Dec 27 2013

Free Wine Tasting Saturday, December 28th from 2 – 4 PM!

 Please join James Adam of Cream Wines this Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

2010 Caves Naveran ‘Dama’ Cava, Catalunya, Spain

Price: $29.99/bottle or $359.88/case

Sale: $26.99/bottle or $323.99/case

Naveran Dama is a Cava masterpiece, a combination of Chardonnay, which gives the wine body and volume, and Parellada, which imparts a zesty, bright character that cuts through the buttery roundness of the Chardonnay. Champagne lovers will enjoy this Mediterranean “farmer’s fizz” with oysters, raw tuna and sushi. Its fresh acidity also compliments fruit desserts, especially peaches and sliced oranges. This is one of the few vintage Cavas made in Spain.

 

NV Duval-Leroy Brut, Champagne, France

Price: $34.99/bottle or $419.88/case

Sale: $31.49/bottle or $377.89/case

The winemaking process, partially using vats and oak barrels, preserves the grapes’ initial characteristics and at the same time develops high levels of concentration and a strong identity, while at the same time giving rise to a refined wine whose bouquet releases a pure, crystalline expression. This unctuous wine has a green-gold colour, illuminated by slow, fine bubbles which leave a remarkable sensation in the mouth

 

2012 Sean Minor ‘Four Bears’ Pinot Noir, Central Coast, CA, USA

Price: $14.99/bottle or $179.88/case

Sale: $13.49/bottle or $161.89/case

This Central Coast Pinot Noir displays aromas of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit with a hint of earthy notes. On the palate, the Pinot offers bright flavors of strawberry and cherry combined with hints of tobacco. The bright acidity combined with sweet oak results in a lingering finish.

 

2012 Point North Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA

Price: $19.99/bottle or $239.88/case

Sale: $17.99/bottle or $215.89/case

Our Oregon Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with strawberry, cherry and raspberries aromas. It is well-structured and elegant, with lingering spicy/earthy notes and cherry flavors throughout the mid-pallet. The wine has a bright mouth feel that integrates will with the soft round tannins for a lengthy finish.

 

2011 Banshee Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, USA

Price: $21.99/bottle or $263.88/case

Sale: $19.79/bottle or $237.49/case

This elegant wine meets the eye with a medium ruby hue and offers up subtle hints of cherry and forest floor on the nose. On the palate one finds again a mix of Ranier and black cherries mountain strawberries, rosehip tea and plum. There are some savory notes following through the finish that give the wine a clean line from front to back.  

 

 

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Dec 24 2013

Free Spirits Tasting today, Tuesday, December 24th from 3 – 5 p.m.!

Please join Katie Sauer of  Legacy-Spirits on Tuesday, December 24 , 2013 from 3 PM – 5 PM for a wonderful tasting of select spirits.

 

Willa VodkaNantucket, MA

Price: $29.99/bottle
Sale: $26.99/bottle
A perfect blend of Italian organic grain and the deep glacial waters of Nantucket’s pristine aquifer.  Willa is lower in proof and calories than other super premium vodkas without sacrificing flavor and quality.  It is smooth, creamy and complex with a beautifully clean finish with optimum viscosity.

 

Jensen’s GinLondon, England
Price: $44.99/bottle
Sale: $40.49/bottle
Much more approachable than standard issue London Dry. The nose has a very strong juniper aroma.   On the palate, it is very clean and soft and again, juniper dominates. The liquorice is also noticeable, alongside a grassiness with tingling spice. The silky-soft texture makes this easy to drink neat.

 

Koval BourbonChicago, IL
Price: $49.99/bottle
Sale: $44.99/bottle
This is an organic, single barrel bourbon with the requisite mash bill of at least 51% corn, but instead of the usual rye or wheat supplement, it includes millet, a gluten-free ancient sustenance grain.  This renders a soft whisper of vanilla throughout. Then harmonizing, the grains sing with the sweetness of apricot custard. This pair finishes with peppery caramel, a diminuendo into a wisp of clove-spiked tobacco lingering on the tongue.

 

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye, Maxwelton, WV
Price: $49.99/bottle
Sale: $44.99 /bottle
This is a part of the Old Scout line of whiskey that is a “merchant bottle”. It’s a 7 year old whiskey using a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. You’ll see the sweet and smooth character while it still retains the spicy and bold notes for which all good ryes are known. Black tea, honey, baking spices and a bit of mint make this a powerful whiskey that’s enjoyed neat or stands up well in a cocktail.

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Dec 20 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, December 21st from 2-4 p.m.!

Published by under Fun,Wine Education

Please join Jacqueline Pitrack of Heritage this Saturday, December 20, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines! 

 NV Adami Garbèl Prosecco, Treviso, Italy

Price: $15.99/bottle or $191.88/case

Sale: $14.39/bottle or $172.69/case

Garbèl in the ancient local dialect means “crisp and dry”. This wine has a fine, delicate bead, youthful, fruity aromas, and a palate that is smooth, rounded, and dry. It is an extremely versatile sparkling wine, to be enjoyed at any time of day.

 

2011 Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Greece

Price: $13.99/bottle or $167.88/case

Sale: $12.59/bottle or $151.09/case

The color is light white yellow.  Opulent aromas of white flowers, light and fresh honeysuckle are revealed, rounded out with notes of rose petal and passion fruit.  Bright, joyful acidity that is positively refreshing leads on to a surprisingly long finish of orange rind and a whisper of white pepper.

 

2010 Chateau Cluzan Bordeaux Blend, Bordeaux, France

Price: $13.49/bottle or $161.88/case

Sale: $12.14/bottle or $145.69/case

Impeccably kept, medium-sized family property. The vineyard and the cellar are managed with rigour and passion by Durand Saint Omer, who produces a deeply coloured, intensely fruity wine, with pure varietal aromas and excellent structure. Château Cluzan is bottled early with no oak ageing to preserve the maximum amount of freshness.

 

Susana Balbo Signature Blend Malbec

Price: $24.99/bottle or $299.88/case

Sale: $22.49/bottle or $269.88/case

This superb wine is a complex blend of 90% malbec with 10% cabernet sauvignon from an excellent-quality, cool harvest. It has a beautiful floral nose and a caressing velvety palate, so smooth and round. Aged 13 months in 80% new French barrels and 20% second use.

 

Saracco Moscato d’Asti, Italy

Price: $15.99/bottle or $191.88/case

Sale: $14.39/bottle or $172.69/case

Lightly sparkling aromatic wine. Aromas of peach, apricot, lemon peel and white flowers. Complex, good body with balance between sweetness and acidity, nice persistency. A natural match with moscato is dessert. Surprisingly whether it is Indian or Asian, Thai or other ethnic spicy dish, Saracco Moscato with its low alcohol content, reduces the effects of oils which make spicy foods hot.

 

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Dec 17 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Wednesday, December 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

 Please join Erin Craig of Louis Glunz Wine this Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

 

2012 Qupe ‘Y Block’ Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Price: $19.99/bottle or $239.88/case
Sale: $17.99/bottle or $215.89/case

This is classic Y Block Chardonnay, with all of the flinty, citrus, pear and tropical fruit aromas and flavors that you’ve come to love, made intriguing by just a hint of spice from judicious use of French and Hungarian oak. This still has plenty of acidity for a fuller-bodied Chardonnay, with leesy richness mid-palate and a finish that begs for another sip.

 

2011 Renwood BBQ Zinfandel, California, USA

Price: $13.99/bottle or $167.88/case
Sale: $12.59/bottle or $151.09/case

With a nose of cracked pepper, clove, and blackberry, this Zinfandel is a great backyard experience. The entry of the wine shows a rich body with the spices in the nose carrying though into the flavor with hints of smoke. These flavors are further enhanced with elements of raspberry and cherry. All of

these characteristics lend themselves nicely to grilled meats and vegetables. 89.8% Zinfandel, 9.6% Syrah, 0.5% Mourvedre, 0.1% Alicante Bouche.

 

2009 Alfredo Roca Cabernet Sauvignon, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina

Price: $14.99/bottle or $179.88/case
Sale: $13.49/bottle or $161.89/case

In the nose, ripe fruit aroma which is then perceived in the mouth, combined with firm but soft tannins. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Dec 13 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, December 14th from 2-4 p.m.!

 Please join Josh Arons of Vintage Winebow this Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

2011 Raats Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Price: $12.49/bottle or $149.88/case
Sale: $11.24/bottle or $134.89/case

There is a distinctive yellow apple, pineapple, alongside with notes of green melon and lime on this wine. Beautifully structured on the palate, bursting with fresh yellow and white fruit flavours. The wine finishes subtly, yet distinct with great minerality and citrus flavours. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2011 is yet a classical example of this wine and shows the balance between power and elegance. Now in its 11th year of production the consistency in quality is unquestionable.

 

2012 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir, Lodi, CA, USA

Price: $11.49/bottle or $137.88/case

Sale: $10.34/bottle or $124.09/case
This soft and succulent California Pinot Noir shows ripe fruit flavors and a delicate mouthfeel. A swirl reveals aromas of dried red currants with hints of ripe cranberry, spicy cloves and vanilla. On the palate a refreshing touch of acidity is carried by racy flavors of pomegranates and black plums, while soft tannins on the finish are complimented by flavors reminiscent of grilled strawberries.

 

2010 Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell, Alicante, Spain

Price: $12.49/bottle or $149.88/case
Sale: $11.24/bottle or $134.89/case
The name “La Tremenda” references the name of the vineyard from which the grapes for this wine are grown and hand-harvested.  Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length.

 

2011 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina

Price: $19.99/bottle or $239.88/case
Sale: $17.99/bottle or $215.89/case

The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, and cassis with notes of pepper, clove, and a touch of cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar, tobacco and vanilla. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish.

 

2012 Belle Glos Clarke & Telephone, Santa Maria Valley, CA, USA

Price: $44.99/bottle or $539.88/case
Sale: $40.49/bottle or $485.89/case

Bursting with aromas of cinnamon, cherry and hints of spiced tea. On the palate the wine is plush with brown spice and sweet oak flavors, layered with deep blueberry and strawberry. Lively acidity leads into a long finish with supple tannins.

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Dec 10 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Wednesday, December 11th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

 Please join Scott Domer of Connoisseur Wines this Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!    

 Mas Fi Brut Cava, Catalunia, Spain

Price: $10.99/bottle or $131.88/case

Sale: $9.89/bottle or $118.69/case
An elegant and balanced Spanish sparkling with fine bubbles and a complex, structured palate,

White flower and citrus scents dominate the nose while the palate offers fresh stone fruits and pleasant creamy flavors. Splendid as an aperitif, this wonderful Brut also performs well alongside a wide array of cuisines.  40% Xarel-lo, 35% Macabeo, 25% Parellada

 

La Fiera, Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy

Price: $9.99/bottle or $119.88/case

Sale: $8.99/bottle or $107.88/case

This outstanding wine value from the Veneto exhibits ripe peach and apple flavors with a pleasing mineral finish, perfectly suited as a delightful aperitif or served alongside salads, grilled chicken and seafood.

 

2012 Andeluna 1300, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Price: $14.99/bottle or $179.88/case

Sale: $13.49/bottle or $161.89/case

This Malbec has great color intensity with violet hues and aromas of diverse fruits and flowers, with notes of “dulce de leche”, vanilla and chocolate given by its ageing in oak barrels.  It smoothly attacks in the mouth, typical of this variety. Balanced, full bodied with soft tannins.

 

2008 Axios Worthy “Sophia’s Cuvee,” Napa Valley, California, USA

Price: $35.49/bottle or $425.88/case

Sale: $31.94/bottle or $383.29/case

This is a great Worthy bottle that introduces the senses to a festival of flavor, aroma and texture. To open the wine is deep plum and rich on the nose. Black fruit and cassis greet the senses and deliver on the palate. The mouth is filled with warmth and velvet texture before enjoying a hint of spice on the finish.

 

2011 Vignalta Vino Spumante, Coli Euganei Fior D’Arancio, Italy

Price:$19.49/bottle or $233.88/case

Sale: $17.54/bottle or $210.48/case

Fantastic frizzante of late-harvested Orange Muscat!

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Dec 06 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, December 7th from 2-4 p.m.!

Please join Kate Thorsen of Maverick Wine Company this Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines! 

 

Gruet Brut, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Price: $15.99/bottle or $191.88/case

Sale: $14.39/bottle or $172.69/case

This Brut is a crisp and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. The allure of a toasty finish from twenty-four months on tirage, is a complement to the sophisticated apple and citrus flavor.

 

Pesquie White Blend, France

Price: $14.99/bottle or $179.88/case

Sale: $13.49/bottle or $161.89/case

On the nose this wine shows orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise, mint, apple, lemon, citrus, apricot, acidic, herb, tea, and wild flower. On the palate: honey, orange, mango, kiwi, tangerine, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice, floral, herbal tea, wild flower, almond, pear, and crisp acid. Aged in stainless steel tanks.

 

2012 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Price: $24.99/bottle or $299.88/case

Sale: $22.49/bottle or $269.88/case

This Sauvignon Blanc will pair well with poultry and seafood. Notes of lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower come through on the nose with background notes of white currant and red pepper. It is medium bodied with currant, gooseberry and citrus on the palette. It finishes dry and with minerality.

 

 

2011 Foxglove Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California, USA

Price: $15.99/bottle or $191.88/case

Sale: $14.39/bottle or $172.68/case

A spicy, peppery wine with cherry and both red and blue fruit character. With 14% Petite Sirah included in the blend, it is a tank-fermented, naked, unmanipulated expression of Zinfandel fruit from California’s Central Coast offering plenty of crunchy berry fruit.
2012 Heron Monterey Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California, USA

Price: $16.99/bottle or $203.88/case

Sale: $15.29/bottle or $183.48/case

This wine offers Pinot’s characteristic perfume of cherries and violets, along with an herbal quality and pleasant earthiness that makes Pinot a one-of-a-kind variety. This wine is further harmonized by delicate spice and fine sweet oak notes on the finish.

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Dec 03 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Published by under Fun,Wine Education

Please join Josh Arons of Vintage Winebow this Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

Juve y Camps Cava, Penedes, Barcelona, Spain
Price: $19.99/bottle or $239.88/case
Sale: $17.99/bottle or $215.89/case

This Cava is a beautiful, salmon-pink color wine. On the nose, the delicate aromas evolve from notes of fresh red apple and strawberries to hints of honey white flowers and toasted almond. On the palate the texture is rich and creamy with a fine perlage.  Pair this wine with sushi, salmon pâté, strawberry sorbet, and foie gras.

2012 Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Price: $16.99/bottle or $203.88/case
Sale: $15.29/bottle or $183.49/case

Elderflower and currant aromas are accompanied by notes of citrus and passionfruit in this year’s Sauvignon Blanc. It has a radiant light yellow hue, tinged with green and the dominant flavours are fresh and herbal layered over ripe tropical fruit & citrus notes. A fine line of acid ensures the flavours are focussed and leads to a delicate yet persistent finish with underlying mineral tones.

2011 Altesino Rosso di Altesino, Toscano, Italy
Price: $16.99/bottle or $203.88/case
Sale: $15.29/bottle or $183.49/case

Altesino’s 2011 Rosso di Altesino bursts from the glass with sweet red berries, flowers, mint and licorice. The 2011 is hugely delicious now, and should be enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its youthful exuberance.

Felino Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Price: $19.99/bottle or $239.88/case
Sale: $17.99/bottle or $215.89/case

Intense dark garnet, with flecks of purple and indigo. The nose introduces floral notes at first, followed by intense red currant, raspberry, black cherry and a hint of vanilla and white chocolate. Very bright on the palate, with fleshy, polished tannins and a juicy berry acidity that keeps this unique, assertive Malbec focused.

Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, CA, USA
Price: $22.49/bottle or $269.88/case
Sale: $20.24/bottle or $242.89/case

Bold aromas rise out of the glass, recalling blackberries and black cherry cola supported by hints of spicy cloves. A rich texture on the palate supported by supple tannins make this wine a perfect combination of finesse and power. Fine grained tannins on the finish give this Cabernet Sauvignon a dryness that nicely complements its broad mouthfeel and lush flavors.

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Nov 29 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 30th from 2-4 p.m.!

Please join James Adam of Cream Wines this Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

2010 Caves Naveran ‘Dama’ Cava, Spain

Price: $29.99/bottle or $359.88/case

Sale: $26.99/bottle or $323.89/case

Pale luminous yellow in color with a very pleasant, refined and persistent aroma in character with it’s varietal and aging. In the mouth it is pleasant, soft and creamy. Dry and refreshing in nature, with a rounded and balanced after taste.

 

2012 Rombauer Chardonnay, Carneros, CA, USA

Price: $35.99/bottle or $431.88/case

Sale:$32.39/bottle or $388.69/case

This wine has a  soft yellow color that will darken with age. Bright, vibrant tropical fruit aromas flow from the glass. Underlying grapefruit and lime add depth and character to the aroma. Seamless, textured layers of cantaloupe, pineapple and vanilla flood the palate. This wine will develop flavors of fig and apricot, giving richness, as it ages in the bottle.

 

2011 Brooks Janus, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Price: $31.99/bottle or $383.88/case

Sale: $28.79/bottle or $345.49/case
Earthy and brooding, beef broth, soy sauce, black truf­fles and sautéed mushrooms. This is a very distinctive wine with dark fruit, crushed blackberries, black cherry and rhubarb. The wine is so lush and silky in the mouth. Texturally it is like shag carpet with layers of dark fruit, earth, cola and root beer.

 

2012 Hermanos Malbec/Tannat, Salta, Argentina

Price: $15.49/bottle or $185.88/case

Sale: $13.94/bottle or $167.29/case
Intense red color with purple hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit with notes of dried fruits. Great structure, round and with a long finish in the mouth. We recommend popping the bottle thirty minutes before consumption and serving slightly below room temperature. Our favorite pairings are a flank steak or a lamb cassoulet, though it goes surprisingly well with tandoori chicken.

 

2011 Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile

Price: $18.49/bottle or $221.88/case

Sale: $16.64/bottle or $199.69/case
Vinified to privilege the intensity of the fruitiness and the roundness of the tannins. It is a typically Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, with fresh flavors of red fruit and a tender, tasty structure.

 

2011 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel, Sonoma County, CA, USA

Price: $22.99/bottle or $275.88/case

Sale: $20.69/bottle or $248.29/case
A decadently-styled Zinfandel, it boasts a huge, ostentatious nose of pepper and black fruits, with

a touch of flowers and earth for complexity. A mouthfilling wine with high levels of extract,

glycerin, alcohol, and wonderfully lush fruit, this dense yet well-balanced Zinfandel should drink

well for 6-8 years.

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Nov 26 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Wednesday, November 27th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Published by under Artists,Fun,Wine Tastings

 Please join James Adam of Cream Wines this Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!

2010 Caves Naveran ‘Dama’ Cava, Spain

Price: $29.99/bottle or $359.88/case

Sale: $26.99/bottle or $323.89/case

 

Pale luminous yellow in color with a very pleasant, refined and persistent aroma in character with it’s variental and aging. In the mouth it is pleasant, soft and creamy. Dry and refreshing in nature, with a rounded and balanced after taste.

 

2011 Foucher-Lebrun ‘La Vigne des Sablons’ Vouvray (semi-sweet), Vouvray, France

Price: $13.99/bottle or $167.88/case

Sale: $12.59/bottle or $151.09/case

 

Pale yellow color with green tints. Apricot and pear aromas on the nose. Balanced mouth thanks to a natural acidity which brings freshness. Pair with blue cheese, gruyere, carrot-ginger soup, white fish with mango salsa, or gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.

 

2012 Tamarack Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, WA, USA

Price: $18.49/bottle or $221.88/case

Sale: $16.64/bottle or $199.69/case

 

Rich pear, tropical pineapple and honeysuckle on the nose lead to tart red apple and pear with exceptional acidity and a luscious butterscotch finish.

 

2012 Banshee Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, CA, USA

Price: $21.99/bottle or $263.88/case

Sale: $19.79/bottle or $237.49/case

 

The aromatics start in a cool perfumed register that is underlined by a touch of forest floor. In the mouth the wine offers a deft balance between just ripe raspberries and boysenberry against a frame of rhubarb and pine.

 

2012 Sean Minor ‘Four Bears’ Pinot Noir, Central Coast, CA, USA

Price: $14.99/bottle or $179.88/case

Sale: $13.49/bottle or $161.89/case

 

This Central Coast Pinot Noir displays aromas of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit with a hint of earthy notes. On the palate, the Pinot offers bright flavors of strawberry and cherry combined with hints of tobacco. The bright acidity combined with sweet oak results in a lingering finish.

 

2011 Finca Os Cabatos, Mencia, Spain

Price: $9.99/bottle or $119.88/case

Sale: $8.99/bottle or $107.89/case

 

Ruby red crisp color. Nose of strawberry and forest. This Mencia is softer than Mencia from Bierzo. Reminiscent of Beaujolais. Spicy strawberry, red fruit and oak on a medium-to-light bodied soft wine.

 

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