Spain Table

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
  • 3 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Alvar de Dios Hernandez 2016 Arribes Camino de los Arrieros

Alvar de Dios is exploring regions and grapes of western Spain that we'd never tasted wine from before. This is very exciting! Camino de los Arrieros comes from the north end of Arribes del Duero, the savagely beautiful borderland that flanks the Duero River, where it cleaves Portugal from Spain.  The 2016 vintage of Camino de los Arrieros is  de Dios' first village wine from Villadepera, where he farms a vast mix of grape varieties on soils of red, white, and black volcanic schists. 60% Juan Garcia (otherwise known as Mouraton), with Garnacha Tintorera, Trincadeira, Rufete, Bastarda, Bruñal (and more) collide seamlessly in this bright and lifted red. Reminiscent of cool Galician reds, with taut, vibrant red and purple berry fruit, hints of pepper, and poignant minerality. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 54 in stock
  • $11.99

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

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

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
  • 34 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $169.99

Can Majoral 2016 Mallorca Na Fiola

Can Majoral was the first certified organic estate in Mallorca, and they are among a small group of winemakers who are passionate about preserving local varieties. This medium-full bodied red is primarily made from the Callet grape, which is indigenous to Mallorca (it's possibly a cross between two other indigenous grapes, but the DNA is unique). The rest of the wine is filled out with Syrah, Tempranillo and Montanegro. Though I usually prefer fresh light bodied reds, there are times when the mood calls for something a bit more supple and generous, with black fruit and richness. The Na Fiola delivers just that, and with so much elegance and finesse! The tannins are very integrated and subtle, making this a very easy wine to drink, even though it is ripe and full bodied.  Black berries, leather, soil... highly recommended!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • 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
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

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
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2011 Penedes Perill Noir Sumoll

Sumoll is an oft overlooked and underrated red variety from Catalunya. It's raw and wild in its youth, but beautiful when given proper time to integrate. This Sumoll from 2011 shows some reduction on the nose upon opening, but reveals pure, crunchy red fruits when given some time to open. 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!  

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Clos Lentiscus 2013 Penedès Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature Sumoll Reserva

An ardently autumnal Blanc de Noirs from our friends at Clos Lentiscus, made of 100% Sumoll from a biodynamically-farmed single vineyard planted in the 1930s in the Garraf National Park, just south of Barcelona, on sandy calcareous soils. The second fermentation is spurred by rosemary honey from Clos Lentiscus' estate apiary, which adds a heady, honeyed component (with no sweetness whatsover) to the palate of tart red fruit skins, gently gingery spice, with bold structure and complex umami notes from aging 30 months on the lees before disgorgement with no dosage. Zero added sulphur.  Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

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
  • 40 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Espelt 2018 Emporda Garnacha Rosado Corali

Keeping up with demand for Espelt rosé is a full-time job! Certified organic from a family winery in Emporda, Catalonia, this bone-dry, buoyant, and refreshing rosé of 100% Garnacha continues to wow us with its value and deliciousness. Notes of crushed stone and wild flowers on the nose lead to a tangy palate of citrus zest, blood orange, crushed berries, and sea spray. A delicious accompaniment for squid and tuna.

  • rosé
  • 50 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

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
  • 8 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
  • 31 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
  • 1 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $112.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella Besavia

Sumoll, Picpoll Negre, Beier, Garnatxa Negre, Pansa Blanca, and Pansa Rosada, whole-cluster maceration for 7 days before pressing. This is a really fresh and energetic young (barely) red wine, that delivers bright, brambly red fruit, balanced by acidity and white stone fruit of the white grapes. Very fun to drink! Jose Pastor website tells us that: “Besàvia” means great grandmother and she is pictured on the label holding a bottle of La Rumbera.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella El Rumbero

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
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella La Bella

Pansa Blanca from the Vinya d'En Costa vineyard, this is the companion wine to La Bestia. The vineyards for the two wines are quite close together, but La Bestia comes from South-West/West facing parcel on Gneiss, while La Bella is from a sandy Granitic site that faces North. There's twice as much skin contact here (12 days vs. 5 days for La Bestia), but the wine is perhaps more delicate and perfumed, and is lower in alcohol (mostly due to exposition). 10 months aging in stainless steel. The granite from this site lends the wine a crystalline minerality and vibrant spice that lingers in the mouth. Though it feels almost like tannin in the finish, it's actually the granite from this site giving structure and grip to the wine. A lovely and complex Pansa Blanca. I highly recommend aging this wine for at least a year if possible.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

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

Oriol Artigas 2017 Alella La Bestia

La Bèstia is Pansa Blanca from a very steep west-facing vineyard called Vinya d'En Mundu. Soils here are Gneiss, and vines are almost 80 years old. The grapes are destemmed and there is roughly a week of skin contact, but Oriol doesn't pump over or punch down, preferring an infusion style. Since the berries have very thick skins, he didn't want to extract too much tannin during maceration. There's a subtle oxidative lean to the wine, mixed with the characteristic saline quality inherent to Pansa Blanca. Delicate, but enveloping and layered with light tannin, and a mineral finish. Hold for one year if possible, as I believe this wine will benefit greatly from a bit more time in bottle.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

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

Partida Creus 2016 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre Garrut

Garrut is a local grape to Penedes, that nearly went extinct due to the trend of tearing out old local vines in favor of international varieties. Luckily Massimo and Antonella discovered some old vineyards and had enough funds to buy or rent from old farmers in the area. Reminiscent of Gamay, but brighter and juicier, with fantastic acidity, a bit of tart cranberry buoyed by less tangy ripe red fruit. 2016 is not as low alcohol of a vintage, so we'd recommend giving the wine a little time to open up, as it may have some volatile aromas on opening.      Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Partida Creus NV Catalunya Massís de Bonastre MUZ 1L Vermouth

One of the most exciting and tasty discoveries from a recent visit to Partida Creus was this delicious, funky Vermouth called Muz. Made with their red grapes this time around, and macerated with a mixture of local herbs, it's way too easy to drink, and should be great for mixology, though I can't attest, as I just drink it with a chill and smile.   Eben Lillie

  • red off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

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
  • 29 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

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
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Raventós I Blanc 2016 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rosé 375 ml

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 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
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

Ronsel do Sil 2015 Ribeira Sacra 'Vel'uveyra'

Vel´uveyra, is old Galician for “gaze at the vineyard," which seems an appropriate name for a wine harvested by hand from steep bancales, old terraces built by the ancient Romans. Mostly Mencia with a tiny amount of Garnacha, this Ribeira Sacra has luscious blackberry and black cherry fruits, medium body with good acidity. Served slightly chilled, it's perfect with game, pork, poultry or even roasted eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Ruben Diaz 2016 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros La Escalera Garnacha

La Escalera is a delicious Garnacha wine from 70-year-old vines planted on decomposed granitic sands on steep terraces in San Bartolomé de Pinares at 1,100m altitude (with a touch of 100-year old vines from Cebreros). With 10% stem inclusion, the wine is fermented and aged in used French barrels for 9 months. With juicy red berry, crunchy dark cherry and red plum, the wine is luscious with an enjoyable simplicity. A  great example of the Gredos for a great price, this Garnacha wine shows off a precise structure of smooth tannin, good acidity and bright minerality. Enjoy without moderation! Pair this wine with grilled steak, pork tenderloin, roasted lamb or with vegetable lasagna. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $16.99

  • 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
  • 9 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
  • 11 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 a 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
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Somoza 2015 Valdeorras Godello "Neno"

What a fantastic vibrant wine, just in time to enjoy with the holiday festivities! 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 the village level of Viña Somoza, which grapes are sourced from around 40-year-old vines, planted on multiple parcels of various soils and elevations. Destemmed and cold-macerated for a few days before press, the grapes are 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 mingled altogether with a beautiful touch of Celtic sea salt and fresh almonds. On the palate, the wine is lively with full of energy showing off a bright acidity and a great weight mid-palate. Pair this wine with vegetarian dishes such as quinoa kale bowls and lentil soup, roasted chicken, moussaka, and light cheese! Caroline Coursant         

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terroir Al Límit 2014 Priorat Torroja Vi de la Vila

Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit. The Garnatxa and Carignan for this cuvée come from lower, flatter, and cooler vineyards than the precipitously steep, sun-baked, slate slopes that make Priorat famous (and famously difficult to farm, hence expensive). Fermented whole-cluster with native yeasts and aged for 18 months in used large 1200 - 3500L Stockinger foudres, the result is a bright, balanced, and food-friendly wine. Brisk and herbal, with abundant red and black currants and purple berry fruit, fresh green herbs, savory dried tobacco leaf, and exquisite floral and mineral layers to thrill devotees of the region (harvested early for refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol—13.5%—to subdue its detractors).  Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

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

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $10.99

Vinyes Singulars 2017 Penedes Pim Pam White Blend

Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Malvasia de Sitges and Sumoll Blanc. As stated on the side of the bottle, "Not added sulphites. Indigenous yeasts. No barrel. Non clarificated. Non Filtered. Just fermented grape juice!" Vinyes Singulars is a small, organic certified estate in the north east part of Penedes, in Catalunya, Spain. Pim Pam is really enticing on the nose, possibly thanks to the aromatics of the local Malvasia. The palate is fascinating, with great texture and flesh, and it seems to just get better with each glass! Full enough to stand alone as a white with noticeable character, and ready for a wide variety of pairings.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vinyes Singulars 2017 Penedes Xarel.lo

From vines planted in 1959, this is a fresh and lively Xarel-lo from Vinyes Singulars. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, with 5 months of lees contact, lending a bit of density that balances well with the crisp natural acidity of the grape. For a simple, seemingly straightforward white, there is a serious level of complexity to this wine, especially after it breathes for a while. No SO2 added, totally clean, and perfect for the warm days ahead.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur