• 18 in stock
  • $28.99

  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

Alsace

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

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
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • 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
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2018 Vin d'Alsace Pinot Noir "F" (Frankstein)

Though the fruit for this bottling all comes from the Grand Cru Frankstein vineyard, Pinot Noir does not have Grand Cru status in Frankstein (only white varieties are awarded Grand Cru Frankstein status), hence the name "F," for Frankstein. This is elegant, and red fruited, like a classic Burgundian Pinot, but also shows some peppery, darker fruit more reminiscent of a regional Alsace expression. Grapes see about 2 weeks of maceration, with occasional delicate pouring of a few liters on the cap to avoid oxidation, otherwise, very little extraction. The wine, is however very present on the mid-palate, and though approachable now, should be really enjoyable in the next 1-3 years.  

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2018 Vin d'Alsace Granit

This is a field blend that was made to show the character of the soil in Dambach. Florian and Mathilde selected three vineyards that produced what they call the most "salivant" wines (salivant roughly translates to mouth-watering). This quality is common with wines that come from granite terroir, hence the name of this cuvée. The area around Dambach-la-Ville is known for a high percentage of granitic soils, so this is very much a Dambach wine. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Riesling, it has a faint pink hue, and a fascinating saline/mineral quality. No SO2 added.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2019 Alsace Grand Cru Frankstein Riesling

This is a memorable Riesling from two parcels in the Grand Cru of Frankstein, which rests above the town of Dambach-la-Ville on a fault of granite. Frauenberg is a parcel that gives small berries that Florian and Mathilde find to have great concentration and intense acidity. This is blended with fruit from the Pflanzer parcel, which has less intensity and provides more delicate character to the blend. Quite reductive on the nose upon opening, but given time, something ethereal and quite enjoyable emerges. The first bottle I opened stateside was forgotten in my fridge for about a week, and I was greatly impressed with how lovely it was 7 days after opening! Definitely a young wine, but a very pure and age-worthy wine nonetheless. Guaranteed there's enough acidity and mineral sharpness from the granitic soils for this natural wine to age gracefully without fear of bacterial issues developing.    -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2019 Vin d'Alsace Gewurztraminer "Bungertal"

A lovely little dry Gewurztraminer from Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg. Floral and crisp, textbook Gewurz.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2019 Vin d'Alsace Riesling Dambach

This is another tasty white from the Beck-Hartwegs. The Dambach-la-Ville Riesling is comprised of fruit from several eastern-facing parcels on granitic soils. Since the sites have the same soil-type and same exposition, Florian and Mathilde blend them to provide a snapshot of the Dambach terroir expression. There is a very straight and salty acidity here that differs greatly from the Riesling blend (from a combination of soil types). It's fresh, floral, and structured (not tannins, just a type of mineral structure from the granite), with lovely texture in the mid-palate.    -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

Brand, Charles & Philippe NV Alsace La Chimère Blanc

La Chimère is a solera of Riesling, from the Kefferberg vineyard, a clay and limestone site. No SO2 added. Aging has been for over 3 years. Light press of whole clusters, with fermentation and aging in foudre. We love this wine for the fresh, crispy palate, and its herbaceous character. Philippe's website advises that one can aerate the wine by opening it 2 hours before drinking, in order to liberate the aromas. Pairs well with appetizers, salty dishes, poultry and seafood.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2000 Alsace Grand Cru Riesling Vorbourg VT

This should be outstanding. Here we have a 2000 vintage, late-harvest Riesling from the Vorbourg vineyard. Residual sugar is at 29g/l, akin to an off-dry Vouvray in sugar level. -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 4 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Frick 2018 Alsace Pinot Gris Maceration

Though it seems like a relatively new category, it turns out winemakers in Alsace have been making skin contact wines for some time. The first may have been Bannwarth, who experimented with qvevri (georgian clay anforae). Then, along with the Fricks, JP Rietsch, Patrick Meyer, and Bruno Scheuller. This is Pinot Gris with 10 days of skin contact and no sulfites added. The color is a deep auburn/ruby in the glass, almost reminiscent of a light red. On the palate, it's balanced and clean, with faint tannin, peach fuzz, and subtle red fruit.  -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2018 Alsace Riesling Maceration "Carriere"

This lovely skin contact of Riesling hails from the Carriere vineyard.The wine matured on its fine lees for 9 months in old foudre before bottling. Zero added SO2. The wine shows a golden color with orange highlights and intense aromas of yuzu, lemon mint and mandarine. The palate is dry, vibrant and persistent, with a nice touch of tannin and flavors of citrus zest and a long very mineral finish. Serve with full-flavored fish dishes, fish choucroute, white meats in sauce.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

Australia

Chalmers Family 2020 Heathcote Montevecchio Bianco White Blen

Chalmers is a 2nd generation winery, located in Heathcote, Australia, which originally was a vineyard nursery. Montevecchio Bianco is their homage to Italy, named after the vilalge in Sardinia. A blend of white grapes from an area in Heathcote that is speckled with volcanic intrusions and iron rich clay and limestone soils. The blend, in order of percentages, is Vermentino, Pecorino, Ribolla Gialla, Falanghina, Moscato Giallo, and Fiano. Hand harvested, whole cluster, and co-fermented, then aged 6 months on the lees in stainless steel. Dry and balanced, with a touch of structure. An impressive rendition of a classy Italian white. -EL

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Seppeltsfield 2018 Barossa Shiraz

Founded in 1851 as an estate for fortified wine, the Seppeltsfield estate was refurbished in 2000, including the entire 1888 gravity cellar. There is no need for inputs in the vineyard here, as the area is quite dry and arid. This Shiraz, from their "Village Series," has good ripeness and nice tannins. The fruit is destemmed and the wine ages in stainless and used oak. A classic Australia Shiraz.  -EL

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $37.99

Austria

Ehmoser, Josef 2020 Wagram Vom Gelben Loss

The Wagram is a region known for its deep loess soils that can go to a depth of twenty meters before hitting marine sediment. Grown in deep golden loess soil (gelben can be translated as ‘golden’ or yellow), the grapes are gently pressed with a slow fermentation. Riesling grown in a loess soil gives a rounder and fruitier wine compared to Riesling grown in the Wachau. The Ehmoser 2020 Riesling is a pristine example of this juicier style. Aromas of white flowers, cut grass, wet stones and lemon waft from the glass. Spritzy lemon drops with a hint of sweetness tickle the palate enveloped in a soft, round finish. An excellent pairing for Thai food.Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Familie Bauer 2020 Alte Reben Barig (skin contact)

Barig is a blend of Gruner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, with a short period of skin contact, yielding a tasty and very fresh, zippy wine. A great introduction to the world of skin contact wines, and certainly just an introduction, as the profile is still very close to that of a refreshing white wine. Drink with a chill on a warm day!  

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

Moric 2019 Burgenland Blaufränkisch

While the first officially documented appearance of Blaufränkisch did not occur until 1862 when the grape was included in a viticultural exposition in Vienna, it is likely that the grape is much older and has perhaps been around as long as the Middle Ages under a variety of Fränkisch synonyms. During the Middle Ages, the wine from this region was highly praised, and grapes that were thought to be capable of producing superior wines were called Fränkisch to distinguish them from the less highly prized Hunnic grapes. Under it's youthful guise, the wine reveals a deep, inky purple robe. Although diplaying an earthy, mineral nose, the palate is redolent of dark currents with bright acidity, silky tannins, enveloped in a lush, full body with a profoundly timeles finish.  A wine with which to contemplate eternity and mortality while devouring roasted game meats or barbecue.  -GH

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ott, Bernhard 2020 Feuersbrunn Wagram Grüner Veltliner Am Berg

Bernard Ott is a fourth generation winegrower in the region of Wagram in lower Austria. His family has been cultivating vines and making wine since 1889. When he took over from his father in 1995, he began to improve the family estate by converting to biodynamics and making positive changes in the cellar as well. Ott is considered an icon in the world of Austrian wines and is a major figure in the world of biodynamic winemaking.

Am Berg is made from organic Gruner Veltliner grapes grown in loess soil.  The grapes are sourced from younger estate vines and purchased from growers in Feuersbrunn.  Natural fermentation in stainless steel, left on the fine lees until bottling in February.

A delightfully zesty rendition, full of lip smacking minerality and salinity with a faint spritz, leading to notes of lemon curd, green apple and white pepper with a concentrated, long finish.  Bring on the Thai food!

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Rosi Schuster 2018 Burgenland St. Laurent Classic St Margarethen

The old adage of the iron fist in a velvet glove applies here. Organically farmed, this Sankt Laurent was fermented with native yeasts and spent one year in used 500 Liter Stockinger barrels. Presenting a dark ruby/purple robe, she comes across as opulent and velvety. A heady nose of iron rich minerals and dusty blackberries with a hint of herbaceousness waft from the glass. The palate bursts with earthy yet fresh mineral-rich notes of cherry and red berries. Silky tannins, delicate spice and a lovely long finish are signature characteristics. Very bright acidity is tempered by it's velvety mouthfeel and body. A true class act.  -GH

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

Straka 2019 Burgenland, Austria Welschriesling/Chardonnay/Sauvignon

It's Riesling...but not quite...that's right, it's Welschriesling from the southeastern border with Hungary. Welschriesling is an eastern European clone found in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia. The aromatic profile most often calls upon flavors of young fruit and flowers. Elderberry, chamomile, green apple and vineyard peach are common aromatic descriptors. The most ambitious wines have been known to contain the heady smell of quince with vivid minerality. Straka's wine hails from Rechnitz, which sits 360 m above sea level on the slopes of the Geschriebenstein, the highest mountain in the Burgenland. The vineyards climb as high as 500m and are known for their unique geological soils -- a combination of crystalline schist and magmatic deposits that can only be found in 3 other places in the world. It is a very windy and dry area which cools off considerably at night. This results in very few pests, no need for herbicide or any other treatments and crisp clear mineral-driven wines with good acidity and fruit with notes of lemon, salt and green apple. Minerality coupled with high acidity lead to a savory finish. Seemingly innocuous but insidiously layered.  -GH

  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

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
  • 16 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

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
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Cartier 2016 Saint-Emilion

The second label to Chateau Fonroque, this Merlot-based red comes from limestone/clay soils in St. Emilion. Vines average 35 years of age and fruit is harvested by hand. The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $37.99

  • 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
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Clos Puy Arnaud 2014 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

This wine is from the limestone plateau of near the village Belves-de-Castillon. It is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, from vines averaging 30 years old. Fermented naturally in wood and cement. Aged in barrel, with 10% being new wood, for 8 months before going into cement vats for 5 more months. Clos Puy Arnaud is owned by Theirry Valette, who brought the estate into both organic and biodynamic certification. The wine is beautiful, and really shows itself 3 or so hours after opening. The nose is dense and heady, full of ripe  dark flowers, crushed cherries, with a savory waft of dried fruits like raisins and dates. The palate has a spark of firm black plum and graphite. A  broad and warming body with tannin on all corners of the mouth refreshed by straight, balanced acidity. Delicious! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Bordeaux White

Champ des Treilles 2019 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Vin Passion Blanc

This is a unique example of Bordeaux Blanc from one of the first organic and biodynamic properties in the region, located in the lesser-known Sainte-Foy. Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme started to replant these vineyards in 1998 using as little intervention as possible, avoiding pesticides, green harvesting, even tractor plowing, and using neutral oak for aging to allow each vintage to speak for itself. Grown on clay and limestone soils, the Vin de Passion displays a beautiful balance of texture, minerality, and ripe fruits. The blend is 1/3rd Sauvignon Blanc, 1/3rd Semillon, and 1/3rd Muscadelle, which gives the wine a richer mouthfeel and more floral aroma than a typical Bordeaux Blanc. The fruit is fermented in steel and cement, rests on the lees for one month, and continues to age for five months before being lightly filtered and bottled. Notes of fresh linen, wild flowers and lemon oil on the nose upon opening, but after some time in the glass a bit of nuttiness and marzipan is revealed. On the palate is juicy lemon,  green pear, fleur de sel, and smooth river rocks. For the price, this is an over-performing, beautiful wine that will pair with a wide variety of lighter fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Dudognon 10 Year Old Cognac Grande Champagne 'Reserve'

The Dudognon Reserve is one of the best values in Cognac. Made without additives or coloring, it's a pale gold color with subtle citrus and white fruit aromas. The palate is clean and long with tea, earth, citrus and spice. Far superior to the brand-name VS or VSOP blends and really worth trying. John Rankin

  • Cognac
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac Ténarèze Ugni Blanc

This Armagnac shows a vibrant orange color with hints of caramel. Tastes mature, but even after 30 years in cask there is a grippy quality and some citrus-toned fruit. This is an excellent introduction to vintage Armagnac and a fabulous value.  John Rankin

  • Armagnac
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • brandy
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • eau-de-vie
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Burgundy White

Bonhomme, Andre 2019 Mâcon-Villages Vieilles Vignes

This is the kind of Mâcon wine I spend a lot of time chasing - not just impeccably farmed (the Bonhomme domaine is cerified organic), but crisp and transparent. This is a paramount bistro wine, the kind of inexpensive white Burgundy that should be on every wine list in Paris. It's all there - the crisp green apple and yellow pear notes, the  little touch of baking spice and the limestone freshness. The ripeness and energy of the 2019 vintage is on full display. So buy yourself some skate to cook in brown butter, finish it with some capers and a little frisee on the side and pop one of these open. It'll be almost like getting on a plane to France. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

Chandon de Briailles 2019 Corton Grand Cru Blanc (Sans Soufre Ajoute)

This has often been overlooked in the Chandon range, but only to the detriment of white Burgundy lovers everywhere. This is white wine made from parcels traditionally devoted to red, planted by Claude's mother at the beginning of the 1980s when there was a shortage of quality Pinot Noir vine material. The wine spreads across Corton-Bressandes, Chaumes, and Renardes. This has always been a favorite of mine. The wine ages beautifully but also drinks well young, as it sees no new oak, no stirring and ultimately feels fresh even in warmer vintages. This 2019, bottled with no sulfur, is incredible. It's brilliantly citrus-y, with great power and focus and quite giving now but will doubtless improve. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $229.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

Cruchandeau, Julien 2019 Bouzeron Aligoté Cuvee Massale

Julien Cruchandeau's stock is rising fast among Burgundy insiders. He has developed a reputation for thoughtful and careful work, in the vines and in the cellar, making wines that ultimately drink far above what one might expect from humble appellations.The vines are massale selections from the vineyards of Domaine de Villaine and average more than 60 years old.  He vinifies a small percentage in barrel and leaves the rest in tank.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • 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
  • 32 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Duplessis, Gérard 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Lillian Duplessis considers this site as having the greatest potential within his lineup of Premier Cru vineyards. Montmains sits on the left bank of the Seine River, running parallel to several other outstanding 1er Cru sites, including Forets, Butteaux and Vaillons (as well as the heavyweight village cru Les Pargues).

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaugiraut

Vaugiraut is on the left bank of the Serein, south of the village of Chablis and the Grand Cru vineyards above it on the right bank of the river. The south facing amphitheater is protected from winds and exposed to the warmth of the late afternoon sun, both of which assist in ripening. This bottling from Duplessis is unique among their Premier Crus in that it sees no oak: the elevage is entirely in stainless steel.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic

Famille Paquet 2020 Bourgogne Chardonnay

The Paquet family is based in the Maconnais. They have nearly thirty hectares across a dozen appellations, all farmed organically and on the way to certification. This is their entry-level Chardonnay and it is delightful, full of lime and green herbs, with clear mineral tones and good freshness. There is no oak influence at all and no funny business. This is just tasty Chardonnay grown in limestone soils, perfect as we emerge from the ice and snow into  Spring.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Frantz Chagnoleau 2020 Macon-Villages Clos Saint Pancras

Frantz Chagnoleau's wines are store favorites these days. The "Clos Saint Pancras" is a single parcel of vines averaging 30 years, in lightly chalky soils with a lot of small stones. This is juicy and bright, with lime, crisp white peach fruit and white flowers. The back end is distinctly stony and fresh. Aged in a combination of older barrels and tank, this shows no trace of oak. Really, this is so appealing and tasty - a classic bistro wine in the best sense. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Une Bulle

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

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

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
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $47.99

Morey, Pierre 2018 Bourgogne Blanc

The 2018 Pierre Morey Bourgogne Blanc, sourced from three parcels in Meursault, is a show-stopper of a wine. Upon opening, it shows lemon, a touch of creme brulee crust in the nose and an overall sense of richness that one would expect in a solar vintage such as this one. However, this is all held firmly in check by plenty of acidity and a sense of salty minerality that comes to dominate the wine. It is spilling over with chalk and cool stoniness, adding tension and focus as it sits in the glass. Everything else kind of fades away, leaving only you and the earth. This is magnificent for the level and will satisfy Burgundy cravings tonight or in five years if you are inclined to put a few bottles in the cellar.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $599.99

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $174.99

Champagne

Bérêche NV (Base 2018) Champagne Brut Réserve

35% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier from the 2018 vintage. Disgorged 12/20, 7g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Bourmault, Christian NV Base 14 Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre 1er

 A new-ish grower for Chambers Street Wines, Christian Bourmault from Avize works organically with some parcels certified. The Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre is 100% old vine Chardonnay from 2 lieux-dits in Cuis. Fermented in barrel, bottled with 3g/l dosage. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers (jonquil and lemon blossom) and chalk. The palate is nervy and stony on the attack with  ripe orchard fruit and citrus oil flavors and hint of creaminess before culminating on a driving chiseled finish. This has great flair and brio and should gain in nuance with a time in the cellar, provided one can keep their hands of their stash. Highly recommended.  John McIiwain

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Cazé-Thibault NV 18b Champagne Naturellement

100% Pinot Meunier from 6 parcels of certified organic vines in Châtillon and Vandières in the Valléede la Marne. Fermented in barrel with native yeasts, no malo unless it occurs naturally. bottled with 2.7 grams dosage.

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

  • Organic

Chartogne-Taillet 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Les Couarres

Comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Les Couarres is a lieu-dit in the center of Merfy with sandy clay soils over tufa. Per Alexandre Chartogne's website, this is the most humid of his parcels and prone to frost.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $279.99

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

Doquet, Pascal 2008 Champagne 1er Cru Vertus Coeur de Terroir

A selection of the oldest and best of Pascal's organically-farmed vines in Vertus. This rich, Chardonnay-based Champagne from Vertus displays the precision of the chalky soils and the rich broadness of the clay. Long lees-aging and the terroir result in broad, elegantly textured wines with a deep, earthy undercurrent.  (Pre-arrival, wine arrives 7/23.)

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

  • Organic

Feneuil, Emilien 2016 Champagne Chamery 1er Cru Les Basses Croix

Comprised of 100% Chardonnay from Les Basses Croix & Les Gillis (Sermiers and Ecueil). The vines are between 36 to 40 years old, growing in sandy clay over limestone soils, with more chalk in Ecueil. Spontaneous fermentation in barrel with long lees aging, bottled unfiltered and unfined. 

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition 375 ml

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $259.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Oudiette x Filles NV 17base Champagne Uni Terre Blanc de Blancs

The 2017 base Uni Terre is the inaugural release from Oudiette x Filles. 100% Chardonnay from a pair of lieux-dits in Beaunay in the Petis Coteaux du Morin, located southwest of Épernay. The soils are comprised of clay and silts over chalk and sandy clay. The vins clairs are fermented with indigenous yeasts half in oak, half in tank. The wines are aged for 36 months before disgorgement and bottled with 2 grams dosage. The 2017 edition offers aromas of lemon oil, lemon curd, and ginger. The expansive palate combines overt citrus and orchard fruit flavors, a deeply mineral core, and suave, supple richness with a broad, chalky, delicious finish. This has the stuffing to age effortlessly. A convincing first release from Oudiette! John McIlwain (Pre-arrival. Wine arrives 9/29.)

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru Le Village Blanc de Blancs

Le Village is 100% Chardonnay planted in 1986, located mid-slope in clay-limestone soils. Farmed organically, with light tilling in the Spring and mowing on the the cover crops in the summer. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in barrel with 10 months on the lees and bottled with low sulfur. Disgorged 02/2020.Thomas Perseval is one of my favorite of the new generation of Champenois. Soft-spoken and humble, he recognizes the way to the most interesting Champagne is thru conscientious farming. In a bit of shallow comparison on my part, the wines are nuanced and subtle, but quietly confident like the grower. 2015 is a difficult vintage and and a number of the wines can display a hard edge and asperity—cranky in layman’s terms—but Perseval’s are perhaps more accurately described as just a touch backwards. On opening Le Village is a bit sullen, showing more herbaceous that fruity, though that disappears with a quick decant. The nose offers pretty aromas of apple blossom, white peach fuzz, and a bit of lemon pith. The palate is coiled and initially inscrutable with stone and stone and green tea notes dominating,  but with air things become more textured and focused. Sure, there are subtle notes orchard fruit, apple skin and Meyer lemon oil, but there’s also a lovely pure ripeness that carries from attack to finish that lends charm and grace to the otherwise deeply mineral proceedings. There’s nascent complexity already on display (after the decant) and the first glass effortlessly begets a second pour. This makes for a nervy aperitif, but showed better still with a snow day cabbage and farro soup. And while quite lovely now, I suspect 3-5 years of post disgorgement aging will allow the elements to knit and for this to be a special bottle. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas NV 15b Chamery 1er cru Le Hazat 1.5L

100% Pinot Noir from sandy loam soils with grass between the vines. Fermented with native yeasts in enamel tanks.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $219.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $219.99

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
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • Organic

Vilmart & Cie. NV Champagne Brut 1er cru Cuvée Rubis Rosé (17 Base)

90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, with 15% Pinot Noir vin rouge. Aged for 10 months in foudre. No malolactic fermentation. Base 2017 with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. Rubis has a dark salmon robe and fine bead. The nose offers aromas of peach skin, wild strawberry, and blood orange oil. The palate is sinuous and nervy (relative to Vilmart’s ample house  style) with wild strawberry, crushed herbs, and a creamy orange curd note on a long mouthwatering, juicy finish. There’s a pebbly mineral core beneath the ripe red fruit and great detail and coolness overall and this should age smartly for the next decade. This has fine verve and snap and each sip beckons for another. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Beaune

Chandon de Briailles 2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru

The vines here are on average forty years old in red clay soils over rocky sub-soil. This was a true Grand Cru on the day we tasted and a great and quite open young Corton. The aromatics were soaring, with strawberry, lots of red flowers and a lovely dustiness to it. All of these were in full evidence on the palate too, accented with cocoa nib and with a lovely full mouthfeel. A great wine tomorrow and for years to come. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $234.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2019 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières

From 50-year-old vines located mid-slop where the shallow soils overlay flat limestone rocks, giving way to clay sub-soils. Just a touch of reduction in the nose but giving way to round juicy cherry and roses, with a lovely quenching quality and very stony. 100% whole bunch here but doesn't betray  it. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $174.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $599.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

Germany

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

Fricke, Eva 2020 Rheingau Riesling Trocken

The Eva Fricke 2020 Rheingau Riesling Trocken has a pale green pale yellow robe. Bottled under screw cap, this shows some reduction and a hint of spritz upon opening, which blows off to reveal aromas pretty aromas of lime skin, white flowers, and stone on the nose. Flavors of grapefruit peel, apple, and salt on the palate with racing acidity and ripeness following. Good depth and incisive stoniness on medium length finish. Harmonious and energetic. Very good.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 29 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

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
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Loewen, Carl 2020 Longuicher Maximin Herrenberg Riesling 1896 Alte Reben 1L

The Longuicher Maximin Herrenberg Riesling Trocken Alte Reben is comprised of ungrafted vines dating from 1896 planted in red Devonian slate. Farming is organic and fermentations are in fuder with indigenous yeasts.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

Wasenhaus 2019 Baden Weissburgunder

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Wasenhaus 2020 Baden Gutedel

From 30 year-old biodynamically farmed vines. 50% direct pressed into barrel, 50% of the grapes fermented on the skins.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Weiser-Künstler 2020 Mosel Riesling Trarbacher Schlossberg Kabinett

Pale green/yellow robe. A bit on dissolved CO2. Touch of reduction (more than sponti), but a brisk decant and this blows off. The nose offers cool toned aromas of lime zest, lemon blossom, cool herbs—is that fennel?— and sea spray. The palate shows a bit of the ripeness of the vintage, not screaming with acidity, but a bit of dry extract that takes a minute (or 20) to settle in before a punchy mineral/salty core reveals itself. On the palate there’s plenty of white fruit and a faint nectar-ish sweetness, but there’s a sapid bitterness that Champagne grower Olivier Horiot terms mineral expression in Riceys, rather than acidity, which seems apt in the the glass. And while this doesn’t display leanness of cooler vintages, it comes off as “complete.” If one were to insist upon a vintage comparison in recent-ish memory, 2005 comes to mind. It was a year that didn’t struggle for ripeness, but seemed a bit fleshy relative to the tangy 2004s. That said, anyone who has opened a 2005 recently, can probably affirm there is beautiful balance between ripeness and terroir expression on the wines currently and I can’t imagine they’re looking to unload any bottles they’re holding. There’s real depth here and this is deeply satisfying with a salad of smoked salmon and cucumbers with an herb mustard crème fraîche dressing. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Gin

Progressive Hebridean Distillers (Bruichladdich) The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 750ml

Perhaps better known for their single malt Scotch whisky, the Bruichladdich Distillery also creates this expressive and somewhat atypical gin in their small corner of Islay. Master Distiller Jim McEwen works with his old Lomond pot still lovingly known as “Ugly Betty” and a recipe comprised of 9 classic gin ingredients (juniper, coriander seed, orris root, cassia bark, etc.) as well as 22 locally foraged botanicals giving this gin a unique and compelling character. The nose is powerful with luscious aromas of grapefruit peel, green apple, mint, wildflower honey, tropical fruit, anise, and coriander. On the palate it is rich and silky smooth with herbal and citrus notes that carry through onto the finish. This is a truly distinct spirit, and would do well in many interpretations of classic cocktails or sipped neat. Tim Gagnon

  • gin
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Italy Piedmont

Azienda Agricola 499 2018 Coste Dei Fre Langhe Freisa

The 499 Friesa is one of the softest examples of this grape that I’ve ever tasted. In the glass, it shows a dark ruby color. The nose is savory, with all the classic smells of Piedmont - earth, herbs, and fresh red fruits. There are wispy aromas of smoke and black pepper, clear signs of this rustic variety. The palate delivers rich and fruity flavors of red plum, warm cherry, and semi-bitter anise. Medium tannin and moderate acidity create blanketing structure.

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 113 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $85.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $85.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Trediberri 2019 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Most of the fruit from the Nebbiolo comes from La Morra, with some additions from the Roero and the Alta Langha. Fermentations in concrete last about 12 days, and the wine ages in concrete and steel. The 2019 has a lovely and lively pale color; the nose is earthy, even a little funky, backed-up with bright cherry, and cocoa. The palate is savory and quite suave – but with good cut, and very ripe and gentle tannin – altogether an elegant and very tasty Nebbiolo. Nicola has the last word: “This unoaked, fruity and drinkable nebbiolo is meant to be an easy (yet not trivial) wine to share with friends during a nice and funny chat. Drink it slightly cold, maybe while sharing a platter of mixed charcuterie or with some lovely tajarin al ragù.” Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $84.99

I Fabbri 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese, 13.5° alcohol, vinified in concrete and aged in old wood ranging from tonneau to 30HL botte. And wow! Very aromatic – delicately floral, bright fruit, stony. On the palate a lovely light texture and beautiful balance, again very stony, with sweet raspberry, thyme, olive, and slightly grainy tannins that add complexity. Very, very good, old school wine – I’m brought back to why I fell for Chianti in the first place. After a few days open still beautifully lifted and complex – my kind of wine. 111 points. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

Loire

  • rosé sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Baudry 2018 Chinon Les Grézeaux 1.5 L

One of the most pleasurable red wines of the Loire Valley, the Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux is from a unique parcel of old vines near the bottom of the slope in Sonnay (near Cravant-les-Coteaux) on a bed of gravel over a base of clay, sand and limestone. The grapes are harvested by hand of course and fermented with wild yeasts with zero SO2 added during vinification. Beginning in 2017, the wine ages in large cement vats by Nico Velo, which are slightly porous. Les Grézeaux always has an elegant silky texture and wonderful freshness, making it delicious as a young wine, combined with the ability to age beautifully for 20 years and more in good vintages. (Assembled wine tasted in January 2020) The 2018 is an astonishing wine showing a deep black/red color with slight reduction then bright  beautiful aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, violets and earth. The palate is silky and elegant with vibrant cassis and black raspberry fruit with a sensational finish of palate coating black fruits and minerals with perfect acidity and terrific length. In short a great vintage for Les Grézeaux that will drink beautifully at any point in its 20 - 25 year evolution. Chris Kissack, one of the leading writers on all things Loire, sums it up nicely: "This is a truly stunning Les Grézeaux, surely the best I have ever tasted. Great potential here, and a must-have for fans of Chinon and this domaine." I will be putting a case or two in my crawl-space, while making sure there is room for the 2018 Baudry "Domaine," "Le Clos Guillot," and "La Croix Boissée."  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Touraine KO In Cot We Trust

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme's "In Cot We Trust" is one of the most vibrant, fascinating and delicious Malbecs of the Loire! From  a single parcel called "les Automnes" with 45 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, 2 week whole-cluster maceration, fermentation and aging for 18 months in 500L demi-muids, zero added SO2. 2019 is another great vintage for this soulful wine! (Please decant or open a few hours in advance) The wine shows an opaque dark red color and complex aromas of ripe blackberry and plum, violet, earth, roast meat, citrus peel and mint, very changeable and bright. The palate is fresh and bright with cool acidity under dense stony black fruits, plum skin and lighter berry fruits, menthol and stone that linger in the long finish. Fascinating now, this should be very interesting in 5 to 10 years. Highly recommended for lovers of natural wine, serve cool.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Tesniere Blanc (Menu Pineau)

Menu Pineau, also known as "Arbois" is described in Wine Grapes  (J. Robinson et al.) as "an old variety from the Val de Loire named after its similarity to Gros Pineau (Chenin Blanc)...although it has nothing to do with the village called Arbois in the Franche-Comté." It is an offspring of Gouais Blanc, along with many other European grapes, and is "a little more rustic, but less acid than Chenin Blanc," according to Thierry Puzelat. The 2019 La Tesnière Blanc by Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme is from organically-grown vines, 75% Menu Pineau and 25% Chenin Blanc. The wine shows a bright pale gold color and is slightly petillant when opened. Subtle aromas of grapefruit, dried pear and apple, dried herbs, stone and caramel. The palate is austere and stony, with firm acidity and flavors of hazelnut, citrus, baked apple, earth and brown spice. A really fascinating wine and a great pairing with sushi, grilled fish with fennel, lemon chicken, aged goat cheeses and much more. Highly recommended to lovers of unique natural wines.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Pierre-Olivier has made a simply delicious Touraine Sauvignon Blanc again in 2020 - it's a great value for everyday drinking, and it would be fun to put some away a few years as well! The wine shows a pale bronze color with aromas of ripe pear, lime flower, gingerbread and honeysuckle, really lovely. Dry but with lovely ripe pear and apple on the palate framed in firm acidity, with stone, saline mineral flavors and candied fruit in the finish. There's a lot of character in this inexpensive wine - enjoy by itself or with any fish, chicken or white meat dish, great with goat cheeses and Asian food, too.

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Maceration

Pierre-O Bonhomme's 2020 Sauvignon Maceration, from estate fruit, is macerated in vat and aged in barrel giving a wildly complex Sauvignon that's truly delicious. In the glass, the wine is a hazy lemon in color. The nose is smoky, showing pear, yellow apple, and bold grassy aromas. As the wine opens, scents  of orange peel, anise and bitter herbs develop. Flavors of orchard fruit and lemon lead the palate, with undertones of black tea and white pepper. A dose of healthy minerals add a great energy to the wine's mouthfeel, balanced by a touch of faint tannin and a zip of great acid. Wild but approachable, tons of flavor and great structure. Drink up!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

Christian Venier 2020 Cheverny "Le Clos des Carteries"

The cherubic Christian Venier is a cousin of the Puzelat brothers from Clos du Tue Boeuf, and like them, an early proponent of making wines the old fashioned way, without additives or manipulation.  His parcels are meticulously tended, and the wines of the Venier family always have a special vibrancy that I can only ascribe to the magic of the place (or maybe the wild yeast populations in the parcels or cellar). Clos de Carteries is primarily Gamay, from roughly 20 year old vines on clay and limestone with sand and silex. Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 20 days, followed by 6 months in tank. Violet and floral notes on the nose, great concentration, with subtle peppery notes, and a very graceful finish. It's drinking nicely now, but with the leathery structure that we observed, it should definitely age well too.    ~EL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Christian Venier 2020 Cheverny "Les Hauts de Madon" Rouge

The Hauts de Madon is a serious Cheverny Rouge, NOT for kicking back and taking lightly. 80% Pinot Noir/20% Gamay, with plenty of trademark Venier spice, almost referencing Languedoc aromatics of thyme and rosemary. The 2020 will surely benefit from some age, but the glass we had open for a day was really lovely and elegant after several hours of breathing. If drinking soon, we'd highly recommend decanting or at least opening the wine several hours in advance.  -EL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Complémen' Terre 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Champ Geffray (Tribute)

Marion Pescheux and Mau Landron began Complémen'terre in 2013, with help from Manu's father Jo Landron, putting together 7.5 hectare of vines in great sites. Farming is organic, of course, the wines go through the malo-lactic transformation and are bottled with minimal SO2. The 2019 "Champ Geffray" (labeled "Tribute" in France) is a beautiful example of the estates more "natural" style of Muscadet, coming from an unusual vineyard with sandstone soils and 50 year-old vines on a steep southwest facing hill above the river Sevre.  The wine shows a light gold/bronze color with intriguing aromas of dried pear and apricot, grapefruit peel, almond and stone with a bit of mint and spice. The palate is light and crystalline with citrus zest, white fruits, earthy spice and mineral flavors that continue in the finish with very firm acidity and terrific length. Beautiful wine - serve with a cevice of fluke, grilled fish, seared scallops...David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delrieu, Julien 2019 Vin de France Le Jeau Rouge

Julien Delrieu  has a touch for chenin for sure, but also for red. This blend of Grolleau and Cabernet Franc is a pure "gourmandise," which is not a common thing to say when you know the wine is made in Anjou Noir. But the combination of faluns (a mix of limestone and sandy soils full of seashells) and deep gravelly soil and clay don't bring the usual, rustic tannic structure the reds from the region can have, and even more when the organic farming and the care given to the vines make you think more about gardening than viticulture. This cuvée comes from two plots, the main one giving the name to the wine. Grapes are vinified in fiberglass tank, whole bunches for the grolleau, half for the cabernet, with very gentle pigeage, then bottled in the spring with a hint of sulfur. A very joyful wine, explosive with little red wild berries, fenugreek, peony, and a hint of pepper, the palate is just vibrant and delicious, very Loire-like, crunchy with no green whatsoever but a gentle herbal quality enhancing the fruit. A little chill will make it even better.  PL.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $14.99

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France "53" Cabernet Franc

From old vines of Cabernet Franc on schist, most planted in 1953, de-stemmed, short fermentation with no extraction. "53" shows a bright, deep red/purple color and the palate is supple, round and ripe with dense, earthy cassis and berry fruit and stone flavors backed by firm acidity. This needs aeration or a few years in the cellar, and there is nice freshness to the wine - the dark fruit will pair well with grilled meats and charcuterie. Serve cool.

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France Brise d'Aunis (Pineau D'Aunis)

We are big fans of Pineau D'Aunis, an ancient Loire grape varietal, for the light, earth-driven red wines it creates. This example from La Grange aux Belles is made organically, with low added sulfur. Semi-carbonic maceration for one week with destemmed grapes, and then aging for 6 months. On the nose is an array of savory dried leaves and white pepper, with plenty of juicy red forest fruits on the palate. Light and lithe, this is a return to a more ethereal and translucent expression, contrasting with the darker and more structured vintages preceding it. Pop it in the fridge for a half hour and enjoy!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France Moyens du Bord (Chenin Blanc)

Marc Houtin founded La Grange aux Belles near Anjou in 2004, having studied geology and worked at Château d’Yquem making Sauternes. He recruited viticulturist Julien Bresteau in 2006 and their first vintage was released in 2008. This is a beautifully expressive Chenin, mouthwatering, tangy apples and great minerality. Perfect with fish or poultry, or even an ashen goat cheese.

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

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

 Jo Landron's Fief du Breil is from a beautiful walled vineyard sloping towards the Sèvre, with clay, sand and quartz stones over a bedrock of orthogneiss. The vines average 40 to 50 years of age, the vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and gives very low yields. In the dense and well-strctured 2017 vintage the wine was aged 30 months sur-lie. This beautiful Muscadet needs aeration or decanting, then shows aromas of grapefruit skin, pear, lime-flower, candied citrus and almond. The palate is perfectly balanced and intensely mineral - showing ripe white fruits, almond, anise and stone flavors with firm acidity and pronounced flavors of stone and saline mineral. This is a bit more forward than the granite-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
  • 20 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 59 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Le Briseau 2018 Vin de France Patapon Rouge (9/22)

'Patapon' has a following of die-hard old-school natural wine fans, for good reason. For many of us, it was our introduction to Pineau D'Aunis, obviously along with Robinot, Tue-Bouef, Clos Roche Blanche, and Puzelat-Bonhomme offerings from the early 2000s (to name a few). This wine always has a medium bodied palate, a bit of a surprise for folks who think that Pineau D'Aunis is thin or juicy. Some are, but not the Patapon! Careful with the chill, as the wine becomes tight, tannic and neutral on the nose with too much of a chill. Best would be to serve this at cellar temp and let it warm up. A very lovely Pineau D'Aunis with deep, round spicy red fruits and hints of white pepper.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Le Briseau 2019 Vin de France Verre des Poetes

The Le Briseau 2019 "Verre des Poetes" from Nathalie Heredia, contains juice from over 100 year-old franc de pied vines. The color is a fairly light red/amber. The aromas are subtle and pretty with black raspberry, wild strawberry, cranberry, plum and violet. The palate is light but quite dense and dark, meaty and earthy with cherry skin and mineral flavors, with a chalky and slightly bitter finish. This will need years in the cellar or a very long decant - an intiguing wine of contemplation that will need time to reveal it's poetry. (Please note - there is no added preservative, consume on the day opened.)

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mosse 2019 Vin de France Le Rouchefer

The Mosse family is making superb natural wines in Anjou, and the 2019 Vin de France Rouchefer is a classic example. From a 1.6 ha parcel of 50 year-old massale selection vines in soils of clay and quartz over schistes, the wine is produced with minimal SO2 (total 20mg/l) and is aged in barrel. The  wine shows beautiful floral aromas of quince, pear, citrus, almond and stone. The palate is quite ripe, expressive and elegant without being heavy, and the lovely fruit is backed by firm acidity, herbal and mineral flavors, with terrific length  - a real Chenin of terroir that will accompany a wide range of seafood and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Serve cool, but not too cold, over the next ten to fifteen years.

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic

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, and finished dry (for Vouvray) in 2018, with a technically sec level of 8 grams RS and a very firm 4.7 grams acidity. 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
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.95

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Silex Noir

Our friends Francois and Julien Pinon produce sensational Vouvray at their estate in Vallée du Cousse and the 2018 Silex Noir is another superb example. From approximatley 40 year-old vines on soils of clay and flint over limestone in the vineyards of Terné and Batailleries. The wine shows beautiful aromas of white fruits, citrus, wildflowers earth and honey. Chalky white fruits, earth, lemon and stone on the palate with a creamy texture typical of 2018, with nice finishing acidity and mineral flavors. A bit of residual sugar brings out all the best in this lovely Chenin Blanc, delicious now - decant a few hours in advance if possible - or cellar 20 to 30 years. Serve with rillettes and rillons, fish in sauce, lobster, langoustines and scallops, chicken in cream sauce, too. (26 g/L RS, 4.1 g/L total acid.)

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2019 Anjou Les 3 Poiriers

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

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $19.99

Villemade 2010 Cour-Cheverny Les Acacias

Herve Villemade's 2010 Cour-Cheverny is 100% Romoratin grown in vineyards planted in 1964 and 1988 which is bottled after 2 years of aging in a 500L barrel."A wine with good aging potential" says Hervé and we couldn't agree more, having tasted examples from the 1950s at the Clos Roche Blanche. Truly an impressive, aged wine, and a fantastic example of aged, dry Cour-Cheverny. Notes of butterscotch and herbs. Beautiful, long creamy mid-palate, and a lovely slightly oxidative finish with minerals and fresh cut herb notes. Trying the 2010 and 2018 in one night is a memorable experience!  -

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Hervé 2019 Cheverny Les Ardilles

 Our friend Hervé Villemade made another gorgeous "Les Ardilles" in 2019. Made from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay grown on sandy  clay with silex over limestone in Cheverny with yields of about 25 hl/ha. There was a 20-day maceration with light extraction followed by aging in  old barrels, with no added SO2 during vinificaton. The wine is particularly ripe, elegant and intriquing in the excellent 2019 vintage. The nose is a bit closed, with deep, brambly black cherry/black raspberry fruit with earth and minerals, adding notes of citrus peel, spice and licorice with air. The palate is dense and elegant with deep, sapid black cherry and raspberry, chalky and full with velvety tannins and firm acidity. The finish is clean, elegant and long with beautiful sapid, ripe black fruits, minerals and citrus. Just a great natural wine. Decant if drinking now, best 2023 - 2030.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2018 Bourgogne Les Crays

Julien Guillot made beautiful wines in 2018 and this Pinot Noir is no exception, from 3 parces of very chalky soils in the Macon - showing lovey texture, complexity, finesse and freshness. The lovely aromas are of raspberry, blood orange, tart plum, brown spice, earth and tea, for starters. The palate is soft, silky and refreshing with black fruits mingled with earth, citrus, stone and tea with  plum and raspberry emerging in the finish. Any lover of natural wine should try this!  No added SO2, 100% delicious.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2015 Mâcon-Cruzille Manganite 1.5 L

Have a sensational "natural" Thanksgiving with this gorgeous zero-sulfur Gamay from the Clos des Vignes du Maynes!  Made from Gamay Petit Grains planted in 1953, grown on a limestone parcel high in magnesium, in the Clos des Vignes du Maynes in Cruzille, organic since 900 AD, now certified biodynamic. The energetic Julien Guillot vinifies his reds without sulfur or additives of any kind, producing complex, mineral, elegant wines that transcend their appellation.  The 2015s here are extraordinary, showing the elegance, purity and balance typical of the estate with the wonderful ripeness of the vintage. The wine shows gorgeous red and black fruit aromas with cranberry, earth, stone and musk and hints of mint, chocolate and spice. The palate is bright and intense with balckberry, citrus, stone and earthy flavors, that continue on the very long mineral finish. Always one of the greatest Gamays produced anywhere, the 2015 Manganite is a young wine that will benefit from decanting or five to fifteen years in the cellar. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. Europe

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Moric 2017 Transdanubia, Hungary Furmint/Riesling

Furmint is a Hungarian grape most notably known as the main grape for the infamous dessert wine Tokaji, but from the volcanic soils of Balaton it exudes more of a kick in the dry wines. She's not for the faint of heart. But if you like your ladies with an edge, check out this steely blonde. Powerful yet vulnerable. Loaded with volcanic minerality, the wine blasts you like a laser beam of wet stones, citrus, sea shells white hay and mountain flowers. Full bodied yet lean and taut. A perfect pairing with river or lake fish like the local carp as well as shellfish.  -GH

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

Misc. France

Domaine Courbet 2018 Cotes du Jura Les Rondos Chardonnay

Les Rondos is a small vineyard site (0.7 hectare) planted mid-slope with south-western exposure. Vine age is 34 years. The soil here is a mix of Jurassic clay and limestone. All fruit is hand harvested and pressed before being vilified in oak, with 10% being new. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. Although 100% Chardonnay, the smells of dried grass and spice one might expect from Savagnin exist with esquisite lightness in this wine.  Sliced pear, white pepper, smoke and almond skin add complexity to the nose. On the palate, orchard fruit creates a rich platform for salt and lemon peel, and the intense mineral drive brings on a finish that is grassy and herbaceous, culminating in a bitter snap. This is an amazing example of Jura white, and a great bottle for anyone new to the region. It really has it all! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Courbet 2018 Cotes du Jura Tradition (Savagnin & Chardonn

This bottle is 75% Chardonnay and 25% Savagnin. The grapes are vinified separately, and aren't married until one month prior to bottling. The Savagnin comes from calcareous-clay soils with grey marl, on slopes that are south and southwestern facing. The Chardonnay comes from chalky soils, on slopes of southwestern exposure. All fruit is hand harvested. The Savagnin is fermented in tank and aged sous voile for 8-15 months. The Chardonnay is topped up in oak barrels. As you might expect from this origin story, there is great complexity in this wine! Yellow cherry, green tea, smoke, brown sugar, and orange peel waft in layers from the glass. In between these more powerful smells, a floral aroma is a wonderful, soft constant. The palate has the tang of crisp green and yellow apples, with dashes of salt and lively fresh herbs. Healthy acidity is held firm within the wine's  semi-lush  fruit and it's whisper of tannin. Mouthwatering! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Ardoisieres 2020 Vin des Allobroges Silice Blanc

This is 100% Jacquere from 3 sites in the village of Apremont. Vine age is between 60 and 70 years. Wine is fermented with native yeasts, 1/3 in 2-3 year old barriques, and 2/3 in tank, with zero sulfur during vinification. Aged for 8 months before a light filtration and bottling. No sulfur at bottling. The 2020 Silice Blanc from Domaine des Ardoisières is a light, vibrant lemon color in the glass. On the nose, the wine shows lovely citrus and crisp apricot, along with soft grassy aromas and a dash of minerally smoke. The palate has a plumpness of fruit that is incredibly enticing, offering flavors of yellow cherries and plums, followed by a bounce of refreshing lemon zest that persists into the wine’s finish. A touch of tannin and great Alpine acidity give the wine engaging structure. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Ardoisieres 2020 Vin des Allobroges Silice Rouge

100% whole cluster Mondeuse from the village of Laissaud, near St. Pierre de Soucy. Fermented with native yeasts, 1/3 in 2-3 year old barriques, and 2/3 in tank. Wine is aged 8 months before bottling with minimal sulfur. Domaine des Ardoisières’ 2020 Silice Rouge has a dark red shade, with hints of lighter purple. The nose is woodsy but incredibly clean, filled with aromas of lean wild plums and cherries, with a hint of airy baking spice. On the palate, the wine has a lovely zip, with red currants and beach plums. After the flavors of fresh fruit, a long singular note of tender kirsch adds depth to the wine during a fantastic finish. A moderate structure of leveled tannin and good acid complete this knockout wine. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Lledoner Pelut

The rare and elusive Lledoner Pellut, considered an oddity of the Catalan countryside, due to the fuzzy skin, but in fact it's Grenache in a disguise. Genetically almost identical, there is a sense of earthy flavors and elegance.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Vinception (Grenache Noir)

The Mathouans "Vinception" is from 100% Grenache Noir grown on schistes, yields were 25 hl/ha in 2018. The grapes are fermented in large tronconic vats, lightly foot-pressed, then aged for 12 months in 500 liter barrels. The wine shows ripe red fruits with hints of chocolate and a round supple palate balanced with soft tannins.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2020 Vin de France Le Bon Le Brute et le Carignan

"Le Bon, le Brute et le Carignan," (an hommage to Sergio Leone!) is mostly Carignan from 60 year-old vines grown on granitic gneiss soils, with yields of only 15 hl/ha in 2018. Whole-cluster fermentation with a light crushing by foot in tronconic vats, aged 12 months in 400 liter barrels. The wine shows intense dark fruit aromas with notes of wild herbs and a full-bodied palate, well balanced between ripe fruits, acidity and soft tannins. Serve with meats in sauce, duck breast, grilled pork and lamb, full flavored cheeses.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Pierre Richard 2019 Cotes du Jura Poulsard

From the organically farmed (in conversion with Ecocert) vineyards of Domaine Pierre Richard in the Cotes du Jura, this wine is made from 100% estate grown Poulsard. Vine age ranges from 15 to 30 years, planted to clay/limestone soils. Located at 300 meters above sea level with Southwest exposure. Fruit is picked at the end of August and the beginning of September before heading to the cellar. Fermentation is done with ambient yeasts. A month and a half of maceration in stainless steel tanks. Aged 5 months in stainless before being bottled with zero added sulfur. This wine has such a gorgeous color in the glass, showing a clear hue of vibrant mahogany. The nose of this Poulsard is more fragrant and layered than the Trousseau, with a depth of salinity combined with the plush red fruits and healthy, dark roses. On the palate, the wine delivers plummy stone fruit, black cherry, and crushed dark stones. A fine weight on the palate, with medium tannin and medium acidity. A great wine, with supple texture and deep flavors lifted by lean minerality. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Dupasquier 2016 Roussette de Savoie Marestel (Altesse)

In the glass, the wine is a bright but full  lemon in color. The nose, as a great Altesse should show once it's developed some age, is full of fruits, herbs, and spice: green and dark teas, white and yellow flowers, mellow seagrass, and yellow apple. Hints of smoky flint and dashes of white and black pepper float above. As the glass opens, the nose becomes more savory, with dried apricots and cherries, cured lemon, dried honey and clove. Flavors bounce on the palate, with hints of matcha and apple, freshly cut green herbs and citrus peel. The finish here, which rides a structure of soft swish and medium acidity, begins with sweet dried pineapple and ends with a classic hint of butterscotch. Complex but lovely, this is a wine that any drinker, Savoie-nut or not, will truly appreciate. Another great example of Altesse with some age. This will continue to develop for a decade, though some would argue much, much longer. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

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
  • 5 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
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Pure M Malbec

The 2018 Pure M is a beautiful natural wine with zero added SO2, 100% Malbec from a small parcel in biodynamic farming on "Calcaires a Asteries" typical of the plateau of Saint-Emilion. Two year élevage in 1200 liter Taransaud foudre without fining, filtration or SO2, 1600 bottles produced.  The wine shows complex, pure, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and prune with hints of tobacco, spice and earth. The palate is silky and bright with ripe cassis, blackberry and blueberry fruit backed by refreshing acidity. Mineral and ripe berry fruit flavors linger in the long finish.  Serve this cool with any grilled meats, and it's balanced enough for veggies and lighter meat dishes as well. Just delicious and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Racine

Isabelle and Franck Pascal make this beautiful natural wine (formerly known as "Classik") from Cabernet and Merlot grown on their Biodynamic estate near Felines, in Bergerac. The wine is aged sur-lie 12 months in barrel, and is bottled without filtration or added sulfur. The color is a dark red/black; the wine shows bright, vivid aromas of ripe cassis and boysenberry liqueur with earth, musk, violet and graphite. The palate is lush, ripe and vibrant with blackberry, cassis, prune, chocolate, earth, stone and licorice lifted by firm, cool acidity that continues in the long, bright and sapid finish. Wow, delicious! Serve with grilled pork or beef, a daube Provençal, strong cheeses and charcuterie or cellar for 5 to 8 years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Le Temps des Cerises (Prufer) 2020 VDF Fou du Roi

"Fou du Roi" (The Jester) is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan from Axel Prufer's biodynamic vineyards planted high in the Black Mountains of L'Hérault. Axel moved to the Languedoc from East Germany in the late 90s to join the growing natural wine movement. He promotes biodiversity in his vines; and in the cellar he works only with indigenous yeasts and without any added sulfites. This wine is made using partial carbonic maceration for a fresh, early drinking style that is simply hedonistic when served with a slight chill. Effusive aromas of ripe strawberries, cocoa, and spiced plum leap from the glass. The body is medium on the palate this vintage (we like!), with plenty of boldness from the Grenache. A fantastic example of a natural wine, and after all those years, now a "classic."

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

 The Cuvée Aubigue Blanc from Les Fouques is made from 80% Rolle (Vermentino) with 10% Clairette and 10% Ugni Blanc. It's a delicious, full-flavored Provençal white with complex aromas of apple and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, candied citrus and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. A great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified biodynamic (Demeter), wild-yeast fermentation.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Granges Paquenesses 2017 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "La Pierre"

Hand harvested Savagnin from a lieu-dit called "La Pierre." Located in a cool site 400 meters above sea level and planted to clay, limestone and sandy marl soils. Vine age is 30 years old. This was fantastic over the course of 2 days, showing waxy creaminess, and a long, balanced mineral finish. An exceptional bottle of Savagnin, clearly exhibiting the density and length that Savagnin can attain, less expressive of the oxidative notes that can develop. A fine Ouillé Savagnin, and a perfect introduction to the fabulous whites from Loreline Labord.

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay "La Mamette"

"Mamette" is 100% Chardonnay from 30 year-old organic vines planted in clay and limestone soils in Pupillin. Incredibly mineral and beautifully textured, this is a complex wine at a fantastic value. If drinking now, allow some time for the aromas to open up and you will be rewarded with vibrant notes of lemon pith, salty Comté cheese, hazelnuts and stone. The body is rich with fresh flavors of ripe, yellow fruits, nectarine, and salt on the mid-palate. The finish is intensely mineral and gratifying. AB

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "les Fees Papillons"

Another great Savagnin from Les Granges Paquenesses' winemaker,  Loreline Laborde. The color here is a darker lemon. On the nose, aromas of lemon and chamomile mix with spicy black pepper and earl grey tea. Behind this are heartier smells of apricot, papaya, and dried grass. The palate is rich, with weighty flavors of herbs, grilled citrus, yellow and orange stone fruits, and smoke. The generous structure has a playful swish and bright acidity, creating a fantastic finish. The wine ends with an elegant bitterness, along with a final spark of salt. So much is going on in this bottle and it will surely develop well over the next few years. Drink now or hold! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Trousseau

From 60 year old vines planted to blue and gray marne, organically/biodynamically  tended by winemaker Loreline Laborde. This Trousseau is a clear dark cherry in the glass. On the nose, the wine begins with a touch of funk.  Woodsy aromas of blackberry and cherry, plus denser smells of iron and smoke, mingle with violets, blueberry, and mint. The palate is bold, with plums, cassis and fresh green herbs circling around a center of cool minerality. With a structure that tingles the tongue and gums, a healthy dose of acidity brings on a long finish. A final flavor of bitter cocoa ends each sip with a satisfying firmness. A great wine, with both earth and fruit - a classic style that Jura lovers will surely enjoy! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $41.99

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

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

Tissot, Stéphane 2018 Crémant du Jura Indigène

A serious Crémant made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, and Trousseau, all fermented with indigenous yeasts. Stéphane will always point out that he is the only one in the Jura who uses their Vin de Paille to spark the second fermentation (instead of the typical Champagne yeast). This is truly a special detail, and adds to the richness and complexity of the wine. He adds in the Vin de Paille in small amounts, daily, over 1-2 months, allowing complex flavors and textures to develop. Clearly, it's a time-consuming process, but Stéphane is very proud of the quality of the wine, and we're always in awe. With a little aeration, the nose shows honeysuckle, orange zest, and orchard fruit. The palate offers crisp minerality, flavors of tangy citrus, toasted nuts, dried honey, and sea salt on the long finish.  -AB

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Tissot, Stéphane NV Crémant du Jura (Non Dosé)

An abiding staff favorite from Stéphane Tissot's biodynamic estate in Arbois, this crémant is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% Poulsard and Trousseau. The interplay between the dry, mineral complexity and rich generosity make this an incredible Champagne-alternative. Opulent aromas of raw honey and baked red apple lead to flavors of tangy yellow fruit, crisp apple, toasted almond, and quince on the persistent finish. With this recent batch Stéphane elevates the quality of the wine with a portion aged in barrel. He tries to increase the barrel fermentation on the Cremant each year, and this batch sees 40% barrel fermentation. Unfiltered. 10mg SO2 total.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $11.99

Romeo del Castello 2018 Etna Rosso Allegracore

The Allegracore bottling from Romeo del Castello is 100% Nerello Mascalese from the younger part of their vineyard, planted in 2004. The wine is fermented in 5000L stainless vats for 20 days.  The wine ages for a year afterwards, also in stainless.  An elegant and approachable Etna Rosso, it has been a Chambers Street favorite since the 2009 vintage! The nose on the 2018 is a fresh bouquet of pitted, ripe dark cherries and plums and violets. Attractive green aromas balance the flowers and fruit with swaths of spring grass and ferns. The juicy palate is full of cherry, raspberry and plum - all bolstered by an enticing minerality of dark stones. The finish is long, ending the wine on notes of dried red fruits and herbs. As stated above, we always love this wine, but the 2018 is a knock-out. You'll want this bottle during summer meals outside. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Spirits

Casa Mariol NV Vermouth Negre

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

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

  • herb liqueur
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

Forthave Spirits Aperitivo 375ml

 The Forthave Red Aperitivo is a base of sugar cane distillate infused with 13 botanicals, and contains no artificial coloring.It has a beautiful deep ruby hue, and explodes on the nose with notes of orange, plums, chamomile, rose, grapefruit rind, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. The palate is viscous with a pleasant bitterness and balanced sweetness. Enjoy on the rocks with a dash of soda water, or in your favorite classic coktails. Makes a delicious Negroni. Oskar Kostecki

  • aperitif
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Forthave Spirits Coffee Liqueur Brown 375ml

This is the newest addition to the Forthave lineup, one of our favorite Brooklyn distilleries in collaboration with Cafe Integral. The "Brown" is an incredibly tasty coffee liqueur made from a single origin Pacamará coffee beans from Northern Nicaragua and raw turbinado sugar. Like all of their spirits, these guys are serious about the ingredients they use and never add anything artificial. The coffee beans are roasted, go through carbonic maceration to bring out those bright, fruity notes, and then cold brewed. This will make the most perfect espresso martini, but also, you're going to want to just drink it straight. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • liqueur
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

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

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Infantado 2013 Porto Vintage

The Quinta do Infantado 2013 Vintage is made with Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional/Tinta Roriz plus mixed-variety old vines. From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra Douro and Serra de Baixho) totaling seven and one-half hectares on poor schist soils—the vines are fifty years or older. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented exclusively in lagar; fermentation is stopped with seventy-seven-degree wine brandy. The wine is aged for two years in a variety of tonel and balseiro, which are tall wooden tanks from 3,000-60,000 liters with thick staves that slow down oxidation. It finished at a modest nineteen and one-half percent alcohol and seventy-two grams per liter of residual sugar and was bottled (and numbered) without fining or filtering in July 2015. In the glass, the wine shows a beautiful red/purple plum in color. The nose is full of fruity cassis and smoke, anise, fennel, and cherry. After a moment, you can detect a subtle aroma of sweet cocoa. The palate is generous, with bold flavors of plum and black cherry, plus a refreshing edge of bitter herb. Plump in structure, cut by a dash of medium acidity. A lovely dose of simple and elegant sweetness, as well. A long finish ends with an essence of dried cherries and espresso. This is a port for all drinkers - complex and tasty!

  • red fortified sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

Quinta do Infantado 2015 Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered

Quinta do Infantado’s LBVs are vintage ports that remain in barrel for four to six years before being bottled unfiltered. They are best consumed within 5-6 years after bottling. They show more savory qualities than a “normal” vintage port. This intense at first glance, with ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit and warm spices in the nose. There is plenty more of that blackberry on the palate, accented with cocoa nib and gentian root for complexity. There is remarkable acidity, in a way that I am often unaccustomed to in port. It is focused rather than cloying or sticky and quite light on its feet. These excellent values should be decanted before drinking.

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Portugal Table

Aphros 2019 Phaunus Palhete (Loureiro & Vinhao blend)

Palhete is the local name for a wine that is made in a farmer's style, by blending red and white grapes to create a low-alcohol wine to drink during the day. As founder Vasco Croft explains, there was no soda or beer back in medieval times, and water was not reliable, so the Palhete wines provided the only trustworthy hydration at the time. This particular blend is 80% Loureiro and 20% Vinhão. The 2019 is, in my opinion, the tastiest Palhete we've had since starting to carry the wine several vintages ago. The wine is very light in body, but with plenty of savory, crushed red berry character in the mid-palate. Drink with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa de Mouraz 2019 Dão Clarete

From our friends at Casa de Mouraz in the Dão, this is a bright and fleshy blend of red and white grapes. Alvarelhão with 10 days of maceration, Jaen and Trincadeira fermented together for 4 days, and so Fernão Pires as well! You can treat it like a dark rose, or a light red, and give it a chill.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Filipa Pato 2020 Bairrada Tinto 'Dinamico'

The name for this wine, Dnmc (or Dinamico), reflects the idea that expressions of the local Baga grape from different locations will produce a complex, and dynamic wine. It also could be seen as a nod to the biodynamic principles and treatments that Filipa Pato and William Wouters have introduced in their vineyards. They have been increasingly focused on organic and biodynamic viticulture as the years go by, much to our delight! 100% Baga, this medium-bodied red is fresh, and vibrant, with a touch of wild red fruit and dark berries, and subtle spice. Fermentation and aging is in tank with minimal extraction, but long maceration periods still provide good structure to the wine. Overall, it's a great introduction to the very enjoyable Baga grape, specifically here involving limestone terroir and the Atlantic influence of western Bairrada. -EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Filipa Pato NV Bairrada Brut Rose "3B" Sparkling

(Was $15.99) Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida 2019 O Clarete 'O Tinto Perfeito'

This is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with a small percentage of Malvasia. Mateus Nicolau de Almeida is involved in many winemaking projects, from the Trans-Douro Express wines, to collaborations with other winemakers in Portugal. This special bottling was made in a friendly style, with label carrying on the tradition from the beloved 'Perfect Red' that Chris Brockway (Broc Cellars) produced last yet. It is a Tinto Perfeito in its own right, medium-full bodied, with some grip but overall very accessible.

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Muxagat 2018 Douro Branco

A field blend of indigenous varieties: mostly Rabigato, with Arinto and Gouveio. From the upper Douro Valley (Douro Superior), the warmest and the driest Douro sub-region. Altitudes are 500-600 meters with schist soils. Practicing organic and biodynamic, hand harvested, fermentation with indigenous yeast only. Aged in used French oak barrels for 9 months on the lees. With a bright gold appearance, the nose shows aromas of ripe melon and pear, white flowers and wet stones. In the mouth the wine displays great volume and fresh acidity along with flavors of citrus, pear, melon, honey and slightly bitter almond. For lovers of ripe Chenin or white Rhônes. The lees and oak aging give the wine a round body and structure that would make it an excellent partner to light meats as well as richer seafood dishes. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Quinta da Costa do Pinhao 2016 Douro Vinho Branco

Quinta do Costa do Pinhão is an old winery in the Douro Valley now in its seventh generation, run by Miguel Morais, who took the estate into organic farming in the early 2000s. Miguel fell in love with his family's estate following a career as a Civil Engineer, and after returning to take over the winery, restarted use of the old cement lagars, brought in large old barrels, and took advantage of the gravity system that was already in place in the 19th century building. These wines benefit not just from the non-interventionist wine-making and organic farming, but also the guiding hand of Luis Seabra, famed Portuguese winemaker, and a friend of the Morais family. He has been helping with the winemaking here, and we're excited to be able to offer wines from this new project. The Branco has a bit of skin contact, with juice and skins together during fermentation in the open top lagars. There is a subtle amber hue, and its by no means tannic, but the inclusion of skins provides beautiful structure to the wine, playing nicely with the minerality from the famous schist terroir of the Douro Valley. A field blend, consisting of mostly Rabigato, Gouveio, and Viosinho. Aged in old barrels for one year, then an additional 9 months in stainless steel before bottling. A real treat!   -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Torres Vedras "Poco do Gado" Gouveio

Gouveio is a grape found mostly in the Dao and Alentejo in Portugal, and known as Godello in Spain. The 2017 was the first vintage we had at Chambers, and was surely a memorable wine, but the 2018 is even more impressive. Stone fruit and chiseled stones on the palate, with viscosity and a hint of Riesling-like petrol on the nose. It definitely will stand as one of the very best Gouveio/Godello wines we've ever tried.  -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Torres Vedras Branco

This is a white that is unmistakably influenced by the Atlantic, and the Lisboa region. Mostly Fernao Pires, with some Arinto as well. Both grapes give a salty and mineral character, which is on full display here. A perfect introduction to Pedro's wines, and a uniquely Portuguese white.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa Fossil Branco

Fernao Pires, Arinto, and 10-15% other regional grape varieties, from the Lisboa region. Medium weight, with a hint of rubber on the nose. Once it breathes, more of the salinity from the Fernao Pires and Arinto show up aromatically.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa Fossil Tinto

This is a blend of Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional, and Syrah. Very tasty, with dark, blackberry and blueberry fruit, and silky tannins.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha NV Torres Vedras Branco Especial

This is a special wine (not just because it's called "Especial!"), a solera that Pedro started in 2013 and has been adding to since then. A blend of mostly Arinto, Alvarinho, and Fernao Pires, with some skin contact. There's lovely structure in the mid-palate, with bright salinity, and slightly oxidative finish. A very cool wine.   -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

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

Rhone

Château de Manissy 2019 Côtes du Rhône "Oracle"

The very talented Florian André at Chateau de Manissy makes this delicious Côtes d Rhône from Grenache, Carignan and Counoise in organic/Biodynamic farming. "The wine shows a shiny dark red, purple tints; the bouquet charms thanks to its sunny curve of aroma that mixes dried herbs with blackcurrant fruit, all neatly presented. There’s a little smokiness. The fruit purity stands out on the palate, the blueberry fruit with notes of tar-tannin, licorice accompanying it as it runs with calm continuity. This is bang on the money Côtes red, a pleasure to drink with its keen clarity, the length in shape to allow red meats into the dining equation. The freshness contributed by the Counoise is very helpful." (DrinkRhone) This is a superb everyday red at a crazy price!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

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

Habrard, Laurent 2019 Crozes Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre

Presenting a vibrant and delicious Syrah with zero added SO2! The 2019 Habrard Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre -  In the glass, the wine shows a deep plum color, with clear violet edges. The nose is a mix of red berries and savory citrus peel, with a dose of healthy earth and salty, firm olives. On the palate, bright cherry fruit provides a platform for flavors of smoke, soy, and ginger, and lighter essences of black pepper and smoke. Medium tannin focused straight down the tongue and lovely acidity offer a refreshing mouthfeel. Really a superb Crozes-Hermitage for current drinking and over the next five years. (33% from Pont de l’Isère (southern zone, alluvial soils), 67% from Erôme, Gervans (northern zone, granite, loess, clay soils), Syrah from 1940s–late 1990s, 95-100% destemmed, 15-20 day vinification in wood vats, no SO2, daily foot punching of the cap, aged in concrete vat, and old barrels, unfined, filtered.)

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Pierre Andre 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Magnum

We consider Domaine Pierre André to be one of the greatest estates in Châteuneuf-du-Pape. Organic since 1980 (one of the first in the AOC) and Biodynamic since 1992. The red is 90% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscadin and Picpoul. Some parcels are over 140 years old, with the average vine age around 70  years. The 2018 shows a deep black/garnet color and aromas of ripe morello cherry, blackberry and blueberry liqueur with hints of violet, orange zest, garrigue and stone. The palate is dense but bright and balanced, supple and sapid with cherry, red currant, black plum and licorice with velvety tannins and a beautiful palate-coating finish of bright red fruits, earth and chalky acids. This is a gorgeous wine, perhaps without the power and and structure of 2016 but with deep, vibrant fruit that will give great pleasure over the next 20 years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sarbèche 2019 Vin de France Syrah

(Was $19.99)  The 2019 Sarbèche "Comme une Lettre a la Poste" is from 100% Syrah grown in the Saint-Peray AOC on granite soils, vinified by carbonic maceration. The wine shows earthy, ripe blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of licorice. violet, citrus and spice. The palate has nice grainy texture with dense, ripe black and blue fruits backed by earth and mineral flavors. This shows the density of the 2019 vintage with fascinating complexity of fruit liqueur, licorice and earthy flavors.  Serve with grilled pork and lamb, charcuterie, full flavored  cheeses.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rum

  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $92.99

Hamilton Demerara Overproof 151 Proof

Many rum drinkers are familiar with Lemon Hart 151 - the rum that defined tiki cocktail culture from the 1930s to the 1960s - and this is the best substitute there is. Ed Hamilton introduced this Demerara Overproof rum in 2015 after the owner of Lemon Hart said that they would no longer be bottling under the brand name; it is made by Demerara Distillers in Guyana, the same distillery that makes the original Lemon Hart 151. It is a blend of rums as young as 18 months and as old as 5 years, making for a rich, robust, yet smooth rum that begs to made into a Zombie or any other high-octane concoction. Dark-fruited on the nose with aromas of burnt cane sugar, tobacco, coffee grounds, and sweet spice. The palate is incredibly balanced given its high alcohol percentage making it a seriously versatile component to any home bartender's set up. Tim Gagnon

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

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

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

Rum Fire Hampden Estate Jamaican Overpr 63% ABV

Our friends over at a fellow retailer sometimes just put "!!!!!!!!!" in product descriptions, and I'm tempted to copy them on this one, as there are almost no words to describe Rum Fire. Clocking in at a huge ester level (over 500 ppm) and bottled at 63%, it might rip your face off and kick you in the privates, but you know, you just might like it. Untamed and bombastic, this is funky rum at its finest, guaranteed to take you on a journey. A hate it or love it scenario. An angel-demon from bygone days shredding sweet and funky heavy wattage straight to your soul. I can't help myself, I'm utterly in love. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Sake

Brooklyn Kura #14 Junmai Ginjo Nama 750ml

Brooklyn Kura's Junmai Nama is made with rice polished to 70% as opposed to the 60% polishing ratio of the Junmai Ginjo, though the koji rice (what is used to start the saccharification and fermentation process) is polished to 60% for both styles. The Junmai Nama shows notes of honeydew melon, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, cucumber peel, lemon curd, yellow flowers and steamed rice. It is slightly earthier than the Junmai Ginjo, with less intense aromatics and a slightly more savory profile. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Rihaku Wandering Poet Junmai Ginjo

Rihaku is located in the sparsely-populated Shimane Prefecture, north of Hiroshima. Made with 100% Yamadanishiki rice, this Junmai Ginjo is a classic of the style, aromatic but with depth and texture on the palate. Notes of banana, honeydew melon and meyer lemon are complimented by more savory undertones of steamed rice and a slight herbal quality, especially on the finish. Bright acidity adds to the framework of this sake, making this a wonderful pairing with a wide range of foods, both Japanese and occidental. Loved this sake with a crab cake roll and french fries. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Scotch Malts

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

James Macarthur's Fine Malt Selection Aged 6 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

James MacArthur is an independent whiskey bottler in Scotland selecting their favorite single casks from distillers across the country and aging/bottling them with nothing added (coloring, caramel, etc), and nothing taken away (no chill-filtration). The 6yr Islay aged in ex-bourbon barrels, remains a bit of a mystery, as the distillery of origin is undisclosed. It is, however, unmistakably Islay in its purest form. Too often Islay gets associated with gobs of peat and smoke, but when it's done right, it can be intoxicating...figuratively, as well as literally. Our best advice is to sit with a glass of this neat, relishing the aroma as it unfurls over time, notes of raw almond, iodine, sea spray, and expensive cigar. On the palate is a balanced, medium weight, just the right amount of heat, and a briny, quintessentially Islay finish that seems to go on forever. I'm still pondering this Scotch days after tasting it. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

South America

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Henriquez, Roberto 2019 Bio Bio Valley Santa Cruz de Coya

Santa Cruz de Coya comes from a truly special and very old vineyard of Pais in Bío Bío, very isolated and tucked into the mountains.  These old vines are short and bush trained, planted on quartz and granite soils, and immersed in the ecosystem of the valley. The particularities of the location (the microclimate, its isolation, the completeness of the ecosystem) preclude the need for sulfur or copper treatments in the vineyard, allowing for a more-than-organic method of farming. Interestingly, the strong local yeasts (perhaps emboldened by the natural farming) also lead to a faster fermentation.  Of the 2019 red wines from Roberto Henriquez, this is probably the most serious and the most elegant, with abundant structure and fine tannins. The nose shows red fruits, garrigue, stone, and a certain savory character; the palate is long, balanced, and medium-bodied, with raspberry and blackberry, delicate herbal spice, and a very mineral finish. Don't be afraid to decant this, or to hold onto a few bottles for opening in five years. One of the finest demonstrations of what Pais is capable of, I think. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriquez, Roberto 2019 Itata Valley Corinto Super Estrella 1.5L

From a block of co-planted old vines (there are also varieties of Torrontes and Moscatel Rosado, and I’m very much looking forward to bottlings of those) on Itata’s granitic soils, the Corinto Super Estrella is 100% Corinto or Chasselas. Corinto is the first variety to be harvested here, and Roberto Henriquez leaves it longer on its skins than his other wines. If there is a wine that convinced me that Roberto is doing something uniquely exciting in Itata and Bío Bío, this is the wine. Delicate herbal aromatics mingle with white peach, Bosc pear, salt and stone on the nose, while the finely tuned palate shows bright acidity and similar fruit notes with white strawberries and fennel. But what really sticks with me is the minerality here – just explosive granitic power: somehow simultaneously cool and spicy, it endures on the palate long after wine is gone. This was outstanding with Chinese food last week, from bok choy to fried anchovies, but I imagine it would be truly versatile at the table. Unlike any expression of Chasselas that I have encountered, but certainly none the worse for that! 11.5% alcohol, bottled only in magnum. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriquez, Roberto 2020 Itata Valley Rivera del Notro Blanco

The fruit for Rivera del Notro Blanco comes from Roberto Henriquez’s neighbor, Cesar Henriquez, and a few other neighbors. Roberto manages the farming at all of the plots, and the youngest vines are around a hundred years old. This is a blend of Moscatel, Semillon, and Corinto, made like the other white wines from Roberto: the grapes were destemmed then allowed to naturally ferment with their skins in tanks, with the skin-contact lasting the duration of the fermentation. This shows a bit more of the Muscat aromatically, with notes of ripe orange, grape, and white pepper, but the palate is quite refined, with the skin-contact lending an appealing structure, and plenty of minerality balances notes of orange, peach, and pear. 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

Spain Fortified

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

Spain Table

Alfredo Maestro 2020 Vdt Castilla y Leon El Rey del Glam

El Rey is back! This wine has not graced our shelves in several vintages, but the 2020 was just right, so we couldn't resist. Carbonic maceration of Garnacha, from plots in the Gredos and Ribera del Duero. From the Gredos, the sites are high elevation, providing good lift and acid. A perfect red to welcome Fall. Bold, with medium tannins, and flavors of earth and black fruit.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bodegas Akutain 2014 Rioja Reserva

I've come to conclude that there's room for all types in the world of Rioja wine, from bright and fresh wines made with stainless steel and carbonic maceration to full-bodied, single vineyard expressions of Tempranillo and Garnacha made in French Oak, with everything imaginable in-between. That is not to say that I don't have my preferences: I have to admit to loving classic, old-fashioned Rioja wines, blended from multipleparcels and made in (mostly) old American oak. These are wines built to last a long time, and the great producers of these wines are typically storied houses dating to the beginning of  the modern period of winemaking in Rioja, with familiar names like Lopez de Heredia, Riojanas, La Rioja Alta or Marques de Murrieta. I'm pleased to be able to say that Jon Peñagarikano Akutain, the second-generation owner of Bodegas Akutain, is making wines that are very much in the same vein and of the same quality as these great estates. Everything at the esate is traditional: hand-harvesting from six hectares of estate vineyards, fermentation with natural yeasts and without temperature control, and aging (with racking) in used American oak barrels. The 2014 Reserva is almost entirely Tempranillo from higher altitude plots in Rioja Alta, aged for two years and ten months in neutral (mainly American) oak barrels. The nose shows classic Rioja character: cherry, dried tobacco, and earth with just a hint of that herbal, dill-like note that signals the use of American oak barrels. The palate is deep and full-bodied, youthful but balanced, with structuring tannins and nice acidity. This offers tons of pleasure right now, but the 2014 Reserva could certainly be held for the next 10 to 15 years. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Cantalapiedra Victicultores 2020 Castilla Y Leon Lirondo Clarete

Lirondo 'Clarete' is a savory, dry rosé from the Cantalapiedra family. A blend of 70% Verdejo and 30% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo), this is flavorful and medium bodied, with subtle strawberry aromas, and nice acidity. Aged in stainless steel, with no SO2 added.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2018 Albares Vino de Parcela La Vendañona

La Vendañona comes from a single, formerly abandoned high altitude plot of 100 to 110 year-old Mencía on iron-rich clay soils. There is a touch of delicate oak spice here, which complements the dark, savory, character of this expression of Mencía very well. The texture is silky and dense, but medium-bodied, with integrated, dusty tannins that frame the notes of game, blackberry, and plum nicely. I think that this would be a good candidate for medium-term aging, but it's so appealing and gastronomic now it may be very hard to wait! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2018 Albares Vino de Parcela Valle del Rio

Germán Blanco spent three years restoring this .5 hectare site, planted mainly to 40-100 year-old Garnacha Tintorera and Palomino (with small amounts of Mencia, Garnacha, and Godello) on iron-rich red clay and stony soils situated at 820 meters on a south-facing slope rising above the valley floor. Valle del Rio 2014 is a luxurious single vineyard expression calling forth the image of fresh mountain herbs growing in a thick patch of ripe blackberries.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Celler Tuets 2019 Penedes Pantxu (Ull de Llebre)

Ull de llebre (Tempranillo), with 10 days maceration. Tuets is part of a small crew of exciting winemakers in Catalunya, good friends of Oriol Artigas and many of the usual suspects of the natural wine scene in and around Barcelona. This is the juiciest Tempranillo we have at Chambers, but by no means a simple wine. Nice mineral structure in the mid-palate, and clearly a great wine for pork, as the label suggests.   -Eben

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2019 Vino Tinto (Ribeira Sacra) Portela do Vento Tinto

The wild child is back! All Mencia, from a South facing parcel of 50 year old vines on granitic sandy soil, at 400m elevation, in the valley of the Sil river. Fruit is de-stemmed, and fermentation is in 4000L foudres, with aging in the same foudres for 11 months. Total SO2 15mg/l. Upon opening, there are aromas of olives and black cherries, soil and savory. A bit volatile, but truly in the best way. When winemakers describe how volatile acidity can lift the aromas and increase the enjoyment of a wine, this is exactly what they're talking about. The wine stands out with a type of animal aroma that is hard to describe, but is clearly a transmission of the grape and the rugged countryside of Ribeira Sacra. On the finish, bright red fruits, mineral structure, and fine tannin.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Benje Blanco

Listán Blanco from high elevation (1000-1200m) vineyards on the sunny, dry and continental north-west side of Mount Teide, near the town of Santiago del Teide. The vineyard was planted 70-100 years ago, and the soils are sandy and volcanic. All grapes are harvested by hand and a small subset macerate on the skins for about seven days. The grapes are fermented with native yeasts, mostly in concrete, with a small percentage of used French oak, some of the wine ages under flor for several months. 2020 was the earliest harvest ever for this wine, due to heat in the area, but depth is here, without any sense of under-ripeness. A great success, given the challenges of the vintage!  -EL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Benje Tinto

Benje Tinto is 96% Listán Prieto, with Listan Blanco and Tintilla, from vineyards at around 1000-1200m near Santiago del Teide on Tenerife. This vineyard has sandy volcanic soils, and the vines are 70-100 years old. Climactically, this region is dry, windy, and continental in character, shielded from Atlantic influence by Mount Teide and elevation. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts with a maceration period of 10 days and punch-downs daily before aging for eight months in concrete and used French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a touch of sulfur. The 2020 is a touch reductive on the nose on opening, but with a few minutes in the glass it really sings! 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2018 Ribera del Duero Finca Los Quemados

From Ribera del Duero, this is Tempranillo, situated on clay and red sandy soils with river stones, with Northeast exposure. 2018 was rainy, but luckily there were still periods of warmth that gave ideal ripeness to the grapes. An impressive, big, dark, full-bodied red, appropriate for a roast or any form of feast. Aged for 1 year in small, used French oak. Not to be missed for fans of full bodied and dark, silky reds.   -EL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2020 Ribera del Duero Clarete

From Ribera, this is an outstanding 'Clarete,' pressed from lagars into barrel, in an overnight pressing. It's an old fashioned style, and yields lovely bite, grip and freshness to the dark, earthy fruit profile of Tempranillo. This is not a mix of white and red grapes, like many Claretes are, but apparently the definition of a Clarete isn't fixed from region to region in Spain (or elsewhere in the world). This one is all Tempranillo from the Quemados vineyard, but a acid driven little cousin to the fully macerated red that Viadeo also produces.  -EL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2020 Ribera del Duero Garcia Georgieva Malvasia

Goyo Garcia Viadero is making natural wines in Ribera del Duero with his wife Diana Semova Geogieva. They farm high altitude plots of old vines, vinify in a traditional and low-intervention fashion with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur additions, and produce wines of great complexity and elegant beauty. This bottling, 100% Malvasia from old vines macerated on the skins, is a new addition to their line-up. The nose is redolent of exotic spice (white tea, allspice, star anise), roasted almond, and stone fruit, while the palate shows apricot, peach and jasmine, with bright notes of ginger. The skin-contact grants delicate, refined tannins and rich, waxy body to the wine. Truly, one of my favorite "orange wines" that I've ever encountered: intense, elegant, and memorable. Ben Fletcher  // About 2 weeks of skin contact. Just a lovely wine, with stone fruit, lemons, mineral finish and chalky feel in the cheeks.  -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

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

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2019 Bierzo 'In Absentia'

In Absentia is from two plots of Trousseau (or Bastardo, as some call it), located at 550 meters above sea level, from vines ranging 80-95 years old. The grapes ferment and macerate on their skin for 3-4 days in open top chestnut vats and aging isfor 11 months in used French oak barrels before bottling without fining, filtering, or any additions. This is in every way an authentic expression of Trousseau, akin to some of our favorite Jura bottlings, but with a Bierzo twist!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2019 Bierzo Tinto La Barbacana

La Barbacana is a special vineyard of old vines (100+ years), and this red is 100% Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera) in 2019. Diego Losada speaks of this parcel reverentially. It is isolated: deep in the remote southwestern mountains of Bierzo, almost in Galicia, next to an old 13th century ruin and an ancient Roman mine. But it is also unique for its elevation: at 650m, and for the mineral deposits, with lots of quartz, iron and slate, but also deposits of gold below the surface that prompted the Romans to mine the area in the first place. In terms of cellar work, La Barbacana is treated similarly to the other wines: hand harvested, partially destemmed, macerated on the skins in chestnut vats for 2-4 days, then rested for 12 months in chestnut barrels before bottling without fining, filtering, or any additions. On opening, the nose shows earthy, meaty, spicy character against abundant red cherry and overripe strawberry notes. The palate is deeply mineral and earthy with tannins that recall dusty leather and ample acidity enveloping delicate, pure red fruit notes. A serious wine, and definitely a young wine, which should age well for 3-5 years.  -Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2020 Bierzo Une Rose de Blancs

This is a peculiar wine that originally happened by accident, but pleased Diego enough that he has now made it intentionally! A blend of Palomino and Dona Blanca from a clay and limestone site, the grapes spend a few days on the skins in a used barrel that was previously used for a red wine. As the wine ages in this barrel, it absorbs some of the pigment, and ends up looking like a Rosé! Hence the name, 'Une Rose de Blancs.' As with his other wines, it's bottled without filtration or any addition of sulfur. There's a hint of wild red berries on the nose, with stone fruits on the palate -EL

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2020 Bierzo Blanco 'In A Gadda Da Vida'

A blend of Godello, Doña Blanca, Palomino, and Malvasia,  In A Gadda Da Vida is Diego Losada's only white wine. Diego ferments this wine in open top used french oak barrels, and the grapes macerate on their skins for 90 days in Frenh oak and chestnut barrels. Aging is in used French and Slovenian oak barrels. A fascinating white, with fleshy texture from the skin contact, and salty, waxy character. No fining, filtering, or added SO2.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2019 Bierzo El Aqueronte

El Aqueronte is  a single vineyard red, mostly Mencía (80%), with 20% Grand Noir, a grape that is most likely a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouschet. This area’s soils are mostly clay, but here, at the top of the hill, there is a substantial portion of limestone mixed in. This is the driest and most remote of the vineyards that Diego Losada works with and one of the oldest, with vines averaging 70-90 years.  As with his other wines, Diego bottles without fining or filtering, and there is no sulfur added to wines. El Aqueronte shows notes of dark berries, anise, fresh earth amid other herbal and spice notes. Recently arrived to the US, we recommend letting the wine rest in bottle and drinking in 2022.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

López de Heredia 2004 Rioja Tondonia Reserva

This is serious Rioja: no new oak, extended pre-release bottle aging, and exquisite vineyard sites (for the Tondonia, vines dig deep through fine-grained alluvial soils overlooking the Ebro River that were first planted almost 140 years ago).  Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta founded Lopez de Heredia in 1877, and the wines continue to serve as a benchmark for the region (the familyy business is now led mainly by his grandson Pedro, and great-granddaughter Maria Jose). The bodega comprises four distinct vineyard areas and extends to a total of 170 hectares, with Tondonia being the largest and most famous of the holdings. Jancis Robinson considers 2004  "a very good year, with wines that should last well," and the Tondonia Reserva is certainly that: powerful, lean, and layered  with gorgeous, generous fruit and all the cigar box, cedar, and leather notes a lover of classic Rioja could wish for.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $104.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $25.99

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • tequila
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Fidencio Mezcal Joven Clasico 46.6% (Arrives 8/2)

One of the only mezcales that is farmed biodynamically, Fidencio Clasico comes from the heartland of agave distillation in Oaxaca, Santiago Matatlan. Maestro Mezcalero Enrique Jimenez allows his espadin agave to mature for at least 10 years (most is cut down at 7) before harvesting and fermenting using only natural ambient yeast. An assertive smokiness on the attack gives way to fruit, specifically melon, grapefruit, and under-ripe banana. The finish resolves with a minerality reminiscent of hot stones and salinity. A perfect cocktail option. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic
  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $92.99

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

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

  • mezcal
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • mezcal
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

United States Red

  • red
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  • $34.99

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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Cooper Hill 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. A great value and classic Oregon Pinot with notes of dried leaves, black cherry, macerated raspberries, and freshly turned earth. This vintage is a bit darker and denser than the previous vintage, but by no means overripe or heavy. A great pairing with roasted butternut squash with sage! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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  • 6 in stock
  • $114.99

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  • $149.99

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2020 Mendocino County Benson Ranch Rosato

While technically not red, I enjoyed this so much I am including it here. From 14-year-old Mendocino vines, gently macerated in whole bunches over night and pressed. The nose here is all green strawberry and cranberry, with pomegranate on the palate. This is bursting with energy, almost suggesting spritzy. This is a brilliant wine for the table, delicate and bright enough for spaghetti with cherry tomato and sea urchin and with enough weight and material for porchetta. Sam Ehrlich


**Arrives 9/25**

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Ultraviolet 2019 California Cabernet Sauvignon

From Samantha Sheehan, wine maker of POE Wines. This is juicy red- and black-fruited Cali Cab, with the barest hints of violets and sage. A touch of Cabernet Franc adds freshness and there is good  acidity in this wine make up for the relatively gentle tannins. This is not a bruiser. It's all about pure honest fruit.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

United States White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Cooper Hill 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Positioned for years as the quintessential white from Oregon, Pinot Gris has had a rough go of it in recent years as Chardonnay and Riesling have both surged in the Willamette. This 2018 bottling from Cooper Hill is a great argument for its continued cultivation. From vines planted in 1999, this is bright and snappy, full of pear and melon fruit with lime accents. There are traces of fresh green herbs and no shortage of acidity driving a clean fresh finish. Great value. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
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  • Organic
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Vodka

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

Whisky

  • bourbon
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
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