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Adega de Vimbio 2015 Rias Baixas Albarino Baenis

Vimbio, a small winery in O Rosal, the most southern sub-zone of Rías Baixas, has been practicing organic farming since 1985 on their 2.5 hectares of vines. Couple Martín Crusat and Patricia Elola believe in the vineyard's life cycle with animals thriving on the vineyards. No herbicide is used (except for minimal application against mildew). The 2015 Baenis is a 100% Albariño planted on clay, soft rocks, and alluvial boulders. An elegant wine, Baenis is vibrant and crisp with a superb minerality. On the nose, the wine displays notes of creamy citrus, herbs and salt. On the palate, the wine has a beautiful creamy texture with great tension and a pretty finish. Pair this wine with grilled fish, Asian-inspired dishes or fresh salads. Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Aixala Alcait 2015 Priorat Calligrama Rose

Calligrama rosé is 100% Carignan, from a small organic estate located in the village of Torroja del Priorat, lead by  Jordi Aixala and Sussi Alcait. The couple believes in as little intervention as possible, and follows the lunar calendar in their farming practice.  On the nose, the wine displays a fun bouquet of ripe apricot, juicy strawberry, fleshy raspberry, orange blossom and light herbal and spice notes. On the palate, the wine is fresh and vibrant with great minerality and bright acidity.  Pair this rosé with light salads, grilled white fish, and light cheese. Caroline Coursant

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Aixala Alcait 2015 Priorat Destrankis

From the certified organic vineyards of Celler Aixala-Alcait in Torroja del Priorat, Destrankis is a delicious, expressive Priorat for a very affordable price. Rich aromas of sappy berries, chewy dried fruits, wild herbs, and warm slate. The ripeness and power of the 2015 vintage is balanced on the full-flavored palate of licorice, black plums, wild herbs, and bitter earth with fresh acidity and grippy tannins. A divine pairing for meat or stews, at an everyday price. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Aixala Alcait 2015 Priorat Embarbussament Rose

Embarbussament rose is 100% Garnacha from certified organic vineyards in the village of Torroja, the heart of the Priorat. Jordi Aixala and Sussi Alcait make tiny amounts of delicious Priorat wine, and rose is only produced in certain years. This one is sulty and textured, with silky strawberry, musky raspberry, earthy minerality, fresh acidity, and a hint of spice. A glass of this rose outside with gazpacho, whole grilled fish,and romesco sauce will transport you to Catalonia this summer. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

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

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $42.99

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 El Maderal Vaguera White

Alvar de Dios Vagüera is a blend of  Verdejo, Godello, Palomino, and Albillo, coming from a small parcel of 500 vines of about 100-year-old, at about 950 meters of altitude on clay soils in El Maderal. Fermented whole-clustered with native yeast in old barrels, the wine is then aged on lies  for 12 months without filtering or clarifying. On the nose, the bouquet is fresh and vibrant with tart citrus, white peach, white flowers, almond and saline notes. On the palate, the wine is crisp with bright acidity and a delicious creaminess that reveals mid-palate.  A pretty special wine! Pair this wine with grilled fish, summer salads, cold cucumber soup  and gazpacho.  Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2016 Arribes Camino de los Arrieros

Alvar de Dios is exploring regions and grapes of western Spain that we'd never tasted wine from before. This is very exciting! Camino de los Arrieros comes from the north end of Arribes del Duero, the savagely beautiful borderland that flanks the Duero River, where it cleaves Portugal from Spain.  The 2016 vintage of Camino de los Arrieros is  de Dios' first village wine from Villadepera, where he farms a vast mix of grape varieties on soils of red, white, and black volcanic schists. 60% Juan Garcia (otherwise known as Mouraton), with Garnacha Tintorera, Trincadeira, Rufete, Bastarda, Bruñal (and more) collide seamlessly in this bright and lifted red. Reminiscent of cool Galician reds, with taut, vibrant red and purple berry fruit, hints of pepper, and poignant minerality. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2016 Toro Aciano Tinto

Aciano is 100% Tinta de Toro from Alvar de Dios' grandfather's own-rooted vineyard  in El Pego, on the southern limit of the Toro DO, planted nearly 100 years ago on pure sandy soils, at 700 meters altitude. Aromas of black and red berry, black plum, licorice, smoky spice, and mineral earth mingle with tangy minerality and good acidity. A great Tinta de Toro example -- decant for best results.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2016 Toro Tio Uco

A burst of flamboyant flavors, Tío Uco is an exciting young wine from an exciting young winemaker! A native of southern Toro, Alvar de Dios honed his skills working with Fernando García at Bodegas Marañones (Sierra de Gredos) shuttling back and forth to Toro to farm family vineyards and acquire others. Tío Uco comes from 25 to 40 year-old, organically farmed vines of Tinta de Toro on a variety of terroirs (clay, limestone, sand, and gravel), destemmed and raised in neutral oak barrels. Aromas are exotic, floral and spicy, with bright and juicy flavors of wild rose, plum, stewed strawberry, hibiscus, cloves, sweet leather, and bitter earth. Substantial and spicy, but light on its feet, this is an offbeat and slightly wild foil to standard-issue Tempranillos. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ameztoi 2017 Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rosé

What a great thirst-quenching rosé from Rubentis! A blend of Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza, the wine displays notes of tart currant, rhubarb, and light apricot fruit with beautiful oceanic saline undertones. With a touch of spritz, the wine is vibrant and full of energy. Drink it as an aperitif or pair it with fresh fish and salads.  Caroline Coursant

  • rosé
  • 40 in stock
  • $24.99

Artuke 2016 Rioja Red

An utterly delicious bargain, made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura from Artuke's organically farmed family estate in the Rioja Alavesa. Made in the traditional, refreshing (pre-barrel aging) style of Rioja, whole cluster fermented and raised in concrete tanks for a pure, juicy, floral, and thirst-quenching young red that begs to be chilled and downed over lunch (or on the couch). Alluring wild rose and ripe cherry aromas and flavors, with crushed red and purple berries, soft earth, wild green herbs, salty licorice, and cherry cola. Keep a bottle chilling in the fridge to pair with everything from pizza to paellas! Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 95 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • $8.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

Bernabeleva 2015 Sierra de Gredos San Martin de Valdeiglesias Viña Bonita

Viña Bonita is an aptly-named Garnacha from an 80+ year-old hilltop vineyard planted on granite in San Martin de Valdeiglesias. A swirl of heady aromas -- cherry blossoms, sweet berries, and rose -- primes the palate for supple and juicy flavors of sappy strawberry, ripe raspberry and  bitter cranberry fruit, flecked with resinous Mediterranean herbs, precise minerality, lift, and length. Marc Isart of Bernabeleva was a founding member of Comando G, along with Dani Landi and Fernando García, and shares their talent for sustaining freshness, even in difficult, dry years like 2015. For fans of Bernabeleva's Camino de Navaherreros, Viña Bonita is a special treat! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bernabeleva 2016 Sierra de Gredos San Martin de Valdeiglesias Camino

Fresh and fragrant, luscious and lively, Bernabeleva is back! Pure Garnacha from the granitic sandy soils of San Martin de Valdeiglesias in the Sierra de Gredos, where old vines and high altitudes conspire for some of the world's best Grenache wines. Spicy and floral berry aromas give way to a tart, pretty palate of crisp cranberry, spicy raspberry, ripe tomato, with the Gredos' trademark minerality, bright acid, and a tickle of young tannins. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 55 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bernabeleva 2016 Vinos de Madrid Blanco

This wine is a blend of Albillo and Macabeo from 30- to 85- year-old vines, from various parcels in the Gredos mountain, 75 km west of Madrid. The wine is aged on its lies in 500L and 600L French oak barrels. On the nose the wine shows a beautiful bouquet of pear, almond, pineapple core and lemon pie. On the palate, the wine has a creamy texture with vibrant energy and good acidity. Pair this delicious wine with classic seafood recipes, such as, dorade au beurre, lemon herb sea bass, or shrimp Alfredo pasta. Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bigardo 2016 Toro Bigardo

Kiko Calvo made wine all over the world before returning to Toro to farm his family's own-rooted Tinta de Toro vines and use his diverse winemaking experience to draw out their potential, with no adherence to local styles or conventions. Bigardo's website notes that Tinta de Toro grapes ("not Tempranillo!") for this wine are harvested over the course of 45 days, with many individual fermentations highlighting the character of specific vineyard parcels, which range from 20 to 100 years old.  Aromas of black currants, dark cherries, and  earthy plums mingle with herbal and savory notes. Pleasantly acidic with supple tannins, the wine continues to open up with a darker and earthier bouquet. A delicious wine!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2016 Tenerife Artifice Blanco

This electric wine from Borja Pérez is a 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. The resulting wine is a complex aromatic wine with saline and yeasty undertones. With a superb ashy minerality, great texture and bright acidity, the wine displays earthy citrus, tart stone fruit and dried chamomile herbal tones. A great wine to drink with seafood, ceviche, and any fresh salads you may fancy for this spring/summer time. Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2016 Tenerife Artifice Blanco 1.5 L

This electric wine from Borja Pérez is a 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. The resulting wine is a complex aromatic wine with saline and yeasty undertones. With a superb ashy minerality, great texture and bright acidity, the wine displays earthy citrus, tart stone fruit and dried chamomile herbal tones. A great wine to drink with seafood, ceviche, and any fresh salads you may fancy for this spring/summer time. Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2016 Tenerife Artifice Tinto

Borja Pérez, the winemaker behind the Ignios Origenes label from Tenerife, is a proponent of traditional winemaking with a strong focus on the superb volcanic terroir of his island. The Tinto, a beautiful vibrant wine from a 100% Listán Negro, is made from grapes from multiple parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora. Fermented separately in stainless steel, the wine is then aged together in old French oak barrels and large foudres, with minimal addition of sulfur at bottling. Full of energy, the wine displays earth, spice, white pepper, dark berries and purple floral notes. On the palate, the acidity and minerality are in full display showing off a structure that is so unique to Tenerife. A fantastic wine to pair with charcuterie, pork chops, roasted chicken, or grilled vegetables.  Caroline Coursant    

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2016 Tenerife Artifice Vidueno

Borja Pérez, known for his love of his native land, Tenerife, and his superb winemaking, has produced a fantastic wine under his Artifice label, to the joy of all aficionados of Atlantic, minerally-driven and complex white wines. Artifice Vidueño 2016 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 then racked in large foudre, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for about 11 months. The result is a precious and graceful wine. With a gorgeous bouquet of white flowers, clementine, pear yogurt, saline, earth, herbal tea, and savory notes; the wine is deliciously complex. On the palate, the wine displays a beautiful density and creaminess, with ashy volcanic minerality and lively acidity. Pair this wine with Asian-inspired fare, mustard pork roast, and creamy pasta dishes. A delectable wine indeed! Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2016 Tenerife Artifice Vidueno 1.5 L

Borja Pérez, known for his love of his native land, Tenerife, and his superb winemaking, has produced a fantastic wine under his Artifice label, to the joy of all aficionados of Atlantic minerally-driven complex white wines. Artifice Vidueño 2016 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 then racked in large foudre, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for about 11 months. The result is a precious and graceful wine. With a gorgeous bouquet of white flowers, clementine, pear yogurt, saline, earth, herbal tea, and savory notes; the wine is deliciously complex. On the palate, the wine displays a beautiful density and creaminess, with ashy volcanic minerality and lively acidity. Pair this wine with Asian-inspired fare, mustard pork roast, and creamy pasta dishes. A delectable wine indeed! Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2015 Albares Vino de Parcela Valle del Rio

Valle del Rio is emblematic of the focus and depth of the Casa Aurora project, where idiosyncratic swatches of land, planted to previously unimaginable mixtures of vines, are translated into utterly singular sensory combinations that excite intellectual pleasures as well as hedonistic ones. In winegrower Germán Blanco's words: "From little things, big things grow. If I blend these special things into each other, you can't taste it. And you may not like it... but it's special!" Well, Germán, we like it a lot! Valle del Rio is a .58 hectare parcel of 40-100 year old vines at 820 meters altitude, composed of approximately 60% Garnacha Tintorera, 10% Garnacha, 10% Mencía, and 17% Palomino and the rest Godello, planted on a south-facing slope of red clay and decomposed granite. 2015 is marked by mouth-watering, forward purple berries and violet florals, in balance with the typically dominant notes of crunchy blackberries, damp clay, rocks, and ink. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

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
  • 48 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Castellroig NV Penedes Cava Brut Rosat

A treat for lovers of Castellroig Cava, the Rosat is a refreshing rose Cava made from organically farmed Garnacha and Trepat grapes, fermented with native yeasts, and aged a minimum of 15 months on the lees before disgorgement. A lovely, rosy watermelon hue, dry and frothy, with deep and delicious flavors of raspberry, cranberry, orange rind, seas 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
  • 28 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Cerro La Barca 2016 Vegas Altas Extremadura

Fragrant, lively, inexpensive and certified organic, Vegas Altas white is one of the most complex and delicious Spanish values in recent memory. Inviting and dry, medium modied, with flavors of crisp ripe pear, green melon, lavender, almond, and apple blossoms, this is our first experience with Eva de Los Santos, a local grape from Extremadura (the dramatically beautiful region bordering Portugal in western Spain). Enjoy with seafood, fish in sauce, poultry, cheeses, and vegetarian meals. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 51 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Colet Navazos 2012 Penedès Extra Brut Reserva

There is no Champagne method sparkler like this one, a collaboration between Sergi Colet in Penedes and Equipo Navazos, the Andalusian dream team behind La Bota. The base wine is Chardonnay from Penedes and the dosage is manzanilla pasada from Sanlucar de Barrameda; this combination is fascinating, with flor aromas from the manzanilla accenting the earthy bass notes of the wine. Long aging on the lees before disgorgement (40+months) and a process called autolysis create umami and yeasty bread notes in Champagne method sparklers that are found in fino sherries and manzanillas with age as well. Umami, salt, citrus, and long, briny, mineral profile make this a serious sparkler to build a seafood or poultry course around. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $53.99

Comando G 2015 Sierra de Gredos Villanueva de Avila Tumba del Rey Moro

Everything about Tumba del Rey Moro vineyard is vertigo-inducing: the treacherous access, the steep 1/2 hectare scrap of rocky granitic mountainside, and the wild, dizzying beauty of the wine itself. 65-year-old vines of Garnacha cling to this site at 1100m in Villanueva de Avila in the Alto Alberche Valley, an area with continental climate, where Garnacha enjoys a long growing season and a very special expression.  Tumba del Rey Moro has subtle aromas of sweet, delicate florals, exotic spice, mountain scrub, and soil, with a long, brisk, sapid palate, laced with shimmering wild berry and ripe wild strawberry fruit, flower petals and mountain air and earth, savory minerals, and with a fine-grained tannin. The length of this wine is inspiring for Grenache lovers and skeptics alike and critical acclaim has been heaped upon Comando G. There is mystery here that must be experienced, a feeling that the raw power and  soul of the rocky wilderness has been deftly conjured into a most unlikely and ethereal wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $106.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Corisca 2015 Rías Baixas Albariño Ecologico

We are very proud to work with Corisca ("storm" in the local dialect), a certified organic Albariño made by Natalia Rodríguez and her father José María, pioneers in the region (the first in Rías Baixas to be certified organic) who work tirelessly to perfect the balance of this wine - the only one that they make. Corisca displays pure Albariño character and heightened refreshment at an everyday price. Salty, stony aromas with hints of orange oil and green herbs precede the elegant palate, full of twinkling citrus and stone fruit, bright sea spray, minerals, and a long, complex finish. An invigorating apéritif and easy pairing for poultry, fish, and vegetables. We cannot imagine a more delicious "house" Albariño! Ariana Rolich.    Want a great wine with your fish? Corisca is one of the best wines you can buy to pair with! With great salinity, pretty texture and good acidity, the wine works beautifully with white flesh fish, such as mahi mahi, striped bass or skate, and many seafoods, from crab to scallop. Try it with ceviche and sushi and you will thank me!  Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 37 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Daniel Landi 2014 Sierra de Gredos El Reventón

El Reventón is from a one hectare (about 2 acre) parcel of Garnacha of about 70-year-old, planted on a mix of schist and slate soils, at 900 meters altitude. A rare wine from Daniel Landi of Comando G fame.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $92.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Daniel Ramos Zerberos 2014 Castilla y León El Altar

El Altar is a singular Garnacha, from old vines planted on granitic sandy soils with large chunks of quartz, north-facing at 800 meters near the town of El Barraco in the Sierra de Gredos. Daniel Ramos is one of a handful of Gredos producers with a formidable understanding of and respect for the profound and varied terroirs of the region. In a region full of brilliant Garnachas, El Altar is particularly purely red-fruited, from one of the coolest parts of the region, with strawberry, cherry, red currant, and raspberry preserves, interwoven with rock rose, bergamot, resinous thyme, wild flower honey, and rainwater. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2016 Ribeira Sacra Val do Bibei Gavela da Vila

What a beautiful vibrant wine! This wine is a 100% Palomino from vines of various parcels in the Val do Bibei of Ribeira Sacra. Almost fully destemmed with a few hours of skin contact, the grapes are fermented and aged on the lees for 6 months in old barrels, with no fining or filtering, and with some small amount of sulfur added at bottling. The resulting wine is fantastic. Textural with great acidity and minerality, the savory bouquet of herbs, almond, citrus fruit, spice, and earth lingers deliciously in your mouth with a fresh energy. Pair this wine with fried calamari, shrimp scampi, ceviche, roasted chicken and summery salads. Caroline Coursant 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

Dominio del Urogallo 2015 Asturias 'La Fanfarria' Blanco NO SO2

Nicolas Marcos comes from a winemaking family in Toro but found himself drawn to the polar opposite, cool, northern coastal region of Cangas in Asturias, where very old vines of Mencía and autochthonous varieties like Carrasquín, Albarín Blanco, Verdejo Tinto, and more cling to steep, rocky slopes of slate and quartz. Farming is biodynamic, winemaking is additive-free, and the wines are  pretty darn exciting, with brilliant freshness and depth. Fanfarria Blanco is a blend of Albarín (different from Albariño) and Albillo (not sure which Albillo this is, but we'll find out!), full of green apple and silky citrus, with white flowers, potent minerality, and a creamy, waxen quality that could inspire Chenin lovers to drink Spanish wine. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Els Jelipins 2010 Vi de Taula Sumoll

***Please note that the wines are not on site. They are expected to arrive around July 1, 2018.  A perfect year for Els Jelipins, the 2010  is earthy and a touch feral, with abundant raspberry and cranberry fruit, accented by tea leaf (Earl Grey), and burdock root. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

Espelt 2017 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, bouyant, 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. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé
  • 51 in stock
  • $10.99

  • 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
  • 99 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $221.99

Familia Nin Ortiz 2016 Priorat Porrera Planetes de Nin Blanc

Ester Nin and Carles Ortiz combine rigorous biodynamic farming, prime terroir in Porrera (one of the two coolest villages in the Priorat), and an oddity - Cargnan Blanc - to achieve this elegant outlier among Priorat whites. Unusually lithe, clear, and cool-tempered relative to the big, sometimes boozy whites of the region, with heady aromas of wild herbs, lemon balm, mustard flower, citrus peels, and white pepper. The palate is supple, long, and mineral, one of the most restrained and pretty Priorat whites around, displaying delicate tropical and tree fruits with bitter piths, mineral earth, and sea salts. Pair with rich seafood and herbed poultry. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finca Torremilanos 2016 Ribera del Duero Montecastrillo Tinto

This 100% Tempranillo wine from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic value!!! Certified biodynamic, the estate does not use any pesticides or herbicides on the 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. The wine displays a bouquet of dark berries, tomato, tobacco, Moroccan spices, earth, olives, and herbs de Provence. With supple tannin and bright acidity, the wine has great energy and freshness. Enjoy this delicious wine with pork chops, herb roasted lamb leg, vegetable lasagna, or a beautiful plate of cheese. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 50 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

Fuenteseca 2016 Utiel Requena Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon

This incredible bargain is a full-bodied blend of bush-trained Bobal with a splash of young-vines Cabernet Sauvignon from 1000 meters up in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain. Dense and layered on the palate — rich cherry, tart plum, and ripe raspberry fruit, with velvety tannins, soft earth, and a hint of violet flowers. Certified organic. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 50 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • red sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Baboso Negro 1.5 L

Baboso Negro (better known as Alfrocheiro in Portugal) has a powerful and flamboyant personality, making every vintage of this wine is a new adventure. Ignios Baboso comes from a 20-year-old single vineyard on volcanic clay loam in northwestern Tenerife, converted to organic farming by intrepid Tenerife vigneron, Borja Pérez González. The 2015 is very fresh and balanced, displaying Baboso's distinctive perfume and acidity, along with a full, beguiling palate of sweet wild cherry, brambly black raspberry, blackberry sap, and musky blood orange, lifted by notes of apricot, citrus peels, celery seed, and grounded by clear minerality and pungent volcanic earth. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $94.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $38.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $43.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Maisulan 2015 Rioja

Maisulan is 100% Tempranillo from organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards around the village of El Villar in the Rioja Alavesa. Aromas of dusty purple berries and plums, rose hips, and tendrils of sweet smoke combine on the dense, full-flavored palate of wild cherry, dense boysenberry and raspberry, with red apple skins, spicy cinnamon, gritty tannins, and a long finish of savory and smoky earth. Affordable and versatile. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Maldivinas 2013 Castilla y Leon Sierra de Gredos La Movida Laderas

La Movida Laderas is a steep plot of 70-year-old Garnacha vines planted on rocky schist soils, 958 meters above sea level on the mystical south-facing slopes of Cebreros in the Gredos Mountains. Too precariously steep, rocky, and jagged to be plowed either by animals or machines, the vineyard is fragrant and wild, full of fennel, lavender, clover, poppies, and roses, with rows of quartz rocks ringing the vines, crickets chirping, and vultures soaring in wide circles in the sky above. With miniscule yields of .5kg of fruit per vine, it takes two plants to produce one bottle of wine. Aromas erupt from the glass: lavender, resin, black cherry, spicy cranberry, and crumbly warm earth. Intense Garnacha fruit fills the palate with crushed red raspberries, red currant, and crisp cranberry, with tingly young tannins, exotic sandalwood, and dense, dark schistous minerality. The intensity of these flavors is balanced by sizzling, high acidity that characterizes red wines from the Gredos Mountains . This is a beautiful and rare wine, pulsating with the raw wild force of the mountains. 1000 bottles produced. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Maldivinas 2015 Castilla y Leon Sierra de Gredos Combate Pink

I heartily recommend drinking more deeply pigmented rosés throughout winter (especially at holiday feasts). This is an addictive, fuschia-hued, slightly off-dry rosado of Garnacha from Maldivinas' prime vineyards in Cebreros, the heart of the Sierra de Gredos. Two-thirds of the fruit comes from vineyards on schist and one-third from granitic soils. The perfumed nose of hibiscus, wild flowers, and damp brown earth continues onto the wild, juicy palate of strawberry preserves, raspberry patch, and black tea. Lots of bright, tangy acidity is present to balance the rich, wild fruit and the touch of sugar that remains in the wine. An explosively delicious rosé for sipping and an inspired pairing for any cured or smoked pork products, dark poultry (like turkey or duck), Asian fare, cheeses, and fruity or chocolatey desserts. One barrel produced. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

MicroBio Wines (Ismael Gozalo) 2017 Castilla y León Nieva Correcaminos Rose

This is a fun, delicious rosé from Ismael Gozalo, known for his superb Verdejo wines, first for Bodegas Ossian and now under the MicroBio label. For this rosé, Tempranillo is pressed directly into stainless steel for fermentation and blended later with a bit of Verdejo, with no addition of sulfur at any stage. This wine is more dense and ripe than its predecessor due to the frost that affected most of Ismael's vineyards. Intense, juicy flavors of dark and red berry fruit, stone fruit and ripe cherry mingled with sun-warmed rocks. On the palate, the wine has a beautiful structure to lend freshness. Pair this wine with Peking duck, Thai food, barbecued meats or drink it by itself! Caroline Coursant 

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2015 Castilla y León Sin Nombre White

This is a complex and elegant wine, combining classic and natural vibes that uniquely reflect Ismael Gozalo's visions. A 100% Verdejo from ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines of 200 years-old at 900 meters altitude, planted on mixed soils of sand, clay and gravel, the wine is fermented and aged on the lees for 10 months in 1,200 liter oak barrels and an additional 10 months in stainless steel tanks, with no fining or filtering, and minimal addition of sulfur at bottling. The resulting wine is precious, with a gorgeous bouquet of green citrus, tart tropical fruit, white floral and sage notes, vibrant minerality, bright acidity and a superb finish. Complex and simple at the same time, the flavors linger deliciously in the mouth showcasing the long history of the vines and the terroir. A superb wine to pair with risotto, mustard chicken or seared salmon. Caroline Coursant 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2016 Castilla y León Issé

Ismael Gozalo, known as the magician of Verdejo, has produced a delicious exotic wine with Issé. 100% Verdejo from vines planted in 1868 in Nieva on poor sandy soils and gravel, at 915 meters altitude, the wine is fermented and aged on its lees for one year in amphorae and an additional year in stainless steel tank, with no fining, filtering or addition of sulfur. On the nose, the wine displays tart citrus and tropical fruit, savory, white florals, earth, and Moroccan spice notes. On the palate, the wine is vibrant with tension and some tannins. Pair this wine with Asian-inspired food, Jambalaya, paella or Mexican food. Caroline Coursant 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Orly Lumbreras 2015 Sierra de Gredos Navaredondill Punto G Garnacha

Orly Lumbreras is doing some terrific work in the Alto Alberche zone of Gredos in Ávila province, an area with powers that are difficult to describe, but are acutely felt in the place and the wines. In Orly's own words: "Be aware with the Ávila side, for me it is much more untamed and with a wild temper. You ask me what this area has that is so special. I would say it has it all. To start, this breed of grape, Grenache, is unique, sensual, tremendously attractive, suggestive and very, very stylish. The area has magic, soul, passion, much to discover, strolling around you feel magnetism under your feet… I could be talking nonstop about everything you can find here, an emotion that is better to be felt and experienced rather than talked about." (Full interview available on www.miamigoelvino.com.) Punto G is pure mountain Garnacha from the village of Navarredondilla, upwards of 1100m, with bombastic red and purple fruit, and potent enough acidity to balance the intense ripeness of the 2015 vintage. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Orto Vins 2017 Montsant Les Argiles Rosat

Orto Rosat has arrived at last! Two years ago, during a winery visit with Joan Asens of Orto Vins, a group of New York wine buyers fell head-over-heels in love with this sensuous, invigorating rose. Quantities were limited, orders were placed, but due to a series of tedious distribution quirks, the wine never arrived. Hearts were broken until our friend Kerin Auth of La Luz Selections, Spanish wine sage extraordinaire, came to the rescue. Orto Vins have now returned to New York and we are reunited with this 100% Garnacha rose. It is simultaneously chiseled and silky, with fresh aromas of strawberry, cherry blossom, and rose that extend to the palate of tart raspberry, crisp cranberry, supple citrus oils, salty, grippy wisp of tannin, and gorgeous saline and mineral length. A rose to fall in love with! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $19.99

Raventós I Blanc 2015 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 1.5 L

Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of Raventós' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. Lighter than ever in 2015, a pale rose gold, not quite the color of pale rosé, this is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and under-ripe raspberry fruit, but is far more mineral-driven than fruity. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

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

Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of Raventós' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. Lighter than ever in 2015, a pale rose gold, not quite the color of pale rosé, this is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and under-ripe raspberry fruit, but is far more mineral-driven than fruity. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 59 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Ruben Diaz 2014 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Cuesta del Tejar Garnacha

Cuesta del Tejar is 100% Garnacha from schistous slopes at 950m altitude in the town of Cebreros, the heart of the Sierra de Gredos, and home to a fascinating variety of terroirs and a corresponding bounty of delicious wines. Aromas of wet, warm stone, earthy licorice, and cassis, with flavors of fresh, ripe blackberries, orange oil, sandalwood, supple, starchy tannins, and bright acidity. Well worth cellaring, but also delicious in its youth, pulsating with the primal energy of the Gredos' wild earth, sun, and air. Bravo to our friend Rubén Díaz, the undisputed master of Cebreros! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz NV Castilla y León Cebreros La Sorpresa Garnacha 500ml

Ruben Diaz is the steward of the ancient tradition in Cebreros of aging red and white wines perpetually in small soleras, tapping them for a few bottles' worth of mature, textured elixirs, called "rancio" or "dorado" wines (some are sweet and some are dry). Diaz has some of the area's oldest examples of these wines and none of them are commercially available, making a tasting from this collection feel akin to a secret museum visit. Thankfully, he has started a number of his own rancio soleras and perpetual cuvees. This one is made from red Garnacha wines from multiple vintages spanning 2006-2013. A sheer, rosy copper hue in the glass, with aromas of hazelnut, orange oil, acetone, and caramel. The senses are bracing for sweetness, but the palate is dry, strong and nuanced, with flavors of dried apricot, raspberry eau de vie, apple skins, sandalwood, dried mediterranean herbs, cacao, and nut skins. An example of Garnacha's supreme versatility! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2013 Castilla y León Navarrevisca 7 Pulgadas Garnacha 1.5 L

7 Pulgadas means "seven inches" as a homage to the vinyl record format. A 100% Garnacha from a single parcel in Navarrevisca, planted on sandy soils of decomposed granite at 1100m altitude, the wine shows off the fun and bright side of the Gredos mountain. With great acidity, grippy tannin and superb minerality, the wine is gorgeous and very enjoyable. On the palate, the wine displays beautiful flower and wild spice undertones with juicy red berry fruit notes. Pair this delicious wine with grilled meat, Mexican fare, and barbecued ribs. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Sierra de Gredos Navarrevisca 7 Pulgadas Garnacha

Orly Lumbreras of RuBor is always good for a musical reference! 7 Pulgadas is "seven inches" (as in the vinyl record format), made from a single parcel of Garnacha in Navarrevisca (in the Alto Alberche zone of the Sierra de Gredos), planted on sandy soils of decomposed granite at 1100m altitude. Explosive fragrance of of flowers and spice flow onto the powerful palate of ripe raspberry and tart red plum, black cherry and chewy skins. Powdery tannins, mouth-watering Gredos acidity and mineral grip ripple through this wine, which opens up for hours and shines alongside beef, lamb, or a Mexican feast. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • 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
  • 33 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Groove Garnacha 1.5 L

Magnums of 2014 Groove! What could be finer? Orly Lumbreras of RuBor described Groove as "un cañón" in its youth. With a little bit of time in bottle, it has mellowed into a laser beam! This is singular Garnacha, utterly fabulous, from a single vineyard that inspired the RuBor partnership. 50-year-old vines with southeast exposition on very fine granitic sandy soils at 900 meters altitude (the highest granitic vineyard in Cebreros, a village known for old-vine Garnacha on high, schistous slopes). High-toned with intense, almost vertical acidity, taut black cherry, herbal black raspberry and purple berry fruit, chewy dark cherry skins, rhubarb, pink peppercorn, lots of violet, lavender, and rose florals, hints of thyme, and a taut, long, granitic mineral force. A wine to observe and celebrate over many years. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • 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 a 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
  • 24 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Chass! Chasselas

A fresh and pretty entrée into the world of RuBor Viticultores, our good friends Rubén Díaz and Orly Lumbreras, this is 100% Chasselas from two small plots of 70+ year-old vines on decomposed granite soils in Cebreros, the heart of the Sierra de Gredos. With 5-6 days of skin contact, then raised entirely in stainless steel with occasional batonnage, this is a new experience of Chasselas. Dry and minerally, textured and complex, with subtle flavors of crisp apple and pear, dewy green melon, orange pith, beeswax, and sea salt, with a tickle of tannin from time on the skins. An irresistible choice for adventurous apéritifs, poultry, and seafood! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sara i René Viticultor 2015 Priorat Partida Pedrer Rosado

This rosé is probably one of the best rosés I have ever had! From superstar couple Sara Perez and Rene Barbier Jr., the wine is a blend of Garnacha and Monastrell from a single vineyard (15-year-old vines), fermented for 6 months and aged for about 9 months in old oak. Displaying elegance and finesse, this is a delicious wine for great occasions and dinner settings. With a complex bouquet of delicate forest strawberry, light spice and mountain floral notes, the wine elongates beautifully on the palate with salty, mint, and savory tones, gorgeous mineralty, good acidity and silky texture. This is a fantastic wine you can be adventurous with. Pair it with Asian-inspired meals, blackened salmon, paella, or a classic plate of chorizo, jàmon serrano and nutty cheese.  Caroline Coursant       

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

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

  • red sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Low Sulfur

Suertes del Marqués 2016 Valle de la Orotava Siete Fuentes Tinto

Siete Fuentes is the village red wine of Suertés del Marques, coming from dozens of small parcels of various altitudes and terroirs in Valle de la Orotava. Mostly from Listàn Negro from vines ranging from 10- to 80-year of age, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented in concrete and stainless steel, the wine is then aged for about 10 months in concrete and neutral oak. This wine is fresh and vibrant, displaying bright savory aromas and complex bouquet of dark berry, herbal, olives, earth, smoke and ashy notes.  On the palate, the wine showcases the beautiful volcanic minerality of the island with racy acidity. Pair it with grilled fish, light cheese and salade niçoise! Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Terroir Al Límit 2014 Priorat Dits del Terra

2014 is an incredible vintage of Dits del Terra, a south-facing, single vineyard of 90+ year-old Carignan vines, one of the first plots Dominik Huber and Eben Sadie pinpointed when starting Terroir al Limit. This bottling is always a highlight of Dominik Huber's lineup. Structured and serious, layered and spicy, with crunchy black berry fruit, exotic herbs, and loads of gritty mineral earth, fermented with whole clusters and aged in  large 3500L Stockinger foudre. Every year I take note of how Dits del Terra gets better and more interesting every year. Obviously, it is a perennial favorite! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terroir Al Límit 2015 Priorat Vinum Verum Roc d'Aubaga Rose

As with most serious rosés, Roc d'Aubaga is really coming into its own with some time to evolve in the bottle. Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit continues to defy expectations with bold, unique, yet relatively light wines from the sun-baked Priorat, famous for dense and powerful reds. Roc d'Aubaga is a whole cluster co-fermentation of  Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, and Grenache Blanc, with aromas of red currant, wild rose, and hibiscus, flowing onto the subtle yet exuberant palate of wild cherry and creamy berries, with watermelon pith, cherry pits, rose hips, tea leaf, chiseled minerality, fresh acid, and lots of length. Technically a clarete (blend of red and white grapes), this is a beautiful all-season rose, shining with richer duck dishes as well as grilled fish or flavorful raw dishes. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

Vina Mein 2014 Ribeiro Tinto Atlantico Elaborado Por Comando G

This is a very special wine made under the guidance of the highly prestigeous Comando G (only 1,300 bottles are produced each year). The grapes, a blend of Caíño, Brancellao, and Souson (about 20-year old vines) planted on granite soils in the D.O. of Ribeiro, are fermented with native yeast and aged for 10 months in old barrels with no filtering or fining. Dark berries, purple and rose floral, Moroccan spice, wild earth and hibiscus notes are prevalent on the nose, while a superb minerality and bright acidity shows off on the palate. The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant with plenty of tension and energy. Pair this wine with fun dishes such as, grilled octopus and chorizo and blackened fish tacos, vegetable lasagna and manchego cheese.  Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic