• 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

Alsace

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

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

Australia

Ben Haines 2016 Warramunda Volta Brackets Marsanne

Ben Haines is on a mission to showcase "magic dirt" from around Yarra Valley, Australia, particularly focusing on vineyards with Rhone varietals. This Marsanne is from the Warramumba Vineyard made up of clay, sandstone, and mudstone. The soil really comes through on the nose with this wine, and certainly on the palate with its mineral texture. The wine goes through a long fermentation and then aged in 10% new oak, the rest in neutral barrels, with 14 months on the lees. It only goes through 10% malolactic which allows this Marsanne to maintain a good amount of acidity to balance the rich, mouth-coating texture. This is a great pairing for roast poultry or creamy pasta dishes, and it does well with some time in a decanter to let it open up. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Limus 2018 Adelaide Hills Tidal

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

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

Alzinger 2003 Wachau Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Reserve

The worm has turned on the initial judgment of the 2003 vintage. Good farming and selective harvesting have held so many wines, from this underrated vintage, in good stead over the years. This was one of the most exuberantly playful noses in our tasting. Aromas of tuberose, chestnuts, and bananas foster leave give way to more herbal tones of spearmint and sage. The palate shows tropical fruits that never become cloying thanks to layer upon layer of minerality. Complex and delicious!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Barbara Öhlzelt 2016 Österreich Riesling Heiligenstein

Based in the town of Zöbing, Barbara Öhlzelt farms six hectares of vines. Her parcels on Heiligenstein are home to 25-year-old vines on sandstone over primary rock. Even though Heiligenstein is generally a warmer site, in the cooler, rainier '16 vintage Öhlzelt was able to preserve a racy acidity and brightness along with a touch more structure and citrusy notes than the Kögelberg. While we are still fairly new to Barbara's wines, we applaud her dedication to producing a fresher, more mineral and focused style of Kamptal wines. We're here for it! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Barbara Öhlzelt 2016 Österreich Riesling Kogelberg

Barbara Öhlzelt's parcel in is in the Zöbinger Kogelberg, home to almost 70-year-old vines growing in granite and shale over primary rock. No machines are used here, harvest is by hand and the grapes ferment spontaneously before aging in used acacia barrel on the lees. Zöbing-side is often my favored side of these Kamptal vineyards. I've found that wines from the vineyards around this town are often racier, and maintain a brightness that balances the potential fruity character of the wines. We were lucky to grab some of Barbara's 2016 Kogelberg and it's showing really well! Great balance between vivid green herbs and sweet-tart Fuji apple and ripe apricot; this would be a lovely dry Riesling to join your holiday spread. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

Knoll 2000 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from information on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. In general, in the Wachau, 2000 made for ripe wines with ageing potential.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $119.99

Knoll 2002 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from info available on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. 2002 was very problematic for stone terrace upkeep due to the flooding in March, and then August. "Subsequent dry and warm weather caused the grapes to ripen well. These are classic wines with distinctive varietal typicity."

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

Meinklang 2017 Burgenland Blaufränkisch

This biodynamically-grown Blaufränkisch is a year-round favorite. Aromas of coffee and black plums, the palate is juicy and medium-bodied, with notes of prune skin, blackberries, blueberries and a savory note of tobacco. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Meinklang 2018 Burgenland Morgen

A new release in the same vein of the 'Nacht' from last year, the series now includes four different wines, all aged in concrete egg. 'Morgen' is 100% Sankt Laurent (~35 y/o vines) biodynamically grown on sandy loam soils. According to the ZRS website, the grapes go through a brief whole cluster maceration followed by spontaneous fermentation, 9 months of aging in aforementioned concrete egg, bottled unfined and unfiltered with low amount of sulfur added. Lees, caramel and citrus on the nose, the palate is singing with bright notes of wild strawberries, red peaches, blood orange juice and peel, balanced with subtle florals. Cari Bernard

  • rosé
  • 31 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Stagard 2016 Kremstal Steiner Gaisberg Riesling

The Stagård family's parcel on the Steiner Gaisberg (western Kremstal) is comprised of 12 southeast-facing terraces, surrounded by forest and shrubs. Grapes here are anywhere from 4-60 years old and grow on a mix of Gföhler gneiss and mica schist that is warmed by the sun and holds the heat well into the evening hours. The seventh generation of winemakers in the family, Urban and Dominique have been focusing on organic farming for their 17 hectares (certified since 2009). They mostly grow Riesling on some epic Wachau/Kremstal sites and cellar work is with wild yeasts, often in stainless tank, although some recent projects have been in steinzeug, or stone tank/crock. Long lees aging and minimal skin contact depending on the vintage/site helps stabilize and "harmonize" the wines. First tasted as a tank sample in summer of 2017, we've since tried it (in 2019) and think it would be a fantastic wine to pair with whatever graces your holiday table. Showing that warmth of the summer months on the Gaisberg, soft apricots, yellow apple, chamomile and brown sugar waft dreamily out of the glass and are echoed on the richly balanced palate along with ripe pineapple and pear on the very long finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Umathum 2018 Burgenland Rosa

Finally we are into fall rosé season, my favorite of rosé seasons. Gone are the months of knocking back rosé for solely refreshment's sake, here comes the putting on of sweaters and heaping up of the cheese plates and the drinking of rosé that can stand up to an entire meal and then that cheese plate. The Umathum Rosa is a blend of equal parts Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent, and Blaufränkisch, grown with biodynamic practices on a mix of schist and gravel. Grapes are hand-harvested, with fermentation and aging in stainless steel tank. Slight reduction upon opening, some time with air brings out fresh, ripe wild strawberries with their tops, savory herbs, tart pomegranate and raspberry seeds, and red cherries. Cari Bernard

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Biodynamic

Zillinger, Johannes NV Weinviertel Revolution White Solera

If the 'Velue' wines are straightforward and true to variety, the 'Revolution' wines are more on the experimental side. I loved this when it was tasted, but was never able to write all the cellar info down. To paraphrase the importer: 'this release is 50% Chardonnay partially fermented (carbonic) in amphora followed by co-fermentation with Scheurebe, and blended with Riesling from a solera of vintages 2013-2015 aged in used wood, unfined, unfiltered with no sulfur added'. A touch of structure and texture from the skin contact is finely integrated with bright notes of nectarine, Fuji apple, quince, and zesty kumquat. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $46.99

Coquelet 2017 Morgon Cote de Py

Damien Coquelet, working in the same stlye as his step-father Georges Descombes, has once again created some beautifully old-fashioned Beaujolais in 2017. The Morgon Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and rose, very pretty and bright. The palate shows a bit more stucture and darker fruit than the Damien's Chiroubles, with sappy strawberry fruit, a bit of citrus and a more earthy character. The finish is refreshing and long with juicy berry fruit and firm acidity. Serve quite cool with chicken and white meats, grilled foods and charcuterie. Lovely wine.

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

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

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2016 Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat

Known for the Vignes du Maynes wines from Cruzille, in the south of Burgundy, Julien Guillot has had the chance over the years to take long term leases on a few vineyards south of Macon in the Beaujolais. Due to issues with frost and hail in 2016, and to the loss of a rental vineyard to an old owner who decided to tear out vines, this vintage of the "Climat" is a combination of grapes from Chenas and from a vineyard called "Pierres Bleues" which is near Villefranche. Chenas is all granite, and Pierres Bleues is limestone. The wines fermented and aged separately and were blended a few months before bottling. From what I percieve, there's hint of granitic spiciness from Chenas, and some lift and energy from the limestone site.  There's lovely fresh rasberry fruit on the attack, and a very mineral, stony finish. Fresh and elegant at 12.5%.   Eben Lillie 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Lapierre 2018 Morgon

2018 is a great vintage for the Morgon from Mathieu and Camille Lapierre. The wine shows lovely deep aromas of blackberry liqueur and earth, and there's an underlying complexity to this wine that is perhaps overshadowed by the joyful, smile-inducing fruit that jumps out of the glass. Though a candidate for aging 5 to 8+ years, it's drinking beautifully now and will be perfect with upcoming holiday meals with a light chill.    -EL

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2017 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées has 2 parcels of 50 to 60 year-old vines on a steep section of Mont Brouilly with a south-east exposition at about 1,000 ft of altitude. Here the soil is all stones, mostly a blue volcanic rock rather than the granite soils prevalent in the Beaujolais. This is a gorgeous wine! Lovely aromas of ripe blackberry and bright fruits such as boysenberry and red currant, very floral with violets, citrus, cocoa and earth. The palate is ripe  but balanced (at 12.5% alcohol) with very sappy black and red fruit liqueur with mineral salts and citrusy acids that linger in the lush finish. (Note that the vinification for this wine is the classic Burgundy method rather than the usual semi-carbonic practised in the Beaujolais.) A beautiful Beaujolais for current drinking and over the next few years. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Low Sulfur

Thevenet, Jean-Paul 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

The Thévenet Morgon VV is always one of the greatest of Beaujolais. From 4.75 hectares near Le Clachet, from vines averaging 70 years of age, with some planted before World War One. About 2,000 cases are produced. Vineyard work is biodynamic, fermentation is with wild yeasts at a moderately low temperature (10 - 13 degrees Celsius). Aging is mostly in old barrels from DRC with minimal extraction. The 2018 Vieilles Vignes is a superb Morgon, that retains all it's complex, earthy character while showing the beautiful ripeness of this outstanding vintage. On opening the wine shows a potpourri of bright red and black fruits with cherry skin and black raspberry, spice, citrus and earth. The palate is silky, but with firm earthy tannins, with sappy cherry/raspberry/strawberry fruit framed in grainy minerality which continues in the long complex finish. This will need some time to reveal its secrets, please give it a long decant if drinking now, best to cellar three to five years and drink until 2032+

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2016 Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion Cab Franc No SO2

Chateau Beausejour in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion has never used chemical herbicides or pesticides and was certified organic in 1995, a very rare occurence in Bordeaux! This cuvée is 100% Cabernet Franc and was vinified and bottled with zero added SO2 - it's a truly unique and distinctive Bordeaux showing complex aromas of red currant, cassis, coffee, earth and roast meats. The palate shows lovely round cassis fruit, with hints of mint, earth and minerals, finishing with a real taste of the terroir. Highly recommended for lovers of natural wines, it's Bordeaux like it used to be!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2000 Margaux

Jean-Pierre Boyer makes Margaux that resemble the wines of the distant past. His 2000 shows a slightly maturing red/black color with bright aromas of red currant, cassis and raspberry with cedar, rose, citrus and earthy sous-bois notes, really lovely and complex. Relatively light for a Margaux, the palate is deep and velvety with firm tannins under lovely blackberry and cassis fruit with earth, licorice and mineral flavors. It's delicate and powerful at the same time and very long. Delicious now with three to four hours in carafe or after another ten to twenty years in the cellar.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $75.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2010 Margaux

The 2010 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre is from very old vines and also from approximately 50 year-old vines planted by M. Boyer at 10,000 plants per hectare. There is a long fermentation without extraction, the juice remains in cuve until spring, then spends 6 months in old barrels followed by two to three years in cement vat. These are wines made in the lighter "claret" style of the 19th century, although the 2010 shows an incredible density of flavor, given the less-extracted style. Upon opening the wine shows subtle aromas of earth, red currant and cherry fruit with licorice and brown spice. The palate is deep and quite expressive with black cherry, strawberry, earth, licorice and mineral flavors, quite Burgundian in texture. The finish is very long with lingering tart cherry, sous-bois and mineral flavors. After two days open (re-corked) the aromas have broadened with  prune, ripe cherry, tobacco, spice and rose and the palate is intense with red and black fruit liqueur, spice box and earth and ending with lingering red fruits and firm acidity. Delicious now with a long decant, this will be an extraordinary mature wine, best perhaps 2035 - 2050. David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $74.99

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

Belles Cimes 2016 Saint-Emilion

Belles-Cimes is the second label of Chateau Coutet in Saint-Emilion, a unique organic estate that has never used herbicides or pesticides, possessing a marvelous diversity of flora and fauna as well as supeb terroir, surrounded by domains such as Beausejour-Becot and L'Angelus.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $79.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux

The Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is Michel Théron's top wine and a monument to traditional, old-school winemaking. The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from his parcel of old vines and some Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc planted on sand and gravel. All of his parcels are biodynamically farmed and he has never used synthetic treatments of any kind. This unfailing attention to detail in the vineyard carries over to his cellar work, which is precise and masterful. The wine is aged mostly in new wood for up to 18 months before spending another year resting in cuve. The 2014 is built to age but shows wonderfully hedonistic aromas already. Complex notes of sage, violets, and campfire mingle with graphite, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate offers powdery, mouth-coating tannins, bright acidity, and cool mineral inflections beneath supple flavors of bitter chocolate, thyme, and plum. Decant 1-2 hours if drinking now or hold for 5-8 years (at least). Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Haut-Medoc

Michel Théron's 2015 Haut-Medoc is remarkably terroir-driven yet approachable in its youth, even in this ripe vintage. The blend is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc from the classic gravel and sandy soils of the Medoc. Michel's vineyards are farmed using strict organic and biodynamic methods and his precise work in the cellar elevates each variety for a pure expression of Haut-Medoc. He uses up to 25% of new oak which is well integrated and lends structure without dominating. Aromas of crushed violets, saddle leather, and spiced red cherry cascade on the nose. The palate is supple with grippy tannins, flavors of ripe plum, game, brown spice, and dark chocolate on the finish. A lovely wine that should be decanted if drinking now but will evolve over the next decade. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $57.99

Cru Godard 2015 Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Cru Godard’s vines grow on southerly exposed hillsides adjacent to the Saint-Emilion appellation and geographically closer to Bergerac than to the city of Bordeaux. The wine is fermented by indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks and is then matured 50% in tank and 50% in used barriques that have seen two passages. The 2015 has a dark ruby robe. The nose offers aromas of sweet black fruits, tobacco, and cocoa. The mid-weight palate has soft flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, and coffee framed by savory earth notes and fine-grained tannins. This has good sap and good freshness and cries out for hanger steak with red wine shallot sauce or lamb chops grilled pink on the inside. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $16.99

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

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $249.99

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Argiles de Pauline (Anfora)

Henri Duporge at Château Le Geai makes this unique Bordeaux from Merlot and Malbec, the tradional blend in the northern Libournais in the 1800s. The vines grow in "blue clay" over limestone, fermentation is with wild yeasts and the wine ages 12 months in amfora, with only a tiny addition of volcanic sulfur. Certified organic and Biodynamic. The 2016 Argiles de Pauline shows a deep black/purple color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and red currant with rose, earth, spice and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe with blackberry, cassis and plum, with silky tannins - dense but bright and balanced finishing with black fruits and juicy acids. Drinking beautifully now, this is a perfect pairing for a steak, pork chop or grilled lamb, and aging for eight to ten years should be very interesting.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Domaine d'Aurensan 2009 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask

This is a particularly intriguing single-cask from Domaine d'Aurensan, a tiny estate run by the Rozès family in Ténarèze. A pretty standard 420 liter Gascon oak cask was filled in 2009 (from grapes from the same vintage, a warm and ripe year) and aged without topping-off for 10 years, upon which the barrel yielded only 110 liters of spirit. Bottled at a cask strength of 43%, there was some crazy evaporation that must have happened here, and it produced an Armagnac that is beguiling. Rich, full, and phenomenally viscous, the nose explodes with raisin, sultana, prune, walnut, dried cherries, dry spice, vanilla, nutmeg, and leather. The palate is complex, introducing more spice, nuttiness, and an herbal, slightly menthol character. An insanely long finish. It feels much older than the 10-year age statement, but also hasn't yet developed any balsamic-y rancio character you would associate with very old brandy. It's just bold, assertive, and terribly expressive. Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

  • brandy
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $55.99

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

Groult, Roger 6 Year Old Calvados Pays d"Auge Kriek Cask Finish

Cantillon is perhaps the most famous producer of Belgian lambic (wild fermentation, sour) ales in the world, and their Kriek, a maceration and barrel aging of lambic and cherries, is a prized acquisition for  beer lovers across the world. This 6 year Calvados exhibits all the qualities of the fine apple brandies of the region, with wonderful notes of baking spice, apple peel, baked apple, and hints of caramel. Bottled at a slightly higher proof than usual, with a bit more punch. There is also the other aspect, with the Kriek cask adding a note of red fruit (cherry and currant) and raisins, especially on the finish. A charming and very fun bottle, which continues to delight every time I drink it.Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $82.99

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

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

Through the Grapevine Cognac Fin Bois Remi Landier Lot 73

I am astounded by the freshness that this old Cognac carries. A single cask from the outlying appellation of Fin Bois, this was distilled in 1973 by the Landier family from grapes grown in clay-limestone soils. It has a beautiful, lifted aromatic profile, with notes of citrus, tangerine, orange zest, orange marmalade, white flowers, apple, pear, and darker aromas of plum and toffee. There is a hint of rancio and baking spice, and while you can feel the age of the spirit, the roundness it carries on the palate and its phenomenal length, there is also a vibrancy to the fruit character that I've never experienced in a Cognac this old. A truly unique expression. Bottled at 47.8% ABV. Oskar Kostecki

  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $264.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $31.99

Cadette (Domaine de la) 2018 Bourgogne Vezelay La Chatelaine

 Jean and Catherine Montanet planted their first vineyards in 1987 and began farming organically in 1999. Though Vézelay is a geographic appendage of Chablis, the soils are not exactly the same. Instead of the Kimmerdigian soils, the clays here range from blue and gray to red, sometimes with no clay at all but just shallow limestone. While the climate is slightly cooler than in Chablis, the vines enjoy great sun exposure, lending a balance between generous fruit and deep mineral structure. The 2018 Vèzeleay "La Chatelaine" is a beautiful Burgundy with elegant white fruits, almond and citrus aromas. The palate is silky and crystalline with nice density of pear and white peach fruit and a refreshing mineral character that will make it a great food pairing with mild flavored fish and chicken dishes and quite lovely to sip on its own. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $57.99

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

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2017 Bourgogne Aligote Aligo-Rythm

"Aligo-Rythm" is 100% Aligote from our friend Julien Guillot in the Mâcon. This low S02 (1g!), bone-dry, saline treat is the perfect match for oysters. The 2017 shows a bit hazy in the glass and offers aromas of lime blossom, green pear, and funky seaweed. The palate is bracingly dry with flavors of lime zest, sea salt, and Granny Smith apple. A fun wine to help you keep cool as the weather warms up! Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $113.99

Rateau 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Coucherias

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Coucherias" is high on the slope on the site of an old quarry and much of the sub-soil is limestone tailings, permitting root penetration and drainage, with a topsoil of mixed clay and limestone "marnes blanches." In biodynamic agriculture since 1979, the vineyard is a south-facing semi-circle—a very warm spot. The 2017 has a pale green gold robe. The nose offers an array of stone fruit and citrus peel aromas with a hint of mineral spice. The mid-weight, punchy palate shows a melange of stone fruit and green apple flavors with a pungent sense of minerality driving the long, concentrated finish. There's plenty going on here with ripe fruit and floral overtones vying with an overt stoniness for attention. Just cracking with a wild mushroom risotto, and a natural match for chicken, roasted cod, or even blanquette de veau. Give a quick decant now or better still in 2-3 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté

The Rateau Aligoté is from Jean-Claude's Biodynamic vineyard in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune and shows a pretty pale-gold color and aromas of almond, pear and stone - the palate is vibrant, dry and mineral, making this the base of a perfect Kir and a great match for oysters and any mild-flavored fish or chicken dish.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Cote de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelain is a cooler site with soils comprised of clay over limestone. Stone fruit and pear skin, white flowers and wet stone on the nose. Bright and fresh aromatically. The mid-weight palate is racy (especially given the vintage) and rainwater fresh with orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Delicious with mezze maniche and sautéed fresh white corn, spring onions and grape tomatoes. And I can see this pairing beautifully with grilled sea bass or pan-roasted scallops. This is lovely vibrant Chardonnay with a sense of place and worthy of a look, though I’d drink in the mid-term while the fruit is singing, say until 2025. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Blanc (Chardonnay)

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely Biodynamic wines in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils.  Quite racy and bright even in 2018, the wine shows ripe aromas of lemon, almond, stone, spiced pear and apple. The palate is rounder and more ripe than usual, but perfectly balanced with pear, citrus and stone flavors and terrific length. The antithesis of fat, oaky Chardonnays, this food friendly wine will accompany everything from oysters and grilled seafood to roast chicken and mild cheeses. Delicious now or cellar for 5 to 8 years. This is a real Chardonnay of terroir and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Pinot Blanc

Permitted in Burgundy, but rarely seen on its own, Pinot Blanc grown by Jean-Claude Rateau in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune makes this lovely and versatile wine. The aromas are ripe and pretty, with apple and pear, lemon zest, almond and herbal notes. The palate is silky and pure with white fruits and hints of anise and verbena, supple, round and well balanced with firm acidity.  This is a perfect apéritif wine, and will accompany any fish or chicken dish, Asian foods and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rougeot, Pere et Fils 2017 Bourgogne Les Grandes Gouttes

The lieu-dit “Les Grandes Gouttes” sits at the southern edge of Meursault on the border with Puligny. The vineyard is only a hectare in size and the vines were planted between 1950 – 1980 on clay-limestone soils. Hand-harvested, direct pressing in whole bunches untrimmed, and cold settling for 2 days. The alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts begins in a concrete vat and then the wine is placed into  oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation (5% new oak)and aging for 18 months. The 2017 "Grandes Gouttes" is a delicioius and classy white Burgundy with pretty aromas of pear, melon, lime-flower and citrus with herbal hints and just a touch of oak. The palate is silky and refreshing with flavors of stone and white fruits that continue in the bright finish. This is an excellent value in White Burgundy, elegant and easy-drinking....

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,649.99

Champagne

Agrapart 2013 Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Avizoise

From clay and limestone soils of grand cru parcels of Les Robarts and Les Gros Yeux, at the top of the hill in the village of Avize. 50+ year-old vines. The clay-dominant soils lend depth and breadth to the wine vs. the chalkier Minéral bottling.

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

  • Organic

Agrapart 2013 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Minéral

Minéral is a vintage-dated blend of Chardonnay from two particularly chalky lieux dits within the grand cru villages of Cramant and Avize, with the grapes from Bionnes (Cramant) vinified in demi-muid and Le Champ Bouton (Avize) vinified in tank and blended in equal parts. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Agrapart 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Expérience

While Champagne is on occasion dismissed as a wine without terroir due to its history of blends, the multiple stages of fermentation, and a prise de mousse that relies on the addition of sugar or MCR, Pascal Agrapart's Expérience is solely comprised of grape juice with just a modicum of sulfur. The vin clair is a barrel selection of 2014 Minéral and Avizoise fermented with native yeasts, and the secondary fermentation begun with grape must from the 2015 vintage and cellar yeasts. The wine is aged under cork and bottled without dosage. This cuvée is a particularly vinous expression of Champagne, where terroir and grape have an articulate dialogue.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $349.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/18)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged in October of 2018. 2008 continues to delight, even 11 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2016 Coteaux Champagnois Polisy Rouge

The 2016 Polisy Coteaux Champagnois Rouge became available at the last minute - we haven't tasted it, but assume it will be a pretty serious glass of Pinot Noir. Notes to follow...

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 9/19)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged Sept 2019.

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
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  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • $124.99

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

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

Horiot 2014 Rosé des Riceys En Barmont (Still)

Though there are fewer than 20 growers of Rosé des Riceys, we tend to think of the wines as a coming from a single terroir. By separately vinifying two different lieux-dits, Olivier Horiot shows the possibilities of expression within the appellation. En Barmont is a warm site, whose southerly exposure and marls interspersed with Kimmeridgian limestone produce a ripe Pinot Noir with a broader character than nearby En Valigrain. The 2014 En Barmont has a darke garnet robe and is effusive and floral on the nose with wild strawberry, cherry blossom, and Morello cherry aromas. On the palate the wine displays vivid, racy acidity, bright red fruits with hints of crushed herbs, Darjeeling tea, blood orange zest, and a fine dusty minerality on a broad, expansive, mouthwatering finish. And while this isn't as plush as in some vintages, this is unabashedly  pretty with a generous ripeness and exuberance. John McIlwain 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
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Marguet 2014 Extra Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Saint Rémys

100% Pinot Noir. The 2014 Les Saints Rémys is the inaugural release of this parcellaire from Benoît Marguet. Located on the slope on the western side of Ambonnay near the border with Bouzy. The robe has a faint peach color, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is warm and floral with notes of peach skin, rose petals, blood orange zest, shortbread, and Pinot spice. The wine balances supple, ripe, red fruit flavors with a firm (verging on sinewy) structure within. This is already compellingly complex, though it should gain in detail and nuance with time in the bottle. This is a stellar addition to Benoît's lineup and offers a fascinating contrast to the racy, crystalline Les Crayères. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged March 2019. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Marie-Courtin 2016 Coteaux Champenois Le Blanc de Tremble

100% Pinot Noir aged in amphoras, no sulfur added. The inaugural Coteaux from Marie-Courtin is here! Notes to follow.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Rosé Zero (base 2013)

Tarlant pulls off smart austerity with enough charm, character and nuanced flavor to make for compelling and food-oriented Champagne. The NV Rosé (in this case based on the superb 2008 vintage) shows off red fruits such as currant and raspberry, which are interestingly contrasted by a spicy note that borders on being peppery. Not overtly creamy, this Rosé is extrememly minerally and elegant. (85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir -- non-dosé -- disgorged 6/13)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cote-de-Beaune

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières

From 50-year-old vines located mid-slope. 50% whole cluster. The shallow soils overlay flat limestone rocks, giving way to clay subsoils.  The 2017 has a deep ruby robe. The nose is redolent of violets, hedge fruits and spice. The mid-weight palate shows good ripeness and punch with juicy blackberry and cassis flavors and sauvage notes with a pungently mineral—verging on salty—core, finishing with a burst of spice on the long, detailed, lip-smacking finish. This is earthy, though by no means rustic and shows great flair. There is sneaky structure and while this is delicious now, this will benefit from 5-8 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $69.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Rateau 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils*, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels.Even with the minimal extraction practiced at the estate, the 2017 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of black cherry and ripe strawberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense and chalky with blackberry, earth, cocoa and minerals with terrific length of red currant, earth and juicy acidity.  This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth - it's a bit softer than the 2016 -  and should be a superb mature wine as well, perhaps until 2035 and beyond.  David Lillie   *("A formation rare in Burgundy 'la grèze lithée.' An ancient limestone cliff dominated the slope in the distant past, which eroded leaving debris of small pepples which covered the slope at this spot from top to bottom - leaving a steep slope facing east with a soil rich in pepples, deep, warm and dry, where the vines roots penetrate deeply."

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Beaux et Bons

Jean-Claude says this wine, sourced from lieux-dits Beaux Fougets (clay soils) and Bons Feuvres (iron-rich soils) on the Pommard side of Beaune, always shows aromas of "cerises noires" (black cherries).  The 2018 has a dark ruby, verging on purple robe. The ripe, lush nose offers plummy dark fruit aromas with notes of violet, cassis, and spice box. The palate also tends towards black fruits (there's that black cherry!), savory herbal notes, and a brooding earthiness beneath the ripe, exuberant fruit. There’s a lot to sort out here, but this has nice flair and concentration - give this a bit of aeration and it will be a very satisfying bottle with coq au vin or perhaps braised duck legs. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2018 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with the stems, bringing just the right structure to this lush and beautiful wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky and sapid, showing the ripeness of the 2018s, with lush berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Rouge

From a small parcel of 50 year-old vines in AOC Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune, certified Biodynamic, "lyre ouverte" pruning.  The wine shows a bright medium red/garnet color and very floral aromas of berry fruits - crushed raspberry and strawberry, quite pretty and a bit riper than usual in 2018, with a bit of orange peel and spice. The palate is bright, and light to medium-bodied with sappy tart cherry and strawberry fruit, finishing with juicy acidity and minerals.  The wine is quite elegant and refreshing at 12% alcohol - it's a perfect Pinot for holiday dinners with family and friends. Enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Voillot, Joseph 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets

From .61 hectares of vines planted in 1932, 1950, and 1978. The vines are toward the top of the parcel in thin limestone soils. The 2016 Fremiets from Joseph Voillot has a bright ruby robe. The nose is delicate and floral with aromas of red fruits (wild strawberry, red currant, morello cherry), wild roses, rose hips, and exotic spices. The palate is silken, and supple, with red hedge fruit and wild strawberry flavors, and a fine stoniness beneath the dry extract. There’s a fine bright energy here, with a discreet structure framing the charming, succulent fruit. The finish has sneaky length and  articulate mineral detail. This is a Fremiets of finesse rather than power, but compelling nonetheless. Delicious now, though perhaps better in 5-8 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $129.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

Arlaud 2016 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes

45+year-old vines in clay limestone soils. 15% new oak. The 2016 Arlaud is a sensational expression of Les Millandes. On the nose it offers pure-fruited, pretty aromatics with ultra-ripe (not over ripe) pure cherry and violet aromas. Coltish and nervous on the palate, this shows great energy, ripe fruit flavors, with a tactile mineral spine, ripe tannins, generous fruit, with a long, driving mineral finish. This is excellent. Beautiful after-aromas and a good amount of the 'peacock's tail.' Lovely now, but this has the elements to age for 10-15 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $92.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $29.99

De Montille 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

From a .29 hectare plot in the upper third of the Clos. One third whole cluster.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

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  • 16 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $499.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes

The Stéphane Magnien Morey-Saint-Denis "Vieilles Vignes,"  is from  45 to 65 year-old vines in "Clos Solon" and "Cognés" on clay/limestone soils. The 2017 shows a deep red/black color and is initially less aromatic than the "Grains Fins," then shows dark black cherry and strawberry confit with hints of spice, roast meat and licorice. The palate is dense and sappy with deep strawberry and black cherry fruit, quite dense and long with hints of mint, stone and bitter chocolate, finishing with firm acidity and saline minerals. This offers superb quality for a "village" Morey-Saint-Denis and will repay 3 to 5 yars of cellaring, then drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

Rateau 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin

From two small parcels in "Aux Eletois" (below Grand Cru Griottes)  and "les Epointures" (below 1er Cru Clos Prieur) on the more fine and aromatic side of Gevrey. Ruby robe. The nose offers an intriguing contrast between floral aromas and gamy, sauvage notes. For every rose petal, there’s a contrasting earth tone. The tension is compelling. On the palate ripe cherry and raspberry flavors are underlain by a pungent stoniness on a mid-weight, faintly tannic, but fresh, finish. This is delicious, if brambly, now but should gain in suavity with time in the bottle. I’d choose to pair this with something autumnal and savory. Pigéon? Pintade? Daube? John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $999.99

Germany

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $73.99

Adam, A.J. 2018 Mosel Riesling Im Pfarrgarten Feinherb

Translating to 'in the garden of the rectory', this is a plot planted in the 1960s on a flat terrain of heavy, alluvial soils mixed with eroded slate from the Hofberg above. As one can guess from the name, the vineyard once belonged to the rector for the parish of the town of Dhron. Fermented with natural yeasts, unfined, and aged in stainless steel, when tasted in June 2019, the wine was a bit closed on the nose, reflecting the recent bottling; thankfully the palate is fresh, mineral and balanced with a prickle of acidity lifting the slightest sweetness of green plum and mango along with white grapefruit zest, a delicious feinherb that should settle in nicely. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white off-dry
  • 23 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Dreissigacker 2015 Rheinhessen Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken

The amphitheater-shaped Kirchspiel vineyard faces south-southeast with soils of limestone, marl, and clay. Jochen Dreissigacker farms these vines organically, and all spontaneous fermentation and aging occurred in stainless steel for this vintage. This is truly spellbinding Riesling with the beautiful concentration of 2015 balanced by bright acidity and the slightest bit of residual sugar. Honeysuckle, orange oil, mango and just-ripe peaches dance on the palate and linger on for ages. A delightful bottle that should age with grace for the long-term, and a thoughtful gift for the Riesling-head in your life. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Durst, Andreas 2015 Pfalz Bockenheim Pinot Noir "S"

Andreas Durst lives but a stone's throw away from Daniel and Jonas Brand, in Bockenheim, a small town in the northern Pfalz (very close to the Rheinhessen border). Working less than a hectare in total, and making wine out of his garage, Andreas has managed to produce some incredibly spell-binding Pinot Noir (not to mention Portugieser and Sylvaner), aged in old barrique. Really quite elegant, with subtle flavors of ripe sour cherries, red apple skin, baked strawberries, and a touch of lees, layered with savory notes of red flowers on the lengthy finish. In this case, 'S' is to mark that there is just a slight amount to sulfur added at bottling. Pair with roasted root vegetable tart, mushroom gratin, turkey and herbed stuffing. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $54.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

Haart, Julian 2018 Mosel Riesling 1,000 L

‘1,000L’ is a reference to the capacity of the traditional barrels (Fuder) of the Mosel. Year in and year out, this wine is dangerously easy to drink, and even in the warm 2018 vintage, Julian has managed to preserve the signature freshness and verve of this 'dry-tasting' wine. Peach blossoms on the nose, the palate is crispy and angular with notes of green apricot and green apple skin, fresh herbs and stone. Delicious! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 7 Spätlese

Much like the Kabinett, grapes for the Spätlese are pre-selections from multiple vineyards on Ayler Kupp. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's parcel of the Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Ayler Kupp, closer to the base of the slope. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $55.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $98.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 21 in stock
  • $53.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 19 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

The Schaefer family still only farms 4.2 hectares, the majority of which tower behind their hometown of Graach (2 ha on Domprobst, 2 ha on Himmelreich), as well as .2 ha on the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, all in total, they work over 100 separate parcels. Graacher Himmelreich (Kingdom of Heaven) is home to Devonian slate soils (blue/gray) with a south/southwest exposition; the Himmelreich and its neighboring vineyard the Domprobst both have access to a unique network of underground water veins that bring a cooling element and much needed support to the vines on this fairly warm site. Grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed whole cluster, and spontaneously ferment and age in old Fuder. In contrast to the incredibly low yields of 2017, 2018 was practically a bumper crop (I exaggerate). Delightfully floral on the nose, the Himmelreich is creamy and medium-bodied with notes of freshly-cut Fuji apple, smoke, peach candy, mango, salted orange on the lengthy finish. This would be a delightful Riesling to pair with the mix of sweet and richly savory elements of your holiday table, just make sure you open maybe thirty minutes before serving. Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 18 in stock
  • $51.99

Spindler, Heinrich 2014 Pfalz Pechstein Riesling Trocken

Beneath a layer of sandy-loam, Pechstein's soils hold basalt or pitched stone, the source of this vineyard's name. Along with the Jesuitengarten this wine was one of the clear stand-outs of Markus' 2014 campaign. It shines a golden honey yellow in the glass and welcomes with aromas of lilacs, chrysanthemums, grilled pistachios, lavender, and cranberries. The palate shows a fine minerality, offering tremendous length with notes of white truffles prior to a linden blossom finish. This is nuanced and impeccably detailed, dry Riesling!

- David Salinas

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  • 16 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

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  • 18 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Gin

  • gin
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.99

Glassware

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

Italy Piedmont

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Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Boggione, Claudio 2014 Barolo Brunate

A really terrific 2014, and the most forward of the trio of vintages we currently have in stock. It’s a touch lighter and more open than the 2015, brighter and with grainy, slightly more rustic tannin; good (and balanced) concentration and a mostly savory palate speak to me of Brunate – a wine to drink sooner than the 2013 or 2015. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Boggione, Claudio 2015 Barolo Brunate

After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2015 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it blossoms, expressing both finesse and the power of Brunate - and it becomes increasingly delicious. I will put some bottles in the cellar, but given sufficient time in the decanter you can enjoy this now. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

Bricco Ernesto 2016 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

To my taste I would have to guess this was a Barbaresco, but a Barbaresco of great finesse and elegance. If there’s a place in the wine to determine that you’re elsewhere, it might be the unbelievably suave and ripe tannins of the Bricco Ernesto. Aromatically the wine is expansive and rich, a lovely combo of dark cherry fruit and earthy Nebbiolo florality and earthiness. The palate is bright and intense, with an incredibly complex finish – a burst of black cherry, amaro-like herbs, citrus, balsam, and that very fine tannin to extend everything. This is a much deeper and more serious Roero wine than one would ever expect. It is, by any definition, a natural wine, completely unmanipulated, and with a final SO2 level of 27mg. Pretty brilliant wine, in my book, and it will be really interesting to see how it develops. I have a very high opinion of just two other Roero producers (Chiesa, and Val del Prete), but Bricco Ernesto is a game-changer. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bricco Ernesto 2017 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

The 2017 boasts a more warm, comforting character. It started out pronounced and edgy, but after tasting periodically over an evening, the wine mellowed into aromas of cherry, winter spices, and airy, roasted coffee. Flavors of dried red fruits and black pepper developed on the palate. Perfect for a cold night. Dave Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $47.99

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

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 46 in stock
  • $21.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $2,399.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $349.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $1,599.99

  • red medium-sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

Principiano, Ferdinando NV Dosset (Dolcetto)

Cowabunga! A Piemontese wine at only 10.5% abv. I would say that's unheard of, yet here it is. Principiano's incredibly charming and utterly delicious Dosset (the name for Dolcetto in the regional dialect) is a beauty: light, fruit-forward and energetic on the palate, with soft tannins and lively acidity. The Dosset shows vibrant fruit notes of cherry, forest berries, red current and red plum, with beautiful floral tones of rose and violet. Very light when first opened, with some air it fleshes out a bit, and a purple plummy note creeps in, along with a hint of spice. Great with a slight chill, this wine is perfect with a summer barbecue. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 7 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 20 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Trediberri 2015 Barolo

The nose is pure, with young dark flowers, fresh cut stems, green herbs, tilled earth and black cherry. The palate is more fruit-driven and bold, with flavors of savory red berries, fennel, and a core of iron-laced minerality. The wine develops over time, with a tannic structure that loosens into a soft richness. Pair with meals of dark meat, simply prepared veggies, and hard cheeses. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $54.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

Italy White

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

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

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

Mongioia 2017 Moscato d'Asti "Lamoscata"

Lamoscata 2017 is the first wine that Mongioia has made in anfora – in this case ceramic, so not very porous, with a very small exchange of oxygen – this is not Georgian-style wine. Instead I think the anfora confers some extra texture and complexity. How else to explain this quite extraordinarily, crazy complex Moscato, like no other in its class? The nose is multi-dimensional, with intense rich peach and apricot, and hazelnut dominating. The wine is very clean and fresh on the palate, boosted with a hint of green apple and plenty of those stone fruits. They carry through to a very long and lingering finish that seems to be supported and freshened by citrusy, icy spring water. A wild wine – a must try. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Loire

Baudry 2017 Chinon Les Grézeaux

One of the great red wines of the Loire Valley, the Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux is from a unique parcel of old vines near the bottom of the slope in Sonnay (near Cravant-les-Coteaux) on a bed of gravel over a base of clay, sand and limestone. (Harvested by hand, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in 3 to 5 year-old casks.) Les Grézeaux always has an elegant silky texture and wonderful freshness, combined with the ability to age beautifully in good vintages. While not as big as 2015 and 2016, the 2017s at Baudry have wonderful purity and freshness in a medium-bodied frame that accentuates the beauty of the fruit and the underlying minerality. The 2017 Les Grézeaux has lovely raspberry and strawberry fruit with earth, musk and spice. Pretty floral red fruits on the palate with vibrant acidity framed by flavors of graphite and stone. Becomes deeper and velvety with a few days open — really a lovely blend of fruit and terroir with nice balance. Enjoy it now or in 10 to 15 years...DL

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2018 Vin de France La Tesniere Pineau D'Aunis

This is a lovely, soft and ripe expression of Pineau d'Aunis from Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, from vines adjacent to Clos Roche Blanche on clay with silex in organic and biodynamic farming. Aged in old futs and demi-muids, bottled without filtration, minimal SO2. Light red/pink color. The wine shows subtle aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry with rose petal and white pepper, quite elegant and surprisingly delicate in this ripe vintage. The palate is light and pretty with perfect acidity and mineral flavors - this is a beautiful expression of Pineau d'Aunis and a wonderful pairing with any lighter meat dishes and mild chesses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

Deboutbertin 2017 Vin de France Baliverne (Grolleau)

This offering from Deboutbertin is 100% Grolleau from a parcel on Schiste and sandstone, from vines that were planted in 1950. The vineyard is tiny, at 25 ares (a bit more than a half-acre), and yields are quite low, at about 20hl/ha. There's a hint of "barnyard" on the nose, with plenty of the vibrant fruit on the palate. Relatively dark in the glass, but super easy to drink! Serve with a slight chill.    Arrived July 2019 / Best if opened after Summer 2019  EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

Gaudry, Vincent 2018 Sancerre Scorpion

The extra weight and density brought by the sunny 2018 vintage, combined with great minerality, makes this Sancerre a beautiful and crowd-pleasing choice for Thanksgiving. The extraordinary "Constellation du Scorpion" is from a small parcel of old massale-selection vines on silex soils over limestone and is fermented and aged in old barrels. The wine shows subtle aromas of dried pear and apple, almond, lemon verbena, wet stone, honeysuckle and white pepper - ripe but very fresh and bright. There is a very mineral attack on the palate with flint and earth flavors, grilled almond, dried pear, lemon peel, anise and apricot with lovely ripeness and a saline, mineral aspect in the finish which is elegant, clean and long with lingering white fruits. This is a young and racy Sancerre that will accompany oysters, shellfish, grilled fish and white meats and should develop beautifully with three to five years of cellaring - it's an outstanding Sancerre and a great value at this price.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $43.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $17.99

Guion 2016 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

2016 brings us another great Cuvée Prestige from Stéphane Guion in Bourgueil, whose domaine has been certified organic since the 1960s. From vines averaging 50 to 70 years old on classic soils of clay over limestone. 2016 was a very difficult vintage in the Loire Valley with many growers suffering huge loses to f rost on the 27th of April, followed by periods of intense mildew attacks until early July that further lowered yields.  Weather in the summer and fall, however, was near perfect with dry sunny conditions prevailing and just the right amount of rain in September. Comparisons can be made to the 2002 and 2010 vintages. The 2016 Guion Prestige shows wonderful brightness and balance with lovely high-toned aromas of strawberry compote with floral, herbal and musky notes, with hints of  roast coffee and bitter chocolate. There is intense material on the palate which is elegant and ripe with fine tannins, with bright strawberry and cherry fruits encased in brisk, very earthy acids. A brilliant wine that needs five years or more in the cellar, peak drinking perhaps 2023 to 2040. If drinking now decant well in advance or open/taste/re-cork two or three days beforehand.  1989 and 1990 tasted recently at the domaine were fantastic — given the low price, this is one of the world's great values to cellar. Thank you, Stéphane!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 2018 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1er Tri

2018 Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1er Trie: 12.6% alc; 78 g/l RS; 3.8 g/l total acidity; pH 3.41

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux

2018 Le Mont Moelleux: 12.9% alc; 60 g/l RS; 3.7 g/l total acidity; pH 3.34

  • white medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie

2018 Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie: 12.5% alc; 95 g/l RS; 3.6 g/l total acidity; pH 3.45

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2016 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Renards - Singulier

The 2016 "Singulier - Clos aux Renards" is a brilliant dry Montlouis and certainly one of the finest dry Chenins of the Loire,  made from 60 to 80 year-old Chenin vines on clay soils called "Aubuis" over Turonian limestone. All cellar functions are by gravity without pumping, fermentation is in two and three year-old 400 and 600 liter barrels.  (The Joussets have banned all mechanization from this beautiful vineyard since 2015 - only people, horses and wheelbarrows allowed!)  Best if decanted two hours in advance, the wine shows complex mineral infused aromas of citrus, pear, lime-flower and honey. The palate is lean and mineral with white fruits, racy citrus flavors and fresh herbs framed in saline acids. Serve this crystalline Montlouis with shellfish, scallops, foie gras, chicken with cream sauce and aged cheeses.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • 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
  • 16 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Vin de France Vilain P'tit Chenin

Lise and Bertrand Jousset have crafted a delightful dry Chenin, "Vilain P'tit Chenin." The wine has an extremely complex nose, with notes of green apple, melon, sea breeze, and green olive. The wine's palate is rather dry, with vibrant acidity throughout. The tartness from the nose is certainly present in a citrus-driven palate, along with a lovely note of brioche, and a slightly savory brine.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Vin de France Y a rien qui presse...

A light red from the Loire is a great choice for Thanksgiving... The  2018 "Y a rien qui presse" is 50% Gamay and 50% Grolleau from the Jousset's one hectare of red grapes in and around Montlouis. In English the name says "there's nothing pressing" and the label indicates "Vin de Table - de Chevet" meaning table wine, but bed-table wine. We have to ask the Joussets what that's all about...at any rate the wine is delicious! The superb 2018 vintage in the Loire Valley has brought us some very lush, delicious "glou-glou" wines for immediate enjoyment and the Y rien qui presse is one of the best, showing a bright garnet color and lovely aromas of ripe black raspberry, red currant and cherry with hints of violet, spice and mint. The palate is silky and refreshing with darker black cherry and red currant fruit backed by meaty earth and mineral flavors, with a finish that is fresh, sappy and long. This is simply delightful and will accompany charcuterie, of course, and any mild chicken or white meat dish and cow cheeses. Highly recommended - only 60 btls available.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2017 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

Christophe Foucher's 2017 "Rossignoux" (Sauvignon Blanc) is an outrageously delicious natural wine showing a bright gold color and slightly oxidative aromas of ripe pear, citrus, stone, hay and caramel. The palate is dense and creamy with sapid, ripe stone fruits framed in very firm saline minerals and earthy acidity. The finish is dense and long with dried pear, pine, lemon and herbal flavors lingering on the palate. Christophe is making beautiful, artisanal wines that are completely unique - we have 20 cases that will disappear quickly. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $21.99

Mosse 2018 Vin de France Pet Nat Moussamoussettes

The Moussamoussettes is back! A Chambers Street favorite, this years rendition is a blend of Grolleau Gris and Gamay. The 2018 is totally dry with flavorful and vibrant strawberry and tart cherry fruit. A rejuvenating Pet-Nat from our friendd Agnes and René Mosse and family.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

This lovely wine clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons is a great parcel on gneiss, in layers that permit a deep penetration bty the vines, with sandy clay and amphibolite stones. The vines are at the top of a hill and on the south facing slope overlooking the Maine. (The name, by the way, does not refer to fat sheep, but rather in local dialect, to the hilltop vineyard site.) This terroir produces lovely, classic Muscadet to drink over the next 5 to 8 years, it has a more herbal and floral bouquet than the granite-based wines and the palate, although refreshing and bright, is softer and more open. The 2018 Gras Moutons is a sensational Muscadet showing a pale bronze color and beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with hints of anise, stone and almond; The palate is very dense and mineral with ripe pear and white peach, quite supple and ripe but framed in firm acidity. The finish is long and dense with white fruits, citrus and an almost bitter mineral aspect - this will pair beautifully with a full-flavored fish or chicken dish. Five to eight years of aging will bring out the complexity of this lovely wine. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Pepiere 2018 Vins de France Cabernet Franc "La Pépie"

100% Cabernet Franc from  the Pépière 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black grapes are in a section with a gentle slope and southwestern exposure. As with the Côt, the Cabernet Franc is harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, with only the free-run juice used for the wine. It is fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, followed by around five months of aging in stainless steel. The 2018 shows peppery Cab Franc aromas of ripe red currant and black raspberry, lush and earthy. The palate is ripe and round with bright acidity and deep red currant fruit with hints of licorice, mint, smoke and earth with a nice sappy finish. Serve with charcuterie, rilletes and rillons, pork and chicken dishes. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $30.99

Pinon, François 2015 Vouvray Brut

From a plot of old Chenin Blanc vines, François' Brut NV is kept on the lees for 18 months before bottling. It has pretty apple, pear, floral and toasty flavors with good acidity balancing the fruit. The current cuvée is from 2015 and it's one of their best ever - a bit riper than usual with round but well defined fruit—a great alternative to Champagne, Aromas are transcendent to summer days with notes of crushed seashells, honeysuckle, and warm apricot skins. Flavors of briny half-shell, pear, and almond skin cascade with bright lemon and honey comb. This is delicious as an apéritif before the meal or afterwards with apple pie. This is a great choice during the holidays - a real crowd-pleaser at a great price, before, after or during the meal!

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

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2018 Vin de France Petillant Naturel Rosé

50% Cot and 50% Grolleau, organically farmed in Vouvray by Julien and François Pinon. This is an elegant and very delicious Pet Nat that will accompany just about anything and is delightful as an aperitif by itself. The aromas are quite pretty with ripe raspberry, strawberry and red currant with hints of rose and blood orange. The palate is fresh and creamy with raspberry and tart strawberry with a nice mineral kick and sappy fruit in the refreshing finish. Grab this before it's gone...  David Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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. 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
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Roche Bleue 2018 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

The extra ripeness of the 2018 vintage makes this a great choice for Thanksgiving - This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30 year-old vines on slopes and terraces of clay and silex over limestone, certified organic farming with biodynamic methods. The 2018 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - honeyed pear, peach and kiwi with almond,  floral and mineral notes, elegant and pure. Dried pear, citrus peel, almond, stone and herbal notes on the round and ripe palate with terrific density and a long, quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding young Chenin that will open up over the next five to ten years, and it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses.  DL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières Sec

100% Chenin Blanc, from 15 - 30 year-old vines on a slope of clay/silex soils on limestone, certified organic. Slow pressing of whole clusters; long fermentations, most in 4 to 6 year-old barriques, the younger vines in cuve inox; elevage in 6 year-old barrels. The Roche Bleue 2018 Jasnières shows pale bronze color with ripe aromas of pear, quince, almond, lime-flower and peach with hints of stone, anise and citrus peel. The palate shows more fruit than the 2017, quite round and ripe, revealing almond, pear, stone, lemon and chalky minerals that continue in the long, very mineral finish. This is a young, complex Jasnières from a beautiful vintage that will benefit from decanting and should age well for ten to fifteen years. Serve now with shellfish, grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Touraine La Guerrerie

From a small parcel of clay and silex on limestone, 2/3 Cot and 1/3 Gamay. 40 year-old vines, organic since 1996, aged in old barrels, large and small, zero added SO2. Thierry Puzelat was a pioneer of natural wine-making and he continues with this beautiful "Guerrerie" from the lovely 2018 vintage in the Loire Valley. The wine shows a bright red/black color, with beautiful lush blackberry and black raspberry aromas, floral, minty, ripe and deep; the palate is sappy and supple with bright blackberry and red currant liqueur, very long and balanced with lemony acidity - just a beautiful wine - luscious now but it should be very interesting with 5 to 10 years of aging. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

Misc. Europe

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $30.99

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

Misc. France

Aupilhac 2016 Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux

The deep and delicious 2016 Aupilhac "Monpeyroux" is made from 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Carignan, 25% Syrah, 10% Grenache and 5% Cinsault grown on limestone with clay and limestone scree, certified organic and Biodynamic farming. The wine shows a very dark red/black color with ripe aromas of black raspberry and red currant with earth and spice; the palate is dense and earthy with supple black raspberry and strawberry liqueur nicely balanced with bright citrus hints, powerful yet balanced and fresh. The domaine suggests serving with "game served with a strawberry coulis, spitroast woodcock served on toast coated with its juices." I'm not sure how many of us can pull that off, but a nice steak or a chicken from the greenmarket will do. Lovely wine.  David Lillie


  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beguet, Patrice 2018 VDF Fresh Impression Red (Big Bunch Theory)

This year, the Fresh Impression rouge is a blend of 55% direct press Grenache, 35% Gamay, and a split 10% of Trousseau and Poulsard from Patrice's vineyards. When we asked about the source of the Grenache, we discovered that the biodynamic grower in the Ventoux was none other than Pablo Hocht of Domaine Creve Couer, one of our favorite new exclusive Rhone estates here at Chambers Street. Small world! The Gamay, as with previous vintages, is from Benoit Landron in Ancenis, in the Loire Valley. The wine is bright, extremely juicy and fresh, with a bit of an effervescent tickle on the tongue. Tangy and high acid, but with red fruit compote notes in the mid-palate. Very refreshing! Serve with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Beguet, Patrice 2018 Vins de France Go Together Blanc

Go Together white blends Grenache Blanc from Domaine Creve Couer in the Rhone, with Melon de Bourgogne from Benoit Landron in Ancenis. A portion of the grapes see a long maceration on the skins for 6 months in barrel, with a larger portion that is pressed like a normal white, and then kept in a large vat for 3-4 weeks with pigeage and then aged in acacia. Everything is pressed and blended and then bottled within a 24 hour period, as Patrice is very cautious of exposing the wine to oxygen, and prefers to expose it only once. It's a very interesting idea, and one that I haven't heard discussed often, but does make a lot of sense. If these two wines were, for example, pressed and blended after aging, and then put into vat for a few months before bottling, that would be two exposures to oxygen, and more chance for bacterial issues to develop. In the world of no-sulfur winemaking, oxygen exposure can be a risk, so this approach is at least interesting, if not fascinating and perhaps noteworthy. 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2018 Cahors Pur Fruit du Causse

The Combel la Serre "Pur Fruit" is 100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance) from seven different sites around their home village of Cournou, which lies on the Causse, a limestone plateau in Cahors at 320m elevation. Planted on clay-limestone soils, the vines are certified organic and average 35 years old. The grapes are hand-harvested and crushed with 20% whole clusters; the juice ferments at cool temperatures with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks with a 10-day skin maceration. The wine is aged on its lees in cement through the winter and bottled in the spring.  The 2018 is a vibrant fruit-bomb showing a deep red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry liqueur with violet and citrus hints. The palate is supple and sappy with dense blackberry and black raspberry fruit, lifted by bright acidity - quite lush and ripe but at only 12.5% alcohol it's refreshing and balanced. The cool, sappy fruits continue in the bright finish. Perfect with a steak or stew or just gulped by itself  - serve cool and enjoy!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $16.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

Dupasquier 2010 Roussette de Savoie Marestel 1.5 L (Last of Stock)

2010 is in the zone. Expressively aromatic with wildflower, papaya, toasted hazelnuts, and hints of bergamot. The palate is rich and giving with heady flavors of smoked pineapple, herbs, honeycomb, and citrus. Firm minerality carries the fleshy tropical fruit flavors through an extraordinarily long finish. Powerful and finessed, this bottle deserves a place on your dinner table alongside shellfish, grilled fish with creamy  herb sauce, or a traditional raclette. (Tasted from 750ml) Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Enfants Sauvages 2016 Cotes Catalanes Cool Moon

From 85-year-old vines of Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc, with a small amount of Maccabeu and Vermentino, from a 75-year-old parcel. Fermented and aged for nine months in Austrian oak vat (12 hl Stockinger) and smaller used barrels. This is a really fascinating white that has been creating quite a little buzz here at Chambers St. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan and herbs, with mineral cut in the finish, and a touch of spice that lingers after each sip. A must for fans of interesting and unique white wines. -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2018 Vin de France Tracteur Blanc (Isère)

Thomas Finot makes this refreshing "tractor white" from Chardonnay, Jacquère and Pinot Gris grown in the Coteaux Grésivaudan, northeast of Grenoble. This is a delightful everyday wine, featuring lovely aromas of pear, quince, almond, hay and brown spice. The palate is ripe but balanced and lively with bright acidity, showing flavors of pear, melon, almond, citrus and stone. Serve happily by itself or with fish in sauce, roast chicken, salads and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2018 Vin de France Tracteur Rouge (Isère)

Thomas Finot in the Coteaux Grésivaudan made the vibrant 2018 Tracteur Rouge from 35% Gamay, 35% Pinot noir, 20% Persan and 10% Merlot.  The wine shows a lovely bright red color and pretty aromas of strawberry, raspberry and tart cherry with hints of violet, earth and spice. The palate is bright and slightly peppery, a bit more round and full than previous vintages, showing strawberry and red currant fruit with a nice lift of sappy  berry fruits, earth and citrus in the finish. It's lovely, served quite cool, with charcuterie, burgers, chicken and cheeses from Comté to Raclette.   David Lillie 

  • red
  • 47 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2016 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. Thomas has made his name in celebrating and resurrecting these local rarities. The high altitude, alpine climate lends this wine a beautiful acidic structure, and imbues it with notes of mint and alpine herbs. On the nose this is spicy, with bright red fruits intermingling with pepper and anise. The palate is bright and crunchy, with  notes of cranberry, red currant and red raspberry and structure coming from the bright acidity and the delicate tannins. Underneath the notes of fruit is a beautiful, coolingly mineral core.  This is a wine that I can easily imagine at the holiday table, especially with savory poultry or pork dishes. I would open this bottle about an hour before pouring. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Pinot Noir

Thomas Finot, who is working with rare local varieties in Isère, also makes this vibrant Pinot Noir from organic grapes in the Coteaux du Grésivaudan northeast of Grenoble. The region is known for very warm days but very cool nights, producing reds that are ripe and sappy but possessing bright acidity and good balance. The 2017 is showing lovely notes on the nose of wild strawberries, cassis, licorice, and some spice. The palate is filled with wild strawberries, violets, crushed tart cherry, red flowers and fruit, and plum. With lovely acidity and good structure, this would go well with coq au vin, hearty soups, boeuf bourgignon or a nice creamy cheese (such as Soumaintrain.). JDC

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Vin de France (Isère) "Cugnète" Macération

Thomas Finot makes his "Vin de Macération Cugnète" from purchased fruit grown in Isère and on the Isère/Savoie border, thus Vin de France. The two-and-a-half month skin contact gives the wine a pale bronze color. The aromas are light and pretty - dried flowers, brown spice, citrus peel and white fruits. The palate shows creamy dried pear, mineral, brown spice, almond and citrus notes, quite subtle and with a clean, long finish without harsh skin tannins. This is a fascinating wine that will accompany shellfish, ceviche of many kinds, sushi, goat cheeses and much more.  11% alcohol.  Lovely wine!  David Lillie       Extra facts: Thomas says that Cugnète is an ancient type of Jacquère. Maceration for the 2015 was two-and-a-half months, and aging was in big used barrels from 2005 and 2006. My guess is the maceration was more of a soaking, with little or no punch down or extraction, as the wine appears more like a white than an 'orange,' and only has a delicate and subtle amount of tannin in the back of the palate.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse (Sec)

According to the hefty Wine Grapes book (Robinson/Harding/Vouillamoz), there were a total of about 2 hectares (5 acres) of Verdesse in the world as of 2008. Thomas Finot now says there is about 3-4 hectares total. Thomas started with an old plantation of about 2 ares (200 square meters, or .05 acres) and now has about 1.5 hectares, mostly of younger vines he planted. Verdesse is a grape that, according to Thomas, is green for a long time, and typically ripens late, gaining a golden and amber color at the "very last moment." The 2018 vintage Verdesse is a gorgeous wine of golden color, with a nose of green apple, hay, and ripe pear. I was blown away by the fresh acidity and plumpness on the palate. Driven by notes of pear, quince and almond, the wine develops over the evening into notes of minerals, brioche, dried apricot and spice. Ideally paired with curry, sushi, or shrimp tempura. A sublime wine of intensity and texture. Bravo, Thomas! John David Crosby

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Lulu Vigneron (Chais du Vieux Bourg) 2005 Côtes du Jura Vin Jaune

Lulu's Vin Jaune ages under voile (flor) for 8 years, which is two more years than required by the region's winemaking regulations. It is 100% Savagnin coming from marl and calcareous soils. Only 900 of these bottles were produced.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Mas des Chimères 2016 VdP des Terrasses de Larzac Nuits Graves

Guilhelm Dardé has been running the program at Mas des Chimères since 1993, incorporating new organic practices and philosophies to the estate and overseeing organic certification in 2008. The estate is tucked away in the Coteaux-du-Languedoc by the Lac du Salagou, the vines grow on a variety of terroir: clay, schist and granite soils form terraces on the arid, red slopes of basaltic slate colored by iron. Due to the austere dryness in both soil and climate, the yields in this area are low and the wines are typically concentrated. The cuvée Nuit Grave is a blend of 45% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache. The vines are around 35 years in age, planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of black basalt stones. The 2016 vintage sees the first time that biodynamic preparations have been used by the estate. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified separately. They are destemmed and the juice ferments in tank before aging in old barrels for one year. This is a gorgeous wine of complexity and structure. A dark purple robe in the glass, followed by a nose of brown spice, blackberry, ripe plum and cassis. On the palate, the wine is softer, with a velvet roundness and notes of cinnamon, black cherry, savory spice. An outstanding pairing with rack of lamb, tagine, cassoulet or standing rib roast. John David Crosby

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Renardat-Fache 2018 Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

This charming, low-alcohol sparkler hails from the tiny appellation of Bugey (across from the Mont du Chat in Savoie). At 8% ABV this delicately sweet and exquisitely balanced pét-nat is the breakfast of champions, a companion while you prepare a feast, or the perfect solution to tricky dessert parings. The 2018 is a blend of Gamay and Poulsard. The wine pours a pleasing shade of magenta in the glass and offers up vivid aromas of purple wild flowers, raspberry patch, and mouth-watering grapefruit zest. The palate is light and fresh with flavors of sweet strawberries, raspberries, and crunchy blueberries on the attack then finishes with thirst-quenching mineral acidity. A purely enjoyable bottle at a great value. Serve chilled alongside fruit tarts, dark chocolate, or with tangy cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

Rimbert 2017 Saint-Chinian Les Travers de Marceau

 "Les Travers de Marceau" is a blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 15% Cinsault planted at the highest elevation in the Saint-Chinian AOC. This appellation is divided by its soil composition - in the north, the soils are rich in schist, in the south there is only heavy limestone and clay soils.  Jean-Marie Rimbert's vineyards are in Berlou, in the north western half of the AOC. This soil composition and high elevation give his much-beloved wines a light, early drinking quality. The nose offers complex, exotic aromas of dried apricot, tree bark, savory spices, and undercurrents of crushed blueberry and pomegranate. The palate is silky and dusted with mineral acidity. Flavors of dense blue fruit and umami spices give way to star-anise and hints of fennel on the finish. This pairs perfectly with saucisson, cassoulet, and goat cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2008 Banyuls Grand Cru 500ml

Grenache, Grenache Gris and Carignan, aged for six years or more in ancient barrels, bottled without fining or filtration. Jean-François Deu at Domaine du Traginer makes elegant, complex and beautifully balanced Banyuls at his organic and biodynamic estate. The 2008 Banyuls Grand Cru shows fabulous aromas of burnt orange, prune, lemon peel, rose, earth and aged cheese...for starters. Very deep and complex. The palate is ripe and a bit sweet, but refreshing and balanced by bright acidity with prune, red currant, rose and deep berry confit with citrus, brown spice and earth. Beautiful wine - great to sip by itself or serve with fruit desserts and chocolate. Highly recommended. DL

  • red sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2015 Collioure Cuvée Octobre

Made from equal parts Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah from Domaine du Traginer's organic vineyards on the steep slopes high above Banyuls-sur-Mer. A later picking gives a bit more alcohol (14.2) than the "regular" cuvée, and a bit more density and ripeness. Dark red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry and black-cherry with hints of citrus, rose, earth and licorice. The palate is supple, dense and ripe, elegant and a bit tight, and with a cool quality to the dark fruit due to good balancing acidity. Complex flavors of blackberry,  tart cherry, prune, thyme and licorice linger in the long food-friendly finish. Decant if possible or hold for five years, drink until 2030.  A great glass of wine! Serve with duck, coq au vin, steak, strong cheeses.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Banyuls Rimage 750ml

The Traginer Banyuls Rimage (Vin Doux Naturel) at 16% alcohol is an insanely delicious wine as an apéritif or with deserts of chocolate or fruit (figs especially) and goat cheeses. The 2018 shows a bright black/red color and vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, prune,  licorice, violets, and earth, a bit lighter and more floral than usual. The palate is ripe and lush with blackberry, prune, citrus and cocoa, but very bright and refreshing as well, just delicious. It finishes with citrusy acids and black fruits that linger on the palate - serve cool and enjoy! (Keep this fortified wine for weeks in the fridge, re-corked) DL

  • red sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Rosé

Despite its origin in Collioure, in the sunny south of France, the 2018 Traginer Rosé is light and refreshing at only 11.5% alcohol. Made from Grenache and Mourvedre that is certified Biodynamic, the wine shows a pretty light pink color with intriguing aromas of raspberry, stone, brown spice and citrus peel. The palate is mineral and earthy with tart berry fruits and floral hints, finishing with thirst-quenching acidity. Delicious now, the Traginer rosés always improve with a few years in the bottle so don't be afraid to hold a few for next spring. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Blanc

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

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2018 Collioure Rouge Vieille Foudre

Equal parts Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah from the steep schist terraces of Banyuls-sur-Mer, this is a pure and concentrated expression of this dramatic coastal stretch of the Roussillon. Dark black red color. Lush aromas of blackberry, black plum, bitter chocolate, licorice, stone and brown spice.  The palate is dense, ripe and supple with blackberry liqueur, earthy morello cherry, red currant and minerals, with cool citrus and red currant in the long finish. This is a beautiful Collioure that will accompany a steak, grilled meats, stews, grilled vegetables and tagines. Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer NV Banyuls Ambre (aged 15 years) 750ml

This superb wine is made from Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Muscat, aged for 15 years in small, very old barrels. Complex aromas of citrus, tea, prune, flowers and caramel. The palate is balanced, with a pretty melange of citrus, white fruits, earth and secondary flavors, very long and lifted by nice acidity. A gorgeous vin doux naturel that will accompany aged cheeses, figs and foie gras, and it's sensationally beautiful by itself. Really a unique and delicious wine. DL

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Misc. Italy

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

Marabino 2017 Terre Siciliane Rosso di Contrada (Nero d'Avola)

We had the great pleasure of tasting with the winemaker from Marabino recently, and the Rosso Contrada was a stand out. Sourced from four different parcels and a mixed range of soil types, fermented whole cluster, with the intent of doing an "infusion" style with very little extraction. Maceration is long and slow, over 2 weeks, to respect the fruit and give longer structure to the tannins. Aging has been in large 60 hl barrels for a bit over a year, though they are thinking about using some stainless steel in the future, as oak brings out more sweetness and they are after the saltiness of Nero D'Avola and of the soils of Sicily. Each of the four parcels are vinified separately and then blended after malo-lactic fermentation, with minimal added sulfites before bottling (total 26mg/l SO2).  As for how it tasted, the wine was ethereal, with vibrant black cherry fruit and fine, elegant tannins. A wine to spend some time with, and likely one that will improve nicely in the next 5 years.   -EL

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

Pisano, Danila 2017 Rossese di Dolceacqua

Danila Pisano took over the family estate in 1990 and received organic certification in 1996. The vineyards themselves are not young, with some of the terraces aging back to 1931. She has not had to plow or fertilize her vineyards for the last three years, and the cover crop is lush and filled with lovely flowers.  Her plots are spread over several hills, and even include a sandy section that has many un-grafted vines that have been resistant to phylloxera. Although Dolceacqua is known for a weightier style of Rossese, Danila's wines always have freshness without sacrificing the distinctive spice and crushed plum fruit that the region is celebrated for.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • red sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • red sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Misc. Spirits

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

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

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

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

Caffo Calabria Vecchio Amaro del Capo 750ml

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

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

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

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

  • fruit liqueur
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • herb digestive
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

  • herb digestive
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

High Wire Distilling Southern Amaro Liqueur 750

Historically, amari were made as a way to make full use of the harvest by macerating leftover herbs, botanicals, and fruits in distilled spirits. This of course means everything was grown locally, resulting in a myriad of different styles depending on where you were and what crops were planted. And while there are other American amari on the market today, it’s hard to think of one that truly capitalizes on its bountiful, regional raw ingredients. Most are based on traditional Italian – or even Scandinavian – recipes, which are delicious, but rely on herbs and botanicals that may or may not be native to where they are made. Enter High Wire’s Southern Amaro. Using a base of neutral corn spirit, they macerate Yaupon Holly (America’s only native caffeinated plant) and gentian root, along with wild mint, local Dancy tangerine, and Charleston Black Tea (the only colorant used), among other botanicals. It is then sweetened with neutral cane syrup which they make themselves from local sugarcane. It is wild and intriguing on the nose with brown sugar, sweet spice, and zesty citrus balanced by deeper aromas of black tea leaves, pine resin, smoke, and hints of brine and celery. The palate is quite lifted and herb-forward with a balanced sweetness, and it is here that the tangerine and mint really shine along with a touch of black cherry. Reach for this after a fantastic meal! Tim Gagnon

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

  • liqueur
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

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

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Portugal Table

Antonio Lopes Ribeiro 2017 (Casa de Mouraz) Vinho Verde "Biotite"

From the lovely couple at Casa de Mouraz, Biotite is mostly Loureiro (with 10% Arinto) from certified organic vineyards in the Vinho Verde region, grown on granitic soils in the valley of the Lima River. This is a lovely mineral driven white, and a real eyeopener to the potential of the Vinho Verde wines. Most people just know the spritzy low alcohol whites (from early harvested usually under-ripe grapes), but this is a real wine, made from mature fruit and allowed to ferment naturally for a different kind of expression. Enjoy on its own on a sunny afternoon or with seafood, chicken, vegetables, sushi, salads, and cheeses. Stone fruit, salinity, and good concentration on the mid-palate. 2017 is really a fantastic vintage for this wine!    ~Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 46 in stock
  • $15.99

Dominó 2018 Colares Branco Colar

Victor Claro started the Domino project after spending some time making wines and learning from Dirk Niepoort. He parked himself in Alentejo, and began making his own wines quite recently. The Colar Branco is all Malvasia, from limestone soils in the Colares region. Though not from the sandy oceanside vineyards that Colares is famous for, the wine still expressed undeniable seaside character, with saline and tropical notes, and zippy acidity. 50% crushed and 50% whole cluster fermentation and aging in a combination of stainless steel and some barrels. It's showing a bit of reduction on opening, so open before serving or decant.  -EL

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

Luis Seabra 2017 Douro Xisto Indie Tinto

This is a single-vineyard bottling from Seabra, built around 30% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Amarela, 5% Tinta Barroca, 5% Rufete, 5% Touriga Brasileira, 5% Donzelinho Tinto, 5% Malvasia Preta, 5% Touriga Feme. Aged in old French oak barrels, the wine has a unbelievable depth and purity based around bright fruit, minerality and soft tannins. Notes of cassis, currant, cherry, and tobacco leaf remind me of young Burgundy. A stellar single-vineyard wine that can showcase the very best of Portuguese terroir. The minerality and weight within this bottle is astounding, and I can only imagine what this wine will look like in 10 years. A masterful bottling from Luis. JDC

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $57.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

Quinta da Serradinha 2017 Leiria Vinho Branco (Arinto e Fernao Pires)

Antonio Marques da Cruz runs the Quinta do Serradinha winery, Portugal's first certified organic estate (Organic since 1994). The winery is located north of Lisbon and wines are quite traditional here, with stone lagars for crushing and big old barrels for aging. The Branco is a fascinating blend of Arinto and Fernão Pires, two local grapes. Aromas of anise and herbs, with some salinity and citrus on the palate. The Arinto delivers fresh acidity that frames the long finish. A dynamic white wine and with uniquely Portuguese character.   -EL

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Quinta da Serradinha 2017 Leiria Vinho Tinto (Castelao)

From Portugal's oldest organic certified estate, this is a red from the Castelão grape, a distinct Portuguese variety that has some family ties to Alfrochiero, and is mostly found in the southern part of the country. This is de stemmed, then foot stomped in stone lagars before aging in large old barrels. Like Alfrochiero, Castelão offers rusticity, and some dark fruit and foresty aromatics. There are subtle tannins here, but it's truly a very elegant and graceful wine, with all elements in a nice balance.  -EL

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

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
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

Rhone

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

Barou 2018 VdP Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne "Rendez-Vous"

This inexpensive Marsanne willl please a crowd on Thanksgiving - The Barou family family makes delicious wines, and grows cherries and apricots on their mixed-use organic estate in Charnas, in the northern section of the AOC Saint-Joseph. Their 2018 Vin de Pays Marsanne is a simply superb everyday wine! Light bronze/gold color.  This needs a few minutes to open up, then shows aromas of pear and peach, almond, lime-flower, lemon peel, smoke and hay, really quite pretty. Ripe stone fruits on the palate, primarily peach and dried pear with lemon, spice and saline mineral flavors with good balancing acidity in the long finish. Serve this lovely wine with chicken, full-flavored fish, mild cheeses and Asian foods. This is a unique and delicious wine and an extraordinary value - highly recommended! 

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

  • Organic

Barou 2018 Vin de Pays Syrah Cuvee des Vernes

From 40 year-old Syrah vines in Charnay, just outside the Saint-Joseph AOC, on living soils tended organically for forty years by Marie-Agnès and Emmanuel Barou. Plowing by tractor or weeding by hand on the steep slopes. Hand-harvested, wild-yeast fermentations, aging one year in 4 to 5 year-old barrels. The 2018 Cuvée des Vernes is simply sensational and one of the best values in the store! The wine shows deep black/red color with lush aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice, blueberry and musk with cool minty notes - really lovely! The palate shows cool dense black fruits with blueberry, earth, and citrus with a beautiful, refreshing finish of minerals and fruit. This is an outstanding Syrah, and simply delicious for current drinking. Serve a bit cool with almost anything from roast chicken to pork, rabbit, charcuterie and lamb, or just enjoy by itself. Case quantities are available. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 50 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Charvin 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Our quick drop of the Charvin 2016 at the importers tasting left us convinced that this is a superb, elegant, old-school Chateauneuf that is worth having in your cellar. We quote the reliable, somewhat English notes of our friend John Livingston-Learmonth on his wonderful website, drinkrhone: "deep, dark red colour. The bouquet packs in a variety of upbeat influences – massed herbs including sage, laurel, with cooked Damson plums from the Grenache, spice and oiliness. The palate is extremely coherent, a really good whole, full of heart and genuine, from the vineyard density. The flavour rests on spiced plum fruits for now, with tea, black olives notes towards the wide and long finish. The tannins have spark, a rockiness that gives the wine a leg of momentum as it ends. This is very good. It can become a major Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with definite individuality and complexity." Although this wine will cellar beautifully for 20 to 25 years, it's also a superb Châteauneuf for drinking now, displaying the perfect balance of 2016 without excessive tannins. David Lillie

  • red
  • 55 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Joncuas 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Blanc

(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 complex, 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 good in 2017, the Clos du Joncuas (Domaine la Garancière) Seguret Blanc is an outstanding value and highly recommended. DL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Creve Coeur (Pablo Hocht) 2018 Côtes du Rhône

This beautiful Cotes du Rhone from Pablo Hocht at Creve Coeur is made from 60 to 70 year-old vines of Grenache, with an interesting mix of semi-carbonic and traditional fermentations with whole-cluster and de-stemmed grapes. The 2018 shows lovely aromas of ripe black cherry and red currant lifted by floral, citrus and spice notes. The palate is soft and supple with ripe cherry and spicy strawberry fruit, quite delicious, and finishing with refreshing, velvety fruit. This is a real crowd-pleaser and a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2017 Crozes-Hermitage

Thomas Finot, who is resurrecting forgotten vineyards and varieties in the Isère, is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectare of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils under interesting soils of white clay (kaolin). The 2017 Crozes-Hermitage is a delicious Syrah showing pretty of blackberry liqueur, with hints of blueberry, floral and ripe. The palate is elegant with lush, but not over-ripe fruit, and perfectly balanced with red berry fruits and citrus notes in the refreshing finish. This is a stylish Crozes and a great value that will accompany a wide variety of pork and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Serve cool.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rousset 2017 Saint-Joseph

From a one-half hectare parcel of 60 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, a cool, late-ripening terroir with clay, sand and stones over firm granite. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 2 to 5 year-old barrels. Although normally overshadowed by the Rousset's superb Crozes "les Picaudieres," the 2017 Saint-Joseph is a great wine of terroir and one of the better Saint-Josephs we've tasted from this vintage. The wine shows a dark black/red color with deep aromas of blackberry and red currant liqueur with blueberry, plum, earth, musk and licorice - quite ripe but with nice brightness as well. The palate is quite dense and supple with ripe black fruits and hints of blueberry, dark chocolate, black olive and roast meats  which continue in the long finish with pronounced mineral flavors, berry liqueur, citrus and firm acidity. The Rousset Saint-Joseph is normally somewhat austere and tightly structured when young, but the 2017 will be quite delicious as a young wine,  with enough structure  for medium-term aging, best perhaps 2020 to 2030+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

Rousset 2016 Crozes-Hermitage

100% Syrah from 40 - 50 year-old vines on hillside vineyards in Erôme, Gervans and Crozes, on mostly granite hillsides and clay/limestone soils as well. A true wine of the granite terroirs, the 2016 Rousset is tight and austere when opened but with time reveals a fabulous Hermitage-like blend of red currant and blackberry fruit with stone and mineral flavors. The aromas are of cherry and red currant liqueur with earth, citrus and powdered stone, quite elegant.The palate shows grainy mineral and earth flavors with blackberry and red currant fruit, finishing with a combination of earth and fruit flavors with fabulous length. A beatiful wine that needs a bit of preparation - best if opened the night before and re-corked - or two nights before - or cellar for five to eight years. Bravo to Stéphan Rousset for this unique expression of Syrah!

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

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

Rum

Barrell Rum Private Release J700 65.9% abv 750ml

The word "unique" get overused, but I'm not really sure how else to describe this rum. The core component is 18-year-old pot-still Jamaican rum while the remainder of the blend (about 30%) is made up of Guyanese rum (21 years old), Barbados rum (12 years old) and a small quantity of Martinique rum (3 years old). These are blended together and then aged in a single amaro cask for a further six months. Pretty crazy.

The nose is all fruit, smoke, and funk, and the Jamaican aspect really stands out. Notes of roasted pineapple, tropical fruit medley, baked apple, pear skin, banana, banana leaf, baking spice, nutmeg, vanilla, burnt sugar, treacle, a hint of burnt rubber (in that amazing Jamaican rum sense), vegetation, undergrowth, and crushed sugar cane. The palate is expansive, introducing all of those flavor components, but also adding a hint of bitterness, and an herbal component, especially on the finish. It ends on a really lovely bitter note (kind of like the song "Disintegration" by The Cure), but the incredibly complex finish just keeps going and going. I like it neat, though it is bottled undiluted at a whopping 65.9% abv, so a few drops of water softens the palate. Oskar Kostecki

  • 20 in stock
  • $104.99

  • white rum
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • white rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $65.99

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

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

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

Sake

Brooklyn Kura Junmai Ginjo Nama #14 750ml

A new batch of the Junmai Ginjo Nama from our friends at Brooklyn Kura. This sake is aromatically very complex, with cantaloupe, cantaloupe rind, banana, citrus, lemon rind, yellow flowers, yogurt, and a slightly green, grassy quality all present on the nose. The palate is bright, with great acidity, but still has the mouth-coating quality I've come to associate with Brooklyn Kura sake. It is drier than previous versions, but still comes in at a Sake Meter Value (Nihonshudo) of -1, making it just a tiny touch off-dry, though this is balanced fantastically by the vibrant acidity. This sake is perfect as an aperitif, or with light fare, salads, crudo, or creamy cheeses. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

Isojiman Tokubetsu Junmai

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

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Junmai
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Junmai
  • 2 in stock
  • $72.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99

Glengyle Distillery Kilkerran 12 Year Single Malt Whisky Campbeltown Non-Chill Filtered

Glengyle Distillery was first operational between 1873 and 1925. After it shuttered it was turned into a rifle range, and though there were a few attempts to reopen, none were successful until the year 2000, when it was bought by Mr. Hedley Wright, owner of Springbank and patron of Campbeltown. Using all Scottish barley and floor-malting at Springbank, Kilkerran shares many similarities with its neighbor, though is slightly lighter in body and less idiosyncratic, most likely due to the brand new stills that were installed upon reopening. Aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask, this is the first 12 year age statement released and is well worth seeking out. A whiff of peat leads to a palate of toffee, butterscotch, citrus peel and a slight salinity. Out of the dozens of bottles in my whiskey cabinet, I find myself reaching for this one with frequency. We are expecting many great bottlings from this new/old distillery from Campbeltown. Oskar Kostecki

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Springbank 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Springbank 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

South America

Mendel 2018 Mendoza Semillon

This wine is for the lovers of rich, fuller-bodied whites. I love the concentrated flavors you get from these 60 year-old, ungrafted Semillon vines. Mendel farms without pesticides or fertilizers and uses 100% indigenous yeasts, and they are in the process of getting organic certification for this Altamira vineyard. The high elevation of the vineyard, at 3,600ft, helps maintain a nice freshness in the wine, balanced by the creamy texture of the Semillon and the 15% new French oak used in the élevage. The nose is a mix of dried apricot, Meyer lemon, and dry hay, and the palate shows off the terroir of Altamira with a stony, salty minerality. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tikal 2015 Mendoza Amorio Malbec

Tikal is a true labor of love for the Catena family of Mendoza, Argentina; an effort to create a thriving biodynamic winery paying homage to the ancient Mayan and Incan gods of the Sun and Earth in their design and in the blends of their wine. The 'Amorio' is 100% Malbec from ~44 year old, ungrafted vines in the Paraje Altamira region of the Uco Valley. The wine is fermented in concrete with native yeasts, aged in 60% new oak and then bottled unfined and unfiltered adding to the rich, unctuous texture of the wine. Displaying notes of stewed raspberry and plum layered with nutmeg and coffee grounds. This will be an excellent pairing for brisket, rack of lamb, and other intensely flavored dishes. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $27.99

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

Viñateros Bravos 2018 Chile Valle del Itata Pipeno (Cinsault/Pais)

This wine speaks herbal volumes, tasting as only a wine could taste coming from the Itata Valley's xeric Matorral scrubland. A blend of País, brought by the conquistadors for use in the Catholic Sacrament in New Spain, and Cinsault, planted after an historic earthquake in 1939. Chile has yet to be scourged by phylloxera, and the young vines in Itata are those bush-trained Cinsault vines that are 80 years old. The País vines have some of them lived for centuries, delving deeply into the firm granitic bedrock that provides these wines their funky grip, their texture of serenity. Bright and soft, with light, silky tannins and lush minerality, this wine has a mouthwatering herbal character, somewhere between rosemary and mint, with a dash of finely-fluted pomegranate red fruit character. These vines are all dry-farmed and sustainably grown, the wines spontaneously-fermented, basket-pressed, and delicious! Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Dos Palmas Fino 500ml

Dos Palmas is a selection of two casks with still-active flor from an old fino solera of 150 casks averaging 8 years of age. Incredibly memorable for its abundant bouquet of dried apple and golden raisin with silky notes of almond oil and demure florals that continue on to enrich the refined yet electric palate of soft citrus peel, aloe, green almond, and yellow currants. A rare and wonderful pleasure with roasted fish or game with complex combinations of herbs and spices. Ariana Rolich

  • white flor fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

Spain Table

Attis Bodega & Vinedos 2016 Rias Baixas Xion Cuvee Tinto

Brothers Robustiano and Baldomero Fariña make wines with the indigenous grape varieties of Rias Baixas under the Attis label (in Greek and Roman myth Attis is an Anatolian solar deity associated with Cybele - his story is somewhat gruesome but closely connected to plants and their seasonal cycles of rebirth) in the coastal Val do Salnés. This region is heavily associated with Albariño, but I find it fascinating to take a look at the red wines made here from Galician grape varieties. The Xion Tinto is their freshest style of red wine, made with the local grapes Souson, Pedral, and Espadeiro. These grapes are hand-harvested and fully destemmed before fermenting spontaneously and macerating on the skins for 15 days, then raised in both stainless steel and a small amount of new  French oak. The result is a fresh and bright red wine, with nice acidity, salty mineral character (I believe you will definitely feel the close proximity of the vineyards to the Atlantic in this wine), and pleasing red fruit, rounded out with a touch of spice from the oak. Xion Tinto is a great aperitif wine, very well suited to the cooler weather. This is a very interesting opportunity to taste wine made with the relatively rare red grapes Pedral (originally from Portugal) and the Galician Espadeiro (distinct from the Portuguese Espadeiro farmed in Vinho Verde), blended with the deeply purple-hued Souson/Vinhao. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $23.99

Bodegas Vinificate 2015 Cadiz Mahara

This beautifully aromatic wine is made from 100% Tintilla de Rota, a grape variety related to Graciano that is native to Andalusia but now nearly extinct. The grapes for this wine go through an extended 6 month maceration on the skins before aging in Amphora, a combination that balances concentration and elegance. The resulting wine is dark in the glass but medium bodied, with an intense nose of purple flowers, garrigue, and sea air. On the palate, the wine shows pretty red and black fruit, a gamey, savory note, and a saline mineral core. Drink with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, or anything from the grill. No SO2 added. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

Clos Lentiscus 2015 Penedes Perill Carinyena

This is a beautiful, pure expression of Carinyena (Carignan), from Clos Lentiscus winery, in Penedes. The style of maceration here seems like it was almost an infusion, as the palate is dominated by bright red berry fruit, and lots of fresh minerality. The wine is not thin, however. It's got a lot of character, just very little tannin for a red. Prime candidate for a chill. A delicious natural wine from our friend Manel, and one that should continue to drink well with more time in the bottle.    Eben

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $25.99

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2018 Ribeira Sacra Camino de la Frontera Vino Ros

The 2018 DaTerra Camino de La Frontera is a real triumph: potentially my favorite Rosado or Rose that I've tasted this year, and perfect for cool weather and holiday fare. The timing of this release is due to the long spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, but it suits such a serious and savory rosado to be released when thoughts turn towards savory, rich foods and lingering at the table. Camino de La Frontera comes from the old traditional red varieties of the area around Zamora: Juan Garcia, Tinta Madrid, and Rufete. The vines are on north-east facing parcels, around 650 meters of altitude, harvest by hand, partially destemmed, macerated on the skins for 8 hours and finished in large old French oak barrels and one 1000L chestnut foudre. This is slightly fuller and more robust than the Portela do Vento, with lively red cranberry and strawberry notes intermingling with citrus peel, stone and salt. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2018 Ribeira Sacra Portela do Vento Rosado

The DaTerra 2018 Portela de Vento Rosado is one of my favorite Roses that I've tasted this year, from one of our favorite producers in Spain. Mostly Mencia with a bit of Garnacha Tintorera,The Portela do Vento comes from granitic soils at about 350-500 meters of elevation, which are hand harvested and macerated for a mere 6 hours before spontaneously fermenting in large barrels. This is a great wine for the Thanksgiving holiday, or any other robust fall feast, with notes of grapefruit, stone, and crushed red berries: the somewhat late release (many people expect Roses to come out for summer drinking) suits this bottle very well. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Fedellos do Couto 2015 Ribeira Sacra Conasbrancas

"Conas brancas?" means "what to do about the whites?," referring to old vines of white grapes that were planted among the Mencia and Bastardo vines in the vineyards worked by Fedellos do Couto. For many years these grapes were too abundant to blend into the red wines, but not vigorous enough to bottle on their own. Eventually, this bottling became the answer: a field blend of Godello, Dona Blanca, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado, and Torrontes that reflects the terroir and the local white varieties of Ribeira Sacra. About 75% of the grapes are fermented whole cluster, then macerated on their skins for 40 days, while the Godello is pressed into old barrels. Finally, these are blended to produce a wine of density and strength with notes of beeswax and pear but also salinity and bright acidity. This would be well-suited to the table at Thanksgiving, a friendly but fuller-bodied white wine to pair with roast potatoes, stuffing, or mushrooms. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

Finca Sabate i Coca 2014 Corpinnat Mosset

Mosset is a new Brut Nature Corpinnat from Marcel. I like to think of it as the next step up from the Brut Reserva: clearly more serious and more interesting than the entry-level bottling, but approachable enough in price and character to enjoy with abandon. As a non-dosage sparkling, you can expect a generally more intense character, but the long lees aging lends this wine a creamy, almost plush mouthfeel with very well integrated bubbles. What is most exciting for me about this wine is the herbal character that reflects the terroir of the vineyards with lots of fennel, anise, and rosemary on the nose. These herbal notes would complement all of the flavors of the Thanksgiving for other holiday table, and this very dry sparkler would be great to drink with dinner. Ben Fletcher

  • white sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2018 Ribera del Duero Joven de Viñas Viejas

Goyo Garcia Viadero produces small amounts of elegant, minimal intervention Ribera del Duero from high elevation plots planted with old vines of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The Joven is a great introduction to Goyo's unique style. From a single vineyard of 35 year old vines at about 860 meters of elevation, the grapes for the Joven are hand-harvested, destemmed, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel tank. There is no fining or filtration before bottling, and no added SO2. For a Joven wine, this is strikingly serious and thoughtful without being heavy or extracted. Red and black fruits, with spice and violet show expressively on the nose after 30 minutes open, while the palate is a bit darker and more savory, with taut acidity, pretty tannins and a long finish that would pair nicely with sausages, lamb, or beef. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Guímaro 2016 Ribeira Sacra Camiño Real

Guímaro (which means "rebel" in Gallego) was founded by Pedro Rodriguez in 1991, in Amandi, the most celebrated subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Here Mencía and other indigenous varieties (Merenzao, Mouratón, Brancellao, Caiño, Sousón...) are planted on very steep terraced  slopes of slate on the northern bank of the river Sil. The vines on these south-facing slopes (almost cliffs, really - I definitely recommend checking out a photograph of these precariously steep vineyards) produce wines of great mineral intensity and character. Camiño Real comes from six terraced vineyards around Amandi, with about 85% of the blend Mencía and 15% other indigenous red varieties. Pedro harvests the grapes by hand  and ferments them together in open-top oak vats with 40 days of maceration on the skins before raising in an foudre and 225L and 500L barrels. This is a great wine for the holiday table, well-suited to poultry, fall and winter vegetables, and other earthy or savory flavors. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Listán Negro is the most widely planted grape variety in the Canary Islands, and a relative of Listán Prieto and Mission. Borja Perez's Listán Negro comes from a small half-hectare vineyard adjacent to a coastal banana plantation. The soils here are rich in iron, and the mineral core of this wine shows a sort of ferrous quality in tension with the ashy or smoky funk emblematic of the volcanic Canary Islands. Bright acidity, tart red fruit, and spice complete the intense, exuberant palate. On the nose, burned Mediterranean herbs, salty sea air, red flowers and tart fruit dominate. If drinking now, open well in advance or decant for the best experience. This is the sort of lighter bodied red that refreshes the palate and complements a heavy meal like Thanksgiving so well, and it has the aromatic and  acidic character to hold its own against all of the rich bounty on fall and winter tables. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro 1.5 L

Listán Negro is the most widely planted grape variety in the Canary Islands, and a relative of Listán Prieto and Mission. Borja Perez's Listán Negro comes from a small half-hectare vineyard adjacent to a coastal banana plantation. The soils here are rich in iron, and the mineral core of this wine shows a sort of ferrous quality in tension with the ashy or smoky funk emblematic of the volcanic Canary Islands. Bright acidity, tart red fruit, and spice complete the intense, exuberant palate. On the nose, burned Mediterranean herbs, salty sea air, red flowers and tart fruit dominate. If drinking now, open well in advance or decant for the best experience. This is the sort of lighter bodied red that refreshes the palate and complements a heavy meal like Thanksgiving so well, and it has the aromatic and  acidic character to hold its own against all of the rich bounty on fall and winter tables. And who doesn't love to celebrate with a magnum? Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo 1.5 L

Made from 100% Marmajuelo (one of only two grapes that cannot be traced to any varieties outside of the Canaries), this is a deeply intriguing Canary white that should not be missed! Perhaps a bit lighter on its feet than previous vintages, the 2017 is refreshing, and balanced, with lovely melon and white stone fruit on the palate, subtle oxidative notes, and a predictably mineral finish (we are talking Volcanic soils here!).    -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2017 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. In a way, the experience of the 2017 Vijariego is much like crossing the Ignios Listán Negro with a fine red Burgundy. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $43.99

Nanclares 2018 Rías Baixas Paraje Mina Albariño

Paraje Mina is the first vineyard that Alberto Nanclares acquired, and this single vineyard Albariño is an exceedingly serious and ageworthy expression of Alberto Nanclares and Sylvia Prieto's winemaking, organic agriculture, and the terroir of the Val do Salnés. As with the other wines they produce, Sylvia and Alberto are very hands-off in the cellar, pressing the grapes whole cluster, fermenting them with wild yeasts, and raising the wine in a mix of stainless steel and old barrels. The resulting wine is bold, dense and layered: notes of seashell, granitic minerality, and stonefruit wash across the palate with definite staying power. This is a wine in its very early youth that will reward patience. I would hold it at least until 2022, potentially considerably longer. Ben Fletcher


  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2016 Alella La Bestia

La Bèstia is Pansa Blanca from a very steep west-facing vineyard called Vinya d'En Mundu. Soils here are Gneiss, and vines are almost 80 years old. The grapes are destemmed and there are 5 days of skin contact, but Oriol doesn't pump over or punch down, preferring an infusion style. Since the berries have very thick skins, he didn't want to extract too much tannin during maceration. There's a subtle oxidative lean to the wine, mixed with the characteristic saline quality inherent to Pansa Blanca. Delicate, but enveloping and layered with light tannin, and a mineral finish.


Tasting this again in November of 2019, it has come together really beautifully - showing more stability and more intensity. A great expression of Pansa Blanca with skin contact.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2018 Alella El Rumbero

 Oriol Artigas is one of my favorite viticultores working in Spain, for his thoughtful recovery of old vineyards and varieties in the vineyard and his traditional, low intervention style in the cellar. All of his wines are inspiring and soulful: fresh and intense with beautiful exuberance. El Rumbero is a blend of mostly Garnatxa with Syrah, Merlot, and Sumoll, all from teenage vines in the Alella appellation, just north of Barcelona. The Merlot is typically direct press, and the other grapes all whole cluster, with about a week of maceration. No filtration or clarification and no sulfites added. Medium bodied, with dark and red fruit, this is a great pairing, with a little bit of a chill, for heartier Thanksgiving meals: stuffing with sausage or mushrooms, gravies, etc.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $15.99

Quinta Milú 2018 Ribera del Duero Milú

Quinta Milú offers unrivaled quality, value, and sheer deliciousness among affordably-priced Ribera del Dueros. For this cuvée, German Blanco thoughtfully combines fruit from ten high altitude, organically farmed Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) vineyards averaging 45-50 years old in the village of La Aguilera. The wine displays the fresh side of Tinto Fino, with juicy purple berry and earthy plum, vivacious acid, and just the right amount of tannin to make it a perfect pairing for casual weeknight meals. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Raúl Pérez 2017 Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques

Raul Perez has become one of the best known and most celebrated oenologist-winemakers in Galicia and Bierzo. His Ultreia wines are beautiful expressions of the terroir and indigenous varieties of Bierzo. Primarily Mencía, with small amounts of Bastardo/Trousseau and Garnacha Tintorera from organically farmed vineyards near Valtuille de Abajo, the grapes for the Ultreia St. Jacques are hand harvested, and fermented mostly whole-cluster in large oak vats before being raised in large barrels, foudre, and some cement. This is a classic wine of Bierzo, with vibrant violet floral notes on the nose and  chalky minerality, medium body and delicate tannins. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra

This 100% Garnacha wine from the Gredos is one of my favorite summer bargains: great for barbecues, grilling and steak all summer long. Paso de Cebra is a blend from 7 vineyards of old Garnacha vines planted on high altitude (~1100 meters) granitic sandy soils in the mountains west of Madrid. This well-balanced wine shows the trademark bright acidity of the Gredos terroir against full and dense dark fruits over a cooling granitic minerality. Drink this wine slightly cool with anything off the grill this summer! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tequila

5 Sentidos Alberto Martinez Santa Catarina Albarradas Sierra Negra/Tobalá

Alberto Martinez's palenque is located in the high elevation town of Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. A mix of Sierra Negra (A. americana) and Tobalá (A. potatorum), the piñas are roasted in an earthen oven with Encino oak (hardwood) and river rocks for seven days. The roasted piñas are broken down by Alberto and his son-in-law Reynaldo with very heavy mallets. At around 6500 feet above sea level, nights get so cool that fermentation can slow or become stuck. To help bolster the natural microbiome of enzymes and yeast, Alberto adds the mashed up bark of the Tepehuaje tree to the stone fermentation tank along with spring water (they also ferment some batches in cowhide). Distillation is twice through clay pot stills also cooled by spring water from the mountain. Alcohol is 47%ABV and batch size is 90L (~120 btls).* I'm already a big fan of Alberto's Sierra Negra (made both in stone tank and cowhide), so it was really fun to try this expression. I expected more richness from the Tobalá, but this spirit has some really nice high tones, kiwi skin and lemongrass, pickled watermelon rind, bright green plum, mint and roses on the palate. Cari Bernard   *tech notes courtesy of Cinco Sentidos website

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • No Sulfur

5 Sentidos Tío Pedro Santa Catarina Minas Espadín

'Tío' Pedro Hernandez Arellanes is a maestro mezcalero, with over fifty years of distilling under his belt. After many of those years working for other distilleries, he was able to build his own palenque 'La Esperanza' adjacent to his house in Santa Catarina Minas. His clay pot stills are lined with shaggy 'bagasse' (post-distillation agave fiber); opposite to the stills are his open-top pine fermentation tinas. Near where the roasted piñas rest, a trough (known as a canoe) is carved into the floor, to hold the piñas as they are crushed by large, very heavy, mallets. Pedro does have a tiny mechanical shredder, but prefers not to use it because he isn't impressed by the resulting spirit. Cultivated Espadín (A. angustafolia) is hand-harvested and cut down to roast in earthen oven. After roasting, the piñas are crushed by mallet and the fibers are mixed with well water to ferment in the tina. Distillation is twice through clay pot still. Proofed to 49% with tails, this batch of Espadín yielded 66L (~88 btls). We were able to taste a recently distilled batch of Espadín when we visited Pedro and his wife Andrea in September of this year and were impressed by the already complex (if a bit rowdy) spirit and could tell it had a bright future ahead. The batch in NY has had time to settle into this complexity. Banana skin and nut brittle, chilis in vinegar, banana, dark chocolate, balanced by a green grass and bright minerality. Fantastic! Cari Bernard

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • No Sulfur
  • tequila
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

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

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

Farolito Papalometl 45.26%

The brand Farolito comes from batches selected by Ulises Torrentera, owner of the legendary In Situ Mezcaleria in Oaxaca City. This batch is distilled by mezcalero Virgilio Ramirez in the town of Santa Maria Ixcatlan. The papalometl (agave potatorum) was crushed by hand, fermented in bovine leather vats, and distilled twice in clay stills. The natural sweetness and concentration of sugars from the agave is beautifully contrasted with an underlying savory characteristic. Vivid tropical fruit is coupled with herbs, earthiness and umami. The palate is rich, viscous and mouth-coating. A very intriguing mezcal, and one you want to spend some time with. A great introduction of the In Situ range to the New York market. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $174.99

  • No Sulfur

Mal Bien Miahuatlán, Oaxaca Arroqueño (F+A Cortes) 51.6%

Related through marriage to the Ramos family, Felipe and Ageo Cortes also live and work in the town of Mengoli de Morelos, Miahuatlán, Oax. Arroqueño (Agave americana) is (as the name would intuit) a species of maguey that can be found favoring the rocky terrain of and around the sierras. Here they can grow quite large and often past the ripe old age of twenty years before being ready for harvest. They have also been adapted slowly to cultivation, started in nursery before being transplanted to the wild terrain, to be checked on for decades, crossing generations of maestro mezcaleros to the care of their sons and daughters. The Arroqueño piñas are roasted in smaller (5 & 9-ton capacity) earthen pits fueled by a mix of Encino Oak, Alder, and Mesquite wood. After the roast comes a rest of 5-7 days before the piñas are crushed by ox-drawn tahona. Fermentation is spontaneous and lasts 3-8 days in open-topped Cypress tinas. Twice-distilled in a copper alembic still with refrescadera. Proofed with heads and tails to a final ABV of 51.6%. Batch size is 254 bottles, rested in glass since May 2018*. Even though the flavors and smells can vary widely, I've always found a robust intensity to the Arroqueños I've had the pleasure to taste, and this is no exception. A nose of burnt sugar, cooked milk, salted toffee, and a savory dark mineral molasses headiness, with a hint of mesquite wood-smoke, the palate is bold and follows suit with creamy milk chocolate, butterscotch, dried apricots, dates and cinnamon. Cari Bernard *tech info courtesy of Mal/Bien website

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

  • No Sulfur

Mal Bien Miahuatlán, Oaxaca Verde (V+E Ramos) 52%

'Verde' can sometimes be a name that references a plant's physical characteristics rather than a specific species of maguey (agave), one also sees this with the names 'Largo', 'Cenizo', 'Amarillo' et. al. In this case, we are talking about Mexicano Verde, or Agave rhodacantha. Victor and Emanuel Ramos are a father-son team of mezcaleros in northern Miahuatlán, a little more than a two-hour drive south from Oaxaca de Juárez. The piñas are hand harvested, cut, and roasted for six days in an earthen pit fueled with a mix of Encino Oak, Alder, and Mesquite wood. After a week of resting, the piñas are then ground by ox-drawn tahona (stone wheel). The crushed agave fibers are then mixed with well water and ferment spontaneously in open-top Cypress tinas for about a week. Two-times distilled in copper alembic stills with refrescadera, proofed to 52% ABV with heads and tails. 256 bottles in this batch, rested in glass since May 2018*, we welcome this delicious spirit to NY with open copitas! Redolent with sweet spice and fresh florals on the nose, the palate is punchy and powerful mixing bright lime juice, savory carrot peels, pumpkin, and creamy custard on the lengthy finish. Cari Bernard *tech info courtesy of Mal/Bien website

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

  • No Sulfur
  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Biodynamic

Division 2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir "Un"

This vintage of Division's Pinot Noir "Un" is quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir; that beautiful balance of riper, concentrated fruit and an earthy, savory quality imparted from the terroir of Willamette. All seven of the vineyards that Division works with are blended for this cuvée and then fermented in open top barrels.  About 25% of the blend is whole cluster which allows for some of the grapes to go through carbonic maceration. The wine is then aged mostly in neutral French and Austrian oak, with 15% new wood and then the final aging is done in cement for a softer, more nuanced texture. The nose is ripe, almost stewed red cherry, raspberry, and damp earth. The palate is a balance of richness and freshness, soft tannins and a savory finish. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Eminence Road 2017 Finger Lakes Red Blend "Hector"

Andrew Scott of Eminence Road prefers to let nature take its course while making his wines, and for this vintage, that meant waiting many months for his Elizabeth's Vineyard Cabernet Franc to finish fermenting. Because of that, this year's "Hector" is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are foot-stomped, fermented whole cluster, and aged for a year in neutral French Oak. I love the balance between juicy black currant and raspberry and the savory, roasted pepper quality that you get from the Cabernets. The palate is concentrated but not heavy with firm tannins that soften the longer it has to breath. I look forward to trying this bottling again after a few years in the cellar! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

Franchere 2017 Willamette Valley Havlin Vineyard Syrah

I can't say that I've had much Syrah from Willamette, and indeed the Havlin Vineyard is relatively young (planted in 2009), but I'm already intrigued to find more. The vineyard is 100% dry-farmed and LIVE sustainable certified. The soil here is silt loam over ironstone bedrock, which not only helps keep the yields low on these younger vines, but also imparts a distinct mineral backbone to this wine. 20% whole cluster in the fermentation, aged for 18 months in neutral French oak, and then bottled with just a bit of SO2 in accordance with Mike Hinds' minimalist philosophy. The nose is rich with a touch of dark, bitter chocolate, and the palate presents a really beautiful, concentrated texture with black pepper and dried herbs. Perfectly savory, this wine is calling to be paired with something roasted. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Low Sulfur

La Clarine Farm 2017 Sierra Foothills Primal!!! Red

Primal is the perfect descriptor for this savory wine. Made from 100% Tempranillo from the organically farmed Forlorn Hope Vineyard in Calaveras County, then fermented whole cluster and aged in puncheon. Hank and Caroline's "do nothing" philosophy translates into their wine as the flavors are unencumbered, raw, and full of flavor. The nose on this wine shows dried and fresh cherries, violets, and cured meats. The palate is juicy and textured owing to the schist and limestone soils of the vineyard. A perfect wine to pair with stews or game meats as the name of the wine suggests! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $74.99

Matthiasson 2018 Napa Valley Red Wine "Tendu"

This is the ultimate bistro wine! Pour yourself a glass, close your eyes, and you're suddenly in a little French, or perhaps based on this blend, Italian bistro. This years "Tendu" is 47% Aglianco, 42% Montepulciano, and 11% Barbera from the Windmill Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Fermented in stainless steel, aged in neutral barrels, and then bottled with no additives and no sulfur, just pure, juicy goodness. Super pretty on the nose with violets, dried and fresh raspberry and purple plum. On the palate is a just the right balance of acidity, structure, and concentration with a dark, rocky finish. This is will be an excellent pairing for a wide range of savory fare from burgers, to stews, to roasted veggies! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Porter Creek 2015 Mendocino Carignane Old Vines Mendocino

This bright, ripe, juicy old-vine Carignane is sourced from biodynamically farmed grapes from Mendocino County. Rich, rustic, and juicy, this is a perfect barbecue wine, as it has the tannins to compete with chargrilled meats but clocking in at only 13.3% alcohol. Quite plush, this wine has the extraordinary fruit concntration unique to old-vine Carignane. Carignane is traditionally considered to be a lighter grape, but in fact, at about fifty years of age it begins to concentrate rapidly, and these super-old vines create wines of stunning depth. This quixotic wine works just as well with a slight chill in the sun as with hearty beef stews. Enjoy! Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rhys 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $35.99

Stolpman Vineyards 2017 Santa Barbara Ballard Canyon La Cuadrilla

One of the best bottlings by Stolpman vineyards each year is the La Cuadrilla. Stolpman Vineyards has created a unique opportunity for their vineyard team by awarding them full control over "La Cuadra" a 2 acre block, to be managed and harvested according to the measures they see fit. These grapes are then blended with other Stolpman blocks, and the proceeds for this bottling go back to the members of La Cuadrilla. This year's blend is a55% Syrah, with 27% Sangiovese and 18% Grenache vinified mostly in concrete, some in stainless steel, and then aged in neutral oak barrels. The wine is rich and juicy with a nice color concentration from the Syrah. The nose is ripe, almost stewed red fruits, with soft, pleasant tannins and minty, eucalyptus finish. Incredibly balanced and drinkable, cheers to La Cuadrilla on another great vintage! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

Swick Wines 2018 Columbia Valley 'Foryer Za'

As the name would suggest, this is meant to be the ultimate pizza pairing, and I can now confirm that this is true. 100% Sangiovese from Columbia Valley, WA, this wine is fresh, juicy, and full of savory tomato-y goodness with notes of oregano and other dried herbs. Nice with a chill or at room temperature, try this with your next indulgent pizza delivery. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

United States White

Bacchus 2018 California Chardonnay

A really lovely bottling of California sunshine, this Chardonnay from Bacchus is fruit-forward, buttery and easy drinking. Enjoy with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Bacchus is a project from winemaker and wine director David Gordon who set out to create high quality wines at a great value that showcased the best of California vineyards.  I'm not saying you should sneak this into a movie theatre to make the perfect pairing for popcorn, but I'm also not *not* saying that..Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $12.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Biodynamic

Chateau Deluxe 2018 Willamette Valley Sparkling Ramato

This is a delightful pet-nat from Chateau Deluxe! Bright and strongly effervescent, the nose is full of pretty wild flowers and a pleasant saltiness. Comprised of a majority of old-vine Pinot Gris with 4 days of maceration, and a smaller percentage Riesling, and Trousseau Gris, all fermented together. Dry, crisp, and floral, this pet-nat will make a perfect apperitif! MD

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

Eminence Road 2018 Finger Lakes Pinot Gris Cayuga Lake Vineyard

If you are looking for a beautiful example of what a little extra skin-contact can do for a white wine like Pinot Gris, without getting too funky, look no further. This is a new experiment for Eminence Road, but the results are already very promising. The Pinot Gris is hand-harvested from the Cayuga Lake Vineyard, foot-stomped, and left to macerate for 10 days. The nose is a bouquet of white flowers spritzed with orange zest, and the palate has good structure with soft, but present tannins, and savory, salty finish. This is an excellent with creamy cheeses, and is perfectly pleasant on it's own. Serve chilled, but not ice cold. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

La Clarine Farm 2018 Sierra Foothills Viognier

This beautiful California Viognier is more reminiscent of its Rhone iteration than many other examples I've had from the sunshine state. Blended from two vineyards, Cedarville on decomposed granite, and the famed Sumu Kaw vineyard on volcanic soils. They don't usually make a varietal Viognier at La Clarine Farms, but the 2018 vintage was so good it spoke for itself. Everything you want from this grape on the nose, a field of fresh white and yellow flowers, soft herbs, and a perfectly balanced acidity on the palate with a waxy, but not oily texture. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Whisky

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

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