Cidrerie du Léguer NV Lannion 'Granit' Cidre Rosé

Cédric Le Bloas is making delicious ciders in Lannion, Brittany, France (check a map, it's WAY up there). His grandfather was a cidermaker, and although this didn't continue through his father's generation, Cedric found himself drawn back to Brittany after years spent away. Upon returning, Cedric and his wife Kate came upon four hectares of orchard for sale, with trees ranging in age from 25 to 40 years old. They've converted the orchards to certified organic farming and work with a mix of heirloom and local varieties. Apples are harvested by hand and the juice goes through a 'keeving process' (removal of pectin) to ensure a clarity and natural delicate sweetness to the finished product. Fermentation is spontaneous and the cider undergoes its second fermentation in bottle, no sulfur is added. 'Granit' rosé is in reference to the predominant soil type in the orchard (granite), and the medium salmon-rose color comes from a small addition of black currants. These fruits also come forth on the nose, alongside notes of black tea and cherry candy, the palate is pleasantly off-dry, with a surge of McIntosh and tart green apple, currant juice and just a slight hint of tannins on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • Sparkling
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • Sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Alsace

Bechtold 2018 Cremant d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois/Chardonnay)

A blend of Pinot Auxerrois and Chardonnay (yes, Chardonnay in Alsace!) from a long-time organic estate in Alsace. Very classy, dry and framed by mineral cut. There's enough golden fruit and brioche on the nose to give the sense of broadness, but overall it's a clean and fresh traditional style sparkler... and a fantastic deal!  -EL

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Austria

Alzinger 2020 Wachau Dürnstein Gruner Veltliner Federspiel

Sourced from vineyards around the town of Dürnstein, on more gravelly, sandy, alluvial soils in contrast to the more stony meager soils further up slope. The 2020 boasts an extremely mineral nose with hints of smoky flint, lime and an almost piney herbaceousness. The palate springs open with a prickle of spritz and white pepper with flavors of lime and green pear. A powerful long stony finish balanced with lively acidity. A wine to drink now but that can age for a couple of years.  Perfect for white meats like schnitzel or turkey , white fish, green vegetables, salads and cheeses. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Brundlmayer 2019 Kamptal Loiserberg Grüner Veltliner Loiserberg EL

Erte Lage (1er cru) vinyard. This wine derives from a vineyard on the “Loiserberg” wherein one also finds the site “Berg Vogelsang”. The difference is that the Grüner Veltliner from “Loiserberg” grows on a south to southeast facing slope, which is less exposed to the winds. The soil stems from decomposing granite consisting of gneiss, mica-schist, and some clay and loess. The 2019 is an atypical vintage for Loiserberg showing an abundance of herbaceous notes such as vetiver and flint in addition to the green apple and citrus. Extremely mineral and herbaceous on the palate as well, backed with typical green apple and white pepper. Medium body and  cool acidity lead to a very savory long finish with a salty echo. A very serious Gruner begging for some hearty winter fare!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nikolaihof 2019 Wachau Grüner Veltliner Im Weingebirge Federspiel

Thought to be Europe's oldest documented vineyard, the name “Im Weingebirge” dates back to the 5th Century. The wines from this vineyard are known to have impressive depth and minerality. The soil is varied with loess on the higher terraces and deep topsoil over primary rock lower down the slope. The wine ages on its lees in old barrels, giving it a creamy texture. In 2019, the Gruner from this ancient vineyard comes across as sunny, fresh and ebullient. The nose is bright and zesty with lemon oil, stone fruit, stony minerality and crisp herbaceousness.  Flavors of citrus and pear mingle with white pepper, a hint of menthol and minerality. Bright acid with a zesty finsh. Super classic and sprightly! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $40.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Pittnauer 2020 Burgenland Perfect Day

54% Muscat Ottonel, 29% Sauvignon blanc, 8% Chardonnay, 4% Gelber Muskateller, 5% Traminer
Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay spend 2 weeks in open vat on the skins, Tramier spends about 3 weeks on skins in amphora. The Muscat and Gelber Muskateller see less skin contact. After aging in amphora and old barrels, the four wines are blended before bottling. The nose is exploding with floral aromas. In the glass, it's a hazy, opaque grey/orange hue. A fascinating wine with a small cult following!  -EL

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

Preisinger, Claus 2020 Burgenland Rózsa Libre!

For fans of the Puzsta Libre, or fans of Claus Preisinger, or anyone who likes  delicious rosés... the Rozsa Libre is here! Mostly Zweigelt, with a bit of Sankt Laurent, fermented and aged in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation. Light and summery, the new vintage is super fresh, with a hint of strawberry on the palette, and overall addictively thirst quenching.     -EL

  • rosé
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Salomon-Undhof 2018 Kremstal Kögl Riesling

For centuries Kogl (a Premier Cru) has been a legendary site of Salomon Undhof. From south-facing stone walled terraces at  220-310 meters altitude above Stein, the urgestein soil of primary rock  with a high percentage of gneiss and crystalline schist and a thin chalky topsoil is ideally suited to Riesling . The family's oldest Riesling holdings are here and in the Pfaffenberg, with vines ranging from 60-70 years old. Hand-harvested, destemmed and crushed with 12 hours of maceration on the skins, then pressed off. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel for 10 weeks following by ageing on the lees in steel until bottling in May. Offering  up text book aromas of petrol, minerality, lime blossom; the palate bursts with juicy peach and lime with a stony spritz. A refined, elegant and mineral infused finish. Perfect with white meats and fish, salads, green vegetables and fresh cheese. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

Stadlmann 2018 Thermenregion Pinot Noir Classic

The Stadlmann family has been making wine since the 1780s in the Thermenregion; sheltered from the northern winds by the Vienna Woods, it is one of Austria's warmest wine growing areas. The 'Classic' line of wines are aged in large, used barrels to showcase the true character of the grape and terroir.   -CB

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

Descombes, Georges 2019 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes

As much as I love Burgundy, there are times that the occasion calls for a beautiful Beaujolais. And a sticky night in June is just such an occasion. And with a magret of duck from the Greenmarket and sautéed tatsoi, the newly-arrived Georges Descombes 2019 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes beckons. The robe is a marvelous mulberry purple. The nose is perfumed, with pretty notes of black raspberry, wild cherry, graphite, and spice. The ripe (but lithe) palate balances a juicy freshness of red berry and plum character with a fine-grained, earthy undercurrent of structure. But at the moment the ebullient fruit is singing with grilled duck breast (though I wouldn’t hesitate to pair with salmon, roasted zucchini and carrots with salsa verde, or saucisson) and playing off the bitterness of the mustard greens on the plate. This is a cracking bottle of Chiroubles that welcomes a light chill and seemingly banishes humidity. This should be a pleasure to taste over the next couple nights and warrants socking away a few bottles for a more mature drinking experience. This is sensational and but for a little granitic spice, this rivals the magical 2014 Regnié VV for sheer joy. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Regnié Vieilles Vignes

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2020 Morgon Côte de Py

The Desvignes' parcels on the Côte du Py sit near the top of the famed hill. Now in the 8th generation of this family of winemakers, siblings Claude-Emmanuelle and Louis-Benoît work their parcels organically and hand harvest their 11 hectares in Morgon, looking for peak ripeness and healthy fruit to make elegant and structural, age-worthy wines. Grapes for this cuvée come from vines averaging around 70 years in age, planted on manganese-rich schist soils. Semi-carbonic fermentation and further aging on fine lees is in concrete tank. The 2020 Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of ripe blackberry with hints of violet, dark chocolate and earth. The palate is velvety and ripe with blackberry and black currant fruit with a nice chewy, earthy texture. There is nice balancing acidity and earthy mineral flavors to balance the copious fruit -  serve cool and enjoy now or hold 5 - 8 years.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

Bordeaux Red

Cartier 2016 Saint-Emilion

The second label to Chateau Fonroque, this Merlot-based red comes from limestone/clay soils in St. Emilion. Vines average 35 years of age and fruit is harvested by hand. The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic

Chateau Falfas 2017 Cotes de Bourg

In the glass, this the wine is dark and plummy, but not densely concentrated. A very fresh and floral nose, showing forest cherry, blueberries, wild strawberry, under scents of lavender and violets. On the palate, there is a crisp blackberry and raspberry character, with richer plums - joined by herbs, salt and graphite. A fresh, bitter note of dark citrus pops above an ever-lasting flavor of earl grey tea on the nervy finish. Complex, clean, and mouthwatering - this is a winter wine with great energy! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chateau Falfas 2019 Cotes de Bourg Les Demoiselles de Falfas

Dark core in the glass, with light red edges. A great nose, plush with floral tones and fresh red fruits. Hints of ginger and cola, adding a spicy but fresh accent to the wine. On the palate, a mineral center tingles the tongue, with red plums, dark strawberry, graphite, and a finish of sweet tobacco before a bitter kick. Structurally, great acidity and wonderfully placed, medium tannin. High-toned Bordeaux for those looking to drink big but to not stuff yourselves. This note was written on the first night... we'll see how this shows tomorrow! I'm expecting something lovely. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Chateau Micalet 2019 Haut Medoc Origine

The Chateau Micalet Haut-Medoc "Origine" is from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grown on deep beds of gravel in Lamarque. The Fedieu familu created this wine to be a slightly lighter and more ready-to-drink version of their Haut-Medoc, with a shorter cuvaison and without aging in wood. The Origine has a beautiful nose, with ripe blackberries, dried blueberries and an elegant combo of orange peel and clove. On the palate, the wine is full and bold, with black pepper, dark cherry and a zesty accent of cassis and plum peel. Structurally, the wine shows just enough generous texture, a mineral zing, and medium acid. A fantastic buy at under $25! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Clos Puy Arnaud 2014 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

This wine is from the limestone plateau of near the village Belves-de-Castillon. It is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, from vines averaging 30 years old. Fermented naturally in wood and cement. Aged in barrel, with 10% being new wood, for 8 months before going into cement vats for 5 more months. Clos Puy Arnaud is owned by Theirry Valette, who brought the estate into both organic and biodynamic certification. The wine is beautiful, and really shows itself 3 or so hours after opening. The nose is dense and heady, full of ripe  dark flowers, crushed cherries, with a savory waft of dried fruits like raisins and dates. The palate has a spark of firm black plum and graphite. A  broad and warming body with tannin on all corners of the mouth refreshed by straight, balanced acidity. Delicious! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fonroque 2014 Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion

This is a great Bordeaux to bring to your Holiday parties! Château Fonroque is a superb certified biodynamic and organic estate near Saint-Émilion. Owned by the Moueix family since 1931, the estate is a proponent of traditional wine-making techniques with hand harvesting, spontaneous yeasts, and limited use of new oak. An elegant Bordeaux with precise minerality, the wine is a blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) of 35-year-old vines planted on limestone soils with some portions of clay on the hillside of the vineyard. The wine is fermented with native yeast in concrete vats and then aged in oak (with 30% new), keeping the freshness of the vintage. The resulting wine is a Bordeaux with energy and tension, bright calcareous minerality, great acidity and grippy tannin. On the nose, the bouquet is complex and lively with crunchy cranberry and black cherry, tart dark berries, dried tobacco leaves, Moroccan spices, earth, purple flower and savory notes. Drinking beautifully now, pair this wine with classic fare, such a steak, roasted rack of lamb, duck breast and full-flavored cheese, or age it for several years (7 years or more). Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Artigiano Giuseppe Castelli Grappa Barolina 750 ml

Distilleria Castelli is a small, family-run operation in the heart of Piedmont working with neighboring growers/winemakers to repurpose the grape pomace left behind from vinification, into surprisingly aromatic and delicate grappas. The Castelli family collects the pomace and ages it in sealed tanks to help intensify the flavor, and is then distilled and aged for  several years in stainless steel. The Barolina Grappa is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo vineyards, distilled and then aged for 6 years in stainless steel, bottled at 50%ABV, leading to a softer, rounder mouthfeel than the grappa my grandfather used to have open at parties. The nose presents a melance of honeyed apricot, daffodils, and Meyer lemon peel, and on the palate flavors of stonefruits, wildflower honey, and cardamom. Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Dudognon Cognac 'Vieille Reserve'

A beautifully elegant Cognac, that, although quite old, remains delicate and complex on the palate. The aromas show maturity but are subtle and clean, as is the very long finish. Highly recommended.

  • brandy
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

Dudognon 40 Year-Old Cognac 'Héritage'

Dudognon makes Cognac completely differently than large Cognac houses. The grapes all come from the estate vineyards around the house in Grande Champagne. There are no additions made to the spirit, such as the caramel coloring commonly used by the large producers. The distillation is controlled by human hand, and not a computer. The resulting spirits are light and full of finesse, but also quite complex and long. JR

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

  • brandy
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • marc
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99

Burgundy White

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

The Hasard’s Bourgogne Blanc is made from hand-harvested and certified organic Chardonnay grown on a limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. The native-yeast fermentation lasts 10 months in barrel and only minimal SO2 is added at bottling. The 2019 is more fruit-forward on the nose, with aromas of dried mango, pear followed by ripe yellow fruits and river rocks. The palate is mineral, saline, and layered with notes of dried apricot, fennel, white flowers, and stone on a very generous finish. An excellent value white Burgundy that would pair well with oysters, cheeses, or roast chicken with herbs.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

Chapuis & Chapuis 2020 Bourgogne Blanc

The Chapuis brothers come from a viticultural family in Aloxe but created their own domaine in 2009 after years of working both abroad and in the cellar of Philippe Pacalet. The fruit is a combination of negoce and domaine and they are in their third year of organic conversion. The wines are made with an absolute minimum of fuss, with little to no new oak and added sulfur only when deemed absolutely necessary. This Bourgogne Blanc is the kind of white Burgundy that I've been craving and drinking often recently, with lovely open aromatics of crisp green apple, preserved lemon and sea shells. On the palate, the wine feels racy and fresh, with more citrus and floral notes and a salty savory character that will make a great companion to crab or oysters this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $54.99

Frantz Chagnoleau 2020 Macon-Villages Clos Saint Pancras

Frantz Chagnoleau's wines are store favorites these days. The "Clos Saint Pancras" is a single parcel of vines averaging 30 years, in lightly chalky soils with a lot of small stones. This is juicy and bright, with lime, crisp white peach fruit and white flowers. The back end is distinctly stony and fresh. Aged in a combination of older barrels and tank, this shows no trace of oak. Really, this is so appealing and tasty - a classic bistro wine in the best sense. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

Here's a white Burgundy with the perfect weight and texture to complement your Thanksgiving dinner - and at a reasonable price!  We're extremely happy to have the wines of Guillemot-Michel back at Chambers Street! Along with Jean and Gautier Thevenet, and Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes, they are making white Burgundies with more depth and minerality than anything comparably priced in the Cote D'Or. The 2018 Quintaine is a gorgeous white Burgundy, showing a brilliant pale gold color and complex aromas of poached pear, almond, candied lemon, kiwi, stone and lime-flower, elegant and quite beautiful. The palate is round and dense, a bit riper than the 2017, with firm acidity, showing cool stone fruits and citrus with caramel, stone and mineral flavors. The finish is long and very mineral, with chalky white fruits lingering on the palate. This is a young wine, give it some time in a carafe if possible. (At a recent tasting, the 1989 and 1990 were showing beautifully, so put a few in the cellar!) Beautiful wine - congratulations to Pierrette, Marc, Sophie and son-in-law Gautier!

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2019 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

Created in 2017, this cuvee is issued from grapes in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard, vinified in amphora of 800 liters. The 65 year-old vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" an old root-stock obtained in 1880, giving very low yields with magnificent small grapes, of a deep gold color. The Retour a la Terre presents the exotic notes typical of the domaine with an extra dimension of expression due to the respiration of the amphora. The small grapes of "Champ-Rond" ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol -  they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the elevage in amphora gives the wine a great purity.  The wine shows elegant floral, white fruit, apricot, lemon and stone aromas. The palate is round, dense and silky with fabulous length. This is a superb white Burgundy that is delicious now and will cellar beatifully for fifteen to twenty years. Highly recommended!

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

From a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils. The Lafouge "Les Hautés" is a beautifully dense and well-structured Burgundy in this low-yielding vintage.Subtle, rather delicate aromas of lime-flower and citrus, with white fruits, stone and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and bright with mineral flavors predominating, with pear, lemon peel and herbal notes, quite pure and refreshing, and beginning to show some notes of maturity. The opposite of an oaky fruit-bomb, this is beautifully showing the terroir and benefits from the years in bottle - it will accompany shellfish, sole, flounder, cod, white meats and young goat cheeses. 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

Lafouge 2019 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

Les Meix Chavaux is located beneath Les Luchets and adjacent to Les Chevalières. Lafouge's vines are 80 years old, planted in calcareous clay producing Meursault with  textbook richness and minerality. The 2019 Meix Chavaux shows elegant pear, lemon, lime and floral aromas. The palate is rich and ripe with white fruits and exotic citrus covering the chalky core, with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the finish. Serve with full-flavored fish dishes, poultry and white meats, mild cheeses. This is a beautiful young Meursault that is delicious now and over the next ten years. (12 btls only)

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $61.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

Morey, Pierre 2018 Bourgogne Blanc

The 2018 Pierre Morey Bourgogne Blanc, sourced from three parcels in Meursault, is a show-stopper of a wine. Upon opening, it shows lemon, a touch of creme brulee crust in the nose and an overall sense of richness that one would expect in a solar vintage such as this one. However, this is all held firmly in check by plenty of acidity and a sense of salty minerality that comes to dominate the wine. It is spilling over with chalk and cool stoniness, adding tension and focus as it sits in the glass. Everything else kind of fades away, leaving only you and the earth. This is magnificent for the level and will satisfy Burgundy cravings tonight or in five years if you are inclined to put a few bottles in the cellar.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Rateau 2020 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc Chardonnay

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely Biodynamic wines in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils.  In the 2020 vintage,  the wine is quite round and lucious showing floral aromas with almond, ripe pear, apple and spice with hints of citrus. The palate is silky and supple 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! 

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $239.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

One of the continuing delights of selling the Champagnes of André Beaufort is tasting the recently disgorged back vintage wines, such as this 1998, disgorged for our order in October of 2021. The balance between freshness and maturity is compelling (not to mention delicious). The 1998 Polisy Brut: orange peel, lemon oil, iron and brine on the nose. Nori, preserved lemon, ginger, and limestone on the taut palate. This has an intriguing sapidity that seems at least as akin to Chablis whose soils it shares as anything from the Marne. Try this with smoked salmon on rye crisps with mustard butter as an apéro, or better yet a plate of Kumamoto and Olympia oysters. This is a satisfyingly savory Champagne for the table. . (Disgorged 10/21, Lot n. 1998P). John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort from the superb 2002 vintage - 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 in Oct 2021 after 18+ years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged for this order in October 2021. 2008 continues to delight, even 13 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts!

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2009 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

This is classic Beaufort: balanced, rounded and finely filigreed with a judicious dosage. In truth, the 2009 Ambonnay Grand Cru tastes very dry for a Brut, closer to an Extra Brut in style. It shows a burnished golden yellow in the glass, adorned by a finely beaded and generous mousse. The nose offers notes of brioche, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, white flowers, and honeysuckle. The palate is powerful and broad, accented with aromas of Cortland apples, apple pie, and nutmeg that lead to a lingering, herbal finish. The 2009 Brut shows the pedigree of its Ambonnay Grand Cru fruit. It's delicious now, but it also has real aging potential. (Lot #09A. Disgorged Oct 2021.)

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $88.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2014 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

As with most vineyards from Beaujolais north to Champagne, 2014 was typified by uneven weather and a cool damp summer, but was saved in the end by a warm, dry September, producing bright, well balanced wines of moderate ripeness. The 2014 Ambonnay Brut, disgorged in October of 2021, boasts a super-fine bead and soft frothy mousse. The nose is redolent of dried flowers (chamomile), orange rind, and stone fruit with a briny top note. The palate is firm and  concentrated, with flavors of pear skin, russet apple, and spices, underlain by a firm chalky core. And while this displays the power of the Ambonnay grand cru, this shows fine elegance nuance, with layers of mineral detail. Lovely juice, indeed! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

The 2019 Beaufort Polisy Rouge Coteaux Champenois (stilll wine) is 100% Pinot Noir grown on the Kimmeridgian limestone of Polisy. 2019 is a vintage of beautiful ripeness, but showing only 11% alcohol thanks to the climat in Polisy and the Beaufort's superb organic farming. This is a must for any lover of old-fashioned red Burgundy, we can't wait to try it. 36 bottles available.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 11/20)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged December 2020.

  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2019) Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

The current release of Beaufort Polisy Reserve Brut Nature NV  is based on the 2019 vintage and was disgorged for this order in October, 2021. All in all, this is a pretty fascinating bottle, juxtaposing quite exotic fruit against a bracing mineral character. The nose and palate are awash with yellow florals, stone fruit and pineapple, while the back end is intensely chalky, with the limestone coolness adding length to the significant acid structure. This is very good and would make a great accompaniment to some crab salad this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bérêche NV (2017 Base) Extra Brut Rose Campania Remensis 1.5L

Bérêche's Campania Remensis is a consistently fascinating rosé Champagne, in a category fraught with uninspiring wines. The 2017 base is 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunir with 5% still red wine from Ormes on the western side of the Montagne de Reims. Fermented in oak. Aged under cork and hand disgorged. The 2017 base boasts a pale salmon peach robe and fine bead.Pomegranate, wild strawberry, currant leaf, and salted plum on the nose. The palate is brisk and fresh with rosehip, wild berry, crushed herbs over a salty core,  and long, chalky finish. This is a touch more svelte than some years, but it more than makes up for this with energy and brio. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $199.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2017 Base) Champagne Brut Nature Beaux Regards Chardonnay

Les Beaux Regards is a blend of two parcels of Chardonnay in Ludes on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims planted in 1964 and 1970. The loamy clay soils produce a Champagne more vinous in character, rather than exclusively taut and chalky.

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

  • Organic

Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Échappée Belle

The 2019 base l’Échappée Belle reminds us of the beautiful purity and vibrancy of Étienne Calsac’s Champagnes. Though the domaine is located in Avize this wine speaks more to its origins in Grauves (considered Côtes des Blancs, though more aligned in character to Coteaux Sud d’Epernay according to our friend writer Peter Liem) with a just a nod towards the south-facing village of Bisseuil on the lower slope on La Montagne de Reims.

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

  • Organic

Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Les Rocheforts

100% Chardonnay planted in the 1980s from the southeast-facing Les Rocheforts lieu-dit in the 1er cru village of Bisseuil on the Montagne de Reims. Aged in tank and barrel and blended with a reserve wine from a perpetual cuvee dating from 2012.

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

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

Doquet, Pascal NV (2014 base) Champagne Diapason Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay from the grand cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. Comprised of 52% 2014 fruit and 48% reserve wines. Disgorged 12/2/2020. Dosage 3.5g/l. Pale lemon yellow robe, fine bead soft mousse. Lemon oil, chalk, rainwater, sorrel, and apple skin. Salted lemon, citrus pith, lemon curd and quinine on the palate—mouthwatering, and electric. Fine energy and great sapid mineral core. The chalk is perfectly knit and well worn. Svelte and assured, long lingering finish. Very Mesnil and perfect balance. Lovely.

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

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

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

Larmandier-Bernier NV (2014) Champagne 1er Cru Terre de Vertus BdB 1.5L Mag

One of the earliest proponents of biodynamic viticulture in the region, Larmandier-Bernier makes beautifully detailed, natural Champagnes of terroir. Terre de Vertus is sourced from the Les Barilles and Les Faucherets lieux-dits on the middle of the slope in Vertus. Fermented in a combination of tank and barrels, bottled without dosage.


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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie-Courtin 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Concordance Sans Soufre

We continue to be dazzled by the striking purity and expressiveness of the Dominique Moreau's wines. They show great balance between pure fruit and mineral detail with an ineffable suavity that tugs at the heart.  Comprised of 100% biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir  and vinified with native years  for the initial fermentation in addition to the prise de mousse and bottled without sulfur, this is a splendid natural Champagne full of red fruit and Pinot spice as well as a broad supple palate derived from the clay limestone soils and warmer Aube climate. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

Ruppert-Leroy 2018 Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir "Papillon"

 From a parcel of massale-selected Pinot Noir vines within the  Fosse Grely vineyard in Essoyes. Pretty aromas of peach skin, salted orange peel, and golden apple on the nose. The palate is lush and red-fruited with notes of Queen Anne cherry, spice, and wet stone. This combines fine concentration with a sapid, mineral core. Bottled without SO2. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $259.99

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

There's a great deal to admire in the Champagnes and ethic of Aurelien Suenen. His wines combine beautiful fruit with a frank minerality in a graceful way. This results from conscientious farming (Suenen has been in transition to organic certification since 2009), deft work in the cellar (native yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation, moderate use of sulfur, and dosage determined by blind tasting trial). Aurelien's  releases display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. The 2018 release was disgorged in June, 2021 and bottled with 4g/l dosage.

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

  • Organic

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Oiry Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Wines from the village of Oiry are typically sold under the Cramant designation (we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet), so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees. The 2018 was disgorged in June of 2021 and bottled with 3 g/l dosage.

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

  • Organic

Tarlant 2004 Champagne Vigne d'Antan Non-Greffée

From 80 year-old ungrafted Chardonnay vines--one of the only ungrafted vineyards in Champagne. Vinified in used barrique, no malo, very low sulfur, bottled without dosage. The current disgorgement spent 14 years and 9 months on the lees.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

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

Cote-de-Beaune

  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

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

Lafouge 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins

Les Chanlins, a premier cru bordering Volnay, expresses the prettier side of Pommard. A continuation of Volnay Pitures (formerly known as Volnay Chanlins until 2006), the vineyard is steep with more limestone and pebbles rather than clay, producing wines which are typically more generous than backwards.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $61.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $41.99

Seguin-Manuel 2019 Bourgogne Rouge

Seguin-Manuel has flown under the radar for many years, making really pretty elegant Burgundies in both colors. They farm organically, use a minimum of new oak and produce wines tate spak of their origins. This is an excellent Bourgogne, with understated red and black cherry skin and fruit, a touch of eucalyptus and an intensely chalky, dusty mineral finish, with a little touch of red sherbert.  -SE

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

Magnien, Stephane 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins"

The Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins" is another new cuvée from Stephane Magnien, first made in 2016, and it's an absolutely delicious wine! It's made from young vines of Pinot Fin, the old smaller-berried variety of Pinot Noir, in the vineyards of "Bas-Chenevery" and "Crais-Gillon" on gravelly soils. There is a 12-month elevage in mostly old barrels, followed by 4 months in cuve inox - only 200 cases were made.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $55.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $94.99

Germany

Adam, A.J. 2019 Mosel Riesling Dhroner Hofberg Réserve

Dhroner Hofberg Trocken "Réserve" AP  no. 25945810921

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Adam, A.J. 2020 Mosel Dhroner Hofberg Riesling GG

A. J. Adam 2020 Dhroner Hofberg Grosses Gewächs AP no. 2 594 581 07 21

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 6 'Senior'

Lauer ‘Senior’ is Florian’s nod to making a style of wine his grandfather (Peter Lauer Sr.) would enjoy. His aim is to make a feinherb, wine for the table from 70-year-old, ungrafted vines on the Kupp.Just a bit drier than Feinherb and a shade sweeter than trocken, Lauer ‘Senior’ offers a fine entry in the the Lauer lineup with just a bit more sap and substance than the delicious Barrel X. The wines is a pale yellow with shades of green. The nose offers an array of citrus peel, cool herb, bracken, and green tea aromas. The just-shy-of-midweight palate features tangerine and grapefruit peel flavors with notes of white cherry, lime skin and salt with a note of phenolic bitterness on the the rising, lifting finish. The pinpoint balance between savory mineral character and thirst-slaking fruit and acidity is compelling and beckons for another swirl and another sip. Time in the glass brings a distinct saline quality to the fore. Great energy and value at this level and fabulous with a lemon risotto with shrimp and an arugula salad, though this can navigate the holiday table with ease. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Stein 2020 Mosel St. Aldegunder Palmberg Terrassen Ries Kab Trocken

A kabinett trocken positively begging for superlatives and far-fetched analogies Uli Stein's 2020 Palmberg Alte Reben is sourced from steep parcel of 90+ year-old un-grafted vines. Decidedly pale yellow robe. The most ebullient nose of the wines: white flowers, bee pollen, apple blossom, honeysuckle nectar, underripe white peach skin, a faint hint of acacia honey (were it not sweet) and salt (whew!). The palate is the most dynamic and concentrated, seeming to reach skyward and plumb firmly the mineral depths of the site simultaneously. The mid-weight, dry palate offers flavors of salted plum, peach pit, orange oil, salt, and lady apple, girded by a firm slatey core and imbued with wave upon wave of white and yellow orchard fruit flavors, giving way to a savory, palate-staining finish. This is excellent but only revealing a hint of what’s to come. This is showy and long without seeming flashy and cries out more time in the cellar to allow the dry extract and fruit to knit with the crystalline structure. Beautiful stuff and worth tucking away for the 5-10 years and beyond.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $94.99

Cantina del Lupo 2019 Monferrato DOC Nebbiolo

Made from organically farmed grapes, by one of the Langhe’s largest organic vineyard owners, with vines on the margins of the great sites of Barolo and Barbaresco. They make more than they can sell under their own label, so we’ve lucked-out: the wine is delicious, ready to drink, and a great buy at the price. Classic Nebbiolo, with roses and a hint of dried red cherries, earthy forest floor, and fine acidity.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $849.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Elio Sandri is still not the household name he deserves to be considering the extremely high quality of his wines. This bottling is entirely from grapes within Barolo that did not get selected for the eponymous bottling, so he uses them for this more entry-level bottling, ferments in steel, then ages in a combination of neutral wood and tanks for a short time. The nose is savory with notes of dried earth, sun-dried tomato, rhubarb, oregano, and the palate has more freshness, salinity, and present, but approachable tannins that make this a great current drinking Nebbiolo, especially with heartier fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $86.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Oltretorrente 2020 Timorasso Colli Tortonese

Oltretorrente has produced a wonderful Timorasso since they were founded in 2010 by Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscenti. The vines, planted in 1996, are tended organically with biodynamic practices and the grapes are vinified simply: the bunches are pressed whole-cluster and fermented with native yeasts in steel, resting on the lees for 8 months to lend texture and complexity. A touch golden in the glass, the wine shows strong aromas of ripe peach, honey, beeswax, and yellow flowers. The palate has some weight with a supple texture, plenty of acidity, and rich stone fruit over a chalky mineral backbone. Simultaneously rich and crisp this wine would bring levity plus flavor to starchy winter foods.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Loire

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Baraut, Clement 2020 VdF Herbes Folles

Clement Baraut has access to some great plots in and around Savennieres in the Loire Valley, and this "entry level" Chenin Blanc from Baraut is a clear winner. Clean, balanced, with stone fruit, zero presence of sugar, but with very pleasant body. Get some before it runs out! Grapes are from two plots in Savennières, mostly on schist terroir. Fermentation is with whole clusters in large oak, and the wine is aged for 6 months, again in used barrels.    -EL

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2020 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. The wine shows aromas of ripe raspberry and bluberry with hints of earth, stone, pepper and herbs, really an old school Cab Franc. The palate is quite mineral with firm stony acids underlying lush berry fruits, and is beautifully balanced at 12.5% alcohol. Quite structured for "les Granges," this is delicious now, served cool, with roast chicken, white meats, charcuterie and mild cheeses and will improve with 3 to 5 years of aging.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $21.99

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

  • Organic

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 perfectly, peak drinking perhaps to 2040 and beyond. David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $22.99

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Les Deuzelles

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

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2020 Chinon Gourmandise

"Gourmandise" is a beautiful "drink young" cuvée from Patrick Lambert, made from Cabernet Franc vines grown on sandy gravel soils near the Vienne. The wine shows a bright black/red color with lush high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and black raspberry, with hints of citrus and pepper. The palate is supple and bright with luscious black raspberry and red currant fruit, quite lush and full-bodied in this superb vintage for the Loire but still with refreshing  acidity. Serve this lovely wine quite cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken, pork or burgers, it's a perfect quaffing Cab Franc to drink over the next  year or two...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2019 Vin de France Les Rossignoux

Christophe Foucher makes brilliant natural wines on his 5 hectare estate, La Lunotte, in Couffy,  on the southern bank of the Cher River, near St. Aignan, just a short distance from our friends at Clos Roche Blanche. Christophe grows Sauvignon Blanc, Menu Pineau, Cabernet Franc, Cot and Gamay, farmed with strict organic methods and vinified without sulfites or other additives and bottled by hand, unfiltered. The 2019 Roussignoux #2 shows a pale gold color with aromas of dried herbs, pear, candied citrus, mint and wet stone, slightly oxidative in the style of a Jura white, The palate shows a dense mineral core with ripe citrus, pear, dried apple, stone and herbal flavors that continue in the long finish with firm acidity. Serve with a full-flavored ceviche, fish or chicken in sauce, goat cheeses. Pure juice! 

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2020 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

The 2020 Rossignoux is all Sauvignon Blanc, per usual, without the oxidative notes that are found in the long-aged 2019 release. Instead we have fresh flowers and tropical fruit on the nose, with sharp acid, and freshly cut grass. The wine was bottled this year and recently arrived (early Nov. 2021), so we'd recommend giving it a few more months in bottle before opening.  -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lunotte 2020 Vin de France Pochetières (Cot)

Wow, we actually got some Cot "Pochetières" from Christiphe Foucher at La Lunotte! (The only other store in the world that has this is in Manitoba, Canada?) The wine shows a dark red/black/amber color with aromas of fresh blackberry, just off the bush, with violet, earth and citrus, pure and lovely. There's a tingle of CO2 on the palate, then pure light-bodied, lush blackberry/black raspberry fruit, beautifully low in alcohol at 11.5%. There are minerals and blood orange with earth and berries in the clean refreshing finish. Serve quite cool and be happy!  David Lillie (Natural, zero additives or preservatives, best consumed on day opened. Easy to do.)

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $56.99

Pépière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

This  first bottling of the 2020 Pépière "La Pépie" is a delightful Muscadet and a fantastic value! ($14.39 per bottle on a case!) The wine is produced mostly from the estates  original vineyards on Granite de Chateau Thebaud and Granite de Clisson (certified organic)  with the addition of some purchased fruit from neighboring vineyards in organic conversion.  This first release of "Pépie" is aged sur-lie for about 4 months - the wine shows subtle aromas of pear, almond, citrus, lime-flower and minerals - classic Pépière - with a dense and sapid palate with firm stony acidity. Ripe pear, white peach and citrus flavors continue in the long finish with anise, minerals and refreshing saline acidity. Serve with anything from the sea, chicken and white meats as well.  Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François NV Vin de France Petillant Naturel Rosé

 50% Cot and 50% Grolleau, organically farmed in Vouvray by Julien and François Pinon. This is an elegant and very delicious Pet Nat (actually 2019 vintage) that will accompany just about anything and is delightful as an aperitif by itself. The aromas are quite pretty with ripe raspberry, strawberry and red currant with hints of rose and blood orange. The palate is fresh and creamy with raspberry and tart strawberry with a nice mineral kick and sappy fruit in the refreshing finish. Grab this before it's gone...  David Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $179.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

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

Tue-Boeuf 2020 Vin de France Vin Rouge Gamay

100% Gamay. As for their entry-level white Vin Blanc, the Vin Rouge is made with sourced, organically farmed fruit from friends in the Cher Valley (the Puzelats' home turf in the Touraine) as well as in Beaujolais in this vintage. The bunches are kept whole and fermented spontaneously and carbonically with a short maceration and no sulfur. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks and bottled with a maximum of 20 mg/l of SO2. In 2020, this is once again some gorgeous glou-glou, showing lovely round black raspberry and blackberry fruit, supple, sapid and refreshing, really a perfect thirst-quenching Gamay. There is not much of this beautiful juice to go around, so don't delay.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2020 Vin de France Gamay

100% Gamay from Hervé Villemade is as delicious as it should be. Alluring aromas of plum, violets, and spice invite you to take a sip and then another, and another. The 2020 is a bit ripe and lush on the palate, there is a satisfying crunchy texture and beautiful chalky minerality that adds dimension to the brambly fruits, sweet tobacco, and brown spice. Serve with a slight chill and remember to share!

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Europe

Bairaktaris 15 Old Monolithos Agiorgitiko 2015 Nemea (Greece) Old Vine Agiorgitiko

Single vineyard, high altitude, 45 year old vine Agiorigtiko from Nemea,  Greece.  Organic and barrel aged for  a year in new French oak. Mineral and rich aromas of mature dark red fruits, truffle, spices & dark chocolate. Medium bodied with bright acidity, velvety tannins, and a long, elegant finish. Perfect for stewed meat dishes  and grilled lamb or steaks. An ideal cold weather wine! Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

Domaine Douloufakis 2020 Crete (Greece) Crete Vidiano Dafnios

Situated in the heart of wine-growing zone of Crete, Greece, in Dafnes of Heraklion, on hill slopes at an altitude of 350 - 450 meters. The terroir of the Dafnes region is characterized by limestone soil and the prevailing microclimate is considered ideal for producing high quality grapes. The Dafnes region has a long viticulture history, according to written records, since the Venetian rule in Crete.  Dafne is the name of the winery's village as well as the Laurel tree the nymph Daphne was transformed into after rejecting  Apollo's advances (hence the laurel leaves on the label). Douloufakis is one of the oldest wineries on the island and certified organic.Their Vidiano explodes with aromas of white flowers, herbs, pears, citrus and wet rocks. The palate is medium bodied, citrusy and herbal with a mineral, long finish. For lovers of Assyrtiko and Albarino. Serve with  pork roast with leeks or octopus with chickpeas and peppers. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Fekete Bela 2015 Somlo Juhfark 2015 Transdanubia, Hungary Somlo

From across the Austrian border in Hungary lies the once underwater volcano and lake Somlo. Home to the Juhfark grape,  Somlo's slopes of ancient sea sediment, hardened lava, and basalt, along with the springs of mineral water that crisscross underground, imbue it's wines with the signature taste of volcanic salt, smoke and petrichor. From the "Grand Old Man of Somlo" as Fekete Bela is called, the grapes are  hand harvested, undergoing spontaneous fermentation and 2 years aging in large Hungarian oak casks.   A blast of minerality, lemon peel and quince wafts from the glass. The palate tastes herbaceous, mineral and savory with underlying juicy tree fruit. Full bodied yet lithe with bright acidity, this wine is for lovers of Santorini Assyrtikos,  fuller Soaves and Grecos. An excellent pairing for full flavored fowl and fatty fish. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Meinklang 2020 Somló FOAM "Vulkan"

Demeter certified biodynamic farming; 35-60 year old vines on sandy, loam topsoil, volcanic subsoil; made in ancestral method with fermentation continuing in the bottle and bottled unfined/unfiltered under crown cap with a tiny bit of added SO2. From the volcanic soils of Somlo in Hungary near the Austrian border. A delightful Pet-nat made from Harslevelu and Juhfark. The nose explodes with tart green apple, lemonade and wet rocks. The palate is citrusy, mineral with bracing acidity and refreshing bubbles. The ultimate shift drink, for lovers of bone dry Ciders and salty Goses! Giselle Hamburg

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. France

  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Sec La Part Davant

La Part Davant is Camin Larredya’s main white, produced around the family property in La Chapelle-de-Rousse on south exposed poudingues, a sandy-clay soil with cemented pebbles. Farmed biodynamically, the wine is a blend of Gros and Petit Manseng with a touch of Courbu for balance. Jean-Marc really appreciates the “complementary grapes” of the AOC, working to rehabilitate their potential!  Hand-harvested, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed with a little bit of skin-contact for the Mansengs (10% of the volume) to bring aromatics and structure. The 2020 Part Davant shows a bright gold color and aromas of earth, ripe lemon, lime flower, with yellow and exotic fruits but not over-ripe, nicely balanced and bright. The palate is round and sapid but with firm acidity and mineral flavors underlying the citrus and yellow fruits, finishing dry and refreshing with good length. Perfect with a first course of vegetable soup or terrine, with fish and white meats in sauce.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cellier de la Baraterie 2018 Vin de Savoie St. Jean de la Porte Mondeuse

Cellier de la Baraterie's 2018 Mondeuse from Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte is riper than Ferrand's. It's a plump reddish-purple in color. The nose has a juiciness to it, with a surprsingly rich aroma of dark stone fruit, balanced by the tell-tale smells of mint, dark flowers, and wintry spice. Over the evening, the fruit becomes quieter, taking on an elegant softness, allowing the brisker smells to come forward. On the palate, an undertone of dark plum peel is met by red cherry and cassis, cut by a clean, stony middle. Bright acid and medium tannin give this wine good lift, encouraging a fresh and long finish. The wine ends with simple but wonderful note of briny dark olive. A super Mondeuse for the price! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Clos Fantine NV Faugères Cuvée Tradition (No SO2)

We’ve always loved Clos Fantine due to their impeccable farming, thoughtful cellar work, and wild soulfulness of their wines. This cuvée is a harmonious blend of de-stemmed Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache vinified separately in large vats with indigenous yeasts, then assembled and aged in cement before bottling with no sulfur. Slightly more polished than previous vintages, this year is singing, with a nose that is bursting with aromas of wood smoke, baked red apple skins, citrus and garrigue. The wine shows a deep purple in the glass. The palate is lifted by cool minerality and structured with powdery tannins with flavors of juicy plum, cinnamon spice and dried herbs on the finish. This is a satisfying wine that would pair beautifully with grilled sausages and wild rice.

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2018 Cahors "Au Cerisier"

100% Malbec. "Au Cerisier" comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone bedrock. This is a quite serious Cahors showing a dark red/black color and beautiful black raspberry and blackberry fruit aromas with hints of dark chocolate and stone. The palate is supple and dense, quite elegant and not tannic, very  full-bodied and really showing the clay/limestone terroir, with a long finish of bright red and black fruits. Drink now with a long decant with a steak or stew, best to cellar five to ten years. We tasted this just after botlling in January 2020 - it's a lovely Cahors and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Costes (Domaine des) 2016 Pécharment Cuvée Domaine

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, such as the  2016 Costes "Domaine" which ages one year in barrique and foudre with additional aging in vat before bottling. I’ve been told on great authority than one really can’t call yourself a “serious” wine shop if you don’t have a Bergerac (and by extension a Pécharmant, its age worthy sibling). That it should be bio, goes without saying. And with the arrival of  Domaine des Costes 16 Pécharmant we are back down to serious business, friends! The new release is a grand expression, indeed. The robe is a dark ruby hue. The nose is reserved on opening, but with air (a quick decant) beautiful notes of plum, African violet, black tea, cassis, and loamy soil emerge, beyond this is are wisps of baking spices and cigar box. The palate is ripe and structured with black currant and cherry stone vying with blackberry and gunpowder tea flavors for prominence; yet with time in the glass an elemental ripeness emerges to counter the firm—albeit ripe—tannins and tangy mineral core. And while this is young, there’s plenty of joy here and even more in store if you are patient and have a cool dark space to squirrel away a couple of bottles, or perhaps a case. And while this may not display the shiny gloss of our friends downstream in Bordeaux, there’s a lot to like here and a tremendous opportunity to sock away a true vin de garde at glou glou prices. Fabulous with hanger steak with black-eyed pea salad and braised greens, but this could just as agreeably pair with guineafowl or cèpes en papillote or truffled potato gratin. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Costes (Domaine des) 2018 Pécharment Cuvée Tradition

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine des Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, and wine from younger vines such as the 2018 "Tradition" are full-bodied and quite delicious for drinking over 5 to 8 years.The 2018 is an earthy red/garnet color, with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, cassis, earth, roast meat and spice.The palate is dense and richly textured with deep red currant and cassis fruit, with tobacco and earth with a very firm mineral presence on the tongue and a very long finish of red currant, minerals and firm acidity. All this for $14.99! Bravo to the Dournel family for this beautiful big little wine... David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Costes (Domaine des) 2020 Pécharment Sans Soufre

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Domaine des Costes goes "Natural" with the 2020 Pecharmant "Sans Soufre," pure juice with zero added SO2. The wine shows a very dark red/black color with a light rim, with impressive deep black fruit aromas, a bit floral, with an almost Northern Rhone aspect of funk and roast meat, really quite fascinating. The palate is dense, supple and beautifully textured with ripe black raspberry and cherry fruit lifted by firm acidity and extraordinary chalky mineral flavors. This is a quite unusual and beautiful natural wine, just delicious and seemingly capable of aging nicely as well. Another bravo to the Dournel family, we hope there is more available...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine des Côtes Rousses 2018 Coteau de la Mort Vin de Savoie Mondeuse

100% Mondeuse from St.-Jean-de-la-Porte in the Combe de Savoie. The cuvée is named after the vineyard location, a treacherous slope to work that has been tended, on and off, since the 11th century. Whole bunches, native fermentation, and delegate in demi-muids for 10 months. Bottled with out fining or filtering. Domaine des Côtes Rousses' 2018 Cotuea de la Mort is more Syrah-like than it's previous vintage -  more savory in profile. Very similar in terms of fruit, besides the younger wine showing darker expressions earlier on. Extra peppery on the tongue, with strong tannic form and great acidity. A rounder wine than the '17, with a more generous swish, while retaining classic mineral strength. There is a long life ahead for this Mondeuse if you can resist opening your bottles... it's just so good! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Desire Petit 2018 Arbois Pupillin Poulsard 'La Bidode'

In the glass, the wine is a clear cherry with attractive, bricking edges. On the nose there is smoke, orange rind, light strawberry and cherry. Accents of cinnamon, clove and black pepper add a lofty, freshness to the fruit. On the palate, zesty herbs and crisp cherry come before a smoky finish with a pleasant, bitter snap. Light but some great, delicate tannin down the tongue. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Faillenc Sainte Marie 2019 Corbières

This delightful estate uses one-third Syrah, one-third Grenache and one-third Cinsault in their Corbières Rouge, grown on limestone/clay soils in the foothills of Mont Alaric, certified organic since 2007. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, ripe plums, and tiny wild blueberries, as well as notes of balsam wood. Like all the best Languedoc offerings, there's a wild edge here with a bit of funk that is tempered by juicy sleekness. Its excellent balance and wealth of ripe tannins make it a natural at the table - serve with a stew or grilled meats, a coq au vin with farm chicken or guinea hen, and full-flavored cow cheeses.

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2020 Vin de Pays Isere Perlant (Jacquere/Chardonnay)

The Perlant is not a Pet Nat! it is a blend of Jacquère and Chardonnay (50/50), in the style of a Vinho Verde with low alcohol (9,5%) and slightly sparkling... The color here is a clear, clear yellow, with flashes of silver. The nose is lovely, with airy, grassy aromas, along with sliced yellow apples and savory green herbs. After some time open, the bouquet becomes more floral, with apricot and yellow cherry. On the tongue, it is full of minerality, with light flavors of crisp stone fruit and a long, zingy saline-laced finished. An awesome wine for one of these sweltering days - and would enhance any meal of grilled veggies or seafood. Drink today! David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ilarria 2019 Irouléguy Blanc

This is an oustanding, totally unique and delicious wine! From organically certified vineyards, 1 ha dedicated to Petit Manseng and 1 ha to Petit Courbu, permaculture-pioneer Peio Espil offers a very unique interpretation of Irouléguy Blanc as he is one of the few growing grapes on Trias limestone, a soil so hard he had to use dynamite to plant the vines. No tilling, use of ewes to graze the spontaneous vegetation and compost the soils leads to balanced yields of very concentrated grapes which see some skin maceration (6 hours or so for the Petit Courbu, 12-14 hours for the Petit Manseng) in order to extract aromatic compounds and structure. The musts are blended right away, and fermented spontaneously, with malolactic always occurring, something very rare for the region! Long fermentations are preferred for texture. A little bit of sulfites are used after the fermentation when the wine needs to be racked from inox to demi-muids from tonnellerie de l’Adour. Then the wine stays untouched on its fine lees with racking if needed for up to 18 months, and doesn’t need to be filtered before bottling. As in  2018, the 2019 has a bit more depth and roundness than usual for this wine, but retains the intense mineral/herbal backbone that makes it so unique. It has a surprising density with so many layers: a very complex nose of passion fruit, chamomile, yellow plum, marsipan and smoked salt, the palate is very savory with a saline quality, with ripe pear and quince, roasted lemon and intense anise seed and chalky mineral flavors. It is a salivating wine with so much to give, that you want to sip on it little by little. Enjoy it today in large Burgundy glass or keep it for 10 years. For pairing, a rabbit agnolotti with dried sage or a cauliflower panna cotta with crab meat flesh and grapefruit segment.  PL/DL

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

Wow, what a great wine for $14.99!  The Cuvée Aubigue Blanc from Les Fouques is made from 80% Rolle (Vermentino) with 10% Clairette and 10% Ugni Blanc. It's a delicious, full-flavored Provençal white with complex aromas of apple and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, candied citrus and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. A great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified Biodynamic (Demeter), wild-yeast fermentation. David Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Cuvée l'Aubigue Rosé

The Cuvée "L'Aubigue" is a beautifully supple and fruit-driven rosé made from 48% Cinsault, 34% Grenache, 11% Syrah, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino. The wine shows a beautiful salmon color and offers complex aromas of peach skins, wild flowers, brown spice, and grapefruit pith. The palate is round and refreshing with a dense mineral core. Flavors of peach, strawberry, and nectarine coalesce over cool herbal notes akin to licorice. The finish is suave and awash with citrus and stone. A wonderfully versatile wine, this is lovely to sip by itself and will be a seriously delicious pairing with salads, full-flavored fish dishes, chicken and grilled pork all summer and all year...

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lestignac 2020 Vin de France Michel-Michel Bergerac Orange Semillon

An explosive, savory take on orange wine made from 100% Semillon in Bergerac.Very herbal and floral. Notes of orange blossom and thyme in addition to lemon,  green pear, sea salt and wet rocks. High acid and mineral with a saline finish.  An excellent true orange wine that can pair with a wide array of dishes including meat (had it at a French wine bar with a plate of charcuterie and duck rilletes, YUM!). Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lulu Vigneron (Ludwig Bindernagel) 2018 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Sous le Cerisier

A light gold color in the glass. This Chardonnay offers aromas of apple blossoms, lemon and lime, sliced yellow pear, and just a touch of earthy smoke. Like Lulu's Savagnin, the nose is accented by clean stone fruit, but here it is crisper. The palate begins with a laser of tart yellow apple, but settles quickly to offer layers of juicier citrus, baked orchard fruit, yellow cherry, and a dusting of salty minerals. High acid with a tender center, this wine is mouthwatering. ABV is lower than the Savagnin, clocking in at 13.7% - so still not weak, but nothing shocking. Very well integrated with the fruit and acidity. Drink now, over 2-4 days, or cellar. Powerful, powerful wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lulu Vigneron (Ludwig Bindernagel) 2018 Côtes du Jura Savagnin

A brilliant, clear color of yellow gold. On the nose there are aromas of dried lemon, sherry, white pepper, and limestone, culminating in an almost sweet smell of raw apricot. The palate is intense, with snappy flavors of crisp yellow apple and pear, lemon peel, and salt - all riding a beam of 14.7% ABV (…which definitely warms your belly). Great acid, with a richness at its center, this wine, despite being so high in alcohol, is impressively balanced and very fun to drink. A cheery bottle that I can picture myself drinking often this winter, post meal and with friends. Finishing the bottle in three days is perfectly fine also - it really only gets better. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Marie & Florien Curtet 2018 Savoie Tonnerre des Gres

(Was $34.99)  The 2018 Tonnerre Des Gres from Marie & Florian Curtet is a Vin de Savoie from  Jacquère and Altesse. Organically farmed vines, 28 years in age, were planted to Mollassic limestone soils with a west/southwest exposure. The grapes are pressed, and fermentation/aging is done in concrete tanks over 9 months on the lees. The wine is bottled after a light filtration and a small dose of SO2. Brilliant lemon hue in the glass. Aromas do not pounce out, but float - sliced, tart yellow apple and pear, lavender, and bitter, unripe nectarine. There is flinty smoke. As the glass warms, smells of almonds and faint licorice appear. The wine has a wonderful palate, with yellow apples, clementine zest, bitter herbs, and a stony, mineral zing. The fruit on the finish gives way to a lingering saltiness, stiffened by a focused core of acidity. There is a softness in the mouthfeel though. A touch of flesh that is hard to describe. There is something so ethereal about this wine - a ghostly quality, in texture more than anything, that reminds me of a superb Chablis. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Ribeyrenc

An almost extinct grape grown in the Languedoc, 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
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

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

Pinelli, Marie-Charlotte 2020 Corsica Vin de France

Marie-Charlotte Pinelli is a Corsican native but her path took her to Paris to learn architecture first. She returned home in 2015 to help her father harvest and vinify a small parcel of Muscat he had purchased. She interned with local star Nicolas Mariotti-Bindi and then set about expanding her own small domaine. She farms organically, with certification and makes wine with no filtration or adjustments except for a little bit of sulfur. This is a blend of Grenache, Niellucci (the Corse name for Sangiovese) and Sciaccarellu grown on limestone and granite soils and aged in old foudres. The profile is all crisp red raspberry and pomegranate but the savory component is the most compelling part of the wine. The nose and palate are both full of crushed black pepper and green herbs and a beautifully fresh delicate texture. The overall effect is like Chianti Classico crossed with Pineau d'Aunis. Terrific wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ratte 2018 Arbois Clos Maire (Pinot/Trousseau)

Domaine Ratte 2018 Clos Maire is a lovely, transparent red cherry in color. On the nose, a medley of fresh raspberry and blackberry comes first, before a scent of candied red cherry and dark pomegranite juice. On the palate, rich and woodsy cherry combines with a touch of tilled earth, black pepper, and black tea. Zippy dark stones spark a structure of good acidity and soft tannin. On the finish, an essence of smoky herbs and spice. An incredibly balanced blend, where Pinot's finesse is matched by Trousseau's attractive, dark grit. Drinking so well today! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vignes du Lac (Bruno Lupin) 2020 Vin de France Lac d'Annecy

From vines planted in 2015 to clay-limestone slopes overlooking Lac d'Annecy in France's Haut-Savoie. Vines are tended organically by the talented Bruno Lupin, known for his Altesse from nearby Frangy. Exposure is southwest and plot is 550 meters above sea level. In the glass, the wine is a glimmering yellow. The nose is healthy and lean, with lemon, limestone and zesty apricot skin. The palate is fantastic, with sparky citrus and white minerals balanced above flavors of green apple, cold pear and a woodsy essence of pine. The structure is bright and zingy, with full texture around a saline driven core that pushes a long, herbaceous finish. Fuller than other Altesse, this is a very gratifying wine to sip - and it promises great development over the next few years. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

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Misc. Spirits

Amara Amaro D'Arancia Rossa Blood Orange Liqueur

I am completely smitten with this Amaro. The primary ingredient is blood orange from Sicily with the bitter, herbal components taking somewhat of a backseat, and the result is a brighter, more feminine, style of Amaro that is complex and delicious. It is floral, fruit-forward, mineral, and long with red berry fruits and herbs building on the finish. This is simply a fantastic after dinner drink. Tim Gagnon

  • herb liqueur
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

Little City Vermouth Sweet Vermouth 375ml

Created in Harlem and bottled by Finger Lakes Distilling, this is a great Sweet Vermouth that straddles feeling classic and modern. The base of both the sweet and dry Little City's is the hearty Cayuga White, a hybrid grape found in the Finger Lakes which lends these Vermouth's  a brighter acidity. The Sweet Vermouth is blended with 53 botanicals, many of them the usual suspects such as gentian, juniper, cinnamon, and orange peel, but with a few more interesting additions like black sesame, black walnut leaf, and grapefruit peel. In order to keep the integrity of these flavors, heat is never used, only maceration until it reaches the perfect balance. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 20 in stock
  • $21.99

Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

Portugal Table

Cozs (Antonio Marques Da Cruz e Tiago Teles) 2020 Vinho Branco Vital Macerado (Orange)

A delightful and idyllic orange wine from Tiago Teles and Antonio Marques-da Cruz. 100% Vital - a rare local grape from the Serra de Montejunto near Lisbon, with two weeks of maceration on the skins, and aging for about a year in old barrels. From my little experience with Vital, there is a LOT of character, but it's not overwhelmingly fragrant on the nose. Along with subtle overtones of stone fruit and salt, there are lovely aromas of crushed skins. Delicate tannins, elegant, and food friendly. Well worth a try for fans of skin contact wines.  -EL

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Low Sulfur

Galactic Wines (Miguel Viseu) 2019 Sarava Vinho Branco

What a treat! A Loureiro from northern Portugal, essentially in the Vinho Verde region, that is complex, mineral, and much like some of our favorite Muscadets. Relatively neutral on the nose, save for a hint of lemon pith and wet stone,  the palate is fresh and chiseled. 3 days of gentle skin contact lend some weight and flesh to the mid-palate. The lime blossom and saline notes give way to more breadth as the wine opens up, likely thanks to the aging, which is done half in stainless steel, but also 25% in chestnut barrels and 25% in tinaja (local anfora).  -EL

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Humus NV Lisboa Vinho Tinto

Humus is a winery from the Lisbon area, focused on producing wines from organic vineyards and with minimal intervention. This delicious Tinto is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, and Tinta Barocca. The style is perfect for every-day drinking, and a multitude of food pairings. Medium bodied, with some earth and nice acidity.   -EL

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $56.99

Viseu, Miguel 2018 Paraiso Natural Loureiro

In the mountainous region of Ponte de Lima in northern Portugal, Miguel Viseu has teamed up with to Brits who fell in love with Portugal and were thoroughly impressed with his forward thinking, natural approach to winemaking and farming. This wine shows a side to Loureiro that I hadn't experienced to date. Dense, voluminous, still mineral at its core, but akin to one of the top Muscadets from Luneau Papin or Marc Olivier. Portugal still has a way to go in convincing the world that it has a wealth of high quality, fine wines that are well worth paying up for, but this Loureiro should definitely help in this effort. Easily the finest white I've had from the Vinho Verde region. By all means, the wines from Antonio Lopes Ribeiro (of Casa Mouraz) are also worth mentioning, but this one takes the cake.  -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

Rhone

Barou 2020 Saint-Joseph "Un Autre Monde"

Domaine Barou has been organic since the 1970s and also produces cherries, apricots and peaches. The Saint-Joseph vines are in Limony, on thin soils of decomposed granite over the bedrock. Shallow plowing ("griffage") is done in the summer, with rye and clover growing between the rows in winter. The grapes are 80% de-stemmed, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is primarily in old barrels. .The 2020 Saint-Joseph shows a deep black/red color and gorgeous aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with violet, spice, citrus and roast meat, very floral and pretty. Ripe black fruits, bitter chocolate, earth, licorice and citrus continue on the very lush, supple palate which is framed in perfect, bright acidity. The finish is soft and sapid and shows bright acidity and mineral flavors. This is absolutely delicious now but has the structure to age nicely for five to ten years. A sensational value and highly recommended!

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barou 2020 VdP Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne "RV"

The Barou family family makes delicious wines, and grows cherries and apricots on their mixed-use organic estate in Charnas, in the northern section of the AOC Saint-Joseph. Their 2020 Vin de Pays Marsanne "Rendez-Vous"is a simply superb everyday wine! Light bronze/gold color.  Aromas of almond, lime-flower, honeysuckle, lemon peel and hay, really quite pretty. Ripe stone fruits on the palate, primarily peach and dried pear with lemon, spice and saline mineral flavors with good balancing acidity in the long finish. Serve this lovely wine with chicken, full-flavored fish, mild cheeses and Asian foods. This is a unique and delicious wine and an extraordinary value - highly recommended!

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Barou 2020 Vin de Pays Syrah "Vernes"

From 40 year-old Syrah vines in Charnay, just outside the Saint-Joseph AOC, on living soils tended organically for forty years by Marie-Agnès and Emmanuel Barou. Plowing by tractor or weeding by hand on the steep slopes. Hand-harvested, wild-yeast fermentations, aging one year in 4 to 5 year-old barrels. The 2020 Cuvée des Vernes is simply sensational and one of the best values in the store! The wine shows deep black/red color with lush aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice, blueberry and musk with cool minty notes - really lovely! The palate shows cool dense black fruits with dark chocolate, blueberry, earth, smoke and citrus with a beautiful, refreshing finish of minerals and fruit. This is an outstanding Syrah, equal to many Saint-Josephs and simply delicious for current drinking. Serve a bit cool with almost anything from roast chicken to pork, rabbit, charcuterie and lamb, or just enjoy by itself. Case quantities are available. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Domaine des Amphores 2020 IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah "Les Iris"

From 100% Syrah in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting, in the early 90's, and now certified  Biodynamic  as well. The 2020 "Les Iris" Syrah shows the balance, pretty fruit and slightly lower alcohol of this very good and more "traditional" vintage in the Northern Rhone. The wine shows bright aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of stone, mint, smoke and violet, quite fresh and pretty. The palate is balanced and elegant, with cool acidity and lush blackberry and black raspberry fruit, with a fresh earthy finish with mineral, citrus and ripe red and black fruit flavors. Terrific length and depth for a wine at this price. This is a very versatile wine to serve cool with grilled chicken, pork and full-flavored cheeses or to sip by itself, slightly chilled. It's  an authentic and delicious wine and a great value - and a lovely preview of the 2020  vintage. David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jamet, Jean Luc 2016 Côte Rôtie Terrasses

It's always odd when a top flight domaine splits and considering the Jamet family is Côte-Rôtie royalty, this is especially perplexing. Yet the two brothers are both making compelling wine. The robe is an inky purple. The nose offers aromas of saddle leather, Italian plum, black raspberry, licorice, and loam. There’s a hint of what seems like oak, but is more likely stems. The palate is mid-weight, lithe, and energetic, though simultaneously grounded—freshly turned earth and crushed herbs vie for attention. This shows black and blue fruits, not to mention plenty of granitic spice, and has a long, nearly peacock’s tail, expansive finish. There’s plenty to unravel here, but there’s great flair grounded by an sapid mineral core. A fine Côte-Rôtie with plenty of upside for the cellar. This should be immensely satisfying in 7-10 years and beyond.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $99.99

Rousset 2019 Saint-Joseph

From a one-half hectare parcel of 60 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, a cool, late-ripening terroir with clay, sand and stones over firm granite. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 2 to 5 year-old barrels. 2019 is an excellent vintage at the Roussets - the Saint-Joseph  shows a dark black/red color with deep aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with plum, earth, oak and smoke, with high-toned citrus notes and good brightness. The palate is quite dense and supple with ripe black fruits and hints of blueberry, dark chocolate, black olive, licorice and roast meats  which continue in the long finish with pronounced mineral flavors and firm acidity with surprising lift and brightness. There must be a newer barrel this year as there is a bit of oak which will blend in soon. The Rousset Saint-Joseph is normally somewhat austere and tightly structured when young, but as in 2018 the 2019 will be quite delicious as a young wine if decanted for a few hours. Despite the more forward aspect, there is plenty of structure here for aging, best perhaps 2025 to 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $26.99

Rousset 2019 Crôzes-Hermitage Marsanne Vieilles Vignes

 This is an oustanding Marsanne from vines planted in  1933 and 1965, aged in 10% new, 90% 1 - 3 year-old 400 liter barrels, 8 months on the lees, no batonnage. The 2019 shows elegant aromas of apricot, peach skin, almond, lime-flower, and flint - the palate is round, dense and quite full-bodied, but well-structured and elegant with firm acidity, showing buttery white fruits, almond, stone, anise and mineral flavors with pear, citrus and mineral notes in the long finish. Pair this beautiful wine with full-flavored fish and chicken dishes and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

Rousset 2020 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (Marsanne-Roussanne)

From 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne grown on powdered granite with clay and gravel - great terroir producing this delightful  wine from the Rousset family.  The Rousset Crozes Blanc is outstanding in 2020 - the third vintage to include the new planting of Roussanne - and is one of the finest white wine values in the store!  The wine shows fresh aromas of white peach, apricot, almond and lime-flower with a bit of white pepper. The palate is supple and dense with ripe pear, mineral and citrus flavors, with wet stone and caramel. The finish is ripe and long with firm lemony acidity. Serve with white meats, a ceviche of fluke, mildly-flavored fish dishes and a wide variety of cheeses. David Lillie 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $20.99

Viret, Philippe 2016 VdF Renaissance

This is a full bodied, black-fruited blend from an estate that follows the principles of Cosmoculture, which can be likened to Biodynamics in its respect of lunar patterns and also energy fields and telluric currents. Though it might sound a bit "new-age," it's more accurately a look back to how ancient civilizations observed water sources and planetary movement to inform how, where, and what they would plant. Primarily Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvedre, and Carignan from several plots, the maceration is long (about 45 days) and aging is over 4 years in concrete, with no addition of sulfur. A complex and generous, earthy Southern Rhone red with great length, supple tannins, and nice aging potential.  -EL

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Rum

  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

Hamilton Demerara Overproof 151 Proof

Many rum drinkers are familiar with Lemon Hart 151 - the rum that defined tiki cocktail culture from the 1930s to the 1960s - and this is the best substitute there is. Ed Hamilton introduced this Demerara Overproof rum in 2015 after the owner of Lemon Hart said that they would no longer be bottling under the brand name; it is made by Demerara Distillers in Guyana, the same distillery that makes the original Lemon Hart 151. It is a blend of rums as young as 18 months and as old as 5 years, making for a rich, robust, yet smooth rum that begs to made into a Zombie or any other high-octane concoction. Dark-fruited on the nose with aromas of burnt cane sugar, tobacco, coffee grounds, and sweet spice. The palate is incredibly balanced given its high alcohol percentage making it a seriously versatile component to any home bartender's set up. Tim Gagnon

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

Holmes Cay 2005 Guyana Port Mourant Single Cask Rum 56.4%

The Port Mourant still is totally unique; the last double wooden pot still in operation in the entire world. Originally built in 1732 on the Port Mourant Estate, it then moved to Uitvlugt Estate, and after that was shut down, ended up at Demerara Distillers Limited, the last rum distillery in Guyana. Since then the rums coming off the Port Mourant still have been used in blends for El Dorado, the flagship brand of DDL. To find a single cask of exclusively Port Mourant still rum is a treat indeed. This cask has spent most of its time aging in a continental climate in Northern Europe, and is bottled at cask strength without any additives. Off the bat this feels slightly funkier than one would expect from a rum from Guyana. There is tropical fruit here: a hint of guava, a hint of banana, under-ripe pineapple, coconut, along with apricot, green apple peel, mirabelle plum. There is an herbaceous and savory edge to this rum, with some vegetal notes of dried grass and undergrowth, along with a hint of engine oil and a touch of iodine. Incredibly complex, and maybe even a little bit mysterious, this is a rum I kept coming back to, trying to figure out it's shifting and mesmerizing profile. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

Sake

Brooklyn Kura #14 Junmai Ginjo Nama 750ml

Brooklyn Kura's Junmai Nama is made with rice polished to 70% as opposed to the 60% polishing ratio of the Junmai Ginjo, though the koji rice (what is used to start the saccharification and fermentation process) is polished to 60% for both styles. The Junmai Nama shows notes of honeydew melon, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, cucumber peel, lemon curd, yellow flowers and steamed rice. It is slightly earthier than the Junmai Ginjo, with less intense aromatics and a slightly more savory profile. Oskar Kostecki

  • Junmai
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Junmai
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Junmai Ginjo
  • 8 in stock
  • $35.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $77.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

James Macarthur's Fine Malt Selection Aged 6 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

James MacArthur is an independent whiskey bottler in Scotland selecting their favorite single casks from distillers across the country and aging/bottling them with nothing added (coloring, caramel, etc), and nothing taken away (no chill-filtration). The 6yr Islay aged in ex-bourbon barrels, remains a bit of a mystery, as the distillery of origin is undisclosed. It is, however, unmistakably Islay in its purest form. Too often Islay gets associated with gobs of peat and smoke, but when it's done right, it can be intoxicating...figuratively, as well as literally. Our best advice is to sit with a glass of this neat, relishing the aroma as it unfurls over time, notes of raw almond, iodine, sea spray, and expensive cigar. On the palate is a balanced, medium weight, just the right amount of heat, and a briny, quintessentially Islay finish that seems to go on forever. I'm still pondering this Scotch days after tasting it. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $48.99

South America

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $94.99

Canopus 2020 Valle de Uco Pintom Pet-Nat

This is a delicious ancestral style sparkler from young Pinot Noir vines in Argentina. The Canopus project is devoted to organic farming, with bio-dynamic certification in the works, and their wines are always fermented with native yeast, with minimal sulfur additions. Nice stone fruit, with subtle berry aromas on the nose, and a peachy-pink hue. With the touch of red fruit, and bright acidity, it should be a perfect thirst quencher for the big feast!  -EL

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Herrera Alvarado 2018 Chile Valle Marga Marga 'La Zaranda'

This is an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc from 30 year old own-rooted (Franc de Pied) vines. Grapes are destemmed by hand with a zaranda, which a traditional tool - essentially a large straw basket - that is used in the area. After fermentation in concrete, the wine is aged in tank for over a year on the lees. This is a fresh and balanced white that really impresses, and might be the best candidate of any I've had for convincing a Sauvignon Blanc naysayer. Stones and acid are here, but no lychee, or tropical fruit, or grassy texture. It's clean as a whistle, and made without any use of sulfites.  -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

Spain Table

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $30.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

Borja Perez Viticultores 2018 Tenerife Artifice Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from multiple parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora (northern Tenerife). Fermented separately, the wine is then aged for 8 months - a portion of the wine in concrete tanks on the lees and the other in 500 liter barrels - before being blended and bottled with minimal addition of sulfur. This iteration of the Artifice Blanco sees some skin contact, which adds subtle structure. Tropical aromatics blend with golden fruit and a touch of nuttiness. These wines just get better and better every year: Borja Perez is definitely one of the most skilled winemakers in the Canary Islands! Eben Lillie and Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

Can Sumoi (Escala / Raventos) 2020 Sant Sadurni d'Anoia Xarel-lo

A collaboration between our dear friend Pepe Raventos and a fellow winemaker from Sant Sadurni D'Anoia, in Catalunya, Francesc Escala. Can Sumoi is an old farm dating back to 1645, at 600m altitude. This is textbook Xarel-lo, with fresh wet stones and nice lift and acidity.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $63.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Ignios Orígenes 2018 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

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

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

Ignios Orígenes 2018 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Vineyards were planted in 2006, and grapes are destemmed, with wine being aged 13 months in used barrels. Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, "Tenerife funk," and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2019 Bierzo El Aqueronte

El Aqueronte is  a single vineyard red, mostly Mencía (80%), with 20% Grand Noir, a grape that is most likely a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouschet. This area’s soils are mostly clay, but here, at the top of the hill, there is a substantial portion of limestone mixed in. This is the driest and most remote of the vineyards that Diego Losada works with and one of the oldest, with vines averaging 70-90 years.  As with his other wines, Diego bottles without fining or filtering, and there is no sulfur added to wines. El Aqueronte shows notes of dark berries, anise, fresh earth amid other herbal and spice notes. Recently arrived to the US, we recommend letting the wine rest in bottle and drinking in 2022.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Brisado 'Nu'

The new kid on the block! A skin contact expression from 50-60 year old vines of Messaguera, a local grape from the Alicante region. Maceration is over 4 days, with daily punchdowns, and aging is in stainless steel. Stone fruit and earth on the nose, with nice acidity on the palate, and a touch of texture from the maceration. For a wine with no addition of sulfur, I am thoroughly impressed with how clean and balanced it is. Bravo to Mar and Ignacio. For a relatively young project, there is a lot of promise from this estate. Only 374 bottles produced.  -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Tinto 'Nu'

Of all the fantastic natural wines produced in Spain, Alicante isn't exactly the main player as regions go, but La Zafra is putting Alicante on the map, and crafting fresh, balanced wines from this hot and arid climate. Monastrell is the red grape here, otherwise known as Mourvedre in France. To me, a good Monastrell smells like roasted meat, leather, and hundreds of wild herbs, and this one delivers on every count. Thanks to the Mar and Ignacio's approach - they search for freshness by farming organically and doing short macerations - this is a wine with loads of character ("garrigue" comes to mind), that is a joy to drink at 13% abv. This is truly a red that tastes bigger than it is, and thanks to the lower alcohol, its given us a perfect way to enjoy a "fuller" natural red during these cold months. No sulfur used at any point.  -EL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2020 Alicante Rosado 'Nu'

A tasty, fresh Rosado that is perfect with food, especially hearty Fall and Winter feasts. Maceration is for 1 day, and aging is in stainless steel. The big detail is that this is Monastrell from Alicante, so there's color and so much character, especially for a rosé, and thanks to the careful touch of the winemakers Mar and Ignacio, nothing seems over the top. To some degree, this shouldn't even be in the rose category, as it's much more savory and "light red" in style, but why not! No sulfur is used at any point, but I would have never guessed from tasting. Only 598 bottles produced. -EL

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Oriol Artigas 2018 Alella La Rumbera Blanco

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. La Rumbera comes from a selection of vineyards of old-vine Pansa Blanca, which are hand-harvested together. The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and allowed to ferment with 20% skin inclusion in stainless steel. There's no use of additives or sulfur in Oriol's small, manually operated cellar. The resulting wines are full of character: influenced by the chalk soils and marine air, and showing a slight skinsy body, there's a tension between textural richness and mineral-driven freshness. The 2018 vintage shows a delicate touch, with the palate and the nose highlighting the salt, sea air, and chalky mineral character of Pansa Blanca, with just a touch of citrus.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Peciña, Hermanos de 2014 Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Peciña makes Rioja in the most traditional style, blending grapes from multiple sites and multiple varieties before extended aging in American Oak. In this case, the Crianza comes from the El Codo, El Llano” and Finca Iscorta vineyards, from vines of mainly Tempranillo with small plantings of  Garnacha and Graciano interspersed.  The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts before aging for two years in used American Oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered and rested for an additional 18 months before release. This shows all of the most classic Rioja characteristics: red fruit, dill, earth and toasted wood. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Sicus 2018 Massis de Bonastre Cartoixa

When I first tasted this Cartoixa (aka Xarel-lo) from Eduard Palomar's Sicus project, I originally figured I could score a few cases of the wine, which really impressed me. I assumed that there wouldn't be much demand for Xarel-lo, as it's generally associated with sparkling wines from Catalunya, and not necessarily known to produce complex still whites, rather crisp and mineral ones. Of course I was totally wrong and we only had a chance to snag one case of this delicious and layered white. Vines here are 70-80 years old, and sit on limestone soils. There is a short period of skin contact, fermentation in anfora, and aging on the lees in stainless steel. The wine has lovely density and fleshiness in the mid-palate, and long mineral finish. From a producer who was born and raised in the Massis de Bonastre, this is a special expression of a unique place. As the case reads on its side: "This box contains a landscape in liquid state."  -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vinas Viejas de Pegaso 2019 Sierra de Gredos Zeta

The Pegaso 'Zeta,' from 60+ year-old organically-farmed vines near Cebreros, is an elegant, fresh style of Garnacha from slate soils. The nose is exuberant, with raspberry and blackberry notes alongside slate-y earth and spice, which continue on the long, delicately structured palate. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $92.99

  • tequila
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

United States Red

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Bedrock NV North Coast Shebang Red Wine

55% Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics from old vine plantings (up to 100 years old) around Sonoma County, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and raised in a nice bit of French oak for a bold, bright-fruited, silky, and satisfying wine that is unbeatable at this price. 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

Broadside 2018 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Broadside is a project of very talented winemaker Chris Brock. The Cabernet is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrels, 10% of which are new. The resultant wine is remarkably fresh and full bodied with an interesting spicy character and plenty of bright, tangy dark fruit.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $16.99

Ceritas 2018 Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet

The Peter Martin Ray vineyard was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1920's and today is farmed with minimal intervention, dry-farmed, with only organic treatments. It sits high up at 1,800ft elevation on Franciscan shale soils with minimal topsoil, allowing these vines to truly struggle for nutrients. The winemakers describe this wine as "taught, vibrant and boasts refined tannins and singularity unlike any other Cabernet other than the neighboring Ridge Monte Bello wines."

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $122.99

  • Organic

Ceritas 2019 Sonoma Coast Hellenthal Vineyard 'Old Shop'

Along with the legendary David Hirsch, Gard Hellenthal is one of the pioneers of viticulture in the heart of the Sonoma Coast known today as Fort Ross-Seaview. He planted the Old Shop Block and Elliot vineyards at the beginning of the 1980s. Both sites are farmed organically and with no irrigation. Old Shop is distinguished by the material selection, relying on the Calera clone rather than Mount Eden. Furthermore, the vines are own-rooted!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Cooper Hill 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. A great value and classic Oregon Pinot with notes of dried leaves, black cherry, macerated raspberries, and freshly turned earth.   -Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Dashe 2018 California Zinfandel Vineyard Select

This is the newest release of Dashe's Vineyard Select, meant to be a food-friendly, "bistro wine". The blend is 80% Zinfandel, 9% Teraldego, 5% Tannat, 3% Mourvedre, and 3% Petite Sirah. The fruit for this bottling is sourced from a variety of vineyards Sonoma County, Contra-Costa, and Clarkesburg  to create the perfect balance of ripeness and complexity. Each variety is fermented separately then aged for 14 months in 1-year-old French oak. Though I have not yet tasted this vintage, the Dashe wines have been a staple at Chambers Street for their consistently tasty Zinfandel. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $42.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet is sourced from a single block of the Bates Ranch Vineyard located above 1000 feet on the eastern flank of Mt. Madonna at the very southern extremity of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Farmed exclusively by winemaker Kenny Likitprakong, this dry-farmed block was planted in 1973 by local wine legends Val and Dexter Ahlgren. As with much of the Cabernet from this region, the emphasis is on structural tension. Not quite as histrionically robust or extracted as Cabernet from other parts of California, this wine has some muted cassis scarved in layers of dusty tannin and spice.  This is a style of Cabernet that would have been much easier to find in these hills back in the 1970s. 207 cases produced, with shorter extraction time, 10% whole cluster fermentation, and 25% new oak. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Clarine Farm 2020 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc

Our friends Caro and Hank Beckmeyer at Clarine have had a pretty wacky year, which is saying something in 2021. They spent their harvest in a trailer, making wine at a handful of different wineries while the Caldor fire raged around their property in the Sierra Foothills just south of Placerville. But they made it through and made it home and Hank even came to visit last week. This Cabernet Franc was one of the highlights of his visit. From vines almost 3000 ft above sea level, on volcanic loam, this is textbook Cab Franc. It's full of dark cherry and red plum fruit and a nose with a little hint of pyrazine, red bell pepper, sage and wild herbs. It's got plenty of acidity, bright and clear on the palate and suave tannins. For Chinon lovers who like the occasional American wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

Pied a Terre 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Richard Luftig, one of New York's best sommeliers, has made a Cabernet known for phenomenal quality and price: Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2015 is a deep, ripe, and focused vintage for Pied a Terre. This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon that has classic California character but more structure and reserve than a lot of riper wine. The tannic structure is tightly woven, with fine acid backbone and lush cassis, blackberry, and slightly redder berry fruit. This is a California Cabernet meant to be consumed with food, and will pear excellently with New York strip steak, pork loin, or coq au vin. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

Sandlands 2019 Contra Costa County Red Table Wine

Sandlands is a project by acclaimed winemaker Tegan Passalacqua to explore the unsung, lesser-know grapes thriving in California. This blend comes from three of the oldest California vineyards and is in equal parts Cinsault from the Bechthold Vineyard (planted in 1886), Carignane from Spenker Ranch (1900), and Zinfandel from Kirschenmann Vineyard (1915). The winemakers describe this vintage with notes of "black cherry, apricot, black tea, granular, smooth finish."

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

Sandlands 2019 Lodi Zinfandel

This classically styled Lodi Zin is sourced from the Kirschenmann Vineyard in Lodi. The vines were planted in 1915, in white sand soils.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

United States White

AmByth Estate 2020 Santa Barbara County Coquelicot Riesling O.W.

Ambyth has been a CSW fave for years now. Their dedication to biodynamics and dry farming is unerring and they make unassuming but supremely expressive wines with little to no sulfur depending on the wine. They have always had a particular affinity for skin-contact white wines and this Riesling is one of two new offerings from the Coquelicot Vineyard. Fermented on the skins in clay amphorae, this is smells like ginger ale and peach pit. On the palate there is more peach, salted candied ginger and lovely earthy notes at the edges. There is nice grip and texture from the long maceration and some zingy Riesling acid to bind it all. Highly recommended for lovers of first-class skin contact wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bow & Arrow 2019 Eola-Amity Le Chenaie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Created entirely from the biodynamically farmed Le Chenaie Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, this Sauvignon Blanc feels singular and unique. The nose shows notes of fresh chamomile flowers, dried Meyer lemon peel, stone fruits, sweet basil, and a touch of sea salt. The palate has more weight than you'd expect from an Oregon Sauvignon Blanc but not at all heavy, and because of the ideal ripeness there is no overt "greenness" to the wine. Truly delicious and hard to put down, it's a shame we get so little every year!  -MD

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Grgich Hills 2006 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grgich Hills 2008 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

Whisky

  • bourbon
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

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
  • 18 in stock
  • $69.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • bourbon
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

  • whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99