Private Order

• Order the following wines—plus those in previous newsletters from VinoLuna—by the case (some in cases of six) for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from VinoLuna wine agency. Contact via website, by Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or in the GTA phone 416 587-6691.

91drink or cellar Exceptional Value! 
Vinicola de Castilla ‘Señorío de Guadianeja’ Tempranillo Gran Reserva 2004 

DO La Mancha, Spain $17.95 13.0% alcohol

After macerating on skins for 12 days, this underwent malolactic conversion then spent 36 months aging in American oak. Aromas of red cherry, leather and spice unleash a spirited rush of red berry fruit, black plum and hints of passionfruit streaking across the palate, infusing the finish and aftertaste. There’s persistent purity of fruit, good balance, a lengthy, tang-laden aftertaste and a price-quality balance tipped well in your favour. (Vic Harradine)
 
93drink or cellar Exceptional Value! 
Vinicola de Castilla ‘Señorío de Guadianeja’ Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2004 

DO La Mancha, Spain $18.95 13.5% alcohol

This beauty punches well above the price. A lovely orange hue in the glass, it offers alluring aromas of caramel, dark chocolate and hints of toasty notes. It blankets the palate with a broad swath of excellently textured, mature dark fruit—black berry, black cherry and ripe mulberry—dancing across the palate with boundless energy followed by a lingering finish and aftertaste. Pour on its own or enjoy with roast beef or steak. (Vic Harradine)

91drink or cellar 
Domaine de Vervine Vacqueyras 2015

AOP Vacqueyras, France $23.95 14.0% alcohol

Aromas of ripe, dark cherry/berry fruit and peppery spice are precursors to a mouthful of über-ripe black plum, kirsch liqueur, savory herbs and warm peppery notes persisting through the finish and aftertaste. It’s medium-full bodied with good texture and lengthy balanced aftertaste. This pours particularly well with beef fajitas, spicy ribs, spicy wings, or grilled burgers; it has good heft and soft acidity melding with the very ripe fruit on the finish. (Vic Harradine)