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European Cellars French & Spanish Imports with Special Guest Matt Carroll!

February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

European Cellars was founded by Eric Solomon in 1990. From the start, Eric championed unheralded wine growing regions and promoted young, innovative winemakers. His initial focus was France where he was an early proponent of the wines of the Rhône, the Languedoc and the Roussillon. His growing reputation in Europe as a new, dynamic and successful importer prompted Daphne Glorian, esteemed spanish winemaker to send him, unsolicited, a sample of her wine, Clos Erasmus in 1993. This wine would change Eric’s life professionally and personally as he added Clos Erasmus to his portfolio and convinced Daphne to marry him! For his pioneering efforts, Eric Solomon founder of European Cellars has been recognized by Robert Parker as his Wine Personality of the Year for 2002, remarking, “Solomon has a great talent for ferreting out spectacular wines from France and Spain. The quality of these selections is remarkable.” In 2006 he was awarded Best Importer of the Year by Food and Wine Magazine and he has been a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Writing in celebration of European Cellars’ 25th anniversary, Robert Parker followed on his earlier praise, writing, “I first tasted with Eric in 1991/1992, and I have watched him grow as an importer to the point where he may be the finest in the United States.” Join us as we welcome special guest Matt Carroll, East Coast European Cellars Representative as we roll out this great line-up of French & Spanish Imports from Eric's impressive portfolio of winemakers!

 

2018 Chateau Pesquie “Le Paradou” Viognier
This Viognier is very aromatic with being overly perfumed. It is full of clean honeysuckle and ripe stone fruit notes. On the palate the wine is quite clean and fresh with bright acidity and verve. It’s a beautiful, easy drinking wine that you can pop and enjoy in almost any setting.
Regular Price: $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price: $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

2017 Chateau Pesquie “Le Paradou” Grenache
Southern Rhone, France
Delicious and easy drinking, this wine shows vibrant fresh red berry flavors. The wine sees no oak but maintains its pure fruit from fermenting in stainless steel tanks and concrete vats. This Grenache is definitely a crowd-pleaser, good for any weeknight meal or enjoying an evening with friends.
Regular Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price: $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2017 Domaine Lafage “Tessalae”
“The GSM of the estate, the 2017 Tessellae Old Vines checks in as 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre brought up mostly in concrete. Blackberries, kirsch, spice, incense, dried flowers, and baking spice notes all flow to a full-bodied, gorgeously texture effort. It's another gem from this team.”
92 points Jeb Dunnuck
Regular Price: $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2017 Cellars de Capcanes “Mas Donis” Negra
"The 2017 Mas Donis Old Vines is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena and 20% Syrah fermented separately in stainless steel, and the Syrah and Cariñena matured in barrique until the components were blended before bottling in June 2019. It's a heady Mediterranean red blend—generous and round with a pretty floral nose and the aromatic power of the partial carbonic maceration. It has a juicy texture, clean, fruit-driven flavors and a textured mouthfeel. An incredible bargain."
91 points Wine Advocate
Regular Price: $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2016 Mas Doix "Les Crestes" Priorat
“Grapes from younger vines are used for the 2016 Les Crestes, which is also released earlier. It's a blend of Garnacha with 20% Cariñena and 10% Syrah matured in second use French oak barrels for eight months. 2016 was a dry growing season saved by a cooler September with some rain, which resulted in a relaxed and long harvest of grapes with good ripeness and acidity. It's young, tender and aromatic, a gentle Priorat with a juicy palate and a fresh personality. Really attractive and pleasant.”
92 points Wine Advocate
Regular Price: $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price: $26.99 per bottle, $323.88 per case