHA FOSCA DEL PRIORAT BY PROYECTO GARNACHAS DE ESPAÑA 2014

91 points – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, Oct 2016


Bottle Price : $24.95

Case Price : $299.40

Winery : Proyecto Garnachas de España

Wine Region : Priorat (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“Comes from El Molar, and it’s at 310 m with schist soils. 14.5% alcohol. Warm, sweet, spicy, herbal berry fruits nose. Warm, spicy and a bit peppery with warmth and ripeness but also dusty, spicy detail. Grippy and structured but shows restraint. Fresh acidity on the finish. A really distinctive wine that tastes Mediterranean.”

Vintae’s Garnacha Fosca del Priorat has everything going for it. Bursting with fruit, plenty of minerality, a fabulous nose, a finish that goes on and on, all while maintaining the appropriate amount of freshness and acidity. Even the label is awesome. Somehow, Vintae has managed to keep the price under $25/bottle, which seems to be a very rare feat in Priorat these days.

It is hard to argue that Priorat is not some of the most amazing terroir there is anywhere. Just look at the picture above. These wines, much like their terroir tend to be rugged, yet refined.

The LCBO strike is looming larger and larger each and every day. We are now less than 6 days from the strike deadline which is scheduled for 12:01AM on June 26th. Nobody knows if there will be a resolution prior to drop dead date, and if there is no resolution, how long the strike will last. Don’t leave yourself be wineless during these all important summer months. Now is the time to stock up.

Now, back to the wines. I always find it interesting that once a region becomes popular, the prices in that given region tend to skyrocket. In some regions, this is a supply and demand issue, but in areas like Priorat, where there is plenty of wine, it seems to me, in some cases, this is just plain gouging. It has become difficult to find Priorat under $25/bottle. Not only is the Proyecto Priorat under $25, but it is great!

MORE TOP NOTCH WINE FROM VINTAE BELOW. THESE ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THE BEST VALUES WE CARRY. 

I will not go on a diatribe about how great the Lopez de Haro wines are. Those of you that have tried the wines already know. Those that haven’t tried them should make a point of doing so. Click here to see the client reviews of the 2014 Rioja Crianza. The 2016 Lopez Blanco was just released, so no customer reviews as of yet, but i can assure you, this is a wine that blows away everything else around this price point.

Have you been waiting for an excuse to try out WineOnline.ca? The pending LCBO strike might make the perfect time as you should probably stock up on wine. My guess is once you have experienced the quality, convenience, helpful service and detailed information on each and every wine available at WineOnline.ca, you will have a hard time going back to the antiquated trips to the store which tend to take more of your precious time than is palatable.

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HACIENDA LOPEZ DE HARO RIOJA BLANCO BY BODEGA CLASSICA 2016

Best Value White Wine – Wines from Spain Awards 2016 (2015 Vintage)

Bottle Price : $14.95

Case Price : $179.40

Winery : Bodega Classica

Wine Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

HACIENDA LOPEZ DE HARO RIOJA CRIANZA BY BODEGA CLASSICA 2014

94 points / Gold Medal – Vino Sub 30 2017
Best Value Red Wine – Wines from Spain Awards London, UK, 2016 for 2013 vintage
91 points – Wine Advocate for 2008 and 2010 vintages

Bottle Price : $14.95

Case Price : $179.40

Winery : Bodega Classica

Wine Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

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