Bichi 2018 Bichi Pet Mex

I am thrilled to carry three exciting wines from Mexico (yes they make wine, not just beer!). Noel Téllez works with a field blend from the San Antonio de la Minas vineyard in Baja at 1,066ft elevation close to the ocean of as yet unknown varieties. These are 69 year-old, gnarled vines that are farmed organically, without irrigation, and the grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The wine finishes fermentation in bottle with no SO2 added. I love that this pet-nat is left just slightly off-dry making it juicy and luscious on the palate with notes of red apple, fresh raspberry, and strawberry preserves. The perfect fall aperitif! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • 16 in stock
  • $32.99

  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Alsace

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $24.99

Laurent Barth NV Alsace Extra Brut Juste le temps de battre des c

Mostly Pinot Auxerrois with some Pinot Noir in the mix, this is a methode ancestrale "Pet Nat" from Laurent Barth... a wine we never knew existed since most of it is sold in Europe and Laurent keeps a fair amount at home to share with friends. Listed as NV, we think it's 2016, and it's really delicious! The wine shows a pale pink color and delicate aromas of raspberry and strawberry with arange peel and wet stone. The palate is bone dry with lovely hints of berry and stone fruits, citrus and minerals, long and refreshing - this is a beautiful wine and a great value - thank-you Laurent Barth!

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Australia

Jauma 2017 McLaren Vale Like Raindrops Grenache

Sourced from three plots of 40-year-old Grenache vines in Maclaren Vale and Clarendon, this wine speaks highly of the ironstone and clay soils of the Hills. There is a touch of CO2 added at bottling for preservation, but otherwise there is nothing added or taken away for this juice. The nose is perfectly ripe red cherry and currants, a woodsy tree-bark quality, owed largely to the whole-cluster fermentation, and you can truly smell the iron and clay from these three vineyard sites. The palate is bright and approachable with powdery tannins that evoke the silky clay through the finish. Medium bodied and juicy, this will be a great pairing for leaner pork dishes or a spicy, simmered curry! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

The Other Right 2018 Adelaide Hills Bright Young Pink

It's clear just by looking at the labels for The Other Right that these winemakers strive to make fun, enjoyable wines that are full of life. The Bright Young Pink is an exuberant expression of Pinot Noir as a pet-nat. Sourced from organically farmed vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, fermented with no SO2 or any additives, then bottled unfined and unfiltered giving it the appearance of an effervescent pink cloud in the glass. Full of fresh and tart pink grapefruit notes, a bit of candied red cherry, and just a touch savory and bitter notes on the finish to round it out. Supremely juicy, and bright, as the name would suggest. A perfect aperitif! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 32 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

The Other Right 2018 Adelaide Hills Sunshine On My Skin

Extended skin-contact does not always improve a white wine, despite how popular "orange" wines are these days, but in this case, it definitely enhanced all of the beautiful aromatics of Viognier! Sourced from organically farmed vineyards in the Adelaide hills, hand-harvested and then spent 2 weeks macerating before aging in neutral oak barrels to soften the tannins in the wine. Nothing added or taken away so that the grapes can really shine (hence the name, Sunshine on my Skin)! A gorgeous coppery, golden color with notes of fresh jasmine, lemon oil, and a bit of pine. The rich texture of this wine makes it a great pairing for creamy pasta dishes or fresh goat cheeses. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

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

Hofer 2018 Weinviertel Grüner Veltliner (1 Liter)

This certified organic liter of Grüner Veltliner is always a good choice for parties of all sizes (including a party of one). I was pleasantly surprised to find the Hofer was showing delightful freshness in such a warm vintage. Tasty and fresh, piquant notes of preserved lemon and lime rind, green peppercorn and green mango with a saline touch that begs another sip! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Knoll 2002 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from info available on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. 2002 was very problematic for stone terrace upkeep due to the flooding in March, and then August. "Subsequent dry and warm weather caused the grapes to ripen well. These are classic wines with distinctive varietal typicity."

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

Meinklang 2018 Österreich Frizzante Rosé

Biodynamic Pinot Noir rosé frizzante for fall! Notes of tart red grapefruit, tangy orange zest, wild strawberries and loquats are buoyed by a creamy 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 your holiday feast! Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2017 Burgenland Blaufrankisch Kalkstein

Claus Preisinger's winery is right outside the tiny town of Gols, on the northeast corner of the Neusiedlersee. He currently farms 19 hectares split between about 64 different plots. Biodynamic since 2008, Claus has embraced the methodology to consistently produce delicious, layered, composed wines, showcasing the unadulterated terroir of Burgenland and often showcasing autochthonous varieties. The name 'Kalkstein' is in reference to the shell limestone soils found in the vineyards where the Blaufränkisch grows. Average vine age is 30-years-old, grapes are hand-harvested, and spontaneously ferment in stainless tank followed by aging sur lie in used large wooden barrel for six months before being bottled with low amounts of sulfur. True to form, his Blaufränkisch shows bright minerality and great texture through the layers of juicy plum, black raspberry, and savory herbs. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Zillinger, Johannes NV Weinviertel Revolution White Solera

If the 'Velue' wines are straightforward and true to variety, the 'Revolution' wines are more on the experimental side. I loved this when it was tasted, but was never able to write all the cellar info down. To paraphrase the importer: 'this release is 50% Chardonnay partially fermented (carbonic) in amphora followed by co-fermentation with Scheurebe, and blended with Riesling from a solera of vintages 2013-2015 aged in used wood, unfined, unfiltered with no sulfur added'. A touch of structure and texture from the skin contact is finely integrated with bright notes of nectarine, Fuji apple, quince, and zesty kumquat. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beaujolais

Chamonard 2017 Morgon Le Clos de Lys

From four hectares of massale-selection, high density plantings ranging from 50 to 100 years of age in the lieu-dits of Chenes, Corcelette, and les Martillets. Jean-Claude Chanudet and his wife Geneviève (Chamonard) at Domaine Chamonard are making some of the finiest wines in the Beaujolais. His father-in-law, Joseph Chamonard, was farming with organic methods and making wine in the Chauvet style along with his friends in Morgon, Guy Breton, Jean Thevenet, Marcel Lapierre and Jean Foillard. The 4 hectare estate is farmed with great care, although not certified organic, fermentations are with wild yeasts and aging is in large old casks and foudres. The wines are enjoyable young but have a great ability to age, even for 10 to 20 years. The 2017 shows a medium red/purple color with very pretty aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, wild strawberry and violet with citrus peel and earth. The palate shows sappy raspberry and cherry fruit with earth and mineral flavors, really showing the terroir. This is delicious now and shows a structure indicating ten to fifteen years of possible  aging.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chamonard 2018 Fleurie La Madone

A rare and delicious Fleurie from Jean-Claude Chanudet at Domaine Chamonard! Since taking over from his father-in-law (Joseph Chamonard) in 1990, Jean-Claude has been keeping the beautiful natural traditions of this estate alive. This Fleurie comes from a single parcel of older vines planted on a steep slope of pink granite soils, farmed by hand without the use of any chemicals. 2018 is a great vintage for the Chamonard Fleurie, showing a deep dark red color and ripe fruit compote aromas - a lovely melange of cherry and black raspberry with violet and citrus notes. The palate is lush, with an earthy texture, showing ripe, well-structured  black fruits and finishing with firm acidity and tart black cherry. This is superb now but should open up beautifully with a few years of cellaring. Drink until 2035? Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Coquelet 2017 Morgon Cote de Py

Damien Coquelet, working in the same stlye as his step-father Georges Descombes, has once again created some beautifully old-fashioned Beaujolais in 2017. The Morgon Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and rose, very pretty and bright. The palate shows a bit more stucture and darker fruit than the Damien's Chiroubles, with sappy strawberry fruit, a bit of citrus and a more earthy character. The finish is refreshing and long with juicy berry fruit and firm acidity. Serve quite cool with chicken and white meats, grilled foods and charcuterie. Lovely wine.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 74 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Descombes, Georges 2017 Brouilly

Georges Descombes is one of the great producers of natural Beaujolais -  the Descombes Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed organically. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation. No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling. The 2017 shows just a bt more ripeness and softer fruit than the 2016 with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses...

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2016 Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat

Known for the Vignes du Maynes wines from Cruzille, in the south of Burgundy, Julien Guillot has had the chance over the years to take long term leases on a few vineyards south of Macon in the Beaujolais. Due to issues with frost and hail in 2016, and to the loss of a rental vineyard to an old owner who decided to tear out vines, this vintage of the "Climat" is a combination of grapes from Chenas and from a vineyard called "Pierres Bleues" which is near Villefranche. Chenas is all granite, and Pierres Bleues is limestone. The wines fermented and aged separately and were blended a few months before bottling. From what I percieve, there's hint of granitic spiciness from Chenas, and some lift and energy from the limestone site.  There's lovely fresh rasberry fruit on the attack, and a very mineral, stony finish. Fresh and elegant at 12.5%.   Eben Lillie 

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Beaujolais Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun's Chardonnay comes 35 year-old vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils in the southern Beaujolais  and is raised in stainless steel, with occasional use of old barrels (no new 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
  • 43 in stock
  • $17.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées has 2 parcels of 50 year-old vines on a steep section of Mont Brouilly with a south-east exposition at about 1,000 ft of altitude. The thin soil is almost entirely stones of granite with a high iron content.  The 2018 shows lovely aromas of cherry and red currant liqueur with a touch of rose petal, cocoa and spice. The palate is ripe but balanced by refreshing acidity, showing pretty red fruits with earth and mineral flavors, with a silky, slightly grainy texture, finishing with nice length of sappy fruit and firm acidity. A beautiful Beaujolais for current drinking and over the next few years.  "Contains very little sulfite," says the label "store in a cool place and consume rapidly after uncorking." We haven't noticed any problem keeping this wine, but consuming rapidly after uncorking will be easy... DL

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux

The 2009 BAMA shows bright deep red/black color with lovely high-toned red fruit liqueur - strawberry, black currant and cassis, with violet and earth. The palate is dense and ripe with bright acidity - not at all heavy, but with intense black and red fruits backed by flavors of mineral and earth. On day two the bright deep fruits have become more focused and linger on the palate in the long and very mineral finish. This is quite enjoyable as a young wine, especially after a day open, unencumbered by over-extraction and new oak - but beware, this style is for those who like some earth in their Bordeaux! Best to cellar for a very long time...

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $75.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2010 Margaux

The 2010 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre is from very old vines and also from approximately 50 year-old vines planted by M. Boyer at 10,000 plants per hectare. There is a long fermentation without extraction, the juice remains in cuve until spring, then spends 6 months in old barrels followed by two to three years in cement vat. These are wines made in the lighter "claret" style of the 19th century, although the 2010 shows an incredible density of flavor, given the less-extracted style. Upon opening the wine shows subtle aromas of earth, red currant and cherry fruit with licorice and brown spice. The palate is deep and quite expressive with black cherry, strawberry, earth, licorice and mineral flavors, quite Burgundian in texture. The finish is very long with lingering tart cherry, sous-bois and mineral flavors. After two days open (re-corked) the aromas have broadened with  prune, ripe cherry, tobacco, spice and rose and the palate is intense with red and black fruit liqueur, spice box and earth and ending with lingering red fruits and firm acidity. Delicious now with a long decant, this will be an extraordinary mature wine, best perhaps 2035 - 2050. David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $67.99

Belles Cimes 2016 Saint-Emilion

Belles-Cimes is the second label of Chateau Coutet in Saint-Emilion, a unique organic estate that has never used herbicides or pesticides, possessing a marvelous diversity of flora and fauna as well as supeb terroir, surrounded by domains such as Beausejour-Becot and L'Angelus.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux

The Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is Michel Théron's top wine and a monument to traditional, old-school winemaking. The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from his parcel of old vines with some Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc planted on sand and gravel. All of his parcels are biodynamically farmed and he has never used synthetic treatments of any kind. This unfailing attention to detail in the vineyard carries over to his cellar work, which is precise and masterful. The wine is aged mostly in new wood for up to 18 months before spending another year resting in cuve. The 2014 is built to age but shows wonderfully hedonistic aromas already. Complex notes of sage, violets, and campfire mingle with graphite, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate offers powdery, mouth-coating tannins, bright acidity, and cool mineral inflections beneath supple flavors of bitter chocolate, thyme, and plum. Decant 1-2 hours if drinking now or hold for 5-8 years (at least). Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Haut-Medoc 1.5 L

Michel Théron's 2015 Haut-Médoc is remarkably terroir-driven yet approachable in its youth, even in this ripe vintage. The blend is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc from the classic gravel and sandy soils of the Médoc. Michel's vineyards are farmed using strict organic and biodynamic methods and his precise work in the cellar elevates each variety for a pure expression of Haut-Médoc. He uses up to 25% of new oak which is well integrated and lends structure without dominating. Aromas of crushed violets, saddle leather, and spiced red cherry cascade on the nose. The palate is supple with grippy tannins, flavors of ripe plum, game, brown spice, and dark chocolate on the finish. A lovely wine that should be decanted if drinking now but will evolve over the next decade. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $169.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $39.99

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

What a beautiful fresh Bordeaux! Certified organic since 2012, this estate has been making outstanding wines since the beginning, showing the expertise of the Clauzel family and superb terroir. This 2014 wine (a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is elegant and vibrant with a gorgeous bouquet of black and red berries, plum, exotic spices, leather and cedar box notes. On the palate, the wine is bright with acidity and minerality, and shows supple tannins with a long fresh finish. This is a vibrant Bordeaux which can accompany casual to fancy meals. Pair this wine with hamburgers, seared lamb, or with more elaborate dishes, such as roast beef or braised duck.  A delicious wine  to drink now or cellar for a few years. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $249.99

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Argiles de Pauline (Anfora)

Henri Duporge at Château Le Geai makes this unique Bordeaux from Merlot and Malbec, the tradional blend in the northern Libournais in the 1800s. The vines grow in "blue clay" over limestone, fermentation is with wild yeasts and the wine ages 12 months in amfora, with only a tiny addition of volcanic sulfur. Certified organic and Biodynamic. The 2016 Argiles de Pauline shows a deep black/purple color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and red currant with rose, earth, spice and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe with blackberry, cassis and plum, with silky tannins - dense but bright and balanced finishing with black fruits and juicy acids. Drinking beautifully now, this is a perfect pairing for a steak, pork chop or grilled lamb, and aging for eight to ten years should be very interesting.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Grand G

Chateau Le Geai is located north of Pomerol on limestone with soils of sandy clay with iron, certified Biodynamic. The 2016 "Grand G" is made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carmenere, without added SO2 - truly a "natural" Bordeaux. The wine shows a deep garnet/black color with aromas of blackberry and cassis liqueur, very earthy with plum, floral and citrus notes. There is ripe red currant and cassis fruit on the palate with saline  mineral flavors, licorice and plum skin - not "fruit forward" but quite expressive and complex with an earthy texture. The finish shows red currants, spice, coffee and firm acidity. Not a wine to gulp, but a fascinating natural wine that will be a great pairing with grilled meats, tagines and stews.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Pur Carmenere

Henri Duporge makes this unique wine from 100% Carmenere grown on his Biodynamic estate north of Pomerol. Only about 10 hectares of Carmenere still exist in Bordeaux, where it was used widely untill the phylloxera epidemic. Most closely related to Cabernet Franc,  it's fascinating to taste the grape in its pure, unblended form, especially when grown on this great terroir of sandy clay, rich in iron, over the limestone bedrock.  The 2016 shows a deep red/black color and very high-toned aromas of ripe cassis and red currant with earth, coffee and a hint of oak. The palate is bright and intense with red currant, plum and blackberry fruit, with herbal notes, not heavy, very pure and mineral and with  vibrant character to the fruit. This will benefit from five to ten years of aging, but is unique and delicious now.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $67.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $67.99

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $72.99

Bordeaux White

Peybonhomme 2018 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

This is the ninth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 13 years old, 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon,  certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only 650 cases are made. The 2018 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, ripe apple, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. A bit  riper than previous vintages, but this really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken. David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Domaine d'Aurensan 2009 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask

This is a particularly intriguing single-cask from Domaine d'Aurensan, a tiny estate run by the Rozès family in Ténarèze. A pretty standard 420 liter Gascon oak cask was filled in 2009 (from grapes from the same vintage, a warm and ripe year) and aged without topping-off for 10 years, upon which the barrel yielded only 110 liters of spirit. Bottled at a cask strength of 43%, there was some crazy evaporation that must have happened here, and it produced an Armagnac that is beguiling. Rich, full, and phenomenally viscous, the nose explodes with raisin, sultana, prune, walnut, dried cherries, dry spice, vanilla, nutmeg, and leather. The palate is complex, introducing more spice, nuttiness, and an herbal, slightly menthol character. An insanely long finish. It feels much older than the 10-year age statement, but also hasn't yet developed any balsamic-y rancio character you would associate with very old brandy. It's just bold, assertive, and terribly expressive. Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

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

  • brandy
  • 9 in stock
  • $69.99

  • brandy
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

Through the Grapevine Cognac Fin Bois Remi Landier Lot 73

I am astounded by the freshness that this old Cognac carries. A single cask from the outlying appellation of Fin Bois, this was distilled in 1973 by the Landier family from grapes grown in clay-limestone soils. It has a beautiful, lifted aromatic profile, with notes of citrus, tangerine, orange zest, orange marmalade, white flowers, apple, pear, and darker aromas of plum and toffee. There is a hint of rancio and baking spice, and while you can feel the age of the spirit, the roundness it carries on the palate and its phenomenal length, there is also a vibrancy to the fruit character that I've never experienced in a Cognac this old. A truly unique expression. Bottled at 47.8% ABV. Oskar Kostecki

  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $264.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $57.99

  • white
  • 80 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $57.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic

Guillemot-Michel 2017 Viré-Clessé Charleston

First produced in 2016, this cuvée is made from 100 year-old vines planted by Pierrette's grandfather after the First World War. In his honor, we wanted to vinify these vines that he planted as he made it himself, in old demi-muids (600 liter barrels). "Charleston" is thus fermented and aged for one year in a 10 year-old demi-muid. After the next harvest the wine is transfered to a cement vat for 6 additional months of aging.


  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillemot-Michel 2017 Viré-Clessé Une Bulle

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

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2017 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Mâcon-Villages from certified organic parcels - 50% from Viré-Clessé, the rest from Chardonnay and Montbellet, on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica. The 2017 is a fascinating "natural" Chardonnay, showing slightly cloudy pale gold color and high-toned aromas of lemon zest, white peach, almond, honeysuckle and yeast. The palate is dense and supple with white fruit, stone and almond flavors, finishing with citrus and minerals. This is a young wine that will benefit from aeration if drinking now, and will cellar for ten years. Zero or minimal SO2, for lovers of natural wines!

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $144.99

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $79.99

Rateau 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Coucherias

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Coucherias" is high on the slope on the site of an old quarry and much of the sub-soil is limestone tailings, permitting root penetration and drainage, with a topsoil of mixed clay and limestone "marnes blanches." In biodynamic agriculture since 1979, the vineyard is a south-facing semi-circle—a very warm spot. The 2017 has a pale green gold robe. The nose offers an array of stone fruit and citrus peel aromas with a hint of mineral spice. The mid-weight, punchy palate shows a melange of stone fruit and green apple flavors with a pungent sense of minerality driving the long, concentrated finish. There's plenty going on here with ripe fruit and floral overtones vying with an overt stoniness for attention. Just cracking with a wild mushroom risotto, and a natural match for chicken, roasted cod, or even blanquette de veau. Give a quick decant now or better still in 2-3 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté

The Rateau Aligoté is from Jean-Claude's Biodynamic vineyard in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune and shows a pretty pale-gold color and aromas of almond, pear and stone - the palate is vibrant, dry and mineral, making this the base of a perfect Kir and a great match for oysters and any mild-flavored fish or chicken dish.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Cote de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

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

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Blanc (Chardonnay)

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

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Pinot Blanc

Permitted in Burgundy, but rarely seen on its own, Pinot Blanc grown by Jean-Claude Rateau in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune makes this lovely and versatile wine. The aromas are ripe and pretty, with apple and pear, lemon zest, almond and herbal notes. The palate is silky and pure with white fruits and hints of anise and verbena, supple, round and well balanced with firm acidity.  This is a perfect apéritif wine, and will accompany any fish or chicken dish, Asian foods and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rougeot, Pere et Fils 2017 Bourgogne Les Grandes Gouttes

The lieu-dit “Les Grandes Gouttes” sits at the southern edge of Meursault on the border with Puligny. The vineyard is only a hectare in size and the vines were planted between 1950 – 1980 on clay-limestone soils. Hand-harvested, direct pressing in whole bunches untrimmed, and cold settling for 2 days. The alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts begins in a concrete vat and then the wine is placed into  oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation (5% new oak)and aging for 18 months. The 2017 "Grandes Gouttes" is a delicioius and classy white Burgundy with pretty aromas of pear, melon, lime-flower and citrus with herbal hints and just a touch of oak. The palate is silky and refreshing with flavors of stone and white fruits that continue in the bright finish. This is an excellent value in White Burgundy, elegant and easy-drinking....

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,649.99

Tripoz NV Crémant de Bourgogne Nature Prestige 1.5 L

Also made from 100% Chardonnay with zero dosage, this wine spends a full 27 months on the lees before disgorgement. The result is a broad and powerful wine with tropical fruit, green apple, pineapple stalk, orange peel, and a hint of spearmint and lime blossom on the nose. The palate is rich and lush with mango, mandarin orange, and a hint of spicy green walnut coming forward, balanced by a dense mineral core. In fact, it actually reminds me of some of my favorite Champagnes (but for half the price). Céline and Laurent don’t make much of this wine and we are thrilled to have it in magnum size! An elegant but no-fuss wine that should always have a place on your dinner table or at your New Year's Eve party, it would pair well with creamy poultry dishes, whole-roasted fish, or soft, tangy cheeses. Tim Gagnon

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Champagne

Agrapart 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Expérience

While Champagne is on occasion dismissed as a wine without terroir due to its history of blends, the multiple stages of fermentation, and a prise de mousse that relies on the addition of sugar or MCR, Pascal Agrapart's Expérience is solely comprised of grape juice with just a modicum of sulfur. The vin clair is a barrel selection of 2014 Minéral and Avizoise fermented with native yeasts, and the secondary fermentation begun with grape must from the 2015 vintage and cellar yeasts. The wine is aged under cork and bottled without dosage. This cuvée is a particularly vinous expression of Champagne, where terroir and grape have an articulate dialogue.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $349.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/18)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged in October of 2018. 2008 continues to delight, even 11 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! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2016 Coteaux Champagnois Polisy Rouge

The 2016 Polisy Coteaux Champagnois Rouge became available at the last minute - we haven't tasted it, but assume it will be a pretty serious glass of Pinot Noir. Notes to follow...

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 9/19)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged Sept 2019.

  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $329.99

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

Calsac, Étienne NV Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Échappée Belle

At 26 years old, Etienne took over his grandparents’ three hectares around Avize, in the Côte des Blancs. Etienne’s vines are at least 30 years old, and all the vineyards are planted with grass cover crops, which are plowed mostly by horse. The cuvee L’Echappée Belle is a blanc de blanc of 100% Chardonnay from limestone and clay-limestone soils. The cuvee L’Echappée Belle is a blanc de blanc of 100% Chardonnay from limestone and clay-limestone soils. The grapes are mainly from 1er Cru vineyards in Grauves with North and Northwestern exposure. The base wine (2016 vintage) is aged on the lees for 7 months before being bottled with 30% reserve wine. On the nose one finds aromas of brioche, white flowers, ripe green apple and white peach. The ripe fruit carries over to the palate with peach, pear and apple profiles, as well as a fine creaminess. A delightful pairing with mussels, sea bass, or cod in white sauce.  

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

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

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $83.99

Filaine (Fabrice Gass) 14 Base Damery Cuvée DMY

DMY (formerly Confidence) is the same cépage and blend as Filaine's Cuvée Speciale with an two extra years on the lees and aged under cork, rather than capsule, lending a burnished character to the wine due to the slow ingress of oxygen. The current disgorgement is rich, broad, and sapid, with an impeccable balance between red fruits, citrus notes, and powerfully mineral structure and spice. And while there are more famous producers of Champagne, we'd be hard-pressed to name one who combines the charm and dedication to classic winemaking like the singular Fabrice Gass. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic

Gerbais, Pierre NV 15b Champagne Extra-Brut Grain des Celles 1.5L

A blend of Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (25%), and Pinot Blanc (25%) from organically farmed vines grown in Kimmeridgian soils in Celles-Sur-Ource in the Aube. Initial fermentation is with indigenous yeast in tank, and the wine spends 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. The nose offers lovely aromas of apple blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and mint. The mid-weight palate is redolent of stone fruit, ripe Mirabelle plums, and tangerine, with a punchy mineral character lending gravitas. There's a lot of character to this well-priced Champagne that makes for a fine apéritif, as well as having the stuffing to enjoy with roasted fish, chicken, or strong cheeses. John McIlwain

  • 12 in stock
  • $104.99

Gerbais, Pierre NV 15b Champagne Extra-Brut Grain des Celles 3g/l

A blend of Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (25%), and Pinot Blanc (25%) from organically farmed vines grown in Kimmeridgian soils in Celles-Sur-Ource in the Aube. Initial fermentation is with indigenous yeast in tank, and the wine spends 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. The nose offers lovely aromas of apple blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and mint. The mid-weight palate is redolent of stone fruit, ripe Mirabelle plums, and tangerine, with a punchy mineral character lending gravitas. There's a lot of character to this well-priced Champagne that makes for a fine apéritif, as well as having the stuffing to enjoy with roasted fish, chicken, or strong cheeses. John McIlwain

  • 23 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Huré Frères NV Champagne Extra Brut Mémoire (Solera)

Based on a solera, or perpetual cuvée, started in 1982, the Mémoire Extra Brut is comprised of 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay, aged in foudre and bottled with 3 g/L dosage. The grapes come from all of the various Huré vineyard parcels and the cuvée is considered to be a broad "snapshot" of the domain's terroir and vinification aesthetic. Pale golden yellow in color and boating an ultra-fine bead, Mémoire offers soft aromas of Mirabelle plum, dried orange peel, lemon verbena, brown butter, with notes of honey. The palate is creamy, broad, round, and burnished with complex flavors of wild cherry, damson plum, heather honey, candied ginger, with a pleasing hint of nuttiness on the finish. There are multiple layers to this Champagne as befits its solera origins and it is better served by enjoying from a wine glass, rather than flute to allow the bouquet to develop fully. - John McIlwain

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

Huré Frères NV Champagne Brut Reserve L'Invitation (15b)

20% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Meunier. The base vintage of the current disgorgement of the Hurè Fréres Brut Reserve L'Invitation is 2015, with the balance being made up of 40% reserve wines. The nose offers aromas of baked apple, brioche, wild strawberry, orange oil, white flowers, and ginger. On the broad, medium-bodied palate there is a fine tension between the ripe red fruit, citrus peel, frisky acidity, and a fairly serious core of stony minerality. This develops nicely in the glass displaying a frothy mousse and coltish, energetic fruit initially, with the earthy Montagne de Reims character emerging with air. This is a fine Champagne to accompany smoked fish, crudo, and all mannrer of charcuterie. Every year the Hurè brothers seem to grow as winemakers and each new disgorgement is a treat. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

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

Laval, Georges 2015 Champagne Cumières Premier Cru Les Chênes

If ever there were an argument that portions of Cumières merit Grand Cru status, Laval's Les Chênes makes a convincing case. The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is something of a sun trap and produces Champagnes of power and precision in Vincent's able hands. Made up of 100% organically-farmed Chardonnay from the eponymous lieu-dit on the eastern side of the village (near the bottom of the slope down by the river), where the soils are chalky rather than the clays of other portions of the village. This is a particularly powerful blanc de blancs. While the nose offers yellow fruit, tangerine peel, green tea and citrus aromas, the mid-weight, sinewy, and broad palate is pungently mineral, displaying notes of salt, lemon curd, and quinine on a nascently complex, powerful, persistent finish. This is certainly delicious now, but tastings of previous vintages of Les Chênes lead one to believe there is plenty ahead for the patient. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marguet 2014 Extra Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Saint Rémys

100% Pinot Noir. The 2014 Les Saints Rémys is the inaugural release of this parcellaire from Benoît Marguet. Located on the slope on the western side of Ambonnay near the border with Bouzy. The robe has a faint peach color, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is warm and floral with notes of peach skin, rose petals, blood orange zest, shortbread, and Pinot spice. The wine balances supple, ripe, red fruit flavors with a firm (verging on sinewy) structure within. This is already compellingly complex, though it should gain in detail and nuance with time in the bottle. This is a stellar addition to Benoît's lineup and offers a fascinating contrast to the racy, crystalline Les Crayères. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged March 2019. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Marie-Courtin 2016 Coteaux Champenois Le Blanc de Tremble

100% Pinot Noir aged in amphoras, no sulfur added. The inaugural Coteaux from Marie-Courtin is here! Notes to follow.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

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

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens

From an organically-farmed, single-vineyard parcel at the top of the slope on the western side of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay fermented in used barrels. Though from a premier cru village rather than its grand cru neighbor, Aÿ, the 2012 Les Blanchiens is no less an articulate expression of the calcareous clay soils that make up its terroir. The nose offers biscuit, lemon verbena, apple blossom and sea spray aromas. The palate shows punchy vibrant fruit on the attack, with an incisive minerality giving way to a rich and complex mid-palate. This is manifested by pungent soil notes, which give way to distinctly savory, mouth-filling, powerful finish. Though bottled without dosage, this is by no means austere, instead it's a confident expression of the Blanchiens terroir. (Disgorged Spring 2019) John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens 1.5L

From an organically-farmed, single-vineyard parcel at the top of the slope on the western side of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay fermented in used barrels. Though from a premier cru village rather than its grand cru neighbor, Aÿ, the 2012 Les Blanchiens is no less an articulate expression of the calcareous clay soils that make up its terroir. The nose offers biscuit, lemon verbena, apple blossom and sea spray aromas. The palate shows punchy vibrant fruit on the attack, with an incisive minerality giving way to a rich and complex mid-palate. This is manifested by pungent soil notes, which give way to distinctly savory, mouth-filling, powerful finish. Though bottled without dosage, this is by no means austere, instead it's a confident expression of the Blanchiens terroir. (Disgorged Spring 2019) John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne Grand Cru Extra-Brut Les Valnons

100% Chardonnay from the well-situated, south-facing Les Valnons Froid Cul lieu-dit on the upper slope of the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Fermented with native yeasts in neutral barrels. Disgorged in Spring 2019, dosage 2.5g/l. Les Valnons is a lovely, albeit somewhat atypical Blanc de Blancs from a village better known for its Pinot Noir. The robe on the 2012 has a pale gold color with a fine bead. This nervy Chardonnay offers aromas of wet stone, lemon oil, quinine, and quince. The palate is broad, expressive, and powerful offering citrus, spice, and mineral notes on a taut, complex, and detailed finish. There's great interplay between the ripe fruit and the electric acidity. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne Grand Cru Brut Nature Les Valnon 1.5 L

100% Chardonnay from the well-situated, south-facing Les Valnons Froid Cul lieu-dit on the upper slope of the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Fermented with native yeasts in neutral barrels. Disgorged in Spring 2019, dosage 2.5g/l. Les Valnons is a lovely, albeit somewhat atypical Blanc de Blancs from a village better known for its Pinot Noir. The robe on the 2012 has a pale gold color with a fine bead. This nervy Chardonnay offers aromas of wet stone, lemon oil, quinine, and quince. The palate is broad, expressive, and powerful offering citrus, spice, and mineral notes on a taut, complex, and detailed finish. There's great interplay between the ripe fruit and the electric acidity. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Suenen 2016 Base Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

  Champagne, though oft-maligned for wines that seem un-rooted due to a tradition of blending, has plenty of wines of terroir if you take the time to look. And an exciting place to start is with Aurelien Suenen. His village releases display his desire to grow Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly mineral. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant is richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. The nose offers an intoxicating blend of orange blossom, sea spray, and stone fruit aromas, while the palate is incisively chalky, pungently stony, and taut. This is not to say this is austere, rather brisk and punchy with great persistence on the long, expansive, and sapid finish. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Suenen 2016 Base Champagne Oiry Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

The exacting Aurelien Suenen is one of our favorite growers in Champagne. The wines deftly combine incisive chalkiness with pure vibrant fruit. And his 2016 based Oiry Blanc de Blancs is a beauty. This is somewhat obscure appellation—we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet—so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees, and are bottled with 2 g/L dosage. The 2016 is brisk, briny, and fresh on the nose with aromas of yuzu, Meyer lemon, quinine, and chalk dominating. The palate is lacy, nervy and very dry with racy acidity and an energetic driving finish. Suenen continues to grow with each vintage and this line-up of village designated Champagnes is particularly exciting. The 2016 will make a fine aperitif and shine brightly with crudo, sashimi, and creamy cheeses.  John McIlwain 

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $224.99

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières

From 50-year-old vines located mid-slope. 50% whole cluster. The shallow soils overlay flat limestone rocks, giving way to clay subsoils.  The 2017 has a deep ruby robe. The nose is redolent of violets, hedge fruits and spice. The mid-weight palate shows good ripeness and punch with juicy blackberry and cassis flavors and sauvage notes with a pungently mineral—verging on salty—core, finishing with a burst of spice on the long, detailed, lip-smacking finish. This is earthy, though by no means rustic and shows great flair. There is sneaky structure and while this is delicious now, this will benefit from 5-8 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $147.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $59.99

Rateau 2017 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 2017 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of black cherry and ripe strawberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense and chalky with blackberry, earth, cocoa and minerals with terrific length of red currant, earth and juicy acidity.  This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth - it's a bit softer than the 2016 -  and should be a superb mature wine as well, perhaps until 2035 and beyond.  David Lillie   *("A formation rare in Burgundy 'la grèze lithée.' An ancient limestone cliff dominated the slope in the distant past, which eroded leaving debris of small pepples which covered the slope at this spot from top to bottom - leaving a steep slope facing east with a soil rich in pepples, deep, warm and dry, where the vines roots penetrate deeply."

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Beaux et Bons

Jean-Claude says this wine, sourced from lieux-dits Beaux Fougets (clay soils) and Bons Feuvres (iron-rich soils) on the Pommard side of Beaune, always shows aromas of "cerises noires" (black cherries).  The 2018 has a dark ruby, verging on purple robe. The ripe, lush nose offers plummy dark fruit aromas with notes of violet, cassis, and spice box. The palate also tends towards black fruits (there's that black cherry!), savory herbal notes, and a brooding earthiness beneath the ripe, exuberant fruit. There’s a lot to sort out here, but this has nice flair and concentration - give this a bit of aeration and it will be a very satisfying bottle with coq au vin or perhaps braised duck legs. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2018 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with the stems, bringing just the right structure to this lush and beautiful wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky and sapid, showing the ripeness of the 2018s, with lush berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Rouge

From a small parcel of 50 year-old vines in AOC Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune, certified Biodynamic, "lyre ouverte" pruning.  The wine shows a bright medium red/garnet color and very floral aromas of berry fruits - crushed raspberry and strawberry, quite pretty and a bit riper than usual in 2018, with a bit of orange peel and spice. The palate is bright, and light to medium-bodied with sappy tart cherry and strawberry fruit, finishing with juicy acidity and minerals.  The wine is quite elegant and refreshing at 12% alcohol - it's a perfect Pinot for holiday dinners with family and friends. Enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Voillot, Joseph 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets

From .61 hectares of vines planted in 1932, 1950, and 1978. The vines are toward the top of the parcel in thin limestone soils. The 2016 Fremiets from Joseph Voillot has a bright ruby robe. The nose is delicate and floral with aromas of red fruits (wild strawberry, red currant, morello cherry), wild roses, rose hips, and exotic spices. The palate is silken, and supple, with red hedge fruit and wild strawberry flavors, and a fine stoniness beneath the dry extract. There’s a fine bright energy here, with a discreet structure framing the charming, succulent fruit. The finish has sneaky length and  articulate mineral detail. This is a Fremiets of finesse rather than power, but compelling nonetheless. Delicious now, though perhaps better in 5-8 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $129.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

Arlaud 2016 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes

45+year-old vines in clay limestone soils. 15% new oak. The 2016 Arlaud is a sensational expression of Les Millandes. On the nose it offers pure-fruited, pretty aromatics with ultra-ripe (not over ripe) pure cherry and violet aromas. Coltish and nervous on the palate, this shows great energy, ripe fruit flavors, with a tactile mineral spine, ripe tannins, generous fruit, with a long, driving mineral finish. This is excellent. Beautiful after-aromas and a good amount of the 'peacock's tail.' Lovely now, but this has the elements to age for 10-15 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $92.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

Berthaut-Gerbet 2017 Bourgogne Rouge Les Prielles

Limpid ruby robe. Effusive nose redolent of blackberry blossoms, wild raspberry, and Morello cherry. The palate is supple verging on silky, offering ripe red fruit flavors and a fine undertone of loamy soil and beetroot with fine-grained ripe tannins and a brisk acidity. There’s a nice upside for mid-term aging, though given the expressiveness of the fruit, I’d be hard pressed to wait that long. This is delicious Bourgogne from one of the bright young up-and-comers of Burgundy and a joy to drink. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

De Montille 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

From a .29 hectare plot in the upper third of the Clos. One third whole cluster.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $499.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

Rateau 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

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

Germany

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
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Adam, A.J. 2018 Mosel Riesling Im Pfarrgarten Feinherb

Translating to 'in the garden of the rectory', this is a plot planted in the 1960s on a flat terrain of heavy, alluvial soils mixed with eroded slate from the Hofberg above. As one can guess from the name, the vineyard once belonged to the rector for the parish of the town of Dhron. Fermented with natural yeasts, unfined, and aged in stainless steel, when tasted in June 2019, the wine was a bit closed on the nose, reflecting the recent bottling; thankfully the palate is fresh, mineral and balanced with a prickle of acidity lifting the slightest sweetness of green plum and mango along with white grapefruit zest, a delicious feinherb that should settle in nicely. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 23 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Dreissigacker 2015 Rheinhessen Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken

The amphitheater-shaped Kirchspiel vineyard faces south-southeast with soils of limestone, marl, and clay. Jochen Dreissigacker farms these vines organically, and all spontaneous fermentation and aging occurred in stainless steel for this vintage. This is truly spellbinding Riesling with the beautiful concentration of 2015 balanced by bright acidity and the slightest bit of residual sugar. Honeysuckle, orange oil, mango and just-ripe peaches dance on the palate and linger on for ages. A delightful bottle that should age with grace for the long-term, and a thoughtful gift for the Riesling-head in your life. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic

Durst, Andreas 2015 Pfalz Bockenheim Pinot Noir "S"

Andreas Durst lives but a stone's throw away from Daniel and Jonas Brand, in Bockenheim, a small town in the northern Pfalz (very close to the Rheinhessen border). Working less than a hectare in total, and making wine out of his garage, Andreas has managed to produce some incredibly spell-binding Pinot Noir (not to mention Portugieser and Sylvaner), aged in old barrique. Really quite elegant, with subtle flavors of ripe sour cherries, red apple skin, baked strawberries, and a touch of lees, layered with savory notes of red flowers on the lengthy finish. In this case, 'S' is to mark that there is just a slight amount to sulfur added at bottling. Pair with roasted root vegetable tart, mushroom gratin, turkey and herbed stuffing. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $54.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2018 Saar Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spätlese Feinherb AP 4

Fuder Onkel Peter  **wines available Wednesday, 8/21**

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Koch, Holger 2018 Baden Bickensohler 'Ja Goutte!'

Holger Koch's wines are the sleeper hits of Swabia. His Pinot Noirs run the gamut from fresh, red-fruited, and bright to structured, umami-rich, and quite serious; and the Weiss and Grauburgunder wines showcase his dedication to making quality, complex wines from these regionally less-exalted grape varieties. 'Ja Goutte!' is, as the label may suggest, a more casual wine for drinking in the now. A blend of younger-vine Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, and Grauburgunder (15% whole cluster fermentation) aged in a mix of stainless steel and 500L neutral barrel. White fruit and flowers, stone on the nose, the wine has a lovely energy bolstering ripe pineapple, green herbs, white peach, apricot, Fuji apple with saline minerality on the finish. Enjoy with meatier fish, roasted chicken, cheese plates, risotto. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 7 Spätlese

Much like the Kabinett, grapes for the Spätlese are pre-selections from multiple vineyards on Ayler Kupp. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's parcel of the Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Ayler Kupp, closer to the base of the slope. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $55.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $98.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 20 in stock
  • $53.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 19 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $42.99

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

The Schaefer family still only farms 4.2 hectares, the majority of which tower behind their hometown of Graach (2 ha on Domprobst, 2 ha on Himmelreich), as well as .2 ha on the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, all in total, they work over 100 separate parcels. Graacher Himmelreich (Kingdom of Heaven) is home to Devonian slate soils (blue/gray) with a south/southwest exposition; the Himmelreich and its neighboring vineyard the Domprobst both have access to a unique network of underground water veins that bring a cooling element and much needed support to the vines on this fairly warm site. Grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed whole cluster, and spontaneously ferment and age in old Fuder. In contrast to the incredibly low yields of 2017, 2018 was practically a bumper crop (I exaggerate). Delightfully floral on the nose, the Himmelreich is creamy and medium-bodied with notes of freshly-cut Fuji apple, smoke, peach candy, mango, salted orange on the lengthy finish. This would be a delightful Riesling to pair with the mix of sweet and richly savory elements of your holiday table, just make sure you open maybe thirty minutes before serving. Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 18 in stock
  • $51.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

Weiser-Künstler 2018 Mosel Riesling Feinherb

Riesling sourced from the Steffensberg, Schlossberg, Taubenhaus, and Sonnenlay vineyards. The ripeness of the 2018 vintage gives us a lush and concentrated wine with a youthful acidity; playful and fruity with notes of ripe peaches, Fuji apple, tangerine juice, with tart lemonade on the lengthy finish. Should pair quite well with spicier cuisine, fried chicken, Thai noodle dishes. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 33 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Glassware

  • Decanter
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $27.99

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  • 11 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Bricco Ernesto 2017 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

The 2017 boasts a more warm, comforting character. It started out pronounced and edgy, but after tasting periodically over an evening, the wine mellowed into aromas of cherry, winter spices, and airy, roasted coffee. Flavors of dried red fruits and black pepper developed on the palate. Perfect for a cold night. Dave Hatzopoulos

To my taste I would have to guess this was a Barbaresco, but a Barbaresco of great finesse and elegance. If there’s a place in the wine to determine that you’re elsewhere, it might be the unbelievably suave and ripe tannins of the Bricco Ernesto. Aromatically the wine is expansive and rich, a lovely combo of dark cherry fruit and earthy Nebbiolo florality and earthiness. The palate is bright and intense, with an incredibly complex finish – a burst of black cherry, amaro-like herbs, citrus, balsam, and that very fine tannin to extend everything. This is a much deeper and more serious Roero wine than one would ever expect. It is, by any definition, a natural wine, completely unmanipulated, and with a final SO2 level of 27mg. Pretty brilliant wine, in my book, and it will be really interesting to see how it develops. I have a very high opinion of just two other Roero producers (Chiesa, and Val del Prete), but Bricco Ernesto is a game-changer. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

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  • 4 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo

From 4 Verduno vineyards and Gramolere (10%); very appealing with black cherry fruit and spice; medium-bodied, open mid-palate; very nice indeed and surprisingly open, complete, and easy to drink. Tasted again this week (11/30/19) I find the wine stunningly good - very aromatic, very seductive, showing great depth and balance - I absolutely love it. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo Gramolere

This shows a clear step away from the cooler Verduno wines, with silky, suave tannins, and a richer palate; it’s more muscular, and denser than the Verduno wines. It’s beautifully integrated and complete – quite amazingly appealing for new Barolo. I wrote that “this would be very popular”. Of course there’s only one way to find out… Jamie Wolff

The Gramolere from Fratelli Alessandria showed really nice intensity, both on the nose and the palate. The ripeness of the vintage shows, with a slightly candied and juicy quality to the cherry and raspberry fruit. The palate introduces more savory notes of cocoa nibs and some herbal character. Great density and richness to this Barolo that will appeal to folks looking for some broadness in their Nebbiolo. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo Monvigliero

Dark red fruit, limestone – a juicy underpinning for firm chalky tannin, rich and lifted, pure and delicious. A grand cru wine, and some competition for that other Monvigliero…Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo is along the slope to the east of Monvigliero, with slightly more western exposures. Vittorio says that San Lorenzo Barolo is usually "feminine and more delicate" than his other wines. I certainly found the tannins to be soft and accessible, and the wine to be open and fresh with excellent balance. A lovely wine now, but clearly with a long way to go. Jamie Wolff

I really enjoyed this with some air. Deep red fruit on the nose, dark cherry, red plums, with some of baking spice, nutmeg, cedar, hints of exotic spice such as star anise, an a bit of cocoa. There is a nuance and complexity (especially in the fruit elements) that is a clear upgrade on the normale bottling. Still quite lifted and vibrant on the palate, but with just a tiny hint of austerity and bitterness. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
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  • 3 in stock
  • $1,599.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 11 in stock
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Roagna 2014 Barbaresco Albesani

Barbaresco Albesani is a new addition to the Roagna portfolio, and a designation that encompasses vines in Neive, including the famous Santo Stefano vineyard. More open and forward than the Pajè at this point it it's development, the Albesani is showing brighter red fruit, cherry flesh, raspberry, a slight green herbaceousness, earth and some warming baking spice. The tannins are still pronounced, but feel more integrated than on the Pajè, with a more sumptuous quality to the fruit. There is still intensity, and a magnanimous nature to this wine. One to savor over to coming decades. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $119.99

Roagna 2014 Barbaresco Paje

Pajè, Roagna's largest cru in Barbaresco (though still only 1.83 hectares) is made of calcereous marl with a high percentage of limestone, with vines up to 50 years of age. Traditional work in the cellar, with fermentation taking place in large wooden casks and a maceration on the skins lasting from 60 to 70 days with submerged cap. The 2014 shows such potential, and beyond the hype the wines attract now, there is truly another dimension to them. The nose is fantastically complex, with fruit, spice and earth coalescing into a beautiful expression of high quality nebbiolo. Notes of cherry flesh, macerated cherry, citrus peel, baking spice, leather, undergrowth, cedar, sandalwood, and a hint of pretty oxidation. Dense and deep, with an incredibly long finish that shows sparkles of fruit and a hint of some smokey meatiness. Very young at the moment, so enjoy now with a long decant, or cellar for a few decades. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $119.99

Roagna 2014 Barolo Pira

Grapes sourced from the Roagna monopole of Pira, in Castiglione Falletto, with vines ranging from 25 to 50 years old. As all young Roagna, the wine is a little forbidding upon first opening, with a lot of structure and intensity. A few hours open open softens it out, with notes of dried cherry, cherry pit, leather, grilled meat, dried orange peel, clove, and a hint of herbaceousness (think blackcurrant leaf). The tannins are dusty and rustic, and will need some time to soften and resolve, but the wine underneath is pure and full of energy, and buoyed by a lively acidity that continues to a very long finish. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Trediberri 2015 Barolo

The nose is pure, with young dark flowers, fresh cut stems, green herbs, tilled earth and black cherry. The palate is more fruit-driven and bold, with flavors of savory red berries, fennel, and a core of iron-laced minerality. The wine develops over time, with a tannic structure that loosens into a soft richness. Pair with meals of dark meat, simply prepared veggies, and hard cheeses. David Hatzopoulos

In common with the Giulia Negri wines from Serradenari, 80% of the fruit for the Trediberri Barolo comes from the Berri vineyard, on the western side of the ridge of La Morra (with 20% from Capalot – on the eastern slope, and perhaps more typical terroir for La Morra). Nicola Oberto describes 2015 as a “warm vintage”, but at 14 alcohol his Barolo doesn’t show any heat, and the wine is very fresh, without any fat or jam. Ripe fruit and flowers on the nose, with the fruit showing gives lift to a medium bodied wine that shows very prettily. A fine introduction to this exciting new producer. Jamie Wolff


  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
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  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $79.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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  • 18 in stock
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Italy White

  • white
  • 52 in stock
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  • 18 in stock
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  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
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  • white sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

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  • 41 in stock
  • $27.99

Loire

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2018 Vin de France La Tesniere Pineau D'Aunis

This is a lovely, soft and ripe expression of Pineau d'Aunis from Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, from vines adjacent to Clos Roche Blanche on clay with silex in organic and biodynamic farming. Aged in old futs and demi-muids, bottled without filtration, minimal SO2. Light red/pink color. The wine shows subtle aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry with rose petal and white pepper, quite elegant and surprisingly delicate in this ripe vintage. The palate is light and pretty with perfect acidity and mineral flavors - this is a beautiful expression of Pineau d'Aunis and a wonderful pairing with any lighter meat dishes and mild chesses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

Deboutbertin 2017 Vin de France Baliverne (Grolleau)

This offering from Deboutbertin is 100% Grolleau from a parcel on Schiste and sandstone, from vines that were planted in 1950. The vineyard is tiny, at 25 ares (a bit more than a half-acre), and yields are quite low, at about 20hl/ha. There's a hint of "barnyard" on the nose, with plenty of the vibrant fruit on the palate. Relatively dark in the glass, but super easy to drink! Serve with a slight chill.    Arrived July 2019 / Best if opened after Summer 2019  EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $43.99

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

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  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

Grange Tiphaine (Delecheneau) 2018 Touraine Sauvignon "Trinqu'âmes"

Coralie and Damien Delecheneau, from Domaine Grange Tiphaine, source fruit from four different parcels close to their winery in Montlouis, in the Loire Valley. Though three of four vineyards are certified organic, they are all practicing bio-dynamic. Aged in concrete tank for 5-6 months, the palate has perfect weight and the flavor profile is less exotic or citrus-driven. Instead, it's lean, and crisp, but textured, with stone fruit and lingering minerals in the finish.   -EL

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Guion 2016 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

2016 brings us another great Cuvée Prestige from Stéphane Guion in Bourgueil, whose domaine has been certified organic since the 1960s. From vines averaging 50 to 70 years old on classic soils of clay over limestone. 2016 was a very difficult vintage in the Loire Valley with many growers suffering huge loses to f rost on the 27th of April, followed by periods of intense mildew attacks until early July that further lowered yields.  Weather in the summer and fall, however, was near perfect with dry sunny conditions prevailing and just the right amount of rain in September. Comparisons can be made to the 2002 and 2010 vintages. The 2016 Guion Prestige shows wonderful brightness and balance with lovely high-toned aromas of strawberry compote with floral, herbal and musky notes, with hints of  roast coffee and bitter chocolate. There is intense material on the palate which is elegant and ripe with fine tannins, with bright strawberry and cherry fruits encased in brisk, very earthy acids. A brilliant wine that needs five years or more in the cellar, peak drinking perhaps 2023 to 2040. If drinking now decant well in advance or open/taste/re-cork two or three days beforehand.  1989 and 1990 tasted recently at the domaine were fantastic — given the low price, this is one of the world's great values to cellar. Thank you, Stéphane!

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie

2018 Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie: 12.5% alc; 95 g/l RS; 3.6 g/l total acidity; pH 3.45

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

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

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  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Premier Rendez-Vous

This is a Chenin Blanc that makes me picture spring meadows. Lise and Bertrand Jousset have created this wine from two organically farmed terroirs in Montlouis sur Loire - 40 year-old vines on sand and silex soils over limestone and 70 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils. "Premier Rendez-vous," which translates to 'the first encounter', is all about freshness and vibrancy. The nose shows notes of ripe cantaloupe, yellow peach, and budding flowers, and the palate has a beautiful texture and acidity brought on by the limestone and silex soils. The Joussets prefer to use as little sulfur as possible and have aged this wine in 2 to 8 year-old large barrels, giving this energetic wine slightly softened edges. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2017 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

Christophe Foucher's 2017 "Rossignoux" (Sauvignon Blanc) is an outrageously delicious natural wine showing a bright gold color and slightly oxidative aromas of ripe pear, citrus, stone, hay and caramel. The palate is dense and creamy with sapid, ripe stone fruits framed in very firm saline minerals and earthy acidity. The finish is dense and long with dried pear, pine, lemon and herbal flavors lingering on the palate. Christophe is making beautiful, artisanal wines that are completely unique - we have 20 cases that will disappear quickly. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Pepiere 2018 Vins de France Cabernet Franc "La Pépie"

100% Cabernet Franc from  the Pépière 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black grapes are in a section with a gentle slope and southwestern exposure. As with the Côt, the Cabernet Franc is 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 2018 shows peppery Cab Franc aromas of ripe red currant and black raspberry, lush and earthy. The palate is ripe and round with bright acidity and deep red currant fruit with hints of licorice, mint, smoke and earth with a nice sappy finish. Serve with charcuterie, rilletes and rillons, pork and chicken dishes. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Les Déronnières

(Will be $32.99) The grapes for this new cuvée from Francois Pinon (first made in 2014)  used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec. In 2018 it's fabulously ripe, dense and complex, with approximately 20 grams of RS per liter. The wine shows elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very supple and ripe, saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with impressive density and length. A great Vouvray with fantastic minerality  that will age beautifully!  Normally thought of as a fish wine, the flavors and texture of this wine will make it pair beautifully with poultry and white meats as well.  Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Sec

(Will be $27.99) A beautiful Vouvray Sec from our friends Julien and  François Pinon, which rarely makes its way to the US. The 2018 is a bit riper than usual at 9 grams/liter RS,  with bright aromas of lemon zest, stone, quince and honeysuckle. There is very firm acidity on the palate with citrus, stone, pine, earth and bitter almond with terrific structure and length. This should ideally be decanted or opened in advance if drinking now, and will be lovely in 10 years, or 20 years...  David Lillie

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2015 Vouvray Brut

From a plot of old Chenin Blanc vines, François' Brut NV is kept on the lees for 18 months before bottling. It has pretty apple, pear, floral and toasty flavors with good acidity balancing the fruit. The current cuvée is from 2015 and it's one of their best ever - a bit riper than usual with round but well defined fruit—a great alternative to Champagne, Aromas are transcendent to summer days with notes of crushed seashells, honeysuckle, and warm apricot skins. Flavors of briny half-shell, pear, and almond skin cascade with bright lemon and honey comb. This is delicious as an apéritif before the meal or afterwards with apple pie. This is a great choice during the holidays - a real crowd-pleaser at a great price, before, after or during the meal!

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

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2018 Vin de France Petillant Naturel Rosé

50% Cot and 50% Grolleau, organically farmed in Vouvray by Julien and François Pinon. This is an elegant and very delicious Pet Nat that will accompany just about anything and is delightful as an aperitif by itself. The aromas are quite pretty with ripe raspberry, strawberry and red currant with hints of rose and blood orange. The palate is fresh and creamy with raspberry and tart strawberry with a nice mineral kick and sappy fruit in the refreshing finish. Grab this before it's gone...  David Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 25 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $86.99

Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières Sec

100% Chenin Blanc, from 15 - 30 year-old vines on a slope of clay/silex soils on limestone, certified organic. Slow pressing of whole clusters; long fermentations, most in 4 to 6 year-old barriques, the younger vines in cuve inox; elevage in 6 year-old barrels. The Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières shows pale bronze color with ripe aromas of pear, quince, almond, lime-flower and peach with hints of stone, anise and citrus peel. The palate shows more fruit than the 2017, quite round and ripe, revealing almond, pear, stone, lemon and chalky minerals that continue in the long, very mineral finish. This is a young, complex Jasnières from a beautiful vintage that will benefit from decanting and should age well for ten to fifteen years. Serve now with shellfish, grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $46.99

Misc. Burgundy

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2017 Mâcon Rouge

Julien Guillot at the Clos des Vignes du Maynes makes this Macon Rouge from 20 different old Gamays, including Gamays "teinturiers" with thick skins and dark juice, with no added SO2. The 2017 shows a deep red color with aromas of blackberry, tart cherry, srawberry, black pepper, roast meat, fennel, citrus peel, violet... The palate is lean and elegant with citrusy black fruits, earth and mineral flavors, chalky and long. "This wine is indestructible" says Julien, and it's obviously built to last. Serve with a farm chicken in sauce, and decant or open in advance, but best to cellar for five or ten years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes (Julien Guillot) 2018 Mâcon Rouge Cuvée 910

This special cuvée is a commemoration of eleven hundred years of winemaking, the vineyards in the Clos des Vignes du Maynes having been planted around AD 900 and wine first produced for the Abbey of Cluny around 910. This "medieval" wine is a field blend of Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Noir, including the old varieties Gamay Petit Grain and Pinot Fin. The grapes were transported in carts pulled by Charolais bulls, then pressed by foot, vinified and aged without sulfur and bottled by hand in the spring. Although this is always a light, delicate wine, the 2018 weighs in at a whopping 12% alcohol! The color is  a lovely and bright red/black; the aromas are ripe and floral with violet, ripe black-cherry and a melange of lush berries. The palate is light but loaded with ripe, pure berry fruit backed by citrusy acids. This is a gorgeous wine that should gain complexity with time, perhaps three to five years (or more?) but it's much too delicious right now to consider cellaring. Zero added SO2.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. France

Beguet, Patrice 2018 VDF Fresh Impression Red (Big Bunch Theory)

This year, the Fresh Impression rouge is a blend of 55% direct press Grenache, 35% Gamay, and a split 10% of Trousseau and Poulsard from Patrice's vineyards. When we asked about the source of the Grenache, we discovered that the biodynamic grower in the Ventoux was none other than Pablo Hocht of Domaine Creve Couer, one of our favorite new exclusive Rhone estates here at Chambers Street. Small world! The Gamay, as with previous vintages, is from Benoit Landron in Ancenis, in the Loire Valley. The wine is bright, extremely juicy and fresh, with a bit of an effervescent tickle on the tongue. Tangy and high acid, but with red fruit compote notes in the mid-palate. Very refreshing! Serve with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Beguet, Patrice 2018 Vins de France Go Together Blanc

Go Together white blends Grenache Blanc from Domaine Creve Couer in the Rhone, with Melon de Bourgogne from Benoit Landron in Ancenis. A portion of the grapes see a long maceration on the skins for 6 months in barrel, with a larger portion that is pressed like a normal white, and then kept in a large vat for 3-4 weeks with pigeage and then aged in acacia. Everything is pressed and blended and then bottled within a 24 hour period, as Patrice is very cautious of exposing the wine to oxygen, and prefers to expose it only once. It's a very interesting idea, and one that I haven't heard discussed often, but does make a lot of sense. If these two wines were, for example, pressed and blended after aging, and then put into vat for a few months before bottling, that would be two exposures to oxygen, and more chance for bacterial issues to develop. In the world of no-sulfur winemaking, oxygen exposure can be a risk, so this approach is at least interesting, if not fascinating and perhaps noteworthy. 

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $9.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $23.99

Coup de Jus (Marnes Blanches) NV VdF Caribulles Pet Nat

This is a playful and zippy pet-nay from the folks at Domaine Marnes Blanches in the Jura region of France. Due to several years of bad harvests, they started a side project, buying organic grapes from friends who make wine in other regions, and bottling them under the Coup de Jus label. This is Carignan sourced from the south of France, vinified naturally, and unfiltered, which gives the wine a slightly opaque appearance. There is some subtle red berry fruit on the palate, but overall, it’s quite dry, with very little fruitiness. This is a refreshing and crisp sparkler that would be perfect with fried or salty foods.

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Finot Frères 2018 Vin de France Tracteur Blanc (Isère)

Thomas Finot makes this refreshing "tractor white" from Chardonnay, Jacquère and Pinot Gris grown in the Coteaux Grésivaudan, northeast of Grenoble. This is a delightful everyday wine, featuring lovely aromas of pear, quince, almond, hay and brown spice. The palate is ripe but balanced and lively with bright acidity, showing flavors of pear, melon, almond, citrus and stone. Serve happily by itself or with fish in sauce, roast chicken, salads and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2016 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. Thomas has made his name in celebrating and resurrecting these local rarities. The high altitude, alpine climate lends this wine a beautiful acidic structure, and imbues it with notes of mint and alpine herbs. On the nose this is spicy, with bright red fruits intermingling with pepper and anise. The palate is bright and crunchy, with  notes of cranberry, red currant and red raspberry and structure coming from the bright acidity and the delicate tannins. Underneath the notes of fruit is a beautiful, coolingly mineral core.  This is a wine that I can easily imagine at the holiday table, especially with savory poultry or pork dishes. I would open this bottle about an hour before pouring. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Pinot Noir

Thomas Finot, who is working with rare local varieties in Isère, also makes this vibrant Pinot Noir from organic grapes in the Coteaux du Grésivaudan northeast of Grenoble. The region is known for very warm days but very cool nights, producing reds that are ripe and sappy but possessing bright acidity and good balance. The 2017 is showing lovely notes on the nose of wild strawberries, cassis, licorice, and some spice. The palate is filled with wild strawberries, violets, crushed tart cherry, red flowers and fruit, and plum. With lovely acidity and good structure, this would go well with coq au vin, hearty soups, boeuf bourgignon or a nice creamy cheese (such as Soumaintrain.). JDC

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Vin de France (Isère) "Cugnète" Macération

Thomas Finot makes his "Vin de Macération Cugnète" from purchased fruit grown in Isère and on the Isère/Savoie border, thus Vin de France. The two-and-a-half month skin contact gives the wine a pale bronze color. The aromas are light and pretty - dried flowers, brown spice, citrus peel and white fruits. The palate shows creamy dried pear, mineral, brown spice, almond and citrus notes, quite subtle and with a clean, long finish without harsh skin tannins. This is a fascinating wine that will accompany shellfish, ceviche of many kinds, sushi, goat cheeses and much more.  11% alcohol.  Lovely wine!  David Lillie       Extra facts: Thomas says that Cugnète is an ancient type of Jacquère. Maceration for the 2015 was two-and-a-half months, and aging was in big used barrels from 2005 and 2006. My guess is the maceration was more of a soaking, with little or no punch down or extraction, as the wine appears more like a white than an 'orange,' and only has a delicate and subtle amount of tannin in the back of the palate.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse (Sec)

According to the hefty Wine Grapes book (Robinson/Harding/Vouillamoz), there were a total of about 2 hectares (5 acres) of Verdesse in the world as of 2008. Thomas Finot now says there is about 3-4 hectares total. Thomas started with an old plantation of about 2 ares (200 square meters, or .05 acres) and now has about 1.5 hectares, mostly of younger vines he planted. Verdesse is a grape that, according to Thomas, is green for a long time, and typically ripens late, gaining a golden and amber color at the "very last moment." The 2018 vintage Verdesse is a gorgeous wine of golden color, with a nose of green apple, hay, and ripe pear. I was blown away by the fresh acidity and plumpness on the palate. Driven by notes of pear, quince and almond, the wine develops over the evening into notes of minerals, brioche, dried apricot and spice. Ideally paired with curry, sushi, or shrimp tempura. A sublime wine of intensity and texture. Bravo, Thomas! John David Crosby

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Lulu Vigneron (Chais du Vieux Bourg) 2005 Côtes du Jura Vin Jaune

Lulu's Vin Jaune ages under voile (flor) for 8 years, which is two more years than required by the region's winemaking regulations. It is 100% Savagnin coming from marl and calcareous soils. Only 900 of these bottles were produced.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Mas des Chimères 2016 VdP des Terrasses de Larzac Nuits Graves

Guilhelm Dardé has been running the program at Mas des Chimères since 1993, incorporating new organic practices and philosophies to the estate and overseeing organic certification in 2008. The estate is tucked away in the Coteaux-du-Languedoc by the Lac du Salagou, the vines grow on a variety of terroir: clay, schist and granite soils form terraces on the arid, red slopes of basaltic slate colored by iron. Due to the austere dryness in both soil and climate, the yields in this area are low and the wines are typically concentrated. The cuvée Nuit Grave is a blend of 45% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache. The vines are around 35 years in age, planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of black basalt stones. The 2016 vintage sees the first time that biodynamic preparations have been used by the estate. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified separately. They are destemmed and the juice ferments in tank before aging in old barrels for one year. This is a gorgeous wine of complexity and structure. A dark purple robe in the glass, followed by a nose of brown spice, blackberry, ripe plum and cassis. On the palate, the wine is softer, with a velvet roundness and notes of cinnamon, black cherry, savory spice. An outstanding pairing with rack of lamb, tagine, cassoulet or standing rib roast. John David Crosby

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Nicolas Mariotti Bindi 2016 Corsica Patrimonio Mursaglia Blanc

This 100% Vementinu is rich and complex after spending 12 months on the lees in tank and then bottled unfiltered with a small amount of added S02. The aromas are effusive with wafts of salty stone, orchard fruit, lime blossom, and thyme rising from the glass. The palate is supple and round with flavors of apricot, fresh herbs, and salt on the finish. This is one of the most unique examples of Corsican Vermentinu we've tasted. The 2016 shows less intense acidity and is wonderfully fruit-driven with a compelling chalky texture.This is a fascinating wine that will stand up to poultry and seafood. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

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

No Control 2018 VDF Rockaille Billy

Vincent Marie, otherwise known as simply “Vince,” is a punk-rock natural winemaker who settled in the Auvergne, in the center of France. Here, he mostly works with Gamay d’Auvergne, a specific type of Gamay only found in this area, which grows on volcanic, pink basalt terroir that is unique to the Auvergne. Fermentation is whole cluster, with some foot stomping, and maceration for 3 weeks, before aging in tank and a large 2000L barrel. The profile here is the dark and peppery side of Gamay, with vibrancy and silky tannins, medium body and unmistakable ‘natty’ vibe and aromatics. No SO2 added.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

Renardat-Fache 2018 Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

This charming, low-alcohol sparkler hails from the tiny appellation of Bugey (across from the Mont du Chat in Savoie). At 8% ABV this delicately sweet and exquisitely balanced pét-nat is the breakfast of champions, a companion while you prepare a feast, or the perfect solution to tricky dessert parings. The 2018 is a blend of Gamay and Poulsard. The wine pours a pleasing shade of magenta in the glass and offers up vivid aromas of purple wild flowers, raspberry patch, and mouth-watering grapefruit zest. The palate is light and fresh with flavors of sweet strawberries, raspberries, and crunchy blueberries on the attack then finishes with thirst-quenching mineral acidity. A purely enjoyable bottle at a great value. Serve chilled alongside fruit tarts, dark chocolate, or with tangy cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Traginer 2015 Collioure Cuvée Octobre

Made from equal parts Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah from Domaine du Traginer's organic vineyards on the steep slopes high above Banyuls-sur-Mer. A later picking gives a bit more alcohol (14.2) than the "regular" cuvée, and a bit more density and ripeness. Dark red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry and black-cherry with hints of citrus, rose, earth and licorice. The palate is supple, dense and ripe, elegant and a bit tight, and with a cool quality to the dark fruit due to good balancing acidity. Complex flavors of blackberry,  tart cherry, prune, thyme and licorice linger in the long food-friendly finish. Decant if possible or hold for five years, drink until 2030.  A great glass of wine! Serve with duck, coq au vin, steak, strong cheeses.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Banyuls Rimage 750ml

The Traginer Banyuls Rimage (Vin Doux Naturel) at 16% alcohol is an insanely delicious wine as an apéritif or with deserts of chocolate or fruit (figs especially) and goat cheeses. The 2018 shows a bright black/red color and vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, prune,  licorice, violets, and earth, a bit lighter and more floral than usual. The palate is ripe and lush with blackberry, prune, citrus and cocoa, but very bright and refreshing as well, just delicious. It finishes with citrusy acids and black fruits that linger on the palate - serve cool and enjoy! (Keep this fortified wine for weeks in the fridge, re-corked) DL

  • red sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Rosé

Despite its origin in Collioure, in the sunny south of France, the 2018 Traginer Rosé is light and refreshing at only 11.5% alcohol. Made from Grenache and Mourvedre that is certified Biodynamic, the wine shows a pretty light pink color with intriguing aromas of raspberry, stone, brown spice and citrus peel. The palate is mineral and earthy with tart berry fruits and floral hints, finishing with thirst-quenching acidity. Delicious now, the Traginer rosés always improve with a few years in the bottle so don't be afraid to hold a few for next spring. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Blanc

An outstanding and unusual white made by Jean-François Deu at the organic/Biodynamic estate, Domaine du Traginer (Mule-driver) in Banyuls and Collioure. Made from Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Vermentino grown on low-yielding vines, on steep slopes above the Mediterranean. The 2018 is a superb and complex wine of the south that shows a bright pale gold color and aromas of almond, pear and peach, lime-flower and preserved lemon. The palate is ripe and dense with citrus, almond, peach and stone flavors backed by firm acidity, finishing with mineral flavors citrus and white fruits. Serve this unique wine with a ceviche of scallops or fluke, fish soup or fish in sauce, white meats and goat cheeses. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer NV Banyuls Ambre (aged 15 years) 750ml

This superb wine is made from Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Muscat, aged for 15 years in small, very old barrels. Complex aromas of citrus, tea, prune, flowers and caramel. The palate is balanced, with a pretty melange of citrus, white fruits, earth and secondary flavors, very long and lifted by nice acidity. A gorgeous vin doux naturel that will accompany aged cheeses, figs and foie gras, and it's sensationally beautiful by itself. Really a unique and delicious wine. DL

  • white sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 52 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Pisano, Danila 2017 Rossese di Dolceacqua

Danila Pisano took over the family estate in 1990 and received organic certification in 1996. The vineyards themselves are not young, with some of the terraces aging back to 1931. She has not had to plow or fertilize her vineyards for the last three years, and the cover crop is lush and filled with lovely flowers.  Her plots are spread over several hills, and even include a sandy section that has many un-grafted vines that have been resistant to phylloxera. Although Dolceacqua is known for a weightier style of Rossese, Danila's wines always have freshness without sacrificing the distinctive spice and crushed plum fruit that the region is celebrated for.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Misc. Spirits

  • herb liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

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

  • fruit liqueur
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • liqueur
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Forthave Spirits Blue Gin 43%

A fuller-bodied style of American gin, the Forthave Blue Gin is creamy and viscous on the palate, with notes of citrus rind, juniper, aniseed, allspice, mint, pine, lavender, and a long, savory finish. A perfect choice for classic gin cocktails like a Negroni or Aviation, it also plays beautifully in a straightforward Martini. Make this your choice for an autumnal local gin! Oskar Kostecki

  • aperitif
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • liqueur
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • aperitif
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • $109.99

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

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

  • fruit liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

Portugal Table

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

Luis Seabra 2017 Douro Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

The Xisto Ilimitado is a delightful entry into the wines of Luis Seabra's latest project. This is a red blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Tinta Barroca,  Malvasia Preta and Deonzelinho Tinto. It shows soft tannins, notes of pepper, spice, smoked meat, and bright dark fruit. Backed by a strong mineral presence and great acidity, this wine shows a velvety depth in the finish. Almost Saint-Joseph in profile, this wine will age incredibly well, but can be drunk now with any roasted meat or game. JDC

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Bairrada Reserva

Sidónio de Sousa's Reserva Tinto is a savory, medium to full-bodied expression of Baga, from clay-limestone soils in the Ancas-Bairrada. Pressing and fermentation happens in traditional small cement lagars, with aging for a year in large 4000L barrels, and a further two years in bottle before release. Pepper, black currant, oregano, and fresh earth abound. For a wine under $20, this traditional Baga over-delivers, providing the leather and cedar notes of a fine Bordeaux mixed with the finesse of Nebbiolo. Perhaps an old fashioned wine in style, this is no fault! A great value.  -EL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Rhone

Creve Coeur (Pablo Hocht) 2018 Côtes du Rhône

This beautiful Cotes du Rhone from Pablo Hocht at Creve Coeur is made from 60 to 70 year-old vines of Grenache, with an interesting mix of semi-carbonic and traditional fermentations with whole-cluster and de-stemmed grapes. The 2018 shows lovely aromas of ripe black cherry and red currant lifted by floral, citrus and spice notes. The palate is soft and supple with ripe cherry and spicy strawberry fruit, quite delicious, and finishing with refreshing, velvety fruit. This is a real crowd-pleaser and a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Viognier 'Les Iris' (12/10)

We love Condrieu, but Viognier from other regions can often be cloying and uninteresting. This example from the Grenier family in Chavanay, however, is elegant and outstanding. It comes from Viognier vines just south of the Condrieu AOC, always tended organically, certified since 2002, and Biodynamic since 2016. Like stepping into the sunshine, this wine is a bedazzlement of friut and floral tones. Yellow flowers, white blossom, honeysuckle, apricot, peach, canteloupe and underripe pineapple, with slight hints of almond, citrus and lemon peel all playing on the alluring nose of this wine. There is a unctuousness on the palate that is beautifully balanced by a lively acidity. The finish introduces a hint of fresh cut hay and that particular late summer evening light. A lovely Viognier and a great value! Oskar Kostecki

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2017 Saint-Joseph Les Mesanges

"Les Mesanges" is a cuvée of Saint-Joseph made from 40 to 50 year-old organic Syrah vines on biotite granite soils in the vineyards of Pecher and Vauturerie at Chavanay, 60-70% destemmed, aged 18 months in 600 liter barrels, 25% new, 75% 5 to 8 year-old. On the nose, this wine shows complex and concentrated aromas of macerated dark fruits and flowers, sandalwood, baking spices, and savory green herbs. The palate is robust, with deep red and black berries and citrus rind. Balanced structure, with a hefty mouthfeel alleviated by focused acidity. 

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 Condrieu La Côte

The white wines of Philippe and Véronique Grenier at Domaine des Amphores have become particularly successful over the past few years, as their son Remi, now the winemaker at Chateau Grillet,  has been helping out. The vineyards have been farmed organically since their inception and are now certified biodynamic as well. The 2018 Condrieu "La Côte" has a delicate and compelling aroma of fresh pear, apricot skin, soft white flowers like baby's breath, and something that makes me think of moss growing on a wet stone. The palate is incredibly luscious and rounded with a slightly bitter almond skin on the finish. The richness of this full-bodied white will make it an excellent pair for more powerfully flavored dishes, but I also fully enjoyed it complimenting a creamy crab pizza with fresh herbs. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Detour Blanc (Tues 12/10)

Domaine des Amphores, a long-time organic and now Biodynamic estate in Chavanay,  just south of Condrieu, produces excellent Saint-Josephs as well as red and white Vin de Pays. "Detour" is made from Roussanne, Clairette and Marsanne - it's a delicious Northern Rhone wine and one of the best values in the store. The 2018 is ripe, round and beautifully balanced with aromas of apricot, almond, lemon, hay and stone - the palate is supple and elegant with stone fruits, anise and mineral flavors, finishing with ripe white fruits and saline minerals.  Delicious by itself or with fish or chicken in sauce and mild cheeses. This great value will open up nicely over the next few years and is highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 Saint-Joseph Blanc 'Altitude 300'

From Veronique, Philippe and Remi Grenier at Domaine des Amphores, certified organic and Biodynamic. 80% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne on granite soils in "Le Monteillet" at 300 metres altitude. Bright gold/bronze color, subtle aromas of hay, apricot, white peach, citrus peel, melon and wet stone. The palate is ripe and elegant with stone fruits and mineral flavors, textured and earthy, finishing with floral white peach and minerals. Serve with a full-flavored ceviche, fish in sauce, white meats, goat cheeses... Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 Saint-Joseph Les Sept Lieus

(From young vines, planted in the 90's, always organic, and from parcels of old vines, converted to organic, in Chavanay, below Condrieu) Philippe and Veronique Grenier have always farmed organically and now they are certified Biodynamic as well, bringing the quality even higher at this wonderful small estate. 50% de-stemmed, aged 50% in vat, 50% in 2 to 10 year-old demi-muid and foudre.  The 2018 shows a deep red/black color with elegant floral blackberry, black raspberry and black olive aromas with hints of earth, citrus and coffee. The palate is balanced and well-structured with blackberry and black plum , finishing with black fruits, earth and firm tannins. With aeration the finish broadens with elegant black fruit liqueur, licorice and black olive. This lovely Saint-Joseph will accompany lamb shank, pork stews and grilled meats - decant if drinking now or cellar 5 to 8 years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Crozes-Hermitage

Thomas Finot, who is resurrecting forgotten vineyards and varieties in the Isère, is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectare of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting soils of white clay (kaolin). The 2017 Crozes-Hermitage is a delicious Syrah showing pretty of blackberry liqueur, with hints of blueberry, floral and ripe. The palate is elegant with lush, but not over-ripe fruit, and perfectly balanced with red berry fruits and citrus notes in the refreshing finish. This is a stylish Crozes and a great value that will accompany a wide variety of pork and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Serve cool.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $189.99

Rum

Barrell Rum Private Release J700 65.9% abv 750ml

The word "unique" get overused, but I'm not really sure how else to describe this rum. The core component is 18-year-old pot-still Jamaican rum while the remainder of the blend (about 30%) is made up of Guyanese rum (21 years old), Barbados rum (12 years old) and a small quantity of Martinique rum (3 years old). These are blended together and then aged in a single amaro cask for a further six months. Pretty crazy.

The nose is all fruit, smoke, and funk, and the Jamaican aspect really stands out. Notes of roasted pineapple, tropical fruit medley, baked apple, pear skin, banana, banana leaf, baking spice, nutmeg, vanilla, burnt sugar, treacle, a hint of burnt rubber (in that amazing Jamaican rum sense), vegetation, undergrowth, and crushed sugar cane. The palate is expansive, introducing all of those flavor components, but also adding a hint of bitterness, and an herbal component, especially on the finish. It ends on a really lovely bitter note (kind of like the song "Disintegration" by The Cure), but the incredibly complex finish just keeps going and going. I like it neat, though it is bottled undiluted at a whopping 65.9% abv, so a few drops of water softens the palate. Oskar Kostecki

  • 18 in stock
  • $104.99

  • rum
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • white rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Sake

  • Junmai
  • 23 in stock
  • $27.99

Brooklyn Kura Junmai Ginjo Nama #14 750ml

A new batch of the Junmai Ginjo Nama from our friends at Brooklyn Kura. This sake is aromatically very complex, with cantaloupe, cantaloupe rind, banana, citrus, lemon rind, yellow flowers, yogurt, and a slightly green, grassy quality all present on the nose. The palate is bright, with great acidity, but still has the mouth-coating quality I've come to associate with Brooklyn Kura sake. It is drier than previous versions, but still comes in at a Sake Meter Value (Nihonshudo) of -1, making it just a tiny touch off-dry, though this is balanced fantastically by the vibrant acidity. This sake is perfect as an aperitif, or with light fare, salads, crudo, or creamy cheeses. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

Isojiman Tokubetsu Junmai

Isojiman Shuzo is located in Szikuoka Prefecture, on the coast of Suruga Bay, with Mount Fuji rising towards the east and the foothills of the Southern Japanese Alps to the north. Relatively young for such a heralded brewery, Isojiman was established in 1830. It wasn't until the 1970's that its fame became cemented, when Isojiman led the push towards what is considered high end sake today: a drier, cleaner, and more refined style. It is one of the only breweries in Japan that uses an almost completely stainless steel facility, apart from the koji room, which is still the traditional cedar interior. This Tobubetsu Junmai, made from heirloom Omachi rice, is a pearl of the category, and we are very happy to have a few bottles to offer. Deceptively rice and fruit-forward on the initial taste, the longer one spends with this bottle, to more layers emerge, revealing a savory core with a distinct saline, almost seaweed, character. It has the richness and broadness associated with a Tokubetsu Junmai, but there is also a depth and linearity running through it, like a shaft of sunlight striking through an underwater forest of kelp. The finish is long and engaging. This is a beautiful sake to savor with a wide range of foods, but I feel it would do best in a setting with seafood. Isojiman continues to push the boundaries of sake brewing, recently bottling three sake from three separately designated rice fields, one of the first trials in "terroir." Though not available in the United States at the moment, we commend Isojiman for continuously exploring the potential of sake and hope to one day taste the fruits of their labor. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Junmai Daiginjo
  • 44 in stock
  • $5.99

  • Junmai
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

Mutemuka Shuzo Muroka Nama Genshu

Mutemuka Shuzo is located in the mountains of Kochi Prefecture on the southern shore of Shikoku Island, close to the source of Shimanto-gawa, known as Japan's "purest" river on account of its remote location and lack of dams or other obstacles. Established in 1893, Mutemuka has been an early pioneer of organic rice farming, and for the past few generations has been crafting bold expressions of sake. This junmai nama genshu (unpasteurized and undiluted) is a knockout. Laden with bold umami flavors, this explodes on the palate with notes of grass, hazelnut, cocoa nibs, parsnip, dried apricot, raw honey, citrus peel,  and a slightly lactic quality. Due to the slightly higher alcohol (18%) is has a very rich mouthfeel and feels vibrant on the palate. Pair with roasted meats and vegetables (it was particularly good with pork), mushroom risotto, hearty udon, and other savory, umami-laden dishes. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Junmai
  • 12 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

Springbank 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

From the peninsula of Campbeltown comes the historic Springbank. Campbeltown once was the thriving center of Scottish distillation, now Springbank is one of the few left. A truly artisanal operation that employs their own floor maltings. Springbank uses a light peating for a smoky island character. The malt is actually distilled two and a half times, so there is a lightness that, when combined with the rugged terrain, creates a complex scotch that is very unique. Most of the malt was raised in Bourbon barrels for a pure, dry expression. (46% ABV) JR

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

South America

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $44.99

Herrera Alvarado 2018 Chile Valle Marga Marga 'Cuero de Vaca'

Sometimes people forget that culture and history play a big role in terroir, not just the location. This is exemplified in the wines of Arturo Herrera and Carolina Alvarado. Working out of a barebones winery with no electricity, their  commitment to the winemaking traditions of their ancestors is not only commendable, but rewarded with beautiful, ethereal wines that have not just a sense, but a declaration of place. They practice the traditional chilean technique of fermenting the grapes on taught cow hides and then pressing the juice through as a natural filter. You would expect this to give the wines an overwhelming barnyard quality but instead it leaves just a pleasant leathery aroma, and a savory quality to the wine. These old, own-rooted pinot noir vines display a lightness you only expect from cooler climates, and an enticing mix of dusty soil and crunchy red fruit. There is nothing added or subtracted from this wine, including SO2, so we do recommend that you drink this within a day of opening. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Mendel 2018 Mendoza Semillon

This wine is for the lovers of rich, fuller-bodied whites. I love the concentrated flavors you get from these 60 year-old, ungrafted Semillon vines. Mendel farms without pesticides or fertilizers and uses 100% indigenous yeasts, and they are in the process of getting organic certification for this Altamira vineyard. The high elevation of the vineyard, at 3,600ft, helps maintain a nice freshness in the wine, balanced by the creamy texture of the Semillon and the 15% new French oak used in the élevage. The nose is a mix of dried apricot, Meyer lemon, and dry hay, and the palate shows off the terroir of Altamira with a stony, salty minerality. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

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

Spain Fortified

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

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Dos Palmas Fino 500ml

Dos Palmas is a selection of two casks with still-active flor from an old fino solera of 150 casks averaging 8 years of age. Incredibly memorable for its abundant bouquet of dried apple and golden raisin with silky notes of almond oil and demure florals that continue on to enrich the refined yet electric palate of soft citrus peel, aloe, green almond, and yellow currants. A rare and wonderful pleasure with roasted fish or game with complex combinations of herbs and spices. Ariana Rolich

  • white flor fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

Grant, Bodegas NV El Puerto de Santa Maria Amontillado La Garrocha 375ml

I visited Bodegas Grant this past March, and I was struck with the accessibility of the sherries here. This bodega is located in the center of town in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Attached to the bodega is a fabulous bar to quaff these delicious sherries. The Amontillado is soft, floral, and gently spicy. The aging process is not especially lengthy with this wine; which makes it somewhat fruitier and appealing. This is a sherry to drink! — cb

  • white flor fortified
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

Spain Table

Adega Entre os Ríos 2017 VdT Barbanza e Iria Albariño Komokabras Verde Lias

 Adega Entre os Ríos is small winery in the Barbanza e Iria area, south of the better known Rias Baixas region. The climate and soils of the area are similarly suited to Albariño, and this is a fresh expression of the grape. Komokabras is a well-balanced expression of Albariño, straddling the leaner, no-malolactic and the fuller, lees influenced styles that have emerged. This is a blend of two cuvees, both stainless steel, one aged on the lees with malolactic fermentation allowed to complete and another that had its malolactic fermentation blocked. Notes of fresh lemon, sea salt, and white flower are balanced with a slightly lusher mid-palate here, making this an approachable aperitif. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Attis Bodega & Vinedos 2016 Rias Baixas Xion Cuvee Tinto

Brothers Robustiano and Baldomero Fariña make wines with the indigenous grape varieties of Rias Baixas under the Attis label (in Greek and Roman myth Attis is an Anatolian solar deity associated with Cybele - his story is somewhat gruesome but closely connected to plants and their seasonal cycles of rebirth) in the coastal Val do Salnés. This region is heavily associated with Albariño, but I find it fascinating to take a look at the red wines made here from Galician grape varieties. The Xion Tinto is their freshest style of red wine, made with the local grapes Souson, Pedral, and Espadeiro. These grapes are hand-harvested and fully destemmed before fermenting spontaneously and macerating on the skins for 15 days, then raised in both stainless steel and a small amount of new  French oak. The result is a fresh and bright red wine, with nice acidity, salty mineral character (I believe you will definitely feel the close proximity of the vineyards to the Atlantic in this wine), and pleasing red fruit, rounded out with a touch of spice from the oak. Xion Tinto is a great aperitif wine, very well suited to the cooler weather. This is a very interesting opportunity to taste wine made with the relatively rare red grapes Pedral (originally from Portugal) and the Galician Espadeiro (distinct from the Portuguese Espadeiro farmed in Vinho Verde), blended with the deeply purple-hued Souson/Vinhao. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $159.99

Bodegas Albamar 2018 Rias Baixas O Sebal Albarino

Xurxo Alba is making a number of expressions of Albarino and other local Galician grapes in Cambados, in the Rias Baixas DOC in Galicia. His farming and winemaking are innovative and experimental, as he pursues Organics and biodynamics in this challenging climate, ferments his wines exclusively with native yeasts, and adds little to no sulfur during production.  This is an extremely Atlantic influenced area, and the wines show that influence clearly. The O Sebal comes from 2 vineyards, both outside the Rias Baixas appellation, on granite soils with a mix of old and young vines. This wine is unoaked, and uniquely among the Albamar wines, sees no addition of sulfur. A beautiful, vibrant Albarino with texture and delicate citrus fruit character. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodegas Vinificate 2015 Cadiz Mahara

This beautifully aromatic wine is made from 100% Tintilla de Rota, a grape variety related to Graciano that is native to Andalusia but now nearly extinct. The grapes for this wine go through an extended 6 month maceration on the skins before aging in Amphora, a combination that balances concentration and elegance. The resulting wine is dark in the glass but medium bodied, with an intense nose of purple flowers, garrigue, and sea air. On the palate, the wine shows pretty red and black fruit, a gamey, savory note, and a saline mineral core. Drink with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, or anything from the grill. No SO2 added. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Bodegas Vinificate 2018 Cadiz Amorro Blanco

100% Palomino Fino from Andalusia near Cadiz. The grapes for this wine are fermented in fiber glass, then aged in the same container for 8 months. The wine is unfined, unfiltered, and shows notes of  fresh pineapple and a somewhat oxidative character.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $25.99

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2018 Ribeira Sacra Camino de la Frontera Vino Ros

The 2018 DaTerra Camino de La Frontera is a real triumph: potentially my favorite Rosado or Rose that I've tasted this year, and perfect for cool weather and holiday fare. The timing of this release is due to the long spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, but it suits such a serious and savory rosado to be released when thoughts turn towards savory, rich foods and lingering at the table. Camino de La Frontera comes from the old traditional red varieties of the area around Zamora: Juan Garcia, Tinta Madrid, and Rufete. The vines are on north-east facing parcels, around 650 meters of altitude, harvest by hand, partially destemmed, macerated on the skins for 8 hours and finished in large old French oak barrels and one 1000L chestnut foudre. This is slightly fuller and more robust than the Portela do Vento, with lively red cranberry and strawberry notes intermingling with citrus peel, stone and salt. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2018 Ribeira Sacra Portela do Vento Rosado

The DaTerra 2018 Portela de Vento Rosado is one of my favorite Roses that I've tasted this year, from one of our favorite producers in Spain. Mostly Mencia with a bit of Garnacha Tintorera,The Portela do Vento comes from granitic soils at about 350-500 meters of elevation, which are hand harvested and macerated for a mere 6 hours before spontaneously fermenting in large barrels. This is a great wine for the Thanksgiving holiday, or any other robust fall feast, with notes of grapefruit, stone, and crushed red berries: the somewhat late release (many people expect Roses to come out for summer drinking) suits this bottle very well. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Finca Sabate i Coca 2014 Corpinnat Mosset

Mosset is a new Brut Nature Corpinnat from Marcel. I like to think of it as the next step up from the Brut Reserva: clearly more serious and more interesting than the entry-level bottling, but approachable enough in price and character to enjoy with abandon. As a non-dosage sparkling, you can expect a generally more intense character, but the long lees aging lends this wine a creamy, almost plush mouthfeel with very well integrated bubbles. What is most exciting for me about this wine is the herbal character that reflects the terroir of the vineyards with lots of fennel, anise, and rosemary on the nose. These herbal notes would complement all of the flavors of the Thanksgiving for other holiday table, and this very dry sparkler would be great to drink with dinner. Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guímaro 2016 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. This is a great wine for the holiday table, well-suited to poultry, fall and winter vegetables, and other earthy or savory flavors. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $56.99

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. In a way, the experience of the 2017 Vijariego is much like crossing the Ignios Listán Negro with a fine red Burgundy. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2018 A Chaira Doña Blanca

A rare release of Nacho Gonzalez's Doña Blanca. Four months of maceration, but a gentle maceration at that, which lends a lovely, delicate structure. The grapes come from the old vineyard O Chao, and they are harvested separately from the rest of the vineyard and destemmed before fermenting in large, open top tinaja.  Lychee, pear, and passion fruit on the nose, crunchy minerality on the finish. A young wine, but nonetheless nice to drink now, it should be well integrated and balanced with a few more months in bottle.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2018 Malas Uvas Palomino, Godello

80% Palomino, 20% Doña Blanca from the O Chao vineyard in nearby Seadur. The 2018 La Perdida Malas Uvas, has a yellow green robe. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers, orchard fruit, apricot skin and straw. The palate has nice tension with a taut attack giving way to ripe stone fruit and pear skin flavors with a fine-grained salty character on the finish. This is brisk and vibrant and would be a fine pairing with grilled sardines,  confit of tuna, or young goat cheeses. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2018 O Pando Godello

O Pando is a mountain vineyard of Godello, from which Nacho produces two different wines. This, the white which sees less time on the skins, is hand harvested, destemmed, macerated for 4-5 days and fermented in open-top tinaja. The 'white'  shows plenty of appealing skinsy character, with notes of quince and ripe apple layered over a salty and stony mineral core. In fact, the 'white' is perhaps riper and denser than the orange, which seemed leaner despite the longer skin contact. There's appealing structure from both acidity and tannin to balance this ripeness. This was fascinating and surprising to try right now, but my guess is that it will knit together well over the next few months. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2018 Valdeorras O Trancado

O Trancado is the wine from the vineyard of the same name that Nacho Gonzalez inherited from his grandmother. The vines here are very old, and very low yielding. Nacho harvests the Garnacha Tintorera and the Mencía by hand, destems all of the fruit, and ferments with wild yeasts in very large, open topped tinaja. The wine is raised for six months before bottling, then held for another six months in bottle before release. The result is a spicy, vivacious wine with bright red fruit character and lovely, complex tannic and acidic structure. There's a unique mineral aspect here, that perhaps distinguishes this vineyard site from the others that Nacho works. The 2018 is energetic and expressive right now, but will probably only improve over the next year. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $129.99

Oriol Artigas 2016 Alella La Bestia

La Bèstia is Pansa Blanca from a very steep west-facing vineyard called Vinya d'En Mundu. Soils here are Gneiss, and vines are almost 80 years old. The grapes are destemmed and there are 5 days of skin contact, but Oriol doesn't pump over or punch down, preferring an infusion style. Since the berries have very thick skins, he didn't want to extract too much tannin during maceration. There's a subtle oxidative lean to the wine, mixed with the characteristic saline quality inherent to Pansa Blanca. Delicate, but enveloping and layered with light tannin, and a mineral finish.


Tasting this again in November of 2019, it has come together really beautifully - showing more stability and more intensity. A great expression of Pansa Blanca with skin contact.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2018 Alella La Rumbera Blanco

Oriol Artigas organically farms 7.5 hectares of very old vines in Alella, just north of Barcelona. His approach in the vineyard is  low-impact, influenced by biodynamics: he does not do much pruning, encourages the growth of supportive plants among the vines, and follows the lunar calendar. La Rumbera comes from a selection of vineyards of old vine Pansa Blanca, which are hand-harvested together. The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and allowed to ferment with 20% skin inclusion in stainless steel. There's no use of additives or sulfur in Oriol's small, manually operated cellar. The resulting wines are full of character: influenced by the chalk soils and marine air, and showing a slight skinsy body, there's a tension between textural richness and mineral-driven freshness. La Rumbera is always a favorite of mine with seafood or vegetable dishes. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $17.99

Pablo Matallana 2017 Tenerife La Bardona

Pablo Matallana is a native of Tenerife, who studied winemaking with our dear friend Louis-Antoine Luyt before returning to the Canary Islands to make his own wines. La Bardona is a blend of Listán Negro and Negramoll, from mostly volcanic soils mixed with red clay. The nose is wild and peppery, reminiscent of the Ignios Listan Negro from Borja Perez. On the palate, smokiness and volcanic minerality outline dried fruit, hibiscus, and tart cherry. A fascinating and eyebrow raising red from a very promising young winemaker!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $99.99

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra

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

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ulibarri Artzaiak 2018 Bizkaiko Txakolina

The Ulibarri family has a long history in the Basque country, primarily as shepherds and cheesemakers (Artzaiak is the Basque word for shepherd). They also have vineyards planted to the traditional grape of the region - Hondarrabi Zuri - and have existed as a bodega since the 18th century. Farming is certified organic (extremely rare for the area – they might be the only ones!) and the sheep play a major role in the vineyards, handling weed control and providing natural fertilizer. In an area where winemakers harvest early and often inject the wines with CO2 to make them a bit fizzy (a characteristic associated with the wines – think Vinho Verde), the Ulibarri brothers harvest at full ripeness, allow indigenous yeast fermentation, and let the wines age on the lees. There is no filtration or stabilization - this is REAL Txakoli! 

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Tequila

5 Sentidos Alberto Martinez Santa Catarina Albarradas Sierra Negra/Tobalá

Alberto Martinez's palenque is located in the high elevation town of Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. A mix of Sierra Negra (A. americana) and Tobalá (A. potatorum), the piñas are roasted in an earthen oven with Encino oak (hardwood) and river rocks for seven days. The roasted piñas are broken down by Alberto and his son-in-law Reynaldo with very heavy mallets. At around 6500 feet above sea level, nights get so cool that fermentation can slow or become stuck. To help bolster the natural microbiome of enzymes and yeast, Alberto adds the mashed up bark of the Tepehuaje tree to the stone fermentation tank along with spring water (they also ferment some batches in cowhide). Distillation is twice through clay pot stills also cooled by spring water from the mountain. Alcohol is 47%ABV and batch size is 90L (~120 btls).* I'm already a big fan of Alberto's Sierra Negra (made both in stone tank and cowhide), so it was really fun to try this expression. I expected more richness from the Tobalá, but this spirit has some really nice high tones, kiwi skin and lemongrass, pickled watermelon rind, bright green plum, mint and roses on the palate. Cari Bernard   *tech notes courtesy of Cinco Sentidos website

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • No Sulfur

5 Sentidos Tío Pedro Santa Catarina Minas Espadín

'Tío' Pedro Hernandez Arellanes is a maestro mezcalero, with over fifty years of distilling under his belt. After many of those years working for other distilleries, he was able to build his own palenque 'La Esperanza' adjacent to his house in Santa Catarina Minas. His clay pot stills are lined with shaggy 'bagasse' (post-distillation agave fiber); opposite to the stills are his open-top pine fermentation tinas. Near where the roasted piñas rest, a trough (known as a canoe) is carved into the floor, to hold the piñas as they are crushed by large, very heavy, mallets. Pedro does have a tiny mechanical shredder, but prefers not to use it because he isn't impressed by the resulting spirit. Cultivated Espadín (A. angustafolia) is hand-harvested and cut down to roast in earthen oven. After roasting, the piñas are crushed by mallet and the fibers are mixed with well water to ferment in the tina. Distillation is twice through clay pot still. Proofed to 49% with tails, this batch of Espadín yielded 66L (~88 btls). We were able to taste a recently distilled batch of Espadín when we visited Pedro and his wife Andrea in September of this year and were impressed by the already complex (if a bit rowdy) spirit and could tell it had a bright future ahead. The batch in NY has had time to settle into this complexity. Banana skin and nut brittle, chilis in vinegar, banana, dark chocolate, balanced by a green grass and bright minerality. Fantastic! Cari Bernard

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • No Sulfur
  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • tequila
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

Beta 2013 Moon Moutain District Monticello Vineyard

An extremely rare thing to find is 50+ year-old, consistently dry-farmed California Cabernet Sauvignon. So when I heard about this very low yielding Monticello Vineyard, my ears perked up. Grown on the west-facing hillsides of Moon Mountain. The winemaker for Beta has been working tirelessly on his own estate vineyards on Diamond Mountain since 2008, and while the vines are not yet mature enough for a full release, he works with his mentor at the Monticello Vineyard on this bottling. Though I have not had the pleasure of trying this wine as it is very highly allocated, it has been described by Antoni Galloni as having "Savory, mineral and ferrous notes abound in a deceptively mid-weight yet explosive  Cabernet Sauvignon."  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

Broc Cellars 2016 Lodi Mission

Floral and a bit spicy on the nose, this wine is a very light copper color, which belies its surprising acidity and tannin. While in no way a tannic wine, it has more to it than first meets the eye. Fig, red flowers, and a savory hint of black olive on the palate wind into a tight finish of dried citrus peel configured around an anise core. Carbonic maceration and six months aging before release, this wine is a fantastic look into the archetypal Spanish wine style that was brought throughout the Americas long ago and began winemaking in the Western Hemisphere. Serve slightly chilled with lighter savory soups, pork and chive dumplings, or gazpacho. Drew Farquhar

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Biodynamic

Division 2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir "Un"

This vintage of Division's Pinot Noir "Un" is quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir; that beautiful balance of riper, concentrated fruit and an earthy, savory quality imparted from the terroir of Willamette. All seven of the vineyards that Division works with are blended for this cuvée and then fermented in open top barrels.  About 25% of the blend is whole cluster which allows for some of the grapes to go through carbonic maceration. The wine is then aged mostly in neutral French and Austrian oak, with 15% new wood and then the final aging is done in cement for a softer, more nuanced texture. The nose is ripe, almost stewed red cherry, raspberry, and damp earth. The palate is a balance of richness and freshness, soft tannins and a savory finish. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $32.99

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

This 100% Gamay rosé comes from the Witters Vineyard of volcanic, clay soil and the  Barsotti Ranch Vineyard composed of mostly granite soils. 2018 was a warmer vintage for El Dorado than the previous year, but the Gamay maintained a great balance of freshness and ripeness. I am a firm believer that rosé should be enjoyed year-round, and the Edmunds Bone-Jolly has a rich savory quality to it that makes it a perfect food-pairing for any season. The granite soils show through on the nose with a hint of that dark rocky minerality, mixed with ripe strawberry and watermelon juice. The palate has a nice weight to it and a salty finish. I will happily drink this alongside paella in the summer and butternut squash in the winter. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Low Sulfur

Franchere 2017 Willamette Valley Havlin Vineyard Syrah

I can't say that I've had much Syrah from Willamette, and indeed the Havlin Vineyard is relatively young (planted in 2009), but I'm already intrigued to find more. The vineyard is 100% dry-farmed and LIVE sustainable certified. The soil here is silt loam over ironstone bedrock, which not only helps keep the yields low on these younger vines, but also imparts a distinct mineral backbone to this wine. 20% whole cluster in the fermentation, aged for 18 months in neutral French oak, and then bottled with just a bit of SO2 in accordance with Mike Hinds' minimalist philosophy. The nose is rich with a touch of dark, bitter chocolate, and the palate presents a really beautiful, concentrated texture with black pepper and dried herbs. Perfectly savory, this wine is calling to be paired with something roasted. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Low Sulfur

Franchere 2018 Willamette Valley Cascadia

I have been thoroughly enjoying this chillable red co-fermentation from Franchere! After meeting with Mike Hinds, the winemaker, I was very excited to promote his wines. He is a firm believer that less is more when it comes to making quality, terroir-driven wines, and has a zero-tolerance policy for irrigation in the vineyards he farms or buys from. This wine comes from a blend of vineyards, many farmed organically,  and the wines are made without additives other than a touch of sulfur. This blend is 88% Pinot Noir, 8% Grüner Veltliner, 3% Gamay, and 1% Syrah from the Hanson vineyard in Willamette. The grapes are foot-stomped with 50% whole clusters. The nose is a nice balance between bright red cherry and blood orange, and dried earth with a touch of violet. If you're looking for a light, refreshing red with a bit more structure, this is an excellent option. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Low Sulfur

Inconnu 2018 Contra Costa County Lalalu Cab Franc

This is a fun, super drinkable, glou glou wine from Contra Costa County in CA. Laura Bissell's intention with her Lalalu line is to be delicious, quaffable, and not overly complicated, and this Cabernet Franc is exactly that. Fresh, lively notes of juicy cranberry and fresh raspberry, with a touch of herbaceousness and fresh earth on the nose. The tannin is minimal, but enough to keep the wine in balance. The grapes are farmed organically and spontaneously fermented, then aged in neutral barrels. I love this wine slightly chilled with charcuterie, but can also see this being the perfect pairing for burgers (veggie or meat-based). Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Jess Miller Wines 2018 Eola Amity Hills Pet Sounds Petillant Naturel Pinot Noir

So thrilled to finally experience Jess Miller's 'Pet Sounds' a Pet-Nat of 100% Pinot Noir! Jess Miller is an incredibly hard-working winemaker/farmer working with just a half-acre of organically farmed vines in Eola-Amity Hills, OR. I love this sparkling wine because it so purely shows the quality of her Pinot Noir unencumbered by oak, or lees-stirring, or any number of flashy wine-making techniques. The nose shows juicy, ripe strawberry, red apple-skins, and a touch of damp earth and something savory. The palate is clean, plush, and not overly effervescent; a more sophisticated Pet-Nat if ever there was one.  Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • Organic

La Clarine Farm 2017 Sierra Foothills Primal!!! Red

Primal is the perfect descriptor for this savory wine. Made from 100% Tempranillo from the organically farmed Forlorn Hope Vineyard in Calaveras County, then fermented whole cluster and aged in puncheon. Hank and Caroline's "do nothing" philosophy translates into their wine as the flavors are unencumbered, raw, and full of flavor. The nose on this wine shows dried and fresh cherries, violets, and cured meats. The palate is juicy and textured owing to the schist and limestone soils of the vineyard. A perfect wine to pair with stews or game meats as the name of the wine suggests! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

Matthiasson 2018 Napa Valley Red Wine "Tendu"

This is the ultimate bistro wine! Pour yourself a glass, close your eyes, and you're suddenly in a little French, or perhaps based on this blend, Italian bistro. This years "Tendu" is 47% Aglianco, 42% Montepulciano, and 11% Barbera from the Windmill Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Fermented in stainless steel, aged in neutral barrels, and then bottled with no additives and no sulfur, just pure, juicy goodness. Super pretty on the nose with violets, dried and fresh raspberry and purple plum. On the palate is a just the right balance of acidity, structure, and concentration with a dark, rocky finish. This is will be an excellent pairing for a wide range of savory fare from burgers, to stews, to roasted veggies! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

White Rock 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This organically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag's Leap District in Napa bridges the gap between an old school, restrained style of claret, with a more modern take devoted to ripeness and richness. Named for the white, volcanic ash soil that the vines are grown in, this is a wine that definitely tells the story of its terroir. There is a distinct powdery, white ash sensation that you get from the well-integrated tannins in the wine. On the nose are notes of plump blackberry, plum, and ripe blueberry, mingled with dried savory herbs, and the palate starts out with a bit of preserved, baked fruit, but the minerality gives it a savory finish. Nicely balanced with just the right touch of oak, this is a beautiful wine to drink right away, but definitely has the structure to develop over the next 10-15 years. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

United States White

Bacchus 2018 California Chardonnay

A really lovely bottling of California sunshine, this Chardonnay from Bacchus is fruit-forward, buttery and easy drinking. Enjoy with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Bacchus is a project from winemaker and wine director David Gordon who set out to create high quality wines at a great value that showcased the best of California vineyards.  I'm not saying you should sneak this into a movie theatre to make the perfect pairing for popcorn, but I'm also not *not* saying that..Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $12.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

La Clarine Farm 2018 Sierra Foothills Viognier

This beautiful California Viognier is more reminiscent of its Rhone iteration than many other examples I've had from the sunshine state. Blended from two vineyards, Cedarville on decomposed granite, and the famed Sumu Kaw vineyard on volcanic soils. They don't usually make a varietal Viognier at La Clarine Farms, but the 2018 vintage was so good it spoke for itself. Everything you want from this grape on the nose, a field of fresh white and yellow flowers, soft herbs, and a perfectly balanced acidity on the palate with a waxy, but not oily texture. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pearl Morissette 2016 Niagara Escarpment Metis Blanc

This is a 100% Chardonnay sourced from two different parcels of younger vines, one planted in sandy, stony soils, the other in red clay rich with iron. Spontaneous fermentation and aging in a combination of neutral barriques and demi-muid. This is an expressive cold-weather Chardonnay, which walks the line between tartness and richness. Subtle notes of creamy sweet spices with a dash of mint play with a touch of lemon and unripe pear on the nose, while the palate is broad and textured, though with a fine vein of acidity. On the palate, the minerality comes to the fore, making this a fantastic food wine. 390 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Whisky

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

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $234.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

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

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

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99