Alsace

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Racines Métisses

Laurent Barth's 2018 "Racines Metisses" is a delightful blend of many grape  varieties from his tiny organic estate in Bennwihr. Always around 50% Pinot Auxerrois (fermented separately), with Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a touch of Riesling. The idea here is to make a wine that is easy to drink, says Laurent, and he nails it! The wine shows bright citrus, lime-flower, white fruits and Riesling aromas -  there's a subtle touch of spice on the palate, with silky white fruits, citrus and floral notes, with a crystalline minerality in the finish, thanks to the granite soils.  Delicious!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de l'Envol 2018 Alsace Sylvaner Dorfburg

The vines are farmed biodynamically, the grapes strictly selected before fermentation with native yeasts and aging is in stainless steel. The 2018 Sylvaner Dorfburg offers aromas of white peach, cool crushed herbs, pear skin, brambles, and apple blossom. The palate is bright and lively, with flavors of perfectly ripe stone fruit, faint tropical notes, a bracing herbaceousness, with an nervy, mouthwatering finish. The 2018 embodies the cool, verdant charm of Sylvaner, while underlain with enough pebbly minerality and weightless concentration to move it past thirst-quenching to deeply satisfying. This was lovely with pan-roasted chicken atop a ragout of favas, baby artichokes, asparagus and morels, but would likely excel with just-cooked arctic char and spring peas or your favorite triple creme cheese.  John McIlwain

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Copains Comme Raisins

This is a skin-contact offering from Hubert and Heidi Hausherr. A blend of Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Auxerrois, and Riesling, with 21 days of maceration. Because the grapes were left intact (whole-cluster), the tannic structure here is very subtle. Hubert says the Riesling provides pretty acidity, and I believe the Pinot Gris lent color and spice. Of all the Hausherr wines, this is the only one I would recommend drinking in one sitting. It seems to lose it's freshness and lift after several hours, and some bacterial notes emerge. Their still whites, however, are well worth trying over several days!  -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Australia

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Austria

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

Jurtschitsch 2019 Kamptal Mon Blanc

A new arrival from Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch in the Kamptal, 'Mon Blanc' is a blend of Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gelber Muskateller and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) from the Loiserberg vineyard (cooler site, glimmerschiefer and loess, certified organic since 2009). About two weeks of skin contact, spontaneous fermentation in open-top wooden vats, aging is in 600L old oak barrel, the wine is unfined and unfiltered with a small amount of SO2 added only at bottling. The 2019 was stricking, really a stand out white with chamomile and stone fruit on the nose (peach/apricot), and beautifully integrated tannic structure from skins. Behaves very much like a medium/full bodied white, but has the notes of skin contact wine with the additional grip and convincing dryness. 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

Wimmer-Czerny 2017 Wagram Roter Veltliner

Wimmer-Czerny estate has been producing Roter Veltliner wines since the 1880s, and is the source for two major clones of Roter Veltliner, so they know a thing or two about the grape! Roter is possibly related to Vitovska or yellow Traminer (different theories abound), and has an extremely high phenolic content for a white grape, with a type of acidity that has more in common with red grapes than other white grapes. Romans liked this grape, most likely because of its vitality and ripeness late in the harvest, which gave more alcohol. This is the most interesting and enjoyable Roter Veltliner I've tried and sparked a desire to try more. From 55 year old vines. There is a nice, broad texture, roundness without ripeness or "fruitiness." It does stand out as a bit different from most whites. It's hard to explain but at $20, just try one and you'll see.  -Eben

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $27.99

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

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

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

Descombes, Georges 2018 Brouilly

Georges Descombes is one of the great producers of natural Beaujolais -  the Descombes Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed organically. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation. No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling. The 2018 shows beautifully ripe but high-toned red fruits, with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral, a bit lighter and brighter than the Morgon, infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids, and the finish is long and elegant. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Bellegrave 2010 Pomerol

This is an outstanding Pomerol from Chateau Bellegrave, which was in conversion to organic certification in 2010. While it shows the depth and structure of this excellent vintage in Bordeaux, the wine is surprisingly supple and forward, making it a delicious wine for current drinking. The aromas are ripe and rich with black fruits, cassis and blackberry with sous-bois, cocoa, spice and floral notes. The palate is firm but round, deep and elegant with complex fruit flavors backed by earth and mineral notes with good freshness and silky tannins. Decant this lovely wine  a few hours in advance if possible or cellar for five to fifteen years

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $114.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

Le Puy 2016 Cuvée Emilien Francs Côte de Bordeaux

Certified organic and Biodynamic, this estate is located on the same plateau as Saint Emilion and Pomerol. Soil is red clay, silt, and limestone. Vines average 50 years. Grapes are hand harvested. Native yeasts are used for fermentation, which happens in concrete over 2 weeks. The 2016 'Emilien' saw a total of 24 months  in wood, none new. The nose is woodsy, with tree bark and wild herbs, forest plums and cherries. The palate is tense with dark minerals under a richer layer of black and red fruits, black pepper and earth. The structure is  well-placed, medium tannin and medium acidity. Drinking exceptionally now, but will age over the next decade. David Hatzopoulos.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $119.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Chateau de Leberon Solera Ténarèze Armagnac 750ml

The Chateau de Leberon has been in the family for four generations, focused on crafting a spirit that wholly reflects their micro-terroir by using all estate-grown fruit, and even estate-grown wood for their barrels. As all of their other bottlings are vintage-dated, in 2001 a solera, or "cellar master's cask" was started, with minimum 3-year-old spirit being added each year, as a portion is bottled. The nose is elegant and high-toned, a bit floral even, with cherry blossom mingling with caramel and spice. The palate has a lightness to it, though far from "thin," with a touch of cinnamon heat on the finish. Opens up nicely with a small splash of water!  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Armagnac
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $95.99

Domaine d'Aurensan 1990 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask (Arrives 1/29)

This single vintage, single cask Armagnac from Domaine d'Aurensan is a thing of beauty! Bottled in November of 2020 after 30 years in casks it is showing splendidly. I hate to be unnecessarily hyperbolic, but my first tasting note is "divine." The Domaine consists of five hectares of vineyards on clay/limestone soils, and are now transitioning to organic and biodynamic farming. In the cellar and distillery they are similarly-minded, using only indigenous yeasts for fermentation, no sulfur,  aged in local Gascogne oak barrels, and in the finished product, absolutely no additions, not even water. A whopping 65% is given up to the "Angel's share" bringing this down naturally to a 40.3% ABV. Notes of slow-roasted, cinnamon-crusted street cart nuts (in the  best sense), baked apple, cedar box, dried figs and creme brûlée. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Armagnac
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $264.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Burgundy White

Domane de l'Enclos 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Here's a rarity, a new organic grower in Chablis. Brothers Romain and Damien Bouchard whose father Pascal is a famed negotiant. In 2015 their father sold the winery and passed on his vines to the sons who've built a new winery and begun the process of organic certification. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts and aged in stainless steel and bottled with minimal sulfur. The 2016 Beauroy 1er cru from the left bank of the Serein river is bright, high-toned and redolent of white flowers and sea spray on the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant and nervy with punchy flavors of lemon zest, apple peel, and chalk on a galloping finish. This has great tension between the pungent mineral notes and ripe orchard fruit with a compelling, cool savory herbal notes. The Bouchard brothers are vignerons to watch. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominique Cornin 2018 Pouilly-Fuisse

The wines of Dominique Cornin are exemplary white Burgundy. The farming is strictly biodynamic and the wines are made without additions, excepting a small quantity of sulfur. The outstanding farming and an overall percentage of old vines make for wines with terrific freshness even in warm years. Take this '18 Pouilly-Fuissé - in a hot vintage like this, one might expect a wine that feels overly rich and creamy. Instead it's brilliantly delicate, full of lemon zest, baked green apple and chalky stony notes. It avoids the oiliness that can sometimes befall Pouilly-Fuissé, instead with a beautiful lacy fresh mouthfeel. This is quite impressive and an excellent value. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $249.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $69.99

Maison Petit-Roy 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté

Seiichi's Aligoté comes from a parcel in Savigny called "Aux Boutiéres." The vines are just shy of forty years old, planted in soils of limestone and white marl. This is textbook Aligoté, full of lemon, lilies and honeysuckle. There is excellent length on the palate and that cool freshness that comes from planting the right grape in the right place. There is very little SO2  added and no apparent oak influence. A delight. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Manciat 2019 Mâcon Charnay Franclieu

100% Chardonnay. From Jean Manciat's oldest vines, on a gentle, stony slope of clay-limestone soils. Jean considers this to be his finest plot. The hand-harvested fruit is whole-cluster-pressed, naturally fermented and aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks--no oak at all here--to feature the fresh, floral, flinty nature of the fruit from this vineyard.

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Moreau-Naudet 2018 Chablis

This is sourced from vines between twenty and sixty years old and aged all in stainless steel. This is Chablis at its most inviting. It's full of juicy white fruit, peach and pear and feels generally supple and accessible from the moment the cork is pulled. But what is most captivating and engaging is the mineral component here. Chablis is defined by its limestone soils and at its best its character comes through as something I have always identified as "Welch's grape soda." Some people compare it to fennel or licorice, others to something else - it's somewhat nebulous, as tasting stones is not something we do in life. But whatever it is, this wine has it. The finish is stained with this unique expression of limestone, which is what we should ask of it. Outstanding for the price. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Moreau-Naudet 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

"Vaillons" is one of the best-known of the great Chablis sites and rightly so. The hill rises high and steep above its neighbors, looking down over "Les Pargues" and "Forets" to the east, and the wine the site produces has a similar feeling of power and presence.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rougeot, Pierre Henri 2018 Meursault Sous la Velle

Pierre-Henri Rougeot is a name most Burgundy lovers don't yet know. I suspect this will not remain the case much longer. These are Burgundies of poise and elegance, farmed and made with great care and conviction. Certified organic in 2020 but farming that way since 2012. This village Meursault comes from a vineyard at the foot of the village with a variety of soil types - a bit more clay at the north end and more limestone and small stones further south. The resulting wine is one of great balance, with crisp white fruit and citrus, some spice in the mid-palate and good length and freshness, particularly for a warm vintage like 2018. Bottled with no sulfur, this is extremely good for the level and for the price. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

Vignes du Maynes 2018 Macon-Cruzille Aragonite

Carved from vineyards once owned by the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny and farmed organically by Julien Guillot's family since 1954, Clos Vignes du Maynes is one of the most distinctive growers in Burgundy. Aragonite comes from 40- to 80-year-old Chardonnay vines high on the slope, on thin soils of clay, crystallized limestone, and laced with other minerals. This wine is incredibly aromatic upon opening with aromas of golden pear, green apple, apricot, white grapefruit, honeysuckle, and bergamot; there is a hint of earthy heather honey and butterscotch. On the palate it is quite rich and luscious, in this warm low-yielding vintage, and much more tropical and salty than in years past. In fact, if tasted blind, I could see this being mistaken for a great Chardonnay from the Jura as it has fantastic acidity, and is beautifully textured, long, and mineral. On day two the aromas have softened a bit, and the palate has gained an added savory note that contributes to a still stunningly long finish. The 2018 Aragonite is not to be missed. 

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Champagne

Bérêche NV (Base 2018) Champagne Brut Réserve

35% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier from the 2018 vintage. Disgorged 12/20, 7g/l dosage.

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

  • Organic

Boulard, Francis 2009 Champagne Grand Cru Grande Montagne Extra Brut

Sourced from the grand cru village of Mailly on the northern slope of La Montagne de Reims. Comprised of 100% organically farmed Chardonnay. Fermented in barrel. Disgorged in 2018 bottled without dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $144.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Calsac, Étienne NV 18b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Échappée Belle

The 2018 base l’Échappée Belle reminds us of the beautiful purity and vibrancy of Étienne Calsac’s Champagnes. Though the domaine is located in Avize this wine speaks more to its origins in Grauves (considered Côtes des Blancs, though more aligned in character to Coteaux Sud d’Epernay according to our friend writer Peter Liem) with a just a nod towards the south-facing village of Bisseuil on the lower slope on La Montagne de Reims. The nose offers aromas of yellow flowers, chalk, and an intriguing note of citrus rind (though it seems to flit between orange peel and lemon zest). In the mouth the wine is supple and emphatically ripe—though by no means flabby or overwrought—with delicious flavors of juicy orchard fruit and lemon curd lent gravitas and energy by a fine, nervy line of chalk running through the mid-palate and carrying all that lovely fruit on to a long and admirably complex finish. I suspect this could gain from cellaring in the short to midterm, but finding the willpower to keep one's hands off those resting bottles may be tested given how absolutely delicious this is at present. And while it’s no secret that young M. Calsac makes lovely wines, this indicates that he has kept joy in mind while putting this dandy Champagne in bottle. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $169.99

  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Huré Frères NV Champagne Brut Reserve L'Invitation (16b)

20% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Meunier. The nose offers aromas of baked apple, brioche, wild strawberry, orange oil, white flowers, and ginger. On the broad, medium-bodied palate there is a fine tension between the ripe red fruit, citrus peel, frisky acidity, and a fairly serious core of stony minerality. This develops nicely in the glass displaying a frothy mousse and coltish, energetic fruit initially, with the earthy Montagne de Reims character emerging with air. This is a fine Champagne to accompany charcuterie, sushi, or smoked fish.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

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

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mouzon Leroux 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Verzy G.C. l'Iineffable

100% biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Verzy located on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. Dosage 1.5g/L.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Mouzon Leroux NV (Solera) Verzy Grand Cru L'Ascendant Solera

A perpetual cuvée comprised of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Verzy, farmed organically (certified), and fermented in used barrel. Aged 40 months sur latte.

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs 1.5L

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $274.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas NV 15b Chamery 1er cru Le Hazat 1.5L

100% Pinot Noir from sandy loam soils with grass between the vines. Fermented with native yeasts in enamel tanks.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $274.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

Cote-de-Beaune

Chandon de Briailles 2018 Corton Clos du Roi

From .38 hectares of biodynamically farmed vines averaging over 40 years old, high on the hillside of Corton. Traditionally the most powerful and long-lasting of the stable of red Corton lieux-dits at Chandon de Briailles and always found on any Burgundy lover's shortlist of truly great and classic Cortons. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Cote-de-Nuit

Collotte 2019 Marsannay Rosé

This delicious Pinot Noir rosé is made from 30 to 60 year-old vines on classic clay/limestone soils in Marsannay. With a floral and deeply red-fruited nose, the 2019 Domaine Collotte Marsannay rosé is exuberant, verging on effusive. Wild cherry and rose petals give way to a cool citrus peel aromas. Somewhat rich, the racy, medium weight palate shows hints of cherry, herbs, and a hint of mineral funk. It's long and savory with a pleasing hint of cherry pit on the lively finish. This should be wonderful on warm summer evenings with a variety of lighter dishes.

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $20.99

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $674.44

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Mugneret, Gerard 2017 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 375m

Passetoutgrains rarely feels deep and serious and nor should it be required to. This is not grand Burgundy but it is a clear example of a serious grower treating all of his wines with the utmost care. This is a lovely satisfying Passetoutgrains, equal parts Pinot and Gamay and co-fermented. It's full of juicy red and blue fruit, that lovely white pepper note from Gamay grown on limestone and the energy of the 2017 vintage. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,199.99

Germany

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • rosé
  • 18 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $94.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

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

Molitor, Markus 2016 Mosel Riesling Alte Reben 'White Capsule'

Sourced from old vine parcels in Ürzig and Zeltingen in the Mittelmosel. The 2016 Alte Reben from Molitor displays a pale yellow, hinting at gold, robe. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers, citrus blossom, spices, and peach skin. The mid-weight palate has a zesty mineral attack, followed by a flush of ripe stone fruit flavors and filigree of cool crushed herbs, culminating in a long sapid, mouthwatering finish. Though dry, this is by no means austere and will charm on its own, though I'd love to give this a whirl with sautéed scallops in brown butter atop a celery root purée or morels and English peas stewed in butter. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $289.99

  • white off-dry
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

Vetter, Stefan 2019 Franken Sylvaner

How do I know Spring is coming? I start craving ramps, favas with pecorino. And those morels and asparagus should be here soon, right? Also, new bottlings of delicious Sylvaner are making their way here from Alsace and Germany. And the 2019 from Stefan Vetter is a about as vernal as anything you could want. Weighing in a 10% abv. and loaded with sweet green charm, this is a beauty. Fermented in a blend of stainless steel and barrel and bottled unfiltered with a minimum of sulfur. Crushed soft green herbs? Check. Lime zest, apple blossom aromatics? For sure. Just enough mineral zang and bright acid to cut thru the vinaigrette on your asparagus or the brown butter with your shad roe? Indeed, friends. And while the pleasures of more baroque Franken Silvaners are not lost on me, the unfurling sweet springtime joy of this bottle is singing especially sweetly now. Now when do the softshell crabs get here? John McIlwain

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $499.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $204.99

Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder 1.5L

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and  volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $224.99

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Colombera & Garella 2016 Bramaterra

"Bramaterra 2016 is 80 % Nebbiolo, 10 % Vespolina, 10 % Croatina, the vineyard is located in Masserano on a volcanic brown soil. Fermentation was in concrete with 38 days of maceration for the Nebbiolo grapes. After we blend the 3 varieties and we wait the spring for the natural malolactic. The wine aged for 2 years in a botte 6000 L."- Information sent directly from Giacomo Colombera. The 2016 'Cascina Cottignano' Bramaterra has a color of dark cherry. The nose has expressive, plump red fruits, like cherry and raspberry, along with a hint of flowery perfume. These aromas float above a distinctly savory character, which I found to be reminiscent of fresh, dark-green sea grass - salty and rich, not bitter or vegetal. On the palate, the wine shows a medley of black and red berries, before a long, herbaceous finish. It has a ripe mouthfeel with lovely, tempered acidity, flashy stoniness, and a broad blanket of medium-level tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $149.99

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  • 9 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Montanello (Veronelli Collection) 1967 Barolo

Montanello is the farm and vineyard that makes the northern border of  Cavallotto's Bricco Boschis; the vines have a primarily south-west exposure. By logic it should be one of the great vineyards of Barolo; perhaps there's never been a great winemaker there, but the old wines are good, and certainly interesting to taste. Jamie Wolff

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  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • red
  • 6 in stock
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Rinaldi, Francesco 1974 Barolo

This bottle is drinking so well right now. If you can spare the money, please do your self a favor and grab one while you can. Poised on the brink of maturity, the wine offers savory, tertiary aromas of earth, roasting meat, and mushroom along with delicate, mouth-filling dried cherry flavors. Really, this is the kind of beautiful, masterfully wrought wine that defies description and lingers in one's memory for years. Make sure to give the wine ample time to decant; it will take several hours of air for it to show all it has to offer. -msb

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

Fornacina 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

I've tried to resist the temptation of a potential cliché, but: this made me think of Burgundy, because this is a really elegant Brunello with no sign of heat, beautiful balance – it’s intense, but not at all too rich, with good lift, and a clear sense of place. I’ve tasted Fornacina for about 10 years now, and terroir emerges in the wine; the relatively high altitude (400+ meters), and the high PH of the galestro soil, must play a role in how fresh the wine is, even in a hot vintage like 2015. The wine is very fragrant with “frutti di bosco”, or forest fruits (wild strawberry, blackberry, etc), clay and “sotto bosco”, or forest floor – leafy and earthy. After 4+ hours open, it’s showing even better: a very refined wine, aromatic, dynamic, and delicious. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Fornacina 2018 Rosso di Montalcino

A nice lively translucent color; both savory and meaty red fruit on the nose; very bright cranberry and current fruit on the palate, and somehow both powerful and elegant. After 4+ hours the wine relaxed and opened to become really drinkable – a very fine Rosso. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $15.99

I Fabbri 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese, 13.5° alcohol, vinified in concrete and aged in old wood ranging from tonneau to 30HL botte. And wow! Very aromatic – delicately floral, bright fruit, stony. On the palate a lovely light texture and beautiful balance, again very stony, with sweet raspberry, thyme, olive, and slightly grainy tannins that add complexity. Very, very good, old school wine – I’m brought back to why I fell for Chianti in the first place. After a few days open still beautifully lifted and complex – my kind of wine. 111 points. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

I Fabbri 2018 Chianti Classico Lamole - Fiasco

I Fabbri's Fiasco bottling is an incredibly bright Sangiovese from one of our favorite Chianti producers. The nose of this fresh red is full of wild fruits - cherries, strawberries, and blueberries. Lending a rustic accent is a pleasant aroma of savory green herbs. Flavors of black cherry and dark stones create a bright palate with a healthy level of high-toned verve. Great acidity and a light hint of tannin round out this delicious (and dangerously drinkable) wine! Serve at cellar temperature for extra refreshment. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Biodynamic

Monte Bernardi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Sa'etta

A Chianti Classico Riserva that pushes tender dark fruit and fresh earth into leading roles. 100% Sangiovese from the Sa'etta Vineyard on the Monte Bernardi estate in Panzano. This single vineyard has southern exposure, boasts soils of shale and limestone, and maintains vines of 40(+) years of age. The area is described by the producer's website as having the "best position, exposure, and terrain on the estate." The choicest grapes are picked by hand from vines tended with biodynamic practices. Once moved to the winery, natural fermentation begins in large oak casks. After malo naturally occurs in Austrian and German oak, the wine ages in wood for 18-30 months. Bottle aging before release is a minimum of 12 months. The wine is unfiltered. Powerful and full, the color in glass is black at the core, with dark burgundy edges. The nose is a basket of fresh black olives, sage leaves,  bushy stems of oregano, dried dark cherries and milled cocoa. Large ripe plums and dates are the foundation to a dish of flavors that also include less forward notes of Provencal herbs and subtle black tea. There is an overarching "of-the-earth" quality, aromatically and flavor-wise, that makes this Sa'etta '16 so comforting and pleasant to drink. It has medium acidity and a tempered, though engaging, chew. Please enjoy in 2020, but know that the wine has been made to develop well over many years. Sipped alongside Parmesan-polenta with sausage, shrimp, onions and tomato.  Looking forward to revisiting today after a night open... David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

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

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva

Another fantastic vintage of this staple red from Monte Bernardi. The nose is very fragrant, with notes of warm blueberry preserve, balsamic and freshly baked pie crust. Above those deep aromas, there are fresh red cherries and woodsy forest shrubs. On the palate, there are flavors black cherry, milled coffee beans, and a very lovely note of candied blackberry. The wine has a long finish of herbs and spice. Structure-wise, this Chianti has high acidity and healthy tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $10.99

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • No Sulfur

I Fabbri 2019 VDT Bianco Casole

Trebbiano and Malvasia, made in concrete with 12 hours of skin contact, which seems perfect for inflecting the wine’s structure without losing freshness – and it’s 11° alcohol! Over the last month we’ve opened 3 bottles at home to have with a variety of food, and we (that is, myself and my wife, who – as is so often the case with wine nerd partners – has a great palate that’s free of wine nerd preconceptions) like the wine more and more. It’s brisk and crisp, showing green apple and herbs, but fairly rich and textured. Last night it was stellar with pasta with roasted fennel and cauliflower and pecorino. A very nice, very good wine. 110 points. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $69.99

Picariello 2019 Fiano d'Irpinia

The 2019 Fiano Irpinia is declassified Fiano Avellino, from the estate's organically farmed younger vines. The soil composed of volcanic clay, loam, and silt. Fruit is picked by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation is done in stainless, and aging for 6 months follows, also in stainless steel. No fining, no filtering, and aged in bottle 3 more months before release. The wine is a hearty yellow, with tints of green. On the nose, beautiful aromas of citrus and quince, with chopped herbs and salt. The palate has a touch of orange zest, with pear and firm, unripe stone fruit. Great acidity, with lapping texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sparkling
  • 63 in stock
  • no discount
  • $11.99

Kosher

Galil Mountain Winery 2018 Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon

The Galil Mountain Winery maintains some of the highest elevation vineyards in Israel with some at over 3200ft elevation. This Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented and aged in stainless steel for six months to preserve the freshness of the ripe fruit after a warm vintage. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and not Meshuval.

  • red kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Loire

Baudry 2019 Chinon Blanc

The 2019 Baudry Blanc "Domaine" is from 5 to 15 year-old vines in several parcels on the clay/limestone slopes in and around Cravant. The grapes are hand-harvested of course and ferment with wild yeasts in 500 liter oak barrels. 2019 follows very closely the lovely 2018 "Domaine" blanc, showing a bright pale gold/bronze color, with ripe, floral, chalky aromas of almond and pear. The chalk returns on the palate with bright citrus and round white fruits, a supple, silky texture and good length. A perfect aperitif, this will pair with main courses of full-flavored fish and  chicken in sauce. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $37.99

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2018 Touraine KO In Cot We Trust

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme's "In Cot We Trust" is one of the most vibrant, fascinating and delicious Malbecs of the Loire! From  a single parcel called "les Automnes" with 45 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, 2 week whole-cluster maceration, fermentation and aging for 18 months in 500L demi-muids, zero added SO2. 2018 is a great vintage for this soulful wine, showing deep and ripe but very bright aromas, with beautiful ripe black fruits on the palate that is very fresh and long. Serve cool and enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Vercheny

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme currently works about ten hectares and  sources some fruit from trusted friends, also working organically. This vintage of the Vercheny (an anagram of Cheverny) is 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay. Grapes are hand-harvested, whole cluster fermentation occurs in vat, and the wine ages for at least six months in used 500L barrels. A spectrum of bright black and red fruits present on the nose, with fresh red cherries slowly evolving into cherry candy syrup as your nose lingers in the glass.  The wine is bright with acidity with nice density and a touch of structure framing juicy red raspberries, strawberies, cherries and tangy red apple skin on the lingering finish. Just delicious!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Cuvee Chevalerie (1/19)

We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic/biodynamic vineyards on their superb terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. 2014 is a superb vintage for the Cuvee Chevalerie which shows a lovely deep red color and fresh ripe black raspberry and cassis with black pepper, stone, prune and roast meat. The palate is well-structured and quite concentrated with complex black fruit liqueur, spice, bitter chocolate, licorice and truffle, with a long finish of sappy fruit and mineral flavors. This is a beautiful Bourgueil of terroir that can be enjoyed now with coq-qu-vin, steak au poivre and grilled lamb, best to wait  3 - 5 years, then drink until 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Aux Moines 2017 Savennieres Roche Aux Moines

Domaine aux Moines is operated by an incredible mother/daughter (Monique & Tessa Laroche) team organically, and now with biodynamic practices as well, farming under 10 hectares of Chenin Blanc. The vineyards stand next to the famed 'Coulée de Serrant' on South-West facing hillsides of predominately schist soils. Since her arrival Tessa has been improving every detail to be able to make more precise, transparent, complex wines. The results are spectacular and she is now one of the best examples of Roche-aux-Moines, and of course also Savennières. 2017 though was a tough vintage, as the Domaine aux Moines lost more than 70% of the crop to the April frost. After a warm, dry summer, allowing for disease-free season, harvest happened very quickly as sugars were rising really fast. Thankfully all the vineyards are surrounding the cellar, less than 10 min drive in tractor. In a couple of days everything was harvested, pressed more carefully with a pneumatic press and champagne cycle as the skins were thick and could bring unwanted phenolic. Due to the yield and for not losing some barrels, all the wine was aged in barrel (Tessa has been changing a lot her barrels to work with light toast or vapor centered Atelier Centre France). Despite its concentration and having done its malo, 2017 is a remarkably fresh, mouthwatering wine with incredible tension. Full of lemon-verbena, tangerine zest, white pepper and salted almond, its shows more savory elements on the palate. A great success for the vintage, very precise despite its low sulfites (inferior at 30 ppm total), it is a wine to age or to enjoy with a roasted lobster with caramalized baby carrot, or  hazelnut crusted sweetbreads with confit parsnip. Pascaline Lepeltier

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Grange Tiphaine 2019 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clef de Sol Blanc

Clef de Sol means treble clef and is a tribute to music, Damien being an accomplished clarinetist and Coralie a choir singer. Clef de Sol is a blend of different southern exposed plots located in Montlouis on sandy perruches, i.e. clay and flint over tuffeau. The vines are mostly 80 years old, and farmed biodynamically. Hand-harvested mid-september, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and the cellar, whole-cluster pressed, then fermented in barrels (225 and 400 l) in the underground cellar. Fermentations are spontaneous and malo occurs, without making the wine lose its tension. The wine is aged for a year on the fine lees, and lightly filtered with a sulfur dioxide adjustment. Clef de Sol is without a doubt a benchmark wine for Montlouis, in the line of François Chidaine’s Les Bournais but drier, with more density and less oak than Jacky Blot’s cuvées.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Deux Monts

From  70-year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils.  18-month élevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Premier Rendez-Vous

This is a Chenin Blanc that makes me picture spring meadows. Lise and Bertrand Jousset have created this wine from two organically farmed terroirs in Montlouis sur Loire - 40 year-old vines on sand and silex soils over limestone and 70 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils. "Premier Rendez-vous," which translates to 'the first encounter,' is all about freshness and vibrancy. The nose shows notes of ripe cantaloupe, yellow peach, and budding flowers, and the palate has a beautiful texture and acidity brought on by the limestone and silex soils. The Joussets prefer to use as little sulfur as possible and have aged this wine in 2 to 8 year-old large barrels, giving this energetic wine slightly softened edges. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Les Deuzelles

The wines of Patrick Lambert have been a staple in our shop for some time now. His wines are classic, expressive, and made exclusively from his organically farmed estate. The 'Deuzelles' is selected from his ~25 year old  vines planted on gravel, clay with silex, and sandy soils. The juice is fermented in concrete vats for 15-18 days, then aged in old barriques for 3 to 6 months. This is one of the best values I can find for excellent Cabernet Franc. This bottling is denser and more concentrated than the 'Gourmandises' but just as pleasurable and easy-drinking. The nose has notes of blackberry and raspberry bramble, freshly turned soil, and savory herbs, and the on the palate the wine is juicy with supple tannins. This was lovely when I tasted it on day one, and even better on day two, so if you have the time, give this some air before you enjoy! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Landron, Jo NV Vin Mousseux de Qualité Brut Atmosphères

Jo Landron's vivacious "Atmospheres" is made with roughly equal amounts of organic Folle Blanche, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts. It's a Methode Traditionelle (Champagne method) that's very dry and refreshing, with lively aromas of pear, citrus and red currant. The palate is vibrant and fresh with flavors of pear, quince, citrus and brioche. It's a delicious aperitif  and will pair well with oysters, salmon, crudites and charcuterie and it's great for a crowd on New Year's Eve!

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Briords Vieilles Vignes

Harvested early in this sunny, dry year (at 12.5% alc) to preserve the freshness, 2019 is an extraordinary vintage for "Briords," not like 1996 perhaps (I wish I stilll had some) but certainly like the excellent 2010 in it's combination of density and ripeness with firm acidity. Our tasting with Rémi and Gwénaëlle last winter showed a subtle, crystalline nose of white fruits, citrus, stone and iodine with a focused, dense palate with dried pear, citrus and mineral flavors and fantastic length. This will be exhillarating to drink now and will really sing after ten years in the cellar.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Château Thébaud 1.5 L

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines on a beautiful vineyard with great terroir sloping down towards the river Maine. The granite here (Granit de Château Thébaud, oddly enough) is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way.  2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2014 will stand out as perhaps the finest yet due to the perfect combination of great density and minerality with the very firm acidity of this superb year for Muscadet - those of you lucky enough to have the 2014 Pépière Clisson in your cellar understand just what a special vintage this is. From Remi Branger at Pépière: "As the wine aged we performed three bâtonnages and after three and a half years sur lie, in April 2018, we decided to bottle it. We then decided to leave it  another year in bottle before offering it for sale. For us, the 2014 Château Thébaud is a wine with a great potential for cellaring. In its youth, the wine was very austere but the prolonged élevage sur lie allowed it to develop well and it benefited further from the additional year in bottle. Recent tastings of the wine confirm to us that we made the right choice for the aging, because it has the balance we hoped for with a finish of power and tension." We're very happy to offer magnums of this superb Muscadet - although it's delicious now, 10 - 20  years of further aging will reveal something quite special.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Morines" 1.5L

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

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Les Trois Argiles

Another outstanding Vouvray from our friends François and Julien Pinon in Vallée de Cousse, the 2018 "Trois Argiles" shows subtle, complex aromas of lemon, pear, earth, lime-flower, wet stone and almond. There is a hint of sweetness on the palate, perfectly balanced with firm acidity, with mineral flavors, white fruits, lemon peel and herbal notes. The finish is very long with citrusy acids and saline minerals. this is a beautiful young Vouvray that is delicious now with fish or chicken in sauce, Asian cuisnes, vegetable patés, asparagus and mild cheeses. This will gain complexity and become dryer with age, drink at least until 2050. 22 gr/liter RS. David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Silex Noir

Our friends Francois and Julien Pinon produce sensational Vouvray at their estate in Vallée du Cousse and the 2018 Silex Noir is another superb example. From approximatley 40 year-old vines on soils of clay and flint over limestone in the vineyards of Terné and Batailleries. The wine shows beautiful aromas of white fruits, citrus, wildflowers earth and honey. Chalky white fruits, earth, lemon and stone on the palate with a creamy texture typical of 2018, with nice finishing acicity and mineral flavors. A bit of residual sugar brings out all the best in this lovely Chenin Blanc, delicious now - decant a few hours in advance if possible - or cellar 20 to 30 years. Serve with rilletes and rillons, fish in sauce, lobster, langoustines and scallops, chicken in cream sauce, too... DL

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Raffault, Olga 2014 Chinon Les Picasses

Les Picasses is one of the greatest vineyards in Chinon - a south-facing slope of clay over porous limestone that retains water and nutrients, nourishing the vines. While the wine is amply fruited and enjoyable young, it has firm acidity and structure for long-term aging, up to 30 years and more depending on the vintage. 2014 was an excellent vintage for Loire reds, which generally showed vibrant fruit, fresh acidity and moderate alcohol. Not a "big" vintage but one of very pretty, well-balanced wines. The 2014 Raffault Picasses shows a bright, red/black color with aromas of morello cherry, red currant, blackberry and prune with hints of licorice, earth and black pepper. The palate shows silky tannins and sappy red and black fruits with chalky minerals and firm acidity, with a bit of the gamey, musky aspect of old-school Chinon.  Earthy prune, plum and cherry fruits linger in the long finish. Please decant two to three hours in advance if drinking now, then serve a bit cool with roast chicken, pork or lamb. This will sing a different song after 6 to 8 years of aging, best perhaps 2026 - 2040. DL

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2018 Vin de France 3 Poiriers

We love the wines of Benoit and Celine Blet at Les Terres Blanches in Oiron, grown on unique terroirs of limestone marls, quarts and sandstone. Tasted in January of 2020 in France, "Les Trois Poiriers" showed elegant aromas of pear, apple and minerals and a beautifully silky palate with white fruit, herbal, citrus, spice and stone flavors with excellent length. "Elegant" is the key word for this very unique and delicious wine, certainly one of the best values in Chenin Blanc you'll find anywhere.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2019 Cheverny La Caillière Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir. La Caillère is a 1.35-hectare estate plot of 35-to40-year-old Pinot Noir vines planted on very deep clay over limestone. The argilo-silex soils are sandy and rocky and in fact the parcel takes its name from caillasse, meaning "hard rocks."  The Puzelats farm La Caillère organically and harvest it by hand. Vinification begins as semi-carbonic for 10 to 14 days, then finishes traditionally after pressing followed by 10 to 12 months aging in demi-muids and old barriques. The 2018 shows very complex tart cherry, red-currant, violet and earth aromas, quite pretty and with more ripeness than usual in this vintage. The palate is intense but light with fascinating black cherry, blood orange and spice flavors that linger with earthy acidity in the very long finish. This is an unususal and delicious Pinot that should develop well over the next 5 to 8 years. Minimal, or perhaps zero added SO2.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2019 Touraine Le Brin de Chèvre

The unique and vibrantly delicious  "Brin de Chèvre" is 100% Menu Pineau grown on clay soils with silex and gravel, 70% 65-80 year-old and 30% young vines, aged for 12 months in demi-muid and Burgundy barrels, 15mg/L SO2. This is always one of my favorite Loire whites with it's combination of ripe, dense pear and quince, with sharp herbal flavors and bracing citrusy acidity with fabulous length. It's a wine to sip and contemplate, perhaps with some halibut, monkfish or full-flavored ceviche. Don't serve it too cold and please decant - or cellar for ten years.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2019 VDF Romorantin "Frileuse"

The rare and superb  Romorantin "Frileuse" from Tue-Boeuf is 1/3 from 110 year-old vines and 2/3 from 40 year-old vines on clay/silex soils, ages 12 months in Burgundy barrels, 15 mg/l SO2. The 2019 is a dense and earthy Romorantin that will age beautifully - we've tasted 50 year-old Romo in the cellar at Clos Roche Blanche and we suspect this wine will go on forever as well. If drinking now please decant well in advance to bring out the stone fruits, almond, mineral and anise flavors. 12 btls available.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vins Contés (Lemasson) 2020 Vin de France Poivre et Sel

Almost all Pineau d'Aunis with 10-20% Gamay, the 2020 was recently bottled and needs a bit of time before opening. We'd recommend drinking in fall of 2021. Aromatics are classic Pineau D'Aunis, with a range of baking spice, fresh cut and dried herbs, and flowers. 

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vins Contés (Lemasson) 2020 Vin de Table Gama-Sutra (Gamay VV)

The 2020 Gama-Sutra is from Olivier Lemasson's oldest Gamay vines at 80-100 years old, on clay-silex soils and many on their  own roots (aka ungrafted or franc de pied). Carbonic maceration, natural yeasts, no sulfur, no filtration. The nose of this young wine shows is a hearty mix of dark fruits, including blackberry, small plum and fragrant, ripe cherry. Adding to the bouquet is a  clean vegetal aroma of chopped fennel and celery leaves. The palate begins tart, with bracing black plum, firm cherries and a salty, green flavor of Manzanilla olives. After some time open, a crunchier structure of dark mineral tones and a broad, savory flavor of riper dark fruits develops. Great, high level of tannin balanced by a strong core of acidity. So far, the most approachable 2020 from Vins Contes that I've tasted. Delicious wine, with so much to give! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vins Contés (O. Lemasson) 2020 Vin de France P'tit Rouquin (Gamay)

100% Gamay. From Olivier’s “young," which means 40-year-old vines. Whole clusters, short carbonic maceration, natural yeasts, no sulfur and no filtration. The nose is an expressive mix of ripe blackberries and blueberries, with pungent aromas of violets, mint and juniper. The palate has rich flavors of plums and dark cherries, with a bold core of crunchy dark minerals. Very well structured wine, with satisfying tannin on the gums and tongue, with a light flash of acidity. Although full of flavor and texture, we'd suggest allowing the wine 3-6 months to settle into its ultimate character. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2018 Bourgogne Les Crays

Julien Guillot made beautiful wines in 2018 and this Pinot Noir is no exception, from 3 parces of very chalky soils in the Macon - showing lovey texture, complexity, finesse and freshness. The lovely aromas are of raspberry, blood orange, tart plum, brown spice, earth and tea, for starters. The palate is soft, silky and refreshing with black fruits mingled with earth, citrus, stone and tea with  plum and raspberry emerging in the finish. Any lover of natural wine should try this!  No added SO2, 100% delicious.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

Vignes du Maynes 2019 Bourgogne Cuvée Auguste

The Vignes du Maynes "Cuvée Auguste" is a superb Burgundy made from massale selection Pinot Fin planted in 1964. The parcel, high on the slope in Cruzille, is on Bathonian limestone with a great deal of calcium carbonate crystal (aragonite) with thin topsoils of clay and silica. Yields of 20 hl/ha, semi-carbonic fermentation, with zero additives, bottled under nitrogen. 2019 is a superb vintage for the Cuvée Auguste with a bit of extra density due to the warm, dry conditions of the vintage. The wine shows elegant aromas of black raspberry and wild strawberry with hints of blood orange, violet and brown spice - really lovely. The palate shows a beautiful melange of blackberry, strawberry and tart cherry with citrus, earth and minerals, very sappy and dense. Elegant finish of earth, stone and red fruits. This is a gorgeous wine, and quite delicious now, but cellaring of ten years or more should be possible. Congratulations to Julien Guillot for this beautiful Pinot!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2019 Mâcon-Cruzille Manganite

Made from Gamay Petit Grains planted in 1953, grown on a limestone parcel high in magnesium, in the Clos des Vignes du Maynes in Cruzille, organic since 900 AD (!), now certified Biodynamic. The energetic Julien Guillot vinifies his reds without sulfur or additives of any kind, producing complex, mineral, elegant wines that transcend their appellation.  The 2019s here are extraordinary, showing the elegance, purity and balance typical of the estate with the wonderful density and ripeness of the vintage. The wine shows gorgeous red and black fruit aromas with cranberry, earth, stone and musk and hints of mint, chocolate and spice. The palate is bright and intense with blackberry, citrus, stone and earthy flavors, that continue on the very long mineral finish. Always one of the greatest Gamays produced anywhere, the 2019 Manganite is a young wine that will benefit from decanting or five to fifteen years in the cellar. Highly recommended!

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. Europe

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic

Misc. France

Da Ros, Elian 2016 Côtes du Marmandais Chante Coucou

Chante-Coucou is the emblematic cuvée of the domain, and the one I would open to any Bordeaux lover in order to convince them of Elian's talent. More opulent and juicy due to its dominant Merlot, it still retains the unique personality of its terroir and its vigneron. Supplemented with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah from clay-gravelly soils on gray and blue marly sedimentary conglomerates (called “molasse” in French) the different terroirs allow Elian to play with the different tannic expressions of these four grape varieties. He vinifies them separately: Syrah and Malbec are macerated whole-clustered in open foudres, the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon are de-stemmed. Macerations last two to three weeks. Aged 20 months in used barrels the wines are blended together en masse 6 months before bottling. 2016 is a fine and elegant vintage, allowing Chante Coucou to retain its profile of elderberry, fresh tobacco, violet and oolong tea. The tannins are remarkable and silky, the whole cluster bringing notes of herbal tea that stretch the finish. Enjoy the wine decanted for an hour or so with Provencal herb rubbed lamb shoulder with vine shoots or a pan-fried foie gras with cranberry and spring carrot. 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 10% Syrah. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Côtes Rousses - Nicolas Ferrand 2018 Vin de Savoie Armenaz

The 2018 'Armenaz' from Domaine des Côtes Rousses is made with Jacquère from an elevation much higher than that used in ‘La Pente,’ meaning they harvest it 3 weeks later for best ripening. The wine is vinified naturally and without added sulfur. Aged 6 to 8 months in foudre, sur lies. 0-1mg of SO2 at bottling. The nose here quickly became rich, with golden apples, almonds, swaths of green grass and flinty smoke. Flavors of apricot, lemon, pear and bitter mountain herbs were on the palate. Structurally very interesting, with light tannin down the line on the tongue, and strong acidity placed under the tongue and along the cheeks. I finished this bottle long before I could see how it was on day two, but my last glass (hours after opening) was full of apples, orange zest, and herbs. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Lupin 2015 Frangy Cuvee du Pepe

The elegance of Domaine Lupin’s 2015 Roussette de Savoie Frangy ‘Cuvée du Pépé’ Vielles Vignes is amazing, flawlessly co-existing with (and fabulously woven around) the wines dramatic beam of minerality and high acidity. From 100% Altesse from the village of Frangy. Vines aging 60+ years, planted by Bruno Lupin's grandfather. The wine goes through full malo, before aging on the fine lees in enameled steel tanks for a year. A fiercely beautiful wine. The nose is not as lean as the younger vine bottling above. It shows less citrus and more stone fruit from the beginning. Aromas of yellow peaches and plums, along with golden apples, give a platform for fainter whiffs of black tea, sea grass, and oyster shells. The wine remains very fragrant hours after opening, losing some of the marine qualities and taking on more spice and floral character. The palate is led by rich flavors of apple and pear, along with lemon zest and freshly milled black pepper. There is a wonderful note of caramel on the finish that enhances based on the amount of time in glass, resulting in a creaminess in texture that is beyond lovely, laying over that boldly focused acidity and stoniness. This bottle should be great for another 10 years, but I obviously think the world of it today. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Maestracci 2019 Corse Calvi Clos Reginu

Domaine Maestracci makes some of the best value wines in Corsica, a region where increased exposure and tariffs has driven up prices tremendously in recent years. They are located in Calvi, with vines planted in on the foothills of a mountain range that rises 1500 meters above the Mediterranean. The estate is Demeter-certified biodynamic and makes vibrant earthy wines . Clos Reginu is made from their youngest vines and is a lively joyous wine. It's an assemblage of Grenache, Niellucio, Sciaccarellu, Syrah and Mourvedre and marked by red fruit both juicy and dried, a touch of iron and leather and a bright energetic finish. This is terrific for the price and should be bought in quantity. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2017 Vin de France Lutz

The "Lutz" 2017 is a fascinating natural wine, made with Marsanne and Roussanne grown at 1300 ft altitude in Faugères, in Sybil Baldassarre's beautiful mountain-top vineyard. There is a two-day cold soak, then fermentaion with wild yeasts and no added SO2, aging in vat for 18 months. Tasted in Sybil's garage/winery, the wine showed herbal aromas, with citrus and exotic fruit with a lovely earthy palate of citrus, hay, almond and mineral flavors. Just off the boat in NY the wine is a little unsettled with very complex herbal, hay, lemon oil and almond aromas. The palate is a bit funky with strong earth and mineral notes under walnut, lemon, and herbal flavors followed by a firm lemon and mineral finish. Ideally give this a few months, or years, in a cool place to settle down.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

Jonc Blanc 2017 Vin de France Ecorce

The Jonc Blanc "Ecorce" is produced from very very old vines of Sauvignon Blanc, picked in successive tries at the end of the harvest for optimal ripeness without botrytis. Then the juice ferments in 400-litre barrels where it remains on the lees until the fermentation stops completely. It can take up to two years depending on the vintage. The 2017 "Ecorce" shows ripe pear, apple and quince fruit, white flowers and grapefruit peel, with a very ripe and supple palate. The wine pairs well with white meats, spicy dishes and exotic cuisine butplease note it can be a bit funky in the finish from the absence of SO2. For lovers of natural wines...

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Fleur

The 2018 Jonc Blanc "Fleur" is a gorgeous and complex wine from 45% old-vine Semillon (70+ years old), Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris from Franck and Isabelle Pascal in Bergerac, Biodynamic farming on limestone with clay and sandy soils,  vinification without additives, aging for 18 months on the lees in cuve inox, bottled with a small addition of SO2, 20mg/l total. The 2018 Fleur is a lovely wine showing floral aromas of ripe citrus, melon and pear; the palate is ripe, supple and refreshing with ripe white fruits, quite generous and backed with firm acidity and saline/mineral flavors in the very long finish. Far from the typical varietal Sauvignon, this is a rich complex white of great character that willl acccompany cheeses and white meats and is a delicious aperitif. David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Fruit

The delicious 2018 Jonc Blanc "Fruit" is a bland of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from a clay/limestone hillside in biodynamic regenerative agriculture (100% green cover all year) and 65% Merlot from a parcel on limestone of Castillon in biodynamic farming with legumes, cereals and pollinators between the vnes. There is a cool pre-fermentation maceration, then fermentation with wild yeasts for 30 days, followed by 18 months in cuve and old foudre, bottled unfined, unfiltered with zero added SO2. Pure Juice!. The wine shows lovely aromas of black raspberry, cassis and plum with earth and violet, the palate is full and supple with bright acidity and mineral flavors under the vibrant fruit. This is simply delicious and a great value - serve cool and enjoy over the next three years with charcuterie, burgers, grilled chicken and pork. David Lillie

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Pure M Malbec

The 2018 Pure M is a beautiful natural wine with zero added SO2, 100% Malbec from a small parcel in biodynamic farming on "Calcaires a Asteries" typical of the plateau of Saint-Emilion. Two year élevage in 1200 liter Taransaud foudre without fining, filtration or SO2, 1600 bottles produced.  The wine shows complex, pure, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and prune with hints of tobacco, spice and earth. The palate is silky and bright with ripe cassis, blackberry and blueberry fruit backed by refreshing acidity. Mineral and ripe berry fruit flavors linger in the long finish.  Serve this cool with any grilled meats, and it's balanced enough for veggies and lighter meat dishes as well. Just delicious and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Pure T Merlot

The superb 2018 Jonc Blanc Pure T is 100% Merlot grown in a terroir of green clay on powdery limestone and fossilized oyster shells, élevage in 1200 liter Taransaud foudre for two years, bottled with no fining or filtration with zero added SO2. Pure Juice. Fabulous balance between richness, concentration and freshness, with the limestone soil bringing saline flavors. The color is a deep black with very floral aromas of cassis and blackberry. The palate is dense, deep and chocolately but still bright and balanced with terrific length. Beautiful wine! David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2018 Vin de France Racine

Isabelle and Franck Pascal make this beautiful natural wine (formerly known as "Classik") from Cabernet and Merlot grown on their Biodynamic estate near Felines, in Bergerac. The wine is aged sur-lie 12 months in barrel, and is bottled without filtration or added sulfur. The color is a dark red/black; the wine shows bright, vivid aromas of ripe cassis and boysenberry liqueur with earth, musk, violet and graphite. The palate is lush, ripe and vibrant with blackberry, cassis, prune, chocolate, earth, stone and licorice lifted by firm, cool acidity that continues in the long, bright and sapid finish. Wow, delicious! Serve with grilled pork or beef, a daube Provençal, strong cheeses and charcuterie or cellar for 5 to 8 years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Bernarde 2020 Côtes de Provence Rosé "Hauts du Luc"

The 2020 La Bernarde Rosé is a delicious and refreshing blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Rolle (Vermentino) and Syrah. Certified organic and fermented with wild yeasts, the grapes are grown in a high-altitude vineyard on limestone with clay and stones. The Cinsault is very present in the pretty aromas of peach and raspberry with citrus and floral hints. The palate is light, with a silky texture and nice mineral flavors underlying the fresh red fruit, peach and citrus flavors. This is a lovely and versatile wine that will be a delicious aperitif or accompaniment to fish, white meats and lighter grilled foods this summer.

  • rosé
  • 46 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Tissot 2018 Arbois Chardonnay "La Mailloche"

An exceptional, terroir-driven Chardonnay from the heavy clay soils of Stéphane Tissot's Mailloche vineyard. In 2018 this is close to the "Tour du Curon" in quality.

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

Ausonia 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Apollo

From guyot trained Montepulciano vines planted to clay and limestone soils. Picked by hand in the first half of October. Primary fermentation begins with skin contact for 15 days in stainless steel tanks before malo. Wine is bottled unfiltered. Against my white notebook paper, the wine has a core of very dark purple, with a lighter shade around the rim. The nose is a blast, packed full of an array of fruits and earth. Fragrant aromas of summer peach, strawberry, and cherry create a lush base for more subtle accents of sun-dried tomato and loamy, cool earth. On the palate, there is plummy dark fruit and red cherry, with a touch of dark mineral zest. The wine is tannic, a touch more so than I anticipated, with good grip balanced by medium acidity. If you're looking for a new house red, this bottle from Ausonia could very well be your answer. Lots of flavor, structured but drinkable, and under $20. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cardedu 2016 Canonau di Sardegna Caledu

The Cardedu '16 Caledu is a delicious Canonau. The wine has a soft nose, with lovely forest aromas - moss, birch and wild red berries. There are wafts of more savory smells, like sun-dried tomato and basil. On the palate, the wine has a crunchy mineral core. The fruit is concentrated with richer, darker flavors of cherry and plum. The mouthfeel is rich, but refreshed by that spark of stoniness. A wonderful wine to drink with a weeknight dinner... and it'll be wonderful with BBQ when we get over this last stint of winter. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $79.99

Pisano, Danila 2019 Rossese di Dolceacqua

Rossese is the grape, Dolceacqua the place, just a few miles from the French border, and close to the sea. And (naturally, since nothing about grapes is simple) Rossese is a genetic match for the French grape Tibouren, known to me for some terrific rose and red (the Clos Cibonne, for example) in Provence. Dolceacqua is considered the best source for Rossese, and the wine should be fairly light, and definitely fresh in character. The Pisano shows lovely bright tart fruit – cranberry, and cherry, along with clay, and fresh herbs; it will take to being served cool; it’s a red for a warm day. We celebrated the early spring weather last week with the first outing to the backyard grill: salmon, zucchini, and Rossese – it was a hit. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Romeo del Castello 2018 Etna Rosso Allegracore

The Allegracore bottling from Romeo del Castello is 100% Nerello Mascalese from the younger part of their vineyard, planted in 2004. The wine is fermented in 5000L stainless vats for 20 days.  The wine ages for a year afterwards, also in stainless.  An elegant and approachable Etna Rosso, it has been a Chambers Street favorite since the 2009 vintage! The nose on the 2018 is a fresh bouquet of pitted, ripe dark cherries and plums and violets. Attractive green aromas balance the flowers and fruit with swaths of spring grass and ferns. The juicy palate is full of cherry, raspberry and plum - all bolstered by an enticing minerality of dark stones. The finish is long, ending the wine on notes of dried red fruits and herbs. As stated above, we always love this wine, but the 2018 is a knock-out. You'll want this bottle during summer meals outside. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Spirits

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Amaro Dopo Teatro 500ml

The 'Dopo Teatro', originally designed as an after theatre digestif, this is a great option for anyone looking for a red vermouth with a little more bite. The base is a Vermouth di Torino, aromatized with chiretta flowers and cincona bark (the ingredient used to make quinine). The mix of bitter and sweet makes this a perfect pairing for dark chocolate desserts, and great in whiskey drinks. Try this in your next Manhattan!

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

Varnelli Amaro "Sibilla" 1 Liter

Named after the impressive mountain range in the Southwestern corner of the Marche, this spirit is a must-try for Amaro fans. The flavor profile definitely leans toward the drier, more herbaceous end of the spectrum and will seem quite bitter if you are used to Averna or Montenegro. The botanicals are wood smoked before maceration which adds a degree of complexity seldom found in Amari. Mountain honey is used sparingly to balance the bitter flavors. I have found Sibillia to be a delicious digestive, but also quite delightful at the shore when mixed with tonic and an orange rind. JR

  • herb liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

New Zealand

Halcyon Days 2019 Hawke's Bay Gris-Noir

Lovers of savory, skin-contact wines rejoice!  Halcyon Days is a small winery in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand farming organically, hand-harvesting their fruit, using indigenous yeasts, no additions, and no filtration (all still pretty rare practices in this region). This blend of skin-contact Pinot Gris and rosé of Pinot Noir hits all the right notes. The Pinot Gris is destremmed and remains on the skins for two weeks with gentle extraction before blending with Pinot Noir rosé, then spends five months on the lees before bottling.  In the glass it has a beautiful coppery-orange color and on the nose notes of simmered apricot, red and golden beets, red apple skins, and dried orange peel. The palate is brisk and gently textured from the skin contact revealing additional notes of wildflower honey, quinine, and freshly turned soil. This earthy, compelling rosé that remains bright and refreshing. We found this to be the perfect pairing for pizza, but could stand up to anything barbequed, or simply enjoyed on it's own. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Quartz Reef 2017 Central Otago Bendigo Estate Single Ferment

Years ago I discovered the wines of Central Otago, and since then I have been on a hunt for a beautiful example of naturally made Pinot Noir from this cool-climate region like this one. The Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate is a stunning vineyard atop the largest quartz reef deposit in New Zealand (hence the name) with a soil mixture of clay, fine gravel, and quartz. The vines are planted on a gentle north-facing slope and organic and biodynamic certified (one of only six vineyards in Central Otago to gain full certification). All of the fruit is hand-harvested and cold-soaked before spontaneous fermentation. The wine aged for 15 months in 50% new French oak barrels, and then bottled without fining or filtering. The nose is uniquely 'Bendigo Estate' with notes of lillacs, crushed rock, black cherry, dried thyme and fresh soil. On the palate the oak is already nicely integrated, balanced acidity, and soft, powdery tannins with additional notes of stewed cherry, wild raspberry, rosemary, sun-baked stones, and just a touch of vanilla on the finish. A pleasure to enjoy over several hours, it seems clear that this will continue to age gracefully for 5-10 years. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $599.99

Portugal Table

Folias de Baco 2020 Douro Uivo - Pet-Nat Curtido

A delightful skin contact Pet-Nat from Tiago Sampaio at Folias de Baco. All Moscatel Galego, a local Muscat found in the Douro, the wine has lovely floral aromas, with a delicately textured mouthfeel and fine mousse. Aside from some cloudiness to the wine, there is nothing funky about it, and it definitely excels in the refreshment department. Though tasted solo, it should be great with fried foods, salads, and vegetarian fare, though may be too dry to pair with spicy or sweet dishes. This wine has arrived a season too early but if you want some Spring in your step, search no further.   EL

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Bairrada Reserva

Sidónio de Sousa's Reserva Tinto is a savory, medium to full-bodied expression of Baga, from clay-limestone soils in the Ancas-Bairrada. Pressing and fermentation happens in traditional small cement lagars, with aging for a year in large 4000L barrels, and a further two years in bottle before release. Pepper, black currant, oregano, and fresh earth abound. For a wine under $20, this traditional Baga over-delivers, providing the leather and cedar notes of a fine Bordeaux mixed with the finesse of Nebbiolo. Perhaps an old fashioned wine in style, this is no fault! A great value.  -EL

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $18.99

Rhone

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Clos du Joncuas 2015 Gigondas

80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. Although we love this beautifully old-fashioned, organic wine in every vintage, Dany and Carole Chastan have made perhaps their best wine ever in 2015! The wine shows deep aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, prune, garrigue, musk and citrus, quite focused and elegant. The palate is pure, supple and balanced, even at 15% alcohol, with dense blackberry, tart cherry, red currant, spice, earth and minerals, with tart red fruits, minerals and citrus in the very long finish. This is a superb Gigondas that can be enjoyed immensely now with a steak, pork or lamb chops, Morrocan tagines and full-flavored cheeses. Cellar 10 to 15 years for a mature experience. This is a superb wine and a great value - thanks to Carole and Dany for their great farming and traditional winemaking!

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2016 Gigondas

80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. The 2016 is another beautiful Gigondas from the Clos du Joncuas, perhaps with less fat and density than the 2015 but quite elegant and more Burgundian in style. The aromas sing of black cherry liqueur, licorice, black olive and garrigue; the palate is dense and focused with blackberry, cherry, black olive, bitter chocolate and earth with nice sappy length with firm acidity. Drinking well now, decant if possible, or hold for five years, then drink until about 2035.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Séguret Blanc (3/22)

(50% Clairette, 25% Roussanne, 25% Viognier, always organically farmed, wild yeast fermentation, aged in enamel vat) Floral dried pear, apricot, hay, thyme aromas. Ripe pear, stone, caramel, lemon on the palate. A big, ripe wine with a supple palate but with good acidity that will pair with fish stews, shellfish, pork and chicken dishes as well as full-flavored goat cheeses. Particularly ripe and epressive  in 2019, the Clos du Joncuas (Domaine la Garancière) Seguret Blanc is an outstanding value and highly recommended. David Lillie

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

Lionnet 2017 Cornas Terre Brulée

A leading producer of traditional Cornas, Domaine Lionnet has modernized only slightly over the last 20 years with the wines losing their former "rustic" character, while retaining complexity and terroir expression, very much in the style of the Gonons in Saint-Joseph. Organic since 2007, whole-bunch fermentation with wild yeasts, aging in both 600 liter and 228 liter two to eight year-old oak casks. From 100 year-old vines on Mazards (a great parcel below Reynards having both granite and limestone/clay soils), 70 year-old vines on Combe, Chaillot and Pied la Vigne. The robe is an inky purple, dark ruby at the meniscus. The nose is a bit backwards on opening—blue fruit, leather, a hint of tobacco, and a touch of black pepper. With air, black fruit and cassis notes emerge with notes of game, violets and black olive. The densely-packed palate offers swirling flavors of blackberry, black tea, cracked pepper, cherry pit, and a touch of anise on the the driving, muscular finish. There’s plenty of structure here with firm—not coarse—tannins and good acidity to buoy the ripe fruit and concentration. Just this side of rustic, but compellingly old school. More country than proudly redneck, think Waylon vs. David Allen Coe, but the ample dry extract makes this a sweet song indeed. A fine pairing with roast duck legs and olives with farro, and should shine with heartier dishes, though I suspect this will shut down in a bit and truly shine with a decade or more in the cellar. This is terrific Cornas that has its roots in tradition and terroir. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic

Paris, Vincent 2019 Cornas Granit 30

Syrah (early 1990s-2010), includes 25% Saint-Pierre, destemmed, cool maceration, 20 day vinification, wild yeasts, twice daily pumping overs, 1-2 cap punchings, aged 2-10 year oak casks 12 months (no racking).

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

Paris, Vincent 2019 Cornas Granit 60

Syrah from Patou (1948), Les Mazards (1910-20s), Sauman (1991), 30-70% destemmed, 1 week cool maceration, then 2-3 week vinification, wild yeasts, pumping overs, some cap punching, aged 2-10 year 225-litre oak casks 12-14 months.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

Pierre Andre 2019 Vin de France Clin D'Oeil

We've been anxiously awaiting the Pierre André "Clin D'Oeil," the much admired "second wine" of this wonderful Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate. It's at the same time serious and fun, it's the Wink of a Eye, it's a superb wine of terroir that's also easy drinking and the perfect accompaniment to a casual meal. Dark red/garnet color with a bright rim, bright  aromas of ripe black cherry, red currant, black plum, spice and earth.  The palate is beautifully structured with firm, very earthy, chalky acidity underlying elegant, subtle, cherry, ripe strawberry and red currant fruit. It's a dense and sapid Rhone red that's light on it's feet and a great food wine, especially for any grilled foods this summer. (From a parcel in Vin de France east of Courthezon  of 75 year-old Grenache and Cinsault; a parcel of CDR Grenache just outside Chateauneuf, and from light-colored very old vine Grenache, "les rouges," within Chateauneuf) Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Richaud 2017 Cairanne Cuvée Sans Soufre

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

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Voge, Alain 2014 Saint-Péray Les Bulles d'Alain

The delightful Saint-Peray "Bulles d'Alain" Methode Traditionelle Brut Nature is from vines on the lower slope (Grandes Blache) on granite with limestone and on a higher parcel (Perrier) on pure granite soils. All Marsanne, harvested early, aged three years on the lees, very low SO2, 11 mg/L. The 2014 "Bulles" is an elegant pale gold color with aromas of roasted lemon, apricot, fines herbes and marzipan; the palate is beautifully textured with earth and mineral flavors under almond, pear, hay and citrus, really showing the terroir in the long very mineral finish. This is a unique and delicious Champagne alternative, and a versatile food match for a good ceviche, grilled fish and much more.  David Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Rum

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Père Labat Ilse de Marie-Galante Rhum Agr 59% 1L

The tiny Isle of Marie-Galante, a part of Guadalupe, devotes 20% of its land to growing sugarcane, and for great reason; the rum is delicious! This is a very traditional rhum agricole made at the oldest distillery on the island, with one of the oldest stills, with all estate and locally grown sugarcane (red, white, blue, and grey). The farming here is all by hand, without chemicals or fertilizers, and as a department of France, they are actually subject to regulated wages and fair labor laws. This bottling, a whopping 59%ABV is actually the standard on the island. The fresh cane juice is distilled in creole column stills and then slowly proofed down over 10-15 in old foudres. I can think of many ways to enjoy this rhum, but I highly recommend you try it as it is utilized most often on the island; in a ti'punch, just a splash of cane/simple syrup, a hefty pour of rhum, and a small disc of lime. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Rhum Agricole
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Sake

Asahi-Shuzo Brewery - Niigata Prefecture Kubota 'Senju' Ginjo

Kubota Tokubetsu Honjozo is made with a combination of Gohyajumangoku rice and local Niigata rice milled more than is required to earn the classification of honjozo, hence the "tokubetsu" or special distinction. A light and dry sake, it exemplifies the Niigata style. Muted aromatics make it a sake that is easy to pair with a variety of dishes and a pleasant green bell pepper note gives it a dry and lightly spicy finish. This is a versatile sake that can be served lightly chilled or warmed up. Oskar Kostecki

  • Ginjo
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • plum wine
  • 3 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Junmai
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Junmai Daiginjo
  • 9 in stock
  • $5.99

Kokken Yamahai Junmai 720ml

Made from 100% Miyamanishiki rice, this is a wonderful example of yamahai sake from Kokken, a renowned brewery from the south of Fukushima prefecture. While most sake is made by adding lactic acid to the moto (mash of rice and koji that is a "starter" for fermentation) the more time-consuming yamahai method allows ambient lactic acid bacteria to influence and  proliferate within the moto. While the population of lactic acid bacteria is building within the starter mash, it comes under the influence of other ambient yeasts and bacteria. Once commercial yeast is added and fermentation properly starts, those ambient yeasts and bacterias are quickly overtaken, but their influence remains in the finished sake, giving yamahai sake a distinctly savory, wild, and gamey character. An "old-school" way of making sake, yamahi is prized for its robust character and deep flavor. That being said, this example by Kokken is quite a delicate and easy-drinking yamahai, with a slight savory profile, a hint of fresh cut grass, nice citrus fruit on the palate, and a bit of a lactic quality. With good acidity and a slightly more robust mouthfeel, this is a wonderful food sake which will pair with a number of different dishes, but is also delicious on its own. Oskar Kostecki 

At the first sip, you instantly can taste more of the creamy texture of this sake than most are used to. However, its creaminess plays very well with the slightly sweet, fruit-forward taste you get on the tip of your tongue. Its subtle aromatics hide the lingering fruit in your mouth from every sip. Easy drinking whether its fridge cold or with a slight chill, Kokken Yamahai Junmai works as both a great sake to sip on while you relax or one to share with a group of friends. Louis Jones

  • Junmai
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

Kokken Yumenokaori Tokubetsu Junmai 720ml

For those who like to have some dryness with their drink, and are also looking into trying sake, Kokken Yume no Kaori Tokubetsu Junmai is a great starter. Made from the locally grown rice of Yume no Kaori, found in Southern Aizu in Fukushima, Japan, this tokubetsu junmai will please drinkers with both its aroma and taste. On the nose, you'll get a gentle smell of fruit. But on the tongue, you'll be pleased by the mellow and dry fruit flavor while having freshness throughout from front to back on the tongue. At the back, you'll get a pleasant pop on the finish to remind you what you're tasting. Louis Jones

  • Junmai
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

Scotch Malts

PM Spirits 6 year-old Single Malt Whisky Isle of Arran VS 750ml

Nicolas Palazzi selected three casks of 6-year old single malt whiskey from the Arran Distillery, the only distillery on the tiny Isle of Arran. One is unpeated that aged in first fill ex-bourbon barrels, one un-peated that aged in ex-sherry casks, and the third  a peated batch that aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The three were blended together in Cognac, France and melded in ex-cognac barrels, so despite the label this whisky is now eight years old, bottled at cask strength, 46.8%ABV. The nose shows a lovely glimpse of the blustery Scottish coast with notes of sea spray, iodine, cereal, and wet stone. The palate is much more mellow with notes of warm flan, toasted vanilla, sea salt, dried orange peel, and the tiniest hint of smoke on the finish. A beautiful single-malt for those who like something with less peat influence.Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $106.99

South America

Agricola Yumbel Estacion 2019 Secano Interior Yumbel Pipeño Pais

This is pure, unadulterated, traditional Chilean Pipeno! Agricola Yumbel Estacion is operating as Chilean winemakers have for over a century. Their Paìs vines are over 100 years old, they winery operates with no electricity, the wines are fermented and aged in actual "pipeno" barrels made from native Chilean rauli trees, and there is nothing added, including sulfur. In the glass it has a deep red, almost opaque color with notes of raspberry, black cherry, lemongrass, and dried herbs on the nose. The palate juicy and lifted with crunchy red fruit, blackberry, and  blood orange with grippy, mouth-coating tannins. Serve this slightly chilled with anything fresh off the grill! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Pedro Parra y Familia 2019 Chile Valle del Itata Imaginador Cinsault

Pedro Parra is champion of terroir. After getting a PhD in the subject and consulting for some of biggest names in wine-making worldwide, he began this project with his family in their homeland, Itata, Chile.  The 'Imaginador' is a unique Cinsault from 70-80 year old head-trained vines, but because of the more than 200 year history of this vineyard, there are smatterings of Muscat, Semillon, Carignan, and País planted throughout that make their way into the blend. Pedro purposefully sought out pockets of granite for the vineyards he works with because of the structure it gives to the wines. The grapes are aged in stainless steel and cement tanks for one year, then rest for eight months in bottle before release. Each vintage of this wine has been different! The 2019 has notes of roasted beets, dark rock, dried violets, stewed, spiced plums, and wild raspberry. The palate is juicy and very low tannin, but lighter than previous years at only 12% ABV, and brighter, fresher, than the nose would lead you to believe. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Spain Fortified

El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos 1830 VORS Jerez Amontillado 375ml

Founded in 1832 by master carpenter and barrel cooper Jose Antonio Sierra, El Maestro Sierra has some of the oldest stocks of wine in Jerez. The bodega is overseen by the formidable Ana Cabestrero, who left her family's winery in the Ribera del Duero region to follow her passions and bravely pursue a future in the male-dominated sherry business. The entire line of El Maestro Sierra sherries is incredibly fine and the rarest sherries are unquestionably among the most complex and tear-jerking wines in the world. The 1830 VORS Amontillado is from a 70-year-old solera, from which only 400 half bottles are pulled each year. This sherry exhibits wondrous aromas of caramel, burnt sesame, flaming tangerine rind, sweet and creamy orange custard, raspberry blossom, and citrusy spritz of fresh orange; the palate has bright, zesty lime notes and is deeply salty and warmly herbaceous like an Amontillado, with an incredibly long and ethereal saline/mineral finish that we identify with FInos. AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Spain Table

Castellroig NV Penedes Corpinnat Brut Rosat

A treat for lovers of Castellroig, the Rosat is a refreshing rosè sparkling wine made from organically farmed Garnacha and Trepat grapes, fermented with native yeasts, and aged a minimum of 18 months on the lees before disgorgement. A lovely, rosy watermelon hue, dry and frothy, with deep and delicious flavors of raspberry, cranberry, orange rind, sea salt, and Mediterranean herbs. This rosat is always cold in our fridge at home, ready for smoked salmon brunch, a sardine snack, and fish from the grill. Ariana Rolich

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

Envinate 2019 Ribeira Sacra Lousas Vinas de Aldea Rosende

Rosende is a single vineyard of mainly Mencia, with a bit of Sousón and other varieties on the border between the Amandi and Ribeiras do Miño subzones. The soil is light and sandy, composed of decomposed granite.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

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

Viña Zorzal 2019 Navarra Graciano

Zorzal takes the Graciano grape to new heights with this inexpensive but outrageously delicious 35-year-old, organically-farmed vines in Spain's Navarra region (Rioja's overlooked neighbor). This is a generous, crowd-pleasing, and thirst-quenching red on the fuller side of medium-bodied. It is pretty and perfumed, with flavors of juicy purple plum, ripe red raspberry, and dark cherry, violet flowers, soft funky earth, spearmint leaf, cinnamon spice, smooth tannins, rich texture, and just enough acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with native yeasts. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 37 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Viña Zorzal 2020 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

Viña Zorzal offers some seriously delicious wines from old vines for very little money (as fans of their delightful red Graciano can attest). This one honors the traditional wine of the Navarra region - rosado of Garnacha. Fragrant red currant, raspberry, and pink peppercorn aromas lead to crunchy cranberry and strawberry fruit flavors, with zesty pink grapefruit and tropical and herbal undertones on the finish. The label features a popcorn kernel pattern because Xabi Sanz of Zorzal recommends it as an accompaniment to popcorn and a movie. This year's wine is electric: bright pink in the glass and incredibly tasty!

  • rosé
  • 41 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Tequila

Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca Miahuatlan Madrecuixe 'Felip de Jesus'

The first release we've seen from Job Cortés, the son of Margarito Cortés, famed maestro mezcalero from Miahuatlan and the author of some of our favorite Mezcalosfera releases of that past few years. As with most bottlings from Mezcalosfera (the export label for the Oaxacan mezcal bar Mezcaloteca) this Madrecuixe release is a tiny batch of 120 liters, with only a handful of bottles making it to New York; we tried to get as much as we possibly could! This mezcal was very impressive, with a vibrancy to both the nose and the palate, showing notes of citrus, lime, lime peels, herbs, purple flowers, and a hint of earthiness. The palate is punchy, lively and intense, with more floral character and a hint of tanginess and acidity. A beautiful example of agave Karwinskii from Miahuatlan. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • $124.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Division Wine Co. 2019 Oregon Salmagundi

The Salmagundi is a seemingly random mix of grapes, but is actually a very carefully blended snapshot of the Applegate Valley where the Côt, Syrah, and small amount of Sangiovese are sourced from. The name of the wine is a reference to an old English dish of various meats and stewed vegetables presented together where, like the wine, it is the combination that makes it delicious.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Drew Family Cellars 2019 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. Upon opening the wine was a bit leaner and more red fruited than the previous vintage, but with some  air/time open it became richer and plummier as I had come to love from the Drew Family. Notes of dried violet, anise, dried herbs, purple plum, and cassis, with gentle tannins, and a nice balance of acidity and concentration that makes me think of pomegranate juice. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Edmunds St. John 2015 El Dorado County Syrah North Canyon Road

We love Steve Edmunds and everything he stands for - he's a nice guy, a great winemaker and a talented musician (I once did a campfire duet with him of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried," a memory I'll treasure forever). But let's get back to his wines, and in particular this 2015 North Canyon Road Syrah. It is sourced from two vineyards in the Sierra Foothills: Fenaughty, planted in the late 1990s, and Barsotti, with vines quite a bit older. The volcanic clay of Fenaughty contributes rather dramatic floral notes and silky texture, while the ancient granite of Barsotti gives brightness and tension. The result is truly classic Syrah, with notes of violet, blue and red fruit, a dash of white pepper and cool freshness at the back end and generally evocative of the Northern Rhone wines that first inspired Steve. This already has five years of age but will continue to improve for another ten years and likely beyond. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

Enfield Wine Co. 2018 Coombsville Hayne's Vineyard Syrah

Sometimes a wine's first impression, especially while young, cannot show the full breadth of what it has to offer. That was definitely the case with this gorgeous Syrah from Enfield Wine Co. My first pour of this bottle I thought was nice, but not particularly expressive; a few days later and our team was enamored! The fruit for this bottling comes from the highly-acclaimed Hayne's Vineyard with a view of San Pablo bay on one side and Mt. Tamalpais on the other keeping temperatures cool and consistent. The soil here is deep alluvial cobblestone, with a top layer of white volcanic ash giving the vines great drainage and the fruit, distinct minerality. The nose is both savory and sweet with black currant, wild blackberry, cured meat, thyme, and mulch. The palate has soft, gentle tannis, with great acidity, and a touch of menthol and walnut skins. I cannot wait to try this wine again in 5-10 years to see how it has evolved as it clearly has a long life ahead of it. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $52.99

Enfield Wine Co. 2018 Sierra Foothills Pretty Horses Tempranillo Blend

This vintage of "Pretty Horses" is actually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 10 % Grenache, 10% Pinot Noir and a small amount of Graciano creating a unique and perfectly food-friendly California red. Enfield Wine Co. sourced most of the fruit for this vintage from the famous Rorick Heritage Vineyard, with the rest from Shake Ridge in Amador County, and a bit of the Pinot Noir from the Heron Lake in the Wild Horse AVA. Inspired by the wines of Rioja Alavesa, this wine is designed to be drank young, though shows great structure for short-term aging. The nose shows a melange of red and blue fruits, stewed cherry, blueberry, cedar, and fresh tobacco leaves. The palate is fresh and on the fuller side of medium-bodied with easy-going tannins and opened up nicely after a few hours (even a few days) with air. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Hope Well 2018 Amity Hills Pinot Noir

It is Mimi Casteel's incredible dedication to 'regenerative agriculture' that makes this wine from the  Willamette Valley so special and sought-after. Her farming practices go beyond organics and work to actively restore the health of the soil and the land surrounding the vineyard, creating a living, breathing ecosystem. She believes, and I can't help but agree, that this unlocks more flavor and complexity in the grapes because more nutrients and biodiversity is available to the vines. Positioned along an east-facing slope of the Eola-Amity Hills, the Hope Well vineyard experiences an intense diurnal shift that helps maintain freshness even in this warmer vintage. This year she destemmed the grapes completely, with very gentle extraction, and then aged the wine in 10% new French oak, with the rest in neutral barrels for 10 months. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Populis 2020 Mendocino Rosé

This is a refreshing, savory rosé with fruit from a handful of excellently farmed vineyards in Mendocino and Sonoma. The blend is predominantly old-vine Carignane from the Venturi Vineyard, with about 17% Zinfandel from Venturi and Hawkeye Ranch, with a splash of Pinot Noir for fruit, French Colombard for freshness, and a little Muscat for aromatics. Each variety was fermented separately, whole cluster pressed and left on the skins overnight (except the Muscat which was destemmed and saw five days of skin-contact) then blended together and aged for five months on the lees before bottling unfined/unfiltered with just a tiny amount of SO2.

  • rosé
  • 42 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Valravn 2018 Sonoma County Pinot Noir

This is such a great value for Sonoma Pinot Noir! By creating lasting relationships with high quality, organically farmed  (some certified, all avoid using chemical sprays and employ cover crops where possible) vineyards, the winemakers of Valravn are able to offer a snapshot of the Sonoma County for a really great price. The fruit is fermented in open-top stainless steel with about 15-20% whole clusters used, and then aged in ~20% new French oak for one year. For each vineyards fruit, the wines are fermented separately and then blind-tasted before creating the perfect blend. On the nose are notes of clove, stewed cherry, treebark, red plums, and a touch of black pepper. The palate is juicy and concentrated, with notes of baking spice, red currant, raspberry, sun-baked soil, and even a bit of blueberry. Very tasty California fruit with just the right amount of new oak! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

United States White

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Nathan K. 2018 Finger Lakes Riesling

The wines from the Finger Lakes in upstate New York have a special place in my heart, and the Nathan K Dry Riesling is perfect example of why. This vintage comes from two sites on the West side of Lake Seneca. The grapes from the 40 year-old plot are aged in neutral barrels, while the fruit from the younger vines are kept in stainless steel. Both are aged for 10 months on the lees before being bottled unfined and gently filtered. In the glass this wine is the color of daffodils and all the aromas of springtime: soft white almond blossoms, ripe apricot, a bit of sweet herbs, wet stone, Meyer lemon zest, all with a slight drizzle of honey. The palate is vibrant and juicy bringing plenty of energy but balanced with enough weight so it does not feel the least bit sharp or thin. Enjoy this wine now, as I did, with a spicy red pepper flake, anchovy and parsley pasta, or put it in the cellar for several years and wait for those honeyed and golden notes to really come through! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Vodka

Catskill Provisions Pollinator Vodka 750mL (Arrives 1/29)

It’s not often that I consider the “flavor” of vodka. Typically the best vodka is the most neutral, but occasionally a spirit like Pollinator Vodka comes along that is both clean and delicate, but also has an inkling of its origins. In this case the base is their own wildflower honey and non-GMO sustainably farmed corn, distilled and then proofed down with local Catskill Mountain spring water. On the nose is the faint aroma of beeswax and wildflowers, and the palate has a nice density and richness to it. This is a vodka I would gladly sip over ice or enhance with a bit of dry vermouth. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vodka
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

Whisky

  • bourbon
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99