Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
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  • $299.99

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
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  • $18.99

Equipo Navazos 2015 Montilla-Moriles Casa del Inca Pedro Ximénez 750ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'The very thin skin of the Pedro Ximénez variety favors the fast dehydration of the berries during the asoleo (sundrying) process, which makes it ideal for the production of raisiny sweet wines. The Montilla-Moriles region (especially in Montalbán, Montemayor, and Puente Genil) concentrates today virtually all the production of sweet PX musts that will later be aged in the different Andalusian winemaking areas. Casa del Inca, in Montilla, is the former residence of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, where he wrote most of his literary production. Its present functions—after restoration—are related to the city’s winemaking tradition. Late-harvested grapes, several full turns of exposure to the late summer sun, and careful extraction at different pressure levels by means of powerful hydraulic presses are the key to the musts’ original quality. Another key element is the subsequent fortification with top-quality wine-based spirits. Third and last as far as vintage PXs not undergoing barrel ageing are concerned is time: one and a half years resting in tinajas or conos, the traditional cone-shaped vessels used in Montilla-Moriles for centuries now.'

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
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  • $58.99

Equipo Navazos NV Jerez La Bota de Fino No. 45 750ml

From the Equipo Navazos website: A change in legislation precluded the traditional name given by producers and connoisseurs to this type of wine: Fino Amontillado. We are therefore forced to use this periphrasis and explain that this is a fino on its way toward becoming an Amontillado… The wine is sourced from the oldest fino solera at Pérez Barquero's Bodega Los Amigos: a total of 63 butts arranged "en tercera" and of which this time we have selected about one half. We were after a different and peculiar profile, and so we opted for those butts that displayed more incipient amontillado character--while retaining their nature as fino, as shown by the alcoholic content of the wine, which is only slightly above  15% alc. Telltale notes of early stages of amontillamiento, as well as the concentration of aromas and flavors, evidence its notable age—estimated above 20 years. But there is no question this is still a fino, aged under a fragile layer of flor that time has darkened, weakened, and partly torn into patches.

  • white flor
  • 2 in stock
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  • $69.99

  • white fortified
  • 6 in stock
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  • $129.99

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
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  • $129.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 4 in stock
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  • $74.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
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  • $39.99

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Dos Palmas Fino 500ml

Dos Palmas is a selection of two casks with still-active flor from an old fino solera of 150 casks averaging 8 years of age. Incredibly memorable for its abundant bouquet of dried apple and golden raisin with silky notes of almond oil and demure florals that continue on to enrich the refined yet electric palate of soft citrus peel, aloe, green almond, and yellow currants. A rare and wonderful pleasure with roasted fish or game with complex combinations of herbs and spices. Ariana Rolich

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
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  • $51.99

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Fino Tio Pepe En Rama

This is the 2018 release of what is perennially one of my favorite sherries, Gonzales Byass's Tio Pepe En Rama. "En Rama" translates to "from the cask", and this is one of the purest expressions of fino sherry, bottled without fining or filtration in the springtime, when the influence of flor (the veil of yeast that protects the wine from oxidization and imparts a very particular flavor) is at its strongest.The 2018 displays beautiful aromas of green apple, lemon peel, white blossom, almonds, that yeasty flor character, a touch of smoke and a briney, olive note. The palate is vibrant and lovely, marrying all the complexity of the nose with a great minerality and salinity. Such a complex and food-friendly wine! One of my favorite pairings with fino sherry is grilled fish, but this would also be lovely with seared scallops, calamari, or monkfish liver. Oskar Kostecki

  • white flor fortified
  • 13 in stock
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  • $29.99

Grant, Bodegas NV El Puerto de Santa Maria Amontillado La Garrocha 375ml

I visited Bodegas Grant this past March, and I was struck with the accessibility of the sherries here. This bodega is located in the center of town in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Attached to the bodega is a fabulous bar to quaff these delicious sherries. The Amontillado is soft, floral, and gently spicy. The aging process is not especially lengthy with this wine; which makes it somewhat fruitier and appealing. This is a sherry to drink! — cb

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • $15.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Tio Diego

Aromas of buttery salted caramel with freshly-snipped chives and dill over orange blossoms and rosewater; burnt orange zest and dry bitter earth coat the palate with dark crunchy herbs, dill seed, licorice root, espresso, and a long, dry, woodsy finish. 100% Palomino from minimum 25-year-old vines on the pure Albariza (chalk) soil of Macharnuda Alta, with an average of more than 14 years of combined biological and oxidative aging. A serious sherry at a great price. -AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 3 in stock
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  • $24.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • $10.99