Alsace

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Gewürztraminer

Laurent Barth's 2018 Gewurztraminer is from organic vines in Kientzheim worked by horse. In this very sunny vintage, the wine is quite full-bodied and technically demi-sec, but showing much drier, with subtle,  complex aromas of tea, lemon, brown spice and flowers with a dense palate of white fruits, spice, citrus and mineral flavors. Enjoy as an aperitif or serve with Asian foods, full-flavored fish and white meat dishes.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Racines Métisses

Laurent Barth's 2019 "Racines Metisses" is a delightful blend of many grape  varieties from his tiny organic estate in Bennwihr. Always around 50% Pinot Auxerrois (fermented separately), with Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a touch of Riesling. The idea here is to make a wine that is easy to drink, says Laurent, and he nails it! The wine shows bright citrus, lime-flower, white fruits and a subtle touch of spice on the palate. The 2019 has ripe orchard and stone fruit on the palate, with citrus and floral notes, and a chiseled, mineral finish, thanks to the granite soils.  Delicious!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Riesling

From sandy clay soils on granite in Bennwihr, this wine is a blend of fruit from several different parcels, including a small amount from the granite Schlossberg vineyard. The residual sugar here is usually hovering around 2-3g, making this a pretty classic dry Riesling from the region. Ripe, orchard fruit on the nose, a touch of structure in the mouth (maybe from the Schlossberg granite), and a pleasant, dry finish.  -EL

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Pinot D'Alsace

Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines from his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. The 2019 Pinot d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois with a bit of Pinot Noir) is a lovely aperitif and a perfect wine for many fish and chicken dishes. Showing pretty aromas of pear, green apple, almond and lime-flower with citrus, pear, almond, honeysuckle and herbal flavors on the palate - really pretty, round and balanced  with minerals and white fruits in the  supple finish - this is a great value and a good introduction to the beautiful wines of Laurent Barth. David Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Pinot Gris

Laurent Barth's 2019 Alsace Pinot Gris is from high-density massale selection vines planted in 2001, always in organic farming, and from a parcel of 65 year-old vines. Technically dry, with ripe, honeyed fruit on the palate. Nose is fresh and lean, with wet stones, salinity, and  firm apricot. Should be fantastic with fruit and cheese plates, salads, or chicken in sauce, and duck confit. -EL

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $74.99

Preisinger, Claus 2020 Burgenland Rózsa Libre!

For fans of the Puzsta Libre, or fans of Claus Preisinger, or anyone who likes  delicious rosés... the Rozsa Libre is here! Mostly Zweigelt, with a bit of Sankt Laurent, fermented and aged in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation. Light and summery, the new vintage is super fresh, with a hint of strawberry on the palette, and overall addictively thirst quenching.     -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Beaujolais

Descombes, Georges 2018 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes

Sandwiched between the appellations of Morgon and Fleurie, Chiroubles is slightly less famous than its two neighbors, and can occasionally be referred to as producing wines of less complexity, with a more immediate and obvious charm. Yet there is no lack of excitement in the vielles vignes (old vines) offerings from Georges Descombes, and the 2018 Chiroubles is no exception, and showing quite beautifully right now, though a decant definitely helps. The nose shows wonderful deep fruit notes of dark cherry, cherry liqueur, blackberry, dark forest fruit, raspberry, raspberry leaves, blackcurrant tea, and a hint of baking spice and nutmeg. The palate is fresh and energetic, with vibrant acidity and is both expressive and showing great intensity of flavor. The fruit of the nose translates well, though slightly more red fruit tinged, and introduces a hint of orange zest and apple peel. There is also a bit of earthiness and minerality, which balances well with the fruit and spice notes. A delicious bottle now, this will only get better in the next 10 years. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • 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
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

Pretty young to be checking in on the old vines cuvée, but these are unusual times to say the least. Dark ruby, verging in purple robe. Dusty crushed blackberries, violets, and a brambly note on the nose. Nothing roasted or overripe here, despite the black fruit. The palate is mid-weight and has fine sap and vigor, with succulent ripeness and plenty of dry extract to buffer the firm—not stern—tannins. There’s good tension between the bright, ripe, concentrated fruit and the substantial mineral core. The finish is long and layered with good lift and fine persistence. There’s good structure here and while this has plenty of charm now, this ought to dazzle with 5-7 years in the cellar and beyond. And while the prices have crept up, this is a steal given its breed and rivals plenty of very good villages wines from my beloved Côte d’Or in character and complexity. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Brouilly Vieilles Vignes

This is absolutely my kind of Beaujolais and truly magnificent wine. It is spilling over with really pure ripe strawberry - fruit as vivid as those I received from my CSA the same weekend. But despite the intensity of the fruit character, there is no sense of heaviness or clumsiness or excess alcohol. The wine is juicy and buoyant, with terrific acidity to balance out the ample red fruit. Honestly, trying to describe this wine in the usual fashion is pointless. Great cru Beaujolais is something I tasted a lot of early in my career and what I loved was the pleasure it inspires. I drank this bottle over three days and not only did it not fade, it stayed vibrant, shedding some baby fat and allowing more of the minerality to emerge. Utterly astonishing. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Regnie

The 2019 Regnié from Geroges Descombes is a delicious and finely balanced wine, even in a warmer vintage, Ripe and generous fruit is offset with lively acidity and a vivid intensity on the palate that keeps this wine lifted and fresh. On the nose there are high-toned earthy, meaty  aromas of red and black currant, black raspberry, black cherry, rose, violets, and licorice. The palate has soft and finely integrated tannins and a beautiful texture, showing notes of ripe strawberry, plum and raspberry liqueur, blackberry, pomegranate, orange peel, baking spice and a granitic minerality, especially on the supple, complex and satisfying finish. This is a very versatile wine, really a superb Beaujolais - drink now or hold for 5 to 8 years - highly recommended! 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Morgon

(Our note from 2017) We're very proud to have the lovely Morgons of Roland Pignard at Chambers Street.  The vines for this cuvée are 60  years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of their home in the hamlet of Saint-Joseph  above Villié-Morgon. Biodynamic farming, with no SO2 added until a minimal dose before bottling. The fermentation is with wild yeasts with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The 2015 Morgon shows a vivid deep red color with complex aromas of ripe black cherry and black raspberry, wild flowers, earth and black pepper. The palate is ripe and supple with black raspberry and cherry fruit, brightened by firm acidity with hints of orange peel and brown spice. The finish is long and ripe with lingering black fruits, citrus and mineral flavors. At 13% alcohol, this beautiful Morgon shows the ripeness of the 2015 vintage but in a balanced and nuanced style with a complexity and mineral character found in few of the 2015s. Delicious now, best 2020 to 2025, but who will wait?  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Morgon Cuvee Tradition

 (Our note from 2017) The Pignard's Morgon Cuvée Tradition is ripe, dense and delicious in 2015! Good friends with Christian Ducroux, the Pignards practise similar methods of biodynamic farming and natural vinifications. Produced from hillside vineyards of sandy clay over limestone in "Les Charmes," the wine ferments naturally, with only 10mg of SO2 added before bottling and spends a year in vat followed by a year in old barriques. The wine shows aromas of blackberry liqueur with earth, spice, citrus and herbal notes. The palate is  silky and supple with ripe black fruits, bitter chocolate, earth, spice and citrus - having some aspects of northern Rhone wines in this very warm, dry vintage. The finsh is long with fruit liqueur, spice and citrusy acids. This shows the density and darker fruit flavors of the 2015 vintage but in a more balanced frame at 13% alcohol. Delicious now in it's youthful intensity, probably best from 2020 to 2025.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2016 Morgon

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

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2016 Morgon Cuvee Tradition

(Our note from 2018) The Pignard's Morgon Cuvée Tradition is simply superb in 2016. Good friends with Christian Ducroux, the Pignards practise similar methods of biodynamic farming and natural vinifications. Produced from steep hillside vineyards, the wine ferments naturally, with approximately 10mg of SO2 added and spends a year in vat followed by a year in old barriques. The 2016 vintage was a difficult one for the growers, resulting in low yields, but with a sunny late season that produced beautiful wines with pure fruit, light to medium body and firm acidity. The 2016 Morgon Tradition is a superb wine, showing a deep red color and aromas of ripe morello cherry, strawberry and black raspberry liqueur, with violet, rose, orange peel and earth. There is berry liqueur on the palate which is dense and long but not heavy. It's well balanced and bright at 12.5 % alcohol, finishing with sappy black fruits, citrus and earth. Serve in it's vibrant youth with steak frites, charcuterie, coq au vin and cow cheeses. This will be worth cellaring, best perhaps 2022 - 2030. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2019 Beaujolais l'Ancien V.V.

L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul Brun's home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. The vines range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular local "dorée" or "golden" limestone that is laden with iron. These older vines have always been farmed organically and harvested by hand and yield small, thick-skinned Gamay berries. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian rather than the normal carbonic maceration in Beaujolais. The palate shows lush, ripe berry fruits backed by citrusy acidity, quite refreshing. The finish is long and sappy with bright red fruits and tart acidity - stock-up on this crowd-pleasing Beaujolais!

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Terres Dorees (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais Rosé d'Folie

Jean-Paul Brun has never faltered in making some of our favorite, classic wines from Beaujolais. He always vinifies his rosé traditionally preferring Burgundian winemaking to the Beaujolais norm of carbonic maceration, and given the results, we agree! It is light, pale pink in color with fresh strawberry, red raspberry, and a hint of orange blossom. This wine is perfect for outdoor drinking this summer, with or without food. Pure vin de soif!

  • rosé
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $149.99

Chateau Micalet 2018 Haut Medoc

Chateau Micalet, with a few hectares in the commune of Lamarque was classified "Cru Artisan" by Feret in 1893.  Acquired by the Fedieu family in 1972 the estate was enlarged slightly, never using herbicides, and with a new generation the conversion to organic agriculture was started in 2006. The estate now has 10 hectares on deep beds of gravel, planted at 8,000 pieds/hectare; the normal blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot -  and 5% Petit Verdot, a grape the Fedieus feel is particularly important. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a 3 to 4 week fermentation, the wine ages in barrique, 30% new. The nose on the Haut Medoc has a foundation of stone fruit, with warm plum under a fresher accent of apricot. When the wine opens, more nuanced aromas of red flowers, dried coconut, and dark gravel appear. The palate is edgy, showing lean, driven acidity, with black cherries and tart cranberries. Follow this wine over an evening, the structure will gain weight and the acidity will tone down. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Chateau Micalet 2019 Haut Medoc Origine

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Château de Pellehaut NV Armagnac Reserve 10 year old

This is the best value traditional Armagnac that we have found. Pellehaut combines the traditional rich Ugni Blanc with some Folle Blanche for a delightful floral lift. JR

  • brandy
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Jacky Navarre Vielle Reserve Cognac Grande Fine Chamapagne Cravache d'Or

Jacky Navarre is a testament to the undeniability of great Cognac. He farms his own vineyard by hand, in this case using 100% Ugni Blanc, ferments with indigenous yeast, and allows this spirit to age for 30 years before release. He never uses color, caramel, boise, or even water; preferring to let evaporation bring the spirits down to proof.  His barrels are employed used so as not to overwhelm the palate with oak spice. The flavor is both powerfully concentrated and delicate simultaneously.  Notes of flan, vanilla bean, red apple linger on the palate, and at 45% ABV, I recommend drinking this neat. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Cognac
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $154.99

  • Organic

Burgundy White

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

The Hasard’s Bourgogne Blanc is made from hand-harvested and certified organic Chardonnay grown on a limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. The native-yeast fermentation lasts 10 months in barrel and only minimal SO2 is added at bottling. The 2019 is more fruit-forward on the nose, with aromas of dried mango, pear followed by ripe yellow fruits and river rocks. The palate is mineral, saline, and layered with notes of dried apricot, fennel, white flowers, and stone on a very generous finish. An excellent value white Burgundy that would pair well with oysters, cheeses, or roast chicken with herbs.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Chantal Lescure 2018 Côte de Beaune Clos des Topes Bizot Blanc

"Le Clos des Topes Bizot" is a unique spot, high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru "L'Ecu," facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. Harvested by hand into small crates, slow fermentation (4 to 8 months) with wild yeasts, 15 month élevage in barrel without battonage, 10% new. The 2018 Clos de Topes Bizot was kept on the lees longer due to the ripeness of the vintage. The wine shows floral ripe white fruits, apricot and almond; the palate is rich and expressive with white fruits, pineapple, citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the long finish. This is a delicous and affordable white Burgundy to serve with lobster, shrimp, a full-flavored fish dish and white meats. David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Chantal Lescure 2018 Meursault

The Chantal Lescure Meursault is from a tiny parcel called "les Pellands" on deep sandy clay soils over limestone  below "Charmes Dessous." The 2018 finished its alcoholic fermentation in August 2019 and was still in barrel on the lees when tasted in January 2020. The wine shows elegant aromas, very "Meursault" with almond, pear, citrus  and earth. The palate is elegant and bright with lovely minerality below the white fruits, finishing beautifully with firm acidity. This is a lovely Meursault, unblemished by excess oak, batonnage or sulfur and it's an excellent value as well. David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic

Domaine de l'Enclos 2019 Petit Chablis

Historically, Petit Chablis was often sneered at as something that rarely resembled Chablis. However, the leaps and bounds that have been made in the vineyards and the cellar mean that the overall quality of this humble appellation has grown exponentially in recent years. This is certainly the case at Domaine de L'Enclos. The estate is young but the Bouchard brothers have years of experience producing serious Chablis from organically farmed vineyards. While the 2018 was weightier, the 2019 is a more elegant wine. There is plenty of lemon and ripe green apple fruit and a great overall feeling of balance, with lovely acidity. The minerality is very exposed and becomes more intense as the wine sits in the glass. Excellent for the price and a terrific everyday white Burgundy. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $94.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $42.99

Michel Lafarge 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté Raisins Dorés

From vines planted in 1937 in clay and limestone, this is an Aligote of terrific structure and density, with aromatics of lemon pith and a chalky dustiness that is reminiscent of clapping blackboard erasers. Like the Fournier, there is real power in this wine, with incredible mineral depth. A terrific wine, with excellent potential for aging and generally a benchmark for Aligote in the Cote D'Or. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champagne

Déhu, Benoît NV Champagne Brut Nature La Rue des Noyers b16

For those who dismiss the minerality and terroir specificity of Pinot Meunier in the Vallée de la Marne, Benoit Déhu's La Rue des Noyers makes a compelling case for the grape's expressiveness. From a 1.7 hectare plot of biodynamically farmed vines in the the eponymous lieu-dit in Fossoy, Benoit produces a Champagne of great suppleness and verve. The grapes are fermented in oak with native yeasts, aged under cork, and is bottled without dosage. The 2016 has a lovely nose redolent of ripe peach, salted plum, and wild strawberry. The palate is rich and supple on the attack with ripe stone fruit flavors girded with a salty, chalky core giving way to a long mouth-watering finish. This is delicious now, but has enough underlying structure to bode well for further development. This was lovely with an array of sushi, but I'd be delighted to pair this with grilled salmon or butter-poached lobster. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marguet 2018 Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Blanc

100% biodynamically-farmed Chardonnay. The Marguet 2018 Ambonnay blanc is a magnificent Coteaux Champenois. The nose is effusive and floral with aromas of apple blossom and white peach. The palate is concentrated, powerful, and bees-waxy with pretty stone fruit and orange oil flavors with an intense chalkiness at its core. The finish is long and layered displaying grand cru class. This is delicious now with air, but should gain in complexity and sophistication with a few years of cellaring. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 17) Champagne Extra Brut La Fontinette Pinot Meunier

100% Pinot Meunier from a single plot towards the bottom of the slope in Chatillon sur Marne, planted in 1965, biodynamically farmed. The soils are sand and clay limestone over marl. The vins clairs were aged in a combination of barrel and tank, secondary fermentation under cork, aged for 30 months on lees.It’s such a delight tasting the wines from growers whose progress you’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy bottle by bottle, year by year. Especially when it’s a grower a talented and seeking as Flavien Nowack. The 2017 La Fontinette (Parcelle-Autre Cru) Pinot Meunier is a Champagne combining lush fruit and subtle, but striking earth notes. The robe is a faint peach hue, the mousse is soft and frothy, boasting an ultra-fine bead. The nose offers aromas of stone fruit, orange skin, citrus blossoms. and bicuit. The palate is inviting and juicy on the attack with balancing orchard fruit flavors, hints of sweet spice and peach nectar flavors enrobing a taut and nervy  core with a lip-smacking, expansive, stony finish. John McIlwain*Pre-arrival, wine arrives 6/25.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 18) Champagne Extra Brut Les Arpents Rouges

Perhaps the most distinctive in a lineup of compelling Champagnes, Les Arpents Rouges is a single parcel wine comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, grown in clay-sandstone soils toward the bottom of the slope in Vandières. The grapes are farmed organically, and aged in barrels without sulfur or ouillage (topping up). The prise de mousse is done with grape must and the wine is bottled without sulfur. The resulting wine is umami-rich in character and utterly fascinating.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ponson NV (2015) 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.

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2013 Champagne Grand Cru Extra-Brut Les Valnons

100% Chardonnay from the well-situated Les Valnons Froid Cul lieu-dit on the upper slope of the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Fermented with native yeasts in 80% used barrels, the balance in tank. Disgorged in Winter 2019. Dosage 3 g/l. Les Valnons is a lovely, albeit somewhat atypical Blanc de Blancs from a village better known for its Pinot Noir.

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Beaune

Chantal Lescure 2018 Côte de Beaune Clos des Topes Bizot Rouge

"Le Clos des Topes Bizot" is a unique spot with vines planted in 1960,  high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru "L'Ecu," facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. The grapes from this high elevation vineyard are harvested late and undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration, aging is in two and three year-old barrels. The 2018 shows high-toned aromas of ripe black cherry and red currant fruit with violet, brown spice, earth and citrus, quite elegant. The palate is dense and earthy with sappy black cherry and black raspberry - intensely mineral with firm acidity, earth and black fruits that linger in the long finish. This is a quite elegant, beautifully balanced and "mineral" Burgundy at a very reasonable price, that will benefit from a few hours open or three to five years of cellaring.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2018 Volnay (Arrives 7/21)

The Chantal Lescure Volnay is from 50+ year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Fermentation is with wild yeasts in cuve inox followed by 18 months in barrel, approximately 20% of which are new (500L), bottled without fining or filtration.The wine shows a bright deep red/garnet color with black cherry, blackberry and red currant aromas, quite floral and elegant with complex hints of earth,  brown spice and tea. With aeration, the palate shows a round, velvety, chalky texture backed by firm acidity with violet, plum, cherry and strawberry fruit, mint, bitter chocolate and earth that continue in the long, sappy finish. This is a lovely "village" Volnay that is delicious now, but decant if possible, this will really sing in three to five years and until 2030+. David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

Ludovic Bonnardot 2019 Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge

Ludovic Bonnardot runs his family domaine a few miles east of Beaune. His mother worked with natural wine forefather Jules Chauvet in Beaujolais. Today he farms his family vineyards organically (with certification) and makes wine with very little to no sulfur. The results are generally excellent. This '19 Hautes Cotes is a case in point. Fermented with 50% whole clusters and no apparent oak influence, this is marked by vivid red cherry and strawberry fruit, clove and star anise. The texture is pretty and buoyed by the electric acidity that is the hallmark of the 2019 vintage. Recommended. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $37.99

Chantal Lescure 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vallerots (7/21)

 Apparently Les Vallerots 1er Cru is a near monopoly of Chantal Lescure on a steep slope in the combe above "Vaucrains" on very shallow stony soils over the limestone at 260m altitude. Aged in approx 30% new oak by Francis Miquel. The nose is initially closed and tight with deep red fruit aromas emerging with notes of black raspberry, plum, cherry pit and a hint of anise.The palate shows deep, dense red fruits with great elegance and energy, a superb combination of fruit and terroir. This will need a long decant if drinking now, best to hold 3 - 5 years then enjoy until 2035+ David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $699.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $104.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Germany

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Haart, Julian 2019 Mosel Riesling 1,000 L

‘1,000L’ is a reference to the capacity of the traditional barrels (Fuder) of the Mosel. Though one could refer to this as Haart's 'basic wine,' it's anything but. Bright and floral,  the nose offers aromas of white and yellow fruits and apple blossom. Th patate is dry and racy and oh, so easy to drink, with flavors of stone fruit and a fine mineral core leading to a zesty finish.  This is an electric expression crisp, dry-tasting Mosel Riesling. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

Haart, Julian 2019 Mosel Riesling 'Moselle'

Another punchy 2019 German. Julian Haart’s Moselle is mostly sourced from Goldtropfchen with an assist from Ohligsberg and Gu¨nterslay. 11.5% abv. The robe is a pale greenish yellow. Upon opening a the is a touch of reduction; with ten minutes in the glass aromas of lemon blossom, apricot fuzz, lemon balm, and sea spray emerge. This gives way to ripe white peach, preserved lemon, and crushed herbs. The mid-weight, but agile palate is dry and racy with a firm mineral spine and tangy acidity buoyed by loads of white orchard fruits. This coltish offering shows great charm (and certainly energy over mass) but is rooted enough in stoniness to for the dedicated Mosel geology freak to derive satisfaction . This improves with air and a brisk decant isn’t out of order—though a couple of years in the cellar should take care of the reduction and certainly allow the mineral, acid, and vibrant cool fruit to knit. And while I’ll admit to a preference towards pradikat wines from the Mosel, this is compelling and vivacious and certainly worth a look. A fine pairing with a braised scallion and English peas starter anointed with fine olive oil, burrata, and fresh mint, though I’d also love to pair this with softshell crab or scallop crudo. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Hild 2020 Mosel Rosé Spätburgunder "Rosé Marie"

100% Pinot Noir. The 2020 Rose Marie has a a pale salmon robe. The nose has aromas of tea rose, and cranberry. The palate is lithe and racy with enough juicy freshness to beckon the next sip. This sassy, pink sipper from Elbling maestros Hild is a joy to drink in this torrid heat and humidity. -JCM

  • rosé
  • 30 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Immich-Batterieberg 2016 Mosel Ellergrub Riesling

Gernot's parcel of the Ellergrub is 2.2 hectares of ungrafted vines, over 80 years old. Farming is organic, fermentation is spontaneous, and the wine ages in a neutral oak barrels. In a shocking twist, the 2016 Ellergrub is slightly off-dry! The wine boasts a floral elegance and herbal freshness on the nose, yet is still quite dense and rich, with notes of yellow apricot, roses, and white peach skin giving way to a touch of citrus zest and strawberries on the finish. Cari Bernard 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic

Knauss 2018 Württemberg Red Pure

The wine has a densely purple core, with lighter violet on the edges. The nose has rich aromas of candied raspberry and blackberry, dense green herbs, and pungent dark flowers. The palate is plummy, with a dash of tart cherry, green stems and a vibrant mineral undertone. Wonderfully fresh acidity, along with some chewy tannin, balance out the mouthfeel. A great, bold red with a crunchy core and wild fruit - drink today!


  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Knauss 2020 Württemberg Boutanche Trollinger 1L

For a light, happy red that can be easily drunk in far more quantity than is appropriate, the Trollinger from Andi Knauss in Württemberg has quickly become a favorite. Plus, it comes in a handy 1-liter size so the party just keeps on going and going. Seriously, though, this wine is made of what the Italians would call Schiava, but to us it's more like a fresh Poulsard or Beaujolais-Villages. Notes of cranberry, fresh cherry, and a touch of soft herbs and bit of allspice. Juicy, refreshing, and the tinniest bit of tannin on the palate. Serve chilled with your next picnic or outdoor gathering! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Melsheimer 2019 Mosel Riesling Handwerk

Thorsten Melsheimer has been farming organically in the Mosel since 1995 (certified ECOVIN) and became Demeter (biodynamic) certified in 2013. The 'Handwerk' is actually a blend of three different barrels: a QBA trocken, Kabinett, and Spätlese. Off dry, and high-toned with a fine bead of mineral character within, brimming with energy and perfect for the soft shell crab, flowering chives, or soy sauce noodles at Great New York Noodletown, or your favorite neighborhood Chinese spot.

  • white off-dry
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Gin

Letherbee Distillers Vernal Gin 2021

Letherbee is a tiny, DIY distillery in Chicago refusing to play by the rules of the corporate world by controlling their operation from start to finish. We look forward to their unique seasonal gin releases every year! For this year's 'Vernal' bottling they focused on grapefruit, using 170lbs of fresh grapefruit peel in the maceration in addition to their traditional additions of juniper, coriander, cardamom and other herbs. We love how vibrant and citrus-forward this gin is for gin and tonics/soda, but it also makes a killer negroni! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • gin
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

West Cork Distillery Garish Island Gin 750 ml

Garnish Island located off the southwest coast of Ireland is renowned for its gardens. Inspired by the lush gardens of her home isle, master distiller, Deirde Bohane, Ireland’s only female Master Gin distiller at West Cord Distillery uses 12 local herbs and botanicals to create a lovely Irish Gin. She uses a small custom-designed copper pot still, distilling in small slow batches. This gin is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 47% to retain all the natural flavors and oils of botanicals and it may cloud when chilled or mixed.  A unique gin that is intensely aromatic with aromas of juniper, rose petal, rosemary and thyme, and on the palate is juniper, orange zest, rosemary and thyme with a finish of dark chocolate and strawberries. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in any of your favorite gin cocktails. Nelson Dejesus

  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

Italy Piedmont

Barale 2019 Barbera d'Alba Castle

Shades of red and black in the glass. A joyous nose - tons of roses and fresh red berries. The faintest aroma of flower stems. The palate is soft, then quickly rich, with cocoa and cherry. The finish turns to dark tea leaves and graphite. Despite the mineral character, this isn't a gritty Barbera. There's woven structure. Medium acidity, hitting the mark. A delight to drink. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $86.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Gioventu 2020 Falanghina 'Orange'

On the nose, there are spicy apple aromas, with a hint of earthy smoke. Green plantains and white flowers provide lovely accents. On the palate, there is candied banana, apricot, and clementine peel. High acid adds great zip to a rich mouthfeel.

  • 51 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

La Marca di San Michele 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore Capovolta

The 2016 is fresh and bright but has gained complexity with age to the point where it is competing with some of Italy’s best white wines. Aromatically fine and layered, with typical almond, a hint of white flowers, tarragon, fennel, and other green herbs it’s fairly full-bodied and shows no heat (at 13 degrees alcohol); the pleasing vinosity and richness is carried by quite pronounced saline mineralilty and lively hints of fresh lime. All in all this is a perfect moment for this lovely wine. Jamie Wolff

A truly fantastic wine. On the nose, there is a fresh nuttiness, accented by plush herbs, white blossoms, clementines and apricot. Flavors are generous, and the mouthfeel defies the wine's age. Lemons, orange pith, and zingy white minerals cling to an awesome, filling structure. Great acidity and a little tannin - you lick your gums after you sip it.  Powerful wine, and an absolute stand-out at this price point. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 75 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kosher

Galil Mountain Winery 2020 Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc

Situated on the high elevation Upper Galilee region, this Galil Mountain Sauvignon Blanc showcases bright, fresh tropical fruit and herbs. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and not Meshuval.

  • white kosher
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

Tzora Vineyards 2018 Judean Hills Red

Tzora Vineyards are located in the acclaimed Judean Hills and have been focused on terroir-driven, old-world style wines. The 'Judea Hills Red' is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 10% Merlot,  and 5% Petit Verdot aged for one year in French oak barrels. The wine is certified OK, Kosher for Passover, and is not mevushal.

  • red kosher
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

Loire

Baudry, Bernard & Matthieu 2020 Chinon Rosé

The beautiful Baudry Chinon Rosé is 100% Cabernet Franc, usually 50% from clay/silex soils and 50% from gravel soils, as in "les Grézeaux." As always this is one of the most elegant and delicious of all French rosés, a reflection of the superb organic vineyard work and the great terroir possesed by the Baudrys as well as their great skill in vinifications with minimal added SO2. Matthieu Baudry's report on the 2020 Rose: "Rose 2020 looks like his older brothers, but the fermentation was much quicker than the 2018 and 2019. The Rosé 2020 is very dry: 1.2g/L RS versus 2.2 for the 2018 vintage. For me the flavors are more delicate and I prefer the balance of the 2020 over the 2018/19 which were more exotic."  6 bottle maximum, please, arrival mid-May.

  • rosé
  • 42 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2019 IGP Urfé Les Rougeots du Clos

Gilles Bonnefoy's vibrant "Les Rougeots du Clos" is from young vines of three Gamays: Gamay de Bouze, Gamay de Chaudenay and Gamaret (a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner, resistant to grey rot, with bright black fruit flavors). The vines grow at 1,800 ft in a single parcel on granit soils with mica and clay. Tasted with Gilles in February, the wine showed a bright red/black color with very floral, complex, earthy aromas of blackberry and black raspberry with gorgeous fruit on the ripe supple palate, with terrific length of earth, minerals and deep black fruits. Really a fascinating and very "gouleyant" wine to serve cool with grilled foods this summer, fresh goat cheeses and even chocolate desserts!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Sauvignons Gris/Blanc Volcan

 The Bonnefoy 2020 "Sauvignons" is 60% Sauvignon Gris and 40% Sauvignon Blanc (massale selection) grown in basalt soils on the east face of the volcano of Purchon. Farming is certified organic and Biodynamic, all harvests are by hand, and Gilles Bonnefoy has a low-intervention approach in the cellar, where he eschews additives or new oak. The nose shows flinty stone and ripe citrus notes that continue on the palate,  which shows further notes of gooseberries and a slight tropicality. There's nice density and length here, making it a quite serious expression of Sauvignon, distinguished by its long and dense mineral finish. A lovely wine that should definitely not be served too cold: this is Sauvignon with real substance.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Les Galichets

Domaine de la Chevalerie's "Les Galichets" vineyard is on the lower part of the Turonian slope just below the "Chevalerie" plot,  with clay -alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex,  giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The vines average about 60 years of age. The wine is aged in large old barrels, and bottled after 6 months unfined unfiltered. 2014 Galichets is an archetypal Bourgueil to enjoy now!  This wine is a fabulous mix of fruit and minerals, perfectly balanced and with terrific length: dense black/red color, with aromas that blend soil, stone and blackberry fruit with hints of cocoa and violet. The palate is dense and supple and round without any heaviness - a blend of stone  and ripe red and black fruits, continuing in the long, graceful mineral finish. This is a beautiful Bourgueil that can be enjoyed now with roast chicken, pork dishes, even a steak - or hold for ten to fifteen years for a mature experience. It's a fabulous value  - congratulations to the Caslots! 100% Cabernet Franc. David Lillie / Pascaline Lepeltier

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gaudry 2019 Sancerre Vincengétorix (Arrives 7/26)

(Arrives 7/26) This is a gorgeous Sancerre Rouge, Pinot Noir with Pinot Fin  a product of Vincent Gaudry's wonderful biodynamic farming. Wild yeast, whole-cluster fermentation, aging 12 months in used barrels. The 2019 shows a brilliant black/red color and vibrant aromas of black cherry liqueur, black raspberry, earth, licorice and violet. The palate is dense, sapid, and chalky with lush, earthy black fruits framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors with hints of licorice, cherry pit and brown spice. Bravo to Vincent and his team! Delicious in 2021 for its youthful fruit, then wait 3 to 5 years, drink until 2030+  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gaudry, Vincent 2019 Sancerre Tournebride Arrives 7/26

(Arrives 7/26) Vincent Gaudry has been certified organic and Biodynamic  for many years, perhaps the leading domaine in Sancerre in regards to farming. The cuvée "Le Tournebride" comes from all three Sancerre terroirs: terres blanches (Kimmeridgian marl), caillottes (weathered limestone) and flint (silex). The grapes are hand-harvested and ferment with wild yeasts in stainless stell vats, the wine then ages about ten months and is bottled unfiltered. The 2019 "Tournebride" shows a bright very pale gold color with elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers, pear, green apple and quince with hints of anise and fig with time open.  The palate is subtle and pure with floral white fruits, a bit of melon, almond and firm citrusy acids—light but with nice density—with a crystalline, stony aspect that continues in the long clean, sapid finish. This is a very elegant Sancerre and a great value which will accompany any mild-flavored fish dish, white meats and goat cheeses.  David Lillie 

  • white
  • 67 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grange Tiphaine 2019 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clef de Sol Blanc

Clef de Sol means treble clef and is a tribute to music, Damien being an accomplished clarinetist and Coralie a choir singer. Clef de Sol is a blend of different southern exposed plots located in Montlouis on sandy perruches, i.e. clay and flint over tuffeau. The vines are mostly 80 years old, and farmed biodynamically. Hand-harvested mid-september, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and the cellar, whole-cluster pressed, then fermented in barrels (225 and 400 l) in the underground cellar. Fermentations are spontaneous and malo occurs, without making the wine lose its tension. The wine is aged for a year on the fine lees, and lightly filtered with a sulfur dioxide adjustment. Clef de Sol is without a doubt a benchmark wine for Montlouis, in the line of François Chidaine’s Les Bournais but drier, with more density and less oak than Jacky Blot’s cuvées.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Les Deuzelles

The wines of Patrick Lambert have been a staple in our shop for some time now. His wines are classic, expressive, and made exclusively from his organically farmed estate. The 'Deuzelles' is selected from his ~25 year old  vines planted on gravel, clay with silex, and sandy soils. The juice is fermented in concrete vats for 15-18 days, then aged in old barriques for 3 to 6 months. This is one of the best values I can find for excellent Cabernet Franc. This bottling is denser and more concentrated than the 'Gourmandises' but just as pleasurable and easy-drinking. The nose has notes of blackberry and raspberry bramble, freshly turned soil, and savory herbs, and the on the palate the wine is juicy with supple tannins. This was lovely when I tasted it on day one, and even better on day two, so if you have the time, give this some air before you enjoy! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2020 Chinon Rosé

This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20-year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2020 shows lovely aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry, citrus and rose; the palate is silky and ripe with raspberry, cherry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture,  with juicy acids, berry flavors and saline minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now and will open up nicely through the spring and summer. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 42 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le Fief du Breil

 Jo Landron's Fief du Breil is from a beautiful, walled vineyard sloping towards the Sèvre, with clay, sand and quartz stones over a bedrock of orthogneiss. The vines average 40 to 50 years of age, the vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and gives very low yields. In the dense and well-strctured 2016 vintage the wine was aged 20 months sur-lie. This beautiful Muscadet needs aeration or decanting, then shows aromas of grapefruit skin, pear, lime-flower, candied citrus and almond. The palate is perfectly balanced and intensely mineral - showing ripe white fruits, almond, anise and stone flavors with firm acidity and pronounced flavors of stone and saline mineral. This is a bit more forward than the granite-based wines - really superb as a young wine served with shellfish, grilled fish and roast chicken. As usual with great Muscadet it will age beautifully and pair with monkfish, lobster and goat cheeses. Very little was imported, don't miss it!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Sablonnettes 2019 VDF Un Brin de Causette

Pictured on the label are some very relaxed people kicking back at a Bistro A Vin, enjoying a glass of 'Un Brin de Causette,' a supple, medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grolleau. Perfect tannins here, with black fruit and nice richness in the glass. The elegance of the wine is understated, but it clearly has potential to age 5+ years, but would be lovely now with a light chill and food off the grill. "Bien attablé, ce vin taillera la bavette à vos amis et convives. Serein et harmonieux, il déliera les langues des mets délicieux." Loosely translated: Great for the table, this wine will cut the steak for your friends and guests. Serene and harmonious, it will release the language of delicious dishes.   -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Sablonnettes 2020 VDF Ceci N'est Pas un Rosé

A lovely, rather full-bodied rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Grolleau, featuring pure deep raspberry and cherry fruit with nice balancing acidity. "This is not a Rosé" may be the name, and the color is a lovely pale red, but we still say it's a rosé! Absolutely charming with a chill.  From the bottle:  "Polisson gourmand, ce rose s'est régalé de tous les fruits rouges du jardin il en rougit encore de gourmandise" Loosely translated: Naughty eater, this rosé has feasted on all of the red fruits of the garden and is still blushing with gluttony. 

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Sablonnettes 2020 Vin de France Les Copains D'Abords

This lovely wine is a blend of Grolleau, Gamay, and Chenin Blanc, and features complex, high-toned raspberry fruit aromas (with some cherry, strawberry and currant thrown in) which follow through on the medium-bodied palate. There's a bit of "barnyard" funk on the nose, though I think this is more a Grolleau thing than a natural wine thing. Balanced by lively acidity and pleasantly low in alcohol, this is a lush and delicious wine that will accompany grilled chicken or any lighter summer cuisine. Bravo to the Ménards for making these delicious and affordable wines!  -EL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

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
  • 22 in stock
  • $34.95

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Misc. Burgundy

Misc. France

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

Domaine Pierre Richard 2019 Cotes du Jura Trousseau

From 30 year old Trousseau vines planted to soils of clay-limestone with red and gray marl by Domaine Pierre Richard (in conversion with Ecocert). Fruit is hand harvested at the end of Auguest and the beginning of September, from estate vineyards 270 meters above sea level with Southwest exposure. Fermentation is done with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and maceration on the skins lasts a month. The wine is aged for 5 months in stainless before bottling with zero added sulfur. In the glass it is a wonderfully clear ruby with shades of purple. Those nose is especially savory, with a medley of red berries, fresh red flowers, and a hint of smoky ash. The palate is driven by a clean vein of dark minerality at the core of soft black cherry fruit. Structurally, acid is appropriately high, tannin is light, and drinkability is off the charts. I would definitely not describe this as ‘glou-glou,’ as it is too elegant and warm in flavor, but I would describe it as dangerously easy to consume very, very quickly. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

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

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Vin de France (Isère) "Cugnète" Macération

Thomas Finot makes his "Vin de Macération Cugnète" from purchased fruit grown in Isère and on the Isère/Savoie border, thus Vin de France. The three month skin contact gives the wine a pale bronze color. The aromas are light and pretty - dried flowers, brown spice, citrus peel and peach. The palate shows creamy dried pear, mineral, brown spice, almond and citrus notes, quite subtle and with a clean, long finish without harsh skin tannins. This is a fascinating wine that will accompany shellfish, ceviche of many kinds, sushi, goat cheeses and much more.  12.9% alcohol.  Lovely wine!  David Lillie

Extra facts: Thomas says that Cugnète is an ancient type of Jacquère.  Aging was in big used barrels from 2005 and 2006. My guess is the maceration was more of a soaking, with little or no punch down or extraction, as the wine appears more like a white than an 'orange,' and only has a delicate and subtle amount of tannin in the back of the palate. Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2019 Coteaux Grésivaudan Étraire la Dhuy

Étraire de la Dhuy is a rare grape from the Vallé du Grésivaudan in the Isère, with only about 6 hectares currently in production. The 2019 Finot Étraire de la Dhuy is from a parcel of 70 year-old massale selection vines, only 60 btls were available for the US.  AKA Étraire de l'Aduï. According to Wine Grapes "DNA parentage analysis suggests a parent-offspring relationship between Étraire de l'Aduï and Persan. Indeed, both varieties belong to the Sérine ampelographic group."

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2020 VDF (Auvergne) Blanc Puy Long

Puy Long is Chardonnay from granite and limestone soils. Direct press, with fermentation and aging in barrel on the lees. From my experience with the wine, it has potential for aging, and should be given a year in bottle after release, if at all possible. Stone fruit prevails, with medium weight and subtle mineral edge. Acidity is balanced, but by no means high, which makes it a prime candidate for meals with rich sauces or spice.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2020 VDF (Auvergne) La Plage

La Plage is named for the sandy soils of this vineyard. Unlike other cuvées, this sand and limestone site produces fresh, light wines without the marked minerality and volcanic influence of the basalt and volcanic rocks found in other sites. The Gamay vines planted here, all around 30-40 years old, are the more common "Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc," otherwise known as Beaujolais Gamay. This has always been a lovely, fresh Gamay that is typically ready to drink young.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2020 VDF (Auvergne) Neyrou

Neyrou (the local name for Pinot Noir) is a bottling of Pinot Noir from a site that ranges from sand to clay sub-soil. Always a lovely expression and quite distinct from Bourgogne Pinot Noirs or Pinots from the Loire et Cher. Yields from this site are very low, usually around 10hl/ht, which is certainly very low, but on the bright side, contributes to ideal concentration of fruit. An impressive Pinot Noir with darker, deep character, more black cherry and dark berries, with flavors of earth and spice.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2020 VDF (Auvergne) Pierres Noires

Les Pierre Noires is named after the dark stones found mixed into the soil of this vineyard, which sits at the foot of a volcano. The vines here are 80-100 years old. 90% Gamay/10% Noirfleurien (a rare local grape variety). Half of the grapes are destemmed, wine undergoes partial semi-carbonic maceration, and is aged in old barrels. All the character of Gamay D'Auvergne is here, along with the nuance from Basalt-rich volcanic soils.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Bernarde 2020 Côtes de Provence Rosé "Hauts du Luc"

The 2020 La Bernarde Rosé is a delicious and refreshing blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Rolle (Vermentino) and Syrah. Certified organic and fermented with wild yeasts, the grapes are grown in a high-altitude vineyard on limestone with clay and stones. The Cinsault is very present in the pretty aromas of peach and raspberry with citrus and floral hints. The palate is light, with a silky texture and nice mineral flavors underlying the fresh red fruit, peach and citrus flavors. This is a lovely and versatile wine that will be a delicious aperitif or accompaniment to fish, white meats and lighter grilled foods this summer.

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Les Cortis 2019 VdF Merune

Produced by Jeremy and Isabelle Decoster, who started Les Cortis in 2016 in Bugey at the foot of the Jura mountains. Consisting of 95% Chardonnay, balanced out with Roussette (Altesse), from organically/biodynamically farmed vines 500 meters above sea level. Soil is limestone and marl above granitic bedrock. The nose on this wine is salty and herbal. Green tea and sea breeze followed by lovely chopped raw almonds on the nose. Fruit is yellow cherry and clementine zest. After half an hour open, smells of sliced ginger and white pepper appear. On the palate, there is minerally smoke and salinity. Fruit is a mix of bitter citrus and white stone fruit. Structure-wise, the wine has a nice texture, substantial enough in the middle with an edge of medium acidity.  I love this wine - delicious and interesting. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Cortis 2019 VdF Naxide

Produced by Jeremy and Isabelle Decoster in the Alpine region of Bugey. From hand-picked, organically farmed Chardonnay and Roussette (Altesse), planted at 500 meters above sea level. From soils of limestone and marl, above a granitic subsoil. Clear, with a very faint yellow hue. The nose has lemons, cucumber, and snap peas. A great floral aroma grows after the wine isopen for an hour. The palate has salt, cured lemons, and crushed, zingy limestone.  Green papaya and clementine, and a long, semi-bitter finish. The palate is medium bodied, balanced by wonderful acidity, and a light hint of tannin. A great, great wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie et Vincent Tricot 2020 VDF (Auvergne) Les Milans

Les Milans is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay from two of the Tricot's plots. The Pinot Noir is destemmed, and Gamay goes through whole cluster fermentation. The 2019 'Les Milans' was absolutely lovely last year, especially for having such little time in the bottle. Vibrant, with perfect mid-palate and grit from the mix of volcanic and sandstone soils. Well worth aging for 3-5 years.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Marie et Vincent Tricot 2020 VdF Blanc (Auvergne) Chardonnay Désiré

From the Auvergne—perhaps better known for Volvic mineral water and charcuterie than for wine—comes this incredible bottle of Chardonnay. Tricot is the village leader in Orcet, a small town with volcanic soil. With less than six hectares of vines, Tricot has been working organically for many years. The plot of Chardonnay that gives this wine was planted in 1973 and has been farmed without chemicals since then. Aged in old barrel, the wine is quite lush and full-bodied and reminds us in some ways of a ripe Mâcon wine. Made entirely without SO2, this is a squeaky clean yet lightly oxidative wine that is oh-so delicious. 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

Navarre 2019 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

2019 is a great vintage for Thierry Navarre's Cuvée Olivier, from his oldest vines of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan grown in his mountainside vineyards in Saint-Chinian. Deep and very complex aromas of black raspberry and blueberry with hints of roast meats, espresso, violets, chocolate and citrus. Lovely palate of ripe red and black fruits, earth and citrus lifted by firm acidity. This is a beautiful Languedoc red — rich, ripe and complex and surprisingly "fresh" with good acidity and fabulous length. Organic farming, minimal sulfur. Highly recommended.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 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 robe is a lovely red/black in the glass. The wine shows seductive aromas of spiced plums, dried rosemary, and deeper notes of coffee and dry earth. The rich palate is bursting with black fruit flavors, peppercorn, and savory herbs with a structured texture of dense minerals and bright acidity on the long, persistent finish. This is a fascinating wine of terroir that Thierry says will be perfect in 5 years (though it's delicious now!).

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rosé

Thierry Navarre is one of the few people who still grow Oeillades - a nearly extinct grape that has a long history in the Langudedoc and is thought to be an old cousin of Cinsault. Thierry's Oeillades grows on the rugged mountainsides above Roquebrun in Saint-Chinian. The 2020 shows an intriguing light purple-tinged color in the glass. The nose offers abundant ripe  plum, red currant and peach aromas with delicate notes of lavender, cardamom and dried rose petals. The palate is light and wonderfully lifted with savory flavors  of dried cherry and red currant, very sapid and pure, with earth, herbal tea, and refreshing exotic citrus on the finish. This is an unusual and quite delicious rosé with plenty of aromatic complexity and crunchy acidity to pair with a variety of dishes or to savor by itself - highly recommended!

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Lignieres Blanc

  From a vineyard co-planted with old varieties - Ribeyrenc Blanc, Grenache Gris and Clairette du Languedoc - Thierry Navarre made the 2020 "Lignières." It's a delighful wine with slightly spicy and floral aromas of white peach, almond, pear and honeysuckle,  dry and dense  on the palate though a little riper than usual, with mineral, herbal and dried stone fruit flavors with firm acidity - really lovely, a great aperitif or serve with fish or chicken in sauce, salads, sheep and goat cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rouge

(Arrives Tuesday 7/20) 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 2020 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, 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
  • 15 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pibarnon 2020 Bandol Rosé

This wine has a wonderful ability to combine elegance, power, class, and distinction. A blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache, the wine shows peach-y and stone fruit notes on the nose, mingling with the savory earth and iodine character of good Bandol Rosé. The palate offers silky textures, a certain voluptuousness, and a lovely balance of acidity to full ripe fruit. I drank this upon first release with very good results. It's bound to improve over the next few months, not to mention the next few years!

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Sulauze 2020 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé

 A perennial favorite is back! This is a classic Provençal rosé made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle, and Mourvedre in Biodynamic farming. Very pale pink color with aromas of peach, orange blossom, strawberry, and hints of cucumber. The wine is dry and mineral-driven on the palate with delicate peach skin and sweet spice. It’s refreshing and delicious!

  • rosé
  • 52 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

Thibaud Capellaro 2020 VdF Le Temps d'une Bise

60% Marsanne / 40% Viognier, from the northern Rhone. Thibaud Capellaro is situated in Condrieu, and sources fruit for his 'Slope' project from vineyards close to home, and in the Ardeche. The label suggests some of what we get here, with white grapes mingling with a chunk of granite. Unmistakably a Northern Rhone white, with medium weight, and some viscosity in the mid-palate. The Viognier doesn't poke out here, so there is no herbaceous or spice driven side to the wine, but the Viognier does lend nice brightness and zip to keep the wine fresh on the palate. Really an impressive white for this young up and coming winemaker. -EL

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Thibaud Capellaro 2020 VdF Slope Petnat

"Slope" is a negociant project of the promising young winemaker, Thibaud Capellaro, who grew up in the northern Rhone, and farms small plots near Cote-Rotie and Condrieu. The Slope wines come from organic vineyards in Ardeche, St. Joseph and some parcels in the Coteaux du Lyonnais. This is a 100% Syrah, Methode Ancestrale (Pet-Nat) that is truly delightful. Think French Lambrusco, but with more of a dark rosé profile. The purity of fruit here, and balanced bubbles makes a fairly addictive sparkler, and a perfect centerpiece or accompaniment to summer grills.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Thibaud Capellaro 2020 VdF Slope Ze-ro Rosé

Ze-Ro is a Rosé of Syrah, unfined and unfiltered, from Thibaud Capellaro in Condrieu. Vines are from around the northern Rhone and Ardeche. This wine is the newest addition to our collection of darker roses, sadly we bade farewell to the Bonavita Rosato.. the Ilarria Irouleguy Rose is nearly out of stock, and of course we only have a case of this, but we will try to keep them coming! Pure fruited, and VERY tasty. Somehow the longer maceration saves the wine from some of the intensity or lack of balance that many Syrah rosés have. Very little tannin here, but a little tang and grip after the ripe plum fruit. Yum!  -EL

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

Flavia 2018 Etna Rosso 1 Liter

I love Etna, and I’ll go out of my way to taste Etna wines, even though they are mostly not much to my taste. Thus I am really happy to have found Flavia, another crazy-good Sicilian wine imported by Vinotas (see Pianogrillo). Flavia is made by two of the younger generation of the Rallo family – famous for Marsala, but apparently present on Etna “since 1860”. Flavia is made from certified organic grapes, fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel, and aged in used Slavonian botte. Pedigree aside, note that it’s a liter bottle, so 25% more volume – it would be a bargain for a .750 bottle. This is a classic expression of  Etna – on the lighter side – very pure, and unmistakably Nerello Mascalese. It was correct and pleasing at first, but after some serious time open (and on the second day) it really sang. Great wine, amazing value. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $28.99

Misc. Spirits

  • bitter aperitif
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

Argala NV Pastis of Maritime Alps 750ml (45%)

It is not just the French who enjoy Pastis; it has wide-spread popularity in Northern Italy as well, which is what inspired Enrico and Piero to create their own distillations. Many of the plants used for their liqueurs are grown right in town, in a nearby field. This pastis is a blend of 35 herbs and spices macerated in neutral wheat distillate, and then redistilled. It is then lightly sweetened with Mascobado sugar and bottled at 45% ABV.

  • herb liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Bordiga Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry

Bordiga is a long-standing distillery established in 1888 outside of Turin, close to the Occitan Alps. They craft their own vermouths with Piedmontese grapes and infuse nearly thirty botanicals, some of which are foraged from the mountains nearby. Each botanical is macerated in neutral grain alcohol separately to ensure the best extraction and then blended into the base of Moscato and Cortese. The 'Extra-Dry' is fresh, herbaceous and  has a pleasantly bitter finish. If you like more than a 'whisper' of vermouth in your martini, this is a great option. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • herb digestive
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Doc Herson's Green Absinthe 375ml

New York City based distillery, Doc Herson's, crafts this delightful little absinthe, entirely from scratch. They distill their own neutral spirit from malted barley, then use a pot-still for a second distillation with a variety of herbs/botanicals like fennel, green anise, and grand wormwood. As there are no artificial colors or additives to any of their spirits, this green absinthe gets its color from a final maceration with fresh mint.

  • herb digestive
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

La Quintinye Vermouth Extra Dry .375

A delicious vermouth with a base of select white wines from the Southwestern France, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, and 27 different botanicals. A beautiful golden color, it is heady, floral, and intensely aromatic with underlying currents of licorice and anise. It is incredibly dry, but maintains a balance on the palate and it is here that its Pineau des Charentes roots show. This is perfect for sipping or in a more adventurous Martini.  Tim Gagnon

  • vermouth
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

La Quintinye Vermouth Rouge .375

La Quintinye is one of our favorite vermouth producers! Made in Charentes, France, these vermouths are distinct in their use of Pineau des Charentes as their fortifyer and their unique blend of plants and spices such as cinchona (the same bittering agent used in Tonic)  which really comes through on the nose. The base for the rouge is a blend of Ugni Blanc and Chardonnay with a Merlot based Pineau des Charents.

  • vermouth
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Liquore delle Sirene Artiginale Bitter 750ml 23%ABV

Elisa Carta is breathing new life into the herbs and botanicals of Lake Garda in the Veneto using ancient recipes passed down through several generations. It wasn't until recently that young people like Elisa have returned to the region to replant local fields, farming organically and harvesting by hand. The 'Artiginale Bitter' is made without chemicals, artificial coloring, or heavy filtration, and unlike other aperitivo bitters has a more amber color.  I consider this a warmer, more spice driven aperitivo that still works wonderfully in the classics like negroni, spritz, or boulevardier (where it really compliments the caramel, baking spice notes of Bourbon). Botanicals include olive and lemon tree leaves, linden and acacia flowers, wild rose berries, sweet and bitter orange, absinthe, gentian and ginger. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bitter aperitif
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Salers Gentiane Liqueur

One of the oldest and most famous French aperitifs; a gentiane-based liqueur with a slightly sweet and earthy character. No artificial colors or preservatives are added. Great on the rocks or with soda, or use it in a white negroni or to add depth to a clear-spirited cocktail.

  • aperitif
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

New Zealand

Amoise 2020 Hawke's Bay Chenin Blanc

A beautiful single-vineyard expression of Chenin Blanc showing great potential for the variety in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, which currently only has 4.8 total hectares in the appellation. The Two Terraces Vineyard is in its third year of conversion to organic certification which was planted in 2016 on ancient river terraces. The fruit is fermented fully dry and goes through full malo naturally. On the nose are notes of yellow flower, yellow peach, white pepper, and lime zest. The palate is bright and fresh, but far from teeth-ripping acidity, with a long, textural finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Amoise 2020 Hawke's Bay Syrah

Hawke's Bay is home to some of the best Syrah vines in New Zealand. This bottling comes from the Ash Ridge Vineyard in the Bridge Pa region in its 2nd year of conversion to organic certification, planted in 2005. 30% whole clusters are used in the fermentation and aging in neutral barrels, which keeps this expression lifted and more aromatic. On the nose are notes of dried herbs, dried violet, purple plum, and blackberry. The palate is much lighter than expected with bright acidity, gentle, powdery tannins, and a distinct umami quality. Easy-drinking, but with plenty going on, a great summertime Syrah! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

Rhone

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

Clos de la Bonnette 2019 Côte-Rôtie "Damas Pourpre"

100% Syrah (1990s) from 0.4 hectare on gneiss soils on Coteau de Tupin next to Prenelle but lower down the hill, used to be worked by J-M Stéphan, 67% destemmed, 3 week vinification, wild yeasts, daily pumping overs, cap punching, aged in 5 year-old 228-litre oak casks  for 22 months. This is the first vintage for the "Damas Pourpre" from Clos de la Bonnette - it's a very elegant, ripe and glossy wine in this terrific vintage for Cote-Rotie. The color is very dark red with purple hints, the aromas of black raspberry and red currant are intense and mineral with a bit of spice. The palate is silky, dense and powerful with a melange of strawberry, cassis and blackberry flavors with a bit of iron and graphite with some oak presence from the barriques. The finish is very long and sapid with minerals, spice and red fruits.  Drink happily now but best to wait, as it should open up beautifully after 3  - 5 years, then enjoy until 2035 - 2040.  This is a beautiful Côte-Rôtie at a "reasonable" price, only 36 bottles for the US.  David Lillie 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2018 Beaumes-de-Venise Terres Jaunes

An excellent value from Beaumes-de-Venise, 'Les Terres Jaunes' is a blend of 75% Grenache and 20% Syrah both from 30+ year-old vines grown on a unique terroir of Triassic limestone/clay soils. Organically farmed with vegetation maintained between the rows; fermented naturally with no additives, aged in concrete with very little sulfur added at bottling, this is a truly terroir-focused wine. I love the rich texture with powdery tannins, and after some time decanting, it definitely softened and opened up. Full of ripe black cherry, plum, and preserved raspberries with more savory undertones of olive, oregano, dried tobacco and a touch of dark chocolate.  The wine is dense and long with delicious supple fruit, a bit brighter than the 2017. Plenty of complexity in this deep Southern Rhône wine to sit and contemplate, and would be excellent with heartier or gamey fare. MD

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gilles, Guillaume 2018 Cornas

The Gilles Cornas (Chaillot) is mostly from 40+ year-old vines on Les Grands Murs and Les Terrasses, both on Chaillot, plus older vines on Mazards and  Saveaux, Practicing organic, whole-cluster fermentation, aging in old 400 liter and 600 liter casks. From DrinkRhone: "shiny, quite full red robe; red fruit with caramel casing, some Southern paste effect in the fruit, blood notes, a touch of reduction. The attack is expressive, comes with good freedom, clear, clean threads, iron filings, is very Burgundian, to grow into its frame and to expand. It has much restraint, more blood with firm cherry notes towards the finish. Decant it,...drink until 2044."

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $88.99

  • Organic

Grand Veneur 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 40%, Syrah 10%, from vines of 40-100 years old; aged in new barriques and bottled after a light filtration.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $439.99

Rousset 2018 Crôzes-Hermitage Marsanne Vieilles Vignes

 This is an oustanding Marsanne from vines planted in  1933 ad 1965, aged in 10% new, 90% 1 - 3 year-old 400 liter barrels, 8 months on the lees, no batonnage. The 2018 shows elegant aromas of apricot, peach skin, almond, lime-flower, and flint - the palate is round, dense and quite full-bodied, but well-structured with buttery white fruits, almond, stone, anise and mineral flavors with pear, citrus and mineral notes in the long finish. Pair this beautiful wine with full-flavored fish and chicken dishes and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

Rum

Distillerie Patrick St. Surin Clairin Milot

In the small commune of Carrefour Des Pères, Haiti, Patrick St. Surin makes this incredibly expressive sugar cane distillate, the Clairin Milot. Patrick farms 10 hectares of local cane varieties, and harvests a few more from neighboring farmers always during the prime months, February-March and July-August. The juice is fermented with native yeasts an a tiny addition of sugar syrup from the same cane, which is traditional for the area, and then pot-distilled twice and bottled at full proof.

  • Clairin
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Holmes Cay Fiji Single Origin Rum 46%

A brand new bottlings from Holmes Cay, and a departure from their aged single-barrel expressions, this is a blend of younger casks from the South Pacific Distilleries in Fiji. The rums are all molasses-based and a mix of copper pot and column-still distillations, briefly aged and bottled, as all of the Holmes Cay rums are, without coloring or additions. Notes of cooked pineapple, banana purée, kiwi, vanilla bean, and cinnamon red hots on the finish. Incredibly aromatic, with great balance perfect for daiquiris or on its own.  This is an excellent opportunity to taste the high quality selections of Eric Kaye at a much more approachable price-point. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • $52.99

Holmes Cay 2005 Guyana Port Mourant Single Cask Rum 56.4%

The Port Mourant still is totally unique; the last double wooden pot still in operation in the entire world. Originally built in 1732 on the Port Mourant Estate, it then moved to Uitvlugt Estate, and after that was shut down, ended up at Demerara Distillers Limited, the last rum distillery in Guyana. Since then the rums coming off the Port Mourant still have been used in blends for El Dorado, the flagship brand of DDL. To find a single cask of exclusively Port Mourant still rum is a treat indeed. This cask has spent most of its time aging in a continental climate in Northern Europe, and is bottled at cask strength without any additives. Off the bat this feels slightly funkier than one would expect from a rum from Guyana. There is tropical fruit here: a hint of guava, a hint of banana, under-ripe pineapple, coconut, along with apricot, green apple peel, mirabelle plum. There is an herbaceous and savory edge to this rum, with some vegetal notes of dried grass and undergrowth, along with a hint of engine oil and a touch of iodine. Incredibly complex, and maybe even a little bit mysterious, this is a rum I kept coming back to, trying to figure out it's shifting and mesmerizing profile. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

Privateer 'PM Spirits Selection' Single Cask American Rum The Queen's Share 56.5%

Maggie Campbell is serious force to be reckoned with. A savant of spirits, if you will. Her dedication to precision and passion for great rum has led to these exquisite bottles. The 'Queen's Share' is based with 100% Grade A Guatemalan molasses and is taken from a blend of the 'seconds'(the end of the 'heart' and just before the 'tails') cut from each of the Privateer spirits. It is pot distilled first and then goes into a column still before being aged for a minimum of two years in either a new American oak or used bourbon, run, or brandy barrels. As each expression of the Queen's Share is a single batch, single barrel expression, it is matched with which ever barrel they believe will properly showcase the unique spirit. This edition was chosen by the spirits experts, and Privateer enthusiasts, of importer PM Spirits as their favorite cask of the lot. It is bottled at 56.5%ABV.

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

Sake

Chikurin Otoko Junmai Ginjo Namazake 720ml

I met Niichiro Marumoto at a sake tasting hosted by Brooklyn Kura in June, and was immediately drawn to what he is doing at Marumoto Shuzo. Unlike about 99% of the industry, Niichiro-san farms all the rice that is used in the production of his sake. Since World War II, Japan has had a system where all rice production was controlled and distributed by the government. Only in the last few decades have sake producers been able to buy directly from rice farmers; but the rice market is still dominated by large regional co-ops with immense buying power. When Niichiro-san took over the family business at a young age, he quickly realized that a way for a small company like his to be not only sustainable going forward, but also to guarantee the best quality of raw material for their product was simply to grow everything himself. This is the first time that Chikurin namazake (unpasteurized sake) is available in the US, and it is beautiful. Made from 100% Yamadanishiki rice, and milled to 50%, so could technically qualify as a junmai daiginjo. It opens with notes of honeydew melon, white peach, peach blossom, green apple skin, cucumber, cucumber water, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and a hint of some rice savoriness. Complex flavors on both the nose and the palate, with good acidity, and a soft, almost velvety mouthcoating texture. Very expressive, this sake feels slightly tingly on the palate when you first open the bottle. Juicy, yet elegant, and very fun to drink! Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Junmai
  • 33 in stock
  • no discount
  • $8.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $1,399.99

Douglas Laing & Co. Lowlands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 'The Epicurean' 46.2%ABV

I urge you to look past this ridiculous label, because it does not at all reflect the beautifully blended Lowlands Scotch whisky inside! As with all whiskies selected and bottled by Douglas Laing & Co, the 'Epicurean' is bottled without additions, coloring, or chill-filtration at 46.2% ABV, presenting the spirits "as the Distiller intended." Pale and delicate in the glass with notes of fresh grass, linen, ripe pear, toasted cereal, heather honey, and just a touch of hot pepper on the finish. A lovely sipping Scotch to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $249.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $349.99

South America

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Equipo Navazos NV Jerez La Bota de Palo Cortado #48 Bota Punta 375ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'Gaspar Florido used to market two very old wines sourced from their soleras at their old cellaring facility at calle Rubiños, in the heart of the “Barrio” in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. When they decided to seize the real estate fever and sell their urban bodegas they had to move those butts to a shabby facility on the road from Sanlúcar to Trebujena. There is where we had the opportunity to sample them for the first time, on a visit with Álvaro Girón to already old Gaspar in June 2006. We were very positively impressed by their quality and consistency, especially in contrast with the lack of distinction–to put it mildly–of the context there and then. There were quite a few butts of the outstanding GF-25 and only a few of GF-30, a very old and absolutely spectacular wine. It is precisely from the latter that this La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 48 “Bota Punta” is sourced. In fact it comes from a sister cask of the one from which we extracted our La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 41 “Bota NO” ten months before. Only a few months later, early in 2007, Bodegas Pedro Romero purchased Gaspar Florido, and since then they have remained marketing GF-25 under the usual label “Jerez Viejísimo”. In Gaspar’s opinion–perhaps questionable but not lacking solid ground–such wines see how the distinctive features of amontillado, palo cortado and oloroso are blurred by their very age. That is why he used to label it simply “Jerez”, which after all merely honors the sanluqueña tradition of referring to the local palo cortado as “jerez cortado”. It is indeed a very old palo cortado, and so we have labeled it as such.'

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white flor
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white flor
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Spain Table

Albamar 2020 Rias Baixas Albariño

Xurxo Alba is making a number of expressions of Albariño and other local Galician grapes in Cambados, in the Rías Baixas DOC in Galicia. His farming and winemaking are innovative and experimental, as he pursues organics and biodynamics in this challenging climate, ferments his wines exclusively with native yeasts, and adds little to no sulfur during production. This is an extremely Atlantic-influenced area, and the wines show that influence clearly. The entry level cuvée is made from grapes sourced from multiple sites with mainly sandy soil. The fruit from each parcel is vinified separately (some in stainless steel, some in barrels) gaining structure and complexity of flavor from six months spent on the fine lees. This is a very good, classic expression of Albariño with plenty of saline minerality and joyous notes of stone-fruit and sea air.  -BF

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cantalapiedra 2017 Rueda Cantayano Verdejo

Isaac Cantalapiedra and his son Manuel work their organically farmed family plots of Verdejo in their homeland of Rueda to produce wines that show the terroir, density, and authentic character of Verdejo that is so hard to find. Cantayano, their “village” wine is from 3 plots around La Seca, all hand harvested, macerated briefly on the skins, and fermented in mainly steel vats with some used barrels. The wine is raised on the lees for 8 months before bottling. On the nose, Cantayano shows stone fruit, apple, and herbaceous notes, while the palate is surprising dense, with a beautiful seam of acidity. A lovely and affordable Spanish white wine that shows the potential of Verdejo when the grape variety is treated with respect. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Costador Terroirs Mediterranis 2019 Catalonia Orange de Noirs Rosado

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide whether you're looking for an orange wine or a rose: this bottle, from Joan Franquet in Catalonia, stradles the two categories very admirably. Made with the red Sumoll Negre grape and the gray grape Xarel-lo Vermell, the wine is pink-orange in the glass and fresh and bright on the palate, perfect for early spring sipping or pairing with vegetables and lighter fare! (Arrives Friday, April 16th)

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guímaro 2018 Ribeira Sacra A Ponte

A Ponte is the newest single vineyard wine from Guímaro, from a new plot above their old vines in Finca Meixaman in the area of Amandi, the most celebrated subregion of Ribeira Sacra. The very steep, terraced site faces the southeast, looking out over the River Sil, and the soil is a mix of granite, slate, and sand. While most of the sites worked and vinified by Pedro Rodríguez are planted mainly to Mencia, A Ponte has been planted a to a nearly equal balance of Mencia, Caino, Brancellao, Merenzao and Souson. The inclusion of larger amounts of the lesser known local grape varieties is a forward thinking response to a succession of riper vintages due to climate change: these other grapes retain more acidity and freshness at higher degrees of ripeness than Mencia does. The vines here are still young, and their youthful quality perhaps translates to the comparative approachability of this wine next to wines coming from Pedro's other very old vine vineyards. Vinification is similar to the other single vineyard wines from Guímaro: grapes are all hand-harvested, then fermented whole cluster with 50 days of maceration before resting in used Burgundy barrels for 14 months. The 2018 vintage was outstanding in Ribeira Sacra, and this is a balanced, classic expression of the region's terroir: red fruits, green herbs, structuring tannins, and tons of mineral character. Outstanding. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic

La Araucaria 2018 Tenerife Paraje La Perdoma Tinto

Dolores Cabrera tends four vineyards very old vines in the Valle de La Orotava, and the grapes for La Araucaria Tinto come from exclusively centenarian vines trained in the ultra-traditional local braided method, with long vines braided together on and supported in the air to facilitate airflow. These very special vines yield a very classic expression of Tenerife Listan Negro, that Cabrera destems and vinifies in stainless steel before bottling with minimal sulfur addition. The wine shows exuberant notes of cracked black pepper, red fruit, and volcanic soil. The palate is delicate but similarly expressive, with red tart cherry, exotic spices, and volcanic earth. An outstanding vintage of La Perdoma. I would open this about thirty minutes or an hour before drinking. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $349.99

Luis Perez 2018 VDT Tinto Cadiz 'El Triangulo'

Luis Perez makes wines in Jerez mostly, and is a partner in the La Riva project with Ramiro Ibanez. 'El Triangulo' is a red he produces from the local Tintilla grape in Cadiz. Also known as Tintilla de Rota, because it is almost solely found in and around the town of Rota,  this grape is apparently related to Graciano (from Rioja/Navarra), and is known for its pigment and acidity. It produces a dark and dense looking wine which surprises on the palate with lift and freshness. The vines here are in Balbaina, on chalky soils. A delicious, dark red, with blackberry notes, and medium body. Perfect for a summer BBQ!

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vinedos del Jorco 2016 Cebreros 'Las Enebradas'

Las Enebradas is all Garnacha, from the Cebreros DO in the Gredos. Raul Perez is behind the project, which is named after the tiny .25 hectare parcel that is at 1000m altitude, farmed by a local grandpa whom Perez befriended several years ago. This wine has everything we love about Gredos Garnacha, with dried fruit, herbs, and a frame of chiseled minerality from granitic soils. A big nod to classic Rhone Grenache. Aging in large old barrels. Acidity is perfect, providing lift and elegance to the earthy profile. The 2016 is the current release, and is ready to drink, but definitely shows potential for aging another 5-10 years.  -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Tequila

ArteNOM Seleccion de 1146 Anejo Tequila

A beautiful and unique añejo from the  high elevation town of Atotonilco el Alto. Master distiller Enrique Fonseca, at the Tequileña distillery, uses 2-3 year old Cabernet Franc barrels from the Loire for aging for a little more than a year, and then transfer the tequila to used Bourbon barrels for an additional year of aging.

  • tequila
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

Cinco Sentidos Nicolas Gutierrez Cuishe de Moho

This is a truly special single batch agave spirit chosen by PM Spirits for its unique character. Crafted by Nicolas Garci´a Gutie´rrez from 100% Cuishe agave in San Luis Amatla´n, Miahuatla´n, Oaxaca. After harvest, the agave was buried and cooked underground pits, but a long stretch of heavy rain forced them to delay unearthing the oven. When it had finally dried out, they discovered that a type of mildew (moho) had grown over the agave, but they fermented it as is in Cyrpus tanks, then double-distilled, once with refrescadera and once without. The nose is unlike any other agave spirit I've tried with notes of seasrapy, lobster shell, roasted pablano, fresh jalapeno, and just a slight smokiness. On the palate there is a nice weight and density, bold but not to hot at 48.5% ABV with a stony, textural finish. Fascinating! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $132.99

Fortaleza Blanco Tequila 750

The makers of Fortaleza Tequila have been in the business for over 140 years. The founder (great-great-grandfather to the current owner) was the first person to export the spirit to the US, the first to implement the use of steam, instead of the traditional smoking pit, to cook the agave, and his son went on to file the application making Tequila an established Designation of Origin.  Although the original company was sold, the family managed to hold onto the small distillery built at the highest point in the town of Tequila. Though the family has always been innovators, their current approach is to use the original recipe of their great-great-grandfather; with agave cooked in a small brick oven, stone-crushed, fermented in wooden tanks, and  double distilled in copper pots.

  • tequila
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Fortaleza Reposado Tequila 750

The makers of Fortaleza Tequila have been in the business for over 140 years. Their approach is entirely traditional, maintaining the same recipe and equipment as their ancestors. The mineral-rich agave from the surrounding Tequila Valley is cooked very slowly in a small brick oven, stone-crushed, fermented in wooden tanks, and  then double distilled in copper pots. Each lot of Reposado is aged and bottled separately after spending roughly seven months in used American Oak barrels that have been re-chipped and re-charred for more complexity in the final product.

  • tequila
  • 4 in stock
  • $62.99

Mal Bien Michoaclán Isidro Rodriguez Montoya

A bit of an outlier in Mochoaclan, Isidro Rodriguez Montoya eschews the funky, lactic flavors associated with mezcal from this region for a cleaner, more mineral driven flavor by speeding up the fermentation with additions of fresh pulque to the mash. This bottling is 100% Maguey Alto which cooks for eight days in with with Encino wood, milled in eucalyptus canoas, and fermented in tepetate (volcanic rock) pits. Distilled twice in filipino stills, bottled at 44.22%ABV. This is a bright, fresh mezcal with minimal smokiness; notes of fresh parsley, kiwi, watermelon, and a bit of saltiness on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $82.99

Neta Tomas Garcia Cruz Tobala Capon

This mezcal is bade from 100% caponed Tobala grown by Don  Tomás  García  Cruz  and  his  son, on steep, white rocky soils. It is rare to find cultivated Tobala, but this experiement by the Cruz family of planting from seed led to maturation of the plants in half the time it typically takes in the wild. The agave is cooked for four days in ovens with mesquite and oak then fermented in open wood vats before double-distilling in copper pot stills. Only 180L were made of this very special bottling. The nose is bright and high-toned with notes of lime zest, white button mushroom, and cardamom. On the palate this spirit is delicate and fresh with notes of artichoke, sweet smoke from the mesquite, and fresh cardamom pods. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • $232.99

Neta Miahuatlán Hermogenes Vasquez Mexicanito + Barril

Father and son team, Hermógenes and Jorge Vásquez, decided to work with lesser known varieties for the this bottling with equal parts wild-grown Barril and Mexicanito from the hillsides between the Central Valleys and Mixteca regions. Though typically harvest is done in late Spring/Summer when yields are higher, they decided to harvest in the cool and rainy Autumn which gives the agave a distinct herbaceous and floral quality. The agave is cooked in a conical earthen pit with mesquite for six days, fermented in Montezuma cypress tanks, then twice-distilled in copper pot still, bottled at 47.5%ABV. The slow cook with mesquite imparts lots of delicious sweet, roasted notes, mixed with cherry, dried lavender, and fresh herbs. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • $189.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

David Hill 2019 Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir

An incredible value from some of the oldest vines in the Willamette Valley! This vineyard (previously named the Charles Coury Vineyard) was actually first established as the Rueter family homestead in 1883, but because Prohibition the vines were ripped out and eventually replanted in 1965 from a handful of Alsatian and Burgundian vines. Today the estate, which sits on the northern border of Willamette at an elevation of 360-625ft elevation on Laurelwood soil, is organically and dry farmed amongst an array of beehives and cover crops. The fruit is separated by block/clone, blended together for the perfect balance and then aged for 11 months in 10% new French oak. The 2019 estate Pinot Noir is incredibly satisfying; sapid, luscious, blackberry bramble, dusty soil, soft herbs and just a kiss of sweet spices. Yum! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Division 2020 Columbia Valley L'Avoiron Rosé of Gamay Noir

Gamay finds an excellent home in the basalt soils of the Columbia Valley! The winemakers at Division farm  a six-acre block on the Car-Ousel Vineyard which they are now transitioning to organics. After a year of terrible fires, which thankfully spared the Car-Ousel Vineyard, but led to a 40% lower yield, what fruit was left, was of excellent quality. The grapes are picked early for a more "white-wine style" freshness, which was thankfully just in time to beat an uncommonly early bout of frost. The fruit was destemmed, fermented in a combination of steel tanks and a few older barrels, then racked and aged for a few months before bottling.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Hope Well 2019 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

Wow. This wine really bowled us over when we had the chance to sample it. I wrote "like taking a walk through a redwood forest in fall" (a stark departure from my typically more straightforward lists of tasting notes). It is Mimi Casteel's incredible dedication to 'regenerative agriculture' that makes this wine from the  Willamette Valley so special and sought-after. Her farming practices go beyond organics and work to actively restore the health of the soil and the land surrounding the vineyard, creating a living, breathing ecosystem. She believes, and I can't help but agree, that this unlocks more flavor and complexity in the grapes because more nutrients and biodiversity is available to the vines. Positioned along an east-facing slope of the Eola-Amity Hills, the Hope Well vineyard experiences an intense diurnal shift that helps maintain freshness even in this warmer vintage. The 2019 vintage was 100% destemmed, aged in 10% new oak, though we could have sworn that stems were included due to the intense aromas of forest floor and tree bark, a testament to the expressiveness of this vineyard. Gentle, but present tannins reign in bright acidity, a fantastic balance of power and elegance that leads me to believe this will age for a decade or more. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matthiasson 2019 Napa Valley Schioppettino

What a rare and surprising treat! This bottling from one of our favorite winegrowers, Steve Matthiasson, is 100% Schioppettino, a variety originally from Friuli and a distant relative of Syrah and Pinot Noir, grafted to Merlot vines in 2008 in their home vineyard (one of the only plantings of the grape in California). The fruit was completely destemmed, fermented in open-top containers, and then aged for almost a year in neutral barrels. The nose is 'intoxicating', with deep, earthy notes of soil, flint, cardemom, and rosemary layered over bright raspberry and black cherry. A beautiful, age-worthy wine worth stocking up on, if only they had more than two rows of this planted! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

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
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Wind Gap 2013 Sonoma Coast Sun Chase Pinot Noir

This is Pax Mahle's second vintage from Sun Chase, a young vineyard in the south of the Sonoma Coast AVA, where the Petaluma Wind Gap meets Sonoma Mountain (close to Gap's Crown and Black Knight vineyards, which fans of Wind Gap know well). Heady floral and rich herbal aromas intertwine with deep, shimmering red berry fruit, citrus oils, spicy tobacco, leathery earth, taut tannins, and wonderful length. A gorgeous wine, perfect for Pinot Noir lovers who switch between Burgundy and California frequently enough to know that the line is blurred! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

United States White

Banyan 2019 Monterey County Gewürztraminer

This is a Gewürztraminer that might just change a few hearts and minds about the grape. In the wrong hands, Gewürztraminer can become cloying and overpowering with the scent of Grandma's potpourri, but this wine from Kenny Likitprakong shows some serious restraint. Sourced entirely from the Rancho Llegado vineyard in Monterey County, the frequent cool winds of the area maintain the much needed acidity to balance this wine. Banyan was designed by Kenny and his father with their Thai heritage in mind, and as such this Gewürztraminer is the perfect pairing for South-east Asian cuisine or anything with a bit of spice to it. Though it is fermented nearly dry, it maintains a softness with notes of ripe nectarine, a touch of tropical fruit, sage, and bright, fresh gardenia blossoms. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Division 2020 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc "L'Isle Verte"

We are always excited when this beautiful Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc comes back in stock! The 'L'Isle Verte" comes from 45+ year old, own-rooted vines on the Willard Farms which sits on a fascinating mix of volcanic and basalt bedrock with quartz, lime silica, and glacial sedimentary topsoil which give the wine beautiful minerality.Notes of dried yellow flowers, potting soil, fresh thyme, fleur de sel, apricot, and dried hay. The acidity is bright but not bracing, a really beautiful Chenin! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • 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
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

J. Brix 2020 Santa Barbara County Kick on Ranch Vnyd 'Cobolorum Pet'Nat

This pet-nat was billed to me as "lemonade for adults" and I think that descriptor is spot on. This wine is perfectly refreshing, bright, lemony, and bone-dry. 100% Riesling from the Kick on Ranch in Los Alamos planted on ancient beach & diatomaceous earth, chert, and limestone give the the fruit plenty of mineral character. The wine is bottled before fermentation is complete and then left unfined, unfiltered, and undisgorged giving it a beautfiul hazy yellow color in the glass. A great no-sulfur pet-nat to fight the scorching hot days of summer. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vodka

Helix Vodka 80 Proof 750ml

Distilled in France from winter wheat, then shipped to Iceland and proofed down with Icelandic water, Helix is a classic light-bodied and crisp vodka perfect for mixing in cocktails. With faint notes of citrus and a smooth finish.

  • vodka
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Whisky

Coppersea Hudson Valley Bourbon Whisky

A true Bourbon of New York, all of the ingredients from the grains to the barrels used come from the Hudson Valley, with much of their grains being grown on their own 75-acre organic farm. From here they malt in house, use only indigenous yeasts by employing open-top fermenters, and then distill directly over flame which creates a richer mouthfeel, and barrel at a proof of 105 to allow them use only a small amount of water when proofing for bottling. The mash bill for the Excelsior Bourbon is 60% Corn, 30% Rye, and 10% malted barley, bottled at 96 proof creating a well balanced, flavorful, and unique spirit. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bourbon
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Deadwood Straight Bourbon 1L

A solid choice for your home bar and cocktail creations! Deadwood Bourbon is produced from distiller Dave Schmier of the Redemption spirits. It is distilled in Indiana from a mash bill of 71% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley, aged for a minimum of two years, then bottled at 40.5% ABV. A great value for your everyday sipper and approachable for all whiskey lovers.

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