Bodega Luzdivina Amigo
Bierzo (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"Impressive complexity of summer berries with peppery and spicy overtones. This is a compelling mid-weight red. The palate has great focus and elegance and a fresh finish. Drink or hold."
92 points - James Suckling, Aug 2018> Learn More
Bodegas Ismael Arroyo
Ribera del Duero (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
"Lightly oaked in French and American barrels, this pure Tempranillo comes from Sotillo de la Ribera at 850 metres. It’s a spicy, modern-meets-traditional style with fresh acidity and a balsamic note."
95 points - Tim Atkin MW, Nov 2018
"Attractive ripe red-plum, fresh earth and savory complexity, leading to a palate that has a succulent, juicy and fleshy array of ripe cherries, berries and plums. The freshness holds amid ripe tannins. Drink or hold."
92 points - James Suckling, Aug 2018
Best Buy - Peñín Guide 2019
"This polished red is balanced and harmonious, with cocoa, mineral and licorice flavors framing a core of fresh cherry and raspberry fruit. Well-integrated tannins and citrusy acidity keep this lively. Drink now through 2024." - Wine Spectator, April 2018> Learn More
Castello della Paneretta
Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Pasta, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"Dried nutmeg, cinnamon, dried herbs, redcurrants, cherry cake and lots of cedar and mahogany. Plenty of richness on the palate, which shows layers of dried red fruit, ripe tannins and a fruit-forward finish. There is also a dash of acidity at the end to freshen things up."
92 points - James Suckling, Sept 2018> Learn More
Madrid (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
Bright violet color. Complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, incense and Asian spices, with a suave floral overtone. Stains the palate with sweet, seamless raspberry liqueur and rose pastille flavors sharpened by a note of blood orange. Concentrated yet lithe, with smooth tannins sneaking in slowly to add grip to the wine's vivacious fruit. It's amazing how tasty the finish can get with these granite soils.
92 points / Best Buy - Peñín Guide 2019> Learn More
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish
Bright ruby colour, youthful, medium intensity aromas of ripe strawberry, cherry, & cranberry. Subtle sous-bois & organic earth notes. Light-bodied, with purity of flavor mimicking the nose. Distinctly Oregonian; a fresh, unoaked, pure Willamette Pinot Noir.
92 Points - Aaron Bick - WineOnline.ca - April 2018> Learn More
Bordeaux (France), France (France)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
"The 2015 Château Brondelle has a lifted, floral bouquet with wild strawberry and cranberry scents that shows impressive detail. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, packed full of crisp, minerally red berry fruit and hints of bay leaf and white pepper towards the finish. This is an excellent red Graves from Château Brondelle that should give pleasure over a decade or more."
90-92 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2016> Learn More
La Rioja Alta
Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
"Made, as it nearly always is, from Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo, all from Rodezno, this sees 100% older American wood. It has more zip and focus than the Alberdi from the same winery, with impressive underlying structure, savoury bramble and red cherry fruit and classic Rioja Alta sweetness."
94 points - Tim Atkin MW, April 2018
"The sleek and polished 2011 Viña Arana is mostly Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo from vineyards in Rodezno and Labastida. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in stainless steel followed by a slow malolactic. The wine matured in used, neutral American oak barrels for three years. It's very balsamic, possibly from the extended élevage, with aromas of cigar ash, incense, noble woods, vanilla and cocoa. The palate is polished, with resolved tannins and nice, integrated acidity. 150,000 bottles produced. It's been in bottle since July 2015. They uncorked a bottle of the 1985, and the wine was lively with a developed nose, great complexity and a velvety palate. It's a wine that ages very well." - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
"A rich and very creamy wine with vanilla and toasted oak. Very flavorful, rich and beautiful. Full body, round tannins and a delicious finish. Decadent. Traditional Rioja style. Drink now."
93 points - James Suckling, August 2018
93 points / Best Buy - Peñín Guide 2018> Learn More
Burgundy (France), France (France)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"The 2016 Volnay Santenots 1er Cru has a fragrant bouquet with raspberry and red cherries. Quite floral in style, it just blossoms with aeration, gaining real intensity. The palate is fleshy and ripe with a fine bead of acidity, superb poise with an edgy, mineral-driven finish that lingers in the mouth. Recommended."
92 points - Neal Martin, Vinous Media, July 2018> Learn More
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