Alsace

Barth 2017 Alsace Riesling Granite

Laurent Barth works with 4.5 hectares of vines based outside of Colmar where there is the highest concentration of Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. Though this bottling is simply labeled Alsace, the fruit is actually from the steep, terraced slopes of the Grand Cru Schlossberg. The granite soils here show prominently in this Riesling, as the name suggests! Laurent farms using only organic compounds and employs biodynamic practices, and is extremely judicious with sulfur additions creating wines that are delicate and precise.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Pinot D'Alsace

Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines from his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. The 2018 Pinot d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois with a bit of Pinot Noir) is a lovely aperitif and a perfect wine for many fish and chicken dishes. Showing pretty aromas of pear, green apple, almond and lime-flower with citrus, pear, almond, honeysuckle and herbal flavors on the palate - really pretty, round and balanced  with minerals and white fruits in the  supple finish - this is a great value and a good introduction to the beautiful wines of Laurent Barth. David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2019 Alsace Fleurs Maceration

This is a maceration of Pinot Gris that we wish we had barrels of in our basement! In fact a blend of 80% Pinot Gris and 20% Pinot Noir, the wine has delicious red fruit, and tangy freshness. There's no tannin, so it should be a bit chilled. Will be a delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving feast, as it offers beautiful red fruit, sweet cranberry tang, and above all, gulpability!  EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2019 Alsace Tout Terriblement Maceration

Tout Terriblement is all Gewurztraminer from Philippe Brand, an up and coming winemaker in Alsace, whose family domaine is about 20 minutes west of Strasbourg. Aromatic, with integrated tannins. An impressive orange wine, with a brilliant bright orange hue.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Catherine Riss 2018 Alsace De Gres ou de Force (Riesling)

A fantastic dry Riesling from Catherine Riss, arguably the hardest working woman in Alsace! Intense lime and lime blossom notes on the nose, with a perfect balance between density and acidity. Medium weight with stone fruit on palate and almost a bit of fat. Still mineral as ever with wild herbs in finish.   -Eben

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Catherine Riss 2018 Alsace Dessous de Table (Auxerrois/Sylvaner)

60% Pinot Auxerrois/40% Sylvaner. Honeydew Melon, stone fruit, white flowers on the nose. Though a touch volatile at first, it blows off after about 15 minutes. Lemon-curd and hay notes on the palate. Though overall a relatively soft wine, there's a precise mineral side coming from the sandstone soils that lends a long dry finish to the wine.  -Eben

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Australia

Bella Ridge 2017 Western Australia Tempranillo/Grenache

Though Western Australia is known as one of the hottest regions in the country, the winemakers at Bella Ridge seem to defy the odds by making fresh, balanced wines like this Tempranillo-Grenache blend. By picking early, and using a light hand in the cellar, this wine manages to be perfectly ripe without being jammy. 60% Tempranillo from 60-year-old vines fermented and aged in used American oak for 18 months, then blended with 40% Grenache from 70-year-old vines aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months. It is unfined, very lightly filtered, and bottled with minimal SO2. Notes of ripe and roasted cherry, hibiscus, dried herbs, and crushed stone. This was perfect with just a slight chill, but not too cold! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Good Intentions Wine Co. Charmeleon Chardonnay 2018 South Australia Mount Gambier, Coola Vineyard

Good Intentions Wine Co. is led by Andrew and Louise who moved their family to Mt. Gambier to create minimal intervention, organically grown wines that represent the incredible volcanic terroir of this coastal mountain. While they have recently planted vines of their own, they also lease and help farm three other parcels. For this bottling the fruit comes from the Coola Vineyard which sits on a  combination of limestone limestone and flint, with the recent Gambier eruptions lending volcanic ash as well. The fruit is direct pressed, fermented in stainless steel, then aged in old French barriques for 15 months, followed by 4 months in bottle. The wine is left unfined and unfiltered to capture the most of the unique texture and minerality imparted from the vineyard. The nose is earthy and rustic, with ripe tangerine, cantelope, and dusty chalk, and the palate has a rich, creamy texture with a vein of bright acidity keeping the wine in balance, followed by a long stony finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Austria

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Lackner-Tinnacher 2018 Südsteiermark Morillon Eckberg

Lackner-Tinnacher is one of (if not the) only certified organic producers in the Styria region of Austria. Styrian wines are not known widely in the US, mostly because there is a healthy local tradition of drinking wine and 90% of wine made in Styria is consumed there! Kati Tinnacher is a bit of an exception to the rule in the area. Where lower quality wines are often produced in good quantity and quickly, she has been trying to slow down releases and is working only with estate fruit instead of also buying grapes. This Morillon (Chardonnay) is from the local equivalent of a premier cru parcel called Eckberg. Morillon was likely brought to the area in the 17th or 18th century and is a mort tart and acidic clone of Chardonnay. The wine here is aged in large Acacia barrels and then in bottle for 6 months before release. Our friend Daniel Hubbard knows the winery and the region well and explains that the area has more in common with Friuli than Austria, as there is three times the amount of rainfall here than in the Danube Valley, and soils are similar to those in Friuli as well. The wine has nice structure and a bit of weight. If you don't like Chardonnay, pretend it's not, and if you do, this may not be your favorite but will be unique to any Chardonnay you've tried and is, subjectively, very enjoyable. - Eben

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Mantlerhof 2019 Niederosterreich Gruner Veltliner Gutswein

Mantlerhof is one of the oldest organic wineries in the world. Originally part of the Salzberg Abbey, their motto is "Organic since the year 1000!" Situated in the Niederösterreich, the estate was purchased from the church by the Mantler family in the 1860s and has been certified organic since 1969. This is a liter of Gruner Veltliner that usually doesn't come to the states, but there was some of the 2019 vintage made available to the NY market. It's fresh, salty/sour, aged in stainless steel, with 10% underripe grapes utilized for that extra snap. Refreshing, to say the least! Not a textured Gruner, as should be clear from the description, this is a perfect thirst quencher and a nice deal for a liter of organic wine.  -Eben

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Meinklang 2020 Österreich Prosa Rosé

Biodynamic Pinot Noir rosé bubbles! Bright red fruit, and a slight herbaceous quality buoyed by a fresh mousse. This would be lovely to start an evening, or could most definitely be enjoyed at the end with a cheese plate. Maybe also pop a bottle while cooking!  -CB

  • rosé sparkling
  • 40 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Preisinger, Claus 2019 Burgenland Puszta Blanca!

Puszta Blanca is a blend of Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, and Muscat Ottonel. Just as easy-drinking as the Puszta Libre (red), with a fresh briny quality that makes it thirst-quenching and delightful. A playful nose of lime oil, and raw (green) peanut; the palate is quite punchy with notes of golden apple, lemon candy, apricot marmalade and a tart briny element lifting the finish. -CB

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Wimmer-Czerny 2017 Wagram Gruner Veltliner Weelfel

 Wimmer-Czerny is an old estate in the Wagram, east of Vienna. In the wine world of Austria, Hans Czerny is a foremost specialist and one of the oldest practitioners of biodynamic farming, along with Nikolaus and Christine Saahs (from Nikolaihof). 2019 was a heralded vintage for Gruners, so many of the recent bottles I've opened have been from 2019, but tasting this 2017 from Wimmer-Czerny was memorable, as there is impressive length and density (perhaps from the little bit of age) for a Gruner at this price. Translation of the refreshingly unhip Wimmer-Czerny website says that Weelfel is a "top location with a special terroir." The soils are stony gravel mixed with sand and fossils. Vines grow on the upper part of terraces at about 300-370m, and because of poorer water supply, produce leaner wines that take a bit more time to develop. This wine is very nice now and should continue to age for short term. -Eben

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

Wimmer-Czerny 2017 Wagram Roter Veltliner

Wimmer-Czerny estate has been producing Roter Veltliner wines since the 1880s, and is the source for two major clones of Roter Veltliner, so they know a thing or two about the grape! Roter is possibly related to Vitovska or yellow Traminer (different theories abound), and has an extremely high phenolic content for a white grape, with a type of acidity that has more in common with red grapes than other white grapes. Romans liked this grape, most likely because of its vitality and ripeness late in the harvest, which gave more alcohol. This is the most interesting and enjoyable Roter Veltliner I've tried and sparked a desire to try more. From 55 year old vines. There is a nice, broad texture, roundness without ripeness or "fruitiness." It does stand out as a bit different from most whites. It's hard to explain but at $20, just try one and you'll see.  -Eben

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Beaujolais

Chignard 2018 Fleurie Les Moriers

This Beaujolais comes from one of the best sites in Fleurie; 'Les Moriers,' which borders Moulin-à-Vent. The vines are now nearly 70 years old which creates incredible concentration of flavor in the grapes. The fermentation is very traditional with whole-clusters held in vats for a week before pressing creating brightness in the wine and highlighting the floral and fresh fruit aromas that Gamay from Fleurie is famous for, while maintaining the rich, tannic structure that you see from Moulin-à-Vent.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

Descombes, Georges 2018 Brouilly

Georges Descombes is one of the great producers of natural Beaujolais -  the Descombes Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed organically. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation. No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling. The 2018 shows beautifully ripe but high-toned red fruits, with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral, a bit lighter and brighter than the Morgon, infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids, and the finish is long and elegant. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Foillard 2019 Beaujolais-Villages

Since Jean Foillard first started producing this Beaujolais Villages in 2016, we never managed to write anything about it for the Chambers site. Typically it was gone before there was even time to try a bottle and compose a note! Due to the very real and disheartening lag in restaurant activity in NYC due to covid, we've been able to stock a bit more of this wine than in past years, and it is not to be missed. Everything we love about Beaujolais Gamay is in this bottle, and there is no need to wait for the pleasure, as it's perfectly ready to drink. Sourced from granitic sites on the outskirts of Beaujolais crus where Foillard has vineyards, often from higher altitude sites with higher acidity (we like), there is nothing not to like here. Grab a couple, or don't and wonder why you didn't once you open one!  -Eben

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriot, Sandrine 2018 Morgon

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

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $48.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2019 Beaujolais l'Ancien V.V.

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

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Bordeaux Red

Cartier 2017 Saint-Emilion

The second label to Chateau Fonroque, this Merlot-based red comes from limestone/clay soils in St. Emilion. Vines average 35 years of age and fruit is harvested by hand. The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • 36 in stock
  • $24.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux Perrain

The 2014 'Perrain' Margaux from Clos du Jaugueyron is an expertly made wine the from soils of sand, gravel, and clay.  Michel Théron and Stéphanie Destruhaut, the couple that own the estate, are dedicated to organic and biodynamic processes, and try to do as little as possible to manipulate the wine in the cellar. The 'Perrain' is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc - no Merlot in this bottle. The juice goes through fermentation naturally, and the resulting wine is aged in concrete vats for 3 years before release. No oak, new or old, is seen. The color is a purple/red in the glass. On the nose it showed dark flowers, wild plums and black tea. The palate, immediately after opening, was strong and edgy, with herbs, red cherry, and zesty mineral flavors. After 4 hours decanted, the structure was seamless, with woven tannins and the classic flavors of gravel, cherry leaves, plum and pepper. Definitely give this wine some air, but no reason why you shouldn't enjoy it today. However, will develop for another 10-12 years, I'd say. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2016 Margaux

This is the 'Clos du Juagueyron' of Clos du Jaugueyron-  the crème de la crème. Past vintages have been staggeringly delicious, and the 2016 shouldn't be any different. It is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc from the soils in Arsac, that have more clay than the surrounding regions of Haut Médoc. Still, soils remain sandy and gravelly, allowing vineyards optimal drainage.  Michel Théron and Stéphanie Destruhaut have never put synthetic products on their vines, and farm their plots with organic and biodynamic methods. In the cellar, the grapes are fermented in both tank and concrete, and allowed a 20 day maceration before pressing. The resulting wine spends 12 months in wood, which about 70% is new. After this, the wine is transferred to vats in order to settle before bottling. Our supplier, who tasted the wine before release, describes it as  "elegant and open" with "bold tannin and assertive acidity." The wine no doubt has many, many, many, many years ahead of it - but drinking one now, after hours of decanted, is a smart idea. You'll get an idea of what lies ahead for this beautiful Marguax... David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $135.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux Nout

“Nout” is a pure-fruited and grippy Margaux that is mainly sourced from Michel Théron’s younger vines of Merlot planted in the sandy soils of Macau; the remainder is Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Michel’s judicious use of more new oak for this cuvée lends structure to the blend; elevating the earthy, graphite mineral notes of the Cabernet and softening the sapid berry fruit of the Merlot for a refreshing and exquisitely textured Margaux (especially in the lean 2014 vintage). The aromas offer lovely strawberry and blood orange notes with mellow tones of cocoa, thyme, ash, and earth. The palate is silken and buoyed by bright acidity and powdery tannins. Flavors of dried red currants, citrus, and pepper play out on a long mineral finish. A great value Margaux that is drinking now and will only get better with time in the bottle.  Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux Nout

This cuvée from Michel Théron is from some of his younger vines (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) in Macau and sees 50% new oak. However, like all he produces, this bottle isn’t incoherently dense. There is a taut and assertive medley of black and red fruit on the nose, with a unique salty spark. The palate is spicy, with cassis and pepper, and savory, with jerky, miso, and mint. This wine should be experienced while youthfully bright, but it is formidable, with a hearty character that will continue to evolve over the next 15 years or more. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2016 Haut-Medoc

The 2016 Haut-Medoc is incredible. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, vine age averaging 18 years old, planted to fine gravel soils. Certified organic and biodynamic. Harvest was done manually between September 20th to October 3rd. Naturally fermented in a dramatic range of cement tanks (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 hl). Aged in barrel for 12 months on the lees. The nose is beautiful - mulch, black and red fruits, stripped dark bark. The palate is exceptional - red cherry, plum, raisin. There is also something quite minty about the wine. However, the mouthfeel is the best part of the story. Dense and light at the same time. I attribute that to the gravelly soil, which give the wine a chewable texture, while still letting the wine shine with briskness. Delicious. Drink now, or keep it for 15 years. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Puy Arnaud 2015 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux Les Ormeaux

Grapes harvested by hand from vineyards on the plateau and slopes of the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC. The fruit breakdown is 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet France, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the cellar, fermentation is done in both cement and wood (50/50) using indigenous yeasts. Aging is done first in wood for 7 months, a quarter new and the rest one to two vintages old, before spending 12 additional months in cement.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Coutet 2016 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château Coutet in St. Emilion is comprised of a single plot, 13 hectares large. The soil is a mix of limestone, sand, and clay, and the vineyard is planted to 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Never once have herbicides or pesticides touched the vineyards belonging to Chateau Coutet, a certified organic producer. 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. All vineyard work is done organically. In the cellar, juice is fermented in concrete, then 85% of the resulting wine is aged in 20% new French oak barrels. The rest is aged in concrete vats.  Aging lasts 18 months before bottling.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2018 Vin de France (Médoc)

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. The 2018 Planquette is considerably riper and forward than usual, weighing in at 15%  alcohol, but retaining it's normal vibrant character - it will be delicious as a young wine, although it will certainly cellar nicely as well. The 2018 shows very ripe cassis and blackberry aromas with licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and earth. The palate is dense, deep and velvety, with black fruit liqueur, earth and mineral flavors. The mid-palate is elegant with a core of chalky black fruit and minerals that continues in the long finish. This is a beautiful Bordeaux of terroir, unfettered by additives, over-extraction or new oak, showing lovely flavors of fruit and earth and perfect balance despite the weight and ripeness of the vintage. Delicious now, but perhaps best 2025 to 2035+.  Thank you, Didier Michaud! This superb and soulful wine is highly recommended and a great value.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Chateau de Leberon Solera Ténarèze Armagnac 750ml

The Chateau de Leberon has been in the family for four generations, focused on crafting a spirit that wholly reflects their micro-terroir by using all estate-grown fruit, and even estate-grown wood for their barrels. As all of their other bottlings are vintage-dated, in 2001 a solera, or "cellar master's cask" was started, with minimum 3-year-old spirit being added each year, as a portion is bottled. The nose is elegant and high-toned, a bit floral even, with cherry blossom mingling with caramel and spice. The palate has a lightness to it, though far from "thin," with a touch of cinnamon heat on the finish. Opens up nicely with a small splash of water!  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Armagnac
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $95.99

Domaine d'Aurensan 1990 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask (Arrives 1/29)

This single vintage, single cask Armagnac from Domaine d'Aurensan is a thing of beauty! Bottled in November of 2020 after 30 years in casks it is showing splendidly. I hate to be unnecessarily hyperbolic, but my first tasting note is "divine." The Domaine consists of five hectares of vineyards on clay/limestone soils, and are now transitioning to organic and biodynamic farming. In the cellar and distillery they are similarly-minded, using only indigenous yeasts for fermentation, no sulfur,  aged in local Gascogne oak barrels, and in the finished product, absolutely no additions, not even water. A whopping 65% is given up to the "Angel's share" bringing this down naturally to a 40.3% ABV. Notes of slow-roasted, cinnamon-crusted street cart nuts (in the  best sense), baked apple, cedar box, dried figs and creme brûlée. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Armagnac
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $264.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jacky Navarre Vielle Reserve Cognac Grande Fine Chamapagne Cravache d'Or

Jacky Navarre is a testament to the undeniability of great Cognac. He farms his own vineyard by hand, in this case using 100% Ugni Blanc, ferments with indigenous yeast, and allows this spirit to age for 30 years before release. He never uses color, caramel, boise, or even water; preferring to let evaporation bring the spirits down to proof.  His barrels are employed used so as not to overwhelm the palate with oak spice. The flavor is both powerfully concentrated and delicate simultaneously.  Notes of flan, vanilla bean, red apple linger on the palate, and at 45% ABV, I recommend drinking this neat. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Cognac
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $154.99

  • Organic

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

Domane de l'Enclos 2018 Petit Chablis

Historically, Petit Chablis was often sneered at as something that rarely resembled Chablis. However, the leaps and bounds that have been made in the vineyards and the cellar mean that the overall quality of this humble appellation has grown exponentially in recent years. This is certainly the case at Domaine de L'Enclos. The estate is young but the Bouchard brothers have years of experience producing serious Chablis from organically farmed vineyards. The warm 2018 vintage produced especially excellent Petit Chablis. The nose and palate are redolent with lemon, pear, white peach and the minerality that makes Chablis unmistakable even within Burgundy. There is more weight than one might find in cooler vintages and leaves you with a general sense of satisfaction. This is very nice and a tremendous value. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

We're extremely happy to have the wines of Guillemot-Michel back at Chambers Street! Along with Jean and Gautier Thevenet, and Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes, they are making white Burgundies with more depth and minerality than anything comparably priced in the Cote D'Or. The 2018 Quintaine is a gorgeous white Burgundy, showing a brilliant pale gold color and complex aromas of poached pear, almond, candied lemon, kiwi, stone and lime-flower, elegant and quite beautiful. The palate is round and dense, a bit riper than the 2017, with firm acidity, showing cool stone fruits and citrus with caramel, stone and mineral flavors. The finish is long and very mineral, with chalky white fruits lingering on the palate. This is a young wine, give it some time in a carafe if possible. (At a recent tasting, the 1989 and 1990 were showing beautifully, so put a few in the cellar!) Beautiful wine - congratulations to Pierrette, Marc, Sophie and son-in-law Gautier!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

Godmé, Hugues 2009 Verzenay Grand Cru Millésimé

Comprised of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, organically farmed on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. Hugues Godmé is a hidden gem in the world of grower bubbles, when in my estimation he should be a household name. The 2009 Millésime presents a pale yellow golden robe with a fine bead and soft mousse. The nose offers stone fruit and biscuity aromas with wet stone and hints of apple blossom. The palate offers pinpoint balance between ripeness and mineral precision, with stone fruit flavors vying with chalky minerality at its core, with just enough of the cool northern slope herbaceous character to temper the vintage's ripeness and express the classic Verzy/Verzenay terroir. This is a gorgeous example of the vintage and highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Paillard, Pierre Base XVI Champagne Extra Brut Grand Cru Bouzy Les Terres Rosé

Comprised of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Noir from the grand cru village of Bouzy on the southern slope of the Montagne de Reims.  The 2016 base vintage has a pale salmon robe. Wild cherry, wet stone, sea spray, tangerine peel on nose. The high-toned, crunchy, chalky palate offers flavors of wild strawberry, brioche, and a hint of rosehip. This is a lifted, bright, high-toned rosé (especially from Bouzy) and has more sprightly charm than power, yet boasts a seriously chalky finish and is a pleasure to drink. Fine stuff, indeed! (1.8grams/liter dosage, disgorged June 2019.) John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic

Perseval, Thomas 2014 Chamery 1er cru Le Hazat

100% Pinot Noir from sandy loam soils with grass between the vines. Fermented with native yeasts in enamel tanks.The 2014 Hazat has a yellow-golden robe with a frothy, soft mousse and fine bead. Pretty aromas of golden apple skin, Bosc pear, white flowers, and a whiff of acacia honey feature on the nose. The rich palate is ripe, but coiled with a firm mineral spine with stone and orchard fruit flavors radiating from within. The mid-palate is expansive with just a touch of autolyse character with notes of orange oil and hazelnut giving way to a persistent, mouthwatering finish. This is delicious, though it has far more to give as the elements knit. I’d cellar for 3-5 years by which time the fruit and substantial structure will have integrated. This is fabulous Champagne and offers oodles of potential. Disgorged August, 2019. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Masure Rosé de Maceration

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. From organically farmed vines planted in 1974 in sandy clay and limestone-clay soils. This rosé de macération spent 12 hours on the skins before fermentaion and aging in 228 litre barrels. Disgorged by hand and bottled without dosage.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
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Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs 1.5L

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $274.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru Le Village Blanc de Blancs

Le Village is 100% Chardonnay planted in 1986, located mid-slope in clay-limestone soils. Farmed organically, with light tilling in the Spring and mowing on the the cover crops in the summer. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in barrel with 10 months on the lees and bottled with low sulfur.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru Le Village Blanc de Blancs 1.5L

Le Village is 100% Chardonnay planted in 1986, located mid-slope in clay-limestone soils. Farmed organically, with light tilling in the Spring and mowing on the the cover crops in the summer. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in barrel with 10 months on the lees and bottled with low sulfur.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $274.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas Base 2014 Chamery 1er cru Tradition

From organically grown fruit in the premier cru village in C hamery in northwestern Montagne de Reims, the Perseval Tradition  Extra Brut is comprised of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay from the 2014 vintage. Raised 70% in enamel, and 30% in barrel and disgorged in September of 2020. The nose offers aromas of white flowers, tangerine peel, pear skin, candied ginger, and sea spray. The palate has a punchy mineral attack followed by layered flavors of lady apple, cool crushed herbs, and chalk and displays considerable drive, power, and depth on the persistent salty, dry, savory, lingering finish. I'd love this with a plate of crudo or better still grilled hamachi collar. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 46 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $274.99

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

Sélèque, JM NV Base 16 Solessence 7 Villages Rosé Extra Brut disg. 3/19

Comprised of  45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Pinot Noir. Organically farmed with biodynamic methods. Disgorged 3/19, 3 grams dosage. The wine has a pale salmon robe, lively bead, and frothy mousse. The nose offers effusive aromas of wild strawberry, green tea, mineral smoke, and cherry stone. The palate is dry and racy with red fruits, apple skin, and a fine, filigreed bead of chalky minerality forming the core within. This has fine lift and cut leading to a penetrating, lingering finish. I'd love to enjoy this with salmon crudo or rare yellowfin tuna, or better yet an assortment of omakase tempura from our friends at Secchu Yokota. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

Cote-de-Beaune

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  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Lequin-Colin 2018 Bourgogne Rouge

Honest Burgundy at this price is an increasingly rare bird these days. From two vineyards in Santenay with EcoCert certification, the 2018 is full and round upon opening, with juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit, baking spices and a touch of cola. But with air, it gains tension and elegance and the Burgundy minerality becomes more apparent. This is very satisfying and will likely improve, but why wait? Bottled under screwcap. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 37 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $239.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $249.99

Domaine Trapet 2018 Bourgogne Rouge

Produced from young-vine Gevrey, this is a terrific Bourgogne. The fruit is bright red, full of wild strawberries and cherries, and the feeling of weightlessness here is what makes Burgundy special. The finish is more salty and cool, after the peppery spice-driven Passtoutgrains. You will be left wondering where the bottle went. Sam Ehrlich


** Wines arrive 12.2.20**

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Trapet 2018 Cote de Nuits-Village Meix Fringuet

This is sourced from vines in Marsannay and the character is distinctly different. The fruit is just a touch darker, with a floral note that suggests violets as well as roses. In the mid-palate, there is a brambly forest-y character that gives extra dimension and savoriness. The sense of limestone here is quite stark and there is good grip and structure, particularly for the level. This will age well in the mid-term and would make a great addition to the cellar at a relative bargain. Sam Ehrlich

**These will arrive Wednesday 12/2**

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $219.99

Fourrier 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines

.87 hectares dating from 1928. Located north of Champeaux and Les St. Jacques. A warm climat that ripens consistently; a touch backwards in its youth, with time in the cellar gains depth and sophistication.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
  • $219.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $389.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $799.99

Trapet 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains A Minima

A lovely foot in the door to the Trapet lineup, this is a classic 50/50 split of Pinot Noir and Gamay. It feels exceptionally Gamay-forward, with fresh raspberry and strawberry fruit and a peppery spicy finish. There is a lovely sense of snap and crunch here. Tons of fun and one to stock up on. Sam Ehrlich


**Any orders will not be available until Wednesday 12.2**

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

Germany

  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder 1.5L

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and  volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ziereisen 2016 Baden Pinot Noir Schulen

The last of a bevy of samples from a grower I didn’t really know, but whose wines have really made me take notice. Zeireisen 2016 Spa¨tburgunder “Schulen.”The vines are grown organically in limestone soils interspersed with alluvial stones. Vinification is with native yeasts and the wine sees a bit of new oak.  I’ll admit I’m not inclined toward most Spätburgunder as the wines from the early aughts combined ego and cooperage absolutely obliterating any sense of terroir--a shame really. But between Wasenhaus, Enderle and Moll (and of course the dazzling Hofgut Falkensatein sui generis bottling), we seem to be in something of a renaissance (though given the recent leaps and bounds perhaps naissance is a more accurate term). The robe is a dark ruby. The nose offers pretty aromas of Keemun Imperial tea, wild cherry, cassis, and wild violets. The palate is lithe, and displays beautiful equipoise between the just-verging-on-lush black fruit, and a zangy, pungently stony mineral core. The mid-palate shows dimension without veering into ‘zaftig’ and gives way to a mouthwatering, lean—though but by no means austere—finish. Delicious now, but given how this has opened up over the last couple of hours, there’s plenty of complexity forthcoming and I’d feel comfortable laying a few bottles down for the next 4-7 years. This balances freshness and earthiness deftly and is well worth a look. Fabulous with pan-roasted magret of duck with donabe kabocha squash, and braised baby bock choi. This is truly exciting Spa¨tburgunder and if I found this kicking around in Marsannay or Maranges, I’d be living the glamorous life of importer, chasing down my C.O.D. accounts. Good stuff, friends. As we “in the biz” say, “the real f'in’ deal.” John McIlwain

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $39.99

Barale 2019 Barbera d'Alba Castle

Shades of red and black in the glass. A joyous nose - tons of roses and fresh red berries. The faintest aroma of flower stems. The palate is soft, then quickly rich, with cocoa and cherry. The finish turns to dark tea leaves and graphite. Despite the mineral character, this isn't a gritty Barbera. There's woven structure. Medium acidity, hitting the mark. A delight to drink. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $239.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

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  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

Cantina del Lupo 2018 Barbera d'Asti

You wouldn't think a Barbera to be so expressive and layered, but this bottle by Cantina del Lupo surely is. The nose has a classic Piedmontese mix of earth and fruit. Aromas of blackberry and cherry waft from the glass, along with hints of loose, healthy, pitch-black soil. On the tongue, there is red cherry, plum, and a woodsy flavor of birch and spice. Subtle but well placed tannin balance the the warm fruit on an edge of medium acidity. For those of you that loved the 2015 vintage of this bottle, we're sure you'll enjoy the 2018 just as much. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $259.99

Cappellano 1999 Barolo Gabutti Rupestris Otin Fiorin

“Pie” means foot — or root. “Rupestris” refers to American rootstock; these vines were planted more than 40 years ago.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
  • $169.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

Chiesa, Carlo 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Carlo Chiesa is one of the few producers of the Roero that we trust to deliver wines with a sense of place. That said, this bottle is produced with grapes from the Langhe hills to the south. It's weighty crimson cherry in color. On the nose, wild herbs and fresh red berries pair up for an attractive bouquet. Upon opening, the palate proved tense in structure, but came around to a balanced mouthfeel of good tannin and high acid. Black cherry fruit and crushed dark stones on the tongue. A pleasant bottle to open now, a great example of what 2018 Langhe is bringing to the market Nebbiolo-wise. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Clerico, Francesco 2015 Barbera d'Alba

All of Francesco Clerico’s wines (Barbera, Barolo, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo) could be used in a class as textbook examples of traditional Langhe wine. Clerico’s certified-organic vines are in Bussia di Monforte (mostly in the Colonello sub-zone of Bussia Soprana, and also in Bussia Dardi), an easy walk from his cantina in Borgata Bussia Soprana - like the wines, a hamlet that feels as though time has passed by. 2015 was a good year for Barbera in general; Clerico’s is cool, deep, and lifted, with lovely balance between bright plummy fruit and earthy, savory and forest-y notes. It makes perfect sense for Thanksgiving, as it should work well with all of the varied components of the meal, even the cranberry. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Colombera & Garella 2016 Bramaterra

"Bramaterra 2016 is 80 % Nebbiolo, 10 % Vespolina, 10 % Croatina, the vineyard is located in Masserano on a volcanic brown soil. Fermentation was in concrete with 38 days of maceration for the Nebbiolo grapes. After we blend the 3 varietes and we wait the spring for the natural malolactic. The wine aged for 2 years in a botte 6000 L." Wine info sent directly from Giacomo Colombera

The Colombera & Garella 2016 'Cascina Cottignano' Bramaterra has a color of dark cherry. The nose has expressive, plump red fruits, like cherry and raspberry, along with a hint of flowery perfume. These aromas float above a distinctly savory character, which I found to be reminscent of fresh, dark-green seagrass - salty and rich, not bitter or vegetal. On the palate, the wine shows a medley of black and red berries, before a long, herbaceous finish. It has a ripe mouthfeel with lovely, tempered acidity, flashy stoniness, and a broad blanket of medium-level tannin. David Hatzopoulos

**Wine Arrives 10/20**

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

Conterno, Giacomo 1937 Barolo Riserva (vintage handwritten)

The former owner of the Giacomo Conterno bottles in this offer writes: “As you know, Aldo and Giovanni Conterno divided property in the early 1980s after the death of their father. They also divided the bottles which at that time were still in the cellar, many dating back decades. Among them the 1927 and 1937 – all still without labels. Both Aldo and Giovanni Conterno used their 1960s / early 70s labels when the sold the old bottles. However for the vintage indication they had to improvise something, and they wrote the vintage by hand. Apparently Aldo Conterno also sold his part of the old vntages (I have never seen any so far) and he used his own labels from the 60s.”

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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Montanello (Veronelli Collection) 1967 Barolo

Montanello is the farm and vineyard that makes the northern border of  Cavallotto's Bricco Boschis; the vines have a primarily south-west exposure. By logic it should be one of the great vineyards of Barolo; perhaps there's never been a great winemaker there, but the old wines are good, and certainly interesting to taste. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 5 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

Produttori del Barbaresco 1974 Barbaresco

1974 was a sleeper vintage for the Produttori, and it has definitely impressed on two separate occasions while tasting vertical flights of the cooperative's normale. Ripe red and black cherry fruit flavors mingle with secondary notes of balsamic, dark chocolate, and spaded earth. The medium body and robustness is supported by a quite lithe texture (1/17/17). Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 10 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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Produttori del Barbaresco 1979 Barbaresco

I couldn't help but make the comparison initially to older Chianti, with flavors of dried red cherry and dried herbs. As the evening progressed, the wine became richer and weightier with darker fruit notes of black raspberry and brandied cherry with intensity similar to the blockbuster normale bottlings of 1971 and 1978. (1/17/17). Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

Rinaldi, Francesco 1982 Barolo Cannubio

Tasted 4-5 times in the last year, this is still young, but beginning to show some lovely old-wine truffley/forest notes, along with more delicate rose and strawberry aromas. There's plenty of material balancing ripe tannin, and a long long finish. I love this wine, and I think it's a steal for this level of quality. JW

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $112.99

Monte Bernardi 2018 Chianti Classico Retromarcia

Retromarcia means “to back up” or “to reverse” and is Michael Schmelzer’s reference to an old approach to Chianti that is hard to find today, focused on allowing the character of Sangiovese to show above everything else.  The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese composed of young vines planted on a mix of galestro and sandstone soils.  The grapes are fermented with native yeast on the skins for 2 weeks in stainless steel and then raised in a mixture of old barrels and unlined concrete tanks for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. In the glass, the wine has a deep red center, with pale red edges. The nose is enticing, with wild red berries, stems and leaves, fragrant warm spices, and a hint of freshly cracked coconut. On the palate, the wine is plummy, with red and black stone fruit. There is a nuance of cocoa and a long minty finish. As a classic Chianti should be, the acidity is mouthwatering, warming up the palate for a range of food.

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy White

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • no discount
  • $11.99

Loire

Baudry 2018 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

The Baudry "Cuvee Domaine" is near and dear to my heart, and not just because of the modest price. 75% of the blend is from a parcel in Saint-Louans, a spot where the thin clay/limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, and which has been the source of some of my favorite Chinons, such as the legendary Clos du Parc de Saint-Louans of Louis Farou. 25%  of the blend is from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. This is a great combination, making the wine enjoyable to drink young but with the structure and minerality of the more "serious" terroir. The 2017, for example is delicious to drink now, the 2010 is really singing and the 1989... if you can find one, let me know. The 2018 Domaine is a bit unusual in that the fermentation finished with 1.7 gr/liter of residual sugar, still a dry wine but forcing them to filter, which the Baudrys never do. At any rate, the wine is sensational - floral and elegant with aromas of black raspberry liqueur; the palate shows high-toned ripe black fruits, with violet and stone and a very long ripe finish. Enjoy in its exuberant youth or hold for ten years and more as the terroir shines through.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Bretêche

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

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Peu Muleau

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Coulaine 2019 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

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

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Grange Tiphaine 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clef de Sol Blanc

Clef de Sol means treble clef and is a tribute to music, Damien being an accomplished clarinetist and Coralie a choir singer. Clef de Sol is a blend of different southern exposed plots located in Montlouis on sandy perruches, i.e. clay and flint over tuffeau. The vines are mostly 80 years old, and farmed biodynamically. Hand-harvested mid-september, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and the cellar, whole-cluster pressed, then fermented in barrels (225 and 400 l) in the underground cellar. Fermentations are spontaneous and malo occurs, without making the wine lose its tension. The wine is aged for a year on the fine lees, and lightly filtered with a sulfur dioxide adjustment. Clef de Sol is without a doubt a benchmark wine for Montlouis, in the line of François Chidaine’s Les Bournais but drier, with more density and less oak than Jacky Blot’s cuvées. 2018 is a superb, powerful expression of the wine, yet the weight is really well balanced by the chalky acidity. Think Savennières meets Brézé, with specific smoky notes coming from the Montlouis flint. Aromatically, this Chenin shows more its floral side, with a lot of lemon-verbena and linden, quinine, peach pit and salt. The oak is very well balanced, with just a hint of white tobacco. The finish is really impressive. I would recommend to cellar this bottle for a year or two before drinking (at least, it will also be great in 15 years). If you open it today, serve it a Burgundy glass not too cold. Pair it with grilled crayfish with tarragon butter, artichokes barigoule or mild blue cheese. 100% Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white off-dry
  • 4 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $62.99

Luneau-Papin 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "L" d'Or Granit Vallet

2019 is a  great vintage for the Luneau-Papin "L" d'Or in a ripe, dense style that makes it a superb Muscadet for current drinking and medium-term aging as well.  The wine shows a fairly ripe gold color and complex aromas including pear, almond, stone, citrus and exotic fruit with anise and herbs. The palate is dense and long with ripe yellow and white fruits, almond and marzipan, really delicious, with the wine's unique granitic acidity hidden below the creamy, sapid fruit. The wine remains a good candidate for aging -  it's Luneau-Papin's only cuvee on a granite subsoil (granit a deux micas in Vallet) having a different character than the granite soils in Clisson or Chateau Thebaud. The vines are approximately 50 years old and and are farmed with organic and biodynamic methods. Vintages going back to 1989 of the L  d'Or are superb now, but this  very young 2019 would be perfect today with full-flavored fish dishes such as halibut and monkfish or with lobster and even white meats in sauce. David Lillie     

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $22.99

Mosse, Joseph & Sylvestre 2019 VDF Le Bisou

The 2019 "Le Bisou" frm the Mosse famly is an blend of Grolleau Noir, Pineau d'Aunis, Cot, Gamay, Grolleau Gris and Cabernet Franc, vinified in carbonic maceration.  It'a very light-bodied red - or a dark rosé - showing lovely aromas of raspberry and red currant with floral notes. The palate is bright, light and refreshing with a lovely melange of red fruits leading to a clean, lively finish. Serve quite cool as an aperitif or with any light meals and charcuterie this summer.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson

The 2017 "Clisson" reminds us of the superb 2014 - subtle, fine and elegant, and at the same time dense and powerful, yet with only 12.5 % alcohol. The wine shows a very pale bronze color lovely aromas of lemon zest, fresh herbs, stone, almond and dried pear and apple, very elegant, with hints of pineapple, anise and brown spice. The palate shows nice ripeness, density and weight but remains delicate and fresh with pear, citrus zest and intense mineral flavors with a finish that is very long and lemony and slightly astringent with food-friendly minerality. The 2017 Clisson is a delightful wine - serve as often as possible with oysters, little-necks, grilled seafood and roast chicken. Put some in the cellar to enjoy over its  20+ year evolution while enjoying with fish in sauce and shellfish. Thank you Marc, Remi and Gwenaëlle for another beautiful wine!

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières Le Clos des Molières

 From 30 year-old Chenin Blanc vines in a mid-slope parcel of thin clay and silex soils on limestone, yields of 25 hl/ha, certified organic with biodynamic methods as well, fermented and aged in 4 to 6 year-old barriques. The wine shows subtle aromas of lemon verbena, dried pear and apple, chalk and stone, with hints of honeysuckle, almond and anise. The palate is very earthy and mineral with a chalky texture and subtle white fruits, citrus, and anise, scintillating and long, surprisingly delicate for a 2018.  It's a wine of contemplation that will open up nicely with time. "Richer than 2017 while retaining a beautiful freshness, with aromas of spices and very ripe fruits - ideal with white meats and cheeses" says Sébastien. Serve now with a mildly flavored ceviche, grilled fish, white meats and goat cheesees or hold for ten+  years. This is a lovely Jasnières, bravo to Sébastien Cornille.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2019 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 to 4 year-old barrels. The 2019 shows a lovely dark red/garnet color and penetrating aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, and violet, earthy and deep, really lovely. The palate is dense and ripe with a bit of skin tannin, but supple and bright with very sapid black raspberry liqueur  backed by firm and refreshing acidity in the long juicy finish. (Eric Pfifferling meets Pineau D'Aunis?)  This is quite delicious and should develop nicely with age. Serve with grilled pork or lamb, a farm chicken.  Sébastien says "more structured than the 2018, with very ripe black fruits and hints of spice - it will become more harmonious with a few months  of aging, drink with red meats and spicy or Asian foods."  Highly recommeded! David Lillie


  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2019 Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette

Sebastien Cornille's lovely "Guinguette" is made from a blend of 80% Pineau d’Aunis and 20% Gamay sourced from 30+-year-old vines in the Coteaux du Loir in organic/ biodynamic farming. It undergoes semi-carbonic maceration for 20 days in tank before the Pineau d’Aunis is pressed off to be aged in neutral barrique and the Gamay in tank. The 2019 is a beautiful version of "Guinguette"with pretty and very complex aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, violet, citrus, white pepper and earth, really lovely.  The palate is sapid and ripe with dense chalky  red fruits coated in firm earthy acidity. As with many 2019 Loire reds, the alcohol is higher than usual but it remains a thirst quenching and relatively light wine that should be served quite cool. Lovely with charcuterie, any lighter meat dishes and mild cheeses or just sipped by itself.  Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Villalin 2019 Quincy Les Grandes Vignes

Sauvignon Blanc has been grown in Quincy at least since the 15th century and produces a particularly distinctive wine on the gravel and silex soils of the Domaine de Villalin's vineyard "Les Grands Vignes." The estate is clearly the finest in Quincy, farming with organic methods, plowing (sometimes with horses), harvesting by hand and fermenting with wild yeasts.

  • white
  • 47 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Villemade, Hervé 2018 Cheverny Blanc "La Bodice"

Hervé Villemade's extraordinary Cheverny Blanc "La Bodice" comes from a single vineyard of 40 year-old vines on sandy soils with silex on clay of Sologne, where the 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay reach maximum ripeness and expression. Yield is only about 10 hl/ha. The wine ages on the lees in old barrels for a year or more and is bottled with zero or minimal SO2. The wine shows a pale bronze color and  notes of fresh and candied fruit (pear, quince, apple) nuanced by angelica and fennel, with a dense, even almost "tannic" texture, and quite sapid, nourished by aging on the fine lees. The substance, elegance and length on the palate give this wine a real personality and a great aptitude for pairings with complex fish and white meat dishes or goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

 From 10 to 50 year-old vines grown on limestone soils (Middle Jurassic!) in the commune of Aluze, Cotes Chalonnaise, certified organic since 1999. This is a lovely Bourgogne Rouge, showing the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but in a medium-bodied, balanced and bright style that is quite delicious!  Vivid aromas of black cherry, raspberry, violet and pepper, with a bright palate of blackberry and spicy red-currant/cherry fruit framed in mineral flavors and firm acidity. Delicious now served cool, it will benefit from decanting or a few years in the cellar as well. DL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $24.99

Misc. France

Belluard 2018 Vin de Savoie Grandes Jorasses

The Grandes Jorasses comes from 100% Altesse, produced by Dominique Belluard. The grapes are grown with southern exposure, on soil of clay and limestone. The average vine age is 10 years. The Altesse is hand harvested before a long, 4 month fermentation with natural yeasts. Malo occurs spontaneously afterwards. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $55.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $142.99

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Fleur

The 2018 Jonc Blanc "Fleur" is a gorgeous and complex wine from 45% old-vine Semillon (70+ years old), Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris from Franck and Isabelle Pascal in Bergerac, Biodynamic farming on limestone with clay and sandy soils,  vinification without additives, aging for 18 months on the lees in cuve inox, bottled with a small addition of SO2, 20mg/l total. The 2018 Fleur is a lovely wine showing floral aromas of ripe citrus, melon and pear; the palate is ripe, supple and refreshing with ripe white fruits, quite generous and backed with firm acidity and saline/mineral flavors in the very long finish. Far from the typical varietal Sauvignon, this is a rich complex white of great character that willl acccompany cheeses and white meats and is a delicious aperitif. David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2019 Côtes de Provence Cuvée l'Aubigue Rosé

"L'Aubigue" is a generously round and fruit-driven rosé made from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentino grown on soils of clay and schist near Hyères in Provence. Yves Gros and his family have been practicing Biodynamic agriculture at the domaine since 1991, and this meticulous care for their soils shows in the exquisite mineral depth of this cuvée. The 2019 is a beautiful pale salmon color and offers complex aromas of peach skins, raspberry, wild flowers, brown spice, and grapefruit pith. The palate is supple with a dense mineral core. Flavors of peach, strawberry, and nectarine coalesce over cool herbal notes akin to licorice. The finish is long, suave and awash with citrus and stone, hinting at a nascent complexity that should reveal itself after a few years of cellaring. Another fantastic "Aubigue" Rosé that we will happily sip alongside salads, mild cheeses, and ceviche this summer!

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $59.99

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Madonna delle Grazie 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Bauccio

Bauccio is a special selection of 50+ year old vines in the Liscone vineyard. After fermentation in open-topped wood, the wine is matured in large tonneau; the wood seems to integrate seamlessly. The 2013 has a dark purple robe. Violets, leather, cassis, black fruits and leather mingle on the nose. The palate is muscular and ripe and it’s quite a mouthful: black brambly fruit and plum stone, a bit of game, obsidian stone, and cracked pepper. Rich, but deft, this has firm, but fine-grained tannins and a bit of mineral smoke on the after aromas. This is still young and probably in need of a year or two more in the cellar, but delicious and quite satisfying with a lamb ragu with mezze maniche, chilis, mint, and pecorino with enough freshness to make the mouth water in anticipation of the next sip and bite. A fine Aglianico Del Vulture that veers more towards elegant than rustic, while still capturing the wild character of the DOC. Fine stuff and treat with richer dishes. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Misc. Spirits

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Amaro Dopo Teatro 500ml

The 'Dopo Teatro', originally designed as an after theatre digestif, this is a great option for anyone looking for a red vermouth with a little more bite. The base is a Vermouth di Torino, aromatized with chiretta flowers and cincona bark (the ingredient used to make quinine). The mix of bitter and sweet makes this a perfect pairing for dark chocolate desserts, and great in whiskey drinks. Try this in your next Manhattan!

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

Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo 24%

The Forthave Red Aperitivo is a base of sugar cane distillate infused with 13 botanicals, and contains no artificial coloring.It has a beautiful deep ruby hue, and explodes on the nose with notes of orange, plums, chamomile, rose, grapefruit rind, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. The palate is viscous with a pleasant bitterness and balanced sweetness. Enjoy on the rocks with a dash of soda water, or in your favorite classic coktails. Makes a delicious Negroni. Oskar Kostecki

  • aperitif
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

New Zealand

Rippon 2019 Wanaka Lake Gewurztraminer

I know what you're thinking, "why would I drink Gewurztraminer from New Zealand?", but hear me out. This is one of the finest expressions of an oft misunderstood variety, that I have ever had. Rippon has always been a trail-blazer, having planted the first vitus vinifera vines in Central Otago. They never irrigate and have been farming biodynamically since 2003 to support the health of the soil and their team. The Gewurztraminer vines were planted between 1986-93 on their own rootstock. The juice is kept on the skins for two days and then 10% is reserved to be fermented off-dry, with the remaining 90% fermented dry before being blended together. This makes the final wine the slightest bit off-dry, giving it great balance between the remarkably high acidity (for this variety), that kiss of sugared apricot from the off-dry reserve, and long mineral finish recalling the schist and loess soils. The aromatics are bursting with notes of white lilies and stone fruit, but instead of being overpowering it is tempered by a salty savory note from the extended lees aging. Drink this with spicy thai food or on its own as you envision this gorgeous, lakeside New Zealand vineyard. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,499.99

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Portugal Table

Adega Regional de Colares 2014 Colares Arenae Malvasia (500 ml)

 This is a value: Colares, let alone with age, at $30 is not something we see very often any longer. This bottling of Malvasia is from the Adega Regional, one of the standard-bearers of winemaking in the region, founded in 1931. The grapes come from the region's famed old, ungrafted vines grown on beach sand (Arenae is the local name for the sandy soils where these old vines grow ). Medium-bodied, saline, spicy, and elegantly textured, this is a classic, elegant expression of Colares Malvasia that is in an outstanding place for drinking now, or for holding onto over the next few years.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $29.99

Mouraz, Casa de 2016 Dão Tinto

Sara Dionísio and António Lopes Ribeiro are at the forefront of organic (certified) and biodynamic wine growing in Portugal. And the wines keep getting better and better! This red is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Água Santa, Tinta Pinheira and Baga from multiple vineyards planted on granitic soils in the Dão, fermented with native yeasts and raised in neutral French barrels for 8 months. Medium-full bodied. 

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Mouraz, Casa de 2018 Dão Branco

A delicious and curious white blend of Encruzado, Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal-Branco, Rabo-de-Ovelha, Fernão-Pires, Uva-Cão, Síria e outras... and probably a few other un-confirmed varieties. The idea for Sara and Dionisio, is to present a white that has all the character of the Dão: a field blend that can transport us to their home. It's textured, with a touch of almond skin, herbs and white flowers. Fermentation is in stainless steel after 1 day of skin contact. Aging on the lees for 8 months before bottling. -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Quinta da Mariposa 2016 Dao Vinho Tinto

Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s Tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs. JDC

  • red
  • 61 in stock
  • $14.99

Quinta do Regueiro 2018 Alvarinho Secreto

This is a new offering from Quinta do Regueiro, which sees a part of the juice being given extended contact with the skins and lees. It's not an orange wine, as there is another portion of the wine that is fermented without skins in the style of their Alvarinho Reserva, and because the duration of skin contact is not very long. The real result, and what the winemaker was going for, was a refined texture and density that the skins and lees can give to the Alvarinho. We were impressed with this wine (as always with Portugal, especially for the price!), and are happy that it is part of the Quinta do Regueiro lineup. Well worth a try. -EL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

Rhone

Banneret 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Banneret estate dates back to 1405 and is now run by the Vidal family. Located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a vineyard strewn with 'galets' to warm the vines, many of which are over 80 years old. The blend used is 60% Grenache from their highest parcels (close to the famous Rayas vineyard), 10% Syrah from near Bois de Boursan, and 10% Mourvèdre from near the Rhône River. The remaining 20%  is comprised of the 10 other grapes that are permitted in the appellation adding a unique quality to this classic wine. Everything is co-fermented in concrete tanks and then aged for 18 months in Burgundian oak.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Bois de Boursan 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Although winemaker Jean-Paul Versino is now making a separate "modern" cuvee, this is his Tradition — an old-fashioned Chateauneuf that even in 2007 is structued and complex with the ability to age nicely for 15 to 20 years. 65% Grenache, 15 % Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% "various".

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

Domaine des Amphores 2019 IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah "Les Iris"

From 100% Syrah in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting, in the early 90's, and now  Biodynamic  as well. The 2019 "Les Iris" Syrah  is similar to the exuberant 2018 but perhaps a bit brighter and with a bit more concentration and depth. The wine shows cool aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of stone, mint, smoke and violet, quite fresh and pretty. The palate is dense and elegant, with cool acidity and well-structured blackberry and black raspberry fruit, with a fresh earthy finish with mineral, citrus and ripe red and black fruit flavors. Terrific length and depth for a wine at this price. This is a very versatile wine to serve cool with grilled chicken, pork and full-flavored cheeses or to sip by itself, slightly chilled. It's  an authentic and delicious wine and a great value! David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $14.99

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

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

La Florane 2019 Visan À Fleur de Pampre Blanc

Adrien Fabre (partner of Claire Michel of Le Vieux Donjon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape) is making lovely wines at his small estate in Visan (Côtes-du-Rhône Villages). Organic and Biodynamic farming. The "Fleur de Pampre" (vine flower) white is made from an intriguing blend of 60% Marsanne, 20% Bourboulenc, 10% Roussanne, 10% Viognier with Grenache Blanc and Clairette, grown on galet stone, clay and limestone soils. DrinkRhone: "pale yellow colour; the bouquet is nicely suave, with a steady aroma of white fruits, pear and apple foremost, all nicely together. There’s a hint of aniseed. The palate drinks really well, has a honeyed note, tasty peach fruit flavours, with a little softening on the orderly, clear finish. This is well made Visan blanc, shows its freshness well, and has style to boot. Its purity, which involves good fruit definition and saltiness, is excellent." Serve as an aperitif, with appetizers, fish and white meats in sauce, Asian foods.

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

La Florane 2019 Visan À Fleur de Pampre Rouge

Adrien Fabre (partner of Claire Michel of Le Vieux Donjon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape) is making lovely wines at his small estate in Visan (Côtes-du-Rhône Villages). Organic and Biodynamic farming on clay soils. The "Fleur de Pampre" (vine flower) rouge is made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. DrinkRhone loves it: "...attractive red-purple robe. The bouquet is expressive, orderly, leads on black cherry fruit, has an appealing sweetness, a plump invitation, shows licorice and an intriguing note of iodine, a note of grilling. The attack moves well, offers instant black fruits, blueberries and blackberries with a cluster of powdery tannins on the finish. The fruit surges well in the closing moments; it’s on the go already, and will go well with steaks, grills, pasta dishes." Drink this delicious wine over the next few years - it's a great value!

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $15.99

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

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

Rousset 2018 Saint-Joseph

From a one-half hectare parcel of 60 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, a cool, late-ripening terroir with clay, sand and stones over firm granite. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 2 to 5 year-old barrels. Although normally overshadowed by the Rousset's superb Crozes "les Picaudieres," the 2018 Saint-Joseph is a great success in this rather forward vintage - and was also vinified with a percentage of stems included to bring freshness and structure. The wine shows a dark black/red color with deep aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with plum, licorice, earth and smoke - quite ripe but with nice brightness as well. The palate is quite dense and supple with ripe black fruits and hints of blueberry, dark chocolate, black olive and roast meats  which continue in the long finish with pronounced mineral flavors and firm acidity. The Rousset Saint-Joseph is normally somewhat austere and tightly structured when young, but the 2018 will be quite delicious as a young wine if decanted for a few hours. Despite the more forward aspect, there is plenty of structure here for aging, best perhaps 2022 to 2036.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

Rousset 2018 Crozes-Hermitage

 From hillside vineyards in Erome, Gervans and Crozes, mostly granite with some limestone/clay, average age 45 years, aged 30% in foudre, 70% in one to 7 year-old burgundy barrels. This is no "ordinary" Crozes-Hermitage, but a real wine of terroir from great vineyard sites, all on hillsides. The 2018 is a bit riper than the 2017 with lush aromas of blackberry, blueberry, rose, musk and citrus. The palate is rich and supple, balanced and long, showing ripe red and black fruit liqueur lifted by floral notes and citrusy acids and finishing with nice mineral flavors, smoky notes and supple fruit.  This is a very pretty Crozes to drink over the next 5 - 8 years, and a great value! David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Rum

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

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

Père Labat Ilse de Marie-Galante Rhum Agr 59% 1L

The tiny Isle of Marie-Galante, a part of Guadalupe, devotes 20% of its land to growing sugarcane, and for great reason; the rum is delicious! This is a very traditional rhum agricole made at the oldest distillery on the island, with one of the oldest stills, with all estate and locally grown sugarcane (red, white, blue, and grey). The farming here is all by hand, without chemicals or fertilizers, and as a department of France, they are actually subject to regulated wages and fair labor laws. This bottling, a whopping 59%ABV is actually the standard on the island. The fresh cane juice is distilled in creole column stills and then slowly proofed down over 10-15 in old foudres. I can think of many ways to enjoy this rhum, but I highly recommend you try it as it is utilized most often on the island; in a ti'punch, just a splash of cane/simple syrup, a hefty pour of rhum, and a small disc of lime. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Rhum Agricole
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $879.99

South Africa

Mick Craven 2020 Stellenbosch Cinsaut

This vintage of the Craven Cinsault is from the 30+ year-old Rustenhof vineyard in the Faure area which sits on granitic sandy soils just three miles from the ocean. It is farmed organically with the use of cover crops to enhance the vitality of the soil, and in turn, we believe, enhances the wine. For this bottling the grapes are destemmed and gently extracted during fermentation. The juice is then pressed into 500L neutral barrels where it ages for just seven months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. The result is bright, juicy red and purple plum aromas, crushed violets, and savory charcuterie. The palate is soft and supple, with minimal tannins, and finishes with a snap of red currant. Drink slightly chilled, perfect on its own or with lighter proteins. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mother Rock 2018 Swartland 'Kweperfontein' Chenin Blanc

A beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc from the organically and dry-farmed Kweperfontein Vineyard on the  Paardeberg Mountain. This wine is all about the texture which evokes the clay and granite soils of the vineyard, and the higher elevation keeps the wine crisp and balanced. The grapes were delicately pressed whole cluster into concrete egg fermenters where it continued to age for 16 months before bottling with no fining, filtration, or SO2 additions.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $16.99

South America

Henriquez, Roberto 2019 Bio Bio Valley Santa Cruz de Coya

Santa Cruz de Coya comes from a truly special and very old vineyard of Pais in Bío Bío, very isolated and tucked into the mountains.  These old vines are short and bush trained, planted on quartz and granite soils, and immersed in the ecosystem of the valley. The particularities of the location (the microclimate, its isolation, the completeness of the ecosystem) preclude the need for sulfur or copper treatments in the vineyard, allowing for a more-than-organic method of farming. Interestingly, the strong local yeasts (perhaps emboldened by the natural farming) also lead to a faster fermentation.  Of the 2019 red wines from Roberto Henriquez, this is probably the most serious and the most elegant, with abundant structure and fine tannins. The nose shows red fruits, garrigue, stone, and a certain savory character; the palate is long, balanced, and medium-bodied, with raspberry and blackberry, delicate herbal spice, and a very mineral finish. Don't be afraid to decant this, or to hold onto a few bottles for opening in five years. One of the finest demonstrations of what Pais is capable of, I think. 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Henriquez, Roberto 2019 Bio Bio Valley Tierra de Pumas Pais

From an historic vineyard of extremely old (200+ year old) vines of Pais near Santa Juana, in the Bío Bío valley. This is likely one of the oldest vineyard sites in Chile, planted on sedimentary red clays and old volcanic soils. It is also the lightest of Roberto Henriquez’s red wines in 2019, clocking in at roughly 11.5% alcohol due to the slow-ripening character of the area. Tierra de las Pumas shows fresh purple florals and blueberries on the nose, with a deep echo of herbs and earth behind. The palate is bright and refreshing, with a broad mineral seam behind small red berries and orange zest and very delicate tannins. 

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

Buelan Compania De Sacas No. 1 Manzanilla Fina Los Canciones (375ml)

Nick Africano of En Rama Sherry Co. and Jose Pastor Selections selected the barrel  from the almacenista Bodegas del Río that was drawn from for this beautiful bottling of manzanilla fina. This first bottling of the Buelan project, focused on barrel selected sherries, is a real triumph: classic manzanilla brininess, vibrant structuring acidity, and savory depth. Buy one before I drink the rest! Ben Fletcher

  • white flor
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos 1830 VORS Jerez Amontillado 375ml

Founded in 1832 by master carpenter and barrel cooper Jose Antonio Sierra, El Maestro Sierra has some of the oldest stocks of wine in Jerez. The bodega is overseen by the formidable Ana Cabestrero, who left her family's winery in the Ribera del Duero region to follow her passions and bravely pursue a future in the male-dominated sherry business. The entire line of El Maestro Sierra sherries is incredibly fine and the rarest sherries are unquestionably among the most complex and tear-jerking wines in the world. The 1830 VORS Amontillado is from a 70-year-old solera, from which only 400 half bottles are pulled each year. This sherry exhibits wondrous aromas of caramel, burnt sesame, flaming tangerine rind, sweet and creamy orange custard, raspberry blossom, and citrusy spritz of fresh orange; the palate has bright, zesty lime notes and is deeply salty and warmly herbaceous like an Amontillado, with an incredibly long and ethereal saline/mineral finish that we identify with FInos. AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

Spain Table

Adega do Vimbio 2017 "Vinos Ferales" O Acordo Vino Tinto

Martín Crusat  and his wife Patricia have been making wine form their own three parcels of vines in O Rosal in Rias Baixas since 2012, employing organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard and a light touch in the cellar. The soils here are mainly clay, and the climate is very strongly influenced by the atlantic, commonly lending a salty, bright element to the wines. Mainly working with the local star, Albariño, the Crusats also have plots of Loureiro and Caiño Branco and purchase some young-vine Sousón (an indigenous red grape) from a neighbor to make this wine, a claret made from all of the previous mentioned varieties. O Acordo is deep red in the glass, with a nose of candied red fruits and red and purple flowers with a salty, sea air tinge. The palate is bright and fresh and very light: initially very acid-driven but opening over time to notes of raspberry and blackcherry, with plenty of clay-y minerality. There are no real tannins here, so this is a great wine to drink with very light foods or before dinner. I'd encourage you to give this a chill before opening, then leave it for 30 minutes to an hour to allow for the aromatics and the palate to truly come alive. At this point, I think this is one of the most interesting natural wines in the store - for less than 20 dollars.Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Albamar 2016 Rias Baixas O Esteiro

O Esteiro is a blend of Caíño, Espadeiro, and Mencía from vineyards along the Atlantic coast in Rias Baixas, farmed organically by Xurxo Alba. Although Rias Baixas is better known for Albarino, this is a refreshing red, perfect for the summer. On the nose, it is exceedingly mineral and saline with delicate red fruits, while the very light bodied palate shows bolder berry notes alongside tons of refreshing, salty minerality and structuring acidity. I keep returning to the balance of minerality and bright herbaceous notes offered by this wine! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Borja Perez Viticultores 2018 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. These wines just get better and better every year: Borja Perez is definitely one of the most skilled winemakers in the Canary Islands! Eben Lillie and Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

Borja Perez Viticultores 2018 Tenerife Artifice Tinto

Artifice Tinto is all Listan Negro, from a variety of plots in the northern region of Tenerife. The 2018 is by far the best expression of this wine that I've tasted, all citrus rind, cranberry, strawberry, exotic spices and smokiness on the nose, with an admirably delicate light- to medium-bodied palate with gentle tannins. There's clearly some whole clusters used here, but the wine shows softer and more elegant than in previous vintages. Borja Perez's wines just keep getting better! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2019 Almansa Albahra Chingao 1.5

100% Garnacha Tintorera, entirely from the highest single vineyard of old vines that contributes to the other "Albahra" wine. This is the first single vineyard bottling from Envinate's vines in Almansa, and it's really a great demonstration of the surprising finesse that is possible from Garnacha Tintorera (a.k.a. Alicante Bouschet). The vineyard that supplies the grapes for this wine is very special: high in altitude and blessed with white limestone soils that resemble the albariza of Jerez, it stands out from sorrounding properties. The wine is  medium bodied, initially fruit forward on the nose with notes of black cherry, blackberry preserves, and black peppercorn, the palate is fleshy but structured by limestone minerality and vibrant acidity. Approachable and easy-drinking, but thoughtful and interesting. A great addition to the 2019 wines from Envinate! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guímaro 2017 Ribeira Sacra Camiño Real

Guímaro (which means "rebel" in Gallego) was founded by Pedro Rodriguez in 1991, in Amandi, the most celebrated subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Here Mencía and other indigenous varieties (Merenzao, Mouratón, Brancellao, Caiño, Sousón...) are planted on very steep terraced  slopes of slate on the northern bank of the river Sil. The vines on these south-facing slopes (almost cliffs, really - I definitely recommend checking out a photograph of these precariously steep vineyards) produce wines of great mineral intensity and character. Camiño Real comes from six terraced vineyards around Amandi, with about 85% of the blend Mencía and 15% other indigenous red varieties. Pedro harvests the grapes by hand  and ferments them together in open-top oak vats with 40 days of maceration on the skins before raising in an foudre and 225L and 500L barrels. Right now, this shows a bit tight, but it will blossom with air or further bottle age into a great expression of Ribeira Sacra: structured, medium-bodied, spicy and very gastronomic. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

Inaki Garrido 2019 Tenerife Las Toscas Blanco

Iñaki Garrido (who hails from the Basque country) produced this wine Las Toscas Blanco, his first wine from the Canary Islands, from a small vineyard of 150-200 year old vines of Listan Blanco at 1400 meters above sea level on Tenerife. Planted in poor volcanic soils, the half hectare at the top of  parcel Valle de Güímar produces only enough to bottle 1200 bottles of wine. The elevation and the volcanic soils yield a wine of incredible balance: herbal, citrus, and stone nights define the nose, while the long, vibrant palate shows charred lemon, fennel, and stone. This is a really remarkable Canarian white wine that expresses the incredible potential of these ancient vines and volcanic soils. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Rioja Alta 2001 Rioja Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial

This is only the 3rd vintage that the Ardanza has been classified as "Reserva Especial" during the long history of the La Rioja Alta winery. The other two vintages were 1964 and 1973. That being said, this cuvee lives up to expectations and is a testament to a fantastic vintage. Ardanza is full-bodied, sweet, tangy and savory, with strawberry/plum fruit, mushroom, and notes of herbs from the generous helping of garnacha in the blend. On the palate it is well structured with gorgeous velvety tannins and excellent balance and length. As the great wines of Rioja do, this will surely cellar very well and would stand up to just about any food that you could throw at it. I specifically would pair this with game-birds with a sweet and savory sauce. cb

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Toni Osorio 2018 Vino de Mesa La Hija de la Dolores

Moristel, the grape that this wine is made from, is almost completely new to me: this is the first varietal Moristel wine that I've been able to taste.  Jancis Robinson describes the grape variety as frail, and I suspect that it is low-yielding and difficult to grow - which has led to its replacement in its native Aragon by internation varieties in the past 20 years. This expression, from natural winemaker Toni Osorio, is somewhere between a rose and a red wine, mostly transparent and very vibrant. The nose is somewhat floral, with notes of violent and purple flowers, while the palate shows cranberry, pomegranate, and citrus notes. A truly interesting and very fun and refreshing light red! 

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

Victoria Torres Pecis 2018 La Palma Las Rosas (Listan Negro)

Las Rosas is on the east coast of La Palma: the plot is buffeted with intense winds. 100% Listan Negro, fermented in concrete.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Victoria Torres Pecis 2018 La Palma Tinto Negramoll

Victoria Torres' Negramoll comes from a variety of sites across the island at different elevations and in different microclimates. All of the vineyards are farmed organically, unirrigated, and ungrafted. Harvested at different times depending on their specific situation, they ferment separately in tanks and barrels with some stem inclusion before blending. The final wine ages for 12 months in old sherry casks.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Tequila

Derrumbes Salmiana Mezcal San Luis Potosi 44.16%

Produced from the wild agave Selmiana in the high altitude Central Mexican Plateau in the state of San Luis Potosi, this is a beautiful foil to traditional Oaxacan mezcal. The agave is not roasted, but cooked (similar to Tequila) resulting in a spirit that is not smokey, but instead bursts on the palate with a crazy array of flavors. Herbal and mineral tones weave their way through a bright citrus and  floral character. There's a slight sourness, a funk that I associate with cheese rind, and noticeable acidity, which is quite shocking for a distillate. The wilder side of mezcal. What I also notice with my bottle of Selmiana is that it changes quite remarkably once open. When I first popped the cork, it felt slightly muted and withdrawn, but within 20 minutes all the exuberance I remembered from previous bottles was there again. It is fascinating watching the bottle change and evolve over a period of weeks. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

El Jolgorio 2016 Oaxaca 'Todos Santos' Tobasiche

This is a very limited release from El Jolgorio as a tribute to master mezacalera, Crispina Hernandez Romero, and in honor if All Saints Day. which could not be properly celebrated this year. Crafted by Pablo Vasquez in the village of La Compañía, Ejutla, Oaxaca from 100% Tobasiche agave. The agave cooked in earthen ovens, crushed by a traditional tahona, then fermented spontaneously in open-top wooden vats. The juice was distilled in 2016 in copper-pot stills, and then rested in glass for a full four years before bottling at 52% ABV. The aroma is completely unique, bright and herbaceous, almost gin-like, with notes of pine and celery. The palate is dense and textural with a savory, meaty quality, and notes of black licorice, herbs, and the faintest hint of smoke. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Corison, Cathy 2016 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A very special bottling of Napa Cabernet! The Kronos Vineyard is now nearly 50 years-old and though the yields are incredibly low, the intense concentration of flavor from the fruit without it getting too high in sugar/alcohol potential is well worth keeping these vines alive.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

David Hill 2019 Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir

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

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Eyrie Vineyards 2016 Willamette Valley Roland Green Pinot Noir

Drinking a Pinot Noir from Eyrie Vineyards is all the proof you need that these wines of the Willamette Valley deserve a place on the world's list of the most expressive and age-worthy wines. This single vineyard bottling from Roland Green stuck out the most to me in a tasting of five different Eyrie Pinots for its intense and captivating aromas. The Roland Green vineyard is positioned at about 550ft elevation planted over 30 years ago on rich volcanic soils, and like all their vineyards, the vines are own-rooted, non-irrigated, and certified organic. The nose is a powerful blend of ripe red and black cherry, tree bark and damp moss, a bit of salt and on returning to the wine, a touch of something smoky, like peat. The palate is concentrated with flavor and acidity. A beautiful wine that I cannot wait to revisit! Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Matthiasson 2018 Napa Valley Village No.2 Cabernet Sauvignon

A beautiful, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from a selection of vineyards making this an incredible value for Napa fruit.  The idea was to take lots of Cabernet that didn't quite make it into the higher end bottling and blend them together without too much extraction, for a fresher "table wine" offering that you don't feel guilty opening right away. The fruit is fermented at cool temperatures, low and slow, then aged for 20 months is mostly older oak with a just a few new barrels for a kiss of spice. Notes of plums, black cherries, and sage, with a touch of hoisin and baking spice. What is most exciting about this bottling is the general sense of energy - it's snappy and bright with a slightly gravelly texture. The oak influence is hardly noticeable, just delicious Napa fruit that has obviously been well-looked after.

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Minor, Sean 2018 Central Coast Pinot Noir

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

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Mendocino Fox Hill Vineyard "L.Stone"

The 'L.Stone' is 100% Sangiovese from the organically farmed Fox Hill Vineyard in Menodcino. The grapes are pressed whole-cluster and ferment spontaneously in steel tanks, before aging for ten months in polyethylene containers.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

United States White

Banshee 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The mission at Banshee has always been to create quality, enjoyable wines that don't won't break the bank despite the appellation name. The grapes are gently pressed and then fermented with native yeasts, only going through 75% malolactic to maintain its freshness and keep the butteriness to more of crème fraiche note on the nose. This vintage is a blend of fruit from the Heintz Vineyard and the Bohemian Vineyard. Aged for nine months in 25% new French oak, and the remainder in neutral barrels, for just a kiss of oak flavor on the palate.

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $21.99

David Hill 2019 Willamette Valley 6000 BC

A delicious and aromatic skin-contact white blend of 60% Gewurztraminer, 40% Pinot Gris! The name of the wine refers to the type of qvevri (clay amphorae) used for fermentation,  discovered in Georgia  in 6000BC, largely thought to be the first occurrence wine-making in the world. Their technique of fermenting white grapes as whole clusters, skins and all, inspired Chad Stock when creating this bottling. The fruit is fermented on the skins at low temperatures giving it a gentler tannic structure, and then aged for ten months in 75% neutral barrels, 25% third-use French oak. Notes of ripe juicy apricots, sea salt, almond blossoms, and a burst of classic Gewurz spiciness on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

David Hill 2019 Willamette Valley Discovery Series Block 16

Just a few bottles left of this  beautiful Sylvaner from the Willamette Valley! It's not often I get to taste an example of Sylvaner from Oregon let alone from vines planted  55+ years ago. Winemaker Chad Stock seems to coax the most amount of flavor from this often subtle variety. The fruit is fermented and aged in 25% neutral barrique and 75% stainless steel. The aroma is vibrant, juicy kiwi and melon, soft white flowers, and on the palate crisp, fresh fruit and lime zest, with a stony, river-rock minerality. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Nathan K. 2018 Finger Lakes Riesling

The wines from the Finger Lakes in upstate New York have a special place in my heart, and the Nathan K Dry Riesling is perfect example of why. This vintage comes from two sites on the West side of Lake Seneca. The grapes from the 40 year-old plot are aged in neutral barrels, while the fruit from the younger vines are kept in stainless steel. Both are aged for 10 months on the lees before being bottled unfined and gently filtered. In the glass this wine is the color of daffodils and all the aromas of springtime: soft white almond blossoms, ripe apricot, a bit of sweet herbs, wet stone, Meyer lemon zest, all with a slight drizzle of honey. The palate is vibrant and juicy bringing plenty of energy but balanced with enough weight so it does not feel the least bit sharp or thin. Enjoy this wine now, as I did, with a spicy red pepper flake, anchovy and parsley pasta, or put it in the cellar for several years and wait for those honeyed and golden notes to really come through! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Yorkville Highlands Lost Hills Ranch 'Tasteful in

This is a new bottling for Evan Lewandowski! A dry sparkling Moscato Bianco from the Lost Hills Ranch, farmed by Evan and Sam Bilbro. The fruit spent ten days on the skins and stems, fermented in neutral barrels, and remained on the lees for twelve months. The wine is bottled with a liquer de tirage from the juice of 2019 vintage for refermentation where it remained for another ten months.

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Fox Hill Vineyard Cortese "Chillion" Zero

This year's 'Chillion', 100% Cortese from the 36 year-old vines on the Fox Hill Vineyard, spent eight weeks on the skins in a mixture of tanks and neutral barrels before bottling unfined, unfilted, and without any additives.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2019 Mendocino Gibson Ranch 'Naomi'

The 'Naomi' is 100% Grenache Gris from the century-old vines on Gibson Ranch. The fruit is direct-pressed whole-cluster, and bottled with just a small does of SO2.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Scrumpy Ewe Old Lunkie Traditional Cider

A unique still, dry cider from Catskills cidery Scrumpy Ewe! The blend of apples includes (Bittersweets) Bulmer’s Norman - 22.5%, Major - 22.5%(Bittersharps) Kingston Black - 22.5% (Sharp) Liberty - 22.5%,  and West Fulton Wild Apples - 10%. This is a rich, full-bodied cider described as "Leathery, minerally, complex, [with] heavy tannic structure."

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Whisky

Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Small Batch (100 Pf)

Fermentation gurus, Shane Baker and Pat Heist, decided to put all of their best advice as consultants to work on their own line of whiskies with Wilderness Trail. This single-barrel selection is unique in the Bourbon world for a few reasons. For one, it has one of the highest concentrations of wheat in the mashbill at 24%, with 64% corn, and 12% malted barley. It's also made as a sweet mash, which means instead of using leftover mash from the previous batch to help along the fermentation a la sour mash, each batch is entirely new. The fact that their first batch out of the gate as new distillers is Bottled in Bond is also pretty remarkable because they had to age it for at least four years. This one on the less sweet end of the Bourbon spectrum, and at 50% ABV it certainly has some perceptible heat on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bourbon
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99