Spain Fortified

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

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

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

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

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 11 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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

  • white fortified
  • 8 in stock
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  • $129.99

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
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  • $129.99

Equipo Navazos NV San Lucar de Barrameda La Bota de Palo Cortado #41 375 ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'Gaspar Florido used to market two very old wines sourced from their soleras at their old cellaring facility at calle Rubiños, in the heart of the "Barrio" in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. When they decided to seize the real estate fever and sell their urban bodegas they had to move those butts to a shabby facility on the road from Sanlúcar to Trebujena. There is where I had the opportunity to sample them for the first time, on a visit with Álvaro Girón to already old Gaspar in June 2006. We were very positively impressed by their quality and consistency, especially in contrast with the lack of distinction--to put it mildly--of the context there and then. There were quite a few butts of the outstanding GF-25 and only a few of  GF-30, a very old and absolutely spectacular wine. It is precisely from the latter that this La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 41 "Bota NO" is sourced.  Only a few months later, early in 2007, Bodegas Pedro Romero purchased Gaspar Florido, and since then they have remained marketing GF-25 under the usual label "Jerez Viejísimo". In Gaspar's opinion--perhaps questionable but not lacking solid ground--such wines see how the distinctive features of amontillado, palo cortado and oloroso are blurred by their very age. That is why he used to label it simply "Jerez", which after all merely honors the sanluqueña tradition of referring to the local palo cortado as "jerez cortado". It is indeed a very old palo cortado and so we have labeled it as such. Today these butts are stored at the Sacristía of Pedro Romero, back to the heart of the "Barrio" and actually very near their original location. There is where we had the opportunity to revisit them and sample them exhaustively and, ahem, exhaustingly, in order to select our favorites for this edition of   "La Bota": it is a truly extraordinary wine for its unlikely balance between sheer authenticity, concentration, and finesse; genuinely amazing, with so much character and personality.'

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
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  • $119.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
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  • $39.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 24 in stock
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  • $17.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Blend Contrabandista

The Valdespino Contrabandista is an approachable Amontillado with overt nutty characteristics softened by just a bit of sweetness.  The wine is deeply perfumed, most distinctly with toasted walnuts,  lovely candied orange, sweet spice, and a touch of caramel.  Medium weight on the palate with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and a soft, almost creamy texture.  The flavors are again led by notes of toasted nuts but also showing more of a honeyed tone with citrus on the long finish.  This wine would pair easily with a Thanksgiving feast, showing enough power to stand up to turkey and gravy along with enough sweetness to fit with sweet potato casserole or a zesty cranberry sauce. It would also be a perfect partner for cheese or sweets after the meal. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy. Andy Paynter

  • white flor
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

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
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Fino Inocente 375ml

Valdespino’s Incocente is perhaps the world’s greatest value in Fino. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard consisting of Jerez’s classic chalky soils. Unlike most Fino Sherry, which is typically only about 4 yeas old, because of the number of Criaderas in the Inocente Solera, the wine in this bottle is roughly ten years old. This, and the fact that the wine is femented by the ambient yeasts in casks, adds to the signature weight and richness of Inocente. This Fino is truly a study in flor, and has long, rich, yeasty flavors, and vibrant citrusy acidity.  JR

  • white flor fortified
  • 18 in stock
  • $12.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • $10.99

Spain Table

Ameztoi 2018 Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rosé

This light bodied, dry, crisp rose is a testament to the Ameztoi family's long history of producing txakoli in Getaria.  This rose is made from Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri grapes, grown on sand and clay soils and fermented in steel tanks with indigenous yeast. The 2018 is classic Ameztoi, showing red currant, rhubarb, and watermelon notes. A little residual carbonic gas at bottling gives this wine some fresh spritz, and the transportative salty streak makes us misty for San Sebastian! Perfect for a warm summer afternoon with friends! 

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

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
  • 26 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

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
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

Castellroig NV Penedès Cava Brut

Castellroig is one of the finest values in Cava, farmed organically, harvesting by hand, and even 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 Xarlel-lo, a favorite amongst Cava grapes for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions.

  • white sparkling
  • 42 in stock
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  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Celler Les Foes 2018 Castellon de la Plana - Valencia L'Adolescent

Grenache and Syrah, delivered to you via an addictive, chillable red from the south of Spain. We first were turned on to Celler Les Foes last year when we tasted the 2016 L'Adolescent. It was funky, and dark-fruited, while also being really fresh and drinkable. The 2017 is more of the same. Sure to serve you well all summer long, at any rooftop party or BBQ you find yourself attending.  Eben

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Corisca 2017 Rías Baixas Albariño Ecologico

Corisca, which means"storm" in the local dialect, is a certified organic Albariño made by Natalia Rodríguez and her father José María, who operate the first certified organic winery in Rías Baixas. This is their only wine, and its delicacy, refinement, and intensity demonstrate their careful farming and attentive winemaking. Corisca shows refreshing salty, herbal, and citrus character on the nose, with a bright but balanced palate of orange and lime with a core of salty, stony minerality. Corisca is a perfect wine to open before dinner, or to pair with sushi, ceviche, grilled octopus, or fresh green salads. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Espelt 2017 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. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 61 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Espelt 2018 Emporda Garnacha Rosado Corali

Keeping up with demand for Espelt rosé is a full-time job! Certified organic from a family winery in Emporda, Catalonia, this bone-dry, buoyant, and refreshing rosé of 100% Garnacha continues to wow us with its value and deliciousness. Notes of crushed stone and wild flowers on the nose lead to a tangy palate of citrus zest, blood orange, crushed berries, and sea spray. A delicious accompaniment for squid and tuna.

  • rosé
  • 46 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Fento Wines 2017 Rias Baixas Tinto

Fento is a project from Eulogio Pomares, a highly respected winemaker in Rías Baixas. Mostly Sousón, with Mencía, Brancellao, and other indigenous Galician varieties, this wine is dark and herbal, with notes of blackberry, plum and a saline core. Medium bodied, the tannins are present but well-balanced with the dark fruit. Drink with chicken, pork sausage, or ham. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fredi Torres 2016 La Lecon de Labourage

What a fun, vibrant red wine from Fredi Torres! This wine is 100% Garnacha from vines planted on red clay soils in La Figuera and granite soils in Falset in Catalonia. Picked early to ensure high acidity and freshness, the grapes are partially destemmed, macerated slowly, and then fermented and aged for 6 months in old French oak barrels. The wine is unfined and unfiltered with minimal addition of sulfur.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fuenteseca 2017 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, displaying a bouquet of rich cherry, tart plum, and ripe raspberry fruit, with a hint of violets and herbs. Pair this wine with grilled steak, roasted lamb, and vegetable lasagna. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Jordi Miró 2016 Terra Alta Ennak+

From Jordi Miró in Catalunya, this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan, Alicante and Syrah. It's dark, savory, and generous on the nose. It should age nicely over a 1-3 year period, but is definitely a wine for the moment, forward, and ready to go for any summer grill. For fans of Montsant and Priorat reds, this should be a hit.   ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Julia Bernet 2016 Penedès Cava "U" Brut Nature

Xavi Bernet farms his grandparents' vines and makes an array of delicious, certified organic still wines and Cavas in his tiny roadside winery in Penedès, all of which display enormous quality and care. "U" is bone dry, elegant, and refreshing, from 15 to 40-year-old Xarello vines. The Cava spends approximately two years on the lees, receiving no dosage and the bare minimum SO2. Bright, mineral, and refreshing! EL

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 A Chaira Doña Blanca

A rare release of Nacho Gonzalez's Doña Blanca. 4 months of maceration, but a gentle maceration at that, which lends a lovely, delicate structure. 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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 Valdeorras A Mallada

Nacho Gonzalez makes this fantastic herbaceous red from 70% Garnacha and 30% Sumoll, aged in one tinaha (clay amphora) and one used barrel. Medium bodied, and just plain lovely.   EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 Valdeorras O Poulo

Almost all Garnacha, with 5% Palomino to freshen things up a bit. One year of aging in ONE 400liter barrel. Definitely a limited wine! Blackberry and Blackcurrant fruit, smoky notes... Probably a wine to put away for a little while, but not due to tannin (which is smooth and integrated here), just due to the elegance and length.   EL

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 Valdeorras O Trancado

O Trancado is a fantastic red blend from Nacho Gonzalez, a proponent of minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar. This wine is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintotera and 30% Mencia, planted on granite soils. Fully destemmed, half of the grapes are aged in amphora while the other half is aged in old barrels. The wine is then assembled with no fining or filtering and no addition of sulfur.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $42.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

López de Heredia 2010 Rioja Viña Cubillo Crianza

A blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano, with three years in barrel and extended bottle age prior to release, the very good 2010 vintage has yielded a classic and satisfying Cubillo. Ripe, forward aromas of black cherry, with tarragon, leather, and peppery earth; the palate is initially quite juicy, opening with air to reveal subtle herbal and smoky flavors. 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

Matías i Torres 2013 La Palma Listán Blanco Solera 13/17

Listan Blanco vinified from a 'solera' system started in 2013. Every year since she has added some juice which stayed under flor in chestnut barrels.  (note from bowlerwine.com)

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matías i Torres 2017 La Palma Listán Blanco Las Migas

Listán Blanco. This wine can be described as a synthesis of all the plots Victoria works on; most of them have Listán Blanco in their original composition. In typical Canary Island fashion, they are sourced from different plots which are situated through a range of altitudes and differ in soil composition as well as exposure. Fermented and aged in concrete; aged on the lees for ten months. (note from bowlerwine.com)

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matías i Torres 2017 La Palma Tinto Negramoll

La Palma native Victoria Torres makes this mineral red wine with her family's large Roman press of Canarian pine that dates back to the 1800s. Her Negramoll vines come from vineyards in both the fertile north of La Palma island at very high altitudes (up to 1400 meters), and in the warmer, lower southern zones, which combine for an alluring, layered fruit profile. Partially fermented with whole clusters (about 30%), vinified in American oak, old chestnut barrels and tank—and then blended. Élèvage is in 600L French barrels. The 2017 is a little brighter than the previous vintage, fresh and very approachable.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2018 Castilla y León Banda Argilico Verdejo

Ismael Gozalo of MicroBio is a force of nature. His importer's amusing introduction to his wine is, "Welcome to the República Independiente del Verdejo under President Ismael Gozalo." Ismael's range is dizzying, while his production is tiny, all wines joined by uncompromising standards and depth of experience with the Verdejo grape. La Banda del Argilico is named for the important moisture-retaining bands of clay in his sandy vineyards of old, own-rooted Verdejo. This is the most elegant of the MicroBio Verdejo offerings, with fantastic mineral length, and a bit of mid-palate weight. Should age beautifully if not rapidly consumed with zeal this summer.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2018 Castilla y León Correcaminos Red

A fresher style of Tempranillo from winemaker Ismael Gozalo , the red Correcaminos comes from a vineyard in Rueda planted on slate soils. This wine goes through a short period of semi-carbonic maceration (8 days) before resting in stainless steel tanks. The 2018 vintage of Correcaminos has medium body and ripe red and black fruit on the palate, and is still fantastically chillable. A perfect, satisfying red that can take a light chill during the summer. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2018 Castilla y León Nieva York Sparkling Rose

Tempranillo and Verdejo Pet-Nat from MicroBio. Super fresh, light and easy drinking: a great pet-nat for outdoor drinking or cracking open before dinner. This is perhaps even lighter, fresher, and brighter than the white: a great, very dry, introduction to the world of natural sparkling wines. Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2018 Castilla y León Nieva York Sparkling White

No one understands the Verdejo grape as well as Ismael Gozalo, and no one makes more beautiful and unusual Verdejo wines. This pet-nat is 100% Verdejo, and compared to the Nieva York Rose has a bit more texture and body.  Nieva York is a Pet Nat made exclusively for our market (please note the cheeky amalgamation of the Manhattan Bridge with the Aqueduct of Segovia on the label). Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella La Rumbera Blanco

This is all Pansa Blanca from three different vineyard sites. It's a perfect introduction to the grape, and a gateway to Oriol's single-vineyard expressions. The parcels are all on granitic sand, which lends a particularly salty and spicy character to the wine. Mostly de-stemmed, with 20% of the grapes left on the skins for a short period (1-2 weeks), and aging for 10 months on the lees in stainless steel. Beautifully textured and also zippy and fresh.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella El Rumbero 1.5L

From a single vineyard of granitic sand, this is a flavorful, medium-bodied red. A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Garnatxa, and Sumoll, from teenage vines. The Merlot is typically direct press, and the other grapes all whole cluster, with about a week of maceration. No filtration or clarification and no sulfites added. This is a very tasty, meaty red, that could be served with a slight chill. Not particularly tannic, but nonetheless bold, gaining finesse with a bit of time open.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Orly Lumbreras 2017 Ribeira Sacra MilaGritos

MilaGritos is made from three parcels of old vine Garnacha on Gredos' celebrated high altitude sandy soils in the Navalmoral de la Sierra region. Here, the climate is more continental and the vines receive more rain than in other parts of the Sierra de Gredos. Orly Lumbreras ferments this wine with the stems in 1000L concrete vats, macerates on the skins for 3-4 weeks, then presses to old barrels before blending in local amphora. Amphora use imparts this rustic, dense wine with a fascinating texture that contrasts with the meaty, almost gamy character of the fruit.  Drink with roast or grilled lamb, wild boar, or leaner cuts of beef. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 10 in stock
  • $30.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • $49.99

Raventós I Blanc 2016 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 375 ml

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 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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
  • 101 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Cuesta del Tejar Garnacha

A relative rarity in the granite-heavy Gredos, this wine comes from two very steep vineyards on rocky schist soils near Cebreros that are vinified separately, then blended and finished in two 500L barrels. The exceptional 2016 vintage, the high altitude (~950 meters) of the vineyard and these soils give this wine a welcome brightness that contrasts with the dense and powerful fruit and spice character. Drink with beef or pork dishes, or other simple but robust fare to appreciate this wine's complexity. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 14 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz NV Castilla y León Cebreros La Sorpresa Saca No. 6 500ml

The Sorpresa is a long-aged Albillo Real, stored in a small solera started in 2004 when Ruben Diaz found a barrel of 100+ year-old Albillo in a cellar in Cebreros. This ancient Albillo is the base wine of the solera, which he refreshes regularly (though not every year) with young Albillo. Some of the barrels develop a thin layer of flor. He bottles sacas of 200 bottles at a time. Saca #6 was bottled in 2014, pulled from a barrel refreshed in 2004 and 2007. A perfect wine for customers interested in Amontillado or Palo Cortado style sherries. But note that, unlike sherry, Ruben's vinos de tonel are not fortified! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2015 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros SADE Albillo Real

Albillo Real is the great white grape of the Sierra de Gredos, a massive mountain range west of Madrid, where Garnacha reigns supreme. Albillo is expressive, earthy and versatile among styles of wine, from crisp whites to orange wines, to historic sweet and rancio styles. The grapes for SADE come from a single vineyard in Cebreros, picked quite ripe and given a 40-day maceration on the skins, resulting in velvety tannin, flavors of musky apricot, papaya, squash, honeycomb, salty cheese rind, and earthy mineral depth. Terrific with a grilled pork chop, roasted chicken, roasted fish with citrus, earthy root vegetables, cheeses or charcuterie. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2015 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Groove Garnacha

Groove comes from a unique spot in Cebreros, the highest granitic vineyard in the village,  planted on very sandy soils at 900m to 50-year-old Grenache vines with very low yields of small grapes with thick skins, with electric tannin and acid. This wine consistently throws people off, as it is not fruit-driven.  Groove is intense and distinctly mineral- and acid-driven, with flavors of brambly and herbal wild berry fruit, brilliant acidity, and hints of herbs and coriander. Cool and pretty, even in the intense 2015 vintage. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Somoza 2015 Valdeorras Godello "Neno"

Neno is a 100% Godello from Viña Somoza, an organic estate located in the D.O. of Valdeorras, in the Northwestern part of Spain. Renowned winemaker Javier García Alonso (4 Monos), who joined the estate in 2015, is known for wines of inspiration with traditional wine-making techniques. Neno is fermented in stainless steel tanks and 6,000 liter tiñas (foudres) and then aged on lees for seven months. The result is a wine of tension and vibrancy with a beautiful texture. On the nose, flavors of citrus, light white floral and pale stone fruits, with a touch of sea salt and fresh almonds. On the palate, the wine is lively and full of energy, with bright acidity and great mid-palate weight.

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Valencisco 2011 Rioja

This is a satisfyingly old-school Rioja, from the Valencisco estate, which is known for producing this sole Rioja instead of making Reserva or Gran Reserva bottlings. The result here is a complexity of fruit, and dried herb flavors that is rarely found at this price. Concrete vats are used for fermenation, and a combination of French and American oak for aging.   ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $9.99

Vinos Autenticos 2016 Vino de Espana La Traviesa

All Garnacha (Grenache) from vineyards in the Sierra de La Contraviesa mountains, in Andalucia, Spain. Maceration is about 4 days, without stems. Fermentation is in steel, with aging for a year in old barrels. This is a spicy, fresh expression of Garnacha, lighter bodied than one might expect, but still hearty and substantial at the same time.   Eben

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur