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2013 Alentejano Branco "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Branco "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

100% Antão Vaz

PINEAPPLE & YUZU, KISS OF LEMONGRASS, INTENSELY REFRESHING

Antão Vaz, a native of these hot, arid, southern Portuguese climes, is an intriguing specialist at retaining a refreshingly racy edge in spite of sweltering temperatures. Known for its brilliant tropical flavors and aromas, the grape is also a champion in the vineyard, performing robustly and helping to make astonishing values like this possible. Lua Cheia, a small producer operating at Portugal’s poles (Douro & Minho in the north and  Alentejo in the south). A WINE AUTHORITIES EXCLUSIVE!

Serving Suggestion: Tangy grilled plantain burrito w/ salsa verde & sour cream. Priew wan (or other sweet & sour Thai dishes) w/ chopped pineapple, peppers, coarsely-wedged tomatoes, & fish sauce.

7.99

39 in stock

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2014 Alentejano Tinto "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2014

50% Aragonez, 25% Syrah, 25% Alicante Bouchet

DRIED CRANBERRY & MISSION FIG, PISTACHIO & CHOCOLATE

A blend featuring three of Alentejo’s most prominent grapes, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Syrah, and the famously red-fleshed offspring of Grenache commonly known as Alicante Bouschet, this stunning value from the increasingly fashionable southern reaches of Portugal is both distinctive and almost universally applicable as a "house red" for all seasons. The ripeness and intensity of fruit remain tempered with healthy acidity which insures refreshment and food-friendly versatility. Encore!

Serving Suggestion: Black and red beans stir fried with tomato paste, cumin, diced scallions, & cilantro. Carolina hotdog-styled bratwursts w/ chili, slaw, and all the fixings.

8.99

88 in stock

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2014 Alentejano Tinto Reserva "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto Reserva "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2014

40% Petit Verdot, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 20% Syrah, 10% Aragonez

BLACKBERRY & PEPPER, FINE TANNINS, CLAY-LIKE HINTS

This is a truly exciting find for its bold, flavorful generosity and depth. Adventurous wine-lovers and geeks will also relish the opportunity to taste rich, ripe Petit Verdot at a very rare 40% concentration. In this cuvee it appears with fellow-French expats Alicante Bouschet and Syrah along with Spain’s Tempranillo (three of southern Alentejo’s most important varietals). The seemingly odd blend works well bringing complex highs and subtle lows to this blustery bang-for-the-buck bombshell!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grassfed mini-burgers (bunless) w/ stir-fried onions & steamed collards w/ a drizzling of black truffle-infused olive oil. Farbada: fava beans w/ olive oil, paprika, onion, saffron (& optional ham, chorizo, &/or blood sausage).

11.99

63 in stock

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2013 Alentejo Tinto "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

50% Aragonez, 25% Syrah, 25% Alicante Bouchet

DRIED CRANBERRY & MISSION FIG, PISTACHIO & CHOCOLATE

A blend featuring three of Alentejo’s most prominent grapes, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Syrah, and the famously red-fleshed offspring of Grenache commonly known as Alicante Bouschet, this stunning value from the increasingly fashionable southern reaches of Portugal is both distinctive and almost universally applicable as a "house red" for all seasons. The ripeness and intensity of fruit remain tempered with healthy acidity which insures refreshment and food-friendly versatility. Encore!

Serving Suggestion: Black and red beans stir fried with tomato paste, cumin, diced scallions, & cilantro. Carolina hotdog-styled bratwursts w/ chili, slaw, and all the fixings.

7.99

33 in stock

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2013 Alentejo Tinto Reserva "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto Reserva "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

40% Petit Verdot, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 20% Syrah, 10% Aragonez

BLACKBERRY & PEPPER, FINE TANNINS, CLAY-LIKE HINTS

This is a truly exciting find for its bold, flavorful generosity and depth. Adventurous wine-lovers and geeks will also relish the opportunity to taste rich, ripe Petit Verdot at a very rare 40% concentration. In this cuvee it appears with fellow-French expats Alicante Bouschet and Syrah along with Spain’s Tempranillo (three of southern Alentejo’s most important varietals). The seemingly odd blend works well bringing complex highs and subtle lows to this blustery bang-for-the-buck bombshell!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grassfed mini-burgers (bunless) w/ stir-fried onions & steamed collards w/ a drizzling of black truffle-infused olive oil. Farbada: fava beans w/ olive oil, paprika, onion, saffron (& optional ham, chorizo, &/or blood sausage).

11.99

18 in stock

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2014 Douro "Andreza" Tinto Reserva (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto Reserva "Andreza", Douro, Portugal 2014

40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinto Roriz

FIRM PLUM & DRIED MISSION FIG, WISPS OF CEDAR & VANILLA

Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are still very much in play, but the stern structure and dusty earthen tones which often populate these wines have been resculpted into something a bit more creamy and cosmopolitan. A delicious twist!

Serving Suggestion: Red-wine marinated roast pork loin w/ garlic, shallots, & white beans. Tender Moroccan stewed goat w/eggplant puree & lemony boiled potato salad.

14.99

20 in stock

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2016 Douro Tinto (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto, Douro, Portugal 2016

Touriga Franca & Many More

BLACK PLUM & BERRIES. BOLD, RIPE, & DARK. FULL-BODIED

Often as vines grow older, their production of grapes diminishes to the point that growers will rip them out and replant younger, more vigorous ones. The problem is that younger vines rarely produce wines with as much richness and character as the older, more established ones do. This field blend of Touriga Franca and up to twenty two other traditional Douro varieties comes from a vineyard composed entirely of these old and very special vines which haven't been sacrificed in the name of higher yields. Try a bottle and taste the wisdom that comes with age!

Serving Suggestions: Veal shank in a stew of red wine, onions, carrots, potatoes and a fistful of thyme, rosemary and parsley.

9.99

85 in stock

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2013 Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal 2013

50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, LUSH BUT BRIGHT, SUBTLE CEDAR & TOAST

The undulating alien terrain of Portugal’s Douro Valley provides us with one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. The river valley itself snakes its way through a towering, winding series of terraced vineyards that recalls rice paddies or something seen through an electron microscope. No less breathtaking is this dynamic duo of both Tourigas in action. Father and son, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are both masters of balancing their power with elegance and perfume – a strength aptly demonstrated by this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: Savory, smoky brisket w/ peppery steamed collards. Black bean & plantain empenada w/ cilantro & mild salsa.

16.99

9 in stock

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2014 Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal 2014

50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, LUSH BUT BRIGHT, SUBTLE CEDAR & TOAST

The undulating alien terrain of Portugal’s Douro Valley provides us with one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. The river valley itself snakes its way through a towering, winding series of terraced vineyards that recalls rice paddies or something seen through an electron microscope. No less breathtaking is this dynamic duo of both Tourigas in action. Father and son, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are both masters of balancing their power with elegance and perfume – a strength aptly demonstrated by this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: Savory, smoky brisket w/ peppery steamed collards. Black bean & plantain empenada w/ cilantro & mild salsa.

16.99

1 in stock

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