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Our owner's taste

Of the week!


What we do!
We don't sell the wine
without touching the vine!

We travel to each vineyard to taste
their story firsthand




Minius Godello 2015

Minius is a wine with a very live yellow color with green reflections. Highlighted on the nose are the citrus and floral aromas, along with white fruits notes and herbs like fennel. It is soft and elegant in mouth that together with the acidity gives a fresh and persistent finish.

Strict and careful grape selection in the vineyard and winery before destemming. Cold maceration at 10ºC during 3-4 hours. Presing. Alcoholic fermentation begins at 16,5 ºC in stainless steel under an automatic temperature control. Stabilization of the wine in isotermic tanks, filtering and bottling. Resting in the bottle during 30 days prior distribution.

Pairs with apperitives, rices, grilled seafood, white fish in sauce, cheeses, poultries

Figaro Tinto Calatayud 2014

Figaro Tinto Calatayud 2013 is 100% Garnacha, made from a selection of the best grapes grown in the oldest vineyards. While not truly an "oaked wine", a short stay in oak barrels provides a nice spicy flavor boost.

Tasting notes: Bright violet. Dark berry and cherry aromas show a jammy aspect. Supple and gently sweet, with good lift to its black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Smooth and broad on the finish, leaving behind a hint of spiciness. Extremely easy to drink and an excellent value.


Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses de Montmirail 2014

he wine is made from 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah.
Deep red garnet color. Aromas of ripe and black fruits. On the palate the wine is rich, powerful and harmonious - well balanced with wild berry and pepper dominating.


"Deep ruby. Ripe cherry and boysenberry scents are sharpened by suggestions of cracked pepper and smoky minerals. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering fleshy red and blue fruit flavors and a touch of candied flowers. The peppery note comes back slowly on the long, sappy finish, which is framed by talc-y tannins that fold nicely into the juicy fruit. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2016), 90 pts


 Wine Advocate: 90
Palacio de Bornos Frizzante Verdejo NV

Pale Yellow color with fresh green tones.
Very aromatic, with citrus, tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme. Fruity notes with anise and minerals, typical of the Verdejo grape. Fresh in the mouth, the wine is slightly fizzy, with an excellent balance between acidity and sweetness.

100% Verdejo from the Rueda region. 

Vine density: 2,222 vines per hectares
Yield: 9,000 kilos per hectares
Machine harvested
Selected yeast
Fermentation lasts between 6 and 8 days.
Total Acidity: 6.8 g/liter

Pairs with appetizers, dessert or light meal.

Pearmund Cellars Petit Verdot 2014

Pearmund Cellars Petit Verdotis made from 100 percent Petit Verdot.

Blackberry aromas with rich plum flavors. Well-rounded tannins and a smooth finish. Earthy, rustic, and warm. Limited production.

Pearmund Cellars Cabernet Franc 2014

Herbal with touches of pepper and cherry. Dry, medium body with raspberry finish. Aged in French oak barrels.

Mason Cellars Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc 2015

A mouth-watering, vivid style; this wine explodes with delicious flavors of passion fruit, guava, quince, lime peel; with an intensely grapefruit nose. Light-bodied, with a touch of fresh grass and herb, which gives it some personality and energy.

2004 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

Another wine that checks in near the top of the vintage, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois is still a baby, with medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin and loads of blackcurrant, lead pencil, licorice and spice-driven aromas and flavors. Give it another couple of years and drink it through 2024. 

As I wrote in the intro for this domaine last year, Domaine de la Mordoree is a reference point estate for Chateauneuf du Pape. Run by the talented brother duo of Fabrice and Christophe Delorme, with Christophe making the wines, they produce a relatively modern-styled Chateauneuf, as well as more than noteworthy Liracs and Tavels. For this tasting at the domaine (I was also able to taste through this full lineup again, from bottles in the U.S.), we started with the older vintages and worked toward the more current releases. In addition to their Reine des Bois cuvee, the Delorme brothers also release a special cuvee call the Cuvee de la Plume du Peintre. It’s made only in top vintages, and, as of today, it’s only been made in 2003 and 2005. There’s a scant 150 cases of each. Coming from a plot of 80-year-old vines located in the famed La Crau lieu-dit, the blend has changed between the two releases, as has the elevage. - Parker 93 Points

Inky black ruby color. Powerfully ripe and large-scaled on the nose, with intense aromas of blackberry, cassis, candied licorice, black pepper and exotic Asian spices. Big, thick and dense on the palate, showing highly concentrated flavors of dark cherry, creme de cassis, roasted coffee, tapenade and ground clove. This has remarkable intensity on the back end and today the substantial tannins are utterly buried by the sheer sweetness of fruit.- Tanzer 93-95 Points

 Vinous Antonio Galloni: 95 Wine Advocate: 93
1977 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

(90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo nero and colorino del Valdarno; pH 3.3; total acidity 5.95 g/l; dry extract 32.5 g/l; 14% alcohol): Pale amber-red color. Aristocratic, highly complex nose hints at red plum, candied strawberry, tobacco, leather, licorice and dried flowers. Then fleshy and round on the palate, offering subtle red berry, chestnut and milk chocolate flavors. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent grip and length. The early-season rain led many to conclude that this was a minor vintage, but I have always disagreed completely with this view. This was aged in chestnut barrels. - Tanzer 93 Points

 Vinous Antonio Galloni: 93
1998 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape

The Jaume family’s 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is a winner. Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 14 months in 70% concrete tanks and 30% in barrels, it offers up a terrific bouquet of smoke, mulled fruits, spice box and chocolate. Rich, ripe, medium to full-bodied and with plenty of fruit (and some sweet tannin), it’s mature but will hold for at least 4-5 years. - Parker 91 Points 

 Wine Advocate: 91