South America

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Herrera Alvarado 2018 Chile Valle Marga Marga 'La Zaranda'

This is an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc from 30 year old own-rooted (Franc de Pied) vines. Grapes are destemmed by hand with a zaranda, which a traditional tool - essentially a large straw basket - that is used in the area. After fermentation in concrete, the wine is aged in tank for over a year on the lees. This is a fresh and balanced white that really impresses, and might be the best candidate of any I've had for convincing a Sauvignon Blanc naysayer. Stones and acid are here, but no lychee, or tropical fruit, or grassy texture. It's clean as a whistle, and made without any use of sulfites.  -EL

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Herrera Alvarado 2020 Chile Valle Marga Marga 'Rojo Loco'

A blend of Moscatel Rosada, Pais, Moscatel Amarilla, and Cristal from 100+ year old vines in the Marga Marga Valley. Grapes are destemmed and cofermented for 5 days and the wine is aged for a year in old barrels. Bottling is without filtration or any addition of SO2. Maybe it's a bit more of a Rosado Loco than a Rojo, but whatever it is, we'll take it! The Moscatel Rosado lends spice, florals and a fascinating off-neon pink hue to the wine. It's zippy, and trippy, and delivers with plenty of fresh acid. Clean on the palate, and deserving of a proper chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

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

Leonardo Erazo 2019 Chile Valle del Itata La Ruptura Muscat

Leonardo Erazo saw this small, 4-acre plot of ancient dry-farmed, ungrafted bush vines in the Itata and fell in love. He bought the property and built his house there. Some of these vines are up to 170 years old, grown on granitic bedrock. He uses no pesticides in the steep, dry-farmed, ungrafted bush vineyards common to Itata, and the wine is bottled with minimal sulfur. The juice sees 2-3 hours of skin contact only, lending the slightest tannic character. Aged in concrete vat.  This is a beautiful, saline, fresh, elegant, wildly aromatic Muscat that is fermented fully dry.   -A.F.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

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

Michelini Brothers 2020 Mendoza 'Esperando a Los Barbaros' Malbec

From Malbec vines at 1700 meters elevation in the Uco Valley, on limestone soils. Fermentation and aging is in concrete egg, giving the wine soft, integrated tannins. Plenty of purple and blue fruit, an all-around tasty red!  -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Pura Fe 2018 Valle del Maipo Carmenere

Carmenere, Chile's flagship grape, has an excellent expression here at a fantastic price. Biodynamic grapes are manually selected and then crushed, with the tanks filling slowly due only to gravity. Spontaneous fermentation with a soft pump-over is followed by 25 days of maceration. Aging in 3- and 4- year old French barrels for 10 months produces a fine, structured red. Darker fruit is enveloped in a cascade of herbal notes. Tight energy, fine tannic structure, and good acidity make a wine that is full-bodied but not massive. 

  • red
  • 37 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vallisto Extremo 2019 (Argentina) Criolla

The folks at Vallisto are working with an old farmer who refused to rip out his Criolla vines to plant Malbec. Criolla is also known as Pais in Chile, or Mission in California, and is a thin skinned red grape that yileds a peppery and bright wine with fresh acidity. The 'Extremo' from Vallisto is fermented with wild yeast and aged in stainless steel to preserve the verve. Zippy, with notes of pomegranate and a hint of spice. -EL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic