• Sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $8.99

Alsace

Kumpf et Meyer 2018 Alsace Restons Nature Pet-Nat

 Julien Albertus makes this wine from direct press Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris. The latest iteration has a subtle peachy hue, with a bit of Blanc de Noirs-type richness on the palate. Should pair brilliantly with food, but has enough body and texture to satisfy on its own too. Good acidity, but definitely a real wine with finesse and balance.  -Eben

  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $29.99

Austria

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $33.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Weninger 2017 Mittelburgenland Blaufränkisch

Franz Weninger has vines in both Sopron, Hungary and Burgenland, Austria. He started converting to biodynamics in 2006 and is now Demeter certified. Franz grows a variety of grapes on a mix of limestone, clay, loam, and loess soils (on the Austrian side), but his main focus is Blaufränkisch and its ability to showcase terroir. You can see this dedication in the sheer number of different, single-vineyard expressions he bottles from both sides of the border. The 2017 is from multiple Burgenland parcels. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $52.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

Coquelet 2018 Beaujolais-Villages

2018 is proving to be a superb vintage for Beaujolais, with lush, vibrant fruit and nice brightness despite the slightly higher than usual alcohol - the Damien Coquelet Beaujolais-Villages is a beautiful example and just a joyful wine! The wine shows a deep bright red color and aromas of crushed raspberry and strawberry with violet and citrus notes. The palate shows ripe sappy red and black fruits, pure and bright, lifted by citrusy acidity, with a nice earthy texture beneath the lush fruit that lingers in the long juicy finish.  Serve cool for immense enjoyment over the next three or four years!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Coquelet 2018 Morgon Cote de Py

As the step-son of Georges Descombes, Damien Coquelet certainly has had an excellent education when it comes to quality vini/viti-culture! He is now running his own operation,  farming 9 hectares in the Beaujolais region, which includes 4 hectares in the famed Morgon Cote du Py that go into this bottling. The vines are farmed organically and wines are made with no additions, save a scant amount of sulfur as necessary. The 2018 Morgon Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and rose, very pretty and lush. The palate shows a bit more depth and ripeness than the 2017, with sappy strawberry and black raspberry fruit  a bit of citrus and a more earthy character. The finish is refreshing, ripe and long with juicy berry fruit and firm acidity. Serve quite cool with chicken and white meats, grilled foods and charcuterie. Lovely wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2018 Morgon

Georges Descombes is one of the premiere vignerons in Beaujolais. His farming is certified organic and his winemaking is very traditional; using native yeasts, semi-carbonic maceration, and very little sulfur added at bottling.The 2018 Morgon showed beautifully, tasted with Georges in early February, a bit fuller and deeper than the Regnié and Brouilly, showing ripe aromas of raspberry and strawberry  with elegant strawbery liqueur, earth and minerals on the palate with terrific length. It's a gorgeous wine that should be served slightly chilled with just about anything - enjoy over the next three to five years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapierre 2019 Morgon

Matthieu and Camille Lapierre continue the beautiful work of their father, producing an elegant Morgon in the solar 2019 vintage. The wines had a dark ruby robe. The nose is a deep-pitched mélange of ripe, bosky red fruits fruits, black tea, bramble, game, and violets. The concentrated palate offers an array of stone, cherry pit, red plum, and licorice flavors with ripe tannins and a snappy mineral spine lending energy and structure that carries over on the long savory finish. This is lovely with a bit of a chill, but will come into its own with 3-5 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2015 St Emilion Cuvee Speciale Puisseguin

The vines of Chateau Beausejour live naturally in the Saint-Emilion satellite region of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Unlike many neighbors, the vineyard has never been exposed to pesticides or herbicides, the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, and remains unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur. The 2015’s taut structure holds together a generous array of aromas and flavors. A youthful and pronounced set of scents, like sharp dark cocoa, mint, and black cherry come from the glass. Flavors are of espresso, blackberry, plum, and sweet kirsch. Still, there is something very, very refreshing about this red. A perfect addition to a feast among family. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bellisle Mondotte 2010 Saint-Emilion

This fantastic organically-farmed Saint Emilion is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented in concrete tanks for 25 days and then aged for 22 months in first- and second-use barrels. With a beautiful minerality of clay and limestone, the wine shows the finesse and elegance of a great vintage. The bouquet is complex with dark berry, prune, plum, dry tobacco, cedar, violet and herbal notes and the palate is luscious with supple tannins, good acidity and a lingering finish. A delicious wine at a great value to drink with brisket, roasted lamb and hamburgers. You can also cellar the wine for several years (+7 years) if you would prefer to consume it later. Caroline Coursant   

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $324.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $3,999.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $849.99

Peybonhomme 2017 Premières Côte de Blaye Cru Bourgeois

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, there's 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
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

  • brandy
  • 34 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

Burgundy White

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Based in the village of Savigny-lès-Beaune with vines in Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses, the estate has roots going back to 1834. Claude de Nicolay, along with her brother François de Nicolay, fashion pure, old-school, age-worthy Burgundy. The vineyard work has been organic since the 1980s and certified biodynamic since 2005 with vines replanted with massale selection. Yields are kept low to express the terroir of each vineyard. 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $264.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $125.00

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $129.99

Domaine Billard 2019 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune La Justice (Chardonnay)

Domaine Billard is not a household name but that doesn't matter around here. They are working hard, farming organically, fermenting with indigenous yeasts and aging the wines using a minimum of new oak. What comes of that work are pure wines that express their place of origin. The 2019 "La Justice" comes from a single parcel tucked up behind Saint-Aubin. The soil is heavy with limestone and the temperature is generally a degree or two cooler than the grander vineyards just to the east. This is beautifully aromatic and leaning to the savory side, full of lemon peel and something like chamomile. On the palate there are more white flowers, green herbs and lemon pith and a feeling of breadth and weight up front that tightens in the finish, leaving a clear stony finish.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Domaine de Montille 2016 Bourgogne Blanc

The domaine currently known as Domaine de Montille was established in the 1750s, with the de Montille family coming into the picture through marriage in 1863. Now the estate is headed by the current generation, siblings Alix and Étienne de Montille. The Bourgogne Blanc sees up to a year of aging in a mix of used barrel and stainless steel tank. CB

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $119.99

Frantz Chagnoleau 2018 Saint Veran A La Cote

The Chagnoleau wines have a real sense of class, a testament to their commitment to quality farming. "A La Côte" comes from a parcel of fifty-year old vines farmed only by horse. It is exceptionally pretty, with notes of Meyer lemon, orange blossom and a green aromatic note that reminds me of tarragon (akin to Ramonet's wines). However, what I and my colleagues liked most was the sense of completeness. Everything is in sync here - there is good acidity and great weight and intensity of flavor. The minerality is particularly compelling as well, with a pronounced sea shell character. This is very fine and worth considering for mid-term aging as well as for drinking tonight with dinner. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

From a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils. The Lafouge "Les Hautés" is a beautifully dense and well-structured Burgundy in this low-yielding vintage. The wine shows a bright gold color with aromas of spiced pear and apple, melon, honeysuckle, stone, flint and lemon zest. The palate is dense and well structured with ripe white fruits, toasted almond, citrus and flinty mineral flavors - quite ripe but with firm citrusy acids and fabulous length.  Serve now with sole meunier, turbot and cod - this will be a beautiful wine with 5 to 8 years of cellaring. David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Lequin-Colin 2014 Santenay Les Hates

White Santenay is always a rare bird and to find one with bottle age at a good price feels a bit like Christmas. The Lequin-Colin wines we have tried have been generally excellent. The farming is first class and the wines feel uniformly restrained and elegant. "Les Hates" sits at the center of the appellation and sandwiched between several excellent 1er Cru sites. This is a nice bottle that shows a touch of reduction when the cork is pulled and then broadens as it opens up, with notes of preserved lemon, sesame and cured ham. 2014 was a truly great vintage for white and red Burgundy alike, notable for a wonderful sense of balance and focus. This won't last, so grab one before these are gone.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

Marcel Couturier 2017 Pouilly-Loché Le Bourg

There is a host of terrific growers in Mâcon and Pouilly farming organically these days and Marcel Couturier is one of the best. He is meticulous and hard-working and it is reflected in the wine. "Le Bourg" is a  single parcel of vines that  average seventy years old, planted in quite heavy clay and limestone soils. The wine that it produces is quite classic Pouilly, with rich yellow apple fruit, preserved lemon and baking spice. It is certainly the more baroque side of the appellation but that feeling of richness is ultimately an illusion. Like all good white Burgundy, it is held in check by a core of limestone that lends freshness and structure.   Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

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

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $129.99

Rateau 2018 Cote de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site with soils comprised of clay over limestone. Stone fruit and pear skin, white flowers and wet stone on the nose. Bright and fresh aromatically. The mid-weight palate is racy (especially given the vintage) and rainwater fresh with orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Delicious with mezze maniche and sautéed fresh white corn, spring onions and grape tomatoes. And I can see this pairing beautifully with grilled sea bass or pan-roasted scallops. This is lovely vibrant Chardonnay with a sense of place and worthy of a look, though I’d drink in the mid-term while the fruit is singing, say until 2025. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Blanc

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely Biodynamic wines in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils.  Quite racy and bright even in 2018, the wine shows ripe aromas of lemon, almond, stone, spiced pear and apple. The palate is rounder and more ripe than usual, but perfectly balanced with pear, citrus and stone flavors and terrific length. The antithesis of fat, oaky Chardonnays, this food friendly wine will accompany everything from oysters and grilled seafood to roast chicken and mild cheeses. Delicious now or cellar for 5 to 8 years. This is a real Chardonnay of terroir and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $164.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $339.99

Rontets 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Pierrefolle

"The Pouilly-Fuissé cuvée Pierrefolle is made from the only vineyard situated outside the Clos at Rontets: this plot is set only 500 meters south and is warmer because of its plain East exposure and the sheltered position from the North wind. This climate has older geological origins, preceding the Jurassic era: it sits on a granitic bedrock and its soil has no clay or limestone. This is why at the beginning of the 1970s it was planted using the Riparia rootstock, which has low vigor and guarantees limited yields and very good quality grapes. All these characteristics produce wines with lower acid, compared to those produced within our Clos. Although larger and somehow more generous, Pierrefolle is always sustained by a precise mineral expression and citrus aromatic note." (note from the estate) This is a beautiful Burgundy and a great food pairing - drinking well now, but five to ten years of aging will be very interesting. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Saumaize-Michelin 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras

This excellent Pouilly-Fuissé is a model of restraint. Coming from a parcel of vines averaging 45 years old,  the fruit hre leans tropical but never feels too lush or sticky. There is a touch of oak spice, particularly upon opening, but dissipating with air. There are notes of ruby red grapefruit, pineapple and an earthy quality reminiscent of modeling clay. The acidity is firm  and bracing and the chalky minerality become increasingly prominent the longer the wine is in the glass. It finishes with a pleasanty pith-like bitterness (almost like very dry tonic water) and is very persistent. If your heart is crying out for Chassagne-Montrachet, then you would do well to consider this delicious wine instead.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $46.99

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

Chartogne-Taillet NV Champagne Brut Cuvée Sainte-Anne (base 16/15)

Don't call it basic! Chartogne-Taillet’s “Cuvée Saint Anne” is one of our favorite grower Champagnes priced under $50. The grapes come Merfy in the Montagne de Reims and are a blend of the 2016 and 2015 vintages. On the nose there are aromas of apple blossoms, peach skin, and sea spray. The mid-weight, generous palate offers flavors of ripe golden apple, lemon curd, and crushed herbs on a racy, spritely finish. This has plenty of charm on the attack with a fine core of minerality lending focus and depth. Disgorged 7/26/17, dosage 5 g/l. John McIlwain(Wine arrives 12/19)

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

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $107.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

Marguet Père and Fils 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Grand Cru Ambonnay Rosé (disg. 3/19)

While we love biodynamic grower Benoît Marguet's Champagnes for their combination of Ambonnay power and frank minerality, it may be that his most pleasurable wine is his excellent vintage-dated rosé. Chardonnay dominated in a village noted for its Pinot Noir, the wine offer a beautiful nose highlighted by aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry seed, tarragon, and chalk. The palate is brightly mineral and structured, with a deep stoniness at its core within its layers of ripe red fruits and savory notes. The wine balances deftly its grand cru power with a lacy bead, vibrant acidity, and achingly pretty florality. This is natural Champagne and an absolute joy to drink.  John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ponson NV (2014) Champagne Extra Brut La Petite Montagne 1er cru

In a region beset by indifferent farming and difficult weather, there's a lot of inspiration to be had as a new generation of Champenois take over their family domaines. Maxime Ponson is a prime example of a young grower recognizing the need to improve the farming and embrace organic viticulture as a moral imperative (not to mention make better wines). La Petite Montagne 1er is sourced from vineyards spread across seven communes on the eponymous Petite Montagne located to the east and southeast of Reims. The current release is 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 25% percent Pinot Noir, disgorged 7/8/2019. The nose is fresh and expressive, with aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, and brioche. The palate is chiseled and stony with racy lemon zest and green apple flavors and a vibrant, mouthwatering finish. A great apéritif wine, and a fine choice for sashimi, oysters, or crudo. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Rosé Zero (base 2013)

Tarlant pulls off smart austerity with enough charm, character and nuanced flavor to make for compelling and food-oriented Champagne. The NV Rosé (in this case based on the superb 2008 vintage) shows off red fruits such as currant and raspberry, which are interestingly contrasted by a spicy note that borders on being peppery. Not overtly creamy, this Rosé is extrememly minerally and elegant. (85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir -- non-dosé -- disgorged 6/13)

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $86.99

Chevrot 2019 Bourgogne Rose 'Sakura'

For Chambers Street acolytes, the Chevrot brothers need no introduction. They are two of the good ones, making really delicious wines from some of the less forgiving terroirs in the Cote de Beaune. We are always big fans of their rosé and the '19 is a banger. The fruit profile leans distinctly pink-red, starting with green strawberries and ending up somewhere around a watermelon Jolly Rancher. It's got plenty of energy and drive. I could rhapsodize further, as this is the kind of rosé I really love drinking in great quantities but it would be superfluous. Just have some. There will be no regrets.     Sam Ehrlich

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $224.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $114.99

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2018 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with the stems, bringing just the right structure to this lush and beautiful wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky and sapid, showing the ripeness of the 2018s, with lush 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, drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rougeot, Pierre-Henri 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Rosé "Une Table pour Deux"

If you have not heard of Pierre-Henri Rougeot, you'd be in good company. The Burgundy echo chamber tends to circulate a handful of names around, creating far more demand than those estates can produce and driving prices through the roof. It's unfortunate, as there are dozens of domaines making some of the best wines this region has ever seen on a consistent basis. The Rougeot wines are a case in point. This  Passetoutgrains rosé from the generous 2018 vintage is Technicolor wine, full of cherry skin, crushed strawberries and orange bitters and terrific length and weight. It's aged in old oak and has an extra dimension of texture that is usually missing in the sea of commodity rosé that's out there. This is lovely wine.  Sam Ehrlich

  • rosé
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $105.00

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Cruchandeau, Julien 2018 Haute Cote de Nuits La Cabotte

Julien Cruchandeau continues to quietly impress in 2018. This Hautes-Cotes de Nuits comes from two parcels with quite rocky soils  and steep slopes above the village of Nuits St. Georges. 2018 was warm throughout Burgundy and the fruit profile is ripe and a touch darker than in past years, leaning into black cherry and plum skin. Combined with the high percentage of whole bunches during fermentation, which lend spice and structure and the first impression is a formidable wine, perhaps even standoff-ish. However, with a few minutes of air, that brawn starts to recede and the acidity and a salty character come to the fore. The fruit lightens to a more classic red character and gains lift and energy. This is a wine that rewards attention with complexity. Give it a little decant if you drink it tonight or stow a couple away for three to five years.  Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $31.99

De Montille 2016 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts

From the top of the slope planted in shallow limestone soils. 66% whole cluster. 60% new oak. The 2016 Malconsorts has a deeply-pitched nose with extravagant red and dark berry fruit, spice, game, and sousbois. The tightly coiled palate offers pure wild fruit, sapid earth notes, and layers of spice, black tea, and dense plummy stone fruit flavors overlaying a firm ripe structure, leading to a long explosive finish. This is tightly wound today, but should sing with 10-12 years in the cellar. This is truly impressive and has a long life ahead. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $699.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $274.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

Rateau 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin

From two small parcels in "Aux Eletois" (below Grand Cru Griottes)  and "les Epointures" (below 1er Cru Clos Prieur) on the more fine and aromatic side of Gevrey. Ruby robe. The nose offers an intriguing contrast between floral aromas and gamy, sauvage notes. For every rose petal, there’s a contrasting earth tone. The tension is compelling. On the palate ripe cherry and raspberry flavors are underlain by a pungent stoniness on a mid-weight, faintly tannic, but fresh, finish. This is delicious, if brambly, now but should gain in suavity with time in the bottle. I’d choose to pair this with something autumnal and savory. Pigéon? Pintade? Daube? John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $279.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

Germany

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white sparkling
  • 32 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 34 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

Dreissigacker 2018 Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken

Jochen Dreissigacker took over his family's estate in 2001 and began to steer the vineyards towards organic farming, which are now certified as such. Their entry-level trocken is a sourced from a mix of estate and purchased grapes (all organic), from mostly south/southeast-facing sites on loess and loam. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank, Jochen Dreissigacker was able to preserve a wonderful freshness and balance. This is a delightfully refreshing Riesling, with brisk acidity and notes of lush nectarines, tangerine juice and zest. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

Immich-Batterieberg 2017 Mosel C.A.I. Riesling Trocken

C.A.I. stands for Carl August Immich, owner of the estate in the 19th century, who used gunpowder charges to blast out part of the mountainside in order to plant vines. Grapes from vineyards in the Mosel and Saar valleys, vinified in stainless steel. Although we enjoy this every year, 2017 has been a great vintage of the C.A.I. following the leaner cut of 2016. Notes from right after bottling, last year: blue cheese and stone, vibrant and fruity with notes of Fuji apple, peach, and nectarine, such great texture, good weight but stays lively on the palate. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 21 in stock
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  • Organic
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  • 57 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

Lauer, Peter 2019 Saar Riesling Barrel X

Sourced from multiple vineyards in the Saar. It's pretty raw and wintry at the time of this writing, but Spring is here even if we feel like bulbs yet to sprout and bloom this year. But it’s a new vintage of Barrel X from Lauer and this is just the tonic to wake the dormant soul. The nose is a touch reticent upon opening, but by no means mute or buried under sponti or reduction. A brisk decant and aromas of white flowers, citrus peel, and green tea emerge. The palate is lithe and racy, a cool rill dancing over smooth stones. Fresh orchard fruits and a savory mineral character are given a sense of energy by the fresh, punchy acidity. This is designated feinherb, but this indicates charm rather than any overt sweetness. And this is charming in a wonderfully familiar way, beckoning for another sip, another glass shared between friends. Someday soon. Cracking with Asparagus and morel ragout. And I look forward to enjoying a bottle with some softshell crab or shad roe, while we're in a Spring state of mind.  John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 33 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $499.99

Vollenweider 2018 Mosel Wolfer Goldgrube Rieslin Kabinett 1.5 L

There's a touch of sponti on opening. But with a good amount of air a beautiful nose emerges, apple blossom, Meyer lemon peel, bee pollen dance with aromas of green tea and wet stone. There’s a touch of dissolved CO2 on the palate—you know, old school Mosel Riesling. The palate is distinctly stony, and I’d venture slaty. Piggybacking on all that stone are flavors of green apple skin, umeboshi, and quince, with all the lift and sparkling energy inherent in a Mosel Kabinett. Lifted and lithe, bright and brisk, this is lovely stuff. I’d give it a few years to knit the fruit, stone, and reductive elements, but this is lovely stuff and should age effortlessly. Vollenweider is a master of Pradikat wines (not to mention, a wonderful person) and any true Riesling lover should consider his wines for their cellar. I can’t wait to drink this with crab cakes, softshell crab, or a bowl of shrimp and Geechie Boy Mills grits. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $67.99

Italy Piedmont

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Boggione, Claudio 2015 Barolo Brunate

After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2015 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it blossoms, expressing both finesse and the power of Brunate - and it becomes increasingly delicious. I will put some bottles in the cellar, but given sufficient time in the decanter you can enjoy this now. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 9 in stock
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  • Organic
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Iuli 2018 Vino Rosso La Rina

This fascinating wine is made from an ancient Piedmontese grape, Slarina, that almost went extinct after laws prohibited its planting (due to inconsistent yields) in the post war period. Fabrizio Iuli is one of the champions of Slarina, and planted a hectare and a half in 2013. Farmed organically and vinified in the traditional manner: concrete vats and large, old oak barrels, the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered,  with only a tiny amount of SO2.The 2018 shows vibrant red fruit on the nose, with cherries, ripse strawberry, raspberry, red currant, as well as blood orange peel. The palate shows some tannins, but  they are soft and very well-integrated, as well as great acidity. The palate also introduces some green and herbaceous notes, as well as a hint of baking spice and cracked black pepper. A very bright, almost refreshing wine from Piedmont , perfect for warmer weather drinking. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 4 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

La Gerla 2014 Brunello di Montalcino

A delicious, classic Brunello; La Gerla uses a blend of Sangiovese Grosso from both the Canalicchio and Castelnuovo vineyards with vines averaging 25 years old. The wine is age in large 50-100hl casks for three years, then bottled and aged for an additional year before release.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Lecci e Brocchi 2019 Toscano IGT Il Meticcio Rosato

According to the producer, this wine is dedicated to animals known as "meticcio," or "mixed breed" in English. The estate has a beloved horse named Tiberio that is a meticcio. However, most animals with this heritage are less fortunate, and often abandoned, so this rosato is made in their honor. The wine is also a meticcio, coming from Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Alicante, Foglia Tonda, Colorino, and Canaiolo Nera. In the glass, the wine is a pale shade of rose gold. The nose has a soft scent of candied cherry, freshly blossomed white and pink flowers, and crushed white stone. A subtle but very elegant nose. The palate is more assertive, with tart red cherry and lemon zest. The mouthfeel is broad, with a touch of richness that lasts just a hint longer than the length of a sip. Very refreshing. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Italy White

Adalia 2018 Soave Singan

Like all wines from the Soave DOC, this 2018 Adalia Singan is primarily made from the the Garganega grape, with the addition of other varietals, including the native Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are trellised in the pergola trentina fashion, allowing a canopy of leaves to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight while the fruit hangs shaded below. Vineyards are located 250 meters above sea level to calcareous soils. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermented naturally, including a short time on the skins. Aged in stainless steel before bottling.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

Ausonia 2018 Abruzzo Pecorino Machaon

Pecorino from guyot trained vines planted to clay and limestone soils in the region of Atri in Abruzzo. Harvest is done by hand in the middle of September. In the cellar, primary fermentation is spontaneous in stainless steel tanks before malo occurs. The wine is not filtered and is aged in bottle for 10-12 months before leaving the winery. The wine has a beautiful color, displaying a yellow-gold perimeter around a clear-gold center. Aromas of candied lemon, tangerine peel, clove and thinly shaved Parmesan on the nose. Flavors are of lemon, limestone, a medley of bitter herbs, and salt. Like the 2018 Trebbiano from Ausonia, this Pecorino has extremely compelling acidity that hits a high caliber without stressing the palate. Here, there is a little bit of tannic structure as well, completing the wine's mouthfeel in a satisfying form. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

Ausonia 2018 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo from clay and limestone soils, grown in vineyards using traditional pergola abruzzese canopy trellising. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September. Natural fermentation occurs in steel tanks, followed by secondary fermentation. The wine is unfiltered and ages in bottle 10-12 months before release. The wine's color is a clear yellow. Typically I discuss the aromas of a wine before the flavors and mouthfeel, but this Trebbiano had such incredible verve on the back of the tongue, I can't help but go into it first. A shock, a zing, a powerful mix of acidity and tart lemony fruit that hits immediately. Along with the brazen lemon, there are flavors of firm yellow apple and green herbs. So incredibly satisfying. The nose displays dried apricot, spiced pear, and raw Earl Grey tea. Much more subtle than the activity on the palate. I also don't typically suggest serving a white wine very, very cold, but pour yourself a glass when right out of the fridge. It's delicious at all temps. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

COS 2018 IGT Sicilia Pithos Bianco

The 2018 COS Pithos Bianco is 100% Grecanico from the producer's Fontane Vineyard, located 230 meters above sea level. Vines, averaging 12 years old, are planted to sandy soils of limestone and silica. The fruit is picked by hand before 10 to 15 days of fermentation by indigenous yeast. The skins remain in contact with the wine for seven months in amphora.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Villana (Joy Kull) 2019 Vino Bianco

Primarily Procanico, with a small amount of Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia, Roscetto and Vermentino. Foot crushed and direct press.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

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  • 11 in stock
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  • 34 in stock
  • $16.99

Loire

Baudry 2018 Chinon Blanc

The 2018 Baudry Blanc "Domaine" is from 5 to 15 year-old vines in several parcels on the clay/limestone slopes in and around Cravant. The grapes are hand-harvested of course and ferment with wild yeasts in 500 liter oak barrels. This is the best vintage we have tasted of the "Domaine" blanc, showing a bright pale gold/bronze color, with floral, chalky aromas of almond and pear. The chalk returns on the palate with bright citrus and white fruits, a supple, silky texture and good length. Lovely wne.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $33.99

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Le Telquel

This "poil dur" is wagging its tail again in 2019, showing the extra ripeness of this great vintage in the Loire Valley, with juicy aromas of blackberry, rose, spice and citrus. It's Gamay with a bit of Cabernet Franc in this vintage, with an extra layer of ripeness, and nice density of bright blackberry fruit, a bit floral and spicy. Quite refreshing, even with the increased density in 2019, with good length of lush berry fruits and citrusy acids in the finish. Serve a bit cool with charcuterie, chicken and pork - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 56 in stock
  • $42.99

Brégeon, Michel 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Fred Lallier is now in charge at Domaine Bregeon and is doing great work at this important estate - one of the leaders in the return to quality in Muscadet. Certified organic, the 2018 Muscadet is from average 40 year-old vines in Gabbro terroirs in and around Gorges - it shows distinctive aromas associated with this terroir - pear, stone, petrol, anise and mushroom, with lovely white fruits in this ripe vintage with hints of lemon confit and wet stone. The palate is round and ripe, framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors, with stone fruits, earth, almond, anise and citrus that continue in the long finish. This is a lovely Muscadet in a riper style that is quite delicious now and should open up nicely over the next five years. Please decant or open an hour in advance.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Chevalerie 2017 Bourgueil Diptyque (Arrives 6/11)

Diptyque is located on 1 to 2 meters deep sand, gravel intermixed with clay soils on an old alluvial terrace closer to the Loire, at the foothills of the coteau. This terroir  gives supple, fruit driven cabernet without being green or too simple thanks to the biodynamic farming of the domaine. Maceration is short, aging is usually short (4-5 months) and only in tanks. The first vintage of this cuvée was in 2003. This is the vin de soif du the domaine - hyper quaffable, you can serve it slightly chilled, pop it open to pair with pretty much every type of food (except iodine and oily fish) and even keep a couple of years!. If you don’t believe cabernet franc can be delicious, juicy, savoury yet fruity, just try this wine! The 2017, a little tight last year, is now a pure delight after a quick decanting or using large stems. Quite purple in the glass, the nose if full of wild strawberry, crushed raspberry and hint of black berry. You pick up some iris root, Thai basil and forest floor too. In the palate, it is ultra fresh, with great, black raspberry like acidity, more herbal and floral. Tannins are really gentle yet present, with a liquorice root feel. Even if it is the vin de soif, you can drink it over a couple of days - it will only get better! Keep it up to 5 years with no problem. And as David Lillie said "Serve with charcuterie, pork chops or roast chicken and be happy!" 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Courault, Benoît 2018 Anjou Gilbourg (Magnum)

Gilbourg is one of two “grands vins” made by Benoît Courault, who I consider one of the masters of Chenin on schistes. Made from a blend of different plots on the Coteau des Mailles in Faye d’Anjou, the heart is the vineyard of Le Prieuré de Gastines. This is a superb terroir on the top of the hill, less than 2 miles away from Bonnezeaux. Benoit started to farm that vineyard in 2009, and it took him almost 5 years of work to recreate topsoils and have a decent yield. But he knew the wine from that terroir could be exceptional: these shallow lighter silts with veins of phtanites (a silica-rich sedimentary rock) over altered schistes are fantastic for deep, powerful yet refined Chenin. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed whole in a vertical pneumatic, settled overnight. Fermentation starts in tanks then finishes in Grenier foudre. As they lasted longer than usual (the summer drought decreased the amount of nitrogen available for the yeast to function quickly) so Benoit had to monitor very carefully. The wine was bottled by Christian Brault in October 2019.  With its pale gold color, you know you are going to enjoy a deep wine. On the nose, you pick up a lot of quince, white peach, kumquat, candle wax with a hint of fenugreek, pepper and Bourbon vanilla. The nose is quite fascinating and evolves a lot with air without losing its complexity. On the palate, you understand you are dealing with a great terroir: with its tense, nervy acidity, the structure is dense, powerful but not heavy at all, the ripeness counterpointed by some discreet tannins, saltiness and an elegant salivating bitterness. There is a lot going on already, but you can cellar this wine with no problem for at least a decade - the wine will gain even more complexity. The flavors are fresher than on the nose, with a lot of tamarin, pink grapefruit, gardenia and white pepper. The finish is really long, and typical of the schist with earl-grey notes. A terrific wine! Serve it in a large glass, not too cold, and decant if possible (especially if you open it in a couple of years). It would be perfect with a Turbot on the bone with a beurre blanc, a fried heirloom breed chicken or some bay scallops served with chestnut and celery. 100% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Courault, Benoît 2018 Vin de France La Coulée (Grolleau) 1.5 L

We love Grolleau! This underrated grape unique to the Loire Valley does not have the recognition it deserved, as it was for a long time used for off-dry rosé made from clones selected for their yield. But with high quality vines, great terroir and care, Grolleau can make really good wines! Imagine a mix between a Gamay from Saint-Amour, a Pineau d’Aunis from the Coteaux du Loir and a Pinot from Sancerre: this is what the best Grolleau can taste like, which means Benoît Courault’s La Coulée. Made from 40+ year old vines growing on the Coteau des Mailles in Faye d’Anjou, the silty clay soil over altered schists give a remarkable structure to the wine. In this vintage because of the heat, Ben added a little bit of Pineau d’Aunis and a touch of Chenin. The grapes are hand-harvested, co-vinified whole-cluster in semi-carbonic maceration with some pigeage at the end of the 12 days maceration. Press and free-run are blended, then the wine is aged in used Burgundy barrels. It is bottled unfined unfiltered by Christian Brault in October 2019, with just a little sulfur added at racking. Give the wine a quick decant to reveal a hedonistic nose of wild rose, pink peppercorn, fennel, forest floor. Blind, you would have a hard time guessing this wine : the attack has the delicacy of Pinot from the Southern Côte-de-Beaune, the mid-palate the flesh of a cru Beaujolais, and the finish the spiciness of Pineau d’Aunis. It may be simple on the first sip, but the more you taste it, the longer and more complex it shows with notes of rosemary, iris, black pepper and humus. This is a very serious wine, and indeed one of the very best Grolleaux. Benoit, usually very humble, is quite happy about it, which means a lot! Serve it today decanted or in a Burgundy glass, or keep it 10 years. It can handle a little chill. Pair it with a smoked trout served with a Basque stew, or some charcuterie like fennel soppressata or pata negra. 80% Grolleau, 15% Pineau d’Aunis, 5% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Courault, Benoît 2018 Vin de France Les Guinechiens

Les Guinechiens is one of two “grands vins” made by Benoît Courault, who I consider one of the masters of Chenin on schistes. It is a 0.62 ha single vineyard located in Le Plessis, a little hamlet between Faye d’Anjou and Montbenault. The vines are at least 40 years old. The terroir is quite different from Gilbourg’s: there is more clay and more diversity of schists (green, red, blue). The wine is always more austere and strict, with less mid palate flesh but with a comparable length. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed whole in a vertical pneumatic, settled overnight. Fermentation starts in tanks then finishes in Grenier foudre. As they lasted longer than usual (the summer drought decreased the amount of nitrogen available for the yeast to function quickly)  Benoit had to monitor very carefully. The wine was bottled by Christian Brault in October 2019.  The nose is more subtle and discreet than Gilbourg, showing discreet notes of acacia, apple blossom, lemon verbena, hay and smoked salt. On the palate the wine is admirably delicate yet asserting its origin with its spine of ripe acidity, its phenolic bitterness and its saltiness coming from the schist. With air, it takes even more volume without losing its touch. Some lemon zest, rhubarb and honeydew appear, as well as a lot of iodine notes. The finish is remarkably long. Still a baby, this bottle would benefit from some cellaring, and for sure would be admirable in 10 years or so. If you serve it today use a large glass, not too cold, decant if possible. A Maine-lobster roll with melted butter would be amazing with this wine, but you could pair it also with a black cod, sea urchin bouillon and seaweed or a summer pea risotto with fig oil. 100% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Courault, Benoît 2018 Vin de France Les Guinechiens 1.5 L

Les Guinechiens is one of two “grands vins” made by Benoît Courault, who I consider one of the masters of Chenin on schistes. It is a 0.62 ha single vineyard located in Le Plessis, a little hamlet between Faye d’Anjou and Montbenault. The vines are at least 40 years old. The terroir is quite different from Gilbourg’s : there is more clay and more diversity of schists (green, red, blue). The wine is always more austere and strict, with less mid palate flesh but with a comparable length. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed whole in a vertical pneumatic, settled overnight. Fermentation starts in tanks then finishes in Grenier foudre. As they lasted longer than usual (the summer drought decreased the amount of nitrogen available for the yeast to function quickly) so Benoit had to monitor very carefully. The wine was bottled by Christian Brault in October 2019.  The nose is more subtle and discreet than Gilbourg, showing discreet notes of acacia, apple blossom, lemon verbena, hay and smoked salt. On the palate the wine is admirably delicate yet asserting its origin with its spine of ripe acidity, its phenolic bitterness and its saltiness coming from the schist. With air, it takes even more volume without losing its touch. Some lemon zest, rhubarb and honeydew appear, as well as a lot of iodine notes. The finish is remarkably long. Still a baby, this bottle would benefit from some cellaring, and for sure would be admirable in 10 years or so. If you serve it today use a large glass, not too cold, decant if possible.  A Maine-lobster roll with melted butter would be amazing with this wine, but you could pair it also with a black cod, sea urchin bouillon and seaweed or a summer pea risotto with fig oil. 100% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $37.99

Landron, Jo NV Vin Mousseux de Qualité Brut Atmosphères

 Gros Plant (Folle Blanche) and Pinot Noir, 2 years of aging, quite dry—about 5 grams of sugar per liter. A delicious and fun Champagne-method apéritif, with tart citrus and red fruit flavors and fine bubbles, grab some before it disappears.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Mosse, Joseph & Sylvestre 2019 VDF Le Bisou

The 2019 "Le Bisou" frm the Mosse famly is an blend of Grolleau Noir, Pineau d'Aunis, Cot, Gamay, Grolleau Gris and Cabernet Franc, vinified in carbonic maceration.  It'a very light-bodied red - or a dark rosé - showing lovely aromas of raspberry and red currant with floral notes. The palate is bright, light and refreshing with a lovely melange of red fruits leading to a clean, lively finish. Serve quite cool as an aperitif or with any light meals and charcuterie this summer.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Gorges

We're ecstatic to have this superb new Muscadet from Pépière. The product of an exchange of juice with Fred Lailler at Domaine Bregeon (pressed at Bregeon), the wine undergoes a slow fermentation and is then aged 42 months on the lees. Marc Ollivier considers this his favorite of his bottlings right now, along with the Château-Thébaud. From Bregeon's vines on Gabbro with clay topsoil (in conversion to organic) the 2015 Gorges is a complex, dense and beautifully structured wine, with unique aromas showing almond, smoke and petrol notes in addition to stone, pear, quince and mushroom. The palate is dense and intensely mineral with ripe pear and quince, earth, almond, anise and citrus notes, with stone, lemon peel and white fruits lingering in the very long finish. Although vibrant and delicious now, we would recommend waiting for eight to ten years before opening for peak enjoyment. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson

The 2017 "Clisson" reminds us of the superb 2014 - subtle, fine and elegant, and at the same time dense and powerful, yet with only 12.5 % alcohol. The wine shows a very pale bronze color lovely aromas of lemon zest, fresh herbs, stone, almond and dried pear and apple, very elegant, with hints of pineapple, anise and brown spice. The palate shows nice ripeness, density and weight but remains delicate and fresh with pear, citrus zest and intense mineral flavors with a finish that is very long and lemony and slightly astringent with food-friendly minerality. The 2017 Clisson is a delightful wine - serve as often as possible with oysters, little-necks, grilled seafood and roast chicken. Put some in the cellar to enjoy over its  20+ year evolution while enjoying with fish in sauce and shellfish. Thank you Marc, Remi and Gwenaëlle for another beautiful wine!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Les Déronnières

The grapes for this new cuvée from Francois Pinon (first made in 2014)  used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec. In 2018 it's fabulously ripe, dense and complex, with approximately 20 grams of RS per liter. The wine shows elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very supple and ripe, saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with impressive density and length. A great Vouvray with fantastic minerality  that will age beautifully!  Normally thought of as a fish wine, the flavors and texture of this wine will make it pair beautifully with poultry and white meats as well.  Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Roche Bleue 2018 Coteaux du Loir La Belle D'Aunis

The talented Sébastien Cornille is making some of the most beautiful wines in Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir - The 2018 "Belle d'Aunis" is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from old vines in clay with silex soils over limestone in the Coteaux du Loir; 15 day semi-carbonic maceration, slow pressing and assembly with the "jus de goutte" followed by aging in 3 to 4 year-old barrels. The wine shows a bright red/garnet color with elegant aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, cherry and rose petal with white pepper and earth. The palate shows chalky, sappy raspberry and tart cherry fruit, light but dense, elegant and long with earthy acidity lingering in the finish. Refreshing and delicious now, this should be quite interesting after three to five years in the cellar. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

Thomas-Labaille 2019 Sancerre Rosé Authentique

The Thomas-Labaille  Rosé "Authentique" is from Pinot Noir grown on the  Kimmeridgian limestone hills of Chavignol. Lovely very pale pink color, pretty aromas of red raspberry, tart strawberry, citrus and melon with a bit of extra depth and ripeness due to the warm sunny conditions in the 2019 growing season. The palate is very crisp and fresh with candied red fruits, citrus and stony acids that continue in the juicy and very mineral finish. This is one of the raciest rosés you can find, very elegant and refreshing - serve quite cool on a hot day with anything grilled, or just sip and enjoy....

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Cheverny "Frileuse"

1/3 each Sauvignon Blanc/Fié Gris/Chardonnay. The name of the site, Frileuse, roughly translates as "little cold one", a nod to the flat, frost-prone nature of this vineyard. These three varieties are co-planted in one 3.8-hectare estate site, Fié Gris being the historical name for Sauvigon Gris, itself an old variation of Sauvignon Blanc originating in Bordeaux (it tends to be fuller-bodied, softer, richer and more melon-mango in flavor vs. the better-known Blanc). The vines are planted on flinty clay soils, range from 4 to 47 years old and are organically farmed and hand-harvested. The wine is fermented with natural yeasts and aged on its lees with bâtonnage for 8 months in used demi-muids and Burgundy barrels; bottled unfiltered and with a minute amount of sulfur. Because Frileuse lies within the original Clos, the home estate of Tue-Boeuf in Cheverny, the full estate name features prominently at the top of the label; the wine is classified as Cheverny AOC.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Touraine Le Brin de Chèvre

The unique and vibrantly delicious 2018 "Brin de Chèvre"is 100% Menu Pineau grown on clay soils with silex and gravel, 70% 65-80 year-old and 30% young vines, aged for 12 months in demi-muid and Burgundy barrels, 15mg/L SO2.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Vin de France Romorantin "Frileuse"

The rare and superb 2018 Romorantin "Frileuse" from Tue-Boeuf is 1/3 from 110 year-old vines and 2/3 from 40 year-old vines on clay/silex soils, ages 12 months in Burgundy barrels, 15 mg/l SO2.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $62.99

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $15.99

Kamara Estate NV Retsina Wine (Greece)

Retsina is the ancient style of resinated white wine native to Greece. Wines have been flavored with the sap or resin of the Aleppo Pine for at least 2000 years, and the unique profile is (when well done) very friendly to the spiced seafood and other Mediterranean fare that forms the core of the Greek diet. I like to drink retsina with cured fish, with olives, or with Asian food.  This retsina is the most impressive I've tasted, and very reasonable in price: the grapes (from young vines belonging to Kamara Estate near Thessaloniki) are vinified in stainless steel tanks with small bits of Aleppo Pine resin added to the must. The profile is clearly resinated (think of the aromas of pine sap and bark, rather than aggressive menthol notes) but the fresh character of bright Assyrtiko and Roditis grapes certainly comes through (typically, modern retsina is made with neutral, fleshier Savatiano - the use of Assyrtiko and Roditis makes this brighter, fresher, and more interesting to my palate). Retsina sometimes gets dismissed but I hope you'll try this as either a fun apéritif or a great pairing for well-flavored seafood, garlicky dips, or charcuterie. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 53 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic

Siflogo 2019 Lefkada Vertzami "Keropatis"

Siflogo is an organic wine project begun by Maria and Dionysis Papanikolopoulos on the picturesque island of Lefkada in the Ionian sea, off the west coast of mainland Greece. Here, ungrafted vines of indigenous grape varieties (Vertzami, Vardea, Mavropatrino) struggle on poor, very rocky, limestone soils. Keropatis, the name of this wine, is a local term for light red wines that are close to rosé in terms of body. Made from the dark, black grape Vertzami, this is a pretty, mineral and delicately fruity light red wine made with a short maceration and without the addition of sulfur. It shows notes of cranberry, candied sour cherry, and lots of limestone minerality. I've been drinking it with a slight chill - and it disappears very quickly! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. France

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

Donneurs du Temps 2016 Arbois Chardonnay "Murphy" 1.5 L

Headed by winemaker Guillaume Gilet, Les Donneurs de Temps started with 1.5 hectares in Arbios in 2012, instantly relying on organic methods of viticulture and cellar work. The name of this delicious Jura white is an ode to Murphy’s Law, as during the vintage both Guillaume's best friend Gerard Villet and his father were fighting cancer, the press fell into a tank, the tractor fell over into a ditch, and hundreds of bottles broke in a cellar accident (not to mention the frost!). Guillaume wrote to us that even with all of this catastrophes, he assumes the "paternité" of the wine, which we happen to love as much as he does. This is an assemblage of Chardonnay from the Mailloche vineyard, and a parcel called "Elliot," with 15% Savagnin from 2015 vintage. The nose offers aromas of dried lemons, raw pear, and basil. On the palate, perched upon a refreshing 11.6% ABV, are flavors of tangy citrus, anise, fresh green herbs and grass. David Hatzopoulos 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

"Le Ciste" is named after a flowering bush that grows around the Laguerre's steep, organic vineyards in Saint-Martin de Fenouillet. The 2017 is made from equal parts Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle ,Vermentino and Grenache Blanc and a small addition of Macabeu. Each parcel is hand-harvested, the grapes are fermented separately with native yeasts and raised in used demi-muid. This superlative cuvée is a fascinating showcase of the Roussillon's mighty terroir. The acidic soils of decomposed granite give this wine excellent mineral tension that deepens with time in bottle. Aromas are intricately woven with notes of bright lemon oil, verbena, sage, and salty seashells. The palate is supple and round with generous flavors of pear, white flowers, thyme, and almond framed by pure mineral acidity. This is a fantastic wine that is delicious now but will develop a beautiful honeyed texture and rich flavors after 5-10 years in bottle. Eric recommends pairing this with sardines on toast, goat cheeses, and roasted chicken. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Le Passage

"Le Passage" is a hardy blend of 65% Syrah (de-stemmed) and 35% Carignan from Eric Laguerre's highest parcel (1,700 feet), on soils of decomposed granite. The grapes are pressed into fiber tank for fermentation with native yeasts, then aged in concrete with minimal added SO2. This cuvee is fuller-bodied than his "EOS Rouge," with the high-quality of his low-yielding Carignan on full display. Robust and rustic, with notes of blackberry, brown spice, plum and black currant on the nose which carry over to the palate. The slight citrus tang from the acid is delightful along with some soft tannins. This pairs fantastically with roast lamb, ribeye, and sheep cheeses.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Le Temps des Cerises (Prufer) 2019 VDF Avanti Popolo

Born and raised in East Germany, Axel Prüfer moved to France as a young man in 1998 to pursue a career in winemaking. He resides in a mountainous region of the Languedoc and his vines are planted in various plots, all of them surrounded by thick forests. Axel doesn’t allow anything unnatural to come into the vines’ ecosystem, striving for a healthy, polycultural environment in which they can thrive. He uses this same, minimalistic approach in the cellar, although at times will employ a minimal dose of sulfur at bottling. Avanti Popolo is Carignan, Aramon (a rare grape from the region), and Cinsault.  The nose is awash with bright red berry fruit, rose petals,  and garrigue. It's zingy, spicy and very "funky." On the palate it's high-toned and fresh with invigorating fruit, spice, and minerals. Drink with a chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

Navarre 2017 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

Thierry Navarre's  Cuvée Olivier is a blend from old vines of Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah in Thierry’s 12-hectare practicing organic estate situated in the AOC of Saint-Chinian, grown in brown schist soils that give density to the finished wine. On the nose it is deep and complex with dusty dark plum, boysenberry, pink peppercorn, sage, lemon oil, and clementine zest.  The palate is poised and structured, leaning towards more smoky and mineral flavors but is balanced by fresh fruit. Blackberries, citrus, and savory herbs come to mind on the finish that lingers on the palate. On day two the palate is beginning to open up with more fruit redolent of pomegranate seeds and  minerals.  Drink now or cellar for 10 to 15 years. Truly a great wine, perfect with grilled meats, tagines and stews and a fantastic value.

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2018 Saint-Chinian Le Laouzil

Thierry Navarre's touchstone "Laouzil" is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from old vines planted on brown schist ("Laouzil" in the local dialect) soils in the rugged mountains of Roquebrun (Saint-Chinian). The grapes are de-stemmed and aged in neutral barrel before bottling with minimal sulfur. The 2018 has a beautiful robe of bright red/black. The nose shows decadent aromas of red currant, blackberry and black cherry, sage, and deeper notes of espresso. The palate is creamy, but not heavy with fine powdery tannins. Perhaps a bit brighter than the 2017, wonderfully balanced and accessible for drinking now. Flavors of black fruits, peppercorn, and savory herbs cling to a core of dense minerals on the long, persistent finish. Delicious now it will also benefit from 3 - 5 years in the cellar.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 Vin de France Ribeyrenc

An almost extinct grape grown in the Languedoc, in southern France, Ribeyrenc has been preserved mostly due to the work of Thierry Navarre and his father before him, planted on slopes of schist, exposure south-east.  It’s thin-skinned and yields a fresh and vibrant red wine that could easily pass for a dark rosé. The aromas are complex with red fruits, spice, herbs, tobacco, rose petal and tea-leaf. Low-alcohol and  light-bodied and a bit delicate with plum, red currant, spice and smoke on the palate, with a long finish - fresh, floral, and unlike anything else, really a lovely wine ! EL

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades

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 2019 has pretty high-toned red-currant, boysenberry, black plum, violet,  spiced citrus and smokey aromas, quite fresh and appealing. The palate has  red currant, blackberry and plum fruit, it's light to medium-bodied, but with lovely ripeness and depth with refreshing acidity and good sappy length. Good intensity of fruit but low alcohol, 12%, which makes it very food-friendly. Serve cool with charcuterie, burgers, grillled chicken and pork and mild cheeses. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre NV Vin de France Vin de Grenache Demi-Sec

Every few years Thierry Navarre makes a new batch of his late-harvest "Vin de Grenache" - this version is outrageous - it's an oxidative orange wine (!) showing a dark orange color and aromas of dried fruits - apricot and prune - brown spice, walnut, honey and wildflowers with slightly sweet palate of ripe black cherry, dried apricot, brown spice and minerals. (It can be kept for weeks re-corked in the fridge) Serve with dried fruits and nuts, strong cheeses or just enjoy by itself - only 36 bottles for the US. David Lillie

  • rosé off-dry
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tinou (Serge Hondet) 2016 Jurançon Cuvee Tradition

The 2016 Domaine Tinou Jurançon Cuvée tradition  is made of equal part Petit and Gros Manseng grown in Serge Hondet's beautiful vineyard in Lasseube, certified organic since 1964.  Both are grown quite close one from another on 2 ha of heavy clay soil with veins of lavasse, the local name for sandstone. Harvested usually in mid-October by hand, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed, settled 24-36 hours than vinified in epoxy tank until harvest. Serge is only using sulfur dioxide and not potassium metabisulfite, usually at press, racking and bottling. 2016 was a great vintage for Serge, with perfect season leading to a peaceful harvest with beautiful grapes. In the glass, the light gold with green flex is typical for young Jurançon. As for all his wines, it is recommended to decant them, even the sweet : they need air to reveal their perfumes and their length. Once open, the nose is classical example of the Manseng, a combination of crunchy, exotic tropical fruits with some herbal notes, a hint of spice, and a remarkable intuition of fresh concentration. The palate has more orange variations and some earl grey tea notes. As  usual, it is hard to assess the sweetness - here 42g - thanks to the energetic acidity. Enjoy it in a large glass at 8C, and serve it of course with tropical fruit and citrus based deserts, but also with Moroccan spice chicken tajine and other dishes with sweet or sweet and sours seasoning be they veggies, fish or white meat. 50% Petit Manseng, 50% Gros Manseng. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white medium-sweet
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Tinou (Serge Hondet) 2018 Jurançon Sec

The 2018 Domaine Tinou Jurançon Sec is made from 90% Gros Manseng and Lauzet grown in Serge Hondet's beautiful vineyard in Lasseube, certified organic since 1964. Serge is one of the few vignerons in the world cultivating the rare Lauzet, an indigenous grape of the area : there are less than 4 ha left in the world! In 2003, he replanted an abandoned vineyard where Lauzet used to produce a great wine, very much enjoyed by his grand-father. A low yielding, fragrant grape, he blends it with old vines Gros Manseng. Both are grown in vineyards quite close one from another on heavy clay soil with veins of lavasse, the local name for sandstone. Harvested usually in mid-October by hand, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed, settled 24-36 hours than vinified in epoxy tank until July. Serge is only using sulfur dioxide and not potassium metabisulfite, usually at press, racking and bottling. The 2018 version of the Domaine Tinou's Jurançon Sec will please for sure wine lovers who enjoy bone dry Riesling from the Rheinhessen or the Wachau. Same tension, same weight, just a little variation on the aromatics : no lemongrass, lime zest or smoked salt but mountain sage, pink grapefruit and white pepper. The wine is a little shy, so don't hesitate to decant to express its nose and give the  palate all its length. On the palate, the vibrant tension of the Manseng is here : it is the spine of the structure, and lifts it up as you don't feel at all the 14%. More tropical notes are discreetly popping up here and there. The touch of quinine in the back makes the wine ever more salivating. For the price, it is a bargain! Jurançon Sec in general allows for a lot of pairings, and in this more savoury expression you can go with powerful shellfish, white poultry,  aged ewe milk cheeses. A turbot served with white beans, almonds and girolles would be very nice! 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Lauzet. Pascaline Lepeltier

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $38.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

Misc. Italy

Adalia 2016 Valpolicella Amarone Classico Ruvaln

The 2016 Ruvaln Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG from Adalia comes from vines 400 meters above sea level, planted to calcareous soils. The vines are planted in in the double pergola trentina trellising system, which gives the leaves the best exposure to the sun's rays, while keeping the grapes cool under a shady canopy. The Ruvaln is made up of 40% Corvina, 40% Corvina Grossa, and 20% Rondinella. The grapes are selected by hand in the first part of October and let to naturally dry for 3 months. At the beginning of February, the grapes are destemmed and gently pressed. Spontaneous fermentation begins in stainless steel, followed by malo. In the cellar, the wine ages in barrel for 24 months before release.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Adalia 2018 Valpolicella Classico Laute

A while ago, my fiance filled me in on an interesting fact. Many of the grapes that go into the  red wines of the Valpolicella DOC are named after the birds that eat them. Corvina is based on "corvo," which means "crow." Rondinella is based on "rondine," which means "swallow." The Adalia 2018 Laute is 35% Corvina, 35% Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara. The grapes are trellised in the regionally traditional pergola trentina system, allowing the leaves of the vines to catch optimum sunlight, while the grapes are shaded underneath their canopy. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September, destemeed, and gently pressed. Fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. The wine sees one week on the skins before malo. Aged in stainless before bottling.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

Adalia 2018 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore "Balt"

The Adalia 2018 Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore Balt comes from a blend of the regions traditional red grapes. Composed of 35% Corvina, 35% Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara from vineyards planted to calcareous soils at 300 meters above sea level. Like all of the Adalia wines, the vines are set up in the double pergola trentina system, allowing the leaves to obtain as much sunlight as possible, while shielding the fruit below the canopy. The grapes are picked by hand in the second half of October, before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation begins with native yeasts in stainless steel. Maceration on the skins lasts for approximately one week. At the end of February, the wine is then "passed over" the skins of the dried Amarone grapes for 7-10 days. Aging is done in oak barrels for 18 months, where secondary fermentation finishes before bottling.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $15.99

Ausonia 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Anfora

The color is black in the center with purple edges. Compared with Ausonia's standard Apollo, this wine shows much less fruit. It is more reserved. The wine's nose is soft, with notes of iron, soy sauce, raw almonds and walnuts, and dried, savory red cherry. The palate has black cherry and a mix of warm herbs. In structure, the wine displays a soft texture of well-integrated tannins and medium acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

Ausonia 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Apollo

From guyot trained Montepulciano vines planted to clay and limestone soils. Picked by hand in the first half of October. Primary fermentation begins with skin contact for 15 days in stainless steel tanks before malo. Wine is bottled unfiltered. Against my white notebook paper, the wine has a core of very dark purple, with a lighter shade around the rim. The nose is a blast, packed full of an array of fruits and earth. Fragrant aromas of summer peach, strawberry, and cherry create a lush base for more subtle accents of sun-dried tomato and loamy, cool earth. On the palate, there is plummy dark fruit and red cherry, with a touch of dark mineral zest. The wine is tannic, a touch more so than I anticipated, with good grip balanced by medium acidity. If you're looking for a new house red, this bottle from Ausonia could very well be your answer. Lots of flavor, structured but drinkable, and under $20. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

Ausonia 2019 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

From guyot trained Montelpulciano vines planted in clay and limestone soils. Fruit is picked by hand in the beginning of October. A portion of the wine macerates for 5-6 days to get color and structure. Alcoholic  fermentation begins spontaneously in stainless steel tanks, followed by malo. The wine is a shade of deep cherry, reflecting the flavors and structure of this fantastic rosato. On the nose, there are full aromas of strawberry, cherry, raspberry and a hint of mocha. The palate has similar flavors of mixed red berries, with an additional accent of wild herbs. A touch of acidity freshens the wine's full texture. On the first day I had the bottle open, the wine was gentle with a soft richness. On the second day, the wine became pleasantly juicy. An expressive, flavorful, but thirst-quenching member of the Ausonia lineup. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $259.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Graziano, Vittorio 2017 Emilia Lambrusco "Fontana dei Boschi"

Vittorio Graziano – widely known as one of the true artisans in the region — makes Lambrusco the old fashioned way without additives, and with the fermentation finishing in bottle, which gives the wine a complex and deeply savory quality that we have not seen in most Lambrusco.  Vittorio’s wine is serious, and has both tannic structure and minerality that speak of tradition and non-intervention in the cellar.  JR

  • red sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Villana (Joy Kull) 2019 Vino Rosso

Our friend Joy Kull went to learn winemaking in Lazio, Italy. After several years learning from local farmers and winemakers, she found her own plot of land and began her project, called La Villana. This is a straightforward charming red made from Sangiovese and  Montepulciano,  with a bit of Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo. Destemmed by hand, with one week of maceration. The nose shows immediate tangy cherry, with darker accents of candied grape and wispy espresso. On the palate, the wine delivers flavors of black cherry, hints of green herbs and cola. A very satisfying mouthfeel, with some tannin lining a full, juicy core. Chill this for the most refreshing glass.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Romeo del Castello 2017 Etna Rosso Allegracore

The Allegracore bottling from Romeo del Castello is from the younger part of their vineyard, planted in 2004. An elegant and approachable Etna Rosso, it has been a Chambers Street favorite since the 2009 vintage! 2017 was a hot year in Sicily, but the wine is very balanced thanks to an earlier harvest and aging in stainless steel. A blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappucio, though from my understanding, primarily Mascalese. Chiara says that in the past Cappucio was use more to give color and boldness, while the structure comes from the Mascalese.   -EL

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Misc. Spirits

Casa Mariol NV Vermouth Negre

I love Vermut Negre, and I have for years. It's the sort of sweet red vermouth that I can move through with ease when it's in the fridge at home, even in it's signature liter format. It can fulfill the traditional sweet vermouth role in basically any cocktail that calls for it, but I love it most in simpler forms that highlight its own flavors. The bottle itself suggests the most classic way to drink it, associated with the Vermouth bars of Barcelona: on the rocks, topped with seltzer water, and garnished with an orange and an olive. It also makes a great Negroni! Ben Fletcher

  • vermouth
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • vermouth
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

Portugal Table

Aphros 2019 Phaunus Pet Nat Rose Vinho Espumante

A refreshing rose sparkler from Aphros winery, this is a blend of Alvarelhao and Vinhao, made in Pet-Nat (or Ancestral) method. Tasty, fresh, and very pale in the glass, with bright acidity and subtle fruit mingling with hibiscus and rosewater notes.   -EL

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

Filipa Pato NV Bairrada Brut Rose "3B"

Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.

  • rosé
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $17.99

Rhone

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

Balazu des Vaussières 2015 Vin de France Cuvée Coquelicot

 The 2015 "Cuvee Coquelicot" from Christian and Nadia Charmasson at Balazu des Vaussieres is made from 100%Grenache which undergoes an approximately two month carbonic maceration, followed by pressing and 3 years in vat (no wood).  This is perhaps the most "natural" of all Southern Rhône reds, as the Charmassons use no SO2 or other additives in the wine and refuse to use copper sulfate in the vines. This is a key difference in farming as the use of the organic permitted copper sulfate is harmful to soil fauna, especially earthworms, which are important to the conversion of minerals in the bedrock to usable compounds for the vine. The living soils at Balazu des Vaussieres produced this extraordinary natural wine in 2015, showing vibrant aromas of ripe black cherry, blackberry and cassis with citrus, violet, mineral and licorice notes. The palate is dense and bright with complex black fruits, earthy mineral and herbal flavors, licorice and firm acidity in the long intense finish. with a few days open, the wine concentrates becoming an essence of earthy black cherry confit, quite extraordinary. This is a beautiful wine and and an essential purchase for any lover of natural wines. Our thanks to Nadia And Christian Charmasson for their committment to living soils and  winemaking with zero additives. David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $224.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Clos de la Bonnette 2018 Condrieu "Légende Bonnetta"

The Clos de la Bonnette is a young estate, having reclaimed ancient vineyards and producing their first wines in 2009.  This is a beautiful Condrieu from granit soils on the Côte Bonnette, always in organic farming and produced with minimal SO2. The wine showed elegant, complex aromas and a dense, silky palate when tasted last winter - here is Livingstone-Learmonth's assessment: "firm yellow robe; the bouquet is reserved, lying in wait, gives a low-key air of glazed fruits, cooked lemon, apricot, has depth and mystery. The palate is wide, robust, charged with ample matter, centres on cooked pear, a note of apricot, and vanilla pod from the oak. It’s notably substantial on the second half, has a red wine physique. It’s a Condrieu of authority, better with some age under its belt than young, say at five to six years’ old." This young wine should be decanted if possible or cellar 3 - 5 years before drinking.

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos de la Bonnette 2018 VDP Collines Rhodaniennes Vieilles Vignes Syrah

The Clos de la Bonnette VDP Syrah is 2/3 from 40 to 70 year-old vines above Côte-Rôtie "Tartaras" on schist and clay soils over granit, 1/3 from below Côte-Rôtie "Tupin" on alluvial soils. This is an extraordinary Vin de Pays that impressed us enormously when tasted last winter, showing the lush ripeness of the 2018 vintage but retaining the bright subtle fruit of a good Côte-Rôtie. The aromas are floral, with pretty red fruits and earth, the palate is dense but bright with raspberry and cherry fruit with a very mineral core in the long elegant finish. This will drink beautifully over the next five years, only ten cases for the US. David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Joncuas 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Blanc

50% Clairette (some vines 100 years-old) with Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, always organically farmed, wild yeast fermentation, aged in enamel vat.  Floral dried pear, apricot, hay, thyme aromas. Ripe pear, stone, caramel, lemon, anise on the palate. A complex, ripe wine with a supple palate but with good acidity that will pair with fish stews, shellfish, pork and chicken dishes as well as full-flavored goat cheeses. This is an outstanding Southern Rhône white and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

Domaine des Amphores 2018 Saint-Joseph Les Mesanges

"Les Mesanges" is a cuvée of Saint-Joseph made from 40 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, 25% new, 75% 5 to 8 year-old. This is the most structured and age-worthy of the Domaine des Amphores Saint-Josephs and is a lusher more forward wine than usual in this excellent vintage. The 2018 will benefit from a few years of aging, and needs a bit of time open if drinking now, then shows generous aromas of ripe blueberries, smoked green olive and thyme and is generally brimming with energy and life. As in 2015,  the palate is ripe and supple with black fruit liqueur, menthol, spice, earth and mineral flavors, quite intense but very bright, lifted by firm acidity, really showing the Biodynamic farming.  It has terrific persistence and freshness and was a perfect companion to roast chicken and summer squash. This will drink beautifully over the next 15 years. SE/DL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $699.99

La Vieille Julienne 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape

10 hectares of vines. The Chateauneuf is Grenache 60%, Syrah 15%, Mourvedre 10%, and Counoise 5%, from vines 70-100 years old. Aged in large old barrels and barriques for 12-18 months; bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $274.99

Pierre Andre 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1.5 L

(Note: Pierre André 2016 Magnum Special Price is $108.99) We consider Domaine Pierre André to be one of the greatest estates in Châteuneuf-du-Pape. Organic since 1980 (one of the first in the AOC) and Biodynamic since 1992. The red is 90% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscadin and Picpoul. Some parcels are over 100 years old, with the average vine age around 65 years. The 2016 is a beautiful glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, showing fresh, complex aromas of ripe blackberry with cherry, spice, rose, earth, tar, smoke and floral notes.  On the palate, the wine is perfectly structured, similar to the 2010, with deep blackberry and black cherry liqueur with spice, garrigue, earth and saline minerals. A great CDP for aging, this is delicious now in its vibrant youth, but will repay waiting for ten years and then enjoy until 2050! Very highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $135.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Richaud 2019 Vin de France Rosé

Marcel Richaud is one of the great winemakers of the southern Rhône, an early convert to organic farming and a great champion of natural vinifications with minimal SO2.  This is an exciting arrival at Chambers Street as this scrumptious rose is rarely seen in the US.  Made from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, it's a beautiful,  full-bodied wine that will accompany a wide variety of cuisines, especially grilled meats this summer.  The aromas are complex and pretty showing raspberry, peach and citrus peel with hints of melon and spice. The palate is ripe and supple with creamy wild-strawberry, raspberry, peach skin and citrus - just lovely! The finish is long and refreshing. Serve with a Salade Nicoise, chicken and pork dishes or a burger off the grill.  This is highly recommended for those who like some flavor in their rosé, and will drink beautifully over the next two years!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $214.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $229.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $99.99

Rum

Holmes Cay 2004 Fiji Single Cask Rum 58%

Single casks of Fiji rum are quite rare, and are about to become even more scarce, with the recent exclusivity agreement between South Pacific Distillery (the only commercial rum producer in Fiji) and Plantation. This 16 year-old, 100% pot still rum spent 12 years of its life aging in the tropical climate of the island, and a further 4 years in northern Europe. This is a dense rum, with immediate heavy notes of vanilla, baking spice, and toffee. There is a slight saltiness to this rum, and some nuanced spice character, with cinnamon, pepper, and ginger all showing nicely on the palate. There is a hint of smokiness on the long finish. Even though the rum has intensity and weight to it, there is also really great balance that keeps all the flavors from overwhelming each other. A fascinating rum, and very drinkable. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

Privateer 1L New England Rum White

Privateer is a New England based rum distillery dedicated to using the highest quality molasses, the best techniques, and never filtering or using additives or coloring. The white rum starts with 100% Grade A Guatemalan molasses from a single source: the Madre Tierra Sugar Farm. Madre Tierra is a member of Sugar for Good, an organization committed to the best environmental practices and standards for sugarcane workers. The mash is fermented at a lower temperature than is typical for rum in order to coax out the most vibrant flavors. The fermented molasses base is distilled twice and then transferred to steel tanks where it is slowly proofed and settled for two months. Finally it is bottled at 80 proof as a clean, incredibly aromatic, tropical, white rum. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Sake

  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Rihaku Junmai Ginjo Genshu Nama "Origin of Purity"

Omachi is quickly becoming my favorite sake rice. It is the oldest known pure (i.e. non-crossbred) variety, and when brewed to its full potential is wonderfully balanced. Integrating earthy and herbal tones with a subdued fruit profile; less flashy and effusive than Yamada Nishiki, but with depth and complexity. This beautiful namazake from Rihaku Shuzo in Shimane Prefecture is one of the most elegant namas I've had, with notes of white blossoms, pear, white peach, and fresh cut grass on the nose. For "Origin of Purity" they are using flower yeasts, isolated from Japan's natural flora by the crazy cats at Tokyo Agricultural University and used in sake production since the late '90s. Flower yeasts add a heightened aromatic quality, which coupled with the savory undertones of the Omachi rice makes this a very complex sake. The palate opens with more earthy tones of radish and steamed rice, along with citrus and citrus rind, and a slight lactic quality I associate with nama. It's vibrant but elegant, with notes of raw cacao and hazelnut as it warms up in the glass. Very limited in quantity, this is a must-try on my list. Oskar Kostecki

  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

Terada Honke Chiba Prefecture Kaikoshu Junmai

"Koshu", or aged sake is a very niche category, and quite polarizing. Yoram, one of the folks involved in Yoigokochi Sake Imports owns a bar in Kyoto which specializes in serving aged sake, some that is even long-aged after the bottle has been opened. I've never had the opportunity to experience Yoram's bar, but the friends who have gone have either raved about it, or found it very weird. Most sake professionals will tell you that sake should be consumed fresh, and there is no point aging it (sake has no tannins, no sulfur, and lower acidity than wine, the things commonly accepted as allowing wine to age). Undoubtedly aged sake is different, and the flavor profile changes so much, it's almost difficult to guess what the sake was when it was fresh. A lot of it can be very intense, something you would maybe have a glass of, but would find it difficult sharing a bottle between two people. This example by Terada Honke shows all the hallmarks of aged sake, yet also has a drinkability that (for me) belies its years. Made from organic Miyamanishiki & Koshihikari rice, this sake is then aged for 15 years at the brewery before release, and shows notes of caramel, cheese, smoke, cured meat, resin, oolong tea, chestnut honey, and a hint of bitterness, almost wormwood. Quite sherry-like on the nose, the palate also has a lushness and softness to it, with the textural quality of the sake melding beautifully with its flavors. Enjoy with cheese after a meal, or pair with robust foods, perhaps a dry-aged steak. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 7 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic

Terada Honke Chiba Prefecture Katori 90 Junmai

The Katori 90 from Terada Honke is a really interesting sake, made not of sake rice, but regular table rice (Koshihikari and Yukigesho) polished to a very minimal 90%. This leaves a lot of the rice flavor in the sake itself, since the theoretically "impure" outside of the rice hasn't been completely milled away. This minimal style of polishing is something we've been seeing more breweries experiment with, and the results can be fascinating, leading to very flavorful and forthright sake. Savory, slightly musty, with Terada Honke's hallmark high acidity, the Katori 90 shows notes of toasted grain, barley tea, slight cheese rind, citrus peel, a general woodsiness, and a hint of caramel and spice (Terada Honke sake are aged for about a year at the brewery before release, which would account for the caramel and spice notes). A great sake to drink at room temperature or slightly warmed. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Terada Honke Chiba Prefecture Katori 90 Junmai 1.8L

The same, but in big bottle!!!The Katori 90 from Terada Honke is a really interesting sake, made not of sake rice, but regular table rice (Koshihikari and Yukigesho) polished to a very minimal 90%. This leaves a lot of the rice flavor in the sake itself, since the theoretically "impure" outside of the rice hasn't been completely milled away. This minimal style of polishing is something we've been seeing more breweries experiment with, and the results can be fascinating, leading to very flavorful and forthright sake. Savory, slightly musty, with Terada Honke's hallmark high acidity, the Katori 90 shows notes of toasted grain, barley tea, slight cheese rind, citrus peel, a general woodsiness, and a hint of caramel and spice (Terada Honke sake are aged for about a year at the brewery before release, which would account for the caramel and spice notes). Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 5 in stock
  • $62.99

Sampler Cases

Sunny Side of Armagnac

Armagnac during the sticky days of summer? Yes. Here are the essentials needed to mix refreshing cocktails along with Armagnac expert May Matta-Aliah and Jamal Rayyis during Atout France's Facebook Live Event on August 13, 6pm EDT.  Individual bottles may be purchased as well.Package includes: 1 btl Chateau de Laubade VS Signature, 1 btl Chateau de Pellehaut Blanche Armagnac, 1 btl Byrrh Grand Quinquina, shipping within NYS, and tax for $109.99 at checkout.** ONLY AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK STATE**Orders must be received by 12pm August, 6th

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  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $101.02

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

South Africa

Mother Rock 2019 Semillon Force Celeste Swartland Waterval Vineyard Semillon

This is not your typical Semillon, but it is definitely tasty! The 'Force Celeste' comes from the  organically farmed Waterval Vineyard on the Paardeberg Mountain which is made up of decomposed granite and clay. The grapes are picked on several passes to create a balance of acidity and ripeness in the wine and are pressed as whole clusters with 10% left on the skins for a month making this a not-quite orange wine. The direct-pressed Semillon is fermented and aged in stainless steel on the lees for six months, and the remainder in neutral French barriques, before bottling together without fining, filtering or the addtion of SO2. The nose shows a mix of pea shoots, dried white flowers, and lime zest, and on the palate is freshly squeezed lime juice, underripe peach, and touch of tannin recalling the sandy-clay soils of the vineyard. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

South America

Altos Las Hormigas 2018 Mendoza Colonia Las Liebres Malbec

A very tasty, classic Malbec from the certified organic estate vineyards of Colonia Las Liebres. The expert winemakers of Altos Las Hormigas started this project because they believed in the potential of Bonarda grown in Mendoza, and have recently expanded their operation to include this juicy Malbec! The grapes are hand-picked and fermented with 30% whole clusters utilizing native yeasts. The nose shows all the familiar hallmarks of Mendoza Malbec with notes of black cherry, plum, a touch of compost and chile powder. On the palate there is  a nice balance of ripe fruit with plenty of acidity owing to the high elevations of the vineyards. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Bodega Chacra 2019 Patagonia Rio Negro Cinquenta y Cinco 'Sin Azufre'

Sin Azufre began as an experiment to see what would happen if you made a wine without any intervention; no temperature control, no pH readings and adjustments, and without the use of any sulfur. The result is a wine that feels "alive," that vibrates with energy and purity. Chacra was already doing conscientious work in the vineyard (farming biodynamically, encouraging biodiversity, etc) so it was a natural progression to attempt to make a wine as "naturally" as possible. This year's Sin Azufre, 100% Pinot Noir from their estate vineyard plot planted in 1955, is clean, expressive, and distinctly savory. The grapes are fermented in alternating layers of whole cluster and destemmed fruit, foot-crushed, and aged in a mixture of cement, neutral oak, and some steel. Bright red fruits mingle with notes of rosemary and soy sauce, a balance of umami and salinity that gives this wine a real sense of place. The palate is bright and lifted with soft, silky tannins. Despite the absence of sulfur as a preservative, this bottle held up for several days after opening. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Cara Sur (Sebastian Zuccardi and Francisco Bugallo) 2019 San Juan Moscatel Tinto

Certainly a lesser known mutation of the Muscat grape, this Moscatel Tinto from San Juan is an elegant example. The grapes come from the tiny Finca Maggio Vineyard planted in 1950 on alluvial soils, which are hand-harvested and fermented with 30% whole clusters. The juice ages for eight months in concrete with the lees and then gets bottles unfined and unfiltered. Despite clocking in at 14% ABV, this wine is beautiful pale and feels rather light on the palate. The nose explodes with notes of rosewater, red currant, under-ripe raspberry and forest floor. The palate has the gentlest tannins that lightly coat your mouth, with notes of juicy cranberry and raspberry, with just a touch of heat on the finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Una Palma Fino 500ml

All sherries in the Las Palmas Collection begin their lives on track to become Tio Pepe, which averages 4-4.5 years of age. A fascinating variety of flor activity and microclimates throughout Tio Pepe's soleras (totaling approximately 20,000 barrels) creates especially pure and fine expressions that set certain barrels of fino apart. The tradition was to mark these wines with a "palma" and to trace their development over time; two, three, and four palmas designate increasing fineness with age. The 2015 selection of Una Palma was pulled from three barrels of fino in a solera of 142 casks averaging 6 years old. Andrew Sinclair from Gonzalez Byass notes that this is a higher-alcohol style of fino that was typical prior to the 1960s (fermented to 11% alcohol and then fortified to 15.5%). Soft, rIch aromas of flor, beeswax and chamomile, with hints of peppercorn and banana leaves contrast with the bracing freshness of the palate, full of tingly lemon oil, concentrated yellow fruit flesh and tart and bitter golden plum peels. Ariana Rolich

  • white flor fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Spain Table

Celler Pardas (R. Parera & J. Arnan) 2018 Penedes Blau Cru (Malvasia de Sitges)

Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan have been making wines under the Celler Pardas label since 1996,  when they acquired an old estate in Alt Penedès. They have a passion for the traditional grape varieties of the region, and this wine epitomizes that passion, reviving an old and rare grape variety. Malvasia de Sitges (also known as Malmsey in Madeira or Malvasia di Lipari in Sicily) has a fascinating history as a (very, very old) grape used for the production of sweet wines, often made from dried grapes. Today, it is nearly extinct in Catalonia, where it is found on only about 2.5 hectares (at least as of 2010 or so, according to Jancis Robinson). As a result, this is the first dry wine that I've ever tasted made entirely from this variety (with the possible exception of wines from the Canary Islands, however I think that those wines come from the distinct Malvasia de Lanzarote grape...). Based on this wine, I would love to taste more!  Pardas Blau Cru is a stunner, with electric, nervy acidity, beautiful citrus, stone fruit, and sea salt on the palate, and a delicately floral nose. There's a bit of body, and lots of mineral structure from the clay-limestone soils characteristic of this area of the Alt Penedès round out the palate. A great wine that expresses the nexus of tradition and innovation that characterizes Catalan wine these days! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $23.99

Envinate 2018 Ribeira Sacra Lousas Vinas de Aldea (limit 1 per cu

From a collection of parcels throughout Ribeira Sacra. "These Mencía grapes are fermented 1o0% whole cluster with wild yeasts in open top plastic tubs, then raised in used 300 and 400 liter French oak for 11 months with no racking. A touch of SO2 is added only at bottling, and the finished wine sees no fining or  filtration." (Note from Jose Pastor Selections).

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $42.99

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2019 Ribera del Duero Garcia Georgieva Malvasia

I adore the wines of Goyo Garcia Viadero, who is making natural wines in Ribera del Duero with his wife Diana Semova Geogieva. They farm high altitude plots of old vines, vinify in a traditional and low-intervention fashion with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur additions, and produce wines of great complexity and elegant beauty. This bottling, 100% Malvasia from old vines macerated on the skins, is a new addition to their line-up. Tasting it in Mid-July, it impressed me immensely. The nose is redolent of exotic spice (white tea, allspice, star anise) , roasted almond, and stone fruit, while the palate shows apricot, peach and jasmine, with bright notes of ginger. The skin-contact grants delicate, refined tannins and rich, waxy body to the wine. Truly, one of my favorite "orange wines" that I've ever encountered: intense, elegant, and memorable. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $25.99

Losada, Diego (La Senda) 2019 Bierzo Tinto 'Vindemiatrix'

Vindemiatrix is Diego Losada’s most affordable and approachable wine, from 7 plots of mostly Mencia on Bierzo’s valley floor (around 500m above sea level). These sites are drier and somewhat warmer than the other plots that go into Losada’s other wines, but on similar clay-limestone soils. Vinification is the same also, following Diego Losada’s low-intervention approach: hand-harvested in early September, fermentation and brief maceration in concrete tanks, and then 7 months of resting in the same vessels, and finally racking into bottles. 2019 was a bit warm, and the Vindemiatrix is fruit forward, with black cherry, raspberry, and strawberry notes complemented by refreshing mineral acidity. An incredible value from one of the most exciting winemakers in Bierzo! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2019 Castilla y León Amanda Rosado de Lagrima

Amanda comes from Alfredo Maestro's old vines of Garnacha Tintorera, planted on clay-limestone soils at about 850m of elevation. While this is certainly a rose wine, it's color and red fruit flavors come from the red-hued flesh of the grapes, rather than from the skins: the grapes are pressed directly, without contact with the skins. This yields a deeply colored but translucent wine, with notes of cherry and raspberry on the nose and an electric red fruit palate with delicate tannins and a vibrant seam of limestone minerality. An outstanding rose wine with lots of character.

  • rosé
  • 30 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Nanclares 2019 Rias Baixas Dandelion Albariño

Alberto Nanclares and his wife are making expressive, exciting wines from Albarino and other local grapes in Rias Baixas. This wine is from multiple sites in Cambados on granitic and sandy soils. The vines range in age from 30 to 60 years, a the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in small tanks for close to a year. The 2019 is a stunning expression of focused, acid-driven Albarino, with notes of lime, sea shell, and the slightest tinge of tropicality. An absolute favorite of the whole staff here. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Oriol Artigas 2019 Alella El Rall

Oriol Artigas organically farms 7.5 hectares of very old vines in Alella, just north of Barcelona. His approach in the vineyard is  low-impact, influenced by biodynamics: he does not do much pruning, encourages the growth of supportive plants among the vines, and follows the lunar calendar. El Rall is a new bottling from Oriol, from old vines of Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa and Sumoll, vinified in stainless steel, some macerated whole cluster and some pressed directly, bottled without fining, filtering, or any additions. El Rall shows pretty green notes from the Merlot alongside bright and refreshing red and purple fruit and a bit of Syrah spice. At 12.5%, this bottling is more substantial and dense than Oriol's other red wines, but still refreshing and cooling, with delicate tannins. Serve with a bit of a chill. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruben Diaz 2017 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra

This 100% Garnacha wine from the Gredos is one of my favorite summer bargains: great for barbecues, grilling and steak all summer long. Paso de Cebra is a blend from 7 vineyards of old Garnacha vines planted on high altitude (~1100 meters) granitic sandy soils in the mountains west of Madrid. This well-balanced wine shows the trademark bright acidity of the Gredos terroir against full and dense dark fruits over a cooling granitic minerality. Drink this wine slightly cool with anything off the grill this summer! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $27.99

  • No Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 59 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

Bow & Arrow 2018 Willamette Valley Air Guitar

The makers of Bow & Arrow refer to this as their "least likely to exist" bottling from Willamette, and with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Cabernet Franc, that is not inaccurate. The name 'Air Guitar' playfully refers to their attempt at honoring the French Style of winemaking while in America, and indeed this wine is restrained, acid-driven, and very food-friendly. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a beautiful dry-farmed vineyard outside of Alpine, OR called the Borgo Pass Vineyard, and the Cabernet Franc is from the certified biodynamic Johan Vineyard in the Willamette Valley. The juice is aged for roughly a year in neutral puncheons. On the nose are just ripe black cherries, raspberry, dried rosemary, and soft shishito peppers. The palate has a perfect balance of tart blackberries, just enough tannin to give it some backbone, and at 12.5%ABV this wine is neither heavy, nor hot. A perfectly refreshing, medium-bodied red for any occasion. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ceritas 2018 Costalina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Named "Costalina" to represent the best of the Ceritas coastal vineyards. This bottling is a blend from the Hellenthal, Elliott, Porter-Bass, and  Occidental Road Vineyard, fermented with a small percentage of whole cluster fruit; it is meant to be enjoyed young and fresh while you await the single-vineyard expressions to fully evolve with some bottle age.This vintage the Sonoma Coast saw excellent conditions throughout the growing season leading to wines that are vibrant and pure.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Division 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Methode Carbonique

Do you love a bright, juicy Beaujolais, but would like to try something a little different and a little earthier? This 100% Pinot Noir comes from a blend of two Willamette Valley vineyards in transition to organics, the Cassin Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, and the Methven Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills. For this bottling the Division teams ferments entirely with carbonic maceration to highlight the freshness of these cool climate sites. After fermentation the wine spends about five months in a mix of concrete and old French oak barrels. Though I haven't yet tasted this years vintage, the winemakers describe it as having, "a mineral-driven mix of dusty earth, red berries and pure Pinot fruit with just enough structure to add depth and intrigue." Perfect for drinking chilled with a deli sandwich! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

Edmunds St. John 2018 El Dorado County Bone-Jolly Gamay

There is always something so compelling about the Gamay Noir grown on the decompossed granite soils of the Barsotti Ranch. The 2018 vintage in El Dorado was fairly cool at the end of the season, which meant the grapes could spend a little extra time on the vines, which Steve tells us led to a "more tender wine, both flavor-wise and texturally."The grapes are destemmed and punched-down twice daily to release color and tannin, and then pressed into stainless steel. 

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Jess Miller Wines 2018 Eola Amity Hills Bracken Vineyard - Pinot Noir

This Eola Amity Pinot Noir from Jess Miller brings to mind a seesaw as it rolls across your palate, balancing between dense concentration and juicy, lightness. The volcanic soils found throughout the Willamette valley can be smelled and tasted in Jess Millers wines and the high altitude and cool winds of the Van Duzer Corridor give it lift and freshness. This is the first vintage that Jess purchased fruit, and it comes entirely from the Bracken Vineyard farmed by Shelby Perkins (of Perkins Harter) with all organic practices, and converting to biodynamics. The grapes were fermented whole-cluster which led to a bit of carbonic maceration, foot stomped, and pressed into used oak barrels for 18 months. The nose is ripe and a bit stewed with black cherry, dried tarragon, dark, damp soil and crushed rocks. The palate is much lighter than the nose would suggest, the black cherries crisper, the tarragon fresher, with the  volcanic rock presenting on the finish with persistent, powdery tannins. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2019 Dundee Hills Pinot Gris Rosé Maresh Vineyard

This is an earthy summer wine from Kelley Fox! The Pinot Gris comes from ~30 year-old vines grown on one our favorite vineyard sites: the Maresh Vineyard in Dundee Hills, Oregon. While Pinot Gris typically makes  light, crisp, white wines, if the juice is left to macerate on the skins for twenty days, the result is a brilliant brick-red color and additional depth of flavor and structure. The nose has a savory earthy quality upfront, like fresh turned soil and a touch of cumin, followed by juicy red apple, rose petal, and  ripe strawberry. The palate shows more red apple, quince paste, white pepper and solid base of grippy tannins and a tangy red-berry finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 29 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $84.99

Margins Wine 2019 Santa Clara Valley Sattler's Vineyard Counoise

Margins Wine focuses on lesser known grape varieties and encouraging farmers to transition to organic practices. The Sattler's Vineyard in Santa Clara is currently in transition and has commited to Margins to be fully transitioned by this year! Though this site is quite hot and dry, the evening are drastically cooler which leads to bright, fresh acidity in the grapes balanced with juicy, ripeness. This 2019 bottling is actually a blend of 90% Counoise, 4% Chenin blanc (Clarksburg), 3% Barbera (SCM), and 3% Merlot (SCM). The grapes are fully destemmed, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in neutral oak for four months before bottling as is, with just a tiny amount of SO2.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen 2019 Mendocino/Contra Costa County Post Flirtation Rose

An unlikely grape to find in California, Martha Stoumen came across Negroamaro (found almost exlcusively in its native Puglia)  in the Fox Hill Vineyard and decided it was perfect for this year's rosé blend of half Negroamaro, half Zinfandel! The Zinfandel comes from the King Vineyard in Suisin Valley and is whole-cluster pressed and  lightly racked and the Negroamaro is foot-stomped and allowed to soak with the skins overnight before pressing into neutral barrels, which she prefers for rosés to create more rounded edge on the palate. Martha Stoumen makes some of my favorite rosés each year because of their rich texture and salty, savory quality! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2018 Mendocino County Benson Ranch/Fox Hill Vineyard

Like all of Martha Stoumen's wines, this Nero d'Avola is inspired by the Mediterranean; meant to capture sun and sea, creating a food-friendly warm climate wine! The 2018 is a blend of fruit from the Benson Ranch Vineyard's younger, 14 year-old vines, the Fox Hill Vineyard, with the (very likely) oldest Nero d'Avola vines in CA at 33 years old, and a smaller amount from the Chiarito Vineyard. Both are farmed according to organic principles and together they create a balanced wine that Martha describes as having "both bright acidity and dark forest fruit; dusty tannins that are approachable now, but this wine can also be aged; elegant and precise." The grapes from each vineyard are fully destemmed and fermented separately in concrete, before being pressed in neutral barrels for one year, then blended together where they rest for another six months.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2019 Mendocino County Benson Ranch Rosato

The 2019 Rosato comes entirely from the non-irrigated, organically farmed Benson Ranch Vineyard in Ukiah and is made in the old Italian style referred to as "vino di una notte", which is made by pressing the grapes whole-cluster and leaving them on the skins and stems overnight. Because the berries are small they pack in a a lot flavor, and the maceration adds color and texture making this wine a bit of a cross between a rosé and a red. Only a tiny quantity of the rosato was made this year so we only have six bottles! Martha describes this wine as having, "enticing aromas of dried flowers, cranberry, and agave; surprising high elevation characteristics with lean acidity and appealing texture."

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Post Flirtation Red 2019 Mendocino/Contra Costa County

This juicy red is a blend of 50% California Zinfandel and 50% Carignane from two certified organic vineyards. The Zinfandel comes from a new plot in the North Ponderosa Vineyard, and a bit from the sandy Del Barba Vineyard. Martha explains that "the grapes from this vineyard feel more alpine in their flavor profile and body, bringing exciting new characteristics to this blend." The Carignan is sourced from the 70+ year-old vines of the Ricetti Vineyard in Mendocino. At only 13% ABV this bottling shows the lighter side of Zinfandel!

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pearl Morissette 2019 Niagara Escarpment Roselana

A deliciously dark and savory rosé from Ontario! The 'Roselana' is made from Pearl Morissette's newest acquisition, the Redfoot Vineyard. Since Francois took over the farming there he has accelerated their conversion to organics, and continues to be the only organic grower in the area. This year's blend is 87% Pinot Noir, 6.5% Gamay and 6.5% Merlot. Interestingly, the Pinot Noir was made as a direct-pressed rosé aged in concrete, but both the Gamay and Merlot were vinified as still red wines, the Gamay in old foudres and concrete, and the Merlot in steel,  before blending the three together. The result is a very tasty mixture of bing cherry, ripe wild strawberry, fresh savory herbs, potting soil, and a touch of menthol on the finish. This is a rose for red wine drinkers looking for something a little lighter for these hot summer days.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 31 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Mendocino Fox Hill Vineyard "Dinos to Di

Every year Evan Lewandowski creates an experimental bottling unlike any he has made before with the proceeds donated to a selected charity (check out  https://www.corazonhealdsburg.org/disaster-relief  to learn more about this year's selection). For the 2018 vintage the 'Dinos to Diamonds' is a co-fermentation of 60% Merlot and 40% Sangiovese from the Fox Hill Vineyard in Mendocino. We haven't been able to try it yet, because he makes so little of it, but it sounds to be a delicious and structured, savory red!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Mendocino Feints Cuvee Zero

Perhaps what I love most about California wines is that there are no rules to follow! This crazy blend from Evan Lewandowski is 50/50 blend of red and white grapes fermented together going through a full carbonic maceration and made without any additions or subtractions. The fruit is sourced from the beautiful Fox Hill Vineyard planted in the 1980's in Mendocino and  consists of Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Arneis. This blend of Piemontese grapes is a complex, but always supremely refreshing, so we recommend serving well chilled, as you would a rosé.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Mendocino Rose

There are still not many Portuguese grape varieties grown in California (or outside of Portugal for that matter) but the vines of Tinta Roriz from the Matthew Rorick Farms, and the Souzão and Touriga Nacional from Fox Hill prove to be extremely compelling year after year. For this bottling, everything is direct-pressed and aged in polyethylene containers; the Tinta Roriz provides bright red-fruit notes and lots of acidity, and the Souzão and Touriga Nacional add some structure, texture, and an herbaceous quality.

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Sky 2013 Napa Valley Zinfandel Mt. Veeder

A classic vintage for Mt. Veeder, with all the hallmarks we love about Sky Vineyards, brightness, elegance, and prominent minerality. Currently being offered at an incredible value, if you have never had a Zinfandel from the Sky Vineyards now is absolutely the time to try one!

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Stolpman Vineyards 2018 Santa Barbara Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah

This is the flagship wine for the Stolpman Vineyards which best represents their vines and the greater Ballard Canyon each year. The Stolpman Estate Syrah is helping to define what a California Syrah really is with its ripe, sun-kissed fruit, that remains concentrated without becoming jammy or "hot" with alcohol. Thankfully the 2018 vintage only saw one heat spike, and it came in early July so the vines had a chance to recover, and allowed for a prolonged hang-time. The grapes were fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged for ten months in neutral French puncheons with sulfur only added at bottling.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

United States White

Bow & Arrow 2018 Eola-Amity Le Chenaie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Proof that not all Sauvignon Blanc is created alike, this is consistently one of our team's favorite expressions of the grape every year! Created entirely from the biodynamically farmed Le Chenaie Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, this Sauvignon Blanc feels singular and unique. The vines are now twenty years-old and the weather in the 2018 vintage was ideal leading to perfectly ripe grapes (picked at the perfect moment, of course) that create a tight-rope balance of fruit and freshness. The nose shows notes of fresh chamomile flowers, dried Meyer lemon peel, stone fruits, sweet basil, and a touch of sea salt. The palate has more weight than you'd expect from an Oregon Sauvignon Blanc but not at all heavy, and because of the ideal ripeness there is no overt "greenness" to the wine; the focus firmly on ripe apricot, Meyer lemon, and salted pink grapefruit. Truly delicious and hard to put down, it's a shame we get so little every year! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cameron 2019 Dundee Hills Giuliano Bianco

The 'Giuliano' is the Cameron Winery ode to the great white wines of North-Eastern Italy, which shares many similarities with the terroir of Dundee Hills. This bottling is a blend of Auxerrois, Friuliano, Muscato, Pinot Blanco, and Pinot Grigio from the Abbey Ridge and Clos Electrique vineyards. The folks at Cameron tell us this year the wine "expresses notes of white peaches, marzipan, roses, quince, and a hint of  earth and sea air.  It has luscious, round, rich, viscous mouth filling flavors of lemon pâte de fruit, tangerine zest, and a touch of sea salt. " Can't wait to try it myself!

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Edmunds St. John 2018 El Dorado Riesling Bone Dry

New to the Edmunds St. John lineup, this Riesling is precisely as advertised, BONE DRY. From one of our favorite and most consistent producers, this is a Riesling for those who you who think Riesling is too sweet for you. I can assure you this is crisp, incredibly refreshing, with notes of fresh lime and white grapefruit, soft white flowers, and tart green apple. Enjoy this outside, with farmer's market greens and creamy goat cheese! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

Kelley Fox 2019 Willamette Valley Nerthus White

A unique new arrival from our friend Kelley Fox! The 'Nerthus' is a blend of 60% Gruner Veltliner from the Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, and 40% Early Muscat from the Eola Springs Vineyard. The Muscat spends about twelve days with the skins before being pressed, and the Gruner has six days of skin-contact before being pressed and added to the Muscat in 1.5 ton, open-top fermenters where they both ferment to dryness. After completing malo-lactic fermentation, the blend is aged in stainless steel for seven months. This is an elegant skin-contact wine if ever there was one. More of a pale gold than orange color, with a bouquet of wild flowers, fresh and dried, ripe apricot, and wet stone on the nose. On the palate the Muscat characteristics hit you up front, but the finish is all Gruner; crisp, a little herbaceous, and tough of white pepper leave you salivating and wanting another sip. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2019 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc

This new vintage of the Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc is even brighter and fresher than the previous one, while still maintaining the beautifully rounded edges that I love about barrel-aged expressions of this variety. Freedom Hill is situated in the Eola Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley upon an ancient seabed, which lends its seashell minerality to this wine. The grapes are pressed whole cluster into stainless steel for fermentation and then racked into neutral French oak for malolactic fermentation and aged for roughly six months. On the nose is a delicate mix of fresh and candied peach, fresh cream, soft white flowers, and a sprinkle of sea salt. The palate is balance of Meyer lemony acidity and creamy peach puree and farm-fresh salted butter. This made the perfect companion to a goat-cheese and herb-laden pasta dish! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Out of the Meadow White 2019 Suisun Valley King Vineyard 'Out to the Mead

The 'Out to the Meadow' white is an intriguing field blend from the 30 year-old King Vineyard in the Suisun Valley. The 2019 vintage is a mix of Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Trousseau Gris, Green Hungarian, and Chasselas Doré. The  grapes are all picked the same day, foot-stomped and fermented together in neutral barrels, and kept on the lees until bottling to develop a creamy texture and rounded, fuller body. Martha describes the flavors of this year's wine as "vibrant oro blanco and fresh honey aromas; the Chenin Blanc has a strong voice in this year’s blend and we love it!"

  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Post Flirtation White 2019 Mendocino/Contra Costa County

A light, summery white blend from winemaker extraordinaire Martha Stoumen! The Post-Flirtation White is a mix of 23% Roussanne, 26% Marsanne, 10% Muscat Blanc, and 33% early-season Colombard fermented dry and clocks in a whopping 9.5% alcohol.The first three come from the First Generation Farmers in Contra Costa who work to inspire the next generation of growers to farm chemical-free and reduce food waste. Their climate is warm and sunny, with cool ocean breezes and sandy soils, bringing ripeness and a touch of sea-salt to this blend. The Columbard comes from the RIcetti Vineyard in Mendocino, planted in 1948 and brings brightness to the mix. Martha describes this wine as, "A beautifully light bodied wine that would complement a variety of foods from Dim Sum to oysters. Take me anywhere!" Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Fox Hill Vineyard Mahlon

Each year the 'Mahlon' looks a little different, though it is always a bottling of 100% Arneis from the Fox Hill Vineyard. Arneis translates to "little rascal" from the Piemontese dialect from which it originates, and according to Evan Lewandowski that seems to be how this grape operates in the vineyard; changing from vintage to vintage. We were only graced with 6 bottles this year!

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Whisky

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

Domaine Hautes Glaces NV French Rye Whiskey Single Cask #79

This is a fantastic new arrival from the small Domaine des Hautes Glaces in southeastern France! Master Distiller Frederic Revol meticulously looks after his certified organic, 40 hectare estate, which is where all the grains used for the mash bill are harvested. Distillation happens in a wood-fired copper pot still and each small batch is aged differently depending on from where the grains were sourced on the property. The Rye is 100% malted in house and for Cask #79 the aging occurs in a 100 year old 600L barrel that had been used alternately for Vin Jaune and Macvin du Jura. The Rye distillate ages for four and a half years in this ancient barrel and is then bottled at 53.1% ABV with no coloring, no additives, and no chill-filtration. The result is the most intensely flavored and pure expression of Rye that I've had in a long time. Rich, toasted cereal, cracked pepper, and toffee mixes with aromas of Savagnin aged under flor; dried pear, hay, sea salt, and roasted almonds. The palate is equally unctuous and savory and hides well it's high alcohol content. It is an absolute shame that this is one of the last casks that Revol will produce on his own, with his own grains, as he scales up the operation in conjunction with Remy Martin, so we will savor every last drop. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • whiskey
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • whiskey
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99