• Sparkling
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Alsace

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  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

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  • 18 in stock
  • $14.99

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  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

Laurent Barth 2017 Alsace Racines Métisses

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! There's a subtle touch of spice on the palate, with a crystalline minerality in the finish, thanks to the granite soils. Though dry, there is a roundness and ripeness to the wine, which seems typical of similar "edelzwicker" blends of white grapes in Alsace. This should pair nicely with salads, as an apéro, or with mildly spicy dishes.  -EL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Austria

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Höhereck Riesling Smaragd

Höhereck (found between Kellerberg and Loibenberg), is southwest to southeast in exposition, with Gföhler gneiss laced with feldspar and quartz. One thing that is quite conspicuous upon visiting is that this is a vineyard in which a large portion is dedicated to just lying fallow as a nature preserve. Wild grasses and flowers stand untouched; the rest is terraced to vines. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Hollerin Riesling Smaragd

Hollerin has fairly large terraces, with loam and Gföhler gneiss soil. Sometimes thought to be the softer counterpart to nearby Höhereck. CB

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Loibner Mühlpoint Grüner Veltliner Smaragd

Mühlpoint is located on the gentle slope below Steinertal, with higher levels of loess and loam, more suited to growing Grüner Veltliner. CB

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Steinertal Riesling Smaragd

The Riesling from Alzinger's Steinertal parcel often sells out the moment it arrives from Austria; the steep, higher reaches of the vineyard have a sparse layer of soil over the primary rock of Gföhler gneiss which lends itself well to growing Riesling with intense minerality and power. The vineyard is located at the end of two valleys, where cool air intensifies in the autumn, providing ideal diurnal range to preserve acidity, ripeness, and aromas in the grapes. Luckily for us, this year there's enough available to make it to the website! Vibrant energy, elegant structure, age-worthy concentration, these are the attributes that make this wine so sought after! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $51.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $43.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $61.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $81.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $43.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $43.99

Beaujolais

Coudert (Clos de la Roilette) 2018 Fleurie Clos de la Roilette

2018 is an excellent vintage for Alain Coudert - reminiscent of the ripeness of 2009 but with firmer structure and brighter fruit. The Clos de  la Roilette shows a deep red/black color, with lush aromas of cassis, black cherry, pomegranate and blackberry - very complex - with hints of blood orange, licorice and spice. The palate is dense and deep showing the Moulin-a-Vent side of Fleurie, with juicy black fruits backed with firm acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is long with sappy fruit liqueur and earthy acidity. It's a big wine but quite balanced and well-structured - open well in advance if drinking now, or cellar for three to five years then drink until 2030. This is a classic Clos de la Roilette and is highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

Coudert 2018 Fleurie Cuvée Christie

Alain Coudert makes this lovely wine from two small parcels on typical Fleurie terroir of sandy soils over decomposed granite, in contast to the heavier clay/manganese soils at the Clos de la Roilette, which borders Moulin-a-Vent. The 2018 is a bright garnet/red color with vivid aromas of black cherry and ripe strawberry with violet, cocoa, earth and citrus. There is deep, ripe berry fruit on the palate, sappy and long, framed in grainy earth and citrus - showing the granite soils. This delicious full-bodied Fleurie shows the richness of the 2018 vintage but remains fresh and lively - drink this beautiful Beaujolais over the next three to five years, served cool, with just about anything!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

Descombes, Georges 2014 Regnié Vieilles Vignes 1.5 L

(Tasting note from September, 2017) The Descombes Regnié Vieilles Vignes is superb in 2014, showing lovely aromas of red currant and strawberry, violet, orange peel, brown spice and soil. There is velvety strawberry and blackberry compote on the palate with rose, pomegranate, earth and citrus. The finish is long with lemony acidity, mineral flavors and pretty red fruits. This is a complex and beautifully balanced Regnié that is delicious now, with aeration, and it should be superb from 2019 to 2026+. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
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Perraud (Maison B. Perraud) 2018 Morgon "Grand Cras"

The Perraud Morgon "Grand Cras" is an excellent example of the bold quality of fruit and structure that one can expect from 2018 Cru Beaujolais. From 60-year-old vines, the vineyard work is done without pesticides or herbicides. Similarly, fermentation is kicked off by indigenous yeasts and the grapes undergo semi-carbonic maceration. The wine is aged in old oak for 6 months and bottled unfiltered. Very little sulfur is used during the process - the analysis shows 8 mg/l total at bottling.  The nose and palate are a team of dark flowers, fresh earth, and wild dark fruits of cherry and blackberry. There are hints of green, savory herbs and dark stone on the palate as well. The structure is solid, with tannic chewiness and a focused, clean peak of acidity. It is a pleasure to drink now, but has a long life ahead. Dave H

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2016 Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion Cab Franc No SO2

Chateau Beausejour in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion has never used chemical herbicides or pesticides and was certified organic in 1995, a very rare occurence in Bordeaux! This cuvée is 100% Cabernet Franc and was vinified and bottled with zero added SO2 - it's a truly unique and distinctive Bordeaux showing complex aromas of red currant, cassis, coffee, earth and roast meats. The palate shows lovely round cassis fruit, with hints of mint, earth and minerals, finishing with a real taste of the terroir. Highly recommended for lovers of natural wines, it's Bordeaux like it used to be!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux Arrivies 11/01/19

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
  • 3 in stock
  • $75.99

Bellegrave 2012 Pomerol

75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc coming from hand harvested vineyards (35-60 year old vines) in the revered region of Pomerol. The estate has long dismissed the use of chemicals but has recently transitioned to biodynamic methods. Wine has been aged in French oak, with 1/3 being new, 1/3 being old, and the last 1/3 being from the producer’s previous vintage. It has aromas of spiced black fruit, with a mix of bold herbs, charred meats, and pumpernickel. A palate of grilled beef, dried plums, and black pepper. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

Bellisle Mondotte 2010 Saint-Emilion

This fantastic organically-farmed Saint Emilion is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented in concrete tanks for 25 days and then aged for 22 months in first- and second-use barrels. With a beautiful minerality of clay and limestone, the wine shows the finesse and elegance of a great vintage. The bouquet is complex with dark berry, prune, plum, dry tobacco, cedar, violet and herbal notes and the palate is luscious with supple tannins, good acidity and a lingering finish. A delicious wine at a great value to drink with brisket, roasted lamb and hamburgers. You can also cellar the wine for several years (+7 years) if you would prefer to consume it later. Caroline Coursant   

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic

Chateau Beausejour 2015 St Emilion Cuvee Speciale Puisseguin

The vines of Chateau Beausejour live naturally in the Saint-Emilion satellite region of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Unlike many neighbors, the vineyard has never been exposed to pesticides or herbicides, the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, and remains unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur. The 2015’s taut structure holds together a generous array of aromas and flavors. A youthful and pronounced set of scents, like sharp dark cocoa, mint, and black cherry come from the glass. Flavors are of espresso, blackberry, plum, and sweet kirsch. Still, there is something very, very refreshing about this Merlot-based red. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux

The Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is Michel Théron's top wine and a monument to traditional, old-school winemaking. The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from his parcel of old vines and some Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc planted on sand and gravel. All of his parcels are biodynamically farmed and he has never used synthetic treatments of any kind. This unfailing attention to detail in the vineyard carries over to his cellar work, which is precise and masterful. The wine is aged mostly in new wood for up to 18 months before spending another year resting in cuve. The 2014 is built to age but shows wonderfully hedonistic aromas already. Complex notes of sage, violets, and campfire mingle with graphite, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate offers powdery, mouth-coating tannins, bright acidity, and cool mineral inflections beneath supple flavors of bitter chocolate, thyme, and plum. Decant 1-2 hours if drinking now or hold for 5-8 years (at least). Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Colombier de la Metairie (Maison Blanche) 2014 Montagne-Saint-Emilion

Le Colombier de la Métairie is Maison Blanche's second label. Certified organic and biodynamic, this wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from about 45-year-old vines located in Montagne, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol and Libourne. The soils are clay-based, with a subsoil of limestone and gravel. Fermented with native yeast, the wine is aged for 15 months in cement vats and old barrels with minimal sulfur added before bottling. 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Coutet 2015 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Never once have herbicides or pesticides touched the vineyards belonging to Chateau Coutet, a certified organic producer located outside the city of Saint Emilion. The property boasts oak trees, fig trees, and orchid meadows as a measure to ensure the land’s health, and thus the quality of its grapes and wines. On the first night open, the 2015 St. Emilion Grand Cru (mostly merlot with small additions of several other Bordeaux varietals) revealed toasted vanilla bean, plum and blackberry, with shades of autumnal earth and leaves. By the second night, it offered expressions of gravel, tobacco, and dark flowers, along with softer black and red fruits. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Fonroque 2014 Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion

This is a great Bordeaux to bring to your Holiday parties! Château Fonroque is a superb certified biodynamic and organic estate near Saint-Émilion. Owned by the Moueix family since 1931, the estate is a proponent of traditional wine-making techniques with hand harvesting, spontaneous yeasts, and limited use of new oak. An elegant Bordeaux with precise minerality, the wine is a blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) of 35-year-old vines planted on limestone soils with some portions of clay on the hillside of the vineyard. The wine is fermented with native yeast in concrete vats and then aged in oak (with 30% new), keeping the freshness of the vintage. The resulting wine is a Bordeaux with energy and tension, bright calcareous minerality, great acidity and grippy tannin. On the nose, the bouquet is complex and lively with crunchy cranberry and black cherry, tart dark berries, dried tobacco leaves, Moroccan spices, earth, purple flower and savory notes. Drinking beautifully now, pair this wine with classic fare, such a steak, roasted rack of lamb, duck breast and full-flavored cheese, or age it for several years (7 years or more). Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $64.99

  • brandy
  • 5 in stock
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  • $99.99

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  • 18 in stock
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Groult, Roger 6 Year Old Calvados Pays d"Auge Kriek Cask Finish

Cantillon is perhaps the most famous producer of Belgian lambic (wild fermentation, sour) ales in the world, and their Kriek, a maceration and barrel aging of lambic and cherries, is a prized acquisition for  beer lovers across the world. This 6 year Calvados exhibits all the qualities of the fine apple brandies of the region, with wonderful notes of baking spice, apple peel, baked apple, and hints of caramel. Bottled at a slightly higher proof than usually, with a bit more punch. Yet there is also the other aspect, with the Kriek cask adding a note of red fruit (cherry and currant) and raisins, especially on the finish. A charming and very fun bottle, which continues to delight every time I drink it.Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
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  • $82.99

Ravignan 1985 (Bottled 2017) Bas-Armagnac 32 years old

This is the “new” release from one of our favorite estates in Bas-Armagnac. Ravignan spares no expense in creating France’s premier brandy. French oak barrels are air-dried for a full seven years before being filled with a spirit distilled to the very low 50% alcohol. After almost 30 years the spirit reduces in strength to about 42 percent, but gains in complexity and develops a beautiful flavor of roasted hazelnuts, wood smoke and a touch of prune. Perfect for 1985 birth years! John Rankin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The new 2017 bottling shines once again. The palate is thick and viscous, with notes of salted caramel and shaved dark chocolate transitioning to a beautiful dried fruit character of apricots, prunes and sultana. A hint of rancio peaks out from underneath the leather and woodspice, with a faint whiff of pickled ume plums and balsamic. Intense, but elegant, this is Bas-Armagnac at its finest, and one of the best values in the store. Oskar Kostecki

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  • 3 in stock
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  • $134.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $19.99

Chavy, Philippe 2016 Bourgogne Chardonnay

Fresh and cool-toned aromatically, the 2016 Philippe Chavy Bourgogne Blanc balances charm and  energy at a civilized (for white Burgundy) price point. Meyer lemon, white flower and stone fruit aromas dominate the nose. The briskly fresh palate displays citrus peel, white apricot, and stony flavors on a succulent and zesty finish with good mineral detail. A fine aperitif, but with enough depth to grace the table with shellfish, sea bass, and milder cheeses. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Domane de l'Enclos 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Here's a rarity, a new organic grower in Chablis. Brothers Romain and Damien Bouchard whose father Pascal is a famed negotiant. In 2015 their father sold the winery and passed on his vines to the sons who've built a new winery and begun the process of organic certification. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts and aged in stainless steel and bottled with minimal sulfur. The 2016 Beauroy 1er cru from the left bank of the Serein river is bright, high-toned and redolent of white flowers and sea spray on the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant and nervy with punchy flavors of lemon zest, apple peel, and chalk on a galloping finish. This has great tension between the pungent mineral notes and ripe orchard fruit with a compelling, cool savory herbal notes. The Bouchard brothers are vignerons to watch. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domane de l'Enclos 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

From .75 hectares of organically farmed vines dating from 1995 high on the hillside on the western end of the climat (per Jasper Morris). Fermented in wood with native yeasts without batonnage and bottled with minimal sulfur. The vibrant 2017 Mont de Milieu is perfumed , yellow-fruited, generous, and pretty on the nose. There's a dynamic interplay between the ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors and the snappy oyster shell saltiness on the brisk, energetic palate with a long, lingering succulent finish. Terrific now,  but certainly a good candidate for mid-term aging. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domane de l'Enclos 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

From .57 hectares of organically farmed vines dating to 1992. The 2017 Vaudésir Grand Cru has an expressive nose redolent of lemon blossom, citrus peel, white peach skin and wet stone. The supple palate has good concentration and cut with the ripe stone fruit flavors framed by a sapid earthiness and a long, lifted, expansive finish. This has grand cru class and is a delicious Vaudésir. Decant now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $113.99

Rontets 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé Pierrefolle

"The Pouilly-Fuissé cuvée Pierrefolle is made from the only vineyard situated outside the Clos at Rontets: this plot is set only 500 meters south and is warmer because of its plain East exposure and the sheltered position from the North wind. This climat has older geological origins, preceding the Jurassic era: it sits on a granitic bedrock and its soil has no clay or limestone. This is why at the beginning of the 1970s it was planted using the Riparia rootstock, which has low vigor and guarantees limited yields and very good quality grapes. All these characteristics produce wines with lower acid, compared to those produced within our Clos. Although larger and somehow more generous, Pierrefolle is always sustained by a precise mineral expression and citrus aromatic note." In the warm 2015 vintage, the Pierrefolle shows ripe aomas of white and exotic fruits with a bit of spice and earth. The palate, however, remains very mineral with firm saline acidity underlying the pear and citrus fruit. The finish is long with mineral flavors lingering on the palate. This is a beautiful Burgundy and a great food pairing - drinking well now, but five to ten years of aging will be very interesting. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,649.99

Champagne

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  • $199.99

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  • $119.99

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  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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Godmé, Hugues NV Champagne Brut Verzenay Grand Cru Rosé

Comprised of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay from biodynamically farmed vines in the Grand Cru village of Verzenay on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. Aged for 5 years on the lees. Disgorged  January 2018, bottled with 4g/l dosage. tge base year is 2013 with approximately 60% reserve wine from the previous four vintages. The wine has pale salmon ink robe and a fine bead. The nose is expressive with pretty aromas of dusty rose petals, sour cherry, plum skin, crushed herbs and a hint of brioche. Distinctly savory on the palate with cool-toned vibrant fruit,  nervy acidity, and impressive mineral depth on a long mouthwatering finish. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guiborat NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Prisme

A new grower for the Chambers Street Champagne section, Guiborat is helmed by Richard Fouquet, who grew up outside Paris and returned to his family's vines as a young man. The 100% Chardonnay 'Prisme' is comprised of grapes from 3 parcels in Cramant and Chouilly, farmed organically, and vinified in tank and neutral barrel, and spend 44 months sur latte, and bottled with 4.5g dosage. Based on the 2013 vintage, the wine has a pale greenish yellow robe, soft mousse, and fine bead. The nose offers aromas of wet stone, green apple, orange oil, and shortbread. The palate is rich, lemony, racy, and deeply chalky, with incisive mineral cut and a bright, briny, mouthwatering finish that lingers. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition .375 ml

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
  • 58 in stock
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  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $409.99

Marguet 2014 Champagne Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Crayères

100% Pinot Noir. The lieu-dit of Les Crayères is one of the great parcels in Ambonnay, if not all of Champagne. This sunny, mid-slope vineyard produces Champagne of great energy and cut. While still in its infancy, one senses nascent complexity the nose offers aromas of apple skin and Meyer lemon zest with toasty, biscuity notes. The palate, currently wound up and a bit backward, offers red fruit and deep stone flavors, with good power and tension. Of the 2014 lieux-dits, the nervy Les Crayères will likely need the most time in the cellar to evolve and knit the pure fruit flavors and firm, muscular structure. Bottled without sulfur. Disgorged March  2019. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
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  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

Marguet Père and Fils NV Base 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Shaman 1.5L

The Marguet NV Shaman 14 is comprised of 69% Pinot Noir and 31% Chardonnay bottled without added SO2 or dosage. One of our favorite non-vintage Champagnes. The nose is high-toned with aromas of honeysuckle, lemon blossom, and apple skin. The palate offers stone fruit flavors and ample ripeness over a firm mineral core on a long lingering finish. Though bottled without dosage, this is by no means lean or austere and offers great charm. Disgorged March 2018. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $72.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $94.99

Roses de Jeanne (Cedric Bouchard) 2017 base Champagne Blanc de Noirs Val de Vilaine

Formerly known as Infloresence, as of 2012 Val de Vilaine, this Blanc de Noirs comes from a south-facing 1.49ha plot of vines in Polisy planted in 1974 owned by Cédric's father. If there's such a thing as an 'entry level' Champagne in Bouchard's lineup, this is it. Historically more approachable when young than Bouchard's other wines, Val de Vilaine, is now more tightly wound and concentrated as the already small yields were nearly halved to 26hl/ha bringing it in line with the other cuvées of Roses de Jeanne. Here you'll find a classic expression of Polisy terroir. -John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 28 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $144.99

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  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Voillot, Joseph 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets

From .61 hectares of vines planted in 1932, 1950, and 1978. The vines are toward the top of the parcel in thin limestone soils. The 2016 Fremiets from Joseph Voillot has a bright ruby robe. The nose is delicate and floral with aromas of red fruits (wild strawberry, red currant, morello cherry), wild roses, rose hips, and exotic spices. The palate is silken, and supple, with red hedge fruit and wild strawberry flavors, and a fine stoniness beneath the dry extract. There’s a fine bright energy here, with a discreet structure framing the charming, succulent fruit. The finish has sneaky length and  articulate mineral detail. This is a Fremiets of finesse rather than power, but compelling nonetheless. Delicious now, though perhaps better in 5-8 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $39.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $899.99

Chantal Lescure 2016 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots

Nestled in between Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Echezeaux, Les Suchots is a premier cru break in the line of grands cru that runs from La Tache to Mazis-Chambertin, this is likely due to the small dip in the hillside that makes the climat cooler. But what a premier cru! The 2016 from Chantal Lescure is begulingly perfumed with aromas of tea roses, exotic spice, wild cherry, and a cool herbal topnote. The palate is lithe and racy with lovely flavors of red fruits and a game, with more of that Vosne spice and a fine grained structure that balances the lush fruit with bright acidity and framing tannins. This is delicious with a quick decanting, but should really shine with a few years in bottle. Gorgeous Beaux-Monts and attractively priced (relative to its neighbors). John McIlwain

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic

De Montille 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

From a .29 hectare plot in the upper third of the Clos. One third whole cluster.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $499.99

Jane et Sylvain 2017 Bourgogne Rouge

Jane et Sylvain: A refreshingly unpretentious name for a small organic estate in Gevrey-Chambertin. Their Bourgogne Rouge is from 20 to 30 year-old vines in a parcel that has never been chemically treated and always tended organically. The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge shows a brilliant red/black color with elegant, floral, tart cherry, raspberry, citrus and violet aromas. The palate shows the ripeness of 2017 with chalky strawberry and cherry fruit, earthy and very long, finishing with refreshing citrus, mineral flavors and red fruits. Serve this lovely Pinot Noir quite cool over the next five years - it's a delicious wine and a great value!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lignier-Michelot 2017 Bourgogne Rouge

So this is fun! 2017 Bourgogne Rouge from Virgile Lignier. Dark ruby, verging on purple, robe. The nose is deeply pitched with aromas of violets, blackberries, blue fruits, cassis, and loamy earth. The palate is supple and suave with flavors of black cherry and blackberry underlain by plush ripe tannins and a flush of mineral spice on the finish. There’s structure here, but the succulent ripe fruit is so pretty, that I have a hard time imagining myself cellaring for long. Not exactly cheap, but this would certainly make for a nice house red (if not nightly, I’d settle for fortnightly). Darned tasty with crisped duck confit with frisée and walnuts with a mustard vinaigrette. I’ll concede to loving Lignier-Michelot’s wines and this is no different. Drink now for the overt fruit or squirrel away a couple of bottles for 4-7 for the elements to knit. There’s complexity here, though the exuberance of the fruit is dominant at present. I’ve said it before: Lignier-Michelot has been on a roll since 2004 and are always worth a serious look. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers

Les Sentiers is located beneath the Bonnes Mares grand cru, north of the village and shares similar soils.  The wines, while layered and elegant, are more muscular and velvety, rather than silken and high-toned. The  Magnien "Sentiers" is from vines ranging from 45 to 90 years old and ages for 12 months in barrel, 10% new, then 2 to 3 months in cuve inox.  The 2017 vintage is effusively perfumed, with aromas of black cherry, wild raspberry,  violets, forest floor, and iron.  Dark cherry, black tea, and blood orange peel on the sappy, yet chalky, mineral palate. As befits the cru's proximity to Bonnes Mares, this is a more masculine expression of Chambolle-Musiginy. There's good concentration of fruit here, in addition to distinct terroir delineation; with still more to be revealed as the structure resolves itself further.  Decant now or better still, hold for 5 to 15 years. Only 12 btls are available.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $73.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes

From vines planted by Stéphane's grandfather in the lieu-dits "Athets"on gravelly soils in 1902-1903, the rare and beautiful Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes is a lovely combination of delicate fruit and minerals. The 2017 shows vibrant aromas of raspberry, black raspberry and  morello cherry, with hints of violet, rose petal, blood orange and stone, lifted by bright acidity. The palate is light and elegant with tart cherry and raspberry fruit, subtle and sappy, with stone and mineral flavors, finishing with refreshing acidity. This is a delicate and delicious Chambolle that should be decanted if drinking now, or wait 3 to 5 years then enjoy until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $54.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Coteaux Bourguignons Tradition (Passetoutgrain)

From 35-55 year-old vines below the village of Morey-Saint-Denis in deep clay soils, 50% Pinot Noir/50% Gamay (with the new AOC Coteaux Bourguignons replacing Borgogne Passetoutgrain and Bourgogne Rouge). Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts and aged 16 months in tonneaux and stainless steel vats, bottled unfined and unfiltered, about 150 cases made. It displays subtle baking spices and birch on the nose, with dark cherry, hickory, and a slight flicker of evergreen on the tongue. The structure is bright and fresh. As designed, this bottle should be paired with family dinners of roasted poultry or braised beef. Considering the coming season, this could be an ace on your Thanksgiving table.

  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $15.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins"

The Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins" is another new cuvée from Stephane Magnien, and it's an absolutely delicious wine! It's made from young vines of Pinot Fin, in the vineyards of "Bas-Chenevery" and "Crais-Gillon" on gravelly soils. There is a 12-month elevage in mostly old barrels, followed by 4 months in cuve inox - only 200 cases were made. The 2017 "Grains Fins" is a terrific wine, surprisingly structured and dense for a 2017 - perhaps the smaller grapes of Pinot Fin brought a bit more grip to this generous vintage. The wine shows a bright deep red color, with vibrant aromas of raspberry and tart cherry, very floral, with hints of darker fruit and earth. The palate has nice grip and density with sappy red and black fruits, with a chalky texture, leading to a firm and very mineral finish. Enjoy this delicious wine in its vibrant youth, or wait a few years then drink until 2030-2035  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $43.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From two premier crus, Les Gruenchers and Clos Baulet, mid slope in Morey Saint-Denis, giving a slightly fuller wine than Faconnieres. As with all of Stephane's parcels, there is a high percentage of old vines of "pinot tordu." Stephane Magnien is a longtime Chambers  favorite. The 2017 "Aux Petites Noix" has a dark ruby robe. The nose is a touch reserved at first; with an hour in the glass, aromas of black fruits, Lapsang Suchong, mustard seed, and game emerge, with a pleasing cool herbal note lending lift. The palate is mid-weight and fairly concentrated for the vintage—blackberry syrup, dark loamy soil, game, and iron dance around savory mineral core girded by ripe, though somewhat firm tannins. This has good sap and there’s enough sophistication and supple fruit for this to be a pleasure with air (and it is a pleasure), but there’s enough structure, balance, and nascent complexity to warrant 7-10 years of cellaring so that the elements knit. That said, this is just cracking with braised duck legs and olives over  grits, and mustard greens. This is a lovely bottle for earthy, soulful fare and well worth the tariff. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $66.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières

From a parcel of old vines grown in Les Faconnières, one of the best situated climats in Morey-Saint-Denis, located beneath Clos de la Roche and between the Millandes and Charrières premier crus. The 2017 shows a deep red/black color, with  earthy aromas of black cherry and blackberry, earthy and meaty with violet and a bit of southern "garrigue." The palate is rich and ripe with black fruit liqueur and hints of licorice, lemon zest and earth.  The finish is expansive, mouthwatering, gamey, mineral, and long, with fine persistence. This gorgeous Faconnieres is delicious now, as the complex, ripe fruit wraps around the firm acidity, mineral flavors and elegant tannins. Best to wait 5 to 8 years and enjoy until 2035-2040. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $69.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Monts Luisants

Situated to the west of Grand Cru "Clos de la Roche," this steep and stony parcel has very thin topsoil over the limestone, with vines from 15 to 75 years-old. The 2017 has a dark ruby robe. Aromas of black fruit, spice box, bramble and sauvage grace the nose with notes of forest floor and a touch of oak. The mid-weight palate offers ripe plum and blackberry fruit flavors, with a crosscurrent of brambly herbaceousness. Nice framing mineral saltiness and ripe tannins, good vibrant acidity. This is vivacious and confidently Morey in character with plenty of charm and enough earthy gravitas to keep things honest. This displays the 2017 charm but with plenty of terroir expression. A delicious Les Monts-Luisants with plenty of upside for cellaring in the mid-term. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $72.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes

The Stéphane Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis "Vieilles Vignes,"  is from  45 to 65 year-old vines in "Clos Solon" and "Cognés" on clay/limestone soils. The 2017 shows a deep red/black color and is initially less aromatic than the "Grains Fins," then shows dark black cherry and strawberry confit with hints of spice, roast meat and licorice. The palate is dense and sappy with deep strawberry and black cherry fruit, quite dense and long with hints of mint, stone and bitter chocolate, finishing with firm acidity and saline minerals. This offers superb quality for a "village" Morey-Saint-Denis and will repay 3 to 5 yars of cellaring, then drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $47.99

Magnien, Stephane 2018 Coteaux Bourguignons Pur Pinot Noir

The 2018 "Pur Pinot Noir" is the new Bourgogne Rouge produced by the talented Stephane Magnien at his superb estate in Morey-Saint-Denis from two small parcels in the lieu-dit "Gué" below the village, one planted in 1960 the other in 2009, aging for 16 months in large barrels and cuve inox, bottle unfined and unfiltered. The 2018 shows a bright deep red color and exuberant aromas of ripe strawberry, red currant and cherry, lush and floral. The palate is dense with vibrant red currant and morello cherry fruit lifted by bright acidity, sappy and long, finishing with ripe refreshing red fruits. This is a joyful Bourgogne rouge to enjoy over the next five years - it's a great value that will disappear quickly - don't delay!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $799.99

Germany

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn

Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around; the meager soils, cooler climate and wind at this altitude make for a site that is often harvested last. A nose flooded with gardenias and magnolia blossoms, sorrel, stone and wild strawberries, the Stirn is singing with zesty green plum and mango, key lime zest, grapefruit, and nectarine, great balance and tension built on a mineral core. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 30 in stock
  • $44.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 8 Kabinett

Much like the Spätlese, grapes for the Kabinett are pre-selections from multiple vineyards on Ayler Kupp. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 7 Spätlese

Much like the Kabinett, grapes for the Spätlese are pre-selections from multiple vineyards on Ayler Kupp. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Kern Fass 9

Kern is a parcel on the west-facing side of the Ayler Kupp, extending from the top to the bottom of the slope, with slate at multiple levels of erosion, warmed by the afternoon sun. When we tried the wine a few months ago, it was showing a bit more reticence than expected (but we assume that's an unfortunate side-effect from tasting suitcase-carried bottles right after arrival). Subtle notes of green herb stems, delicate florals, and juicy orange, balanced with just a hint of sweetness. We look forward to re-visiting this bottle! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 24 in stock
  • $43.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's parcel of the Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Ayler Kupp, closer to the base of the slope. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $55.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 3 Feinherb

New to the US, sourced from a parcel adjacent to Stirn on the Ayler Kupp. Fass 3 is that electric, ever-so-slightly off-dry Saar Riesling we love: bright notes of juicy tangerine and nectarine are focused and practically shimmer on the palate. A lively pairing for ceviche, fried chicken, salty snacks, dry hot pot. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 48 in stock
  • $29.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 4 Feinherb

Another newcomer this vintage, Fass 4 is sourced from the Scheidterberg and Rauberg vineyards, located west/northwest of the town of Ayl with south/southeast exposition and much softer gradient to the slope. Fass 4 is more citrusy than the Fass 3: key lime juice, tangerines, starfruit and nectarines are punchy, light and fresh with kaleidoscopic acidity balancing the 36 g/L of residual sugar and sustaining a lengthy finish. Brilliant Riesling in all senses of the word. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 19 in stock
  • $28.99

  • rosé
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

Stein 2011 Mosel Sekt 'Ohne'

Upon visiting Ulli Stein's cellar, I was impressed with the sheer number of projects he has chosen to undertake: he produces a full range of Riesling from sparkling to still, dry to sweet. He also experiments with varieties rarely seen in the region (I'm pretty sure we walked by a row or two of Sangiovese), grows several different clonal selections, and has a cellar filled with different-sized tanks and barrels: variety is key. During the visit, Ulli would walk from barrel to barrel piping samples, and would give the backstory for his inspiration for certain projects (often times born from late night conversations with friends). 'Ohne' means 'without', a title Ulli reserves for his wines made without adding sulfur, dosage, or filtering agents. The Sekt is 100% Riesling, savory, stony, austere and herbal, with oxidative notes of yellow apple and pear to round out the finish. Cari Bernard

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

  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $37.99

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  • $43.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

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  • 18 in stock
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Gin

  • gin
  • 10 in stock
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  • gin
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

Brovia 2007 Barolo Garblet Sue

Garblet is the vineyard; Sue (here missing an important accent for computer / technical reasons) is another local name for the top of the vineyard — the part that gets the most sun. This wine is a powerhouse — 14.8 degrees alcohol — rich, darker in color, lots of fruit with a touch of the extra intensity that came in 2007 — a pretty big wine. Rocche is certainly more elegant now, but it will be very interesting to see how this turns out. JW

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2006 Barolo Brunate - le Coste

The Brunate — Le Coste is, as usual, more brooding, darker, and more structured than the Cannubi -Ravera, but shows similar elegance and finesse. Clearly this will need a bit more time in the cellar. Jamie Wolff (2008)

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $324.99

Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2006 Barolo Cannubi - Ravera

Sig. Rinaldi is a key figure in the renaissance and development of natural wine in Italy, acting as mentor and inspiration to other producers. He’s also one of the organizers of the great natural wine fair called ViniViniVini. Tasted there two weeks ago, the Cannubi-Ravera 2006 shows great potential — of course the wine is tight, but nonetheless it was very expressive and beautifully balanced, with gorgeous kirsch fruit and mineral aromas and flavors dominating; the finesse that’s typical of this wine — delicate and powerful at the same time — is already evident. Jamie Wolff (2008)

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $324.99

Roagna 2011 Langhe Rosso (Nebbiolo)

This wine is better than most Barolos, period. So long as you don’t require a lot of oak, or a lot of pomposity in your Nebbiolo, if you were served it blind I think you would agree that it’s on par for quality with Roddolo Nebbiolo, or G. Rinaldi’s. Like those wines, this is easy enough to drink, although you might get the feeling that some more years in the cellar will only make it finer. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Versio, Francesco 2016 Barbaresco

Perhaps Francesco Versio is just young-looking… He has to have a lot of energy for his very demanding day job (winemaker at Luigi Oddero with Dante Scaglione) and yet he is also making his own excellent Barbaresco. The 2016 is about 65% from San Cristoforo and the balance from Cotta and Starderi (all in Neive). Tasted in late June the wine was showing gorgeously, very open and complete, savory with delicate citrusy aromatics, and beautifully balanced – a super elegant and refined Barbaresco. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 4 in stock
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  • 38 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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Italy White

  • white
  • 21 in stock
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Kosher

  • red sweet kosher
  • 10 in stock
  • $7.99

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Batardiere 2015 Anjou Clos des Cocus

Anjou last year, Vin de France this year (the mystery of the Appellation board!), this is Chenin Blanc from Anjou, whether or not it's on the label. Dense, and crystalline, witn mint flower and and cooked apples on the nose, a touch of honeysuckle and vanilla on the palate. Stones, herbs, and a touch of refreshing salinity in the super long finish. This is truly a young wine, and a big expression of Chenin. A fascinating bottle to have over several days. One really gets the sense that this young Thomas Batardiere is getting very comfortable and connected with his vineyards.Drink now with a proper decant or put it away for a while! Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2016 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful southeast-facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permits a tiny  production from franc de pied vines) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barrels (most purchased in Burgundy and untreated with sulfur), 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since its first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. In the low-yielding 2016 vintage Le Clos Guillot is particularly elegant and age-worthy, showing floral aromas of Italian plum, black cherry and blackberry. The palate is perfectly balanced, dense and deep but not fat with elegant chalky black fruit and mineral flavors that continue in the very long finish. A bottle opened a day before showed more complex, floral aromas, but a tighter palate - of course this wine can be enjoyed young but peak drinking will be 2027 - 2045+.  Given the reasonable price, this belongs in your cellar! (Normal case discounts apply) Another Bravo! to Matthieu and Bernard Baudry... David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2018 Vin de France La Tesniere Pineau D'Aunis

This is a lovely, soft and ripe expression of Pineau d'Aunis from Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, from vines adjacent to Clos Roche Blanche on clay with silex in organic and biodynamic farming. Aged in old futs and demi-muids, bottled without filtration, minimal SO2. Light red/pink color. The wine shows subtle aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry with rose petal and white pepper, quite elegant and surprisingly delicate in this ripe vintage. The palate is light and pretty with perfect acidity and mineral flavors - this is a beautiful expression of Pineau d'Aunis and a wonderful pairing with any lighter meat dishes and mild chesses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Brégeon, Michel 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Fred Lallier is now in charge at Domaine Bregeon and doing great work at this important estate - one of the leaders in the return to quality in Muscadet, now in conversion to organic farming. The 2017 Muscadet is from Gabbro terroirs in and around Gorges - it shows distinctive aromas associated with this terroir - stone, petrol and mushroom, which take a back seat to lovely white fruits in this ripe vintage with pear, apricot and  ripe apple, with hints of lemon confit, wet stone and anise. The palate is round and ripe, framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors, with stone fruits, earth 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 to eight years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Cuvée Chevalerie

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 topsoil, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. Slightly deeper and darker than the superb 2014, the 2015 Cuvée Chevalerie  shows a lovely deep red/black color and elegant ripe blackberry and plum skin with black pepper, stone, prune and roast meat. The palate is well-structured, round 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 con 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
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chidaine 2017 Montlouis Sur Loire Les Bournais

This is usually our favorite wine from François and Manuela Chidaine, long-time champions of organic and biodynamic farming in the Loire Valley. Named after the soil type "Les Bournais," a unique clay topsoil over limestone (tuffeau blanche) also found across the river in Vouvray and without the silex present in most Montlouis terroirs. The 2017 is a beautiful example of this wine with lovely aromas of lemon confit, kiwi, pear, lime-flower, honey and earth, with subtle hints of crushed raspberry as well. The palate is dense and creamy with chalky ripe pear and citrus fruits with a long, lush finish of stone, white fruits, anise and citrus. (Lush but dry at only 2.3 gr RS/L) This is a beautiful Montlouis that will perfectly accompany lobster,  fish or white meats in sauce, Asian foods and goat cheeses. It's delicious now, and should be very interesting after ten to fifteen years in the cellar.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chidaine 2018 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent value from a deeply conscientious producer. Francois Chidaine practices biodynamics in his vineyards and takes the health of his soil and the environment to the next level by rotating cover crops and avoiding plowing. The resulting wine has a rich texture with a distinctly stony finish. The nose is delicate mix of white grapefruit, sage, and fresh white flowers, and the palate is fresh and rounded, only faintly herbal rather than overtly vegetal as some Sauvignon Blanc can be. The wine was aged and fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, and spent several months on the lees before bottling. Well balanced and a great pairing for sautéed fish or vegetables and certainly with goat cheese. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2015 Savennières La Jalousie

2015 is a beautiful vintage for the superb Savennières of Domaine du Closel. La Jalousie shows subtle, complex aromas of citrus peel, pear, almond, stone , lime-flower and honeysuckle which follow through on the perfectly balanced palate.  The fruit is lush and ripe but there is great acidity and minerality as well - the wine is elegant and very delicious in its youth, - serve with fish in sauce, scallops, monkfish, chicken in sauce and mild cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $37.99

Dauny 2018 Sancerre Clos du Roy

Domaine Dauny in Crézancy has been organic since 1964 - Nicole and Christian are the 12th generation at the estate!  The Dauny Clos du Roy is from 40-50 year-old vines in this famous limestone vineyard. The palate is round, ripe and balanced with  white fruit, herbal and mineral flavors backed by crisp acidity. The finish is long with dried pear, stone and anise flavors. This is a lovely Sancerre from an excellent vintage that will accompany almost any seafood dishes, chicken and white meats as well.

  • white
  • 44 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

Domaine de Reuilly 2018 Reuilly Les Pièrres Plates

Minerals for days is the first thing that comes to mind while enjoying this wine. Not only a great alternative to Sancerre, but distinctly of Reuilly, a nearby Loire appellation laden with Kimmeridgian limestone. The Domaine de Reuilly was founded in 1935 alongside an oak forest, which is still used by the Domaine for their barrels. Proprietor Denis Jamain has taken this estate to new levels of quality with organic and biodynamic farming.  The nose is delicate and opens up nicely as it comes up in temperature showing notes of fresh, clean grass, white grapefruit, and peach blossoms. The palate is lean and linear displaying the beautiful stony texture imparted by the calcareous soil. This wine will be a perfect highlight to shellfish and crisp salads, and lovely balance to lighter proteins and creamy goat cheeses. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

La Lunotte (Chistophe Foucher) 2017 Vin de France Haut Plessis (Menu Pineau)

This is a superb Menu Pineau from Christophe Fouche at La Lunotte, combining density of fruit with the unusual high-acid character of the grape. From very low-yielding vineyards above the Cher river, near St Aignan in Touraine, it's a richer style than those of Villemade and Tue-Boeuf. Christophe transfers his wines from tank into small barrels as soon as the fermentation is under way, where they stay until bottling by hand without filtration. The 2017 is a bright pale gold/bronze color with beautiful aromas that combine slight oxidation with lemon, pear, almond, anise, and mineral notes; on the palate the wine is rich and sappy backed by the very high acidity with flavors of toasted almond, dried pear, citus, caramel and wildflowers. Serve this unique wine with full-flavored oysters, fish and white meat dishes, or just sip and enjoy!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2017 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

Christophe Foucher's 2017 "Rossignoux" (Sauvignon Blanc) is an outrageously delicious natural wine showing  a bright gold color and slightly oxidative aromas of ripe pear, citrus, stone, hay and caramel. The palate is dense and creamy with sapid, ripe stone fruits framed in very firm saline minerals and earthy acidity. The finish is dense and long with dried pear, pine, lemon and herbal flavors lingering on the palate. Christophe is making beautiful, artisanal wines that are completely unique - we have 20 cases that will disappear quickly. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2018 Chinon Rosé

This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20-year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2018 shows lovely aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, citrus and rose; the palate is ripe and pretty with raspberry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture, a bit more weight and ripeness than the 2017, with juicy acids, berry flavors and minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now and will open up nicely through the spring and summer and will keep well into 2020. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended. DL 

  • rosé
  • 42 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Houx

 Jo Landron's Domaine Louvetrie "Les Houx" (formerly labeled "Hermine D'Or") is from a great parcel of 20 to 50 year-old vines on shallow sandy clay soils, rich with silica, quartz and iron, over a bedrock of gneiss and clay - a great terroir for Muscadet that always gives a dense, complex wine which benefits from medium-term aging. The 2017 is a great example and a sensational value. Lovely pale bronze color. A bit closed when first opened, then showing aromas of ripe pear, apple, lemon peel, a field in the sun, a hint of anise. The palate is dense and long with white fruits, stone, almond, iodine and citrus with perfect bracing acidity. Rather full-bodied for a Muscadet, this will accompany crab, lobster and monkfish as well as chicken, pork, Asian foods and goat cheeses. Or hold for a few years and serve with full-flavored fish dishes. Bravo, Jo Landron!

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

This lovely wine clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons, a great parcel on gneiss with clay and amphibolite stones, produces lovely, classic Muscadet. A wine 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.  In 2017 the majority of the grapes were lost to frost, but the portion that remained made a beautiful wine showing pretty herbal, citrus,  and white fruit aromas.  The palate is elegant and bright with pear, quince, lime-flower and lemon backed by silky lemony acidity and mineral flavors. Perfect with oysters, mild flavored fish and chicken dishes and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2018 Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Côt "La Pépie"

100% Cot (Malbec). Only three of Pépière's 43 certifed-organic hectares of vines are planted to black grapes: Côt and Cabernet Franc (known locally as Breton). They are in the 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black grapes are in a section with a gentle slope and southwestern exposure. The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, with only the free-run juice used for the wine. It is fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, followed by around five months of aging in stainless steel. The 2018 Cot shows lush blackberry aromas with earth and spice; the palate is bright and fresh with deep supple blackberry and red currant fruit that is lifted by bright acidity. The moderate alcohol (12%) contributes to making this a versatile and refreshing red to serve with charcuterie, roast chicken, pork dishes and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Pepiere 2018 Vins de France Cabernet Franc "La Pépie"

100% Cabernet Franc from  the Pépière 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black grapes are in a section with a gentle slope and southwestern exposure. As with the Côt, the Cabernet Franc is harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, with only the free-run juice used for the wine. It is fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, followed by around five months of aging in stainless steel. The 2018 shows peppery Cab Franc aromas of ripe red currant and black raspberry, lush and earthy. The palate is ripe and round with bright acidity and deep red currant fruit with hints of licorice, mint, smoke and earth with a nice sappy finish. Serve with charcuterie, rilletes and rillons, pork and chicken dishes. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2016 Vouvray "Le 16"

100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon's only still, white, demi-sec wine in this very difficult and short vintage in which the estate lost 75% of its harvest. The "Le 2016" replaces the usual Trois Argiles, Silex Noir and Les Deronnières bottlings, with fruit from a range of those and other parcels. The vines average 40 years in age, are certified-organic and were hand-harvested from October 10-18. Fermentation took place spontaneously with natural yeasts and lasted 2-3 months in wood vats. The wine was aged 4-5 months on its fine lees in old tonneaux (large oak barrels) and gently filtered before bottling in April 2017 with 22.4 grams/liter of residual sugar (with pH 3.07).  Total production of Le 2016 was 1600 cases (a yield of only 11 hl/ha). The wine shows lovely aromas of lime-flower, honeyed citrus, dried white fruis and earth. Firm lemony acidity and mineral flavors underlie  ripe white fruits and lemon confit. The finish is very long with citrus,honey, pear and stone . Technically a Demi-Sec, the wine is balanced by the bright citrusy acids and will pair well with charcuterie, fish in sauce and white meats. Cellar for twenty to thirty years to create a fabulous mature Vouvray.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2017 Vouvray Les Trois Argiles

The 2017 Trois Argiles has 17 grams of residual sugar, but more than enough acidity to balance that out. Coming from the heavier clay soils, this wine is slightly deeper and broader than the Silex Noir (black flint) with a rounder  palate. Notes of citrus and orchard fruit, with white blossom, honey, and slight hints of candied ginger. A beautiful pairing with poached fish. Oskar Kostecki

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $28.99

Roche Bleue 2017 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30 year-old vines on slopes and terraces of clay and silex over limestone, certified organic farming with biodynamic methods. The 2017 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - peach, pear, and kiwi with almond,  honeysuckle, lime-flower and mineral notes. Dried peach and pear, citrus peel, stone and herbal notes on the palate with terrific density and a quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding and mineral young Chenin that will open up over the next three to five years, and might be quite interesting at ten to fifteen years or age -  it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses.  DL

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2018 Coteaux du Loir La Belle D'Aunis

The talented Sébastien Cornille is making some of the most beautiful wines in Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir - The 2018 "Belle d'Aunis" is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from old vines in clay with silex soils over limestone in the Coteaux du Loir; 15 day semi-carbonic maceration, slow pressing and assembly with the "jus de goutte" followed by aging in 3 - 4 year-old barrels. The wine shows a bright red/garnet color with eleganr aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, cherry and rose petal with white pepper and earth. The palate shows chalky, sappy raspberry and tart cherry fruit, light but dense, elegant and long with earthy acidity lingering in the finish. Refreshing and delicious now, this should be quite interesting after three to five years in the cellar. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sablonnettes 2018 Vin de France Le P'tit Blanc

The 2018 Le P’tit Blanc comes from Sablonnettes’ 40 hectares of biodynamically farmed vines in the Cateaux du Layon AOC. The grapes are grown on chemical-free schist soils and hand harvested, then the wine undergoes natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Upon the first glass, the wine is a razor-sharp style of Chenin Blanc, with lemon and unripe apricot and an ultra-clean edge of zippy white stones. As the glass warms, the wine relaxes, showing white and yellow flowers, green tea, savory peach and honey profiles. Another unique but excellent offering from a consistently stellar producer. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

Tessier 2018 Cheverny Rosé (Pinot Noir, Gamay)

Always a treat, this year's iteration of the Tessier rosé is a bit darker than the 2017, which was all Pineau D'Aunis. This time around, it's a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, with more concentrated fruit than the pale and subtle 2017, but the essential backbone of minerality and fresh acidity is there. Flavors of Ocean Spray Cranberry, and a bit of hibiscus, and wet stones. With fried, grilled and otherwise salty foods, this should be perfect! 

  • rosé
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

Misc. Europe

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $26.99

Kamara Estate NV Retsina Wine (Greece)

Retsina is the ancient style of resinated white wine of Ancient Greece. Wines have been flavored with the sap or resin of Aleppo Pine for at least 2000 years, and the unique profile is (when well done) very friendly to spiced seafood and other Mediterranean fare that form the core of the Greek diet. I like to drink retsina with cured fish, with olives, or with Asian food.  This retsina is the most impressive I've tasted, and very reasonable in price: the grapes (from young estate vines in Thessaloniki) are vinified in stainless steel tanks with small bits of Aleppo Pine resin added to the must. The profile is clearly resinated (think of the aromas of pine sap and bark, rather than aggressive menthol notes) but the fresh character of bright Assyrtiko and Roditis grapes certainly comes through (typically, modern retsina is made with neutral, fleshier Savatiano - the use of Assyrtiko and Roditis makes this brighter, fresher, and more interesting to my palate). Retsina sometimes gets dismissed but I hope you'll try this as either a fun aperitif  or a great pairing for well-flavored seafood, garlicky dips, or charcuterie. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic

Sant'Or 2018 Santomeri Santameriana Skin Contact

This wine comes from the nearly unknown Santameriana grape, found only in the village of Santomeri, where the Sant'Or Winery is based. Sant'Or produces the only varietal wine from this grape, which Panos Dimitropoulos has worked to recover from obscurity. For the skin contact wine, the grapes are macerated on the skins for 20 days, before maturing it for 6 months in clay eggs. The resulting wine is medium to full bodied, with some delicate tannic structure and notes of apricot, bitter herbs, and honey. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

Misc. France

Anders Frederik Steen & Anne Bruun Blauert 2017 VdF Pure Magique Pas des Chimiques

The Pure Magique is mostly Syrah, with 25% Viognier. Some of the Syrah is direct press, and the majority of the grapes are kept intact and soaked in the juice, along with the juice from the Viognier grapes. Nice, clean and fresh! It drinks like a light red, and has a bit of herbaceous/spice character, most likely from the Viognier. Drink lightly chilled.   Eben

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $28.99

  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Belluard NV Ayse Vin de Savoie Les Perles du Mont Blanc

Les Perles du Mont Blanc is made from biodynamically farmed Gringet and spends two years on the lees before disgorgement. Fermentation for the base wine is done with indigenous yeast; the second with Champagne yeast and there is no dosage added, making for an exquisitely dry wine with fascinating complexity.  This bottling is richer than in years past, but still intensely mineral with heady aromas of  pine forest, baking spice, and toasted walnuts. The palate is decadent, with creamy flavors of pear, wildflower honey, nutmeg and bright lemon curd. The invigorating acidity makes this a versatile, food-friendly wine to pair with roasted chicken, oysters, charcuterie, or cheese. Amanda Bowman

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

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Carmarans, Nicolas 2018 IGP Aveyron Mauvais Temps

Nicolas (Nico) Carmaran is a whimsical farmer/vigneron who produces fun and fascinating wines in the Aveyron, a small region in southern France. Mauvais Temps is 80% Fer Servadou and 20% Cabernet Franc from Granite terroir. Nico says he finds the 2018 to be a bit fuller than previous vintages, and I definitely agree, though it's still quite graceful and smooth on the palate. Spice and earth, with a long mineral finish.    -EL

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Fornelli Corse Vermentinu Blanc 2018 Corse

On the eastern coast of Corsica, closer to Algeria than France, Josée Vanucci and her husband Fabrice Couloumère are organically farming 45 hectares of farmland (18 of which are vines). Based on a soil of clay and alluvial from deposits of the Bravone River, sitting directly under the massif Castagniccia, the vines are around 25-35 years in age. The proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea helps the vineyards retain moisture during island droughts. Natural yeast fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The result is a Vermentino with great depth: lively acidity from a Meyer lemon-tang, with notes of quince, leading to a mineral-salt finish. JDC

  • 26 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Clos Marfisi 2017 Corsica Patrimonio Gritole

Under the helm of the fifth generation of the Marfisi family, Julie and Mathieu are making bold, complex and vibrant Corsican wines. That they are both so tied to their homeland and terroir is evident: Mathieu is President of the Patrimonio AOC (the AOC covers 400ha), and his father, Toussaint, has some of the oldest vines on the island. Clos Marfisi’s vines lie on a steep limestone slope rising out of the Mediterranean Sea, where large chunks of limestone cover the coastline. The family has never touched the land with herbicides nor pesticides, and they are moving toward organic certification. Gritole is 100% Niellucciu, with a deeply intense nose, reminiscent of great Southern Rhone wines. The palate features fresh acidity and light minerality, which show beautifully with notes of rose petals, black fruit, smoked meats, and cassis. Truly, Corsica at its best.  

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Combel La Serre 2018 Cahors Pur Fruit du Causse

The Combel la Serre "Pur Fruit" is 100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance) from seven different sites around their home village of Cournou, which lies on the Causse, a limestone plateau in Cahors at 320m elevation. Planted on clay-limestone soils, the vines are certified organic and average 35 years old. The grapes are hand-harvested and crushed with 20% whole clusters; the juice ferments at cool temperatures with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks with a 10-day skin maceration. The wine is aged on its lees in cement through the winter and bottled in the spring.  The 2018 is a vibrant fruit-bomb showing a deep red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry liqueur with violet and citrus hints. The palate is supple and sappy with dense blackberry and black raspberry fruit, lifted by bright acidity - quite lush and ripe but at only 12.5% alcohol it's refreshing and balanced. The cool, sappy fruits continue in the bright finish. Perfect with a steak or stew or just gulped by itself  - serve cool and enjoy!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

d'Orphee (Stephane Lucas) 2017 IGP des Côtes du Tarn Champ d'Orphee

Tucked away in a tiny plot of land in the Cotes du Tarn (within the Gaillac AOC), Stephane Lucas is committed to working with the local varietal Braucol. From a parcel laden with broken-down limestone soil, the Braucol sees longer maceration time before pressing. Aged in stainless steel, there is also no sulfur added in the winemaking. Stephane produces a delightful natural wine with a nose of brambles, cassis, lavender. The palate is light and soft, with notes of black raspberry, white tea, and red cherry. JDC

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Dupasquier 2010 Roussette de Savoie Marestel 1.5 L (Last of Stock)

2010 is in the zone. Expressively aromatic with wildflower, papaya, toasted hazelnuts, and hints of bergamot. The palate is rich and giving with heady flavors of smoked pineapple, herbs, honeycomb, and citrus. Firm minerality carries the fleshy tropical fruit flavors through an extraordinarily long finish. Powerful and finessed, this bottle deserves a place on your dinner table alongside shellfish, grilled fish with creamy  herb sauce, or a traditional raclette. (Tasted from 750ml) Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

Enfants Sauvages 2016 Cotes Catalanes Cool Moon

From 85-year-old vines of Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc, with a small amount of Maccabeu and Vermentino, from a 75-year-old parcel. Fermented and aged for nine months in Austrian oak vat (12 hl Stockinger) and smaller used barrels. This is a really fascinating white that has been creating quite a little buzz here at Chambers St. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan and herbs, with mineral cut in the finish, and a touch of spice that lingers after each sip. A must for fans of interesting and unique white wines. -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ilarria 2015 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, stressing biodiversity in the vineyards with the overall health of the soil being his number one concern. The 2015 Rouge is 55% Tannat, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc. While packing a punch of dark flavors of plummy fruit, cured meats, and green herbs, there is also a signature lifted elegance to the wine. This has been attributed to Peio’s commitment to vineyards of limestone, which is unique in a land known for iron-rich soils. On the table, this red would do well with Mediterranean lamb or pork dishes. 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2016 Vin de France Pure M Malbec

The 2016 Pure M is a beautiful natural wine with zero added SO2, 100% Malbec grown on "Calcaires a Asteries" typical of the plateau of Saint-Emilion. Two year elevage in 1200 liter Taransaud foudre without fining, filtration or SO2, 1600 bottles produced.  The wine shows complex, pure, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and prune with hints of tobacco, spice and earth. The palate is silky and bright with ripe cassis, blackberry and blueberry fruit backed by refreshing acidity. Mineral and ripe berry fruit flavors linger in the long finish.  Serve this cool with any grilled meats, and it's balanced enough for veggies and lighter meat dishes as well. Just delicious and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2017 Vin de France Fleur

Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris from Franck and Isabelle Pascal in Bergerac, Biodynamic farming, vinification without additives, aging for 18 months on the lees in cuve inox. This is a new addition to our Jonc Blanc lineup, and a really lovely, crisp white. Not too tropical,  offering  melon and stone fruit aromas, with lovely ripe pear on the palate with herbal and mineral flavors in the long finish. This is a fantastic value and a wine of great character that's  perfect for the summer, served with fish in sauce, chicken and mild cheeses!  EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2017 Vin de France La Tribu (Grenache)

Geraldine and Meryl Croizier make this lovely 100% Grenache with grapes grown on clay/limestone soils in the Ardeche, hand harvested, 8-day carbonic maceration, fermentation with wild yeasts, aged on the lees for 9 months in vat, bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero added SO2.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2017 Vin de France Tous Cousins (Syrah)

The La Vrille et le Papillon "Tous Cousins" is 100% Syrah grown in clay/limestone soils inthe Ardeche near Montelimar. Harvested by hand, fermented with wild yeasts, aged in vat for 8 months and bottle unfined, unfiltered and with minimal added SO2.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2018 Vin de France Chapeau Melon (Merlot)

We're happy to have another vintage of this delicious Merlot from Meyrl and Géraldine Crozier in the Ardeche - in the hills just west of the Rhône river, near Montelimar. The 2018 Chapeau Melon shows a dense black/garnet color and aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis, with floral and earthy notes. The palate is dense but not heavy with bright blackberry, cherry and cassis fruit backed by firm acidity and with flavors of soil and stone. This is a lovely natural Merlot of terroir that will be a great pairing with grilled foods this summer. Serve cool - it's a great value and is made with no sulfites for those who want to avoid additives in their wine!

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

Turenne 2017 Cotes de Provence Cuve Bastien Rouge

Cécile and Philippe Bénézet produce lovely organic wines on soils of sandstone with clay and limestone pebbles ("gravoches") northeast of Bandol in Provence. The cuvée "Bastien" is made from old vines of Carignan with Mourvedre and Syrah, hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, semi-carbonic, with minimal addition of SO2. The 2017 "Bastien" shpws aromas of blackberry and black raspberry with pepper, earth and floral notes. The palate is nicely textured with mineral notes below black fruits, citrus, spice, licorice and earth. This is a delicious and versatile Provençal red that will accompany grilled meats, roast chicken, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2017 Cotes de Provence Gravoches Rosé

Domaine Turenne produces beautiful wines in Provence through many years of organic farming, hand harvesting and wild yeast fermentations. The elegant rosé Cuvée Gravoches is made from 90% Mourvedre with 5% Grenache and 5% Cinsault, similar to the blend in nearby Bandol. The 2017 shows a lovely bight pink/orange color and aromas of ripe raspberry, blood orange, peach, rose petal and brown spice. The palate is supple and dense with mineral flavors underlying ripe berry liqueur and stone fruits - it's quite well-structured and very long, a young wine that will open nicely with aeration or with a few years of aging. A rosé of cuisine, serve with white meats, grilled pork with Provencal herbs, chicken in sauce, bouillabaisse, tagines and goat cheeses. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2018 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Camille Rosé

Domaine Turenne, northeast of Bandol in Provence, produces this lovely rosé from 80% Cinsault, 10% Grenache and 10% Syrah, certified organic. The terroir is a unique bed of limestone and sandstone debris with sand/clay stones called "Gavroches" which bring a pronounced minerality and good drainage to the vines. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented with wild yeasts and the wine is bottled with minimal SO2. The 2018 "Camille" is a pretty, very pale pink/orange color with aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, rose and citrus, with a hint of stone fruits as well. The palate is light and elegant with subtle berry fruits, a hint of citrus and stone, and has nice density and length. This is a light and lovely rosé for all year enjoyment, sipped by itself or with grilled fish, white meats, salade Niçoise and mild cheeses - and it's a fabulous value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 56 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Val de Sorne (Jean-François Ryon) 2012 Côtes du Jura Crémant Rosé

Jean-Francois Ryon comes from a family steeped in the methods of organic farming. He started selling his wines from the village of Vernantois, in the far southern reach of the Jura, in 1992. This sparkling is an evenly-split blend of Chardonnay and Poulsard that come from Ryon’s 2.7 hectares of vines. It carries with it a touch of residual sugar, which helps structure the flavors of subtle red fruits and orange rind. Also, the regionally specific blue marl soils give it a spark of smoky flint. Being slightly sweet, it is extremely versatile and would pair well with baked deserts or spicy/well-seasoned vegetarian or meat dishes. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Val de Sorne (Jean-François Ryon) 2017 Côtes du Jura Trousseau

Like all of Jean-Francois Ryon’s wines, his 2017 Trousseau was made from his small holdings in the village of Vernantois in the southern limits of the Jura. It was fermented with indigenous yeasts and sees a minuscule amount of added sulfur. The nose is that of dried dark flowers, fresh soil, and forest fruit. There are red and black berries on the tongue, which are assertive and tart. Because of this dynamic of rustic aromas/flavors and mouthwatering structure, a bottle of this Trousseau would lend itself to a drier meal of roasted poultry or pork. As the pairing suggests, this is a perfect wine for the colder days of autumn and winter. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Le Strie 2014 Rosso di Valtellina

Azienda Agricola Le Strie is a tiny property located in Valtellina, composing a little over 1 hectare of vines located in Sassella and Valgella subzones, producing around 7,500 bottles annually. The grapes are farmed organically, hand-harvested, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. The subsequent wine ages for about 18 months in large botti. The Le Strie Rosso di Valtellina has a wonderful nose of raspberries, red and black cherries, red plum, rose, and crushed violets. The palate is precise, at once delicate and lifted, but also carrying intensity, with soft tannins and bright acidity. With a hint of earthiness, this wine worked beautifully with a mushroom risotto.  Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Maga, Lino 1994 Oltrepo Pavese D.O.C Barbacarlo

A quite notorious vintage in northern Italy, 1994 was marred by weeks of rainfall in September, diluting the quality across much of the renowned growing regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. While it's hard to find concrete vintage reports on Oltrepo Pavese, we can assume that can assume some similarity; indeed the 1994 Barbacarlo is lighter in both color and mouthfeel than other vintages tasted from the 90s. Yet in no way would I say this is a lesser vintage, and as with all Maga wines, bottle age knits it together in beautiful ways. A bottle opened in Verona in April showed slightly fresher, with more raspberry, currant, and ripe red fruit. The bottle tasted in New York in September was slightly more muted on the fruit side, but showing beautiful notes of development; sage, nutmeg, baking spice, hints of cedar and tobacco leaves wonderfully integrating with notes of dried cherry and dried cranberry. There is amazing vivacity to all the Barbacarlo's I've tasted, and this is no exception. It will throw a bit of sediment, so decanting an hour before serving is recommended.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $74.99

Maga, Lino 2016 Pavia Rosso IGT Barbacarlo

The bishop of Broni comes each year to taste Signore Maga's wines, and upon tasted the 2016 proclaimed it "mystical." So now Lino has a handmade plaque above his door that reads "We make mystical wine" and we as consumers have the opportunity to sample something divine.  The 2016 will age tremendously. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $55.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $11.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

Misc. Spirits

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • vermouth
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • herb liqueur
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Forthave Spirits Amaro Marseille 375ml

The Forthave Marseille Amaro is truly unique affair. Based on a medieval recipe of four thieves who, as the story goes, traded their secret concoction for clemency. It is at once soft and assertive. Eucalyptus, mint, cinnamon, dried lemon peel, dried tea leaves, and honey dominate the nose, while the palate further reveals star anise, lemon extract, a touch of vanilla, and cloves. Marseille uses raw honey as a sweetener, and similar to something like Amaro dell'Erborista by Varnelli, it gives it a wonderful, soft and lush texture. Perfect as an after dinner digestif. Oskar Kostecki

  • bitter
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Forthave Spirits Blue Gin 43%

A fuller-bodied style of American gin, the Forthave Blue Gin is creamy and viscous on the palate, with notes of citrus rind, juniper, aniseed, allspice, mint, pine, lavender, and a long, savory finish. A perfect choice for classic gin cocktails like a Negroni or Aviation, it also plays beautifully in a straightforward Martini. Make this your choice for an autumnal local gin! Oskar Kostecki

  • aperitif
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

High Wire Distilling Southern Amaro Liqueur 750

Historically, amari were made as a way to make full use of the harvest by macerating leftover herbs, botanicals, and fruits in distilled spirits. This of course means everything was grown locally, resulting in a myriad of different styles depending on where you were and what crops were planted. And while there are other American amari on the market today, it’s hard to think of one that truly capitalizes on its bountiful, regional raw ingredients. Most are based on traditional Italian – or even Scandinavian – recipes, which are delicious, but rely on herbs and botanicals that may or may not be native to where they are made. Enter High Wire’s Southern Amaro. Using a base of neutral corn spirit, they macerate Yaupon Holly (America’s only native caffeinated plant) and gentian root, along with wild mint, local Dancy tangerine, and Charleston Black Tea (the only colorant used), among other botanicals. It is then sweetened with neutral cane syrup which they make themselves from local sugarcane. It is wild and intriguing on the nose with brown sugar, sweet spice, and zesty citrus balanced by deeper aromas of black tea leaves, pine resin, smoke, and hints of brine and celery. The palate is quite lifted and herb-forward with a balanced sweetness, and it is here that the tangerine and mint really shine along with a touch of black cherry. Reach for this after a fantastic meal! Tim Gagnon

  • herb digestive
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

La Quintinye Vermouth Extra Dry .375

A delicious vermouth with a base of select white wines from the Southwestern France, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, and 27 different botanicals. A beautiful golden color, it is heady, floral, and intensely aromatic with underlying currents of licorice and anise. It is incredibly dry, but maintains a balance on the palate and it is here that its Pineau des Charentes roots show. This is perfect for sipping or in a more adventurous Martini.  Tim Gagnon

  • vermouth
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • vermouth
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • vermouth
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • fruit liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Portugal Fortified

  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

Portugal Table

Aphros 2017 Phaunus Pet Nat (Loureiro) Vinho Espumante

The Phaunus Pet Nat is all Loureiro, vinified in stainless steel with no added yeast or sugar. There is a short period of maceration, and disgorgement is after 5 months of aging, with no filtration or fining. Super dry, refreshing and textured, this is a wonderful addition to the ever-changing Pet-Nat section here at Chambers, and comes highly recommended for any fan of tasty bubbles. Eben Lillie

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

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

Aphros 2018 Phaunus Palhete (Loureiro & Vinhao blend)

Palhete is the local name for a wine that is made in a farmer's style, by blending red and white grapes to create a low-alcohol wine to drink during the day. As founder Vasco Croft explained to me, there was no soda or beer back in medieval times, and water was not reliable, so the Palhete wines provided the only trustworthy hydration at the time. This particular blend is 80% Loureiro and 20% Vinhão. Alcohol is 12%, admittedly not as low as the medieval version (these were usually between 4-6% alc.), but extremely drinkable nonetheless! Drink chilled. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Aphros 2018 Phaunus Pet Nat Rose Vinho Espumante

A refreshing rose sparkler from Aphros winery, this is a blend of Alvarelhao and Vinhao, made in Pet-Nat (or Ancestral) style. Tasty, fresh, and very pale in the glass, with bright acidity and subtle fruit mingling with hibiscus and rosewater notes.   -EL

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

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

Folias de Baco 2016 Vinho Tinto Uivo Francisca

Folias de Baco was started in 2007 by Douro native, Tiago Sampaio. The vineyards are located in the Alto Douro, on soils of schist and granite. He is reviving old traditions by making fascinating field blends from indigenous varieties, and at the same time exploring his love for Pinot Noir, which he developed while studying winemaking in Oregon. This wine is 100% Tinta Francisca, a native, but almost forgotten grape. Grown in granite and schist soils at 600 meters of altitude, it's dark in the glass, elegant and chalky on the palate. A beautiful wine with some crunchy red fruit and great acidity. In 2016, Tiago had to buy one new barrel, which he aged a small part of the Tinta Francisca in. This lends some subtle notes of oak, that have integrated nicely in the bottle. Lovely now, this is a great wine to keep in mind for fall feasts.  -EL

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Luis Seabra 2017 Douro Xisto Ilimitado Branco

Having spent nearly a decade shaping the wine program at Dirk Niepoort’s eminent Douro estate, Seabra’s wines are a sublime example of the terroir of his native Douro Valley. His wines are always terroir-driven, and his dedication to expressions of schist-soil is the most important factor in his wine-making. Xisto Illimatado Branco (a Portuguese analogue to the idea of a “village” level Burgundy) is a field-blend of Rabigato, Codega, Gouveiu and Viosinho from 30-45 year-old vines, planted at high elevation in Cima Corgo, a subregion in the Douro Valley that experiences extreme variances in temperature (allowing an extended hanging period for the fruit). The wine offers the closest expression to Chablis outside of Burgundy: bright acidity, ultra-expressive minerality, with notes of ripe citrus, green apple, slate minerals. Seabra’s wines can be aged for another decade, but can be enjoyed today with oysters, scallops, and rock shrimp tempura. JDC

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $24.99

Luis Seabra 2017 Douro Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

The Xisto Ilimitado is a delightful entry into the wines of Luis Seabra's latest project. This is a red blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Tinta Barroca,  Malvasia Preta and Deonzelinho Tinto. It shows soft tannins, notes of pepper, spice, smoked meat, and bright dark fruit. Backed by a strong mineral presence and great acidity, this wine shows a velvety depth in the finish. Almost Saint-Joseph in profile, this wine will age incredibly well, but can be drunk now with any roasted meat or game. JDC

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Maria da Graça

This is 90% Alfrocheiro from young vines, and 10% Bical (a white grape), from clay-limestone soils. Grapes are foot stomped in 6000L lagars for about 10 days and then aging is for about a year, until the wine is bottles without fining or filtration. I tasted this wine several times in the last year or so, and I kept finding it a bit closed and tight. Not too tannic, but nonetheless structured and tough. Just yesterday (April 4th), Tiago came by to pour a few wines and say hello, and the Maria de Graca was singing! Now it was almost Burdundian in its elegance and finesse. The fruit was pronounced and more open, and the tannins were soft and integrated. Now that it's really opening up, it should be a great pleasure to drink for many years to come. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

Rhone

Balthazar, Franck 2016 Cornas "Chaillot"

We're very happy to once again have Cornas from Franck Balthazar in the store - organic farming, no nonsense vinifications with low or zero sulfur - some of the best work in the Northern Rhone.  As we haven't gotten to the note, here's it is from our friend JLL at Drinkrhone  "There is sultry promise on the nose, airs of crushed black fruits, roast beef depth, keen lines of cassis-blueberry, a wee note of smoked bacon. There are great shafts of fine sunlight in the bouquet. The palate is coolly fruited, has real wavy elegance, is sumptuous and sustained, This is very belle (rather than beau), super fine, well balanced, comes with some tannic cut and depth, delivered with a velvet glove. The attack is up and live, holds great fruit; it lengthens with brio, has a finely mineral tune in closing, violets on the aftertaste. The mineral comes along by stealth. There is great transparency of terroir in this STGT Cornas. From mid-2020. 2034-36" "...great shafts of sunlight in the bouquet" I'll drink to that! (STGT stands for Soil To Glass Transfer!)

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $119.99

Chapelle St. Theodoric 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Sablons

Chappelle St. Theodoric - a project of winemaker Bapiste Grangeon and Peter Weygant - has quickly become one of our favorite Southern Rhone producers. The domaine is comprised of two parcels of Grenache vines (each ranging in age between 50-100 years): La Guigasse, a soil of pure sand, and Le Grand Pin, a terroir of pure sand on the top of Pignan - and famously neighboring Chateau Rayas. "Les Sablons"is Grenache from both parcels, which sees whole cluster vinification, and aged in demi-muids. The 2016 is a bolder and richer vintage than most: it will still carry the aromatics and floral traits of Chapelle St. Theodoric's wines, yet with beautiful undercurrents of black raspberry, red flowers, fresh red cherry and a long finish of cassis and bright plum. An elegant wine that can be aged for quite some time, or enjoyed now after an hour decant. JDC 

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $49.99

Charvin 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Our quick drop of the Charvin 2016 at the importers tasting left us convinced that this is a superb, elegant, old-school Chateauneuf that is worth having in your cellar. We quote the reliable, somewhat English notes of our friend John Livingston-Learmonth on his wonderful website, drinkrhone: "deep, dark red colour. The bouquet packs in a variety of upbeat influences – massed herbs including sage, laurel, with cooked Damson plums from the Grenache, spice and oiliness. The palate is extremely coherent, a really good whole, full of heart and genuine, from the vineyard density. The flavour rests on spiced plum fruits for now, with tea, black olives notes towards the wide and long finish. The tannins have spark, a rockiness that gives the wine a leg of momentum as it ends. This is very good. It can become a major Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with definite individuality and complexity."

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $30.99

Clos des Grillons 2018 Vin de France Grillons Rouge

A few kilometers outside Tavel, in Rouchefort du Gard, Nicholas Renaud is cultivating 18 hectares of vines next to his neighbor, Eric Pfifferling (Domaine de l'Angelore). Philosophically in keep with Pfifferling's wine-making style, Renaud  farms bio-dynamically and organically, and his wines are vibrant, perfumed, and bursting with energy. Les Grillons, mostly Grenache with some Cinsault, is a light and lively cuvée with notes of black cherry, peach, pear and mint. Tangy minerality leads to an herbaceous finish.  A wine of finesse and character, ideally served slightly chilled. JDC

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $25.99

Domaine Alary 2016 Cairanne "La Brunote"

Now under the hands of Denis Alary, a vigneron of a old, storied estate (this is the 11th generation), Domaine Alary is producing textured and lovely Southern Rhone wines. Founded in 1692 (under the reign of the Sun King), Domaine Alary lies in the commune of Cairanne, where Denis has a number of Cairanne terroirs. The mix of terroir is important in a cuvee like La Brunote - a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Carignan. The Grenache is harvested on the region’s “terroir garrigues” while the Mourvèdre and Carignan are harvested on a south-facing mountain slope made of clay-limestone soil. The wine is then fermented with natural yeasts for around 25 days. On the nose, the wine is a complex medley of lovely red fruits and spice: red currant, sour cherry, sweet pepper and plum. On the palate, the wine shows notes of pear, herbal tea, Black Krim tomatoes, ripe cherry and dried apricots. With soft tannins from the Mourvèdre, lovely acidity and depth, La Brunote is a wonderfully balanced and complex wine. JDC 

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Ferme des Sept Lunes 2016 Saint-Joseph Chemin Faisant

Jean Delorbe makes beautiful natural wines in and around Saint-Joseph - The 2016 Chemin Faisant is from massale selection vines planted in 1975 by Jean's father, on decomposed granite soils in the northern sector of Saint-Joseph, above Saint-Desirat. Biodynamic farming, wild yeast fermentation, aging in 4 to 10 year-old 600 liter barrels, zero added sulfur. The wine shows ripe pure fruit liqueur aromas, blackberry and black raspberry, quite elegant with hints of earth, stone and licorice. The palate is deep and supple with black fruits that are cool and lifted by bright acidity with a backing of earthy mineral flavors that carry through on the finish.  Northern Rhône Syrah can be quite beautiful when vinified without sulfur dioxide and this a lovely example. Lovers of Gonon Saint-Joseph will appreciate the similar style of this natural wine - drink over the next ten years. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ferme des Sept Lunes 2016 Saint-Joseph Pleine Lune (No SO2)

The expressive and gorgeous natural wines of Jean Delorbe are packed with ripe layers of black fruit, none more so than in the Pleine Lune. This cuvée, 100% Syrah sourced from four hillsides in Saint Désirat (on slightly decomposed granite), sees some of the warmest temperatures on the estate. The wine is aged in a combination of neutral demi-muids and old barrels for 12 months, before aging is continued for 3-4 months in tank. Unfined and unfiltered, and without any SO2, Delorbe produces a Saint-Joseph packed with energy. There are notes of fresh blackberries, red currant, plum and sour cherries, with a deep and textured finish. This is Saint-Joseph at its most natural. Bravo to Jean! JDC

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ferme des Sept Lunes 2018 Vin de France Syrah Gamay (75/25)

The delicious 2018 Ferme Sept Lunes Syrah is from high elevation vines, just above the Saint-Joseph appellation on granite soils, with only 10 mg/L of SO2 added before bottling. The Syrah was so dense in 2018 that Jean added 25% Gamay to lighten the wine, creating this extremely pretty and luscious Northern Rhône red. The aromas are cool and bright with ripe blackberry and blueberry, with violet, licorice and mint. The palate is supple and grainy, showing the granite terroir, with lovely cassis and blackberry fruit that lingers in the refreshing finish. Only 10 mg/L of SO2 are added - this is a delicious natural wine that will please a crowd!

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gramenon 2018 Cotes-du-Rhone Poignée de Raisins

The Gramenon "Poignée de Raisins" is all Grenache from young vines grown on the hillsides and plateau of Gramenon in Montbrison. The terroir is a maritime sandstone/sand and shell soil. The grapes are partially de-stemmed, there is a 15-day maceration and fermentation with wild yeasts with a 6 month aging in vats. The 2018 vintage shows deep notes of plum, rose hip and cranberry on the nose, along with a more subtle savory side. The palate is a brighter medley of red fruit, which includes notes of ripe cherry, apple, and white flowers. A wine to be enjoyed within 3 years. JDC

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marcoux 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge

Domaine de Marcoux farms about 18 ha in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. There is a wide range of soil types from sandy soils in Charbonnières, to red clay and galets in L’Arnesque and Les Bouquets, to limestone and marl in Les Esquirons and Beaurenard, to red clay and gravel in Gallimardes, Les Serres and Les Plagnes. They grow mainly Grenache, with an average vine age of 50 years old, with smaller amounts of Mourvedre, Syrah, and Cinsault. There is a four week wild-yeast vinification with minimal extraction followed by aging in cement vats and large barrels. The 2015 Marcoux shows a dense garnet/black color with meaty blackberry and black cherry liqueur with floral, spice and pepper. The palate is dense and sappy, quite supple and ripe with bright red currant and berry fruit that is lifted by firm acidity and that continues in the long well structured finish. As with all the 2015 Châteauneufs, the lovely fruit makes this delicious now, but three to five years of aging will really open the wine which should drink well for 15 to 20 years. This is a wine with great character and authenticity, well done Domaine de Marcoux!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

Texier 2014 Brézème Domaine Pergaud Vieille Serine

Made primarily from 80 to 90 year-old vines of Serine, generally regarded as an old version of Syrah (which evolved from Mondeuse Blanc and Dureza) with smaller berries which survived through massale selection, principally in Cote Rotie.  Serine gives a more aromatic and elegant wine that the larger berried modern Syrah. The 2014 shows earthy, complex black and blue fruits, with chalky strawberry amd floral aromas. The palate is intense and earthy with blackberry, red currant, licorice and mineral flavors with pretty red fruits lingering in the long finish. Decant well in advance if drinking now, best to hold ten years or more. "...reunites the potential of 2010 with the amiability of 2012" says Eric.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Usseglio, Raymond 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Impérial

(90-95% Grenache planted in 1901-02, from sandy soils on Les Pialons, La Girardette, 10% Counoise, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Clairette, 40% destemmed, aged in concrete vats) "...full red robe. The bouquet lies in wait thanks to the pedigree and natural thickness of the black fruits from the old Grenache vines, has an established oiliness from them, and shows cool sides outside them. Prune, a touch of leather feature. The palate is rich and rolling with a gentle wave of spherical content and luxurious, natural tannins that lead into a black olives, lightly salted finish. This is unhurried wine, with great ageing potential, and, mercifully, no headiness. The layers of fruit and content are impressive. From 2022, so there can be an extra level of variety and stimulation. I can wish for no more from this great Châteauneuf." drinkrhone (Rated by drinkrhone in the same group with Rayas, Marcoux VV and Beaucastel J Perrin)

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Voge, Alain 2016 Cornas Les Chailles

The Voge Cornas "Les Chailles" comes from 40-year-old vines on lower slopes, with sandy limestone scree celled "chailles' over granite. Mostly de-stemmed, fermented with wild yeasts, aged for 18 months in barrique, none new. The 2016 shows a deep red/black color, with floral, animal notes in the aromas of blackberry and black cherry. The palate is earthy with sappy ripe red currant and black fruits with saline minerals beneath, finishing with firm acids and flavors of fruit and soil. A bit softer than the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, this lovely Cornas will drink well young and over the next ten+ years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Voge, Alain 2016 Cornas Vieilles Vignes

This classic Cornas is from vines averaging 60 years old on granite "gores" in the vineyards of "Combe," "Patou," "La Cote," "les Mazards" and "Chaillots."  The grapes are partially de-stemmed, fermentation is with wild yeasts, aging is 20 months in barrique 15% new. The aromas are elegant and bright with red currant and black raspberry, earth and stone. The palate is dense with ripe black fruits, licorice and earth, with a beautiful, very long finish of black fruits with intense minerality. "Terroir in the glass here, for lovers of The Real Thing" says Drinkrhone and we couldn't agree more. Drink this superb Cornas over the next 15 to 20 years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $78.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Voge, Alain 2016 Saint-Péray Fleur de Crussol

The Voge Saint-Peray "Fleur de Crussol" derives its name from the Massif de Crussol whose limestone scree covers the granite slope above the village of Saint-Peray. This provides the unique minerality of this beautiful 100% Marsanne from 80-year-old vines. The fermentation is with wild yeasts, aging is in 1 to 3 year-old 228 liter barriques, SO2 addition is relatively low. The 2016 is a superb Northern Rhône white showing complex aromas of stone fruits, roast almonds, hay, stone and chamomile, The palate is marked by strong minerality beneath dried pear and apricot with almond and herbal flavors which continue in the long well-structured finish. Drink over the next ten years with white meats, full-flavored fish dishes. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rum

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • white rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Sake

Brooklyn Kura Junmai Ginjo Nama #14 750ml

A new batch of the Junmai Ginjo Nama, and one I am particularly excited about. Since tasting some of the first releases from Brooklyn Kura in the beginning of this year, this particular release shows more nuance and depth, and a desire for constant improvement. Brandon extended the fermentation times for this batch, going for a 40 day fermentation as opposed to the more common 30-35 days. He also forwent a sterile filtration this time, leading to a brighter, fresher expression. This sake is aromatically very complex, with cantaloupe, cantaloupe rind, banana, citrus, lemon rind, yellow flowers, yogurt, and a slightly green, grassy quality all present on the nose. The palate is bright, with higher acidity than earlier batches, but still has the mouth-coating quality I've come to associate with Brooklyn Kura sake. It is drier than previous versions, but still comes in at a Sake Meter Value (Nihonshudo) of -1, making it just a tiny touch off-dry, though this is balanced fantastically by the vibrant acidity. This sake is perfect as an aperitif, or with light summer fare, salads, crudo, or creamy cheeses. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

Fukucho NV Sake Junmai Ginjo Forgotten Fortune

Fukucho is made at Imada Shuzo, in the town of Akitsu in Hiroshima Prefecture, on the shores of Japan's Inland Sea, a body of water separating the islands of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Notably, Imada Shuzo is run by a woman, Miho Imada, who holds the title of both Brewery President and Toji Master, positions she inherited after over a decade of training in the family business. In the years since, she's put her own mark on the brewery, most notably with the Forgotten Fortune bottling. Imada-san revived an heirloom variety of Hiroshima rice called Hattanso, previously only conserved in seed banks, and replanted it for the first time in over a century. After years of experimentation, she's dialed in the exact brewing specifications and crafts this wonderfully clean, vibrant sake with a undercurrent of salinity and umami. The nose is delicate with notes of melon, cucumber peel and steamed rice, and the palate shows great acidity and crisp dry finish.  Hiroshima is famous for its oysters, and this sake is a perfect pairing. Delicious with all types of shellfish and seafood, this sake also pairs wonderfully with salads and other light vegetarian fare. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Junmai
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

  • Junmai
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

Miyasaka "Masumi" Hiya-oroshi Junmai Ginjo 720 ml

Masumi, the premium brand from Miyasaka Shuzo in Nagano, makes one of our favorite hiya-oroshi styles. On the nose, among the more forward notes of steamed rice, melon, citrus rind, and underripe mango is a savory undercurrent of sesame paste, hazelnuts, cream and a faint whiff of pine, moss, and crushed leaves. As the sake warms up to room temperature, the savory characteristics become even more prominent, it gains in weight and mouthfeel, and a hint of caramel and honey creeps in. Enjoy with fall vegetable dishes, mushrooms, a roast chicken, or as a wonderful accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

Mutemuka Shuzo Muroka Nama Genshu

Mutemuka Shuzo is located in the mountains of Kochi Prefecture on the southern shore of Shikoku Island, close to the source of Shimanto-gawa, known as Japan's "purest" river on account of its remote location and lack of dams or other obstacles. Established in 1893, Mutemuka has been an early pioneer of organic rice farming, and for the past few generations has been crafting bold expressions of sake. This junmai nama genshu (unpasteurized and undiluted) is a knockout. Laden with bold umami flavors, this explodes on the palate with notes of grass, hazelnut, cocoa nibs, parsnip, dried apricot, raw honey, citrus peel,  and a slightly lactic quality. Due to the slightly higher alcohol (18%) is has a very rich mouthfeel and feels vibrant on the palate. Pair with roasted meats and vegetables (it was particularly good with pork), mushroom risotto, hearty udon, and other savory, umami-laden dishes. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $36.99

  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

Ryujin Oze Junmai Sake 720ml

Ryujin Shuzo creates the Oze no Yukidoke line of sake in Gunma Prefecture, just to the north of Tokyo. This small brewery has a long history, going all the way back to 1597, and creates very crisp and mellow sake, mostly due to the very soft water coming from underground sources close to the brewery. With notes of steamed rice, anise, melon, banana, pineapple, and a super dry finish, this is a classic junmai to be enjoyed in any occasion. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 5 in stock
  • $33.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

South Africa

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $16.99

South America

Pedro Parra y Familia 2017 Chile Valle del Itata Imaginador Cinsault

Pedro Parra is champion of terroir. After getting a PhD in the subject and consulting for some of biggest names in wine-making worldwide, he began this project with his family in their homeland, Itata, Chile.  The 'Imaginador' is a unique Cinsault from 70-80 year old head-trained vines, but because of the more than 200 year history of this vineyard, there are smatterings of Muscat, Semillon, Carignan, and País planted throughout that make their way into the blend. Pedro purposefully sought out pockets of granite for the vineyards he works with because of the structure it gives to the wines. The nose has a deep intensity of ripe red and black cherry and a touch of barnyard in the best way. The palate is fresh and focused, with the granite coming through clearly in the finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Tikal 2015 Mendoza Amorio Malbec

Tikal is a true labor of love for the Catena family of Mendoza, Argentina; an effort to create a thriving biodynamic winery paying homage to the ancient Mayan and Incan gods of the Sun and Earth in their design and in the blends of their wine. The 'Amorio' is 100% Malbec from ~44 year old, ungrafted vines in the Paraje Altamira region of the Uco Valley. The wine is fermented in concrete with native yeasts, aged in 60% new oak and then bottled unfined and unfiltered adding to the rich, unctuous texture of the wine. Displaying notes of stewed raspberry and plum layered with nutmeg and coffee grounds. This will be an excellent pairing for brisket, rack of lamb, and other intensely flavored dishes. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 45 in stock
  • $10.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

Bodega Cauzon 2017 Cortas Y Graena Iradei

This is the darker and more full-bodied of Ramon Saavedra's reds, from ungrafted vines of Tempranillo, Cabernet, Merlot and Garnacha. As with all of Ramon's wines, the Iradei has great balance and length, with very pure fruit, and a backbone of minerality and fresh earth. People say there is something special about wines that come from ungrafted vines, and I would have to concur, though I can't quite put my finger on it. There is certainly something about the aromatic complexity, and a higher tone to the red and black fruit notes of the wine. All in all, this is perhaps the best version of Iradei bottling we've ever tasted, and a great choice for fans of full-bodied natural reds.  -EL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes Y Graena (Granada) Blanco

Macabeu, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia. Grapes see 1 day of maceration, and the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Lovely stone fruit on the palate, with herbal tea notes. Density meets fresh grassy acidity in an ideal way so the wine has depth and length, but is also perfectly crisp. A fresh and fascinating white from the Cauzón lineup.  -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Cauzon

Ramón Saavedra produces this Tempranillo from high altitude (800-1000m) vineyards in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Granada. Ramon's approach is to emphasize freshness and intensity of fruit character through short maceration times and vinification in stainless steel. Here, the result is a wine with animal, garrigue, and red fruit notes on the nose. The palate is alive and changing: look for black cherry, red raspberry, game, and a pronounced mineral finish. There's body here and some nice, friendly tannins balanced by tense acidity that makes this wine gastronomically very friendly. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Duende

Duende is Ramon Saavedra's 100% Syrah cuvée from organically farmed, high altitude vineyards in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada. The winemaking is similar to the other Cauzon wines, with full destemming, a short maceration time, and vinification in stainless steel. The result, however, is quite a bit darker than either the Tempranillo or the Garnacha, with black cherry, earth, and game on the nose and lots of rusticity on the palate. The profile suggests a natural affinity to lamb or hearty, charred vegetable dishes. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Mozuelo

Ramón Saavedra organically farms vineyards high in the Sierra Nevadas and produces fresh, living wines with no additives, including sulfur. Mozuelo is 80% Garnacha with the remainder being red-fleshed Garnacha Tintorera, both from high altitude (800-1200m) vineyards. The grapes are entirely destemmed, macerated briefly on the skins and vinified in stainless steel tank. The result is a nervy, high acid expression of Garnacha, with lots of brightness and fresh, just-ripe fruit. The nose is slightly floral with notes of thyme and macerated red berries. The palate is fresh and alive with red sour cherry and freshly picked red raspberry complimented by cooling, clean minerality. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Cauzon 2018 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Pi Noir

Pi Noir is back, and it's fresher, livelier, and juicier than last year! Vibrant body, with herbs and bright red fruit on the palate, with some spice, and weighing in at a pleasant 11.5%. The grapes see 3-5 days of gentle maceration and the wine is aged in stainless steel. High altitude vineyards provide ample acidity to frame the material and keep the alcohol low. This is a singular expression of Pinot Noir.    -EL

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodega Lanzaga (Telmo Rodriguez) 2013 Rioja Tinto

Telmo Rodriguez is making elegant Riojas from a small selection of outstanding vineyards in the cooler part of the appellation. For the Bodega Lanzaga bottling, he blends grapes (predominantly Tempranillo, with some Garnacha, Graciano and small amounts of other indigenous varieties) from five vineyards, fermenting in concrete before 14 months of aging in 225L foudre. The wine's profile is elegant and balanced but full bodied: savory, meaty notes are balanced by pretty fruit and nice mineral freshness in this great expression of contemporary Rioja. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from multiple parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora (northern Tenerife). Fermented separately, the wine is then aged for 8 months - a portion of the wine in concrete tanks on the lees and the other in 500 liter barrels - before being blended and bottled with minimal addition of sulfur. This iteration of the Artifice Blanco sees some skin contact, which adds subtle structure. Tropical aromatics blend with golden fruit and a touch of nuttiness. Really a step up for the Artifice label from Borja. No longer simple "intro to Canary Island wines," these are top quality offerings that get better each year, as Borja gains more experience and familiarity with the vineyards.   -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Tinto

The Artifice Tinto is delicious in 2017! All Listán Negro, with great acidity and balance. Blood orange and baking spice on the nose, medium weight on the palate, and refreshingly mineral on the finish. Borja has been getting into whole cluster fermentation, and used about 30% whole cluster with this vintage. Even though the tannins of the stems are intense, he really likes the fruit profile, and we have to say, we love it too!   -EL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2017 Tenerife Artifice Vidueno

Vidueño is a blend of local white grapes Marmajuelo, Listán Blanco, Albillo, Gual, and Foraster, from multiple parcels. Vinified in 500 liter French oak barrels and aged for about a year in large foudre, then bottled and aged an additional 8 months before release. Worthy of a carafe, this 2017 is a bit reductive on the nose, but this blows off to reveal curry spice, coriander and burnt orange. It's really a fascinating white that will surely benefit from short term aging.   -EL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Low Sulfur

Castellroig 2016 Penedès Cava Brut Reserva Vermell

Xarel-lo Vermell is the pink skinned sister grape of Xarel-lo. In many ways it is very similar in character to its white skinned sibling, with bright acidity and thick skins. In this case, the wine is a shade between pink and burnt orange, and there is certainly a light red fruit character to this wine. It is quite light and bright, with lots of citrus and herbal notes on the nose, and well-integrated bubbles. Marcel told me that he thinks that this expression of Xarel-lo may well be the original one, with the white skinned incarnation coming later. Either way, this is a really pleasurable sparkling, well suited to opening with lighter food or on its own! Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Castellroig 2016 Penedes Finca Sabaté i Coca SO Blanc Xarel-lo

100% Xarel-lo from three vineyards in the Bitlles Valley, this is a great expression of the grape in still form. Here, the soils are calcareous clay with fossilized sea shells - this shows in the wine's bright, bracing acid. The 4 months of lees aging lends body and a creamier mid-palate, but the structure here is entirely acid-driven. Look for notes of fennel, sea air, and anise on the nose, with a palate of ripe citrus, chalk and herbs. I think this is a great introduction to still Xarel-lo and a perfect wine for lighter fish or chicken dishes.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Celler Pardas (R. Parera & J. Arnan) 2017 Penedes Blau Cru (Malvasia de Sitges)

Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan have been making wines under the Celler Pardas label since 1996,  when they acquired an old estate in Alt Penedès. They have a passion for the traditional grape varieties of the region, and this wine epitomizes that passion, reviving an old and rare grape variety. Malvasia de Sitges (also known as Malmsey in Madeira or Malvasia di Lipari in Sicily) has a fascinating history as a (very, very old) grape used for the production of sweet wines, often made from dried grapes. Today, it is nearly extinct in Catalonia, where it is found on only about 2.5 hectares (at least as of 2010 or so, according to Jancis Robinson). As a result, this is the first dry wine that I've ever tasted made entirely from this variety (with the possible exception of wines from the Canary Islands, however I think that those wines come from the distinct Malvasia de Lanzarote grape...). Based on this wine, I would love to taste more!  Pardas Blau Cru is a stunner, with electric, nervy acidity, beautiful citrus, stone fruit, and sea salt on the palate, and a delicately floral nose. There's a bit of body, and lots of mineral structure from the clay-limestone soils characteristic of this area of the Alt Penedès round out the palate. A great wine that expresses the nexus of tradition and innovation that characterizes Catalan wine these days! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2017 Viticultura de Montana Gavela do Pobo Xisto

This is a new offering from Laura Lorenzo - 100% Palomino, with 2 weeks of maceration. The "Xisto" in the name refers to the schist soils where these vineyards grow. Average vine age is between 80-120 years old. The grapes are half destemmed and half foot stomped, fermented and aged in both 2000L French foudre and smaller 500L old French barrels. After a year of aging on the lees, Laura bottles without fining or filtration. 

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finca Sabate i Coca 2014 Corpinnat Mosset

Mosset is a new Brut Nature Corpinnat from Marcel. I like to think of it as the next step up from the Brut Reserva: clearly more serious and more interesting than the entry-level bottling, but approachable enough in price and character to enjoy with abandon. As a non-dosage sparkling, you can expect a generally more intense character, but the long lees aging lends this wine a creamy, almost plush mouthfeel with very well integrated bubbles. What is most exciting for me about this wine is the herbal character  that reflects the terroir of the vineyards with lots of fennel, anise, and rosemary on the nose. Ben Fletcher

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2014 Ribera del Duero Finca Viñas de Arcilla

Viñas de Arcilla is the only 100% Tempranillo wine from Goyo Garcia, sourced from a northeast facing vineyard of very old Tempranillo vines (80+ years) on sandy clay soils. Like Goyo's other vineyards, Viñas de Arcilla is high elevation (around 800 meters) and the winemaking is also similar in approach: everything is destemmed, fermented in old foudre, raised for a long period in old barrel, and bottled without fining or filtration. Goyo avoids extractive approaches to winemaking in general, but as the only 100% red grape single vineyard bottling, Arcilla is fuller and denser than the other wines. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2016 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Baboso Negro

Borja Perez's Baboso Negro comes from 22-year-old vines planted on clay and loam soils at 450m altitude. Fully destemmed, the grapes are fermented in concrete tanks for 18 days and then aged for 11 months in 600L French oak barrels. Baboso Negro's profile is lean and aromatically intense, shown here with spice, salt, and smoke notes alongside raspberry, blackberry and ripe citrus. With the additional year in bottle stateside, this should be a real pleasure to open now.  -BF

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Listán Negro is the most widely planted grape variety in the Canary Islands, and a relative of Listán Prieto and Mission. Borja Perez's Listán Negro comes from a small half-hectare vineyard adjacent to a coastal banana plantation. The soils here are rich in iron, and the mineral core of this wine shows a sort of ferrous quality in tension with the ashy or smoky funk emblematic of the volcanic Canary Islands. Bright acidity, tart red fruit, and spice complete the intense, exuberant palate. On the nose, burned Mediterranean herbs, salty sea air, red flowers and tart fruit dominate. If drinking now, open well in advance or decant for the best experience. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro 1.5 L

Listán Negro is the most widely planted grape variety in the Canary Islands, and a relative of Listán Prieto and Mission. Borja Perez's Listán Negro comes from a small half hectare vineyard adjacent to a coastal banana plantation. The soils here are rich in iron, and the mineral core of this wine shows a sort of ferrous quality in tension with the ashy or smoky funk emblematic of the volcanic Canary Islands. Bright acidity, tart red fruit, and spice complete the intense, exuberant palate. On the nose, burned Mediterranean herbs, salty sea air, red flowers and tart fruit dominate. If drinking now, open well in advance or decant for the best experience. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

Made from 100% Marmajuelo (one of only two grapes that cannot be traced to any varieties outside of the Canaries), this is a deeply intriguing Canary white that should not be missed! Perhaps a bit lighter on its feet than previous vintages, the 2017 is refreshing and balanced, with lovely melon and white stone fruit on the palate, subtle oxidative notes, and a predictably mineral finish (we are talking Volcanic soils here!).    -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo 1.5 L

Made from 100% Marmajuelo (one of only two grapes that cannot be traced to any varieties outside of the Canaries), this is a deeply intriguing Canary white that should not be missed! Perhaps a bit lighter on its feet than previous vintages, the 2017 is refreshing, and balanced, with lovely melon and white stone fruit on the palate, subtle oxidative notes, and a predictably mineral finish (we are talking Volcanic soils here!).    -EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. In a way, the experience of the 2017 Vijariego is much like crossing the Ignios Listán Negro with a fine red Burgundy. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro 1.5 L

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. In a way, the experience of the 2017 Vijariego is much like crossing the Ignios Listan Negro with a fine red Burgundy. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Araucaria (Dolores Cabrera Fernandez) 2017 Tenerife Paraje La Perdoma Tinto

All Listan Negro from Dolores Cabrera, a farmer/winemaker from Tenerife. Vines average around 100 years old, and unlike many of the Canary Island offerings, are from lower altitude sites, mostly on iron-rich red clay terroir. The new vintage from Dolores is a beautiful expression of Listán Negro, with less intense acidity or tartness than we typically find from high altitude vineyards. Light-to-medium bodied, with ripe red and purple fruit on the mid-palate and a elegant, finessed finish. An all-around delicious wine that should be explored by any Canary Island wine enthusiast.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $46.99

Losada, Diego (La Senda) 2018 Bierzo Tinto 'Vindemiatrix'

This is a great example of what the terroir of Bierzo is capable of! Diego Losada works completely organically with these 60+ year old vines and creates a field blend of mainly Mencía for the "Vindemiatrix" with a bit of Palomino and Doña Blanca. The wine is unfined, unlfitered, raised in concrete tanks and then bottled with minimal SO2 in accordance with his low-interventionist practices. This vintage has a beautiful freshness and menthol quality that lifts this medium-bodied wine. The nose has a really nice soft violet and roasted fruit quality, and the palate shows deep purple and red plum, ripe cherry notes, and soft powdery tannins. Rich enough to match with the smoke of grilled dishes, but refreshing enough to serve chilled on its own. MD

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $18.99

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2016 Castilla y León Amanda Rosado de Lagrima NO SO2

I love a good rosé and the 2016 Amanda Rosado from Alfredo Maestro does not disappoint. 100% Garnacha Tintorera primarily from a single vineyard of 60-year-old vines planted on calcareous clay soils at 850 meters altitude in the province of Segovia, this rosé is vibrant, juicy, and packed with a ton of flavors. Displaying a bouquet of wild strawberries, boysenberry, rhubarb and citrus fruit, with some spice and floral undertones, this dry wine is deliciously luscious with its high minerality, great acidity, and medium body. Pair this wine with fun light dishes such as grilled seafood and Asian-inspired meals. Caroline Coursant

  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Nanclares 2018 Rias Baixas Dandelion Albariño

Alberto Nanclares and his wife are making expressive, exciting wines from Albarino and other local grapes in Rias Baixas. This wine is from multiple sites in Cambados on granitic and sandy soils. The vines range in age from 30 to 60 years, a the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in small tanks for close to a year. Compared to other Albarinos in this price range, I find Nanclares' style to be more acid driven and more exuberantly mineral. A great aperitif or pairing with lighter fish or sushi. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

Venus La Universal 2017 Montsant Dido Blanco

Montsant is better known for its red wines, but this fresh and interesting white from Sara and René of Venus La Universal makes a strong case for the region's whites. Made from 50% Macabeu, 40% Garnatxa Blanca and 10%  aka Xarel-lo from organic vineyards, roughly 20% of the grapes are macerated on the skin for 24 hours (providing a soft, complex textural structure to the finished wine) while the remainder are directly pressed into clay amphorae and large old barrels.  Dido Blanc shows the influence of the poor decomposed granitic soils of Falset. These soils and the warm climate help promote full ripening and exuberant fruitiness, while the granite simultaneously expresses itself in the wine with balancing minerality and acidity. This was outstanding with buttery, garlicky shrimp over rice with lime and cilantro and would be similarly well-suited to other flavorful seafood dishes, I think. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $154.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $148.99

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • mezcal
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

Mezcal Real Minero Minero Espadin Largo 750ml

Another batch from Don Lorenzo, this ensamble of Espadin and Largo was distilled in 2014, before resting in glass for around three years. It is intense and deep, bottled at a whopping 51.8% abv. The clay pot shows incredibly well in this particular batch, not overbearing but present, and harmoniously integrated. Savory notes of hazelnuts, raw cacao, and barbecue mesh with sweeter hints of dried apricots, raisins, brown sugar, and cocoa butter. I also find mint, dried oregano and wet gravel. During the Real Minero fiesta, in between all the dancing bodies, pounding music, and smell of charred meat, this was the bottle I found myself most often reaching for. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
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  • $34.99

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
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  • $20.99

  • mezcal
  • 9 in stock
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  • $49.99

  • tequila
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $75.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $115.99

Edmunds St. John 2014 El Dorado County Barsotti Ranch Syrah

This is a beautiful granitic Syrah from the Barsotti Ranch Vineyard. Classic Syrah aromas: smoke, cracked pepper, black and red fruit, and at the center, that same iron noticeable in the taste of the grapes. Youthful, quite fresh, with a brisk high note, faintly suggestive of  roses. Energetically very tense in the mouth, slightly bloody (that iron!) and ever so vaguely feral. The first time I tasted this blind I called it for being a dense Cabernet Franc from the Loire, which surprised me. It is big and beautiful and absolutely built for cellar-aging. 208 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Low Sulfur

Edmunds St. John 2017 El Dorado County Bone-Jolly Gamay

This is a great example of Steve Edmunds no-fuss style of wine-making. Planted in 2005, these Gamay vines are producing bright, fresh wines that speak to the rocky, granite soils, similar to Beaujolais, in which they're grown.  The high elevation of the vineyards keeps the grapes in balance despite the warm climate of El Dorado. It shows fresh and stewed cherry on the nose, with a bit of anise, and ripe cherry and red plum on the palate with a mineral finish. Drink this slightly chilled, and enjoy with friends as it'll be a nice pairing for a wide range of proteins.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

Eminence Road 2017 Seneca Lake Pinot Noir

This 100% Pinot Noir was foot stomped and then added whole cluster to one ton bins for spontaneous fermentation. The grapes received once daily punchdowns for 8 days before being bucketed into the half-ton bladder press. Settled juice was pumped into old French oak barrels to finish fermentation which continued into June of 2018. In September the wine was racked off its lees and gravity bottled by hand without fining or filtration. This is a beautiful Pinot Noir, bursting with fine ripe cherry fruit that mixes with notes of herbs, spice, and a little sandalwood character. This is one of the most complete and dynamic Pinot Noirs I've had from the Finger Lakes. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

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

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

Franchere 2018 Willamette Valley Cascadia

I have been thoroughly enjoying this chillable red co-fermentation from Franchere! After meeting with Mike Hinds, the winemaker, I was very excited to promote his wines. He is a firm believer that less is more when it comes to making quality, terroir-driven wines, and has a zero-tolerance policy for irrigation in the vineyards he farms or buys from. His grapes are grown without systemic use of herbicides and pesticides, and the wines are made without additives other than a touch of sulfur. This blend is 88% Pinot Noir, 8% Grüner Veltliner, 3% Gamay, and 1% Syrah from the Hanson vineyard in Willamette. The blend is foot-stomped with 50% whole clusters. The nose is a nice balance between bright red cherry and blood orange, and dried earth with a touch of violet. If you're looking for a light, refreshing red with a bit more structure, this is an excellent option. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ghostwriter 2016 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

This cuvée is meant to be an overview of what the Santa Cruz Mountains have to offer, and is sourced from three different vineyards: 40% Upper Block Amaya Ridge,  35% Aptos Creek, and 25% Smith Road. While the blend varies a little vintage to vintage, the wine shows consistency in its expression of classic Santa Cruz restraint. Fine cranberry fruit with a hint of some baking and savory spices, this Pinot is finely structured, with delicate tannins and a fine acid backbone. Open and inviting now, this wine will also benefit from a few years of cellaring. Excellent with roast chicken, lobster rolls, or miso-broth ramen, this will work just as well without food, as it is aromatic and mesmerizing as a standalone experience. 600 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jess Miller Wines 2018 Eola Amity Hills Pet Sounds Petillant Naturel Pinot Noir

So thrilled to finally experience Jess Miller's 'Pet Sounds' a Pet-Nat of 100% Pinot Noir! Jess Miller is an incredibly hard-working winemaker/farmer working with just a half-acre of organically farmed vines in Eola-Amity Hills, OR. I love this sparkling wine because it so purely shows the quality of her Pinot Noir unencumbered by oak, or lees-stirring, or any number of flashy wine-making techniques. The nose shows juicy, ripe strawberry, red apple-skins, and a touch of damp earth and something savory. The palate is clean, plush, and not overly effervescent; a more sophisticated Pet-Nat if ever there was one.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $34.99

Swick Wines 2018 Columbia Gorge Crooked 'Ellaguru'

This wine is a unique blend of 50% Melon de Bourgogne and 50% Counoise. The Melon is sourced from Oregon and the Counoise from Washington, but the two are harvested on the same day and co-fermented whole-cluster. The grapes are foot-stomped and left to macerate for 30 days which allows the tannins to soften a bit and create a plush texture. Joe Swick calls this his "salt-n-pepper" wine, which is a perfect description. You get a touch of saltiness from the leesy Melon,  and a black pepper finish from the Counoise to make this wine an excellent food pairing. Savory and refreshing, this wine should be served slightly chilled and enjoyed within the next year. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

United States White

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

Banyan 2018 Monterey County Gewurztraminer

This is a Gewurztraminer that might just change a few hearts and minds about the grape. In the wrong hands, Gewurztraminer can become cloying and overpowering with the scent of Grandma's potpourri, but this wine from Kenny Likitprakong shows some serious restraint. Sourced entirely from the Rancho Llegado vineyard in Monterey County, the frequent cool winds of the area maintain the much needed acidity to balance this wine. Banyan was designed by Kenny and his father with their Thai heritage in mind, and as such this Gewurztraminer is the perfect pairing for South-east Asian cuisine or anything with a bit of spice to it. Though it is fermented dry, it maintains a softness with notes of ripe nectarine, a touch of tropical fruit, sage, and bright, fresh gardenia blossoms. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $15.99

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

Edmunds St. John 2018 El Dorado County Heart of Gold

In addition to perfectly elegant, age-worthy reds, Steve Edmunds produces one of California's lightest, purest white wines from Vermentino and Grenache Blanc. Heart of Gold exudes fresh white florals, mineral water, and tingly  orchard fruit aromas; flavors are bright and defined, graceful and deeply mineral, with gentle rays of citrus pith and crisp pear, golden apple, and yellow peach. Acidity is abundant and well-integated. AR

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

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

Vodka

  • vodka
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • vodka
  • 10 in stock
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  • $47.99

Whisky

  • rye whiskey
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • whiskey
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

High Wire Distilling New Southern Revival 4-Grain Madeira-Finished Bourbon 750

Much like the Barrel-Rested Gin, this Madeira cask-finished Bourbon is an interesting experiment on the effects of different barrels on distilled spirits. It is the exact same whiskey as the Four-Grain Bourbon but aged in Madeira barrels for six additional months. On the nose, that unmistakable grain character is still there, but there is more lift with high-toned, vivid red berry fruit, wildflower honey, and a touch of rancio right on its heels. It is also a bit brighter on the palate with more fruit and a touch of sea minerals. Cereal grains and honey linger on the tongue allowing the whiskey to come full circle for a wonderfully complete Bourbon. This is simply delicious! Tim Gagnon

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  • bourbon whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $76.99

Nikka NV Taketsuru Whisky Pure Malt 750ml

To many Japanese whisky connoisseurs, blending is almost as important an art as distillation. The Pure Malt series is a testament to combining two very different whiskies from Nikka’s Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries. The salty notes of Yoichi bring out the fresh fruit flavors of Miyagikyo, and the MIyagikyo’s pure honey tones complement the savory character of the Yoichi malt. Also great for those who can’t decide!  JR

  • whiskey
  • 4 in stock
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  • $84.99

  • whiskey
  • 3 in stock
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  • $59.99

  • whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99