Poquito Moscato $9.50
Lightly sparkling, fruity and sassy, Poquito is small in size but big on taste. Delicate floral aromas combine with a sweet yet refreshing palate of ripe peaches, pears and apricots. Apply liberally at any social occasion. Great right out of the bottle but really amazing with mint and rum as a mojito!
Don Ramon $10.00
What can we say about this little $10 wine? It's easy drinking but with some fun Old World character. 6 months on oak lends a bit of structure but only enough to keep the bottle from being guzzled in one go. Nice dark cherry, a bit of warm earth, and priced to drink a couple times a day.
Turn Me Sweet $11.00
Proving we will look anywhere in our quest for wines comes a Spanish Tempranillo made by a German winemaker in the style we usually see reserved for Blaufrankish or Dornfelder. Lovely dark fruit, bit lower alcohol, and great with just a touch of chill. A bit sweet but not too much, this is an affordable fun red that goes down easy!
Begonia Sangria $11.00
A delicious blend produced from the finest organic Monastrell and Bobal, spices and natural fruit essences from the Iberian Peninsula, using a family recipe going back two generations. They are ripened in the rugged vineyards in Cuenca and Yecla Spain and are blended with Azahar flowers, a mix of traditional Mediterranean spice and herbs, and the essences of real Valencia oranges. The result is an authentic Sangria that captures the spirits of the Spanish summer which can be enjoyed anytime of the year. 1L bottle.
Campos Enanzo Garnacha $11.00
A 300 yr old family coop makes this lovely rich rose. Vibrant raspberry red color is the result of extended skin contact, which also adds to its richer than typical mouth feel. Intense cranberry and strawberry with some hints of watermelon. The acid hold the fruit in balance.
From Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain, a unique blend made with the Garnacha Tintorera grape. Not only is the skin red, but so is the flesh. This provides a sturdy structure and noticeable tannins. Aged only 4 months in oak, this wine has luscious red and black fruits with hints of spice. Definitely one you should try, especially at this price!
Acentor Garnacha $13.00
We haven't figured out why Garnacha isn't more popular in the U.S. Big, full aromas of dark red berries and spice. medium weight with good structure and intense fruit flavors with hints of smoke, earth and minerals. Nice dry finish and just enough oak. Plus its a bargain!
Casamaro Verdejo $13.00
Tangy and bright with a nose of apricot, fresh cut grass and citrus. The palate shows vibrant soft lemon, orange and herbs. If you like N.Z. Sav Blanc, try this fun little wine with big flavors. Made for seafood and a great bargain as well.
In Ribera del Duero, Tempranillo is king. Torremilanos takes care producing this grape through organic and biodynamic farming, allowing it to shine. Rich black fruits, subtle spice, leather and vanilla. Superbly balanced, pairs well with roasted or grilled meats and tomato based sauces.
Armas de Guerra Blanco $13.00
A rare indigenous grape from NW Spain that brings the aromatics of Viognier with crisp Albarinjo zestiness. Floating through the rich nose is a touch of seaside salinity and some clean granite. Works well with seafood but really it's just hard to stop drinking no matter the occasion.
Carro Monastrell $14.00
The higher altitudes of Yecla result in a more aromatic, fresher style, making this wine a very easy sipper. Ripe black fruits, plum, licorice, and a hint of pepper. The gentle tannins balanced perfectly by its acidity, this one you've got to try!
The word Monastrell is a synonym for monastery being that the monks were among the first to cultivate the grape. Well praise Him, this 100% Monastrell from Alicante shows His majesticness through aromas of blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, undertones of dusty earth and fresh herbs. Big, juicy, delicious red.
Torre Oria $14.00
Valencia sits along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Known for growing ripe varietals such as bobal, which comprises 40% of this blend. What makes this wine so unique is that it undergoes the same aging requirements as a Rioja. This being a Gran Reserva means it was aged in barrel and bottle for a minimum of 5 years before release. Bold dark fruits, spice and licorice, great structure and finish.
Liquid Geography $14.00
My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time.
Condes De Albarei $14.00
A small group of farmers dedicated to sustainable viticulture make this affordable but high-quality Albarino. Bright peach and apricot shine brightest with some tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit. Also has some delicate orange blossom and citrus hints joined with some wet stone.
Pieza El Coll $15.00
Fun blend from the North of Spain and a great jump in quality this year. The nose shows cranberry, leather, black licorice, and sweet smoke. Flavors of spicy bramble and more cigar and leather on the palate. A fun sturdy wine for BBQ or burgers.
La Picossa $15.00
For those of you who are not aware, there is a white Garnacha...and it's awesome! A beautiful bouquet of dried herbs, citrus, stonefruit and toasted almond. A preferred grape variety in Cataluna, an area rich with history and winemaking tradition. Grown at some of the highest altitudes in the region, providing great acidity and balance. Definitely one for your table.
Sierra Cantabria Rose $15.00
This blend from Rioja is a very easy drinking wine with scents of strawberries, pomegranate, and underlying cantaloupe. The palate is more full-bodied and vivacious with notes of strawberry, watermelon, and aniseed with some good acidity to it still. Enjoy this by itself or with a hearty pasta or seafood dish!
Casa de Valor Cava $15.00
Delicious and affordable, lovely clean apple and lemon aromas with lovely stone notes. Made with the 3 amigos of Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-ho.
Since 1841, Bodegas Grant has been continuously family owned and operated. Amontillado starts its life a a fino but is then oxidatively aged. So a bottle can be recorked unlike finos. Lovely floral and roasted hazelnut aromas with a light woody tone. Dry and bright but also rich with a clean finish.
Quintanamanvirgo has 94 inhabitants, a bar and this winery. From higher elevation and ancient bush vined tempranillo, this is one of the most intense, but still lively and bright Tempranillos you'll ever taste. Vines were planted from 1914 - 1934 and produce grapes with remarkable concentration and delightful complexity! How this much wine comes all the way here at this price is crazy. Enjoy!
La Val Albarino $15.00
From the cool Basque region of Spain comes this food friendly white. Aromas of fresh herbs and a hint of pine are hiding beneath zesty tangerine and pear notes. On the palate it show minerality and is fresh and rich, with lots of citrus and a long finish.
Can Blau $16.00
Wine has been produced in Montsant for over 2,000 years. The diverse soil types and landscapes are conducive to making a high quality product. Surrounding Priorat, and sharing it's Llicorella soil, this wine has a lot going on. Dark cherry, black and blue berries, spice, herbs and minerality. Good amount of tannin with acid to balance.
Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho $16.00
Paying homage to Miquel Pons who has 77 harvests under his belt is this delicious Xarel·lo. Handpicked and aged in French barrels with generous lees treatment, this is Xarel-lo like none we ever had. Gorgeous earthy acidty wrapped in creamy texture and ample oak. If you are a Cali chard drinker, prepare to have your heart broken by this Spanish seductress!
Juan Gil $16.00
We dont believe there's such a thing as "rose season." Its rose all day, everyday! Juan Gil is known for his production of Monastrell and he brings us an equally delicious rose. Floral notes, juicy strawberry and just an overall patio pounder. Great with cheese, seafood or by itself.
Barbadillo Fino $17.00
One of our goals here is introducing people to all the wonders of wine. Sherry is definitely one of those hurdles to get people over. Barbadillo should serve as a pole vault. This fino is dry and crisp, buttery almond nose accompanied by crisp green apple. Subtle dough and yeast quality, this fino is a definite friend of food. Serve with cured ham, seafood and tapas.
Barbadillo Manzanilla $17.00
Barbadillo is one of the largest producers of Manzanilla in Spain. What makes this Sherry different from Fino is it must be aged in Sanlucar de Barrameda. Its proximity to the coast lends a particular salinity to the final product. Dry, crisp, yeasty and fruity, a bit more aromatic than Fino. This is also a great food wine.
5 Finques $19.00
D.O. Emporda lies right along the border of Spain and France. It's no wonder why you'll find all the Bordeaux and Rhone varietals together in this Spanish wine. Ripe black fruits, anise and clove flood from the glass. Grippy tannins beg for food with this wine. A good amount of acid making this a well balanced bottle of juice.
Vara Y Pulgar $19.00
Southern Spain is rarely associated with wines that are not fortified. Here we have an example of one such wine. The grape is Tintilla, which is believed to be the original name for Graciano. Medium Body, black cherry, stewed strawberries, anise with smoky undertones. A unique little wine for you to try!
La Cana $19.00
A step up from your average Albarino. From the beautiful coastal region of Galicia in Spain, this juice has a lot going on! A floral bouquet on the nose with minerals and herbs. Peach and apricot on the palate. More complex than you'd expect, not an entry level Albarino.
Peique Mencia $19.00
Old vine Mencia that will put any California Pinot to shame. Pronounced red berries with undertones of violets and wet stone. Palate showing ripe blackberry, leather and herbs with notes of toast and mineral. Elegant, yet powerful.
Alleme Txakoli $19.00
All Hondaribbi Zuri, which means "who really knows" in Basque as it could be a couple different varietals now indigenous to Pais Vasco! Racy acidity with bold citrus flavors and the classic light effervescence typical of the style. Surprising body and persistent finish.
Are you a fan of red blends? Oh yeah? What kinds? This will take some of the guess work out for you. Garnacha, Carignan, Tempranillo, merlot and Syrah all play very well together in this delicious Spanish blend. Stewed cherry and strawberry, baking spice with lovely structure. Now you can be more specific when you say you like blends.
Bodegas Avancia $20.00
This wine is a rockstar! The hybrid maritime and continental climate of Galicia in N.W. Spain helps give this Godello its acidity and structure. Aromatic floral and slate notes, under ripe peach, banana peel and fresh herbs. Aged 8 months on the lees adding texture and complexity.
La Cartuja Priorat $20.00
Penalba Lopez $22.00
A remarkable white aged 11 months on the lees in French oak from a grape we'd never heard of and one we've never seen in Ribero. The rich buttery oak is the perfect foil for vibrant acidity and richness. Flavors of key lime, peach, apricot, toasty oak, and more. One of our favorites!
Gotes del Priorat $24.00
A slightly different and wonderful lighter take on Priorat. The gorgeous blue slate show immediately on the nose, Carignan is there but with richness and elegance. Really pretty and an homage to the fruit. Gorgeous leather and blue black fruit flavors with spice and soft leather. Organic, hand picked and just 9 months in French, this really is a lovely wine!
C.V.N.E Blanco $24.00
This famed Rioja producer brings us a delicious blanco. Viura is blended with 20% Fino Sherry for a spectacularly well balanced wine. Green apple, white blossom and stone fruits while the sherry provides a slightly oxidized nutty character. Bigger bodied white with great acidity and finish.
Tares Cepas Viejas Mencia $24.00
Once you have been bitten by Mencia, your quest will lead here. 65 year old vines with intense aromas of red berries backed by subtle floral notes of violets and wet stone. The palate delivers ripe blackberry, leather and herb aromas along with hints of toast, minerals and a bright lime zest. Nine months of aging in French and American oak barrels lends a hint of toasted oak and spices to the bouquet. Clean, powerful, elegant and the wine to shatter any California Pinots.
Ameztoi Stimatum $24.00
From Hondaribbi Beltza, a parent or brother of Cab Franc from the wet Basque country of Spain. The only problem with this wine is that its so rare that your love will be forlorn once we're out of stock. Crazy beautiful, red cherry and floral character. Clean and lively with that typical light natural effervescence. Like nothing else out there and a style that can't be imitated.
Vina Alberdi $25.00
The Rioja Alta region boasts not only some of the most historic vineyards of the area, but it is also the coolsest, and has the altitudes in Rioja. This allows for structured tempranillo balanced with acidity and complex flavors. This reserva shows beautiful black fruit, cedar, fresh dill and coconut from its time spent in 100% American oak. Enjoy slowly and savor.
Porron Decanter $26.00
The porron wine pitcher is a festive way to serve wine. Either use as a decanter or just pick up the porron and tilt it so that a thin stream of wine pours directly into your mouth! It takes some skill, but it is fun at a party to see how well you and your friends master the technique. Each porron holds 1 liter, which is a perfect size to hold a bottle of wine.
Baron de ley gran reserva $27.00
Alvear Asuncion Oloroso $29.00
Dark amber in color, this Oloroso is 100% PX and shows the shows fig, caramel, honey roasted almonds flavors. Not as sweet as you'd expect with chocolate and molasses melting away quickly in the finish. Reminds ones of delicate toasted pastries.
Avinyo Gran Reserva $38.00
From D.O. Penedes in Cataluna, the homeland of sparkling Spanish wine. Aged 60 months on the lees, this wine explodes with savory bready notes, crisp apple and pear and mouth watering acidity. Beautiful texture and complexity, move over Champagne, Cava is here.
I know what you're thinking...stop right there! A $47 bottle of Moscato??! Ummmm...YES! Grown in southern Spain in an area more known for their sweet fortified styles, this is an absolute gorgeous wine! Moscato done in a dry style from high altitude vineyards. Floral, pear, and melon notes with a hint of spicy ginger. Aged on the lees to make a beautiful texture! A must try!
Intense aromas of cigar box, dried fruits, dried plums, licorice and flowers. Aged for 6 years in old American oak barrels. This lovely Rioja has both lean and full body, still great acidity and round and ripe textured tannins. Intense and powerful fruit with a spicy finish the last a good while. A traditional blend and style. At 13 you can drink her now or wait another 10.