Alsace

Domaine de l'Envol 2018 Alsace Sylvaner Dorfburg

The vines are farmed biodynamically, the grapes strictly selected before fermentation with native yeasts and aging is in stainless steel. The 2018 Sylvaner Dorfburg offers aromas of white peach, cool crushed herbs, pear skin, brambles, and apple blossom. The palate is bright and lively, with flavors of perfectly ripe stone fruit, faint tropical notes, a bracing herbaceousness, with an nervy, mouthwatering finish. The 2018 embodies the cool, verdant charm of Sylvaner, while underlain with enough pebbly minerality and weightless concentration to move it past thirst-quenching to deeply satisfying. This was lovely with pan-roasted chicken atop a ragout of favas, baby artichokes, asparagus and morels, but would likely excel with just-cooked arctic char and spring peas or your favorite triple creme cheese.  John McIlwain

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Aussitôt Bue

Aussitôt Bue is a blend of Pinot Auxerrois* and Sylvaner, with a small amount of Tokai Pinot Gris, from an east-facing parcel on sandstone terroir. Notes of white melon, lemon curd, and lychee, with a touch of fleshiness on the palate. A friendly wine, and a great aperitif sipper.  -EL*I ask every Alsace producer what the difference is between Pinot Blanc and  Auxerrois, and Hubert had some insight on the matter! As he explained, Auxerrois typically has lower acidity than its close cousin Pinot Blanc, but is known for lovely  aromatics, while Pinot Blanc is greener and less beautiful aromatically.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Copains Comme Raisins

This is a skin-contact offering from Hubert and Heidi Hausherr. A blend of Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Auxerrois, and Riesling, with 21 days of maceration. Because the grapes were left intact (whole-cluster), the tannic structure here is very subtle. Hubert says the Riesling provides pretty acidity, and I believe the Pinot Gris lent color and spice. Of all the Hausherr wines, this is the only one I would recommend drinking in one sitting. It seems to lose it's freshness and lift after several hours, and some bacterial notes emerge. Their still whites, however, are well worth trying over several days!  -EL

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace La Colline Céleste

Colline Céleste is a wine made from a coplantation of Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris from the Eischberg Grand Cru, which is a south and east exposed vineyard of marl and limestone. The "berg" in Eischberg is Alsatian for "hill" (colline in French) and Céleste is the name of their grandfather.  Hubert explained that the fermentation stopped with 10 grams of sugar remaining, so they waited 5 or 6 months to see if the yeast might finish the job. It didn't change much so they bottled at 9 grams RS. The blend here is dominated by the Gewurztraminer in percentage and aromatics. Lovely floral and white pepper notes, with a long, spicy finish. Though it isn't 100%, if anyone out there likes a good dry Gewurztraminer, this is most definitely worth a try!   -EL

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Le Sentier au Sud

A blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris from marl and sandstone soils. This wine was a treat to taste over several hours and maintained it's freshness and energy into the second day. Notes of lemon verbena, and stone fruit.  Pinot Gris gives some heft and power but it's very delicate and round. Riesling provides straight acidity and melon fruit. This is a great example of a natural wine that is first and foremost complex and terroir-driven. The detail of it's lack of filtration or sulfur addition is important and noteworthy of course, but it does not define the wine or predict how complete and well-made it is. -EL

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mann, Albert 2018 Alsace Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes

A blend of 75% Pinot Auxerrois and 25% Pinot Blanc from 45-year-old organically farmed vines in calcerous marls with gravel. High-toned on the nose with pretty aromas of apple blossom, peach skin and golden apple. The palate is mid-weight, but brisk with ripe flavors of stone fruit and golden apple with a fine core of flinty minerality and spice on the long and detailed finish. This is lovely stuff and will pair beautifully with lighter dishes and on warm summer evenings. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Australia

Basket Range 2017 Adelaide Hills Red Blend

Back in the 1980's Phil Broderick started planting  a humble selection of Bordeaux varieties nestled in the Adelaide Hills.  Though his sons took over in 2016 and started to create a series of fun, modern, and experimental wines, Phil still makes a small amount of his original line of elegant, classic, Bordeaux-inspired bottles and we get them for an incredible value. This blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot aged in neutral oak, and  at only 13% ABV this is no fruit-bomb. The palate is full and silky, sun-kissed  plums, black cherry, roasted pepper and herbs. It is meant to the perfect companion to a range of heartier fare, or keep this in your cellar for 5-10 years to  see how it evolves! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bella Ridge 2017 Western Australia Tempranillo/Grenache

Though Western Australia is known as one of the hottest regions in the country, the winemakers at Bella Ridge seem to defy the odds by making fresh, balanced wines like this Tempranillo-Grenache blend. By picking early, and using a light hand in the cellar, this wine manages to be perfectly ripe without being jammy. 60% Tempranillo from 60-year-old vines fermented and aged in used American oak for 18 months, then blended with 40% Grenache from 70-year-old vines aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months. It is unfined, very lightly filtered, and bottled with minimal SO2. Notes of ripe and roasted cherry, hibiscus, dried herbs, and crushed stone. This was perfect with just a slight chill, but not too cold! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Good Intentions Wine Co. 2018 South Australia Mount Gambier, 'Gris Diddly Po

Good Intentions Wine Co. makes a  line of fun, expressive wines from their home vineyard, and three nearby leased plots to showcase the unique soil of Mount Gambier, an active volcano that lends them a layer of volcanic ash in their topsoil. The plots are all farmed organically and without plowing/tilling, instead letting their sheep do the mowing. This delightful pet-nat is a blend of 50%  carbonic macerated Pinot Gris, and 50% rosé of Pinot Noir. Since the vintage saw very low yields of the Pinot Gris they thought it would be a great match with their Pinot Noir. This pet-nat is for the cider and sour beer lovers; bright, earthy, and perfectly tart, frothy, but not explosively effervescent. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rosé sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Good Intentions Wine Co. Charmeleon Chardonnay 2018 South Australia Mount Gambier, Coola Vineyard

Good Intentions Wine Co. is led by Andrew and Louise who moved their family to Mt. Gambier to create minimal intervention, organically grown wines that represent the incredible volcanic terroir of this coastal mountain. While they have recently planted vines of their own, they also lease and help farm three other parcels. For this bottling the fruit comes from the Coola Vineyard which sits on a  combination of limestone limestone and flint, with the recent Gambier eruptions lending volcanic ash as well. The fruit is direct pressed, fermented in stainless steel, then aged in old French barriques for 15 months, followed by 4 months in bottle. The wine is left unfined and unfiltered to capture the most of the unique texture and minerality imparted from the vineyard. The nose is earthy and rustic, with ripe tangerine, cantelope, and dusty chalk, and the palate has a rich, creamy texture with a vein of bright acidity keeping the wine in balance, followed by a long stony finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Austria

Alzinger 2017 Wachau Loibenberg Riesling Smaragd

Riesling vines for the Smaragd bottling grow in meager soils in a high altitude, amphitheater-shaped vineyard where most of the sun-exposure ends at around 3 in the afternoon, making for a cooler microclimate in contrast to some of the other south-facing sites on the Loibenberg, where a more Pannonian (warmer) climate prevails. The cooling influence is reflected in the high minerality of the wine. Tasted first as a tank sample, the Loibenberg was floral and fresh, with green strawberries and electric acidity. Tasted a few months after bottling, the green has evolved into orange--orange oil, tangerine, underripe apricot with juicy Fuji apple on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

Familie Bauer 2019 Alte Reben "Urig" Roter Veltliner (skin contact)

A lovely soft and stone-fruited Roter Veltliner with skin contact. Nice viscosity and a clean finish. A great introduction to skin contact wines, and to the lesser known Roter Veltliner grape from Austria.  The 2019 is probably our favorite vintage yet of this wine. Hazy in the glass, with almost a peach-hue, its suitable on its own or with light fare, salads, lunch, grilled veggies and the like. -EL

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $19.99

Familie Bauer 2020 Gruner Veltliner Hollotrio Liter Unfiltered

Bauer may be the all time leader in unfiltered wine from Austria. Yes it's trendy, but it's still interesting to explore their lineup, as the inclusion of lees and sediment does seem to give their wines more texture. This is a very tasty Gruner, vinified without filtration, showing notes of lime zest and asparagus (or maybe I just want to have an asparagus dish with it). Tart and fresh, a prime candidate for warmer weather, and a reliable Gruner for everyday sipping. Liter bottle!  -EL

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

Joiseph 2019 Blaufrankisch BFF

The name of this wine was intended to be Blaufränkisch Forever, but it could easily become anyone’s best friend, for that it will please a very large variety of gatherings. Whether you bring it for dinner at your parent’s house or BBQ with friends in the summer, it will spark joy anywhere it lands. Made of 100% Blaufränkisch, with 50% whole bunches that were covered with de-stemmed mash. It was barely touched during fermentation, only enough to keep the cap wet, and let the extraction happen slowly and steadily. When it was lightly punched down once in a while, it was done gently, by hand. The result is pretty astonishing. While it delivers the undeniable character of the Blaufränkisch grape — dark juicy fruits, cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme, black olive and five-spice, earthiness tied up with a sharp backbone of acidity — it remains playful in its structure. The tannins are silky and integrated, the ripeness is comforting and shows no signs of heaviness. I don’t know how many more words I can use to describe the only one that seems necessary here : balance. This wine is just simply harmonious. And if you don’t already know this amazing well-kept secret : Blaufränkisch is a wonderful candidate for aging in general, and BFF will refine even more if you have the courage to lay it down. It paired amazingly with an al fresco dinner made of a vegetable tart and green beans with pesto. GREAT pizza wine option here, too. It will complement dishes with tomato sauce with its vivacious acidity, lasagna comes to mind, or eggplant parmigiana.  -Emily Campeau

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $47.99

Lackner-Tinnacher 2018 Südsteiermark Morillon Eckberg

Lackner-Tinnacher is one of (if not the) only certified organic producers in the Styria region of Austria. Styrian wines are not known widely in the US, mostly because there is a healthy local tradition of drinking wine and 90% of wine made in Styria is consumed there! Kati Tinnacher is a bit of an exception to the rule in the area. Where lower quality wines are often produced in good quantity and quickly, she has been trying to slow down releases and is working only with estate fruit instead of also buying grapes. This Morillon (Chardonnay) is from the local equivalent of a premier cru parcel called Eckberg. Morillon was likely brought to the area in the 17th or 18th century and is a mort tart and acidic clone of Chardonnay. The wine here is aged in large Acacia barrels and then in bottle for 6 months before release. Our friend Daniel Hubbard knows the winery and the region well and explains that the area has more in common with Friuli than Austria, as there is three times the amount of rainfall here than in the Danube Valley, and soils are similar to those in Friuli as well. The wine has nice structure and a bit of weight. If you don't like Chardonnay, pretend it's not, and if you do, this may not be your favorite but will be unique to any Chardonnay you've tried and is, subjectively, very enjoyable. - Eben

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Moric 2018 Burgenland Blaufränkisch

This is the "gateway wine" from Roland Velich's Moric project. Sourced from young vines (10-50 years old) in the Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg vineyards, from mixed soils of limestone, primary rock, and loam. Velich's aim is to combine rigorous selection in the vineyard with low yields (usually 25 hectoliters per hectare), in order to guarantee a high quality of fruit, with ideal concentration. Fermentation is with indigenous yeast, in open vats and steel tank. Aging is in a combination of barrels ranging from 600-4500L in size. No fining or filtration and minimal SO2 added at bottling. Though this is by all means a lovely bottle of Blaufrankisch to drink now, there is a great potential to age for 10-15 years, which from my experience helps the wine develop a truly impressive aromatic complexity, and a refinement of fruit and tannins. An exceptional Blaufrankisch and a great introduction to the Moric project. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Muthenthaler, Martin 2017 Wachau Gruner Veltliner Vergelt's Gott

Several years ago, Martin had the misfortune of a really bad harvest, and only had enough grapes to make one Gruner Veltliner bottling. He had to blend older and younger fruit from the Bruck and Schön vineyards, and out of necessity came a revelation that he really liked the balance and complexity of the wine. Vergelt's Gott (directly translated as God's reward, but generally used as a form of 'thank you') is the name Muthenthaler gave the wine, and he has continued to produce a bottling under this name ever since. The 2017 is a blend from 20 and 40 year old vines, fermented in a combination of 1 new and 2 old, large Austrian barrels, and aged in old Austrian barrels. The wine goes through malo-lactic fermentation. This is the kind of Gruner that is clearly on another level, and does more than most young Gruners I've tasted to make a convincing argument that Gruner Veltliner is truly capable of producing exquisite and high quality white wine, as many die-hard fans of Austrian wines already know well. The palate is constantly evolving, and there is a delightfully LONG finish. A compelling wine!  -EL 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

Nikolaihof 2019 Wachau Riesling Vom Stein Federspiel

Vom Stein is a parcel behind the town of Mautern, which is on the banks of the Danube in the famous Wachau region. It is one of the principal vineyards that Nikolaus and Christine Saahs farm at the Nikolaihof estate. Soils here are a mix of loess, loam, and Danube gravel. Grapes spontaneously ferment and the wine ages for six months in large, oak casks. 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

Pittnauer 2015 Burgenland Pittnauski

Sankt Laurent, Blaufränkisch, Rotburger, and Merlot sourced from higher parcels in the Rosenberg, Altenberg, and Ungerberg vineyards, hand-harvested, the grapes ferment spontaneously and age separately for 18 months in neutral 500L barrels, blended and bottled unfiltered with low sulfur added. Black plums, soy sauce, black pepper, deep savory spice wafts up from the glass, belying the fresh and juicy palate of tart raspberries, plums, violets with well-integrated structure. Cari BernardFun fact: The name Pittnauski is an homage to Gerhard's favorite movie, the Big Lebowski.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pittnauer 2019 Burgenland Pitti

A blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and a touch of Merlot; the Biodynamically-grown grapes are harvested by hand and see only stainless steel, so although the wine is medium in body, it boasts an incredible freshness. The nose is rich with notes of cherries and plums, while the palate is bright with juicy blackberries, cassis, dark plums, smoke, red apple skin, and dark chocolate. Works well with or without a slight chill.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2020 Burgenland Puszta Libre!

 Unusually slender for a red wine bottle, the Puszta Libre! bottle shape takes its inspiration from vintage soda bottles, a cheeky nod to how chuggable this wine is; and if that's not enough we are also instructed by the label to "drink cold"! Mostly Zweigelt with Sankt Laurent, fermented in stainless steel and aged in large (600L to 1000L) used oak barrels. The 2020 just arrived (April '21) and is ready to drink. Though not the most complex wine in our Austrian section, there is great material in the mid-palate, with some dark berry fruit, and plenty of punch on the attack, with an easy but defined finish. It seems like its somehow more delicious than ever before. Try one if you're curious. Buy at least two if you're already a fan, as the first bottle will likely disappear in a flash!  -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Weingut Harm 2015 Wachau Riesling Durnsteiner Kellerburg

Maria and Andreas Harm make wines in the Wachau and Kremstal in Austria. Their estate was only started in 2010, so they are definitely a new name in this iconic area, but are already producing beautiful, balanced wines from some famed sites. Vineyards were always farmed organically, with Biodynamic certification coming in 2019, and the wines are fermented with native yeast. Kellerberg is a 15 hectare site of sandy loess over gneiss and quartz, and arguably the most prized site around the town of Dürnstein. The 2015 has the boldness associated with the Kellerberg site, balanced by moderate alcohol (13.5%), low RS and good acidity. It's definitely Riesling, but doesn't scream petrol, has some ripeness, but the mineral finish keeps the wine fresh with lifted notes of crisp orchard fruit as well. It seems from recent tasting that the wine should still have a nice life ahead of it, though it is certainly enjoyable now. -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Weninger 2017 Mittelburgenland Blaufränkisch

Franz Weninger has vines in both Sopron, Hungary and Burgenland, Austria. He started converting to biodynamics in 2006 and is now Demeter certified. Franz grows a variety of grapes on a mix of limestone, clay, loam, and loess soils (on the Austrian side), but his main focus is Blaufränkisch and its ability to showcase terroir. You can see this dedication in the sheer number of different, single-vineyard expressions he bottles from both sides of the border. The 2017 is from multiple Burgenland parcels. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

Wimmer-Czerny 2017 Wagram Gruner Veltliner Weelfel

 Wimmer-Czerny is an old estate in the Wagram, east of Vienna. In the wine world of Austria, Hans Czerny is a foremost specialist and one of the oldest practitioners of biodynamic farming, along with Nikolaus and Christine Saahs (from Nikolaihof). 2019 was a heralded vintage for Gruners, so many of the recent bottles I've opened have been from 2019, but tasting this 2017 from Wimmer-Czerny was memorable, as there is impressive length and density (perhaps from the little bit of age) for a Gruner at this price. Translation of the refreshingly unhip Wimmer-Czerny website says that Weelfel is a "top location with a special terroir." The soils are stony gravel mixed with sand and fossils. Vines grow on the upper part of terraces at about 300-370m, and because of poorer water supply, produce leaner wines that take a bit more time to develop. This wine is very nice now and should continue to age for short term. -Eben

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

Beaujolais

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
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $40.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Coquelet 2019 Chiroubles

The step-son of Georges Descombes, Damien has worked alongside him since early childhood. L earning everything from Descombes in the vines and shared cellar has instilled the same values in Damien's work ethic: organic viticulture, hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero intervention in the cellar and little if any sulfur at bottling.The 2019 Chiroubles is a particularly pretty, old fashioned Beaujolais, showing  gorgeous aromas of raspberry and rose with spice and citrus notes. The palate shows sappy raspberry fruit, really lovely, ripe and persistent but light and balanced with refreshing acidity. There is nice length of earthy berry fruit in the long finish. Serve cool with chicken and white meats, and anything grilled this summer. Lovely wine!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2018 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 2018 shows beautifully ripe but high-toned red fruits, with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral, a bit lighter and brighter than the Morgon, infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids, and the finish is long and elegant. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2018 Morgon

Georges Descombes is one of the premiere vignerons in Beaujolais. His farming is certified organic and his winemaking is very traditional; using native yeasts, semi-carbonic maceration, and very little sulfur added at bottling.The 2018 Morgon showed beautifully, tasted with Georges in early February, a bit fuller and deeper than the Regnié and Brouilly, showing ripe aromas of raspberry and strawberry  with elegant strawbery liqueur, earth and minerals on the palate with terrific length. It's a gorgeous wine that should be served slightly chilled with just about anything - enjoy over the next three to five years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

Pretty young to be checking in on the old vines cuvée, but these are unusual times to say the least. Dark ruby, verging in purple robe. Dusty crushed blackberries, violets, and a brambly note on the nose. Nothing roasted or overripe here, despite the black fruit. The palate is mid-weight and has fine sap and vigor, with succulent ripeness and plenty of dry extract to buffer the firm—not stern—tannins. There’s good tension between the bright, ripe, concentrated fruit and the substantial mineral core. The finish is long and layered with good lift and fine persistence. There’s good structure here and while this has plenty of charm now, this ought to dazzle with 5-7 years in the cellar and beyond. And while the prices have crept up, this is a steal given its breed and rivals plenty of very good villages wines from my beloved Côte d’Or in character and complexity. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $37.99

Descombes, Georges 2019 Regnie

The 2019 Regnié from Geroges Descombes is a delicious and finely balanced wine, even in a warmer vintage, Ripe and generous fruit is offset with lively acidity and a vivid intensity on the palate that keeps this wine lifted and fresh. On the nose there are high-toned earthy, meaty  aromas of red and black currant, black raspberry, black cherry, rose, violets, and licorice. The palate has soft and finely integrated tannins and a beautiful texture, showing notes of ripe strawberry, plum and raspberry liqueur, blackberry, pomegranate, orange peel, baking spice and a granitic minerality, especially on the supple, complex and satisfying finish. This is a very versatile wine, really a superb Beaujolais - drink now or hold for 5 to 8 years - highly recommended! 

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Foillard 2019 Beaujolais-Villages

Since Jean Foillard first started producing this Beaujolais Villages in 2016, we never managed to write anything about it for the Chambers site. Typically it was gone before there was even time to try a bottle and compose a note! Due to the very real and disheartening lag in restaurant activity in NYC due to covid, we've been able to stock a bit more of this wine than in past years, and it is not to be missed. Everything we love about Beaujolais Gamay is in this bottle, and there is no need to wait for the pleasure, as it's perfectly ready to drink. Sourced from granitic sites on the outskirts of Beaujolais crus where Foillard has vineyards, often from higher altitude sites with higher acidity (we like), there is nothing not to like here. Grab a couple, or don't and wonder why you didn't once you open one!  -Eben

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2018 Chénas Petites Pierres/Gandelins

This is a new cuvee for Julien Guillot, using certified organic fruit from two parcels in Chenas:  "Les Petites Pierres" - 60 year-old vines on granite stones and clay over granite bedrock, and "Gandelins" - 80 year-old vines in a south-facing vineyard on decomposed granite, bordering Moulin-a-Vent. Tasted last winter during our usual sprint through the many bottles and barrels at Vignes du Maynes, the wine showed complex red fruit aromas with black raspberry and strawberry fruit with earth and mint, quite elegant and silky textured, with terrific length. No added SO2. 36 btls for the US.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Henriot, Sandrine 2019 Beaujolais-Villages

Sandrine Hanriot took over the Biodynamic vines of Roland Pignard in Morgon, Regnie and Beaujolais-Villages. The 2019 BV shows a deep red color with aromas of ripe cherry and red currant, with black fruits on the palate and a finish with deep fruits and a bit of funk due to the low SO2. For lovers of natural wines...

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapalu 2019 Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux

Now we're talking! This feels several levels up from the villages, with a fruit profile leaning more toward ripe strawberry and black cherry and more intensity in the mid-palate on the way to a long and fairly mouthwatering finish. There is plenty of savory white pepper and brambly underbrush character to give depth here but no heaviness or alcohol fatigue. This is quite excellent and will serve you well whether you choose to drink it now or in a few years time. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapalu 2019 Brouilly Vieilles Vignes

2019 Jean-Claude Lapau Brouilly VV. On a fine spring night (after a particularly raw one) what better way to spend the evening than catching up on samples. Some hits, some misses, and some of which we needn’t speak. What do we have here but the Brouilly VV from dedicated bio vigneron Lapalu, a grower whose wines I remember fondly from the 2014 vintage. The wine has a brilliant dark ruby robe and a slight prickle of CO2. Is this the bright fresh Beaujolais a certain Berkeley wine merchant described in his book? Seems it is. The palate is racy and lithe on the attack, all cherry, cherry stone, and bosky raspberry tang. The slight spritz reinforces that wild berry sensation—so ripe, so fresh, so juicy! But for all the bramble and fruits du bois exuberance, there is a definitive spine of graphite, granular stone to place this in one of the Beaujolais crus. And this nearly stern core frames all the joyous fruit and keeps it from veering into blowsy or insubstantial. But it’s that same bumptious gamay expressiveness that beckons one for the next sip and the sip after that. Quite a feat and a fine quality with a pan-roasted pork chop with a mustard/ramp pan sauce, and preceding saucisson. There’s enough character and savory soil tone here to warrant opening a bottle with a lamb navarin, or better still a morel ragout over polenta. This is lovely stuff and its vibrant character is a piquant reminder that Beaujolais is above all a wine to quench thirst and spark joy at the table.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $55.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $62.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $62.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Beaujolais Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun's Chardonnay comes 35 year-old vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils in the southern Beaujolais  and is raised in stainless steel, with occasional use of old barrels (no new oak!).  Bright aromas of peach, apricot, lemon zest, and thyme lead to flavors of pure white fruits, juicy lime, crisp orange blossom, subtle herbal undertones, and a long chalky finish. Paired with salad, seafood,chicken, goat milk cheeses, or nothing at all, this is a beautiful choice and great value in white Burgundy!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2018 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées has 2 parcels of 50 year-old vines on a steep section of Mont Brouilly with a south-east exposition at about 1,000 ft of altitude. The thin soil is almost entirely stones of granite with a high iron content.  The 2018 shows lovely aromas of cherry and red currant liqueur with a touch of rose petal, cocoa and spice. The palate is ripe but balanced by refreshing acidity, showing pretty red fruits with earth and mineral flavors, with a silky, slightly grainy texture, finishing with nice length of sappy fruit and firm acidity. A beautiful Beaujolais for current drinking and over the next few years.  "Contains very little sulfite," says the label "store in a cool place and consume rapidly after uncorking." We haven't noticed any problem keeping this wine, but consuming rapidly after uncorking will be easy... DL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2019 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 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
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Terres Dorees (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais Rosé d'Folie

Jean-Paul Brun has never faltered in making some of our favorite, classic wines from Beaujolais. He always vinifies his rosé traditionally preferring Burgundian winemaking to the Beaujolais norm of carbonic maceration, and given the results, we agree! It is light, pale pink in color with fresh strawberry, red raspberry, and a hint of orange blossom. This wine is perfect for outdoor drinking this summer, with or without food. Pure vin de soif!

  • rosé
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Bellegrave 2010 Pomerol

The 2010 Château Bellegrave? is something serious. Not an outright meaty wine, it's savory in more of an alluring, herbaceous, mint-and-tobacco way. An hour open reveals a nose of red fruit, flavors of dark minerals and plum, and a bracing structure of lean edges and good acidity. The crucial stuffing, the attractive, semi-plump middle, forms after three hours or so of air. At this point, the wine's aromas and flavors have expanded, too. Dashes of extra-dark cocoa and dried cherries hum under more pungent and lasting aromas of black pepper, leather and smoke. A subtle, bitter kiss of ground espresso and an even subtler peck of mint give pleasurable nuance to a palate of dates, plum, and red currants. No cellaring needed, drink this today - just open it at 5 if your meal begins at 8. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Bellegrave 2015 Pomerol

Château Bellegrave's 2015 Pomerol doesn't tip-toe like the shier, more accented 2010. Yes, it takes the same amount of time as the older vintage to come together, but the concentration and strength of the wine is noticeable the instant the cork is popped. At its prime, it has a fantastic nose of dark cherry, woodsy spice, and a rich smell of birch and cinnamon. The palate is equally as powerful, displaying flavors of plum and blackberry, along with spicy flavors of fennel and caraway seeds.The mouthfeel is tannic, but a wash of clean acidity keeps the wine from being gritty or overly chewy. The most stand out quality of this wine was the smell I took before my last sip, which was a pungent smell of Autumn, intense with the scent of maple. A good pairing with roast chicken, but definitely qualifies for heartier, oilier meats, like lamb. This ripe wine is delicious today, but has many years ahead. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Champ des Treilles 2019 Sainte-Foy Bordeaux Le Petit Champ

Deep red with lighter red edges. The nose here is pretty, grassy, with dark flowers and a hint of warm spices like cumin and paprika. On the palate, the wine has engaging tannin that border very well between the chewy structure and the woven, silky mouthfeel. Red cherry, something dark and candied, and a touch of date. A gleam of dark mineral tone firms up the finish. A great wine, especially for the price point. Give it three hours open if you'd like to taste the best of it, though still good of the get-go.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Chateau Cartier 2017 Saint-Emilion

The second label to Chateau Fonroque,  this wine sees none of the estate's Cabernet Franc. The Merlot that goes into this wine comes from under the limestone plateau of St.-Emilion, picked from biodynamically farmed vines on the limestone-clay and silty clay soils of the slopes and bottom-slopes.  All fruit is picked by hand. The wine was fermented naturally and aged in a mixture of 75% barrel and 25% concrete vats. A very impressive partner to Fonroque, mimicking the minerally character that the estate is known for.  The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit - strawberry, cherry, blueberry. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness, but a textural softness that no doubt comes from the high clay content of the plots on the lower portion of the estate's slopes. Great wine. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Chateau Massereau 2019 Bordeaux Superieur Cuvee X

The sans soufre bottling of Massereau’s 2019 Cuvée X Bordeaux Supérieur is here to fulfill your toothsome dreams. It is made with 60% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc, 15% Cab Sauv, and 10% Petit Verdot. While we notch up the tannin (just a bit, don’t worry) and dark plummy fruit, the wine retains a fantastic stoniness similar to that of the lighter 2020 Clairet Rouge. The wine’s bouquet is youthful, strong with aromas of ripe blackberries, cherry leaves and red flowers. The nose has a delightful, mellow sweetness that is a treat to meditate on. I always appreciate a wine that has the ability to slow me down. Generous flavors of black cherry and earthy gravel are on the palate, eventually leading to a finish of spicy black pepper. In my opinion, the Cuvée X should show healthy development, if stored well (remember, zero added SO2), over the next decade. Or open today at cellar temp with grilled lamb and mint pesto… David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Chateau Massereau 2020 Bordeaux Clairet

The 2020 Massereau Clairet Rouge is 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc, and 5% Cab Sauv from the organically tended vineyards of the chateau. It is ready for immediate drinking, and should be served with a chill. That said, there is a core, aromatically and on the palate, of slightly concentrated red berries, an essential stuffing that gives it a lovely weight. This fruit âcombines beautifully with fresh, grassy aromas on the nose. It also anchors the bold dash of minerally graphite on the tongue. A long finish of firm black plum rides the wine’s moderate acidity and slim tannic structure. Camille Riviere, who imports Château Massereau into New York City, gushed over a previous vintage of the Clairet Rouge that she drank after it racked up a few years of bottle age… and having experienced this 2020 bottling, I’d anticipate it following that same path. I’ll be putting a few away, for summers to come. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2015 Margaux

One of the geniuses of Margaux, Michel Théron produces beautiful, thoughtful wines from lively vineyards in the Medoc on Bordeaux's left bank. Unlike most of the production in that region, Théron avoids the use of chemicals in his vineyard and cellar, creating bright but serious wines. The Margaux sees the most new oak out of all the Jaugueyron cuvées, but it is not the primary detail of whats in the glass.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $124.99

Clos Puy Arnaud 2014 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

This wine is from the limestone plateau of near the village Belves-de-Castillon. It is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, from vines averaging 30 years old. Fermented naturally in wood and cement. Aged in barrel, with 10% being new wood, for 8 months before going into cement vats for 5 more months. Clos Puy Arnaud is owned by Theirry Valette, who brought the estate into both organic and biodynamic certification. The wine is beautiful, but really shows itself 3 or so hours after opening. The nose is dense and heady, full of ripe  dark flowers, crushed cherries, with a savory waft of dried fruits like raisins and dates. The palate has a spark of firm black plum and graphite. The structure is invigorating and tense. Tannin on all corners of the mouth, and straight, refreshing acidity. Delicious, and a touch of hearty body. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closeries des Moussis 2018 Haut-Médoc Closeries des Moussis

What a treat - a beautiful Haut-Médoc with zero added sulfur from certified organic and biodynamic farming! Pascale Choime and Laurence Alias of the Closeries des Moussis have a small parcel with sandy gravel soils (bordered by dense woods providing biodiversity) on the Plateau de Sénéjac, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, where they produce this pure and vibrant Bordeaux. There is minimal extraction, aging is 16 months in old barrels. We tasted the 2018 last winter in Angers with Laurence - it showed lovely silky red and black fruits, with great purity and length, really an outstanding Haut-Medoc, unburdened by new oak and sulfur-dioxide. Quite delicious for current drinking or cellaring for ten - fifteen years. Highly recommended! David LIliie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $749.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

Grolet 2019 Côtes de Bourg "Origines"

Our biodynamic friends, the Hubert family, make the lovely  Chateau La Grolet "Origines" from old vines of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The 2019 shows a deep red/black color with high-toned aromas of ripe cassis and black raspberry with cedar, brown spice and earth, really quite pretty. The palate is supple, elegant and well-structured with cassis and red fruits over firm acidity with earth and mineral flavors. This is a real Bordeaux of terroir that is delicious now especially if decanted many hours in advance or opened the night before. Cellaring for five to ten years will create a lovely mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Haut Bailly La Parde 2014 Pessac-Leognan La Parde de Haut Bailly

The 2014 La Parde de Haut-Bailly is a generous, juicy wine. Red cherry, plum, spice and herbal notes all flesh out in the glass. Succulent and inviting, the 2014 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Silky tannins add to the wine's finesse and sheer appeal.

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $549.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $424.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $139.99

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

What a beautiful fresh Bordeaux! Certified organic since 2012, this estate has been making outstanding wines since the beginning, showing the expertise of the Clauzel family and superb terroir. This 2014 wine (a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is elegant and vibrant with a gorgeous bouquet of black and red berries, plum, exotic spices, leather and cedar box notes. On the palate, the wine is bright with acidity and minerality, and shows supple tannins with a long fresh finish. This is a vibrant Bordeaux which can accompany casual to fancy meals. Pair this wine with hamburgers, seared lamb, or with more elaborate dishes, such as roast beef or braised duck.  A delicious wine  to drink now or cellar for a few years. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

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
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $599.99

L'Evangile 1981 Pomerol

This vintage is often overlooked in favor of the great 1982s, but it was quite good all around Bordeaux, with Pomerols especially successful.  Now fully mature and showing great elegance and complexity. 

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $84.99

Peybonhomme 2018 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

The Hubert family are owners of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours in Blaye and Chateau La Grolet in Bourg. The farming here is among the best in Bordeaux, certified organic and Biodynamic. The vineyards are a fantastic oasis of greenery compared to the rest of Bordeaux, and are located on slopes of clay over limestone giving the wines good concentration and firm minerality. The Quintessence of Peybonhomme is a selection of the best juice from tastings each year and is primarily Merlot and Malbec from old vines, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, a portion of which is aged in new oak. The 2018 is a bit more dense and forward than the 2017  - it's a beautiful and lively Bordeaux showing deep aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, spice and earth. The palate is supple and ripe, lifted by cool acidity, with complex black fruits, earth and mineral flavors with a long finish. The wine broadens and gains complexity with time open so decant if possible. A versatile food wine, this beautifully balanced Bordeaux will accompany anything from roast chicken to pork dishes to steak. Put a few in your cellar for 10 - 15 years for a mature experience,..

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2018 Premières Côte de Blaye Cru Bourgeois

Biodynamic farming,  native yeast fermentations, superb value – all phrases not typically associated with Bordeaux. Yet, each year the Hubert family provides us with just that in their staple cuvee from the Côte de Blaye. The Cru Bourgeois is a blend of mostly Merlot with Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Malbec. Generously aromatic  owing to the limestone/clay soils in which it is grown, the 2018 offers crushed violets, cassis, and rhubarb on the nose. The palate shows the warm vintage with finesse. Cascades of ripe red fruit, black currant, and spice, with supple tannins and an undercurrent of chalky minerality. This is a great addition to the dinner table alongside grilled meat, roast chicken and stews or sipped on its own, drink over the next 5 to 8 years.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2018 Vin de France (Médoc)

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. The 2018 Planquette is considerably riper and more forward than usual, weighing in at 15%  alcohol, but retaining it's normal vibrant character - it will be delicious as a young wine, although it will certainly cellar nicely as well. The 2018 shows very ripe cassis and blackberry aromas with licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and earth. The palate is dense, deep and velvety, with black fruit liqueur, earth and mineral flavors. The mid-palate is elegant with a core of chalky black fruit and minerals that continues in the long finish. This is a beautiful Bordeaux of terroir, unfettered by additives, over-extraction or new oak, showing lovely flavors of fruit and earth and perfect balance despite the weight and ripeness of the vintage. Delicious now, but perhaps best 2025 to 2035+.  Thank you, Didier Michaud! This superb and soulful wine is highly recommended and a great value.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux Sweet

Chateau Haut-Bergeron 2013 Sauternes 375ml

Chateau Haut-Bergeron has one of the longest and most celebrated histories in Sauternes and has remained in the family for nine generations! The blend is 80-90% Semillon, and 10-20% Sauvignon Blanc grown on a mixture of sandy clay and calcareous clay. The grapes are picked in three passes to ensure optimal ripeness and levels of botryis, and the wine is aged in 50% new French oak for 18-20 months. This is a great Sauternes to pair with something salty or intensely flavored like foie gras or strong cheeses, or with a dessert that isn't too sweet like an apple crumble!

  • white sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • $79.99

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  • $59.99

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  • $49.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $79.99

Bordeaux White

Christophe Pueyo 2020 Petillant Naturel 'Galipette' (St. Emilion)

Though Christophe Pueyo is the 5th generation of winemakers to work with this estate,  he has brought them in a new direction with conversion to organic farming (and more recently biodynamic practices), and is making decidedly un-classic expressions of St. Emilion. The 'Galipette' is a far cry from the Bordeaux Blanc we're accustomed to, but is instead a delightful, no additive pet-nat of Semillon and Muscadelle. These two varieties, typically the minority in dry, white blends, are the star of this frothy sparkler. Notes of chamomile and white flowers, soft herbs, and fresh bread on the nose, and  a creaminess and richness that you might not expect from a no sulfur pet-nat on the palate. Michelle DeWyngaert

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Burgundy White

Brocard, Julien 2019 Chablis La Boissonneuse

La Boissonneuse vineyard makes up the bulk of Julien Brocard's holdings, at 11 of his 18 total hectares. This cuvée is sourced from 30-year-old biodynamically farmed vines, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in large foudre. This is bright and snappy right from opening, with crisp lemon, green pear and sea spray aromatics. On the palate, the wine is juicy and fresh, with lovely racy texture. Beautifully mineral and precise, I like this very much and am looking forward to drinking it regularly this summer and probably saving a couple for mid-term aging. Sam Ehrlich(Pre-Arrival offer - will be available for delivery beginning Monday).

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Dangin, Bruno NV Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs

What a difference 2 kilometers makes! Bruno Dangin's Crémant de Bourgogne is made from 100% Pinot Noir from organically farmed vines in Molesme, located just beneath the southern border of Champagne's Aube.The limestone rich soils are the same as those of their pricier neighbor to the north.  Boasting a fine bead and soft mousse and aromas of red fruits and autolyse, one would be hard pressed to spot the difference. The palate offers great depth, pure pinot fruit, and a suave, layered, persistent finish. This is a great value in bubbles and will grace the holiday table nicely. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Domaine Jean Fournier 2018 Bourgogne Aligote Champ Forey Vieilles Vignes

From two parcels in Marsannay where the vines average nearly ninety years old, planted in very rocky clay soils. This is incredibly serious Aligote, with a nose full of high-toned citrus and white fruits and flowers. On the palate the vintage is certainly evident, as this has a bit more weight and breadth than one normally expects but the mineral intensity of this wine is quite extraordinary. This is delicious but will age extremely well. Laurent is a charter member of the syndicat Les Aligoteurs, an organization of growers who are dedicated to growing and promoting top-class Aligote. This bottle is a good indicator of why. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $51.99

Domane de l'Enclos 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Here's a rarity, a new organic grower in Chablis. Brothers Romain and Damien Bouchard whose father Pascal is a famed negotiant. In 2015 their father sold the winery and passed on his vines to the sons who've built a new winery and begun the process of organic certification. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts and aged in stainless steel and bottled with minimal sulfur. The 2016 Beauroy 1er cru from the left bank of the Serein river is bright, high-toned and redolent of white flowers and sea spray on the nose. The palate is fresh, vibrant and nervy with punchy flavors of lemon zest, apple peel, and chalk on a galloping finish. This has great tension between the pungent mineral notes and ripe orchard fruit with a compelling, cool savory herbal notes. The Bouchard brothers are vignerons to watch. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominique Gruhier 2017 Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut

The 2017 Cremant from Dominique Gruhier is 65% Pinot Noir/35% Chard, farmed organically and planted on classic Kimmeridgien soils. The fruit leans towards delicate red berries, with an anchor of limestone in the mid-palate that immediately reminds one just how close Dominique is to Chablis. The bubbles are quite fine and there is no shortage of acid or freshness. An excellent value and a great sub for Champagne without paying Champagne prices. Sam Ehrlich

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Génot-Boulanger 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Nosroyes

Was $99.99


This is very high-quality village Puligny! "Nosroyes" sits just below Premier Cru "Perrieres," and there is lots of limestone in the soil. The nose shows some of the same green apple notes as the Meursault but with an added element of white floral character, somewhere between lily and honeysuckle. In the mouth there is more apple, as well as Meyer lemon and a bare touch of wood spice and cool minerality. Again the overall impression here is one of understatement and finesse rather than power. Very good wine.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic

Guillemot-Michel 2017 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

We're extremely happy to have the wines of Guillemot-Michel back at Chambers Street! Along with Jean and Gautier Thevenet, and Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes, they are making white Burgundies with more depth and minerality than anything comparably priced in the Cote D'Or. The 2017 Quintaine is a gorgeous white Burgundy, showing a brilliant pale gold color and complex aromas of poached pear, almond, candied lemon, kiwi, stone and lime-flower, elegant and quite beautiful. The palate is round and dense with firm acidity, showing cool stone fruits and citrus with caramel, stone and mineral flavors. The finish is long and earthy, with chalky white fruits lingering on the palate. (At a recent tasting, the 1989 and 1990 were showing beautifully, so put a few in the cellar!) Beautiful wine - congratulations to Pierrette, Marc, Sophie and son-in-law Gautier!

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Une Bulle

The Guillemot-Michel "Une Bulle" comes from a tiny parcel of old vines on limestone with red clay, high in iron. The wine is a Pet-Nat (Methode Ancestrale) that is bottled after a short period of fermentation, leaving enough sugar in the wine for the fermentation to continue and create the desired bubbles. The wine is aged in bottle on the lees for around 18 months, then riddled and disgorged and re-bottled with a bit more "Une Bulle."  The result is a very delicious aged Pet-Nat showing honeyed aromas of pear and white peach with hints of almond, marzipan and brioche. On the palate the mousse is soft and creamy with flavors of peach and quince  with lime-flower and minerals and a long finish of white fruits, citrus peel and firm acidity. This is a delightful wine to sip by itself or pair with mild cheeses, patés and terrines, fruit desserts..  David Lillie

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $94.99

Maison Thiriet 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Confidentielle

Camille Thiriet has made a name for herself in a very short period of time. Along with her partner Matt, whom she met while both working for Nicolas Potel at Roche de Bellene, she has created a tiny négoce dedicated to making serious wines. There are no grand appellations here, just fruit from farmers doing extraordinary work in the vineyards. The 2019 Cuvee Confidentielle is sourced from vines just outside Chablis - in fact, the parcel is planted on the far side of the Grand Cru slope. This is made in a decidely Cote D'Or style, with the round white fruit and crisp texture that is the hallmark of the outstanding 2019 vintage. Aged in about twenty percent new oak, this is stylish, elegant white Burgundy that will be excellent now or in five years. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $52.99

Marcel Couturier 2017 Saint Véran La Cour des Bois

There is a host of terrific growers in Mâcon and Pouilly farming organically these days and Marcel Couturier is one of the best. He is meticulous and hard-working and it is reflected in the wine. La Cour des Bois finds a great balance between green and yellow fruits and a lovely mid-palate spiciness. Like all good white Burgundy, it is held in check by a core of limestone that lends freshness and structure. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $42.99

Moreau-Naudet 2018 Chablis

This is sourced from vines between twenty and sixty years old and aged all in stainless steel. This is Chablis at its most inviting. It's full of juicy white fruit, peach and pear and feels generally supple and accessible from the moment the cork is pulled. But what is most captivating and engaging is the mineral component here. Chablis is defined by its limestone soils and at its best its character comes through as something I have always identified as "Welch's grape soda." Some people compare it to fennel or licorice, others to something else - it's somewhat nebulous, as tasting stones is not something we do in life. But whatever it is, this wine has it. The finish is stained with this unique expression of limestone, which is what we should ask of it. Outstanding for the price. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2019 Côte de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site on the Montagne de Beaune with soils comprised of gravel and 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 but full and dense due to the low yields  of 2019,  with fresh orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Serve wth seared scallops, halibut or other full-flavored fish. This is lovely ripe and vibrant Chardonnay from a unique vineyard site - drink over the next 5 to 8 years.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Sainte Barbe 2017 Viré-Clessé La Perrière

 Jean-Marie Chaland owns two estates in Viré (Macon), Domaine Sainte Barbe and Domaine des Chazelles, both certified organic since 2006. The Sainte Barbe "la Perriere" is made from 35 year-old grapes from a half-hectare parcel near Viré on clay/limestone soils, never treated with herbicides. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with wild yeasts, the wine ages for 18 months, half in barrel, have in cuve inox. The 2017 shows pretty aromas of pear, apricot, lime flower and stone. There is nice richness on the palate, which is supple and elegant with chalky white fruits, a bit of nectarine, verbena and a hint of oak, with firm acidity, silky fruit and mineral notes in the long finish. This is a stylish white Burgundy that will accompany  any full-flavored fish dish, chicken in sauce and mild cheeses, and it will age nicely for 5 to 8 years.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Vignes du Maynes 2018 Macon-Cruzille Aragonite

Carved from vineyards once owned by the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny and farmed organically by Julien Guillot's family since 1954, Clos Vignes du Maynes is one of the most distinctive growers in Burgundy. Aragonite comes from 40- to 80-year-old Chardonnay vines high on the slope, on thin soils of clay, crystallized limestone, and laced with other minerals. This wine is incredibly aromatic upon opening with aromas of golden pear, green apple, apricot, white grapefruit, honeysuckle, and bergamot; there is a hint of earthy heather honey and butterscotch. On the palate it is quite rich and luscious, in this warm low-yielding vintage, and much more tropical and salty than in years past. In fact, if tasted blind, I could see this being mistaken for a great Chardonnay from the Jura as it has fantastic acidity, and is beautifully textured, long, and mineral. On day two the aromas have softened a bit, and the palate has gained an added savory note that contributes to a still stunningly long finish. The 2018 Aragonite is not to be missed. 

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Champagne

Barbichon 2019 Champagne Coteaux Champenois (Still)

A 100% Pinot Noir from certified organic Domaine Robert Barbichon in Gye sur Seine in the Côte des Bar, the 2019 Coteaux rouge has a pale translucent robe (think Poulsard). The nose offers an array of bright,wild strawberry, red berry fruit aromas with a bit of limestone dust. The palate is bright and and racy with wild strawberry,  pomegranate, wild cherry, flavors with a lithe, stony, and  fine-grained mineral core. The wine has great panache and is an invigorating, thirst-quenching option for dining al fresco. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barbichon NV base 16 Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs

From year to year there seem to be few greater values in Champagne than those of biodynamic grower Thomas Barbichon in Gyé-sur-Seine in the Aube. From his 9 HA domaine he produces wines of purity, elegance, and precision. The current disgorgement of his Blanc de Noirs is Pinot Noir-dominant. The 2016 base Barbichon Blanc de Noirs is comprised of 89% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunier. The farming is Demeter certified. The robe has a faint peach hue.  The nose is attractively floral and red-fruited with aromas of wild strawberry, sour cherry, and crushed herbs.The palate is bright and vibrant with flavors of orange oil, a fine line of minerality, with a soft mousse and fine bead.The finish is expansive and tangy with a hint of biscuit on the back end. Lovely Champagne and an excellent value. (disgorged 5/16/2019, 2 g/l dosage)  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 41 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Polisy Brut (Disc 01/21)

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. A great vintage in Champagne yielding firmly structured wines for long-term cellaring. We'd love to re-taste this wine but it keeps selling out before we can get to it! (Disgorged for this order in January 2021 after 24+ years on the lees).

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $133.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (D 01/21)

The 1998 Ambonnay Brut has long been a staff favorite and this disgorgement does not disappoint. Brillliant, golden yellow in color and showing a finely-beaded mousse, this offers one of the two most expressive aromatic profiles of this current Beaufort lineup. Aromas of Mirabelle plums, toasted hazelnuts, and crème brulée transition to notes of Jonagold apples, cinnamon, and wild flowers. The palate is generous and expansive and carries tones of brazil nuts, greengages, and irises that crescendo to a fine, zippy finish. This is complex and delicious Champagne!  (Disgorged for this order in Jan, 2021)

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 09/19)

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort from the superb 2002 vintage - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical yet laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium-bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged in Sept 2019 after 16+ years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $98.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (Disgorged 01/21)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged for this order in January 2021. 2008 continues to delight, even 12 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2009 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 11/20)

This is classic Beaufort: balanced, rounded and finely filigreed with a judicious dosage. In truth, the 2009 Ambonnay Grand Cru tastes very dry for a Brut, closer to an Extra Brut in style. It shows a burnished golden yellow in the glass, adorned by a finely beaded and generous mousse. The nose offers notes of brioche, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, white flowers, and honeysuckle. The palate is powerful and broad, accented with aromas of Cortland apples, apple pie, and nutmeg that lead to a lingering, herbal finish. The 2009 Brut shows the pedigree of its Ambonnay Grand Cru fruit. It's delicious now, but it also has real aging potential. (Lot #09A. Disgorged Nov 2020.)

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

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2012 Champagne Polisy Brut Reserve

Having missed our trip to France this year, we decided to bring in two vintages from Beaufort that we have not tasted recently, 2012 and 2014. Jancis Robinson is a big fan of 2012, calling it "an exceptional vintage in Champagne." Some writers compared 2012  to 1996, others say it's the best vintage since 2008 -  we're not too sure about that but we're anxious to try this wine, arriving in early March.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2014 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (Dis 1/21)

As with most vineyards from Beaujolais north to Champagne, 2014 was typified by uneven weather and a cool damp summer, but was saved in the end by a warm, dry September, producing bright, well balanced wines of moderate ripeness.  We have recently tasted some excellent 2014 vintage Champagnes, or non-vintage wines based on 2014, so we look forward to this recent disgorgement of the Beaufort Ambonnay Grand Cru.

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2016 Coteaux Champagnois Polisy Rouge

The 2016 Polisy Coteaux Champagnois Rouge became available at the last minute - we haven't tasted it, but assume it will be a pretty serious glass of Pinot Noir. Notes to follow...

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 12/20)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged December 2020.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bérêche NV (Base 2018) Champagne Brut Réserve

35% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier from the 2018 vintage. Disgorged 12/20, 7g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

Déhu, Benoît NV Champagne Brut Nature La Rue des Noyers b16

For those who dismiss the minerality and terroir specificity of Pinot Meunier in the Vallée de la Marne, Benoit Déhu's La Rue des Noyers makes a compelling case for the grape's expressiveness. From a 1.7 hectare plot of biodynamically farmed vines in the the eponymous lieu-dit in Fossoy, Benoit produces a Champagne of great suppleness and verve. The grapes are fermented in oak with native yeasts, aged under cork, and is bottled without dosage. The 2016 has a lovely nose redolent of ripe peach, salted plum, and wild strawberry. The palate is rich and supple on the attack with ripe stone fruit flavors girded with a salty, chalky core giving way to a long mouth-watering finish. This is delicious now, but has enough underlying structure to bode well for further development. This was lovely with an array of sushi, but I'd be delighted to pair this with grilled salmon or butter-poached lobster. John McIlwain


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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Diebolt Vallois NV Champagne Brut Prestige Blanc de Blancs

From a perpetual cuvee , vinified in barrel. The fruit comes from Cramant, Chouilly, and Mesnil. Upon first opening, the wine offers aromas of white flowers and lemon verbena, giving way to notes of chalk and sea spray. The palate  is creamy-textured with a fine bead and lemon and golden apple flavors enrobing a mouthwatering, deeply chalky core. This is a shimmering, age-worthy blanc de blancs , that pairs incisive minerality with elegant ripe white fruit, and nuance from the perpetual cuvee of vins clairs. Beautifully rendered and a joy to drink. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Doyard NV 15b Champagne Premier Cru Brut Cuvée Vendémiaire base 15

Made from 100% Chardonnay from organically farmed vineyards in Vertus, Le Mesnil, Orger, Avize, and Cramant, the 2014 base Cuvée Vendémiaire is a must for fans of chiseled, chalky Champagnes from the Côtes des Blancs. With long lees aging (60 months, partially in oak), low sulfur, and bottling under lower pressure, this shows a more vinous side of Blanc de Blancs, while offering tremendous value.  Makes for a snappy aperitif and is a fine pairing with crudo, or pan-roasted scallops. Disgorged 10/20,  4g/L dosage.-John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2016 Champagne Chamery 1er Cru Les Basses Croix & Les Gillis

Comprised of 100% Chardonnay from Les Basses Croix & Les Gillis (Sermiers and Ecueil). The vines are between 36 to 40 years old, growing in sandy clay over limestone soils, with more chalk in Ecueil. Spontaneous fermentation in barrel with long lees aging, bottled unfiltered and unfined.

This wine is pre-arrival. Wine arrives 4/12.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Filaine (Fabrice Gass) NV Damery Cuvée Speciale Base 17

The tiny Champagne 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 on the slope of the Grand 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 2017 vintage and balances nicely the classic richness Damery and ripeness of the vintage with a steely minerality.  Aromatically the wines offer up aromas of baked apple, orange oil, 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 pinpoint balance of generous fruit and earthy structure. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Gerbais, Pierre NV 16b Champagne Extra-Brut Grain des Celles 3g/l

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. There's a lot of character to this well-priced  Champagne that makes for a fine aperitif, as well as having the stuffing to enjoy with roasted fish, chicken, or strong cheeses.3/gl dosage. John McIlwain

  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Laherte Frères 2013 Champagne Extra Brut Les Empreintes

This wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a portion of the Chardonnay made up of a fruit from the rare strain of  Chardonnay "Muscaté,"sourced from venerable, massale-selected vines , planted by Aurélian Laherte's grandfather. The Muscaté variety is marked by heady melon-like aromas and exotic flavors.

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

  • Organic

Laherte Frères 2016 Extra-Brut Les Longues Voyes Pinot Noir

Comprised of 100% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims, rather the the Coteaux Sud d'Epernays as with Laherte's other releases. Farmed organically and aged in barrel for 19 months in barrel with no malo. Les Longues Voyes (the long way) refers both to the distance to this parcel from the winery in Chavot and to the extended elévage. The palate is supple and expressive with good concentration and bright acidity. The finish is broad and expansive. Aurélien Laherte's wines consistently display excellent poise, energy, and elegance resulting from the excellent organic farming to the vinification in wood. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

A staff favorite, this is the go-to Blanc de Blancs for a lean and food friendly Champagne. The nose is understated with notes of Meyer lemon, sage, and orange blossom. The palate offers a rush of freshness that carries aromas of white peaches, apricots through to a McIntosh apple finish.

  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

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
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

Moussé NV Champagne Rosé Effusion Perpetuelle de Blanc et de Rou

A blend of 92% Pinot Meunier, 8% Pinot Noir, with white perpetual blend dating from 2003 and red perpetual blend dating from the same year. 14 months on lees. Disgorged July 2, 2020.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • Organic

Mouzon Leroux NV (Solera) Verzy Grand Cru L'Ascendant Solera

A perpetual cuvée comprised of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Verzy, farmed organically (certified), and fermented in used barrel. Aged 40 months sur latte.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 16) Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs La Tuilerie

100% Chardonnay from a southwest facing parcel comprised of sandy limestone soils in Vandières on the right bank of the Marne.  Farmed biodynamically. Fermented with native yeasts, aged in a combination of vat and small barrel, secondary fermentation is under cork, with prise de mousse done with grape must rather than liqueur.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 16) Champagne Extra Brut Les Bauchets Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir planted in 1983 from a southeast-facing plot comprised of sandy soils in Vandières on the right (northern) bank of the Marne River. The vin clair is fermented with native yeast in vat and barrel without undergoing malolactic, the secondary fermentation is under cork.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 18) Champagne Extra Brut S.A. (Sans Année)

Flavien Nowack's Extra-Brut S.A. (Sans Année) is comprised of 60% Pinot Meunier and 40% Chardonnay farmed biodynamically in the village of Vandières in the Marne. The base vintage is 2018 with 40% reserve wines dating from 2012. Initial fermentation is with native yeasts and the vins clairs are aged in tank and oak.

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Perseval, Thomas 2014 Chamery 1er cru Grand Cuvée

33%  Pinot Noir from La Masure, 33%  Pinot Meunier from La Pucelle 33% Chardonnay from Le Village lieux-dits. Certified organic farming. Fermented with indigenous years in barrel. Hand disgorged and bottled without dosage. The 2014 Grand Cuvée has a pale peach robe, with a soft, frothy mousse and fine bead. The nose offers aromas of red fruits, peach skin, and a wisp of brioche. The palate is ripe, rich, creamy and dry with firm stony core, enrobed by red fruit and orange oil flavors giving way to a long, rising, palate clinging finish. This is already displaying plenty of brio and complexity, but based on the 2012, this should reveal more character and elegance with another couple of years of post-disgorgement again. A lovely bottle and reminder that Thomas Perseval is a grower to watch. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

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
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Zero (2012 base)

Comprised of 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier. With a 2012 base  with reserve wines. Aged on lees for 6 years. Disgorged July 2019. 0 g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Vilmart & Cie. NV Champagne Brut 1er cru Cuvée Rubis Rosé (17 Base)

90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, with 15% Pinot Noir vin rouge. Aged for 10 months in foudre. No malolactic fermentation. Base 2017 with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. Rubis has a dark salmon robe and fine bead. The nose offers aromas of peach skin, wild strawberry, and blood orange oil. The palate is sinuous and nervy (relative to Vilmart’s ample house  style) with wild strawberry, crushed herbs, and a creamy orange curd note on a long mouthwatering, juicy finish. There’s a pebbly mineral core beneath the ripe red fruit and great detail and coolness overall and this should age smartly for the next decade. This has fine verve and snap and each sip beckons for another. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

Courcel 2006 Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots

Clos des Epenots is a 4.89 hectare monopole of Domaine de Courcel with vines aging over 60 years old. When sampled in the fall of 2018 the wine was beginning to show pretty mature notes of wild cherry, red plum, and sousbois, with the tannins resolving nicely. John Mcilwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $189.99

Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune

Sourced from several parcels spread across the village's diverse soils and climates, this is a serious village wine. It's marked by raspberry and darker berries like black cherry as well as baking spices and a touch of hoisin in the mid-palate. There is good weight here and enough acidity to suggest that this will age well for at least five to eight years. Another very good value. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Tuvilains

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Tuvilains is a recent addition to the lineup at the estate. It sits much further south and just below Pertuisots on the slope. The dense clay in the soil is rich in iron oxide and makes sturdy structured wines. This is the yardstick for extraction levels these days at the domaine. The 2018 is certainly squared-shouldered in its mouthfeel but once again it shows plenty of pure and bright red fruit and the finish shows a lovely mineral coolness. This may take a couple of years to really come together but will be delicious with a little time in a decanter and should age very well. Sam Ehrlich

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  • Organic

Domaine Jessiaume 2018 Volnay

Sourced from the vines at the foot of 1er Cru Brouillards that spill over into the village-level and averaging fifty years old, this is very much of a piece with Jessiaume's other recent offerings. There is plenty of red and blue fruit without the overripe feel that affects some '18s. It feels full-ish and round in the mouth, without any any real apparent oak influence and with very good length at the back end. Very good for the level and good value here. Sam Ehrlich

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Lequin-Colin 2018 Bourgogne Rouge

Honest Burgundy at this price is an increasingly rare bird these days. From two vineyards in Santenay with EcoCert certification, the 2018 is full and round upon opening, with juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit, baking spices and a touch of cola. But with air, it gains tension and elegance and the Burgundy minerality becomes more apparent. This is very satisfying and will likely improve, but why wait? Bottled under screwcap. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Rateau 2018 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 2018 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and lush aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense, elegant and chalky with blackberry, earth, bitter chocolate and minerals with terrific length of black fruits, earth and juicy acidity. Hints of iron, blood and roast meat indicate a very interesting aging potential for this wine. Given the weight and ripeness of the vintage, the wine still seems balanced and frames the copious fruit in ample acidity and tannin. This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth and should be a superb mature wine as well, with a long life ahead of it...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

From vines grown in the calcareous clay soils of Les Reversées premier cru toward the bottom of the hill in the center of the slope by Les Teurons. This is a bit more delicate and lower in alcohol than Rateau's "Bressandes" but still quite deep and generous in 2018 showing ripe  black cherry, boysenberry, notes of cherry pit and earth on the nose. The palate is quite dense but still with nice brightness with ripe black fruits, hints of iodine and iron and  soil beneath supple structure. Succulent acidity and savory mineral notes offset the ripeness and lend energy and drive on a rich, palate-coating finish which is very long with elegant black raspberry and red currant fruit.  The purity of fruit and earth notes are finely balanced - this is an excellent Burgundy for the mid-term. A fine pairing with braised chicken thighs with mustard, tarragon, and shallots. A great value from the pioneer of biodynamic Burgundy!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2020 Beaune Clos des Mariages

 Located toward the bottom of the slope beneath Beaune Grèves and adjacent to Les Cents Vignes, Clos des Mariages is a mix of young and very old vines planted in clay and brown limestone soils. "This fertile soil gives wines that are open and joyous, with delicate spice notes, giving great pleasure in their youth and capable of long-term aging." (J-C Rateau) Indeed the 2020 Clos des Mariages is a gorgeous wine showing a bright mélange of black cherry, strawberry and raspberry with hints of spice, citrus, licorice and violet. The palate shows dense, chalky fruit, sappy and ripe but with firm acidity and mineral flavors that continue in the very long, juicy finish. This is absolutely delicious now and should drink well continuously over the next ten to fifteen years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2020 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge

 Jean-Claude Rateau makes this lovely, light-bodied Burgundy from a small parcel of 50 year-old vines in AOC Hautes Côtes de Beaune, certified biodynamic, "lyre ouverte" pruning.  The 2020 shows a bright red/garnet color, with very pretty aromas of tart cherry and raspberry with hints of rose, spice and violet. The palate is light but sapid, and beautifully flavored with bright cherry, red currant and raspberry fruit supported by fresh acidity. There is excellent length of berry fruits, mineral flavors and citrusy acids in the finish. This is an elegant Pinot Noir to serve cool with chicken and game birds, fish in sauce, grilled pork and mild cheeses - just delicious!  David Lillie

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  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Vincent Ledy 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune

Vincent worked for years at Domaine Lecheneault and struck out on his own in just 2006. His holding are tiny, a common problem for new producers in Burgundy, and he produces maybe 10,000 bottles between half a dozen appellations. All the vines are certified organic, there are no new barrels in the cellar and the sulfur additions are extremely low.  This old-vine bottling of Savigny-les-Beaune comes from two parcels: "Les Connardises," planted in 1927, and "Aux Petits Liards," planted in 1954. While this has the strong bones and spine that one associates with Savigny, it is nonetheless distinctly in Ledy's style, with intense aromatic power and a lithe, understated quality. The fruit is all red berries, bright and crisp. Overall this is quite elegant for the level and worth considering for mid-term cellaring as well as drinking immediately. Sam Ehrlich

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  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cote-de-Nuit

Chantal Lescure 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Mombies

The lieu-dit "Les Mombies" is situated downslope by the road with limestone clay soils. The 2017 Les Mombies is aromatically reticent on opening with notes of black tea, hedge fruits, and soil. With air it becomes more expressive with blackberry, Italian plum, and game. The mid-weight palate offers dark fruit flavors and good concentration over a fine mineral core and tannins that are more crushed velvet than silken, and this has fine fresh acidity and nice lift on the finale. There are plenty of layers here even if full expressiveness is implied at this point. This is a lovely Chambolle "villages" and ought to shine with 3-5 years in the cellar and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
  • $699.99

Cyprien Arlaud 2018 Bourgogne Rouge OKA

Cyprien Arlaud, of the venerable Domaine Arlaud, has done an astonishing amount of work over the 25 years since he took over the family estate to turn it into a top-tier Burgundy domaine. Certified biodynamic since 2014, the viticulture here is some of the best in the Cote de Nuits. OKA is a lovely Bourgogne Rouge, sourced from forty-year old vine from Morey, Chambolle and Vougeot.  It's got lovely dark cherry fruit,  mushroomy earth notes and a brambly leafiness. There is no new oak here, just pure Pinot tastiness. Sam Ehrlich

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  • 1 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine Jean Fournier 2018 Marsannay Cuvee St Urbain Rouge

This is from vines planted around 1975 and is always a favorite in the lineup. The soils here are sandy, pebbly and well drained and the fruit is fermented about 25% whole bunch.  Combined with Laurent's rather gentle fermentations, this yields a buoyant juicy wine that is full of pleasure. While the fruit is a touch darker than the incredibly bright-red 2017, this is still full of quenching acidity and a generally refreshing quality. The stems give it a touch of spice and rose notes and boost the overall sense of energy. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Esmonin, Sylvie 2017 Côtes-de-Nuits Villages

From 50 to 85 year-old vines in "La Croix Violette" and "Les Vignois," mid-slope in Brochon, close to Fixin. 30% whole cluster fermentation in 30% new oak. This showed a bit of reduction on opening but cleared up with a spin in a decanter and left us with a lovely serious Cote de Nuits Village. There is more dark cherry and raspberry  here and a dark spiciness from both the stems and the wood. The texture and structure here is compelling and there is real mineral intensity in the finish. This will easily age for 5-10 years and provide terrific value down the road. Sam Ehrlich

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La Combe Grisard (Dujac & Presq-ile) 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Champ Franc

I am often a bit skeptical when a salesperson tells me they have a wine for me to taste that produced in collaboration by two winemakers from different continents. Too often, these things end up feeling gimmick-y and more about branding than winemaking. However, La Combe Grisard turned out to be a happy exception. This wine is the combined efforts of Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac in Morey Saint Denis, and Matt Murphy and Eric Railsback of Presqu'ile Vineyards in Santa Barbara. Eric and Matt have a predilection for whole-cluster winemaking that led to a series of visits over a period of years to work with the Seysses family and Jeremy started visiting Presqu'ile in turn. The vineyard is biodynamically farmed by Dujac and the fruit is fermented with 40% whole bunches and aged only in older barrels. It is marked by the classic wild strawberry fruit that makes Gevrey so particular and the stems add spice and dried red flowers. The energy of 2017 is on full display here. Yummy wine. Sam Ehrlich

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  • 5 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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Lignier, Hubert 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees

From 50-80 year old vines from the 'Les Seuvrees' parcel located right below the Grand Cru Mazoyeres Chambertin.

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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

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  • Organic
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Rateau 2018 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. The 2018 shows a bright red/garnet color with high-toned aromas of ripe black cherry, black raspberry and red currant with rose, herbal and citrus notes, quite pretty and not over-ripe. The palate shows terrific density of complex red and black fruits with hints of licorice, sous-bois and minerals while retaining a lovely lightness and freshness, with bright acidity under the long vibrant red fruits and mineral flavors that linger in the finish. Grreat fun to drink now, best to wait 5 to 8 years when it will really sing, then drink until 2035 - 2040. David Lillie

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Germany

Adam, A.J. 2018 Mosel Riesling Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese

 When this was first tasted in the summer of 2019, it needed to shake some of its SO2 on the nose, but that will just take time. Beyond the SO2 are delicate, beautiful florals. The palate is sprightly and fresh, with notes of grapefruit, mango, and cassis. I have 'great' underlined twice in my notes. This is a wine to age, or if opening now, do so about a half-hour early and pair with spicy foods or cheese plates. Cari Bernard

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Beurer, Jochen 2020 Württemberg Rosé

Saignée from Trollinger, Portugeiser, Spätburgunder and Zweigelt. The 2020 Beurer Württemberg Rosé has a deep pink robe. The nose offers a mélange of strawberry blossom, watermelon rind, with a whiff of cara cara orange zest. The mid-weight and zesty palate balances ripe red fruit flavors, sour cherry, crushed strawberries, and watermelon with a distinctively savory character. Try this with a plate of salumi, tomato salad, or even crudo on a warm evening as the cicadas hum! John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 64 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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Beurer, Jochen 2020 Württemberg Rosé 1.5 L

Saignée from Trollinger, Portugeiser, Spätburgunder and Zweigelt. The 2020 Beurer Württemberg Rosé has a deep pink robe. The nose offers a mélange of strawberry blossom, watermelon rind, with a whiff of cara cara orange zest. The mid-weight and zesty palate balances ripe red fruit flavors, sour cherry, crushed strawberries, and watermelon with a distinctively savory character. Try this with a plate of salumi, tomato salad, or even crudo on a warm evening as the cicadas hum! John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • $21.99

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  • white medium-sweet
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  • $32.99

Dreissigacker 2020 Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken

Jochen Dreissigacker took over his family's estate in 2001 and works organically (certified). The entry-level trocken a mix of estate and purchased grapes (all organic), from mostly south/southeast-facing sites on loess and loam. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel tank.

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Enderle & Moll 2019 Baden Spätburgunder Rosé

100% Pinot Noir from sandstone and limestone soils. Fermentation on skins for about a week, then pressed and matured in used Burgundy barrels for about ten months. Lightly filtered with just a hint  of sulfur added. The 2019 Baden Spätburgunder Rosé has a darker ruby robe. The wine offers lovely rose petal and bruised strawberry aromas on the nose with pretty, exotic spice notes. The midweight palate boasts attractive wild cherry and red plum flavors with a tangy limestone-informed core and a lingering, savory, mouthwatering finish. John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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  • $19.99

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  • $94.99

Fricke, Eva 2019 Rheingau Riesling Mélange Trocken

    The 2019 Mélange is a blend  from various vineyard sites around Kiedrich, Eltville and Hattenheim. The wine boasts a pale yellow gold robe. The nose is more layered and complex than the Trocken QbA with aromas of yellow fruit, orange blossom, bee pollen, and wet stone. There’s more concentration here as well, with ripe stone fruit and lemon curd flavors washing across a profoundly mineral foundation, the the interplay between the two making for compelling drinking. Simultaneously riper and drier than the other QbAs, this still offers excellent balance while one susses out all the effusive aromas and delicious fruit and stone flavors. Compelling now, but 5-8 years and beyond in the cellar should do wonders as the structural notes knit with the exuberant energy of the plush fruit. A fine pairing with pan-roasted hen of the woods mushrooms, kale, and  cranberry beans, though there's enough sap here to get along famously with roasted guinea fowl or skate with brown butter and capers. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 4 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

Haart, Julian 2019 Mosel Riesling 'Moselle'

Another punchy 2019 German. Julian Haart’s Moselle is mostly sourced from Goldtropfchen with an assist from Ohligsberg and Gu¨nterslay. 11.5% abv. The robe is a pale greenish yellow. Upon opening a the is a touch of reduction; with ten minutes in the glass aromas of lemon blossom, apricot fuzz, lemon balm, and sea spray emerge. This gives way to ripe white peach, preserved lemon, and crushed herbs. The mid-weight, but agile palate is dry and racy with a firm mineral spine and tangy acidity buoyed by loads of white orchard fruits. This coltish offering shows great charm (and certainly energy over mass) but is rooted enough in stoniness to for the dedicated Mosel geology freak to derive satisfaction . This improves with air and a brisk decant isn’t out of order—though a couple of years in the cellar should take care of the reduction and certainly allow the mineral, acid, and vibrant cool fruit to knit. And while I’ll admit to a preference towards pradikat wines from the Mosel, this is compelling and vivacious and certainly worth a look. A fine pairing with a braised scallion and English peas starter anointed with fine olive oil, burrata, and fresh mint, though I’d also love to pair this with softshell crab or scallop crudo. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Immich-Batterieberg 2018 Mosel C.A.I. Riesling Trocken

C.A.I. stands for Carl August Immich, owner of the estate in the 19th century, who used gunpowder charges to blast out part of the mountainside in order to plant vines. Grapes are sourced  from vineyards in the Mosel and Saar valleys, vinified in stainless steel. The 2018 has a pale robe. There's a malty, yellow-fruited richness to the nose along with wisps of peach skin and lime zest giving way to a subtle and enticing mineral character. The palate is dry with stone fruit and salted pineapple notes, with a fine mineral core and long, zesty, lifted finish. This is delicious, though it should gain with a year or two in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Immich-Batterieberg 2018 Mosel Escheburg Riesling

Escheburg is a blend of old vine (about 60 year-old) parcels from remarkable terroirs in Enkirch. And the 2018 edition is a beauty. The robe is a pale lemon sherbet yellow with touches of green. The nose hints at yellow flowers and bee pollen, before picking up stone fruit, spice, melon, and lemon verbena notes. The palate is dry, but by no means austere, with good concentration, an array of white and yellow orchard fruit flavor,s and a salty mineral kick that carries on to the lengthy and mouthwatering, stony finish. This offers plenty in the way of geology lessons, but manifests in a salty/rock collection manner rather than mouth-puckering acidity. Not only is it layered and nuanced, but it was positively delicious with Thai curry noodles and mango salad, the texture holding its own with the coconut in the dish while the “inner mouth perfume” (terminology lovingly stolen from David Schildknecht) is captivating. And while everyone is scrambling to grab 2019s, to neglect this  would be to miss out on one of the marvelous 2018s. Kudos to Gernot Kollman for a lovely wine in a woefully under-appreciated vintage. There is fantastic potential here and 5-7 years in the cellar should be rewarded amply. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
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  • Organic
  • white sweet
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Knauss 2018 Württemberg Red Pure

The wine has a densely purple core, with lighter violet on the edges. The nose has rich aromas of candied raspberry and blackberry, dense green herbs, and pungent dark flowers. The palate is plummy, with a dash of tart cherry, green stems and a vibrant mineral undertone. Wonderfully fresh acidity, along with some chewy tannin, balance out the mouthfeel. A great, bold red with a crunchy core and wild fruit - drink today!


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  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Knauss 2020 Württemberg Boutanche Trollinger 1L

For a light, happy red that can be easily drunk in far more quantity than is appropriate, the Trollinger from Andi Knauss in Württemberg has quickly become a favorite. Plus, it comes in a handy 1-liter size so the party just keeps on going and going. Seriously, though, this wine is made of what the Italians would call Schiava, but to us it's more like a fresh Poulsard or Beaujolais-Villages. Notes of cranberry, fresh cherry, and a touch of soft herbs and bit of allspice. Juicy, refreshing, and the tinniest bit of tannin on the palate. Serve chilled with your next picnic or outdoor gathering! Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • Organic
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Konni & Evi 2019 Saale-Unstrut Portugieser

So, just where exactly is Saale-Unstrut? It is located near Liepzig and southwest of Berlin, dear reader. And vines have been cultivated there since at least the 10th century. That said, the terraced vineyards of this historical place aren't exactly a household name for most German wine lovers. Farming is biodynamic, fermentation is spontaneous,  and depending on the barrel, some wines will be allowed to develop a flor as in sherry or the Jura. Here are the details for the 2019 Portugieuser from our friends at Vom Boden: Freyburger Schweigenberge (terraced) and Karsdorfer Ziegental (both vineyards boast limestone soils) vines here range from 50 to over 85 years old and have tiny berries. Maceration for four days, then basket pressed whole cluster, élevage in barrel, bottled w/very low SO2 (5-10 mg/l), unfined/unfiltered.The nose is wild berry and brambly with some notes of white pepper and Oolong tea. The palate is bright and lithe with all manner of forest fruits, blackberry seed, and loamy soil notes on a distinctively sapid finish. This shows a fun sauvage character and makes me think this would be perfect with a bit of a chill with sausages grilled over a fire or smoked brisket.

  • red
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Konni & Evi 2019 Saale-Unstrut Silvaner

So, just where exactly is Saale-Unstrut? It is located near Liepzig and southwest of Berlin, about as far north as Calgary, Kamchatka Peninsula, or Labrador. And vines have been cultivated there since at least the 10th century. That said, the terraced vineyards of this historical place aren't exactly a household name for most German wine lovers. Farming is biodynamic, fermentation is spontaneous,  and depending on the barrel, some wines will be allowed to develop a flor as in sherry or the Jura. Here are the techincal stats from our friends at Vom Boden: Karsdorfer Ziegental, Steigrarer Hahneberg and Freyburger Schweigenberg vineyards; vines between 30 and 85 years old, on limestone soils, hand-harvested early; 3-6 day maceration before pressing in small basket press, natural yeast ferm, élevage in barrel, bottled w/very low SO2 (5-10 mg/l), unfined/unfiltered.  And having tasted this there is a brisk, salty, coolness  and tang with notes of lime skin, white flower, and bracken on the nose. While the palate is lean and punchy with  a salty/ briny/ faintly oxidative note that hovers between Sanlúcar and Sèvre et Maine, and this character has me dreaming of tinned fish or gravlax on brown bread with French butter. Though cockles with a green herb sauce wouldn't be out of the question either. John McIlwain

  • white
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  • Organic
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  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
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  • 8 in stock
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  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2019 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg Fass 12

Covered in eroded gray slate, the south-southwest facing Unterstenberg lieu dit is the site on the Ayler Kupp that has some of the most water retention due to its location at the foot of the hillside. Fermented to just off-dry in 2019.

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  • Organic
  • white off-dry
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  • Organic
  • white off-dry
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  • $31.99

  • Organic

Melsheimer 2016 Mosel Riesling Handwerk

Thorsten Melsheimer has been farming organically in the Mosel since 1995 (certified ECOVIN) and became Demeter (biodynamic) certified in 2013. The 2016 'Handwerk' is actually a blend of three different barrels: a QBA trocken, Kabinett, and Spätlese, and the sum of these parts is a delightful slightly off-dry Riesling. Just a touch reductive upon opening, the herbaceous and cooler qualities of the vintage come through on the nose and the palate along with green apple, peach, nectarine, and tart apricot. This would be fantastic paired with spicy cuisine, fried foods, or brunch (it is only 10% ABV, after all). Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
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  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
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  • no discount
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Molitor, Markus 2016 Mosel Riesling Alte Reben 'White Capsule'

Sourced from old vine parcels in Ürzig and Zeltingen in the Mittelmosel. The 2016 Alte Reben from Molitor displays a pale yellow, hinting at gold, robe. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers, citrus blossom, spices, and peach skin. The mid-weight palate has a zesty mineral attack, followed by a flush of ripe stone fruit flavors and filigree of cool crushed herbs, culminating in a long sapid, mouthwatering finish. Though dry, this is by no means austere and will charm on its own, though I'd love to give this a whirl with sautéed scallops in brown butter atop a celery root purée or morels and English peas stewed in butter. John McIlwain

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Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling BA 375ml

When there's Beerenauslese available from this legendary estate, you just say yes. (AP 16) Cari Bernard

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  • white sweet
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Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 1.5 L

Different German estates use their AP numbers for different reasons. For example, at Hofgut Falkenstein, they use the AP numbers to refer to specific fuders (1000L barrels). At Willi Schaefer, numbers correspond to a 'style'. So for the Graacher Domprobst Spätlese there is a #5 bottling and a #10 bottling. Both Andrea and Christoph Schaefer have explained that the #5 is more concentrated and dense, whereas the #10 is lighter and fresher. This holds true in 2018, the #5 is SO YOUNG, wound up and dense, notes of Fuji apple, peach candy, wildflower honey, and a creamy finish. Hold onto this bottle please, this beautiful wine has so much to show, give it ten plus years to get there (will age even longer en magnum)! Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
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Später-Veit 2019 Piesporter Riesling Feinherb 1 L

This slightly off-dry Riesling really leaps out of the glass with lively stone fruit and minerals. Vivacious acidity gives it lift and is matched with silky, ripe pear on the palate, with hint of texture on the finish. This is a standout value in the 1L bottle, and all comes from the gray slate of the Falkenberg parcel, just above the famous Piesporter Goldtröpchen vineyard. Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel.

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  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

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Vetter, Stefan 2017 Franken Sylvaner Steinterrassen Muschelkalk

Stefan Vetter is nothing if not committed to Sylvaner as a grape variety, but even more a lens thru which we can view his special terroirs. As the name implies, the vines are on terraces with limestone soils. Whole bunch pressed, fermented and aged in old barrel, and bottled without filtration. The 2017 Steinterrassen Muschelkalk offers pretty aromas of lime blossom, comice pear, lime zest, and apple skin. The palate is layered and filigreed, with zesty notes of apple skin, green plum, dancing across a tangy/salty mineral core. There's sneaky depth and persistence here and the wine finishes with brio. This has knit beautifully since release and cries out for asparagus with hollandaise, potato-ramp velouté, or perhaps Hearth restaurant's justifiably famous fava beans with young pecorino, and spring onions. John McIlwain 

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  • 7 in stock
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  • 16 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Wasenhaus 2018 Baden Weissburgunder 1.5L

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and  volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
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  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $259.99

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  • 6 in stock
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Weiser-Künstler 2019 Mosel Riesling Feinherb

The Swiss Army Knife of the Mosel? Perhaps... The Weiser-Künstler 2019 Feinherb is weighs in at a breezy 10.5% abv. Stone fruit, green apple, pear skin on the nose. The palate is lithe and dances with flavors of lime skin, crushed herbs, Rainier cherry, and a pleasing quinine/stony bitterness that lends a sense of tension to the medium length, rising finish. This pulls off the agile intensity-without-weight character of my favorite just off-dry Mosel wines, while presenting on the drier side as and I struggle to imagine a more versatile white for the table. Softshell crab? Of course! Fish curry with noodles? A breeze. Watermelon salad with feta? Bring it on. Pork cutlet with wild mushrooms? In a heartbeat! Not only is this delicious—and it is—but each swallow beckons the drinker to take another sip. If only every other wine offered such joy for so little money. Happy to drink this weekly. John McIlwain

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

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  • 18 in stock
  • $29.99

Ziereisen 2016 Baden Pinot Noir Schulen

The last of a bevy of samples from a grower I didn’t really know, but whose wines have really made me take notice. Zeireisen 2016 Spa¨tburgunder “Schulen.”The vines are grown organically in limestone soils interspersed with alluvial stones. Vinification is with native yeasts and the wine sees a bit of new oak.  I’ll admit I’m not inclined toward most Spätburgunder as the wines from the early aughts combined ego and cooperage absolutely obliterating any sense of terroir--a shame really. But between Wasenhaus, Enderle and Moll (and of course the dazzling Hofgut Falkensatein sui generis bottling), we seem to be in something of a renaissance (though given the recent leaps and bounds perhaps naissance is a more accurate term). The robe is a dark ruby. The nose offers pretty aromas of Keemun Imperial tea, wild cherry, cassis, and wild violets. The palate is lithe, and displays beautiful equipoise between the just-verging-on-lush black fruit, and a zangy, pungently stony mineral core. The mid-palate shows dimension without veering into ‘zaftig’ and gives way to a mouthwatering, lean—though but by no means austere—finish. Delicious now, but given how this has opened up over the last couple of hours, there’s plenty of complexity forthcoming and I’d feel comfortable laying a few bottles down for the next 4-7 years. This balances freshness and earthiness deftly and is well worth a look. Fabulous with pan-roasted magret of duck with donabe kabocha squash, and braised baby bock choi. This is truly exciting Spa¨tburgunder and if I found this kicking around in Marsannay or Maranges, I’d be living the glamorous life of importer, chasing down my C.O.D. accounts. Good stuff, friends. As we “in the biz” say, “the real f'in’ deal.” John McIlwain

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  • 5 in stock
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Abbona 2006 Barolo Terlo Ravera

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Antoniolo 1964 Spanna Santachiara

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Antoniolo 1967 Spanna Ca'Rosso

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  • 5 in stock
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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

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Barale 2015 Barolo Castellero

Nebbiolo grapes from the Castellero vineyard in the Barolo commune, planted in 1979 and 1991. The grapes are hand harvested in the first weeks of October. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, with wine macerating on the skins for 30 days. Fermentation in 15-30 hl French oak lasts for 3 years, before being bottled without filtration. Bottle aging lasts a year before release.

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  • 10 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 19 in stock
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Barale 2019 Barbera d'Alba Castle

Shades of red and black in the glass. A joyous nose - tons of roses and fresh red berries. The faintest aroma of flower stems. The palate is soft, then quickly rich, with cocoa and cherry. The finish turns to dark tea leaves and graphite. Despite the mineral character, this isn't a gritty Barbera. There's woven structure. Medium acidity, hitting the mark. A delight to drink. David Hatzopoulos

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  • 20 in stock
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Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

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  • 12 in stock
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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
  • 8 in stock
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Boggione, Claudio 2016 Barolo Brunate

The 2016 Brunate is super-aromatic, hitting Nebbiolo’s typical indicators of bright cherry fruit, rose, rich earth/clay/limestone, some balsalm and minty notes; the wine develops even more complexity with air. To me it sings Brunate – that is, a wine with evident power and a serious nature, but also austerely elegant, and balanced between power and finesse without any strain or obvious effort. This is a classic wine that will repay some years in the cellar, but on day 1 it was very good, on day 2 excellent, and on the third day quite spectacular. This may not be the most practical schedule for home drinking, but pouring into a decanter or pitcher in the morning will yield a similar result by dinner time!

I can’t resist pointing out that for a Barolo Brunate of this quality the price is very reasonable. But you can do even better: take a 10% discount for any 12 bottles of wine from our inventory, AND – for 24 hours only – we are offering a 15% discount for a 12 bottle case of Boggione. Jamie Wolff

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Cantina del Glicine 2016 Barbaresco Vignesparse

Glicine is a small winery, run on traditional lines – aging in large Slavonian oak, long fermentations. The farming is organic (but not certified); the Vignesparse (“scattered vines”) is a blend of fruit in the classic manner, from Gallina, Serraboella, and Serracapelli – offering, by historical characterization: finesse (Gallina), structure (Serraboella), and fruit (Serracapelli) – thus obtaining a balance of elements and complexity that a single-vineyard might not deliver.

Sadly, 2016 is probably the last vintage to be released by Glicine: Roberto Bruno the winemaker and owner died in 2017. After Roberto’s passing the 2016 was tended by the super-talented Mario Andreon, of Castello di Verduno. But the 2016 is a suitable monument to Roberto’s skill and dedication. I loved the 2015, which maintained balance in a very warm, short growing season; the 2016 shows the finesse and harmonious character of an ideally long and cool ripening vintage. It will take some years to unwind from what is initially a pretty intense and wintery wine with some muscle; with air it emerges as very graceful. Initially savory ,with stony aromas, black tea, and cocoa powder, followed by lovely blood orange and red fruit. Medium-bodied with no sensation of heat, and quite pronounced but satisfyingly ripe tannins, the wine is very long. It remains a seriously great deal!

Our usual 10% discount applies to any purchase of 12 bottles of wine; for 24 hours only, take 15% off a 12 bottle case of Glicine Barbaresco (if you order online we will apply the extra discount when we process your order). Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 2 in stock
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  • Organic

Cantina del Lupo 2018 Barbera d'Asti

You wouldn't think a Barbera to be so expressive and layered, but this bottle by Cantina del Lupo surely is. The nose has a classic Piedmontese mix of earth and fruit. Aromas of blackberry and cherry waft from the glass, along with hints of loose, healthy, pitch-black soil. On the tongue, there is red cherry, plum, and a woodsy flavor of birch and spice. Subtle but well placed tannin balance the the warm fruit on an edge of medium acidity. For those of you that loved the 2015 vintage of this bottle, we're sure you'll enjoy the 2018 just as much. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $15.99

Cantina del Lupo 2018 Piemonte Grignolino "Grignole"

“Grignole” is Astigiano (dialect of the region of Asti, home to Grignolino) for ‘a lot of seeds’ – Grignolino has a lot of seeds; hence the label – a festa of happy seeds, or if you prefer, pips. Grignolino is very light in color, and has both high acidity and tannin - A typically Piemontese grape. As Ian d’Agata says “Grignolino was, until recently, a tragically unfashionable wine because of its pale red-pink color, lack of obvious sweet, ripe, soft fruit flavors, and very high acidities and tannins.” A well-made Grignolino has low alcohol – 12.3% in this case! Grignole is made in stainless steel (no need for more tannin from wood), and macerates for just a few days; if you find that your Grignolino is dark in color, try a different version.Grignole is pale, almost like a rosato; it’s very aromatic with strawberry, sour cherry, pepper and delicate herbs. These follow through on the palate, which is layered and lively – and amazingly long and complex for such a humble and humbly priced wine. If you know Poulsard, the Grignole distinctly brings it to mind; it has quite a similar profile, and like Poulsard works well with cheese and other fairly rich food. Grignolino  is also very versatile at the table; we drank it with fairly spicy vegetarian tacos and pretty much finished the bottle without any struggle (or regrets).  Jamie Wolff

Very engaging on the nose, like uncovering a bowl of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries while a breeze of light flowers and green grass stirs on a summer afternoon. Really, if the aromatics of this wine don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. The color is a translucent rhubarb hue. On the palate, there is vibrant acidity and only a minuscule tannic touch. The fruit on the tongue has more of an edge than it does on the nose, with tangy red cherry and crisp red apple. Edgy but deliciously fresh. David Hatzopoulos

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Chiesa, Carlo 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Carlo Chiesa is one of the few producers of the Roero that we trust to deliver wines with a sense of place. That said, this bottle is produced with grapes from the Langhe hills to the south. It's weighty crimson cherry in color. On the nose, wild herbs and fresh red berries pair up for an attractive bouquet. Upon opening, the palate proved tense in structure, but came around to a balanced mouthfeel of good tannin and high acid. Black cherry fruit and crushed dark stones on the tongue. A pleasant bottle to open now, a great example of what 2018 Langhe is bringing to the market Nebbiolo-wise. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

Colombera & Garella 2016 Bramaterra Cascina Cottignano

"Bramaterra 2016 is 80 % Nebbiolo, 10 % Vespolina, 10 % Croatina, the vineyard is located in Masserano on a volcanic brown soil. Fermentation was in concrete with 38 days of maceration for the Nebbiolo grapes. After we blend the 3 varieties and we wait the spring for the natural malolactic. The wine aged for 2 years in a botte 6000 L."- Information sent directly from Giacomo Colombera.

The 2016 'Cascina Cottignano' Bramaterra has a color of dark cherry. The nose has expressive, plump red fruits, like cherry and raspberry, along with a hint of flowery perfume. These aromas float above a distinctly savory character, which I found to be reminiscent of fresh, dark-green sea grass - salty and rich, not bitter or vegetal. On the palate, the wine shows a medley of black and red berries, before a long, herbaceous finish. It has a ripe mouthfeel with lovely, tempered acidity, flashy stoniness, and a broad blanket of medium-level tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

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Colombera & Garella 2019 Coste della Sesia

This vibrant red 70% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina, and 15% Croatina. Cristiano Garella teamed up with Giacomo and Carlo Colombera to produce wines in the Northeastern corner of the Piedmont, known as Alto-Piemonte. Christiano had been associated with a few producers in the area, focused on revitalizing a once-prominent wine producing region, and Carlo had been growing grapes in Bramaterra since the 90s. The bottle comes from the appellation of Coste Della Sesia, with volcanic-sandy soils. The vines have Southwestern exposure and have an average age of 40 years. All fruit is picked by hand and ferments for 14 days in stainless steel without temperature control. The wine ages for 10 to 12 months in used barriques before bottling. Aromas of redcurrant  and strawberry contrasts those of graphite, bell pepper, mint. The palate has dark plum, ripe black cherry and spicy, cracked black pepper. High acid and strong tannin last in the mouth long after the sip. A lovely chew. The finish has a hint of sour blackberry, bolstered by a snappy mineral drive. Great wine! David Hatzopoulos

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  • 52 in stock
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  • Organic
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  • 1 in stock
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Conterno, Giacomo 1964 Barolo

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Fenocchio, Giacomo 2016 Barolo Castellero

Castellero runs over the crest of a hill to share a border with Bussia, but it’s mostly on the west side of the hill, facing Cannubi. The point is that while Fenocchio’s vines in Bussia and Castellero are close together, the wines are very different; the vineyards are vinified identically, so it’s a dramatic lesson in terroir. The 2016 Castellero shows bright fruit, spices, blood orange, with very fine tannin – it’s fresh and very elegant – a very (trigger warning) feminine wine to Bussia’s dark and muscular – a great wine. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 4 in stock
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  • Organic

Fenocchio, Giacomo 2016 Barolo Villero

My friend Gregory Dal Piaz calls Villero “training-wheels wine”, because if you’re new to Barolo it’s an easy wine to like - so it figures that I’d really like Villero. There are great Villeros from Brovia, Cascina Fontana, G. Mascarello, Fenocchio, Oddero (and in the old days the excellent Barolo Enrico VI from Cordero di Montezemolo) – and in fact I think what they all have in common is a certain openness, balance, and yes – accessibility and charm that make them easy to like. I haven’t tasted Fenocchio’s 2016 but based on past years I have found it easy to like. Jamie Wolff

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Fontanafredda 1958 Barolo

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Francoli 1970 "Expo" Riserva (stained labels)

This wine is Gattinara — so says the previous owner, who we trust entirely — but is labelled in celebration of the 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan. It wasn't easy to sell Gattinara in 1970, so the creative vendor tried some novel approaches... We don't know if it worked, but we do know that old Francoli is worth a try. JW

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Margherita Otto (Alan Manley) 2016 Barolo

Once again: we didn't get to taste the 2016 after it was bottled, but last year it showed beautifully from bottle. Alan Manley (owner, farmer, winemaker, chief bottle washer) provided the following very  interesting text:

2016: A classic, cool year of excellent potential. However, not a “Vintage of the Century,” no matter what the wine magazines say. The winter and spring were normal, with good precipitation to replenish the water tables after the dry and hot 2015 growing season. A burst of heat around the flowering and a week of warmth over the July-August cusp were the only sustained heat events of the year; this was a very excellent growing season marred only by a few oidium outbreaks. The critical ripening period were warm days and cool nights with excellent, stable weather that made for an easy harvest conducted under optimal conditions. As always, the field-sorting of fruit during the picking was critical to a good outcome in the cellar.The critical difficulty in 2016 was overproduction – after several vintages of below-normal yields, the vines exploded in 2016. Careful management of the vegetation was absolutely necessary to a good result in 2016. Crop thinning was performed after the flowering, when many single new shoots had set 3-4 flower bunches; ideally, there should be one per shoot. A second pass through the vineyards after the invaiatura (veraison) was necessary to bring the yields under the legally mandated limits. Any imperfectly colored bunches were removed at this point.Pernanno and Sotto-Rionda were harvested on October 12; Ginestra on October 16. This wine was also made in the rented cellar, the same as in 2015. As the ripening dates were so close together, they were fermented together (the Ginestra fruit was simply added on top of the already-fermenting Pernanno and Sotto-Rionda fruit in a single concrete tank). Total maceration time was about 38 days and the wine went through malolactic fermentation in steel as there was no wooden botte to be rented that year. The wine spent about 10 months in the steel tank with several rankings before being transferred to the Margherita Otto cantina as soon as the new facility was ready in late August 2017. The wine was put into a single 25hl Mittelberger botte, a single well-used tonneau of 500L and a single old barrique of 225 liters.The wine was bottled on April 29, 2020 (after 32 months in wood) and released in June 2020. Production: 20 double-magnums, 535 magnums and 3200 bottles. Alan Manley

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  • Organic
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  • 4 in stock
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Mascarello, Bartolo 1961 Barolo

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Mascarello, Bartolo 1967 Barolo

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Minuto, Fratelli 1964 Pertinace Antico Nebbiolo / Barbaresco

Described by Wasserman as "made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco Zone". Why it's not Barbaresco is anyone's guess. Pertinax, Roman Emperor for about 3 months in 190 ad, appears on the label. Pertinace carries on as the name in Barbaresco of a small wine growers coop.

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Oddero, Fratelli 1970 Barbaresco

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Poderi Cellario NV Vino Rosso Frizzante La Grinozza

All Grignolino, spontaneous fermentation, with minimal SO2 added. Very crunchy and refreshing, with Grignolino's characteristic tart and juicy fruit.   EL

  • red sparkling
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Principiano, Ferdinando 2013 Barolo Serralunga

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Ferdinando Principiano is part of the next generation in Barolo who are guaranteeing that our kids and grandkids are ensured a supply of brilliant wines (some of the others on my short list are the Brovia family, Mario Fontana, Giacomo Fenocchio, Elio Sandri, Fabio Alessandria at Burlotto, Gianni Canonica – not kids, but experienced wine makers in their prime). I’ve told the story before about how around 2008 Ferdinando completely changed course from making full-on modern style wine to full-on traditional wines, which is a courageous move under any circumstance, and one which is yielding beautiful wines. And beautiful vines: his vineyards are also gorgeous.The Barolo is a blend of fruit from Boscaretto, Baudana, and Leirano – all Serralunga vineyards. It’s very good indeed, harmonious and balanced, with lovely fruit, fine tannin, and surprisingly accessible (when tasted in May 2017). Jamie Wolff

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  • 11 in stock
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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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  • Low Sulfur

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2015 Barolo Perno

There are many reasons why I could never be a wine critic, foremost my general lack of discipline. At the time, tasting in Sandri's cellar, I knew perfectly well that when the time came to offer the wine that I'd want to use any notes I made. And yet, this is what I wrote: "Fantastic, complete, super-promising, buy at least a case of this." Well, perhaps that says it all? Sorry not to attempt to wax poetic, or at least descriptive! Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Elio Sandri is still not the household name he deserves to be considering the extremely high quality of his wines. This bottling is entirely from grapes within Barolo that did not get selected for the eponymous bottling, so he uses them for this more entry-level bottling, ferments in steel, then ages in a combination of neutral wood and tanks for a short time. The nose is savory with notes of dried earth, sun-dried tomato, rhubarb, oregano, and the palate has more freshness, salinity, and present, but approachable tannins that make this a great current drinking Nebbiolo, especially with heartier fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Fornacina 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

I've tried to resist the temptation of a potential cliché, but: this made me think of Burgundy, because this is a really elegant Brunello with no sign of heat, beautiful balance – it’s intense, but not at all too rich, with good lift, and a clear sense of place. I’ve tasted Fornacina for about 10 years now, and terroir emerges in the wine; the relatively high altitude (400+ meters), and the high PH of the galestro soil, must play a role in how fresh the wine is, even in a hot vintage like 2015. The wine is very fragrant with “frutti di bosco”, or forest fruits (wild strawberry, blackberry, etc), clay and “sotto bosco”, or forest floor – leafy and earthy. After 4+ hours open, it’s showing even better: a very refined wine, aromatic, dynamic, and delicious. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Fornacina 2018 Rosso di Montalcino

A nice lively translucent color; both savory and meaty red fruit on the nose; very bright cranberry and current fruit on the palate, and somehow both powerful and elegant. After 4+ hours the wine relaxed and opened to become really drinkable – a very fine Rosso. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $22.99

I Fabbri 2018 Chianti Classico Lamole - Fiasco

I Fabbri's Fiasco bottling is an incredibly bright Sangiovese from one of our favorite Chianti producers. The nose of this fresh red is full of wild fruits - cherries, strawberries, and blueberries. Lending a rustic accent is a pleasant aroma of savory green herbs. Flavors of black cherry and dark stones create a bright palate with a healthy level of high-toned verve. Great acidity and a light hint of tannin round out this delicious (and dangerously drinkable) wine! Serve at cellar temperature for extra refreshment. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $12.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Monte Bernardi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Sa'etta

A Chianti Classico Riserva that pushes tender dark fruit and fresh earth into leading roles. 100% Sangiovese from the Sa'etta Vineyard on the Monte Bernardi estate in Panzano. This single vineyard has southern exposure, boasts soils of shale and limestone, and maintains vines of 40(+) years of age. The area is described by the producer's website as having the "best position, exposure, and terrain on the estate." The choicest grapes are picked by hand from vines tended with biodynamic practices. Once moved to the winery, natural fermentation begins in large oak casks. After malo naturally occurs in Austrian and German oak, the wine ages in wood for 18-30 months. Bottle aging before release is a minimum of 12 months. The wine is unfiltered. Powerful and full, the color in glass is black at the core, with dark burgundy edges. The nose is a basket of fresh black olives, sage leaves,  bushy stems of oregano, dried dark cherries and milled cocoa. Large ripe plums and dates are the foundation to a dish of flavors that also include less forward notes of Provencal herbs and subtle black tea. There is an overarching "of-the-earth" quality, aromatically and flavor-wise, that makes this Sa'etta '16 so comforting and pleasant to drink. It has medium acidity and a tempered, though engaging, chew. Please enjoy in 2020, but know that the wine has been made to develop well over many years. Sipped alongside Parmesan-polenta with sausage, shrimp, onions and tomato.  Looking forward to revisiting today after a night open... David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2016 Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT Tzingana

This is the only Super Tuscan we carry in the store, and an anomaly within the character. 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot. All estate grown fruit, picked by hand, from southern facing slopes. Natural Fermentation in steel, secondary fermentation in oak, with 18-24 months of aging in barrique and tonneaux before bottling. The color here is black cherry, especially dense in the center of the glass. The nose is minerally and bright, with a scent of crushed graphite. Additional aromas of soft vanilla bean, mosey forest floor, and fruits like cherry, blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry fill out the profile. The palate also carries that stony character, surrounded by rounder flavors of plum and dark cherry. On the finish, that lean taste of graphite reappears to add an earthy final touch. This is a tannic wine, but tender on the tongue with a soft middle. Acidity is refreshing and vibrant. What a beautiful wine! Complex and so tasty. Drink now or age 10 years. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva

Another fantastic vintage of this staple red from Monte Bernardi. 95% Sangiovese with 5% of Canaiolo Nero from estate vines in Panzano, Chianti. Wine is fermented naturally in oak and stainless steel before aging 18-24 months in oak. The nose is very fragrant, with notes of warm blueberry preserve, balsamic and freshly baked pie crust. Above those deep aromas, there are fresh red cherries and woodsy forest shrubs. On the palate, there are flavors black cherry, milled coffee beans, and a very lovely note of candied blackberry. The wine has a long finish of herbs and spice. Structure-wise, this Chianti has high acidity and healthy tannin. An incredible wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Italy White

Adalia 2018 Soave Singan

Like all wines from the Soave DOC, this 2018 Adalia Singan is primarily made from the the Garganega grape, with the addition of other varietals, including the native Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are trellised in the pergola trentina fashion, allowing a canopy of leaves to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight while the fruit hangs shaded below. Vineyards are located 250 meters above sea level to calcareous soils. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermented naturally, including a short time on the skins. Aged in stainless steel before bottling. The nose shows breezy aromas of grass, sea salt, apple, almond and apricot skins. On the palate, there are halved and grilled lemons, salt, orchard fruit, and a touch of tender brioche. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $17.99

Bulli nv Colli Piacentini Ortrugo Frizzante

This frizzante is 100% Ortrugo. A grape once used mostly as a blending companion to the more fancied Malvasia, it is known for articulated acidity, thus making it a perfect foundation for sparkling and semi-sparkling wines. In recent years, it has come out of the shadows and is frequently used for single-varietal wines, mostly coming from the region of Colli Piacentini in Emilia-Romagna, known for its limestone soil. The Bulli Ortrugo begins with vines of 10-50 years of age. Guyot trained. The grapes are picked in September and October. Native yeasts are used to ferment the wine dry, and after waiting over the winter months, grape must from the autumn harvest is added to induce secondary fermentation. This, of course, gives the wine a sparkle. Like all wines from Bulli, it sees no added SO2. When first poured, before getting air, the nose is crushed and chalky limestone. Released soon after are aromas of savory/sweet Jordan almonds, nectarines and blossoms, along with a trace of that original, almost smokey, minerality. The palate is salty, with flavors of firm pear, sage, and a very long, dry finish of fresh lemon zest. The color is that of homemade lemon-water. Contrary to what is said about Ortrugo, I didn't find this wine incredibly high in acid. Well balanced flavors and structure here. Paired very well with Friday night sushi. David Hatzopoulos

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

De Bartoli 1990 Marsala Superiore Vigna la Micia

In the 1700 and 1800’s, Marsala’s reputation was as wine of great quality, but in the last century only one grower, Marco de Bartoli, has managed to produce truly fine Marsala. This is wine made in a similar manner as Port, Madeira, and Sherry: fortified with brandy, and aged exposed to heat and oxygen. The resulting wines are very long-lived, and are basically indestructible; you can open this bottle and enjoy it over an extended period. At De Bartoli, La Micia is usually a multi-vintage blend, but in 1990 – as in a couple of other exceptional years – they made a single-vintage wine. This is a Marsala Oro – golden colored, and lighter and more delicate than most other Marsala we’ve tasted. There is a modest amount of residual sugar in the wine, so it’s a bit sweet, but good naturally acidity provides balance and keeps the wine refreshing. Aromas of apricot, nuts, anise, and stony earth follow-through in the flavor of the wine, and the finish is long without being overpowering. We’ve had some at home a couple of times this week; first as an apertif with Marcona almonds – a fantastic salty/sweet play on the palate. Last night we had some with dessert – pecan cookies – another great combo, as the nuttiness of both the wine and the cookies worked beautifully together. We suggest trying this with any not-too-sweet dessert – biscotti, pound cake, nut cakes, or nuts and dried fruit, or – we bet it will be great – cheese. JW

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Fiorano - Boncompagni Ludovisi 1992 Vino da Tavola Principe di Venosa (Semillon) Botte 46

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Giol 2018 Prosecco Sur Lie (organic, no so2)

Another rare wine in the world of Prosecco – a true natural wine, certified organic, made without sulphur, refermented in bottle and aged on the lees. What you get is Prosecco with real character and rich flavor. It’s aromatically bright with lemon notes, and in the mouth is bone dry with refreshing green apple, savory and stony, and great with food with its charming very slightly bitter and fresh finish. A wine that way out-performs at the price. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $229.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

I Fabbri 2019 VDT Bianco Casole

Trebbiano and Malvasia, made in concrete with 12 hours of skin contact, which seems perfect for inflecting the wine’s structure without losing freshness – and it’s 11° alcohol! Over the last month we’ve opened 3 bottles at home to have with a variety of food, and we (that is, myself and my wife, who – as is so often the case with wine nerd partners – has a great palate that’s free of wine nerd preconceptions) like the wine more and more. It’s brisk and crisp, showing green apple and herbs, but fairly rich and textured. Last night it was stellar with pasta with roasted fennel and cauliflower and pecorino. A very nice, very good wine. 110 points. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Il Conte 2020 IGT Veneto Pinot Grigio

Il Conte Pinot Grigio is 100% tank fermented from organically farmed fruit in the Veneto. The wine is then mostly aged in tank, with a little put in barrels to add texture. Light, bright and refreshing - this is for your next party. Lemony and grassy, with a touch of lean, yellow stone fruit. Drink up!!

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $10.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $58.99

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

Lombardo, Giordano 2019 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2019 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Mongioia 2018 Moscato d'Asti "Belb"

In the Moscato d’Asti zone, farming is driven by volume over quality – almost all the wine made there is from industrial agriculture and industrial winemaking, which is why Moscato is usually cheap wine in every regard. The fruit for Belb comes from edenic hillside vineyards where chemicals have never been used. The winemaking matches the farming. The result is one in a million (think Moscato from Bera, the best possible alternate to Belb) – a focused wine, fresh and clean, with deep layers showing classic Moscato attributes like apricot and pear, delicate floral hints and nutty flavors. Belb is relatively low in residual sugar so it tastes fruity rather than cloying. We sell a lot of Belb to people looking for Barefoot or one of the other brands; despite the relatively high price they come back for more, converted. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $37.99

Montoni 2019 Sicilia IGT Grillo

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

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $11.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $38.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

Terraquilia 2018 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

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

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

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99

Kosher

Capcanes, Celler de 2017/2018 Montsant Peraj Petita

Celler de Capcanes creates a line of high-quality, terroir-driven Kosher from their old-vine Monsant vineyards. The Peraj Petita blend is 45% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah, aged party in steel and then for 10 months in a combination of French and American oak.  This wine is elaborated following Jewish Law and under the supervision of the prestigious Rabbinate OU from the USA and Kosher Federation of London in close collaboration with local Rabbis of Chabad Lubavitch. It is Kosher for passover and not mevushal.

  • red kosher
  • 3 in stock
  • $20.99

Galil Mountain Winery 2018 Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon

The Galil Mountain Winery maintains some of the highest elevation vineyards in Israel with some at over 3200ft elevation. This Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented and aged in stainless steel for six months to preserve the freshness of the ripe fruit after a warm vintage. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and not Meshuval.

  • red kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Golan Heights Winery 2018 Golan Heights Yarden Chardonnay

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

  • white kosher
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

Mt. Tabor 2018 Galilee Chardonnay

Mt. Tabor is based in the Lower Galilee and produces quality, value-driven wines. 100% Chardonay that is fermented and aged in stainless steel to maintain its bright acidity balanced by ripe, tropical fruit. This wine is certified OK, Kosher for Passover, and not mevushal.

  • white kosher
  • 5 in stock
  • $14.99

Loire

Baudouin 2015 Anjou Rouge Coteaux d'Ardenay

The Baudouin "Coteaux dArdenay" is Cabernet Franc (may have some Cabernet Sauvignon, depending on vintage) from vines planted in 1990 in Ardenay, a hamlet north of Layon with soil of volcanic rock, shale, sandstone and coal.  Certified organic (Ecocert) 100% de-stemmed, maceration by infusion, délestage, 40 days alcoholic fermentation in tank. Gentle pressing. Aged for 12 months in Burgundian oak barrels (2-4 years old). 4 months blending and settling in tank before bottling in spring. "The 2015 vintage is sunny but still full of finesse, neither vegetal nor candied. In the cellar, a long, sweet infusion. A "Terroir" wine, the Coteaux d´Ardenay presents complex and deep aromas allied to a fresh and long finish typical of the Loire Valley. The dense and structured but fine frame of this wine will allow a harmonious pairing with red meats of character, game, leg of lamb, beef ribs or steaks."

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudouin 2018 Anjou Blanc 'Effusion'

The Patrick Baudouin "Effusion" is 100%  Chenin Blanc from 35 year old vines in 2 parcels with volcanic rock: Ardenay in Chaudefonds sur Layon (micaceous shale, sandstone, silica) and Bruandières in Saint Aubin de Luigné (shale, Caboniferous-era sandstone). Certified organic (Ecocert). Gentle pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged in older Burgundian oak barrels (1 to 4 years old). Blending and settling in tank before bottling.

Effusion is a wine of aromatic freshness, as its name suggests, while remaining well structured. Serve with everything from appetizers to cheese, including fish and grilled white meats.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Baudry 2017 Chinon La Croix Boissée

From  small parcels of shallow sandy clay soils over limestone (calcaire micacé) on a south-facing slope above Cravant. 20 to 45 year-old vines.  20-day fermentation in tronconic wooden, vats 24 months of aging in 1 to 4 year-old Burgundy barriques. Zero SO2 added until a small dosage at assembly, 10 to 20 mg/L, bottled unfiltered. (Over the years, the Baudrys have moved to a more gentle extraction on this wine and have lengthened the barrel aging, never in new oak.) This is one of the greatest reds of the Loire Valley - at it's best after ten to twenty years of aging, the wine is also quite delicious, though with firm chalky tannins, when young.Tasted in January 2020, the showed intense, bright black raspberry/cherry liqueur with violet and chalk. The palate is high-toned and elegant, dense and earthy with a silky, chalky texture under black raspberry and red currant, extremely mineral and long. Wait 5 years then drink this superb wine through 2045.(This shows a bit less forward fruit than the equally superb 2018, which some lovers of Chinon will appreciate.) David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2018 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in three to ten year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since it's first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. It's become incrreasingly difficult to write superlatives about this wine, as each vintage since 2014 has been superb in it's own way. And now 2018, a vintage the Baudrys describe as "magnificent!" The ripeness of fruit in this vintage diplays a different side of Cabernet Franc with the more traditional light raspberry/strawberry aromatics enhanced by darker fruits: blackberry, black raspberry and boysenberry with violet and earth, that remain vibrant and bright. The color is deep black with a purple rim. The palate shows sensational purity, freshness and elegance with a fabulous dense, silky, calcaire texture and fabulous length of pure black fruits and minerals. While this wine is amazingly delicious now, it should be very interesting with long cellaring as well. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

Bejon 2018 Vin de France Saint Germain

Technically falling within the greater Chinon appellation, this is old vines Cabernet Franc from limestone terroir. Blackberry and blackcurrant notes, deep ripeness and a lovely vibrancy from natural vinification. The 2018 Saint Germain is a bit more concentrated than previous vintages, and possibly our favorite yet. There's a combination of rich, dark purple fruit and an uplifting freshness. A great fall red, perfectly medium bodied.   -Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bertin-Delatte 2018 Anjou Blanc L'Echalier

 In the past decade or so, the town of Rablay-sur-Layon has become a small hub for dedicated young winemakers in the Loire Valley. There’s a strong community spirit – each year the town organizes a small music festival, and there is a cooperative grocery store in the town center. Geneviève Delatte and Nicolas Bertin started out in the area working for other winemakers, and in 2008, they purchased their own small vineyard, a 1.5ha lieu-dit named "L’Echalier". In 2012 they built a small home and winery at the edge of their vines, and found a few other small vineyards in the hills around Rablay. The winemaking philosophy is to keep things simple, intervene as little as possible. The 2018 Echalier was aged for 12 months in used wooden barrels on the fine lees, with further aging of 3-6 month in tank before bottling. The wine shows very high-toned aromas of citrus, pear, mint and beeswax, the palate is very mineral and saline with dried fruits, herbal and stone flavors, bone dry and long. Any lover of Chenin should try this, enjoy over the next ten years...

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bertin-Delatte 2018 Vin de France Vingt-Neuf

 From vines planted in 1929, aged in new 500 liter barrels, then in steel tanks for 6 months. 170 cases made. The "Vingt-Neuf" is very reminiscent of the wines of Richart Leroy in it's perfect balance, elegance and high-acid minerality. This will need some time to open up, so carafe or age five to eight years before drinking. 6 btls available.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2018 Touraine KO In Cot We Trust

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme's "In Cot We Trust" is one of the most vibrant, fascinating and delicious Malbecs of the Loire! From  a single parcel called "les Automnes" with 45 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, 2 week whole-cluster maceration, fermentation and aging for 18 months in 500L demi-muids, zero added SO2. 2018 is a great vintage for this soulful wine, showing deep and ripe but very bright aromas, with beautiful ripe black fruits on the palate that is very fresh and long. Serve cool and enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Vercheny

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme currently works about ten hectares and  sources some fruit from trusted friends, also working organically. This vintage of the Vercheny (an anagram of Cheverny) is 100% Pinot Noir, we think.... Grapes are hand-harvested, whole cluster fermentation occurs in vat, and the wine ages for at least six months in used 500L barrels. A spectrum of bright black and red fruits present on the nose, with fresh red cherries slowly evolving into cherry candy syrup as your nose lingers in the glass.  The wine is bright with acidity with nice density and a touch of structure framing juicy red raspberries, strawberies, cherries and tangy red apple skin on the lingering finish. Just delicious!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Vin de France Le Telquel

This "poil dur" is wagging its tail again in 2020, showing the ripeness and balance of this good vintage in the Loire Valley, with juicy aromas of blackberry, rose, spice and citrus. It's Gamay with a bit of Cabernet Franc in this vintage, with an extra layer of ripeness, and nice density of bright blackberry fruit, a bit floral and spicy. Quite refreshing with good length of lush berry fruits and citrusy acids in the finish. Serve a bit cool with charcuterie, chicken and pork - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2019 IGP Urfé Gamay's Mi-Noir Mi-Bouze

Gilles Bonnefoy's "Gamay's Mi-Noir, Mi-Bouze" is a pure and beautiful wine made with no added sulfites, from Gamay Noir and Gamay de Bouze grown on volcanic soils. A bit similar to Christian Ducroux's "Exspectatia," the wine shows a lovely black/red color and lush aromas of black raspberry, plum, stone and violet. The palate is ripe and pure with velvety black fruits, very fresh and bright, finishing with lovely purity and  good length. This is a very pretty natural wine that should be served cool - perfect with grilled foods this summer. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 Côtes du Forez "La Madone"

The Gilles Bonnefoy "Gamay sur Vulcan" is from 15 to 30 year-old vines, 50% on basalt soils, 50% on granit/clay soils on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Hand harvested with low yields, the grapes are de-stemmed and undergo a short fermentation with native yeasts. The wine is lightly filtered and bottled with minimal SO2. The color is a warm purple, with lighter violet edges. Nose is plush red and black berries, a minerally smoke, black tea, with an airy, grassy aroma. Palate has tart cherries and plums, a flash of limestone, and a hint of rich, woodsy earth develops on a long, engaging finish. The wine's structure, crisp but juicy, makes it incredibly drinkable. Complex and fresh, serve with a slight chill, and drink this summer. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 Côtes du Forez "Migmatite"

The 2020 Cote du Forez "Migmatite" from Gilles Bonnefoy at Les Vins de la Madone is a extraordinary Gamay from 50 year-old vines in a unique parcel of granite/clay soils very rich in mica. The grapes are hand-harvested with yields of only 25 hl/ha,  followed by whole cluster fermentation with native yeasts. Aging is in cuve inox, with a light filtration and the wine is bottled with minimal SO2, per Demeter Biodynamic rules.  The wine shows a deep black/purple color with elegant aromas of ripe black fruits, very floral and fresh.The palate is fabulously deep, dense and velvety with lush black fruits above a very present saline mineral character that lifts the vibrant black fruits in the long refreshing finish. Just a beautiful wine and perfect with grilled foods this summer, charcuterie  and cheeses or just sipped cool by itself. This is the most "serious" of Gilles' wines to be offered this year -  put a few in the cellar as the wine should develop nicely over the next 3 to 5 years. Highly recommemded!

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Les Rougeots du Clos

Gilles Bonnefoy's vibrant "Les Rougeots du Clos" is from young vines of three Gamays: Gamay de Bouze, Gamay de Chaudenay and Gamaret (a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner, resistant to grey rot, with bright black fruit flavors). The vines grow at 1,800 ft in a single parcel on granit soils with mica and clay. The wine shows a bright red/black color with very floral, complex, earthy aromas of blackberry and black raspberry with gorgeous fruit on the ripe supple palate, with terrific length of earth, minerals and deep black fruits. Really a fascinating and very "gouleyant" wine to serve cool with grilled foods this summer, fresh goat cheeses and even chocolate desserts!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Roussanne de Madone

 The beautiful Roussanne from Gilles Bonnefoy is from 20 year-old vines (partly massale selection from Quenard in Savoie) grown on the steep south face of the volcano of Purchon.  Bonnefoy  farms these young vines carefully, keeping yields  very low to promote concentration and  harvesting late (Roussanne takes a long time to ripen fully) and by hand. Native yeast fermentation takes place in used barrels; the wine ages in the same.  In the glass, the Roussanne  is pale and shows  a very expressive nose of white flowers, green herbs, and a touch of orchard fruits. Given the freshness of the nose, the palate is surprisingly and lusciously dense and complex, with pear, peach, and apple as well as long and broad minerality. A great expression of Roussanne on unique Volcanic terroir.   Only 3000 bottles produced.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Sauvignons Gris/Blanc Volcan

 The Bonnefoy 2020 "Sauvignons" is 60% Sauvignon Gris and 40% Sauvignon Blanc (massale selection) grown in basalt soils on the east face of the volcano of Purchon. Farming is certified organic and Biodynamic, all harvests are by hand, and Gilles Bonnefoy has a low-intervention approach in the cellar, where he eschews additives or new oak. The nose shows flinty stone and ripe citrus notes that continue on the palate,  which shows further notes of gooseberries and a slight tropicality. There's nice density and length here, making it a quite serious expression of Sauvignon, distinguished by its long and dense mineral finish. A lovely wine that should definitely not be served too cold: this is Sauvignon with real substance.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 Vin Mousseaux de Qualité Bulle Rouge

 The delicious Bulles Rouge de Madone from Gilles Bonnefoy is made from direct presss of Gamay de Bouze and Gamay de Chaudenay (teinturier). There is a low temperature fermentation in tank, then the wine is bottled and continues fermentation with no added SO2 until over 4 bars of pressure, about three months. The wine is then disgorged and re-bottled with a small addition of sulfur. The 2020  Bulles Rouge from Bonnefoy has a lovely dark purple robe. The wine has a medium fine bead with a frothy mousse. The nose offers pretty aromas of wild berries, bramble, and violets. The palate is lightweight and fresh with juicy, dark berry fruit and graphite notes, with a lifted, lip-smacking finish. And while this is delicious (not to mention fun) on its own, there’s enough character here to enjoy with charcuterie, composed salads, or dare we suggest fried chicken. Enjoy this frisky sparkler all summer at the beach at the park or even on your fire escape.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clos Coudray

 Stéphane Orieux's father Joseph converted the estate to organic agriculture back in 1967, and Stéphane has continued the great vineyard work of this father. Clos de la Coudraye is an excellent parcel in Vallet on granite subsoil with very old vines. The 2018 is a lovely wine with ripe high-toned aromas of lemon confit, melon, dried herbs, white pepper and pear; the palate is dense with stone, citrus, pear and anise flavors, with a lovely, creamy texture and ripe fruit in the finish, framed in minerals and firm acidity. A delicious classic Muscadet from granite soils, drink now or hold up to 10 years. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Cuvee Chevalerie (1/19)

We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic/biodynamic vineyards on their superb terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. 2014 is a superb vintage for the Cuvee Chevalerie which shows a lovely deep red color and fresh ripe black raspberry and cassis with black pepper, stone, prune and roast meat. The palate is well-structured and quite concentrated with complex black fruit liqueur, spice, bitter chocolate, licorice and truffle, with a long finish of sappy fruit and mineral flavors. This is a beautiful Bourgueil of terroir that can be enjoyed now with coq-qu-vin, steak au poivre and grilled lamb, best to wait  3 - 5 years, then drink until 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Grand Mont

 "Grand Mont" is one of the greatest sites in Benais - a high, south-facing slope on yellow Turonian limestone with shallow sandy clay soils, rich in mica. Wines from this vineyard are built to age and this rare bottling from Domaine de la Chevalerie is a beautiful example. They started to produce it in 2009, and they consider it their grande cuvée. The wine ages in a one-year-old barrel and several older barrels for 7 months, bottled unfined unfiltered. 2014 Loire reds are superb - it was not an easy vintage for the winemakers, but the results were often fabulous, especially at Chevalerie, with a perfect balance of ripe black and red fruits with firm earthy acidity. The 2014 "Grand Mont" shows a very dark black/purple color with elegant aromas of black raspberry and blackberry with violet, earth, dark chocolate, citrus and game.  The palate shows silky tannins and complex red and black fruits - beautifully balanced with bright acidity and mineral flavours. This is really elegant and Burgundian, very long and built to last, really a perfect Bourgueil that will become a profound mature wine in ten to fifteen years - then drink until 2045 and beyond. Open the day before if drinking now, paired with a confit rabbit with cardamon & juniper served with roasted celeriac, or a coq-au-vin. 100% Cabernet Franc. David Lillie / Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Peu Muleau

Peu Muleau is located on the upper part of the hill, above the Domaine de la Chevalerie and just below the forest of chestnut, acacia, oak, pine and birch, on Cenozoic eolian sands with iron, clay and altered tuffeau. The vines are around 35 years old, and farmed biodynamically. The maceration last less than 20 days. Aging is done in a mix of tank and large used barrels with less and less oak. This is the earliest drinking single-vineyard cuvée, always on the raspberry and wild violet with very supple tannins, but you can keep it up to 10 years without a problem. 2014 Loire reds are really great wines, despite a tricky vintage for the producers. Yet with the best the wines are delicious, in a classic ligérien style. It means the Peu Muleau from the Caslot in just a winner, a terrific value and such a great Bourgueil to enjoy now! The wine has a unique chalky minerality, subtle and earthy on the palate -  the nose explodes with raspberry and cherry blossom, coriander seeds and Sichuan pepper. The ripe, salivating acidity is driving the palate, with supple tannins, and a lingering saltiness. It is ready to drink now, but cellared  for 4-5 years you will gain some nice earthy secondary tones. Pair it with  a beautiful pâté en croûte, duck rillette or a summer porcini risotto. 100% Cabernet Franc. PL/DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2017 Bourgueil Diptyque

Diptyque is located on 1 to 2 meters deep sand, gravel intermixed with clay soils on an old alluvial terrace closer to the Loire, at the foothills of the coteau. This terroir  gives supple, fruit driven cabernet without being green or too simple thanks to the biodynamic farming of the domaine. Maceration is short, aging is usually short (4-5 months) and only in tanks. The first vintage of this cuvée was in 2003. This is the vin de soif du the domaine - hyper quaffable, you can serve it slightly chilled, pop it open to pair with pretty much every type of food (except iodine and oily fish) and even keep a couple of years!. If you don’t believe cabernet franc can be delicious, juicy, savoury yet fruity, just try this wine! The 2017, a little tight last year, is now a pure delight after a quick decanting or using large stems. Quite purple in the glass, the nose if full of wild strawberry, crushed raspberry and hint of black berry. You pick up some iris root, Thai basil and forest floor too. In the palate, it is ultra fresh, with great, black raspberry like acidity, more herbal and floral. Tannins are really gentle yet present, with a liquorice root feel. Even if it is the vin de soif, you can drink it over a couple of days - it will only get better! Keep it up to 5 years with no problem. And as David Lillie said "Serve with charcuterie, pork chops or roast chicken and be happy!" 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chidaine 2019 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Famous for making some of the finest wines of Montlouis and Vouvray, Francois Chidaine also makes great value wines from organic vineyards in Touraine. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this delicious wine are harvested by hand, no chemical products are used in the vines and beneficial flowers and plants grow between the rows. The soils are clay with silex and limestone/clay giving a unique mineral character to the wines. Fermentations are with wild yeasts and the wine is aged on its lees until bottling.This is a dry and pleasantly fruity wine with floral aromas of citrus and white fruits. The palate is refreshing and balanced with citrus, pear and quince flavors. Serve with grilled fish, a shrimp salad with avocado, goat cheeses or simply as a lovely aperitif.


  • white
  • 136 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

Coulaine 2017 Chinon Les Picasses

This is a superb "les Picasses" from Jean de Bonnaventure at Chateau de Coulaine, which has been practising organic and biodynamic agriculture since  1988. The parcel is at the top of the vineyard with southern exposure, on the classic clay/limestone "tuffeau" in Beaumont-en-Veron. This quite dense and powerful Chinon is aged in 15% new barrels and barrels of one and two wines. The 2017 is in a really nice place at the moment. Elegant tannins, pronounced mineral depth, with medium-weight and subtle black fruit and earth. All of the elements are in harmony here. A classic Chinon. 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Coulaine 2019 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

This wine is an outstanding value in Chinon for current drinking. The estate is certified organic since 1997. The vines average 25 years-old and come from a variety of parcels around the estate on clay/limestone and on sand/gravel soils, vinified to accentuate the fruit and youthful enjoyment. There is a cold maceration in concrete vats with minimal extraction, fermentation with wild yeasts and aging in both concrete vats and old barrels. Minimal SO2 is used. The wine shows a deep red/black color and lovely aromas of black raspberry and cassis. The palate is supple and ripe with deep red and black fruit flavors with earth and minerals and with terrific length. Serve this lovely wine cool with white meats, grilled pork and lamb, green vegetables, charcuterie and fresh goat chesses, drink within 2-3 years. David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Dauny 2020 Sancerre Caillottes

Domaine Dauny in Crézancy has been organic since 1964 - Nicole and Christian are the 12th generation at the estate!  The 2020 Sancerre "Caillottes" is made from vines on stony limestone soils giving a very fresh and lively Sancerre with zesty citrus fruits, notes of pear and lime-flower, and a very refreshing mineral -tinged finish. Great with shellfish, grilled fish or with some Crotin de Chavignol....

  • white
  • 86 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Deboutbertin 2017 Vin de France Achillée

Deboutbertin is Stéphanie Debout and Vincent Bertin, with 4 hectares of vines around Faye d'Anjou and Beaulieu. Vineyard work is all done by hand or with their horse, Anatole. Vinifications are with wild yeasts, aging is in 3+ year-old barrels, bottling is without filtration or added sulfur - 100% jus de raisin! Opaque pale bronze color, aromas of dried apple and pear, a bit of brown spice, dried flowers, lemon oil and caramel. Intense earth, citrus, stone and dried pear on the palate with citrusy acids in the long finish.  This is a lovey natural wine - it's a pleasure to drink a Chenin Blanc with no added SO2. Disclaimer - this is most certainly a "natural" natural wine, and is best suited for the adventurous and curious wine-drinker. Though it clearly has the backbone and mineral structure of an Anjou Chenin, it is definitely "different!" Fermentation did not finish by 2018 when Stéphanie and Vincent needed to empty barrels to make space for new wine, so the wine arrived in New York with a crown cap and some residual sugar. We have stored the wines for several years and it seems the yeast slowly did some more work, as the bacterial flaws are gone, and the wine is much drier than it was 3 years ago. Still a bit of residual sugar, but with the acidity and structure from the schist soils in Anjou, it's well balanced. -EL

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Gaudry, Vincent 2019 Sancerre "Constellation du Scorpion"

Vincent Gaudry's extraordinary Sancerre "Constellation du Scorpion" is from a small parcel of old massale-selection vines on silex soils over limestone and is fermented and aged in old barrels. "A bit closed on the nose, a little reduced, as expected for this cuvée on Silex. It is also more austere and restrained  on the palate, less broad and wild, more herbal than Mélodie. A great backbone of acidity with more bitterness, less fat and roundness than Melodie. Needs a decant. After 4 min in the glass, it opens up - very floral (seringa), and more on the white pomelo. Real aging potential - as silex tends to really ask for 2-3 years and more in bottle." - Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Gilbert 2019 Menetou-Salon Blanc

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

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.95

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Gilbert, Philippe 2020 Menetou-Salon Rosé

Once again, Philippe Gilbert has produced an elegant and refreshing Pinot Noir rosé  from his vines in Menetou-Salon, in the commune of Morogues, in biodynamic farming since 2006. Very pale pink color. Subtle, lovely aromas of floral-tinged raspberry with citrus and peach. The palate is very light but with good concentration of pure berry fruits and a bit of exta ripeness as 2018, 2019 and now 2020 have been warm, dry vintages,  with mineral flavors that are lifted by crisp acidity. The finish is long and elegant. This is a superb rosé for those seeking subtlety and balance, highly recommended!

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Grandes Vignes 2014 Bonnezeaux Le Malabé

If you love a sweet Chenin (and you really should give it a try if you haven't yet) then this is definitely for you! Bonnezeaux is one of the few sweet Chenin Blanc appellations for the Loire valley so it is a rare treat. The vineyards from Domaine Les Grandes Vignes are all certified organic and biodynamic as the health of their soil and team are extremely important to them, despite being one of the larger estates (around 50 hectares) in the region. You could drink this now, but you might miss out on an incredible evolution if you keep it in the cellar for awhile.

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France La Chausée Rouge (Cab/Grolleau

 The 2020 "La Chausée Rouge" is  made with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grolleau, eight-day carbonic maceration, with juice drawn off daily, light-body, low alcohol - "we're trying to make Poulsard!" says winemaker Marc Boutin. Named after the vineyard site, a bloody battleground in the War of the Vendée. Nothing bloody about this lovely wine, which shows a bright red/garnet color and vibrant aromas of spicy crushed raspberry and strawberry, with violet, earth and citrus. The palate is light and sapid with nice density and length with earthy darker fruits, black raspberry and red currant, finishing with refreshing acidity and citrusy red fruits - just gorgeous and much too easy-drinking. Serve quite cool with just about anything...

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Cuvée Domaine

From 15 to 40 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils in Bourgueil, in organic agriculture since 1965. This is always one of the best values in the store and the 2018 happily rivals the 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015 vintages for absolute awesomeness, even at the Trump Tariff price of $15.49! Beautiful red/black color. Lovely deep pure red currant and blackberry aromas with violets, pepper, earth, bitter chocolate, licorice and leafy notes. The palate is round and supple with deep berry fruits framed in firm chalky acids, earth flavors, cocoa and saline minerals. Terrific length - this is just a superb young Bourgueil! At 13% alcohol it's beautifully structured and delicious to drink now, and will be even better in 5 to 10 years. Thanks to the Guion family for two generations of organic farming and great wines at modest prices! Serve cool with chicken, pork, charcuterie and full-flavored fish dishes as well...

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $15.49

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

2018 brings us another great Cuvée Prestige from Stéphane Guion in Bourgueil, whose domaine has been certified organic since the 1960s. From vines averaging 45 years old on thin topsoils of sandy clay over limestone (tuffau jaune) in Benais, a terroir that produces some of the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils. 2018 is a great vintage for Loire reds, despite the very warm and humid spring that brought attacks of mildew. The summer was perfect, warm and dry, without spikes of heat, and the soils retained enough moisture to bring freshness to the very ripe grapes. Tasted with Stéphane in February 2020, the 2018 Prestige showed elegant intensely perfumed aromas of red and black fruit liqueurs. The palate was complex and earthy, very calcaire, dense but not heavy with beautifully supple ripe red and black fruits, with a long finish of saline and mineral flavors quite present below the sappy fruit. We look forward to a more thorough tasting after the wine rests from its voyage, but it's quite clear that this will be delicious to drink as a young wine, and - although it may seem crazy to cellar a $17 wine for 20 to 30 years - those that do will be rewarded with a unique expression of this great terroir. I'm hoping to live to be 100 to have that experience myself!  David Lillie  (Some in stock, more arrives 6/30)

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 2018 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec

As a special Thanksgiving treat, we're happy to offer the rare and beautiful 2018 Huet Vouvray "Clos du Bourg" Sec. In this superb vintage for Vouvray, Domaine Huet produced very little dry wine, prefering to make Demi-Sec and Moelleux in this ripe vintage, but the small amount they made is absolutely gorgeous with lovely aromas of white fruits, flowers and stone. The palate is crystalline and elegant with white fruits and sensational minerality - just a great Chenin and a superb accompaniment to your feast!  2018 Clos du Bourg Sec: 13.7% alc; 4 g/l RS;  4.4 g/l total acidity; pH 3.16

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec

Clos du Bourg is one of the most mythical sites of Vouvray, with the vines growing their roots directly in the tuffeau of the cliff overlooking the main street of the village. This vineyard tends to produce the broadest, largest wines of the domaine, built to age for decades - the vines are also older on average. All the still wines at Huet are made the same way, the only difference being the picking, and the balance of the must. Aging happens mostly in larger, older barrels and sometimes partially in tanks (50% in this vintage), but always blended, to be bottled in April.  2019 Le Clos du Bourg is quite recognizable among the 2 other vineyards as it has the most aromatic nose, going to some fresh tropical hints and more voluptuous flowers, and also shows the most assertive attack and mid-palate. This is a no-joke dry version of a sec, with more concentration yet more lift than in the previous vintage (being the only style produced from the vineyard). The palate tastes rounder than Le Haut Lieu, with a hint more RS and alcohol - as the site always gives riper grapes. The finish though has the same dynamic, with a beautiful, ripe acidity, a little bit saltier and more bitter, giving an extra-dimension. You really want to decant this bottle today, or keep it 15 years. Pairing wise, veal sweetbreads served with braised endives would be great: you can play with crispy fat and root vegetables, with some Indian spice! RS: 3,3 g, Acidity: 5,2 g. Chenin.  Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec (6/18)

Gaston Huët believed this to be the greatest of all Vouvray vineyards. With the Première Côte’s poorest, shallowest, stoniest soils, Clos du Bourg is one of the most mythical sites of Vouvray - the topsoil of clay is only one meter thick, with the vines growing their roots directly in the tuffeau of the cliff overlooking the main street of the village. This vineyard tends to produce the broadest, largest wines of the domaine, built to age for decades - the vines are also older on average.

13.5% alc, 20 gr/l RS, 4.68 g/l total acidity, pH 3.09

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux 1er Trie (Arrives 6/4

12.5% alc, 71 g/l RS, 4.25 g/l total acidity, pH 3.25

  • white sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec (6/4)

Le Haut Lieu is the historical, and largest, site of Domaine Huet. A bit more than 9 hectares, slightly higher on the plateau and further from the Loire, the vines are grown on a darker clay with some eolian sands.  All the still wines at Huet are made the same way, the only difference being the picking, and the balance of the must. Aging happens mostly in larger, older barrels and sometimes partially in tanks, but always blended, to be bottled in April. Le Haut Lieu tends to give the earlier drinking  version of the 3 sites, but the deeper clay soils impart great richness and ageability as well.

13.5% alcohol, 19 grams/liter RS, 4.44 g/l total acidity, pH 3.16

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux (6/4)

13 % alc, 49 g/l RS, 4.19g/l total acidity, pH 3.19

The soils here are slightly deeper than in the Clos du Bourg, with flint (perruches). With its green clay and its perfect exposition on the Première Côte de Vouvray just above the winery, Le Mont is an outstanding site for Chenin, and I have to admit often my favorite in the line-up. It has the lift and fruit of the Haut-Lieu, and the gravitas of Le Clos du Bourg, with a very specific wild mint freshness and a smokiness I care very much for. Pascaline Lepeltier

  • white medium-sweet
  • 18 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie

12.5% alc, 91 g/l RS, 3.91 g/l total acidity, pH 3.36

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Huet 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Sec (June 7)

13.5 % alc, 6 g/l RS, 4.09 g/l total acidity, pH 3.12

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Trait d'Union

The 2018 Trait d'Union is a wonderful demi-sec Chenin from our friends Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis. The vines are 60 to 80 years old, on sand and silex soils over limestone giving yields of 20 to 25 hl/ha. Wild yeast fermentation, aging in 1 to 8 year-old barriques. The wine is a lovely pale gold/bronze color with aromas of earth, lemon, honey, brown spice, lime-flower and ripe pear. The palate is round, ripe and delicate with saline mineral flavors blending with lemon compote, white fruits and stone. Dense but light on its feet, this is a beautiful accompaniment to fois gras or pâtés, scallops, veal stew and goat cheeses.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Julien Courtois 2018 Vin de France Chaudenay 'Elements'

According to Julien Guillot from Vignes du Mayne, there used to be a LOT of Gamay varieties planted in France, somewhere in the vicinity of 60, though it may have been more. Now there are less than 10. Gamay de Chaudenay is a rare one, that seems to have its home in the Loire valley. This is 100% Chaudenay, and the style shows a darker profile, with wet earth and baking spice. This wine should be given some time to breath.  -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2016 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55 year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts, as are all of Lambert's wines, the Vieilles Vignes gets 12 months of aging in old barrels. The wine shows a deep red/black color and ripe blackberry and strawberry aromas with pepper, earth and citrus. The palate shows earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate with firm citrusy acids. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will accompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. Age for five to ten years for a mature experience. And it's a fabulous value! DL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Landron, Jo (Louvetrie) 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Houx

(Last of the 2018 vintage!) Jo Landron's 2018 "Les Houx" (formerly known as "Hermine D'Or") is from a great parcel of thin sandy clay soils, rich with silica, quartz and iron, over a bedrock of gneiss and clay. Kept on the lees for 12 months. Normally one of the most scintillating and mineral of Muscadets, the 2018 is slightly riper and rounder but remains essentially a mouthful of terroir. The wine shows lovely aromas of ripe pear, stone and anise that open nicely with aeration. The palate is round and mineral, framed in firm acidity with ripe white fruits, citrus, stone and licorice and there's a nice mineral kick in the finish. Delicious now, this will develop nicely over the next few years, and will accompany oysters and grilled seafood, from flounder to monkfish, roast chicken and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Luneau-Papin 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Excelsior

 Made only in exceptional vintages, the Luneau-Papin "Excelsior - Clos des Noelles" is one of my favorite Muscadets, usually a bit rounder than the granite-soil "L D'Or" but always aromatically complex and with great intensity and length.   The massale-selection vines were planted in 1936 on a terroir of "micaschistes a deux micas," (lieu-dit "La Plecisiere") exposed full south. The grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a slow wild yeast fermentation with 36 months of aging on the lees. The 2018 shows subtle, complex aromas of bitter lemon, lime-flower, melon, pear, mint, almond and stone.  The palate is silky, crystalline and dense with white fruits, lemon zest, almond, smoke and wet stone with fabulous length of pear, minerals and taut acidity.  Please decant if drinking now, serve with any elegant seafood dish. Cellar five to fifteen years and serve with richer fish dishes, white meats, rabbit. Beautiful wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Luneau-Papin 2018 Muscadet Sevre et Maine La Grange VV

This wine comes from a single parcel of the same name with mica/schiste soils. The Luneau family are pioneers in this regard and still amongst the only producers in Muscadet to bottle single vineyard expressions of their land. Not a fruity style, very mineral...

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Morantin 2018 Vin de France Tango Atlantico

The 2018 "Tango Atlantico" is a gorgeous blend of Cabernet Franc and Cot grown on clay/limestone with flint soils next door to  the Clos Roche Blanche, showing the vibrant fruit of this great vintage for Loire reds.  The wine shows a deep black/red color with  floral aromas of ripe black raspberry and red currant, peppery and lush with citrus and herbal notes. The palate is dense and ripe but very bright and vibrant, with sapid black raspberry/black cherry fruit with licorice and black pepper, finishing with firm chalky acidity and lingering black fruits . Serve cool with grilled chicken, pork or lamb. Delicious wine, with only 15 mg/l  SO2.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Mosse 2018 Vin de France Le Rouchefer

The Mosse family is making superb natural wines in Anjou, and the 2018 Vin de France Rouchefer is a classic example. From a 1.6 ha parcel of 50 year-old massale selection vines in soils of clay and quartz over schistes, the wine is produced with minimal SO2 (total 20mg/l) and is aged in barrel. The  wine shows beautiful floral aromas of quince, pear, citrus, almond and stone. The palate is quite ripe, expressive and elegant without being heavy, and the lovely fruit is backed by firm acidity, herbal and mineral flavors, with terrific length  - a real Chenin of terroir that will accompany a wide range of seafood and chicken dishes and mild cheeses. Serve cool, but not too cold, over the next ten to fifteen years. David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mosse, Joseph & Sylvestre 2019 VDF Le Bisou

The 2019 "Le Bisou" frm the Mosse famly is an blend of Grolleau Noir, Pineau d'Aunis, Cot, Gamay, Grolleau Gris and Cabernet Franc, vinified in carbonic maceration.  It'a very light-bodied red - or a dark rosé - showing lovely aromas of raspberry and red currant with floral notes. The palate is bright, light and refreshing with a lovely melange of red fruits leading to a clean, lively finish. Serve quite cool as an aperitif or with any light meals and charcuterie this summer.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

  "The 2019 "La Pépie" comes mainly from the central 10-hectare vineyard of the estate on sandy "Granite de Château Thébaud" soils, with a an additional amount of purchased fruit (organic or in conversion) from neighbors on granit and gneiss.  Harvesting is by hand, as for all of the estate wines. The fruit is direct-pressed and the juice settled naturally for 12 hours. It is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine is aged on its lees in large, underground vats until bottling without fining or filtering. Use of sulfur is moderate to very little. For the Sur Lie bottling, Pépière bottles and releases it in several stages, so the first tranche sees about 4 months on the lees before release, increasing up to 6-8 months for the last tranche." (David Bowler Wines) The last bottling of 2019 "La Pépie" shows a very pale gold color and ripe floral aromas of dried pear, quince, fines herbes, grapefruit and stone. The palate is round  and refreshing, with a bit more depth than usual, with wet stone, pear, tart citrus, almond and mineral flavors. The finish is long and clean with citrus, a hint of anise and saline minerals. This is a bright and refreshing Muscadet, with a bit more weight and density due to the warm, dry conditions in 2019, that will be perfect with oysters, grilled fish, roast chicken, Asian foods and mild goat cheeses. Thanks to Marc, Gwénaëlle and Rémi for another delicious "Pépie!"

  • white
  • 93 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Gorges 1.5 L

We're ecstatic to have this superb new Muscadet from Pépière. The product of an exchange of juice with Fred Lailler at Domaine Bregeon (pressed at Bregeon), the wine undergoes a slow fermentation and is then aged 42 months on the lees. Marc Ollivier considers this his favorite of his bottlings right now, along with the Château-Thébaud. From Bregeon's vines on Gabbro with clay topsoil (in conversion to organic) the 2015 Gorges is a complex, dense and beautifully structured wine, with unique aromas showing almond, smoke and petrol notes in addition to stone, pear, quince and mushroom. The palate is dense and intensely mineral with ripe pear and quince, earth, almond, anise and citrus notes, with stone, lemon peel and white fruits lingering in the very long finish. Although vibrant and delicious now, we would recommend waiting for eight to ten years before opening for peak enjoyment. Highly recommended! (July 2019)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Les Déronnières

The grapes for this new cuvée from Francois Pinon (first made in 2014)  used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec. In 2018 it's fabulously ripe, dense and complex, with approximately 20 grams of RS per liter. The wine shows elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very supple and ripe, saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with impressive density and length. A great Vouvray with fantastic minerality  that will age beautifully!  Normally thought of as a fish wine, the flavors and texture of this wine will make it pair beautifully with poultry and white meats as well.  Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.95

  • Organic