Alsace

Bechtold 2018 Cremant d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois/Chardonnay)

A blend of Pinot Auxerrois and Chardonnay (yes, Chardonnay in Alsace!) from a long-time organic estate in Alsace. Very classy, dry and framed by mineral cut. There's enough golden fruit and brioche on the nose to give the sense of broadness, but overall it's a clean and fresh traditional style sparkler... and a fantastic deal!  -EL

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Frick 2014 Alsace Grand Cru Muscat Steinert

Grand Cru Steinert is the steepest vineyard in Pfaffenheim with bedrock of limestone covered with thin stony soil and rocks with fossilized shells, very dry and porous, famous for wines with intense mineral flavors. The 2014 Muscat is extremely dry (0.5 g/l RS) with 12.6% alcohol, a beautifully balanced wine. The aromas of citrus and white flowers typical of Muscat are joined by almond, stone and earth. The palate is quite earthy with subtle flavors of citrus, peach and almond, with a bit of the musky flavor found in natural wines. The finish is all minerals and citrus expressing the limestone terroir. A Vin Nature to contemplate with a full-flavored raw milk cheese, or perhaps sauteed monkfish with ginger and garlic. Best to decant or open a day or two in advance...

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Frick 2020 Alsace Grand Cru Riesling Steinert

Grand Cru Steinert is the steepest vineyard in Pfaffenheim with bedrock of limestone covered with thin stony soil, very dry and porous. The wine shows a bright gold color with aromas of limestone, honeysuckle and verveine with a touch of iodine - the palate is ripe and energetic with saline flavors framing citrus confit, white fruits, with a long mineral finish. Every so slightly off-dry, in a welcome, food-friendly way. Less than 15mg/l of SO2, 14.3% alcohol, 7.5 gr/l RS

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

Pignard 2016 Morgon

Arrives 10/5 (Our note from 2018) We're very proud to have the lovely Morgons of Roland Pignard at Chambers Street. From high-elevation 50 to 60 year-old vines in the commune of Saint-Joseph north-west of Villié-Morgon,  in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes."  Biodynamic farming, no SO2 until a minimal dose before bottling, with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The wine shows a bright medium red color with elegant aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and earth with rose and violet. The palate is deep and ripe with firm acidity but stays light on its feet at 12.5% alcohol, with black and red fruits and mineral flavors that continue in the long finish. The "Tradition" cuvée is slightly rounder and deeper, but there is little difference between the wines in this super vintage for the Pignards. Serve cool with chicken and pork dishes, and put a few bottles away for five years as well. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2016 Morgon Cuvee Tradition

Arrives 10/5  (Our note from 2018) The Pignard's Morgon Cuvée Tradition is simply superb in 2016. Good friends with Christian Ducroux, the Pignards practise similar methods of biodynamic farming and natural vinifications. Produced from steep hillside vineyards, the wine ferments naturally, with approximately 10mg of SO2 added and spends a year in vat followed by a year in old barriques. The 2016 vintage was a difficult one for the growers, resulting in low yields, but with a sunny late season that produced beautiful wines with pure fruit, light to medium body and firm acidity. The 2016 Morgon Tradition is a superb wine, showing a deep red color and aromas of ripe morello cherry, strawberry and black raspberry liqueur, with violet, rose, orange peel and earth. There is berry liqueur on the palate which is dense and long but not heavy. It's well balanced and bright at 12.5 % alcohol, finishing with sappy black fruits, citrus and earth. Serve in it's vibrant youth with steak frites, charcuterie, coq au vin and cow cheeses. This will be worth cellaring, best perhaps 2022 - 2026. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Chateau Micalet 2019 Haut Medoc Origine

(Arrives 10/5) The Chateau Micalet Haut-Medoc "Origine" is from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grown on deep beds of gravel in Lamarque. The Fedieu familu created this wine to be a slightly lighter and more ready-to-drink version of their Haut-Medoc, with a shorter cuvaison and without aging in wood. The Origine has a beautiful nose, with ripe blackberries, dried blueberries and an elegant combo of orange peel and clove. On the palate, the wine is full and bold, with black pepper, dark cherry and a zesty accent of cassis and plum peel. Structurally, the wine shows just enough generous texture, a mineral zing, and medium acid. A fantastic buy at under $25! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Grolet 2018 Côtes de Bourg Tête de Cuvée

 This is the special cuvee of old-vines from Chateau La Grolet. Aromatically extremely ripe and complex, it has cassis liqueur, fig, prune and cedary notes that continue on the palate that is ripe but balanced with good acidty and structure. Long-time biodynamic farming has given this young wine an earthy complexity and depth that is sadly lacking from today's cookie-cutter, oaky, over-extracted Bordeaux. The finish is long with mineral and acid notes balancing the ripe red and black fruits, cocoa and smoke. Lovely to drink now, this wine should be fabulous in 5 to 10 years or more. Congratulatons to our friend Jean-Luc Hubert and family for making the lovely organic wines of Chateau Peybonhomme and Chateau la Grolet!

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grolet 2019 Côtes de Bourg "Origines"

 Chateau La Grolet has been certified organic and Biodynamic since 2000. Double Guyot pruning, spontaneous winter grass cover. Soil tillage during the spring, every other row ploughed. Treatments combining small quantities of Bordeaux mixture with herbal teas such as horsetail or nettle. The blend is 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet-Franc, 5% Malbec.  The Hubert family's great farming creates this sensational value Bordeaux which is truly a subtle, complex and profound wine. When young, it is dominated by red and black fruit aromas, then as the years pass, cocoa and mild tobacco notes combine with hints of spice and earth. Can be drunk young but is also a very good wine for laying down, recommended cellaring time: 5 - 10 years.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Grave Figeac 2016 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

(Arrives 7/29) Château La Grave Figeac converted to organic farming in 2009 under owner/winemaker Laurent Clauzel. Located at the border of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol on sandy clay and gravel soils over the limestone, it's neighbors are Cheval Blanc and Figeac in Saint-Emilion and La Conseillante in Pomerol. The blend here is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 45 years. 2016 is a classic Bordeaux vintage - the wine shows a bit more structure and weight than the lovely 2014. The nose is pungent and earthy when just opened, but quickly transitions to something more elegant. Dark roses, black cherry, blueberries, and a lovely anise aroma. The palate is fantastic - energetic mineral core splashed with flavors of ripe cherry, beach plum, and raisins. There is a distinct, healthy note of spicy black pepper on the tongue. Surprisingly fresh, well integrated tannin and great acidity. Drink now or hold for 5-10 years! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Peybonhomme 2019 Premières Côte de Blaye Cru Bourgeois

(Arrives July 9) Biodynamic farming, native yeasts, wild fermentations, good value –all phrases not typically associated with Bordeaux. Yet, each year the Hubert family provides us with just that in their staple cuvee from the Côte de Blaye. The Cru Bourgeois is a blend of mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Malbec. Generously aromatic  owing to the rich clay soils in which it is grown, the 2019 offers crushed violets, cassis, and rhubarb on the nose. The palate shows the warm vintage with finesse. Cascades of ripe red fruit, black currant, and spice, with supple tannins and an undercurrent of chalky minerality. This is a great addition to the dinner table alongside grilled meat or sipped on its own.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2019 Vin de France Les 2 C (Syrah/Touriga)

(Arrives July 9) The Hubert family welcomes newborns Camille and Colette with the new cuvée 2 Cs. "Syrah and Touriga Nacional, unusual among us in the Gironde but which, thanks to Biodynamics, wonderfully reveal our terroir." The wine is supple and ripe with soft tannins, a perfect easy-drinking red to serve cool with grilled foods and picnics this summer. The Syrah, resting on limestone, has a nice expression here, and the subtle leathery character from the Touriga Nacional plays well. The aromas are not dominated by Syrah notes, thankfully, and all in all this is a very nice bottle, even more Atypical than "L'Atipyque!"

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2019 Vin de France (Médoc) (9/21)

(Arrives 9/21) Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. In the glass, the '19 is rich and plummy in color. The nose is heady, with awesome smells of mint, fresh garden soil, graphite, and pungent  dark flowers. Flavors steer towards ripe forest fruits, like blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Anise and herbs, with crunchy minerals, add flare to the wine's fruit. Great density, a velvety texture with engaging tannins and bright acidity. Definitely a bold Bordeaux, clocking in at 15% ABV, but so delicious, well structured and drinkable. Yum! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

Bordeaux White

La Renouée 2020 Vin de France Les Vieux Semillons

(Arrives 7/29) Winemaker Guillaume Dussans has planted 17 ancient grape varieties formerly grown in Bordeaux on his small domain on a hillside in Cadillac.  He is also making this "Les Vieux Semillons" from vines planted in 1945 - harvested in 3 different times on purpose (not perfectly ripe (to keep acidity), ripe and overripe) and fermentation occurred with and without the skins, then aged in barrels, all this to bring as much complexity as possible. "Our whites are macerated in whole berries to obtain more fat and complexity, it's skin-contact. We work with old tools, without thermoregulation, with a manual wooden press, bronze, brass or copper valves in order to give the tannins a patina during ageing. In short, it's old fashioned!" It is incredibly fascinating in the glass. Golden yellow in color. On the nose, it is fresh and grassy, with cured lemon, sea salt, green tea and an aromatic earthiness - like wet sculpting clay. The plate has great fruit, with lemon and savory apricot. There is a touch of smoke and salt, with a finish of yellow cherry. Zingy in structure, with high acid and great minerality. Highly recommended!  David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping) This is the tenth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 15 years old, 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon,  certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. The 2019 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but with good freshness, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Peybonhomme 2020 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Arrives Oct 5) This is the eleventh vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 16 years old, certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. In 2020, Le Blanc is 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon, and 10% Columbard, and shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows good ripeness again in the 2020 vintage, but with better freshness and lower alcohol than the '18 and '19, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

Buisson, Henri & Gilles 2020 St. Romain La Perriere

From a parcel of forty-year old vines, roughly 325 meters above the valley and village of Saint Romain. The soils here are intensely chalky and this comes across immediately. This is extremely fine, with touches of citrus, white flowers and toasted bread giving dimension around the incisive mineral flavors. The acidity in all three wines today is quite astonishing - this is racy and snappy and very precise. Probably the lightest of the range today, this feels very much in conversation with first-rate Chablis. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Buisson, Henri & Gilles 2020 St. Romain Sous Le Chateau

'Sous Le Chateau' comes from vines averaging thirty years, but high on the slope (nearly 400 meters above sea level) and facing south-southeast. This is the fullest feeling of the Buisson St. Romains, with ripe lime and orange citrus, white peach and apricot notes and some sweet spice up front. There is excellent length on the palate and plenty of stoniness at the back end. The feeling of balance here is impressive, as well as an overall drinkability that creeps up until the bottle is empty and one is left wondering what happened. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $48.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

Guillemot-Michel 2015 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

(Arrives 8/2) This is a cellar release this year. Picked in two passes on August 30th and then September 18th, to produce a wine that shows richness and freshness in equal measure. The primary fruit here has begun to develop into something a little earthier and more complex, toasted almond and hazelnuts and salty notes muscling in alongside apricot and yellow apple. Incredible acidity here for such a hot vintage. This has so much life in it, no doubt in part to four decades of dedication to organic and biodynamic farming. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2019 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

(Arrrives 8/2) Created in 2017, this cuvee is issued from grapes in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard, vinified in amphora of 800 liters. The 65 year-old vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" an old root-stock obtained in 1880, giving very low yields with magnificent small grapes, of a deep gold color. The Retour a la Terre presents the exotic notes typical of the domaine with an extra dimension of expression due to the respiration of the amphora. The small grapes of "Champ-Rond" ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol -  they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the elevage in amphora gives the wine a great purity.  The wine shows elegant floral, white fruit, apricot, lemon and stone aromas. The palate is round, dense and silky with fabulous length. This is a superb white Burgundy that is delicious now and will cellar beatifully for fifteen to twenty years. Highly recommended!

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillemot-Michel 2019 Viré-Clessé Une Bulle

(arrives 8/2) The Guillemot-Michel "Une Bulle" comes from a tiny parcel of old vines on limestone with red clay, high in iron. The wine is a Pet-Nat (Methode Ancestrale) that is bottled after a short period of fermentation, leaving enough sugar in the wine for the fermentation to continue and create the desired bubbles. The wine is aged in bottle on the lees for around 18 months, then riddled and disgorged and re-bottled with a bit more "Une Bulle."  The result is a very delicious aged Pet-Nat showing honeyed aromas of pear and white peach with hints of almond, marzipan and brioche. On the palate the mousse is soft and creamy with flavors of peach and quince  with lime-flower and minerals and a long finish of white fruits, citrus peel and firm acidity. This is a delightful wine to sip by itself or pair with mild cheeses, patés and terrines, fruit desserts..  David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillemot-Michel 2020 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

(Arrives 8/2) Retour A  La Terre (Return to the Earth) is named for the parcel and the aging process. The vines come from a piece of the vineyard heavy with clay. They are on average about 65 years old, on a very old strain of rootstock that produces tiny but brilliantly ripe clusters of chardonnay. The wine that results is aged in three large clay amphora, allowing the wine to breathe without the influence of oak. The 2020 is excellent, with juicy white and yellow fruit, and the same feeling of purity and clarity as Quintaine. No shortage of finesse here. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2019 Macon-Villages

(Mid-August arrival) Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes makes this lovely Mâcon-Villages (100% Chardonnay)  from certified organic parcels in Viré-Clessé, Chardonnay and Montbellet, on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica. Minimal SO2 is added before bottling. The nose opens with bright lemon and cool mineral notes. An hour later after opening up in the glass,  nutty, toasty notes and green melon come to the fore. On the palate, the initial notes were of high acid, spritzy citrus and a pronounced leesiness. After an hour in the glass, the palate skewed richer with more of the toasty, nutty notes found on the nose balancing out the high acid citrus notes. The finish is long and concentrated  from the 20 months on the lees. As the wine has just landed from France, give it a week or two to settle and give it an hour decant open opening, the wine will reward you for your patience!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Lafouge 2020 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

The Lafouge Auxey-Duresses "Les Hautés" is from a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault "Les Vireuils."

"The 2020 Auxey-Duresses Blanc “les Hautés” from Monsieur Lafouge is another beautifully racy and minerally example of the vintage. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a blaze of green apple, fresh lime, dried flowers, beeswax, limestone minerality and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is precise, full-bodied and snappy, with a lovely core, excellent soil inflection and grip, bouncy acids and a very long, focused and very promising finish. Again, just a bit of patience will be handsome dividends with this excellent young wine."  John Gilman "View from the Cellar"

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 29 in stock
  • $31.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $104.99

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  • 6 in stock
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  • 24 in stock
  • $35.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

Moreau-Naudet 2020 Chablis Pre-arrival arrives week of 7/

This is sourced from vines between twenty and sixty years old and aged all wood. This is Chablis at its most inviting. It's full of juicy white fruit, peach and pear and feels generally supple and accessible from the moment the cork is pulled. But what is most captivating and engaging is the mineral component here. Chablis is defined by its limestone soils and at its best its character comes through as something I have always identified as "Welch's grape soda." Some people compare it to fennel or licorice, others to something else - it's somewhat nebulous, as tasting stones is not something we do in life. But whatever it is, this wine has it. The finish is stained with this unique expression of limestone, which is what we should ask of it. Outstanding for the price. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $114.99

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

Vocoret, Eleni & Edouard 2020 Chablis Bas du Chapelot

Bas de Chapelot comes from a 3.2 hectare parcel just below Montée de Tonnerre. It is the Vocoret's only parcel on the right side of the river bank. The soil is deep, clay and limestone, and Kimmeridgian (moyen). The vines are now 40 years old vines and due to their proximity to the riverbed are very exposed to frost.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $374.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Drey Moutier 1.5L

Whereas the Les Goulats is a more powerful and structured Coteaux, Les Drey Le Moutier is more overtly chalky and high-toned. The robe is an intense ruby. The nose (worth the price of admission) is spicy and red-fruited with notes of rose petal and cherry stone and though structured, the palate is a bit more juicy on the palate. Both of Coteaux Rouges are poised and elegant, though this is more silk to Goulats' (very pretty) velvet. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Les Goulats 1.5L

100% organically-farmed Pinot Noir. Les Goulats is a single parcel located in Chamery. The northeast-facing slope is comprised of sandy clays over limestone. For the Coteaux Rouge, the grapes are destemmed. The 2018  Coteaux Champenois Rouge Les Goulats is a most expressive Coteaux. Black-fruited, ripe, and a bit bosky on the nose. The palate shows black cherry and black berry seed fruit on a broad and structured palate. Impressive length and fine-grained tannins beneath fruit bode for excellent ageability. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Godmé, Hugues 2009 Champagne Brut 1er Cru Les Alouettes Saint Bets

Hugues Godmé 2009 Les Alouettes Saint Bets Brut is a single vineyard blanc de blancs from Villers-Marmery near the border with Verzy. The soils of this climat are very chalky with little topsoil. The grapes are farmed biodynamically, vinified in neutral oak with native yeasts, with no malolactic fermentation, and bottled with low sulfur. There is an electric sense of chalky minerality to this Champagne. While there is a degree of richness to the wine that hints at Verzy, and a silken quality on the palate derived from its time in wood, ultimately a cool, deft sense of fruit and chalkiness defines the nose and palate. Still a bit taut, there are floral and citrus oil notes on the nose, followed by Meyer lemon and a subtle salinity on the palate. The mousse is fine and the finish long, complex, and supple. This should shine brightly with a bit more time in the bottle.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

Marguet Père and Fils NV Base 2018 Champagne Extra Brut Shaman

The blend of Pinot and Chardonnay changes year to year based on the release but what doesn't change is how delicious the wine is. A wonderfully savory wine, with lime and little red fruit notes dancing around the edges, but the core of this is all dill and sour cream and saltiness. If there were ever a wine for smoked salmon!!! No sulfur here at all and still so precise. A fabulous Shaman. Sam Ehrlich

  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $174.99

Oudiette x Filles NV (2018 Base) Champagne Uni Terre Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay from a pair of lieux-dits in Beaunay in the Petis Coteaux du Morin, located southwest of Épernay. The soils are comprised of clay and silts over chalk and sandy clay. The vins clairs are fermented with indigenous yeasts half in oak, half in tank. The wines are aged for 36 months before disgorgement and bottled with 2 grams dosage. This jumps right out of the gate with lemon curd, fresh white flowers and a bit of guava. There is plenty of weight in the mid-palate and a lovely creamy finish. We will be continuing to follow the ladies of Oudiette x Filles for years to come, mark these words.

  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Pouillon, R 2015 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Chemin du Bois

A single parcel of Pinot Noir in Mareuil, the second fermentation begins here with the addition of a small percentage of reserved juice from the same harvest that is held unfermented. No dosage and five years on the lees.

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 42 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

Cote-de-Beaune

Chantal Lescure 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Chouacheux

From a 1.5 hectare parcel of 50+ year-old massale selection vines on clay/limestone soils rich in iron, in this excellent 1er cru vineyard at the foot of the slope in Beaune. (Near Pommard and below "Les Vignes Franches" and the "Clos des Mouches") 2018 is a great vintage for the Chantal Lescure "Chouacheux" which  shows very floral aromas of ripe, fresh red and black fruits, with hints of brown spice, citrus zest and earth. There is ripe, sappy, chalky fruit on the palate which is silky and elegant with raspberry, red currant and cherry fruit, really lovely and very long - backed by firm acidity and the ever-present core of minerality found in the Chantal Lescure wines. Quite delicious now, this beautiful Chouacheux is highly recommended and should be best 2024 - 2035+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots

Was $114.99


Pertuisots is part of the original Domaine Duchet purchase and has been a consistent star since the inception of des Croix. Sitting just below Les Aigrots and the legendary Clos des Mouches on the way to Pommard, the soils here are also rich with iron and limestone. This is generally a powerful wine  with formidable structure in its youth,  but as it unwinds the fruit sweetens and a beautiful gamy saltiness develops. There is always a decent percentage of whole clusters in the fermentation to help balance the natural intensity here.Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

Rateau 2019 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2019 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with %100 whole-clusters, bringing a bit more structure and tannin to this deeply fruited wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky, ripe and sapid, showing the density of the 2019s with lush black berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, best perhaps 2023 - 2030+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $144.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $374.99

  • Organic

Magnien, Henri 2019 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

The northernmost edge of Gevrey, 'Champeaux' is high on the hill, and a jigsaw puzzle of terraces and different exposures. The rocky soils make for very precise and long-lived wines. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

Loire

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clos Coudray (Arrives 9/30)

Stéphane Orieux's father Joseph converted the estate to organic agriculture back in 1967, and Stéphane has continued the great vineyard work of this father. Clos de la Coudraye is a one hectare parcel in Vallet on granite subsoil with very old vines. The 2020 spent 18 months sur-lie before bottling. It's a lovely wine with ripe high-toned aromas of lemon confit, melon, dried herbs, white pepper and pear, a hint of smoke; the palate is dense and crystalline, a bit fresher than the 2018, with stone, saline, citrus, pear and anise flavors, with a lovely, creamy texture and meyer lemon and oyster shell in the finish, framed in firm acidity. A delicious classic Muscadet from granite soils, drink now or hold for 10 to 15 years. (A bottle of 2014 tasted recently  was superb!) Highly recommended!

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2020 Vin de France Eonios (Sans Soufre)

(Arrives 7/15) The 2020 Bregeonnette "Eonios" is made with zero added SO2, from grapes grown on micaschiste terroir.  A living wine with freshness, character and beautiful energy. Open, expressive nose showing notes of apricot, citrus zest and subtle nutty/ almond aromas. Medium-bodied, with generous acidy that creates a nice tension with the round texture on the palate, with quince and dried fruit notes coming through on the lengthy finish. This needs some air to show its full potential, so decanting is recommended, or open a few hours before serving.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2018 Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

The Clos Sénéchal is a south-facing mid-slope vineyard, with soils of clay and limestone over the Turonian limestone bedrock, in organic and biodynamic farming since 1990. The vines are 35 to 50 years old, replaced slowly by massale selection. The grapes are hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates, there is a three-week alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts, no added SO2. Two year elevage in Grenier foudres with minimal SO2 added before bottling (approx 20mg/l). This is historically a wine that cries out for some time in the cellar. THAT SAID - the 2018 is very pretty and approachable, with red and black plum fruit at the core, with dried violets and cool savory mineral notes. There is still plenty of structure here that will allow for time in the cellar but unlike some of the Sénéchals of the past you can happily crack one now and have a delightful evening of drinking!

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chidaine 2021 Touraine Clos de la Grange

This incredible Loire Valley producer based in Montlouis sources grapes from several vineyards in Touraine to create this classic, easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc at an affordable price. Vinified and aged in stainless steel, this wine is described by the Chidaines: "Dry and fruity white wine with a limpid and brilliant color. Floral nose that gradually reveals a delicate citrus bouquet. The palate is balanced between a beautiful freshness and lovely ripe fruit. To be enjoyed now as an accompaniment to grilled fish, shellfish, shrimp and avocado salad, goat cheese or simply as an aperitif."  An excellent choice for fans of Sancerre, or those looking for a light, crisp, mineral-driven white.

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Delmée, Philippe 2020 Vin de France La Vieux de La Vieille

"Les Vieux de la Vieille" is a French film about 3 mischievous old pranksters who move to a retirement home, much to the joy and relief of their village. Hilarity ensues when they grow bored of the retirement home and return to the village to cause havoc. Philippe is a fan of the film and likes the idea of these 3 old men who love to drink, eat and joke their way through life. Not so easy to compare the theme to the wine, but I do love the dark and more concentrated (old man) expression of Cabernet Franc that's balanced with energetic lift and "natty"/wild (mischievous) aromatics. Vines for this cuvée are about 40 years old, grapes are destemmed and see a bit more of a traditional maceration, with some pigeage (pumping over), albeit gentle. This yields a fuller and more meaty style of Cab Franc, compared to Philippe's juicy and light "Ca Faye Douze" bottling.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2020 Vin de France Ch'nins on Boit

This is the one Chenin Blanc that Philippe was able to produce from the 2020 vintage. Vinified in small barrels, and then aged in a large old barrel, this is a broad, 'leesy' expression. Very Anjou, with ripeness and mineral-driven sharpness and structure from the Schist soils. This firm mineral backbone gives structure and lingers long into the finish. On the palate, it has nice medium weight and density. We recommend letting this Chenin breath for a while.    -EL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2020 Vin de France Ni Rouge Ni Blanc

Grolleau and ..... Chenin Blanc! Because why not! As they say, it's neither red nor a white. Instead you have a wine that drinks like a white, with loads of acidity and zero perceptible tannin, and has the lively and bold red fruit of the Grolleau to give it the feel of an infused tonic of sorts. Very drinkable! You can also just keep it in the fridge like a white and sip on it anytime you like!  -EL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2020 Vin de France Ni Rouge Ni Blanc 1.5 L

The same delicious wine in 1.5 Liter magnum

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Forgues, Valerie 2020 Vin de France Icone (Pineau d'Aunis)

(Arrives 9/20) 70% Pineau d’Aunis/20% Cabernet Franc/10% Gamay. 2020 is the very first vintage of "Icône". Averaging 30 years old, the vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire. They are certified-organic and tended and harvested by hand. The bunches were destemmed and fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur in stainless steel and fiberglass tanks; the Pineau and Cabernet Franc were co-fermented, with the small bit of Gamay added after vinification to lighten up the blend. The wine was aged in vat and bottled without filtration and with minimal sulfur. The Icône shows a fairly dark red/black color with very pretty and surprisingly deep aromas of peppery, earthy berry fruits - typical of Pineau d'Aunis but with an extra layer of ripeness from the Cab Franc. On the palate there are firm juicy acids and velvety, chalky fruits as well, a nice melange of spicy cherry and berry fruits that is sapid and refreshing, with the juicy acidity lingering in the finish. Serve cool with just about anything...enjoy!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gilbert, Philippe 2021 Menetou-Salon Rosé

Once again, Philippe Gilbert has produced an elegant and refreshing Pinot Noir rosé  from his vines in Menetou-Salon, in the commune of Morogues, in biodynamic farming since 2006. Very pale pink color. Subtle, lovely aromas of floral-tinged raspberry with citrus and peach. The palate is very light but with good concentration of pure berry fruits. The finish is long and elegant. This is really a superb rosé for those seeking subtlety and balance - highly recommended for year-round enjoyment!

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Cuvée Deux Monts

(Last 60  btls of the 2014, arrives 7/26)  From  70-year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils and 2014 is a particularly good vintage for Loire reds to age.  18-month élevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Cuvée Deux Monts

From  70-80 year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée).  18-month élevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling. This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils and 2018 is a magnificent vintage for this wine!  Tasted July 2022, the wine showed a deep red/black color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and black raspberry with hints of brown spice and oak. The palate is a lovely combination of ripe black fruits and bright acidity, dense and supple with graphite and saline minerals under the deep fruits in the very long finish. Forward enough to enjoy now, this will need time to unfold its mysteries and will be a very complex and beautiful mature wine, best to wait 5 years then drink until 2042 and beyond.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2020 Bourgueil Rosé

(Retasted in September 2022 - the wine is showing beautifully, with fabulous complexity of fruit and mineral notes, with a great finish - drink over the next 2 years.) 50 years of organic farming and great traditional winemaking give this refreshing, perfectly balanced rosé from our friend Stephane Guion in Bourgueil. The wine shows bright strawberry/raspberry aromas with citrus, rose and earth. Raspberry, blood orange, melon and earthy flavors on the bone-dry palate which is framed in firm acidity and saline minerals. This is a real rosé of terroir, dry and balanced with moderate alcohol which needs a bit of time to open up. Drink now and through 2024, with grilled tuna, roast chicken, grilled pork and charcuterie.

  • rosé
  • 25 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white medium-sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2016 Montlouis-sur-Loire 1er RV "Version Longue" Mag

Lise & Bertrand's 'Version Longue' is sourced from the same two terroirs in Montlouis as the Chenin Blanc for their regular 1er Rendez-Vous but with an extra year of elevage in large used barrels. Vines are a mix of 40 and 70 years old; soils are a combination of sand, silex, and clay over limestone. The 2016 is very bright, deep and mineral, with persistent fruits of dried calimyrna figs, husky green pear skin, wildflower honey, and ripe Meyer lemon throughout. The palate is ripe and full with a high and persistent acidity that keeps the wine feeling fresh and supple into a lengthy finish.  Harmonious and elegant now, this  will develop deliciously in the cellar for another  5 to 10 years.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2017 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Renards - Singulier

The 2017 "Singulier - Clos aux Renards" is a brilliant dry Montlouis and certainly one of the finest dry Chenins of the Loire,  made from 60 to 80 year-old Chenin vines on clay soils called "Aubuis" over Turonian limestone. All cellar functions are by gravity without pumping, fermentation is in two and three year-old 400 and 600 liter barrels.  (The Joussets have banned all mechanization from this beautiful vineyard since 2015 - only people, horses and wheelbarrows allowed!)  Best if decanted two hours in advance, the wine shows complex mineral infused aromas of citrus, pear, lime-flower and honey. The palate is lean and mineral with white fruits, racy citrus flavors and fresh herbs framed in saline acids. Serve this crystalline Montlouis with shellfish, scallops, foie gras, chicken with cream sauce and aged cheeses.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2019 Montlouis-sur-Loire Premier Rendez-Vous

Chenin Blanc from two terroirs in Montlouis - 40 year-old vines on sand and silex soils over limestone and 70 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, yields of 30 hl/ha, aged in 2 to 8 year-old large barrels. The 2019 Premier Rendez-Vous is a beautiful wine. Pale gold color; the aromas are very floral - iris and lime flower with pear, peach, apricot and citrus; the palate is silky and textured with chalky minerals beneath ripe white fruits and citrus peel; the finish is long and tart with refreshing lemony acidity. A delightful wine that is delicious now and will drink beautifully over the next five to eight years.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2019 Vin de France Exile Blanc

Typically made from organic grapes that Lise and Bertrand source from the Loire Valley, this vintage of the Exilé blanc is the result of a literal backpacking/grape harvesting mission that Bertrand went on in 2016, when the vines in the Loire were hit hard by frost and hail in the summer. The Colombard they found on that trip continues to please in the 2019 version, combined with Chenin Blanc from their vineyards in Touraine. There's a density and marked minerality that the Chenin blanc provides, with mid-palate weight and roundness of the Colombard. It's crisp at first, then becomes rounder, with notes of white and yellow fruits and citrus. Fresher than the 2018, really nice, says Eben. Truly a unique wine! 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2019 Vin de France Menu Pineau

The Lise and Betrand Jousset 2019 Menu Pineau (aka Arbois or Orbois) is a balanced and beautiful expession of this unusual grape, complete with enigmatic label by Michel Tolmer. A probable native of the Loire, similar to Meslier according to some and sharing some characteristics with Savagnin, the grape has generally low acidity but quite distinctive sharp aromas and flavors of bitter citrus, dried herbs, caramel, dried white fruits and white flowers. This  2019 version is not a maceration, but a more straightforward expression of the grape as noted above with a hint of oxidation and a long stony, citrusy finish. Great with halibut with garlic and dill, perfect with a grilled fish or spicy ceviche. Lovely wine! David Lillie

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2020 Vin de France Exilé Brut Rosé

 This lovely Petillant Naturel is made from purchased, organically-grown fruit. It's 100% Gamay from 40 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils and 100% dry, delicate  and delicious.  The palate is light and creamy with subtle red fruits, citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the long, clean finish. Really delightful and very affordable, too - thanks to Lise and Bertrand Jousset!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2018 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

(Arrives 9/21) The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55 - 60 year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts, as are all of Lambert's wines, the Vieilles Vignes gets 12 months of aging in old barrels. The wine shows a deep red/black color and ripe blackberry and strawberry aromas with pepper, earth and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe in 2018, showing earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate and firm structure. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will accompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. Age for five to ten years for a mature experience. David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2020 Chinon Rosé

(Arrives 9/21) This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20-year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2020 shows lovely aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry, citrus and rose; the palate is silky and ripe with raspberry, cherry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture,  with juicy acids, berry flavors and saline minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now (August 2022) and through the winter. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended.(Note: Some bottles have naturally occuring tartrate crystals which disappear when chilled and have no effect on flavor)

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2021 Chinon Gourmandise

(Arrives 9/21) "Gourmandise" is a beautiful "drink young" cuvée from Patrick Lambert, made from Cabernet Franc vines grown on sandy gravel soils near the Vienne. The wine shows a bright black/red color with lush high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and black raspberry, with hints of citrus and pepper. The palate is supple and bright with luscious black raspberry and red currant fruit, quite lush and supple but still with refreshing  acidity. Serve this lovely wine quite cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken, pork or burgers, it's a perfect quaffing Cab Franc to drink over the next  year or two...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Lamé Delisle Boucard 2005 Bourgueil Prestige 1.5 L

(Magnum) We enjoyed tasting older vintages of Lamé Delisle Boucard 25 years ago at the Salon des Vins de Loire, sometimes a bit funky but always interesting and quite complex on the palate in the style of Olga Raffault. Here's a review of the 2005 done in 2016  "...it has a great and very convincing presence of fruit on the palate, which remains bright, with a firm structure. And it feels quite elegant too. I get some dried black fruits here, as well as notes of black truffle, all quite savoury, with a dusting of tobacco leaf. A very good style overall. It feels like it might be starting to fade a little bit, although having tasted older vintages that may be a little pessimistic. While evolved, it certainly still has a very firm and upright frame, and perhaps this is enough to carry it forward another decade or two. Or three. Or four." 2016 the wine doctor

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

Landron, Jo 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Houx (Arrives 9/30)

(Arrives 9/30) The 2019 "les Houx" is a great Muscadet by Jo Landron coming from an organic/biodynamic vineyard on clay and sand over a sub-soil of gneiss, rich in iron and quartz and quite high in acidity. Kept on the lees for 12 months. In the glass, this white is a clear lemon in color. Aromatically defined by bright mineral stoniness, softened by smells of flowers and herbs. A richer, more concentrated core of yellow stone fruit develops as the wine gets some air. On the palate, mild flavors of cured lemon and apricot are accented by a hit of salinity, all culminating in a simple, precise finish of anise and flint. Lovely acid and a tender mouthfeel drives the structure.  This will drink well young, with grilled  or steamed fish and shellfish but also with crab, langoustines and lobster, especially after a few years of aging. Did we say that the price is ridiculously, even embarrassingly low, as Landron's great work deserves a much higher price...

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Landron, Jo 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le Fief du Breil

 Jo Landron's Fief du Breil is from a beautiful walled vineyard sloping towards the Sèvre, with clay, sand and quartz stones over a bedrock of orthogneiss. The vines average 40 to 50 years of age, the vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and gives very low yields. In the dense and well-strctured 2017 vintage the wine was aged 30 months sur-lie. This beautiful Muscadet needs aeration or decanting, then shows aromas of grapefruit skin, pear, lime-flower, candied citrus and almond. The palate is perfectly balanced and intensely mineral - showing ripe white fruits, almond, anise and stone flavors with firm acidity and pronounced flavors of stone and saline mineral. This is a bit more forward than the granite and gabbro-based based wines - really superb as a young wine served with shellfish, grilled fish and white meats. As usual with great Muscadet it will age beautifully and pair with monkfish, lobster and aged goat cheeses. Very little was imported, don't miss it!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Sablonnettes 2021 VDF Ceci N'est Pas un Rosé

A lovely, rather full-bodied rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, featuring spicy deep raspberry and red currant aromas with a bit of honeyed white fruits from the Chenin, really fresh and lovely. The palate is light and pretty with peppery raspberry fruit, quite refreshing with brisk acidity and a lovely tart finish, just delicious! "This is not a Rosé" may be the name, and the color is a lovely pale red, but we still say it's a rosé! Absolutely charming with a chill.  From the bottle:  "Polisson gourmand, ce rose s'est régalé de tous les fruits rouges du jardin il en rougit encore de gourmandise" Loosely translated: Naughty eater, this rosé has feasted on all of the red fruits of the garden and is still blushing with gluttony. .. Enjoy!

  • rosé
  • 35 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2020 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

The 2020 Rossignoux is all Sauvignon Blanc, per usual, without the oxidative notes that are found in the long-aged 2019 release. Instead we have fresh flowers and tropical fruit on the nose, with sharp acid, and freshly cut grass. The wine was bottled this year and recently arrived (early Nov. 2021), so we'd recommend giving it a few more months in bottle before opening.  -EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $33.99

Mosse, Agnès & René et Fils 2021 Vin de France Bangarang Grolleau/Gamay

The 2021 Mosse "Bangarang" is 70% Grolleau and 30% Gamay - it's also 100% light and lovely showing a very bright red/garnet color and subtle aromas of raspberry, cherry, violet, citrus and earth. The palate is remarkaly refreshing with earthy berry fruits, mineral flavors and crisp acidity - serve very cool with any casual meal, just delicious!

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie Merci!

The 2020 Domaine de la  Pépière  "Merci" is named in gratitude to vigneron friends of Pépière who supplied finished 2020 wines for this special, one-off bottling that is helping to cover Pépière's 95% crop loss in the 2021 vintage. The wines come from sites similar to Pépière's, featuring variations on granite, gneiss and gabbro and from vines in transition to organic farming. The wine is a very typical, good quality Muscadet, showing classic aromas of white peach, lemon, almond and stone with a very dry, mineral flavored palate with pear and citrus fruit and a long finish with firm acidity and saline minerals - and it's an excellent value at $16.99.

  • white
  • 37 in stock
  • $16.99

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson Cru Communal

(Arrives 7/15)  Beginning in 2005, Domaine de la Pépière has produced this cuvée from a small parcel of 50 to 110 year-old vines within the Pepiere vineyard. Originally called "Granite de Clisson" after the unique bedrock in the vineyard, Marc has changed the name to "Clisson" to agree with the new INAO Cru Communal classification. The granite is covered with gravel and clay with large stones, ensuring good drainage and deep penetration by the roots into the fissures in the bedrock, bringing the mineral elements indispensable to this wine. This note from Gwénaëlle Croix of Pépière: "We bottled the 2019 Clisson in November of 2021, after two years aging on the lies, as we always do. It comes from a hot, sunny vintage, thus the alcohol percentage is relatively high at 13.5%, but one really doesn't sense it. The palate is full and framed in very firm acidity and citrus flavors, with a slight touch of smokiness (un petit côté fumé)." The Pépière Clisson is always one of the most elegant, silky and ethereal of all Muscadet - don't miss it!

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson Magnum

Arrives 7/15.  Beginning in 2005, Domaine de la Pépière has produced this cuvée from a small parcel of 50 to 110 year-old vines within the Pepiere vineyard. Originally called "Granite de Clisson" after the unique bedrock in the vineyard, Marc has changed the name to "Clisson" to agree with the new INAO Cru Communal classification. The granite is covered with gravel and clay with large stones, ensuring good drainage and deep penetration by the roots into the fissures in the bedrock, bringing the mineral elements indispensable to this wine. This note from Gwénaëlle Croix of Pépière: "We bottled the 2019 Clisson in November of 2021, after two years aging on the lies, as we always do. It comes from a hot, sunny vintage, thus the alcohol percentage is relatively high at 13.5%, but one really doesn't sense it. The palate is full and framed in very firm acidity and citrus flavors, with a slight touch of smokiness (un petit côté fumé)." The Pépière Clisson is always one of the most elegant, silky and ethereal of all Muscadet - don't miss it!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon 2019 Vouvray Sec

This is a terrific wine and a great value! The Pinon 2019 Vouvray Sec is from vines in organic farming on clay soils over Turonian limestone. The fermentation lasted for three months, with no added yeast or sugar, and was stopped by chilling the juice, followed by five months of aging in old barrels, on the lees. While 2019 was troubled by frost in spring and periods of drought and heat, in the end the vintage produced balanced whites in Vouvray with good acidity and moderate alcohol. The Pinon 2019 Sec is indeed dry at 8 g/L RS and 12.5% alc and shows aromas of citrus confit, almond, green tea, stone, anise and white fruits. The palate has vibrant acidity with saline mineral flavors, and good density, with green apple and lemon zest, finishing with firm acidity, citrus, apple and wet stone. Give this young wine some aeration (!) or a few years in the cellar then serve with shellfish and oysters, grilled fish, vegetable terrines, seafood choucroute, rillons and rillettes (you may have to go to Touraine for those..)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Roche Bleue 2020 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30-year-old vines on slopes (80%) and terraces (20%) in the lieu-dit "Le Haut Perray" in Chahaignes, Coteaux du Loir. Thin red clay soils over limestone and deeper clay soils with silex giving yields of about 30 ha/hl. The grapes are harvested late to counterbalance the vibrant acidity normal in this terroir. The 2020 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - honeyed pear, peach and kiwi with almond,  floral and mineral notes, elegant and pure. Dried pear, citrus peel, almond, stone and herbal notes on the round and ripe palate with terrific density and a long, quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding young Chenin that will open up over the next five to ten years, and it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses.  DL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2020 Jasnières Sec

100% Chenin Blanc, from average 30 year-old vines on a slope of clay/silex soils on limestone, certified organic. Slow pressing of whole clusters; long fermentations with zero additives in average 3 year-old oak and acacia barrels with a year of aging followed by assembly in cuve with  an additional 3 months aging. This lovely Jasnières shows subtle aromas of earth, citrus, lime-flower, pear, anise and wet stone with a hint of honeysuckle. Hints of yellow and white fruits on the palate with very firm acidity and saline stone flavors with bitter citrus and earth in the finish. This is a beautiful young Jasnières to enjoy now with grilled fish, shellfish, roast chicken and goat cheeses - or cellar five to ten years and serve with fish or chicken in sauce and aged cheeses. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended!

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2021 Vin de France Belle en Bulle

The 2021 La Belle en Bulle is from 50+ year-old Pineau d'Aunis vines in Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir. The terroir is clay with silex and stones over limestone, giving yields of about 30 ha/hl. This new 2021 Petillant version of La Belle d'Aunis contains 10% fruit from 2018 and 2019 (?), bottled in November 2021 to finish fermentation and disgorged in March 2022. The wine shows very pretty Pineau d'Aunis aromas,  earthy and  ripe of strawberry compote, tart cherry and violet. The palate is lightly sparkling and quite refreshing with citrus and minerals rather than fruit on the clean finish. Serve quite cool at your next picnic or party, especially with charcuterie.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $19.99

Sanzay, Antoine 2018 Saumur-Champigny Terres Rouges

 The 2018 Sanzay "Terres Rouges" is from 100% Cabernet Franc grown on clay and limestone terroir, with high iron content in the soil,  certified organic. 50% whole-cluster fermentation with wild yeasts, fermented in concrete for 12 days, aged in concrete for 18 months. The 2018 boasts a dark ruby, verging on purple, robe. The nose is perfumed with aromas of violets, crushed blackberry, black currants, and loam. The palate is concentrated and displays firm, ripe tannins with black juicy fruits peeking from behind. There's a bit of black pepper, mouthwatering acidity on the finish. This offers nice flair in a sterner fashion than the Poyeux, but this has an energy of its own that is quite appealing. Decant if drinking now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond for a more mature  experience. The poise here is excellent and the the energy coiled within is intriguing. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Source du Ruault 2019 Saumur Blanc "La Coulée d' Aunis"

The Source du Ruault "Coulée D'Aunis" is from a beautiful south-facing vineyard near the Loire river on Turonian limestone with clay. The 2019 shows a lovely light gold color and aromas of dried pear, lemon zest, anise, lime-flower, almond and stone, very bright and vibrant. There is very firm chalky acidity on the palate, really a scintillating texture with white fruits, citrus, herbal and stone flavors. The finish is long and extremely mineral, almost bitter, with brisk acidity lingering on the palate. Give this a decant or open the night before if drinking now, serve this  bright and vibrant Chenin with shellfish, a full-flavored ceviche, baked cod. Beautiful now, five to ten years of cellaring will be very interesting...

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Source du Ruault 2020 Saumur-Champigny "Arrosée" (Rosé)

This elegant rosé, is 100% Cabernet Franc from one of the top organic estates in Saumur-Champigny. The wine shows a pretty light pink/orange color and subtle aromas of ripe raspberry, peach and red currant. The palate is light and silky but with nice density of berry fruits that linger in the sapid finish with citrus and mineral notes. Really a nice wine in the style of the Baudry Chinon and a sensational value at $14.99.

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2020 Anjou Les 3 Poiriers (Chenin Blanc)

We love the wines of Benoit and Celine Blet at Les Terres Blanches in Oiron, grown on unique terroirs of limestone marls, quarts and sandstone. (In Anjou, but very near the border with Touraine, south-west of Chinon)  "Les Trois Poiriers" shows elegant aromas of pear, apple and minerals and a beautifully silky palate with white fruit, herbal, citrus, spice and stone flavors with excellent length. "Elegant" is the key word for this very unique and delicious wine, certainly one of the best values in Chenin Blanc you'll find anywhere. Drink over the next five years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

Villemade, Herve 2020 Cheverny Blanc

(Arrives 9/20) Hervé Villemade's 2020 Cheverny Blanc is a lovely and versatile wine, a bit brighter and more refreshing than the previous two vintages, made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Chardonnay grown on flinty sand and clay soils. The wine shows pretty aromas of pear, green apple, citrus peel, almond and stone with hints of white flowers. The palate is vibrant and fresh  with good density, with white and yellow fruits,  ripe citrus, a bit of anise and herbal flavors and is nicely balanced with firm acidity. This is a delicious and refreshing everyday white that will accompany most seafood dishes, chicken, white meats and goat cheeses. Very low SO2.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2020 Vin de France Gamay

(Arrives 9/20) 100% Gamay from Hervé Villemade is as delicious as it should be. Alluring aromas of plum, violets, and spice invite you to take a sip and then another, and another. The 2020 is a bit ripe and lush on the palate, there is a satisfying crunchy texture and beautiful chalky minerality that adds dimension to the brambly fruits, sweet tobacco, and brown spice. Serve with a slight chill and remember to share!

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2021 Cheverny Rouge

(Arrives 9/20) (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Gamay grown on sandy clay and flint soils over limestone in Cellettes, Chitenay and Fougères sur Bièvre, AOC Cheverny; 15-day whole cluster fermentation, aged in old barrels) 2021 is another excellent vintage for this light and lovely Cheverny Rouge from Hervé Villemade: ; an old-fashioned light-bodied red at 11.5% alcohol with a pale red color and very pretty aromas of cherry, ripe raspberry, violet, earth and blood orange with rose and white pepper; tart cherry and chalky raspberry/strawberry fruit on the palate, light but chalky,  sappy and long with earthy citrus and berry fruits in the refreshing finish. This is a delightfully natural thirst-quenching red - serve cool with any chicken or pork dish, charcuterie and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $61.99

Misc. Burgundy

Dangin, Bruno NV Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut

Located a mere 2 kilometers from the Aube, organic vigneron Bruno Dangin is one of our new favorite producers of Cremant de Bourgogne. The rosé is made from 30-year-old pinot noir vines planted in clay-limestone soils from the Upper Jurassic. The robe is a pale salmon color and there is a fine bead and soft mousse. The nose is an intriguing melange of wild strawberries, spices, and sea spray. The palate is salty and red-fruited, with layers of pinot fruit and a briny minerality. John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Misc. France

Belluard NV Les Perles du Mon Blanc

Les Perles du Mont Blanc is made from biodynamically farmed Gringet and spends two years on the lees before disgorgement. Fermentation for the base wine is done with indigenous yeast; the second with Champagne yeast and there is no dosage added, making for an exquisitely dry wine with fascinating complexity. The palate is decadent, with creamy flavors of pear, wildflower honey, nutmeg and bright lemon curd. The invigorating acidity makes this a versatile, food-friendly wine to pair with roasted chicken, oysters, charcuterie, or cheese.  - AB

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

  • Organic

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Grains des Copains

Formerly called Costat Darrèr, "Les Grains des Copains" is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar with remarkable elegance In 2019 this wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown by his neighbors (Pedeflus, Lacazette and Vignau) - they have another job and are tending their small plots for pleasure.  The goal of this wine is to offer a delicious, refreshing moelleux in the way it was done last century at a fantastic price for value. Hand-harvested, picking was done of the ripe, dried grapes (no botrytis)  from Oct 25 to Nov 10, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Manseng. Vinification and aging, partly sur-lie, happens in small barrels and foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. "Les Grains des Copains" is a delicious candy, a pure gourmandise with a little more concentration than usual. If you like orange marmalade, membrillo paste, cinnamon and lily of the valley, you will love this nose. Once again, the sweetness seems swallowed by the acidity, leaving the palate fresh and ready for another glass. Enjoy it today or keep it 5 years. A pan-sautéed foie gras with apple-cider reduction, a passion fruit panna cotta or a mild blue-cheese would make some great pairing. 100% Petit Manseng, 60 g RS. PL/DL

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Costes 2010 Pécharmant Grande Réserve Magnum

The Domaine des Costes "Grande Reserve" is made in only the best vintages, from the estates oldest vines, and receives 2 years of aging in 225 liter barrels. This displays the flavor profiles of the 2016 Cuvee Domaine but with more density and deeper color - the wine is just reaching maturity and is showing fabulous complexity and ripeness, with a bit of oak. Grill a steak and enjoy!

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc Clos des Escounils

A blend of all the Grenaches - Blanc, Gris and Noir, from vines over 100 years old, planted in a combination of limestone and sandstone. Drect pressed and aged in old foudres for two years.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc La Truffiere Blanc

80-year old Carignan Gris, planted in black schist and marl over limestone. Aged two years in small older barrels.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Costes 2016 Pécharmant Cuvée Domaine

(Arrives 9/21) Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, such as the  2016 Costes "Domaine" which ages one year in barrique and foudre with additional aging in vat before bottling. I’ve been told on great authority than one really can’t call yourself a “serious” wine shop if you don’t have a Bergerac (and by extension a Pécharmant, its age worthy sibling). That it should be bio, goes without saying. And with the arrival of  Domaine des Costes 16 Pécharmant we are back down to serious business, friends! The new release is a grand expression, indeed. The robe is a dark ruby hue. The nose is reserved on opening, but with air (a quick decant) beautiful notes of plum, African violet, black tea, cassis, and loamy soil emerge, beyond this is are wisps of baking spices and cigar box. The palate is ripe and structured with black currant and cherry stone vying with blackberry and gunpowder tea flavors for prominence; yet with time in the glass an elemental ripeness emerges to counter the firm—albeit ripe—tannins and tangy mineral core. And while this is young, there’s plenty of joy here and even more in store if you are patient and have a cool dark space to squirrel away a couple of bottles, or perhaps a case. And while this may not display the shiny gloss of our friends downstream in Bordeaux, there’s a lot to like here and a tremendous opportunity to sock away a true vin de garde at glou glou prices. Fabulous with hanger steak with black-eyed pea salad and braised greens, but this could just as agreeably pair with guineafowl or cèpes en papillote or truffled potato gratin. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Domaine des Costes 2018 Pécharmant Cuvée Tradition

(Arrives 9/21) Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine des Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, and wine from younger vines such as the 2018 "Tradition" are full-bodied and quite delicious for drinking over 5 to 8 years.The 2018 is an earthy red/garnet color, with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, cassis, earth, roast meat and spice.The palate is dense and richly textured with deep red currant and cassis fruit, with tobacco and earth with a very firm mineral presence on the tongue and a very long finish of red currant, minerals and firm acidity. All this for $15.99! Bravo to the Dournel family for this beautiful big little wine... David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. The color here is dark, with a black/red core and light red edges. The nose has a vibrant mix of fruit and spices, including cumin, leafy green herbs, black pepper and deep, savory dark cherry. The palate is just as complex, with plum and orange peel, along with refreshing notes of mint and graphite. The minerally finish turns into something lingering and smoky. The wine is rather tannic, with great acidity. If you are fan of the Rhone, you must try Finot's Persan! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gavoty 2021 Côtes de Provence Cuvée Clarendon Rosé

The Gavoty "Cuvee Clarendon" is produced from the domaine’s oldest Grenache (90%) and Cinsault vines (10%) dating back to the early 1960s. Like the “Grand Classique," “Clarendon” combines a touch of saignée with the juice from the first pressing, striking a wonderful balance between vinosity and brisk drinkability. Both nose and palate are multilayered and beguiling, and although the fruit is brightly kinetic, there is a sense of regal richness to this cuvée that has nothing to do with weight. “Clarendon” sits easily alongside the Bandol from Château Pradeaux or the Palette from Château Simone as a rosé that is more than flattered by a bit of bottle age.

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

(Arrives 9/21) Eric Laguerre's "Le Ciste," (named after a flowering bush in and around his vineyards) is certainly one of the most distinctive whites of the Roussillon. Grown in Eric's high-elevation vineyards on acidic soils of decomposed granite, the wine is made from Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle (Vermentino), Grenache Blanc and Maccabeu. Yields are about 20 Hl/Ha, harvesting is by hand in small baskets, fermentation (wild yeasts) and aging is in small barrels. Complex aromas of lemon oil, thyme, hay and white fruits—a lovely melange with contributions from each variety and especially showing the Marsanne and Roussanne. The palate is dense, stony and saline with herbal, citrus, almond and white fruit flavors. The finish is long with mineral acids and white fruits that linger on the palate. Complex and distinctive as a young wine, this will accompany grilled fish as well as fish and chicken in sauce and goat cheeses, and should develop nicely with a few years of cellaring. Really a Grand Cru of the Roussillon and a great value! DL 

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Blanc

The Laguerre EOS Blanc is from high-altitude vineyards in the Roussillon, on granite soils, approximately 65% Grenache Blanc and 35% Macabeu, harvested by hand into small baskets, with low yields, certified organic by Ecocert. Subtle, floral, pear, stone, citrus and herbal aromas with an elegant, round and balanced palate of citrus, white fruits, hay and stone with crisp acidity. Really an elegant, refreshing and unique wine that is a great aperitif and will accompany a full-flavoerd fish dish, chicken and white meats.  This is a beatifully made, real wine of terroir at an unbeatable price! David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rosé

We've always loved Eric's rather full-bodied rosé, made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, but this year he decided to make a lighter, fresher wine from Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir and it's really delicious! it shows a pretty, pale pink color with subtle aromas of rose and raspberry. The palate is fresh, light and round with lovely red and yellow fruit flavors, quite crisp and long. This is a complex, refreshing and delicious rosé and a sensational value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

(Arrives 9/21) The 2018 "Le Ciste" Rouge is mostly Grenache, with Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre, grown in Eric and Corinne Laguerre's organic,  high-altitude vineyards on granite soils in the Roussillon. 2018 is another great vintage for the Le Ciste Rouge, showing aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry and black cherry, roast meat, dark chocolate and earth.The palate is dense and supple with ripe berry fruits, licorice and spice supported by firm acidity with an elegant finish of earth, minerals and black fruits. This is a beautiful wine - a Chateauneuf-du-Pape of the mountains - and a great value. Serve slightly cool with grilled meats, stews and full-flavored cheeses or cellar five to ten years. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Le Passage Mourvedre

(Arrives 9/21) Eric Laguerre's "Le Passage" is from his highest parcel, at about 2,000 feet, on soils of decomposed granite. Organic farming, natural vinification, aged in used barrels. This version of "Le Passage" is a special 100% Mourvedre cuvée that Eben particularly loved when tasting with Eric last winter - we can't wait to try it...

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

Eric Laguerre's "Eos Rouge" is an elegant blend of 80% Grenache from 40-year-old gobelet-trained vines, with some Carignan and Syrah from soils of decomposed granite, gneiss, and some veins of quartz. Like "Le Passage," the grapes are fermented in fiber tanks with native yeasts for about two weeks, then aged in concrete. The beautiful 2021 shows bright aromas of cherry, strawberry and black raspberry with hints of blueberry and musk from the Syrah, quite pretty and pure. The palate shows a potpourri of ripe red and black fruits, with earth, cocoa and spice in a refreshing frame of cool acidity and mineral flavors.  The high altitude and the primarily granite soils give Eric's wines a bright and vibrant character that makes them great pairings with a wide variety of foods - we loved it with a grilled burger from grass-fed beef, but grilled pork and chicken would be great as well.  This is one of the best values in the store - thanks to Eric and Corinne Laguerre for their great organic farming and delicious, affordable wines! David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2021 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

The Cuvée Aubigue Blanc from Les Fouques is made from 80% Rolle (Vermentino) with 10% Clairette and 10% Ugni Blanc. It's a delicious, full-flavored Provençal white with complex aromas of lemon and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond , stone and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, citrus, anise and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. The 2021 is a bit lighter and fresher than the 2020, making it a great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified Biodynamic (Demeter) Fantastic value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $8.49

Navarre 2021 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rouge

 Oeillades is an ancient Languedoc variety, probably related to Cinsault. Thierry Navarre, who is proud of his vineyards of "forgotton varieties," produces Terret and Ribeyrenc as well as this lovely light-bodied Oeillades. The 2021 has pretty, red-currant, strawberry, black plum, violet and spiced citrus aromas, quite fresh, earthy and appealing. The palate has soft and silky red currant, blackberry and plum fruit, it's light to medium-bodied, but with lovely ripeness and refreshing acidity and good sappy length. Good intensity of fruit but low alcohol (12%), which makes it very food-friendly. Serve quite cool with charcuterie, burgers, grillled chicken and pork and mild cheeses. Highly recommended and a great value!

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pajot, Domaine de 2021 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

This is a beloved staple at Chambers Street! Domaine de Pajot is located in Southwest France overlooking the capital of Armagnac, a region more well known for their brandy than table wines. The entire estate is certified organic, grown over rolling hills of mostly sand and fine silt soils, vines interspersed with hazelnut trees. 'Les Quatre Cépages' is a blend of 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Colombard, 20% Ugni-Blanc, 10% Gros-Manseng . Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is dry, crisp, and well balanced. Pajot is our go-to pick for your event, pleasing everyone at a moderate price, or for enjoying at home as an aperitif or with fish and chicken dishes.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2018 Maury Sec Grand Largue

Lledoner Pelut is a relatively unknown variety, related to Grenache (and known as Garnacha Peluda in Spain). Philippe Wies farms Lledoner Pelut, Carignan and Grenache Noir in the Catalan hills of France, in a special part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region with soils of decomposed black schist. The 2018 "Grand Largue" is made from Lledoner Pelut and Carignan, and has a huskier profile than its little brother, Les Loustics. Here we have purple fruit, baking spice, and mineral cut. Clearly elegant enough to drink on its own, but would make a nice pairing with winter time stews or root veggie dishes. 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2020 Vin de France Rosita Bomba

The new Peybonhomme "Rosita Bomba" is a delicious direct-press rosé made from Biodynamic Cab Franc and Merlot grapes grown in the clay/limestone soils at Peybonhomme-les-Tours. This lovely wine is bone dry, with pretty red currant and raspberry fruit, quite  vibrant and refreshing.

  • rosé
  • 18 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rouquette 2011 Monbazillac Chaateau La Rouquette 500ml

The Dournel family produces this lovely Monbazillac under the Chateau La Rouquette label. Consider it a good Sauternes in everything except price, perhaps slightly less sweet. The 2011 is very elegant, fine and complex, with aromas of ripe white fruits, peach and lime flower. Supple, round and with medium sweetness on the palate with perfect acidity, the fruit is fresh and pretty, not at all heavy, really a delightful wine to sip by itself or with fruit desserts, patés and vegetable terrines.


  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

Sulauze 2021 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé MAG

** 1.5L Magnum Bottle **  Domaine de Sulauze was purchased by an ambitious wife and husband team who converted all of the farming first to organic and then to biodynamics, and endeavor to use as little sulfur as possible while maintaining clean, classic wines. The name of the Domaine comes from the flaky limestone soil, aka Lauze, of their vineyards which give the vines excellent drainage. This year's rosé is approximately 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Vermentino, 15% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre. Upon opening this wine is lean and racy with notes of crunchy green strawberry, watermelon, and ranier cherries, really showing the Vermentino, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, peach and a bit of salty minerality, with a nice kick of firm acidity in the finish, making it a great acccompaniment to light summer meals. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2017 IGP Maures Brut Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature

 The Domaine Turenne Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature is made from Rolle (aka Vermentino) and Cinsault, aged 18 months on the lees and bottled unfiltered. The wine shows fine bubbles with a pale copper hue and a creamy texture. The nose is redolent with notes of melon, white rocks and herbs whilst the palate has a dry, savory finish with flavors of orange peel, apricot and citrus. Serve this refreshing Provençal "bulles" as an aperitif or with fish, white meats and fruit desserts.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Antoine VV Blanc

(Arrives 9/21)  The Domaine Turenne "Antoine" is an extraordinary Provençal white made with 70% Vermentino with 30% old vines of Petite Clairette du Var, dating from 1903! Organic farming, hand harvesting and wild yeast fermentations. Pale gold color with green hints; aromas of almond, pear, hay, lemon zest, verveine, anise...you get the idea. The palate is very mineral, with firm acidity, showing anise, white fruit liqueur, stone and citrus, supple and long, really a lovely wine and a great value! This refreshing and versatile wine will accompany shellfish and grilled fish, white meats, salads, goat cheeses and much more...  David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Aubregades Rosé

 Domaine Turenne makes a tiny quantity of this 100% Grenache rosé - it's a taste of "old Provence" says Philippe Bénézet, simple but delicious, showing pretty flavors of raspberry and strawberry, it's medium-bodied and very dry with a refreshing finish. At $13.99 it's a sensational value. Only 10 cases for the US!

  • rosé
  • 41 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Camille Rosé

 Domaine Turenne, northeast of Bandol in Provence, produces this lovely rosé from 40% Cinsault, 50% Grenache and 10% Syrah, certified organic. The terroir is a unique bed of limestone and sandstone debris with small stones called "Gavroches" which bring a pronounced minerality and good drainage to the vines. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeasts. The 2021 "Camille" is a pretty, very pale pink/orange color with aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, rose and citrus, with a hint of stone fruits as well. The palate is light and elegant with subtle berry fruits, a hint of citrus and stone, and has nice density and length. This is a light and lovely rosé for all year enjoyment, sipped by itself or with grilled fish, white meats, salade Niçoise and mild cheeses - and it's a fabulous value! 

  • rosé
  • 34 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2017 Arbois Pinot Noir

In 2017, the Villets filled one of their very large barrels with Pinot Noir, and had a bit extra in a stainless tank. After tasting both, there was a particular appeal to the fresh snappy nature of the tank Pinot, so we requested they save us some! Even now in 2022, the wine has a lot of freshness and pep. Perhaps every so slightly reductive on opening, this blows off within 10 minutes. A bit less immediately charming than the Trousseau or Poulsard, this Pinot Noir really starts to shine after about an hour open, with perfectly balanced red fruit. Very pure wine, with a sharp mineral core, and a delicate finish. -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2018 Arbois Savagnin Typé (Oxidative)

The 2018 Savagnin Typé is aged sous voile for 30 months. This is a must for any fan of oxidative whites, and a perfect bottle to use for Coq au Vin Jaune on a budget. Of course, use a bit for the recipe, and drink most of it with dinner! Very fresh, mineral, and of course displaying slightly nutty aromas, akin to Fino Sherry.  -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2018 Arbois Tradition Rouge

A blend of all three of the Jura's great red varieties, Poulsard, Trousseau, and Pinot Noir, from the first organic estate in Arbois. Winemaker Christine Villet is a mentor and a mother-figure to many of the regions up-and-coming winemakers. The 2018 Tradition Rouge is a deep red in color. The nose is woodsy, with dark cherry and hints of baking spices. The palate is surprisingly plump, with red fruits and a clean mineral freshness.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2020 Arbois Poulsard

This may be the first time we were able to get some pure Poulsard from the Villets, and we couldn't be happier. A bit deeper than expressions from other Jura estates, so it won't be confused for a dark rosé. Another distinction is the lack of reduction, which is extremely common with Poulsard. This is charming and delicious right on opening. Christine noted to me that the wine had a bit more material due to the warm 2020 vintage, and I can't complain. It's actually quite nice to have a Poulsard that I can share with non-wine geek friends  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2020 Arbois Trousseau

From a recent tasting of the reds, the Villet Trousseau was a slight favorite. Hints of black cherry, mingling with cranberry notes and a touch of black pepper. Brightness and crunch, with silky texture and light-medium body. Really pleasant now, this Trousseau should age nicely over the next 3-5 years.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine NV Vin Mousseaux de Qualite Rose

A blend of Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard, this is a dark and flavorful Cremant du Jura, a bit reminiscent of a Rosato Lambrusco in it's color and light tannic structure. Red and black currant notes, and a really long mineral finish. This is a great sparkling rosé to have with food, though it's definitely got enough character to stand alone! Though always a favorite, this particular bottling may be the best yet. Super savory, flavorful, dry and mineral... Yum!  -EL

  • rosé sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

Rhone

Amphores 2020 Condrieu "La Côte"

The Domaine des Amphores Condriueu is 100% massale-selection Viognier from 0.5 hectare on poor granite-based soils at 250 metres on La Côte at Chavanay. The 2020 La Côte has a pale yellow gold robe. The nose offers and intriguing mélange of toasted nuts, salted pineapple, chestnut honey and a hint of spice. The palate shades savory with a granitic spine and roasted peach, and green almond flavors on a sleek (for Condrieu) palate. There’s a pleasing phenolic, stony bitterness closing out the finish. This is a less exotic and exuberant expression, but perfect for the table—think skate with brown butter or roasted chicken with fricasséed morels, rather than drunk as an apéro. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Amphores 2020 Vin de France Sphé-érique

The 2020 Vin de France "Sphé-érique" from the Grenier family in Saint-Joseph is a lovely Syrah from Biodynamic farming that is fantastically delicious! The wine is from young massale-selection Syrah vines on granite with shallow clay soils in the Richagnieux vineyard  at Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone. It ferments and ages in a unique round vat. The wine shows  superb very bright pure strawberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit, really lovely, which continue on the palate that is fresh, refreshing and pure with great focus and length. There is minimal added SO2 which allows the fragrant, floral aromas and fruit flavors to be fully expressed. Serve this beautiful Syrah cool with charcuterie, grilled lamb and pork, roast chicken and mild cheeses. It's lovely wine and a testament to the great farming and winemaking by Véronique and Philippe Grenier and family. David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Amphores 2021 IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah "Les Iris" (9/21)

(Arrives 9/21) From 100% Syrah grown on decomposed granit soils in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting, in the early 90's, and now certified  Biodynamic  as well. The 2021 "Les Iris" Syrah shows the brighter, pretty fruit and slightly lower alcohol of this low-yielding and cooler vintage in the Northern Rhone. The wine shows bright aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of stone, mint, smoke and violet, quite fresh and pretty. The palate is balanced and elegant, with cool acidity and lush blackberry and black raspberry fruit, with a fresh earthy finish with mineral, citrus and ripe red and black fruit flavors. Terrific length and depth for a wine at this price. This is a very versatile wine to serve cool with grilled chicken, pork and full-flavored cheeses or to sip by itself, slightly chilled. It's  an authentic and delicious wine and a great value! David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Amphores 2020 IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes Viognier 'Les Iris'

(Arrives 9/21) We love Condrieu, but Viognier from other regions can often be cloying and uninteresting. This example from the Grenier family in Chavanay, however, is elegant and outstanding. It comes from Viognier vines just south of the Condrieu AOC, always tended organically, certified since 2002, and Biodynamic since 2016. The nose shows typical aromas of white flowers and tree fruit underscored by a bracing pineniness and toasty notes. The palate is juicy with notes of pear , green melon and bitter rind uplifted by bright acidity and a long, dry finish. An excellent food wine to be paired with white meats and fish, creamy cheese, grilled vegetables and composed salads. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Balazu des Vaussières 2017 Vin de France Cuvée Hysope

For lovers of natural wines - The new Rouge from Balazu des Vaussieres is the Cuvée Hysope, recently bottled after a brief passage in wood, then four years aging in tank. It's from 50% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Carignan and 10% Cinsault, grown primarily in Tavel with additional vines in Roquemaure, nearby. The wine needs 1 - 2 hours of aeration (after it's four years in vat) then shows lovely black cherry, plum, violet, citrus peel and earth. The palate shows firm acidity and a dense earthy texture with ripe cherry, red currant and licorice with herbal and citrus notes. The finish is long and complex with earthy red fruits, citrus and brown spice. This is a beautiful living wine which will be fun to taste over many days, recorked in the fridge. Ten years of cellaring should be interesting...

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Barou 2021 Saint-Joseph "Un Autre Monde"

(Arrives 9/21) Domaine Barou has been organic since the 1970s and also produces cherries, apricots and peaches. The Saint-Joseph vines are in Limony, on thin soils of decomposed granite over the bedrock. Shallow plowing ("griffage") is done in the summer, with rye and clover growing between the rows in winter. The grapes are 80% de-stemmed, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is in one to three year-old barrels. The 2021 Saint-Joseph shows a deep black/red color and gorgeous aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with violet, sweet spice, citrus and roast meat, very floral and bright, showing less alcohol than the previous three vintages. Ripe black fruits, which are velvety and bright, earth, pepper and citrus continue on the very lush, supple palate which is framed in perfect, bright acidity. Lighter than the 2020 for sure, at 13% alcohol, but with more purity of fruit  and a lovely creamy sapid texture.The finish is soft and long with mineral flavors and beautiful black fruits, dark chocolate and spice that lingers... This is absolutely delicious now but has the structure to age nicely for five to ten years. A sensational value and highly recommended!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barou 2021 Saint-Joseph Blanc "Le Sud"

(Arrives Wed 9/21) The beautiful 2021 Barou Saint-Joseph Blanc is 50 % Marsanne, 50% Roussanne grown on decomposed granite soils at the top of the slope in Charnas (Saint-Joseph), overlooking the Rhone. There is a "macération pelliculaire" of 10 to 12 hours followed by fermentation in barrique at low temperature. The wine ages for 9 months in barriques, 10% new. The wine shows a bright golden color and pretty floral aromas with peach, pear, hazelnut and honey. The palate is round and supple but with nice brightness in 2021 with peach, almond and mineral notes and a long ripe smoothly textured finish. Serve with asparagus, seared scallops, trout, white meats and Asian foods.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Barou 2021 VdP Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne "Rendez-Vous"

(Arrives 9/21) The Barou family family makes delicious wines, and grows cherries and apricots on their mixed-use organic estate in Charnas, in the northern section of the AOC Saint-Joseph. Their 2021 Vin de Pays Marsanne is a simply superb everyday wine! Light bronze/gold color.  This needs a few minutes to open up, then shows bright aromas of pear and peach, almond, lime-flower, lemon peel, smoke and hay, really quite pretty, and a little fresher than the 2020 at 13% alcohol. Ripe stone fruits on the palate, primarily peach and dried pear with lemon, spice and saline mineral flavors with refreshing acidity. Beautiful finish with white and yellow fruits and minerals. Serve this lovely wine as a superb aperitif or with chicken, full-flavored fish, mild cheeses and Asian foods. This is a unique and delicious wine and an extraordinary value - highly recommended! 

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Bonnefond 2018 Côte-Rôtie Rochain

The 2018 Bonnefond "Les Rochains" is 100% Syrah (oldest 1955) from full south facing 1 hectare on schist, mica schist soils on Les Rochains. the wine shows "dark red. The bouquet is firm, airs of tart, baked bread, red cherry, herbal notes. It will round out and offer potentially large aromas, deep raspberry in the mix. The palate holds well entrenched content, has a beating heart, is solid, grounded with touches of mineral towards the finish. It sustains well, is nourishing, extended, a little scaled. It’s very complete, carries Pinot hints." (drinkrhone.com) Delicious as a young wine, this can be cellared for another 20 years.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $74.99

Clos Des Boutes 2019 Costieres de Nimes Chamboultou

This is a special red from Clos des Boutes, made from 100% Carignan. Medium bodied, with bright crushed berry fruit, and a touch of herbs/spice characteristic of Carignan. Served slighlty chilled, this is a lip-smacking and very fun wine to drink!  -EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Vacqueyras La Font de Papier

From 80% Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre, grown on gravelly limestone terraces, always farmed organically, whole-cluster fermention and aged in concrete vats. A fabulous wine from the Southern Rhone, the 2019 La Font de Papier Vacqueyras from Clos du Joncuas displays a fine equilibrium between black fruits, tapenade, and a pungent saline soil signature. The robe straddles the border between dark ruby and purple. The nose is a bit backwards on opening, but time in the glass reveals aromas of plum skin, cassis, game, garrigue, and forest floor. The palate is warm, concentrated, and structured with black fruits, olive, and faint licorice flavors giving way to a salty core and ripe, if somewhat tannic frame. This displays good energy and freshness with fine balance and drive. Very good with pan-roasted loin of lamb and white beans, though this isn’t so structured that a grilled tuna steak with tapenade would suffer for the pairing. Delicious, though a couple of years on its side will surely be rewarded. I’ve learned that a few bottles of southern Rhône reds in the wine fridge are an investment in drinking pleasure. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2021 Gigondas Rosé

This is a beautiful Gigondas Rosé from our organic friends at Clos du Joncuas. Pretty bright pink/orange color, aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, blood orange, peach skin and rose, a bit fresher and brighter than the last two vintages. Full, crisp palate with pretty red fruits and firm acidity. Long finish with tart cherry, peach, earth and citrusy acids. A bit lighter and better balanced than the 2019 and 2020, and very young -  it should open up nicely over the next two years. It's delicious now though, and very food-friendly – serve with grilled fish and white meats, salade nicoise, vegetarian dishes and Provençal foods. A great rosé to enjoy all year-round!

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Creve Coeur (Pablo Hocht) 2020 Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet

This blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mouvedre comes from old vines in “Le Planis,” planted just after the Second World War in the Southern Rhone. Creve Coeur’s Pablo Hocht created the Domaine in 2010, with a commitment to organic and Biodynamic farming. His recent vintages have been rich and ripe: just what one wants in Southern Rhone red. The wine undergoes a four-week whole-cluster vinification with wild yeasts followed by 12 months in used barrels. An inky delight in the glass, the aromatics are hedonistic and bold, full of black fruit, olive and smoke. The palate  is dense and dark with firm acidity, and opens up to a generous gift of cassis, dried fruit, mint, and black pepper, with some nice brightness. The grippy tannins provide a good energy to the minerals at play, and it gives a peak into what this wine will look like in a few years’ time - five years in the cellar and this modestly price wine will really sing. Surprisingly structured so perfect with grilled meat, tagines, reblochon or other soft cheeses.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Creve Coeur (Pablo Hocht) 2020 Côtes du Rhône Villages Seguret

 Pablo Hocht of Domaine de Creve Coeur has 3 hectares of 60+ year-old vines in Seguret on sandy limestone marl soils, 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. As with his lovely Sablet, the Seguret is certified biodynamic, fermented slowly with wild yeasts with the stems included. Aging is partly in one to five year-old barriques, partly in vat. In other words, great farming and old-fashioned winemaking, similar to that of the Gonons in Saint-Joseph. The 2020 Seguret shows a deep red/black color and aromas of blackberry liqueur, black cherry and plum, with earth, garrigue, black pepper and cocoa - dark and rich but with a vibrant freshness. The palate is dense and round with a supple, grainy texture, a bit softer than the Sablet this year, with ripe blackberry and black plum liqueur, quite floral and showing the high percentage of Mourvedre, with hints of chocolate, citrus, licorice and provencal herbs. The bright acidity balances the wine and makes it food-friendly. The finish is long with cool acidity and earthy black fruits. Serve this beautiful Seguret a bit cool after a decant of a few hours or cellar five to ten years. Great with stews and tagines, grilled meats and game.

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Creve Coeur (Pablo Hocht) 2021 Côtes du Rhône Rosé du Coucou

The young Pablo Hocht makes beautiful wines at his Biodynamic estate in Seguret (southern Rhone) - his "Rosé du Coucou" is a  refreshing direct-press rosé made with  old vines of 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault. The 2021 shows a very pale rose skin color with floral aromas of raspberry, peach, citrus and stone. The palate is very light, silky and elegant with subtle raspberry fruit with hints of melon, orange rind, spice and earth, finishing with nice length of mineral flavors and refreshing acidity. This is a very lovely wine at a great price! 

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2020 Saint-Joseph "Les Mésanges"

"Les Mésanges" is a cuvée of Saint-Joseph made from 30 to 50 year-old organic Syrah vines on biotite granite soils in the vineyards of "Pecher" and "Vauturerie" at Chavanay, 30 - 40% whole cluster, aged 18 months in 600 liter barrels, 5 to 8 years-old. This is the most structured and age-worthy of the Domaine des Amphores Saint-Josephs and is a full-bodied, elegant wine  in the excellent, rather dense and concentrated 2020 vintage. The wine will benefit from a few years of aging, and needs a bit of time open if drinking now.  The wine shows a deep black/red color that coats the glass with fresh aromas of black raspberry/cherry liqueur, quite ripe, with violet, spice, black olive and bitter chocolate. The palate is lush and supple, densely textured, with black fruit liqueur, blueberry, spice, earth and mineral flavors, quite intense but a bit brighter and more open than the 2019. This is an authentic and delcious Northern Rhone Syrah from great farming, at a great price! Best to decant if drinking now, or cellar a few years and enjoy until 2035.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Classique

Thomas Finot, who is resurrecting forgotten vineyards and varieties in the Isère, is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectare of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting topsoils of white clay (kaolin). The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage is a delicious Syrah showing lush aromas of black cherry and black raspberry liqueur, with hints of blueberry and earth. The palate is elegant and dense, but not over-ripe,  perfectly balanced with cherry, black raspberry and red currant fruits with citrus notes in the long well-structured finish. This is a very stylish Crozes and a great value that will accompany a wide variety of pork and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Decant and serve cool or hold for a few years then drink until 2030.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Classique

Thomas Finot, who is resurrecting forgotten vineyards and varieties in the Isère, is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectare of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting topsoils of white clay (kaolin). The color of this Syrah is full and dark, with a black/red core and lighter edges of clear purple. On the nose, classic briny notes of black olive hover above smells of plum and Provencal herbs. The palate is earthy, with flavors of warm espresso, hints of raw, milled cocoa, and warm, semi-rich black cherry fruit. The finish is long and focused on the malty/spicy essences of cocoa and coffee. Structurally, there is a soft core to this wine, with medium levels of acidity and tannin. Truly delicious, and incredibly well priced wine from Finot! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guicharde 2019 Côtes du Rhône Organic

Isabelle and Arnaud Guicharde make this lovely Rhone red on their beautiful estate which is certified organic since 2008 and Biodynamic since 2013. Made from Grenache and Syrah, their style here is cool stylish fruit on the palate - blackberry with hints of prune, blueberry and Provencal spices. The finish is long with earthy red fruits and spicy acidity. This is a great value in a complex, balanced Rhone red.

  • red
  • 94 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $169.99

Pierre Andre 2020 Vin de France Clin D'Oeil

(Arrives 6/14)  This is our second shipment of the Pierre André "Clin D'Oeil," the much admired "second wine" of this wonderful Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate. It's at the same time serious and fun, it's the Wink of a Eye, it's a superb wine of terroir that's also easy drinking and the perfect accompaniment to a casual meal. Dark red/garnet color with a bright rim, bright  aromas of ripe black cherry, red currant, black plum, spice and earth.  The palate is beautifully structured with firm, very earthy, chalky acidity underlying elegant, subtle, cherry, ripe strawberry and red currant fruit. It's a dense and sapid Rhone red that's light on it's feet and a great food wine, especially for any grilled foods this summer. (From a parcel in Vin de France east of Courthezon  of 75 year-old Grenache and Cinsault; a parcel of CDR Grenache just outside Chateauneuf, and from light-colored very old vine Grenache within Chateauneuf) Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rousset 2020 Saint-Joseph

The 2020 Rousset Saint-Joseph is from a one-half hectare parcel of 35 to 70 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, a cool, very steep, late-ripening terroir with clay, sand and stones over firm granite. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 1 to 5 year-old barrels.This is prime Saint-Joseph terroir (the Gonons have vines in "Rivoires" as well) giving a dense well-structured wine that is enjoyable young, as most of the grapes are de-stemmed, and that will drink well over the next ten+ years. From drinkrhone: "The Rousset 2020 Saint-Joseph shows a dark robe; has a favourable nose, soaked fruits, black cherries [griottes], sweetness, black olive tapenade. The palate has a soft debut, is fleshy, comes with pliant gras, holds along its path to the finish. There’s a gentle floral theme, a perfumed one. It tightens nice and gradually, gains a compact finish, the length sure, quite solid." This is close to Domain Gonon in quality and will provide serious Northern Rhone pleasure at a moderate price. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $25.99

Rousset 2021 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (Marsanne-Roussanne)

(Arrives 9/21) From 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne grown on powdered granite with clay and gravel - great terroir producing this delightful  wine from the Rousset family.  The Rousset Crozes Blanc is outstanding  again in 2021 - the fourth vintage to include the new planting of Roussanne - and is one of the finest white wine values in the store!  The wine shows fresh aromas of white peach, apricot, almond and lime-flower with a bit of white pepper. The palate is supple and dense with ripe pear, mineral and citrus flavors, with wet stone and caramel. The finish is ripe and long with firm lemony acidity. Serve with white meats, a ceviche of fluke, mildly-flavored fish dishes and a wide variety of cheeses.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99