Alsace

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Geschickt 2014 Vin d'Alsace Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

When I was in Alsace, I visited our friend Christian Binner, and he told me about a long tradition in Alsace of making wines from a particular site, that were not varietal, but instead blends, meant to highlight the unique terroir of each vineyard - and in particular the Grand Crus.  Christian once asked his father about an old bottle in the family cellar that simply said "Ammerschwihr" and his father responded "oh your grandfather used to do that... don't worry about it." Along with a handful of other winemakers in Alsace, including Geschickt, there has been a newfound interest in this Alsatian tradition, and I'm personally very fascinated with it. The Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is 60% Gewurtztraminer, 30% Riesling, and 10% Pinot Gris. It's beautifully balanced, dry, and earthy. Kaefferkopf is technically a slope of clay and limestone, but there is a unique granite fault running through the vineyard, which I think dons a particular stony minerality to the wine. I find this is a nice opportunity to reflect on the way terroir affects the mineral character of a wine, and I'm glad there are more of these wines being produced again.  Open ahead of time, or decant!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt 2015 Vin d'Alsace Riesling

This is a complex dry Riesling, and truly a fantastic wine for the money. There are layers of tropical fruit (guava, mango) on the nose, spice, floral notes, and a bit of fleshiness on the palate. A touch opaque in the glass, with great texture in mouth and a ethereal finish. I recently shared this with a number of different people, including some "untrained" wine drinkers, and it was a unanimous hit. It's a very special wine posing as a"basic" Riesling.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt NV Cremant d'Alsace Double Zero (no dosage/no adde

Double zero stands for zero dosage and zero sulfites added. This Cremant d'Alsace is a blend of Riesling and Pinot Blanc, and is typically aged 3 years sur latte before disgorgement. It's dry and refreshing, and has a remarkable rejuvenating effect. Subtle on the nose, but very complex on the palate, with a long, mineral finish.  -Eben Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt NV Vin d'Alsace Obi Wine Pet Nat (Pinot Auxerr

There are a slew of delicious Pet-Nats emerging from Alsace, as younger generations experiment with the newly popular "methode ancestrale." The Geschickt version is 100% Pinot Auxerrois, and will be an instant hit with fans of saisons and farmhouse ales, and an eyebrow raiser for wine aficionados. It's totally dry, and a bit opaque, but clean and direct. There's a hint of pineapple on the palette, and perfect acidity carrying the fine bubbles. The mouthfeel is soft and gentle and finish is subtle. Just an all around fun wine and the new kid on the block for all you thirsty pet-nat drinkers.   **fun note: there is apparently also a pet nat made by Jean Ginglinger called the "Dark Nat" that is part of a funny joke between Geschickt and Ginglinger - to me it was a look into how awesome the winemaker community is in Alsace. **  Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

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

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Australia

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
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  • $25.99

Austria

Gindl, Michael 2015 Niederösterreich Grüner Veltliner Little Buteo

Michael Gindl currently works ten hectares of Demeter certified vineyards in the Weinviertel, about 30 km northeast of Vienna. The Little Buteo is made from Grüner Veltliner grown on loam and loess soils on gently rolling hills outside of his home village of Hohenruppersdorf. The must spontaneously ferments in stainless steel with no temperature control, and ages for six months on the lees in stainless tanks. A small amount of sulfur was added at bottling. The wine is fresh and complex, with notes of pollen and white blossom on the nose; on the palate the wine is linear, savory, and bright, with tart lemon zest, green plum and apple, and a core of stony minerality. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Biodynamic

Nikolaihof 2010 Wachau Riesling Steiner Hund Reserve

The top billing of the Steiner Hund vineyard delivers in spades in this gorgeous 2010 Riesling. The nose is mesmerizing with aromas of limewood, Doyenne du Comice pears, chestnuts, licorice, tarragon, and allspice. The wine floats effortlessly on the palate and is held aloft by a refined minerality that offers notes of Granny Smith and fresh ginger through to a bitter orange finish. A stunning apéritif! - David Salinas

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $78.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

Preisinger, Claus 2016 Burgenland Puszta Libre!

Unusually slender for a red wine bottle, the Puszta Libre! bottle shape takes its inspiration from vintage soda bottles, a cheeky nod to how chuggable this wine is; and if that's not enough we are also instructed by the label to "drink cold"! Mostly Zweigelt with Sankt Laurent, fermented in stainless steel and aged in large (600L to 1000L) used oak barrels. An electric purple in the glass, this vintage brings us a bit more mineral cut with notes of black raspberries, raspberry seed, tart red plum, ripe red cherries, and fresh juicy blackberries. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Stadlmann 2015 Thermenregion Pinot Noir Classic

The Stadlmann family has been making wine since the 1780s in the Thermenregion; sheltered from the northern winds by the Vienna Woods, it is one of Austria's warmest wine growing areas. The 'Classic' line of wines are aged in large, used barrels to showcase the true character of the grape and terroir. 2015 is darker on the nose than 2013, with notes of cherry cola, black cherries, and red flowers. The palate is smooth and juicy with bright flavors of tart yet candied red cherries. A wonderful wine to have with a wide range of food! Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Beaujolais

Descombes, Georges 2014 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

This is an extremely pretty Morgon, showing subtle high-toned black raspberry and tart cherry aromas with plum, violet, citrus and brown spice, really lovely. The black and red fruits continue on the palate with complex notes of blood orange, earth, mint and spice. The wine is dense and structured but bright and balanced, finishing with refreshing acidity and mineral flavors. Delicious now, this should be superb in three to five years, and should drink well till 2027. DL

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Lapierre 2015 Morgon

Matthieu and Camille Lapierre continue the beautiful work of their father, producing an elegant Morgon in the difficult, very ripe 2015 vintage. The wine shows lovely deep aromas of blackberry liqueur and earth lifted by hints of citrus, violet and mint. The palate is ripe and supple with plum, blackberry, earth, spice  and citrus. The finish is ripe, soft and lovely. We would recommend drinking this juicy Morgon, served quite cool, over the next five years, but longer term aging might be possible as well.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

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

Pignard 2011 Beaujolais-Villages

From 40 to 60 year-old vines in high-elevation parcels above Morgon, not far from Christian Ducroux, certified biodynamic. This is a really lovely wine with delicate raspberry/strawberry aromas that carry through on the pure, light palate. Beautifully balanced with lingering fruit and distinctive mineral acidity in the finish, quite delicious! DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

Bordeaux Red

Cartier 2014 Saint-Emilion

Château Cartier, the second label of Chateau Fonroque, has been certified organic since 2006 and biodynamic since 2008. The grapes are harvested by hand and macerated slowly. After fermentation with indigenous yeasts, the wine is aged in oak (30% new) for 16 months. On the palate, this 100% Merlot wine displays a rich bouquet of dark and red plums, cassis, ripe red currant with violet and chocolate notes. With high mineral notes on the nose and palate, the wine has some blood and iron overtones. The body is full with smooth tannins. This is a luscious wine that will pair fantastically with grilled meats or barbecued chicken.  Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

Cru Godard 2012 Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux

This certified organic wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine offers a bouquet of ripe berries, plums and cherries with some light savory herbs and spices notes. This wine has a good acidity and minerality (thanks to the vineyard's limestone soil) giving a pleasant freshness and brightness to the wine. I very much enjoyed this wine and would pair it with various dishes from grilled pork chops to the classic hamburger. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Camut Pommeau de Domaine de Semainville Apéritif Normand

Looking for something new to try before or after your dinner? How about a Pommeau? Pommeau is the traditional blend of Calvados and unfermented apple cider that hardly ever makes its way out of Normandy. Very similar to Cognac’s Pineau des Charentes, Pommeau combines the fruity unfermented apple sugars spiked with a touch of aged brandy. In the fall it makes a wonderful apéritif, but for those afraid of sugary pre-dinner drinks, it would be delicious with cheese, and out-of-this-world with deserts featuring apples. Camut makes what is likely the best Calvados in the grand Cru “Pays d’Auge,” so it’s no surprise that their Pommeau is the best we have ever tasted.  John Rankin

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • brandy
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

Neversink Spirits New York Apple Brandy 375ml

This exquisitely clear apple brandy comes in one of the cutest printed packages in the store, but that shouldn’t be the only reason for you to buy it. The fact is that this is one of the most delicious ways to experience New York’s abundant apple crop’s flavors. The apples growing on Neversink’s organic farm were selected for their high acid and high tannic character (not great for eating, but essential to creating delicious ciders and spirits). The mash is then twice distilled which makes for a bright, delicate spirit that truly showcases the quality of the raw ingredients used. In Europe, brandies like this are enjoyed neat after dinner but current cocktail creators are experimenting with all sorts of uses: the most simple being a touch of sugar and a squeeze of citrus for an apple-infused take on a Sour. Tim Gagnon

  • eau-de-vie
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • eau-de-vie
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Burgundy White

Billaud-Simon 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Billaud-Simon has always seemed to have a super-charged quality, relative to most other growers: more minerals, more cut, more floral aromas, an extra-layer of concentration, yet somehow remaining agile. The 2014 has aromas of lemon blossom, ripe tangerine peel, sea breeze, and iodine. The palate is electric with pungent, driving minerality, broad citrus and stone fruit flavors, and a lip-smacking, brightly acidic character. Long vibrant finish with plenty of tension between the pure ripe fruit and punchy stony elements. Lots of upside for cellaring and highly recommended. I'd love to drink this with rare tuna, swordfish, or even roasted chicken with a zippy salsa verde with plenty of capers. John McIlwain

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

Champagne

Beaufort, André 2006 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut

The 2006 Ambonnay Brut Grand Cru shows subtle mature aromas of pear, almond, marzipan and citrus, very earthy with hints of exotic fruit and spice and wet stone. Give this some time to open up.  The palate shows a delicate, creamy mousse with complex earthy white fruits, herbal notes and mineral flavors with nice acidity in the finish. A lovely wine of contemplation.  (Disgorged June 2017)

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2006 Champagne Polisy Brut

 Subtle aromas of white fruits and creamy lemon with hints of spice and herbs, the palate is round and ripe with pear, citrus, almond, spice, anise...  The finish is long and creamy with complex spice and mineral notes. The mousse is soft and delicate as with most of the Beaufort wines. This is a great White Burgundy that's masquerading as Champagne. (Disgorged March 2017)  DL

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Ambonnay Brut Grand Cru

White flowers, orange peel, bergamot, chalk on the nose. Fine bead, bright acid, salted plum, citrus oil, and fine line of stone on the supple and rich palate. Power, tension and suave finish. One heck of an Ambonnay and a fine bottle of Beaufort! (Disgorged June 2017)  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Polisy Rosé Brut

For its striking blood orange/copper color and for its vinous character, Beaufort's 2010 Rosé is one of the most compelling Champagnes on our shelves. 100% Pinot Noir from Beaufort's Polisy vineyards, there are geographic and stylistic similarities to great Rosé des Riceys. Aromas of cherry compote, cinnamon, spearmint, and butterscotch give way to gingerbread and herbal notes. The palate is broad and balanced with a juicy core of cherries, tangerines, and red plums before a lengthy mocha and mulberry finish. One of Beaufort's best rosés to date!  Tasting notes  Jan 2017 "Absolutely super, in the end the wine of the night. Transparent, super light but dense and complex, long and unfolding in waves..." (Current stock disgorged June, 2017)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2013 Base) Champagne Extra Brut Rive Gauche

100% old-vine Pinot Meunier sourced from the lieu-dit Le Misy, located in Port à Binson on the southern bank of the Marne river. Fermented with native yeasts in barrel and aged under cork, Bérêche's 2013 base edition of Rive Gauche makes a convincing case for Champagnes made from the oft-underestimated Pinot Meunier grape. The old vines restrict the sometimes overly exuberant quality of the variety, and while the wine shows lovely ripeness, there is a fine, bracing minerality framing the generous fruit. The nose shows lovely aromas of stone fruits and white flowers: white peaches, Rainier cherry, and russet apple, along with notes of honey and orange oil. Similar fruit notes appear on the medium-bodied palate, with a layered mineral complexity lending structure and energy, not to mention a fine sapidity on the lingering zesty finish.  A fine aperitif, but better still at the table with rare tuna, veal tartare, or for a bit of old school fun, clams casino. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 41 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $82.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Horiot, Olivier NV (Base 2013) Champagne Métisse Noir et Blancs Extra Brut

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

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

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

Larmandier-Bernier 2010 Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Chemins D'Avize

A relatively new cuvée for Pierre Larmandier, Les Chemins d'Avize was born of a desire to vinify, separately, two of his best parcels (Le Chemin de Plivot & Le Chemin de Flavigny), which had previously been included in the blend for his Longitude cuvée. Desire drove perseverance for Pierre, in the form of acquiring a new, smaller press to use with grapes from these two chalky sites. Les Chemins shines a stately golden yellow in the glass and sports a super-fine mousse. The nose shows delicate aromas of white flowers, lime-wood, chestnuts, and thyme. While palate courses with a finely-grained minerality that carries tones of Meyer lemons, chamomile, and white peaches through to a salty, savory finish. From vineyard to cellar to bottle this speaks volumes of two great Côte des Blancs terroirs and of one of Champagne's great growers. (Disgorged 11/14). - David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $52.99

Pouillon, R 2007 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens

This Champagne makes the case for the exquisite interplay between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Sourced from a single parcel, co-planted with organically farmed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in chalky-clay soils, this wine is pale golden yellow and sports a finely understated mousse. The nose offers aromas of Mirabelle plums, verbena, Gyokuro tea, and Seville oranges. The palate shows the potential of the 2007 vintage. A perfectly balanced opening rises to a crest of minerality in the mid-palate, which carries notes of Greengage plums, fennel, and tamarind through to a wonderfully savory finish. One of our best new Champagnes! (Disgorged : Spring 2014). - David Salinas

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

Ruppert-Leroy 2013 Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir "Les Cognaux"

While today we tend to think of most wines in terms of fruit or mineral descriptors, some transcend those notes with profoundly savory character. Ruppert-Leroy's 100% Pinot Noir Champagne Les Cognaux hits this sweet spot with loads of minerality, pure fruit, and a rich sapid character which makes it a natural for the table. Here's a wine that will stand up to  all manner of savory dishes, while leaving the palate refreshed. A visit to the vines with Bénédicte Ruppert of Ruppert-Leroy is an illuminating experience. There’s a world of difference between the Aube and the Vallée de la Marne. Not only are the soils different, (Kimmeridgean limestone vs. chalk), but the undulating landscape itself is wilder and less manicured. Often the vineyards abut forest rather than village, which in the case of biodynamic growers is especially desirable to insure a biodiversity according to Bénédicte. Between the vines is a riot of vegetation and flowers, as Ruppert-Leroy has 30 different plants and flowers sown in the vineyard.  One such vineyard is the Les Cognaux whose grey marl soils are planted to Pinot Noir and when we visited in the Spring was aglow with yellow flowers. (These flowers are made into a tissane by Bénédicte to treat the vines for mildew.) The wildness of the countryside is reflected in the wines which are energetic, exuberant, and vibrantly mineral. The 2013 Les Cognaux shows red fruit, peach skin, orange peel, and see spray aromas with notes of daishi and fond. The palate balances lush, ripe flavors of apricot, peach, and Rainier cherry with crunchy acidity, compelling umami character and a pungent sense of minerality. The finish is vibrant and luminous. As of 2013 Ruppert-Leroy vinifies and bottles without SO2. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Cote-de-Beaune

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

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $339.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain

Jane and Sylvain have done it again! Another beautiful Passetoutgrain from 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Gamay, grown near Gevrey-Chambertin, organically farmed and quite delicious! The 2015 shows ripe aromas of tart cherry and raspberry liqueur with earth and violets. The palate is lively and bright with morello cherry and raspberry with stone, tobacco and citrus, quite vibrant and long. Really a refreshing and delicious wine, perfect for picnics and barbecues, served quite cool. This is a fantastic value and highly recommended.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $67.99

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières 1.5L

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus. More floral and denser on the palate than Les Chenevery, with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2015 is effusively perfumed with heady aromas of black and red hedge fruits, wild cherry, and spice. The palate is distinctly mineral, framing lush flavors of sweetly ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of game and mustard seed on a tense, vibrant finish. As with others of Lignier-Michelot's 2015s, the effusive ripeness in underlain by good structure and bodes well for long-term cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $264.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $127.99

Magnien, Stephane 2015 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From two premier crus, Les Gruenchers and Clos Baulet, mid slope in Morey Saint-Denis, giving a slightly fuller wine than Faconnieres. As with all of Stephane's parcels, there is a high percentage of old vines of "pinot tordu." The wine is more structured due to the deeper clay soils and gets less pigeage. The 2015, tasted in January 2017, was less aromatic than the Faconnières with very deep ripe red and black fruits, with herbal and mineral flavors and terrific length. This will need time in the cellar but should be a superb mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $55.99

Taupenot-Merme 2015 Bourgogne Rouge

Organic since 2001, Taupenot-Merme, located in Morey St. Denis (with substantial holdings in St. Romain) produces classically styled Burgundies. The 2015 Bourgogne Rouge was fermented in tank and raised in older barrels. The nose is effusive and dark fruited, with aromas of black cherry, cherry stone , and violets, with notes of game and earth.  The mid-weight palate similarly displays flavors of bing cherry, damson plum, underbrush and spice with good drive and life on a persistent, bright finish. Enjoy with roasted pork, or braised chicken, and strong cheeses. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Germany

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white off-dry
  • 17 in stock
  • $13.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2015 Saar Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Trocken

A light ruby with rose rim; bright and linear, with a piquant nose of red flowers, paprika, tangy red currants. On the palate this Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) is fresh, tart and willowy, reminiscent of a Rosso di Valtellina, with crunchy red fruits--wild strawberries, sour cherries, red currants, cranberries, raspberry seeds; the wine snaps to a slightly drying structure with a whisper of pink roses and cloves on the finish. Cari Bernard 

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Haart, Julian 2016 Mosel Riesling 1,000 L

‘1,000L’ is a reference to the capacity of the traditional barrels (Fuder) of the Mosel. Year in and year out, this wine dangerously easy to drink. Right now there is still a wisp of sulfur still on the nose, but it comes through along with notes of pollen and green apple. The palate is crispy and angular with notes of green mango, white cherries, apricot, with a stony minerality and electric acidity. This is a prime example of a crisp, dry-tasting Riesling from the Mosel. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Koehler-Ruprecht 2012 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spätlese Trocken

The Saumagen vineyard is littered with small limestone rocks that reflect heat onto the vines. Though it was expanded in the 1980's, Koehler-Ruprecht's holdings are in the original south-east facing parcel. Glistening notes of lemon, salt, butter, and nuts. A dry Pfalz wine with a lot of finesse, not overly powerful or austere. Great spine of acidity, complex, with depth and length. Will take to the cellar quite well. Jonathan Kemp

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $32.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 2 'Extra Dry'

Melon, apple skin, and tea--all green. A touch tight, but more balanced than 2015, the palate is more yellow-fruited, with notes of pear, apple, stone, savory earth, and smoke on the long finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $29.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Kern Fass 9

Kern is a west-facing portion of the Ayler Kupp, extending from the top to the bottom of the slope, a cross-section of slate at multiple levels of erosion, warmed by the afternoon sun. Tropical nose of kiwi and passion fruit with a sharp, juicy attack of white grapefruit zest and kumquat, and balanced by notes of green herbs, salinity, and wet stone minerality on the finish. Cari Bernard

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

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $17.99

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  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

Gin

  • gin
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

Neversink Spirits New York Gin 750 ml

A fantastic new gin from our friends at Neversink Spirits in Port Chester, NY! Made from a base spirit of apples, wheat, corn, and barley that is distilled in-house; the ingredients include 11 different botanicals. These range from the traditional ingredients of juniper, orris root, and angelica root to provide a bitter, earthy backbone to elderflower, cinnamon, and three types of fresh citrus peel to give it uncompromising lift and freshness. On the nose it is heady and fruit-forward with a botanical persistence and underlying earthy tones. The palate is fuller-bodied and pleasantly viscous with juicy apple character backed by a citrus tang with minerals and a kick of juniper on the finish. This is perfect sipped neat, over ice, and as the basis for many gin cocktails. Tim Gagnon

  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Glassware

  • Decanter
  • 2 in stock
  • $42.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $349.99

  • Organic

Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2013 Barolo Tre Tine

Allowing for the fact that wine is a very subjective experience, I like to think that I call it as I see it. So I believe I’d know if it was a disaster, but otherwise I’m irrational and unreliable on the subject of G. Rinaldi. When I’m there, I wander around in a kind of stupor of infatuation with the wines. My penetrating notes (for 2013 Tre Tine, for example) say things like “super-great” [full stop]. I suppose if I have to have a wine crush, it might as well be on one of the best wineries in the world. Jamie WolffPS: Please don’t shoot the messenger. We don’t make the prices (neither, so far as I can tell, do the Rinaldis, because the wines leave the cellar at very reasonable prices). We’re well into the world of luxury goods here, and all I can do is sigh and make puppy dog eyes at the bottles while they’re in the shop. I do think it’s an objective fact that these are great wines and even if it’s a gratuitous comparison, they are the superior of many far more expensive wines.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $324.99

  • Organic

Roagna 2011 Langhe Rosso (Nebbiolo)

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $74.99

San Ferdinando 2014 Toscana Rosso Ciliegiolo

San  Fernando Ciliegiolo is a perfect example of how delightful the grape Ciliegiolo can be when made as a varietal wine. Produced from a 1.7 Hectare parcel of young vines the grapes are fermented with native yeasts over 12 days, rested on the lees for five months,  and bottled unfined with only a light filtration. The wine smells of sour cherries, raspberries, woody green herbs, and just a whiff of lavender. The palate is playful, with refreshing acidity and very soft tannins giving the wine a juicy feel. This is  an honest quaffable wine that will pair effortlessly with all sorts of food: try it with caprese salad, cured salmon, soft cheese, cured salami, braised pork or enjoy it on its own. AP

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

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

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Stoppa 2012 IGT Emilia Ageno

La Stoppa’s Ageno cuveé is named for the original founder of the estate, Giancarlo Ageno, who planted the first vines here in the 19th century.  Those cuttings, originally all french varieties, have since been replaced by varieties indigenous to the region in a process that also saw the estate convert to organic agriculture beginning in the 1990s. While certainly not made with the french varieties planted 100 years ago, the Ageno Bianco is a stunning wine.  Primarily Malavasia di Candia Aromatica blended with Ortrugo and some Trebbiano, the wine is macerated for 30 days on the skins, rested for a year in a mix of stainless steel and old barrels followed by two years in bottle. The color is striking, showing deeply bronze and slightly turbid with some sediment, but still quite vibrant. The nose is, as you might expect from a grape called Aromatica, intense with deep ripe Cara Cara oranges, layers of baking spice and mid-bloom apple blossom with hints of honeycomb.  The palate is dense, and there is a nice balance of fine-grained tannin with refreshing acidity.  The wine is bone dry but not austere or astringent with very ripe citrus fruits, juicy yellow peaches and a long finish. Recently enjoyed with shrimp scampi, this wine would pair well with rich but not oily fish: think scallops seared in butter, monkfish torchon, or squid. Serve very slightly chilled and enjoy.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kosher

  • red kosher
  • 14 in stock
  • $31.99

Loire

Baudry 2014 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since it's first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. In 2014, the Baudrys produced superb wines with perfect balance and lovely, pure fruit. Their precise vinifications, matched to each different terroir, with no new oak, minimal sulfur, and elevage of the right length and in the right barrel, foudre or vat, gave elegant and delicous results. The 2014 Clos Guillot is a black/purple color with red rim, showing intense aromas of red currant, boysenberry, blackberry, fines herbs, citrus and stone with hints of dark chocolate and musk. The palate shows bright, lush, sappy red and black fruits with bright acidity lifting the flavors and coating the palate with citrusy red fruits, saline minerals and wet stone.  Beautiful wine! Case quantities are possible, but don't delay. DL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2011 Bourgueil Les Perrieres

Tasted twice in February 2016 and 2017, the 2011 Les Perrières has impressed both times with it's structure and complexity, showing dense, deep earthy red fruits with meaty and herbal notes. There is ample tannin for aging, but there is good ripeness that opens up nicely with decanting. This superb Bourgueil will accompany grilled pork and beef and full-flavored cheeses. Decant 3 to 4 hours in advance if serving now, or cellar - best perhaps 2020 to 2030. DL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2014 Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal (Arrives 9/21)

The Clos Sénéchal is a south-facing mid-slope vineyard, with soils of clay and limstone over the Turonian limeston bedrock. The vines are 35 to 50 years old, replaced slowly by massale selection. The grapes are hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates, there is a three-week alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts, no added SO2. Two year elevage in Grenier foudres with minimal SO2 added before bottling. The 2014 is a superb example of Clos Sénéchal showing a deep red/black color and aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with earth, violet, pepper, spiced citrus and animal notes. The palate is deep and ripe with fantastic density of fruit but perfectly balanced with firm acidity at only 12.5% alcohol. There is a fine-grained, intense texture with pure black fruits, earth, graphite and dark chocolate that continue in the long, focused finish. This is a wine of earth and elegance that is enjoyable in its youth, decanting advised - or hold for 5 to 8 years, perhaps best 2025 to 2040 and beyond. Save your money on C*** R******* and put some Clos Sénéchal in your cellar!

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Chevalerie 2012 Bourgueil Chevalerie

We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic vineyards on their varied terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. The lovely 2012 Chevalerie shows vivid aromas of berry liqueurs, bitter chocolate, earth and brown spice. The palate is dense and supple with ripe blackberry, cocoa, earth and mineral flavors balanced by cool acidity. The finish is long and lush with blackberry, prune, citrus and saline minerals. This is a lovely old-school Bourgueil to drink over the next 15 years - delicious now perhaps best from 2020 to 2025.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2015 Savennières La Jalousie

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

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

  • rosé
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Domaine du Fresche 2015 "Goeland" Sparkling Rosé (Cabernet/Grolleau)

Fresche bubbles! This is a blend of Cab and Grolleau, with no dosage. There's very subtle amount of fruit here, but it betrays it's rosey hue and drinks more like a sparkling white, with more stones and minerality than red fruit. It's totally dry, and refreshing, with a bit of structure in the back palate. All in all, a fantastic sparkling option for only $15!   Eben Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ecu (Bossard & Van Herck) 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Granite

Guy Bossard is one of the heroes of French viticulture, having rejected modern chemical farming upon assuming the family estate, becoming certified organic in 1972, then progressing to Biodynamic farming in 1996. And this in a region where there was little recognition or financial reward for his intense work and the higher quality of his wines. Happily, Guy has been an inspiration for many growers in the region and is still producing superb wines, while in semi-retirement, with his new associate Fred Niger Van Herck.  The Domaine de l'Ecu  2015 "Granite" is particularly outstanding. As usual with this cuvée it's a bit musty and closed when first opened — decanting is advised — followed by aromas of lemon peel, dried pear, wet stone and lime-flower with hints of almond and petrol. The palate is dense and very long in this ripe vintage with intense stony flavors, pear, citrus and anis.  A bit more open and accessible than some vintages of Granite but with ample structure and acidity for aging — perhaps best 2020 to 2029. Serve this summer with oysters, cod and sole, then with richer dishes after the wine matures. Bravo to Guy and Fred! 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

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

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Deux Monts

From  80 year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils.  18 month elevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2015 Montlouis-sur-Loire 1er RV "Version Longue"

The 2015 Jousset 1er Rendez-Vous "Version Longue"is from 5 to 100 year-old vines from 8 parcels in Montlouis with clay and silex soils over limestone. The grapes are hand-harvested into small containers, all cellar functions are by gravity, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is 10 months in large used barrels  then an additional 12 months in vat. 

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2015 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauvignon Blan

Warning! This wine is not for everyone, but if you like natural wines that are outrageously delicious, complex and full of character, then you will love the Rossignoux 2015. From vines just east of the Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. Pale gold color. Intriguing aromas of dried pear, quince, ripe melon, hay, lemon confit and white pepper. The palate is dense and ripe with pear, lemon, caramel and mineral flavors backed with firm acidity. The finish is long with citrus and white fuits. Zero SO2 and 100% delicious - another beautiful natural wine from Christophe Foucher! DL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2014 Chinon L'Ame d'Antan

This beautiful Chinon is from 65 to 70 year-old vines in sandy clay soils over limestone in Sonnay, near Cravant. The wine ages for 18 months in old barrels, less than 200 cases are made. The 2014 Ame D'Antan shows a deep black/garnet color with elegant aromas of ripe blackberry and strawberry with hints of violet, prune, citrus and crushed stone. The palate is dense but bright, with a silky texture, showing pure blackberry fruit with earth and licorice with firm mineral acidity. Good length with lingering berry and mineral flavors. Delicious now, it will age beautifully, probably best 2020 to 2030+. Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2015 Chinon Les Deuzelles

The Chinon "Les Deuzelles" from Patrick Lambert is 100% Cabernet Franc from 20 year-old vines on a mix of gravel, clay and sandy soils over limestone. Fermentation with wild yeasts is followed by 6 to 8 months aging in  cuve, stainless or cement. Despite being from the very warm 2015 vintage, the Lambert "Deuzelles" is a quite earthy old-fashioned Chinon showing aromas of strawberry, red currant, citrus and earth.  The palate is similarly earthy with red fruits, citrus and soil flavors balanced by bright acidity. This is a fabulous value and should be served cool with roast chicken, pork dishes, charcuterie and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 25 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Liv Vincendeau 2014 Vin de France Mousseux "Gold" Methode Ancestrale

This fun Vin Mousseaux (the general term for sparkling wine) has gained a following among Liv's neighbors in Rochefort-sur-Loire, for good reason: It's a delicious sparkling Chenin Blanc that is very easy on the wallet. Methode Ancestrale, from mostly younger vines and including grapes from a tiny parcel of old vines (planted in 1950) for extra character. It's dry, with an interesting texture and flavor profile reminiscent of raw honey. For the quality to price, it's pure gold!  Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Luneau-Papin 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Terre de Pierre

This fascinating wine is from a relatively new parcel, La Butte de la Roche, high on a dome of igneous rock (serpentinite) with quartz stones overlooking the marshes of Goulaine. First produced in 2008 from vines planted in 1974 which are being tended by Pierre Luneau with organic methods. The serpentine rock creates a very poor soil, giving wines that are normally somewhat austere and marked by intense minerality. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeasts; the wine then spends about 18 months sur-lie before bottling.  The 2015 "Terre de Pierre" shows the ripeness of the vintage with pear and creamy citrus aromas and hints of stone and dried herbs. The palate is round and supple with pear, almond and citrus flavors, and the terroir kicks in nicely with intense mineral notes and firm acidity that tingles the palate. The finish is long with viscous white fruits and saline minerals. Serve this lovely Muscadet now with shellfish, cod and sole or cellar a  few years and serve with monkfish, lobster and fish and chicken in sauce.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

Pépière 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Clos des Morines"

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines on a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river. The granite here is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. 2009 and 2010 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2012 is outstnding as well from this somewhat difficult low-yielding vintage. More austere than the previous vintages, the 2012 shows subtle aromas of dried pear, herbs, citrus, almond and stone, quite subtle and elegant. The palate has excellent weight and concentration with firm acidity, without the forward fruit of the 2009 - very tight and mineral in style with terrific length. Fabulous served now with oysters, ceviche of cod, flounder and sole, and grilled fish, This should age beautifully for 20 years and more. Highly recommended. Tasted again in December of 2016, this beautiful Muscadet is beginning to open up a bit, with lovely fruit appearing in the aromas and palate, really drinking well, though obviously a wine that will benefit from another five years of aging, best perhaps 2022 - 2030.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $23.49

  • Organic

Pépière 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Morines" 1.5 L

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines on a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river. The granite here is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. 2009 and 2010 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2012 is outstnding as well from this somewhat difficult low-yielding vintage. More austere than the previous vintages, the 2012 shows subtle aromas of dried pear, herbs, citrus, almond and stone, quite subtle and elegant. The palate has excellent weight and concentration with firm acidity, without the forward fruit of the 2009 - very tight and mineral in style with terrific length. Fabulous served now with oysters, ceviche of cod, flounder and sole, and grilled fish, This should age beautifully for 20 years and more. Highly recommended. Tasted again in December of 2016, this beautiful Muscadet is beginning to open up a bit, with lovely fruit appearing in the aromas and palate, really drinking well, though obviously a wine that will benefit from another five years of aging, best perhaps 2022 - 2030.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

This lovely wine clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons, a great parcel on gneiss with clay and amphibolite stones, produces lovely, classic Muscadet. A wine to drink over the next 5 to 8 years, it has a more herbal and floral bouquet than the granite-based wines and the palate, although refreshing and bright, is softer and more open.  In 2016 the majority of the grapes were lost to frost, but the portion that remained made a beautiful wine showing pretty herbal, citrus,  and white fruit aromas.  The palate is elegant and bright with pear, quince, lime-flower and lemon backed by silky lemony acidity and mineral flavors. Perfect with oysters, mild flavored fish and chicken dishes and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

Pinon, François 2014 Touraine Brut Rosé (Malbec/Grolleau)

For years we kept seeing small piles of sparkling rosé lining the walls of Francois Pinon's cellar. Finally we asked — is there enough for a small shipment to NY? And so this delicious blend of Malbec and Grolleau - from vines planted by François' grandfather -  finally reached Chambers Street! The 2014 is a very pale orange/pink color with lovely aromas of strawberry, red currant and peach. The red fruits continue on the palate, balanced nicely by earth, citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the refreshing finish. This is a beautiful and crowd-pleasing rosé that's wonderful now and will drink beautifully for many years - a 1990 tasted a few years ago was sensational. Highly recommended. DL

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

  • Organic

Raffault, Olga 2009 Chinon Les Picasses

Olga Raffault has always been one of my favorite producers, likely because it was one of the first great Loire reds I stumbled upon early in my wine life.  The 2009 Les Picasses fits into my idea of that first real bottle of Chinon I had all those years ago. The nose leads with red plum and dark cherries followed by classic herbaceous notes, tobacco and just a touch of brettanomyces.  The palate shows elegance with soft tannins and plenty of acidity even though the flavors are bold: red plums, turned earth, and a fresh herbaceous character without being at all funky. A great pairing for roasted chicken and herbed potatoes, seared salmon with salsa verde, or pork sirloin steaks. Open and decant now or age for another few years, then drink until 2030 and beyond, and above all else enjoy.  Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

Raffault, Olga 2011 Chinon Les Picasses

The 2011 Olga Raffault Les Picasses is a softer "drink-young" version of this wine, although it may be delicious twenty years from now as well. Deep garnet/black color, aromas of earthy strawberry, blackberry, prune and smoked meat, with violet, licorice and cocoa. the palate is fairly soft, with ripe berry-fruit liqueur, citrus and earth. Ripe and supple but with firm acidity. Enjoy now, slightly cool, with roast chicken, pork chops, steak, lapin aux pruneaux...or cellar indefinitely.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Low Sulfur

Robinot (L'Opera des Vins) 2015 Vin de France Les Années Folles Pet Nat

The blend for "les annees folles" has changed over the years - it might have been 2009 when it was first made from Chenin Blanc and Pineau d'Aunis. The 2015 version is sensational, showing a slightly pink bronze color and lovely Chenin aromas of pear, almond and citrus tinged with raspberry and floral notes, really intriguing. The palate is creamy and bright with white fruits, peach, a bit of berry fruit and nice citrusy acidity. The finish is clean and refreshing. This is a beautiful natural wine - zero SO2 and 100% delicious!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2015 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30 year-old vines on slopes and terraces of clay and silex over limestone, certified organic farming with biodynamic methods. The 2015 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - peach, pear, and kiwi with almond,  floral and mineral notes. Dried pear, citrus peel, stone and herbal notes on the palate with terrific density and a quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding and mineral young Chenin that will open up over the next five to ten years, and it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses.  DL

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

Saumon, Frantz 2015 Montlouis-sur-Loire Pintray

"Pintray" is Franz Saumon's 100% Chenin on clay and silex over limestone from his single-vineyard near the Chateau Pintray in Moutlouis. Direct press, then raised in old barriques for about a year before bottling.  Franz allows fermentation to happen naturally, in some vintages "Pintray" ferments dry, but the sunny 2015 was bottled as a true sec tendre with seven grams of residual sugar. For fans of Franz's "Mineral" this bottling also showcases the bracing minerality of Montlouis with a vibrant and powerful core. The hint of sweetness balances the racy, seashell-laden acidity that carries the rich flavors of ripe pear, honeysuckle, ginger, and meyer lemon to a long finish. Drinking beautifully now, but will likely gain complexity over time. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2015 Anjou Les Hospices Blanc

About 40 kilometers south of Saumur, on clay soils with silex and quartz over limestone "marnes" are the vines of Domaine des Terres Blanches in Oiron. Celebrated by Curnonsky in the early 20th century as a great terroir for Chenin Blanc, the vineyard was purchased by Benoit and Céline Blet in 2004 and is conducted in organic and biodynamic farming. We tasted with Benoit twice in January and February 2017 and found the wines to be unique and delicious. The 2015 Anjou Blanc "Les Hospices" is a delightful Chenin showing complex, bright aromas of citrus, pear, stone, almond, mint and honey. The palate is lean and mineral with white fruits, earth and citrus flavors, quite unique and refreshing. The finish is long and lively with citrus, herbal and mineral notes. This is a delicious Chenin Blanc from a unique terroir and great farming - great value, too!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tessier 2014 Cour-Cheverny La Porte Dorée

"La Porte Dorée" is from 40 to 90 year-old  Romorantin vines grown on clay soils with limestone bedrock. The juice undergoes a long, slow alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation, and the wine ages in old foudres and barriques. Minimal SO2 is added before bottling. The 2014 "Porte Dorée" shows  complex aromas of pear, citrus, lime-flower, white pepper, almond and caramel, with a very slight oxidative character. The palate shows ripe pear, quince, citrus, almond and intense stony flavors that coat the mouth and are very dense and long. This is a very young wine that will benefit from decanting or 3 to 10 years of cellaring. Serve now with fish or chicken in a cream sauce and with a wide variety of full-flavored cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2015 Touraine Le Buisson Pouilleux

Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat make this outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from a one hectare parcel in Pouillé, with sand and gravel over limestone, giving very low yields. An intense and beautiful wine in 2015, with aromas of lemon peel, pear, dried herbs, lime flower and pine resin. The palate is dense and ripe with dried white fruits, lemon oil and earth backed by firm acidity. Beautifully structured and very long, this is an outstanding and unusual Sauvignon Blanc to serve with fish or chicken in sauce and full-flavored goat cheeses. Delicious now, the wine should be very interesting with 5 to 10 years of cellaring. Highly recommended. (The name literally translated is "squalid bush" but we hope it refers rather to the limestone of Pouillé...?)

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $16.99

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $21.99

Misc. France

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $28.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Finot Frères 2016 Vin de France Tracteur Rosé (Isère)

In 2007, the energetic and talented Thomas Finot discovered the terroirs of the Coteaux Grésivaudan - a valley with steep mountainsides extending northeast from Grenoble, just north of Savoie, Here he is rescuing local grape varieties such as Verdesse, Persan and Etraire de la Dhuy and also making delicious and affordable vin de soif from other grapes - in this case the Tracteur Rosé. Made from Gamay, the wine shows a pretty light pink color and aromas of red currant, raspberry, watermelon and rose. The palate is light and lovely at only 11% alcohol with subtle mixed-berry fruits and hints of spice backed by mineral flavors and refreshing acidity. Serve well-chilled all year-round with salads, charcuterie and white meats.                                                        Quick facts: Destemmed, into cuve, kept cold for 24 hours, then to the press... Doing a maceration of about 24 hours gives the rosé more material, and color. It's the way Thomas likes his rosés!   - Eben Lillie                       

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2016 Vin de France Tracteur Rouge (Isère)

In 2007, the energetic and talented Thomas Finot discovered the terroirs of the Coteaux Grésivaudan - a valley with steep mountainsides extending northeast from Grenoble, just north of Savoie. Here he is rescuing local grape varieties such as Verdesse, Persan and Etraire de la Dhuy and also making delicious and affordable vin de soif - in this case the Tracteur Rouge, a light, refreshing blend of  Gamay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The wine shows a lovely bright red color and pretty aromas of strawberry, raspberry and tart cherry with hints of violet, earth and spice. The palate is bright and slightly peppery showing strawberry and red currant fruit with a nice lift of earth and citrus in the finish. It's lovely, served quite cool, with charcuterie, burgers, chicken and cheeses from Comté to Raclette.   David Lillie                                                                                                                        Quick facts: in the 70s, the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) wanted to study conventional grapes, so they planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Gamay in the region. Thomas has gone about recuperating some of these vineyards, and uses the fruit for the fabulous Tracteur rouge! 35 gamay/35 pinot/20 merlot/10 cab   -Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Foulards Rouge 2016 Vin de France Les Glaneurs

"Glaneurs" is made from Jean-François Nicq's plot of 40 year old vines planted in the foothills of the eastern Pyrénées. 100% Grenache on granite, vinified in carbonic maceration for four weeks in three-year old oak barrels, then bottled at the end of spring with no added SO2. The 2016 has aromas that are almost hedonistic, with notes of dried figs, tart cherry, and sun-ripened dates. The palate is lush and mouth coating with flavors of blueberry, plum, fresh strawberries and framed by a nervy minerality. A serious wine with stunning depth that should be given some time to open up. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $67.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $14.99

Laguerre 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

Eric Laguerre's "Le Ciste," (named after a flowering bush in and around his vineyards) is certainly one of the most distinctive whites of the Roussillon. Grown in Eric's high-elevation vineyards on acidic soils of decomposed granite, the wine is made from Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle (Vermentino), Grenache Blanc and Maccabeu. Yields are about 20 Hl/Ha, harvesting is by hand in small baskets, fermentation (wild yeasts) and aging is in small barrels. Complex aromas of lemon oil, thyme, hay and white fruits—a lovely melange with contributions from each variety and especially showing the Marsanne and Roussanne in 2015. The palate is dense, stony and saline with herbal, citrus, almond and white fruit flavors. The finish is long with mineral acids and white fruits that linger on the palate. Complex and distinctive as a young wine, this will accompany grilled fish as well as fish and chicken in sauce and goat cheeses, and should develop nicely with a few years of cellaring. Really a Grand Cru of the Roussillon and a great value! DL 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

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

Leonine (Stephane Morin) 2015 Vin de France Bottle Neck (Syrah/Grenache)

"Bottle Neck" is equal parts Syrah and Grenache on sandy loam soils in Saint-André near the Pyrenees. Vinified in carbonic maceration for 15 days, pressed, then aged in barrels for six months and bottled without S02.  Aromas of game, earth, violets, and redcurrants. The tannins are gentle, with an almost effervescent effect from the carbonic maceration. Flavors of red cherry, saddle leather, spiced blueberries, and a yeast-y note on the finish. A playful, vin de soif perfect to serve chilled alongside grilled burgers, lental dal, or on its on. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $23.99

Les Granges Paquenesses 2015 Côtes du Jura Ploussard

Loreline's Ploussard is the color of crimson tinged leaves in the glass. The second thing you'll notice is the rustic quality lacking in the polite and polished aromas of modern Ploussard.  After being open for half an hour, the barnyard smoke lifts to reveal the sweet fragrance of raspberries, forest, fresh cut strawberries, and tangy redcurrants. From Loreline's 30 year-old vines on red, iron-rich clay/limestone in her organic vineyard below the Côte de Feule in Pupillon.Vinified in partial carbonic maceration, the palate is balanced with supple tannins, flavors of morello cherry, anise, sweet raspberry, and bramble fruit. Delicious now, serve chilled with Gruyère, roasted salmon with herbs, or smoked ham. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses NV Côtes du Jura Cremant Extra Brut

100% Chardonnay on clay and limestone in Pupillon, vinified with minimal SO2 and aged for 6 months in foudres. A joyful bottle with a fine mousse bursting with aromas of dry hay, iris, toasted hazelnut, Comté, and ripe 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
  • 10 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Maillet, Jacques 2015 Savoie Mondeuse Terroir des Pauvres

It's almost as if it were meant to be that Maillet left us with this Mondeuse as his last! Typically the most structured and dark of Maillet's red offerings, 2015 provided ideal conditions to fully express the depth and potential of these selection massale vines (many of which are over 100 years old!). In the glass, it looks more like Syrah than anything we typically see from the Savoie. Vibrant wild blackberry aromas on the nose, with black cherry and cola notes on the palate, and a finish with notable tannic structure and mineral length. We'd recommend decanting a bit in advance or holding this wine for up to 10 years.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $48.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $42.99

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
  • 25 in stock
  • $12.99

Fongoli 2014 Montefalco Rosso

Fongoli’s Montefalco Rosso is a great example of an Italian table wine in the best sense. Made mostly from Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Montepulciano, vinified separately and raised for 18 months in 40 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels. Fresh red cherry fruit comes through on the nose with pleasant notes of rosemary and thyme and a hint of moist earth. The palate is full and smooth with noticeable tannin and good acidity, though it is more overtly fruity showing both cherries and a touch of blue and black berries. The pairing choices are endless: try it with meaty pasta dishes, roast chicken, pork loin, mushroom and Parmesan risotto, and hard cheeses. A beautiful wine for any table! Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $18.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane Rosato TetraPak Liter

One of our favorite Italian winemakers is actually American. Michael Schmelzer moved to Italy in 2003 with his family and purchased 10 hectares of organic vineyards in the "belly button of Chianti Classico" at Monte Bernardi. Since that time he has branched out and started making wines from Sicilian grapes as well. This spring he introduced his Tetra Pak Rosato which is made from 100% Nero d'Avola grapes. Don't let the vibrant pink carton fool you. It's more subtle on the inside - fresh and energetic with great acidity and a slight grip. Raspberry, strawberry, and fresh watermelon fruit make this the perfect beach or picnic wine. An added bonus is that Tetra Pak cartons use 54% less energy, create 80% less greenhouse gasses, and produce 60% less solid waste volume than a 750ml glass wine bottle. So you can celebrate summer and save the environment. Christine Manula

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • $13.99

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

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $42.99

Saetti, Vigneto 2016 Lambrusco Salamino di S.Croce

Saetti is wine that shows how deeply appealing natural wine can be when made with care; vinified completely without additives including SO2 it is not the least bit funky. It has a deep ruby color with a nose redolent of brambly red berries, dried violets, delicate hints of sweet spices, and a slight meaty tone. The wine is more frothy than it is fully sparkling, with a velvety texture cut by bright acidity with a slight tannic bite. On its own, it shows more overtly floral and quite juicy but, as a good Lambrusco should, it shines with food. Try it with charcuterie, pasta bolognese, pepperoni pizza, or as a match to any rich dish (burgers!).  Andy Paynter 

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

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $75.99

Vinica 2013 Tintilia del Molise Lame del Sorbo

Tasting Vinica’s Tintilia makes me wonder how this grape ever fell out of favor in Molise in the first place. It seems particularly well adapted to the high altitude vineyards of the region, showing a balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity. The grapes are crushed at low pressure and allowed to ferment naturally in open top vessels before being held in steel tanks for two years. There is no temperature control at any point, which allows malolactic fermentation to occur naturally over time. The wine has a pleasant herbal tone of green pepper that peaks out on the nose over tart berry fruit, red roses, and moist earth. The palate is quite fresh and marked by bright acidity and soft tannins with a pleasant, earthy finish. This may not be a wine to cellar for ten years but it is a wine that casually conveys a sense of joy and is a carefree food pairing choice. Give it a try with rich pasta dishes, roast pork, stuffed mushrooms or open it at your next summer barbeque. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $27.99

Misc. Spirits

  • vermouth
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

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

New Zealand

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $13.99

Portugal Fortified

  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Portugal Table

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Conceito (Rita Ferreira) 2009 Douro Branco

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Filipa Pato NV Bairrada Brut Rose "3B"

Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.

  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

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

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $21.99

Rhone

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Domaine des Amphores 2015 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Syrah "Les Iris"

From 100% Syrah in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting. The Amphores Syrah "les Iris" shows lovely blackberry and blueberry aromas with citrus and floral notes. The palate is light and refreshing with very pretty fruit -   the flavors of Northern Rhone Syrah in a bright ready-to-drink style. This will be a great accompaniment to grilled foods and picnics, served quite cool.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2015 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Viognier 'Les Iris'

"Les Iris" is made from organically tended Viognier vines just south of the Condrieu AOC. The 2015 is elegant and balanced with a powerful minerality. Pale lemon in the glass,  the nose offers opulent aromas of peaches, nutmeg, and cut lime flowers. Creamy flavors of peach, touches of brown spice, and lemon zest develop into more tropical notes of mango, tangerine, and stone on the long finish. Forget what you think you know about Viognier and pair this one with chicken, fish or mild cheeses this summer. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Ferme Saint-Martin 2015 Beaumes-de-Venise Costancia

A great Beaumes-de-Venise from Guy and Thomas Julien at La Ferme Saint-Martin. The estate has been working with organic methods for many years, with natural fermentations and minimal use of sulfur. The Costancia 2015 is from old vines of Grenache and Syrah grown at 1,500 ft in Suzette, on limestone/clay soils. Deep red/black color. Blackberry aromas with red currant, earth  and bitter chocolate lifted with cool menthol and floral notes. The palate is deep and ripe with blackberry, coca, citrus and earth with firm acidity and ripe tannins. This is a beautiful Rhône red to serve now with grilled foods, stews and tagines - or hold for 5 years then drink until 2032, as this will age beautifully. A fantastic value and highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2015 Beaumes-de-Venise Terres Jaunes

From parcels of clay/limestone, rich in iron, on hillsides surrounded by woods and hedges, 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. Like all the Ferme Saint-Martin wines, it's from organic grapes and bottled with minimal SO2.  The 2015 Terres  Jaunes shows lovely deep berry liqueur aromas - mostly red currant with hints of  bright raspberry, with floral and earthy notes. The palate is round and supple showing ripe blackberry and red currant flavors with minerals, citrus and dark chocolate, that continues on the long refreshing finish. This is a big but bright and balanced Côtes du Rhône that shows the lush fruit and concentration of the 2015 vintage - it's the best Terres Jaunes ever and a great value! Serve with stews, steaks and chops or anything from the grill this summer. DL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2016 Côtes du Rhône Les Romanins

Guy Jullien at the Ferme Saint-Martin is one of the pioneers of organic and natural winemaking in the southern Rhône, and his great work continues under his son Thomas. Made from hand-harvested young vines of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, the 2016 "Romanins" has deep, complex aromas of crushed blackberries with red currant, violet, licorice and spice. The palate shows dense red and black fruits, with strawberry, earth and mineral notes  - more structured than the 2015, but remains balanced and pretty, with bright acidity, good length and lovely fruit lingering in the finish. This lovely, great value Côtes-du-Rhône will be perfect with a stew or steak, or anything grilled. Serve slightly chilled. (Bottled with minimal SO2, not fined or filtered.) 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $58.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $16.99

Sake

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 24 in stock
  • $32.99

Shimaoka Shuzo Gunma Izumi Yamahai NV Gunma Prefecture Izumi Yamahai Junmai Sake

From the Shimaoka Shuzo brewery, founded in 1863, this sake has notes of mushroom and melon on the nose, and good acidity and balance in the finish. The Yamahai method employs the natural yeast and is a more time-consuming process than most modern sake brewing, as lactic acid is allowed to build up naturally instead of being added directly to the yeast starter. This technique, combined with the wild yeast fermentation, provides a sake with more complexity, subtle earthy tones, and a long finish.

  • Junmai
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $30.99

  • Junmai
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Wh 750ml

An excellent value in an older Scotch that retains it's youthful power and balance. Quite complex with a gamut of exotic fruit, nut, vanilla and sherry/oak aromas. Definitely worth a try.

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

South Africa

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Sadie Family 2007 South Africa Swartland 'Palladius' 500ml

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Sadie Family 2012 South Africa Jonkershoek Valley Chenin Blanc

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

South America

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $9.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $10.99

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $20.99

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 Arribes Camino de los Arrieros

A refreshing introduction to the rare and complicated red grape  Juan Garcia,  coplanted on granitic sandy soils with (the almost as rare and complicated variety) Rufete and a number of other varieties in the village of Fermoselle, located in the Arribes del Duero National Park on the Spanish side of the Portuguese border. Alvar de Dios is a serious young winemaker from the south of Toro, who is actively exploring the neighboring Arribes region and all the vibrant varieties that straddle the Portuguese border. Savory, funky black currant, wild blueberry, and lavender aromas waft onto the brightly acidic palate of sultry florals and spice, with crushed blackberry, bramble, bitter herbs, and dark, mineral earth. Delicious with burgers and poultry, earthy root vegetables, salty charcuterie, and even chilled alongside tuna or squid with oregano and citrus. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $19.99

Fazenda Agricola Augalevada 2014 Ribeiro Ollos de Roque Branco

It is a rarity to find Ribeiro wines from organically farmed vineyards. Liliana Fernández and Iago Garrido's 2.5 hectares of native Ribeiro varieties are Demeter certified Biodynamic! Ollos de Roque is a deep, minerally, and herbaceous white, a combination of 80% Treixadura, 10% Albarino, and 10% Godello, planted in decomposed granite soils on southeast-facing slopes, and raised in amphora. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fazenda Agricola Prádio 2015 Ribeira Sacra BRZ Brancellao

Xavi Soeanes' organically farmed, unadulterated Ribeira Sacra wines (non-DO) rank next to our favorites from Silice and Laura Lorenzo for clarity of expression and purity of process.  BRZ is a veritable ode to Brancellao, a native red grape of Galicia that gives freshness and complexity to many of our favorite Mencia-based blends from Ribeira Sacra. Pradio's Brancellao is planted on sandy soils over granite at 300m altitude in A Peroxa. Aromas of sweet, breezy florals, waft into the delicately built, acid- and mineral-driven palate of tart cherry, tea leaf and spicy hibiscus. 

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $40.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2014 Castilla y León Cascorrales Graciano

Graciano in the Ribera del Duero? Goyo thinks it was planted by accident, after the farmer received Graciano cuttings instead of Tinto Fino. We're all for a happy accident if it leads to a wine this delicious! From 35 year old vines planted on red sands with river stones at 850 meters. A dense and vivid blue/purple hue in the glass, full and fun on the palate with deep, driving acid buffered by ripples of floral black and purple berries, salty plum, black pepper, and purple florals. Cellar with abandon or drink now with venison or lamb. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Listan Negro is ubiquitous in the Canary Islands, but Ignios' rendition is unique. From a one-half hectare, 30-year-old single vineyard planted on iron-rich clay loam on a coastal banana plantation, the 2015 is tart and salty, with herbal raspberry and reductive aromas feeding into flavors of sour cherry, plum peels, red beets, salty soy, pepper, iodine, and smoky, funky earth. This wine evolves wonderfully with air as well as age in bottle. Decanting recommended. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

López de Heredia 2008 Rioja Viña Cubillo Crianza

A blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano, with three years in barrel and extended bottle age prior to release, the very good 2008 vintage has yielded a classic and satisfying Cubillo. Ripe, forward aromas of black cherry, blueberry sap, and raspberry, with tarragon, sweet black licorice, leather, and peppery earth; the palate is initially quite juicy with blackberry flesh and skins, tart black plum, and tangy acidity, opening with air to reveal sour cherry, plum skins, subtle herbal and smoky flavors, and soft sweet leather. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2013 Vina Almate La Asperilla

La Asperilla is an 80 year-old, .5 hectare majuelo (small family vineyard)  in Penafiel, Alfredo Maestro's home town in the Ribero del Duero. A placid parcel of 80 year-old vines within view of the castle of Penafiel, La Asperilla is composed of clay and sandy soils, planted to  Tempranillo (around 80%) with Garnacha, Bobal, and white grapes Albillo Mayor and Moscatel (and more). The vineyard is horse-ploughed and organically farmed; the grapes are co-fermented and aged in a large chestnut barrel (a traditional vessel in the area). Heady florals (violets, soapy white lily,  piquant lavender) and resinous herbal garrigue fill the nose alongside cinnamon sticks, fresh vegetal stalks of rhubarb, and damp soil; the palate is a cool pool of pink and purple berries, with crunchy red delicious apples and skins, a scratch of sandy tannins, birch bark, almond oil, cherry cola, chewy wheat berries, cinnamon, and clove. An informal poll of Alfredo Maestro's biggest fans might reveal that Asperilla is his best wine yet! Pair with lamb, like they do in Penafiel. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2014 Vdt Castilla y Leon Lovamor Albillo

Fermented with natural yeasts, raised in stainless steel and bottled with no sulphur, Lovamor is a free expression of the intense natural energy which shapes the rugged land of the Duero region. Made from the indigenous white grape Albillo Mayor (not to be confused with Albillo Real, the great white grape of the Gredos) and harvested from many high altitude majuelos of varying soil compositions, the wine, which spends six days macerating on its skins, is robust, dense and tannic, showing earthy, austere notes of celery root, apple skins, sea salt, bright, tangy lemon, and the slight bitterness of freshly husked young walnuts. Sydney Snyder

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mendall (Laureano Serres) NV Terra Alta 5 anys i 1 dia

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

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

Mendall (Laureano Serres) NV Terra Alta Vi Ranci

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

MicroBio Wines 2016 Castilla y León Nieva York Sparkling White

No one understands the Verdejo grape as well as Ismael Gozalo, and no one makes more beautiful and unusual Verdejo wines. Nieva York is a Pet Nat made exclusively for our market (please note the cheeky amalgamation of the Manhattan Bridge with the Aqueduct of Segovia). Aromas of sea salt and lemon blossoms, followed by a buoyant, cloud-like palate of fun, fluffy fizz grounded in herbal, earthen notes, lemon balm and chalky minerals. One of my favorite Spanish Pet Nats to date! Ariana Rolich

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

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

Pedralonga 2016 Serea Albariño

The Serea Albariño is made using Pedralonga's younger vines, but there is nothing entry-level about this wine. The grapes are farmed organically and hand-harvested before being fermented and aged in stainless steel. The 2016 is a bit richer than previous vintages, but still wonderfully balanced. The Serea bursts with notes of white flowers, citrus zest, grapefruit, nectarine, and sea breeze. Coupled with that are richer notes of mirabelle plum, apricots, and a textured, long finish. Pair with grilled fish and autumn salads.. Oskar Kostecki 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $15.99

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

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

Silice Viticultores 2015 Ribeira Sacra

Silice Viticultores is a partnership between super-talented winegrower Fredi Torres and brothers Carlos and Juan Rodriguez, who are dedicated to shining light on the power of the steep and mighty Ribeira Sacra region to produce complex and luscious red wines without excessive intervention. Farming is organic and biodynamic, with no additives or manipulation in the cellar (beyond tiny amounts of SO2), which sets Silice apart in a region where chemical farming and acidification of wines are commonplace. Primarily Mencia, with Merenzao, Albarello, Garnacha Tintorera, and some white grapes, from multiple small vineyards on slate and granite slopes in Amandi averaging 60-80 years old. Aromas of sweet smoke and tangy wild berries, herbs, and damp earth meet a  juicy, mid-weight palate of tart cranberry, wild cherries, sour plum, cedar smoke and blueberries, with wild thyme, purple and blue florals, and salty, funky soil. Lovers of Pinot Noir and Cru Beaujolais in search of some Spanish sun, spice, and soul need look no further. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $22.99

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

Terroir Historic (Terroir Al Límit) 2015 Priorat Blanc

Dominik Huber is a bold and innovative force in the Priorat today, challenging convention and expectations with his steady progress toward lower alcohol and extraction in his fascinating single-vineyard/village/variety bottlings  for Terroir Al Límit, centered around his adopted home town of Torroja. Huber's new label, Terroir Historic, offers a macro view of the Priorat by combining fruit from organically-farmed vineyards all around the Priorat's nine villages into a regional wine. Vinification is simple and traditional with whole cluster, native yeast fermentations, six months in large concrete tanks and a minimum of SO2. The white is Garnatxa Blanca and Macabeu, from both young and old vines and a mix of Priorat terroirs. Fiesty and bright, with orange rind, bee pollen, honey, and a hint of petrol on the nose; effusive tannins frame the medium-bodied palate, with orange oil, watermelon rind, apricot, and salty mineral notes. An incredibly interesting and delicious wine that will change the way you view the Priorat. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

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

Tequila

Tapatio Reposado 1L

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

  • tequila
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

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

  • tequila
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $30.99

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

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

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

United States Red

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

Birichino 2013 Central Coast Besson Vineyard Grenache

The grapes from this vineyard (named after George Besson Sr. and Jr. whose families have lived and tended this vineyard since the 1930s) is fermented with native yeasts, using 15% whole cluster (with the rest destemmed), and racked into neutral barrels, unfined and and unfiltered. This wine envelops the palate with black cherry skin and fruit flavors, and violet, freshly rained earth, and menthol undertones. Despite the lightness and brightness of this Grenache, all the flavors resonate with an understatedly profound intensity. Pair with roast turkey with cranberry sauce or mushroom and herbed stuffing! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $25.99

Brea 2013 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Chris Brockway makes Brea Cabernet from Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles, the same site behind the delicious and popular Broadside Cabernet. The 2013 is riper and more fruit-forward than the previous year's vintage, leaning more toward California than Bordeaux. Juicy black cherry, black currant, and ripe black plum flavors delicately interweave into dried thyme, sage, and compacted earth undertones. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $25.99

Broc Cellars 2015 Solano County Valdiguie Green Valley

This style of wine was formerly known as Napa Gamay and for good reason. The taste is reminiscent of Beaujolais with medium tannin and great energy, though more purple in color and with darker fruit. Vineyards are dry-farmed and have an an average vine age of sixty years. Partial carbonic gives them a light and lifted character. Pair with pork chops, veal, bronzino, or carnitas tacos. Drew Farquhar

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Broc Cellars 2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel Vine Starr

This is a fantastic zinfandel. The varietal character remains but the alcohol has been brought to heel and the structure is resoundingly more crystalline than many of the soupier 16% abv offerings on the market. A coiled spring, with an array of black and red berry fruits and still moderately dense with tannin, there is a fine black pepper note on the palate and the finish begins with a burst of red fruit complexity that surprised me. There is a note of funkiness brought to it by the volcanic soils of the two vineyards: Arrowhead in Sonoma and Buck Hill in Russian River. This zin is destemmed, fermented in stainless steel and concrete, and aged for ten months in neutral oak. A great wine on its own, this would be a fine partner to steak, meatball marinara, or blood sausage. Drew Farquhar

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $31.99

Broc Cellars 2016 Lodi Mission

Floral and a bit spicy on the nose, this wine is a very light copper color, which belies its surprising acidity and tannin. While in no way a tannic wine, it has more to it than first meets the eye. Fig, red flowers, and a savory hint of black olive on the palate wind into a tight finish of dried citrus peel configured around an anise core. Carbonic maceration and six months aging before release, this wine is a fantastic look into the archetypal Spanish wine style that was brought throughout the Americas long ago and began winemaking in the Western Hemisphere. Serve slightly chilled with lighter savory soups, pork and chive dumplings, or gazpacho. Drew Farquhar

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $27.99

Cameron 2014 Dundee Hills Clos Electrique

Clos Electrique is home base for Cameron winery, first planted in 1984 by John Paul and comprising 15 different clones of Pinot Noir, along with various clones of Chardonnay, and several Italian varieties. The vineyard is farmed organically, with only small amounts of elemental sulfur and copper used to prevent mildew and rot. Clover (for nitrogen), buckwheat (for phosphorus), and mustard (for drainage) are planted throughout. Geese, chickens, and goats roam the vineyards, and cover crops are used to nourish the soil and attract predatory insects to keep pests away. It’s truly a natural ecosystem at work, and is also the first certified Salmon-Safe vineyard in Oregon. Though situated on terroir of decomposing basalt (Jory soil) like Abbey Ridge, the Clos Electrique vineyard has a much higher iron and titanium content and it is of much younger origin, in terms of "when the lava flow occurred," says John Paul. The vineyard is also at only 300 feet elevation, and is one of the warmest spots in the Dundee Hills, so harvest is much earlier than at Abbey Ridge, and the fruit typically yields a more intense style of Pinot. It's hotter, but the soils give mineral depth, and the clonal variety provides level upon level of complexity, leading many to liken it's evolution in the glass to an "old world" wine.  The fruits of the labor of the entire extended family at Cameron, and a wine that feels like the beautiful place it comes from, and has the warmth of the great people who tend the land.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Organic

Cameron 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Abbey Ridge

The Abbey Ridge vineyard was planted by Bill and Julia Wayne, who are partners at Cameron winery. It’s dry-farmed, with a rotating system of cover crops used to maintain moisture, and only organic treatments used in the vines. Originally planted by the Waynes in 1976, (with additional plots added in the 80s and 90s), Abbey Ridge is one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. At around 600 feet elevation (up to 700 at its highest point), it’s also one of the highest vineyards in the Dundee Hills, which "makes a big difference on timing of bloom and when the fruit is harvested, " says John Paul. Grapes fully ripen here typically in October and are given the chance to develop high natural acidity, which in turn leads to wines with long aging potential. Everything is here! A beautiful Pinot Noir, perhaps with a Burgundian nod in the form of red fruit, rose petals, dry herbal notes, and bright acidity, but uniquely Oregonian in its own right. Though it would not be a shame to drink this in 1-3 years, it will definitely benefit from longer term aging. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Cameron 2016 Dundee Hills Saignee of Pinot Noir

To make a Saignée, a small percentage of juice is "bled" off during fermentation of red wines, to balance the ratio of skins to juice, and give more boldness to the resulting wine. The run off juice is fermented separately and yields a rosé that has a considerable amount of color, compared to rosés made by direct press, or with very short maceration times. In one of his "rants " from a few years back about pink wine, John Paul writes that "one should be drawn to the wine by its color, captivated by its elegant aromas, and finally conquered by its texture and lingering flavors." The 2016 Saignée Rose delivers on all counts. It has a lovely rich pink hue, pretty strawberry aromatics, and a fascinating fleshy texture and long finish. A perfect rosé for the fall/winter months! I get the sense from John Paul that he might be getting out of the rosé game soon, as the market that was demanding rosé 4 years ago now seems to him to be saturated with them… so this may be the last time we get a chance to drink the Cameron Saignée. I'd suggest getting a bottle or two and drinking sometime in the next 1-3 years.  Eben Lillie

  • rosé
  • 22 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $104.99

  • red sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $64.99

Ghostwriter 2013 Santa Cruz County Belle Farms Pinot Noir

Belle Farms Pinot Noir is a perennially stunning single vineyard bottling from Ghostwriter, from 1.5 acres at 500 feet elevation, planted in 1999 to Champagne clones, just outside of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA in the foothills of Mount Madonna. We recently learned from winemaker Kenny Likitprakong that Belle Farms was ripped out after the 2014 harvest and is currently planted with broccoli to enrich the soils before replanting (the vineyard had been struggling for years and ultimately failed). 2013 was a gorgeous vintage for these valiant vines, with aromas of dry earth, sweet cherry, birch bark, cardamom, and clove, which swirl onto the palate of crisp cranberry, rich cassis, black raspberry preserves, and spicy citrus oils, with a bold acidic core. This cuvée always needs some air, and flavors evolve on the second day open toward elegant, high-toned fruit with graceful florals and a fresh, salty, mineral layer. An aptly named vineyard! Please decant. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Sandhi 2014 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir from Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman is a beauty. With notes of dark cherry, raspberry, rose petals, cola spices, iodine and sandalwood that linger on the finish, the wine is so delectable that you will want another glass as soon as you are done with the first one. This light-bodied fresh wine has a pretty structure with good acidity, light tannin, and great length.  On the wine making process side, Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman are proponents of less is more, using only wild yeast, no fining or filtering, and partial neutral oak aging. Pair this fresh vibrant Pinot Noir with light meals such as salads, grilled vegetables, roasted chicken or turkey, and vegetable curries.

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

Sky 2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel Mt. Veeder

Sky Vineyards has been producing estate-grown and estate-bottled Zinfandel since the late 1970s, but hasn't yet achieved the reputation of other Zinfandel producers like Ridge and Turley. This is a mistake in my not-so-humble opinion. The vineyard's volcanic soil and high altitude along with its warm days and fog-chilled nights produce Zinfandels with great finesse, elegance, poise, and length. There's a panoply of flavors that radiate on the palate:  black cherry skin, brambly fruit, pomegrante, steeped tea, dried herbs, garrigue,  and black pepper. This wine won't clobber you over the head, but it's quite lithe and sapid with generous dark fruit balanced by earthiness and savoriness. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $34.99

United States White

Bedrock 2012 Sonoma Heirloom White Compagni Portis

A fragrant white counterpart to the old-fashioned field blend formula that we admire in Bedrock's Heritage Red, Compagni Portis is a 60-year-old parcel of interplanted Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay (and more). The 2012 vintage was half de-stemmed and granted an extra long élevage, resulting in enhanced aromatics and structural integrity. Compagni Portis can be cellared or enjoyed young with roasted fowl, root vegetables or lobster. -AR

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $19.99

Cameron 2015 Dundee Giovanni Pinot Blanc

Sourced from Abbey Ridge Vineyard, this savory white blend is mostly Pinot Blanc with a splash  of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. With wet river rock minerality, Bartlett pear, and white floral aromas on the nose, this succulent white entices with crunchy peach and white grapefruit pith flavors and a waxy texture on palate. Perfect with roasted summer zucchini or some fat, fleshy oysters. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

Cameron 2016 Dundee Giovanni Pinot Blanc

In the words of John Paul Cameron: "This came about many years ago after developing a love for fresh Friulian white wines. I talked Bill Wayne [of Abbey Ridge vineyards] into planting a couple of acres of Pinot Blanc (bianco!) so that I could pursue that line of wine. It is always a blend of more than Pinot blanc - basically absorbing anything that I maybe don't have a place for (a bit of extra Chardonnay if I run out of barrel space, a bit of Pinot grigio if I have enough for Ramato), but the overall approach is still to make a fresh lively white wine that is best consumed in the first year or two after production."                      I consumed a good amount of this wine during my stay at Cameron winery, and can personally attest to its versatility with food, its fresh and lively acidity, and the subtle texture that adds complexity to the wine and rounds out the finish. Bravo to the Cameroni for this excellent Pinot Bianco!   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Dragonette Cellars 2014 Santa Barbara County Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay

Dragonette Cellars produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc from cool-climate vineyards in California. The biodynamically farmed Duvarita Vineyard lies just west of the Santa Rita Hills appellation on gentle, south-facing slopes of almost pure sand. Although there’s less than 15% new oak, biscuity aromas mingle with ripe peach, melon, and lemon pith flavors along with honey and vanilla undertones. Vibrant and fresh, this Chardonnay perfectly exemplifies the terroir and potential of Santa Barbara County. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Whisky

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $30.99

Delaware Phoenix Pot Distilled Whiskey 375ml

The Delaware Phoenix rye is a bold, spicy whiskey made in a rustic pre-Prohibition style. The mash bill is mostly organic rye grain with a touch of rye malt. The rye is painstakingly batch-distilled in Cheryl’s miniature copper pot still, and then rests in 10 and 25 gallon barrels for a short amount of time. The whiskey focuses on floral and high toned rye character with just a hint of vanilla from the barrels.  (375ml, 100 proof) JR

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • rye whiskey
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $30.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

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

  • whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

Warning: This Bourbon comes is a bottle shaped like a pot still. Some find this to be beautiful, while others feel that it is an eye-sore. No matter how you feel about the packaging the whisky inside is delicious. There is corn sweetness, but the finish has lots of drying rye. The oak is quite apparent, but in no way overwhelming. An overall supperior offering that has more class than most other whiskies at this price range. JR

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99