Spain Fortified

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

Bodegas 501 El Puerto de Santa Maria Zurbaran Cream

Bodegas 501 was founded in 1783 in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Their unusual and charming cream sherry — Zurbaran — does not date back that far, but no one seems to know how old it is! The solera had not been tapped for 20 years (and maybe more) before this wine was bottled and the results are fascinating. Aromas are rich and botanical, with halvah, ginseng, cocoa powder, fennel seed, pencil shavings, peanut skins, and cracker jacks. The sweet palate is not cloying like some cream sherries, but clear and bright: pretty fresh figs and chewy raisins, salty roasted peanuts, gentian root, milk chocolate, and more of those beguiling halvah and ginseng notes. This gets a rare rating of "Yummy!" and is highly recommended as a fresh alternative to port for cheese plates, desserts, or simply for drinking in repose. Ariana Rolich

  • white flor
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white fortified
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Equipo Navazos 2015 Montilla-Moriles Casa del Inca Pedro Ximénez 750ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'The very thin skin of the Pedro Ximénez variety favors the fast dehydration of the berries during the asoleo (sundrying) process, which makes it ideal for the production of raisiny sweet wines. The Montilla-Moriles region (especially in Montalbán, Montemayor, and Puente Genil) concentrates today virtually all the production of sweet PX musts that will later be aged in the different Andalusian winemaking areas. Casa del Inca, in Montilla, is the former residence of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, where he wrote most of his literary production. Its present functions—after restoration—are related to the city’s winemaking tradition. Late-harvested grapes, several full turns of exposure to the late summer sun, and careful extraction at different pressure levels by means of powerful hydraulic presses are the key to the musts’ original quality. Another key element is the subsequent fortification with top-quality wine-based spirits. Third and last as far as vintage PXs not undergoing barrel ageing are concerned is time: one and a half years resting in tinajas or conos, the traditional cone-shaped vessels used in Montilla-Moriles for centuries now.'

  • white sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

Equipo Navazos NV Jerez La Bota de Palo Cortado #48 Bota Punta 375ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'Gaspar Florido used to market two very old wines sourced from their soleras at their old cellaring facility at calle Rubiños, in the heart of the “Barrio” in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. When they decided to seize the real estate fever and sell their urban bodegas they had to move those butts to a shabby facility on the road from Sanlúcar to Trebujena. There is where we had the opportunity to sample them for the first time, on a visit with Álvaro Girón to already old Gaspar in June 2006. We were very positively impressed by their quality and consistency, especially in contrast with the lack of distinction–to put it mildly–of the context there and then. There were quite a few butts of the outstanding GF-25 and only a few of GF-30, a very old and absolutely spectacular wine. It is precisely from the latter that this La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 48 “Bota Punta” is sourced. In fact it comes from a sister cask of the one from which we extracted our La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 41 “Bota NO” ten months before. Only a few months later, early in 2007, Bodegas Pedro Romero purchased Gaspar Florido, and since then they have remained marketing GF-25 under the usual label “Jerez Viejísimo”. In Gaspar’s opinion–perhaps questionable but not lacking solid ground–such wines see how the distinctive features of amontillado, palo cortado and oloroso are blurred by their very age. That is why he used to label it simply “Jerez”, which after all merely honors the sanluqueña tradition of referring to the local palo cortado as “jerez cortado”. It is indeed a very old palo cortado, and so we have labeled it as such.'

  • white fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99

Equipo Navazos NV Montilla-Moriles La Bota de Amontillado Bota Anniversario #73 375 ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'By the end of 2010, on occasion of the fifth birthday of our adventure at Equipo Navazos, we were lucky enough that our friends of Pérez Barquero allowed us to celebrate it with a super limited release: a racy Amontillado from Montilla. An extremely old “NO” wine of exceptional intensity and concentration, and spectacular complexity, sourced from one of the row-end butts that rest in Pérez Barquero’s Los Amigos cellar for many decades. Very few bottles with which we wanted to thank the support and acknowledge the contribution of the friends who walk with us on this fascinating trip. For La Bota de Amontillado Viejísimo 73 “Bota Aniversario” we have revisited the same tonel de cañón number 8 of the bodega Los Amigos, together with its sister the tonel number 3, in order to complete the contents of a whole bota without emptying any of them. It is one of those truly impressive amontillados from Montilla, at the level of the greatest traditional wines from Andalucía. Its average age is difficult to establish, but certainly older than fifty years old. In any event this wine has been sourced from from some of the oldest casks of this producer, belonging to the set of primitive soleras of the house.'

  • white flor fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

Equipo Navazos NV Montilla-Moriles La Bota de Oloroso #74 750 ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'With this release number 74 we are revisiting the same solera in Montilla from where our release number 46 was sourced. Again Pérez Barquero, where Rafael Cordoba, co-owner of Pérez Barquero, has been controlling with exceptional care the vineyards and vintages for decades. He is a master in obtaining truly outstanding musts, both yema (first press) and color (second press). With these second press musts, locally called “vino de color”, the expert winemaker Juan Márquez produces their Olorosos. Very fragrant and strongly bodied wines, wines that very noticeably show the rotundity of the pedro ximénez grape. La Bota de Oloroso #74 “Montilla” comes from a selection of casks from the Solera Diógenes, located in third row at the Bodega El Puente. The main difference is that, this time, all the casks selected belong to the solera itself, while for the release number 46 we picked some vessels from younger criaderas as well. This fact, together with the elapsed time and with the fact that the withdrawals from these casks have been small, explain why this wine is almost five years older than its predecessor, La Bota de Oloroso nº 46. Its estimated average age is therefore close to 30 years.'

  • white fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

Equipo Navazos NV San Lucar de Barrameda La Bota de Amontillado #61 500 ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'In the wine cellars owned by La Guita on the road to Jerez outside Sanlúcar de Barrameda there are several Amontillado soleras identified by the number of butts that exist of each one, and by the legends “Manzanilla Pasada”, “Manzanilla Pasada Vieja” or “Manzanilla Pasada Viejísima”. All those soleras have survived practically untouched since La Guita rearranged its stocks in 1980 and moved most to the cellars on the road to Jerez. Among them, the Solera 1/10 of  “Manzanilla Pasada Vieja” which actually is an exceptional Amontillado, very old and elegant, that shows the typical character of Sanlúcar. It is precisely from that solera that we have sourced the present release: La Bota de Amontillado 61 “Bota NO”. It is the second time we come to it, since in 2011 there was a release with the same name and source numbered as La Bota no. 31. Due to its evident age and depth it can be sipped as a midmorning drop on quiet leisurely days, or after a meal. It also displays a harmonious palate that makes it especially appropriate for intense dishes such as a hearty stew, arròs de muntanya, or lobster bisque, and also of delicate pieces of sushi with a dash of wasabi. Come to think of it, at a lower than usual temperature, this amontillado can be sipped successfully side by side to a refreshing ajoblanco or gazpacho.'

  • white flor fortified
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • white flor
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Equipo Navazos NV San Lucar de Barrameda La Bota de Palo Cortado #41 375 ml

From Equipo Navazos: 'Gaspar Florido used to market two very old wines sourced from their soleras at their old cellaring facility at calle Rubiños, in the heart of the "Barrio" in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. When they decided to seize the real estate fever and sell their urban bodegas they had to move those butts to a shabby facility on the road from Sanlúcar to Trebujena. There is where I had the opportunity to sample them for the first time, on a visit with Álvaro Girón to already old Gaspar in June 2006. We were very positively impressed by their quality and consistency, especially in contrast with the lack of distinction--to put it mildly--of the context there and then. There were quite a few butts of the outstanding GF-25 and only a few of  GF-30, a very old and absolutely spectacular wine. It is precisely from the latter that this La Bota de Palo Cortado nº 41 "Bota NO" is sourced.  Only a few months later, early in 2007, Bodegas Pedro Romero purchased Gaspar Florido, and since then they have remained marketing GF-25 under the usual label "Jerez Viejísimo". In Gaspar's opinion--perhaps questionable but not lacking solid ground--such wines see how the distinctive features of amontillado, palo cortado and oloroso are blurred by their very age. That is why he used to label it simply "Jerez", which after all merely honors the sanluqueña tradition of referring to the local palo cortado as "jerez cortado". It is indeed a very old palo cortado and so we have labeled it as such. Today these butts are stored at the Sacristía of Pedro Romero, back to the heart of the "Barrio" and actually very near their original location. There is where we had the opportunity to revisit them and sample them exhaustively and, ahem, exhaustingly, in order to select our favorites for this edition of   "La Bota": it is a truly extraordinary wine for its unlikely balance between sheer authenticity, concentration, and finesse; genuinely amazing, with so much character and personality.'

  • white flor fortified
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

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

  • white flor fortified
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Tres Palmas Fino 500ml

Gonzalez Byass' Palmas series is an exploration of the most extreme and elegant expressions of the soleras that feed Tio Pepe - arguably the world's most consistent, classic, and popular fino sherry. Tres Palmas 2015 is a selection of a single cask in a ten year-old (average) solera, which stood out as the only cask among 150 where a small amount of flor had survived. A dramatic and drop-dead delicious pairing for rich smoked fishes, duck, and roes, Tres Palmas exhibits immense complexity from spicy aromas hinting at cinnamon oil and bark, to the intensely savory, shape-shifting, palate that showcases autolytic flavors and textures, umami and rancio, as Gonzalez Byass puts it: "the limit between life and death, the agony of the flor." Ariana Rolich

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

Spain Table

2017 Spanish Holiday Mixed Case

2017 Spanish Holiday Mixed Case* includes a fabulous array of organic, biodynamic, low-SO2 selections at an excellent price, including Envinate 2016 Albahra, Alvar de Dios 2015 Toro Aciano, Maisulan 2015 Rioja, Daterra (Laura Lorenzo) 2016 Casas de Enriba, Orly Lumbreras 2015 Vertixe, Orly Lumbreras 2015 Picaron, Parés Baltà 2013 Indigena, Júlia Bernet 2014 Brut Nature Cava "U", Raventós 2015 De Nit Rose, Urogallo 2015 Fanfarria Blanca, MicroBio 2016 Banda Argilico, Fedellos de Couto 2014 Conasbrancas. *Items that sell out will be replaced with wines of comparable price and quality.  

  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

Albamar 2014 Rías Baixas Albariño Pepe Luis

Pepe Luis is a special wine made from several tiny parcels on the Atlantic coast of Rías Baixas (made in honor of winemaker Xurxo Alba's brother), distinguished from the other Albamar Albariños in that it is fermented and raised for one year in neutral French oak. You will not taste overt oak flavors in this wine, but barrel aging gives this Albariño softer texture and rounder flavors of orchard fruit and golden apple, supplementing the familiar citrus oils and acidic/mineral essence of the grape. Experiment pairing Pepe Luis with hearty seafood, sashimi, carpaccios, pork, Asian noodles, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Albamar 2014 Rias Baixas O Esteiro Tinto

Xurxo Alba does it all! A miniscule amount of red wine is produced in Rías Baixas (it is hardcore Albariño and crustacean country!) and even less of it comes to our shores. Fans of red wines that taste like acid, rocks, and dirt will be delighted by O Esteiro Tinto, Xurxo's blend of (roughly equal parts) feral and earthy Caiño, austere and mineral Espadeiro, with the brambly bright berries of Mencia. This is an exhilarating wine of a terroir that we rarely experience through red wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $37.99

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 Toro Aciano Tinto

Aciano is made from winemaker Alvar de Dios' grandfather's own-rooted vineyard of Tinta de Toro planted nearly 100 years ago on pure sandy soils at 700 meters altitude in El Pego, on the southern limit of the Toro DO. Deep brambly aromas with black raspberry, black cherry, baking spice, and balsam flow onto the broad, but focused palate, rich with intense dark fruit, cherry bark, plum vinegar, blood orange, cinnamon, cocoa, rich earth, and long, lilting minerality. Toro is well-represented by the talented Alvar de Dios, particularly in this balanced and special wine. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 Toro Tio Uco

A burst of flamboyant flavors, Tío Uco is an exciting young wine from an exciting young winemaker! A native of southern Toro, Alvar de Dios honed his skills working with Fernando García at Bodegas Marañones (a longtime Chambers Street favorite)  before returning to Toro to farm family vineyards and acquire others. Tío Uco comes from 25 to 40 year-old, organically farmed vines of Tinta de Toro on a variety of terroirs (clay, limestone, sand, and gravel), destemmed and raised in neutral oak barrels. Aromas are wild and heady, full of fermenting berries, black cherry compote, incense and clove, with a jazzy, light spritz upon opening, dissolving into the fun and full-flavored palate of cassis, cranberry, cola, salt plums, balsamic, wild rose, and bitter herbs on the finish. Substantial and spicy, but light on its feet, this is an offbeat and slightly wild foil to standard-issue Tempranillos. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Artuke 2016 Rioja Red

An utterly delicious bargain, made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura from Artuke's organically farmed family estate in the Rioja Alavesa. Made in the traditional, refreshing (pre-barrel aging) style of Rioja, whole cluster fermented and raised in concrete tanks for a pure, juicy, floral, and thirst-quenching young red that begs to be chilled and downed over lunch (or on the couch). Alluring wild rose and ripe cherry aromas and flavors, with crushed red and purple berries, soft earth, wild green herbs, salty licorice, and cherry cola. Keep a bottle chilling in the fridge to pair with everything from pizza to paellas! Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2015 Albares Vino de Parcela Valle del Rio

Valle del Rio is emblematic of the focus and depth of the Casa Aurora project, where idiosyncratic swatches of land, planted to previously unimaginable mixtures of vines, are translated into utterly singular sensory combinations that excite intellectual pleasures as well as hedonistic ones. In winegrower Germán Blanco's words: "From little things, big things grow. If I blend these special things into each other, you can't taste it. And you may not like it... but it's special!" Well, Germán, we like it a lot! Valle del Rio is a .58 hectare parcel of 40-100 year old vines at 820 meters altitude, composed of approximately 60% Garnacha Tintorera, 10% Garnacha, 10% Mencía, and 17% Palomino and the rest Godello, planted on a south-facing slope of red clay and decomposed granite. 2015 is marked by mouth-watering, forward purple berries and violet florals, in balance with the typically dominant notes of crunchy blackberries, damp clay, rocks, and ink. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2015 Albares Vino de Pueblo Poula Tinto

2015 Poula was made in the old style of the village of Albares ("My neighbors love it!" winemaker Germán Blanco proclaimed), composed of Garnacha Tintorera, Mencía, Portuguesa (Trousseau), and 40% white grapes Jerez (Palomino), Godello, Doña Blanca, foot-trodden in stone lagars and raised in amphora for 12 months. Poula is the only Casa Aurora wine made from a blend of parcels, most of which are too tiny to vinify on their own (they are listed on the front label). Lively, joyful, teeming with mouth-watering scents and flavors of wild berries, fermented grapes, mountain herbs, silky florals, and a pleasing tickle of tannin. Serve chilled. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

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

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $22.99

Castellroig NV Penedès Cava Brut

Castellroig is one of the few Cava producers working with organic methods (not certified), harvesting by hand, and even fermenting with native yeasts. They have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every shift in terroir on their property; this fanatical approach to quality shows in the bottle. The focus of this cuvée is Xarlel-lo, a favorite amongst Cava grapes for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions.

  • white sparkling
  • 55 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cerro La Barca 2016 Vegas Altas Extremadura

Fragrant, lively, inexpensive and certified organic, Vegas Altas white is one of the most complex and delicious Spanish values in recent memory. Inviting and dry, medium modied, with flavors of crisp ripe pear, green melon, lavender, almond, and apple blossoms, this is our first experience with Eva de Los Santos, a local grape from Extremadura (the dramatically beautiful region bordering Portugal in western Spain). Enjoy with seafood, fish in sauce, poultry, cheeses, and vegetarian meals. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $52.99

Clos Lentiscus 2010 Penedes Perill Noir Sumoll

Sumoll is enjoying a resurgence in Penedès. Raw and wild in its youth, but rapturously beautiful when given proper time to integrate, the red wine from Sumoll we love to drink the most is Els Jelipins, which Gloria Garriga and her daughter Berta patiently age for several years before bottling. Manel Avinyó's Sumoll is cut in this mold - fluid and floral, with silky ripe red cherry, hibiscus spice, sweet florals, sea salt, a hint of wool, and lingering mineral length. The label on the bottle is a reincarnation of one of his grandfather's designs from the 1920s. The wine has a similar old-fashioned, unhurried feel to it. Linger with a glass of perfectly resolved Sumoll and enjoy. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $51.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

Corisca 2015 Rías Baixas Albariño Ecologico

We are very proud to work with Corisca ("storm" in the local dialect), a certified organic Albariño made by Natalia Rodríguez and her father José María, pioneers in the region (the first in Rías Baixas to be certified organic) who work tirelessly to perfect the balance of this wine - the only one that they make. Corisca displays pure Albariño character and heightened refreshment at an everyday price. Salty, stony aromas with hints of orange oil and green herbs precede the elegant palate, full of twinkling citrus and stone fruit, bright sea spray, minerals, and a long, complex finish. An invigorating apéritif and easy pairing for poultry, fish, and vegetables. We cannot imagine a more delicious "house" Albariño! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 49 in stock
  • $16.99

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

Daniel Ramos Zerberos 2014 Castilla y León El Altar

El Altar is a singular Garnacha, from old vines planted on granitic sandy soils with large chunks of quartz, north-facing at 800 meters near the town of El Barraco in the Sierra de Gredos. Daniel Ramos is one of a handful of Gredos producers with a formidable understanding of and respect for the profound and varied terroirs of the region. In a region full of brilliant Garnachas, El Altar is particularly purely red-fruited, from one of the coolest parts of the region, with strawberry, cherry, red currant, and raspberry preserves, interwoven with rock rose, bergamot, resinous thyme, wild flower honey, and rainwater.Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Daniel Ramos Zerberos 2007 Castilla y León Pizarra

Winemaker Daniel Ramos said that when he and his wife drink a bottle of Pizarra, they frequently open it 3-4 days in advance. Only made in exceptional years, Pizarra is 100% Garnacha from a 60-100+ year old vines on south-facing slate/schist vineyards at 900-975m (3000 feet) elevation in the town of Cebreros. It is brawnier and darker than Ramos' Chorrancos cuvee, with sappy wild berries, sandalwood, and musky citrus oils alongside subtle oxidative notes, spicy wild "garrigue" of lavender, and thyme (which coincidentally grow around the vineyard), and a clear core of slatey minerals. An exceptional wintry Garnacha for roasted meats and root vegetables. Please decant! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2016 Valdeorras Casas de Enriba Vino Tinto

Laura Lorenzo is gaining an enthusiastic following for her clawed-from-the-earth Ribeira Sacra wines, which are deep and serious, yet transparent and bright. Casas de Enriba is from the neighboring Valdeorras region, made of Mencía from two south-facing plots of young vines on granitic soil. Flavors are juicy and bright, with dark, silky  blackberries and savory, meaty plum fruit, mingled with berry blossoms, graphite, minerals, bitter earth, moss, and flowers. A delicious treat for devotees of Ribeira Sacra Mencía looking to branch out! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominio del Urogallo NV Vino de la Tierra de Cangas Cadario

Nicolas Marcos comes from a winemaking family in Toro but found himself drawn to the polar opposite, cool northern coastal region of Cangas in Asturias, where very old vines of  Mencia and autochthonous varieties like Carrasquin, Albarin Blanco, Verdejo Tinto, and more cling to steep, rocky slopes of slate and quartz. Farming is biodynamic and the wines are alive and exciting, with the perfect balance between freshness and depth. The Cadario cuvee is cool and exotic, with broad, brambly black fruit and soft mulberry, with deep and dark minerality like crushed coal, with an acidic rush and bright blue and purple florals. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Els Jelipins 2010 Vi de Taula Sumoll

*This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.* A perfect year for Els Jelipins, the 2010  is earthy and a touch feral, with abundant raspberry and cranberry fruit, accented by tea leaf (Earl Grey), and burdock root. 

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Els Jelipins 2011 Vi de Taula Sumoll

2011 Els Jelipins has taut tannins and delicate angles, tender strawberry and cranberry fruit, lime zests, and sweet florals. 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

Espelt 2016 Empordà Garnatxa Blanca

The Espelt family has been growing grapes for centuries on the sandy granite, limestone, and slate soils of Empordà. In the early 2000s, they began bottling under their own name, resulting in some of the best values coming out of Catalonia. Espelt's vineyards are certified organic and dedicated primarily to native varieties like Lledoner (Catalan Grenache) and Carinyena. This wine is 100% Garnatxa Blanca from 50 year-old vines, fermented and aged for 3 months in neutral French oak barrels. Medium bodied, with pure, fluid flavors of white peach, lemon-lime, tropical fruit, and golden apple, flecked with white pepper and silky  florals, anchored by a  firm mineral spine. Fresh and versatile. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 73 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Familia Nin Ortiz 2016 Priorat Porrera Planetes de Nin Blanc

Ester Nin and Carles Ortiz combine rigorous biodynamic farming, prime terroir in Porrera (one of the two coolest villages in the Priorat), and an oddity - Cargnan Blanc - to achieve this elegant outlier among Priorat whites. Unusually lithe, clear, and cool-tempered relative to the big, sometimes boozy whites of the region, with heady aromas of wild herbs, lemon balm, mustard flower, citrus peels, and white pepper. The palate is supple, long, and mineral, one of the most restrained and pretty Priorat whites around, displaying delicate tropical and tree fruits with bitter piths, mineral earth, and sea salts. Pair with rich seafood and herbed poultry. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fuenteseca 2016 Utiel Requena Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon

This incredible bargain is a full-bodied blend of bush-trained Bobal with a splash of young-vines Cabernet Sauvignon from 1000 meters up in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain. Dense and layered on the palate — rich cherry, tart plum, and ripe raspberry fruit, with velvety tannins, soft earth, and a hint of violet flowers. Certified organic. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2013 Cantabria, Liebana Cobero Tinto

In addition to rapturous Ribera del Duero wines, Goyo Garcia Viadero make s a small amount of wine from his mother's home region of Cantabria. 70% Mencia and 30% Palomino from old vines planted in broken black slate soils, co-fermented in stainless steel and raised in neutral oak for 26 months, Cobero Tinto is lithe and mineral, delicious with braised meat and game or salty pork and cheeses. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Baboso Negro

Baboso Negro (better known as Alfrocheiro in Portugal) has a powerful and flamboyant personality, making every vintage of this wine is a new adventure. Ignios Baboso comes from a 20-year-old single vineyard on volcanic clay loam in northwestern Tenerife, converted to organic farming by intrepid Tenerife vigneron, Borja Pérez González. The  2015 is very fresh and balanced, displaying Baboso's distinctive perfume and acidity, along with a full, beguiling palate of sweet wild cherry, brambly black raspberry, blackberry sap, and musky blood orange, lifted by notes of apricot, citrus peels, celery seed, and grounded by clear minerality and pungent volcanic earth. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Negro

Listan Negro is ubiquitous in the Canary Islands, but Ignios' rendition is unique. From a one-half hectare, 30-year-old single vineyard planted on iron-rich clay loam on a coastal banana plantation, the 2015 is tart and salty, with herbal raspberry and reductive aromas feeding into flavors of sour cherry, plum peels, red beets, salty soy, pepper, iodine, and smoky, funky earth. This wine evolves wonderfully with air as well as age in bottle. Decanting recommended. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

As the sun goes down and the fogs roll over Tenerife, there is no better pleasure than to sip a glass of Ignios Marmajuelo alongside local shell fish and fresh mojo (Canarian pesto made of herbs, garlic, and plenty of vinegar - email us for recipes!). Marmajuelo plantings are rare. In 2011, Borja Perez Gonzalez recuperated two tiny 20-year-old parcels, perched above the Ignios Baboso vineyard, amounting to a mere 700kg of grapes.  The wine is equally unusual, combining forceful salty and savory volcanic island elements - ocean air and smoky soil - interwoven with juicy (dry!) tropical fruits, accented by mellow notes of  banana leaf, lemon balm, green almond, and aloe, with long, ashen mineral notes on the finish. The complex braid of flavors is lifted by invigorating acidity. This Marmajuelo displays significant natural tannin and viscosity, endearing it to adventurous cooks in search of special white wine pairings. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2015 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

Vijariego Negro (aka Sumoll) from a single vineyard at 780m on volcanic sandy loam in the foothills of Mount Teide, abandoned at a young age, but meticulously resuscitated by winegrower Borja Pérez González. 2015 is an elegant, floral, and approachable vintage for this typically dense and structural mountain wine. Aromas of rose, orange honey, grapefruit, and cherry blossom accent flavors of black cherry, tart raspberry, orange peel, salty brine, watermelon rind, black tea, and bitter sandy earth, with buoyant acid, moderate tannins, and pleasing length. A brilliant introduction to the complex Ignios reds, delicious paired with lamb burgers, confit, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $30.99

Julia Bernet 2014 Penedès Cava "U" Brut Nature

A friend brought back a bottle of Júlia Bernet Cava from Barcelona 7 or 8 years ago. I still remember the integrity and succulent depth of that wine. After several attempts, I finally managed to visit Xavi Bernet three years ago and have since made his bodega in the tiny hamlet of El Pago a regular stop (where he also sells delicious Catalan cheese, fruits, and rancio). Xavi farms his grandparents' vines and makes a array of delicious, certified organic still wines and Cava, all of which display enormous quality and care. "U" is a new cuvée, bone dry, elegant, and refreshing, from 15-40 year-old Xarello vines. The Cava spends approximately two years on the lees, receiving no dosage and the bare minimum SO2. If Penedès were the object of such intense scrutiny and admiration as Champagne, there is no doubt that Xavi Bernet would be hailed as a grower of top talent and character. Ariana Rolich

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $38.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $43.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2016 Castilla y León Amanda Rosado de Lagrima NO SO2 1.5 L

I love a good rosé and the 2016 Amanda Rosado from Alfredo Maestro does not disappoint. 100% Garnacha Tintorera primarily from a single vineyard of 60-year-old vines planted on calcareous clay soils at 850 meters altitude in the province of Segovia, this rosé is vibrant, juicy, and packed with a ton of flavors. Displaying a bouquet of wild strawberries, boysenberry, rhubarb and citrus fruit, with some spice and floral undertones, this dry wine is deliciously luscious with its high minerality, great acidity, and medium body. Pair this wine with fun light dishes such as grilled seafood and Asian-inspired meals. Caroline Coursant

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2016 Castilla y León Lovamor Albillo NO SO2 1.5 L

Lovamor is Alfredo Maestro's perennially sought-after white wine of 100% Albillo Mayor, a rare white variety in the Ribera del Duero, where red wine rules. With one week on the skins, bright acidity due to naturally-inhibited malolactic fermentation (Alfredo pushes the tank of wine outside into the winter cold!) and no added SO2, Lovamor is pert and minerally. Aromas of orange peels and white pepper lead to crisp, nuanced flavors of tart golden fruit, ripe orange, crunchy rocks and salt, and a tickle of tannins from the skins. Light enough for seafood and apéritifs, but delicious with some air alongside poultry, pork, fish and roasted vegetables with herbs. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Maisulan 2015 Rioja

Maisulan is 100% Tempranillo from organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards around the village of El Villar in the Rioja Alavesa. Aromas of dusty purple berries and plums, rose hips, and tendrils of sweet smoke combine on the dense, full-flavored palate of wild cherry, dense boysenberry and raspberry, with red apple skins, spicy cinnamon, gritty tannins, and a long finish of savory and smoky earth. Affordable and versatile. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Maldivinas 2015 Castilla y Leon Sierra de Gredos Combate Pink

I heartily recommend drinking more deeply pigmented rosés throughout winter (especially at holiday feasts). This is an addictive, fuschia-hued, slightly off-dry rosado of Garnacha from Maldivinas' prime vineyards in Cebreros, the heart of the Sierra de Gredos. Two-thirds of the fruit comes from vineyards on schist and one-third from granitic soils. The perfumed nose of hibiscus, wild flowers, and damp brown earth continues onto the wild, juicy palate of strawberry preserves, raspberry patch, and black tea. Lots of bright, tangy acidity is present to balance the rich, wild fruit and the touch of sugar that remains in the wine. An explosively delicious rosé for sipping and an inspired pairing for any cured or smoked pork products, dark poultry (like turkey or duck), Asian fare, cheeses, and fruity or chocolatey desserts. One barrel produced. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Mas Candí 2012 Segunyola Cava Brut Nature

Segunyola's flinty, creamy aromas recall Champagne, but Segunyola is 100% Xarello from 60 year-old vines in the Parc Natural del Garraf in Penedes, the heart of Cava country. Grape growers until 2006, Ramón Jané, his wife Mercé Cuscó, and his best friend Toni Carbó decided to make their own wine. Excellent farming drives the balance and integrity of their wines, along with restraint in the cellar. Segunyola has delicate bubbles, no dosage, and radiates the potential precision and power of Xarello. Bone dry, with delicate build and intense length, savory minerals, marzipan, and white fruit and flowers, this is a perfect aperitif or pair for buttery baked goods and nutty cheese. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Matías i Torres 2015 La Palma Listán Blanco Las Machuqueras

Las Machuqueras is a single vineyard of Listán Blanco from the stunning southern zone of La Palma island, Fuencaliente, where Victoria Torres' winery is located. Half of the vines are 40 years old and half are over 100 years old, trained mere centimeters from the ground in long, snaking rows. Ten months on the lees in stainless steel tank and large chestnut foudre gives a gracious texture to this spirited and aromatic rendering of a typically reticent grape. Anise, orange oils, sandalwood, and rich stone fruit aromas fill the nose; flavors are deep, an electric core of acid and mineral ash, encircled by exotic notes of cinnamon, roasted fennel and cumin seeds, ocean brine, citrus leaf and tarragon, with bitter, salty, and herbal length that resonates for minutes after each sip. With air, it develops a soft, lilting saltwater texture: like ocean water lapping onto your taste buds. A magical vintage for Machuqueras. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

Orly Lumbreras 2014 Castilla y León Punto G Garnacha

Before joining forces with Rubén Díaz to start RuBor, Orly Lumbreras was making wine solo in some of the Sierra de Gredos' most extreme and awe-inspiring vineyards on granitic soils around the austere mountain town of Navarredondilla. He is still producing Punto G, which was his first wine, made from 70 year-old Garnacha at 1,100 meters altitude, fermented with whole clusters with native yeasts, and raised in used French oak for six months. Fuller, more dense and brawny than Groove, with many years of life ahead, Punto G displays luscious dark cherries, ripe berry skins, and savory black currant fruit, full of rich earth, dried oregano, and notes of sweet spice. The complexity of this wine builds with hours and days of air. Yearning for stewed lamb or  grilled steak on a cold night is activated! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Orly Lumbreras 2015 Castilla y León Picaron

Picaron is a delicious new value from Orly Lumbreras, our friend in the Gredos (RuBor Viticultores). He said he had always wanted to make a wine from Brunete, the town where he lives, to show the people of the town that the wines do not have to be "hyperalcoholic, of 18 degrees, thick and fleshy." Score for Orly! Picaron has the broad and spicy fruit that we look for in Grenache -- strawberry, cherry, watermelon, raspberry -- buoyed by fresh acidity and savory minerals, with a tickle of young tannin and a bit of reductive funk. Fun and fluid, with good complexity for the price, Picaron is a delight! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $13.99

Orly Lumbreras 2015 Ribeira Sacra Vertixe

Orly Lumbreras is based in the Gredos, where he makes some of our best-selling Garnacha wines. In 2015, Orly branched out to explore the staggeringly steep slopes of the Ribeira Sacra, at the invitation of  vigneron friends in the region. Foot trod, with 20% stem inclusion, and just 4 months in used barrels, this is a delicious young Ribeira Sacra wine. The sweet smoke, spice, and bramble of Mencía fill the nose; the palate is medium weight and cool, with tingly acidity, dark ripe raspberries, muddled purple and black berries, with rich, licorice-inflected earth. Brooding yet fresh, this is a Mencia for burgers, sausage and peppers, braised pork, and tacos. Only 2 barrels were produced. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $20.99

Pares Balta 2016 Penedes Indigena Garnacha Blanca

Indigena is Garnacha Blanca from higher altitude vines in Penedes, the heart of Cava country, farmed organically and biodynamically. A relatively acidic and lean rendering of Garnacha Blanca, typically associated with rounder, fleshier wines, but recognizable in its floral notes of apple, pear, crunchy peach, and salty, earthy minerality. Thirst-quenching, attention-getting, and among diverse food groups and family members alike. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Quinta Milú 2016 Ribera del Duero Milú

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

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Raventós I Blanc 2014 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 1.5 L

Pepe Raventos stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively aromas of pert pink lemonade, tart cranberry, and a hint of pepper; the palate is dry and elegant, with refreshing, bright acidity, flavors of strawberry seeds, musky ripe raspberries, and orange zests, flanking the complex saline and mineral core, stemming from Raventos' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile rose sparkling wine for apéritifs, snacks, richer seafood, and spicy fare. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2015 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé

Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of Raventós' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. Lighter than ever in 2015, a pale rose gold, not quite the color of pale rosé, this is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and under-ripe raspberry fruit, but is far more mineral-driven than fruity. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2015 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 1.5 L

Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of Raventós' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. Lighter than ever in 2015, a pale rose gold, not quite the color of pale rosé, this is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and under-ripe raspberry fruit, but is far more mineral-driven than fruity. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2015 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 375 ml

Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation, which is committed to prioritizing the area's indigenous varieties, estate fruit, longer elevage, and biodynamic methods. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of Raventós' calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. Lighter than ever in 2015, a pale rose gold, not quite the color of pale rosé, this is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and under-ripe raspberry fruit, but is far more mineral-driven than fruity. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Protocolo Zero Blanco

Protocolo Zero is RuBor's first "vin de coupage," or blended wine, named for the absence of protocol in approaching each vintage. "Solo sensaciones fugaces" - only fleeting sensations - determine the contents of the wine, which is 100% Albillo Real, the great white grape of the Gredos Mountains. Rubén and Orly explore a wide range of expressions between their two old-vine Albillo parcels - La Peguera and SADE - through strategic harvest dates, skin contact, and vinification style. Protocolo Zero allows them to marry the fresh, youthful, and bright wines with rich, spicy, and aromatic ones, in proportions of their choosing. This succulent white explodes with exciting granitic texture and length, with flavors of Bosc pear, butterscotch, musky peach, minerals and a hint of fresh ginger. Pair with roasted poultry, seafood stew, chicken liver mousse, or pâtés and cheeses. Seriously delicious on its own as well! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Castilla y León Protocolo Zero Tinto

Protocolo Zero is RuBor's first wine from a blend of vineyards, an exuberant and supple Garnacha, with exotic perfume of rose, raspberry, hibiscus, cinnamon, and resinous herbs wafting from the glass. Spicy raspberry and stewed strawberry fruit share the stage with honeyed wild flowers, deep mineral earth, and fine tannins that stick to the tongue. This wine continues to open for days, taking on rich chocolate-raspberry, blackberry liqueur, tobacco and earth with tart skins of black cherry and cranberry and crunchy berry seeds. The Sierra de Gredos' trademark acidity and minerality are energizing foils for this extravagantly delicious and affordable, full-bodied red. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2014 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Groove Garnacha

Orly Lumbreras of RuBor Viticultores described Groove as "un cañón" in its youth. With a little bit of time in bottle, it has mellowed into a veritable laser beam! This is singular Garnacha, utterly fabulous, from a single vineyard that inspired the partnership between Ruben Diaz and Orly Lumbreras in the first place. 50-year-old vines with southeast exposition on very fine granitic sandy soils at 900m altitude (the highest granitic vineyard in Cebreros, a village known for old-vine Garnacha on steep, schistous slopes). High-toned with intense, almost vertical acidity, taut black cherry, herbal black raspberry and purple berry fruit, chewy dark cherry skins, rhubarb, pink peppercorn, lots of violet, lavender, and rose florals, hints of thyme, and a taut, long, granitic mineral force. A wine to observe and celebrate over many years. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Chass! Chasselas

A fresh and pretty entree into the world of RuBor Viticultores, our good friends Ruben Diaz and Orly Lumbreras, this is 100% Chasselas from two small plots of 70+ year-old vines on decomposed granite soils in Cebreros, the heart of the Sierra de Gredos. With 5-6  days of skin contact, then raised entirely in stainless steel with occasional batonnage, this is a new experience of Chasselas. Dry and minerally, textured and complex, with subtle flavors of crisp apple and pear, dewy green melon, orange pith, beeswax, and sea salt, with a tickle of tannin from time on the skins. An irresistible choice for adventurous apéritifs, poultry, and seafood! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Saó del Coster 2011 Priorat Terram

This is an unbelievable price for a quintessential Priorat with just enough age to shine the spotlight on that seething, savory, slatey minerality that melts into the deep, black fruit that drives this wine in its youth. Terram is composed of Grenache and Carignan, with small amounts of Cabernet and Syrah from biodynamically-farmed Planassos vineyard in Gratallops, the heart of the Priorat. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Scala Dei 2013 Priorat Garnacha Cartoixa

The founding of Scala Dei monastery by the Carthusian monks in 1194 gave rise to the constellation of postcard-perfect, rustic mountain villages that compose the Priorat region today. The founding of Scala Dei winery in 1973 was similarly influential in the history of Priorat wines, producing the region's first bottled vintage in 1974. Winemaker Ricard Rofes is taking Scala Dei back to its roots, returning to the era before new oak and destemmers reigned, allowing the natural power and depth of Priorat to shine through the wines. According to Rofes, 2013 was a perfect year for Scala Dei. Consisting of 75% Grenache and 25% Carignan, raised in a mix of 500L and 600L foudres and concrete tank for 18-22 months, Cartoixa expresses the balance of this vintage. Rich, warm aromas of licorella slate,  flowering Mediterranean plants and herbs, are met by the flavors of red plum and black currant on the mineral-driven palate, with supple tannins, and terrific freshness. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Silice Viticultores 2015 Ribeira Sacra

Silice Viticultores is a partnership between super-talented winegrower Fredi Torres and brothers Carlos and Juan Rodriguez, who are dedicated to shining light on the power of the steep and mighty Ribeira Sacra region to produce complex and luscious red wines without excessive intervention. Farming is organic and biodynamic, with no additives or manipulation in the cellar (beyond tiny amounts of SO2), which sets Silice apart in a region where chemical farming and acidification of wines are commonplace. Primarily Mencia, with Merenzao, Albarello, Garnacha Tintorera, and some white grapes, from multiple small vineyards on slate and granite slopes in Amandi averaging 60-80 years old. Aromas of sweet smoke and tangy wild berries, herbs, and damp earth meet a  juicy, mid-weight palate of tart cranberry, wild cherries, sour plum, cedar smoke and blueberries, with wild thyme, purple and blue florals, and salty, funky soil. Lovers of Pinot Noir and Cru Beaujolais in search of some Spanish sun, spice, and soul need look no further. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

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

Suertes del Marqués 2015 Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Trenzado Blanco

Suertes del Marqués' entry level white is a delicious introduction to the authentic, terroir-driven wines of the historic Valle de la Orotava, located on the slopes of Mt. Teide in the north of Tenerife. Trenzado (named after the local vine training system - el cordon trenzado, or "braided cordon") is 95% Listán Blanco, with small amounts of Pedro Ximénez, Gual, Marmajuelo, and more, from five vineyards, made in a combination of concrete and used oak vessels. Grapes from certain vineyards receive a week of skin contact, for a subtle and structured palate that combines fresh musky stone fruit with tart, savory tropical notes and abundant saline and volcanic mineral character. Drink with seafood dressed with garlic and herbs. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Suriol 2012 Penedès Castell de Grabuac El Bosc Cava Brut Nature

The Suriol family has lived and farmed in the Castell de Grabuac (Font RUbi, Penedes) since the 15th century. Today, led by indefatiguable young vigneron Assis Suriol, the Suriol estate is certified organic, biodynamically farmed, and the source for some of the most interesting, affordable, and high quality Cavas we have tasted. El Bosc comes from Xarello vines planted in 1989, raised in traditional chestnut barrels, and aged on the lees for several years. Aromas are rich and yeasty, with a complex, layered palate, bursting with golden apple, yellow plum, salty minerals, brioche, clarified butter, and a long earthy finish. Powerfully delicious with cheeses, mackerel, seafood, and Mediterranean snacks or a savory and salty lox and bagel brunch. Ariana Rolich

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

Terroir Al Límit 2014 Priorat Dits del Terra

2014 is an incredible vintage of Dits del Terra, a south-facing, single vineyard of 90+ year-old Carignan vines, one of the first plots Dominik Huber and Eben Sadie pinpointed when starting Terroir al Limit. This bottling is always a highlight of Dominik Huber's lineup. Structured and serious, layered and spicy, with crunchy black berry fruit, exotic herbs, and loads of gritty mineral earth, fermented with whole clusters and aged in  large 3500L Stockinger foudre. Every year I take note of how Dits del Terra gets better and more interesting every year. Obviously, it is a perennial favorite! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terroir Al Límit 2015 Priorat Vinum Verum Roc d'Aubaga Rose

As with most serious rosés, Roc d'Aubaga is really coming into its own with some time to evolve in the bottle. Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit continues to defy expectations with bold, unique, yet relatively light wines from the sun-baked Priorat, famous for dense and powerful reds. Roc d'Aubaga is a whole cluster co-fermentation of  Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, and Grenache Blanc, with aromas of red currant, wild rose, and hibiscus, flowing onto the subtle yet exuberant palate of wild cherry and creamy berries, with watermelon pith, cherry pits, rose hips, tea leaf, chiseled minerality, fresh acid, and lots of length. Technically a clarete (blend of red and white grapes), this is a beautiful all-season rose, shining with richer duck dishes as well as grilled shrimp and summer vegetables. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 37 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Viña Zorzal 2015 Navarra Graciano

Zorzal takes the Graciano grape to new heights with this inexpensive but outrageously delicious 35-year-old, organically-farmed vines in Spain's Navarra region (Rioja's overlooked neighbor). This is a generous, crowd-pleasing, and thirst-quenching red on the fuller side of medium-bodied. It is pretty and perfumed, with flavors of juicy purple plum, ripe red raspberry, and dark cherry, violet flowers, soft funky earth, spearmint leaf, cinnamon spice, smooth tannins, rich texture, and just enough acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with native yeasts. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $10.99

Vinatupadre 2012 Castilla y León "El Maton"

Rufete is the fascinating red grape of Salamanca, found throughout the Duero/Douro basin in Spain and Portugal. Often blended with meatier grapes, its delicate, floral, essence is easy to obscure; it is highly expressive of terroir, however, and enjoying a surge of interest from winemakers who want to vinify Rufete on its own. Daniel Ramos is our go-to authority on the Sierra de Gredos, a true master of Grenache. When he mentioned that he made this 100% Rufete from a single vineyard of very old vines on decomposed granite sands at 890m altitude in Salamanca, I had to check it out! After several hours' drive west from Gredos toward the Portuguese border, we reached Sierra de Salamanca. Alternating between pastoral verdant terraces of decomposed granite sands and severe, swirling valleys of schist, with vines poking out of sheer rocky cliffs, this was yet another varied viticultural treasure of Castilla y Leon! El Maton is a graceful medium-bodied choice for Thanksgiving. Enticing aromas of spicy florals, ripe wild cherries, and berry skin funk are followed by deep flavors with racy but delicate acidity: red plum, raspberry, cranberry, clove, violet florals, savory umami, and bitter, salty earth. Now 5 years old, this wine is really starting to shine! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur