Alsace

Barth 2016 Alsace Riesling Granite

Mostly from the Grand Cru Schlossberg vineyard in Kintzheim, this is an impressive Riesling from granite terroir. Beautiful in 2016, with textbook mineral structure from the granite soils, and a convincingly dry finish for a wine with about 12g residual sugar. Honestly, looking over my notes, I was surprised to see that the RS was even above 2g, let alone more than 10! There is such a persistent minerality and acidity to the wine that the wine, though it has an overall broad and full mouthfeel, still finishes clean and dry. An exceptional Riesling that is just beginning to drink very nicely in it's early age.  -EL

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2016 Alsace Grand Cru Frankstein Riesling

This is a memorable Riesling from two parcels in the Grand Cru of Frankstein, which rests above the town of Dambach-la-Ville on a fault of granite. Frauenberg is a parcel that gives small berries that Florian and Mathilde find to have great concentration and intense acidity. This is blended with fruit from the Pflanzer parcel, which has less intensity and provides more delicate character to the blend. There is less intense dryness here than with the 2015 vintage, which translates to a bit more ripeness and body. Quite reductive and 'petroly' on the nose upon opening, but give it time, and something ethereal and quite enjoyable emerges. The first bottle I opened stateside was forgotten in my fridge for about a week, and I was greatly impressed with how lovely it was 7 days after opening! Definitely a young wine, but a very pure and age-worthy wine nonetheless. Guaranteed there's enough acidity and mineral sharpness from the granitic soils for this natural wine to age gracefully without fear of bacterial issues developing.    -EL

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2017 Vin d'Alsace Granit

This is a field blend that was made to show the character of the soil in Dambach. Florian and Mathilde selected three vineyards that produced what they call the most "salivant" wines (salivant roughly translates to mouth-watering). This quality is common with wines that come from granite terroir, hence the name of this cuvée. The area around Dambach-la-Ville is known for a high percentage of granitic soils, so this is very much a Dambach wine. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Riesling, it has a faint pink hue, and a fascinating saline/mineral quality. No SO2 added.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2017 Vin d'Alsace Tout Naturellement Blanc

Tout Naturellement is a fresh and hazy natural white from Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg. A blend of Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Auxerrois, vinified without filtration or addition of SO2. The grapes for this cuvée come from their Laubenhutt vineyard and the lower part of the Plettig vineyard. Laubenhutt is below the Route des Vins and the important hillside vineyards, on a soil that is silty with a bit of granite, and Plettig is a lone hill to the east of the village of Dambach, with silt and clay that provides grapes with more fatness than the granitic sites that are above the town. This is crispy, and fresh, with a bit of salinity blended with ripe orchard fruit. A complex little wine, and though it's cloudy, it's clean and direct, thanks to ample acidity and careful wine-making!  EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

Laurent Barth 2017 Alsace Riesling

A friendly Alsace Riesling from Laurent Barth, this wine is a blend of fruit from several different parcels, including a small amount from the granite Schlossberg vineyard. The residual sugar here is usually hovering around 2-3g, making this a pretty classic dry Riesling from the region. Ripe, orchard fruit on the nose, a touch of structure in the mouth (maybe from the Schlossberg granite), and a pleasant finish. It should be a nice accompaniment to fall-time meals.   -EL

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Australia

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

Ben Haines 2016 Warramunda Volta Brackets Marsanne

Ben Haines is on a mission to showcase "magic dirt" from around Yarra Valley, Australia, particularly focusing on vineyards with Rhone varietals. This Marsanne is from the Warramumba Vineyard made up of clay, sandstone, and mudstone. The soil really comes through on the nose with this wine, and certainly on the palate with its mineral texture. The wine goes through a long fermentation and then aged in 10% new oak, the rest in neutral barrels, with 14 months on the lees. It only goes through 10% malolactic which allows this Marsanne to maintain a good amount of acidity to balance the rich, mouth-coating texture. This is a great pairing for roast poultry or creamy pasta dishes, and it does well with some time in a decanter to let it open up. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

Limus 2018 Adelaide Hills Tidal

The Tidal is a truly compelling blend from Australian winemaker, Limus. This vintage is ~60% Pinot Noir from Mount Gambier, and ~40% Merlot from Mount Compass. The combination of these coastal vineyards and the volcanic and glacial, sandy soils, results in a unique expression of brininess from the ocean breezes, and a deep, black, rocky minerality. The Merlot adds body and depth to the freshness of the Pinot Noir and an intensely long finish. The wine is fermented in aged in neutral barrels before blending and bottling with no additives, including sulfur. The salinity of this wine makes me want to grill up some swordfish steaks, or throw a curveball and pair it with some briny oysters. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Hollerin Riesling Smaragd

Hollerin has fairly large terraces, with loam and Gföhler gneiss soil. Sometimes thought to be the softer counterpart to nearby Höhereck this is definitely the case in 2018. Delicate florals mingle with yellow apple, nectarine and apricots showing a more gentle acidity than previous vintages. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

Alzinger 2018 Wachau Loibner Mühlpoint Grüner Veltliner Smaragd

Mühlpoint is located on the gentle slope below Steinertal, with higher levels of loess and loam, more suited to growing Grüner Veltliner. CB

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $42.99

Barbara Öhlzelt 2016 Österreich Riesling Heiligenstein

Based in the town of Zöbing, Barbara Öhlzelt farms six hectares of vines. Her parcels on Heiligenstein are home to 25-year-old vines on sandstone over primary rock. Even though Heiligenstein is generally a warmer site, in the cooler, rainier '16 vintage Öhlzelt was able to preserve a racy acidity and brightness along with a touch more structure and citrusy notes than the Kögelberg. While we are still fairly new to Barbara's wines, we applaud her dedication to producing a fresher, more mineral and focused style of Kamptal wines. We're here for it! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

Barbara Öhlzelt 2016 Österreich Riesling Kogelberg

Barbara Öhlzelt's parcel in is in the Zöbinger Kogelberg, home to almost 70-year-old vines growing in granite and shale over primary rock. No machines are used here, harvest is by hand and the grapes ferment spontaneously before aging in used acacia barrel on the lees. Zöbing-side is often my favored side of these Kamptal vineyards. I've found that wines from the vineyards around this town are often racier, and maintain a brightness that balances the potential fruity character of the wines. We were lucky to grab some of Barbara's 2016 Kogelberg and it's showing really well! Great balance between vivid green herbs and sweet-tart Fuji apple and ripe apricot; this would be a lovely dry Riesling to join your holiday spread. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Heidi Schröck 2018 Burgenland Furmint Trocken

The Austrian town of Rust has had a long, storied history in the wine world, at one time producing wines so renowned that they were able to buy their way into the special standing of "royal free city" in 1681 during the reign of Emperor Leopold I. The wine most synonymous with Rust would be the noble sweet wine, Ausbruch, traditionally made from botrytis-affected Furmint (although other grapes have been and may be used). The Ruster Ausbruch is a legendary wine, and draws parallels with the Tokajis from Hungary, which have maintained a sense of grandeur, elegance, and mystery for centuries. By the 18th and 19th century, Furmint was the most important white grape planted in the vineyards around Rust. This all changed after the decline of the Dual Monarchy and the first World War, due to economic and political influences, not to mention WWII and the residual effects of the Iron Curtain. What used to be the star grape of the region was, for the most part, uprooted, or relegated to occasional vines inter-planted with other varieties. Only in the most recent generations has there been a return to a focus on growing Furmint for dry wines as well, which is a fantastic interpretation for this grape, drawing parallels to Chenin Blanc. Michael Wenzel makes some of our favorite dry expressions of the grape, and a two-minute walk away, Heidi Schröck is making some dry Furmint to not miss. In fascinating contrast to Wenzel, Heidi's Furmint is dense with savory herbs and salt, white nectarines and apricots, white-fleshed pears. We hope you can make some room for dry Furmint on your holiday table, be it with the cheese plate, turkey or ham, or roasted root vegetables. Cari Bernard


  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic

Hirsch 2017 Kamptal Riesling Heiligenstein

Heiligenstein is legendary: born of the Bohemian Massif it is home to a myriad of soil types, and Johannes Hirsch is a venerable scholar of Kamptal terroir. His dedication and love for the region is felt in his commitment to uncompromisingly farming biodynamically, utilizing soft-pruning techniques in the vineyards, and the care taken in the cellar to let the wines ferment spontaneously and at their own speed in a mix of stainless steel, acacia, and oak barrels (all used). The Hirsch Heiligenstein vineyard is on the Zöbing side, curving from south- to southwest-facing in aspect, with a mix of silt, conglomerate, and colored sandstone along with gravel, volcanic soils, and in some portions, loess. SO concentrated with fruity notes of mango and Fuji apple. nectarine and florals, balanced with zippy acidity and mineral lift on the finish. This is a bottle you can definitely hold onto, but we are impatient, so we're tasting it in store, tonight, (Wednesday, 11/20) from 5-7PM! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Jurtschitsch NV (b 15) Kamptal Brut Sekt Rosé

Weingut Jurtschitsch is the oldest winery (est. 16th century) in the Kamptal region of Austria and has been in the family since 1868. Vineyards were converted to organic farming in 2006 and all 60 hectares have been certified organic since 2009. The Brut Sekt Rosé is mostly Zweigelt with the balance made up of Pinot Noir and Sankt Laurent, from cooler vineyard sites with calcareous soils. The wine spends 2 1/2 years on the lees and receives 7 g/L dosage. Light, electric pink in the glass, the nose is fragrant with roses, tart cherries, and raspberries. On the palate juicy red berries mingle with stony and salty minerality: refreshing and bone dry. Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Knoll 2000 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from information on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. In general, in the Wachau, 2000 made for ripe wines with ageing potential.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

Knoll 2001 Wachau Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Loibenberg

White pepper and black fruit – what a combo! And distinctly nutty/grainy aromas as well. A rich, peachy, totally dry white wine, with creamy texture and great length. Fascinating and delicious wine that goes well with a great many foods – a great match for Asian spices, for instance. JW Nearly 15 years on from the vintage, Knoll's 2001 Loibenberg GV is a quite impressive wine, with the peachy flavors Jamie first wrote about years ago having mostly receded, leaving in their place a citric, herbaceous Grüner with telltale aromas and flavors of nuts, grains and lentils. Knoll's wines age wonderfully, retaining freshness and loads of character, even after their obvious, forward fruit has faded. Still youthful but showing quite well and promises to unfold more over the next 5-10 years. John Ritchie

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $119.99

Knoll 2001 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from info available on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage.Beautiful fall weather in 2001 made for "very fine, elegant Rieslings with good acid structures..."

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $119.99

Knoll 2002 Wachau Schütt Riesling Smaragd

Paraphrased from info available on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. 2002 was very problematic for stone terrace upkeep due to the flooding in March, and then August. "Subsequent dry and warm weather caused the grapes to ripen well. These are classic wines with distinctive varietal typicity."

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

Meinklang 2018 Burgenland Morgen

A new release in the same vein of the 'Nacht' from last year, the series now includes four different wines, all aged in concrete egg. 'Morgen' is 100% Sankt Laurent (~35 y/o vines) biodynamically grown on sandy loam soils. According to the ZRS website, the grapes go through a brief whole cluster maceration followed by spontaneous fermentation, 9 months of aging in aforementioned concrete egg, bottled unfined and unfiltered with low amount of sulfur added. Lees, caramel and citrus on the nose, the palate is singing with bright notes of wild strawberries, red peaches, blood orange juice and peel, balanced with subtle florals. Cari Bernard

  • rosé
  • 25 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $52.99

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

  • Organic

Muthenthaler, Martin 2017 Wachau Riesling Bruck

Martin Muthenthaler is part of the small cadre of winemakers in the Wachau that are eschewing the Vinea Wachau system to focus on organic farming and wines that shy away from the lush (and at sometimes Baroque) style that made the valley internationally famous. Winemakers like Peter Veyder-Malberg, Andreas & Maria Harm, and Martin Muthenthaler have been painstakingly tending to these legendary (often terraced) vineyards with a new vision: to preserve historical terroir and care for the land through bio farming, producing vibrant wines of place, unencumbered by having to adhere to a style profile dictated by the Vinea. Martin once worked as a mechanic and truck driver for what is now called Domäne Wachau. In 2006 he took control of his family's ~3 hectares of vines in the Spitzer Graben, the coolest part of the Wachau valley. Here he's been able to rehab the terraces and through meticulous handwork, has converted to organic farming. The Bruck vineyard is S/SW in orientation, with steep, stone terraces rising to up to 480 m in elevation with orthogneiss/schist/granite soils, vines in Martin's parcels are about 50 years old. Fermentation is spontaneous with wild yeasts, and all aging is in stainless tank with long lees contact (8 months). Electric green strawberries and peach blossoms flood the nose, the palate has a balance between crystalline acidity and a concentrated density with tangy lemon and just ripe stone fruits; a beautiful representation of Bruck! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic

Nikolaihof 2018 Wachau Gelber Muskateller

Unmistakable on the nose--that floral perfume mixed with SweetTarts candy scent--this can only be Gelber Muskateller (Yellow Muscat). A fresh and delightfully fruity wine, still floral on the palate, balanced with flavors of guava, mango, and peach candy. A great bottle for apéro! Cari Bernard


  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic

Nikolaihof 2018 Wachau Neuburger

Leave it to Biodynamic farming pioneers Nikolaihof to make a Neuburger that's actually complex and compelling; to turn our attention back to this often overlooked variety, commonly lost to blends or diluted by over-producing vines. Floral tea and tropical white fruit glides softly along the palate lifted by some Fuji apple acidity on the lengthy finish. So good! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic

Stagard 2016 Kremstal Steiner Gaisberg Riesling

The Stagård family's parcel on the Steiner Gaisberg (western Kremstal) is comprised of 12 southeast-facing terraces, surrounded by forest and shrubs. Grapes here are anywhere from 4-60 years old and grow on a mix of Gföhler gneiss and mica schist that is warmed by the sun and holds the heat well into the evening hours. The seventh generation of winemakers in the family, Urban and Dominique have been focusing on organic farming for their 17 hectares (certified since 2009). They mostly grow Riesling on some epic Wachau/Kremstal sites and cellar work is with wild yeasts, often in stainless tank, although some recent projects have been in steinzeug, or stone tank/crock. Long lees aging and minimal skin contact depending on the vintage/site helps stabilize and "harmonize" the wines. First tasted as a tank sample in summer of 2017, we've since tried it (in 2019) and think it would be a fantastic wine to pair with whatever graces your holiday table. Showing that warmth of the summer months on the Gaisberg, soft apricots, yellow apple, chamomile and brown sugar waft dreamily out of the glass and are echoed on the richly balanced palate along with ripe pineapple and pear on the very long finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Weingut Karl Schnabel 2017 Südsteiermark Rotburger Kreuzegg

Rotburger is the original name for Zweigelt; this bottling is sourced from one of Karl and Eva Schnabel’s three vineyards, the Kreuzegg vineyard on the Sausal mountain, home to slate soils with silex. As is true with all of the Schnabel red wines, natural fermentation occurs in open tank, with hand-pigéage; the wine is then scooped via bucket into used Burgundy barrels where it ages on the lees until being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfur. Deep, dark magenta in color, darker than expected. Scents of ripe purple plums, stewed strawberries, carrot peelings, and just a hint of savory soy sauce, the wine is medium-bodied, juicy and mouthcoating with flavors of blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, plums, and only the faintest whisper of tannins on the finish. May need another month or so to really knit together, but we look forward to where this wine is heading. (2/2019) Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beaujolais

Chamonard 2017 Morgon Le Clos de Lys

From four hectares of massale-selection, high density plantings ranging from 50 to 100 years of age in the lieu-dits of Chenes, Corcelette, and les Martillets. Jean-Claude Chanudet and his wife Geneviève (Chamonard) at Domaine Chamonard are making some of the finiest wines in the Beaujolais. His father-in-law, Joseph Chamonard, was farming with organic methods and making wine in the Chauvet style along with his friends in Morgon, Guy Breton, Jean Thevenet, Marcel Lapierre and Jean Foillard. The 4 hectare estate is farmed with great care, although not certified organic, fermentations are with wild yeasts and aging is in large old casks and foudres. The wines are enjoyable young but have a great ability to age, even for 10 to 20 years. The 2017 shows a medium red/purple color with very pretty aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, wild strawberry and violet with citrus peel and earth. The palate shows sappy raspberry and cherry fruit with earth and mineral flavors, really showing the terroir. This is delicious now and shows a structure indicating ten to fifteen years of possible  aging.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chamonard 2018 Fleurie La Madone

A rare and delicious Fleurie from Jean-Claude Chanudet at Domaine Chamonard! Since taking over from his father-in-law (Joseph Chamonard) in 1990, Jean-Claude has been keeping the beautiful natural traditions of this estate alive. This Fleurie comes from a single parcel of older vines planted on a steep slope of pink granite soils, farmed by hand without the use of any chemicals. 2018 is a great vintage for the Chamonard Fleurie, showing a deep dark red color and ripe fruit compote aromas - a lovely melange of cherry and black raspberry with violet and citrus notes. The palate is lush, with an earthy texture, showing ripe, well-structured  black fruits and finishing with firm acidity and tart black cherry. This is superb now but should open up beautifully with a few years of cellaring. Drink until 2035? Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2017 Brouilly

Georges Descombes is one of the great producers of natural Beaujolais -  the Descombes Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed organically. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation. No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling. The 2017 shows just a bt more ripeness and softer fruit than the 2016 with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses...

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapalu 2018 Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux

The Lapalu "La Croix des Rameaux" is from numerous parcels on decomposed granite soils, averaging 60 years of age with the oldest being 90 years-old, south-west exposure. Three week semi-carbonic fermentation, aged in old barrels, not fined or filtered, only 10 mg/l of SO2, production about 200 cases.  We always love the "Croix des Rameaux" and the 2018 is outstanding, showing lush, deep aromas of ripe strawberry and black fruits with earth and spice. The palate is very elegant with a firm mineral core, showing strawberry and cherry liqueur with brown spice, plum and citrus, the finish is long and firm. Decant if drinking now, best to wait 3 to 5 years then drink until 2030+ David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Beaujolais l'Ancien V.V.

L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul Brun's home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. The vines range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular local "dorée" or "golden" limestone that is laden with iron. These older vines have always been farmed organically and harvested by hand and yield small, thick-skinned Gamay berries. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian rather than the normal carbonic maceration in Beaujolais. The 2018 shows a bright deep red color. The aromas are high-toned and ripe with red currant, raspberry and wild strawberry, quite bright and floral. The palate shows lush, ripe berry fruits backed by citrusy acidity, quite refreshing. The finish is long and sappy with bright red fruits and tart acidity - stock-up on this crowd-pleasing Beaujolais!

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2015 St Emilion Cuvee Speciale Puisseguin

The vines of Chateau Beausejour live naturally in the Saint-Emilion satellite region of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Unlike many neighbors, the vineyard has never been exposed to pesticides or herbicides, the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, and remains unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur. The 2015’s taut structure holds together a generous array of aromas and flavors. A youthful and pronounced set of scents, like sharp dark cocoa, mint, and black cherry come from the glass. Flavors are of espresso, blackberry, plum, and sweet kirsch. Still, there is something very, very refreshing about this red. A perfect addition to a feast among family. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 1996 Margaux

The 1996 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre is a completely different style of wine than modern Margaux, especially in this rather cool vintage. On opening the aromas are quite subtle, slightly musty, with bright, sweet red-currant fruit with violet, earth and mineral flavors, a bit austere, but lovely. The palate is deep, firm and earthy with red currant, black cherry and mineral flavors, with brown spice, cedar and licorice.  We would suggest decanting six to eight hours in advance, or cellar for ten to fifteen more years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux

The 2009 BAMA shows bright deep red/black color with lovely high-toned red fruit liqueur - strawberry, black currant and cassis, with violet and earth. The palate is dense and ripe with bright acidity - not at all heavy, but with intense black and red fruits backed by flavors of mineral and earth. On day two the bright deep fruits have become more focused and linger on the palate in the long and very mineral finish. This is quite enjoyable as a young wine, especially after a day open, unencumbered by over-extraction and new oak - but beware, this style is for those who like some earth in their Bordeaux! Best to cellar for a very long time...

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $75.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2010 Margaux

The 2010 Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre is from very old vines and also from approximately 50 year-old vines planted by M. Boyer at 10,000 plants per hectare. There is a long fermentation without extraction, the juice remains in cuve until spring, then spends 6 months in old barrels followed by two to three years in cement vat. These are wines made in the lighter "claret" style of the 19th century, although the 2010 shows an incredible density of flavor, given the less-extracted style. Upon opening the wine shows subtle aromas of earth, red currant and cherry fruit with licorice and brown spice. The palate is deep and quite expressive with black cherry, strawberry, earth, licorice and mineral flavors, quite Burgundian in texture. The finish is very long with lingering tart cherry, sous-bois and mineral flavors. After two days open (re-corked) the aromas have broadened with  prune, ripe cherry, tobacco, spice and rose and the palate is intense with red and black fruit liqueur, spice box and earth and ending with lingering red fruits and firm acidity. Delicious now with a long decant, this will be an extraordinary mature wine, best perhaps 2035 - 2050. David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $67.99

Belles Cimes 2016 Saint-Emilion

Belles-Cimes is the second label of Chateau Coutet in Saint-Emilion, a unique organic estate that has never used herbicides or pesticides, possessing a marvelous diversity of flora and fauna as well as supeb terroir, surrounded by domains such as Beausejour-Becot and L'Angelus.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Bellisle Mondotte 2010 Saint-Emilion

This fantastic organically-farmed Saint Emilion is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented in concrete tanks for 25 days and then aged for 22 months in first- and second-use barrels. With a beautiful minerality of clay and limestone, the wine shows the finesse and elegance of a great vintage. The bouquet is complex with dark berry, prune, plum, dry tobacco, cedar, violet and herbal notes and the palate is luscious with supple tannins, good acidity and a lingering finish. A delicious wine at a great value to drink with brisket, roasted lamb and hamburgers. You can also cellar the wine for several years (+7 years) if you would prefer to consume it later. Caroline Coursant   

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

Champ des Treilles 2018 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Le Petit Champ

This biodynamic wine from the region of Sainte-Foy in Bordeaux is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The wine offers a bouquet of dark berries and plums with a touch of menthol, iron and spices notes. With good acidity and soft tannins, this Bordeaux wine has a delicious easiness to it. Pair it with a classic "steak and frites" and you will be transported back to a French bistro experience. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2014 Margaux

The Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is Michel Théron's top wine and a monument to traditional, old-school winemaking. The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from his parcel of old vines with some Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc planted on sand and gravel. All of his parcels are biodynamically farmed and he has never used synthetic treatments of any kind. This unfailing attention to detail in the vineyard carries over to his cellar work, which is precise and masterful. The wine is aged mostly in new wood for up to 18 months before spending another year resting in cuve. The 2014 is built to age but shows wonderfully hedonistic aromas already. Complex notes of sage, violets, and campfire mingle with graphite, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate offers powdery, mouth-coating tannins, bright acidity, and cool mineral inflections beneath supple flavors of bitter chocolate, thyme, and plum. Decant 1-2 hours if drinking now or hold for 5-8 years (at least). Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $124.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $249.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Haut-Medoc 1.5 L

Michel Théron's 2015 Haut-Médoc is remarkably terroir-driven yet approachable in its youth, even in this ripe vintage. The blend is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc from the classic gravel and sandy soils of the Médoc. Michel's vineyards are farmed using strict organic and biodynamic methods and his precise work in the cellar elevates each variety for a pure expression of Haut-Médoc. He uses up to 25% of new oak which is well integrated and lends structure without dominating. Aromas of crushed violets, saddle leather, and spiced red cherry cascade on the nose. The palate is supple with grippy tannins, flavors of ripe plum, game, brown spice, and dark chocolate on the finish. A lovely wine that should be decanted if drinking now but will evolve over the next decade. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $89.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux Nout

This cuvée from Michel Théron is from some of his younger vines (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) in Macau and sees 50% new oak. However, like all he produces, this bottle isn’t incoherently dense. There is a taut and assertive medley of black and red fruit on the nose, with a unique salty spark. The palate is spicy, with cassis and pepper, and savory, with jerky, miso, and mint. This wine should be experienced while youthfully bright, but it is formidable, with a hearty character that will continue to evolve over the next 15 years or more. (David Hatzopoulos)

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $69.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux Nout 1.5 L

This cuvée from Michel Théron is from some of his younger vines (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) in Macau and sees 50% new oak. However, like all he produces, this bottle isn’t incoherently dense. There is a taut and assertive medley of black and red fruit on the nose, with a unique salty spark. The palate is spicy, with cassis and pepper, and savory, with jerky, miso, and mint. This wine should be experienced while youthfully bright, but it is formidable, with a hearty character that will continue to evolve over the next 15 years or more. (David Hatzopoulos)

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 6 in stock
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  • 11 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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  • 24 in stock
  • $39.99

La Grave Figeac 2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The Clauzel family does not disappoint with this vintage! This wine is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, planted on sandy gravelly soils and aged for about 15 months in barrels. Elegant and classic, the nose displays aromas of dark plum, crunchy cassis, prunes, nutmeg, light tobacco, dried violet petals and leather notes. On the palate, the wine is luscious and vibrant with good acidity, beautiful minerality and supple tannins. The finish is long with a delicate bouquet. A delicious Saint-Emilion to drink now or cellar for +10 years. Pair this wine with roast beef, grilled steak, nutty cheese or roasted lamb. Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $84.99

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Argiles de Pauline (Anfora)

Henri Duporge at Château Le Geai makes this unique Bordeaux from Merlot and Malbec, the tradional blend in the northern Libournais in the 1800s. The vines grow in "blue clay" over limestone, fermentation is with wild yeasts and the wine ages 12 months in amfora, with only a tiny addition of volcanic sulfur. Certified organic and Biodynamic. The 2016 Argiles de Pauline shows a deep black/purple color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and red currant with rose, earth, spice and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe with blackberry, cassis and plum, with silky tannins - dense but bright and balanced finishing with black fruits and juicy acids. Drinking beautifully now, this is a perfect pairing for a steak, pork chop or grilled lamb, and aging for eight to ten years should be very interesting.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $134.99

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  • 10 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 10 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 10 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $67.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

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  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
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  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

Bordeaux White

Champ des Treilles 2018 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Vin Passion

This is a unique example of Bordeaux Blanc from one of the first organic and biodynamic properties in the region, located in the lesser-known Sainte-Foy. Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme started to replant these vineyards in 1998 using as little intervention as possible, avoiding pesticides, green harvesting, even tractor plowing, and using neutral oak for aging to allow each vintage to speak for itself. Grown on clay and limestone soils, the Vin de Passion displays a beautiful balance of texture, minerality, and ripe fruits. The blend is 1/3rd Sauvignon Blanc, 1/3rd Semillon, and 1/3rd Muscadelle, which gives the wine a richer, more viscous texture than a typical Bordeaux Blanc, but still maintains a balanced acidity. The nose is full of dried herbs, dried white flowers, and candle wax, and the palate brings green and yellow pear, white grapefruit, and more fresh and dried herbs. Fans of fuller bodied, more textured whites will love this year's 'Vin de Passion'. MD

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2018 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

This is the ninth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 13 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 650 cases are made. The 2018 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, ripe apple, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. A bit  riper than previous vintages, but this 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. David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $159.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $57.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $124.99

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  • 79 in stock
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  • 24 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

Domane de l'Enclos 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

From .57 hectares of organically farmed vines dating to 1992. The 2017 Vaudésir Grand Cru has an expressive nose redolent of lemon blossom, citrus peel, white peach skin and wet stone. The supple palate has good concentration and cut with the ripe stone fruit flavors framed by a sapid earthiness and a long, lifted, expansive finish. This has grand cru class and is a delicious Vaudésir. Decant now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domane de l'Enclos 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

From .75 hectares of organically farmed vines dating from 1995 high on the hillside on the western end of the climat (per Jasper Morris). Fermented in wood with native yeasts without batonnage and bottled with minimal sulfur. The vibrant 2017 Mont de Milieu is perfumed , yellow-fruited, generous, and pretty on the nose. There's a dynamic interplay between the ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors and the snappy oyster shell saltiness on the brisk, energetic palate with a long, lingering succulent finish. Terrific now,  but certainly a good candidate for mid-term aging. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Duplessis, Gérard 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

The 2016 Montmains from Duplessis shows great poise and nuance that belies the struggles of the early portion of the vintage, first with calamitous frost and then with two straight months of rain (and attendant disease pressure). Yet what’s in the bottle is generous and vibrant, if not as flamboyant, as Chablis from other growers such as Fevre, Billaud-Simon, or Dauvissat. The robe is a pale greenish yellow to the rim. The nose offers aromas of stone fruit and golden apple, white flowers, and a touch of brine  with some notes of pear skin and mint. The palate is supple on the attack with flavors veering more toward orchard fruits than citrus and a building a sense of minerality on the mid-palate that carries over on the persistent and building finish. This has a rather subtle expression of the left bank of the Serein terroir, that while nuanced becomes more intriguing with each sip. Rather more Chopin than Sousa, but quite agreeable. A fine pairing with pan-roasted scallops, sautéed white corn and braised scallions, and an heirloom tomato salad. Fine texture and breed that would be lovely with crab and pasta or grilled oysters with garlic butter. This should knit beautifully over the next few years in the cellar, but a is sheer joy to drink now. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

  • Organic

Fichet 2017 Meursault 375ml

The robe is a pale lemon yellow with glints of green to the rim. A bit of reduction and gun flint on opening. This blows off quickly to reveal inviting floral aromas of apple blossom and honeysuckle, giving way to pretty notes of orchard fruit, Meyer lemon oil, wet stone, and herbs. The palate is supple and generous, with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors underpinned by a discriminating core of stony flavors with a long, compelling succulent finish with a nice burst of fresh acidity at the end. This is already revealing nascent complexity, though I’m inclined to believe this will knit beautifully and shows a nice upside. I’ll concede to loving Fichet’s wines and consider him to be one of the great, albeit lesser known vignerons in a village seemingly overrun with fantastic growers. This is really satisfying and a truly lovely Meursault villages.   John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Guillemot-Michel 2017 Viré-Clessé Charleston

First produced in 2016, this cuvée is made from 100 year-old vines planted by Pierrette's grandfather after the First World War. In his honor, we wanted to vinify these vines that he planted as he made it himself, in old demi-muids (600 liter barrels). "Charleston" is thus fermented and aged for one year in a 10 year-old demi-muid. After the next harvest the wine is transfered to a cement vat for 6 additional months of aging.


  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2017 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Mâcon-Villages from certified organic parcels - 50% from Viré-Clessé, the rest from Chardonnay and Montbellet, on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica. The 2017 is a fascinating "natural" Chardonnay, showing slightly cloudy pale gold color and high-toned aromas of lemon zest, white peach, almond, honeysuckle and yeast. The palate is dense and supple with white fruit, stone and almond flavors, finishing with citrus and minerals. This is a young wine that will benefit from aeration if drinking now, and will cellar for ten years. Zero or minimal SO2, for lovers of natural wines!

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lafouge 2016 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, but still with a bit more fat and fruit expression than the Lafouge  "Les Hautés."  The 2016 shows very floral aromas with pear, citrus and stone. The palate is crystalline, supple and dense, with nice weight on the palate, with pretty white fruits leading to a long finish with citrus peel, spice and mineral flavors. This is a lovely, very refreshing Burgundy to enjoy with grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. It's delicious now and will cellar nicely for eight to ten years. DL

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $37.99

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

From a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils. The Lafouge "Les Hautés" is a beautifully dense and well-structured Burgundy in this low-yielding vintage. The wine shows a bright gold color with aromas of spiced pear and apple, melon, honeysuckle, stone, flint and lemon zest. The palate is dense and well structured with ripe white fruits, toasted almond, citrus and flinty mineral flavors - quite ripe but with firm citrusy acids and fabulous length.  Serve now with sole meunier, turbot and cod - this will be a beautiful wine with 5 to 8 years of cellaring. David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $37.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $144.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

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  • 17 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
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  • 5 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
  • $113.99

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  • 22 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Rateau 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Coucherias

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Coucherias" is high on the slope on the site of an old quarry and much of the sub-soil is limestone tailings, permitting root penetration and drainage, with a topsoil of mixed clay and limestone "marnes blanches." In biodynamic agriculture since 1979, the vineyard is a south-facing semi-circle—a very warm spot. The 2017 has a pale green gold robe. The nose offers an array of stone fruit and citrus peel aromas with a hint of mineral spice. The mid-weight, punchy palate shows a melange of stone fruit and green apple flavors with a pungent sense of minerality driving the long, concentrated finish. There's plenty going on here with ripe fruit and floral overtones vying with an overt stoniness for attention. Just cracking with a wild mushroom risotto, and a natural match for chicken, roasted cod, or even blanquette de veau. Give a quick decant now or better still in 2-3 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Cote de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site with soils comprised of clay over limestone. Stone fruit and pear skin, white flowers and wet stone on the nose. Bright and fresh aromatically. The mid-weight palate is racy (especially given the vintage) and rainwater fresh with orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Delicious with mezze maniche and sautéed fresh white corn, spring onions and grape tomatoes. And I can see this pairing beautifully with grilled sea bass or pan-roasted scallops. This is lovely vibrant Chardonnay with a sense of place and worthy of a look, though I’d drink in the mid-term while the fruit is singing, say until 2025. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

Rontets 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé Pierrefolle

"The Pouilly-Fuissé cuvée Pierrefolle is made from the only vineyard situated outside the Clos at Rontets: this plot is set only 500 meters south and is warmer because of its plain East exposure and the sheltered position from the North wind. This climat has older geological origins, preceding the Jurassic era: it sits on a granitic bedrock and its soil has no clay or limestone. This is why at the beginning of the 1970s it was planted using the Riparia rootstock, which has low vigor and guarantees limited yields and very good quality grapes. All these characteristics produce wines with lower acid, compared to those produced within our Clos. Although larger and somehow more generous, Pierrefolle is always sustained by a precise mineral expression and citrus aromatic note." In the warm 2015 vintage, the Pierrefolle shows ripe aomas of white and exotic fruits with a bit of spice and earth. The palate, however, remains very mineral with firm saline acidity underlying the pear and citrus fruit. The finish is long with mineral flavors lingering on the palate. This is a beautiful Burgundy and a great food pairing - drinking well now, but five to ten years of aging will be very interesting. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rougeot, Pere et Fils 2017 Bourgogne Les Grandes Gouttes

The lieu-dit “Les Grandes Gouttes” sits at the southern edge of Meursault on the border with Puligny. The vineyard is only a hectare in size and the vines were planted between 1950 – 1980 on clay-limestone soils. Hand-harvested, direct pressing in whole bunches untrimmed, and cold settling for 2 days. The alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts begins in a concrete vat and then the wine is placed into  oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation (5% new oak)and aging for 18 months. The 2017 "Grandes Gouttes" is a delicioius and classy white Burgundy with pretty aromas of pear, melon, lime-flower and citrus with herbal hints and just a touch of oak. The palate is silky and refreshing with flavors of stone and white fruits that continue in the bright finish. This is an excellent value in White Burgundy, elegant and easy-drinking....

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,649.99

Champagne

Agrapart 2013 Champagne Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Vénus

Sourced from a small plot within La Fosse, planted in 1959, Vénus is named after the draft horse that plowed the vines. The soils are exceptionally chalky relative to the soils of other parts of Avize which have more clay, per Peter Liem. Aged under cork rather than crown cap and bottled without dosage, Vénus is profoundly mineral and a study in chalk, with the old vines' deep roots preserving that sense of terroir even in warmer or 'off'  vintages. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $219.99

  • Organic

Agrapart 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Expérience

While Champagne is on occasion dismissed as a wine without terroir due to its history of blends, the multiple stages of fermentation, and a prise de mousse that relies on the addition of sugar or MCR, Pascal Agrapart's Expérience is solely comprised of grape juice with just a modicum of sulfur. The vin clair is a barrel selection of 2014 Minéral and Avizoise fermented with native yeasts, and the secondary fermentation begun with grape must from the 2015 vintage and cellar yeasts. The wine is aged under cork and bottled without dosage. This cuvée is a particularly vinous expression of Champagne, where terroir and grape have an articulate dialogue.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $349.99

  • Organic

Agrapart NV (14/15) Champagne 7 Crus

Comprised of grapes from all seven villages in the Côte des Blancs, where Agrapart has vines, 7 Crus is a blend of two vintages, aged partially in barrel, partially in tank. The wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged on the lees for three years before release. The nose is redolent of lemon blossoms, orange oil, wet stone, and chalk, while the palate balances orchard fruit flavors with racy acidity, sapid minerality, and a richness derived from its élevage. And while this is  produced in greater volume, 7 Crus is a Champagne that ages beautifully and is worthy of space in one's cellar. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

  • Organic

Agrapart NV Champagne Extra Brut Terroirs Blanc des Blancs

Terroirs is a blend of Chardonnay from multiple parcels like the 7 Crus cuvée, but from older vines planted in mid-slope chalk and clay soils and aged longer on the lees, with some barrel-aged reserve wine lending another layer of complexity.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Polisy Brut (Dis 7/17)

Tasted in January 2017 at the estate. Complex aromas of lychee, candied pear, citrus, beautiful palate of yellow fruits, minerals, citrus, caramel with fabulous length. (This shipment disgorged in July 2017)

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $122.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (Dis 8/19)

With all its nuance and detail, this  23-year-old Champagne has the potential for wide appeal. On the edges it shimmers a more bright golden yellow with a burnished golden color, speckled by a fine and discrete mousse. The nose offers aromas of honeysuckle, Granny Smith apples, hazelnuts, chestnuts, vanilla, and smoky tones. The palate is round, circular, and weighty with aromas of lemon verbena and wisteria before a mineral, singing finish. This combines so many of the best qualities of Beaufort's Champagnes : strikingly nuanced aromatic detail, along with a gracefully powerful palate and a resounding finish. (Lot #96A. Disgorged August 2019.) 

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $154.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André NV (2011) Champagne Grand Cru Rosé Brut Nature (D 07/18)

This bottling of the Beaufort NV Ambonnay Rosé is based on the 2011 vintage and was disgorged in July of 2018. Notes to follow.

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

Bérêche, Raphael 2015 Champagne Rilly La Montagne

The 2015 is 100% Pinot Noir from Les Sablons in Rilly-la-Montagne comprised of sandy soils over limestone. Fermented in oak and aged under cork, 3g/l dosage. Per winegrower website.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV "L14" Champagne Brut Reflets d'Antan Base 14

For holiday celebrations, Champagne is a must. Not just for the festive association of bubbles, but also because it is truly one of the most versatile wines to grace one's table. The inherent acidity of the wine cuts through the richness of the foods, while the bubbles and moderate alcohol invigorate the palate rather than tire it. One of my favorite Champagnes for the table is Bérêche's Reflets d'Antan. Based on a perpetual cuvée dating from the 1980's, the wine combines the vivid, nervy fruit of a recent vintage with the burnished, textural and aromatic complexity of the aged wines which make up the 'solera.' The secondary fermentation under cork rather than crown cap adds an additional layer of finesse with a delicate bead and soft mousse. Better served in a white wine glass to allow the aromas to develop. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2015 Base) Champagne Brut Nature Beaux Regards Chardonnay

Les Beaux Regards is a blend of two parcels of Chardonnay in Ludes on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims planted in 1964 and 1970. The loamy clay soils produce a Champagne more vinous in character, rather than exclusively taut and chalky. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented and aged in wood, and secondary fermentation is under cork rather than crown cap.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2015 Base) Champagne Extra Brut Rive Gauche

The Rive Gauche bottling from Bérêche is 100% Pinot Meunier from vines planted in 1969 in the north facing parcel Le Misy in Port-á-Binson near Mareuil-le Port in the Marne. The north-facing slopes and old vines keep Meunier's tendency to over-exuberance in check, preserving the mineral expression of the variety. The 2015 has a pale peach robe with a fine bead. The nose is effusive with aromas of white peach, Meyer lemon peel, orange blossom, Rainier cherry. The palate is broad and authoritative, with red fruit and pungent soil tones and a long, sinuous, expansive finish, with a touch of herbaceousness framing the opulent fruit. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $329.99

  • white sparkling
  • 60 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $124.99

Contrées (Horiot, Lamoureaux) 2009 Riceys Terroirs 4 pack

Les Contrees is a fascinating study of terroir within the Riceys. Four separate lieux-dits harvested at nearly the same time, vinified the same way and disgorged within days of each other. The expressiveness of each terrior makes this a must for Champagne obsessives. Yes, Virginia, there is terroir in Champagne!

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
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  • $139.99

Couche, Vincent NV Extra-Brut Chardonnay de Montgeux

100% Chardonnay from Vincent Couche's parcels in Montgeux, biodynamically farmed, fermented with native yeasts in a combination of barrel and tank,  and aged on the lees for 9 years. The wine winse has a pale yellow robe soft mousse and fine bead. The nose offers an array of citrus peel and orchard fruit aromas with notes of brioche and a hint of flinty mineral smoke. The midweight palate is supple and rich with ripe tropical fruit flavors giving way to notes lemon curd and chalk on the broad, expansive, persistent finish. I like the concentration and cut here as this is a compelling expression of the distinctive Montgeux terroir. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 10 in stock
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  • $83.99

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  • 9 in stock
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Filaine (Fabrice Gass) NV Damery Cuvée Speciale Base 16

Filaine is one of our favorite Champagne houses.  And the singular Fabrice Gass is one of our favorite Champagne characters. His wines  are made up of  Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier from the south-facing village of Damery in the Vallée de la Marne. The wines are made in the manner of 100 years ago. Fabrice farms without chemicals, ferments in wood, and due to the age of his barrels, avoids malolactic fermentation.  This disgorgement is based on the 2016 vintage and balances nicely the classic richness of Damery with undertones of minerality.  Aromatically the wines offer up aromas of baked apple, spices, and soil notes. On the palate flavors of ripe red fruit and a pervasive sense of chalkiness vie with with a creamy texture on the broad, rich finish. This is a perfect wine for the holiday table with its balance of generous fruit and earthy structure. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
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  • $64.99

  • Organic

Gerbais, Pierre NV 15b Champagne Extra-Brut Grain des Celles 1.5L

A blend of Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (25%), and Pinot Blanc (25%) from organically farmed vines grown in Kimmeridgian soils in Celles-Sur-Ource in the Aube. Initial fermentation is with indigenous yeast in tank, and the wine spends 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. The nose offers lovely aromas of apple blossom, apricot, honeysuckle and mint. The mid-weight palate is redolent of stone fruit, ripe Mirabelle plums, and tangerine, with a punchy mineral character lending gravitas. There's a lot of character to this well-priced Champagne that makes for a fine apéritif, as well as having the stuffing to enjoy with roasted fish, chicken, or strong cheeses. John McIlwain

  • 11 in stock
  • $104.99

Godmé, Hugues 2009 Champagne Brut 1er Cru Les Alouettes Saint Bets

Hugues Godmé 2009 Les Alouettes Saint Bets Brut is a single vineyard blanc de blancs from Villers-Marmery near the border with Verzy. The soils of this climat are very chalky with little topsoil. The grapes are farmed biodynamically, vinified in neutral oak with native yeasts, with no malolactic fermentation, and bottled with low sulfur. There is an electric sense of chalky minerality to this Champagne. While there is a degree of richness to the wine that hints at Verzy, and a silken quality on the palate derived from its time in wood, ultimately a cool, deft sense of fruit and chalkiness defines the nose and palate. Still a bit taut, there are floral and citrus oil notes on the nose, followed by Meyer lemon and a subtle salinity on the palate. The mousse is fine and the finish long, complex, and supple. This should shine brightly with a bit more time in the bottle.  John McIlwain

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $124.99

  • Organic
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Horiot 2014 Rosé des Riceys En Barmont (Still)

Though there are fewer than 20 growers of Rosé des Riceys, we tend to think of the wines as a coming from a single terroir. By separately vinifying two different lieux-dits, Olivier Horiot shows the possibilities of expression within the appellation. En Barmont is a warm site, whose southerly exposure and marls interspersed with Kimmeridgian limestone produce a ripe Pinot Noir with a broader character than nearby En Valigrain. The 2014 En Barmont has a darke garnet robe and is effusive and floral on the nose with wild strawberry, cherry blossom, and Morello cherry aromas. On the palate the wine displays vivid, racy acidity, bright red fruits with hints of crushed herbs, Darjeeling tea, blood orange zest, and a fine dusty minerality on a broad, expansive, mouthwatering finish. And while this isn't as plush as in some vintages, this is unabashedly  pretty with a generous ripeness and exuberance. John McIlwain 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $47.99

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Horiot, Olivier NV Champagne Rosé Sève "En Barmont" 1.5L

Unencumbered by the history and tradition of the Marne, Olivier Horiot has set out to make simple, intimate, and vinous Champagne that showcase the terroir of Les Riceys. The Sève is a Rosé de Saignée, from the warm, single vineyard site of en Barmont, where pinot noir can reach a robust ripeness that is balanced by firmly controlled yields.  Four days of semi-carbonic maceration add both complexity and lightness to this joyful Champagne. Based exclusively on the 2008 vintage and disgorged in May 2013, the Sève’s drinkability is cresting, but there’s enough acidity and structure for this fruit-filled wave to flow for some time to come. Copper pink with ruby edges, the aromas cascade with ripe strawberries, rhubarb, watermelon, black cherries, fresh madeleines, and graham crackers. The palate has exuberant depth, but is framed by a sleek freshness, and starred with cranberries, ripe nectarines, and a touch of mocha on the finish. As the long-awaited warmer weather arrives this is the ultimate picnic Champagne with enough pairing range to accompany goat cheeses, gently grilled tuna, or steak tartare. David Salinas

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $159.99

  • Organic
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  • Low Sulfur

Huré Frères NV Champagne Extra Brut Mémoire (Solera)

Based on a solera, or perpetual cuvée, started in 1982, the Mémoire Extra Brut is comprised of 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay, aged in foudre and bottled with 3 g/L dosage. The grapes come from all of the various Huré vineyard parcels and the cuvée is considered to be a broad "snapshot" of the domain's terroir and vinification aesthetic. Pale golden yellow in color and boating an ultra-fine bead, Mémoire offers soft aromas of Mirabelle plum, dried orange peel, lemon verbena, brown butter, with notes of honey. The palate is creamy, broad, round, and burnished with complex flavors of wild cherry, damson plum, heather honey, candied ginger, with a pleasing hint of nuttiness on the finish. There are multiple layers to this Champagne as befits its solera origins and it is better served by enjoying from a wine glass, rather than flute to allow the bouquet to develop fully. - John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
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  • $89.99

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  • 11 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition .375 ml

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
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  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $409.99

Laval, Georges 2015 Champagne Cumières Premier Cru Les Chênes

If ever there were an argument that portions of Cumières merit Grand Cru status, Laval's Les Chênes makes a convincing case. The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is something of a sun trap and produces Champagnes of power and precision in Vincent's able hands. Made up of 100% organically-farmed Chardonnay from the eponymous lieu-dit on the eastern side of the village (near the bottom of the slope down by the river), where the soils are chalky rather than the clays of other portions of the village. This is a particularly powerful blanc de blancs. While the nose offers yellow fruit, tangerine peel, green tea and citrus aromas, the mid-weight, sinewy, and broad palate is pungently mineral, displaying notes of salt, lemon curd, and quinine on a nascently complex, powerful, persistent finish. This is certainly delicious now, but tastings of previous vintages of Les Chênes lead one to believe there is plenty ahead for the patient. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $159.99

  • Organic
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Laval, Georges NV (2016 Base) Champagne Cumières 1er Cru Brut Nature

Domaine Georges Laval is  a tiny, artisan estate in the 1er Cru village of Cumières, an amphitheater shaped village with full southern exposition. Here in the this sun-kissed (for Champagne, at least) appellation, the exuberant Vincent Laval makes some of our favorite organic wines. They combine power and elegance, with a fine mineral cut and soaring aromatics. The nose of the 2016 base offers aromas of plum skin, apple blossom, and wild honey. The palate offers flavors of ripe apple and pear skin, with a savor core of wet stone and green tea on a long rising finish. This release of the 2016 base spent an extra year on the lees before disgorgement and shows an additional layer of complexity for it. John Mcilwain

  • white sparkling
  • 49 in stock
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  • $89.99

  • Organic
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Marguet 2014 Champagne Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Crayères

100% Pinot Noir. The lieu-dit of Les Crayères is one of the great parcels in Ambonnay, if not all of Champagne. This sunny, mid-slope vineyard produces Champagne of great energy and cut. While still in its infancy, one senses nascent complexity the nose offers aromas of apple skin and Meyer lemon zest with toasty, biscuity notes. The palate, currently wound up and a bit backward, offers red fruit and deep stone flavors, with good power and tension. Of the 2014 lieux-dits, the nervy Les Crayères will likely need the most time in the cellar to evolve and knit the pure fruit flavors and firm, muscular structure. Bottled without sulfur. Disgorged March  2019. John McIlwain

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  • 6 in stock
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  • $104.99

  • Organic
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Marguet 2014 Extra Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Saint Rémys

100% Pinot Noir. The 2014 Les Saints Rémys is the inaugural release of this parcellaire from Benoît Marguet. Located on the slope on the western side of Ambonnay near the border with Bouzy. The robe has a faint peach color, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is warm and floral with notes of peach skin, rose petals, blood orange zest, shortbread, and Pinot spice. The wine balances supple, ripe, red fruit flavors with a firm (verging on sinewy) structure within. This is already compellingly complex, though it should gain in detail and nuance with time in the bottle. This is a stellar addition to Benoît's lineup and offers a fascinating contrast to the racy, crystalline Les Crayères. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged March 2019. John McIlwain

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  • 3 in stock
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  • $104.99

  • Organic
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  • rosé sparkling
  • 52 in stock
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  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
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  • $104.99

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Marie-Courtin 2016 Coteaux Champenois Le Blanc de Tremble

100% Pinot Noir aged in amphoras, no sulfur added. The inaugural Coteaux from Marie-Courtin is here! Notes to follow.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
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  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
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  • $84.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $71.99

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  • 17 in stock
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  • $72.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $74.99

  • Organic

Perseval, Thomas 2014 Chamery 1er cru La Masure

  One of the inaugural parcellaire releases from organic vigneron Thomas Perseval from Chamery in northwestern Montagne de Reims, the Perseval "La Masure" 1er cru Extra Brut is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay from the 2014 vintage. Raised in enamel tank and barrel and disgorged in 2018 after three years on the lees. The nose offers aromas white flowers, Meyer lemon peel, red fruit, candied ginger, and sea spray. The palate has a snappy mineral attack followed by layered flavors of wild strawberry, salted plum, cool crushed herbs, chalk, brioche, and shows considerable drive and power on the medium-long, rising finish. With air the wine becomes still more harmonious and suave, never losing sight of the fine mineral core framing the ripe fruit.
John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Perseval, Thomas Base 2013 Chamery 1er cru Tradition (Disgorged 4/18)

While it's always a pleasure to receive a fresh shipment of bubbles, it's especially gratifying to receive new wine from organic vigneron Thomas Perseval. From vines in Chamery, located in northwestern Montagne de Reims, the Perseval Tradition 1er cru Extra Brut is a blend of 43% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 17% Chardonnay based on the 2013 vintage. Raised 70% in enamel, and 30% in barrel and disgorged in April of 2018. The nose shows white flowers, Meyer lemon peel, red fruit, candied ginger, and sea spray. The palate has a snappy mineral attack followed by layered flavors of wild strawberry, cool crushed herbs, chalk, brioche, and shows considerable drive and power on the medium-long, suave, rising finish. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 33 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic
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Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens

From an organically-farmed, single-vineyard parcel at the top of the slope on the western side of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay fermented in used barrels. Though from a premier cru village rather than its grand cru neighbor, Aÿ, the 2012 Les Blanchiens is no less an articulate expression of the calcareous clay soils that make up its terroir. The nose offers biscuit, lemon verbena, apple blossom and sea spray aromas. The palate shows punchy vibrant fruit on the attack, with an incisive minerality giving way to a rich and complex mid-palate. This is manifested by pungent soil notes, which give way to distinctly savory, mouth-filling, powerful finish. Though bottled without dosage, this is by no means austere, instead it's a confident expression of the Blanchiens terroir. (Disgorged Spring 2019) John McIlwain

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  • 11 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • Organic
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Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens 1.5L

From an organically-farmed, single-vineyard parcel at the top of the slope on the western side of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay fermented in used barrels. Though from a premier cru village rather than its grand cru neighbor, Aÿ, the 2012 Les Blanchiens is no less an articulate expression of the calcareous clay soils that make up its terroir. The nose offers biscuit, lemon verbena, apple blossom and sea spray aromas. The palate shows punchy vibrant fruit on the attack, with an incisive minerality giving way to a rich and complex mid-palate. This is manifested by pungent soil notes, which give way to distinctly savory, mouth-filling, powerful finish. Though bottled without dosage, this is by no means austere, instead it's a confident expression of the Blanchiens terroir. (Disgorged Spring 2019) John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $299.99

  • Organic
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  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne Grand Cru Extra-Brut Les Valnons

100% Chardonnay from the well-situated, south-facing Les Valnons Froid Cul lieu-dit on the upper slope of the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Fermented with native yeasts in neutral barrels. Disgorged in Spring 2019, dosage 2.5g/l. Les Valnons is a lovely, albeit somewhat atypical Blanc de Blancs from a village better known for its Pinot Noir. The robe on the 2012 has a pale gold color with a fine bead. This nervy Chardonnay offers aromas of wet stone, lemon oil, quinine, and quince. The palate is broad, expressive, and powerful offering citrus, spice, and mineral notes on a taut, complex, and detailed finish. There's great interplay between the ripe fruit and the electric acidity. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pouillon, R 2012 Champagne Grand Cru Brut Nature Les Valnon 1.5 L

100% Chardonnay from the well-situated, south-facing Les Valnons Froid Cul lieu-dit on the upper slope of the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Fermented with native yeasts in neutral barrels. Disgorged in Spring 2019, dosage 2.5g/l. Les Valnons is a lovely, albeit somewhat atypical Blanc de Blancs from a village better known for its Pinot Noir. The robe on the 2012 has a pale gold color with a fine bead. This nervy Chardonnay offers aromas of wet stone, lemon oil, quinine, and quince. The palate is broad, expressive, and powerful offering citrus, spice, and mineral notes on a taut, complex, and detailed finish. There's great interplay between the ripe fruit and the electric acidity. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $54.99

Roses de Jeanne (Cedric Bouchard) 2017 base Champagne Blanc de Noirs Val de Vilaine

Formerly known as Infloresence, as of 2012 Val de Vilaine, this Blanc de Noirs comes from a south-facing 1.49ha plot of vines in Polisy planted in 1974 owned by Cédric's father. If there's such a thing as an 'entry level' Champagne in Bouchard's lineup, this is it. Historically more approachable when young than Bouchard's other wines, Val de Vilaine, is now more tightly wound and concentrated as the already small yields were nearly halved to 26hl/ha bringing it in line with the other cuvées of Roses de Jeanne. Here you'll find a classic expression of Polisy terroir. -John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
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  • $64.99

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Rosé Zero (base 2013)

Tarlant pulls off smart austerity with enough charm, character and nuanced flavor to make for compelling and food-oriented Champagne. The NV Rosé (in this case based on the superb 2008 vintage) shows off red fruits such as currant and raspberry, which are interestingly contrasted by a spicy note that borders on being peppery. Not overtly creamy, this Rosé is extrememly minerally and elegant. (85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir -- non-dosé -- disgorged 6/13)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $59.99

  • Organic
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  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $79.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2017 Monthélie Les Sous Roches

From the biodynamically farmed high altitude Les Sous Roches lieu-dit on the northwest slope in Monthélie composed of thin stony clay soils over limestone.  The wine shows vibrant aromas of fraises des bois and cherry liqueur with earth, mint and citrus. The palate is dense and sapid with bright blackberry and black cherry fruit, spice, earth and firm acidity. Impressive length with sappy black fruits, mineral flavors and refreshing acidity. Delicious now, decant if possible, best to cellar 5 years and drink until 2030+. Serve with mushroom pappardelle, roast veal, grilled meats.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Corton Clos du Roi

From .38 hectares of biodynamically farmed vines averaging over 40 years old, high on the hillside of Corton. Traditionally the most powerful and long-lasting of the stable of red Corton lieux-dits at Chandon de Briailles. Plummy black fruit, animale funk, wood smoke, and fresh-turned earth. In the mouth ripe red/black fruit flavors mingle with pungent minerality on the vibrant mid-weight palate. There is good sap and firm, but ripe tannins supporting the racy fruit on the long, substantial finish. This has real class and should be sensational after 10-15 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $249.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Corton Grand Cru Les Bressandes

From 1.12 hectares spread across four parcels situated mid-slope above Les Maréchaudes with vines averaging 35 years. Deep limestone clay soils give classic Corton density and structure to the wines from the climat. The 2017 has a dark ruby robe and fine aromas of violets, wild strawberry, and raspberry with bosky notes of underbrush and freshly-turned earth and a bit of the classic Corton spice. The dense but expressive palate offers a mélange of ripe forest fruits, sour cherry, wild blackberry, blood orange peel, mustard seed and forest floor on a deeply mineral and coiled mid-palate with pungent soil notes driving a long, tangy, vibrant finish with a bit of the peacock's tail. Though young, this is displaying nascent complexity and bodes well for long aging.  When the elements knit, this should be sensational and drink beautifully for the better part of two decades. John McIlwain *Pre-arrival, wine arrives 5/28*

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $199.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Corton Grand Cru Les Maréchaudes

From a .4 hectare plot, located beneath Corton Bressandes. Ferruginous clay over limestone. Les Maréchaudes was planted between 1974 and 1979 and plowed by horse. Typically the most precocious of the red Corton grand crus at Chandon de Brialles, Les Maréchaudes can be enjoyed after just a few years in bottle, though it will improve over 12-15 years and beyond. The 2017 has a lovely nose offering aromas of crushed strawberry, red plum, black currant, and game. The palate shows a sweet ripeness and expressiveness with pretty flavors of stone fruit, wild raspberry, mustard seed, underlain with a tactile sense of earthiness and Corton spice. The supple fine-grained tannins lend a sense of gravitas and well-integrated acidity offers lift and brightness to the long, lingering finish. A buoyant and vibrant Maréchaudes! John McIlwain *Pre-arrival, wines arrive 5/28*

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $174.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Île des Vergelesses

3.13 hectares of vines dating from 1938, with an average age of 40 years, in limestone clay soils, well exposed to the east. Île des Vergelesses is considered the finest climat in Pernand-Vergelesses, producing elegant wines that age effortlessly for 20+ years, as a recent tasting of the 1990, 1999, and 2002 vintages showed. The 2017 has a dark ruby robe with an exuberant nose offering bright floral and red and black fruit aromas. The deep-pitched palate offers a fine array of juicy red berry and black cherry flavors with notes of crushed herbs and soil notes framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and brisk acidity, and a bit of the peacock's tail on the vibrant, layered, expansive finish. Decant now or cellar for 7-10 years and beyond to allow the fruit and structural elements to integrate.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $82.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières

From 50-year-old vines located mid-slope. 50% whole cluster. The shallow soils overlay flat limestone rocks, giving way to clay subsoils.  The 2017 has a deep ruby robe. The nose is redolent of violets, hedge fruits and spice. The mid-weight palate shows good ripeness and punch with juicy blackberry and cassis flavors and sauvage notes with a pungently mineral—verging on salty—core, finishing with a burst of spice on the long, detailed, lip-smacking finish. This is earthy, though by no means rustic and shows great flair. There is sneaky structure and while this is delicious now, this will benefit from 5-8 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Les Bertins

The Chantal Lescure Pommard 1er Cru "Les Bertins" is from a one hectare parcel of old vines on the Volnay side of Pommard, at the base of the slope in clay over hard  limestone and rocky debris. There is a pre-fermentation maceration followed by a long, slow fermentation with wild yeasts, with aging in 30% new barrels with one soutirage after 18 months. The wine shows a deep red/black color with bright, elegant aromas of blackberry and black cherry, deep and meaty with rose, earth and blood orange. The palate is dense and chalky with round, sappy blackberry and red currant fruit, licorice and minerals, lifted by bright acidity. The finish is long with saline minerals and black fruits lingering on the palate. Decant if drinking now - this very elegant Pommard will benefit from five years of cellaring, then enjoy until 2035. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 18 in stock
  • $31.99

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  • 7 in stock
  • $67.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

Chevrot 2018 Bourgogne Rose 'Sakura'

This Pinot Noir rosé is a blend of the saignée from villages and 1er cru fruit in Maranges, a straight pressing of Hautes Côtes de Beaune fruit, and pellicular maceration of fruit from Hautes Côtes de Beaune. Pale pink, effusive on the nose with aromas of cherry blossom (of course), wild strawberry, cherry, and chalk. Palate is ripe, racy and juicy. Ripe stone fruit and savory herbal notes lend interest. Lip-smacking finish. This is nearly incandescent with bright fruit and crackling energy. A fabulous rosé for an aperitif  or with dinner outdoors on a warm Summer evening. John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 25 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Comte Armand 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux

In the decidedly difficult 2016 Comte Armand's Clos des Epeneaux is a lovely wine in the making, though with a more lifted and energetic character, rather than a stern one. The nose offers aromas of black and red cherries, with cool herbal aromas and hints of oak and spice. The midweight palate is supple, rather than sinewy with loads of black and red fruits, savory earth notes and a cool, yet pungent sense of minerality on a  deceptively long finish. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $219.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $147.99

De Montille 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Pèzerolles 1.5L

From 1.35 hectares of organically-farmed vines. The 2015 vintage is 50% whole cluster fermentation aged in 30% new barrels. Pèzerolles is always one of the silkier and suppler expressions of Pommard, with a fine core of stoniness within. In 2015 De Montille has released a beautiful example. The nose is exuberantly perfumed with intriguing aromas of violets, tea roses, and crunchy red berry fruit. The palate is bright and suffused with ripe red and black fruit flavors, notes of black tea, and spices with a discreet framing of some new oak. The vibrant fruit seems to dance over a deeply mineral core that integrates with time in the glass and culminates in a long, succulent, fresh finish. There's none of the roasted character of some of the 2015s, and this is deeply satisfying in its poise, energy, and balance. Bravo! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $329.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

De Montille 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Pèzerolles

From 1.35 hectares of organically-farmed vines. The 2016 vintage is 33% whole cluster fermentation aged in 30% new barrels. Pèzerolles is always one of the silkier and suppler expressions of Pommard (due to the limestone soils) with a fine core of stoniness within. In 2016 de Montille has released a beautiful example with a bright, high-toned nose with pretty aromas of wild strawberries, cherry, wet stone, and brown spice. The palate is lithe, racy, and mineral with pure red fruit and stone fruit flavors underlain by a savory, stony core and zesty acidity on a long, expressive, mouthwatering finish. This will benefit from a few years in the cellar and drink beautifully for a decade beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

De Montille 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens-Bas 1.5L

If ever there was an argument for the elevation of Pommard 1er cru Rugiens to grand cru status, de Montille's Rugiens-Bas certainly makes a convincing case. The 2016 is 40% whole cluster with aging in 1/3 new oak. The robe is a dark ruby, nearing purple. Aromatically, this offers a kaleidoscopic array of dark flowers, black fruits, and deeply earthy scents with more seemingly in reserve. The palate is intensely flavored with plummy fruit, good mid-palate density, firm tannins and a firm core on ferrous minerality on a concentrated, long finish. This is offering good nascent complexity, though the impression is of a Rugiens that is coiled and will need time to reveal its potential. Given the better part of a decade in the cellar, this should be sensational as the magnificent fruit integrates with the significant structure and drink beautifully for another 10-15 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $389.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Domaine Parent 2016 Pommard 1er cru Les Epenots

40% whole cluster, from parcels in Grands and Petits Epenots. The 2016 Les Epenots from organic Domaine Parent has a dark ruby robe. The nose is a touch reticent on opening; with air, lovely black fruit and soil aromas emerge with plum, iron, and crushed herbs giving way to game notes. The palate is densely concentrated with flavors of black cherry, plum skin, black tea, and spice over a vibrant and deeply-pitched mineral core, framed by ripe tannins and leading to an admirably long, detailed finish. This has great purity and energy and should age effortlessly. A beautiful Epenots! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $154.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Faiveley 2016 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru

Ripe, perfumed, and dark-fruited on the nose with a mélange of floral and spice notes and a discreet touch of oak, the 2016 Clos des Cortons has a sensational sense of brightness and complexity. The palate offers a dramatic combination of pure fruit, supple tannins, and vigorous minerality on a layered, harmonious, classy finish. This is lovely and should age effortlessly. Beautiful Corton, indeed. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $269.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Climat du Val

The Lafouge Climat du Val is normally the least forward of the three premier crus, and needs a bit more aging to reach it's peak. The 2016 shows lovely aromas of black raspberry, red currant, black cherry, violet and earth. The palate is medium-bodied and intense with firm acidity and dense, very earthy berry fruits, quite mineral, with deep fruit and with a very long finish of ripe berry and saline minerals. 2016 is a vintage of dense, pure fruit, firm acidity and excellent terroir expression and the Climat du Val is a great example - drink now in it's lovely if austere youth, cellar for five years and drink happily until 2035.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $38.99

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru La Chapelle

La Chapelle is a "climat" in Auxey-Duresses within Les Breterins and Reugne, on the steep slope of la Montagne de Bourdon, facing south/southeast. The vines are well-placed in mid-slope and are mostly sixty years-old, giving the most "generous" of the three Lafouge premier crus. The soils here are partially "marnes blanches"which seems to contribute to the more supple and elegant style of wines from this site.  In this vintage of low yields and "classic" structure, the "La Chapelle"is a paticularly serious wine, showing a deep garnet/black color and aromas of tart morello cherry, plum and black raspberry with earth, violet and herbal notes, quite elegant. The palate shows a lovely texture of chalky fruit with dense black raspberry and wild strawberry, licorice and earth, finishing with sappy fruit and saline minerals. Please decant or open well in advance if drinking now, best perhaps 2023 - 2030+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • 1 in stock
  • $94.99

Morey, Pierre 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

From 48-year-old biodynamically-farmed vines from the lieu-dit Les Pétures. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts. The 2016 has a dark ruby robe. A mélange of red and black fruits, sous-bois, and freshly-turned earth on the nose with a faint hint of spice. The mid-weight and supple palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, and game flavors, underlain with a deeply mineral core and a long mouthwatering, moderately tannic, expansive finish.  This is beautiful Santenots and should age effortlessly as the elements integrate. Every year this is one of my favorite Santenots and a sure bet for cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Dark forest and hedge fruits on nose, earthy and brooding with game aromas. Taut and mineral, with a core of pungent soil notes of black tea, cherry pit, spice and stone on a dense mid-weight palate. Tightly wound, energetic, on the attack; savory and dark-fruited on the finish. This is a bit reserved at the  moment and benefits from a substantial decant or 5-10 years in the cellar. John McIlwain (June 4, 2019) - What a difference a few months make. This Bressandes has uncoiled to reveal pure wild raspberry and red currant flavors, the nose has become more expressive, exhibiting more floral plum and spice notes. There's a quite a bit more charm here while the underlying balance remains impeccable. Tasted recently alongside another dozen Beaune 1ers, this showed exceptionally well. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils*, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels.Even with the minimal extraction practiced at the estate, the 2017 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of black cherry and ripe strawberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense and chalky with blackberry, earth, cocoa and minerals with terrific length of red currant, earth and juicy acidity.  This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth - it's a bit softer than the 2016 -  and should be a superb mature wine as well, perhaps until 2035 and beyond.  David Lillie   *("A formation rare in Burgundy 'la grèze lithée.' An ancient limestone cliff dominated the slope in the distant past, which eroded leaving debris of small pepples which covered the slope at this spot from top to bottom - leaving a steep slope facing east with a soil rich in pepples, deep, warm and dry, where the vines roots penetrate deeply."

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2018 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with the stems, bringing just the right structure to this lush and beautiful wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky and sapid, showing the ripeness of the 2018s, with lush berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, drink until 2035.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $114.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $124.99

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

Bachelet, Denis 2016 Bourgogne Rouge

From two plots planted in 1977 and 1986 in limestone clay soils.  100% destemmed and aged in used barrels. Domaine Bachelet is one of the greatest growers in Burgundy and this Bourgogne  shows all the breed and class of a Gevrey villages. Highly recommended.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $76.99

Bachelet, Denis 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

From 60-70-year-old vines spread across multiple lieux-dits. 100% destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, 20% new oak. Perhaps the most elegant and knit of the Gevrey-Villages. This is at least premier cru quality every vintage and ages effortlessly into deeply satisfying wine. Truly benchmark for the village and a smart choice for cellaring every year. John Mcilwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $164.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $54.99

Burguet, Alain 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux

From 32-year-old vines on shallow stony soils. Champeaux is one of the brightest and most vibrant of the Gervrey 1ers. Burguet's is easily one of my favorites. Bright red fruits and violets dominate the nose, the palate is cool, refined, and has great concentration, exhibiting a finely mineral finish. (Verging on cerebral were it not for the prettiness of the fruit.) John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Chantal Lescure 2016 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots

Nestled in between Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Echezeaux, Les Suchots is a premier cru break in the line of grands cru that runs from La Tache to Mazis-Chambertin, this is likely due to the small dip in the hillside that makes the climat cooler. But what a premier cru! The 2016 from Chantal Lescure is begulingly perfumed with aromas of tea roses, exotic spice, wild cherry, and a cool herbal topnote. The palate is lithe and racy with lovely flavors of red fruits and a game, with more of that Vosne spice and a fine grained structure that balances the lush fruit with bright acidity and framing tannins. This is delicious with a quick decanting, but should really shine with a few years in bottle. Gorgeous Beaux-Monts and attractively priced (relative to its neighbors). John McIlwain

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

Faiveley 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

The 2016 Faiveley Clos de Bèze already offers a dazzling array of dark and red fruits, wild berries, pure cherry, and turned earth on the nose. The concentrated palate offers spicy cherry and plum flavors with notes of game, mustard seed, and black tea over a layered and dense mineral core of impressive length and complexity giving way to a long, detailed, stony finish. This will take the better part of a decade to integrate all of its elements, but should provide rewarding drinking for the patient. Excellent Clos de Bèze. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $449.99

Fourrier 2015 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Goulots

From vines planted in 1966 by Champeaux and Combe Aux Moines. Fourrier made some truly beautiful wines in 2015 handling the ripeness and power deftly. This should age effortlessly.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $369.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $299.99

Grivot, Jean 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

50+-year-old vines. Grivot's Clos Vougeot is backwards at this time, but has the fruit and the structure to make for old bones. Great energy is implied within structural elements, give it 7-10 years and drink for another 15.John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $354.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $499.99

Jane et Sylvain 2016 Côte de Nuits Villages Queue de Hareng

The vines are in the lieu-dit "Queue de Hareng" below an old quarry at the top of the slope in Brochon, next to Fixin 1er Cru "la Perrière," on shallow red/brown soils of mountain silt and limestone pebbles over the limestone bedrock. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentations with minimal SO2. The 2016 Jane et Sylvain Côte de Nuits-Villages is a bit denser than the previous vintages from this site -  it's a superb and unusual Burgundy showing intense aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry with rose leaf, brown spice and herbal notes as well as dusty stone and mineral scents which are typical of this vineyard. With aeration the aromas become more pure and fruit-driven and the palate shows lovely black cherry, strawberry and red currant fruit, quite dense and ripe, with firm tannins. Decant 4 to 6 hours in advance if drinking now, or cellar for 3 to 5 years and drink till 2030. Highly recommended for those who enjoy some minerals in their Burgundy!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jane et Sylvain 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny

Jane et Sylvain have a superb, tiny parcel of Gevrey 1er Cru "Fonteny," high up in the southwest corner, separated from Grand Cru Ruchottes by a dirt track, certified organic. We have 36 btls of Fonteny for the vintage - given the structure of the "regular" Gevrey from Jane et Sylvain, the Fonteny will benefit from ten years in the cellar and should become a profound wine when mature.  In January of 2014, I tasted the 2002 Fonteny in the cellar with Jane and Sylvain.Their eldest son was born in 2002, so they saved a bunch for him, but were generous enough to share one with my father and me. It was transcendental - what I refer to as my "religious experience" with red Burgundy, and possibly one of the most memorable wines I've ever tasted. Flowers, stones, dried fruit, the subtle touch of tannin...truly a blissful experience. Jane says the wine has "la finesse du Ruchottes," referring to the Grand Cru vineyard that is literally feet away from the edge of their vines.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $78.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $94.99

Lignier-Michelot 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Like the rest of the lineup, the 2016 Clos de la Roche from Lignier-Michelot is a wine of nearly startling intensity and purity. The nose is redolent of spicy red fruits, violets and roses, and earthy game aromas with layer after layer of soil notes. The perfectly ripe palate is a mélange of sweet, ripe, pure fruit dancing above a deeply-pitched mineral core of fantastically articulate detail. I love the balance of shimmering energy and mineral intensity here that carries through on the long, sophisticated, rising finish. This has great class and will benefit from 10-12 years in the cellar and beyond. A truly beautiful Clos de la Roche! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $344.99

Lignier-Michelot 2016 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2016 is effusively perfumed with aromas of black and red hedge fruits, red plum, cassis, spicebox, and freshly turned soil. The mid-weight, concentrated palate is distinctly stony, with a ferrous minerality under-girding perfectly ripe, supple fruit and proceeding to an impeccably balanced and persistent finish. This is a satisfying, serious, albeit lovely Faconnières, which should reward cellaring for 8-10 years and drinking well beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $134.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers

Les Sentiers is located beneath the Bonnes Mares grand cru, north of the village and shares similar soils.  The wines, while layered and elegant, are more muscular and velvety, rather than silken and high-toned. The  Magnien "Sentiers" is from vines ranging from 45 to 90 years old and ages for 12 months in barrel, 10% new, then 2 to 3 months in cuve inox.  The 2017 vintage is effusively perfumed, with aromas of black cherry, wild raspberry,  violets, forest floor, and iron.  Dark cherry, black tea, and blood orange peel on the sappy, yet chalky, mineral palate. As befits the cru's proximity to Bonnes Mares, this is a more masculine expression of Chambolle-Musiginy. There's good concentration of fruit here, in addition to distinct terroir delineation; with still more to be revealed as the structure resolves itself further.  Decant now or better still, hold for 5 to 15 years. Only 12 btls are available.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $73.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From two premier crus, Les Gruenchers and Clos Baulet, mid slope in Morey Saint-Denis, giving a slightly fuller wine than Faconnieres. As with all of Stephane's parcels, there is a high percentage of old vines of "pinot tordu." Stephane Magnien is a longtime Chambers  favorite. The 2017 "Aux Petites Noix" has a dark ruby robe. The nose is a touch reserved at first; with an hour in the glass, aromas of black fruits, Lapsang Suchong, mustard seed, and game emerge, with a pleasing cool herbal note lending lift. The palate is mid-weight and fairly concentrated for the vintage—blackberry syrup, dark loamy soil, game, and iron dance around savory mineral core girded by ripe, though somewhat firm tannins. This has good sap and there’s enough sophistication and supple fruit for this to be a pleasure with air (and it is a pleasure), but there’s enough structure, balance, and nascent complexity to warrant 7-10 years of cellaring so that the elements knit. That said, this is just cracking with braised duck legs and olives over  grits, and mustard greens. This is a lovely bottle for earthy, soulful fare and well worth the tariff. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $66.99

Magnien, Stephane 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Monts Luisants

Situated to the west of Grand Cru "Clos de la Roche," this steep and stony parcel has very thin topsoil over the limestone, with vines from 15 to 75 years-old. The 2017 has a dark ruby robe. Aromas of black fruit, spice box, bramble and sauvage grace the nose with notes of forest floor and a touch of oak. The mid-weight palate offers ripe plum and blackberry fruit flavors, with a crosscurrent of brambly herbaceousness. Nice framing mineral saltiness and ripe tannins, good vibrant acidity. This is vivacious and confidently Morey in character with plenty of charm and enough earthy gravitas to keep things honest. This displays the 2017 charm but with plenty of terroir expression. A delicious Les Monts-Luisants with plenty of upside for cellaring in the mid-term. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

Rateau 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin

From two small parcels in "Aux Eletois" (below Grand Cru Griottes)  and "les Epointures" (below 1er Cru Clos Prieur) on the more fine and aromatic side of Gevrey. Ruby robe. The nose offers an intriguing contrast between floral aromas and gamy, sauvage notes. For every rose petal, there’s a contrasting earth tone. The tension is compelling. On the palate ripe cherry and raspberry flavors are underlain by a pungent stoniness on a mid-weight, faintly tannic, but fresh, finish. This is delicious, if brambly, now but should gain in suavity with time in the bottle. I’d choose to pair this with something autumnal and savory. Pigéon? Pintade? Daube? John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $559.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $189.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Germany

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $73.99

Adam, A.J. 2018 Mosel Riesling Im Pfarrgarten Feinherb

Translating to 'in the garden of the rectory', this is a plot planted in the 1960s on a flat terrain of heavy, alluvial soils mixed with eroded slate from the Hofberg above. As one can guess from the name, the vineyard once belonged to the rector for the parish of the town of Dhron. Fermented with natural yeasts, unfined, and aged in stainless steel, when tasted in June 2019, the wine was a bit closed on the nose, reflecting the recent bottling; thankfully the palate is fresh, mineral and balanced with a prickle of acidity lifting the slightest sweetness of green plum and mango along with white grapefruit zest, a delicious feinherb that should settle in nicely. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white off-dry
  • 21 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

Dreissigacker 2015 Rheinhessen Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken

The amphitheater-shaped Kirchspiel vineyard faces south-southeast with soils of limestone, marl, and clay. Jochen Dreissigacker farms these vines organically, and all spontaneous fermentation and aging occurred in stainless steel for this vintage. This is truly spellbinding Riesling with the beautiful concentration of 2015 balanced by bright acidity and the slightest bit of residual sugar. Honeysuckle, orange oil, mango and just-ripe peaches dance on the palate and linger on for ages. A delightful bottle that should age with grace for the long-term, and a thoughtful gift for the Riesling-head in your life. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic

Durst, Andreas 2015 Pfalz Bockenheim Pinot Noir "S"

Andreas Durst lives but a stone's throw away from Daniel and Jonas Brand, in Bockenheim, a small town in the northern Pfalz (very close to the Rheinhessen border). Working less than a hectare in total, and making wine out of his garage, Andreas has managed to produce some incredibly spell-binding Pinot Noir (not to mention Portugieser and Sylvaner), aged in old barrique. Really quite elegant, with subtle flavors of ripe sour cherries, red apple skin, baked strawberries, and a touch of lees, layered with savory notes of red flowers on the lengthy finish. In this case, 'S' is to mark that there is just a slight amount to sulfur added at bottling. Pair with roasted root vegetable tart, mushroom gratin, turkey and herbed stuffing. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2018 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 6

The two different Euchariusberg Spätlese bottlings (AP 6 and AP 14) are sourced from two separate parcels, found further up the Großschock slope from the plots used for the Kabinett wines. CB   Fuder Klaus Lang 

  • white medium-sweet
  • 39 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2018 Saar Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spätlese Feinherb AP 3

Yellow peach and blossoms on the nose, fruity and fun, perfect balance; the feinherbs from Falkenstein are often some of my favorite wines in the collection. This vintage is bursting with ripe nectarines, tangerines, green mango lemonade, and yes, residual sugar, but the acidity it poised to make this just the most refreshing and invigorating wine you never knew you needed. I love these wines because they are  usually 10% alcohol, are incredibly affordable, and are the darling of any dinner situation they attend. Pair with Mexican food, Szechuan food, Thai, Indian, fried chicken and mac 'n' cheese, Schnitzel, most anything really, and come and tell me it's not the favorite wine of the night. Cari Bernard    (Fuder Palm)

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

Immich-Batterieberg 2016 Mosel Ellergrub Riesling

Gernot's parcel of the Ellergrub is 2.2 hectares of ungrafted vines, over 80 years old. Farming is organic, fermentation is spontaneous, and the wine ages in a neutral oak barrels. In a shocking twist, the 2016 Ellergrub is slightly off-dry! The wine boasts a floral elegance and herbal freshness on the nose, yet is still quite dense and rich, with notes of yellow apricot, roses, and white peach skin giving way to a touch of citrus zest and strawberries on the finish. Cari Bernard 

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Koch, Holger 2018 Baden Bickensohler 'Ja Goutte!'

Holger Koch's wines are the sleeper hits of Swabia. His Pinot Noirs run the gamut from fresh, red-fruited, and bright to structured, umami-rich, and quite serious; and the Weiss and Grauburgunder wines showcase his dedication to making quality, complex wines from these regionally less-exalted grape varieties. 'Ja Goutte!' is, as the label may suggest, a more casual wine for drinking in the now. A blend of younger-vine Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, and Grauburgunder (15% whole cluster fermentation) aged in a mix of stainless steel and 500L neutral barrel. White fruit and flowers, stone on the nose, the wine has a lovely energy bolstering ripe pineapple, green herbs, white peach, apricot, Fuji apple with saline minerality on the finish. Enjoy with meatier fish, roasted chicken, cheese plates, risotto. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2017 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's parcel of the Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Ayler Kupp, closer to the base of the slope. Rocks and green apple skin, lemon balm, apricot, and white florals peek through on the nose and the palate, along with green mango, peaches, and orange juice concentrate (I'm talking frozen orange juice concentrate), with a beautiful tension--a graceful push-and-pull between the racy acidity and silky fruits, with a driving mineral thread throughout. Enjoyable now, this would be a real treat to check in on in 5-10 years. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2017 Saar Riesling Feils (Saarfeils) GG

Don't let the name fool you , this is Saarfeils, a Grand Cru site across the river from Ayler Kupp, with a warmer climate and higher levels of gravel in the soil. CB

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2017 Saar Riesling Kupp GG

The grapes for this GG come only from mid-slope Ayler Kupp, at the turn of the hill. This legendary location makes for age-worthy wines with verve and complexity. CB

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2017 Saar Riesling Schonfels GG

This steep site basically dead-ends into a cliff above the river and I found myself walking about one-third of the way down into the vines before deciding I still had things I wanted to do with my life, and tumbling off a cliff wasn't one of them. Proximity to the river gives adequate warmth and cooling breezes to provide the key diurnal temperatures that influence acidity and expressiveness of aromatics. The soil here is mostly blue slate, which also helps to absorb the heat from the sun. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn

Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around; the meager soils, cooler climate and wind at this altitude make for a site that is often harvested last. A nose flooded with gardenias and magnolia blossoms, sorrel, stone and wild strawberries, the Stirn is singing with zesty green plum and mango, key lime zest, grapefruit, and nectarine, great balance and tension built on a mineral core. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 22 in stock
  • $44.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg

Covered in eroded gray slate, Unterstenberg is the site on the Ayler Kupp that has the highest capacity for water retention due to its location at the foot of the hillside. Nicely balanced florals and yellow nectarines, Fuji apple, just slightly off-dry. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 7 Spätlese

Much like the Kabinett, grapes for the Spätlese are pre-selections from multiple vineyards on Ayler Kupp. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Kern Fass 9

Kern is a parcel on the west-facing side of the Ayler Kupp, extending from the top to the bottom of the slope, with slate at multiple levels of erosion, warmed by the afternoon sun. When we tried the wine a few months ago, it was showing a bit more reticence than expected (but we assume that's an unfortunate side-effect from tasting suitcase-carried bottles right after arrival). Subtle notes of green herb stems, delicate florals, and juicy orange, balanced with just a hint of sweetness. We look forward to re-visiting this bottle! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 20 in stock
  • $43.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's parcel of the Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Ayler Kupp, closer to the base of the slope. Tasting notes forthcoming...Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $55.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 3 Feinherb

New to the US, sourced from a parcel adjacent to Stirn on the Ayler Kupp. Fass 3 is that electric, ever-so-slightly off-dry Saar Riesling we love: bright notes of juicy tangerine and nectarine are focused and practically shimmer on the palate. A lively pairing for ceviche, fried chicken, salty snacks, dry hot pot. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 40 in stock
  • $29.99

Lauer, Peter 2018 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 4 Feinherb

Another newcomer this vintage, Fass 4 is sourced from the Scheidterberg and Rauberg vineyards, located west/northwest of the town of Ayl with south/southeast exposition and much softer gradient to the slope. Fass 4 is more citrusy than the Fass 3: key lime juice, tangerines, starfruit and nectarines are punchy, light and fresh with kaleidoscopic acidity balancing the 36 g/L of residual sugar and sustaining a lengthy finish. Brilliant Riesling in all senses of the word. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

Leiner 2017 Pfalz Riesling Trocken 1L

Biodynamic Riesling grown on loess and loam soils in the Southern Pfalz, fermented and aged in stainless steel.

  • 31 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $98.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling BA 375ml

When was the last time we had a BA from Schaefer at the shop? April of 2014. Have we tasted this one? No, but when there's Beerenauslese available, you just say yes. (AP 16) Cari Bernard

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $289.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 18 in stock
  • $53.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $128.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 19 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $152.99

  • white off-dry
  • 7 in stock
  • $42.99

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

The Schaefer family still only farms 4.2 hectares, the majority of which tower behind their hometown of Graach (2 ha on Domprobst, 2 ha on Himmelreich), as well as .2 ha on the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, all in total, they work over 100 separate parcels. Graacher Himmelreich (Kingdom of Heaven) is home to Devonian slate soils (blue/gray) with a south/southwest exposition; the Himmelreich and its neighboring vineyard the Domprobst both have access to a unique network of underground water veins that bring a cooling element and much needed support to the vines on this fairly warm site. Grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed whole cluster, and spontaneously ferment and age in old Fuder. In contrast to the incredibly low yields of 2017, 2018 was practically a bumper crop (I exaggerate). Delightfully floral on the nose, the Himmelreich is creamy and medium-bodied with notes of freshly-cut Fuji apple, smoke, peach candy, mango, salted orange on the lengthy finish. This would be a delightful Riesling to pair with the mix of sweet and richly savory elements of your holiday table, just make sure you open maybe thirty minutes before serving. Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 17 in stock
  • $51.99

Spindler, Heinrich 2014 Pfalz Pechstein Riesling Trocken

Beneath a layer of sandy-loam, Pechstein's soils hold basalt or pitched stone, the source of this vineyard's name. Along with the Jesuitengarten this wine was one of the clear stand-outs of Markus' 2014 campaign. It shines a golden honey yellow in the glass and welcomes with aromas of lilacs, chrysanthemums, grilled pistachios, lavender, and cranberries. The palate shows a fine minerality, offering tremendous length with notes of white truffles prior to a linden blossom finish. This is nuanced and impeccably detailed, dry Riesling!

- David Salinas

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

Vollenweider 2016 Mosel Riesling Schimbock

Schimbock is a west-facing, slightly cooler, tiny parcel of gray and blue slate terraces with ungrafted, old vines with smaller, looser bunches (less-prone to botrytis). The grapes are pressed in a basket press over the span of 18 hours, and the wine ages in old fuder (1000L), whereas Daniel's other wines age in stainless tank. Three and a half days of skin contact gives beautiful structure and balance to the notes of soft white cherry, nectarine, and underripe pineapple--delicious! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $41.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $113.99

Weiser-Künstler 2018 Mosel Riesling Feinherb

Riesling sourced from the Steffensberg, Schlossberg, Taubenhaus, and Sonnenlay vineyards. The ripeness of the 2018 vintage gives us a lush and concentrated wine with a youthful acidity; playful and fruity with notes of ripe peaches, Fuji apple, tangerine juice, with tart lemonade on the lengthy finish. Should pair quite well with spicier cuisine, fried chicken, Thai noodle dishes. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white off-dry
  • 18 in stock
  • $38.99

Weiser-Künstler 2018 Mosel Riesling Trarbacher Schlossberg Kabinett

A new offering this vintage, from vines in the historically renowned Trarbacher Schlossberg vineyard. Tasting notes forthcoming!

  • white off-dry
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Italy Piedmont

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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
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  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

Barale 2014 Barolo Castellero

Castellero is located in the village of Barolo, between the more famous vineyards of Bussia and Cannubi. This steep slope is composed of well-draining calcareous marl which are perfectly suited to Nebbiolo. This site is planted to the historic Michet, Rosè and Lampia clones of Nebbiolo, and propagated by massale selection. The Castellero is deeper and shows more concentration than the normale bottling, with notes of cherry, red forest fruit, dried spices, herbs, floral notes of rose and violet, sweet spice, and undergrowth. Pair with roasted red meat or game, or cellar for a few decades. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $14.99

Boggione, Claudio 2014 Barolo Brunate

A really terrific 2014, and the most forward of the trio of vintages we currently have in stock. It’s a touch lighter and more open than the 2015, brighter and with grainy, slightly more rustic tannin; good (and balanced) concentration and a mostly savory palate speak to me of Brunate – a wine to drink sooner than the 2013 or 2015. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Boggione, Claudio 2015 Barolo Brunate

After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2015 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it blossoms, expressing both finesse and the power of Brunate - and it becomes increasingly delicious. I will put some bottles in the cellar, but given sufficient time in the decanter you can enjoy this now. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $17.99

Bricco Ernesto 2017 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

The 2017 boasts a more warm, comforting character. It started out pronounced and edgy, but after tasting periodically over an evening, the wine mellowed into aromas of cherry, winter spices, and airy, roasted coffee. Flavors of dried red fruits and black pepper developed on the palate. Perfect for a cold night. Dave Hatzopoulos

To my taste I would have to guess this was a Barbaresco, but a Barbaresco of great finesse and elegance. If there’s a place in the wine to determine that you’re elsewhere, it might be the unbelievably suave and ripe tannins of the Bricco Ernesto. Aromatically the wine is expansive and rich, a lovely combo of dark cherry fruit and earthy Nebbiolo florality and earthiness. The palate is bright and intense, with an incredibly complex finish – a burst of black cherry, amaro-like herbs, citrus, balsam, and that very fine tannin to extend everything. This is a much deeper and more serious Roero wine than one would ever expect. It is, by any definition, a natural wine, completely unmanipulated, and with a final SO2 level of 27mg. Pretty brilliant wine, in my book, and it will be really interesting to see how it develops. I have a very high opinion of just two other Roero producers (Chiesa, and Val del Prete), but Bricco Ernesto is a game-changer. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $224.99

Brovia 2015 Barolo

At $58.99, this is a bargain Barolo – no irony intended / all things being relative. The 2015 is about 70% Brea Ca’Mia, a Grand Cru if there ever was one. Brea accounts for the intensely chalky, savory profile of the wine – a baby at this stage, and in need of a good 10 years asleep in the cellar. Still, a bargain! Jamie Wolff

A lot of structure in this young Barolo, and even after being open for over 4 hours it still seemed quite austere. Yet nonetheless very impressive, with a lot of complexity. Notes of medicinal cherry, raspberry, rhubarb, citrus peel, burnt orange peel, and very pretty floral tones of fresh and dried roses. The palate shows prominent tannins that will take a few years to soften. No need to rush this wine. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 49 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic

Brovia 2015 Barolo Brea Ca'Mia

The range of wines at Brovia always show individual character, but this is amplified in 2015. Alex Sanchez (of Brovia) told us that he sees 2015 as first “a vintage of terroir”; when we get to the Brea Ca’Mia one of our group says “Serralunga to 11”, which pretty well sums it up, except that there are only a few other wines from Serralunga of this quality (side diatribe: most Rionda misses the standard). As usual the Ca’Mia is the most tannic and structured of the line-up, this is certainly a long-term prospect. 111 points. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic

Brovia 2015 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione

As always, this is a special wine. Elegant, but fairly powerful, tasted in May 2019 it showed a ton of depth amplified by ripe tannin, and a complex and super-long finish. In many vintages Brovia Rocche has made me think of Chambolle, but the 2015 is more in the line of Cote Rotie. Ok, that may be a specious comparison, but I do love Cote Rotie! Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic

Brovia 2015 Barolo Villero

– A beauty – tight, of course, and subtle and austere now, I thought this was a gorgeous Villero, with everything you’d want in a wine to put away for 20 years. Very fine indeed. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
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  • 10 in stock
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Cavallotto 1974 Barolo Bricco Boschis

"This wine, produced with selected grapes obtained only from our vines in Castiglione Falletto, at the center of the Barolo zone, aged in large oak barrels and left to rest in bottle in our cellar, every year, with a ritual that is always renewed, offers people the flavors, aromas, sensations and feeling of something that comes from the earth and that brings an uncontaminated essence and vitality."

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Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo

From 4 Verduno vineyards and Gramolere (10%); very appealing with black cherry fruit and spice; medium-bodied, open mid-palate; very nice indeed and surprisingly open, complete, and easy to drink. Tasted again this week (11/30/19) I find the wine stunningly good - very aromatic, very seductive, showing great depth and balance - I absolutely love it. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 37 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo Gramolere

This shows a clear step away from the cooler Verduno wines, with silky, suave tannins, and a richer palate; it’s more muscular, and denser than the Verduno wines. It’s beautifully integrated and complete – quite amazingly appealing for new Barolo. I wrote that “this would be very popular”. Of course there’s only one way to find out… Jamie Wolff

The Gramolere from Fratelli Alessandria showed really nice intensity, both on the nose and the palate. The ripeness of the vintage shows, with a slightly candied and juicy quality to the cherry and raspberry fruit. The palate introduces more savory notes of cocoa nibs and some herbal character. Great density and richness to this Barolo that will appeal to folks looking for some broadness in their Nebbiolo. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo Monvigliero

Dark red fruit, limestone – a juicy underpinning for firm chalky tannin, rich and lifted, pure and delicious. A grand cru wine, and some competition for that other Monvigliero…Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo is along the slope to the east of Monvigliero, with slightly more western exposures. Vittorio says that San Lorenzo Barolo is usually "feminine and more delicate" than his other wines. I certainly found the tannins to be soft and accessible, and the wine to be open and fresh with excellent balance. A lovely wine now, but clearly with a long way to go. Jamie Wolff

I really enjoyed this with some air. Deep red fruit on the nose, dark cherry, red plums, with some of baking spice, nutmeg, cedar, hints of exotic spice such as star anise, an a bit of cocoa. There is a nuance and complexity (especially in the fruit elements) that is a clear upgrade on the normale bottling. Still quite lifted and vibrant on the palate, but with just a tiny hint of austerity and bitterness. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
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Negri, Giulia 2015 Barolo Serradenari

A stunning wine - my note from tasting in the cellar starts with a highly scientific, “Wow!” There is none of the potential excess of 2015, instead lovely fruit, with savory, balsalm and stony notes. You get the sensation of a dark core that has yet to blossom – giving the fruit a stony base and suggesting great potential in the cellar, although the wine is balanced and delicious now. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Negri, Giulia 2015 Barolo Tartufaia

Beautifully balanced between fruit and savory aromas and flavors supported by very fine ripe tannin and fresh acidity, with fantastic length. Vibrant, and super elegant – a remarkable Barolo. Jamie Wolff

My first experience with the wines of Giulia Negri, and after hearing all the hype, this one didn't disappoint. A beautiful lifted nose of cherry, cherry flesh, crushed pomegranate, raspberries, orange peel, burnt orange peel,  cedar, undergrowth, and dried flowers. The complexity translates well to the palate, with vibrant acidity framing well-structured tannins. Aromatically, this is one of the most beguiling Barolo's I've tasted from this vintage. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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Pelizzatti 1974 Valtellina Superiore Inferno

Considered to be the warmest part of the valley of Valtellina (hence the dramatic name) Inferno is situated close to the town of Poggiridenti, with the grapes growing on steep slopes and rocky soils. This 1974 has aged gracefully, with a faint grip of tannins and good acidity framing slightly vegetal and herbal notes of sage and mint, with coffee, tobacco, cedar, warm spice and hint of cured meat and smoke. Fully mature, this is a wine to be enjoyed now with roasted meat, game, or a mushroom risotto. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 13 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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Principiano, Ferdinando 2015 Barolo Ravera

Ravera di Monforte has an isolated feel to it - the position is definitely in a wilder spot than most Barolo vineyards, with a lot of woods around, and an air of peace that's unusual in an intensely farmed place. The hillside is very steep; there is a stream hidden in the woods at the bottom of the hill, and I imagine that in hot weather it's cooler there. Principiano's vines are left completely untreated, with flowers and grass allowed to grow without cutting; it's an Edenic spot. The 2015 is a very elegant wine, beautifully restrained, with a light body, but plenty of intensity. Lifted and citrusy, I think this has a tremendous future. Jamie Wolff

To echo Jamie, Ravera di Monforte is one of the most soulful vineyards in Barolo that I have had the pleasure of visiting. There is a quiet about it, broken only by the soft humming of bees that buzz around the 100 year-old rosemary bush that marks the entrance to Ferdinand Principiano's vines. Though I might be guilty of slight hyperbole (my emotions sometimes get the better of me - and Ravera is an emotional place) the wine from this vineyard is quite exceptional as well. More perfumed than the Serralunga, with dark floral tones of dried violet, with deeper and darker fruit; macerated cherry, black cherry, deep raspberry and red plum. Beautiful energy on the palate, with vibrant acidity and a long finish. One of the wines I've been most eagerly awaiting to arrive stateside after tasting in Piedmont in April. Only 3,000 bottles per vintage. Oskar Kostecki

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Produttori del Barbaresco 1967 Barbaresco

Not the Riserva, but no slouch, this wine is still alive and drinking. It may even show a bit more fruit that the '67 Riservas. With proper handling (time to rest, and proper decanting) this is a real treat.

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Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2013 Barolo Tre Tine

Allowing for the fact that wine is a very subjective experience, I like to think that I call it as I see it. So I believe I’d know if it was a disaster, but otherwise I’m irrational and unreliable on the subject of G. Rinaldi. When I’m there, I wander around in a kind of stupor of infatuation with the wines. My penetrating notes (for 2013 Tre Tine, for example) say things like “super-great” [full stop]. I suppose if I have to have a wine crush, it might as well be on one of the best wineries in the world. Jamie WolffPS: Please don’t shoot the messenger. We don’t make the prices (neither, so far as I can tell, do the Rinaldis, because the wines leave the cellar at very reasonable prices). We’re well into the world of luxury goods here, and all I can do is sigh and make puppy dog eyes at the bottles while they’re in the shop. I do think it’s an objective fact that these are great wines and even if it’s a gratuitous comparison, they are the superior of many far more expensive wines.

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  • Organic
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Roagna 2014 Barbaresco Albesani

Barbaresco Albesani is a new addition to the Roagna portfolio, and a designation that encompasses vines in Neive, including the famous Santo Stefano vineyard. More open and forward than the Pajè at this point it it's development, the Albesani is showing brighter red fruit, cherry flesh, raspberry, a slight green herbaceousness, earth and some warming baking spice. The tannins are still pronounced, but feel more integrated than on the Pajè, with a more sumptuous quality to the fruit. There is still intensity, and a magnanimous nature to this wine. One to savor over to coming decades. Oskar Kostecki

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Roagna 2014 Barbaresco Paje

Pajè, Roagna's largest cru in Barbaresco (though still only 1.83 hectares) is made of calcereous marl with a high percentage of limestone, with vines up to 50 years of age. Traditional work in the cellar, with fermentation taking place in large wooden casks and a maceration on the skins lasting from 60 to 70 days with submerged cap. The 2014 shows such potential, and beyond the hype the wines attract now, there is truly another dimension to them. The nose is fantastically complex, with fruit, spice and earth coalescing into a beautiful expression of high quality nebbiolo. Notes of cherry flesh, macerated cherry, citrus peel, baking spice, leather, undergrowth, cedar, sandalwood, and a hint of pretty oxidation. Dense and deep, with an incredibly long finish that shows sparkles of fruit and a hint of some smokey meatiness. Very young at the moment, so enjoy now with a long decant, or cellar for a few decades. Oskar Kostecki

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Roagna 2014 Barolo Pira

Grapes sourced from the Roagna monopole of Pira, in Castiglione Falletto, with vines ranging from 25 to 50 years old. As all young Roagna, the wine is a little forbidding upon first opening, with a lot of structure and intensity. A few hours open open softens it out, with notes of dried cherry, cherry pit, leather, grilled meat, dried orange peel, clove, and a hint of herbaceousness (think blackcurrant leaf). The tannins are dusty and rustic, and will need some time to soften and resolve, but the wine underneath is pure and full of energy, and buoyed by a lively acidity that continues to a very long finish. Oskar Kostecki

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba

Last May we tried a ton of Dolcetto in the company of two distinguished tasters who kept saying they didn’t like Dolcetto, which tends to put a damper on the experience. Sandri’s, however, made them sit up and take notice, so I give them credit for staying alert and flexible enough to change their minds. It’s bracingly juicy with wild brambly fruit that’s balanced with savoury herbs and chalky stone. Medium-bodied, very lively and lifted, it’s long and complete. I happen to like Dolcetto, but if they were all half as good as this one I might say I love it. Jamie Wolff


Since the Fall cooking around my house is Piemonte-centric, I would be remiss for not including Cascina Disa's wines in my top choices for autumnal wines. Elio Sandri makes fabulous reds in Monforte d’Alba (Perno), which offer sophistication (though not flashiness) and also express terroir and Langhe soul beautifully. The 2015 Dolcetto is dark-fruited with ripe aromas of violets, blackberry, black cherry, plum, and pencil lead. The supple, but racy palate offers more dark fruit flavors over well-knit tannins and a succulent, buoyant finish. Fabulous with salumi, smashing with a cheese plate after dinner. This has a fine ratio of generous fruit to structure to terroir detail without any of the heat or excess that sometimes characterizes the vintage. I’m regularly impressed by the wines from Elio Sandri and can say without hesitation that he is a grower to watch. John McIlwain

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Trediberri 2015 Barolo

The nose is pure, with young dark flowers, fresh cut stems, green herbs, tilled earth and black cherry. The palate is more fruit-driven and bold, with flavors of savory red berries, fennel, and a core of iron-laced minerality. The wine develops over time, with a tannic structure that loosens into a soft richness. Pair with meals of dark meat, simply prepared veggies, and hard cheeses. David Hatzopoulos

In common with the Giulia Negri wines from Serradenari, 80% of the fruit for the Trediberri Barolo comes from the Berri vineyard, on the western side of the ridge of La Morra (with 20% from Capalot – on the eastern slope, and perhaps more typical terroir for La Morra). Nicola Oberto describes 2015 as a “warm vintage”, but at 14 alcohol his Barolo doesn’t show any heat, and the wine is very fresh, without any fat or jam. Ripe fruit and flowers on the nose, with the fruit showing gives lift to a medium bodied wine that shows very prettily. A fine introduction to this exciting new producer. Jamie Wolff


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Versio, Francesco 2016 Barbaresco

Perhaps Francesco Versio is just young-looking… He has to have a lot of energy for his very demanding day job (winemaker at Luigi Oddero with Dante Scaglione) and yet he is also making his own excellent Barbaresco. The 2016 is about 65% from San Cristoforo and the balance from Cotta and Starderi (all in Neive). Tasted in late June the wine was showing gorgeously, very open and complete, savory with delicate citrusy aromatics, and beautifully balanced – a super elegant and refined Barbaresco. Jamie Wolff

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  • Organic

Italy Tuscany

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  • 4 in stock
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Castellinuzza e Piuca 2017 IGT Toscana Rosso

Castellinuzza e Piuca is a small family owned winery in the hilltop town of Lamole, halfway between Siena and Florence, home to some  of the highest elevation vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone. Their Rosso Toscana is a bit of a throwback, a co-fermentation and maceration of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Bianca like Chianti would have been made in the old days. Fermented with indigenous yeast and macerated on the skins for 8-10 days, they wine then aged for 12-14 months in concrete tank before it is bottled with only minimal filtration. A beautiful ruby red in the glass, this wine has great freshness and tension, backed by good acidity and medium, but rustic tannins. Notes of fresh cherry, dried cherry, red forest fruit, dried flowers, and an herbal undercurrent. Juicy and fun, but with enough complexity to keep it engaging all the way through, this would pair wonderfully with any sort of roasted poultry and fall flavors.  Oskar Kostecki

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Lecci e Brocchi 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva

From very old vines, this is very much in the same mold as the Chianti – and was vinified identically – but is considerably deeper and rounder without any additional wood, alcohol, or extract – just a direct expression of the old vines. I think this is remarkable – it strikes a fascinating balance between palate-enveloping darker fruit and finesse.  JW

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Monte Bernardi 2015 Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT Tzingana

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot, this is the only Super Tuscan we carry in the store, and an anomaly within the character. Not over-extracted or over-oaked, this is a brighter and fresher expression, with a beautiful mix of red and black fruit and ample acidity. Notes of dried herbs and hay round out the palate. Great now, this will only improve with time. Oskar Kostecki

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Italy White

Ausonia 2016 Abruzzo Pecorino Machaon

This lovely Pecorino is named after the Papilio machaon butterfly that lives in Abruzzo meadows and forests. The wine is made from biodynamic grapes, grown on limestone and clay, and fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel. Aromas of melon, pineapple, and lemon zest mingle with salty, briny notes and a touch of dried flowers and anise. The palate is refreshing and mineral with bright acidity and juicy tropical and citrus fruits, lemon zest, a touch of mint and anise with a tangy finish. This is a perfect sipping wine that can easily be enjoyed on its own or paired with crunchy salads, fish dishes or white meats.

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  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

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Bianco, Marco 2011 Moscato d'Asti "Crivella"

Crivella is made with fruit from 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. 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

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  • 8 in stock
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La Visciola 2015 Passerina del Frusinate IGT Donna Rosa

Passerina is a grape that I have little experience with beyond the wines of La Visciola in Lazio, which is a real shame given the depth of flavor a lifted texture the wines show.  An obscure variety native to Lazio (and possibly distinct from a grape also named Passerina that grows along Italy’s Adriatic coast). The 2015 shows a more lifted character than the 2014.  The nose is fairly tight on opening, giving notes of tart apple and pear leading into thyme and white flowers after a few minutes in the glass.  Medium body with a soft texture and crisp acidity, the flavors show more candied lemon peel, green apple, and tart pear.  Try it with grilled fish, potato or white pizza, soft cheese, or cured pork. Andy Paynter