1. Paxis, Portugal, 2013
"90 Points" - Wine Enthusiast Best Buys
This dark, structured wine, with its balanced blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, is firm with tannins and dense berry fruits. Full in the mouth, it is a concentrated wine that brings out a strongly chalky texture. The wine is still moving towards a rich future. Drink from 2017.
2. Evodia, Spain , Garnacha, 2016
From The Winemaker
"This 100% Garnacha offers a lovely perfume of spice box, mineral, and wild cherry. This perfectly balanced mix of flavors lends itself to an intensely fruity wine with loads of taste, a smooth texture, and a pure, fruit-filled finish.
Pairs well with white and red meats roasted or grilled, big game, meat casseroles and stews, complex sauces, foie gras and legumes or blue and cured cheeses."
This wine has repeatedly scored 90+ from Robert Parker and other major publications.
3. Malma P15, Argentina | Patagonia, Cabernet, 2017
Although this vintage has not yet recieved any press, prior vintages have scored 90 points from wine spectator. Making it one of the few wines in our store under $10 scoring in the 90 range from their publication.Wine Spectator review of previous vintage"This offers red plum and dried berry flavors that are refined and well-structured, wih an open-textured appeal. Firm savory notes linger into the crisp finish. Pure and fresh. Drink now through 2020."
4. Alvarez de Toledo, Spain | Bierzo , Mencia, 2013
Another wine that seems to score around 90 points each vintage, a tremendous value from a grape that we don't often see, Mencia.
"90 Points" - Wine Enthusiast
Ripe plum and violet aromas carry a slight note of prune. A beefy palate shows hard tannins but nothing too tough that food can't tame. Blackened, roasted blackberry and blueberry flavors finish with charred, meaty intensity. Drink through 2020.
5. Cline Farmhouse Red, USA | California, Red Blend, 2015
For the easy going, soft tannin and big juicy red blend drinker
From The Winery
"easygoing mixed berries, soft velvety texture, and nice richness without being sweet. A blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Mourvedre, this little wine is medium bodied with just a hint of pepper to balance the rich berry notes, it is named for the historic farmhouse on Green String Farm. A crowd pleaser and one to buy by the case for your next soiree! This is the latest from the famous and respected Cline family winery."
6. L'Amerika , USA | California, Cabernet, 2012
This Cabernet was on closeout from the distributor, regularly selling for $15.99, we're able to offer it while supplies last for $9.99!
From The Winery"Settle in with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, brown spices, coco powder and graphite. Flavors of blackberry compote meld together with wild spices and a hint of coco powder. Dark, dense and ripe but not jammy, La Merika Cab boasts a plush tannin structure with a generous finish."