New Products & Celebrate Labor Day!

This week at The Spanish Table, our work was cut out for us as we received a ton of exciting wines and loads of new products.   It’s been fitting, perhaps, to work so hard the week before Labor Day Weekend.   And after unpacking hundreds of boxes and shelving all of these bottles and jars, our esteem for the working man and woman has never been higher!   We’ll be celebrating Labor Day on Monday with an array of these special foods and wine and toasting to labor.   Here’s a snapshot of the new arrivals:

Mi Conserva brand products:  Escalivada (roasted mixed vegetables) in jars, Pocha Beans in Sauce or Natural, 11 oz Navarran Piquillo Peppers in slices with garlic, or Whole.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil:   Duc de Foix, 5 Liter cans of Nunez de Prado, 5 liter cans of Merula.

28 oz can Hearts of Palm. HOT padron peppers from Eastern Washington – $.99 per pound, great for spicy salsas!     Anchovy Flavored Gerkins – If you like anchovy stuffed olives, try our anchovy flavored pickles!

It’s hard to believe, but The Spanish Table’s 15th anniversary is just around the corner!  To celebrate, owner Steve Winston will be cooking a 50-person Paella in front of the store on Saturday Sept. 11th, at noon.  Rumor has it he’ll be preparing a Chicken and Amontillado Paella.   Stop by the store that day and get a sample!

Taberna del Alarbardero has declared September to be Paella Month! They’ve put together a fantastic menu of 12 different paellas.  Click menu to see which paellas they’re cooking!

WINE NEWS we’ve got exciting new additions this month!

Trabanco cider from Asturias!

$11.99  This is really tasty and just in time for Indian Summer.  More delicate than the Basque ciders we carry.

2008 PSI, Ribera del Duero ($36.00) Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck made history when Robert Parker gave his first (1995) vintage of Pingus a perfect 100 point score.  PSI is Sisseck’s newest venture in tandem with Alonso Y Yerro winemaker Pablo Rubio, born of their passionate belief in organic and biodynamic farming.   By establishing a cooperative with growers who have the best potential and helping them improve their viticulture practices, PSI is a wine that aims to capture the soul of Ribera del Duero.    Matured in a mix of large and small oak and cement tanks with no new wood, 2008 PSI is subtle and elegant.  With delicate notes of black fruit, structure without an abundance of tannins and a persistent finish, PSI is as compelling as anything seen in modern Spain.

2009 Montebuena Rioja ($11.99)  Aromas of muddled spice with bright and juicy fruit.  Dark undertones on the mid-palate with a finish of mineral and earth.  This is an incredibly versatile wine.    “The 2009 Montebuena is 100% Tempranillo. Dark ruby-colored, it offers an appealing perfume of spice box, leather, tobacco, and blackberry. On the palate it is packed with ripe fruit, has outstanding concentration, and impeccable balance. It is a great bargain that offers a sneak preview of the great 2009 vintage in Rioja and northern Spain in general. It should drink well for 6-8 years.”  90 points Wine Advocate

2006 Damana 5, Ribera del Duero ($19.99)  “Plum, raisin, iron and game notes have focus and character in this dense, firm red… harmonious and long.” 90 points Wine Spectator

2009 Camino de Navaherreros, Madrid ($13.99)  Bodegas Bernabeleva is located at the foot of the peaceful Sierra de Gredos mountains, a mere 75 minutes from the urban madness of Madrid.  Camino de Navaherreros is produced from 80+ year old Garnacha vineyards planted in 1923.  Viticulturist Marc Isart Pinos and cool weather guru Raul Perez work together to produce this wine, emphasizing long fermentation in large neutral oak vats and non-interventionist winemaking.  Explosive and fresh, it is an elegant Garnacha with plenty of lift.  With red fruit flavors and hints of truffle, it has a long and mineral-laden finish.   Excellent with any mushroom recipe.

2007 Salanques Priorat ($33.00)  “The purple-colored 2007 Salanques is composed of 65% Garnacha, 15% Carinena, and the balance Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in French oak. Aromas of Asian spices, incense, mineral, plum and black cherry are followed by a plush, opulent, pleasure-bent Priorat that delivers awesome value for this pricy DO. Give it 1-2 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2022.”   93 points Wine Advocate

2006 Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines, Douro ($40.00)  Aromas and flavors of kirsch, chocolate and dark plum are the hallmarks of this sumptuous Portuguese red. Very silky tannins and zesty acidity carry the long, sandalwood- and cherry-filled finish. Drink now through 2014.     92 points Wine Spectator

And other favorites back in stock2007 Crasto Tinto, Douro ($15.99); 2008 La Huella de Adaras, Almansa ($11.99); Montsarra Cava ($13.99)

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