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We're sorry to send this reminder so soon after Thanksgiving, but yes, the December holidays are here or coming soon and we - and your friends, family, business associates and clients - will appreciate getting your orders as early as possible to ensure the best selection and timely delivery. And of course things get backed up with the wintry weather later in the month...
Chambers Street Wines is uniquely equipped to make your shopping quick and easy with delicious and appropriate gifts that can be delivered, wrapped and festive, here in the city or around the country where permitted. Just give us your list - our experienced staff will select wines to match the tastes of your recipients. Here are a few ideas:
Bordeaux - Perhaps one of our superb organic wines from recent vintages or an older wine, perfectly stored and ready to drink that will please the most discerning wine-lover.
Italian reds from Piedmont and Tuscany - We have one of the country's finest selections with more mature Barolo and Barbaresco arriving this month.
Champagne! - No we don't sell the "name brands," and for good reason - our fabulous collection of grower Champagnes offers higher quality and authentic expressions of the diverse terroirs of the region.
Natural, Skin Contact and Orange wines - Interest is growing in these alternative wine styles, and Chambers Street is the place to find them! Ask our staff for current suggestions.
Pre-Selected gift cases - Our $150 and $250 cases offer a tour of the world's leading wine regions at affordable prices, a great gift for those new to wine and "wine-geeks" alike.
Custom-Made! - We have the greatest sales staff in the country and we'll prove it by selecting fantastic wines, Champagnes and spirits to fit the folks on your gift list. Just give us the names, addresses, gift messages, and the price-range you'd like and we'll do the rest.
So give us a call @ 212-227-1434, order online or send an email to email@example.com and let's get started. And here are a few distinctive gifts that would please anyone on your list. We'll have more detailed suggestions in upcoming emails...
One of my favorite bottles of Bordeaux. This 100% Cabernet Franc is made using zero sulfur, from vines that are tended under strict organic measures. The Dupuy family have been farming the same land since 1934, and have done an amazing job creating terrior-driven reds from their healthy grapes. This 2018 dark purple in the glass. The nose is beautifully plummy, with smashed raspberries, cherry leaves, graphite, all-spice, and violets. Flavors range from of blackberries, cranberries, pine, mint, and espresso. Graced by a dynamic level of clean acidity and formidable tannin. An absolute must for any lover of Cabernet Franc, especially if they enjoy examples from the Loire Valley. David Hatzopoulos
Steve Matthiasson's signature Napa white wine has always been a staff favorite and we were thrilled to come across a parcel of MAGNUMS of the outstanding 2014. Steve has always loved richly textured white wines and consequently was drawn to both Bordeaux Blanc and Friuli. This wine brings the two together, with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grown on gravel and Ribolla Gialla and Friulano on rockier soils. The result shows bright citrus and some fleshier stone fruit up front, with spicier flavors, sea shell notes and a rich beeswax character that is reminiscent of older Chenin Blanc. The development in the bottle also shows in the nose, as the bright yellow fruit character of the wine's youth intermingles with aromas of dates and dried mint. This is one of the most consistently excellent and satisfying whites in California, and the chance to drink it with some age from a big bottle should not be missed this Christmas season. Sam Ehrlich
Our little secret: vintage after vintage, Barale’s Barbaresco Serraboella is one of our favorites. Of course it reflects the vintage, but the wine is always graceful and approachable, with good lift and balance - simply deliciously consistent wine, and always offer great quality for the price. The 2018 extends our love affair, and is drinking particularly well now – give it a few hours to breathe and the wine absolutely sings. Jamie Wolff
“Textbook” says my colleague Giselle upon smelling the 2018 Barolo del Commune di La Morra, and indeed there are distinct rose petal and tar aromatics, along with orange peel, mint, and red cherry. On the palate the wine is very bright and lifted, medium-bodied with ripe tannin, and delicate and lacy on the long finish.It's no secret that 2018 was a challenging vintage in Barolo, and I'd have to agree based on a number of lackluster wines that I've tasted. The Trediberri Barolo is an exception, and an exceptional wine. It's a blend of all of their vineyards (there was no separate bottling of Rocche dell'Annuziata) and the wine offers the dynamic and complex character that we've come to expect from Trediberri. Nicola and Federico Oberto have quickly established a stellar record, and to have produced such a fine wine in 2018 only bodes well for the future. This is an exciting Barolo! Jamie Wolff
I am fascinated by Sangiovese, a complicated wine topic that deserves more time that I can devote, which is partly why I can’t pretend that I’m very interested in Super Tuscans that are Bordeaux blends. Life’s too short… However, we do always stock the Tzingana – out of love and respect for everything from Monte Bernardi, but also with pride because the wine is great – a quality : price challenge to the much more famous and grossly more expensive Super Tuscans. Tzingana hits classic Medoc aromatic and flavor markers, but devotees are unlikely to mistake it for Saint Julien because of the unmistakable Tuscan notes of herbs (rosemary, thyme) and flinty stoniness from galestro soils that are unique to Panzano. All-in, an excellent pair with holiday roasts. If you’ve enjoyed the famous Super Tuscans, you should really try Tzingana! Jamie Wolff
6 red wines and 6 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value. Unfortunately we cannot honor substitution requests. If you would like to request new wines, please contact the shop by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , we are happy to put together a custom kit for you.
12 red wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value. Unfortunately we cannot honor substitution requests. If you would like to request new wines, please contact the shop by calling or emailing email@example.com , we are happy to put together a custom kit for you.
12 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value. Unfortunately we cannot honor substitution requests. If you would like to request new wines, please contact the shop by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , we are happy to put together a custom kit for you.
The second label to Chateau Fonroque, this wine sees none of the estate's Cabernet Franc. The Merlot that goes into this wine comes from under the limestone plateau of St.-Emilion, picked from biodynamically farmed vines on the limestone-clay and silty clay soils of the slopes and bottom-slopes. All fruit is picked by hand. The wine was fermented naturally and aged in a mixture of 75% barrel and 25% concrete vats. A very impressive partner to Fonroque, mimicking the minerally character that the estate is known for. The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit - strawberry, cherry, blueberry. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness, but a textural softness that no doubt comes from the high clay content of the plots on the lower portion of the estate's slopes. Great wine. David Hatzopoulos
"Chateau Lagrange has more than a hundred individual plots with 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 5% Petit-Verdot. Our vines are on average 40 years old, the oldest dating back to 1952. We encourage biodiversity around the vine plots, developing the auxiliary flora and fauna by planting hedges, introducing sheep to graze the fields, re-introducing bee hives and bird boxes. Mowing is delayed to avoid interrupting the plants’ cycle and wild flowers are sown …and, of course, no chemical herbicides are used on the domain. Since 2008, we have been farming 10 hectares according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture and also 20 hectares organically. The superb 2016 shows a dark and purple color, it has a very intense bouquet, with pure black cherry, crème de cassis and crushed violets. The palate has crisp acidity, quite tensile in the mouth and lively. One of the best success of Les Fiefs de Lagrange ever : a vibrant wine, beautifully balanced."
The name of Clos du Marquis, created in 1902, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. The Clos du Marquis is produced from top terroirs of the Saint-Julien Appellation that were not exclusively part of the old Domaine de Léoville cadastre. These terroirs are located slightly to the west and are surrounded by prestigious Classified Growths, particularly Seconds Crus Classés of Saint-Julien and Pauillac : Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande... The Clos du Marquis offers a fine expression of the Saint-Julien character : structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential. "A beautiful, young, and still burly 2009, the Clos du Marquis comes from a single vineyard in the Léoville Las Cases stable (it's not a second wine) It's a beautiful wine offering classic Saint-Julien crème de cassis fruits as well as lots of rocky minerality, cedarwood, graphite, and spring flowers. With full-bodied richness, a seamless, layered mouthfeel, stunning purity of fruit, and a great finish, it needs a solid decant if drinking today and hasanother two decades or more of prime drinking." JD 2020
We have loved the wines of Hugues Godmé for years and are very excited to be able to offer the 2012 Grand Cru from this outstanding domaine on the north side of the Montagne de Reims. This is 60% chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir in 2012 and is just a terrific bottle of Champagne with years of life ahead of it. Indeed it is really just entering its prime drinking window. There is delicate red fruit in the attack and a beautiful sense of tension that runs right through the wine's chalky core. The overall vibe is one of great finesse. An outstanding bottle of wine for any Champagne lover (or any wine lover of any kind, really).
Champagne is oft-maligned as wine of flash and marketing rather than a wine of substance and yes Virginia, terroir. And while there is a bit more winemaking involved than simply harvest, press, and bottle--sulfur optional, our favorite growers make wines that express vintage and village and soil quite precisely, thank you. One such domaine is 12th generation grower Louis Gatinois from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. The Pinot-dominant 2012 millésime offers a fine example of the vintage (structured and ripe) as well as the village (equal parts concentrated, mineral, and sophisticated) with spicy red fruit and pungent and nearly salt soil notes lending gravitas to the polish on a driving mid-palate and lengthy, sapid finish. This is just nascently complex and will gain from time in the cellar. A beautiful bottle and a bravura expression of Aÿ terroir. John McIlwain