Red | Tempranillo | Spain | Rioja | 750ml
"The 2008 Reserva has dark cherry, cassis and graphite on the nose. The palate has a sappy nose with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of soy towards the finish. The tannins are ripe and quite “thick,” lending the 2008 admirable substance considering the vintage. Drink 2015-2030." Wine Advocate (91 Points)
Red | Prieto Picudo | Spain | Castilla y Leon | 750ml
"The 2008 Prieto Picudo (100%) was sourced from vines ranging in age from 60-80 years and was aged for 14 months in French oak. It exhibits a reticent nose of cedar, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry leading to a savory, smooth-textured, tasty wine with good balance and length. It has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years so if the wine’s aromatics blossom, it will ultimately merit an outstanding rating." Wine Advocate (89 Points)
Red | Proprietary Red | Spain | Aragon | 750ml
Red | Garnacha | Spain | Priorat | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | Spain | Bierzo | 750ml
The 2008 Flavium Premium Mencia spent 20 months in French and American oak. Opulent, rich, and lengthy, it has the balance to drink well for 6-8 years but at the asking price most consumers will want to grab some immediate gratification.
White | Verdejo | Spain | Rueda | 750ml
Fruity red, with a spicy/toasted edge. Well balanced with a persistence of tempranillo and a touch of Graciano.
"Glass-staining ruby. Assertive aromas of red berries, rose and spicecake, with a hint of smoke. Silky and sweet, with fresh raspberry and floral flavors and tangy back-end lift. In an elegant, precise style, with very good finishing clarity and length. This is drinking very well right now. " International Wine Cellar (90)