• 2 in stock
  • $59.99

Austria

Altenburger, Markus 2015 Burgenland Blaufränkisch 'Gritschenberg'

After starting to oversee the winemaking in 2006, Markus Altenburger took over the family winery fully in 2012, and has expanded to 30 parcels totaling around 14-odd hectares (currently in the third year of organic conversion). His parents had mostly made white wines with some attention given to international red varieties. Markus shifted the main focus to Blaufränkisch, a grape far more suited to the climate and soils found around the town of Jois and the Leithaberg DAC. Work in the cellar is with native yeasts, élevage is mostly in old wood or cement, with no additions save a judicious amount of sulfur at bottling. Gritschenberg is a southeast-facing parcel on the Leithaberg, planted to Blaufränkisch by Markus' grandfather in the late '60s. The vineyard is rife with the famous 'Leithakalk' or shell limestone, on which the old-vine Blaufränkisch manifests smaller berries, looser bunches, and lends a mineral elegance to the wines. Grapes are hand-harvested, ferment in cask, and the wine ages for two years in 500L used oak barrels. The concentration of plum and raspberry fruit that could have gone too lush and soft in a ripe vintage like 2015 is deftly cut with savory black licorice and salty herbs and earthy structure. Bravo, Markus! Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic

Hareter, Thomas 2016 Burgenland Naturschönheit

Thomas Hareter is the fourth generation winemaker at his family's estate in Gols, Burgenland. Certified Organic since 2006 they are currently in the process of Demeter (Biodynamic) certification. 'Naturschönheit' is Zweigelt and Sankt Laurent, semi-carbonic fermentation and aging for ten months in large neutral oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered with low sulfur added. Heady scents of patchouli and turned soil, black plum skin and cured meats, the palate is fresh and layered with savory notes of dark soy sauce, black pepper and tea, blackberries and plum with light tannic structure and a tart finish. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Nikolaihof 2017 Wachau Grüner Veltliner Zwickl

Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria, with the cellar dating back about 2,000 years. The Saahs family took the reigns in 1894 and went biodynamic in the early 1970s. 'Zwickl' is a reference to the unfiltered beers of Germany, and this is the unfiltered version of the Nikolaihof Hefeabzug. Although it won't be quite as cloudy as its beer counterpart, the texture is present just enough to give depth and delight to the fresh floral, peachy, and pollen notes. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic

Nikolaihof 2017 Wachau Riesling Vom Stein Federspiel

Not that we're counting, but Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria, with over 2000 years of history under its belt (in the Saahs family since 1894). If you ever find yourself in the Wachau, please do pay them a visit, it feels like a proper pilgrimage site; from Roman crypt cellar, to still-functional baumpresse, to the beautiful, linden tree-covered tasting courtyard—the estate is absolutely magical. Vom Stein is a parcel in the Silberbichl, in Mautern; soils here are a mix of loess, loam, and Danube gravel. Grapes spontaneously ferment and the wine ages for six months in large, oak casks. When tasted in June of 2018 the wine had a haunting mineral nose with herbaceous and stony qualities balancing the lush palate. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Descombes, Georges 2017 Morgon

George Descombes consistently makes some of our favorite wines in Beaujolais, and the his village wines are some of the best values in the region. George works the vines organically,  ferments using only native yeasts and whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration and bottles with minimal sulpher, creating expressions of Beaujolias that are fruit-driven, but with beautiful minerality and aging potential. His vines in Morgon are planted on soils of sand/gravel and decomposing granite. The 2017 is a beautiful medley of ripe red fruit: wild raspberries, dark cherry, red currants and pomegranate. It is balanced with floral aromatics of rose and violets, and an underlying earthy leafiness. There is great depth to the fruit, and the wine is carried to a long and satisfying finish by soft, ripe, and very well integrated tannins and good acidity. A hint of crunchy minerality rounds this out perfectly. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux

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

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $71.99

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $39.99

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

What a beautiful fresh Bordeaux! Certified organic since 2012, this estate has been making outstanding wines since the beginning, showing the expertise of the Clauzel family and superb terroir. This 2014 wine (a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is elegant and vibrant with a gorgeous bouquet of black and red berries, plum, oriental spices, leather and cedar box notes. On the palate, the wine is bright with acidity and minerality, and shows supple tannins with a long fresh finish. This is a vibrant Bordeaux which can accompany casual to fancy meals. Pair this wine with hamburgers, seared lamb, or with more elaborated dishes, such as, roast beef or braised duck.  A delicious wine  to drink now or cellar it for a few years. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

La Grave Figeac 2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The Clauzel family does not disappoint with this vintage! This wine is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, planted on sandy gravelly soils and aged for about 15 months in barrels. Elegant and classic, the nose displays aromas of dark plum, crunchy cassis, prunes, nutmeg, light tobacco, dried violet petals and leather notes. On the palate, the wine is luscious and vibrant with good acidity, beautiful minerality and supple tannins. The finish is long with a delicate bouquet. A delicious Saint-Emilion to drink now or cellar for +10 years. Pair this wine with roast beef, grilled steak, nutty cheese or roasted lamb. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Le Colombier de la Metairie 2014 Montagne Saint Emilion

Le Colombier de la Métairie is Maison Blanche's second label. Certified organic and biodynamic, this label is known for its accessibility while keeping a beautiful structure. The wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from about 45-year-old vines, located in Montagne, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol and Libourne. The soils are clay-based, with a subsoil of limestone and gravel. Fermented with native yeast, the wine is aged for 15 months in cement vats and old barrels with minimal sulfur added before bottling. Le Colombier de la Metairie 2014 has a bright and fresh structure with great acidity, superb minerality, and smooth tannins. The nose is full of dark berries and plum notes, with some wood, spice, dry tobacco, herbal and floral undertones. On the palate, the wine is quite enjoyable with plenty of energy, savory notes, and a nice finish. This is a great, fresh wine that can accompany many different meals from the classic hamburger to spare ribs or herb-roasted lamb. A fantastic value to drink now or age for a few years.  Caroline Coursant  

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

Bordeaux White

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Laurent Cazottes NV Goutte de Reine-Claude Brandy 1750 ml

And who doesn't need a very big bottle of the world's finest greengage plum brandy?!

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $399.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Rontets 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé Pierrefolle

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

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

  • white
  • 44 in stock
  • $18.99

Champagne

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Polisy Brut (Dis 7/17)

Tasted in January 2017 at the estate. Complex aromas of lychee, candied pear, citrus, beautiful palate of yellow fruits, minerals, citrus, caramel with fabulous length. (This shipment disgorged in June 2017)

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • $122.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (Dis 11/18)

With all its nuance and detail, this nearly 22-year-old Champagne has the potential for wide appeal. On the edges it shimmers a more bright golden yellow and its core it rests a burnished golden color, speckled by a fine and discrete mousse. The nose offers aromas of honeysuckles, Granny Smith apples, hazelnuts, chestnuts, vanilla, and smoky tones. The palate is round, circular, and weighty with aromas of lemon verbena and wisteria before a mineral, singing finish. This combines so many of the best qualities of Beaufort's Champagnes : strikingly nuanced aromatic detail, along with a gracefully powerful palate and a resounding finish. (Lot #96A. Disgorged 03/18.) 

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $154.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 3/17)

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical yet laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium-bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged in March 2017 after 14 years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $83.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 09/18)

For those of a classical bent who prefer not to shop at the big Champagne houses, André Beaufort is a wonderful alternative. Longtime organic farming and extended lees-aging produce rich wines of uncommon detail and complexity. The 2010 Ambonnay offers aromas of white flowers, orange peel, bergamot, and  chalk on the nose. Bright acid, salted plum, citrus oil, and a fine line of sapid minerality on the supple and rich palate. This shows a fine interplay between power, tension, and a suave, supple finish. This is one heck of an Ambonnay and a fine bottle of Beaufort! (Disgorged Sept 2018)  John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • $47.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • $64.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $27.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $124.99

Collotte 2018 Marsannay Rosé

This delicious Pinot Noir rosé is made from 30 to 60 year-old vines on classic clay/limestone soils in Marsannay. With a floral and deeply red-fruited nose, the 2018 Domaine Collotte Marsannay rosé is exuberant, verging on effusive. Wild cherry and rose petals give way to a cool citrus peel aromas. Somewhat rich, the racy, medium weight palate shows hints of cherry, herbs, and a hint of mineral funk. It's long and savory with a pleasing hint of cherry pit on the lively finish. This should be wonderful on warm summer evenings with a variety of lighter dishes.

  • rosé
  • 28 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $189.99

Germany

Busch, Clemens 2016 Mosel Vom Grauen Schiefer Riesling Trocken

Hand-harvested from vines grown on gray slate on the Marienburg, the 2016 is focused and stony, with green apricot and white florals on the nose, salted grapefruit, nectarine with mineral cut on the palate. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic

Immich-Batterieberg 2016 Mosel Ellergrub Riesling

Gernot's parcel of the Ellergrub is 2.2 hectares of ungrafted vines, over 80 years old. Farming is organic, fermentation is spontaneous, and the wine ages in a neutral oak barrels. In a shocking twist, the 2016 Ellergrub is slightly off-dry! The wine boasts a floral elegance and herbal freshness on the nose, yet is still quite dense and rich, with notes of yellow apricot, roses, and white peach skin giving way to a touch of citrus zest and strawberries on the finish. Cari Bernard 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $19.99

Knauss, Andi 2017 Württemberg 'Pure' Red

Blaufränkisch, Spätburgunder, and Zweigelt fermented separately in neutral demi-muid, blended in tank before bottling without any added sulfur. Hauntingly aromatic with notes of bramble and soy, blueberries, violets and spice, the palate is juicy and vibrant, with a mélange of wild berries, dark chocolate, and red plums. A healthy choice with BBQ-anything! Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Koehler-Ruprecht 2016 Pfalz Kallstadter Steinacker Riesling Kabinett

Grey sandstone and pebbles mark the Steinacker vineyard, which sits just across the road from the Saumagen vineyard, Koehler-Ruprecht's grand cru site. Gardenias and lemon zest on the nose, the palate is soft and delicate with notes of white strawberries, apricot, peaches, and sweet fuji apple. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 16 in stock
  • $36.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $48.99

Brovia 2007 Barolo

A blend from younger vines from the various Brovia crus. A fine wine that expresses the essentials of the Brovia style — subtle, disciplined, balanced; not flashy but offering the world to anyone who takes a little time to reflect. JW

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

Cappellano 1998 Barolo Gabutti Rupestis

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,599.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Roagna 2013 Langhe Rosso (Nebbiolo)

This is a spectacular bottle, multiples better than most Barolo or Barbaresco. I’m going to keep a few bottles for the long term, but it’s absolutely delicious now. Beautifully transparent, complete, satisfying, and everything one could hope for in young Nebbiolo. Made in the same manner as the Barolo and Barbarescos - 60 day macerations, etc. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $42.99

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

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $67.99

Lecci e Brocchi 2017 Toscano IGT Il Meticcio Rosato

(Was $19.99) The delicious "Il Meticcio" is a blend of Canaiolo, Malvasia and Ciliegiolo - a blend dedicated to their mixed breed dog "Tiberio." The wine shows a beautiful pink/orange color  and aromas of red currant, cranberry, blood orange and rose, quite lovely. One finds bright red currant and tart morello cherry on the palate which is ripe and sapid but light and refreshing with stone and mineral flavors lingering in the finish with red fruits and citrus. Quite delicious now, this should drink beautifully over the next 12 to 24 months.

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sparkling
  • 41 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $15.99

Ronchi di Cialla 2017 Colli Orientali del Friuli Ribolla Gialla

Ronchi di Cialla is most famous for their role in reviving the grape Schioppettino, and rightfully so, but the Ribolla Gialla will always be my favorite. It is a distinctive expression of Ribolla from 30-year-old vines exposed to the south west that shows a delicate fruit character and crunchy minerality. The wine is vinified in stainless steel, held in contact with the lees for three months with frequent batonnage, and then bottled unfiltered. Quite pale in the glass, the nose shows a mix of lemon pith and clementines over ripe golden apples, white flowers with a woodsy note of sage and underbrush. Medium bodied with crisp acidity, it has a light texture with juicy citrus fruit and has a sharply mineral finish. A lovely wine it would pair beautifully with pan seared scallops, fried flounder, or skate dressed with herbs and served with fresh spring peas. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $20.99

Loire

Baudry 2017 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

The lovely 2017 Chinon "Cuvee Domaine" from Bernard and Matthieu Baudry is all Cabernet Franc of course, a blend of 75% from a parcel in St. Louans, where the thin clay/limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, with 25% from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentation, aging in 5 to 10 year-old wooden vats and casks. Tasted from barrel in February of 2019 the wine was quite pretty showing lovely pure red fruit aromas with a supple, ripe palate, very deep and long and framed in perfect earthy acidity. The palate is fresh and balanced with pretty red fruits, earth and citrus notes, really long and lovely. This will be a superb and unique Chinon, both to drink young and for cellaring of fifteen to twenty years. Serve cool with roast chicken, pork dishes, charcuterie, green vegetables and mild cheeses.  Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

Coulaine 2016 Touraine Les Pieds Rotis Blanc

Chateau de Coulaine is producing a ripe and vibrant Chenin Blanc from a south-facing slope just across the Vienne from Coulaine (AOC Touraine) with interesting terroir of granitic gravel and fossils over white limestone. The 2016 "Les Pieds Rotis" is a dry but very ripe and full-bodied Chenin, with beautiful white fruit, earth and citrus flavors. The wine went through malolactic fermentation, and finished quite dry at only 1.8 grams RS. Aging is in 2 to 8 year-old 400 liter foudres and minimal SO2 is used.  It's a great apéritif or serve with white meats, Asian food and mild cheeses.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gaudry 2016 Sancerre Rouge Vincengetorix

This is a gorgeaous Sancerre Rouge, a product of Vincent Gaudry's wonderful biodynamic farming. Wild yeast fermentation, aging 12 months in used barrels. The wine shows lovely aromas of tart cherry, violet and spice, with a vibrant mineral character on the palate from the limestone soils. The fruit is sappy and dense but not heavy, with plum skin, black cherry and earthy flavors. The finish is long with bright chalky red fruits and refreshing acidity. Drink now, served quite cool, with roast chicken, grilled meats, veal tartare and mild cheeses or hold for five to ten years for a mature experience. This is a delicious Pinot Noir from a great terroir in Sancerre and it would be a great choice for Thanksgiving!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

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

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $98.99

Jousset 2017 Vin de France Vilain P'tit Ch'nin

The Jousset Vilain P'tit Ch'nin is a delightfully fresh and delicious Chenin Blanc at a great price. The wine shows bright citrus, pear, honeysuckle, fines herbes and stone aromas. The palate is vibrant and refreshing with stone, pear and saline mineral flavors with firm acidity in the bright, clean finish. This is a delicious aperitif and a versatile accopaniment for anything from sole to sushi, Asian foods and white meats.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

Luneau-Papin 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Excelsior Clos Noelles

Made only in exceptional vintages, the Luneau-Papin "Excelsior - Clos des Noelles" is one of my favorite Muscadets, usually a bit rounder than the granite-soil "L D'Or" but always aromatically complex and with great intensity and length.   The massale-selection vines were planted in 1936 on a terroir of "micaschistes a deux micas," (lieu-dit "La Plecisiere") exposed full south. The grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a slow wild yeast fermentation with 36 months of aging on the lees. The 2015 shows subtle, complex aromas of bitter lemon, lime-flower, melon, pear, mint, almond and stone.  The palate is silky, crystalline and dense with white fruits, lemon zest, almond, smoke and wet stone with fabulous length of pear, minerals and taut acidity.  Please decant if drinking now, serve with any elegant seafood dish. Cellar five to fifteen years and serve with richer fish dishes, white meats, rabbit. Beautiful wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Mortier 2017 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Graviers

A lovely Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil from an estate doing fabulous organic vineyard work and natural low or no-sulfur vinifications; 40 year-old massale-selection vines in a parcel of gravel/clay soils, aged in cement vat and in old barrels. This is a lovely version of the Mortier "les Graviers" showing pretty, ripe blackberry and red currant aromas, with plum, violet and citrus, with a generous dose of earth and funk. The palate is round and supple but with bright acidity, showing lush berry fruits that continue in the long finish with earth and citrus. Delicious now, served cool, with chicken, rabbit and pork dishes, chacuterie and mild cheeses. Age for five to eight years for a more earthy and complex experience. DL

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

Our first 2018 comes from our friends Rémi, Gwénaëlle and Marc at Domaine de la Pépière - the 2018 "Cuvée Pépie." This first bottling of "Pépie" shows a bit more apple and pear fruit and a softer palate than normal, as 20 - 30% of the juice went through the malo-lactic conversion. It's a delicious Muscadet in a rounder style which will be a great match for any seafood and white meat dishes this spring and summer

  • white
  • 54 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Plouzeau (Ch. de la Bonneliere) 2018 Chinon Rive Gauche Rosé

This large organic estate in Chinon produces a light and lovely rosé from Cabernet Franc vines grown on gravel and sandy soils in the "Rive Gauche" and "La Vienne" parcels. The 2018 shows a pale pink/salmon color and bright, slightly spicy and floral raspberry/strawberry aromas. The palate is very crisp and dry, but a bit riper and fuller than the lean 2017, with raspberry, melon and citrus peel flavors. Showing nice ripeness this year but it's very light and refreshing and goes down easy - perfect for a hot summer day, and it's a great value!

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Tessier 2017 Vin de France Pet Nat "Phil'en Bulle"

The Tessier "Phil'en Bulle" is an inviting Methode Ancestrale made from Romorantin and Menu Pineau.  The wine is bottled after one year sur lie, with zero added sulfur. The 2017 version is a clever amalgam of the familiar and atavistic with beckoning aromas of butterscotch candies, honeycomb, hay, cinnamon and lemon peel.  The palate is sumptuous yet energized with a jovial sweetness that evokes the texture of a perfectly ripened asian pear.  The polyphony of sweet golden apples, tangy citrus, brown sugar, and caramel flavors finishes with a bitter note of yarrow and camomile.  A bottle to swig with relish! Amanda Bowman

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Thomas-Labaille 2018 Sancerre Rosé Authentique

The Thomas-Labaille  Rosé "Authentique" is from Pinot Noir grown on the limestone hills of Chavignol. Lovely very pale pink color, pretty aromas of red raspberry, tart strawberry, citrus and melon with a bit of extra depth and ripeness due to the warm sunny conditions in the 2018 growing season. The palate is very crisp and fresh with candied red fruits, citrus and stony acids that continue in the juicy and very mineral finish. This is one of the raciest rosés you can find, very elegant and refreshing - serve quite cool on a hot day with anything grilled, or just sip and enjoy....

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $23.99

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Vin de France Vin Rouge Gamay

2018 is a great vintage for the reds from Clos du Tue-Boeuf and the first to arrive is the vibrant Vin Rouge - 100% Gamay from organic parcels near les Montils -  whole bunch carbonic maceration fermentation followed by four or five months in tronconic vats. The wine shows exuberant aromas of raspberry and cherry; the palate is round and ripe with lush fruit balanced by bright acidity. This is a simply joyous wine that will drink beautifully served cool over the next few years. Enjoy!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2017 Cheverny Blanc

Hervé Villemade's 2017 Cheverny Blanc is a lovely and versatile wine, made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Chardonnay grown on flinty sand and clay soils. The wine shows pretty aromas of pear, citrus, almond and stone with hints of boxwood and white flowers. The palate is supple with white and yellow fruits,  ripe citrus, a bit of anise and herbal flavors and is nicely balanced with firm acidity. This is a delicious and refreshing everyday white that will accompany most seafood dishes, chicken, white meats and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2018 Vin de France Bovin (Liter)

"1 Litre à boire d'une traite" - A bottle to drink in one go - We think the message makes things pretty clear: this is a fresh, fun bottle of Gamay that is dangerously easy to drink. Mineral, with spicy red fruits and well worth a light chill. A bovine beverage that's "Vachement Delicieux!" EL  

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve NV Vin de France Bulle Blanche

Chardonnay and Menu Pineau. Super tasty, fresh, but as with other wines of Hervé's that contain a bit of Chardonnay, there is no fear of ripeness and texture. Great acidity and some fleshy character. Not bracingly dry, it should pair well with a variety of foods, even dishes with spice or a cream base.    Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $22.99

Misc. Burgundy

Champs de l'Abbaye 2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

From 10 to 50 year-old vines grown on limestone soils (Middle Jurassic!) in the commune of Aluze, Côtes Chalonnaise, certified organic since 1999. This is a lovely Pinot Noir, a bit rounder and riper than previous vintages - the 2017 shows aromas of ripe black cherry, earth, roast meat and violets. The palate is bright but lush with ripe raspberry and cherry fruit, earth and mineral flavors with ripe, sappy fruit in the finish. It's a great value in Red Burgundy - serve cool with chicken and pork dishes, mild cow cheeses. Decant if possible or hold two to five years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $27.99

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

Misc. France

  • white sparkling
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $56.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

Belluard NV Ayse Vin de Savoie Les Perles du Mont Blanc

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

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

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Fantine 2016 Faugères Cuvée Tradition (No SO2)

While we’ve always loved Clos Fantine due to their impeccable farming, thoughtful cellar work, and the wines’ wild soulfulness, we’re especially enamored by the juicy and pure 2016 Tradition. This cuvée is a harmonious blend of de-stemmed Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache vinified separately in large vats with indigenous yeasts, then assembled and aged in cement before bottling with no sulfur. Slightly more polished than previous vintages, this year is singing, with a nose that is bursting with aromas of wood smoke, baked red apple skins, citrus and garrigue. The wine shows a deep purple in the glass. The palate is lifted by cool minerality and structured with powdery tannins with flavors of juicy plum, cinnamon spice and dried herbs on the finish. This is a satisfying wine that would pair beautifully with grilled sausages and wild rice. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2016 Cahors Cuvee Chateau

100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Combel's Château Cuvée comes from estate plots totalling 3 hectares around their home village of Cournou on the limestone plateau known as the Causse at about 320m altitude. The soils for this bottling are mainly red clay with some limestone rock. The organically farmed vines average 40 years old and are kept to a yield of 40 hl/ha.  Because of the clay-heavy terroir and winemaking and aging choices, the Château Cuvée marks a signficant step up in body, tannin and complexity compared to the lighter, softer Pur Fruit bottling. This is a beautiful Cahors showing elegant ripe blackberry aromas with a bit of earth, musk, cocoa citrus and violet - the palate is pure and focused with good acidity and ripe, sapid blackberry and cassis fruit, floral, chalky and long. Delicious now, this will develop nicely over the next five years or more. Enjoy with pork chops, a grilled steak, a hearty stew and full-flavored cheeses.

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Gourgonnier 2018 Les Baux de Provence Rosé

This is a consistently lovely Provençal rosé from a long-time organic estate near Les Baux. (www.gourgonnier.com) Perhaps a bit more color and density than in 2017, the 2018 has lovely peach, red fruit and blood orange aromas, the palate is full and supple with citrusy red fruits that carry through on the long finish. Really a refreshing and balanced wine with surprising depth, this will be quite versatile at the table all summer, and lovely to sip by itself.

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Lapuyade 2016 Jurançon Sec Cuvée Dentelle

We're very excited about the Cuvee Dentelle from our biodynamic friends at Chateau Lapuyade in Jurançon. Made from 100% Petit Manseng from 40 year-old vines always tended in organic and biodynamic farming, it's a tiny special production in the best vintages - we're fortunate to get 10 cases for the US allocation.The 2016 shows a bright gold color and beautiful aromas of lemon confit, dried herbs, almond, mint, apricot, exotic fruit and brown spice. The palate is dense and round with dried pear, citrus, apricot, hay and mineral flavors with a bit of botrytis. The finish is very long and intense with firm acidity under ripe white fruits, citrus and stone. Lovely wine! Serve with foie gras, fish in sauce, Asian foods, goat chesses and patés. Sensational now and should be very interesting in ten years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

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

Les Fouques 2017 Côtes de Provence La Londe

(Was $16.99) 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. La Londe is their best rosé from old vines of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle. Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2017 is a beautiful wine, lighter and brighter than the 2016 in style. The wine shows a lovely pale pink/salmon color with elegant aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, peach and rose with hints of spice. The palate shows creamy raspberry, peach and red currant fruit with citrus peel and mineral flavors. The finish is long and refreshing with berry fruits, citrus and firm acidity, just lovely. This wine will gain complexity over the next six months and will drink beautifully through 2019. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 82 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses NV Côtes du Jura Cremant Extra Brut

100% Chardonnay on clay and limestone in Pupillin, vinified for 6 months in large foudres. This is a joyful bottle with a fine mousse bursting with aromas of dry hay, iris, toasted hazelnut, Comté, and baked orchard fruit. The palate has an elegant frame of mineral acidity. Flavors are gently oxidative with floral undertones, ginger, and cherry pit. A delicious bottle to serve with raclette, Peking duck, or on its own! Amanda Bowman

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Navarre 2017 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rosé

(Was $11.99) Thierry Navarre is one of the few people who still grow Oeillades - a nearly extinct grape that has a long history in the Langudedoc and is thought to be an old cousin of Cinsault. Thierry's Oeillades grows on the rugged mountainsides above Roquebrun in Saint-Chinian. The 2017 shows a beautiful wild strawberry and purple-tinged color in the glass. The nose offers abundant strawberry and orange aromas with delicate notes of lavender, cardamom and dried rose petals. The palate is light and wonderfully lifted with flavors of ripe strawberry, herbal tea, and refreshing exotic citrus on the finish. A balanced rosé with plenty of aromatic complexity and crunchy acidity to pair with a variety of dishes. We recently enjoyed this with Mediterranean-inspired fried food - a highly recommended pairing!  Amanda Bowman 

  • rosé
  • 23 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $15.99

Rimbert 2018 Vin de Table de France Petit Cochon Bronze

This is a forward and fruity yet dry rosé from our friend Jean-Marie Rimbert in Saint-Chinian. The cépage is primarily Cinsault with some Syrah. Organically farmed and fermented with native yeast, the wine offers red berry notes on the nose and juicy, cranberry and cherry notes on the palate. There's also a pleasant hint of Languedoc funk and earth. A great wine for a barbecue, and a fantastic value!

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2013 Mitterberg Schiava / Vernatsch Campill

Of all the wines made by Martin Gojer at Pranzegg, the Schiava is to me the most interesting. Schiava wines are often pleasant thirst-quenchers of little substance but Martin saw greater potential in his vines. Sourced from 50 year-old vines trained in pergola and farmed biodynamically, this is a more profound expression of the grape. The wine is fermented with 30% stem inclusion and macerates for 6 weeks in large conical vats followed by elevage in old oak and cement tank for 10 months. Tart cherries and raspberries leap out on the nose over aromas of lavender, black pepper, and slight hint of leather.  The palate is medium bodied, with great acidity, delicate tannins and a lifted mineral finish.  Martin described it as a “really charming full bodied wine that is on the other hand drinkable,” and I couldn't agree more.  Try it with duck or wild boar, charcuterie, hard cheese, mushroom dishes, or rich pasta. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

Misc. Spirits

  • herb liqueur
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Caffo Calabria Vecchio Amaro del Capo 750ml

This is quite dry with lovely citrus notes to balance the bitterness. cb

One of the best values in Amaro. Caffo has bright Calabrian citrus flavors and classic herbal bitter flavors. Fantastic on its own, but dangerously drinkable in seltzer. JR

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • aperitif
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

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

  • vermouth
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

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

Michelberger Forest Krauterlikor 750ml

Here we have a very amaro-esque bitter with a Teutonic twist. The botanical recipe skews toward rich and soothing, and to create the complex, spicy flavor gentian root, juniper, coriander, vanilla, angelica root, star anise, clove, violet root, lemon balm, cinnamon bark and orange peel are macerated for four weeks in a sugar and beet alcohol solution. Forest is the perfect stand-in for an amaro or brandy at the end of a meal. The complexity and slight sweetness also make it a fantastic ingredient in cocktails calling for red vermouth. John Rankin

  • herb liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • fruit liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

St. Agrestis New York Amaro 750ml

Sommeliers Nicholas Finger and Fairlie McCollough started St. Agrestis in 2014 after a three month trip through Italy solidified their love for traditional, regional Amari. Everything is done in their warehouse in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY from the maceration of organic herbs, roots, and citrus in neutral base spirit to the short-term aging in whiskey barrels (sourced from the Van Brunt distillery in Brooklyn), and the addition of organic cane sugar followed by bottling and labeling. The sugar rounds out the classic bitter components of this Amaro making for an easy going yet complex and balanced digestif that begs to be consumed after dinner this Thanksgiving! Tim Gagnon

  • herb liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Portugal Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

Portugal Table

Cozs (Antonio Marquez e Tiago Teles) 2017 Bairrada Vital Blanco

100% Vital, an indigenous Portuguese grape variety,  from 50 year old vines on limestone soils in the Serra de Montejunto outside Lisbon. Directly after harvest the grapes were exposed to the skins for one day, then pressed and fermented in stainless steel.  This wine shows gentle white flowers on the nose with a palate of  pear and citrus before a delicately saline finish. Pair with 'Gambas al Ajillo' (shrimp fried with garlic), other well flavored shellfish dishes, or soft cheeses. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 59 in stock
  • $16.99

Perdigão, Quinta Do 2015 Dão Rose

It is a treat to work with the wines of Quinta do Perdigao in the Dao, whose certified organic vineyards and sensitive winemaking shine across grape variety and vintage. Their profound white Encruzado and red Alfrocheiro are staples here, and the 2015 vintage of their exotic, age-worthy rose has just arrived. 40% Tinta Roriz, 35% Jaen, 15% Touriga Nacional, and 10% Alfrocheiro. Aromas of ripe raspberry, hibiscus, passion fruit, and oregano, with full-flavored, floral palate of wild cherry, spicy raspberry, red currants and rose, blood orange, and soft earth. Delicious all year round with grilled sausage, sushi, and complex, spicy fare. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Maria da Graça

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Rhone

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Domaine des Amphores 2016 Saint-Joseph Sphé-érique

We're not sure about the spelling, but Véronique and Philippe Grenier's "Sphé-érique" is a lovely "natural" Saint-Joseph, fermented and aged in a round concrete vat, and bottled with zero added sulfur. The wine shows lovely aromas of cool blackberry and blueberry fruit with violet, mint and citrus aromas, really quite complex and pretty. The palate is balanced and earthy with bright black fruits and firm acidity with stone and berry flavors in the refreshing finish. Aromatically very complex, the palate may need a few years to open up. Serve this light and lovely Saint-Joseph with lamb, pork, guinea hen and of course with caillettes ardechoises. (Like most no-sulfur wines, it is best to consume on the day opened.)

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2016 Crozes-Hermitage

Thomas Finot, who is resurrecting forgotten vineyards and varieties in the Isère, is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectare of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting soils of white clay (kaolin). The 2016 Crôzes-Hermitage is a delicious Syrah showing pretty of blackberry liqueur, with hints of blueberry, floral and ripe. The palate is elegant with lush, but not over-ripe fruit, and perfectly balanced with red berry fruits and citrus notes in the refreshing finish. This is a stylish Crôzes and a great value that will accompany a wide variety of pork and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Serve cool.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

Thomas Finot, who is making fascinating wines in the Coteaux Grésivaudan in the Isère, makes a tiny quantity of Crôzes-Hermitage Blanc and Rouge.  This beautiful Crôzes Blanc is from 100% Marsanne grown on the family's 1.8 hectare parcel of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting soils of white clay (kaolin). It's a great terroir for Marsanne giving a wine that is ripe and concentrated but with a fabulous underlying stone and smoky character. The aromas are of apricot, peach and Asian fruits with stone and hay, the palate is dense with earth and mineral flavors below the pear and yellow fruits, finishing with stone,  pear and citrus that linger. A great aperitif, this will pair well with any full-flavored seafood dishes, crab and shrimp, also white meats in sauce, goat cheeses and vegetable terrines.   David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gour de Chaulé 2015 Gigondas Cuvée Tradition

The 2015 Gour de Chaulé shows an attractive red robe, has lustre. The bouquet rests on an elegant offer of neat, fresh raspberry fruit, with blackberry touches behind, has a little smoky spice and menthol as well. It shows the coolness of Gigondas. The palate is still tight, but clearly defined. This serves a snappy glass, finesse over power. The Grenache is a pure contributor, and gives it its heart. The finish is dark, tarry still, with a little increase in depth from its cool tannins. This is a wine of terroir, authentic Gigondas that gives access to the feel of the place. The cool close invites a second glass. (DrinkRhone)

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Manissy 2018 Tavel Cuvee des Lys Rose

Tavel, the warm, Grenache-based rosé famously espoused by AJ Liebling, is perhaps more suited for the table than a light quaff on the patio. A darker pink than your typical salmon-hued wines of Southern France with a palate to match, Tavel, if you'll forgive the idea, is a more "serious" rosé. The organically farmed Manissy 'Cuvée des Lys' is dark-fruited with ripe plum and garrigue on the nose, with the spicy warmth of sun-kissed Grenache on the medium-bodied palate followed by a hint of pleasing tannic bitterness on the finish. Served cool, this savory richness makes it a rosé especially suited for grilled meats, big flavors like tapenade, and sheep's milk cheeses on a late summer night.

  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

Mas de Boislauzon 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition

Mas de Boislauzon is a lesser-known, over-achieving estate located in the northern sector of Châteauneuf, with parcels in the lieu-dits of Cabrières, Boislauzon, Lagardiole, Palestor and Pignan. The soil types are sandy at Pignan, galets roulés at Boislauzon, with more clay at la Gardiole and Palestor. Organic farming since 2009. Approximately 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre. The grapes are de-stemmed and aging is in concrete vats and old barrels. The 2012 is drinking beautifully now, with pretty floral blackberry, black cherry and prune aromas with hints of licorice and garrigue. The palate is quite full and well structured, opening up nicely with complex black fruit liqueur, spice, earth and citrus notes. Drink now with a steak, grilled lamb or a hearty stew, or hold for 15 to 20 years.


  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic

Mas de Boislauzon 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition

Mas de Boislauzon is a lesser-known, over-achieving estate located in the northern sector of Châteauneuf, with parcels in the lieu-dits of Cabrières, Boislauzon, Lagardiole, Palestor and Pignan. The soil types are sandy at Pignan, galets roulés at Boislauzon, with more clay at la Gardiole and Palestor. Organic farming since 2009. Approximately 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre. The grapes are de-stemmed and aging is in concrete vats and old barrels. The 2016 is a superb and age-worthy Châteauneuf-du-Pape that will both drink well young and age gracefully until 2040 or longer. "The wine shows firm red colour. The nose is an enjoyable combo of blackberry and raspberry fruit, has a soft floral hover, and a beguiling sweetness. The fruit has a pure, “glistening” quality. The palate is authentic, comes with southern tones including iodine, black olives, laurel that speckle the dark fruit well. There are dark tannins well embedded, and it ends with momentum, good carry, some gunflint clarity and spicing. This will be a handsome glass in time." DrinkRhone

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

Richaud 2016 Cairanne Cuvee Sans Soufre

 The Richaud 2016 Cairanne is a gorgeous wine made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre, partly made with carbonic maceration, and this cuvee is made and bottled entirely without SO2. The aromas are ripe and extremely pretty with black cherry, strawberry,  red currant and floral notes backed by earth and dark chocolate. The palate shows lush, bright fruit - a beautiful and intense melange of berries lifted by cool acidity and mineral flavors with fabulous length and purity of fruit.  Bravo to Marcel Richaud! Serve this lovely wine quite cool with just about anything!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Texier 2014 Brézème Domaine Pergaud Vieille Serine

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

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Texier 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes

Eric Texier makes this extraordinary White Chateauneuf-du Pape from Clairette and Bourbolenc in the "Bois Senechaux" vineyard. The 2016  shows complex aromas of almond, dried pear, wet stone, white flowers and fines herbes. The palate is intense and mineral with fabulous length, showing dried herbs, pear, anise, white pepper and stone flavors. "It's approachable now," says Eric, "but will age remarkably. Native yeasts aged on its lees in old barrels. 30 mg/l of SO2 at bottling - 1140 bottles and 12 magnums."

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $56.99

Rum

Habitation Velier Hampden LFCH 2011 62%

If you've stopped by the shop and asked me about rum, chances are you've heard about Hampden Estate. I just can't help myself, there is something about this historic Jamaican rum producer that makes me lose my mind; before I know what's happening I'm on my knees blurting out half-coherent sentences about why this might be the most important distillery in the entire world. If you're curious about the long form story, call the shop or email me, but the shorthand is this: Hampden Estate has been making uncompromising rum in exactly the same way for close to 300 years, using a blend of molasses, fresh sugarcane juice, and dunder (a combination of spent mash after distillation and the residue after fermenting molasses, that's then buried and exhumed and added to these pits and then re-distilled and it's all kind of crazy, etc) all fermented for long periods of time using only wild indigenous yeasts, creating the most wonderfully funky and compelling spirits. Finding pure, aged Hampden is always a joy, finding 100% tropical-aged Hampden is a revelation. The LFCH mark is a quite recent one for the distillery, not as high in esters as some others produced here, but this is still a cacophony of tropical fruit, petrol, funk, and that special Hampden magic. Bottled at 62% and I wouldn't drink it any other way. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • rum
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Sake

Asamai Shuzo Ama No To Tokubetsu Junmai "Heavens Door" Namazake

Asamai Shuzo is located deep in Akita Prefecture, in the northern part of Honshu, Japan's largest island. Akita is known as snow country, with very cold winters due to to winds blowing off the Sea of Japan-perfect for sake brewing. Asamai Shuzo uses only Akita-grown rice, which is quite rare; many breweries will source rice from all over Japan. Each year they produce a small amount of sake, but it's very well regarded both locally and nationally, and we're very happy to find some here in New York. The Amanoto Tokubetsu Junmai is a blend of Ginnosei and Miyamanishiki rice polished to 55%. The nose explodes with notes of fresh-cut grass, melon, grapefruit zest and a medley of floral tones. The palate is equally vibrant, introducing more herbaceous green notes. This sake has great acidity, and equally great resonance on the palate. Delicious on its own, this would also be great with a variety of spring salads, greens, or lightly-fried fish. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Nigori
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

Rihaku Junmai Ginjo Genshu Nama "Origin of Purity"

Omachi is quickly becoming my favorite sake rice. It is the oldest known pure (i.e. non cross-bred) variety, and when brewed to its full potential is wonderfully balanced. Integrating earthy and herbal tones with a subdued fruit profile; less flashy and effusive than Yamada Nishiki, but with depth and complexity. This beautiful namazake from Rihaku Shuzo in Shimane Prefecture is one of the most elegant namas I've had, with notes of white blossoms, pear, white peach, and fresh cut grass on the nose. For "Origin of Purity" they are using flower yeasts, isolated from Japan's natural flora by the crazy cats at Tokyo Agricultural University and used in sake production since the late '90s. Flower yeasts add a heightened aromatic quality, which coupled with the savory undertones of the Omachi rice makes this a very complex sake. The palate opens with more earthy tones of radish and steamed rice, along with citrus and citrus rind, and a slight lactic quality I associate with nama. It's vibrant but elegant, with notes of raw cacao and hazelnut as it warms up in the glass. Very limited in quantity, this is a must-try on my list. Oskar Kostecki

  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

Ryujin Oze Junmai Sake 720ml

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

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Nigori
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

South America

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white fortified
  • 13 in stock
  • $64.99

Spain Table

Artuke 2018 Rioja Red

Made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura from Artuke's organically farmed family estate in the Rioja Alavesa, this wine is a great bargain. This is a traditionally-made Rioja with a freshness that most wines of the region don't have. Whole cluster fermented and raised in concrete tanks, the wine is juicy and floral with aromas of wild violets, ripe cherry, crushed red and purple berries, soft earth, and wild green herbs. Drink this wine with a slight chill and pair it with everything from pizza to paellas!

  • red
  • 54 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Can Majoral 2016 Mallorca Na Fiola

Can Majoral was the first certified organic estate in Mallorca, and they are among a small group of winemakers who are passionate about preserving local varieties. This medium-full bodied red is primarily made from the Callet grape, which is indigenous to Mallorca (it's possibly a cross between two other indigenous grapes, but the DNA is unique). The rest of the wine is filled out with Syrah, Tempranillo and Montanegro. Though I usually prefer fresh light bodied reds, there are times when the mood calls for something a bit more supple and generous, with black fruit and richness. The Na Fiola delivers just that, and with so much elegance and finesse! The tannins are very integrated and subtle, making this a very easy wine to drink, even though it is ripe and full bodied.  Black berries, leather, soil... highly recommended!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Espelt 2018 Emporda Garnacha Rosado Corali

Keeping up with demand for Espelt rosé is a full-time job! Certified organic from a family winery in Emporda, Catalonia, this bone-dry, buoyant, and refreshing rosé of 100% Garnacha continues to wow us with its value and deliciousness. Notes of crushed stone and wild flowers on the nose lead to a tangy palate of citrus zest, blood orange, crushed berries, and sea spray. A delicious accompaniment for squid and tuna.

  • rosé
  • 50 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella Besavia

Sumoll, Picpoll Negre, Beier, Garnatxa Negre, Pansa Blanca, and Pansa Rosada, whole-cluster maceration for 7 days before pressing. This is a really fresh and energetic young (barely) red wine, that delivers bright, brambly red fruit, balanced by acidity and white stone fruit of the white grapes. Very fun to drink! Jose Pastor website tells us that: “Besàvia” means great grandmother and she is pictured on the label holding a bottle of La Rumbera.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella La Bella

Pansa Blanca from the Vinya d'En Costa vineyard, this is the companion wine to La Bestia. The vineyards for the two wines are quite close together, but La Bestia comes from South-West/West facing parcel on Gneiss, while La Bella is from a sandy Granitic site that faces North. There's twice as much skin contact here (12 days vs. 5 days for La Bestia), but the wine is perhaps more delicate and perfumed, and is lower in alcohol (mostly due to exposition). 10 months aging in stainless steel. The granite from this site lends the wine a crystalline minerality and vibrant spice that lingers in the mouth. Though it feels almost like tannin in the finish, it's actually the granite from this site giving structure and grip to the wine. A lovely and complex Pansa Blanca. I highly recommend aging this wine for at least a year if possible.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Partida Creus NV Catalunya Massís de Bonastre MUZ 1L Vermouth

One of the most exciting and tasty discoveries from a recent visit to Partida Creus was this delicious, funky Vermouth called Muz. Made with their red grapes this time around, and macerated with a mixture of local herbs, it's way too easy to drink, and should be great for mixology, though I can't attest, as I just drink it with a chill and smile.   Eben Lillie

  • red off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Vinyes Singulars 2017 Penedes Pim Pam White Blend

Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Malvasia de Sitges and Sumoll Blanc. As stated on the side of the bottle, "Not added sulphites. Indigenous yeasts. No barrel. Non clarificated. Non Filtered. Just fermented grape juice!" Vinyes Singulars is a small, organic certified estate in the north east part of Penedes, in Catalunya, Spain. Pim Pam is really enticing on the nose, possibly thanks to the aromatics of the local Malvasia. The palate is fascinating, with great texture and flesh, and it seems to just get better with each glass! Full enough to stand alone as a white with noticeable character, and ready for a wide variety of pairings.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • mezcal
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $76.99

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $87.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

Frenchtown Farms 2016 Sierra Foothills Waypoint Pinot Noir

This wine has a ton of great minerality and character, with amazing funky notes and crackling acidity. This wine really begs for pairing with food, and would work great in a wide range of situations. Whole cluster fermentation brings a seething yet delicate tannic grip to the affair, with black pepper notes and leafy humus on the palate bringing an autumnal character to the fore that makes it perfect for this time of year. Twelve months are spent in used French oak barrels followed by bottling with only 18 ppm sulfur. 130 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

Harrington 2017 Manton Valley Cedar Crest

This Cabernet Franc is sourced from the organically-farmed Cedar Crest Vineyard at 3,000 feet on the slopes of Lassen Peak, California's only active volcano, in Tehama County in the far north. Virtually unheard of, this mountain has the possibility of being California's Mt. Etna. The main difference is it is in a much cooler climate region, and Cabernet Franc is better suited here. This wine is made using native yeast fermentation, élevage in neutral French oak, and minimal sulfur at bottling. This wine has classic Cabernet Franc character, but with a little volcanic twist: black pepper, violets, a bit of graphite and some stony aromas are found on the nose, while the palate is a touch darker fruited than a lot of Cabernet Franc, with some plum skin, a little touch of coffee, and a bit of snuffed candle. The long, pleasing finish ends in a wisp of gunsmoke. Decanting for half an hour really brings the fruit out. Only 52 cases produced! Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $51.99

  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

United States White

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Porter Creek 2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Old Vine

Sourced from estate fruit and organically farmed vineyards in the Green Valley sub-AVA of Russian River. Elegantly textured, with stylish apple and pear fruit mixing with a hint of salinity and crushed oyster shells, this is a perfect companion for heavier seafood dishes, particularly anything involving lobster. Whole cluster pressed and aged for 11 months in 25% new French barrique. What impresses me most about this Chardonnay is its reserve. Medium-bodied, the oak shows itself more in its textural integration than on the palate. 450 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

St. Innocent 2016 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Chardonnay

This fantastic Chardonnay is from the Freedom Hill vineyard located in the foothills of the coastal range 10 miles southwest of Salem. The soil here is well-drained silty clay loam. Whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented, this wine was aged sur lie for 11 months in neutral oak before bottling. Broad and magisterial, but with great energy, this is a beautiful Chardonnay, with peach aromas and a touch of more tropical character. The sur lie aging gives it a marvelous roundness on the palate that sublimates the brighter fruit character into something lush and restrained. The retention of such energy in this wine makes it a great Chardonnay for summer, and would pair well with cold summer soups, fish, or bruschetta. While it's drinking marvelously now, this wine will improve for up to half a decade if cellared. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

Standing Stone 2017 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling

Sourced from the oldest Riesling vines along the banks of Seneca Lake, planted in 1972 on the warmer eastern bank of the lake. Seneca is the deepest of the Finger Lakes, which allows it to moderate the temperature along its banks more than the other lakes. Cayuga, to its west, while having a larger surface area, is much shallower, and you can tell along its muggy banks during the summer. This is a beautiful textured Riesling with fine balance, great acidity, ripe citrus and apple fruit, and just a tiny hint of residual sugar. This is a steal for the price, and one of the best deals I've ever seen coming from New York State. While this will pair well with food, I think this is an ideal summer aperitif. Organic practice in the vineyard, awaiting certification, and low sulfur in the winery. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Whisky

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

Couvreur, Michel Overaged Malt Whisky over 12 years old

Before he passed away in 2013, Michel Couvreur was undoubtedly one of the most interesting and inventive of independent whiskey bottlers. Along with experimental cask regimes that included everything from ex-Calvados to ex-Jura Vin Jaune barrels, Mr. Couvreur was a specialist of the sherry cask, travelling extensively throughout Andalucia sourcing the very best butts to age his purchased Scotch. The Overaged 12 Year is a perfect example of that, a heavily sherried malt with an approachable price-point. Chewy and viscous on the palate due to its complete lack of filtration, it has notes of raisins, sultana, fruit cake, dried candied fruit, and leather. Perfect for a cold Christmas evening. Oskar Kostecki

  • whiskey
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

High Wire Distilling Jimmy Red Straight Bourbon (Le Creuset bottling)

A release we were looking forward to all year, this is High Wire's heirloom Jimmy Red corn bourbon in its signature Le Creuset flagon.

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

High Wire Distilling New Southern Revival 4-Grain Bourbon 750

Made from a four-grain mash bill of heirloom white corn, Red Winter Wheat, malted barley, and Carolina Gold Rice from the famed Anson Mills in Columbia, South Carolina, this is uniquely southern Bourbon. It spends eighteen months in barrel and yields a spirit that is happily grain-forward (when you use such high-quality grain, why wouldn’t you want it to be?), with secondary aromas of malted milk chocolate, baked apricot, and sweet spice. The palate is smooth, yet earthy and spicy, with fruit returning on the finish along with apple butter and nutmeg. This is a delicious experience for all whiskey lovers. Tim Gagnon

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $55.99

  • whiskey
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Nikka NV Taketsuru Whisky Pure Malt 750ml

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

  • whiskey
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $82.99