Vina Tondonia cellerIf 1981 is a significant birthday or anniversary, this stellar Gran Reserva will be a memorable bottle to celebrate with.   Or just make any occasion special by sharing the bottle (and the cost) with a few wine friends and experience the effect of 40 years aging.  Please call the shop to order this wine as there are only 2 bottles available.   It will be available for pick up next week.
Rioja Tondonia1981 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja ($315.00)  We love the tertiary sensations of a well-aged red Rioja wine.  With extended aging, the primary fruit notes recede into more dried fruit flavors, allowing the wine’s texture, earthy, spicy notes and length to become foremost.    “The 1981 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva has a vibrant nose reminiscent of coeval Burgundy, with scents of citrus peel, orange rind, singed leather and a Tuscan delicatessen. The palate has a penetrating orange peel and tart cherry entry with potent earthy notes at its core. It is supremely well-balanced with an energetic finish underpinned by crisp dry tannins. This wonderful Rioja will age effortlessly.”  95 points Wine Advocate

LAN rioja_reservaLAN Reserva Rioja 2015 SALERegular price $19.99, now $15.99   This great value Reserva Rioja is now affordable enough to be a weekly quaffer.   92% Tempranillo, 8% Mazuelo, aged in American and French oak for at least 18 months, followed by 21 months in bottle.    Bright, ripe cherry red fruit with complex aromas and savory hints. “A rather traditional reserva with berry, vanilla and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body with refined tannins and a delicious finish. Drink or hold.” 91 points James Suckling

  A load of French deliciousness arrived this week.   These favorites are back in stock:
Rougie Duck ConfitRougie duck leg confit in large cans (4 legs per can plus 2 cups duck fat)
Oui Love It Gluten-free Madeleines
Teisseire syrups in these flavors:  Blackcurrant, Elderflower, Grenadine, Mint, Mojito
Treblec Buckwheat flour
Amora mustard
Benedicta mayonnaise
Delices du Luberon Caviar-Eggplant spreadDelices du Luberon spreads
Favol prunes from Agen
Henaff and Rougie pâtés and duck rillettes in jars and tins
And many tempting cookies, chocolates and lollipops