• Sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Australia

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Limus 2018 Adelaide Hills Tidal

The Tidal is a truly compelling blend from Australian winemaker, Limus. This vintage is ~60% Pinot Noir from Mount Gambier, and ~40% Merlot from Mount Compass. The combination of these coastal vineyards and the volcanic and glacial, sandy soils, results in a unique expression of brininess from the ocean breezes, and a deep, black, rocky minerality. The Merlot adds body and depth to the freshness of the Pinot Noir and an intensely long finish. The wine is fermented in aged in neutral barrels before blending and bottling with no additives, including sulfur. The salinity of this wine makes me want to grill up some swordfish steaks, or throw a curveball and pair it with some briny oysters. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Sam Vinciullio 2018 Margaret River, Western Austra Cow Town Red

This is the Australian Shiraz I always hoped for! Sam Vinciullo has been making wine under his own label since 2015, and as of last year is farming all of the vines himself. His vines are own-rooted, dry-farmed, and farmed with the use of chemicals only as a very last resort. The vineyard is located in Margaret River, near the town of Cowaramup (hence the name "Cow Town") on mostly sandy soil with pockets of gravel and ironstone. The "Cow Town Red" is a bottling of 100% Shiraz fermented and aged, like all of his wines, with no oak used, no additives (including sulfur), and no filtering or temperature control. The nose of this wine sends you immediately to Australia with notes of eucalyptus and sandalwood, followed by ripe plum, violets and crushed black pepper. Because of the use of concrete barrels instead of oak, and without using pump-overs, the wine remains vibrant and clean, while retaining density and a silky texture. There is plenty to contemplate in this wine on its own, but it will also make an excellent pairing for charred, grilled proteins and herbaceous sauces. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

Quantum Winery 2018 Ein Quantum Sonntag Geschlossen Grüner Veltliner

Sonntag Geschlossen (“closed on Sundays”) is a collaboration between Florian Schuhmann and his friend Marcus Sonntag. The story goes that Marcus had been farming his family’s two hectares of old-vine (50 y/o) Grüner Veltliner for years, converting to biodynamics in 2009. Interestingly enough, he really didn’t take to the winemaking part, so the juice was kept in old barrels in his family’s cellar being topped up and lightly sulfured for over seven years before Florian got around to asking after the wines. Florian offered to bottle the wines under this label, releasing each barrel separately. This first release is from a 2400L (very old) barrel, unfined and unfiltered. Slightly oxidative on the nose, with bitter herbs, salted pineapple, yellow apple core and stone on the finish—we look forward to future barrels! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Quantum Winery 2018 Weinviertel Ein Quantum Bastard of Grapes White

50-year-old Grüner Veltliner grown on granite soils in the Weinviertel, six days on the skins. Resinous and stony, the palate is smoky and almost meaty, with juicy pineapple and bitter herbs. A really unique and vibrant Grüner, for those who want to stray from the typical expression of the grape. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $18.99

Weninger 2016 Mittelburgenland Blaufränkisch

Franz Weninger has vines in both Sopron, Hungary and Burgenland, Austria. He started converting to biodynamics in 2006 and is now Demeter certified. Franz grows a variety of grapes on a mix of limestone, clay, loam, and loess soils (on the Austrian side), but his main focus is Blaufränkisch and its ability to showcase terroir. You can see this dedication in the sheer number of different, single-vineyard expressions he bottles from both sides of the border. The 2016 is from multiple Burgenland parcels and when Ben and I tasted it, we knew this had to be the first one to bring in. I wrote in my notebook 'true Blau!'. It gave everything: savory and dense, powerful but subtly framed with tannins bolstering up dark, juicy berries, and a sly meaty herbal quality rounding it all out. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

Coudert (Clos de la Roilette) 2018 Fleurie Clos de la Roilette

2018 is an excellent vintage for Alain Coudert - reminiscent of the ripeness of 2009 but with firmer structure and brighter fruit. The Clos de  la Roilette shows a deep red/black color, with lush aromas of cassis, black cherry, pomegranate and blackberry - very complex - with hints of blood orange, licorice and spice. The palate is dense and deep showing the Moulin-a-Vent side of Fleurie, with juicy black fruits backed with firm acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is long with sappy fruit liqueur and earthy acidity. It's a big wine but quite balanced and well-structured - open well in advance if drinking now, or cellar for three to five years then drink until 2030. This is a classic Clos de la Roilette and is highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $24.99

Descombes, Georges 2015 Regnié Vieilles Vignes

The Georges Descombes Regnié VV is a big, beautiful Gamay in this vintage known for ripe, full-bodied wines. The wine shows a deep red/black color and very floral aromas of ripe blackberry and red currant with hints of black cherry, earth and chocolate. The palate is deep and silky with surprisingly bright red currant and black cherry fruit liqueur, meaty and earthy, with a nice mineral kick in the long, lush finish.  Serve this delicious Regnié with a steak or grilled meats and put a few in the basement for five to ten years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $33.99

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

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

Desvignes 2018 Morgon Côte de Py

The Desvignes' parcels on the Côte du Py sit near the top of the famed hill. Now in the 8th generation of this family of winemakers, siblings Claude-Emmanuelle and Louis-Benoît work their parcels organically and hand harvest their 11 hectares in Morgon, looking for peak ripeness and healthy fruit to make elegant and structural, age-worthy wines. Grapes for this cuvée come from vines averaging around 70 years in age, planted on manganese-rich schist soils. Semi-carbonic fermentation and further aging on fine lees is in concrete tank. The nose was a bit muted with whispers of black plum and savory spice, a lushly forward and powerful wine greets you with crushed black mulberries and plums framed by fine-grained tannins and a dark, deep mineral finish. CB

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

Perraud (Isabelle & Bruno) 2018 Saint-Amour

Isabelle and Bruno Perraud are not well known in the US but they're making delicious natural Beaujolais and their lush and pretty Saint-Amour will be a hit on Thanksgiving, served a bit cool. - The 2018 Perraud Saint-Amour is a vibrant and beautiful natural Beaujolais! The wine is from 40 year-old vines in organic farming, soils of sandy granite and small stones, vinified, aged and bottled with zero additives.  The wine shows exuberant, floral aromas of black fruit liqueur with herbal and citrus notes. The palate shows bright, extremely pretty black and red fruits, a bit of cocoa, very mineral, with an almost bitter earthy character adding to the wine's complexity. This is a unique and delicious bottle of Saint-Amour and is highly recommended, especially for lovers of natural wines! David Lillie

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Morgon

We're very proud to have the lovely Morgons of Roland Pignard at Chambers Street.  The vines for this cuvée are 60  years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of their home in the hamlet of Saint-Joseph  above Villié-Morgon. Biodynamic farming, with no SO2 added until a minimal dose before bottling. The fermentation is with wild yeasts with a relatively short period of carbonic-maceration. The 2015 Morgon shows a vivid deep red color with complex aromas of ripe black cherry and black raspberry, wild flowers, earth and black pepper. The palate is ripe and supple with black raspberry and cherry fruit, brightened by firm acidity with hints of orange peel and brown spice. The finish is long and ripe with lingering black fruits, citrus and mineral flavors. At 13% alcohol, this beautiful Morgon shows the ripeness of the 2015 vintage but in a balanced and nuanced style with a complexity and mineral character found in few of the 2015s. Delicious now, best 2020 to 2025, but who will wait?  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Morgon Cuvee Tradition

The Pignard's Morgon Cuvée Tradition is ripe, dense and delicious in 2015! Good friends with Christian Ducroux, the Pignards practise similar methods of biodynamic farming and natural vinifications. Produced from hillside vineyards of sandy clay over limestone in "Les Charmes," the wine ferments naturally, with only 10mg of SO2 added before bottling and spends a year in vat followed by a year in old barriques. The wine shows aromas of blackberry liqueur with earth, spice, citrus and herbal notes. The palate is  silky and supple with ripe black fruits, bitter chocolate, earth, spice and citrus - having some aspects of northern Rhone wines in this very warm, dry vintage. The finsh is long with fruit liqueur, spice and citrusy acids. This shows the density and darker fruit flavors of the 2015 vintage but in a more balanced frame at 13% alcohol. Delicious now in it's youthful intensity, probably best from 2020 to 2025.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Régnié

Roland and Joëlle Pignard make a small quantity of Regnié from fifty year-old vines in  a vineyard with clay and stones over granite, always giving a dense and mineral wine. The Pignards made a superb Regnié in 2015, very well balanced, even with the higher ripeness in this sunny vintage. The wine shows deep blackberry, red currant and plum aromas with hints of earth, graphite, violets and citrus peel. There is a lovely melange of black and red fruits on the palate backed by firm acidity and saline mineral flavors, quite full and ripe but nicely balanced at 13 % alcohol. This is a great glass of Beaujolais in the richer style of 2015 - delicious now but should develop nicely over the next five to eight years. DL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2016 Beaujolais-Villages

The Pignard's Beaujolais-Villages is from a high-elevation parcel with 40 year-old vines in sandy clay over decomposed granite. There is a very short carbonic-maceration to preserve the fresh fruit and only a tiny addition of sulfur before the bottling. The 2016 is a subtle, elegant and well-structured Beaujolais, showing pretty aromas of raspberry, plum and tart cherry, with hints of violet, citrus and herbs. The palate shows firm acidity and saline mineral flavors, framing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, with hints of mint, spice and citrus. This is a real Beaujolais of terroir that is elegant and delicious now and will improve over the next few years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Champ des Treilles 2018 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Le Petit Champ

This biodynamic wine from the region of Sainte-Foy in Bordeaux is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The wine offers a bouquet of dark berries and plums with a touch of menthol, iron and spices notes. With good acidity and soft tannins, this Bordeaux wine has a delicious easiness to it. Pair it with a classic "steak and frites" and you will be transported back to a French bistro experience. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $17.99

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

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

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $16.99

Mazeyres 2013 Pomerol PRE Arrives 2/27

A blend of mostly Merlot (75%), with Cabernet Franc (%23) and a tiny amount of Petit Verdot planted on clay soils, with some plots having additional layers of sand and gravel. Hand-harvested, fermented in steel and concrete, aged in wood (40% new), for 14 months. The nose is a medley of dark fruits like blackberry, plum and black cherry, with accents of baking spice and shaved vanilla bean. The palate is fresh, with relaxed tannins and a fine pinch of acidity. Flavors of ripe berries and dark stones - with just the first touch of earth, leather, and smoke. I have no doubt the wine is beginning a stunning evolution. Even though I’m excited to revisit this Pomerol throughout its future, I do wish I could ‘freeze’ a few bottles, just to revisit the wine’s current expression in the years to come. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $38.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

  • eau-de-vie
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • brandy
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

Fanny Fougerat 2010 Cognac Petite Champagne Le Laurier d'Apollon

Fanny Fougerat's family have been growing grapes and distilling Cognac for four generations, and as is custom for many small growers, selling to the big houses. She is the first in her family to start to bottle independently, and we are thrilled to finally see them stateside. This bottling is a single cask of 2010 Cognac from Petite Champagne, distilled on the heavy lees, leading to a broad and muscular spirit. With notes of stone fruit, baked apple, as well as a more savory aspect (think black tea leaves and nutmeg) this is an energetic Cognac perfect for a cold winter evening. Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $34.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2016 Macon Chardonnay Clos Fourneau

A new wine from Julien Guillot at the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, the 2016 Macon "Clos Fourneau" is 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Gris. The wine shows floral, honeyed aromas of pear, white peach and candied citrus. Ripe stone fruits on the palate are wrapped in bright citrusy acids with chalky mineral flavors that continue in the finish with  lemon and stone. Try this with melon and prosciutto or a full flavored fish such as halibut or monkfish. This will improve with a long decant or three to five years in the cellar.

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $410.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $79.99

Champagne

Bourmault, Christian NV Base 14 Champagne Brut Cuvée Hermance

A new grower for Chambers Street Wines, Christian Bourmault from Avize works organically with some parcels certified. Cuvée Hermance is comprised of 67% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier aged in a combination of tank and barrel. Brisk and bright on the nose with aromas of pear skin, Meyer lemon zest, Rainier cherry, and biscuit, the palate is ripe and citrusy, with flavors of white peach, lemon curd, and orange rind. This offers terrific value and flair at a fine price. Highly recommended! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

Godmé, Hugues 2009 Champagne Brut Premier Cru Les Romaines Pinot Meunier

I have a not-so-secret love for Champagnes made from Pinot Meunier. Godmé's single vineyard expression, Les Romaines 1er cru, is an especially stunning example. The biodynamically farmed vineyard located in Villedommange has calcareous soils which lend a particularly savory minerality to the wine, offsetting the sometimes over-generous nature of the variety. The 2009 Les Romaines is  particularly vibrant example with effusive notes of wild strawberry, salted plum, and blood orange on the nose. The palate is broad but lithe and energetic, with a deep pitch of salty  earthiness vying with stone fruit flavors for attention giving way to a long, detailed rising finish. There is impeccable balance here, with the ripeness of the vintage seemingly lending gravitas to the firm mineral core. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Godmé, Hugues 2010 Champagne Brut Grand Cru Les Champs Saint Martin

From the eponymous lieu-dit located in the grand cru village of Verzenay on the norther slope of the Montagne de Reims. The organically farmed vines date from 1986 are grown in shallow clay soils over chalk. Juice from the coeur de cuvée, fermented with native yeasts, aged in oak barrels. The 2010 boasts a fine bead and soft mousse. The nose offer aromas of wet stone, red apple skin, spice, and apple blossom. The rich palate is broad and supple, yet suffused with a bright, incisive minerality and a lean cut to the long, detailed, rising, finish. There is a fine interplay between ripe red fruit flavors and a firm core of savory minerality. There is real class and complexity here with a fine upside for aging. Godmé’s parcellaires have real verve and depth and are not to be missed! John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 64 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

A staff favorite, this is the go-to Blanc de Blancs for a lean and food friendly Champagne. The nose is understated with notes of Meyer lemon, sage, and orange blossom. The palate offers a rush of freshness that carries aromas of white peaches, apricots through to a McIntosh apple finish.

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

  • Organic

Marguet Père and Fils NV Base 2015 Shaman Champagne Extra Brut

67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, bottled with no dosage. From the warm 2015 vintage the Shaman 15 has a pale, faintly salmon-colored robe and a fine bead. The nose is ripe with notes of cherry skin, white peach, and spice. The palate is broad and expansive, with rich red fruit flavors and a firm, concentrated mineral core. There is plenty of drive and precision here to counter the richness and fine, savory, lifted finish. The spice and stony notes make this an excellent Champagne for dim sum or heartier fare, such as Peking duck, not to mention a cracking autumnal apéritif when the weather cools. Disgorged March 2019. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

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

Ruppert-Leroy NV Champagne Brut Nature Martin Fontaine

Emmanuel Leroy and Bénédicte Ruppert are guiding a second generation, field of dreams estate in the southern Champagne village of Essoyes, seven kilometers from the Burgundian border. I cannot overemphasize the detail-oriented commitment of these young growers to releasing pristine wines.  A commitment that reaches the altruistic heights of setting aside the juice from the first three rows of their vineyards that border conventionally farmed vines.

The delicious fruits of Ruppert-Leroy’s efforts are on full display in the Martin Fontaine, an unctuous single vineyard Blanc de blancs with zero dosage. Vinified in ex-Chassagne Montrachet casks this pale, straw yellow cuvée has strikingly expressive aromatics, starting with peppermint, candied lemon, and ginger, before moving to cayenne pepper, honeycomb, and hazelnut. The palate is finely balanced and inviting with Golden Delicious, warm caramel, lemon curd, and white tea with a coda of quince. This will make a masterful pairing to a generously buttered mushroom risotto. (Disgorged 4/2014) David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

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

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

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $57.99

  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $69.99

Chantal Lescure 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Chouacheux (Mar 2nd)

From a 1.5 hectare parcel of 50+ year-old massale selection vines on clay/limestone soils rich in iron, in this excellent 1er cru vineyard at the foot of the slope in Beaune. The 2017 Chouacheux shows very floral aromas of ripe black cherry and plum, with hints of brown spice, citrus zest and earth. There is nicely sappy, chalky fruit on the palate - black cherry, plum, red currant - backed by firm acidity and the ever-present core of minerality found in the Chantal Lescure wines. Decant or open well in advance if drinking now, this beautiful Chouacheux should be best 2024 - 2034.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Les Bertins (March 2nd)

From organically farmed vines in Les Bertins in the southern part of Pommard, close to Volnay. Les Bertins has a greater amount of limestone than other Pommard premier crus, and the wines are sometimes a bit lighter and more "Volnay-like" in character. This shows the classic boldness of Pommard and the balanced ripeness of the 2017 vintage with aromas of wild rose, forest air, cherry liqueur and spice. The medium weight palate is dense with cooling minerality and mouth coating, silky tannins framed with sour red cherry and macerated raspberry, finishing with long, delicate notes of spice, rose hips, and black tea leaf. After about two hours open the nose has developed quite a bit: the fruit is lifted and elegant, but complemented by a savory, almost meaty, earthiness and delicate notes of spice. I think that this is a pleasure to drink now and to observe its evolution over a long evening, but it should truly shine in 7 years or more.  Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $73.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Pommard Les Vignots (Mar 2nd)

From south-facing vines situated on the right hill of Pommard, on the Beaune side, in a terroir of clay-marl. These 35 year-old vines grow in high elevation, about 330 meters above sea-level. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a long fermentation in stainless steel tanks, punched-down and vatted for 18-25 days. The wine ages in a cold cellar on lees in barrels, 30% of which are new. The 2017 shows a deep red/garnet color and complex aromas of ripe strawberry, and black raspberry with earth and spice notes. The palate is round, earthy and nicely textured with deep black raspberry, plum and black cherry liqueur, ripe and round and balanced with earthy minerality. The finish is long and sappy, with firm acidity. This is soft enough to drink well young but will come together nicely with a few years in the cellar. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Volnay (March 2nd)

The Chantal Lescure Volnay is from 50+ year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Fermentation is with wild yeasts in cuve inox followed by 18 months in barrel, approximately 30% new, bottled without fining or filtration.The wine shows a deep red/garnet color with black cherry, blackberry and red currant aromas, quite floral and elegant with complex hints of earth,  brown spice and tea. With aeration, the palate shows a velvety, chalky texture backed by firm acidity with complex black fruits, mint, bitter chocolate and earth that continue in the long, sappy finish. This is a lovely "village" Volnay that is delicious, if a bit intense in its youth - decant if drinking now, this will really sing in three to five years and until 2030+. David Lillie

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

De Montille 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

From a 1.51 ha parcel in the rocky soils of Taillepieds. Biodynamically farmed 100% whole cluster. Aged in 30% new oak barrels. The de Montille 2016 Volnay Taillepieds is one of the highlights in a vintage full of effusively floral and vibrantly precise Burgundies. The wine has a pale ruby robe. The nose is exuberantly scented with sweet aromas of wild roses, cherry blossom, and perfectly ripe wild cherry. The palate is incisively stony with the breathtakingly pure red fruits framed with mouthwatering acidity and a sapid mineral core. The rising finish is impressively persistent and offers that classic peacock's tail of after-aromas and flavors. The impression is one of energy and lift rather than density or mass, though this has the balance to age effortlessly. An exceptional Taillepieds and a perfect expression of the virtues of the excellent, if difficult vintage! Bravo to Etienne de Montille! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

Rouges-Queues 2017 Santenay

From 3 parcels of old vines in clay and limestone soils of the Les Saunières lieu-dit beneath Clos Rousseau. The 2017 Santenay has a dark ruby robe and is densely aromatic, with scents of violets, black fruits, black tea, and game. The rich palate is deep and layered offering flavors of blackberry, plum, five-spice, with an underlying mineral character featuring notes loamy earth. This is a generous Santenay with ripe pure fruit flavors underlain by sneaky structure.If drinking now decant or hold for 7-10 years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

Chantal Lescure 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Mombies (March 2nd)

The lieu-dit "Les Mombies" is situated downslope by the road with limestone clay soils. The 2017 Les Mombies is aromatically reticent on opening with notes of black tea, hedge fruits, and soil. With air it becomes more expressive with blackberry, Italian plum, and game. The mid-weight palate offers dark fruit flavors and good concentration over a fine mineral core and tannins that are more crushed velvet than silken, and this has fine fresh acidity and nice lift on the finale. There are plenty of layers here even if full expressiveness is implied at this point. This is a lovely Chambolle "villages" and ought to shine with 3-5 years in the cellar and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Arrives Mar 2nd)

From 50+ year-old vines in the upper part of the Clos (Lieu-dit "Montiotes"). Terroir pebbly clay/limestone. 12 btls available.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $189.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vallerots (Mar 2nd)

A new 1er for me. Apparently Les Vallerots is a near monopoly of Chantal Lescure per Jasper Morris. Dark ruby robe. The nose is a bit inscrutable on opening; with air, notes of black raspberry, plum, cherry pit emerge with a faint whiff on anise. The mid-weight palate is also a bit reserved, though it blossoms to reveal flavors of ripe raspberry, blood orange zest, mustard seed and pomegranate. There’s a fine sense of brisk acidity and stoniness—Les Vallerots is on top of the slope above the center of the village—lending energy to the wine through the mid-palate and on to the finish. There’s great flair here if you allow this to open up. The intersection of fruit and earth is compelling and satisfying; high altitude Nuits-Saint-Georges in character. If drinking now, decant for a few hours or better yet, cellar for 3-5 years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes (March 2nd)

From the village portion of Les Damodes on the Vosne side of Nuits St. Georges, long-time organic farming, minimal use of SO2. The 2017 "Les Damodes" shows a bright red/black color with very floral aromas of black cherry and strawberry liqueur, with hints of mint, licorice and brown spice. There is deep black cherry, strawberry and red currant fruit on the palate which is chalky, round and ripe and is nicely balanced by bright acidity, a bit of tannin and a hint of oak. This opens up with aeration becoming more complex, with pretty red fruits lingering in the finish. Quite delicious now, this will show best in 5 to 8 years when the tannins and oak have integrated.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (March 2nd)

 2017 Les Suchots. A bit backwards on opening, mostly showing forest floor and tart berries. But with air, the nose unfurls to offer effusive aromas of wild raspberry, blackberry liqueur, and crushed rose petals. The palate is generous and coltish with ripe flavors of Bing cherry, turned earth, and exotic spices, with good density and a fine core of minerality. Not quite as nervy as the 2016, but this has fine balance, ripe tannins, and sneaky persistence. Delicious with guinea hen in a red wine sauce with mushrooms over grits. But I can see enjoying this with gamier fare. This shows plush fruit and savory soil notes and should gain in complexity with a few years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $139.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chauvenet 2014 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $119.99

De Montille 2016 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts

From the top of the slope planted in shallow limestone soils. 66% whole cluster. 60% new oak. The 2016 Malconsorts has a deeply-pitched nose with extravagant red and dark berry fruit, spice, game, and sousbois. The tightly coiled palate offers pure wild fruit, sapid earth notes, and layers of spice, black tea, and dense plummy stone fruit flavors overlaying a firm ripe structure, leading to a long explosive finish. This is tightly wound today, but should sing with 10-12 years in the cellar. This is truly impressive and has a long life ahead. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $374.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 23 in stock
  • $49.99

Germany

Enderle & Moll 2018 Baden Weißburgunder 'Muschelkalk'

Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) organically grown on shell limestone soils. Slightly reductive upon opening with a hint of chalky stone, the palate boasts a lush body and mineral balance, savory spice and bitter almond buoyed by juicy, ripe pears and lively energy on the finish. A wine to open with an assortment of cheeses, roasted chicken and root vegetables, brandade with a side of sautéed hearty greens. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Enderle & Moll 2018 Baden Spätburgunder Rosé

One of my favorite vintages of this wine to date, a delightful Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) rosé to pair with heartier winter fare. Simply delicious when first opened, the palate just gets brighter and juicier as the wine takes air. Scents of roses, red cherries and cranberries leap out of the glass, the palate has an almost crystalline freshness, with vibrant red florals, blood orange, crunchy pomegranate seeds, and wild strawberries on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Immich-Batterieberg 2017 Mosel Batterieberg Riesling

This wine is sourced from a portion of a 1.1 hectare monopol within the Zeppwingert; created during the winters of 1841-1845 by blasting through the gray slate and quartzite with gunpowder charges. This area of the slope is extremely dry, with cooler temperatures and lower yields (~25hL/ha).Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic

Koehler-Ruprecht 2017 Pfalz Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Kabinett Trocken

Pinot Noir sourced from multiple sites in Kallstadt and Bad Dürkheim. The bunches are destemmed and ferment in stainless tank. After macerating for about five weeks, the wine is pressed off into one new 2400L barrel and the remainder into used 600L barrels for 18 months before being bottled. (cellar info per David Bowler website) A delicate nose of red flowers and cherries, the palate is fresh and vibrant, with a melange of red fruits (think plums, crunchy cranberries and raspberries, strawberry compote) balanced with a savory spice on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $56.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Riesling Kupp GG 1.5L

The grapes for this GG come only from mid-slope Ayler Kupp, at the turn of the hill. This legendary location makes for age-worthy wines with verve and complexity. IN MAGNUM!! CB

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $123.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Riesling Schonfels GG 1.5L

This steep site basically dead-ends into a cliff above the river and I found myself walking about one-third of the way down into the vines before deciding I still had things I wanted to do with my life, and tumbling off a cliff wasn't one of them. Proximity to the river gives adequate warmth and cooling breezes to provide the key diurnal temperatures that influence acidity and expressiveness of aromatics. The soil here is mostly blue slate, which also helps to absorb the heat from the sun. Can't remember ever seeing magnums of these wines, very excited to see them now! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $123.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Riesling Kupp GG

The grapes for this GG come only from mid-slope Ayler Kupp, at the turn of the hill. This legendary location makes for age-worthy wines with verve and complexity. CB

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $56.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Riesling Schonfels GG

This steep site basically dead-ends into a cliff above the river and I found myself walking about one-third of the way down into the vines before deciding I still had things I wanted to do with my life, and tumbling off a cliff wasn't one of them. Proximity to the river gives adequate warmth and cooling breezes to provide the key diurnal temperatures that influence acidity and expressiveness of aromatics. The soil here is mostly blue slate, which also helps to absorb the heat from the sun. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $58.99

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $17.99

Gin

Cotswolds Dry Gin

A recent arrival to the US market! Named for the rural area outside of London in where the distillery is located, Cotswolds Gin went into production in 2014. Nine botanicals undergo 18-hour maceration in a base distillate of wheat and these include juniper, coriander, bay, fresh citrus peel, and black pepper, among others. It is beautifully aromatic – juniper heavy, with cool overtones of balsam, mint, rosemary, cucumber, and lime – but maintains a classic, dry profile on the palate with added lift seemingly from the fresh citrus peel. Green herbs and black pepper creep in on the finish. Very balanced and long, this makes a killer Martini, and it is also un-chillfiltered so it clouds up when cold! Tim Gagnon

  • gin
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Glassware

  • Glasses - Wine
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

Italy Piedmont

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Gea, Fabio 2015 Barbaresco Notu Seguiva le Gocce d'Acqua

Fermented in concrete and aged for three years before release. The nose is richly fruited, with bold red plum, spiced cherry, and fresh, healthy mulch. A hint of coconut shavings and nutmeg add a special aromatic accent. The palate is just as dynamic, boasting flavors of baking spice, espresso, roasted herbs, and savory dark cherry. The mouthfeel has a surprising fresh edge, with clean mineral zip and pleasant dusty tannins. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $99.99

Gea, Fabio 2018 Barbera d'Alba Green Palma

A rustic nature with an accessible structure, this Barbera (from grapes in and near the Barbaresco appellation) was fermented in barrel and aged in stoneware. Minimal sulfur is added at bottling. The nose is bright, with spicy and fresh dark forest fruit. The palate is also focused and vibrant, with black cherry, dried herbs, and a hint of salty, dark minerality. The wine displays a peak of high acidity and subtle tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $48.99

Gea, Fabio 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba Pinotto

A generous but supple Dolcetto, this wine was fermented in stainless steel then aged in stoneware and glass. Minimal addition of SO2 at bottling. Unlike other examples of the grape, Gea’s ‘Pinotto’ doesn’t rely on bitter accents - instead it displays aromas and flavors that make me think of springtime. The nose shows fresh picked violets, blackberry and blueberry. On the tongue, there are similar wild fruits, with hearty characters of fresh earth and minerals. Structure-wise, it is softly textured with attractively low acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $499.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba

The sadly neglected by Americans third grape of the Langhe triumvirate, Dolcetto needs love and attention. But in the hands of a committed grower, there is real detail, real energy, real soul. Elio Sandri  is one such grower. Signor Sandri captures the freshness and brambly brightness of the variety—crunchy fruit, fresh acidity, and fine-grained tannins. The overall impression is amiability; it cries for salumi, perhaps carne cruda, maybe even bàgna cauda. This is a pretty, charming Dolcetto, one without airs or pretense, but in the 2017 vintage, a wine that beckons you back to the glass which is perhaps its greatest attribute. Now I don’t know if anyone in New York will make a plate of vitello tonnato or agnolotti del plin (though they should!) but wines of exuberance and joy deserve a place at your table.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

Italy Tuscany

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Italy White

Antica Tenuta Pietramore 2016 Pecorino Superiore

Of all the Italian varieties that have been rediscovered in the last few decades (of which there are many dozens), Pecorino is one of the most exciting. Found in the Marche and Abruzzo, Pecorino got its name from the sheep herders who used to eat the grapes while tending their flocks.  It is a variety adapted to high altitude hillside vineyards with a long, cool growing season, and typically produces very full body wines, with plenty of acidity and delicate flavors.  The Pietramore Pecorino is an archetypal example of how delicious these wines can be. Produced from biodynamically farmed vineyards, the grapes are macerated for 10 hours, fermented in steel, rested on the lees for 3 months, and then bottled with a light filtration.  Loads of orchard fruit jump out on the nose over apple blossom, mint, and cool mountain air.  The palate is full, sporting 14% alcohol, but has plenty of acidity so it feels crisp rather than heavy with flavors of tart apple, anjou pear, and muddled mint.  Suited of course to Pecorino cheese it would also pair well with rich chicken or fish dishes, broccoli gratin, pork chops dressed with apples, or other full flavored cheese.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 56 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

De Bartoli NV Marsala Riserva Vecchio Samperi

This will make you rethink Marsala — incredibly complex and subtle dry wine from the late Master, Marco de Bartoli (who was solely responsible for the survival of one of the great old wines of Europe). A wine of reflection; anyone who appreciates great dry Sherry, for instance, will love this wine. This is actually a stupid-low price for this gem.

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $42.99

Monterosso 2018 Etna Bianco Crater

Made from organically farmed Carricante grapes from a single vineyard inside the crater that sits towards the top Monte Rosso. The vines here average 70 years old. The ‘18 Crater is more substantial in flavor and weight than their Carricante released in 2017. On the nose, there are essences of smoke, light spices, lemon peel, and tea leaves. The palate is muscular, with a depth of lemon, pear, apricot and pepper flavors. David Hatzopoulos 

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $38.99

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

Skerk 2017 Venezia-Giulia Ograde

Equal parts Vitovska, Malvasia, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio macerated for 10-15 days and then aged for 12 months on fine lees in 1500L-2000L tini. The 2017 Ograde has a vibrant peach hue, closer to ramato copper than pink. The nose is effusive with aromas of apricot, blood orange, chamomile, and bee pollen. The palate is textured and just-this-side of oily. Flavors of juicy guava, ripe stone fruits, and a savory ferruginous note dominate the palate (red soils?). While there are light tannic notes from the maceration, the subtle character from the extended lees contact adds a note of roundness on the mid-palate. The finish is bright and vibrant without some of the rancia character of some orange wines. A nice pairing with farro with pistachios, wild mushrooms, arugula, and roasted delicata squash, far better with whipped Salvatore ricotta, black pepper, and chestnut honey. In this case the flush of juicy stone fruit flavors with the creamy cheese and bitter honey was delightful delightful and more satisfying. This has good balance and complexity and it is worth the price of admission for the nose alone. I'd love to check in on this with a few years age or perhaps drink with  heartier fare. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $23.99

Loire

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Les Galichets

The Chevalerie "Galichets" vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoil, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age - similar to the "Chevalerie" parcel but a bit lower on the slope, giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The 2015 vintage is excellent, with a bit more ripeness and lower acidity than 2014. This wine is a fabulous mix of fruit and minerals, perfectly balanced and with terrific length: dense black/red color, with aromas that blend soil, stone and blackberry fruit with hints of cocoa and violet. The palate is dense and supple and round - a blend of stone  and ripe red and black fruits, continuing in the long, supple mineral finish. This is a beautiful Bourgueil that can be enjoyed now with roast chicken, pork dishes, even a steak - or hold for ten to fifteen years for a mature experience. It's a fabulous value  - congratulations to the Caslots! David Lillie

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chidaine 2017 Montlouis Sur Loire Les Bournais (10/29)

(Arrives 10/29) This is usually our favorite wine from François and Manuela Chidaine, long-time champions of organic and biodynamic farming in the Loire Valley. Named after the soil type "Les Bournais," a unique clay topsoil over limestone (tuffeau blanche) also found across the river in Vouvray and without the silex present in most Montlouis terroirs. The 2017 is a beautiful example of this wine with lovely aromas of lemon confit, kiwi, pear, lime-flower, honey and earth, with subtle hints of crushed raspberry as well. The palate is dense and creamy with chalky ripe pear and citrus fruits with a long, lush finish of stone, white fruits, anise and citrus. (Lush but dry at only 2.3 gr RS/L) This is a beautiful Montlouis that will perfectly accompany lobster,  fish or white meats in sauce, Asian foods and goat cheeses. It's delicious now, and should be very interesting after ten to fifteen years in the cellar.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $14.99

Ecu (Fred Niger) 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Orthogneiss

The superb Domaine de L'Ecu Orthogneiss is from a 3-hectare parcel with 45-55 year-old vines facing southwest. The top soil is granulous and not very deep (30-50 cm). Sub-soil of orthogneiss, a metamorphosed igneous rock where minerals are arranged in bands, organically farmed since 1975, biodynamic-Demeter certified since 1998. Soil worked manually and yields are kept low. All grapes are hand harvested,  gravity fed with no use of pumps. Wild yeast fermentation, minimal SO2 used, aged on the lees in underground vats for 15-18 months. The 2018 Orthogneiss shows a pale gold color and complex ripe aromas of lemon, pineapple, marzipan, dried pear and anise - quite expressive and intriguing. The palate is dense and ripe with citrus, melon, anise and stone fruits backed by very firm lemony acidity and intense saline mineral flavors that continue in the finish. This will accompany full-flavored oysters, but best with fish in sauce, scallops and lobster. Drink this beautiful wine over the next ten years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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

The beautiful Grange Tiphaine  Montlouis "Clef du Sol" is from 80 year-old vines grown in sandy clay soils with silex over limestone. The wine undergoes a slow fermentation in barrel with wild yeasts, then ages in the barrel, sur-lie, until bottling. We tasted the 2018 in early February 2020 - the palate is very elegant and mineral, showing this great terroir for Chenin, with fabulous purity and length - perhaps the best vintage we have tasted of this lovely wine. Please open an hour or two in advance and enjoy with white meats, any mild fish or shellfish dish and goat cheeses - or cellar for ten to fifteen years. David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

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

Lambert, Patrick 2015 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55-year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts, as are all of Lambert's wines, the Vieilles Vignes gets 12 months of aging in old barrels. The wine shows a deep red/black color and ripe blackberry and strawberry aromas with pepper, earth and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe, showing earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate and firm structure. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will accompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. Age for five to ten years for a mature experience. David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo NV Vin Mousseux de Qualité Brut Atmosphères

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

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $21.99

Louvetrie (Jo Landron) 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cuvée Domaine

Jo Landron's "Domaine" cuvée from La Louvetrie has been excellent in recent vintages and the 2018 is really lovely, a bit softer and more forward than his "Fief du Breil" and "Les Houx," showing pretty pear and citrus fruit with a nice mineral kick in the long finish. This very versatile wine will pair with anything from oysters to cod or lobster, not to mention roast chicken and mild cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pépière 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Gorges

We're ecstatic to have this superb new Muscadet from Pépière. The product of an exchange of juice with Fred Lailler at Domaine Bregeon (pressed at Bregeon), the wine undergoes a slow fermentation and is then aged 42 months on the lees. Marc Ollivier considers this his favorite of his bottlings right now, along with the Château-Thébaud. From Bregeon's vines on Gabbro with clay topsoil (in conversion to organic) the 2015 Gorges is a complex, dense and beautifully structured wine, with unique aromas showing almond, smoke and petrol notes in addition to stone, pear, quince and mushroom. The palate is dense and intensely mineral with ripe pear and quince, earth, almond, anise and citrus notes, with stone, lemon peel and white fruits lingering in the very long finish. Although vibrant and delicious now, we would recommend waiting for eight to ten years before opening for peak enjoyment. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson

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

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

This lovely wine clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons is a great parcel on gneiss, in layers that permit a deep penetration by the vines, with sandy clay and amphibolite stones. The vines are at the top of a hill and on the south-facing slope overlooking the Maine. (The name, by the way, does not refer to fat sheep, but rather in local dialect, to the hilltop vineyard site.) This terroir produces lovely, classic Muscadet 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. The 2018 Gras Moutons is a sensational Muscadet showing a pale bronze color and beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with hints of anise, stone and almond; The palate is very dense and mineral with ripe pear and white peach, quite supple and ripe but framed in firm acidity. The finish is long and dense with white fruits, citrus and an almost bitter mineral aspect - this will pair beautifully with a full-flavored fish or chicken dish. Five to eight years of aging will bring out the complexity of this lovely wine. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $35.99

Misc. Burgundy

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $62.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $19.99

Papras Winery 2019 PGI Tyrnavos (Greece) Naiads Badiki Amber

(Wines arrive Tuesday 1/21) Naiads (in ancient Greek mythology, the nymphs of the freshwater springs) is the new wine in the series of Nymph-named bottlings from Papras Bio Wines. Made from the indigenous Greek grape Badiki, this is fermented in the same method as the Oreads and the Pleiades:  indigenous yeast fermentation, ten days of maceration on the skins, and then bottling unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of SO2 (10mg). Of the three wines, this was the lightest. Naiads showed higher toned aromatics with notes of lime blossom, chamomile, and quince on the nose and a more delicate palate with lighter tannins than Oreads or Pleiades. A beautiful, gentle new addition to the trio of Nymphs! Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 27 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Papras Winery 2019 PGI Tyrnavos (Greece) Pleiades Roditis Orange

The Pleiades are the nymphs of the stars, and this bottling is made from the rosy-hued Roditis grape. Of the three nymph-wines from Papras this is the spiciest and perhaps the most clearly an "orange wine". It is made in the same method as the Oreads and the Naiads: the grapes are pressed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, macerate on their skins for ten days and finally bottled without fining or filtering and with only a small (10mg) addition of SO2. Pleiades is aromatically spicy, with melon, white pepper, yellow flower, and ripe orange on the nose. The palate is dry and surprisingly structured, with elegant tannins and plenty of citrus-driven acidity that complement flavors of quince, pineapple, Bergamot, and green tea. This is my favorite version of Pleiades that I've tasted. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

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

Misc. France

Ratte 2017 Arbois Les Corvées

Ratte describes Les Corvées as being the best site in all of Arbois to plant Trousseau. This grape is also an almost forgotten type, known as Trousseau à la Dame. The grapes are de-stemmed, ferment naturally, and the wine ages in stainless, besides a small portion being aged for a few months in barrel to enhance the wine's texture. On the nose, there are red forest fruits, baking spice, and woodsy hints of maple and birch. Coffee, pepper, and subtle flavors of licorice join red and black cherry fruit on the palate. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $46.99

Ratte 2017 Arbois Ouille Nature

'Nature' is the name for Savagnin from days long gone. The grapes are harvested by hand from vineyards on blue and gray marl soils. Most vines are 20 years of age, but some are over 100 years old. Natural fermentation and bottled unfiltered.  The nose is salty and fresh, with green herbs and lemon. The palate has clean white pepper,  apple, and lemon zest. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

Tournelle 2018 Arbois Trousseau des Corvées

The Clairets make what we would consider "natural" wine, yet varietal character (and terroir) seem to shine through so vividly. This is classic Trousseau, with dark, velvety, flower petal notes on the nose, sweet, high-toned berry fruits, balanced by a hint of funk, and blackberry fruit and seeds. Les Corvées is high altitude vineyard on terroir of clay and limestone. Decant and serve lightly chilled. 

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $104.99

Tournelle 2018 Vin de Table Cul du Brey Rouge

"Cul du Brey" is a blend of equal parts Trousseau, Petit Béclan, and Syrah from selection massale vines planted in limestone scree and gray marl. The grapes are de-stemmed by hand and put into vat for semi-carbonic maceration for three weeks. Pascal suggests against aeration or long decants.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Blanc

An outstanding and unusual white made by Jean-François Deu at the organic/Biodynamic estate, Domaine du Traginer (Mule-driver) in Banyuls and Collioure. Made from Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Vermentino grown on low-yielding vines, on steep slopes above the Mediterranean. The 2018 is a superb and complex wine of the south that shows a bright pale gold color and aromas of almond, pear and peach, lime-flower and preserved lemon. The palate is ripe and dense with citrus, almond, peach and stone flavors backed by firm acidity, finishing with mineral flavors citrus and white fruits. Serve this unique wine with a ceviche of scallops or fluke, fish soup or fish in sauce, white meats and goat cheeses. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Val de Sorne (Jean-François Ryon) 2012 Côtes du Jura Crémant Rosé

Jean-Francois Ryon comes from a family steeped in the methods of organic farming. He started selling his wines from the village of Vernantois, in the far southern reach of the Jura, in 1992. This sparkling is an evenly-split blend of Chardonnay and Poulsard that come from Ryon’s 2.7 hectares of vines. It carries with it a touch of residual sugar, which helps structure the flavors of subtle red fruits and orange rind. Also, the regionally specific blue marl soils give it a spark of smoky flint. Being slightly sweet, it is extremely versatile and would pair well with baked deserts or spicy/well-seasoned vegetarian or meat dishes. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Val de Sorne (Jean-François Ryon) 2018 Côtes du Jura Trousseau

At a shockingly-low 12% alcohol, Jean-François Ryon’s Trousseau from 2018 delivers a big punch with a profile that automatically made us think “Syrah?” The nose shows aromas of bacon, warm miso, blackberry, blueberry and plum. The palate is also burly. Flavors of plum, pepper, and anise are coupled with a woodsy greenness. The palate is tannic, but not overly grippy, and deep with fruit and spice. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $44.99

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $28.99

Monterosso 2017 Etna Rosso Volcano

In addition to farming their two hectares, the Monterosso team sources organically-farmed Nerello Mascalese for their Volcano bottling. The 2017 vintage was hot and had very little rain, resulting in an extremely small harvest. Grapes were picked two weeks earlier to ensure freshness. The wine is bold and robust. The fruit on the nose is dark (blackberry, cherry), with a hint of amaro-like aromas and smoky earth. The palate has a character of bitter and herbaceous red/black fruit and savory cured meats. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Misc. Spirits

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • herb digestive
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • herb liqueur
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

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

  • bitter aperitif
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • aperitif
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • fruit liqueur
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

Portugal Fortified

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

Portugal Table

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

  • white
  • 56 in stock
  • $18.99

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

Ramilo 2017 Colares Malvasia

We are delighted to have the first vintage of the Ramilo family’s Malvasia. From two hectares of rare and ungrafted vines in Colares, about one kilometer from the Atlantic. The soil here is comprised of clay, under about a meter of sand. The vines are trained low to the sand, permitting longer maturation of the fruit, while the light and heat reflected by the sand raises the fairly low temperature. After an October harvest period, 50% of the wine is fermented in stainless steel, while the other 50% is fermented on the skins in an open air lagar for seven days. This skin contact gives the Malvasia gorgeous notes of orange blossom, sea spray, plush flowers and salt. The palate continues these notes, along with the classic Colares profile of minerality, salinity, crisp acidity and tart citrus. This is one of our favorite wines, made for a dish like seafood stews, salt cod, and shrimp tempura. JDC

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $56.99

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $29.99

Rhone

Balazu des Vaussières 2015 Vin de France Cuvee Fenouil des Vignes

The 2015 "Fenouil des Vignes" from Christian and Nadia Charmasson at Balazu des Vaussieres is made from Mourvedre, Grenache and Carignan, which undergoes an approximately two month carbonic maceration, followed by pressing and 3 years in vat (no wood).  This is perhaps the most "natural" of all Southern Rhône reds, as the Charmassons use no SO2 or other additives in the wine and refuse to use copper sulfate in the vines. The wine is a bit musty upon opening, then shows a ripe melange of blackberry, plum and black cherry. The palate is round and dense with earthy red and black fruit liqueur, spicey garrigue flavors and hints of anise and licorice. The flavors are changeable and alive and will develop for many days after the bottle is opened, re-corked. I find this wine fascinating and delicious (despite a bit of TCA-like flavor, not from the cork, that comes and goes) and I have enormous respect for the Charmasson's principles of farming and winemaking.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Balazu des Vaussières 2017 Vin de France Jasmin

The 2017 “Jasmin” from Nadia and Christian Charmasson at Balazu des Vaussières is made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Bourboulenc.  A complex and elegant wine of the south, the wine shows a slightly cloudy gold/bronze color with very complex aromas of candied citrus, almond, pear and peach fruit with spiced apricot, stone and honey, a hayfield in the sun, ripe but bright and really showing the Marsanne and Roussanne. The palate is ripe and dense with stone, citrus, almond, peach and pear - the finish is long and earthy with citrus, almond, mineral and stone fruits that linger on the palate.  This is an extraordinary, delicious and soulful natural wine from the stony soils of Tavel and Roquemaure and a testament to the principles of Nadia and Christian who refuse to use copper sulfate in the vines and to their vinifications with zero additives. It's perfect with bouillabaisse with aioli, fish in sauce and white meats, or to just sip and contemplate. (On the label of the Blanc and Rosé is the Berber Flag from North Africa (Nadia’s heritage) with the symbol of the free man and three colors representing Berbers who lived by the sea, in the mountains and in the desert.)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 41 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Chave, Yann 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Classique

Yann Chave's Croze "Classique" is always  lovely glass of Syrah. Here's what our friend John Livingstone-Learmonth has to say about the 2018: "inky, dark robe; the bouquet is a brewed up affair, has an ample nature, a mound of stewed black fruits including prune the image given. The palate is assertive, foot down on the pedal, charged with oxtail-beefy content, grilling, wild tendencies unleashed. It bounces off warm lands into the glass, is broad and fuelled for game dishes, steaming casseroles. There’s a lot in the glass!"

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2018 Vin de France Sphé-érique

The 2018 Vin de France "Sphé-érique" from the Grenier family in Saint-Joseph is an elegant Syrah from Biodynamic farming that is fantastically delicious! The wine shows very bright pure black raspberry and blueberry fruit aromas, really lovely, which continue on the palate that is fresh, refreshing and pure. There is minimal added SO2 which allows the fragrant, floral aromas and fruit flavors to be fully expressed. Serve this beautiful Syrah cool with charcuterie, grilled lamb and pork, roast chicken and mild cheeses. It's lovely wine and a testament to the great farming and winemaking by Véronique and Philippe Grenier and family. David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $99.99

Texier 2015 CDR Brézème Pergaud Vieille Roussette

"Roussette" can mean Roussanne in the Northern Rhône, Altesse if you're in Bugey or even Marsanne, if you're in St. Peray. In Brézème, it's Roussanne, and Eric has made a separate cuvée from the oldest vines of Monsieur Pouchoulin, in a parcel of clay and limestone with large stones (galets roulés), 50% on skins for 6-8 weeks in amphora and 50% direct-press in 20-yr-old old barrels; blended and pressed together and aged in a mix of amphora & old barrels. It's a beautiful wine with subtle aromas of citrus peel, exotic fruit, almond and summer hay; the palate has a slight buttery aspect but remains pure, crystalline and mineral with terrific length and good acidity. This drinks beautifully now and will be a great accompaniment for any serious seafood dish, but the length and acidity indicate great aging potential also. Highly recommended.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rum

  • rum
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

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

  • rum
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Sake

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $46.99

Isojiman Tokubetsu Junmai

Isojiman Shuzo is located in Szikuoka Prefecture, on the coast of Suruga Bay, with Mount Fuji rising towards the east and the foothills of the Southern Japanese Alps to the north. Relatively young for such a heralded brewery, Isojiman was established in 1830. It wasn't until the 1970's that its fame became cemented, when Isojiman led the push towards what is considered high end sake today: a drier, cleaner, and more refined style. It is one of the only breweries in Japan that uses an almost completely stainless steel facility, apart from the koji room, which is still the traditional cedar interior. This Tobubetsu Junmai, made from heirloom Omachi rice, is a pearl of the category, and we are very happy to have a few bottles to offer. Deceptively rice and fruit-forward on the initial taste, the longer one spends with this bottle, to more layers emerge, revealing a savory core with a distinct saline, almost seaweed, character. It has the richness and broadness associated with a Tokubetsu Junmai, but there is also a depth and linearity running through it, like a shaft of sunlight striking through an underwater forest of kelp. The finish is long and engaging. This is a beautiful sake to savor with a wide range of foods, but I feel it would do best in a setting with seafood. Isojiman continues to push the boundaries of sake brewing, recently bottling three sake from three separately designated rice fields, one of the first trials in "terroir." Though not available in the United States at the moment, we commend Isojiman for continuously exploring the potential of sake and hope to one day taste the fruits of their labor. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Junmai
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Junmai
  • 12 in stock
  • $11.99

Mutemuka Shuzo Muroka Nama Genshu

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

  • Junmai
  • 2 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Junmai
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

Scotch Malts

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $194.99

Springbank 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

From the peninsula of Campbeltown comes the historic Springbank. Campbeltown once was the thriving center of Scottish distillation, now Springbank is one of the few left. A truly artisanal operation that employs their own floor maltings. Springbank uses a light peating for a smoky island character. The malt is actually distilled two and a half times, so there is a lightness that, when combined with the rugged terrain, creates a complex scotch that is very unique. Most of the malt was raised in Bourbon barrels for a pure, dry expression. (46% ABV) JR

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

South Africa

  • red
  • 49 in stock
  • $16.99

South America

Cacique Maravilla 2019 Secano Interior Yumbel Moscatel de Alejandria

Sourced from 100 year old Moscatel d'Alexandria vines, this is a fun, juicy skin-contact wine from the natural winemakers of Cacique Maravilla. These vines are farmed without any agrochemicals or irrigation, and very little plowing.  The wines are equally unfussed with; no additives, fining, filtering, or sulfur added, just a pure expression of the vineyard. This vintage saw about 30% of the grapes used affected by botrytis, which was embraced and adds a honeyed spice note to the wine. The skins are left to macerate for 2-3 weeks which give it a nice grip and a touch of bitterness to balance out the ripe tangerine and sweet chamomile notes on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Cacique Maravilla 2019 Secano Interior Yumbel Pais Pipeño

The 'pipa' in pipeño refers to an old Chilean tradition of making large batches of wine in open-top barrels and then distributing this wine by the jug-full, right from the barrel, throughout the neighborhood; a wine of, and for the community. With País vines at least 250 years old, winemaker Manuel Moraga Gutierrez continues the legacy of his ancestors. He uses a short maceration to keep this wine juicy and supremely drinkable. The nose is incredibly aromatic; peppery with lots of ripe purple plum, blackberry, raspberry, and a touch of smoke. The palate has a nice concentration and weight with subtle tannins and lots of acidity making this a great option with or without food. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Viña Maitia 2018 Maule Valley Carignan Weon

This is an introduction to Chilean Carignan from David Marcel at Viña Maitia. Vines are about 70 years old, and the grapes are fermented in lagar, and aged in concrete. The aroma of fresh soil hits you first and a just a touch of barnyard followed by rich black plum, raspberry, and red apple skins. The palate is plush and juicy with soft, pleasant tannins making it easy to enjoy with or without food. The finish is distinctly stony and savory on this easy drinking medium-bodied wine. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

Valdespino NV Jerez Fino Inocente 375ml

Valdespino’s Incocente is perhaps the world’s greatest value in Fino. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard consisting of Jerez’s classic chalky soils. Unlike most Fino Sherry, which is typically only about 4 yeas old, because of the number of Criaderas in the Inocente Solera, the wine in this bottle is roughly ten years old. This, and the fact that the wine is femented by the ambient yeasts in casks, adds to the signature weight and richness of Inocente. This Fino is truly a study in flor, and has long, rich, yeasty flavors, and vibrant citrusy acidity.  JR

  • white flor fortified
  • 21 in stock
  • $12.99

Spain Table

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2017 Toro Tio Uco

A native of southern Toro, Alvar de Dios honed his skills working with Fernando García at Bodegas Marañones (Sierra de Gredos) shuttling back and forth to Toro to farm family vineyards and acquire others. Tío Uco comes from 25 to 40 year-old, organically farmed vines of Tinta de Toro on a variety of terroirs (clay, limestone, sand, and gravel), destemmed and raised in neutral oak barrels. The 2017 is exuberantly aromatic, with ripe dark fruits and floral tones, and full-bodied but well-balanced on the palate. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $13.99

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

Candea 2016 Monterrei Tinto

Candea is Jose Luis Mateo's entry-level blend of local red grape varieties in Monterrei (roughly equal parts  Mencia, Bastardo, Garnacha Tintorera, and Arauxa), a lesser known appellation in Galicia. Fermented with native yeasts and raised in stainless steel, this is a fresh and expressive red with pretty minerality and delicate floral and herbal tones. A great introduction to the wines of Monterrei. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $16.99

Celler Pardas (R. Parera & J. Arnan) 2018 Penedes Rupestris

Pardas is a winemaking project from Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan in the Alt Penedes dating back to 1996. Their focus has been on old indigenous grape varieties of the region, and the Rupestris is mostly Xarel-lo with a small amount of Malvasia de Sitges, both classic grapes of the region. This is a great, fresh example of Penedès terroir, with a salty mineral core enveloped by notes of citrus, pear, and melon. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $15.99

Juan Francisco Farina Perez 2017 Tenerife Valle de Guimar Los Loros Listan Negro

This is interesting - a red wine (almost entirely Listan Negro) from Valle de Güímar, an appellation on Tenerife practically exclusively planted with white grapes. The easterly facing valley is warm and temperate, and the wines are perhaps a bit plusher than is typical for the Canary Islands. Juan Francisco Farina Perez produces this wine with most of the red grapes from the valley, and it shows the classic savory, smoky and salty notes of Listan Negro from Canarias with a bit riper red fruit character on the palate. This was great with sausage and broccoli pasta. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $26.99

Losada, Diego (La Senda) 2017 Bierzo Tinto "1984"

This is a funky red from Bierzo native, Diego Losada. 100% Mencia, sourced from 3 small vineyards around the village of Hervededo, in Galicia. The parcels for this wine come from the mountains in Bierzo, where the soils are iron rich, littered with quartz and other minerals (a contrast with the mostly clay/limestone terroir in the area). 3 days of maceration without punch down, and 8 months in 5-6 year old barrels. Losada harvests fully ripe fruit, and does not interfere with the natural fermentation or acid levels. A delicious Mencia, with a bit of a dark side.   -EL

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Óscar Olmos 2017 Jumilla Monastrell La Princesa

We had been looking for a well balanced, approachable Spanish Monastrell from Jumilla for a while, and I'm happy to say Oscar Olmos' La Princesa from Jumilla hits the spot! From organic, dry-farmed vineyards on limestone soils, this 100% Monastrell preserves freshness and acidity while displaying the grape variety's classic dark fruit, game and leather notes. Vinification is entirely in neutral wood, and the extraction must not be overly long (sadly, I don't have information on this), as the tannins, acid, and fruit are all in very nice balance. A great wine for steaks and stews this winter. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Terroir Sense Fronteres 2018 Monsant Negre

Terroir Sense Fronteres is the new Montsant project from Dominic Huber of the legendary Terroir al Limit estate in Priorat. Since 2015 he has been working with a selection of  very special vineyards on limestone and sandstone outside the Priorat appellation in Montsant that are planted with mainly Garnacha, with some Carinena. The approach with these wines recalls Terroir Al Limit, with whole-cluster fermentations in concrete, and short macerations (6-10 days) to avoid extraction. The resulting wine is totally singular in my experience of Montsant, with beautiful florality, intense minerality, and a great intensity and power balanced by a very surprising delicacy. The Terroir Sense Fronteres wines are among the most exciting that I've tasted recently! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Venus La Universal 2017 Montsant Dido Blanco

Montsant is better known for its red wines, but this fresh and interesting white from Sara and René of Venus La Universal makes a strong case for the region's whites. Made from 50% Macabeu, 40% Garnatxa Blanca and 10%  aka Xarel-lo from organic vineyards, roughly 20% of the grapes are macerated on the skin for 24 hours (providing a soft, complex textural structure to the finished wine) while the remainder are directly pressed into clay amphorae and large old barrels.  Dido Blanc shows the influence of the poor decomposed granitic soils of Falset. These soils and the warm climate help promote full ripening and exuberant fruitiness, while the granite simultaneously expresses itself in the wine with balancing minerality and acidity. This was outstanding with buttery, garlicky shrimp over rice with lime and cilantro and would be similarly well-suited to other flavorful seafood dishes, I think. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 42 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Tequila

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  • $64.99

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
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

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  • 6 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Bow & Arrow 2018 Willamette Valley Gamay

I continue to be enamored with the wines being made from this beautiful Demeter-certified vineyard in the Willamette Valley. Bow & Arrow usually prefers to vinify Gamay in stainless steel or concrete, but found that the wine showed so beautifully after aging in an old puncheon that they decided to bottle it; making only 42 cases! The Johan Vineyard sits atop marine sedimentary soils at a relatively low elevation, but because of its access to the Van Duzer Corridor, it remains cool and breezy throughout the year. The nose is distinctly earthy , with dried herbs and crushed raspberry, and the palate has a nice balance of soft, powdery tannins and juicy red fruit. Really intriguing and delicious with gamier proteins. Michelle DeWyngaert  

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $75.99

Day Wines 2016 Willamette Valley Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir

A beautiful example of Pinot Noir from the Demeter certified Johan Vineyard in the Willamette Valley. Located along the Van Duzer Corridor so it is exposed to cooling winds, it is the last picked of the Day Wines giving it a delicate freshness. The grapes are left 25% whole cluster during fermentation and then the juice is aged for 19 months in 15% new French Oak, the rest neutral. This wine feels like Oregon to me. There is a perfect balance of richness and concentration to the flavor, while still showing enticing notes of fresh soil and dried herbs. The nose is a mix of fresh and stewed raspberry, rosemary, anise, and rose petals, and the palate is plush with structured tannins that leaves me to believe that this will age nicely over the next several years. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 9 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Division 2018 Oregon Béton

The 'Béton' comes from the Division-Villages line of Division Winemaking Co., an ode to Villages level French wines. This blend of Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Côt (Malbec) comes from the four vineyards throughout Oregon from Willamette to Applegate Valley. It was inspired by the deliciously quaffable bistro wines of Paris, meant to be drunk young, with or without food and not overthought. The grapes are all vinified separately, with the Cabernet Franc and Gamay going through semi-carbonic maceration for lift and freshness, and then the whole lot is aged in concrete (aka béton in French). This wine is just yummy; a perfect balance of bright purple and black fruit, and savory herbs and botanicals. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Division 2019 Gamay Nouveau

Nouveau wines always signal the change a change in seasons for me; there's something so fresh and hopeful about them. The 2019 'Nouveau Nouveau' is a chance to taste a bit of Columbia Valley with this bottling from the Willard Farm in Yakima. Fermented in stainless steel with full carbonic maceration and then bottled unfined and unfiltered so this wine remains super vibrant and fruit forward. Juicy purple plums dominate with notes of fresh herbs and a spicy kick on the palate. This wine is meant to be fun, cheerful, and should be served with a bit of a chill. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Drew Family Cellars 2018 Mendocino Ridge Mid-Elevation Mendocino Ridge

Drew Family Cellars was established in 2000 with a mission to create age-worthy, cool climate California Pinot Noir. They settled in the coastal appellation of Mendocino Ridge and planted their own estate in what was once an orchard, at 1250ft elevation.  This bottling is a blend of fruit from their organically farmed estate and lots from like-minded farmers at the Valenti, Fashauer, Perli, and Wendling vineyards. The grapes are fermented with 20% whole-cluster bunches and aged in 10% new French oak, with the rest in neutral oak barrels. The nose is fully ripe, wild cherry, with a bit of stewed red fruit, licorice and dried herbs. The proximity to the coast and the abundance of fog keep the acidity well balanced with the richness of the fruit and that kiss of new French oak. MichelleDeWyngaert  

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enfield Wine Co. 2017 Sierra Foothills Pretty Horses Tempranillo

After tasting a lineup of Enfield Co. wines it was easy to see why winemaker John Lockwood is so enamored with this bottling. The Pretty Horses is a co-fermentation of 90% Tempranillo, largely from the Shake Ridge Vineyard, and a bit of Graciano and Pinot Noir to keep this wine a bit lighter on its feet. This wine is made to be enjoyed young and often, though I suspect it has the substance and structure to evolve over the next few years in the bottle.  The nose is a savory mix of tobacco leaf, ripe purple plum, stewed raspberry,  a touch of smoke and charcuterie. The palate has a nice richness with velvety tannins, but does not feel the least bit heavy. This will make a versatile food pairing for anything from BBQ pork to eggplant parmigiana. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

Frenchtown Farms 2018 Sierra Foothills David Girard Vineyard - Cotill

The 'Cotillon' red blend is the Frenchtown Farms' ode to classic Cotes du Rhone wines. Sourced from the organically farmed David Girard Vineyards at 1400ft elevation in the Sierra Foothills on well-draining volcanic soil. This wine displays the benefits of the extreme diurnal temperature shifts by being both beautifully ripe, and also full of vibrant acidity. The blend is 70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, and 10% Syrah all left whole-cluster, then foot-stomped and aged in old French barrels for 8 months. The nose is a an enticing mix of bright, maraschino cherry, juicy, red plum, and a savory meatiness with soft, fresh herbs. This will be perfect with Mediterranean fare or anything stewed with herbs de Provence! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Inconnu 2018 Contra Costa County Lalalu Cab Franc

This is a fun, super drinkable, glou glou wine from Contra Costa County in CA. Laura Bissell's intention with her Lalalu line is to be delicious, quaffable, and not overly complicated, and this Cabernet Franc is exactly that. Fresh, lively notes of juicy cranberry and fresh raspberry, with a touch of herbaceousness and fresh earth on the nose. The tannin is minimal, but enough to keep the wine in balance. The grapes are farmed organically and spontaneously fermented, then aged in neutral barrels. I love this wine slightly chilled with charcuterie, but can also see this being the perfect pairing for burgers (veggie or meat-based). Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Kelley Fox 2016 Willamette Valley Momtazi Pinot Noir

The Momtazi Vineyard is certified biodynamic in the McMinnville Foothills, the furthest west of the three vineyard properties that Kelley sources from. She describes the fruit from Momtazi as being the most savory, which she relates to the wild nature of the vineyard, the abundance of fauna, and the basalt soil the vines are grown on. The grapes are fermented 100% whole cluster for this bottling and aged in neutral Burgundy barrels.The Momtazi has a fantastic aroma of the vineyard; fresh dirt, crushed rocks, forest floor and a little meaty. The palate is dense and well-structured, balanced with juicy, stewed red cherry, and the first touch of development. I can't wait to try this wine again in 5-10 years, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait that long.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Dundee Hills Star of Bethlehem Flower Block Maresh Vineyard

Of all of the Kelley Fox Pinot Noir's that I have had the pleasure of tasting, this bottling is the most ethereal. The Start of Bethlehem Flower Block is positioned 1 acre behind the Maresh house where a famed cherry tree once stood and has since burned down. It is now the only block on the vineyard where the Star of Bethlehem Flower will grow, hence the name, and there is indeed something more floral to this bottling. The vines here are own-rooted Pommard clones, planted in 1991, tended lovingly with biodynamic practices by Kelley. As with all of her wines now, it is fermented whole cluster and aged in neutral barrels. The nose is delicate with notes of rose water, fresh raspberry, red currant, and soft sweet herbs, and the palate is bright with gentle tannins. If you're opening this now, it will do well with some air by decanting it an hour early. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir

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

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Margins Wine 2018 Santa Clara Valley Sattler's Vineyard Mourvedre

Margins Wine is a really exciting project from Megan Bell in Northern and Central California. Megan's mission is to find vineyards who are close to, or working towards becoming fully organic and create incentives for their transition. This bottling is 100% Mourvedre from the Sattler's Vineyard in Santa Clara Valley. Though there was one pass of Roundup used during this growing season, the Sattler's have committed to fully transitioning to organic farming by 2020 because of their agreement with Margins Wine. The wine is bright and juicy, pleasantly candied on the nose, but surprisingly more savory on the palate with notes of umami, salted plum and dried herbs. As it was a cool growing season in 2018 the grapes retained significant acidity and the wine fermented to a pleasant 10.4% ABV making this a perfectly chillable red and a great food pairing. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2017 Mendocino County Benson Ranch

This vintage of Nero d'Avola is a blend of two Mendocino vineyards; 14 year-old vines in Benson Ranch Vineyard and 33 year-old vines, the oldest in the state, in Fox Hill Vineyard. Martha Stoumen was inspired by her time working with COS in Sicily when she sought out these inland vineyards with Nero d'Avola. The nose is a compelling mix of damp soil, dried savory herbs and black cherry, and on the palate is nice balance of tannic tension and acidity with notes of black currant and plum, finishing with a lingering taste of amaro and medicinal herbs. Pair this with something briny like a puttanesca sauce! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • No Sulfur

Turley 2018 Zinfandel Juvenile

The 'Juvenile' is a great way to taste the classic and enduring style of Turley Zinfadel without paying a fortune for one of the single vineyard bottlings. This is a blend of grapes from the youngest vines on 18 different vineyards.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

United States White

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

End of Nowhere 2018 Clarksburg Heringer Vineyard

Winemaker Chris Walsh is able to source fruit from several high-quality, organically farmed vineyards in and around the Amador County area to make his low-intervention wines. The 'Space Oddity' is a refreshing bottling of Verdejo from the Heringer Vineyard in Clarksburg which is currently in conversion to organics. What makes this bottling so interesting is the blend of techniques used. One third of the grapes are fermented on the skins until dryness, 1/3 with the skins for just 12 hours, and 1/3 directly pressed which give this wine a beautiful texture on the palate. The nose is clean and herbaceous; a mix of sage and fresh grass with a bit of ocean breeze, and the palate is crisp and lemony with the sea breeze translated to a creamy, salty finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2018 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc

I am not often impressed by Pinot Blanc as it is relatively neutral and typically blended with Auxerrois or other innocuous grapes, but when it's done right, for me, it's all about the texture. This 100% Pinot Blanc from Kelley Fox showcases her incredible attention to detail and desire for balance, bringing forth a rich, silky texture in the wine. The nose is delicate with fresh white flowers, lemon zest and a bit of underripe peach, and the palate has a bit more ripeness to it while still showing plenty of acidity and a lingering mineral undertone. Whole-cluster fermented in neutral oak with a complete malolactic fermentation adding to its rounded edges. The grapes are all from Freedom Hill Vineyard, which was planted in 1982 on marine sediment, which really shines on a neutral variety like Pinot Blanc. I will happily sit and contemplate this wine on its own, but it would be a lovely companion to anything you might enjoy an understated chardonnay with. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen 2018 Honeymoon

'Honeymoon' is a delightful blend of 85% botrytized Colombard, and 15% Chardonnay leaving this wine ever so slightly off-dry (just 2g R/S). The Colombard comes from 70+ year old vines in the certified organic, dry-farmed Ricetti Vineyard, and the Chardonnay is sourced from the practicing organic Hawkeye Vineyard, both in Redwood Valley, CA. The nose is reminiscent of a Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with notes of honey, spiced apple compote and chamomile. On the palate it's even a little savory with a bit of white button mushroom and golden raisins. This wine is a perfect pairing for Thai food, but I look forward to seeing this evolve with a few years in the cellar! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 16 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Whisky

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  • no discount
  • $249.99

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  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $55.99