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Item: #380255
Bottle Size:750ML

Pago Florentino is one of only 13 Denominaciones de Origen de Pago existing in Spain as of 2009. This is the highest category on the quality scale of Spanish wines and means that in Read More...
addition to having a proven track record of consistent quality, the wines have to be both produced from single estate-grown vineyards and also have to be processed and aged in the winery (bodega) located on the estate. This DO de Pago is located in the municipality of Malagón, in the province of Ciudad Real (Castile-La Mancha, Spain) and acquired its status on 20 August 2009.

The 2010 is 100% Tempranillo and ready for summer grillin’! One of the things we love about Tempranillo is its versatility-- from soft and delicate to boisterous and big, and all points in between, Tempranillo can fill just about any role you throw at it. For this one, we’re thinking summer barbecues with lots of friends and family around. The nose is salivatingly good (Pavlovian, to say the least); the salty, earthy smell of Jamón Ibérico leads, while a smattering of fresh berries (elderberries, blueberries, raspberries) follows closely behind, bolstered by deft streaks of autumn spices, nutmeg, pepper and a hint of mint. The palate starts with sweet fruit while ample tannins immediately make their presence felt. A mélange of flavors lovingly assaults the palate: sassafras, sassafras tea, earthy spice, salted plum, cherry, licorice, smoke. And, like a good chorale of trained voices, each seems to know how to blend with each; the flavors and scents merge harmoniously to make a beautiful, easy-to-drink, balanced wine.
VOLVER 11 (100% TEMP.)
Item: #380526
Bottle Size:750ML

ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - "From holdings in La Mancha, the 2011 Volver (100% Tempranillo that spent 18 months in new French oak prior to being bottled unfiltered) Read More...
is a 2,000-case cuvee that comes from a single vineyard. Abundant notes of acacia flowers intermixed with black currants and blackberries are offered in a flavorful, medium-bodied, slightly spicy format. A nicely textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a long finish suggest this stunning value will drink well for 3-4 years. Wines such as this normally sell for $30-$50 a bottle, but this beauty is priced just over $16."

Mr. Parker puts it like in his review: “wines such as this normally sell for $30-$50 a bottle, but this beauty is priced at just over $16.” We might say it a little differently, but the Volver is truly one of those “only in Spain” kind of wines—great quality fruit, low yields, hand-picked, with lavish new French oak at a “how do they do it” price tag. Volver is not just a nicely made, “entry-tier” bottling, but the blue-label Volver we’ve been carrying for several years is actually a single vineyard wine pulled from the winery’s best site. Volver’s Finca los Juncares is planted on low-vigor sand mixed with a small top-layer of iron-rich clay—the age of the vines and poor soils keep the yields low. Volver is always a rich, luscious Tempranillo and the 2011 shows the sort of sensuous blueberry fruit we expect from this vineyard. The 2011 Volver 2011 shows lovely floral notes, violets and dried rose petals, than we don’t remember from year’s past.
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