2014 Campos Reales ‘Canforrales’ Tempranillo La Mancha     $19


La Mancha is not only the largest wine growing region in Spain, it is the largest in the world. It is a vast, flat area that boasts a virtual sea of old bush-trained vines, “en vaso”. There are more vines planted here than in all of Australia and they are mostly dry-farmed, producing very low yields. This is one of the reasons why you can find so many dynamite little wines here that are extremely well-priced.


100% Tempranillo all hand harvested. Red fruit aromas and flavours of strawberries and blackberries, balanced acidity, and smooth, silky tannins.

2011 Bodegas Iturria Tinto Iturria Toro


One of the few non-varietal Tempranillo in Toro, the 2011 Iturria has 10% Garnacha. The wine fermented with natural yeasts and went through malolactic in barrels where it matured for 14 months. It has a fresh and balanced nose with just enough fruit, earth, and spice. The palate is elegant with fine tannins and some oak-related flavors that should integrate with a little bit of time in bottle. This is very good value. 1416 cases produced. Drink 2015-19.’

Luis Gutierrez
Iturria has, since 2015, its own winery in the village of San Román de Homija. It’s a small family winery created in 2009 by Frenchman Xavier Iturria. An interesting name to follow, as quality is on the way up as they fine tune the use of oak.’

2014 Cellar de Capcanes Mas Donis Negre $21

Capcanes  is the name of a town and its cooperative, both located in the Priorat region within the province of Tarragona.


The 2014 Mas Donis Negre is a blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Merlot and Syrah.
Fermented entirely in stainless steel, the fresh fruit flavours shine through. Ripe and
complex, the wine finishes with soft spicy tannins.


Medium-bodied, ripe cherries and spice cake. Smooth, supple tannins with a lively finish.

2013 Bruce Patch Zinfandel Sonoma County $31

A blend of three different vineyard sites, two of these being field blends so Bruce can only make an educated guess as to the amount of each varietal in the bottle. Roughly 80% Zinfandel, 8% Alicante Bouchet, 7% Carignane, and 5% Petit Sirah. The wine was aged for 24 months in French and American oak. Perfect with any type of barbequed or roasted meats. As with Wine Guerrilla, the labels feature the elegant renderings of artist Sean Colgin.

This will be the first of several wines from Bruce that we will carry. Stay posted for future cuvees from one of our favourite California winemakers.


2011 Chateau Macquin St. Georges St. Emilion $27


Great value Bordeaux from one of St. Emilions’ satellite villages. The blend here is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and10% Cabernet Franc.


Lively wine with no intrusive oak treatment,
just rich, ripe, attractive fruit flavours. Well made at this price point. 

2011 Chateau Macquin St. Georges St.Emilion
Great value Bordeaux from one of St. Emilions’ satellite villages. The blend here is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Lively wine with no intrusive oak treatment, just rich, ripe, attractive fruit flavours. Well made at this price point. $27

2013 Mas Martinet Priorat Menut 


Proprietess Sarah Perez’s entry level Priorat that’s made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carrignan, and 10% Merlot,

The 2013 Menut spent 14 months in 300 litre French oak 30% new) and was bottled unfiltered. It’s loaded with fruit and has tons of jammy blackberry, raspberry, licorice and vanilla bean to go with a full-bodied, rounded, sexy style on the palate.

Spanish Wine Tip


 Menut means the “the little one” and is a great introduction into the wonderful world of Priorat and Sara Perez. Priorat as a leading wine region was hardly known twenty years ago. Thanks mainly to the hard work and effort of a few innovative and visionary individuals (one being Sara’s father), Priorat today stands as a leading region for high quality Grenache based wines.               

2013 Mas Nicot Rouge 13% alc. Syrah/Grenache $25

Certified Biodynamic by Enocert.


We’ve recently added to our offerings from our good friends Stéphane Ponson and Frédéric Porro who farm several small plots near Murles and Argilliers just northwest of Montpellier. Stéphane was already making wines from the Mas Nicot estate when she and Frédéric began their collaboration on the Mas des Agrunelles
line of wines in 2005.

The name of the estate comes from the Occitan word for sloe
berries which grow wild in abundance in the region. The vineyards are spread over 12 different plots in a very cool micro-climate of the Languedoc, hidden away from most other agricultural practices. The end result? Wines with lower alcohol levels
and fresh, clean expressions of the various grapes employed.

Red Wines

Peter Seepish hand selected each red wine that he carries at the Wine Gallery Edmonton. He strives to bring in unique product from smaller wine producers but at an approachable price. Please read through a small sample of some of his wine selection. 

2012 Fielding Estate Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula
100% Cabernet Franc from our friends at Fielding Estate
Winery. 13 months ageing in French and American oak
barrels, one-third new. Strict barrel selection goes into
the final cuvee. Blueberry, dark chocolate , and cedar flavours.
Rich, with ripe tannins and balanced acidity. $28

2012 Fielding Estate Cabernet Franc  $28

Niagara Peninsula


100% Cabernet Franc from our friends at Fielding Estate
Winery.


13 months ageing in French and American oak
barrels, one-third new. Strict barrel selection goes into
the final cuvee. Blueberry, dark chocolate , and cedar flavours. Rich, with ripe tannins and balanced acidity. 

2013 ‘Equinoxe’ Crozes Hermitage 


The 2013 ‘Equinoxe’ Crozes Hermitage is made by Maxime Graillot, son of Alain Graillot, one of the pioneering vintners of the region. It is a great introduction to Northern Rhone syrah, bursting with bright, pure blueberry fruit, pepper, and liquorice. The granite soils really shine through in this wine. Tannins are mouth-coating and expansive. Very small production. $28 at Wine Gallery.

2013 Ad Lucem Elaina Red. $37


The winery is Lady Hill, the newest project from Jerry Owen (Owen-Roe), located in the Columbia Valley AVA of Oregon.


This Rhone style blend is mouthwatering and juicy, yet has a freshness that helps lift the flavours out of the glass and linger on the palate. A great way to enjoy the late evening hours, on its own or with the backyard BBQ.                       


 2015 La Granacha from Les Vignerons d’Estezaugues.

100% Grenache sourced from 80-100 year old bush trained vines (see the photo Peter took in February of 2013). The soils are very similar to those found in Chateauneuf du Pape; clay and limestone with large galets or pudding stones’ that help retain heat. The wine is hand harvested, grapes are destemmed and fermented in tank for 21-28 days using only natural yeasts. After spending 8 months in tank and neutral French oak, the wine is bottle unfined and unfiltered and with a minimum of S02 to protect it.

In the glass it releases a bouquet of black raspberry and black cherry. A fleshy mouthfeel of pure black fruits, Provencal herbs, liquorice, and spice. The La Granacha will only improve over time as it retains enough acidity to balance the big fruit and alcohol (which is hardly noticeable in such a well-crafted wine).

A fantastic value! The 2015 La Granacha Cotes du Rhone Villages Signargues Vieilles Vignes is $25 all in at Wine Gallery Edmonton.