Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

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

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Equipo Navazos 2015 Montilla-Moriles Casa del Inca Pedro Ximénez 750ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'The very thin skin of the Pedro Ximénez variety favors the fast dehydration of the berries during the asoleo (sundrying) process, which makes it ideal for the production of raisiny sweet wines. The Montilla-Moriles region (especially in Montalbán, Montemayor, and Puente Genil) concentrates today virtually all the production of sweet PX musts that will later be aged in the different Andalusian winemaking areas. Casa del Inca, in Montilla, is the former residence of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, where he wrote most of his literary production. Its present functions—after restoration—are related to the city’s winemaking tradition. Late-harvested grapes, several full turns of exposure to the late summer sun, and careful extraction at different pressure levels by means of powerful hydraulic presses are the key to the musts’ original quality. Another key element is the subsequent fortification with top-quality wine-based spirits. Third and last as far as vintage PXs not undergoing barrel ageing are concerned is time: one and a half years resting in tinajas or conos, the traditional cone-shaped vessels used in Montilla-Moriles for centuries now.'

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

Equipo Navazos NV Jerez La Bota de Fino No. 45 750ml

From the Equipo Navazos website: A change in legislation precluded the traditional name given by producers and connoisseurs to this type of wine: Fino Amontillado. We are therefore forced to use this periphrasis and explain that this is a fino on its way toward becoming an Amontillado… The wine is sourced from the oldest fino solera at Pérez Barquero's Bodega Los Amigos: a total of 63 butts arranged "en tercera" and of which this time we have selected about one half. We were after a different and peculiar profile, and so we opted for those butts that displayed more incipient amontillado character--while retaining their nature as fino, as shown by the alcoholic content of the wine, which is only slightly above  15% alc. Telltale notes of early stages of amontillamiento, as well as the concentration of aromas and flavors, evidence its notable age—estimated above 20 years. But there is no question this is still a fino, aged under a fragile layer of flor that time has darkened, weakened, and partly torn into patches.

  • white flor
  • 2 in stock
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  • $69.99

  • white fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
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  • $129.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
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  • $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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Fino Tio Pepe En Rama

This is the 2018 release of what is perennially one of my favorite sherries, Gonzales Byass's Tio Pepe En Rama. "En Rama" translates to "from the cask", and this is one of the purest expressions of fino sherry, bottled without fining or filtration in the springtime, when the influence of flor (the veil of yeast that protects the wine from oxidization and imparts a very particular flavor) is at its strongest.The 2018 displays beautiful aromas of green apple, lemon peel, white blossom, almonds, that yeasty flor character, a touch of smoke and a briney, olive note. The palate is vibrant and lovely, marrying all the complexity of the nose with a great minerality and salinity. Such a complex and food-friendly wine! One of my favorite pairings with fino sherry is grilled fish, but this would also be lovely with seared scallops, calamari, or monkfish liver. Oskar Kostecki

  • white flor fortified
  • 13 in stock
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  • $29.99

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
  • 2 in stock
  • $15.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Tio Diego

Aromas of buttery salted caramel with freshly-snipped chives and dill over orange blossoms and rosewater; burnt orange zest and dry bitter earth coat the palate with dark crunchy herbs, dill seed, licorice root, espresso, and a long, dry, woodsy finish. 100% Palomino from minimum 25-year-old vines on the pure Albariza (chalk) soil of Macharnuda Alta, with an average of more than 14 years of combined biological and oxidative aging. A serious sherry at a great price. -AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • $10.99

Spain Table

Artuke 2018 Rioja Red

Made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura from Artuke's organically farmed family estate in the Rioja Alavesa, this wine is a great bargain. This is a traditionally-made Rioja with a freshness that most wines of the region don't have. Whole cluster fermented and raised in concrete tanks, the wine is juicy and floral with aromas of wild violets, ripe cherry, crushed red and purple berries, soft earth, and wild green herbs. Drink this wine with a slight chill and pair it with everything from pizza to paellas!

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $11.99

  • 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
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Benito Santos 2018 Rias Baixas Albariño Saiar

Saiar is a certified organic vineyard of Albariño grown on granitic soils. Fermented with wild yeasts in tank, with aromas of citrus zest, jasmine tea, and orange blossoms and a dry, focused, mineral-driven palate. A classic with oysters and a stellar apéritif!

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes Y Graena (Granada) Blanco

Macabeu, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia. Grapes see 1 day of maceration, and the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Lovely stone fruit on the palate, with herbal tea notes. Density meets fresh grassy acidity in an ideal way so the wine has depth and length, but is also perfectly crisp. A fresh and fascinating white from the Cauzón lineup.  -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Pi Noir

Pi Noir is back, and it's fresher, livelier, and juicier than last year! Vibrant body, with herbs and bright red fruit on the palate, with some spice, and weighing in at a pleasant 11.5%. The grapes see 3-5 days of gentle maceration and the wine is aged in stainless steel. High altitude vineyards provide ample acidity to frame the material and keep the alcohol low. This is a singular expression of Pinot Noir.    -EL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

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
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bodegas Vinificate 2017 Cadiz Amorro Espumoso

Palamino Pet-Nat! A bizarre concept, but perfect execution here, with classic subtle oxidative Palomino notes, and fresh bubbles. No SO2 added

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

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
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from multiple parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora (northern Tenerife). Fermented separately, the wine is then aged for 8 months - a portion of the wine in concrete tanks on the lees and the other in 500 liter barrels - before being blended and bottled with minimal addition of sulfur. This iteration of the Artifice Blanco sees some skin contact, which adds subtle structure. Tropical aromatics blend with golden fruit and a touch of nuttiness. Really a step up for the Artifice label from Borja. No longer simple "intro to Canary Island wines," these are top quality offerings that get better each year, as Borja gains more experience and familiarity with the vineyards.   -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Tinto

The Artifice Tinto is delicious in 2017! All Listán Negro, with great acidity and balance. Blood orange and baking spice on the nose, medium weight on the palate, and refreshingly mineral on the finish. Borja has been getting into whole cluster fermentation, and used about 30% whole cluster with this vintage. Even though the tannins of the stems are intense, he really likes the fruit profile, and we have to say, we love it too!   -EL

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Vidueno

Vidueño is a blend of local white grapes Marmajuelo, Listán Blanco, Albillo, Gual, and Foraster, from multiple parcels. Vinified in 500 liter French oak barrels and aged for about a year in large foudre, then bottled and aged an additional 8 months before release. Worthy of a carafe, this 2017 is a bit reductive on the nose, but this blows off to reveal curry spice, coriander and burnt orange. It's really a fascinating white that will surely benefit from short term aging.   -EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Low Sulfur

Castellroig NV Penedès Corpinnat Brut Reserva

Castellroig is one of the finest values in sparkling wine and a great example of the wines of Corpinnat: it is farmed organically, harvested by hand, aged at least 18 months on the lees, and fermented with native yeasts. Marcel Sabate and his team have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every minute shift in terroir on their estate; this fanatical approach to quality shows in the bottle. The focus of this cuvée is Xarel-lo, a favorite among the grapes of the Penedès for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Castellroig NV Penedes Corpinnat Brut Rosat

A treat for lovers of Castellroig, the Rosat is a refreshing rosè sparkling wine made from organically farmed Garnacha and Trepat grapes, fermented with native yeasts, and aged a minimum of 18 months on the lees before disgorgement. A lovely, rosy watermelon hue, dry and frothy, with deep and delicious flavors of raspberry, cranberry, orange rind, sea salt, and Mediterranean herbs. This rosat is always cold in our fridge at home, ready for smoked salmon brunch, a sardine snack, and fish from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé sparkling
  • 33 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Celler Pardas (R. Parera & J. Arnan) 2018 Penedes Rupestris

Pardas is a winemaking project from Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan in the Alt Penedes dating back to 1996. Their focus has been on old indigenous grape varieties of the region, and the Rupestris is mostly Xarel-lo with a small amount of Malvasia de Sitges, both classic grapes of the region. This is a great, fresh example of Penedès terroir, with a salty mineral core enveloped by notes of citrus, pear, and melon. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2015 Penedes Perill Carinyena

This is a beautiful, pure expression of Carinyena (Carignan), from Clos Lentiscus winery, in Penedes. The style of maceration here seems like it was almost an infusion, as the palate is dominated by bright red berry fruit, and lots of fresh minerality. The wine is not thin, however. It's got a lot of character, just very little tannin for a red. Prime candidate for a chill. A delicious natural wine from our friend Manel, and one that should continue to drink well with more time in the bottle.    Eben

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

Envinate 2018 Tenerife Benje Blanco

Envinate is a project involving 4 winemakers and sites across Spain, focusing on interesting terroirs and unique grape varieties. This bottle, from their Tenerife vineyards in the Canary Islands, is a bracing, salty expression of Listan Blanco. Benje Blanco is sourced from a number of parcels of ungrafted very old vines, which are hand harvested then fermented with native yeasts. About 30% of the grapes are macerated on their skins, while the remainder are directly pressed, then raised on their lees in a mix of concrete and used barrels. There is no stirring, and no sulfer is used until bottling. This is one of my favorite seafood wines, with its smoky, salty, mineral character and underripe orchard fruit. A fascinating, approachable white wine from the Canary Islands! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Espelt 2018 Empordà Garnatxa Blanca

The Espelt family has been growing grapes for centuries on the sandy granite, limestone, and slate soils of Empordà. In the early 2000s, they began bottling under their own name, resulting in some of the best values coming out of Catalonia. Espelt's vineyards are certified organic and dedicated primarily to native varieties like Lledoner (Catalan Grenache) and Carinyena. This wine is 100% Garnatxa Blanca from 50 year-old vines, fermented and aged for 3 months in neutral French oak barrels. Medium bodied, with pure, fluid flavors of white peach, lemon-lime, tropical fruit, and golden apple, flecked with white pepper and silky  florals, anchored by a  firm mineral spine. Fresh and versatile

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Fedellos do Couto 2015 Ribeira Sacra Conasbrancas

"Conas brancas?" means "what to do about the whites?," referring to old vines of white grapes that were planted among the Mencia and Bastardo vines in the vineyards worked by Fedellos do Couto. For many years these grapes were too abundant to blend into the red wines, but not vigorous enough to bottle on their own. Eventually, this bottling became the answer: a field blend of Godello, Dona Blanca, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado, and Torrontes that reflects the terroir and the local white varieties of Ribeira Sacra. About 75% of the grapes are fermented whole cluster, then macerated on their skins for 40 days, while the Godello is pressed into old barrels. Finally, these are blended to produce a wine of density and strength with notes of beeswax and pear but also salinity and bright acidity. This would be well-suited to the table at Thanksgiving, a friendly but fuller-bodied white wine to pair with roast potatoes, stuffing, or mushrooms. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

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
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finca Sabate i Coca 2015 Penedès Terroja

Marcel's still Xarel-lo from the Terroja vineyards is one of the more serious expressions of the grape that I've encountered. Terroja is the most treasured of the Sabate i Coca vineyards, with iron-rich clay soils over limestone. This part of the Penedès was once a seabed: fossils from the region's marine life are visible in large sedimentary boulders throughout the valley. The still Terroja is surprisingly full-bodied, showing lush density in tension with a deeply mineral and nervy acid core. Still fresh, the bottle aging has mellowed this somewhat, making for a truly elegant expression of Penedès and of Xarel-lo. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Finca Torremilanos 2018 Ribera del Duero Montecastrillo Tinto

This 100% Tempranillo wine from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic value from  biodynamically certified vineyards.  Coming from vines aged between 10- and 20-year-old, the wine is fermented for 9 days and then aged 80% in stainless steel and 20% in oak. This is a classic, fuller-bodied expression of warm climate Tempranillo: dark fruit, earth, a bit of leather and medium tannins are in balanced with freshness and some herbal character. A great wine for hearty weeknight fare, it can also stand up to steak or lamb. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Fuenteseca 2018 Utiel Requena Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon

This incredible bargain is a certified organic blend of mostly Bobal and some Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted at 1,000 meters altitude in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain. Dense and layered on the palate, the wine is full-bodied with good acidity and supple tannins.

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Les Cousins 2011 Priorat La Sagesse

Les Cousins Priorat La Sagesse is a classic expression of the bold, dark wines of Priorat, made from Carinena and Garnacha.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $21.99

Losada, Diego (La Senda) 2018 Bierzo Blanco "In A Gadda Da Vida"

A blend of Godello, Doña Blanca, Palomino, Malvasia and an unknown grape variety from multiple small parcels, In A Gadda Da Vida is Diego Losada's only white wine. Diego ferments this wine in open top used french oak barrels, and the grapes macerate on their skins for 10 days. No fining, filtering, or added SO2. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2017 Castilla y León Rufian Red

This is Ismael Gozalo's wine of 100% Rufete, a light bodied and lightly colored red grape found mainly in northern Spain and Portugal. The grapes for this wine come from a 1.16 hectare vineyard on decomposed granite and slate  in Salamanca planted in 1951.  In the cellar there is no mechanical pump-over, only manual pigeage, and the wine is aged in old barriques for a relatively short 9-10 months. The 2017 is pure-fruited, and fresh. Bold enough to satisfy that red wine drinking friend of yours, and ready for a chill at your next BBQ!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 3 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
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Óscar Olmos 2017 Jumilla Monastrell La Princesa

We had been looking for a well balanced, approachable Spanish Monastrell from Jumilla for a while, and I'm happy to say Oscar Olmos' La Princesa from Jumilla hits the spot! From organic, dry-farmed vineyards on limestone soils, this 100% Monastrell preserves freshness and acidity while displaying the grape variety's classic dark fruit, game and leather notes. Vinification is entirely in neutral wood, and the extraction must not be overly long (sadly, I don't have information on this), as the tannins, acid, and fruit are all in very nice balance. A great wine for steaks and stews this winter. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

Pablo Matallana (Vinicola Taro) 2018 Lanzarote Frias

Vinicola Taro is Pablo Matallana's new project working with vines on Lanzarote. This bottling is his Listan Blanco, sourced from the Frias vineyard.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

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
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

Partida Creus 2017 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre XL Xarel-lo Ancestral

Xarel-lo (or Cartoixa) is the best known and most treasured white grape in Penedès, used in making both still and sparkling wines. It is high in acid and precise, but with abundant texture and notes of orchard fruits. In addition, it is very terroir expressive, often showing clear notes of salt and chalk from the calcareous marine soils of the region. Sparkling wines made with Xarel-lo often show a particularly pretty mousse, and this is no exception: expect a lean, mineral sparkling wine with lots of salt spray and notes of apple and citrus. Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Peciña, Hermanos de 2014 Rioja Crianza

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

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Raúl Pérez 2017 Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques

Raul Perez has become one of the best known and most celebrated oenologist-winemakers in Galicia and Bierzo. His Ultreia wines are beautiful expressions of the terroir and indigenous varieties of Bierzo. Primarily Mencía, with small amounts of Bastardo/Trousseau and Garnacha Tintorera from organically farmed vineyards near Valtuille de Abajo, the grapes for the Ultreia St. Jacques are hand harvested, and fermented mostly whole-cluster in large oak vats before being raised in large barrels, foudre, and some cement. This is a classic wine of Bierzo, with vibrant violet floral notes on the nose and  chalky minerality, medium body and delicate tannins. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Raul Perez 2018 Rias Baixas 'Atalier' A Cruz das Animas

Atalier is the new Albariño project from Raul Perez. A Cruz das Ánimas comes from three vineyards of old vines in the Val do Salnés, near Cambado, where Raul Perez waits longer than is typical to harvest, so as to avoid any need for malolactic fermentation. The grapes are harvested by hand, crushed and fermented with native yeasts, then raised in large, old foudres, lending a subtly oxidative note that rounds out this acid-driven wine. Bright and aromatically intense, A Cruz das Animas shows notes of citrus, sea air, salt and granite, with a bit more heft than one might expect from Albariño. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $27.99

Raventós I Blanc NV Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé

Pepe Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and light raspberry fruit with a gorgeous minerality. AR

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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
  • 23 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz 2018 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros La Escalera Garnacha

La Escalera is a delicious Garnacha wine from 70-year-old vines planted on decomposed granitic sands on steep terraces in San Bartolomé de Pinares at 1,100m altitude (with a touch of 100-year old vines from Cebreros).

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Somoza 2016 Valdeorras Godello "Neno"

Viña Somoza is a pioneering winery working to revive Godello, the indigenous white grape of Valdeorras. Javier Garcia works a number of vineyards throughout Valdeorras, all planted to Godello, which has been reestablished as the region's premier white grape after years of dominance by relatively neutral Palomino. Godello has nice texture and weight (especially when raised on the lees, as Neno is), but balanced by a fine and bright acidity. Neno shows the fullness characteristic of Godello with some leesy texture and notes of pear and apple, but also fine acidity (especially in the 2016 vintage) and cooling minerality. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $21.99

Suertes del Marqués 2017 Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Nat Cool

This one liter bottling of natural Listan Negro from Suertes del Marqués is the perfect party wine for a more adventurous gathering! Sourced from young vines of Listan Negro on Tenerife that are farmed organically, this is brambly, peppery, smoky and bright glou-glou for drinking with a slight chill. Sueryes Cool is a great introduction to red wine from the Canary Islands at a very reasonable price. From Dirk Niepoort's "Nat Cool" collaboration collection of reasonably priced no-sulfur natural wines. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Terroir Sense Fronteres 2018 Monsant Negre

Terroir Sense Fronteres is the new Montsant project from Dominic Huber of the legendary Terroir al Limit estate in Priorat. Since 2015 he has been working with a selection of  very special vineyards on limestone and sandstone outside the Priorat appellation in Montsant that is planted with mainly Garnacha, with some Carinena. The approach with these wines recalls Terroir Al Limit, with whole-cluster fermentations in concrete, and short macerations (6-10 days) to avoid extraction. The resulting wine is totally singular in my experience of Montsant, with beautiful florality, intense minerality, and a great intensity and power balanced by a very surprising delicacy. The Terroir Sense Fronteres wines are among the most exciting that I've tasted recently! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • 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
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

Venus La Universal 2017 Montsant Dido Blanco

Montsant is better known for its red wines, but this fresh and interesting white from Sara and René of Venus La Universal makes a strong case for the region's whites. Made from 50% Macabeu, 40% Garnatxa Blanca and 10%  aka Xarel-lo from organic vineyards, roughly 20% of the grapes are macerated on the skin for 24 hours (providing a soft, complex textural structure to the finished wine) while the remainder are directly pressed into clay amphorae and large old barrels.  Dido Blanc shows the influence of the poor decomposed granitic soils of Falset. These soils and the warm climate help promote full ripening and exuberant fruitiness, while the granite simultaneously expresses itself in the wine with balancing minerality and acidity. This was outstanding with buttery, garlicky shrimp over rice with lime and cilantro and would be similarly well-suited to other flavorful seafood dishes, I think. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Viña Zorzal 2017 Navarra Graciano

Zorzal takes the Graciano grape to new heights with this inexpensive but outrageously delicious 35-year-old, organically-farmed vines in Spain's Navarra region (Rioja's overlooked neighbor). This is a generous, crowd-pleasing, and thirst-quenching red on the fuller side of medium-bodied. It is pretty and perfumed, with flavors of juicy purple plum, ripe red raspberry, and dark cherry, violet flowers, soft funky earth, spearmint leaf, cinnamon spice, smooth tannins, rich texture, and just enough acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with native yeasts. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic