United States Red

Ampelos 2014 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Ripe, juicy, and versatile as always, with a super-fresh kick of acidity, Ampelos' basic Pinot Noir is composed primarily of grapes from certified organic and biodynamic Ampelos vineyard and John Sebastiano vineyard with 14 months in French oak (23% new). The zesty nose of cranberry, earth and peppery herbs precedes bright red raspberry and tangy cherry fruit flavors that combine with buoyant acidity, gentle tannins, rich licorice notes, and hints of tobacco, black pepper and thyme. A truly delicious everyday Pinot Noir from an estate with integrity. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $42.99

Bedrock NV North Coast Shebang Red Wine

55% Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics from old vine plantings (up to 100 years old) around Sonoma County, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and raised in a nice bit of French oak for a bold, bright-fruited, silky, and satisfying wine that is unbeatable at this price. 

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Oregon Rhinestones Pinot Noir & Gamay

Bow and Arrow winemaker Scott Frank delights with this extremely drinkable blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Gamay (40%) from Willamette Valley's Johan Vineyard. One of the cooler areas in the Willamette Valley, Johan Vineyard shines in warmer, drier vintages like 2014 and 2015. On the nose, black cherry skin, dried herb, and licorce stick notes; bright, tangy acidity frames the red raspberry, tart black cherry, and meaty flavors. Pair with a hanger steak or by itself. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $23.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Willamette Valley Air Guitar

Bow and Arrow's "Air Guitar" plays on the Loire Valley tradition of cheeky, irreverent labels for wine bottlings (See also Bow and Arrow's "Rhinestones" Pinot Noir/Gamay blend). A 60/40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from 30-year old vines in the Oregon Coastal Range and Cabernet Franc from Willamette's Valley Johan Vineyard, this preeminently gulpable red has herbal and leafy notes and finishes with ripe black cassis, cherry fruit, and earthy flavors. Make sure to shred Air Guitar with roast pork loin, Middle Eastern dishes, or any other dishes with earthy, savory  flavors. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $23.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Willamette Valley Air Guitar 1.5 L

Bow & Arrow's preeminently drinkable Pinot Noir/Gamay blend, heavy-metal edition! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Brea 2013 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Chris Brockway makes Brea Cabernet from Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles, the same site behind the delicious and popular Broadside Cabernet. The 2013 is riper and more fruit-forward than the previous year's vintage, leaning more toward California than Bordeaux. Juicy black cherry, black currant, and ripe black plum flavors delicately interweave into dried thyme, sage, and compacted earth undertones. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $25.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Merlot

A Merlot that one doesn't have to look "Sideways" at. Ripe red plum and cherry compote flavors are underscored by vanilla and cloves notes and lifted red floral aromatics. Sourced from the famed Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $17.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Fans of Broadside's delicious Margarita Vineyard Cabernet, take note! This 2013 Paso Robles bottling is one of the most graceful wines we've tasted in the under $20 price range, combining 50% Margarita fruit with two other sustainably farmed Paso Robles vineyards. It is substantial and refreshing, with full flavors of sweet purple plums, spicy citrus oil, brambly black and blue berry fruit, and balanced, grippy young tannins. A truly fantastic value! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $77.99

Cooper Hill 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. The wine sees partial stem-inclusion, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and matured in 10% new oak. The ripe raspberry and cranberry flavors are vibrant and expressive, underscored by bright acidity and firm structure. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Corison, Cathy 2012 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cathy Corison's winery is located on their home vineyard, Kronos, in Napa Valley's Rutherford AVA. The Cabernet vines are planted on gravelly loam soils and are some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the valley. Black cherry, cassis, and black currant flavors resonate on the palate framed by a prominent tannic structure. A quintessential example of power intersecting with elegance, and a wine that will reward cellaring for the next 8-10 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $173.99

  • Organic

Corison, Cathy 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Cathy Corison's wines eschew the bold, heavy-handed flavors and dollops of massive French oak embraced by her Napa Valley counterparts, instead focusing on teasing deeply concentrated, ripened fruit from the deep, stony alluvial soils in her benchland vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena. With dark fruit and violet notes, this Cabernet is delicately light on the palate, but impresses with allusive black cherry and black tea flavors, and meaty undertones. A quintessential example of power intersecting with elegance. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $22.99

Dashe 2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 375ml

Dark, complex, mouthfilling, and rich, this Zinfandel is a classic example of why the Dry Creek Valley is so famous for intense Zinfandels. The price point is very compelling for a wine that delivers all of the spice and fruit that we associate with the region. We are always impressed with the balance that Michael Dashe achieves in his wines and suspect that he coaxes added complexity out of native yeast ferments and months in used barrels. Buy now and be the hero at your next barbecue. 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

Day 2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel

After leaving Turley Wine Cellars in 2013, Ehren Jordan focused full-time on Failla, his winery centered around producing pure expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah (not to mention an incubator for many talented young winemakers). Jordan has returned to his deep Zinfandel roots with Day. 2015 is the first vintage, from choice Zinfandel vineyards around Sonoma County, full and generous, with effusive, exotic aromas of incense and peppercorns, which infuse the  gracious palate of floral wild berry fruit supported by layers of bramble, spice, and bright acidity. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $46.99

Edmunds St. John 2015 Dry Creek Valley Rocks and Gravel Unti Vineyard 1.5 L

I cannot think of a California winemaker working today whom we admire and celebrate as enthusiastically as Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John. What greater accompaniment can there be, then, to great holiday feasts than this great big bottle of Rocks and Gravel from a great American winemaker? Displaying a greater resemblance to L'Anglore Tavel than to the typical California GSM blend, 2015 Rocks and Gravel is juicy and generous with invigorating acidity and lots of life ahead. Perfumed and mouth-watering aromas of wild rose, black currant, tea leaves, and wild cherry with a terrifically spicy, bright and balanced palate of black raspberry, cherries and cherry skins, sweet tobacco, juicy young tannins and vibrant acidity. Medium bodied and crystal clear at 13.2% alcohol, this wine opens up beautifully and will reward cellaring. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

Enfield Wine Co. 2014 Sierra Foothills Pretty Horses Tempranillo

What to do while we wait for Enfield's fabulous Shake Ridge Tempranillo to mature? Drink Pretty Horses! Enfield's John Lockwood is a long-time lover of Spanish wines, the rare new-world winemaker who understands the potential finesse and complexity of Tempranillo. Pretty Horses made from 2 well-known sites: Shake Ridge in Amador County and Matthew Rorick's (Forlorn Hope) Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras. Hibiscus, black pepper, spicy raspberry and earthy cherry, oregano, and orange oil on the nose, with a bright, earthy palate of red plum, stewed strawberry, cherry cola, and thyme, with soft, sweet  tannins and and warm soil on the finish. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines NV Apple/Elderberry/Honey Mead Rubacuori

An invigorating wine made from apple, honey, and elderberry! All of the components are allowed to coferment naturally without the addition of lab yeasts or SO2 before a year-long elévage in neutral oak barrels. A gorgeous translucent ruby in the glass, it shows bright aromas of red apple skin, cranberry, pomegranate, and brown spice on the nose. Tangy is the word that comes to mind on the palate, with tart red apple, white pepper, juicy red raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and lemon peel. There is a fair amount of grip, and the finish is long and citrusy. This would be an esoteric pairing with Asian dishes or burgers and is fantastic by itself. Tim Gagnon

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

Eric Demuth 2012 Sonoma Coast Bei Ranch Cabernet

Bei Ranch is a unique and powerful place,  the source for one of Eric Demuth's most distinctive and powerful Cabernets  and his singular Bei Ranch Syrah. Centered around a massive pair of boulders on a ridgetop at 1500 feet in the Sonoma Coast, Bei Ranch is less than 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, with rocky soils of Franciscan shale and schists, gleaming with quartz and serpentinite. 2012 Bei Ranch Cabernet is full of dense black fruit and purple berries, with forceful young tannins, rugged resinous herbs, and deep, metallic mineral tone. Recommended with anything braised or barbecued! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $64.99

Eric Demuth 2013 Sonoma County Grenache Syrah

An equal blend of Grenache and Syrah. Red plum and red cherry skin aromas mingle with tart black cherry flavors and dried herbs and garrigue undertones. A southern Rhone blend that's lither and lighter than most Californians I've tasted, yet considerably more food-friendly. Pair with  game, lamb, ripe cheeses and even Indian food. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Folk Machine 2015 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Kenny Likitprakong, of Ghostwriter reknown, started this label in 2005 without owning a winery or a single vine. Instead, he chooses to work nomadically with small lots of carefully selected fruit and low overhead costs that allow him to craft thoughtful, affordable and delicious California juice. Folk Machine spends nine months on the lees in used French oak barrels with only occasional stirring and is bottled without racking to avoid over-extraction - the result is pure fruits of dark cherry, baked strawberry and raspberry, aromas of violets, along with ripe nuances of Madagascar vanilla bean. The different vineyard selections for this vintage include Arroyo Seco & Antle vineyards and offer a satisfyingly gamey, savory contrast to the silky palate and makes this a distinctive new world Pinot Noir well worth stocking up on.

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $21.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

This is among my favorite wines to introduce people to the Santa Cruz appellation, and not coincidentally, to Kenny Likitprakong’s wines. The Pinot Noir is a blend of several Santa Cruz vineyards, which varies from year to year. This wine has black raspberry and cherry flavors, subtle hints of baking spice and red flowers, framed by a lithe, sinewy texture. Drink now or anytime within the next five years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Kelley Fox 2014 Dundee Hills Red Barn Block Maresh Pinot Noir

The grapes for this inaugural (and very tiny) vintage come from parcels surrounding the legendary Maresh Red Barn and farmed by 90-year old owner Jim Maresh Sr. himself. The blocks are own-rooted Pommard clones planted in 1978. This wine has all the brambly black fruit of the regular Maresh Vineyard bottling, but with additional power, elegance, and structure. I tasted a bottle with the winemaker Kelley Fox in front of the Red Barn itself. Rugged tannins frame a dark core of black raspberry and cherry fruit; after several hours, the wine unfurls with flavors of blackberry, mushroom, and freshly rained earth. A truly special bottling indeed! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $73.99

Kelley Fox 2014 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir

A blend of two legendary Oregon vineyards, Maresh and Momtazi, Kelley Fox's 2014 Mirabai Pinot Noir is considerably more structured and fruit-forward than the 2013, reflecting the warmth and sunshine of the vintage. Initially enticing with dried black cherry and sage notes, this vintage is chock full of ripe black fruits with savory, herbal, and baking spice undertones. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lo Fi 2015 Santa Barbara County Malbec

While working at famed Napa Valley estate Grgich Hills, Michael Roth became interested in biodynamic farming. Afterwards, he ended up at two biodynamic estates in California, Demetria in Los Olivos and Martian Ranch in Los Alamos. Two years later, he left to work on his own wine, Lo-Fi, with longtime friend Craig Winchester. More inspired by Beaujolais than Argentina, this savory and herbal Malbec has notes and flavors of black cherry skin and pit, red plum, steeped black tea, and grape stems. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 56 in stock
  • $15.99

Montinore 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

The 2014 Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley show similar ripeness and distinction compared with the much heralded 2012 vintage, including this one from Montinore. Red fruit flavors of cherries, pomegranates, and mountain strawberries effusively express themselves in this wine, along with very high-toned red floral aromatics. The fruitiness is firmly structured with fine-grained tannins. Demeter-certified biodynamic and and certified organic. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 47 in stock
  • $19.99

Pied a Terre 2013 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Kudos to our friend Richard Luftig for the phenomenal quality and price of Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2013 is the deepest, most focused and delicious vintage yet for Pied a Terre. Rich ripe plum, tart black berries, with red raspberry and black pepper, deep, resinous herbs 0thyme and oregano - with dark, smokey earth. There is great energy and elegance in this bottle, which will elevate your next meal of steaks and lamb burgers from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Poe 2015 Sonoma County Rose

To quote a wise colleague, upon tasting the 2015 rosé from Poe: "Woah! I was not expecting that..." Winemaker Samantha Sheehan blends Pinot Noir from dry-farmed Olcese vineyard, planted in 1974, and Pinot Meunier from organically farmed Van der Kamp vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, which was planted in the early 1950s, fermented in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation. It delivers a bright bolt of taut, vivid herbal red berries and bristling acidity, with a covert hint of pent-up CO2 and elegant, dusty mineral earth. A mouth-watering aperitif and seriously invigorating pairing for tartares, late-summer tomato recipes like homemade gazpacho, and crunchy peppers fresh from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Low Sulfur

Porter-Bass 2013 Russian River Valley Dot's Garden Zinfandel

The Zinfandel comes from a 2-acre parcel named Dot’s Garden in Russian Valley, which contains some the original vines from the late 1800s.  Aged in neutral oak for 14 months, the wine has notes of dried black cherry, candied orange peel, licorice root, and red flowers; on the palate, the Zinfandel considerably opens up with flavors of blue fruits (blueberry, boysenberry), blackberry, freshly tilled earth, and dried herbs. A supple and mouthfilling wine that's  perfect for a wintry December evening by the fire. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Biodynamic

Precedent 2014 Contra Costa County Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel

We were thrilled to see that Eric Asimov named Precedent Chenin Blanc as one of his top Thanksgiving selections in the NY Times this week! It is a Thanksgiving tradition here to choose one Zinfandel for the holiday feast. Zin may not be light-bodied, but Precedent's Evangelho bottling with teach the Zin-averse to contemplate this fragrant, complex, and age-worthy grape anew. Tart, sweet, and creamy boysenberry  and black cherry fruit on the nose, with pink flowers, citrus zest, incense spice, and licorice; rich and full flavors on the palate exude both perfect ripeness and fresh acid, with juicy black and dark red fruits, salty brine, licorice, bergamot, orange oils, and a long mineral finish. Evangelho is a very special vineyard, composed of own-rooted Zin with Carignan, Mourvedre, Palomino, Muscat, Chasselas, etc  planted in 1890 on deep alluvial sands Contra Costa county. this s the wine to celebrate! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Mendocino Testa Vineyard Boaz

Testa Vineyard was founded in 1912 by Italian immigrants Gaetano and Maria Testa, and now farmed by 4th generation wife-and-husband team Maria and Rusty Martinsen. The grapes come from 65 to 80 year-old organically and dry-farmed vines. The wine envelops the nose with macerated black cherry and dried black raspberry notes; on the palate, black cherry skin and licorice stick. The texture is light and lithe with firm tannins and bright acidity. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 61 in stock
  • $11.99

Swick Wines 2015 Willamette Valley Rose 1.5 L

Swick’s Pinot Noir rosé is one of the most complex rosés I’ve tasted from the Willamette Valley (let alone the rest of the United States). The rosé is a blend of organically farmed grapes from the Cancilla and Roots vineyards, which are cooler, higher altitude sites. With a light cherry robe, this wine has a kaleidoscopic range of flavors: blood orange, wild cherry, umeboshi plum, dried tarragon, and cured meats. A sumptuous rosé to have with Christmas dinner and to brighten even the darkest winter months!  Jonas Mendoza

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

Togni 2014 Napa Valley Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 is the 32nd vintage for Philip Togni and his family at their Spring Mountain estate, whose 2000 case production is increasingly sought-after and enduringly majestic. The Tanbark Hill is made from their young vines (the Tognis started planting in 1981) of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Petit Verdot. Aromas of red berries and plum with creamy oak continue on to the vibrant, classically built palate - rich, delicious, and layered. A wine to age or pair with steak. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

United States White

Aaron Burr Appinette Grape-apple Cider 70% NY Apples 30% Grapes

Another fantastic cider from the Aaron Burr Cidery! The Appinette blends together NY apples and a local grape, Traminette (a genetic cross between Gewürztraminer and the French-American hybrid Joannes Seyve). Lively and complex with heady aromas of guava, pineapple, banana, and lemon curd. There is also a very pleasant vinous muskiness. On the palate, it is quite earthy and very dry with a gentle sparkle, making it almost more reminiscent of wine than cider. Salty minerals, delicate fruit, and a vigorous acidity balance it out and make it rather food friendly! Tim Gagnon

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

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white
  • 57 in stock
  • $19.99

Bedrock NV North Coast Shebang White Wine

Bedrock's Shebang White is a blend of old vine Riesling, Muscadelle,Semillon, and Albarino fermented in stainless steeel using indigenous yeasts. Ripe nectarine and peach pit mingle with dried mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits on the finish. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Eola-Amity Chenaie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 1.5 L

From a single clone, this barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc has notes of pear and peach candy, with ripe and rich orchard fruit flavors and dried herb undertones. For those expecting lean-and-mean, cookie-cutter Sauvignon Blanc, they're bound to be disappointed by this wine's aromatic complexity and rich, leesy texture. We ran out of them in 750ml, but brought some back in magnums. Jonas Mendoza  

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Dragonette Cellars 2014 Santa Barbara County Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay

Dragonette Cellars produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc from cool-climate vineyards in California. The biodynamically farmed Duvarita Vineyard lies just west of the Santa Rita Hills appellation on gentle, south-facing slopes of almost pure sand. Although there’s less than 15% new oak, biscuity aromas mingle with ripe peach, melon, and lemon pith flavors along with honey and vanilla undertones. Vibrant and fresh, this Chardonnay perfectly exemplifies the terroir and potential of Santa Barbara County. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic

Eminence Road 2014 Cayuga Lake Pinot Gris

This dry Pinot Gris from the Finger Lakes is very much different from its slightly sweet Alsatian counterparts, but is nonetheless delicious! On the palate, baked golden apples, fresh tarragon, onion skin, and a distinct salty and savory quality. This benefits from a long decant and gets better after being opened for a day (and even two)! Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $82.99

Les Lunes 2015 Manton Valley Chardonnay

 Sam Baron, Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig are the brains and brawn behind Les Lunes (as well as Populis Wines). The emphasis is on fanatical vineyard management and minimal winemaking intervention. The fruit is sourced from from own-rooted vines planted at the Dobson Vineyard at the foot of the highly active Mt. Lassen Volcano. This Chardonnay explodes with intense citrus flavors and sharp acidity. The wine softens with aeration and/or and short decant. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Lo Fi 2015 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

The philosophy behind Lo-Fi (just like music production) isn’t to create wine that is too polished or perfect, but rather that which embraces a more natural, raw expression. For winemakers Michael Roth and Craig Winchester, less is more: neutral barrels, native yeasts, little to no sulfur additions, and no acid adjustments. The Chardonnay is aged in 6-year old barrels, then racked and matured in concrete eggs for 6 months. The wine has a leesy texture and crisp snappiness, accompanied by flavors of ripe peach, banana, and white flowers. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

Maître de Chai 2014 Sonoma County Herron Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Maître de Chai is the personal project of Marty Winters and Alex Pitts who met in the kitchen of the restaurant Cyrus in Sonoma, CA. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from 65-year-old vines from the organically, dry-farmed Herron vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA. The wine undergoes whole-cluster fermentation and is fermented on its skins.  Pineapple core, peach and golden appel skin flavors are framed by finely grained tannins and bright acidity. A Sauvignon Blanc that rewards decanting and serving with food. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Minimus NV Experiment #17 48 Months Sparkling Wine

When we first met Chad Stock, he was pouring a bottle of his Experiment #10 Champagne-method sparkling wine, which was a blend of Pinot Gris and Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel and aged for 24 months on the lees before disgorgement. It was a deep and impressive wine, with bright and tingly spicy stone fruit, savory base notes emerging, and a firm refreshing froth. His inspiration to make sparkling wine was Brut Nature Cava with long lees aging (a worthy fascination that should inform more new-world sparkling wine production). He has now released Experiment #17, which is the same base wine as #10, this time disgorged after 48 months on the lees. Elegance and complexity are not guaranteed to increase with longer lees aging, but in this case the extra two years contributed great length and layers, harnessing the autolytic grit and glamour of our favorite long-aged Cavas. Creamy aromas of almond cake, agrumes, lavender honey, orange blossom, and yellow apple; the palate is dry, textured, long, and lovely, with gentle bubbles permeating the palate of yellow peach, Asian pear, meadow flowers and tea leaves, with gentle yeasty notes of bee pollen, chamomile, silky almond, brine, and a hint of bitter earth. Chad Stock continues to delight us with his bold and brilliant work. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $12.99

Precedent 2014 Lodi Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc Sec

Preceeding our two lovely French Chenin Blancs in our Thanksgiving parade is Precedent, a new wine that is one of the finest Chenins from California, and certainly one of the best values - we urge you to try it.Precedent is the personal project of Nathan Kandler, who is the winemaker at the excellent Thomas Fogarty estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you've never had California Chenin Blanc or you're never been thrilled by one, Precedent is a pure rendition of the grape from 32 year-old vines planted on pink granite and silica-rich quartz soils of in northeast Lodi; foot trodden and whole-cluster pressed (with a portion undergoing a few hours of skin contact), then fermented with native yeasts in used French oak. Fresh aromas of lemon blossom, golden fruit, and peach, with a clear, tingly,  mineral palate of orange citrus and stone fruit, pineapple pith,  chamomile, and a hint of beeswax. Broad yet delicate, distinctive and delicious. Unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur additions. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Mendocino Gibson Ranch 'Naomi'

Evan Lewandoski has accumulated winemaking experience all over the world, but decided to return to Utah to explore the potential of its climate and variegated soil types. The fruit is sourced from Gibson Ranch in Mendocino County's McDowell Valley, trucked to Utah, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented in concrete tank. On the nose, there are notes of lemon rind and peach skin notes; on the palate, flavors of white flowers, creamy pineapple, and ripe nectarine mingle with saline and leesy undertones. Angular and bright, this Grenache Gris would be pair well with roast chicken and even fleshier fish like cod or turbot. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $28.99

Shacksbury Lost and Found 750 ML

This is a great follow-up to the inaugural releases from Shacksbury! The past two vintages of the Limited Edition releases were a hit with cider geeks and staff members alike, and the first release from the 2015 harvest is equally great. Called Lost and Found, it is made from foraged apples sourced from the Champlain Valley of Vermont, and from heirloom varieties in New Hampshire, most of which were trees originally planted by homesteaders over 100 years ago. It is fermented with native yeasts and goes through secondary fermentation in bottle, with no SO2 added at any time. If you haven’t tried any of the Shacksbury products, you’re seriously missing out. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Shacksbury Classic Dry Cider 500 ML

David Dolginow and Colin Davis created this dry, English-style cider in collaboration with two farms: Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England. It is a blend of 7 different apple varieties (Browns, Ellis Bitter, Dabinett, Michelin, Jonagold, Spartan, and Somerset Redstreak) that are co-fermented and aged for 6 months before release. It is fresh with aromas of apple, pine, mango, and citrus oil. On the palate, it is dry and clean with minerals, citrus, and ripe apple fruit with medium-sized bubbles. This is a great choice for before, during, or after a holiday feast or for an alternative to beer while watching football. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • $8.99

Shacksbury Pet Nat Dry Cider 750 ml

Made from a blend of foraged heirloom varieties of apples and Vermont and English cider apples grown by Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, VT, this cider is made using the Méthode Ancestrale. Just like the grape-based pét nats we all know and love, it is bottled while it is still undergoing fermentation and is aged for two months on the  lees before it is released unfined, unfiltered, and with zero SO2 added. The result is a bone-dry cider with pretty aromas of red berries, ripe pear, and apricot blossom. Gently sparkling and dangerously drinkable, this is one of my favorite releases from Shacksbury to date. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 40 in stock
  • $16.99

Thomas Fogarty 2011 Santa Cruz Mountains Portola Springs Chardonnay

For Nathan Kandler, winemaker at Thomas Fogarty, Portola Springs is the most extreme of their Santa Cruz Chardonnay vineyards, with its very steep slopes and cool marine air influence. The Chardonnay grapes ripen very slowly and yields are frustratingly low. Portola Springs has a characteristic lemon drop and verbena with flavors of lemon oil, sea spray, and dried thyme. Pair with roasted cauilflower or chicken. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • $62.99

Under the Wire 2013 Mendocino Alder Springs Pinot Noir

Under the Wire is a joint project of Morgan Twain-Peterson (of Bedrock fame) and Chris Cottrell developed to explore the potential of sparkling wine in California based on a single vineyard from a single vintage. Alder Springs is is located in far northern Mendocino County just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean; the steep hills, cool nights, and low-vigor soils lead to small yields  of intense flavorful berries.  Wtih a salmon-flesh robe, this sparkling rosé displays red cherry skin and orange peel aromatics, and further reveals ripe strawberry, ruby red grapefruit and blood orange flavors, accompanied by dried thyme and tarragon undertones and a fine, yet firm bead. Jonas Mendoza

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic