Floral Terranes 2019 Nassau County Suburban Moraines Still Cider

The creators of Floral Terranes drive through the towns of Long Island and seek out random uncultivated apple trees and grape vines. For the 'Suburban Moraines' cider, 10% of the apples used come from these discovered trees, and the rest of the blend is a mixture of Black Twig and Winesap apples from Breeze Hill Farm, Peconic, Long Island. There's a very pretty herbaceous quality to this cider like fresh sage,  lemon balm, and chamomile tea, backed by notes of Pink Lady apple, creating a crisp, dry still cider. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Still
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

Alsace

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

Beck-Hartweg 2019 VDF Tout Naturellement Pet-Nat Rosé

Yowza! This is the first Pet-Nat that Florian and Mathilde produced, and it's full of tangy red fruits and a bit of a sour candy vibe. Unfiltered. "Fresh, crisp, expressive juice!"  -EL

  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

Australia

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

Austria

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Joiseph 2019 Piroska

The 2019 Piroska is a blend of Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, and other red and white grapes. The Pinot comes the Lange Ohn vineyard with southern exposure and stony soils. The Zweigelt is taken from the Trift vineyard, also southern facing, but with generally finer, calcareous soils. The rest of the blend comes from a vineyard of mixed vines, though it is known to be planted with a large number of Blaufrankisch vines. This vineyard, named Obersatz, is on relatively flat ground. The wine is unfined and unfiltered. In the glass, it is a deep red in color. The aromas are snappy, like intensely mineral earth and cold, crisp red and black cherry. A trim, clean and articulated nose. On the palate, the wine has red cherry, dark stones, and a touch of herbaceous birch root. In addition, there is a wonderful flavor of blood orange, fruit and peel. When first opened, there is a pleasant mineral tingle on then tongue. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is full, ripe with refreshing fruit. The finish is long and earthy. Dynamic and tasty bottle. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Joiseph 2019 Rosatant

"This Blau rosé is everything. It’s a garden of roses, a piece of bloody meat, it’s firewood, it’s a great sticky spice cake, it’s savory like drinking a very well made spritz spiked with olive brine. It’s quite literally the bomb." - Emily Campeau 

The 2019 is dark hued, and has such a promising feel and look in the glass. Perfectly balanced, with baking spice, and ripe cranberry and rasberry, but very lean and far from fruity. Clearly exhibiting some effervescence (it just arrived from Austria weeks ago), we recommend a decant to let some of the latent CO2 blow off. Even better, hold onto the bottle for a little while and try it late this winter or next spring. There's a decent amount of sediment as well, so there is always the option to decant the wine off the sediment (or just pour slowly), or rotate the bottle a few times if you want to have the cloudy look. Depends on the crowd, I suppose, though it does seem that the pure wine is so bright and lovely that it may be a more delicate experience than drinking it with the texture of the mixed in sediment.  -Eben Lillie


  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pittnauer 2019 Burgenland Dogma Rosé

The Dogma is back! A fascinating and singular rosé, this is all Blaufrankisch from three prized parcels in the Ungerberg vineyard, close to Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedlersee). Grapes are carefully sorted and destemmed. Indigenous yeast fermentation, and aging in stainless steel, along with a portion aged in old oak and amphora. There are rosés that I rely on for summer quaffing and don't expect the world from, and rosés that transcend the category, and stand out among my favorite whites and reds. This is certainly the latter! A complex and textured rosé with notes of rhubarb,  sour cherries, and plums, and an lovely evolution in the mouth and glass.  -EL

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pittnauer 2019 Burgenland Perfect Day

'Perfect Day' is an orange wine for every occasion. The unique blend creates a balanced, easy drinking, skin-contact white with just a touch of tannin to give it some structure. This bottling is 40% Chardonnay, 30% Muscat Ottnel, 20% Gruner Veltliner, 10% Traminer all from the Altenberg Vineyard in the abundantly sunny Neusiedlersee region of Austria. Each variety undergoes its own fermentation; for the Gruner, mostly destemmed grapes and a few bunches spend ten days in open vats on the skins, the Muscat and Traminer spend a little less time on the skins, and the Chardonnay is direct-pressed to add freshness and minerality to the blend. They are each aged separately in barrique for six months and then blended right before bottling. The nose is abundantly aromatic with wild flowers, peach, and some tropical fruit as well a rustic savory quality. The palate is clean, like biting into a perfectly ripe nectarine with a touch of lemon pith and savory finish. 'Perfect Day' was a great companion to miso-glazed portabello with avocado and carrot slaw to hit all those bright, juicy, and savory notes in the wine! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Schlossmuhlenhof 2018 Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken "Bodenfunk"

A dry Riesling from the Reinhessen region of Germany. Fermentation is with indigenous yeast, aging is in stainless steel, and the wine is bottled without filtration, lending an opaque quality in the glass. We're assuming the "Boden Funk" nickname for this wine is referring to the fact that it's an unfiltered white, but there is really nothing funky about the wine. It is by all means a pitch perfect Riesling, with lime flower notes and zippy acidity. Refreshing, totally dry, and a fantastic value. 

  • white
  • 53 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Beaujolais

Coudert (Clos de la Roilette) 2019 Fleurie Clos de la Roilette

Considered one of the finest producers in Beaujolais, Clos de la Roilette has 9 hectares in Fleurie,  with an eastern exposure, bordering the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and yields remarkably age-worthy Gamay.  The Couderts feel that their particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese) and the age of their vines (30 to 80 years old) account for the richness and intensity of their wines. They are deeply colored, richly perfumed and seriously structured wines of relatively small production. The 2019 is a bit more "classic" than the very ripe 2018,  and shows a deep red/garnet color with aromas of violet, ripe cherry, pomegranate and black raspberry, citrus zest and herbal notes; there is ample sweet cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate which is framed in firm acidity and prominent mineral and earth flavors, which continue in the long, sapid finish.  Delicious now and over the next five to eight years... David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées has 2 parcels of 50 year-old vines on a steep section of Mont Brouilly with a south-east exposition at about 1,000 ft of altitude. The thin soil is almost entirely stones of granite with a high iron content.  The 2018 shows lovely aromas of cherry and red currant liqueur with a touch of rose petal, cocoa and spice. The palate is ripe but balanced by refreshing acidity, showing pretty red fruits with earth and mineral flavors, with a silky, slightly grainy texture, finishing with nice length of sappy fruit and firm acidity. A beautiful Beaujolais for current drinking and over the next few years.  "Contains very little sulfite," says the label "store in a cool place and consume rapidly after uncorking." We haven't noticed any problem keeping this wine, but consuming rapidly after uncorking will be easy... DL

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $209.00

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $215.00

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $159.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

Burgundy White

Bize, Simon 2018 Bourgogne Blanc Les Champlains

We are huge fans of the Bize wines and what we have seen of the 2018s so far has us jazzed. The whites are of particular note, considering the warmth of the vintage. They have the poise and freshness that one expects from serious white Burgundy, while still showing the fruit and richness that characterizes the vintage. "Champlains" is a Bourgogne that performs at a high level, from a parcel that Patrick Bize planted himself. It includes about five percent of Pinot Beurrot (known as Pinot Blanc elsewhere) and has a beautifully ripe nose full of white peach and lilies. There is good weight on the palate and more of that stone fruit character, wrapped up in a lovely sea shell-like finish. We opened a bottle the day this arrived  at the store and put it away in not more than thirty minutes.   Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

Moreau-Naudet 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

"Valmur" is nestled firmly at the center of the Grand Cru hillside and rises all the way to the top, just below the treeline. This parcel produces powerful mineral-driven wines that can age for ten to twenty years at a clip. Compared to a Cote D'Or Grand Cru white, this is a steal!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Morey, Pierre 2018 Bourgogne Blanc

The 2018 Pierre Morey Bourgogne Blanc, sourced from three parcels in Meursault, is a show-stopper of a wine. Upon opening, it shows lemon, a touch of creme brulee crust in the nose and an overall sense of richness that one would expect in a solar vintage such as this one. However, this is all held firmly in check by plenty of acidity and a sense of salty minerality that comes to dominate the wine. It is spilling over with chalk and cool stoniness, adding tension and focus as it sits in the glass. Everything else kind of fades away, leaving only you and the earth. This is magnificent for the level and will satisfy Burgundy cravings tonight or in five years if you are inclined to put a few bottles in the cellar.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $174.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Champagne

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 01/20)

The new Beaufort Polisy Reserve Brut Nature NV is based on the 2015 vintage and was disgorged in January 2020. The Polisy NV Brut Nature is a lean, racy expression of the Kimmeridgian limestone of Polisy. The nose is cool-toned and faintly herbal with aromas of green apple, lime zest, and wet stone. The palate is steely and focused, with a prominent mineral character giving way to taut structure and a compelling savory character on the brisk, chiseled finish. I'd love this with crudo, ceviche, or a platter of briny Beausoleil oysters. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2015 Champagne Cuvée Totum

Totum stands for “tout en un, un en tout” (“all in one, one in all”) and it embodies Emilien’s philosophy, trying to marry and blend in one unity an infinity of elements. All his 17 plots and the four grape varieties are used, in roughly the proportion represented in the vineyard : 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay and 2% Petit Meslier. The grapes were harvested at the same time in  mid-September, pressed and vinified together. 30 ppm of sulfur dioxide was used at press and that’s it. As Emilien did not have any winery at that time, the wine was made at Thomas Perseval. Both fermentations were spontaneous, happening in 228 liters and 400 liters second-hand Burgundy barrels (mostly from Domaine Leflaive). Aging of the vin clair lasted a little less than a year before tirage. Disgorgement happened in the Fall 2019 “à la volée”, with no dosage addition. With a white gold and slight pink hue, the bubbles are tiny yet persistent. The nose is very complex, evolving in the glass over the hour I tasted it the first night, and gaining more layers over the week as did the palate : a first note of rich salted brioche (reminding me faintly of some Savagnin from southern Jura) moving on to hawthorn, quince flower, white raspberry, citrus brine, sea spray. In the mouth, the wine is way more linear and focused than expected, with great tension (you would not guess malo is done), and the same salty finish. The quince and raspberry are still present with pink grapefruit and green almond hints, to develop into a lot of different plants and herbs - cloves, dandelion, vine flower. It is quite a heady wine! Over a week, the palate and effervescence hold very well. I would just say that the finish was a little blurry, but I am putting this on the fact I tasted the wine shortly after it landed. I think this wine - and all Emilien’s Champagnes -  deserve some cellaring but if you want to open it now use a medium size white wine glass. It would be a great pairing with spring vegetable tart with parmesan cream, a sea bream with bonito and lovage or an 18 months aged Comté. 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay and 2% Petit Meslier. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2015 Champagne Chamery 1er Cru Les Basses Croix & Les Gillis

Les Basses Croix & Les Gillis is a 100% Chardonnay coming ¾ from the western part of Sermiers and ¼ from eastern Ecueil. The vines are between 36 to 40 years old, growing on sandy clay with the soft limestone very close (with the chalk deeper in Ecueil). These were the first grapes harvested and pressed in that vintage - it was done at Aurélien Lurquin’s winery. Emilien harvested them both for the Champagne and for the Coteaux Champenois. 30 ppm of sulfur dioxide was used at press and that’s it. Both fermentations were spontaneous, happening in 228 liters and 400 liters second-hand Burgundy barrels (mostly from Domaine Leflaive). Aging of the vin clair lasted a little less than a year before tirage. Disgorgement happened in the Fall of 2019 “à la volée”, with no dosage addition. The whole production was three barrels, racked once just before the tirage. One barrel was kept for the Coteaux and aged on the lies for 19 months, unfined and unfiltered.  The wine is white gold with a light yellow hue, creamy, long lasting bubbles dancing in a thin string. The nose is more discreet than Totum, yet quite expressive on the peach blossom, lemon paste, yellow plum and discreet notes of freshly baked croissant. On the palate, the tension is remarkable, giving a great spine balancing out the flesh brought by the lees. There is a certain opulence, but right away straightened by the acidity. It is also saltier, with notes of Tahitian pomelo and artemisia. The dynamic between the saltiness and the slight bitterness is really enjoyable, and suggests a lot of potential pairings! In Emilien’s words “mineral maturity or saltiness from the fruit?” Like for the other wines, this cuvée held up very well for a week, being opened and tasted every day. I think also this wine - and all Emilien’s Champagnes - deserve some cellaring but if you want to open it now use a medium size white wine glass. If you open it today, serve it in a larger white wine glass, not too cold, and pair it with a carpaccio of langoustine with caraway-lemon infused olive oil or roasted heritage breed chicken with confit of fennel. 100% Chardonnay. Pascaline Lepeltier.  

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2015 Champagne Chamery 1er Cru Les Puits

Les Puits comes from a northeastern exposed plot in Chamery of 34 year old Pinot Noir grown on rich sandy clay, the chalk being at least one meter deep. The grapes were harvested in mid-September and pressed at Aurélien Lurquin’s winery. The wine was then vinified at Thomas Perseval. 30 ppm of sulfur dioxide was used at press and that’s it. Both fermentations were spontaneous, happening in 228 liter and 400 liter  second-hand Burgundy barrels (mostly from Domaine Leflaive). Aging of the vin clair lasted a little less than a year before tirage. Disgorgement happened in the Fall of 2019 “à la volée”, with no dosage addition.  The wine is pink gold, with some silver hue and creamy, long lasting tiny bubbles dancing in a thin string. On the nose, it is an explosion of red fruits : raspberry, pomegranate, hibiscus tea, gooseberry. You have some faint notes of croissant and marzipan. On the palate, this is the most structured wine, with remarkable tension and concentration. It is really dense, so you want a large glass to appreciate it, and you don’t want to serve it too cold. It is not an opulent wine but has a lot of structure. Aromatically, the palate is still showing a lot of red berries but balanced by more herbal notes of shiso, almond blossom and rhubarb. The finish is really briny and salty too, with just a trace of blond tobacco that may come from the oak. Like for the other wines, this cuvée held up very well a week being opened and tasted every day. I think also this wine - and all Emilien’s Champagnes - deserve some cellaring but if you want to open it now use a large size white wine glass. For pairings, you can opt for some powerful fish like grilled red mullet served with a tapenade of mullet eggs and eggplants, a crab cake, confit fennel and lobster bisque reduction, or a with a duck magret with maraschino cherry reduction and sautéed zucchinis. 100% Pinot Noir. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Horiot, Olivier NV Champagne Métisse Noir et Blancs Extra Brut

Though famed for their reds and the eponymous rosé, Riceys produces far more Champagne than still wines from its vineyards bordering Burgundy. And though the Kimmeridgian soils mean Pinot Noir in the Aube, they also make a convincing case for the underappreciated Pinot Blanc grape. Sourced from all eight of his terroirs, Olivier Horiot's Métisse, a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Blanc, is based on the 2013 vintage with the balance made up of reserve wine from a perpetual cuvée stored in foudre. The nose is delicate and spritely upon opening with generous notes of white peach, lemon curd, and cool herb tones, opening to reveal aromas of brioche and ginger. On the palate, there is a sense of volume with generous stone fruit flavors underlain with a broad, stony character which lends drive to the long, lingering finish. This would be lovely with pan-roasted scallops, though there's certainly enough texture to accompany risotto with wild mushrooms, or roasted chicken.  (Disgorged 3/15/2016, Dosage 2g/L) John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition .375 ml

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

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Magnien, Stephane 2018 Coteaux Bourguignons Tradition (Passetoutgrain)

From 35-55 year-old vines below the village of Morey-Saint-Denis in deep clay soils, 50% Pinot Noir/50% Gamay (with the new AOC Coteaux Bourguignons replacing Borgogne Passetoutgrain and Bourgogne Rouge). Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts and aged 16 months in tonneaux and stainless steel vats, bottled unfined and unfiltered, about 150 cases made.This is a lovely and affordable Burgundy that shows a dark red/black color and deep aromas of cherry and black raspberry with earth and citrus notes. The palate shows a potpourri of berry fruits with herbal flavors and impressive length, finishing with juicy acidity. Drinking beautifully now, and over the next few years - buy a case and make this your "everyday" Burgundy. (The 2015, a similarly lovely wine, was featured in the NY Times "20 Under $20" of 9/21/17)  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $18.99

Germany

Lardot, Philip 2018 Mosel Landwein Riesling der Hirt

A bit of a cult following for the Lardot wines, rightly so, as they are stunning. Trocken, perfectly dry, with just enough density to hold together the vinous acidity and mineral cut. Very balanced wine, and a dry Riesling that makes you stop in your tracks for a moment and wallow in it's beauty. Philip Lardot is a young winemaker, previously cellar hand at Clemens Busch, and mentee of Uli Stein, arguably the two most influential figures in low-intervention winemaking in Germany.  Der Hirt is sourced from a south-facing Mosel vineyard called Valwiger Herrenberg, but is labeled as a Landwein. The wine is aged in 225 and 500 liter barrels for 12 months on full lees and then six months in stainless steel. Minimal SO2 before bottling.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Gin

Mahon Spanish Gin 1 Liter

Xoriguer gin hails from Mahon on the island of Menorca in Spain and one of only three gins (along with Plymouth Gin and London Dry Gin) to have a geographic designation. Gin has a rich history on Menorca dating back to British occupation during the 18th century and is still made with the same traditional methods. This gin is made in wood-fired pot stills from a base spirit of grape distillate (as opposed to the more common grain-based distillate) and is rested in American oak barrels before bottling. This process gives this spirit decidedly fruity and floral aromatics as well as a softer, citrusy palate. For lovers of gin and tonics, try this for your next experiment! Tim Gagnon

  • gin
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $274.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

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
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $549.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $189.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Trediberri 2016 Barolo

The Barolo is a La Morra wine, with fruit from Berri and (until the 2017 vintage) about 20% from Capalot. The vineyards are fermented separately in concrete (whole cluster, for about 21 days), with malo and aging in large Slavonian oak (Garbellotto, for you botte geeks out there). I’ve tasted the 2016 twice, about a year apart, the first from botte just before bottling. Both times have shown the great balance and energy that are the best aspects of 2016. Most recently the wine was showing quite savory, with some pronounced mint and cocoa, followed by a rush of fruit. The bottled wine shows much riper and rounder tannin; it’s very long and energetic, and while I think you could cellar it for a long time, it’s so easy to drink that I’m going to have trouble resisting.  I’ll have to buy some extra bottles… Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

Trediberri 2019 Dogliani Bricco Molea (Dolcetto)

Dogliani is a small town south and west of Barolo, which gives its name to a DOCG wine zone – a ‘Dogliani’ must be made from Dolcetto (life was a little simpler for everyone when the wines were called “Dolcetto di Dogliani”, but the marketers won that conversation). The zone of Dogliani, is considered the best area for Dolcetto (which not so long ago was more expensive than Nebbiolo) where Dolcetto was historically given the best sites, whereas in Barolo and Barbaresco Dolcetto is generally relegated to lesser positions in the vineyards – “Bricco”, as in Bricco Molea, means the top part of the hill, which receives the most sun and ripens best.

There are plenty of contemporary Doglianis that are an attempt to make what Italians call ‘important’ wines, and thus are dark, extracted, and often oaky; Trediberri’s Dogliani is a more traditional style, intended to be fresh and lively, a wine for food, for every day, to open a meal, to drink while your Barolo ages. But this is no simple wine, and it has remarkable aromatic complexity with bright current-like fruit, white flowers, chalk, and a deep savory aspect – altogether mouth-watering. It’s very appealing on the palate, light-midweight and with the fruit in balance with chalk, and expressing a strong sense of place. From vines that are 50-70 years old; fermented in concrete for about 10 days, and aged in a combo of concrete and steel. A killer Dolcetto!  Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Trediberri 2019 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Most of the fruit from the Nebbiolo comes from La Morra, with some additions from the Roero and the Alta Langha. Fermentations in concrete last about 12 days, and the wine ages in concrete and steel. The 2019 has a lovely and lively pale color; the nose is earthy, even a little funky, backed-up with bright cherry, and cocoa. The palate is savory and quite suave – but with good cut, and very ripe and gentle tannin – altogether an elegant and very tasty Nebbiolo. Nicola has the last word: “This unoaked, fruity and drinkable nebbiolo is meant to be an easy (yet not trivial) wine to share with friends during a nice and funny chat. Drink it slightly cold, maybe while sharing a platter of mixed charcuterie or with some lovely tajarin al ragù.” Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy Tuscany

La Gerla 2014 Brunello di Montalcino

A delicious, classic Brunello; La Gerla uses a blend of Sangiovese Grosso from both the Canalicchio and Castelnuovo vineyards with vines averaging 25 years old. The wine is age in large 50-100hl casks for three years, then bottled and aged for an additional year before release.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $599.99

Italy White

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Munjebel Bianco

Carricante and Grecanico Dorato, fermented in epoxy tanks with indigenous yeasts, with about 4 days of skin contact. Not really an orange wine, but this gives the wine some structure and texture without losing the strong sense of place, via the intense volcanic stone aromas and flavors, to which are added pear, honey, and black tea. A great and very versatile food wine. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2019 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2019 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

Loire

Baudry 2019 Chinon Les Granges

From 30 to 35 year-old vines on gravel and sandy soils with a bit of clay near the Vienne river in organic agriculture. Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, ages for 8 to 10 months in cement vats, minimal addition of SO2 only prior to bottling. This "basic" cuvée from Bernard and Matthieu Baudry has gotten more and more "serious" as the vines age, giving a wine that is  delightful to drink young, but that shows surprising complexity and mineral character as well. In the 2019 vintage, as with the 2018,  the wine is a sheer delight! Tasted at the domain in January 2020, the wine showed a deep black color  with bright purple rim with vibrant, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and a bit of pepper, violet and cocoa. The palate is dense with deep sweet blackberry and raspberry fruit on the palate, with a hint of bitter chocolate, surprisingly bright and balanced given the extra ripeness of the vintage. This is a delicious Chinon to drink a bit cool over the next five to eight years - there should be a good quantity available but don't delay in trying this very special "basic" wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Le Telquel

This "poil dur" is wagging its tail again in 2019, showing the extra ripeness of this great vintage in the Loire Valley, with juicy aromas of blackberry, rose, spice and citrus. It's Gamay with a bit of Cabernet Franc in this vintage, with an extra layer of ripeness, and nice density of bright blackberry fruit, a bit floral and spicy. Quite refreshing, even with the increased density in 2019, with good length of lush berry fruits and citrusy acids in the finish. Serve a bit cool with charcuterie, chicken and pork - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2019 Côtes du Forez Rosé Gamay sur Volcan

The delicious 2019 Gilles Bonnefoy Rosé is made from Gamay grown in both volcanic and clay/granit soils in the Côtes du Forez  (upper Loire, east and a bit south of Lyon).  The grapes are hand-harvested and ferment with wild yeasts, half is rosé de saigné, half is direct press. The wine shows a bright pink color and pretty aromas of raspberry, strawberry and red currant, with hints of citrus and white peach. The palate is light and crisp but with nice density and saline minerals under the red fruits, finishing with good length of stone, citrus and berry fruits. Serve as a refreshing aperitif or with salads, grilled meats, seafood and goat cheeses. This should open up nicely over the summer and drink well through 2021.  (Some in stock, more inventory arrives 6/30) David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Domaine du Fresche 2019 Cabernet D'Anjou Cabernet Franc Rosé

Cabernet d'Anjou is an appellation wine from Anjou in the Loire Valley, always a rosé made from Cabernet Franc and at times with Cabernet Sauvignon as well, and usually made in a off-dry style. Though we know that off-dry or demi-sec rosés aren't exactly "in," this wine is so delicious we're going to drink it anyhow! Serve with grilled foods, Asian foods, mild cheeses or sip by itself as a yummy aperitif. Mostly Cabernet Franc, it's bursting with lovely red-currant and berry fruit with just enough sweetness to make it go down oh so easy. 

  • rosé off-dry
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Fresche (Domaine du) 2019 Anjou Chenin

Alain and Christine Boré produce delicious organic wines on their estate in Anjou that are sensational values for everyday enjoyment. Their Anjou Blanc (100% Chenin Blanc) is superb, with lovely aromas of pear and apple, fresh herbs, lime-flower and honey. Not quite as sharp or acid driven as the previous vintage, it is still a simply delicious dry Chenin that will accompany seafood, grilled or in sauce, chicken, goat cheeses, etc. 

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Fresche (Domaine du) 2019 Cremant de Loire (Chenin/Chardonnay/Pinot Noir)

A ridiculous value from Domaine du Fresche in Anjou, this is a savory and refreshing Cremant de Loire that is sure to please. Fine mousse, subtle yeasty/brioche notes and perfect acidity. Though delicious on its own, our most recent tasting clearly revealed that this would be a great food wine as well.  -EL

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Fresche (Domaine du) 2019 IGP Val de Loire Rouge Gorge

50% Pinot Noir and 50% Grolleau grown by Alain and Christine Bore, the sixth generation on their organic estate in Anjou. In the glass there's a bright red/black color and lush aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry with dark chocolate, violet, and citrus. The palate is supple and fruity with deep berry fruits backed by bright acidity - a great combination of ripeness and refreshment.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Gaudry 2018 Sancerre Vincengétorix

This is a gorgeous Sancerre Rouge, 100% Pinot Noir, a product of Vincent Gaudry's wonderful biodynamic farming. Wild yeast fermentation, aging 12 months in used barrels. The 2018 shows a brilliant black/red color and vibrant aromas of black cherry liqueur, black raspberry, earth, licorice and violet. The palate is dense, sapid and chalky with lush, earthy black fruits framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors with hints of licorice, cherry pit and brown spice. This could be a premier cru from the Côte-de-Nuits but from better farming and more expessive of the limestone terroir. Bravo to Vincent and his team! Delicious now, best after 3 to 5 years, drink until 2030+  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

Gaudry, Vincent 2019 Sancerre Tournebride

Vincent Gaudry has been certified organic and Biodynamic since 1993, perhaps the leading domaine in Sancerre in regards to farming. The cuvée "Le Tournebride" comes from all three Sancerre terroirs, terres blanches (Kimmeridgian marl), caillottes (weathered limestone) and flint (silex). The grapes are hand-harvested and ferment with wild yeasts in stainless stell vats, the wine then ages about ten months and is bottled unfiltered. The 2019 "Tournebride" shows a bright very pale gold color with elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers, pear, green apple and quince,  The palate is subtle and pure with floral white fruits, a bit of melon, almond and firm citrusy acids - light but with nice density -  with a cristalline stony aspect that continues in the long clean, sapid finish. This is a very elegant Sancerre and a great value which will accompany any mild-flavored fish dish, white meats and goat cheeses.  David Lillie 

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2019 Vouvray Le Mont Sec

With its green clay and its perfect exposition on the Première Côte de Vouvray just above the winery, Le Mont is an outstanding site for Chenin, and I have to admit often my favorite in the line-up. It has the lift and fruit of the Haut-Lieu, and the gravitas of Le Clos du Bourg, with a very specific wild mint freshness and a smokiness I care very much for: I think the demi-sec version is the paragon of the style! All the still wines at Huet are made the same way, the only difference being the picking, and the balance of the must. Aging happens mostly in larger, older barrels and sometimes partially in tanks (50% in this vintage), but always blended, to be bottled in April. 2019 Le Mont Sec is maybe the least ready right now of the three releases: it really shows in this vintage its colder, more reductive side, especially on the nose (more subtle) and on the back palate, with herbal bitterness (think artemisia). Even though it is the “sweetest” of the secs (with 4,7 g), it tastes the driest because of its tannic structure (think white tea and peach skin). I personally love that now, and I know it will support the wine and enhance its savory notes in the future. After 24 hours, it softened up, moving to some Tahitian grapefruit and iodine notes, but keeping its fantastic energy. Really keep it a little bit if you can, or otherwise enjoy it over a couple of days, you will be rewarded! Enjoy it with some roasted shellfish or hearty fish, some confit pork with braised kale or endives, and some mature goat cheese. RS: 4,7 g, Acidity : 5,1 g. Chenin. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Rosé

This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20+ year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2019 is just delightful, showing a very light pale pink color and  lovely aromas of wild strawberry, red currant, raspberry, citrus and rose; the palate is ripe and pretty with raspberry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture, a bit dryer and lighter than the 2018, with juicy acids, berry flavors and minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now and will open up nicely through the spring and summer and will keep well into 2021. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended!  (Some in stock, more arrives 6/30)  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 25 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

Landron, Jo NV Vin Mousseux de Qualité Brut Atmosphères

 Gros Plant (Folle Blanche) and Pinot Noir, 2 years of aging, quite dry—about 5 grams of sugar per liter. A delicious and fun Champagne-method apéritif, with tart citrus and red fruit flavors and fine bubbles, grab some before it disappears.

  • white sparkling
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Le Briseau 2018 Vin de France Patapon Rouge

A very lovely Pineau D'Aunis with deep, round spicy red fruits and hints of white pepper. Serve cool!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon, François 2017 Vouvray Brut

Many of you may instinctively reach for the Pinon Vouvray Non-Dosé, and while that is an excellent and refreshing example of sparkling Chenin Blanc, you should absolutely not dismiss the utter deliciousness of the Brut! The Chenin's of Pinon are some of the best in Vouvray due to their impeccable farming, diversity of clay, limestone, and silex soils, and deliberate, albeit low-intervention, cellar work. The Vouvray Brut comes from ~45 year-old vines that hand-harvested during the first pass of the season. It is made in the traditional method with two years resting on the lees before disgorgement with 9g r/s. On the nose is a just baked pie with pear and apricot, a bit of honey and dried chamomile, and on the palate are soft, persistent bubbles (it even stayed alive after two days in the fridge!) and a textured mineral-driven finish. Perfectly balanced to be just the slightest bit off-dry owing to the vibrant acidity, it will be delightful as an aperitif or with a selection charcuterie and cheese. Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $38.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

Vins Contés (Lemasson) 2019 Vin de France R 19

The 2019 version of Les Vins Contés  R is a blend of 40% Grolleau and 60% Cabernet Franc which undergoes a 7-day co-fermentation. It sees no added sulfur during production. Out of all the reds from Olivier Lemasson this vintage, I found it to be packed with the most youthful exuberance. Pronounced red fruits on the nose, like sliced strawberries and cherries, created the base for more delicate aromas of cinnamon and mint.  The flavor profile was a medley of black and red forest fruit, tart beach plums, and menthol. Definitely a wine I'd suggest enjoying now for its lovely drinkability. I'd also suggest giving it a slight chill. Makes me think of summer in a shaded garden by the ocean. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vins Jardinés 2018 Vin de France Folle Blanche Toujours Dimanch

 "C'est Tous les Jours Dimanche" is a beautiful Folle Blanche (aka Gros Plant) from the young and very capable Yoann Gillot, grown on his new 3.5 ha estate in Monnières on slopes above the river Sèvre. Yoann is doing great vineyard work using organic and biodynamic methods and is using minimal (1 mg/L) SO2, added one month before botling, which bings a great purity to his delicate and very terroir-expressive wines. The 2018 Folle Blanche (his first vintage) is from 51 year-old vines on Gabbro soils in organic farming since 2000. The wine shows subtle aromas of stone, citrus, melon, almond and anise. The palate is bright and refreshing, with a very slight petillance, with citrus, herbal and mineral flavors, pure and delicate, finising wih stone, citrus and white fruits. Serve this delightful wine as an aperitif or with light meals of salads or quiche, goat cheeses and fried or broiled fish. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vins Jardinés 2018 Vin de France Vin Pour Tous

The 2018 "Tous Pour Un et Vin Pour Tous" is made from 18 to 50 year-old vines of Melon de Bourgogne grown on Gabbro and Granit soils in Monnières - a Muscadet without the AOC. Organic and biodynamic farming, in conversion, zero added SO2. This is a beautiful "natural" Muscadet from the talented Yoann Gillot at Les Vins Jardinés showing bright lemon/lime, almond, floral and white fruit aromas. The palate shows nice density and earthy white fruits, citrus and almond, quite mineral and showing the unique profile of Melon on Gabbro soils, finishing with lemony acids and mineral flavors. Delightful with seared scallops with anise and lemon. Highly recommended for lovers of natural wines!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. Europe

Garalis 2019 Lemnos (Greece) Natural Retsina Rose

This is a delightful little (500mL) bottle of skin-contact Retsina giving it an amber-peach color. The Greek island of Lemnos is rich with volcanic soil and a tradition of adding Aleppo pine resin to create the uniquely Greek wine; Retsina. This bottling is a blend of 90% Muscat of Alexandria and 10% Limnio which are macerated on the skins for a few days, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then infused with pine resin. Oftentimes Retsina can be a bit overpowering with the scent of pine, but the extended skin contact fleshes out the juicy necterine and grapefruit notes of the Muscat and balances out the resin to a softer note of fresh thyme and rosemary. The palate has gentle tannins like peach fuzz, and bright Meyer lemon and stone fruit. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Stilianou 2018 Crete Great Mother Red

Giannis Stilianou and his son tend 3 hectares of indigenous Cretan grapes near Heraklion, the capital of the dry, sun-beaten, Greek island of Crete. The Great Mother Red is a wine made with Mandilaria, an intensely dark and tannic grape native to the Aegean Isles. In order to produce a more lightly colored and delicate wine Giannis macerates the juice on the skins for only one day - yielding an aromatic and intensely flavored wine that is eminently drinkable. With aromatic notes of forest herbs, salt, and red fruit, the palate is bright, clean and fresh with red cherry and salted plum notes. This was great with lamb burgers. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Zaro 2016 Izola Refosk 'Fresh' (Slovenia)

From a small family winery in Izola, Slovenia, this is a traditional red from the Refosk (Refosco) grape. Indigenous to the the Friuli- Venezia-Giulia region and to the Istrian peninsula (shared by Italy, Croatia and Slovenia),  Refosk has peppery notes, moderate tannin and can yield a range of styles, from light and fresh, to heavier and more structured. This Refosk, nicknamed "Fresh,"in fact falls between the two, with nice acidity and lift, complemented by black pepper notes and some rusticity. Fermentation and aging is in 2000L Slovenian oak, and the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. A perfect red for charcuterie or grilled foods.  -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

Misc. France

Bordelet NV Sparkling Pear Cider Poiré Authentique

We love the slightly sweet full-bodied pear flavors in Eric Bordelet's "Authentique" - serve with cheese plates, charcuterie, seared scallops, delicate salads, roasted root vegetables.

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2018 Vin de France Tracteur Rouge (Isère)

Thomas Finot in the Coteaux Grésivaudan made the vibrant 2018 Tracteur Rouge from 35% Gamay, 35% Pinot noir, 20% Persan and 10% Merlot.  The wine shows a lovely bright red color and pretty aromas of strawberry, raspberry and tart cherry with hints of violet, earth and spice. The palate is bright and slightly peppery, a bit more round and full than previous vintages, showing strawberry and red currant fruit with a nice lift of sappy  berry fruits, earth and citrus in the finish. It's lovely, served quite cool, with charcuterie, burgers, chicken and cheeses from Comté to Raclette.   David Lillie 

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan Étraire la Dhuy *(3 btl max)

Étraire de la Dhuy is a rare grape from the Vallé du Grésivaudan in the Isère, with only about 6 hectares currently in production. The 2018 Finot Étraire de la Dhuy is from a parcel of 70 year-old massale selection vines, only 24 btls were available for the US.  AKA Étraire de l'Aduï. According to Wine Grapes "DNA parentage analysis suggests a parent-offspring relationship between Étraire de l'Aduï and Persan. Indeed, both varieties belong to the Sérine ampelographic group."  Tasted with Thomas last winter, the 2018 showed meaty red currant fruit with plum skin and earth, densely fruited on the palate but bright, with terrific length. We look forward to tasting again for more complete notes, but 3 - 5 years of cellaring or decanting would be advised, drink over the next ten - fifteen years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Vin de France (Isère) "Cugnète" Macération

Thomas Finot makes his "Vin de Macération Cugnète" from purchased fruit grown in Isère and on the Isère/Savoie border, thus Vin de France. The three month skin contact gives the wine a pale bronze color. The aromas are light and pretty - dried flowers, brown spice, citrus peel and peach. The palate shows creamy dried pear, mineral, brown spice, almond and citrus notes, quite subtle and with a clean, long finish without harsh skin tannins. This is a fascinating wine that will accompany shellfish, ceviche of many kinds, sushi, goat cheeses and much more.  12.9% alcohol.  Lovely wine!  David Lillie       Extra facts: Thomas says that Cugnète is an ancient type of Jacquère.  Aging was in big used barrels from 2005 and 2006. My guess is the maceration was more of a soaking, with little or no punch down or extraction, as the wine appears more like a white than an 'orange,' and only has a delicate and subtle amount of tannin in the back of the palate.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fond Cypres 2019 VdF Premier Jus Rouge

A fresh and juicy red from Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini, the team at Fond Cyprés in the Languedoc, France. The name 'Premier Jus' suggests an hommage to Beaujolais Nouveau, and though the wine does drink like a young Gamay, the technique here is a bit different. To arrive at a light bodied and bright wine, the couple soaked whole cluster bunches of Carignan in a vat of fermenting Grenache juice. The result is a wine with great acidity and light body, that is distinctly southern, with a spiciness familiar of Languedoc wines.  -EL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Jonc Blanc 2019 Vin de France Bulle Rosé

Isabelle and Franck Pascal make outstanding and expressive natural wines from their biodynamically farmed vineyards in Bergerac, and this lively sparkling rosé is a great example of their precise, low-intervention winemaking.  This delicate pét-nat is made with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and a smaller portion of  Sémillon (30%), and shows a lovely pink-orange color in the glass. The mousse is very delicate, and on the nose, raspberry, peach, tea, and crushed strawberries are evident, while citrus, melon, and strawberry come to the fore on the slightly off-dry palate. The delicate bubbles make this an outstanding candidate for before-dinner drinking, or a fun pairing with appetizers or Asian cuisines.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rosé

We've always loved Eric's rather full-bodied rosé, made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, but this year he decided to make a lighter, fresher wine from Grenache Gris and Carignan and it's really delicious! it shows a pretty, pale pink color with subtle aromas of rose and raspberry. The palate is fresh, light and round with lovely red and yellow fruit flavors, quite crisp and long. This is a complex, refreshing and delicious rosé and a sensational value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

Eric Laguerre's parcels for this cuvée are planted on plateaus fringed with flowering "ciste" bushes and wind swept trees. The Pyrénées loom in the distance and the afternoon sun reflecting off the decomposed granite gives his vineyards a sort of shimmering quality. Eric's bottling of "Le Ciste" is a faithful interpretation of each of these elements plus Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvèdre - some de-stemmed and some fermented on whole-clusters, separately, then aged for a year in barrel before being blended together in fiber tank. The 2017 has all of the bold flavor and texture of grapes that were allowed to fully ripen without any worry about lost acidity. At his altitude and with the help of granitic soils, Eric has little reason to pick early; his wines are vibrant and always have a marvelous backbone of mineral acidity. This is his fullest wine, with rich tannins and brooding flavors of fresh thyme, black pepper, bitter chocolate, and blood orange buoyed by ripe cherry. And while this is a handy and humble "grab n' go" for barbecues, Moroccan-themed dinners, etc., this wine has all of the potential to make us giddy and glad that we saved a few for 2030. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Cortis 2016 VdF Gastine Rouge

Isabel Coiffier and Jeremy Decoster started making wines in the Savoie after working with the likes of Alice & Olivier De Moor and Lilian Duplessis in Chablis. Gastine is a blend of Gamay and Chardonnay from their Savoie vineyards. On the nose, it shows a medley of both dark plum and peach, a depth of purple flowers, and a refreshing aroma of mineral stoniness. There is, however, an underlying warmth to the nose - a richness to contrast the brighter notes. Rather beautiful. On the palate, these richer characteristics are more outstanding, with coffee, toffee, roasted shrubby herbs, and dark forest fruits and berries. The wine has good acidity through a soft mouthfeel, a touch of mineral zip and just an just an ounce of tannin, mostly felt above the teeth. I found this wine to be full of great flavors and engaging in structure. David Hatzopuolos

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

Les Fouques 2019 Côtes de Provence La Londe Cuvee L'Estelle

 Domaine les Fouques has been certified Biodynamic (Demeter) for over 20 years, and also raises sheep, ducks, chickens and guinea-hens on their old-fashioned mixed-use farm. The "Cuvee L'Estelle" is their best rosé, from old vines of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle grown on the unique terroir of  "Côtes de Provence - La Londe." Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more complex expression of fruit and terroir. The 2019 is a subtle and beautiful wine with a bit more Rolle (Vermentino) than usual in the blend, showing a very pale pink color and aromas of peach skin, orange peel, rose, earth and raspberry. The palate is elegant and silky with stone and saline mineral flavors beneath peach, wild strawberry, brown spice and citrus peel. The finish is refeshing and long with nice density. This is a lovely rosé of terroir that will drink beautifully over the next three years. Serve with grilled fish, pork and chicken, salade Niçoise, or just sip by itself.  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Mas des Chimères 2018 Terrasses du Larzac Caminarem

"Caminarèm," from winemaker Guilhem Dardé, is a blend of equal parts Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Carignan from the Terrasses du Larzac AOC. The vines range in age from 20 to 100 years old and are planted in basalt soils. The grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed, fermented with native yeasts, then assembled and matured in various sized barrels for a year before bottling. The wine's color is a dark red. On the nose there are blackberries and plums, an accent of roasted meat and cedar. The palate has similar dark fruits, along with a touch of peppery spice. There is good acidity, paired with a healthy dash of tannin and a plush, soft core.  The wine has a long, herbaceous finish. 

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2017 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

Thierry Navarre's  Cuvée Olivier is a blend from old vines of Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah in Thierry’s 12-hectare practicing organic estate situated in the AOC of Saint-Chinian, grown in brown schist soils that give density to the finished wine. On the nose it is deep and complex with dusty dark plum, boysenberry, pink peppercorn, sage, lemon oil, and clementine zest.  The palate is poised and structured, leaning towards more smoky and mineral flavors but is balanced by fresh fruit. Blackberries, citrus, and savory herbs come to mind on the finish that lingers on the palate. On day two the palate is beginning to open up with more fruit redolent of pomegranate seeds and  minerals.  Drink now or cellar for 10 to 15 years. Truly a great wine, perfect with grilled meats, tagines and stews and a fantastic value.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 Vin de France Rosé Ribeyrenc

Thierry Navarre's new Ribeyrenc Rosé is simply sensational, unique and refreshing! Tasted at La Dive Bouteille last winter, we loved the subtle raspberry and peach fruit of this light and distinctive rosé. At 10.5% alcohol it's a perfect hot weather thirst-quencher! (Ribeyrenc appears to be an ancient grape originating in the Languedoc, possibly related to Cinsault, last grown in the 18th and 19th centuries, and now revived by Thierry and a few other growers). NB: This is the only 2019 Rosé that we have from Thierry Navarre, and the label is somewhat confusing! Despite the fact that it says "Vin d'OEillades" on the front, this is in fact the Rosé of Ribeyrenc. The production of this micro-cuvee was so small that the decision was made to reuse the same purple label.

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Puech Redon (Eric Texier/Cyril Cuche) 2019 VdF Pour de Vrai Vin Petillant Artisanal et Nat

A collaboration between our good friend Eric Texier, and a biodynamic farmer named Cyril Cuche. Cyril’s family owns a massive chunk of land, which he has been working organically and biodynamically for over a decade. The estate has always practiced polyculture with wild forest, grains, vines, and more, all contributing to the biodiversity. Without any winemaking experience, Cyril turned to Eric Texier to help produce a wine with wild yeast fermentation and no added SO2. This is a frothy and refreshing rosé Pet-Nat that is unfiltered and quite delicate on the palate. A great choice for a thirst quenching afternoon bottle and a must try for fans of ancestral style Pet Nats.  -Eben

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Traginer 2010 Banyuls Grand Cru 750ml

Grenache, Grenache Gris and Carignan, aged for six years or more in ancient barrels, bottled without fining or filtration. Jean-François Deu at Domaine du Traginer makes elegant, complex and beautifully balanced Banyuls at his organic and biodynamic estate. The 2010 Banyuls Grand Cru shows fabulous aromas of burnt orange, prune, lemon peel, rose, earth and aged cheese...for starters. Very deep and complex. The palate is ripe and a bit sweet, but refreshing and balanced by bright acidity with prune, red currant, rose and deep berry confit with citrus, brown spice and earth. Beautiful wine - great to sip by itself or serve with fruit desserts and chocolate. Highly recommended. DL

  • red sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

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

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Terraquilia 2018 Lambrusco dell'Emilia Falconero Zero

This is the second vintage of Terraquila Falconero Zero that I've been able to taste. Less earthy funk than the 2017, but full of the same dried fruits and herbal tonic essence. On the nose, there are dark flowers, raisins, dried cherries and blueberries. On the palate, the wine has flavors of crushed dark stones, plum peel, a touch of licorice, quinine and clove, all rounded out with savory black cherry. What I like most about the Falconero Zero is that it has a blanket of dense, firm bubbles initially, but when the carbonation softens, a wonderful mouthfeel follows. Its as dry as dry can be, fitting perfectly with the wine's slight bitterness. Paired with homemade caponata and a marathon of Michael Douglas movies... a Sunday that'll be hard to beat. David Hatzopoulos

  • red sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Misc. Spirits

Bordiga Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry

Bordiga is a long-standing distillery established in 1888 outside of Turin, close to the Occitan Alps. They craft their own vermouths with Piedmontese grapes and infuse nearly thirty botanicals, some of which are foraged from the mountains nearby. Each botanical is macerated in neutral grain alcohol separately to ensure the best extraction and then blended into the base of Moscato and Cortese. The 'Extra-Dry' is fresh, herbaceous and  has a pleasantly bitter finish. If you like more than a 'whisper' of vermouth in your martini, this is a great option. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • herb digestive
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Bordiga Vermouth di Torino Rosso

Pietro Bordiga turned his love of bartending into a passion for distilling by opening this distillery south of Turin near the Occitan Alps. Unlike many Vermouth di Torino labels, they produce their own vermouths, instead of just bottling/labeling them, and forage for many of the botanicals used in the mountains of their backyard. The rosso is based with Langhe Nebbiolo, Moscato, and Cortese, fortified with neutral grain spirit, and sweetened with sugar from Martinique. Definitely on the lighter, less sweet side of sweet vermouths, with a bright, earthy aroma and lots of freshness on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • aperitif
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

New Zealand

Arona 2019 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Classically zippy and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand! Arona is based only half a mile away from the coast which means their vineyards feel more wind whipping through, keeping the temperature down than anywhere else in the region. This means they can be farmed more sustainably with less disease pressure, and it also makes their wines super fresh and vibrant. The nose brings you to a tropical place with a breeze from the ocean, notes of papaya, lemon and grapefruit pith and freshly cut lemongrass, and on the palate are ripe green and yellow apples, pink grapefruit juice and a tart, slightly bitter finish.  Drink this after a long day at work to refresh your palate and spirit, and/or with anything that needs a spritz of citrus like grilled swordfish or a summery salad.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $13.99

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $259.99

Portugal Table

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Branco Brut Nature

A lively sparkling wine made from 40% Bical, 35$ Maria Gomes, and 25% Arinto from the Bairrada region in Portugal. The nose shows a fresh and energetic medley of almond, pear, thyme and white flowers. The palate is crisp and refreshing with fine minerality, with notes of bright citrus and flowers. An excellent aperitif, or can be paired with a mild cheeses or a light seafood dish. JDC

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

Rhone

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

Domaine Monier Perreol 2018 Saint-Joseph

(100% Syrah from 5 plots in Brunieux, Saint-Desirat, 80% de-stemmed, aged in 2 to 6 year-old barrels, minimal SO2 after malo, none at bottling.)  The Saint-Josephs from Monier-Perreol are outstanding in 2018 - it's perhaps the best vintage ever for their "Tradition" cuvée which is vibrant and delicious! The wine shows a bright, deep purple/black color with extravagant aromas violets and blackberry liqueur, with black cherry, blueberry and thyme. The palate is densely fruited but bright and light on its feet wih beautiful black plum/cherry/blueberry flavors that are beautifully long and lingering. The palate is lush and supple  over a core of minerality and firm, slightly bitter acidity from the granite soils. Not intended for long-term cellaring, I would drink this wine within 5 to 8 years, but it's so delicious that one could happily consume multiple cases within that time - don't delay there's very little available in the US.  Serve cool, highy recommended. David Lillie

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $349.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

Richaud 2017 Cairanne Cuvée Sans Soufre

 The Richaud 2017 Cairanne is a gorgeous wine made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre,  and this cuvée is made and bottled entirely without SO2. The color is inky black/red with lush aromas of black cherry, blackberry, prune and floral notes with  earth, licorice and dark chocolate. The palate shows lush, bright fruit - a beautiful and intense melange of black and red berries, round and deep, lifted by cool acidity and mineral flavors with fabulous length and purity of fruit.  Bravo to Marcel Richaud! Serve this lovely wine a bit cool with just about anything! Cellaring for ten years would be interesting as well... David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Rum

Holmes Cay 2005 Barbados Single Cask Rum 63.8%

The curators of Holmes Cay are on a mission to convince you that rum can be as exquisite, as unique, and as valuable as any single-malt Scotch. This single-cask selection goes a long way towards that end. The 2005 Barbados rum comes from the Foursquare Rum Distillery, a blend of column and pot-still distillations, aged for an incredible eleven years on the island in ex-bourbon barrels, and then for another three years of aging in the UK. It is bottled at cask strength, nearly 64%ABV, and yet the richness of this rum seems to somehow carry that alcohol without feeling out of balance. There is a delicious note of banana crème brûlée, mixed with vanilla and all spice on the nose, and on the palate a luscious texture, with notes of hazelnut, toffee, black pepper, and nutmeg. Add in a splash of water or an ice cube to allow the aromas to open up. The finish will linger for ages. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • $145.99

Sampler Cases

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 40 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.97

Deep Dive 'Give Pais a Chance'

It was carried across the Atlantic in the holds of Spanish ships setting off from the Canaries. The first vines in Chile; the first vineyards of California. Pais has many names: listan prieto, criolla chica, mission. It's been looked down on, marginalized, and misunderstood in all of them.But increasingly, across the pais diaspora, winegrowers are realizing that these vines have something to teach us about how deep the history of 'New World wine' really goes, and about what we can call our own as Americans in the most capacious sense of the word. We'll taste three of the most compelling expressions of this grape variety I've found to date, discover its virtues and challenges, and learn what it means to truly give pais a chance.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on Sep. 29 at 6pm EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Drink with James Not Red, Not White..

Wine color is a myth. The idea of a couple of boxes that all wine can be sorted into? We made it all up.What if we thought of wine styles as sitting on a spectrum, one shading into the next? You don't even have to that far back in time to find a world where this would have been the rule, not the exception. But it's not just history. Today, in our present moment of rediscovery and experimentation, wine styles that are somewhere in between can be the perfect balm for the moment, and answer to a changing season. Age-worthy pink wines? Wines that are amber, or salmon, or rose gold, or brick-colored? We'll taste a few of my absolute favorites, learn how they got that way, and explore how they can help us deal with our own indefinite present.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on Sep. 26th at 5pmEST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

South America

Viña Maitia 2020 Maule Valley Pais Pipeño

"Pipeno" actually translates to barrel, but in this case it refers to an old tradition of making large barrels of juicy, quaffable wine for everyday drinking, and this wine is a perfect example. The blend is 80% Pais and 20% Carignane from 120-year-old vines. Though the climate is very warm in Maule, the Humbolt Currant helps maintain acidity and keeps the fruit from over-ripening. The País is destemmed with a traditional zaranda, and the Carignan is left whole-cluster. Together the wine is aged briefly in concrete before bottlling.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • $13.99

Grant, Bodegas NV El Puerto de Santa Maria Amontillado La Garrocha 375ml

I visited Bodegas Grant this past March, and I was struck with the accessibility of the sherries here. This bodega is located in the center of town in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Attached to the bodega is a fabulous bar to quaff these delicious sherries. The Amontillado is soft, floral, and gently spicy. The aging process is not especially lengthy with this wine; which makes it somewhat fruitier and appealing. This is a sherry to drink! — cb

  • white flor fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

Spain Table

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Bengoetxe 2019 Getariako Txakolina

Iñaki and Rosa Maria Etxeberria produce Bengoetxe in the cool, very green Basque country on the border with France. The humid climate and the influence of the Atlantic Ocean yield wines with lots of bright acidity grown from native grapes (in this case, Hondarribi Zuri and a tiny bit of Gros Manseng). The Exeberrias pursue a lower-intervention and more serious style of Txakoli, harvesting by hand, fermenting with native yeasts, and resting for a full year on the lees in steel tanks before bottling without captured CO2. Bengoetxe is from vineyards from a slightly warmer site, and the wine shows rich citrus,  melon, smoke and herbs on the palate. The 2019 is outrageously good, a total knockout for the price: long and extremely mineral on the palate, with brilliant acidity and freshness. I don't know if I'll manage to save a bottle or two (as it is so very tasty right now), but my feeling is that is could also age quite brilliantly. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $224.99

Costers del Priorat 2017 Priorat Petit Pissarres

Costers del Priorat's Petit Pissarres is 60% Garnacha Tinto and 40% Samso (a.k.a. Carignan), from organically farmed vineyards planted on the unique slate soils of Priorat. The Llicorella, or decomposed slate,, and the vintage's warmth, lend this wine a bold, dense character, but also  mineral lift. The fruit character is dark, suggesting plum, blackberry, and black currant on the nose, while the palate is more lifted with notes of cherry, blueberry and blackberry around a core of slate-y minerality, with just a touch of oak spice. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 58 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Esteban Celemin Viticultor 2017 Monemvasia del Duero

100% Malvasia (of some sort?). Malvasia has had a presence in the area of Castronuño for a very long time but was often pulled up and replaced with Doña Blanca or Chasselas in the last 50 years. Esteban found these vines near a vineyard of Albillo Real that he is working with and hypothesized that they are remnants of Malvasia plantings from long ago that made their way to the area from the Canary Islands or from Madeira. The vines are farmed organically and vinified in a traditional style in large barrels where the skins gently macerate in the juice for three months. This method does not impart a lot of orange color to wine, but the influence of the skins in texture, tannin, and flavor is clear. Aromatically, this recalls other orange wines made from Malvasia that I’ve tasted, with lots of jasmine, ginger, and stone fruit notes on the nose. The palate is dense, textured, and concentrated but still possesses a balanced, mineral acidity. Truly a fascinating and refreshing orange wine!

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Esteban Celemin Viticultor 2018 Senora Vale Albillo Real

100% Albillo Real, from Esteban Celemín’s vineyard that he planted in 2014 with clonal selections from surrounding, ancient ungrafted vineyards. The soils in this plot are particularly chalky – unusual in the area, where most soils are clay or sand. In 2018, he harvested this vineyard last, seeking to get the greatest amount of ripeness and concentration possible from these younger vines. Farming is organic, with some biodynamic treatments, and vinification is very traditional: the grapes are foot trodden, then pressed slowly and gently with a basket press into five old 225L French oak barrels, where native yeast fermentation takes place and the finished wine ages for 10 months. In contrast to Las Avutardas, Señora Vale shows slightly brighter fruit notes: white and yellow flowers, freshly sliced apples, green herbs, and Bosc pear on the nose. The palate has a juicier texture as well, with a bright seam of chalky minerality surrounded by notes of bosc pear, butter, and apple. Like Las Avutardas, I think this is a great choice for anyone who enjoys the white wines of the Rhone, or even Chardonnays from warmer sites.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Esteban Celemin Viticultor 2018 Tinajas de Albillo Real

100% Albillo Real from vines around Castronuño. This is Esteban’s expression of the traditional, slightly oxidative skin-contact wines of the region, made in the classical clay tinaja or amphora. The Albillo Real grapes’ thin skins macerate gently in the juice for 40 days, lending little in the way of color but plenty of flavor and texture. The nose is bright but very bold, with notes of apricot, orange peel, and citrus, while the palate shows concentrated apricot, peach, and pear alongside savory density. The clay and the skins give this a truly unique texture that I find simultaneously substantial and truly refreshing.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Esteban Celemin Viticultor 2018 Verdeja Le Dicen....

Verdeja is the local name for old, pre-clonal selection Verdejo in Castronuño and Toro, and while this wine shows plenty of Verdejo character this is clearly not a wine trying to be Verdejo from Rueda! Embracing Verdejo’s tendency towards oxidation, Esteban Celemín makes this wine in the traditional method of this region, with 1-2 days of skin contact and the inclusion of some raisinated grapes. The result is a very highly concentrated, but totally dry, expression of Verdejo. This shows appealing ripe green herb (fennel, coriander, celery) notes intermingled with charred lemon notes on the nose, and the palate is dense with plenty of mineral acidity and citrus and stone-fruit notes.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

Isaac Cantalapiedra 2017 Rueda Cantayano Verdejo

Isaac Cantalapiedra and his son Manuel work their organically farmed family plots of Verdejo in their homeland of Rueda to produce wines that show the terroir, density, and authentic character of Verdejo that is so hard to find. Cantayano, their “village” wine is from 3 plots around La Seca, all hand harvested, macerated briefly on the skins, and fermented in mainly steel vats with some used barrels. The wine is raised on the lees for 8 months before bottling. On the nose, Cantayano shows stone fruit, apple, and herbaceous notes, while the palate is surprising dense, with a beautiful seam of acidity. A lovely and affordable Spanish white wine that shows the potential of Verdejo when the grape variety is treated with respect. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Patricia Perdomo 2018 El Cantaro Las Palmas

Patricia Perdomo is based in Garafia, in the northern part of La Palma, where she farms a single hectare vineyard that is composed of a number of indigenous grape varieties: Listan Prieto, Listan Negro, Negramoll, and others. This wine, El Cantaro, is the only wine she produces, a blend of all of the varieties. This shows savory notes of tea, smoke,  stone and tiny red berries on the nose, while the palate is beautifully balanced, with delicate, grainy tannins around notes of macerated raspberries and cranberries layered on deep and dense volcanic minerality. Truly elegant. I recommend a quick decant to help this wake up.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Tequila

Tapatio Reposado 1L

Tapatio Reposado is how aged tequila should be. The notes of spice and pepper coming from oak aging integrate wonderfully with the natural sweetness and tropical fruit quality of the Blue Weber agave. As you take more time with this tequila, it reveals hints of caramel, cacao, toasted coconut and floral perfume. A grassy undertone leads to a crisp and mineral finish. Great as a sipper, this finds a perfect home in cocktails,from Margaritas and Palomas to a Tequila Old-Fashioned. Oskar Kostecki

  • tequila
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $68.99

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $68.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Camp 2018 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

From the folks who run Hobo Wine Co., here we have the delicious new vintage of one of our favorite inexpensive Cabernets from California! Tart blackberry and ripe cassis mix with herbal hints and wildflower on the nose while broadly gracing the firm, rich, powerfully tannic palate. Sourced from many lesser known but sustainably or organically farmed vineyards throughout Sonoma county. Aged for nine months in neutral oak barrels.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Floral Terranes 2019 North Fork Orient Backyard - Merlot

This is not your typical boring, stuffy Merlot, this is wild, untamed Merlot from a tiny plot in someone's backyard on the far end of the North Fork in Long Island!  The grapes are foot-crushed, whole-cluster, fermented and aged in neutral barrels, and then bottled as is, with just a small amount of SO2. When it was first opened the nose showed notes of crispy bell pepper and juicy plum, but with some air/time it reveals an array of spice notes, graphite, wild brambly fruit, and tree bark. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle tannins, and the notes of forest floor linger long after you put it down. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $779.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $379.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

United States White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Eminence Road 2018 Seneca Lake Lamb's Quarter Vineyard - Chardonnay

The wines from Eminence Road get better and better each year, and this year's Lamb's Quarter Chardonnay is no exception. As these wines are made with very little intervention, there is a real sense of rusticity from the barn they're made in, and the limestone and loam soil the vines are grown in show prominently on the palate. For this bottling, the grapes are destemmed and allowed the macerate for two days on the skins before fermenting in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends 22 months on the lees, and then bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered. On the nose are notes of crisp yellow apple, fresh cider, clean linens, and chalk. The palate is bright, with yellow and green apples, Meyer lemon, and crushed rock on the finish giving it a lovely bit of texture. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Whisky

Sonoma Distilling Co. Cherrywood Smoked Bourbon

This Bourbon from the Sonoma Distilling Co. is for smoke-loving spirits enthusiasts! Though typically their spirits are made entirely from California grains, for this bottling they sourced  cherrywood-smoked barley from Wyoming which gives its unique sweet, smokey aroma, like mesquite bbq. The mash bill is 67% Corn, 20% Rye, and 13% Cherrywood-smoked Barley, and is aged for a minimum of two years in  new, charred oak barrels. This is fantastic in a Manhattan, or with a cube of ice after dinner!

  • bourbon
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99