Alsace

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

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Frick 2012 Alsace Grand Cru Steinert Riesling

Frick made two versions of the GC Steinert Riesling in 2012, one with filtration and the addition of a small amount of SO2 at bottling, and a second with no filtration and no sulfites added. He took great interest in watching my father and I taste the two, and the anticipation of our response was accompanied by a touch of childlike excitement. I think I remember him being quite pleased that we both preferred the second version. Truth be told, I like them both. The first had a bit of residual sugar, and was very classic, but I ended up preferring the second because it was drier, and had a subtle salinity to it that carried the wine on the palate in a much more interesting way. There's a touch of honey dew melon, lemon, and saffron, and is a bit fleshy on the palate. The Steinert parcel is oriented East, on a terroir of limestone, with relatively dry soil. A great wine to have over the course of many days.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2017 Alsace Strangenberg Pinot Noir

This is a lovely and perfectly full Pinot Noir from a vineyard with iron rich red soil, and limestone terroir. The parcel is nestled on a plateau at 400m, giving this site the highest elevation for the Fricks Pinot Noir vines. Due to the breeze, harvest here is usually about 10 days later than their other site, 'Rot Muhrle.' There's a touch of Pinot spice on the palate, but it's mostly ripe, silky fruit and a very clean, subtle finish. There's very little perceptible tannin but it still drinks like a wine with some backbone. A side note: Amanda and I tasted the 2003 Strangenberg, also with no SO2 added like the 2017, and interestingly enough also kept under crown cap, as the Fricks like to do. It was beautiful, and it turns out the Fricks saved a bunch, so we'll have some cases next year!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Vorbourg Pinot Gris Maceration

Though it seems like a relatively new category, it turns out winemakers in Alsace have been making skin contact wines for some time. The first may have been Bannwarth, who experimented with qvevri (georgian clay anforae). Then, along with the Fricks, JF Rietsch, Patrick Meyer, and Bruno Scheuller. From the Grand Cru Vorbourg vineyard, this is Pinot Gris with 10 days of skin contact and no sulfites added. The color is a deep auburn/ruby in the glass, almost reminiscent of a light red. On the palate, it's balanced and clean, with faint tannin, peach fuzz, and subtle red fruit. Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt 2014 Vin d'Alsace Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

When I was in Alsace, I visited our friend Christian Binner, and he told me about a long tradition in Alsace of making wines from a particular site, that were not varietal, but instead blends, meant to highlight the unique terroir of each vineyard - and in particular the Grand Crus.  Christian once asked his father about an old bottle in the family cellar that simply said "Ammerschwihr" and his father responded "oh your grandfather used to do that... don't worry about it." Along with a handful of other winemakers in Alsace, including Geschickt, there has been a newfound interest in this Alsatian tradition, and I'm personally very fascinated with it. The Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is 60% Gewurtztraminer, 30% Riesling, and 10% Pinot Gris. It's beautifully balanced, dry, and earthy. Kaefferkopf is technically a slope of clay and limestone, but there is a unique granite fault running through the vineyard, which I think dons a particular stony minerality to the wine. I find this is a nice opportunity to reflect on the way terroir affects the mineral character of a wine, and I'm glad there are more of these wines being produced again.  Open ahead of time, or decant!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

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  • 12 in stock
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Laurent Barth 2016 Alsace Riesling Granite

This is a classic dry Riesling from Laurent Barth. It's approachable and very easy to drink, but also has emotion and depth, and will likely be a wine that one could keep for a while. 2015 was a hot year, so there's good ripeness here. Plenty of complexity and salinity with nice granitic character in the finish. Laurent uses the word "salivant" for this wine, which I take it has to do with salivating due to the minerality of the wine, but that's open to interpretation! Anyway, it's a fantastic dry Riesling and worth a try for any fan of the legendary grape, or any one new to the wines of Laurent Barth. -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Schueller, Bruno 2016 Alsace Riesling Bildstoecklé

As far as I can tell, this is the one. People say Bruno's wines are different and transcend what anyone would possibly expect from Alsace. They say he's an iconoclast who follows his own path. This is certainly true, but I often taste with Bruno and simply find the wines to be amazing, pure and energizing, and great examples of what a really good natural wine can be. However, it is a bit of a singular experience to taste a full-on oxidative Riesling like the Bildstoeckle. The nose is reminiscent of Jura sous voile whites, and there's subtle stone fruit on the palate mingling with the oxidative notes. There's no copper or sulfur used in the vineyard - something that is really difficult to pull off save in particular micro-climates. The parcel is on what Bruno calls a "good spot" on top of a hill on limestone terroir, well aerated and with relatively poor soil. In any case, this is not a Riesling for everyone, but certainly recommended for fans of oxidative whites.  Eben Lillie  

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Australia

Borachio 2018 Adelaide Hills "Flat Out" Rose

“Flat Out” rosé is a snappy field blend of direct-press Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir over whole clusters of Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Savagnin from the organic Mount Compass vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. The wine is fermented in tank then bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur added. The ruby-tinged 2018 shows bright aromas of ripe strawberry, pomegranate, and lime flower. At 11% it is refreshing and drinks more like a light red with bold flavors of watermelon, tangy citrus, and crunchy acidity on the finish. Serve chilled, no passport necessary for a virtual trip to the land of sunshine. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Borachio 2018 Adelaide Hills "Pash Rash" Pet Nat 1.5 L

“Pash Rash” is 100% direct-press Pinot Noir that was bottled during fermentation with 8 grams of residual sugar (and nothing else) to become a delicious pétillant naturel. The wine’s color of electric grapefruit juice beams through the haze of sediment like the noon sun through soft clouds. Aromas of lime and zesty grapefruit pith lead to similar flavors on the zippy, thirst-quenching palate. For the adventurous: the winemakers suggest adding Mezcal for a real g’day. Amanda Bowman

  • red sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Koerner 2017 Clare Valley Vermentino 'Rolle'

From 10 year-old vines planted on the Terra Rossa soils of the Gullyview Vineyard. The grapes are hand-harvested, macerated on the skins for half a day, fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged in 2000 L foudre for six months. No fining or filtration with only a small amount of sulfur added at bottling. We loved the savory saltiness of this Corsican-inspired Vermentino. The aromas are delicately tropical with an enlivening zestiness that leaps from the glass. The palate is supple and creamy with fresh flavors of lemongrass, peach skins, and exotic fruit. The finish is long and ends on a high-toned, stone fruit note. Delicious and ready to drink now. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • white fortified sweet
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The Other Right 2017 Adelaide Hills Sellicks Hill "Unfurl" Shiraz

From the winemakers Alex Schulkin and Galit Shachaf: "We aren't easily moved by Shiraz, but this one is really moving. [Sellicks Hill] Vineyard that has never been sprayed with anything, not even copper or sulfur. Dry grown. Cracked soil and struggling vines yield grapes that are very sensitive to picking timing - we think we nailed that this year. Essentially, it is our best understanding of this vineyard. Velvety, juicy goodness. Very lush, pretty big, in the most gentle way. Friendly generosity, purity and peace of mind that will follow you to the bottom of the bottle."

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Austria

Alzinger 2016 Wachau Hollerin Riesling Smaragd

Hollerin has larger terraces, with loam and Gfoehler gneiss; Leo Jr. calls the wines from this vineyard "charming" with good fruit and structure, a contrast from the more intense mineral cut on the wines from the Höhereck vineyard just on the other side of the hill. Delicate aromas of white strawberries and flowers on the nose, the palate boasts great texture and lift with notes of peach candy, green strawberry tops, and white grapefruit. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

Alzinger 2016 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 in balance with a creaminess and clarity of fruit--peach blossom and stone on the nose gives way to stone fruit and just-ripe mango with a spicy intensity and long, saline stony finish on the palate. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $58.99

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  • 9 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

Ambrositsch, Jutta 2016 Wien Riesling Rosengartel

This is the final vintage you will see this bottle with Rosengartel on the label, due to red-tape and regulations; but let's not forget about this legendary vineyard, where Jutta farms eight rows of vines down the south-facing flank of the Nußberg, on shell limestone soils. Jutta was initially offered four rows from a female winemaker who was close to retirement in 2006. Thinking it was just conversation, Jutta was surprised to receive a phone call the following year from the same winemaker, saying it was time for Jutta to take the parcel. Since then they've been able to add the neighboring four rows to their plot. Jutta maintains that this beautiful vineyard needs ample time before bottling, and the wine remains in stainless steel tank until well into the following fall. White florals, jasmine blossoms on the nose, green mango, nectarine pit, dried herbs, white cherry, green apple all flood the palate, the wine has fantastic density while remaining luminous! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic

Ambrositsch, Jutta 2016 Wien Grinzinger Mukenthal Gemischter Satz Glockenturm

Glockenturm is a Gemischter Satz of ten different varieties, the oldest of which was planted in 1972 on gravel-laden soils in an east-facing parcel on the Grinzinger Mukenthal (19th District). The vineyard allows for early shade from the afternoon sun, which helps keep the vines cooler than nearby parcels. Saline and very dry with white blossoms on the nose followed by a pomelo and white grapefruit pithy tang, lemon juice along with notes of freshly sliced green apple keeps it bright and biting! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Ambrositsch, Jutta 2016 Wien Stammersdorfer Gemischter Satz Satellit

Satellit is not a vineyard name, it is a reference to the wine being from their sole holding not in the 19th District; this Gemischter Satz is from the 21st, across the Danube on the Bisamberg—a renowned hill, home to loess soils and in Jutta's parcels the oldest vines were planted in the mid-eighties. The players here are Riesling, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. There's only a few hours of skin-contact and the wine ages in stainless steel tank. Electric acidity with green apples, pineapple core, crisp herbs, and saline shimmer on the finish, this wine would be delightful with oysters on the half-shell, shrimp pasta, and definitely schnitzel! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic
  • rosé
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  • $22.99

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  • Biodynamic
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  • Biodynamic
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  • Biodynamic
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  • $25.99

  • Biodynamic
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  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

Preisinger, Claus 2016 Burgenland Kalkundkiesel White

Claus Preisinger's first vintage was in in early 2000s, after stints working in California as well as with Hans and Anita Nittnaus in Burgenland, where his vineyards are also located. His 19 hectares of vineyards have been certified Biodynamic (Respekt) since 2008. This vintage of the Kalkundkiesel is Weißburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Muskat, and Welschriesling selected from a variety of vineyard sites, with soils containing limestone and pebbles. Maceration is for four days and the wine ages in a mix of used, wooden vessels before being bottled without any added sulfur. Elegantly textured with layers of ripe apricot, lees, salted yellow apple, quince, soft floral tones, and savory clay: a stunning wine! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Schloss Gobelsburg 2017 Kamptal Cistercien Rosé 1.5L

Pale pink in the glass, the nose hints at a stony minerality confirmed on the palate. This blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir is crisp with scintillating acidity and flavors of fresh green and red strawberries, Seville orange, white raspberries, white stone, and lemon juice. A touch more giving than the 2016 vintage, and still incredibly brisk! Cari Bernard  Now that summer is nigh, go for magnum bottles for your dinner parties, BBQs, and beach trips! Cari Bernard  

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

Tscheppe 2016 Steiermark Blue Dragonfly

All of the insects and amphibians found on the labels of Andreas Tscheppe's wines, are also found in the vineyards, where he biodynamically farms a variety of grapes, like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gelber and Gold Muskateller, and Sauvignon Blanc on tall terraces with no stone walls, only green cover, soil structure and the roots of the vines for support. Soil types in this region range from brown clay to chalky-silty marl (known locally as 'Opok'). Blue Dragonfly is 100% Sauvignon Blanc—the vineyard a mix of seven different clones planted in 2007. After de-stemming and a direct press, the must goes through spontaneous fermentation and ages in old wood barrels of various sizes up to 600L for 18 months during which the wine is racked twice. Just a touch riper than our perennial favorite, the Green Dragonfly, the nose is both stony with minerality and rich with stone fruit, there's a great balance struck between integrated acidity, and juicy yellow apple, raspberry seeds, and candied lime zest and an lengthy, elegant finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

Descombes, Georges 2015 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

The Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes is made from 60 to  100 year-old vines from numerous sites on granite soils; semi-carbonic fermentation then aging  6 - 8 months in Burgundy barrels and one year in bottle before release. Dense and dark, this wine has formidable concentration. Some nice floral notes on the nose, with some vegetable ash and herbal characteristics wrapped around the dense dark fruit core. Deep and intense blackberry compote character on the palate is supported by inky tannin. This is a full-blooded Beaujolais that will benefit from a decade in the cellar, though right now its incredibly concentrated dark fruit and raw power should be enticing to those who love their wine with youthful strength. An excellent companion to sweet and sour pork, peking duck, or veal marsala. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2016 Morgon

Georges Descombes has once again made a light and lovely Morgon in 2016 that will be a joyful drink this summer and over the next few years. The wine shows a bright garnet color with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and rose with a bit of citrus peel and spice. The palate is light but nicely sapid and ripe with supple red fruits with hints of citrus, earth and spice. The finish is ripe and refreshing with juicy acidity. Serve cool and enjoy, this very pretty wine is highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

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

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

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  • 7 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $41.99

Pignard 2014 Régnié

We are big fans of the 2014 vintage in Beaujolais and we were very happy to get another shipment of the lovely 2014 Regnié from Joëlle and Roland Pignard. (January 1st, 2018) The wine is opening up nicely with pretty aromas of ripe strawberry and black cherry mingling with earth, rose, truffle and brown spice. The palate has softened a bit with bright strawberry, cherry and red currant over the saline minerals and earth with citrus and herbal notes. The wine is subtle and perfectly balanced at 12% alcohol - a real Regnié of terroir that will continue to improve over the next few years. Delicous wine!  (Notes from August 2016 below)

The Pignards' Regnié is from 50 year-old vines on alluvial clay soils, always giving a well-structured wine. The 2014 shows subtle aromas of ripe red currant and strawberry, very floral and pure. The palate is less fruity, showing stone and mineral flavors with lighter raspberry/strawberry fruit, quite elegant, and finishing with stony acidity. This will need a few years to show at its best but is delicious now in its purity and restraint. Decant if drinking now, best probably 2019 - 2023.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2016 Beaujolais-Villages

The Pignard's Beaujolais-Villages is from a high-elevation parcel with 40 year-old vines in sandy clay over decomposed granite. There is a very short carbonic-maceration to preserve the fresh fruit and only a tiny addition of sulfur before the bottling. The 2016 is a subtle, elegant and well-structured Beaujolais, showing pretty aromas of raspberry, plum and tart cherry, with hints of violet, citrus and herbs. The palate shows firm acidity and saline mineral flavors, framing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, with hints of mint, spice and citrus. This is a real Beaujolais of terroir that is elegant and delicious now and will improve over the next few years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Séléné (Sylvere Trichard) 2017 Beaujolais-Villages

Sylvère Trichard makes "Séléné" wines from his family's 4 hectares of biodynamically-farmed Gamay situated in Blacé, a small village in Beaujolais. The wine goes through semi-carbonic maceration in concrete vats and spends some time in neutral barrel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered without any added sulfur. Though this is a village level cuvée, the 2017 is quite austere with supple tannins, dried red fruits, and a long mineral finish. The wine pours a deep red in the glass. Aromas of morello cherry, dried cranberry, earth, and allspice on the nose. The palate offers bold flavors of baked red apple, lush strawberry and raspberry notes supported by firm, earthy tannins. The finish is surprisingly bright and ends with a flourish of mineral acidity. A complex natural wine with enough substance to pair with hearty dishes such as pork or game served in rich sauces. This should also drink beautifully in 5 years. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Vissoux 2017 Beaujolais les Griottes Rose

From a small parcel in the southern Beaujolais on clay and silica soils over limestone. Direct press, one day maceration, wild yeast fermentation, no chaptalization, minimal SO2. The 2017 Les Griottes shows light herbal raspberry, rose and stone aromas. The palate is light but long with stone, raspberry and citrus fruit, crisp acidity and a nice mouth-coating finish. A lovely very dry rose with enough depth and character to accompany anything from oysters to chicken!

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 2009 Margaux

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

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $71.99

Bellisle Mondotte 2010 St Emilion

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

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Chateau Massereau 2011 Graves

Château Massereau, an estate located in Barsac, has been farming organically since its acquisition by the Chaigneau family in 2000. Made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot planted on alluvial soils, the wine ferments in concrete vats and is raised in neutral barriques for 18 months with minimal addition of sulfur at bottling. Fresher than its 2010 vintage, the wine displays a bouquet of juicy red plums, dark and red berry, and tart cassis notes with menthol, rose petals and cedar undertones. With a beautiful structure of great acidity, precise minerality and good tannins, the wine is complex and vibrant. A great wine to drink now, this wine will pair fantastically with lamb shoulder, Thanksgiving glazed ham, and brisket.  Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Coutet 2014 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

This is a delicious wine from Château Coutet, a Saint Émilion estate, which has been certified organic since 2012. The domaine has never used chemical treatments on the land creating a unique flora and fauna not found on any other surrounding estates. The 2014 Coutet shows a beautiful bouquet of red berries and black plums with purple floral and green tobacco notes. On the palate, the wine displays bright minerality, good acidity, and silky tannins, with a long finish. Drink now or age it for several years (5+ years).  Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Grolet 2015 Côtes de Bourg Tête de Cuvée

Our biodynamic friends, the Hubert family, make this lovely Bordeaux with the best juice from Chateau La Grolet, coming from old vines of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. The 2015 shows lovely aromas of ripe cassis and blackberry with cedar, brown spice and earth, really quite pretty. The palate is 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 ten to fifteen years will create a lovely mature wine. David Lillie


Please carafe before serving.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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, oriental 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 elaborated dishes, such as, roast beef or braised duck.  A delicious wine  to drink now or cellar it for a few years. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Lafite Rothschild 1970 Pauillac

For pick up only. No shipping.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $749.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $674.99

Le Geai 2015 Bordeaux Superieur Pur Carmenere

Henri Duporge makes this unique wine from 100% Carmenere grown on his Biodynamic estate north of Pomerol. Only about 10 hectares of Carmenere still exist in Bordeaux - it's fascinating to taste the grape in its pure, unblended form, especially when grown on this great terroir of sandy clay, rich in iron, over the limestone bedrock. The 2015 "Pur Carmenère" shows a deep, opaque black/red color with bright aromas of black raspberry, cassis and black plum with hints of citrus, tobacco, earth and spice. The palate shows bright, spicy red fruits with firm acidity and strong mineral flavors, finishing with bright red fruits, cedar, minerals and tangy acicity. This unique Bordeaux will benefit frm a long decant or a few years in the cellar - serve with a grilled steak, duck breast and full-flavored cow cheeses.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Le Geai 2015 Bordeaux Superieur Pur Nature (No SO2)

The Le Geai "2015 "Pure Nature" is a natural wine with no added sulfur, certified Biodyanmic. It's unusual blend is 70% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 10% Carmenere and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.This is a fresh, earthy and delicious Bordeaux, showing vivid aromas of black raspberry, red currant and cassis, ripe but bright; the palate is dense with cassis and red currant, quite lively and with underlying earth and mineral flavors that linger in the finish. For anyone seeking a more natural style of Bordeaux, with zero added SO2, this is highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Le Geai 2016 Bordeaux Superieur Argiles de Pauline (Anfora)

Henri Duporge at Château Le Geai makes this unique Bordeaux from Merlot and Malbec, the tradional blend in the northern Libournais in the 1800s. The vines grow in "blue clay" over limestone, fermentation is with wild yeasts and the wine ages 12 months in amfora, with only a tiny addition of volcanic sulfur. Certified organic and Biodynamic. The 2015 Argiles de Pauline shows a deep black/purple color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and red currant with rose, earth, spice and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe with blackberry, cassis and plum, with silky tannins - dense but bright and balanced finishing with black fruits and juicy acids. Drinking beautifully now, this is a perfect pairing for a steak, pork chop or grilled lamb, and aging for eight to ten years should be very interesting.  David Lillie

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  • 5 in stock
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Seuil 2015 Graves Rouge

Made from nearly equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a smattering of Cabernet Franc, farmed organically. The vines are grown on a gland of gravel and sand over limestone and clay. The 2015 is classic Graves with red and black fruits, notes of tobacco and cassis, with a fine core of minerality and ripe tannins on a medium weight, lifted finish. Delicious now, with a nice upside for mid-term aging. Enjoy with grilled lamb chops in a red wine sauce or hanger steak with an anchovy butter. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
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Bordeaux Sweet

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Burgundy White

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Champs de l'Abbaye 2016 Rully Les Cailloux

The Hasard's have 1/2 hectare in Rully with 35 year-old organic vines planted on clay and limestone soils. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in barrel. The 2016 is racier than past vintages, with tightly knit, beam-like acidity springing forward upon opening. Aromas of earthy Bosc pear, lime flower, salty river stone, and soft toasty notes from new wood use. The palate is austere and lighter than the 2015, with flavors of white peach, lime zest, mint, and stone on the finish. The flavors and texture become more supple on the second day, showing hints of smoked pineapple, white flower, seashell, and fleshy pear. A lovely wine in its youth that becomes more expressive and elegant with air, this should be beautiful in 5-10years. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Champs de l'Abbaye 2017 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

From Chardonnay grown on an excellent limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. Certified organic, hand-harvested, low yields, very long (10 month) wild-yeast fermentation in barrel. The 2017 shows lovely aromas of dried pear, melon, fines herbes, wet stone, and lemon peel—showing Chardonnay's relation to the Melon de Bourgogne of Muscadet!  The palate shows very firm acidity underneath lime flower, citrus rind, and  ripe white fruits with a touch of oak, almond and mineral flavors. The finish is long and bracing, with white fruits and citrus, very much in the stye of De Moor in Chablis. This is an elegant racy, stylish white Burgundy that is a great value as well. David Lillie

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  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

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Collet, Romain 2014 Chablis Premier Cru Butteaux

Sea spray, green apple, white flowers, fine stony detail on palate; cool lifted, slightly herbal finish. Plenty of flint in the tank still. Drink and hold. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

De Moor (Vendangeur Masqué) 2016 VDF Compagnie Meridionale

The De Moors suffered terrible loses due to frost and hail in 2016 and 2017 - They have been aided by friends in the south and have made delicious "Vendangeurs Maqué" wines, this one with Grenache Blanc from Julie Brosselin and Eric Pfifferling, Viogniers from Gérald Oustric and Gramenon, Roussanne from Eric Texier and Clairete from Pierre Pradel.

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $32.99

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  • 13 in stock
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  • Organic
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 9 in stock
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  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2015 Chablis Vaugiraut

Located on the left bank of the Serein, the name Vaugiraut derives from “Vaul Girault,” which means Girault's valley, likely the name of a local owner. Aged entirely in cuve (stainless steel tank), Duplessis' 2015 Vaugiraut offers pretty aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, white peach, and crushed herbs. The palate displays flavors of white peach, citrus, and salt with hints of green tea and quinine on the stony, precise finish. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Ente, Benoit 2016 Puligny-Montrachet Nexe Flore

A blend of 57% Puligny villages with 43% Puligny 1er Truffière. Nexe Flore is a play on words, per Allen Meadows, of next floor, implying a step up from the Puligny villages tout court. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
  • $104.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2016 Macon Chardonnay Clos Fourneau

A new wine from Julien Guillot at the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, the 2016 Macon "Clos Fourneau" is 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Gris. The wine shows floral, honeyed aromas of pear, white peach and candied citrus. Ripe stone fruits on the palate are wrapped in bright citrusy acids with chalky mineral flavors that continue in the finish with  lemon and stone. Try this with melon and prosciutto or a full flavored fish such as halibut or monkfish. This will improve with a long decant or three to five years in the cellar.

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  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
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  • 7 in stock
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Pernot 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne

White flowers, honeysuckle, lemon blossom, sweet pea, wet stone on the nose. Bright punchy, mineral, and precise on the palate with white stone fruit flavors and a racy, briny core of stone. Great balance and deft framing of oak lends a suave character to the long, nascently complex finish. Young, but tasty with some air, though it will become more compelling with a few years in the cellar. John McIlwain

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  • 5 in stock
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  • white
  • 12 in stock
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Rateau 2017 Beaune Clos des Mariages Blanc

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 limestone soils. The lovely 2017 Blanc shows high-toned aromas of lime-flower, melon, pear, wet stone and honeysuckle. The palate is light and silky with pear, apple and citrus flavors with chalky minerals and herbal notes in the refreshing finish. Serve with fish in sauce, scallop crudo, Asian foods and mild cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $142.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Vignes du Maynes 2015 Mâcon-Cruzille Les Chassagnes 1.5L

This is a superb, subtle and very mineral Chardonnay from a replanted parcel at the very top of the Clos, abandoned since 1896, with thin clay soils rich in iron over limestone. A great terroir, never chemically treated and worked in biodynamic farming by Alain and Julien Guillot.  The 2015 "les Chassagnes" is a beautiful wine, a bit fuller than the 2014 but still quite racy and stony with hints of white fruits, spice and honey. The palate is silky and crystalline - all minerals with subtle citrus and white fruits, very long and elegant. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $81.99

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Champagne

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Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (D 11/14)

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!  David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André NV Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (2013)

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 2013 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Aromas of ginger, brioche, ripe golden fruit and almond lead to similar flavors on the elegant, generous and honeyed palate which finishes with beautifully firm acidity and mineral flavors. This has the brightness and acidity to accompany oysters and shellfish, but enough weight and grip to serve with grilled fish, caviar and goat cheeses.  Also, please note that while the label reads "Polisy" it is in fact the Ambonnay Grand Cru Reserve. Amanda Bowman

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  • Organic
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  • rosé sparkling
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Bérêche, Raphael NV (2014 Base) Champagne Brut Nature Beaux Regards Chardonnay

Les Beaux Regards is a blend of two parcels of Chardonnay in Ludes on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims planted in 1964 and 1970. The loamy clay soils produce a Champagne more vinous in character, rather than exclusively taut and chalky. The 2014 displays lemon and apple blossom and stone fruit aromas,  with delicate notes of spice and  citrus peel following. The palate is distinctly nervy and racy, with overtly stony notes, cool notes of orange oil and lemon balm and a long tangy, expressive finish. There's a penetrating minerality here matched by equally vivacious fruit. Delicious! (Dosage 3g/l., disg. 01/18) John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $78.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2014 Base) Champagne Extra Brut Rive Gauche

The Rive Gauche bottling from Bérêche is 100% Pinot Meunier from vines planted in 1969 in the north facing parcel Le Misy in Port-á-Binson near Mareuil-le Port in the Marne. The north-facing slopes and old vines keep in check Meunier's tendency to over-exuberance, preserving the mineral expression of the variety. The 2014 exhibits floral, citrus peel, stone fruit scents on the nose with aromas of acacia blossom, peach skin, and marzipan dominating. The palate is ripe, but racy, with flavors of white peach, orange oil, ginger, and salted plum on a mouth-watering, driving, insistent finish.  For fans of the Rive Gauche bottling, this is more linear than the generous 2013 edition, but a compelling expression of this terroir. (3 grams dosage/ disgorged 10/17) John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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Déhu, Benoît 2013 Coteaux Champenois Blanc La Rue des Noyers

100% Pinot Meunier from the single parcel La Ruedes Noyers, farmed biodynamically, fermented in barrel. The 2013 Coteaux Blanc from Benoît Déhu has a lovely nose combining aromas of fresh stone fruit, sea spray, salted plum, and spice. The palate is racy and ripe with good richness (for a Coteaux Champenois). Flavors of fresh apricot, Rainier cherry and citrus peel vie with mineral notes for attention on a long sapid finish. This is a lovely Coteaux with just the right tension between the bright fruit notes and savory character. Delicious! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 4 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
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Doquet, Pascal NV Champagne Extra-Brut Arpege Blanc de Blancs 3L

From organically-farmed Chardonnay vines in Vertus, Mont Aime, Villeneuve, the current disgorgement of Arpège is a blend of 15% 2010, 50% 2009, 35% 2008 vintages bottled in 2012, recently disgorged with 5g/l dosage. Arpège (French for Arpeggio) is a great introduction to Pascal's wines. It combines the incisive chalkiness with pure fruit and a longer lees aging and is a delicious expression of his Côte des Blancs terroir. The nose offers white flowers, citrus peel, ginger and cool herb aromas. The palate is decidedly stony, with a chalky minerality leading the attack followed by notes of Meyer lemon, white peach skin, and Bosc pear flavors. The finish is long, bright, and sapid. This a perfect Champagne for an aperitif, but has the verve to pair with oysters and other seafood dishes. John McIlwain 

  • white sparkling
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  • $419.99

  • Organic
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  • 4 in stock
  • $139.99

Filaine (Fabrice Gass) NV Damery Cuvée DMY

DMY (formerly Confidence) is the same cépages and blend as Filaine's Cuvée Speciale with an extra year on the lees and aged under cork, rather than capsule, lending a burnished character to the wine due to the slow ingress of oxygen. The current disgorgement is rich, broad, and sapid, with an impeccable balance between red fruits, citrus notes, and powerfully mineral structure and spice. John McIlwain


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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition .375 ml

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

  • white sparkling
  • 33 in stock
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  • $23.99

  • Organic

Laval, Georges 2012 Champagne Cumières Premier Cru Les Chênes

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

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  • Organic
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  • 5 in stock
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Marguet Père and Fils 2015 Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Blanc

The inaugural release of biodynamic vigneron Benoît Marguet's Coteaux Champenois Blanc, the 2015 was aged for 19 months in barrel. Bosc pear, lemon blossom, honeycomb on the nose. The palate is textured and waxy with good acidity lending freshness and brightness to a rich, layered finish redolent of nectarine, lemon curd, and acacia honey. With time in the glass, a deep minerality is revealed. This is magnificent Coteaux Champenois and a great expression of Ambonnay terroir. Bravo Benoît! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marguet Père and Fils 2015 Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Rouge

Benoît Marguet has long been one of our favorite vignerons. Not only is he passionate about biodynamics and terroir, but one can't overlook the fact that his wines are positively delicious. Imagine our delight when he opened a bottle of his Coteaux Champenois for us in Ambonnay last year! Dark ruby robe. Effusively aromatic displaying aromas of violets, Morello cherry,  and Pinot spice. The palate offers waves of bright cherry and red plum fruit, with notes of black tea and spice, deftly framed by ripe tannins and fresh acidity. This shows great poise and balance between gorgeous ripe fruit and a pungent, nearly saline sense of minerality. Wonderful now, but this should really blossom with 5-7 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

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Roses de Jeanne (Cedric Bouchard) 2016 base Champagne Blanc de Noirs Val de Vilaine

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

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  • Organic
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Cote-de-Beaune

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Boillot, Louis 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Brouillards

Bright tones, and moments. Limpid and ruby robe. Red flowers (hibiscus!) wild strawberry, griottes, beetroot and wet stone on the nose. Supple, finessed: roses, silken with sneaky structure to go with a world of stoniness. This is deeply mineral and pure and has the core to age effortlessly. This is a vibrant and lithe Brouillards. Decant now, better still in 5-10 years and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $94.99

Chandon de Briailles 2014 Corton Clos du Roi

From .38 HA biodynamically farmed vines averaging over 40 years old, high on the hillside of Corton. Traditionally the most powerful and stern of the stable of red Corton lieu-dits at Chandon de Briailles. 80% whole cluster fermentation. There’s a fair bit of reduction to this initially, but with a long decant this recedes to reveal aromas plummy black fruit, animale funk, black tea, and fresh-turned earth. In the mouth ripe red/black fruit flavors mingle with pungent minerality on the vibrant mid-weight palate. There is good sap and firm, but ripe tannins supporting the fruit on the long, substantial finish. This has real class and should be sensational after 10-15 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

  • Biodynamic

Chevrot 2016 Bourgogne Rouge

High-toned, floral and fresh with bright red fruit notes and zesty acidity. A wine of energy and lift rather than mass, this racy Bourgogne shows the buoyant nature of the difficult, but excellent 2016 vintage. Pablo Chevrot and his family make beautiful and fairly-priced Burgundy in every vintage, and are a great domaine for value.  Enjoy with roasted chicken, fricasséed mushrooms, tempura, or milder cheeses. John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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Rateau 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Dark forest and hedge fruits on nose, earthy and brooding with game aromas. Taut and mineral, with a core of pungent soil notes of black tea, cherry pit, spice and stone on a dense mid-weight palate. Tightly wound, energetic, on the attack; savory and dark-fruited on the finish. This is a bit reserved at the  moment and benefits from a substantial decant or 4-7 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2017 Beaune Les Beaux et Bons

Jean-Claude says this wine, sourced from lieux-dits Beaux and Bons on the Pommard side of Beaune, always shows aromas of "cerises noires" (black cherries). There is indeed a beautiful nose of bright red cherry with some eucalyptus and floral notes as well. Fresh acidity and very pretty fruit. Truly an elegant and lean expression, without ripe extracted fruit or any oak notes. Fine tannin and a long finish. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

Rollin 2015 Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge

From old vines spread across multiple plots in the village. The 2015 has a dark ruby robe. Plum skin, dark cherry, freshly turned earth on the nose, with notes of brown spice and black tea. Medium weight palate offers flavors of brambly black berry, crushed herbs, damson plum and pungent loamy soil notes on a driving earthy finish. There a fine tension between the ripe dark fruits and earthy Pernand character framed by ripe tannins and a succulent acidity. The frank earthiness is compelling and this should come together beautifully with 4-7 years in the cellar. Rollin makes classically-styled Burgundies which remain a tremendous value and what they may lack in overt polish, is more than made up for in soulfulness. John McIlwain

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  • 5 in stock
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Rossignol, Nicholas 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

From vines planted in Santenots du Bas dating from as far back as the 1920s. The 2015 Nicolas Rossignol Volnay Santenots makes a convincing case for the virtues of this sunny vintage. The wine has a dark ruby robe and a nose redolent of black cherry, red cherry, lavender, exotic spices, and violets. The medium weight palate shows good sap and ripe tannins with concentrated cherry and raspberry flavors overlying a dense core of minerality. There's terrific density and persistence on a long, detailed, layered finish without any sense of excessive weight, which marks some of the wines of the vintage. Great Santenots! John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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Cote-de-Nuit

Arlaud 2016 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux

40+ year-old vines. Adjacent to Mazoyères on the Gevrey side of the the village. One of the cooler locations with a long ripening period. 15% new oak in 2016. This is a step up in class from the village level wines with a similar intensity, if different character than Les Millandes premier cru. Effusively perfumed with aromas of violets, hedge fruits, cassis, black tea and baking spices, mustard seed, and turned earth on the nose. The mid-weight palate is a bit cooler-toned than Millandes, with mouthwatering pure berry fruits and tangy minerality. Great persistence and sap on a finely-detailed, succulent, classy finish. This verges on cerebral, were it not for the equipoise between earthy and fruit notes. Doesn't shout, but speaks eloquently in paragraphs. A great Cheseaux that should age effortlessly! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $92.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Audoin, Charles 2014 Marsannay Les Longeroies

I’ll always have a soft spot for Domaine Charles Audoin. And frankly I love Marsannay, though it’s no one’s favorite wine, it’s useful at the table. And while the availability of cool, albeit expensive Burgundy is a blessing/curse, it’s a pleasure to have this on the shelf. Medium ruby robe. Wild strawberry, wild cherry, hibiscus on the nose (red and ripely sweet) with a fine streak of earthiness keeping things honest. The palate (with a bit of time open) displays brambly red fruit flavors, wild cherry, raspberry seed, and hints of black tea on a racy, bright mid-palate, girded by a finely savory, mineral core, giving way to a lifted, punchy succulent finish. And while this is firmly Marsannay, there’s a fine level of sophistication and energy that makes it a fine choice for rustic foods (porc à la Dijonnaise and a cheese plate) as well as lending itself to a variety of charcuterie and cheeses This has the 2014 poise and balance that is criminally overshadowed by 2015s and is worthy of a look. Delicious! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic

Bart 2017 Marsannay Rosé

Domaine Bart in Marsannay made no rosé in 2016 due to the very low yields, so we're very glad to have this lovely Pinot Noir available again from the 2017 vintage. The wine shows a bright pink color and pretty aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, rose and citrus. The palate shows ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit with earth and mineral notes, as befits the limestone terroir of Marsannay. The finish is long and refreshing. This is light enough to serve with fish dishes and salads but has the depth and complexity to accompany grilled foods this summer.

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $69.99

Burguet, Alain 2015 Vosne-Romanée

Cherry, red plum, red currant, baking spices, and hibiscus on the nose. Good cut and tart fruit underlain by savory earthiness. Fine density on the palate and good lift on finish. With food, riper berry and floral notes emerge--what perfume! Lovely nascent complexity and real verve without the monolithic character of many 2015s. This is a punchy, satisfying Vosne-Romanée and while, not cheap, this is stylish and combines lilting aromatics with pure fruit and a fine sense of minerality. Decant now or cellar for 5-7 years to allow the structural elements to integrate. A fine paring with pork, mushrooms and spaetzle, and would shine with squab or magret of duck. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

Chauvenet 2014 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

From a .41 hectare parcel planted in 1940 and 1984. Les Vaucrains is situated upslope of the premier crus Les St. Georges and Les Cailles in the middle portion of Nuits St. Georges. The soils are a blend of brown clay, limestone, sand, and rock producing vigorous, powerful, and elegant wines of great ageablity. Vigneron Christoph Drag says of the climat, “the fat clays make it hard to work the earth.” Domaine Chauvenet’s 2014 Vaucrains has a darker robe than Les Perrières. The nose is effusive, offering a kaleidoscopic mélange of black fruit aromas, cassis, brown spices, game and iron; over time notes of crushed blackberry, grilled meat, and wet stone emerge. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied and supple, offering flavors of ripe blackberry, Italian plum, iodine, game, and wood smoke on a long, layered, and mouth-watering finish. There is plenty of power and intensity here, without a sense of weight; deft acidity offers a sense of lift and freshness. This is a beautiful and complex Vaucrains and exciting wine in the making, with a sensational interplay of pure, ripe fruit and savory minerality. While one could enjoy this now, it has the structure and balance to age harmoniously for years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $429.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $71.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $449.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $349.99

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny

Jane et Sylvain have a superb, tiny parcel of Gevrey 1er Cru "Fonteny," high up in the southwest corner, separated from Grand Cru Ruchottes by a dirt track, certified organic. Beautifully balanced for a 2015 and built to age, the wine shows subtle, complex black fruits with hints of spice, citrus and earth. The palate is supple and well-structured with red and black fruits backed by firm acidity and mineral flavors that continue in the long finish. Certainly enjoyable now  with a long decant, best held for five to eight years then enjoy until 2035. Lovely wine.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $94.99

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus. More floral and denser on the palate than Les Chenevery, with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2015 is effusively perfumed with heady aromas of black and red hedge fruits, wild cherry, and spice. The palate is distinctly mineral, framing lush flavors of sweetly ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of game and mustard seed on a tense, vibrant finish. As with others of Lignier-Michelot's 2015s, the effusive ripeness in underlain by good structure and bodes well for long-term cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières 1.5L

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus. More floral and denser on the palate than Les Chenevery, with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2015 is effusively perfumed with heady aromas of black and red hedge fruits, wild cherry, and spice. The palate is distinctly mineral, framing lush flavors of sweetly ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of game and mustard seed on a tense, vibrant finish. As with others of Lignier-Michelot's 2015s, the effusive ripeness is underlain by good structure and bodes well for long-term cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $264.99

  • Organic

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey St. Denis Grand Cru Clos de la Roche

Like the rest of the 2015 Lignier-Michelot lineup, the Clos de la Roche combines beautiful soaring aromatics with beautiful pure fruit, and a savory sense of earthiness. The nose is explosively perfumed with beguiling aromas of ripe black cherry, red plum,  violets, exotic spices, and roasted game. Supple palate shows impressive concentration, with dark fruit flavors, and layers of minerality on a long, driving finish. This has a all the elements to age effortlessly and should reward 10-15 years in the cellar and beyond. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $319.99

Magnien, Stephane 2014 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From mixed limestone and clay soils in premier crus Clos Baulet and Les Gruenchers, which bracket Clos Sorbe beneath the village of Morey-Saint-Denis. The 2014 Petites Noix offers high-toned aromas of Morello cherry, violets, wild raspberry with cool herbal notes and spice. The mid-weight and silky palate is racy, ripe and pretty with juicy red fruits earth tones, and a fine spine of chalky minerality. Vibrant and lifted with a captivating interplay between the salty stoniness and perfumed, succulent berry fruit. Long on the finish and precise. Charming now, but with the balance to age effortlessly. This is a beautiful release of "Les Petites Noix!" John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

Magnien, Stephane 2015 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From two premier crus, Les Gruenchers and Clos Baulet, mid slope in Morey Saint-Denis, giving a slightly fuller wine than Faconnieres. As with all of Stephane's parcels, there is a high percentage of old vines of "pinot tordu." The wine is more structured due to the deeper clay soils and gets less pigeage. The 2015, tasted in January 2017, was less aromatic than the Faconnières with very deep ripe red and black fruits, showing more weight and a bit more fruit-forward  than the more "classic" 2016s, with herbal and mineral flavors and terrific length. This will need time in the cellar but is an excellent example of the more heavily fruited 2015s, and it should be a superb mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Magnien, Stephane 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins"

The Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins" is another new cuvée from Stephane Magnien, and it's an absolutely delicious wine! It's made from young vines of Pinot Fin, in the vineyards of "Bas-Chenevery" and "Crais-Gillon" on gravelly soils. There is a 12-month elevage in mostly old barrels, followed by 4 months in cuve inox - only 200 cases were made. The wine shows beautiful aromas of ripe black raspberry, red currant, cherry and blood orange with hints of violets, earth and cocoa. There is lovely ripeness on the palate, which is light and balanced, with deep, dense cherry and raspberry fruit. The finish is very long and balanced with lingering red fruits and minerally acids. This is simply delicious now, but please decant or open in advance, probably best 2020 - 2028. Beautiful wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $42.99

Magnien, Stephane 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières

From a parcel of old vines grown in Les Faconnières, one of the best situated climats in Morey-Saint-Denis, located beneath Clos de la Roche and between the Millandes and Charrières premier crus. The 2016 has a deeply-pitched, perfumed nose,  redolent of dark fruits, wild rose petals, and violets with  aromas of black cherry and mustard seed, with cool notes of crushed herbs. The midweight and energetic palate offers punchy ripe black and red fruit flavors over a distinctly earthy and savory structure. The finish is expansive, mouthwatering, gamy, mineral, and long, with fine persistence. Plenty of charm, but the inherent structure and poise cry out for some time in the cellar. This is a fabulous Faconnières and a worthy candidate for long term aging. Just beautiful! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Magnien, Stephane 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Monts Luisants

(Situated to the west of Grand Cru "Clos de la Roche," this steep and stony parcel has very thin topsoil over the limestone, with vines from 15 to 75 years-old.)  Smoldering and smoky—Lauren Bacall in Key Largo? Violets, plum skin, freshly-turned soil lends plenty of gravitas on the nose. Perfumed; beyond floral—a hothouse full of orchids. Earthy and ripe and perfectly fruited. Loamy soil notes and perfect pitch. Motown and Farmer’s Almanac—a wine so pretty it begs for sentiment, yet so frankly earthy, it has you consult a geology textbook. This is beautiful Monts-Luisants and will make some old bones and offer charm and character for years. Lovely. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $209.99

Rateau 2016 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 midweight palate is lithe, racy, and offers up vibrant flavors of dark fruits, crushed herbs, game, and salty soil notes. Great lifted acidity and core of minerality overlain by an assortment of wild berry fruits. This is another great example of the combination of perfume, pure fruit, and detailed earthiness that is a hallmark of the 2016 vintage. Great tension and verve and a bargain at the price. Wonderful with veau aux champignons. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $81.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Trapet 2016 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains A Minima

The  Trapet 2016 Passetoutgrains A Minima is from 50% Pinot Noir, %50 Gamay grown in the biodynamically farmed Grands Champs parcel in Gevrey. Wild cherry, strawberry, beetroot, and blood orange peel on the bones. Fresh blast of red fruits, followed by ferrous soil notes, and tangy red currant/pomegranate flavors. Mouthwatering and bottled with a minimum of SO2. Served with a chill, this is perfect burger or barbecue wine. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Trapet 2016 Marsannay Rouge

Tight upon opening. Black tea, vine smoke, dark berry fruit, and wet iron aromas  on the nose. With air, earthy notes, cherry pit and Italian plum skin aromas appear. The palate is similarly circumspect out of the gate, but with time in the decanter offers a melange of flavors of black fruit, Earl Grey tea, mustard seed, cherry pit and a pungent, ferrous, mineral core, with hints of anise. There’s a lot coiled within, with the balance currently veering toward earthy rather than fruiy, but this has nice tension and over the course of the evening gains in weight and overt fruit. Trapet makes beautiful, age-worthy Burgundies and the 2016 shows best with a long decant now, and will shine brightly with 3-5 years in the cellar and beyond. A fine pairing with roasted sausages with grapes and better still with cheeses afterward. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Germany

Brand 2017 Pfalz Pet Nat Blanc 1.5 L

It's no secret, the wines of Daniel and Jonas Brand are getting better with every vintage and their pét-nats continue to be a solid go-to for pure drinking delight! I have blazed through many bottles since their arrival, and don't see myself stopping any time soon. France may take the credit for popularizing the style in the States, but pét-nats from Germany and Austria have been some of my favorite bubbly bottles to date! Their Pét-Nat Weiß comes from 30-year-old vines of Sylvaner and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and has no sulfur added, and has just a bit more ripeness this vintage, with notes of Fuji apple, lees, pineapple, green strawberry and mango, white cherries, and a creamy mousse. Cheers to a job well done! Cari Bernard

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Brand 2017 Pfalz Pet Nat Rosé 1.5 L

The Brothers Brand have taken over the family vineyards, working organically with some biodynamic treatments, using natural yeast fermentation, and low or no sulfur additions (none is used with their pét-nats or 'Pur' line). Their 2017 Pét-Nat Rosé is a blend of mostly Pinot Noir, with about 10% old-vine Portugieser (vine age is about 40 years-old). A pleasing, deep magenta, jewel-toned rose in color, with a sprightly mousse and a mélange of tart and juicy red fruits: raspberry, watermelon, sour cherry, red plum all burst forth and wash over the palate, and the bright acidity primes you for the next sip--incredibly thirst-quenching! Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

Busch, Clemens 2009 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Auslese 375ml

What an absolute treat to get to check in on this beauty from 2009! Harvest for the Auslese contained around 40% botrytised grapes from the southeast-facing Rothenpfad parcel on the Marienburg. The nose is redolent with muddled fresh mint and the wine is creamy and lively, with soft, rich peaches, honeyed pear, elegant depth and layers. Enjoy now to blow minds and overwhelm the senses, or hold for at least ten more years! Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2015 Mosel Nonnengarten Fass 29 Riesling Trocken

A 'grand-cru' parcel to the right of the Marienburg, with red slate (rich in iron content), Nonnengarten is not made in every vintage. Dubbed the "Rheingau from the Mosel" by Clemens, the wine is bold with dark minerality and smoke, lime blossoms, apricot, green strawberries, and bright, zesty acidity. Fantastic! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2016 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Spätlese

Sourced from multiple sites on the Marienburg, this is the highest Prädikat Clemens produced in 2016. Fresh and light, this Spätlese drinks more like a Kabinett: the high acidity balancing the notes of ripe peach, mango, and strawberry candy with a delicate touch--a testament to the charming elegance of the 2016 vintage. Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 19 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic

Busch, Clemens 2016 Mosel Riesling Trocken (alter) Native

Riesling with extended skin-maceration time can sometimes lose its footing, falling into the spectrum of 'cidery'. And of course there's a place for that, but it's very exciting to find wines that still hold onto the acidity and balance of fruit and minerality. Clemens has hit this note, with the 2016 vintage of the (alter) Native—we see extended skin maceration and the wine spends 15 months sur lie in large old German oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Decant for at least a half hour to fully enjoy the subtle texture with heady notes of caramel, burnished peach, yellow apple, white blossom, balanced by juicy nectarine and vibrant tangerine acidity. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Altenberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken

(AP-7 Altenberg) Altenberg stands further afield from the estate, with mostly gray slate, a cooler microclimate, and south/southwest exposure.

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $24.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Ober Schäfershaus Riesling Spätlese Trocken

(AP-18 Lorenz Manni) The Webers were able to obtain this 0.2 hectare parcel three years ago, located on the Krettnacher Altenberg with old vines upwards of 70 years in age on green basalt soils (with quartz and gray slate): a 'dream parcel' according to Erich Weber. 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett AP 12

(AP-12 Kugel Peter) Beautiful, silky texture, citrus oils and stone fruit -- bright and concentrated. CB

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

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 14

(AP-14 Forster/Ternes) The two different Euchariusberg Spätlese bottlings (AP 6 and AP 14) are sourced from two separate parcels, found further up the Großschock slope from the plots used for the Kabinett wines.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

Falkenstein, Hofgut 2017 Saar Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 6

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

  • white medium-sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $68.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $68.99

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

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white sparkling
  • 29 in stock
  • no discount
  • $43.99

Koehler-Ruprecht 2016 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Kabinett Trocken

Hailing from their Saumagen vineyard, south to southeast-facing with a blend of predominately limestone with marl, the must spontaneously ferments and ages in used, German oak of various sizes. Fragrant with white flowers and spearmint, the palate is linear and very dry, herbal with notes of yellow apricot, peach skin, and tart lemon juice on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn

Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around; the cooler climate and wind at this altitude makes for a site that is often harvested last. We haven't had a chance to try a bottle yet but will report back as soon as we do! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 26 in stock
  • $40.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg

Covered in eroded gray slate, Unterstenberg 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. Notes of peach, orange zest, apple compote, and red grapefruit on the nose open up to a rich and fruit-forward palate boasting ripe apricot, yellow apple skin, and pineapple. Spicy and bold! Pair with grilled Thai curry squid, crab cakes over a citrus salad. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

Lauer, Peter 2016 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg

Lauer's portion of Neuenberg is located on the flank of the Kupp closer to the base of the slope. Piquant, with vibrant red grapefruit, tangerine, and apricot notes that continue onto the palate followed by ripe mango, peach candy, yuzu and orange zest with ginger spice on the lengthy finish. Complex and fruity with great tension! Cari Bernard

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $53.99

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  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $46.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $57.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $57.99

Vetter 2015 Franken Sylvaner Muschelkalk GK

The GK stands for Gambacher Kalbenstein, a terraced vineyard site that has concentrations of both colored sandstone and limestone. Because of this duality, Stefan has made two different wines, each one focused on the grapes grown on the predominant soil type. This is the Muschelkalk bottling (only 300L made), sourced from the shell limestone part of the Kalbenstein, from vines around 50 to 60 years in age. The grapes are pressed in a basket press and stay on the lees for 18 months in used barrel (Thank you jfr for the technical info!). Please decant 45 minutes to an hour to fully enjoy the white tropical blossoms, soft mango, sweet ginger spice, and orchids wafting up from the glass. The wine develops a fantastic harmony of the slightest hint of oxidation with fresh notes of Gala apple, kiwi, green plum, quince, and underripe pear, rhubarb tartness and salted lemonade tempered by a slightly unctuous body and the grounding flavor of green tea leaves on the finish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

Weingut Odinstal 2012 Pfalz 350 N.N. Riesling

Andreas Schumann has been making wine at Weingut Odinstal since 2004, certified Biodynamic since 2006 and they've been organic since the 90's. The estate sits up from the town Wachenheim far back behind a forest, butting up to a basalt quarry, representative of one of the many soil types found in the 5.5 hectares of vineyards. As the vineyard is a monopole, Schumann chooses to differentiate parcels by elevation above sea level and soil type. The herbs needed to make the biodynamic preparations grow near the vineyard and cows graze further afield. In the vineyards, a mix of tall grasses and delicate flowers reach upward, at times higher than the vines. The Riesling 350 N.N. is from the highest parcel in the vineyard, and shows its basalt pedigree in the nose, with a mineral nerviness and the intoxicating scent of stone fruit on the cusp of ripeness. A juxtaposition of stone and opulence plays out on the palate, concentrated and luxuriously textured with notes of soft mango, apricot, and orange zest. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $44.99

Italy Piedmont

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Barale 2011 Barolo Castellero

For us Barolo geeks, it’s interesting to note that Castellero is geographically related to the much more famous Cannubi vineyard which is just west of Castellero, across a little stream and its valley. Cannubi is on two sides of a ridge, with the best parts facing west and a bit north; all of Castellero faces west. The hill of Castellero is deceptive – until you start walking up, you don’t realize that it’s really very steep. The soils are white limestone, dusty when dry and glue-like when wet, but actually well drained and perfectly composed for growing Nebbiolo. Brezza makes Castellero, but Barale is the benchmark, and Castellero is their most important vineyard; it’s great that they are now farming organically, and the vineyard is more beautiful than ever.  I wouldn’t have the nerve to suggest that Castellero has ever produced wines as profound as the best Cannubi, but the Barale’s are certainly making higher quality wine than a number of the owners of Cannubi. The Barale’s are steadfast traditional winemakers, using very long fermentations and aging in used, giant wood barrels. Their wines are not flashy, but are refined and elegant, and they age forever. Like all proper Barolo, the Castellero is a tannic and high-acid wine, and no one in Piedmont (or anywhere else in Italy) would dream of drinking it without food. You will, we hope, at least have some cheese on hand, but the wine wants to be consumed at table with something equally special.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
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Cordero di Montezemolo 1971 Barolo Monfalletto

A consistently excellent wine — we've been lucky to get to taste this several times in the last few years. It needs a lot of time to breathe, and then it provides a classic example of fully mature Nebbiolo. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 2 in stock
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Cordero di Montezemolo 1974 Barolo Enrico Vl

Like some other very good Piedmont 1974s, this wine has a nice amount of fruit, and it's well-balanced — actually quite elegant. From an over-looked vintage, this is a fine value.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $169.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Cordero di Montezemolo 1982 Barolo Monfalletto

Old Cordero Barolo is great wine (recent vintages are in a fairly heavy, oaky style that we don't love so much, but the old stuff...). A couple of years ago we had several cases of this wine, which afforded multiple tasting opportunities; at this price the wine is a steal.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

Cordero di Montezemolo 1985 Barolo Enrico VI - Stained

Enrico VI is Cordero's name for a small parcel of old vines in Villero. It's a grand wine, worthy of its royal name.

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  • 2 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.

  • red
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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Produttori del Barbaresco 1975 Barbaresco

Brambly black cherry with undertones of black raisin and sweet dirt. Quite developed with secondary/tertiary notes of hoisin, dried mushroom, and dried meat. After 40 years, it still has plenty of structure and only started to reveal itself after being double-decanted eight hours earlier (1/17/17)! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
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Produttori del Barbaresco 1980 Barbaresco

Medium ruby color with hints of brick on rim. Black cherry and black tea flavors with prominent notes of hoisin and balsamic. Quite along its development, but still has firm tannins and resonant acidity (1/17/17). Jonas Mendoza

  • red
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  • 7 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $489.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2013 Barolo Tre Tine

Allowing for the fact that wine is a very subjective experience, I like to think that I call it as I see it. So I believe I’d know if it was a disaster, but otherwise I’m irrational and unreliable on the subject of G. Rinaldi. When I’m there, I wander around in a kind of stupor of infatuation with the wines. My penetrating notes (for 2013 Tre Tine, for example) say things like “super-great” [full stop]. I suppose if I have to have a wine crush, it might as well be on one of the best wineries in the world. Jamie Wolff

PS: Please don’t shoot the messenger. We don’t make the prices (neither, so far as I can tell, do the Rinaldis, because the wines leave the cellar at very reasonable prices). We’re well into the world of luxury goods here, and all I can do is sigh and make puppy dog eyes at the bottles while they’re in the shop. I do think it’s an objective fact that these are great wines and even if it’s a gratuitous comparison, they are the superior of many far more expensive wines.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
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  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 12 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2011 Barolo Riserva

A very fine and very complete wine. Balanced, savory, with super-elegant tannins, this needs some real time in the cellar. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 6 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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Italy Tuscany

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  • 3 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
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  • Biodynamic
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  • Biodynamic
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Lecci e Brocchi 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Chiorba

From very old vines (replanted in 2015), this is very much in the same mold as the Chianti – and was vinified identically – but is considerably deeper and rounder without any additional wood, alcohol, or extract – just a direct expression of the old vines. I think this is remarkable – it strikes a fascinating balance between palate-enveloping darker fruit and finesse. Really a super wine. Jamie Wolff 

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  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
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  • 38 in stock
  • $11.99

  • rosé
  • 19 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
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  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
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Monte Bernardi 2014 Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT Tzingana

When Michael purchased the Monte Bernardi Estate in 2003 he was committed to making traditional Chianti without the use of "Bordeaux" varieties even though estate was already planted with French grapes that found their way into so many of Tuscany’s wines.  He was already in the process of replanting the vineyards used to produce Retromarcia, so rather than uproot more vines,  he diverted all of the French grapes into his own Bordeaux blend: Tzingana.  Composed of 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot, all co-fermented for 3 weeks and raised in barrique and tonneaux for 2 years, the wine is certainly more dense and smooth than any of his Chiantis.  Rich blackberries and cassis are lifted by the smell of black tea and bay spice.  Soft texture and smooth ripe tannins are supported by nice acidity, and there is a discernible minerality on the finish. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $89.99

Italy White

Adalia 2016 Soave Singan

This is a fantastic straw hued Soave (Garganega) from the mother-daughter team at Adalia in the Veneto. Crisp and dry with a hint of grassy texture and a long mineral finish. Eben Lillie

  • 47 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Agnanum 2017 Campania Falanghina Sabbia Vulcanica

Falanghina seems to be one of the great success stories of southern Italy, emerging from relative obscurity despite being a truly ancient variety into a nearly ubiquitous staple on the market. That has lead regrettably (and predictably) to any number of wines that fail to show the real virtues of the grape. Agnanum Falanghina is anything but predictable; produced from terraced vineyards of own-rooted vines ranging in age from 10 to 60 years old, possible only because of the particular soil of the area, the wine is pure and piercingly mineral. The nose is tart, showing pithy lemon and orange with delicate white florals, notes of mint and lemon balm and a characteristic hint of peach pit. The wine is almost airy on the palate with a fairly soft texture and fresh acidity showing a more deliberately stone fruit character of yellow peach and fresh apricot with a delicate saline finish. it is an obvious match to simple fish dishes but would be equally suited to a wide range of food: try it with goats milk cheese, olives, chicken, or egg dishes. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $23.99

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  • 18 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

Bianco, Marco 2011 Moscato d'Asti "Crivella"

Crivella is made with fruit from Bianco’s oldest vines, including some planted in the mid 1800s by Riccardo’s great-great-something grandfather; such old vines are extremely rare, and while they produce very little fruit, it’s impossible for Riccardo to even think about replacing them. At a tasting in the shop a customer said, “Like Sauternes with bubbles!” which was a lovely way to describe the wine and its rich and unctuous character. made lively with fizz. While there’s no botrytis, Crivella is much more complex and detailed than all but the very best Sauternes. I’ve certainly never tasted anything like it — a stunning wine. Jamie Wolff

Moscato d'Asti is usually a fairly light and simple affair, but this bottling has gravitas to stand up to the most complex, aged cheeses. If an old Stilton and Port sounds a bit much, try this invigorating Moscato for a bit of a lighter approach. John Rankin

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic
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  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
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  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Biodynamic
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  • 21 in stock
  • $32.99

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

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

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 62 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic

Nusserhof (Heinrich Mayr) 2015 Vino Bianco B.......

 In the realm of obscure Italian grape varieties, Blatterle takes the cake for rarity.  With a total of three producers and no more than 1.5 hectares planted, the variety isn't even recognized by the Italian government and therefore can’t be listed anywhere on the label.  Nusserhof is the largest producer of Blatterle in the world, making around 40 hectoliters annually of the stunning B….... cuvée. Vinified with native yeast on the skins, gently pressed, and then rested in steel, the winemaking is intentionally straight forward to better showcase the variety.  The nose is complex, with layers of yellow flowers, chlorophyll, fresh green herbs, yellow peaches, and lemon verbena. The palate has some density but is lifted by bright acidity and crisp flavors of citrus and pithy stone fruit with a very dry finish. I think it is a perfect match for spring vegetables prepared simply; think asparagus dressed in lemon and olive oil or a salad of pea shoots and goat cheese. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
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  • 13 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $9.99

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  • 39 in stock
  • $17.99

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  • $39.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

Principiano, Ferdinando 2016 Langhe Bianco

Our colleague Anna DeBeer has joined us in sales and we are very happy about it! Here are her first published words of wisdom:

Timorasso, once the most commonly grown white grape in Piedmont, fell into decline after phylloxera ravaged the area in the late 19th century and it was replaced mostly with the much easier to grow Cortese grape. It has been only in the last few decades that the finicky (as it is prone to a number of diseases, thin skinned and low yielding) Timorasso has resurfaced, and this example from Principiano is absolutely one of the tastiest and most complex examples I have tried. Bright and pale lemon in color, it looks and smells as fresh and crisp as the mountain air from where it is grown. A pronounced herbal nose with salty and stony undertones leads into light white floral, white peach and almond aromas. On the palate its racy acidity cuts through first, followed by herbal notes of anise, chervil and hay, chased by zesty citrus and stone fruit flavors. The finish is exceptionally long and nutty and slightly bitter, yet stony and refreshing. I enjoyed this with a simple salad of cherry tomatoes and cucumber (from my tiny garden), tossed with feta, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice and herbs, which were fantastic together, but I can imagine this pairing with an endless array of dishes from pasta to chicken to vegetables, or of course, savored on its own, letting the Timorasso speak for itself. Anna DeBeer


I went crazy over this wine when I tasted the newly released 2016 in May in Monforte d’Alba. The wine seems absolutely typical of Timorasso, one of the more interesting and serious of the zillion Italian grapes you may not have heard of, or heard of until recently. If you told me that the 720 SLM was from Timorasso’s classic home in the Colli Tortonesi (about 100km east of Barolo) I’d believe it. The best Colli Tortonesi wines are fairly rich and full-bodied but remain elegant if the alcohol levels are in check. That’s a challenging if, and it certainly helps Principiano that his Timorasso vines are at 720 meters above sea level, or 2-3 times higher than Colli Tortonesi vineyards. There are some wines from there that I really like, even love (Oltretorrente, Ricci), but I have yet to taste anything this good.

Number One Fact: 12% alcohol! And obviously fully-ripe fruit, and very obviously pure and not manipulated. The wine is on the savory side aromatically, and the same saline and stony structure combined with nuts, hay, herbs, peach and pear, all carry through on the palate. It starts as tart and crisp and then grows and expands and is unusually complex, long and intense – rich and full, but just when most wines of this type would deliver heat, it’s ethereal and effortless, entirely refreshing and fascinating. There’s tons of material in balance – it reminds me a bit of good Chenin Blanc in profile, but very Italian with its almond-skin, delicately bitter tang on the finish. Made in stainless with indigenous yeasts, no clarification or filtration, and it goes through malolactic. A serious wine, seriously delicious; 2000 bottles made, of which we have reserved a greedy portion.

Speaking of greedy: Since spending the month of May in Italy with no-holds-barred at the table, we’ve been having an all-vegetable summer – vegan actually. As the cook in the family I think I’d find it pretty difficult to sustain in the cold months, but I’ve been shopping at the Union Square greenmarket 2-3 times a week and the choice and quality is amazing. Above you can see last night’s dinner (a rare pasta indulgence): grilled eggplant, chopped tomato and cherry tomatoes, garlic, fresh red chili, basil, and mint. Normally I’d Norma-ize it with mozzarella, or at least some ricotta salata, and certainly parmigiano, but it was very satisfying without, and quite perfect with the Timorasso, amplifying the herbal side of the dish and the nutty side of the wine. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 70 in stock
  • $27.99

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

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 53 in stock
  • $14.99

Kosher

  • red kosher
  • 17 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white kosher
  • 16 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red kosher
  • 23 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red sweet kosher
  • 3 in stock
  • $5.99

  • red kosher
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red kosher
  • 18 in stock
  • $32.99

Loire

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $28.99

Baudry 2015 Chinon La Croix Boissée

From a small parcel of sandy clay over limestone (calcaire micacé) on a south-facing slope above Cravant. 24 months of aging in 1 to 4 year-old Burgundy barriques. (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. The 2015 is a bit softer and more immediately enjoyable than the 2014, but it's a superb "Croix Boissée" that was sensational out of barrel when tasted in February of 2016 and 2017. Tasted from bottle on arrival in NY, the wine shows a deep red/black color and lush aromas of blackberry and strawberry, with black pepper, rose, citrus, roast meat and earth - quite ripe but with nice brightness. The palate is a bit closed but showing real elegance of blackberry and red currant fruit, floral and balanced, with a dense core of mineral flavors and cool acidity. The finish is long and elegant with pure red fruits and firm structure. Decant if drinking now, best 2024 - 2040+  David Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

Baudry 2015 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 permits a tiny  production from franc de pied vines) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barrels, 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. The 2015 Le Clos Guillot is absolutely beautiful, showing elegant aromas of blackberry liqueur, violets, stone and roast meat, a bit darker than Les Grézeaux, lovely and ethereal. The palate is dense and silky with blackberry and black raspberry fruit, ripe and sapid, perfectly balanced and bright with a firm mineral core. The finish is long and pure. While this is beautiful now, cellaring of seven to ten years should reveal a profound mature wine, then drink until 2035+  David Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

Chaffardon 2011 Coteaux de L'Aubance Confiturine (Chenin Blanc) 375

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

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

Chevalerie 2009 Bourgueil Busardière

Stéphanie and Emmanuel Caslot are the current proprietors of this 400 year-old estate in Bourgueil. With excellent parcels on all the varied terroirs of Bourgueil they produce delicious old-school wines with great organic farming and natural vinifications with low sulfur. "Busardières is a great mid-slope parcel on Turonien limestone with clay rich in mica.Tasted in France in February, 2018, the 2009 Busardières showed beautifully, with complex aromas, both primary and maturing, of floral black raspberry with earth, musk , citrus and licorice. The palate shows earthy black-raspberry with cool acidity, plum skin, spice, citrus and mineral flavors, really delightful! A great food wine with a great balance of ripeness and eathy acidity, this is lovely now, in mid-life, and will be superb with ten to fifteen more years in the cellar. Only 60 bottles and only at Chambers Street!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Busardiere

"Busardieres" is a great vineyard fairly high on the slope in Bourgueil on Middle Turonian limestone with shallow topsoils of clay with pebbles of limestone with mica, always giving a wine that is a bit austere in its youth, very mineral and built to age. The 2014 is a superb example that showed sensationally when tasted with Stephanie Caslot in February 2018. Re-tasted in September, the wine shows a deep red/black color with aromas of ripe morello cherry, black raspberry and elderberry, quite deep and meaty with hints of menthol, juniper, dark chocolate and black pepper. The palate shows dense, chalky, ripe black raspberry, cherry and black plum liqueur, beautifully balanced and fresh, with hints of cocoa, citrus peel, humus and minerals with a beautiful finish of bright, sappy fruit and stone flavors. This is a beautiful wine - a bit intense for drinking now, but with a long decant it will be lovely. Best after three to five years, drink till 2035 and beyond. Highly recommended. David Lillie

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2011 Bourgueil Grand Mont

Stéphanie, Emmanuel and Pierre Caslot are the current proprietors of this 400 year-old estate in Bourgueil. With excellent parcels on all the varied terroirs of Bourgueil they produce delicious old-school wines with great organic farming and natural vinifications with low sulfur. "Grand Mont" is one of the greatest sites in Bourgueil - a south facing slope on turonian limestone with shallow sandy clay soils, rich in mica. Though not considered a great vintage, the 2011s from the best sites in Bourgueil are turning out beautifully, such as the Breton "Les Perrieres" and the Chevalerie "Grand Mont." Denser and more opulently fruited than the 2012, the 2011 "Grand Mont' shows a deeper, darker color and ripe aromas of blackberry, black plum, violet, earth, game, and blood orange. The palate is round and supple with quite earthy red and black fruits with a lovely finish of dense red fruits, earth and citrusy acids. I would drink this sooner than the 2012 - delicious now with a long decant, best perhaps 2023 - 2030. Beautiful wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2012 Bourgueil Grand Mont

"Grand Mont" is one of the greatest sites in Bourgueil - a south facing slope on 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. 2012 Loire reds are not big wines, but they have lovely bright fruit and are beautifully balanced with refreshing acidity. The 2012 "Grand Mont" shows elegant aromas of black raspberry and strawberry 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 flavors. This is really elegant and Burgundian, very long and built to last. Open the day before if drinking now, this will be a beautiful mature wine.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Cuvee Chevalerie

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-structued 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 con be enjoyed now with coq-qu-vin, steak au poivre and grilled lamb, best to wait  3 - 5 years, then drink until 2030 and beyond. Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Diptyque (Arrives 9/25)

The Chevalerie "Diptyque" is from sand and gravel soils in Bourgueil, producing a wine to drink young, served cool - 100% Cabernet Franc, of course. The 2014 is particularly good, with lovely aromas of black raspberry and strawberry with hints of violet, pepper and earth. The palate is balanced and pretty with supple raspberry/strawberry fruit in a bright frame, typical of this excellent vintage for Loire reds. Serve a bit chilled with charcuterie, chicken and pork dishes and mild cheeses. DL

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2015 Savennières La Jalousie

2015 is a beautiful vintage for the superb Savennières of Domaine du Closel. La Jalousie shows subtle, complex aromas of citrus peel, pear, almond, stone , lime-flower and honeysuckle which follow through on the perfectly balanced palate.  The fruit is lush and ripe but there is great acidity and minerality as well - the wine is elegant and very delicious in its youth, - serve with fish in sauce, scallops, monkfish, chicken in sauce and mild cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

Delmee-Martin 2017 Vin de France La Vieux de La Vieille

"Les Vieux de la Vieille" is a French film about 3 mischievous old pranksters who move to a retirement home, much to the joy and relief of their village. Hilarity ensues when they grow bored of the retirement home and return to the village to cause havoc. Philippe is a fan of the film and likes the idea of these 3 old men who love to drink, eat and joke their way through life. Not so easy to compare the theme to the wine, but I do love the dark and more concentrated (old man) expression of Cabernet Franc that's balanced with energetic lift and "natty"/wild (mischievous) aromatics. Vines for this cuvée are about 40 years old, and there is some pigeage and a bit more of a traditional maceration which yields a fuller and more meaty style of Cab Franc, compared to Philippe's juicy and light "Ca Faye Douze" bottling.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine du Fresche 2017 Rose de Loire Pinot Noir/Grolleau

 The Domaine du Fresche is a certified organic estate in Anjou producing delightful, fresh, vivacious wines from Chenin, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Grolleau. This lovely rosé of Grolleau and Pinot Noir comes from hand-harvested fruit and is vinified with wild yeasts giving pretty aromas of ripe red currant, blood orange and strawberry. The palate shows silky, pure fruit - red currant with hints of watermelon and citrus and finishes with round red fruits and juicy acidity. A lovely wine and a great value. Thanks to Alain and Christine Bore at Domaine du Fresche! 

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • rosé off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Deux Monts

From  80 year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils.  18 month elevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $154.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $159.99

  • white sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

Huet 2005 Vouvray Cuvée Constance 500ml

Forward and open which is unusual for Constance. Beautifully knit palate and very long with exceptional purity and at least 75 years ahead of it. DL

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

Huet 2005 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie

85 grams/liter RS, 12.8 % Alc 50% Passerillage, 50% Botrytis. A lovely, balanced Moelleux that will age nicely, peak drinking probably 10 to 30 years away. Yummy now if you can't wait, a great wine.

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Huet 2009 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec

*This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.


Usually the most forward and appropriate for early drinking, this wine is beautifully balanced with lovely mineral infused apple/quice fruit and a long finish. Drink it young if you must, but put some away if you can...DL.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Huet 2017 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec

A walled vineyard of about 15 acres, the Clos du Bourg is on the Premieres Cotes above the church in Vouvray. The vineyards date back to the 7th century. A great site with thin clay topsoil over limestone "tuffeau," giving powerful and well-structured wines. The 2017 is a brilliant wine that is superb now but will really start singing in about ten years. This young wine shows subtle aromas of white fruits, lime-flower and stone, very bright and vibrant; the palate is dense and all mineral and wet stone flavors with ripe, honeyed white fruits in the background. This wine begs for some serious seafood if drinking now, but best to wait... David Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 2017 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec

Le Mont is a 19 acre vineyard just above the Loire with a pebbly, "green" clay and silex soil over the limestone. The 2017 Le Mont Demi-Sec was the hit of our tasting at Racines NY, showing smoky mineral notes with pear, citrus peel, almond and wet stone aromas. The palate shows earthy white fruits with intesnse mineral flavors with great freshness and density, not showing much sweetness. The finish is long and earthy with quince, stone and citrusy acids. Serve now with very saline oysters or grilled fish, best to cellar, drink until 2050 and beyond... David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2017 Menetou-Salon Exilé Rouge

The Joussets have made a lovely natural Pinot Noir from Biodynamic fruit grown by Philippe Gilbert in Menetou-Salon - harvested, vinified and bottled by the Joussets. (40 year-old vines on kimmeridgian soils, zero added SO2) The wine shows a bright, clear dark red color, with aromas of ripe strawberry, black raspberry and violet, with a bit of cocoa and white pepper. There is ripe black raspberry and black cherry fruit on the palate, very fresh and bright with chalk and earthy flavors in the finish with lingering ripe fruits. This is a beautifully pure and delicious Pinot that is lovely now - serve cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken or pork. Aging for five to ten years might be very interesting. HIghly recommended!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

Mosse 2017 Vin de France Pet Nat Moussamoussettes

The Moussamoussettes is back! A Chambers Street favorite, this years rendition is a blend of Grolleau Gris, Gamay and Cabernet. Flavorful and vibrant, pulsing with ripe red berry fruit, yet still totally dry. A rejuvenating Pet-Nat from our friend Agnes and René Mosse.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 34 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur