Category Archives: Spain

Campo Alegre Blanco Verdejo 2012

$11.99 Rueda, Spain Chairman’s Select PLCB Code# 78024   The 2013 Campo Alegre is fermented in 600-liter oak barrels (one third) and the rest in inox and it’s pure Verdejo, clean and subtle with citric notes of orange rind and … Continue reading

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Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito 2013

$12.99 Ribera del Duero, Spain PLCB Code# 44161   The 2013 Hito is an affordable young Tempranillo aged in barrels for eight months. It has a fresh, fruit-driven nose with a lot of toasty notes in the background. Here they … Continue reading

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Hacienda Valvares Rioja 2011

$16.99 Rioja, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33996   (made from fruit grown in a single vineyard; fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for a year and then moved into large oak casks for another six months): Inky … Continue reading

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Bodega Garcia de Aranda Senorio de Los Baldios 2009

$19.99 Ribera del Duero, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78061   The 2009 Senorio de Los Baldios is aged in used French and American oak over 14 months. Once again, the nose deftly assimilates the oak, allowing the floral, dark … Continue reading

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Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition 2012

$17.99 Rioja, Spain PLCB Code#  49455   Intense dark cherry-red with a garnet rim. Complex aromas to the nose, redolent of prunes in liqueur, ripe blackberries and fine, exotic woods like sandalwood. Elegant and voluptuous in the mouth, with considerable … Continue reading

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Encanto Mencia 2011

$12.99 Bierzo, Spain PLCB Code# 49612   This fresh, pure value red cranks out raspberry and boysenberry aromas in front of a crisp, tight palate. Ripe, quick-hitting flavors of red-berry fruits and toasty smoke finish zesty, with a lasting note … Continue reading

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La Montesa Rioja Palacios Remondo Alfaro 2011

$12.99 Rioja, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33976   It’s interesting to compare the 2010 with the 2011 Finca La Montesa, which has a slightly different blend – 70% Garnacha, 25% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo – also sourced from the … Continue reading

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Carmine Jumilla 2009

$12.99 Jumilla, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33981   The 2009 Carmine Monastrell (100%) spent 6 months in new oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a nose of smoke, mocha, brier, underbrush, blueberry, and blackberry. Sweetly-fruited, ripe, and … Continue reading

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Fuerza Ego Bodegas 2011

$12.99 Jumilla, Spain PLCB Code# 33974   The 2011 Fuerza is mainly Monastrell with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented traditionally and aged 12 months in barriques. The nose shows a mixture of esparto grass, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and tree bark over … Continue reading

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Altovinum Evodia 2013

$9.99 Calatayud, Spain PLCB Code# 43553 A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is … Continue reading

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