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2019 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2019

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

39.99

12 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres" (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres", Southern Rhone, France 2017

70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 15% Syrah

BLACK CHERRY & CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIG, ROSEWATER & ROSEMARY

Emerging from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, this unusually Mourvèdre-driven cuvée is quite iconoclastic and quietly iconic. Mourvedre enjoys a lofty reputation among growers throughout Mediterranean France for the character and intensity that it can contribute, but it also has earned the reputation of a sluggish ripener and, thus, a liability in cooler years. Saint-Anne’s fame is partially anchored to the estate’s affinity for the variety, ripening it to perfection and trusting it to headline this broad-shouldered and exquisitely exotic red. File closer to Chateauneuf than Bandol...

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops w/ cumin, cinnamon, fennel, & olive oil. Flatbread w/ feta, black olives, spinach, & roast garlic.

25.99

29 in stock

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2019 Monastrell Tinto (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell, Valencia, Spain 2019

{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.

10.99

90 in stock

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2015 Monastrell Viñas Viejas "1771" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Viñas Viejas "1711", Valencia, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY, IRON & FOREST BARK, SANDALWOOD & VIOLET

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 prior to the Inquisition. Southeastern Spain is the origin 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. 

Serving Suggestions: Dry-aged steak w/ roasted red peppers & shallots. Cured morcilla. Creamy baked Portobello/rice casserole w/ sherry sauce.

34.99

16 in stock

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2017 Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Caliza” (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Viñas Viejas “Caliza”, Valencia, Spain 2017

{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

11 in stock

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2017 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2017

{biodynamic} 40% Monastrell, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% 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

20 in stock

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