Alsace

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Racines Métisses

Laurent Barth's 2018 "Racines Metisses" is a delightful blend of many grape  varieties from his tiny organic estate in Bennwihr. Always around 50% Pinot Auxerrois (fermented separately), with Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a touch of Riesling. The idea here is to make a wine that is easy to drink, says Laurent, and he nails it! The wine shows bright citrus, lime-flower, white fruits and Riesling aromas -  there's a subtle touch of spice on the palate, with silky white fruits, citrus and floral notes, with a crystalline minerality in the finish, thanks to the granite soils.  Delicious!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Pinots Gris, Auxerrois, Noir

This new cuvée from Laurent Barth is a delicious blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Auxerrois and Pinot Noir, fermented and aged in 600L and 1500L foudres, minimal S02 is added before bottling. An ebullient nose opens with aromas of ripe pears, green herbs and wet stones. The palate explodes with notes of poached pear, yellow cherries, candied orange peel and ginger chews. A hint of residual sugar is well balanced with vibrant acidity underscoring a long juicy finish. Spring in a glass! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2020 Alsace Pinot D'Alsace

Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines from his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. The 2020 Pinot d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois with a bit of Pinot Noir) is a lovely aperitif and a perfect wine for many fish and chicken dishes. Showing pretty aromas of pear, green apple, almond and lime-flower with citrus, pear, almond, honeysuckle and herbal flavors on the palate - really pretty, round and balanced  with minerals and white fruits in the  supple finish - this is a great value and a good introduction to the beautiful wines of Laurent Barth.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2020 Alsace Riesling

From sandy clay soils on granite in Bennwihr, this wine is a blend of fruit from several different parcels, including a small amount from the granite Schlossberg vineyard. The residual sugar here is usually hovering around 2-3g, making this a pretty classic dry Riesling from the region.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Binner, Christian NV (18-19-20) Vin de France Si Rose

Gewurztraminer / Pinot Gris - Medium-bodied aromatic skin contact blend from a natural wine legend

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe NV Alsace La Chimère Riesling (17/18)

La Chimère is a solera of Riesling, from the Kefferberg vineyard, a clay and limestone site. No SO2 added. Aging has been for over 3 years. Light press of whole clusters, with fermentation and aging in foudre. We love this wine for the fresh, crispy palate, and its herbaceous character. Philippe's website advises that one can aerate the wine by opening it 2 hours before drinking, in order to liberate the aromas. Pairs well with appetizers, salty dishes, poultry and seafood.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2020 Alsace Grand Cru Riesling Steinert

Grand Cru Steinert is the steepest vineyard in Pfaffenheim with bedrock of limestone covered with thin stony soil, very dry and porous. The wine shows a bright gold color with aromas of limestone, honeysuckle and verveine with a touch of iodine - the palate is ripe and energetic with saline flavors framing citrus confit, white fruits, with a long mineral finish. Every so slightly off-dry, in a welcome, food-friendly way. Less than 15mg/l of SO2, 14.3% alcohol, 7.5 gr/l RS

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Frick 2020 Alsace Sylvaner Bergweingarten SS

100% Sylvaner, Pur Vin Nature with no added SO2,  from the lieu-dit "Bergweingarten" on brown calcerous soils, mid-slope, aged on the lees for seven months in old foudre. This is a vibrant dry Sylvaner, drinking more like a dry Riesling.

  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beaujolais

Cambon (Chateau) 2019 Brouilly (Chanudet)

(Arrives Tuesday 2/22)  The Chateau Cambon Bouilly and Beaujolais began as a project of three friends: the late Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Claude Chanudet and Joseph Chamonard, now in the hands of Jean-Claude Chanudet and his wife Geneviève (the daughter of Joseph Chamonard) . From vines planted on 2 hectares of granitic and clay soils (Briante & Bel Air), the grapes are hand-harvested and rigorously sorted in the vineyard. Our friend Josh Raynolds is a big fan of the 2019 Brouilly: "Bright violet. A complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented red berries and cherry liqueur, along with suggestions of pungent flowers and baking spices. Silky and animated in the mouth, offering sappy black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and rose pastille flavors braced by a core of smoky minerality. Supple tannins sneak up slowly on the impressively persistent finish, which shows fine clarity and lingering red fruit and spice notes." Yum, serve cool, over the next 5 years.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chignard, Cedric 2019 Juliénas Beauvernay

(Arrives Tuesday 2/22)  This is a lovely Beaujolais from the Chignard family, better known for their Fleurie "Les Moriers." Possessing the ripe fruit, depth and surprising balance of the 2019 vintage in Beaujolais, the Julienas "Beauvernay" shows a pretty red/black color, with elegant aromas of red currant and tart black cherry with violet, blood orange, earth and stone.  It's ripe and sapid but with lively acidity and perfectly proportioned. Tart cherry, plum and red currant fruit with saline minerals, earth and spice coat the palate and continue in the earthy finish. Quite lovely now, this should soften and gain complexity with three to five years of aging, serve cool.  DL 

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

Coquelet 2019 Chiroubles

 The step-son of Georges Descombes, Damien has worked alongside him since early childhood. L earning everything from Descombes in the vines and shared cellar has instilled the same values in Damien's work ethic: organic viticulture, hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero intervention in the cellar and little if any sulfur at bottling.The 2019 Chiroubles is a particularly pretty, old fashioned Beaujolais, showing  gorgeous aromas of raspberry and rose with spice and citrus notes. The palate shows sappy raspberry fruit, really lovely, ripe and persistent but light and balanced with refreshing acidity. There is nice length of earthy berry fruit in the long finish. Serve cool with chicken and white meats, and anything grilled... Lovely wine!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.95

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Coquelet 2019 Morgon Côte de Py

 Damien Coquelet, working in the same stlye as his step-father Georges Descombes, has once again created some beautifully old-fashioned Beaujolais in 2019. The Morgon Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and rose, very pretty and bright. The palate shows a bit more stucture and darker fruit than the Damien's Chiroubles and is particularly sapid in the ripe 2019 vintage, with deep strawberry fruit, a bit of citrus and a more earthy character. The finish is refreshing and long with juicy berry fruit and firm acidity. Serve quite cool with chicken and white meats, grilled foods and charcuterie. Lovely wine.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Chasselay 2020 Beaujolais Beaujolais Is Not Dead

A welcome discovery and great new addition to the shelves here at CSW, the Chasselay "Beaujolais Is Not Dead" is utterly classic and joyous Beaujolais villages. The Chasselay family has thirteen hectares spread across eight appellations and have been certified organic since 2006. BIND comes from a single parcel of forty-five year old vines planted in clay and limestone, fermented carbonically and aged entirely in concrete, with no sulfur added until bottling. It is full of lovely concentrated red fruit, strawberry and raspberry, with beautiful spice and floral notes and no shortage of freshness. On the Chasselay website, they describe the wine as digeste, which is a word I have always loved - it implies a lack of heaviness, that the wine will not take up space as one keeps drinking. So buy two of these (or three or four), as you definitely want another. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Henriot, Sandrine 2018 Morgon

We're very proud to have the lovely Morgons of  Sandrine Henriot at Chambers Street.  The vines for this cuvée are 60  years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of Saint-Joseph  above Villié-Morgon. Biodynamic farming, with no SO2 added until a minimal dose before bottling. The fermentation is with wild yeasts with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The 2018 shows a bright, deep black/red color and a very perfumed nose of ripe strawberry and black raspberry fruit, quite floral and fresh. The palate is round and supple with a lovely melange of sappy black and red fruits with earth and spice. This needs to open a bit but is already a delicious Morgon that will accompany charcuterie and grilled foods this summer, peak drinking 2022 - 2026.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jean-Marc Burgaud 2020 Beaujolais-Villages Lantignié

Jean-Marc Burgaud's Beaujolais-Village red comes from the Chateau du Thulon vineyards in the village of Lantignie. In fact Jean-Marc's aunt was the famed Madame Jambon, so there's a family history here that allows Jean-Marc access to the cellars, which he uses for fermentation and aging. Soils around Chateau Thulon are mostly granitic, not always a guarantee with village level Beaujolais, and the soil does seem to influence the mineral backbone of the wine. Classy, light to medium bodied, and perfect for all lovers of good Gamay, especially at the price!

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Lapierre 2019 Morgon

  Matthieu and Camille Lapierre continue the beautiful work of their father, producing an elegant Morgon in the solar 2019 vintage. The wines had a dark ruby robe. The nose is a deep-pitched mélange of ripe, bosky red fruits fruits, black tea, bramble, game, and violets. The concentrated palate offers an array of stone, cherry pit, red plum, and licorice flavors with ripe tannins and a snappy mineral spine lending energy and structure that carries over on the long savory finish. This is lovely with a bit of a chill, but will come into its own with 3-5 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Smith-Chapel 2020 Julienas Vayolette

Michele Smith-Chapel & her husband David Chapel are former sommeliers and restaurant legends - she the former wine director of Brooklyn Fare and he the son of Alain Chapel, one of the titans of la nouvelle cuisine. Since 2016, they have been living the Beaujolais life, making wine first with the help of the Lapierre family and now on their own. They have firmly established themselves as first-rate vignerons and this 2020 Julienas is a prime example - full of red and blue fruit, sassafras and a cutting salty edge.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun's Chardonnay comes from 35 year-old vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils in the southern Beaujolais  and is raised in stainless steel (no oak).  Bright aromas of peach, apricot, lemon zest, and thyme lead to flavors of pure white fruits, juicy lime, crisp orange blossom, subtle herbal undertones, and a long chalky finish. Paired with salad, seafood,chicken, goat milk cheeses, or nothing at all, this is a beautiful choice and great value in white Burgundy!

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais l'Ancien V.V.

L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul Brun's home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. The vines range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular local "dorée" or "golden" limestone that is laden with iron. These older vines have always been farmed organically and harvested by hand and yield small, thick-skinned Gamay berries. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian rather than the normal carbonic maceration in Beaujolais. The palate shows lush, ripe berry fruits backed by citrusy acidity, quite refreshing. The finish is long and sappy with bright red fruits and tart acidity - stock-up on this crowd-pleasing Beaujolais!

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2018 Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion Cab Franc No SO2

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

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux

The 2009 BAMA shows bright deep red/black color with lovely high-toned red fruit liqueur - strawberry, black currant and cassis, with violet and earth. The palate is dense and ripe with bright acidity - not at all heavy, but with intense black and red fruits backed by flavors of mineral and earth. On day two the bright deep fruits have become more focused and linger on the palate in the long and very mineral finish. This is quite enjoyable as a young wine, especially after a day open, unencumbered by over-extraction and new oak - but beware, this style is for those who like some earth in their Bordeaux! Best to cellar for a very long time...

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $47.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux

Clos du Jaugueyron's wines are farmed with organic and biodynamic techniques, with some of the most careful methods that exist in the Médoc. Only natural fermentation happens in the cellar. In '15 the bottling is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. According to our trusted supplier, the 2015 Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is in great shape. Speaking of a recent visit with Michel Théron's wines from this vintage, he says "all the '15s from the domaine were open and generous" - even this serious cuvée is "ready to drink" if one doesn't mind the "bolder fruit" that this vintage offers. He describes the structure as "spot on, very well balanced" today. Still, he believes it will "benefit immensely from time in the cellar." Although I haven't tasted this vintage personally, I can only imagine how good this wine is. Maybe I'll declare tonight a special occasion and grab a bottle... David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $124.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Grolet 2019 Côtes de Bourg "Origines"

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping) Our biodynamic friends, the Hubert family, make the lovely  Chateau La Grolet "Origines" from old vines of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The 2019 shows a deep red/black color with high-toned aromas of ripe cassis and black raspberry with cedar, brown spice and earth, really quite pretty. The palate is supple, elegant and well-structured with cassis and red fruits over firm acidity with earth and mineral flavors. This is a real Bordeaux of terroir that is delicious now especially if decanted many hours in advance or opened the night before. Cellaring for five to ten years will create a lovely mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping)  The Hubert family are owners of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours in Blaye and Chateau La Grolet in Bourg. The farming here is among the best in Bordeaux, certified organic and biodynamic. The vineyards are a fantastic oasis of greenery compared to the rest of Bordeaux, and are located on slopes of clay over limestone giving the wines good concentration and firm minerality. The Quintessence of Peybonhomme is a selection of the best juice from tastings each year and is primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, a portion of which is aged in new oak. The 2019 is a beautiful and lively Bordeaux showing deep aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, spice and earth. The palate is supple and ripe, lifted by cool acidity, with complex black fruits, earth and mineral flavors with a long finish. The wine broadens and gains complexity with time open so decant if possible. A versatile food wine, this beautifully balanced Bordeaux will accompany anything from roast chicken to pork dishes to steak. Put a few in your cellar for a mature experience, best 2025 to 2035+.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2019 Vin de France (Médoc)

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. In the glass, the '19 is rich and plummy in color. The nose is heady, with awesome smells of mint, fresh garden soil, graphite, and pungent  dark flowers. Flavors steer towards ripe forest fruits, like blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Anise and herbs, with crunchy minerals, add flare to the wine's fruit. Great density, a velvety texture with engaging tannins and bright acidity. Definitely a bold Bordeaux, clocking in at 15% ABV, but so delicious, well structured and drinkable. Yum! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $54.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

Bordeaux White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $549.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $274.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $164.99

Guillemot-Michel 2019 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

Created in 2017, this cuvee is issued from grapes in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard, vinified in amphora of 800 liters. The 65 year-old vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" an old root-stock obtained in 1880, giving very low yields with magnificent small grapes, of a deep gold color. The Retour a la Terre presents the exotic notes typical of the domaine with an extra dimension of expression due to the respiration of the amphora. The small grapes of "Champ-Rond" ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol -  they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the elevage in amphora gives the wine a great purity.  The wine shows elegant floral, white fruit, apricot, lemon and stone aromas. The palate is round, dense and silky with fabulous length. This is a superb white Burgundy that is delicious now and will cellar beatifully for fifteen to twenty years. Highly recommended!

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $94.99

Lienhardt, Antoine 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté

Aligoté from rocky soils of clay and limestone, aged in old barrels and concrete eggs. The vines are on average 40 years old. This is very serious Aligoté, saline and delicately aromatic, with fine texture. An example of the next generation of Burgundy growers taking vineyards with potential and realizing it by treating it with respect. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $129.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $89.99

Rougeot, Pierre Henri 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot - Petits Clos

From a small piece of Morgeot, close to the upper limit of the hillside where it turns to forest. What a wine. Please dispel whatever preconceptions you may have of 2018 white Burgundy. This clocks in at under 13% but sacrifices no intensity. Crisp stone fruit and daffodils in the nose and an incredible mineral presence that doesn't go away. This will make for great wine down the road. Wow.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $159.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rougeot, Pierre Henri 2019 Meursault Sous la Velle

This comes from Pierre-Henri's family's considerable holdings in this parcel just at the foot of the village. No shortage of ripeness here but still good length and energy here, all white peach and toasted sesame in the nose, with a lovely salty note in the mid-palate. Yummy.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Champagne

Bourmault, Christian NV Base 14/15 Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre 1er

 A new-ish grower for Chambers Street Wines, Christian Bourmault from Avize works organically with some parcels certified. The Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre is 100% old vine Chardonnay from 2 lieux-dits in Cuis. Fermented in barrel, bottled with 3g/l dosage. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers (jonquil and lemon blossom) and chalk. The palate is nervy and stony on the attack with ripe orchard fruit and citrus oil flavors and hint of creaminess before culminating on a driving chiseled finish. This has great flair and brio and should gain in nuance with a time in the cellar, provided one can keep their hands of their stash. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

Diebolt Vallois NV Champagne Brut Prestige Blanc de Blancs

From a perpetual cuvée , vinified in barrel. The fruit comes from Cramant, Chouilly, and Mesnil-sur-Orger. Upon first opening, the wine offers aromas of white flowers and lemon verbena, giving way to notes of chalk and sea spray. The palate  is creamy-textured with a fine bead and lemon and golden apple flavors enrobing a mouthwatering, deeply chalky core. This is a shimmering, age-worthy blanc de blancs , that pairs incisive minerality with elegant ripe white fruit, and nuance from the perpetual cuvée of vins clairs. Beautifully rendered and a joy to drink. Highly recommended! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Drey Moutier 1.5L

Whereas the Les Goulats is a more powerful and structured Coteaux, Les Drey Le Moutier is more overtly chalky and high-toned. The robe is an intense ruby. The nose (worth the price of admission) is spicy and red-fruited with notes of rose petal and cherry stone and though structured, the palate is a bit more juicy on the palate. Both of Coteaux Rouges are poised and elegant, though this is more silk to Goulats' (very pretty) velvet. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Les Goulats 1.5L

100% organically-farmed Pinot Noir. Les Goulats is a single parcel located in Chamery. The northeast-facing slope is comprised of sandy clays over limestone. For the Coteaux Rouge, the grapes are destemmed. The 2018  Coteaux Champenois Rouge Les Goulats is a most expressive Coteaux. Black-fruited, ripe, and a bit bosky on the nose. The palate shows black cherry and black berry seed fruit on a broad and structured palate. Impressive length and fine-grained tannins beneath fruit bode for excellent ageability. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $184.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

Horiot 2017 Rosé des Riceys En Barmont (Still)

Bruised strawberry, red flowers on the nose. Dusty sweet flower petals. Tangy, sour apple, apple peel, tangerine peel. Long chalky finish.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huré Frères 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Instantée Blanc de Noirs

The "Instantanée" cuvée is considered a vintage snapshot by the Huré brothers. The 2014 vintage is comprised of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier aged sur latte for 6 years and bottled with 3 g/l dosage. The wine boasts a pale gold/yellow robe with a fine bead and frothy mousse. Toast, orange oil, spice and clay aromas dance on the on the nose. The min-weight palate shows fine ripeness countered by mouthwatering acidity on the attack. Briny, spicy pinot character with a core of firm soil notes feature on the mid-palate with real persistence and expansive depth on the lipsmacking finish with excellent after-aromas. This is a bracing blanc de noirs and shows admirably at the table now, but should truly shine with some time in the bottle to allow the elements knit. Champagne Huré Frères has been on a roll for a number of years and the wines seem to improve with every vintage. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Chavot Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier

Aurélien Laherte decided to retool his previous Brut Rosé Ultradition Champagne and focus on one exclusively made from Pinot Meunier. This Champagne combines 60% immediately pressed Meunier blended with 30% macerated Meunier and 10% still red Meunier (most rosé Champagnes only opt for one of these methods of production).  This wine has a deep salmon robe with delicate flavors of wild cherry, salty plum, dried tarragon, and a sharp streak of chalky minerality. A Champagne with both finesse and structure, you can serve this as an aperitif or pair this with lighter meats or a rare filet mignon! 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

  • Organic

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

  • Organic

Minière F & R 17 Base Champagne Influence Cuvée Brut

Located in Hemonville northwest of Reims just past Merfy, Champagne Minière F & R (Frederique and Rudolphe) fashion organic, barrel-aged Champagnes from 2 Ha of their 8 Ha holdings. The 2017 base Influence is comprised of 41% Pinot Noir, 36% Pinot Meunier, and 23% Chardonnay.The robe is a pale golden yellow with a soft mousse and ultrafine bead. The nose is a lovely mélange of golden apple, orange blossom and biscuity aromas. The palate is ripe and even a bit creamy, with a fine bead of chalky minerality driving on to the expansive and delicious finish. This has wonderful length and a sophisticated texture. This will delight fans of classically styled Champagnes and pair beautifully with richer dishes. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • 2 in stock
  • $67.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Rene Geoffroy 2014 Champagne Brut 'Empriente'

100% Pinot Noir from Cumières in the Grande Vallée. Fermented and aged in a combination of tank and barrel.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic

Saint Chamant 2010 Grand Cru Brut Integral Blanc de Blancs

Christian Coquillette of Saint-Charmant is a firm believer in extended lees aging, and he disgorges only once the wines have been ordered. All Saint Chamant Champagnes are of a distinctive style and sophisticated quality, reflecting well the elegance and refinement of their maker. They display a heady, old-time richness and vinosity with extremely fine bubbles.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne GC C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

 Aurelien Suenen's wines  display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Oiry GC Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Wines from the village of Oiry are typically sold under the Cramant designation (we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet), so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees. The 2018 was disgorged in June of 2021 and bottled with 3 g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $113.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

Chandon de Briailles 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses

3.13 hectares of vines dating from 1938, with an average age of 40 years, in limestone clay soils, well exposed to the east. Île des Vergelesses is considered the finest climat in Pernand-Vergelesses and the Chandon bottling is a truly fabulous wine, year after year. The fruit is distinctly red here but reviewing my notes, I was apparently more concerned with the mouthfeel and texture than any kind of flavor descriptor.I also used a bad word in my hyperbole. This starts out quite point and linear, with incredible drive, but broadens in the mid-palate and becomes quite lacy. Overall this is quite delicate, with just the right amount of grip. Tremendous. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $99.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $339.99

Rateau 2019 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

The 2019 Rateau "Reversées" shows generous black cherry, boysenberry, notes of cherry pit and anise on the nose. Ripe mid-weight palate, ripe black fruits, hints of iodine and iron and other soil beneath supple structure. A bit lighter and brighter than the 2018. Succulent acidity and savory mineral notes offset the ripeness and lend energy and drive on a balanced and mineral palate-coating finish.. The purity of fruit and earth notes are finely balanced and this is an excellent Burgundy for the mid-term. A fine pairing with braised chicken thighs with mustard, tarragon, and shallots. A great value from the pioneer of biodynamic Burgundy! 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rouges-Queues 2019 Maranges Rouge 1er Cru Clos Roussots

Located on the lower slopes of the Mont de Sène, abutting Santenay with a sunny south-southwest exposure.  The 40+ year-old vines produce small bunches of grape. Rouges-Queues makes beautiful, expressive Burgundies that deserve a place in one's cellar.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Rouges-Queues 2019 Santenay

From 3 parcels of old vines in clay and limestone soils of the Les Saunières lieu-dit beneath Clos Rousseau.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Voillot, Joseph 2005 Pommard Vieilles Vignes

Bright sweet fruit on the nose with earth and smoke; rich and quite full-bodied, plenty of ripe tannin and sweet fruit — classic Pommard. JW

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $144.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

Cornu-Camus 2020 Hautes Cotes de Beaune

Based in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune and farming a series of relatively humble appellations, Lydia Cornu makes delicious affordable red Burgundies. There are no tricks or bells and whistles, just good farming and a light touch in the cellar. This Hautes Cote De Nuits comes from vines between 25 and 40 years old and is full of quite bright red fruit, brambly spice and a lovely spine of snappy acidity. On day one, it showed a really silky, classic young Burgundy  chalky dusty mineral character that belies its limestone soils, while day two revealed a chalky dusty mineral character that belies its limestone soils, so feel free to give this a splash in a decanter, then throw some duck breast in a pan and enjoy! Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $94.99

Magnien, Henri 2019 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

The northernmost edge of Gevrey, 'Champeaux' is high on the hill, and a jigsaw puzzle of terraces and different exposures. The rocky soils make for very precise and long-lived wines. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $159.99

Magnien, Henri 2019 Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

From eight different parcels, with an average vine age of sixty years and some vines that go back to 1915. A terrific calling card for this domaine. There is lovely fullish strawberry and dark cherry fruit, with real grip and structure without losing the prettiness of the wine. The finish is long and quite spicy and savory. The oak is exceptionally well-judged and well-handled. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic

Pataille, Sylvain 2019 Marsannay Clos du Roy

Vines here range from twenty to seventy years old, planted in red clay and gravel. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pataille, Sylvain 2019 Marsannay Grasses Tetes

From two parcels within the vineyard, with shallow rocky limestone at the top and deeper clay lower down. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Loire

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Baudry 2019 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

 The Baudry Chinon "Domaine" is always one of our favorite reds from the Loire Valley and it's a sensational value as well.   All Cabernet Franc of course, a blend of 75% from a parcel in St. Louans, where the thin clay/limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, with 25% from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentation, aging in 5 to 10 year-old wooden vats and cement with almost no added SO2. The 2019 Domaine  shows a deep red/black color and beautiful fresh aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of earth, roast meat, black pepper and violet. The palate is dense and sapid with supple strawberry and blackberry liqueur, lacking a bit of the sweet, lush character of the 2018, but showing more underlying mineral flavors lifted by bright acidity. The fruit is quite ripe but the wine is beautifully balanced - it's delicious now and will be singing in 2031 as well. Highly recommended.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Boulay, Gérard 2020 Sancerre Chavignol "La Cote"

Boulay’s parcel in “La Grande Côte,” which is partially owned and partically rented, is one of three designated Crus of Chavignol and is reputed for producing wines of incredible precision. Overall, Gerard Boulay's “terre blanche” vineyards produce some of the most distinctive and soil-inflected Sauvignon Blancs in the Loire, with a delineation and minerality often reminiscent of a top Chablis. Boulay is certainly among the top examples of the appellation, including Boulay's neighbors (Cotat Bros., Vatan). These are gorgeous, highly complex wines that are a clear step above "regular" Sancerre, and can age easily for 10-20 years or more.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Brégeon, Michel 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Fred Lallier is now in charge at Domaine Bregeon and is doing great work at this important estate - one of the leaders in the return to quality in Muscadet. Certified organic, the 2019 Muscadet is from average 40 year-old vines in Gabbro terroirs in and around Gorges - it shows distinctive aromas associated with this terroir - pear, stone, petrol, anise and mushroom, with lovely white fruits in this ripe vintage with hints of lemon confit and wet stone. The palate is round and ripe, framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors, with stone fruits, earth, almond, anise and citrus that continue in the long finish. This is a lovely Muscadet in a riper style that is quite delicious now and should open up nicely over the next five years. Please decant or open an hour in advance.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2021 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

(Arrives 5/24) Stéphane Orieux's father Joseph converted the estate to organic agriculture back in 1967, and Stéphane has continued (now certified by Ecocert) the great vineyard work of his father. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermentations are with wild yeasts and minimal sulfur is used. The 2021 Bregeonnette is from vines on sandy clay and micashiste soils and is a beautiful example of a young, vibrant Muscadet from organic farming. The aromas are classic Muscadet: pear, green apple, citrus, fresh herbs and wet stone with floral hints. The palate is refreshing with subtle white fruits and citrus with hints of mineral and almond, with firm citrusy acids in the finish. This is a delicious and versatile Muscadet to serve with shellfish and white fish such as cod, haddock and sole and it's a nice aperitif as well. 

  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Bretêche (Arrives 6/8)

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) Bretêche (Domaine de la Chevalerie is the only estate claiming this vineyard name) is the easternmost vineyard, a rented plot on the border of Ingrandes-de-Touraine. On the southwestern exposed upper part of the mid-slope, the vines are planted on a meter-deep heavier clay with high mica content above the Turonian yellow tuffeau. The vines, biodynamically farmed, are between 25 to 55 years old. More powerful than Busardières with broader tannins, the wine maintains a great freshness. Hand-harvested and destemmed, the grapes are macerated for up to 20 days and aged in large used barrels in the magnificent underground cave dug into the yellow tuffeau for roughly 8 to 10 moths. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.  2014 is considered a great classic vintage in the Loire for Cabernet Franc, and it is indeed very good at Domaine de la Chevalerie, with fruit a little darker than the 2015 (this opposite to a lot of other estates in the region).  Ruby purple in the glass this cuvée as usual has more freshness, tension and a little austerity - 2014 enhances these typical quality of the wine! More open than the 2015, the nose has distinctive black cherry,  elderberry notes, Chinese badiane and spearmint. The palate is still deliciously youthful barely showing any evolution, with lean and brilliant acidity, and oolong-like tannins. It is already very-well structured and poised, not angular at all. Decant it 2 hours and serve it in Bordeaux glasses, or keep it 20 years or so - I would say it will reach another plateau by 2025. Enjoy it with a duck magret, the juice reduced with a touch of raspberry vinegar, or sweetbreads in a madeira sauce. 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier 

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Cuvée Chevalerie (6/8)

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic/biodynamic vineyards on their superb terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. 2014 is a superb vintage for the Cuvee Chevalerie which shows a lovely deep red color and fresh ripe black raspberry and cassis with black pepper, stone, prune and roast meat. The palate is well-structured and quite concentrated with complex black fruit liqueur, spice, bitter chocolate, licorice and truffle, with a long finish of sappy fruit and mineral flavors. This is a beautiful Bourgueil of terroir that can be enjoyed now with coq-qu-vin, steak au poivre and grilled lamb, best to wait  3 - 5 years, then drink until 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Les Galichets Arrives 6/8

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) Domaine de la Chevalerie's "Les Galichets" vineyard is on the lower part of the Turonian slope just below the "Chevalerie" plot,  with clay -alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex,  giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The vines average about 60 years of age. The wine is aged in large old barrels, and bottled after 6 months unfined unfiltered. 2014 Galichets is an archetypal Bourgueil to enjoy now!  This wine is a fabulous mix of fruit and minerals, perfectly balanced and with terrific length: dense black/red color, with aromas that blend soil, stone and blackberry fruit with hints of cocoa and violet. The palate is dense and supple and round without any heaviness - a blend of stone  and ripe red and black fruits, continuing in the long, graceful mineral finish. This is a beautiful Bourgueil that can be enjoyed now with roast chicken, pork dishes, even a steak - or hold for ten to fifteen years for a mature experience. It's a fabulous value  - congratulations to the Caslots! 100% Cabernet Franc. David Lillie / Pascaline Lepeltier (Re-tasted on Jan 3, 2022 - when opened it's very good, but on day 2 it's fabulous, a beautiful mouthful of earth and minerals , a bit of musk and gorgeous dark fruits. I'm buying a case, I suggest you do the same!)

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Peu Muleau (June 8)

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) Peu Muleau is located on the upper part of the hill, above the Domaine de la Chevalerie and just below the forest of chestnut, acacia, oak, pine and birch, on Cenozoic eolian sands with iron, clay and altered tuffeau. The vines are around 35 years old, and farmed biodynamically. The maceration last less than 20 days. Aging is done in a mix of tank and large used barrels with less and less oak. This is the earliest drinking single-vineyard cuvée, always on the raspberry and wild violet with very supple tannins, but you can keep it up to 10 years without a problem. 2014 Loire reds are really great wines, despite a tricky vintage for the producers. Yet with the best the wines are delicious, in a classic ligérien style. It means the Peu Muleau from the Caslot in just a winner, a terrific value and such a great Bourgueil to enjoy now! The wine has a unique chalky minerality, subtle and earthy on the palate -  the nose explodes with raspberry and cherry blossom, coriander seeds and Sichuan pepper. The ripe, salivating acidity is driving the palate, with supple tannins, and a lingering saltiness. It is ready to drink now, but cellared  for 4-5 years you will gain some nice earthy secondary tones. Pair it with  a beautiful pâté en croûte, duck rillette or a summer porcini risotto. 100% Cabernet Franc. PL/DL

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Bretêche Arrives 6/8

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) Bretêche (Domaine de la Chevalerie is  the only estate claiming this vineyard name) is the easternmost vineyard, a rented plot on the border of Ingrandes-de-Touraine. On the southwestern exposed upper part of the mid-slope, the vines are planted on a meter-deep heavier clay with high mica content above the Turonian yellow tuffeau. The vines, biodynamically farmed are between 25 to 55 years old. More powerful than Busardières with broader tannins, the wine maintains a great freshness. Hand-harvested and destemmed, the grapes are macerated for up to 20 days and aged in large used barrels in the magnificent underground cave dug into the yellow tuffeau for roughly 8 to 10 moths. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 2015 was an easier, more mastered vintage for the Caslot siblings, as the growing season was never extreme, and the harvests were peaceful. A little more concentrated than the 2014, especially in acidity, this a great vintage for the Domaine! Bretêche 15 is still a baby! Purple in the glass, the wine as usual has more freshness, tension and a little austerity. This is even more apparent here. The nose is a little restrained, showing progressively a lot of black and red currant and cranberry, hibiscus tea and black cardamon. In the palate, it is a superbly balanced wine, with some chiseled tannins enhanced by the lingering acidity. There is less flesh than other cuvées, and the texture is sleeker  but absolutely charming and vibrant - and could please any Burgundy lover. You will pick up more herbal notes in the palate : tobacco, beet juice, pink peppercorn. A great bottle to keep 10 years and plus, as it is built to age!  To serve it now, decant it a good hour at least or enjoy it over multiple days - a superb pairing would be with a roasted deboned pigeon stuffed with nettle and foie gras, but a slowly roasted pork loin with black garlic condiment would also be delicious. 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier 

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Les Galichets Arrives 6/8

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) The Chevalerie "Galichets" vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoil, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age - similar to the "Chevalerie" parcel but a bit lower on the slope, giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The 2015 vintage is excellent, with a bit more ripeness and lower acidity than 2014, while retaining the core of minerals and acidity aslways found in the Chevalerie wines. The aromas of black raspberry and blackberry fruit are ripe and floral. The palate is dense and silky, very mineral with ripe red and black fruits and a clean vibrant finish. Still quite youthful, I would open this bottle the night before or give it a long decant, best perhaps 2022 - 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Peu Muleau Arrives 6/8

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th) Peu Muleau is located on the upper part of the hill in Bourgueil, just below the forest, on Cenozoic eolian sands with iron, clay and altered limestone tuffeau. The vines are around 35 years old, and farmed biodynamically. The maceration lasts less than 20 days. Aging is done in a mix of tank and large used barrels with less and less oak. This is the earliest drinking single-vineyard cuvée, always on the raspberry and wild violet with very supple tannins, but you can keep it up to 5 years without a problem. Peu Muleau is always more linear than Les Galichets - it does not have the same clay-gravel flesh, dancing on its feet with great elegance. The 2015 shows a bright red color and aromas that are more earth than fruit with subtle raspberry, strawberry, citrus and spice. The palate is a lovely blend of earth and red fruits,fairly tight but quite elegant with firm acidity and mineral flavors blending with raspberry and violet in the finish. Warning - not a fruit bomb and best suited to those who like some rocks in their wine. Best to decant or cellar 3 - 5 years.  David Lillie  (Travelogue - On one of our early visits to the Loire, we were driving through the Coteaux du Loir, then headed south over the hills to descend into Bourgueil. This is the site of "Peu Muleau," as you come over the top of the hills, through the forest, with suddenly the Loire Valley revealed below, with the fabulous light, and the vineyards sloping gradually down to the river. ..)

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2016 Bourgueil Grand Mont

(Pre-arrival, in store week of June 6th)  "Grand Mont" is perhaps the greatest site in Bourgueil - a high, south-facing slope on yellow Turonian limestone with shallow sandy clay soils, rich in mica. Wines from this vineyard are built to age and this rare bottling from Domaine de la Chevalerie is a beautiful example. They started to produce it in 2009, and they consider it their grande cuvée. The wine ages in a one-year-old barrel and several older barrels for 7 months, bottled unfined unfiltered, released 5 to 6 years after the vintage. 2016 was a tough year for the winemakers in Touraine, beginning with a disastrous frost, followed by a rainy spring and outbreaks of mildew that continued into early July. From mid-July through October the weather was sunny and beautiful with just enough rain in September to help the ripening. Matthieu Baudry is reminded of 2002, but perhaps with a bit more tannin and concentration. I would put the 2016 Grant Mont away for eight to ten years and enjoy at least until 2045-2050.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2017 Bourgueil Noms D'Oiseaux

The new Chevalerie cuvée "Noms D'Oiseaux" is from two parcels symbolic of the domain, each situated at the two extremities of the slope overlooking the Loire.  “Nom d’Oiseaux” to warn of the urgent need to respect our biodiversity, not just false pretences but through real actions. At any rate, the 2017 is a subtle and intriguing Bourgueil showing a bright deep red/garnet color with fresh aromas of raspberry, violet, citrus and earth. On the palate there is firm acidity and chalky texture with bright raspberry and strawberry fruit with mineral and spice notes. The fruit shows layers of complexity with aeration, the finish is long and tart with red fruits and earth lingering on the palate. This is a lovely light-bodied Bourgueil that will beautifully accompany a roasted farm chicken. David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2018 Bourgueil Diptyque "Franco de Port" (6/1

(Arrives June 1st)  The Chevalerie Bourgueil Diptyque is from vines located on 1 to 2 meters deep sand and gravel intermixed with clay soils on an old alluvial terrace close to the Loire, at the foot of the coteau. This terroir  gives supple, fruit driven Cabernet without being green or too simple thanks to the Biodynamic farming of the domain. If you don’t believe cabernet franc can be delicious, juicy, savoury yet fruity, just try this wine!  2018 was a beautifully ripe and well-balanced vintage for Loire reds - The 2018 Diptyque shows a deep black/red color with aromas of forest floor, black cherry liqueur, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and licorice with bright hints of herbs and citrus peel. The palate is bright, sapid and supple wth dense flavors of earth, black fruits , anise, cocoa and chalky minerals. The finish is long, with lingering black fruits, minerals and earth with very firm citrusy acids and cocoa at the end. Wow, just a delicious and beautiful young Cabernet Franc! Tannins are really gentle yet present, with a licorice root feel. Even if it is the vin de soif, you can drink it over a couple of days - it will only get better! Keep it up to 5 years with no problem. Serve with charcuterie, pork chops or roast chicken and be happy! 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier/David Lillie

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2018 Savennières Clos du Papillon (Stained Labe

(Please Note: Current inventory of the 2018 "Clos du Papillon" has  partially stained labels) "The Clos du Papillon is a small valley at mid slope, beautifully exposed southwest to the light of the Loire. There are schist, rhyolite but also quartz. The topsoil layer is very shallow (60 cm) which provides excellent drainage for rainwater. The vine growing conditions are difficult, forcing it to develop its roots deep in the rock cracks to draw nutrients. The climate in that parcel allows for a level of highly advanced maturity, with grapes that concentrate aromas under the action of botrytis.  The body and the very long finish make the Clos du Papillon a gastronomic wine to accompany lobster, scallops, smoked fish, Turbots, Saint Peter. It is also interesting with delicate white meats such as veal or capon, along with truffles or mushrooms. Classic mountain cheeses like old Salers, or 5 to 6 years old Comté are equally delicious with this great Savennières." -  Domaine du Closel.    2018 is a great vintage for the Clos du Papillon, combining excellent ripeness with bright acidity and great balance - the wine shows beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with honeysuckle, lime-flower and dried herbs with hints of smoke and earth.  The palate is superb, very ripe and dense with white fruits, citrus, almond and stone with very firm lemony acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is very long with bitter lemon and saline minerals. Drinking beautifully now, this should age perfectly, peak drinking perhaps to 2040 and beyond. David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Coulaine 2018 Chinon Les Picasses

This is a superb "les Picasses" from Jean de Bonnaventure at Chateau de Coulaine, which has been practising organic and biodynamic agriculture since 1988. The parcel is at the top of the vineyard with southern exposure, on the classic clay/limestone "tuffeau" in Beaumont-en-Veron. This quite dense and powerful Chinon is aged in one-third new barrels and barrels of one and two wines.The wine shows a dark red/black color with beautiful aromas of ripe strawberry and black-raspberry with earth, citrus and spice, really deep and pretty. The palate is quite dense and a bit more round and open than usual in the sunny 2018 vintage, with dark berry fruits framed in a touch of oak. The fruit is elegant and deep and the wine finishes with black fruits, earth, firm acidity and elegant tannins. This is a "serious" Chinon of terroir that will drink beautifully young and will age nicely as well - this will be a very interesting mature wine from 2030 - 2040+

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Coulaine (Bonaventure) 2020 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

2020 is an excellent vintage for the Coulaine "Domaine" cuveé - the wine is an oustanding value in Chinon for current drinking. The estate is certified organic since 1997.  The vines average 25 years-old and come from a variety of parcels around the estate on clay/limestone and on sand/gravel soils, vinified to accentuate the fruit and youthful enjoyment. There is a cold maceration in concrete vats with minimal extraction, fermentation with wild yeasts and aging in both conrete vats and old barrels. Minimal SO2 is used. The wine shows a deep red/black color and lovely aromas of black raspberry and cassis. The palate is supple and ripe with deep red and black fruit flavors with earth and minerals and with terrific length. Serve this lovely wine cool with white meats, grilled pork and lamb, green vegetables, charcuterie and fresh goat chesses, drink within 2-3 years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Coulaine 2019 Chinon Bonaventure

Chateau de Coulaine is one of the very best estates in Chinon, with a long history dating back to 1300! The domain has been certified organic since 1997 and is now run by the young and very capable Jean de Bonaventure. Coming from 30-year old organically farmed Cabernet Franc vines planted on yellow limestone and sandstone, with sandy clay soils, the 2019 "Bonaventure" is a superb Chinon to drink now and over the next 5 to 8 years. In this great vintage for Loire reds, the wine shows lush blackberry, plum, earth and spice aromas with a dense, supple palate of black fruits, earth and saline minerals. Meant to be drunk young, the wine shows surprising depth and elegance with the refreshing brightness one finds in good Chinon. Serve cool with grilled foods this summer, roast chicken and charcuterie.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $26.99

Domaine Aux Moines 2019 Savennieres Roche Aux Moines

 Domaine aux Moines is operated by an incredible mother/daughter (Monique & Tessa Laroche) team organically, and now with biodynamic practices as well, farming under 10 hectares of Chenin Blanc. The vineyards stand next to the famed 'Coulée de Serrant' on South-West facing hillsides of predominately schist soils. Since her arrival Tessa has been improving every detail to be able to make more precise, transparent, complex wines. The results are spectacular and she is now one of the best examples of Roche-aux-Moines, and of course also Savennières.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Gaudry 2019 Sancerre Les Garennes Pinot Fin

(Arrives Friday 2/18)  100% Pinot Fin from 60-80 old vines, the small-berried old version of Pinot Noir, grown on iron-rich "caillotes" soil.  The grapes are hand-harvested followed by whole cluster fermentation in wooden vat. I had been very much looking forward to tasting this and was not disappointed. This was lush upon opening, with a nose full of dark cherry and blackberry liqueur and some spice from the stems, and more pure full red fruit on the palate buoyed by the balanced acidity. However, on day two it took on a much more intensely mineral character. The fruit receded a bit, revealing a chalky spine that let no doubt as to the wine's place of origin. As Burgundy prices climb, a wine like this becomes ever more appealing - this would be a great counterpoint to a top bottle of Santenay or Volnay. Not inexpensive, but worth the price, just a brilliant wine! Enjoy until 2035.  (36 bottles available)

Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gilbert 2019 Menetou-Salon Rouge

From 30 year-old vines planted at 10,000 vines per hectare, on clay over Kimmeridgian limestone in Menetou-Salon, where the highly valued "Marnes de Saint-Doulchard," rich in fossilized shells, gives particularly outstanding wines. Mostly de-stemmed, 3 week wild yeast fermentation in tronconic wood foudres. 12 months aging on the lees followed by 10 - 12 months in concrete vats. Philippe Gilbert's red Menetou-Salon, entirely from Pinot Noir is  "...aromatically sweet, fresh and bright.  It offers up smoked cherry infused with a powdery minerality. The palate is polished, fresh, pure and bright, with attractively defined fruit and vigorous acidity. It finishes with some powdery grip... this is really excellent. (The Wine Doctor) 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France "53" Cabernet Franc

From old vines of Cabernet Franc on schist, most planted in 1953, de-stemmed, short fermentation with no extraction. "53" shows a bright, deep red/purple color and the palate is supple, round and ripe with dense, earthy cassis and berry fruit and stone flavors backed by firm acidity. This needs aeration or a few years in the cellar, and there is nice freshness to the wine - the dark fruit will pair well with grilled meats and charcuterie. Serve cool.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige (4/11)

2018 brings us another great Cuvée Prestige from Stéphane Guion in Bourgueil, whose domaine has been certified organic since the 1960s. From vines averaging 45 years old on thin topsoils of sandy clay over limestone (tuffau jaune) in Benais, a terroir that produces some of the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils. 2018 is a great vintage for Loire reds, despite the very warm and humid spring that brought attacks of mildew. The summer was perfect, warm and dry, without spikes of heat, and the soils retained enough moisture to bring freshness to the very ripe grapes. Tasted with Stéphane in February 2020, the 2018 Prestige showed elegant intensely perfumed aromas of red and black fruit liqueurs. The palate was complex and earthy, very calcaire, dense but not heavy with beautifully supple ripe red and black fruits, with a long finish of saline and mineral flavors quite present below the sappy fruit. We look forward to a more thorough tasting after the wine rests from its voyage, but it's quite clear that this will be delicious to drink as a young wine, and - although it may seem crazy to cellar a $17 wine for 20 to 30 years - those that do will be rewarded with a unique expression of this great terroir. I'm hoping to live to be 100 to have that experience myself!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2019 Bourgueil Cuvée Domaine

(Pre-Arrival, in store 5/13)  This is another beautiful wine from the shy and affable Stéphane Guion who is quietly making some of the best wines in Bourgueil. His 2019 Cuvèe Domaine is from not-so-young (15 to 40 year-old) vines, mostly on clay/limestone terroir in Benais and is equal to the superb 2018 with perhaps a bit more brightness to the fruit. The wine shows a vibrant black/red color and lush aromas of raspberry and blackberry confit, dark chocolate and violets - very deep and ripe but still bright with earthy hints as well. The palate is medium-bodied and very fresh with firm acidity and chalky, saline mineral flavors framing the very ripe, chalky red and black fruits, which continue in the long sappy finish. Drink now, served cool, with grilled chicken and pork, charcuterie, green vegetables and mild cheeses, or hold 5 to 8 years for a velvety mature experience. This is a beautiful wine and a sensational value! David Lillie

  • red
  • 55 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Arnaud NV Cremant de Loire Breze

Arnaud Lambert is based in Brézé, in the heart of the Saumur appellation. He makes a series of excellent still and sparkling wines from Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc planted in quite porous chalk soils mixed with clay and sand. He has been certified organic since 2012. His sparkling wines are a perpetual source of incredible value and this latest edition of the Cremant de Loire from Brézé is no different. 75% Chenin and 25% Chardonnay, this is all Meyer lemon and peach pit earthiness on the nose, with little bits of dried honeycomb around the edges. More stone fruit on the palate, with toasted hazelnuts and Melba toast in the finish, with lovely salty mineral notes. This is terrific for the price. Drink up and open a second. Sam Ehrlich

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

  • Organic

Landron, Jo 2019 Vin de France Melonix

 Melonix is a 'vin de table' from  30+ year old organically tended Melon de Bourgogne vines. Jo Landron and his team harvest by hand, ferment with indigenous yeast, and produce this wine without filtration or added sulfur during vinificatiion. (A small dosage is added before bottling)  Lovely aromatics, with subtle mineral notes and Chablis-like, dense stone fruit. This is definitely a bit fatter than some of Landron's other wines, expressing some creamy lemon character, but maintaining a clean mineral finish. It's a real joy to drink and remarkably pure for a wine with minimal sulfur.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Luneau-Papin 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Vera Cruz

Vera Cruz is a new cuvée from Luneau-Papin, from 45 year-old vines on a terroir of schistes and gneiss "a deux micas" in Vallet, farmed with certified organic and biodynamic methods.  A wine of terroir rather than fruit, even in the ripe 2019 vintage, the wine shows elegant aromas of pear, grilled almond, stone and citrus. The palate is dense and very mineral, showing more flavor of earth than fruit, with a lovely finish of stone, minerals and white fruit that coats the palate - really a superb combination of density and minerality.  Perfect now with fine oysters, grilled dorade, sole, cod and seared scallops. Or cellar - this wine should be very interesting in 5 to 10 years. Label inspired by Mondrian and the varied terroirs of Muscadet. DL

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Luneau-Papin 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Terre de Pierre

(Arrives 5/24) This fascinating wine is from a parcel of 50 year-old vines on La Butte de la Roche,  a dramatic dome of igneous rock with quartz stones and serpentine minerals overlooking the marshes of Goulaine. Pierre-Marie Luneau is in charge here and is doing great organic /biodynamic vineyard work, reclaiming this wonderful site with vines planted in 1974. The serpentine rock creates a very poor soil, giving wines that are normally somewhat austere and marked by intense minerality the 2020 was enhanced by aging of 14 months on the lees, with bottling in November of 2021.  The 2020 "Terre de Pierre" is bright and crystalline with citrus aromas and hints of stone and dried herbs. The palate is elegant and crisp with firm saline acidity, with pear, almond and citrus flavors, and the terroir kicks in nicely with intense mineral notes and firm acidity that tingles the palate. The finish is long and scintillating with subtle white fruits and minerals. Serve this lovely Muscadet now with shellfish, cod and sole, seared scallops, or cellar for 10 to 15 years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2019 Vin de France Les Rossignoux

Christophe Foucher makes brilliant natural wines on his 5 hectare estate, La Lunotte, in Couffy,  on the southern bank of the Cher River, near St. Aignan, just a short distance from our friends at Clos Roche Blanche. Christophe grows Sauvignon Blanc, Menu Pineau, Cabernet Franc, Cot and Gamay, farmed with strict organic methods and vinified without sulfites or other additives and bottled by hand, unfiltered. The 2019 Roussignoux #2 shows a pale gold color with aromas of dried herbs, pear, candied citrus, mint and wet stone, slightly oxidative in the style of a Jura white, The palate shows a dense mineral core with ripe citrus, pear, dried apple, stone and herbal flavors that continue in the long finish with firm acidity. Serve with a full-flavored ceviche, fish or chicken in sauce, goat cheeses. Pure juice! 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Morantin, Noella 2019 Vin de France LBL Sauv Blanc VV

LBL is a special white that Noella Morantin makes small quantities of, from old vines of Sauvignon Blanc that were originally part of the famed Clos Roche Blanche. The vines were planted in the 1940s and 1960s on a slope of clay/silex soils over limestone.  This wine is always good, but in my opinion has never been THIS good! While previous vintages have shown classic Sauvignon Blanc notes, with some lychee, citrus and grassy texture, the 2019 is more reminiscent of Romarantin from Cour-Cheverny, with stone fruit, and subtle density and creaminess. Drink over the course of a couple hours to fully enjoy the concentration and layered minerality! Quite a treat, and a really special Sauvignon Blanc. Along with old bottles of Vatan, the Sancerres from Gaudry or Sebastien Riffault, or the mystifying wines of Chrisophe Foucher (La Lunotte), this is one of the best candidates for convincing that friend who says they don't like Sauvignon Blanc. I personally am not a fan of Sauvignon Blanc but I love this wine. Brava Noella!   -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mortier 2019 Bourgueil Les Pins

Fabien and Cyril Boisard make beautiful natural wines on their small estate in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. They practice organic and biodynamic farming with a great diversity of plants and trees among the vines and their vinifications are without additives until a small addition of SO2 if needed. The Bourgueil "Les Pins" is 100% Cabernet Franc from approximately 50 year-old vines in a 2 hectare parcel that has always been famed organically. The soil is deep clay over friable limestone - a cool spot that is harvested late. The 2019 is a lovely wine showing deep aromas of ripe black fruits, licorice, spice and earth. The palate is silky and supple with terrific length - just a great Bourgueil to drink now, a bit cool, or after eight to ten years of cellaring.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

(Arrives May 24) The 2020 Muscadet "Les Gras Moutons"  is a lovely wine and clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons is a great parcel on gneiss, in layers that permit a deep penetration by the vines, with sandy clay and amphibolite stones. The vines are at the top of a hill and on the south facing slope overlooking the Maine. (The name, by the way, does not refer to fat sheep, despite their presence on the label, but rather in local dialect, to the hilltop vineyard site.) This terroir produces lovely, classic Muscadet to drink over the next 5 to 8 years. It has a more herbal and floral bouquet than the granite-based wines and the palate, although refreshing and bright, is softer and more open. The 2020 Gras Moutons is a bit brighter than the 2019 and 2019, showing a pale bronze color and beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with hints of anise, stone and almond; The palate shows a nice level of glycerol and is quite mineral with ripe pear and white peach,  supple and ripe but framed in firm acidity. The finish is long and dense with white fruits, citrus and an almost bitter mineral aspect, making this an outstanding food wine to enjoy for the rest of this decade.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Silex Noir

Our friends Francois and Julien Pinon produce sensational Vouvray at their estate in Vallée du Cousse and the 2018 Silex Noir is another superb example. From approximatley 40 year-old vines on soils of clay and flint over limestone in the vineyards of Terné and Batailleries. The wine shows beautiful aromas of white fruits, citrus, wildflowers earth and honey. Chalky white fruits, earth, lemon and stone on the palate with a creamy texture typical of 2018, with nice finishing acidity and mineral flavors. A bit of residual sugar brings out all the best in this lovely Chenin Blanc, delicious now - decant a few hours in advance if possible - or cellar 20 to 30 years. Serve with rillettes and rillons, fish in sauce, lobster, langoustines and scallops, chicken in cream sauce, too. (26 g/L RS, 4.1 g/L total acid.)

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2019 Vouvray Les Déronnières

(Five cases are available) The grapes for "Les Déronnières" from Francois and Julien Pinon (first made in 2014)  used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec, but in recent vintages the RS level has been below 10 gr/l making it dry, in Vouvray anyway...

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Raffault, Olga 2008 Chinon Les Picasses Pre-Arrival (Late May)

** This is a Pre-arrival item. Arrives late May 2022 **

The Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon "les Picasses" is one of the most famous wines in the region - a wine that is delicious young but that cellars beautifully for ten to twenty years, even longer in a good vintage. Under the direction of Eric de la Vigerie and Sylvie Raffault, quality here has been maintained, and improved, with the adoption of organic farming. The vines averaged about 40 years-old in 2008, a vintage that was cool much of the summer but after a sunny and warm September the grapes were harvested on October 10th with beautiful maturity and concentration, combined with the firm acidity found in this vintage.The wine shows a slightly mature red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry, strawberry and prune with, orange rind, earth and musk. The palate is supple and deep with ripe blackberry liqueur and hints of pepper, cocoa, licorice, earth and minerals. The finish is long and sappy with firm acidity. This great Chinon in mid-life cries out for a nice steak, coq au vin  or pork ribs. Drink now after decanting or cellar for ten  more years.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • Low Sulfur

Raffault, Olga 2009 Chinon Les Picasses PRE-ARRIVAL (Late May)

** This is a Pre-arrival item. Arrives late May 2022 **

Olga Raffault has always been one of my favorite producers, likely because it was one of the first great Loire reds I stumbled upon early in my wine life.  The 2009 Les Picasses fits into my idea of that first real bottle of Chinon I had all those years ago. The nose leads with red plum and dark cherries followed by classic herbaceous notes, tobacco and just a touch of brettanomyces.  The palate shows elegance with soft tannins and plenty of acidity even though the flavors are bold: red plums, turned earth, and a fresh herbaceous character without being at all funky. A great pairing for roasted chicken and herbed potatoes, seared salmon with salsa verde, or pork sirloin steaks. Open and decant now or age for another few years, then drink until 2030 and beyond, and above all else enjoy.  Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

Sanzay, Antoine 2018 Saumur-Champigny Terres Rouges

 The 2018 Sanzay "Terres Rouges" is from 100% Cabernet Franc grown on clay and limestone terroir, with high iron content in the soil,  certified organic. 50% whole-cluster fermentation with wild yeasts, fermented in concrete for 12 days, aged in concrete for 18 months. The 2018 boasts a dark ruby, verging on purple, robe. The nose is perfumed with aromas of violets, crushed blackberry, black currants, and loam. The palate is concentrated and displays firm, ripe tannins with black juicy fruits peeking from behind. There's a bit of black pepper, mouthwatering acidity on the finish. This offers nice flair in a sterner fashion than the Poyeux, but this has an energy of its own that is quite appealing. Decant if drinking now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond for a more mature  experience. The poise here is excellent and the the energy coiled within is intriguing. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2020 Vin de France Ancestral Brut

Les Terres Blanches Brut Ancestrale is 100% Chenin Blanc from low yielding vines in soils of sandy clay, quartz and limestone. The initial fermentation is in underground cement vats, without SO2, finishing at 22 - 23 gr/liter of sugar. The fermentation in bottle finishes quite dry and there is no dosage at disgorgement. This is  a wonderfully elegant and crystalline Pet Nat showing lovely subtle aromas of pear, peach and grapefruit, with beautiful chalky, stony acidity and terrific length. Just delicious!

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2020 Cheverny Rouillon

50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay from  small parcels of clay and flint soils over limestone of Blois.  "Rouillon" is our favorite red from Cheverny, always delicate and pretty even in ripe years like 2018 - 2020, showing bright, floral tart plum, raspberry and wild strawberry aromas with citrus and earth. The palate is ripe and sappy with wild strawberry, plum skin, earth and spice. The finish is long with citrus and mineral flavors and a bit of tannin. Irresistible now, this should be very interesting after a few years in the cellar. Zero or minimal SO2.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Villalin 2020 Quincy Les Grandes Vignes

Sauvignon Blanc has been grown in Quincy at least since the 15th century and produces a particularly distinctive wine on the gravel and silex soils of the Domaine de Villalin's vineyard "Les Grands Vignes." The estate is clearly the finest in Quincy, farming with organic methods, plowing (sometimes with horses), harvesting by hand and fermenting with wild yeasts. The 2020  benefits from aeration, then shows subtle aromas of pear and quince with tart citrus and herbal notes. The palate is refreshing and bright with white fruits, gooseberry, fig and citrus flavors framed in firm acidity. If drinking now, open an hour in advance if possible - this offers delicious drinking with a wide variety of fish and chicken dishes, salads and goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Villemade, Herve 2019 Vin de France Les Souchettes Menu Pineau

Hervé Villemade's new "Les Souchettes" is 100% Menu Pineau, fermented and aged in sandstone amphora, without sulfur. Fascinating aromas of peach, pear, melon and citrus. The palate is very bright with firm acidity and a bit of skin tannin with complex flavors of citrus, almond, stone fruits and white pepper over a firm background of stony acidity. Very "natural" and not for sipping by the pool perhaps, but a great accompaniment to good charcuterie, a full-flavored ceviche, fish or chicken in sauce...

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

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Bastide Blanche 2020 Bandol Rosé (Arrives 5/20)

 (Arrives Friday 5/20) A reserved Bandol rosè, primarily Mourvedre with Cinsault, Grenache, Clairette and Ugni Blanc. The Mourvedre is pressed and run off directly, the Cinsault and Grenache undergo 24 hours of skin contact. Certified organic grapes from the Bronzo family vineyard in Le Castellet.  The 2020 has a coppery, salmon-colored robe. The nose, initially backward, offers an array of stone fruit and savoy herb notes, with garrigue and ripe peach aromas vying for attention with aeration. The palate offers peach skin, orange oil, and earthy flavors leading to a long, persistent, sapid finish. This  will benefit from a decant or some time open - drink now and over the next three to five years.

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Bordelet NV Sparkling Pear Cider Poiré Granit

The perfect beverage for welcoming the friends and family or lingering over pumpkin pie at the end of your Thanksgiving meal, or any other time of year, for that matter. This dry, elegant cider comes from organically tended ancient pear trees, with roots deep in a granit soil giving minerality, acidity and length to this Champagne of ciders...

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Grains des Copains

Formerly called Costat Darrèr, "Les Grains des Copains" is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar with remarkable elegance In 2019 this wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown by his neighbors (Pedeflus, Lacazette and Vignau) - they have another job and are tending their small plots for pleasure.  The goal of this wine is to offer a delicious, refreshing moelleux in the way it was done last century at a fantastic price for value. Hand-harvested, picking was done of the ripe, dried grapes (no botrytis)  from Oct 25 to Nov 10, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Manseng. Vinification and aging, partly sur-lie, happens in small barrels and foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. "Les Grains des Copains" is a delicious candy, a pure gourmandise with a little more concentration than usual. If you like orange marmalade, membrillo paste, cinnamon and lily of the valley, you will love this nose. Once again, the sweetness seems swallowed by the acidity, leaving the palate fresh and ready for another glass. Enjoy it today or keep it 5 years. A pan-sautéed foie gras with apple-cider reduction, a passion fruit panna cotta or a mild blue-cheese would make some great pairing. 100% Petit Manseng, 60 g RS. PL/DL

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Clos Des Boutes 2020 IGP Gard Les Fagnes (Carignan Blanc)

A biodynamic wine from the Costiere de Nimes appelation. A nose with notes of candied white fruits, Mirabelle plum, and a hint of flowers... Palate: beautiful body and volume, and a long finish with fine bitter notes. A lovely success for this Carignan Blanc! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Combel La Serre 2018 Cahors "Au Cerisier"

100% Malbec. "Au Cerisier" comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone bedrock. This is a quite serious Cahors showing a dark red/black color and beautiful black raspberry and blackberry fruit aromas with hints of dark chocolate and stone. The palate is supple and dense, quite elegant and not tannic, very  full-bodied and really showing the clay/limestone terroir, with a long finish of bright red and black fruits. Drink now with a long decant with a steak or stew, best to cellar five to ten years. We tasted this just after botlling in January 2020 - it's a lovely Cahors and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros & Farrugia 2020 Côtes du Marmandais Histoire de Boire 1.5 L

(Available Feb 8th) In her previous life, Sandrine Farrugia worked for a Japanese company, discovering and exporting natural wines to Japan. Then she met Elian, and in 2008 moved from Paris to Cocumont. Over the years, she helped him more and more in the vineyard and the cellar until she decided in 2012 to start her own wine project. One of Sandrine’s dream cuvées was to do one day a wine like L’Anglore’s reds, with an immediate juiciness yet with layers - something very complicated to achieve with the local Marmandais grapes and climate.  To give it a little bit more body and fruit, Elian added some of his Clos Baquey young Merlot vinified in carbonic maceration, aged in cement tank and here it was, “Histoire de Boire” was created with their 4 hands. A happy accident, the wine was originally presented only to friends who requested the wines to be bottled in magnums only, as the 750 format was too small… 2020 is the fourth vintage, and we are really happy to be able to offer this wine, which really tastes like L’Anglore with an Atlantic touch: a little saltier, crunchier with fresh medicinal herbs, chill it and enjoy it with any spring dish, or keep it a little to share when the time will come with friends around a barbecue. 70% Merlot, 30% Abouriou.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Abouriou (Feb 8th)

(Available Feb 8th)  90% Abouriou + 10% Merlot assembled from numerous parcels of clay/gravel and clay/limestone terroir. Not de-stemmed, maceration semi-carbonic for 12 days. Aged for 15 months in used foudres and large barrels. "I chose semi-carbonic maceration as a means of expression, but without losing the terroir and the special characteristics of the grape. Arbouriou is a fruity wine with touches of spice, all enveloped in a soft and supple tannic frame. It's a wine od the Southwest vinified...differently."

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Coucou Blanc

 60% Sauvignon Blanc – 10% Sauvignon Gris – 30% Semillon. Soil: clay-gravel on a blue marl subsoil. Vinification: Slow pressing, cold settling, fermentation and aging in casks and concrete eggs for 19 months."Atypical white for the region, certainly a legacy of my stay in Alsace. Floral nose, ample and fresh mouth with a tangy attack then aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits, mirabelle plum. Goes well with shellfish, spicy dishes, saffron, white meats, exotic cuisine. To drink young, or to keep to let other more complex aromas develop."- Elian

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Le Vin est Une Fête

(Available Feb 8th) Le Vin est une Fête is a signature cuvée by Elian, a tribute to the delicacy of Abouriou (its local nickname is “early gamay” even if it has nothing to do with the gamay grape) and the elegance of Cabernet Franc which he considers the "Pinot Noir from the South West," supplemented with Merlot. Coming from richer and loamy soils on gray marl, the Merlots and Cabernets are de-stemmed to keep their juicy fruit expression while the Abourious are vinified in semi-carbonic fermentation, all in concrete tank. Thanks to a short maceration (10 days), a very gentle extraction and a precise aging in old Provençal foudres for 10 months, the wine has a real gulpability without being simple.  Keep 3 to 5 years without a problem. 40% abouriou, 40% cabernet franc, 20% merlot.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Domaine Courbet 2018 Cotes du Jura Les Rondos Chardonnay

Les Rondos is a small vineyard site (0.7 hectare) planted mid-slope with south-western exposure. Vine age is 34 years. The soil here is a mix of Jurassic clay and limestone. All fruit is hand harvested and pressed before being vilified in oak, with 10% being new. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. Although 100% Chardonnay, the smells of dried grass and spice one might expect from Savagnin exist with esquisite lightness in this wine.  Sliced pear, white pepper, smoke and almond skin add complexity to the nose. On the palate, orchard fruit creates a rich platform for salt and lemon peel, and the intense mineral drive brings on a finish that is grassy and herbaceous, culminating in a bitter snap. This is an amazing example of Jura white, and a great bottle for anyone new to the region. It really has it all! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2020 VdF Cigogne Rose

Cicogne is a new negociant wine from Alice Bouvot, made from Gewurztaminer and Pinot Gris sourced from Alsace. This wine needs at least a few months in the bottle if not a year. A touch of volatile acidity on opening, in need of a long decant or just a bit more time in the bottle. What's the wine like though?? Beautiful! Once the VA blows off (it starts to be less intense after about 20-30 minute decant), there is lovely spice here and a touch of happy red fruit from the Pinot Gris. Aromatic, hazy, funky skin contact wine with a lot of character and pizazz.  -EL

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Vinception (Grenache Noir)

The Mathouans "Vinception" is from 100% Grenache Noir grown on schistes, yields were 25 hl/ha in 2018. The grapes are fermented in large tronconic vats, lightly foot-pressed, then aged for 12 months in 500 liter barrels. The wine shows ripe red fruits with hints of chocolate and a round supple palate balanced with soft tannins.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Desire Petit 2018 Arbois Pupillin Poulsard 'La Bidode'

In the glass, the wine is a clear cherry with attractive, bricking edges. On the nose there is smoke, orange rind, light strawberry and cherry. Accents of cinnamon, clove and black pepper add a lofty, freshness to the fruit. On the palate, zesty herbs and crisp cherry come before a smoky finish with a pleasant, bitter snap. Light but some great, delicate tannin down the tongue. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $169.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $67.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Ilarria 2019 Irouléguy Blanc

This is an oustanding, totally unique and delicious wine! From organically certified vineyards, 1 ha dedicated to Petit Manseng and 1 ha to Petit Courbu, permaculture-pioneer Peio Espil offers a very unique interpretation of Irouléguy Blanc as he is one of the few growing grapes on Trias limestone. No tilling, use of ewes to graze the spontaneous vegetation and compost the soils leads to balanced yields of very concentrated grapes which see some skin maceration (6 hours or so for the Petit Courbu, 12-14 hours for the Petit Manseng) in order to extract aromatic compounds and structure. Long fermentations are preferred for texture. Then the wine stays untouched on its fine lees with racking if needed for up to 18 months, and doesn’t need to be filtered before bottling. As in  2018, the 2019 has a bit more depth and roundness than usual for this wine, but retains the intense mineral/herbal backbone that makes it so unique. It has a surprising density with so many layers: a very complex nose of passion fruit, chamomile, yellow plum, marsipan and smoked salt, the palate is very savory with a saline quality, with ripe pear and quince, roasted lemon and intense anise seed and chalky mineral flavors. It is a salivating wine with so much to give, that you want to sip on it little by little. Enjoy it today in large Burgundy glass or keep it for 10 years. For pairing, a rabbit agnolotti with dried sage or a cauliflower panna cotta with crab meat flesh and grapefruit segment.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ilarria 2019 Irouléguy Rouge

In the French Basque hills, enveloped by Spain, Peio Espil tends his family’s estate with impressive care. Peio, after careers in both Sauternes and Jurancon, returned to Irouleguy to work sustainably, and received complete organic certification in 2008. Here he strictly adheres to a Fukuoka-inspired way of organic farming, with biodiversity in the vineyards and no plowing, with the overall health of the soil being his number one concern. The 2019 Rouge is 55% Tannat, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc and it's a sensational vintage for this unique wine, being a bit rounder than usual and  quite delicious for current drinking. Deep black/red color with bright rim. The nose seems dominated by the Cabernet Franc, with deep black raspberry fruit, chocolate and herbal flavors, echoing the Chinon Clos Guillot of Baudry, but with a backbone of stony black fruits from the Tannat. The palate is dense and mineral showing ripe, intense black fruits framed in perfect firm acidity and stone flavors  that continue in the tight, elegant finish. Enjoy now with grilled lamb, pork or hearty stews, best to wait 5 years when this wine should really sing. PL/DL 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Ploussard (Pre-arrival)

This is a lovely and very forward Poulsard, perhaps the least reductive Poulsard we've tried in a while. Subtle notes of saddle leather quickly lift to reveal the sweet fragrance of raspberries, violet petals, fresh cut strawberries, and tangy red fruits. From Loreline's 30 year-old vines on red, iron-rich clay/limestone in her organic vineyard below the Côte de Feule in Pupillon.Vinified in partial carbonic maceration, the palate is balanced with supple tannins, flavors of morello cherry, and crunchy bramble fruit. AB

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "les Fees Papillons"

Another great Savagnin from Les Granges Paquenesses' winemaker,  Loreline Laborde. The color here is a darker lemon. On the nose, aromas of lemon and chamomile mix with spicy black pepper and earl grey tea. Behind this are heartier smells of apricot, papaya, and dried grass. The palate is rich, with weighty flavors of herbs, grilled citrus, yellow and orange stone fruits, and smoke. The generous structure has a playful swish and bright acidity, creating a fantastic finish. The wine ends with an elegant bitterness, along with a final spark of salt. So much is going on in this bottle and it will surely develop well over the next few years. Drink now or hold! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Trousseau (Pre-arrival)

From 60 year old vines planted to blue and gray marne, organically/biodynamically  tended by winemaker Loreline Laborde. This Trousseau is a clear dark cherry in the glass. On the nose, the wine begins with a touch of funk.  Woodsy aromas of blackberry and cherry, plus denser smells of iron and smoke, mingle with violets, blueberry, and mint. The palate is bold, with plums, cassis and fresh green herbs circling around a center of cool minerality. With a structure that tingles the tongue and gums, a healthy dose of acidity brings on a long finish. A final flavor of bitter cocoa ends each sip with a satisfying firmness. A great wine, with both earth and fruit - a classic style that Jura lovers will surely enjoy! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

L'Ostal Levant (Ostal) 2020 Vin de France Cieux

The couple behinh Ostal Levant have been making some of the most compelling natural wines in the Southwest of France. Located in Cahors, they spent some time working with Simon Busser, and then set off on their own. All of their wines are Vin de France, but they are true to the Cahors appellation. Cieux is a blend of Merlot and Malbec, aged in old barrels. The Merlot is destemmed and the Malbec is fermented whole cluster, with a touch of semi-carbonic maceration approach. Medium-bodied, with black fruit from the Malbec and silky red fruits from the Merlot. Supple, with soft tannins and natural lift. Very "gourmand."

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV Cotes du Jura Cremant

This bottle of sparkling from Marnes Blanches is one of our favorites. This is 100% Chardonnay, coming from Les Molates, a parcel that the estate also uses to produce a great still white. This bubbly is a Brut Nature, with primary fermentation happening in tank, and then 18 months on the lees before being disgorged. We've all tasted this wine a lot at the shop, and our supplier sums up the taste profile very well: "Classic, chiseled, crémant. Notes of honeysuckle, sea spray, and green herbs and a long, persistent finish."

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV Cotes du Jura Cremant Reserve

100% Chardonnay from vines planted in the 1970s. Tank fermented, elevage in barrel. No dosage and rests on the lees for two years before being disgorged.  A radiant but substantial color of dry, golden grass with a long lasting, frothy crown. The nose has a savory element of baked lemon tart, with an accent of apricot. On the palate, there are flavors of lemon, lime, and a hint of spicy white pepper. The wine crackles on the tongue with strong sparky bubbles, but has some density and texture.  Floats with ease between two contrasting styles, one being rich, the other being zippy. Well placed, right in the middle. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Navarre 2020 Saint-Chinian Le Laouzil

(Arrives May 10th) Thierry Navarre's touchstone "Laouzil" is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from old vines planted on brown schist ("Laouzil" in the local dialect) soils in the rugged mountains of Roquebrun (Saint-Chinian). The grapes are de-stemmed and aged in neutral barrel before bottling with minimal sulfur. The robe is a lovely red/black in the glass. The wine shows seductive aromas of spiced plums, dried rosemary, and deeper notes of coffee and dry earth. The rich palate is bursting with black fruit flavors, peppercorn, and savory herbs with a structured texture of dense minerals and bright acidity on the long, persistent finish. This is a fascinating wine of terroir that Thierry says will be perfect in 5 years (though it's delicious now!)

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pajot, Domaine de 2021 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

This is a beloved staple at Chambers Street! Domaine de Pajot is located in Southwest France overlooking the capital of Armagnac, a region more well known for their brandy than table wines. The entire estate is certified organic, grown over rolling hills of mostly sand and fine silt soils, vines interspersed with hazelnut trees. 'Les Quatre Cépages' is a blend of 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Colombard, 20% Ugni-Blanc, 10% Gros-Manseng . Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is dry, crisp, and well balanced. Pajot is our go-to pick for your event, pleasing everyone at a moderate price, or for enjoying at home as an aperitif or with fish and chicken dishes.

  • white
  • 100 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Péron, Jean-Yves 2018 Vin de France Cotillon des Dames Amphore

100% Jacquère from the French Alps. Grown to soils of shale and limestone, farmed with organic and biodynamic methods. Hand harvested. The wine macerates for 6 weeks. Natural  fermentation for 24 months in amphora. No fining, no filtration, no added SO2. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France (Savoie) Le Pas de l'Ours Rouge

Of Jean-Yves Peron's reds, this is the most black-fruited and rustic. Contrasting with the shorter maceration of the Champ Levat, this is a longer maceration of Mondeuse, clearly revealing the hereditary connection to Syrah, with notes of blackberry, roasted meat, and earth. A wine that opens up quite well and still delivers vibrancy and lift, along with the meatier material. Would be fantastic with grilled meats, charcuterie, stews and the like. -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France La Grande Journee

100% Altesse from the French Alps, grown on soils of mica and schist following organic and biodynamic practices. A 6 week maceration, fermented naturally in neutral oak. Aged for 12 months in neutral oak. No fining, no filtration, and no added SO2. Very mellow on the acidity here, with stone fruit and some dried herb and dried apricot notes. High acid dishes would pair nicely, and the ripeness of the Altesse should balance out spicy dishes quite well too!

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France Les Barrieux

This Alpine white is made from a blend of Roussanne, Jacquère and Altesse. Vines are planted to clay and limestone soils and tended with organic and biodynamic practices. There is a 10 week maceration period.  Fermentation is natural and happens in neutral oak. Aging is also in neutral oak. No fining, no filtration, and zero added SO2. Barrieux is more robust and pronounced than the Cotillons des Dames, with more dried apricot and quince notes, and softer acidity.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2019 Vin de France Juste Ciel (Grenache/Macabeu)

Maccabeu and Grenache Gris from very old vines on black schist soils of Maury, in the Roussillon, bordering Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains. There's great density and body to the wine, balanced by a mineral finish. I'm personally a big fan of Maccabeu and find wines made from this grape have really nice weight and good cut as well.  -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2019 Vin de France Les Loustics (Grenache)

Grenache from schist soil in Maury, nestled near the Pyrenees mountains. Loustics is from an arid north-facing parcel, and always has a nice freshness to it. The shist soils bring a particular mineral aroma and finish to the wine, blending well with the natural tannins, which are quite soft in the '19 vintage. In the end, it's a delicious, easy drinking, gentle and a bit "sauvage" expression of Grenache. Drink with a slight chill. No SO2 added. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pibarnon 2020 Bandol Rosé

The 2020 Pibarnon Rosé is drinking gorgeously now and will improve even more over the next few years - grab some now as the 2021 will be $41.99... This wine has a wonderful ability to combine elegance, power, class, and distinction. A blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache, the wine shows peach-y and stone fruit notes on the nose, mingling with the savory earth and iodine character of good Bandol Rosé. The palate offers silky textures, a certain voluptuousness, and a lovely balance of acidity to full ripe fruit. 

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Pont de Breux 2009 Côtes du Jura Vin Jaune

(Pre-arrival) Jean-Charles Maire made this beautiful Vin Jaune from Savagnin grown on Kimmeridgian soils in the lieu-dits "Marnoz" and "Pont de Breux" near Salins-les-Bains, organic since 1992. The 2006 Vin Jaune from Jean-Charles was given six years of sous-voile aging which resulted in a light-bodied delicate wine of only 10% alcohol - the 2009 is another story  entirely at 14.5% alcohol, with fabulous density of fruit framing the remarkable mineral structure brought by the Kimmeridgian limestone.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Pont de Breux 2014 Côtes du Jura Poulsard

 From a 1/2 hectare parcel on Kimmeridgian limestone in Marnoz, northeast of Arbois. 11% alcohol. Very pale garnet color, really a rosé. Austere nose with subtle aromas of red-currant, strawberry, earth and beach rose. The palate is tart and light, slightly tannic, with red-currant, earth and stone, very crystalline and long. All minerals and firm acidity in the finish. This is a wine of contemplation with lovely, subtle aromas. No sign of age - It would be interesting to cellar this another 10 years...?

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rimbert 2019 Saint-Chinian Les Travers de Marceau

 "Les Travers de Marceau" is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 15% Cinsault planted at the highest elevation in the Saint-Chinian AOC. This appellation is divided by its soil composition - in the north, the soils are rich in schist, in the south there is only heavy limestone and clay soils.  Jean-Marie Rimbert's vineyards are in Berlou, in the north western half of the AOC. This soil composition and high elevation give his much-beloved wines a light, early drinking quality. The nose offers complex, exotic aromas of dried apricot, tree bark, savory spices, and undercurrents of crushed blueberry and pomegranate. The palate is silky and dusted with mineral acidity. Flavors of dense blue fruit and umami spices give way to star-anise and hints of fennel on the finish. This pairs perfectly served a bit cool, with saucisson, cassoulet, goat cheeses and summer cook-outs.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sulauze 2021 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé (5/24)

(Arrives Tuesday 5/24) Domaine de Sulauze was purchased by an ambitious wife and husband team who converted all of the farming first to organic and then to biodynamics, and endeavor to use as little sulfur as possible while maintaining clean, classic wines. The name of the Domaine comes from the flaky limestone soil, aka Lauze, of their vineyards which give the vines excellent drainage. This year's rosé is approximately 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Vermentino, 15% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre. Upon opening this wine is lean and racy with notes of crunchy green strawberry, watermelon, and ranier cherries, really showing the Vermentino, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, peach and a bit of salty minerality, with a nice kick of firm acidity in the finish, making it a great acccompaniment to light summer meals. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

Camille Riviere Selections: "Selection massale of Chardonnay Rose, from La Mailloche, a rare mutation of the grape - ripe and beautifully complex."

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Sursis

The vines for the Sursis are found in Chateau Chalon. Tissot purchased this parcel in 2007. "Sursis" means "on parole," and Tissot will keep producing this wine as long as the vines give him grapes. Lias type clay. A shorter elevage than other whites (only 12 months). 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot, Stéphane 2019 Arbois Chardonnay "Patchwork"

"Patchwork" is made from 100% Chardonnay (from clonal and massale seection vines) picked from various clay and limestone parcels in Tissot's estate. He typically raises this cuvée for 12 months in  both neutral and 10% new oak barrels, which are topped up to give a fresher, more Burgundian style to the Chardonnay.

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rhone

Amphores 2020 Condrieu "La Côte"

The Domaine des Amphores Condriueu is 100% massale-selection Viognier from 0.5 hectare on poor granite-based soils at 250 metres on La Côte at Chavanay. The 2020 La Côte has a pale yellow gold robe. The nose offers and intriguing mélange of toasted nuts, salted pineapple, chestnut honey and a hint of spice. The palate shades savory with a granitic spine and roasted peach, and green almond flavors on a sleek (for Condrieu) palate. There’s a pleasing phenolic, stony bitterness closing out the finish. This is a less exotic and exuberant expression, but perfect for the table—think skate with brown butter or roasted chicken with fricasséed morels, rather than drunk as an apéro. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Amphores 2020 Saint-Joseph "Les Sept Lieux"

The Amphores "7 Lieux" is from young vines, planted in the 90's, always organic, and from parcels of old vines, converted to organic, in Chavanay, below Condrieu. Philippe and Veronique Grenier have always farmed organically and now they are certified Biodynamic as well, bringing the quality even higher at this wonderful small estate. 50 - 60% de-stemmed, aged 50% in vat, 50% in 2 to 10 year-old demi-muid and foudre. The 2020 "7 Lieus" is a more subtle and earthy wine than the very ripe 2019, showing pretty aromas of violet, black raspberry, plum, a bit smoky and backed with blood and mineral notes. The palate shows a classic Northern Rhone backbone of iron and earth flavors with red currant, black raspberry and black olive. The finish shows firm acidity, mineral flavors and sappy, lingering olive and berry fruit. This will improve with time in the cellar, but is delicious now as well for its authentic and old-fashioned Syrah character. David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Aphillanthes 2015 Côtes-du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes

The Aphillanthes Plan de dieu "Vieilles Vignes" is a beautiful bottle of mature Cotes du Rhone, from 50 to 70 year-old vines, 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre from clay-limestone, siliceous, garrigue soils at Sérignan (Plan de Dieu). "This holds a well-set raspberry and plum-fruited nose, soft white pepper present, a subtext of blackberry, mulled mulberry. This attacks on rounded, smoothly textured rolling red fruit with trim herbs around it, detail indicating the age of the vines, an assured and calm depth. This is notably tasty, but long and stylish also; it is silken wine, en finesse and showing good truth. It is well balanced, very long." - drinkrhone

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Becheras 2018 Saint Joseph Cuvée Tour Joviac

(Pre Arrival - expected 4/22) The Etienne Becheras Saint-Joseph "Tour Joviac" is 100% Syrah from 20+ year-old vines planted 8,000 per hectare on decomposed granite hillsides in Arras, in the southern zone of Saint-Joseph just above Tournon. The grapes are destemmed, there is a 5-6 day pre-fermentation crop cooling, then a 20-25 day concrete vat vinification, followed by 2 years of aging in 1-5 year old 228-litre oak casks. This is an authentic Saint-Joseph really showing the distinctive granite terroir with slightly gamey deep red and black fruit aromas, with floral and licorice notes. The palate is expansive and ripe with black raspberry and red currant above dusty granite, spice and earth notes. This is a bit similar to the Gonon "Iles Feray" but more supple and ready to drink due to the de-stemmed grapes and the lush fruit of the 2018 vintage - it's a very satisfying glass of Northern Rhone Syrah to drink over the next ten years.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

Becheras 2020 Crôzes-Hermitage

(Pre Arrival, expected 4/22) The Becheras Crozes-Hermitage "Le Prieure d'Arras" is from Syrah vines grown on hillsides around Mercurol, just east of Hermitage on sandy/granite/clay and alluvial soils with rolled stones. The terroir here gives a more open and accessible style of Crozes-Hermitage showing complex, beautiful fruit as a young wine and capable of aging for 6 to 8 years. The 2020 Becheras shows lovely ripeness with floral aromas of blackberry and raspberry confit with hints of game and earth. The palate is supple and satisfying with nice freshness, balancing the acidity and mineral frame with lush berry liqueur, earth and spice. This is a delicious traditional Syrah and an excellent value.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

Bonnefond 2018 Côte-Rôtie Rochain

The 2018 Bonnefond "Les Rochains" is 100% Syrah (oldest 1955) from full south facing 1 hectare on schist, mica schist soils on Les Rochains. the wine shows "dark red. The bouquet is firm, airs of tart, baked bread, red cherry, herbal notes. It will round out and offer potentially large aromas, deep raspberry in the mix. The palate holds well entrenched content, has a beating heart, is solid, grounded with touches of mineral towards the finish. It sustains well, is nourishing, extended, a little scaled. It’s very complete, carries Pinot hints." (drinkrhone.com) Delicious as a young wine, this can be cellared for another 20 years.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $73.99

Chapelle St. Theodoric 2019 Châteauneuf du Pape La Guigasse

100% Grenache (75 to 95 year-old vines) from yellow sand with a little clay on 1.7 hectares on Guigasse in the northeast of CDP near Pignan. Organic farming and old-school winemaking with 2-3 week whole bunch concrete vat vinification, natural yeasts only, minimal extraction, aged in 4-10 year-old 600-litre oak casks for 24 months, bottled unfined, unfiltered. "...full, dark robe; the bouquet carries weighted sweetness, a dense aroma of cooked black fruits, a blackberry jam resemblance. The palate is also ample, immediate on its fat roll of mulberry, large red berry fruited content, with flexible tannins adding a layer late on, the aftertaste gourmand, lip smacking. This reflects the sunny clime of the year more than the other two St Théodoric 2019s. The flavour is deeply set, persistent here, a real basket of abundance, mixed berries. It’s assertive, but just avoids over concentration, a line of menthol near the close helpful, with oak in the game there. From 2024, decant it, until 2044-46" drinkrhone.com

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Charvin 2020 Cotes-du-Rhone Rosé (Arrives 5/20)

(Arrives Friday 5/20) The gorgeous Charvin Rosé is from a 1.5 ha parcel of about 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, sometimes with some Bourboulenc and Mourvèdre that averages just 35hL/ha annually.  Organically farmed and entirely harvested by hand with sorting done in the vineyard. The 2020 rosé shows a pale pink color and lovely aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, rose and peach skin. The palate is silky and mineral with subtle raspberry and cherry fruit with stone and citrus flavors, quite long and elegant and finishing with refreshing acidity. This is drinking beautifully (May 2022) and will be a great companion to seafood, chicken and grilled meats this summer and all year round. Lovely wine!

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $89.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $42.99

Clos Des Boutes 2019 Costieres de Nimes Chamboultou

This is a special red from Clos des Boutes, made from 100% Carignan. Medium bodied, with bright crushed berry fruit, and a touch of herbs/spice characteristic of Carignan. Served slighlty chilled, this is a lip-smacking and very fun wine to drink!  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Gigondas

(80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels.) The 2019 Gigondas from Clos du Joncuas has a very expressive nose. Aromas of ground coffee, black licorice, dark cherry, and amazing, dense smells of ripe violets and roses. The palate follows a vein of crushed graphite, with plump black plums, blackberries, sage, and espresso. Structurally, there are well-set tannins, balanced on the gums and the back of the tongue, and the finish is bright with salinity, plus a long lasting essence of cherry. A concentrated, well-flavored, Southern Rhone that is drinking very well now, but can be can be put flat for a decade or more. After a few hours open, the wine expands, the mouthfeel becomes more gripping and a cool, lapping minerality takes hold. Bold and delicious, a real treat! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Séguret La Garancière Rouge

70% Grenache with Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, grown in sandy soils near Gigondas, always farmed organically, hand harvested, whole-cluster wild yeast fermentation, aged in cement vat, un-fined, unfiltered. The 2019 shows a bright garnet/black color with aromas of plum and violet that segue into tart cherry and raspberry. The palate shows nice density of lovely cherry and berry fruits that are bright and lively but nicely ripe and concentrated as well. Serve cool with grilled foods this spring and summer or with a pork stew or Morrocan tagine. Delicious now but will benefit from 3 - 5 years of cellaring.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Vacqueyras La Font de Papier

From 80% Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre, grown on gravelly limestone terraces, always farmed organically, whole-cluster fermention and aged in concrete vats. A fab wine from the Southern Rhone, the 2019 La Font de Papier Vacqueyras from Clos du Joncuas display a fine equilibrium between black fruits, tapenade, and a pungent saline soil signature. The robe straddles the border between dark ruby and purple. The nose is a bit backwards on opening, but time in the glass reveals aromas of plum skin, cassis, game, garrigue, and forest floor. The palate is warm, concentrated, and structured with black fruits, olive, and faint licorice flavors giving way to a salty core and ripe, if somewhat tannic frame. This displays good energy and freshness with fine balance and drive. Very good with pan-roasted loin of lamb and white beans, though this isn’t so structured that a grilled tuna steak with tapenade would suffer for the pairing. Delicious, though a couple of years on its side will surely be rewarded. I’ve learned that a few bottle of southern Rhône reds in the wine fridge are an investment in drinking pleasure. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Fabrice Dodane (Saint Pierre) 2020 Jura Dos D'Chat Ploussard

Fabrice Dodane is the winemaker and owner of Saint Pierre in the Jura. Les Dos d'Chat is his negoc project - and it's becoming very popular. Created in order to supplement dwindling Jura harvests (a result of climate change in the region), these wines are delicious and more available than the Saint Pierre wines... though still pretty rare. This is Ploussard, from the Jura but not from Dodane's estate fruit.

  • 2 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fabrice Dodane (Saint Pierre) 2020 VdF Dos D'Chat GG Gamay

Fabrice Dodane is the winemaker and owner of Saint Pierre in the Jura. Les Dos d'Chat is his negoc project - and it's becoming very popular. Created in order to supplement dwindling Jura harvests (a result of climate change in the region), these wines are delicious and more available than the Saint Pierre wines... though still pretty rare. This GG is Gamay from the Beaujolais.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Ferrand 2019 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes

2019 is a great vintage for the beautiful Ferrand Cuvée Antique - 90% Grenache from 85 year-old vines just outside Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with 5% Syrah, 2% Cinsault, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache blanc, Clairette blanche. From DrinkRhone: "dark red; the bouquet has a deep setting of plum fruit with a crushed nutshell air above, is locked up, plenty of potential on board to expand and diversify. The attack is well sturdy, agreeably thorough, covers the ground well, sustaining into a lingering close, the juice lasting well. The Grenache plum fruit has verve and a fluid intensity, does a really good job, while the tannins are fresh, too." This drinks like good CDP but at half the price, enjoy over the next ten to fifteen years.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Gilles, Guillaume 2019 Cornas

The Gilles Cornas (Chaillot) is mostly from 40+ year-old vines on Les Grands Murs and Les Terrasses, both on Chaillot, plus older vines on Mazards and  Saveaux, Practicing organic, whole-cluster fermentation, aging in old 400 liter and 600 liter casks. "bright dark red robe; intricate airs circulate on the nose, iodine, salting, red cherry, kummel, cassis, lead pencil – it’s a stimulating debut. The palate eases along with a textured stream of pure, clear small black fruits, runs most clearly and consecutively. This has good style, calm depth, is a serious Cornas full of stimuli, one for the patient Thinkers. The length is good, violets on the aftertaste with rocky, iron notes. Expect a discreet, gradual evolution, a gain in expression of its depth. It will stay under wraps a good while. “It’s very serious, concentrated, has a lot of complexity; the juice from the grapes was exceptional,” G Gilles. 13.5°. Drink from 2028 - 2052" (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic

Gour de Chaulé 2020 Côtes-du-Rhône Cuvée de la Vigneronne

A small amount of Cotes du Rhone is produced from the vineyards owned by Gour de Chaulé in the communes of Vacqueyras and Violes. As with the more noble Gigondas, this cuvée is based almost exclusively on the Grenache grape (approximately 90% of the blend). It is vinified in a fashion similar to the Gigondas except that the elevage is less long. This is to say that there is an extended cuvaison with stems included, malolactic is done in cuve and the wine sees large foudres before being bottled eighteen months after harvest without fining or filtration. The 2020 is a bit more dense and powerful than either 2018 or 2019, but retains good freshness and overall balance. The aromas are quite pretty, showing ripe cassis, strawberry and black cherry with hints of violet, spice and garrigue. The palate shows peppery ripe fruit, cassis, black plum and strawberry, with earth, spice and citrus. This is drinking well now and will be a great accompaniment to pork or lamb chops and anything grilled this summer. Serve a bit cool. Legally entitled to the AOC Vacqueyras, this rare and delicious Cotes-du-Rhone is a superb value!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Guicharde 2019 Côtes du Rhône Organic

Isabelle and Arnaud Guicharde make this lovely Rhone red on their beautiful estate which is certified organic since 2008 and Biodynamic since 2013. Made from Grenache and Syrah, their style here is cool stylish fruit on the palate - blackberry with hints of prune, blueberry and Provencal spices. The finish is long with earthy red fruits and spicy acidity. This is a great value in a complex, balanced Rhone red.

  • red
  • 54 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Habrard, Laurent 2019 Crozes Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre

Presenting a vibrant and delicious Syrah with zero added SO2! The 2019 Habrard Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre -  In the glass, the wine shows a deep plum color, with clear violet edges. The nose is a mix of red berries and savory citrus peel, with a dose of healthy earth and salty, firm olives. On the palate, bright cherry fruit provides a platform for flavors of smoke, soy, and ginger, and lighter essences of black pepper and smoke. Medium tannin focused straight down the tongue and lovely acidity offer a refreshing mouthfeel. Really a superb Crozes-Hermitage for current drinking and over the next five years. (33% from Pont de l’Isère (southern zone, alluvial soils), 67% from Erôme, Gervans (northern zone, granite, loess, clay soils), Syrah from 1940s–late 1990s, 95-100% destemmed, 15-20 day vinification in wood vats, no SO2, daily foot punching of the cap, aged in concrete vat, and old barrels, unfined, filtered.)

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.90

Les Pallières 2019 Gigondas Les Racines

The Les Pallieres "Racines" is 80-85% Grenache (average age 70 years), 5-7.5% Syrah & 5-7.5% Cinsault, 5% Clairette blanche from vineyards near the cellars at 250 metres, 80% destemmed, gentle crush, 30-35 day concrete, oak vat vinification,  large oak vat aged 10 months, then large 60 hl barrel 7-9 months, unfined, unfiltered,  Domaine Les Pallières is undeniably one of the greatest, longest-running properties of the Southern Rhône — outside the village of Gigondas, woven into the foothills of the beautiful and brooding Dentelles de Montmirail. The domaine had been a continuously running farm within the same family since the fifteenth century! From DrinkRhone: "full red robe; there’s real depth on the nose, beef, bulls blood, intense black berry jam, Southern/sudiste tones, black olives. The palate gives a constant surge attack, a very good wheel of rolling black fruits, is well together, ends with a fine note of stylish juice, precision from the tannins there. It’s both elegant and full, well extended, a very good bottle, has a real upholstered finish." Drink this beautiful Gigondas over the next 30 years.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic

Levet, Bernard 2019 Côte-Rôtie Journaries 1.5 L

100% Syrah, 60% from 70 - 80 year-old vines in the west part of La Landonne, 40% 30 - 40 year-old vines on the Côte Brune, 30-50% destemmed, 3 week vinification in 50 hl concrete vats, cap is immersed, twice daily pumping overs, held at 29°C, aged either in used 600-litre oak casks or in large 30 hl barrels for 24-26 months. "dark robe; there is an easy, ripe curve to the nose, gives cooked damson plum, blackberry, has a hint of elegance, floral airs, can open nicely. The palate has good structure, the attack bold, wired, firm, thick. It holds its shape well, with a solid lining of tannin, and a compact couch of content, with thrust late on. It’s a close-knit, rempli, filled wine, whose tannins are thick, firm. “It has joli fruit, very black,” Agnès Levet. From 2026. Drink until 2047-49 (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $181.99

Lionnet 2018 Cornas Terre Brulée

A leading producer of traditional Cornas, Domaine Lionnet has modernized only slightly over the last 20 years with the wines losing their former "rustic" character, while retaining complexity and terroir expression, very much in the style of the Gonons in Saint-Joseph. Organic since 2007, whole-bunch fermentation with wild yeasts, aging in both 600 liter and 228 liter two to eight year-old oak casks. From 70 year-old vines on Combe, Chaillot and Pied la Vigne. Though the nose does show a touch of reduction upon opening, it lifted quickly with air, revealing dark blue and red fruit, white pepper, wild thyme and wet stones. Despite the warmth of the vintage, the fruit here feels quite pure and focused rather than sticky and there is good grip. The wine finishes cool and long and makes for rather a lovely wine when all is said and done. I like this quite a lot and I should add that it's the kind of Cornas that one could bear to drink next week, though it will certainly improve for many years.   Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $66.99

  • Organic

Manissy (Florian André) 2020 IGP du Gard 'La Belle Etoile" Rosé

The grapes for the 2020 Chateau de Manissy "Belle Etoile" originate from organically certified vineyards owned by Ch. de Manissy wine-maker Florian André's mother. Covering an area of 1.5ha, this site is bathed by the sun and swept by the mistral on a flat plain that is rich in limestone with a clay subsoil. Entirely hand-harvested grapes, 50% Cinsault and 50% Grenache, that have a cold maceration before being pressed. Low temperature fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in stainless steel tank. The high percentage of Cinsault brings freshness and delicacy to the wine, with hints of raspberry and stone fruits, orange peel and melon that linger on the balanced, refreshing palate. Great by itself or served with salads, goat cheeses and light summer meals.

  • rosé
  • 89 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mas de Boislauzon 2016 Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Deux Chenes

From 50-65% Grenache, 15-20% Syrah, 0-10% Carignan, 5-15% Mourvèdre from stony clay-limestone soils on Bois Lauzon & Coudoulet at Courthézon. The vines are on average 45 years old. The wine ages in concrete tank and old barrels, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. This is an outstanding Côtes-du-Rhône Villages that shows "a bold, dark red, crimson-hued robe. Has a broad, panoramic bouquet, as usual well filled, really deeply set. Black cherry and licorice feature, a hint of fried herbs, thyme. This is a strong, mini-Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wine: it’s closely packed with grounded life force content, strengthening as it goes, ending in a charged manner. The juice is pretty pure within its cladding, its woven overcoat. It’s a big vintage wine, has local character with a strong sense of place, stone strewn vineyards, terroir in the glass. It goes well long.  Take your time – very much so – drink from 2019 until  2028-30" (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $84.99

Paris, Vincent 2020 Cornas Granit 30

The lovely Vincent Paris Cornas "Granit 30" is all Syrah from approximately 30 year-old vines, includes 25% Saint-Pierre, destemmed, cool maceration, 20 day vinification, wild yeasts, twice daily pumping overs, 1-2 cap punchings, aged in 2-10 year oak casks for 12 months. The 2020 is a delicious Cornas for drinking now, showing "bright, dark robe. The nose is reserved, but there are floral, red fruit tones, promise, a gentle simplicity. The palate gives an overtly fruited, accessible Cornas, holds enjoyable fruit that is soft and tasty, the tannins very mild. It’s a good drinking, w.o.w. Cornas" drinkrhone.com  (w.o.w. means "what one wants" i.e. really delicious for drinking now - and over the next 8 - 10 years.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

Pichat 2012 Côte Rôtie Champon's

963-68 Syrah, 90% from Champon, 10% Cognet, Le Plomb, all northern sector, 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Dark colour. Smoky, charcoal, black olives. There are airs of date, slight resin, a glimmer of flowers. The palate delivers an immediate punch via a mixed bag of dark black and blue fruits – fig jam, date – with a low-key minting, with The style is full, no holding back, is a traditional Côte-Rôtie, much more of a wine of the south than related to Burgundy, the north. There are floral flashes on the late stages.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $54.99

Pichat 2013 Côte Rôtie Champon's

1963-68 Syrah, 90% from Champon, 10% Cognet, Le Plomb, all northern sector, 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Dark red robe with black tints. Brambly fruit, smoky, dark berries airs on the nose along with sizzled bacon, a trace of violets. The palate gives butty fronted black fruit, black jam, all close-knit. It is smoky from its oak, and there is cool blueberry fruit at its heart. It shows the vintage crispness on the finish, the aftertaste very peppery. Drink until 2028

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

Pichat 2014 Côte Rôtie Löss

The 2014 Pichat Côte Rôtie Löss shows a dark robe. The bouquet produces an aroma of lamb stock, sweet herbs, a fine line of black berry fruit. The palate runs with an enjoyable, in the moment, berry fruit, with a gourmand, tasty flavour. The finish is marked by an increase in darkness from its tannins which have good cut. This is open, nicely sunny. Drink until 2028.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

Pichon 2015 Côte Rôtie Promesse

This an excellent Cote Rotie from Christophe Pichon, particularly good in the 2015 vintage. "shiny, very dark robe, with aromas of tight cassis-blueberry fruit with oak.... The palate produces savoury, rich content and ripe tannins. There is integration to be done, but the prime elements are in place. The fruit is very well struck and clear. This has proper structure, authority, excellent width. From 2020. Drick until 2033-36. drinkrhone (67% from Rozier, 33% from Le Plomb, both northern sector, 90-92% Syrah (2004-05-1959), 8-10% Viognier (mid-1990s from Rozier, Le Plomb)

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

Pierre Andre 2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Magnum

 (Pre-Arrival) The superb 2019 Pierre André CDP Rouge is 90% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscadin and Picpoul. Some parcels are over 100 years old, with the average vine age around 65 years. From drinkrhone: "handsome dark red robe; the nose has depth from within, a really inviting aroma of finely sweet plums, with some cedar, gently perfumed notes around them. It’s a very good start. The palate runs with a stately roll of red stone fruits, lovely engagement thanks to its stylish gras, its spherical shape most appealing. The balance is good. This is Châteauneuf of terroir, no make-up added, is a very bonny Grenache-inspired wine, has smoky, tobacco, menthol tones late on. Much harmony here, not sure what else one could demand from it - way to go, Jacqueline!" Drink 2025 - 2050.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Sang des Cailloux 2019 Vacqueyras Rouge Cuvée Floureto

"One of the top domains in the appellation and of a benchmark for cellar-worthy Vacqueyras. Comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah , 10% Mourvèdre/Cinsault/Carignan from 17 ha of biodynamically farmed plots on the Plateau des Garrigues. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented in concrete with native yeasts and aged in foudre. An old friend if ever there was one. A bottle of the 1995 Sang Des Cailloux enjoyed in 2010 taught me that one should really cellar at least a few of these every vintage. You expect Châteauneuf from a good producer to be humming along at 15 years of age, but Vacqueyras? But more than humming, that humble bottle sang (pun intended) with juicy black fruit, resolved tannins and a nose full of dried violets and garrigue. It was quite a wine and mustachioed vigneron Serge Férogoule (since retired) was quite a man. That bottle was enough to convince me to tuck away a few bottles of his wines nearly every subsequent vintage. And this is what I am urging you to do, as well. And the Sang des Cailloux 2019 Vacqueyras Cuvée Floureto is a cracking place to start. The robe is an inky purple hue to the rim of the glass. The nose is a bit circumspect upon opening, but a quick decant reveals aromas of crushed violets, wild blackberry, mulberry, and garrigue with hints toasted peppercorn and fennel seed. The palate is concentrated and firm just out of the bottle, but with a bit of coaxing reveals plummy rich black and blue fruit flavors. This shows a concentrated ripeness that nonetheless remains tethered to the deeply-pitched mineral core, ennobled by firm, but sophisticated, tannins and a mineral tang that speaks to the old vines and biodynamic farming. This is certainly young but displays exquisite potential in its “callow” youth. Lovely wine of terroir with oodles of upside. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Thomas Jullien (Ferme St. Martin) 2020 Ventoux Sur la Rose

Thomas Jullien of La Ferme Saint-Martin makes this pure and refreshing rosé from organic Grenache and Cinsault grown in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux. There is almost zero added SO2 which makes this delightful wine more elegant and subtle, showing candied berry fruit, melon, and strawberry aromas, with a hint of citrus and spice. The finish is pretty and mineral, with a refreshing, cooling quality. A great summer wine: perfect for sipping on the patio or the fire escape with or without food. - and it's a sensational value!

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur