Friday Winedown – Selections From Importer Eric Solomon

You may not know it yet, but many of you love the wines that come from Charlotte-based importer Eric Solomon.  He really has a knack for picking great wines at a variety of price points from small family producers throughout Spain and France.  His wines are real crowd pleasers and if you stop by this Friday, you’ll get to try 8 of them.

This is going to be a red heavy tasting, but the two whites we’ve selected are really stunners and have recently received some serious critical praise from a number of highly qualified wine writers……….actually, all of the wines have. We’ve tasted all of these and concur with their conclusions and hope that you will too!

The tasting will run from 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday, November 9 and the cost is just $5/person or it’s free if you are a Grape Nut.  Light palate cleansers will be offered as well.

 

The Wines
Prices range from $12 to $36

1. 2011 Rafael Palacios Sabrego 
 90 points – Stephen Tanzer

2. 2011 Domaine Lafage Cuvée Centenaire
92 points – Robert Parker

3. 2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negre
91 points – Robert Parker

4. 2010 Espelt Garnacha Old Vines
92 points – Robert Parker

5. 2010 Creta Ribera del Duero Roble
90 points – Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer

6. 2009 Chateau de Casenove “La Garrigue”
92 points – Robert Parker 

7. 2010 Black Slate Priorat “Gratallops”
94 points – Table Wine

8. 2008 Benjamin Romeo Rioja “Predicador”
92 points – Stephen Tanzer

 

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