South America

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Antiyal 'Kuyen' 2018 Valle del Maipo Red Blend

Kuyen means "moon" in the Chilean Mapuche language. 65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Carmenere from basalt soils, this is a deep, round, dense wine packed with blueberry, chocolate, plum, a hint of smoke, and a cooling herbal aroma. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in used French oak, with no fining or filtering. Textrually lush, this wine retains great energy but envelopes it in a haze of unctuous texture. 14,000 bottles produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • 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

Durigutti 2019 Mendoza Malbec

A family affair with two brothers at the helm creating classic examples of Mendoza's most famous grape varieties. This Malbec bottling is made from organically farmed grapes from La Consulta, Luján de Cujo, and  Medrano. The grapes are fermented with three daily pumpovers to build color and extraction, and then aged for 10 months in American oak to soften the texture before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $15.99

Henriquez, Roberto 2020 Itata Valley Rivera del Notro Blanco

The fruit for Rivera del Notro Blanco comes from Roberto Henriquez’s neighbor, Cesar Henriquez, and a few other neighbors. Roberto manages the farming at all of the plots, and the youngest vines are around a hundred years old. This is a blend of Moscatel, Semillon, and Corinto, made like the other white wines from Roberto: the grapes were destemmed then allowed to naturally ferment with their skins in tanks, with the skin-contact lasting the duration of the fermentation. This shows a bit more of the Muscat aromatically, with notes of ripe orange, grape, and white pepper, but the palate is quite refined, with the skin-contact lending an appealing structure, and plenty of minerality balances notes of orange, peach, and pear. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

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

Herrera Alvarado 2020 Chile Valle Marga Marga 'Rojo Loco'

A blend of Moscatel Rosada, Pais, Moscatel Amarilla, and Cristal from 100+ year old vines in the Marga Marga Valley. Grapes are destemmed and cofermented for 5 days and the wine is aged for a year in old barrels. Bottling is without filtration or any addition of SO2. Maybe it's a bit more of a Rosado Loco than a Rojo, but whatever it is, we'll take it! The Moscatel Rosado lends spice, florals and a fascinating off-neon pink hue to the wine. It's zippy, and trippy, and delivers with plenty of fresh acid. Clean on the palate, and deserving of a proper chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $25.99

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

Leonardo Erazo 2019 Chile Valle del Itata La Ruptura Muscat

Leonardo Erazo saw this small, 4-acre plot of ancient dry-farmed, ungrafted bush vines in the Itata and fell in love. He bought the property and built his house there. Some of these vines are up to 170 years old, grown on granitic bedrock. He uses no pesticides in the steep, dry-farmed, ungrafted bush vineyards common to Itata, and the wine is bottled with minimal sulfur. The juice sees 2-3 hours of skin contact only, lending the slightest tannic character. Aged in concrete vat.  This is a beautiful, saline, fresh, elegant, wildly aromatic Muscat that is fermented fully dry.   -A.F.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

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

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Michelini Brothers 2020 Mendoza 'Esperando a Los Barbaros' Malbec

From Malbec vines at 1700 meters elevation in the Uco Valley, on limestone soils. Fermentation and aging is in concrete egg, giving the wine soft, integrated tannins. Plenty of purple and blue fruit, an all-around tasty red!  -EL

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pura Fe 2018 Valle del Maipo Carmenere

Carmenere, Chile's flagship grape, has an excellent expression here at a fantastic price. Biodynamic grapes are manually selected and then crushed, with the tanks filling slowly due only to gravity. Spontaneous fermentation with a soft pump-over is followed by 25 days of maceration. Aging in 3- and 4- year old French barrels for 10 months produces a fine, structured red. Darker fruit is enveloped in a cascade of herbal notes. Tight energy, fine tannic structure, and good acidity make a wine that is full-bodied but not massive. 

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $15.99