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Wines of the Week!
Armas de Guerra Mencia
Guerra takes care of 1,000 ha (2,471 acres); however they only make wine with the best 10% of the grapes. In addition, Guerra possesses among the oldest and most precious Mencia in the Bierzo region. The average age of these vines is 50 years. 100% unoaked, this Mencia spends eight to ten months in concrete tanks prior to bottling. Loads of minerality emerges with blue-fruited flavors that evolve into dark raspberries on the palate. It is dark ruby in color. This wine is fresh,
lively and ready to drink!
2014 Nortico Alvarinho
Ask anyone for the best Alvarinho in Portugal and people will point to the extreme north-to the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço, right on the border with Spain. Nortico Alvarinho is a superb example of the grape's qualities: fresh-citrus, peach and tropical fruit aromas. Unlike others from the area, Nortico has no added CO2, allowing for a richer, fuller, balanced wine.
An exceptional Vinho Verde.
Alvaro Castro DAC Tinto
Alvaro Castro DAC Tinto is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Roriz and Alfrocheiro, grown in granite soils with rows of sand and clay. The vines are between 3 and 65 years old, and located at an average altitude of 550 meters. The result is a light-bodied, bright and graceful wine. A year in oak has given it richness and a smooth, almost velvety character. Underneath the surface the tannins balance the ripe fruit flavors with notes of crushed herbs and
hints of peppery spice.
It is our pleasure to announce...
2013 BOGLE PHANTOM IS IN STOCK!
"Phantom, Bogle's mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper and hints of juniper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices with a hint of toasty vanilla. On the palate, the entry is explosive, supported by chewy, chalky tannins that will age this wine for decades. The lingering, complex finish leaves one in anticipation of the next sip."
Our Price $17.99
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