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  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $37.99

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 Toro Aciano Tinto

Aciano is made from winemaker Alvar de Dios' grandfather's own-rooted vineyard of Tinta de Toro planted nearly 100 years ago on pure sandy soils at 700 meters altitude in El Pego, on the southern limit of the Toro DO. Deep brambly aromas with black raspberry, black cherry, baking spice, and balsam flow onto the broad, but focused palate, rich with intense dark fruit, cherry bark, plum vinegar, blood orange, cinnamon, cocoa, rich earth, and long, lilting minerality. Toro is well-represented by the talented Alvar de Dios, particularly in this balanced and special wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $15.99

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
  • 37 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2015 Albares Vino de Pueblo Poula Tinto

2015 Poula was made in the old style of the village of Albares ("My neighbors love it!" winemaker Germán Blanco proclaimed), composed of Garnacha Tintorera, Mencía, Portuguesa (Trousseau), and 40% white grapes Jerez (Palomino), Godello, Doña Blanca, foot-trodden in stone lagars and raised in amphora for 12 months. Poula is the only Casa Aurora wine made from a blend of parcels, most of which are too tiny to vinify on their own (they are listed on the front label). Lively, joyful, teeming with mouth-watering scents and flavors of wild berries, fermented grapes, mountain herbs, silky florals, and a pleasing tickle of tannin. Serve chilled. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 58 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $22.99

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
  • 31 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, and Mediterranean herbs. A beautiful alternative to Raventos or Castellroig's superb basic Cava. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic

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
  • 52 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

Clos Lentiscus 2012 Penedès Petillant Naturel Gentlemant

With nearly 30 years of experience making sparkling wines, Manel Avinyó is an undisputed master of the craft. And yet he continues to present novel and surprising bubbly from his single vineyards of biodynamically farmed Malvasia de Sitges, Carignan, Xarello, Sumoll, and more. Gentlemant is a Petillant Naturel from a Sumoll vineyard planted in the 1930s on clayey calcareous soils in the the Garraf National Park, just south of Barcelona near the beach town of Sitges. Pale blood orange in color, with funky red berry aromas and cool, inviting froth. Dry and savory on the palate, with tart red currant and apple skins, hints of hibiscus and cayenne, tangy tangerine, gentle Alpine strawberries, and mineral earth. No added sulfur, as always. Cheers to Gentlemant! Ariana Rolich 

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No 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
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

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

  • white
  • 88 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Daniel Ramos Zerberos 2007 Castilla y León Pizarra

Winemaker Daniel Ramos said that when he and his wife drink a bottle of Pizarra, they frequently open it 3-4 days in advance. Only made in exceptional years, Pizarra is 100% Garnacha from a 60-100+ year old vines on south-facing slate/schist vineyards at 900-975m (3000 feet) elevation in the town of Cebreros. It is brawnier and darker than Ramos' Chorrancos cuvee, with sappy wild berries, sandalwood, and musky citrus oils alongside subtle oxidative notes, spicy wild "garrigue" of lavender, and thyme (which coincidentally grow around the vineyard), and a clear core of slatey minerals. An exceptional wintry Garnacha for roasted meats and root vegetables. Please decant! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2016 Arribes Camino de la Frontera Vino Tinto

Arribes is a dramatic region bordering the Duero River where it slices Portugal from Spain. Decomposed granite, very old vines, and exotic grape varieties combine, in the right hands, for some spectacular wines that seethe with Mediterranean intensity and mineral depth. In Camino de la Frontera, Laura Lorenzo finesses the indomitable local variety Juan Garcia, co-planted and co-fermented with Tempranillo, Bobal, Rufete, Mencía, Garnacha, and more from 100-130 year-old vines in the town of Fermoselle. I love the combination in this wine of brooding, brambly, structured black and purple fruits with sheer florals and dancing acidity; thyme, eucalyptus, bitter earth, and mineral length add complexity. Atmospheric, thirst-quenching, and highly recommended. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2016 Valdeorras Casas de Enriba Vino Tinto

Laura Lorenzo is gaining an enthusiastic following for her clawed-from-the-earth Ribeira Sacra wines, which are deep and serious, yet transparent and bright. Casas de Enriba is from the neighboring Valdeorras region, made of Mencía from two south-facing plots of young vines on granitic soil. Flavors are juicy and bright, with dark, silky  blackberries and savory, meaty plum fruit, mingled with berry blossoms, graphite, minerals, bitter earth, moss, and flowers. A delicious treat for devotees of Ribeira Sacra Mencía looking to branch out! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominio del Urogallo NV Vino de la Tierra de Cangas Cadario

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  Mencia and autochthonous varieties like Carrasquin, Albarin Blanco, Verdejo Tinto, and more cling to steep, rocky slopes of slate and quartz. Farming is biodynamic and the wines are alive and exciting, with the perfect balance between freshness and depth. The Cadario cuvee is cool and exotic, with broad, brambly black fruit and soft mulberry, with deep and dark minerality like crushed coal, with an acidic rush and bright blue and purple florals. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Els Jelipins 2010 Vi de Taula Sumoll

*This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.* 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
  • 17 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Els Jelipins 2011 Vi de Taula Sumoll

2011 Els Jelipins has taut tannins and delicate angles, tender strawberry and cranberry fruit, lime zests, and sweet florals. 

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $69.99

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

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

Espelt 2016 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
  • 64 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 39 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2013 Cantabria, Liebana Cobero Tinto

In addition to rapturous Ribera del Duero wines, Goyo Garcia Viadero make s a small amount of wine from his mother's home region of Cantabria. 70% Mencia and 30% Palomino from old vines planted in broken black slate soils, co-fermented in stainless steel and raised in neutral oak for 26 months, Cobero Tinto is lithe and mineral, delicious with braised meat and game or salty pork and cheeses. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

Ignios Orígenes 2014 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo 1.5 L

A native of La Guancha, Tenerife, Borja Pérez González is leading the young generation of Canary Island winemakers with some of the most unique and nuanced wines in the region. His reds have a devoted fan base here at Chambers Street, so we are especially pleased when we can get some of his white wine as well (today, for the first time, in magnum)! Made from the local Marmajuelo grape, this exotic white offers contrast between silken tropical aromas of pineapple, aloe, lemon curd, and banana leaf with lip-smacking acidity and salinity on the palate of crisp stone fruit, with rich almond oil, a shake of white pepper, and bitter volcanic earth lacing the long, minerally finish.  (Tasting note is from 750ml.) Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Baboso Negro

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
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Listan Negro is ubiquitous in the Canary Islands, but Ignios' rendition is unique. From a one-half hectare, 30-year-old single vineyard planted on iron-rich clay loam on a coastal banana plantation, the 2015 is tart and salty, with herbal raspberry and reductive aromas feeding into flavors of sour cherry, plum peels, red beets, salty soy, pepper, iodine, and smoky, funky earth. This wine evolves wonderfully with air as well as age in bottle. Decanting recommended. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

As the sun goes down and the fogs roll over Tenerife, there is no better pleasure than to sip a glass of Ignios Marmajuelo alongside local shell fish and fresh mojo (Canarian pesto made of herbs, garlic, and plenty of vinegar - email us for recipes!). Marmajuelo plantings are rare. In 2011, Borja Perez Gonzalez recuperated two tiny 20-year-old parcels, perched above the Ignios Baboso vineyard, amounting to a mere 700kg of grapes.  The wine is equally unusual, combining forceful salty and savory volcanic island elements - ocean air and smoky soil - interwoven with juicy (dry!) tropical fruits, accented by mellow notes of  banana leaf, lemon balm, green almond, and aloe, with long, ashen mineral notes on the finish. The complex braid of flavors is lifted by invigorating acidity. This Marmajuelo displays significant natural tannin and viscosity, endearing it to adventurous cooks in search of special white wine pairings. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

Vijariego Negro (aka Sumoll) from a single vineyard at 780m on volcanic sandy loam in the foothills of Mount Teide, abandoned at a young age, but meticulously resuscitated by winegrower Borja Pérez González. 2015 is an elegant, floral, and approachable vintage for this typically dense and structural mountain wine. Aromas of rose, orange honey, grapefruit, and cherry blossom accent flavors of black cherry, tart raspberry, orange peel, salty brine, watermelon rind, black tea, and bitter sandy earth, with buoyant acid, moderate tannins, and pleasing length. A brilliant introduction to the complex Ignios reds, delicious paired with lamb burgers, confit, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $30.99

Julia Bernet 2014 Penedès Cava "U" Brut Nature

A friend brought back a bottle of Júlia Bernet Cava from Barcelona 7 or 8 years ago. I still remember the integrity and succulent depth of that wine. After several attempts, I finally managed to visit Xavi Bernet three years ago and have since made his bodega in the tiny hamlet of El Pago a regular stop (where he also sells delicious Catalan cheese, fruits, and rancio). Xavi farms his grandparents' vines and makes a array of delicious, certified organic still wines and Cava, all of which display enormous quality and care. "U" is a new cuvée, bone dry, elegant, and refreshing, from 15-40 year-old Xarello vines. The Cava spends approximately two years on the lees, receiving no dosage and the bare minimum SO2. If Penedès were the object of such intense scrutiny and admiration as Champagne, there is no doubt that Xavi Bernet would be hailed as a grower of top talent and character. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $38.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $43.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

López de Heredia 2008 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 2008 vintage has yielded a classic and satisfying Cubillo. Ripe, forward aromas of black cherry, blueberry sap, and raspberry, with tarragon, sweet black licorice, leather, and peppery earth; the palate is initially quite juicy with blackberry flesh and skins, tart black plum, and tangy acidity, opening with air to reveal sour cherry, plum skins, subtle herbal and smoky flavors, and soft sweet leather. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

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
  • 28 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Mas Candí 2012 Segunyola Cava Brut Nature

Segunyola's flinty, creamy aromas recall Champagne, but Segunyola is 100% Xarello from 60 year-old vines in the Parc Natural del Garraf in Penedes, the heart of Cava country. Grape growers until 2006, Ramón Jané, his wife Mercé Cuscó, and his best friend Toni Carbó decided to make their own wine. Excellent farming  and restraint in the cellar drive the balance and energy in their wines. Segunyola has delicate bubbles, no dosage, and radiates the precision and power that we find in the best Xarello wines. Bone dry, with delicate build and intense length, savory minerals, marzipan, and white fruit and flowers, this is a perfect aperitif or pair for buttery baked goods and nutty cheese. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Matías i Torres 2015 La Palma Listán Blanco Las Machuqueras

Las Machuqueras is a single vineyard of Listán Blanco from the stunning southern zone of La Palma island, Fuencaliente, where Victoria Torres' winery is located. Half of the vines are 40 years old and half are over 100 years old, trained mere centimeters from the ground in long, snaking rows. Ten months on the lees in stainless steel tank and large chestnut foudre gives a gracious texture to this spirited and aromatic rendering of a typically reticent grape. Anise, orange oils, sandalwood, and rich stone fruit aromas fill the nose; flavors are deep, an electric core of acid and mineral ash, encircled by exotic notes of cinnamon, roasted fennel and cumin seeds, ocean brine, citrus leaf and tarragon, with bitter, salty, and herbal length that resonates for minutes after each sip. With air, it develops a soft, lilting saltwater texture: like ocean water lapping onto your taste buds. A magical vintage for Machuqueras. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2016 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. 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). Aromas of sea salt and lemon blossoms, followed by a buoyant, cloud-like palate of fun, fluffy fizz grounded in herbal, earthen notes, lemon balm and chalky minerals. One of my favorite Spanish Pet Nats to date! Ariana Rolich

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

MicroBio Wines 2016 Castilla y León Rack Verdejo NO SO2

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 benefiting from uncompromising standards and depth of experience with the Verdejo grape. The Rack cuvée comes from Ismael’s  old, own-rooted vines, aptly named because it  combines the lees from multiple fermentations, for an deep and textural snapshot of the terroir and vintage as a whole . Every wine from Ismael feels like a new experience of Verdejo. This one is rich and intense with Verdejo's blazing natural acidity, phenolic intensity, and earthy, mineral complexity. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Orly Lumbreras 2015 Castilla y León Picaron

Picaron is a delicious new value from Orly Lumbreras, our friend in the Gredos (RuBor Viticultores). He said he had always wanted to make a wine from Brunete, the town where he lives, to show the people of the town that the wines do not have to be "hyperalcoholic, of 18 degrees, thick and fleshy." Score for Orly! Picaron has the broad and spicy fruit that we look for in Grenache -- strawberry, cherry, watermelon, raspberry -- buoyed by fresh acidity and savory minerals, with a tickle of young tannin and a bit of reductive funk. Fun and fluid, with good complexity for the price, Picaron is a delight! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $23.99

Orly Lumbreras 2015 Ribeira Sacra Vertixe

Orly Lumbreras is based in the Gredos, where he makes some of our best-selling Garnacha wines. In 2015, Orly branched out to explore the staggeringly steep slopes of the Ribeira Sacra, at the invitation of  vigneron friends in the region. Foot trod, with 20% stem inclusion, and just 4 months in used barrels, this is a delicious young Ribeira Sacra wine. The sweet smoke, spice, and bramble of Mencía fill the nose; the palate is medium weight and cool, with tingly acidity, dark ripe raspberries, muddled purple and black berries, with rich, licorice-inflected earth. Brooding yet fresh, this is a Mencia for burgers, sausage and peppers, braised pork, and tacos. Only 2 barrels were produced. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $20.99

Quinta Milú 2016 Ribera del Duero Milú

Quinta Milú offers unrivaled quality, value, and sheer deliciousness among affordably-priced Ribera del Dueros. For this cuvée, German Blanco thoughtfully combines fruit from ten high altitude, organically farmed Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) vineyards averaging 45-50 years old in the village of La Aguilera. The wine displays the fresh side of Tinto Fino, with juicy purple berry and earthy plum, vivacious acid, and just the right amount of tannin to make it a perfect pairing for casual weeknight meals. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Raventós I Blanc 2015 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
  • 43 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2015 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 375 ml

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
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • 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 are picked quite ripe and given a 40 day maceration on the skins, resulting in velvety tannin, deep apricot and earthy mineral flavors. Terrific with a roasted chicken, roasted fish with citrus, or charcuterie.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Groove Garnacha 1.5 L

Magnums of 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 900m 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Protocolo Zero Blanco

Protocolo Zero is RuBor's first "vin de coupage," or blended wine, named for the absence of protocol in approaching each vintage. "Solo sensaciones fugaces" - only fleeting sensations - determine the contents of the wine, which is 100% Albillo Real, the great white grape of the Gredos Mountains. Rubén and Orly explore a wide range of expressions between their two old-vine Albillo parcels - La Peguera and SADE - through strategic harvest dates, skin contact, and vinification style. Protocolo Zero allows them to marry the fresh, youthful, and bright wines with rich, spicy, and aromatic ones, in proportions of their choosing. This succulent white explodes with exciting granitic texture and length, with flavors of Bosc pear, butterscotch, musky peach, minerals and a hint of fresh ginger. Pair with roasted poultry, seafood stew, chicken liver mousse, or pâtés and cheeses. Seriously delicious on its own as well! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 40 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Protocolo Zero Tinto

Protocolo Zero is RuBor's first wine from a blend of vineyards, an exuberant and supple Garnacha, with exotic perfume of rose, raspberry, hibiscus, cinnamon, and resinous herbs wafting from the glass. Spicy raspberry and stewed strawberry fruit share the stage with honeyed wild flowers, deep mineral earth, and fine tannins that stick to the tongue. This wine continues to open for days, taking on rich chocolate-raspberry, blackberry liqueur, tobacco and earth with tart skins of black cherry and cranberry and crunchy berry seeds. The Sierra de Gredos' trademark acidity and minerality are energizing foils for this extravagantly delicious and affordable, full-bodied red. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Groove Garnacha

Orly Lumbreras of RuBor Viticultores described Groove as "un cañón" in its youth. With a little bit of time in bottle, it has mellowed into a veritable laser beam! This is singular Garnacha, utterly fabulous, from a single vineyard that inspired the partnership between Ruben Diaz and Orly Lumbreras in the first place. 50-year-old vines with southeast exposition on very fine granitic sandy soils at 900m altitude (the highest granitic vineyard in Cebreros, a village known for old-vine Garnacha on steep, 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Chass! Chasselas

A fresh and pretty entree into the world of RuBor Viticultores, our good friends Ruben Diaz 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
  • 36 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

Scala Dei 2013 Priorat Garnacha Cartoixa

The founding of Scala Dei monastery by the Carthusian monks in 1194 gave rise to the constellation of postcard-perfect, rustic mountain villages that compose the Priorat region today. The founding of Scala Dei winery in 1973 was similarly influential in the history of Priorat wines, producing the region's first bottled vintage in 1974. Winemaker Ricard Rofes is taking Scala Dei back to its roots, returning to the era before new oak and destemmers reigned, allowing the natural power and depth of Priorat to shine through the wines. According to Rofes, 2013 was a perfect year for Scala Dei. Consisting of 75% Grenache and 25% Carignan, raised in a mix of 500L and 600L foudres and concrete tank for 18-22 months, Cartoixa expresses the balance of this vintage. Rich, warm aromas of licorella slate,  flowering Mediterranean plants and herbs, are met by the flavors of red plum and black currant on the mineral-driven palate, with supple tannins, and terrific freshness. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

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

Suertes del Marqués 2015 Valle de la Orotava Siete Fuentes Tinto

Siete Fuentes is the village red of Suertés del Marques, assembled from dozens of small parcels spanning various altitudes and terroirs in Tenerife's historic Valle de la Orotava. A fresh and fabulous introduction to the taut, pure side of Listán Negro from volcanic soils, the 2015 vintage displays savory aromas and a lifted, focused palate of juicy, muddled purple berries, herbal berry seeds, sweet and earthy smoke, pert florals, balsamic notes, and a complex bitter ash element that winds through the fruit and lasts on the finish. If I were teaching a class on Canary Island reds, this wine would be Exhibit A. It's also terrific when you need a red wine to pair with fish. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Low Sulfur

Suriol 2012 Penedès Castell de Grabuac El Bosc Cava Brut Nature

The Suriol family has lived and farmed in the Castell de Grabuac (Font Rubi, Penedes) since the 15th century. Today, led by indefatiguable young vigneron Assis Suriol, the Suriol estate is certified organic, biodynamically farmed, and the source for some of the most interesting and high quality Cavas we have tasted, always at very reasonable prices relative to their age. El Bosc is a single vineyard of Xarello, planted in 1989 on calcareous clay, raised in traditional chestnut barrels, and aged on the lees for several years. Aromas are rich and yeasty, with a complex, layered palate, bursting with golden apple, yellow plum, salty minerals, brioche, clarified butter, and a long earthy finish. Powerfully delicious with cheeses, mackerel, seafood, and Mediterranean snacks or a savory and salty lox and bagel brunch. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

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
  • 26 in stock
  • $85.99

  • 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 shrimp and summer vegetables. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 32 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

Vinatupadre 2012 Castilla y León "El Maton"

Rufete is the fascinating red grape of Salamanca, found throughout the Duero/Douro basin in Spain and Portugal. Often blended with meatier grapes, its delicate, floral, essence is easy to obscure; it is highly expressive of terroir, however, and enjoying a surge of interest from winemakers who want to vinify Rufete on its own. Daniel Ramos is our go-to authority on the Sierra de Gredos, a true master of Grenache. When he mentioned that he made this 100% Rufete from a single vineyard of very old vines on decomposed granite sands at 890m altitude in Salamanca, I had to check it out! After several hours' drive west from Gredos toward the Portuguese border, we reached Sierra de Salamanca. Alternating between pastoral verdant terraces of decomposed granite sands and severe, swirling valleys of schist, with vines poking out of sheer rocky cliffs, this was yet another varied viticultural treasure of Castilla y Leon! El Maton is a graceful medium-bodied choice for Thanksgiving. Enticing aromas of spicy florals, ripe wild cherries, and berry skin funk are followed by deep flavors with racy but delicate acidity: red plum, raspberry, cranberry, clove, violet florals, savory umami, and bitter, salty earth. Now 5 years old, this wine is really starting to shine! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur