April 2017 Red Shipment

1808 Temperamento Natural Rioja Crianza 2014

1808 Temperamento Natural Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja, Spain

$21.99 / each

Description:

This exceptional, 100% Tempranillo bottling hails from La Guardia in Rioja Alavesa and is made by a small winery who has been growing wine in Rioja for over 6 generations. Fleshy and generous with gorgeous red currant and red cherry aromas, this shows dusty tannins and beautiful structure in the mouth. Quite feminine in style and full of finesse, this was aged in American oak for 12 months.

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Jofre Vinos Frios del Año Tinto 2015

Jofre Vinos Frios del Año Tinto 2015

Lontue, Curico, Chile

$21.99 / each

Description:

This fabulous, mineral-driven blend of Malbec, Tempranillo, Cariñena (Carignan) and Carmenere hails from Chile's Curico Valley and is a perfect example of the country's new wave of edgy winemakers who are experimenting with natural winemaking techniques and exploring new grape varieties. Fresh, clean and precise, this is laden with fragrant blackberry and blueberry flavors and dusty, chalky minerals, which attribute great textural appeal to the wine.

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Maximo Abete Guerinda Tres Partes Garnacha 2015

Maximo Abete Guerinda Tres Partes Garnacha 2015

Navarra, Spain

$21.99 / each

Description:

Bodegas Maximo Abete is a small winery based in San Martin de Unx in Navarra, Spain and is run by two sisters who took over the winemaking responsibilities from their father. Their Tres Partes Garnacha bottling is lively and energetic and celebrates the freshness and purity that Garnacha is capable of, but very rarely seen in this part of Spain. Boasting a bright purple rim and pretty violet aromas, this playful wine shows sweet red raspberry fruit and zesty acidity on the palate. 

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Solo Contigo Primera Amante Malbec 2014

Solo Contigo Primera Amante Malbec 2014

Mendoza, Argentina

$21.99 / each

Description:

This sinuous, violet-scented Argentine Malbec from boutique producer Solo Contigo is bright, intense and mouth-filling and was made with the guidance of consulting winemaker Santiago Achaval of the renowned winery Achaval Ferrer. Velvety and silky on the palate, this is just lovely, elegant stuff displaying blueberry and blackberry jam and tangy hibiscus notes. Sourced from Los Sauces in Mendoza's Uco Valley, this was aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels for 6 months.

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