United States Red

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

Ampelos 2015 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Ripe, juicy, and versatile as always, with a super-fresh kick of acidity, Ampelos' basic Pinot Noir is composed primarily of grapes from certified organic and biodynamic Ampelos vineyard and John Sebastiano vineyard with 14 months in French oak (23% new). The zesty nose of cranberry, cinnamon, cherries, and earth precedes bright red raspberry and tangy cherry-berry fruit flavors that combine with buoyant acidity, gentle tannins, soft hints of oak, sweet tobacco, black pepper and thyme. A truly delicious everyday Pinot Noir from an estate with integrity. Ariana Rolich  

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ampelos 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Rose of Syrah Upsilon

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. Also available in magnum! Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

Amplify 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Pink Flag

Cameron and Marlen Porter are making some of the freshest, most fabulous and recognizably "natural" wines in America. And they don't show any signs of running out of inspiration: '"Pink Flag," our first ever Rosé  was inspired equally by the band Wire, and the winery Clos Cibonne. From Wire, the wine takes its name (an homage to their first, groundbreaking album), but also its spirit: joyous, playful energy brushing up against an angular, spiky core. From Clos Cibonne, we take technique.' Pink Flag is 100% Counoise, partially raised under a thin flor of yeast (the aforementioned Clos Cibonne technique), which imparts creamy almond and buttery apple notes on the nose and taut, salty counterpoint to the silky palate of ripe, musky orchard fruit. A thought-provoking and textured rose, very delicious with fish stew (summer dreams of bouillabaise at Clos Cibonne!), grilled vegetable, cheeses, and poultry. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $89.99

Arnot-Roberts 2016 Clear Lake Rosé

Arnot-Roberts is always one of the first roses to arrive from California and, as such, our favorite harbinger of Spring! A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, and Grenache (from Lake County, Amador, and Russian River Valley, respectively), full of breezy tropical guava, and passion fruit, fresh grapefruit, orange pith, bright acidity, and a touch of salt. A fun rose to pour all summer, particularly next to sauteed squid with olives, garlic and orange zest. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $20.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

Bedrock 2014 Contra Costa Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red

Bedrock's 2014s are impressive in their freshness and balance across the board, but Evangelho is extra subtle and structured, with pink and purple floral aromas that carry onto the palate of crushed purple berries with tart, tannic skins, an abundance of blood orange and citrus oils that I associate with Evangelho, and fresh, gritty minerality. Evangelho is 40-foot-deep beach sand planted in the 1890s to Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, and more. The fine folks at Bedrock call it a "viticultural survivor- wedged betweem a PG and E plant, a Burger King, and a motel that rents rooms by the hour." Pretty and refreshingly acidic, this is a Zinfandel blend to unite diverse drinkers. Ariana Rolich  

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $61.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $61.99

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
  • 39 in stock
  • $14.99

Birichino 2014 Chalone Antle Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Antle Vineyard is perched at the edge of an extinct volcano, planted on granite and limestone soils at nearly 2,000' in the Chalone AVA. Several notable California winemakers have sourced fruit from this distinctive vineyard, including Enfield, Dirty & Rowdy, and the Scholium Project. Birichino's Pinot Noir from Antle Vineyard resonates with black cherry skin and tart black raspberry flavors with meaty, earthy, and herbal undertones, framed by firm and stern tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $46.99

Birichino 2015 Central Coast Saint Georges Pinot Noir

The Saint Georges Pinot is firm and bright with aromas of dried cranberries and blood orange; on the palate, macerated strawberry and salty red plum. The silky tannins frame the wine's distinctive freshness and vibrant texture. Alex Krause and John Locke sourced the grapes predominantly sourced from a warm, yet maritime-influenced vineyard on the the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains and blended other single vinyeard fruit. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $27.99

Birichino 2016 Vin Gris

A 21st century rose made from very old vines of Mourvedre and Cinsault, blended with juicy Grenache and Vermentino, Birichino's 2016 Vin Gris is driven by savory, stony, salty (and even a hint smoky) dimensions, balanced by bright citrus, tangy stone fruits, and spicy florals. A highlight among the 2016 rose class and serious pairing for squid or grilled fish and invigorating aperitif. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

Brea 2013 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Chris Brockway makes Brea Cabernet from Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles, the same site behind the delicious and popular Broadside Cabernet. The 2013 is riper and more fruit-forward than the previous year's vintage, leaning more toward California than Bordeaux. Juicy black cherry, black currant, and ripe black plum flavors delicately interweave into dried thyme, sage, and compacted earth undertones. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Merlot

A Merlot that one doesn't have to look "Sideways" at. Ripe red plum and cherry compote flavors are underscored by vanilla and cloves notes and lifted red floral aromatics. Sourced from the famed Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $17.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Fans of Broadside's delicious Margarita Vineyard Cabernet, take note! This 2013 Paso Robles bottling is one of the most graceful wines we've tasted in the under $20 price range, combining 50% Margarita fruit with two other sustainably farmed Paso Robles vineyards. It is substantial and refreshing, with full flavors of sweet purple plums, spicy citrus oil, brambly black and blue berry fruit, and balanced, grippy young tannins. A truly fantastic value! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $15.99

Clos Saron 2006 Sierra Foothills Old Man's Reserve Syrah

The 2006 "Old Man's Reserve" Syrah (90% Syrah, 6% Roussanne, and 4% Petit Verdot) started alongside Clos Saron's Stone Soup Syrah of the same vintage, but was aged for four years in 1,200L oak oval foudre, and then aged in bottle for almost an additional 6 years prior to its release. Reminiscent of an older Barbaresco, the "Old Man's Reserve" has flavors of stewed morello cherry, carob, and dark chocolate on the initial attack, then glides seamlessly into secondary flavors of saddle leather, air-dried bresaola, and tar. One of my favorite Clos Saron bottlings, it's a wine that is drinking well now, but can age for an additional 10-20 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Cooper Hill 2015 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 lush and ripe, with brambly raspberry and cherry fruit, baking spice, and earthy flavors. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Biodynamic

Corison, Cathy 2012 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cathy Corison's winery is located on their home vineyard, Kronos, in Napa Valley's Rutherford AVA. The Cabernet vines are planted on gravelly loam soils and are some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the valley. Black cherry, cassis, and black currant flavors resonate on the palate framed by a prominent tannic structure. A quintessential example of power intersecting with elegance, and a wine that will reward cellaring for the next 8-10 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $173.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

Day 2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel

After leaving Turley Wine Cellars in 2013, Ehren Jordan focused full-time on Failla, his winery centered around producing pure expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah (not to mention an incubator for many talented young winemakers). Jordan has returned to his deep Zinfandel roots with Day. 2015 is the first vintage, from choice Zinfandel vineyards around Sonoma County, full and generous, with effusive, exotic aromas of incense and peppercorns, which infuse the  gracious palate of floral wild berry fruit supported by layers of bramble, spice, and bright acidity. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Division 2016 Columbia Valley L'Avoiron Rosé of Gamay Noir

Crisp and juicy, chaneling all the white wine energy that we love in summer's first fresh, cold roses, with the pretty red berry notes and nuance of our favorite French Gamay roses from the Loire and Beaujolais. Kate Norris and Tom Monroe pick their Yakima Valley (Washington) rose specifically for rose, capturing fresh cherry aromas and crisp, acidic and minerally palate of floral strawberry, orange peel, and tangy key limes. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Edmunds St. John 2015 Dry Creek Valley Rocks and Gravel Unti Vineyard

I cannot think of a California winemaker working today whom we admire and celebrate as enthusiastically as Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John. What greater accompaniment can there be, then, to great holiday feasts than this great big bottle of Rocks and Gravel from a great American winemaker? Displaying a greater resemblance to L'Anglore Tavel than to the typical California GSM blend, 2015 Rocks and Gravel is juicy and generous with invigorating acidity and lots of life ahead. Perfumed and mouth-watering aromas of wild rose, black currant, tea leaves, and wild cherry with a terrifically spicy, bright and balanced palate of black raspberry, cherries and cherry skins, sweet tobacco, juicy young tannins and vibrant acidity. Medium bodied and crystal clear at 13.2% alcohol, this wine opens up beautifully and will reward cellaring. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Edmunds St. John 2016 El Dorado County Bone-Jolly Rosé

Steve Edmunds has a way with Gamay, confirmed each year by the energy and depth of his red and rosé Bone Jolly wines. 2016 is light-bodied and  fresh, taut and bright,  with tingly acidity, tart cranberry, juicy sour cherry and citrus, and salty mineral earth. We look forward to every new vintage from Edmunds St. John. Let the adventure continue!  Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

Enlightenment Wines NV Apple/Elderberry/Honey Mead Rubacuori

An invigorating wine made from apple, honey, and elderberry! All of the components are allowed to coferment naturally without the addition of lab yeasts or SO2 before a year-long elévage in neutral oak barrels. A gorgeous translucent ruby in the glass, it shows bright aromas of red apple skin, cranberry, pomegranate, and brown spice on the nose. Tangy is the word that comes to mind on the palate, with tart red apple, white pepper, juicy red raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and lemon peel. There is a fair amount of grip, and the finish is long and citrusy. This would be an esoteric pairing with Asian dishes or burgers and is fantastic by itself. Tim Gagnon

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

Eric Demuth 2012 Sonoma Coast Bei Ranch Cabernet

Bei Ranch is a unique and powerful place,  the source for one of Eric Demuth's most distinctive and powerful Cabernets  and his singular Bei Ranch Syrah. Centered around a massive pair of boulders on a ridgetop at 1500 feet in the Sonoma Coast, Bei Ranch is less than 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, with rocky soils of Franciscan shale and schists, gleaming with quartz and serpentinite. 2012 Bei Ranch Cabernet is full of dense black fruit and purple berries, with forceful young tannins, rugged resinous herbs, and deep, metallic mineral tone. Recommended with anything braised or barbecued! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $42.99

Folk Machine 2016 Central Coast Pinot Noir

This is a fresh and delicious Pinot that we would be happy to drink every night (happily, at $21.99, we could also afford to!). Pure fruits of dark cherry, baked strawberry and raspberry, aromas of violets, along with ripe nuances of Madagascar vanilla bean. The different vineyard selections for this vintage include Arroyo Seco & Antle vineyards and offer a satisfyingly gamey, savory contrast to the silky palate and makes this a distinctive new world Pinot Noir well worth stocking up on.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

Forman 1999 Napa Merlot

Ric Forman started his winemaking in the late 1960s at Sterling Vineyard, but was heavily influenced by a trip to Bordeaux while working at Newton Vineyard. He brought back several practices to Napa that were unheard of at the time: gentle handling of grapes at harvest through fermentation; small stainless steel fermenters for red wines and new Burgundy barrels for whites; deep caves to maintain a cool dark and humid environment in which to age red wine in new French oak barrels. This is a stern, yet elegant Merlot, with red plum and cherry flavors inflected with ferrous, brick and dried red floral undertones. Firmly structured, a Right Bank-leaning Merlot that rewards decanting. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

This is among my favorite wines to introduce people to the Santa Cruz appellation, and not coincidentally, to Kenny Likitprakong’s wines. The Pinot Noir is a blend of several Santa Cruz vineyards, which varies from year to year. This wine has black raspberry and cherry flavors, subtle hints of baking spice and red flowers, framed by a lithe, sinewy texture. Drink now or anytime within the next five years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $32.99

Gros Ventre 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

A blend of Pinot Noirs from Campbell Ranch (50%), Baranoff Vineyard (25%), and an undisclosed vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Supple and silky, there is a preponderance of dark brambly fruit on the palate. Quite aromatic, macerated black cherry, kirsch, and violet aromas lead into black raspberry and cherry fruit flavors with hints of freshly rained upon earth. A juicy and elegant California Pinot that's still taut and structured. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $48.99

Gros Ventre 2016 El Dorado Rose

Gros Ventre inaugurated 2016 with a brand new rosé in their lineup. The pale salmon flesh hue of this Gamay and Pinot Noir blend hides a quite voluptuous wine on the palate with macerated strawberry, strawberry tops, and hibiscus flavors. The granite and volcanic soils the grapes were planted on magnify the texture and juiciness on the palate considerably. Jonas Mendoza

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

Idlewild The Flower 2016 Mendocino The Flower Rose

Idlewild's always-delicious rose of Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Barbera from Mendocino is more exciting every year! The grapes are co-fermented with native yeasts and aged in neutral oak on the lees for 4 months, lending textural complexity to complement the fresh fragrance and flavors of blood orange, watermelon, salty strawberry, and meadow flowers. Among roses, The Flower embodies a rare combination: yummy and complex. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

Inconnu 2014 Sonoma County Los Carneros Merlot

Inconnu is the project of winemaker Laura Brennan Bissell, who impresses us with her commitment to making affordable, delicious, low alcohol California wines with plenty of interest but no pretension. We agree as well with Laura's love of Merlot, which she amusingly refers to as "the romantic grape." From organically farmed vines up to 45 years old in Carneros, it is fresh, pure, and pretty, with floral purple fruit, sultry  perfume and spice, lively acidity and a tickle of tannin. Serve with a light chill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $62.99

Kelley Fox 2014 Dundee Hills Red Barn Block Maresh Pinot Noir

The grapes for this inaugural (and very tiny) vintage come from parcels surrounding the legendary Maresh Red Barn and farmed by 90-year old owner Jim Maresh Sr. The blocks are own-rooted Pommard clones planted in 1978. This wine has all the brambly black fruit of the regular Maresh Vineyard bottling, but with additional power, elegance, and structure. Tasting a bottle with Kelley Fox in front of the Red Barn, the rugged tannins frame a dark core of black raspberry and cherry fruit; after several hours, the wine unfurls with flavors of blackberry, mushroom, and freshly rained earth. A truly special bottling indeed! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $73.99

La Clarine Farm 2015 Sierra Foothills Mourvèdre Cedarville Vineyard

While working in the music business in Germany, Hank Beckmeyer and his French wife, Caroline Hoel, caught the wine bug while traveling throughout Europe. They later moved to the United States and  purchased a property in California’s Sierra Foothills in 2001. La Clarine Farm’s winemaking approach is minimalist: neither industrial yeasts, sulfur dioxide, nor new oak are used in the cellar. Cedarville Vineyard is organically farmed, lies upon a south-facing exposure on decomposed granite soils, similar to those in the Northern Rhone. With a lithe and sinewy texture, this Mourvedre impresses with dried black cherry and dark brambly fruit flavors, as well as licorice and sous bois undertones. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

Maître de Chai 2015 Lodi Stampede Vineyard Zinfandel

Jeff and John Perlegos are the current stewards of the head-trained Zinfandel vines at Stampede Vineyard in Lodi's Clements Hills AVA. The vines were originally planted in the 1920s, with a second planting in the early 1940s. Marty Winters and Alex Pitts pick the grapes on the early side, producing Zinfandel of ethereal texture and perfumed intensity. The nose awakens with brambly blackberry aromas, leading into flavors of black tea, fresh blueberries, and a touch of dried black raisin. Very much in the style of Ridge's Zinfandels, there's a remarkable buildup of flavors but the wine still maintains a lithe texture without being weighty. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

Matthiasson 2016 Napa Valley Rosé Wine

Matthiasson's 2016 rose is a familiar blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Counoise, with the surprising  addition of a splash of Sauvignon Blanc to brighten and ripen up the flavors of this dry and nuanced rose, full of tart red berry fruit, with chewy cherry and raspberry skins and a refreshing bolt of orange and lime. Fermented and aged in stainless steel (malo was blocked to retain freshness) and landing at a cool 11.3% alcohol, this vintage of Matthiasson will have a seat at our patio table until it runs out! Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

Minimus 2013 Applegate Valley Syrah Exp. #15 Black Locust

The Stella Maris vineyard in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley AVA has been a traditional source for Minimus' Sauvignon Blanc wines (SM1, SM2), but winemaker Chad Stock sourced Syrah here for his Experiment #15. Fermented whole-cluster and aged in acacia wood, the Syrah draws immediate references to Cote-Rotie, with black cherry skin and fruit, bresaola, and sage flavors. The acacia wood imparts delicate and perfumed floral notes to the wine that balance the brooding dark fruit notes and firm tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

Minimus 2016 Willamette Valley Antiquum Farm Pinot Gris Rose

Last year's Minimus rose was juicy and succulent Gamay. This year's Minimus rose is a brainy, bone-dry Pinot Gris from a hot, high vineyard in Willamette Valley, starting tense and angular, opening into a supple mix of citrus piths, watermelon, rosewater, blood orange, and papaya. Winemaker Chad Stock delights us so consistently with his experimental bottlings that we might start declaring Minimus inherently delightful. 100 cases of this rose were produced. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 56 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

Pied a Terre 2013 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, 2013 is the deepest, most focused and delicious vintage yet for Pied a Terre. Rich ripe plum, tart black berries, with red raspberry and black pepper, deep, resinous herbs - thyme and oregano - with dark, smokey earth. There is great energy and elegance in this bottle, which will elevate your next meal of steaks and lamb burgers from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $29.99

  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • $21.99

Precedent 2014 Contra Costa County Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel

Precedent's Evangelho bottling with teach the Zin-averse to contemplate this fragrant, complex, and age-worthy grape anew. Tart, sweet, and creamy boysenberry  and black cherry fruit on the nose, with pink flowers, citrus zest, incense spice, and licorice; rich and full flavors on the palate exude both perfect ripeness and fresh acid, with juicy black and dark red fruits, salty brine, licorice, bergamot, orange oils, and a long mineral finish. Evangelho is a very special vineyard, composed of own-rooted Zin with Carignan, Mourvedre, Palomino, Muscat, Chasselas, etc  planted in 1890 on deep alluvial sands Contra Costa county. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $52.99

Rhys 2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

The 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Bearwallow Vineyard was one of the most enjoyable bottles that I've had from the US, and I'm rejoicing that Rhys has decided to make affordable, early-drinking Pinot Noir from this same vineyard. On the nose, the wine is quite expressive with ripe red cherry and raspberry fruit and elegant red floral notes reminiscent of Chambolle-Musigny or Volnay. The palate is equally expressive with black raspberry and cherry fruit, freshly tilled soil, and baking spice flavors. The lithe core of black fruit is surrounded by well-integrated tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ridge 2011 Santa Cruz Mountains Monte Bello Merlot Estate

Ridge Vineyards first made Merlot in 1974 on Monte Bello; after being initially blended into their famed Cabernet, the Merlot eventually showed enough structure and complexity to merit a separate bottling. Aged nearly 20 months in a combination of 40% new and 60% 4-5 year old American oak barrels, this Merlot displays clove, anise, and allspice aromatics. The high elevation of the Monte Bello vineyard (nearly 2600 feet!) shines through with red plum skin, tart red cherry, and fennel flavors, followed by a sinewy black olive finish. A Merlot to age for the next 5-10 years! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $52.99

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Branciforte Creek Pinot Noir

Planted to Pommard clones in 1988, this Pinot Noir is a bit less aromatic than their Branciaforte Ridge, but radiates with intense flavors of brambly black raspberry and dark chocolate. The tannins are firm yet supple; pair with a filet mignon or roast pork. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

Silver Oak 1999 Alexander Valley

Silver Oak makes very well balanced Cabernet Sauvignons and like the wines from Ridge, they are low in alcohol by California standards. This is a steakhouse standard and consistently delicious. -jbt

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $11.99

St Innocent 2015 Willamette Valley Villages Cuvee Pinot Noir

It's difficult to find a quality Oregon Pinot Noir under $25, let alone one that pairs remarkably with food. St. Innocent blends the fruit from their estate vineyard (Zenith) with that from several other sites within the northern Willamette Valley (Vitae Springs, Freedom Hill, Temperance Hill, and Momtazi). On the palate, very ripe and dark fruit flavors (morello cherry, black raspberry) are framed by a sweet and robust body. Pair with roasted pork and steak tenderloin. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

United States White

Aaron Burr Appinette Grape-apple Cider 70% NY Apples 30% Grapes

Another fantastic cider from the Aaron Burr Cidery! The Appinette blends together NY apples and a local grape, Traminette (a genetic cross between Gewürztraminer and the French-American hybrid Joannes Seyve). Lively and complex with heady aromas of guava, pineapple, banana, and lemon curd. There is also a very pleasant vinous muskiness. On the palate, it is quite earthy and very dry with a gentle sparkle, making it almost more reminiscent of wine than cider. Salty minerals, delicate fruit, and a vigorous acidity balance it out and make it rather food friendly! Tim Gagnon

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

Banshee 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Banshee is 100% Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, including a significant amount from Charles Heintz Vineyard, as well as Wildcat Mountain Vineyard in Petaluma Gap, and another vineyard called Bohemian Green Valley.  Rich and vibrant with notes of creamy lemon curd, juicy stone fruit, and a hint of vanilla bean, with invigorating acidity and a big but graceful build. A wine of great integrity for under $20. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Eola-Amity Chenaie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 1.5 L

From a single clone, this barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc has notes of pear and peach candy, with ripe and rich orchard fruit flavors and dried herb undertones. For those expecting lean-and-mean, cookie-cutter Sauvignon Blanc, they're bound to be disappointed by this wine's aromatic complexity and rich, leesy texture. We ran out of them in 750ml, but brought some back in magnums. Jonas Mendoza  

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Broadside 2015 Central Coast Chardonnay

Brian and Stephy Terrizzi's Broadside project focuses on sustainably farmed vineyards and minimalist winemaking (native yeasts, minimal handling, neutral oak), as well as purity of flavor and varietal expression.Their Central Coast Chardonnay is a quintessential example of their wine growing and winemaking philosophy; a bright and creamy Chardonnay with ripe lemon and peach flavors and a saline minerality. Jonas Mendoza 

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Crowley 2013 Willamette Valley Chardonnay Four Winds

The 2013 was a wet vintage but strongly benefited growers who dry-farmed and took advantage of the sunshine after the late September rains. The Chardonnay comes from a dry-farmed, owned-rooted Wente clone vineyard on marine sedimentary soils in Willamette Valley. Bright and slightly oxidative, the palate resonates with flavors of lemon pith, lemon curd, underripe peach, and marzipan and brightens with the wine's pointilistic acidity and minerality. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Edmunds St. John 2016 El Dorado County Heart of Gold

In addition to perfectly elegant, age-worthy reds, Steve Edmunds produces one of California's lightest, purest white wines from Vermentino and Grenache Blanc. Heart of Gold exudes fresh white florals, mineral water, and tingly  orchard fruit aromas; flavors are bright and defined, graceful and deeply mineral, with gentle rays of citrus pith and crisp pear, golden apple, and yellow peach. Acidity is abundant and well-integated. Ariana Rolich 

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

Eminence Road 2014 Cayuga Lake Pinot Gris

This dry Pinot Gris from the Finger Lakes is very much different from its slightly sweet Alsatian counterparts, but is nonetheless delicious! On the palate, baked golden apples, fresh tarragon, onion skin, and a distinct salty and savory quality. This benefits from a long decant and gets better after being opened for a day (and even two)! Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

Lo Fi 2015 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

The philosophy behind Lo-Fi (just like music production) isn’t to create wine that is too polished or perfect, but rather that which embraces a more natural, raw expression. For winemakers Michael Roth and Craig Winchester, less is more: neutral barrels, native yeasts, little to no sulfur additions, and no acid adjustments. The Chardonnay is aged in 6-year old barrels, then racked and matured in concrete eggs for 6 months. The wine has a leesy texture and crisp snappiness, accompanied by flavors of ripe peach, banana, and white flowers. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $26.99

Minimus 2015 Applegate Valley SM2 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier

For as iconoclastic of a winemaker as Chad Stock, one wouldn't expect him to delve into the nuances of Sauvignon Blanc, but this is his second exploration with grapes sourced from the Stella Maris vineyard in southern Oregon's Applegate Valley AVA. The Sauvignon Blanc is fermented whole-cluster, macerated with Viognier, and then matured in 600L acacia-wood puncheons. There's the typical zippiness you normally get from Savvy B, but it's followed by a kaleidoscope of peach, gardenia, and candied pineapple notes, followed by lemon curd and and tropical fruit flavors. To Chad Stock's credit, the wine is assertive, rich, ripe, and unlike almost any other Sauvignon Blanc you've had before. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

Minimus NV Experiment #17 48 Months Sparkling Chardonnay

Chad Stock's inspiration to make sparkling wine was Brut Nature Cava with long lees aging - a worthy fascination that should inform more new-world sparkling wine production! He has now released Experiment #17  (the same base wine as Experiment #10, disgorged after 24 months on the lees) this time disgorged after 48 months on the lees. Elegance and complexity are not guaranteed to increase with longer lees aging, but in this case the extra two years contributed great length and layers, harnessing the autolytic grit and glamour of our favorite long-aged Cavas. Creamy aromas of almond cake, agrumes, lavender honey, orange blossom, and yellow apple; the palate is dry, textured, long, and lovely, with gentle bubbles permeating the palate of yellow peach, Asian pear, meadow flowers and tea leaves, with gentle yeasty notes of bee pollen, chamomile, almond, brine, and a hint of bitter earth. This is dreamy wine, with enough breadth and complexity to compliment Captain Alex's smoked bluefish, shredded and tossed with herbs, lemon, and great olive oil, or a brunch of sliced smoked tuna with scrambled eggs. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $12.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

Precedent 2014 Lodi Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc Sec

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 32 year-old vines planted on pink granite and silica-rich quartz soils in northeast Lodi; foot trodden and whole-cluster pressed (with a portion undergoing a few hours of skin contact), then fermented with native yeasts in used French oak. Fresh aromas of lemon blossom, golden fruit, and peach, with a clear, tingly,  mineral palate of orange citrus and stone fruit, pineapple pith,  chamomile, and a hint of beeswax. Broad yet delicate, distinctive and delicious. Unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur additions. Ariana Rolich

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Rhys 2014 Anderson Valley Chardonnay

This Chardonnay comes from younger vines in Rhys' Anderson Valley Bearwallow Vineyard, and aged for 14 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Like a riper Chablis, there are notes of zesty lemon, white nectarine, and just-ripe peach. On the palate, lemon juice, lemon pith, and saline flavors with bright acidity and a tight mineral core.A perfect introduction to Rhys' stunning Chardonnays. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Shacksbury Lost and Found 750 ML

This is a great follow-up to the inaugural releases from Shacksbury! The past two vintages of the Limited Edition releases were a hit with cider geeks and staff members alike, and the first release from the 2015 harvest is equally great. Called Lost and Found, it is made from foraged apples sourced from the Champlain Valley of Vermont, and from heirloom varieties in New Hampshire, most of which were trees originally planted by homesteaders over 100 years ago. It is fermented with native yeasts and goes through secondary fermentation in bottle, with no SO2 added at any time. If you haven’t tried any of the Shacksbury products, you’re seriously missing out. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Shacksbury Classic Dry Cider 500 ML

David Dolginow and Colin Davis created this dry, English-style cider in collaboration with two farms: Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England. It is a blend of 7 different apple varieties (Browns, Ellis Bitter, Dabinett, Michelin, Jonagold, Spartan, and Somerset Redstreak) that are co-fermented and aged for 6 months before release. It is fresh with aromas of apple, pine, mango, and citrus oil. On the palate, it is dry and clean with minerals, citrus, and ripe apple fruit with medium-sized bubbles. This is a great choice for before, during, or after a holiday feast or for an alternative to beer while watching football. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $8.99

Shacksbury Pet Nat Dry Cider 750 ml

Made from a blend of foraged heirloom varieties of apples and Vermont and English cider apples grown by Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, VT, this cider is made using the Méthode Ancestrale. Just like the grape-based pét nats we all know and love, it is bottled while it is still undergoing fermentation and is aged for two months on the  lees before it is released unfined, unfiltered, and with zero SO2 added. The result is a bone-dry cider with pretty aromas of red berries, ripe pear, and apricot blossom. Gently sparkling and dangerously drinkable, this is one of my favorite releases from Shacksbury to date. Tim Gagnon

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 42 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

Thomas Fogarty 2011 Santa Cruz Mountains Portola Springs Chardonnay

For Nathan Kandler, winemaker at Thomas Fogarty, Portola Springs is the most extreme of their Santa Cruz Chardonnay vineyards, with its very steep slopes and cool marine air influence. The Chardonnay grapes ripen very slowly and yields are frustratingly low. Portola Springs has a characteristic lemon drop and verbena with flavors of lemon oil, sea spray, and dried thyme. Pair with roasted cauilflower or chicken. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic

Under the Wire 2013 Mendocino Alder Springs Pinot Noir

Under the Wire is a joint project of Morgan Twain-Peterson (of Bedrock fame) and Chris Cottrell developed to explore the potential of sparkling wine in California based on a single vineyard from a single vintage. Alder Springs is is located in far northern Mendocino County just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean; the steep hills, cool nights, and low-vigor soils lead to small yields  of intense flavorful berries.  Wtih a salmon-flesh robe, this sparkling rosé displays red cherry skin and orange peel aromatics, and further reveals ripe strawberry, ruby red grapefruit and blood orange flavors, accompanied by dried thyme and tarragon undertones and a fine, yet firm bead. Jonas Mendoza

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic