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2017 Spanish Midwinter Mixed Case

2017 Midwinter Spanish Mixed Case* includes a fabulous array of organic, biodynamic, low-SO2 selections at an excellent price, including Alvar de Dios 2015 Toro Tio Uco, Alvar de Dios 2014 Toro Aciano, Bigardo 2015 Bigardo Tinto, Silice 2015 Ribeira Sacra, Envinate 2015 Almansa Albahra, Maisulan 2015 Rioja, Maldivinas 2015 Combate Pink, Clos Lentiscus 2012 Penedes Brut Nature Rose, Pedralonga 2015 Rias Baixas Albarino, Mengoba 2014 Bierzo Brezo Blanco, Marc Isart 2014 La Maldicion Malvar, RuBor Viticultores 2014 Protocolo Zero Blanco. *Out-of-stock items will be replaced with wines of comparable price and quality.  

  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $219.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2014 Toro Aciano Tinto

Elegant and focused compared to the unfettered flair of Tio Uco, Aciano is made from 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 currant, raspberry liqueur, almond cake, sweet pink florals, blueberry, balsam, blood orange, and cinnamon flow onto the palate of intense black currant, almond oil, savory tropical fruits like papaya and pomegranate, cherry bark, plum vinegar, bitter herbs, and long, lilting minerality. For its balance and beauty, I cannot recommend this wine highly enough. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 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 (a longtime Chambers Street favorite in the Sierra de Gredos) before returning to Toro to farm his 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 wild and heady, full of fermenting berries, black cherry compote, incense and clove, with a jazzy, light spritz upon opening, dissolving into the fun and full-flavored palate of cassis, cranberry, cola, umeboshi salt plums, balsamic, wild rose, and bitter herbs on the finish. Substantial and spicy, but light on its feet, this is a lovely Toro for everyday drinking pleasure. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $32.99

Antoine Touton & Fredi Torres 2014 Montsant La Seleccion

An instant staff and customer favorite from the Montsant, La Selección is a fresh and elegant young wine from our friend Fredi "Fresquito" Torres.  Organically farmed Garnacha with some Carignan, primarily from clay and calcareous soils, raised in stainless steel and bottled with minimal SO2. Medium-bodied, approachable, and thoroughly delicious, with aromas of wild herbs, raspberry blossom, and tangy cranberry fruit, with a vibrantly acidic, floral, and herbal palate of juicy red berries, brambly purple fruit, thyme, a hint of pepper, and earth. Easy to drink and a versatile pairing for any food group - poultry, vegetables, burgers - priced for every night of the week. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Artuke 2015 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). Beautiful wild rose and ripe cherry aromas and flavors, with crushed red berries (cran/raspberry and currant), soft earth, wild green herbs, and a hint of salty licorice. Keep a bottle chilling in the fridge to pair with everything from pizza to paellas! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 65 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Benito Santos 2015 Rias Baixas Albariño Saiar

Saiar is a certified organic vineyard of Albariño grown on granitic soils. Fermented with wild yeasts in tank, with aromas of citrus zest, jasmine tea, and orange blossoms and a dry, focused, mineral-driven palate of lemon-lime, peach skins, white flowers, papaya, and a hint of anise. A classic with oysters and a stellar apéritif! Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Berberana 1970 Carta de Oro Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Berberana was founded in 1877 by the Martinez Berberana family, who ran the winery in its original location in Ollauri (Rioja Alta) for 90 years until its sale in 1967. It was sold once again in 1975, after which production expanded significantly. Researching blends is difficult for wines of this era, though it appears likely that this crianza has some Garnacha and Mazuelo in addition to Tempranillo. Silky and supple, this graciously mature vintage has lovely black cherry fruit and skin flavors, with delicate undertones of  hoisin sauce and salty plum. The tannins have softly matured, allowing the intrinsic acidity to shine. A great example from this excellent Rioja vintage. Ariana Rolich/Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Bernabeleva 2015 Vinos de Madrid Sierra de Gredos Camino de Navaherreros

The vineyards around the town of San Martin de Valdeiglesias (the eastern edge of the Gredos Mountains, just west of Madrid) boast very old Garnacha and Albillo vines in granitic sandy soils, interspersed with intensely fragrant lavender, thyme, and exotic local wild flowers that smell like curry, peaches, and honey. Bernabeleva's Camino de Navaherreros is a fresh and perfumed Garnacha from a blend of organically farmed vineyards at 500-1000 meters. Clear and floral, much lighter on the palate than the alcohol suggests, with vivacious acidity, substantial tannins, and flavors of bold raspberry and blueberry fruit, rosey florals, rosemary and mint with telltale granitic length and minerality. What a wine! Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bigardo 2015 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. This incredible effort to enhance and layer the personalities of the grapes is evident in the finished wine as well, which feels supple and sculpted, a braid of rich textures and flavors. Aromas of currants, cherries, and sweet smoke swirl onto the palate, which at first is red-fruited, pretty, and pleasantly acidic with sweet tannins, opening with oxygen to reveal layers of creamy purple and black fruit - mulberry, black currant, and earthy plums - rosebud, licorice,  candied violets, cocoa, and and cooling hint of pine. Shape-shifting and marvelous! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2014 Andalucia Granada Pi Noir

Ramon Saavedra makes delicious zero-added-sulphur  wines in the tiny hamlet of Cortes y Graena in the Granada province of Andalusia. The vibe there, as Ramon puts it, is "more like northern Africa than southern Spain." Hot and arid, but with lofty altitudes that bring cool nights for the vines and brilliant acidity for the wine, this region seems to impose no limit on the winemaker's imagination. Ramon farms  four hectares of diverse varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Syrha, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. His wines are lifted, long-lived (a 2003 Merlot knocked our socks off on a recent visit!), and simply delicious. This Pinot Noir is ripe and bright, but at 12.5% a balanced and unique experience of the noble grape. Heady aromas of sappy red plum, black cherry, with tarragon, thyme, and incense waft onto the ripe yet buoyant palate of wild cherries, tart red currant and exotic brown spice, with tingly tannins and a mouth-watering acidic core. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

Castellroig NV Penedès Cava Brut

Castellroig is one of the few Cava producers working with organic methods (not certified), harvesting by hand, and even fermenting with native yeasts. They have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every shift in terroir on their property; 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
  • 45 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Celler La Salada 2015 Penedes Pet Nat Tinc Set NO SO2

This is serious pet nat from Toni Carbó, a fixture in the natural wine bars of Barcelona, but brand new on our shores! Tinc Set is organic and biodynamically farmed Xarello and Parellada, two of the great local grapes of Penedès. Calcareous and clay soils speak loudly through tiny firm bubbles, vibrant golden fruit, fresh peach, green apple skins, bitter almond, salty yeast, and crunchy mineral length.  Exuberant and fresh in flavor, yet smooth and round in texture, with no  added SO2. Tinc Set pairs nicely with a chill in the air and some charcuterie on your plate! Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2012 Penedes Rose Brut Nature

Manel Avinyó of Clos Lentiscus makes the most fascinating and delicious no-added-SO2 Champagne method sparkling wines in Penedès. This one is 100% Samsó (the Catalan name for Carignan) from vines planted in 1939 in the Garraf National Park (just south of Barcelona), which Manel and his brother Joan farm organically and biodynamically. This bottling is from the 2012 vintage, fermented with native yeasts, with 25 months in bottle and disgorgement with no dosage. Carignan's raw, wild soul is finessed into a pale salmon sparkler with lots of surprises and complexity. Aromas of spice and musk and minerals with blood orange, wild strawberry, and sea breeze; the palate is dry and dense, with fresh saline and herbal notes that infuse tart yet rich flavors of apricot, cherry skins, bitter almond, blood orange, minerally earth, and purple florals, with a long finish of almond oil, maraschino, and fragrant Mediterranean herbs. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $41.99

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. It is brawnier and darker than the Del Tiemblo cuvee, with wild ripe 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
  • 33 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Dominio del Urogallo NV Vino de la Tierra de Cangas Fanfarria Tinto

We are very happy to have the wines of Dominio del Urogallo from Asturias, a region well known for cider and dairy, but also home to some fascinating wines and grape varieties. "Fanfarria" is the word for a gypsy band - fitting for a wine of texture and flair! A blend of Mencia and Albarín Tinto from organically and biodynamically farmed vines planted on slate, quartz, and anthracite in Asturias, de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel, then raised in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak. Salty and herbaceous on the nose, with berry seeds, cherry pits, and hints of earth; bright and cool, with tense minerality, acidity, and tannins, between light- and medium-bodied, with wild cherry, sour cherries, tart cranberry and raspberry, with intense minerality, creamy purple berries and florals on the long finish. A unique pairing for darker poultry, roasted with herbs and deglazed with red wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $8.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $84.99

Envinate 2015 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Albahra

Envínate is a collaboration between four friends who met at enology school in Alicante and have gone on to make memorable and terroir-expressive wines from special parcels of vines all over Spain: Ribeira Sacra, Canary Islands, and this one from the Almansa DO (just inland and south of Valencia). 100% Garnacha Tintorera (a deeply pigmented and vibrantly acidic grape) from 30 year-old, organically farmed vines at 800 meters altitude on chalky, clay-calcareous soils. Wild yeast fermented with 50% whole clusters, raised for 8 months in large cement vats, the 2015 vintage is riper and richer than 2014, still energized by bright acidity with aromas of spicy rose florals, crushed purple berries, cinnamon, and licorice, with flavors of sun-kissed, sappy blackberries, bramble, chewy black fruit skins, with oregano, clove, and salty licorice sticks. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Fuenteseca 2015 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 and fermented with native yeasts! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Herencia Altès 2014 Terra Alta Garnatxa Blanca

One of our best-selling Spanish whites, Herencia's Altes' Garnatxa Blanca comes from old vines planted on the sandy local "Panal" soils over limestone in Catalonia's Terra Alta region. A few hours of maceration on the skins, followed by 2 months on the lees provide texture and depth in this medium-bodied, dry yet juicy crowd-pleaser. White pepper, minerals, and green apple aromas precede mouthwatering flavors of crisp peach, lemon blossom, apricot, and hints of jasmine tea. A refreshing and versatile steal! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 59 in stock
  • $12.99

Ignios Orígenes 2013 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Baboso Negro

Baboso is the most bodacious of the Canary red varieties. Fruit-forward by nature, it takes a special winemaker to temper Baboso's tendancy toward boozy exuberance and sappy berry excess. Borja Perez Gonzales stays true to the grape's voluptuous core while maintaining balance and emphasizing acidity and intense mineral expression. Heady, floral aromas and a gushing, fruit-forward palate of crushed purple berries take the lead, with fresh plums, sweet purple and black berries, spicy cloves, pepper, wild flowers, kirsch, and smoky, volcanic earth. An effortlessly full and clear expression of this fabulous and eye-opening grape! While most reds from the Canary Island pair fabulously with the local supply of fresh fish, Baboso cries out for meals of pork or red meat.  Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2014 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Borja Perez Gonzalez's  fresh, complex, and beautiful  Ignios wines are proof that the future is very bright for this remote but prolific winegrowing region, where Listan Negro is the ubiquitous workhorse grape. Despite coming from a very long line of winemakers on Tenerife, Borja's rendition is like no other, from 15-40 year old vines in Northwest Tenerife, organically farmed, picked earlier than most to retain freshness, fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts, and raised in a mix of 228L and 600L French oak barrels. Aromas are cool and exotic, more herbal than spicy - sour cherry, dusty rose, hibiscus, smoky tea, ash, and savory dried herbs and funky earth. Tart and juicy, broad, but refreshing and light/medium-bodied, with a delicious, palate-soaking tangle of  fruit, musk, and earth: red plum, sour cherry, red beets, lime rinds, dried herbs, brine, and ash, with a smoky mineral finish. Prepare to be awed. Serve with a chill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2014 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

Tenerife native Borja Pérez González comes from a long line of winemakers. Under his own label, Ignios Origenes, he is leading the young generation of Canary Island winemakers with fresh, nuanced and unique wines in the region. His reds have developed a great fan base here at Chambers Street, so we are pleased to welcome his white wine back to the shelf! Made from 100% Marmajuelo (one of only two grapes that cannot be traced to any varieties outside of the Canaries), 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 minerality, almond notes, a shake of white pepper, and bitter volcanic earth lacing the long, minerally finish.  Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

Julia Bernet 2012 Penedès Cava Ingenius Brut Nature

We are avid fans of Xavi Bernet and regular visitors to his cave in the tiny hamlet of El Pago, where he sells delicious Catalan cheese, fruits, and rancio, in addition to his totally fabulous organic Julia Bernet Cavas (Julia is Xavi's young daughter). Xavi farms his grandparents' vines and makes a tiny amount of sparkling and still wine, all of which display enormous quality and care. Ingenius is 80% Xarello and 20% Chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel, and aged on the lees for a minimum of 18 months before disgorgement with no dosage. A flinty, smoky minerality pervades the nose of sweet cream and lemon blossoms, which is almost Chablis-like in its force and depth, and continues on to infuse the savory palate. Broad but not weighty, with tingly acid and flavors of golden plum, fennel, and marigold. This is a complex Cava that vastly exceeds its price point. If Penedes 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 supreme talent and character. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $47.99

López de Heredia 2004 Rioja Tondonia Reserva

This is serious Rioja: no new oak, extended pre-release bottle aging, and exquisite vineyard sites (for the Tondonia, vines dig deep through fine-grained alluvial soils overlooking the Ebro River that were first planted almost 140 years ago).  Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta founded Lopez de Heredia in 1877, and the wines continue to serve as a benchmark for the region (the familyy business is now led mainly by his grandson Pedro, and great-granddaughter Maria Jose). The bodega comprises four distinct vineyard areas and extends to a total of 170 hectares, with Tondonia being the largest and most famous of the holdings. Jancis Robinson considers 2004  "a very good year, with wines that should last well," and the Tondonia Reserva is certainly that: powerful, lean, and layered  with gorgeous, generous fruit and all the cigar box, cedar, and leather notes a lover of classic Rioja could wish for.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

López de Heredia 2004 Rioja Tondonia Reserva 1.5 L

This is serious Rioja: no new oak, extended pre-release bottle aging, and exquisite vineyard sites (for the Tondonia, vines dig deep through fine-grained alluvial soils overlooking the Ebro River that were first planted almost 140 years ago).  Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta founded Lopez de Heredia in 1877, and the wines continue to serve as a benchmark for the region (the family business is now led mainly by his grandson Pedro, and great-granddaughter Maria Jose). The bodega comprises four distinct vineyard areas and extends to a total of 170 hectares, with Tondonia being the largest and most famous of the holdings. Jancis Robinson considers 2004  "a very good year, with wines that should last well," and the Tondonia Reserva is certainly that: powerful, lean, and layered  with gorgeous, generous fruit and all the cigar box, cedar, and leather notes a lover of classic Rioja could wish for.  

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

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
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2013 Almate Garnacha

We don't see much Grenache from the Duero. Neither does Alfredo Maestro! He painstakingly identifies and plucks Garnacha grapes from amidst his dozens of tiny vineyards, most of which are planted to the local Tempranillo with multiple other varieties like Ganrnacha Tintorera, Bobal, Albillo Mayor, Dona Blanca, Moscatel, and more. Alfredo harvests his diverse plantings 3 times: First, for Albillo and Garnacha Tintorera; 2nd,  for Tempranillo; and  3rd, for Garnacha. Our favorite Garnachas display aerial and mineral dimensions that create a bond between sky and soil in our glasses, mouths, and minds. This wine is serene and sylvan, with aromas of purple and black berries, graphite, forest floor, and salty black licorice that open into a delicious palate of tart black currants, brambly, bursting wild  blueberries and blueberry stems, black cherries and woody cherry pits, wild herbs and flowers, sasaparilla, bitter chocolate, and gunmetal on the end, with breathtaking clarity, fresh and juicy acidity,  and a tear-jerking level of quality and pleasure. Pair with venison and mulberries, cookouts, and cheese plates. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2014 Vdt Castilla y Leon Vina Almate

Alfredo Maestro keeps us on our toes with his inventive, ever-evolving family of wines from his homeland of Ribera del Duero, as well as the Sierra de Gredos and Vinos de Madrid. Almate is 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from many tiny vineyards in and outside of the Ribera del Duero (Maestro works outside of appellation, so all of his wines are labeled ambiguously as "Castilla y Leon"), farmed organically and raised in stainless steel with no additions or modifications.  Supple Tempranillo aromas of black cherry, rose hips, sweet baking chocolate, black pepper, and warm earth meld with supremely juicy fruit and a silty, pleasingly unfiltered texture on the tongue: round yet direct, with rich plum and sour cherries, soft earth, oregano, cafe-au-lait, and a long, direct,  mineral-tinged finish, courtesy of the regions' alluvial, clay, and limestone soils. We are perennially amazed by the personality and depth of this complex young wine relative to its price. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2015 Vdt Castilla y Leon Amanda Rosado de Lagrima

There is a powerful vibration inherent to Amanda Rosado, which is felt by just about everyone who tastes it. The moment I laid eyes upon the organically-farmed, 60-year-old vines of Garnacha Tintorera on an isolated parcel of chunky limestone soils, perched high above the Valle de Botijas at 850m altitude in Segovia, I understood why! Garnacha Tintorera is a deeply pigmented and wildly acidic grape, therefore ideal for rosado. Aromas of spicy, rose florals and strawberry-rhubarb are followed by a bolt of bright acidity on the palate, with tart red and black raspberries, wild strawberry, crunchy salt, and rocky minerality. A thoroughly exciting aperitif, also delicious with grilled fish or squid, tacos, and spicy food. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 45 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

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 minerals and smoky earth. Affordable and versatile. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 60 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
  • 14 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Maldivinas 2015 Castilla y Leon Sierra de Gredos Combate Pink

Combate Pink is an addictive, fuschia-hued, 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 winter sipping and an inspired pairing for any cured or smoked pork products, dark poultry, Chinese fare, roasted winter squashes, cheeses, and fruity or chocolatey desserts. One barrel produced. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Maldivinas 2015 Combate Albillo

Albillo Real is the great white grape of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, west of Madrid. Floral and big-boned, with moderate acidity, Albillo is often compared to Rhone whites like Viognier or Marsanne. The comparison is useful, since lovers of Rhone whites will also enjoy Albillo. In most cases, however, Albillo is more aromatic than Marsanne or Roussanne, the fruit and florals and less cloying than Viognier's, with intense earth and mineral expression across terroirs. On to Combate! Guillermo and Carlos, the team behind Maldivinas, harvest their Albillo in mid-August, from 60 year-old vines on granitic sandy soils at 650m in San Martín de Valdeiglesias. A pale, brothy gold in the glass, with subtle, minerally aromas and a cool, stony palate of spicy pear, peach skins, invigorating citrus rinds, tingly ginger, honey, bitter herbs, and crunchy, salty, mineral length, redolent of granitic terroir. A special white wine to build a meal around, Combate Albillo is perfect for fish, poultry, pork, seafood, and goat cheeses. One barrel produced. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Matías i Torres 2014 La Palma Tinto Negramoll

La Palma native Victoria Torres makes this lively, taut, minerally red wine in a large Roman press of Canarian pine that dates back to the 1800s.  Her Negramoll vines come from a variety of vineyards, both in the fertile north of La Palma island at very high altitudes (up to 1400 meters), as well as in the warmer, lower southern zones, which is responsible for the alluring fruit profile in this wine. Victoria vinifies each parcel separately and blends them precisely, with increasingly expressive results. It is easy to be drawn in by mysterious aromas of bitter ashen soil,smoke, and funky fruit skin, perhaps familiar to lovers of volcanic wine regions; dusty black cherry, damson plum, roses, wild plums, with lots of volcanic earth and salty minerals driving the light/medium palate.  Highly recommend as a refreshing expression of complex Canary Island terroir and a versatile red for grilled fish and vegetables, with a long, herbal finish. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mengoba 2014 Bierzo Brezo Doña Blanca y Godello

Bordeaux native Gregory Perez makes some of the best white wines in northern Spain under his Mengoba label, and this expressive wine from his second label, Brezo, keeps us on our toes vintage after vintage!  mouth-watering blend of Godello and Dona Blanca from 30 to 80 year-old vines in Bierzo , with elegant build and depth that vastly exceed its price point. Notes os fresh pear, green apple, lime blossoms, almond, jasmine tea, chalky minerality, and subtle white pepper spice led a colleague to aptly describe this wine as "Chenin meets Grüner." Extremely versatile, brightly acidic,  and delicious with fresh seafood, roasted chicken, spicy fare, and cheeses. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Low Sulfur

Murua 5 ano Rioja Crianza

Prior to 1981, Rioja producers were not required to designate vintages for Reserva and Crianza bottlings. "5° Año" indicates that the wine was aged for 5 years. Thus, as far as we can tell, this wine is from 1975 or earlier and may be a blend of vintages.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Orly Lumbreras 2014 Castilla y León Punto G Garnacha

Before joining forces with Rubén Díaz to start RuBor, Orly Lumbreras was making wine solo in some of the Sierra de Gredos' most extreme and awe-inspiring vineyards on granitic soils around the austere mountain town of Navarredondilla. He is still producing Punto G, which was his first wine, made from 70 year-old Garnacha at 1,100 meters altitude, fermented with whole clusters with native yeasts, and raised in used French oak for six months. Fuller, more dense and brawny than Groove, with many years of life ahead, Punto G displays luscious dark cherries, ripe berry skins, and savory black currant fruit, full of rich earth, dried oregano, and notes of sweet spice. The complexity of this wine builds with hours and days of air. Yearning for stewed lamb or  grilled steak on a cold night is activated! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Palacio 1978 Rioja Glorioso Reserva

Bodegas Palacio was established by Bilbao businessman and politician Cosme Palacio, his brother Manuel, and father Angel, in Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa) in 1894. In The Wines of Rioja, John Radford tells a fascinating history: "This was not a good time in Rioja: no sooner had Cosme established his business than the phylloxera louse appeared and proceeded to decimate the vineyards. Some bodegas laid down and died, others fought the plague with every new idea at their disposal. Cosme's reaction was atypical: he simply moved his operation to Valladolid in Castile-Leon (where phylloxera would not strike for several years more), rented a bodega, and hired a promising young winemaker by the name of Txomin Garramiola to make a wine in the Rioja style, until he could return to Rioja. Txomin went on to make a wine called Vega Sicilia in 1915, and the region became the DO Ribera del Duero in 1982..." The bodega has changed hands a number of times since its initial sale in 1972, but the Glorioso lineup that was first bottled in 1928 persists to this day. The 1978 Reserva is 100% Tempranillo with a delicate floral and botanical nose, elegant tannins, and flavors of brambly purple fruit, savory chestnut meat, and salty earth. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Partida Creus 2015 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre BB Bobal

As longtime fans of Juan Antonio Ponce's naturally-made Bobals from Manchuela, we were curious and eager to taste a rendition of the grape from Partida Creus, much farther north in Catalonia. As it turns out, Partida Creus took over a friend's vineyard of old vine Bobal in Manchuela, farming it organically, and vinifying the wine with no SO2 whatsoever. Racy, wild, and gulpable, with soothing aromas of strawberry seeds, violet, wild cherry, and black pepper, followed by layered flavors of tart dark cherry, tangy purple plum, brambly mulberry, thyme, and salty earth. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Partida Creus 2015 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre Xarello

Partida Creus' Xarello always stands out among their lineup of natural wines, farmed organically and vinified with no added SO2 in the Massis de Bonastre in the Baix Penedes. Ungrafted old vines from a single parcel give this Xarello a particular energy and clarity. Pure and peppery, with broad, juicy fruit flavors of apricots, white grapefruit, crunchy pineapple, and sweet, refreshing swirls of orange, anchored by tingly acidity, low alcohol, gentle tannin (from a few hours of skin contact), with flecks of resinous herbs, fragrant lemon balm, and gritty mineral soil. A delicious and unique take on this important grape. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Partida Creus 2015 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre Xarello 1.5 L

Partida Creus' Xarello always stands out among their lineup of natural wines, farmed organically and vinified with no added SO2 in the Massis de Bonastre in the Baix Penedes. Ungrafted old vines from a single parcel give this Xarello a particular energy and clarity. Pure and peppery, with broad, juicy fruit flavors of apricots, white grapefruit, crunchy pineapple, and sweet, refreshing swirls of orange, anchored by tingly acidity, low alcohol, gentle tannin (from a few hours of skin contact), with flecks of resinous herbs, fragrant lemon balm, and gritty mineral soil. Delicious and unique take on this important grape. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

Pedralonga 2015 Rias Baixas Albariño

Another fabulous 2015 Albarino from Rias Baixas, Pedralonga has a pulse all its own. From 7.5 ha of organic and biodynamically farmed vines, it is energetic, salty, savory, and long. Pedralonga - "big rock" in Gallego - refers to the chunks of granite that protrude from the vineyard soils and create the textured, mineral core of the palate. Aromas of oyster shell, meadow flowers and creamy stone fruit dance onto the energizing palate of fresh citrus, briny sea spray, green apple, and pink peppercorn. Pair with shellfish, charcuterie, sushi, or vegetable pastas. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Quinta Milú 2015 Ribera del Duero Milú

A straightforward and honest expression of old vine Tempranillo from the insuppressible and delightful young winemaker Germán Blanco. Despite the intense heat of  2015, Quinta Milú's “house wine” is fresh, lively, and beautifully composed with  notes of warm, dark fruit, violets, black pepper, silty minerality, and a hint of pumpernickel. Robust and solid with a  firm yet fluid tannic structure from aging in a combination of used French and American barrels, this utterly quaffable wine works equally well paired with a meal, or as a meal unto itself. Sydney Snyder  

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

Raventós I Blanc 2014 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé

Pepe Raventos 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 aromas of pert pink lemonade, tart cranberry, and a hint of pepper; the palate is dry and elegant, with refreshing, bright acidity, flavors of strawberry seeds, musky ripe raspberries, and orange zests, flanking the complex saline and mineral core, stemming from Raventos' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile rose sparkling wine for apéritifs, snacks, richer seafood, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2014 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 1.5 L

Pepe Raventos 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 aromas of pert pink lemonade, tart cranberry, and a hint of pepper; the palate is dry and elegant, with refreshing, bright acidity, flavors of strawberry seeds, musky ripe raspberries, and orange zests, flanking the complex saline and mineral core, stemming from Raventos' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile rose sparkling wine for apéritifs, snacks, richer seafood, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2014 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 375 ml

Pepe Raventos 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 aromas of pert pink lemonade, tart cranberry, and a hint of pepper; the palate is dry and elegant, with refreshing, bright acidity, flavors of strawberry seeds, musky ripe raspberries, and orange zests, flanking the complex saline and mineral core, stemming from Raventos' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile rose sparkling wine for apéritifs, snacks, richer seafood, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Groove Garnacha

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 veritable 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
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • 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. Arriving just in time to become our new favorite winter white, this bottle 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
  • 15 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Protocolo Zero Tinto

RuBor's specialty is  single vineyard wines from the Sierra de Gredos, where the idea of "vinos de parcela" takes on added importance  because the same grape - old-vine Garnacha - reveals such complex and vivid layers of flavor among wines from individual parcels that the  concept of terroir begins to feel too incomplete for explaining them. Mystery is alive! Protocolo Zero is Rubén and Orly's first wine from a blend of vineyards: an exuberant and supple Garnacha, exotic and aromatic, with heady scents 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 omnipresent Gredos acidity is an integral foil for this extravagantly delicious and affordable wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2015 Castilla y León Chass! Chasselas

A fresh and pretty entrée into the world of RuBor Viticultores, 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 3-4 days of skin contact, then raised entirely in stainless steel with occasional batonnage, this is a new experience of Chasselas. Bright and salty, fresh and expressive, with subtle stone fruit, white grapefruit pith, orange blossom, beeswax, and crunchy minerals with a tickle of tannin. An irresistable choice for adventurous aperitifs and fresh seafood! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

Saó del Coster 2015 Priorat Pim Pam Poom

Sao Del Coster 2015 Pim Pam Poom is a lively Priorat that favors approachability over power.  That is not to say that it is a simple wine; made from carbonically macerated grenache, this wine has considerable depth if not as much structure as typical Priorat reds.  The nose smells intensely of juicy red cherries and strawberries followed by dried herbs, and earthy notes of wet stones.  The palate is fresh, lifted by bright acidity and light but present tannins with fruit that follows from the nose joined by lavender, crushed red florals, and a distinct sanguine character. An easy drinking Priorat, Pim Pam Poom would pair well with lamb, especially a gyro, roasted root veggies, or a plate of manchego and jamon.  Serve with a slight chill and enjoy.  - AP

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

Sara i René Viticultor 2013 Priorat Partida Bellvisos Blanco

 Lovers of white Rioja, Jurancon Sec, and Bordeaux Blanc will swoon over this unique (and uniquely delicious) white Priorat. Sara Perez and Rene Barbier Jr are the team behind the delicious and popular Venus La Universal wines from the Montsant. Both are Priorat natives  and, as children of the great Jose Luis Perez of Mas Martinet and Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador, heirs to winemaking history. They innovate constantly to improve both their wines and their understanding. It was very exciting to taste a pair of Priorats from their "Sara i Rene" label that illuminate the influence of amphora aging on Garnatxa-based wines, a practice enjoying a resurgence in the region. Exotic, rich , and wild, the Partida Bellvisos Blanco is 90% Garnatxa Blanca and 10% Trepat Blanc (a rare variety, only 2 hectare of which are known to exist in Spain), fermented in locally made, unlined amphora and raised partly in 15 year old 600L foudre before being moved back to amphora to complete its elevage. Full, sultry fragrances of elderflower, butterscotch, chlorine, jasmine and sweet golden fruit perfume the creamy, nutty, oxidative palate of oranges, tamarind, almonds, and tangy apricot peel; a voluptuous wine, perforated by tensile tannins. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Silice Viticultores 2015 Ribeira Sacra

Silice Viticultores is a partnership between super-talented winegrower Fredi Torres and brothers Carlos and Juan Rodriguez, who are dedicated to shining light on the power of the steep and mighty Ribeira Sacra region to produce complex and luscious red wines without excessive intervention. Farming is organic and biodynamic, with no additives or manipulation in the cellar (beyond tiny amounts of SO2), which sets Silice apart in a region where chemical farming and acidification of wines are commonplace. Primarily Mencia, with Merenzao, Albarello, Garnacha Tintorera, and some white grapes, from multiple small vineyards on slate and granite slopes in Amandi averaging 60-80 years old. Aromas of sweet smoke and tangy wild berries, herbs, and damp earth meet a  juicy, mid-weight palate of tart cranberry, wild cherries, sour plum, cedar smoke and blueberries, with wild thyme, purple and blue florals, and salty, funky soil. Lovers of Pinot Noir and Cru Beaujolais in search of some Spanish sun, spice, and soul need look no further. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tentenublo 2014 Rioja Escondite del Ardacho Las Guillermas

60% Tempranillo and 40% Viura, from 65 year old vines grown in clay and gravel soil, this is, relatively speaking, the most easy going of Tentenublo’s single vineyard expressions. Aged in new Burgundy barrels, with the Tempranillo grapes destemmed, the wine is supple and fresh in feel with notes of tangy grapefruit, roses, red berries, chocolate and coffee. Positioned at 450 meters in altitude, the Las Guillermas vineyard is greatly influenced by the Mediterranean which promotes a softer, gentler microclimate, the effects of which are definitely apparent in the wine. Sydney Snyder

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $84.99

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

A delicious and complex wine, surprising for fans of either Priorat or rose wine, from Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit, who continues to defy expectations with bold, unique, yet relatively light wines from this sun-baked Catalan region, 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) Roc d'Aubaga is a beautiful winter rose, shining on the holiday alongside duck appetizers, shrimp cocktail, or roasted vegetables. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terroir Historic (Terroir Al Límit) 2015 Priorat Blanc

Dominik Huber is a bold and innovative force in the Priorat today, challenging convention and expectations with his steady progress toward lower alcohol and extraction in his fascinating single-vineyard/village/variety bottlings  for Terroir Al Límit, centered around his adopted home town of Torroja. Huber's new label, Terroir Historic, offers a macro view of the Priorat by combining fruit from organically-farmed vineyards all around the Priorat's nine villages into a regional wine. Vinification is simple and traditional with whole cluster, native yeast fermentations, six months in large concrete tanks and a minimum of SO2. The white is Garnatxa Blanca and Macabeu, from both young and old vines and a mix of Priorat terroirs. Fiesty and bright, with orange rind, bee pollen, honey, and a hint of petrol on the nose; effusive tannins frame the medium-bodied palate, with orange oil, watermelon rind, apricot, and salty mineral notes. An incredibly interesting and delicious wine that will change the way you view the Priorat. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vega de Tera 2014 Rueda Verdejo

Balance, purity, and affordability combine in Vega de Tera's organically farmed Verdejo, the great white grape of Spain's Rueda region. Heady aromas of lemon seeds, yellow flowers, stone fruit, white pepper, and green herbs, followed by bright, refreshing flavors of crisp apricot, orange oil, lemonade, florals, and salty earth. There is earthy, mineral depth and definition in this wine that is rarely found in Verdejo under $15 (it's also fermented with native yeasts - another rarity for Verdejo in this price range!). There is just enough weight to pair seamlessly with rich, sweet, and earthy Thanksgiving sides and poultry, yet ample acid and freshness to keep you awake on Thanksgiving! Food-friendly, lively, and complete - a true bargain! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 42 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

Venus La Universal 2014 Montsant Dido La Solucio Rosa

Priorat natives Sara Perez and Rene Barbier Jr. balance freshness with great complexity in all of their wines for Venus La Universal, which are made from Montsant fruit. Upon first sip of the inaugural vintage of "La Solucio" rose, we were hooked! Now the 2014 vintage has arrived, a blend of red and white grapes -- Garnacha, Carignan, and Syrah, plus Macabeu, Garnacha Blanca, and Garnacha Gris -- pressed all together, co-fermented, and aged for approximately 10 months in very old barrels before bottling. Pale, twinkling, rosy copper in the glass, with peach, orange peel, musk melon, blood orange,and peppercorn aromas; texturally stimulating, with tender tannins and lots of length, supporting sultry apricot, just-ripening wild berries, bitter citrus rinds, creamy florals, and lingering, salty, mineral and earth tone. I wish there were enough of this wine to drink all year long, but the truth is that it is the absolute perfect rose to start drinking now with light late-summer meals of gazpacho and grilled seafood, transitioning easily into heartier autumn fare like root vegetables and roasted poultry. La Solucio indeed! It will only get better with some age, so don't be afraid to stock up. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Viña Zorzal 2014 Navarra Graciano

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

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $10.99

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

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $29.99