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Although there were no calls for barbeque in the Declaration of Independence, they have certainly become a fixture of our modern Fourth of July celebrations. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 80% of Americans plan to host or attend a cook-out that day making it the biggest grilling day of the year. Whether you’re heading to the beach, lounging in your backyard, or precariously perched on your fire escape with a hibachi, the team at Chambers Street have compiled their favorite barbeque wines, guaranteed to pair perfectly with whatever is on your menu that weekend. Christine Manula

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Ferme Saint-Martin 2013 Beaumes-de-Venise Cuvée Saint-Martin

85% Grenache from 60 to 100 year-old vines, 15% Syrah, grown in clay/limestone soils in Suzette. Organic farming, hand-harvested, very low yields, vinified with no additives, aged 50% in foudre 50% in vat. Elegant blackberry/blueberry aromas, quite pretty and floral. The palate is dense, ripe and structured with spicy black fruits that are deep but lifted by fresh acidity, and that continue in the long sappy finish. This is a Southern Rhone red with class and depth that's delicious now, best 2018 - 2023, and it's a fabulous value!

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Navarre 2012 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

This is a wonderful offering from St. Chinian. Grenache, Carignan and just a dash of Syrah marry well to create a deep and excitingly fresh wine from the Languedoc which is, as of recently, coming into its own as one of the great wine growing regions of the world. Old vines (treated in biodynamie, of course) that are planted in brown schist soils produce grapes of exceptional concentration and are the stepping stones to this fantastic cuvée. Native yeasts carry out a long, slow fermentation and the wine is raised in 500-liter neutral oak barriques to finish its journey. It is quite bright on the nose with that distinct Languedoc mustiness that we can all agree is one of the most pleasurable scents imaginable. Overripe plum, red currant, dried hibiscus and garrigue come to mind as well as deeper notes of gamey meats and blood orange zest. On the palate it is juicy and full of energy with a bloody touch of smashed red raspberries on the forest floor and a welcome acidity to balance it out. This is a serious wine made for any occasion. TG

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Possible (Loic Roure) 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Charivari

We met Loic Roure in the Loire Valley this past January and are very happy to have his wines at CSW. This is a small Domaine in the Roussillon, just west of Perpignan, close to the Spanish border. Roure works without chemicals in the vineyard, preferring small machines to larger plows. The wines are generally bottled with no sulfur though a small amount is used occasionally. Charivari is Roure's 100% Carignan bottling, vinified entirely using cold carbonic maceration. This is a fresh wine, fruit and funk mingling on the nose and giving way to a mouthful of dark, tangy fruits such as blackberry, plum, and black currant. Give this bottle some time to open up and make sure to serve it chilled! -msb

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Carmarans, Nicolas 2013 Vin de Pays de l'Aveyron Maximus

Nicolas Carmarans retired from being owner of the well-known wine bar, Café de la Nouvelle Mairie, in Paris and settled in Campouriez – a small commune in the Aveyron region of France. This is an austere yet beautiful region with mountains, medieval castles, and very few people. Nicolas farms organically and practices minimal intervention in the cellar with native yeast fermentations, no temperature control, no sulfur, and no filtration. Maximus is an invigorating wine made from Fer Servadou, a native variety, and undergoes carbonic maceration, preserving the fresh fruit characteristics of the grape. It is deep and bloody on the nose with cranberry, blood orange, iron, tomato leaf, pink peppercorn, and smoke. Fresh, zippy, and lighter in body with high-toned red berry fruits and notes of turned earth and spice on the palate, this would make a wonderful companion to a wide range of foods and is great on its own. Tim Gagnon

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Gonin 2012 Isère - Balmes Dauphinoises Persan

Although the exact origins of this grape variety are unknown, the earliest mention of Persan was in 1846 in the department of Isère. This is exactly what has brought Nicolas Gonin to work with this variety. Nicolas farms 4.5 hectares in the village of Saint-Chef and spends his time between his own domaine and working in a nursery tracing the lineage of ancient grapes and trying to bring back the lost varieties of his region. Gonin’s Persan is harvested by hand and destemmed before it is fermented with native yeasts in enamel vats. With 8-10 days of maceration before pressing, the wine gains a lot of depth and beautiful color. On the nose it shows dark plum, pomegranate seeds, and blackberry compote. The palate shows more plum with white pepper and minerals balanced by a fresh acidity and supple tannins. While not necessarily full-bodied, this would pair well with heartier food this coming winter! Tim Gagnon

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Domaine du Mortier 2014 Vin de France Brain de Folie

Domaine Mortier lies in the north of Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil and started with brothers, Fabien and Cyril Boisard. Together they work their 9 hectares of vineyards using biodynamic methods. Brain de Folie is made from Cabernet Franc planted on the south-facing, gravel slopes of Brain sur Allonnes, just west of Saint Nicolas. The grapes are hand-harvested and allowed to ferment with native yeasts before they undergo 2 weeks of carbonic maceration and aged for 4 months in tank. This is quaffability at an excellent value. Light-bodied, sublime freshness braced by food-friendly acidity make this one burger short of perfection. Amanda Bowman

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Calabretta, Cataldo 2012 Cirò Classico Rosso

This is a delicious — and ferocious — wine made the old fashioned way. That is, no sweet oak, no aromatic yeast and no purple color from over-extraction. We are very happy to present Cirò that is enjoyable today, but will mature beautifully in the cellar. This is a savory wine with wild berry tones that will show its best at the table with rustic cuisine such as roasts, spicy sausages and stews. John Rankin

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Clerico, Francesco 2010 Barbera d'Alba

Organically grown Barbera in one the most hallowed vineyards in Italy? Indeed, intriguing. This dark ruby Barbera offers a complex nose of black cherries, black olives, dried tobacco leaves, white pepper, sage, dark chocolate, ginger, nutmeg, and mesquite bbq. On the palate, a rounded tannic structure is seamlessly integrated with fruit and minerality; ending with a gripping finish. This tremendous value would be a perfect fall pairing with salumi, roasted game, or an osso buco stew. John Rankin

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Koch, Holger 2013 Baden Kaiserstuhl Spätburgunder

More lean and herbal than the 2012, but perhaps this tension gives it even more dimension. Rose petals, cranberry, oolong tea, and sumac. So graceful, subtle, and gorgeous, it is some of the most soulful and pure Spätburgunder found anywhere in Germany. Holger has a careful, thoughtful approach that is without match. He also has a knack for producing wines of serene depth and expression that are impossible not to drink with lusty abandon.The Spätburgunder is made from a parcel of 60-70 year-old vines planted by his father. Koch does not chaptalize, though it is both legal and common in Baden, and so he relies upon his stellar vineyard work and grape selection. Jonathan Kemp

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Bodega Cauzon 2014 Andalucia Mozuelo

I caught a glimpse of this luminous, electric fuschia-hued wine from across a crowded tasting and had to have some. Thankfully, it turned out to be delicious! Ramon Saavedra farms organically and adds no sulfur whatsoever to his wines. His vineyards face north on alluvial soils at the base of the Sierra Nevada range at over 1000 meters altitude in Andalucia, resulting in impressive freshness and definition. Mozuelo is 85% Garnacha and 15% Garnacha Tintorera, pressed after a 4 day maceration and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Grape skins, raspberries, fresh flowers, and thyme on nose; the tart-and-sweet flavors of perfectly ripe purple berries fill the mouth, with crisp acidity, sea salt, strawberry plants, and herbs. An impressive 12.5% alcohol, despite coming from all the way south in Spain. Try it with burgers, chocolate, and tangy aged cheeses (best served with a light chill). Ariana Rolich

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Viñas de Tacande 2008 Tenerife Tacoronte Acentejo Viña Tinto

Juan Jesus Mendez specializes in exotic varietal wines from own-rooted local grapes for his Vinatigo label. Tacande Tinto is one of Mendez' several side projects, blending 60% Baboso plus roughly equal parts Tintilla, Vijariego Negro, and Negramoll from the Tacoronte-Acenteo in the north of Tenerife. Aromas of savory coffee beans, blackberry sap, wild nettles, sea salt, and bay leaf zap you from the glass; the palate is broad and electric, with gushing red and purple berry fruit, sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, bitter berry stems and seeds, the umami of salty soy sauce, and generous acidity. Baboso wines cannot help but command attention, but this is one of the most novel and fabulous yet! Enjoy with barbeque, charcuterie, or a pot of spicy chili. Ariana Rolich

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Daniel Ramos Zerberos 2010 Castilla y León Del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos

When I first tasted this wine, I was instantly fascinated (and hooked).The Gredos Mountains, west of Madrid, are home to the most awe-inspiring and balanced Garnachas in the world. Power, tannin, and acid meet subtlety and terroir-expression in this unique, high-altitude region that is largely unknown to wine lovers, but will be acknowledged one day soon as the source for the world's highest expressions of the Garnacha grape. Del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos is a fierce and floral cuvée from the north-facing granitic sand and schist vineyards at upwards of 1000m surrounding the village of El Tiemblo (in Avila's Alberche River Valley). Aromas are cool, floral, and mineral, with cherry blossoms, rose, resin, rosemary, lavender, and sweet clover honey. The palate is anchored by finely-dispersed tannins, acidic spine, and slatey mineral depth, with shimmering raspberry, rich kirsch, rosemary, and savory forest floor. I have given this wine as a gift and opened it among friends a number of times. Yet I confess to wishing for my own bottle to sip and contemplate quietly... hopefully with a side-gift of some slow-roasted pork.This wine's elegance, depth, and beauty are not possible to describe completely. It is sure to change the way you think about Garnacha. Ariana Rolich

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Viña Zorzal 2013 Navarra Graciano 1.5L

Zorzal takes the Graciano grape to new heights with this inexpensive but outrageously delicious and well-made red from 35-year-old, organically farmed vines in Spain's Navarra region (Rioja's overlooked neighbor). This is a fresh, generous, and thirst-quenching red on the fuller side of medium-bodied that pleases everyone we've served it to so far! Pretty and perfumed, with flavors of juicy purple plum, ripe red raspberry, and dark cherry, violet flowers, soft funky earth, spearmint leaf, cinnamon spice, smooth tannins, rich texture, and just enough acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with native yeasts. Ariana Rolich

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Perdigão, Quinta Do 2009 Dão Alfrocheiro

Quinta do Perdigao is our go-to for authentic, terroir- and vintage-expressive wines from Portugal's Dao region. Their Alfrocheiro (known to Canary Island fans as Baboso) exhibits spicy berries, tangy red plum, and savory earth on the nose, with choke cherries, smoked meat and crunchy mineral soil on the finish. Serve alongside grilled meats and spicy stews. Ariana Rolich

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Turley 2014 Lodi Cinsault Bechtoldt Vineyard

This is a delicious and gulpable Cinsault from the gnarled 140-year-old vines of Lodi's Bechtoldt ranch, made to be enjoyed young by esteemed Turley winemaker and viticulturist Tegan Passalacqua. The 2013 flew off of our shelves, so we're pleased to report that the 2014 is just as fresh and fabulous. Pretty aromas of sweet blueberry and soft purple flowers with a generous, layered palate of red and black raspberry, rose petals, crunchy blackberry seeds, wild blueberry, and crumbled, minerally earth. Burgers from the grill and a roasted beet salad set the perfect scene... Stock up! Ariana Rolich

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Ampelos 2013 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

We love this vintage of Ampelos! Ripe, juicy, and versatile as always, with a super-fresh kick of acidity, Ampelos' basic Pinot Noir is composed primarily of grapes from certified organic and biodynamic Ampelos vineyard and John Sebastiano vineyard with 14 months in French oak (23% new). The zesty nose of cranberry, earth and peppery herbs precedes bright red raspberry and tangy cherry fruit flavors that combine with buoyant acidity, gentle tannins, rich licorice notes, and hints of tobacco, black pepper and thyme. A truly delicious everyday Pinot Noir from an estate with integrity. Ariana Rolich

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Dashe 2014 Mendocino Heart Arrow Ranch L'Enfant Terrible Zinfandel

The “Les Enfants Terribles” series from Michael could be described as a lighter shade of California. The wine ferments with the yeast present on the grape, and S02 levels are consciously kept to a minimum creating a wine with bright plum fruit reminiscent of one of Beaujolais’ more savory Crus. The Zinfandel in this wine hails from a biodynamic farm that incorporates livestock and other farm crops resulting in grapes grown with a deep respect for Medocino’s terroir. It’s hard to imagine a more gulp-able wine for summertime barbecues and picnics, but don’t forget to stick it in the ice bucket for a quick chill. John Rankin

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Ilarria 2014 Irouléguy Rosé

From the wise and affable Peio Espil, whose Fukuoka style organic farming produces brilliant wines in Irouleguy. His 2014 Rose is a gorgeous deep pink color with lovely aromas of ripe berry liqueur, rose-hips and citrus. The palate is dense and elegant with rich strawberry and red currant fruit balanced with fresh citrusy acids. The finish is pure and long with mineral-tinged red fruits. This is a unique and lovely wine and a great value as well!

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Cal Demoura 2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Qu'es Aquo Rosé

Mas Cal Demoura is one of the finest estates in the Languedoc, created by Jean-Pierre Jullien in th 1970s, now owned by isabelle and Vincent Goumard. The rose Qu'es Aquo is primarily Grenache and Cinsault grown on  pebbly limestone and clay soils in the Terasse de Larsac. Certified organic, hand harvested, very low yields. Aromas of ripe raspberry, red currant and white fruits with spice and citrus. Deep pure red fruits on the palate, quite pretty and long, with juicy red fruits in the crisp finish. Really pretty - serve with Salade Nicoise, grilled chicken or just sip by itself.

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La Bastide Blanche 2014 Bandol Rose

Michel and Louis Bonzo acquired this estate in 1970 which is situated in St. Anne de Castellet, an area in Bandol with a terroir rich in limestone. This terroir, along with the estate’s desire for maintaining low yields each vintage (never more than 34 or 35 hl/ha), gives structure, balance, and elegance to these wines.  This rosé is a blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, and 20% Cinsault and offers aromas of tangerine, nectarine, garrigue, and wild strawberry. On the palate it has nice weight and a gentle salinity that mingles well with fresh fruit. This would be excellent with fish and vegetable dishes. Tim Gagnon

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Manissy 2014 Tavel Cuvee des Lys Rose

Tavel, the warm, grenache-based rosé famously espoused by AJ Liebling, is perhaps more suited for the table than a light quaff on the patio. A darker pink than your typical salmon-hued wines of  Southern France with a palate to match, Tavel, if you'll forgive the idea, is a more "serious" rosé. The organically farmed Manissy 'Cuvée des Lys' is dark-fruited with ripe plum and garrique on the nose, with the spiciy warmth of sun-kissed Grenache on the medium-bodied palate followed by a hint of pleasing tannic bitterness on the finish. Served cool, this savory richness makes it a rosé especially suited for grilled meats, big flavors like tapenade, and sheep's milk cheeses on a late summer night. -John McIlwain

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Lafond, Jean-Pierre & Pascal 2014 Tavel Roc-Epine Rosé

This well-known family estate produces excellent Tavel from certified organic vineyards and includes Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc and Mourvedre! Floral strawberry and peach aromas with hints of melon and stone. the palate deepens with aeration and shows ripe strawberry, red currant and citrus with licorice and hazelnut - really lovely! Full bodied but with nice balancing acidity - serve with grilled tuna, pork or chicken or as an aperitif.

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Saumon 2014 VdF Rose La Boutanche

Rose of Gamay with a touch of Côt from Frantz Saumon in the Loire Valley of France! Frantz works a small organic (not certified) estate of 6 hectares with parcels in Montlouis and Touraine, and also purchases grapes from additional parcels each year. Since founding his estate in 2002, he has always made wines the natural way. La Boutanche is light, fresh, and bursting with berry fruits, making for a wine that goes down much too easy. Perfect for parties or picnics served with a chill! Tim Gagnon

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Chevrot 2014 Bourgogne Rose 'Sakura'

This Pinot Noir rosé is a blend of the saignée from villages and 1er cru fruit in Maranges, a straight pressing of Hautes Côte de Beaune fruit, and maceration pellicular of fruit from Hautes Côte de Beaune. Pale salmon in color and oh so fresh, the 2014 Sakura from Chevrot is what I desire in a rosé: racy minerality, bright acidity, and vivid fruit. The nose combines fresh strawberry, cherry, and crushed herbs, while the medium-bodied palate features wild strawberry, savory minerality, and a lively, somewhat spicy  finish. Try this perfect summer quaffer with marinated goat cheese, grilled chicken, or a salad made with fresh local greens. -John McIlwain

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Monte Bernardi 2013 Colli della Toscana Centrale Rosato

Rosato for the grill! Panzano is a picturesque Tuscan town in the heart of the Chianti Classico region’s rolling hills. It’s also home to the famous butcher Dario Cecchini and the fantastic Monte Bernardi estate, so it seems appropriate to pair your summertime burgers and steaks with a refreshing, but substantial, Rosato of Sangiovese from the region.  The Monte Bernardi 2012 Rosato is not a salmon-colored poolside sipper, but rather a very savory, complex, drink with flavors of salt, stone, earth, and a touch of sour-cherry fruit. The grapes used were grown biodynamically, and the winemaking is traditional: long ferments using native yeasts, aging in large, old barrels, and minimal addition of sulfur. John Rankin

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Monte di Grazia 2012 Campania Tramonti Rosato

We are excited to offer the fantastic ancient vine Rosato from Monte di Grazia for the first time! Anyone familiar with their delicious red and white (Chambers Street favorites) know the drill: mineral, complex expressions of high altitude vineyards planted to esoteric varieties inland from Campania’s Amalfi Coast. The Rosato pours darker than some red wines, and has much more structure than a typical pool-side quaffer. At a year old, the wine still has vibrant acid and plenty of sour/sweet strawberry fruit and a fresh finish—drink now, next summer, and every month in between! John Rankin

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Koehler-Ruprecht 2014 Pfalz Kabinett Trocken Pinot Noir Rose

Because this historic Pfalz estate is known for its salty, slightly nutty dry Rieslings, it was a bit unexpected to find that their rosé was pristine, pure, and extremely understated. Dry but not austere or sharp, the level of elegance and beauty here is extraordinary, and its balance and drinkability make this a sublime treat. Once again, Koehler-Ruprecht reminds us that they always transcend expectations. Jonathan Kemp

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Viña Zorzal 2014 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

Viña Zorzal offers some seriously delicious wines from old vines for very little money (as fans of their delightful red Graciano can attest). This one honors the traditional wine of the Navarra region - rosado of Garnacha - and is made from the Sanz family's low-yielding, head trained, organically farmed, old vine Garnacha. Fragrant red current, raspberry, and pink peppercorn aromas lead to distinctive crushed cranberry and strawberry fruit, with zesty pink grapefruit, tropical and herbal undertones on the finish. Zorzal offers impressive concentration, freshness, and complexity at an unbelievable price. Bold, clear, and comforting, we love this wine after a particularly long day and alongside anything from the grill. Its new label features an image of popcorn kernels because Xabi Sanz of Zorzal recommends it as an accompaniment to popcorn and a movie. We look forward to giving that pairing a try! Ariana Rolich

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Clos Saron 2013 California Tickled Pink

I drink one bottle of Tickled Pink rose all by myself each year, a ritual that dates back to a birthday gift of a bottle of the 2009 from my brother in California. (I don't think the wine made it to New York in those days.) Great memories of charcuterie, almonds, and an open window, balcony, or grill accompany the arrival of this wine each year. Last year, we did not receive any. Gideon Beinstock explains that the 2013 vintage took some time to stabilize and achieve the desired expression of the earth and grapes. He waited it out, and the results are outstanding! A lustrous, mineral-rich blend of Syrah, Graciano, and Verdelho, co-fermented for 18 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It has evolved beautifully since our first taste back in March, with gentle tannins, crunchy nectarine, tart cherry, white pepper, sea salt, pink flowers, and stones. A truly special and contemplative rose! Ariana Rolich

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Les Fouques 2013 Côtes de Provence Cuvée de l'Aubigue Blanc

Biodynamic for more than 20 years, the beautiful Domaine Les Fouques, near Hyères in Provence, makes outstanding rosés and this lovely white from 88% Rolle (Vermentino) with a bit of Clairette and Ugni Blanc. No chemicals in the vineyards, only organic composts made at the estate and plant-based biodynamic preparations. The wine is quite aromatic with pear, herbs, flowers, citrus and spice. The palate is dry with brisk acidity but rich with citrus, white fruits and melon. The finish is long with mineral and citrusy acids. Really an interesting and complex wine—try it with a ceviche, grilled fish, chicken and goat cheeses.

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Laguerre 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Blanc

Another great value from Eric Laguerre in the Roussillon! Made with Grenache Blanc, Maccabeo and Vermentino from organic high altitude vineyards on granite soils. Bright aromas of lime flower, stone, hay, anise and pear. Saline minerals on the palate with citrus, pear, hazelnut and herbal flavors. Firm acidity in the long, powerful finish with stone and citrus flavors. This is a unique and refreshing wine that will complement just abut any seafood or poultry dish and mild to full-flavored cheeses. Highly recommended, and a great value!

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Barou 2013 VdP Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne

The Barou family family makes delicious wines, and grows cherries and apricots on their mixed-use organic estate in the hills around Saint-Joseph and Condrieu. Their 2013 Vin de Pays Marsanne is a sensational value! Light bronze/gold color.  Aromas of lime-flower, honeysuckle, kiwi, citrus, apricot and hay, really quite pretty. Ripe stone fruits on the palate with lemon, spice, saline minerals and good balancing acidity in the long finish. Serve this lovely wine with chicken, full-flavored fish and Asian foods. Highly recommended!

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Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2013 Vin de France Rossingoux

Warning! This wine is not for everyone, but if you like natural wines that are outrageously delicious, complex and full of character, then you will love the Rossignoux 2013. From vines just east of the Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. Pale gold color. Intriguing aromas of dried pear, citrus peel, exotic fruit and herbs. The palate is dense with candied pear and apple, citrus, stone and caramel. Very long with saline minerals and firm acidity. Organic farming, no added SO2, Bravo to Christophe Foucher for his superb vineyard work and uncompromising natural vinifications!

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Val del Prete 2013 Roero Arneis 'Luet'

Bartolomeo Roagna and his wife Carolina were working as sharecroppers at “Val del Prete” (Valley of the Priest) when they bought the farm in 1977. Today they have 27 acres under wine and their son Mario has joined the family business. Val del Prete farms biodynamically and focuses on indigenous grapes like Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo. “Luet”, meaning small wolf in the local Piemontese language, is a floral, rich and creamy Arneis produced on sandy soil. 60% is fermented in stainless steel tanks and 40% in new French oak barrels. Perfect as an aperitif or with salads, seafood, simply prepared pork or chicken and creamy cheeses. Christine Manula

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Calabretta, Cataldo 2013 Calabria Bianco Ansonica

From a plot of Ansonica that is just over an acre comes this salty, fresh, white wine in Cirò. Although grown in Italy’s deep south, I found that this wine had plenty of minerality and a touch of citrus oil fruit. Ansonica is thought to be the same variety as Inzolia, a grape that is most often blended into Marsala. Although it is often thought to lack acid, this example is brisk and the perfect companion to shellfish. John Rankin

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Herencia Altès 2013 Terra Alta Garnatxa Blanca

Herencia's 100% Garnatxa Blanca is medium-bodied, dry, and juicy, with citrus fruits, apricot, hints of jasmine tea, fresh green herbs, and white pepper. The grapes come from head-trained vines (some up to 100 years old) in Spain's prolific Terra Alta region and are fermented in concrete for added zest. A refreshing, delicious, and versatile value! AR

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Barco del Corneta 2013 Castilla y Leon Verdejo Cucu

Winemaker Beatriz Herranz makes two delicious wines from organically farmed Verdejo vines, planted in 2008 on land inherited by her mother. The vineyards are in the Rueda D.O., but they don't work within the appellation because their approach to viticulture and winemaking is opposite of Rueda's industrial reputation. Cucu is a fresh and delightful young wine, bursting with bright citrus zests, bitter melon, herbs, and cool mineral nuance, courtesy of the 718 meters of altitude and siliceous sands and stones over clay and limestone subsoils. Beatriz is also recuperating some 100+ year-old vines on original rootstock in a neighboring village, so we can expect more excellent wines from Barca del Corneta! Ariana Rolich

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Ponce 2013 Manchuela Reto Albilla

Reto a perennial favorite among customers and staff, made of 100% Albilla, biodynamically farmed by Manchuela's Juan Antonio Ponce. Mouth-watering aromas are of crisp green apple, chewy peach skins, and fresh green herbs. Reto's characteristic blend of silky fruit and warm Mediterranean spice is balanced on the medium-bodied palate by bright acidity and a cool minerality that marks all of Ponce's wines: Meyer lemon, lime curd, musky apricot, lavender, lemon balm, coriander, and the long saline finish are reminiscent of some of our favorite young Chenin Blancs. An elegant, mysterious, and versatile wine that will pair fabulously with fish, poultry, and deviled eggs. Ariana Rolich

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  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferdinand 2013 California Albariño

We are picky about New World renditions of Albarino because we love the grape so much. Evan Frazier of Napa's legendary Kongsgaard winery has made one under his own label, Ferdinand, that we are thrilled to drink and recommend! The fruit comes from Lodi's Vista Luna Vineyard (Certified Green), farmed by respected grower and expert on Spanish varieties Markus Bokisch (a favorite source of Scholium Project's Abe Schoener). The fresh, pretty florals and pithy watermelon rind aromas continue onto the palate and mingle with lively flavors of lemongrass, orange water, minerals, citrus zests, and a welcome pinch of salt. Ariana Rolich

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  • white
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  • $22.99

Day Wines 2014 Willamette Valley Malvasia 'Mamacita'

Brianne Day's first pét-nat, Mamacita, features an image of a spicy Flamenco dancer, but it drinks more like a country line dancer.  Made from 100% organically farmed Malvasia grown in the Applegate Valley of Oregon, this effervescent bottling is as interesting as it sounds.  There is no added yeast or sulfur. Instead, shortly after the grapes are pressed, the wine is stabilized through exposure to oxygen lending the wine flavors akin to sour beer and dry cider.  A little sugar is added before bottling.  Baked bread and white flowers on the nose.  Golden hops, yeast, lemon zest and tart apples on the palate.  A refreshing option for a summer barbeque or any occasion calling for some fizz. Lily Sears

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  • white sparkling
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  • $31.99

Ruppert-Leroy NV Champagne Brut Nature "Fosse-Grely"

"I've never tasted a Champagne with so much red fruit" an experienced taster commented upon first nosing this spectacular bottle from Ruppert-Leroy. With 80% Pinot Noir from red clay and limestone soil in the Aube, we should expect red fruit, but such vivid, aromatic sour cherry and cranberry? Ruppert-Leroy, an estate that sold to the local cooperative from the 1980s until 2009, is a young Domaine in the town of Essoyes; they make single vineyard, single terroir, single vintage wines that are bottled Brut Nature (no dosage). The cuvée Fosse-Grély is a fabulous introduction to their style, which is ripe yet totally dry and vinous with abundant mineral depth on the finish. A fantastic effort that makes us look forward to more down the road! MSB 

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  • white sparkling
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  • no discount
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chartogne-Taillet NV Champagne Brut Le Rosé

Despite being a blend of several different parcels, a substantial portion of the grapes for this 60% Chardonnay- 40% Pinot Noir blend come from the 1.3 acre vineyard of Les Orizeaux in Merfy. Detailed soil analyses of this parcel and of all of Alexandre’s vineyards are beautifully rendered on his website, an informative rarity within Champagne.

Golden peach hues brighten to coppery edged flames for this noticeably dry and structured rosé. The nose hints at tamarillo, red currants, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin spice, and hickory powder. A broad and powerful palate offers yellow plum, rhubarb with a sour cherry finish. This will liven up an array of fatty dishes, but will pair perfectly with a chicken liver pâté. David Salinas

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  • white sparkling
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  • no discount
  • $52.99

Stein 2014 Mosel Rosé Secco

From the good Doctor Ulrich Stein in the Mosel, this sparkling rosé is mostly Pinot Noir and manages to be easy-drinking and refreshing while still having some earthy, dark, even slightly funky fruit. There is also a small percentage of Cabernet and Merlot that Stein plants just for fun, making this unique and fairly robust - but there is plenty of finesse and playfulness for fried foods and summer picnics. Jonathan Kemp

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  • rosé sparkling
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  • $22.99

  • Organic