Bordelet NV Sparkling Apple Cider Sidre Tendre

An apple cider from one of Normandy’s best, Tendre combines classic orchard flavors of ripe apples (Kermerien, Douce Moene, Frequin Rouge, Damelot, Marie Menard and 25 more) and a savory/sweet undercurrent of barley and dark honey. Compared to Bordelet’s pear offerings I find this to be more “beer-esque” than “wine-esque” so bring on the brats, or in true Norman fashion blood sausage, tripe, or perhaps for a lighter meal: crêpes. As with all his ciders, the farm is certified biodynamic and fermentation finishes in the bottle for a complex texture filled with small vivacious bubbles.

  • Sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

  • Biodynamic

Alsace

Barth, Laurent 2017 Alsace Riesling Rebgarten VV

From old vines in a south facing vineyard of sandy granite soils in Bennwihr, Laurent Barth produced this superb dry Riesling that shows a bright pale gold color, with ripe floral aromas of pear, almond, citrus and spice. The palate however, while rich, shows a light, dry character, very mineral and with firm acidity. Green apple, citrus peel, almond and stone flavors linger in the long, nicely balanced finish. This is a lovely dry Riesling to pair with a wide variety of fish and white meat dishes, highly recommended! David Lillie


  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Pinot D'Alsace (Arrives 11/30)

Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines from his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. The 2018 Pinot d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois with a bit of Pinot Noir) is a lovely aperitif and a perfect wine for many fish and chicken dishes. Showing pretty aromas of pear, green apple, almond and lime-flower with citrus, pear, almond, honeysuckle and herbal flavors on the palate - really pretty, round and balanced  with minerals and white fruits in the  supple finish - this is a great value and a good introduction to the beautiful wines of Laurent Barth. David Lillie

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $42.99

Austria

Hager, Matthias 2017 Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Seeberg

Matthias Hager has been making wine on 13 hectares around the village of Mollands in the Kamptal for about 15 years, started converting his vines to biodynamics in 2005, and has been Demeter certified Biodynamic since 2008. Seeberg is a south-facing vineyard in the Kamptal (west of Zöbing), with warmer days followed by a cooling influence from the forest to the north, soils here are a mix of sand, clay, and slate. Harvest is by hand, grapes ferment spontaneously and the wine ages in old oak barrels. Concentrated and dense palate with notes of Fuji apple, nectarine, mango, beeswax, honeysuckle, and apricot; effusive and bright, lovely ripe fruit balanced by acidity, this Grüner drinks almost like a Riesling! Incredibly enjoyable now, this wine has the stuffing to last at least 5-10 years in your cellar. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Hager, Matthias 2018 Niederösterreich Riesling Terassen

From clay and loess soils in the Kamptal, this is a charming and pitch-perfect dry Riesling. Nice density, 3-4 g RS, very pretty, with a chalky, mineral finish. Terrassen is the name Matthias gives to this blend from different sites, with vines of an average age of 25 years. The density is ideal, and it's truly a great value, considering Matthias' fantastic farming and the pedigree of the region. -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Muthenthaler, Martin 2017 Wachau Riesling Ried Bruck

Martin Muthenthaler is part of the small cadre of winemakers in the Wachau that are eschewing the Vinea Wachau system to focus on organic farming and wines that shy away from the lush (and at sometimes Baroque) style that made the valley internationally famous. Winemakers like Peter Veyder-Malberg, Andreas & Maria Harm, and Martin Muthenthaler have been painstakingly tending to these legendary (often terraced) vineyards with a new vision: to preserve historical terroir and care for the land through bio farming, producing vibrant wines of place, unencumbered by having to adhere to a style profile dictated by the Vinea. Martin once worked as a mechanic and truck driver for what is now called Domäne Wachau. In 2006 he took control of his family's ~3 hectares of vines in the Spitzer Graben, the coolest part of the Wachau valley. Here he's been able to rehab the terraces and through meticulous handwork, has converted to organic farming. The Bruck vineyard is S/SW in orientation, with steep, stone terraces rising to up to 480 m in elevation with orthogneiss/schist/granite soils, vines in Martin's parcels are about 50 years old. Fermentation is spontaneous with wild yeasts, and all aging is in stainless tank with long lees contact (8 months). Electric green strawberries and peach blossoms flood the nose, the palate has a balance between crystalline acidity and a concentrated density with tangy lemon and just ripe stone fruits; a beautiful representation of Bruck! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Muthenthaler, Martin 2017 Wachau Gruner Veltliner Vergelt's Gott

Several years ago, Martin had the misfortune of a really bad harvest, and only had enough grapes to make one Gruner Veltliner bottling. He had to blend older and younger fruit from the Bruck and Schön vineyards, and out of necessity came a revelation that he really liked the balance and complexity of the wine. Vergelt's Gott (directly translated as God's reward, but generally used as a form of 'thank you') is the name Muthenthaler gave the wine, and he has continued to produce a bottling under this name ever since. The 2017 is a blend from 20 and 40 year old vines, fermented in a combination of 1 new and 2 old, large Austrian barrels, and aged in old Austrian barrels. The wine goes through malo-lactic fermentation. This is the kind of Gruner that is clearly on another level, and does more than most young Gruners I've tasted to make a convincing argument that Gruner Veltliner is truly capable of producing exquisite and high quality white wine, as many die-hard fans of Austrian wines already know well. The palate is constantly evolving, and there is a delightfully LONG finish. A compelling wine!  -EL 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic

Preisinger, Claus 2017 Burgenland Heideboden Red

50% Rotburger, 40% Blaufrankisch, 10% Merlot fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and then aged for 14 months in neutral French barrels. This is certainly the darker and more sumptuous of the few Preisinger reds we have in stock, delivering black fruit, pepper, and an elegant finish. I'm not exactly a fan of Rotburger (Zweigelt) dominant wines, but the Blaufrankisch and small percentage of Merlot do the wine a great service in rounding out the rough and crunchy, reductive character of the Rotburger. Medium-full body, perfect for winter meals.  -EL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2017 Burgenland Kalkundkiesel Red

A blend of Pinot Noir and Blaufränkisch from 50 year old vines, biodynamically grown on a mix of chalk limestone (kalk) and gravel (kiesel); stony on the nose, and just slightly reductive upon opening, fresh red and black plums and juicy strawberry flood the palate with a whisper of delicate tannin on finish. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur added, this is a fantastic wine to pair with wild mushroom risotto, roasted chicken and potatoes, Wiener schnitzel, any sort of vegetable gratin!  Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2019 Burgenland Blaufrankisch Kalkstein

Claus Preisinger's winery is right outside the tiny town of Gols, on the northeast corner of the Neusiedlersee. Biodynamic since 2008.  The name 'Kalkstein' is in reference to the shell limestone soils found in the vineyards where the Blaufränkisch grows. Average vine age is 30-years-old, grapes are hand-harvested, and spontaneously ferment in stainless tank followed by aging sur lie in used large wooden barrel for six months before being bottled with low amounts of sulfur. True to form, his Blaufränkisch shows bright minerality and great texture through the layers of juicy plum, black raspberry, and savory herbs. The newly arived 2019 is delicious and vibrant, with dark fruit and light-medium body. People speak about drinkability, and we don't like to overuse the term, but it couldn't be more apt to describe this lovely red.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2019 Burgenland Kalkundkiesel White

The name Kalkundkiesel designates the use of sites that are rich in chalk (kalk) and pebbles (kiesel). The blend is  60 % Weissburgunder, 30 % Grüner Veltliner, 10 % Chardonnay. The fermentation occurs with the skins, and the wine is aged for 6 months in neutral oak barrels on the lees. This wine opened up my eyes to the potential of Austrian whites, and I will always thank our esteemed former colleague Cari Bernard for bringing in interesting and "outside the box" wines from the country. Everything about this wine asks for patience and focus. The nose is enveloping, with stone fruit (white nectarine) and citrus notes, the texture on the palette is both rich and crispy/crunchy with mineral backbone. A lovely wine to sit back with and a very approachable (and clean) wine, particularly commendable as it's produced without added sulfites. A fine choice with Thanksgiving fare, as the stone fruit character and density make a suitable pairing for a fall harvest meal.  -EL

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $19.99

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

Chignard, Cedric 2018 Juliénas Beauvernay

This is a lovely Beaujolais from the Chignard family, better known for their Fleurie "Les Moriers." As with much of Julienas the bedrock of "Beauvernay" is diorite, rather than granite, locally called "roches bleues." It's an interesting terroir of volcanic origin with more clay and rich in magnesium, giving complex well-structured wines.  Possessing the ripe fruit and lush palate of the 2018 vintage in Beaujolais, the Julienas "Beauvernay" shows a pretty red/black color, with elegant, a bit restrained aromas of black raspberry and  black cherry with violet, blood orange, earth and stone, which should open up nicely over the next few years. It's ripe and sapid but with lively acidity and well proportioned. Tart cherry, plum and red currant fruit with saline minerals, earth and spice coat the palate and continue in the earthy finish. Quite lovely now, especially with a long decant,  this should soften and gain complexity with three to five years of aging, drink till 2025-2028.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais L'Ancien V. Vignes Nouveau

100% Gamay. The Terres Dorées L'Ancien vines are Jean Paul's oldest vines at 40-60 years old. They grow on the sandy clay-limestone hills in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais and yield small, thick-skinned berries. The farming is organic and harvest manual. The earliest harvest of these vines goes into his Nouveau. Unlike any other Nouveau out there, there is no carbonic maceration (true for all of his Gamays). The bunches are destemmed, the fruit crushed and fermented with native yeasts in tank, notably with no chaptalization; it is aged briefly, though longer than most Nouveaux, and bottled in time to land in the states by the third Thursday in November. The 2020 version shows lovely aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry with citrus and floral notes; the palate is dense, sappy and ripe with deep red and black fruits and hints of earth, citrus and cocoa. This is a seriously delicious Nouveau and bodes well for the 2020 vintage wines to come...

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Bellisle Mondotte 2010 Saint-Emilion

This fantastic organically-farmed Saint Emilion is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented in concrete tanks for 25 days and then aged for 22 months in first- and second-use barrels. With a beautiful minerality of clay and limestone, the wine shows the finesse and elegance of a great vintage. The bouquet is complex with dark berry, prune, plum, dry tobacco, cedar, violet and herbal notes and the palate is luscious with supple tannins, good acidity and a lingering finish. A delicious wine at a great value to drink with brisket, roasted lamb and hamburgers. You can also cellar the wine for several years (+7 years) if you would prefer to consume it later. Caroline Coursant   

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic

Chateau Rocher Corbin 2015 Montagne St Emilion

Black-red color in the glass. On the nose the wine shows squashed blackberry, pine needles, black tea, graphite. A real pleasure aroma-wise. The palate has black plum, black cherry, and long finish of bitter espresso that ends with a quick shift to a softer flavor of dark chocolate. Firm tannin and medium acidity. Such a great bottle to drink - random encounter that proved to be delicious. Should drink well over the next decade. 

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $449.99

Respide-Medeville 2017 Graves Rouge

The color here is a black-purple. The nose is lean, with dried black fruit, and hints mint and just the smallest touch of freshly ground espresso. The palate has crushed dark stones, black cherry, and bitter herbs. Great structure - generous tannin and a medium pitch of acidity. If you're looking for a Bordeaux with crunchy minerality and a pretty nose, this definitely fits the bill. It gets deeper with time open, but retains good zip.

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $29.99

Bordeaux Sweet

Chateau Haut-Bergeron 2013 Sauternes 375ml

Chateau Haut-Bergeron has one of the longest and most celebrated histories in Sauternes and has remained in the family for nine generations! The blend is 80-90% Semillon, and 10-20% Sauvignon Blanc grown on a mixture of sandy clay and calcareous clay. The grapes are picked in three passes to ensure optimal ripeness and levels of botryis, and the wine is aged in 50% new French oak for 18-20 months. This is a great Sauternes to pair with something salty or intensely flavored like foie gras or strong cheeses, or with a dessert that isn't too sweet like an apple crumble!

  • white sweet
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Burgundy White

Brocard, Julien 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

The Brocard wines have been staples on the shelves here since they first arrived in New York a few years ago. They are the real thing, true Chablis. Certified biodynamic and aged in a combination of steel and wood, they have the mineral intensity that sets Chablis apart from its neighbors and all other white wines . We tasted this particular bottle a couple of weeks ago and while I failed to write a tasting note, I can say unequivocally that it was a showstopper. We were floored. It's as good a 2018 as I have tasted and fantastically ageworthy. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chazelles (Domaine des) 2017 Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes

Viré Classé is a privileged location in the Macon that enjoys a fantastic exposure to the sun on a slight slope. This yields wines that have an added weight and complexity compared to your run-of-the-mill Macon-Villages. At Domaine des Chazelles, organic vines with over 50 years of age broadcast dense flavors of golden apple and stone fruit with an invigorating touch of acid. This is a great Chardonnay with concentration and freshness that could age beautifully for years. 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

Domaine Billard 2019 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune La Justice (Chardonnay)

Domaine Billard is not a household name but that doesn't matter around here. They are working hard, farming organically, fermenting with indigenous yeasts and aging the wines using a minimum of new oak. What comes of that work are pure wines that express their place of origin. The 2019 "La Justice" comes from a single parcel tucked up behind Saint-Aubin. The soil is heavy with limestone and the temperature is generally a degree or two cooler than the grander vineyards just to the east. This is beautifully aromatic and leaning to the savory side, full of lemon peel and something like chamomile. On the palate there are more white flowers, green herbs and lemon pith and a feeling of breadth and weight up front that tightens in the finish, leaving a clear stony finish.

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Lamy, Hubert 2018 St Aubin 1er Cru Clos du Meix

It's not news that I have a weakness for the wines of Olivier Lamy. I seek them out wherever I go, they are always a joy to drink and I'm always excited to taste the new vintage. It makes me happy to report that the 2018 "Clos du Meix" is outstanding. Only the nose really belies the warmth and ripeness of the vintage, hinting more at yellow apple rather than green, with lime and Juicy Fruit gum at the edges. On the palate, the wine is open but taut in the way we have come to expect of this estate. There is great focus, with more sweet lime and stone chalky notes. The finish is detailed and precise, reminiscent of a first-rate Puget Sound oyster. Excellent wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Morey, Pierre 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté

From two parcels just outside the Meursault appellation borders, the wines here are on average fifty years old. Year after year, this always consistently lovely and age-worthy.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Rateau 2019 Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune Blanc

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely Biodynamic wines in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils.  In the dry, hot 2019 vintage, yields were extremely low so Jean-Claude combined his Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc into this cuvee which is quite round and lucious showing floral aromas with ripe pear, apple and spice with hints of citrus and almond. The palate is rounder and more ripe than usual, but perfectly balanced with pear, citrus and stone flavors, with terrific length and firm acidity. 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 delightful Burgundy and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roally (Gautier Thevenet) 2018 Roally Vire Clesse

Domaine de Roally is one of the great estates of the Macon. The original owner/grower was Henri Goyard, who made old-fashioned Chardonnays with a bit of residual sugar, from his superb organically-tended estate on a limestone ridge overlooking the Saone Valley. Discovered by Joe Dressner in 1987, we made a number of visits there until Goyard's retirement in 2000. Sometimes the juice would still be fermenting after 18 months in tank, and a 1989 tasted in 1999 was simply sensational. Gautier Thevenet of the Domaine Bongran took over in 2000 and has happily kept up the quality and style of Goyard. The 2018 is a beautiful wine with aromas of lemon oil, mango, white fruits, spice and honey - really complex and elegant. Lush white fruits on the palate with citrus and minerals. Fabulous length of saline acids, stone and ripe fruit. Superb for current drinking, this should age beautifully for ten to fifteen years. Bravo to Gautier Thevenet! David Lillie

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical yet laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium-bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged recently after 16+ years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (Dis 8/20)

For those of a classical bent who prefer not to shop at the big Champagne houses, André Beaufort is a wonderful alternative. Longtime organic farming and extended lees-aging produce rich wines of uncommon detail and complexity. The 2010 Ambonnay offers aromas of white flowers, orange peel, bergamot, and  chalk on the nose. Bright acid, salted plum, citrus oil, and a fine line of sapid minerality on the supple and rich palate. This shows a fine interplay between power, tension, and a suave, supple finish. This is one heck of an Ambonnay and a fine bottle of Beaufort!  (Disgorged in August 2020)  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Brochet, Emmanuel NV (2016 base) Champagne Extra Brut 1er Cru Le Mont Benoit

Emmanuel Brochet is a bit of an outlier in Champagne, in that he works his vineyards and cellar entirely himself, almost all by hand, and all with organic certification—no small feat. This bottle is a beautiful example of that hard work paying off. 'Le Mont Benoit' is a 2.5 hectare lieu-dit in the village of Villers-aux-Noeuds in the Montagne de Reims. The vines age from ~35-60 years-old planted in a mixture of silt, clay, and chalk; all of which present themselves on the palate. The assemblage for the NV (16 Base) is 39% Pinot Noir, 37% Pinot Meunier, 24% Chardonnay, with 4 grams dosage. Emmanuel bottles his Champagne unfiltered, with only a small amount of sulfur as he prefers to leave the wine relatively unmanipulated. Upon opening the nose expresses a barely toasted croissant and delicate fruit aromas of freshly picked pear and yellow apple. The palate reveals crushed rock from the mixture of soil-types and creamy lemon curd. There is a tension here: a balance of richness and lightness, supported by its medium weight and soft bead. This is a Champagne I happily enjoyed on its own, but would be fantastic with chicken liver mousse on brioche or a nuttier cheese like Beaufort.  Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $43.99

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

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

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

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Horiot, Olivier 2012 Champagne Brut "Sève" Rosé de Saignée

Unencumbered by the history and tradition of the Marne, Olivier Horiot has set out to make simple, intimate, and vinous Champagne that showcase the terroir of Les Riceys. The Sève is a Rosé de Saignée, from the warm, single vineyard site of en Barmont, where Pinot Noir can reach a robust ripeness that is balanced by firmly controlled yields.  Four days of semi-carbonic maceration add both complexity and lightness to this joyful Champagne.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

Laherte Frères 2014 Les Vignes d'Autrefois Pinot Meunier Extra Brut

Laherte Frères is a longtime favorite of Chambers. They combine organic farming with well-considered winemaking in the area near Epernay where the the Valée de Marne and Côte des Blanc meet. The 2014 Les Vignes d'Autrefois Extra Brut is made from 100% Pinot Meunier from 40-60 year-old vines from Chavot and Mancy, this is displays both the vinous nature of the fruit as well as the underlying terroir (clays over chalk)  which is revealed by organic farming. The wine hews to the more savory side of the spectrum, with herbal notes framing the ripe red fruit and giving way to a fine chalky bead of minerality on a bracing, long, dry finish. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

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

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic

Perseval, Thomas 2014 Chamery 1er cru La Masure

  One of the inaugural parcellaire releases from organic vigneron Thomas Perseval from Chamery in northwestern Montagne de Reims, the Perseval "La Masure" 1er cru Extra Brut is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay from the 2014 vintage. Raised in enamel tank and barrel and disgorged in 2018 after three years on the lees. The nose offers aromas white flowers, Meyer lemon peel, red fruit, candied ginger, and sea spray. The palate has a snappy mineral attack followed by layered flavors of wild strawberry, salted plum, cool crushed herbs, chalk, brioche, and shows considerable drive and power on the medium-long, rising finish. With air the wine becomes still more harmonious and suave, never losing sight of the fine mineral core framing the ripe fruit.
John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $169.99

Vilmart & Cie. NV Champagne Brut 1er cru Cuvée Rubis Rosé (17 Base)

90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, with 15% Pinot Noir vin rouge. Aged for 10 months in foudre. No malolactic fermentation. Base 2017 with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. Rubis has a dark salmon robe and fine bead. The nose offers aromas of peach skin, wild strawberry, and blood orange oil. The palate is sinuous and nervy (relative to Vilmart’s ample house  style) with wild strawberry, crushed herbs, and a creamy orange curd note on a long mouthwatering, juicy finish. There’s a pebbly mineral core beneath the ripe red fruit and great detail and coolness overall and this should age smartly for the next decade. This has fine verve and snap and each sip beckons for another. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Beaune

Chandon de Briailles 2018 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Fournaux

Chandon de Briailles is one of the truly grand domaines of Burgundy, dating back to 1834. Their holdings include vines in most of the best sites in Savigny and Pernand, as well as considerable parcels of Corton Grand Cru and Charlemagne and there seems to be near-consensus that the wines that the estate has produced over the last ten years are the most consistently brilliant that the de Nicolay family has produced. "Aux Fournaux" is named for the 1er Cru that makes up the lion's share of this bottling. This may be labeled villages-level wine but what's inside is considerably more elevated. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Louis Chenu 2018 Savigny-Les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes

The wines of Louis Chenu have received a good deal of very positive press recently and opening a bottle of the '18 Savigny "Vieilles Vignes," it is not hard to see why. The domaine dates from 1914 but the Chenu sisters who run the domaine together have made considerable strides in the vineyards. The farming is certified organic and the winemaking very classic - destemmed, short cold-maceration and minimal new oak. The result is classic Savigny, assembled from five parcels, with red cherry, rhubarb, allspice and lovely mineral structure. The wine is poised, precise and very tasty now but this will certainly improve with a few years in bottle. I also want to give the sisters credit for my favorite winery website that I've seen in a while

(check it out here http://www.louischenu.com/us/apropos-1.htm)   Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

Rateau 2019 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 red/garnet color and very floral aromas of berry fruits - crushed raspberry and strawberry, quite pretty and a bit riper than usual in 2019, with a bit of orange peel and spice. The palate is bright, vibrant and  medium-bodied with sappy tart cherry and strawberry fruit, finishing with good length of juicy acidity and minerals.  The wine is quite elegant and refreshing - it's a perfect Pinot Noir for roast chicken and lighter meat dishes, serve cool and enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rouges-Queues 2016 Maranges Rouge 1er Cru Clos Roussots (arrives 3/19)

Located on the lower slopes of the Mont de Sène, abutting Santenay with a sunny south-southwest exposure.  The 40+ year-old vines produce small bunches of grape. Plusher and more effusive aromatically than the Les Fussières, with aromas of black cherry, plum skin, and mineral smoke. The mid-weight palate offers a fine tension between ripe black fruits, ripe tannins, and pungent soil notes on a long, fairly suave finish. This has fine energy and should reward mid-term cellaring. Rouges-Queues makes beautiful, expressive Burgundies that deserve a place in one's cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $324.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $104.99

Pataille, Sylvain 2014 Marsannay Longeroies

Sylvain Pataille is doubtless the best known producer in Marsannay these days, and with good reason. A consulting oenologist before he started making his own wines, he has a reputation as a brilliant taster and analyst of wines and is equally deft when it comes to vineyard innovation. His success is all the more remarkable considering that he owns no vines of his own but rather leases all his land. "Longeroies" is considered one of the finest sites in the village, frequently cited as a candidate for elevation to Premier Cru status in a reclassification that may never happen. It's a treat to be able to offer this with some age and from a classic vintage such as 2014. This needs a minute to stretch its legs but blossoms with air, with baked red cherries and rhubarb, a touch of sweet soy and clove. The tannins are very fine and nearly resolved but the acidity and mineral spine lend plenty of structure. This still has years ahead of it but what a treat.   Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Trapet 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin

Gevrey is the only village in the Cote D'Or where the village-level vines fall east of the famous D974 that runs the length of the region. Anywhere else these vines would be Bourgogne-level. Trapet's village Gevrey all comes from vineyards above the road, scattered just below or even among some of the best-known sites in Burgundy. Some of the vines here are 100 years old.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Germany

  • white off-dry
  • 24 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Enderle & Moll 2018 Baden Weiß & Grau (burgunder)

Importer technical note:  Close to a 60/40 blend of Weißburgunder and Grauburgunder (Pinots Blanc and Gris) fermented for 3-4 weeks on the skins, pressed and moved to a 2500-liter oak cask. It then matures for 10 months on the lees before a light filtration a minute addition of sulfur at bottling. 333 cases produced.

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white off-dry
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Lauer, Peter 2019 Saar Riesling Barrel X

Sourced from multiple vineyards in the Saar. It's pretty raw and wintry at the time of this writing, but Spring is here even if we feel like bulbs yet to sprout and bloom this year. But it’s a new vintage of Barrel X from Lauer and this is just the tonic to wake the dormant soul. The nose is a touch reticent upon opening, but by no means mute or buried under sponti or reduction. A brisk decant and aromas of white flowers, citrus peel, and green tea emerge. The palate is lithe and racy, a cool rill dancing over smooth stones. Fresh orchard fruits and a savory mineral character are given a sense of energy by the fresh, punchy acidity. This is designated feinherb, but this indicates charm rather than any overt sweetness. And this is charming in a wonderfully familiar way, beckoning for another sip, another glass shared between friends. Someday soon. Cracking with Asparagus and morel ragout. And I look forward to enjoying a bottle with some softshell crab or shad roe, while we're in a Spring state of mind.  John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

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

  • white off-dry
  • 29 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white off-dry
  • 32 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder

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

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder 1.5L

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

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 3 in stock
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Cantina del Lupo 2018 Piemonte Grignolino "Grignole"

“Grignole” is Astigiano (dialect of the region of Asti, home to Grignolino) for ‘a lot of seeds’ – Grignolino has a lot of seeds; hence the label – a festa of happy seeds, or if you prefer, pips. Grignolino is very light in color, and has both high acidity and tannin - A typically Piemontese grape. As Ian d’Agata says “Grignolino was, until recently, a tragically unfashionable wine because of its pale red-pink color, lack of obvious sweet, ripe, soft fruit flavors, and very high acidities and tannins.” A well-made Grignolino has low alcohol – 12.3% in this case! Grignole is made in stainless steel (no need for more tannin from wood), and macerates for just a few days; if you find that your Grignolino is dark in color, try a different version.Grignole is pale, almost like a rosato; it’s very aromatic with strawberry, sour cherry, pepper and delicate herbs. These follow through on the palate, which is layered and lively – and amazingly long and complex for such a humble and humbly priced wine. If you know Poulsard, the Grignole distinctly brings it to mind; it has quite a similar profile, and like Poulsard works well with cheese and other fairly rich food. Grignolino  is also very versatile at the table; we drank it with fairly spicy vegetarian tacos and pretty much finished the bottle without any struggle (or regrets).  Jamie Wolff

Very engaging on the nose, like uncovering a bowl of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries while a breeze of light flowers and green grass stirs on a summer afternoon. Really, if the aromatics of this wine don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. The color is a translucent rhubarb hue. On the palate, there is vibrant acidity and only a minuscule tannic touch. The fruit on the tongue has more of an edge than it does on the nose, with tangy red cherry and crisp red apple. Edgy but deliciously fresh. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 105 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • red
  • 12 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Conterno, Giacomo 1937 Barolo Riserva (vintage handwritten)

The former owner of the Giacomo Conterno bottles in this offer writes: “As you know, Aldo and Giovanni Conterno divided property in the early 1980s after the death of their father. They also divided the bottles which at that time were still in the cellar, many dating back decades. Among them the 1927 and 1937 – all still without labels. Both Aldo and Giovanni Conterno used their 1960s / early 70s labels when the sold the old bottles. However for the vintage indication they had to improvise something, and they wrote the vintage by hand. Apparently Aldo Conterno also sold his part of the old vntages (I have never seen any so far) and he used his own labels from the 60s.”

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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Roagna 2018 Dolcetto D'Alba

Much of the fruit that goes into this bottle comes from the Pajè vineyard, also home to some of Roagna's flagship Barbaresco's. Here vines average 50 years of age. Grapes also come from the nearby Carso vineyard. Harvest takes place by hand in September. After picking, grapes are scrutinized for quality. Fruit is added to a pied de cuvee, started with indegenous yeasts, and fermentation follows for 10 days in large wooden casks. Then, for a remarkable 90-100 days, the wine remains with the skins to macerate. Lastly, it ages in neutral oak barrels for a year. With such extensive maceration and a whole 12 months in wood, even if neutral, I'm intrigued that this Dolcetto is always as clean as it is. The wine is a sultry red, but clean and clear in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas pitted cherries, cherry leaves, blueberries, and healthy earth. The palate shows flavors of wild strawberries, cherry, and fresh mint. Roagna's Dolcetto is soft in mouthfeel, with a lovely pitch of acidity. A fantastic bottle, year after year. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Trediberri 2016 Barolo

The Barolo is a La Morra wine, with fruit from Berri and (until the 2017 vintage) about 20% from Capalot. The vineyards are fermented separately in concrete (whole cluster, for about 21 days), with malo and aging in large Slavonian oak (Garbellotto, for you botte geeks out there). I’ve tasted the 2016 twice, about a year apart, the first from botte just before bottling. Both times have shown the great balance and energy that are the best aspects of 2016. Most recently the wine was showing quite savory, with some pronounced mint and cocoa, followed by a rush of fruit. The bottled wine shows much riper and rounder tannin; it’s very long and energetic, and while I think you could cellar it for a long time, it’s so easy to drink that I’m going to have trouble resisting.  I’ll have to buy some extra bottles… Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $49.99

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  • 6 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Le Masse di Lamole 2016 Chianti Classico

The tint hamlet of Lamole (population 35) is one of the highest points in the Chianti Classico appellation. On soils of sandstone and clay, interspersed  with small stones and pebbles, Anna Maria and Guiliano of Le Masse di Lamole craft their electric wine from  Sangiovese vines up to 100 years old, some of them still bush trained. Our friend Tess from Portovino Imports described the 2016 as a Bambi wine, "sprightly, chirpy, (endearingly) gangly" in its youth when tasted a few months ago, now entering a "grunge phase, black eyeliner and nail polish: a depraved, provocative Bambi." I loved this description, and indeed the 2016 shows some beautiful brooding character, with notes of black cherry, dark forest berries, plum skin, raspberry leaves, brambles, blood orange peel, with a hint of ceder and an herbal character, almost anise. There is a also the wonderful floral character associated with Lamole, with dried rose petals, violets, and iris (though this connotation might be conditioned by the iris flowers decorating the label). With medium tannins that feel increasingly rustic as the wine opens and framed by great, juicy acidity, this is a beautiful experience of Sangiovese from a quite unique area of Chianti Classico. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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Monte Bernardi 2018 Chianti Classico Retromarcia

Retromarcia means “to back up” or “to reverse” and is Michael Schmelzer’s reference to an old approach to Chianti that is hard to find today, focused on allowing the character of Sangiovese to show above everything else.  The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese composed of young vines planted on a mix of galestro and sandstone soils.  The grapes are fermented with native yeast on the skins for 2 weeks in stainless steel and then raised in a mixture of old barrels and unlined concrete tanks for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. In the glass, the wine has a deep red center, with pale red edges. The nose is enticing, with wild red berries, stems and leaves, fragrant warm spices, and a hint of freshly cracked coconut. On the palate, the wine is plummy, with red and black stone fruit. There is a nuance of cocoa and a long minty finish. As a classic Chianti should be, the acidity is mouthwatering, warming up the palate for a range of food.

  • red
  • 58 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Sanguineto 1 & 2 2018 Rosso di Montepulciano

The 2018 Sanguineto I e II Rosso has a great nose, full of dark fruit like black cherry and blueberry, along with essences of shaved cocoa, baking spice, and dark flowers. The palate boasts deep red cherry, earthy minerals, and black pepper. There is something so fulfilling about the mouthfeel here - it is so well textured, with slightly rich fruit, a touch of tannin, and medium acidity. The color in the glass is  fresh red on the edges, with a dark red core.

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $26.99

Sanguineto 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sanguineto I & II

In the glass, the Sanguineto 2017 Vino Nobile is a dark cherry color. The nose is pronounced, full of plums, warm shrubby herbs, dense dark flowers, with a hint of sweet spice and cinnamon. The plummy fruit is very present on the palate as well, along with crushed black stones, and a touch of bitter herbs. The structure has a great edge of acidity, freshening the mouthfeel of rich, medium tannin. A great bottle - we at the store can't stop talking about it. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $42.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2019 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2019 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $37.99

Occhipinti 2019 IGT Sicilia SP 68 Bianco

Wow - I mean... WOW. There is so much going on in this glass. The color is a deep gold/yellow. The nose is heavy on apricot, zingy lemon, smoke, and salt. In addition, there is a pungent aroma of freshly picked wild flowers, stems included. So pronounced, so engaging. The palate has a similar character - lemon, yellow stone-fruits, sliced yellow cherries, and crushed white stones. The finish is long and herbaceous, with white pepper, lemon grass, and white tea. Structurally zippy, with a little tannic kiss, and medium acidity. Made from 60% Zibibbo and 40% Albanello grown on red sand and limestone soils. The fruit is co-fermented in concrete, with skin maceration for 2 weeks. Concrete aging for 8 months before being bottled unfiltered. If you're ever having a dull day, the energy in this bottle will wake you right up. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Picariello 2019 Geco di Tufo

The 2019 Greco di Tufo is produced from 100% organically farmed Greco, vines planted in the 90s. Volcanic soils of clay, limestone and sandstone. Harvest takes place by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation in stainless, before 8 additional months aging in stainless, on the lees. Bottle aging for an additional 3 months before release. No fining, no filtration. The wine is only slightly darker in the glass than the Fiano Irpinia is, but expression-wise it is much more savory. The wine displays aromas of newly peeled yellow and orange citrus skins, with accents of clove, white pepper, smoke and salt. On the palate, there are flavors of tangerine, garden herbs, and dried papaya. In my mind, this is the perfect cold weather white. A little spicy, with a little warmth in fruit, but bright with medium acidity and engaging with a whisper of tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 62 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Loire

Baudry 2017 Chinon La Croix Boissée

From  small parcels of shallow sandy clay soils over limestone (calcaire micacé) on a south-facing slope above Cravant. 20 to 45 year-old vines.  20-day fermentation in tronconic wooden, vats 24 months of aging in 1 to 4 year-old Burgundy barriques. Zero SO2 added until a small dosage at assembly, 10 to 20 mg/L, bottled unfiltered. (Over the years, the Baudrys have moved to a more gentle extraction on this wine and have lengthened the barrel aging, never in new oak.) This is one of the greatest reds of the Loire Valley - at it's best after ten to twenty years of aging, the wine is also quite delicious, though with firm chalky tannins, when young.Tasted in January 2020, the showed intense, bright black raspberry/cherry liqueur with violet and chalk. The palate is high-toned and elegant, dense and earthy with a silky, chalky texture under black raspberry and red currant, extremely mineral and long. Wait 5 years then drink this superb wine through 2045.(This shows a bit less forward fruit than the equally superb 2018, which some lovers of Chinon will appreciate.) David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2017 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since it's first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. In 2017, the Baudrys produced lovely, very old fashioned Chinons with perfect balance and lovely, pure fruit. Their precise vinifications, matched to each different terroir, with no new oak, minimal sulfur, and elevage of the right length and in the right barrel, foudre or vat, gave elegant and delicous results. The 2017 Clos Guillot shows super pretty aromas of raspberry and red currant (rather than the black fruits more present in 2018) quite floral and earthy with a bit of pepper. The palate is silky and bright with earthy raspberry/strawberry fruit and a long, elegant finish of chalky minerals and red fruits. Delicious now and over the next 20-plus years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2019 Chinon Les Granges

From 30 to 35 year-old vines on gravel and sandy soils with a bit of clay near the Vienne river in organic agriculture. Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, ages for 8 to 10 months in cement vats, minimal addition of SO2 only prior to bottling. This "basic" cuvée from Bernard and Matthieu Baudry has gotten more and more "serious" as the vines age, giving a wine that is  delightful to drink young, but that shows surprising complexity and mineral character as well. In the 2019 vintage, as with the 2018,  the wine is a sheer delight! Tasted at the domain in January 2020, the wine showed a deep black color  with bright purple rim with vibrant, lush aromas of cassis, blackberry and a bit of pepper, violet and cocoa. The palate is dense with deep sweet blackberry and raspberry fruit on the palate, with a hint of bitter chocolate, surprisingly bright and balanced given the extra ripeness of the vintage. This is a delicious Chinon to drink a bit cool over the next five to eight years - there should be a good quantity available but don't delay in trying this very special "basic" wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bejon 2018 VDF Les Gruches (Chenin Blanc)

Claire and Florent Bejon are humble winemakers from the Loire Valley. Florent has been the go-to bottler for natural winemakers in the Loire for decades, and at some point, he and his wife Claire decided to make their own wines from vines of Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc around Chinon. We are very glad that they did! Les Gruches comes from 70-year-old vines of Chenin Blanc planted on a cool site near Chinon, where the soils are flint and clay over limestone. This is natural Chenin at its best, in a slightly oxidative style. The nose shows overripe apple, yellow pear, and citrus notes, while the palate is bright and acid-driven, with nice density and notes of orchard fruit. These wines never last long, but they are truly a joy while they are here! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bellivière NV Vin de France Myriades des Bulles

For couple of years, Eric, Christine and Clément Nicolas have been producing a tiny quantity of delicious sparkling, some pet nat, some traditional method, some white, some rosé from Pineau d'Aunis and Chenin from their biodynamic vineyards in the Loir Valley. Myriade de Bulles is a new cuvée for them, and I never really tasted anything like this. Think Lambrusco meets Rosé de Saignée Champagne, but made with Cabernet Franc & Aunis! So how is it made? The base is 2017 very ripe Aunis, directly pressed, but very dark,  vinified dry, bottled to do the second fermentation in bottle. Because the tirage led to too much pressure, they had to disgorge it, put it back in tank. They added 20% Cabernet Franc from 2018, and vinified again a traditional method this time with less pressure. It is disgorged after a little more than a year on the lees, with no dosage. So, what to expect? Eric wanted  vinous, dry, red bubbles - this for sure is the case, but because it is made with lightly extracted Aunis and Cabernet Franc, the tannins don't come in the way of the tension, the dryness and the pressure (which is quite high, at least 5 bars). The colour is quite deceptive as you would expect something bigger and more structured, but it is not the case. Aromatically, it is a really enticing combination of the dominant of the two grapes, playing with each other : pepper, beet juice, raspberry, cherry, forest floor, fern. All in all it is more on the savory than the fruity style. I have to say I really like it! Drink it now, chilled, and serve it with anything grilled on the barbecue, including river fish, a paella with a lot of saffron, any type of cheese or  red-wine marinated strawberry. As you can see, you have  lot of options! 80% Pineau d'Aunis, 20% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Ormeau Deux Croix Maceration

This is a beautiful almost-orange wine from Chenin Blanc grown on clay/limestone/silex soils in the "Ormeau des Deux Croix Ronne" vineyard near Monthou-sur-Bievre (Cheverny). The grapes undergo a one month maceration in amphora and vat which imparts a pale orange/bronze color and a bit of skin tannin in the finish. The wine shows complex aromas of pear and apple with hints of red fruits, citrus peel, spice and minerals. The palate shows complex flavors of apple and pear skin, dried herbs, citrus zest and minerals with firm acidity, stone, spice and citrus lingering in the finish. This will be a great food pairing for a complex fish dish, perhaps monkfish or halibut, a full-flavored ceviche and white meats in sauce.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2016 Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

The Clos Sénéchal is a south-facing mid-slope vineyard, with soils of clay and limestone over the Turonian limestone bedrock, in organic and biodynamic farming since 1990. The vines are 35 to 50 years old, replaced slowly by massale selection. The grapes are hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates, there is a three-week alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts, no added SO2. Two year elevage in Grenier foudres with minimal SO2 added before bottling (approx 20mg/l). This is always one of the my favorite Loire reds - the 2016 is a superb example of Clos Sénéchal from this vintage of firm acidity and dense vibrant fruit, showing a deep red/black color and aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with earth, violet, pepper, spiced citrus and animal notes. The palate is deep and ripe with fantastic density of fruit but perfectly balanced with firm acidity and 13.5% alcohol. There is a fine-grained, intense texture with pure black fruits, earth, graphite and dark chocolate that continue in the long, focused finish. This is a wine of earth and elegance that is enjoyable in its youth, decanting advised - or hold for 5 to 8 years, then enjoy to 2040 and beyond. David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2018 Savennières Clos du Papillon

"The Clos du Papillon is a small valley at mid slope, beautifully exposed southwest to the light of the Loire. There are schist, rhyolite but also quartz. The topsoil layer is very shallow (60 cm) which provides excellent drainage for rainwater. The vine growing conditions are difficult, forcing it to develop its roots deep in the rock cracks to draw nutrients. The climate in that parcel allows for a level of highly advanced maturity, with grapes that concentrate aromas under the action of botrytis.  The body and the very long finish make the Clos du Papillon a gastronomic wine to accompany lobster, scallops, smoked fish, Turbots, Saint Peter. It is also interesting with delicate white meats such as veal or capon, along with truffles or mushrooms. Classic mountain cheeses like old Salers, or 5 to 6 years old Comté are equally delicious with this great Savennières." -  Domaine du Closel.  2018 is a great vintage for the Clos du Papillon, combining excellent ripeness with bright acidity and great balance - the wine shows beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with honeysuckle, lime-flower and dried herbs with hints of smoke and earth.  The palate is superb, very ripe and dense with white fruits, citrus, almond and stone with very firm lemony acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is very long with bitter lemon and saline minerals. Drinking beautifully now, this should age well, peak drinking perhaps to 2040 and beyond. David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine de Reuilly 2019 Reuilly Les Pièrres Plates

The delicious "Pierres Plates" from the Domaine de Reuilly is from great terroir of clay with fossiles and ancient shells over Kimmeridgian limestone. The south-facing slopes of the three hectare parcel bring good ripeness to the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, with a beautiful minerality and firm acidity. Tasted with winemaker Denis Jamain in January 2020, the 2019 "Pierres Plates" showed beautifully ripe aromas of lime-flower, fig and pear with hints of grapefruit and mandarin. The palate is ripe and round but with firm acidity and unique mineral flavors from the calcerous soil, with lovely white fruit flavors that linger in the long, bright finish. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with oysters, a wide variety of fish preparations, white meats and goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Girard 2019 Sancerre La Garenne

Upon visiting Fernand Girard with Joe Dressner back in the early 90s we were happy to find someone who harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeasts - a rarity in Sancerre at the time and still sadly in the minority today. Almost 30 years later we are still happy to feature the Sancerre produced by Fernand and Alain Girard, coming from their 14 hectares around Chaddoux on gravel, flint and  stony clay over limestone soils.  This is a classic Sancerre in a more mineral style that will accompany a wide variety of seafoods, chicken dishes and white meats, and it's a good value as well.

  • white
  • 41 in stock
  • $25.99

Mortier 2018 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Graviers

A lovely Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil from an estate doing fabulous organic vineyard work and natural low or no-sulfur vinifications; 40 year-old massale-selection vines in a parcel of gravel/clay soils, aged in cement vat and in old barrels. This is a lovely version of the Mortier "les Graviers" showing pretty, ripe blackberry and red currant aromas, with plum, violet and citrus. The palate is round and supple but with bright acidity, showing lush berry fruits that continue in the long finish with earth and citrus. Delicious now, served cool, with chicken, rabbit and pork dishes, charcuterie and mild cheeses. Age for five to eight years for a more earthy and complex experience. DL

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pabiot, Jonathan 2018 Pouilly-Fumé Florilege

One of the very few domaines in Pouilly-Fumé to be certified organic, Jonathan Pabiot is making lovely, balanced wines with subtle fruit, firm acidity and good minerality in the finish. The 2018 is a blend of all three terroirs found at the estate: Kimmeridgian marl, chalky Portlandian, and clay-silex on flint. The vines average 30 years of age, and are planted very densely at 10,000 vines per hectare. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented with indigenous yeasts and minimal SO2 is used. This is a beautiful Pouilly-Fume showing a very pale gold color and subtle aromas of lime-flower, lemon zest, white peach and pear, wet stone and a hint of exotic fruits. The palate shows ripe stone fruits - pear/peach/apricot - with a nice core of minerals. The finish brings firm acidity and strong mineral flavors under ripe stone fruits, and has nice purity partially due to the minimal dose of SO2. A lovely wine that will pair with a full-flavored fish dish, chicken in sauce, vegetable soups and goat cheeses, and it's a beautiful aperitif as well.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Briords Vieilles Vignes

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

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Château Thébaud 1,5 L

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

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Villemade, Hervé 2018 Cheverny Les Ardilles

Our friend Hervé Villemade made another gorgeous "Les Ardilles" in 2018. Made from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay grown on sandy  clay with silex over limestone in Cheverny with yields of about 25 hl/ha. There was a 20-day maceration with light extraction followed by aging in  old barrels, with no added SO2 during vinificaton. Thee wine is particularly ripe and expressive in the excellent 2018 vintage, showing very pretty intriguing aromas of wild strawberry and plum puree, orange peel, celery root, white pepper, violet, licorice and rose. The palate is light but dense with plum and blackberry fruit, quite meaty and mineral with citrus, fennel and spice notes. Black fruits, licorice and spice linger in the long finish. This is a unique and delicious natural wine - bravo Hervé!

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2019 Vin de France Pinot Noir

Hervé's Pinot Noir is positively delicious in 2019! Crunchy red fruit on the nose, red apple skins and bing cherries, with lush plum and cherry fruit on the palate with a touch of spice and herbaceous notes. It's very "calcaire" and quite lush in this vintage, and there is a really lovely, mature Pinot character that is hiding behind the bright fruit and terroir. Though refreshing and charming now, it should develop some more weight and elegance with 1-3 years in bottle.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $31.99

Guillot-Broux 2018 Coteaux Bourguignons Rouge

The appellation "Coteaux Bourguignons" covers a lot of ground and can be made up any number of Burgundy's varieties. In this case, it's a fifty/fifty blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay made from organically farmed purchased fruit. This is a lovely juicy quaffer, brimming with pure wild strawberry fruit and while I don't have the specs on the percentage of whole bunches, I'd bet that it's high given the amount of cedar and spice notes. Made and priced for drinking every day. Scoop it up before it's gone. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Garalis 2019 Lemnos (Greece) Terra Roza

A wonderful wine from the Aegean island of Lemnos. A blend of 90% Muscat of Alexandria and 10% Limnio, from certified organic, non-irrigated vineyards. Only rare treatments of sulfur and copper occur. Planted between the years of 1972 and 2015 to volcanic soils with sparse limestone 150 meters above sea level. After being harvested by hand, the Muscat fruit macerates for 5 days on the skins. Natural fermentation begins before malo. Separately fermented Limnio is added before bottling. Compelling in color, the wine is a hybrid shade of orange and cherry. The nose is gorgeous, with grapefruit zest, lemon grass, black pepper and tart red berries. The palate also carries a tang of red citrus and cherry, along with a touch of spicy clove. Good acidity, and very, very light tannin. A real treat to drink. Honest, after writing this, I want a glass. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Siflogo 2019 Lefkada Vertzami "Keropatis"

Siflogo is an organic wine project begun by Maria and Dionysis Papanikolopoulos on the picturesque island of Lefkada in the Ionian sea, off the west coast of mainland Greece. Here, ungrafted vines of indigenous grape varieties (Vertzami, Vardea, Mavropatrino) struggle on poor, very rocky, limestone soils. Keropatis, the name of this wine, is a local term for light red wines that are close to rosé in terms of body. Made from the dark, black grape Vertzami, this is a pretty, mineral and delicately fruity light red wine made with a short maceration and without the addition of sulfur. It shows notes of cranberry, candied sour cherry, and lots of limestone minerality. I've been drinking it with a slight chill - and it disappears very quickly! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Misc. France

Arretxea 2008 Irouleguy Haitza

Haitza means oak in Basque. This is the flagship cuvée of the Riouspeyrous, a gorgeous blend dominated by Tannat, with a touch of Cabernets Franc & Sauvignon which can vary depending on the vintage - over the years, there are less and less. Organically grown on a diversity of soils - sandstones, schists, ophites - with very little clay, it is a great terroir to tame the natural power of Tannat : its acidity and tannins are softened up without losing their personality. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, vinified separately, with a gentle maceration lasting for 3 weeks or so. Fermentations are spontaneous. The wine is then aged for 18 months minimum in foudres and demi-muids, then in bottle. It is sold when ready to drink - they don’t necessarily release them in chronological order.  In 2008, a colder vintage, Michel & Thérèse Riouspeyrous were very careful about the bottling of the wine and kept it longer in aging to make sure the tannins were balanced. They also decided to release it later, in order to offer a beautiful bottle ready to drink. It is the case today. If the nose is showing a hint of reduction, a quick decant reveals currant leaves, elderberry, violet, blond tobacco just starting to dry out and cedar. In the palate, time played its part: the tannins are remarkably polished, and the natural freshness of the Tannat & the mountainous terroir of Irouléguy can be felt. There is no asperity whatsoever, and the texture is not without reminding you of a Cabernet Sauvignon heavy Graves, but with more lift. Serve it in Bordeaux glass. This wine calls for a dry-aged strip steak with sautéed girolles and black garlic, or a roasted duck breast with sauce au poivre. 80% or so Tannat, the rest Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arretxea 2010 Irouleguy Haitza

Haitza means oak in Basque. This is the flagship cuvée of the Riouspeyrous, a gorgeous blend dominated by Tannat, with a touch of Cabernets Franc & Sauvignon which can vary depending on the vintage - over the years, there are less and less. Organically grown on a diversity of soils - sandstones, schists, ophites - with very little clay, it is a great terroir to tame the natural power of Tannat : its acidity and tannins are softened up without losing their personality. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, vinified separately, with a gentle maceration lasting for 3 weeks or so. Fermentations are spontaneous. The wine is then aged for 18 months minimum in foudres, then in bottle and sold when ready to drink - they don’t necessarily release them in chronological order. 2010 is drinking beautifully well right now, and it is surprising how its aromas sing youth while its structure is showing a peaceful harmony. The delicacy of tannins is so remarkable, it is hard to believe the wine is mostly made with tannat! Open and expressive right at opening, the wine is unfolding its layers over the course of a couple of hours, really peaking up after 24 hours. Full of wisteria, fresh black currant and fern, the nose hints at cold empyreumatic counterpoints. The palate is more savory bringing some forest elements - fern, mountain spring bank, truffle. This is a complex yet delicate bottle you can serve in large Bordeaux glasses and enjoy with a smoked quail with glazed parsnip and chicories or a wild caught salmon in a black truffle pot-au-feu. 80% or so Tannat, the rest Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arretxea 2016 Irouleguy Haitza

Haitza means oak in Basque. This is the flagship cuvée of the Riouspeyrous, a gorgeous blend dominated by Tannat, with a touch of Cabernets Franc & Sauvignon which can vary depending on the vintage - over the years, there are less and less. Organically grown on a diversity of soils - sandstones, schists, ophites - with very little clay, it is a great terroir to tame the natural power of Tannat: its acidity and tannins are softened up without losing their personality. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, vinified separately, with a gentle maceration lasting for 3 weeks or so. Fermentations are spontaneous. The wine is then aged for 18 months minimum in foudres, then in bottle and sold when ready to drink - they don’t necessarily release them in chronological order. This is a baby Haitza you can enjoy now if decanted, or keep in your cellar for 10 to 20 years! The vintage being warmer, the wine has less acidity than usual - but still plenty, and has a delightful amiability particularly enjoyable now that Fall weather is on us. The nose is an explosion of violet, fresh red and black currant, and liquorice, with a touch of bitter chocolate. Once again, the palate is more savory with a lot of mountain herbs, smoked tobacco and potting soil. With more Tannat than usual - and not Cabernet Sauvignon - one can admire the work done by the Riouspeyrous in mastering the tannic structure in such an elegant way! Served in large Bordeaux glass, you need a little bit of fat and texture : think rack of lamb, beef briskets with confit red pepper or a slow roasted hen-of-the-wood with Bordelaise sauce. 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc. 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arretxea 2017 Irouleguy Blanc Gres

Grès (sandstone) is one of the terroir-designated cuvées made by the Riouspeyrous since 2009, and it is without a doubt one of the greatest wines of (Southern) France. Of the two single vineyards cuvées offered, it is always the most linear, the deepest with a certain restrained severity in its youth. Even though this plot of sandstones is south exposed and the ripeness is not a problem, the balance between alcohol and acidity is quite mind-blowing, and despite easily reaching 14+%, you never feel any heaviness or burn. This is the magical part of the Manseng, and why these wines are so great - for drinking, for pairing, for cellaring! And for the price it is a real steal! Hand-harvested, the grapes undertake a long pressing before being aged in larger formats including some Stockingers for a year. They are then kept a year in bottle before being released. A dominant of Petit over Gros without any Courbu in the vintage - all the Courbu go now in the Hexoguri cuvée - the wine in this vintage is showing the enticing notes of quince and mandarine, then followed right away by smoked salt, sorrel and frangipane flower. Don’t hesitate to decant to let it blossom. On the palate, the wine is more restrained, more savory, more spicy - think white pepper, saffron, dried thyme. It is a model of precision, building up its power, with a gentle attack to undwind a superb volume. Serve it not too cold in a Burgundy glass, or cellar it for 10 to 20 years. Pairings are numerous, but I could see some Ricotta agnolotti with a cheese rind and thyme broth, finished with mushroom or truffle, hazelnut crusted scallops with roasted celery, apple and chestnut or a 24-months Parmigiano. 60% Petit Manseng, 40% Gros Manseng. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arretxea 2017 Irouleguy Blanc Terroir Schistes

Schistes is one of the terroir-designated cuvées made by the Riouspeyrous since 2009, and it is without a doubt one of the greatest wines of (Southern) France. Of the two single vineyard cuvées offered, Schistes is always the most opulent, giving, and accessible without losing its unique equilibrium between power and vibrancy. Because of the relative deepness of the soil (with more clay) the wine has a more aromatic bouquet, going from fresh mango to yellow plum and freesia. All these cuvées are vinified the same: hand-harvested, the grapes undertake a long pressing before being aged in large formats including some Stockingers for a year. They are then kept a year in bottle before being released. 2017 was a fresher vintage, helping to balance the natural power of this terroir. On the nose, you pick up the yellow plum, some tangerine zest and peach blossom - it is a little less tropical than usual, going more towards a summertime orchard. On the palate, the acidity is just fantastic, balanced by the velvet touch of the glycerol. It is definitely larger than the Grès, making it maybe more approachable. More lemongrass, and flint are perceptible in the palate. Oak is perfectly integrated. This is a terrific bottle you may want to cellar 10 years, or drink decanted in a large Burgundy glass, not too cold. Some fried sweetbreads with fennel confit, a brown butter halibut with watercress and ratte potato or a mild blue cheese, are a couple of ideas coming to mind for pairings, but pairings are pretty much endless! 80% Petit Manseng, 20% Gros Manseng. Pascaline Lepeltier

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arretxea 2018 Irouleguy Rose

Arretxea Rosé is a true gastronomic rosé mostly made with Tannat and a little Cabernet Franc using saignée and direct press. Darker and deeper than your summer rosé, this is perfect for the seasons and the weather, and allows great pairings. 2018 was a complicated year, with almost no red wine made because of the hail, so they made a little more rosé. The grapes are harvested separately then blended. The wine is only aged in tanks - stainless or epoxy - to keep the aromatics. In 2018 malo was partially done to bring a little bit more texture.  Without a doubt, this a great, serious rosé, you want to serve in large glasses, and not too cold. You pick up on the nose the fainted notes of tannant - this typical black currant and fern aromas - but here enhanced with more blue berry and cara cara zest. The palate is velvety and gourmand, and the expected acidity is present: all in all, it is both highly drinkable with a satisfying complexity! You can keep it for 2-3 years without problem too. Enjoy it now with some serious charcuterie like a rabbit terrine with pistachio, a monkfish liver pâté but you can play with spicier food, especially with pimenton like pepper stew with paprika, and of course aged goat or ewe cheese. 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Domaine Maestracci 2016 Corse Calvi E Prove

This red from Maestracci may be the first Corsican wine I tried. In my previous life, I was in restaurants and I used to pour it by the glass when I was first a wine buyer. It had been a couple of years since I'd tasted it though and I wondered before pouring it whether I might find it changed. I was relieved to find it was just as I remembered. A blend of Nielluciu, Grenache, Sciaccarellu and Syrah, the fruit profile is dark red and because the wine is already nearly five years old, it is starting to feel mature, showing a distinctly earthy savory side. The vines are planted in clay and sand on granite and there is a mineral coolness to the finish here that gives the wine real character. Corsica has a reputation as wild and rebellious and there is an unapologetic rusticity here that I love - it reminds me a bit of the great Chateau Musar. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Navarre 2018 Saint-Chinian Le Laouzil

Thierry Navarre's touchstone "Laouzil" is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from old vines planted on brown schist ("Laouzil" in the local dialect) soils in the rugged mountains of Roquebrun (Saint-Chinian). The grapes are de-stemmed and aged in neutral barrel before bottling with minimal sulfur. The 2018 has a beautiful robe of bright red/black. The nose shows decadent aromas of red currant, blackberry and black cherry, sage, and deeper notes of espresso. The palate is creamy, but not heavy with fine powdery tannins. Perhaps a bit brighter than the 2017, wonderfully balanced and accessible for drinking now. Flavors of black fruits, peppercorn, and savory herbs cling to a core of dense minerals on the long, persistent finish. Delicious now it will also benefit from 3 - 5 years in the cellar.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

2019 is a great vintage for Thierry Navarre's Cuvée Olivier, from his oldest vines of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan grown in his mountainside vineyards in Saint-Chinian. Deep and very complex aromas of black raspberry and blueberry with hints of roast meats, espresso, violets, chocolate and citrus. Lovely palate of ripe red and black fruits, earth and citrus lifted by firm acidity. This is a beautiful Languedoc red — rich, ripe and complex and surprisingly "fresh" with good acidity and 13.5% alcohol. Organic farming, minimal sulfur. Highly recommended.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2019 Vin de France Ribeyrenc

An almost extinct grape grown in the Languedoc, in southern France, Ribeyrenc has been preserved mostly due to the work of Thierry Navarre and his father before him, planted on slopes of schist, exposure south-east.  It’s thin-skinned and yields a fresh and vibrant red wine that could easily pass for a dark rosé. The aromas are complex with red fruits, spice, herbs, tobacco, rose petal and tea-leaf. Low-alcohol and  light-bodied and a bit delicate with plum, red currant, spice and smoke on the palate, with a long finish - fresh, floral, and unlike anything else, really a lovely wine ! EL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2018 Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

Selection massale of Chardonnay Rose, from La Mailloche," a rare mutation of the grape, ripe and beautifully complex.**AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29th**

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2018 Arbois D.D.

From Stéphane Tissot's Biodynamic vineyard in Arbois, named for Stéphane's father, Andre "DD" Tissot. This is a delicious blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir co-fermented in 2000L foudres. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with a variety of cheeses, roasted chicken, or on its own! Tasted with Stepphane last winter this showed beautifully, perhaps the best vintage of DD yet, don't miss it!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine NV Vin Mousseaux de qualité

A Cremant in everything but name, this Vin Mousseaux (a general term that refers to sparkling wines) is 100% Chardonnay Extra-Brut. There is no dosage so it's particularly bright, dry and clean. Vinified with indigenous yeast (like all of the Villet wines), this is perfectly refreshing (think Summertime), super 'digestif' and great for an apero or with food.  Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

Cantine Astroni 2018 Colle Rotondella Piedirosso

I love Piedirosso, and this one from Cantine Astroni is partly why. Completely influenced by the volcanic origins of Campi Flegri's soil in Campania, the aromatics and flavors are expressive and fresh. Grapes are picked by hand from Guyot trained vines in late October, before beggining a natural fermentation, destined to last two weeks in stainless steel. Before release, the wine is aged on the lees for 4 additional months in stainless and then in bottle. A complex nose is built around a lovely aroma of strawberry and blueberry fruits. All around this, there are hints of mint, orange peel, and loamy, smoky earth. On the palate, the fruit is darker, with blackberry and black cherry. There are notes of crushed dark stones, which grow on the finish, extending into a long, pure thread of graphite. A little tannic form, but nothing grippy. A delicious Piedirosso - drinking so well now. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $99.99

Occhipinti 2018 IGT Sicilia il Frappato

At the store, we were recently chatting about how well this wine ages - and after opening the 2018 last night, it is obvious that this particular vintage has only started to showoff it's stuff. The color in the glass is a warm black cherry hue. On the nose, there is a mix of wild cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate. There is also just a touch of something green, like cherry stems and leaves. The flavors on the palate are direct, like cherry skin, mineral earth, and small dark plums. As for structure, this wine has more weight and tannic character than one might expect from a Frappato, but like I mentioned, the wine is built to develop. Drink now for a more-than solid Sicilian red, or keep for a couple years - there is more to come from this 2018 Frappato, you can taste it. From two different parcels, with vine age averaging 40 years. Destemmed and fermented in concrete, with a 30 day maceration. Aged for 8 months in Slovenian oak botti before moving to concrete for another 8 months. Bottled unfiltered.  David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Occhipinti 2019 IGT Sicilia SP 68 Rosso

Another great vintage of SP68 from Arianna Occhipinti. Together with the SP68 Bianco, the Rosso has long thrilled consumers of low-intervention Italian wines. The 2019 is 70% Frappato, 30% Nero D'Avola picked from younger vines, spread out between four different vineyard sites. Hand picked and destemmed. Co-fermented grapes in concrete (naturally, of course) with a 2 week maceration period. Aged in concrete for 8 weeks before being bottled unfiltered. In the glass, the wine is a fresh purple color. The nose is mix of tender black cherry, violets, and a little hint of shaved cocoa. On the palate, the wine is driven by a perky minerality, along with plum and cherry flavors. Lightly tannic, and lively, medium acidity. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vino di Anna 2017 Vino Rosso (Etna) Palmentino

Produced in a 250 year old Palmento, the traditional winery building found on Etna famrs. This is a blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese on the northern face of Etna. There are typically white grapes included in the cuvee. The fruit comes from vines ranging in 60 to 100 years of age.

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

Vino di Anna 2017 Vino Rosso Qvevri

From high altitude Nerello Mascalese, vines ranging from 60 to 100 years of age. Typically there is a small amount of Nerello Cappuccio and Grenache included in the cuvee. The grapes are destemmed and put in Georgian qvevris (sizes between 1500 and 800 litres) that are buried on the estate.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $36.99

Misc. Spirits

  • vermouth
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Amaro Dopo Teatro 500ml

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

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

Doc Herson's Green Absinthe 375ml

New York City based distillery, Doc Herson's, crafts this delightful little absinthe, entirely from scratch. They distill their own neutral spirit from malted barley, then use a pot-still for a second distillation with a variety of herbs/botanicals like fennel, green anise, and grand wormwood. As there are no artificial colors or additives to any of their spirits, this green absinthe gets its color from a final maceration with fresh mint.

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

Fred Jerbis Fernet 25 Single Barrel 750ml 34% abv

Frederico __ of Fred Jerbis is devoted to showcasing the Fruiulian terroir (Jerbis being the word for herbs in this Italian dialect) through freshly foraged and organically grown herbs and botanicals from the region. He considers himself an alchemist, spending much of his time experimenting with distillation and steeping techniques to get perfect flavor extracted from every ingredient. His Fernet 25 comes form a single chestnut barrel made without dyes/colorings and very little sugar. Twenty-five different Italian botanicals are used including mint, saffron, chamomile, licorice, savory, orange, rhubarb and of course, gentian. The nose is super fresh, a burst of spearmint and tarragon, followed by toasty chestnut and  nutmeg imparted by the barrel aging. The palate is well balanced and rich without being too viscous, and a nice burst of citrus from the orange peel keeps it lifted. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • herb digestive
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

New Zealand

Supernatural Wine Co. 2018 Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most identifiable wines on the planet, but here's one that's a little less predictable. While most vineyards in New Zealand are conventionally farmed, and mainly on flatland to make mechanical harvesting easier, the Supernatural Wine Co. uses fruit from the certified organic Millar Road Vineyard which stretches across a north-facing hillside in Hawke's Bay. The fruit sees six hours of skin-contact before racking and fermenting with native yeasts. Kept on the lees for six months before bottling unfiltered with just a small dose of SO2. This is a distinctive and textural Sauvignon Blanc with notes of ruby grapefruit, lime zest, and touch of smokiness, and on the palate it's juicy and fresh, with a stony, slight grip on the finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $61.99

Portugal Table

Cabecas do Reguengo 2018 Alentejo-Portalegre Vinho Tinto Respiro

Wine writer João Afonso purchased and began rehabilitating Cabeças do Reguengo, an old farm that featured some neglected 100 year-old vines, in Portgal's Alentejo in 2009. As the wines recovered, he began making low-intervention wines from his own fruit and from fruit purchased from his neighbors who are working sustainably. Respiro Tinto is made from a large variety of purchased red (~35%) and white grapes (Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Manteúdo, Uva Formosa...), hand-harvested and fermented together with indigenous yeasts in traditional stone lagars, then aged in used oak barrels for one year before bottling. Afonso does not fine or filter, and adds only minimal sulfites right before bottling. The wine is a joyous red ruby color in the glass, with heady aromas of rose, cherry, and black tea. On the palate it is delicate and fresh, with notes of cherry and blackberry, and just a touch of tannic structure. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Quinta da Mariposa 2015 Dao Vinho Tinto

Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s 2015 tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs.  JDC

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Rhone

Chapelle St. Theodoric 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Le Grand Pin

Chapelle Saint-Theodoric is a joint venture between the Grangeon family of Domaine de Cristia and  importer and CDP lover Peter Weygandt. Le Grand Pin is all old-vine Grenache from a parcel in the Pignan vineyard on sandy soils. Whole-cluster fermentation in concrete vat with wild yeasts, minimal extraction, aged in 4 to 10 year-old large casks. The 2009 vintage in Châteauneuf can be a fraught one. Portlike with lashings of oak and a soupçon of garrigue, right? Well, in the case of Chapelle St. Theodiric's Le Grand Pin it's ripe for sure, not stewed and not a monument to cooperage. Garrigue? Absolutely, with some leather, and warmth on the nose and palate. But there’s an intriguing soil component here—the edges and grain haven’t been buffed out in the modern fashion. The palate is ripe with dark plummy fruits, a dark salty sapidity, and tends more toward sauvage than overtly polished.  It’s a strapping wine that’s full of that Midi sun, but there’s character here and if you prefer you Châteauneuf with soil and soul rather than confiture and consultants, there’s a lot to like here. Caveat lector, this was given a quick decant, and served at cellar temperature. Delicious with roasted duck leg, fingerling potatoes persillé, and sautéed spinach from the Greenmarket, though I might opt for a daube or lamb shanks next time. If you like more earthy and savory character to your CDP, this is definitely well worth a look. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Richaud 2019 Côtes du Rhone Rouge Bulbilles

The 2019 Bulbille is a blend of of 51% Grenache, 34% Counoise and 15% Syrah from sandy soils southeast of Cairanne. The terroir was chosen for the delicate tannins it produces. A "Bulbille" is a young bud. The idea came from Claire Richaud to have an experimental cuvée to learn from with the ultimate goal to making fresh wines even in very warm climates. "The grapes are harvested slightly early to conserve a maximum of acidity present at the very beginning of a harvest and to find freshness in years of drought. This is largely why we have chosen to incorporate Counoise to the blend, an indigenous varetial worked little in our cellar but chosen for its fruit and low yields. It also blends excellently with Grenache and Syrah. The wine was fermented semi-carbonically in whole-clusters for 50% of the grapes at very low temperatures for six days. We kept racking the juices forming at the bottom to encourage intra-cellular fermentation in order to have a pure juice, delicate and only lightly extracted." One gram of S02 (10 mg/L) was added  at bottling.  This almost pure carbonic vinification gave a lovely light bodied but sappy and delicious wine with lovely floral aromas of strawberry and tart cherry; the palate is supple and bright with very pretty plum, strawberry and cherry fruit with good length of vibrant fruit and refreshing acidity. This is a delicious natural wine to serve with charcuterie and grilled meats - yummy  with a grilled tri-tip with Santa Maria rub!

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rum

Holmes Cay 2009 Barbados Port Cask Rum 56%

The curators of Holmes Cay are on a mission to convince you that rum can be as exquisite, as unique, and as valuable as any single-malt Scotch. This single-cask selection goes a long way towards that end. The 2009 Barbados rum comes from the Foursquare Rum Distillery, a blend of column and pot-still distillations, aged for eight years in Barbados, then two in the UK, and a final year finished in Port Casks in New York. As with all Holmes Cay rums it is bottled at cask-strength (56% in this case) but holds it's heat deceptively well. Notes of sweet cherry, coconut, cinnamon, and banoffee pie linger on the palate long after you take a sip. There's a touch of tannin from the oak to reign in the richness of this rum, and a kick of heat on the finish, which mellows out with just a drop or two of water. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rum
  • 6 in stock
  • $132.99

The Street Pumas Rum 1 Liter

The Street Pumas line was created by PM Spirits for great value, solidly made without any additives or colorings. This is their classic white rum distilled by "Alcoholes del Istmo” in Panama from local molasses, it is then brought to Jerez and bottled at 42%ABV, where it gets this kickass label by Steve Orlando. Clean, fresh, tropical notes, well-balanced on the palate. This is perfect for mixing in cocktails or just a splash of soda!

  • rum
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

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

Sake

Kokken Tokubetsu Junmai 720ml

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

  • Junmai
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

Scotch Malts

Springbank 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown Local Barley 750ml

As lovers of natural wines and spirits with a sense of place, this is the ideal Scotch. A rarity these days, this is whiskey made entirely at the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown,  from local grains, the same way it has been made since their inception in 1828. Even the malting is done on site to ensure complete quality-control over the process. The Springbank whiskey is distilled two and half times in copper-pot stills over flame, aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks for ten years, and then bottled without coloring or chill-filtration. 

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 10 in stock
  • $189.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $269.99

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $879.99

South Africa

Mother Rock 2017 Swartland 'Kweperfontein' Chenin Blanc

A beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc from the organically and dry-farmed Kweperfontein Vineyard on the  Paardeberg Mountain. This wine is all about the texture which evokes the clay and granite soils of the vineyard, and the higher elevation keeps the wine crisp and balanced. The grapes were delicately pressed whole cluster into concrete egg fermenters where it continued to age for a year before bottling with no fining, filtration, or SO2 additions.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

South America

Bichi 2019 Bichi Flama Roja

'Flama Roja' comes from the Bichi estate vineyard in Tecate, Mexico which is farmed biodynamically with no irrigation. Bichi is working hard to make put Mexican wine on the global stage and insistent that the wines be made as traditionally and naturally as possible working hand in hand with organic farmers in the region, and employing local craftsmen for the concrete tijana's used during fermentation. This bottling comes from young vines planted in 2004 and is a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Nebbiolo. You might think these three varieties would create something heavy and intensely tannic, but this is actually elegant and medium-bodied.

  • 7 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bichi 2019 Bichi Pet Mex

Noel Téllez works with a field blend from the San Antonio de la Minas vineyard in Baja at 1,066ft elevation close to the ocean of as yet unknown varieties. These are 69 year-old, gnarled vines that are farmed organically, without irrigation, and the grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The wine finishes fermentation in bottle with no SO2 added.This pet-nat is left just slightly off-dry making it juicy and luscious on the palate with notes of red candied apple, fresh raspberry, and strawberry preserves. The perfect aperitif!

  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bichi 2019 Bichi Rosa del Peru

There's a bit of mystery with some of the Bichi wines as they have yet to identify the grape variety/s growing in the San Antonio de la Minas Vineyard (some think it might be Dolcetto,others think it's more likely Cariñena because of its  natural acidity), the other mystery is how it has taken us so long to appreciate Mexican wine! Based in Tecate, the Téllez family founded Bichi in 2012 farming abandoned vineyards and working with other neighboring growers who are also farming organically. The high elevation of the San Antonio de la Minas vineyard and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean help temper the warm Mexican climate. The 'Rosa del Peru' is made with hand-harvested, de-stemmed grapes, fermented in steel and then bottled as is with no filtration or SO2 added. This is a perfect fall rosé, a bit savory with good structure!

  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pedro Parra y Familia 2018 Chile Valle del Itata Imaginador Cinsault

Pedro Parra is champion of terroir. After getting a PhD in the subject and consulting for some of biggest names in wine-making worldwide, he began this project with his family in their homeland, Itata, Chile.  The 'Imaginador' is a unique Cinsault from 70-80 year old head-trained vines, but because of the more than 200 year history of this vineyard, there are smatterings of Muscat, Semillon, Carignan, and País planted throughout that make their way into the blend. Pedro purposefully sought out pockets of granite for the vineyards he works with because of the structure it gives to the wines. The grapes are aged in stainless steel and cement tanks for one year, then rest for eight months in bottle before release. Notes of black cherry, sage, raspberry puree, and dark, crushed rocks on the nose, and on the palate are gentle, barely there tannins with great concentration of flavor. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Spain Fortified

  • white flor fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • $13.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $20.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

Bodegas Cota 45 2016 Agostado Cortado

Ramiro Ibanez is making very exciting wines in Sanlucar de Barrameda; I'll be sending out a fuller email on these wines in the future that elaborates on what he is doing and his place in the history of Jerez and of Sherry. This is his oxidative white wine, made with the ancient varieties Perruno (from Trebujena)  and Uva Rey and a small amount of Palomino Fino (from Arcos de la Frontera). Compare it to Palo Cortado sherries, but this is unfortified and the balance between biological and oxidative aging is a product of terroir in the bodega (cellar) and in the pago (vineyards). First, the hand harvested grapes are dried in the sun (this process, the aoleo, is traditional in Jerez but increasingly uncommon) then fermented with indigenous yeasts and pressed whole cluster into  very old 500L Botas. There, the wine rested for 26 months, four of them under flor. The resultant wine is full-bodied and oxidative in character, with aromas of salt, earth, white flowers, melon, citrus, and butter pastry. The palate is structured and intense, alive and powerful, showing a deep and intensely saline earthiness coupled to bright white floral notes, sweet spice, bright citrus and melon. This is the sort of wine that lingers vividly on the palate for minutes, transforming in expected and unexpected (but thoroughly pleasant) directions. As good with crackers, nuts and cheeses as it was with turkey this thanksgiving. Uniquely memorable and satisfying, I am in awe. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $74.99

Cantalapiedra Victicultores 2018 Castilla Y Leon Verdejo 'Mondo'

"Mondo" comes from a parcel of 30 year-old Verdejo vines planted on sandy clay soils over limestone bedrock with significant iron deposits in the La Seca municipality. The parcel, like Manuel and Isaac Cantalapiedra's other vines, is farmed organically with some biodynamic practices. Although their plots are technically within the Rueda appellation, the father and son duo has rejected the modern, industrial styles that the region is known for, and elected to remain outside of the appellation as a result. The vines are tended by hand and harvested by hand, then destemmed, and fermented with skins in neutral French oak barrels. Skin contact lasts for 30 days before resting on the lees for 11 months. This is a powerful, elegant skin-contact white wine with notes of spice, ripe stone and orchard fruits, and a slightly oxidative note on the nose. The palate is expansive and intense, running through a variety of different yellow and green fruit notes: quince, apricot, yellow apple, lemon, pear. These are balanced by a ferrous, intense mineral seam and plenty of bright acidity. Really an incredible representation of Verdejo! Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cantalapiedra, Manuel 2017 Tinto de Toro 'Arenisca' Paraje Los Panaderos

This is an atypical expression of Toro. Manuel and Isaac Cantalapiedra source the grapes from high-elevation (780 meters, very high indeed for Toro) organically-certified vineyards near Villabuena del Puente. The grapes are harvested by hand and 90% are destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel; the remaining 10% ferment with the stems in open-top fermenters. After macerating for 25 days, the grapes were pressed into neutral French oak barrels to rest for 11 months. There is no filtering or fining, and the only sulfur addition is small and takes place at bottling. This shows the depth and intensity of classic Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo), without the extraction or intense tannins that we typically think of in the region. Instead, there's delicate spice notes, mineral structure, and refined, pure red fruit notes. A real treat, and a great value. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fedellos do Couto 2016 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 Merenzao 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 vibrant medium-bodied wine  with notes of beeswax and pear but also salinity and bright acidity. 2016 was a cooler vintage, which shows in the stony, mineral concentration of this vintage of Conasabrancas. This would be well-suited to the table at Thanksgiving, a friendly, medium-bodied white wine to pair with roast potatoes, stuffing, or mushrooms. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2019 Ribera del Duero Garcia Georgieva Malvasia

I adore the wines of Goyo Garcia Viadero, who is making natural wines in Ribera del Duero with his wife Diana Semova Geogieva. They farm high altitude plots of old vines, vinify in a traditional and low-intervention fashion with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur additions, and produce wines of great complexity and elegant beauty. This bottling, 100% Malvasia from old vines macerated on the skins, is a new addition to their line-up. Tasting it in Mid-July, it impressed me immensely. The nose is redolent of exotic spice (white tea, allspice, star anise) , roasted almond, and stone fruit, while the palate shows apricot, peach and jasmine, with bright notes of ginger. The skin-contact grants delicate, refined tannins and rich, waxy body to the wine. Truly, one of my favorite "orange wines" that I've ever encountered: intense, elegant, and memorable. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $59.99

Oriol Artigas 2019 Alella El Rall

Oriol Artigas organically farms 7.5 hectares of very old vines in Alella, just north of Barcelona. His approach in the vineyard is  low-impact, influenced by biodynamics: he does not do much pruning, encourages the growth of supportive plants among the vines, and follows the lunar calendar. El Rall is a new bottling from Oriol, from old vines of Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa and Sumoll, vinified in stainless steel, some macerated whole cluster and some pressed directly, bottled without fining, filtering, or any additions. El Rall shows pretty green notes from the Merlot alongside bright and refreshing red and purple fruit and a bit of Syrah spice. At 12.5%, this bottling is more substantial and dense than Oriol's other red wines, but still refreshing and cooling, with delicate tannins. Serve with a bit of a chill. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

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

Raventós I Blanc 2017 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 1.5 L

Pepe Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and light raspberry fruit with a gorgeous minerality.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Tequila

Fortaleza Reposado Tequila 750

The makers of Fortaleza Tequila have been in the business for over 140 years. Their approach is entirely traditional, maintaining the same recipe and equipment as their ancestors. The mineral-rich agave from the surrounding Tequila Valley is cooked very slowly in a small brick oven, stone-crushed, fermented in wooden tanks, and  then double distilled in copper pots. Each lot of Reposado is aged and bottled separately after spending roughly seven months in used American Oak barrels that have been re-chipped and re-charred for more complexity in the final product.

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

Neta 2018 Miahuatlán, Oaxaca Espadín (Candido García Cruz)

Neta works with a group of mezcaleros from around Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. The maestro behind this release is Candido García Cruz, who has been distilling for decades. Ninety Espadín (Agave angustifolia) plants were left ‘capón, or quiotudo’ (the plant’s flowering stalk is cut early and the plant remains unharvested, concentrating sugars in the piña) for a full year before harvesting. The piñas roasted for two weeks in an earthen oven, and rested for a week before being broken down by a mix of machete and mechanical mill. This was followed by a two-day rest for the fibers and then a sixteen-day fermentation in cypress vats and a double distillation in a copper pot still, proofed to 49.15% ABV, 900L produced, under 200L of which made it to us in NYC. Harvest was in 2015, and there is an inherent complexity and a subtle balance, with a mix of florals, cinnamon and lemon oil and creamy mouthfeel, this is a truly elegant Espadín. Cari Bernard

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

Rancho Tepua Sonora, Mexico Bacanora

Bacanora is finally getting some attention here in the United States! This is a mezcal from the Sonora region of Mexico and has been around for over 300 years. Rancho Tepua uses the Agave Pacifica variety (once, the only type permitted now the designation has expanded), harvested by hand, cooked for three days in a brick pit and then fermented with native yeasts. Currently in the hands of Maestro Bacanorero Roberto Contreras, the Rancho Tepua distillery has been in the family for over five generations. Notes of sweet cherry blossom, chicory, and fresh herbs on the nose, and on the palate a balance of sweet and savory spice, roasted banana leaf, and a crushed stone minerality that lingers after each sip. Enjoy this neat or with a small ice cube to cut the heat. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Bedrock 2018 Sonoma Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red

The Heritage Red from  Bedrock Vineyard is from a Zinfandel-based blend composed of 22 inter-planted varieties planted in the 1880s in Red Hill  clay-loam soils, using no-till cover crop farming, and native yeast fermentation. Zinfandel really shines from these old, gnarled vines. The concentration of flavor that you get from the very low yields adds richness to the wines without having to pick them late and overripe. The nose shows a mix of violet, minty eucalyptus, and ripe, but not syrupy, purple plum. The palate shows additional complexity with a touch of cocoa powder, black tea, and black cherry. Rich and comforting, this will be excellent in the colder months! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bow & Arrow 2019 Willamette Valley Gamay

The creators of Bow & Arrow have long been inspired by the wines the Loire Valley (which might be one of the reasons they are so near to our heart), creating balanced, food-friendly wines that are unadulterated and unpretentious. The 2019 Gamay is made from fruit from the Hughes Hollow and Walnut Ridge Vineyards in the Willamette Valley and goes through a semi-carbonic maceration before aging for 10 months in neutral oak barriques. Though we have not yet been able to try this vintage, the winemakers description has us very excited, "the 2019 Gamay feels like crunchy red fruit locked inside a savory, herbal shell...with miniature lightning bolts coming out the sides."

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Cameron 2018 Dundee Hills Clos Electrique Rouge

Inspired by the great wines of Burgundy, the winemaker of Cameron Winery uses traditional techniques both in the cellar and the vineyard for this Pinot Noir. The vineyard was originally planted in 1984 with old Burgundy clones on their own rootstock, and has consistently been organically farmed without irrigation. This is one of the warmest sites in the Red Hills in Dundee, and this vintage created the " deepest, darkest, purplest Pinot ever from Cameron."

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $82.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cameron 2018 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

The 2018 Dundee Hills bottling is a 100% Pinot Noir from a blend of two of the Cameron vineyards; Abbey Ridge and Clos Electrique, both farmed organically, and with no irrigation. This year was a bit warmer for the Willamette Valley than previous vintages, and as such the wine has a darker color with a fuller body and silky tannins. The winemakers describe this wine as having  "a big voluptuous mouth with Amarone  flavors that make for a great one night stand. " Sounds decadent!

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Corison, Cathy 2016 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A very special bottling of Napa Cabernet! The Kronos Vineyard is now nearly 50 years-old and though the yields are incredibly low, the intense concentration of flavor from the fruit without it getting too high in sugar/alcohol potential is well worth keeping these vines alive.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $219.99

Early Mountain Vineyards 2019 Shenandoah Valley Young Wine Red - Chambourcin

Though the history of wine-making in Virginia is long, it was not always this promising! The creators of Early Mountain Vineyards strive to work with the unique climate and landscape of Virginia rather than fighting against it. To that end, they have found great success with hybrid varieties like this Chambourçin (with 10% Vidal) because they are heartier and more disease-resistant. The Shenandoah Valley brings in pockets of cool air that maintain acidity and freshness in the grapes. The nose is reminiscent of Gamay with an extra savoriness; notes of plum, cassis, garrigue, ground espresso, and blood orange.  Because Chambouçin is naturally low in tannin, they decided to lean-in to its "chug-ability" by fermenting with a small portion of the white hybrid Vidal making this a juicy, refreshing red that is best enjoyed chilled. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Low Sulfur

Eyrie Vineyards 2016 Willamette Valley Roland Green Pinot Noir

Drinking a Pinot Noir from Eyrie Vineyards is all the proof you need that these wines of the Willamette Valley deserve a place on the world's list of the most expressive and age-worthy wines. This single vineyard bottling from Roland Green stuck out the most to me in a tasting of five different Eyrie Pinots for its intense and captivating aromas. The Roland Green vineyard is positioned at about 550ft elevation planted over 30 years ago on rich volcanic soils, and like all their vineyards, the vines are own-rooted, non-irrigated, and certified organic. The nose is a powerful blend of ripe red and black cherry, tree bark and damp moss, a bit of salt and on returning to the wine, a touch of something smoky, like peat. The palate is concentrated with flavor and acidity. A beautiful wine that I cannot wait to revisit! Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Ghostwriter 2018 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

For the first time, the Ghostwriter Pinot Noir was bottled entirely from  Ahlgren Vineyard  fruit. Winemaker Kenny  Likitprakong described this vintage as more high-toned and a bit leaner than previous vintages. The grapes are fermented with 50% whole clusters and then aged in neutral barrels. This wine is a tribute to the late Dexter Ahlgren who had lovingly planted and tended this nearly hidden vineyard in 1976.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic

La Clarine Farm 2018 Sierra Foothills TCB

Inspired by the blends of Northern Rhone, the winemakers of La Clarine created this co-fermentation of Syrah from the Fenaughty Vineyard, and Viognier from Sumu Kaw, both situated along the same volcanic ridge in the Sierra Foothills. The grapes are fermented together whole cluster, then racked into flextanks to settle until bottling.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Minor, Sean 2018 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Sean Minor is a negociant production working with high quality vineyards throughout the central and north coast of California to create fresh, easy drinking, great value wines like this classic California Pinot Noir. Fermented with 100% de-stemmed grapes to emphasize the ripe fruit and aged in oak barrels to give it those quintessential sweet oak spices. 

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $129.99

Swick Wines 2019 Bring It Red Blend

The Bring It is an 'American Red Wine,' blending fruit from Washington and Oregon. 50% Pinot Noir, with the rest of the blend consisting of every other red grape that Swick works with, so truly an eclectic blend, as Joe has access to Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Counoise, possibly even some Touriga Nacional or Malbec in the mix. We'll have to bug Joe for the full scoop! There's a little reduction on opening, essentially a touch of barnyard on the nose, which blows off quickly and gives way to pure red fruit, with light-medium body. A great wine to drink on its own or with salads and light fare. Serve with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $21.99

  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Turley 2018 California Zinfandel Old Vines

Turley has long been regarded as one of the benchmark estates for old vine Zinfandel, and this bottling is made from a blend of fruit from vines aged 41-129 from parcels that were either two small for their own vineyard designate bottle, or new to the Turley family.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Turley 2018 Paso Robles Ueberroth Zinfandel

From one of the oldest vineyards in the Turley repetoire, the Ueberroth Vineyard was planted in 1885! The proximity to the Pacific, and the limestone soil makes this one of their most vibrant, high acid bottlings of Zinfandel. The vines are own-rooted, head-trained, gnarly vines that create concentrated, flavorful berries for this highly allocated wine.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

United States White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $174.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $174.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Banshee 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

  A classic example of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that exemplifies the balance between ripe California fruit, a kiss of oak, and the freshness that you get from the coastal winds that whip up through the region. The mission at Banshee has always been to create quality, enjoyable wines that don't won't break the bank despite the appellation name. The grapes are gently pressed and then fermented with native yeasts, with this vintage only going through 75% malolactic to maintain its freshness and keep the butteriness to more of crème fraiche note on the nose. The palate has a delicious creaminess bit a bit of butterscotch and vanilla, but the bright notes of lemon zest and green apple keep this wine refreshing and food-friendly. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

Cameron 2018 Dundee Hills Clos Electrique Blanc

Clos Electrique is the organic and dry-farmed  estate vineyard for Cameron Winery. As one of the warmer sites in the Red Hills of Dundee, the grapes are picked earlier to maintain a balance of ripeness and acidity. For their Chardonnay from this vineyard, the wines are meant to emulate the richness of Meursault. This vintage is described by the winemakers with notes of "notes of honeysuckle, creme Anglaise, lemon curd, marzipan and orange blossom.  The palate mirrors the nose along with unctuous mouth feel resulting from 2 years contact with the yeast lies prior to bottling."

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $82.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Day Wines 2019 Willamette Valley Vin de Days

Such a great value from the Willamette Valley! Made to resemble a classic Alsatian edelzwicker, or field blend, it brings together fruit from six different vineyards and five different grapes: Pinot Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Muscat. The grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts, and then malolactic is blocked to maintain the bright zippiness of the wine before being cold-stabilized and filtered. Floral, fresh, easy-drinking for any occasion! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Early Mountain Vineyards 2018 Shenandoah Valley Petit Manseng

The team at Early Mountain Vineyards is working hard to put Virginian wine back on the map. Their aim is to craft low-intervention wines, that are sustainably farmed; experimenting with various organic, biodynamic, and pruning techniques to figure out how best to support the health of the vineyards in this region. The Petit Manseng bottling is 95% Petit Manseng, 3% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Chardonnay and reminds me of a great Jurançon with notes of sweet almond blossom, honeysuckle, and tangerine. The palate is lush and juicy, with notes of honey, orange oil, nectarine, and hazelnut with a touch of bitterness on the finish from the extended skin-contact  to leave it balanced and dry. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Low Sulfur

Eminence Road Farm Winery 2019 Seneca Lake Lamb's Quarters Riesling

From the east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, this Riesling grown on loam over shale and limestone saw 20% affected by botrytis this vintage. The grapes were crushed and destemmed, then allowed to macerate on the skins for two days.  It was then fermented and aged in stainless steel for 11 months on the lees, then racked and bottled without filtration. Light, dry, and just a touch of tannin on the finish.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines Raise the Roof Sour Sparkling Mead

This was such a fascinating and delicious find! The meads of Enlightenment Wines are always unique and special, but I particularly enjoyed this sour sparkler made from apple blossom honey, lactic bacteria and local well water. As you first take a sip you notice the sweetness of the honey which transitions to a tart, mouth-puckering finish akin to drinking a dry sour beer.  The nose is intense and earthy with notes of baked apple and cedar, and on the palate the honey gives way to crisp green apple and crème fraîche. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Mead sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • No Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines 2020 St Crimson Blackcurrent Mead

The St. Crimson is a dry mead made from pressed black currants and NY state honey fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged for a year in oak barrels. A beautiful deep ruby color, the nose is mix of cassis, raspberry, hibiscus, bruised herbs, and a whiff of something gamey. The palate is dry with juicy brambly fruits and a savory finish. This is delightful on its own on a cool fall evening, but also works well in cocktails, as the float on a NY Sour or in a spritz. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Mead still
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

La Clarine Farm 2019 Sierra Foothills Viognier

This vintage of the La Clarine Viognier is a mixture of fruit from the granitic Cedarville Vineyard, and the volcanic Sumu Kaw Vineyard in the Sierra Foothils. The fruit is fermented together as whole clusters and then aged in tanks.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Maloof 2019 Dundee Hills AVA Beckenridge Vnyd - Gewurztraminer

This is a deeply colored 100% Gewurztraminer from the Beckenridge Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, but remain on the skins for 20 days, with daily punchdowns to extract all that delicious aroma and texture. The juice is then pressed into neutral barrels and kept on the lees for 10 months. We have not yet had the pleasure of opening one of these beautiful bottles, as their small batches make it tough to get a sample, but the winemakers describe this wine with notes of "black tea, rose petals, and sea salt. "

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Scrumpy Ewe Dabinett Spy Traditional Cider

The 'Dabinett Spy' is aptly named for it's blend of 25% English Dabinett bittersweet apples, and 50% Northern Spy American sharp apples, with the rest of the blend made from Rhode Island Greening sharp apples. This still cider is dry, floral, and has a bit of tannin for a softly textured finish.

  • Cider still
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Scrumpy Ewe Old Lunkie Traditional Cider

A unique still, dry cider from Catskills cidery Scrumpy Ewe! The blend of apples includes (Bittersweets) Bulmer’s Norman - 22.5%, Major - 22.5%(Bittersharps) Kingston Black - 22.5% (Sharp) Liberty - 22.5%,  and West Fulton Wild Apples - 10%. This is a rich, full-bodied cider described as "Leathery, minerally, complex, [with] heavy tannic structure."

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

Whisky

Barrell Whiskey Private Release BH32 Cask Strength Whiskey Madeira Finish 5551%

The BH32 is a private release whiskey from the Barrell Craft Spirits team. A blend of Kentucky whiskies, with the bulk coming from 18 year old barrels, finished in a single Malmsey Madeira cask and bottled at cask strength. As with all of Barrell's micro-blends, there is not much to go around, so we were very happy to snag a few of this intensely flavored whiskey. The Madeira really comes through on the nose, notes of hazelnut, pecan, ripe bosc pear, lemon zest, and fresh wheat. On the palate the sweetness of roasted, caramelized nuts hits up front, followed by the grip of wood tannins, and finishes with a long, lingering warmth. Opens up nicely with few drops of water, but is surprisingly balanced for the high-proof. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

Deadwood Straight Bourbon 750mL

Deadwood is always a solid choice for great value whiskey. Crafted by Dave Schmier of Redemption, this straight bourbon is clean, easy drinking, and perfect for cocktails or on the rocks. Distilled in Indiana, the mash is 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malt with a blend of older and new barrels and then chill-filtered to soften the edges. There are no additives, no coloring, and it clocks in at 40.5%abv.

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

English Whisky Co. Single Malt Whisky 'Classic' 750 ml

Scotland seems gets all the credit for great whiskey these days, but these days, much of the barley used its coming from England. The English Whiskey Co. Established the St. George's Distillery in 2006, 100 years after the last English distillery had closed, and now the oldest in the country. Their grain and water is all locally sourced, and their casks are aged on site, and bottled without coloring or chill-filtration (something that cannot be said for most Scotch whiskies). On the nose are notes of sweet vanilla bean, cinnamon, toasted cereal, fresh herbs, and roasted nuts. The palate has a medium-weight with notes of honey-drizzled pear, salty caramel, and toffee coated peanuts. A lovely single-malt for sipping over ice, for those who aren't a fan of too much peat. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Van Brunt Still House Red Hook Brooklyn Empire Rye 750mL

The designation of Empire Rye was established in 2015 to distinguish a spirit that is uniquely of New York State and made at a consistent and high level of quality. The specifications require it to be at least 75% NYS grains, distilled to no more than 160 proof, aged in charred, new oak barrels, the entire process must occur at a single NYS distillery  The Van Brunt Stillhouse sources their rye from the certified organic Oechsner Farms in Newfield, NY, and distills and bottles at their distillery in Brooklyn, NY. The Empire Rye is over 75% Danko Rye, aged for two years in #2 charred American oak barrels and bottled at 42%ABV. Notes of brown butter, bosc pear, and pumpernickel bread on the nose, and a mellow, creamy palate with notes of nutmeg, vanilla, and peppery, cinnamon Red Hots on the finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 750mL

It's always exciting for us each to select our own cask from Pittsburgh distillery, Wigle! This year we went with a Monongahela Rye that really jumps out of the glass and surprised us with how much flavor and complexity it had. A full five years of barrel aging with a mashbill of 67% Twin Parks Farm Rye, 16.5%  Weatherbury Farm Soft White Wheat, and 16.5% Briess Malted Barley, all organically farmed. This is a rich, full bodied rye with notes of dark, roasted pepper, toffee, a bit of dried lavender and clove. The palate has a bit more sweetness than the nose would imply, with notes of crème brûlée, banana, and a white peppery finish with a kick of heat. Drink this with a splash of water or use it for a powerful Sazerac on a cold winter's night. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rye whiskey
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic

Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Small Batch (100 Pf)

Fermentation gurus, Shane Baker and Pat Heist, decided to put all of their best advice as consultants to work on their own line of whiskies with Wilderness Trail. This single-barrel selection is unique in the Bourbon world for a few reasons. For one, it has one of the highest concentrations of wheat in the mashbill at 24%, with 64% corn, and 12% malted barley. It's also made as a sweet mash, which means instead of using leftover mash from the previous batch to help along the fermentation a la sour mash, each batch is entirely new. The fact that their first batch out of the gate as new distillers is Bottled in Bond is also pretty remarkable because they had to age it for at least four years. This one on the less sweet end of the Bourbon spectrum, and at 50% ABV it certainly has some perceptible heat on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bourbon
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99