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AmByth 2013 Paso Robles Grenache

AmByth's wines are about translating their holistic ecosystem of an estate, into their bottles of wine. The philosophy at AmByth is that if the whole of the vineyard is taken care of, without the use of anything synthetic, and nothing is added to or taken away from the juice of the grapes, the wines will honestly showcase their terroir. The vineyards are certified biodynamic, dry-farmed, and the vines are head-trained, producing small yields with concentrated fruit. This Grenache has a beautiful earthiness on the nose, with ripe cherry and plum, and just the beginning of secondary development. The tannins are soft and powdery giving it a nice balance with the plump, red fruits. This would be an excellent pairing for roasted pork, or some kind of fruit compote. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Arnot-Roberts 2018 Santa Cruz Mountains Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvigno

Tasting this side by side with  "Clajeux," you'd be forgiven for thinking this wine was made in a different country, let alone just a couple of hours drive. This is all about dark fruit and pine needles and cedar. The Santa Cruz Mountains is home to several of the truly legendary California Cabernets (Monte Bello, anyone) and this is a wine that can easily take its place alongside those. The formidable structure and textural complexity demands your attention and while not unyielding now, this wine will clearly reward your patience. Given five years in the cellar, a brilliant wine will emerge here that would knock anyone for a loop.

Sam Ehrlich

**Arrives 10/1**

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $114.99

Arnot-Roberts 2018 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Clajeux Cabernet Sauvignon

What a treat to taste this. Arnot-Roberts have been producing truly scintillating wines for twenty years now and this Sonoma Cabernet has always been a star. A soaring nose here, with both red and black fruits and green herbs. On the palate, there is the sweetness of red bell pepper (almost like Habanero), silky fine-grained tannins and a cool mineral note. This is astonishingly elegant and a real throwback to the glories of the 1970s Cabernets. Sam Ehrlich


*Arrives 10/1**

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $104.99

  • Organic

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
  • 29 in stock
  • $14.99

Broadside 2018 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Broadside is a project of very talented winemaker Chris Brock. The Cabernet is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrels, 10% of which are new. The resultant wine is remarkably fresh and full bodied with an interesting spicy character and plenty of bright, tangy dark fruit.

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $16.99

Camp 2019 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

 From the folks who run Hobo Wine Co., here we have the delicious new vintage of one of our favorite inexpensive Cabernets from California! Tart blackberry and ripe cassis mix with herbal hints and wildflower on the nose while broadly gracing the firm, rich, powerfully tannic palate. Sourced from many lesser known but all sustainably or organically farmed  vineyards throughout Sonoma county. This years bottling is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Malbec. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel and then aged for nine months in neutral oak barrels.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $134.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

Cooper Hill 2019 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. A great value and classic Oregon Pinot with notes of dried leaves, black cherry, macerated raspberries, and freshly turned earth. This vintage is a bit darker and denser than the previous vintage, but by no means overripe or heavy. A great pairing with roasted butternut squash with sage! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Corison, Cathy 2017 Napa Valley 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 of her vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

David Hill 2019 Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir

An incredible value from some of the oldest vines in the Willamette Valley! This vineyard (previously named the Charles Coury Vineyard) was actually first established as the Rueter family homestead in 1883, but because Prohibition the vines were ripped out and eventually replanted in 1965 from a handful of Alsatian and Burgundian vines. Today the estate, which sits on the northern border of Willamette at an elevation of 360-625ft elevation on Laurelwood soil, is organically and dry farmed amongst an array of beehives and cover crops. The fruit is separated by block/clone, blended together for the perfect balance and then aged for 11 months in 10% new French oak. The 2019 estate Pinot Noir is incredibly satisfying; sapid, luscious, blackberry bramble, dusty soil, soft herbs and just a kiss of sweet spices. Yum! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

Eminence Road 2019 Finger Lakes Elizabeth's Vineyard Pinot Noir

Of all the current crop of ER wines that I've had the chance  to taste so far, this is the star. Showing some reduction on the nose at first, but clean red fruit on the palate and good acidity. However, with air this really came to life, with snappy red currant and cranberry fruit and a leafy savory edge that were a great compliment to green lentils with squash and tomatoes. There was also a vivid black pepper component that reminded me of first rate Pineau d'Aunis from the Loire. I really liked this. Amazing value. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Eminence Road 2019 Seneca Lake Lamb's Quarters Cabernet Franc

Eminence Road has been working with fruit from the Lamb's Quarters Vineyard for several years now, and the quality is consistently great. Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake on soils of silt-loam and gravely loam. The grapes are foot-crushed as whole clusters and fermented spontaneously before the juice is moved to neutral French oak where it ages for about a year and then bottled by hand, unfined, and ulfiltered at only 11.9%ABV.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enfield Wine Co. 2018 Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard Merlot

100% Merlot from the Michael Black Vineyard in Coombsville, Napa planted in the early 1980's. An area that was once seen as too cool for Bordeaux varieties now sees them thrive. The fruit is 100% destemmed, with 20% of stems added into the fermentation. Gently foot-tread and then aged in neutral puncheons for 16 months, then bottled with a very small addition of SO2. This is all about elegant black fruit and fine texture. This is Napa Merlot with real texture and finesse. Good value here.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Enfield Wine Co. 2018 Sierra Foothills Pretty Horses Tempranillo Blen

This vintage of "Pretty Horses" is actually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 10 % Grenache, 10% Pinot Noir and a small amount of Graciano creating a unique and perfectly food-friendly California red. Enfield Wine Co. sourced most of the fruit for this vintage from the famous Rorick Heritage Vineyard, with the rest from Shake Ridge in Amador County, and a bit of the Pinot Noir from the Heron Lake in the Wild Horse AVA. Inspired by the wines of Rioja Alavesa, this wine is designed to be drank young, though shows great structure for short-term aging. The nose shows a melange of red and blue fruits, stewed cherry, blueberry, cedar, and fresh tobacco leaves. The palate is fresh and on the fuller side of medium-bodied with easy-going tannins and opened up nicely after a few hours (even a few days) with air. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Jess Miller Wines 2019 McMinnville AVA 'Sunny Ridge' Pinot Noir

After widespread fires and smoke throughout the West Coast, Jess Miller was not left with much fruit. Fortunately she had taken over the farming of Sunny Ridge in 2017, a tiny vineyard hidden in the forest on a hill in the McMinnville AVA. When Jess took over she converted the farming to biodynamic treatments and stopped tilling entirely. This is the first vintage she has bottled from Sunny Ridge and it does not disappoint! The fruit is fully destemmed, fermented in open-top tanks with regular punchdowns, then aged for 14 months in eight-year old barrels, before resting for an additional eight months in bottle. Notes of sweet cherry, cinnamon, freshly turned soil, and tree bark on the nose, with lush, juicy, raspberry, red currant, pomegranate, and tarragon on the palate, with gentle tannins that appear just on the finish. Lots of enjoyment to be had by drinking this young, but will do well with a few years in the cellar as well. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

Margins Wine 2020 Santa Clara Valley Sattler's Vineyard Counoise

Nearly all Counoise this year, with just a drop of Mourvedre in the mix. This is 100% destemmed and macerated in tank for about 10 days before being pressed and aged in neutral barrels. The fruit here is all bright cranberry and raspberry with a bit of blood orange. It's beautifully spicy and savory, almost salty at the back-end. This is reminiscent of the best reds from the late great Olivier Lemasson and truly delicious. Sam Ehrlich


**Arrives 9/25**

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen 2020 Mendocino County Benchlands

A blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Nero d'Avola from a pair of organically-farmed sites in Mendocino, this is simultaneously charming and serious. The fruit is red and juicy, with a touch of rhubarb and spice from the stems. But there is a real feeling of complexity in the texture. There are lovely layers, alternating between tannins with real grip and a jolt of acid that keeps the wine from being weighed down. The relationship here to the high-elevation reds of the remote climbs of Sicily and Puglia is on full display. Good wine!  Sam Ehrlich


**Arrives October 1**

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2020 Mendocino County Benson Ranch Rosato

While technically not red, I enjoyed this so much I am including it here. From 14-year-old Mendocino vines, gently macerated in whole bunches over night and pressed. The nose here is all green strawberry and cranberry, with pomegranate on the palate. This is bursting with energy, almost suggesting spritzy. This is a brilliant wine for the table, delicate and bright enough for spaghetti with cherry tomato and sea urchin and with enough weight and material for porchetta. Sam Ehrlich


**Arrives 9/25**

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matthiasson 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Steve Matthiasson is a dedicated organic farmer and low-intervention winemaker. This is old-school California Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest, made even more elegantly this vintage because of the relatively low temperatures throughout the season. (Thankfully harvest was completed before the wildfires took over!) The blend for 2017 is from six different Napa vineyards from Coombsville, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll ; 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine is gently extracted with minimal pump-overs and fermented at a low temperatures. It is aged for 20 months in mostly used and less than 20% new French oak which adds just a touch of baking spice to the aroma and a silky texture to the tannins.  At only 13% ABV this is by no means a burly or jammy California Cab, this is much more reminiscent of  Napa wines from the 1970's.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matthiasson 2019 Dunnigan Hills 'Tendu' Red

A perpetual favorite and staple here at CSW, Steve Matthiasson's "Tendu" Red is a blend of Barbera, Montepulciano and Aglianico. It's made in a really juicy, forward style with plenty of cranberry and dark cherry fruit, a touch of rhubarb and a distinct savory finish reminiscent of bitter dark chocolate. This cocoa nib vibe is a hallmark of these varieties and Steve has always strived to make sure they feel true. This is a real table wine in the best sense. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Minor, Sean 2019 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Sean Minor is a negociant production working with high quality vineyards throughout the central and north coast of California to create fresh, easy drinking, great value wines like this classic California Pinot Noir. Fermented with 100% de-stemmed grapes to emphasize the ripe fruit and aged in oak barrels to give it those quintessential sweet oak spices.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $16.99

Peay Vineyards 2018 Sonoma Coast Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir

Planted 25 years ago on a former seabed that had been uplifted millons of years ago (but which is still littered with seashell fossils!) the 'Scallop Shelf' bottling is a blend of  different clones and plots from the Peay estate vineyard. The vineyard is certified organic, and nearly dry-farmed (except for an occasional need in the hottest points of August), they remain untilled, and fertilized by their own compost made from leftover pomace. This blend is created to highlight the cool, coastal climate and elevation of the vineyardl intended to be the most floral, elegant of the three estate bottlings.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic

Pied a Terre 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Richard Luftig, one of New York's best sommeliers, has made a Cabernet known for phenomenal quality and price: Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2015 is a deep, ripe, and focused vintage for Pied a Terre. This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon that has classic California character but more structure and reserve than a lot of riper wine. The tannic structure is tightly woven, with fine acid backbone and lush cassis, blackberry, and slightly redder berry fruit. This is a California Cabernet meant to be consumed with food, and will pear excellently with New York strip steak, pork loin, or coq au vin. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $31.99

Ponzi 2011 Willamette Pinot Noir Aurora

The Ponzi vineyards are located in the Chehalem Mountains of the Willamette Valley in one of the newest sub-AVA's  of Laurelwood District. The Ponzi family has owned and maintained this property since the late 1960's and is currently run by Ana Maria Ponzi with Luisa Ponzi as their winemaker. Together they petitioned to designate the Laurelwood District as its own AVA because of its unique Laurelwood soil; composed of basalt base with ice age windblown sedimentary soils.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Porter Creek 2017 Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

A classic example of Sonoma County Zinfandel. Aromatically, it has explosive cherries and berries, and on the palate it is rich and textured on the finish. Produced from hillside grown vines and blended with 5% Carignane for texture and overall harmony.


**Arrives  9/28**

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

Railsback Freres 2020 Santa Ynez Roman Ceremony Cabernet Sauvignon

The first Cabernet from the brothers Railsback, Eric and Lyle. From Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara, this is as much about red fruit as black, with notes of dried sage, roasted red pepper and a certain salty freshness that is common in Santa Barbara. There is ample acidity and enough tannic structure to suggest solid aging potential for the near-term, but I'd be hard pressed not to just keep drinking it. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic

Stolpman Vineyards 2018 Santa Barbara Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah

This is the flagship wine for the Stolpman Vineyards which best represents their vines and the greater Ballard Canyon each year. The Stolpman Estate Syrah is helping to define what a California Syrah really is with its ripe, sun-kissed fruit, that remains concentrated without becoming jammy or "hot" with alcohol. Thankfully the 2018 vintage only saw one heat spike, and it came in early July so the vines had a chance to recover, and allowed for a prolonged hang-time. The grapes were fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged for ten months in neutral French puncheons with sulfur only added at bottling.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Turley 2018 Contra Costa County Zinfandel Dusi

This is a single-vineyard bottling from the Dusi Vineyard, on the west side of Paso Robles, which consists of own-rooted, head-trained vines planted in 1945 on mostly alluvial soils. The warm climate and dense soils lead to this fuller-bodied, richer style Zinfandel.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic

Turley 2018 Sonoma Fredericks Zinfandel

The Fredericks Vineyard was planted in 1937 on a hillside up at 900 feet elevation, a rare find indeed. The vines are head-trained on steep terraces and certified organically farmed. The wine is aged in 80% neutral, 20% new oak (of which 80% is French oak) for 15 months before bottling.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Turley 2019 Zinfandel Juvenile

 The 'Juvenile' is a great way to taste the classic and enduring style of Turley Zinfadel without paying a fortune for one of the single vineyard bottlings. This is a blend of grapes from the youngest vines on 18 different vineyards.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Ultraviolet 2019 California Cabernet Sauvignon

From Samantha Sheehan, wine maker of POE Wines. This is juicy red- and black-fruited Cali Cab, with the barest hints of violets and sage. A touch of Cabernet Franc adds freshness and there is good  acidity in this wine make up for the relatively gentle tannins. This is not a bruiser. It's all about pure honest fruit.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Valravn 2018 Sonoma County Pinot Noir

This is such a great value for Sonoma Pinot Noir! By creating lasting relationships with high quality, organically farmed  (some certified, all avoid using chemical sprays and employ cover crops where possible) vineyards, the winemakers of Valravn are able to offer a snapshot of the Sonoma County for a really great price. The fruit is fermented in open-top stainless steel with about 15-20% whole clusters used, and then aged in ~20% new French oak for one year. For each vineyards fruit, the wines are fermented separately and then blind-tasted before creating the perfect blend. On the nose are notes of clove, stewed cherry, treebark, red plums, and a touch of black pepper. The palate is juicy and concentrated, with notes of baking spice, red currant, raspberry, sun-baked soil, and even a bit of blueberry. Very tasty California fruit with just the right amount of new oak! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur