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2016 Cannonau di Sardegna "San Costantino" (Parpinello, Poderi)

Poderi Parpinello, Cannonau di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy 2016

100% Cannonau (Grenache)

BLACK RASPBERRY & CURRANT, OLIVE & ROSEMARY, OCEAN BREEZE

Known as Cannonau in Sardegna and as Grenache or Garnacha almost everywhere else, the fiercely Mediterranean variety thrives in sun-soaked, arid landscapes. Terrain which might appear pretty unaccommodating to most creatures gives these grapes the perfect environment to do their best work. Rising to the occasion in the rocky, windswept vineyards of Sardegna, the vines are quite comfortable and have colonized the islands vineyards for, perhaps, as many as 700 years. This rendition is ripe, spicy, modern, and powerful.

Serving Suggestion: Mutton w/ onion, garlic, & potatoes. Flatbread w/ sheep’s milk ricotta, Provençal herbs, & olives.

17.99

32 in stock

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2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage", Rhone Valley, France 2015

LOGANBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, MAJESTIC SPICE BOX, DRIED FLOWERS

Comprised almost entirely of Grenache (century-old vines), the cuvée “Heritage” oozes intense, violet fruit and a most exotic potpourri of garrigues, rose petal, dried persimmon, and cinnamon. Arguably more seductive and mysterious than massive or brooding, it is absolutely enchanting!

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose (or duck) w/ rosemary, thyme, orange zest, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Serve w/ smashed potato & port gravy.

59.99

10 in stock

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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2016

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah

MISSION FIG & BLACKBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires relatively little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single family lineage). This outstanding red, never before available in North Carolina, seduces us with its intense flavors of black fruit, Mediterranean spices, and Turkish delights, representing a bounty of exotic intrigue and phenomenal value. An instant favorite!

Serving Suggestions: Lamb shoulder braised in olive oil, white wine, bay leaves, & parsley w/ artichoke hearts & white beans. Stewed leg of mutton in an Afghan or North Indian yogurt curry w/ peas, onions, spinach & tomatoes.

39.99

5 in stock

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2016 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2016

[biodynamic] 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

19.99

68 in stock

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2015 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2015

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

17.99

60 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2016

{sustainable} 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

RASPBERRY & PLUM, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Across the Rhone river from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau de Marjolet continuously targets a middle ground between power and finesse. This soaring red from the instantly legendary 2015 vintage brings brightly dark fruit together with Grenache-driven white pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is unmistakably Mediterranean. The Pontaud family, champions of terroir-driven wines and environmentally sound viticulture, have here brought to life the perfect Chateauneuf-du-Pape understudy.

Serving Suggestion: Peking duck w/ hoisin & plum sauce. Black bean burger w/ corn, & red pepper flakes, chili-sesame oil.

14.99

28 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm but elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone features many of the hallmarks of the more famous Gigondas and Cairanne regions on the opposite banks of the Rhone. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" shares with him a dark and very Mediterranean complexion. Richly ripe but chiseled and focused, this is one of the greatest Rhone values we've come across in ages!

Serving Suggestion: Kafta kabobs & fattush. Braised venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

14.99

7 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages St Gervais Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

CURRANT & PLUM, WHITE PEPPER & MINERALLY EARTH, RED RASPBERRY PRESERVES

One of the fabulous yet relatively lesser-known corners of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages occupying the “Right Bank,” Saint-Gervais lies northwest of Tavel and Lirac, at roughly the same latitude as Gigondas on the river’s opposite side. Domaine Saint-Anne’s Guy Steinmaier’s parents immigrated to Burgundy from Austria in the early 1930s, and he set up shop in this corner of the Rhone around 1960. This cuvée, in contrast to the estate’s more iconoclastic offerings, stars the traditional Grenache with a bit of Syrah and Cinsault providing additional interest. Concentrated red fruit, spice, and elegant earthy notes are firmly imbedded within this large, lively Mediterranean treat.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy, buttery, Ethiopian stewed beef. Black bean curry w/ diced bell peppers, tomato purée, coconut, & cumin.

16.99

24 in stock

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2016 Garnacha "Finca La Cañada" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "Finca La Cañada", Aragón, Spain 2016

{organic} 100% Garnacha

BRIGHT BLACK RASPBERRY. SPICY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!

The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. From this area, the birthplace of the Grenache/Garnacha grape, comes this lovely, refreshingly fruity red. (bonus info: The label is made from stone paper, instead of wood paper.) And no, it's not from Canada, eh?

A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The perfect red for Chili, or any other savory, spicy dish that you want to throw a red wine at!

8.99

31 in stock

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2014 Garnacha "G" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G - Mad de Aranda", Calatayud, Spain 2014

{organic} 100% Garnacha

RICH BLACKBERRY, SPICY FIG, SILKY COCOA

This unctuously oaken take on Aragón's native Garnacha grape from Bodegas Tempore tips the scales. The iconic "G" spends four months in barrel, adding a creamy, cedary spice to what would already be a naturally luscious confection of a red. Redolent of spice, coffee, and cocoa, it pours a deep garnet-black in the glass and has a powerful silken texture reminiscent of Amarone What a sexy wine! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork slowed-cooked in a rich mole sauce, or birria w/ roasted peppers and goat or mutton.

16.99

11 in stock

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2015 Garnacha "Mas de Aranda" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G - Mas de Aranda", Calatayud, Spain 2015

{organic} 100% Garnacha

RICH BLACKBERRY, SPICY FIG, SILKY COCOA

This unctuously oaken take on Aragón's native Garnacha grape from Bodegas Tempore tips the scales. The iconic "G" spends four months in barrel, adding a creamy, cedary spice to what would already be a naturally luscious confection of a red. Redolent of spice, coffee, and cocoa, it pours a deep garnet-black in the glass and has a powerful silken texture reminiscent of Amarone What a sexy wine! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork slowed-cooked in a rich mole sauce, or birria w/ roasted peppers and goat or mutton.

17.99

121 in stock

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2016 Garnacha Joven "Terrae Finca Vasallo" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha Joven "Terrae Finca Valsallo", Aragón, Spain 2016

{organic} 100% Garnacha

A BOUQUET OF VIOLETS, A BOWL OF BLACKBERRIES

The Yago Aznar family continues a long history of respectful farming practices and viticultural sensibilities, evident in their organic "Terrae" wines. Their old vine garnacha grapes ripen on the arid plains where Zaragoza, Teruel, and Bajo Aragón meet. They are harvested by hand and bottled young, resulting in a youthful, richly aromatic wine full of ripe purple fruit and flowers. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork tenderloin with wild blueberries and thyme; roasted quail with sautéed mushrooms over rice.

10.99

108 in stock

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2014 Grenache (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Grenache, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 201

100% Grenache

BLACKBERRY & DATE, BITTERSWEET BAKING CHOCOLATE & SPICE

Santa Ynez’s Stolpman family have long explored the varieties most closely associated with France’s Rhone Valley, and while California’s attention continues to be mostly monopolized by grapes native to Bordeaux and Burgundy, the wines of Stolpman stand as compelling arguments for a more Mediterranean outlook. This concentrated Cali Grenache isn’t exactly attempting to impersonate its Spanish or French ancestors but bears a resemblance to both, hoisting its intensely violet-black flag high above its head with pride.

Serving Suggestion: Yogurt & ginger-marinated leg of lamb w/ black olive tapenade. Black bean tortillas w/ Cotija cheese & guacamole.

29.99

6 in stock

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2015 Montsant "Altaroses" (Joan d'Anguera)

Joan d'Anguera, Garnatxa, Montsant, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Grenache

BLACKBERRIES & STRAWBERRY, LUSH SPICE, WHITE PEPPER

Northeastern Spain’s hotspot, Grenache-centric region of Priorat and the larger Montsant which surrounds it form a very appealing bullseye and have been, over the course of the past two decades, among the most revered regions for Spanish reds. This fantastic love letter to Grenache (locally called Garnatxa / Granaxta) exudes soft, ripe, berryish fruit and luscious swirls of gentle spice while maintaining a beautifully balanced structure and lively brightness and showcasing a regionally-typical jamon/proscuitto savoriness that comes from the area's high carbon soils..

Serving Suggestion: Black sausage w/ fava beans & steamed onions. Dark, rustic bread w/ olive oil & tomato. Lamb Vindaloo (but not too hot!)

17.99

7 in stock

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2017 Rhone Rouge "Vin de Pétanque" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Rhone Rouge “Vin de Pétanque”, Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 75% Grenache, 25% a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise and Vaccarèse

PURPLEY DELICIOUSNESS! RICH WITH TANGY RASPBERRY & BLUEBERRY

We are so happy to have this back in house! In 2012, we blew through this red from sisters Hélène & Catherine Thibon, the dynamic duo guiding this limited production. Although the estate became certified biodynamic in 2005, Mas de Libian has been making organic wine since its start in 1670. The "Vin de Pétanque" is highly quaffable during the spring and summer months when "pétanque" season, the southern French equivalent of boccé, is in full swing! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Pétanque/Boules/Boccé of course! Or with any rich grilled fair al fresco, especially burgers, tacos, pork chops and kabobs.

12.99

12 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box) (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box), Rhone Valley, France NV 2016

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red, in a Bag-In-Box (BIB) so you can drink from it without concern of finishing the bottle! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. It's like your own personal "Enomatic!"

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

29.99

4 in stock

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2014 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

28 in stock

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2015 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

1 in stock

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