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2017 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2017

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a very limited white from Casa Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of tangerine, white peach, and mango and beautiful flourishes of basil, shea butter, and vanilla, there's no mistaking that this is truly something special. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Paella featuring squid, mussels, and lobster with saffron and paprika. Vietnamese seafood stew with thick rice noodles, basil, lemongrass, and coriander.

16.99

22 in stock

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2016 Garnacha Tintorera “Rubificado” (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Garnacha Tintorera “Rubificado”, Valencia, Spain 2016

[biodynamic] 100% Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera)

SLOE BERRY, RASPBERRY, BLACK PEPPER, INDIA INK, CITRUS

This single parcel wine is from a vineyard site called “La Casa de Aperos” (House of Tools). Here the black juiced Tintorera grape brings juicy brightness from a soil deeply reddened by natural oxidized iron deposits. Following the heritage of the monastery that originally planted this vineyard, this wine is made using their original 13th century fermentation amphorae.

Serving Suggestion:  Whole hog pork cooked slowly over a wood fire. Instead of any barbecue sauce, lightly spritz with lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt.

24.99

56 in stock

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2011 Monastrell "After 3" Late Harvest [500ml] (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "After 3" Late Harvest Monastrell Viñas Viejas [500ml], Valencia, Spain 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell (dulce natural)

GORGEOUS VIOLET PERFUME, SWEET BLACKBERRY, HONEYED SPICE & COCOA

By the middle of November, Casa Los Frailes' old-vine Monastrell is about as ripe as it can get, and a manual harvest means the grapes in this beautiful dessert wine are concentrated to the point of becoming raisins. This is no syrupy ice-cream topping, however, but a beautiful example of exuberant sweetness balanced by restraint and acidity. Surprising & expressively floral, this is one of the finest treatments of late harvest Monastrell we have encountered. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled foie gras on toast with black currant sauce. Lavender crème brûlée. Chocolate cake.

18.99

20 in stock

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2016 Monastrell Tinto (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY & FIG PRESERVES, BALSAMIC SPICE, BOLD & BALANCED!

The dry conditions and sandy soils of Valencia yield outstanding Monastrell grapes full of ripe, berryish goodness – a majestic velvet robe which seductively cradles the taster's tongue in a bountiful bath of sumptuously silken fruit! Whew, we got a bit carried away. This is just a straight-up great red – mighty easy to drink, astoundingly generous, and leaving us starstruck. Seriously, our friends at Casa Los Frailes have put the "more" into Mourvedre. Take this darkly gleaming gem home by the case.  A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for grilled beef but nucanced enough for spicy, starchy vegetarian dishes. Chicken Fajitas w/ adobo sauce.

9.99

9 in stock

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2018 Monastrell Tinto (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell, Valencia, Spain 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY & FIG PRESERVES, BALSAMIC SPICE, BOLD & BALANCED!

The dry conditions and sandy soils of Valencia yield outstanding Monastrell grapes full of ripe, berryish goodness – a majestic velvet robe which seductively cradles the taster's tongue in a bountiful bath of sumptuously silken fruit! Whew, we got a bit carried away. This is just a straight-up great red – mighty easy to drink, astoundingly generous, and leaving us starstruck. Seriously, our friends at Casa Los Frailes have put the "more" into Mourvedre. Take this darkly gleaming gem home by the case.  A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for grilled beef but nucanced enough for spicy, starchy vegetarian dishes. Chicken Fajitas w/ adobo sauce.

9.99

79 in stock

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2012 Monastrell Valencia "1771" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "1711", Valencia, Spain 2012

{biodynamic} Monastrell

No, that's not the vintage! This old-vine cuvée “1771" from Casa Los Frailes is a palate-pleasing palindrome which takes its name from the year that the estate’s Valásquez family assumed control during the Enlightenment of what had formerly been the vineyards and monastery of local friars in the time of the Inquisition. The southeastern reaches of Spain are the origins of the magnificent Monastrell grape (aka Mourvèdre), and this pure version brims with the brooding power that the variety is famous for while projecting its potential elegance with velvety, mature tannin, supple fruit, and soft oak that evokes wisps of exotic sandalwood.

