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Whether you spend 4th of July by the pool, on the beach, or in front of the grill, a bottle of wine will likely be within reach. We've lined up some of our favorite American bottles to help beat the heat - fresh and lively whites, roses, and chillable reds - as well as some richer, meatier options for serious barbecues and holiday feasts.
In addition, we've assembled a July 4th Party Pack consisting of six delicious, unique, and versatile wines from California and Oregon (2 whites, 2 roses, and 2 reds), packed in our 6-bottle carrier and ready to go at an excellent price. Order online or stop by the store to pick one up. Cheers! Ariana Rolich
55% Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics from old vine plantings (up to 100 years old) around Sonoma County, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and raised in a nice bit of French oak for a bold, bright-fruited, silky, and satisfying wine that is unbeatable at this price.
This year's July 4th Party Pack contains 6 sensational summery wines at a great price (2 whites, 2 roses, and 2 reds) designed to quench thirst and pair with your beach or barbecue menus: Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, The i.e. Wine Company Picpoul Blanc, Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Rose, Porter Creek Rose, Il Campo Red, and Division Gamay. Wines that sell out will be replaced with selections of comparable value and quality.
Alex Krause and John Locke have a way with Malvasia Bianca. Their still bottling is the reason their Birichino label came to be, as well as one of California's most memorable whites year after year. The Petulant Naturel is lightly sparkling and lovely, Malvasia Bianca with a touch of Muscat Caneli. Savory, saline, floral, and fresh, dense with flavor - citrus fruits and rinds, green almond, salty minerality, and crisp stone fruit - but weightless and frothy on the palate. Recently confirmed to be very delicious with a dozen grilled oysters, topped with grated garlic and butter. Ariana Rolich
Organic and dry farmed with no added SO2 and fermented with native yeasts, this is California Sauvignon Blanc for Sancerre drinkers: brisk and clear, with tangerine, lime blossom, and crisp pear on the nose; fruity and giving on the palate, yet exceptionally acidic, with mouth-watering lemons, limes, green apple, lots of limestone mineral tone, and a hint of fresh green herbs. Ariana Rolich
In addition to perfectly elegant, age-worthy reds, Steve Edmunds produces one of California's lightest, purest white wines from Vermentino and Grenache Blanc. Heart of Gold exudes fresh white florals, mineral water, and tingly orchard fruit aromas; flavors are bright and defined, graceful and deeply mineral, with gentle rays of citrus pith and crisp pear, golden apple, and yellow peach. Acidity is abundant and well-integated. Ariana Rolich
The i.e. Wine Company is a new label from Lynn Wheeler, wife and business partner of Kenny Likitprakung (Ghostwriter, Hobo Wine Company). This is a talented winemaking family! Lynn's first i.e. wine is mouth-watering 100% Picpoul Blanc, fermented with native yeasts and pressed into a single neutral oak barrel, with mild, pretty aromas of apple blossom, dewy aloe, and lemons. Flavors are a burst of crunchy green apples, crispy stone fruit, lemon zests and salty minerals. If you're shucking some oysters or clams this weekend, have a bottle of i.e. Picpoul within reach! Ariana Rolich
Joseph Swan makes Grenache Blanc? Two, in fact, and they're glorious! This is Rod Berglund's first time making Grenache Blanc, from a tiny planting in Catie's Corner Vineyard, so he vinified it two ways: with and without skin contact. The Cuvee Orange spent 3.5 weeks fermenting on the skins, which imparted a gleaming jewel-tone topaz in the glass, with heady and floral aromas of exotic citrus oil, apricot, passion fruit, and wild flowers, with a refreshing rush of acid on the palate of Meyer lemon, grapefruit rind, pink peppercorns, crunchy peach, and juicy yellow plum. An inspired accompaniment to flounder or chicken from the grill, falafel and middle eastern spices, roasted pork with white beans, cheeses, and charcuterie (especially liver mousse). Buy some now and put a few bottles away - this is a special order for Chambers Street Wines! Ariana Rolich
Banshee is 100% Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast (including a large proportion from the excellent Heintz Vineyard), made by Ross Cobb, who has made many brilliant wines for Hirsch Vineyards as well as his own Cobb label. Fermented with native yeasts and raised for 11 months in French oak, of which 40% is new. Rich and vibrant with notes of creamy lemon curd, juicy stone fruit, and a hint of vanilla bean, with invigorating acidity and a big but graceful build. A wine of great integrity for $20. Ariana Rolich
Tom Monroe and Kate Norris of Division Wine Co. produce some of the most Francophile-friendly wines in the United States today. Their L'Avoiron rose is 100% Gamay from 30 year-old vines in Columbia Valley, Washington, harvested early and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. Cool, chiseled cranberry and orange fruit with rosey pink florals and soft wild strawberry. A light and lovely rose to drink all day! Ariana Rolich
Based on sheer number of bottles consumed, Birichino made my favorite domestic rose of 2015. A luminous pairing for everything from grilled squid with olives, garlic, and lemon, to bouillabaisse, asparagus salad, charcuterie, and beach sand, this incarnation of Birichino's Vin Gris combines the generous, fragrant fruit that we've come to expect of this pale, dry quaffer, with added structure, energy, and depth in 2015, reminiscent of elegant roses from Provence. Mourvedre from Beaucastel, grafted onto portions of the 105 year-old Besson Grenache vineyard, is blended with Cinsault from the historic Bechtold vineyard in Lodi, along with Grenache and a touch of Rolle (Vermentino). It is no surprise that this is an outstanding and serious rose at a very fair price. Ariana Rolich
Chris Brockway's Cassia rose is fascinating wine, pale and perfect, made of 100+ year-old Grenache Gris from Gibson Ranch in Mendocino county, crushed and macerated for 4 hours on skins and stems then pressed into neutral oak barrels for 4 months. Wispy, peachy florals and blood orange on the nose, with flavors of fresh raspberries, tart and silky cirus oils, musk melon, cherry pits, fresh acidity, and mineral length. A special bottle of wine, on its own or alongside shrimp, squid, or cured pork products. Ariana Rolich
Porter Creek is a father-son project between George and Alex Davis. George originally bought 40 acres of land in Sonoma in 1977, and started the winery in 1982. Davis père was the winemaker until 1997, when he passed the winemaking responsibilities to his son, Alex. The 2015 rosé is a scintillating blend of mostly Zinfandel (85%) and a bit of Carignan (15%). A rich, fruit forward rosé, this entices with ginger and baking spice aromas, and voluptuous ripe red cherry and cranberry flavors on the palate. An absolute go-to rosé for this summer's BBQs! Jonas Mendoza
A Chambers Street Wines exclusive: Magnums of Ode to Lulu Rose! This fresh, yet serious patio-sipping rosé is a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, and Carignan. The Mourvedre comes from old plantings at Bedrock Vineyard and Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley; the Grenache was planted in the 1880’s at Gibson Ranch in McDowell Valley; the Carignane planted in the 1950’s in Ukiah. On the nose, there are notes of summer strawberries and red cherries; after some time, the rosé considerably opens up on the palate, with flavors of blood orange, dried cranberries, red grapefruit, and dried sage and thyme. Thanks to our friends at Bedrock Wine Co. for sending a few double bottles of this delicious rose our way! Jonas Mendoza
Reagan and Carey Meador are unflinching in their commitment to responsible viticulture and experimental, small-scale vinifications. They have defied the odds to make what are (frankly) the most interesting, natural, and high-quality wines coming out of Long Island today. As some of our customers already know, following a year-long battle with the town of Southold, the Meadors were denied a variance to operate their tasting room at Southold Farm+Cellar. Understandably unable to expend more time and money haggling with small-town bureaucrats in order to survive, the Meadors decided to cut their losses and re-locate Southold Cellars to Texas wine country. This is a huge blow to Long Island and New York wine, yet it is hard to shed tears with a glass of this joyous Pet Nat in hand! You Pretty Things is 75% Syrah and 25% Goldmuskateller from Southold’s young estate vineyard, fermented with native yeasts and bottled with no SO2. A vivid, bone dry and bubbly light red wine, with flavors of earthy black cherry, roses, red currant, sweet smoke, and a hint of clove. We lament the exit of this talented family and their sorely-needed innovation from a wine region that rarely dares to break the mold. And we look forward to many great (Texan) wines from Southold Farm + Cellar ahead! Ariana Rolich
Gris Fonce is unusually delicious wine from a unique place, Crooked Acres Vineyard, a co-fermented field blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, which was planted at 1500 feet altitude below an extinct volcano in Underwood Washington (on the Oregon border). Fermented 100% whole cluster with native yeasts and raised in neutral French oak, 2015 Gris Fonce displays notes od black currant and tea leaves with tart cranberry, sour cherry, bitter earth, green peppercorn, and salty soil. A true lover of wine, Joe Swick has gained our admiration for his wide-ranging, fascinating zero-sulfur vinifications of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, or (in this case) both. Serve this wine with a chill. Ariana Rolich
Division Wine Co.'s 2015 releases are addictively delicious, starting with this blend of Gamay from four different vineyards in Eola-Amity, with some carbonic maceration, for a light, luscious, delicately floral and exuberantly fruity red wine. Notes of ripe strawberry and wild cherries, flecked with spicy wild rose and a hint of licorice root. Ariana Rolich
What to do while we wait for Enfield's fabulous Shake Ridge Tempranillo to mature? Drink Pretty Horses! Enfield's John Lockwood is a long-time lover of Spanish wines, the rare new-world winemaker who understands the potential finesse and complexity of Tempranillo. Pretty Horses made from 2 well-known sites: Shake Ridge in Amador County and Matthew Rorick's (Forlorn Hope) Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras. Hibiscus, black pepper, spicy raspberry and earthy cherry, oregano, and orange oil on the nose, with a bright, earthy palate of red plum, stewed strawberry, cherry cola, and thyme, with soft, sweet tannins and and warm soil on the finish. Ariana Rolich
The Turley 2015 Cinsault is a wine I will reach for with little or no excuse all summer long. With bold aromas, lightweight on the patate, and with real depth of flavor, it exemplifies why I love this grape. Coming from some of the oldest Cinsault vines in the new world (originally planted in 1886!), it shows tart berry fruit on the nose with a swirl of red roses and lavender, and a hint of mint and chamomile. On the palate the red fruit follows through, backed more by leather and roses than herbal notes. Silky smooth texture and light tannins are lifted by acidity, giving it a rich texture without being at all heavy. Pair with lightly spiced meat (BBQ!), smoked salmon, or soft cheese and enjoy. Andy Paynter
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
A blend of two legendary Oregon vineyards, Maresh and Momtazi, Kelley Fox's 2014 Mirabai Pinot Noir is considerably more structured and fruit-forward than the 2013, reflecting the warmth and sunshine of the vintage. Initially enticing with dried black cherry and sage notes, this vintage is chock full of ripe black fruits with savory, herbal, and baking spice undertones. Jonas Mendoza
Minimus raises the bar for domestic Grenache. Winemaker Chad Stock picked his Grenache early from the iron-rich sandy soils of Soloro Vineyard (Applegate Valley, southern Oregon) to retain freshness, fermented with whole clusters "to bring spice and structure to the palate for balancing the fruit" and aged the wine in neutral oak for 6 months. This wine is generous and supple, a mouthful of juicy wild red and black raspberries and black currants, with heady purple florals, pie spice, salty black licorice, lemon thyme, and pepper. This is one of the few domestic Grenache wines that I give as a gift to the best Garnacha growers in Spain - it is that good! - and a luscious pairing for meats from the grill or smoker and desserts of fresh berries with chocolate. Ariana Rolich
Stephy and Brian Terrizzi make some of the best domestic values on the market under their popular Broadside label. Their Giornata wines are slightly under the radar, despite being their first love and original label, and showcase their deep connection to the winemaking and native varieties of Italy. Il Campo marries rich texture, perfectly ripe fruit, and vivacious acidity - a Californian take on quality Italian table wine. A balanced blend of Sangiovese, Aglianico, and Barbera from organically farmed vineyards in Paso Robles, bursting with sweet purple plum, juicy cherry flesh, earthy nettles, resinous green herbs, and tangy pick peppercorns. Pair with grilled meats andsausages or pasta with eggplant and tomato sauce. Ariana Rolich
Dark, complex, mouthfilling, and rich, this Zinfandel is a classic example of why the Dry Creek Valley is so famous for intense Zinfandels. The price point is very compelling for a wine that delivers all of the spice and fruit that we associate with the region. We are always impressed with the balance that Michael Dashe achieves in his wines and suspect that he coaxes added complexity out of native yeast ferments and months in used barrels. Buy now and be the hero at your next barbecue.
Kudos to our friend Richard Luftig for the phenomenal quality and price of Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2013 is the deepest, most focused and delicious vintage yet for Pied a Terre. Rich ripe plum, tart black berries, with red raspberry and black pepper, deep, resinous herbs - thyme and oregano - with dark, smokey earth. There is great energy and elegance in this bottle, which will elevate your next meal of steaks and lamb burgers from the grill. Ariana Rolich