Alsace

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Valentin-Zusslin 2014 Alsace Sylvaner Bollenberg

From the south-facing Bollenberg lieu-dit in Orschwir, a hill that stands apart from the foothills of the Vosges. The soils are iron-rich clays. The vines are farmed biodynamically, the grapes undergo extreme selection before fermentation with native yeasts and aging in large Vosges casks. The 2014 Sylvaner Bollenberg offers enticing aromas of apricot, cool crushed herbs, golden apple skin, and apple blossoms. The palate is fresh and lively, with flavors of perfectly ripe stone fruit, faint tropical notes, a bracing herbaceousness, and an incisively savory finish. The 2014 embodies the charm of Sylvaner, while expressing enough stoniness to captivate the most ardent rock fan. A fine pairing with poached chicken with salsa verde and grand with a ripe triple crème cheese, this would enliven lighter fish preparations and make for a splendid apéritif. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Australia

Jauma 2017 McLaren Vale "Sand on Schist" Chenin Blanc

"Sand on Schist" is James Erskine & Fionna Wood's sprightly Chenin Blanc from the Blewitt Springs Vineyard planted in the early 1940s in McLaren Vale. The age of the vines and the geological treasure of the white sandy soils with scattered quartz and schist form an idiosyncratic site for those who cherish the idea of Australian terroir. The subsoil is heavy clay that retains enough water for the vines to be dry-farmed. The grapes are certified organic and hand-harvested with care. The final wine is bottled under crown-cap without any added sulfur, acids, or foreign yeasts. The 2017 is the color of a golden afternoon, with vivid aromas of wet sand, salty kelp, squeezed lemon, spicy ginger, and tangy funk. The palate is brisk and lip-smacking with notes of green apple, lemon, salty leesiness, and finishes with a persistent flavor of fresh peach flesh. This bottle makes us nostalgic for long afternoons on warmer days. Fans of natural wines will not be disappointed if they choose to drink now, but we suspect this wine will benefit from some time in bottle to allow its mighty terroir to shine. Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Sam Vinciullio 2017 Margaret River Warner Glen Red/White

"Red/White" 2017 is a provocative blend of organically grown Merlot (55%) and Semillon (45%) that Sam Vinciullo purchased from the Warner Glen vineyard in Margaret River. Ever careful and deliberate, Vinciullo de-stemmed and basket-pressed the Merlot and let the Semillon macerate on its skins. The hand-picked grapes are co-fermented in stainless tank and gently plunged by hand. All of his wines are bottled without fining, filtration, or added sulfur. In the glass the wine is the color of black cherry and redolent with plump blackberries, pressed violets, coffee grounds, and heady eucalyptus aromas. The fresh and kaleidoscopic palate shifts from notes of crunchy blueberries and mint to bracing passionfruit, pear skins, and spicy green pepper. A dazzling wine from a talented winemaker. We're looking forward to tasting his 2018 vintage which will be made from his own fruit in Cowaramup! Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

Alzinger 2017 Wachau Steinertal Riesling Smaragd

The Riesling from Alzinger's Steinertal parcel often sells out the moment it arrives from Austria; the steep, higher reaches of the vineyard have a sparse layer of soil over the primary rock of Gföhler gneiss which lends itself well to growing Riesling with intense minerality and power. The vineyard is located at the end of two valleys, where cool air intensifies in the autumn, providing ideal diurnal range to preserve acidity, ripeness, and aromas in the grapes. Luckily for us, this year there's enough available to make it to the email! Vibrant energy, elegant structure, age-worthy concentration, these are the attributes that make this wine so sought after! 2017 is right on target, with the textbook balance of density and lift: notes of ripe apricot, lemon oil, peach and the slightest touch of green melon freshness drift over a mineral core. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ott, Bernhard 2017 Feuersbrunn Wagram Grüner Veltliner Am Berg

Am Berg is back! Younger vines grown on loess soils closer to the village of Feuersbrunn. A fantastic entry-level Grüner, fresh and fruity, but not at all flabby; creamy but with a saline cut; with waves of white flowers, young ginger, lemon zest, mango and apricot. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Schloss Gobelsburg 2017 Kamptal Cistercien Rosé

Pale pink in the glass, the nose hints at a stony minerality confirmed on the palate. This blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir is crisp with scintillating acidity and flavors of fresh green and red strawberries, Seville orange, white raspberries, white stone, and lemon juice. A touch more giving than the 2016 vintage, and still incredibly brisk! Cari Bernard 

  • rosé
  • 52 in stock
  • $15.99

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Weingut Karl Schnabel 2017 Südsteiermark Rotburger Kreuzegg

Rotburger is another name for Zweigelt that we’ve seen used more frequently in recent years. One of Karl and Eva Schnabel’s three vineyards, the Kreuzegg vineyard is also on the Sausal mountain, home to slate soils with silex. As is true with all of the Schnabel red wines, natural fermentation occurs in open tank, with hand-pigeage; the wine is then scooped via bucket into used Burgundy barrels (~227L) where it ages on the lees until being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfur. Deep, dark magenta in color, darker than expected. Scents of ripe purple plums, stewed strawberries, carrot peelings, and just a hint of savory soy sauce, the wine is medium-bodied, juicy and mouthcoating with flavors of blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, plums, and only the faintest whisper of tannins on the finish. May need another month or so to really knit together, but we look forward to where this wine is heading. (2/2019) Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Zillinger, Johannes 2016 Weinviertel Numen Fumé Blanc

30+ year-old Sauvignon Blanc grown on limestone and sandstone, with semi-carbonic fermentation in qvevri and aged for 16 months in a mix of oak and acacia barrels, unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur added. The pyrazines add a level of complexity that plays beautifully off the texture, bright acidity, and fruit. Green notes on the nose mingle with aromas of ripe stonefruit; the palate is rife with piquant flavors of quince, peach fuzz, freshly-cut herbs, pineapple rind and gooseberry on the elegant, persistent finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Zillinger, Johannes 2016 Weinviertel Velue Zweigelt

Zweigelt grown on a mix of loam, loess, and sandstone, hand-harvested (as is true with all the vineyards), spontaneous fermentation in stainless followed by maturation in a mix of used oak and acacia barrels of varying sizes. Dark and brooding and not overtly fruity, subtle black plum, a stemmy texture and black pepper make for an enrapturing Zweigelt to pair with game, goulash, roasted wild mushrooms over polenta. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $84.99

Mazeyres 2015 Pomerol

Le Seuil de Mazeyres is the second label from esteemed estate Château Mazeyres, a beautiful and lush estate located in Libourne in the appellation of Pomerol. Certified organic and being converted to biodynamic farming, the estate is a prime example of balance and authenticity under the management of Alain Moueix.  The 2015 cuvée of Le Seuil de Mazeyres is a fantastic and vibrant wine reflecting the artistry of Alain Moueix. The wine is mostly Merlot (87%) with the rest Cabernet Franc (13%). Showing off the terroir of gravelly and sandy clay soils, the wine is luscious and fresh with an energy unique to Pomerol. A believer of balance, Alain does not add much to the wine, letting the wine speaks for itself. New oak is used but not in excess and sulfur is minimally added. The result is a wine that is enticing, with a delicious bouquet of black currants and red berries, crunchy dark cherries, herbs de Provence, mint, dry tobacco and cinnamon spices. On the palate, the wine combines tension, precise minerality, and supple tannins to offer a lively experience to the mouth. This is a superb wine to enjoy young with a classic steak aux frites, lamb shoulder and gratin Dauphinois. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 38 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2016 Vin de France (Médoc)

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and usually no added sulfur. This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. The 2016 vintage is wonderfully balanced, a wine both fleshy and tense at the same time. Ripe notes of cassis, blackberry, black cherry and plum are framed by lively acidity and herbaceous tones of blackcurrant leaf and slight menthol. This wine also displays a mineral edge, with graphite and wet stones present on the long and persistent finish. Perfect with a hamburger or a leaner steak, the 2016 Planquette is drinking very well now, but will surely improve with five to ten years in the cellar.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Camut NV Calvados Pays d'Auge 6 ans d'âge

We have a wonderful customer who drinks a fair share of brandy and prefers the six year expression to the more exclusive bottlings--his preference is not unfounded. Camut 6 has delicious, green apple fruit with a hint of vanilla. A touch of oak smoke is there, but fruit is really the focus of this spirit. Six years may not sound like a long time, but trust us, it’s plenty. John Rankin

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

Orchard Hill NV Ten66 375 ml

Orchard Hill was started in 2005 by all-around spirits guru, Karl du Hoffman, in the Hudson Valley town of New Hampton, NY. They focus on two products here - cider and pommeau - and we were thrilled to be able to get our hands on the latter. Inspired by the famed Normandy elixir of calvados and non-alcoholic sweet cider, Karl wanted to make a product that was true to the apples of the Hudson Valley yet echoed centuries of pommeau production in France. Aptly named Ten66 after the Norman Invasion of England in the year 1066, this is a blend of 3-10 year-old apple brandy and cider of various vintages from 2005-2012 that have been aged in used French oak barrels from wineries on Long Island (that held Merlot or Chardonnay in their previous life). Apple butter, apple cobbler, caramel, toasted nutmeg, and baked cherry come to mind on the nose which hint at what is found on the palate. It is juicy with deeper notes of caramel and spice. This is delicious served slightly chilled as an aperitif but would be equally good with a cheese course after dinner! Tim Gagnon

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 79 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $112.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $109.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

Chavy, Philippe 2016 Bourgogne Chardonnay

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

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Dangin, Bruno NV Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut

Located a mere 2 kilometers from the Aube, organic vigneron Bruno Dangin is one of our new favorite producers of Cremant de Bourgogne. The rosé is made from 30-year-old pinot noir vines planted in clay-limestone soils from the Upper Jurassic. The robe is a pale salmon color and there is a fine bead and soft mousse. The nose is an intriguing melange of wild strawberries, spices, and sea spray. The palate is salty and red-fruited, with layers of pinot fruit and a briny minerality. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Domaine Ballorin & F 2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay

Gilles Ballorin makes this beautiful Bourgogne Chardonnay from young vines in the lieu-dit "Le Chapitre" in Chenove, above Marsannay. Biodynamic farming and minimal SO2. The wine needs decantin or two hours open, then shows complex aromas of pear, apricot, citrus, almond and stone with a bit of oak and herbal notes. The palate is dense and sapid with ripe pear, almond, wet stone and mineral flavors that continue in the long, opulent but firm finish. This shows the ripeness of the 2015 vintage, balanced by good acidity and earthy flavors. This will cellar nicely for another 5 years or so. Lovely wine. David Lillie

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Fichet 2016 Meursault Les Chevalières

Shallow limestone clay soils with limestone substrate. The 2016 Chevalières is positively incandescent. Lemon blossom, Meyer lemon peel, orange oil, sea spray on the nose. Great driving surf saline minerality and impeccable ripeness offering an array of citrus and stone fruit flavors on the palate. Pungently earthy and surgically precise. Incisively stony on the attack, with mouthwatering acidity and minerality, evolving into an expansive and galloping finish. Clearly young, and a bit coltish, but this has the nascent sophistication, complexity and pent-up energy to age for years. Absolutely delicious and a stellar Chevalières! Bravo, Jean-Philippe Fichet! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $105.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2016 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Mâcon-Villages from certified organic parcels - 50% from Viré-Clessé, the rest from Chardonnay and Montbellet, on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica. The 2016 Mâcon-Villages shows a lovely pale gold color, with aromas of pear, almond, grapefruit and green apple. The palate is refreshing and elegant with refreshing acidity and flavors of pear, stone, almond and creamy lemon. The finish is silky and long with ripe white fruits and wet stone flavors. This is a superb white Burgundy and a far cry from the normal negoce Macon wines. This versatile and delicious Chardonnay will accompany almost anything from the sea as well as white meats, Asian foods and mild cheeses.  Julien compares this vintage to 2010, which he opened for us last winter (Jan 2018) The wine was vibrant and delicious with terrific length, showing that cellaring this wine is a great option.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $82.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

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

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $45.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $45.99

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

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

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

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Chevrot 2016 Bourgogne Rouge

High-toned, floral and fresh with bright red fruit notes and zesty acidity. A wine of energy and lift rather than mass, this racy Bourgogne shows the buoyant nature of the difficult, but excellent 2016 vintage. Pablo Chevrot and his family make beautiful and fairly-priced Burgundy in every vintage, and are a great domaine for value.  Enjoy with roasted chicken, fricasséed mushrooms, tempura, or milder cheeses. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

De Montille 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Pèzerolles 1.5L

From 1.35 hectares of organically-farmed vines. The 2015 vintage is 50% whole cluster fermentation aged in 30% new barrels. Pèzerolles is always one of the silkier and suppler expressions of Pommard, with a fine core of stoniness within. In 2015 De Montille has released a beautiful example. The nose is exuberantly perfumed with intriguing aromas of violets, tea roses, and crunchy red berry fruit. The palate is bright and suffused with ripe red and black fruit flavors, notes of black tea, and spices with a discreet framing of some new oak. The vibrant fruit seems to dance over a deeply mineral core that integrates with time in the glass and culminates in a long, succulent, fresh finish. There's none of the roasted character of some of the 2015s, and this is deeply satisfying in its poise, energy, and balance. Bravo! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $329.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

De Montille 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

Located on the southern end of the village next to Clos des Chenes and above Champans, Taillepieds is the crown jewel of De Montille's Volnay vineyards. This steep, stony 1.51 hectare parcel produces deeply mineral and long-lived wines. The 2015 was fermented 100% whole cluster and offers a beautiful array of wild berry and floral aromas, with hints of black tea and exotic spices. In the mouth it shows pretty red cherry, wild strawberry, herb, and minerals on a medium-bodied palate with good sap and excellent energy following through a deeply stony finish. This is textbook Taillepieds and the overall impression is of perfume and stone. This should take 7-10 years to integrate and  drink beautifully for a decade after that.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

De Montille 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 1.5L

Located on the southern end of the village next to Clos des Chenes and above Champans, Taillepieds is the crown jewel of De Montille's Volnay vineyards. This steep, stony 1.51 hectare parcel produces deeply mineral and long-lived wines. The 2015 was fermented 100% whole cluster and offers a beautiful array of wild berry and floral aromas, with hints of black tea and exotic spices. In the mouth it shows pretty red cherry, wild strawberry, herb, and minerals on a medium-bodied palate with good sap and excellent energy following through a deeply stony finish. This is textbook Taillepieds and the overall impression is of perfume and stone. This should take 7-10 years to integrate and  drink beautifully for a decade after that.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $349.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $199.99

Voillot, Joseph 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans

Dark ruby robe. A melange of red and black fruit, forest floor and freshly turned earth on the nose with a faint whiff of anise and mustard seed. The midweight and concentrated palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, and animale flavors, underlain with a deeply mineral core and a long mouthwatering, moderately tannic, expansive finish. This is fabulous Champans and what it may lack in overt polish, it makes up in mineral frankness and lift. This should age effortlessly and is cracking traditional Burgundy! Voillot’s 2016s are not to be missed! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $129.99

Cote-de-Nuit

Burguet, Alain 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes

Dark ruby robe. Tightly wound, black-fruited on the nose, with aromas of game, iron, violets, black cherry, and blackberry giving way to loamy soil notes and wood smoke. Great sense of sauvage wildness—unmistakably Gevrey. The palate isincisive on the attack with punchy minerality giving way to dark fruit flavors, notes of grilled meat, mustard seed, and a sapid earthiness on the long, deeply-pitched, concentrated finish. Great acidity and savory notes lend drive and lift to this pitch-perfect Gevrey. The wine is delicious with a burger, but holds plenty of complexity to accompany game birds, daube, or braised rabbit. Decant now to enjoy the nascent complexity, better still, cellar for 7-10 years and beyond. Burguet does sensational Gevrey at the village level, that rises to 1er Cru quality and offers great value to those who love the wild and earthy face of the appellation. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Chauvenet 2014 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

From a .41 hectare parcel planted in 1940 and 1984. Les Vaucrains is situated upslope of the premier crus Les St. Georges and Les Cailles in the middle portion of Nuits St. Georges. The soils are a blend of brown clay, limestone, sand, and rock producing vigorous, powerful, and elegant wines of great ageablity. Vigneron Christoph Drag says of the climat, “the fat clays make it hard to work the earth.” Domaine Chauvenet’s 2014 Vaucrains has a darker robe than Les Perrières. The nose is effusive, offering a kaleidoscopic mélange of black fruit aromas, cassis, brown spices, game and iron; over time notes of crushed blackberry, grilled meat, and wet stone emerge. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied and supple, offering flavors of ripe blackberry, Italian plum, iodine, game, and wood smoke on a long, layered, and mouth-watering finish. There is plenty of power and intensity here, without a sense of weight; deft acidity offers a sense of lift and freshness. This is a beautiful and complex Vaucrains and exciting wine in the making, with a sensational interplay of pure, ripe fruit and savory minerality. While one could enjoy this now, it has the structure and balance to age harmoniously for years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Côte de Nuits Villages Queue de Hareng

The vines are in the lieu-dit "Queue de Hareng" below an old quarry at the top of the slope in Brochon, next to Fixin 1er Cru "la Perrière," on shallow red/brown soils of mountain silt and limestone pebbles over the limestone bedrock. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentations with minimal SO2. The 2015 Jane et Sylvain Côte de Nuits-Villages is a superb and unusual Burgundy showing intense aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry with rose leaf, brown spice and herbal notes as well as dusty stone and mineral smells which are typical of this vineyard. With aeration the aromas become more pure and fruit-driven and the palate shows lovely black cherry, strawberry and red currant fruit, quite dense and ripe, with a finish that's extraordinarily long and pure. Decant 4 to 6 hours in advance if drinking now, or cellar for 3 to 5 years and drink till 2027. Highly recommended for those who enjoy some minerals in their Burgundy!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $189.99

Germany

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

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic

Brand 2017 Pfalz Riesling Feinherb 1L

Made from organic estate-grown Riesling, along with grapes sourced from their Uncle (also organic), this is a liter of off-dry deliciousness! Refreshingly juicy flavors of fresh nectarine, strawberry lemonade, lime zest, apricot, and crystalline acidity to balance the touch of sweetness. Pair with any spicy cuisine or your next backyard BBQ! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white off-dry
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Koch, Holger 2017 Baden Bickensohler Scheibenhardt Weissburgunder

Holger Koch makes some of the most elegant wines in the Baden region (located in southwest Germany). Working mostly with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc, he's been making wines with a singular finesse in a region where the co-op is king. The Scheibenhardt Weissburgunder is Pinot Blanc grown on a southwest-facing terrace (loess and volcanic soils) at 350 meters above sea level. Grapes are hand-harvested, ferment spontaneously, and the wine ages on the lees for seven months in a 1200L barrel. Flabby this is not—deeply mineral and floral on the nose, grass, apricot, apple blossom, the palate has a distinct saline cut and bright minerality to balance the radiant pear, green strawberry, and lemon zest with a delicate herbal bitterness. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Koehler-Ruprecht 2016 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Kabinett Trocken

Hailing from their Saumagen vineyard, south to southeast-facing with a blend of predominately limestone with marl, the must spontaneously ferments and ages in used, German oak of various sizes. Fragrant with white flowers and spearmint, the palate is linear and very dry, herbal with notes of yellow apricot, peach skin, and tart lemon juice on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Koehler-Ruprecht 2016 Pfalz Weisser Burgunder Kabinett Trocken

While we love the Rieslings from Koehler-Ruprecht in Kallstadt, Pfalz, they also make magic with Weissburgunder (and Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, you get the picture)! 40 to 50-year-old vines planted on calcareous soils (Annaberg, Steinacker vineyards), fermentation is in stainless tank and the wine ages in used wood. Just shy of medium-bodied with piquant notes of sour orange oil, quince, and tropical flavors of ripe pineapple and young ginger, rounded out by subtle creaminess. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $55.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $55.99

  • 24 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gin

  • gin
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Glassware

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Italy Piedmont

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Conterno, Giacomo 1999 Barolo Riserva Monfortino

Decanted for 5 hours: pale rim, nice bright core; the nose floral, tar and cocoa — tight; on the palate ripe black cherry, tannic / chewy, dense — lots of extract; very full bodied but balanced; great finish — a burst of fruit at the end that reminds me of the La Tache ‘peacock’s tail’ — at any rate a rare phenomenon. After 72 hours: the wine has really opened up — all of the elements are more evident; it all marries together beautifully — this is clearly a great wine — one for the record books. JW

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $999.99

Conterno, Giacomo 2003 Barolo Cascina Francia

There's no '03 Monfortino, so all of the fruit went to the Cascina Francia — and it's a wine that transcends the vintage. When you have a wine that will age for 20+ years, who needs Monfortino? The wine is rich, dark, concentrated, but shows none of the aggressive tannin and tomato-y fruit that's so common in 2003. I think it's a classic in the making — but it needs a lot of time in your cellar. JW

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2011 Barolo Riserva

A very fine and very complete wine. Balanced, savory, with super-elegant tannins, this needs some real time in the cellar. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
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  • Organic
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Sandri, Elio 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo

The 2016 Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo had a ruby to garnet robe. Fine rose petals, black cherry, cherry stone, hints of iron, spice and game. The mid-weight palate offers the classic flavors of cherry and rose water, succulent acidity, and dried violets with dusty ripe tannins. This has good concentration and drive with corresponding weight and is a fine pairing with wild mushroom risotto and an even more felicitous pairing with a sliver of Taleggio. Cascina Disa is rather quickly becoming one of my go-to Langhe growers and Elio Sandri a bright talent. John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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Italy Tuscany

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Italy White

  • white sparkling off-dry
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Loire

Baudry 2016 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

The Baudry Chinon "Domaine" is always one of our favorite reds from the Loire Valley and it's a sensational value as well.   All Cabernet Franc of course, a blend of 75% from a parcel in St. Louans, where the thin sandy clay over limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, with 25% from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. Organic farming, 2 week wild-yeast fermentation, aging in 5 to 10 year-old barrels or cement vats, bottled two Springs after harvest, with minimal added SO2, unfiltered. The Baudrys are making elegant, soulful, natural wines from their superb terroirs in Chinon. The 2016 Cuvée Domaine is a beautiful wine, showing a deep black/red color with complex aromas of black raspberry and red currant with musk, earth, violet and black pepper. On the palate the elegant black and red fruits are joined by cocoa, bitter chocolate, plum skin and intense mineral flavors that are framed in firm acidity. The texture is silky, yet earthy and stony with a bracing mineral finish  and the lingering memory of bright red fruits. In other words, it's a delicious Chinon that will benefit from aeration or a few years in the cellar. Hold a few bottles until 2040 for a nice surprise. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2017 Chinon Les Granges

From 25 to 30 year-old vines on gravel and sandy soils over clay near the Vienne river. This "basic" cuvée from Bernard and Matthieu Baudy 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. The wine shows aromas of ripe red currant and cassis with hints of violet, citrus, earth, graphite, pepper and herbs. The palate is quite mineral with firm stony acids underlying lush, chalky berry fruits, and is beautifully balanced at 12% alcohol. Quite structured for "les Granges," this is delicious now, served cool, with roast chicken, white meats, charcuterie and mild cheeses and will imporve with 3 to 5 years of aging.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bellivière 2013 Coteaux du Loir L'Effraie

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

  • white
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Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2017 Vin de France Vercheny

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme and Thierry Puzelat used to co-helm a négociant project (aptly named Puzelat-Bonhomme) for a number of years until Thierry had to take on full responsibility of his family's estate, Clos du Tue-Bœuf. Luckily, Pierre-O was poised to take over the reins fully and continues to produce delectable wines from the Cheverny/Touraine region in the Loire. Pierre-O currently works ten hectares and still sources some fruit from trusted friends, also working organically. This vintage of the Vercheny (an anagram of Cheverny) is 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay. Grapes are hand-harvested, whole cluster fermentation occurs in vat, and the wine ages for at least six months in used 500L barrels. A spectrum of red fruits present on the nose, with fresh red cherries slowly evolving into cherry candy syrup as your nose lingers in the glass. This comes alongside initial notes of seaweed, raspberry seeds, and savory cheese rind. The wine is bright with acidity and a touch of structure framing juicy red raspberries, strawberies, cherries and tangy red apple skin on the lingering finish. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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Coulaine 2015 Chinon Bonaventure

This Cabernet Franc from Chateau de Coulaine is a lovely wine. Coming from 15-year old organically farmed grapes planted on yellow tuffeau stone and sandstone, the wine displays a nice structure of minerality, acidity and elegant tannin. The grapes are fermented with native yeast and aged in large oak barrels with small addition of sulfur at bottling. With a beautiful bouquet of pyrazine, black raspberry, dark cherry, white pepper, rose and savory notes, the wine has a fine energy with a luscious texture. Enjoy this wine with duck, grilled meat, stews or nutty cheeses.  Caroline Coursant             

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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  • white sweet
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Landron, Jo 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le Fief du Breil

Jo Landron's Fief du Breil is from a beautiful walled vineyard sloping towards the Sevre, with clay, sand and quartz stones over a bedrock of orthogneiss. The vines average 40 to 50 years of age, the vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and gives very low yields. This beautiful twine needs aeration or decanting, then shows aromas of grapefrit skin, pear, lime-flower, candied citrus and almond. The palate is perfectly balanced - showing ripe white fruits, almond, anise and stone flavors with firm acidity and pronounced flavors of stone and saline mineral. This is a bit more forward than the granite based wines - really superb as a young wine served with shellfish, grilled fish and roast chicken. As usual with great Muscadet it will age beautifully and pair with monkfish, lobster and goat cheeses. Very little was imported, don't miss it!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

Les Capriades NV Vin de France Méthode Ancestrale Pet'Sec

An austere, mineral-driven pet-nat from Pascal Potaire, "Les Capriades" is made mostly from Chenin Blanc and a touch of Cabernet Franc. Touraine's limestone soils are on full display in this bottling. Aromas of crushed seashells and lemon zest will have you craving oysters on cue. The body is crackling with vibrant, tart acidity and a crunchy mineral texture that ushers the citrus notes over to a beautiful sweet note that rounds everything into a powerful finish. A wonderful wine that we highly recommend. Amanda Bowman

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Luneau-Papin 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "L" d'Or Granit Vallet

The superb Luneau-Papin "L d'Or" is from 45 year-old Melon de Bourgogne vines on a parcel of "Granite a deux micas" in Vallet on a south-facing slope. The wine shows a pale gold color and aromas of pear, green apple, almond, lemon confit, lime-flower and wet stone. The palate is dense and crystalline with saline acidity underlying flavors of dried pear, anise, flint and citrus zest with hints of melon and almond. The finish is long with silky pear and earthy citrus fruit and lingering saline acidity. This is very similar to the superb 2014 - it's a breathtaking Muscadet to drink now with oysters, grilled lobster, broiled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses, it will go through a marvelous evolution over the next twenty years and accompany fish in sauce, chicken with morels and older goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Morines"

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines in a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river Maine. The granite here  (granite de Château-Thébaud) is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. The grapes are hand harvested, fed into the press by gravity and undergo a one to two month fermentation with wild yeasts. The wine ages "sur-lie" for 30 months with regular battonage, contributing to the complex aromatics and richness of the wine.  The 2015 Chateau Thébaud is a gorgeous wine, showing a bright pale gold color with ripe aromas of candied citrus, melon, pear, honeysuckle, wet stone, almond and licorice. The palate is silky and quite rich for a Muscadet, with white and yellow fruits, citrus and mineral flavors, with hints of anise and licorice emerging, with the firm acidity in the background. This very young wine is delicous now, but please decant or open well in advance. This reminds me of the 2009, which is drinking beautifully in 2018. Serve with oysters and fish such as sole, cod and halibut, white meats as well, great with goat cheeses. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon, François 2015 Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé

François and Julien Pinon make some of the finest sparkling wines in the Loire Valley. The superb Brut Non-Dosé comes from 45 year-old Chenin Blanc vines on Turonien limestone with topsoils of clay with silex. The fermentation lasts 4 to 6 weeks without added yeast or sugar. 2015 is a beautiful year for this wine as the good weight and density of the vintage are balanced by firm acidity, contributing to the elegance and structure of this cuvée. The wine shows aromas of citrus peel, pear, green apple brioche, fines herbes, white flowers and stone, really quite elegant. The palate is creamy and dense, with pear, parsnip(?), stone, anise, mineral, herbal and bitter lemon flavors on the palate. (Sorry for the overwrought description, but the wine is extraodinary!) The mousse is fine and refreshing and there is fabulous length of white fruits and stone flavors lingering in the finish. This very young wine is superb now but is a great candidate for extended aging - for twenty years or more - a few years ago we tasted a 1976  Pinon Brut that was sensational!  This is very highy recommended! David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vacheron 2017 Sancerre

Domaine Vacheron is one of the few organic and Biodynamic estates in Sancerre. The 2017 is from 30 to 50 year-old vines on both chalk and silex hillside parcels. The grapes are hand-harvested, the fermentation is wth wild yeasts and the wine is aged in tank. The wine shows a pale bronze color and subtle armoas of pear, quince, lime-flower  and stone with a bit more ripeness than the 2016. The palate is silky and crisp, showing stone and mineral flavors that underly white fruits, citrus peel, almond and mineral flavors, leading to a very clean, long and refreshing finish. Light enough to pair well with oysters, this will accompany any mild flavored fish or chicken dish and goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • $18.99

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
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

Guillot Broux 2017 Bourgogne Marisa

Marie and Isabel are two young aspiring winemakers from France and the US respectively. They've been working together at Domaine Guillot Broux and this year had the opportunity to make their own special cuvee! 85% Gamay and 15% Pinot Noir, with nice pleasing acidity and fine ripe berry fruit. No oak, just pure varietal and terroir expression! Eben Lillie

  • red
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Vignes du Maynes (Julien Guillot) 2017 Mâcon Rouge Cuvée 910

The Cuvee 910 is back! This special cuvée is a commemoration of eleven hundred years of winemaking, the vineyards in the Clos des Vignes du Maynes having been planted around AD 900 and wine first produced for the Abbey of Cluny around 910. This "medieval" wine is a field blend of Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Noir, including the old varieties Gamay Petit Grain and Pinot Fin. The grapes were transported in carts pulled by Charolais bulls, then pressed by foot, vinified and aged without sulfur and bottled by hand in the spring.   In 2016, Cuvee 910 was about 50% Chardonnay (it's normally around 25%) because the Guillots had no Gamay due to frost and hail. Now the Gamay has returned to the party and we couldn't be happier! The palate is light but loaded with ripe, pure berry fruit backed by citrusy acids. Zippy, refreshing and very gulpable, with subtle notes of hibiscus tea, and tart berries. Due to some fluke, we unfortunately didn't get mags this time around, so we'd recommend stocking up on this gleeful wine! Although this is always a light, delicate wine, the 2017 weighs in at a whopping 12% alcohol - it's a gorgeous wine that should gain complexity with time, perhaps three to five years (or more?) but it's much too delicious right now to consider cellaring. Zero added SO2.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. Europe

Didgori 2017 Georgia Racha Sakipiano

On a Winter's night Giorgi Kipiani's "Sakipiano" plucked each note from a warm bowl of borsch with the fathomless pitch of horsehair drawn across taut steel. While the bitter undertones of dill were sweetened by the succulent black cherry of the illustrious Aleksandrouli , the earthy flavors of boiled potatoes and beetroot plunged into the inky depths of the tart Mujuretuli. The blend caused the imagination to hover over the Rioni river basin where the Racha village seems to sit upon roots as deep as the surrounding snow-capped mountains. It is here that the young Kipiani works his family's vines, by hand in rhythm with the surrounding fauna. The wine is buried in Kvevri and finally bottled with no additions. At 12% abv this wine is deceptively "light." A soulful bottle from the foothills of Western Georgia. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $27.99

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
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  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. France

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Domaine des Mathouans NV Vin de France Macaline

"MacAline" is Aline Hock's wine of Macabeu grown biodynamically on the black schist terroirs of the Agly Valley associated with Roussillon's Maury region. Aromatically rich and pungent (as fuller-bodied and higher alcohol Macabeu tends to be), it shows generous ripe citrus, honey and dried apricot on the nose. Given the fruit-driven intensity of the aromatics, its full-bodied palate is surprisingly nutty and savory, with notes of almond intermingled with dried apricot, finishing with iodine and sea salt. Drink with crab, shrimp and grits, cheddar cheeses, or bacon-wrapped dates.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans NV Vin de France Mine de Rien

This wine from Aline Hock in the Agly Valley of Roussillon is produced from the Muscat grown biodynamically on schist soils. Vinified on the skins, it pours a hazy yellow in the glass. On the nose it bursts with classic Muscat aromas: orange blossom, fresh grapes, honeydew melon and chamomile. "Mine de Rien" is full-bodied and shows bright mandarin orange, minerality and a gentle herbal note on the palate and finishes dry and saline. The wine has an exciting tension between density and bright citrus and salinity, complemented by its exuberantly fruit and flower driven aromatic character. Drink now with lighter Mediterranean food or warmly spiced chicken dishes: think olives and feta, tagines, or even jerk chicken. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans NV Vin de France Muscachou

"Mus'Cachou" is an off-dry expression of Muscat produced from grapes grown biodynamically on the schist terroir of Roussillon's Agly Valley. Extremely aromatic, this wine shows bright lychee, crushed sweet grape, and freshly pressed orange juice. The palate is dense and honeyed with mandarin orange, candied almond, and fig; opulent at first, the wine finishes with clean bitter orange and fresh acidity. Open after dinner with a cheese course that features highly flavorful cheese like Roquefort or Gorgonzola, or with fruit or cheese-based desserts. This natural, low-sulfur, off-dry wine shows best immediately after opening, and should be served quite cool. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominique Lucas (Vignes de Paradis) 2015 Savoie Chasselas Quintessence

A terrific value from Haut-Savoie! "Quintessence" is made from 100% organic chasselas sourced for Dominique Lucas' new négociant project. A simple and immensely pleasurable wine with summery aromas of wildflower honey, bergamot, and golden fruit. The palate is light and fresh with exquisite mineral tension beneath subtle flavors of apricot and alpine herbs. The finish is persistent, salty and delicately mineral. A lovely wine to serve as an apero or pair with salads, white fish, or ham sandwiches. Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 41 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $53.99

Laguerre 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

"Le Ciste" is named after a flowering bush that grows around the Laguerre's steep, organic vineyards in Saint-Martin de Fenouillet. The 2016 is made from equal parts Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle (Vermentino), Grenache Blanc and a small addition of Macabeu. Each parcel is hand-harvested, the grapes are fermented separately with native yeasts and raised in used demi-muid. This superlative cuvée is a fascinating showcase of the Roussillon's mighty terrior. The acidic soils of decomposed granite give this wine excellent mineral tension that deepens with time in bottle. Aromas are intricately woven with notes of bright lemon oil, verbena, sage, and salty seashells. The palate is supple and round with generous flavors of pear, white flowers, thyme, and almond framed by pure mineral acidity. This is a fantastic wine that is delicouis now but will develop a beautiful honeyed texture and rich flavors after 5-10 years in bottle. Eric recommends pairing this with sardines on toast, goat cheeses, and roasted chicken. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

"Le Ciste" is named after a flowering bush that grows around the Laguerre's steep, organic vineyards in Saint-Martin de Fenouillet. The 2016 is a layered blend of de-stemmed and whole cluster Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvèdre from soils of decomposed granite and gneiss. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented separately and aged for 12 months in barrel, then assembled in fiber tank before bottling with minimal added sulfur. This vintage is evocative of the 2014 with softer, finer tannins compared to the robust 2015. The aromas are complex and redolent of savory herbs (thyme, garrigue), game, black peppercorn, blood orange, and dark chocolate. The palate is balanced with mouth-coating, powdery tannins, dried herbs, black pepper, and an energetic, long mineral finish from the granite soils. Best served with a slight chill alongside grilled meat, charcuterie, cheese, or veggies roasted with Moroccan spices. This is drinking well now, but should be even better in 5-8 years.  Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

Eric Laguerre's "Eos Rouge" is an elegant blend of 80% Grenache from 40-year-old gobelet-trained vines, with some Carignan and Syrah from soils of decomposed granite, gneiss, and some veins of quartz. Like "Le Passage," the grapes are fermented in fiber tanks with native yeasts for about two weeks, then aged in concrete. The 2017 is strikingly pure-fruited, with vibrant strawberry and red cherry aromas underpinned by earthy spice, red-currant, and bitter chocolate notes. The peppery tannins and mineral acidity from the high mountain clime form its exquisite structure (Eric says that after 2 years in bottle, you might think it's Pinot Noir). This is a balanced wine that should pair wonderfully with grilled sausages, lentils, or goat cheeses. Open an hour before serving if drinking now, or hold for up to 10 years. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $35.99

Lapuyade 2016 Jurançon Sec

Chateau Lapuyade produces this courtly Sec from their lush, Biodynamic estate in the foothills of the Pyrenées -- the formation of which created the unique conglomeration of calcareous stones and gravel deposits beneath the sandy clay topsoil of the Jurançon, south of Pau. The 2016 is based on the dynastic white grapes, Gros and Petit Manseng, which are fermented dry as the hot winds coursing over the mountains from Spain. The nose is resplendent with faraway notes of pineapple and cinnamon, framed by ripened Bosc pear, almond, and lemon pith. Sophisticated and self-possessed, the palate offers tropical citrus and undertones of quince and brown spice. The finish persists with piquant lemon notes and lingers on a bed of dense minerals. A mesmerizing wine befitting a variety of cheeses, especially sheep’s milk, roast chicken breast, or fish in sauces. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

Les Fouques 2017 Côtes de Provence La Londe

Domaine les Fouques has been 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 Provencal 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
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV Cotes du Jura Cremant

Made from 100% Chardonnay grown in the same vineyard as Les Molates and fermented entirely in stainless steel before spending twelve to sixteen months on lees, this is a serious first foray into the sparkling wines from Domaine des Marnes Blanches. All of the base wine is from the 2014 vintage and this is the first year that this has been released without dosage. The nose is bright with honeysuckle, mango, and lime flower. On the palate it has a fine mousse with an almost toothsome texture; it is bone dry with hints of marmalade, exotic fruit, and a fresh, zesty acidity. This is simply the perfect apéritif. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 43 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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

Now we go a step further: the Fromont’s Crémant Reserve is also 100% Chardonnay, but sourced from a parcel of old vines that was planted in 1955 in soil rich with white marl. The base wine is entirely from the 2013 vintage (all of the base wines they use are single vintage; they do not use reserve wine) and is fermented partially in stainless steel before being racked to neutral barrique. This spends a minimum of 24 months on the lees, and is also bottled with zero dosage. It is stony and deep, with hints of orange peel and blossom; apricots and marzipan come forward with time in the glass. It is more broad and textured on the palate, with orchard fruit, sea salt, and a deep, borderline savory minerality. Long, elegant, and immensely drinkable. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Pauline & Geraud Fromont) 2016 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay En Quartre Vis

"En Quartre Vis" (topped-up Chardonnay) is sourced from a few different parcels, all of them vinified separately in neutral barrel then  blended together in stainless steel tank before bottling with minimal added sulfur. The robe is a cheerful lemon color in the glass and offers vivid aromas of clementine, fresh mint, honey, and crisp apple skins. The body is light and nervy with taut acidity beneath layers of tangy citrus and salted melon on the long finish. The flavors continued to evolve on the second day; this wine should shine in 3 years. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Pauline & Geraud Fromont) 2016 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Les Molates

"Les Molates" is a bright and honeyed, topped-up Chardonnay that comes from the Fromont's younger vines (around 35-years-old) planted in red marl under limestone in Sainte-Agnès. After a direct press, the wine is allowed to ferment spontaneously, and is then aged in neutral oak for 18 months before bottling with minimal added sulfur. The robe is a golden straw color in the glass and the aromas offer a sweet vernal freshness with notes of white flower, beeswax, lemon meringue, and chamomile. On the palate, the body is leaner than past vintages with delicate citrus acidity carrying notes of ripe yellow apple over a pleasing, salty mineral finish. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Pauline & Geraud Fromont) 2016 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Levrette

"Levrette" is a topped-up Chardonnay from older vines (around 60-years-old) from the Fromont's limestone and Gryphées (fossil-rich) soils in the Vincelles vineyard. After direct press, they allow the wine to spontaneously ferment, then age in old oak for 18 months before bottling with minimal added sulfur. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Pajot, Domaine de 2018 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

A nice, very crisp white from Gascogne. Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Columbard and Gros Manseng. Hand-harvested, certified organic, with subtle tropical and citrus notes. 

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $8.99

  • Organic

Tissot 2011 Arbois Vin Jaune La Vasée

North-facing parcel on Trias soil. La Vasée is silkier and creamier than Tissot's other Vin Jaunes, and has almost a salty and oily feel. Nice structure, with a subtle nutty and almost whiskey-like finish.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2015 Arbois Savagnin (Sous Voile)

Stephane Tissot's 2015 Savagnin spends 3 years on its lees, 6 months in barrel, then 2.5 years under the veil and shows all of the jaunty, ebullience of youth: so pure, expressive, and confident in its place in the world. So new that upon the first nosing, one can easily conjure the tranquil Cuisance river and nutty Comte from its hometown of Arbois. It is so like its maker, Stephane, bursting with energy and detailed information about where it's from. The ripe vintage is a flavor circus of winter citrus, nutty cheese, crème brûlée, and wild strawberries. The finish is propelled by quince spice and salty stones, and persists like a commercial airliner on a generous runway. An exceptional wine from an exceptional producer. A wine that we will eagerly greet again in 15-20 years. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $55.99

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $62.99

  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $38.99

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $16.99

Calabretta, Cataldo 2013 Cirò Classico Superiore Rosso

The Greeks started producing wine in Cirò about 3,000 years ago and used to offer it to winners of the ancient Olympics. The Calabretta family has been growing grapes in this part of Calabria for four generations, but in 2008 Cataldo and his sisters Maria and Michela decided to start their own estate and refurbish the family cellar. Cirò Rosso Classico is made from 100% Gaglioppo, which is the main grape variety of the production zone of Cirò DOC. Their vineyards are situated on rolling hills of limestone and clay about 50 meters above sea level. The harvest takes place at the end of September. There are 14 days of skin maceration, fermentation takes place using wild yeasts, the wine then matures for 10 months in glazed concrete tanks and seven months in the bottle. The Rosso is very earthy and gamey with lots of black plums and cherries. After about three hours, it really opened up with hints of mushroom and violets. Definitely pair it with strong flavors like Chicken Marsala, Braised Beef Ragu with Garlic Polenta, or Porcini Mushroom Risotto. Christine Manula

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $26.99

Le Strie 2014 Rosso di Valtellina

Azienda Agricola Le Strie is a tiny property located in Valtellina, composing a little over 1 hectare of vines located in Sassella and Valgella subzones, producing around 7,500 bottles annually. The grapes are farmed organically, hand-harvested, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. The subsequent wine ages for about 18 months in large botti. The Le Strie Rosso di Valtellina has a wonderful nose of raspberries, red and black cherries, red plum, rose, and crushed violets. The palate is precise, at once delicate and lifted, but also carrying intensity, with soft tannins and bright acidity. With a hint of earthiness, this wine worked beautifully with a mushroom risotto, but I wouldn't hesitate pairing it with a Thanksgiving feast! Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $21.99

Terraquilia 2016 Lambrusco dell'Emilia Falconero Zero

Terraquilia makes this sparkling red from a blend of mostly Lambrusco Grasparossa and a touch of Malbo Gentile added in to give the wine more power and structure. The wines are made with indigenous yeasts, are neither  fined nor filtered, with very small amounts of added sulfites.  This Falco "Zero" is made sparkling using the ancestral method and the wine is left resting on its lees for several months before being disgorged by hand, leaving the wines with "zero" sediment. The wine is a deeply-colored ruby red with a beautiful purple mousse. The nose is very aromatic with notes of crushed flowers, black currant, morello cherry, baking spices and turned earth. The palate is full-bodied, textured and dry with notes of blackberry, rhubarb, bramble, and red plum all wrapped around a core of rich tannins and a beautiful lifted acidity. This would make a great paring with hearty dishes such as herb-infused sausages, lasagna, barbecue ribs or stuffed pastas. Anna DeBeer

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

Misc. Spirits

  • herb liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • herb liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

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

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 4 in stock
  • $46.99

Portugal Table

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

Rhone

Banneret 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From vines averaging 80 years-old. The 2015 Banneret Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a translucent ruby robe. The nose offers an array of raspberry, plum, spice, and Provençal herb aromas, with hints of game. On the supple palate flavors of red fruits mingle with notes of black tea, spice, and anise. This has fine concentration and balances its ripe fruit with a savory mineral core on a long expansive finish. There's beautiful balance here and this should age effortlessly. An elegant and suave Châteauneuf and a tremendous value, highly recommended! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $52.99

Domaine des Amphores 2017 Condrieu La Côte

Domaine des Amphores has a small, steep hillside parcel on granite soils in Condrieu, organic since 2002 and now certified Biodynamic as well.  Philippe and Veronique Grenier have made a lovely 2017, 100% Viognier of course, showing a pale gold color and aromas of lime-flower, pear and peach, tea,  lemon zest, almond and hay. The palate is dense and sapid, perfectly balanced with a firm center of mineral and stone flavors underlying apricot and pear fruit with almond and citrus. Rather full-bodied for a Condrieu but not in a cloying way, this should open up nicely over the next few years - serve with fish in sauce, Asian foods and white meats or as a superb aperitif with foie gras, pâtés and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Amphores 2017 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Detour Blanc

The Detour Blanc is a a beautiful blend of Roussanne, Clairette from 50 year-old vines, and Marsanne from the Collines Rhodaniennes. The nose is fresh, floral and lively with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, white peach, honeysuckle and acacia. The palate is ripe and full but with nice saline minerals, with citrus confit, dried fruits, pear, apple and honeysuckle. The finish is long dense and balanced, making this a lovely aperitif wine and a great combination with appetizers, full-flavored fish dishes, white meats, salads and mild cheeses. Just a delicious wine and a fabulous value! David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Amphores 2017 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Syrah "Les Iris"

From 100% Syrah in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting, in the early 90's, and now  Biodynamic  as well. The 2017 "Les Iris" Syrah shows lovely ripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cherry with citrus and earth. The palate is elegant, with cool acidity and lush black raspberry and cherry fruit, with a fresh earthy finish with mineral and red fruit flavors. This a very versatile wine to serve cool with chicken, pork and mild cheeses or to sip by itself, slightly chilled. It's  an authentic and delicious wine and a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Amphores 2017 Saint-Joseph Blanc 'Altitude 300'

Since its inception in 1992, Philippe and Véronique Grenier have practiced organic farming on their tiny estate in Chavanay, in the AOC Saint-Joseph just south of Condrieu. Their 2017 "Altitude 300" is a beautiful white Saint-Joseph made from 80% Roussanne and 20% Marsanne.The wine shows subtle, fresh Roussanne aromas of pear,  almond, hay, bitter lemon, stone and  lime-flower. The palate is refreshing and bright with creamy citrus, pear, apricot, thyme, flint and stone, with nice density and length and firm acidity. Drink now with fish  in sauce, chicken and white meats and cow cheeses. A lovely wine and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Amphores 2017 Saint-Joseph Les Sept Lieus

(From young vines, planted in the 90's, always organic, and from parcels of old vines, converted to organic, in Chavanay, below Condrieu) Philippe and Veronique Grenier have always farmed organically and now they are certified Biodynamic as well, bringing the quality even higher at this wonderful small estate. 2017 is a great vintage for the domain's "regular" cuvée, now called "les Sept Lieux." The wine shows ripe aromas of blackberry, black plum, blueberry, violet, mint and spice with meat, earth and mineral notes. The palate is dense and well balanced, not a fruit bomb, but with a core of red and black fruits, earth and citrus with a long cool finish of earthy black fruit and firm acidity. While it's delicious now, it should open up nicely over the next few years and drink well until 2025 - 2030. This is a great value in Saint-Joseph from the northern zone and is highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $12.49

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $13.99

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
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

Sake

Mutemuka Shuzo Muroka Nama Genshu

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

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Nigori
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • Shochu
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

Scotch Malts

Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year 750ml

Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay that specializes in mostly unpeated or very lightly peated whiskies. On the other hand, they are masters of sherry cask aging, and the dried fruit, toffee and baking spice quality of this malt integrates perfectly with its coastal, slightly saline character. Terrific value for a Scotch single malt of this age and quality. Oskar Kostecki

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

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

Springbank 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

Springbank, located at the southern tip of the Campbeltown peninsula on the west coast, is one of our favorite distilleries. It's the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland and still performs all aspects of production and aging on site. Never chill-filtered, Springbank is an incredibly elegant whisky—the 15-year-old, matured in sherry casks, is a fine after-dinner dram full of sweet, rich flavors like dark chocolate and raisins.

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

South America

  • red
  • 49 in stock
  • $14.99

Viña González Bastías 2015 Maule Valley País

This Pais from the Maule valley south of Santiago is from a single vineyard planted over 200 years ago by the ancestors of the current winemaker Jose Luis Bastias. The grapes are pressed by hand over a "Zaranda," a traditional bamboo sieve, and then fermented in cement and aged in the family's old casks made from Rauli beech, a species native to Chile and the traditional method of aging. This wine has an incredible herbal nose. "Matorral" is the name for the main ecoregion in temperate Chile, a low, xeric shrubland of herbs and hardy bushes most of which are not found outside Chile. Thus, this wine has it's own, Chilean style of "garrigue", a sweet and sour, heady, intense, and pleasantly alien herbal character that comes from the native plants surrounding the vineyard. Wed to a dense dried plum character, this is a truly original style of wine from the of the oldest ungrafted vines in the world. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Blend Contrabandista

The Valdespino Contrabandista is an approachable Amontillado with overt nutty characteristics softened by just a bit of sweetness.  The wine is deeply perfumed, most distinctly with toasted walnuts,  lovely candied orange, sweet spice, and a touch of caramel.  Medium weight on the palate with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and a soft, almost creamy texture.  The flavors are again led by notes of toasted nuts but also showing more of a honeyed tone with citrus on the long finish.  This wine would pair easily with a Thanksgiving feast, showing enough power to stand up to turkey and gravy along with enough sweetness to fit with sweet potato casserole or a zesty cranberry sauce. It would also be a perfect partner for cheese or sweets after the meal. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy. Andy Paynter

  • white flor
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

Spain Table

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $22.99

Celler del Roure 2017 Valencia Cullerot Blanco

Celler de Roure is a small dynamic organic-certified estate located in the Denominación de Origen of Valencia, using indigenous grapes of the region, old traditional aging methods (stone lagars and amphorae), and native fermentation. Cullerot  (which means "tadpole") is a blend of several local grapes (Verdil, Macabeo,  Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, and Tortosina, among others) ranging from 15-70 years old, co-planted on sandy clay loam, at 600m altitude. Whole-clustered pressed, the grapes are fermented in tank and then aged in amphorae for six months. Technically an "orange wine", this fantastic wine is full of flavors and freshness with aromas of citrus, pineapple core, green apple, white floral, earth and brioche. Textural with a hint of tannin, the wine is vibrant with good acidity and length. A delicious orange wine to enjoy by itself or with roasted chicken, jambalaya or Salade Niçoise. Caroline Coursant  

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

MicroBio Wines (Ismael Gozalo) 2017 Castilla y León Nieva Correcaminos Rose

This is a fun, delicious rosé from Ismael Gozalo, known for his superb Verdejo wines, first for Bodegas Ossian and now under the MicroBio label. For this rosé, Tempranillo is pressed directly into stainless steel for fermentation and blended later with a bit of Verdejo, with no addition of sulfur at any stage. This wine is more dense and ripe than its predecessor due to the frost that affected most of Ismael's vineyards. Intense, juicy flavors of dark and red berry fruit, stone fruit and ripe cherry mingled with sun-warmed rocks. On the palate, the wine has a beautiful structure to lend freshness. Pair this wine with Peking duck, Thai food, barbecued meats or drink it by itself! Caroline Coursant 

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Peciña, Hermanos de 2013 Rioja Crianza

This 2013 Crianza from Peciña is an elegant and fruit-driven vintage. With aromas of spice, vanilla, and light tobacco on the nose, the palate displays a full, textured body of dark cherry and red plum fruit notes with tomato and green pepper undertones, bright acidity, and supple tannins. A delicious wine at a great price! Enjoy with roasted lamb, pork chops and nutty cheese. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $18.99

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros La Escalera Garnacha

La Escalera is a delicious Garnacha wine from 70-year-old vines planted on decomposed granitic sands on steep terraces in San Bartolomé de Pinares at 1,100m altitude (with a touch of 100-year old vines from Cebreros). With 10% stem inclusion, the wine is fermented and aged in used French barrels for 9 months. With juicy red berry, crunchy dark cherry and red plum, the wine is luscious with an enjoyable simplicity. A  great example of the Gredos for a great price, this Garnacha wine shows off a precise structure of smooth tannin, good acidity and bright minerality. Enjoy without moderation! Pair this wine with grilled steak, pork tenderloin, roasted lamb or with vegetable lasagna. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $22.99

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

Mezcal Tosba Dua Warash Oaxaca

The agave that Edgar calls Warash is most likely indigenous to the Sierra Norte Mountains. At least the folks at the Consejo Regulador de Mezcal down in Oaxaca City seem to think so, as they have never seen anything like it anywhere else. Edgar first encountered a solitary plant as he was walking in the mountains and became intrigued. After monitoring this sole agave, he was able to obtain seeds, and propagate it on a wider scale. After a few attempts at distilling it, this year Mezcal Tosba has finally been able to release the first ever commercial batch of Warash! This is a truly knockout mezcal and unlike anything I've ever tasted. Wave after wave of roasted pineapple, red berry fruit, wild raspberries, lime zest and a green, herbal character. Extravagant yet balanced, there is beautiful viscosity on the palate and almost a honeyed edge. To tame the raw distillate, Edgar rested this batch in glass for a year and a half, and only 180 bottles were produced in this first batch. Having tasted it at the palenque and then again in New York, I can safely say it is one of the best mezcals I have tried this year. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

Amplify 2017 Santa Ynez Valley Pink Flag

Amplify is the brainchild of Cameron and Marlen Porter, two lifelong Santa Barbara natives, who aspire to make expressive, structured, linear wines in as natural a manner as possible. 100% Counoise, the Pink Flag rose is not your typical easy drinking rose, as half of the wine was aged under a protective layer of flor, in a similar fashion to sherry. The wine aged under flor gives this a nutty, intense, saline quality, while the straight rose gives it roundness and pretty red fruit. This is not a weak or facile wine. Drink with marcona almonds, lobster, venison, or octopus. This wine is unfined and unfiltered, with no added sulfur until bottling. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $25.99

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

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $25.99

Broadside 2016 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Broadside is a project of very talented winemaker Chris Brock. The Cabernet is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrels, 10% of which are new. The resultant wine is remarkably fresh and full bodied with an interesting spicy character and plenty of bright, tangy dark fruit.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

Cooper Hill 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. This Pinot Noir is refreshing and ripe, with brambly raspberry and cherry fruit, baking spice, and earthy flavors.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

Edmunds St. John 2014 El Dorado County Barsotti Ranch Syrah

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

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  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

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  • 9 in stock
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Folk Machine 2017 Central Coast Gamay Noir Rose

Fresh, vibrant,  and light, this is bright and energizing, with loads of red fruit and a fine dusting of minerality. From gamay grown in Arroyo Seco taken directly to press with very little skin contact, this wine had a natural and cool fermentation. Light in color, with fresh cherries and raspberries bursting from the glass. Pair with honeydew melon, fried chicken sliders, or gazpacho. Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

Ghostwriter 2016 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

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

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

Inconnu 2017 Contra Costa County Sauvignon Blanc

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is primarily from one small parcel in Contra Costa County. Laura wanted to lend a bit more material to the wine so she did a staggered pick in a neighboring vineyard to supplement. Her goal was to find a style for Sauvignon Blanc that was not overtly tropical or citrusy. We think she did a great job! It's balanced, textured, and fresh. Drink with a chill, but perhaps not too cold, as there's nice weight to this Sauvignon Blanc that may be missed at ice cold temps.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2015 Willamette Valley Momtazi Pinot Noir

This is the bigger and more powerful offering from the Momtazi Vineyard, certified biodynamic. From some of the finest single blocks of the vineyard, this is denser and darker, though still crystalline. Blue fruits and dark spicy character on the nose transmute into gentle, husky, undergrowth patterns on the palate. Dense but somehow cozy as well, this wine has a wonderfully poised character, not too wild, but neither tame. Big enough to be had with braised lamb, or beef stew, but also a numinous metaphysical experience on its own. 410 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Ahurani McMinnville Pinot Noir

Sourced from the biodynamic-certified Momtazi Vineyard, the Ahurani Pinot Noir is named after a water goddess from Ancient Persia. Moe Momtazi, the owner of the Momtazi vineyard, is Iranian-American, having escaped the anti-wine Islamic regime in 1982. The Momtazi vineyard is a full biodynamic site, with livestock, medicinal herbs, orchards, and reservoirs. There are many springs on the site, providing all the water needs of the winery directly from the earth. This is a wonderfully intriguing wine, with fine cranberry fruit and a piney, underbrush character on the nose. Light and ethereal, but with rigid structure that portends long improvement in bottle. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir

Named in honor of a 15th century priestess and poet from Rajasthan, this wine is truly a transcendent poetic experience. Sourced from the Maresh vineyard, one of the oldest and most respected vineyards in Willamette Valley. As with all the 2017s, the nose has grand aromatic power, with elegant notes of crushed strawberry and spice attenuated into an elegant whole. Fermented spontaneously in used French oak barrels. This wine has a lot of structure, and will age for up to 10 years in the cellar. Well-knit silken tannins give a bigger structure to this wine than its color would portend, and will allow it to stand up to braised meats, coq au vin, or saucisson sec. A little smoky tension tells the secret of its volcanic soils. 662 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Kistler 1999 Russian River Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

Initially bit less effusive on the nose than the 1997; with air, aromas of wild blackberry, pomegranate, rose hip, and cherry pit with  hints of Lapsang souchong, five spice and a bit of wood toast emerge. The palate is a bit more resolved, with red cherry and raspberry liqueur and balsam flavors giving way to notes of game, exotic spices, and plum skin. The tannins are well knit and there's a lovely autumnal, sous-bois character, that has me thinking this would be  fine pairing with roasted quail or tagliatelle with wild mushrooms. I find myself surprised by the prettiness that overtakes the expected power on the wines. Overall, this is perhaps, softer and less driving than the 1997, but an intriguing, finely knit example of mellowed California Pinot Noir. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

United States White

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Enlightenment Wines NV Wildflower Honey Mead Nought

Disclaimer: this is not made from apples (but it is fantastic). Raphael Lyon, the man behind Enlightenment Wines, had been crafting some serious mead in Clintondale, NY for some time before he moved his operation to a small space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Made from wildflower honey and fermented to dryness, it sounds like something you may have had before, but Lyon’s process is anything but the norm. The wildflower honey is allowed to spontaneously ferment in used red wine barrels sourced from local wineries, with no SO2 added at any time, and is aged in barrel for one year before bottling. Though Raphael doesn’t advertise it, Nought is a single barrel release and will have subtle differences depending on what kind of honey is used (and where the honey is from) as well as other variances in the winemaking process. All of his meads are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Nought is heady on the nose with blossom, toasted coconut, honey-roasted walnut, red berry fruits, and bergamot. It is quite round on the palate with ample acidity and a vinous quality not found in many other meads. It finishes bone-dry with apricot, pineapple stalk, and a hint of orange peel. This is a seriously exciting foray into mead. Thanks, Raphael! Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc

This Pinot Blanc from the Freedom Hill Vineyard  is one of the better Pinot Blancs I've tasted coming from the Willamette Valley. Whole-cluster pressed after picking and fermented spontaneously in neutral Burgundy barrels, this wine has a fascinating richness that somehow does not translate into weight. Subtle floral aromatics coalesce into fine citric character on the palate. Serve as an apéritif, with lemon chicken, or moules frites. 324 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
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  • 53 in stock
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Vodka

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  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

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  • no discount
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  • no discount
  • $27.99

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  • no discount
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  • bourbon whiskey
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

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  • no discount
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  • no discount
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  • no discount
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  • rye whiskey
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