Saturday, January 15, 2022


Spanish Grenache

2018 Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah....$7.99
85% Garnacha (Grenache)
Lots of spice, smoked-meat and ripe-berry aromas and flavors to this. Full to medium body. Round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

2016 Coto de Hayas Campo de Borja Crianza...$14.99

60 % Garnacha (Grenache)
Grape Varieties: Garnacha and Tempranillo.
Vine age of 35 years for Garnacha and 30 years for Tempranillo. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months. Additional bottle ageing before release.
View: intense ruby ​​red.
Nose: Good intensity, complex aromas, notes of ripe red fruit and spicy notes.Mouth: powerful attack, a good balance between fruit wine and the contribution of wood. Comprehensive, harmonious with well assembled oak tannin and a long finish and pleasant aftertaste
Rated 91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2019 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila Priorat...$18.99
64% Grenache
A blend of 64% Grenache, 27% Carignan and 9% Syrah, the 2019 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De Vila comes from one of the warmer regions in the Priorat. Gorgeous black raspberries, liquid violets, garrigue, chalky minerality, and hints of rose petal all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied and beautifully textured, with ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. With a liquid rock-like minerality that’s something to behold, this gorgeous, elegant wine is going to evolve for 10-12 years with no issues.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

French Grenache

2019 Penya Cotes de Catalanes Rouge....$12.99

65% Grenache
20% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah
Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as “French Catalonia”. We celebrate this heritage with the Catalan spelling of the ancient Château and village Cooperative: “Penya”.
Tasting Notes: This medium-bodied blend is packed with flavor, offering aromas of plums & cherries with smoky notes. The palate yields red and black fruits, spices, a hint of bacon, and silky tannins.

2019 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Generation....$14.99
80% Grenache
20% Syrah
This is a very impressive Cotes du Rhone. It has everything you want it a great value Cotes du Rhone. It has an opaque purple color with a big nose that almost smells like a Northern Rhone. Large amounts of dark fruits like blackberry, black cherry, cassis and a great density and very full bodied for this price.

2018 Clos del Rey Le Sabina Cotes du Roussillon....$19.99
60% Grenache
A blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Carignan, the 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Villages le Sabina is a tank-aged beauty. Bold notes of blueberries and raspberries are accented by complex garrigue and peppercorn notes on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is ripe and supple, hinting at dark chocolate and pine resin on the lengthy finish. Unique, of its place, and capable of drinking well for 4-5 years, it's a value worth seeking out.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
2,500 cases produced

A store favorite is back!!!

2019 Les Darons Languedoc...$16.99
75% Grenache
Perhaps a touch more concentrated than the 2018 version, the 2019 Languedoc Les Darons offers up penetrating raspberry and cherry aromas. It's plump and creamy in texture, medium to full-bodied, supple and easy to drink. It should prove to be another fine value.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Comte de Langeron Cotes du Rhone Linteau...$16.99
70% Grenache
30% Syrah
We love Rhones wines. We are always looking out for new and exciting Cotes du Rhone as they represents some of the best values in red wine. They are also great food wines too.
The medium bodied 2019 Cotes du Rhone shows notes of black olives and Mediterranean herbs, but also shows plenty of fleshy black raspberry fruit. It us a blend of 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. Concentrated but supple, it's round and expansive in the mouth, finishing with a subtle dusting of ripe tannins and hints of coffee.

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