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

Alsace

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

Austria

Meinklang 2020 Österreich Prosa Rosé

Biodynamic Pinot Noir rosé bubbles! Bright red fruit, and a slight herbaceous quality buoyed by a fresh mousse. This would be lovely to start an evening, or could most definitely be enjoyed at the end with a cheese plate. Maybe also pop a bottle while cooking!  -CB

  • rosé sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Regnié Vieilles Vignes

The Georges Descombes Regnié VV is a big, beautiful Gamay in this vintage known for ripe, full-bodied wines. The wine shows a deep red/black color and very floral aromas of ripe blackberry and red currant with hints of black cherry, earth and chocolate. The palate is deep and silky with surprisingly bright red currant and black cherry fruit liqueur, meaty and earthy, with a nice mineral kick in the long, lush finish.  Serve this delicious Regnié with a steak or grilled meats and put a few in the basement for five to ten years.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Chasselay 2020 Beaujolais Beaujolais Is Not Dead

A welcome discovery and great new addition to the shelves here at CSW, the Chasselay "Beaujolais Is Not Dead" is utterly classic and joyous Beaujolais villages. The Chasselay family has thirteen hectares spread across eight appellations and have been certified organic since 2006. BIND comes from a single parcel of forty-five year old vines planted in clay and limestone, fermented carbonically and aged entirely in concrete, with no sulfur added until bottling. It is full of lovely concentrated red fruit, strawberry and raspberry, with beautiful spice and floral notes and no shortage of freshness. On the Chasselay website, they describe the wine as digeste, which is a word I have always loved - it implies a lack of heaviness, that the wine will not take up space as one keeps drinking. So buy two of these (or three or four), as you definitely want another. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun's Chardonnay comes from 35 year-old vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils in the southern Beaujolais  and is raised in stainless steel (no oak).  Bright aromas of peach, apricot, lemon zest, and thyme lead to flavors of pure white fruits, juicy lime, crisp orange blossom, subtle herbal undertones, and a long chalky finish. Paired with salad, seafood,chicken, goat milk cheeses, or nothing at all, this is a beautiful choice and great value in white Burgundy!

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

Bordeaux Red

Cazebonne 2019 Vin de France Feldspath de Peyron Malbec

"100% Malbec harvested and sorted by hand after destemming, on a small plot of 60 ares, on sand and gravel soils with iron-rich clay with vines over 50 years old. This wine fermented in a small vat for 20 days. It was then aged for 9 months on fine lees in TAVA amphorae, without any added sulfur. Very low dose of volcanic sulfur before bottling." On the nose, this Malbec is breezy, with herbal and floral character. The aromatic profile balances out with a touch of baking spice, dried plums, and dark citrus. The palate is earthy, with more red fruit, with deep cherry. Zippy graphite gives the palate a bright mouthfeel. Good acidity and soft tannin give this Malbec a wonderfully plush texture.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Artigiano Giuseppe Castelli Grappa Barolina 750 ml

Distilleria Castelli is a small, family-run operation in the heart of Piedmont working with neighboring growers/winemakers to repurpose the grape pomace left behind from vinification, into surprisingly aromatic and delicate grappas. The Castelli family collects the pomace and ages it in sealed tanks to help intensify the flavor, and is then distilled and aged for  several years in stainless steel. The Barolina Grappa is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo vineyards, distilled and then aged for 6 years in stainless steel, bottled at 50%ABV, leading to a softer, rounder mouthfeel than the grappa my grandfather used to have open at parties. The nose presents a melance of honeyed apricot, daffodils, and Meyer lemon peel, and on the palate flavors of stonefruits, wildflower honey, and cardamom. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • grappa
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

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

  • brandy
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • brandy
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • marc
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

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

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Chantal Lescure 2019 Côte de Beaune Clos des Topes Bizot Blanc

"Le Clos des Topes Bizot" is a unique spot, high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru "L'Ecu," facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. Harvested by hand into small crates, slow fermentation (4 to 8 months) with wild yeasts, 15 month élevage in barrel without battonage, 10% new. Showing a brilliant gold in the glass, the nose is redolent of baked golden  apples, hay and white oak. The palate offers up apples, lemon curd, white oak and rocks with a hint of white pepper. Fuller bodied yet taut with high acid, structured, underpinned by vein of stony minerality with a long, persistent finish. Extremely elegant and balanced. For lovers of higher priced appellations such as Meursault and Puligny Montrachet for a fraction of the price. Pair with roasted white meats and  shellfish such as scallops or lobster in a beurre blanc sauce. Giselle Hamburg


  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2020 Bourgogne Blanc La Rente Giron

Chantal Lescure, along with De Villaine and a few others, have begun a project to rejuvenate the coteaux around Dijon, known for great quality Burgundies up until the late 19th century. With organic farming, Francois Chaveriat of Chantal Lescure aims to bring the soils back to life to honor these superb marnes blanche terroirs.  On a famous parcel formerly called "Le Bas des Marcs d'Or"  at 340 meters in altitude, the parcel is now called "La Rente Giron" (sorry, don't know why) and  was considered equal to Meursault from the 14th to the 19th centuries. The vines here are quite young and there isn't quite the mineral spine that these wines will have as the site ages, but it is quite delicious, with juicy and exuberant citrus and pear fruit and a bit of spiciness, almost like white pepper. The acidity is ample and adds plenty of  freshness as the wine arrives at a snappy finish. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Meursault

The Chantal Lescure Meursault is from a tiny parcel called "les Pellands" on deep sandy clay soils over limestone  below "Charmes Dessous." The wine is fermented and aged in barrel with no batonnage. This is a nice example of '19 Meursault,  quite buoyant and full with lemon pith, apricot and white peach, and a bit of South Indian spice in the mid-palate. The finish is stony and cool and there is very good length. This is lovely right now and will be even better as it settles into itself in a year or two. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $164.99

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

From a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils. The Lafouge "Les Hautés" is a beautifully dense and well-structured Burgundy in this low-yielding vintage.Subtle, rather delicate aromas of lime-flower and citrus, with white fruits, stone and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and bright with mineral flavors predominating, with pear, lemon peel and herbal notes, quite pure and refreshing, and beginning to show some notes of maturity. The opposite of an oaky fruit-bomb, this is beautifully showing the terroir and benefits from the years in bottle - it will accompany shellfish, sole, flounder, cod, white meats and young goat cheeses. 

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $39.99

Lafouge 2019 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

Les Meix Chavaux is located beneath Les Luchets and adjacent to Les Chevalières. Lafouge's vines are 80 years old, planted in calcareous clay producing Meursault with  textbook richness and minerality. The 2019 Meix Chavaux shows elegant pear, lemon, lime and floral aromas. The palate is rich and ripe with white fruits and exotic citrus covering the chalky core, with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the finish. Serve with full-flavored fish dishes, poultry and white meats, mild cheeses. This is a beautiful young Meursault that is delicious now and over the next ten years. (12 btls only)

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $61.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

Champagne

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged for this order in October 2021. 2008 continues to delight, even 13 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts!

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2009 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

This is classic Beaufort: balanced, rounded and finely filigreed with a judicious dosage. In truth, the 2009 Ambonnay Grand Cru tastes very dry for a Brut, closer to an Extra Brut in style. It shows a burnished golden yellow in the glass, adorned by a finely beaded and generous mousse. The nose offers notes of brioche, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, white flowers, and honeysuckle. The palate is powerful and broad, accented with aromas of Cortland apples, apple pie, and nutmeg that lead to a lingering, herbal finish. The 2009 Brut shows the pedigree of its Ambonnay Grand Cru fruit. It's delicious now, but it also has real aging potential. (Lot #09A. Disgorged Oct 2021.)

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $88.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2012 Champagne Polisy Brut Res. (D 6/21)

Having missed our trip to France this year, we decided to bring in two vintages from Beaufort that we have not tasted recently, 2012 and 2014. The 2012 has warranted our attention. The robe is a pale golden yellow. The wine has a fine bead and soft foamy mousse. The nose offers aromas of apple blosom, Seville orange peel, and wet stone. The palate is ripe but chiseled, with savory russet apple peel, crushed herbs, evolving with air to offer  flavors of salted plum and stone. As with other Beaufort Champagnes the character is vinous and mouth-filling and suited for the table. This shows excellent energy and persistence and beckons for pairing with salmon crudo, marinated roasted peppers, or salade Nicoise with perfectly ripe tomatoes. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2014 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

As with most vineyards from Beaujolais north to Champagne, 2014 was typified by uneven weather and a cool damp summer, but was saved in the end by a warm, dry September, producing bright, well balanced wines of moderate ripeness. The 2014 Ambonnay Brut, disgorged in October of 2021, boasts a super-fine bead and soft frothy mousse. The nose is redolent of dried flowers (chamomile), orange rind, and stone fruit with a briny top note. The palate is firm and  concentrated, with flavors of pear skin, russet apple, and spices, underlain by a firm chalky core. And while this displays the power of the Ambonnay grand cru, this shows fine elegance nuance, with layers of mineral detail. Lovely juice, indeed! John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2019) Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

The current release of Beaufort Polisy Reserve Brut Nature NV  is based on the 2019 vintage and was disgorged for this order in October, 2021. All in all, this is a pretty fascinating bottle, juxtaposing quite exotic fruit against a bracing mineral character. The nose and palate are awash with yellow florals, stone fruit and pineapple, while the back end is intensely chalky, with the limestone coolness adding length to the significant acid structure. This is very good and would make a great accompaniment to some crab salad this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Doquet, Pascal 1999 Champagne 1er Cru Vertus Blanc de Blancs

A beautiful late disgorged bottling of the 1er cru Vertus "Coeur de Terroir" lineup from organic vigneron Pascal Doquet. Aged 18 years sur latte and disgorge in July, 2018. Bottled with 6g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • Organic

Feneuil, Emilien 2016 Champagne Cuvée Totum

Totum stands for “tout en un, un en tout” (“all in one, one in all”) and it embodies Emilien’s philosophy, trying to marry and blend in one unity an infinity of elements. All his 17 plots and the four grape varieties are used, in roughly the proportion represented in the vineyard : 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay and 2% Petit Meslier. Spontaneous fermentation in barrel, bottled without dosage. Though this could be considered Emelien's base cuvée, the same diligent farming and nuance vinification result in a a Champagne of focus and finesse.This wine is pre-arrival. Arrives 4/12.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

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

Larmandier-Bernier 2014 Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Chemins D'Avize

100% percent biodynamically farmed Chardonnay from the Chemin de Plivot and Chemin de Flavigny parcels in Avize.  Pressed in a 2000kg press, fermented in neutral barrel and bottled with 2g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $179.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

  • 13 in stock
  • $67.99

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

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

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sapience (Marguet) 2011 Champagne Sapience

Pretty floral aromas of daffodil and cherry blossom, fresh cut melon, and just ripe white peach, dusty sweetness backed up by fresh, cool-toned herbaceous notes—minty. Fine wintergreen, salted lemon peel, and green apple flavors are underlain by an ultra-fine bead of chalk that holds this together with a bit of creaminess that emerges with air. This avoids the pitfalls of 2011, asperity, overt greenness, and though not a bruiser shows a filigreed character and sinuous structure beneath the charming cool-toned fruit. This is really pretty and is quite charming in the glass. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs 1.5L

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $259.99

  • Organic

Velut, Jean NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Lumière et Craie

100% organically farmedChardonnay from the flint rich chalks of Montgeux in the Côte de Bars. Fermented in tank and comprised of a perpetual cuvée. Orange oil, apple blossom, with a wisp of smoke on the nose. The palate is ripe, but structured and taut and deeply chalky with some exotic fruit notes and a long, somewhat creamy finish. This is delicious and a great expression of the distinct Montgeux terroir. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Cote-de-Beaune

Chantal Lescure 2019 Bourgogne Rouge Les Verduns

The Chantal Lescure Bourgogne Rouge "Les Verduns" is from 45 year-old vines on a soil of "marnes blanches"  in this unusual southwest-facing parcel at the top of the slope adjacent to Pommard "Les Vignots." Vinification is 100% with whole-clusters giving a firm structure to this very classy Bourgogne Rouge. No SO2 added during vinification, small amount added before bottling, minimal extraction, aged in old barrels for 14 months. The wine shows elegant high-toned  quite floral aromas of earthy Morello cherry and strawberry with hints of spice, mint and rose petal. The palate is earthy and mineral with saline acidity underlying ripe wild strawberry and red currant fruit. The finish is long and sappy, dominated by mineral and red currant  flavors that linger on the palate. This is not a fruit bomb, but is a very satisfying red Burgundy that will benefit from many hours of aeration or cellaring for 5 to 8  years.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Côte de Beaune Clos des Topes Bizot Rouge

"Le Clos des Topes Bizot" is a unique spot with vines planted in 1960,  high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru "L'Ecu," facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. The grapes from this high elevation vineyard are harvested late and undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration, aging is in two and three year-old barrels. This is a wine for tonight if I've ever seen one, tasty and accessible. There is a considerable amount of red fruit here, ripe raspberry and confit cherries and the overall weight of the wine at opening is quite fullish, with the barest touch of wood spice. However the wine firms up a lot with some air - the fruit tapers back and the acid structure becomes much more prominent, with some stoniness poking its head out. This is quite satisfying and while it will likely improve in the bottle, I would find trouble waiting. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Volnay

The Chantal Lescure Volnay is from 50+ year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. There is a long, slow fermentation with wild yeasts in cuve inox followed by 18 months in barrel, approximately 20% of which are new (500L), bottled without fining or filtration. The wine shows a deep red/garnet color with black cherry, blackberry and red currant aromas, quite floral and elegant with complex hints of earth,  brown spice and tea. With aeration, the palate shows a velvety, chalky texture backed by firm acidity with complex black fruits, mint, bitter chocolate and earth that continue in the long, sappy finish. This is a lovely "village" Volnay that is delicious, if a bit intense in its youth - decant if drinking now, this will really sing in three to five years and until 2035.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2018 Pommard Les Vignots

From south-facing vines situated on the right hill of Pommard, on the Beaune side, in a terroir of marnes blanches. These 35 year-old vines grow in high elevation, about 330 meters above sea-level. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a long, slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks, punched-down and vatted for 18-25 days. The wine ages in a cold cellar on lees in barrels, 30% of which are new. Medium dark ruby, verging on purple robe. The nose offers attractive aromas of plum skin, violets, loamy earth, and a whisper of cocoa nib. The palate is ripe as befits the solar vintage, but there’s nothing hot or roasted about this—black and blue fruits, a bit of chalk, and spice. The tannins are firm but ripe and there’s fine acidity for the vintage and good succulence to the finish. This has fine brio and length and dodges the torrid nature of the vintage with plenty of energy rather than weight. Pommard of pretty persuasion. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

Chantal Lescure 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges

The Chantal Lescure Nuits-Saint-Georges is assembled from three parcels at the foot of the slope near Vosne-Romanée, averaging 30 years old on sandy clay over limestone. This is quite approachable now, with an appealing nose of raspberry and ripe strawberry fruit, accented by smoky and gamey notes - a real meat over an open flame vibe. On the palate there is more red fruit, along with musky sandalwood-y tones and a bit of savory saltiness that is a reminder how close to Vosne these vines are. The finish is mineral-driven, with a river stone bitterness that I like. A very nice village wine and good value. Sam Ehrlich


  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $4,999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

Germany

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Fricke, Eva 2020 Rheingau Riesling Mélange Trocken

The 2020 Mélange is a blend  from various vineyard sites around Kiedrich, Eltville and Hattenheim.While it’s no secret that Eva Fricke makes stellar wines no matter the vagaries of the vintage, it’s often overlooked that her wines beyond being very much expressions of terroir are equally attuned to the variations in weather and consistently reflect that variable. Case in point the glorious 2020 Mélange—while the extroverted (and delicious) 2019 expression sang an aria that reverberated through the rafters, the current vintage is a masterful string quartet or perhaps piano trio; suave expression and assured balance are key here. And as much as I love—no adore—the 2019s there’s such articulation and confidence here and I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite. The current release has a yellow, hinting at gold robe. The nose while offering a bit off reduction upon opening rights itself and features aromas of quince, Rainier cherry, chamomile tea, yellow blossoms, and bee pollen. The palate is ripe and just hinting at lush, with an array of white and yellow stone fruit, acacia honey (were it not sweet), and golden apple flavors masterfully offset with a pleasing bit of phenolic bitterness—think pear skin and salt rather than quinine. The sappy richness is assured and countered by a driving stoniness that leaves the palate enlivened. This is a Riesling of vigor and drive and wears its ripeness well. There’s plenty of material here, but patience will be rewarded. Excellent with a nibble of 36 month Comté but better still with the preceding prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast with red wine lentils and sausage. Absent the scarcity of these wines, I’d counsel drinking a half dozen over the next 2 years and a polishing off the next 6 bottles 10-15 years from now. Truly beautiful and well worth seeking out. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Immich-Batterieberg 2019 Mosel Escheburg Riesling Troken

Escheburg is a blend of ungrafted old vines (about 60 year-old) parcels from Immich-Batterieberg's grand crus.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Italy Piedmont

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  • 2 in stock
  • $169.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $849.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 46 in stock
  • $27.99

Loire

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Vin de France Le Telquel

This "poil dur" is wagging its tail again in 2020, showing the ripeness and balance of this good vintage in the Loire Valley, with juicy aromas of blackberry, rose, spice and citrus. It's Gamay with a bit of Cabernet Franc in this vintage, with an extra layer of ripeness, and nice density of bright blackberry fruit, a bit floral and spicy. Quite refreshing with good length of lush berry fruits and citrusy acids in the finish. Serve a bit cool with charcuterie, chicken and pork - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $58.99

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Cuvée Chevalerie

We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic/biodynamic vineyards on their superb terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. 2014 is a superb vintage for the Cuvee Chevalerie which shows a lovely deep red color and fresh ripe black raspberry and cassis with black pepper, stone, prune and roast meat. The palate is well-structured and quite concentrated with complex black fruit liqueur, spice, bitter chocolate, licorice and truffle, with a long finish of sappy fruit and mineral flavors. This is a beautiful Bourgueil of terroir that can be enjoyed now with coq-qu-vin, steak au poivre and grilled lamb, best to wait  3 - 5 years, then drink until 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Bretêche

Bretêche (Domaine de la Chevalerie is  the only estate claiming this vineyard name) is the easternmost vineyard, a rented plot on the border of Ingrandes-de-Touraine. On the southwestern exposed upper part of the mid-slope, the vines are planted on a meter-deep heavier clay with high mica content above the Turonian yellow tuffeau. The vines, biodynamically farmed are between 25 to 55 years old. More powerful than Busardières with broader tannins, the wine maintains a great freshness. Hand-harvested and destemmed, the grapes are macerated for up to 20 days and aged in large used barrels in the magnificent underground cave dug into the yellow tuffeau for roughly 8 to 10 moths. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 2015 was an easier, more mastered vintage for the Caslot siblings, as the growing season was never extreme, and the harvests were peaceful. A little more concentrated than the 2014, especially in acidity, this a great vintage for the Domaine! Bretêche 15 is still a baby! Purple in the glass, the wine as usual has more freshness, tension and a little austerity. This is even more apparent here. The nose is a little restrained, showing progressively a lot of black and red currant and cranberry, hibiscus tea and black cardamon. In the palate, it is a superbly balanced wine, with some chiseled tannins enhanced by the lingering acidity. There is less flesh than other cuvées, and the texture is sleeker  but absolutely charming and vibrant - and could please any Burgundy lover. You will pick up more herbal notes in the palate : tobacco, beet juice, pink peppercorn. A great bottle to keep 10 years and plus, as it is built to age!  To serve it now, decant it a good hour at least or enjoy it over multiple days - a superb pairing would be with a roasted deboned pigeon stuffed with nettle and foie gras, but a slowly roasted pork loin with black garlic condiment would also be delicious. 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Les Galichets

The Chevalerie "Galichets" vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoil, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age - similar to the "Chevalerie" parcel but a bit lower on the slope, giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The 2015 vintage is excellent, with a bit more ripeness and lower acidity than 2014, while retaining the core of minerals and acidity aslways found in the Chevalerie wines. The aromas of black raspberry and blackberry fruit are ripe and floral. The palate is dense and silky, very mineral with ripe red and black fruits and a clean vibrant finish. Still quite youthful, I would open this bottle the night before or give it a long decant, best perhaps 2022 - 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fresche (Domaine du) 2019 Anjou Blanc Chenin "Moulin de la Roche"

Alain and Christine Boré produce delicious organic wines on their estate in Anjou that are sensational values for everyday enjoyment. Their Anjou Blanc (100% Chenin Blanc) is superb, with lovely aromas of pear and apple, fresh herbs, lime-flower and honey. Not quite as sharp or acid driven as the previous vintage, it is still a simply delicious dry Chenin that will accompany seafood, grilled or in sauce, chicken, goat cheeses, etc. 

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Les Capriades 2018 VdF Méthode Ancestrale Menu Pineau Pet Nat

Just arrived in time for New Years 2022! 100% Menu Pineau Petillant Naturel from Les Capriades, sure to be an exhillarating and unique experience to ring in the new year...

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $33.99

Sablonnettes 2020 Vin de France Menard le Rouge

From the label: "Millefeuille de trois cepages rouges de chez nous 'Cab-Gro-Ga.' Auguste Ménard, premier vigneron de la famille était surnommé 'Ménard Le Rouge' pour son côté révolutionnaire et sa moustache rousse"Roughly translated: A millefeuille (layered pastry) of Cabernet Groslot (Grolleau) and Gamay. Auguste Ménard, the first winemaker of the family, was nicknamed "Ménard the Red" for his revolutionary side, and his red mustache. This is a delicious and unique red that started with whole cluster Gamay grapes that were laid in a vat, covered with Groslot grapes about a week later, and finally a portion of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes a week after that. With the newest iteration, Chenin Blanc enters the mix too, though likely in small quantity, as it's still a red by all accounts. It's juicy, with medium body and very subtle silky tannins. Serve with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Saillard, Laurent 2020 Vin de France Un Ete Partage (Grolleau/Grolleau Gris)

From vines neighboring Laurent, and part of a negociant project that he had to undertake after several years of limited harvests from his own vineyards. This is a blend of Grolleau and Grolleau Gris that is delightful, fresh and thin, almost akin to Pineau D'Aunis in body, without the pronounced peppery notes that Pineau D'Aunis provides. Juicy and well worth a chill, and though it didn't make our Thanksgiving email blast, it would be perfect with a feast, as it's both thirst-quenching and red.  -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

Chantal Lescure 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains

I'm a sucker for Passetoutgrains and this one is a corker, especially for twenty dollars.  50% destemmed fruit and no sulphur until bottling. According to Virginie at the domaine, the Gamay is especially vibrant in this vintage, adding plenty of freshness. The nose is very pretty, teetering between strawberry and cherry, with a touch of red plum. Despite the warmth of '18, on the palate this wine is lithe, juicy rather than heavy. There is the telltale note of cracked pepper at the back end, emblematic of Gamay on limestone. I drank this with matzoh ball soup but honestly you could have it with anything. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. France

Costes (Domaine des) 2018 Pécharment Cuvée Tradition

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine des Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, and wine from younger vines such as the 2018 "Tradition" are full-bodied and quite delicious for drinking over 5 to 8 years.The 2018 is an earthy red/garnet color, with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, cassis, earth, roast meat and spice.The palate is dense and richly textured with deep red currant and cassis fruit, with tobacco and earth with a very firm mineral presence on the tongue and a very long finish of red currant, minerals and firm acidity. All this for $14.99! Bravo to the Dournel family for this beautiful big little wine... David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

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
  • 36 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
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Pierre Richard 2019 Cotes du Jura Trousseau

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

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $31.99

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

Jonc Blanc 2019 Vin de France Fruit

The delicious 2019 Jonc Blanc "Fruit" is a bland of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon  and 65% Merlot from a parcel on limestone of Castillon in biodynamic farming with legumes, cereals and pollinators between the vnes. There is a cool pre-fermentation maceration, then fermentation with wild yeasts for 30 days, followed by 18 months in cuve and old foudre, bottled unfined, unfiltered with zero added SO2. Pure Juice!. The wine shows lovely aromas of black raspberry, cassis and plum with earth and violet, the palate is full and supple with bright acidity and mineral flavors under the vibrant fruit. This is simply delicious and a great value - serve cool and enjoy over the next three years with charcuterie, burgers, grilled chicken and pork. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2019 Vin de France Pure S Semillon

“PURE S” : 100% Semillon. Boulbènes terroir on a limestone base: a mixture of limestone sands and silts with a little clay.
Aging in 18hl Stockinger casks for 2 years. Production : 2400 bottles.
Tasting: the boulbènes on limestone of the plateau of Vélines are illustrated by very marked salty notes and give the wine a great minerality. A white wine that transcends the natural power of Semillon and expresses itself with fantastic length.
To decant imperatively!

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

Eric Laguerre's parcels for this cuvée are planted on plateaus fringed with flowering "ciste" bushes and wind swept trees. The Pyrénées loom in the distance and the afternoon sun reflecting off the decomposed granite gives his vineyards a sort of shimmering quality. Eric's bottling of "Le Ciste" is a faithful interpretation of each of these elements plus Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre - some de-stemmed and some fermented on whole-clusters, separately, then aged for a year in barrel before being blended together in fiber tank. The 2017 has all of the bold flavor and texture of grapes that were allowed to fully ripen without any worry about lost acidity. At his altitude and with the help of granitic soils, Eric has little reason to pick early; his wines are vibrant and always have a marvelous backbone of mineral acidity. This is his fullest wine, with rich tannins and brooding flavors of fresh thyme, black pepper, bitter chocolate, and blood orange buoyed by ripe cherry. And while this is a handy and humble "grab n' go" for barbecues, Moroccan-themed dinners, etc., this wine has all of the potential to make us giddy and glad that we saved a few for 2030.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Impulsion Rosé No SO2

Wow, a Provencal Rosé with no SO2 added - this is sort of exciting as some rosés are loaded with sulfur and are will give a headache to those who are sensitive. The Biodynamic folks at Les Fouques have made the "Impulsion" for two years now and this second version is quite delicious. The color is a bit opaque, very pale pink, with delicate aromas of  raspberry and strawberry, a bit of peach, citrus and earth. The palate is round and supple, quite dry with berry fruits, spice, mineral and almond flavors, finishing with firm acidity with earth, mineral and berry fruits. Consume with abandon, no added SO2!

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Cuvée l'Aubigue Rosé

The Cuvée "L'Aubigue" is a beautifully supple and fruit-driven rosé made from 48% Cinsault, 34% Grenache, 11% Syrah, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino. The wine shows a beautiful salmon color and offers complex aromas of peach skins, wild flowers, brown spice, and grapefruit pith. The palate is round and refreshing with a dense mineral core. Flavors of peach, strawberry, and nectarine coalesce over cool herbal notes akin to licorice. The finish is suave and awash with citrus and stone. A wonderfully versatile wine, this is lovely to sip by itself and will be a seriously delicious pairing with salads, full-flavored fish dishes, chicken and grilled pork all summer and all year...

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Nicolas Gonin 2019 Isère - Balmes Dauphinoises Persan

This Persan from the Isère was produced by the fantastic Nicolas Gonin. Fruit was destemmed before a seventeen day maceration. Bottled without fining or filtration. This Persan has dark violet color. On the nose, it shows a full force of aromas, with black cherry, plum and red apple. Above the fruit are expressive nuances of espresso, mint, and smoke. The palate is absolutely Alpine in character, with a salty, mineral core that drives flavors of cassis and blackberry. On the wine’s finish, orange peel, black pepper, and dark cocoa appear. I found the structure to be incredibly engaging, with an initial edge that softens with air. After a few hours, a full and tender tannic form develops. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $78.99

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2020 Vin de France "Plait-il" Rosé

The 2020 Petite Baigneuse "Plait-il" is somewhere between an orange wine and a rosé with a fairly dark pink/orange color. Made from Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Oeillade (an old version of Cinsault) the wine shows complex earthy aromas of raspberry, plum skin, tart cherry and orange peel, and a bit of funk, with sappy fruit flavors, citrus  and minerals on the palate. The finish is long, earthy and intriguing with nice length of bright raspberry, tart cherry and citrus.  A bit like the lighter  wines from L'Anglore in Tavel but a bit more natural in style - give this some time open and be pleased. 

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Romain Chamiot 2020 Vin de Savoie Apremont Jacquère

Working organically since 2017, Romain Chamiot is located under Mt. Granier in the Savoie region of Apremont. This wine comes from Jacquère planted to this land's famous limestone soils - the best place in the world to grow this grape. Incredibly sparky on the nose, with firm yellow cherry and orange zest, accompanied by spicy anise and white flowers. The palate has a lean flavor of apricot accented by salt and green herbs. Medium acidity with a zippy body leads way to a finish that is soft and relaxed. A wonderful wine, full of energy. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $19.99

Monterosso 2017 Etna Rosso Sisma

The Sisma by Monterosso is structured, with bright acidity. The 2017 vintage was hot compared to the 2016. Earthy aromas of smoke, iron, and crushed black stones mix with dark cherry and cassis on the nose. On the palate, the flavors are framed by ripe, firm tannins, with bursts of earthy red plum and blackberry/raspberry fruit. This is an assertive Nerello Mascalese, especially in contrast with the gentler character of the 2016. A few years in the cellar should allow the flavors and structure to integrate. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

Pranzegg 2014 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

From 15 year old vines planted in both guyot and pergola training systems, Pranzegg's Lagrien is fermented with submerged cap for 4 weeks, and is a deeper expression of "mountain wine."Notes of dark fruit (blackberry, plum, and cassis) mingle with mineral notes wet stone and graphite. Framed by quite bright acidity, this is a great food wine, and will pair well with anything from a steak or roast pork, to a burger or barbacue. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic

Misc. Spirits

  • vermouth
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • aperitif
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Partida Creus NV Catalunya Massís de Bonastre MUZ 1L Vermouth

One of the most exciting and tasty discoveries from a recent visit to Partida Creus was this delicious, funky Vermouth called Muz. Made with their red grapes this time around, and macerated with a mixture of local herbs, it's way too easy to drink, and should be great for mixology, though I can't attest, as I just drink it with a chill and smile. We look forward to the release every year. Please, don't hold onto this too long after opening, and only store in the fridge: this is unfortified, unsulfured vermouth.  Eben Lillie

  • vermouth
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Portugal Table

  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $8.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $18.99

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
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rhone

Alary, Denis 2019 Cairanne Estévenas

65% old-vine Grenache, 35% Syrah (Serine, 1960, cuttings from Ampuis) from south facing clay-limestone slope soils on L’Estévenas, hand harvested, destemmed, The 2019 "Estévenas" is already singing and should drink well for another 10 to 15 years! Glass-staining red/black color with very deep ripe black cherry and raspberry aromas, quite elegant with a cool menthol aspect despite the ripeness. The palate is very round and sappy with red currant, black cherry and blueberry fruit, all in an elegant frame with bright acidity and finishing with terrific length of minty red fruits and mineral flavors. Drink now, slightly cool or hold ten years, lovely wine and highly recommended. David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferrand 2018 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes

The Ferrand CDR Cuvee Antiques Vieilles Vignes is 90% Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, 5% Syrah, 2% Cinsault, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache blanc plus Clairette blanche from 3.5 hectares next to the domaine in the northern zone of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This wine was a big favorite at CSW ten years ago and we're very glad to have it back, as the 2018 is drinking beautifully as a young wine. "The color is dark red; mulberry, mixed black stone fruits, violets show in a confident, appealing aroma. The palate bears fluid gras, with a gradual increase in intensity that moves it towards the South, black olives territory. It holds lots of well struck fruit, has good spring in it, captures 2018 very well. There’s a bit of pebble grain at the end. Gives a good glimpse of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a much lesser price." Drink this lovely wine until  2029-31.

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $46.99

Rum

  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

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

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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

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

Scotch Malts

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $77.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

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
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

South America

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

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

Spain Table

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $30.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

Bodegas Akutain 2015 Rioja Crianza

Akutain is an estate that we have fallen in love with here at Chambers Street. The Riserva and Gran Riserva were revelations for us, and this Crianza is the perfect prelude, truly resembling a Riserva in style. Mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha, indigenous yeast fermentation, and aging for 1 year and 9 months in old oak and 1 year in bottle.  Leathery tannins, elegant, earthy tones, all around a total winner, and sure to be your new favorite Rioja, especially at this price point. -EL

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $52.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $52.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Partida Creus 2019 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre GT - Garrut

100% Garrut (aka Monastrell). Typically this is the darkest and boldest of the Partida Creus red wines.  Arrives Monday, April 19th.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Peciña, Hermanos de 2014 Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Peciña makes Rioja in the most traditional style, blending grapes from multiple sites and multiple varieties before extended aging in American Oak. In this case, the Crianza comes from the El Codo, El Llano” and Finca Iscorta vineyards, from vines of mainly Tempranillo with small plantings of  Garnacha and Graciano interspersed.  The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts before aging for two years in used American Oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered and rested for an additional 18 months before release. This shows all of the most classic Rioja characteristics: red fruit, dill, earth and toasted wood. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Tequila

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $174.99

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
  • $135.99

Gran Agave Tequila Blanco 40% (80 Proof)

Gran Agave is produced at the Destilaria Santa Lucia in the Jalisco Highlands. Despite being made at an incredible price, the Newton family continues to use the formula that they created back in 1940. All naturally grown Blue Agave, aged 4 to 6 years before harvest, steam-cooked without the use of a diffuser as they do with popular bulk Tequilas. The agave juice is fermented  in open-top steel tanks, double-distilled in copper pot stills, and then bottled without additives. This is our go-to for a clean, fresh, easy-to-mix with Tequila!

  • tequila
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Mezcal Tosba Espadin Oaxaca

The plots for Tosba's Espadin are scattered throughout the valley, ranging in altitude from 1100m close to the village of Lachiroig to about 600m around the palenque. The growing conditions and maturation times vary greatly. Lower down the mountain, due to the more tropical conditions,the Espadin can mature in as little as 6-7 years, while  the plots at higher elevations take up to 11 years. At the moment Edgar is co-fermenting and co-distilling plants taken from all the different parcels, but on my visit we talked about the future possibility of separating the Espadin according to terroir. Though currently we are in love with this new release. Higher proof than the earlier batches, it still retains its hallmark vivacity and acidity. The nose is all crushed rock and tropical fruit (banana!), with a faint whiff of aged Parmesan.  The palate shows notes of guava and watermelon bubblegum, with a floral element reminiscent of hibiscus. There is a hint of thyme and cardamom, along with a smoky, charcoal note. Viva Mezcal Tosba, this is sensational Espadin! Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $29.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet is sourced from a single block of the Bates Ranch Vineyard located above 1000 feet on the eastern flank of Mt. Madonna at the very southern extremity of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Farmed exclusively by winemaker Kenny Likitprakong, this dry-farmed block was planted in 1973 by local wine legends Val and Dexter Ahlgren. As with much of the Cabernet from this region, the emphasis is on structural tension. Not quite as histrionically robust or extracted as Cabernet from other parts of California, this wine has some muted cassis scarved in layers of dusty tannin and spice.  This is a style of Cabernet that would have been much easier to find in these hills back in the 1970s. 207 cases produced, with shorter extraction time, 10% whole cluster fermentation, and 25% new oak. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

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

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Ultraviolet 2020 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
  • 79 in stock
  • $17.99

United States White

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Grgich Hills 2006 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grgich Hills 2008 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $35.99

Whisky

High Wire Distilling New Southern Revival Straight Bourbon -Oloroso Fini

One of our favorite distilleries in the US is the High Wire Distilling Company. Located in Charleston, SC they seek out locally grown ingredients, distill everything in a German copper-pot still, and utilize their experience as bakers to craft spirits with a culinary eye. The most sought after spirit they make is the Jimmy Red Straight Bourbon made from the coveted, and once nearly extinct, Jimmy Red Corn. This oil-rich grain is fermented and then kept in the distillation to create a uniquely creamy mouthfeel. For this limited bottling, 30 month-old Jimmy Red Bourbon is finished in Oloroso sherry casks.

  • bourbon
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • bourbon
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99