United States Red

Ampelos 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Rose of Syrah Upsilon 1.5 L

Our domestic rose magnum this summer! Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos consistently produce some of the most delicious Pinot, Syrah, Viognier, and Grenache in Santa Barbara County. Farming and sustainability are central at Ampelos - they are Demeter certified biodynamic, SIP certified, and even their bottles are produced in California. Their 2016 rose is fresh and flavorful, combining 80% Syrah, farmed and harvested specifically for rose, 15% Grenache, and a 5% splash of Riesling from recently planted vines on their estate. Juicy watermelon and strawberry blossoms, with crunchy pomegranate, blood orange, and orange zest. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

Amplify 2017 Santa Ynez Valley Pink Flag

Amplify is the brainchild of Cameron and Marlen Porter, two lifelong Santa Barbara natives, who aspire to make expressive, structured, linear wines in as natural a manner as possible. 100% Counoise, the Pink Flag rose is not your typical easy drinking rose, as half of the wine was aged under a protective layer of flor, in a similar fashion to sherry. The wine aged under flor gives this a nutty, intense, saline quality, while the straight rose gives it roundness and pretty red fruit. This is not a weak or facile wine. Drink with marcona almonds, lobster, venison, or octopus. This wine is unfined and unfiltered, with no added sulfur until bottling. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $42.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $25.99

Bedrock NV North Coast Shebang Red Wine

55% Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics from old vine plantings (up to 100 years old) around Sonoma County, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and raised in a nice bit of French oak for a bold, bright-fruited, silky, and satisfying wine that is unbeatable at this price. 

  • red
  • 45 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $65.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $65.99

Broadside 2016 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Broadside is a project of very talented winemaker Chris Brock. The Cabernet is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrels, 10% of which are new. The resultant wine is remarkably fresh and full bodied with an interesting spicy character and plenty of bright, tangy dark fruit.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $46.99

Camp 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

From the folks who run Hobo Wine Co., here we have the delicious new vintage of one of our favorite inexpensive Cabernets from California! Tart blackberry and ripe cassis mix with herbal hints and wildflower on the nose while broadly gracing the firm, rich, powerfully tannic palate. Sourced from many lesser known but sustainably or organically farmed vineyards throughout Sonoma county. Aged for nine months in neutral oak barrels. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $19.99

Clos Saron 2015 California Kind of Blue

This cuvée is 52% old-vine Carignan, 40% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Semillon. Whole cluster pressed and foot-trod, this a gorgeous and deep-structured wine with notes of blue fruit and plum, with delicate violet aromatics coming from the white grapes. Notes of crushed black pepper and game on the palate form an overall elegant package, with some smoky, meaty, dense funky notes at its core. Carignan becomes more dense and structured as the vines get older, and this is quite a powerful wine. 120 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

Cooper Hill 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. This Pinot Noir is refreshing and ripe, with brambly raspberry and cherry fruit, baking spice, and earthy flavors.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

Division 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir "Cinq"

The 2016 Pinot Noir "Cinq" is sourced from the Armstrong Vineyard, in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, where grapes are grown on volcanic soils with marine sedimentary overlay and a base of basalt rock. Two barrels of this wine were made, with one being new French oak and the other being used.This is a powerfully structured wine that will benefit from time in the bottle, though it is pretty awesome right now as well, particularly after a brief decant. This is the earthiest of Division's Pinots, with brambly dark fruit accompanied by notes of grilled mushroom, forest floor, and a perfect subtle hint of sandalwood. This is a great Pinot Noir for winter cuisine, and would be perfect for cassoulet, pork roast, roasted roots vegetables, or pearl onions in gravy. The wine has strong, focused tannins and great rigid structure with incredible focus and concentration of character. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Division 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir "Un"

The 2017 Division Pinot Noir "Un" is sourced from a number of different single-vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley: Bjornson, Eola Springs, Armstrong, and Johan vineyards. Armstrong is certified organic, Johan vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic, and the Bjornson vineyard has LIVE certification. As per Division's website: "Our oldest vines and first site, the Eola Springs vineyard, continues its multiyear transition to biodynamic farming while still being treated conventionally for Phylloxera (there’s no organic treatment) in the old vines and while we look forward to the day when we can say that all of our grapes are at the very least organically farmed, we will love and tend to those old vines as long as they’re productive." This wine has an amazing, almost ethereal elegance to it that makes the memory of it's drinking linger for quite some time. Aged in predominantly French oak, with Austrian oak making up the balance, 15% new, this wine has great freshness, with hints of a little exotic spice and finely integrated red fruit. The palate is full, but not heavy, with a seriously long finish. It’s dominated by wild and brambly strawberry flavors and dark mineral layers. Serve with tonkotsu ramen, roast chicken, grilled salmon, or pop it by itself at a house party because this wine shines right out of the glass by itself. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

Edmunds St. John 2014 El Dorado County Barsotti Ranch Syrah

This is a beautiful granitic Syrah from the Barsotti Ranch Vineyard. Classic Syrah aromas: smoke, cracked pepper, black and red fruit, and at the center, that same iron noticeable in the taste of the grapes. Youthful, quite fresh, with a brisk high note, faintly suggestive of  roses. Energetically very tense in the mouth, slightly bloody (that iron!) and ever so vaguely feral. The first time I tasted this blind I called it for being a dense Cabernet Franc from the Loire, which surprised me. It is big and beautiful and absolutely built for cellar-aging. 208 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

Folk Machine 2017 Central Coast Gamay Noir Rose

Fresh, vibrant,  and light, this is bright and energizing, with loads of red fruit and a fine dusting of minerality. From gamay grown in Arroyo Seco taken directly to press with very little skin contact, this wine had a natural and cool fermentation. Light in color, with fresh cherries and raspberries bursting from the glass. Pair with honeydew melon, fried chicken sliders, or gazpacho. Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

Folk Machine 2017 Central Coast Pinot Noir

This refreshing and bright Pinot Noir from star California winemaker Kenny Likitprakong is sourced predominantly from the Arroyo Seco AVA, in other words, Steinbeck country. Native yeast fermentation and spontaneous malo are followed by nine months on the lees with occasional batonnage in used French oak barrels. Bright red fruit and elegant texture make for a fine, refreshing wine that lingers pleasantly on the palate. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $21.99

Frenchtown Farms 2016 Sierra Foothills Waypoint Pinot Noir

This wine has a ton of great minerality and character, with amazing funky notes and crackling acidity. This wine really begs for pairing with food, and would work great in a wide range of situations. Whole cluster fermentation brings a seething yet delicate tannic grip to the affair, with black pepper notes and leafy humus on the palate bringing an autumnal character to the fore that makes it perfect for this time of year. Twelve months are spent in used French oak barrels followed by bottling with only 18 ppm sulfur. 130 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz County Belle Farms Pinot Noir

Planted on the west-facing slope of Mt. Madonna at 400 feet of elevation, this ended up being the last vintage made with this vineyard, which had been planted in 1997 and finally gave up the ghost in 2014. At the end of a long valley that is a geological extension of the Monterey Canyon, the largest submarine canyon off the west coast of North America, the vineyard was just too foggy and cold. That being said, the difficulty of the site made for some superb wine. Darker-fruited, funky, with some forest floor notes, and a character of dense humus on the back end of the palate, this is a distinctive wine with lots of personality that would go great with Peking duck, coq au vin, or crabs doused in Old Bay. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $46.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Bates Ranch Cabernet

This Cabernet is sourced from a single block of the Bates Ranch Vineyard located above 1000 feet on the eastern flank of Mt. Madonna at the very southern extremity of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Farmed exclusively by winemaker Kenny Likitprakong, this dry-farmed block was planted in 1973 by local wine legends Val and Dexter Ahlgren. As with much of the Cabernet from this region, the emphasis is on structural tension. Not quite as histrionically robust or extracted as Cabernet from other parts of California, this wine has some muted cassis scarved in layers of dusty tannin and spice.  This is a style of Cabernet that would have been much easier to find in these hills back in the 1970s. 207 cases produced, with shorter extraction time, 10% whole cluster fermentation, and 25% new oak. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ghostwriter 2016 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

This cuvée is meant to be an overview of what the Santa Cruz Mountains have to offer, and is sourced from three different vineyards: 40% Upper Block Amaya Ridge,  35% Aptos Creek, and 25% Smith Road. While the blend varies a little vintage to vintage, the wine shows consistency in its expression of classic Santa Cruz restraint. Fine cranberry fruit with a hint of some baking and savory spices, this Pinot is finely structured, with delicate tannins and a fine acid backbone. Open and inviting now, this wine will also benefit from a few years of cellaring. Excellent with roast chicken, lobster rolls, or miso-broth ramen, this will work just as well without food, as it is aromatic and mesmerizing as a standalone experience. 600 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Hirsch Vineyards 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir San Andreas

David Hirsch founded his vineyard in 1980 on the windswept Sonoma Coast, and is widely considered the region's eminence grise. Farming, living, and vinifying out on the wild coast above Fort Ross, his San Andres Fault Pinot Noir is considered the flagship wine of this estate winemaker, sourced from 23 of Hirsch's 61 separate vineyard blocks perched just above the fogline. This is perhaps the most iconic Sonoma Coast Pinot, with fine redcurrant and delicate cherry fruit enumerated within extraordinarily linear silken tannins. The structural architecture is written in heroic alexandrine verse, with undercurrents of bramble, redwood-needle, wet stone, and snuffed candle-wick. Serve with duck, roast pork, Dungeness crab, or turkey in mole poblano. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

Inconnu 2017 Contra Costa County Sauvignon Blanc

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is primarily from one small parcel in Contra Costa County. Laura wanted to lend a bit more material to the wine so she did a staggered pick in a neighboring vineyard to supplement. Her goal was to find a style for Sauvignon Blanc that was not overtly tropical or citrusy. We think she did a great job! It's balanced, textured, and fresh. Drink with a chill, but perhaps not too cold, as there's nice weight to this Sauvignon Blanc that may be missed at ice cold temps.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2015 Willamette Valley Momtazi Pinot Noir

This is the bigger and more powerful offering from the Momtazi Vineyard, certified biodynamic. From some of the finest single blocks of the vineyard, this is denser and darker, though still crystalline. Blue fruits and dark spicy character on the nose transmute into gentle, husky, undergrowth patterns on the palate. Dense but somehow cozy as well, this wine has a wonderfully poised character, not too wild, but neither tame. Big enough to be had with braised lamb, or beef stew, but also a numinous metaphysical experience on its own. 410 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Ahurani McMinnville Pinot Noir

Sourced from the biodynamic-certified Momtazi Vineyard, the Ahurani Pinot Noir is named after a water goddess from Ancient Persia. Moe Momtazi, the owner of the Momtazi vineyard, is Iranian-American, having escaped the anti-wine Islamic regime in 1982. The Momtazi vineyard is a full biodynamic site, with livestock, medicinal herbs, orchards, and reservoirs. There are many springs on the site, providing all the water needs of the winery directly from the earth. This is a wonderfully intriguing wine, with fine cranberry fruit and a piney, underbrush character on the nose. Light and ethereal, but with rigid structure that portends long improvement in bottle. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir

Named in honor of a 15th century priestess and poet from Rajasthan, this wine is truly a transcendent poetic experience. Sourced from the Maresh vineyard, one of the oldest and most respected vineyards in Willamette Valley. As with all the 2017s, the nose has grand aromatic power, with elegant notes of crushed strawberry and spice attenuated into an elegant whole. Fermented spontaneously in used French oak barrels. This wine has a lot of structure, and will age for up to 10 years in the cellar. Well-knit silken tannins give a bigger structure to this wine than its color would portend, and will allow it to stand up to braised meats, coq au vin, or saucisson sec. A little smoky tension tells the secret of its volcanic soils. 662 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Kistler 1999 Russian River Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

Initially bit less effusive on the nose than the 1997; with air, aromas of wild blackberry, pomegranate, rose hip, and cherry pit with  hints of Lapsang souchong, five spice and a bit of wood toast emerge. The palate is a bit more resolved, with red cherry and raspberry liqueur and balsam flavors giving way to notes of game, exotic spices, and plum skin. The tannins are well knit and there's a lovely autumnal, sous-bois character, that has me thinking this would be  fine pairing with roasted quail or tagliatelle with wild mushrooms. I find myself surprised by the prettiness that overtakes the expected power on the wines. Overall, this is perhaps, softer and less driving than the 1997, but an intriguing, finely knit example of mellowed California Pinot Noir. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $64.99

Martha Stoumen Carignan 2017 Mendocino County Venturi Vineyard

This is one of the best Carignans I've tasted recently from California, not least because of the amazing vineyard from which these grapes are sourced. Planted in 1948, Mendocino's Venturi Vineyard is a classic, old head-trained vineyard, dry-farmed and tended by Larry Venturi, grandson of Mario and Elvira Venturi, who transformed this stretch of land from wilderness to vineyard. Planted on an old river bed containing quartz, shale, and sandstone, this wine has an amazing aromatic character that reminds me of the foggy forests of Mendocino. The nose has notes of redwood needle, dried cherry, and an undertone of wet stone. Slightly lighter in character, this wine has a great energy that I think will develop for a few years in the bottle. 178 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $38.99

Martha Stoumen Negro Amaro 2017 Mendocino County Benson Ranch Rosato

Sourced from Benson Ranch, a dry-farmed head-trained vineyard in Mendocino tended by the winemaker, this is a fascinating Negroamaro Rosato that isn't quite like anything I've ever tasted. This is a hugely structured wine, with an intense, wild character, fantastic acidity, and lots of layered earthy, herbal, saline, funky notes. This wine was definitely intriguing and multifaceted, and in quintessentially southern Italian fashion is a rosato that will benefit from some bottle age. I would also suggest decanting for an hour or more to reveal its depths. It is still fascinating now, and will pair fantastically with lots of classic, intensely flavored Mediterranean foods, from Gaeta olives, to anchovies, to swordfish fillet. The racy acidity will work well with spicier mezze as well. 136 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $44.99

Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola 2016 Mendocino County Benson Ranch

Martha spent a vintage working at COS in Sicily, where she developed a deep respect for Nero d'Avola. I think this grape is one that we will see much more of in California, as it retains high acidity in hot, sunny climes. This one is full of dark, brooding energy, with fine, robust tannins and fantastic crackling acidity. The fruit character is dark and wild, with notes of bramble and blackberry interlaced with hushed notes of miso and forest floor. Drink now or age for up to ten years. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $15.99

Mount Eden 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

Only fourteen inches of rain fell during the rainy season at the beginning of the 2014 season, and as a result the amount of Pinot Noir grapes brought to ripeness was drastically reduced. Aged in 75% new French oak for one year before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, this is a wine of surpassing elegance. The interplay between the beautifully-rendered wild berry fruit and the electric tensile strength that arcs across the mouthfeel and along a finish of intergalactic length is truly a profound taste experience. The tannins are tightl- knit and grippy. The ability of this wine to go the distance in the cellar is readily apparent but after decanting it contains such finesse in its youth as to call into doubt the ability of its drinkers in being able to cellar it. 756 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mount Eden Vineyards 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

From one of the most historic vineyards situated in the highest reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, featuring panoramic views of Silicon Valley, Mount Eden's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most tightly-structured and elegant wines coming from California. The mature vines, planted in 1979 and 1984 from budwood sourced in the 1890s from Château Margaux, this wine has extraordinary depth, moving through scintillating layers of blackberry, bramble, graphite, and cedar, all dusted with the Central Coast's ever-present aroma of bay laurel. Large, robust, and tannic, but with strong, broad-shouldered fruit singing through, this is a fantastic wine to have now with steak after a couple hours' decant or as a gift for a serious collector who can put it away for 10-30 years. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $86.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $99.99

Pied a Terre 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Kudos to our friend Richard Luftig for the phenomenal quality and price of Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2014 is a deep, ripe, and focused vintage for Pied a Terre. There is great energy and balance in this bottle, which will elevate your wintry dinners and holiday gift lists alike! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 54 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $25.99

Rootdown 2017 Amador County Trousseau Rosé 1.5 L

A mellow peach color in the glass, this rose is a little softer than Rootdown's other offerings, but it exhibits much of the herbal, mineral, and tea-like  aspects associated with this grape. Trousseau planted in 2004 is gently foot-trod upon arrival in the winery, followed by spontaneous fermentation and cold-stabilization. Herbal, with fine green-apple fruit and a smudge of earthiness, this light and elegant rose is a great food wine. I had with hummus, tabouleh, foule, and baba ghanouj, with which it went famously. These magnums are incredible party bottles in addition to being exclusive on the east coast to Chambers Street Wines! Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Low Sulfur

Rootdown 2017 Sierra Foothills Jane's Vineyard Sangiovese Rosé 1.5 L

Sun-drenched and scorchingly refreshing, this sangiovese rose sourced from a small 2 acre vineyard on Duncan Peak in Mendocino is the color of blood orange flesh in the glass. Hand-harvested, the grapes are then squeezed with high pressure to get a lot of flavor from the skins. Juicy and ripe, with incredible acidity, an herbal freshness, and powerful blood orange character, this is a supercharged rose with such concentration it feels like drinking a glassful of rubies. These magnums are incredible party bottles in addition to being exclusive on the east coast to Chambers Street Wines! Andrew Farquhar

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $36.99

United States White

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 55 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $16.99

Cameron 2015 Dundee Hills Clos Electrique Blanc

The Cameron estate Chardonnay, from 2 acres of vines planted in 1987.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

Early Mountain Vineyards 2015 Virginia Quaker Run

The Quaker Run Vineyard, planted in 1999, is located on the eastern flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains, nearly touching Shenandoah National Park. This Chardonnay's spontaneous fermentation lasted for nearly 11 months and then rested on the lees for an additional seven months. Big, round, and extraordinarily texturally dense, this wine has fine leesy, yeasty, bready character that is elegantly interpolated through the fine white peach and meyer lemon fruit core. This is a big classic Chardonnay, though it has fine acid structure that adds to a long, slightly funky, lingering finish. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Enlightenment Wines NV Wildflower Honey Mead Nought

Disclaimer: this is not made from apples (but it is fantastic). Raphael Lyon, the man behind Enlightenment Wines, had been crafting some serious mead in Clintondale, NY for some time before he moved his operation to a small space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Made from wildflower honey and fermented to dryness, it sounds like something you may have had before, but Lyon’s process is anything but the norm. The wildflower honey is allowed to spontaneously ferment in used red wine barrels sourced from local wineries, with no SO2 added at any time, and is aged in barrel for one year before bottling. Though Raphael doesn’t advertise it, Nought is a single barrel release and will have subtle differences depending on what kind of honey is used (and where the honey is from) as well as other variances in the winemaking process. All of his meads are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Nought is heady on the nose with blossom, toasted coconut, honey-roasted walnut, red berry fruits, and bergamot. It is quite round on the palate with ample acidity and a vinous quality not found in many other meads. It finishes bone-dry with apricot, pineapple stalk, and a hint of orange peel. This is a seriously exciting foray into mead. Thanks, Raphael! Tim Gagnon

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

  • No Sulfur

Fossil & Fawn 2017 Willamette Valley Silvershot Vineyard Pinot Gris

Named after the marine fossils found in the Oligocene marine sediment that makes up the soil of the vineyard and the baby deer hiding in tussocks in the oak savanna that surrounds the vineyard, Fossil & Fawn is a site-specific experiment that focuses on the dry-farmed Silvershot Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. They make this Pinot Gris exactly as if it were a red wine. About half the lot was destemmed and then foot-trod for two weeks during indigenous yeast fermentation. The other portion of the lot was set aside for full carbonic maceration. Bottled unfined and unfiltered the next spring, this wine is amazingly juicy on the nose, but the palate is funky, with herbal and leathery notes to complement the good muted red fruit. Nervy and energetic, this is a fantastic light red, deeper in hue than many skin-contact Pinot Gris wines I've tasted, yet still light and refreshing. Fantastic with mezze, grilled seafood, marcona almonds, or fried chicken. 131 cases porduced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $33.99

Ghostwriter 2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

This Chardonnay, sourced from a couple different single-vineyard sites in the area, is meant to encapsulate the style of these Central Coast uplands, and does so with aplomb. Santa Cruz Chardonnay always presents a touch more minerality, with less overt fruit and less weight; more lemon pith than Meyer lemon. This is no exception. With a fantastic, clear line of mouthwatering acidity sewn through the palate and lasting through a long a pleasant finish, this is cooler climate, foggy California Chardonnay at its best. The separate parcels were co-fermented in concrete egg, and left sur lie during malolactic fermentation with elevage in concrete for 19 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

Kelley Fox 2017 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc

This Pinot Blanc from the Freedom Hill Vineyard  is one of the better Pinot Blancs I've tasted coming from the Willamette Valley. Whole-cluster pressed after picking and fermented spontaneously in neutral Burgundy barrels, this wine has a fascinating richness that somehow does not translate into weight. Subtle floral aromatics coalesce into fine citric character on the palate. Serve as an apéritif, with lemon chicken, or moules frites. 324 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

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La Onda 2016 North Yuba Renaissance Vineyar Blanco de Tinto Cabernet

A curious and fascinating Blanc de Noirs (white from red) of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

Martha Stoumen 2017 Honeymoon

The 2017 Honeymoon is a blend of 65% Colombard and 35% Roussanne both fermented in used French oak barrels. The Colombard is sourced from the Ricetti vineyard in Mendocino, dry-farmed and certified organic, situated in the Redwood Valley AVA. The Roussanne is sourced from Contra Costa County, and is in the middle of the three year process of organic certification. This wine has a nice blend of racy qualities marked by a richness from eleven months of lees aging. A rich flaxen color in the glass, the nose has notes of melon, wool, and a touch of honey. Redolent of Chenin Blanc but a little more overtly ripe. This wine feels juicy and fleshy, which is in contradistinction to its being only 11.5% abv! 252 cases produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

Mount Eden Vineyards 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay

This is a Chardonnay containing great, lustrous depths. The color of yellow topaz, this wine displays incredible concentration of fruit and earth, with dense lemon and pear character surrounded by white flower, honeysuckle, and a dusty, riverbed quality that is truly remarkable. A touch of nuttiness can be found in the back palate, and the wine displays an extraordinarily long finish with a kaleidoscopic array of aftereffects. The dialogue between clear acid structure and dense weight feels iconic. Right now, this wine responds well to air, with an aroma that continues to bloom over the course of several hours, yet I feel that this wine is truly meant for the cellar, where it will continue to grow and change for the next twenty to thirty years. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
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  • $31.99

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  • $14.99

Precedent 2014 Cienega Valley Wirz Vineyard Old Vine White Wine

Precedent is the label of Nathan Kandler, longtime winegrower at Thomas Fogarty in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a renowned destination for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Precedent illustrates Kandler's versatility and curiosity and has introduced us to some truly unique California vineyard sites. Wirz Vineyard is home to 60+ year-old dry farmed, head-trained Riesling on decomposed granite over limestone in the Gabilan mountains. We usually have an off-dry Riesling on the holiday table, but I'm happy to go in a drier direction in this case... Concentrated, gleaming apricot, citrus rind, and tropical fruit is laced with gritty, long minerality and backed by supple texture and acidic tension. Terrific with herbed root vegetables and citrus glazed poultry or fish and anything peppery or spicy. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Precedent 2015 Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc

Precedent is the personal project of Nathan Kandler, winemaker at the excellent Thomas Fogarty estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you've never had California Chenin Blanc or you're never been thrilled by one, Precedent is a pure rendition of the grape from 30+ year-old vines planted on pink granite and silica-rich quartz soils in eastern Lodi. Ripe and pretty aromas of lemon, honeycomb, and white flowers, followed by brisk flavors of citrus  and white peach, with fresh acidity and salty minerals. Unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur additions. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Revik 2016 Napa Valley Coombsville Saphi Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Revik Wine Co. is the passion project of two married couples who are releasing their first vintages this summer. This is a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc that positions itself at the forefront of a new wave of dynamic, elegantly structured, complex Sauvignon Blancs coming from the West Coast. Made with fruit sourced from the Saphi Vineyard in Coombsville (Revik winemaker Phil Holbrook's dry-farmed home vineyard), this wine was aged in both stainless steel and neutral oak, with 8 months on the lees. Unfined and unfiltered, and fermented with native yeast, this wine has great depth and a long linear texture, with subtle, muted citrus fruit wrapped in a chrysalis of finely spun woolen notes. Peach fuzz and melon rind absorb into zippy acidity. The subtle degrees of shading are spectacular and the finish feels like forever. Two barrels produced. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

Spencer, Elizabeth 2017 Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc

This bright, fresh, sunny sauvignon blanc is a classic Mendocino style, sourced from the Gibson and McFadden vineyards. Bright citrus fruit and pleasant herbal characteristics meld with spring grassland on the palate, reminiscent of a Sancerre but a touch softer and with more rounded fruit. A nice subtle floral character is interlaced throughout nose, palate, and finish. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 40 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

St. Innocent 2016 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Chardonnay

This fantastic Chardonnay is from the Freedom Hill vineyard located in the foothills of the coastal range 10 miles southwest of Salem. The soil here is well-drained silty clay loam. Whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented, this wine was aged sur lie for 11 months in neutral oak before bottling. Broad and magisterial, but with great energy, this is a beautiful Chardonnay, with peach aromas and a touch of more tropical character. The sur lie aging gives it a marvelous roundness on the palate that sublimates the brighter fruit character into something lush and restrained. The retention of such energy in this wine makes it a great Chardonnay for summer, and would pair well with cold summer soups, fish, or bruschetta. While it's drinking marvelously now, this wine will improve for up to half a decade if cellared. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Thomas Fogarty 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Portola Springs Chardonnay

Portola Springs Vineyard is a consistent standout in the excellent range of Thomas Fogarty Chardonnays. 2012 has riper, sunnier fruit tone than the austere 2011, without sacrificing any of Portola Springs' cool mineral core and impressive, driving acidity, owing to the low-yielding, late-ripening, nearly 40-year-old vines planted on basalt and shale. Complex and rich enough to handle poultry and pork dishes, with refreshing energy to compliment seafood and veggies. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $52.84

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Wiemer, Hermann 2016 Finger Lakes HJW Vineyard Riesling Dry

The original vineyard planted by Mr. Wiemer himself, this wine is from a parcel farmed biodynamically. Cold spontaneous fermentation takes place over the course of months. 65% of the grapes picked two weeks late allow for this wine's beautiful mellow sweetness. 20% fermented in 1000L Hungarian barrels. This is an extraordinarily pretty wine, with delicate, expressive acidic structure laid over with a number of layers of beautiful fruit. Notes of peach, Meyer lemon, and white flowers all mesh together in harmonious accord. Pair with Peking duck, fresh fruit, or blue cheese. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $39.99

Wiemer, Hermann 2017 Finger Lakes Riesling Dry

This is the estate's flagship wine, and perhaps the type species for Finger Lakes Riesling as a whole. All estate fruit from vineyards that have had no herbicides since 2004; spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel takes place over the course of 7+ months. Slightly off-dry, with notes of spring blossoms, a little citrus character, almost a hint of lime. Beautifully structured and with a kind of roundness that is very satisfying. A classic New York Riesling, slightly fuller-bodied than a Mosel Riesling, but still with loads of acidity and just a touch of sweetness make this an easily quaffable wine that pairs with a wide range of foods such as bratwurst, oysters, or mango salsa. Andrew Farquhar

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur