Australia

Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of Australia Pedro Ximenez

This is a truly special Pedro Ximenez wine, bottled by Elena Brooks for Dandelion Vineyards, but originating from her neighbor, Carl Lidner, who has the oldest and largest stock of fortified wines in all of Australia. The grapes come from 80-120 year old goblet style vineyards on red clay and limestone soils in Barossa. The solera for this PX was started 35 years ago! This is a delicious dessert wine, with very balanced acidity and freshness considering the 230g/l of residual sugar. Delicious nectar, and truly remarkable for the price!

  • white fortified sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

Austria

Barbara Öhlzelt 2021 Österreich Grüner Leader (1 Liter)

Based in the town of Zöbing, Barbara Öhlzelt farms six hectares of vines. Her Grüner Leader is always a go-to bottle for gatherings. The 2021 is very fresh and fun; juicy ripe peach and apples, balanced by green pineapple acidity. Enjoy with salty snacks, salads, light pastas, fresh cheeses!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Frug Weingut Wurzinger 2021 Burgenland Orange (skin contact)

Mostly Gruner Veltliner with some Roter Veltliner from certified organic vineyards, bottled without filtration or fining, with a little sulfur addition. The Frug was a famous (in Austria) dance in the 1960s, and this fresh and zippy skin contact/"orange" wine is meant to make you want to dance! It's a liter bottle too, so you can dance a little longer. A great deal and favorite for rooftop hangs and summer parties.

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Strehn 2016 Mittelburgenland DAC Blaufränkisch Reserve

Matured in 500 liter tonneau oak barrels for 18 months Lovely deep purple in color with warm scents of morello cherry and cinnamon on the nose. The palate follows through with flavors of smoky spice and blackberry, bright acid, structured tannins with great concentration and minerality. Extremely ageworthy, although showing well right now with some roasted meats and charcuterie. GH


  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Strehn 2020 Mittelburgenland DAC Blaufränkisch Rosé

Beginning in 2017, the Strehn family tasted over 100 different rosés from all over the world and traveled to Provence, the land of rosé, to help them better understand the wide array of styles and to see how these wines are made. They worked all throughout the year with the goal of making a 100% Blaufränkisch rosé that shows great freshness, lively acidity, varietal character and also reflects the region in which it is grown. The result is an exciting and authentic rosé bursting with wild berries, pomegranate and pink grapefruit and is soft and silky on the palate with refreshing acidity and minerality.

  • rosé
  • 22 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Bordeaux Red

Chateau Micalet 2020 Haut Medoc

(Arrives 7/29) Chateau Micalet, with a few hectares in the commune of Lamarque was classified "Cru Artisan" by Feret in 1893.  Acquired by the Fedieu family in 1972 the estate was enlarged slightly, never using herbicides, and with a new generation the conversion to organic agriculture was started in 2006. The estate now has 10 hectares on deep beds of gravel, planted at 8,000 pieds/hectare; the normal blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot -  and 7% Petit Verdot,  a grape the Fedieus feel is particularly important. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a 3 to 4 week fermentation, the wine ages in barrique, 30% new. The nose on the Haut Medoc has dark plummy fruit, with hints of vanilla and baking spice. Young leather notes and dark gravel tones as well. A little floral with dark violets and roses. The palate has lush black cherry. Graphite and iron on the tongue give an earthy glimmer. Medium acid and soft tannin, but great density at its core. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

La Renouée 2020 Vin de France Cabernet Sauvignon

(Arrives 7/29) Winemaker Guillaume Dussans has planted 17 ancient grape varieties formerly grown in Bordeaux on his small domain on a hillside in Cadillac.  His "La Renouée" 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is from a tiny parcel of 56-year-old vines, fermented and aged in old barrels. The color is a vibrant plum in color.  The nose has aromas of red apple and cherries, with zesty ginger and warm black tea. On the palate, flavors of red cherry and cassis, with refreshing graphite zip and a hint of earthy gravel. Wonderfully lean on the tongue, just a dash of tannic grip and lovely acid! This unique and delicious Bordeaux would do well with a chill! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

The Hubert family are owners of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours in Blaye and Chateau La Grolet in Bourg. The farming here is among the best in Bordeaux, certified organic and biodynamic. The vineyards are a fantastic oasis of greenery compared to the rest of Bordeaux, and are located on slopes of clay over limestone giving the wines good concentration and firm minerality. The Quintessence of Peybonhomme is a selection of the best juice from tastings each year and is primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, a portion of which is aged in new oak. The 2019 is a beautiful and lively Bordeaux showing deep aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, spice and earth. The palate is supple and ripe, lifted by cool acidity, with complex black fruits, earth and mineral flavors with a long finish. The wine broadens and gains complexity with time open so decant if possible. A versatile food wine, this beautifully balanced Bordeaux will accompany anything from roast chicken to pork dishes to steak. Put a few in your cellar for a mature experience, best 2025 to 2035+.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

Bordeaux White

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping) This is the tenth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 15 years old, 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon,  certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. The 2019 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but with good freshness, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $37.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

Brocard, Julien 2020 Chablis La Boissonneuse

La Boissonneuse vineyard makes up the bulk of Julien Brocard's holdings, at 11 of his 18 total hectares. This cuvée is sourced from 30-year-old biodynamically farmed vines, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in large foudre.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Buisson, Henri & Gilles 2020 St. Romain La Perriere

From a parcel of forty-year old vines, roughly 325 meters above the valley and village of Saint Romain. The soils here are intensely chalky and this comes across immediately. This is extremely fine, with touches of citrus, white flowers and toasted bread giving dimension around the incisive mineral flavors. The acidity in all three wines today is quite astonishing - this is racy and snappy and very precise. Probably the lightest of the range today, this feels very much in conversation with first-rate Chablis. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Buisson, Henri & Gilles 2020 St. Romain Sous Le Chateau

'Sous Le Chateau' comes from vines averaging thirty years, but high on the slope (nearly 400 meters above sea level) and facing south-southeast. This is the fullest feeling of the Buisson St. Romains, with ripe lime and orange citrus, white peach and apricot notes and some sweet spice up front. There is excellent length on the palate and plenty of stoniness at the back end. The feeling of balance here is impressive, as well as an overall drinkability that creeps up until the bottle is empty and one is left wondering what happened. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $48.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

Famille Paquet 2020 Bourgogne Chardonnay

The Paquet family is based in the Maconnais. They have nearly thirty hectares across a dozen appellations, all farmed organically and on the way to certification. This is their entry-level Chardonnay and it is delightful, full of lime and green herbs, with clear mineral tones and good freshness. There is no oak influence at all and no funny business. This is just tasty Chardonnay grown in limestone soils, perfect as we emerge from the ice and snow into  Spring.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Goisot, Guilhem & Jean-Hugues 2020 Sauvignon de Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula

Estates making serious Sauvignon de St. Bris are as rare as hens' teeth and Goisot sits atop this tiny heap. The appellation, (in the near-vicinity of Chablis) is the only one in Burgundy that permits the planting of Sauvignon Blanc and often gets lost in the ocean of Chardonnay. But when handled right, these can be wonderful, refreshing, salty wines. The 2020 is balanced and lovely, with some lime and a touch of sage. But the limestone core is what gives this wine its soul. The finish is firm and saline, making this more than a match for almost anything you might be having for dinner. Thinking about a bottle of Sancerre for this evening? You'd do well to consider this instead... Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2020 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

(Arrives 8/2) Quintaine is Guillemot-Michel's flagship wine and the 2020 is truly lovely. There is a touch of reduction that lends complexity rather than hiding character. On the nose and palate, the wine shows pear and apricot fruit and a touch of orange blossom. The wine has terrific energy and length, with an intensely stony finish and plenty of dry extract. For a wine at this price, the potential for mid-term cellar aging here is tremendous. An outstanding value and not to be missed. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2020 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

(Arrives 8/2) Retour A  La Terre (Return to the Earth) is named for the parcel and the aging process. The vines come from a piece of the vineyard heavy with clay. They are on average about 65 years old, on a very old strain of rootstock that produces tiny but brilliantly ripe clusters of chardonnay. The wine that results is aged in three large clay amphora, allowing the wine to breathe without the influence of oak. The 2020 is excellent, with juicy white and yellow fruit, and the same feeling of purity and clarity as Quintaine. No shortage of finesse here. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lafouge 2020 Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers

"Les Boutonniers" is contiguous with Meursault "Meix Chavaux" on shallow soils of clay, high in iron, over the limestone bedrock, usually giving a somewhat lean and very "mineral" white Burgundy.

"The 2020 les Boutonniers is one of the ripest white wine in the cellars this year, coming in at a svelte 13.2 percent octane! The wine is beautiful, offering up a complex nose of tart pear, apple, lime blossoms, chalky soil tones, beeswax and just a hint of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and tensile in personality, with a fine core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and a long, zesty finish. I would be inclined to give this lovely wine a couple of years in the cellar and let some of its secondary layers unfurl. Fine juice." John Gilman "View from the Cellar"

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $43.99

Lafouge 2020 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

The Lafouge Auxey-Duresses "Les Hautés" is from a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault "Les Vireuils."

"The 2020 Auxey-Duresses Blanc “les Hautés” from Monsieur Lafouge is another beautifully racy and minerally example of the vintage. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a blaze of green apple, fresh lime, dried flowers, beeswax, limestone minerality and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is precise, full-bodied and snappy, with a lovely core, excellent soil inflection and grip, bouncy acids and a very long, focused and very promising finish. Again, just a bit of patience will be handsome dividends with this excellent young wine."  John Gilman "View from the Cellar"

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Lafouge 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté

 "The 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté from Domaine Lafouge is half barrel-fermented and half fermented in stainless steel and the combination works beautifully in 2020, as the wine offers up scents of green apple, lime, stony minerality and a pretty topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and racy, with a good core, fine focus and grip and a long, zesty finish. These vines are sixty years of age, so this is one of the top Aligoté bottlings one will come across in the Côte de Beaune."  John Gilman "View from the Cellar"

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $114.99

Champagne

  • rosé sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $87.99

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Drey Moutier 1.5L

Whereas the Les Goulats is a more powerful and structured Coteaux, Les Drey Le Moutier is more overtly chalky and high-toned. The robe is an intense ruby. The nose (worth the price of admission) is spicy and red-fruited with notes of rose petal and cherry stone and though structured, the palate is a bit more juicy on the palate. Both of Coteaux Rouges are poised and elegant, though this is more silk to Goulats' (very pretty) velvet. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Les Goulats 1.5L

100% organically-farmed Pinot Noir. Les Goulats is a single parcel located in Chamery. The northeast-facing slope is comprised of sandy clays over limestone. For the Coteaux Rouge, the grapes are destemmed. The 2018  Coteaux Champenois Rouge Les Goulats is a most expressive Coteaux. Black-fruited, ripe, and a bit bosky on the nose. The palate shows black cherry and black berry seed fruit on a broad and structured palate. Impressive length and fine-grained tannins beneath fruit bode for excellent ageability. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $319.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $144.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $374.99

  • Organic

Magnien, Henri 2019 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

The northernmost edge of Gevrey, 'Champeaux' is high on the hill, and a jigsaw puzzle of terraces and different exposures. The rocky soils make for very precise and long-lived wines. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

Germany

Jakob Tennstedt 2018 Mosel Riesling Perlmutt

Though this is bottled under the name Perlmutt,this derives from the cool Taubenhaus parcel that has Tennstedt has subsequently given up as too much work even on this small scale. The 2018 has a yellow-golden robe (some skin contact, one presumes). The nose is redolent of bee pollen, bees wax, chamomile, spearmint, and bergamot. Decidedly dry and sinuous, with stone fruit and apple skin flavors underlain with salty and iron-like mineral structure and striking acidity for the vintage and a long incandescent finish. What is so surprising is the dynamism and energy here. There's an aliveness that's hard to describe, but it's compelling and beckons the next sip. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Koehler-Ruprecht 2017 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Ries Spatlese Trocken 'R'

Lemon curd, shells, minerality and a slight hint of coming maturity on the nose. On the palate there's delicious, barely emerging secondary character and racy, Chablis-like focused minerality

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic

Leitz 2019 Rheingau Rüdesheimer Roseneck Riesling Gr Gewach

The western section of the vineyard where this Riesling is sourced is incredibly rocky and one of the steepest sites in Germany. Grapes have been cultivated from this site since the year 1200 and the historical name "Katerloch," or “Devil’s Hole,” is the amphitheater portion of the mountain that appears as though it was carved out of the slope of the Rüdesheimer Berg.Wines sourced from this site are always the coolest and leanest of Leitz's GGs, with intense citrus acidity and minty qualities to balance the firm acidity. The vinification and aging in 1200L German oak casks extenuate the heavy quartzite soils, further enhancing minerality. Showing intense minty herbaceous notes with a faint whiff of petrol, the 2019 is crystaline and ethereal despite it's serious minerality.  A long, saline finish with gobs of citrus peel and green apple.  Although you could drink now, this will hold for well over a  decade so stock up! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

Leitz, Josef 2019 Rheingau Rüdesheimer Rosengarten Riesling GG

The Rosengarten site is located around the oldest castle complex in the Middle Rhine Valley. The  Riesling vines are on average 35 years old and the soil here is characterized by deep, calcareous loess. The nose offers up passion fruit and yellow citrus aromas joined by a fine petrol note accompanied by a cool quartzite minerality.  The palate reveals a refreshing acidity that  literally dances in the mouth with the creamy texture of the wood, followed by the intensely powerful, stony minerality. Not for the faint of heart, this Riesling will reward fattier food pairings such as tuna, swordfish, lobster, fowl, pork and veal dishes. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Leitz, Josef 2021 Rheingau QbA Trocken Riesling Eins Zwei Dry

 Medium-bodied and slightly saline, this is a clean, elegant and very pleasurable Riesling. Bright citrus notes such as vibrant tangerine, ruby grapefruit with juicy peach explode on the nose, whilst stony mineral notes tickle the palate. With a crisp finish, that leaves your taste buds wanting more, this wine is just asking to be drunk over and over again. The Eins Zwei Dry has really good concentration, which makes this wine age worthy... pretty remarkable for an entry-level wine!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Schaefer, Willi 2019 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #11 375ml

The 2019 Graacher Domprobst Auslese #11 is filigreed and racy for the pradikat, showing all the verve and brightness of the vintage. The nose shows a touch of sponti, but time in the glass reveals pretty aromas of pear skin, orange blossom, peach nectar, and cool mint leaves. There's a delicate honeyed sweetness that dances across the palate balanced by pitch-perfect acidity and waves of luscious stone fruit and citrus flavors with a subtle herbal undercurrent. Framing this is a zesty, mouthwatering stoniness leading to impeccable balance even at this young age. This is already lovely, but this will dazzle when mature in 8-10 years and for decades beyond. An emotionally gratifying wine! John McIlwain

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

Stein 2021 Mosel Rosé Trocken

Pale salmon robe. Fresh and luminous on the palate with wild strawberry, cranberry, shiso leaf on the nose. The lightweight palate (bantamweight?) offers bright hedge fruit and pomegranate flavors with an impossibly stony core. How can something so light carry some much mineral tang? Each sip is a geology lesson. This one is for all you rockers! Highly recommended from both a refreshment and  compelling minerality standpoint.  John McIlwain // Tech notes from VomBoden website: From steep slate soils; direct press and saignée; Pinot Noir with approximately 20% Cabernet and Merlot; élevage (aging) all stainless.

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $72.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Barale 2018 Barolo di Barolo

Called “Barolo di Barolo” because the fruit comes from vineyards in the town of Barolo, this is labeling that we’re seeing more of these days. The wine shows some of the best aspects of the good 2018s – lovely light weight, savory and easy drinking, with entrancing citrus, rose, and earthy notes. A wine more on the side of finesse than power, it’s nonetheless complete. It will drink very well now and for the next 10+ years. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Barale 2020 Barbera d'Alba Castle

As with the Barale Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, the Barbera could serve as a text-book example of the grape. The 2020 a fine balance between very ripe fruit and very fresh, mouthwatering acidity – deliciously lush, crisp, and mineral all at once, this really outperforms. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Barale 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo

Again the Barales achieve a fascinating balance of savory character and fruit, all in a medium-bodied wine that’s quite structured with ripe tannin, with very good length. Another classic. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Barale 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba Le Rose

A lovely light-mid weight Dolcetto, very fresh with good acidity and classically tannic, this combines bright red fruit and savory herbal notes; this will gain complexity with just a little more time in bottle. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $549.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $989.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $374.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $374.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $574.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $749.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $849.99

  • red off-dry sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2019 Barbera d'Alba

A beautiful black cherry in color. The nose is generous, with exceptional plummy fruit and a charge of dark minerals leading to a waft of tannic black tea and dried roses. The palate is savory, with cherry fruit, salinity and a crunchy earthiness. Structure is high acid with an engaging chew. Another great wine from Elio Sandri! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2019 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

A beautiful black cherry in color. The nose is generous, with exceptional plummy fruit and a charge of dark minerals leading to a waft of tannic black tea and dried roses. The palate is savory, with cherry fruit, salinity and a crunchy earthiness. Structure is high acid with an engaging chew. Another great wine from Elio Sandri! David Hatzopoulos

Offered today at a special low price!

Magnums usually cost more than double the price of a standard .750ml bottle; the glass bottle for a mag is considerably more expensive, and the bottling lines you will find at many small producers don't have the expensive equipment required to bottle (or label) mags, so the work is done by hand. Today's offer ignores the economics in favor of bringing you this festive format - and most delicious and festive wine - at a great price. Take another 10% off for any 12 bottles (1 mag = 2 bottles)!

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

Lecci e Brocchi 2018 Chianti Classico Ragonaia

The Ragonaia bottling from Lecci & Brocchi is 100% Sangiovese from vineyards 420 meters above sea level. Fruit harvested at the end of of September. Vinification in vertical open tonneaux with manual punch downs. Fermentation is natural. Malo happens in steel tanks before aging in barrique for 12 months. In the glass, the wine shows a lovely black cherry in color. On the nose, the wine is soft, with savory red plum, red flowers, and dark citrus peel. Flavors of ripe red cherry and minerally earth. Generous on the palate, showing medium acidity and fuller but woven tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Italy White

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

Bera 2020 Moscato d'Asti Canelli

100 % Muscat Petit Grains from a beautiful organic vineyard, fermented with wild yeasts, minimal SO2 is used. We sell this Moscato d'Asti because it's one of the best we've ever tasted – a wine with finesse and complexity; layers of apricot, peach, honey, balanced by clean lime-like acidity. Most of the competition is dull and insipid by comparison. The fact that this organic wine is made by some of the nicest people you can imagine has nothing to do with our selecting it for your delectation...

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bosco dei Cirmioli 2020 Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC

In the glass, the Bosco Pinot Grigio is a pale lemony straw in color. Some rounder aromas of melon and apple are cut by zingy citrus zest and grassy herbs. The palate is bright, with crisp orchard fruit and clean limestone. There is some roundness to the palate, but the structure is driven by the great acidity and zippy core. If you're ready for summer, then you're ready for a few bottles of this!

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $10.99

Casaretti 2020 Veneto Bianco Brol di Calmasino

This wine is mostly Garganega, plus 10% Cortese, from organically tended vines on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto There is a five day maceration on the skins before a soft pressing. Fermented naturally in 500L tonneau barrel. The wine is aged for eight months in tonneau and concrete with occasional battonage. Three more months in bottle before release. The color is a fresh lemon hue in the glass with flecks of silver. The nose is herbaceous and savory, showing cured citrus peel, lean apricot, and salinity. The palate is also especially salty, with incredible briskness, and the crisp flavor of orchard fruit and lemon. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

I Fabbri 2020 VDT Bianco Casole

A savory white from Tuscany, this Trebbiano and Malvasia blend is a clean lemon color in the glass. The nose has dried citrus peel, green herbs and chamomile, with a hint of spice and grassiness. Flavor-wise, the wine is warm, with apple and white pepper. There is a bitterness, like green tea, on the mid-palate before revealing a softness and richness on the finish. A substantial mouthfeel, this wine calls for heavily herbed roast chicken or pork, or even red meats.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Il Fortunato 2020 Prosecco (Organic, low SO2)

This is a rare item: Clean, crisp dry Prosecco, made from organic fruit, indigenous yeasts, very low SO2. This is a wine that will please everyone – your inner wine geek, and your (here please fill in the blank for your friend or relative who pays no attention to the details but will guzzle it down and ask for more). An amazing value! Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $27.99

Mongioia 2016 Moscato d'Asti Crivella

Crivella is made with fruit from Riccardo Bianco’s oldest vines, including some planted in the mid 1800s by Riccardo’s great-great-something grandfather; such old vines are extremely rare, and while they produce very little fruit, it’s impossible for Riccardo to even think about replacing them. At a tasting in the shop a customer said, “Like Sauternes with bubbles!” which was a lovely way to describe the wine and its rich and unctuous character. made lively with fizz, and crisp with balancing acidity. A great match with cheese or not-so-sweet desserts, like panetone, or fruit pies. While there’s no botrytis, Crivella is much more complex and detailed than all but the very best Sauternes. I’ve certainly never tasted anything like it — a stunning wine.  Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Montoni 2021 Sicilia IGT Grillo Timpa

From the eastern facing, sandy slopes of the Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC, Fuedo Montoni delivers a refreshing but complex wine. 30 year old vines, planted at 700 meters above sea level, and handled under certified organic methods. Fermentation happens in cement, and for a portion of that time, the juice is in contact with the grape skins. The wine then ages in cement, in contact with the lees, for 6 months. The result is a complex, but utterly fresh glass of white. The color is clean lemon. The nose offers aromas of golden apple, pear, apricot and white flowers. Flavors are of dried lemon, green herbs, lime zest, salt and white pepper. The skin maceration definitely gives the wine a touch of tannic stability, like banisters to the wine's highly angled, persistent acidity. Really enjoyable wine that wakes up the palate. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $11.99

Pranzegg 2020 Vino Bianco Tonsur

A beautiful hazy lemon in the glass. Savory oyster shell, intensely herbal and floral, with lemon pith and firm pear on the nose. Aromatically, it really opens up after a few hours, showing wonderfully floral citrus and lemon grass. The palate has bite - with a strong saline core, lemon zest, and snappy yellow apple. Like the nose, the flavors loosen up with time, with lovely soft stone fruit. Finishes with a light smokiness. High acid adds to the wine's edge, with a hint of tannin to help balance. A real tasty journey with this wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $15.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $18.99

Terraquilia 2018 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

A blend of Pignoletto, also known as Grechetto Gentile, and Trebbiano, from organically farmed grapes. Bottled after halting fermentation, allowing carbonation to develop within the bottle. It is not disgorged, and is cellar aged for 15 months before release. In the glass, the color is a silvery lemon. On the nose, there are rich floral aromas, ripe lemon fruit, and sliced apricots. Like the TerraQuilia reds, this sparkling white is a touch herbaceous, balancing a faint bitterness on the edge of zingy lemon fruit and dried stone fruit. The palate has a bright core, but a softness in surrounding texture, creating a very compelling mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, but full of character. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Kosher

  • white kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

Golan Heights Winery 2018 Golan Heights Yarden Chardonnay

This is a fresh, full-bodied Chardonnay aged in 40% new French oak for seven months. The fruit comes from high elevation vineyards at 3,900ft elevation in one coolest growing region of Israel, the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights Winery is the first in Israel to adopt the sustainable efforts of California's LODI Rules, and their Odem Vineyard is the first and largest organic vineyard in the country. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for passover, and not Meshuval.

  • white kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

Joseph Zakon Wines 2010 New York Kesser Concord Kosher

Made in the tradition of Manischewitz, this is a classic sweet, fruity red wine made from New York's finest Concord grapes! Easy-drinking, low alcohol, best served chilled as an aperitif.  It is OK certified, Kosher for Passover, and it is mevushal.

  • red sweet kosher
  • 2 in stock
  • $6.99

Loire

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2020 Vin de France Eonios (Sans Soufre)

(Arrives 7/15) The 2020 Bregeonnette "Eonios" is made with zero added SO2, from grapes grown on micaschiste terroir.  A living wine with freshness, character and beautiful energy. Open, expressive nose showing notes of apricot, citrus zest and subtle nutty/ almond aromas. Medium-bodied, with generous acidy that creates a nice tension with the round texture on the palate, with quince and dried fruit notes coming through on the lengthy finish. This needs some air to show its full potential, so decanting is recommended, or open a few hours before serving.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2018 Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

The Clos Sénéchal is a south-facing mid-slope vineyard, with soils of clay and limestone over the Turonian limestone bedrock, in organic and biodynamic farming since 1990. The vines are 35 to 50 years old, replaced slowly by massale selection. The grapes are hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates, there is a three-week alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts, no added SO2. Two year elevage in Grenier foudres with minimal SO2 added before bottling (approx 20mg/l). This is historically a wine that cries out for some time in the cellar. THAT SAID - the 2018 is very pretty and approachable, with red and black plum fruit at the core, with dried violets and cool savory mineral notes. There is still plenty of structure here that will allow for time in the cellar but unlike some of the Sénéchals of the past you can happily crack one now and have a delightful evening of drinking!

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chidaine 2021 Touraine Clos de la Grange

This incredible Loire Valley producer based in Montlouis sources grapes from several vineyards in Touraine to create this classic, easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc at an affordable price. Vinified and aged in stainless steel, this wine is described by the Chidaines: "Dry and fruity white wine with a limpid and brilliant color. Floral nose that gradually reveals a delicate citrus bouquet. The palate is balanced between a beautiful freshness and lovely ripe fruit. To be enjoyed now as an accompaniment to grilled fish, shellfish, shrimp and avocado salad, goat cheese or simply as an aperitif."  An excellent choice for fans of Sancerre, or those looking for a light, crisp, mineral-driven white.

  • white
  • 49 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Come Isambert 2015 Saumur-Champigny 'Cristal Clos(ed)'

The Clos Cristal is a historic estate in Saumur-Champigny, originally owned by a rather eccentric man named Antoine Cristal. A textile merchant by trade, he was an avid wine-lover and wanted to create a domaine in the Loire Valley to produce exceptional Cabernet Franc wines. The Clos was formed in the late 1890s, and is a true enclosed vineyard with limestone walls. Cristal even planned the walls to have holes so that the stalks of the vines grew on the north side and were then trained through the walls with the foliage on the warmer south side. Now owned by a large wine co-op, and boasting a very flashy new website, the previous winemakers were basically a motley crew of local hippies led by a skilled and humble vigneron named Côme Isambert, working with manager Eric Dubois. Francois Saint-Lo was involved with the winemaking as well... in fact it's hard to tell who exactly was running the show, but that was part of the appeal. In many ways a collective effort, the 2015 was the last vintage before the new owners took over. The style here is unmistakably "natural," but the clincher is that the fruit is from very old vines on classic limestone soils, and there's a bit of bottle age. For fans of fine Cabernet Franc more than it is for fans of "chillable reds" or "cool natty wines," if that makes any sense.  -EL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

Dauny 2021 Sancerre Les Caillottes

Domaine Dauny in Crézancy has been organic since 1964 - Nicole and Christian are the 12th generation at the estate!  The 2021 Sancerre "Caillottes" is made from vines on stony limestone soils giving a very fresh and lively Sancerre with zesty citrus fruits, notes of pear and lime-flower, and a very refreshing mineral -tinged finish. Great with shellfish, grilled fish or with some Crotin de Chavignol....

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Foreau (Clos Naudin) 2014 Vouvray Brut (arrives 9/15)

Grapes from the younger vines are used to make Champagne method sparkling wines (normally about 1/3 of the domain's production) with the NV Brut spending 3 years sur lie and the vintage Brut about 4 years. 2014 is an excellent vintage for Foreau's Vouvray Brut with the firm acidity and vibrant fruit typical of the vintage, and the 4 year sur lie aging gives this wine the ability to age beautifully for 15 to 20 years.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Forgues, Valerie 2020 Vin de France Icone (Pineau d'Aunis)

(Arrives 9/20) 70% Pineau d’Aunis/20% Cabernet Franc/10% Gamay. 2020 is the very first vintage of "Icône". Averaging 30 years old, the vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire. They are certified-organic and tended and harvested by hand. The bunches were destemmed and fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur in stainless steel and fiberglass tanks; the Pineau and Cabernet Franc were co-fermented, with the small bit of Gamay added after vinification to lighten up the blend. The wine was aged in vat and bottled without filtration and with minimal sulfur. The Icône shows a fairly dark red/black color with very pretty and surprisingly deep aromas of peppery, earthy berry fruits - typical of Pineau d'Aunis but with an extra layer of ripeness from the Cab Franc. On the palate there are firm juicy acids and velvety, chalky fruits as well, a nice melange of spicy cherry and berry fruits that is sapid and refreshing, with the juicy acidity lingering in the finish. Serve cool with just about anything...enjoy!

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Gilbert 2020 Menetou-Salon Blanc

 Philippe Gilbert makes beatiful wines in Menetou-Salon, which abuts Sancerre, including lovely rosé and red from Pinot Noir and superb Menetou-Salon blanc from Sauvignon Blanc, certified Biodynamic by Demeter. The living soils are evident in this  lovely wine, showing elegant aromas of pear, fig, citrus peel, lime flower, anise and stone. The palate is very mineral with firm chalky acidity unerlying pear, almond, citrus, stone and herbal flavors. The wine shows extra richness and complexity due to the 14 month sur-lie aging.  This is a great pairing with any mild fish preparation and goat cheeses and it's far superior to most Sancerres in this price range.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Gilbert, Philippe 2021 Menetou-Salon Rosé

Once again, Philippe Gilbert has produced an elegant and refreshing Pinot Noir rosé  from his vines in Menetou-Salon, in the commune of Morogues, in biodynamic farming since 2006. Very pale pink color. Subtle, lovely aromas of floral-tinged raspberry with citrus and peach. The palate is very light but with good concentration of pure berry fruits. The finish is long and elegant. This is really a superb rosé for those seeking subtlety and balance - highly recommended for year-round enjoyment!

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

Lambert, Patrick 2020 Chinon Rosé (9/21)

(Arrives 9/21) This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20-year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2020 shows lovely aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry, citrus and rose; the palate is silky and ripe with raspberry, cherry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture,  with juicy acids, berry flavors and saline minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now (August 2022) and through the winter. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended.(Note: Some bottles have naturally occuring tartrate crystals which disappear when chilled and have no effect on flavor)

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lamé Delisle Boucard 2005 Bourgueil Prestige 1.5 L

(Magnum) We enjoyed tasting older vintages of Lamé Delisle Boucard 25 years ago at the Salon des Vins de Loire, sometimes a bit funky but always interesting and quite complex on the palate in the style of Olga Raffault. Here's a review of the 2005 done in 2016  "...it has a great and very convincing presence of fruit on the palate, which remains bright, with a firm structure. And it feels quite elegant too. I get some dried black fruits here, as well as notes of black truffle, all quite savoury, with a dusting of tobacco leaf. A very good style overall. It feels like it might be starting to fade a little bit, although having tasted older vintages that may be a little pessimistic. While evolved, it certainly still has a very firm and upright frame, and perhaps this is enough to carry it forward another decade or two. Or three. Or four." 2016 the wine doctor

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

Mosse, Agnès & René et Fils 2021 Vin de France Bangarang Grolleau/Gamay

The 2021 Mosse "Bangarang" is 70% Grolleau and 30% Gamay - it's also 100% light and lovely showing a very bright red/garnet color and subtle aromas of raspberry, cherry, violet, citrus and earth. The palate is remarkaly refreshing with earthy berry fruits, mineral flavors and crisp acidity - serve very cool with any casual meal, just delicious!

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson Cru Communal

(Arrives 7/15)  Beginning in 2005, Domaine de la Pépière has produced this cuvée from a small parcel of 50 to 110 year-old vines within the Pepiere vineyard. Originally called "Granite de Clisson" after the unique bedrock in the vineyard, Marc has changed the name to "Clisson" to agree with the new INAO Cru Communal classification. The granite is covered with gravel and clay with large stones, ensuring good drainage and deep penetration by the roots into the fissures in the bedrock, bringing the mineral elements indispensable to this wine. This note from Gwénaëlle Croix of Pépière: "We bottled the 2019 Clisson in November of 2021, after two years aging on the lies, as we always do. It comes from a hot, sunny vintage, thus the alcohol percentage is relatively high at 13.5%, but one really doesn't sense it. The palate is full and framed in very firm acidity and citrus flavors, with a slight touch of smokiness (un petit côté fumé)." The Pépière Clisson is always one of the most elegant, silky and ethereal of all Muscadet - don't miss it!

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson Magnum

Arrives 7/15.  Beginning in 2005, Domaine de la Pépière has produced this cuvée from a small parcel of 50 to 110 year-old vines within the Pepiere vineyard. Originally called "Granite de Clisson" after the unique bedrock in the vineyard, Marc has changed the name to "Clisson" to agree with the new INAO Cru Communal classification. The granite is covered with gravel and clay with large stones, ensuring good drainage and deep penetration by the roots into the fissures in the bedrock, bringing the mineral elements indispensable to this wine. This note from Gwénaëlle Croix of Pépière: "We bottled the 2019 Clisson in November of 2021, after two years aging on the lies, as we always do. It comes from a hot, sunny vintage, thus the alcohol percentage is relatively high at 13.5%, but one really doesn't sense it. The palate is full and framed in very firm acidity and citrus flavors, with a slight touch of smokiness (un petit côté fumé)." The Pépière Clisson is always one of the most elegant, silky and ethereal of all Muscadet - don't miss it!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon 2019 Vouvray Sec

This is a terrific wine and a great value! The Pinon 2019 Vouvray Sec is from vines in organic farming on clay soils over Turonian limestone. The fermentation lasted for three months, with no added yeast or sugar, and was stopped by chilling the juice, followed by five months of aging in old barrels, on the lees. While 2019 was troubled by frost in spring and periods of drought and heat, in the end the vintage produced balanced whites in Vouvray with good acidity and moderate alcohol. The Pinon 2019 Sec is indeed dry at 8 g/L RS and 12.5% alc and shows aromas of citrus confit, almond, green tea, stone, anise and white fruits. The palate has vibrant acidity with saline mineral flavors, and good density, with green apple and lemon zest, finishing with firm acidity, citrus, apple and wet stone. Give this young wine some aeration (!) or a few years in the cellar then serve with shellfish and oysters, grilled fish, vegetable terrines, seafood choucroute, rillons and rillettes (you may have to go to Touraine for those..)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François & Julien 2017 Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé

François and Julien Pinon make some of the finest sparkling wines in the Loire Valley. The superb Brut Non-Dosé comes from 45 year-old Chenin Blanc vines on Turonien limestone with topsoils of clay with silex, from four parcels; Les Haut de Terne, Les Hauts de Mortiers, Chopet and Les Planches Favettes. The 2017 was hand-harvested at the beginning of October in three passes in order to select the best grapes, with two additional selections - on a "table de tri" and again before the press. Thus the best and ripest grapes are selected, enabling this cuvée with no addition of sugar, as in a Champagne Brut Nature.  (Two to three year elévage sur lies.) The robe is a pale greenish yellow hue. The nose offers an attractive mélange of stone fruit, green tea, pear skin, and flint on the nose.The palate is layered and lithe, with a fine bead, and soft mousse, featuring flavors of stone, orange oil, and quince, culminating in a sapid, mineral finish. This has fine balance and energy with compelling saltiness underlying the pretty fruit; in a word: superb! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sanzay, Antoine 2018 Saumur-Champigny Terres Rouges

 The 2018 Sanzay "Terres Rouges" is from 100% Cabernet Franc grown on clay and limestone terroir, with high iron content in the soil,  certified organic. 50% whole-cluster fermentation with wild yeasts, fermented in concrete for 12 days, aged in concrete for 18 months. The 2018 boasts a dark ruby, verging on purple, robe. The nose is perfumed with aromas of violets, crushed blackberry, black currants, and loam. The palate is concentrated and displays firm, ripe tannins with black juicy fruits peeking from behind. There's a bit of black pepper, mouthwatering acidity on the finish. This offers nice flair in a sterner fashion than the Poyeux, but this has an energy of its own that is quite appealing. Decant if drinking now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond for a more mature  experience. The poise here is excellent and the the energy coiled within is intriguing. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2020 Anjou Les 3 Poiriers (Chenin Blanc)

We love the wines of Benoit and Celine Blet at Les Terres Blanches in Oiron, grown on unique terroirs of limestone marls, quarts and sandstone. (In Anjou, but very near the border with Touraine, south-west of Chinon)  "Les Trois Poiriers" shows elegant aromas of pear, apple and minerals and a beautifully silky palate with white fruit, herbal, citrus, spice and stone flavors with excellent length. "Elegant" is the key word for this very unique and delicious wine, certainly one of the best values in Chenin Blanc you'll find anywhere. Drink over the next five years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2020 Vin de France Ancestral Brut

Les Terres Blanches Brut Ancestrale is 100% Chenin Blanc from low yielding vines in soils of sandy clay, quartz and limestone. The initial fermentation is in underground cement vats, without SO2, finishing at 22 - 23 gr/liter of sugar. The fermentation in bottle finishes quite dry and there is no dosage at disgorgement. This is  a wonderfully elegant and crystalline Pet Nat showing lovely subtle aromas of pear, peach and grapefruit, with beautiful chalky, stony acidity and terrific length. Just delicious!

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

Villemade, Hervé 2019 Cheverny Blanc "La Bodice"

(Arrrives 9/20) Hervé Villemade's extraordinary Cheverny Blanc "La Bodice" comes from a single vineyard of 40 year-old vines on sandy soils with silex on clay of Sologne, where the 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay reach maximum ripeness and expression. Yield is only about 10 hl/ha. The wine ages on the lees in old barrels for a year or more and is bottled with minimal SO2. The wine shows a pale bronze color and  notes of fresh and candied fruit (pear, quince, apple) with citrus confit, nuanced by angelica and fennel, with a dense, even almost "tannic" texture, and quite sapid, nourished by aging on the fine lees. The substance, elegance and length on the palate give this wine a real personality and a great aptitude for pairings with complex fish and white meat dishes or goat cheeses. 24 bottles available

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2020 Cheverny Blanc

(Arrives 9/20) Hervé Villemade's 2020 Cheverny Blanc is a lovely and versatile wine, a bit brighter and more refreshing than the previous two vintages, made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Chardonnay grown on flinty sand and clay soils. The wine shows pretty aromas of pear, green apple, citrus peel, almond and stone with hints of white flowers. The palate is vibrant and fresh  with good density, with white and yellow fruits,  ripe citrus, a bit of anise and herbal flavors and is nicely balanced with firm acidity. This is a delicious and refreshing everyday white that will accompany most seafood dishes, chicken, white meats and goat cheeses. Very low SO2.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Hervé 2020 Cheverny Les Ardilles

(Arrrives 9/20)  Our friend Hervé Villemade made another gorgeous "Les Ardilles" in 2020. Made from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay grown on sandy  clay with silex over limestone in Cheverny with yields of about 25 hl/ha. There was a 20-day maceration with light extraction followed by aging in  old barrels and amphora, with no added SO2 during vinificaton. The wine is particularly  elegant and intriquing in the excellent 2020 vintage. The nose is a bit closed, with deep, brambly black cherry/black raspberry fruit with earth and minerals, adding notes of citrus peel, spice and licorice with air. The palate  elegant, light and fresh, with sapid black cherry and raspberry, chalky and bright with velvety tannins and firm acidity. The finish is clean, elegant and long with beautiful sapid, ripe black fruits, minerals and citrus. Just a great natural wine, only 10mg/l SO2. Decant if drinking now, best 2023 - 2030

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2020 Vin de France Gamay

(Arrives 9/20) 100% Gamay from Hervé Villemade is as delicious as it should be. Alluring aromas of plum, violets, and spice invite you to take a sip and then another, and another. The 2020 is a bit ripe and lush on the palate, there is a satisfying crunchy texture and beautiful chalky minerality that adds dimension to the brambly fruits, sweet tobacco, and brown spice. Serve with a slight chill and remember to share!

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villemade, Herve 2021 Cheverny Rouge

(Arrives 9/20) (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Gamay grown on sandy clay and flint soils over limestone in Cellettes, Chitenay and Fougères sur Bièvre, AOC Cheverny; 15-day whole cluster fermentation, aged in old barrels) 2021 is another excellent vintage for this light and lovely Cheverny Rouge from Hervé Villemade: ; an old-fashioned light-bodied red at 11.5% alcohol with a pale red color and very pretty aromas of cherry, ripe raspberry, violet, earth and blood orange with rose and white pepper; tart cherry and chalky raspberry/strawberry fruit on the palate, light but chalky,  sappy and long with earthy citrus and berry fruits in the refreshing finish. This is a delightfully natural thirst-quenching red - serve cool with any chicken or pork dish, charcuterie and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $61.99

Misc. Europe

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

Nerantzi 2021 Macedonia (Greece) Assyrtiko

 The Mitropoulou family planted Assyrtiko in a valley in Central Macedonia more than a decade ago and winemaker Evanthia Mitropoulou finds that it thrives in the rich loam soils; she credits the limestone that lies underneath for giving the wine its mineral flavors.  The vineyards at nearly 1000 feet, are an ideal alternative to the volcanic pomice and ash that make up Santorini. Farmed organically, the vines produced a small, concentrated crop in 2021, which she vinified in stainless steel, with minimal sulfur. The result is zesty and invigorating, perfect for warmer weather. The nose is redolent of citrus, white flowers and chalky stones while the palate exudes flavors of lime, white peach, green apple underscored by bright acisity and crunchy salinity. The finish goes on for miles with a savory minerality that is positively lip smacking. For lovers of Muscadet, Albarino, Chablis and platters of briny oysters! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 47 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. France

Belluard NV Les Perles du Mon Blanc

Les Perles du Mont Blanc is made from biodynamically farmed Gringet and spends two years on the lees before disgorgement. Fermentation for the base wine is done with indigenous yeast; the second with Champagne yeast and there is no dosage added, making for an exquisitely dry wine with fascinating complexity. The palate is decadent, with creamy flavors of pear, wildflower honey, nutmeg and bright lemon curd. The invigorating acidity makes this a versatile, food-friendly wine to pair with roasted chicken, oysters, charcuterie, or cheese.  - AB

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

  • Organic

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Grains des Copains

Formerly called Costat Darrèr, "Les Grains des Copains" is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar with remarkable elegance In 2019 this wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown by his neighbors (Pedeflus, Lacazette and Vignau) - they have another job and are tending their small plots for pleasure.  The goal of this wine is to offer a delicious, refreshing moelleux in the way it was done last century at a fantastic price for value. Hand-harvested, picking was done of the ripe, dried grapes (no botrytis)  from Oct 25 to Nov 10, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Manseng. Vinification and aging, partly sur-lie, happens in small barrels and foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. "Les Grains des Copains" is a delicious candy, a pure gourmandise with a little more concentration than usual. If you like orange marmalade, membrillo paste, cinnamon and lily of the valley, you will love this nose. Once again, the sweetness seems swallowed by the acidity, leaving the palate fresh and ready for another glass. Enjoy it today or keep it 5 years. A pan-sautéed foie gras with apple-cider reduction, a passion fruit panna cotta or a mild blue-cheese would make some great pairing. 100% Petit Manseng, 60 g RS. PL/DL

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc Clos des Escounils

A blend of all the Grenaches - Blanc, Gris and Noir, from vines over 100 years old, planted in a combination of limestone and sandstone. Drect pressed and aged in old foudres for two years.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc La Truffiere Blanc

80-year old Carignan Gris, planted in black schist and marl over limestone. Aged two years in small older barrels.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Ilarria 2020 Irouléguy Rouge

In the French Basque hills, enveloped by Spain, Peio Espil tends his family’s estate with impressive care. Peio, after careers in both Sauternes and Jurancon, returned to Irouleguy to work sustainably, and received complete organic certification in 2008. Here he strictly adheres to a Fukuoka-inspired way of organic farming, with biodiversity in the vineyards and no plowing, with the overall health of the soil being his number one concern. The 2020 Rouge is  approximately 55% Tannat, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc and it's another sensational vintage for this unique wine. Deep black/red color with bright rim; elegant aromas of red currant, cassis and blackberry with rose petal and earth, really lovely. A bit leaner than the 2019, the wine is intense and well structured with firm acidity beneath sapid berry fruits that coat the palate. There is a lovely balance between intensity  of fruit and refreshing acidity and while there are firm tannins the wine remains elegant, supple and immensely enjoyable to drink now, with a beautiful combination of soil, fruit and bright acidity in the finish. Serve a bit cool with grilled lamb, hangar steak or a tagine of vegetables, enjoy until 2035.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rosé

We've always loved Eric's rather full-bodied rosé, made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, but this year he decided to make a lighter, fresher wine from Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir and it's really delicious! it shows a pretty, pale pink color with subtle aromas of rose and raspberry. The palate is fresh, light and round with lovely red and yellow fruit flavors, quite crisp and long. This is a complex, refreshing and delicious rosé and a sensational value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $8.49

Pajot, Domaine de 2021 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

This is a beloved staple at Chambers Street! Domaine de Pajot is located in Southwest France overlooking the capital of Armagnac, a region more well known for their brandy than table wines. The entire estate is certified organic, grown over rolling hills of mostly sand and fine silt soils, vines interspersed with hazelnut trees. 'Les Quatre Cépages' is a blend of 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Colombard, 20% Ugni-Blanc, 10% Gros-Manseng . Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is dry, crisp, and well balanced. Pajot is our go-to pick for your event, pleasing everyone at a moderate price, or for enjoying at home as an aperitif or with fish and chicken dishes.

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Sulauze 2021 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé MAG

** 1.5L Magnum Bottle **  Domaine de Sulauze was purchased by an ambitious wife and husband team who converted all of the farming first to organic and then to biodynamics, and endeavor to use as little sulfur as possible while maintaining clean, classic wines. The name of the Domaine comes from the flaky limestone soil, aka Lauze, of their vineyards which give the vines excellent drainage. This year's rosé is approximately 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Vermentino, 15% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre. Upon opening this wine is lean and racy with notes of crunchy green strawberry, watermelon, and ranier cherries, really showing the Vermentino, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, peach and a bit of salty minerality, with a nice kick of firm acidity in the finish, making it a great acccompaniment to light summer meals. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2017 IGP Maures Brut Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature

(Arrives July 9) The Domaine Turenne Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature is made from Rolle (aka Vermentino) and Cinsault, aged 18 months on the lees and bottled unfiltered. The wine shows fine bubbles and a creamy texture with flavors of pear, apricot and citrus. Serve this refreshing Provençal "bulles" as an aperitif or with fish, white meats and fruit desserts.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Misc. Italy

Ar.Pe.Pe 2015 Valtelina Superiore Grumello Rocca di Piro

So here we have an interesting challenge: a relatively young wine that demands to be decanted. Ar.Pe.Pe. does not fine or filter, but currently there is no sediment; this is a classic bottle of Alpine Nebbiolo, and it completely transforms with time to breathe – say, for at least 6 hours. To test this, we opened (but did not decant) two bottles on successive days, and both followed the same development. Initially somewhat subdued, with not entirely promising aromas dominated by stewed prunes, we put the bottle(s) aside, and checked-in every few hours as the wine gradually opened-up. By hour 5 the wine had convincingly come alive, showing bright raspberry and tart dried cherry with savory mountain herbs and stone, and lots of ferrous character, with fine tannins and good length. The wine held up amazingly well – after being open for 4 days bottle # 1 is showing very well this morning!  This will be a very useful bottle as (sigh) summer winds-down and the weather cools off.  Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

Bussoletti 2020 Ciliegiolo di Narni "0535"

Bussoletti’s Ciliegiolo di Narni “0535” is a fresh, easygoing red wine from central Umbria and shows exactly why I have fallen in love with the grape. Produced from a four hectare plot of younger vines planted facing north to encourage elegance over ripeness, the wine is fermented with ambient yeast in steel tank and bottled after resting for six months. The nose is rich with fresh red cherries and rose floral notes with delicate tones of black pepper. Juicy on the palate with restrained acidity and very little tannin, it shows more strawberry and raspberry fruit. This is a wine that can lift through richer foods: try it as a foil to creamy or cheesy pasta dishes, as a pairing for charcuterie, or enjoy it on its own. The lion on the label is a reference to C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia which were inspired by images of the medieval castle in Narni (also pictured).

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Casaretti 2020 Bardolino Classico Olte Longhe

80% Corvina and 20% Rondinella planted to Morainic soils on the eastern shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto. 10 maceration before natural fermentation. Aged for a year in 20 hl barrels of used oak. Six months of bottle aging before release. In the glass, the wine is a black cherry in color. On the nose, the wine is savory, with hints of spice and flowers, like a lovely potpourri. On the tongue, there is great fruit, with zippy cassis and red citrus, balanced by fresh black pepper. Structure here is rich, with fine-grained and plush tannic form and exceptional acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Casaretti 2021 Bardolino Classico Rosa dei Casaretti

This lovely rosato is 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara, from organically tended vines on the shore of Lake Garda in the Veneto. Soils are rocky with clay. 12-36 hour maceration before natural fermentation. Aged in stainless steel. In the glass, the color is a cool pink. The nose is ripe with cherry fruit and accented with fresh herbal notes. On the palate, there is a zing of raspberry and a clean mineral drive. The palate has high acidity and a great textural swish. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Feudo di Mezzo Porcaria

PA = Feudo di Mezzo – Porcaria. 60 year-old vines, 640 meters above sea level - from the higher part of Feudo di Mezzo. Frank writes "A challenging location in order to achieve perfection in maturation. It has the power as well as refined elegance... A complete wine."  2000 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $474.99

Il Fortunato 2017 Rosato Vino Spumante Extra Dry (Organic, low SO2)

Il Fortunato aced it with their Rosato Spumante; another lively sparkler produced from organic vineyards with only a minimal addition of sulfur. The nose is playful with a mix of bright berry fruits and fresh red cherries cut by tart apple skins. On the palate, a delicate mousse lifts the wine showing some weight, great acidity, and just touch of ripeness. Absolutely lovely! Pair with charcuterie, simple pasta, or simply drink on its own. Perfect for your Big Event this spring or summer..!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $31.99

La Visciola 2017 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vicinale

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. The nose carries hallmark flavors of tart and brambly red fruit with herbal tones of bay spice and pepper plant.  The palate is quite light with whispery tannins, and tart, fresh acidity carrying plenty of red raspberry and cherry fruit with a slight menthol tone leading into a dry finish.  As with all Cesanese wines, we can't imagine enjoying this without food: give it a shot with margherita pizza, red sauce pastas, charcuterie, semi-firm cheese, or of course with pasta carbonara for a truly classic pairing. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

La Visciola 2017 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vignali

The 2017 Vignali from La Visciola has a deep red core, with earthy red edges. Freshly picked cherries and strawberries, red plum, dark flowers, loamy earth, and a hint of smoke and aromatic herbs combine on the wine's pronounced nose. The palate has a distinct flavor of roasted coffee, along with a depth of cherry and plum. A beautiful wine that doesn't lack strength, high in acidity with medium tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Marra, Francesco 2017 Rosso Salento Negroamaro

2017 was a much riper vintage than 2016, and this wine shows it. Francesco added a tiny bit of sulfur just at bottling. The nose opens with notes of plum, a hint of prune, dark forest fruit, stewed raspberry and blackberry, dried cherry, grape jam (a high quality one), baking spice, nutmeg, and a hint of forest undergrowth. The palate is juicy, still with a lot of energy and acidity to retain balance. Though lacking some of the subtlety and fascination of the 2016 vintage at the moment, it may be best to hold for a year or two, as I feel this will be a wonderful wine with some time to settle. That being said, there is no harm in opening it now, and indeed at a recent tasting some folks preferred the more forward aspects of the 2017. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

Monterosso 2017 Etna Rosso Sisma

The Sisma by Monterosso is structured, with bright acidity. The 2017 vintage was hot compared to the 2016. Earthy aromas of smoke, iron, and crushed black stones mix with dark cherry and cassis on the nose. On the palate, the flavors are framed by ripe, firm tannins, with bursts of earthy red plum and blackberry/raspberry fruit. This is an assertive Nerello Mascalese, especially in contrast with the gentler character of the 2016. A few years in the cellar should allow the flavors and structure to integrate. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

  • 1 in stock
  • $11.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $11.99

Pianogrillo 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Curva Minore

The rules for making Cerasuolo di Vittoria call for a blend of Nero d’Avola (50-70%) and Frappato (30-50%); in practice this means a fair range of style depending on the proportion of the richer Nero d’Avola to the more airy Frappato. The house blend at each producer isn’t necessarily fixed – at Pianogrillo allowance is made for what the growing season provides, but the target there is 50% Nero d’Avola to 50% Frappato. My benchmark Cerasuolo di Vittoria comes from COS; the Pianogrillo is one of very few I’ve tasted of similar quality. It’s aged in large, 25HL barrels of Slavonian oak (and some 500L barrels of Etna chestnut), which may account for the slightly more muscular results (v. COS’ amphora aging). Even so, the Pianogrillo Cerasuolo is light-to-medium body with a lot of depth and rustic charm, with fresh black cherry and pomegranate fruit, good lift and energy. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2014 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

From 15 year old vines planted in both guyot and pergola training systems, Pranzegg's Lagrien is fermented with submerged cap for 4 weeks. Dense purple in color. Earth, anise, and cocoa on the nose, with dark roses and rhubarb. The palate is earth driven, with tense minerality. Dried cherry, with mint and black tea. High toned, with bright acidity and very chewy tannin. Incredibly engaging, a wine the develops many layers while staying staying bright and very accessible. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2016 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

100% Lagrein. Rich and plummy in color. Liqour-like cherry on the nose, with heady birch, black pepper, and raw almonds. Raspberry and cherry on the palate - mineral drive and salty, mineral center. A great wine, with high acidity and grippy, engaging tannin. An incredible expression of this very Alpine grape! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Biodynamic

Pranzegg 2017 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

100% Lagrein from Alto-Adige. A barely translucent purple in the glass. The nose is dark and brooding, with mellow tones of black plum, blackberry, fennel sead, and garden soil. Becomes floral with time, and then a little ripe peach apepars. The palate has great nervy fruit, with lapping flavors of black cherry and gravelly minerality. Structure washes over the tongue, with lush tannin and bright acidity. New to Lagrein? Definitely start here. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2017 Mitterberg Schiava / Vernatsch Campill

Light red cherry color. Nose is ripe and fruit foward, with raspberry, black cherry, and a fresh herbal aroma. A clean smell of orange peel appears after a moment open. On the palate, firm flavors of red berries and dark stones hit the tongue. The finish is enhanced by a spark of salinity. A mineral tingle brightens a structure of semi-chewy tannin and high acid. Great mouthfeel, wonderful length, and full of flavor! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2020 Rosso Frizzante Miau!

Biodynamically farmed Schiava from one of our favorite estates in Alto Adige. Great color - clear but juicy ruby. The nose is full of fruit with crisp red apple, white  flowers, snappy green stems, and pine needles. Flavors of red citrus, apple skin, crushed dark minerals, watermelon rind, and tangy cherry. Great blanket of firm bubbles excite the tongue and there is a tannic touch on the gums. High acid carries the wine's clean fruit. Sunday afternoon drinking? Here's a perfect choice! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic

Pranzegg 2020 Vino Rosso Leggero

The Vino Rosso Leggero is made from mostly Schiava with a little bit of Lagrein (and a dash of other red grapes). Color is a bright red cherry. On the nose smells of fresh cranberries and raspberries. A lovely softness rounds out the wines aromatic display, with violets and swaths of green grass. The palate is zesty, with plum skin, tart red berries, pomegranate seeds, and a dark, stony minerality. On the finish, a hint of savory spice falls on the tongue. High acid, hint of tannin - give this wine a chill and be rewarded. Drink one of these and you'll be back for more! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $48.99

Savino - I Fenicotteri 2015 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Nero Sichili

Vittorio Savino, owner of Fenicotteri, joined Foti’s small association of producers called i Vigneri (some of whose wines from Mt. Etna we always have on our shelves). I Vigneri offers unparalleled expertise in every aspect of viticulture and production (including the services of Ciccio, the group’s mule). Foti’s work at Gulfi, and his knowledge derived from the vines in Pachino must have been very valuable when trying to restore a vineyard that’s virtually on the shore of the lagoon. The farming is impeccable (only copper and sulfur and sheep manure are used on the bush-trained vines) but it’s the location that brings an incredibly compelling mineral and saline lift to the wine. Called Fenicotteri (flamingo, in Italian) after the migratory flamingoes who visit the lagoon next to the vineyard. JW Firmly medium-bodied, the 2015 shows beautiful notes of black cherry, blackberries, black currant, raspberry jam, a hint of leather, cut hay, cocoa, coffee grinds, with hints of black pepper and a black olive brininess. Well integrated and soft, but quite present tannins and medium acidity. Wonderful complexity which just keeps unfolding the longer the wine is open. There is a certain plushness, without anything extravagant. This wine is very compelling all the way through the bottle. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $29.99

Tecce, Luigi 2013 Taurasi Riserva Puro Sangue

In the words of our friend Ernest from PortoVino: "It’s the mediaeval elixir that the monks saved in the monasteries when Rome was burning." 2013 was the first vintage that Luigi Tecce has released of this wine, a small parcel of ancient Aglianico clones planted in 2000 using the cordone speronato trellising system. The yields here are about half of Tecce's other vineyards, and the wine carries a depth and density that justifies its name. There is beautiful intensity on both the nose and palate, with heady aromas of macerated black cherry, blueberry, and fig, with a smoky mineral/volcanic underbelly and a touch of balsamic. The 2013 is starting to show some slight notes of development, but its still clearly a baby, and will be rewarded with decades in the cellar. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $87.99

Portugal Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Portugal Table

Herdade do Portocarro 2019 Peninsula de Setubal 'Autocarro No. 27'

From the peninsula of Setubal, south of Lisbon, this is a lovely, medium-full bodied red. Organic and Biodynamic in the vineyard. The blend is Aragonez and Touriga Nacional, with a touch of Carbernet Sauvignon.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jackpot (Ramilo e filho) 2020 Vinho Regional Lisboa

 This is our favorite value red in the store. A medium-full bodied red, with nice blackberry fruit and smooth tannins. A blend of Aragones (Tempranillo) and Castelao, wild yeast fermentation, and farmed sustainably.

  • red
  • 53 in stock
  • $9.99

Lés-a-lés 2018 DOC Bucelas Arinto de Pedra e Cal

From the only all white D.O. in Portugal, this is an excellent Arinto, showcasing the textured, waxy side of the varietal. Though many Arinto bottlings from Portugal are known for their saltiness and fresh acidity, this is certainly an exception. Here is Arinto that reminds of Chenin Blanc, with a petroly Riesling-like side.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Quinta da Mariposa 2018 Dao Vinho Tinto

Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s Tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs. JDC

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $14.99

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Bairrada Reserva

Sidónio de Sousa's Reserva Tinto is a savory, medium to full-bodied expression of Baga, from clay-limestone soils in the Ancas-Bairrada. Pressing and fermentation happens in traditional small cement lagars, with aging for a year in large 4000L barrels, and a further two years in bottle before release. Pepper, black currant, oregano, and fresh earth abound. For a wine under $20, this traditional Baga over-delivers, providing the leather and cedar notes of a fine Bordeaux mixed with the finesse of Nebbiolo. Perhaps an old fashioned wine in style, this is no fault! A great value.  -EL

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

Sol Real 2021 Vinho Verde

Bright and citrusy, with fantastic natural acidity and just a hint of bubbles. Fruit-forward with green apple and grapefruit
aromas. Produced with Arinto, Trajadura & Loureiro grape varieties (typical of the vinho verde region) and at 9.5%
alcohol, this sustainably-farmed wine is fun in a bottle!

  • white
  • 56 in stock
  • $8.99

Rhone

Amphores 2020 Condrieu "La Côte"

The Domaine des Amphores Condriueu is 100% massale-selection Viognier from 0.5 hectare on poor granite-based soils at 250 metres on La Côte at Chavanay. The 2020 La Côte has a pale yellow gold robe. The nose offers and intriguing mélange of toasted nuts, salted pineapple, chestnut honey and a hint of spice. The palate shades savory with a granitic spine and roasted peach, and green almond flavors on a sleek (for Condrieu) palate. There’s a pleasing phenolic, stony bitterness closing out the finish. This is a less exotic and exuberant expression, but perfect for the table—think skate with brown butter or roasted chicken with fricasséed morels, rather than drunk as an apéro. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Amphores 2020 IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes Viognier 'Les Iris'

(Arrives 9/21) We love Condrieu, but Viognier from other regions can often be cloying and uninteresting. This example from the Grenier family in Chavanay, however, is elegant and outstanding. It comes from Viognier vines just south of the Condrieu AOC, always tended organically, certified since 2002, and Biodynamic since 2016. The nose shows typical aromas of white flowers and tree fruit underscored by a bracing pineniness and toasty notes. The palate is juicy with notes of pear , green melon and bitter rind uplifted by bright acidity and a long, dry finish. An excellent food wine to be paired with white meats and fish, creamy cheese, grilled vegetables and composed salads. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Barou 2021 Saint-Joseph Blanc "Le Sud"

(Arrives Wed 9/21) The beautiful 2021 Barou Saint-Joseph Blanc is 50 % Marsanne, 50% Roussanne grown on decomposed granite soils at the top of the slope in Charnas (Saint-Joseph), overlooking the Rhone. There is a "macération pelliculaire" of 10 to 12 hours followed by fermentation in barrique at low temperature. The wine ages for 9 months in barriques, 10% new. The wine shows a bright golden color and pretty floral aromas with peach, pear, hazelnut and honey. The palate is round and supple but with nice brightness in 2021 with peach, almond and mineral notes and a long ripe smoothly textured finish. Serve with asparagus, seared scallops, trout, white meats and Asian foods.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

Bonnefond 2018 Côte-Rôtie Rochain

The 2018 Bonnefond "Les Rochains" is 100% Syrah (oldest 1955) from full south facing 1 hectare on schist, mica schist soils on Les Rochains. the wine shows "dark red. The bouquet is firm, airs of tart, baked bread, red cherry, herbal notes. It will round out and offer potentially large aromas, deep raspberry in the mix. The palate holds well entrenched content, has a beating heart, is solid, grounded with touches of mineral towards the finish. It sustains well, is nourishing, extended, a little scaled. It’s very complete, carries Pinot hints." (drinkrhone.com) Delicious as a young wine, this can be cellared for another 20 years.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $74.99

Clos du Joncuas 2016 Gigondas

80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. The 2016 is another beautiful Gigondas from the Clos du Joncuas, perhaps with less fat and density than the 2015 but quite elegant and more Burgundian in style. The aromas sing of black cherry liqueur, licorice, black olive and garrigue; the palate is dense and focused with blackberry, cherry, black olive, bitter chocolate and earth with nice sappy length with firm acidity. Drinking well now, decant if possible, or hold for five years, then drink until about 2035.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Séguret La Garancière Rouge

70% Grenache with Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, grown in sandy soils near Gigondas, always farmed organically, hand harvested, whole-cluster wild yeast fermentation, aged in cement vat, un-fined, unfiltered. The 2019 shows a bright garnet/black color with aromas of plum and violet that segue into tart cherry and raspberry. The palate shows nice density of lovely cherry and berry fruits that are bright and lively but nicely ripe and concentrated as well. Serve cool with grilled foods this fall and winter or with a pork stew or Morrocan tagine. Delicious now but will benefit from 3 - 5 years of cellaring.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Vacqueyras La Font de Papier

From 80% Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre, grown on gravelly limestone terraces, always farmed organically, whole-cluster fermention and aged in concrete vats. A fabulous wine from the Southern Rhone, the 2019 La Font de Papier Vacqueyras from Clos du Joncuas displays a fine equilibrium between black fruits, tapenade, and a pungent saline soil signature. The robe straddles the border between dark ruby and purple. The nose is a bit backwards on opening, but time in the glass reveals aromas of plum skin, cassis, game, garrigue, and forest floor. The palate is warm, concentrated, and structured with black fruits, olive, and faint licorice flavors giving way to a salty core and ripe, if somewhat tannic frame. This displays good energy and freshness with fine balance and drive. Very good with pan-roasted loin of lamb and white beans, though this isn’t so structured that a grilled tuna steak with tapenade would suffer for the pairing. Delicious, though a couple of years on its side will surely be rewarded. I’ve learned that a few bottles of southern Rhône reds in the wine fridge are an investment in drinking pleasure. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2020 Gigondas

Clos du Joncuas, founded in 1920 by Pierre Auguste Chastan, has always farmed with natural methods and has been officially organic since 1980. Currently run by sisters Dany and Carole Chastan, the estate's Gigondas vines are on slopes below the Dentelles de Montmirail on soils of clay with dolomite and gypsum over the limestone of the Dentelles and average 40 to 90 years old. 80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. The 2020 Gigondas is a bit lighter and brighter than the 2019 at Clos du Joncuas with high-toned black fruit, mineral, spice and licorice aromas. The palate is elegant and fresh showing deep supple black fruits with hints of graphite, garrigue and brown spice. A few days after opening, the wine has deepened impressively with pure blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice aromas, great density on the palate with black fruit liqueur, red currant, earth and anise. A beautiful wine! Drink this over the next 10 to 15 years, it will give elegant early drinking, served a bit cool. David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos du Joncuas 2021 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Séguret Blanc

(50% Clairette, with Roussanne and Marsanne, always organically farmed, wild yeast fermentation, aged in enamel vat.) This unique Rhone white shows subtle aromas of dried pear, peach, citrus and stone. The palate is dense and well-structured with flavors of citrus peel, white fruits, stone, hay and almond, a hint of anise. This has nice brightness, is not as heavy as the previous few vintages. This will accompany a bouillabaisse, full-flavored fish dishes, squid, octopus, roast chicken with herbs, full-flavored cheeses and patés. With aeration the wine becomes more aromatic,  really lovely! This is a fabulous value and highly recommended...

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2021 Gigondas Rosé

This is a beautiful Gigondas Rosé from our organic friends at Clos du Joncuas. Pretty bright pink color, aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, blood orange, peach skin and rose. Full palate with creamy red fruits and firm acidity. Long finish with tart cherry, peach, earth and citrusy acids. A bit lighter and better balanced than the 2019 and 2020, and very young -  it should open up nicely over the next two years. It's delicious now though, and very food-friendly – serve with grilled fish and white meats, salade nicoise, vegetarian dishes and Provençal foods. A great rosé to enjoy all year-round!

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $169.99

South America

Bodega Chacra 2020 Patagonia Rio Negro Chardonnay

Jean-Marc Roulot brings his incredible experience in Burgundy to the southern hemisphere with this stunning collaboration with Piero Incisa della Rocchetta at Bodega Chacra. The Chardonnay for the Chacra bottling comes from 40 year-old vines grown on river stones covered with crushed white calcareous rock and this wine is the perfect medium for displaying the unique terroir of Rio Negro. The grapes are picked in the early morning and pressed immediately into vertical steel tanks and aged in a combination of 20% concrete eggs, 15% stainless steel tanks and 20% used French oak barrels for ten months. This bottle is immediately transporting with the scent of the wax seal made from the beeswax of the hives situated throughout the vineyard. Upon opening the nose is subtle, but with time and air, blossoms with notes of fresh chamomile and honeysuckle, white peach skin, crème fraîche, and wet stone. The palate highlights minerality and vibrancy; clean, fresh, powdery texture invoking the calcareous soil, with plenty of refreshing acidity tempered by the partial oak aging. -Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Durigutti 2019 Mendoza Malbec

A family affair with two brothers at the helm creating classic examples of Mendoza's most famous grape varieties. This Malbec bottling is made from organically farmed grapes from La Consulta, Luján de Cujo, and  Medrano. The grapes are fermented with three daily pumpovers to build color and extraction, and then aged for 10 months in American oak to soften the texture before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $15.99

Spain Fortified

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $169.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white flor fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • $10.99

Spain Table

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

Bodegas Akutain 2015 Rioja Reserva

Jon Peñagarikano Akutain, the second-generation owner of Bodegas Akutain, is making some of our favorite, classicly styled Riojas. Everything at the esate is traditional: hand-harvesting from six hectares of estate vineyards, fermentation with natural yeasts and without temperature control, and aging (with racking) in used American oak barrels. The 2015 Reserva is almost entirely Tempranillo from higher altitude plots in Rioja Alta, aged for two years and ten months in neutral (mainly American) oak barrels. The nose shows classic Rioja character: cherry, dried tobacco, and earth with just a hint of that herbal, dill-like note that signals the use of American oak barrels. This offers tons of pleasure right now, and could certainly be held for the next 10 to 15 years

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Bodegas Akutain 2018 Rioja Crianza

Akutain is an estate that we have fallen in love with here at Chambers Street. The Reserva and Gran Reserva were revelations for us, and this Crianza is the perfect prelude, truly resembling a Reserva in style. Mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha, indigenous yeast fermentation, and aging for 1 year and 9 months in old oak and 1 year in bottle.  Leathery tannins, elegant, earthy tones, all around a total winner, and sure to be your new favorite Rioja, especially at this price point. -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bodegas Cota 45 2017 Ube de Uberrima Maina

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

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $12.99

Casa Balaguer 2021 Alicante Tragolargo (Moscatel/Malvasia)

Organically (with some biodynamic practices) farmed grapes grapes from 2 plots over sandy saline soils. 70% Moscatel de Alexandria (Salinas de la Mata Natural Park in Torrevieja) and 30% Malvasia (Puerto de la Harina Estate). Manually harvested in July/August, table selection, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel with 30-days skin contact. Aged on the lees for several months after harvest in the same tanks, before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and zero SO2.

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Castellroig NV Penedès Corpinnat Brut Reserva

Castellroig is one of the finest values in sparkling wine and a great example of the wines of Corpinnat: it is farmed organically, harvested by hand, aged at least 18 months on the lees, and fermented with native yeasts. Marcel Sabate and his team have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every minute shift in terroir on their estate; this fanatical approach to quality shows in the bottle. The focus of this cuvée is Xarel-lo, a favorite among the grapes of the Penedès for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife 'La Santa' Tinto

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

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Palo Blanco 1.5L

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

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

Envinate 2021 Almansa Albahra Chingao

This is a special expression of 100% Garnacha Tintorera on limestone rich soils, from a young vineyard planted at around 800m elevation. In 2021, a small percentage of the grapes were destemmed, with whole clusters being used for the majority (80%). Fermentation is in open top concrete tanks, with little extraction (only occasional gentle pumpover), and agin is in concrete for 8 months. As with all "Chingao" wines from Envinate, no SO2 is used during fermenation, aging, or at bottling. This is a deeper and darker wine than the 'regular' Albahra, mainly due to it being 100% Garnacha Tintorera. There is also a bit more subtle structure and mineral depth to the wine from the use of stems and the calcareous soils of this single vineyard. My guess is this would be best with 3-5 years of bottle age. No harm in drinking young, but it will certainly be at its best several years from now.  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Albahra

Albahra is Envinate's Mediterranean wine, from vines of Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia-Agria, planted in clay-limestone soils near Albacete in Castilla-La Mancha. There are two parcels of Garnacha and one parcel of Moravia-Agria. Each parcel is vinified separately, always with some whole clusters used. After about 8 months the wines are blended together and bottled without fining or filtering and with only a small amount of SO2 added. The 2021 is bright and spicy, with notes of cherries, red fruit and a hint of bitterness in the finish, suggesting that a year in bottle should put this wine in an ideal spot. Charming now, this should age nicely. The following for this wine grows each year, essentially in step with the amount of people who try it for the first time. Any fan of the elegant and delicate side of Grenache/Garnacha should grab a bottle (or two or three)!   ///  ** "Albahra(Castilian for “small sea”) is named for the vineyard area in the Almansa region close to the town of Albacete, located at the southeastern tip of Castilla-La Mancha" (Jose Pastor website) **

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Benje Blanco

Listán Blanco from high elevation (1000-1200m) vineyards on the sunny, dry and continental north-west side of Mount Teide, near the town of Santiago del Teide. The vineyards range in age from 70-110 years old, and are farmed either by the Envinate team, or one of 15 local families who work with them. Vineyards are untrained (traditional for the area), and worked by hand without any chemical treatments used. The grapes see up to 1-2 days of skin contact during fermentation, which is in concrete. The wines rest on the lees in a mixture of used French oak, and concrete tanks. A little flor developed in one of the concrete vats, so there is a hint of an oxidative note to the wine. Listan Blanco is also known as Palomino and the profile is unmistakable here, as Palomino (much like Savagnin in my opinion) has an oxidative lean even without the development of flor/voile. The 2021 has a salty nose, with a touch of lemon and ginger nice phenolic texture. Good acid and balance!  -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Benje Tinto

Like the other 'Benje' wine, this wine comes from several vineyards around Santiago del Teide in Tenerife. The Tinto is a blend of mostly Listán Prieto (90%), with Listan Blanco and Tintilla, from vineyards at around 1000-1200m. Climactically, this region is dry, windy, and continental in character, shielded from Atlantic influence by Mount Teide and by the elevation. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts before aging for 8 months in concrete and used French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a touch of sulfur. The 2021 is energetic, with bright red fruit, bing cherry, herbs and a touch more generosity than previous years. Tasty now, and should be great in a year +

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Migan Tinto 'Chingao'

While Migan is an amalgam of several parcels, the Chingao is a single section of a parcel called "Tio Luis," which is a 100 year old plot that the Envinate folks consider to be quite special. Compared to some other sites, the Tio Luis parcel has a bit more clay in the soil, perhaps yielding a slightly more concentrated expression. Grapes are typically fermented with a high percentage of whole cluster, but in 2021 it was 100% whole cluster for 15 days, with aging in concrete. The wine was bottled directly from tank without filtration, fining or any SO2 additions. The Envinate team has said on one occasion that they find the DO La Ortava to be the most volcanic, and this certainly comes as no surprise with the Migan Chingao! Though I've consistently read the "Tenerife funk" aromas of this wine as reduction, it seems that it is a mistake. Similar to reduction in aspects of how the aromas hit the nose, the character of this wine seems to be more truthfully linked to place - more a site specific, Ortava character. Likely it is some intermingling of specific terroir and slight reduction. I will say, my experiences with the wine have suggested that it might not be reduction that we encounter here, as the "funk" does not dissipate with time open as reduction normally does. Of all the offerings today, this is probably the most deserving of aging, due to its youthful intensity. A singular wine! ////

From Jose Pastor website: "2021 was a great vintage in La Orotava, with almost 500L of rain between fall and winter. The spring was mild, without much humidity, and the grapes were very healthy. Roberto writes that it wasdefinitely the best year of the last five for the higher altitude plots like La Habanera"

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Envinate 2021 Tenerife Taganan Blanco

A large blend of white grapes, many hailing originally from Madeira and Portugal: Gual, Albillo Criollo, Marmajuelo, Malvasia, Forastera, Verdelho and others. From vines in Taganan along the far northeastern coast of Tenerife, where the soils are volcanic with sand and basalt. The untrained vines range from 60 to 200 years old are planted from the side of the ocean up to 300m above sea level. Grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in open-top vats (plastic and concrete), with aging in barrels. Apparently this 2021 vintage of Taganan Blanco did not go through malolactic fermentation, but it's by no means sharp or lacking in depth. I noted a lovely density to the wine, with a hint of reduction and butter on the nose, pleasant stone fruit palate, along with salinity and notes of mint. This wine seems to be as ready to drink now as it is to age. It's your call!  -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Guímaro 2020 Ribeira Sacra Tinto

Pedro Rodriguez is one of our favorite winemakers in Northwest Spain, and the wines from Guímaro are consistently interesting and exciting. This is the most approachable and affordable red wine from the estate, made with hand harvested grapes from precariously steep vineyards of mainly Mencía within the Ribeira Sacra appellation. Fermented and aged without exposure to oak, this wine is red fruited and almost juicy, balanced by bright, clean acidity and a deep mineral core. This is an appealing expression of Mencía, approachable and friendly to food. -Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2020 Valdeorras A Chaira

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Tinto 'Nuet' Monastrell

La Zafra is putting Alicante on the map, and crafting fresh, balanced wines from this hot and arid climate. Monastrell is the red grape here, otherwise known as Mourvedre in France. To me, a good Monastrell smells like roasted meat, leather, and hundreds of wild herbs, and this one delivers on every count. Thanks to the Mar and Ignacio's approach - they search for freshness by farming organically and doing short macerations - this is a wine with loads of character ("garrigue" comes to mind), that is a joy to drink.  A great middle ground between light and full bodied. As appropriate with a light chill and snacks as it is with grilled meat and BBQ  -EL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $24.99

Raúl Pérez 2018 Bierzo Ultreia de Valtuille

Raul Perez has become one of the best known and most celebrated oenologist-winemakers in Galicia and Bierzo. His Ultreia wines are beautiful expressions of the terroir and indigenous varieties of Bierzo. Mostly Mencía with Bastardo (Trousseau), Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Godello and Doña Blanca. This is a classic wine of Bierzo, with vibrant violet floral notes on the nose and  chalky minerality, medium body and delicate tannins.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

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

  • rosé sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

Vera de Estenas 2020 Utiel Requena Bobal

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

  • red
  • 59 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

Viña Zorzal 2021 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

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

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

United States Red

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
  • $15.99

Broadside 2019 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. The resultant wine is remarkably fresh and full bodied with an interesting spicy character and plenty of bright, tangy dark fruit.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic

Hope Well 2021 Eola Amity Hills 'Monday's Chi Rosé of Pinot Noir

Less than  twenty four hours on the skins - Crisp, focused, classic Pinot Noir Rosé from regeneratively farmed vines.

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Hope Well 2021 Eola Amity Hills 'Tuesday's Ch Rosé of Pinot Noir

With a full two days on the skins, this has more color, more texture and a more classic Pinot aromatic profile, but without losing the juiciness and brightness one seeks in rosé. Fans of classic macerated rosés such as Palette in Provence, Faro in Sicily or the great Marsannay Rosés of Sylvain Pataille should take particular note, as this will age beautifully.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $29.99

Phelan Farm 2021 Carmel Valley Nythia Red - Cabernet Franc/Co

From up in Monterey County, this is a salute to the classic bistro reds of Touraine, a blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and  Côt. Raj nailed this wine. It is full of red and black plum fruit and crisp fresh cut jalapeno on the nose, with white pepper notes in the finish. This has more grip and tannic structure and will likely age well for a couple of years if you are capable of holding it - I love the profile here and could put a bottle down quite quickly if challenged. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Phelan Farm 2021 San Luis Obispo 'Autrement'

Another wine directly inspired by an Alpine titan, in this case Jacques Maillet, this is a blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay and Mondeuse. The Pinot and Gamay take up space up front here - little snaps of cherry candy and a bolt of acid are what first stand out. But the back-end of this wine is all Mondeuse. It gives the wine real presence, with blueberry and smoky notes and fine-grained tannic structure that makes a statement that this wine is different from everything previously tasted. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Phelan Farm 2021 San Luis Obispo Gamay

Just 400 btls made, the Phelan Gamay is produced in a true carbonic fermentation in the style of Beaujolais. That said I find this drinks almost more like a Loire Gamay, with crisp strawberry and ripe cranberry fruit offset by a salt-and-pepper character and chalky mineral notes. Bright and full of energy. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Phelan Farm 2021 San Luis Obispo Mencia

The lone Spanish variety here, these vines were grafted using material from the legendary 'Camino Novo' vineyard in the Ribeira Sacra, procured from the one and only Envinate! Darker red fruit here, with touches of blue at the edges, this wine feels brawny by comparison with the French varieties, mid-weight butwith good grip and a terrific salty finish that cries out for ham that's had a couple of years hanging somewhere. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Phelan Farm 2021 San Luis Obispo Mondeuse

Considering how bold the 'Autrement' comes across with just a splash of Mondeuse, this pure Mondeuse feels incredibly restrained. There are still plenty of dark mineral notes at the center of the wine but the fruit feels a bit lighter and more sprightly. It's less blue black than dark red - think rhubarb and pomegranate, a bit like really outstanding Cerasuolo from Sicily. I love the spicy quality here in the finish. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

United States White

Bacchus 2020 California Chardonnay

A really lovely bottling of California sunshine, this Chardonnay from Bacchus is fruit-forward, buttery and easy drinking. Enjoy with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Bacchus is a project from winemaker and wine director David Gordon who set out to create high quality wines at a great value that showcased the best of California vineyards.   -MD

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $12.99

Broadside 2019 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. The wine is fermented in tanks, then aged in 75% steel and 25% oak barrels, left on the lees and stirred regularly for a creamier feel on the palate.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Cider still
  • 3 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Cider still
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

Nathan K. 2019 Finger Lakes Riesling

Soft white almond blossoms, ripe apricot, a bit of sweet herbs, wet stone, Meyer lemon zest, all with a slight drizzle of honey. The palate is vibrant and juicy bringing plenty of energy but balanced with enough weight so it does not feel the least bit sharp or thin. Enjoy this wine now, as I did, with a spicy red pepper flake, anchovy and parsley pasta, or put it in the cellar for several years and wait for those honeyed and golden notes to really come through! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

Phelan Farm 2021 Cucamonga Valley Lopez Vineyard Red 'Scythians'

The Scythians Red is a classic California table blend, a salute to the jug wines of yesteryear (albeit made with a great deal more precision, care and probably fewer dead mice in the fermentation tanks!). A blend of Mission, Grenache and Alicante Bouschet, I was expecting something relatively brooding and so was surprised and kind of thrilled to find quite a delicate wine. This is all cherry and green strawberry, with beautiful driving acidity and a real mineral vein giving the wine energy. The sandy soils keep the mouthfeel quite lithe and lacy. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Phelan Farm 2021 Cucamonga Valley Lopez Vineyard White 'Scythian

100% Palomino, from 100-year old vines. The fruit here is round, hinting at white peach and green melon, with a distinct saltiness that is inherent in the variety. There is a slight oxidative note in the nose that is reminiscent not only of Sherry but of classic Jura whites. This is outstanding and a terrific Autumn white wine, full of texture. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic

Scrumpy Ewe Farmhouse Dry Traditional Cider

Scrumpy (a term for farmhouse cider in Europe) Ewe (referring to the sheep that graze their orchards) is a traditional cidery making cider the old-fashioned way up in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The Farmhouse Dry cider is a blend of Old Winesap, Northern Spy, Spigold, Newtown Pippin, Gold Rush,  Ida Red and Spartan apples fermented with native yeasts and aged for 10 months in a mixture of American and French oak. It is described by Scrumpy Ewe as having "hints of butter, lemon, floral, oak on the nose, full bodied."

  • Cider still
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Scrumpy Ewe Golden Crab Traditional Cider

The 'Golden Crab' is a blend of 50% Wickson Crab, 50% Golden Russet to create this bright, bold, dry cider from the Catskills.

  • Cider still
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Cider sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

Scrumpy Ewe Stone Cutter Traditional Cider

The 'Stone Cutter', an homage to stonemasons and a nod to the sharp acidity of this cider is a blend of sharp apples, Wickson Crab, Northern Spy, Esopus Spitzenberg, a small portion of sweet Fortune apple, and some bittersweet Yarlington Mill and Brown Stout apples to balance it out. Bright, refreshing, and slightly sparkling, this is a perfect cider to pair with sharp cheeses, or as an aperitif.

  • Cider sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Swick Wines 2021 Columbia Valley (Washington) The Flood

Joe Swick does it again! Here is a tasty, cheerful blend from Washington State (Columbia Gorge) and Oregon fruit, macerated on the skins for an enchanting orange hue. 30/30 Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, with a host of other grapes, including Pinot Auxerrois and Riesling. The Gewurz takes care of the floral/spice aromatics, and the Chardonnay gives nice weight to the palate. Not too light, not too tannic, it's a really nicely balanced orange wine. Nice work Joe!  -EL

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Valravn 2020 Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Valravn Chardonnay comes from a blend of Sonoma vineyards,  40% Sonoma Coast, 30% Russian River & 30% Sonoma Valley, all farmed without synthetic chemicals . The fruit from the Russian River valley is fermented in barrels, but the remainder is fermented in stainless steel to maintain their freshness, with 40% of the blend going through malo. The wine is aged in French oak, with just 25% new barrels used. On the nose notes of buttercup daisies, yogurt, fresh yellow apple, ripe pear, and lemon oil. On the palate is a nice creaminess up front, followed by bright acidity, and finishes with a mouth-coating silkiness. Notes of creamy white peach, juicy pear, lemon, and a tiny touch of lemon pith on finish to maintain balance. A fantastic deal for well made Sonoma Chardonnay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99