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JUAN GIL 13 MONASTRELL
JUAN GIL 2013 MONASTRELL
Item: #373831
Bottle Size:750ml
$11.99
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INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 90 POINTS - " Brilliant ruby. Sexy, floral-accented dark berry aromas show very good clarity. Sweet, penetrating blackberry Read More...
and lavender pastille flavors are complemented by smoky oak and vanilla nuances and show a hint of peppery spices. Finishes with lingering florality, smooth, even tannins and very good length."
LLOPART 11 BT ROSE CAVA
LLOPART 2011 BRUT ROSE CAVA
Item: #372887
Bottle Size:750ml
$17.95
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Cavas Llopart "Leopardi" Cava Brut Rose is an intriguing blend of Mouvedre, Grenache and Pinot Noir, which was aged for eighteen months in the bottle prior to being released. A bright, fruit-Read More...
forward bouquet leads to a dry, pleasantly crisp palate offering vibrant notes of fresh strawberry, cherry and blueberry. A subtle minerality emerges on the finish.
TARIMA HILL 12
TARIMA HILL 2012 100% MONASTRELL
Item: #380124
Bottle Size:750ml WS:91
WA:91
$12.98
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WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS 'SMART BUY" - "Rich yet harmonious, this polished red delivers a core of black cherry and cassis framed with smoke, mineral, Read More...
licorice and espresso notes. Juicy acidity and well-intergrated tannins give this structure. A modern style. Drink now through 2022."

ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - “The outstanding 2012 Tarima Hill is 100% old-vine Mourvèdre from a vineyard planted between 1935 and 1970, whose vines are largely ungrafted. It was aged 20 months in French oak. This is a beautifully balanced wine revealing lots of blueberry liqueur, dark raspberries, cherries, a chalky minerality, full body, a big, substantial mouthfeel, and a meaty texture. Drink now-2019”

STEPHAN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 92 POINTS - “Opaque ruby. Heady, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola, Indian spices, and candied violet, with a smoky mineral nuance adding vivacity. Sweet, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and mocha flavors underscored by juicy acidity. At once rich and energetic, finishing with strong thrust, supple tannins and a whiplash of floral pastilles.”

After nearly than 30 years of importing Spanish wines to the US, Jorge Ordoñez knows a promising vineyard when he sees one—he is a rare talent who has grown from a taster and curator of other producers, to a terroir-hound, who hunts and buys his own vineyards across Spain. In 2003 Jorge began buying old-vine Monastrell vineyards in Alicante for the Tarima/Tarima Hill estate. The soils are an austere mix of limestone and sand. Spain’s vineyards are often planted at elevation, producing wide swings of temperature from day to night. In Alicante, that temperature swing can be as much as 60°F—a rare combination that both deepens ripeness and preserves freshness and acidity in the finished wine. In short, Alicante is a dramatic place to grow grapes and it shows in the concentration and power of the wines. Jorge’s first release of Tarima Hill, 2009, scored 92 points from Robert Parker, followed shortly by a 93 point effort for the 2010. For our palates, the 2012 Tarima Hill Monastrell is the best yet—we like Josh Reynold’s notes about “Indian Spices and candied violet” as there is exotic prettiness in this vintage of Tarima Hill that adds beauty and delicacy alongside all the weighty black-fruit and sumptuous power. Stunning.
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