Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white fortified
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

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

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $58.99

  • white fortified
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • white fortified
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

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

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

Gonzalez Byass NV Jerez Una Palma Fino 500ml

All sherries in the Las Palmas Collection begin their lives on track to become Tio Pepe, which averages 4-4.5 years of age. A fascinating variety of flor activity and microclimates throughout Tio Pepe's soleras (totaling approximately 20,000 barrels) creates especially pure and fine expressions that set certain barrels of fino apart. The tradition was to mark these wines with a "palma" and to trace their development over time; two, three, and four palmas designate increasing fineness with age. The 2015 selection of Una Palma was pulled from three barrels of fino in a solera of 142 casks averaging 6 years old. Andrew Sinclair from Gonzalez Byass notes that this is a higher-alcohol style of fino that was typical prior to the 1960s (fermented to 11% alcohol and then fortified to 15.5%). Soft, rIch aromas of flor, beeswax and chamomile, with hints of peppercorn and banana leaves contrast with the bracing freshness of the palate, full of tingly lemon oil, concentrated yellow fruit flesh and tart and bitter golden plum peels. Ariana Rolich

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

  • white fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Blend Contrabandista

The Valdespino Contrabandista is an approachable Amontillado with overt nutty characteristics softened by just a bit of sweetness.  The wine is deeply perfumed, most distinctly with toasted walnuts,  lovely candied orange, sweet spice, and a touch of caramel.  Medium weight on the palate with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and a soft, almost creamy texture.  The flavors are again led by notes of toasted nuts but also showing more of a honeyed tone with citrus on the long finish.  This wine would pair easily with a Thanksgiving feast, showing enough power to stand up to turkey and gravy along with enough sweetness to fit with sweet potato casserole or a zesty cranberry sauce. It would also be a perfect partner for cheese or sweets after the meal. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy. Andy Paynter

  • white flor
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Amontillado Tio Diego

Aromas of buttery salted caramel with freshly-snipped chives and dill over orange blossoms and rosewater; burnt orange zest and dry bitter earth coat the palate with dark crunchy herbs, dill seed, licorice root, espresso, and a long, dry, woodsy finish. 100% Palomino from minimum 25-year-old vines on the pure Albariza (chalk) soil of Macharnuda Alta, with an average of more than 14 years of combined biological and oxidative aging. A serious sherry at a great price. -AR

  • white flor fortified
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Valdespino NV Jerez Fino Inocente 375ml

Valdespino’s Incocente is perhaps the world’s greatest value in Fino. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard consisting of Jerez’s classic chalky soils. Unlike most Fino Sherry, which is typically only about 4 yeas old, because of the number of Criaderas in the Inocente Solera, the wine in this bottle is roughly ten years old. This, and the fact that the wine is femented by the ambient yeasts in casks, adds to the signature weight and richness of Inocente. This Fino is truly a study in flor, and has long, rich, yeasty flavors, and vibrant citrusy acidity.  JR

  • white flor fortified
  • 24 in stock
  • $12.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • $10.99

Spain Table

Adega de Vimbio 2015 Rias Baixas Albarino Baenis

Vimbio, a small winery in O Rosal, the most southern sub-zone of Rías Baixas, has been practicing organic farming since 1985 on their 2.5 hectares of vines. Couple Martín Crusat and Patricia Elola believe in the vineyard's life cycle with animals thriving on the vineyards. No herbicide is used (except for minimal application against mildew). The 2015 Baenis is a 100% Albariño planted on clay, soft rocks, and alluvial boulders. An elegant wine, Baenis is vibrant and crisp with a superb minerality. On the nose, the wine displays notes of creamy citrus, herbs and salt. On the palate, the wine has a beautiful creamy texture with great tension and a pretty finish. Pair this wine with grilled fish, Asian-inspired dishes or fresh salads. Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2015 El Maderal Vaguera White

Alvar de Dios Vagüera is a blend of Verdejo, Godello, Palomino, and Albillo, coming from a small parcel of 100-year-old vines, at about 950 meters of altitude on clay soils in El Maderal. Fermented whole-cluster with native yeast in old barrels, the wine is then aged on lees for 12 months without fining or filtering. On the nose, the bouquet is fresh and vibrant with tart citrus, white peach, white flowers, almond and saline notes. On the palate, the wine is crisp with bright acidity and a delicious creaminess that reveals on the mid-palate. A pretty special wine! Pair this wine with grilled fish, vegetarian fare, and light but flavorful meat such as duck and goose.  Caroline Coursant

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

Artuke 2018 Rioja Red

Made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura from Artuke's organically farmed family estate in the Rioja Alavesa, this wine is a great bargain. This is a traditionally-made Rioja with a freshness that most wines of the region don't have. Whole cluster fermented and raised in concrete tanks, the wine is juicy and floral with aromas of wild violets, ripe cherry, crushed red and purple berries, soft earth, and wild green herbs. Drink this wine with a slight chill and pair it with everything from pizza to paellas!

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $8.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $22.99

Bernabeleva 2017 Sierra de Gredos San Martin de Valdeiglesias Camino

Fresh and fragrant, luscious and lively, Bernabeleva is back! Pure Garnacha from the granitic sandy soils of San Martin de Valdeiglesias in the Sierra de Gredos, where old vines and high altitudes conspire for some of the world's best Grenache wines. Spicy and floral berry aromas give way to a tart, pretty palate of crisp cranberry, spicy raspberry, ripe tomato, with the Gredos' trademark minerality, bright acid, and a tickle of young tannins.

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $169.99

Bodegas Vinificate 2015 Cadiz Mahara

This beautifully aromatic wine is made from 100% Tintilla de Rota, a grape variety related to Graciano that is native to Andalusia but now nearly extinct. The grapes for this wine go through an extended 6 month maceration on the skins before aging in Amphora, a combination that balances concentration and elegance. The resulting wine is dark in the glass but medium bodied, with an intense nose of purple flowers, garrigue, and sea air. On the palate, the wine shows pretty red and black fruit, a gamey, savory note, and a saline mineral core. Drink with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, or anything from the grill. No SO2 added. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Carlania Celler 2017 Conca de Barbera El Plantarga Rose (Trepat)

The 2017 El Plantarga rosat is all Trepat, a local grape to the Conca de Barbera DO in Spain. Winemakers Jordi Miró and Sònia Gomà-Camps farm without pesticides or herbicides, and only small amounts of sulfur and biodynamic preparations are used in the vineyards. The soils are mostly clay and limestone, which might help to contextualize the lively, flavorful, bright red fruit on the palate that is balanced by a dry, mineral finish. Made without any additives or SO2 added. Did we mention it's $12.99??

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Carmelo Santana 2017 Gran Canarias Ikewen Tinto

Carmelo Santana is the new kid on the block for Canary Island wine. Hailing from Gran Canaria, the second most populous island in the Canaries, Carmelo studied winemaking in Chile, Bierzo (Spain), and the Douro (Portugal), before returning home to begin his winemaking project, Bien de Alutra ("good height"). The focus here is on preserving local grapes and reviving abandoned vineyard. All vineyard work is by hand, and farming is organic and biodynamic (though not certified). The grapes for the Ikewen tinto are sourced from old vines (on average 80 years old), growing between 1200-1460m (i.e. very high altitude). Grapes are macerated for a month, roughly half whole cluster and half destemmed, and aged both in 500L used French barrels and stainless steel, for 8 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered with a small amount of SO2. Tasted recently and then consumed enthusiastically with friends, this is a bright and delicate red that makes us hope for more Gran Canaria wines in the future!  E. Lillie

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

Castellroig NV Penedès Cava Brut

Castellroig is one of the finest values in Cava, farmed organically, harvesting by hand, and even fermented with native yeasts. Marcel Sabate and his team have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every minute shift in terroir on their estate; 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
  • 37 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Castellroig NV Penedes Cava Brut Rosat

A treat for lovers of Castellroig Cava, the Rosat is a refreshing rose Cava made from organically farmed Garnacha and Trepat grapes, fermented with native yeasts, and aged a minimum of 15 months on the lees before disgorgement. A lovely, rosy watermelon hue, dry and frothy, with deep and delicious flavors of raspberry, cranberry, orange rind, seas salt, and Mediterranean herbs. This rosat is always cold in our fridge at home, ready for smoked salmon brunch, a sardine snack, and fish from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Celler Jordi Llorens 2017 Conca de Barbera Blan 5-7

The soft-spoken Jordi Llorens makes some fascinating wines in Conca de Barbera, in Catalunya, where his family has lived since the 1700's. A blend of Maccabeu and Parellada from multiple parcels. Co-fermented, certified organic, and all aged in anfora without any addition of sulfites. It's a bit opaque in the glass, with nice weight, a touch of grip and a long finish. It's unfiltered, unfined, and a bit peculiar, but impeccable, clean and a very balanced real wine.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Celler Les Foes 2017 Castellon de la Plana - Valencia L'Adolescent

Grenache and Syrah, delivered to you via an addictive, chillable red from the south of Spain. We first were turned on to Celler Les Foes last year when we tasted the 2016 L'Adolescent. It was funky, and dark-fruited, while also being really fresh and drinkable. The 2017 is more of the same. Sure to serve you well all summer long, at any rooftop party or BBQ you find yourself attending.  Eben

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Celler Les Foes 2017 Castellon de la Plana Les Foes

This wine, which takes the name of the winery, is all Garnacha, and perhaps the lightest and freshest of the wines we have from Celler les Foes. The fruit comes froma  young vineyard planted about 10 years ago. Whole cluster fermentation, with aging in used barriques for 9-10 months. The style is light and direct, with some subtle herbs on the nose, but mostly driven by bright, juicy red fruit. A lively red that deserves a light chill.  Eben

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2013 Penedès Brut Rose

This is not a Brut Rosé for the faint-hearted! Dark, savory, peppery and unforgettable, it's formidable enough on its own, but may be best paired with food. Fried food, pan-Asian cuisine... the list is endless! It's quite structured for a sparkling wine, think more of a light Lambrusco than a sparkling rose, and you get the idea. Minerality here is expressed through some structure, and flavors of fresh soil. No SO2 added.   Eben

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2015 Penedes Perill Carinyena

This is a beautiful, pure expression of Carinyena (Carignan), from Clos Lentiscus winery, in Penedes. The style of maceration here seems like it was almost an infusion, as the palate is dominated by bright red berry fruit, and lots of fresh minerality. The wine is not thin, however. It's got a lot of character, just very little tannin for a red. Prime candidate for a chill. A delicious natural wine from our friend Manel, and one that should continue to drink well with more time in the bottle.    Eben

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Corisca 2017 Rías Baixas Albariño Ecologico

Corisca, which means"storm" in the local dialect, is a certified organic Albariño made by Natalia Rodríguez and her father José María, who operate the first certified organic winery in Rías Baixas. This is their only wine, and its delicacy, refinement, and intensity demonstrate their careful farming and attentive winemaking. Corisca shows refreshing salty, herbal, and citrus character on the nose, with a bright but balanced palate of orange and lime with a core of salty, stony minerality. Corisca is a perfect wine to open before dinner, or to pair with sushi, ceviche, grilled octopus, or fresh green salads. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Espelt 2017 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
  • 20 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fedellos do Couto 2016 Ribeira Sacra 'Lomba dos Ares'

One of the most impressive Spanish wines I've tasted this year. A collaboration between an old farmer/land owner, a passionate viticulturist, and two friends - Curro and Jesús - who originally founded Ronsel do Sil winery in Ribeira Sacra. Grapes here are Mencia, Marenzao, Mouraton, Caiño Tinto. Hand harvested, and co-fermented - whole cluster - in stainless steel, then aged for a short period in 500L neutral French barrels. This is a lovely, light-bodied red that has great structure and versatility. Beautiful floral nose, delicate mouthfeel and a long mineral finish.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fento Wines 2017 Rias Baixas Tinto

Fento is a project from Eulogio Pomares, a highly respected winemaker in Rías Baixas. Mostly Sousón, with Mencía, Brancellao, and other indigenous Galician varieties, this wine is dark and herbal, with notes of blackberry, plum and a saline core. Medium bodied, the tannins are present but well-balanced with the dark fruit. Drink with chicken, pork sausage, or ham. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fredi Torres 2016 La Lecon de Labourage

What a fun, vibrant red wine from Fredi Torres! This wine is 100% Garnacha from vines planted on red clay soils in La Figuera and granite soils in Falset in Catalonia. Picked early to ensure high acidity and freshness, the grapes are partially destemmed, macerated slowly, and then fermented and aged for 6 months in old French oak barrels. The wine is unfined and unfiltered with minimal addition of sulfur. For the lovers of light and vibrant Garnacha, this is an expressive, minerally-driven natural red wine! Complex, the wine is full of flavors of ripe black currants, juicy red berries, crunchy cranberries, dark violet petals, earth and dried herbs de Provence. The minerality is precise and long with a great vivacity. Light tannins and bright acidity make this wine a perfect wine to enjoy at parties by itself or with appetizers, or to pair with fun vegetarian dishes, such as Indian curries and Thai food. Caroline Coursant     

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fuenteseca 2017 Utiel Requena Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon

This incredible bargain is a certified organic blend of mostly Bobal and some Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted at 1,000 meters altitude in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain. Dense and layered on the palate, the wine is full-bodied with good acidity and supple tannins, displaying a bouquet of rich cherry, tart plum, and ripe raspberry fruit, with a hint of violets and herbs. Pair this wine with grilled steak, roasted lamb, and vegetable lasagna. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 37 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Julia Bernet 2016 Penedès Cava "U" Brut Nature

Xavi Bernet farms his grandparents' vines and makes an array of delicious, certified organic still wines and Cavas in his tiny roadside winery in Penedès, all of which display enormous quality and care. "U" is bone dry, elegant, and refreshing, from 15 to 40-year-old Xarello vines. The Cava spends approximately two years on the lees, receiving no dosage and the bare minimum SO2. Bright, mineral, and refreshing! EL

  • white sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 A Chaira Doña Blanca

A rare release of Nacho Gonzalez's Doña Blanca. 4 months of maceration, but a gentle maceration at that, which lends a lovely, delicate structure. Lychee, pear, and passion fruit on the nose. Crunchy minerality on the finish. A young wine, but nonetheless nice to drink now, it should be well integrated and balanced with a few more months in bottle.   Eben

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $42.99

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2017 Valdeorras O Trancado

O Trancado is a fantastic red blend from Nacho Gonzalez, a proponent of minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar. This wine is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintotera and 30% Mencia, planted on granite soils. Fully destemmed, half of the grapes are aged in amphora while the other half is aged in old barrels. The wine is then assembled with no fining or filtering and no addition of sulfur. The result is a rustic wine with elegance and freshness. With a vibrant bouquet of red and dark berry, crunchy red cherry, tart cranberry, dried herbs, earth and smoky minerality, the wine is complex and full of energy. A juicy wine with good acidity and supple tannin, the wine will pair wonderfully with smoked meat, earthy vegetable dish, and Middle Eastern food. To enjoy without moderation! Caroline Coursant   

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $44.99

Monje 2018 Tenerife Hollera Carbonica Listan Negro

100% Listán Negro, carbonic maceration, from Bodegas Monje. This light bodied and vibrant red has a bouquet of dark and red fruit, ashy minerality, white pepper and earth. Drink it slightly chilled with light fare, such as roasted chicken, Peking duck, blackened salmon and earthy vegetarian dishes.  CSC

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella Beier

Oriol Artigas and his friend Pep have a small winemaking project they call Els Bardissots, and this is one of the wines they make together. Beier is the name of the grape, and also the word for "bee house," as there is some history of beekeeping that is intertwined with the history of the variety. As far as Oriol knows, there is only one remaining site in Catalunya, owned by an old man who makes wine for personal consumption. Oriol and Pep managed to befriend this old man over time and now help with the farming and make a small amount of wine that they bottle and sell. Whole cluster fermentation for 1 week, followed by one week with the skins before pressing. Color is almost like a dark rosé in the glass, with a very pretty and floral nose, and a palate that is exploding with fresh minerality and zingy spice.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella El Rumbero 1.5L

From a single vineyard of granitic sand, this is a flavorful, medium-bodied red. A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Garnatxa, and Sumoll, from teenage vines. The Merlot is typically direct press, and the other grapes all whole cluster, with about a week of maceration. No filtration or clarification and no sulfites added. This is a very tasty, meaty red, that could be served with a slight chill. Not particularly tannic, but nonetheless bold, gaining finesse with a bit of time open.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Orly Lumbreras 2017 Ribeira Sacra MilaGritos

MilaGritos is made from three parcels of old vine Garnacha on Gredos' celebrated high altitude sandy soils in the Navalmoral de la Sierra region. Here, the climate is more continental and the vines receive more rain than in other parts of the Sierra de Gredos. Orly Lumbreras ferments this wine with the stems in 1000L concrete vats, macerates on the skins for 3-4 weeks, then presses to old barrels before blending in local amphora. Amphora use imparts this rustic, dense wine with a fascinating texture that contrasts with the meaty, almost gamy character of the fruit.  Drink with roast or grilled lamb, wild boar, or leaner cuts of beef. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pablo Matallana 2017 Tenerife La Bardona

Pablo Matallana is a native of Tenerife, who studied winemaking with our dear friend Louis-Antoine Luyt before returning to the Canary Islands to make his own wines. La Bardona is a blend of Listán Negro and Negramoll, from mostly volcanic soils mixed with red clay. The nose is wild and peppery, reminiscent of the Ignios Listan Negro from Borja Perez. On the palate, smokiness and volcanic minerality outline dried fruit, hibiscus, and tart cherry. A fascinating and eyebrow raising red from a very promising young winemaker!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $30.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

Peciña, Hermanos de 2013 Rioja Crianza

This 2013 Crianza from Peciña is an elegant and fruit-driven vintage. With aromas of spice, vanilla, and light tobacco on the nose, the palate displays a full, textured body of dark cherry and red plum fruit notes with tomato and green pepper undertones, bright acidity, and supple tannins. A delicious wine at a great price! Enjoy with roasted lamb, pork chops and nutty cheese. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $14.99

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
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

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

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Cuesta del Tejar Garnacha

A relative rarity in the granite-heavy Gredos, this wine comes from two very steep vineyards on rocky schist soils near Cebreros that are vinified separately, then blended and finished in two 500L barrels. The exceptional 2016 vintage, the high altitude (~950 meters) of the vineyard and these soils give this wine a welcome brightness that contrasts with the dense and powerful fruit and spice character. Drink with beef or pork dishes, or other simple but robust fare to appreciate this wine's complexity. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra

This 100% Garnacha wine from the Gredos is one of my favorite summer bargains: great for barbecues, grilling and steak all summer long. Paso de Cebra is a blend from 7 vineyards of old Garnacha vines planted on high altitude (~1100 meters) granitic sandy soils in the mountains west of Madrid. This well-balanced wine shows the trademark bright acidity of the Gredos terroir against full and dense dark fruits over a cooling granitic minerality. Drink this wine slightly cool with anything off the grill this summer! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 39 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz NV Castilla y León Cebreros La Sorpresa Saca No. 6 500ml

The Sorpresa is a long-aged Albillo Real, stored in a small solera started in 2004 when Ruben Diaz found a barrel of 100+ year-old Albillo in a cellar in Cebreros. This ancient Albillo is the base wine of the solera, which he refreshes regularly (though not every year) with young Albillo. Some of the barrels develop a thin layer of flor. He bottles sacas of 200 bottles at a time. Saca #6 was bottled in 2014, pulled from a barrel refreshed in 2004 and 2007. A perfect wine for customers interested in Amontillado or Palo Cortado style sherries. But note that, unlike sherry, Ruben's vinos de tonel are not fortified! Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2015 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros SADE Albillo Real

Albillo Real is the great white grape of the Sierra de Gredos, a massive mountain range west of Madrid, where Garnacha reigns supreme. Albillo is expressive, earthy and versatile among styles of wine, from crisp whites to orange wines, to historic sweet and rancio styles. The grapes for SADE come from a single vineyard in Cebreros, picked quite ripe and given a 40-day maceration on the skins, resulting in velvety tannin, flavors of musky apricot, papaya, squash, honeycomb, salty cheese rind, and earthy mineral depth. Terrific with a grilled pork chop, roasted chicken, roasted fish with citrus, earthy root vegetables, cheeses or charcuterie. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

RuBor Viticultores 2015 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Groove Garnacha

Groove comes from a unique spot in Cebreros, the highest granitic vineyard in the village,  planted on very sandy soils at 900m to 50-year-old Grenache vines with very low yields of small grapes with thick skins, with electric tannin and acid. This wine consistently throws people off, as it is not fruit-driven.  Groove is intense and distinctly mineral- and acid-driven, with flavors of brambly and herbal wild berry fruit, brilliant acidity, and hints of herbs and coriander. Cool and pretty, even in the intense 2015 vintage. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

Somoza 2015 Valdeorras Godello "Neno"

Neno is a 100% Godello from Viña Somoza, an organic estate located in the D.O. of Valdeorras, in the Northwestern part of Spain. Renowned winemaker Javier García Alonso (4 Monos), who joined the estate in 2015, is known for wines of inspiration with traditional wine-making techniques. Neno is fermented in stainless steel tanks and 6,000 liter tiñas (foudres) and then aged on lees for seven months. The result is a wine of tension and vibrancy with a beautiful texture. On the nose, flavors of citrus, light white floral and pale stone fruits, with a touch of sea salt and fresh almonds. On the palate, the wine is lively and full of energy, with bright acidity and great mid-palate weight.

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ulibarri Artzaiak 2016 Bizkaiko Txakolina

The Ulibarri family has a long history in the Basque country, primarily as shepherds and cheesemakers (Artzaiak is the Basque word for shepherd). They also have vineyards planted to the traditional grape of the region - Hondarrabi Zuri - and have existed as a bodega since the 18th century. Farming is certified organic (extremely rare for the area – they might be the only ones!) and the sheep play a major role in the vineyards, handling weed control and providing natural fertilizer. In an area where winemakers harvest early and often inject the wines with CO2 to make them a bit fizzy (a characteristic associated with the wines – think Vinho Verde), the Ulibarri brothers harvest at full ripeness, allow indigenous yeast fermentation, and let the wines age on the lees. There is no filtration or stabilization - this is REAL Txakoli! The 2016 is fresh and even has the slightest tickle on the tongue from the natural acidity. A fantastic thirst-quenching white from a magical place! Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $10.99

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $9.99

Vinos Autenticos 2016 Vino de Espana La Traviesa

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur