Germany

  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Brand 2017 Pfalz Pet Nat Blanc 1.5 L

It's no secret, the wines of Daniel and Jonas Brand are getting better with every vintage and their pét-nats continue to be a solid go-to for pure drinking delight! I have blazed through many bottles since their arrival, and don't see myself stopping any time soon. France may take the credit for popularizing the style in the States, but pét-nats from Germany and Austria have been some of my favorite bubbly bottles to date! Their Pét-Nat Weiß comes from 30-year-old vines of Sylvaner and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and has no sulfur added, and has just a bit more ripeness this vintage, with notes of Fuji apple, lees, pineapple, green strawberry and mango, white cherries, and a creamy mousse. Cheers to a job well done! Cari Bernard

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Brand 2017 Pfalz Pet Nat Rosé 1.5 L

The Brothers Brand have taken over the family vineyards, working organically with some biodynamic treatments, using natural yeast fermentation, and low or no sulfur additions (none is used with their pét-nats or 'Pur' line). Their 2017 Pét-Nat Rosé is a blend of mostly Pinot Noir, with about 10% old-vine Portugieser (vine age is about 40 years-old). A pleasing, deep magenta, jewel-toned rose in color, with a sprightly mousse and a mélange of tart and juicy red fruits: raspberry, watermelon, sour cherry, red plum all burst forth and wash over the palate, and the bright acidity primes you for the next sip--incredibly thirst-quenching! Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Brand 2017 Pfalz Riesling Feinherb 1L

Made from organic estate-grown Riesling, along with grapes sourced from their Uncle (also organic), this is a liter of off-dry deliciousness! Refreshingly juicy flavors of fresh nectarine, strawberry lemonade, lime zest, apricot, and crystalline acidity to balance the touch of sweetness. Pair with any spicy cuisine or your next backyard BBQ! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 25 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

Brand NV (2016/2017) Pfalz Cuvée Flora Pur

Are you drinking enough Dornfelder? Did you have to think too long on that answer? Did you wonder, what is Dornfelder, and why am I missing out? Well, easy fix—Cuvée Flora has returned! This release is a blend of 2016 and 2017: '16 fermented on the skins for three weeks, '17 was semi-carbonic maceration. Fun fact about this Dornfelder is you're going to pour it into the glass, and as you swirl the deep, opaque liquid around, you'll notice it's practically staining your glass. Then you're going to wonder why we told you to put a slight chill on the wine as you gaze into its inky depths. Then you're going to try a sip and it will all make sense: Dornfelder was made to act as a blending grape to (mostly) add pigment to the lighter German red wines back in the mid-1950s and onward (it also happens to have great acidity and structure). When you break it down, Dornfelder is a crossing of Helfensteiner (Frühburgunder/Pinot Noir Précoce × Trollinger/Schiava Grossa) and Heroldrebe (Blauer Portugieser × Blaufränkisch/Lemberger*)—all those parent grapes rule; and Dornfelder deserves its time in the spotlight! As the chill wears off a touch, scents of bramble, red flowers, cantaloupe, cucumber, and raspberries proliferate. The palate has just enough structure and grip, balancing crunchy, red cranberry and strawberries, plums, savory herbs and white pepper. Cari Bernard  ((*grape parentage information taken from Wikipedia))

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Busch, Clemens 2009 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Auslese 375ml

What an absolute treat to get to check in on this beauty from 2009! Harvest for the Auslese contained around 40% botrytised grapes from the southeast-facing Rothenpfad parcel on the Marienburg. The nose is redolent with muddled fresh mint and the wine is creamy and lively, with soft, rich peaches, honeyed pear, elegant depth and layers. Enjoy now to blow minds and overwhelm the senses, or hold for at least ten more years! Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2015 Mosel Nonnengarten Fass 29 Riesling Trocken

A 'grand-cru' parcel to the right of the Marienburg, with red slate (rich in iron content), Nonnengarten is not made in every vintage. Dubbed the "Rheingau from the Mosel" by Clemens, the wine is bold with dark minerality and smoke, lime blossoms, apricot, green strawberries, and bright, zesty acidity. Fantastic! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2016 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Spätlese

Sourced from multiple sites on the Marienburg, this is the highest Prädikat Clemens produced in 2016. Fresh and light, this Spätlese drinks more like a Kabinett: the high acidity balancing the notes of ripe peach, mango, and strawberry candy with a delicate touch--a testament to the charming elegance of the 2016 vintage. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 19 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2016 Mosel Riesling Trocken (alter) Native

Riesling with extended skin-maceration time can sometimes lose its footing, falling into the spectrum of 'cidery'. And of course there's a place for that, but it's very exciting to find wines that still hold onto the acidity and balance of fruit and minerality. Clemens has hit this note, with the 2016 vintage of the (alter) Native—we see extended skin maceration and the wine spends 15 months sur lie in large old German oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Decant for at least a half hour to fully enjoy the subtle texture with heady notes of caramel, burnished peach, yellow apple, white blossom, balanced by juicy nectarine and vibrant tangerine acidity. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Altenberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken

(AP-7 Altenberg) Altenberg stands further afield from the estate, with mostly gray slate, a cooler microclimate, and south/southwest exposure.

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Ober Schäfershaus Riesling Spätlese Trocken

(AP-18 Lorenz Manni) The Webers were able to obtain this 0.2 hectare parcel three years ago, located on the Krettnacher Altenberg with old vines upwards of 70 years in age on green basalt soils (with quartz and gray slate): a 'dream parcel' according to Erich Weber. 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • white sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett AP 12

(AP-12 Kugel Peter) Beautiful, silky texture, citrus oils and stone fruit -- bright and concentrated. CB

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $23.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 14

(AP-14 Forster/Ternes) The two different Euchariusberg Spätlese bottlings (AP 6 and AP 14) are sourced from two separate parcels, found further up the Großschock slope from the plots used for the Kabinett wines.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 6

(AP-6 Klaus Lang) The two different Euchariusberg Spätlese bottlings (AP 6 and AP 14) are sourced from two separate parcels, found further up the Großschock slope from the plots used for the Kabinett wines.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $68.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $68.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $43.99

Koehler-Ruprecht 2016 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Kabinett Trocken

Hailing from their Saumagen vineyard, south to southeast-facing with a blend of predominately limestone with marl, the must spontaneously ferments and ages in used, German oak of various sizes. Fragrant with white flowers and spearmint, the palate is linear and very dry, herbal with notes of yellow apricot, peach skin, and tart lemon juice on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn

Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around; the cooler climate and wind at this altitude makes for a site that is often harvested last. We haven't had a chance to try a bottle yet but will report back as soon as we do! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 26 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg

Covered in eroded gray slate, Unterstenberg is the site on the Ayler Kupp that has some of the most water retention due to its location at the foot of the hillside. Notes of peach, orange zest, apple compote, and red grapefruit on the nose open up to a rich and fruit-forward palate boasting ripe apricot, yellow apple skin, and pineapple. Spicy and bold! Pair with grilled Thai curry squid, crab cakes over a citrus salad. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's portion of Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Kupp closer to the base of the slope. Piquant, with vibrant red grapefruit, tangerine, and apricot notes that continue onto the palate followed by ripe mango, peach candy, yuzu and orange zest with ginger spice on the lengthy finish. Complex and fruity with great tension! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $53.99

  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white off-dry
  • 20 in stock
  • $21.99

Meyer, Stefan 2016 Pfalz Ein Liter Rhodt

Organically farmed, hand harvested, and spontaneously fermented in a mix of stainless steel and concrete tanks, then aged for 9 months in neutral oak; Dornfelder, Sankt Laurent, and Portugieser come together to make for a refreshingly juicy, dry chillable red, with notes of black raspberries, red plums and a undercurrent of soy sauce and meaty, mushroom umami. Delicious with grilled meats, pizza, fried chicken, burgers! Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $57.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $57.99

Vetter 2015 Franken Sylvaner Muschelkalk GK

The GK stands for Gambacher Kalbenstein, a terraced vineyard site that has concentrations of both colored sandstone and limestone. Because of this duality, Stefan has made two different wines, each one focused on the grapes grown on the predominant soil type. This is the Muschelkalk bottling (only 300L made), sourced from the shell limestone part of the Kalbenstein, from vines around 50 to 60 years in age. The grapes are pressed in a basket press and stay on the lees for 18 months in used barrel (Thank you jfr for the technical info!). Please decant 45 minutes to an hour to fully enjoy the white tropical blossoms, soft mango, sweet ginger spice, and orchids wafting up from the glass. The wine develops a fantastic harmony of the slightest hint of oxidation with fresh notes of Gala apple, kiwi, green plum, quince, and underripe pear, rhubarb tartness and salted lemonade tempered by a slightly unctuous body and the grounding flavor of green tea leaves on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white off-dry
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Weingut Odinstal 2012 Pfalz 350 N.N. Riesling

Andreas Schumann has been making wine at Weingut Odinstal since 2004, certified Biodynamic since 2006 and they've been organic since the 90's. The estate sits up from the town Wachenheim far back behind a forest, butting up to a basalt quarry, representative of one of the many soil types found in the 5.5 hectares of vineyards. As the vineyard is a monopole, Schumann chooses to differentiate parcels by elevation above sea level and soil type. The herbs needed to make the biodynamic preparations grow near the vineyard and cows graze further afield. In the vineyards, a mix of tall grasses and delicate flowers reach upward, at times higher than the vines. The Riesling 350 N.N. is from the highest parcel in the vineyard, and shows its basalt pedigree in the nose, with a mineral nerviness and the intoxicating scent of stone fruit on the cusp of ripeness. A juxtaposition of stone and opulence plays out on the palate, concentrated and luxuriously textured with notes of soft mango, apricot, and orange zest. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white off-dry
  • 39 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white off-dry
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99