13 Cántaros Nicolás 2010, Price: $15.99/bottle
Ca N’Estruc 2011, Price: $12.99/bottle)
This time of year parties tend to start early and last long after the sun has gone orange behind the trees. Firing up the outdoor grill is all but mandatory and the last thing you want to do is run out of wine. So whether you’re planning your own big, backyard bash, or you just want to make sure you’re generously provisioned when you arrive at a friend’s home (Who isn’t glad to see the person that shows up with arms full of wine?), we’re offering special prices on a couple of food-friendly Spanish wines that are easy on the wallet and sure to please everybody.
13 Cántaros Nicolás 2010
100% mountain Tempranillo from 20-year-old vines in D.O. Cigales (a stone’s throw from Ribera del Duero). Organically cultivated and hand-picked, 13 Cántaros is fleshy and ample with intense aromas of red fruits, plum, jam and spices. It should pair well with simple beef hamburgers, smoked sausages, spicy, dry-rubbed ribs, and everything in-between.
Ca N’Estruc 2011
A blend of Xarel•lo, Macabeo, Muscat, Garnatxa Blanca, and Chardonnay from D.O. Catalunya that borders France in the far northeastern corner of Spain. Ca N’Estruc is organically cultivated and manually harvested. Pale yellow with a greenish hue in the glass, a sip is crisp and dry with aromas of ripe peaches and pears and a subtle note of herbs. Drink it with grilled zucchini, shrimp, or just drink it while you’re grilling.
We’re a wine shop, we don’t sell anything blue. But here is a simple recipe for classic blueberry clafoutis if you need a dessert without much fuss.
Cheers and Happy 4th of July!