• 4 in stock
  • $39.99

Accessories

Alsace

Geschickt 2017 Vin d'Alsace Riesling

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

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Geschickt 2018 Vin d'Alsace Obi Wine Keno Bulle

There are a slew of delicious Pet-Nats emerging from Alsace, as younger generations experiment with the newly popular "methode ancestrale." The Geschickt version is Pinot Auxerrois, with a touch of Muscat, and is clean and direct in 2018, while still maintaining a bit of opacity in the glass, and some wildness on the palate.   ~Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Australia

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

Austria

Jurtschitsch NV (b 15) Kamptal Brut Sekt Rosé

Weingut Jurtschitsch is the oldest winery (est. 16th century) in the Kamptal region of Austria and has been in the family since 1868. Vineyards were converted to organic farming in 2006 and all 60 hectares have been certified organic since 2009. The Brut Sekt Rosé is mostly Zweigelt with the balance made up of Pinot Noir and Sankt Laurent, from cooler vineyard sites with calcareous soils. The wine spends 2 1/2 years on the lees and receives 7 g/L dosage. Light, electric pink in the glass, the nose is fragrant with roses, tart cherries, and raspberries. On the palate juicy red berries mingle with stony and salty minerality: refreshing and bone dry. Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

Tscheppe 2017 Steiermark Blue Dragonfly

All of the insects and amphibians found on the labels of Andreas Tscheppe's wines are also found in the vineyards, where he biodynamically farms a variety of grapes, like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gelber and Gold Muskateller, and Sauvignon Blanc on tall terraces with no stone walls, only green cover, soil structure and the roots of the vines for support. Soil types in this region range from brown clay to chalky-silty marl (known locally as 'Opok'). Blue Dragonfly is 100% Sauvignon Blanc—the vineyard is a mix of seven different clones planted in 2007. After de-stemming and a direct press, the must goes through spontaneous fermentation and ages in old wood barrels of various sizes up to 2000L for 18 months during which the wine is usually racked twice with low levels of sulfur used. The nose displays a slight reduction with notes of gooseberries and green plum skin, and dark stony minerality. On the palate there's a spellbinding balance struck between integrated acidity and juicy flavors of tangerine, nectarine, and apricot with a mineral, lengthy finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tscheppe 2017 Steiermark Green Dragonfly

Although I may be in the minority here, Sauvignon Blanc from Styria is my favorite iteration of the grape. Gone are the overly green grasses and tell-tale stench of cat urine in litter boxes; the Sauvignon Blancs from Styria show vibrant stone fruits and a deep mineral cut, layered with a smoky elegance and an age-worthy balance of acidity and structure. Green Dragonfly is sourced from a vineyard planted in 2006, with rootstocks selected to thrive on rocky mountain terroir and a Styrian clone that has looser bunches of smaller berries with thicker skins. Salty and savory on the nose, the Green Dragonfly is actually a touch fuller than the Blue Dragonfly in 17, bursting with juicy stonefruit, Fuji apple, and wild strawberries on the powerful finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Zillinger, Johannes 2016 Weinviertel Velue Zweigelt

Zweigelt grown on a mix of loam, loess, and sandstone, hand-harvested (as is true with all the vineyards), spontaneous fermentation in stainless followed by maturation in a mix of used oak and acacia barrels of varying sizes. Dark and brooding and not overtly fruity, subtle black plum, a stemmy texture and black pepper make for an enrapturing Zweigelt to pair with game, goulash, roasted wild mushrooms over polenta. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Zillinger, Johannes NV Weinviertel Revolution White Solera

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

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $41.99

Bordeaux White

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $16.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Capovilla Moscato Fior d'Arancio 375ml

This is a single variety grappa bottling featuring the wonderfully aromatic "Uva Moscota Fior d'Arancio." Vittorio Gianni Capovilla uses his rare bain-marie still to slowly distill and preserve the lively honey and citrus qualities of the grape. Grappa fans will note the extreme purity and freshness of the spirit and applaud Jan d'Amore for bringing it to the American market. John Rankin

  • grappa
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $61.99

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $219.99

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

Jean Grosperrin 1989 Cognac de Collection L'Isle d'Oleron

This beautiful single cask of Cognac comes from the collection of Jean Grosperrin, negociant extraordinaire and champion of pure spirits; no added sugar, boise (essentially liquid tannin, made by reducing oak chips in boiling water) or other additives. This is a 25-year-old Cognac with grapes coming from the sandy soils of the island of Oleron, off the west coast of France. The island was once renowned for its production, but years of increased tourism have resulted in only a handful of growers remaining. Rich but elegant, this cask balances still fresh flavors of fruit (apple, pear, pear skin) with baking spice, sultana, almonds, marzipan, and a slight salted caramel quality. This Cognac is fully evolved, with unmistakable savory, umami notes of rancio  on the long and complex finish, but without sacrificing any of the lift and freshness. This is an utterly charming single cask of pure and authentic spirit with lots of soul. Perfect as an after dinner drink, or a gift for the brandy lover in your life. Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $224.99

Duplessis, Gérard 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

 The Montmains vineyard lies on the left bank of the Serein River a bit south of Vaillons.  The soils are comprised of clays over limestone.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

The 2016 Montmains from Duplessis shows great poise and nuance that belies the struggles of the early portion of the vintage, first with calamitous frost and then with two straight months of rain (and attendant disease pressure). Yet what’s in the bottle is generous and vibrant, if not as a flamboyant, as Chablis from other growers, such as Fevre, Billaud-Simon, or Dauvissat. The robe is a pale greenish yellow to the rim. The nose offers aromas of stone fruit and golden apple, white flowers, and a touch of brine  with some notes of pear skin and mint. The palate is supple on the attack with flavors veering more toward orchard fruits than citrus and a building a sense of minerality on the mid-palate that carries over on the persistent and building finish. This has a rather subtle expression of the left bank of the Serein terroir, that while nuanced becomes more intriguing with each sip. Rather more Chopin than Sousa, but quite agreeable. A fine pairing with pan-roasted scallops, sautéed white corn and braised scallions, and an heirloom tomato salad. Fine texture and breed that would be lovely with crab and pasta or grilled oysters with garlic butter. This should knit beautifully over the next free years in the cellar, but a sheer joy to drink now. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 41 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

2014 Mont de Milieu. Pale green yellow robe. The nose is a bit circumspect on opening, but ith air gives way to cool aromas of forest, lime pith, white flowers, and wet stone. The palate is tense and tight and coiled, offering a tension between flavors of citrus peel, russet apple, quinine, and salty minerality. This has great cut, but is beginning to offer some generous fruit and electric brightness. Truly delicious and mouthwatering. Clearly in its infancy, but this is one of the more expressive and vibrant bottles of Duplessis I’ve sampled.  Dynamite with velvet crab soup with red vinegar and crystal shrimp dumplings. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic

Fichet 2016 Meursault Les Tessons

One of my favorites wines from the vintage and if anyone is thinking of a great gift for the Burgundy lover, this is a fine selection. The 2016 Fichet Meursault Les Tessons has a gold-green robe. Upon opening there’s a fair amount of reduction with aromas of citrus, ripe apple, and stone, which give way after a couple of hours to ripe orchard fruit, hazelnut, wet stones, and lemon curd. The mid-weight palate offers a firm core of minerality with fine density and pure, vibrant ripe fruit that offers a perfect balance of richness to accompany a deeply stony, palate-staining finish. This is a truly beautiful Tessons that should age effortlessly. I love Fichet’s wines, but this is truly beautiful and emotionally satisfying. I’d lay this down for 5-8 years and enjoy for the next 15-20. A truly fantastic Tessons and shows just how adept Jean-Philippe Fichet is in even hugely difficult vintages. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $114.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $309.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,649.99

Champagne

Barbichon NV Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs

From year to year there seem to be few greater values in Champagne than those of biodynamic grower Thomas Barbichon in Gyé-sur-Seine in the Aube. From his 9 HA domaine he produces wines of purity, elegance, and precision. The current disgorgement of his Blanc de Noirs is Point Noir dominant. The robe has a faint peach hue. The nose offers fine mélange of floral and red fruit aromas, hints of wet stone, orange oil, and toast. The palate is bright and racy, yet ample with crunchy minerality and a brisk, mouthwatering finish. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Mouzon Leroux NV Champagne Extra Brut L'Atavique base 14

Mouzon-Leroux in the grand cru village of Verzy on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims makes Champagnes of great finesse and precision through  good farming (they've been working biodynamically since 2008) and astute wine-making. Made from 100% Pinot Noir and macerated for 16 hours and aged in a combination of tank and barrel. With soft mousse, fine bead,  and pale salmon robe, the 2014 L'Incandescenct rosé saignée offers aromas of wild strawberry, peach skin, watermelon, orange oil, and sea spray. The broad saline palate shows flavors of wild berries, citrus peel, and red currant on a mid-weight, succulent, persistent finish. There's a subtle background spiciness here, with cool herbal nuances and a suavity that is often lacking in saignée Champagnes. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $239.99

Chantal Lescure 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Les Bertins

The Chantal Lescure Pommard 1er Cru "Les Bertins" is from a one hectare parcel of old vines on the Volnay side of Pommard, at the base of the slope in clay over hard  limestone and rocky debris. There is a pre-fermentation maceration followed by a long, slow fermentation with wild yeasts, with aging in 30% new barrels with one soutirage after 18 months. The wine shows a deep red/black color with bright, elegant aromas of blackberry and black cherry, deep and meaty with rose, earth and blood orange. The palate is dense and chalky with round, sappy blackberry and red currant fruit, licorice and minerals, lifted by bright acidity. The finish is long with saline minerals and black fruits lingering on the palate. Decant if drinking now - this very elegant Pommard will benefit from five years of cellaring, then enjoy until 2035. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2017 Cote-de-Beaune Clos de Topes Bizot Rouge

From vines planted in 1960,  high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru L'Ecu, facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. The grapes from this high elevation vineyard are harvested late and undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration, aging is in two and three year-old barrels. The 2017 shows high-toned aromas of ripe black cherry fruit with rose, black pepper, earth and citrus, quite elegant. The palate is dense and earthy with sappy black cherry - intensely mineral with firm acidity, earth and black fruits that linger in the long finish. This is a quite elegant and "mineral" Burgundy at a very reasonable price, that will benefit from a few hours open or three to five years of cellaring.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

Chantal Lescure 2017 Volnay

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

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Chantal Lescure 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Chouacheux

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

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • 3 in stock
  • $94.99

Cote-de-Nuit

Arlaud 2016 Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Grand Cru

From biodynamically farmed 45+ year-old vines. Aged in 1 year-old barrels. The 2016 Arlaud Clos St. Denis is perfumed and earthy at the same time. Stony, deeply fruited, gorgeous nose. Exuberantly aromatic, with aromas of roses, game, black cherry. Fabulous concentration. This has Grand Cru breed. Pungent stoniness and dense orchard fruit on the palate. Dazzling intensity and sap over a profoundly mineral core.  Great persistence and the classic 'peacock's tail' on the lingering finish. This is sophisticated, energetic, and displays great nascent complexity at this stage. Again, wow! This is excellent juice and will be glorious in 10-15 years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $309.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $899.99

Chantal Lescure 2016 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes

From the village portion of Les Damodes on the Vosne side of Nuits St. Georges. Dark ruby verging on purple robe. The nose offers aromas of plum, blue fruits, blood orange rind, a touch of iron, with a bit of oak. The mid-weight palate has bright acidity, flavors of black currant, plum skin, cherry stone, and a pungent earthiness on a long, faintly grippy finish. This has good density and punch on the mid-palate with a fine core of soil notes. This is clearly young, but balances mouthwatering acidity, Nuits St. Georges tannins, and beguiling dark, ripe forest fruits. Decant now or allow the elements to knit. This has a lot of flair and should make for a classic expression of Damodes with 5-7 years in the cellar.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

De Montille 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $649.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Jane et Sylvain 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin

From 45 to 60 year-old vines, certified organic, mostly in En Pallud (below 1er Cru les Corbeaux). The low yields and small berries of 2016 really show in this dense and well-structured Gevrey. The aromas are elegant and deep with chalky black raspberry and black cherry, the palate is dense and concentatrated with fabulous length of black fruits and minerals, Carafe many hours in advance if drinking now, best to cellar five years and drink until 2035+. This will be a superb mature Gevrey and is highly recommended.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $799.99

Germany

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $26.99

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

  • red
  • 56 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $26.99

Ziereisen 2015 Baden Pinot Noir Rhini

Rhini has similar terroir to the Talrain vineyard (limestone and iron-rich clay), located mid-slope on a large hill. Grapes are hand-harvested, undergo spontaneous fermentation in wood followed by two years of aging in barrique (30% new oak). Many of the barrels in use are from a cooperage in Franken. Salty raspberry seeds, herbs and incredibly grounding earthiness with just enough texture from the oak, vibrant red berries, juicy cherries, balanced by elegant acidity. Enjoy now or put down for ten years. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $64.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 59 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • 19 in stock
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  • red off-dry sparkling
  • 24 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 4 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
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Italy White

  • white
  • 8 in stock
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  • white
  • 54 in stock
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  • white sparkling
  • 35 in stock
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  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
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Kosher

  • red kosher
  • 60 in stock
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  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

Loire

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

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

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 54 in stock
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Fresche (Domaine du) 2017 Anjou Blanc Moulin de la Roche Evière

Alain and Christine Boré produce delicious organic wines on their estate in Anjou that are sensational values for everyday enjoyment. Their 2017 Anjou Blanc (Chenin) is superb, with lovely aromas of pear and apple, fresh herbs, lime-flower and honey. The palate is round and supple but nicely balanced with firm acidity, showing green apple, dried pear, stone and honeyed citrus and minerals that continue in the long finish. A simply delicious dry Chenin that will accompany seafood, grilled or in sauce, chicken, goat cheeses, etc... DL 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $13.99

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

Gaudry, Vincent 2017 Sancerre Melodie Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Vincent Gaudry, located in Sury-en-Vaux, has been organic and Biodynamic certified beginning in 1993. The 2017 "Melodie des Vieilles Vignes" is from 50-plus year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, and is fermented naturally with wild yeasts. This is an outstanding Sancerre showing elegant aromas of ripe pear, quince, almond, citrus and lime-flower, really quite lovely. The palate is fresh and lively with dried pear, flint, smoke and herbal flavors, very silky and elegant and happily unlike most modern Sancerres. The stone and subtle fruit flavors continue in the refreshing finish, making this a superb food wine with anything from oysters to grilled fish and fish and chicken in sauce. And Crottin de Chavignol, of course. Highly recommended and a good value! David Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $28.99

Grange aux Belles 2018 Vin de France "53" Cabernet Franc

From old vines of Cabernet Franc on schist, most planted in 1953, de-stemmed, short fermentation with no extraction, bottled with minimal or zero SO2. The 2018 "53" shows a bright, deep red/purple color with lovely, very pure aromas of cassis and black raspberry with rose and a hint of spice, really lush and pretty. The palate is supple, round and ripe with dense cassis and berry fruit backed by firm acidity. The alcohol is a bit high, at 14%, but there is nice freshness to the wine and the fruit is extraordinarily pretty. Yum, serve cool and enjoy!! David Lillie

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Deux Monts

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Rosé

The 2018 Bourgueils of Stephane Guion, tasted in early February 2019, are just extraordinary, with an extra layer of vibrant fruit, beginning with this gorgeous Rosé. 50 years of organic farming and great traditional winemaking give this refreshing wine its perfect balance with beautiful fruit and great earthy expression of the limestone/clay terroir. The wine shows lush strawberry/raspberry aromas with citrus, rose and earth. Raspberry, blood orange, melon and earthy flavors on the ripe but dry palate which is framed in firm acidity and saline minerals. This is a real rosé of terroir, and for lovers of Cabernet Franc it's one of the greatest values around - drinking beautifully now and through 2020, with burgers, roast chicken, grilled pork and charcuterie. David Lillie (Sorry, arrival delayed until 8/1)

  • rosé
  • 46 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon 2017 Vouvray Les Déronnières

The grapes for this new cuvée from Francois Pinon used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec. In 2017 the potential alcohol was not too high, so the Pinons vinified it as a dry wine, with  5.6 grams rs/liter. The wine shows elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with impressive density and length. A great dry Vouvray with fantastic minerality that will age beautifully!  Normally thought of as a fish wine, the flavors and texture of this wine will make it pair beautifully with poultry and white meats as well.  Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2015 Vouvray Brut

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

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

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2015 Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé

François and Julien Pinon make some of the finest sparkling wines in the Loire Valley. The superb Brut Non-Dosé comes from 45 year-old Chenin Blanc vines on Turonien limestone with topsoils of clay with silex. The fermentation lasts 4 to 6 weeks without added yeast or sugar. 2015 is a beautiful year for this wine as the good weight and density of the vintage are balanced by firm acidity, contributing to the elegance and structure of this cuvée. The wine shows aromas of citrus peel, pear, green apple brioche, fines herbes, white flowers and stone, really quite elegant. The palate is creamy and dense, with pear, parsnip(?), stone, anise, mineral, herbal and bitter lemon flavors on the palate. (Sorry for the overwrought description, but the wine is extraodinary!) The mousse is fine and refreshing and there is fabulous length of white fruits and stone flavors lingering in the finish. This very young wine is superb now but is a great candidate for extended aging - for twenty years or more - a few years ago we tasted a 1976  Pinon Brut that was sensational!  This is very highy recommended! David Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tessier 2017 Cour-Cheverny La Porte Dorée

"La Porte Dorée" is from 40 to 90 year-old Romorantin vines grown on clay soils with limestone bedrock. The juice undergoes a long, slow alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation, and the wine ages in old foudres and barriques. Minimal SO2 is added before bottling.  This is a very young wine that will benefit from decanting or 3 to 10 years of cellaring. Serve now with fish or chicken in a cream sauce and with a wide variety of full-flavored cheeses. Lovely wine!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tessier 2018 Cheverny Rosé (Pinot Noir, Gamay)

Always a treat, this year's iteration of the Tessier rosé is a bit darker than the 2017, which was all Pineau D'Aunis. This time around, it's a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, with more concentrated fruit than the pale and subtle 2017, but the essential backbone of minerality and fresh acidity is there. Flavors of Ocean Spray Cranberry, and a bit of hibiscus, and wet stones. With fried, grilled and otherwise salty foods, this should be perfect! 

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Cheverny Rouillon

50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay from a small parcel of clay and flint soils over limestone of Blois. 2018 is a great superb for the reds from Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat at Clos du Tue-Boeuf as the wines show ectraordinary ripeness while retaining lovely balance and freshness. The 2018 Rouillon shows bright, floral tart plum, raspberry and wild strawberry aromas with citrus and earth. The palate is ripe and sappy with wild strawberry, plum skin, earth and spice. The finish is long with citrus and mineral flavors and a bit of tannin. Irresistible now, this should be very interesting after a few years in the cellar. Zero or minimal SO2. David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2018 Touraine La Butte (Gamay)

100% Gamay on clay and flint over limestone, organic and biodynamic farming. The 2018 La Butte shows a level of ripeness never seen before in this wine with bright, deep strawberry and raspberry aromas  with pretty floral notes. Quite dense red fruits on the palate, supple and textured, really lovely with the lush fruit lifted by refreshing acidity. This is just plain yummy and will accompany just about anything. David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Venier 2018 Cheverny "Le Clos des Carteries"

The cherubic Christian Venier is a cousin of the Puzelat brothers from Clos du Tue Boeuf, and like them, an early proponent of making wines the old fashioned way, without additives or manipulation.  His parcels are meticulously tended, and the wines of the Venier family always have a special vibrancy that I can only ascribe to the magic of the place (or maybe the wild yeast populations in the parcels or cellar). Clos de Carteries is all Gamay in 2018, from roughly 20 year old vines on clay and limestone with sand and silex. Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 20 days, followed by 6 months in tank. Violet and floral notes on the nose, great concentration, with subtle peppery notes, and a very graceful finish. It's drinking nicely now, which is a treat, as the Venier reds often need a bit of time in bottle to harmonize after arriving to New York.    ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

Verdier-Logel 2018 Côtes du Forez Cuvée des Gourmets

The Verdier-Logel "les Gourmets" is from the estates oldest Gamay vines, grown on granite terroirs on the slopes of the Massif Centrale, west of Lyon near the upper reaches of the Loire river.  Odile Verdier on 2018: "The very hot and dry month of August posed a real test to achieving proper maturation of the grapes. In the end,  in reward for attentive and hard work in the vineyards, the harvest resulted in very good quality and quantity, Nature gave us a lovely 2018 vintage." Ten-day whole-cluster semi-carbonic vinification. The wine shows a lovely deep red/purple color with ripe aromas of crushed raspberry and red currant, with hints of rose, spice and citrus - ripe but quite bright and fresh. The palate is round and pretty with the berry fruits backed by a nice earthy/mineral character that continues in the refreshing finish. Serve this delicious Gamay a bit cool with roast chicken, grilled meats and mountain cheeses.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 50 in stock
  • $17.49

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Verdier-Logel 2018 Côtes du Forez Volcanique

The Verdier-Logel "Volcanique" is from volcanic basalt soils on mountainsides of the Massif Centrale. The grapes undergo a three week whole cluster fermentation followed by aging in vat. The 2018 shows a bright red/black color and elegant lush aromas of crushed black raspberry with hints of dark chocolate and licorice. The palate is round and ripe with dense black raspberry and blackberry fruit with plum, earth and mineral flavors that are lifted by firm acidity. This is a beautiful Gamay to drink over the next three to five years, served cool, with saucissons,  terrines, pot au feu, chicken stew, meats in sauce and mountain cheeses.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.49

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Burgundy

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $46.99

Misc. Europe

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $16.99

  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

Misc. France

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $16.99

  • rosé
  • 41 in stock
  • $16.99

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $21.99

Laguerre 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

Eric Laguerre's "Eos Rouge" is an elegant blend of 80% Grenache from 40-year-old gobelet-trained vines, with some Carignan and Syrah from soils of decomposed granite, gneiss, and some veins of quartz. Like "Le Passage," the grapes are fermented in fiber tanks with native yeasts for about two weeks, then aged in concrete. The beautiful 2018 shows bright aromas of cherry, strawberry and black raspberry with hints of blueberry and musk from the Syrah, quite pretty and pure. The palate shows a potpourri of ripe red and black fruits, with earth, cocoa and spice in a refreshing frame of cool acidity and mineral flavors.  The high altitude and the primarily granite soils give Eric's wines a bright and vibrant character that makes them great pairings with a wide variety of foods - we loved it with a grilled burger from grass-fed beef, but grilled pork and chicken would be great as well.  This is one of the best values in the store and perfect with summer menus - thanks to Eric and Corinne Laguerre for thier great organic farming and delicious, affordable wines! David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lavie 2017 Bugey Mondeuse

The 2017 Mondeuse comes from a small, biodynamic estate cradled in the hills of Bugey where Guillaume Lavie worked the western-exposed vines facing the Dent du Chat Mountain in Savoie. The first vintage we tasted from this winery was the 2016 which was as bright and clear as an Alpine lake. His follow-up vintage affirms our initial impression that Lavie just gets it. The 2017 was fermented whole cluster for two weeks then pressed into barrel for aging. A touch riper than the '16, silky tannins coat the palate and bear the lush fruit with marvelous levity. The finish is lengthy with peppery spice and river stone. Serve with a slight chill alongside charcuterie, game birds, or strong, creamy cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lavie 2017 Bugey Roussette

The 2017 Roussette (Altesse) is wonderfully round and supple with great balance of ripe fruit and crisp acid. The wine spends 11 months (half in barrel and half in cuve) on its lees before bottling with around 20mg/L of added sulfur. The nose is fresh and almost tropical with bright aromas of mountain herbs and tangy citrus. The honeyed palate carries its weight with grace and all the pedigree of the Bugey AOC. There is a satisfying interplay of orchard fruits, white flowers, and savory minerals on the finish, and a nascent flavor of beeswax that we expect will deepen after 3-5 years in the bottle. A lovely example of Roussette that we highly recommend! Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

Les Fouques 2018 Côtes de Provence La Londe Cuvee L'Estelle

 Domaine les Fouques has been certified Biodynamic (Demeter) for over 20 years, and also raises sheep, ducks, chickens and guinea-hens on their old-fashioned mixed-use farm. The La Londe "Cuvee L'Estelle" is their best rosé from old vines of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle. Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2018 is a subtle and beautiful wine showing a very pale pink color and aromas of peach skin, orange peel, rose, earth and raspberry. The palate is elegant and silky with stone and saline mineral flavors beneath peach, wild strawberry, brown spice and citrus peel. The finish is refeshing and long with nice density. This is a lovely rosé of terroir that will drink beautifully over the next three years. Serve with grilled fish, pork and chicken, salade Niçoise, or just sip by itself.  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Freres Ledogar 2018 Corbieres Roug'é Clair

Carignan and Mourvedre, with less than a day of maceration, yielding a SUPER fresh and zingy, very light red. Tangy and refreshing, with none of the tartness that is the common downside to these light red/dark rosé-style offerings in the market. Drink cool or cold, and make sure to save some for Thanksgiving!  ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

L'Ostal (Ostal) 2017 Vin de France Baran 1.5 L

100% Malbec from the South-West of France (the wine is Vin de France, but it's technically Cahors). Charlotte and Louis Perot are off to a great start with their young domaine, L'Ostal. This is an elegant, dark expression, with freshness and honesty. A very pure, natural wine, that should develop nicely with another 5 or so years in the bottle, or over the course of the night if opened soon. Proof that not every natural red is a juicy, light, glou glou wine. It's just as possible to have a dark, savory and supple red, as long as the vineyards are yielding high quality fruit, and the winemakers are careful with maintaining good acidity.   Eben

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Mas des Chimères 2017 Terrasses du Larzac Caminarem

"Caminarèm," from winemaker Guilhem Dardé, is a blend of equal parts Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Carignan from the Terrasses du Larzac AOC. The vines range in age from 20 to 100 years old and are planted in basalt soils. The grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed, fermented with native yeasts, then assembled and matured in various sized barrels for a year before bottling. The 2017 shows a deep ruby color in the glass. The nose is effusive with savory notes of sage, white pepper, blood orange and rosewater. The palate offers the firm, tightly-knit tannins of youth, but with some air (and especially on the second day), shows deep, brooding layers of dusty minerals, snappy red currant, citrus, and salty plum on the long, persistent finish. This is a beautiful wine that has great balance of fruit and acid. Decant if drinking now or save for 2025-2030. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Monts et Merveilles 2015 Vin de France En Marge (Syrah No SO2)

"En Marge" is from a high-elevation vineyard of that name on limestone soils in Camplong, in the Haut-Minervois, 100% Syrah. The wine was aged for three years in old barrels and vat and was vinified and bottled with zero SO2. The 2015 shows a deep garnet color in the glass and offers classic aromas of black pepper, funk, and blue fruits with more complex aromas of dusty minerals,  dark chocolate, and fennel. Well-knit tannins give a silken texture to the rich and supple palate while flavors of ripe blue fruit, sarsaparilla, and dried herbs emerge on the finish. A terrific natural wine for the table alongside grilled meats or mildly spiced Indian dishes. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Monts et Merveilles 2017 Vin de France Alchimie

The 2017 "Alchimie" is a direct-press rosé of Syrah grown in a high-altitude parcel with limestone soils in Camplong, above Félines-Minervois. This is a robust, natural rosé that has some structure and serious depth: a tiny amount of residual sugar adds body and versatility with food. "Alchimie" combines notes of ripe red cherry and raspberry with complementary savory earthy character and limestone minerality. Try this wine chilled with spicy Mediterranean and Asian dishes, like Moroccan tagine, chicken or pork shawarma, or even a Thai curry. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 22 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monts et Merveilles 2018 Vin de France Acceptation

Laure Boussu and Julien Audard created their Domaine in 2012 and now control 4 hectares of vines in the Haut-Minervois, above La Livinière. Laure and Julien approach winemaking from an agro-ecological and biodynamic standpoint: they practice minimal intervention, and sulfur is rarely added during the vinification process. The cuvée “Acceptation” is a blend of Cinsault and Carignan from purchased fruit in Biodynamic farming, as they lost a large percentage of their crop to mildew. The 2018 vintage is a ripe, intensely aromatic one. Floral perfume and fresh fruit dominate the nose. The palate shows pinpointed acidity along with vibrant blackberry and  cherry fruit. Pair with escargot if you can (the best friend to Cinsault) or a braised lamb dinner.  John David Crosby

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monts et Merveilles 2018 Vin de France Haiku

"Haiku" is a blend of mostly old vines of Carignan with a small amount of Grenache, grown on limestone soils in  the Haut-Minervois near Cassagnoles. The 2018 deftly condenses all of the ripeness from the warm growing season into a plush offering of succulent red fruit with soft velvet tannins underscored by bright citrus acidity. There is a rustic character to the aromas: worn leather, game, and some funk mingled with earthy spice and hearty mountain herbs. This is a bottle that is charming for its simplicity, but we expect it will gain complexity with 2-3 years in the cellar. Serve cool if drinking now and try pairing with charcuterie, sheep and goat's cheeses, or tagines.  Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre NV Vin de France Vin de Grenache Demi-Sec

Every few years Thierry Navarre makes a new batch of his late-harvest "Vin de Grenache" - this version is outrageous - it's an oxidative orange wine (!) showing a dark orange color and aromas of dried fruits - apricot and prune - brown spice, walnut, honey and wildflowers with slightly sweet palate of ripe black cherry, dried apricot, brown spice and minerals. Serve with dried fruits and nuts, strong cheeses or just enjoy by itself - only 36 bottles for the US, please 3 btl maximum purchase. David Lillie

  • rosé off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

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

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $43.99

Peillot 2016 Roussette du Bugey Montagnieu Altesse

Another fantastic Altesse from Frank Peillot! The 2017 is radiant with vibrant yellow fruits from the sunny growing season. The texture is just waxy enough to hint to the golden honey years ahead of it with some bottle aging. For now, taut minerals usher the succulent orchard fruits and mountain herbs over to a long crisp and saline finish. Pair with pork chops, hard cheeses, or fried chicken. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

Peillot 2017 Bugey Mondeuse

Though we generally love Mondeuse from each of its provinces, there is something inexpressible about tasting a bottle from the sub-Alpine region of Bugey. The vineyards of Montagnieu are perched high above the Rhône Valley, a fact evident from the distinctly Rhône-esque aromas that rise from the glass. The 2017 is seductively perfumed with tree bark, black pepper, campfire smoke, and violets. The bramble fruit character that we typically find on the nose and palate is a little more reticent, which is surprising for this sunny vintage. Yet the palate is energetic and taught, with crunchy tannins and snappy red currant flavors that grip the palate. An excellent choice for charcuterie, sheep's milk cheese, or roasted chicken. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

Puech Redon (Eric Texier/Cyril Cuche) 2017 Vin de France (Pays du Gard) Apparente Rouge

A collaboration between our good friend Eric Texier, and a biodynamic farmer named Cyril Cuche, this is a spicy and juicy red from the Gard, in southern France. Cyril’s family owns a massive chunk of land, which he has been working organically and biodynamically for over a decade. The estate has always practiced polyculture with wild forest, grains, vines, and more, all contributing to the biodiversity. Without any winemaking experience, Cyril turned to Eric Texier to help produce a wine with wild yeast fermentation and no added SO2. This is their first vintage working together and the wines are great! Fresh, zingy, and hearty too. Rhone flavors, but with light body and very chillable.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Tinou (Serge Hondet) 2014 Jurançon Cuvee Tradition

The 2014 Domaine Tinou Jurançon Cuvée Tradition is made from Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng, grown in Serge Hondet's beautiful vineyard near Lasseube, certified organic since 1964. The soils are essentially sandy clays with stones and gravels from the Pyrenees, over the local limestone, "Calcaire de Lasseube." The wine shows lovely pale gold color, vivid aromas of lemon, pineapple, honeysuckle, stone and brown spice, elegant and subtle. Creamy lemon, pear and stone flavors on the palate, balanced by citrusy acids. 62 grams of RS per liter, but seems dryer. Lovely finish of lemon, exotic fruit and minerals. Serve this lovely wine with foie gras, patés, full-flavored cheeses and lemony desserts or just sip by itself. Highly recommended. Don't worry about the low price - this is a sensational dessert wine that will really please a crowd on Thanksgiving!

  • white medium-sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Tissot, Stephane 2016 Cremant du Jura Indigene

The Indigene is a special Crémant that starts in the same way as the basic Cremant, with a blend of 50% Chardonnay / 40% Pinot Noir / 5% Poulsard / 5% Trousseau. The difference here is that 60% of the wine is fermented and aged in barrel, and most notably, that Stephane uses his Vin de Paille* as the liqueur de tirage for the second fermentation. As far as Stephane knows (and he KNOWS Jura), he is the only producer doing this in the region. So, it's zero dosage, but using this special wine that is aging in his attic gives a level of complexity and richness that is not achieved with the entry-level Cremant. A spectacular Cremant, and due to some harvest issues in 2017, probably the only Tissot bubbles we'll get to drink in 2019.   Eben Lillie *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_wine    - for an article explaining vin de paille

  • white sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

Ausonia 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Anfora

Ausonia’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Anfora is made using an ancient method of fermenting and storing wine in clay vessel (or amphora) which originated in Georgia and was used by the Greeks and Romans for centuries. The amphora helps protect the wine from oxidation and gives the wine a tannic and earthy, yet mineral-driven character.  Ruby red in color, this Montepulciano has an intense aroma of red fruits, sweet spices, dried flowers and turned earth. The palate is full-bodied and complex with a dense core, lush tannins, bright acidity, and flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry compote, dark chocolate, dried violets and a distinct minerality. The finish is long and earthy and full of licorice and herbal notes. This wine would make an excellent complement to hearty dishes, red meats, roasted vegetables, and grilled mushrooms. Anna DeBeer

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

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

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $17.99

Cornelissen, Frank 2012 Etna CS (Chiusa Spagnola) Munjebel Rosso No. 9

The newest member of the MunJebel family – acquired by complete coincidence:  Frank was tending one of his plots when he noticed a vineyard with promising looking vines, but grass so unkempt that it towered above the bush-trained vines.  After a bit of inquiring, he found that the land belonged to one of his workers and was able to negotiate a lease.  The vines needed a lot of work, but after the pruning he realized that the vineyard was ungrafted and decided to bottle it as a new MunJebel.  Stylistically it falls somewhere between the MC and VA in weight and acidity.  The flavors also seem to run more herbaceous and savory, but by no means under-ripe.  Delicious, and a happy addition to the lineup.  JR

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2012 Etna MC (Monte Cola) Munjebel Rosso No. 9

MunJebel “MC” is sourced entirely from Frank’s plot in the Monte Colla vineyard which produces the densest and most concentrated of his offerings.  At about 800 meters in altitude, it’s a very steep, terraced plot, with 40 year-old vines planted in the traditional alberello (little tree) training, which is thought by many to create wines with improved richness and complexity.  This is not a timid wine, and aromas of black cherry and cassis fly from the glass.  Those same fruit flavors permeate the palate for a powerful wine.  Not for the shy!  JR

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $64.99

Cornelissen, Frank 2012 Etna VA (Vigna Alta) Munjebel Rosso No. 9

“VA” stands for “Vigne Alte,” and is comprised of Frank’s oldest vines in the high-altitude crus of Barbabecchi, Guardiola, and Tartaraci. The average vine is quite old at 80+ years and, quite impressively, is grown on native rootstock. We can’t blame the Phylloxera bugs for not wanting to climb the 900+ meters some of these vines reside on. I always find the VA bottling to have the most acid, and a wonderfully lifted floral quality to the wine. In this vintage the wines have gained in depth and concentration, but if you’re after one with a lighter touch, this is it. JR

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic

Foradori 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego Lezer 1.5 L

The ultimate summer red wine, but in grande bottiglia!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

Saetti, Vigneto 2018 Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGP Rosso Viola

Luciano Saetti produces this lively Lambrusco, vinified completely without additives including SO2. It has a deep ruby color with a nose redolent of brambly red berries, dried violets, delicate hints of sweet spices, and a slight meaty tone. The wine is more frothy than it is fully sparkling, with a velvety texture cut by bright acidity with a slight tannic bite. On its own, it shows more overtly floral and quite juicy but, as a good Lambrusco should, it shines with food. Try it with charcuterie, pasta bolognese, pepperoni pizza, or as a match to any rich dish (burgers!).  

  • red sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • No Sulfur

Misc. Spirits

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

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • fortified aperitif wine
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

Forthave Spirits Amaro Marseille 375ml

The Forthave Marseille Amaro is truly unique affair. Based on a medieval recipe of four thieves who, as the story goes, traded their secret concoction for clemency. It is at once soft and assertive. Eucalyptus, mint, cinnamon, dried lemon peel, dried tea leaves, and honey dominate the nose, while the palate further reveals star anise, lemon extract, a touch of vanilla, and cloves. Marseille uses raw honey as a sweetener, and similar to something like Amaro dell'Erborista by Varnelli, it gives it a wonderful, soft and lush texture. Perfect as an after dinner digestif. Oskar Kostecki

  • bitter
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

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

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

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

Portugal Table

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $7.99

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Gilda

70% Castelão Frances, 25% Alfrochiero, and 5% Merlot from the unforgettable Tiago Teles, in the Bairrada DO of Portugal. Tiago is in spirit and practice aligned with what some call the "natural wine" movement. Fermentation is always with indigenous yeast, with minimal addition of sulfur, and very little extraction, new oak, or any other modern techniques. He's enthusiastic about Portugal's history and the future of winemaking in this small but important country. The Gilda is medium bodied, with great energy and acidity to keep it fresh. An exciting addition to our Portugese section! Total SO2 17mg/l (that's low!) Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Maria da Graça

This is 90% Alfrocheiro from young vines, and 10% Bical (a white grape), from clay-limestone soils. Grapes are foot stomped in 6000L lagars for about 10 days and then aging is for about a year, until the wine is bottles without fining or filtration. I tasted this wine several times in the last year or so, and I kept finding it a bit closed and tight. Not too tannic, but nonetheless structured and tough. Just yesterday (April 4th), Tiago came by to pour a few wines and say hello, and the Maria de Graca was singing! Now it was almost Burdundian in its elegance and finesse. The fruit was pronounced and more open, and the tannins were soft and integrated. Now that it's really opening up, it should be a great pleasure to drink for many years to come. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

Rhone

Charvin 2018 Cotes-du-Rhone Rose

A 1.5 ha parcel of about 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, sometimes with some Bourboulenc and Mourvèdre that averages just 35hL/ha annually.  Organically farmed and entirely harvested by hand with sorting done in the vineyard. The 2018 rosé shows a pale pink color and lovely aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, rose and peach skin. The palate is silky and mineral with subtle raspberry and cherry fruit with stone and citrus flavors, quite long and elegant and finishing with refreshing acidity. This should open up nicely over the next few months and will be a great companion to seafood, chicken and grilled meats this summer. Lovely wine!

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2016 Beaumes-de-Venise Cuvée Saint-Martin

(Last of stock) Guy and Thomas Jullien at la Ferme Saint-Martin are making some of the finest wines in the Southern Rhône on their organic estate in Suzette, near Beaumes-de-Venise. One of their best wines, the Cuvée Saint-Martin is made with 85% Grenache from 60 to 105 year-old vines grown on clay over limestone (Triassic) soils. Vinification is with wild yeasts, with no added SO2 until a tiny amount before bottling - this is a "natural" wine of great quality.  Deep red/black color, with ripe plum, red currant and strawberry aromas, very floral and lush with hints of licorice, garrigue and earth. The palate is ripe and dense with deep chocolately blackberry and plum liqueur with earth and spice, finishing with firm acidity and citrusy red fruits. This is an outstanding southern Rhône red and a great value - serve with grilled foods, Moroccan tagines and Provençal stews.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2016 Côtes du Rhône L'Austral

Though we love Thomas Jullien's traditional expressions of the Rhône Valley, his more avant-garde offerings like "Austral" are a pleasant departure from tradition while maintaining a sense of place and varietal character. The 2016 is a blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc that were macerated for one week before spending nine months in vat followed by a year in barrel. The wine shows a lovely honey gold in the glass and offers complex aromas of chamomile, apricot skins, and spiced pear. The palate is round and waxy with pretty notes of stone fruit and subtle lavender. Bitter notes of herbal tea on the long finish. A full-bodied wine with enough acid to lend structure and elegance. Serve with a slight chill but not too cold! Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2017 Beaumes-de-Venise Costancia

A blend of Grenache and Syrah, hand harvested, de-stemmed and aged in foudre, with a low addition of sulfur at bottling. 'Costancia' is a great example of a fuller-bodied wine from grapes grown on predominately limestone marl soils at the highest altitude plantation of vines in Beaumes-de-Venise (~500 meters above sea level), which lends the lift and structure to balance the dark, sappy fruit. Blackberries, black pepper, and bloomy rind cheese peak out on the nose while chalky tannins streak through the lush black plum, prune, blueberries, and savory herbs on the palate. Decant to enjoy now with burgers, grilled pork loin, stews, or put down for 5-8 years. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2017 Beaumes-de-Venise Terres Jaunes

An excellent value from Beaumes-de-Venise, 'Les Terres Jaunes' is a blend of ~75% Grenache and ~20% Syrah both from 30+ year-old vines, and a small percentage of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Counoise. Organically farmed, aged in concrete with very little sulfur added at bottling, this is a truly terroir-focused wine. I love the rich texture with powdery tannins, and after some time decanting, it definitely softened and opened up. Full of ripe black cherry, plum, and preserved raspberries with more savory undertones of olive, oregano, dried tobacco and a touch of dark chocolate.  Plenty of complexity in this deep Southern Rhône wine to sit and contemplate, and would be excellent with heartier or gamey fare. MD

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2018 Côtes du Rhône Les Romanins

Guy Jullien at the Ferme Saint-Martin is one of the pioneers of organic and natural winemaking in the southern Rhône, and his great work continues under his son Thomas. Made from hand-harvested young vines of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, the 2018 "Romanins" has a dark, inky robe. The nose is deeply pitched and savory with aromas of cassis, blackberry, plum skin, garrigue and leather. The concentrated palate displays deep  black fruit flavors and a tactile earthiness, but remains balanced, with plenty of drive on the long, lingering finish. This lovely, great value Côtes-du-Rhône would be terrific with grilled boneless leg of lamb, stuffed zucchini, or a hearty daube. Serve slightly chilled. (Bottled with minimal SO2, not fined or filtered.)  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 61 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferme Saint-Martin 2018 Ventoux La Gérine

From loam and gravel soil, the vines from Ferme Saint-Martin’s La Gérine face south in the municipality of Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron. Here, the vines are between 25 and 40 years old. La Gérine is a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Carignan and 25% Cinsault, with an emphasis on the bright red fruit of these Rhône varieties. The wine is semi-carbonically macerated between 7 and 14 days, giving it a wonderful spark out of the bottle upon opening. Finally, it is aged in concrete vats for about 6 months. Winemaker Thomas Julien notes that he wanted to “create an easy red…for people who don’t drink red wine.” From this philosophy, we’ve gotten a lovely light red hue in the glass, a floral nose, and a palate of sour cherry, orange, cinnamon, pear and a tart, crunchy finish. A wine made to be chilled, this is a great choice for an apéritif, with soft cheeses or charcuterie. John David Crosby

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Graillot 2017 Crozes-Hermitage

After the lush and powerful 2015 and liltingly precise 2016 vintages how does this edition measure up? Perhaps less aromatic fireworks or textural flamboyance, but there’s a lovely and poised interplay of black fruits (more on the black currant and wild blackberry spectrum), Syrah gaminess, and garrigue (though with some cooling herbaceousness), fine-grained tannins, and a salty, savory mineral kick on the finish. And while I love the last pair of vintages, this has plenty of reserved charm and—dare I say—typicity. Drink now, I suppose, though it being Graillot, you could wait another 10 years. Re-buy? Even as the price goes up, this is still one of the greats in Crozes-Hermitage and whenever I taste an aged example, I kick myself for not buying more, way back when. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $43.99

Thomas Jullien 2018 Ventoux Sur le Rose

Thomas Jullien farms vines on and around Mount Ventoux in the Southern Rhône, and produces the Sur La Rose from mostly Grenache with a bit of Syrah. The 2018 vintage shows candied berry fruit, melon, and strawberry aromas, with a hint of citrus and spice. On the palate, the wine is ripe but very well balanced, with pleasing acidity and minerality complementing flavors of pure cherry, ripe strawberry, watermelon, and citrus. The finish is pretty and mineral, with a refreshing, cooling quality. A great end-of-summer wine: perfect for sipping on the patio or the fire escape with or without food. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 53 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rum

  • rum
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • rum
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

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

Sake

Midori-Kawa Honjozo Niigata "Green River" 720ml

Honjozo is sake made with a small amount of brewers alcohol added during the final stages of the fermentation process. The added alcohol extracts more flavor from the mash, yielding a more effusive character. Midorikawa is a distinctive brewery in Niigata Prefecture, deviating from the classic light-bodied and elegant sake typical of the region. Everything they produce spends at least a year resting before it's released, leading to a richer, more umami-driven beverage. Notes of apple, pear skin, and melon interweave with a delicate nuttiness and aroma of dried leaves and flowers. A beautiful honjozo! Oskar Kostecki

  • Honjozo
  • 2 in stock
  • $37.99

Scotch Malts

Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year 750ml

Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay that specializes in mostly unpeated or very lightly peated whiskies. On the other hand, they are masters of sherry cask aging, and the dried fruit, toffee and baking spice quality of this malt integrates perfectly with its coastal, slightly saline character. Terrific value for a Scotch single malt of this age and quality. Oskar Kostecki

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisk Machir Bay

Kilchoman is the first new distillery on the famed island of Islay for 124 years. The concept is a "farm distillery" that houses every aspect of the production, from growing the grain to bottling the barrels. The results are fantastic with soft peat and salty citrus flavors. This bottle is a vatting of three, four and five year old whiskies, with meticulous barrel selection giving the scotch a more mature profile than one may think.  JR

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

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

Springbank 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

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

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

South America

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

Spain Fortified

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

  • white flor fortified
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Spain Table

Benito Santos 2018 Rias Baixas Albariño Saiar

Saiar is a certified organic vineyard of Albariño grown on granitic soils. Fermented with wild yeasts in tank, with aromas of citrus zest, jasmine tea, and orange blossoms and a dry, focused, mineral-driven palate. A classic with oysters and a stellar apéritif!

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Jordi Miró 2016 Terra Alta Ennak+

From Jordi Miró in Catalunya, this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan, Alicante and Syrah. It's dark, savory, and generous on the nose. It should age nicely over a 1-3 year period, but is definitely a wine for the moment, forward, and ready to go for any summer grill. For fans of Montsant and Priorat reds, this should be a hit.   ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Losada, Diego (La Senda) 2018 Bierzo Tinto 'Vindemiatrix'

This is a great example of what the terroir of Bierzo is capable of! Diego Losada works completely organically with these 60+ year old vines and creates a field blend of mainly Mencía for the "Vindemiatrix" with a bit of Palomino and Doña Blanca. The wine is unfined, unlfitered, raised in concrete tanks and then bottled with minimal SO2 in accordance with his low-interventionist practices. This vintage has a beautiful freshness and menthol quality that lifts this medium bodied wine. The nose has a really nice soft violet and roasted fruit quality, and the palate shows deep purple and red plum, ripe cherry notes, and soft powdery tannins. Rich enough to match with the smoke of grilled dishes, but refreshing enough to serve chilled on its own. MD

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $18.99

Matías i Torres 2017 La Palma Tinto Negramoll

La Palma native Victoria Torres makes this mineral red wine with her family's large Roman press of Canarian pine that dates back to the 1800s. Her Negramoll vines come from vineyards in both the fertile north of La Palma island at very high altitudes (up to 1400 meters), and in the warmer, lower southern zones, which combine for an alluring, layered fruit profile. Partially fermented with whole clusters (about 30%), vinified in American oak, old chestnut barrels and tank—and then blended. Élèvage is in 600L French barrels. The 2017 is a little brighter than the previous vintage, fresh and very approachable.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

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

Valencisco 2011 Rioja

This is a satisfyingly old-school Rioja, from the Valencisco estate, which is known for producing this sole Rioja instead of making Reserva or Gran Reserva bottlings. The result here is a complexity of fruit, and dried herb flavors that is rarely found at this price. Concrete vats are used for fermenation, and a combination of French and American oak for aging.   ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

Vinos Autenticos 2016 Vino de Espana La Traviesa

All Garnacha (Grenache) from vineyards in the Sierra de La Contraviesa mountains, in Andalucia, Spain. Maceration is about 4 days, without stems. Fermentation is in steel, with aging for a year in old barrels. This is a spicy, fresh expression of Garnacha, lighter bodied than one might expect, but still hearty and substantial at the same time.   Eben

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Tequila

Tapatio Blanco 110 Tequila

Fabrica La Alteña, located in the "Golden Triangle of Tequila," in the highland town of Arandas, has been crafting some of the most interesting tequilas for close to a hundred years. As one of their most cherished brands, Tapatio has been extremely popular in Mexico, but only recently available in the United States. Made using very traditional methods, the agave is crushed by tahona, with distillation in copper alembic stills, distilling not just the juice but also the fiber of the agave. Tapatio has a rich flavor and definite presence on the palate. The 110 proof intrigued us as being one of very few over-proof tequilas on the market. The nose leads with eucalyptus, mint, chalk, rainwater and honeysuckle. The palate is intense in flavor, but drinks  more smoothly than its proof would have you believe. The herbaceousness of the nose  follows through on the palate, more eucalyptus, tea tree oil, aloe. Notes of melon rind and raw honey, a viscous, oily texture and very long finish. With a few drops of water more sweetness emerges, along with citrus zest. We don't hesitate drinking this neat, but it also makes one of the best Paloma cocktails we've ever had. Oskar Kostecki

  • tequila
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

  • tequila
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

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

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

  • mezcal
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

  • mezcal
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

United States Red

Folk Machine 2018 Central Coast Gamay Noir Rose

Natural fermentation from a new Gamay experiment winemaker Kenny Likitprakong is overseeing in the Arroyo Seco AVA, this is a beautiful, elegant, decidedly fresh red-fruited rosé. A very short maceration makes this light in tannin and color. Bottled in green glass, which is made from much higher levels of recycled product and has a considerably smaller carbon footprint. Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

United States White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Holden 2016 Willamette Valley Vermentino

Sterling Whitted proves again that he is a winemaker to watch with this sublime 2016 Vermentino from Applegate Valley, Oregon. Whitted sources grapes from 40-year-old vines planted in red volcanic soils at 1,600ft above sea level in the historical Layne Vineyard in southern Oregon. After the fruit is pressed it spends 18 months on its lees with no battonage and only minimal sulfur at bottling. The front label looks like a scene from a Bruce Brown documentary; which at first feels like slapping a Roxy decal on a Porsche, until the second sip floods the mind with images of athletic surfers gliding on Perfect Waves. The 2016 offers vivid coastal aromas of surf and salty seashells mixed with mountain herbs and anise. The palate is creamy from the extended time on the lees and shows ripe tropical fruit that surges over a long, stony finish. This bottle will pair beautifully with a number of delicious seafood dishes, recently it awed with a boiled lobster salad with fresh tomatoes and onions. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $26.99

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

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

Vodka

  • vodka
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Whisky

Couvreur, Michel Overaged Malt Whisky over 12 years old

Before he passed away in 2013, Michel Couvreur was undoubtedly one of the most interesting and inventive of independent whiskey bottlers. Along with experimental cask regimes that included everything from ex-Calvados to ex-Jura Vin Jaune barrels, Mr. Couvreur was a specialist of the sherry cask, travelling extensively throughout Andalucia sourcing the very best butts to age his purchased Scotch. The Overaged 12 Year is a perfect example of that, a heavily sherried malt with an approachable price-point. Chewy and viscous on the palate due to its complete lack of filtration, it has notes of raisins, sultana, fruit cake, dried candied fruit, and leather. Perfect for a cold Christmas evening. Oskar Kostecki

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

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

  • whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 750mL

The words of Mark Twain still ring true in 2017: "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." Our seasonal single cask collaboration with Wigle from Pittsburgh is finally here! Wigle makes a wonderfully spicy and earthy rye whiskey, and this year's expression is no different. Gingerbread and candied orange dominate the nose, while the warming palate of this nearly cask-strength whiskey leads to more savory notes of nutmeg, clove, cedar and white pepper. This is perfect for sipping neat, but I wouldn't hesitate letting it loose in a  Sazerac! Oskar Kostecki

  • rye whiskey
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $66.99

  • Organic