Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We will be returning to doing just the one wine on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
With signs of actual Winter coming down on the area (snow and everything), it's a good idea to make sure you have some good wine provisions on hand in case nature imposes its own stay-at-home orders. A good value, hearty red is always a fine option, and this is a real favorite for a second vintage in a row, having just recently changed over to the 2019. This may seem a bit young for a wine from the Duero, where many of their older vine wines end up in oak barrels for significant amounts of time. The vines for this single community sourced wine were all planted pre-WWII and farmed by the same families, and is all refreshingly aged just in tank and bottled unfiltered to show off its natural character and, well, freshness. The high altitude and limestone soils imbue the fruit with plenty of acidity and natural texture, so the oak isn't missed at all. Inky, youthful purple in the glass with deep blackberry and hints of smoke and cocoa that grow and intensify as the wine is open. With the intensity of the nose one may expect the palate to be thick and aggressive, but other than some texture from the tannins the mouthfeel is surprisingly vibrant and active. If you don't need oak in your life to enjoy your red wines, this is a great option to have for hearty meals on a snowy day.
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We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!