Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $169.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Bodegas Akutain 2015 Rioja Reserva

Jon Peñagarikano Akutain, the second-generation owner of Bodegas Akutain, is making some of our favorite, classicly styled Riojas. Everything at the esate is traditional: hand-harvesting from six hectares of estate vineyards, fermentation with natural yeasts and without temperature control, and aging (with racking) in used American oak barrels. The 2015 Reserva is almost entirely Tempranillo from higher altitude plots in Rioja Alta, aged for two years and ten months in neutral (mainly American) oak barrels. The nose shows classic Rioja character: cherry, dried tobacco, and earth with just a hint of that herbal, dill-like note that signals the use of American oak barrels. This offers tons of pleasure right now, and could certainly be held for the next 10 to 15 years

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Bodegas Akutain 2018 Rioja Crianza

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

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bodegas Cota 45 2017 Ube de Uberrima Maina

Cota 45 is an exciting project of still and fortified wines from near Jerez. The Maina is a breathtaking Palomino, certainly one of the best unfortified Palominos we've ever tasted. The plot is a bit more inland than the Miraflores vineyards, and higher elevation, with denser soils. The result is grapes with thicker skins, and a wine that is denser and deeper, with a long subtly nutty finish. A beautiful, slightly oxidative wine that expresses the bleached white soils and heat of Southern Spain.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $12.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife 'La Santa' Tinto

A new wine from the folks at Envinate! The La Santa vineyards are in Tacorante Acentejo, on the northern part of or Tenerife, just east of the Valle de la Orotava, where Envinate's 'Migan' and 'Palo Blanco' come from. Tacorante Acentejo is the first D.O. established on Tenerife, and the 3 plots here are mostly sandy clay over red basalt. Grapes see partial carbonic maceration here, and are aged in neural French barrels for about 8 months. This is a lovely expression, showing some of the trademark reductive Canary funk on the nose, and bright, brambly, luscious fruit on the palate. 48% negramol, 50% Listan Negro, and 2% Listan Blanco.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Palo Blanco 1.5L

100% Listán Blanco from centenarian vines in the black volcanic soil of the Palo Blanco vineyard, in the Valle de la Orotava of northern Tenerife. This area is humid despite the substantial elevation (600m above sea level), and the vines are trained in the braided Cordon Trenzado method to promote airflow. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete before aging in a mix of foudre and used barrels for 10 months. Bottled without fining or filtering, and with only a touch of sulfur. This vintage of the Palo Blanco is exceptional. If there is any indication or confirmation, the Envinate folks themselves consider this to be the best vintage yet of this wine. Notes of petrol, mint,and lemons, with subtle fleshy character and savory density. Not to be missed1

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

Envinate 2021 Almansa Albahra Chingao

This is a special expression of 100% Garnacha Tintorera on limestone rich soils, from a young vineyard planted at around 800m elevation. In 2021, a small percentage of the grapes were destemmed, with whole clusters being used for the majority (80%). Fermentation is in open top concrete tanks, with little extraction (only occasional gentle pumpover), and agin is in concrete for 8 months. As with all "Chingao" wines from Envinate, no SO2 is used during fermenation, aging, or at bottling. This is a deeper and darker wine than the 'regular' Albahra, mainly due to it being 100% Garnacha Tintorera. There is also a bit more subtle structure and mineral depth to the wine from the use of stems and the calcareous soils of this single vineyard. My guess is this would be best with 3-5 years of bottle age. No harm in drinking young, but it will certainly be at its best several years from now.  -EL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Albahra

Albahra is Envinate's Mediterranean wine, from vines of Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia-Agria, planted in clay-limestone soils near Albacete in Castilla-La Mancha. There are two parcels of Garnacha and one parcel of Moravia-Agria. Each parcel is vinified separately, always with some whole clusters used. After about 8 months the wines are blended together and bottled without fining or filtering and with only a small amount of SO2 added. The 2021 is bright and spicy, with notes of cherries, red fruit and a hint of bitterness in the finish, suggesting that a year in bottle should put this wine in an ideal spot. Charming now, this should age nicely. The following for this wine grows each year, essentially in step with the amount of people who try it for the first time. Any fan of the elegant and delicate side of Grenache/Garnacha should grab a bottle (or two or three)!   ///  ** "Albahra(Castilian for “small sea”) is named for the vineyard area in the Almansa region close to the town of Albacete, located at the southeastern tip of Castilla-La Mancha" (Jose Pastor website) **

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Benje Blanco

Listán Blanco from high elevation (1000-1200m) vineyards on the sunny, dry and continental north-west side of Mount Teide, near the town of Santiago del Teide. The vineyards range in age from 70-110 years old, and are farmed either by the Envinate team, or one of 15 local families who work with them. Vineyards are untrained (traditional for the area), and worked by hand without any chemical treatments used. The grapes see up to 1-2 days of skin contact during fermentation, which is in concrete. The wines rest on the lees in a mixture of used French oak, and concrete tanks. A little flor developed in one of the concrete vats, so there is a hint of an oxidative note to the wine. Listan Blanco is also known as Palomino and the profile is unmistakable here, as Palomino (much like Savagnin in my opinion) has an oxidative lean even without the development of flor/voile. The 2021 has a salty nose, with a touch of lemon and ginger nice phenolic texture. Good acid and balance!  -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Benje Tinto

Like the other 'Benje' wine, this wine comes from several vineyards around Santiago del Teide in Tenerife. The Tinto is a blend of mostly Listán Prieto (90%), with Listan Blanco and Tintilla, from vineyards at around 1000-1200m. Climactically, this region is dry, windy, and continental in character, shielded from Atlantic influence by Mount Teide and by the elevation. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts before aging for 8 months in concrete and used French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a touch of sulfur. The 2021 is energetic, with bright red fruit, bing cherry, herbs and a touch more generosity than previous years. Tasty now, and should be great in a year +

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Migan Tinto 'Chingao'

While Migan is an amalgam of several parcels, the Chingao is a single section of a parcel called "Tio Luis," which is a 100 year old plot that the Envinate folks consider to be quite special. Compared to some other sites, the Tio Luis parcel has a bit more clay in the soil, perhaps yielding a slightly more concentrated expression. Grapes are typically fermented with a high percentage of whole cluster, but in 2021 it was 100% whole cluster for 15 days, with aging in concrete. The wine was bottled directly from tank without filtration, fining or any SO2 additions. The Envinate team has said on one occasion that they find the DO La Ortava to be the most volcanic, and this certainly comes as no surprise with the Migan Chingao! Though I've consistently read the "Tenerife funk" aromas of this wine as reduction, it seems that it is a mistake. Similar to reduction in aspects of how the aromas hit the nose, the character of this wine seems to be more truthfully linked to place - more a site specific, Ortava character. Likely it is some intermingling of specific terroir and slight reduction. I will say, my experiences with the wine have suggested that it might not be reduction that we encounter here, as the "funk" does not dissipate with time open as reduction normally does. Of all the offerings today, this is probably the most deserving of aging, due to its youthful intensity. A singular wine! ////

From Jose Pastor website: "2021 was a great vintage in La Orotava, with almost 500L of rain between fall and winter. The spring was mild, without much humidity, and the grapes were very healthy. Roberto writes that it wasdefinitely the best year of the last five for the higher altitude plots like La Habanera"

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Finca Torremilanos 2020 Ribera del Duero Montecastrillo Tinto

This 100% Tempranillo wine from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic value, from  Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards.  Coming from vines aged between 10- and 20-years-old, the wine is 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 balance with freshness and some herbal character. A great wine for a party or with steak, lamb and anything grilled this spring and summer.

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guímaro 2020 Ribeira Sacra Tinto

Pedro Rodriguez is one of our favorite winemakers in Northwest Spain, and the wines from Guímaro are consistently interesting and exciting. This is the most approachable and affordable red wine from the estate, made with hand harvested grapes from precariously steep vineyards of mainly Mencía within the Ribeira Sacra appellation. Fermented and aged without exposure to oak, this wine is red fruited and almost juicy, balanced by bright, clean acidity and a deep mineral core. This is an appealing expression of Mencía, approachable and friendly to food. -Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2020 Valdeorras A Chaira

A Chaira is majority Doña Blanca with a touch of Colgadeira from the steep-sloped, low-yielding O Chao vineyard that Nacho Gonzalez has been working since 2013. The old vines are farmed organically with some biodynamic methods, macerated for 5 days and aged in amphora (tinaja). The nose shows granitic spice and citrus fruits, while the palate has abundant bright mineral texture and notes of lime, apple, mountain herbs, and salt. This is probably the leanest and brightest of Nacho's whites, which is not a bad thing! Super approachable right out of the bottle, with light-medium body, stone fruit on the palate, and great cut. Delicate and balanced.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Tinto 'Nuet' Monastrell

La Zafra is putting Alicante on the map, and crafting fresh, balanced wines from this hot and arid climate. Monastrell is the red grape here, otherwise known as Mourvedre in France. To me, a good Monastrell smells like roasted meat, leather, and hundreds of wild herbs, and this one delivers on every count. Thanks to the Mar and Ignacio's approach - they search for freshness by farming organically and doing short macerations - this is a wine with loads of character ("garrigue" comes to mind), that is a joy to drink.  A great middle ground between light and full bodied. As appropriate with a light chill and snacks as it is with grilled meat and BBQ  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

Pedralonga 2021 Serea Albariño

The Serea Albariño is made using Pedralonga's younger vines, but there is nothing entry-level about this wine. The grapes are farmed organically and hand-harvested before being fermented and aged in stainless steel. Pair with grilled fish and winter salads.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $33.99

Vera de Estenas 2020 Utiel Requena Bobal

This wine, from Vera de Estenas in Utiel-Requena (near Valencia) shows the fresh and joyful side of plummy Bobal at a great price. There's plenty of density to the palate, and the fruit is ripe and juicy , but there's a backbone of minerality and delicate tannins that invite another sip. Perhaps it is the clay-limestone soils, or the old vines (ranging from 50-100 years), or even the cooling Mediterranean winds that lend this balance...

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

Viña Zorzal 2021 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

Viña Zorzal offers some seriously delicious wines from old vines for very little money (as fans of their delightful red Graciano can attest). This one honors the traditional wine of the Navarra region - rosado of Garnacha. Fragrant red currant, raspberry, and pink peppercorn aromas lead to crunchy cranberry and strawberry fruit flavors, with zesty pink grapefruit and tropical and herbal undertones on the finish. The label features a popcorn kernel pattern because Xabi Sanz of Zorzal recommends it as an accompaniment to popcorn and a movie. This year's wine is electric: bright pink in the glass and incredibly tasty!

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic