Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who’s your Daddy??

Who’s your Daddy??

PAPA Luna is!

Exciting times at work... We just got our hands on 20 cases of this fantastic 90 pt Spanish GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) at a great price and we’re sharing that awesome deal with you! Google this wine and you’ll see that it’s been sold elsewhere for $17 to $22 ~BUT...

World Market has it for $9.99!

You know that I love the southern Rhone wines, GSM's being one of my top favorites, so I was excited to try this wine yesterday. In the glass Papa is deep, dark and mysterious looking ~ you can't see your hand through the wine (how fast can you say, "BIG Syrah??").   It was open and inviting, with aromas of dark fruit, vanilla spice and a touch of licorice. Upon tasting, the wine was smooth and approachable with blackberry (that's the Syrah) - vanilla (that's the oak barrel), black pepper (that's the Grenache talking), and a tiny hint of earth (that's the Mourvedre).

I liked it very much ~ so did our customers... We poured it in the store and sold two cases in about 8 hours!

Find it ~ Buy it ~ Try it ~ Love it!
Salud! KathyD

*NOTE:  Papa got a little tired overnight and wasn't quite as fresh; I suggest you enjoy this wine with a group instead of re-corking and saving for the next day.

Color: Deep purple with crimson rim. Nose: Raspberry and cherry aromas punctuated by herbs and vanilla. Palate: Full bodied fruit with fine tannins and crisp acidity. Finish: Long, smoky vanilla.

Wine Advocate  90 pts. : "The 2006 Papa Luna is a blend of 70% old-vine Garnacha, 25% Syrah, and 5% Monastrell and Mazuelo aged for 5 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby/purple-colored, it offers up an attractive nose of cedar, spice, vanilla, earth, cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, sweetly-fruited wine with light tannin and complex flavors. It will evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6-8 years."   —Jay Miller, February 2008.

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