29.99

1 in stock

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2016 Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Caliza” (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Caliza”, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BLUEBERRY, BLACKBERRY, GARRIGUE, MINERAL. PRETTY & RICH.

Caliza is Spanish for limestone, and it’s the soil in which the old vines for this very special wine are planted. A single vineyard parcel called “La Parada de Tordos” (Thrush stop) at Los Frailes and its limestone soils contribute subtlety, elegance, and age-ability to this wine. Following the heritage of the monastery that originally planted this vineyard, this wine is made using their 13th century fermentation amphorae.

Serving Suggestion:  A paella with rabbit or any other rich game animal. Grilled steak sprinkled with fleur de sel and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

24.99

24 in stock

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2016 Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Dolomitas” (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Dolomitas”, Valencia, Spain 2016

[biodynamic] 100% Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY, CARBON, CANDLE. SUPPLE & COMPLEX

This single parcel wine, from an incredibly rocky vineyard site called “Dolomitas,” shows the tastes of the soil in which the vines are planted. This powerful and complex wine expresses the magnesium rock soil with smoky iron aromas. Following the heritage of the monastery that originally planted this vineyard, this wine is made using their original 13th century fermentation amphorae.

Serving Suggestion:  Slow roasted lamb marinated in thyme, rosemary, garlic and white wine, served with paella made with the pan drippings from the lamb.

24.99

38 in stock

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2018 Rosado, Monastrell (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Rosado, Valencia, Spain 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BRIGHT CHERRY, LIGHT STRAWBERRY & CREAM PIE

Wow, this lovely pink colored wine from the almost black Monastrell grape is a dry Rosé for both the white and red wine drinker. Enough body like a red, but crisp like a white. The Los Frailes wines from the Velazquez family are rising stars in our store. Biodynamic goodness from an estate that was formerly home to Jesuit Friars, but now in this family since 1771. This is so fresh you might get pinched. Vibrant black cherry, blackberry and a strawberry cream pie finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: A perfect wine with savory fruit gazpacho; tomatoes, basil olive oil and mozzarella cheese, or with grilled salmon.

9.99

67 in stock

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2013 Tinto Valencia "Bilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Bilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2013

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BOLD & LUSH. SOFT, TOASTY OAK

Casa Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic blending partner of France, Syrah, grown in Valencia to great results. The outcome is a plump but well-structured wine with soft tannins, supple purple fruit character, and a very tasteful dollop of creamy oak for good measure. This is a suave, plush, and very fun Mediterranean red. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Majorcan sausage (such as Botifarró with aniseed) and other cured meats (Giacamo's salamis, anyone?). Aged sheep's milk cheeses such as Manchego or Valencia's own Malvarosa.

13.99

13 in stock

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2016 Tinto Valencia "Bilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Bilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BOLD & LUSH. SOFT, TOASTY OAK

Casa Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic blending partner of France, Syrah, grown in Valencia to great results. The outcome is a plump but well-structured wine with soft tannins, supple purple fruit character, and a very tasteful dollop of creamy oak for good measure. This is a suave, plush, and very fun Mediterranean red. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Majorcan sausage (such as Botifarró with aniseed) and other cured meats (Giacamo's salamis, anyone?). Aged sheep's milk cheeses such as Manchego or Valencia's own Malvarosa.

13.99

54 in stock

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2012 Valencia Tinto "La Moma" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, La Moma, Valencia, Spain 2012

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Marselan

RASPBERRY & BLACK FIG, ROASTY MOCHA, CEDAR

The name "Moma" represents the blending of MOnastrell with MArselan (a crossing of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon which was engineered in Montpelier in the mid 20th century). Aged for 15 months in French barriques, this tenacious tinto has a concentration of fruit more than qualified to soak up and gracefully integrate the oaken spice. FYI: the label depicts a traditional Spanish dance which tells the story of the Virgin vs. the 7 devils or sins. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled ribeye w/ caramelized onions & mashed potatoes w/ roasted garlic Gyros!

29.99

12 in stock

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2012 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2011

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

50 in stock

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2015 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

26 in stock

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2014 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2014

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

17 in stock

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