New Arrivals and Returning Favorites 2021 #2!

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This winter wonderland has us longing for spring! Whether you're looking for a something to cozy up with or inspire daydreams of warmer weather, we have some excellent new options for you.

We have a few new wines and new vintages from the Southern Hempishere if you're pining for an escape. From South Australia comes the Good Intention Wine Co. 'Charmeleon'. This is a unique Chardonnay that showcases the volcanic ash and limestone soils of Mount Gambier; left unfiltered, this hazy wine has a satisfying chalky texture enveloped with ripe, juicy fruit. Defying expectations, we also have a selection of South African Chenin Blancs that range from crisp, easy drinking like the new vintage of Storm Point, to complex and textural like the single-vineyard Mother Rock 'Kweperfontein'. The latter of which made for a perfect pairing with a hearty curried butternut-squash soup!

From the United States we have a few new reds that perfectly hit the spot on a cold, wintery day. Immediately upon sampling the Nathan K. Cabernet Franc, we were convinced to purchase several cases. This was Nathan's first foray with the variety, and decided on a primeur style, bottling early, and with no sulfur additions. However, this is more than a simple 'nouveau'; it has plenty of depth and concentration of flavor as a result of low yields and a warm vintage. From the West Coast we now have an excellent value for fans of Napa Valley fruit! The Matthiasson Village No. 2 is the perfect Napa Cabernet that you don't have to feel guilty about popping open on weeknight, or without cellaring for several years.

Don't miss the incredibly tasty liter of Etna Rosso from Flavia! We've also restocked the Il Colle Brunello - a customer favorite, back to please.

From France, we have a slew of new and returning favorites. The Mas de Chimères 'Nuit Grave' and Faillenc Ste. Marie Corbieres from Languedoc are great choices for the end of winter. The end of stock of Grange aux Belles 'Moyens du Bord' Chenin Blanc is here. Just a bit more than a case of this delightful Chenin from the Loire Valley. Speaking of Loire, the beautiful wines from Domaine Gilbert in Menetou-Salon are in, in Blanc and Rouge version. Moving east to Beaujolais, the Desvignes Morgon 'Corcellette' is in, and the 2019 vintage is perfectly balanced and ready to drink now or age for several years. Also of note, the new vintage of George Descombes' Beaujolais Blanc. The 2016 blew us away with pure Chardonnay expression and the 2017 is as good, if not better! And of course if we're talking Chardonnay we'd be remiss not to mention the wines from Samuel Billaud in Chablis. Their village level Chablis is a steal at $30, and the Premier Cru Vaillons is stupendous (honestly there isn't a better word). The wines of Paul and Marie Jacqueson are back too in tiny quantity. From Bordeaux, we'll be getting a little bit more of the Clos du Jaugueyron 2016 Haut-Médoc, but not much! Grab some today!

We've included several other gems, like the Venus la Universal from Rene Barbier and Sara Perez in Montsant. Their red and white are long-time Chambers Street faves, and the prices are hard to beat, especially compared to similar wines from neighboring Priorat. And of course for a little nod to Valentine's Day, the "We Love Pet-Nate" Austrian Pet-Nat Rosé from Weszeli!

Day Wines 2017 Willamette Valley Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir

A beautiful example of Pinot Noir from the Demeter certified Johan Vineyard in the Willamette Valley.  Exposed to cooling winds from the Van Duzer Corridor, it is the last picked of the Day Wines giving it a delicate freshness. The grapes are left 30% whole cluster during fermentation and then the juice is aged for 18 months in 15% new French oak, the rest neutral. This wine feels like Oregon to me; simultaneously lush and juicy, and also crisp and vibrant. Notes of freshly turned soil, wild raspberries and currants, dried leaves and herbs unfurl with time in the glass. On the palate it begins with crunchy red fruit,  follows with the earthy sweet and savoriness of roasted beets, and finishes with lingering gentle, but present tannin. While the vibrancy of the fruit is fully enjoyable now, this should continue to improve for many years to come. MIchelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Matthiasson 2018 Napa Valley Village No.2 Cabernet Sauvigno

A beautiful, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from a selection of vineyards making this an incredible value for Napa fruit.  The idea was to take lots of Cabernet that didn't quite make it into the higher end bottling and blend them together without too much extraction, for a fresher "table wine" offering that you don't feel guilty opening right away. The fruit is fermented at cool temperatures, low and slow, then aged for 20 months is mostly older oak with a just a few new barrels for a kiss of spice. Notes of plums, black cherries, and sage, with a touch of hoisin and baking spice. What is most exciting about this bottling is the general sense of energy - it's snappy and bright with a slightly gravelly texture. The oak influence is hardly noticeable, just delicious Napa fruit that has obviously been well-looked after.

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Bella Ridge 2017 Western Australia Tempranillo/Grenache

Though Western Australia is known as one of the hottest regions in the country, the winemakers at Bella Ridge seem to defy the odds by making fresh, balanced wines like this Tempranillo-Grenache blend. By picking early, and using a light hand in the cellar, this wine manages to be perfectly ripe without being jammy. 60% Tempranillo from 60-year-old vines fermented and aged in used American oak for 18 months, then blended with 40% Grenache from 70-year-old vines aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months. It is unfined, very lightly filtered, and bottled with minimal SO2. Notes of ripe and roasted cherry, hibiscus, dried herbs, and crushed stone. This was perfect with just a slight chill, but not too cold! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Good Intentions Wine Co. Charmeleon Chardonnay 2018 South Australia Mount Gambier, Coola Vineyard

Good Intentions Wine Co. is led by Andrew and Louise who moved their family to Mt. Gambier to create minimal intervention, organically grown wines that represent the incredible volcanic terroir of this coastal mountain. While they have recently planted vines of their own, they also lease and help farm three other parcels. For this bottling the fruit comes from the Coola Vineyard which sits on a  combination of limestone limestone and flint, with the recent Gambier eruptions lending volcanic ash as well. The fruit is direct pressed, fermented in stainless steel, then aged in old French barriques for 15 months, followed by 4 months in bottle. The wine is left unfined and unfiltered to capture the most of the unique texture and minerality imparted from the vineyard. The nose is earthy and rustic, with ripe tangerine, cantelope, and dusty chalk, and the palate has a rich, creamy texture with a vein of bright acidity keeping the wine in balance, followed by a long stony finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jacqueson, Paul et Marie 2019 Mercurey 1er cru Les Champs Martin

Paul and Marie Jacqueson are third generation winemakers in the Côtes Chalonnaise carrying on their grandfather's tradition of crafting high-quality wines from Rully and Mercurey. Today the domaine consists of 13 hectares farmed using organic treatments, all hand-harvested. All of their reds are 100% destemmed and aged in 25% new oak for one year. 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2016 Haut-Medoc

The 2016 Haut-Medoc is incredible. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, vine age averaging 18 years old, planted to fine gravel soils. Certified organic and biodynamic. Harvest was done manually between September 20th to October 3rd. Naturally fermented in a dramatic range of cement tanks (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 hl). Aged in barrel for 12 months on the lees. The nose is beautiful - mulch, black and red fruits, stripped dark bark. The palate is exceptional - red cherry, plum, raisin. There is also something quite minty about the wine. However, the mouthfeel is the best part of the story. Dense and light at the same time. I attribute that to the gravelly soil, which give the wine a chewable texture, while still letting the wine shine with briskness. Delicious. Drink now, or keep it for 15 years. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Champ des Treilles 2019 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Vin Passion Blanc

This is a unique example of Bordeaux Blanc from one of the first organic and biodynamic properties in the region, located in the lesser-known Sainte-Foy. Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme started to replant these vineyards in 1998 using as little intervention as possible, avoiding pesticides, green harvesting, even tractor plowing, and using neutral oak for aging to allow each vintage to speak for itself. Grown on clay and limestone soils, the Vin de Passion displays a beautiful balance of texture, minerality, and ripe fruits. The blend is 1/3rd Sauvignon Blanc, 1/3rd Semillon, and 1/3rd Muscadelle, which gives the wine a richer mouthfeel and more floral aroma than a typical Bordeaux Blanc. The fruit is fermented in steel and cement, rests on the lees for one month, and continues to age for five months before being lightly filtered and bottled. Notes of fresh linen, wild flowers and lemon oil on the nose upon opening, but after some time in the glass a bit of nuttiness and marzipan is revealed. On the palate is juicy lemon,  green pear, fleur de sel, and smooth river rocks. For the price, this is an over-performing, beautiful wine that will pair with a wide variety of lighter fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Charvin 2018 Côtes-du-Rhone Le Poutet Arrives

(Our last delivery sold-out immediately - it's back!) The Laurent Charvin "Le Poutet"  is made from average 50 year-old vines (some are 90 years-old!) of 80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan in vineyards that abut Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Maucoil in the northwest and Campovin and Boislauzon in the northeast. The soils are sandy clay/limestone with galets stones. The grapes undergo a 15 to 20-day whole bunch fermentation with daily pumping-overs, the wine then spends 18 months in concrete vat and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The resulting wine is equal to many Châteauneuf-du-Pape, offering complex aromas of garrigue and spicy red fruits with the structure to evolve and drink well over ten to fifteen years. The 2018, tasted with Laurent Charvin in January, 2020, was  quite remarkable with gorgeous floral aromas of strawberry and blackberry and vibrant, supple black fruits on the palate with round juicy tannins - delicious already but with enough brightness and structure to provide beautiful drinking over the next ten years. This is truly "gouleyant" and should be purchased by the case - at $22.99 per bottle it's a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 55 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bastide Blanche 2016 Bandol Cuvee Estagnol

Bastide Blanche, one of the few organic domains in Bandol, produces this beatiful wine from old vines of 92% Mourvedre and 8% Grenache. The wine is hand-harvested in multiple passes, with very low yields, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old foudres.  . This shows ripeness, but no sense of heat or flab. Plenty of black fruits and dusty tannins. Classic Bandol!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Foursquare Redoutable Barbados Rum Aged 14 Years 61% ABV

The Foursquare distillery sits on the tiny island of Barbados, operating since 1996 by the Seale family.  The 'Redoutable,' meaning formidable,  is a follow up to last year's 'Nobiliary' Rum and is part of the Exceptional Cask selections by Richard Seale. This is a blend of two rums made from copper pot and column-distillates both aged 14 years either entirely in ex-Madeira or entirely in ex-Bourbon casks.  It is bottled at 61%ABV with no filtering, no coloring, or additives of any kind.

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

Foursquare Nobiliary Barbados Rum Aged 14 Years

Another exceptional release from Foursquare! This 14 year old rum spends its entire life aging in ex-bourbon casks, though the lack of a cask finish is not a detraction from complexity. One of the more intense recent releases (and not just in abv!) this is a rich and full-bodied rum that exudes a lot of style. Notes of  raisin, sultana, dried figs, candied apple, ginger, ginger snaps, baking spice, vanilla, shaved coconut, dark honey, something slightly musty, worn leather and pipe tobacco all interplay on the very complex nose. The palate introduces some dried apricot and other stone fruit, and almost a hint of orange marmalade, along with the savory and spice notes. Supremely delicious, this is also a fascinating continuation of where the Foursquare releases are going, with an added layer of fruitiness and lift to this bottle. Foursquare keeps setting new benchmarks for quality. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

Venus La Universal 2018 Montsant Dido Blanco

Montsant is better known for its red wines, but this fresh and interesting white from Sara and René of Venus La Universal makes a strong case for the region's whites. Made from 50% Macabeu, 40% Garnatxa Blanca and 10% Cartoixa  aka Xarel-lo from organic vineyards, roughly 20% of the grapes are macerated on the skin for 24 hours (providing a soft, complex textural structure to the finished wine) while the remainder are directly pressed into clay amphorae and large old barrels.  Dido Blanc shows the influence of the poor decomposed granitic soils of Falset. These soils and the warm climate help promote full ripening and exuberant fruitiness, while the granite simultaneously expresses itself in the wine with balancing minerality and acidity. This was outstanding with buttery, garlicky shrimp over rice with lime and cilantro and would be similarly well-suited to other flavorful seafood dishes, I think. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Venus La Universal 2018 Montsant Dido

Sara Pérez and René Barbier of Venus La Universal are making elegant wines in the Montsant appellation, which surrounds Priorat, where their parents (the founders of Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador) revitalized and popularized the local wines. They source their grapes for Venus La Universal from 4 hectares of organically farmed grapes belonging to other families, and a small parcel of their own. For Dido, the grapes come from plantings on decomposed granite near Falset; these special soils, called sauló contributes to the minerality and the density of the wines. Indeed, Dido is ripe and rich, a full bodied Montsant red that shows the intensity of the local Garnacha and Carignan, with just a touch of spice from a small amount of Syrah. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Il Colle 2014 Brunello di Montalcino

Exceptionally clean Sangiovese from Brunello. Vines are tended under organic measures, wine is fermented with native yeasts, and there is no barrique used in the cellar, only large barrels of Slovenian oak. On the nose, the wine shows deep aromas of violets, red cherry, strawberries, and just a touch of fresh earth. The palate conveys a more rustic expression than the nose, with tar, mint, white pepper, and red plum. High acid, with tannins that are felt more on the gums than on the tongue. Elegant and interesting in the same glass. Highly recommend this bottle. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $59.99

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Nathan K. 2020 Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc

I fell head over heels for this luscious Cabernet Franc from the very first sip! Until this season, Nathan Kendall has focused on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling for his eponymous line, but decided to attempt a no-sulfur Cabernet Franc primeur and we are so glad he did. The fruit comes from the Tuller Vineyard located on the west side of Seneca Lake on loamy-silt soils, the berries are destemmed but left uncrushed for the short fermentation. After pressing the wine rested for just three weeks in neutral French oak, and then was bottled unfined and without any additives. Because it was a very warm, dry vintage, and crop size was low, the resulting wine is concentrated, silky, and delicious;  not at all the light, fruity,  nouveau I would have expected. On the nose are notes of brambly raspberry and black currant, rosemary, roasted pepper, and a hint of cedar plank and violets. The palate has such  a nice weight and structure to it, with soft, velvety tannins. This reminds me of some of my favorite Cabernet Franc's from Saumur! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Mother Rock 2020 Swartland Force Celeste Chenin Blanc

As the Force Celeste bottlings are becoming more popular, winemaker Johan Meyer expanded his search in the  Waterval Vineyard, on the Paardeberg, to an extra 15-year-old  parcel of organic, dry-farmed bushvines, which is now blended with fruit from the 37-year-old vines further down the slope. One-third of the grapes are left whole-cluster to ferment on the skins for a month, and the rest is direct-pressed into mostly stainless steel (a small percentage goes into to old oak barrels). Both portions are aged for eight months and then bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no additions. This mixture of old and younger vines, as well as the various wine-making techniques used creates a very nice balance of ripe, bruised, classic Chenin notes of apricot, yellow apple, and chamomile, as well as notes of fresh green apple and plenty of salinity. Give this wine some time to breathe in your glass, as it seems to get better and better  even on day two and three. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Mother Rock 2018 Swartland 'Kweperfontein' Chenin Blanc

A beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc from the organically and dry-farmed Kweperfontein Vineyard on the  Paardeberg Mountain. This wine is all about the texture which evokes the clay and granite soils of the vineyard, and the higher elevation keeps the wine crisp and balanced. The grapes were delicately pressed whole cluster into concrete egg fermenters where it continued to age for 16 months before bottling with no fining, filtration, or SO2 additions.

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Gilbert 2019 Menetou-Salon Blanc

Philippe Gilbert makes beatiful wines in Menetou-Salon, which abuts Sancerre, including lovely rosé and red from Pinot Noir and superb Menetou-Salon blanc from Sauvignon Blanc, certified Biodynamic by Demeter. The living soils are evident in this  lovely wine, showing elegant aromas of pear, fig, citrus peel, lime flower, anise and stone. The palate is very mineral with firm chalky acidity unerlying pear, almond, citrus, stone and herbal flavors. This is a great pairing with any mild fish preparation and goat cheeses and it's far superior to most Sancerres in this price range.  David Lillie

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $24.95

  • Organic

Gilbert 2019 Menetou-Salon Rouge

From 30 year-old vines planted at 10,000 vines per hectare, on clay over Kimmerigjian limestone in Menetou-Salon. Mostly de-stemmed, 3 week wild yeast fermentation in tronconic wood foudres. 12 months aging on the lees followed by 10 - 12 months in concrete vats. Philippe Gilbert's red Menetou-Salon, entirely from Pinot Noir, offers  tremendous  purity  of  fruit  tied  to  the  irrepressible  chalk-iness  and  steely  zip  of  the  area's  Kimmeridgian  soils.    The  wine  is  rewarding  in  its  ebulliant  youth  but  will  also  reward  time  in  the cellar, gaining complexity and notes of menthol and earth to complement its pleasing fruit

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Grange aux Belles 2019 Vin de France Les Moyens du Bord (Chenin Bla

Marc Houtin founded La Grange aux Belles near Anjou in 2004, having studied geology and worked at Château d’Yquem making Sauternes. He recruited viticulturist Julien Bresteau in 2006 and their first vintage was released in 2008. This is a beautifully expressive Chenin, mouthwatering, tangy apples and great minerality. Perfect with fish or poultry, or even an ashen goat cheese.

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Billaud, Samuel 2018 Chablis

Samuel Billaud has been making waves since he began making wines under his own name in 2009.  He makes pure, classically-styled Chablis that clearly express the remarkable limestone soils of the appellation. 2018 was an exceptionally warm vintage in Chablis and there are plenty of wines that emphasize ripeness over terroir. Billaud does not have this problem. This 2018 is brimming with lemon peel, a fresh green herbal edge and saline limestone character. There is excellent acidity. All things being equal, an unbelievable value. Sam Ehrlich

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic

Billaud, Samuel 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Vieilles Vignes

Samuel Billaud's Premier Cru Vaillons comes from vines that are on average seventy years old and it's another outstanding wine from this domaine in 2018. Vaillons is one of the best and best-known Chablis sites. Its hillside rises high above the village with outstanding southeastern exposure. The resulting wine is generally powerful, with great mineral intensity. No exception in 2018 - this wine has great chalky bones and layers of citrus oil, white flowers and a touch of fresh greenery. The ripeness of the vintage means that there is enough fruit to make this hugely pleasurable now or hold for five years and watch it blossom. Sam Ehrlich

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic

Descombes, Georges 2017 Beaujolais Blanc

A relatively new offering from Georges Descombes, made from purchased fruit in organic/biodynamic farming. This is a beautiful Chardonnay showing elegant aromas of lime-flower, ripe pear and exotic fruit with almond and candied citrus. The palate is silky and beautifully balanced with ripe stone fruits, a bit of buttery oak and vibrant citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the long finish. This is a delightful white Burgundy that will accompany fish or chicken in sauce, white meats and cow cheeses - it's a tiny production and well worth trying. David Lillie

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Desvignes 2019 Morgon Corcelette

 This is the Desvignes family's third bottling from the famous climat of Corcelette in northern Morgon. The parcel is  made up of 40-year-old vines on sandy pink granite soils on a southeast-facing hillside in the western part of Corcelette, a vineyard that seems to give a bright and vibrant style of Morgon. We quote our friend John Gilman in A View from the Vineyard: "The 2019 Morgon “Corcelette” from Desvignes is another beautifully youthful example of the vintage, offering up lovely purity to its red fruity aromatic constellation and fine structure for long-term aging. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a youthful blend of cherries, cranberries, vinesmoke, lovely minerality, a touch of sweet stem tones, and a topnote of fresh thyme. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and potentially sappy at the core, with great mineral undertow, ripe, buried tannins, tangy acids and outstanding focus and grip on the long, nascently complex and tangy finish. This is a very young bottle of Morgon today, but all of the constituent components are in place for a long and beautiful life in bottle. Drink until 2027+."

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mas des Chimères 2018 VdP des Terrasses de Larzac Nuits Graves

Guilhelm Dardé's Mas des Chimères received organic certification in 2008. The estate is tucked away in the Coteaux-du-Languedoc by the Lac du Salagou, the vines grow on a variety of terroir: clay, schist and granite soils form terraces on the arid, red slopes of basaltic slate colored by iron. Due to the austere dryness in both soil and climate, the yields in this area are low and the wines are typically concentrated. The cuvée Nuit Grave is a blend of 45% Syrah, 17% Mourvèdre, 38% Grenache. The vines are around 40 years in age, planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of black basalt stones.  This is a gorgeous wine of complexity and structure. A dark black/red robe in the glass, followed by a nose of brown spice, blackberry, ripe plum and cassis with citrus and floral notes.  On the palate, the wine has a velvet roundness backed with grainy notes of terroir, with cinnamon, black cherry, blackberry and savory spice. An outstanding pairing with rack of lamb, tagine, cassoulet or standing rib roast.

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Faillenc Sainte Marie 2018 Corbières

This delightful estate uses one-third Syrah, one-third Grenache and one-third Cinsault in their Corbières Rouge, grown on limestone/clay soils in the foothills of Mont Alaric, certified organic since 2007. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, ripe plums, and tiny wild blueberries, as well as notes of balsam wood. Like all the best Languedoc offerings, there's a wild edge here with a bit of funk that is tempered by juicy sleekness. Its excellent balance and wealth of ripe tannins make it a natural at the table - serve with a stew or grilled meats, a coq au vin with farm chicken or guinea hen, and full-flavored cow cheeses.

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $14.95

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Inaki Garrido 2019 Tenerife Las Toscas Blanco

Iñaki Garrido (who hails from the Basque country) produced this wine Las Toscas Blanco, his first wine from the Canary Islands, from a small vineyard of 150-200 year old vines of Listan Blanco at 1400 meters above sea level on Tenerife. Planted in poor volcanic soils, the half hectare at the top of  parcel Valle de Güímar produces only enough to bottle 1200 bottles of wine. The elevation and the volcanic soils yield a wine of incredible balance: herbal, citrus, and stone nights define the nose, while the long, vibrant palate shows charred lemon, fennel, and stone. This is a really remarkable Canarian white wine that expresses the incredible potential of these ancient vines and volcanic soils. Ben Fletcher

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Flavia 2018 Etna Rosso 1 Liter

I love Etna, and I’ll go out of my way to taste Etna wines, even though they are mostly not much to my taste. Thus I am really happy to have found Flavia, another crazy-good Sicilian wine imported by Vinotas (see Pianogrillo). Flavia is made by two of the younger generation of the Rallo family – famous for Marsala, but apparently present on Etna “since 1860”. Flavia is made from certified organic grapes, fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel, and aged in used Slavonian botte. Pedigree aside, note that it’s a liter bottle, so 25% more volume – it would be a bargain for a .750 bottle. This is a classic expression of  Etna – on the lighter side – very pure, and unmistakably Nerello Mascalese. It was correct and pleasing at first, but after some serious time open (and on the second day) it really sang. Great wine, amazing value. Jamie Wolff

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • rosé sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur