United States Red

Ampelos 2014 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, earth and peppery herbs precedes bright red raspberry and tangy cherry fruit flavors that combine with buoyant acidity, gentle tannins, rich licorice notes, and hints of tobacco, black pepper and thyme. A truly delicious everyday Pinot Noir from an estate with integrity. Ariana Rolich 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $20.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 4 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
  • 32 in stock
  • $44.99

  • rosé
  • 36 in stock
  • $24.99

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
  • 32 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $46.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

Bow & Arrow 2015 Willamette Valley Air Guitar 1.5 L

Bow & Arrow's preeminently drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend, magnum edition! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 23 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
  • 35 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $77.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

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
  • 6 in stock
  • $72.99

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
  • 17 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
  • 7 in stock
  • $173.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 8 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
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

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

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $46.99

Edmunds St. John 2015 Dry Creek Valley Rocks and Gravel Unti Vineyard 1.5 L

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
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Enfield Wine Co. 2014 Sierra Foothills Pretty Horses Tempranillo

What to do while we wait for Enfield's fabulous Shake Ridge Tempranillo to mature? Drink Pretty Horses! Enfield's John Lockwood is a long-time lover of Spanish wines, the rare new-world winemaker who understands the potential finesse and complexity of Tempranillo. Pretty Horses made from 2 well-known sites: Shake Ridge in Amador County and Matthew Rorick's (Forlorn Hope) Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras. Hibiscus, black pepper, spicy raspberry and earthy cherry, oregano, and orange oil on the nose, with a bright, earthy palate of red plum, stewed strawberry, cherry cola, and thyme, with soft, sweet  tannins and and warm soil on the finish. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Low Sulfur

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
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $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
  • 28 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

Folk Machine 2015 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Kenny Likitprakong, of Ghostwriter reknown, started this label in 2005 without owning a winery or a single vine. Instead, he chooses to work nomadically with small lots of carefully selected fruit and low overhead costs that allow him to craft thoughtful, affordable and delicious California juice. Folk Machine spends nine months on the lees in used French oak barrels with only occasional stirring and is bottled without racking to avoid over-extraction - the result is 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
  • 50 in stock
  • $21.99

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
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

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. I tasted a bottle with the winemaker Kelley Fox in front of the Red Barn itself. 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $73.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

La Clarine Farm 2014 Sierra Foothills Mourvèdre Cedarville Vineyard

Hank Beckmeyer and his French wife had been working in Germany in the music business, and had caught the wine bug while travelling throughout Europe. Influenced by the ideas of Japanese farmer-philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka and Austrian philosopher-spiritualist Rudolf Steiner, they 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 chemicals, fertilizers, nor tillage are employed in the field; neither industrial yeasts, sulfur dioxide, nor new oak used in the cellar. Cedarville Vineyard lies upon a south-facing exposure on decomposed granite soils, similar to those in the heartland of the Northern Rhone. With a light yet sinewy texture, this Syrah impresses with dried and stewed black cherry, crushed herbs, leather, and cinnamon stick flavors. -Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $15.99

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 0thyme 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
  • 39 in stock
  • $29.99

Poe 2015 Sonoma County Rose

To quote a wise colleague, upon tasting the 2015 rosé from Poe: "Woah! I was not expecting that..." Winemaker Samantha Sheehan blends Pinot Noir from dry-farmed Olcese vineyard, planted in 1974, and Pinot Meunier from organically farmed Van der Kamp vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, which was planted in the early 1950s, fermented in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation. It delivers a bright bolt of taut, vivid herbal red berries and bristling acidity, with a covert hint of pent-up CO2 and elegant, dusty mineral earth. A mouth-watering aperitif and seriously invigorating pairing for tartares, late-summer tomato recipes like homemade gazpacho, and crunchy peppers fresh from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Low Sulfur

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. this s the wine to celebrate! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $29.99

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

Renaissance 2004 Sierra Foothills Granite Crown 'Vin de Terroir'

2004 Granite Crown is a unique blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Syrah from Renaissance, the pioneering estate in the Sierra Foothills where Gideon Beinstock of Clos Saron got his start in California. Aromas of rich and refreshing red and black currant, blueberries, and mocha, with smooth and juicy mouth-filling flavors of sweet plum, tart cranberry, green peppercorns, wild berry, fine-grained tannins and loads of minerals. Lush and satisfying right now, but  Renaissance builds their wines to age so don't be afraid to cellar a few of these as well! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $55.99

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
  • 39 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $33.99

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Mendocino Testa Vineyard Boaz

Testa Vineyard was founded in 1912 by Italian immigrants Gaetano and Maria Testa, and now farmed by 4th generation wife-and-husband team Maria and Rusty Martinsen. The grapes come from 65 to 80 year-old organically and dry-farmed vines. The wine envelops the nose with macerated black cherry and dried black raspberry notes; on the palate, black cherry skin and licorice stick. The texture is light and lithe with firm tannins and bright acidity. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 33 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
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

Swick Wines 2015 Willamette Valley Rose 1.5 L

Swick’s Pinot Noir rosé is one of the most complex rosés I’ve tasted from the Willamette Valley (let alone the rest of the United States). The rosé is a blend of organically farmed grapes from the Cancilla and Roots vineyards, which are cooler, higher altitude sites. With a light cherry robe, this wine has a kaleidoscopic range of flavors: blood orange, wild cherry, umeboshi plum, dried tarragon, and cured meats. A sumptuous rosé to have with Christmas dinner and to brighten even the darkest winter months!  Jonas Mendoza

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

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

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $159.99

Togni 2014 Napa Valley Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 is the 32nd vintage for Philip Togni and his family at their Spring Mountain estate, whose 2000 case production is increasingly sought-after and enduringly majestic. The Tanbark Hill is made from their young vines (the Tognis started planting in 1981) of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Petit Verdot. Aromas of red berries and plum with creamy oak continue on to the vibrant, classically built palate - rich, delicious, and layered. A wine to age or pair with steak. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $32.99

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
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Aaron Burr 2015 Mamakating Hollow Homestead Cider 500ml

The Mamakating Hollow cider is exotic and deep on the nose with aromas of sandalwood, almond butter, ripe apricot, hay, and decadent orange marmalade. Full-bodied and slightly effervescent on the palate, golden orchard fruit and earthy tones emerge with pronounced tannic structure followed by a hint of blood orange and iron - it almost mirrors autumn. With time open, ripe apple, pear, and apricot fruit come forward along with apple blossom. This is incredibly food-friendly and would pair well with any type of rustic vegetable dish, or even pork or roasted chicken. Tim Gagnon  

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $14.99

Banshee 2014/2015 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
  • 30 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 23 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'll soon run out of them in 750ml, but brought some back in magnums. Jonas Mendoza  

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 58 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

Division 2015 Willamette Valley Chardonnay Un

Division sourced this year's Chardonnay from a blend of several vineyards in the Willamette Valley including two biodynamic, dry-farmed sites (Cooper Mountain Hill and Johan Vineyards).  The wine expresses the warmth the 2015 vintage, with rich lemon curd, ripe peach, and tropical fruit flavors, woven through with lemony acidity. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

Dragonette Cellars 2014 Santa Barbara County Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay

Dragonette Cellars produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc from cool-climate vineyards in California. The biodynamically farmed Duvarita Vineyard lies just west of the Santa Rita Hills appellation on gentle, south-facing slopes of almost pure sand. Although there’s less than 15% new oak, biscuity aromas mingle with ripe peach, melon, and lemon pith flavors along with honey and vanilla undertones. Vibrant and fresh, this Chardonnay perfectly exemplifies the terroir and potential of Santa Barbara County. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic

Edmunds St. John 2015 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
  • 10 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
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 50 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $82.99

Les Lunes 2015 Manton Valley Chardonnay

Sam Baron, Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig are the brains and brawn behind Les Lunes (as well as Populis Wines). The emphasis is on fanatical vineyard management and minimal winemaking intervention. The fruit is sourced from from own-rooted vines planted at the Dobson Vineyard at the foot of the highly active Mt. Lassen Volcano. This Chardonnay explodes with intense citrus flavors and sharp acidity. The wine softens with aeration and/or and short decant. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

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
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

Maître de Chai 2014 Sonoma County Herron Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Maître de Chai is the personal project of Marty Winters and Alex Pitts who met in the kitchen of the restaurant Cyrus in Sonoma, CA. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from 65-year-old vines from the organically, dry-farmed Herron vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA. The wine undergoes whole-cluster fermentation and is fermented on its skins.  Pineapple core, peach and golden appel skin flavors are framed by finely grained tannins and bright acidity. A Sauvignon Blanc that rewards decanting and serving with food. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Minimus 2015 Applegate Valley SM2 Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc

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
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Minimus NV Experiment #17 48 Months Sparkling Wine

When we first met Chad Stock, he was pouring a bottle of his Experiment #10 Champagne-method sparkling wine, which was a blend of Pinot Gris and Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel and aged for 24 months on the lees before disgorgement. It was a deep and impressive wine, with bright and tingly spicy stone fruit, savory base notes emerging, and a firm refreshing froth. His 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, which is the same base wine as #10, 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, silky almond, brine, and a hint of bitter earth. Chad Stock continues to delight us with his bold and brilliant work. Ariana Rolich

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

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $12.99

Precedent 2014 Lodi Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc Sec

Preceeding our two lovely French Chenin Blancs in our Thanksgiving parade is Precedent, a new wine that is one of the finest Chenins from California, and certainly one of the best values - we urge you to try it.Precedent is the personal project of Nathan Kandler, who is the 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 of 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
  • 41 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rhys 2014 Anderson Valley Chardonnay

This Chardonnay comes from younger vines in Rhys' Anderson Valley's 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
  • 53 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Mendocino Gibson Ranch 'Naomi'

Evan Lewandoski has accumulated winemaking experience all over the world, but decided to return to Utah to explore the potential of its climate and variegated soil types. The fruit is sourced from Gibson Ranch in Mendocino County's McDowell Valley, trucked to Utah, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented in concrete tank. On the nose, there are notes of lemon rind and peach skin notes; on the palate, flavors of white flowers, creamy pineapple, and ripe nectarine mingle with saline and leesy undertones. Angular and bright, this Grenache Gris would be pair well with roast chicken and even fleshier fish like cod or turbot. Jonas Mendoza

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $28.99

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
  • 1 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
  • 12 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
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

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

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
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 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
  • 6 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic