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"A Most Delicious" Red Wine Vinaigrette (Toast)

A Most Delicious Red Wine Vinaigrette, Toast Paninoteca

7.50

4 in stock

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2015 "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & WHITE PLUM, BREEZY SPARKLE, A TOUCH OF GRAPEFRUIT

Philipe and Diane Cauvin have essentially bridled the finicky Négrette grape into graceful submission with their catalogue of wines that seem to improve with each passing vintage. This is their newest offering, a delectably refreshing "petnat" sparkling rosé with pretty mousse that evaporates gracefully on the palate. A touch of ruby red grapefruit aroma adds serious depth. Great stuff. (slight sediment from the natural fermentation in bottle is harmless)

Serving Suggestions: Breakfast? I mean, you shouldn’t drink wine before noon, even on a Sunday, but seriously pair this with breakfast foods.

19.99

44 in stock

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2015 "Initial R" Rosé (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, "Initial R" Rosé, Southern Rhone, France 2015 {organic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

RIPE RED RASPBERRY RICHNESS, SPLENDID SPICE & TANTALIZING TANG

“Vin de France” or “Tavel by any other name”? This new Domaine La Rocalière offering’s packaging tells us very little: it’s from France and it’s a "rosé wine." Its appearance, on the other hand, speaks volumes (750ml, to be precise). Deep transparent red with an almost iridescent magenta flourish, it doesn’t have the look of a typical, pale, Mediterranean French rosé. Instead, it's deep and dark yet still refreshing – a dead-ringer for the famed wines of Tavel but clocking in at half the price. A WINE AUTHORITIES EXCLUSIVE!

Serving Suggestion: Vietnamese grilled shrimp & pork w/ rice vermicelli, basil, & bean sprouts. Creamy goats milk cheeses.

11.99

16 in stock

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2014 "La Cuadrilla" (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, "La Cuadrilla", Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2013

{organic} 68% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, HERBS & PEPPERY SPICE, CHOCOLATE

Santa Ynez Valley's Stolpman focuses largely on the grapes of France's Rhone Valley. In fact, one of the estate's vineyards is a life-sized monument to Cote Rotie. Less massive than some of the estate's signature wines but still with plenty of meat on its bones, this powerful Italo-Franco Cali red is very satisfying. All profits of this wine at Stolpman go to their full-time vineyard crew.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy and sweet Bourbon pepper steak with crispy frites seasoned with rosemary. Silky and rich, this also makes for a cozy and comforting cocktail wine on its own.

24.99

5 in stock

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2015 "La Cuadrilla" (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, "La Cuadrilla", Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2013

{organic} 68% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, HERBS & PEPPERY SPICE, CHOCOLATE

Santa Ynez Valley's Stolpman focuses largely on the grapes of France's Rhone Valley. In fact, one of the estate's vineyards is a life-sized monument to Cote Rotie. Less massive than some of the estate's signature wines but still with plenty of meat on its bones, this powerful Italo-Franco Cali red is very satisfying. All profits of this wine at Stolpman go to their full-time vineyard crew.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy and sweet Bourbon pepper steak with crispy frites seasoned with rosemary. Silky and rich, this also makes for a cozy and comforting cocktail wine on its own.

24.99

13 in stock

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"La Loirette" Biere Artisanale de Touraine [330ml] (Brasserie de la Pigeonelle)

Brasserie de la Pigeonelle, Biere Artisanale de Touraine "La Loirette", Middle Loire, France

Farmhouse Ale

FUNKY-FRESH REFRESHMENT, SMOOTH YEASTINESS & DELICATE HERBS

This saison-like farmhouse ale is a package of funky-fresh refreshment. Clocking in at a relatively modest alcohol content of 5.5%, it's perfect for the spring and summer!

4.99

2 in stock

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2014 "Red Sheep" Red (Schafer, Weingut)

Weingut Schäfer, "Red Sheep" Rotwein Feinherb, Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

40% Dornfelder, 40% Portugieser, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

PLUSH, SMOOTH & SOFT. LIGHTLY SWEET BERRIES.

"Schäfer" translates from German to "shepherd" in English, so it's only right that this wine is the ultra-rare red sheep. It is flocking delicious! It's wooly, wooly good. All puns aside, this is that rarest of combinations, the highly complex, but enjoyably soft, lightly sweet red. Made in miniscule quantities by Rheinhessen red wine specialist Volker Schäfer, it's especially at home with spicy, rich dishes. But drinking it on its own is also highly recommended.

Serving Suggestions: Lamb vindaloo. 3 alarm chili. Sauteed mushrooms in a sweet Marsala cream sauce.

11.99

4 in stock

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2015 "Red Sheep" Red (Schafer, Weingut)

Weingut Schäfer, "Red Sheep" Rotwein Feinherb, Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

40% Dornfelder, 40% Portugieser, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

PLUSH, SMOOTH & SOFT. LIGHTLY SWEET BERRIES.

"Schäfer" translates from German to "shepherd" in English, so it's only right that this wine is the ultra-rare red sheep. It is flocking delicious! It's wooly, wooly good. All puns aside, this is that rarest of combinations, the highly complex, but enjoyably soft, lightly sweet red. Made in miniscule quantities by Rheinhessen red wine specialist Volker Schäfer, it's especially at home with spicy, rich dishes. But drinking it on its own is also highly recommended.

Serving Suggestions: Lamb vindaloo. 3 alarm chili. Sauteed mushrooms in a sweet Marsala cream sauce.

11.99

112 in stock

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10 Year Tawny Port (Smith Woodhouse)

Smith Woodhouse, 10 Year Tawny Port, Duoro, Portugal, NV

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

PINKISH AMBER COLOR, FIGS, DRIED FRUITS, WARMING

Sourcing from the small 7 hectare vineyard of Quinta da Madalena, all the grapes are still hand harvested and foot tread. In general their ports are a bit less sweet than most. This 10 year tawny is the result of a small selection of port set aside each year to age for at least 10 years before bottling. The color is a pinkish-amber with fig and toffee aromas and flavors. A delicious dried fruit tawny that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling all over.

Serving Suggestions: With hard milder cheeses like our aged Rogue Cheddar with dried fruits and nuts, or as part of dessert with cheesecake, flan, or creme brulée.

32.99

7 in stock

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12 Pepper Jam (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, 12 Pepper Jam, 6oz

9.99

12 in stock

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4th Anniversary Ale (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, 4th Anniversary Sour Ale Aged on Ginger [25 oz bottle], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

6.5% abv

12.99

14 in stock

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70% Dark Chocolate -Piura Blanco, Peru (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Single Origin Dark Chocolate - Pirua Blanco, Peru [3 oz]

70% Cocoa

7.50

5 in stock

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80% Dark Chocolate - Carenero, Venezuela (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Single Origin Dark Chocolate - Carenero, Venezuela [3 oz]

81% Cocoa

7.50

46 in stock

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Ad Idem (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, American Wild Ale "Ad Idem" [750 ml bottle], Asheville, NC 6.2% ABV

A collaboration between Wicked Weed and Lost Abbey breweries. A barrel-aged sour blonde fermented with peaches.

38.99

8 in stock

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2015 Aglianico Roccamonfina IGT (Foglia i Vignali, Poderi)

Poderi Foglia, Aglianico "Roccamonfina IGT", Campania, Italy 2015

100% Aglianico

BRIGHT BLACK CHERRY, EXOTIC FLORAL NUANCES, BOLD & HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE

Aglianico is a grape famously described as the "Nebbiolo of the south." Typically, this refers more to a parallel in quality and ageworthiness than to any notable similarity or similar strength shared by the two grapes. This Aglianico, however, exhibits an elevated "prettiness" and firm elegance that we're quick to associate with its northern colleague. Still as eruptive as the volcanic soil in which it's grown but less brooding and bestial than many examples of the grape, this northern Campanian delicacy hails from very close to the birthplace of Roman antiquity's most revered wine, Falernian.

Serving Suggestion: Stuffed rustic pizza w/ buffalo mozzarella, diced pancetta, basil, black olives, & halved grape tomatoes. Japanese-style grilled beef tongue w/ onion, fried eggplant, & shiitakes.

19.99

13 in stock

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2013 Aglianico del Vulture "Sacravite" (D'Angelo)

D'Angelo, "Sacravite" Aglianico, Basilicata, Italy 2013

100% Aglianico

GENEROUS BERRY, SMOKY MINERAL, LEATHERY RUSTICITY

In the northern reaches of Basilicata, at the base of the extinct volcano, Monte Vulture, D'Angelo produces distinctive, definitive Aglianico. Not content to be simply "old world" in style, this wine is perhaps "ancient world." Darkly intriguing and terroir-driven, the "Sacravite," will slowly draw you into its clutches with aromas of dried black fruits, graphite, and horse. D'Angelo practically defines Aglianico! Volcanic soils and southerly warmth yield a wine ready to drink today and intent upon indulging the drinker with truly distinctive southern Italian tasting flair.

Serving Suggesiton: Ethiopian cuisine. Perfect for pizzas covered with strong, flavorful cheeses and sausage (preferably w/ fennel & Pepperoncino). Peppery stewed lamb w/ potatoes, onions, & bay leaves.

19.99

18 in stock

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2014 Aglianico dell'Irpinia "Tarì" (Caggiano, Cantine Antonio)

Cantine Antonio Caggiano, Irpinia Bianco "Tarì", Campania, Italy 2014

100% Aglianico di Taurasi

PLUM & VANILLA, BLACK TEA, COLA & CINNAMON

Aglianico, a grape with a well-earned reputation for power, is a dark denizen of the volcanic soils found in Campania and Basilicata. Often alleged to be originally of Greek provenance, it now appears to be a native of the very Campagnese hills that furnish us with this bold but lively red. Black fruit, mineral, and oak-fueled spice gracefully erupt from this relatively well-behaved example of the often more rustic and rugged varietal. Antonio Caggiano is a stylish and dynamic figure in Iripinia, who, in addition to being a vigneron, is a photographer and architect.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired calzone w/ black olives, prosciutto, artichokes, & grated pecorino. Veal sausage & fried eggplant w/ finely sliced tomatoes & smoked mozzarella.

19.99

3 in stock

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2016 Albarino (Laxas)

Laxas, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2016

100% Albarino

TROPICAL AROMATICS, AWESOME MINERALITY, CRISP PEAR FINISH

Fresh, juicy, very dry, and full of minerally terroir, this Albariño from the Laxas (la-shas) winery is first class - produced from old vines in the more oceanic reaches of western Galicia. This white shows an Atlantic saline-like quality which renders it positively delicious with seafood, and the melon, pear, and mineral notes are almost like a meal in themselves. Finishing with impressive length, richness, and a bit of banana essence, this is serious Albariño for the money.

Serving Suggestion:

In Spain they would eat gooseneck barnacles, but here in the US we're more than happy to pair this with nearly any great shellfish, especially mussels will be perfect.

17.99

5 in stock

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2015 Albarino (Laxas)

Laxas, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2015

100% Albarino

TROPICAL AROMATICS, AWESOME MINERALITY, CRISP PEAR FINISH

Fresh, juicy, very dry, and full of minerally terroir, this Albariño from the Laxas (la-shas) winery is first class - produced from old vines in the more oceanic reaches of western Galicia. This white shows an Atlantic saline-like quality which renders it positively delicious with seafood, and the melon, pear, and mineral notes are almost like a meal in themselves. Finishing with impressive length, richness, and a bit of banana essence, this is serious Albariño for the money.

Serving Suggestion:

In Spain they would eat gooseneck barnacles, but here in the US we're more than happy to pair this with nearly any great shellfish, especially mussels will be perfect.

17.99

9 in stock

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2015 Albarino "Castelo do Mar" (Veiga da Princesa)

Veiga da Princesa, Albarino “Castelo do Mar”, Rias Baixas, Spain 2015

100% Albarino

CITRUS & PIÑA COLADA, ZESTY MINERAL 

Fresh, bright, and delicate with firm acidity and beautifully restrained minerality, this crazy-great value in Albariño from Manuel Mendez’s Rias Baixas estate (one of three small farms operated by the gregarious Galician) offers up everything we crave from the increasingly sought-after Albariño grape. Its citrusy energy is the stuff that seafood-pairing dreams are made of, but this is also a “patio wine” extraordiaire that is guaranteed to quench the thirsts of festive friends and cause oceanic oases to materialize before our very eyes and across our very palates!

Serving Suggestion: Mussels, shrimp, and squid in a buttery, garlicky stew w/ oregano & noodles. Veggie burritos w/ mild salsa verde & cilantro.

11.99

94 in stock

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2013 Alentejo Branco "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Branco "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

100% Antão Vaz

PINEAPPLE & YUZU, KISS OF LEMONGRASS, INTENSELY REFRESHING

Antão Vaz, a native of these hot, arid, southern Portuguese climes, is an intriguing specialist at retaining a refreshingly racy edge in spite of sweltering temperatures. Known for its brilliant tropical flavors and aromas, the grape is also a champion in the vineyard, performing robustly and helping to make astonishing values like this possible. Lua Cheia, a small producer operating at Portugal’s poles (Douro & Minho in the north and  Alentejo in the south). A WINE AUTHORITIES EXCLUSIVE!

Serving Suggestion: Tangy grilled plantain burrito w/ salsa verde & sour cream. Priew wan (or other sweet & sour Thai dishes) w/ chopped pineapple, peppers, coarsely-wedged tomatoes, & fish sauce.

7.99

20 in stock

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2011 Alentejo Reserva "Visconde de Borba" (Sêbo, Marcolino)

Marcolino Sêbo, "Visconde de Borba" Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal 2011

40% Aragones, 35% Castalao, 25% Alicante Bouschet

PLUM, COCOA, LEATHER, SATINY TEXTURE

Rustic yet refined; imagine Robert Redford on a horse, and you've got this wine. It's that perfect place where leathery aromas call up imaged of a sunbaked countryside, but pretty fruit and rich flavors of cocoa and sweet spice speak of sophistication and beauty. Typically Portuguese, and typically wonderful.

Serving Suggestion: Something that you hunted yourself from atop a trusty steed. Rabbit stew would be a great choice.

23.99

9 in stock

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2013 Alentejo Tinto "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

50% Aragonez, 25% Syrah, 25% Alicante Bouchet

DRIED CRANBERRY & MISSION FIG, PISTACHIO & CHOCOLATE

A blend featuring three of Alentejo’s most prominent grapes, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Syrah, and the famously red-fleshed offspring of Grenache commonly known as Alicante Bouschet, this stunning value from the increasingly fashionable southern reaches of Portugal is both distinctive and almost universally applicable as a "house red" for all seasons. The ripeness and intensity of fruit remain tempered with healthy acidity which insures refreshment and food-friendly versatility. Encore!

Serving Suggestion: Black and red beans stir fried with tomato paste, cumin, diced scallions, & cilantro. Carolina hotdog-styled bratwursts w/ chili, slaw, and all the fixings.

7.99

19 in stock

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2013 Alentejo Tinto Reserva "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto Reserva "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 2013

40% Petit Verdot, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 20% Syrah, 10% Aragonez

BLACKBERRY & PEPPER, FINE TANNINS, CLAY-LIKE HINTS

This is a truly exciting find for its bold, flavorful generosity and depth. Adventurous wine-lovers and geeks will also relish the opportunity to taste rich, ripe Petit Verdot at a very rare 40% concentration. In this cuvee it appears with fellow-French expats Alicante Bouschet and Syrah along with Spain’s Tempranillo (three of southern Alentejo’s most important varietals). The seemingly odd blend works well bringing complex highs and subtle lows to this blustery bang-for-the-buck bombshell!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grassfed mini-burgers (bunless) w/ stir-fried onions & steamed collards w/ a drizzling of black truffle-infused olive oil. Farbada: fava beans w/ olive oil, paprika, onion, saffron (& optional ham, chorizo, &/or blood sausage).

11.99

93 in stock

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2015 Alta Valle della Greve Rosso "I Cortacci" [3 liter BIB] (Masse di Lamole, Le)

Le Masse di Lamole,Alta Valle della Greve Rosso "I Cortacci" [3 liter BIB], Tuscany, Italy 2015

80% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 8% Malvasia Bianco, 7% Trebbiano

DRIED CHERRY & PLUM, BAY LEAF & BERGAMOT, AUTUMNAL

The high elevation vineyards within the Lamole subregion of Chianti Classico are increasingly revered for the additional structure and balance taken on by their Sangiovese-based wines. While mylar pouches and cardboard are not as closely associated with unyielding form, these vessels provide the perfect protection for the three everlovin’ liters of Tuscan tipple inside. Unsurprisingly Chianti-like, this offering is medium bodied and filled with flavors of dark fruit, forest flowers, and bitter herbs. Salute!

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin w/ garlic & rosemary. Roasted potatoes, carrots, & radishes w/ scallions & dill.

54.99

20 in stock

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2013 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2013

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

ELEGANT LEMON & LIME, BRINEY MINERALITY, TANGY APRICOT

Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each varietal he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which can imbue world class white wines with impressive longevity.

Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.

19.99

5 in stock

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2014 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2014

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

HONEYSUCKLE, APRICOT, GRANITIC MINERALITY, RICH & RACY

Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each grape variety he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which makes it particularly well suited for fresh seafood.

Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.

19.99

11 in stock

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2015 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2015

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

HONEYSUCKLE, APRICOT, GRANITIC MINERALITY, RICH & RACY

Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each grape variety he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which makes it particularly well suited for fresh seafood.

Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.

19.99

3 in stock

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2011 Amarone della Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2011

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

COLA, LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER, FIGS, RAISINS

An exceptional Amarone value, the Corte Majoli is made using the traditional method of drying the grapes to raisins, then pressing said raisins to extract their sweet goodness. Then it's fermented dry and yields a powerful red with rich aromas and flavors. The alcohol is elevated, as is normal for an Amarone, and the intensity goes to 11 on the 1 to 10 scale. This hearty red shows the fruit of Corvina, but also the classic Italian meaty earth tones typical of classic Amarone.

Serving Suggestions: Hard Reggiano cheese, roast beef with olives and onions, risotto with sausage and Parmesan cheese

34.99

2 in stock

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2012 Amarone della Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2012

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

COLA, LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER, FIGS, RAISINS

An exceptional Amarone value, the Corte Majoli is made using the traditional method of drying the grapes to raisins, then pressing said raisins to extract their sweet goodness. Then it's fermented dry and yields a powerful red with rich aromas and flavors. The alcohol is elevated, as is normal for an Amarone, and the intensity goes to 11 on the 1 to 10 scale. This hearty red shows the fruit of Corvina, but also the classic Italian meaty earth tones typical of classic Amarone.

Serving Suggestions: Hard Reggiano cheese, roast beef with olives and onions, risotto with sausage and Parmesan cheese

34.99

17 in stock

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2009 Amarone della Valpolicella "Villa Rizzardi" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 2009

76% Corvina & Corvinone, 14% Rondinella, 10% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY PRESERVES & MISSION FIG, PORT-LIKE INTENSITY

It can be lonely at the top, and Amarone is almost completely unique in the world of dry red wines. Made from the concentrated nectar of half-dried grapes, it accounts for some of the densest, most decadent oenological experiences possible. Clocking in at 16% alcohol (not atypical), this beautiful beast owes its imposing stature and luxurious lushness not only to the Amarone process but to low yields, old vines, and the presence of local but lesser-used powerhouse grape Corvinone. Bellissimo e nerissimo!

Serving Suggestion: Rare, chargrilled sirloin w/ bourbon glaze & roasted sweet potato & kale. Sheep’s milk & blue cheeses w/ pan-seared figs & balsamic reduction.

49.99

6 in stock

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Amber [6-pack] (Bell's)

Bell's Brewery, Amber Ale, Michigan

9.99

3 in stock

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Americano Bianco (Aperitivo) (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Americano Bianco (Aperitivo), Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Herbs (Gentian, Cinchona & Citrus)

16.5% ABV

Giulio Cocchi's original recipe Americano is more than just a simple aperitif in the town of Asti - in fact, it is the aperitif by definition, a piece of this century's local cultural and gastronomic history. This is the original Americano, produced without a break since 1891 according to an entirely natural recipe: white wine aromatized with many herbs and spices, no artificial coloring, flavoring or additive of any kind.

It is produced in limited quantities and matured for a year before being put on sale. The new bottle in that form of the classic clear glass Bordeaux shape is designed to be show the aperitif's natural origins as a wine, quite different to other inventive aperitifs based on alcohol.

Serve chilled in a tumbler or in an appropriate glass with a twist of orange peel and if desired, ice cubes. A splash of soda is indispensable to make the full aroma and perfume come out at their best. This is the classic way to serve it, as preferred by the "purists" who have known this drink forever. Outside of Italy it is revered as one of last great blanc/bianco aperitif wines, essential to a wide range of classic mixed drinks.

20.99

19 in stock

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Americano Rosa (Aperitivo) (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Americano Rosa (Aperitivo), Piemonte, Italy NV

Malvasia & Brachetto, Herbs (Gentian, Cinchona & Citrus)

16.5% ABV

ROSE & WILDFLOWERS, TANGY RASPBERRY, FRESH HERBS

We had heard fleeting rumors of this hard-to-find rosé version of the Aperitivo Americano., but we couldn't track it down here in NC. We spotted a bottle on a trip to San Francisco and took it out to a sunny spot in the mountains with some blood oranges and club soda...and now we can't live without it. So perfectly tangy and refreshing, with a satisfyingly soft bitterness. We're smitten.

Serving Suggestion: In a tumbler with ice and club soda, with a twist of the aforementioned blood orange. Or just on its own.

20.99

11 in stock

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Americano Rosso (Aperitivo) (Cappelletti)

Americano Rosso (Aperitivo)

Antica Erboristeria Cappelletti

Trento, Alto Adige, Italy NV

CITRUS & HERBS, GENTLE SWEETNESS, PLEASANTLY BITTER

While this is a recent addition to the U.S. shelf, it's one of the oldest wine based aperitifs from Trento in Italy's Alpine north.  Made with Trebbiano & Cochinea with infusions of citrus and herbs by the same family for over 4 generations, the Cappelletti Americano (derived from "amer" meaning bitter) is referred to as "specialino" by the locals and is about as ubiquitous a happy hour libation in the Treveneto as Prosecco!

Serving Suggestion: Use in a classic Negroni or Venetian Spritz...or really take it to outerspace and mix with reposado tequila, coffee liquor, and Mole bitters..."Nanu Nanu!"

20.99

16 in stock

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Amontillado Sherry "La Garrocha" [375ml] (Grant)

Grant, "La Garrocha" Amontillado Sherry [375ml], Jerez, Spain, NV

[organic] 100% Palomino

DRY, RICH CARAMEL & VANILLA, FRESH FIG & MINERAL

"La Garrocha," this wine's title, refers to a dance performed on horseback while wielding a 12 foot wooden pole - an activity which probably demands almost as much attention as does this Sherry. Deliciously indulgent, this marriage of golden roundness, delicate minerality, and subtle wisps of ripe fruit contains all of the characteristics that drive us to seek the essence of Amontillado. Edmundo Grant's family has consistently maintained their bodega for over one hundred and seventy years.

Serving Suggestion: Roast chicken thighs w/ garlic & crumbled blue cheese. Hearty gazpacho w/ Jamón Serrano, mushrooms, leeks, and cashews.

13.99

14 in stock

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Amor de Dios (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture, Amor de Dios

This year, torrential rains and poor weather in Bolivia led to a slightly later harvests and very low yields. Despite this challenge, we went into Bolivia’s harvest looking to expand our purchasing scope and focus. In particular, we focused on the AIPEAD cooperative in the town of Amor de Dios whose coffee shines, even with this season’s struggles. Notes of green grape, almond, and bittersweet chocolate.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Anjou Blanc (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Blanc, Middle Loire, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

WHITE PLUM & ZESTY LIME, BRIGHT MINERALITY, FRAGRANT HONEYSUCKLE

This blockbuster Anjou Blanc echoes the elegance of whites from its area of production at twice the price. A surprisingly elusive grape in the contemporary world of wine, Chenin is a king of acidity and complexity in the Loire Valley. While sometimes unbalanced and lacking in fruit, this example from Domaine Cady is delicious and exquisitely chiseled. Looking for an elegant warm-weather sipper? Keep this unbelievably tasty white chilled in your fridge to impress your friends or simply to be reminded that the world is full of beautiful things.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled trout w/ browned butter Brussels sprouts & gnocchi tossed in parmesan, olive oil, garlic, & fresh basil. Buttery sorrel quiche w/ chèvre.

11.99

37 in stock

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2013 Arinto "Prova Régia" (Romeira, Quinta da)

Quinta da Romeira, Arinto "Prova Regia", Bucelas, Portugal 2013

100% Arinto

PINEAPPLE & LIME, ROBUST AROMATICS, ZESTY & REFRESHING

One of Portugal's many indigenous and (almost) exclusive grapes, Arinto is a specialist at producing aromatic white wines brimming with tropical fruit. Refreshing, beautifully-balancing acidity keeps you coming back for more tongue tinglin', lip-smackin' lime-ish-ness. A subtle spiciness emerges and manages to be reminiscent of baked pineapple. If you've not yet discovered Arinto and the other wonderful grapes of Portugal, now is the time!

Serving Suggestion: Creamy goat cheeses, almonds, & dried fruit. Southern fried chicken or crab cakes w/ cornbread.

13.99

4 in stock

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2015 Arinto "Prova Régia" (Romeira, Quinta da)

Quinta da Romeira, Arinto "Prova Regia", Bucelas, Portugal 2015

100% Arinto

PINEAPPLE & LIME, ROBUST AROMATICS, ZESTY & REFRESHING

One of Portugal's many indigenous and (almost) exclusive grapes, Arinto is a specialist at producing aromatic white wines brimming with tropical fruit. Refreshing, beautifully-balancing acidity keeps you coming back for more tongue tinglin', lip-smackin' lime-ish-ness. A subtle spiciness emerges and manages to be reminiscent of baked pineapple. If you've not yet discovered Arinto and the other wonderful grapes of Portugal, now is the time!

Serving Suggestion: Creamy goat cheeses, almonds, & dried fruit. Southern fried chicken or crab cakes w/ cornbread.

13.99

7 in stock

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2015 Arneis (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Arneis, Piemonte, Italy 2015 100% Arneis

QUINCE, HONEY & LILY PERFUME, LUSH & VIBRANT

Since 1340 and throughout 18 generations, the Cordero di Montezemolo estate has been owned by the same family. Arneis, while not a household name here in the US, is the most respected white variety of the Piemonte. Some can lack structure and clock in at unattractively high prices, but this example delivers complexity, memorable richness, and a perfect balance courtesy of zesty acidity - simultaneously indulgent and lively. A truly lovely drink!

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in browned butter & almond slivers. Focaccia w/ garlic, white truffle-infused olive oil, honey, & sweet onion.

17.99

24 in stock

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Aromatic Cocktail Bitters (Peychaud's)

Peychaud's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

8.99

13 in stock

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2015 Assyrtiko/Athiri (Sigalas, Domaine)

Domaine Sigalas, Asirtiko/Athiri, Santorini, Greece 2015

75% Asiritiko, 25% Athiri

CITRUS, PEAR, LIGHT SALINE, BALANCED & CRISP

Domaine Sigalas was founded in 1991 by Paris Sigalas, Christos Markozane and Yiannis Toundas. In 1998, a new wine production, bottling and maturing cellar was built in a privately owned area, in Oia, the northern part of Santorini Island. The winery farms 19 hectares with local varieties and produces quality wines with unique terroir of the volcanic island. These vines average 50 years old planted in black lava soil. The result is a light mineral with lemon and quince citrus flavors. Aromatic with moderate acidity and no oak.

Serving Suggestion: Traditional Santorini Fava puree, Chloro fresh cheese and tomatokeftedes - a meatless meatball specialty along with white eggplant from the island.

20.99

39 in stock

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2012 Bairrada Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2012

40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz

FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH

Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannin and a reputation for ageworthiness hasn't perhaps found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover just yet, but it's nevertheless part of Iberia's dream team of outstanding and exclusive grape varietals. Complex, rustic, and somewhat anachronistic in its untamed, earthy disposition yet in possession of the wisdom and elegance that can only come with maturity, this wine helps us get our Baga fix and offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada.

Serving Suggestions: Generously marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black refried beans, puréed sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, & sour cream.

12.99

1 in stock

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2013 Bairrada Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2012

40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz

FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH

Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannin and a reputation for ageworthiness hasn't perhaps found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover just yet, but it's nevertheless part of Iberia's dream team of outstanding and exclusive grape varietals. Complex, rustic, and somewhat anachronistic in its untamed, earthy disposition yet in possession of the wisdom and elegance that can only come with maturity, this wine helps us get our Baga fix and offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada.

Serving Suggestions: Generously marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black refried beans, puréed sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, & sour cream.

12.99

5 in stock

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2014 Bairrada Tinto "Encontro" (Encontro, Quinta do)

Quinta do Encontro, Tinto, Bairrada, Portugal 2014

50% Baga, 50% Merlot

BLACK CURRANT FRUIT, LIGHT SPICE, INTENSE FLAVORS

Baga, the primary grape of Bairrada, is known for powerful wines with sometimes tongue-drying tannins. This beauty from Encontro tempers that rustic character with a small addition of Merlot and fully ripened Baga that accentuates its lush, raisiny character. Don't be afraid - this is an exquisite wine that tastes twice as expensive and shows what can happen when wild grapes are in the hands of a skilled winemaker.

Serving Suggestion: This is a big wine that needs some hearty cuisine, heavy on the protein and low on sweetness. Steak makes sense.

11.99

23 in stock

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Baltic Porter "Brumley's Forest" (Farm's Edge) [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Farm's Edge Series: "Brumley's Forest" Baltic Porter [22oz], Durham, NC

11.99

8 in stock

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Baltic Porter "Pretty Money" [4 Pack 16oz Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Baltic Porter "Pretty Money," Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC, USA, America, Earth, World, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe

12.99

2 in stock

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2013 Bandol Rouge (Bastide Blanche, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, Provence, France 2013

{organic} 76% Mourvedre, 16% Grenache, 8% Syrah, Cinsault, & Carignan

CASSIS & RAISIN. EARTHY SAGE & LEATHER

Known as the greatest red of Provence, Bandol Rouge is made primarily from the bold Mourvedre grape, which lends the wines their power and frequently rustic edge. Sometimes, they can be so rich as to seem a bit harsh, but that isn't the case here. While this example has the typical, classical hallmarks of Bandol, it's perfectly balanced with ripe flavors of dried fruit which renders the tannin less obtrusive and the wine's earthy majesty more accessible.

Serving suggestions: Provençal lamb slow roasted w/ garlic, lemon, rosemary & pepper served w/ potatoes & sage. Braised beef shank w/ bone marrow & balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts w/ grilled portobello slices.

26.99

4 in stock

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2013 Barbaresco (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Barbaresco , 2013, Piemonte, Italy

100% Nebbiolo {organic}

PRETTY! ALMOND, CHERRY, TAR, HOLIDAY SPICES

Castello di Verduno is on a roll! We've had a hard time with this historic estate over the last few years. They are making so many damn good wines that we're losing the diversity of wineries in our Piemonte section. This Barbaresco is picture perfect! As elegant, aromatic and serious as you'd like, but ready to drink now and for the next decade.

Serving Suggestion: In Barbaresco they would serve this w/ steak tartare or a veal chop in some delicious creamy sauce.

41.99

10 in stock

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2010 Barbaresco "Gaia Principe" (Prinsi)

Prinsi, "Gaia Principe" Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy 2010 100% Nebbiolo

DUSTY CHERRY, FLORAL, HINT OF OAK

Prinsi is a tiny estate in Piemonte, Italy farmed by the Lequio family. Perhaps small in size, but large in stature, the Prinisi Barbaresco is a true "Queen" of Nebbiolo. This is a single vineyard Barbaresco with just 585 cases produced annually. Modern techniques are used by the young, dynamic thirty something Daniel Lequio to yield layers of complexity in a wine that reveals truly classic flavors. Brightly colored with floral aromas, dried cherry, sweet spices - like close and anise - and just a touch of marzipan and oak on the finish. These are just a few of the nuances you'll find inside.

Serving Suggestion: Game meats like venison or rabbit with truffle oil, potatoes and carrots in a stew; also with classic Italian Osso Bucco - braised shank.

49.99

9 in stock

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Barbera "Minerva 240" (Vino Rosso) (Saccoletto, Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Daniele)

Azienda Agricola Daniele Saccoletto, Barbera "Minerva 240," Piemonte, Italy NV

{organic} 100% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY & CASSIS, EXQUISITE BALSAMICO, JASMINE INCENSE

Signor Daniele Saccoleto solidified his path toward passionate viticulture four decades ago as a grape grower who leased vineyards in order to hone his craft. Purchasing land and gradually updating his winemaking facilities, he eventually emerged as the vigneron that he is today - a humble iconoclast who refuses to compromise quality in the name of familiarity or comfortable mediocrity. His priorities find him working outside of the Italian authorities’ system of pedigrees, and this is a bruiser of a Barbera – albeit an elegantly complex one. Foresty black fruit reveals the ethereal perfumes of bergamot and bittersweet incense. Captivating...

Serving Suggestion: Salumi spread w/ cheeses like robiola & fontina. Wintery leek salad w/ boiled fingerling potatoes, peppery arugula, garlic, beet, & balsamic vinegar.

14.99

18 in stock

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2015 Barbera d'Alba "Rinaldi" (Abbona, Marziano)

Azienda Agricola Marziano Abbona, Barbera d'Asti "Rinaldi", Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Barbera

20.99

20 in stock

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2015 Barbera d'Asti (Sant' Evasio)

Sant' Evasio, Barbera d'Asti, Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY, LIGHT ASH, JUNIPER, A CLASSIC

Cantina Sant' Evasio represents modern winemaking from long standing traditions. The name comes from the chapel on the hill built in the 18th century, later destroyed in WWII. Barbera is their trademark grape and continues to represent outstanding value in today's times. This version from the town of Asti, is a deeply colored, bright red wine showing classic black cherry fruit with light ash, juniper berry and classic flavors.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled meats like chicken thighs with rosemary and garlic; pizza with caramelized onions, four cheeses and truffle oil

11.99

81 in stock

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2015 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi", Piemonte, Italy 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

CURRANT & LEATHER, TANGY BALSAMIC EDGE, A KISS OF FUNK

Matteo and Luca Garberoglio are the genial, laid-back fellows behind the 85 year-old Carussin estate, where they spend their days brewing beer and hanging out with donkeys. Oh, and making incredible wine. This powerful Barbera is an homage to the noble donkey, the raising of which has been a passion for Matteo and Luca's mother Bruna for decades. Mostly complex, leathery red fruit reminiscent of a glaze or reduction, the wine gains a bit of edginess while remaining juicy, gulpable, and all around delightful. Get your donkey on!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy burgers with swiss cheese & caramelized onions, pizza with artichoke and hot pepper, game (like venison or boar) w/ a dark fruit glaze.

16.99

9 in stock

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2014 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3 L BiB (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3 L, Piemonte, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

LEATHER & CURRANT, TANGY BALSAMIC WITH A KISS OF FUNK

Matteo and Luca Garberoglio are the genial, laid-back dudes behind the 85 year-old Carussin estate, where they spend their days brewing beer and hanging out with donkeys. Oh, and making incredible wine. This powerful Barbera is an homage to the noble donkey, the raising of which has been a passion for Matteo and Luca's mother Bruna for decades. Mostly complex leathery red fruit reminiscent of a glaze or reduction, the wine gains edge with a tiny hint of tarry earth and subtle barnyardiness. Apropos for a wine named after a donkey.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy burgers with swiss cheese and caramelized onions, pizza with artichoke and hot pepper, game (like venison or boar) in a dark fruit glaze.

37.99

3 in stock

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2014 Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn" (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn", Piemonte, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Barbera

LUSH BLACKBERRY, SUBTLY PETILLANT, HAZELNUT & FUR

So many of our newer Italian offerings come with a story, and this is no exception. La Casaccia translated roughly to "ruined house" (we originally heard a decisively less kind translation), and Giovanni Rava does apparently go about making his wines in an atmosphere of magisterial decrepitude. There's nothing ramshackle about this beautifully complex and structured Barbera though; it's built like the proverbial brick...uh...wine cellar. Rich threads of blackberry and traditional prickle weave with that great Piemontese woodsy herbalosity to form a solid braid of intoxicating aroma and flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Flank steak sandwich with steak out of the fridge from last night. Whip up some garlic mayo and serve with red onion on a slipper-soft ciabatta. That's a proper builder's lunch.

15.99

11 in stock

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2014 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico (Marchesini Marcello, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Marchesini Marcello, Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, Veneto, Italy 2014

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

RIPE STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY, TURKISH DELIGHT, EXOTIC PERFUME

In the Early 1950’s, Plinio Marchesini began humbly making wine on the east bank of Lake Garda in his Bardolino vineyards. His earliest wines were originally meant to be enjoyed with his close friends. However, in the 1990’s, he passed the reins over to his son, Marcello, who has since garnered much acclaim for his Chiaretto, the celebrated local style of rosato. Ethereal flavors of fresh strawberries, raspberries, honey, and rosewater are followed by a faint suggestion of salinity on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Pistachio-crusted grilled striped bass w/ a watermelon basil salad & sautéed summer squash.

14.99

1 in stock

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Barley Wine "BMX" (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

18.99

2 in stock

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Baroida (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Baroida, Papua New Guinea, Coffee

When many people first think of Papua New Guinea, they think of a remote, diverse, beautiful, yet strange place, and, we admit, Papua new Guinea is all those things. In this complex place, the Colbran family continues – each year – to redefine the coffee of the Eastern Highlands. This year,Counter Culture focused even more on small, meticulously sorted lots of coffee from different times of the harvest, and it won't disappoint. Baroida brings a blend of sweet and savory notes, coupled with stone fruit and molasses.

15.99

1 in stock

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2012 Barolo (Reverdito)

Reverdito, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2012

100% Nebbiolo

BOLD RED PLUM & DRIED CHERRY, CHESTNUT & CINNAMON

Michele Reverdito and his sister Sabina didn't start producing wine until 2000. Before that, however, their family farm had been host to herds of cattle which (we imagine) had a distinctly positive impact on the soil. This wine is shot through with Barolo's signature intensity and complex melange of flavors and aromas, yet it remains mellow and poised. It's a great value too!

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast stuffed with cherry and fennel. Pici pasta with robiola and shaved truffles.

37.99

6 in stock

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2012 Barolo (Abbona, Marziano)

Marziano Abbona, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2012

100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, STAR ANISE PERFUME

Firmly structured yet with sumptuous, ripe fruit, this is sublimely confident Barolo and an exemplary expression of Nebbiolo’s contradictory tendencies toward brightness, enchantingly “pretty” perfume, and rugged earthy mystique. While this wine’s character is inspiringly traditional, Abbona diligently utilizes a wide array of contemporary methods to optimize the generosity of fruit and varietal character in every wine. As if all this wasn’t enough, there’s a lovely bird on the label.

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose or Peking duck. Rich, creamy cheeses.

34.99

17 in stock

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2011 Barolo "Serralunga" (Palladino)

Palladino, Barolo "Serralunga", Piemonte, Italy 2011

100% Nebbiolo

ROSEWATER, BLACK OLIVE, CHERRY, MINT, FIRM TEXTURE

The grace and elegance of the Nebbiolo grape in the King of Italian wine. Barolo is a classic from northern Italy in Piemonte. With just about 1,000 cases produced, it's fair to say this Barolo is small production wine. Handpicked in Serralunga, the heart of the commune in Alba, the fruit is ripe and perfectly nurtured. The wine slowly ferments over 22 days to build complexity and layers, then ages for 2 years in partial Slovenian oak and 30% French oak. Balanced tannins, saddle leather and a wisp of mint or fennel on the finish.

Serving Suggestions: Braised beef with truffle oil, roasted pork shoulder; venison stew.

49.99

29 in stock

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Barolo Chinato [500 ml] (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Barolo Chinato, Piemonte, Italy NV [500 ml]

Barolo wine with quinine bark, rhubarb, ginger and aromatic spices

16.5% ABV

Famous in Piemonte, Barolo Chinato Cocchi is a wine of D.O.C.G. Barolo infused with quinine bark, rhubarb, ginger, and a variety of other aromatic spices. In this wine you’ll find a richness and complexity of flavors unparalled in wines of its category. Giulio Cocchi’s original recipe remains unchanged from its introduction in 1891 and has since attracted many imitations. Traditionally enjoyed after dinner, pairing exceptionally well with dark chocolate. In Piemonte its also the core element to the vin brulé popular in winter.

49.99

13 in stock

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Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde "Lunatic" [375mL bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde "Lunatic" [375mL bottle], Asheville, NC

6.99

1 in stock

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Bbl Aged Sour w/ Aged Hops "Benevolence" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, "Benevolence" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

14.99

2 in stock

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Bbl Aged Sour w/ Cabernet Grapes "Omnipresence" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, "Benevolence" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

14.99

12 in stock

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Bbl Aged Stout "Motivator" [22oz Bottle] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

18.99

2 in stock

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2014 Beaujolais "La Combe" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Beaujolais "La Combe", Beaujolais, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay

VIOLETS, RED BERRY, RED CHERRY, PEPPERY

Jacky & Frédérique Piret have been our wine heroes for years. Their affable La Combe Beaujolais is produced from 50 year old vines. Three generations of family winemaking, hand harvesting, sustainable agriculture and old world character. Does it get any better at this price? Pinot and Burgundy fans will rejoice at the soft Gamay texture with strawberry and cherry fruit with light minerals from the clay soils. Lime and vanilla on the nose with a medium body.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with leaner meats like pork tenderloin with black pepper and rosemary crust; or meatier fish dishes like grouper or halibut in a lime and sun-dried cherry gastric.

14.99

4 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais "La Combe" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Beaujolais "La Combe", Beaujolais, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay

VIOLETS, RED BERRY, RED CHERRY, PEPPERY

Jacky & Frédérique Piret have been our wine heroes for years. Their affable La Combe Beaujolais is produced from 50 year old vines. Three generations of family winemaking, hand harvesting, sustainable agriculture and old world character. Does it get any better at this price? Pinot and Burgundy fans will rejoice at the soft Gamay texture with strawberry and cherry fruit with light minerals from the clay soils. Lime and vanilla on the nose with a medium body.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with leaner meats like pork tenderloin with black pepper and rosemary crust; or meatier fish dishes like grouper or halibut in a lime and sun-dried cherry gastric.

14.99

12 in stock

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2013 Beaujolais "Rosé d' Folie" (Brun, Jean-Paul)

Brun, Jean-Paul, Beaujolais "Rosé d'Folie", Beaujolais, France, 2013

100% Gamay

CHERRIES & CREAM, RICH CRANBERRY, DRY & FLAVORFUL

From the southern part of the Beaujolais region comes this lovely Gamay Rosé from Jean-Paul Brun, the nonconformist who rarely chaptalizes (adds sugar before fermenting) and never uses added yeast in a region where these are the norm. The result is this lovely, dry rosé that is pure and fresh without any heaviness. The crisp acidity shows a light creaminess on the long cherry-scented finish.

Serving Suggestions: Aged cheddar cheeseburger with herb vinegar sautéed mushrooms. Fried chicken stuffed with proscuitto.

11.99

2 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais Nouveau "Pierre Chermette" (Vissoux, Domaine (Pierre-Marie Chermette))

Domaine Vissoux by Pierre-Marie Charmette, Beaujolais Nouveau, Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

FRUITY & BRIGHT, FRESH BERRIES, TANGY, LIGHT & DRY

Pierre Chermette's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalize (add sugar). He uses only indigenous yeasts (no banana flavor yeast cultures as used in the mass market brands). Then a traditional, longer fermentation, aging in oak foudre and bottling with no filtration, and without adding any sulfites, in most vintages. It is as natural a Beaujolais as one could have had in a café in Lyon in the 40's.

Serving Suggestions: Turkey of course, while it's still fresh tasting, but also a rustic pate, with cornichons and coarse mustard.

14.99

1 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais Nouveau "Pierre Chermette" (Vissoux, Domaine (Pierre-Marie Chermette))

Domaine Vissoux by Pierre-Marie Charmette, Beaujolais Nouveau, Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

FRUITY & BRIGHT, FRESH BERRIES, TANGY, LIGHT & DRY

Pierre Chermette's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalize (add sugar). He uses only indigenous yeasts (no banana flavor yeast cultures as used in the mass market brands). Then a traditional, longer fermentation, aging in oak foudre and bottling with no filtration, and without adding any sulfites, in most vintages. It is as natural a Beaujolais as one could have had in a café in Lyon in the 40's.

Serving Suggestions: Turkey of course, while it's still fresh tasting, but also a rustic pate, with cornichons and coarse mustard.

14.99

2 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Primeur "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" (Vissoux, Domaine du (Pierre-Marie Chermette))

Domaine du Vissoux, Pierre-Marie Chermette, Beaujolais Primeur "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

FRUITY, FRESH & LUSH, DIGNIFIED & JUICY

Pierre Chermette's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalize (add sugar). He uses only indigenous yeasts (no banana flavor yeast cultures as used in the mass market brands). Then a traditional, longer fermentation, aging in oak foudre and bottling with no filtration, and without adding any sulfites, in most vintages. It is as natural a Beaujolais as one could have had in a café in Lyon in the 40s.

Serving Suggestions: Turkey of course, while it's still fresh tasting, but also a rustic pate, with cornichons and coarse mustard.

15.99

2 in stock

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2014 Beaujolais Nouveau Vieilles Vignes "L'Ancien" (Brun, Jean-Paul)

Jean-Paul Brun, Beaujolais Nouveau Vieilles Vignes "L'Ancien", Beaujolais, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay

RICH & JUICY. ABUNDANT FRESH BERRIES.

Jean-Paul Brun is one of a few upstarts in the Beaujolais region who make their wines in a more traditional manner instead of adding sugar and manufactured yeasts. His Nouveau is made the same way, showcasing the character of the freshly harvested grapes, fermented with the yeast that is naturally on the grapes and aging for a short time in old foudre. The old vines for this cuvee make for a richer, deeper tasting Nouveau.

Serving Suggestions: Smoked salmon or trout. Carne asada tacos picante! Turkey with a dry, spicy rub.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Vieilles Vignes "L'Ancien" (Brun, Jean-Paul)

Jean-Paul Brun, Beaujolais Nouveau Vieilles Vignes "L'Ancien", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

RICH & JUICY. ABUNDANT FRESH BERRIES.

Jean-Paul Brun is one of a few upstarts in the Beaujolais region who make their wines in a more traditional manner instead of adding sugar and manufactured yeasts. His Nouveau is made the same way, showcasing the character of the freshly harvested grapes, fermented with the yeast that is naturally on the grapes and aging for a short time in old foudre. The old vines for this cuvee make for a richer, deeper tasting Nouveau.

Serving Suggestions: Smoked salmon or trout. Carne asada tacos picante! Turkey with a dry, spicy rub.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau (Grandes Bruyeres, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyeres, Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, Burgundy, France 2016

100% Gamay {organic} (60-90 year old vines)

PLUMP JUICY BLACKBERRY, LIGHTLY EARTHY, RICH

This wine was never imported to the US until we brought it in! This is "le vrai nouveau." Jean-Pierre Teissedre's fantastic, organic, old vine Beaujolais, that just happens to be bottled early. It's the same, age-worthy, brilliant stuff, but it's left the nest earlier than the rest of the tank. Be ready, as it is rich and delicious. A Wine Authorities Selection!

Serving Suggestions: Thanksgiving fare of course, but also heavier, winter friendly comfort food as well. Quite versatile!

15.99

142 in stock

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2013 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2013

{organic} 100% Gamay (50+ year old vines)

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, PEPPERY

Grandes Bruyères is a small estate in the heart of the Beaujolais region just south of the cru Brouilly, farmed and run by Jean-Pierre Teissedre and his family since 1900. The quality is very high, which is understandable, since the vineyard terroir is treated with such respect. The 50+ year old vines are farmed organically, and even tilled by horse. This wine is very typical of high quality Beaujolais, with juicy berry and violet flavors punctuated by subtle hints of earthiness. Total production is less than 4000 cases. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A perfect picnic wine, with various cold cuts and salads. This wine is best chilled for a few minutes or served at cellar temperature, 55º-65º F.

12.99

5 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

10.99

19 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay (50+ year old vines)

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, PEPPERY

Grandes Bruyères is a small estate in the heart of the Beaujolais region just south of the cru Brouilly, farmed and run by Jean-Pierre Teissedre and his family since 1900. The quality is very high, which is understandable, since the vineyard terroir is treated with such respect. The 60 to 90 year old vines are farmed organically, and even tilled by horse. This wine is very typical of high quality Beaujolais, with juicy berry and violet flavors punctuated by subtle hints of earthiness. Total production is less than 4000 cases. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A perfect picnic wine, with various cold cuts and salads. This wine is best chilled for a few minutes or served at cellar temperature, 55º-65º F.

12.99

88 in stock

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2013 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2013

{sustainable} 100% Gamay (80+ year old vines)

CHERRY & RASPBERRY, FENNEL & AMARO SPICE, SUPPLE & EXOTIC, HINT OF CEDAR

Fragrant! Aromatic! Floral! Baking Spices! Vermouth! Did we mention it smells good? Prestigious, even! If you're new to Gamay, you'll find that it can press the bounds between engaging in an epicurean experience and discovering a new dimension to one's olfactory!  One might think that this wine grew straight into Ninth Street Flowers from Spice Bazaar. Truth is, the cuvée "Prestige" comes from 30 rolling acres of organically farmed Burgundian earth and aged in oak to profound result. Its mouth-filling lushness couples with a grippy tannic structure to such an elegant effect. Yet, somehow it maintains an unbearable lightness of being... unbearable due only to the fact that they can't fit more than five glasses in a bottle! 

Serving Suggestion: The sultry, savory swindlings of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Five Spice Chicken. Salty sweet potatoes fries!

17.99

27 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

34.99

13 in stock

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Beef Jerky - Japanese Curry flavor [2 oz bag] (Lawless Jerky)

Lawless Jerky, Japanese Curry Beef Jerky [2 oz bag], Micro, NC

Sriracha fans love the heat and the sweet of Sweet Sriracha. With garlic, cayenne, ginger, and other healthful spices, this jerky is a crowd favorite.

5.99

5 in stock

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Belgian Blonde "Lunatic" [6-pack cans] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Blonde Ale "Lunatic Blonde" [6-pack, 330ml bottles], Asheville, NC

A true Belgian Blonde that has a remarkable yeast profile and has been on the brewpub's draught list since day one.

10.99

4 in stock

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Belgian Golden "Bedeviled" [4-pack, 330ml bottles] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Belgian Golden "Bedeviled" [4-pack, 330ml bottles], Asheville, NC

8.99

6 in stock

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Belgian Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

6 in stock

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Belgian Style Quad "Oh My Quad" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Figs "La Bonte" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(6.5% abv)

La Bonte is open fermented with our house Brettanomyces strains. The beer is then blended with a portion of Blonde Sour and onto a ½ pound per gallon of whole figs. The beer is then aged in bottles until it reaches perfection.

8.99

6 in stock

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2015 Bergerac Blanc Sec (Raz, Chateau La)

Chateau la Raz, Bergerac Blanc Sec, Southwest, France, 2015

{sustainable} 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon, 20%Muscadelle

CLEMENTINE, WHITE FLOWERS, RICH BUT SQUEAKY CLEAN

The Barde family of Chateau Le Raz have been in Bergerac for over 400 years.  Over those centuries, the wines of Bergerac have gone from one of France's most prized exports to gems hidden in the shadow of their famous neighbors in Bordeaux.  Bergerac wines were England's favorite until merchants in the port of Bordeaux began push their own wines at the expense of their neighbors.  In fact, into the 20th century both Bergerac and Bordeaux wines were labelled simply "Bordeaux." Like white Bordeaux, this is predominately Sauvignon Blanc, with Semillon and Muscadelle in supporting roles.  It shows a richer style of Sauvignon Blanc, with ripe citrus and exotic floral hints, balanced by refreshing acidity.

Serving Suggestion:  A wine this fresh deserves scallops fresh from the sea, or perhaps a mid-summer BLT.

11.99

94 in stock

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Berliner Weisse "1809" [16.9oz] (Briem, Dr. Fritz)

Dr. Fritz Briem, "1809" Berliner Weisse [500 ml], Munich,Germany

5.99

14 in stock

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2012 Bianco "Di Caparsino" (Caparsa)

Caparsa, Bianco di Caparsino, Tuscany, Italy 2012

{biodynamic} Trebbiano, Malvasia

PEAR, GINGER, PAPAYA, DRIED CITRUS. EXOTIC

In 1982, Paolo Cianferoni started transforming his family's property in the heart of Chianti into an organic farm, leaving 60% of the land forested to maintain maximum sustainability. Though he concentrates on Sangiovese, a small parcel of his vineyard is devoted to the grapes that go into his distinctive bianco. Cianferoni allows the juice to ferment on the skins for a full two weeks, resulting in a firmer, more fine-toothed texture, and a wine that dances on the tongue.

Serving Suggestions: An ideal white to pair with heartier fare, like chestnut tortelli stuffed with pecorino and dressed in sage butter, or even classic Thai drunken noodles.

17.99

7 in stock

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2015 Bianco "Scaia" (Sant'Antonio, Tenuta)

Tenuta Sant'Antonio, "Scaia" Bianco, Veneto, Italy 2015

50% Garganega, 30% Chardonnay , Trebbiano Soave 20%

PASSIONFRUIT, PINK GRAPEFRUIT, LEMONGRASS

Exotic in its perfume and mouth-filling fruit, this intense white is equal parts refreshing cocktail wine and provocative head turner. Between the loving care of the brothers Castagnedi and the unusually fine powdery granite soil (nicknamed "parmigiano" by the locals), an impressively expressive wash of tangy orange citrus and concentrated tropicality has been coaxed from the typically more restrained Garganega and Chardonnay grapes.

Serving Suggestion: Filleted flounder pan-sautéed in butter w/ lemon & generous dash of Old Bay. Grilled scallops & quinoa w/ cucumber, tomato, lemon, & mint.

12.99

32 in stock

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2015 Bianco Salento IGT "Mezzogiorno" (Morella)

Morella, "Mezzogiorno" Bianco Salento IGP, Puglia, Italy 2015

100% Fiano

22.99

10 in stock

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Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

31 in stock

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2014 Bierzo Tinto "Unculin" (Garcia, José Antonio)

José Antonio Garcia, Bierzo Tinto "Unculin", Bierzo, Spain 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Mencia (60-80 vv)

BRIGHT, BRAMBLY & FRESH BERRIES

After spending his formative years working in the restaurant trade in Barcelona, José Antonio returned to his family's vineyards in Bierzo to craft wines that reflect the different parcels and terroirs of this mountainous region near Galicia. This cuvée, "Unculin," is his fresh, youthful quaffer, which is a great introduction to the distinctive Mencia variety, albeit with less herbaceousness than most.

Serving Suggestions: Botillo boiled with cabbage and potatoes and finished with chorizo in a pan.

16.99

13 in stock

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Big Trouble (Espresso Toscano) (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture, Big Trouble (Espresso Toscano)

Blend of Ipanema Dulce from Brazil with Sumatra Aceh Gayo

A wonderful espresso roasted and blended in the caffé dolce or "sweet coffee" tradition of Central Italy. Sweet and mild, with notes of caramel, hazelnut, and dark chocolate, Toscano has built quite a following of professional Baristas and home espresso enthusiasts alike.

14.99

20 in stock

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Bittermilk [8.5oz] (Bittermilk)

Small Hand Foods, Orgeat Syrup [8.5oz], Berkeley, CA

Orgeat is a French-style almond syrup made from California almonds and apricot kernels, resulting in a rich, flavorful syrup with delicate floral notes.

13.99

1 in stock

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Bière d'Garde "L'Amalthée" [750ml] (Lebbe, Brasserie)

Brasserie Lebbe, "L'Amalthée" Bière d'Garde [750ml], Farmhouse Ale, France

CITRUS, SPICES, HOPPY AROMATICS, RUSTIC

Pierre and Annick Lebbe are living the dream. They live on their organic goat farm in the south of France, making cheese and beer. They grow barley for the malt on their farm and feed the spent grains to their goats. Pierre brews and bottles about 600 bottles of L’Amalthée (the malted) a month. This is true farmhouse style ale, rustic and cloudy, almost wine-like in its complexity and aromas. Spicy on the nose with a creamy, full-bodied everlasting head after the pour, the L'Amalthée is aromatic with citrus and spiced hop qualities. A serious foodie beer, best with a meal and not for after mowing the lawn.

Serving Suggestion: A complex beer with food like double and triple-cream cheeses. Once had this with mussels in broth and went to heaven.

11.99

14 in stock

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Black Pepper & Sea Salt Flatbread Cracker (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled organic flour from Graham, North Carolina. Their baking technique utilizes whole ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste.

100% recycled cardboard boxes with compostable labels and bags.

5.99

26 in stock

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Blackberry Julep Jam (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Blackberry Jam, 6oz

9.99

3 in stock

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2013 Blanc "Clos Saint André" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Blanc "Clos Saint Andrè", Loire Valley, France, 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Chenin Blanc

LEMON & TART APRICOT, BRINEY ATLANTIC PERFUME, QUINCE & HONEY

This utopian white comes courtesy of immaculate attention to detail (both in the vineyard and during vinification). Staunchly organic practices and architecturally-inspiring Nomblot concrete egg fermentation/aging make clear that no effort has been spared to bring this gleaming, radiant creature to life. Jeremie Mourat concocts this beautiful wine from recently planted Chenin Blanc vines which, though young, manage to channel tremendous doses of minerality and Atlantic terroir!

Serving Suggestion: Buttery scallops w/ cilantro, celery, & ginger. Snow peas w/ lemon-Dijon sauce. Watching Gattaca or otherwise fantasizing about a futuristic pursuit of perfection.

18.99

12 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Collection" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Blanc "Collection", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 50% Chenin Blanc, 50% Chardonnay

ASIAN PEAR & VIBRANT CITRUS, FIRM ACIDITY, OCEANIC ZEST

While the packaging of Mourat’s “Collection” series catches the eye and its exotically Atlantic origins stimulate curiosity and a thirst for adventure, it’s the impressive quality and distinctive character of the wines themselves that really win our hearts. This radiant blend of (equal parts) Chenin and Chardonnay glows a pale gold in the glass and illuminates the palate with pristinely crisp pear and apple with a flourish of tangy, mimosa-like citrus on the finish. This stunning value is currently going for twice our price in the UK. Just saying… A WINE AUTHORITIES EXCLUSIVE!

Serving Suggestion: Crab cake on corn succotash w/ yellow tomato sauce. Grilled, olive oil & garlic-marinated asparagus & tangy, lemon-seasoned smashed potatoes w/ parsley, dill, & thyme.

11.99

107 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Les Gryphees" (Vaux, Chateau de)

Chateau du Vaux, Blanc "Les Gryphees", Moselle, France 2014

19.99

22 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Les Jacquaires" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Blanc "Les Jacquaires", Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 50% Mauzac, 50% Len de l'El

NECTARINE & FUJI APPLE, CHAMOMILE TEA, LILY & LILAC

This adventurous blend from our friends at Fronton's Chateau La Colombière features a pair of grapes which aren't typically associated with the Fronton region, itself, but its closest neighbor to the east, Gaillac. Mauzac, a varietal whose reputation for excellent quality extends back into the sixteenth century, lends it's firm, apple-like flavors while the rarer Len de l'El grape asserts its dynamically floral perfume and waxy, oily richness on the palate. While not utterly traditional, this exotic cuvée showcases two of the Sud-Ouest's indigenous stars – ones that we don't get to taste as often as we'd like.

Serving Suggestion: Leek & cucumber salad w/ walnut, violet-infused vinegar, & fennel pollen. Soft, whole grain corn tacos w/ grilled fish, pineapple salsa, & pinto beans.

13.99

12 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Blanc, Provence, France 2015

{organic} 100% Rolle (Vermentino)

FLORAL, GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH SKIN. VERY DRY.

Fresh, crisp, dry and clean, this white is made from Rolle, a grape varietal that’s obscure to most Americans, but essential in southern France and even southern Italy were it’s known as Vermentino. Considered to be one of the greatest white wines with seafood (especially Bouillabaisse), Rolle has sauvignon blanc-like tendencies but is less overpowering while still keeping a nice dry edge. Another of our favorites from the great organic vineyard Domaine de Pinchinat in Provence.

Serving Suggestions: An awesome match with bouillabaisse or fruits de mer, but any garlicky seafood dish loves this wine.

9.99

83 in stock

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2013 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2013

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a new and very limited white from Casa Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of tangerine, white peach, and mango and beautiful flourishes of basil, shea butter, and vanilla, there's no mistaking that this is truly something special. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Paella featuring squid, mussels, and lobster with saffron and paprika. Vietnamese seafood stew with thick rice noodles, basil, lemongrass, and coriander.

16.99

1 in stock

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2014 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2014

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a new and very limited white from Casa Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of tangerine, white peach, and mango and beautiful flourishes of basil, shea butter, and vanilla, there's no mistaking that this is truly something special. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Paella featuring squid, mussels, and lobster with saffron and paprika. Vietnamese seafood stew with thick rice noodles, basil, lemongrass, and coriander.

16.99

1 in stock

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2015 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a new and very limited white from Casa Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of tangerine, white peach, and mango and beautiful flourishes of basil, shea butter, and vanilla, there's no mistaking that this is truly something special. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Paella featuring squid, mussels, and lobster with saffron and paprika. Vietnamese seafood stew with thick rice noodles, basil, lemongrass, and coriander.

16.99

54 in stock

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2015 Blanc (Aude-Hauterive) (Bouysse, Domaine la)

Dom. la Bouysse, Blanc (Aude-Hauterive), Languedoc, France, 2015

{biodynamic} 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay 30% Viognier, 10% Muscat Petit Grain

FLORAL WITH PEARS AND MANDARIN ORANGE

Martine Pages of Domaine de la Bouysse (bweese) makes us so happy. Not only are all of her wines delicious bargains, but she and her brother Christophe are the epitome of honest, hardworking folks who strive to make the best product possible without compromise. Rugged and southern, you can almost taste their integrity in every glass. Tastes and smells of white flowers and pear with hints of mandarin orange.

Serving Suggetions: Quick bring me a platter of chicken thighs grilled and glazed with orange and jalapeno jelly on a bed of jasmine rice with toasted hazelnuts. I'll bring the wine.

11.99

22 in stock

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2014 Blanc Penedes (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Blanc Penedes, Penedes, Spain 2014

{organic} 40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeu, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Muscat

BRIGHT, FLORAL, TANGERINE, PINEAPPLE. FRESH, DRY & FUN

This limited production white is a fun blend that is fresh and lively with lots of fruity, floral aroma, while still remaining dry and mouthwatering. Toni Garriga uses the same grapes in his Cava blend, but here he adds a hint of Muscat to boost the citrus aromatics. Grown on his mountainside estate half an hour south of Barcelona, this is a tasty treat, perfect with spicy seafood dishes. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A seafood medley sautéed with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Korean tofu soup (but not too spicy).

9.99

2 in stock

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2015 Blanc Penedes (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Blanc Penedes, Penedes, Spain 2015

{organic} 40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeu, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Muscat

BRIGHT, FLORAL, TANGERINE, PINEAPPLE. FRESH, DRY & FUN

This limited production white is a fun blend that is fresh and lively with lots of fruity, floral aroma, while still remaining dry and mouthwatering. Toni Garriga uses the same grapes in his Cava blend, but here he adds a hint of Muscat to boost the citrus aromatics. Grown on his mountainside estate half an hour south of Barcelona, this is a tasty treat, perfect with spicy seafood dishes. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A seafood medley sautéed with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Korean tofu soup (but not too spicy).

9.99

17 in stock

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2015 Blanc Selecció (Can Feixes)

Can Feixes, "Blanc Selecció", Penedes, Spain 2015

Parellada, Macabeo, Chardonnay, Malvasia de Stiges

MINERALS, PEAR, LEMON. FAINT SPRITZ, LONG FINISH

From the highest elevation vineyard in all of the Penedes appellation comes this sophisticated white from just outside of Barcelona. This is Spain's answer to the fine, very dry wines from Chablis, Muscadet, and Rheingau. The blend is typically used to make Cava, but this still wine shows them to be subtle and complex and layered. This wine has been a favorite of ours for years, and the latest vintage does not let us down!

Serving Suggestions: Pure, unadorned oysters or steamed clams. Sashimi or simple haricot verts.

15.99

26 in stock

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2015 Blanc de Noir (Pinot Noir) (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Blanc de Noir, Nahe, Germany, 2014

100% Pinot Noir (white)

DRY, MOUTH-FILLING, RICH APRICOT, EARTHY AND EXOTIC

Paul Anheuser explains how he goes about making a white Pinot Noir. This is the only wine he produces in 100% stainless steel tanks (so there are no oak flavors to be found) and then employs a clear Bordeaux-style bottle to show off the wine's lovely golden depth. Despite being vinified from Pinot Noir, the wine remains perfectly clear in the absence of skin contact. Yielding a flavor that swarms the palate and enrobes you with unctuous mouth-filling fruit and a body that is rich and powerful, this is the rare white Pinot Noir, and without even changing your name to Ishmael, you can find it here now.

Serving Suggestion: A match for grilled chicken or fish with apricot chutney, tangy vinegar bbq sauce or salads with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

13.99

9 in stock

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Blanc de Noirs [375ml] (Gruet)

Gruet, Blanc de Noirs [375ml], New Mexico NV

75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay

BEAUTIFUL BUBBLES, INTENSE FLAVOR

The Gruet family originally came from Champagne, France and today they make French Style Champagne in New Mexico. This is a favorite value in the world of bubbles. A super creamy texture and fine mousse with pear, plum, and brioche flavors.

Serving Suggestions: Bubbles are for way more than celebrations. This Blanc de Noir is perfect with food like baked or poached Salmon, fried chicken or chicken nuggets, and always with Sushi!

10.99

29 in stock

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2015 Blanc, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Blanc "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

APRICOT & PINEAPPLE, SULTANA, DRY WITH VIBRANT ACIDITY

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, an ancient pan-Mediterranean grape with no shortage of clout in this corner of the Southern Rhone has long been typecast as a grape whose undeniable potential for decadence and dessert should be pursued to the absolute fullest. Taking a totally different tact with this cuvée, Ligière follows a decidedly non-dessert, dry route here and employs the fiercely characterful grape as a delicious quaffer. This is an unusually refreshing yet perfumed example of what is most likely the original “Muscat” It is, quite literally, the granddaddy of Torrontes, and we highly recommend it to fans of that Argentine grape!

Serving Suggestion: Crab-based bouillabaisse w/ copious rouille (French Mediterranean spicy olive oil-infused mayonnaise w/ garlic & saffron). Similarly, spider rolls w/ scallion, lots of masago, & aioli!

10.99

171 in stock

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2014 Blaufränkisch (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Blaufränkisch, Burgenland, Austria 2014

{organic} 100% Blaufränkisch

BLACK RASPBERRY & LINGONBERRIES, PEPPERY MINERAL, SANDALWOOD

As handsome and sturdily-built as former Hugo Boss model turned Austrian wine visionary, Leo Hillinger, this Blaufränkisch has the intense purple fruit and spice which have been admired in the varietal for at least a thousand years. Quintessentially Central European, Blaufränkisch is among the most important grapes of Hungary and the Czech republic, but Austria's Burgenland is arguably where it does its very best work. Hillinger's contemporary but naturalistic approach coaxes the best qualities from the grape - juicy blackberry pie, peppery mineral, and exotic wisps of sandalwood and amber. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with classic Wiener Schnitzel or other succulent fried meats (think pork Yakitori with asparagus & soft-boiled quail egg). Eggplant & shiitake tempura.

19.99

17 in stock

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Blueberry BBQ (Chef & the Farmer)

Blueberry BBQ Sauce from Chef & the Farmer

9.99

23 in stock

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Blueberry Mead (Honeygirl Meadery)

Honeygirl Meadery, Blueberry Mead, Durham, NC, USA

11.5%

This mead has subtle plum and berry notes with a hint of honey sweetness. It is made from fresh-picked blueberries from two local farms: Blue Crown Farm in Rougemont, NC and Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm in Cedar Grove, NC as well as North Carolina wildflower honey.

18.99

8 in stock

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2013 Bobal "En Calma" Roble (Dominio de la Vega)

Dominio de la Vega, Bobal "En Calma" Roble, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2013

100% Bobal

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED MISSION FIG, UNCTUOUS & VELVETY

Bobal is a grape which is unfamiliar to a lot of wine lovers outside Spain, but it's one that we're going to get to know very well as a harbinger of powerful yet fiercely approachable wines filled with inky black fruit. While it's plentiful in Spain, its esoteric nature and consistently high quality sometimes render it uncompetitively expensive as an export. This example from Bobal maestros, Dominio de la Vega, is grown and vinified exorbitantly yet reaches us at an impressively reasonable price. Color us impressed...and deeply saturated with Bobal-ish black ruby.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecue pork backbone (from local, humane farms – critical, especially in NC). Rich, soft-ish cowsmilk cheeses.

16.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bobal "En Calma" Roble (Dominio de la Vega)

Dominio de la Vega, Bobal "En Calma" Roble, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2014

100% Bobal

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED MISSION FIG, UNCTUOUS & VELVETY

Bobal is a grape which is unfamiliar to a lot of wine lovers outside Spain, but it's one that we're going to get to know very well as a harbinger of powerful yet fiercely approachable wines filled with inky black fruit. While it's plentiful in Spain, its esoteric nature and consistently high quality sometimes render it uncompetitively expensive as an export. This example from Bobal maestros, Dominio de la Vega, is grown and vinified exorbitantly yet reaches us at an impressively reasonable price. Color us impressed...and deeply saturated with Bobal-ish black ruby.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecue pork backbone (from local, humane farms – critical, especially in NC). Rich, soft-ish cowsmilk cheeses.

16.99

19 in stock

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2011 Bobal "Membrillera" (Carres, Bodegas y Vinedos)

Bodegas y Viñedos Carres, "Membrillera" Bobal, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2011

100% Bobal

EXOTIC, DARK FRUIT, JUNIPER PERFUME, BALSAMIC & COLA, FORCEFUL YET FRIENDLY

The Bobal grape, a native of southeastern-central Spain's Utiel-Requena, remains mystifyingly underrepresented by wine merchants on this side of the Atlantic. Its wines' intriguing thickness, power, and sheer deliciousness of would seem to guarantee a wider audience! This part of Spain's Arid landscape hosts intensely hot summers with only a kiss of moderating Mediterranean influence. Carres, exclusively growing Bobal, incorporates biodynamic principles and coaxes fascinating flavors and huge but balanced concentration from gnarled old vines.

Serving Suggestion: Chorizo stir fried w/ red lentils, wholegrain basmati, coarsely diced tomato, & rosemary. Crispy oven-toasted kale w/ balsamic glaze & chickpeas w/ flatbread.

17.99

1 in stock

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Boka (Counter Culture Coffee)

14.99

1 in stock

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Bold & Spicy Bloody Mix (32oz) (Charleston)

Charleston, Bold & Spicy (32oz), Charleston, SC

8.99

10 in stock

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Bold & Spicy Bloody Mix (8oz) (Charleston)

Charleston, Bold & Spicy (8oz), Charleston, SC

3.99

32 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Blanc (Cedres, Chateau des)

Ch. des Cedres, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

11.99

7 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Rose (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Rose, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 34% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33%Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT RED RASPBERRY, RHUBARB & ROSE PETAL

Born in the vineyards "between two seas" this equal-parts cuvée of Cabernet Franc with its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, drifts calmly yet energetically on its own sea of zesty acidity and vibrant red fruit. Recalling raspberry and dried cranberry, the fruit is ribboned through with wisps of floral and herbaceous perfume. The estate’s Jean-Luc Buffeteau, a trained enologist, treats each varietal differently for this cuvée in order for individual strengths to shine through.

Serving Suggestion: Olive oil-cured albacore w/ pickled artichoke hearts, & raspberry vinaigrette. Zesty tabouli w/ dried sultanas, basil, & olives.

12.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bordeaux Rouge (Bergey, Chateau Le)

Chateau Le Bergey, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2014

{organic} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, PEPPER. TANGY, RUSTIC & CLASSIC

In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752. He'd had a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. His Chateau Bergey is a fantastic overperformer at an everyday price. A classic Bordeaux based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a serious wine that can visit your table regularly.

Serving Suggestions: Pork chops topped with stuffing, served with skin-on mashed potatoes.

9.99

4 in stock

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2014 Bordeaux Rouge (Mendis, Chateau de)

Ch. de Mendis, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Real Bordeaux that's Really Drinkable

Mendis is the sort of red Bordeaux we could drink everyday with a home cooked meal or after dinner with a movie. This is affordable, ready to drink Bordeaux. Bordeaux is the home to Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Mendis is a delicious blend on a foundation of Merlot then layered with Cab Sauv and Cab Franc. The nose shows white pepper and sweet spices leading to Mendis' deep color revealing the blackberry fruit we love from Merlot with a shot of Cab to give it a backbone and anchor the fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy 80% ground beef, hand patted into thick burgers; or a NY strip steak au poivre.

11.99

73 in stock

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2014 Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche" (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche," France 2014

{sustainable} 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

RICH STRAWBERRY & SUBTLE EARTH, SILKY BODY, SOFT TANNIN

Red wine from Entre-Deux-Mers is a rare find, and we are lucky to have found an excellent example from Chateau Grand-Portail. Young winemaker Olivier Cailleux grows his Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot vines on a small individual plot surrounding an old stone cross (a marker along the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela) where they benefit from high elevation and generous sun exposure. A palate of plush red berry fruit is backed by mellow tannins and a silky smooth body, resulting in a fresh and friendly style of Bordeaux.

Serving Suggestion:  Pizza with belly ham, fresh mozzarella, oregano, and chili oil. Tomato soup with field peas and wheat berries topped with pecorino and served with crusty bread.

14.99

14 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche" (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche," France 2015

{sustainable} 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

RICH STRAWBERRY & SUBTLE EARTH, SILKY BODY, SOFT TANNIN

Red wine from Entre-Deux-Mers is a rare find, and we are lucky to have found an excellent example from Chateau Grand-Portail. Young winemaker Olivier Cailleux grows his Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot vines on a small individual plot surrounding an old stone cross (a marker along the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela) where they benefit from high elevation and generous sun exposure. A palate of plush red berry fruit is backed by mellow tannins and a silky smooth body, resulting in a fresh and friendly style of Bordeaux.

Serving Suggestion:  Pizza with belly ham, fresh mozzarella, oregano, and chili oil. Tomato soup with field peas and wheat berries topped with pecorino and served with crusty bread.

14.99

48 in stock

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2012 Bordeaux Superieur Rouge (Rocher Cap de Merle, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Cap de Merle, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, France, 2012

{biodynamic} 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

INKY COLOR, SWEET SPICES, SUPER RIPE, MODERN

Size doesn't matter...Philippe Durand owns just 1 hectare of vines for this estate. Technically this wine is a Montagne Saint-Emilion, but since he brings the harvest to his Rocher Corbin winery up the road for vinification, he has to declassify this bottling. Tiny means only 600 cases produced per year! The quality is outstanding showing super-ripe fruit, deep color extract, and sweet spices like cinnamon and cedar. A modern wine rooted in French tradition.

Serving Suggestion: A must have with simple flat iron steak or hanger steak off the grill; also great with grilled beef burgers or lamb burgers

16.99

29 in stock

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2014 Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvée Eden" (Escart, Chateau L')

Chateau L'Escart, Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvee Eden", Bordeaux, France 2014

{organic} 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

DARK CASSIS, RIPE & RICH, TOASTY OAK & GRAVEL HINTS

In 2005, Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single-vineyard chateau in the family since 1752. He'd led a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. Today, they make 7 different wines, and we especially love their "Cuvee Eden," a dark, supple Bordeaux value packed with amazing richness and modern finesse!

Serving Suggestions: Grilled porterhouse steak topped w/ fried shallot shavings & a classic steakhouse stuffed potato w/ gruyere.

14.99

5 in stock

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Borsellino (La Quercia)

8.99

5 in stock

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Bourbon Barrel Aged "El Paraiso" Imperial Coffee Stout [375ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout "El Paraiso" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(9.5% abv)

Coffee and bourbon are a staple of any good diet. That's something people say, right? No? Just us? We took El Paraiso, our Imperial Coffee Stout with cocoa nibs and aged it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This addition of bourbon barrel-aging adds notes of vanilla and caramel to this already robust stout. Enjoy!

9.99

11 in stock

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Bourbon Barrel Stout "Dragon's Milk" [12oz bottle] (New Holland Brewing)

New Holland Brewing, "Dragon's Milk" Stout, Holland Michigan

Dragon's Milk is a bourbon barrel aged stout that is fit for royalty. It ages for 90 days in the barrels before is tis blended together. Enjoy this beer at room temperature for the most flavor.

15.99

1 in stock

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Bourbon Bbl-Aged Black Sour Ale "Silencio" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Sour Ale with Coffee and Vanilla "Silencio" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(7.4% abv)

Silencio is a sour black ale artfully aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The addition of Madagascar vanilla beans and El Silencio coffee from Mountain Air Roasting culminates in a complex and elevated sour ale.

13.99

15 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Chitry Rouge (Giraudon, Marcel)

Marcel Giraudon, Bourgogne Chitry Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

MILD DRIED CHERRY & LIGHT PLUM, RACY MINERAL

The limestone soils surrounding the ancient fortified town of Chitry gently exert their influence on the Pinot Noir grown in the area. Wines like this beautiful and structured Burgundy benefit from this particular soil chemistry by developing strands of stunning mineral freshness to go along with lean bright fruit. This is a red wine that can be described as truly refreshing as well as profoundly flavored. One of our best values in Burgundy.

Serving Suggestion: Salmon is a natural choice, and a good one. But we had this with a five mushroom pasta and it knocked us flat. Yum.

17.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (7 Terroirs, Domaine des)

Domaine des 7 Terroirs, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

RIPE CHERRY & CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERALS, LUSCIOUS!

Burgundy this exquisite, at this price, very rarely rears its head, so when it slides into our sights we take the shot. Named after the seven different chalky vineyard plots owned by the Thevenet family, this wine presents ripe and tangy red fruit with ample pepper and a silky texture that acknowledges modernity while maintaining louche European elegance. Don't sleep on this knockout.

Serving Suggestion: Soy and ginger marinated pork tenderloin with a mirin, shoyu, sake, and sriracha dipping sauce. Or go traditional and set up a spread of ethereal gougéres, the classic Burgundian cheese puff.

19.99

80 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (Charleux, Domaine Maurice)

Domaine Maurice Charleux, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, BRIGHT FRUIT, YOUTHFUL ELEGANCE

Based in the southern reaches of Burgundy's Cote de Beaune, Maurice and Vincent Charleux specialize in the appellations of Maranges and Santenay, taking a stand against what they see as the globalization of wine. Eschewing anything resembling a heavy-handed or technological approach to viticulture and winemaking, they craft wines which eloquently convey the uniqueness of their small corner of Burgundy. This graceful red is at once youthfully firm and generously lush, sharing tangy plum and cherry flavors which are distinctly those of Pinot Noir alongside delicate notes of spice and earth.

Serving Suggestion: Slow-roasted pork tenderloin stuffed w/ prune & garlic, topped w/ rings of sweet yellow onion. Hearty borscht w/ beets, cabbage, & mushrooms - served w/ black bread.

23.99

12 in stock

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2012 Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B", Southwest, France 2012

{organic} 100% Bouysselet

RIPE & LUSH. PEACH & PEAR WITH LEMONY ACIDITY

When Philippe and Diane Cauvin were researching the history of winegrowing in their local appellation of Fronton, they came across a grape they didn't know existed. Bouysselet, also called Prunelard Blanc, was previously thought to be the lost green-skinned sibling of the black-skinned Gaillac grape Prunelard. Having found a nursery which kept this vine alive for research purposes (but too little for winemaking), they had it propagated and brought back to life in their vineyard. This is the only Bouysselet in existence, farmed organically from a one acre vineyard, and it is a luscious phoenix of flavor!

Serving Suggestions: Lobster grilled rare with tarragon butter. Bay scallops, lightly seared topped with chervil and white pepper. Shrimp sashimi with ponzu.

19.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B", Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Bouysselet

RIPE & LUSH. PEACH & PEAR WITH LEMONY ACIDITY

When Philippe and Diane Cauvin were researching the history of winegrowing in their local appellation of Fronton, they came across a grape they didn't know existed. Bouysselet, also called Prunelard Blanc, was previously thought to be the lost green-skinned sibling of the black-skinned Gaillac grape Prunelard. Having found a nursery which kept this vine alive for research purposes (but too little for winemaking), they had it propagated and brought back to life in their vineyard. This is the only Bouysselet in existence, farmed organically from a one acre vineyard, and it is a luscious phoenix of flavor!

Serving Suggestions: Lobster grilled rare with tarragon butter. Bay scallops, lightly seared topped with chervil and white pepper. Shrimp sashimi with ponzu.

19.99

15 in stock

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2015 Brachetto d'Acqui [375 ml] (Borgo Moncalvo)

Borgo Moncalvo, Brachetto d'Acqui [375 ml], Piemonte, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Brachetto

FRESH RASPBERRY, SWEET BUT CRISP, LIGHTLY BUBBLY

Sweet wines get a weird rap. Often derided as cloying or unserious, it's easy for a wine lover to try to hide their sweet tooth. But isn't a fresh piece of fruit from the farmer's market one of life's great little pleasures? What if you could capture that joy in something as wonderful as a bottle of wine? That's what Borgo Moncalvo does! Their solar-powered winery and 5 tiny acres of organically-farmed vines (planted in the 1940s on the side of steep, remote rocky slopes, bring us this little half-sized bundle of joy. The red fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry feel fresh and juicy, not cloying, and the faint touch of bubble adds to the zesty, refreshing mouthfeel. 

Serving Suggestion: Fresh fruit salad, chocolate-covered strawberries, a big brunch spread or make this the treat on its own.

9.99

26 in stock

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2015 Branco - Arinto (Chocapalha, Quinta de)

Quinta de Chocapalha, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

100% Arinto

LEMONGRASS, GREEN APPLE, DISTINCTIVELY PRETTY

As Portugal's wine industry follows a similar trajectory as Spain's, we are seeing many grape farmers who previously sold their harvest to cooperatives and large companies now starting their own independent wineries. It's a great time to get exceptional values here, like this dynamic and delicious Arinto from the Tavares de Silva family. We love good Arinto!

Serving Suggestions: Bacalhau - Salt cod with onions, garlic, potatoes, black olives and hard boiled eggs.

12.99

66 in stock

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2015 Branco ~ Fernão Pires (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} 100% Fernão Pires

CRISP WHITE PEACH, ORANGE BLOSSOM & FLINT, PRISTINE & WHOLESOME

Fernão Pires (intermittently better known as Maria Gomes) is the most planted white grape in Portugal for good reason. It’s one of the few grapes with a reputation for being able to balance generous yields and generous flavor. When the yields are low, however, the flavors become even more interesting. Sant’Ana’s ten hectare estate (minuscule by most standards) not only provides us with a single-varietal, low yield Fernão Pires, it does so in a cooler climate more conducive to subtlety and acidity. The result is very refreshing, ripe but modest in alcohol, impeccably clean, interesting, and very easy to drink. Super-summery all year long!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried flounder w/ almond flakes & white grape-shallot chutney. Turkey sandwich w/ mustard, bean sprouts, & hummus.

13.99

41 in stock

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Bratwurst (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Bratwurst, Durham, NC

6.99

10 in stock

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Brett Farmhouse W/ Chilies "Malice" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Blackberries, Blueberries and Strawberries "Brettaberry" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(6.6% abv)

Medora is a blonde sour ale aged in red wine barrels with one pound of blackberries and raspberries per gallon. The result is a beautiful, fuchsia ale with bright berry character.

10.99

12 in stock

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Brett Saison Aged on Chardonnay Barrels [500ml Bottle] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

13.99

2 in stock

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Brett Saison Aged on Pinot Noir Barrels [500ml Bottle] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

13.99

7 in stock

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Brettaberry [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Blackberries, Blueberries and Strawberries "Brettaberry" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(5.5% abv)

A tart farmhouse ale whose inspiration is drawn from freshly baked berry pie, features a half-pound per gallon of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The sweet acidity of the berries, paired with the mild farmhouse funk of our house culture, is rounded by the addition of full bodied Haw Creek honey.

9.99

11 in stock

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2013 Brindisi Riserva (Casa Contini)

Casa Contini, Brindisi Riserva, Molise, Italy 2013

Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Sangiovese

RAISIN & BLACKBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK, MODERNIST-ISH

Brindisi, a region in the central section of the Salento peninsula, has much in common with its somewhat more familiar neighbors, Salice Salentino and Squinzano. Its focus is likewise the often brutish Negroamaro grape. This example from Casa Contini tames the beast with a creamy oaken massage, an injection of luscious Malvasia Nera, and a flourish of brightness courtesy of Sangiovese. The estate has it’s home base further north in Molise’s Biferno, but has set its sights southward with these Puglian vineyards.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled eggplant w/ ricotta, olive oil, & stewed tomato. Gyros w/ cinnamon, anise, & tzatziki sauce.

16.99

43 in stock

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2015 Brouilly (Boulon, Domaine J.)

Domaine J. Boulon, Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Gamay

15.99

12 in stock

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Brown Ale with Chocolate "Big Wheel Love" (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

12.99

12 in stock

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2011 Brunello di Montalcino (Mocali)

Mocali, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

100% Sangiovese

SUPPLE TANNIN, DRIED BERRY & RICH CHERRY FRUIT

Here's a classic, traditional Brunello aged for 36 months in large Slovenian tonneau barrels to impart only subtle oak flavor in the wine. The Ciacci family has created a fantastic estate; the lands typical of the Tuscan countryside interspersing vineyards, olive groves, and forest land. Their wines are of exceptional value when compared to other more established producers of Brunello. An elegant and rich vintage.

Serving Suggestions: Rabbit in Brunello sauce. Pinci (thick, hand rolled spaghetti that is a Montalcino specialty and addiction) served with meat sauce and mushrooms.

49.99

32 in stock

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2011 Brunello di Montalcino (Armilla)

Armilla, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

49.99

11 in stock

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Brut "Le Jeune" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Brut "Le Jeune", Piemonte, Italy NV

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

DELICATE TROPICAL AND CITRUS FRUIT, CLEAN AND REFRESHING

Le Jeune is Terrabianca's first foray into sparkling wine, and they've put their best foot forward. Made in the Charmat style of Prosecco from hand-harvested Chardonnay, it's super fresh, clean, and mouthwatering, making it the perfect start to a meal or celebration. Also delightful as a palate cleanser between courses, a late night sipper, for mimosas at brunch, or just because you need more bubbles in your life. We've all been there. A Wine Authorities Exclusive! 

Serving Suggestion: Eggs gently fried in butter w/ plenty of cracked black pepper. In a flute glass, on the couch, listening to 80's soft rock beside a loved one.

14.99

88 in stock

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Brut "Luminescence" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Brut "Luminescence," Loire Valley, France, NV

{sustainable} 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Grolleau Gris

BRIOCHE, WHITE FLOWERS, CLEMENTINE, LUXURIOUS

This richly textured and aromatic sparkling from Domaine Herbauges is made in the Champagne style and echoes the world-famous beverage in terms of its plushness and yeasty aromas. Composed of 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, and 30% Grolleau Gris, it retains the focused and transparent flavors of typical Loire valley whites while also showing a moderate florality and telltale biscuity notes from its 36 months spent on lees. 

Serving Suggestion: Caviar w/ all the fixins. Opulent brunch foods like eggs benedict and French-style omelettes with smoked salmon.

19.99

21 in stock

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Brut Cuvee (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Brut Cuvee, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA NV

{sustainable} 60% Pinot Noir 30% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Blanc

PEAR & ALMOND, TOASTY, RICH CREAMY TEXTURE

Wow! This is an amazing value in domestic sparkling wine, rising to stand among the very best in every aspect apart from price. Intensely fragrant while remaining delicate, this assemblage of fruit harvested from older vines washes over the palate with its rich, creamy mousse and never-ending bubbles. Subtle vanilla undertones work their way through a zesty citrus core, adding to an overall impression of outstanding finesse and balance. Not to be missed!

Serving Suggestion: An all-occasion romantic celebration in a bottle... or just because! Or go big, and try Cuban-style (grilled) Mojo chicken w/ baby greens, avocado, and mangoes.

29.99

21 in stock

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Brut Nature "Bretesche 1387" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Brut Nature "Bretesche 1387"

NV

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

BONE DRY, ELEGANTLY SENSUAL, A MINERALLY MONOLITH

Like a bleakly beautiful black & white photograph of a wintery Atlantic beachscape, this methode traditionelle bubbly is a captivating study in contrast – elegantly austere yet captivating and seductive, gleaming brightly with an oceanic sheen and minerally shimmer. Muscadet maestro, Jérémie Huchet of Domaine de la Chauvinière is at the fore of a movement to elevate Muscadet beyond its unwarranted reputation for neutrality while strengthening its identity as one of the world's most pristine, restrained whites. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Oysters, of course! Other (cooked or raw) bivalves will be just as eagerly accompanied. Sashimi abalone, conch, and surf clam are naturals...

18.99

23 in stock

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2012 Brut Rosé (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Brut Rosé, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2012{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BRIGHT STRAWBERRY & SOFT CRANBERRY, ETERNAL EFFERVESCENCE

The phenomenal Laetitia estate presents us with another stunning value in domestic bubbly. An almondy toasted nose supports spicy red fruit aromas. The estate planted their Pinot Noir vines, employed in this luxurious and very Champagne-like Rosé, back in 1982. Today they yield top-quality grapes that compare to those used in sparklers at more than double the price. Take this to a concert on the lawn or pop open a bottle on your next anniversary and let the fun begin!

Serving Suggestion: Beef risotto topped with shaved red onion and aged pecorino. Rev it up with a slow roasted pork shoulder w/ coriander, whole shallots, & juicy red grapes.

29.99

3 in stock

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2013 Brut Rosé (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Brut Rosé, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2013{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BRIGHT STRAWBERRY & SOFT CRANBERRY, ETERNAL EFFERVESCENCE

The phenomenal Laetitia estate presents us with another stunning value in domestic bubbly. An almondy toasted nose supports spicy red fruit aromas. The estate planted their Pinot Noir vines, employed in this luxurious and very Champagne-like Rosé, back in 1982. Today they yield top-quality grapes that compare to those used in sparklers at more than double the price. Take this to a concert on the lawn or pop open a bottle on your next anniversary and let the fun begin!

Serving Suggestion: Beef risotto topped with shaved red onion and aged pecorino. Rev it up with a slow roasted pork shoulder w/ coriander, whole shallots, & juicy red grapes.

29.99

10 in stock

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2015 Bugey Cerdon (Renardat-Fache)

Renardat-Fâche, Bugey Cerdon, Vin Mousseaux, Savoie France NV

Gamay, Poulsard

BRIGHT PINK, LIGHTLY BUBBLY, STRAWBERRY, TART

Warning: You are about to taste a rare wine which has a cult following from a tiny, obscure French region and we cannot be responsible for your emotional state when the vintage runs out. Yes, it's true. Those who are hooked on Bugey order it in case quantities each spring upon release, and when it's gone there is a support group created just to get through the rest of the year. Bugey is located in eastern France between Lyon and Geneva. This is light pink in color with a touch of effervescence. Served chilled, this wine is an elixir of fresh fruit, bright acidity and tongue tantalizing tingle. Peace be with you this fall.

Serving Suggestion: An aperitif wine for warm days and cool nights to be shared with someone whose eyes you can gaze into as the sun sets, or rises depending on how the evening goes.

24.99

8 in stock

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2014 Bugey Mondeuse (Angelot, Maison)

Maison Angelot, Bugey Mondeuse, Savoie France 2014

100% Mondeuse

SAVORY AROMATICS, EARTH, CHERRY, & BLACK PEPPER. DEEPLY FRENCH.

In the fun loving and party-centric Bugey family - which includes the sparkly-sweet cult sensation we know and love - this wine is the dignified cousin who stands in aloof contrast to his hedonistic relatives. Deep and dark with savory spice, and a distinctly old-school structure focused on mouthwatering acidity. It's still a Bugey, however, so it can't help but let some purply fruit fun slip through the cracks. Good wine runs thicker than water.

Serving Suggestion: Tomme and Comté cheeses are a natural (and excellent) choice, but this would pair well with heartier Middle Eastern fare, like Lebanese-style eggplant stuffed with lamb, tomato, and cinnamon.

18.99

23 in stock

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2015 Bukettraube (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Bukettraube, Cederberg, South Africa 2015

100% Bukettraube

SUPER EXOTIC, FLORAL, SPICY, OFF-DRY AND RICH

A grape variety from the super-obscure category: Bukettraube or Bouquettraube [France]. This grape is planted in miniscule amounts in France, Germany and South Africa. Think of this as a wine that tastes like Chenin Blanc meets Sauvignon Blanc meets Riesling and Muscat. Big and friendly, spicy and slightly off-dry, Cederberg's version shows apricot, honey, peach, gooseberry and exotic melon flavors. The palate has a touch of sweetness only to be balanced by a wallop of acidity on the finish, like a sweet tart.

Serving Suggestion: A must with anything hot and spicy. Curries and Thai or Indian foods. Also great with strong cheeses like Stilton.

14.99

62 in stock

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2013 Burgenland Red (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Burgenland, Austria 2013

{biodynamic} 60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent

DYNAMIC, ELEGANT & FRESH. CHERRY & RASPBERRY

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. Their family grows vegetable crops, raises cows and pigs, makes wine, and produces micro-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. Their Burgenland Red Blend is all-get-out drinkin' wine. With sexy fruit aromas like an intoxicating perfume, the raspberry and cherry fruit gushes from the glass but remains dry and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Quarter pounder all beef hot dogs off the grill with spicy brown mustard and kraut. Grilled chicken with traditional rosy red bbq sauce.

14.99

2 in stock

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2014 Burgenland Red (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Burgenland, Austria 2014

{biodynamic} 60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent

DYNAMIC, ELEGANT & FRESH. CHERRY & RASPBERRY

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. Their family grows vegetable crops, raises cows and pigs, makes wine, and produces micro-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. Their Burgenland Red Blend is all-get-out drinkin' wine. With sexy fruit aromas like an intoxicating perfume, the raspberry and cherry fruit gushes from the glass but remains dry and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Quarter pounder all beef hot dogs off the grill with spicy brown mustard and kraut. Grilled chicken with traditional rosy red bbq sauce.

14.99

11 in stock

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2015 Burgenland Red (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Burgenland, Austria 2015

{biodynamic} 60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent

DYNAMIC, ELEGANT & FRESH. CHERRY & RASPBERRY

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. Their family grows vegetable crops, raises cows and pigs, makes wine, and produces micro-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. Their Burgenland Red Blend is all-get-out drinkin' wine. With sexy fruit aromas like an intoxicating perfume, the raspberry and cherry fruit gushes from the glass but remains dry and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Quarter pounder all beef hot dogs off the grill with spicy brown mustard and kraut. Grilled chicken with traditional rosy red bbq sauce.

14.99

60 in stock

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2012 Cabardes (Jouclary, Chateau)

Chateau Jouclary, Cabardes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France 2012

Syrah, Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICE, LEATHER, PERFUME, BLACK FRUIT, GRAVEL

Although the origins of Cabardes date back to the 1200s, this AOC wine region was established in just 1999! On the northern border of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Pascal Gianesini use both Bordeaux and Rhone varietals in a region that receives both Atlantic and Mediterranean ocean influences. This is old-world in style with a rustic gravelly edge, lots of spice and guts with a slightly yeasty finish. This is the sort of gem you would find while traveling in France, but rarely seen outside of the area.

Serving Suggestion: A wine for hunters and not gathers - wild game, grilled meats, hearty cheeses.

12.99

12 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Franc (Calcu, Vinedos)

Calcu, Cabernet Franc, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2013

100% Cabernet Franc

PLUM, CASSIS, BLACK CHERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, TOBACCO

From Colchagua Valley in central Chile, this family-owned winery brings us a distinctive Cabernet Franc. The Mediterranean climate leads to deep purple Cabernet Franc which is simultaneously reminiscent of and distinct from the grape's most famous renditions of the Loire. Bursting with dark fruit, red pepper aromas, and hints of cassis, it finishes with elegant, lasting notes of tobacco and cocoa. Like a Jules Verne novel for wine lovers, this Cabernet Franc is an extraordinary voyage for the oenophilic senses. New World Cabernet Franc at its best!

Serving Suggestions: Coffee and ancho pepper-seasoned skirt steak with green chili & apple relish. Portobello burger w/ gorgonzola dolce, pickled pearl onion, & balsamic sauce.

16.99

26 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Franc (Ravines)

Ravines, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, NY 2014

100% Cabernet Franc

ELEGANT CHERRY & RASPBERRY, LEAFY UNDERBRUSH, GENTLE TANNIN

Sloping toward the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes, the vines at Ravines take full advantage of the heat radiating from Seneca Lake to develop wholesome ripeness in their grapes and the cool night air to preserve acidity. Couple the low and slow rearing of the vines with a minimally interventionist approach in the winery, and you get a New York wine with an abundance of Old World Cab Franc character – leafy, autumnal underbrush, mild cherry & raspberry fruit, and gentle tannin on an elegant, medium-weight frame.

Serving Suggestion:  Slow-roasted pork shoulder w/ spaghetti squash, crispy kale, & balsamic/cranberry sauce. Stuffed bell peppers & portobellos w/ risotto, gooey alpine cheese, & garlic.

19.99

13 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Merlot (Woodlands)

Woodlands, Cabernet Merlot, (Wilyabrup Valley) Margaret River, Australia 2013

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 2%Petit Verdot

CASSIS & GRACEFUL FRENCH OAK, BEAUTIFULLY STRUCTURED

While Southeastern Australia, where most Aussie wines hail from, is a Shiraz dominated land, Western Australia's magnificent Margaret River is one world's great regions for Bordeaux-inspired reds. This one is balanced and complex, firm in structure yet bright in fruit, while fourteen months in fine French oak gives this rich red wonderful accents of vanilla.  A great compromise between lush California Cabernet and a finely structured French one. Meticulous in quality since 1973, Woodlands examines and approves every individual grape on a sorting table before it earns a spot in this wine.

Serving Suggestion: Meat & potatoes - in an elevated style. Delmonico steak grilled over charcoal with pommes aligot (French way of saying potatoes w/ tons of cheese) & creamy greens.

29.99

20 in stock

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Barnard Griffin)

Barnard Griffin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington 2012

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, BELL PEPPER, SMOKY COFFEE, SWEET SPICE

Founded in 1983 by Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin wines have been a leader in Washington State. Against all the current advice in the 1970s, Rob went to Washington to make wine. THEY said, "it's too cold to grow grapes there." After stints with Preston and Hogue, Rob and Deborah went out on their own. This Cab leans French in style with pure, clean black cherry fruit and just enough French oak to think "Bordeaux-esque."

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops with black cherry savory relish; or grilled porterhouse steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and balsamic vinegar reduction.

19.99

14 in stock

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, Washington, 2012

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Syrah

SPICY & FLAVORFUL, DRIED BLUEBERRY & CURRANT

Hyatt is a small, domestic winery that's doing it right. Established in 1983, they make great wines at reasonable prices that are stinkin' good. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a great domestic value and shows complex berry flavors that are typical of this part of Washington. The aromas are pure Cabernet Sauvignon, while the wine's mouth-feel is lush and supple with balanced tannins which makes it a more versatile and less edgy Cab.

Serving Suggestions: Veal chop with porcini mushrooms and demi-glace. Cedar plank grilled pork tenderloin with herbed butter and Moroccan couscous.

11.99

90 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Barnard Griffin)

Barnard Griffin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington 2013

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, BELL PEPPER, SMOKY COFFEE, SWEET SPICE

Founded in 1983 by Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin wines have been a leader in Washington State. Against all the current advice in the 1970s, Rob went to Washington to make wine. THEY said, "it's too cold to grow grapes there." After stints with Preston and Hogue, Rob and Deborah went out on their own. This Cab leans French in style with pure, clean black cherry fruit and just enough French oak to think "Bordeaux-esque."

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops with black cherry savory relish; or grilled porterhouse steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and balsamic vinegar reduction.

19.99

4 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Barnard Griffin)

Barnard Griffin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington 2013

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, BELL PEPPER, SMOKY COFFEE, SWEET SPICE

Founded in 1983 by Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin wines have been a leader in Washington State. Against all the current advice in the 1970s, Rob went to Washington to make wine. THEY said, "it's too cold to grow grapes there." After stints with Preston and Hogue, Rob and Deborah went out on their own. This Cab leans French in style with pure, clean black cherry fruit and just enough French oak to think "Bordeaux-esque."

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops with black cherry savory relish; or grilled porterhouse steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and balsamic vinegar reduction.

19.99

17 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Altosur)

Altosur, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

PERFUMY, BLACK PEPPER, CASSIS & BLACKBERRIES

Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon and a stunning value considering that most cabs at this price are junk. This one really shines and is completely authentic tasting. From high elevation vineyards in the Andes Mountains this cab comes roaring out with firm, rich flavors and a long finish. The balance and purity are very impressive. Great structure this vintage. Very serious Cab flavors for the money.

Serving Suggestion: Bison burgers with sharp cheddar. Cabeza tacos from your favorite local taco truck!

10.99

14 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Altosur)

Altosur, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

PERFUMY, BLACK PEPPER, CASSIS & BLACKBERRIES

Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon and a stunning value considering that most cabs at this price are junk. This one really shines and is completely authentic tasting. From high elevation vineyards in the Andes Mountains this cab comes roaring out with firm, rich flavors and a long finish. The balance and purity are very impressive. Great structure this vintage. Very serious Cab flavors for the money.

Serving Suggestion: Bison burgers with sharp cheddar. Cabeza tacos from your favorite local taco truck!

10.99

70 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, CA 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, SUPPLE & RIPE

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. This Cabernet is a best value domestic red. Revealing dusty cherry fruit from cool climate Mendocino, this Cab leaves out the oak baring the ripe black cherry fruit beneath a currant layer with supple tannin. Super drinkable from the moment you pull the cork.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple burger to grilled flank steak or grilled bbq chicken. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

30 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA 2014

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah

PERFUMY CURRANT & PLUM. BAY SPICE & TOASTY OAK

Another great vintage on the superb Ancient Peaks Cab! Lovely balance, varietal character & power, and a great long finish make this our "go to" cabernet sauvignon from California. From a cool mesoclimate near the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Margarita Vineyard provides the perfect environment to create North Coast-style cab with one foot in Bordeaux. Surprisingly long finish with complexity not usually found in the WEEKLY price range.

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin kabobs on rosemary sprigs. Filet Mignon with herbed butter

19.99

81 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2013

BLACKBERRY PRESERVES & PLUM, SUMPTUOUS WOODSINESS, CACAO & BALSAMICO

Almost as much from Sonoma's Dry Creek as from Alexander Valley, Stuhlmuller's powerful, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon benefits from the ancient gravel and clay soils that famously enhance the quality and concentration of wines from this illustrious corner of California. Fritz Stuhlmuller inherited grape growing and vineyards from his parents, but he built his passion for making wine from the ground up. While impressive Chardonnays have been the estate's primary claim to fame, their intense Cabernet Sauvignons cut an imposing profile and are some of our favorites.

Serving Suggestion:  Beef Tataki & kale salad w/ sesame oil & sesame seeds. Quinoa-stuffed bell peppers w/ mushrooms & truffle oil.

40.99

2 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Enos Estate)

Enos Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek, Sonoma, CA

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

PERFUMY CASSIS, PINK PEPPERCORN, RICH, DISTINCTIVE & PRETTY

This is a brilliant, classic example of the juicy, brooding Cabernet that the Sonoma Valley is known for. Jason Enos owns this tiny, 5 acre vineyard overlooking the Dry Creek Valley where he makes stunning Cabernets and Cab blends. On this 8 acre estate, he also has an olive orchard and a recently completed subterranean wine cave. The entire estate is powered by solar and thermal as he transitions from sustainable to organic viticulture. A perfect California dream!

Serving Suggestions: A bold Cabernet for big red meats like steak, rack of lamb and standing rib roast with of crackling meat in the roasting pan with drippings.

49.99

5 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros, CA 2012

RED BERRIES & CEDAR, VEGETAL & MEATY, VERY WELL-BALANCED

Along with their son Anthony, Tony and Jo Ann Truchard own and operate Truchard Vineyards in the moderately cool-climated Carneros area of Napa. The vineyard covers a broad 400 acre swath of sloping hills and fog-prone valleys with a dizzying variety of soil types. This blend, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec was aged for 20 months in French oak (45% new). We love this wine’s balance of concentrated ripe fruit, woodsy spice, and earthy green pepper. Powerful enough for aging 10+ years but ready to grace your table tonight.

Serving Suggestion:  Embered beef cheek with charred onion, summer squash, & African blue basil.Fire-roasted carrots with baby fennel, vadouvan spiced chevre, and heirloom greens.

39.99

20 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Caton, Ty)

Ty Caton, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County, California, US 2013

{sustainable}

CLASSIC CASSIS, OAKY VANILLA, BIG & DARK

We're going to the Moon! Moon Mountain of Sonoma (aka Napa's Mount Veeder) is part of the Mayacamas Mountains, which divide the region from Napa. Though the AVA designation here is new, these hillsides are home to some of the most historic mountain vineyards in California, dating to the 1890s. High elevation and rocky, volcanic terrain imbue Moon Mountain Cab with uncommon richness and intensity while Caton gives his wines the deluxe California Cabernet treatment with plenty of French oak barrel aging. The result is sizable with dark fruit, creamy vanilla, and suave tannins that you'll be over the moon for. Only 500 cases made!

Serving Suggestion:  Grilled beef liver with caramelized onion and mushrooms.  A savory winter stew with plenty of carrots, potatoes and bay leaves floating around.

29.99

14 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, CA 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, SUPPLE & RIPE

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. This Cabernet is a best value domestic red. Revealing dusty cherry fruit from cool climate Mendocino, this Cab leaves out the oak baring the ripe black cherry fruit beneath a currant layer with supple tannin. Super drinkable from the moment you pull the cork.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple burger to grilled flank steak or grilled bbq chicken. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

25 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Turnbull)

Turnbull, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA 2014

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah

CLASSIC NAPA VALLEY STYLE: CASSIS, BLACK CHERRY, PEPPER, OAK

Harvested from Turnbull’s four estate vineyards, this is a quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Recentl, this winery has really committed to making the most of their tremendous quality resources. This Cabernet has even set the standard in its price range. You could pay more and would often have to for Napa Cab of this quality. But why would you now that this is available?

Serving Suggestion: Steakhouse calling: Prime ribeye, heavily salt and peppered then grilled over hardwood charcoal. Serve with baked potato. Yum!

44.99

19 in stock

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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Pietra Santa)

Pietra Santa Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cienega Valley, California 2012

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

RICH, CHEWY & PERFUMY, CURRANTS, SAPPY OAK, BASIL & SAGE

John & Phyllis Blackburn had been farmers in California for decades, when they bought the lovely Pietra Santa [sacred stone] Estate 25 miles east of Monterey. This vineyard, bisected by the San Andreas fault, dates back to the 1850s, and the old vine Cabernet grown here makes very fine, rich but accessible wine. The extended aging in French Oak barrels is perfectly balanced by the intense Cabernet fruit character. This is a great value with surprising complexity.

Serving Suggestion: Fantastic with beef kabobs marinated with fresh herbs and garlic. Grilled stuffed potatoes with aged sharp cheddar and artisan smokehouse bacon bits.

16.99

43 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2014

BLACKBERRY PRESERVES & PLUM, SUMPTUOUS WOODSINESS, CACAO & BALSAMICO

Almost as much from Sonoma's Dry Creek as from Alexander Valley, Stuhlmuller's powerful, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon benefits from the ancient gravel and clay soils that famously enhance the quality and concentration of wines from this illustrious corner of California. Fritz Stuhlmuller inherited grape growing and vineyards from his parents, but he built his passion for making wine from the ground up. While impressive Chardonnays have been the estate's primary claim to fame, their intense Cabernet Sauvignons cut an imposing profile and are some of our favorites.

Serving Suggestion:  Beef Tataki & kale salad w/ sesame oil & sesame seeds. Quinoa-stuffed bell peppers w/ mushrooms & truffle oil.

40.99

21 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard" (Brutocao)

Brutocao, Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2013

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS, MENTHOL, ANISE & PINK PEPPERCORN

Our old friends of the Bliss and Brutocao families have been tied together as farmers and winemakers for generations, but when Len and Marty Brutocao released their own first vintage in 1980, things got really magical. This is classic cool-weather California Cabernet Sauvignon, with signature cassis and mocha flavors tempered by spice and a bit of old-school herbaceousness. This wine shows admirable restraint but really blossoms once the dishes come flying out of the kitchen.

Serving Suggestions: Family meal: pork chops, potato salad, bread & butter, spinach casserole, etc.

19.99

26 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "Gran Verano" 3L BiB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Cabernet Sauvignon 3L BiB, Chile 2015

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

FRESH & JUICY, RASPBERRY & PLUM, MILD EARTH & PEPPER

Gran Verano translates roughly to "great summer", and this easy-going Cab is certainly an appropriate pick for the warmer months. It's produced by Apaltagua and continues their streak of delicious Southern hemisphere values. Juicy and fun with vibrant fruit, this is the box of instant summer fun.

Serving Suggestion: BBQ chicken on the grill painted with your favorite sauce, with a medley of grilled seasonal vegetables alongside.

26.99

15 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK FRUIT, FIRM & FOCUSED, SUBTLE TOAST & DARK MINERALITY

Stylistically bridging the gap between classic Napa Valley Cabernet and something more in line with the grape's Bordelaise heritage, the "HRW" is brimming with cassis, oaken finesse, and a fine dusting of peppery tannin which stands its ground but doesn't overwhelm the palate. This may sound a bit silly, but a photograph of George Hendry should exist next to the word "meticulous" in every current dictionary. When he's not growing grapes, he designs particle accelerators…

Serving Suggestion: Let's take a cue from Bordeaux and consider grilled steak with sauce consisting of red wine, shallots, and butter. Mildly seasoned black bean burger with arugula, spinach, and feta cheese on a whole wheat english muffin.

26.99

28 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK FRUIT, FIRM & FOCUSED, SUBTLE TOAST & DARK MINERALITY

Stylistically bridging the gap between classic Napa Valley Cabernet and something more in line with the grape's Bordelaise heritage, the "HRW" is brimming with cassis, oaken finesse, and a fine dusting of peppery tannin which stands its ground but doesn't overwhelm the palate. This may sound a bit silly, but a photograph of George Hendry should exist next to the word "meticulous" in every current dictionary. When he's not growing grapes, he designs particle accelerators…

Serving Suggestion: Let's take a cue from Bordeaux and consider grilled steak with sauce consisting of red wine, shallots, and butter. Mildly seasoned black bean burger with arugula, spinach, and feta cheese on a whole wheat english muffin.

26.99

8 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2012

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SMOKY LEATHER, BLACK CHERRY, GUNPOWDER, PEPPER

Cabernet Sauvignon is a distinctive specialty of the Colchagua Valley in Chile. The flavors are specific to this region with savory hints of leather, gun powder and a classic pepperiness. Vineyard-wise, they're special too, being among the only Cabernet vineyards regularly planted on their own rootstock (most of the world's are grafted on American rootstock to protect the vine from the root louse phyloxera vastatrix which is not found in Chile.)

Serving Suggestions: Grilled flank steak marinated in red wine with red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic.

11.99

12 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SMOKY LEATHER, BLACK CHERRY, GUNPOWDER, PEPPER

Cabernet Sauvignon is a distinctive specialty of the Colchagua Valley in Chile. The flavors are specific to this region with savory hints of leather, gun powder and a classic pepperiness. Vineyard-wise, they're special too, being among the only Cabernet vineyards regularly planted on their own rootstock (most of the world's are grafted on American rootstock to protect the vine from the root louse phyloxera vastatrix which is not found in Chile.)

Serving Suggestions: Grilled flank steak marinated in red wine with red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic.

11.99

23 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Third Generation" (Nugan Estate)

Nugan Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon "Third Generation", Riverina, Australia, 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY, BLACK CHERRY, OAK & A WISP OF MINT

Nugan Estate's "Third Generation" series is made in their state-of-the-art winery in Griffith, Australia. This is a delicious and amazingly balanced Cabernet showing fleshy currant, dried black cherry fruit, sandalwood, modest tannins and an elegant finish with a wisp of mint. The vanilla oak adds a third dimension, but is appropriately restrained so as not to hide the fresh fruit and earthy tones.

Serving Suggestion: Roast beef sandwiches dipped au jus; beef stew with carrots, potatoes and bay leaf or just for drinking on its own.

9.99

1 in stock

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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon blend "Complexity" (Amizetta Vineyards)

Amizetta Vineyards, "Complexity" Napa, CA 2010

{sustainable} 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

SPICY CASSIS, LEATHER. PERFUMY & POWERFUL. BLACK PEPPER.

From one of the few terraced hillside vineyards in Napa Valley, on the rocky, south facing side of Howell Mountain. This is one of the most coveted vineyard sites in all of California, and this wine shows why. Owner Amizetta Clark is a fifteenth generation direct descendant of Pocahontas and treats her land with the respect of her Algonquian heritage. This wine is serious, elegant and layered with typical flavors of the Napa Valley mountain Cabs on their best days.

Serving Suggestion: Hanger steak cooked patiently and topped with bone butter and caramelized shallots. Serve with twice baked potatoes with gruyere and premium smoked bacon.

49.99

1 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2014

FANTASTIC, FIRM CABERNET WITH A LONG FINISH

Very impressive classic cherry Cabernet flavors with a perfect balance between acid/tannin and fruit. The finish is long and deep showing ample toasty oak, but never cloaking the fruit. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. We wish all inexpensive cabs could taste this balanced.

Serving Suggestion: A nice Cabernet likes to saddle up to red meats like a NY strip steak; tri-tips marinated in garlic and soy sauce; and a burger is not too good for this wine either!

15.99

10 in stock

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Cack-A-Lacky Ginger Pale Ale (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Ginger Pale Ale "Cack-A-Lacky", Durham, NC

9.99

7 in stock

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2011 Cadillac (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac, Bordeaux, France 2011

{sustainable} 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle

MOUTHWATERING PEACH & APRICOT, ORANGE MARMALADE, SWEET SPICES

Chateau Peybrun, located in Cadillac on Bordeaux's Left Bank, has been making very high quality sweet and red wines for centuries. Botrytis-affected Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle grapes are carefully hand harvested from vines planted on steep slopes of chalky clay. The resulting liquid gold is vinified and aged in thermo-regulated concrete tanks to preserve freshness. This wine is pure luxury! The satisfying sweetness, reminiscent of golden raisins, is balanced by tongue-tingling acidity and a silky body.

Serving Suggestion: Baklava drizzled w/ extra honey. Pistachio & apricot Rugelach.

25.99

13 in stock

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2012 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2012

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

The aroma is ripe, boasting wild red fruits, underlined by floral scents and soft touches of pepper and oak. Fourteen months of barrel aging with time in bottle yields dramatic waves of red currants balanced with silky and fruity tannins. Tasty and full bodied, Mendis will make you blush with joy, almost the same red color as the label.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled, blackened skirt steak, homemade steak frites or just drinking on its own.

14.99

89 in stock

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2012 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2012

{sustainable} 66% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

19.99

14 in stock

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2012 Cahors (Armandière, Chateau)

Chateau Armandière, Cahors, Southwest, France 2012

90% Malbec, 10% Merlot

FIRM BLACK PLUM, DUSTY EARTH, VERSATILE

Bernard Bouyssou is the 4th generation to run this lovely estate in the Lot Valley of southwest France, named after his great grandfather Armand. The "vin de garde" (reserve and ageable) wines of this appellation are renowned around the world, but their delicious table wines rarely make it outside of Europe. This lovely unoaked Malbec blend has the bright, fresh berry flavors of a young wine, anchored by a slight edge that these Cahors are known for.

Serving Suggestion: Hearty cassoulet with lamb, duck, and sausage seasoned with thyme and fennel. Braised oxtail stew in tomato sauce with yellow onions and turnips.

11.99

101 in stock

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2011 Cahors "K" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "Kprice," Cahors, Southwest, France 2009

{organic} 100% Malbec

FIRM BLACK PLUM, SPICY TOASTED OAK, DARK MINERALITY

Perhaps somewhat frivolous in its name but undeniably stern in its constitution, Emmanuel Rybinski's "K-price" (a play on the word "caprice") reveals its deliciously dark aura from the very first sip. This very contemporary representative of the famously "Black Wine" of Cahors is indeed very black in both flavor and appearance. Opaque in the glass, it's brimming with firm plummish fruit, elegantly scrumptious cedar, and wisps of smoky graphite that might just make you want to pick up your favorite sketch pad and render an appropriately imposing medieval fortress through a decidedly modernist lens - an appropriate visual accompaniment to this bold red.

Serving Suggestion: Succulent roast boar tenderloin w/ sliced black plums, rosemary, & black peppercorns. Savory mashed plantains & crispy roast kale w/ black beans.

33.99

5 in stock

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2012 Cahors "K" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K," Cahors, Southwest, France 2012

{organic} 100% Malbec

FIRM BLACK PLUM, SPICY TOASTED OAK, DARK MINERALITY

Undeniably stern in its constitution, this very contemporary representative of the famously "Black Wine" of Cahors is indeed very black in both flavor and appearance. Opaque in the glass, it's brimming with firm plummish fruit, elegantly scrumptious cedar, and wisps of smoky graphite that might just make you want to pick up your favorite sketch pad and render an appropriately imposing medieval fortress through a decidedly modernist lens - an appropriate visual accompaniment to this bold red.

Serving Suggestion: Succulent roast boar tenderloin w/ sliced black plums, rosemary, & black peppercorns. Savory mashed plantains & crispy roast kale w/ black beans.

33.99

21 in stock

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2015 Cahors "K'nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

14.99

18 in stock

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2015 Cahors "K'or" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'or," Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Malbec

PEPPER, BLACKBERRY, ANISEED, & A TOUCH OF COCOA

Emmanuel Rybinski knows that great wine is made on the vine, and he devotes most of his time to carefully farming his small vineyard (which of course makes us at Wine Authorities get all swoony). Debudding and judicious pruning means that his Malbec bunches have plenty of room to grow healthy and ripe, qualities reflected in the wine. A peppery prickle gives way to complex blackberry and spice, and tasteul use of used French oak adds a melty texture without any alteration of the flavor.

Serving Suggestion: Fennel sausage with cheesy polenta and oven roasted tomatoes, a terrine of bleu d'auvergne cheese and fig with a dash or armagnac.

18.99

36 in stock

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2015 Cahors "K-nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "Knom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

14.99

26 in stock

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2015 Cahors "Les Escures" (Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves))

Mas del Périé, "Les Escures" Cahors, Southwest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Malbec

GORGEOUS INKY PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, SMOOTH AS SILK

Another knockout from that dastardly rebel Fabien Jouves. In this case, however, he's honoring Cahors tradition instead of thumbing his nose at it, because this is quintessential French Malbec; from the deep blue-black color to the heady lavender and herb aromas to the luxurious fruit and rich, round, mouth-filling texture. Awesome stuff.

Serving Suggestion: Cassoulet "Rancheros" - classic duck confit and pork cassoulet except with pinto beans and a fried egg on top. Grilled eggplant and mushroom pizza.

19.99

18 in stock

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California Map (DeLong)

DeLong, California Wine Map

29.99

8 in stock

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2014 Cannonau di Sardegna (Sanguineti)

Sanguineti, Cannonau di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy 2014

100% Cannonau (Grenache)

CASSIS & FRESH BLACK FIG, WHOLESOME EARTHY LEATHER, BLACK LIME

Known as Cannonau in Sardegna and as Grenache or Garnacha almost everywhere else, the fiercely Mediterranean varietal thrives in sun-soaked, arid landscapes. Terrain which might appear pretty unaccommodating to most creatures gives these grapes the perfect environment to do their best work. Rising to the occasion in the rocky, windswept vineyards of the Sardegna, the vines find themselves in the capable hands of Antonio Sanguineti. In his youth, Sanguineti lost his ancestral Tuscan vineyards following familial disputes over land. He now relishes the opportunity to put his knowledge of and passion for winegrowing to work in Sardegna.

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared kogi beef steak w/ salad of fregola (or, similarly, couscous), chives, parsley, roasted red pepper, & oil-cured olives. Flavorful sheep’s milk cheeses.

13.99

23 in stock

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Caraway Rye Crisps (Scratch)

Scratch Baking, Caraway Rye Crisps

9.99

18 in stock

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2014 Carignan (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Carignan, Hauterive IGP, Languedoc, France, 2012

{organic} 100% Carignan

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY, PEPPERY GARRIGUES, RICH & TANGY

The Carignan grape is, in many ways, the crown jewel of Domaine La Bouysse's vineyards in Boutenac (one of the most celebrated terroirs in Corbieres.) It's from ancient Carignan vines that the estate's most prized cuvées are made. This more youthful and fruit-driven offering exudes black raspberry and ripe cranberry flavors with the distinct mediterranean spices which are delicious hallmarks of the wines of Corbieres.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork loin with garlic, lavender, and black pepper. Tangy & savory Carolina barbecue.

13.99

8 in stock

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2015 Carignan (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Carignan, Hauterive IGP, Languedoc, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Carignan

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY, PEPPERY GARRIGUES, RICH & TANGY

The Carignan grape is, in many ways, the crown jewel of Domaine La Bouysse's vineyards in Boutenac (one of the most celebrated terroirs in Corbieres.) It's from ancient Carignan vines that the estate's most prized cuvées are made. This more youthful and fruit-driven offering exudes black raspberry and ripe cranberry flavors with the distinct mediterranean spices which are delicious hallmarks of the wines of Corbieres.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork loin with garlic, lavender, and black pepper. Tangy & savory Carolina barbecue.

14.99

3 in stock

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2011 Carmenere (Maquis, Viña)

Vina Maquis, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2011

100% Carmenere

DEEP RED FRUIT, PEPPER & MOCHA, DUSTING OF CLOVE & ROSEMARY

Vina Maquis is essentially an island perched on a stretch of land between the Colchagua Valley's Tinguirira River and Chimbarongo Creek. The two parallel waterways bring cool coastal breezes and allow the grapes to maintain healthy, balancing acidity while they ripen. While this example from Maquis is classic Carmenere, it features a decidedly prettier and more delicate streak than the often roasty and over-oaked examples that have almost defined the varietal of late.

Serving Suggestion: Morcilla on crusty bread with slivers of Manchego. Slooooow-cooked Pork Pernil with a brown-sugar shellacked skin and roasted poblano. Masterful with mole!

21.99

2 in stock

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2013 Carmenere (Maquis, Viña)

Vina Maquis, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2013

100% Carmenere

DEEP RED FRUIT, PEPPER & MOCHA, DUSTING OF CLOVE & ROSEMARY

Vina Maquis is essentially an island perched on a stretch of land between the Colchagua Valley's Tinguirira River and Chimbarongo Creek. The two parallel waterways bring cool coastal breezes and allow the grapes to maintain healthy, balancing acidity while they ripen. While this example from Maquis is classic Carmenere, it features a decidedly prettier and more delicate streak than the often roasty and over-oaked examples that have almost defined the variety of late.

Serving Suggestion: Morcilla on crusty bread with slivers of Manchego. Slooooow-cooked Pork Pernil with a brown-sugar shellacked skin and roasted poblano. Masterful with mole!

21.99

14 in stock

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2014 Carmenere "Gran Reserva" Envero (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Gran Reserva" Envero, Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2014

93% Carmenere, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

ESPRESSO, BLACKBERRIES, ROASTED PEPPERS, OAKEN VANILLA

With its origins in Carmenere vineyards planted more than sixty years ago, this robust and multifaceted cuvée demonstrates both the signature characteristics of the grape's distinctive personality and the finesse which the estate has encouraged through careful selection and judicious aging in large oak barrels. The result is an impressive pillar of coffee flavors scaled by wisps of toasty vanilla, dark chocolate and jalapeño.

Serving Suggestion: "Bistec a lo Pobre" - Chilean sautéed steak on a bed of onions, topped with a fried egg (after all, this wine loves protein), and served with rustic peppery french fries. Mole Poblano!

16.99

17 in stock

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2015 Carmenere "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Reserva", Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2015

100% Carmenere

CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, CHOCOLATE, ROASTED POBLANO

The Carmenere grape yields some of the world's most readily recognizable red wines. Its signature combination of deep purple fruit, jalapeño and chocolate makes for reds that are highly memorable and very crave-able while its fascinating history as a long-lost component in Bordeaux strengthens its intrigue. Colchagua Valley's Apaltagua winery proudly claims the grape as its top priority, producing delicious and exceptionally representative Carmenere of tremendous value.

Serving Suggestion: Empanadas stuffed with ground beef, black olives, garlic & raisins - paprika & cumin are a must! Fried peppers stuffed with mozzarella, onion, halved grape tomatoes, & spinach.

11.99

7 in stock

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2016 Carmenere "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Reserva", Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2016

100% Carmenere

CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, CHOCOLATE, ROASTED POBLANO

The Carmenere grape yields some of the world's most readily recognizable red wines. Its signature combination of deep purple fruit, jalapeño and chocolate makes for reds that are highly memorable and very crave-able while its fascinating history as a long-lost component in Bordeaux strengthens its intrigue. Colchagua Valley's Apaltagua winery proudly claims the grape as its top priority, producing delicious and exceptionally representative Carmenere of tremendous value.

Serving Suggestion: Empanadas stuffed with ground beef, black olives, garlic & raisins - paprika & cumin are a must! Fried peppers stuffed with mozzarella, onion, halved grape tomatoes, & spinach.

11.99

31 in stock

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Carver Sweet Potato Lager [16 oz cans] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Lager "Carver" [22oz] , Durham, NC

North Carolina is the largest U.S. producer of sweet potatoes. In their quest to work with local Southern ingredients as much as possible, the humble sweet potato is an obvious choice. In fact, one-third of the total fermentables in Carver come from North Carolina sweet potatoes. The goal of this modestly-hopped amber lager is to explore the subtle nuances of the sweet potato…not hit you over the head with spices. It’s a tribute to the amazing Southern environmental scientist and farmer, Doctor George Washington Carver. He was passionate about the sweet potato and a pioneer in crop rotation and creative re-use. He’s a true Fullsteam hero. 5.8% ABV

9.99

1 in stock

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Cassees de Baux Olives [Fresh] (Fresh Harvest)

Cassées des Baux Olives (unpasteurized), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Made from Grossane or Salonenque olives – one of the few AOC olives, it is produced in the vallée des Baux, in France’s main olive and olive oil producing area: Provence. Cassées des Baux olives are cracked and cured with fennel (fennel seed, fennel flowers, and fennel stalks). They are a nice fleshy olive with a great buttery, fennel flavor.

5.99

179 in stock

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Castelvatrano Olives (olives)

3.99

9 in stock

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2015 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (Pillebois, Chateau)

Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 750 ml) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.

15.99

16 in stock

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2014 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux [3 liter bag-in-box] (Pillebois, Chateau)

Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux [3 liter bag-in-box], Bordeaux, France 2014

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is not appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 3 liters) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.

45.99

11 in stock

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2014 Cava Brut (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut, Penedes, Spain, 2014

50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

CLEAN & AROMATIC, INTENSE & LOVELY

On the last day of a recent trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has soul, freshness, complexity and drinkability. Family-owned since the 1600's by the Garriga family, Mas Codina is a secret even in Spain. This Brut Cava is so tasty, you'll be stunned that you aren't paying top dollar for it!

Serving Suggestions: A great match with fried oysters, fish tacos, crayfish salad and even Nicoise salad topped with shrimp.

11.99

12 in stock

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2014 Cava Brut Nature Reserva (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Nature Reserva, Penedes, Spain 2014

50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

VERY DRY, BRIGHT, JUICY & FRESH. LEMON & MINERAL, BUT ACCESSIBLE

From the Alt Penedes region of Catalonia, which is the highest elevation region where fine Cava is made, comes this serious but fun (serious fun!?!) Brut Nature. These are the driest of all sparkling wines. Toni Garriga spent the afternoon walking me around his vineyard planted by his family in the 1600's, tasting in his cellars and introducing me to his wife and dog. Nice guy, brilliant wines, amazing history!

Serving suggestions: Trout with caper butter. Moules Frites. Oysters Rockefeller.

14.99

69 in stock

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2013 Cava Brut Rosado (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Rosado, Penedes, Spain, 2013

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

MINERALLY WHITE CHERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, DELICATE TEXTURE, LOVELY ACIDITY

By law, all Cava must be produced utilizing a secondary fermentation in the bottle - "Méthode Champenoise," but few in this price range warrant such close comparison to the singularly elegant wines of Champagne as this delicate and keenly generous rosé from our friends at Mas Codina. Bright, restrained, and finely textured, this is a profound and understated sparkler which exudes sophistication and balance through every fun, refreshing bubble. As is the case in many of the best rosé bubblies, here red fruit is nuance rather than star, allowing minerality, floral notes, and gentle citrus each a voice in this highly memorable and complex sparkler.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder w/ coriander, ginger, & cranberries. King prawn & artichoke tempura w/ avocado, miso flakes, & wild rice.

14.99

5 in stock

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2014 Cava Brut Rosado (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Rosado, Penedes, Spain, 2014

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

MINERALLY WHITE CHERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, DELICATE TEXTURE, LOVELY ACIDITY

By law, all Cava must be produced utilizing a secondary fermentation in the bottle - "Méthode Champenoise," but few in this price range warrant such close comparison to the singularly elegant wines of Champagne as this delicate and keenly generous rosé from our friends at Mas Codina. Bright, restrained, and finely textured, this is a profound and understated sparkler which exudes sophistication and balance through every fun, refreshing bubble. As is the case in many of the best rosé bubblies, here red fruit is nuance rather than star, allowing minerality, floral notes, and gentle citrus each a voice in this highly memorable and complex sparkler.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder w/ coriander, ginger, & cranberries. King prawn & artichoke tempura w/ avocado, miso flakes, & wild rice.

14.99

27 in stock

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2012 Cava, Brut Nature Gran Reserva "Coquet" (Mestres, Heretat)

Heretat Mestres, Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava, Penedes, Spain 2012

40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parellada

YEASTY SPICE. LEMON, SLATE, CHRYSANTHEMUM

The Mestres family has worked the same 80 hectares for seven centuries, maintaining just as secure a grip on their traditions. Not only was Josep Mestres, in the first quarter of the 20th century, among the earliest pioneers in Spain's production of sparkling wine, he apparently is responsible for the coining of the term "Cava" as well, referring to the meticulous work and aging which occurs in the cellars or "caves" following harvest. This bold example offers an especially clear taste of the Xarel-lo grape, which shines brightly through the mature mousse.

Serving Suggestions: Muscovy duck & pork paté w/ orange peel & a honey-horseradish sauce. Flatbread w/ crispy roasted anchovies.

26.99

6 in stock

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Celery Bitters, Original [118ml] (Berg & Hauck)

Berg & Hauck, Original Celery Bitters [118ml], Germany, NV

39% ABV

The Celery Bitters are very exotic and enrich cocktails with unusual flavors of celery, lemongrass and ginger. They’re ideal for Corpse-Reviver style cocktails like the Bloody Mary, but also go well with all kinds of clear sprits, like Gin, Vodka, Blanco Tequila and Light Rum. Furthermore they’re a great addition to soups and salads.

18.99

6 in stock

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2014 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo "San Michele" (Centorame)

Centorame, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

CHERRY & RASPBERRY. BRIGHT, REFRESHING, & FULL, HERBAL UNDERTONES

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo might be described as a Clairet-styled wine, its characteristics falling somewhere between those of a gentle red and a more robust rosé. It’s best enjoyed as a darker version of the latter – brimming with concentrated cherry and vibrantly berryish flavors. The Montepulciano grape’s generous fruit and knack for food-friendly acidity serve it as well here as in the far more typical, fully red renditions that the grape is best known for. There’s an herbaceous touch here which adds to the overall impression of refreshment and clarity.

Serving Suggestion: Basil-heavy deviled eggs. Pho. Vegan pizza w/ basil & halved cherry tomatoes.

16.99

1 in stock

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2014 Cesanese del Piglio "Campo Novo" (Casale della Ioria)

Casale della Ioria, Cesanese del Piglio "Campo Novo", Lazio, Italy 2014

{sustainable} Cesanese di Affile, Cesanese Commune

BRIGHT RED FRUIT, ROSE, PEPPER. RICH BUT LIGHT.

Regarded locally for centuries as the "King of Wines", Cesanese del Piglio is Lazio's most prized and beloved wine and has recently acheived Italy's highest level of wine pedigree, DOCG. Casale della Ioria produces some of the best examples of why this rare wine is quickly reclaiming its ancient reputation. Delicate, with structure and aromatic finesse reminiscent of some of the most elegant reds of northern Italy, Ioria's "Campo Novo" gracefully overflows with an assortment of red berries, sweet tobacco, and floral perfume.

Serving Suggestion: Saltimbocca veal prepared with prosciutto and sage, mature Pecorino Romano cheese and bruschetta.

17.99

9 in stock

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2014 Chablis (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

31.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

If you could look up the taste of a traditional Chablis in the dictionary, this would be it! But, too few classic Chablis wines are imported at reasonable prices because: A) They think Americans only want Chablis that tastes like California Chardonnay. B) The great values are consumed in France. C) There's not much Chablis made, and the demand is so high. Here is a rarity for us, and we think you'll really enjoy it.

Serving Suggestions: Simple shellfish is a no-brainer here. But also roast chicken with garlic, ginger & lemon.

23.99

18 in stock

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2014 Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

46.99

1 in stock

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2008 Champagne "Special Club" (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne "Special Club", Champagne, France 2008

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

A ZESTY ELIXIR! CITRUS & WAXY LEES. VIBRANT, FIRM, & ELEGANT

The "Special Club" distinction is indeed reserved for the best of the best. An elite group of 26 Champagne producers uses the signature bottle shape for their top vintage Champagnes. Each vintage must be put to the Club's tasting panel for certification. Extended aging and superior flavor quality are among the requirements to pass muster. Located just outside of Epernay in the Cote des Blancs, Grongnet represents 5 generations of Champagne production. Yielding tiny, firm bubbles in the glass, this remarkable wine finds the palate with a richness that goes on for minutes and a lingering impression of bright, waxy, full-bodied seduction.

Serving Suggestion: Toasted brioche, smoked salmon & caviar. In a bath tub with someone you love. Extraordinary occasions.

49.99

19 in stock

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France NV

BOLD LIME, YEASTY & RICH, CHISELED BUT SOFT

This Blanc de Blancs (white wine]from white grapes – in this case, Chardonnay) is racy and very rich but still easy-going enough to serve as a sub for mystifyingly overpriced mega-production staples like Veuve Clicqout. Unlike the factory wines which dominate the world of Champagne today, this is handmade in minute quantities by a small, independent, family-owned vigneron. Mmmmm, the limey character and vibrant acidity are powerful and almost crystaline. Substantially more impressive than the refreshingly reasonable price might indicate!

Serving Suggestion: The classic pairing is with a triple cream cheese like Explorateur, but we'll go out on a limb and recommend it with Pigs in Blanket - made with brioche and quality charcuterie of course.

34.99

28 in stock

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Champagne Brut Tradition (Gaston-Chiquet)

Gaston-Chiquet, Brut Tradition, Champagne, France NV

49.99

3 in stock

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Champagne Brut, Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (Voirin-Jumel)

Voirin-Jumel, Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Cramant, Champagne, France NV

100% Chardonnay

FULL-BODIED, TART, BRIOCHE, APPLE, SILKY MOUSSE

This is blazing, mind-blowing Champagne that has the perfect combination of mineral/leesy complexity and highly focused acidity. The pedigree is there, Grand Cru vineyards are only used, all from the village of Cramant, the source of the finest Chardonnay in the Champagne region. This Blanc de Blancs, like all of them, is 100% Chardonnay. Although this wine is perfect right now, Champagnes of this richness and focus are renowned for their ageability. One of the finest Champagnes of recent memory!

Serving Suggestion: Lemon zest grilled scallops or salmon carpaccio. Also with appetizer finger foods and angel food cake for dessert.

49.99

12 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Esteban Martin, Bodegas)

Bodegas Esteban Martin, Chardonnay, Carinena, Spain, 2015

CITRUS & TROPICAL FRUIT, FRESH & UNOAKED,EXTREME VALUE!

We're overjoyed to offer this deliciously bright Chardonnay at an extremely "value" driven price. Esteban Martin's name may be reminiscent of a certain American funny man's, but there's nothing wild or crazy about this Chard other than its fantastically low price. Aromatic and vibrant, this dry northern Spanish white bursts with golden apple, peach, and a hint of tangy pineapple. With absolutely no oak to get in the way, this is pure and simply delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Fish tacos! Works great as a party wine and pairs marvelously with shrimp cocktail, finger-foods, salads, and tuna sandwiches.

8.99

70 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Altosur)

Altosur, Chardonnay, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

JUICY, LIGHTLY OAKY, TROPICAL FRUIT, QUAFFABLE

Hand harvested at high altitudes makes for an expensive tasting wine, but not necessarily expensive costing wine. This Chardonnay is something we've been searching for since we opened. Small production & delicious, 15% of it is aged in new French & American oak barrels, unlike nearly all other chardonnays in this price range which are soaked in oak chips, oak powder and even liquid oak. This is the good stuff at the right price!

Serving Suggestion: Salad Niçoise simplified: Romaine lettuces, hard boiled eggs, fresh green beans julienned, shaved parmesan, italian dressing.

10.99

4 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay (Altosur)

Altosur, Chardonnay, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

JUICY, SUBTLE OAK, TROPICAL FRUIT, QUAFFABLE

Hand harvested at high altitudes makes for an expensive tasting wine, but not necessarily expensive costing wine. This Chardonnay is something we've been searching for since we opened. Small production & delicious, 15% of it is aged in new French & American oak barrels, unlike nearly all other Chardonnays in this price range which are soaked in oak chips, oak powder and even liquid oak. This is the good stuff at the right price!

Serving Suggestion: Salad Niçoise simplified: Romaine lettuces, hard boiled eggs, fresh green beans julienned, shaved parmesan, italian dressing.

10.99

80 in stock

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2010 Chardonnay (Belle Pente)

Belle Pente, Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2010

ROUND PINEAPPLE & PEAR, MATURE YET LIVELY

Mature, elegant Chardonnay is something that gets us really excited. Really, quite, very excited.  Unfortunately, few Chardonnays are built to age gracefully, and those that are tend to be prohibitively pricey, but after six years of bottle aging, Belle Pente's Chardonnay is still drinking beautifully.  In one local touch you won't often see, Belle Pente uses 50% homegrown Oregon oak, in addition to 50% French oak.  Despite what sounds like a lot of oak from all over, the wine is not too oaky, since only 10-15% of the barrels are new. Harvesting in two waves gives the wine a perfect balance between rich ripeness and fresh brightness.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy homemade mac and cheese w/ Firsthand Foods Country Breakfast sausage crumbles. Carrot salad w/ lemon-Dijon vinaigrette.

34.99

15 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay (Frank Family Vineyards)

Frank Family, Chardonnay, Napa, CA 2013

RICH, UNCTUOUS, BUTTERY & OAKY - CLASSIC CALI STYLE

11 months of French oak barrel aging along with regular lees stirring results in a fabulously buttery, oaky, spicy, creamy and rich Chardonnay the way only Napa produces. Rich Frank is a former long time Disney executive who turned his passion for wine into his next career. When it comes to big chardonnay he doesn't 'mickey' around. He's 'goofy' for the California style and this is one of the best.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled swordfish with a chive compound butter; Smoked shrimp quesadillas with Gouda cheese

37.99

3 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterrey), California 2013

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

LUSH, TROPICAL FRUIT, TOASTY OAK, HINT OF BUTTER

Paraiso is a reference to "paradise" and one sip will take you there. This Smith family are multi-generation grape growers and wine makers in Monterey. This is a full-bodied white with a rich mouth feel and intensely concentrated apple, pear and pineapple flavors. The toasty oak is lighter than previous vintages, but still part of the blend and just enough butteriness to round out the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Cream based soups, poultry in velouté sauce and baked fish in butter and chervil herb sauce.

19.99

58 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Mendocino, CA 2014

100% Chardonnay

KIWI, STARFTRUIT, PEACH SKINS AND NO OAK

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. The family farms sustainably in Mendocino with the cool ocean influence keeping the wine crisp and elegant. Not the oaky buttery style, but more of a highly drinkable, bright Chardonnay that shows floral fruit with balance and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: An all occasion Chardonnay with versatility like a swiss army knife. Chicken, fish, pork, salads and family gathering - any blissful event.

12.99

24 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Frank Family Vineyards)

Frank Family, Chardonnay, Napa, CA 2013

RICH, UNCTUOUS, BUTTERY & OAKY - CLASSIC CALI STYLE

11 months of French oak barrel aging along with regular lees stirring results in a fabulously buttery, oaky, spicy, creamy and rich Chardonnay the way only Napa produces. Rich Frank is a former long time Disney executive who turned his passion for wine into his next career. When it comes to big chardonnay he doesn't 'mickey' around. He's 'goofy' for the California style and this is one of the best.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled swordfish with a chive compound butter; Smoked shrimp quesadillas with Gouda cheese

37.99

24 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, CA 2014

CREAMY, TOASTY OAK & TROPICAL FRUIT, VANILLA

Up and coming boutique winery Stuhlmuller has yet to become a household name, but it's not due to the quality of their wines. They're outstanding! This fat, lush Chardonnay is big and rich, but remains balanced by a perfect amount of acidity. Fermented using natural yeast and aged in French oak barrels, it comes out with unmistakable California Chardonnay style, only more pretty. Tiny production.

Serving Suggestion: Bold enough for your pork roast, but delicate enough for your tilapia or flounder.

26.99

65 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Woodlands)

Woodlands, Chardonnay, Wilyabrup Valley, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia 2014

BAKED LEMON BARS, SUBTLE CREAM, UNDERSTATED OAK

Australia gets a really bad rap these days. Even the most open-minded oenophiles think of the continent as the home of supermarket plonk with critters on the label, and overblown, overpriced reds. Let Western Australia change your mind. 100% barrel fermented but free of malolactic fermentation and only partially barrel aged, this bright Chardonnay has the most beautiful, subtle touch of oak. It is miles away in both distance and style from what you might be used to. 

Serving Suggestion: Classic dover sole with lemon, parsley and brown butter. Pappardelle with fresh garden peas in a light cream sauce, lemon zest, and mint.

25.99

30 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Netzl)

Netzl, Chardonnay", Carnuntum, Austria 2015

100% Chardonnay

MODERN & JUICY, GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, FRESH HAY

After sundown, breezes off the Danube River bathe Netzl's Chardonnay vines in cool air, a respite from the hot days of the growing season. The result is a unexpected modern marvel of Austrian chardonnay, full of ripe juicy fruit and toasty sundrenched hay. Vibrant acidity keeps things very fresh. This is a wonderful alternative to New World chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Malaysian fish soup with star anise,galangal, and ginger. Or chicken cordon bleu.

17.99

38 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay (Ravines)

Ravines, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes, NY 2013

100% Chardonnay

ELEGANT RICHNESS, RIPE GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE, WISPS OF BUTTER

Husband and wife team Morten & Lisa Hallgren are dedicated to combining Old World winemaking traditions with New World innovation to produce unforgettable wines. Their Chardonnay is a perfect example of their unique take on modern winemaking. Twenty percent of the grapes underwent the appasimento process, in which they are partially dried in the sun on straw mats before being pressed. The final product speaks for itself. This is a bottle of purely satisfying richness with dense aromas of ripe golden delicious apples and dried figs. A full malolactic fermentation results in a creamy, plush texture and the lightest touch of butter.

Serving Suggestion: One customer shyly suggested that this would pair well with eggs benedict and latkes with a side of applesauce. We agree.

19.99

15 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Ravines)

Ravines, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes, NY 2014

100% Chardonnay

ELEGANT RICHNESS, RIPE GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE, WISPS OF BUTTER

Husband and wife team Morten & Lisa Hallgren are dedicated to combining Old World winemaking traditions with New World innovation to produce unforgettable wines. Their Chardonnay is a perfect example of their unique take on modern winemaking. Twenty percent of the grapes underwent the appasimento process, in which they are partially dried in the sun on straw mats before being pressed. The final product speaks for itself. This is a bottle of purely satisfying richness with dense aromas of ripe golden delicious apples and dried figs. A full malolactic fermentation results in a creamy, plush texture and the lightest touch of butter.

Serving Suggestion: One customer shyly suggested that this would pair well with eggs benedict and latkes with a side of applesauce. We agree.

19.99

11 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay "Barrel Fermented" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, "Barrel Fermented" Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California 2013

100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, FULL & FLORAL, CREAMY TEXTURE

George Hendry has a little side gig designing particle accelerators, so it’s no surprise that his wines come off with scientific precision. This barrel fermented Chardonnay is lush and generous, and the oak aging presents as toasty spice. There’s no malolactic fermentation so the wine maintains healthy tart acidity. A beautiful California elixir.

Serving Suggestions: Salmon croquettes with bread crumbs and green onion. Trout grilled with rosemary and lemon.

33.99

24 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Clone 76 Inox" Santa Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Chardonnay Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2015

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

44.99

24 in stock

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2012 Chardonnay "Drover's Hut" (Nugan Estate)

Nugan Estate, Chardonnay "Drover's Hut", Riverina, Australia, 2012

100% Chardonnay

18.99

4 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Chardonnay "Grand Firepeak Cuvee", Edna Valley, California 2014 100% Chardonnay

TOASTED OAK, TERRIFIC ACIDITY, APPLEY FRUIT

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: “Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue.” This exemplary California Chardonnay is delicious. With balanced toasty oak and fruit bridged by crisp acidity, we taste why Edna Valley is so special. Just eight miles long, the Edna Valley is very cool from ocean breezes and lays claim to having the longest CA growing season. Slow maturing fruit gives tremendous complexity to the finished wine. Light pineapple and citrus poke through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A firm aged cow's milk cheese like our Sole Gran Queso; Chicken in a black pepper cream sauce; Pan seared monkfish medallions in a red pepper coulis sauce.

22.99

14 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Reserva" Unoaked (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Chardonnay "Reserva" Unoaked, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2016

100% Chardonnay

PASSIONFRUIT & ZESTY TANGERINE, CRISP, BOLD TROPICAL PERSONALITY

From Apaltagua's vineyards in Chile's cooler Casablanca Valley, this fiercely tropical Chardonnay represents a delightful collision of powerful ripeness and crisp mouthwatering acidity, lending an impression of both intensity and refreshing brightness. Citrus, mango, and passionfruit flow freely, and the estate has overwhelmingly succeeded in its goal of showcasing a very bright, concentrated, and completely unoaked side of Chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Deviled blue crabs incorporating grated gouda, parmesan, & onions w/ black pepper & chives. Minced sea bass ceviche w/ mint, & cilantro.

11.99

73 in stock

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2011 Chardonnay "Row Five" (Alder Springs)

Alder Springs Chardonnay "Row Five," Mendocino, CA 2011

100% Chardonnay

OAKED

19.99

19 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay "Third Generation" (Nugan Estate)

Nugan Estate, Chardonnay "Third Generation", Riverina, Australia, 2013

100% Chardonnay

PEACH, APPLE, LEMON CUSTARD & SUBTLE OAK

Fruit purveyor Alfredo Nugan came to Australia from Spain because the Australian sunshine was perfect for his business. His endeavor evolved into growing grapes and making wine. Today, Nugan makes some of the top Estate produced wines in the Riverina region. This Chardonnay shows the ripening powers of Australia but still maintains the glorious acidity of great Chardonnay with tropical fruit, toasty vanilla, lemon custard, and a dollop of cocoa butter on the finish. This is really well-made Australian Chardonnay for the price.

Serving Suggestion: A versatile Chardonnay for everyday drinking, but dry and full-bodied enough to be your match with tonight's fish, tomorrow's chicken and yesterday's leftovers.

12.99

3 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Chardonnay “Traditions”, Columbia Valley, Washington 2015

100% Chardonnay

PRETTY WITH CITRUS, APPLE & DUSTY OAK. SOFT & CLEAN.

After generations of farming the rolling hills of Washington’s Columbia Valley, brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted grapevines in 1997. After seeing the wineries who purchased their grapes getting great accolades for the fruit of their labor, they began producing a limited amount of their own wine in 2005. As they find their footing, the wines continue to get better each vintage. Case in point, this Chardonnay in early vintages was clumsy and oaky; now it’s a breath of fresh air in an subtly-oaked elegant style.

Serving Suggestion: Crispy soft shell crab in cornmeal tempura served with really good, homemade mac and cheese á la Vin Rouge.

13.99

117 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Unoaked" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Chardonnay "Unoaked," Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

CITRUS & MINERAL, FLORAL HONEYSUCKLE, OAK-FREE PURITY!

Five generations of Choblet family winemaking in one elegant bottle. A brilliant effort in UN-oaked Chardonnay winemaking using sustainable agriculture. This silky textured, crisp white shows light citrus and floral honeysuckle aromas, mineral and tart quince. Very dry and lingering on the palate, this is a breath of fresh Chardonnay air. This is very old world in style vs. the traditional California style.

Serving Suggestion: A universal bottle of white with superb clean flavors - so bring it on! Try savory chicken wings, grilled snapper in miso, or semi-firm milder cheeses.

11.99

105 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay Beerenauslese [375 ml] (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Chardonnay Beerenauslese, Austria 2014 [375 ml]

100% Chardonnay

32.99

23 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Estate (Stoller)

Stoller, Chardonnay, Oregon, US 2015

19.99

17 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay Estate (Bethel Heights)

Bethel Heights, Chardonnay Estate, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon 2013

SUBTLE OAK, CITRUS, SOFT & COMPLEX, ELEGANT

Farmed by twin brothers Terry & Ted Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyards has been around since 1978 making it the first vineyard in Eola Hills. Their estate Chardonnay is very much in the style of those from Burgundy, lightly aged in French oak barrels, giving it a subtle smokiness, vanilla and spice that matches will with the lemony juiciness of their cool climate Chardonnay.

Serve with: Poached striped bass with chive oil, lemon zest and fennel purée.

26.99

87 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Estate (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Estate Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2015

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

MOUTHWATERING APPLE, LYCHEE & LEMON, TOASTY SPICE & VIBRANT ACIDITY

We know Laetitia Winery as the producer of some of our absolute favorite domestic sparklers (which you should also try), but they make fantastic non-sparkling estate wines in their far-south corner of California’s central coast. This is a perfectly balanced Chardonnay with interplay between a solid oak base and bright acidity. Fruitwise, it tends toward the tropical side of the spectrum with rich exotic lychee and other southeast asian flavors.

Serving Suggestions: Scallops drizzled in a honey/sriracha sauce. Garlicky white bean stew. Roast chicken with egg noodles.

16.99

33 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Chardonnay Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2014

100% Chardonnay

LIGHTLY GOLDEN, BUTTERSCOTCH, VERY LITTLE OAK

Very impressive classic apple and citrus flavored Chardonnay with a perfect balance between acid and fruit. No need to worry about heavy oak or malolactic here, this is very light handed in the wood and butter department. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. Bravo again to Sophenia for making such a wonderfully full-flavored Chardonnay that lets the fruit come through rather than cloaking it in wood.

Serving Suggestion: Simply roasted chicken, moist and tender with fresh herbs, or cream sauce over pasta with clams and garlic.

15.99

9 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Chardonnay Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2015

100% Chardonnay

LIGHTLY GOLDEN, BUTTERSCOTCH, VERY LITTLE OAK

Very impressive classic apple and citrus flavored Chardonnay with a perfect balance between acid and fruit. No need to worry about heavy oak or malolactic here, this is very light handed in the wood and butter department. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. Bravo again to Sophenia for making such a wonderfully full-flavored Chardonnay that lets the fruit come through rather than cloaking it in wood.

Serving Suggestion: Simply roasted chicken, moist and tender with fresh herbs, or cream sauce over pasta with clams and garlic.

15.99

10 in stock

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2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

Thomas Fogarty, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, US 2011

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, MATURE, MILD OAK 

Southwest of Silicon Valley, just miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California's most beautiful and exciting wine growing regions. The ocean air and high elevation (up to 2000 feet on the Fogarty Estate) brings lean crispness, the mountain soils bring subtle minerality, while California sunshine provides just enough ripeness. Santa Cruz wines are also some of the most age-worthy in California. Thomas Fogarty embraces this by cellaring for over 3 years before release - unheard of in California Chardonnay. Ready to drink now, this is complex, mature white - silky with just a bit of new French oak.

Serving Suggestion:  A classic oven-roasted whole chicken w/ golden-brown skin, Kosher salt, cracked black pepper & minced thyme w/ earthy root vegetables on the side.

32.99

1 in stock

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2012 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

Thomas Fogarty, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, US 2012

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, LEESY, MILD OAK 

Southwest of Silicon Valley, just miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California's most beautiful and exciting wine growing regions. The ocean air and high elevation (up to 2000 feet on the Fogarty Estate) brings lean crispness, the mountain soils bring subtle minerality, while California sunshine provides just enough ripeness. Santa Cruz wines are also some of the most age-worthy in California. Thomas Fogarty embraces this by cellaring for over 3 years before release - unheard of in California Chardonnay. Ready to drink now, this is complex, mature white - silky with just a bit of new French oak.

Serving Suggestion:  A classic oven-roasted whole chicken w/ golden-brown skin, Kosher salt, cracked black pepper & minced thyme w/ earthy root vegetables on the side.

32.99

21 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Shenandoah Valley (Ox-Eye)

Ox-Eye, Chardonnay, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia 2015

100% Chardonnay

19.99

16 in stock

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2013 Chateauneuf du Pape (Autard, Domaine Paul)

Domaine Paul Autard, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley, France 2013

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Muscardin, Counoise

RASPBERRY AND RAISIN, CHOCOLATE, LEATHER

Paul Autard's essential conviction is that Chateauneuf du Pape, in order to achieve its full potential, must be "intense and potent on the one hand; elegant and refined on the other." With this tenet in hand, he guides his wines toward lushness and structure with all the complexity which has built Chateauneuf its world-famous reputation. Black fruit and subtle, savory anise combine with Mediterranean spices and chocolatey earth in this enveloping and highly representative wine.

Serving Suggestion: Braised short ribs of beef with tarragon, basil, and thyme. Moroccan tagine stew with lamb shoulder and couscous.

44.99

1 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2014

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the undisputed capital of the Southern Rhone. The region’s very name inspires cravings for burgundy-black wines brimming with exoticism. The region’s rare whites, however, are more exotic still and account for less than 10% of the area’s wine. This outstanding offering is robustly redolent yet resplendently refreshing, combining juicy, ripe, golden fruit with a sweet potpourri of flowers, honey, and restrained toast - a golden sunset in the glass.

Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops in a buttery white wine sauce w/ rosemary & garlic. Five-spice roasted butternut squash w/ pine nuts & arugula.

39.99

20 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge (Autard, Domaine Paul)

Domaine Paul Autard, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley, France 2014

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Muscardin, Counoise

RASPBERRY & RAISIN, CHOCOLATE, LEATHER

Paul Autard's essential conviction is that Chateauneuf du Pape, in order to achieve its full potential, must be "intense and potent on the one hand; elegant and refined on the other." With this tenet in hand, he guides his wines toward lushness and structure with all the complexity which has built Chateauneuf its world-famous reputation. Black fruit and subtle, savory anise combine with Mediterranean spices and chocolatey earth in this enveloping and highly representative wine.

Serving Suggestion: Braised short ribs of beef with tarragon, basil, and thyme. Moroccan tagine stew with lamb shoulder and couscous.

44.99

4 in stock

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2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Bel Ami" (Guillaume Gonnet)

Guillaume Gonnett, Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Bel Ami", Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre

BRIGHT, PRETTY RASPBERRY/STRAWBERRY. BIG BONED.

Guillaume Gonnet is the vigneron who currently runs his famous family estate Font de Michelle in Chateauneuf du Pape. With his Australian-born wife, he has been quietly buying separate vineyard parcels here to make tiny production wines for which he does not have to adhere to his family’s historic style. With this freedom he is making more lively, bright wines, instead of the firm, serious wines from his other estate which often need many years to develop.

Serving Suggestion:  Duck fat seared veal chop, with shaved black truffle, chanterelles, and foie gras lentils.

40.99

32 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage", Rhone Valley, France 2014

LOGANBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, MAJESTIC SPICE BOX, DRIED FLOWERS

Comprised almost entirely of Grenache (century-old vines), the cuvée “Heritage” oozes intense, violet fruit and a most exotic potpourri of garrigues, rose petal, dried persimmon, and cinnamon. Arguably more seductive and mysterious than massive or brooding, it is absolutely enchanting!

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose (or duck) w/ rosemary, thyme, orange zest, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Serve w/ smashed potato & port gravy.

53.99

10 in stock

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2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2015

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah

MISSION FIG & BLACKBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires relatively little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single family lineage). This outstanding red, never before available in North Carolina, seduces us with its intense flavors of black fruit, Mediterranean spices, and Turkish delights, representing a bounty of exotic intrigue and phenomenal value. An instant favorite!

Serving Suggestions: Lamb shoulder braised in olive oil, white wine, bay leaves, & parsley w/ artichoke hearts & white beans. Stewed leg of mutton in an Afghan or North Indian yogurt curry w/ peas, onions, spinach & tomatoes.

39.99

6 in stock

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2014 Chenin Blanc (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2014

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes it's sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

65 in stock

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2015 Chenin Blanc (Husch)

Husch, Chenin Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2015

100% Chenin Blanc

LEMON, YELLOW APPLE, PEACH. AROMATIC & LIGHTLY SWEET

This is a lovely, aromatic white from cool-climate Mendocino Valley in Northern California. Chenin Blanc is a tart grape that is often left lightly sweet to balance that high acidity. The variable sweetness in these wines can be anywhere from nonexistent and incredibly tart all the way through to honey-like dessert wines. This one from Husch is noticeably sweet, but not cloying, and nearly dry on the finish. It is highly aromatic with lovely fruit aromas and clean balance.

Serving Suggestions: A great match for hot and aromatic foods such as Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Szechwan and Cajun.

15.99

17 in stock

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2015 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2014

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes it's sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

1 in stock

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2016 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2016

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes it's sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

29 in stock

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2014 Chenin Blanc "Reserve" (Forrester, Ken)

Ken Forrester, Chenin Blanc "Reserve", Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE, SUBTLE VANILLA, LIQUID MINERALS

Ken Forrester is a pioneer in South African wine making. Nine months of 20% new French oak barrel aging, yet the wine is not oaky tasting. Aging sur lie means the wine shows exceptional depth and complexity. The palate has a perfumy nose and light pineapple, toasty minerals and limestone qualities all around. The acidity lingers for minutes leaving you wanting for more.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with a stronger tasting cheeses, or orange and fennel roasted cod.

15.99

3 in stock

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2015 Chenin Blanc "Reserve" (Forrester, Ken)

Ken Forrester, Chenin Blanc "Reserve", Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE, SUBTLE VANILLA, LIQUID MINERALS

Ken Forrester is a pioneer in South African wine making. Nine months of 20% new French oak barrel aging, yet the wine is not oaky tasting. Aging sur lie means the wine shows exceptional depth and complexity. The palate has a perfumy nose and light pineapple, toasty minerals and limestone qualities all around. The acidity lingers for minutes leaving you wanting for more.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with a stronger tasting cheeses, or orange and fennel roasted cod.

15.99

26 in stock

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2015 Chianti "Poggio Vignoso" (Pugliano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Pugliano, "Poggio Vignoso" Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2015

85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Malvasia

PERFUMY, DUSTY PLUM & ELEGANT LEATHER, JUICY FRUIT

Luigi Donato's family has owned this estate for 150 years, but the historic property itself dates back 13 centuries. This is a more rich, earthy style of Chianti, with traditional hints of leather. Although it has abundant fruit and accessible texture in your mouth, it has classic Chianti character and flavors you would expect from a fine Classico.

Serving Suggestions: We love this with a rich Marinara, using your best extra virgin olive oil, served over grilled chicken, veal chop, or even just pasta al dente finished with Reggiano.

14.99

8 in stock

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2013 Chianti Classico (Vallone di Cecione)

Vallone di Cecione, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2013

{organic} Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon

CLASSIC & PRETTY. DUSTY PLUM, PROSCUITTO, EARTHY.

From one of only a few remaining farms in the hands of a family from Panzano, in the heart of the “black rooster” Chianti Classico zone comes classic example, that is both pretty and serious, with the typical flavors of dried fruit, cured meat and earth. Aged shortly in old oak barrels to mellow and meld the flavors, it’s capable of conjuring Tuscan memories from events you may have never experienced. Contemplative.

Serving Suggestion: Veal chop, with sage, garlic, white beans, and drizzled with the freshest olive oil.

19.99

29 in stock

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2013 Chianti Classico (Masse di Lamole, Le)

Le Masse di Lamole, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2013

100% Sangiovese

GLEAMING DARK FRUIT, FOREST FLOWERS, TOBACCO

The regional name of Chianti evokes a variety of different expectations and impressions, which isn’t surprising given the broad spectrum of possibilities offered by the area’s reds. This one, from one of the most prized corners of Chianti Classico, Lamole, makes its mark somewhere on the borders of medium-ness and fullness of body, the high elevation vineyards having yielded impressive structure and balance. Pretty and profound!

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin w/ garlic & rosemary. Roasted sheepsmilk cheese & garlic-stuffed portobello caps.

29.99

1 in stock

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2010 Chianti Classico "Vigna Viacosta" (Rodano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Rodano, Chianti Classico Riserva "Viacosta", Tuscany, Italy 2010

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY & JUNIPER, SPICE & TOASTY CEDAR, ELEGANT!

Rodano's vineyards have been the source of classic Tuscan wines since the 1700s. Today the wines are made by the Prez (the President of the Chianti Classico Consortium that is, Vittorio Pozzesi) and his son, Enrico. This gorgeous 100% Sangiovese is a spectacular ambassador for the grape and really gets our hearts racing with classic Chianti gusto. Look no further for an impressive Chianti Classico. In fact, you may wonder when (or if) you've had a Central Italian experience as outstanding. Chiantissimo!

Serving suggestions: Convince a friend to make homemade pasta w/ sweet Italian sausage, peppers, several douses of fruity olive oil & a pile of freshly shaved Parm. Word up.

38.99

17 in stock

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2012 Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Lucignano, Fattoria di)

Fattoria Lucignano, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Tuscany, Italy, 2012

80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Merlot and Colorino

ROASTED NUT, BARK SPICE & BLACK CHERRY

This subzone of Chianti is called Fiorentini because of its proximity to Florence. However, the estate's vineyards are just a few hundred feet from becoming Chianti Classico. The estate is run by widow Countess Antonella Guicciardini with a traditional and classic approach. The wine is made and aged in cement tanks - very old school! With no oak to speak of, this Chianti is smooth and tastes of black cherry, coffee and roasted nuts with fruit cradled by new saddle leather.

Serving Suggestion: Pasta dishes, forget the tomato and go with olive oil, garlic, basil and bits of Giacomo's sweet dry sausage. Also great with medium aged cheeses, not too sharp.

16.99

1 in stock

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2013 Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Lucignano, Fattoria di)

Fattoria Lucignano, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Tuscany, Italy, 2013

80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Merlot and Colorino

ROASTED NUT, BARK SPICE & BLACK CHERRY

This subzone of Chianti is called Fiorentini because of its proximity to Florence. However, the estate's vineyards are just a few hundred feet from becoming Chianti Classico. The estate is run by widow Countess Antonella Guicciardini with a traditional and classic approach. The wine is made and aged in cement tanks - very old school! With no oak to speak of, this Chianti is smooth and tastes of black cherry, coffee and roasted nuts with fruit cradled by new saddle leather.

Serving Suggestion: Pasta dishes, forget the tomato and go with olive oil, garlic, basil and bits of Giacomo's sweet dry sausage. Also great with medium aged cheeses, not too sharp.

16.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chignin (Quenard, Domaine)

Domaine Quenard, Chignin, Savoy, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Jacquère

LEMONGRASS, STARFRUIT, PEAR & PINEAPPLE. TART

Made with 100% Jacquère from 40-year-old vines planted from their vineyards outside the village of Chignin in the alpine Savoie region of France (just south of Geneva, Switzerland). Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks, with partial malolactic fermentation that gives it a subtle hint of creaminess. It has wonderful texture for a mountain wine, and shows abundant fruit, lemongrass and a hint of pepper. A crisp, mouthwateringly dry finish completes the package. Delicious good value summer white.

Serving Suggestions: Lovely with roast chicken, pan-fried freshwater fish, and stir-fried squash and zucchini.

17.99

14 in stock

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2011 Chinon "Cuvee Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2011

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

22.99

18 in stock

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2015 Chinon "Rive Gauche" (Bonnelière, Chateau de la)

Chateau de la Bonnelière, Chinon "Rive Gauche", Middle-Loire, France 2015

100% Cabernet Franc

INKY BLACKBERRY, FORESTY PERFUME, FIRM & FRESH

This exemplary Cabernet Franc offers us a one-sip-away view into an enchanted, autumnal forest. Bonnelière’s Marc Plouzeau has a wealth of varied terroir occupied by Cabernet Franc vines and Sauvignon blanc vines ranging in age from 30 to 200 years! Having taken over production from his father, Pierre, at the turn of the millennium, he’s established this cuvée from some of his younger vines. Lively and lushly perfumed, it generously serves up tangy, almost wild berryish brightness and an herbaceous perfume interwoven with velvety juniper.  “Vive Chinon,” indeed!

Serving Suggestion: Braised chicken thighs w/ Dijon mustard & crushed juniper berries. Chevre-stuffed crimini caps w/ dill & scallions.

14.99

6 in stock

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2015 Chinon Rosé (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rosé, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

CHERRY & CHOCOLATE! FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, PINK PEPPERY PERFUME

"Nos vies dans rosé" Our lives in pink! Gouron's tiny production of beautifully dry Cabernet Franc rosé provides us with a tantalizing yearly tease. Perfumy aromas of autumnal, leafy spice and bits of chocolate make us salivate from the very first whiff and hint at the wine's sexy finesse and silky texture! A joy from the moment the cork is popped, this razory and elegant pink has all the flavorful hallmarks of Cabernet Franc, and the bright acidity lingers for minutes. We think of fruity pink peppercorns - A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted turkey with sage, thyme, and butter with lemon zest. Perfect with poached salmon.

16.99

1 in stock

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2014 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2014

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BOLD RED PLUM & CASSIS. ELEGANTLY EARTHY & HERBACEOUS

This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to the central portions of France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with flavor! The cave for aging their wines is dug into a hillside and extends several hundred meters, providing perfect temperatures. Beautifully inky, purple, and fresh, this Cab Franc abounds with perfumy cassis, fleshy black cherry, autumnal leaves and moderate tannins! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted chicken thighs w/ a balsamic glaze & root vegetables. French onion soup w/ meaty chanterelles & thyme (don't skimp on the Gruyère).

16.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chinon Rouge [3 liter bag-in-box] (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon [3 liter bag-in-box], Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BOLD RED PLUM & CASSIS. ELEGANTLY EARTHY & HERBACEOUS

This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to the central portions of France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with flavor! The cave for aging their wines is dug into a hillside and extends several hundred meters, providing perfect temperatures. Beautifully inky, purple, and fresh, this Cab Franc abounds with perfumy cassis, fleshy black cherry, and firm but moderate tannins!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted chicken thighs w/ a balsamic glaze & root vegetables. French onion soup w/ meaty chanterelles & thyme (don't skimp on the Gruyère).

54.99

14 in stock

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2012 Chorey-Les-Beaune Rouge "Les Beaumonts" (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Chorey-Les-Beaune Rouge “Les Beaumonts”, Burgundy, France 2012

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & POMEGRANATE, WILD HERBS & ROSES

Vincent Ledy is turning out stunning Burgundies in minuscule quantities. His total production is 700 case per year, and they taste like every bottle was made with loving attention! This Chorey-Les-Beaune comes from a tiny 1/3 hectare site that he farms with some of the lowest yields in the appellation. It is feminine and distinctively firm at the same time, like a vinous La Femme Nikita.

Serving Suggestion:  Coq au vin or any similar chicken stew, cooked in good wine with root vegetables and generous herbs.

38.99

12 in stock

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2013 Chorey-Les-Beaune Rouge "Les Beaumonts" (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Chorey-Les-Beaune Rouge “Les Beaumonts”, Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & POMEGRANATE, WILD HERBS & ROSES

Vincent Ledy is turning out stunning Burgundies in minuscule quantities. His total production is 700 case per year, and they taste like every bottle was made with loving attention! This Chorey-Les-Beaune comes from a tiny 1/3 hectare site that he farms with some of the lowest yields in the appellation. It is feminine and distinctively firm at the same time, like a vinous La Femme Nikita.

Serving Suggestion:  Coq au vin or any similar chicken stew, cooked in good wine with root vegetables and generous herbs.

38.99

8 in stock

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Chorizo (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Chorizo, Durham, NC

6.99

5 in stock

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Christmas Imperial Stout "Christmas Bomb!" [12 oz bottle] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Christmas Bomb!" Imperial Stout [12oz bottle], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

13% abv

Imperial Stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans and ancho chile peppers.

10.99

5 in stock

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Cidre Demi-Sec "Organic" (Brun de Bretagne, Le)

Le Brun de Bretagne, Cidre Demi-Sec, France NV

9.99

26 in stock

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Cidre Pays d'Auge (Manoir de Grandouet)

Manoir de Grandouet, Cidre, France NV

13.99

3 in stock

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Classic Dark Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

20 in stock

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Coffee Stout "Strongman" (Hi-Wire)

Hi-Wire "Strongman'" Coffee Stout, Asheville, NC

5.3% ABV

Inspired by our head brewer’s cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West, this is a milk stout with some kick. Local coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. is cold-extracted and added post fermentation to this sweet, creamy stout.

9.99

1 in stock

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Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter [12oz cans, 6-pack] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter [12oz cans, 6-pack], Durham, NC

9.99

22 in stock

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Cold Brew Ready-to-Drink Coffee 12oz (Slingshot Coffee Co.)

Slingshot Coffee Co., Cold Brew (Ready-to-Drink Coffee) [16oz], Raleigh, NC

Slingshot is brewed in super-small batches in a temperature-controlled environment so that every ounce of cold brew is the best it can be. Every bottle is filled by hand, labeled by hand and packed by hand in Raleigh, North Carolina.

While the coffees they use will change with fresh crops throughout the year, one thing stays the same: they hand brew and bottle in small batches using only two ingredients — quality, organic coffee beans roasted locally by Counter Culture Coffee; and filtered tap water from the beloved City of Oaks, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bottles need to stay refrigerated and the cold brew tastes best within four weeks of the brewed-on date. Coffee has natural sediments and oils that can settle, so it's best to give it a good shake before drinking.

3.99

8 in stock

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2015 Condrieu (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Condrieu, Northern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 100% Viognier

NECTARINE & LYCHEE, DRIED ROSES, FULL YET FIRM

Condrieu’s granite slopes overlooking the town of Ampuis and the Rhone River are Viognier’s home turf, and it’s here that the grape does its most revered work. Intensely characterful, with poignant peach, floral, and tropical perfumes, the variety can border on overblown when grown in hotter climates or allowed to become overripe, but, like the greatest examples of Condrieu, this offering magnificently maintains its freshness with lively acidity, well-defined fruit, and a modern yet moderate 13.5% abv. Voila! C’est Viognier!

Serving Suggestion: Butter-poached, broiled monkfish (lobster is the classic pairing) w/ fresh, sweet tomato halves & basil. Pad Thai w/ fried tofu, cashews, & beansprouts.

49.99

26 in stock

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2014 Corbieres Rouge (Gasparets, Chateau)

Chateau Gasparets, Corbieres Rouge, Languedoc, France 2014

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

EARTHY, DARK RED FRUITS & FRENCH HERBS

Since 1771, Gasparets has been producing fantastic Corbieres. This is a particularly dark one with sweet red fruit, vanilla, clove and essence of garrigue (wild herbs). The vineyards are way up high and very rocky lending to a style that shows black tar and earth under the fruit. Short time aging in oak barrels adds the smoke; all together you get a dynamic, friendly red with polished fruit and amazing drinkability.

Serving Suggestion: Heavy finger foods, stuffed mushrooms, cheese fondue, chicken in barbecue sauce.

11.99

12 in stock

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2013 Corbieres Rouge " Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2013

{organic} 50% Carignan, 50% Mourvèdre

BARK, SMOKED HERBS, TOASTED SESAME, MEATY

There comes a point for most of us when we reach a plateau. That’s life.They don’t usually come equipped with castles or a stamp from UNESCO however, but, for Martine and her son Christophe Molinier, it did! Their plateau is called “Bouïs” and it juts out of the Corbières landscape like a ship on open water. In the wake of this jutting rock is a region highly susceptible to drought and brush fires, which, in the world of wine, translates to unabashedly unique juice! Honoring that unique character by fermenting in concrete tanks, the Valensol has us saluting: to plateaus! 

Serving Suggestion:  Low and slow a pork shoulder in ginger beer, spice it with yellow onions and nutmeg, and pull it over a bowl of macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar.

14.99

1 in stock

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2014 Corbieres Rouge " Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2014

{biodynamic} 50% Carignan, 50% Mourvèdre

BARK, SMOKED HERBS, TOASTED SESAME, MEATY

There comes a point for most of us when we reach a plateau. That’s life. They don’t usually come equipped with castles or a stamp from UNESCO however, but, for Martine Pages and her brother Christophe Molinier, it did! Their plateau is called “Bouïs” and it juts out of the Corbières landscape like a ship on open water. In the wake of this jutting rock is a region highly susceptible to drought and brush fires, which, in the world of wine, translates to unabashedly unique juice! Honoring that unique character by fermenting in concrete tanks, the Valensol has us saluting: to plateaus! 

Serving Suggestion:  Low and slow a pork shoulder in ginger beer, spice it with yellow onions and nutmeg, and pull it over a bowl of macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar.

14.99

3 in stock

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2012 Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac", Languedoc, France 2012

{organic} 80% Carignan (120+ year old vines), 20% Grenache

PROVENÇAL HERBS, BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLETS

Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried black raspberries, garrigue (rosemary, thyme, lavender), and a slightly smoky earthiness. The inky purple color of this wine is backed up with the essence of violets. Her best vintage in a decade!

Serving Suggestion: All grilled meats. It was also delicious with a salad of fresh frisée topped with sautéed chicken livers and gizzards then drizzled with the pan drippings touched with sherry vinegar.

26.99

14 in stock

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2013 Corbieres Rouge [250ml can] (Chateau de L'Ille)

Chateau de I'Ille, Corbieres Rouge, Languedoc, France 2013

40% Syrah, 40% Mourvedre 20% Grenache noir

4.99

35 in stock

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2013 Cornas "Harmonie" (Farge, Domaine Guy)

Domaine Guy Farge, Cornas "Harmonie," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 100% Syrah

INKY CASSIS, PUNGENT EARTH, LEATHER & OYSTER SHELL

Cornas is frequently seen as the source of harder, more brooding wines of the Northern Rhone. As is the case in its neighboring appellations, Syrah is king here. This rendition from Guy Farge certainly has its edge, but the conventional wisdom of requiring ten years of aging in order to become approachable has been unceremoniously kicked out the window. A blackish-violet core of fruit radiates earthy, leathery aromas of root vegetables and cured meat. Fascinating and fantastic!

Serving Suggestion: Hangar steak w/ roasted beets & creminis. Charred root vegetables w/ dill & sour cream.

44.99

32 in stock

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Cornichons [14oz jar] (Maille)

Maille, Cornichons [14oz jar], France

6.99

16 in stock

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2013 Cortese (Borgo Moncalvo)

Borgo Moncalvo, Cortese, Piemonte, Italy 2012

{organic} 100% Cortese

LEMON ZEST & GOLDEN APPLE, MINERALLY & MEDIUM BODIED, VERY CRISP

Cortese, a grape which many wine lovers associate exclusively with the small Piemontese region of Gavi, actually has a fairly wide northwestern Italian range. This example from less than 40 miles further west has many reminiscences of Gavi's classic hallmarks (vibrant acidity, zesty citrus, restrained minerality) but a significantly lower price tag than most representatives of Cortese's capital - a feature that we certainly appreciate! Borgo Moncalvo is a dynamic family farm with several generations under its belt and a forward-thinking young winemaker at the helm. Solar panels provide power to the estate.

Serving Suggestion: A tremendous companion for seafood and freshwater fare alike but also comfortable being sipped at by itself on a balmy spring evening. Herb-encrusted roast chicken breast w/ a lemon-based marinade.

11.99

3 in stock

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2014 Cote Roannaise "Les Blondins" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Blondins, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2014

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

RIPE FOREST BERRIES, MUSK & MUSCLE IN SPANDEX

Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old, yielding ten different wines which each reflect the terroir of the vineyards. The "Blondins" is produced in cooperation with famous 3 star Michelin Chef Pierre Troisgros for his restaurant in Roanne. You are getting a rare, special taste of Gamay in more muscular, structured style. Bold and beautiful with forest floor earth intertwined with blackberry fruit. Not to be missed. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Go upscale with duck confit over arugula with pickled red onions, or pan roasted duck breast with strawberry balsamic drizzle over mushrooms and potatoes.

18.99

21 in stock

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2015 Cote Roannaise "Les Blondins" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Blondins, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

RIPE FOREST BERRIES, MUSK & MUSCLE IN SPANDEX

Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old, yielding ten different wines which each reflect the terroir of the vineyards. The "Blondins" is produced in cooperation with famous 3 star Michelin Chef Pierre Troisgros for his restaurant in Roanne. You are getting a rare, special taste of Gamay in more muscular, structured style. Bold and beautiful with forest floor earth intertwined with blackberry fruit. Not to be missed. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Go upscale with duck confit over arugula with pickled red onions, or pan roasted duck breast with strawberry balsamic drizzle over mushrooms and potatoes.

18.99

28 in stock

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2013 Cote Roannaise "Les Originelles" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Originelles, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2013

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY, AROMATIC, JUICY

Wow this is Gamay to rave about! Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old. All of his wines are 100% Gamay and each reflects the terroir of the vineyards. Les Originelles is the sort of wine we wish we could share with every customer in the store. Just amazingly delicious with sexy fruit, soft tannins, and a drinkability rating of 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. Bright raspberry and blackberry fruit jump from the glass. This is highly aromatic with delicious acidity on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Try this gem lightly chilled (yes, it's a red wine to chill) with cold salmon salad, beef tenderloin sandwiches and grilled fish dishes.

14.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cote Roannaise "Les Originelles" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Originelles, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY, AROMATIC, JUICY

Wow this is Gamay to rave about! Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old. All of his wines are 100% Gamay and each reflects the terroir of the vineyards. Les Originelles is the sort of wine we wish we could share with every customer in the store. Just amazingly delicious with sexy fruit, soft tannins, and a drinkability rating of 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. Bright raspberry and blackberry fruit jump from the glass. This is highly aromatic with delicious acidity on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Try this gem lightly chilled (yes, it's a red wine to chill) with cold salmon salad, beef tenderloin sandwiches and grilled fish dishes.

13.99

43 in stock

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2014 Cote de Brouilly "Vieilles Vignes" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Jacky Piret, Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLET & IRIS, SLATEY MINERALS

Deft hands in the winery meet with the perfectly ripened fruit from 65 year-old vines grown in some of the finest blue shale soils in all of Beaujolais; a recipe for serious, elegant wine. Clean, slatey minerality runs through bloomy, floral aromatics and soft rich fruit like veins of precious ore glistening in a mountainside. See that? This wine made us paint a pretty picture in your mind. We can't help it with Gamay this good.

Serving Suggestion: Mussels and sausage in a rich curry broth, frites on the side. Panade (giant casserole) of tomato, chard, gruyere, and rustic bread.

19.99

19 in stock

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2013 Cote-Rotie "Drevon" (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Côte-Rôtie "Drevon", Northern Rhone, France 2013

{organic} 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier

BLACKBERRY & DATE, LEATHER & TOAST, EARTHY CACAO BUTTER

The steeply-inclined vineyards of Cote-Rotie overlook the picturesque riverside town of Ampuils. The imposing slopes of its Cote Brun constitute the Northern Rhone’s northernmost extreme and provide the world with some of the most revered Syrah – as beautiful and generous as it is brooding and inflexible. Here, we find the Drevon vineyard of Domaine de Rosiers yielding opaque, mauve elixirs which exemplify classical Syrah as it tastes on its home turf.

Serving Suggestion: Venison & duck stew w/ shallots, parsnips, & cardamom. Stir fried black wood ears, bamboo shoots, scallions, and bean sprouts.

49.99

11 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Giennois Rouge "La Cote" (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Domaine Cedrick Bardin, "La Cote" Coteaux du Giennois Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2014

{sustainable} 80% Gamay, 20% Pinot Noir

FRESH RED PLUM, POMEGRANATE, TART CHERRY, RESTRAINED SPICE

From sustainable producer Cedrick Bardin comes this alluring and rare Loire red blend. Coteaux du Giennois is located on the eastern edge of the Loire Valley northeast of Sancerre. This young and fresh yet harmonious Loire red shows hints of fresh red plum and bright tart cherry reminiscent of a pomegranate fruit roll-up. With aromas ranging from raspberry to piquant spice this wine is sure to create a frolicsome experience. 

Serving Suggestion: Grilled romaine with cultured yoghurt and bottarga. Smoked salmon with bialys.

16.99

16 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes", Languedoc, France 2014

LUSH, FLORAL PEAR, CITRUS & WHITE RAISIN. DRY.

These vines are grown on a hilltop of completely rocky soil called "Marnes," so poor that nobody thought vines would grow there. Dominique Granier traded other plots to get this one and proudly states "If you can find one bucket of dirt on this hill, I'll give you the vineyard!" The stressed vines that grow here now produce incredible grapes for this spectacular white that rivals the great whites of the Rhone Valley.

Serving Suggestions: Steamed crabs. Korean Sea Bass and Shrimp in Kimchee broth. Scallops with leeks and caramelized peaches.

20.99

19 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge "La Clemence" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, "La Clemence" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France 2014

{sustainable} 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

DRIED HERBS, JAMMY RASPBERRY/BLACKBERRY FRUIT

Dominique and Jean-Philippe Granier are third generation family winemakers located on a farm established in 815 during the Roman period for olive oil production. This blend is produced from 25 year old vines growing in dirt, rock and grit - tough conditions! The result is pure elegance bursting with jammy black fruits, smoky bacon goodness and black licorice.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with grilled lamb loin, or whole wheat pasta with rendered bacon, sweet roasted garlic cloves, rosemary and grilled chicken thigh meat.

16.99

20 in stock

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2015 Coteaux du Layon (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

VIBRANT LEMON & MUSKY CANTALOUPE, MIGHTY MINERALITY, SWEET, BALANCED.

Coteaux du Layon, a northern enclave of Anjou which takes its name from the Loire tributary, Layon, has gained fame intensely sweet, botrysized dessert wines nicknamed “Sauternes-Killers”. This still sweet yet impeccably balanced, non-dessert offering has what it takes in the realms of both powerful flavor and intense taste sensations to be counted as a true powerhouse. While it can be (and should be, on occasion) paired with desserts, its richness, complexity and elegance makes it a treat in its own right.

Serving Suggestion: Pungent cheeses – creamy goat’s milk or otherwise. Tangy, fruit-based deserts w/ citrus, pear, or apple.

15.99

8 in stock

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2011 Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté" (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté", Loire Valley, France, 2011

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

UNSTOPPABLE LEMON ZEST & HONEYCOMB, VISCOUS YET BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

In the northwestern reaches of the Middle Loire's Anjou lies the subregion known as the Coteaux du Layon, a haven of intensely perfumed, decadently concentrated desert wines famous not only for their complexity and power but balancing, blaring acidity. English connoisseurs dubbed these wines the "Sauternes-Killers" for obvious reasons. This offering from our friends at Cady is a veritable elixir of indulgence Volupté!

Serving Suggestion: Rich, fatty, soft-ripened cheeses that are bloomy & bark-wrapped. Professor Harbison, I presume...

45.99

19 in stock

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2014 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (Duffour, Domaine)

Domaine Duffour, Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, Southwest, France, 2014

70% Colombard,15% Ugni Blanc,15% Gros Manseng

PERFUMY, JUICY, SOFT. PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GRAPEFRUIT

Among the best value wines of its type, this delicious white is bursting with dry, juicy, tropical fruit. Vigneron Michel Duffour is very talented and in possession of some great old vines that yield terrific wine grapes. His vineyard in the small town of Lagraulet also makes great armagnac and floc. Supplies may be short on this wine, so get it while it lasts.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled halibut or white fish with olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon wheel slice across the top. Also a great universal party wine for finger foods and apps.

10.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (Duffour, Domaine)

Domaine Duffour, Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, Southwest, France, 2015

70% Colombard,15% Ugni Blanc,15% Gros Manseng

PERFUMY, JUICY, SOFT. PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GRAPEFRUIT

Among the best value wines of its type, this delicious white is bursting with dry, juicy, tropical fruit. Vigneron Michel Duffour is very talented and in possession of some great old vines that yield terrific wine grapes. His vineyard in the small town of Lagraulet also makes great armagnac and floc. Supplies may be short on this wine, so get it while it lasts.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled halibut or white fish with olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon wheel slice across the top. Also a great universal party wine for finger foods and apps.

10.99

45 in stock

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2014 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2014

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

5 in stock

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2015 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2015

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

28 in stock

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2013 Cotes de Provence, Rouge (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rouge, Provence, France 2013

{organic} Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre

DRIED BERRIES, SUBTLE SPICES, PRETTY & FIRM

Alain de Welle is a nice, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it’s his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land farmed back to pre-history), his father broke from tradition and raised him in the nearby city of Aix. Alain returned to his family’s roots, (pun intended) and makes honest, modest wines that speak truths without trying to “blow you away." As a bonus, he ages his hearty red wines until they are ready-to-drink. This 2003 is the current vintage!

Serving Suggestions: Marinated lamb kabobs; Charcoal-grilled ribeye with rosemary smoke & sea salt.

15.99

50 in stock

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2010 Cotes du Bourg (Grolet, Chateau la)

Chåteau la Grolet, Cotes du Bourg Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2010

{biodynamic} 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK CHERRY, WARM CINNAMON, CHALKY TANNINS, HERBAL ELEGANCE

During the French Revolution the royalist proprietor of Chåteau la Grolet found himself on the wrong end of a guillotine. Is it the bloodstained land or the iron-rich gravel that gives this wine such complex minerality? The Hubert family bought the property in 1997 to take advantage of the old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon. That alone would blend happily with the dark fruit and rich spice of dominant Merlot here, but it's the earthy presence of Cabernet Franc that makes this wine something truly special.

Serving Suggestions: Rib-eye steak with blue cheese butter and grilled onions, or a ripe wedge of Brillat-Savarin with a crusty baguette on a warm fall afternoon.

15.99

30 in stock

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2013 Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic & vegan} 60% Viognier, 30% Bourboulenc, 10% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. We thought that the wines of Garrigon couldn't get any better until the dawning of this beauty in three-liter format! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

34.99

8 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic & vegan} 60% Viognier, 30% Bourboulenc, 10% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. We thought that the wines of Garrigon couldn't get any better until the dawning of this beauty in three-liter format! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

34.99

11 in stock

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2014 Cotes du Rhone Rosé "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rosé "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

MINERALLY, TART RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER & FLINTY WISPS

Vibrant salmon in color and vibrantly crisp on the palate, this latest offering from the sisters Thibon is a beauty to behold and a refreshing pleasure to sip. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" rosé is a wine with an identity as chiseled as the estate's other gorgeous wines with which we've fallen increasingly in love over the past three years. Vive Le Libian! Vive le rosé!

Serving Suggestion: Sweet, spicy shrimp cocktail w/ celery, jalapeño, & cilantro. Deep fried corn on the cob w/ Szeschuan-esque peppercorn flair!

14.99

59 in stock

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2012 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" 1.5 L (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone "Bout d'Zan" 1.5 L, Southern Rhone, France 2012

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm and elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone features many of the hallmarks of the more famous Gigondas and Cairanne regions nearby. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" shares with him a dark and very Mediterranean complexion. Richly ripe but chiseled and focused, this is one of the greatest Rhone values we've come across in ages!

Serving Suggestion: Kafta kabobs & fattush. Braised venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

30.99

5 in stock

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2011 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Chat Fou" [5 liter Bag-in-Box] (Texier, Eric)

Eric Texier, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Chat Fou" [5 liter Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2011

{biodynamic} 50% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 15% Cinsault, 10% Marsanne, 10% Roussanne

STRAWBERRY, PEPPER, FLORAL, THYME (5L BIB = 6 2/3 bottles=$14.25/bottle)

This is Eric Texier's "Crazy Cat" (Chat Fou) Rhone red that is intended to be a perfect bistro quaffer. In fact, it is frequently served by-the-glass in Durham's own Vin Rouge and Rue Cler French bistros. What makes it special is Eric's devotion to his organic vineyard and the uncommon blend of 20% white grapes in this soft red. It's also dang delicious! Fully rich, flavorful and complex, but smooth as silk. A perfect wine for nightly glasses of deliciousness.

Serving Suggestions: Classic French bistro fare. Rich and meaty dishes with butter and/or cheese and savoir faire!

94.99

5 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2015

[biodynamic] 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

19.99

76 in stock

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2011 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2011

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

2 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2015

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

39.99

31 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic & vegan} 50% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 30% Syrah

SMOKY BERRIES, GARRIGUE & BLACK TEA

From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically-styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues (aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender, and anise that permeates the air in southern France). This is highly recommended, and a stunning value for the laundry list of great attributes that it has. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grilled foods including red meats or mushrooms, eggplants and fingerling potatoes for our vegetarian friends.

34.99

26 in stock

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2013 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

14.99

1 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

14.99

10 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic & vegan} 75% Viognier, 25% Ugni Blanc

ECRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. Comprised of equal parts indulgent and refreshing, this elegant and food-friendly sipper will never wear out its welcome at the table, on the porch, or in our hearts.

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

14.99

26 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

13.99

17 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 45% Viognier, 35% Roussanne 20% Clairette

GINGERED PEACH CUSTARD, BRIGHT & EXOTIC

The soeurs Thibon of Mas de Libian are as thoughtful about naming their wines as they are about creating them. For their single white offering, they play on the "cave canem" ("beware of dog") signs that were discovered in the ruins of Pompeii. Not that there is anything to fear with this delicious Viognier-based blend, 20% of which is fermented in oak before joining with aromatic Roussanne and bright Clairette.

Serving Suggestions: Arugula salad with toasted almond-encrusted baked chevre and grilled apricots; Pike quennelles (delicate fish dumplings) in parmesan cream sauce.

15.99

1 in stock

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2013 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan

SMOKY BERRIES, GARRIGUE & BLACK TEA

From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically-styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues (aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender, and anise that permeates the air in southern France). This is highly recommended, and a stunning value for the laundry list of great attributes that it has. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grilled foods including red meats or mushrooms, eggplants and fingerling potatoes for our vegetarian friends.

11.99

80 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm but elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone features many of the hallmarks of the more famous Gigondas and Cairanne regions on the opposite banks of the Rhone. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" shares with him a dark and very Mediterranean complexion. Richly ripe but chiseled and focused, this is one of the greatest Rhone values we've come across in ages!

Serving Suggestion: Kafta kabobs & fattush. Braised venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

12.99

1 in stock

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2012 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages - Laudun (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Villages "Laudun", Southern Rhone, France 2012

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & CASSIS, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Like the best producers of the southern Rhone, Chateau de Marjolet crafts wines which are deft performers of a balancing act, finding that middle ground between power and finesse. With the precision of a tightrope walker, this red from the village of Laudun brings a restrained clarity of dark fruit together with hedonistic pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is exotic, elegant, and unmistakably Mediterranean. The Pontaud family, champions of terroir-driven wines and environmentally sound viticulture, have brought to life a wine which is like a Chateauneuf du Pape understudy at a fraction of the price.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb or beef w/ prunes and olives braised slowly in red wine and served with mashed potatoes. Punjabi curry w/ puréed tomatoes, cinnamon, & black cardamom.

16.99

7 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages - Laudun (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Villages "Laudun", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & CASSIS, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Like the best producers of the southern Rhone Valley, Chateau de Marjolet crafts wines which are deft performers of a balancing act, finding that middle ground between power and finesse. This red from the village of Laudun brings a restrained clarity of dark fruit together with hedonistic pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is exotic, elegant, and unmistakably Mediterranean. The Pontaud family, champions of terroir-driven wines and environmentally sound viticulture, have here brought to life the perfect Chateauneuf-du-Pape understudy.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb or beef w/ prunes and olives braised slowly in red wine and served with mashed potatoes. Punjabi curry w/ puréed tomatoes, cinnamon, & black cardamom.

15.99

9 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvee Inès" (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvée Ines", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic & vegan} 90% Grenache 10% Syrah

FIRM LOGANBERRY, SMOKE & FRESH LEATHER, TOUCH OF THYME

Hailing from Daniel Couston's estate in the lower reaches of the Rhone's Drôme department, this wine showcases glorious Northern Rhone-esque (despite being predominately Grenache) character from old vines. Powerfully pretty (prettily powerful?) and featuring the combination of inky fruit and sumptuously meaty intrigue which some of the wines of the Rhone are famous for, it is simultaneously lively and deep. A network of earthy intrigue and leathery elegance emerges as the wine opens in the glass. Domaine Le Garrigon consummately impresses us once again... A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Look to the cuisine of Lyon. Venison terrine, cardoon in chicken broth, scalloped potatoes & onion... Tunisian beef stew w/ sweet potato, chick peas, olive oil, black pepper & paprika.

15.99

85 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" (Vitalis, Domaine La)

Domaine La Vitalis, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes," Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

FIRM RASPBERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, WHITE PEPPER & TARRAGON

Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, somehow continues to remain a source for some of the valley's best values. Forged predominantly from 100 year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than half a century ago, this offering from Patrice Jubian makes a superb ambassador for this corner of Mediterranean France, layering the concentrated black and purple fruit associated with these varietals and the coveted garrigue-ish aromatics of the "méridional" countryside.

Serving Suggestion: Indian-inspired burrito of spicy minced goat w/ curried lentils, onions, & tomato sauce wrapped in roti bread w/ cilantro & avocado. Juicy sausage w/ paprika, fennel, & garlic w/ black rice & field peas.

16.99

47 in stock

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Counter Culture Coffee "Hologram" (Counter Culture Coffee)

13.99

5 in stock

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Cremant de Loire Brut (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Cremant de Loire, Middle Loire Valley, France NV

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

ZESTY CITRUS & TANGY APPLE, FLINT, DELICATE GINGER & BISCUIT

The cooler, more northerly regions of France have no shortage of vibrant, elegant sparkling wine to contribute. Joining Champagne are Alsace, Jura, Burgundy, and perhaps most famously, the Middle Loire Valley. Here, Chenin is served well by its tendency toward mouthwatering acidity, mineralistic complexity, and refreshing flavors that manage to layer lemon and tart apple flavors with undercurrents of honey and tropical fruit. This one knows precisely the essential balance to strike between razory, lean restraint and decadent richness of flavor – a tantalizing, seductive dance on the palate.

Serving Suggestion: Delicate freshwater fish w/ butter & shallot. Creamy, ash-dusted goat cheese.Oysters Rockefeller.

15.99

36 in stock

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2014 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge (Combier, Laurent)

Laurent Combier, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge , Northern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 100% Syrah

INKY BOYSENBERRY, EARTHY SMOKE, VIOLETS & VANILLA. GORGEOUS!

Laurent Combier, a second generation vigneron, passionately continues the work begun by his father, Maurice, an organic pioneer who established the estate in the early sixties. What began life largely as pear and apricot orchards with a smattering of vines now includes fifty acres of dynamic vineyard. Formerly known as "Cuvée L" this is the estate's most classic, distinctive Northern Rhone Syrah with an eye turned toward the bistro – a collision vibrant black fruit, flowery spice, and meaty earth armed with an admirably rustic-edged finesse.

Serving Suggestion: This one's for the carnivores. Decadent Lyonnaise cuisine. Braised mutton w/ caramelized shallots & scalloped potatoes w/ parsley. Aged sheep's milk cheeses.

27.99

1 in stock

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2015 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge (Combier, Laurent)

Laurent Combier, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge , Northern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 100% Syrah

INKY BOYSENBERRY, EARTHY SMOKE, VIOLETS & VANILLA. GORGEOUS!

Laurent Combier, a second generation vigneron, passionately continues the work begun by his father, Maurice, an organic pioneer who established the estate in the early sixties. What began life largely as pear and apricot orchards with a smattering of vines now includes fifty acres of dynamic vineyard. Formerly known as "Cuvée L" this is the estate's most classic, distinctive Northern Rhone Syrah with an eye turned toward the bistro – a collision vibrant black fruit, flowery spice, and meaty earth armed with an admirably rustic-edged finesse.

Serving Suggestion: This one's for the carnivores. Decadent Lyonnaise cuisine. Braised mutton w/ caramelized shallots & scalloped potatoes w/ parsley. Aged sheep's milk cheeses.

27.99

3 in stock

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Cucumber Shrub Concentrate (Crude LLC)

Crude LLC, Cucumber Shrub

11.99

6 in stock

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Cueva de los Llanos (Counter Culture Coffee)

14.99

2 in stock

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Curried Peach Jam (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Curried Peach Jam 6oz

9.99

7 in stock

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Curtido Kraut (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Curtido Kraut, 16oz

7.99

1 in stock

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2015 DO NOT USE Sauvignon Blanc (Turnbull)

Turnbull Wine Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2014

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

BRIGHT & TROPICAL. PEACH, GUAVA & ORANGE BLOSSOM

Exotic fruit, aromatic flowers and fresh juicy acidity are the calling cards of this beauty from Turnbull in Napa Valley. Neither New Zealand, nor French in style, this is the Californian/Chilean style which is more tropical and supple, and not oak aged. This juicy Sauvignon shows that Turnbull is multifaceted with a passion for both whites and their classic Napa-styled reds.

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in parchment with white wine, thyme, fennel and cippolini onions.

20.99

10 in stock

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Dale's Pale Ale [6-pack cans] (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Oskar Blues Brewery, Dale's Pale Ale (6-pack cans), Brevard. NC

9.99

6 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Chipotle Chili & Organic Vanilla (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Chipotle Chili & Organic Vanilla [3 oz]

74% Cocoa

74% Dark Chocolate with a spicy kick of chipotle chili in the finish. Great for spicy food lovers.

6.50

57 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Seeds & Guajillo Chili (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Seeds & Guajillo Chili [3 oz]

74% Cocoa

This bar is made from a blend of Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Ecuadorian cocoa beans, with roasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of saltiness and crunch and mild guajillo chili.

6.50

62 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cocoa Nibs (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cocoa Nibs [3 oz]

61% Cocoa

61% Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs. Crunchy and more chocolaty (the Cocoa Nib is the Cocoa bean that has been roasted and separated from the husk).

6.50

47 in stock

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Dark Milk Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

28 in stock

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Dates, California (California)

6.00

2 in stock

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Dirty Bastard [6-pack] (Founders)

Founders Brewery, Dirty Bastard, Michigan

So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads’.

8.5% ABV 50 IBU

10.49

4 in stock

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2014 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet Reserve" 1.5L (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Dolcetto d'Alba “Brichet", Piemonte, Italy 2014

100% Dolcetto

29.99

3 in stock

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2015 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Dolcetto d'Alba “Brichet", Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Dolcetto

WILD BERRY, PLUM GIVING WAY TO PRUNE, HEADY HERBS

Here we have a another delicious Dolcetto from Terrabianca, albeit a richer and more full-bodied example than one typically finds. This is a vivacious and approachable wine, but with added depth, length, and maturity thanks to fruit from 70-90 year old vines that grow on the sunniest part of the hill. In fact, the name "Brichet" derives from Bricco, which relates to the most advantageously sunny part of a hillside vineyard. Abounding with fresh red and black fruit, and tempered by herbal notes that speak more of wilderness than backyard garden. Less than 175 cases produced.

Serving Suggestion: "Red Sauce" Italian-American food. Eggplant parmesan, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Spaghetti alla Vongole, pebbled glass candle holders, red and white checked tablecloth.

14.99

55 in stock

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2014 Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot", Piemonte, Italy 2011

100% Dolcetto

STUNNING RIPE PURPLE DELICIOUSNESS, FLORAL ELEGANCE

Taking the title "Campot" from a local term which refers to the uppermost reaches of a sloping vineyard, this Dolcetto is a contemporary example of what the grape is able to achieve. The varietal's typical acidity and tart berryish appeal melds with a lushness which is surprisingly modern considering the estate's reverence for classical methods. Castello di Verduno (which has existed for 170 years) is owned by staunch traditionalists, the Burlotto Family, who have managed the property for four generations.

Serving Suggestion: Risotto with cotechino sausage and porcini mushrooms. Braised veal chop with gnocchi and truffle oil.

19.99

9 in stock

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Don't Be Mean To People Saison [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Don't Be Mean To People Saion [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

11.99

40 in stock

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2011 Dornfelder, Trocken (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Dornfelder Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2011

100% Dornfelder

PLUMS, BLACKBERRIES, CHERRIES, FLORAL, SOFT TANNIN

The Schneider estate goes back 7 generations and during harvest, one usually finds 3 generations at work! Red earth soils yield wines with finesse and power. Some Dornfelder wines are off-dry, but we feature this dry version for its quality, unique flavors and drinkability. The softer tannin is appealing, especially in warm weather, so you can even chill this wine lightly to bring on the ripe fruit flavors. The refreshingly tart palate is like a canvas to paint this very dark purple/red colored wine.

Serving Suggestion: A match for spicy beef or pork ribs in red BBQ sauce; eggplant parmesan - nice and gooey with fresh mozzarella and ripe tomatoes; and Korean barbecue.

15.99

11 in stock

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Double IPA "Freak of Nature" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Double IPA "Freak of Nature" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

5.99

5 in stock

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Double Red IPA "Tyrant" [500ml bottles] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Double Red IPA "Tyrant" [500ml bottles], Asheville, NC

4.99

1 in stock

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2013 Douro "Andreza" Tinto Reserva (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto Reserva "Andreza", Douro, Portugal 2012

40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinto Roriz

FIRM PLUM & DRIED MISSION FIG, WISPS OF CEDAR & VANILLA

Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are still very much in play, but the stern structure and dusty earthen tones which often populate these wines have been resculpted into something a bit more creamy and cosmopolitan. A delicious twist!

Serving Suggestion: Red-wine marinated roast pork loin w/ garlic, shallots, & white beans. Tender Moroccan stewed goat w/eggplant puree & lemony boiled potato salad.

14.99

37 in stock

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2014 Douro "Andreza" Tinto Reserva (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto Reserva "Andreza", Douro, Portugal 2014

40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinto Roriz

FIRM PLUM & DRIED MISSION FIG, WISPS OF CEDAR & VANILLA

Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are still very much in play, but the stern structure and dusty earthen tones which often populate these wines have been resculpted into something a bit more creamy and cosmopolitan. A delicious twist!

Serving Suggestion: Red-wine marinated roast pork loin w/ garlic, shallots, & white beans. Tender Moroccan stewed goat w/eggplant puree & lemony boiled potato salad.

14.99

37 in stock

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2014 Douro Tinto "Palestra" (Encostas do Douro (Palestra))

Encostas do Douro, Palestra Tinto, Douro, Portugal, 2014

40% Tinta Franca, 40% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinta Barroca

LUSH FRUIT, PLUM & RASPBERRY FRUIT, TASTY

Fermented using only indigenous yeasts and in stainless steel tank as well as traditional stone lagares, the Palestra is a true stunning value. This winery is located in the tiny sub region of Baixo- Corgo where they farm 22 hectares. This red blend is made from traditional Porto grapes, in a dry, full-bodied style. This sensational blend is lush and ripe with plum and raspberry fruits, not oaky, but rich and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meats or savory, earthy dishes, like grilled portobello mushrooms with lentils.

10.99

24 in stock

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2013 Douro Tinto (Lua Nova) (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto (Lua Nova), Douro, Portugal 2013

Touriga Franca & Many More

BLACK PLUM & BERRIES. BOLD, RIPE, & DARK. FULL-BODIED

Often as vines grow older, their production of grapes diminishes to the point that growers will rip them out and replant younger, more vigorous ones. The problem is that younger vines rarely produce wines with as much richness and character as the older, more established ones do. This field blend of Touriga Franca and up to twenty two other traditional Douro varieties comes from a vineyard composed entirely of these old and very special vines which haven't been sacrificed in the name of higher yields. Try a bottle and taste the wisdom that comes with age!

Serving Suggestions: Veal shank in a stew of red wine, onions, carrots, potatoes and a fistful of thyme, rosemary and parsley.

9.99

1 in stock

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2014 Douro Tinto (Lua Nova) (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto (Lua Nova), Douro, Portugal 2014

Touriga Franca & Many More

BLACK PLUM & BERRIES. BOLD, RIPE, & DARK. FULL-BODIED

Often as vines grow older, their production of grapes diminishes to the point that growers will rip them out and replant younger, more vigorous ones. The problem is that younger vines rarely produce wines with as much richness and character as the older, more established ones do. This field blend of Touriga Franca and up to twenty two other traditional Douro varieties comes from a vineyard composed entirely of these old and very special vines which haven't been sacrificed in the name of higher yields. Try a bottle and taste the wisdom that comes with age!

Serving Suggestions: Veal shank in a stew of red wine, onions, carrots, potatoes and a fistful of thyme, rosemary and parsley.

9.99

77 in stock

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Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale "Prairie Ace" [16.9 oz bot] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Standard" A Hoppy Farmhouse Ale [4-pack, 12oz bot], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

5.6% abv

Prairie Standard Hoppy Farmhouse Ale is an exceptional everyday beer. It's a light, crisp Saison with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped with 1 pound per barrel of Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime-like flavor and aroma.

11.99

8 in stock

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Dry Hopped Sour "Amorous" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Dry Hopped Sour Ale "Amourous" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

Amorous is aged in red wine barrels for approximately 8-10 months, and then dry hopped with over 3.5 pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial. We love this beer both fresh off the dry hop and cellar aged.

12.99

2 in stock

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2014 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2014

{organic} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON, BRIGHT BLOSSOMS, SLATEY & CLEAN

The name Konstantin Frank is law in the Finger Lakes region, and his eponymous winery is still the apotheosis of quality vinifera on the east coast. This is a classic old-world-style dry riesling bursting with bright citrus (and citrus peel) flavors and bouyant blossomy aromas. But it's the squeaky clean finish that is truly the star here, a thread of acidity and minerality that elevates the wine from "refreshing" to "ethereal."

Serving Suggestion: Whole grilled trout with lemon and sea salt, alongside buttered sourdough and a medley of summer greens.

16.99

4 in stock

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2015 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON, BRIGHT BLOSSOMS, SLATEY & CLEAN

The name Konstantin Frank is law in the Finger Lakes region, and his eponymous winery is still the apotheosis of quality vinifera on the east coast. This is a classic old-world-style dry riesling bursting with bright citrus (and citrus peel) flavors and bouyant blossomy aromas. But it's the squeaky clean finish that is truly the star here, a thread of acidity and minerality that elevates the wine from "refreshing" to "ethereal."

Serving Suggestion: Whole grilled trout with lemon and sea salt, alongside buttered sourdough and a medley of summer greens.

16.99

11 in stock

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Dry White Port (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Dry White Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375ml)

Arinto, Voisinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina

FLORAL, DRY-ISH, AROMATIC, YOUNG DRINKING

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. White port is rare to find outside of Portugal. We love it in this cocktail.

The "Kopke Cocktail" White Portonic:

In a tall glass filled with ice add:

1/3 white port

2/3 tonic water, squeeze of fresh lime' and stir. Drink and repeat.

10.99

10 in stock

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Dubbel "St. Benedict's Breakfast" [500ml bottle] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Wicked Weed, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Sour Ale with Coffee and Vanilla "Silencio" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(7.4% abv)

Silencio is a sour black ale artfully aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The addition of Madagascar vanilla beans and El Silencio coffee from Mountain Air Roasting culminates in a complex and elevated sour ale.

8.99

7 in stock

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Dunkel Weiss (Hopf Family Brewery)

Hopf Family Brewery, Helle Weisse [500 ml], Germany

4.99

8 in stock

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Dunkel Wiessbier "BA Dunkel Dunk" [6 pack cans] (Southern Pines Brewing Company)

10.99

2 in stock

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2008 Durham t-shirt (WEEKLY yellow - small) (T. S. Designs)

Durham "Crunchy on the outside, warm & delicious on the inside"

15.99

4 in stock

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Endless River Kolsch [6-pack] (Mother Earth Brewing)

Mother Earth Brewing, Endless River Kolsch, Kinston, NC, USA

A clean, crisp beer, Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it. Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish.

9.99

3 in stock

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Enjoy By IPA (Stone Brewing Co.)

Stone Brewing Co., Enjoy By IPA, California

6.99

3 in stock

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2014 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Muscadelle

GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC!

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase terroir - the special characteristics of their land. Clean, bright and fresh, this Sauvignon blend has always impressed us and our friends.

Serving suggestions: Salad of fresh greens topped with sautéed mushrooms and grilled shrimp, finished with tangerine/cumin vinaigrette.

11.99

5 in stock

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2015 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 85% Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, 9% Semillon, 6% Muscadelle

GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC!

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase terroir - the special characteristics of their land. Clean, bright and fresh, this Sauvignon blend has always impressed us and our friends.

Serving suggestions: Salad of fresh greens topped with sautéed mushrooms and grilled shrimp, finished with tangerine/cumin vinaigrette.

11.99

97 in stock

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2015 Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Semillon

MOUTHWATERING LIME, ZIPPY, LIVELY MINERALITY

From the smale onclave of Haut-Benage, Grand-Portail overlooks the Garonne River from a lofty 100 meters. The young Olivier Cailleux represents the sixth generation of his family to sustainably till the clay and limestone soils here – soils much like those of Sancerre. Perhaps that helps explain why this Sauvignon-based white has a tantalizingly juicy acidity that simply will not quit! It grips the sides of your mouth with a lime-ish zip and won't let go. The finish lasts for minutes...

Serving Suggestion: Anything green or coming from the sea. Maybe the best of both worlds... Salad Niçoise w/ rare tuna, haricot verts, tomato, olives, anchovies, & vinaigrette over some mixed greens.

14.99

98 in stock

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2015 Etna Rosato (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosato, Sicilia, Italy 2015

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRY, ELEGANT, RED APPLE, LITTLE RED BERRIES, INTENSE MINERAL

Former pianist Giuseppe Russo cultivates his Nerello Mascalese vines in the black soil on the northern slopes of Sicily's active volcano, Mount Etna. A combination of hot, sunny, dry summer days and cool, refreshingly breezy summer nights bring out the best of his old vines. Dry and elegant, evocative of Provence rosé, but trading wild herbs for intriguing mineral flavors and just the barest hint of ash. Active volcano, remember.

Serving suggestion: Penne tossed with butter, tapenade, anchovy, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh parsley & fresh mozzarella. Summer vegetable soup w/ a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

24.99

2 in stock

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2014 Etna Rosso "a Rina" (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, "a Rina" Etna Rosso, Sicilia, Italy 2014

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRIED GOJI BERRIES, GORGEOUS TANNINS, HIGH ACIDITY

Giuseppe Russo is quite the brave winemaker. His vineyard, certified organic, is located on the eastern end of Sicily in the shadow of Mt. Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The inorganic volcanic soil provides a perfect home to Nerello Mascalese, the dominant grape in the Etna Rosso region. Please forgive us when we say this, but this Etna Rosso is erupting with flavor. Don't be fooled by its near-translucence. The gorgeous pale brick color belies a delightfully tannic mouthful of bright, earthy, acidic goodness. 

Serving Suggestion:  Roasted red pepper hummus on garlic bread. Grilled poussin w/ Mediterranean spices.

22.99

2 in stock

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Export Stout [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Export Stout [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

5.6% ABV

Most beer drinkers are familiar with the Dry Irish Stout, popularized by a certain brewery in Dublin.  The Export Stout is a somewhat bigger version of this beer made to survive oceanic travel, yet still retain the dry, roasted flavors of the original without out being too sweet or cloying.

10.99

32 in stock

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2015 Falanghina del Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2015

{organic} 100% Falanghina

AROMATIC MANGO & PASSION FRUIT, EXPANSIVE YET BRIGHT

Libero Rillo and his father, Orazio, work their hillside vineyards of Benevento, rich in the fiercely volcanic soils that southern Italy's Campania is renowned for. This soil is most famous for yielding dense, powerful reds. Gaining ground in international acclaim, however, are the classically voluptuous yet balanced whites made from the region's indigenous grapes. Falanghina is perhaps the most fashionable of these and can wonderfully hold on to its acidity, which exists in perfect harmony with the intensely ripe, tropical fruit, resulting in a wine which is distinctly full-figured without being cloying. Falanghina? Bellissima!

Serving Suggestion:

Neapolitan pizza! Especially the traditional Margherita or ones topped with anchovies and garlic cloves.

15.99

2 in stock

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2014 Falanghina del Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2014

{organic} 100% Falanghina

AROMATIC MANGO & PASSION FRUIT, EXPANSIVE YET BRIGHT

Libero Rillo and his father, Orazio, work their hillside vineyards of Benevento, rich in the fiercely volcanic soils that southern Italy's Campania is renowned for. This soil is most famous for yielding dense, powerful reds. Gaining ground in international acclaim, however, are the classically voluptuous yet balanced whites made from the region's indigenous grapes. Falanghina is perhaps the most fashionable of these and can wonderfully hold on to its acidity, which exists in perfect harmony with the intensely ripe, tropical fruit, resulting in a wine which is distinctly full-figured without being cloying. Falanghina? Bellissima!

Serving Suggestion:

Neapolitan pizza! Especially the traditional Margherita or ones topped with anchovies and garlic cloves.

15.99

1 in stock

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Farmhouse Ale "Bombadile" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Strawberries "Bombadile" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(4.2% abv)

Bombadile is a limited release Brettanomyces farmhouse ale fermented with a half pound per gallon of ripe Florida strawberries and delicately aged in a French oak foeder.

10.99

4 in stock

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Farmhouse Ale "Ferme de Grand-Pere" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Farmhouse Ale "Ferme de Grand-Pere" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

Ferme de Grand-Pere is our foeder-aged, brettanomyces farmhouse ale. This tart, deep amber ale was rested on over a pound per gallon of marionberries.

11.99

5 in stock

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Farmhouse Ale "Fille de Ferme" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Farmhouse Ale "Fille de Ferme" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

Fille de Ferme is a tart farmhouse ale brewed in the rustic spirit of Old World Belgian-style farm beers. Fermented with a house Brettanomyces culture, and blended with golden sour ale, this beer is then aged in foedre with honeysuckle and fresh orange peel until it reaches perfection. 4.1% ABV

8.99

2 in stock

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Farmhouse Ale, Hoppy "Standard" [4 pack, 12 oz bot] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Standard" A Hoppy Farmhouse Ale [4-pack, 12oz bot], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

5.6% abv

Prairie Standard Hoppy Farmhouse Ale is an exceptional everyday beer. It's a light, crisp Saison with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped with 1 pound per barrel of Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime-like flavor and aroma.

10.99

6 in stock

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Fast Forward (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Farmhouse Blend

40% El Galivan (Ecuador) 60% La Frontera (Peru)

Farmhouse is based on the idea that coffee, like all food, is best enjoyed when it is at its freshest and in season. Here's how farmhouse works: throughout the year, as coffees come and go according to the seasons, we blend them together to underscore their intrinsic deliciousness. And then we sell the result. Simple as that.

14.99

11 in stock

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2014 Faugeres "La Closeraie" (Abbaye Sylva Plana)

Abbaye Sylva Plana, Faugeres "La Closeraie", Languedoc, France 2014

{organic} 40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

JAMMY BERRY, SMOKED BLACK TEA, BIG, LUSH & PEPPERY

At this historic 1139 abbey, the monks used ancient Roman winegrowing methods. Now owned by Nicolas and Henry Ferdinand Bouchard, the estate is updated and making some of the most modern, powerful wines in the Faugeres appellation. These are rich, chewy wines with intense berry flavors. The "La Closeraie" is rich while still maintaining balance. A Closeraie is a small French garden or farm.

Serving Suggestions: Rare grilled leg of lamb or venison. This mouthful of wine will overpower less delicate foods, so go big and gamey.

20.99

22 in stock

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2011 Faugeres "Les Novices" (Abbaye Sylva Plana)

Abbaye Sylva Plana, Faugeres "Les Novices", Languedoc, France 2011

{organic} 40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

RASPBERRY & BLUEBERRY, SWEET HERB & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE

"Les Novices" is a 1970 French film in which a sultry prostitute (played by Brigitte Bardot) and a young nun attempt to convert one another. The same story plays out in this wine, as firm, old-world structure meets sexy, spicy, seductive fruit in a marvelous tête-à-tête. One of our best values from the Languedoc!

Serving Suggestions: Steak (or lamb) tartare with harissa, sesame paste, and scallions.

14.99

67 in stock

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2015 Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco, Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Favorita (Vermentino)

HONEYSUCKLE, TART GREEN APPLE PIE, TOASTED WALNUTS

Winegrower Giorgio Alpiste names his wines after the parcel of land on which the grapes are grown. In the case of "Quattro 20 (Venti)" (or "four winds") his Favorita vines flourish on the sandy, south-facing slopes of his family's farm in the Piemonte town of Mango, where refracted sunlight from the Ligurian Sea accentuates the grape's natural minerality and slightly sharp acidic finish. This makes it a fantastic wine to pair with rich cheeses and pasta dishes dressed with butter and herbs.

Serving Suggestions: Tajarin (hearty egg yolk pasta) with butter, sage, and white truffles, or baked trout with lemon and tarragon.

14.99

100 in stock

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Fearrington Winter "Coffee Pecan Porter" [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Fearrington Winter, Coffee Pecan Porter [22oz], Durham, NC

7.99

7 in stock

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Fig Jam (Dalmatia)

1.00

1119 in stock

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Fine Ruby (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Fine Ruby Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tino Cão

BRIGHT RED, LOADS OF CHERRY FRUIT, BALANCED ALCOHOL, FRESH

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. The current cellars are over seventy years old and in 1999 the winemaking facility was completely modernized. They have one of the deepest and broadest port wine libraries in the world for old vintages with 370 years of port wine production. While their focus is on tawny ports, this Ruby port is a delicious daily style of bright bouncy ruby red nectar. It’s fresh and ready to drink, does not require aging and shows true port character with out being overly sweet.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with strong flavored cheese like our Hook’s creamy blue, or with poached pears, dried figs and walnuts as part of a dessert.

10.99

12 in stock

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Fine Tawny (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Fine Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

NUTTY MAHOGANY RED COLOR, PRUNE, FIG

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. The current cellars are more than 70 years old and in 1999 the winemaking facility was completely modernized. Aged in oak casks revealing an orange-tawny color with vanilla and dried fruits. Soft and balanced with a quality rarely found at this price.

Serving Suggestion: Best as a dessert on its own or with egg based cake desserts that have extra richness. Also great with coffee or vanilla ice-cream.

10.99

10 in stock

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Fino Sherry "Chipiona" [375ml] (Cesar Florido, Bodegas)

Bodegas Cesar Florido, Fino Sherry "Chipiona” [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{organic} 100% Palomino

REFRESHING YET RICH...OCEANIC, ALMONDY PERFUME!

Brimming with an almond-like waxiness, savory mystique, and a powerful suggestion of salinity (without any actual saltiness, obviously), this is a wine that you may find yourself wanting to eat as much as drink. It’s perplexing, perhaps, that it can manage to be as clean as refreshing it is. This is the coveted conundrum of Fino! Completely dry and clocking it at a relatively gentle 15% alcohol, this isn’t as much an acquired taste as it is a friend you’ve always known you’ve had but haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting.

Serving Suggestion: Marcona almonds are practically its soulmate. Seafood spreads (even our Carolinian Calabash stylings) are a dream.

13.99

13 in stock

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2015 First Frost Persimmon Ale [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, First Frost Persimmon Ale [22oz], 2015, Durham, NC

11.99

22 in stock

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First Fruit Cider (Foggy Ridge Cider)

Foggy Ridge Cider, First Fruit Cider, NV, Dugspur, VA

SPICY APPLE, PEAR & CITRUS. RICH, LIGHTLY SWEET & TART

First Fruit is 1.3% residual sugar and comparable to medium dry aromatic American white or, if sparkling, a Prosecco. It is more fruity and aromatic than their Serious Cider, yet because of the acid (from the crabapples and higher CO2 levels) tastes more “tart” rather than “sweet”. First Fruit is a balanced food-friendly cider that pairs well with many flavor combinations. Thomas Jefferson would have consumed this cider on its own.

Serving Suggestions: Washed rind and aged cheeses. Also, a great counterpart for very spicy dishes and sushi kicked up with wasabi.

14.99

15 in stock

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2013 Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion" (Rossingnol, Domaine Philippe)

Domaine Phillippe Rossignol, Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

46.99

21 in stock

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Flanders Red Sour Ale [4 pack Cans] (Destihl Brewing Co)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

9.99

8 in stock

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2015 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

20 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Blanc (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc

FLOWERY, FRESH & FRUITY, SWEET, BRANDY AROMATICS

The AOC Floc de Gascogne is relatively new, established in just 1990. The wine is used as an aperitif and made by blending 2/3 fresh grape juice with 1/3 brandy. In this case it is blended with Armagnac and both must come from the same vineyard. No fermentation occurs. After fortifying the grape juice to between 16% and 18% alcohol, it must be cellared for 10 months and then approved by committee from the appellation before being sold.

Serving Suggestion: Best used as an aperitif wine before dinner, or with a Foie Gras course and some people enjoy this after dinner.

17.99

15 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Rose (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

17.99

7 in stock

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2012 Forkscrew t-shirt (brick - x large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

1 in stock

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Forty-Six (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Forty-Six

70% La Voz, Guatemala, 15% Haru, Ethiopia, 15% Aleme Wako Natural Sundried, Ethiopia

14.99

10 in stock

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France Map (DeLong)

DeLong, French Wine Map

29.99

8 in stock

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2008 Franciacorta Brut Rosato (Monzio Compagnoni, Azienda Agricola)

Monzio Compagnoni, Franciacorta Brut Rosato, Lombardy, Italy 2008

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

DELICATE MOUSSE, POMEGRANATE & WHITE CHERRY, GENTLE SPICE

Not far from Milan, Lombardy's Franciacorta region has provided Italy since 1967 with an official (and very eloquent) answer to France's Champagne. Viticulture has existed here, however, much longer. Today, both the grapes used and the methods employed are, by law, modeled after those of Champagne while guidelines and restrictions are, impressively, even more stringent and conducive to quality. In 1987, 20 years after the area's DOC status became cemented, a young Marcel Monzio Compagnoni founded the estate responsible for this elegantly subtle and intoxicatingly-perfumed bubbly.

Serving Suggestion: Mild sashimi (Snapper or Yellowfin, for instance). Triple cream cheeses. Quiche w/ smoked trout, spinach, & a flaky, buttery crust.

27.99

15 in stock

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2014 Franconia (Visintini)

Visintini, Franconia, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2014

100% Franconia

VIOLETS, POMEGRANATE AND BLUEBERRY ALL DAY LONG

On the very edge of Italy - less than four miles from its border with Slovenia - the Visintini siblings Cinzia, Palmira and Oliviero continue the good work of their great-grandfather Domenico, who bought the estate in the late 1800s. Their wine cellar dates to the 1200s; there is some serious history here, but their winery is very modern. This juicy Franconia is hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks, and that's all they do - their work in the cellar is minimal, but their work in the vineyards is extensive. With certified organic vines moving toward biodynamic, the Visintinis are continuing the 800 year legacy of their land.

Serving Suggestion: Bucheron cheese. Braised venison with cherry-pancetta reduction sauce. Pizza with feta, gorgonzola and spicy sausage.

17.99

5 in stock

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2013 Freisa (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, Freisa, Piemonte, Italy 2013

{organic} 100% Freisa

FIRM RED FRUIT, VIOLETS & HERBS, ZESTY ACIDITY

A tiny ruin in Italy's Piemonte produces some of the areas most expressive wines. The land was bestowed to the Rava Family by Genoese aristocracy and yields spectacular yet humble results – now bottled bearing the "La Casaccia" royal seal. This particular wine’s star is the little known varietal, Fresia, which is a close relative to Nebbiolo and produces wines with a similar brightness and fragrance while remaining lighter, gentler, and more immediately approachable. The flavors of tart strawberry and raspberry are at the forefront of this gem of a wine. Freshly cut herbs and fragrant violets are also on the nose and the palette, accentuating the bold tannins and tangy acidity. 

Serving Suggestion: Veal piccata & fried capers. Risotto w/ prosciutto, snow peas, & fresh mint.

16.99

2 in stock

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Fresh Butter (Cornucopia)

Cypress Grove, Purple Haze, Cypress Grove, California

Pasteurized Goat's Milk dusted with fennel pollen and lavender

PLEASE CALL THE STORE TO ORDER THIS CHEESE BY WEIGHT.

5.99

1 in stock

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Fresh Local Country Breakfast Link Sausage (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Breakfast Sausage, Durham, NC

6.99

9 in stock

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Fresh Local Smoked Polish Sausage (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Smoked Polish Sausage, Durham, NC

7.99

3 in stock

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Fresh Uncured Local Bacon (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Bacon Durham, NC

10.99

4 in stock

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2012 Friulano (Visintini)

Visintini, Friulano, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2012

{organic} 100% Friulano

RIPE QUINCE & APPLE SKIN, WAXY ALMOND, HONEY & GINGER

The Friulano grape's Bordelais origins are belied by its contemporary northeastern Italian name, but this signature specialty of Friuli and neighboring Slovenia has recently found the appreciation of a wider audience than ever before. Brimming with flavors that find their balance happily between the familiar and the exotic, this interesting alternative to more robust examples of Pinot Grigio features an additional apple skin astringency and almond-like waxiness which are delightfully food-friendly and suggest savoriness. The rolling Andrea Visintini estate is a small, scenic collection of 25 hectares straddling Friuli's Colli Orientali, Collio, and Grave DOCs.

Serving Suggestion: Omelet (for dinner!) w/ smoked salmon & ricotta. Risotto w/ baby asparagus. Sushi of a fusion and/or rainbow roll variety (don't skimp on the eel, avocado, tempura, or cream cheese).

16.99

12 in stock

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2007 Friulano "Jakot" ("orange" wine) (Terpin, Franco)

Franco Terpin, Friulano "Jakot" ("orange" wine), Friuli, Italy 2007

{organic} 100% Friulano

TART APRICOT & PEAR SKIN, EARTHY HONEY & PINENUT

This is classic, unfiltered, uncensored orange wine – the centuries-old style that eccentric winemakers on both sides of the Italian/Slovenian border have turned into a cult sensation. Often talked about but rarely seen, these are made from white grapes and treated to extended skin contact. This process is an integral part of red wine production, but white winemaking seldom involves skins once grapes are crushed. Two months of fermentation by wild yeast in both steel and oak accentuates exotic honeyed aromas and a rich, slightly tannic mouthfeel. 

Serving Suggestion:  Franco Terpin's side project is making salamis and pancetta the size of your leg, so let this spirit be your guide in choosing the accompaniment.

38.99

7 in stock

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2009 Fronsac Rouge "La Cheneraie" (Jeandeman, Chateau)

Ch. Jeandeman, Fronsac Rouge "La Cheneraie", Bordeaux, France 2009

VELVETY! RED FRUIT, GRAVEL, YUMMY CHEWY TANNINS

Originally this estate answered to the name "Escotebise"("listening to the wind"), a poetic nickname for the perch that the estate held at the highest point of the Fronsac region. Poetry aside, it was a terrible thing to pronounce for Flemish merchants, and Jean Chollet, the founder and owner, was adored in 18th century Flanders. Eventually, Jean gave up correcting his customers and renamed his estate for the endearing title it fetched in the shops, Chateau Jeandeman, literally translating to Chateau Jean The Man! Today, Jean "The Man" Trocard minds the 82 limestone acres of the estate to a poetic effect. From 45 year old Merlot vines and a year-long rearing through French oak comes this velvet-smooth red with opulent ripe red berries, and a chewy tannic structure.  

Serving Suggestion: Chicorée et Volaille à la Bruxelloise (an ode to Flanders: stuffed chicory, wrapped in chicken breasts w/ loads of crushed garlic, white pepper, nutmeg, & gouda. Do it.)

24.99

8 in stock

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2009 Fronton Rouge "Coste Rouge" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombiere, "Coste Rouge" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2009

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

EXOTIC, EARTHY & PEPPERY. BLACKBERRY & VIOLETS

This is Diane & Philippe Cauvin's pure Negrette grape cuvee from a single parcel of vineyard with iron rich soils of pebbles, gravel and sand. The distinctive soil gives the wine a softer but more intense flavor of the Negrette grape, almost heightening its characteristics. This is the most pure expression of wine from Fronton, a standard by which others are measured!

Serving Suggestions: Cassoulet, the bean, pork, duck and sausage casserole of southwest France is a classic pairing, since they originate in the same region.

24.99

4 in stock

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2014 Fronton Rouge "Réserve" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Reserve" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2012

{organic} 80% Négrette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernets Sauvignon & Franc

BLACKBERRY & RIPE CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERAL & SWEET HERBS

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's frontiers for wine lovers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a wholesome spiciness which is striking yet understated. The Cuvée Réserve from Chateau la Colombière, an estate with a rich history of over 600 years, presents the region's Négrette grape in the starring role with support from Cabernet and Syrah.

Serving Suggestion: Stewed venison with tomatoes, red onions, and oregano. Punjabi goat curry with potatoes, cardamom, and coriander.

13.99

55 in stock

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2015 Fronton Rouge "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Vinum" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, ETHEREAL HERBS, GENEROUS SPICE

Of all the specialized and unusual appellations of southwestern France, Fronton, less than half an hour north of Toulouse, is quite possibly the most unique. Its exotic Négrette grape is cultivated virtually no where else on Earth. The Cauvin family of Chateau la Colombiere have, with their "Cuvée Vinum," brought forward an elegant and balanced representation both of Négrette and of their terroir, showcasing firm purple fruit, elegant earthy mineral, dill, and vigorous spice which perfectly complements the wine's medium body and solid frame.

Serving Suggestion: Cassoulet with pork shoulder, sausage, and bacon. Roasted cornish hen with thyme rosemary, and Sage.

11.99

129 in stock

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2015 Fronton Vin Gris "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Vin Gris "Vinum", Fronton, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 100% Négrette

BRIGHT, FRESH SUMMER GARDEN AROMAS, SILKY RIPE RED FRUIT

Philippe and Diane Cauvin are champions of the heat-loving Negrette grape, which is grown almost exclusively in their little corner of France's Sud-Ouest, and they use fully biodynamic farming methods despite the area’s fickle climate. The deep black but thin-skinned Negrette stars in this lovely Rosé. It goes beyond your average sunny day quaffer. A bit round, a bit soft, this is a rosé for breezy summer nights rather than scorching afternoons.

Serving Suggestions: Baked or grilled NC flounder with sungold tomato concassé. Crunchy crostini with robiolo cheese, dill, and caper.

12.99

33 in stock

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2013 Garnacha "Camino de Navaherreros" (Bernabeleva)

Bernabeleva, Garnacha "Camino de Navaherreros", Madrid, Spain 2013

100% Garnacha

BRIGHT RASPBERRY & DRIED GOJI, ROSEMARY & RHUBARB, WHITE PEPPER

Forged in the cooler, arid reaches of Madrid's Sierra de Gredos, this elegantly spry Garnacha combines the varietal's signature violet intensity with a firm, lithe frame and healthy acidity owing much to the region's high elevation and mountainous terrain. Bernabeleva (meaning "forest/path of the bear" was founded in 1923 by Vincente Álvarez-Villamil, who named it for ancient bear/bull/boar carvings in stone which can be found in nearby Ávila. This red, too, has a distinctly chiseled quality about it – vibrantly bold, bright, and with an impression of effortlessness.

Serving Suggestion: Ossobuco-esque roast lamb shanks & savory spinach salad w/ marcona almonds & dried goji berries. Local sausage (Firsthand foods, anyone?) w/ baked collard greens & smashed potatoes w/ tarragon & chives.

17.99

4 in stock

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2015 Garnacha "Finca La Cañada" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "Finca La Cañada", Aragón, Spain 2015

{organic} 100% Garnacha

BRIGHT BLACK RASPBERRY. SPICY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!

The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. From this area, the birthplace of the Grenache/Garnacha grape, comes this lovely, refreshingly fruity red. (bonus info: The label is made from stone paper, instead of wood paper.) And no, it's not from Canada, eh?

A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The perfect red for Chili, or any other savory, spicy dish that you want to throw a red wine at!

7.99

79 in stock

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2013 Garnacha "G" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G", Calatayud, Spain 2013

{organic} 100% Garnacha

RICH BLACKBERRY, SPICY FIG, SILKY COCOA

This unctuously oaken take on Aragón's native Garnacha grape from Bodegas Tempore tips the scales. The iconic "G" spends four months in barrel, adding a creamy, cedary spice to what would already be a naturally luscious confection of a red. Redolent of spice, coffee, and cocoa, it pours a deep garnet-black in the glass and has a powerful silken texture reminiscent of Amarone What a sexy wine! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork slowed-cooked in a rich mole sauce, or birria w/ roasted peppers and goat or mutton.

16.99

30 in stock

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2015 Garnacha Joven "Terrae" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha Joven "Terrae", Aragón, Spain 2015

{organic} 100% Garnacha

A BOUQUET OF VIOLETS, A BOWL OF BLACKBERRIES

The Yago Aznar family continues a long history of respectful farming practices and viticultural sensibilities, evident in their organic "Terrae" wines. Their old vine garnacha grapes ripen on the arid plains where Zaragoza, Teruel, and Bajo Aragón meet. They are harvested by hand and bottled young, resulting in a youthful, richly aromatic wine full of ripe purple fruit and flowers. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork tenderloin with wild blueberries and thyme; roasted quail with sautéed mushrooms over rice.

9.99

87 in stock

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Gentiane - Quina (Quinquina Digestif) (Bonal)

Bonal, Gentiane-Quina, Quinquina Digestif, Jura, France NV 16% abv

Made from grape must, bark and gentian (from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse), created in 1865 by a monk, doctor, brother Raphael (whose real name was Hippolyte Bonal). Traditionally consumed as a digestive or as a mixer in a cocktail. This is a bitter herb mix and one of the original great cocktail mixers available again in the US.

Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for

its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating

palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as

“ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist; also may enhance classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.

18.99

9 in stock

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Germany Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Germany Wine Map

29.99

7 in stock

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2013 Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

14 in stock

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2014 Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

28 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 2014

100% Gewurztraminer

14.99

29 in stock

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2013 Gewurztraminer (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, Gewurztraminer, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Gewurztraminer

PERFUMY PINEAPPLE, ROSES, LYCHEE. VERY DRY

In the classical style of Alsatian Gewurztraminer, this white is very aromatic and fruit-driven on the nose, but follows through with great acidity and more or less dry finish. We love the clean, pure flowery notes in between the fruit. No oak to be found, this wine is light in acid and full on flavor.

Serving Suggestion: An Asian food perfect match, also great with most Indian dishes and with cows milk cheeses.

16.99

1 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, Gewurztraminer, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014 {biodynamic} 100% Gewurztraminer

PERFUMY PINEAPPLE, ROSES, LYCHEE. VERY DRY

In the classical style of Alsatian Gewurztraminer, this white is very aromatic and fruit-driven on the nose, but follows through with great acidity and more or less dry finish. We love the clean, pure flowery notes in between the fruit. No oak to be found, this wine is light in acid and full on flavor.

Serving Suggestion: An Asian food perfect match, also great with most Indian dishes and with cows milk cheeses.

16.99

17 in stock

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2012 Gigondas (Raspail, Chateau)

Chateau Raspail, Gigondas , Southern Rhone, France 2012

{sustainable} 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

FIRM BLACK RASPBERRY, CACAO & SPICE, BROAD-SHOULDERED YET LITHE

The chateau among the vineyards of Raspail was erected in the mid-1800s courtesy of money earned by Eugene Raspail, the estate's young heir when he turned a recently excavated Roman statue for a handsome profit. Today, the estate's chateau and 43 hectares belong to the Meffre family, whose presence as vignerons in the Southern Rhone spans many generations. True to form, sterner than the wines of Vacqueyras, and less voluptuously perfumed than those of Chateauneuf, this Gigondas represents a darker more angular face of the Southern Rhone while remaining generous.

Serving Suggestion: Stewed/braised venison shoulder & caramelized onions topped w/ scalloped potatoes. Duck cassoulet

29.99

5 in stock

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2014 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes "Les Deux Juliette" (Grand Montmirail, Domaine du)

Domaine du Grand Montmirail, Gigondas Vieilles Vignes "Les Deux Juliette", Southern Rhone, France 2014

80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

BLACKBERRY & CHOCOLATE. EARTHY GARRIGUES

Yves Cheron owns tiny hillside vineyards in Gigondas and Vacqueyras and makes lovely, classic wines in his subterranean wine cellar. The solidly built reputation for firm, uncompromising structure and large stature in Gigondas holds true for this wine, but this is a decidedly "pretty" representative of the appellation. Ripe purple fruit character and a dusting of cocoa and lavender combine with firm but gracefully fine-toothed tannin.

Serving Suggestion: Sweetbreads w/ puréed cauliflower and sweet & sour brussels sprouts. Beef Stroganoff with thyme and rosemary.

26.99

17 in stock

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Ginger Ale "Not as Hot" (Blenheim)

Blenheim, Ginger Ale "Not as Hot", Hamer, South Carolina

1.99

57 in stock

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Ginjo Sake "Mizbasho" [180ml] (Nagai Sake)

Nagai, Ginjo Sake "Mizbasho" [180ml], Gunma, Japan

7.99

1 in stock

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Ginjo Sake [180ml] (Hananomi Sake-Katana)

Hananomi Sake-Katana, Ginjo Sake[180ml], Shizuoka, Japan

6.99

4 in stock

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2014 Godello (A Coroa, Adega)

Adega A Coroa, Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain 2014

{sustainable} 100% Godello

FLINTY, MEYER LEMON, POLLEN, DEEP & COMPLEX

Angel Lopez built his winery incorporating Roman ruins already on the site. A former nursery owner, he helped cultivate and supply most of the vineyards in this region to the Godello and Mencia vines, which until ten years ago had been abandoned for more "famous" grapes. Now everyone in this area is proud of these two indigenous grapes with distinct characteristics and depth found in few wine regions around the world.

Serving Suggestion: Oven roasted scallops on the half shell topped with minced shallots, bread crumbs, torn jamon, and EV olive oil.

21.99

15 in stock

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2015 Godello "Finca Os Cobatos" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Finca Os Cobatos,” Galicia, Spain 2015

100% Godello

GUARANA & PEAR, ELEGANT MINERAL, LUSH YET BRIGHT

Tucked away in Northwestern Spain's Galicia, where some of the country's best white wines are grown on misty hillsides, is a lesser-known but very exciting area known as Monterrei. Here we find one of Manuel Mendez's three small estates. Not far from Portugal's border, these drier, inland mountain reaches provide the lush, subtle, complex Godello grape one of its favored environments. This spectacular specimen touts the variety's textbook combination of a white Burgundian build, mineral, and tropical fruit with stunning depth.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters or mussels flash-grilled w/ grits or polenta. Octopus.

9.99

25 in stock

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2012 Godello "Via Nova" (Virxen de Galir, Bodegas)

Bodegas Virxen de Galir, "Via Nova" Blanco, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain 2012

{sustainable} 100% Godello

HEADY FLOWER GARDEN AROMAS, LUSH WHITE FRUIT, GOLDEN APPLE

High up in Galicia, the Godello grapes that make up this exquisite wine cling precariously to the steep mountain slopes. At inclines over 40 degrees, they are drenched in sun and ripen beautifully, all while absorbing a mineral zing from the broken shale soil. Effortlessly displaying complex aromatics and light polleny musk, this is a show-stopper and an amazing value.

Serving Suggestions: White anchovies with a shake of pepper, drizzled in olive oil. Roasted red and yellow peppers over grilled bread, with slivers of sheepy Spanish cheese.

13.99

1 in stock

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Golden Ale "Bryant Bridge Gateway" [32oz can] (Bull City Burger and Brewery)

Bull City Burger and Brewery, "Bryant Bridge Gateway" Golden Ale [32oz can], Durham, NC

This straw-colored Golden beer is capped with a pillowy white head and is light on the tongue. Fruit flows into the flavor with more peach and citrus. Low hop levels give this beer a light and delicate finish. We recommend this brew to those just venturing into craft beer or anyone looking for a refreshing thirst quencher. Durham’s Bryant Bridge crosses over Hwy 147 and is the one lighted with blue LED lights at night. It is the gateway to the Bull City and this is BCBB's gateway to drinking craft beer.

Hops: Goldings, Willamette

7.99

2 in stock

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Golden Ale "Glutiny" [6-pack] (New Belgium)

New Belgium, "Glutiny" Golden Ale, Fort Collins, Co

Gluten Reduced Golden Ale

9.99

2 in stock

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Golden Sour Ale "Myrtille" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, "Myrtille" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

14.99

8 in stock

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Gose "Little Mountain" (Farm's Edge) [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Farm's Edge Series: "Little Mountain" Gose [22oz], Durham, NC

7.99

4 in stock

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Gose "The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose" [6-pack, 12oz cans] (Anderson Valley Brewing Co.)

Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Gose "The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose" [6-pack, 12oz cans], Anderson Valley, CA

With a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones in our Gose develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy, reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze.

Malts: Pale Two-Row, Cara-Crystal Wheat

Hops: Bravo

4.2% ABV

10.99

1 in stock

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Gose [6 pack, 12oz cans] (Westbrook Brewing)

Westbrook Brewing, Gose [6 pack, 12oz cans], Mt. Pleasant, SC

4% ABV     5 IBU

This is Westbrook's interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style has made a comeback.

10.99

5 in stock

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Gose [6-pack Cans] (Hi-Wire)

Hi-Wire "Uprisin'" Hefeweizen, Asheville, NC

5.0% ABV

Traditional wheat ale, big ester notes of banana - backed by tones of clove and peppercorn. Brewed w/ 100% Asheville, NC grown wheat from Riverbend Malt House.

A Summer favorite.

nce the earthy and floral hops that give way to a roasted malt profile, The Contortionist will bend your perception of what a Black IPA can be.

10.99

3 in stock

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Grand Quinquina {aperitif} (Byrrh, Caves)

Caves Byrrh, Grand Quinquina (Apéritif), Thuir, France

Various Red Varietals (mainly Grenache, Carignan, and Muscat), mistelles, chinchona, other herbs & spices

18% ABV

RASPBERRY, BITTER ORANGE, QUININE, SPICED COCOA, HERBS

The Violet brothers, Pallade and SImon, first concocted their recipe for a chinchona-based apéritif in 1866, inspired by the popularity of quinine-based tonics made from from the medicinal plant entrusted to Europeans by the Quechua indians of Peru. Byrrh began to reappear on mirrored bar shelves in 2012 thanks to the "wine archaeologists" at Haus Alpenz. With a gentle sweetness that offsets its complex blend of quinine, citrus peel, bitter herbs and cocoa, Byrrh is further matured in oak, which mellows its flavors and gives it a comforting warmth.

Serving Suggestions: Straight with a twist of lemon, on the rocks alone or with a splash of soda and an orange wedge, or blended into a cocktail with Armagnac and the mixer of your choice.

23.99

19 in stock

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2014 Graves "Cuvée Berengere" (Lusseau, Chateau)

Lusseau, Graves, "Cuvée Berengere," Bordeaux, France, 2014

{organic} 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS & RIPE BLACKBERRY, FIRM GRAVELLY MINERALITY

Just 7 hectares of gravely, clay soil vineyards, this estate is tiny and part of the family since the 1800s. High density plantings and short pruning concentrate and focus the flavors in the wine. Final hand-harvesting ensures quality in the bottle. Berengere is the young woman winemaker creating a revolution at the estate and turning heads by bringing her feminine touch to a male dominated region. This Graves shows baked blackberry fruit, with toasted bread crust, vanilla spice and currants all through the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak marinated in cilantro, garlic and chili flakes. This is a meat lover's red Bordeaux.

19.99

24 in stock

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2015 Graves Blanc (Magneau, Chateau)

Chateau Magneau, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon,10% Muscadelle

RACY, LEAN, CRISP CITRUSSY GRAPEFRUIT AND FLINT

The estate goes back to 1400 AD, the times of Henry IV,and today it is owned by the Ardurats family. With a mere 40 hectares of vines, and just 25 of them planted to white varietals in gravel soils, this Graves Blanc is racy and dry sans the oak. Lean, crisp and zippy, the Magneau shows a flinty grapefruit citrus and green pear quality. A deliciously aromatic and clean tasting wine.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with fish en papillote (in parchment) with a broth of daikon, green onion, shredded carrots and leeks.

15.99

23 in stock

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2008 Graves Rouge (barriques) (Lusseau, Chateau)

Chateau Lusseau, Graves Rouge (barriques), Bordeaux, France 2008

{organic} 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc

BOLDLY CLASSICAL BORDEAUX. CASSIS, BERRIES & TOAST

This cuvée melds a classic balance of Merlot's blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon's cassis, Malbec's prune and Cab Franc's herbaceous spice adorned with a sumptuous toastiness which is the result of a 14 month tenure in oak barrels. This truly is a masterpiece or, more accurately, a Mistress-piece since it is the work of a very talented woman winemaker who began with no experience in 1997 and has now captured the region's full attention.

Serving Suggestions: Dry aged beef. Meat stock reduction sauces. Thick, juicy, gourmet burgers.

29.99

14 in stock

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Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free)[500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

9 in stock

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Green's IPA (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free)[500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

7 in stock

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Green's Triple Blonde Ale "Quest" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Triple Blonde Ale "Quest" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

14 in stock

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Grenadine (Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.)

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., Grenadine, Charleston, SC

17.99

14 in stock

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2015 Grolleau Gris (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Grolleau Gris, Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Grolleau Gris

PEACH BLOSSOM & STRAWBERRY, TONGUE-TINGLING, ZESTY MINERAL

Grolleau Gris is the lighter skinned, pink-ish variant of a once-ubiquitous Loire grape responsible for an ocean's worth of crisp rosés and light-bodied reds. We don’t encounter Grolleau-based wines as much as we once did, and Grolleau Gris is an outright rarity! Thankfully, this rendition from Jérome Choblet, while made in very limited quantities, makes up for all the years that we didn’t know we were missing the variety. Hailing from the Atlantic reaches of the Loire’s Muscadet country, this not-quite-effervescent white tingles with mouthwatering acidity, summery fruit, and that spirit of adventure that can only come from drinking wine made from exotic grapes. Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Maki sushi w/ snapper, salmon, pickled plum, & cucumber. Vegetarian bibimbap (and other lighter, medium-spicy Korean dishes).

12.99

28 in stock

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2013 Gruner Veltliner (Seifried)

Seifried, Gruner Veltliner, Nelson, New Zealand 2012

{biodynamic} 100% Gruner Veltliner

LYCHEE & LIME, PEPPERY MINERAL, DELICIOUSLY FIRM ACIDITY

Grown in Seifried's "Brightwater Vineyard," notable for its austere and stoney consistency, this torch-carrying New Zealand Grüner demonstrates just how comfortable the varietal can be outside of central Europe. As the flagship varietal of Austria, it also gets along famously with Seifried's proprietor, Hermann, a fellow ex-pat. Practically crackling with mineral energy, citrus, and tangy kiwi (no pun intended!), this elegant and fresh Grüner is phenomenally versatile with food and equally at home as the center of attention.

Serving Suggestion: Baked greenshell mussels w/ a groovy Grüner-infused sauce containing butter, garlic, & a squeeze of lime. Grilled crayfish w/ lemon, olive oil, & fennel.

19.99

3 in stock

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2012 Gruner Veltliner (Zocker)

Zocker, Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, California 2012

100% Grüner Veltliner

CRISP PEAR, LIME & TROPICAL FRUIT, FAMILIAR GRÜNER MINERALITY

Grüner Veltliner from the United States? The Niven family established Zocker for the specific purpose of bringing Grüner to California, and the "Paragon Vineyard" of Edna Valley, with its cooler climate and extended growing season, provides the perfect Pacific backdrop for the grape's home-away-from-home. Despite emerging from over 6,000 miles away from its native eastern Austria, this Grüner has brought with it the energetic fruit, gleaming minerality, and soft-spoken elegance we so admire. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Decadent Viennese breaded & fried chicken garnished with lemon wedges and served with cornichons, dill, & parsley. Artichoke carpaccio with capers, chèvre, olive oil & lemon juice.

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Gruner Veltliner (Zocker)

Zocker, Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, California 2014

100% Grüner Veltliner

CRISP PEAR, LIME & TROPICAL FRUIT, GRÜNER MINERALITY

Grüner Veltliner from the United States? The Niven family established Zocker for the specific purpose of bringing Grüner to California, and the "Paragon Vineyard" of Edna Valley, with its cooler climate and extended growing season, provides the perfect Pacific backdrop for the grape's home-away-from-home. Despite emerging from over 6,000 miles away from its native eastern Austria, this Grüner has brought with it the energetic fruit, gleaming minerality, and soft-spoken elegance we so admire. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Decadent Viennese breaded & fried chicken garnished with lemon wedges and served with cornichons, dill, & parsley. Artichoke carpaccio with capers, chèvre, olive oil & lemon juice.

19.99

19 in stock

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2015 Gruner Veltliner "Gmork" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Gmork", Wagram, Austria, 2015

100% Grüner Veltliner

WHITE FLOWERS, CITRUS & GREEN APPLE, MINERALLY & DRY

Fourth generation winemaker, Anton Bauer has a reputation for making traditional-style wines in the hills of Wagram in Austria. Now making waves as the young winemaker who "makes no wines that are less than outstanding," his Gmörk Vineyard Grüner Veltliner is a classic example of the Wagram style, showing ripe green apple, great acidity, citrus notes. The distinctive aroma of white flowers pervades the nose.

Serving Suggestions: Great with a broad variety of vegetarian dishes. Fleshy fish fare. Anton himself recommends it with Southern fried chicken, and we concur!

14.99

40 in stock

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2015 Gruner Veltliner "Klassick" (Nastl, Weingut)

Weingut Nastl, Gruner Veltliner "Klassick", Kamptal, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

CRYSTALLINE MINERALITY, RICH YET RESTRAINED, TRADEMARK WHITE PEPPER

We adore the enchantingly unique qualities of Austria's Grüner Veltliner, and it's even easier to worship when it comes as a screaming value like this offering from Nastl out of Langenlois in Niederösterreich (lower Austria). The Nastl winery has been family-run since 1656, and all five members of the Nastl family are directly involved in the business, whether in the vineyards or in their "Heurigen," a classic example of an Austrian wine restaurant which serves homemade wine with homemade dishes. This wine is strikingly refreshing with fierce minerality and the hallmark Grüner tingle of white pepper on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A spread of crostini from Toast in downtown Durham: chicken liver, pancetta, & pickled fennel: warm goat cheese, local honey, & black pepper; garlicky mushrooms, thyme, & gorgonzola.

10.99

10 in stock

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2015 Gruner Veltliner "Rosenberg" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Rosenberg", Wagram, Austria, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Grüner Veltliner

WHITE PEPPER, MINERAL, FLOWERS & GREEN APPLE

Ried Rosenberg is one of the best-known vineyards in Austria, and produces some of the greatest Grüner Veltliner in the world. This one, from perfectionist winegrower Toni Bauer, is very aromatic and full with round, balanced fruit and crisp acidity. The distinctive soil of this vineyard lends a pleasant mineral complexity and white pepper aroma typical of great Grüners.

Serving Suggestion: Highly versatile, and especially suited to simply prepared east Asian cuisine, including fish with fresh herbs.

19.99

9 in stock

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2014 Gruner Veltliner "T26" (Federspiel) (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2014

100% Gruner Veltliner

MOUTHWATERING, VIBRANT CITRUS AND PEPPERY MINERAL, IMPRESSIVELY LONG FINISH

When importer of Austrian wines Klaus Wittauer was tasting through the cellar of the Mittelbach family at their Tegernseerhof winery, he was in search of their best inexpensive wine. When he found his favorite, he said "This is it! I'll take the whole tank." That tank was #26, lovingly called T26. It's now the nickname for the best inexpensive wine that Klaus selects each year from the Mittelbachs. Taste why, this stuff is amazing!

Serving Suggestion: Simple roast or fried chicken, but especially fried, hammered veal cutlet.

16.99

12 in stock

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2015 Gruner Veltliner "T26" (Federspiel) (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

MOUTHWATERING, VIBRANT CITRUS AND PEPPERY MINERAL, IMPRESSIVELY LONG FINISH

When importer of Austrian wines Klaus Wittauer was tasting through the cellar of the Mittelbach family at their Tegernseerhof winery, he was in search of their best inexpensive wine. When he found his favorite, he said "This is it! I'll take the whole tank." That tank was #26, lovingly called T26. It's now the nickname for the best inexpensive wine that Klaus selects each year from the Mittelbachs. Taste why, this stuff is amazing!

Serving Suggestion: Simple roast or fried chicken, but especially fried, hammered veal cutlet.

16.99

3 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Grüner Veltliner, Burgenland, Austria 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Grüner Veltliner

CRISP GREEN APPLE, EXOTIC FLORAL, LIGHTLY SMOKY MINERALS

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. They grow vegetable crops, raise cows and pigs, make wine, produce mico-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. While Grüner Veltliner is not typical from Burgenland, this is a standout for its dry racy style layered with exotic citrus, fresh zippy texture and lip smacking dry acidity.

Serving Suggestion: Cold salads from grilled chicken, salmon or tuna, or oven roasted white flaky fish with fresh herbs and lemon zest.

13.99

72 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner "11.5" (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner "11.5," Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic} 100% Grüner Veltliner

KEY LIME & GREEN APPLE, SPRIGHTLY TANGINESS, DELICATE MINERAL

ChrIstoph Edelbauer’s combination of reverence for his land and forward-thinking, ecologically sound production methods cement him as an instant viticultural hero. Yes, much of Austria is Grüner country, and Kamptal is one of the variety’s greatest capitals. Christoph deftly demonstrates the various faces that the noble grape is able to assume, and this particular one is lean and light yet delightfully generous in its perfume and ample in its acidity – a glimmering green gem and a W.A. exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Poached trout w/ butter & white wine sauce, white asparagus, & polenta or grits. Muenster/hummus/beansprout sandwich on pumpernickel.

15.99

69 in stock

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2012 Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru" (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru", Kamptal, Austria 2012

100% Gruner Veltliner

JUICY WHITE STONE FRUIT, MINERALITY, POWER & ELEGANCE

Whites which seamlessly combine immense power and seductive elegance are (partially because of the experience they provide and partially because of their rarity) among the world's most revered wines. This Grüner from the Kamptal of Lower Austria can count itself among them, offering a steadfast tide of mouthwatering green and golden fruit interlaced with flinty mineral. It balances its firm acidity with vibrant juiciness and an impression of roundness derived, in part, from a luxurious fermentation and on-the-lees aging in large acacia barrels. A masterpiece!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-crusted beef tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & light herb sauce. Cornish hens w/ delicate rosemary rub & lemon-seasoned white asparagus.

26.99

1 in stock

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2013 Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru" (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru", Kamptal, Austria 2013

100% Gruner Veltliner

JUICY WHITE STONE FRUIT, MINERALITY, POWER & ELEGANCE

Whites which seamlessly combine immense power and seductive elegance are (partially because of the experience they provide and partially because of their rarity) among the world's most revered wines. This Grüner from the Kamptal of Lower Austria can count itself among them, offering a steadfast tide of mouthwatering green and golden fruit interlaced with flinty mineral. It balances its firm acidity with vibrant juiciness and an impression of roundness derived, in part, from a luxurious fermentation and on-the-lees aging in large acacia barrels. A masterpiece!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-crusted beef tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & light herb sauce. Cornish hens w/ delicate rosemary rub & lemon-seasoned white asparagus.

26.99

25 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Grüner Veltliner [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gruner Veltliner

FRESH APPLE, CREAMY MELON, SPRITZY PEPPERCORN

On a wine buying trip in Austria, Paul Direder stood before us looking barely old enough to drive. He smiled as we sampled his wine and stood nervously with his mother at his side waiting for a reaction. His first vintage was brilliant. The family farm dates back to 1849 and Paul D. carries on the family's agricultural name. Under the tutelage of Anton Bauer, Paul gives us a bright, fresh Grüner Veltliner in a dry floral style that has crisp acidity and pure drinkability.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect for beach blankets and summer hangouts. Picnic foods like chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad sandwiches.

12.99

135 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

ZESTY LIME & FRAGRANT PEACH, CHISELED MINERALITY, ELEGANT

Best known for its elegant, powerful sparkling wines which can rival Champagne, Weingut Steininger consistently produces profound wines with exemplary purity and focus. Karl, the estate's proprietor, prefers that his wines showcase the distinctive characteristics of the grape varietals with which he works, encouraging those elements to take center stage. Here we have a Grüner whose features are clearly delineated, showing off trademark flinty mineral, citrus, and stone fruit with a tinge of sesame-like nuttiness.

Serving Suggestion: Salzburger pork Schnitzel w/ bacon, onion, paprika, & sesame seeds. Vietnamese Bun (vermicelli) w/ spicy grilled shrimp, bean sprouts, & scallions.

15.99

48 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic}

100% Grüner Veltliner

TROPICAL CITRUS & APRICOT, MUSK MELON & MINERAL

“Balanced, full & diverse, food-friendly like no other!” This fiercely tropical Grüner expresses a more…er...expressive, tropical side of the variety. Still recognizably Grüner-esque at its core, it richly, ripely ribbons fleshy, fuzzy peach and an almost cantaloupe-like muskiness throughout the grape’s hallmarks of lean lime, green apple, and mineralistic brightness. Straight outta Kamptal, a W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish tacos w/ key lime/pineapple/cilantro slaw & aioli. Chicken salad sandwiches w/ diced cucumbers & white grapes.

17.99

40 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner Reserve, Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic}

100% Gruner Veltliner

ASIAN PEAR & WHITE PEACH, FANTASTIC FLINT, MAGNOLIA

This suave rendition of Austria’s graceful Grüner grape from Kamptal maestro, Cristophe Edelbauer, does a splendid job of both channeling distinctly Veltliner-riffic varietal character and coaxing out its rounder, more Burgundian-esque possibilities with plentiful tree fruit and an interestingly herbal element reminiscent of parsley and sage. Resoundingly opulent, its appeal perhaps owes more to richness and roundness than to refreshment or raciness. Indulge! Indulge!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pike or salmon w/ a savory sage-butter sauce & asparagus. Roast cornish hen w/ green peppercorns, parsley & broccolini w/ a squeeze of lemon.

22.99

1 in stock

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2013 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2013

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

28.99

3 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

28.99

13 in stock

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Gum Syrup [8.5oz] (Small Hand Foods)

Small Hand Foods, Gum Syrup [8.5oz], Berkeley, CA

Also known by its French spelling, gomme, gum syrup is a sugar syrup with gum arabic, a resin from the Acacia tree, incorporated into it.

12.99

15 in stock

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Handmade by Foggy Ridge Cider (Foggy Ridge Cider)

Foggy Ridge Cider,"Handmade", NV, Dugspur, VA

100% Newtown Pippin Apples

CRISP, JUST OFF-DRY, OLD-SCHOOL CIDERY GOODNESS

This is a delicate, slightly peary cider that would remind us the most of our adventures with Basque sidra, if not for the slight hint of sweetness that gives away its Virginia provenance. Forget “billionaire’s vinegar”, Thomas Jefferson probably drank something like this most of the time.

Serving Suggestions: Roast turkey with gravy and stuffing, sweet potato hash...Thanksgiving food, basically.

9.99

9 in stock

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2010 Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Raux, Chateau du)

Chateau du Raux, Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France 2010

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

DARK FRUIT & BALANCED OAK, RIPE TANNINS, RICH & SOPHISTICATED

It's easy to think of Bordeaux as stodgy and old-fashioned – dismissing it as something for rich Englishmen to have their butlers fetch, but sometimes it's nice to be reminded just why Bordeaux is loved by aristocrats. Located between Pauillac and Margaux (the two famous towns many of those $1,000 bottles come from), the Chateau du Raux has been producing classy, classic claret since the estate was handed down from mother to daughter in 1876.  Now the youngest generation of the family, Patrick, makes rich, savory reds from an even blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in a balanced, elegant, traditional style. If you want to feel princely on a plebeian budget, you ought to try this while it's still available.

Serving: Classic steakhouse fare (you are drinking like an aristocrat after all). Ribeye au poivre w/ bearnaise on top & buttery potatoes.

19.99

13 in stock

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2012 Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Rouge (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2012

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PERFUMY CHERRY & CRANBERRY, FENNEL & WHIFF OF SMOKE

Vincent Ledy is turning out stunning Burgundies in minuscule quantities. His total production is 700 case per year, and they taste like every bottle was made with loving attention! This red from the Burgundian interior known as the Hautes-Cotes, delivers depth and deliciousness far beyond it’s humble origins. It is a lovely, pretty pinot noir with a very long finish and could easily be mistaken for a fine Premier Cru.

Serving Suggestion:  Eggs poached in a red wine sauce or escargots in garlic parsley butter.

34.99

3 in stock

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2013 Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Rouge (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PERFUMY CHERRY & CRANBERRY, FENNEL & WHIFF OF SMOKE

Vincent Ledy is turning out stunning Burgundies in minuscule quantities. His total production is 700 case per year, and they taste like every bottle was made with loving attention! This red from the Burgundian interior known as the Hautes-Cotes, delivers depth and deliciousness far beyond it’s humble origins. It is a lovely, pretty pinot noir with a very long finish and could easily be mistaken for a fine Premier Cru.

Serving Suggestion:  Eggs poached in a red wine sauce or escargots in garlic parsley butter.

34.99

23 in stock

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Hi-Wire "Bed of Nails" Brown Ale (6 pack) (Hi-Wire)

Hi-Wire "Bed of Nails" Brown Ale, Asheville, NC

6.1% ABV, 84 IBU

This Brown ale is crafted as an ode to the traditional English Brown. It's delicate body allows the flavor of the caramel and toffee from the specialty malts to come to life

10.99

3 in stock

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Hibiscus Gose [6-pack] (Boulevard Brewing)

10.99

3 in stock

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Hologram (Rustico) (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture, Hologram (Rustico)

14.99

3 in stock

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Honjozo Sake "Kira" [720ml] (Suehiro)

Suehiro, Honjozo Sake "Kira" [720ml], Fukushima, Japan

28.99

4 in stock

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Hoppyum IPA [6 pack] (Foothills Brewing)

Foothills Brewing, Hoppyum IPA, Winston Salem, NC

9.99

3 in stock

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Horchata Stout "El Hombre" [4 Pack Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Stout "El Hombre," Stout brewed with Almond Tea, Cinnamon and Vanilla, Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC, USA, America, Earth, World, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe

7.1% ABV

11.99

7 in stock

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2014 Hárslevelü "H14" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Hárslevelü "H15," Somlo, Hungary 2015

INTENSELY FLORAL, TONGUE-TINGLING ACIDITY AND SPICE, MINERAL BACKBONE

Hárslevelü is best known for its role in the production of Tokaji, the famous dessert wine of Hungary, where it plays second fiddle to the better-known Furmint grape. In this instance, the biodynamic wizards of Meinklang grow their Hárslevelü in the volcanic soil of Somló in Northwestern Hungary and give it a starring role. This wine is unabashedly floral, allowing the grape to live up to its name, which translates to "linden leaf" in Hungarian. Densely-bodied, reminiscent of ripe stone fruit, and backed by a trio of high acidity, wild spice, and firm minerality, it is simultaneously impressive and friendly.

Serving Suggestion: Sticky rice with NC shrimp, green chile oil, mustard greens, kimchi, and a soft-boiled egg. Peruvian charcoal-roasted chicken with spicy cilantro-mayo and black beans.

18.99

8 in stock

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2015 Hárslevelü "H15" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Hárslevelü "H15," Somlo, Hungary 2015

INTENSELY FLORAL, TONGUE-TINGLING ACIDITY & SPICE, MINERAL BACKBONE

Hárslevelü is best known for its role in the production of Tokaji, the famous dessert wine of Hungary, where it plays second fiddle to the better-known Furmint grape. In this instance, the biodynamic wizards of Meinklang grow their Hárslevelü in the volcanic soil of Somló in Northwestern Hungary and give it a starring role. This wine is unabashedly floral, allowing the grape to live up to its name, which translates to "linden leaf" in Hungarian. Densely-bodied, reminiscent of ripe stone fruit, and backed by a trio of high acidity, wild spice, and firm minerality, it is simultaneously impressive and friendly.

Serving Suggestion: Sticky rice w/ NC shrimp, green chile oil, mustard greens, kimchi, & soft-boiled egg. Peruvian charcoal-roasted chicken with spicy cilantro-mayo and black beans.

18.99

13 in stock

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2015 Hérault Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu" (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu", Languedoc, France, 2014

{sustainable} 90% Cinsault, 10% Grenache

JUICY PLUM & CHERRY; SOFT, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS

Another Cinsault-based anomaly from the Languedoc, the red version of "The Forbidden Fruit" is gearing up to be our summertime staple, guzzled in vast quantities at parties and barbecues throughout the season. It's so approachable, so beautifully textured, and the fruit-to-spice ratio is just right. A fantastic wine at a frankly astounding price. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: "One-hander" burgers and brats off the grill, eaten while standing around said grill perhaps with spatula or tongs in hand. Tiki torches a plus.

11.99

72 in stock

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IPA [6 pack, 12oz cans] (Westbrook Brewing)

Westbrook Brewing, IPA [6 pack, 12oz cans], Mt. Pleasant, SC

10.99

1 in stock

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IPA "Big Mon" [6 pack bottles] (Steel String Brewing Co)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

12.99

3 in stock

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IPA "Cloud Surfer" [4pk, 16oz cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC [4pk, 16oz cans]

New England Style IPA hopped with Citra & Mosaic

6.1% ABV

12.99

18 in stock

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IPA "Lieutenant Dank" [6-pack cans] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, India Pale Ale "Lieutenant Dank" [6-pack, 12oz cans], Asheville, NC

12.99

1 in stock

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IPA "Man of Law" [6 pack cans] (Southern Pines Brewing Company)

10.99

7 in stock

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IPA "Pernicious" [4-pack, 330ml bottles] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, IPA "Pernicious" [4-pack, 330ml bottles], Asheville, NC

Pernicious implies influence that is harmful in a way not easily noticed. This beer is harmful, not because of overwhelming hop bitterness, but because its balanced brightness insidiously ruins your expectations for all other IPAs. This hop delivery vehicle is crafted to enjoy fresh and often, and because of its drinkability and clean finish, you’ll never look at other IPAs the same again. The harm is done.

8.99

24 in stock

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IPA "Pinner Throwback" [6-pack cans] (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Oskar Blues "Pinner Throwback IPA" [6-pack cans] Longmont, CO, & Brevard, NC,

Coming in at 4.9 percent ABV and 35 IBUs, this primo dry-hopped brew will be easy to throw back. To put it bluntly, PINNER will be the lowest year-round ABV beer to blaze out of Oskar Blues’ brewhouses.

“Many things contribute to flavor in beer, and with Pinner it’s a focus on hops and malt–with a considerable nod to the hops,” says Oskar Blues ColoRADo head brewer Tim Matthews. “With the lower ABV, layers of flavor build on one another– with one sip citrus, the next sip pineapple, next sip papaya, next sip passion fruit, next sip toasted bread–and then on to the next pint.”

Dry-hopping with several different heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, gives PINNER this tropical, stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor.

9.99

12 in stock

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IPA "Rocket Science" 6 Pack (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, India Pale Ale "Rocket Science", Durham, NC

9.99

15 in stock

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Iberian Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Iberian Wine Map

29.99

10 in stock

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Idido Natural Sundried, Yirgacheffe (Counter Culture Coffee)

Idido Natural Sundried- Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, Coffee

14.99

1 in stock

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Idido, Yirgacheffe (Counter Culture Coffee)

Idido - Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, Coffee

Certified Organic • Shade-Grown

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 Il Frappato (Valle dell'Acate)

Valle dell'Acate, Il Frappato, Sicily, Italy, 2015, 100% Frappato

JUICY RASPBERRIES, YOUNG ROSES, LIVELY AND FUN 

The Jacano family has been making wine at Valle dell'Acate since the end of the 19th century and maximizes Sicily's unique terroir to produce wines of consistently high quality and international acclaim. The current generation of winemakers strives for a balance between modern eco-sustainable methods and age-old techniques at their 100 hectare estate. Their lighthearted Frappato shines with ruby translucence in the glass, offers a rosy perfume, and finishes brightly with fresh red raspberries.

Serving Suggestion:  Oven-roasted salmon steak w/ wild rice & brown butter cauliflower. Perfect when you want a cheese plate for dinner!

17.99

7 in stock

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Imperial Black IPA "Iron Lady" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Imperial Black IPA "Iron Lady" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

4.99

5 in stock

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Imperial Coffee Stout "El Paraiso" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Imperial Coffee Stout "El Paraiso" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(9.5% abv)

Coffee and bourbon are a staple of any good diet. That's something people say, right? No? Just us? We took El Paraiso, our Imperial Coffee Stout with cocoa nibs and aged it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This addition of bourbon barrel-aging adds notes of vanilla and caramel to this already robust stout. Enjoy!

5.99

15 in stock

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale Bourbon Barrel Aged "Xibalba" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Imperial Pumpkin Ale "Xibalba" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

9.5% ABV

Wicked Weed brewed this beer slightly differently from how they brew Xibalba. For barrel-aged Xibalba, we ramped up the ABV on the Imperial Brown base beer. We also waited to infuse the Serrano and Habanero peppers and Ancho chiles until post barrel aging...allowing for a beautiful spiced aroma. This will be our only batch of BA XIbalba for the year and is a great opportunity to bring in bottles to enjoy now as well as cellar some bottles to enjoy with the release of 2017 BA Xibalba.

9.99

8 in stock

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Imperial Stout "Bomb!" [12 oz bottle] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Bomb!" Imperial Stout [12oz bottle], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

13% abv

Imperial Stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans and ancho chile peppers.

10.99

16 in stock

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Imperial Stout "Dark Age" [375mL bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Imperial Stout "Dark Age" [375mL bottle] , Asheville, NC

9.99

1 in stock

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Imperial Stout "French Toast" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Stout "French Toast" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

French Toast Imperial Stout is a robust, dark stout brewed with zesty cinnamon, smooth vanilla, and the comforting sweetness of only the best maple syrup.

5.99

3 in stock

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Imperial Stout "Iron Lady" [500ml bottle] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Stout "French Toast" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

French Toast Imperial Stout is a robust, dark stout brewed with zesty cinnamon, smooth vanilla, and the comforting sweetness of only the best maple syrup.

4.99

12 in stock

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Imperial Stout "Return to Lemuria" [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs "Return to Lemuria" Imperial Brown Ale [22oz], Durham, NC

An imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla bean, Return to Lemuria is brewed in honor of the Duke Lemur Center's 50th Anniversary. It pours a deep, dark brown with light ruby hues and a lacy, light tan head. A huge bouquet of sweet warm vanilla dominates the nose but still allows more subtle notes of black coffee and rich earthy chocolate to peek through. Smooth and creamy vanilla tones immediately greet you on the palate, yielding to roasted grains and raw cocoa.

11.99

13 in stock

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Imperial Stout X Coconut [750ml] (Boulevard Brewing)

9.99

1 in stock

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India Pale Ale "All Day IPA" [6-pack] (Founders)

Founders Brewery, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Michigan

A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Pale Ale 5.4% ABV 35 IBU’S

10.99

2 in stock

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India Pale Ale [6-pack] (Stone Brewing Co.)

Stone Brewery, India Pale Ale, California

Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International Bitterness Units) creates this beer's crisp and refreshing bitter character.

Magnum and Centenniel Hops

6.9% ABV; 77 IBUs

10.99

3 in stock

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India Red Ale "Dead Red" [6 pack cans] (Southern Pines Brewing Company)

10.99

3 in stock

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2013 Insolia (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Insolia, Sicilia, Italy 2013

100% Insolia

PASSION FRUIT & GENTLE LEMON, LIGHTLY FLORAL AROMAS, MOST REFRESHING

Gaetana Jacono is a sixth-generation winemaker, and the Tenuta Ibidini line of wines is named for the estate where some of her family's oldest vineyards are located. The Insolia grape is conducive to bright, tropical, aromatic wines with a quality of fresh almonds, citrus, and floral aromas. Planted primarily in western Sicilia, it is also grown in Tuscany, where it is known as Ansonica. This might just be your new favorite, awesomely-quaffable, first-course, hangin' out with friends kind of wine.

Serving Suggestion: Mild cheeses, grilled NC trout w/ lemon & capers, tangy tapenade, or olives stuffed w/ anchovies - breaded & deep fried.

12.99

4 in stock

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2015 Insolia (Valle dell' Acate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Insolia, Sicilia, Italy 2015

100% Insolia

PASSION FRUIT & GENTLE LEMON, LIGHTLY FLORAL AROMAS, MOST REFRESHING

Gaetana Jacono is a sixth-generation winemaker, and the Tenuta Ibidini line of wines is named for the estate where some of her family's oldest vineyards are located. The Insolia grape is conducive to bright, tropical, aromatic wines with a quality of fresh almonds, citrus, and floral aromas. Planted primarily in western Sicilia, it is also grown in Tuscany, where it is known as Ansonica. This might just be your new favorite quaffable, hangin' out with friends kind of wine.

Serving Suggestion: Mild cheeses, grilled NC trout w/ lemon & capers, tangy tapenade, or olives stuffed w/ anchovies - breaded & deep fried.

12.99

18 in stock

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2011 Irpinia Bianco "FiaGre" (Caggiano, Cantine Antonio)

Cantine Antonio Caggiano, Irpinia Bianco "FiaGre", Campania, Italy 2011

70% Fiano, 30% Greco

DRIED TURKISH APRICOT & WISPY ACACIA, PEAR, WAXY PISTACHIO

Two quintessentially Campagnese grapes, Fiano and Greco, are not only among the most important grapes of Italy's shin-shaped eno-paradise, they're also responsible for some of the the country's most striking whites. Previously reputed to be of Greek origin, these ancient and exotically perfumed varietals can actually be traced back to the very hillsides upon which they are still grown today. Brown dried apricot, quince, and a teasingly delectable firm texture combine with a faint barrique-fermented smokiness to form a refreshingly sophisticated white of fragrant potency and mystery.

Serving Suggestion: Clams w/ pasta & herbs. Savory red wine-poached pear w/ gorgonzola, walnuts, & sea salt.

19.99

1 in stock

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Italian Pesto (Ligurian)

10.00

1 in stock

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Italian Pesto Bulk (No Nuts) (Ligurian)

1.50

8 in stock

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Italy Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Italian Wine Map

29.99

7 in stock

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Jade IPA [6 pack] (Foothills Brewing)

Foothills Brewing, Jade IPA, Winston Salem, NC

12.99

7 in stock

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Jams and Preserves (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Jams and Preserves, 6oz

9.99

97 in stock

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Jarama (Counter Culture Coffee)

La Golandrina, Guarapamba-Cauca, Colombia, Coffee

Cauca, Colombia

Counter Culture Exclusive

Our unique La Golondrina project gives us direct access to the finest small farms in Cauca, southern Colombia, allowing us to handpick incredible coffees from the country's most talented and dedicated farmers. You will be amazed with the result – layers upon layers of sweet caramel and chocolate, along with a clean, delicate fruitiness reminiscent of black cherry, as well as a subtle wininess. This is what Colombian coffee is meant to be. Enjoy it while it lasts, we only have a limited amount until next year’s crop.

14.99

2 in stock

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Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter Bitters [118ml] (Berg & Hauck)

Berg & Hauck, Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter Bitters, Germany

28% ABV

Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters is based on a recipe by Professor Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), who is considered to be the most important bartender of the 19th century. Of course the original recipe wasn’t copied exactly, but the formula was improved to comply with today’s demands. Very fruity and very bitter. Citrus and dried fruit aromas unite with the spicy and bitter flavors of cloves, angostura bark and cinnamon.

18.99

2 in stock

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2015 Jongieux (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Blanc, Savoie, France 2015

100% Jacquère

PEAR, MOUNTAIN HERBS, DRY, MINERALLY, LIGHT

The Jongieux appellation of Jongieux is located in the alpine French region of Savoy (Savoie) which lies southwest of Geneva, Switzerland. Hailing from between the Rhone river and France's largest lake, Lake Bourget, the area's wines can prove difficult to find beyond the region's borders. The Jacquère grape is a Savoie specialty and produces light-bodied, fragrant wines with flavors of mineral and white flowers - a uniquely alpine treasure!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried trout; Tomme de Savoie, Pork andouillettes with mashed potatoes.

11.99

7 in stock

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2013 Juhfark "J13" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Juhfark "J13", Somló, Hungary 2013

100% Juhfark

DECADENT PEAR-LIKE RICHNESS, LEMON CUSTARD, RIVER ROCK MINERALITY

We are always excited to uncork the unique and compelling biodynamic wines from Meinklang, and this delightfully rare Juhfark from their Hungarian vineyards is no exception. Juhfark means "sheep's tail" in Hungarian, a reference to the distinctive shape of the vine's grape clusters. The grape is typically grown in the Somló region of Northwestern Hungary and blended with other regional grapes to produce rich, age-worthy whites. This single-variety version is a lovely golden hue and offers rich aromas of pear, golden raisin, and rocky minerality. The palate is likewise opulent, with a full body, medium-high acid, and a somewhat savory finish.

Serving Suggestion: Sweet potato ravioli w/ mushrooms & kale. Roasted pork shank w/ mustard-sherry glaze & parsley.

29.99

27 in stock

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2015 Jumilla "Xenysel" (Martinez Verdú, Viñedos y Bodegas J.M.)

Viñedos y Bodegas J.M. Martinez Verdú, Jumilla "Xenysel", Jumilla, Spain, 2015 {sustainable} 100% Monastrell (Pié Franco)

CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIGS, PORT-LIKE CONCENTRATION, DRY YET JUICY

The sprawling, arid vineyards of Jumilla are one of the great strongholds of the increasingly fashionable Monastrell grape (better known to many of us by its French name, Mourvedre). Xenysel, the current iteration of the Martinez Verdú family estate, produces a variety of concentrated, luscious reds, exclusively using the grape. This is one of several to be made courtesy of vines springing from their original rootstock – exceptionally rare in 20th and 21st century Europe. Like brandy-infuesed, chocolate-covered figs, this robust yet very amicable red has a Port-like concentration.

Serving Suggestion:

Prune-stuffed pork shoulder w/beet salad & sour cream. Vegan Pad Thai w/coconut noodles, crushed peanuts & sesame oil.

11.99

13 in stock

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2013 Jumilla Tinto "C" (Carchelo, Bodegas)

Bodegas Carchelo,"C" Red Blend, Jumilla, Spain, 2012

{sustainable} 40% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

BIG, BAD, BOLD SPICY RED WITH JUICY BERRY

Carchelo has been a favorite of ours for years. The southeast of Spain is home to Monastrell grapes, possibly the same as France's Mourvedre. These vines are on ungrafted rootstock. Jumilla is Spain's most arid wine district, located inland from the Mediterranean at extreme elevation with rocky soils. With just a bit of French oak barrel aging, the blend is a seductive, powerful, mouth-filling red that shows black fruit to the core.

Serving Suggestion: Monastrell is big and loves to run against grilled meats, smoky Spanish Paprika spice and barbecued pork.

15.99

1 in stock

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Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [300ml] (Kurosawa)

Kurosawa, Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [300ml], Nagano, Japan

11.99

4 in stock

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Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [720ml] (Kurosawa)

Kurosawa, Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [720ml], Nagano, Japan

20.99

6 in stock

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Jun-Mai-Shu Sake [300ml] (Hatsumago)

Hatsumago, Jun-Mai-Shu Sake [300ml], Yamagata, Japan

11.99

6 in stock

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Junmai Daiginjo Sake "Soul of the Sensei" [720ml] (Takatenjin)

Takatenjin, Junmai Daiginjo Sake "Sould of the Sensei" [720ml], Shizuoka, Japan

46.99

10 in stock

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Junmai Ginjo Sake "Kuro Ninki-Ichi" [300ml] (Ninki)

Ninki, Junmai Ginjo Sake "Kuro Ninki-Ichi" [300ml], Fukushima, Japan

14.99

4 in stock

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Junmai Ginjo Sake "Star-Filled Sky" [720ml] (Mantensei (Suwa Shuzo))

Suwa Shuzo "Mantensei", Junmai Ginjo "Star-Filled Sky" Sake [720ml], Tottori, Japan

This sake is made in one of the few breweries that produces only Junmai Ginjo & Daiginjo grade sake. The owner, Masahiko Touda, is also the master brewer (toji), a rare dual role in today's Japanese sake industry.

Soft, honey-laced nose with just a tad of fruitiness. Dry overall, but with a sweet element creeping out of the background. Good richness and overall balance in a slightly dry profile.

Suitable for serving chilled or warmed, a rarity.

38.99

3 in stock

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Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune Sake "Treasure Ship" [300ml] (Miyashita Brewing)

Miyashita Brewing, Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune Sake "Treasure Ship" [300ml], Okayama, Japan

17.99

5 in stock

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Junmai Sake [720ml] (Kirin-Zan)

Kirin-Zan, Junmai Sake [720ml], Niigata, Japan

39.99

3 in stock

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2009 Jurançon Sec "Mantoulan" (Lapeyre, Clos)

Clos Lapeyre, Jurançon Sec, "Mantoulan", Southwest, France 2009

Gros Manseng, Petit Manseg

TANGELO & NECTARINE, HONEY & BRAZIL NUT, WAXY ELEGANCE

Jurançon, one of France's brightest points for captivating whites, has managed to somehow remain just slightly under the radar despite producing wines that could confidently settle in beside stellar white Burgundies and the cream of the Loire Valley crop. This example from the outstanding Lapeyre estate sensually smolders with etherial floral perfume, tangy orange citrus and firm nectarine, and a waxy nuttiness which impeccably compliments the wine's palate-jumpstarting acidity. Regal, exotic, and unforgettable!

Serving Suggestion: This wine would make an excellent officiator over an adventurous spread of cured ham, hors d'oeuvres, and a variety of cheeses. Mustard seed-rubbed mahi w/ ginger, turmeric, & paprika.

38.99

2 in stock

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Kalamazoo Stout [6-pack] (Bell's)

Bell's, Kalamazoo Stout, Michigan

Full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor. Kalamazoo Stout is available year round, leading our vast portfolio of stouts.

Offering a blend of dark chocolate and coffee flavors with just a hint of brewers licorice (vegetarian). One of bell's oldest recipes, it balances a significant hop presence against the roast malt body.

Original Gravity: 1.063

Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%

IBU: 51

10.99

4 in stock

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Kuichi (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Forty-Six

70% La Voz, Guatemala, 15% Haru, Ethiopia, 15% Aleme Wako Natural Sundried, Ethiopia

15.99

2 in stock

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La Golondrina (Counter Culture Coffee)

La Golandrina, Guarapamba-Cauca, Colombia, Coffee

Cauca, Colombia

Counter Culture Exclusive

Our unique La Golondrina project gives us direct access to the finest small farms in Cauca, southern Colombia, allowing us to handpick incredible coffees from the country's most talented and dedicated farmers. You will be amazed with the result – layers upon layers of sweet caramel and chocolate, along with a clean, delicate fruitiness reminiscent of black cherry, as well as a subtle wininess. This is what Colombian coffee is meant to be. Enjoy it while it lasts, we only have a limited amount until next year’s crop.

15.99

7 in stock

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2013 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba "Rosae" (Casalfarneto)

Casalfarneto, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, "Rosae", La Marche, Italy 2013

ORANGE PEEL, CRANBERRY, BRIGHT AND CRISP

Every little corner of Italy seems to have its own indigenous specialty. In the province of Ancona, it is Lacrima.  A rare and ancient grape found nowhere else, Lacrima was almost extinct by the 1980s. Fortunately, various brave growers here on the Adriatic Coast didn't let that happen. Alluringly aromatic and blindingly bright, this crisp, unoaked, hand-harvested red shines in the glass and on the palate with bold, berryish fruit and gentle savory spice.

Serving Suggestion: Take advantage of the freshness and versatility and pair with dishes that you might ordinarily pair with white wines. Roasted white fish covered in a classic Italian tomato sauce w/ capers & olives?

17.99

14 in stock

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Lacto-Fermented Pickles and Kraut (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Lacto-Fermented Pickles and Kraut, 16oz

10.99

40 in stock

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Lambrusco Bianco "Labrusca Lini 910" (Lini Oreste & Figli)

LINI, Lambrusco Bianco "Labrusca Lini 910", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

DRY, DELICIOUSLY EFFERVESCENT, APPLE & GRAPE AROMAS

When you think of Emilia Romagna, what comes to mind? Reggiano cheese, tortellini, balsamic vinegar and of course wine to wash it all down? Before you is perhaps the finest Lambrusco producer in all of Emilia Romagna. This is real Lambrusco and the rare, white version at that. It's dry, lightly effervescent, with a sort of grapey/apple character. Made from red grapes, sans skin contact. Most quaffable and enjoyable chilled in warm weather.

Serving Suggestion: An aperitif white that cleanses the palate or with cheese tortellini in a light butter and herb sauce; white feta cheese pizza with with olives.

17.99

9 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosso "Labrusca Lini 910" (Lini Oreste & Figli)

Lini, Lambrusco Rosso "Labrusca Lini 910", Emilia Romagna, Italy (2009)

Lambrusco Salamino, Ancellotta

RICH, GRAPEY & SPICY. DRY & TANGY WITH MILD SPARKLE

The Lini Family has been making Lambrusco since 1910. "Labrusca" is the grape's ancient name, from the Latin labrum meaning "edge." It is believed that Lambrusco grew naturally around the edges of fields cultivated by Italy's ancient people, the Etruscans. Great, slightly bubbly red with lots of character and fun.

Serving Suggestions: In Emilia Romagna, they drink this lambrusco with lasagne, tagliatelle alla bolognese & tortellini in brodo.

17.99

41 in stock

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Las Murgas (Counter Culture Coffee)

14.99

1 in stock

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Leipziger Gose [11.2oz] (Bayerischer Bahnhof, Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei)

Bayerischer Bahnhof, Leipziger Gose [11.2oz], Saxony,Germany

The original Gose from 1738.

4.99

15 in stock

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2015 Lettere Rosso (Palumbo, Paolo)

Paolo Palumbo, Lettere DOC, Campania, Italy 2012

Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciacinoso

RICH GRAPES, A HINT OF COCOA, SPARKLY & JUST A BIT SWEET

You might be familiar with this Lambrusco-esque wine if you spend your days strolling the back alleys and piazzas of Naples, but to us North Carolinians it’s a rare, fresh, and exciting addition. Aglianico grapes are harvested from their favorite climes (steep, volcanic slopes), vinified separately, and matched with more obscure Italian field varietals to round out the blend. The result is a lightly sweet, richly fruity, and beautifully structured sparkling red meant to be served with a slight chill.

Serving Suggestions: Pizza Neapolitana with smoked tomatoes. Post dinner treats like bittersweet chocolate torte, or a nice stilton on shortbread like the Brits do.

19.99

23 in stock

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Lindera Brown Ale [22oz] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, First Frost Persimmon Ale [22oz] , Durham, NC

8.99

8 in stock

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Lips of Faith "La Folie" [22oz] (New Belgium)

New Belgium, "La Folie" , Asheville, NC

13.99

1 in stock

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Lips of Faith "Le Terroir" [single 22oz] (New Belgium)

New Belgium, Le Terroir, Fort Collins, CO, alc. 7.5%

13.99

8 in stock

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2014 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

15.99

4 in stock

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2015 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

15.99

19 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Ikebana" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Ikebana," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 45% Mourvedre, 45% Carignan, 10% Grenache

WILD BERRIES, FLORAL INTRIGUE & FORESTY MUSK, EXOTIC SPICE

Taking its name from the distinctly Japanese art of flower arrangement, this Southern Rhone cuvée goes unusually easy on the Grenache and unsparingly exotic on floral and forest-esque aromatics. Dominated by Mourvedre and Carignan and having undergone an unusually lengthy fermentation and period of skin contact, the inky flavors and distinctive perfumes of these varieties are translated spectacularly and without excessive tannic extraction or edge. Look eastward for pairing inspiration... 

Serving Suggestion: Beef tataki w/ ponzu butter, scallions, & crispy garlic. Chicken heart skewers w/ miso eggplant & king oyster mushroom.

19.99

30 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2013

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

15.99

63 in stock

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Locopop - Cookies & Cream (Locopops)

Locopops, Cookies & Cream, Durham, NC

3.00

12 in stock

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2014 Locorotondo Bianco "Antico" (Pastini, I)

I Pastini, Locorotondo Bianco "Antico", Puglia, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 60% Verdeca, 35% White Alessano, 5% Minutolo

ZESTY LEMON & PINEAPPLE, ZIPPY MINERAL, DELICATE HERBS

Welcome to your new favorite white wine! Who’d have thought that you could make 12% alcohol, snappy white wine like this in Italy’s way far south? Hailing from halfway down the heel of the boot on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, this bright white is ample and soft on the palate with moderately intense acidity supporting clean minerality and lemony, zesty tropical fruit. Pleasant in a very direct way, this is sure to maintain its appeal as a house white week in and week out!

Serving Suggestion: Steamed fresh clams or oysters. Burrata w/ garden tomatoes!

14.99

15 in stock

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Lodge Reserve Port (Smith Woodhouse)

Smith Woodhouse, Lodge Reserve Port, Duoro, Portugal, NV

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

RUBY RED WITH BRIGHT FRUIT FLAVORS AND SWEET BAKING SPICES

Sourcing from the small 7 hectare vineyard of Quinta da Madalena, all the grapes are still hand harvested and foot tread. In general their ports are a bit less sweet than most. The Lodge Reserve is a blend of reserve wines aged in barrels to mellow their flavor, but not too long to maintain the fresh fruit flavors of a ruby port. This is medium to full-bodied with a warm fruitiness in the center and sweet spices. It’s very rich and a great port value.

Serving Suggestions: Traditional with veined cheeses like Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton - we offer Hook’s 1 year blue and Rogue’s Smoked Blue. Also great on its own as a dessert.

24.99

5 in stock

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London Porter (Meantime Brewing Co.)

London Porter, Meantime Brewing Co., England

4.99

2 in stock

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2012 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2012

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

37.99

1 in stock

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2013 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2013

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

33.99

1 in stock

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2013 Macon-Aze (Teppes de Chatenay, Domaine des)

Domaine de Teppes de Chatenay, Macon-Aze, Burgundy, France 2013

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

19.99

4 in stock

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2005 Macvin du Jura (Labet, Julien)

Julien Labet, Macvin du Jura, Jura, France 2015

18% abv

49.99

4 in stock

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Madeira "Meio-Doce" (Faria & Filhos, J.)

J. Faria & Filhos, Madeira Doce, Madeira Islands, Portugal NV

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL, DRIED FIGS, DEEP NUTTINESS, BALANCED SWEETNESS

J. Faria & Filhos was founded in 1949, expanding from liquors into Madeira in 1993. Their most affordable Madeiras, like this Meio Doce (Medium Sweet) style are made using the Tinta Negra Mole grape. Maderisation is achieved through heating stainless steel vats at a constant temperature for several months, before the wine is fortified, bottled, and allowed to rest. The combination of caramelization, oxidation, and fortification creates something magical. 

Serving Suggestion:  Appalachian applestack cake and salted caramel ice cream.

15.99

7 in stock

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Madeira "Meio-Seco" (Faria & Filhos, J.)

J. Faria & Filhos, Madeira Seco, Madeira Islands, Portugal NV

APRICOT JAM, LIGHTLY SWEET CINNAMON, LINGERING HAZELNUT FINISH

J. Faria & Filhos was founded in 1949, expanding from liquors into Madeira in 1993. Their most affordable Madeiras, like this Meio Seco (Medium Dry) style are made using the Tinta Negra Mole grape. Maderisation is achieved through heating stainless steel vats at a constant temperature for several months, before the wine is fortified, bottled, and allowed to rest. The combination of caramelization, oxidation, and fortification creates something magical. 

Serving Suggestion:  Warm cinnamon sugar monkey bread with dulce de leche.

15.99

20 in stock

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2011 Madiran "Cuvee Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2011

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

15.99

1 in stock

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2013 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2013

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

24.99

4 in stock

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2013 Malbec (Pulenta)

Pulenta Estate, Malbec "I", Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina 2013

100% Malbec

BLACKBERRY & PLUM, VIOLET, SUBTLE SMOKY MINERAL

This cuvée's title (simply the roman numeral "I" ) identifies the Malbec grape, not surprisingly, as the Pulenta family's first priority. Eschewing the ultra-concentrated and monstrously fruity style of many contemporary Argentine Malbecs, they've focused on the balance which is possible between elegance and power. A delicate smoky finesse derived from aging in large French oak barrels supplements and supports the varietal's trademark flavors of black fruit and chocolate. The Pulenta family, descendants of Italian immigrants, represent three generations of viticulture in Argentina.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak with a cilantro and parsley chimichurri. Potato empanada with ground beef, cilantro, and garlic.

27.99

25 in stock

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2016 Malbec (Altosur)

Altosur, Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

100% Malbec

PLUM & DARK CHOCOLATE, SOFT NOTES OF TEA & LEATHER, FULL & ROUND

At heights of close to 4,000 feet, a vine produces some serious fruit. Harvested at dawn in the cool morning hours, this Malbec features blackberry and plummish fruit playing with soft tannin and a kiss of oak. Perfectly balanced and oozing with pleasure, it is grown, produced, and bottled entirely by a small family winery - a rarity for Malbecs in this price range!

Serving Suggestion: If you need a solid red to serve with dinner you found it! Fantastic with humble and delicious grilled steak and potatoes and abundantly satisfying all by itself...

10.99

73 in stock

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2014 Malbec Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2014

100% Malbec

PLUM, LINGONBERRY, SMOKY OAK & SPICES

This mid-sized winery keeps coming through with the good stuff. We're often wary of carrying too many wines from one winery, but Sophenia continues to astound us while most other wineries cannot compete at the same price. This Malbec is lovely and modern, with noticeable oak aging, but perfectly balanced and showing great subtlety for its price. A real crowd pleaser!

Serving Suggestions: Steak man! That's what they do in Argentina. Steak, steak, steak! With a side of steak.

15.99

3 in stock

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2015 Malbec Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015

100% Malbec

PLUM, LINGONBERRY, SMOKY OAK & SPICES

This mid-sized winery keeps coming through with the good stuff. We're often wary of carrying too many wines from one winery, but Sophenia continues to astound us while most other wineries cannot compete at the same price. This Malbec is lovely and modern, with noticeable oak aging, but perfectly balanced and showing great subtlety for its price. A real crowd pleaser!

Serving Suggestions: Steak man! That's what they do in Argentina. Steak, steak, steak! With a side of steak.

15.99

42 in stock

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2010 Malvazija (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Malvazija, Brda, Slovenia 2010

100% Malvazija

HONEYSUCKLE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, SMOKEY OAK

Edi Simcic makes wines that are divisive. Often exotic and delicious, and often modern while simultaneously rustic. Traditionalists think his wines are too rich and oaked, modernists think his wines are too unusual and uncommon. Malvasia, here called the Slovenian name Malvazija, is a grape often reserved for desert wines, or blended into other wines for a hint of exotic floral. Aged to maturity, Edi's is dry, plush and highly aromatic. The Bentley of Gewurz-like whites.

Serving Suggestions: Scallops and lobster with fois gras reduction, topped with marmalade chutney and fried sage.

44.99

1 in stock

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2013 Malvazija (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Malvazija, Brda, Slovenia 2013

100% Malvazija

HONEYSUCKLE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, SMOKEY OAK

Edi Simcic makes wines that are divisive. Often exotic and delicious, and often modern while simultaneously rustic. Traditionalists think his wines are too rich and oaked, modernists think his wines are too unusual and uncommon. Malvasia, here called the Slovenian name Malvazija, is a grape often reserved for desert wines, or blended into other wines for a hint of exotic floral. Aged to maturity, Edi's is dry, plush and highly aromatic. The Bentley of Gewurz-like whites.

Serving Suggestions: Scallops and lobster with fois gras reduction, topped with marmalade chutney and fried sage.

41.99

5 in stock

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Mama's Little Yella Pils (6-pack cans) (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Oskar Blues Brewery, Mama's Little Yella Pils (6-pack cans), Brevard. NC

9.99

14 in stock

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Manzanilla [375ml] (Cigarrera, Bodegas La)

Bodegas La Cigarrera, Manzanilla [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

100% Palomino

EARTHY, SALINE, MOUTHWATERINGLY DRY, MUSHROOM

From the seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, the home of all Manzanilla, comes this small production sherry made by ninth generation cellar master Ignacio Hidalgo. Since 1758 the wines of his family have been blended off to larger houses such as Lustau, but starting in 1997 Ignacio started bottling his own artisan wines. This Manzanilla is a pure, more earthy style of the classic Spanish aperitif wine.

Serving Suggestions: Sardines and anchovies, olives, Manchego cheese, Marcona almonds and roast pimentons.

11.99

10 in stock

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Maraschino Cherries, The Original (Luxardo)

Luxardo, The Original Maraschino Cherries [400g/14.11 oz jar], Padova, Italy

The Luxardo Maraschino Cherries are candied cherries with Marasca syrup. The Marasca Cherry is a fruit cultivated and distilled by Luxardo for its renowned Maraschino Liqueur. Perfect for stepping up your Manhattan or other fine coktails.

50% candied cherries, 50% syrup.

Ingredients: Cherries, sugar, Marasca Cherry juice, glucose, citric acid, natural color, Maraschino flavor.

20.99

29 in stock

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2014 Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais" (Cros, Domaine du)

Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais", Southwest, France 2014

100% Fer Servadou (Mansois)

FORREST BERRIES, HERBAL SPICE, CHALK, RESPLENDENTLY RUSTIC

From a beautiful, dynamically hilly region bordering the Auvergne comes this deliciously rustic and unspoiled red. Authenticity runs through its very veins, and the mystique of this mountainous countryside is it's very blood! Made from Mansois (Fer Servadou), an ancient yet lesser-known grape whose flavors of herbs, spice, dried berries, and iron rich terroir imbue in it a complex depth and affinity for "variety meats." It is an untamed wine...

Serving Suggestions: Sausages, lamb, offal, firm rich cheeses such as Etorki or Laguiole. Aged beef and mushroom ragu are more conventional foods that would work well.

15.99

11 in stock

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2013 Margaux (Barraillots, Cheateau Les)

Chateau Les Barraillots, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2013

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

AROMATIC WITH EARTHY SPICE & BLACK TEA, RICH, TRADITIONAL & LONG

Textbook Margaux! Subtly perfumed, and simultaneously supple and firm. This is the classic style of Bordeaux with perfect balance and a long, long finish. Margaux is in the Medoc region most renowned for tasting like “classy Bordeaux.” Les Barraillots is the kind of wine that would make your British friend say "Ah, capital claret indeed old boy!” A taste of the Bordeaux style slowly disappearing today in favor of a more “Napa Valley” style.

Serving Suggestions: Crown roast that's a little heavy on the black pepper. Shepherd's Pie. Chateaubriand in the classical preparation.

35.99

2 in stock

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2014 Margaux (Barraillots, Cheateau Les)

Chateau Les Barraillots, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2014

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

EARTHY SPICE & BLACK TEA, RICH & AROMATIC, TRADITIONAL

Textbook Margaux! Subtly perfumed, and simultaneously supple and firm. This is the classic style of Bordeaux with perfect balance and a long, long finish. Margaux is in the Medoc region most renowned for tasting like “classy Bordeaux.” Les Barraillots is the kind of wine that would make your British friend say "Ah, capital claret indeed old boy!” A taste of the Bordeaux style slowly disappearing today in favor of a more “Napa Valley” style.

Serving Suggestions: Crown roast that's a little heavy on the black pepper. Shepherd's Pie. Chateaubriand in the classical preparation.

35.99

17 in stock

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Marmalade (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Salty Dog Marmalade, 6oz

10.99

42 in stock

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Marsala, Dry "Ambra" Fine I.P. (Lombardo)

Lombardo Family, Dry Marsala, Sicily, Italy

Quality cooking Marsala. You may even want a drink or two!

10.99

4 in stock

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Mataba (Counter Culture Coffee)

This area in Rwanda is renowned for its coffee quality, and farmer Odette Murekatete's select lot from the Mataba washing station demonstrates why. This is a vibrant coffee with bright notes of hibiscus accompanied by a lime-like brightness.

14.99

7 in stock

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Membrillo (Quince Paste) 250 grams (8.81 oz) (Miguel & Valentino)

Miguel & Valentino, Homemade Membrillo (Quince Paste), Spain

6.25

4 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

28 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -medium) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

16 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -small) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -x large) (T. S. Designs)

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15.99

8 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -xx large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 Mencia "Finca Os Cobatos" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Finca Os Cobatos”, Galicia, Spain 2015

100% Mencia

LIVELY AND ENERGETIC, DARK BERRIES, FRESH HERBS

With successful estates in Rias Baixas and Ribeiro already, in 2006 Manuel Mendez completed his Galician trifecta with the purchase Pazo das Tapias in Monterrei.  One of the oldest vineyards in the area, the estate is planted to the regions signature varieties: Godello for white and Mencia for red.  Mendez's Mencia presents the grape in a classic, minimalist form.  No pursuit of overripeness or heavy oak here, this shines with the grape's signature freshness and tell-tale herbaceous hints.  Juicy acidity and a light frame make this a wine to keep reaching for on the dinner table.  Not to mention, Mencia at an everyday price is almost unheard of.

Serving Suggestion: A heaping plate of cured jamon Iberico accompanied by bits of Spain's tetilla queso.  Root vegetables on the grill, drizzled with olive oil and Maldon salt.

9.99

98 in stock

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2011 Mentrida Crianza "Besanas" (Villarta, Hacienda)

Hacienda Villarta, Crianza "Besanas", Mentrida, Spain 2011

Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

BLACK PLUM & CASSIS, RICH VANILLA & PEPPERCORN, CURED LIME

The arid Mentrida appellation of northeastern Toledo is a stone's throw from Spain's capital, but its wines currently maintain a surprisingly low profile. The region's extreme climate helps guarantee a concentration of flavor in grapes and their resultant wines. This seamless blend of the native Tempranillo with a veritable "who's who" assortment of French expatriate varietals injects elegant dark fruit with an elegantly oaken maturity and exotic spice – a delicious value with timeless style.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted bell peppers stuffed w/ ground beef, seasoned w/ tarragon & paprika, adorned w/ shavings of cow & sheep's milk cheeses. Slices of Vietnamese-inspired roast beef w/ basil & delicately-applied chili garlic sauce.

11.99

15 in stock

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2013 Mercurey Rouge (Vieille Fontaine, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine, Mercurey Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, EARTHY MYSTIQUE & BRIGHT MINERALITY

The Mercurey region's name may evoke the silvery, semi-solid undulations of shape-shifting robotic weapons or one of the many reasons to avoid canned tuna (which you probably shouldn’t pair, in any case, with this wine), but it’s actually one of the most celebrated areas within central Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. David Déprés works the 40-70 year old vines in the three acres of his small estate which fall within the Mercurey appellation to produce this elegant, vibrant, and ageworthy example of Pinot Noir. Firm yet fine in the tannin department and shimmering with cherry and plum, this is a wine which finds its very Burgundian mark somewhere between earthy intrigue and a freshness of firm fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Round roast w/ roasted plums & collard greens w/ thyme & garlic. Mushroom paté.

32.99

20 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2012

100% Merlot

SUPPLE PLUMMY FRUIT, CREAMY MOCHA, LIGHT OAK

For three decades, Hyatt Vineyards in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills AVA has been dedicated to the production of quality-driven wines which are also tremendous values. This Merlot is no exception to the standards we've come to expect. Filled with the grape's signature plum, coffee and chocolate with a bit of soft toasty oak intrigue, this luscious red is both remarkably easy going and attention catching.

Serving Suggestion: Meatloaf with chopped Vidalia onions a cream of mushroom/white wine sauce. Beef stew with buttered egg noodles.

11.99

89 in stock

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2011 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2011

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

1 in stock

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2011 Merlot (Ehlers Estate)

Ehlers Estate, Merlot, Napa Valley, CA 2011

{biodynamic, non-profit} 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

TOASTY, SPICY OAK, BLACK CURRANT, MILK CHOCOLATE

In 1985, French entrepreneur and philanthropist Jean Leducq began acquiring small parcels of vineyard land in Napa Valley’s acclaimed St. Helena appellation. The goal was to create one contiguous estate producing wines in the Bordeaux style. Today, Ehlers Estate is completely non-profit with all proceeds going to cardiovascular research. They are also certified organic and farm biodynamically. Eighteen months in 40% new French oak barrels brings a rich spicy vanilla quality to all the black currant and cherry fruit. Super dark, extracted, and heartfelt.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled lean, beef like a tenderloin in morels or with garlic, cilantro, soy sauce and red chili marinated flank steak.

49.99

5 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2012

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

1 in stock

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2013 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2013

95% Merlot, 5% Malbec

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

18.99

9 in stock

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2014 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2013

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

88 in stock

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2014 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2014

95% Merlot, 5% Malbec

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

18.99

18 in stock

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2011 Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" (Brutocao)

Brutocao, Merlot "Bliss Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2011

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

19.99

9 in stock

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2013 Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" (Brutocao)

Brutocao, Merlot "Bliss Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2013

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

19.99

30 in stock

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2014 Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard" (Trig Point)

Trig Point, Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard", Alexander Valley, California 2014

19.99

15 in stock

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2007 Merlot "Le Diacce" (Ciona, Podere)

Podere Ciona, Merlot "Le Diacce" IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2007

90% Merlot, 10% Alicante Bouschet

BLACK CURRANT & PLUM, SMOKY SPICE  

Resting high in hillsides of Gaiole, a Chianti Classico township, is the estate of Podere Ciona. In this idyllic landscape, Podere Ciona cultivates and produces the Merlot grapes used in this cuvée, "Le Diacce". Supported by the red fleshed Alicante Bouschet, this elegant red projects generous aromas of french lavender and tart red fruit notes with a finale of chocolate and vanilla. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barriques followed by 12 months in the bottle, this wine radiates its mature personality.

Serving Suggestions: Soy, ginger and chile marinated grilled beef with sesame dressing and salad of edamame, radishes and watercress

33.99

1 in stock

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2014 Merlot Cabernet (Bedin)

Bedin, Merlot Cabernet, Marca Trevigiana, Veneto, Italy 2014

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CHOCOLATE. TART BLACK CHERRY. LIGHTLY EARTHY

Surprisingly, Merlot is the most widely planted red grape in north eastern Italy dating back hundreds of years. Actually, it's not a surprise, because it is known as the "ultimate weapon" there, producing delicious value wines all the way up to stunningly fine wines. Though originally a French variety, this one from our friends at Bedin still has that classic Italian flair. A wine for the table, it is refreshing and accessible, while the Cab gives it an edgy character that keeps it engaging. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Quail, stuffed with sausage and oregano, browned with butter, garlic and lemon juice.

7.99

2 in stock

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Methode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Methode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent", Loire Valley, France NV

{organic} 100% Gamay

JUICY RED BERRY & APPLE, CITRUS, LIGHTLY SWEET YET BRACING

This is Robert Serol's most fun take on Gamay, but its delightful effervescence belies some serious thought and effort. Made in the méthode ancestrale, this lovely sparkling wine comes from 100% hand harvested grapes, followed by natural fermentation with no chaptalization (added sugar). It tops out at a deliciously light 11% alcohol, so pour it generously to kick off your next dinner party. It's electric pink lemonade for grownups, and a great introduction to Pet-Nat.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect as an apertif, but great with rich, funky washed-rind cheeses and a variety of creamy desserts.

18.99

27 in stock

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Milk Brown "Oat Wheel Cookie" [22ozl Bottle] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

13.99

10 in stock

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Milk Stout "Honeycutt" [32oz can] (Bull City Burger and Brewery)

Bull City Burger and Brewery, Milk Stout "Honeycutt" [32oz can], Durham, NC

7.99

5 in stock

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Mission Almond Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Mission Almond Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

13.99

11 in stock

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2011 Monastrell "After 3" Late Harvest [500ml] (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "After 3" Late Harvest Monastrell Viñas Viejas [500ml], Valencia, Spain 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell (dulce natural)

GORGEOUS VIOLET PERFUME, SWEET BLACKBERRY, HONEYED SPICE & COCOA

By the middle of November, Casa Los Frailes' old-vine Monastrell is about as ripe as it can get, and a manual harvest means the grapes in this beautiful dessert wine are concentrated to the point of becoming raisins. This is no syrupy ice-cream topping, however, but a beautiful example of exuberant sweetness balanced by restraint and acidity. Surprising & expressively floral, this is one of the finest treatments of late harvest Monastrell we have encountered. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled foie gras on toast with black currant sauce. Lavender crème brûlée. Chocolate cake.

19.99

11 in stock

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2015 Monastrell Tinto (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell, Valencia, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY, RICH & RIPE!

The dry, sandy soils of Valencia yield outstanding Monastrell grapes full of ripe, berryish goodness which cascades into a velvet robe cradling your tongue in a bath of heavenly, silken fruit! Whew! This is just a straight-up great red – mighty nice to drink, astoundingly generous, and leaving us starstruck. Seriously, our friends at Casa Los Frailes have put the "more" into Mourvedre. Take this darkly gleaming gem home by the case.  A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for grilled beef but nucanced enough for spicy, starchy vegetarian dishes. Chicken Fajitas w/ adobo sauce.

9.99

73 in stock

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2012 Montagne Saint-Emilion (Rocher Corbin, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Corbin, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2012

{organic} 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

RIPE, POWERFUL, LUSH & PACKED WITH DARK FRUIT

If you aren't familiar with the "Garagiste" movement in Bordeaux, then this would be a great introduction. Philippe Durand puts in a lot of extra work in the vineyard - including de-budding, short pruning, and removing leaves - to make sure that the grapes coming in at harvest are intensely flavored and flawless. At harvest, the tiny grapes from 145 year old Merlot vines have been examined by no fewer than four people. The result is a powerhouse of richness and dark berry perfection.

Serving Suggestions: Dry-aged prime beef. Duck breast with refried cracklings. Sous vide pork belly seared over hickory.

25.99

8 in stock

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2011 Montefalco Sagrantino (Fratelli Pardi, Cantina)

Cantina Fratelli Pardi, Montefalco Sagrantino, Umbria, Italy 2011

100% Sagrantino

RED-FLESHED PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, SAVORY CACAO & PIPE TOBACCO

Sagrantino, the “sacred,” rare, and revered red of Umbria may be drastically outnumbered in plantings by central Italian colleagues, Sangiovese and Montepulciano, but it is by no means outgunned in the arenas of esteem or fanfare. This rendition from the grape’s zenith zone, Montefalco, brings the goods that we’ve come to expect and crave – generous dark fruit, wisps of roasty sweetness, and a savory, meaty edge. The Pardi estate reaches a century of age in 2019, and the current generation approaches its torchbearing with enthusiasm, farming meticulously and aging this masterpiece for a total of three-and-a-half years prior to release. Decadente!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ chestnuts, cranberry sauce, & crisped kale. Charred steak w/ plenty of rare goodness below the surface.

34.99

3 in stock

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2013 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (La Quercia)

La Quercia, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo [3 liter Bag-in-Box], Abruzzo, Italy 2013

100% Montepulciano

WARM CINNAMON, DEEP PURPLE FRUIT, COZY & COMFORTING

Antonio Lamona has created a self-sustaining paradise in Morro d'Oro, cultivating organic vineyards on breeze-kissed slopes that rise above the Adriatic. Sea. With inviting aromas of spiced plum cake that mellow into deep berry fruits, soft tannins, and the faintest hint of herbs, this gem is an exquisitely Abruzzese Montepulciano.

Serving suggestions: Roast lamb with rosemary potatoes, or vegan portobello mushroom barbecue scented with balsamic vinegar.

41.99

4 in stock

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2008 Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2008

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INCREDIBLE BOUQUET OF HIBISCUS, POMEGRANATE & TOBACCO HARVEST

Insider's secret: This vineyard is directly next to Volnay "Clos des Chenes", from which you can find wines that sell for as much as $150 a bottle. We'd be willing to bet that most Burgundy experts could not tell the difference with this wine. A profound and complex Pinot Noir, it is ripe, rich and serious with perfect balance. It's pretty and certainly cellar-worthy. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon. High quality roast salmon. Beef brisket au jus with roasted sweet baby onions.

47.99

20 in stock

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2014 Morellino di Scansano (Moris Farms)

Moris Farms, Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy, 2014

90% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah, Merlot

PLUM, CHERRY, BLACK TEA, RICH, ROUND, ANISE

The Tuscan region of Morellino di Scansano has been making wine for more than a century. It became a DOC in 1978 and a DOCG in 2006, yet most Americans have never heard of this wonderful red wine. Full-flavored and busting out at the Tuscan seams, this Morellino is more modern in style. No oak to be found, this juicy red is all tank fermented and bottle aged, ripe, lush and ready to drink.

Serving Suggestions: Steak Florentine, steak tartar, steak au poivre & steakedy steak steak. Did we mention steak?

13.99

17 in stock

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2015 Morgon (Boulon, Domaine J.)

Domaine J. Boulon, Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Gamay

15.99

11 in stock

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Moscatel "Dorado" [375ml] (Cesar Florido, Bodegas)

Bodegas Cesar Florido, Moscatel “Dorado” [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{organic} 100% Moscatel

TANGERINE & ORANGE MARMALADE. JASMINE & HONEYSUCKLE. SWEET & SPICY

Founded in 1887, this bodega is renowned in the Sherry zone for producing some of the best dessert Moscatel anywhere. Making several styles, this one is the freshest and most citrusy. Fermented to 2% alcohol before being fortified with young brandy to 18%. The natural sweetness of the grapes remain, and the bright fruit becomes slightly spicy during its one year of aging in the Solera.

Serving Suggestion: Great as a dessert on its own, it brings a fantastic citrus flavor to your final course. Contrast it with dark chocolate desserts, or compliment it with Creme Catalan’s citrusy syrup.

11.99

9 in stock

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2004 Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml] (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml], Piemonte, Italy 2004

100% Moscato

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL & APRICOT, SWEET & MUSKY

The Moscato grapes in this lusciously complex dessert wines are covered and left in dry, windy places around the property to gradually wither and raisin up. The sugar ratio goes through the roof and the grapes take on natural musk, so we end up with silky sweet and intensely flavored passito that seems to float over the tongue.

Serving Suggestions: Flan or custard, strong runny cheeses, bowls of ripe fruit.

29.99

11 in stock

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2014 Moscato d' Asti "Vignot" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato d’Asti “Vignot", Piemonte, Italy 2014 (sustainable} 100% Moscato

FRESH ORANGE BLOSSOM & APRICOT. SPRITZY & LIGHTLY SWEET

A great finish to a meal or a fantastic start to one? You decide, as this lightly sweet Moscato is one of the very best we’ve tasted. Spritzy, tangy and exploding with orange blossom, apricot, cedar and flowers, it’s a wine that reaches across party lines. Those fearful of dry wines embrace those who have sworn off sweet ones. Licking their lips they agree they’ve found nirvana and open a second bottle. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The refreshing Queen of dessert wines. Chocolate mousse, fruit tart, flan, blueberry cobbler.

11.99

2 in stock

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2015 Moscato d' Asti "Vignot" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato d’Asti “Vignot", Piemonte, Italy 2015 (sustainable} 100% Moscato

FRESH ORANGE BLOSSOM & APRICOT. SPRITZY & LIGHTLY SWEET

A great finish to a meal or a fantastic start to one? You decide, as this lightly sweet Moscato is one of the very best we’ve tasted. Spritzy, tangy and exploding with orange blossom, apricot, cedar and flowers, it’s a wine that reaches across party lines. Those fearful of dry wines embrace those who have sworn off sweet ones. Licking their lips they agree they’ve found nirvana and open a second bottle. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The refreshing Queen of dessert wines. Chocolate mousse, fruit tart, flan, blueberry cobbler.

13.99

97 in stock

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2013 Mountain Red (Thelema Mountain Vineyards)

Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Thelema Mountain Red, Western Cape, South Africa 2012

41% Shiraz, 22% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8%, Merlot. 6% Grenache, 3% Cabernet Franc

THICK BLACK FRUIT & BRAMBLY SPICE, SMOKY OAK, MEATILY BOLD

Comprised of sloping vineyards on the Simonsberg Mountain, the Thelema estate overlooks the South African capital of wine production, Stellenbosch. This bold cuvée represents a delightful collision between the famous grapes of France's Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. With a hedonistic smokiness courtesy of eighteen months in oak, this powerhouse conveys its balance through an impression of being simultaneously rugged or untamed and remarkably finessed.

Serving Suggestion: Beef & lamb sausage w/ black pepper, coriander, nutmeg, & vinegar – served w/ polenta or grits. Bratwurst & lentils w/ cumin & beet salad.

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 Muller-Thurgau "Cuvee A" (Anne Amie)

Anne Amie, Müller-Thurgau "Cuvee A," Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

100% Muller-Thurgau

GREEN APPLE, LIVELY LIME, HONEYSUCKLE & A SMALL BITE OF PEACH

Anne Amie’s Müller-Thurgau vines are pushing 34 years old, making them some of the most venerable in Oregon. Classic, pleasingly tart flavors like green apple and citrus join up here with more floral notes and richer white fruit flavors. There’s a tiny hint of sweetness before brilliant acidity kicks in and finishes long and clean.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy laksa or Thai drunken noodles. Boudin Blanc with sauerkraut would work too.

17.99

8 in stock

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Muroka Nama Genshu Sake "Funaguchi/Golden Bullet" [200ml can] (Kikusui)

Kikusui, Muroka Nama Genshu Sake "Funaguchi/Golden Bullet" [200ml can], Niigata, Japan

7.99

25 in stock

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2002 Muscadet "Le Legendaire" Vieilles Vignes (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Muscadet "Le Legendaire", Cotes de Grand Lieu (Sur Lie), Loire Valley, France, 2002

{sustainable} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

goat gouda, macerated oranges, blow your muscadet up

Did you see that vintage?! Okay, the vines are 75-100 years old planted on a tiny 3 hectare plot in granite soils with pebbles. Get this, the wine is slowly stirred with lees contact in glass-lined tanks with a little propeller for 60 continuous months- unheard of! Legally this is TOO long to have "sur lie" on the label. This is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste such a complex wine made in a completely traditional/untraditional manner. The aromas are of goat cheese and gouda with citrus/orange blossoms and a golden honey funk. Man, this is crazy good wine.

Serving Suggestions: Goat cheese with age and a firmness; Yellow goat curry with potatoes, onions, carrots and sweet spices like clove and cinnamon.

23.99

5 in stock

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2009 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud", Loire Atlantique, France, 2009

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

LEAN LIME & APPLE, PEPPER & MINERAL, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

12 in stock

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2010 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Clisson" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Clisson", Loire Atlantique, France, 2010

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

ETHEREAL LIME & APPLE, MIGHTILY MINERALISTIC, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Taking its name from the Sèvre Nantaise village of Clisson and channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

8 in stock

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2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos les Montys Vigne de 1914" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, "Clos les Montys Vigne de 1914", Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

ZESTY LIME, RICH MINERALISTIC CLARITY, PIERCING ACIDITY.

Significantly more opulent than Muscadet's reputation might lead us to expect, this bold offering finds its grapes harvested not only from a single plot but from a corner of that plot which was planted a century ago (as of 2014). These older vines endow the wine with even more of the Atlantic-tinged minerality for which these wines are famous. While the overall impression may be rounder, this white is still equipped with bright, enlivening acidity. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Minimally-seasoned broiled triggerfish w/ lemony asparagus & wild rice pilaf w/ chives. Oysters!

16.99

37 in stock

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2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos les Montys" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, "Clos les Montys" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

LIME & PEAR, FLORAL NOTES, FLINTY MINERAL

Its enticing, pristine clarity in the glass belies the depth and elegance to follow. This mouthwatering Muscadet has a nose of fresh white birch birch flowers and layers of flinty mineral with pear – heightened by a faint buzz of bright spritziness. A saline, electric finish inspires "wow" and a stunned smile spreading across the taster's face. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Classically served with raw oysters – don't miss this magic pairing. Also great with nearly any shellfish (eg shrimp or scallops).

13.99

48 in stock

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2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

BRIGHT PEAR & LIME, CHALKY MINERAL, VERY VERY DRY

Holy Moly! We weren't sure if we were ready for this one! Possibly the driest tasting wine in the store. "It don't get no drier," said one fan. If you are curious about experiencing a wine with a very minerally flavor, but haven't identified that flavor yet, here is your chance. The minerality lingers on the finish for what seems to be minutes and is clearly identifiable. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Other than being THE perfect match for raw oysters, most sashimi, ceviche and aged goat cheeses, try this with scallops in beurre blanc.

9.99

127 in stock

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2014 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise [375ml] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

PLUMP STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, FIRM WAXINESS & CANDIED CITRUS

Classic Beaumes de Venise, fortified with brandy and produced in a manner similar to port, is among the world’s most exotic, etherial desert wines and one which has become a coveted rarity outside its immediate area of production. Domaine La Ligiere, located in the heart of Beaumes, biodynamically produces exceptional wines – both there and in a few of the most revered neighboring appellations of the Southern Rhone. This distinctive, awesomely aromatic white stands in contrast to the estate’s famously robust reds but is no less powerful. This is a special treat and immensely memorable wine.

Serving Suggestion: Pork paté w/ orange peel, pistachio, & Grand Marnier. Lemon-apricot poundcake.

13.99

19 in stock

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Natural Herb Bitters - Digestif [20ml bottle] (Underberg)

Underberg Natural Herb Bitters - Digestif [20ml bottle]

Germany

Underberg is a herb bitters taken for digestion. It is not a beverage. Not to be sipped, but taken all at once and quickly because of its aromatic strong taste. It is also used as a flavoring. Take after a good meal to feel bright and alert!

1.99

130 in stock

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2012 Nebbiolo (Grove Winery)

Grove Winery, Nebbiolo, Guilford County, NC, 2012

91% Nebbiolo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

MULBERRY & POMEGRANATE, ROSE PETALS & TAR, CHOCOLATE

From one Piedmont to another? Nebbiolo, a highly prized grape seldom encountered beyond its native northern Italy, has an unlikely vacation home in the eastern reaches of... Guilford County, NC? Indeed it does, and it remains one of the priorities of the Grove Winery, which annually grows roughly one and 1/2 ton of the regal red. Brimming with classically bright cherry-ish fruit that evolves into something more rustic - and mulberry-like, this is a local delight at once easy to drink and thought-provokingly interesting. Experience our Piedmont terroir as never before!

Serving Suggestions: The Piemontese love their vinegar, and we North Carolinians love our tangy, vinegar-based barbecue and fixins. Lightbulb moment?

17.99

28 in stock

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2013 Nebbiolo (Grove Winery)

Grove Winery, Nebbiolo, Guilford County, NC, 2013

91% Nebbiolo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

MULBERRY & POMEGRANATE, ROSE PETALS & TAR, CHOCOLATE

From one Piedmont to another? Nebbiolo, a highly prized grape seldom encountered beyond its native northern Italy, has an unlikely vacation home in the eastern reaches of... Guilford County, NC? Indeed it does, and it remains one of the priorities of the Grove Winery, which annually grows roughly one and 1/2 ton of the regal red. Brimming with classically bright cherry-ish fruit that evolves into something more rustic - and mulberry-like, this is a local delight at once easy to drink and thought-provokingly interesting. Experience our Piedmont terroir as never before!

Serving Suggestions: The Piemontese love their vinegar, and we North Carolinians love our tangy, vinegar-based barbecue and fixins. Lightbulb moment?

17.99

28 in stock

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2015 Nebbiolo (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy 2015{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, TAR & BRIARWOOD, ARTEMISIA

Brimming not only with the bright, reddish energy of the Nebbiolo grape itself but also with a deeper, darker mahogany aspect that we’re quicker to associate with full-fledged Barolo and Barbaresco, this is both the beauty and the beast – a combination that has placed these reds among the absolute darlings of wine enthusiasts for centuries!

Serving Suggestion: Stir-fried shiitake mushrooms & dried cranberries w/ black rice risotto & diced pecans. Crispy pork belly, onions, & copious cilantro over rice w/ avocado slices.

25.99

22 in stock

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2013 Nebbiolo Langhe (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2013

100% Nebbiolo

DEEP RED BERRYISH FRUIT, ROSE PETAL, CEDARY SPICE

Ripe and solid, Castello di Verduno's Nebbiolo from the estate's vineyards in Langhe (and more specifically Barbaresco) represents a rounder and more modern representation of the esteemed grape while sacrificing none of its classical elegance or structure. Generous strawberry and dried cherry merge seamlessly with decadent undertones of toasty oak. The Burlotto family has tirelessly maintained this five hundred year old property since the eighteen thirties.

Serving Suggestion: Seared veal shoulder simmered in an onion broth and served with caper and dill mayonnaise.

21.99

5 in stock

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2014 Negrette "Coste Rouge" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombiere, "Coste Rouge" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

EXOTIC, EARTHY & PEPPERY. BLACKBERRY & VIOLETS

This is Diane & Philippe Cauvin's pure Negrette grape cuvee from a single parcel of vineyard with iron rich soils of pebbles, gravel and sand. The distinctive soil gives the wine a softer but more intense flavor of the Negrette grape, almost heightening its characteristics. This is the most pure expression of wine from Fronton, a standard by which others are measured!

Serving Suggestions: Cassoulet, the bean, pork, duck and sausage casserole of southwest France is a classic pairing, since they originate in the same region.

18.99

8 in stock

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2012 Nero d'Avola (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Nero d'Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2012

100% Nero d'Avola

ASH, BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, EASY, FRIENDLY TANNIN

Tenuta Ibidini (pronounced ‘bidini) takes its name from the ancient root word Bidis, the name for the early Hellenic settlers in the area. Tradition has it that Nero d'Avola was brought to Sicily by the Greeks, though it is also known as "Calabrese," suggesting it may have come from the region of Calabria. Regardless of its origins, it is the most planted variety on the island and produces deeply colored wines ranging in style from youthful and juicy to rich and complex. This version offers tremendous bang for the buck with its dark fruit and oh so drinkable and friendly tannins.

Serving Suggestion: Friendly enough for roasted meaty fish like cod with a meat stock reduction sauce; venison grilled with juniper berries.

12.99

72 in stock

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2015 Nero d'Avola (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Nero d'Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2015

100% Nero d'Avola

ASH, BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, EASY, FRIENDLY TANNIN

Tenuta Ibidini (pronounced ‘bidini) takes its name from the ancient root word Bidis, the name for the early Hellenic settlers in the area. Tradition has it that Nero d'Avola was brought to Sicily by the Greeks, though it is also known as "Calabrese," suggesting it may have come from the region of Calabria. Regardless of its origins, it is the most planted variety on the island and produces deeply colored wines ranging in style from youthful and juicy to rich and complex. This version offers tremendous bang for the buck with its dark fruit and oh so drinkable and friendly tannins.

Serving Suggestion: Friendly enough for roasted meaty fish like cod with a meat stock reduction sauce; venison grilled with juniper berries.

12.99

96 in stock

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2014 Nero d'Avola "Nero di Lupo" (COS, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Nero d'Avola

BAKED CRANBERRY, SPICES, SMOKY LEATHER, IRON

Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that has such interesting and dynamic flavors that it's hard not to love. It is a flavor that has become associated with Southern Italian cuisine since it is grown not only in Sicily, but throughout the lower "boot" of Italy. Often rustic, earthy and raisiny, the subtle charm can be crushed by the heat, which will turn the sugary grapes into harsh wines. At COS, the grapes are harvested before getting too ripe and cautiously crafted into pretty wine in a cold, clean cellar. The result is one of Sicily's gifts to the world. Don't miss it.

Serving Suggestions: Perfection with charcoal-grilled lamb heavily crusted with rosemary, garlic and lemon. Firm, aged pecorino cheeses with capers on the side drizzled with olive oil.

26.99

24 in stock

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Ngunguru, Nyeri (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Ngunguru, Nyeri, Kenya

Tegu is one of three members of the Tekangu cooperative society. Ngunguru is lush, complex notes of raisin and sweet savoriness abound.

15.99

1 in stock

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2013 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

GA Schneider, Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2013

ZESTY LIME & PINEAPPLE, MAGNIFICENT MINERALITY

Whatever the time of year, when we taste the zesty combination of bright citrus and restrained tropicality – the graceful contrast of mouthwatering acidity and gentle sweetness that punctuates the profile of classic Rheinhessen Spätlese, we immediately want to hit the slopes… The famously red slope of Nierstein, to be precise. Like a wintery piña colada that hasn't had any irritating songs written about it, this perennially refreshing white could bring a kiss of healthy chill to a summer evening or pair spectacularly with traditional Thanksgiving/holiday fare.

Serving Suggestion: Pineapple-baked ham w/ crisp, steamed string beans. Papaya salad w/ fish sauce & coconut rice.

18.99

12 in stock

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2013 Nuits-Saint-Georges Rouge (Confuron-Gindre, Domaine Francois)

Domaine François Confuron-Gindre, Nuits-Saint-Georges Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

FIRM, CRAN/STRAWBERRY, SMOKEY HERBS, MUSKY ANISE

In Burgundy and England, this small estate is already gaining the respect that it deserves, although it is relatively unknown in the US. François has gone from sharecropping to make his wine originally to being an important vigneron farming his own important parcels that he earned. His NSG is youthful, sturdy and nuanced; a serious Burgundy. 

Serving Suggestion:  Beef Bourguignon or another beef stew, cooked with red wine, onions, root vegetables, garlic and herbs.

49.99

2 in stock

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Oatmeal Pale "Newlin's Original" [500ml bottle] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Wicked Weed, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Sour Ale with Coffee and Vanilla "Silencio" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(7.4% abv)

Silencio is a sour black ale artfully aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The addition of Madagascar vanilla beans and El Silencio coffee from Mountain Air Roasting culminates in a complex and elevated sour ale.

6.99

9 in stock

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Oil Cured Olives (Fresh Harvest)

Oil Cured Olives

4.99

24 in stock

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Oktoberfest Lager[ 4 pack cans] (Southern Pines Brewing Company)

10.99

5 in stock

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Old Time Aromatic Bitters [118ml] (Berg & Hauck)

Berg & Hauck, Old Time Aromatic Bitters [118ml], Germany, NV

39% ABV

Berg & Hauck - Old Time Aromatic Bitters add structure and complexity to classic and modern mixed drinks. This bitters style has been in existence for approximately 250 years; it was called stomach bitters and primarily created by doctors and apothecaries for use in liquid tonics. Early bartenders added bitters to their cocktails to improve the taste of these mixed drinks. After prohibition almost all bitters had vanished from the market and were rediscovered at the end of the 20th century. Berg & Hauck sticks to the classic method of producing bitters by macerating roots, seeds, barks, fruits, herbs and plants in an alcohol base. The Old Time Aromatic Bitters are bitter and tangy to the taste with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, anise and cloves; typical gingerbread aromas that are perfectly suited for drinks based on aged spirits like Whisk(e)y, Rum, Brandy and Tequila.

18.99

3 in stock

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Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt (Urban Oven)

Urban Oven

Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt

Chandler, Arizona

5.99

75 in stock

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Olive Oil, Extra Virgin [750ml] (Therapini)

Therapini, Extra Virgin Olive Oil [750ml], Sparta, Greece 2012

13.99

17 in stock

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Orange Bitters No. 6 (Regan's)

A. Elmegirab, Boker's Bitters

8.99

18 in stock

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Orange Bitters No. 6 10oz (Regan's)

13.99

1 in stock

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Orgeat Syrup [8.5oz] (Small Hand Foods)

Small Hand Foods, Orgeat Syrup [8.5oz], Berkeley, CA

Orgeat is a French-style almond syrup made from California almonds and apricot kernels, resulting in a rich, flavorful syrup with delicate floral notes.

13.99

5 in stock

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Orleans Herbal Aperitif Cider (Eden Specialty Ciders)

Eden Specialty Ciders, Orleans Herbal Aperitif Cider, Vermont apple cider infused with Vermont herbs, NV {biodynamic}

This elegant aperitif cider was developed in collaboration with maître liquoriste Deirdre Heekin. Using our Northern winter cold to concentrate fresh-pressed cider from Vermont apples, we fermented the concentrate to make a pure dry cider infused with a special blend of Vermont-grown herbs. Refreshing and aromatic, ORLEANS HERBAL has delicate apple flavor and white floral, honey, and anise notes. Serve over ice with a twist of lime, or use it in cocktails.

32.99

11 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Ch. Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml], Southwest, France 2012

{sustainable} 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng

SWEET POACHED PEAR, WHITE PEPPER AND PEACH

If you have tried the dry version of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you will love this dessert bottling. In fact, Christine Dupuy has just .7 hectare devoted to making this rare dessert wine and produces just enough to share the love in the US with Wine Authorities. Employing careful hand harvesting with lees aging to develop flavor, this dessert wine has exotic floral aromas of poached pear in simple syrup with white pepper and sun dried peach.

Serving Suggestions: Foie Gras paté (if you have some please share); hazelnut crusted cheesecake with glazed pears on top

24.99

19 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

19.99

15 in stock

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Pale Ale "Napoleon Complex" [6-pack cans] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Dry Hopped Pale Ale "Napoleon Complex" [6-pack, 12oz cans], Asheville, NC 5.2% ABV

Napoleon Complex is a small-statured pale ale with a larger-than-life attitude. Ignoring the industry standard of diminutive hop presence and mild manner, this pale ale will have most IPAs contemplating their inadequacy. Little beer, big flavor, even bigger ego.

11.99

4 in stock

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Palo Santo Marron Ale [4-pack] (Dogfish Head)

Dogfish Head, Palo Santo Marron, Ale, Maryland

Availability: Limited Release 12-ounce bottles, 4-packs

Palo Santo Marron (Holy Tree Brown)

An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means "holy tree" and it's wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.

This beer is a 12% abv, highly roasty, and malty brown ale aged on the Palo Santo wood. It was a huge hit at our Rehoboth Beach brewpub when first released in November of 2006, so it's coming back... into full production!

At 10,000 gallons each, these are the largest wooden brewing vessels built in America since before Prohibition.

14.50

4 in stock

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Peach Vanilla Bean Bourbon Jam (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Peach VB Bourbon Jam, 6oz

9.99

12 in stock

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Peanut Almond Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Almond Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

12.99

18 in stock

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Peanut Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

9.99

29 in stock

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Peanut Cashew Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Cashew Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

12.99

27 in stock

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Peanut Chai Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Chai Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

13.99

18 in stock

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Peanut Pecan Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Pecan Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

12.99

14 in stock

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Peanut Pecan Butter 16 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Pecan Butter 16 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

17.99

1 in stock

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People's Porter [6 pack] (Foothills Brewing)

An English-style robust porter. Dark brown in color with a ruby hue. Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma. Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes o caramel and toffee. People's Porter carries herbal hop flavor up front with a slight note of espresso in the finish.

Also available aged in bourbon barrels.

Foothills Brewing, People's Porter, Winston Salem, NC

IBU: 42

ABV: 5.8%

9.99

5 in stock

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Pepperoni, 1/2 Chub (Giacomo Santomauro)

Giacomo's Salumi -Pepperoni 1/2 Stick, Greensoboro, NC

Traditional spicy pepperoni made right here in NC.

Ground anise and cracked red pepper flakes give this handmade pepperoni its spice. This meaty Italian specialty boasts of a full flavor not masked by fat and fillers.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

17 in stock

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2011 Pessac-Leognan Rouge (Mancedre, Chateau)

Chateau Mancedre, Pessac-Léognan Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2011

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CONCENTRATED CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, ELEGANT EARTHINESS, GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL NOTES

Chateau Mancedre's Jean Trocard describes his estate's recent history simply: "It is the story of a rebirth." Having been destroyed by the notoriously icy conditions of Bordeaux's 1956 winter, his grandparents vineyards lay desolate for decades until Trocard and his wife, Bénédicte, stepped forward to breathe new life into them. Led by Cabernet Sauvignon, this bold ambassador of the gravely soils of southwestern Bordeaux brims with hallmark flavors of cassis, black plum, and an earthy/herbaceous collaboration with dark minerality. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Roast beef w/ savory Swiss chard, garlic, walnuts, & dried currants.

39.99

10 in stock

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2013 Petite Sirah (Dancing Coyote)

Dancing Coyote, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, CA 2013

100% Petite Sirah

RICH BLACKBERRY, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS, SMOOTH

The flat expanses of the ingenue Clarksburg AVA may lack the visual drama of its more famous neighbors, but its hot days and cool, fog-fed nights make it prime vineyard real estate. This luscious Petite Sirah takes that ample sunshine and converts it to rich, ripe dark fruit and enticing wafts of hickory smoke.

Serving Suggestion: Mildly spicy lamb & chicken kebabs cooked among friends on a cheap charcoal grill. Grilled mushrooms while you're at it.

16.99

20 in stock

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2014 Petite Sirah "The Heritage Collection" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, Heritage Collection Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA 2014

100% Petite Sirah

SPICY EARTH, CINNAMON, OAK & LUSH BERRIES

Peirano Estate has been farmed by the same family since the 1800's. They are now the oldest continually operated vineyard in Lodi, California with many vines over 100 years old. From these vines comes this Petite Sirah, inky dark and tasting of berries, cinnamon, earth, oak and even a hint of sweet tomato. A bold vintage, this year. Remember, Petite Sirah is not Syrah or Shiraz, but a separate grape altogether originally called Duriff.

Serving Suggestion: Rare but seared beef or lamb. Teleggio cheese. Lasagna with a spicy sauce.

12.99

2 in stock

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2015 Petite Sirah "The Heritage Collection" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, Heritage Collection Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA 2015

100% Petite Sirah

SPICY EARTH, CINNAMON, OAK & LUSH BERRIES

Peirano Estate has been farmed by the same family since the 1800's. They are now the oldest continually operated vineyard in Lodi, California with many vines over 100 years old. From these vines comes this Petite Sirah, inky dark and tasting of berries, cinnamon, earth, oak and even a hint of sweet tomato. A bold vintage, this year. Remember, Petite Sirah is not Syrah or Shiraz, but a separate grape altogether originally called Duriff.

Serving Suggestion: Rare but seared beef or lamb. Teleggio cheese. Lasagna with a spicy sauce.

12.99

28 in stock

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2015 Pic Saint Loup "Le Rosé" (Lancyre, Chateau de)

Chateau de Lancyre, Pic Saint Loup, "Le Rosé", Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France 2015

{sustainable} 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault

STRAWBERRY & PEACH, MELON & MINERAL, LOVELY!

The appellation of Pic Saint Loup is often regarded as a sort of "Grand Cru"of the Languedoc due to its consistently high quality wines. This rosé shows that not only the reds are amazing. This ripe yet sleek offering seduces with rich red berries, stone fruit, minerally intrigue and a perfect balance, quenching the thirst, yet urging you to drink more. Pay close attention, and this wine will reveal a depth not usually seen in "humble" rosés!

Serving Suggestions: A serious cookout would be perfect for this versatile gem. Grilled Mediterranean cuisine w/ lots of fresh herbs, garlic, & citrus.

19.99

40 in stock

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2013 Pic Saint-Loup "Coste d'Aleyrac" (Lancyre, Chateau de)

Chateau de Lancyre, "Coste d'Aleyrac" Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France 2013

{sustainable} 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Carignan

CASSIS & EARTHY BLUEBERRY, BLACK FIG & LEATHER, THYME

With the imposing stone towers of the Hortus and Pic Saint-Loup (the mountain that lends its name to this northeastern stretch of the Languedoc) looming on the horizon, the limestone and marl vineyard responsible for this cuvée stretches out from the Romanesque chapel of Aleyrac. Lancyre is one of the sharpest focal points of the Pic Saint-Loup, contributing much to the regions's lofty reputation for Northern Rhone-esque stylings and unparalleled Syrah-driven cuvées in Mediterranean France.

Serving Suggestion: Whole duck braised w/ prunes, juniper berries, thyme, & red cabbage. Sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, garlic, & paprika.

21.99

19 in stock

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2014 Pic Saint-Loup "Coste d'Aleyrac" (Lancyre, Chateau de)

Chateau de Lancyre, "Coste d'Aleyrac" Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France 2014

{sustainable} 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Carignan

CASSIS & EARTHY BLUEBERRY, BLACK FIG & LEATHER, THYME

With the imposing stone towers of the Hortus and Pic Saint-Loup (the mountain that lends its name to this northeastern stretch of the Languedoc) looming on the horizon, the limestone and marl vineyard responsible for this cuvée stretches out from the Romanesque chapel of Aleyrac. Lancyre is one of the sharpest focal points of the Pic Saint-Loup, contributing much to the regions's lofty reputation for Northern Rhone-esque stylings and unparalleled Syrah-driven cuvées in Mediterranean France.

Serving Suggestion: Whole duck braised w/ prunes, juniper berries, thyme, & red cabbage. Sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, garlic, & paprika.

21.99

18 in stock

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Picholine Olives (à la carte) (Fresh Harvest)

Picholine Olives, (à la carte) France

The queen of green olives, Picholines are crisp, yet tender and lightly salty. Smooth and fresh tasting, never acidic.Particularly good with cocktails before a fine meal. The most famous French olive variety is grown both in Provence and in the Languedoc.

2.50

6 in stock

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2015 Picpoul de Pinet "Black Label" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Picpoul de Pinet "Black Label" Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Picpoul

GREENISH GOLD COLOR, FRESH & ZIPPY, LIGHTLY FLORAL

In the Languedoc, not far from Montpellier, the sun shines warmly and smiles are wide as large quantities of Picpoul are swirled and sipped near the coast. The smell of the sea is in the air, and this immensely refreshing wine is a party in every bottle. Break out the oysters, shellfish and picnic baskets. Picpoul is best young and fresh, served well-chilled to hot, thirsty and hungry friends at the beach or pool. When we tasted this in France the owner begged us to buy his higher end wines because "this is just the wine we take to the beach!" Exactly! A Wine Authorities Exclusive.

Serving Suggestion: Raw oysters, salt cod croquettes, shrimp boil, fresh anchovy filets in oil, cold fried picnic chicken, and basil, tomato, fresh corn kernel salad.

9.99

80 in stock

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2015 Piedirosso (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Piedirosso, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2015

{organic} 100% Piedirosso

BRIGHT CHERRY & BERRY, ROSES & DISTINCT SMOKINESS

One of the rarer single-varietal reds to come out of Campania, Piedirosso is more often used in blends where it softens the intensity of bolder varietals (typically Aglianico). This example from Fontanavecchia shows off bright, brambly berries, radiant red roses, black pepper, soft tannins, and a definitely distinct aroma of campfire ash - a direct result of the very volcanic soil. Mount Vesuvius is nearby, and looms large over the land and culture. If you've ever been confused by the term "minerality," here's a volcanic, solid stepping stone to understanding.

Serving Suggestion: Baked ziti. Grilled Italian sausage rolls w/ onions & roasted red & yellow bell peppers

13.99

20 in stock

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Pilsner "Paycheck" (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Pilsner "Paycheck", Durham, NC

9.99

11 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes (Ragnaud, Raymond)

Raymond Ragnaud, Pineau des Charentes, Southwest, France, NV

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard

MADE BY RAYMOND RAGNEAU, A TOP PRODUCER OF COGNAC. EEEEEE!

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. The blend is aged for at least 18 months, including a minimum of 8 months in oak barrels.

28.99

6 in stock

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2015 Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder) "Vom Stein" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Pinot Bianco/Weissburgunder "Vom Stein", Alto Adige, Italy 2015

100% Pinot Bianco

TART APPLES, WHITE PEACH, ALMONDS, LITTLE WHITE FLOWERS

What's a grape gotta do to get some attention around here? Pinot Bianco (or Weissburgunder, if you're in the German-speaking Alto Adige) is arguably the least well known of the Pinot sisters, often only making an appearance as a blending grape, and that is sad. Castelfeder winemaker Günter coaxes beautiful Pinot Bianco from the porphyric stone of his vineyard. Lively, vibrant, rich, feather soft and voluptuous ... What's not to love?

Serving Suggestion:  Egg pasta tossed w/ Parmigiano Reggiano, butter, & black pepper. Creamy shrimp salad on toasted brioche rolls. Freshwater trout poached in white wine & served w/ butter sauce.

14.99

20 in stock

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2014 Pinot Blanc (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2014

100% Pinot Blanc

AUTUMNAL, ORCHARD-ISH CRISPNESS & BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Juicy and tangy yet delicate and understated, this elegant Alsatian offers us both the vitality and mystery that we crave from these French Rhinelands. Pinot Blanc’s position here remains less lofty than that of it’s darker-skinned counterpart, Pinot Gris, but what it sometimes lacks in power and perfume, it makes up for with subtlety and sublime drinkability. Charles Baur’s Eguisheim estate is a modest, manageable 40 acres, allowing great attention to detail in both the vineyard and the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Cabbage salad w/ golden delicious wedges, walnuts, & blue cheese. Camembert & other creamy, cow’s milk cheeses.

13.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pinot Grigio (Visintini)

Visintini, Pinot Grigio, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2014

PEARSKIN & PLUMCOT, FLORAL & MINERALLY, COPPERTONED COLORSCHEME

Pinot Gris is indeed a native to France, but, despite its impressive stature in Alsace, the grape arguably reaches its zenith in the far northeastern reaches of Italy. Friuli is one of the grape’s clear capitals, and the region’s tendencies to celebrate the variety's propensity toward richer, more expressive variations serves it well. This offering from Visintini bursts from the glass with its eye-catching copper colorations and autumnal, floral perfume. Refreshing, roughhewn Korean pear-like texture (from extended skin contact) and appropriately pinkish, plumcot-like fruit interwoven with mountain stream minerality make this a real treat for the senses.

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp & porcini risotto w/ olive oil & garlic. Grilled tofu salad w/ red cabbage, radish, carrot, & sesame oil / chili-garlic seasoning.

16.99

10 in stock

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2014 Pinot Grigio "Jesera" (Venica)

Venica, Pinot Grigio "Jesera", Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2014

100% Pinot Grigio

LUSH, RICH, FULL-BODIED WITH A CLEAN FINISH

In the north-eastern part of Italy, we find Collio right on the border of Slovenia, Home to the Venica family of wines. In fact “Jesera” is Slovenian for "little lake" and is the name of the vineyard source for this Pinot Grigio. Very full-flavored, lush and rich, this is a major Pinot Grigio with a hint of pink color - a sign of real skin contact! Delicious mouth-watering acidity finishes of this wine creating a little lake in your mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Proscuitto wrapped melon; grilled tuna steak sliced with avocado over romaine lettuce and a creamy vinaigrette

19.99

1 in stock

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2015 Pinot Grigio "Jesera" (Venica)

Venica, Pinot Grigio "Jesera", Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2014

100% Pinot Grigio

LUSH, RICH, FULL-BODIED WITH A CLEAN FINISH

In the north-eastern part of Italy, we find Collio right on the border of Slovenia, Home to the Venica family of wines. In fact “Jesera” is Slovenian for "little lake" and is the name of the vineyard source for this Pinot Grigio. Very full-flavored, lush and rich, this is a major Pinot Grigio with a hint of pink color - a sign of real skin contact! Delicious mouth-watering acidity finishes of this wine creating a little lake in your mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Proscuitto wrapped melon; grilled tuna steak sliced with avocado over romaine lettuce and a creamy vinaigrette

19.99

25 in stock

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2010 Pinot Grigio "Quinto Quarto" (rosé) (Terpin, Franco)

Franco Terpin, "Quinto Quarto" Pinot Grigio rosé, Venezie, Italy 2010

{organic} 100% Pinot Grigio (rosé from skin contact)

WILD BRAMBLY RED FRUIT, PEACH SKIN & FLOWERY BEESWAX

This ain’t your overplayed art-gallery plastic cup Pinot Grigio. This is a seriously funky-fresh wine that’s not quite rosé, not quite white, and not quite “orange” wine. Instead it’s a “ramato” (copper colored) style of Pinot Grigio; the juice spends three days hanging out with the grape skins before hitting the tanks, a process that adds structure and the characteristically inscrutable color. Earthy, luscious, and totally unique.

Serving Suggestions: Good quality sardines packed in oil, octopus salad, pancetta & salami. Anago handroll sushi. Anything with fresh mushrooms.

23.99

1 in stock

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2015 Pinot Grigio (Rulander) "15" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Pinot Grigio (Rulander) "15," Alto Adige, Italy 2015

100% Pinot Grigio

ELEGANT APPLE, FIRM & FRESH, MINERALLY GUSTO

South Tyrol, better known to the wine world as Alto-Adige, lies within the borders of Italy at the foot of the Alps, but most of its population speak German. This influence also explains why so many of the grapes grown here are also specialties of Alsace, like Pinot Gris/Ruländer.  While Italian Pinot Grigio often brings to mind inoffensive (i.e. bland) whites for many, the variety actually lends itself to richness and structure. Castelfeder's Pinot Grigio, made by a fellow by the name of Günter, walks a perfect line between approachability and substance. Ample acidity and bright mineral come firmly attached with crisp apple and pear flavors.

Serving Suggestion: A refreshing foil to wintery treats like poached trout w/ almond shavings & buttery polenta w/ alpine cheese. Potato dumplings w/ radicchio or endives.

14.99

48 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

PEAR, GREEN APPLE, DRY & MINERALLY

Continuing their great tradition of superb Alsatian-styled dry whites, Montinore presents this medium to full-bodied Pinot Gris showing golden skin contact coloration and a nose of dried pear slices, apricot and fresh flowers. With great length of finish and a beautiful backdrop of juicy, balancing acidity, this graceful wine yields a bounty of flavorful golden fruit in every sip.

Serving Suggestion: A quiche filled with gruyere, apples, bacon and chives; or flaky white fish roasted in olive oil, herbs and garlic.

15.99

19 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris "Fuchsloch" (Steindorfer)

Steindorfer, Pinot Gris "Fuchsloch", Burgenland, Austria 2015

100% Pinot Gris

DRY, RICH, FULL-BODIED, PEAR, STONE FRUITS MINERALS

Meeting Ernst Steindorfer is like meeting a childhood hero. But unlike a comic book character, Ernst is a real man and makes sensational wine. Standing in an immaculate cellar, one could literally eat (or taste wine) off the floor. This Pinot Gris has bright fresh notes and a touch of barrel aging to round the edges of this single vineyard bottling. Complex and Alsatian in style, this is a full-bodied white with stone fruit and a hint of vanilla spice.

Serving Suggestion: Caramelized onion tart with crispy bacon bits; Moroccan chicken with savory almond cous-cous; most meaty fish dishes.

19.99

27 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris "Graupert" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Pinot Gris "Graupert," Burgenland, Austria 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

MINERAL, PEAR, FULL-BODIED, RICH, EXOTIC

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm using natural, biodynamic methods. This Pinot Gris is produced in a unique method of NEVER pruning the vines. This is truly 'abby-normal.' "Graupert" is German for uncombed hair and one look at these wildly growing vines makes one want to clean them up! The result is a naturally low-yielding, super-concentrated, full-flavored, dry Pinot Gris that will knock down similar wines twice the price.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with our sheep milk cheeses, or pasta in a cream sauce with spring/summer veggies, or go heavier with grilled meaty fish like grouper or tuna.

17.99

42 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris "Tikka's Run" (Lemelson Vineyards)

Lemelson Vineyards, Tikka's Run Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

{organic} 100% Pinot Gris

19.99

10 in stock

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2014 Pinot Gris "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Pinot Gris "Traditions", Columbia Valley, WA 2013

100% Pinot Gris

CRISP, FRESH PEAR, CRISP PINOT GRIGIO STYLE

From eastern Washington farmers and brothers Butch & Jerry Milbrandt comes this fantastic Pinot Gris that reminds us of the best of Italian Pinot Grigio. Aromatic with Anjou Pear and banana hints, the mouth is clean, crisp & minerally and appropriately dry. Using grapes from their own Evergreen & Ancient Lakes vineyards, it is aged in stainless steel to retain bright fruit flavors and character without any oak aging. Simply put, this is our best Pinot Grigio for the money!

Serving suggestions: A great match with sautéed squash & zucchini, classic sushi, simply roasted turkey, or pork tenderloin.

13.99

114 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken "Nackenheimer" (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken, Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

100% Pinot Gris

PEAR & LEMON, CHALKY MINERAL, SAKE-LIKE LEESINESS

Nackenheim certainly isn’t famous for its size, but the small municipality enjoys great esteem for its pristine wines. Nestled between the river Rhein and its steeply sloping vineyards, Weingut Binz has long prided itself on the outstanding quality of its reds and whites alike, and we’ve long appreciated the outstanding value they provide. Classically called Grauburgunder in Germany, Pinot Gris is among the nation’s most planted grapes. This rendition regales us with classical citrus and pear/“tree fruit” vibes as well as lovely leesy, minerally complexity. Danke!

Serving Suggestion: Albacore tuna maki w/ sesame seeds & cucumber. Chicken salad sandwich w/ almonds & celery on pumpernickel.

13.99

42 in stock

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2014 Pinot Gris, Reserve (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Gris Reserve, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

BRIGHT WHITE PEACH & CRISP TROPICAL FRUIT, FLORAL, SILKEN MINERALITY

In the 25 years that Cooper Mountain Vineyards has commercially produced wine, they've carved a striking niche out of the highly specialized volcanic soil that hosts the estate's vineyards, focusing on the varietals that have helped establish Willamette Valley as a cradle of excellent wine. This gleaming white is made from biodynamically-grown grapes and boldly features elegant floral notes, bright fruit, and lovely fine-toothed minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Poached sole in butter & tarragon w/ white asparagus. Geoduck ceviche on a bed of grey sea salt.

19.99

5 in stock

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2015 Pinot Gris, Reserve (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Gris Reserve, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

BRIGHT WHITE PEACH & CRISP TROPICAL FRUIT, FLORAL, SILKEN MINERALITY

In the 25 years that Cooper Mountain Vineyards has commercially produced wine, they've carved a striking niche out of the highly specialized volcanic soil that hosts the estate's vineyards, focusing on the varietals that have helped establish Willamette Valley as a cradle of excellent wine. This gleaming white is made from biodynamically-grown grapes and boldly features elegant floral notes, bright fruit, and lovely fine-toothed minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Poached sole in butter & tarragon w/ white asparagus. Geoduck ceviche on a bed of grey sea salt.

19.99

17 in stock

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2014 Pinot Nero "Terrazze" (Mazzolino, Tenuta)

Tenuta Mazzolino, Pinot Nero "Terrazze", Pavia Lombardia, Italy 2014

100% Pinot Nero

BLACKBERRIES, RIPE RED RASPBERRIES, VIOLETS, SOFT & SMOOTH

Wander due south from the industrial cityscape of Milan, and after a few miles Italy really starts to look like ITALY. Tucked in the gentle hills of around Pavia sits Tenuta Mazzolino, run by a French-Italian family specializing in Pinot Noir. This easy-going example is lush and approachable with soft floral notes and ripe red fruit. It fits right in with other high-quality, low-price Pinot, except with a strain of acidity that marks it as uniquely Italian. Almost Dolcetto-esque.

Serving Suggestion: A good match for light pastas with a bit of spice. Spaghetti with cracked red pepper, garlic, pecorino and herbs comes to mind.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pinot Nero "Terrazze" (Mazzolino, Tenuta)

Tenuta Mazzolino, Pinot Nero "Terrazze", Pavia Lombardia, Italy 2015

100% Pinot Nero

BLACKBERRIES, RIPE RED RASPBERRIES, VIOLETS, SOFT & SMOOTH

Wander due south from the industrial cityscape of Milan, and after a few miles Italy really starts to look like ITALY. Tucked in the gentle hills of around Pavia sits Tenuta Mazzolino, run by a French-Italian family specializing in Pinot Noir. This easy-going example is lush and approachable with soft floral notes and ripe red fruit. It fits right in with other high-quality, low-price Pinot, except with a strain of acidity that marks it as uniquely Italian. Almost Dolcetto-esque.

Serving Suggestion: A good match for light pastas with a bit of spice. Spaghetti with cracked red pepper, garlic, pecorino and herbs comes to mind.

14.99

43 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Pinot Noir, Lisboa, Portugal 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RIPE SUN-WARMED BLACK RASPBERRY, DRIED WILDFLOWERS, ELEGANT MINERALITY

Situated 30 miles northwest of Lisbon on an ancient estate near the Atlantic, Quinta de Sant'Ana benefits from hot days followed by cool nights. With the help of this utopian climate, James and Ann Frost along with their seven sons have produced a Pinot Noir with beautifully balanced elements of pleasant acidity, ripe fruit, and subtle minerality. This wine is a near-chilly late afternoon walk with your sweetheart through a field of dwindling wildflowers, picking ripe berries and chewing on half-dried grass stems on the last day of summer. 

Serving Suggestion: Veal roasted with Herbes de Provence alongside a rustic risotto and sweetbread sausage.

18.99

29 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Pinot Noir, Lisboa, Portugal 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RIPE SUN-WARMED BLACK RASPBERRY, DRIED WILDFLOWERS, ELEGANT MINERALITY

Situated 30 miles northwest of Lisbon on an ancient estate near the Atlantic, Quinta de Sant'Ana benefits from hot days followed by cool nights. With the help of this utopian climate, James and Ann Frost along with their seven sons have produced a Pinot Noir with beautifully balanced elements of pleasant acidity, ripe fruit, and subtle minerality. This wine is a near-chilly late afternoon walk with your sweetheart through a field of dwindling wildflowers, picking ripe berries and chewing on half-dried grass stems on the last day of summer. 

Serving Suggestion: Veal roasted with Herbes de Provence alongside a rustic risotto and sweetbread sausage.

18.99

103 in stock

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2012 Pinot Noir (Schafer)

Schafer, Pinot Noir, Mettenheimer Schlossberg, Rheinhessen, Germany 2012

100% Pinot Noir

A BIT EARTHY WITH A WHOLE LOT OF CHERRY!

Here's a medium-bodied red with tons of fruit flavor and just a kiss of cherry fruit inside every sip. Volker Schäfer has made his mark as a great German RED winemaker and owner at his Schäfer winery along with his father. The estate dates back to 1709 and it was his father’s passion for Pinot Noir that lead him to plant vines in the loam and clay slopes of the Rhine. The estate’s 24 acres produce some of the best Pinot Noirs in the country.

Serving Suggestions: Salmon cakes bound with mayo, Panko crumbs, and scallions; great with spicy Thai meat dishes like larb chicken or pork.

14.99

6 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Pinot Noir trocken QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY, EARTHY MINERAL, FRENCH OAK

Working from 11 hectares in the town of Oppenheim, the Heyden family is making an international splash. Winemaking prodigy Frank Heyden combines grapes from his Schlöss vineyard (for elegance and fruit) with those from his Kreuz vineyard (for weight and body). This is a scream and will eradicate any misconceptions you have about German reds. Satisfyingly rich and Burgundian in style, this Zeppelin of a Pinot revels in the variety's classic character and illustrates why Pinot is now Germany's most planted red varietal!

Serving Suggestion: Lean beef like tenderloin. Quail & richer poultry dishes. String beans w/ wild rice, almonds, & butter.

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Pinot Noir trocken QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY, EARTHY MINERAL, FRENCH OAK

Working from 11 hectares in the town of Oppenheim, the Heyden family is making an international splash. Winemaking prodigy Frank Heyden combines grapes from his Schlöss vineyard (for elegance and fruit) with those from his Kreuz vineyard (for weight and body). This is a scream and will eradicate any misconceptions you have about German reds. Satisfyingly rich and Burgundian in style, this Zeppelin of a Pinot revels in the variety's classic character and illustrates why Pinot is now Germany's most planted red varietal!

Serving Suggestion: Lean beef like tenderloin. Quail & richer poultry dishes. String beans w/ wild rice, almonds, & butter.

19.99

5 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Montinore Estate)

Montinore Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY FRUIT, EARTHY, SMOKE. LIGHT & AROMATIC

We've watched this winery get better every year and now the Marchesi family has produced another great vintage for Montinore! This superb Pinot looks like a Pinot, smells like a Pinot and yes, tastes like a Pinot! Unfortunately this is becoming more rare these days. With a seductive soft red color that is translucent and inviting. The aroma is like perfume with earthy cherry, a whisp of dark chocolate and black pepper. Don't let the color fool you, this is a full flavored and powerful tasting wine!

Serving Suggestion: Black peppered chicken, soy sauce marinated grouper, beef tenderloin and grilled salmon.

20.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Montinore Estate)

Montinore Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY FRUIT, EARTHY, SMOKE. LIGHT & AROMATIC

We've watched this winery get better every year and now the Marchesi family has produced another great vintage for Montinore! This superb Pinot looks like a Pinot, smells like a Pinot and yes, tastes like a Pinot! Unfortunately this is becoming more rare these days. With a seductive soft red color that is translucent and inviting. The aroma is like perfume with earthy cherry, a whisp of dark chocolate and black pepper. Don't let the color fool you, this is a full flavored and powerful tasting wine!

Serving Suggestion: Black peppered chicken, soy sauce marinated grouper, beef tenderloin and grilled salmon.

22.99

22 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Montinore Estate)

Montinore Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY FRUIT, EARTHY, SMOKE. LIGHT & AROMATIC

We've watched this winery get better every year and now the Marchesi family has produced another great vintage for Montinore! This superb Pinot looks like a Pinot, smells like a Pinot and yes, tastes like a Pinot! Unfortunately this is becoming more rare these days. With a seductive soft red color that is translucent and inviting. The aroma is like perfume with earthy cherry, a whisp of dark chocolate and black pepper. Don't let the color fool you, this is a full flavored and powerful tasting wine!

Serving Suggestion: Black peppered chicken, soy sauce marinated grouper, beef tenderloin and grilled salmon.

22.99

12 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, CA 2013

DEEP & SATISFYING, RICH AND FRUIT-FILLED

The Smith family has maintained their course in central California producing very California style wines for two generations. They are largely responsible for the Monterey region's rise to prominence and started out as grape farmers for many famous producers. This Pinot is unctuous and mouth-filling, with oak and rich cherry/raspberry fruit. It strikes a beautiful balance of lush fruit and oak without going over the top. It ain't heavy, it's my Pinoooot.

Serving Suggestion: Tenderloin wrapped with smoky bacon; duck breast roasted with sun-dried cherries and mushrooms.

21.99

34 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Husch)

Husch, PInot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2013

100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & CHERRY, DRY LEAVES, MULLED SPICE

The relatively cool summers in this part of Napa (close to Carneros) sometimes delays harvest into the first weeks of October, resulting in evenly ripe, spectacularly mature red with lovely balanced flavors and acid. Friendly and fruit-driven with a slightly autumnal feel, this Pinot is perhaps best enjoyed while listening to “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled portabella burgers. BLTs with the summer’s final tomatoes. Butternut squash & shiitakes.

28.99

20 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RICH CHERRY & RASPBERRY, SUNBAKED CEDAR ON A CALIFORNIA BREEZE

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. This Pinot Noir is a rich, luscious California archetype, all bold red fruit and rough-hewn spice. Uncompromisingly new-world, but rustic and rangy in its own ineffable way.

Serving Suggestion: A spread of fresh sourdough, spicy summer sausage, sharp cheese, and sweet beer mustard. For dessert, soy-glazed salmon grilled on a cedar plank.

25.99

18 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Husch)

Husch, PInot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2014

100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & CHERRY, SMOKY OAK, MULLED SPICE

The relatively cool summers in this part of Napa (close to Carneros) sometimes delays harvest into the first weeks of October, resulting in evenly ripe, spectacularly mature red with lovely balanced flavors and acid. Friendly and fruit-driven with a slightly autumnal feel, this Pinot is perhaps best enjoyed while listening to “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled portabella burgers. BLTs with the summer’s final tomatoes. Butternut squash & shiitakes.

28.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Pinot Noir Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

PLUM & CRANBERRY, SPICE, MILD CIGAR SMOKE

We know Laetitia Winery as the producer of some of our absolute favorite domestic sparklers (which you should also try), but they make fantastic non-sparkling estate wines in their far-south corner of California’s central coast. This nice Pinot Noir comes on strong with plum fruit and sweet spice, but soon reveals a complex structure and lots of smoky, earthy, decadent threads. A little bit smoky on the finish, but very cool.

Serving Suggestions: A good NC BBQ wine. Smoked whole hog with a mild vinegar sauce and some cracklin’ on the side.

26.99

27 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, CA 2014

DEEP & SATISFYING, RICH AND FRUIT-FILLED

The Smith family has maintained their course in central California producing very California style wines for two generations. They are largely responsible for the Monterey region's rise to prominence and started out as grape farmers for many famous producers. This Pinot is unctuous and mouth-filling, with oak and rich cherry/raspberry fruit. It strikes a beautiful balance of lush fruit and oak without going over the top. It ain't heavy, it's my Pinoooot.

Serving Suggestion: Tenderloin wrapped with smoky bacon; duck breast roasted with sun-dried cherries and mushrooms.

21.99

10 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill" (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill", Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PRETTY & ACCESSIBLE. CRANBERRY/STRAWBERRY & LIGHT OAK.

Established in 1978 as a grape grower, supplying to some of Oregon's finest wineries, Robert and Corrine Gross opened their own winery in 1987. Committed to sustainability and value, they began making lovely, classic wines from their mature, dry-farmed vineyards (now biodynamic) at a carbon neutral winery. This elegant Pinot Noir is their delicious "bread & butter" and our go-to domestic with stunning value!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with truffle butter and shaved hazelnuts. Celery root soup with chanterelles and black walnuts.

19.99

25 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill" (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill", Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PRETTY & ACCESSIBLE. CRANBERRY/STRAWBERRY & LIGHT OAK.

Established in 1978 as a grape grower, supplying to some of Oregon's finest wineries, Robert and Corrine Gross opened their own winery in 1987. Committed to sustainability and value, they began making lovely, classic wines from their mature, dry-farmed vineyards (now biodynamic) at a carbon neutral winery. This elegant Pinot Noir is their delicious "bread & butter" and our go-to domestic with stunning value!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with truffle butter and shaved hazelnuts. Celery root soup with chanterelles and black walnuts.

19.99

77 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Patricia Green Cellars)

Patricia Green Cellars, Pinot Noir "Estate", Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2014

THICK DARK CHERRY, EARTHY SPICE & HERBACEOUS MYSTIQUE

Emerging from the Willamette Valley’s Ribbon Ridge AVA, this estate offering from the terroir-obsessed team of Patricia Green Cellars capitalizes on the richer, more powerful possibilities of Pinot Noir and showcases vines planted in marine sedimentary soils. With dark red fruit standing in the foreground and plenty of foresty, earthy, Oregonian goodness afoot, the overall impression is dense, ripe, elegant, and mysterious – an exemplary specimen of both variety and Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Red wine-braised turkey legs & rosemary-encrusted sweet potato hash browns. Rustic cremini & shiitake flatbread w/ pearl onions & melted cantal or gouda.

33.99

9 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Yamhill Valley Vineyards)

Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Estate", Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BING CHERRIES, EARTHY GINSENG, CREAMY VANILLA & SPICE

One of the oldest wineries in McMinnville, situated on 150 acres of rolling foothills in the famous Willamette Valley, Yamhill Valley Vineyards has been crafting distinctive, charming wines since 1982. This elegant, floral Pinot Noir delights a rustic combination of bing cherry, root vegetable earthiness, flowers, and cinnamon, followed by cedar-like spice and creamy vanilla, and sublime minerality. Distinctly Oregonian, this Pinot manages to express wonderful terroir, flaunt its complexity, and yet remain an astounding value.

Serving Suggestion: Earl Grey tea-smoked duck breast w/ a persimmon glaze & roasted root vegetables. Borscht w/ mushrooms, cabbage, parsley root, & smoked brisket.

21.99

32 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Eveline" (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Pinot Noir "Eveline," Burgenland, Austria, 2014

RIPE CHERRY, POMEGRANATE, SANDALWOOD, VANILLA 

Former model Leo Hillinger has long been making memorable elixirs. This elegant gem, as nuanced as it is approachable, is no exception! Aromas of vanilla, sandalwood, and smoke tantalize us, and the palate of pomegranate, ripe cherry, and cinnamon is a delight. The balanced minerality completes the seduction, conjuring Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," only wearing a ruby version of the classic black Givenchy dress.

Serving Suggestion:  Garlic & ginger-encrusted pork tenderloin with parsnip puree & a thyme mushroom ragout

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee", Edna Valley, CA 2014

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

FRAGRANT BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT WITH SMOKE & OAK

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: “Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue.” This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool Morro Bay and Edna Valley and has the longest growing season of any CA region. The result is a super fragrant, rich and opulent style of Pinot that’s not shy or timid to drink. Expressing bold black cherry and black raspberry fruit with smoky oak.

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked whole duck with a crispy skin and black raspberry compote for a sauce; they recommend grilled Ahi tuna with ginger black bean sauce.

22.99

16 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry, PInot Noir "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2014

100% Pinot Noir

LIGHT SMOKY & FLORAL AROMAS, VIBRANT LIGHT CHERRY FRUIT

Hendry Ranch lies in the "transitional" climate area between cool Carneros and the sun-baked plains of the lower Napa Valley. This lovely wine lies - quite appropriately - in the transitional spectrum between the bright acidity of Burgundy and the full-fruit approach of Californian pinot noir. Brimming with vibrant acidity underscored by rich cherry and smoke, this wine is so, so fine.

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni with cauliflower and mild sausage "al forno." Late afternoon spreads of pimento cheese and charcuterie.

19.99

12 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry, PInot Noir "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2015

100% Pinot Noir

LIGHT SMOKY & FLORAL AROMAS, VIBRANT LIGHT CHERRY FRUIT

Hendry Ranch lies in the "transitional" climate area between cool Carneros and the sun-baked plains of the lower Napa Valley. This lovely wine lies - quite appropriately - in the transitional spectrum between the bright acidity of Burgundy and the full-fruit approach of Californian pinot noir. Brimming with vibrant acidity underscored by rich cherry and smoke, this wine is so, so fine.

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni with cauliflower and mild sausage "al forno." Late afternoon spreads of pimento cheese and charcuterie.

19.99

18 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir "Lomas del Valle" (Llancay, Agricola)

Agricola Llancay, Pinot Noir "Lomas del Valle", Casablanca, Chile 2013

100% Pinot Noir

FRESH JUICY CHERRY, SOFT SPICE, IMPRESSIVE BALANCE

This amiable Pinot Noir hails from the seaward slopes of the Casablanca Valley, where the cool climate adds lean length to the ripe grapes. A touch of oak adds some moderate, gingerbready spice, but the fresh, friendly fruit is the main attraction here. A nice value Pinot Noir for lighter fare or cocktails.

Serving Suggestion: Classic hors d'oeuvres: bacon-wrapped scallops, tiny quiche, Caprese crostini, Spanakopita, little risotto cakes. Get your Country Club on.

13.99

4 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Lomas del Valle" (Llancay, Agricola)

Agricola Llancay, Pinot Noir "Lomas del Valle", Casablanca, Chile 2015

100% Pinot Noir

FRESH JUICY CHERRY, SOFT SPICE, IMPRESSIVE BALANCE

This amiable Pinot Noir hails from the seaward slopes of the Casablanca Valley, where the cool climate adds lean length to the ripe grapes. A touch of oak adds some moderate, gingerbready spice, but the fresh, friendly fruit is the main attraction here. A nice value Pinot Noir for lighter fare or cocktails.

Serving Suggestion: Classic hors d'oeuvres: bacon-wrapped scallops, tiny quiche, Caprese crostini, Spanakopita, little risotto cakes. Get your Country Club on.

13.99

16 in stock

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2011 Pinot Noir "Old Coach Road" (Seifried)

Seifried, “Old Coach Road” Pinot Noir, Nelson, New Zealand 2011

[biodynamic] 100% Pinot Noir

DAMSON PLUM, POMEGRANATE, SMOKY OAK & CHERRY

From landmark New Zealand winery Seifried comes this less expensive, more approachable Pinot Noir. As demand increased for the Seifried family’s wines and their prices respectfully increased, they saw the need to introduce their wines to a more budget conscious drinker. Named after the nearby mail delivery road from the 1850’s, Old Coach Road is their answer. Wines that don’t compromise their quality or integrity, but are more accessible for everyone.

Serving Suggestion: Black lentils with sauteed morel mushrooms, onions, sage and soy/balsamic drizzle.

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Pinot Noir "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2014

100% Pinot Noir

PLUM & CRAISIN, JUICY, LUSH, SUBTLE SPICY OAK

From Apaltagua's vineyards in Chile's cool and Pacific-influenced region of southern Curico comes this most impressive of Pinot Noir values. Appropriately delicate but with uncharacteristic (at this price range!) depth and substance, this is a Pinot that you can really sink your teeth into. Black fruit and an enveloping impression of spicy roundness from a kiss of new oak merge seamlessly in a friendly and elegant package.

Serving Suggestion: Delicious duck quesadillas (From Nanataco, perhaps?). Homemade pizza with soppressata, goat's milk ricotta, broccoli rabe.

11.99

12 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Pinot Noir "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2015

100% Pinot Noir

PLUM & CRAISIN, JUICY, LUSH, SUBTLE SPICY OAK

From Apaltagua's vineyards in Chile's cool and Pacific-influenced region of southern Curico comes this most impressive of Pinot Noir values. Appropriately delicate but with uncharacteristic (at this price range!) depth and substance, this is a Pinot that you can really sink your teeth into. Black fruit and an enveloping impression of spicy roundness from a kiss of new oak merge seamlessly in a friendly and elegant package.

Serving Suggestion: Delicious duck quesadillas (From Nanataco, perhaps?). Homemade pizza with soppressata, goat's milk ricotta, broccoli rabe.

11.99

58 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Route 152" (Pietra Santa)

Pietra Santa Estate, Pinot Noir "Route 152", Cienega Valley, California 2014

100% Pinot Noir

VIBRANT CHERRY & STRAWBERRY PRESERVES, BITTERSWEET VANILLA, EARTHY SPICE

Finding its voice in the windswept coastal vineyards of Monterey, this small-production (just over 3,000 cases per year) Pinot outmaneuvers any that we’ve seen or tasted from California at its price in over a decade. Its brand of succulent, snappy red fruit and how it carries the wispy, well-temepred perfume of vanilla and cedar from a year in barrel bear the unmistakable hallmarks of ripe, New World Pinot Noir. For exceptional, estate-produced Pinot noir that pushes the limits, you’re on the right road: Route 152.

Serving Suggestion: Soft flour tacos w/ ground beef, grilled sweet onions, & halved cherry tomatoes. Chicken pot pie.

11.99

75 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Thea's Selection" (Lemelson Vineyards)

Lemelson Vineyards, Thea's Selection Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

ELEGANT, CRANBERRY, BLACK TEA & POMEGRANATE

Eric Lemelson (son of inventor Jerome Lemelson who is second in patents to Thomas Edison) creates the Thea's Selection named for his mother. This blending of barrels from his single vineyards is a masterpiece of elegant Oregon Pinot, soft plush tannins and elegance worthy of his mom. Starting with a hint of cinnamon spice from French oak and following through with black tea, pomegranate and balanced earthy fruit, the Thea's is rich and lovely from start to finish.

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast seared rare with Chinese five-spice and blood orange. Cuban-style pork with herbs and shallots.

32.99

10 in stock

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2011 Pinot Noir "Unravelled" (Carrick)

Carrick, “Unravelled” Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2011

[biodynamic] 100% Pinot Noir

HIGHLY AROMATIC. CHERRIES, SPICE, TOASTY OAK.

Oh yeah! Great Pinot from Central Otago. Perched right on the Kawarau River, Carrick’s vineyard is so well tended it could be mistaken for a luxury golf green. Amazingly, the winery is as well known for their restaurant as their delicious wines. Organic, local, non-interventionist, subtle and rich; their menu and their wine are both truly classy and fine. This is a rich Pinot Noir made with a special menu in mind!

Serving Suggestion: From their menu: Filet of beef served medium rare on a potato and artichoke mash with roasted capsicum timbale and grape jus.

29.99

3 in stock

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2012 Pinot Noir "Unravelled" (Carrick)

Carrick, “Unravelled” Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2012

[biodynamic] 100% Pinot Noir

HIGHLY AROMATIC. CHERRIES, SPICE, TOASTY OAK.

Oh yeah! Great Pinot from Central Otago. Perched right on the Kawarau River, Carrick’s vineyard is so well tended it could be mistaken for a luxury golf green. Amazingly, the winery is as well known for their restaurant as their delicious wines. Organic, local, non-interventionist, subtle and rich; their menu and their wine are both truly classy and fine. This is a rich Pinot Noir made with a special menu in mind!

Serving Suggestion: From their menu: Filet of beef served medium rare on a potato and artichoke mash with roasted capsicum timbale and grape jus.

29.99

24 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Wagram" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Pinot Noir, Wagram, Austria 2014

{Sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY FRUIT, RICH SPICY OAK, MODERN & MINERALLY

In our exploration of Austrian producers and their array of superlative wines, Anton Bauer has continued to truly stand out. Across the board, his wines are outstanding, – varied yet consistent and reliable. This Pinot remains an exciting favorite because of its quality, character, and value – the ripe cherry fruit which we associate with great Pinot at the wheel while a hedonistic vanilla spice adds deliciousness.

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough to pair with fatty duck breast with morels in butter, but also well suited for a beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

19.99

2 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate (Bethel Heights)

Bethel Heights, Pinot Noir Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013

BLACK CHERRY, GINGER & GINSENG, GENTLE TOAST

Farmed by twin brothers Terry & Ted Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyards has been around since 1978 (making it the first vineyard in Eola Hills). Black cherry, cranberry, and gentle, peppery spice aromas give way to lovely ginger and ginseng-laced black fruit. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly savory, and brimming with herbaceous mystique, this Pinot Noir has Oregon written all over it.

Serving Suggestion: Braised chuck roast w/ onions & wine sauce. Grilled portobello caps stuffed w/ shallots.

32.99

21 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate "Shea Vineyard" (Shea Wine Cellars)

Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton district, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2013

BLACK CHERRY, VIOLET, MUSHROOM, RICH & LENGTHY

Shea Vineyards used to sell their entire crop to high-end Pinot producers throughout Oregon, and remains one of the most sought after growers on the West Coast. They figured they ought to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, so they started with this Estate bottling from their most serendipitous lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World style wine, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin with red onion compote and a side of warm Bibb salad with Oregon smoky blue cheese and hazelnuts.

49.99

4 in stock

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2011 Pinot Noir Estate - Sta. Rita Hills (Cargasacchi)

Cargasacchi, Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2011

100% Pinot Noir

STEWED CHERRY, SMOKE, OPULENT & TEXTURED

The only thing longer and more layered than this wine is the growing season of the Santa Rita Hills. At morning, marine fog colors the vineyard in a swath of gray before it sweats off in the summer's sun. Taking its cue, a cooling wind picks up for several hours before allowing the fog to return in the evening. This daily routine makes for a long growing season and well-developed grapes. Opulent and profoundly textured, this Pinot weighs ripe red fruits against a spicy, smokey structure that leads into a long and lasting finish.

Serving Suggestion: Kale w/ tempeh & a rich, roasted, red pepper sauce. Short ribs w/ a smoked porter beer mop! Or, for the audacious, roasted (brandied) cherries over vanilla ice-cream.

49.99

3 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate - Sta. Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Pinot Noir Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

IMPRESSIVE CALIFORNIA-STYLE. LUSH, JUICY & FLAVORFUL.

On a summer 2010 trip through the Central Coast of California, the Melville 2009 Pinot Noir stood out among all of the big shot pinots by superstar winemakers and historic properties that the collectors flock to. The reason? It gave us the most pleasure. It was layered, accessible and made us want to drink it again and again. What more would you ask of a wine? It made us want more! successive vintages continues this streak of greatness.

Serving Suggestion: Pork medallions with a balsamic reduction topped with thinly fried shallots served with truffled mac and cheese.

39.99

10 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir Rosé Frizzante "Prosa" (Meinklang)

Weingut Michlits, Pinot Noir Rosé Frizzante, Burgenland, Austria 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CRISP, DRY & LIGHTLY SPARKLING. CUSTOMER FAVORITE!

Werner and Angela first produced this rosé for their wedding. The marriage is still going strong and the wine is regularly produced in small quantities. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. They grow vegetable crops, raise cows and pigs, make wine, produce mico-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. This rosé was one of the most memorable wines on our trip. Its lush fruit, slight effervescence and full mouth-feel is the perfect way to start a meal or afternoon.

Serving Suggestion: A perfect aperitif wine on its own or with firm cheese and crackers. Also weighty enough for leafy salads topped with grilled chicken, tuna or salmon.

16.99

78 in stock

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2014 Pinotage "Old Bush Vines" (Warwick)

Warwick, Pinotage "Old Bush Vines", Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2014

100% Pinotage

MESQUITE PLANKS, DUSTY CINNAMON STICKS, STEWED CHERRY

With time on their side, the gnarly old bush vines of the Warwick Pinotage ameliorate Stellenbosch. Further tempering the prosperity and conservation of this burgeoning wine region, the Ratcliffes work with the World Wildlife Fund and the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative. Norma Ratcliffe also sturdied the local economy by becoming the first female winemaker of South Africa. With an hour of decanting, your olfactories will revel in rich, mesquite-flavored smoke, dried herbs and stewed cherries.

Serving Suggestion: Cinnamon-braised lamb shanks with mashed plantains, grilled chicken breasts alight with fire-roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and sprigs of rosemary. Mesquite barbecue!

19.99

32 in stock

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Pippin Gold Dessert Cider 375ml (Foggy Ridge Cider)

Foggy Ridge Cider, Pippin Gold Dessert Cider, NV, Dugspur, VA

EAU DE VIE, HONEY, YEASTY & A COMPLEX HINT OF EARTH

Pippin Gold is an apple port, only made with hard cider and apple brandy. Diane first fermented 100% Newtown Pippin hard cider until it reached the desired sweetness of about 5% residual sugar, then added unoaked apple brandy from a Virginia brandy maker. The brandy was made from Grimes Golden, Ginger Gold and Golden Delicious apples, all Virginia grown. Pippin Gold was tank aged for 9 months before final blending and bottling and is 18% alcohol. Many chefs use Pippin Gold on their dessert menu, both as a beverage and an ingredient.

Serving Suggestions: As dessert on its own, or with Tarte Tatin, Bleu Cheese Cake, or a heavily spiced Carrot Cake.

25.99

7 in stock

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2015 Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CokoriKo" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CocoriKo", Languedoc, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Piquepoul Noir

POMEGRANATE & DRIED GOJI, ZESTY, DUSTY EARTH

Gleaming ruby in the glass and with a firm yet friendly freshness of red fruit, this delight offers us rare insight into the ancient Rhone variety, Piquepoul Noir. Many of us are familiar with the white-skinned variation responsible for the seafood-friendly summer sippers of Pinet, but this is the original version of the variety and once played a much larger role in the wines of Mediterranean France. Our friends at Domaine Grangette showcase the tangy, frankly guzzleable possibilities of the rare, ancestral grape.

Serving Suggestion: Herb-encrusted chicken breasts stuffed w/ chevre. Chinese steamed buns w/ barbecue pork, leek, & shiitake mushroom.

12.99

106 in stock

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Poiré Authentique [750ml] (Eric Bordelet)

Eric Bordelet, Poiré Authentique, Normandy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Pear

CRISP, FLORAL PEAR WITH DRY, MOUTHWATERING FLAVORS

What is this? Pear Cider is what it is! Peary to the Brits, and Poiré to the French is the little known, more sophisticated sister to fine apple cider. Trust us on this, it's a delicious, startling realization that there are still plenty of amazing, satisfying things in the world that we just aren't familiar with yet. Fairly dry, tart and highly aromatic. Bordelet is the king of the cider world, and this is the evidence.

Serving Suggestions: A green salad with fresh chevre, beets, roasted almonds, and mandarin oranges.

17.99

26 in stock

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Poiré Domfront (Pacory, F. et C.)

F. et C. Pacory, Poiré Domfront, Domfront, Normandy, France

{organic} 100% Pear

PEAR, LIGHTLY TART, TOUCH OF SWEETNESS

Handpicked and juicy, like a pear fresh off the tree, Poiré Domfront is a recent appellation in the southern part of Normandy where pears are king. This pear cider is made principally with the variety Plant de Blanc, and its excellent acidity frame the pear and spice flavors. Poiré Domfront is made in the same style as low alcohol apple based ciders of Normandy, with 4-5% alcohol and slightly sparkling; it differs from its apple-based counterpart with a slightly brighter, golden color and (of course) its recognizably pear flavor…

Serving suggestion: A truly delicious, slightly off-dry drink that works excellently as a palate cleanser before a meal or just a delicious drink on its own.

11.99

9 in stock

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2010 Pomerol (Valois, Chateau de)

Ch. Valois, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2010

{sustainable} 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS, SOY & VANILLA SMOKE

With 35 year old vines in hand, the Valois estate turns out classic-flavored Pomerol Bordeaux. With a dark, lush Merlot base, this wines expresses a seamless, deep, defined character with perfumy vanilla smoke on the nose. The soft palate boasts black truffle, soy sauce and a sexy perfume. A hidden gem, De Valois borders Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Figeac, two of the area's greatest vineyards at the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Drinkable now - 2025+.

Serving Suggestion: Pomerol is a classic with Chateaubriand; or try this with roasted bird as in Turkey. Anything hearty in a dried fruit sauce will pair well.

49.99

2 in stock

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2014 Pomerol "Cuvee Excellence" (Lafleur du Roy, Chateau)

Chateau Lafleur du Roy, Pomerol "Cuvee Excellence", Bordeaux, France 2014

Merlot

38.99

17 in stock

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2013 Pommard "Les Trois Follots" (LeJeune, Domaine)

Domaine LeJeune, Pommard "Les Trois Follots," Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

48.99

6 in stock

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Porter with Chocolate "Hop Cocoa" [4-pack, 330ml bottles] (Wicked Weed Brewing)

Wicked Weed, Porter with Chocolate "Hop Cocoa" [4-pack, 330ml bottles], Asheville, NC

8.99

12 in stock

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Potato Chips, Rosemary & Olive Oil (Deep River Snacks)

1.96

13 in stock

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Potato Chips, Zesty Jalapeño (Deep River Snacks)

1.96

21 in stock

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2013 Pouilly-Fuisse (Desroches Valette, Domaine)

Domaine Desroches Valette, Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy, France 2013

100% Chardonnay {Organic}

TART PEAR & PINEAPPLE, CHAMPAGNE-ISH LEESINESS, LEMON PASTRY

Pouilly-Fuissé is the brightest star in the southern Burgundian Maconnais. Producing full, vibrant whites that bear more than a passing resemblance to the exorbitantly priced wines of regions further north in the Cote de Beaune, the appellation is home to some of the world’s most spectacular Chardonnay. Climbing the lower banks of the imposing landmark, “Le Roche de Solutré,” the vines that Pierre Desroches employs for this wine are 45 years old and concentrated into a single five acre plot. The classical golden fruit and zesty citrus of Chardonnay come through vibrantly with a bold leesiness which is reminiscent of Champagne and a subtly herbaceous complexity. Delightful!

Serving Suggestion: Lemon & thyme-glazed chicken breasts w/ cornbread & asparagus. Shrimp tempura, avocado, pineapple maki topped w/ salmon.

31.99

1 in stock

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2014 Pouilly-Fuisse (Desroches Valette, Domaine)

Domaine Desroches Valette, Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy, France 2013

100% Chardonnay {Organic}

TART PEAR & PINEAPPLE, CHAMPAGNE-ISH LEESINESS, LEMON PASTRY

Pouilly-Fuissé is the brightest star in the southern Burgundian Maconnais. Producing full, vibrant whites that bear more than a passing resemblance to the exorbitantly priced wines of regions further north in the Cote de Beaune, the appellation is home to some of the world’s most spectacular Chardonnay. Climbing the lower banks of the imposing landmark, “Le Roche de Solutré,” the vines that Pierre Desroches employs for this wine are 45 years old and concentrated into a single five acre plot. The classical golden fruit and zesty citrus of Chardonnay come through vibrantly with a bold leesiness which is reminiscent of Champagne and a subtly herbaceous complexity. Delightful!

Serving Suggestion: Lemon & thyme-glazed chicken breasts w/ cornbread & asparagus. Shrimp tempura, avocado, pineapple maki topped w/ salmon.

31.99

8 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fuissé "Courtelong" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Pouilly-Fuisse "Courtelong", Burgundy, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

26.99

57 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fume (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Pouilly-Fume, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

grapefruit with flowers, HERBAL, Seashell Mineral

Bardin's vineyards are planted on classic Kimmeridgean marl soils using sustainable agriculture with generations of experience. Could you ask for more from any great Pouilly-Fumé? This classic French Sauvignon Blanc shows the minerality of the Loire coupled with modern winemaking techniques to add fresh flavors, citrus fruit and a racy, long finish. Lightly musky with a full-bodied intensity that is penetrating and long lasting.

Serving Suggestion: PF is fish wine to most, so you are safe there, but venture off to spicy Asian foods like the Thai food next door. Just the thing to quiet hot spices and blend with them in harmony.

24.99

27 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fume "Cuvée des Bernadats" (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Pouilly-Fume "Bernadats", Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

TANGY PASSIONFRUIT, JALAPENO, FLINT, LUSH & GRASSY

While This classicly beautiful Pouilly-Fumé from Cedrick Bardin comes from vines grown in kimmerridgian marl soil on the oldest parcel of the domaine. The 1.7 hectare plots are home to 40-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines with full sun exposure to the south. Such distinct terroir gives this wine a full body, powerful aromatics, and typical flinty character. Lush and balanced with lively acidity and an impressively long finish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout, fennel, & cucumber salad w/ creamy dill dressing. Smoked potatoes w/ black garlic & ramps.

29.99

3 in stock

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2013 Poulsard, Grains de "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Domaine Badoz, Poulsard, Grains de "Vignobles les Roussots", Cotes du Jura, France 2013

{organic} 100% Poulsard

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

The Jurassienne wields wines with teeth as long as a man’s forearm and tails as quick as a whip! Not to be confused with Jurassic Park, Domaine Badoz is harbored within the Jura region of France, which sprawls 50 miles to connect Burgundy and Geneva. In a simple spread of woodlands, valleys, vineyards, Jura boasts an aromatic lot of indigenous varietals crafted in a tradition not quite French and not yet Swiss. Per la tradition Jurassienne, winemakers cellar their wines with ambient yeast, which affords the wine its raison d’être and its raisin aromatics.

Serving Suggestion: We’ll need something no longer fresh and not yet Prehistoric. Baccalá! Then throw it on a bed of polenta or with some herb roasted potatoes.

19.99

5 in stock

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Prairie Gose "Flare" [500ml bottle] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Flare" Gose [500ml bottle], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

5.4% abv

Prairie Flare Ale is a tart, salty, balanced Gose brewed with orange and coriander.

9.99

7 in stock

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Prairie Stout "Birthday Bomb!" [12 oz bottle] (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Prairie Artisan Ales, "Birthday Bomb!" Imperial Stout [12oz bottle], Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

13% abv

Imperial Stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans and ancho chile peppers.

10.99

5 in stock

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2014 Primitivo "Rosa" (Plantamura)

Agricola di Plantamura, Primitivo, Gioia de Colle, Puglia, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY, FLINTY SPICE, TARRY EARTH

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura’s vines were planted by her grandfather from descendants of Don Indellicati’s first cultivars, and her family practices organic and biodynamic farming methods to create wines that are aromatic and deceptively structured, with bright fruit that settles into the warm earthiness of dried leaves. Veramente squisito.  

Serving Suggestions:  Cavetelli with arugula and ricotta marzotica.  Chicory flower and asparagus frittata with a side of fried fava beans and potatoes.

14.99

89 in stock

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2014 Primitivo Salento (Morello, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Morello, Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY PRESERVES, MOCHA & MINT

Produced biodynamically with love and a defiantly quality-over-quantity approach, the “Mezzanotte” is one of Lisa Gilbee’s profoundly Puglian offerings of Primitivo. An Australian native, she settled in Italy just over two decades ago and, after working as a winemaker both there and abroad, began Morella in 2004, naming the estate for her Italian husband. She’s fallen in love with the local Primitivo grape and with her vineyards, consisting of low-yeilding bush vines located less than two miles from the Ionian Sea. Balanced yet intensely concentrated with dried berryish fruit and peppery spice. Classic!

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ ricotta, sausage, & basil. Coconut soup w/ rice vermicelli, cilantro, & ginger.

22.99

3 in stock

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2014 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2014

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GARDENIAS, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After Xavi's vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

24.99

6 in stock

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2015 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat Blanc "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2015

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GUANABANA, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After their vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

24.99

5 in stock

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2010 Proprietary Red (Shiraz/Petite Sirah) (Imprimata)

Imprimata, Proprietary Red (Shiraz/Petite Sirah), McLaren Vale, Australia 2010

80% Shiraz, 20% Petite Sirah

FLOATY VIOLET, MULBERRY COMPOTE, BLACK OLIVE & SPICE

The Latin “Imprimatur” translates to “let it be released”: essentially an endorsement, except with some added gravitas. This red blend serves as the “imprimatur” declaration of the winemakers' reverence for and confidence in their land and vines. Petite Sirah adds an extra layer of powerful concentration to the sizable Shiraz, but subtlety and dreamy floral notes remain strong. This has universal appeal, especially for hardcore Aussie fans who may have overdosed on tongue-bruising Barossa Shiraz.

Serving Suggestions: Herb-doused lamb, spitted over an open fire. Any red-blooded Australian should be able to set this up for you.

41.99

9 in stock

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2010 Proprietary Red (Shiraz/Petite Sirah) (Imprimata)

Imprimata, Proprietary Red (Shiraz/Petite Sirah), McLaren Vale, Australia 2010

80% Shiraz, 20% Petite Sirah

FLOATY VIOLET, MULBERRY COMPOTE, BLACK OLIVE & SPICE

The Latin “Imprimatur” translates to “let it be released”: essentially an endorsement, except with some added gravitas. This red blend serves as the “imprimatur” declaration of the winemakers' reverence for and confidence in their land and vines. Petite Sirah adds an extra layer of powerful concentration to the sizable Shiraz, but subtlety and dreamy floral notes remain strong. This has universal appeal, especially for hardcore Aussie fans who may have overdosed on tongue-bruising Barossa Shiraz.

Serving Suggestions: Herb-doused lamb, spitted over an open fire. Any red-blooded Australian should be able to set this up for you.

31.99

2 in stock

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Prosecco Brut Spumante "Corte Giovanni" (Bedin)

Bedin, Prosecco Brut "Corte Giovanni", Veneto, Italy NV

100% Prosecco

CRISP WHITE PEACH & FRESH APRICOT, GINGER, CLEAN & REFRESHING

Prosecco, a Venetian grape associated almost exclusively with sparkling (and semi-sparkling) wines has captured the hearts and tongues of wine-drinkers the world over. Originating from a single contiguous hillside vineyard, Bedin's Brut brings the bubbles, the refreshing elegance, and the fun that we crave in a babbling brook of clean white stone fruit with glints of fresh tropical intrigue.

Serving Suggestion: Diced pork belly & sweet potato atop pumpkin risotto. Excellent with light hors d'oeuvres (or no food at all) as a refreshing evening starter!

13.99

92 in stock

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Prosecco Frizzante Extra Dry "Corte Giovanni" (Bedin)

Bedin, Prosecco Frizzante Extra Dry "Corte Giovanni", Veneto, Italy NV

100% Glera (Prosecco)

FRESH & FUN. LEMON MERINGUE, GENTLE BUBBLES, EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

One of the newest Wine Authorities’ selections, and it’s from Italy! Bedin’s Prosecco Frizzante is not just a pretty package, it has it all -- value, approachability and serious deliciousness. A perfect host gift, and a great way to start a meal. The Bedin estate started in 1900 as a vine nursery, and has slowly transitioned into a modern winery under the present-day guidance of Enrico Bedin and his brothers Luigi, Denis, and Damiano.

Serving Suggestion: A wine for toasting good days, or simply a meal shared with friends. It will also pair well with finger foods and simply prepared (even fried) turkey or chicken.

11.99

106 in stock

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2010 Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml] (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml], Veneto, Italy, 2010

100% Garganega

CARAMEL, SPICE, DRIED FRUIT & NUTS

Friends, Romans, and countrymen all agree, this is the product of good ears ("recie" in the local dialect) - the top-most, most sun-ripened grapes on the bunch, which are then dried in the sun until their juice is concentrated and powerful; on such a full sea we are now afloat, redolent of caramel, brown sugar, and spice, with golden raisins, dried orange peel & a touch of ginger. Rich sweetness gives way to pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. The inevitable end to a meal is dessert, and this is a dessert wine fit for the gods. 

Serving Suggestion: Simple, not-very-sweet cookies like shortbread or biscotti, dunked into the wine. Use as part of a zabaglione - a light whipped custard - and pour over fresh berries. By itself, sipped slowly, sitting outside under the faultless stars.

24.99

5 in stock

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2014 Red Blend "Zoe" (Skouras, Domaine)

Skouras, Red Blend, "Zoe", Peloponnese, Greece 2014

90% Saint George (Aghiorgitiko), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

POMEGRANATE, CHERRY & PEPPER, TANGY

George Skouras, owner and winemaker, is from Argos on the Peloponnese island, but studied winemaking in Dijon, France where Burgundy was his passion. After working in France and Italy, George returned to Peloponnese in 1986 to start his estate. He created a blend called Megas Oenos (Great Wine) using Aghiorgitiko (St. George) and Cabernet to international acclaim. This is the little brother. Fresh and fruity, round and bouncy. This red is medium bodied, easy to drink, but a little serious, since the Cabernet really adds backbone to this vintage.

Serving Suggestion: A perfect red wine for meaty fish dishes like pan roasted grouper; or stuffed chicken breast with spinach and feta cheese.

11.99

5 in stock

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2015 Red Blend "Zoe" (Skouras, Domaine)

Skouras, Red Blend, "Zoe", Peloponnese, Greece 2015

90% Saint George (Aghiorgitiko), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

POMEGRANATE, CHERRY & PEPPER, TANGY

George Skouras, owner and winemaker, is from Argos on the Peloponnese island, but studied winemaking in Dijon, France where Burgundy was his passion. After working in France and Italy, George returned to Peloponnese in 1986 to start his estate. He created a blend called Megas Oenos (Great Wine) using Aghiorgitiko (St. George) and Cabernet to international acclaim. This is the little brother. Fresh and fruity, round and bouncy. This red is medium bodied, easy to drink, but a little serious, since the Cabernet really adds backbone to this vintage.

Serving Suggestion: A perfect red wine for meaty fish dishes like pan roasted grouper; or stuffed chicken breast with spinach and feta cheese.

11.99

27 in stock

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2010 Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Albano, Guerra)

Guerra Albano, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy 2010

100% Refosco

DARK BERRIES, CHOCOLATE & SPICE, BALANCED & RICH

Legend has it that Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Refosco with red stems) has been grown since the time of Pliny the Elder, who highly praised it (or something similar to it) 2,000 years ago! We praise this modern take on the grape and its deep, dark purple color, rich black & blue berries, and accents of cocoa, vanilla, and spice. Grippy tannins and a long, balanced finish round out this stunner. The Albano family have been making wine for generations but have only been bottling commercially for twenty-five years. Here's to another two thousand!

Serving suggestion: Lasagna w/ ricotta cheese & wild mushrooms. Rosemary chicken thighs topped w/ besciamella, a sprinkling of nutmeg, & poppy seeds. Crispy fried Frico (wafers of grated cheese mixed with flour) & roasted beets.

26.99

13 in stock

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Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso "Montelocco" (Venturini Baldini)

Venturini Baldini, Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso "Montelocco", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

Grapes: Grasparossa, Sorbara, Marani, Montericco, Maestri, Malbo Gentile

CRISP BLACK GRAPES & JUICY PURPLE FRUIT, ZESTY ACIDITY, MOUTH-MASSAGING EFFERVESCENCE

This off-dry field blend of different Lambrusco grapes represents a renaissance of sorts for the fizzy red wines of Emilia-Romagna. Lambrusco has been long maligned by factory production, but it takes only a few honest growers (and a bit of common sense) to realize that delightfully refreshing reds that sparkle like precious jewels should be cherished! Like a tantalizing cluster of cool grapes dangling above your head, this wine is equally at home as a diverse companion for food or a charming cocktail all its own.

Serving Suggestion: Awesome with a wide range of Italian charcuterie! Fruit salads and fruit-based deserts that are not overly sweet love to cuddle up with this wine.

11.99

28 in stock

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2014 Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes" (Colette, Domaine de)

Domaine de Colette, Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes", Beaujolais, France 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay (old vines)

FIRM BLACK CHERRY & LIP-SMACKING CRANBERRY, FLINTY ELEGANCE

Fresh and juicy, yet broad-shouldered and with a deliciously serious (and seriously delicious) structure, this Régnié from Jacky and Evelyne Gauthier (presumably no relation to the singer) embodies the contradiction between guzzlable lightness and admirable complexity shared by many of the best wines from Beaujolais. Régnié is often thought of as a kind of understudy to its more famous neighbor, Morgon - sharing similar characteristics but clocking in at consistently lower prices. Well, this offering from Domaine Colette could quite possibly steal the show...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked rabbit loin in a dried cherry reduction with chopped saucisson. Tartin of Morels with pearl onion and Comté.

20.99

31 in stock

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2013 Rheinhessen Red [1 liter] (Schafer, Weingut)

Weingut Schäfer, Rheinhessen Red [1 liter], Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2013

40% Dornfelder, 40% Portugieser, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

SMOOTH & DELICIOUS, BERRIES, LAVENDER & PEPPER

Volker Schäfer follows in the footsteps of his father Karl-Ludwig, who is a red wine enthusiast in a region much better known for its white wine. This was no deterrent, and today they are the leading red wine specialist in the Rheinhessen. This cuvee is their friendly, easy-drinking blend in a convenient one liter bottle, which is smart, because you'll reach the end of the bottle quite quickly!

Serving Suggestion: Beef tartar, which we have with this on every visit. It's also great with pizza, burgers, meatloaf, and evey roasted chicken.

15.99

3 in stock

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2015 Rhone Rouge "Vin de Pétanque" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Rhone Rouge “Vin de Pétanque”, Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

PURPLEY DELICIOUSNESS! RICH WITH TANGY RASPBERRY & BLUEBERRY

We are so happy to have this back in house! In 2012, we blew through this red from sisters Hélène & Catherine Thibon, the dynamic duo guiding this limited production. Although the estate became certified biodynamic in 2005, Mas de Libian has been making organic wine since its start in 1670. The "Vin de Pétanque" is highly quaffable during the spring and summer months when "pétanque" season, the southern French equivalent of boccé, is in full swing! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Pétanque/Boules/Boccé of course! Or with any rich grilled fair al fresco, especially burgers, tacos, pork chops and kabobs.

11.99

80 in stock

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2011 Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro" (D. Ventura)

D.Ventura, Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro", Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain, 2011

{organic} 100% Mencia

FIRM PLUM & RIPE CASSIS, DARK PEPPERY MINERAL

Mencia is not only the signature red grape of Galicia, but it can be counted among northwestern Iberia's most iconic varietals. Previously (and erroneously) rumored to be a descendent of Cabernet Franc, it's origins today remain a mystery. This example from Ribera Sacra, has its origins in 80 year old vines, laying down layers of deep, purply fruit and a dark minerality reminiscent of smoky graphite for an overall impression that is simultaneously authoritative and supple.

Serving Suggestion: Tender smoked pork loin w/ garlic, paprika & boiled potatoes. Empanadas w/ mushrooms, shallots, & tomato.

24.99

4 in stock

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2014 Ribeira Sacra "Viña do Burato" (Ventura, D.)

D.Ventura, "Viña do Burato", Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain, 2014

{organic} 100% Mencia

MINERAL, BOLD RASPBERRY, SPICY COFFEE FINISH

Wow, 80+ year old Mencía vines grown in slate soils showing the purest fruit flavors from just stainless steel aging - no barrels touched this wine! Intense in flavor, but mid-weight on the palate, we love this grape and region. Very fresh flavors of red berry with a distinct subtle pepperiness under the surface. The nose is like a bouquet of fresh roses, but the silky tannin won't feel like you got the thorns.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork sausages with roasted red peppers and a side of pimento cheese spread on a toasted piece of bread, dense and chewy.

18.99

3 in stock

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2012 Ribeiro Blanco "Os Pasás" (Rodriguez Vasquez, Luis)

Luis Rodriguez Vasquez, "Os Pasás" Blanco, Ribeiro, Spain 2012

80% Treixaduras, 10% Albariño, 10% Lado & Torrontes

BRIGHT & INTENSE, PEAR, CITRUS, HERBS

A shining Galician gem, this complex white blend is expressive of its birthplace: steep slopes, sunny days, cool nights. The rich texture has a pleasant oiliness that reminds us of leesy, old-vine Muscadet, and this works just as well as an all-purpose seafood wine.

Serving Suggestions: Boquerones and grilled octopus, lightly fried whole-sardines, a bevy of clams, a bushel of oysters, an ocean of seafood...

36.99

1 in stock

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2013 Ribera del Duero "Valdrinal 6" (Sualdea, Bodegas y Vinedos de Hoz)

Bodegas y Vinedos de Hoz Sualdea, "Valdrinal 6", Ribera del Duero, Spain 2013

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

BLACK RASPBERRY & BING CHERRY, FIRM, GENTLE WOODSY SPICE

With less than two decades under its belt, David Cuéllar's Valdrinal estate can be described as a very young winery, and yet its wines seem the culmination of a wisdom and a passion which are timeless and respectful of tradition. Comprised of a patchwork of non-contiguous vineyards scattered about the heart of Ribera del Duero, the vines responsible for this firm, impeccably balanced Tempranillo (locally called Tinta Fina) average thirty years of age. Aged for six months in French and American oak and yet unmistakably starring dark, berryish fruit and elegantly earthy notes, this is a red that's both deliciously assertive and admirably understated.

Serving Suggestion:  Beef empanadas w/ green peas, raisins, & tender, savory carrots. Grilled onion & eggplant w/ cumin/cinnamon mole & cilantro in toasted corn tortillas.

14.99

17 in stock

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2011 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Viña Pedrosa" (Perez Pascuas, Bodegas Hermanos)

Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2011

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

FIRM & SUMPTUOUS, BRIGHT RED FRUIT, CINNAMON SPICE

The brothers Perez Pascuas took over their father's vineyards in 1980, and they have since focused on making their old Tempranillo vines some of the happiest in the Ribera del Duero. This Crianza spent 18 months in oak barrels but the pure, bright Tempranillo fruit shines through. A meaty, spicy, and assertive wine that will continue to evolve over the next few years.

Serving Suggestion: Meaty, smoky tapas; meatballs, costilla de puerco, shaved ribeye, etc.

32.99

1 in stock

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2013 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Viña Pedrosa" (Perez Pascuas, Bodegas Hermanos)

Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2013

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

FIRM & SUMPTUOUS, BRIGHT RED FRUIT, CINNAMON SPICE

The brothers Perez Pascuas took over their father's vineyards in 1980, and they have since focused on making their old Tempranillo vines some of the happiest in the Ribera del Duero. This Crianza spent 18 months in oak barrels but the pure, bright Tempranillo fruit shines through. A meaty, spicy, and assertive wine that will continue to evolve over the next few years.

Serving Suggestion: Meaty, smoky tapas; meatballs, costilla de puerco, shaved ribeye, etc.

32.99

19 in stock

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2015 Ribera del Duero Rosado "Rosa" (Arrocal, Bodegas)

Bodegas Arrocal, Rosado, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2015

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

BRIGHT CHERRY & RASPBERRY, JUICY GRAPEFRUIT MUSK

Hailing from northern Castilla y Leon's arid Ribera del Duero region, home to some of the nation's most balanced and structured Tempranillo-based reds, this juicy rosé has a lot of the beloved characteristics of its darker brethren. Trading in the ample tannin and impressive longevity for youthful exuberance and intensely berryish-bright tangy red fruit, this wine is delightfully unique.

Serving Suggestion: A brace of grilled sardines eaten with your fingers. Let the oils run down your face, and dance beneath the gibbous moon like a joyful crazy person.

12.99

12 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Riesling, Alsace, France 2014

100% Riesling

LEMON & GREEN APPLE, FLINTY & DELICATELY BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Alsatian Riesling not only occupies an especially lofty place in the hearts of seasoned enthusiasts of both the variety and the region, but it often represents a kind of Riesling-er-rific gateway drug or electrifyingly zesty tidal pool whose distinctive aromas and typically distinctive lack of residual sugar converts many Riesling skeptics into true believers. This example from Charles Baur delivers that classic clarity, intensity of tangy fruit, and ethereal perfume combining white flowers and flint.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy, washed-rind cheeses. Beef & lamb shawarma w/ tangy tzatziki & tahini sauces.

15.99

29 in stock

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2012 Riesling (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 20112

100% Riesling

HERBAL TANGERINE, APRICOT, PASSIONFRUIT, OFF-DRY

Inexpensive American Riesling may inspire you to run screaming the other way with the thoughts of bad bulk wine with cloying sweetness, but Hyatt treats this extraordinary value with great respect. It's complex, fresh, and perfectly balanced with just a touch of sweetness, inspiring you to return for more once you've had your first bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Curried Tilapia. Brats or Franks off the grill or poached in lager. Spinach salad with onions, avocado, and tangerine supremes with citrus dressing.

11.99

1 in stock

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2013 Riesling (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2013

100% Riesling

HERBAL TANGERINE, APRICOT, PASSIONFRUIT, OFF-DRY

Inexpensive American Riesling may inspire you to run screaming the other way with the thoughts of bad bulk wine with cloying sweetness, but Hyatt treats this extraordinary value with great respect. It's complex, fresh, and perfectly balanced with just a touch of sweetness, inspiring you to return for more once you've had your first bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Curried Tilapia. Brats or Franks off the grill or poached in lager. Spinach salad with onions, avocado, and tangerine supremes with citrus dressing.

11.99

73 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2014

100% Riesling

HERBAL TANGERINE, APRICOT, PASSIONFRUIT, OFF-DRY

Inexpensive American Riesling may inspire you to run screaming the other way with the thoughts of bad bulk wine with cloying sweetness, but Hyatt treats this extraordinary value with great respect. It's complex, fresh, and perfectly balanced with just a touch of sweetness, inspiring you to return for more once you've had your first bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Curried Tilapia. Brats or Franks off the grill or poached in lager. Spinach salad with onions, avocado, and tangerine supremes with citrus dressing.

11.99

23 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Xabregas)

Xabregas Estate, Western Australia 2014

100% Riesling

CLEAN AND DRY, LIMEY FRESH, BRIGHT AND QUENCHING

Australian Riesling is one of the under-the-radar delicacies of the wine world. Typically bone-dry, they are elegant, understated whites from a country known for heavy, jammy reds. Part of why we don't see enough of these stateside is that, like great dry German Riesling, most of the best stuff is happily guzzled before it can leave the country.  Luckily for us this great bottle made all the way here from the southernmost tip of Western Australia. With fresh lemon oil and orange zest on the nose and lush, medium bodied richness on the palate, it's so balanced in acidity that it feels almost weightless.  Complex but quaffable.

Serving Suggestion: A holiday ham feast w/ all your favorite sides.  Bahn Mi w/ ginger marinated tofu & plenty of cilantro.

15.99

24 in stock

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2012 Riesling "Kellerberg" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Kellerberg", Wachau, Austria 2012 {organic} 100% Riesling

CONCENTRATED LEMON & GREEN APPLE, MEGALITHIC MINERALITY

True to its name, the Kellerberg is indeed a mountain whose vinous denizens are destined for the cellar (and are often capable of aging gracefully for aeons). The grandest of what might be considered Austria’s grand crus, this steeply sloping corner of the Wachau isn’t only prized by Austrians but is indisputably one of Riesling’s world capitals and a World Heritage Site. This spectacular specimen of Riesling is bone dry, blazingly acidic, resoundingly ripe, and built around a rock-solid core of mineralistic complexity.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled squid w/ lemon-caper sauce & asparagus. Tempura green beans & sweet yellow onions w/ aioli.

44.99

9 in stock

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2011 Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd, Wachau, Austria 2011

100% Riesling

DRY, POWERFUL. PINEAPPLE, LIME, GREEN APPLE, JUICY FINISH

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy, layered with abundant fruit and complex minerals, it's stunningly great now and for the next twenty+ years. It tastes rich and lush in the mouth and finishes with a huge wallop of acidity that accentuates the complexity like a giant exclamation mark! Wow.

Serving Suggestions: Sushi & sashimi. Mussels Meuniere, Trout "Muddy Waters" from Uglesich's in New Orleans. Roast Pork loin with apples and cabbage.

33.99

2 in stock

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2012 Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd, Wachau, Austria 2012

100% Riesling

DRY, POWERFUL. PINEAPPLE, LIME, GREEN APPLE, JUICY FINISH

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy, layered with abundant fruit and complex minerals, it's stunningly great now and for the next twenty+ years. It tastes rich and lush in the mouth and finishes with a huge wallop of acidity that accentuates the complexity like a giant exclamation mark! Wow.

Serving Suggestions: Sushi & sashimi. Mussels Meuniere, Trout "Muddy Waters" from Uglesich's in New Orleans. Roast Pork loin with apples and cabbage.

35.99

13 in stock

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2014 Riesling "Mettenheimer" Kabinett (Schafer)

Schafer, Riesling "Mettenheimer" Kabinett, Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

A TOUCH SWEET, CRISP, AROMATIC, LEMONY & MINERALLY

Volker Schäfer is the current generation of his family to be winegrower at Schäfer estate, which dates back to 1709. Although most of his wines are red, he doesn't give his whites any less respect. They are real crowd pleasers, but with depth and character. Crisp, lightly sweet, aromatic, zingy and minerally all describe this brilliant white.

Serving Suggestions: Lightly sweet Riesling is the ultimate wine to serve with dishes that have a spicy sweet flavor, especially glazed ham and many traditional Chinese dishes.

13.99

2 in stock

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2014 Riesling "Oppenheimer" Kabinett (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Kabinett, Oppenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2014

BRILLIANT CITRUS, TANGY & TINGLY, SLIGHTLY OFF-DRY

When Karl Heyden’s son, Frank, took over winemaking at the family estate, he went to work catapulting quality to new heights. With a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, the Heyden family is a leader not only in quality but environmental friendliness as well. With inspired balance, lemony-limeish citrus, and glimmering minerality shining through, it's a true head turner!

Serving Suggestions: This wine plays well with powerful, pungent flavors. Stuffed cabbage with tomatoes and nutmeg is a natural. Strong, aged goat cheeses make for heavenly pairings.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Riesling "Oppenheimer" Kabinett (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Kabinett, Oppenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2015

BRILLIANT CITRUS, TANGY & TINGLY, SLIGHTLY OFF-DRY

When Karl Heyden’s son, Frank, took over winemaking at the family estate, he went to work catapulting quality to new heights. With a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, the Heyden family is a leader not only in quality but environmental friendliness as well. With inspired balance, lemony-limeish citrus, and glimmering minerality shining through, it's a true head turner!

Serving Suggestions: This wine plays well with powerful, pungent flavors. Stuffed cabbage with tomatoes and nutmeg is a natural. Strong, aged goat cheeses make for heavenly pairings.

13.99

26 in stock

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2015 Riesling "Terrassen" Federspiel (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling Federspiel "Terrassen", Wachau, Austria 2015

100% Riesling

LAZER DRY. PINEAPPLE, MANGO, LIME & RICH MINERALITY

Get it before he becomes a superstar and his prices go through the roof. Martin Mittelbach is one of the greats right now, but his reputation has not hit the mainstream or the critics yet. This dry Riesling from his terraced, hillside vineyards in the prestigious Wachau is the kind of wine that makes red-wine-only drinkers change sides, the kind that convinces non-Riesling-drinkers that they were wrong, and the kind that you must take home today. It's that good.

Serving Suggestion: One of the most versatile wines in the world, a great dry Riesling goes with everything except dessert.

19.99

16 in stock

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2011 Riesling "Terre d'Apollon" (Freudenreich, Cave)

Cave Freudenreich, Riesling "Terre d'Apollon", Alsace, France 2011

{sustainable} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON & TART APPLE. A VIBRANT, CRISP MINERAL SPRING

A wine whose personality is as chiseled and immediately recognizable as the rooftops of traditional Alsatian architecture, this Riesling is a textbook example of the grape in all of its shimmering and prickly glory. Equipped with blazing acidity which is as desirable for its refreshing edginess as the near-universality of its paring potential, the "Terre d'Apollon" brings together the timeless combination of powerful flavor, firm constitution, and delicate frame that we crave from excellent dry Riesling. Look no further!

Serving Suggestion: Gently smoked Strasbourg sausage or knackwurst w/ crisp youthful sauerkraut. A hearty afternoon snack spread consisting of duck liver paté, smoked trout, proper Munster, & crusty rustic bread.

17.99

3 in stock

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2012 Riesling "The Doctors'" (Forrest Wines)

Forrest Wines, “The Doctors’” Riesling 8.5%, Marlborough, New Zealand 2012

[sustainable] 100% Riesling (8.5% alc)

LIME, GINGER, GREEN APPLE. TANGY, LIGHTLY SWEET & LOW ALCOHOL

From husband and wife team Drs. John & Brigid Forrest, comes this novel and delicious wine. Picking the grapes slightly early, enough to capture the fruit character but without too much sugar, they partially ferment the tart juice to 8.5% alcohol leaving just enough sweetness to balance the green grape acidity. Diagnosis? Delicious! Tangy and quaffable, you can drink much more without getting tipsy. Eureka!! You better buy two bottles.

Serving Suggestion: Asian noodles with mussels, ginger, garlic, yellow peppers and green apples.

18.99

3 in stock

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2013 Riesling "The Doctors'" (Forrest Wines)

Forrest Wines, “The Doctors’” Riesling 8.5%, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013

[sustainable] 100% Riesling (8.5% alc)

LIME, GINGER, GREEN APPLE. TANGY, LIGHTLY SWEET & LOW ALCOHOL

From husband and wife team Drs. John & Brigid Forrest, comes this novel and delicious wine. Picking the grapes slightly early, enough to capture the fruit character but without too much sugar, they partially ferment the tart juice to 8.5% alcohol leaving just enough sweetness to balance the green grape acidity. Diagnosis? Delicious! Tangy and quaffable, you can drink much more without getting tipsy. Eureka!! You better buy two bottles.

Serving Suggestion: Asian noodles with mussels, ginger, garlic, yellow peppers and green apples.

18.99

3 in stock

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2013 Riesling "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Riesling "Traditions", Columbia Valley, WA 2013

100% Riesling

WHITE PEACH, TROPICAL, MINERAL, ANJOU PEAR

Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyards in 1997 along the Wahluke slope. Family farming since the mid-1950s, grape growing was a newer venture. First they sold off their grapes to other wineries, but as the vines matured, the fruit was too good to give up. This is a textbook example of volcanic soil Riesling with apricot and white peach fruit played against mineral and just a kiss of sweetness, soon washed aside by mouthwatering acidity.

Serving Suggestion: Cajun shrimp boats with plenty of Creole sauce; Chicken gumbo with beans and dirty rice; mixed salad with grilled tuna chunks and Asian peanut sauce.

12.99

11 in stock

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2015 Riesling "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Riesling "Traditions", Columbia Valley, WA 2015

100% Riesling

WHITE PEACH, TROPICAL, MINERAL, ANJOU PEAR

Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyards in 1997 along the Wahluke slope. Family farming since the mid-1950s, grape growing was a newer venture. First they sold off their grapes to other wineries, but as the vines matured, the fruit was too good to give up. This is a textbook example of volcanic soil Riesling with apricot and white peach fruit played against mineral and just a kiss of sweetness, soon washed aside by mouthwatering acidity.

Serving Suggestion: Cajun shrimp boats with plenty of Creole sauce; Chicken gumbo with beans and dirty rice; mixed salad with grilled tuna chunks and Asian peanut sauce.

12.99

12 in stock

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2013 Riesling Auslese "Mettenheimer Schlossberg" [375ml] (Schafer)

Schafer, Riesling Auslese "Mettenheimer Schlossberg [375ml], Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2013

100% Riesling

HONEY, FLORAL, APRICOT & PINEAPPLE.

Volker Schäfer is the winemaker at Schäfer estate, which dates back to 1709. This lovely Riesling produced in a sweeter style is amazing to drink. Ripe and ready to go, this is a dessert wine for those who want the classic German-style dessert experience. Closer in style to a beerenauslese, the body and acidity balance this wine perfectly so it can be served as an aperitif or especially as a dessert wine.

Serving Suggestion: Excellent with mousse paté or foie gras. Also great with tart apple pie with a bruléed crust.

14.99

6 in stock

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2013 Riesling Auslese, "Oppenheimer Sacktraeger" (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Auslese, Oppenheimer Sacktraeger, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2013

JUICY PINEAPPLE, TANGERINE MARMALADE, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Among our longest-standing favorite producers of Germany, Dr. Karl Heyden and his family started making wines in 1999. After Karl's passing in 2003, his son Frank took the reins, crafting wines of unsurpassed style and elegance. This lovely wine combines Riesling’s citrus and tropicality with suggestions of cherry blossom, sandalwood, and a slight hint of petrol. On the palate, pineapple, stone fruit, tangerine marmalade, old-fashioned rock candy, and white tea shine through richly and with balance – a glass of liquid gold. 

Serving Suggestion: Green curry w/ North Carolina shrimp, rice noodles, a fresh Vietnamese mint sprig & red chile fish sauce for dipping. Crisp flatbread w/ bacon & pineapple.

25.99

1 in stock

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2015 Riesling Auslese, "Oppenheimer Sacktraeger" (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Auslese, Oppenheimer Sacktraeger, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2015

JUICY PINEAPPLE, TANGERINE MARMALADE, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Among our longest-standing favorite producers of Germany, Dr. Karl Heyden and his family started making wines in 1999. After Karl's passing in 2003, his son Frank took the reins, crafting wines of unsurpassed style and elegance. This lovely wine combines Riesling’s citrus and tropicality with suggestions of cherry blossom, sandalwood, and a slight hint of petrol. On the palate, pineapple, stone fruit, tangerine marmalade, old-fashioned rock candy, and white tea shine through richly and with balance – a glass of liquid gold. 

Serving Suggestion: Green curry w/ North Carolina shrimp, rice noodles, a fresh Vietnamese mint sprig & red chile fish sauce for dipping. Crisp flatbread w/ bacon & pineapple.

22.99

12 in stock

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2014 Riesling Halbtrocken "Handwerk" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Handwerk" Halbtrocken, Mosel, Germany 2014 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PINEAPPLE, PRISTINE SLATE & FLINT, UBER-ERFRISCHEND, JA!

It might not be fair to outright assert that Mosel Rieslings represent the absolute epitome of the grape’s signature combination of intense minerality and unremitting tropical citrus, but the region is certainly a contender for Riesling “world capital” status. The wines ain’t cheap, but the quality is reliably very high. The Melsheimer estate crafts this cuvée from grapes grown in several of its prized vineyards, striving for exceptional balance. The result is identified as “feinherb,” which basically lies between “dry” and “off-dry,” but the residual sugar here is very slight. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Japanese squid salad w/ sesame, cucumbers, & pickled plum. Hawaiian pizza w/ tomato, garlic, & pineapple (ham optional).

17.99

17 in stock

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2013 Riesling Kabinett "C.A.I." (Immich-Batterieberg)

Immich-Batterieberg, Riesling Kabinett "C.A.I.", Mosel, Germany 2013

100% Riesling

21.99

6 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Mettenheimer" (Schafer)

Schafer, Riesling Kabinett "Mettenheimer", Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

A TOUCH SWEET, CRISP, AROMATIC, LEMONY & MINERALLY

Volker Schäfer is the current generation of his family to be winegrower at Schäfer estate, which dates back to 1709. Although most of his wines are red, he doesn't give his whites any less respect. They are real crowd pleasers, but with depth and character. Crisp, lightly sweet, aromatic, zingy and minerally all describe this brilliant white.

Serving Suggestions: Lightly sweet Riesling is the ultimate wine to serve with dishes that have a spicy sweet flavor, especially glazed ham and many traditional Chinese dishes.

13.99

12 in stock

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2012 Riesling Kabinett "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2012

100% Riesling

TANGY KIWI & LEMONADE, SLATE, FIRM & FIERCE YET OPULENT

Clocking in at a lean, clean 10.5 % alcohol and bearing only the faintest kiss of residual sugar, this dryish gem is stony, vaguely tropical, and vibrating with raw, Riesling-rific energy. The haunting elegance of the Mosel chimes through loud and clear. Thorsten Melsheimer, the estate’s current torchbearer, employs only organic methods (certified biodynamic as of 2013) and lets his vineyards’ excellent terroir speak for itself...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ smashed potato & thyme. Triple cream cheeses.

23.99

9 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Rudesheimer Bishofsberg" (Nagler, Dr.)

Dr. Nagler, Riesling Kabinett "Rudesheimer Bishofsberg", Rheingau, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

STARFRUIT, GOLDEN APPLE, SLATE, TINGLY ACIDITY, A TOUCH OF SWEETNESS

Rich, elegant, clean and bracing: everything a great Riesling should be. Overlooking the Rhine River, the sloping vineyards soak up precious sunlight reflected off the water. The result is a small amount of excellent fruit, hand-selected and hand-harvested. The Bischofsberg is home to rich sedimentary soil with broad areas of slate (and the Nägler ostrich farm), yielding a wine with zesty acidity and intense minerality; rich and refreshing, brimming with tropical fruit, flowers, and the perfect amount of sweetness.

Serving suggestion: Spicy vegetable fried rice with crispy tofu, scrambled (ostrich?) egg and a drizzle of Sriracha. Tempeh tacos with heirloom tomato, shredded cabbage, queso fresco, chopped cilantro, and lime juice.

18.99

18 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Schlossböckelheimer König" (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Riesling Kabinett "Schlossbockelheimer Konig", Nahe, Germany, 2015

CITRUS & STONE FRUIT, Herbal Spice, FULL-FIGURED RIPENESS

The Anheuser family tree dates back to the early 1600s in the Nahe region's Bad Kreunznacher. Nothing bad about that. The term "Bad" actually precedes the name of town which specializes in spa activities, and Kreunznacher is renowned for its pristine water and healing climate. Off-dry with a clean, invigorating finish, this ripe, minerally Riesling leaves us feeling as pampered as a weekend at a luxurious retreat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked haddock w/ lemon & tarragon. Mashed sweet potato w/ coconut milk & slaw w/ lime juice, cumin, & cayenne.

14.99

24 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kamptal (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling, Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic} 100% Riesling

FIRM & FRESH, ZESTY CITRUS, LEAN TROPICALITY & CLEAN MINERALITY

Label translation: "A lot of fruit & liveliness! A real Kamptaler with structure & minerality." Hailing from northeastern Austria’s Kamptal, this Riesling enchants us with its firm, focused tropicality and clean, contemporary stye – dry, elegantly modern, and expressly extroverted. Christoph Edelbauer clearly expresses his love of nature through both his words and his actions as a grower-winemaker, and something resolutely pristine and wholesome emanates from the resultant wines. His very surname means “noble farmer,” and you can’t beat that. A W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Fried or charcoal-grilled chicken thighs w/ potato/chickpea/onion salad & tangy tarragon mustard. Tabouli w/ cottage cheese, diced granny smiths, & green olives.

16.99

18 in stock

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2015 Riesling QbA "Dr. Thanisch" (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef), Riesling QbA "Dr. Thanisch", Mosel, Germany 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

15.99

45 in stock

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2011 Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg," Mosel, Germany 2011 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PEAR, RICH & TART, GLIMMERING LIQUID GOLD

Like an autumnal postcard from the tropics surrounded by golden leaves, this imposing sekt celebrates an intrinsically Riesling-bourne intensity. Brimming with ripe, pearish, richness and a rarzor-sharp lemony edge, this full-bodied bubbly has become deeply golden with a half-decade of aging in the bottle. Produced identically to vintage Champagne and grown on the steep slopes Thorsten Melsheimer’s 11 hectares of coveted Mullay-Hofberg vineyard overlooking the Mosel river, this is truly exceptional.

Serving Suggestion: Cambodian-style coconut curry soup w/ prawns & lemongrass. Smoked trout, shallot, leek quiche w/ a flaky crust!

40.99

11 in stock

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2014 Riesling Spatlese "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr" (Selbach-Oster, Weingut)

Weingut Selbach-Oster, Riesling Spatlese "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr", Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

28.99

6 in stock

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2014 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

32.99

14 in stock

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2015 Riesling Trocken "Eins Zwei Dry" (Leitz, Josef)

Weingut Josef Leitz, Riesling Trocken "Eins Zwei Dry", Rheingau, Germany, 2015

100% Riesling

ZESTY LIME & GREEN APPLE, TROPICAL & SLATEY

Josef Leitz is not only an expert a deftly scaling and farming the fiercely diagonal slopes of his Rheingau vineyards. He’s also outlandishly adept in cleverly naming the stunningly underpriced regional representatives that he forges from his property’s vines. In the tradition of hits like “Leitz Out,” comes the cuvée “Eins Zwei DRY,” and it indeed crisp, dry, and vibrantly Riesling-rific. The Rheingau is typically accepted as the regal grape’s birthplace, and this extraordinary offering delivers an archetypal example without breaking the bank.

Serving Suggestion: Crispy broiled catfish w/ lemon & olive oil coleslaw & cornbread. Cheddar polenta w/ dill & asparagus.

16.99

63 in stock

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2014 Riesling Trocken "Grainhübel" GG (Von Winning, Weingut)

Weingut Von Winning, Riesling Deidesheimer "Grainhübel" GG, Pfalz, Germany 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

44.99

4 in stock

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2015 Riesling Trocken "Sandstein" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Trocken "Sandstein", Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

LIME & APRICOT, PRONOUNCED MINERALITY, CHISELED & SEXY

“Sandstein,” unsurprisingly refers to the sandstone vineyard site that the vines responsible for this cuvée call home. If judging a book by its cover is a bad idea, then choosing a wine by its label is similarly unwise. Yet here is a wine whose label actually does speak volumes aesthetically. Alexander Gysler proudly “strives for less,” and the minimalism, elegance, and utopian purity of his wines are almost architectural, tangible elements on the tongue. This offering perfectly encapsulates the essence of contemporary, dry Rheinhessen Riesling – robustly ripe yet enticingly acidic, agile, and angular. 

Serving Suggestion: Lightly smoked trout w/ capers & spaghetti squash w/ lemon, garlic, & butter. "Country brunch” w/ hickory bacon, poached eggs, & citrusy asparagus / tomato salad.

16.99

8 in stock

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2014 Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk" (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk", Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

TANGY WHITE PEACH & ZESTY LIME, CHALKY MINERAL, ORANGE BLOSSOM

Clinging to the steep, stoney, iron-rich inclines of Nierstein's Red Slope, the vineyards of Georg Albrecht Schneider indeed occupy a precious vantage point overlooking the Rhein. The family ownership of these 37 acres can be traced back seven generations, and yet the reputation surrounding the wines stems as much from their current excellence and exuberant character as it does from notions of historical significance. Shimmeringly bright acidity and wholesomely healthy fruit invigorates our palates while tantalizing aromas and a pristine finish leaves smiles on our faces. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Crayfish & cucumber salad w/ mayo, dill, horseradish, & scallions. Apple-cabbage-carrot slaw w/ rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, & lime.

17.99

12 in stock

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2014 Riesling Trocken - Klangwerk "Vum Helle" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Trocken - Klangwerk "Vum Helle", Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

AERODYNAMIC LEMON & SHIMMERING NEON MINERAL

Elegant and decadent, this intense Rheinhessen Riesling layers the razory, lithe personality of the great German grape with elevated concentration and a more mouth-filling density. Like an antenna catching information, Riesling is an optimizer of mineralistic complexity, and this golden elixir manages to overdeliver in the mineral department despite being unctuously ripe. Next time you need a rendezvous with exceptional Riesling, call this number.

Serving Suggestion: Knackwurst w/ parsley, scallions, & ginger. Tempura squid w/ lemon aioli.

29.99

2 in stock

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2014 Riesling Weinheimer Kabinett "Fledgeflüster" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Weinhimer Kabinett "Fledgeflüster", Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

RIPE BOSC PEAR, JUICY TANGERINE AND BALANCED ACIDITY

In 1999, Alexander Gysler took over the production of his family's vineyard. Since then, he has made a name for himeslf as part of the new wave of German winegrowers helping to boldly redefine and bolster the nation's international image. His wines are balanced, chiseled, and almost architectural - deeply soulful with vibrant charm. The flavors and aromas harmonize with radiantly crisp pear and citrus that dance across the tongue with sprightly minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy Thai cuisine with green curry shrimp. Turn up the heat... You'll be glad you did!

18.99

6 in stock

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2006 Riesling, Kabinett (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany 2006

100% Riesling

PRETTY & LIGHTLY SWEET. TANGY LIME & SUBTLE PETROL HINT.

Georg Albrecht Schneider is a kind and quiet man. As I taste his lovely rieslings, his dog Oscar falls asleep by my feet. The more wines we taste, the more animated he becomes. He thrusts his finger in the air as he speaks passionately about the limestone soils of the Paterberg vineyard, and the red schist of his Hipping, Oelberg, and Orbel vineyards. I try to take notes on all of the details he’s throwing at me, but this Riesling Kabinett from his Niersteiner Paterberg vineyard is too delicious and distracts me.

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin medallions topped with a slice of baked apple and a small square of fried bacon.

15.99

6 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube" (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef), Riesling Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube", Mosel, Germany 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

POTENT LIME & PINEAPPLE, FLINT, OFF-DRY WITH BLAZING ACIDITY

Dr. Thanisch's vineyards slide right into the picturesque town of Bernkastel, nestled in a cozy curve of the Mosel river. It's an advantageous place to care for some of the oldest Riesling vines in Germany. This is a spectacular example of German expertise where it comes to this most complex of grapes. Flinty and smoky aromas vie for your attentions with heady tropical and citrus notes. A hint of classic petrol leads to a luxurious, almost oily texture. Very lightly sweet, but it's all cleaned up by zooming acidity. Damn, that's delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Sweet potato casserole, Brussels Sprouts sauteed with hot pepper and bacon. The gamy tang of locally raised heritage turkeys.

22.99

21 in stock

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2012 Riesling, Kabinett "Ockfener Bockstein" (Dr. Fischer)

Dr. Fischer, Riesling Kabinett "Ockfener Bockstein", Saar Valley, Mosel, Germany 2012

100% Riesling

Off-dry, bosc pear, lime, medium-body.

19.99

2 in stock

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2012 Riesling, Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke", Mosel, Germany 2012

100% Riesling

BAKED APPLE, JUICY LIME, FLORAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Stefan Bollig is an old friend of ours who makes his lovely Mosel Valley Rieslings in the traditional style: juicy, lightly sweet, greatly rich and layered with complex flavors of apples, citrus, and petrol. Through the front window of his winery/home climbs the steep, slatey Goldtropschen hillside he farms just across the street, so close he can hear birds chirping on the vines from his front yard. Although this riesling is touched with a hint of sweetness, it has enough mouth-watering acidity to reach a perfect balance. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked salmon with potato leek soup as we had in Stefan's kitchen.

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Riesling, Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke", Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

BAKED APPLE, JUICY LIME, FLORAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Stefan Bollig is an old friend of ours who makes his lovely Mosel Valley Rieslings in the traditional style: juicy, lightly sweet, greatly rich and layered with complex flavors of apples, citrus, and petrol. Through the front window of his winery/home climbs the steep, slatey Goldtropschen hillside he farms just across the street, so close he can hear birds chirping on the vines from his front yard. Although this riesling is touched with a hint of sweetness, it has enough mouth-watering acidity to reach a perfect balance. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked salmon with potato leek soup as we had in Stefan's kitchen.

16.99

20 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Spatlese "Piesporter Goldtropfchen" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Spatlese "Piesporter Goldtropfchen", Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

19.99

19 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Trocken (dry) [1 liter] (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Riesling Trocken [1 liter], Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

LEMON & KIWI, BRIGHT ACIDITY, VERY DRY

Half a decade ago, we visited this winery while on a German wine-buying trip. Five years later, we can still confirm that the Binz estate is responsible for some of the Rheinhessen's (and Germany's) greatest values. Located on the "red slope" between Nackenheim and Oppenheim, beautiful red earth-atop-limestone vineyards give the wines of Binz their incredible minerality and fierce acidity. Made from grapes harvested at gorgeous ripeness, the wine's power is sublime, sneaky, and refreshingly dry on the finish. A block buster value and wine for all occasions. (equivalent to a $11.99/750 ml bottle)

Serving Suggestion: This power and elegance will match up with roasted poultry, bbq chicken, scallops with bacon or summer squash casserole with cheese and bread crumbs.

14.99

106 in stock

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2015 Rioja (Akutain)

15.99

9 in stock

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2015 Rioja "Orlegi" (Luberri)

Luberri, "Orlegi," Rioja, Spain 2015

100% Tempranillo

FULL OF RICH, ROUND BERRY FRUIT & SPICE

Made from 15-20 year old Tempranillo vines, Luberri's "Orlegi" shows a modern style of Rioja. This winery is located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, a stellar zone for great Rioja. Winemaker/owner, Florentino Martinez Monje cut his teeth at Artadi before opening his own estate. This style is fresh and fruit-forward with light oak and a medium body.

Serving Suggestion: This Rioja is best with Cabrito rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted in a cazuela in a wood fired oven. You can sub rack of lamb in your home oven of course!

14.99

8 in stock

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2016 Rioja Alavesa Blanco (Ostatu, Bodegas)

Ostatu, Alavesa Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2016

90% Viura, 10% Malvasia

LEMON & ANJOU PEAR, FLORAL, LUSH BUT SUBTLE & DRY

Ostatu's white Rioja comes to us courtesy of 60-70 year Viura vines with just a twist of Malvasia (10%) added to intensify the exotic perfume. An extra special treat, this cuvée was originally the estate's family wine in Spain and never intended for export, but local wine importer André Tamers kept after the producers until they allowed a bit of it to be brought to his markets. Great floral aromas precede tangy Anjou pear and lemon-like flavors. The finish is very clean and hyper-refreshing. Way cooool.

Serving Suggestion: Delicate fish baked in olive oil, thyme, oregano & garlic. Salty ham w/ chickpeas, arugula, & cherry tomatoes.

13.99

19 in stock

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2014 Rioja Blanco "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2014

95% Viura, 5% Malvasia

FRAGRANT, FLORAL & FRESH - BETTER THAN SPANISH DAISIES!

Green apple/golden colored in the glass, hinting at the goodness inside, Mi Villa Blanca shows great crisp flavors of lime, grapefruit, guava, melon and almond. Surprisingly rich for such a light bodied grape. It's the Malvasia that adds the floral notes and weight to the wine. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving Suggestion: Bacon wrapped scallops seared in rendered bacon fat over orzo with roasted garlic bits through out.

12.99

5 in stock

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2015 Rioja Blanco "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2015

95% Viura, 5% Malvasia

FRAGRANT, FLORAL & FRESH - BETTER THAN SPANISH DAISIES!

Green apple/golden colored in the glass, hinting at the goodness inside, Mi Villa Blanca shows great crisp flavors of lime, grapefruit, guava, melon and almond. Surprisingly rich for such a light bodied grape. It's the Malvasia that adds the floral notes and weight to the wine. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving Suggestion: Bacon wrapped scallops seared in rendered bacon fat over orzo with roasted garlic bits through out.

12.99

14 in stock

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2014 Rioja Blanco "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2014

{organic} 100% Viura

PERFUMY NEW OAK, MOUTHWATERING GREEN APPLE ACIDITY

Fermented and aged for three months in French oak barrels, this ambassadorial wine represents both the decadent mystique of traditional white Rioja and a modern freshness that is quite contrary to its predecessors of bygone generations. This is green apple dressed up with subtle layers of Sherry-reminescent yeastiness and suavely delicious creamy oak. Bodegas Perica never fails to impress us with its knack for bringing the traditional styles and flavors of Rioja into the 21st century, preserving those classical flavors that we crave while adding a modern twist.

Serving Suggestion: Hearty chicken stew w/ garbanzos, onion, and parsley. Fried conch w/ basil and copious amounts of garlic & butter.

16.99

1 in stock

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2005 Rioja Blanco Crianza "Vina Gravonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Gravonia Blanco, Rioja, Spain 2005

100% Viura

NUTTY, FLORAL AND GRASSY FINISHING WITH SPICE

There are few wines in the world more inspiring and more thought provoking than this bottle. Sourced from a single vineyard originally called Zaconia alongside the Ebro river in Rioja, and produced in the most traditional manner, this is THE definition of "Old School." Yes, there is some oxidation going on evidenced by the golden amber color, but this is part of the appeal. Waves of nuttiness, grass, flowers and spices come and go with each sip. The wine evolves over all 750 mls. No two sips will be the same.

Serving Suggestion: Mild, tender veal with roasted red peppers. Traditional hard aged cheeses. Or on its own in a quiet place to think about what you were doing ten years ago.

24.99

2 in stock

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2006 Rioja Blanco Crianza "Vina Gravonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Gravonia Blanco, Rioja, Spain 2006

100% Viura

NUTTY, FLORAL AND GRASSY FINISHING WITH SPICE

There are few wines in the world more inspiring and more thought provoking than this bottle. Sourced from a single vineyard originally called Zaconia alongside the Ebro river in Rioja, and produced in the most traditional manner, this is THE definition of "Old School." Yes, there is some oxidation going on evidenced by the golden amber color, but this is part of the appeal. Waves of nuttiness, grass, flowers and spices come and go with each sip. The wine evolves over all 750 mls. No two sips will be the same.

Serving Suggestion: Mild, tender veal with roasted red peppers. Traditional hard aged cheeses. Or on its own in a quiet place to think about what you were doing ten years ago.

24.99

13 in stock

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2011 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2011

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

SOFT CINNAMON, LUSH BAKED BLACKBERRY, TOASTY FINISH

David Garcia, aka "Perica" a nickname from his grandpa, is responsible for maintaining old Rioja traditions and keeping his family estate at the peak of Rioja quality. This is the oldest family-run Bodega in San Asensio and we love all their wines. With the rich Tempranillo this vintage, he still coaxes Pinot Noir-like elegance, and adds the complexity of Garnacha and Mazuelo. This Crianza (aged) Rioja struts its stuff from the moment you open the bottle. Traditional American oak used.

Serving Suggestion: Great with pork tenderloin marinated in garlic, scallions, olive oil and smoky Spanish paprika, then grilled medium rare.

16.99

5 in stock

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2012 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2012

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

SOFT CINNAMON, LUSH BAKED BLACKBERRY, TOASTY FINISH

David Garcia, aka "Perica" a nickname from his grandpa, is responsible for maintaining old Rioja traditions and keeping his family estate at the peak of Rioja quality. This is the oldest family-run Bodega in San Asensio and we love all their wines. With the rich Tempranillo this vintage, he still coaxes Pinot Noir-like elegance, and adds the complexity of Garnacha and Mazuelo. This Crianza (aged) Rioja struts its stuff from the moment you open the bottle. Traditional American oak used.

Serving Suggestion: Great with pork tenderloin marinated in garlic, scallions, olive oil and smoky Spanish paprika, then grilled medium rare.

16.99

6 in stock

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2004 Rioja Gran Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2004

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo

SPICE, CLOVE, TOASTY OAK, RIPE CHERRY FRUIT

Located in San Asensio, Rioja Alta, Bodegas Perica still embraces the charm and elegance of cellar aged Spanish wine. This Gran Reserva is their current release at the young age of 9 years old. Sourced from their top vineyards in La Rioja Alta, the hand picked grape clusters are fermented in large French oak vats, then transferred to French oak barrels for 28 months of aging before going to sleep in bottle waiting years for release. The result is simply wine magic. Traditional in style, but most pleasing to the modern day, fruit-driven wine drinker, this Gran Reserva is grand for such a modest price.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork belly with mushrooms, cippolini onions and a cinnamon stick, or grilled hot Italian sausages with roasted potatoes and rosemary.

29.99

9 in stock

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2004 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2004

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano

SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA, SPICE AND DRIED CHERRY

Located in Haro, the capital city of La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is one of our world wine heros. Keeping very traditional and maintaining the classic style of Rioja of old, the single vineyard Bosconia is a perfect example of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long term oak aging and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, chemical free and with great attention to detail and tradition. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, dried cherry and melon rind with strawberry and earth. A whisp of smoke comes through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A wine that will enhance anything it touches - try with grouper fajitas, anything jamon (pork) and chicken roasted with orange peel and thyme

33.99

10 in stock

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2009 Rioja Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2009

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

VANILLA, SPICES, DUSTY STRAWBERRY, DRIED CITRUS, LEATHER

From Bodegas Perica's single vineyard "Olagosa", comes this classic Rioja Reserva, relentlessly traditional. Made in the same style, from the same vineyard for more than 50 years, this wine is a step into the past. Spicy, toasty flavors abound, this wine spent two years in oak barrels before aging in their cellar another four. The dried berry and earth flavors have great complexity especially when that whiff of leather comes through. Vive España!

Serving Suggestions: Although it is much spicier than a Pinot Noir, we recommend trying this with similar matches; Salmon, pork, veal, roast poultry with earthy veggies.

24.99

7 in stock

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2014 Rioja Tinto "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Tinto, Rioja, Spain 2014

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, + 4% blend of Carinena, Graciano, Mazuelo

LINGONBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY. YOUTHFUL

David Garcia, aka 'Perica,' a nickname from his grandfather, is maintaining this family winery's course keeping to traditional techniques and high quality. Mi Villa is the name for the young wines of Perica. This Tempranillo-based red is easy to drink, medium-bodied and shows lush berry & fruit flavors, finishing softly. One of the best vintages yet of this reliable wine!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken satay skewers rubbed with smoky Spanish paprika; or our Solé Gran Queso Spanish style cheese

12.99

1 in stock

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2015 Rioja Tinto "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Tinto, Rioja, Spain 2015

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, + 4% blend of Carinena, Graciano, Mazuelo

LINGONBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY. YOUTHFUL

David Garcia, aka 'Perica,' a nickname from his grandfather, is maintaining this family winery's course keeping to traditional techniques and high quality. Mi Villa is the name for the young wines of Perica. This Tempranillo-based red is easy to drink, medium-bodied and shows lush berry & fruit flavors, finishing softly. One of the best vintages yet of this reliable wine!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken satay skewers rubbed with smoky Spanish paprika; or our Solé Gran Queso Spanish style cheese

12.99

5 in stock

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2013 Rioja Tinto Joven (Senorio de Pecina)

Senorio de Pecina, Rioja Tinto Joven, Rioja, Spain 2013

Tempranillo, Garnacha

14.99

1 in stock

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2003 Rioja Tinto Reserva "Vina Tondonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2003

75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo

DRIED CHERRY & CASSIS, LEATHERY SPICE, SUMPTUOUS CACAO & WAXY RICHNESS

An ultimate example of traditional Rioja Reserva (albeit one which is actually aged more extensively than most Gran Reservas), this wine is aged for six years in giant casks of American oak (and a subsequent six in bottle) and is the current release from this iconic Rioja Alta estate. With dark fruit character and mysterious, leathery, chocolatey, oaken spice, this tantalizing tinto is truly a piece of Riojan history and a rare opportunity to taste a wine which hails (figuratively and quite literally)  from another time.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder. Chorizo! Roncal! Crostini and lardo!!!

39.99

1 in stock

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2004 Rioja Tinto Reserva "Vina Tondonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2003

75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo

DRIED CHERRY & CASSIS, LEATHERY SPICE, SUMPTUOUS CACAO & WAXY RICHNESS

An ultimate example of traditional Rioja Reserva (albeit one which is actually aged more extensively than most Gran Reservas), this wine is aged for six years in giant casks of American oak (and a subsequent six in bottle) and is the current release from this iconic Rioja Alta estate. With dark fruit character and mysterious, leathery, chocolatey, oaken spice, this tantalizing tinto is truly a piece of Riojan history and a rare opportunity to taste a wine which hails (figuratively and quite literally)  from another time.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder. Chorizo! Roncal! Crostini and lardo!!!

39.99

10 in stock

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2014 Rkatsateli (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes, NY 2013

100% Rkatsiteli

BOLD AROMATICS, SWEET SPICES, FLORAL & TROPICAL

Rkatsiteli is one of the oldest vinifera grapes known. This wine comes from the Finger Lakes of New York and while it smells fruity, it's actually on the dry side of things. With crisp acidity and fresh flowers on the nose, the palate reveals the layers of fruit before finishing very crisply and round. Think tropical fruits like mango and guava. All stainless steel tank aging results in a wine with penetrating aromas and flavors ready to pair with bold spices.

Serving Suggestion: A must with spicy curries with kaffir lime. The spices in the wine are perfect with intense dry spice rubbed chicken or fish.

16.99

2 in stock

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2015 Rkatsateli (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes, NY 2015

100% Rkatsiteli

BOLD AROMATICS, SWEET SPICES, FLORAL & TROPICAL

Rkatsiteli is one of the oldest vinifera grapes known. This wine comes from the Finger Lakes of New York and while it smells fruity, it's actually on the dry side of things. With crisp acidity and fresh flowers on the nose, the palate reveals the layers of fruit before finishing very crisply and round. Think tropical fruits like mango and guava. All stainless steel tank aging results in a wine with penetrating aromas and flavors ready to pair with bold spices.

Serving Suggestion: A must with spicy curries with kaffir lime. The spices in the wine are perfect with intense dry spice rubbed chicken or fish.

16.99

21 in stock

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Roasted Garlic, Rosemary Flatbread Cracker (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Roasted Garlic & Rosemary, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled, in Graham NC, organic flour. Their baking technique utilizes whole food ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste. 100% recycled cardboard boxes, cmpostable labels, compostable bags,.

5.99

28 in stock

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2015 Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" Calatayud, Spain 2015

{organic} 100% Garnacha

STRAWBERRY & BLOOD ORANGE, TANGY MOUTHFILLING FRESHNESS

Aragón might take its name from an ancient kingdom and countryside littered with the ruins of imposing fortresses and medieval castles, but there's nothing imposing or ancient about this delightfully tangy rosé made from the region's native Garnacha grape. Its striking fuchsia iridescence offers a clue to the flavors we might expect - lip smacking strawberry and red raspberry fruit spiked with vibrant citrus undertones of bold blood orange and delicate lemon. Aww yeah, get your Aragón on! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Meaty crab cakes w/ saffron & grilled artichokes w/ garlic & lemon juice. Half-cured albacore ceviche w/ cilantro & avocado.

9.99

2 in stock

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2015 Rosado, Monastrell (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Rosado, Valencia, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BRIGHT CHERRY, LIGHT STRAWBERRY & CREAM PIE

Wow, this lovely pink colored wine from the almost black Monastrell grape is a dry Rosé for both the white and red wine drinker. Enough body like a red, but crisp like a white. The Los Frailes wines from the Velazquez family are rising stars in our store. Biodynamic goodness from an estate that was formerly home to Jesuit Friars, but now in this family since 1771. This is so fresh you might get pinched. Vibrant black cherry, blackberry and a strawberry cream pie finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: A perfect wine with savory fruit gazpacho; tomatoes, basil olive oil and mozzarella cheese, or with grilled salmon.

9.99

6 in stock

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2014 Rosso "Completo" [1 liter] (Carussin)

Carussin, Rosso "Completo" [1 liter], Piemonte, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} Barbera, Freisa, Dolcetto, Grignolino

RIPE CHERRY & PLUM, PEPPER & FRESH HERBS

Our favorite donkey has returned from the Ferro family farm in Asti carrying a care package of lovely liter bottles. Arriving just in time for summer, this zesty red blend is refreshing and (potentially a little too?) easy to drink without coming off as exactly light or lean. Biodynamically farmed from chalk and clay-based vineyards, this quartet of signature Piemontese grapes gets along splendidly, finding a beautifully balanced combination of generous fruit, herbaceous spice, vibrant acidity, and invigorating tannic texture. TAKE ME TO YOUR LITER!

Serving Suggestion: Crispy pizza w/ pesto & sundried tomato. Pork tenderloin marinated in olive oil, & Growers & Cooks chicken stock.

17.99

57 in stock

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2013 Rosso Conero "Piancarda" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Rosso Conero "Piancarda", Marche, Italy 2013

100% Montepulciano

SUPPLE VIOLETS, BLACKBERRY AND SPICY ASH

We haven't had a dud wine yet from Garofoli, and to date, this is the boldest offering we've tasted from them. Man are they good! This vintage, made entirely from Montepulciano, is rich and sturdy. If you haven't explored the east coast of central Italy, try this wine! You'll taste one of the best kept secrets in the shadow of Tuscany.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled lamb with generous lemon juice and garlic marinade. To get the full effect on this one, eat it al fresco!

15.99

14 in stock

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2012 Rosso Piceno "Colle Ambro" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Colle Ambro, Rosso Piceno, Marche, Italy 2012 70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese

EARTHY START LEADING TO A SUCCULENT CHERRY END

Two brothers took over this estate from their father in the 1970s. Today their children are now taking the reins, making 5 generations of winemakers in this family. This red shows its Italian heritage on the nose and the palate erupts with cherry, anise, succulent Bing cherry flesh and hints of mint on the end. Bold and rich on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: This subtle beauty pairs well with Duck and Chicken; meaty flavors like mushroom risotto.

14.99

8 in stock

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2015 Rosso Toscana "Treggiaia" (Pugliano, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Pugliano, Rosso Toscana "Treggiaia" , Tuscany, Italy 2015

90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

TAUT & STRUCTURED, AROMATIC BERRY, VERSATILE

The vineyards at Fattoria Bibbiani have been producing wine for over 1,000 years, and this Treggiaia is steeped in tradition. It's a purists take on Sangiovese, with wonderful berry and herb aromatics and tangy acidity. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon - de riguer in this region - bolsters the fruit and body and smooths out the edges.

Serving Suggestion: Pizza or other classic Italian comfort food, perhaps with an extra large pie from your favorite pizza joint!

14.99

12 in stock

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2014 Rosso Toscano "Erio" (Perazzeta Montenero d'Orcia)

Perazzeta Montenero d’Orcia, Rosso Toscano "Erio" , Tuscany, Italy 2014

50% Sangiovese, 17% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah

A FRIENDLY FELLOW. LUSH RED FRUIT, GENTLE SPICE

Supertuscans are designed to be super, and they don't get much more crowd-pleasing than this great blend from Perazzeta. This is a plumper, more huggable alternative to the sometimes leaner, sharper Sangioveses of Chianti, and yet it bears its stamp of Tuscan earthiness and complexity proudly. What we mean is that this is a wine that will appeal to practically everyone. It hits all the expected notes and then some!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty pastas, pizzas, packed-out hamburgers, grilled stuff, bbq, hors d'oeuvres, nothing, everything, etc...

19.99

2 in stock

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2013 Rosso Toscano "Erio" (Perazzeta Montenero d'Orcia)

Perazzeta Montenero d’Orcia, Rosso Toscano "Erio" , Tuscany, Italy 2013

50% Sangiovese, 17% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah

A FRIENDLY FELLOW. LUSH RED FRUIT, GENTLE SPICE

Supertuscans are designed to be super, and they don't get much more crowd-pleasing than this great blend from Perazzeta. This is a plumper, more huggable alternative to the sometimes leaner, sharper Sangioveses of Chianti, and yet it bears its stamp of Tuscan earthiness and complexity proudly. What we mean is that this is a wine that will appeal to practically everyone. It hits all the expected notes and then some!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty pastas, pizzas, packed-out hamburgers, grilled stuff, bbq, hors d'oeuvres, nothing, everything, etc...

19.99

11 in stock

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2012 Rosso di Montalcino (La Palazzetta)

La Palazzetta, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2012

100% Sangiovese

21.99

3 in stock

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino (Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), La)

La Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2014

100% Sangiovese (Grosso)

PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, BERGAMOT & TOBACCO, FIRM & FRESH

Montalcino and its famed specialty, Brunello, elicit a great deal of excitement. The receipts that we’re left holding after enjoying most of these wines are less likely to result in great enthusiasm. Rosso de Montalcino, however, Brunello’s gentler-priced understudy, is one of Tuscany’s most savory sweetspots, offering us robust renditions of Sangiovese (and the exceptional “Grosso” variant of the famed grape) which bear more than a passing resemblance to the region’s most prized (and pricy) wines. Palazzetta excels at uncompromising, staunchly traditional treasures of Montalcino.

Serving Suggestion: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (or Brisket or London Broil) w/ peppercorns, cannellini beans, & shallots. Roast portobello caps stuffed w/ pecorino & generous garlic.

21.99

2 in stock

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2014 Rosso, Veneto "Scaia" Corvina (Sant'Antonio, Tenuta)

Tenuta Sant'Antonio, "Scaia" Rosso, Veneto, Italy 2014

100% Corvina

PLUM & RICH BLACK CHERRY, COCOA & FIVE SPICE, LIP-SMACKIN' FINISH

Corvina, best known as the perennial headliner grape in the wines of Valpolicella, here shines in a solo role and layers its famously black fruit with lush autumnal spices, pink peppercorn, and freshly steeped black tea. Sumptuous and bold but consummately affable and easy to drink, this phenomenal value was farmed by the four Castagnedi brothers in the hills of Valpolicella after expanding their father's vineyards to more than twice their original acreage. This is the very definition of a "daily" red - a champion of quality and affordability with more than enough substance to keep us wanting more... and more.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy Italian sausage (from Farmhand Foods, perhaps?) & penne pasta w/ a peppery vodka cream sauce.

12.99

6 in stock

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2015 Rosé (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Rosé, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} Pinot Noir, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Merlot

TART CHERRY & GOJI BERRY, PALATE-PLEASING (& TEASING!) ACIDITY

To look at Portugal’s Lisboa on a map, one would understandably envision it as probably hot and best suited to dense, extracted reds like the ones associated with many similarly southerly Iberian regions. The reality is astonishingly mild – conducive less to unwieldily powerhouse wines than to elegance and balance. The Sant’Ana estate is very small (less than 20 acres!) and lovingly manages its vineyards to impressive effect. This Rosé, while filled with bold red fruit, has a razory precision which jumpstarts the palate, invigorates the appetite, and refreshes the soul. No joke.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy stewed eggplant w/ tomato, sesame seeds, & chili garlic paste (don’t get to crazy w/ the heat). Stir-fried salt cod w/ onions, egg batter, rice, & olives.

11.99

1 in stock

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2015 Rosé (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Rosé, Napa Valley, CA 2015

Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT PINK, STRAWBERRY & FLORAL, PRETTY AROMAS

This small family estate has been in Napa with the Hendry family since 1939. This rosé is made in the traditional French method called, Saignée, in which red grapes are pressed and some pink juice is bled off, before fermenting the remaining juice into a full red wine. Super cool pink in color, almost neon if you catch it in the right light, this is a real blockbuster rosé. Rich and full yet simultaneously crisp all at the same time, this pinkly pretty wine bursts with freshness and fragrance from head to toe.

Serving Suggestion: A super multitasking rosé for a picnic – egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, cold cuts, hot dogs and burgers, tomato salad, and potato salad.

17.99

3 in stock

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2016 Rosé (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2016

{sustainable} 100% Grenache

SPICY STRAWBERRY, RICH FINISH, A HINT OF... PINEAPPLE?

This news probably won't send legions of wine writers racing to their vintage Remington teletypes, but once again Stolpman Vineyards have gone the non-traditional route (surprise, surprise). The Grenache grapes were allowed to ferment as whole fruit for three days before pressing and then the juice spent three months in neutral oak, which is one of those unfashionable acts of chutzpah that can set new standards. We get a super-rich rosé with more tropical and spice notes than the traditional chugger.

Serving Suggestions: Spatchcock chicken on the grill with a thick, sweet BBQ sauce and a side of okra coated in cornstarch and lightly fried.

19.99

28 in stock

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2015 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rosé, Provence, France 2015

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar roses labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 in the US, making this one a deal.

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread, and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

9.99

3 in stock

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2015 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rosé [3-Liter Bag-in-Box], Provence, France 2015

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar rosés labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 per bottle in the US, making this bountiful box one heck of a deal!

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

29.99

25 in stock

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2015 Rosé of Sangiovese (Barnard Griffin)

Barnard Griffin, Sangiovese Rosé, Columbia Valley, Washington 2015

100% Sangiovese

JUICY CHERRY & STRAWBERRY FRUIT, ROUND TEXTURE

Super pink, borderline light red in color, this Washington State rosé wine is rich and deeply extracted in style. Like a squirt of cherry and strawberry fruit pie on the palate, this rosé is a full-bodied pink for a meal. Showing watermelon, cherry and orange peel on both the nose and the taste, this is a pink wine for the red wine lover. Mouth filling in a full-bodied, round voluptuous style.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey warm on the table just out of the oven, or turkey sandwich leftovers. A grilled and chilled flank steak salad with avocado, spicy pecans and goat cheese crumbles.

14.99

3 in stock

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2015 Rosé, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu" [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 95% Carignan, 5% Muscat

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish and lightly floral rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – albeit dry! Because a bottle couldn't possibly provide enough wine this refreshing, Domaine La Ligière has brilliantly put it in a three liter box!

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

24.99

11 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Chateau Marie du Fou" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Rouge "Ch Marie du Fou", Loire Valley, France 2013

{organic} Old vine Pinot Noir, Negrette, and Cabernet Franc

BRAMBLY LOGANBERRY, AUTUMNAL UNDERBRUSH, CHARRED GREEN PEPPER SKINS

As deeply purple as the shale soil that feeds its vines, the "Marie du Fou" cuvée takes its name mysteriously from a colloquial French phrase that is applied to carefree country girls. While there is arguably a kind of feminine intrigue that is demure, yet chiseled and no shortage of terroir-driven suggestions of unspoiled countryside, we find this red to be more measured and elegant than “carefree.” Speaking of unspoiled countryside, the old vines responsible for this blend spring from a parcel of land that once kissed the boots of fighters in the 100 Years War – some of the oldest vines, in fact, to be tended by Jeremie Mourat.

Serving Suggestion: Cream of mushroom stew w/ chicken thigh, celery, & bell pepper. Burritos w/ sour cream, avocado, tomato, & cannellini beans.

14.99

18 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Collection" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Rouge "Collection", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, Gamay

BRIGHT, FRESH, JUICY, DARK BERRIES. WILD HERBS

"Buvabilité." Drinkability…the byline to this bottle. It's as accessible as the plot line of an HBO series. With a stellar cast in classic roles, Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay have chemistry on and off the trellis. While the vines average 30 years young, the wine spends 5 months in oak barrels. Our profile here is vibrant and savory not unlike a blueberry cobbler made with fresh butter and garnished with sage. If we could add anything to this drinkable red, it might be Kevin Spacey.

Serving Suggestion: Balsamic glazed portabello with caramelized onions and fennel/garlic rice pilaf. Chèvre

11.99

3 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirees..." (Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves))

Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves), Rouge “Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées...”, Cahors, France, NV (2015)

{biodynamic} 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Malbec

SOFT, SUPPLE & SPICY. BLACKBERRY & POMEGRANATE

Fabien Jouves doesn’t just rock the classic style of Cahors. He also makes a few “vins de soif” (quaffers.) This one is half Cabernet Franc, a grape illegal here, thus the “Vin de France” lack of appellation & no vintage on the label. The name is a pun on “Tu Vien Plus Aux Soirees” meaning “You’re no longer welcome at this party” a reference to Cab Franc’s historic presence here, now ignored by the authorities. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: A great drinker on its own, but also suitable with sautéed mushroom and collard wraps, or dark meat turkey and roast pork.

19.99

44 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2014

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

9.99

14 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2015

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

9.99

72 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge (3 liter Bag-in-Box), Provence, France NV 2015

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

29.99

16 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Vin de Pays, Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

BLACK RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

10.99

84 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box) (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box), Rhone Valley, France NV 2014

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red, in a Bag-In-Box (BIB) so you can drink from it without concern of finishing the bottle! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. It's like your own personal "Enomatic!"

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

29.99

41 in stock

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2015 Rouge "You #%$& My Wine?!" (Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves))

Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves), Rouge "You #%$& My Wine" Cahors, France, 2015

{biodynamic} Jurançon Noir

FLESHY CHERRY & RED RASPBERRY, PEPPER & POMEGRANATE

The Jurançon Noir grape, while unique to southwestern France, is native to Cahors rather than the Jurançon region (over three hours away) in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It’s a little-known offspring of Malbec, and Fabien Jouves of Mas de Périé has boldly emerged as one of its most outspoken champions. Exuding intense red fruit aromas and exotic herbal notes, this sensational example of an extraordinarily rare grape etches itself into our palates and memories, leaving us simultaneously satisfied and craving more. An instant classic!

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast w/ black peppercorns, garlic, & parsley. Sesame-oil sautéed long beans w/ crispy tofu & pomegranate vinegar.

19.99

37 in stock

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2014 Rouge, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic] 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

If you thought that sipping sweet tea on a Mississippi porch was the only way to experience the "absolute south," you've got another think coming! This Rhone red has the buxom boldness of Dolly Parton, the meatiness of mee-maw's pot roast, and the freshness of a sack o' lavender tucked into your dresser drawers. Not unlike a truck driven resolutely into a river, Carignan is one histrionic grape! Tempered by its more northerly collegue, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table. Our compasses are going crazy, and we've reached the "Sud Absolu"!

Serving Suggestions: Ratatouille, spaghetti Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, lawnmower races...

10.99

28 in stock

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2013 Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole) (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole), Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HAZELNUT, SASSAFRAS, LIME & PINEAPPLE, RICH & JUICY

Savvy wine buyers already know that the wines of Rully are among the best values in Burgundy. Within earshot of Meursault, the whites often very closely resemble their more famous neighbor, but at more reasonable prices. This one is among the finest we have ever seen. Eric de Suremain is the hardest working man in Burgundy, and he is a true artist in the cellar, crafting cellar-worthy wines of richness, elegance and passion. You shouldn't miss this. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken in mushroom cream sauce. Comte or similar Emmenthal, whether melted in fondue or Raclette or on a cheese plate.

33.99

16 in stock

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Rustic Saison "Mille Fleur" [500ml bottle] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Wicked Weed, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Sour Ale with Coffee and Vanilla "Silencio" [500ml bottle], Asheville, NC

(7.4% abv)

Silencio is a sour black ale artfully aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The addition of Madagascar vanilla beans and El Silencio coffee from Mountain Air Roasting culminates in a complex and elevated sour ale.

8.99

1 in stock

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Rye Pale Ale "Rubber Rye Room" [6 pack bottles] (Steel String Brewing Co)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

10.99

8 in stock

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Rye Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Rye Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

40 in stock

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2015 Sablet Rouge "Tenebi" (Counoise) (Piaugier, Domaine de)

Domaine de Piaugier, Sablet Rouge "Tenebi", Southern Rhone, France 2015

100% Counoise

26.99

7 in stock

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2009 Saint Emilion (Beynat, Chateau)

Chateau Beynat, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2009

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CURRANT & PLUM, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, HERBAL UNDERTONES

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of the estate's founder, Leonard Nebout. This fantastic Saint Émilion with a surprising preponderance of Cabernet Franc (and an equally unexpected complete absence of Merlot) gleams with deep purple fruit, rich dark chocolate, and sumptuous herbal notes. A real gem!

Serving Suggestion: Roast pheasant (or, in a pinch, cornish hen) seasoned with sage and adorned with slices of bacon & chopped shallots. Hearty winter salads comprised of root vegetables, kale, and arugula - seasoned with white balsamic vinegar & dill.

29.99

11 in stock

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2015 Saint-Amour "Esprit de Seduction" (Berthier, Pascal)

Domaine Pascal Berthier, Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France 2015 100% Gamay

RIPE MULBERRY, SILKY SPICE, RICH AND GRIPPY

Pascal Bertheir's Esprit de Seduction is bodacious, buxom Beaujolais at its best! The small appellation of Saint-Amour is located at the northernmost tip of Beaujolais, and we are grateful to have a taste of what this area of Beaujolais has to offer. This wine's intense, mouthwatering aromas of ripe purple berries and spice cake have us swooning. The palate boasts a full body, plush dark fruit, and supple tannin. Delicious while young, but will also age well.

Serving Suggestion: Cheeseburger w/ caramelized onions & fried potato wedges. Blackened NC catfish w/ grilled eggplant & wild rice.

21.99

151 in stock

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2009 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Ch. Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2009

{sustainable} 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS TO SMELL AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard is next to Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) A must have Bordeaux from 2009. This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

36.99

2 in stock

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2012 Saint-Estephe (Lavillotte, Chateau)

Chateau Lavillotte, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

36.99

29 in stock

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2013 Saint-Joseph Rouge "Passion de Terrasses" (Farge, Domaine Guy)

Domaine Guy Farge, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Passion de Terrasses", Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic}

100% Syrah

CASSIS & BLACK CHERRY, CHOCOLATE & CHARRED CEDAR, ROAST BEAST

Born high on the terraces overlooking the Rhone River in southern Saint-Joseph, this Syrah masterfully epitomizes the variety’s more structured, more chiseled potential. Exuding Syrah’s signature perfume of earthy leather and dark fruit intertwined with toasty oak that is evident enough not to be lost in the mix yet restrained enough not to upstage the wine’s other elements, this is an ageworthy offering that’s more agile and enchanting than muscular or massive – iconic and fiercely representative.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked brisket w/ black pepper, cumin, & blackberry preserves. Fire-roasted peppers & shiitake w/ daikon, & bourbon-barrel soy.

29.99

9 in stock

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2013 Saint-Joseph Rouge "Terre de Granit" (Farge, Domaine Guy)

Domaine Guy Farge, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Terroir de Granit," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic}

100% Syrah

CASSIS & EARTHY BLUEBERRY, SOFT LEATHER, PEPPER & PUMPERNICKEL

Saint-Joseph is a relatively narrow strip, spanning vertically for approximately 40 miles, with its best growing areas at the far north and far south. Domaine Guy Farge finds itself situated close to the southern extreme, producing reds in the riper, more accessible style that this corner of the appellation is known for. Medium-to-full-bodied with elegantly earthy undercurrents and currantish dark fruit, this is a unctuously pretty Northern Rhone Syrah at a decidedly and unusually unpretentious price.

Serving Suggestion: Stay true to the fabulously false origins of Syrah w/ a Persian beef & lentil stew w/ turmeric, tomato paste, & dried lemon. Roasted beet / blueberry / cassis salad w/ blue cheese.

25.99

2 in stock

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2012 Saint-Julien (Teynac, Chateau)

Chateau Teynac, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France 2012

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

44.99

35 in stock

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2013 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil "Les Arpents" (Amirault-Grosbois, Famille)

Famille Amirault-Grosbois, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil "Les Arpents", Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Cabernet Franc

14.99

11 in stock

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2012 Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere" (Billard Pére et Fils, Domaine)

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils, Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere," Burgundy, France 2011

100% Pinot Noir

CHESTNUT, FRESH POMEGRANATE, CASSIS

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils bring tous this striking Pinot Noir from Burgundy's Côte-d'Or, situated southwest of Beaune. This flamboyant yet crisp Pinot Noir displays complex notes of and lightly tart red fruit. Reminiscent of fresh pomegranate on a late summer's night at the Marakesh Bazaar, this Pinot Noir is sure to transport one's mind and palate to a most charming place.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted blue-foot Chickens with sherry-orange glazed parsnips, carrots, radish

32.99

12 in stock

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2015 Saint-Veran "Le Clos" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Saint-Veran "Le Clos", Burgundy, France 2015 {sustainable}

100% Chardonnay

ORCHARD FRUIT, CREAMY & UNCTUOUS, CHALKY MINERAL

Like most things that are obnoxiously described as a “poor man’s” version of something else (in this case Pouilly-Fuissé), there’s a lot to be said for Saint-Véran and why it reminds the world of its more famous neighbor. That said, this offering from Clos Noly has been treated quite differently from the estate’s chiseled Pouilly-Fuissé. Instead, it’s fleshy, round, and tastefully infused with rich, creamy oak. You won’t mistake it for Californian, but it may help bridge the gap between lovers of oak and those who prefer their Burgundies brighter.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken breast w/ sautéed string beans & scallions in a buttery white wine sauce. Smashed potato casserole w/ peas, chives, & melted gouda.

22.99

56 in stock

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Salami "Classico" 1/2 Chub (Giacomo Santomauro)

Giacomo's Salumi - Soppresseta Classico "San Guiseppe"

1/2 Chub

Giacomo’s famous, world-renowned soppressata, the Classico offers to the discerning palate a robust flavor derived from perfect, natural fermentation. Timing and the right balance of salt and pepper provide an impressive soppressata that could rival any in Sicily.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

11 in stock

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Salami "Milano" 1/2 Chub (Giacomo Santomauro)

Giacomo's Salumi - Salami "Milano" 1/2 Chub

This robust, finely ground salami is made with fresh garlic, whole pepper corns, and white wine.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

30 in stock

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Salami "Sicilian" 1/2 Chub (Giacomo Santomauro)

Giacomo's Salumi - Salami "Sicilian" 1/2 Chub

Developed in conjunction with Wine Authorities, this is a coarse salami with wine, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, & aged provolone cheese.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

27 in stock

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Salami "Vesuvio" 1/2 Chub (Giacomo Santomauro)

Giacomo's Salumi - Salami "Vesuviano" 1/2 Chub

This salami combines the traditional flavors of Giacomo's Classico with the flare of cayenne pepper and finely chopped, imported, aged provolone.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

35 in stock

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2015 Samling 88 (Scheurebe) (Strauss)

Strauss, Samling 88 Classic, Scheurebe, Steiermark, Austria, 2015

100% Scheurebe

FLORAL, MANGO & GUAVA, HINTS OF THYME

Samling 88 (better known as Scheurebe) is a grape which was produced in 1916 through Dr. Georg Scheu's crossing of Riesling and Silvaner. The resultant wines are aromatic, tropical, and slightly herbaceous. Showing mango, guava, and hints of thyme wrapped up in a light, very vibrant package, this is a favorite for those who like wines with exotic flavors. At only 10.5% alcohol, it goes down very easily and stays refreshing and bright.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled chicken skewers w/ pineapple. Spicy okra in tomato sauce. Baked pork w/ a mango & jalapeño glaze.

14.99

23 in stock

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2013 Sancerre (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines. The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

25.99

6 in stock

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2014 Sancerre "Calcaire" (Saint, Francois Le)

Francois le Saint, Sancerre Blanc "Calcaire", Loire Valley, France 2014

100% Sauvignon Blanc

24.99

30 in stock

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2015 Sancerre Blanc (Girard & Fils, Domaine Michel)

Domaine Michel Girard & Fils, Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

RICH & RIPE, LIGHT MINERAL, SAVORY HERBAL

Winemaker Philippe Girard says this about his wine, "pungent fresh grassy aromas mingle with riper citrus-style fruits, rounder and fuller in the mouth but nevertheless finishing with a pure intensity and zippiness that you'd expect in classy Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc at its best!" We couldn't agree more. That light citrus tropical thing he has going on here is due to the blending of four parcels, each with their own qualities. The sum is truly greater than their parts. A wonderful value and very classic in style.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses, especially those from the Loire Valley or our domestic versions from Looking Glass Dairy or Prodigal Farm.

21.99

24 in stock

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2015 Sancerre Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & SOARING FLINTINESS, DILL & WHITE ASPARAGUS, GOOSEBERRY

Cedric Bardin's tiny estate, which straddles both shores of the Loire river (one foot gently kicking up Poully-Fuisse and the other planted in Sancerre), is a source of some of these regions' most remarkable values. The domaine's two-hectare holdings in Sancerre account for less than 20% of its total production, allowing for an unparalleled focus on quality. Every trademark of classic Sancerre abounds in this wine - Sauvignon Blanc's fiercely bright and citrusy personality, the clearly defined flintiness of the region's terroir, and the sumptuous herbal complexities that we crave from these distinctive whites.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses - especially those with bloomy rinds & edible ash. Deep fried softshell crab. Poached egg & asparagus w/ béarnaise sauce.

25.99

16 in stock

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2015 Sancerre Rosé (Girard & Fils, Domaine Michel)

Domaine Michel Girard & Fils, Sancerre Rosé, Loire Valley, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

TANGY STRAWBERRY, HAUNTING MINERALITY, HERBACEOUS UNDERCURRENTS

Pinot Noir is what we might call the other grape of Sancerre. For very few of us does the appellation's name evoke thoughts of the regal red grape, but its presence in Sancerre predates that of the region's contemporary star, Sauvignon Blanc. While the reds are a rarity (accounting for significantly less than 20% of the region's production), the rosés are even more seldom-encountered. This one refreshes and enchants with bright, mouthwateringly strawberryish fruit, pronounced chalky mineral, and a faint reminiscence of the "petrol" character often associated with great colder climate whites.

Serving Suggestion: Gravlax w/ papaya salad & lime. Smoked trout paté on toasted pumpernickel w/ alfalfa sprouts & horseradish.

21.99

1 in stock

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2012 Sangiovese (Pietra Santa)

Pietra Santa Estate, Sangiovese, Cienega Valley, California 2012

92% Sangiovese, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

BOLD SUPER-TUSCAN STYLE, PLUM, FRENCH OAK & SPICE

Pietra Santa comes through again with this Central Coast Cal-Ital blend that is a ringer for modern Super-Tuscan reds. This 2011 is just released and will definitely hold up for several more years of aging. The Sangiovese character is clear and framed by expensive tasting French oak and the body from a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. This is a chewy, rich full-bodied red with lots of Italian spirit in a California package.

Serving Suggestions: The natural recommendation is Steak Florentine, but this would also be prefect with a mushroom Bolognese.

14.99

22 in stock

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2014 Sangiovese di Toscana "Sara" (Perazzeta Montenero d'Orcia)

Perazzeta Montenero d’Orcia, “Sara” Sangiovese di Toscana, Tuscany, Italy 2015

{organic} 90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo

PLUM, CHERRY, RASPBERRY. RICH & TANGY

Alessandro Bocci is proud and passionate about the lovely wine he makes at this tiny estate looking out across the valley at Montalcino. His love of working these hillsides and expressing the regionality of this area through his wines keeps him happy. This is a true taste of the classic Tuscan red, but also a great introduction to the Sangiovese grape which dominates this wine. Named “Sara” after his daughter, “fun and classic” would be the best way to describe this wine, and Alessandro!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken or veal cutlet battered then fried in good olive oil. Sprinkle with halved, pitted olives.

11.99

38 in stock

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2014 Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso (Sorelle Palazzi)

Sorelle Palazzi, Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

LEATHER, RED FRUIT, THYME & CHESTNUT, RICH EARTH

Many Sangioveses are simply easy to drink, especially over the course of a lazy, sundrenched Tuscan afternoon. Just because a wine is so quaffable, however, doesn't mean it's juices don't run deep. This 100% Sangiovese is a prime example of affable drinkability alongside intriguing rustic complexity. All that fun fruit rests on a sturdy base of deep, dusty earth and firm texture. Drink easy, but pay attention.

Serving Suggestion: Pair this with a comfortable chair on a sunny porch, a bowl of herbed-sprinkled olives at your elbow.

14.99

25 in stock

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2013 Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso (Sorelle Palazzi)

Sorelle Palazzi, Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2012

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

LEATHER, RED FRUIT, THYME & CHESTNUT, RICH EARTH

Many Sangioveses are simply easy to drink, especially over the course of a lazy, sundrenched Tuscan afternoon. Just because a wine is so quaffable, however, doesn't mean it's juices don't run deep. This 100% Sangiovese is a prime example of affable drinkability alongside intriguing rustic complexity. All that fun fruit rests on a sturdy base of deep, dusty earth and firm texture. Drink easy, but pay attention.

Serving Suggestion: Pair this with a comfortable chair on a sunny porch, a bowl of herbed-sprinkled olives at your elbow.

14.99

1 in stock

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2011 Sankt Laurent (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Sankt Laurent "Konkret", Burgenland, Austria 2011

{biodynamic} 100% St. Laurent

ELEGANTLY BOLD BLACK CHERRY & DAMSON, WISPY GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL, IMPRESSIVE

Sankt Laurent, a prominently purply grape of mysterious but presumedly Austrian origins plays an important role in the world of Burgenland's reds as well as those of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Long rumored and hypothesized to be a relative of Pinot Noir, it's now known to be more uniquely Central European. This rendition from Meinklang represents not only the varietal at its absolute zenith but arguably the estate's crowning achievement as well. Deriving its name from the futuristic and spiritually integral concrete eggs in which it's aged, the Konkret is masterpiece!

Serving suggestion: Braised goose w/ plum sauce & herb-encrusted smashed sweet potatoes w/ five spice. Terrine w/ orange zest, pomegranate, & garlic.

38.99

6 in stock

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2012 Sankt Laurent "Konkret" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Sankt Laurent "Konkret", Burgenland, Austria 2012

{biodynamic} 100% St. Laurent

ELEGANTLY BOLD BLACK CHERRY & DAMSON, WISPY GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL, IMPRESSIVE

Sankt Laurent, a prominently purply grape of mysterious but presumedly Austrian origins plays an important role in the world of Burgenland's reds as well as those of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Long rumored and hypothesized to be a relative of Pinot Noir, it's now known to be more uniquely Central European. This rendition from Meinklang represents not only the varietal at its absolute zenith but arguably the estate's crowning achievement as well. Deriving its name from the futuristic and spiritually integral concrete eggs in which it's aged, the Konkret is masterpiece!

Serving suggestion: Braised goose w/ plum sauce & herb-encrusted smashed sweet potatoes w/ five spice. Terrine w/ orange zest, pomegranate, & garlic.

38.99

2 in stock

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Sauerkraut (Farmer's Daughter)

Farmer's Daughter, Sauerkraut, 16oz

7.99

11 in stock

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2015 Saumur Blanc "La Pierre Frite" (Pas Saint Martin, Domaine du)

Domaine du Pas Saint Martin, Saumur Blanc "La Pierre Frite", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

VERY DRY, LIME, HONEY AROMA & CHALKY MINERALS

This is another case of the latest generation in an old family estate taking the reigns where his grandfather left off, when his father went into another business. Laurent Charnier now runs this organic estate among hillsides with troglodyte caves carved out of the same tufa soil that his chenin blanc vines are planted. This wine is bracing and crisp, but deceptively rich and powerful. The aroma of lime and honey is hard to miss and deliciously confounding.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters raw, grilled or steamed. Steamed haricot verts sautéed quickly in minced garlic and lemon juice.

16.99

19 in stock

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2012 Saumur Blanc "Les Perrières" (Saint-Just, Domaine de)

Domaine de Saint-Just, Saumur Blanc "Les Perrières", Loire Valley, France 2012

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

INTENSE APPLE MASH, RAZORY MINERAL, CANTALOUPE-ISH MUSK

This Chenin speaks to us with chiseled eloquence, an economy of precise words, and a voice that’s lingers ringingly in our ears. Resonantly ripe yet as hard as the limestone-rich rock from which it takes its name, this offering from the very talented Arnaud Lambert is positively statuesque with its firm, archetypally Chenin-esque flavors of bright apple, citrus, and honey as well as its monumental minerality - an indian summer bottled and waiting to be released under an overcast sunset in early November...

Serving Suggestion: Autumn forest picnic of poached trout accompanied by chestnuts, morels, & slices of granny smith apple. Gooey goat cheese w/ toasted pumpernickel & tart dried apricots.

20.99

4 in stock

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2012 Saumur-Champigny Rouge "Montée des Roches" (Saint-Just, Domaine de)

Domaine de Saint-Just, Saumur-Champigny Rouge "Montée des Roches", Loire Valley, France 2012

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK & RED CURRANT, VIOLET, GRAPHITE. SHEER ELEGANCE

Like a heart-poundingly beautiful woman in an exquisite dress executing a perfect rappel down the side of Mont Blanc, this wine is elegance in action. Perfectly ripe red and black fruit just kissed with deeply expressive floral perfume and clean, cool stone. Montée des Roches means “climbing the rocks”; imagine doing that perfectly while wearing high heels, and you have a picture of what this gorgeous wine can do.

Serving Suggestions: Traditional Beef Wellington with duxelle of fresh winter mushrooms, stuffed saddle of lamb, or your most perfect, elegant meatloaf.

34.99

1 in stock

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2009 Sauternes [375ml bottle] (Vincent, Chateau St.)

Chateau St. Vincent, Sauternes [375ml bottle], Bordeaux, France 2009

{organic} Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle

20.99

1 in stock

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2010 Sauternes [375ml] (Vincent, Chateau St.)

Chateau St. Vincent, Sauternes [375ml], Bordeaux, France 2010

{organic} 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle

APRICOT & CLEMENTINE, HONEY, SPICE & WHITE TRUFFLE

Not just any mold, botrytis is a truly noble rot which contributes its fuzzy charm to the exteriors of late-harvested grapes destined for the world's most celebrated dessert wines. Sauternes, a southerly enclave of Bordeaux, is arguably the capital of this unexpected but beautiful phenomenon. The traditional Sémillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are concentrated by the fungus's leeching out of moisture from the grapes (a process which does nothing to endanger the health of the vines) into a decadent, nectary elixir which fermentation transforms into a decadent dessert wine (albeit one which is often not served with dessert).

Serving Suggestion: Often served w/ savory hedonistic fare such as patés & decadent cheeses. Japanese sun-dried persimmons & other sweet, shriveled fruits.

19.99

12 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Sauvignon Blanc, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

STARFRUIT & GOOSEBERRY, CRUSHED HERBS

Nestled in a quiet valley north of Lisbon, Quinta de Sant’Ana is an enchanting location. A shining example of this estate's choices in varietals that aren’t always the area's “usual suspects," Sauvignon Blanc is rare find in Portugal. Taking the liberty of fermenting 20% of the blend in new French oak to add richness and texture, the wine is crisp but deep in flavor. Aromas of vanilla, orchids, and herbs delight as the palate flourishes with signature citrus, passionfruit, and gooseberries.

Serving Suggestion: Flatbread w/ artichokes, roasted red peppers, & kalamata olives topped w/ grated manchego.

16.99

35 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Calcu, Vinedos)

Calcu, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PINEAPPLE & JUICY CITRUS, RIPE & TROPICAL, VIBRANT & WHOLESOME

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has increasingly become one of the most sought-after specialties of South America and frequently acts as a counterpoint to the lean, razory offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough. These often distinctly more tropical renditions owe their character to a warmer, drier climate. Representing this style very well and reminiscent of the juicy, full-figured Sauvignon Blancs of California (particularly those of Napa Valley), this denizen of the Andes' foothills leaps aromatically from the glass with bold, citrusy bravado.

Serving Suggestions: Mussels w/ garlic, butter, & lemon. Tomato, orange, and cucumber salad w/ scallions, corn, coriander,chives.

12.99

19 in stock

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2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Bidoli)

Bidoli, Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli-Grave, Italy, 2014

Citrus and LIME, FLORAL AND TROPICAL, LIGHT MINERAL

Brother and sister, Arrigo and Margherita are the team behind Bidoli. He handles the vines and she is the business end. They rebuilt a brick factory into a super modern Cantina to produce extreme, modern style wines with incomparable value. With a slight CO2 spritz lending a tingling mouth feel to the juicy, floral, candied lemon/lime peel and light tropical fruit, this super value Sauvignon finishes with soft minerals.

Serving Suggestion: Friuli's famed Prosciutto, creamy polenta and white sauces come to mind, as well as meaty grilled amberjack fish brushed with lemon juice and tamari.

11.99

1 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Bidoli)

Bidoli, Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli-Grave, Italy, 2015

Citrus and LIME, FLORAL AND TROPICAL, LIGHT MINERAL

Brother and sister, Arrigo and Margherita are the team behind Bidoli. He handles the vines and she is the business end. They rebuilt a brick factory into a super modern Cantina to produce extreme, modern style wines with incomparable value. With a slight CO2 spritz lending a tingling mouth feel to the juicy, floral, candied lemon/lime peel and light tropical fruit, this super value Sauvignon finishes with soft minerals.

Serving Suggestion: Friuli's famed Prosciutto, creamy polenta and white sauces come to mind, as well as meaty grilled amberjack fish brushed with lemon juice and tamari.

11.99

17 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Altosur)

Altosur, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

CRISP & DRY WITH PASSION FRUIT & GOOSEBERRY

Hand harvested at high altitudes makes for an expensive tasting wine, but not necessarily expensive costing wine. Altosur continues to amaze us because they taste so good for so little money. This SB is dry, with balanced acidity showing passion fruit, pink grapefruit and limes. We love the complex hint of ginger on this one. Tropical, so put on the sun tan lotion while you sip. Great stuff for the sunshine.

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp, scallops and calamari- all together in a chilled seafood salad with lime zest and olive oil. Yum.

10.99

31 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Altosur)

Altosur, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

CRISP & DRY WITH PASSION FRUIT & GOOSEBERRY

Hand harvested at high altitudes makes for an expensive tasting wine, but not necessarily expensive costing wine. Altosur continues to amaze us because they taste so good for so little money. This SB is dry, with balanced acidity showing passion fruit, pink grapefruit and limes. We love the complex hint of ginger on this one. Tropical, so put on the sun tan lotion while you sip. Great stuff for the sunshine.

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp, scallops and calamari- all together in a chilled seafood salad with lime zest and olive oil. Yum.

10.99

18 in stock

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2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

1 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Turnbull)

Turnbull Wine Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2014

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

BRIGHT & TROPICAL. PEACH, GUAVA & ORANGE BLOSSOM

Exotic fruit, aromatic flowers and fresh juicy acidity are the calling cards of this beauty from Turnbull in Napa Valley. Neither New Zealand, nor French in style, this is the Californian/Chilean style which is more tropical and supple, and not oak aged. This juicy Sauvignon shows that Turnbull is multifaceted with a passion for both whites and their classic Napa-styled reds.

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in parchment with white wine, thyme, fennel and cippolini onions.

20.99

6 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

SWEET ORANGE BELL PEPPER, GOOSEBERRY & FIG

From the oldest vines in the San Luis Obispo region, comes this clean, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc. The 35-year-old vines are now mature and naturally low-yielding, meaning the grapes are harvested with lots of flavor, but not much juice. The pure-tasting wine made from those grapes is rich and silky, with subtle complexity from the ancient soils in which the vines grow (a former sea bed, riddled with oyster fossils). A hint of salinity on the finish.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters Meunier and scalloped potatoes topped with fresh chives, or oven roasted ginger chicken.

14.99

82 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TROPICAL FRUIT, MUSKY CITRUS, CRISP STARFRUIT AND PEAR

For three generations (beginning in the late nineteen thirties), the Bliss family has been dedicated to nurturing their vines and the vibrant wines which they yield. The 450 acres of vineyard are farmed sustainably and benefit from the Pacific Ocean's cool and soothing influence, which in this case contributes to a lively and impressively balanced Sauvignon Blanc with the citrus and tropical fruit that is a hallmark of the grape. Invigorating acidity and a refreshingly tangy finish underscore the wine's youthful energy.

Serving Suggestion: Seared tuna tempura with scallions and spicy aioli. Grilled chicken breast with black beans, corn, and minced garlic.

13.99

74 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2014

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

11 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Sauvignon Blanc, Burgenland, Austria 2015

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

ASTONISHING COMPLEXITY. MINERAL, PASSIONFRUIT, PINK GRAPEFRUIT, PINEAPPLE

If Leo Hillinger is best known for any particular specialty, it’s probably his flamboyant reds. This stunning Sauvignon Blanc, however, is a zesty knockout! With a complex mineral/herbal character reminiscent of Pouilly-Fume or Sancerre emanating above a complex fruit cocktail of passionfruit, pink grapefruit, and spicy pineapple. it is lush and juicy at the same time with a long delicious finish.

Serving Suggestion: Surprisingly versatile. Fresh fish and shellfish, stir-fried vegetables, roast pork. It has a perfect affinity for Asian and South Pacific influenced dishes.

23.99

5 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc "3 Brooms" (Barker's Marque)

Barker's Marque, "3 Brooms" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME ZEST, CAPSICUM, GRAPEFRUIT PEEL, DILL, FRESH HERB

3 Brooms is a sort of family crest for the Barker family in New Zealand. This style of Marlborough Sauvignon is fresh and tangy with a medium body, very ripe fruit flavors, bright acidity and a long finish with a faint spritziness. We love this style for the food friendly nature and juicy core of citrus that blooms from the glass with distinct Jalapeño/Capsicum in the background.

Serving Suggestion: Goat Lady's marinated fresh goat cheese with herbs spread on a baguette; oysters on the half shell with an orange/lemon vinaigrette; mango salsa on seafood tacos.

15.99

84 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc "Albamar" (Cole, William)

William Cole, Sauvignon Blanc "Albamar", Casablanca, Chile 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TANGY PASSIONFRUIT, GUAVA & GRAPEFRUIT, LIGHT HERBACEOUSNESS

Coming at us from the temperate, Pacific-moderated vineyards of Chile’s picturesque Casablanca, this Sauvignon Blanc is spectacularly representative of the riper, more tropical side of the grape. Eschewing all but a whisper of the sharp, gooseberry-esque flavors that we’re quick to associate with Marlborough and much of France’s Loire, here the variety’s hallmark grapefruit muskiness merges with mango and other tropical flavors. We’re chillin’ with Chile!

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp, avocado, & arugula salad w/ tomato & pineapple. Pad Thai - vegetarian or otherwise...

11.99

18 in stock

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2012 Sauvignon Blanc "Argum" Semi-Dry (Castillo, Bodegas y Vinedos El)

Bodegas y Vinedos El Castillo, Sauvignon Blanc "Argum" Semi-Dry, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, La Mancha, Spain 2012

100% Sauvignon Blanc

ZESTY LIME & LEMON DROP, GUAVA, FLORAL SPICE

More or less dry, but with a hint of sweetness, this Sauvignon Blanc from the heart of Spain features juicy tropical fruit, candied citrus, and a touch of spicy floral perfume. La Mancha's Bodegas El Castillo prides itself on "the raw materials" of their land, vines, and healthy grapes while simultaneously ensuring that the quality of their output is maintained through their state of the art facilities. This is a fantastic companion for spicy foods!

Serving Suggestion: Spicy ceviche salad with shrimp and scallops, cilantro, and serrano pepper. Korean squid bulgogi with chillies and scallions.

10.99

2 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" (Buitenverwachting)

Buitenverwachting, "Beyond" Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2016

LIME & LEMON, LIGHT HERBS, BRIGHT & CRISP

Pronounced [bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting] and translating from Dutch to "beyond expectations," this South African producer crafts outstanding Sauvignon Blanc which is reminiscent of something from France's Loire but with accentuated ripeness, lime-like zestiness, tropicality, and herbal goodness that we love to enjoy with food. It's very bright, alive, and zingy all the way to the finish line.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fish tacos loaded w/ tomatillo salsa, oregano, & a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chicken breast grilled under a brick & brushed w/ a jalapeño, lime,& honey glaze.

11.99

109 in stock

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2013 Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 3L BiB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Sauvignon Blanc 3L BiB, Chile 2013

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GRAPEFRUIT, RIPE & JUICY, BOLD & REFRESHING

Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile's most sought-after specialties, and the Loire Valley native does excellent work in the nation's Valle Central. Arguably the antithesis of the cold-climate offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough or France's Sancerre, these distinctly more tropical renditions owe their character to a hotter, drier climate. Reminiscent of the juicy full-figured Sauvignon Blancs of California (particularly those of Napa Valley) this is a tremendous value of tremendous proportions – just shy of a gallon!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-seared flounder w/ capers & lemongrass. Hawaiian-esque pizza w/ Canadian bacon, anchovies, & pineapple.

26.99

1 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 3L BiB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Sauvignon Blanc 3L BiB, Curico, Chile 2015

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & PINEAPPLE, RACY YET RIPE, BOLD & ZESTY

Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile's most celebrated specialties, and the Loire Valley native does excellent work in the nation's Valle Central. Somewhat more tropical than the colder-climated offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough and France's Sancerre, this one combines pineapple-like juiciness with Sauvignon's typically angular acidity and famously grapefruit-like flair. This is a tremendous value of tremendous proportions – just shy of a gallon!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-seared flounder w/ capers & lemongrass. Crispy flatbread w/ spicy charcuterie, anchovies, & pineapple.

26.99

8 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 3L BiB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Sauvignon Blanc 3L BiB, Curico, Chile 2015

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & MANGO, PASSION FRUIT, RACY, RIPE, BOLD & ZESTY

Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile's most celebrated specialties, and the Loire Valley native does excellent work in the nation's Valle Central. Somewhat more tropical than the colder-climated offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough and France's Sancerre, this one combines pineapple-like juiciness with Sauvignon's typically angular acidity and famously grapefruit-like flair. This is a tremendous value of tremendous proportions – just shy of a gallon!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-seared flounder w/ capers & lemongrass. Crispy flatbread w/ spicy charcuterie, anchovies, & pineapple.

26.99

13 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota", Piemonte, Italy 2014 {sustainable}

100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME ZEST, ORANGE BLOSSOMS, DELICATE AND FRESH

Out of the Piemonte's famed Langhe region, perhaps best known for its Nebbiolo, comes a delightful, floral expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Terrabianca's winemakers, Giorgio and Luigi Alpiste, coax a full-bodied rendition from the rich clay soil of their Mermota vineyard - fresh and clean, bright and bold with aromas of orange blossoms and lime zest. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestion: Cheese agnolotti w/ butter & arugula / parsley pesto. Asparagus roasted in butter & olive oil w/ a squeeze of lemon juice.

13.99

91 in stock

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2014 Sauvignon Blanc "Momo" (Seresin)

Seresin, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2014

100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & PIÑA COLADA, HERBS & HONEY, PEPPERY MINERAL

The northeasternmost tip of New Zealand’s southern island has, over the course of the past two decades, climbed to the top of the charts in Sauvignon Blanc production. Marlborough is home to a distinctive style increasingly emulated around the world, and yet this unique offering from Seresin layers an unusual intensity of tropical ripeness over that famously edgy grapefruit and gooseberry sharpness often sought from New Zealand “savvy.” Michael Seresin has worked extensively in the film industry since the 1960s, directing photography for stunning films such as “Gravity” and “Midnight Express.” His keen taste is evident in his wines as well.

Serving Suggestion: Mahi w/ green peppercorn cream sauce & dill. Lemon-seasoned asparagus w/ peppery scalloped potatoes.

19.99

14 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc "Momo" (Seresin)

Seresin, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & PIÑA COLADA, HERBS & HONEY, PEPPERY MINERAL

The northeasternmost tip of New Zealand’s southern island has, over the course of the past two decades, climbed to the top of the charts in Sauvignon Blanc production. Marlborough is home to a distinctive style increasingly emulated around the world, and yet this unique offering from Seresin layers an unusual intensity of tropical ripeness over that famously edgy grapefruit and gooseberry sharpness often sought from New Zealand “savvy.” Michael Seresin has worked extensively in the film industry since the 1960s, directing photography for stunning films such as “Gravity” and “Midnight Express.” His keen taste is evident in his wines as well.

Serving Suggestion: Mahi w/ green peppercorn cream sauce & dill. Lemon-seasoned asparagus w/ peppery scalloped potatoes.

19.99

40 in stock

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2012 Sauvignon Blanc "The Doctors'" (Forrest Wines)

Forrest Wines, “The Doctors’” Sauvignon Blanc 9.5%, Marlborough, New Zealand 2012

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc (9.5% alc)

TANGY, JUICY & LIGHTLY SWEET. BLACKCURRANT, SPICY & LOW ALCOHOL

From husband and wife team Drs. John & Brigid Forrest, comes this novel and delicious wine. Picking the grapes slightly early, enough to capture the fruit character but without too much sugar, they partially ferment the tart juice to 9.5% alcohol leaving just enough sweetness to balance the green grape acidity. Diagnosis? Delicious! Tangy and quaffable, you can drink much more without getting tipsy. Eureka!! You better buy two bottles.

Serving Suggestion: Broiled skin-on chicken breast with honey mustard and raspberries over garlicky orzo.

18.99

2 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon de Touraine (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Sauvignon de Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & LEMON PEEL, FRESH GREEN PEPPER, CLASSIC SAUVIGNON BLANC

François Leclair and his son Vincent are in charge of Domaine de la Rochette, where four generations of fathers and sons have carefully tended 46 hectares of vineyards along the banks of the River Cher. Their Sauvignon Blanc is grown on flinty, clay-rich soil, which encourages an abundance of minerality in each sip. Lovers of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire will not be disappointed in the bright grapefruit and green pepper notes and fresh, lengthy finish. 

Serving Suggestion: Amberjack sashimi drizzled with ponzu and topped with grapefruit segments and thinly sliced green peppers.

13.99

2 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon de Touraine (Bergeonniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Bergeonniere, Sauvignon de Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

SOFT TROPICAL FRUIT, CAPSICUM AROMA, HEADY & BLOSSOMY

Touraine has long been one of our favorite regions in the world for knockout Sauvignon Blanc, and they tend to be less expensive than some of their more famous neighbors. This lovely drop from Domaine de la Bergeonniere is a study in balance, its bright acidity and flinty flavors giving way to a soft ping of tropical fruit, flowers, and pepper.

Serving Suggestions: Fish tacos with spicy jicama slaw, chopped pineapple, and cilantro. Conch fritters with a chipotle cream dip.

14.99

26 in stock

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2013 Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

39.99

23 in stock

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2015 Scheurebe "Kreuznacher" (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Scheurebe "Kreunznacher Monchberg" QbA, Nahe, Germany, 2015

A TOUCH SweET, Herbal, Spiced & Full-Bodied

The Anheuser family tree dates back to 1627 in Germany in Bad Kreunznacher. Bad is a designation for a spa town and Kreunznacher is renowned for its waters and healthy climate. This grape, Scheurebe, is a crossing of Silvaner and Riesling created in 1915. It has quickly become a favorite. The wine is full-bodied and a great introduction to something new.

Serving Suggestions: This is a favorite with honey-roasted ham and pineapple or Turkey and all the fixings with fresh herbs baked under the skin.

12.99

29 in stock

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2015 Scheurebe trocken "Sonnentau" (Gysler, Weingut)

Weingut Gysler, Scheurebe trocken "Sonnentau", Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Scheurebe

WHITE PEACH & GRAPEFRUIT, BRIGHT & GENEROUS, ZESTY MINERAL

Scheurebe, perhaps the best known among Riesling’s offspring, is also one of the most distinctive grapes of central Europe. Sharing both Riesling’s beacon-like acidity and its capacity for wines riddled with mineralistic intrigue, Scheurebe also has an almost Sauvignon-esque tinge that helps it stand out resolutely from its parent grape. This beautiful, biodynamic offering from Gysler layers elegance and power in shimmering, utopian waves of vibrant aromas and virile acidity. The cuvée’s name, “Sonnentau,” refers to sundew plants, and the wine, itself, is every bit as etherial and psychedelic in character as the otherworldly carnivorous flowers for which it’s named.

Serving Suggestion: Citrus-glazed ham w/ savory, five-spice smashed sweet potatoes. White tuna sushi w/ avocado & chili-garlic.

18.99

8 in stock

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2015 Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher," Alto Adige, Italy 2015

100% Schiava

BRIGHT & FLORAL, INTENSE, SNAPPY STRAWBERRY

A grape with a name meaning "Slavic" grown in a region of Italy where the street signs are in German. What could be simpler? Looking at its pale ruby color, you would be forgiven for thinking that this might be a very dark rosé. Vivid aromas of sweet flowers, candied strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate give way on the palate to firm, soft tannins and pleasant acidity. This easy-drinking red from Italy's northern Alto Adige region is equally at home on hot summer nights and frosted winter evenings.

Serving suggestions: Thinly sliced Speck (cured ham leg from Alto Adige) & Pecorino cheese. Baked macaroni & cheese w/ spiced ham. With a loved one in front of a fire on a snowy winter night

14.99

32 in stock

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Scottish Ale "Malty by Nature" [6 pack cans] (Southern Pines Brewing Company)

9.99

4 in stock

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Scottish Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Scottish Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

44 in stock

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Scottish Sour "Viking Fraoch" [4 pack bottles] (D9)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

11.99

7 in stock

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Sea Salt Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

6 in stock

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Sekt Rosé "Secco" (Hillinger)

Leo Hillinger, Secco/Sekt, Sparkling Rosé, "Pink Ribbon" Burgenland, Austria NV

100% Pinot Noir

LIGHT STRAWBERRY, MINERALS, SOFT MOUSSE

Leo Hillinger's secco is a dry Pinot Noir rosé sparkling gem made in the same manner as Italy's Prosecco wines. The color is a pale ruby hue and shows light strawberry fruit on the nose. There's a touch of minerality that weaves through the finish and keeps the flavor alive for a long finish. This is ripe and elegant to drink with a creamy mousse and lively bubbles to the end.

Serving Suggestion: A companion to salmon cakes with remoulade sauce; with smoked chicken breast over spinach salad with a strawberry/balsamic vinaigrette.

16.99

59 in stock

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Sekt Rosé "Secco" [187 ml] (Hillinger)

Leo Hillinger, Secco/Sekt [187 ml], Sparkling Rosé, "Pink Ribbon" Burgenland, Austria NV

100% Pinot Noir

LIGHT STRAWBERRY, MINERALS, SOFT MOUSSE

Leo Hillinger's secco is a dry Pinot Noir rosé sparkling gem made in the same manner as Italy's Prosecco wines. The color is a pale ruby hue and shows light strawberry fruit on the nose. There's a touch of minerality that weaves through the finish and keeps the flavor alive for a long finish. This is ripe and elegant to drink with a creamy mousse and lively bubbles to the end.

Serving Suggestion: A companion to salmon cakes with remoulade sauce; with smoked chicken breast over spinach salad with a strawberry/balsamic vinaigrette.

6.99

87 in stock

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2013 Sekt, Cabernet Rose (Steininger)

Steininger, Cabernet Rose Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2013

WHITE CHERRY & CURRANT, FIRM YET DELICATE, LOVELY MINERAL

Karl Steininger’s impressive line of sekts focuses primarily on single varieties and channeling their characteristics into distinctive, balanced bubblies. Cabernet Sauvignon might not be the first grape that you’d envision as a candidate for fueling vibrant, refreshing sparkling wine, but its tireless acidity and bold, berryish structure translate beautifully into rosé, and, armed with the signature minerality of of Kamptal’s famed terroir, the result is nothing short of magnificent. Somewhat more full-bodied that what we’re accustomed to from Champagne but no less airy or light on its feet this capital, singular sekt!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare w/ mint leaves & scallion. Triggerfish w/ tempura radish, asparagus, & unagi sauce.

29.99

3 in stock

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2015 Sekt, Cabernet Rose (Steininger)

Steininger, Cabernet Rose Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2015

WHITE CHERRY & CURRANT, FIRM YET DELICATE, LOVELY MINERAL

Karl Steininger’s impressive line of sekts focuses primarily on single varieties and channeling their characteristics into distinctive, balanced bubblies. Cabernet Sauvignon might not be the first grape that you’d envision as a candidate for fueling vibrant, refreshing sparkling wine, but its tireless acidity and bold, berryish structure translate beautifully into rosé, and, armed with the signature minerality of of Kamptal’s famed terroir, the result is nothing short of magnificent. Somewhat more full-bodied that what we’re accustomed to from Champagne but no less airy or light on its feet this capital, singular sekt!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare w/ mint leaves & scallion. Triggerfish w/ tempura radish, asparagus, & unagi sauce.

29.99

6 in stock

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2013 Sekt, Grüner Veltliner (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2012 100% Gruner Veltliner

CLEAN PEAR, TANGY APPLE & LIME, SMOKY MINERALITY, SWEET PEA

Though small, the futuristic yet pastoral Steininger estate has become an iconic focal point for the northerly region of Kamptal. While Karl, Brigitta, and their daughters produce fantastic still wines, they've increasingly carved out a bold niche for themselves in the world of sekt (sparkling wine).One of eight different bubbly cuvées (most of which focus on single grape varietals), this regal Grüner Veltliner sekt is short on neither power nor elegance. Accompanying the fine beads of graceful bubbles trailing upward through the wine, aromas of pear, apple, and gently lime-like citrus emanate from the glass. Minerals and zesty acidity linger robustly on the finish. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Poached salmon salad w/ dill, beets, & arugula. Indulgent quiche w/ spinach, sweet peas, & lardon. Also bold, satisfying, and celebratory all by itself...

29.99

3 in stock

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2014 Sekt, Grüner Veltliner (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2014

100% Gruner Veltliner

CLEAN PEAR, TANGY APPLE & LIME, SMOKY MINERALITY, SWEET PEA

Though small, the futuristic yet pastoral Steininger estate has become an iconic focal point for the northerly region of Kamptal. While Karl, Brigitta, and their daughters produce fantastic still wines, they've increasingly carved out a bold niche for themselves in the world of sekt (sparkling wine).One of eight different bubbly cuvées (most of which focus on single grape varietals), this regal Grüner Veltliner sekt is short on neither power nor elegance. Accompanying the fine beads of graceful bubbles trailing upward through the wine, aromas of pear, apple, and gently lime-like citrus emanate from the glass. Minerals and zesty acidity linger robustly on the finish. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Poached salmon salad w/ dill, beets, & arugula. Indulgent quiche w/ spinach, sweet peas, & lardon. Also bold, satisfying, and celebratory all by itself...

29.99

9 in stock

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Serious Cider (Foggy Ridge Cider)

Foggy Ridge Cider, Serious Cider, NV, Dugspur, VA

VERY DRY & WINEY. MOUTH-WATERING & AROMATIC

Serious Cider is .5% residual sugar, comparable to a classic white such as Pinot Grigio or Gruner Veltliner. The high tannin apples in this blend, the acidity and CO2 add to the perception of dryness. This blend includes their English apples, which are all inedible from their high tannin and acid. Drink Serious Cider as one would drink dry champagne—before dinner with fatty nibbles like cheese. The EU allows up to 15 g/l sugar in Brut champagne; at 10 g/l Serious Cider is a Brut cider.

Serving Suggestion: Great as a refreshing aperitif or with double and triple cream soft cheeses. The perfect cider for oysters and light seafood.

14.99

16 in stock

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Sesame Sorghum Granola (Scratch)

Scratch Baking, Sesame Sorghum Granola

7.99

16 in stock

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Session IPA "Citra Sunshine Slacker" [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Evil Twin Brewing)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

1 in stock

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Session IPA "Swell Rider" [6 pack bottles] (D9)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

10.99

2 in stock

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Session IPA "Trophy Wife" [6 Pack Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

10.99

10 in stock

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2013 Shiraz "Alfredo - Second Pass" (Nugan Estate)

Nugan Estate, Shiraz "Alfredo - Second Pass" Riverina, Australia, 2013

100% Shiraz

FRESH BERRIES, RAISINS, CLAY; BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

It takes a special kind of crazy to take an Australian Shiraz and say "this isn't bold enough," then use an Italian method of adding wine grape raisins to a wine to boost its body, flavor and aroma (Ripasso, or re-pass - hence "second pass"). Lucky for us, the Nugan winemakers are that kind of crazy. Rich and powerful and complex, with aromas of fresh blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, raisins, accentuated with vanilla, chocolate, and spice, and hints of freshly dug red clay - all supported by velvety smooth tannins. Shiraz dreams of going to heaven and becoming a wine this amazing.. 

Serving Suggestion: Slow-cooked, spice-rubbed beef w/ ginger, parsley & carrot mash. Grilled leg of lamb w/ horseradish gremolata and roasted potatoes, beets, and onions. Kangaroo burgers with smoky blue cheese and sweet potato fries.

21.99

8 in stock

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2011 Shiraz "Broken Quartz" (Pyren)

Pyren, Shiraz "Broken Quartz", Victoria, Australia 2011

100% Shiraz

SUBTLE COCOA & PLUM, MINT & EUCALYPTUS, ELEGANT ACIDITY

Pyren Vineyards impressed us with their Cabernet Sauvignon, and continues to confound the skeptics with this lovely Shiraz. Menthol and cocoa aromas swirl around the glass like a savory take on mint chocolate chip. As the wine breathes the flavors deepen and the dark fruit flavors ripen and take on an rich, slightly funky character. The whole thing is braced by moderate acid that keeps things tangy and fresh.

Serving Suggestions: Slow roasted carnitas tacos with avocado and queso fresco. Potatoes tossed in olive oil and garlic, then grilled over high heat.

23.99

4 in stock

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2014 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2014

100% Shiraz

BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC

In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound.

Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.

18.99

12 in stock

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2015 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2015

100% Shiraz

BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC

In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound.

Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.

18.99

50 in stock

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2014 Shiraz "Third Generation" (Nugan Estate)

Nugan Estate, Shiraz "Third Generation," Riverina, Australia, 2014

100% Shiraz

REMARKABLY BALANCED, OAKED JAMMY FRUIT

Nugan is among the the few wineries that produces well-balanced and refined Shiraz made in a sincere and non-manipulated manner while remaining in the "daily" category! Dive into spiced berry, restrained jelly flavors and black cherry jubilee. The black pepper and vanilla oak serve as a "pie crust" for the wine's fruit. This is typical of Shiraz, but made in a beautifully well integrated manner. Forget the sweet, fruity, cheap stuff. Will the real Shiraz please stand up? And here it is... Nugan Estate's "Third Generation".

Serving Suggestion: Bleu cheese burger; braised short ribs with star anise, onions, clove and rosemary

12.99

4 in stock

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Sidra Natural (Basque) [375ml] (Isastegi Sagardo)

Isastegi Sagardo, Basque Sidra Natural [375ml], Basque, Spain NV

DRY & CRISP, DUSTY & MUSKY, TART & YEASTY

During a very long, very fun evening at Mateo Bar y Tapas, over plates of jamon y trucha, pan con tomate, and morcilla, our good friend Nate Mayorga remarked that his fifth glass of Isastegi tasted like "a clean attic filled with well-cared-for records." We thought that was the greatest sentence ever spoken, both for its poeticism and appropriateness. This is a serious Basque potion packed with tart, rich, briny apple flavor and not a drop of sweetness. Perfect for very long, very fun nights.

Serving suggestions: Anything, really, as long as it keeps on coming. But for Basque purposes let's say omelettes with Bacalao and oysters.

4.99

24 in stock

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Sidre Brut Tendre (Eric Bordelet)

Eric Bordelet, Sidre Brut Tendre, North West, France NV

{biodynamic} Non-hybridized, Antique apple varieties

APPLEY & SHARP, JUST OFF-DRY TO BALANCE THE ACIDITY

Eric Bordelet is a sommelier by training, but with the guidance of his friend/iconic winemaker Didier Dagueneau, he took over the family estate in 1992 with the goal of making ciders comparable to fine wines. With ancient varietal apple trees, Eric picks from 20 different varieties for their sugar level, acid levels and bitterness, then blends the fruits for complex, otherworldly cider. Every apple is hand picked and then left to dehydrate in crates before pressing. This cider is just off-dry and shows fine bubbles in the glass. (About 4% ABV)

Serving Suggestions: As an aperitif before dinner, or with leaf lettuce based salads and brie tart.

12.99

18 in stock

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2013 Silvaner "Alte Reben" Trocken (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner "Alten Reben" Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2013

{sustainable} 100% Silvaner

FLORAL, CLEAN CITRUS, BRIGHT AND FRESH

Old vine Silvaner is a true rarity in Germany's Rheinhessen. While it remains the second most planted grape (after Riesling) in Germany, it has always been in the shadows. In fact some have even accused it of neutrality. So, Frank Heyden quietly makes this from old vines, and the quality shines so brightly that all shadows disappear in a fresh, zesty, mouth-wateringly delicious wash of Silvaner-ish-ness. Juicy and floral from start to finish, this is a great example of coaxing the best from a grape.

Serving Suggestion: We had this with Frank's mom's carrot soup, smoked trout, and artisanal cold cuts. Everything works with this Silvaner! Very versatile!

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2014 Silvaner "Alte Reben" Trocken (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner "Alten Reben" Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2014

{sustainable} 100% Silvaner

FLORAL, CLEAN CITRUS, BRIGHT AND FRESH

Old vine Silvaner is a true rarity in Germany's Rheinhessen. While it remains the second most planted grape (after Riesling) in Germany, it has always been in the shadows. In fact some have even accused it of neutrality. So, Frank Heyden quietly makes this from old vines, and the quality shines so brightly that all shadows disappear in a fresh, zesty, mouth-wateringly delicious wash of Silvaner-ish-ness. Juicy and floral from start to finish, this is a great example of coaxing the best from a grape.

Serving Suggestion: We had this with Frank's mom's carrot soup, smoked trout, and artisanal