Alsace

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2019 Alsace Fleurs Maceration

This is a maceration of Pinot Gris that we wish we had barrels of in our basement! In fact a blend of 80% Pinot Gris and 20% Pinot Noir, the wine has delicious red fruit, and tangy freshness. There's no tannin, so it should be a bit chilled. Will be a delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving feast, as it offers beautiful red fruit, sweet cranberry tang, and above all, gulpability!  EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2019 Alsace Tout Terriblement Maceration

Tout Terriblement is all Gewurztraminer from Philippe Brand, an up and coming winemaker in Alsace, whose family domaine is about 20 minutes west of Strasbourg. Aromatic, with integrated tannins. An impressive orange wine, with a brilliant bright orange hue.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
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  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
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  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Austria

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  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

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  • Biodynamic
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  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 14 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $33.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

Chignard 2018 Fleurie Les Moriers

This Beaujolais comes from one of the best sites in Fleurie; 'Les Moriers,' which borders Moulin-à-Vent. The vines are now nearly 70 years old which creates incredible concentration of flavor in the grapes. The fermentation is very traditional with whole-clusters held in vats for a week before pressing creating brightness in the wine and highlighting the floral and fresh fruit aromas that Gamay from Fleurie is famous for, while maintaining the rich, tannic structure that you see from Moulin-à-Vent.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

Descombes, Georges 2018 Morgon

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

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $32.99

Henriot, Sandrine 2018 Morgon

We're very proud to have the lovely Morgons of  Sandrine Henriot at Chambers Street.  The vines for this cuvée are 60  years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of Saint-Joseph  above Villié-Morgon. Biodynamic farming, with no SO2 added until a minimal dose before bottling. The fermentation is with wild yeasts with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The 2018 shows a bright, deep black/red color and a very perfumed nose of ripe strawberry and black raspberry fruit, quite floral and fresh. The palate is round and supple with a lovely melange of sappy black and red fruits with earth and spice. This needs to open a bit but is already a delicious Morgon that will accompany charcuterie and grilled foods this summer, peak drinking 2022 - 2026.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriot, Sandrine 2018 Morgon Fût de Chêne

The vines for this cuvée are 60  years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of Saint-Joseph  above Villié-Morgon, formerly belonging to Roland Pignard. Biodynamic farming, with no SO2 added until a minimal dose before bottling. The fermentation is with wild yeasts with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The cuvée "Fût de Chêne,"  like the Pignard "Tradition," spends 10 months in old barrels after aging in vat. The 2018 shows a deep red/black color and a bit of reduction on opening followed by elegant aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry. The aromas are a bit brighter than in the regular Morgon, and the palate shows the extended aging, being a bit more elegant and long than the regular cuvée, with earthy strawberry and raspberry fruit with a long finish of minerals, firm acidity and pretty red fruits. This will age nicely, but is delicious now, try it with grilled pork or lamb this summer.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $48.99

Bordeaux Red

Bellegrave 2010 Pomerol

This is an outstanding Pomerol from Chateau Bellegrave, which was in conversion to organic certification in 2010. While it shows the depth and structure of this excellent vintage in Bordeaux, the wine is surprisingly supple and forward, making it a delicious wine for current drinking. The aromas are ripe and rich with black fruits, cassis and blackberry with sous-bois, cocoa, spice and floral notes. The palate is firm but round, deep and elegant with complex fruit flavors backed by earth and mineral notes with good freshness and silky tannins. Decant this lovely wine  a few hours in advance if possible or cellar for five to fifteen years

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
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  • 36 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $72.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $135.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux Nout

“Nout” is a pure-fruited and grippy Margaux that is mainly sourced from Michel Théron’s younger vines of Merlot planted in the sandy soils of Macau; the remainder is Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Michel’s judicious use of more new oak for this cuvée lends structure to the blend; elevating the earthy, graphite mineral notes of the Cabernet and softening the sapid berry fruit of the Merlot for a refreshing and exquisitely textured Margaux (especially in the lean 2014 vintage). The aromas offer lovely strawberry and blood orange notes with mellow tones of cocoa, thyme, ash, and earth. The palate is silken and buoyed by bright acidity and powdery tannins. Flavors of dried red currants, citrus, and pepper play out on a long mineral finish. A great value Margaux that is drinking now and will only get better with time in the bottle.  Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux Nout

This cuvée from Michel Théron is from some of his younger vines (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) in Macau and sees 50% new oak. However, like all he produces, this bottle isn’t incoherently dense. There is a taut and assertive medley of black and red fruit on the nose, with a unique salty spark. The palate is spicy, with cassis and pepper, and savory, with jerky, miso, and mint. This wine should be experienced while youthfully bright, but it is formidable, with a hearty character that will continue to evolve over the next 15 years or more. (David Hatzopoulos)

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 28 in stock
  • $49.99

Clos Puy Arnaud 2015 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux Les Ormeaux

Grapes harvested by hand from vineyards on the plateau and slopes of the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC. The fruit breakdown is 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet France, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the cellar, fermentation is done in both cement and wood (50/50) using indigenous yeasts. Aging is done first in wood for 7 months, a quarter new and the rest one to two vintages old, before spending 12 additional months in cement.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Coutet 2016 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Coutet in St. Emilion is comprised of a single plot, 13 hectares large. The soil is a mix of limestone, sand, and clay, and the vineyard is planted to 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Never once have herbicides or pesticides touched the vineyards belonging to Chateau Coutet, a certified organic producer. The property boasts oak trees, fig trees, and orchid meadows as a measure to ensure the land’s health, and thus the quality of its grapes and wines. All vineyard work is done organically. In the cellar, juice is fermented in concrete, then 85% of the resulting wine is aged in 20% new French oak barrels. The rest is aged in concrete vats.  Aging lasts 18 months before bottling.

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Peybonhomme 2018 Premières Côte de Blaye Cru Bourgeois

Biodynamic farming,  native yeast fermentations, superb value –all phrases not typically associated with Bordeaux. Yet, each year the Hubert family provides us with just that in their staple cuvee from the Côte de Blaye. The Cru Bourgeois is a blend of mostly Merlot with Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Malbec. Generously aromatic  owing to the limestone/clay soils in which it is grown, the 2018 offers crushed violets, cassis, and rhubarb on the nose. The palate shows the warm vintage with finesse. Cascades of ripe red fruit, black currant, and spice, with supple tannins and an undercurrent of chalky minerality. This is a great addition to the dinner table alongside grilled meat, roast chicken and stews or sipped on its own, drink over the next 5 to 8 years.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2018 Vin de France (Médoc) Arrives Jan 19

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. The 2018 Planquette is considerably riper and forward than usual, weighing in at 15%  alcohol, but retaining it's normal vibrant character - it will be delicious as a young wine, although it will certainly cellar nicely as well. The 2018 shows very ripe cassis and blackberry aromas with licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and earth. The palate is dense, deep and velvety, with black fruit liqueur, earth and mineral flavors. The mid-palate is elegant with a core of chalky black fruit and minerals that continues in the long finish. This is a beautiful Bordeaux of terroir, unfettered by additives, over-extraction or new oak, showing lovely flavors of fruit and earth and perfect balance despite the weight and ripeness of the vintage. Delicious now, but perhaps best 2025 to 2035+.  Thank you, Didier Michaud! This superb and soulful wine is highly recommended and a great value.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 53 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

We're extremely happy to have the wines of Guillemot-Michel back at Chambers Street! Along with Jean and Gautier Thevenet, and Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes, they are making white Burgundies with more depth and minerality than anything comparably priced in the Cote D'Or. The 2018 Quintaine is a gorgeous white Burgundy, showing a brilliant pale gold color and complex aromas of poached pear, almond, candied lemon, kiwi, stone and lime-flower, elegant and quite beautiful. The palate is round and dense, a bit riper than the 2017, with firm acidity, showing cool stone fruits and citrus with caramel, stone and mineral flavors. The finish is long and very mineral, with chalky white fruits lingering on the palate. This is a young wine, give it some time in a carafe if possible. (At a recent tasting, the 1989 and 1990 were showing beautifully, so put a few in the cellar!) Beautiful wine - congratulations to Pierrette, Marc, Sophie and son-in-law Gautier!

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

Created in 2017, this cuvee is issued from grapes in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard, vinified in amphora of 800 liters. The 65 year-old vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" an old root-stock obtained in 1880, giving very low yields with magnificent small grapes, of a deep gold color. The 2018 Retour a la Terre presents the exotic notes typical of the domaine with an extra dimension of expression due to the respiration of the amphora. The small grapes of "Champ-Rond" ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol -  they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the elevage in amphora gives the wine a great purity. Tasted at the domaine in January 2020, the wine showed elegant floral, white fruit, apricot, lemon and stone aromas. The palate was round, dense and silky with fabulous length. This is a superb white Burgundy that is delicious now and will cellar beatifully for fifteen to twenty years. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2019 Côte de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site on the Montagne de Beaune with soils comprised of gravel and clay over limestone. Stone fruit and pear skin, white flowers and wet stone on the nose. Bright and fresh aromatically. The mid-weight palate is racy but full and dense due to the low yields  of 2019,  with fresh orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Serve wth seared scallops, halibut or other full-flavored fish. This is lovely ripe and vibrant Chardonnay from a unique vineyard site - drink over the next 5 to 8 years.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champagne

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

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  • 4 in stock
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  • $169.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

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  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

Godmé, Hugues 2009 Verzenay Grand Cru Millésimé

Comprised of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, organically farmed on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. Hugues Godmé is a hidden gem in the world of grower bubbles, when in my estimation he should be a household name. The 2009 Millésime presents a pale yellow golden robe with a fine bead and soft mousse. The nose offers stone fruit and biscuity aromas with wet stone and hints of apple blossom. The palate offers pinpoint balance between ripeness and mineral precision, with stone fruit flavors vying with chalky minerality at its core, with just enough of the cool northern slope herbaceous character to temper the vintage's ripeness and express the classic Verzy/Verzenay terroir. This is a gorgeous example of the vintage and highly recommended. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

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  • rosé sparkling
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  • 2 in stock
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  • $274.99

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  • 6 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 48 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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Sélèque, JM NV Base 16 Solessence 7 Villages Rosé Extra Brut disg. 3/19

Comprised of  45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Pinot Noir. Organically farmed with biodynamic methods. Disgorged 3/19, 3 grams dosage. The wine has a pale salmon robe, lively bead, and frothy mousse. The nose offers effusive aromas of wild strawberry, green tea, mineral smoke, and cherry stone. The palate is dry and racy with red fruits, apple skin, and a fine, filigreed bead of chalky minerality forming the core within. This has fine lift and cut leading to a penetrating, lingering finish. I'd love to enjoy this with salmon crudo or rare yellowfin tuna, or better yet an assortment of omakase tempura from our friends at Secchu Yokota. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

Cote-de-Beaune

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  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels.Even with the minimal extraction practiced at the estate, the 2018 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense, elegant and chalky with blackberry, earth, bitter chocolate and minerals with terrific length of black fruits, earth and juicy acidity. Given the weight and ripeness of the vintage, the wine still seems balanced and frames the copious fruit in ample acidity and tannin. This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth and should be a superb mature wine as well, with a long life ahead of it...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

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  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

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  • Biodynamic
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • $249.99

Domaine Trapet 2018 Bourgogne Rouge

Produced from young-vine Gevrey, this is a terrific Bourgogne. The fruit is bright red, full of wild strawberries and cherries, and the feeling of weightlessness here is what makes Burgundy special. The finish is more salty and cool, after the peppery spice-driven Passtoutgrains. You will be left wondering where the bottle went. Sam Ehrlich


** Wines arrive 12.2.20**

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Trapet 2018 Cote de Nuits-Village Meix Fringuet

This is sourced from vines in Marsannay and the character is distinctly different. The fruit is just a touch darker, with a floral note that suggests violets as well as roses. In the mid-palate, there is a brambly forest-y character that gives extra dimension and savoriness. The sense of limestone here is quite stark and there is good grip and structure, particularly for the level. This will age well in the mid-term and would make a great addition to the cellar at a relative bargain. Sam Ehrlich

**These will arrive Wednesday 12/2**

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $219.99

Fourrier 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines

.87 hectares dating from 1928. Located north of Champeaux and Les St. Jacques. A warm climat that ripens consistently; a touch backwards in its youth, with time in the cellar gains depth and sophistication.

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $799.99

Trapet 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains A Minima

A lovely foot in the door to the Trapet lineup, this is a classic 50/50 split of Pinot Noir and Gamay. It feels exceptionally Gamay-forward, with fresh raspberry and strawberry fruit and a peppery spicy finish. There is a lovely sense of snap and crunch here. Tons of fun and one to stock up on. Sam Ehrlich


**Any orders will not be available until Wednesday 12.2**

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  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

Germany

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

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  • 22 in stock
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  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder 1.5L

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
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ziereisen 2016 Baden Pinot Noir Schulen

The last of a bevy of samples from a grower I didn’t really know, but whose wines have really made me take notice. Zeireisen 2016 Spa¨tburgunder “Schulen.”The vines are grown organically in limestone soils interspersed with alluvial stones. Vinification is with native yeasts and the wine sees a bit of new oak.  I’ll admit I’m not inclined toward most Spätburgunder as the wines from the early aughts combined ego and cooperage absolutely obliterating any sense of terroir--a shame really. But between Wasenhaus, Enderle and Moll (and of course the dazzling Hofgut Falkensatein sui generis bottling), we seem to be in something of a renaissance (though given the recent leaps and bounds perhaps naissance is a more accurate term). The robe is a dark ruby. The nose offers pretty aromas of Keemun Imperial tea, wild cherry, cassis, and wild violets. The palate is lithe, and displays beautiful equipoise between the just-verging-on-lush black fruit, and a zangy, pungently stony mineral core. The mid-palate shows dimension without veering into ‘zaftig’ and gives way to a mouthwatering, lean—though but by no means austere—finish. Delicious now, but given how this has opened up over the last couple of hours, there’s plenty of complexity forthcoming and I’d feel comfortable laying a few bottles down for the next 4-7 years. This balances freshness and earthiness deftly and is well worth a look. Fabulous with pan-roasted magret of duck with donabe kabocha squash, and braised baby bock choi. This is truly exciting Spa¨tburgunder and if I found this kicking around in Marsannay or Maranges, I’d be living the glamorous life of importer, chasing down my C.O.D. accounts. Good stuff, friends. As we “in the biz” say, “the real f'in’ deal.” John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy Piedmont

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  • 7 in stock
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Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

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  • Organic
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Chiesa, Carlo 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Carlo Chiesa is one of the few producers of the Roero that we trust to deliver wines with a sense of place. That said, this bottle is produced with grapes from the Langhe hills to the south. It's weighty crimson cherry in color. On the nose, wild herbs and fresh red berries pair up for an attractive bouquet. Upon opening, the palate proved tense in structure, but came around to a balanced mouthfeel of good tannin and high acid. Black cherry fruit and crushed dark stones on the tongue. A pleasant bottle to open now, a great example of what 2018 Langhe is bringing to the market Nebbiolo-wise. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

Clerico, Francesco 2015 Barbera d'Alba

All of Francesco Clerico’s wines (Barbera, Barolo, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo) could be used in a class as textbook examples of traditional Langhe wine. Clerico’s certified-organic vines are in Bussia di Monforte (mostly in the Colonello sub-zone of Bussia Soprana, and also in Bussia Dardi), an easy walk from his cantina in Borgata Bussia Soprana - like the wines, a hamlet that feels as though time has passed by. 2015 was a good year for Barbera in general; Clerico’s is cool, deep, and lifted, with lovely balance between bright plummy fruit and earthy, savory and forest-y notes. It makes perfect sense for Thanksgiving, as it should work well with all of the varied components of the meal, even the cranberry. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Colombera & Garella 2016 Bramaterra

"Bramaterra 2016 is 80 % Nebbiolo, 10 % Vespolina, 10 % Croatina, the vineyard is located in Masserano on a volcanic brown soil. Fermentation was in concrete with 38 days of maceration for the Nebbiolo grapes. After we blend the 3 varietes and we wait the spring for the natural malolactic. The wine aged for 2 years in a botte 6000 L." Wine info sent directly from Giacomo Colombera

The Colombera & Garella 2016 'Cascina Cottignano' Bramaterra has a color of dark cherry. The nose has expressive, plump red fruits, like cherry and raspberry, along with a hint of flowery perfume. These aromas float above a distinctly savory character, which I found to be reminscent of fresh, dark-green seagrass - salty and rich, not bitter or vegetal. On the palate, the wine shows a medley of black and red berries, before a long, herbaceous finish. It has a ripe mouthfeel with lovely, tempered acidity, flashy stoniness, and a broad blanket of medium-level tannin. David Hatzopoulos

**Wine Arrives 10/20**

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

Conterno, Giacomo 1937 Barolo Riserva (vintage handwritten)

The former owner of the Giacomo Conterno bottles in this offer writes: “As you know, Aldo and Giovanni Conterno divided property in the early 1980s after the death of their father. They also divided the bottles which at that time were still in the cellar, many dating back decades. Among them the 1927 and 1937 – all still without labels. Both Aldo and Giovanni Conterno used their 1960s / early 70s labels when the sold the old bottles. However for the vintage indication they had to improvise something, and they wrote the vintage by hand. Apparently Aldo Conterno also sold his part of the old vntages (I have never seen any so far) and he used his own labels from the 60s.”

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • red
  • 13 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $112.99

Monte Bernardi 2018 Chianti Classico Retromarcia

Retromarcia means “to back up” or “to reverse” and is Michael Schmelzer’s reference to an old approach to Chianti that is hard to find today, focused on allowing the character of Sangiovese to show above everything else.  The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese composed of young vines planted on a mix of galestro and sandstone soils.  The grapes are fermented with native yeast on the skins for 2 weeks in stainless steel and then raised in a mixture of old barrels and unlined concrete tanks for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. In the glass, the wine has a deep red center, with pale red edges. The nose is enticing, with wild red berries, stems and leaves, fragrant warm spices, and a hint of freshly cracked coconut. On the palate, the wine is plummy, with red and black stone fruit. There is a nuance of cocoa and a long minty finish. As a classic Chianti should be, the acidity is mouthwatering, warming up the palate for a range of food.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy White

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $79.99

Picariello 2018 Fiano d'Irpinia

The 2018 Fiano Irpinia is declassified Fiano Avellino, from the estate's organically farmed younger vines. The soil composed of volcanic clay, loam, and silt. Fruit is picked by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation is done in stainless, and aging for 6 months follows, also in stainless steel. No fining, no filtering, and aged in bottle 3 more months before release. The wine is a clear lemon in color. On the nose, the wine offers lemon and lime zest, with a soft aroma of beeswax and fresh green grass. As it warms, there are deeper smells of muddled white flowers, green tea, and salt. The palate is delicious, with tangy yellow orchard fruits like pear and apple, dried apricot and bitter herbs. So alive, with balanced acidity and a great, lapping mouthfeel, which any drinker will catch themselves swishing. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 51 in stock
  • no discount
  • $11.99

Loire

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Peu Muleau

Peu Muleau is located on the upper part of the hill in Bourgueil, just below the forest, on Cenozoic eolian sands with iron, clay and altered limestone tuffeau. The vines are around 35 years old, and farmed biodynamically. The maceration lasts less than 20 days. Aging is done in a mix of tank and large used barrels with less and less oak. This is the earliest drinking single-vineyard cuvée, always on the raspberry and wild violet with very supple tannins, but you can keep it up to 5 years without a problem. Peu Muleau is always more linear than Les Galichets - it does not have the same clay-gravel flesh, dancing on its feet with great elegance. The 2015 shows a bright red color and aromas that are more earth than fruit with subtle raspberry, strawberry, citrus and spice. The palate is a lovely blend of earth and red fruits,fairly tight but quite elegant with firm acidity and mineral flavors blending with raspberry and violet in the finish. Warning - not a fruit bomb and best suited to those who like some rocks in their wine. Best to decant or cellar 3 - 5 years.  David Lillie  (Travelogue - On one of our early visits to the Loire, we were driving through the Coteaux du Loir, then headed south over the hills to descend into Bourgueil. This is the site of "Peu Muleau," as you come over the top of the hills, through the forest, with suddenly the Loire Valley revealed below, with the fabulous light, and the vineyards sloping gradually down to the river. ..)

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $499.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

Grange Tiphaine 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clef de Sol Blanc

Clef de Sol means treble clef and is a tribute to music, Damien being an accomplished clarinetist and Coralie a choir singer. Clef de Sol is a blend of different southern exposed plots located in Montlouis on sandy perruches, i.e. clay and flint over tuffeau. The vines are mostly 80 years old, and farmed biodynamically. Hand-harvested mid-september, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and the cellar, whole-cluster pressed, then fermented in barrels (225 and 400 l) in the underground cellar. Fermentations are spontaneous and malo occurs, without making the wine lose its tension. The wine is aged for a year on the fine lees, and lightly filtered with a sulfur dioxide adjustment. Clef de Sol is without a doubt a benchmark wine for Montlouis, in the line of François Chidaine’s Les Bournais but drier, with more density and less oak than Jacky Blot’s cuvées. 2018 is a superb, powerful expression of the wine, yet the weight is really well balanced by the chalky acidity. Think Savennières meets Brézé, with specific smoky notes coming from the Montlouis flint. Aromatically, this Chenin shows more its floral side, with a lot of lemon-verbena and linden, quinine, peach pit and salt. The oak is very well balanced, with just a hint of white tobacco. The finish is really impressive. I would recommend to cellar this bottle for a year or two before drinking (at least, it will also be great in 15 years). If you open it today, serve it a Burgundy glass not too cold. Pair it with grilled crayfish with tarragon butter, artichokes barigoule or mild blue cheese. 100% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Les Capriades 2018 Vin de France Pynoz Rosé

The beautiful 2018 "Pynoz" is from 30 to 80 year-old vines, 50/50 Pinot Noir and Pineau d'Aunis, grown on stony clay/limestone soils. The artistry of Pascal Potaire and Moses Gadouche produces this perfectly balanced Pet'Nat Rosé that spends 24 months sur lie before bottling. Tasted in February 2020, this youthful wine showed subtle raspberry and floral aromas and a fresh, silky palate  that will open up nicely over the next few years, although it's remarkably delicious now as well...

  • rosé
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Capriades 2019 VdF Méthode Ancestrale Pet'Sec

The lovely 2019 Les Capriades "Pet' Sec" is made from 30 to 70 year-old vines of Chardonnay, Menu Pineau and Sauvignon Blanc grown in the home vineyard in Faverolles-en-Berry and in the Cher Valley. This is just delicious with the perfect balance, silky palate and fine mousse of all the Capriades wines showing floral pear, quince and green apple - it's easy drinking and refreshing, a perfect aperitif anytime of the year or serve with oysters, charcuterie and mild cheeses.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Luneau-Papin 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "L" d'Or Granit Vallet

2019 is a  great vintage for the Luneau-Papin "L" d'Or in a ripe, dense style that makes it a superb Muscadet for current drinking and medium-term aging as well.  The wine shows a fairly ripe gold color and complex aromas including pear, almond, stone, citrus and exotic fruit with anise and herbs. The palate is dense and long with ripe yellow and white fruits, almond and marzipan, really delicious, with the wine's unique granitic acidity hidden below the creamy, sapid fruit. The wine remains a good candidate for aging -  it's Luneau-Papin's only cuvee on a granite subsoil (granit a deux micas in Vallet) having a different character than the granite soils in Clisson or Chateau Thebaud. The vines are approximately 50 years old and and are farmed with organic and biodynamic methods. Vintages going back to 1989 of the L  d'Or are superb now, but this  very young 2019 would be perfect today with full-flavored fish dishes such as halibut and monkfish or with lobster and even white meats in sauce. David Lillie     

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pépière 2019 Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Côt "La Pépie"

100% Cot (Malbec) grown on rocky, granite-rich soils. The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, with only the free-run juice used for the wine. It is fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, followed by around five months of aging in stainless steel. The 2019 Cot shows lush blackberry aromas with earth and spice. Without influence of oak, this is pure Malbec, with good structure and elegant black fruit. The moderate alcohol (12%) contributes to making this a versatile and refreshing red to serve with charcuterie, roast chicken, pork dishes and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François & Julien 2017 Vouvray Brut

Many of you may instinctively reach for the Pinon Vouvray Non-Dosé, and while that is an excellent and refreshing example of sparkling Chenin Blanc, you should absolutely not dismiss the utter deliciousness of the Brut! The Chenin's of Pinon are some of the best in Vouvray due to their impeccable farming, diversity of clay, limestone, and silex soils, and deliberate, albeit low-intervention, cellar work. The Vouvray Brut comes from ~45 year-old vines that hand-harvested during the first pass of the season. It is made in the traditional method with two years resting on the lees before disgorgement with 9g r/s. On the nose is a just baked pie with pear and apricot, a bit of honey and dried chamomile, and on the palate are soft, persistent bubbles (it even stayed alive after two days in the fridge!) and a textured mineral-driven finish. Perfectly balanced to be just the slightest bit off-dry owing to the vibrant acidity, it will be delightful as an aperitif or with a selection charcuterie and cheese. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières Le Clos des Molières

 From 30 year-old Chenin Blanc vines in a mid-slope parcel of thin clay and silex soils on limestone, yields of 25 hl/ha, certified organic with biodynamic methods as well, fermented and aged in 4 to 6 year-old barriques. The wine shows subtle aromas of lemon verbena, dried pear and apple, chalk and stone, with hints of honeysuckle, almond and anise. The palate is very earthy and mineral with a chalky texture and subtle white fruits, citrus, and anise, scintillating and long, surprisingly delicate for a 2018.  Not densely fruited, it's a wine of contemplation that will open up nicely with time. Serve now with a mildly flavored ceviche, grilled fish, goat cheesees or hold for ten+  years. This is a lovely Jasnières, bravo to Sebastien Cornille.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2019 Coteaux du Loir La Belle D'Aunis

The talented Sébastien Cornille is making some of the most beautiful wines in Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir - The 2018 "Belle d'Aunis" is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from old vines in clay with silex soils over limestone in the Coteaux du Loir; 15 day semi-carbonic maceration, slow pressing and assembly with the "jus de goutte" followed by aging in 3 to 4 year-old barrels. The 2019 shows a lovely dark red/garnet color and penetrating aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, and violet, earthy and deep, really lovely. The palate is dense and ripe with a bit of skin tannin, but supple and bright with very sapid black raspberry liqueur  backed by firm and refreshing acidity in the long juicy finish. (Eric Pfifferling meets Pineau D'Aunis?)  This is quite delicious and should develop nicely with some time in the bottle. Serve with grilled pork or lamb, a farm chicken. David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2019 Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette

Sebastien Cornille's lovely "Guinguette" is made from a blend of 80% Pineau d’Aunis and 20% Gamay sourced from 30+-year-old vines in the Coteaux du Loir in organic/ biodynamic farming. It undergoes semi-carbonic maceration for 20 days in tank before the Pineau d’Aunis is pressed off to be aged in neutral barrique and the Gamay in tank. The 2019 is a beautiful version of "Guinguette"with pretty and very complex aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, violet, citrus, white pepper and earth, really lovely.  The palate is sapid and ripe with dense chalky  red fruits coated in firm earthy acidity. As with many 2019 Loire reds, the alcohol is higher than usual but it remains a thirst quenching and relatively light wine that should be served quite cool. Lovely with charcuterie, any lighter meat dishes and mild cheeses or just sipped by itself.  Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $19.99

Misc. Burgundy

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

 From 10 to 50 year-old vines grown on limestone soils (Middle Jurassic!) in the commune of Aluze, Cotes Chalonnaise, certified organic since 1999. This is a lovely Bourgogne Rouge, showing the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but in a medium-bodied, balanced and bright style that is quite delicious!  Vivid aromas of black cherry, raspberry, violet and pepper, with a bright palate of blackberry and spicy red-currant/cherry fruit framed in mineral flavors and firm acidity. Delicious now served cool, it will benefit from decanting or a few years in the cellar as well. DL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Cote Chalonnaise Gardes Remi

The 2019 "Les Gardes Rémi" is a new wine for Les Champs de l'Abbaye, coming from a parcel of 75 year-old vines in the Côte Chalonnaise, harvested late at optimum ripeness. (Not yet certified organic) This is "for lovers of mature, opulent Pinot Noir" says winemaker Alain Hasard.  The wine was aged in a percentage of new oak to frame the lush fruit.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $24.99

Misc. France

Belluard 2018 Vin de Savoie Grandes Jorasses

The Grandes Jorasses comes from 100% Altesse, produced by Dominique Belluard. The grapes are grown with southern exposure, on soil of clay and limestone. The average vine age is 10 years. The Altesse is hand harvested before a long, 4 month fermentation with natural yeasts. Malo occurs spontaneously afterwards. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $55.99

Domaine de L'Octavin 2018 VDF Zerlina

Pinot Noir and Trousseau from the Curon parcel in Arbois. Estate fruit.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $64.99

  • No Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2017 Arbois Brutal

Purportedly Gamay and Chardonnay 50/50. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • No Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2018 Arbois Commendatore

From Alice Bouvot's 50+ year old Trosseau vines. Estate fruit.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $142.99

  • No Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2018 Arbois Poulsard Hip Hip J

This is a project that sees Alice Bouvot working with fruit from Domaine du Pelican, another Jura estate that is certified Organic (not sure if they are also Biodynamic like Alice). Poulsard fermented with skins of Chardonnay. 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2018 Arbois Ptit Poussot

All Chardonnay from Alice Bouvot's small parcel called "Poussot." Estate fruit. 

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

Domaine des Mathouans 2018 Vin de France Le Bon, Le Brute et le Carignan

The Mathouans "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
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2018 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
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Macaline (Macabeo)

"MacAline" is Aline Hock's wine of Macabeu grown biodynamically on the black schist terroirs of the Agly Valley associated with Roussillon's Maury region. Yields were 25 hl/ha in 2019, alcohol is 13.5%.  Aromatically rich and pungent (as fuller-bodied and higher alcohol Macabeu tends to be), it shows generous ripe citrus, honey and dried apricot on the nose. Given the fruit-driven intensity of the aromatics, its full-bodied palate is surprisingly nutty and savory, with notes of almond intermingled with dried apricot, finishing with iodine and sea salt. Drink with crab, shrimp and grits, cheddar cheeses, or bacon-wrapped dates.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Mine de Rien

This wine from Aline Hock in the Agly Valley of Roussillon is produced from the Muscat Petit Grains grown biodynamically on schist soils. Vinified semi-carbonic on the skins for about 20 days, it pours a hazy yellow in the glass. On the nose it bursts with classic Muscat aromas: orange blossom, fresh grapes, honeydew melon and chamomile. "Mine de Rien" is full-bodied and shows bright mandarin orange, minerality and a gentle herbal note on the palate and finishes dry and saline. The wine has an exciting tension between density and bright citrus and salinity, complemented by its exuberantly fruit and flower driven aromatic character. Drink now with lighter Mediterranean food or warmly spiced chicken dishes: think olives and feta, tagines, or even jerk chicken. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Fleur

The 2018 Jonc Blanc "Fleur" is a gorgeous and complex wine from 45% old-vine Semillon (70+ years old), Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris from Franck and Isabelle Pascal in Bergerac, Biodynamic farming on limestone with clay and sandy soils,  vinification without additives, aging for 18 months on the lees in cuve inox, bottled with a small addition of SO2, 20mg/l total. The 2018 Fleur is a lovely wine showing floral aromas of ripe citrus, melon and pear; the palate is ripe, supple and refreshing with ripe white fruits, quite generous and backed with firm acidity and saline/mineral flavors in the very long finish. Far from the typical varietal Sauvignon, this is a rich complex white of great character that willl acccompany cheeses and white meats and is a delicious aperitif. David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Fruit

The delicious 2018 Jonc Blanc "Fruit" is a bland of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from a clay/limestone hillside in biodynamic regenerative agriculture (100% green cover all year) 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV VDF Mosseaux

This is a fun, refreshing traditional method sparkler from winemaker/farmer Geraud Fromont in the Jura. 100% Chardonnay, with most of the blend from the 2018 harvest, is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for 15 months before bottling with no dosage and no SO2. On the nose is firm golden apple and crushed white rock, and on the palate is apple, fresh grass, a bit of sea-salt, and  a touch of bitter herbs, with very soft bubbles. A solid choice for aperitif, that's meant to be fun and not overly complex.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

Puech Redon (Eric Texier/Cyril Cuche) 2019 VdF Pour de Vrai Vin Petillant Artisanal et Nat

A collaboration between our good friend Eric Texier, and a biodynamic farmer named Cyril Cuche. Cyril’s family owns a massive chunk of land, which he has been working organically and biodynamically for over a decade. The estate has always practiced polyculture with wild forest, grains, vines, and more, all contributing to the biodiversity. Without any winemaking experience, Cyril turned to Eric Texier to help produce a wine with wild yeast fermentation and no added SO2. This is a frothy and refreshing rosé Pet-Nat that is unfiltered and quite delicate on the palate. A great choice for a thirst quenching afternoon bottle and a must try for fans of ancestral style Pet Nats.  -Eben

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $59.99

Tissot, Stephane NV Crémant du Jura Blanc de Noir

This is a stellar 100% Pinot Noir, traditional method sparkler from the Jura. 2017 proved difficult in the Jura, and the other grapes (both red and white) that would have gone into this bottle of bubbly were destroyed before reaching maturity, which left only Pinot for the wine. With most of the base wine matured in barrel, the wine is unfined, unfiltered and contains zero added S02. The grapes are all grown with Demeter-certified practices and the wines are made with very low intervention. The nose is spicy, with apple and pear aromas. The palate is a mix of flavors, ranging from pear to zesty cherry skin. A truly special sparkling from our friends in the Jura.

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Misc. Italy

Madonna delle Grazie 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Bauccio

Bauccio is a special selection of 50+ year old vines in the Liscone vineyard. After fermentation in open-topped wood, the wine is matured in large tonneau; the wood seems to integrate seamlessly. The 2013 has a dark purple robe. Violets, leather, cassis, black fruits and leather mingle on the nose. The palate is muscular and ripe and it’s quite a mouthful: black brambly fruit and plum stone, a bit of game, obsidian stone, and cracked pepper. Rich, but deft, this has firm, but fine-grained tannins and a bit of mineral smoke on the after aromas. This is still young and probably in need of a year or two more in the cellar, but delicious and quite satisfying with a lamb ragu with mezze maniche, chilis, mint, and pecorino with enough freshness to make the mouth water in anticipation of the next sip and bite. A fine Aglianico Del Vulture that veers more towards elegant than rustic, while still capturing the wild character of the DOC. Fine stuff and treat with richer dishes. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Misc. Spirits

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Amaro Dopo Teatro 500ml

The 'Dopo Teatro', originally designed as an after theatre digestif, this is a great option for anyone looking for a red vermouth with a little more bite. The base is a Vermouth di Torino, aromatized with chiretta flowers and cincona bark (the ingredient used to make quinine). The mix of bitter and sweet makes this a perfect pairing for dark chocolate desserts, and great in whiskey drinks. Try this in your next Manhattan!

  • vermouth
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo 24%

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
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

New Zealand

Quartz Reef NV Central Otago Methode Traditionelle Brut Rosé

Central Otago has been building its reputation for excellent sparkling wine, and this is a perfect example. The stunning Bendigo Estate vineyard is one of only six in the region to receive Demeter certification. Though they are at a high elevation and at the southernmost latitude for viticulture, the Bendigo sub-region is one of the warmest pockets in Central Otago, and their sun-drenched north-facing slopes bring much needed ripeness to the Pinot Noir. The name Quartz Reef refers to the large quartz deposits in Bendigo, which gives this traditional method sparkler a crystalline mineral quality. The wine spends a minimum of 18 months on the lees and is bottled with 3 g/l of residual sugar. Bright, crisp, and elegant are the words that come to mind with notes of just ripe raspberries, strawberries in fresh cream, a touch brioche. Excellent as an aperitif and worked very well with prosciutto and melon. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rippon 2019 Wanaka Lake Gewurztraminer

I know what you're thinking, "why would I drink Gewurztraminer from New Zealand?", but hear me out. This is one of the finest expressions of an oft misunderstood variety, that I have ever had. Rippon has always been a trail-blazer, having planted the first vitus vinifera vines in Central Otago. They never irrigate and have been farming biodynamically since 2003 to support the health of the soil and their team. The Gewurztraminer vines were planted between 1986-93 on their own rootstock. The juice is kept on the skins for two days and then 10% is reserved to be fermented off-dry, with the remaining 90% fermented dry before being blended together. This makes the final wine the slightest bit off-dry, giving it great balance between the remarkably high acidity (for this variety), that kiss of sugared apricot from the off-dry reserve, and long mineral finish recalling the schist and loess soils. The aromatics are bursting with notes of white lilies and stone fruit, but instead of being overpowering it is tempered by a salty savory note from the extended lees aging. Drink this with spicy thai food or on its own as you envision this gorgeous, lakeside New Zealand vineyard. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Portugal Table

Adega Regional de Colares 2014 Colares Arenae Malvasia (500 ml)

Malvasia de Colares is an aromatic white grape that delivers salinity and texture, with subtle petrol notes on the nose, and a long finish. The '14 from Adega Regional was great when tasted at the winery in February of 2018. Definitely a textbook Colares white that should age well for the next 10+ years.   EL

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $29.99

Folias de Baco 2020 Douro Uivo - Pet-Nat Curtido

A delightful skin contact Pet-Nat from Tiago Sampaio at Folias de Baco. All Moscatel Galego, a local Muscat found in the Douro, the wine has lovely floral aromas, with a delicately textured mouthfeel and fine mousse. Aside from some cloudiness to the wine, there is nothing funky about it, and it definitely excels in the refreshment department. Though tasted solo, it should be great with fried foods, salads, and vegetarian fare, though may be too dry to pair with spicy or sweet dishes. This wine has arrived a season too early but if you want some Spring in your step, search no further.   EL

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $8.99

Mouraz, Casa de 2016 Dão Tinto

Sara Dionísio and António Lopes Ribeiro are at the forefront of organic (certified) and biodynamic wine growing in Portugal. And the wines keep getting better and better! This red is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Água Santa, Tinta Pinheira and Baga from multiple vineyards planted on granitic soils in the Dão, fermented with native yeasts and raised in neutral French barrels for 8 months. Medium-full bodied. 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Mouraz, Casa de 2018 Dão Branco

A delicious and curious white blend of Encruzado, Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal-Branco, Rabo-de-Ovelha, Fernão-Pires, Uva-Cão, Síria e outras... and probably a few other un-confirmed varieties. The idea for Sara and Dionisio, is to present a white that has all the character of the Dão: a field blend that can transport us to their home. It's textured, with a touch of almond skin, herbs and white flowers. Fermentation is in stainless steel after 1 day of skin contact. Aging on the lees for 8 months before bottling. -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Quinta da Mariposa 2016 Dao Vinho Tinto

Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s Tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs. JDC

  • red
  • 72 in stock
  • $14.99

Quinta do Regueiro 2018 Alvarinho Secreto

This is not your bargain bin Vinho Verde, this is some serious Alvarinho! Vibrant and plenty aromatic while carrying a richer, fuller weight than many of the lean, slightly spritzy Vinho Verde's that are common. Notes of ripe, juicy peach and tangerine with a burst of fresh jasmine and a salty minerality.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $18.99

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Branco Brut Nature

A lively sparkling wine made from 40% Bical, 35$ Maria Gomes, and 25% Arinto from the Bairrada region in Portugal. The nose shows a fresh and energetic medley of almond, pear, thyme and white flowers. The palate is crisp and refreshing with fine minerality, with notes of bright citrus and flowers. An excellent aperitif, or can be paired with a mild cheeses or a light seafood dish. JDC

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

Rhone

Banneret 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Banneret estate dates back to 1405 and is now run by the Vidal family. Located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a vineyard strewn with 'galets' to warm the vines, many of which are over 80 years old. The blend used is 60% Grenache from their highest parcels (close to the famous Rayas vineyard), 10% Syrah from near Bois de Boursan, and 10% Mourvèdre from near the Rhône River. The remaining 20%  is comprised of the 10 other grapes that are permitted in the appellation adding a unique quality to this classic wine. Everything is co-fermented in concrete tanks and then aged for 18 months in Burgundian oak.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

Bois de Boursan 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Although winemaker Jean-Paul Versino is now making a separate "modern" cuvee, this is his Tradition — an old-fashioned Chateauneuf that even in 2007 is structued and complex with the ability to age nicely for 15 to 20 years. 65% Grenache, 15 % Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% "various".

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

Paris, Vincent 2015 Cornas Granit 60

The Paris Cornas "Granit 60" is from 100 year-old vines in "Les Mazards," 65 year-old vines in "Patou" and 24 year-old vines in "Sauman." The grapes are partially de-stemmed then undergo a 2-3 week vinification with wild yeasts. The wine ages in two to ten year-old barrels and is bottled un-filtered. About 400 to 500 cases are produced.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Rousset 2018 Saint-Joseph

From a one-half hectare parcel of 60 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, a cool, late-ripening terroir with clay, sand and stones over firm granite. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 2 to 5 year-old barrels. Although normally overshadowed by the Rousset's superb Crozes "les Picaudieres," the 2018 Saint-Joseph is a great success in this rather forward vintage - and was also vinified with a percentage of stems included to bring freshness and structure. The wine shows a dark black/red color with deep aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with plum, licorice, earth and smoke - quite ripe but with nice brightness as well. The palate is quite dense and supple with ripe black fruits and hints of blueberry, dark chocolate, black olive and roast meats  which continue in the long finish with pronounced mineral flavors and firm acidity. The Rousset Saint-Joseph is normally somewhat austere and tightly structured when young, but the 2018 will be quite delicious as a young wine if decanted for a few hours. Despite the more forward aspect, there is plenty of structure here for aging, best perhaps 2022 to 2036.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

Rousset 2018 Crozes-Hermitage

 From hillside vineyards in Erome, Gervans and Crozes, mostly granite with some limestone/clay, average age 45 years, aged 30% in foudre, 70% in one to 7 year-old burgundy barrels. This is no "ordinary" Crozes-Hermitage, but a real wine of terroir from great vineyard sites, all on hillsides. The 2018 is a bit riper than the 2017 with lush aromas of blackberry, blueberry, rose, musk and citrus. The palate is rich and supple, balanced and long, showing ripe red and black fruit liqueur lifted by floral notes and citrusy acids and finishing with nice mineral flavors, smoky notes and supple fruit.  This is a very pretty Crozes to drink over the next 5 - 8 years, and a great value! David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

Rousset 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Les Picaudières

Les Picaudières is perhaps the best vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage, formerly owned by Raymond Roure and now tended by Stéphane Rousset. It's a steep slope of granite terraces, isolated in an oak forest facing due south and protected from the wind. (In the opinion of Livingston-Learmonth in "Wines of the Northern Rhône" wine from Les Picaudières is "certainly better" than many Hermitage from the eastern part of the hill.) The vines range from 20 to 80 years-old. The grapes are hand-harvested and mostly de-stemmed. The wine ages 16 months, 40% in foudre, 60% in burgundy barrels, new to 5 year-old.  In 2018 Stephane fermented somewhat with whole clusters to bring freshness and structure in this very ripe year. The wine shows a deep red/black color with an elegant melange of ripe blackberry, black cherry and blueberry with bitter chocolate, black olive, earth and menthol. The palate shows bright berry liqueurs with deeper earthy black fruits , black pepper, cocoa and mineral flavors with ample tannins and a long saline finish of black fruits and firm acidity. It's quite well-structured and long even in this rather soft, forward vintage. This is a superb northern Rhône Syrah that can be enjoyed young, especially with grilled foods, but best to wait five to ten years and drink until 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Rum

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

Père Labat Ilse de Marie-Galante Rhum Agr 59% 1L

The tiny Isle of Marie-Galante, a part of Guadalupe, devotes 20% of its land to growing sugarcane, and for great reason; the rum is delicious! This is a very traditional rhum agricole made at the oldest distillery on the island, with one of the oldest stills, with all estate and locally grown sugarcane (red, white, blue, and grey). The farming here is all by hand, without chemicals or fertilizers, and as a department of France, they are actually subject to regulated wages and fair labor laws. This bottling, a whopping 59%ABV is actually the standard on the island. The fresh cane juice is distilled in creole column stills and then slowly proofed down over 10-15 in old foudres. I can think of many ways to enjoy this rhum, but I highly recommend you try it as it is utilized most often on the island; in a ti'punch, just a splash of cane/simple syrup, a hefty pour of rhum, and a small disc of lime. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Rhum Agricole
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Scotch Malts

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $879.99

South Africa

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $16.99

South America

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
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriquez, Roberto 2019 Bio Bio Valley Tierra de Pumas Pais

From an historic vineyard of extremely old (200+ year old) vines of Pais near Santa Juana, in the Bío Bío valley. This is likely one of the oldest vineyard sites in Chile, planted on sedimentary red clays and old volcanic soils. It is also the lightest of Roberto Henriquez’s red wines in 2019, clocking in at roughly 11.5% alcohol due to the slow-ripening character of the area. Tierra de las Pumas shows fresh purple florals and blueberries on the nose, with a deep echo of herbs and earth behind. The palate is bright and refreshing, with a broad mineral seam behind small red berries and orange zest and very delicate tannins. 

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos 1830 VORS Jerez Amontillado 375ml

Founded in 1832 by master carpenter and barrel cooper Jose Antonio Sierra, El Maestro Sierra has some of the oldest stocks of wine in Jerez. The bodega is overseen by the formidable Ana Cabestrero, who left her family's winery in the Ribera del Duero region to follow her passions and bravely pursue a future in the male-dominated sherry business. The entire line of El Maestro Sierra sherries is incredibly fine and the rarest sherries are unquestionably among the most complex and tear-jerking wines in the world. The 1830 VORS Amontillado is from a 70-year-old solera, from which only 400 half bottles are pulled each year. This sherry exhibits wondrous aromas of caramel, burnt sesame, flaming tangerine rind, sweet and creamy orange custard, raspberry blossom, and citrusy spritz of fresh orange; the palate has bright, zesty lime notes and is deeply salty and warmly herbaceous like an Amontillado, with an incredibly long and ethereal saline/mineral finish that we identify with FInos. AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

Adega do Vimbio 2017 "Vinos Ferales" O Acordo Vino Tinto

Martín Crusat  and his wife Patricia have been making wine form their own three parcels of vines in O Rosal in Rias Baixas since 2012, employing organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard and a light touch in the cellar. The soils here are mainly clay, and the climate is very strongly influenced by the atlantic, commonly lending a salty, bright element to the wines. Mainly working with the local star, Albariño, the Crusats also have plots of Loureiro and Caiño Branco and purchase some young-vine Sousón (an indigenous red grape) from a neighbor to make this wine, a claret made from all of the previous mentioned varieties. O Acordo is deep red in the glass, with a nose of candied red fruits and red and purple flowers with a salty, sea air tinge. The palate is bright and fresh and very light: initially very acid-driven but opening over time to notes of raspberry and blackcherry, with plenty of clay-y minerality. There are no real tannins here, so this is a great wine to drink with very light foods or before dinner. I'd encourage you to give this a chill before opening, then leave it for 30 minutes to an hour to allow for the aromatics and the palate to truly come alive. At this point, I think this is one of the most interesting natural wines in the store - for less than 20 dollars.Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Anima Mundi (AT Roca) 2019 Xarel-lo Cami dels Xops Pet Nat

Anima Mundi is a project from Agustí Torello Roca, who also makes sparkling wines under the AT Roca label. Based in the Eastern Penedès, where Macabeu is the most important local grape and also at its most expressive. This pet-nat is from adjacent parcels of Macabeu and Xarel-lo on limestone soils, partially fermented in old 225L barrels and stainless steel before bottling to finish fermenting in bottle with no filtering, sulfur, or other additives. Mineral, linear, and totally refreshing, this the perfect sparkling wine for hot summer days or drinking before dinner! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

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

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guímaro 2017 Ribeira Sacra Camiño Real

Guímaro (which means "rebel" in Gallego) was founded by Pedro Rodriguez in 1991, in Amandi, the most celebrated subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Here Mencía and other indigenous varieties (Merenzao, Mouratón, Brancellao, Caiño, Sousón...) are planted on very steep terraced  slopes of slate on the northern bank of the river Sil. The vines on these south-facing slopes (almost cliffs, really - I definitely recommend checking out a photograph of these precariously steep vineyards) produce wines of great mineral intensity and character. Camiño Real comes from six terraced vineyards around Amandi, with about 85% of the blend Mencía and 15% other indigenous red varieties. Pedro harvests the grapes by hand  and ferments them together in open-top oak vats with 40 days of maceration on the skins before raising in an foudre and 225L and 500L barrels. Right now, this shows a bit tight, but it will blossom with air or further bottle age into a great expression of Ribeira Sacra: structured, medium-bodied, spicy and very gastronomic. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Valdeorras A Chaira

A Chaira is entirely Doña Blanca from the old O Chao vineyard that Nacho Gonzalez has been working since 2013. The vines are old and low-yielding, planted on steep slopes. The Doña Blanca grapes for A Chaira are harvested separately, ferment with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, then age in tinaja, the traditional local amphora. This year's A Chaira has a deeply mineral cast. The nose shows granitic spice and citrus fruits, while the palate has abundant bright mineral texture and notes of lime, apple, mountain herbs, and salt. This is probably the leanest and brightest of the white or orange wines from Nacho Gonzalez this year, and may, as a result, need the most time to harmonize and flesh itself out in bottle. I'd like to check on it in 6 months: my guess is that this wine will fill out with some resting time and show more white fruit and spice. 

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Ruben Diaz 2019 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Chasselas Dore

Ruben Diaz makes this  delicate orange wine from old Chasselas vines in the Gredos Mountains. The maceration of the juice on the skins is gentle and relatively brief (about a week), and the resulting wine is  salty, with notes of citrus and stone fruit.  A  beautiful introduction to orange wines, and a really food friendly expression of Chasselas.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

Victoria Torres Pecis 2018 La Palma Las Rosas (Listan Negro)

Las Rosas is on the east coast of La Palma: the plot is buffeted with intense winds. 100% Listan Negro, fermented in concrete.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Victoria Torres Pecis 2018 La Palma Tinto Negramoll

Victoria Torres' Negramoll comes from a variety of sites across the island at different elevations and in different microclimates. All of the vineyards are farmed organically, unirrigated, and ungrafted. Harvested at different times depending on their specific situation, they ferment separately in tanks and barrels with some stem inclusion before blending. The final wine ages for 12 months in old sherry casks.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

United States Red

Brick House 2017 Willamette Valley Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 'Dijon

Doug Tunnell would most likely call himself a farmer before he called himself a winemaker, as he takes his role as steward to the land very seriously. When he and his wife took over the Brick House property in 1990 it had been beaten down with industrial chemicals and they immediately halted all chemical treatments and began the conversion to organic, and then Biodynamic farming. As the name would suggest, the 'Dijonnais' bottling from Brick House comes from their eight acres of Dijon clone Pinot Noir planted on a south facing slope. Despite this being on of the warmest spots in their vineyard, this wine is light, ethereal, and elegant. Notes of dried earth, dusty rose petals, red plum, and shitake mushroom on the nose. On the palate are bright, crunchy red fruits, currant, red apple skins and freshly turned soil with gentle, velvety tannins. I enjoyed every drop of this bottle, but will certainly put a few away to see it evolve over the next five years or so. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Broc Cellars 2019 Solano County Green Valley Le Clairet "The Perfect Red"

Deemed "The Perfect Red" for its supreme drinkability and sheer "yumminess", the 'Le Clairet' is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Carignan (145 year old vines!) sourced from the iron-rich Wirth Vineyard in Solano County. Most of the Cabernet is destemmed, with a small amount left as whole clusters to line the bottom of the tank. Fermented spontaneously and pressed off the skins early to minimize the tannins, though there is still some good structure here. The Carignan , fermented carbonically to add freshness, is blended in right before bottling. Chewy red fruits and a touch of soft herbs with a medium-to-full body, it really is the perfect California red for just about any occasion. Michelle DeWyngaert




  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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Corison, Cathy 2016 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A very special bottling of Napa Cabernet! The Kronos Vineyard is now nearly 50 years-old and though the yields are incredibly low, the intense concentration of flavor from the fruit without it getting too high in sugar/alcohol potential is well worth keeping these vines alive.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

Eyrie Vineyards 2016 Willamette Valley Roland Green Pinot Noir

Drinking a Pinot Noir from Eyrie Vineyards is all the proof you need that these wines of the Willamette Valley deserve a place on the world's list of the most expressive and age-worthy wines. This single vineyard bottling from Roland Green stuck out the most to me in a tasting of five different Eyrie Pinots for its intense and captivating aromas. The Roland Green vineyard is positioned at about 550ft elevation planted over 30 years ago on rich volcanic soils, and like all their vineyards, the vines are own-rooted, non-irrigated, and certified organic. The nose is a powerful blend of ripe red and black cherry, tree bark and damp moss, a bit of salt and on returning to the wine, a touch of something smoky, like peat. The palate is concentrated with flavor and acidity. A beautiful wine that I cannot wait to revisit! Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Mendocino Fox Hill Vineyard "L.Stone"

The 'L.Stone' is 100% Sangiovese from the organically farmed Fox Hill Vineyard in Menodcino. The grapes are pressed whole-cluster and ferment spontaneously in steel tanks, before aging for ten months in polyethylene containers.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

United States White

Banshee 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The mission at Banshee has always been to create quality, enjoyable wines that don't won't break the bank despite the appellation name. The grapes are gently pressed and then fermented with native yeasts, only going through 75% malolactic to maintain its freshness and keep the butteriness to more of crème fraiche note on the nose. This vintage is a blend of fruit from the Heintz Vineyard and the Bohemian Vineyard. Aged for nine months in 25% new French oak, and the remainder in neutral barrels, for just a kiss of oak flavor on the palate.

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Methode Sauvage 2019 San Benito AVA 'Moonstones' Chenin Blanc

The 'Moonstones' is 100% Chenin Blanc inspired by the wines of the Loire. The fruit comes from the limestone-rich Vista Verde Vineyard in San Beninto County, close to the coast. The juice is fermented  and aged in neutral barrels and goes through natural malolactic fermentation. The winemaker describes this wine with "a heavy amplification of acid, dried flowers, and sea breeze salinity".

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Yorkville Highlands Lost Hills Ranch 'Tasteful in

This is a new bottling for Evan Lewandowski! A dry sparkling Moscato Bianco from the Lost Hills Ranch, farmed by Evan and Sam Bilbro. The fruit spent ten days on the skins and stems, fermented in neutral barrels, and remained on the lees for twelve months. The wine is bottled with a liquer de tirage from the juice of 2019 vintage for refermentation where it remained for another ten months.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 California Tatto White Blend

A blend of Friulano, Riesling, and Moscato Bianco, all fermented separately and then blended in tanks where it ages for six months on the lees, and then seven months in bottle, with no filtration and no sulfur added.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Fox Hill Vineyard Cortese "Chillion" Zero

This year's 'Chillion', 100% Cortese from the 36 year-old vines on the Fox Hill Vineyard, spent eight weeks on the skins in a mixture of tanks and neutral barrels before bottling unfined, unfilted, and without any additives.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Mendocino Gibson Ranch 'Naomi'

The 'Naomi' is 100% Grenache Gris from the century-old vines on Gibson Ranch. The fruit is direct-pressed whole-cluster, and bottled with just a small does of SO2.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Scrumpy Ewe Old Lunkie Traditional Cider

A unique still, dry cider from Catskills cidery Scrumpy Ewe! The blend of apples includes (Bittersweets) Bulmer’s Norman - 22.5%, Major - 22.5%(Bittersharps) Kingston Black - 22.5% (Sharp) Liberty - 22.5%,  and West Fulton Wild Apples - 10%. This is a rich, full-bodied cider described as "Leathery, minerally, complex, [with] heavy tannic structure."

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

Whisky

Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Small Batch (100 Pf)

Fermentation gurus, Shane Baker and Pat Heist, decided to put all of their best advice as consultants to work on their own line of whiskies with Wilderness Trail. This single-barrel selection is unique in the Bourbon world for a few reasons. For one, it has one of the highest concentrations of wheat in the mashbill at 24%, with 64% corn, and 12% malted barley. It's also made as a sweet mash, which means instead of using leftover mash from the previous batch to help along the fermentation a la sour mash, each batch is entirely new. The fact that their first batch out of the gate as new distillers is Bottled in Bond is also pretty remarkable because they had to age it for at least four years. This one on the less sweet end of the Bourbon spectrum, and at 50% ABV it certainly has some perceptible heat on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bourbon
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99