A Small and Varied Collection

Something for everyone? Hopefully! But in any case, we guarantee the condition of every bottle.

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  • $69.99

Yquem 1981 Sauternes .375 ml

(From half-bottle.) Though not considered a legendary vintage for Yquem, the 1981 has plenty of verve and class to recommend it. The nose shows apricot, orange marmalade, honey and brunt sugar and notes of vanilla. The palate is rich though, perhaps not as unctuous as more lauded vintages, offering flavors of burnt orange, crème brulée, pineapple, and honey. This is mature yet still has plenty of energy and freshness provided by the still lively acidity which carries through on the long and pleasingly bitter finish. John McIlwain

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  • 8 in stock
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  • $349.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $189.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $89.99

Clos la Coutale 1999 Cahors

Seventeen-year-old Malbec for under twenty-five dollars? Absolutely, as long as it’s Cahors!
Raspberry, black plum, iron, saddle leather, violets, grilled mushrooms, and meat on the nose. Dark fruits, hints of game, and an earthy funk on the mid-weight palate. The tannins have softened a good deal, but still lend structure, with nice acidity to provide lift. More than just kicking, this is really tasty! Even if it’s a bit warm for cassoulet, I can't wait to fire up the grill and enjoy this with steak or sausages. To quote a colleague: "Why haven't I been aging this?" John McIlwain

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  • $169.99

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Comte Paul (1978 - vintage label missing) L'Etoile Vin de Paille 360ml

This bottle lost its neck label / vintage label in transit to us, but it's a 1978. The price has been adjusted to reflect the fact that you will have to take our word on the vintage!

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Aug 25 2016
Lauer 2015ers : Flo(rian) Knows Saar Riesling
Florian with one of his many maps. (Photo: Cari Bernard) Our group was in the Peter Lauer tasting room, collectively gawking at old bottles, Lauer Schnapps(!), and the formidable number of samples we would soon be tasting through. Florian Lauer joined us and, after giving an amazing historical
Aug 23 2016
The Poetry and Precision of Willi Schaefer
It's no secret that the Rieslings of the Mosel (Saar and Ruwer) are some of the most articulate expressions of terroir in the world. At their finest, they are filigreed, detailed, mineral, and pure. The region is home to a number of sensational growers: J.J. Prüm, Egon Müller, Fritz Haag, Von Schube
Aug 22 2016
Great Values from France, Part 5: The Rhône Valley, North and South!
Perhaps August is not when we think most about Rhône Valley wines, but these recent arrivals are such terrific wines, and such great values, that you should consider them for your late summer cookouts, and for cellaring as well. Stéphane Rousset Just arrived from Domaine Rousset in Crôzes-Herm
Aug 19 2016
Produttori: New Old Wine, + a 1989-1990 Dinner
Over the past 10 years I have tasted a lot of wine from the Produttori del Barbaresco, going back to 1964, and I have yet to try a disappointing bottle. There is no other producer anywhere about whom I could make the same claim, and I’m including the so-called “bad” vintages in my assessment. At abo
Aug 19 2016
Late-Summer Spanish Mixed Case: Fabulous New Arrivals from Silice, Envínate, Corisca, Tajinaste, and More!
The 2016 edition of our popular Late-Summer Spanish Mixed Case is packed with fun and fascinating selections from old friends as well as some new favorites. It goes without saying that a "late-summer" wine must be refreshing to succeed in combatting the mind-numbing heat of August. Surprisingly, I h
Aug 19 2016
Enjoy Life - Drink More Beaujolais! New Arrivals from Pignard, Thevenet, Chamonard and Lapierre!!
Great Beaujolais reminds us that wine should not be measured by a number, or by the status it confers upon the owner but rather by the enjoyment it brings at table with friends and by the work of the vigneron, shared with us in the glass. The growers featured today practice organic farming and take
Aug 19 2016
Les Vins Contés: Natural Wines from Olivier Lemasson.
Back in 2011, I traveled through France for the first time, visiting with winemakers and attending trade tastings around the country. It was an eye-opening trip, and one that led to the realization that I wanted to continue in my father’s path, championing the work of small growers throughout F
Aug 19 2016
Natural Wine on 14th Street? Eben Lillie Brings VdT (Verre de Terre) to Dirty Bird Chelsea, Thursday, 8/18!
Please join us this Thursday night starting at 7pm, as CSW's Eben Lillie launches VdT (Verre de Terre) at Dirty Bird Chelsea, 204 West 14th Street. VdT will offer  an extensive list of natural wines by the glass, starting at $6, with bottles starting at $20, and many "pur jus" with no added sul
Aug 19 2016
End-of-Summer Heat Wave? Time For Rosé!
Even though we might not like to acknowledge it, the end of summer is right around the corner. But do not fear! It is still incredibly hot, and looks like it will stay that way for a while longer. Good thing we have the perfect rosé to pair with sweltering late-summer afternoon barbecues and the eve
Aug 19 2016
New Arrivals from Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis!
We're very happy to announce the arrival of another shipment of gloriously delicious wines from our new friends Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis! Their wines have become enormously popular both for their exceptional value and for their wonderful purity and vivacity, due to the character transm