Spain Table

Ameztoi 2021 Getariako Txakolina

The classic Txakoli! With intensely focused lime peel, green apple and wet stone notes, this has a vivacious texture from residual CO2 and lively acidity, finishing incredibly saline and persistent. This is a ridiculously refreshing white from the land of all things Basque. Very easy to drink, just don't forget it's wine! 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Ameztoi 2021 Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rosé

This dry, crisp, slightly effervescent rose is a testament to the Ameztoi family's long history of producing txakoli in Getaria.  This rose is made from Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri grapes, grown on sand and clay soils and fermented in steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Plenty of salty character and  a delicate green herbal note complementing fresh watermelon and strawberry.

  • rosé
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Artomana Txakolina 2020 Txakolina 'Xarmant' 250ml Can

Beach buddy, subway sipper... this little can of refreshing Txakoli has many nicknames already and it's only been on the shelf for a week! The can is one third of a bottle of wine, and delivers crisp, zippy Txakoli from the Basque country in Spain, in a perfectly sized vessel.   -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $7.99

Barranco Oscuro 2018 Granada La Familia

La Familia is a graceful and juicy blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the nicest people in Granada! Consistent with their range of red wines, this is vibrant and bright, thanks to a short maceration (4-5 days) and high altitude vineyards.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Barranco Oscuro 2019 Granada Varetuo

This is Tempranillo from mainly clay soils with some schist. Balanced and juicy, vibrant, with a touch of spice. The macerations are short here, between 4 - 5 days, and because their vineyards are very high altitude, the style is very fresh and light. Worthy of a light chill.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodegas Akutain 2015 Rioja Gran Reserva Rosado

Cask-aged, traditional Gran Reserva Rosado wines from Rioja are a rarity these days, so it is especially exciting to be able to offer this first release in the style from Bodega Akutain. From the exceptional 2015 vintage, the Gran Reserva Rosado is from the best fruit of  the Gembres vineyard, which supplies the fruit for the Akutain Reserva and Gran Reserva red wines. Other than the lighter extraction, this is made in a nearly identical fashion to the Gran Reserva red wine: fermentation with native yeasts in neutral tank, more than three years aging in used oak barrels (70-80% American, the remainder French), regular racking, and bottling without fining or filtering, and then a second long rest for two years in bottle. The result is a very special wine, showing fresh fruit, vibrant acidity, oxidative notes, and development in bottle. The nose is very complex: candied red berries, dried cherry, almond, orange peel, clove, and green tobacco intermingle. The palate is exceptionally long and texturally remarkable, with a lovely mouthfilling quality that I never seem to find in rose. Red fruits (strawberry, dried cherry) are cushioned by notes of dried apricot, mushroom, clove, almond, and a surprisingly persistent salty, earthy minerality. So appealing right now, this gains complexity with air and will certainly evolve in the cellar. 1000 bottles made. Ben Fletcher

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Bodegas Altos de Montanchez 2020 Extremadura 'Vegas Altas' Tempranillo

From organic vineyards in Extremadura, this is a really nice "bistrot" style (to borrow from the French) Tempranillo. 13.5%, so not heavy or too strong. A great bottle for any occasion. Medium-full bodied, with medium acidity and subtle tannins.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bodegas Cota 45 2017 Ube de Uberrima Maina

Cota 45 is an exciting project of still and fortified wines from near Jerez. The Maina is a breathtaking Palomino, certainly one of the best unfortified Palominos we've ever tasted. The plot is a bit more inland than the Miraflores vineyards, and higher elevation, with denser soils. The result is grapes with thicker skins, and a wine that is denser and deeper, with a long subtly nutty finish. A beautiful, slightly oxidative wine that expresses the bleached white soils and heat of Southern Spain.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic

Bodegas Gratias 2019 Y Tu de Quien Eres Valencia Tinto

A collective project, spanning generations and including several families, all with small backyard plots and personal vineyards. Bobal is common in the area, and blended with Sumoll, which has made its way south from Catalunya, where it is more commonly found. A red that has some "barnyard funk" on the nose, familiar to any natural-wine connoisseur. Light-medium in body, with minimal tannin.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2018 Albares Vino de Parcela Valle del Rio

Germán Blanco spent three years restoring this .5 hectare site, planted mainly to 40-100 year-old Garnacha Tintorera and Palomino (with small amounts of Mencia, Garnacha, and Godello) on iron-rich red clay and stony soils situated at 820 meters on a south-facing slope rising above the valley floor. Valle del Rio 2014 is a luxurious single vineyard expression calling forth the image of fresh mountain herbs growing in a thick patch of ripe blackberries.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2019 Bierzo Alto Clos Pepin

A blend of Garnacha Tintorera, Palomino, Trousseau, Garnacha, and Mencia, from vineyards that range from 800-1000 meters in altitude. Grapes are de-stemmed and fermentation and aging is in a combination of tanks, amphorae, and cement eggs. A lovely, light bodied red, with subtle tannic structure, and bright red floral aromatics.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Castellroig NV Penedès Corpinnat Brut Reserva

Castellroig is one of the finest values in sparkling wine and a great example of the wines of Corpinnat: it is farmed organically, harvested by hand, aged at least 18 months on the lees, and 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 Xarel-lo, a favorite among the grapes of the Penedès for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 48 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Clos Lentiscus 2018 Penedes Perill Blanc

This Xarel-lo from Manel of Clos Lentiscus is a beautiful example of no-sulfur wine-making from the Garraf Mountains in Catalunya. The vines here are around 85 years old, and lend a considerable amount of complexity and length to the wine.It's got fantastic mineral character and lovely density from extended aging on the lees. Decant or uncork a bit before serving, as the wine opens up quite a bit and evolves from crispy and stony to rounder and more viscous with some air. Truly a beautiful wine to drink over several hours.  -EL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Companyia Viticola Sileo 2020 Montsant

This is the newest project from Agusti Torello Roca, focused on producing red wines from the Montsant DO. Mostly Garnacha, with a small percentage of Carignan, from a mixture of limestone, clay and granite soils. Fermentation is in stainless steel and aging is in 500L used French barrels. This is a beautiful Montsant that favors balance and acidity over extraction, new oak, and high alcohol.   -EL

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

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

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

Envinate 2020 Almansa Albahra 1.5L

Albahra is Envinate's Mediterranean wine, from vines of Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia-Agria planted in clay-limestone soils near Albacete in Castilla-La Mancha. The Garnacha Tintorera and the Moravia-Agria are vinified separately: the Garnacha with some stems in cement vats, and the Moravia fully destemmed in used barrels. After about 8 months they are blended together and bottled without fining or filtering and with only a small amount of SO2 added. The 2020 has beautiful mineral brightness, and lots of red fruit and spice. It will only improve, but what a pleasure right now! - BF

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $63.99

Envinate 2020 Ribeira Sacra Lousas Vinas de Aldea

The Lousas Vinas de Aldea is the village cuvee from Envinate’s vineyards in Ribeira Sacra (Aldea translates to "village" in Gallego, the Galician language). The grapes are sourced mainly from the Riberas do Sil region, with smaller amounts from vineyards in Amandi and Quiroga-Bibei. Soils are a combination of gneiss, slate, and granite, at varying elevations and expositions. The blend ends up being about 80% Mencia and 20% a mix of the other local grape varieties like Brancellao, Caiño, Sousón, Garnacha Tintorera and others. Aging is in concrete, used French oak and large Austrian foudres. Aromas at the moment show deep red fruit, with red apple skin and cranberry notes. There is a refinement that should arrive within a year in bottle. We would highly recommend waiting until 2023 before opening.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2020 Tenerife 'La Santa' Tinto

A new wine from the folks at Envinate! The La Santa vineyards are in Tacorante Acentejo, on the northern part of or Tenerife, just east of the Valle de la Orotava, where Envinate's 'Migan' and 'Palo Blanco' come from. Tacorante Acentejo is the first D.O. established on Tenerife, and the 3 plots here are mostly sandy clay over red basalt. Grapes see partial carbonic maceration here, and are aged in neural French barrels for about 8 months. This is a lovely expression, showing some of the trademark reductive Canary funk on the nose, and bright, brambly, luscious fruit on the palate. 48% negramol, 50% Listan Negro, and 2% Listan Blanco.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $56.99

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

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Migan Tinto

The vineyards for this cuvée are located near La Perdoma in the north-central part of Tenerife. Migan is in fact an old name for the town of La Perdoma. This is 100% Listán Negro, from four parcels in the Valle de la Orotava that are over 100 years old and planted on volcanic soils with substantial amounts of clay, sand and basalt. There is some stem inclusion here. Fermentation is in concrete, and aging is for one year in neutral French oak and foudre. Bottling is without fining or filtering, and with just a touch of sulfur. This shows the classic, spicy volcanic character of Orotava, with plenty of savory, earthy substance on the palate.  -BF

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Palo Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from centenarian vines in the black volcanic soil of the Palo Blanco vineyard, in the Valle de la Orotava of northern Tenerife. This area is humid despite the substantial elevation (600m above sea level), and the vines are trained in the braided Cordon Trenzado method to promote airflow. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete before aging in a mix of foudre and used barrels for 10 months. Bottled without fining or filtering, and with only a touch of sulfur. This vintage of the Palo Blanco is exceptional. If there is any indication or confirmation, the Envinate folks themselves consider this to be the best vintage yet of this wine. Notes of petrol, mint,and lemons, with subtle fleshy character and savory density. Not to be missed1

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Palo Blanco 1.5L

100% Listán Blanco from centenarian vines in the black volcanic soil of the Palo Blanco vineyard, in the Valle de la Orotava of northern Tenerife. This area is humid despite the substantial elevation (600m above sea level), and the vines are trained in the braided Cordon Trenzado method to promote airflow. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete before aging in a mix of foudre and used barrels for 10 months. Bottled without fining or filtering, and with only a touch of sulfur. This vintage of the Palo Blanco is exceptional. If there is any indication or confirmation, the Envinate folks themselves consider this to be the best vintage yet of this wine. Notes of petrol, mint,and lemons, with subtle fleshy character and savory density. Not to be missed1

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $129.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Taganan Tinto

A field blend of many grapes, mostly red: Listán Negro, Listán Gaucho, Malvasia Negra, Negramoll, Baboso, and many others. The vineyard is on the northeast coast of Tenerife, planted from the water up to 300m above sea level. These ancient, untrained vines (70-300 years old) are planted on very steeply terraced, sandy, basaltic soils. All grapes are hand harvested, then undergo fermentation by indigenous yeasts with some whole clusters in open-top vats and concrete. The wine is aged in neutral oak for a year before bottling without fining or filtering. The 2020 Taganan Tinto shows just a hint of reduction on the nose, but the palate is lovely, forward, with cherries and soil. Long elegant finish.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

Finca Torremilanos 2020 Ribera del Duero Montecastrillo Tinto

This 100% Tempranillo wine from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic value, from  Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards.  Coming from vines aged between 10- and 20-years-old, the wine is aged 80% in stainless steel and 20% in oak. This is a classic, fuller-bodied expression of warm climate Tempranillo: dark fruit, earth, a bit of leather and medium tannins are in balance with freshness and some herbal character. A great wine for a party or with steak, lamb and anything grilled this spring and summer.

  • red
  • 54 in stock
  • $13.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Gorrondona, Doniene 2020 Bizkaiko Txakolina 'IRI'

Iri is an exceptional white that is firmly in the Txakolina realm, and simultaneously transcending it. Coming from a single vineyard called Irimingorrieta, which overlooks the Cantabrian sea, this is a zero added sulfur bottling that is Itziar Insausti’s passionate effort to show the potential of the Hondarrabi Zuri grape. Insausti wants to show that it can produce great, age-worthy wines of depth, in contrast (or complement) to the fresh and zippy style that it is most commonly associated with. The vineyard, on sandstone and shale soils, has much lower than average yields, which gives more concentration and density while still providing ample acidity and mineral structure. Grapes are carefully selected, fermented with native yeast in stainless steel and the wine is aged for 5 months on the lees, with partial malolactic fermentation. Stony, dense, and crystalline on the palate, with lemon curd and seashells aromas, and faint notes of curry and melted butter. An truly outstanding Hondarrabi Zuri!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Joan D'Anguera 2018 Montsant La Planella

The D'Anguera has been making wine since the early 1800s, in the village of Darmós, in the Montsant DO. They are credited with introducting Syrah to Montsant in the 1980s, and are certified Organic and Bio-dynamic (Demeter). After an experience tasting at Rayas in the Rhone Valley, Joan set out to emulate the style and produce elegant reds with balance and no new oak. They use barrels that are on average 10-12 years old, do not irrigate, and truly have developed a beautiful style with their Montsant wines. Well worth a try!  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Valdeorras A Chaira

A Chaira is entirely Doña Blanca from the old O Chao vineyard that Nacho Gonzalez has been working since 2013. The vines are old and low-yielding, planted on steep slopes. The Doña Blanca grapes for A Chaira are harvested separately, fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, then aged in tinaja, the traditional local amphora. This year's A Chaira has a deeply mineral cast. The nose shows granitic spice and citrus fruits, while the palate has abundant bright mineral texture and notes of lime, apple, mountain herbs, and salt. This is probably the leanest and brightest of the white or orange wines from Nacho Gonzalez this year, and may, as a result, need the most time to harmonize and flesh itself out in bottle. I'd like to check on it in 6 months: my guess is that this wine will fill out with some resting time and show more white fruit and spice. 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2020 Valdeorras A Chaira

A Chaira is majority Doña Blanca with a touch of Colgadeira from the steep-sloped, low-yielding O Chao vineyard that Nacho Gonzalez has been working since 2013. The old vines are farmed organically with some biodynamic methods, macerated for 5 days and aged in amphora (tinaja). The nose shows granitic spice and citrus fruits, while the palate has abundant bright mineral texture and notes of lime, apple, mountain herbs, and salt. This is probably the leanest and brightest of Nacho's whites, which is not a bad thing! Super approachable right out of the bottle, with light-medium body, stone fruit on the palate, and great cut. Delicate and balanced.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2020 Valdeorras A Mallada

A Mallada is 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Sumoll, from granite soils. Macerated for 5 days with some of the skins removed each day, then aged in neutral barrel. This is the first vintage in several years in which Nacho eschewed the use of tinajas (large amphora) for his reds, as he continues to define his style and direction with the La Perdida wines. This year, the wine is more open out of the bottle, with delicate notes of crushed dark berries and herbs. There is a  familiar presence of very elegant yet rustic tannins. Another prime candidate for aging at least a year if not longer.  -EL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2020 Valdeorras O Pando Orange

The 100% Godello  O Pando Orange spends 6 months on the skins in tinajas (amphora). Quite a ride of a wine, this needs ample time open. At first whiff, there are intense, high-toned aromas that we can link to slight level of volatile acidity, maybe a touch of apple cider vinegar hits the upper passage of the nose. Give it about a half-hour, and these aromas blow off and reveal a stone-fruited, delicate and savory Godello that redefines the potential of this local grape variety. A memorable wine, and in the upper echelon of skin contact "orange" wines, from the world, let alone Spain.  -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Brisado 'Nu'

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

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lagar de Costa 2018 Galicia Viva La Vid-A

This is all Espadeiro from a small winery in Galicia, known primarily as producers of Albarino in Rias Baixas. In our not-so-extensive experience with Espadeiro, the characteristics are typically quite herbaceous, bright and wispy. Here, those elements are all in play, making this a perfect pairing for fatty meats, charcuterie, fried foods, and in particular, seafood (when you want a red with fish). Enjoy with a slight chill.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Luis Perez 20 VDT Cadiz Blanco 'El Muelle de Olaso'

El Muelle is a delicious, unfortified Palomino, from Luis Pérez, who started his winery in Andalucia in 2002 with the intention of making unfortified wines in the Sherry region. Pérez is using old botas (VERY large barrels) for aging, but not former sherry barrels as is common in the area. For this wine, he does allow a small amount of flor, for a maximum of 3 months, as the layer of yeast that forms on top of a partially filled barrel will eat away at some of the glycerin in the wine, making the wine fresher and leaner. We are fans of good, unfortified Palomino, and also huge fans of a good value, so we're obviously delighted to have this wine in stock! Showing a slightly petrol nose, with stone fruit, and medioum weight. If you're a fan of unfortified Palomino, don't miss out on this. -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Luis Perez 2018 VDT Tinto Cadiz 'El Triangulo'

Luis Perez makes wines in Jerez mostly, and is a partner in the La Riva project with Ramiro Ibanez. 'El Triangulo' is a red he produces from the local Tintilla grape in Cadiz. Also known as Tintilla de Rota, because it is almost solely found in and around the town of Rota,  this grape is apparently related to Graciano (from Rioja/Navarra), and is known for its pigment and acidity. It produces a dark and dense looking wine which surprises on the palate with lift and freshness. The vines here are in Balbaina, on chalky soils. A delicious, dark red, with blackberry notes, and medium body. Perfect for a summer BBQ!

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martin Alonso Etayo (Vina Ilusion) 2020 Rioja 'Prana'

Martin A Alonso Etayo has been quietly producing natural wines in Rioja, under the Viña Ilusion label. He owns five hectares of Tempranillo in Rioja, at around 600-700m of elevation, which are farmed based on the principles of Masanobu Fukuoka (do-nothing farming), Rudolf Steiner (biodynamics) and permaculture. Their goal is to rejuvenate and uplift the land that they work, own, and live on. They also make wine in a very low-intervention style: Prana is their second wine, made in a carbonic style. Medium-bodied and pretty, it shows red fruits and earth on the nose, leading to a joyful palate of cherry, red berries, and clay-y earthiness. The 2020 shows the warmth of the vintage, with dark fruit and earth. No fining, filtering, clarification, or added sulfites.

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Nanclares 2018 Ribeira Sacra Miñato de Raña

In addition to their vines in the Val do Salnes, Alberto and Silvia are making wine along the Minho river in Ribeira Sacra with Roberto Regal. Miñato de Raña comes from a very steep, south-facing parcel of 100-year old vines in the Laderas do Minho region, where the soils are mainly granitic. The 2018 vintage was difficult, but the wine is beautiful, elegant and light bodied: a unique expression of the cooler, more Atlantic part of Ribeira Sacra, made with Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Godello, and Palomino Fino. The grapes were harvested in late September, then crushed whole-cluster before fermenting in two 200L open-top barrels with 20 days of maceration on the skins and finally pressed into used 500L French oak barrels for nine months of resting without racking.  The wine is delicate, herbal, and floral on the nose with notes of violet, rose, fennel, and other wild mountain herbs. The palate is vibrant and exuberant, enlivened by the white grapes: notes of cranberry, pomegranate, sour cherry, and pepper spice swirl around a core of bright acidity and broad, granitic minerality. One of my favorite wines from Ribeira Sacra that I've tasted, a true and exciting expression of Galicia. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Oscar Navas 2019 Terra Alta (Catalunya) La Furtiva

La Furtiva is a project from Oscar Navas, a native of Catalunya, from vines in Terra Alta. The terroir here is primarily limestone, and the blend is Garnatxa Blanca and Macabeu. The grapes are co-fermented, and typically no SO2 is added, though there may be a small amount in the 2019 at bottling. The style here is light and easy, with freshness, but most impressive is the the subtle texture provided by the Garnatxa Blanca and the Macabeo.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Palacios, Alvaro 2019 Priorat Gratallops

Grattalops is one of the 9 sub-appelation villages of Priorat, reocognized for the superiority of the terroir, elevation, and exposition. Alvaro Palacios focuses here on north-facing vineyards and the elegance of this wine surely reveals the influence. This is almost exclusively Garnacha, with notes of kalamata olives and soil. There is elegance and power, dark fruit, spice, leather, everything we love about great Priorat. Fermentation is in cement and aging is in used barrels, which seems a logical choice for the site, and clearly allows the terroir and the mature flavors of the Grenache to really shine. A memorable bottle of Priorat, on par with a fine Chateauneuf du Pape. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic

Partida Creus 2019 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre MP - Macabeu / Parellada

Original price $39.99 !!   A new wine from Partida crew, a blend of Macabeo and Parellada. Light and hazy with subtle tannins.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Partida Creus 2020 Catalunya Massís de Bonastre GB - Garnatxa Blanca

Original price was $39.99 !!   100% Garnatxa Blanc. Our friend Chase wrote: "Aged in foudre, well integrated and lovely. Medium-bodied, mediterranean style, elegant."

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

Ruben Diaz 2018 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Cuesta del Tejar Garnacha

The Cuesta del Tejar is a special red from Ruben Diaz, showcasing the power and balance of the Gredos. Unlike the easy-going Paso de Cebra which is all destemmed then aged in cement, Ruben includes 15% whole cluster here, and aging is in old barrels. Peppery notes, funk, and spunk. All in all a more substantial wine in every regard.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz 2018 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Fiorella Albillo Real

Always a treat, the Fiorella is Ruben Diaz's groovy skin contact wine. Not at all an attempt to make an "orange wine," this is more about the interplay of texture from skin contact and aromatics from short aging under flor. The wine is made from Albillo Real, fermented on the skins for 20 days, giving the impression of white nectarine skins, and the stone fruit to match. This is followed by aging under flor (the veil of yeast that protects the wine from oxidization), giving the wine subtle oxidative notes. A bit of structure, but mostly fresh and balanced. A lovely, textured white that should pair well with seafood, grilled veggies, salads or poultry.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ruben Diaz 2018 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra

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. Always a favorite of the staff, the 2018 doesn't disappoint! Fermentation is light-handed, over 20 days, all de-stemmed. Aging is in cement. All of the trademarks of the Gredos terroir are here, with bright acidity, red fruit, and herbs, over a cooling granitic minerality. Drink this wine slightly cool with anything off the grill. Great for barbecues, which are in the near future finally!

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rubén Díaz 2019 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros Paso de Cebra Blanco

This is all Albillo Real, aged in used barrels and glass demijohns. There is a nice combination of sharpness and weight, keeping the wine chiseled, with nice acidity, but also providing body, which broadens the pairing possibilities. Some herbs and flowers on the nose, almond skins on the palate, a classy white from the Gredos! 

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

Venus La Universal 2019 Montsant Dido

Sara Pérez and René Barbier of Venus La Universal are making elegant wines in the Montsant appellation, which surrounds Priorat, where their parents (the founders of Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador) revitalized and popularized the local wines. They source their grapes for Venus La Universal from 4 hectares of organically farmed grapes belonging to other families, and a small parcel of their own. For Dido, the grapes come from plantings on decomposed granite near Falset; these special soils, called sauló contributes to the minerality and the density of the wines. Indeed, Dido is ripe and rich, a full bodied Montsant red that shows the intensity of the local Garnacha and Carignan, with just a touch of spice from a small amount of Syrah.   -Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Vera de Estenas 2020 Utiel Requena Bobal

This wine, from Vera de Estenas in Utiel-Requena (near Valencia) shows the fresh and joyful side of plummy Bobal at a great price. There's plenty of density to the palate, and the fruit is ripe and juicy , but there's a backbone of minerality and delicate tannins that invite another sip. Perhaps it is the clay-limestone soils, or the old vines (ranging from 50-100 years), or even the cooling Mediterranean winds that lend this balance...

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Viña Zorzal 2019 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.

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Viña Zorzal 2021 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

Viña Zorzal offers some seriously delicious wines from old vines for very little money (as fans of their delightful red Graciano can attest). This one honors the traditional wine of the Navarra region - rosado of Garnacha. Fragrant red currant, raspberry, and pink peppercorn aromas lead to crunchy cranberry and strawberry fruit flavors, with zesty pink grapefruit and tropical and herbal undertones on the finish. The label features a popcorn kernel pattern because Xabi Sanz of Zorzal recommends it as an accompaniment to popcorn and a movie. This year's wine is electric: bright pink in the glass and incredibly tasty!

  • rosé
  • 57 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic