Item Price
"Atxa" Dry Vermouth (Acha)

Acha, "Atxa" Dry Vermouth, Pay Basque, Spain NV

15% ABV

19.99

4 in stock

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2016 "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale, Southwest, France 2016

{biodynamic} 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

28 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

22 in stock

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2016 Aglianico (La Quercia)

La Quercia, Aglianico IGT, Abruzzo, Italy 2016

(organic) 100% Aglianico

PLUM & LILAC, BLACK & WHITE PEPPER, VANILLA BEAN

We really want to hang out with Antonio Lamona, the salt-of-the-earth farmer/winemaker behind this classically beautiful Aglianico. On his self sustaining farm 100 miles from nowhere, Antonio and his family bake bread, make charcuterie, produce cheese and olive oil, and grow all their own vegetables. Incidentally, this rich, full, deep purple potion would go well with all those things.

Serving Suggestions: Salami and cheese on crusty earth-oven bread, a pile of garden tomatoes with burrata and balsamic vinegar.

15.99

10 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

1 in stock

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2016 Aglianico Roccamonfina IGT (Foglia i Vignali, Poderi)

Poderi Foglia, Aglianico "Roccamonfina IGT", Campania, Italy 2016

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.

17.99

2 in stock

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2017 Albarin (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Albarin, Tierra de Leon, Spain 2017

100% Albarin

LEMON-LIME, TROPICAL, ADDICTIVELY AROMATIC

That's not a typo! This is Albarin, not Albarino. Despite almost being homonyms, these two grapes are completely unrelated. Still incredibly rare, Albarin was on the verge of extinction before its revival at the hands of Pardevalles. Medium bodied and as fun as can be, with exuberantly fresh aromas, it will have you asking yourself why you've never had an Albarin before.

Serving suggestion: Chicken breasts doused in peri peri citrus-pepper sauce. Shrimp ceviche served in an avocado bowl.

13.99

19 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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2016 Albarino (Veiga da Princesa)

Veiga da Princesa, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain 2016

100% Albarino

WHITE PEACH & PASSIONFRUIT, LIME, DELICATE HERBAL SPICE

Bright, medium-bodied, and bearing the Albariño grape's wonderful combination of tropical perfume and restrained yet vibrant clarity, this tantalizingly textbook example of the variety from Manuel Mendez brims with zesty, ripe fruit, racy acidity, and signature seafood-companionship to pique our pinings for surf and sun (or at least some sensational ceviche tacos). Albariño takes its name from the idea that its a native of Germany (hence Alba-Riño “white of the Rhein”), but we now know it to be native to this stretch of northwestern Iberia.

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp tempura & pineapple maki topped w/ lightly scorched yellowfin. Tangy, creamy cheeses w/ toasted rye or sourdough bread & dill.

14.99

29 in stock

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2017 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

8 in stock

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2016 Albarino "Castelo do Mar" (Veiga da Princesa)

Veiga da Princesa, Albarino “Castelo do Mar”, Rias Baixas, Spain 2016

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” extraordinaire 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.

12.99

4 in stock

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2016 Albariño (Dancing Coyote)

Dancing Coyote, Albariño, Clarksburg, CA, 2016

100% Albariño

PASSION FRUIT & PEACH, FRESH & REFRESHINGLY ZIPPY

The Sacramento Valley, with its hot days and nighttime sea breezes, might just be the best place in California to grow Albariño. The heat brings out intensely vibrant tropical fruit, citrus zest, and white peach, while the cool nights give rise to the lively acidity that makes Albariño so refreshing. It ain't the rainy plains of Spain, but it ain't far off - the winery is right near Interstate 5, part of California's Historic Mission Trail.

Serving Suggestion:

A bounty of briny seafood - raw oysters, steamed crab legs, & clam chowder. On the patio on a balmy summer night, listening to cicadas & katydids and looking up at the stars.

15.99

13 in stock

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2016 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2016

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

6 in stock

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2016 Alvarinho Superior (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))

Socalos do Douro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Alvarinho Superior, Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal 2016

100% Alvarinho

PINEAPPLE & PEAR, CITRUSY MINERAL ZEST, KISS O' BANANA

Albariño can still be your favorite Spanish white, but it originates just south of the border in Portugal’s Minho (the Vinho Verde region). Alvarinho, as it is known here, is partially responsible for the fresh, fizzy stuff that that we associate with the region’s best-known wines, but it can also be resplendently restrained and mineralistic or fleshy, full-bodied, and brimming with tropical assertiveness. This offering luxuriously leans toward the latter option.

Serving Suggestion: Citrus-marinated grilled squid tacos. Pineapple-anchovie pizza w/ diced crimini mushrooms & ricotta – gifts from the sea & from the forest...

16.99

34 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.

14.99

12 in stock

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2017 Anjou Blanc (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Blanc, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{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.

13.99

35 in stock

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2017 Anjou Rouge (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Rouge, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT CHERRY, FRESH HERBS, SILKY AND CRISP

Cabernet Franc is a key player in illustrious Bordeaux blends like Saint-Emilion, and the solo star of the Middle Loire in villages like Chinon and Saumur as well as the less famous Anjou Rouge. Lighter and brighter than their more complex and expensive neighbors, these wines often fall into a fun category the French call “vins de soif.” Literally translated “wines of thirst,” these are the bottles whose sublime simplicity keeps you reaching across the table for another pour all night long. Phillipe and Sylvie Cady’s Anjou Rouge is translucently ruby with Cabernet Franc's telltale savory herb character and tangy cherry notes keep you refreshed. You can even throw a slight chill on this one in the heat of the summer. 

Serving Suggestion: Think of drinking this by the carafe outside a cafe, w/ a fresh baguette & a spread of cheese & cornichons.

13.99

12 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

12 in stock

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2016 Arneis (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Arneis, Piemonte, Italy 2016

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

5 in stock

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2017 Arneis (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Arneis, Piemonte, Italy 2017

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

17 in stock

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2014 Auxerrois "Prestige" (Regina, Domaine)

Domaine Regina, Auxerrois "Prestige", Cotes de Toul, Lorraine, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Auxerrois

17.99

7 in stock

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

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2013

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

10 in stock

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2014 Bairrada Tinto Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2014

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

20 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

1 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

18 in stock

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2017 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi", Piemonte, Italy 2017

{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

27 in stock

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2014 Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Abletti" (Elia, Poderi)

Poderi Elia, Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Abletti", Piemonte, Italy 2014

100% Barbera

RICH, JUICY BLACK FRUIT, TOASTY COCOA AND SPICE

Fruit from 90 year-old vines is interesting on its own, but Barbera this intense is cause for a double take. In this case, 18 months in French oak adds to the grape's innate depth, matching a soft, modern texture with typical Italian spice and acidity. This wine is a clash of styles that somehow makes for more than the sum of its parts. Drinking it is like watching two headstrong opponents vigorously agree with each other.

Serving Suggestion: Pork and lamb meatballs in a rich tomato gravy. Earthy mushroom soup with canellini beans and shaved pecorino.

19.99

1 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

12 in stock

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2015 Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn" (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn", Piemonte, Italy 2015

{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

5 in stock

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2017 Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn" (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn", Piemonte, Italy 2017

{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.

16.99

5 in stock

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2017 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico (Marchesini Marcello, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Marchesini Marcello, Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, Veneto, Italy 2017

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.

16.99

6 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais "La Combe" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Beaujolais "La Combe", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{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.

15.99

13 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

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

{organic} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & GREEN STRAWBERRY, LEMON, FENNEL & RADISH SPICE

This lovely rosé pours ballet slipper pink and dances out of the glass with bright, underripe fruit aromas and a spicy herb freshness. One of four selections that we currently (and exclusively for the Southeastern US) offer from Bruyères, a fiercely naturalistic producer. Small and situated across 20 acres just south of Brouilly, smack in the center of the greater Beaujolais region, Jean-Pierre Teissèdre's estate is continuously blowing us away with value and sheer deliciousness.

Serving Suggestion: Arugula salad with strawberries, poppyseed dressing, and goat cheese.

12.99

2 in stock

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2017 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé "Vintage" (Gauthier, Laurent)

Laurent Gauthier, Beaujolais-Villages Rosé "Vintage", Beaujolais, France 2017

100% Gamay

WILD STRAWBERRY, FRESH & AROMATIC, SUMMER FUN TIMES

First of all, this bottle is awesome. It looks like something my parents would drink in the back of an AMC Gremlin on the way to a Fleetwood Mac concert somewhere around 1973. Oddly enough, Gauthier’s own website describes this wine as “full of Nostalgy [sic]”. But joking aside, this is a fantastically early-blooming addition to our Rosé Garden, full of vibrant strawberry and white cherry fruit with a deeply satisfying texture. Grab your sweetie and crank up the eight track.

Serving Suggestions: Perfect with any array of cheese and charcuterie! Make sure you accompany it with warm sun, good friends, and classic rock.

15.99

10 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{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.

13.99

54 in stock

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2016 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 2016

{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!

16.99

7 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

10 in stock

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2017 Bianco "Scaia" (Sant'Antonio, Tenuta)

Tenuta Sant'Antonio, "Scaia" Bianco, Veneto, Italy 2017

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

16 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

12 in stock

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2015 Bierzo "Vindemiatrix" (La Senda, Bodegas y Viñedos)

Bodegas y Viñedos La Senda, Bierzo "Vindemiatrix", Bierzo, Castilla y Leon, Spain 2015

80% Mencia, 10% Palomino, 10% Doña Blanca

{organic}

18.99

5 in stock

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

Chateau du Vaux, Blanc "Les Gryphees", Moselle, France 2015 Pinot Gris & Gewurztraminer

NECTARINE & PEAR, RESTRAINED HONEYSUCKLE, LEMON & A KISS OF LYCHEE

Germany is indeed where the Mosel River ends (in its collision with the Rhein), but it has its beginnings in France, and the Moselle appellation is among the more obscure along this river so famous for viticulture. This cépage from scientist and sommelier, Marie-Geneviève, and her husband, Norbert Molozay (an international winemaking gun-for-hire), features a cast of grapes which wouldn’t be out of place on the other side of the Vosges Mountains in Alsace and/or in Germany’s Rheinland. With vibrant acidity and an understated but exotic nose courtesy of ripe Pinot Gris and a kiss of Gewurz, this wine is memorable for its personality as well as its rare regional representation.

Serving Suggestion: Russian winter salad w/ potato, cucumbers, dill, green peas, & thin mayonnaise. Pork knuckle stew w/ sauerkraut.

19.99

10 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.

14.99

12 in stock

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2016 Blanc "Les Jacquaires" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Blanc "Les Jacquaires", Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 40% Chenin Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Bouysselet Blanc

RIPE BOSC PEAR, GREEN APPLE AND SPICE, FRONTON EST BON

Fronton’s Chateau la Colombiere has long championed not just the traditional grapes of their corner of Sud Ouest France, but also the obscure ones. So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that this vintage skips the Mauzac and Len de l’El of previous years for Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. Colombiere still puts their distinctive touch on this blend by adding 20% Bouysslet Blanc, a grape almost extict before they rescued it from a vine nursery. The Bouysselet adds just hint of waxy richness, while its partners bring snappy freshness.

Serving Suggestion: Claypot crab w/ brown sugar, sesame, & glass noodles. Tropical slaw w/ pineapple, mango, cilantro, & lime juice.

14.99

6 in stock

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2017 Blanc "Les Jacquaires" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Blanc "Les Jacquaires", Southwest, France 2017

{biodynamic} 40% Chenin Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Bouysselet Blanc

RIPE BOSC PEAR, GREEN APPLE AND SPICE, FRONTON EST BON

Fronton’s Chateau la Colombiere has long championed not just the traditional grapes of their corner of Sud Ouest France, but also the obscure ones. So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that this vintage skips the Mauzac and Len de l’El of previous years for Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. Colombiere still puts their distinctive touch on this blend by adding 20% Bouysslet Blanc, a grape almost extict before they rescued it from a vine nursery. The Bouysselet adds just hint of waxy richness, while its partners bring snappy freshness.

Serving Suggestion: Claypot crab w/ brown sugar, sesame, & glass noodles. Tropical slaw w/ pineapple, mango, cilantro, & lime juice.

14.99

24 in stock

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2016 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a 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

7 in stock

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2016 Blanc Selecció (Can Feixes)

Can Feixes, "Blanc Selecció", Penedes, Spain 2016

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

3 in stock

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2017 Blanc Selecció (Can Feixes)

Can Feixes, "Blanc Selecció", Penedes, Spain 2017

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, 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

10 in stock

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2016 Blanc de Noir (Pinot Noir) (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Blanc de Noir, Nahe, Germany, 2016

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

2 in stock

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2015 Blanc de Noir (still) (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Blanc de Noir, Burgenland, Austria 2015

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

WHITE PLUM & QUINCE, DELICATELY EARTHY HONEY, BRIGHT ACIDITY

While the term, “Blanc de Noir,” is typically reserved for sparkling white wines made from red grapes, its application to still wine, like this one from the masterful mavericks of Burgenland’s Hillinger, is not unprecedented. On the one hand, this interesting white is almost as aerodynamic and contemporary as the “ICON HILL" bottle commissioned by the estate from futuristic visionary architect, Zaha Hadid, but there’s an ethereally earthy subtext interwoven in like mist through an Austrian forest – a delicious collision of old and new.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly-breaded char (or salmon...or trout) w/ parsley, white pepper, & tarragon. Herb-crusted chèvre & balsamic beet/arugula salad.

19.99

2 in stock

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2016 Blanc de Noir (still) (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Blanc de Noir, Burgenland, Austria 2016

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

WHITE PLUM & QUINCE, DELICATELY EARTHY HONEY, BRIGHT ACIDITY

While the term, “Blanc de Noir,” is typically reserved for sparkling white wines made from red grapes, its application to still wine, like this one from the masterful mavericks of Burgenland’s Hillinger, is not unprecedented. On the one hand, this interesting white is almost as aerodynamic and contemporary as the “ICON HILL" bottle commissioned by the estate from futuristic visionary architect, Zaha Hadid, but there’s an ethereally earthy subtext interwoven in like mist through an Austrian forest – a delicious collision of old and new.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly-breaded char (or salmon...or trout) w/ parsley, white pepper, & tarragon. Herb-crusted chèvre & balsamic beet/arugula salad.

19.99

98 in stock

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2014 Blanco "Penalba Lopez" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y Leon Blanco "Penalba Lopez", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2014

40% Tempranillo Blanco, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viura, 10% Chardonnay

PEAR & LEMON, ALMOND, CHAMOMILE & SHERRYISH WAXINESS

Gleamingly golden in the glass, this barrel-aged white is a a powerful and elegant enigma. Combining Tempranillo Blanco (a light skinned mutation of the famous red variety occasionally referred to as Blanca del País) with very ripe Sauvignon Blanc, Viura, and Chardonnay has resulted in a distinctive blend that’s one of a kind yet has the uncanny ability to remind us simultaneously of rich, white Rioja, Fino Sherry, and toast-driven Cali Chard. Powerhouse!

Serving Suggestion: Boquerones w/ tomato pulp on toasted, rustic bread. Marcona almonds w/ sheep’s milk cheese & quince paste.

18.99

8 in stock

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2015 Blanco "Penalba Lopez" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y Leon Blanco "Penalba Lopez", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2015

40% Tempranillo Blanco, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viura, 10% Chardonnay {biodynamic}

PEAR & LEMON, ALMOND, CHAMOMILE & SHERRYISH WAXINESS

Gleamingly golden in the glass, this barrel-aged white is a a powerful and elegant enigma. Combining Tempranillo Blanco (a light skinned mutation of the famous red variety occasionally referred to as Blanca del País) with very ripe Sauvignon Blanc, Viura, and Chardonnay has resulted in a distinctive blend that’s one of a kind yet has the uncanny ability to remind us simultaneously of rich, white Rioja, Fino Sherry, and toast-driven Cali Chard. Powerhouse!

Serving Suggestion: Boquerones w/ tomato pulp on toasted, rustic bread. Marcona almonds w/ sheep’s milk cheese & quince paste.

18.99

25 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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2015 Bordeaux Blend "Dauntless" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Red "Dauntless", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2015

69% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot

BLACK PLUM & REDCURRANT, ROASTED CACAO NIBS & PEPPERCORNS

It’s quite possible that the producers of Washington’s Yakima and Colombia valleys have recognized Merlot’s greatness more than any other wine region of the new world. Here, as in Bordeaux’s Right Bank, it doesn’t play second fiddle to half-brother, Cabernet Sauvignon, and speaking of Bordeaux, this Merlot-piloted blend from Airfield contains each of the variety’s colleagues from its home turf. Even Petit Verdot, which is typically found in the vineyards of the Left Bank makes an appearance, well suited to the hot dry conditions east of the Cascades.

Serving Suggestion: Filet mignon w/ sautéd flat beans & boiled fingerling potatoes w/ chives. Hearty empanadas w/ mole, sweet potato, & tempeh (or dark meat of turkey for a more carnivorous option).

17.99

25 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

2 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvée Eden" (Escart, Chateau L')

Chateau L'Escart, Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvee Eden", Bordeaux, France 2015

{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.

15.99

29 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

18 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Rouge (7 Terroirs, Domaine des)

Domaine des 7 Terroirs, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2015

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

104 in stock

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2015 Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B", Southwest, France 2015

{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

22 in stock

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2016 Branco - Arinto (Chocapalha, Quinta de)

Quinta de Chocapalha, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal 2016

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

9 in stock

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2017 Branco ~ Fernão Pires (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal 2017

{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.

15.99

79 in stock

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2016 Brouilly (Boulon, Domaine J.)

Domaine J. Boulon, Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

100% Gamay

JAMMY FOREST FRUIT & STEWED STRAWBERRY, FIRM TANNINS

Domaine J. Boulon proudly presents: don't judge a book by its cover. This is wine made by farmers, not marketing execs; they are way more worried about the quality of their wine than a pretty label. Full of ripe, concentrated red berries & plums, dried herbs, and fresh violets, backed up by firm structure and grippy tannins, this is good, honest Brouilly. Five generations of farmers have led to this bottle, so drink up!

Serving suggestion: Balsamic vinegar marinated chicken thighs w/ roasted cherry tomatoes & garlicky wilted spinach. Turkey tamales w/ queso fresco, sauteed summer squash & creamy chipotle pinto beans.

15.99

76 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

17 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...

17.99

14 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

9 in stock

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2018 Bukettraube (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Bukettraube, Cederberg, South Africa 2018

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

23 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

12 in stock

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2017 Burgenland Red (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Burgenland, Austria 2017

{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

98 in stock

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2016 Burgenland Red (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Burgenland, Austria 2016

{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 Cabernet Franc (Guarda)

Guarda, Cabernet Franc, Mendoza, Argentina 2014

100% Cabernet Franc

CRUSHED CURRANTS, ELEGANT HERBS, CLASSICALLY CABBY

The Pescarmona sisters are the third generation of their family to farm Lagarde, an estate established in 1897. While Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are the money-makers in Argentina, the adventurous Pescarmonas are known for their wide array of planted varieties. Cabernet Franc is best known for the peppery green flavors it exudes in the Middle Loire, but this example leans more towards Bordeaux's St Emilion or old-school, cooler-climate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with its medium body and gentle red fruit accented by savory herbs.

Serving Suggestion: Peppery pork loin w/ thyme. Baked onions w/ sage, melted gruyere, & dill.

19.99

75 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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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

1 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA 2015

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Zinfandel

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

22 in stock

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2015 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

18 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA 2016

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah

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

140 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon "Vinya Ferrer" (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cabernet Sauvignon "Vinya Ferrer", Penedes, Spain 2014

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

RIPE & SPICY. BLACK CHERRY & CURRANT. TASTY!

Toni Garriga is a man on a mission. His family has made wine here in the mountains of Penedes for nearly 400 years, but rarely from their own grapes. Beginning in 1985, he decided to focus exclusively on "estate wine," wine made only from the grapes he grows. With great pride he presented us with this Cabernet, spicy and lush with lovely black cherry fruit. He ages it in small French oak barriques for 12 months before bottling to soften it and add complexity. Thanks Toni for this tasty treat!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-grilled Beef Tenderloin over fois gras in a Pedro Ximenez reduction.

14.99

16 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

4 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2016

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

28 in stock

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2015 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2015

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

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner (winner chicken dinner)!

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

120 in stock

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2014 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2014

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

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner (winner chicken dinner)!

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

15 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

1 in stock

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2015 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2015

{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

33 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

3 in stock

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2016 Cahors "K'nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2016

{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.

15.99

1 in stock

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2017 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.

16.99

25 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

8 in stock

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2016 Cahors "K'or" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'or," Cahors, Southwest, France 2016

{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, leading to ample tannins on the finish.

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

6 in stock

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2016 Cannonau di Sardegna "San Costantino" (Parpinello, Poderi)

Poderi Parpinello, Cannonau di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy 2016

100% Cannonau (Grenache)

BLACK RASPBERRY & CURRANT, OLIVE & ROSEMARY, OCEAN BREEZE

Known as Cannonau in Sardegna and as Grenache or Garnacha almost everywhere else, the fiercely Mediterranean variety 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 Sardegna, the vines are quite comfortable and have colonized the islands vineyards for, perhaps, as many as 700 years. This rendition is ripe, spicy, modern, and powerful.

Serving Suggestion: Mutton w/ onion, garlic, & potatoes. Flatbread w/ sheep’s milk ricotta, Provençal herbs, & olives.

17.99

48 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.

16.99

88 in stock

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2016 Carmenere "Gran Reserva" Envero (Apaltagua, Viña)

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

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

26 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

6 in stock

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Cava Brut Nature "Penalba Lopez" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Cava Brut Nature "Peñalba Lopez", Ribera del Duero, Spain

90% Viura (Macabeu), 10% Chardonnay {biodynamic}

CITRUS & ASIAN PEAR, CLEAN & CALCEREOUS

This restrained and refreshing gem is made mostly from Viura, the dominant grape in “Cava country” or Catalonia, where it’s known as Macabeu, but this is not Cava country. In fact, Finca Torremilanos is the only producer in Ribera del Duero which has been entrusted with the ability to describe its bubblies as “Cava.” Pristinely pale with vaguely emerald undercurrents, its born among vines aging as many as 180 years and mixes a minerally zest through its citrus and orchard fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Egg, potato, & onion frittata w/ fresh greens-garbanzo salad & tarragon vinaigrette.

16.99

34 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

18 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

26 in stock

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2016 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo "Rosa-ae" (Torre dei Beati)

Centorame, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

17.99

6 in stock

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2015 Cesanese del Piglio "Campo Novo" (Casale della Ioria)

Casale della Ioria, Cesanese del Piglio "Campo Novo", Lazio, Italy 2015

{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

1 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay (Stoller)

Stoller, Chardonnay, Oregon, US 2016

FORELLE PEAR & LEMON CURD, ZESTY & FIRM, AIN’T OAKED

From the revered Dundee hills of Willamette Valley, this oak-free Chardonnay has the balance of ripe concentration and zealous acidity that we’re quick to associate with outstanding contemporary white Burgundy from the area’s more southerly regions like Pouilly-Fuissé or Viré-Clessé. It’s no surprise given Oregon’s ever-increasingly cemented aptitude for the varieties native to France's eastern climes. Stoller’s contiguous plots of vines, however, are special, surrounded by mountains that create a uniquely warm mesoclimate and ensure awesome ripeness.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried rainbow trout w/ lemon pepper & skinny asparagus w/ Dijon mustard. Squash & scallion tempura w/ aioli.

19.99

22 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay (Stoller)

Stoller, Chardonnay, Oregon, US 2016

FORELLE PEAR & LEMON CURD, ZESTY & FIRM, AIN’T OAKED

From the revered Dundee hills of Willamette Valley, this oak-free Chardonnay has the balance of ripe concentration and zealous acidity that we’re quick to associate with outstanding contemporary white Burgundy from the area’s more southerly regions like Pouilly-Fuissé or Viré-Clessé. It’s no surprise given Oregon’s ever-increasingly cemented aptitude for the varieties native to France's eastern climes. Stoller’s contiguous plots of vines, however, are special, surrounded by mountains that create a uniquely warm mesoclimate and ensure awesome ripeness.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried rainbow trout w/ lemon pepper & skinny asparagus w/ Dijon mustard. Squash & scallion tempura w/ aioli.

19.99

10 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

26 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Mendocino, CA 2015

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.

13.99

35 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterrey), California 2015

{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

9 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Mendocino, CA 2015

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.

13.99

50 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

BIG BUTTER AND CREAM, RIPE FRUIT, VANILLA OAK WITH A DASH OF NUTMEG

Thankfully it's easier than ever to find California Chardonnay with restraint and balance... but sometimes its fun to kick it old school, right? Barrel fermented in French oak, with a rich, creamy mouthfeel from full malolactic fermentation, this big, blustery bottle of butter harkens back to the days of classic California Chard. Former firefighter Cecil DeLoach made his name with some of California’s most popular Chardonnay’s in the 1990s, before selling his eponymous brand to focus on his Hook & Ladder project, so its no surprise he hasn't forgotten how to make Chardonnay party like it's 1999.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy chicken alfredo with broccoli and plenty of parmesan. Steamed lobster with lemon-herb butter sauce.

19.99

24 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

1 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

6 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Ravines)

Ravines, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes, New York 2016

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

18 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Bishop's Peak" (Talley Vineyards)

Talley Vineyards, Chardonnay "Bishop's Peak", Edna Valley, California 2016

100% Chardonnay

17.99

39 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Charnó" (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, Chardonnay "Charo", Piemonte, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

DELICATE YET RICH; FULL OF FLOWERS & FRUIT

From a hand-carved stone cellar beneath a crappy-looking house (that's what La Casaccia means, in a family-friendly sense) in Monferrato, the familigia Rava produces this beauty: subtle in its aromas, light and delicate and fresh, evocative of Macon-Villages. Time spent aging on the lees provides richness, while retaining mouthwatering acidity. It's a bouquet of wild flowers, a plate of freshly sliced melon, apple, and apricots. Charnó? CharYES!

Serving suggestion: The Ravas suggest "fresh cheeses and all kinds of fish". How about mozzarella, tetilla, & toma, w/ crackers, dried apricots & fig jam, followed by chirashi don (a bowl of sushi rice topped with sashimi)?

16.99

3 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

6 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

72 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Chardonnay “Traditions”, Columbia Valley, Washington 2016

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

14 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

36 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay Estate (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Estate Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2016

{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

12 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

7 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

14 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Chardonnay Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2017

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

13 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County (Presqu'ile Winery)

Presqu'ile Winery, Chardonnay Estate, Santa Maria Valley, California 2015

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

PEAR & LEMON PASTRY, GENTLE VANILLA & FAINT FRESH-WHIPPED BUTTER

Well, here’s a great example of oft-beloved yet colossally controversial wine trope that’s ripe for rediscovery. While the phenomenon of oak-fueled Cali Chardonnays did almost certainly spin out of control and wear out its welcome for many of us, there’s a reason that wine drinkers fell in love with these wines, and well-tempered renditions like this one from Santa Barbara’s Presque’ile Winery hold on to the balancing acidity of Chardonnay while layering buttery lushness and the vanilla richness of judicious oak aging.

Serving Suggestion: Scallops w/ butter, scallions, & white wine. Cheddar w/ white truffle.

19.99

7 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley (Presqu'ile Winery)

Presqu'ile Winery, Chardonnay Estate, Santa Maria Valley, California 2014

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

PEAR & LEMON PASTRY, GENTLE VANILLA & FAINT FRESH-WHIPPED BUTTER

Well, here’s a great example of oft-beloved yet colossally controversial wine trope that’s ripe for rediscovery. While the phenomenon of oak-fueled Cali Chardonnays did almost certainly spin out of control and wear out its welcome for many of us, there’s a reason that wine drinkers fell in love with these wines, and well-tempered renditions like this one from Santa Barbara’s Presque’ile Winery hold on to the balancing acidity of Chardonnay while layering buttery lushness and the vanilla richness of judicious oak aging.

Serving Suggestion: Scallops w/ butter, scallions, & white wine. Cheddar w/ white truffle.

19.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Shenandoah Valley (Ox-Eye)

Ox-Eye, Chardonnay, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia 2015

100% Chardonnay

19.99

11 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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2016 Chenin Blanc (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, South Africa 2016

100% Chenin Blanc

APPLE & LEMON. CLEAN, CRISP CLARITY & ZESTY MINERAL

As exciting and diverse as are the many Middle-Loire specialties made from Chenin Blanc, it’s surprising that more new world regions and producers haven’t attempted to prioritize it as a distinctive showpiece. Fortunately, South Africa has long gone above and beyond to right this mystifying wrong. This gloriously bright, zesty gem has the combination of tart golden apple and citrus, refreshingly clean mineral notes, and energetic acidity that we cherish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked fish (or ceviche) on rustic toast or rusks w/ capers. Citrusy Kalamata tapenade.

14.99

4 in stock

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2017 Chenin Blanc (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, South Africa 2016

100% Chenin Blanc

APPLE & LEMON. CLEAN, CRISP CLARITY & ZESTY MINERAL

As exciting and diverse as are the many Middle-Loire specialties made from Chenin Blanc, it’s surprising that more new world regions and producers haven’t attempted to prioritize it as a distinctive showpiece. Fortunately, South Africa has long gone above and beyond to right this mystifying wrong. This gloriously bright, zesty gem has the combination of tart golden apple and citrus, refreshingly clean mineral notes, and energetic acidity that we cherish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked fish (or ceviche) on rustic toast or rusks w/ capers. Citrusy Kalamata tapenade.

14.99

25 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

7 in stock

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2016 Chenin Blanc (Husch)

Husch, Chenin Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2016

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.

16.99

12 in stock

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2017 Chenin Blanc (Husch)

Husch, Chenin Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2017

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 lightly sweet, but not cloying, and finishes cleanly, with brisk acidity. 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.

16.99

12 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

11 in stock

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2017 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

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

3 in stock

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2018 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018

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

12 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

2015

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

4 in stock

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2016 Chenin Blanc "Reserve" (Forrester, Ken)

Ken Forrester, Chenin Blanc "Reserve", Stellenbosch, South Africa

2016

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

4 in stock

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2016 Chianti "Poggio Vignoso" (Pugliano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Pugliano, "Poggio Vignoso" Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2016

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

4 in stock

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2017 Chianti "Poggio Vignoso" (Pugliano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Pugliano, "Poggio Vignoso" Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2017

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

14 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

1 in stock

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2015 Chianti Classico (Vallone di Cecione)

Vallone di Cecione, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2015

{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.

17.99

12 in stock

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2016 Chianti Classico (Vallone di Cecione)

Vallone di Cecione, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2016

{organic} 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo

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.

17.99

10 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

11 in stock

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2015 Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Lucignano, Fattoria di)

Fattoria Lucignano, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Tuscany, Italy, 2015

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

9 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

4 in stock

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2016 Chinon (Plouzeau, Domaine)

Domaine Plouzeau, Chinon "Rive Gauche", Middle-Loire, France 2016

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.

15.99

5 in stock

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2017 Chinon Rosé (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rosé, Loire Valley, France 2017

{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.

17.99

106 in stock

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2015 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2015

{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).

17.99

1 in stock

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2016 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2016

{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).

17.99

48 in stock

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2015 Ciró Rosso Classico Superiore (Calabretta, Cataldo)

Azienda Agricola Calabretta, Ciró Rosso Classico, Calabria, Italy, 2015

100% Gaglioppo

CRUSHED BERRY & CHERRY; FENNEL, SPICE & VIOLETS; GRIPPY TANNINS

Calabrian estate wine is something of a rarity; many small producers will sell their juice to a larger producer, or else be involved in a co-op. So it's just shy of a minor miracle that Cataldo Calabretta has been farming his land and making his own wine since 2008. The land has been family-owned for 4 generations. His Cirò Rosso is made from the native tongue-twisting Gaglioppo grape, and it shines with tongue-pleasing bright cherry and berry fruit, with grippy but well-tamed tannins, with a background of fennel root and violets. Bonus fun fact: the tool on the label is called an arciglione, and is used to prune vines; Cataldo's grandfather passed it down to him.

Serving Suggestion: Ciambotta - a spicy stew of eggplant, tomato, chilis, onion, & herbs. Wide pasta noodles tossed w/ spicy sausage, pine nuts, red onion, chickpeas, & olive oil.

19.99

17 in stock

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2016 Corbieres Rosé "Floreal" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine de la Bouysse, Corbieres Rosé "Floreal," Languedoc, France, 2016

90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT RED BERRIES, FRESH BLOSSOMY AROMA, CRISP & JUICY

Corbieres, one of the most celebrated corners of France's sprawling Languedoc, is best known for its spicy and very Mediterranean reds. Considering this, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising then that this deep rosé is brimming with the distinctive character of Syrah, spice, and white-peppery mineral. This wine bears more than a passing family resemblance to the region's exotic red wines. Sister and brother, Martine Pagès and Christophe Molinier of Domaine de la Bouysse never fail to impress us with the breadth and quality of their work!

Serving Suggestions: Spicy Toulouse sausage casserole with butter beans, leeks, and parsley. Korean BBQ (such as pork Bulgogi) with kimchi and pickled lotus root.

17.99

1 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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2015 Corbieres Rouge " Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2015

{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:  Roast 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.

17.99

139 in stock

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2015 Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi (Oltretorrente)

Oltretorrente, Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi, Veneto, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Cortese

PINEAPPLE & TANGY CITRUS, JUICY & RIPE

This delightful Cortese comes from the far eastern rolling hills of the Piemonte, which neighbors the more famous Cortese growing region of Gavi. Though this husband-and-wife winery was only established in 2010, there is much more history behind this wine. Their tiny, 3 hectare, organic vineyard holds vines as old as 100 years. Scents of zesty lime and tropical fruit on the nose lead you on to a wine that opens with balancing acidity and a wonderfully lingering finish.

Serving Suggestion: Cortese-poached trout w/ sugar snaps, dill, & mango chutney. Crispy vegetable omelets or egg tarts w/ onion & cheddar.

19.99

12 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

7 in stock

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2016 Cote Roannaise "Les Blondins" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Blondins, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{organic} 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

7 in stock

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2017 Cote Roannaise "Les Originelles" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Originelles, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{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.

15.99

70 in stock

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2017 Cote Roannaise "l'Eclat de Granite" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, "L'Eclat de Granite", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

ELDERBERRIES & CURRANT, FOREST UNDERBRUSH & SWEET EARTH

Hailing from the monstrous Loire River’s source (closer, in fact, to Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone than to those regions that first spring to mind when we think of the Loire), this fresh, firm, and foresty Gamay has what it takes to simultaneously appeal to admirers of Cab Franc, Willamette Pinot, and the juicy wines of the aforementioned Beaujolais. Stéphane Sérol is a master not only of his region and its Gamay grape but of the exploration of terroir, naming each of his numerous cuvées for their origins.

Serving Suggestion: Thick-sliced virginia ham w/ cucumber, mustard, & dill salad. Chopped boiled potato salad w/ sour cream, parsley, & chives.

17.99

22 in stock

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2017 Coteaux du Giennois Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Coteaux du Giennois Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2017

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

19.99

15 in stock

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2017 Coteaux du Giennois Rouge "La Cote" (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Domaine Cedrick Bardin, "La Cote" Coteaux du Giennois Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2017

{sustainable} 60% Gamay, 40% 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.

19.99

95 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

2 in stock

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2015 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge "La Cleménce" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, "La Clémence" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France 2015

{sustainable} 60% Syrah, 40% 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.

18.99

94 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Layon (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2016

{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

34 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

PALE, FRESH, QUAFFABLE. PERFUMY SANDALWOOD & CITRUS

Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it’s made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It’s dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé on ice. Laughing about life, talking with your hands and tossing back the wine to quench your thirst. Life is extra slow and sweet at this moment. This is that wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veggies, sausages, salads and friends around a table under a tree while laughing and speaking with your hands.

13.99

34 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

2 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2016

{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

12 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Provence, Rouge (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rouge, Provence, France 2016

{organic} 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

DRIED BLUEBERRIES, SUBTLE LAVENDER, 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."

Serving Suggestions: Marinated lamb kabobs; Charcoal-grilled ribeye with rosemary smoke & sea salt.

15.99

89 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France 2015

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, BAZAAR-ISH POTPOURRI, ROSEMARY

The last few years have yielded a bounty of truly stunning Cotes du Rhones that seem to come closer to reaching the regal heights of their more impressively-pedigreed brethren from AOCs like Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. This beautiful gem does indeed come from entirely within the bounds of the Chateauneuf AOC yet opts to declassify itself down to the sprawling and much more variable (in terms of quality) Cotes du Rhone AOC. The resemblance, however, is striking! Clocking in at a percentage point lower in alcohol content, it’s not quite as big as its big brothers, but the gorgeously exotic perfumes that we giddily associate with the output of the outstanding Peres de l’Eglise estate loudly affirm their presence during roll call.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey drumsticks w/ turmeric, cumin, paprika, & rosemary w/ corn oil-fried sweet potato wedges. Black bean soup w/ cayenne, cumin, garlic, & diced tomatoes over polenta.

18.99

1 in stock

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2016 Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France 2016

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, BAZAAR-ISH POTPOURRI, ROSEMARY

The last few years have yielded a bounty of truly stunning Cotes du Rhones that seem to come closer to reaching the regal heights of their more impressively-pedigreed brethren from AOCs like Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. This beautiful gem does indeed come from entirely within the bounds of the Chateauneuf AOC yet opts to declassify itself down to the sprawling and much more variable (in terms of quality) Cotes du Rhone AOC. The resemblance, however, is striking! Clocking in at a percentage point lower in alcohol content, it’s not quite as big as its big brothers, but the gorgeously exotic perfumes that we giddily associate with the output of the outstanding Peres de l’Eglise estate loudly affirm their presence during roll call.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey drumsticks w/ turmeric, cumin, paprika, & rosemary w/ corn oil-fried sweet potato wedges. Black bean soup w/ cayenne, cumin, garlic, & diced tomatoes over polenta.

18.99

22 in stock

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2016 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2016

[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

17 in stock

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2014 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2014

90% Grenache, 10% Syrah

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

17.99

12 in stock

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2015 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2015

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

17.99

2 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

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. 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

9 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

3 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2016

{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

17 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{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

85 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone Rose (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Rose, Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic} 60% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah

STRAWBERRY & RED RASPBERRY, ROBUST & REFRESHING

Laudun is, perhaps, a lesser-known corner of the Southern Rhone’s right bank, but its proximity to Chateauneuf-du-Pape (on the river’s opposite bank) and, more relevantly, Tavel to its south is telling, and the quality offered by its stony terroir is exceptional. This robust rosé isn’t quite as dense (or dark) as those of the aforementioned Tavel, but its enthusiastic ripeness is reminiscent, and its Cinsault-dominated composition imbues it with wonderful brightness, lively acidity, and impeccable balance.

Serving Suggestions: Oven-roasted Spanish mackerel w/ dill, coriander, & tabouleh w/ briny olives & grape tomatoes. Fresh figs & creamy goat’s milk cheeses (perhaps w/ lavender & fennel).

14.99

34 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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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2016

{sustainable} 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

RASPBERRY & PLUM, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Across the Rhone river from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau de Marjolet continuously targets a middle ground between power and finesse. This soaring red from the instantly legendary 2015 vintage brings brightly dark fruit together with Grenache-driven white pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is 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: Peking duck w/ hoisin & plum sauce. Black bean burger w/ corn, & red pepper flakes, chili-sesame oil.

14.99

118 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

3 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{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.

14.99

72 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La 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

42 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

11 in stock

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2016 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 2016

{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

6 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

35 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages St Gervais Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

CURRANT & PLUM, WHITE PEPPER & MINERALLY EARTH, RED RASPBERRY PRESERVES

One of the fabulous yet relatively lesser-known corners of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages occupying the “Right Bank,” Saint-Gervais lies northwest of Tavel and Lirac, at roughly the same latitude as Gigondas on the river’s opposite side. Domaine Saint-Anne’s Guy Steinmaier’s parents immigrated to Burgundy from Austria in the early 1930s, and he set up shop in this corner of the Rhone around 1960. This cuvée, in contrast to the estate’s more iconoclastic offerings, stars the traditional Grenache with a bit of Syrah and Cinsault providing additional interest. Concentrated red fruit, spice, and elegant earthy notes are firmly imbedded within this large, lively Mediterranean treat.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy, buttery, Ethiopian stewed beef. Black bean curry w/ diced bell peppers, tomato purée, coconut, & cumin.

16.99

17 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages "Mas de la Garrigue" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Mas de la Garrigue, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc, France, 2015

{organic} 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, DESERT GARRIGUES & WHITE PEPPERY SPICE

Just wrap your head around the fact that estate dates to the mid 13th century! Now belonging to the Cotes du Roussion Villages AOP, the soils are schist-based (crystalline rock rich in magnesium and potassium) and retain heat so at night when the air cools, the ground reflects heat up to the vines continuing their ripening as evening temperatures plummet in this arid area. These additional hours of warmth boost the potent Mediterranean ripeness while the cool nights make for beautifully balancing acidity!

Serving Suggestions: Grilled, marinated flank steak w finely-chopped garlic, shallots, black pepper. Eggplant parmesan w/ ricotta, smoked paprika, & balsamic vinegar.

12.99

62 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace, France NV

{organic} 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Auxerrois, 20% Chardonnay

BRIGHT LEMON & BRIOCHE, SPICED APPLE & ZESTY MINERAL

We all have to choose our battles, and some of us have proudly taken up arms in pursuit of sparkling wines that taste like Champagne. This is what we’ve been fighting for! Brimming with creamy brioche-ish aromas, glistening with vibrant citrus, and seductively indulging us with spicy apple pie notes, this golden gem carries itself with a distinctively similar poise and balance to the revered bubblies found further west. If it’s become cliché for us to remind each other to drink beautiful sparkling to celebrate being alive, then let’s drink it to celebrate its being alive! Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken pie w/ spinach, mushrooms, & melted gouda. Gravlax on pumpernickel w/ dill.

18.99

23 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature, Beaujolais, France

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP ROME APPLE & KOREAN PEAR, ZESTY CHALK

Ferociously fresh, the Brut Nature bubbly from Beaujolais’s Bulliat excels exceptionally. Made entirely from Chardonnay (as is the case with much Crémant de Bourgogne as well as Champagne further north) and, without even the faintest whisper of sweetness, it’s bone dry while maintaining a rich, mouthfilling ripeness reminiscent of crisp pear and creamy apple. A vibrant mineral component comes through elegantly and athletically on the finish. Pop!

Serving Suggestion: Bite-sized spinach-artichoke quiche w/ fontina & crisp, buttery crust. An hors d’ouvres champion!

19.99

40 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.

17.99

30 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

30 in stock

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2016 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Dolcetto d'Alba “Brichet", Piemonte, Italy 2016

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

39 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

2 in stock

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2015 Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot", Piemonte, Italy 2015

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

1 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.

13.99

11 in stock

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2016 Dornfelder, Trocken (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Dornfelder Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

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.

13.99

6 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

19 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

2 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

12 in stock

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2016 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2016

{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

7 in stock

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2012 Dão Tinto "Vinhas Selecionadas" (Kemper, Julia)

Julia Kemper, Dão Tinto, Dão, Portugal 2012

{organic}

17.99

9 in stock

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2015 Elbling Trocken (Hild)

Hild, Elbling, Upper Mosel, Germany 2015 {sustainable}

100% Elbling

CITRUS & PEAR, RESTRAINED WHITE FLOWERS, WAXY & FIRM

Just north of the French border and clinging to eastern outline of Luxembourg, Germany's Obermosel (Upper Mosel) features a viticultural world far different from the rightly-revered, Riesling-reigned Mosel appellation deeper inside the country. Here the topography and limestone soil is more like that of the upper Loire or Chablis. The Elbling grape knows what’s up, and its half-sibling Riesling had better not step. This rendition from Elbling icon, Matthias Hild is riper and richer than most, clocking in at 12% alcohol (as opposed to the more typical 10ish). This is wine for minimalists. Crystal-clean clarity and limestone leanness rule the day. Less is more...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout & potato salad w/ capers & dill. Snapper sushi w/ melt &/or flying fish roe.

19.99

6 in stock

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2017 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2017

{sustainable} 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% 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.

12.99

70 in stock

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2016 Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% 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

67 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

5 in stock

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2017 Falanghina del Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2016

{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

12 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

1 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

26 in stock

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2016 Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco, Piemonte, Italy 2016

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

24 in stock

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Fine Tawny (750 ml) (Andresen)

Andressen, Fine Tawny, Porto, Portugal, NV (750ml)

CANDIED GINGER, TOASTY CARAMEL, STAR ANISE, NOT OVERLY SWEET

Jann Hinrich Andresen lived an unusual life. In 1840, at the age of 14, he sailed to Porto from the island of Föhr off the coast of the Netherlands. Five years later, at the unbelievable age of 19, he founded the port house that still carries his name. Almost 200 years later, Andresen is one of the few 100% family-owned port houses, and has become internationally known for its high quality products. Their Fine Tawny offers a perfume of raspberry preserves and warm baking spices. Caramel, hazelnut, and sweet tobacco leaf come out to play on the palate. A perfect port to convert the non-port drinker, and an incredible value.

Serving Suggestion: Gingerbread cake baked with chai spices, topped with cream cheese frosting and chunks of tooth-tender toffee.

14.99

14 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.

14.99

11 in stock

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2016 Fleurie "Les Moriers" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & RED STONE FRUIT, FIRM & FRAGRANTLY FLORAL

This outstanding ambassador for the lofty heights of Cru Beaujolais shares with its slightly more concentrated colleagues from Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent a fiercely firm freshness. Hailing from the Moriers climat (a prized cru within this possibly most prized of all Beaujolais crus), 45-year old vines struggle to thrive in the austere granite soil they call home, whose notable pink hue is an almost-visible artifact emerging through the vibrantly berryish, resplendently spicy finish. Rich and refreshing!

Serving Suggestion: Salty Virginia or Black Forest-styled ham on pumpernickel w/ Muenster w/ lingonberry jam. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses & fresh fruit.

19.99

16 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

7 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Rose (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

17.99

6 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

4 in stock

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Frizzante Rosé (Paul D.)

Paul D., Frizzante Rosé, Wagram, Austria

14.99

59 in stock

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2015 Fronton Rouge "Réserve" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Reserve" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 80% Négrette, 20% Syrah

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 a little Syrah.

Serving Suggestion: Stewed venison with tomatoes, red onions, and oregano. Punjabi goat curry with potatoes, cardamom, and coriander.

14.99

51 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.

12.99

26 in stock

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2017 Fronton Rouge "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Vinum" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2017

{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.

13.99

34 in stock

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2016 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

1 in stock

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2017 Fronton Vin Gris "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Vin Gris "Vinum", Fronton, Southwest, France 2017

{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.

13.99

29 in stock

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2017 Garganega Frizzante (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Garganega Frizzante, Veneto, Italy 2017{organic}

100% Garganega

RIPE APPLE & LEMON, ZESTY & SPRITZY, FLORAL & AIRY

Monte Tondo has provided us with some of our favorite albeit sometimes unexpected offerings from Soave (particularly in the case of the estate’s full-boddied Charmat-method bubbly as well as this one, which is light, lively, and delightfully fizzy). The region is the brightest point for white wine production in the Verona province of Veneto’s southeast, and its signature grape has proven to be both very versatile and conducive to characterful, seductive wines when made by producers who opt for quality rather than quantity. Let the effervescent refreshment wash over you!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared trout w/ butter, lemon, & dill. Risotto w/ onion, carrot, & turnip.

13.99

160 in stock

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2014 Garnacha "G" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G - Mad de Aranda", Calatayud, Spain 2014

{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

11 in stock

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2015 Garnacha "Mas de Aranda" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G - Mas de Aranda", Calatayud, Spain 2015

{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.

17.99

18 in stock

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2017 Gavi (Massone, Stefano)

Stefano Massone, Gavi, Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Cortese

FRESH, RIPE, SPRITZY SUBLIME LIME-NESS

Stefano Massone gives us a superb example of great Gavi made from the Cortese grape. This is sublime and limey with a medium-full body and crisp, juicy ripeness. The pale straw color is deceptive as the wine tastes bigger than it looks. Maybe it's the pear and apple flavors oozing across the palate? Or perhaps the freshness of the grapes twinkling on your tongue? In either case you will exclaim "Great Gavi!"

Serving Suggestion: Best with fresh fish dishes, baked with lemon, olive oil and herbs; or vegetable ratatouille over pounded chicken breast.

12.99

29 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 2014

100% Gewurztraminer

LYCEE & GUAVA, THE GARDENIA PERFUMES OF A SUMMER EVENING

Gewurztraminer, a viticultural icon of exotic flavors and aromas, comes in many shapes and sizes despite being an intensely distinctive and recognizable variety. This rendition from the Eguisheim-based Baur family combines signature floral spice & tropical fruit, luscious build, and beautifully balancing acidity. Exotic and captivating!

Serving Suggestion: General Tso's Chicken (perhaps while watching “The Search for General Tso”). Trinidad Corn Pie w/  bell peppers, cayenne, & white pepper.

19.99

4 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

5 in stock

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2016 Godello "Alma de Autor" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Alma de Autor,” Galicia, Spain 2016

90% Godello, 10% Treixadura

WHITE PEACH & LIME, MINERALISTIC ELEGANCE, ROUND YET FIRM

Godello is the undisputed monarch of whites from the more inland reaches of Spain’s Galicia and plays an important role in northern Portugal as well. This outing from our friend and hero of unusually economical Galician offerings, Manuel Mendez, aptly showcases the variety’s propensity toward a minerally, medium-weight, vaguely Burgundian persona. In fact, fans of unoaked Chardonnay will really sink their teeth into this. As intriguing as the unspoiled hills of Galicia!

Serving Suggestion: Steamed mussels & prawns. Seared scallops w/ butter & scallions

14.99

36 in stock

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2015 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

9 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

14 in stock

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2016 Graves Blanc (Magneau, Chateau)

Chateau Magneau, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2016

{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

1 in stock

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2015 Graves Blanc "Cuvee Epicure" (Cabannieux, Chateau)

Chateau Cabannieux, Graves Blanc "Cuvee Epicure", Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

POMELO & PEACH, CHAMOMILE, RIPE & ZESTY

While Sauvignon Blanc has, increasingly in recent years, upstaged Semillon in the blended blancs of Bordeaux, the latter remains the region’s most planted variety, and the charming grape has much to offer wine lovers. This offering from the lower reaches of the left bank showcases its propensity toward assertive, almost Sauvignon-esqe citrus with rounder stone fruit ripeness and exotic herbaceous notes. Refreshing enough for summer by the sea yet bold enough for winter feasts, this sensational Semillon offers seriously seasonless sipping.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled langoustine (or large shrimp) skewers w/ ripe bell peppers, red onions, garlic, & parsley. Pad Thai w/ crispy tofu.

17.99

27 in stock

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2016 Grenache Blanc / Roussanne (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Blanc "Le Fruit Defendu", Languedoc, France, 2016

{sustainable} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Rousanne

RIPE NECTARINE & TROPICAL FRUIT, ZESTY WHITE PEPPER, GENTLE TOAST

Full-bodied yet balancing its rich ripeness with healthy acidity, this impressive Eastern Languedoc offering carries itself like what would often be a more expensive Southern Rhone white. Time in oak barrels (utilized after a couple years’ service in Burgundy’s Beaune) has imbued a light toastiness that doesn’t detract from the extroverted tropicality or freshness and adds an extra dimension of luxury.

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish w/ avocado oil & aioli w/ onion rings. Savory, twice-fried plantains & cabbage salad w/ cilantro & orange-glazed carrot ribbons.

14.99

23 in stock

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2011 Grignolino "Il Cornalasca" (Saccoletto, Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Daniele)

Azienda Agricola Daniele Saccoletto, Grignolino, Piemonte, Italy, 2011

{organic} 100% Grignolino

DARK PLUMS & BERRY JAM; SPICY, HERBACEOUS, EARTHY

Welcome to Daniele Saccoletto's world, where the DOC (Italian wine authorities, but not cool like us) doesn't matter. Extremely long fermentation times with natural yeast, followed by years of aging, result in some awesome, unique expressions of familiar Piemontese wines. His Grignolino is brick orange (a sure sign of a red wine with some years to it), with extracted plum, strawberry jam, stewed cherry, green olives and spice. Serious tannins are balanced by bright acidity, making this terrific with a wide range of foods.

Serving Suggestions: Pizza w/ olive oil, garlic, roasted red peppers and finocchiona salami. Porcini mushroom and rosemary risotto topped w/ sliced ribeye steak, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and chopped chives.

19.99

1 in stock

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2014 Grignolino "Il Cornalasca" (Saccoletto, Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Daniele)

Azienda Agricola Daniele Saccoletto, Grignolino, Piemonte, Italy, 2011

{organic} 100% Grignolino

DARK PLUMS & BERRY JAM; SPICY, HERBACEOUS, EARTHY

Welcome to Daniele Saccoletto's world, where the DOC (Italian wine authorities, but not cool like us) doesn't matter. Extremely long fermentation times with natural yeast, followed by years of aging, result in some awesome, unique expressions of familiar Piemontese wines. His Grignolino is brick orange (a sure sign of a red wine with some years to it), with extracted plum, strawberry jam, stewed cherry, green olives and spice. Serious tannins are balanced by bright acidity, making this terrific with a wide range of foods.

Serving Suggestions: Pizza w/ olive oil, garlic, roasted red peppers and finocchiona salami. Porcini mushroom and rosemary risotto topped w/ sliced ribeye steak, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and chopped chives.

19.99

20 in stock

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2013 Grignolino d'Asti "La Partia Granda" (Cantamessa, Giorgio)

Giorgio Cantamessa, Grignolino d'Asti "La Partia Granda", Piemonte, Italy 2013

100% Grignolino

STRAWBERRY & CHERRY, FLORAL, LEAN & LIVELY

Bright, refreshing, and with a decidedly athletic build, Grignolino is a Piemontese hallmark that woefully few people have the opportunity to try outside of its region of origin. It fills a youthful niche similar to that of its fellow countryman, Dolcetto, or France's Beaujolais, but Grignolino is usually a bit firmer and lighter with a serious structure belied by its pale color. Bright berryish fruit, rosy floral notes, and spicy mineral abound. Cantamessa specializes in excellent representations of the classic wines from the rare grapes of Asti.

Serving Suggestion: A traditional white wine-braised ossobuco with garlic and anchovies and garnished with gremolata. Steamed Vietnamese pork dumplings with sausage, vermicelli, mushrooms, and onion.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese "Poggeto" (La Casaccia)

La Casaccia, "Poggeto" Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Piemonte, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Grignolino

AIRY, BRIGHT RASPBERRY, LIGHT MINERALS & A HINT OF ALMOND

Grignolino is a rare Piemontese specialty that makes light-bodied, fun, slightly eccentric wines. Transparent and bright violet in color, this offering from La Cassacia is tangy and fruity with lean minerality and the characteristic tinge of almond. Light and incredibly quaffable, this is a fantastic “picnic” red. Can be served lightly chilled.

Serving Suggestions: Take it outside with a picnic blanket and a cooler. Goes great with your charcuterie and cheese all the way to your buttermilk tart.

16.99

1 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

2 in stock

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2017 Grolleau Gris (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Grolleau Gris, Loire Valley, France 2017

{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).

13.99

44 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

3 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

16 in stock

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2016 Gruner Veltliner "Gmork" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Gmork", Wagram, Austria, 2016

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

3 in stock

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2017 Gruner Veltliner "Gmïrk" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Gmïrk", Wagram, Austria, 2017

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

18 in stock

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2016 Gruner Veltliner "Rosenberg" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Rosenberg", Wagram, Austria, 2016

{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

5 in stock

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2016 Gruner Veltliner "T26" (Federspiel) (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2016 {biodynamic}

100% Gruner Veltliner

VIBRANT CITRUS & PEACH,  WHITE PEPPER & MINERAL, GRÜNER GOLD

Hailing from the precariously steep inclines of the Wachau’s vineyards, the always-excellent T26 cuvée takes its name from an eventful tasting session with Austrian importer, Klaus Wittauer, who was in the Mittelbach family cellar at their Tegernseerhof winery, searching for his absolute favorite among the estate’s tanks of recently vinified less-expensive Grüner.  When he found the one, he exclaimed, "This is it!  I'll take the whole tank."  That tank was #26, and “T26" has sense served as the nickname for the estate’s greatest value outing in Grüner Veltliner each year. Classic stone-fruit and zesty citrus carry notes of the variety’s hallmark white pepper and flint. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried or oven-roasted chicken w/ crisp skin. Wiener Schnitzel or other breaded, fried cutlets. Mild, flavorful cheeses.

19.99

9 in stock

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2017 Gruner Veltliner "T26" (Federspiel) (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

VIBRANT CITRUS & PEACH,  WHITE PEPPER & MINERAL, GRÜNER GOLD

Hailing from the precariously steep inclines of the Wachau’s vineyards, the always-excellent T26 cuvée takes its name from an eventful tasting session with Austrian importer, Klaus Wittauer, who was in the Mittelbach family cellar at their Tegernseerhof winery, searching for his absolute favorite among the estate’s tanks of recently vinified less-expensive Grüner.  When he found the one, he exclaimed, "This is it!  I'll take the whole tank."  That tank was #26, and “T26" has sense served as the nickname for the estate’s greatest value outing in Grüner Veltliner each year. Classic stone-fruit and zesty citrus carry notes of the variety’s hallmark white pepper and flint. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried or oven-roasted chicken w/ crisp skin. Wiener Schnitzel or other breaded, fried cutlets. Mild, flavorful cheeses.

19.99

22 in stock

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2017 Gruner Veltliner "Wagramterrassen" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner, Wagram, Austria, 2017 {sustainable} 100% Grüner Veltliner

LIME ZEST & NECTARINE, GENTLE MINERAL, GRANNY SMITH

Anton Bauer’s Austrian offerings are a generation’s worth of ambassadors from the central European nation’s world of wine. For many living in NC, his “Gmork” served as an inaugural Grüner. As Austrian wine has exploded into popularity stateside, prices have understandably not remained static, but this delightful Grüner cuvée (a Grüvée?) brings us back down to earth and kicks it old-school Österreich with the kind of awesome value that we recall from almost bygone days. Prost to this classic Grüner!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout omelettes w/ dill, scallions, crème fraîche, & lemon. Thin crusted pesto & goat cheese pizza w/ sundried tomatoes.

13.99

89 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Grüner Veltliner, Burgenland, Austria 2017

{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.

14.99

2 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner "Gutswein" (1 liter) (Mantlerhof)

Mantlerhof, Grüner Veltliner "Gutswein", Kremstal, Austria 2017 [1 Liter]

100% Gruner Veltliner

CRISP PEAR & ZESTY CITRUS, VIBRANT WHITE PEPPER, LIGHT & LIVELY

Weighing in by the hefty liter yet, itself, gliding glisteningly as light as air, this fresh, friendly Grüner Veltliner is refreshingly restrained and invigoratingly crisp. A veritable mineral spring of classically Grüner-ish flavors of the leaner, subtler end of the GV spectrum. The Mantlerhof estate has existed for 200 years and deftly utilizes traditional methods such as ambient yeast fermentation and organic viticulture, and yet, this gem is as clean and modern stylistically as possible.

Serving Suggestions: Olive naan topped w/ pickled crabmeat, avocado, fennel, & lemon zest. Semolina salad w/ asian pear, spinach, & sesame dressing.

13.99

83 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner "Langenlois" (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Gruner Veltliner "Langenlois", Kamptal, Austria 2016 {organic}

100% Grüner Veltliner

STONE FRUIT & TROPICAL CITRUS, MUSK MELON & SMOKY MINERAL

“Full-bodied, spicy Veltliner berries & a trace of juniper.” This powerfully fragrant Grüner expresses the more…er...expressive potential of the variety. Distinctly recognizable as Grüner, it richly, ripely ribbons fleshy stone fruit, summery white flowers, and a sumptuous yeastiness throughout the grape’s hallmarks of lean lime, green apple, and mineralistic richness. Straight outta Kamptal, a W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish tacos w/ key lime/pineapple/cilantro slaw & aioli. Chickpea/celery/veganaise sandwiches w/ diced cucumbers, & white grapes.

18.99

2 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner "Langenlois" (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Gruner Veltliner "Langenlois", Kamptal, Austria 2017 {organic}

100% Grüner Veltliner

STONE FRUIT & TROPICAL CITRUS, MUSK MELON & SMOKY MINERAL

“Bright and aromatic, like white pepper. Playful and powerful like a whiff of late summer.” This powerfully fragrant Grüner expresses the more…er...expressive potential of the variety. Distinctly recognizable as Grüner, it richly, ripely ribbons fleshy stone fruit, summery white flowers, and a sumptuous yeastiness throughout the grape’s hallmarks of lean lime, green apple, and mineralistic richness. Straight outta Kamptal, a W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish tacos w/ key lime/pineapple/cilantro slaw & aioli. Chickpea/celery/veganaise sandwiches w/ diced cucumbers, & white grapes.

19.99

14 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner "Weitgasse" (Mantlerhof)

Mantlerhof, Grüner Veltliner "Weitgasse", Kremstal, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

LIME & CRISP KOREAN PEAR, PEPPERY MINERAL, SUPER-ZESTY

In the northeastern reaches of Austria, nestled between Kamptal to its north and the Wachau to its south, Kremstal lies less than an hour west of Vienna and produces pristine whites, especially Grüner. Surrounded by terraced vineyards, Sepp Mantler mans his two-century old, Danube-overlooking estate with 50 years of personal experience and 600 years of family tradition from which to draw. This firm, lean, and racy rendition of Austria’s signature variety features the classic collision of mouthwatering tree fruit and zesty citrus with elegant undertones of white pepper and sesame.

Serving Suggestions: Butter & brioche breadcrumb-fried butterflied trout w/ lemon/caper sauce, parsley, & white asparagus. Fesh spring rolls w/ shrimp, beansprouts, cilantro, and peanut sauce.

17.99

78 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Grüner Veltliner [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2017

{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

67 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

1 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

5 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2017

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

25 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2016 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

2 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2017 {organic} 100% Grüner Veltliner

KEY LIME & GRANNY SMITH, SPRIGHTLY MINERAL, RICH

“Enchantingly fruity! Full of youthful freshness and lots of grapefruit.” Christoph Edelbauer’s combination of reverence for his land and forward-thinking, ecologically sound production methods cement him as an instant viticultural hero. Austria is Grüner country, and Kamptal is one the grape’s capitals. Christoph deftly demonstrates the faces that the noble variety is able to assume, and this one is generous in its spicy perfume and ample acidity – a glimmering green gem and W.A. exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Poached trout w/ butter & white wine sauce, white asparagus, & polenta or grits. Muenster/hummus/beansprout sandwich on pumpernickel.

18.99

7 in stock

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2017 Il Frappato (Valle dell'Acate)

Valle dell'Acate, Il Frappato, Sicily, Italy, 2016, 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

19 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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2016 Insolia (Valle dell' Acate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Insolia, Sicilia, Italy 2016

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

26 in stock

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2017 Insolia (Martorana, A.V.)

A.V. Martorana, Insolia, Sicilia, Italy 2017

100% Insolia

PASSIONFRUIT & LEMON CURD, WAXY ALMOND

Insolia, the tropically-scented variety that represents the current generation’s most famous abundant and sought after white wines of Sicily, is very much at home in it’s typical, Tyrrhenian climes. Pairing beautifully with beach weather and seafood, its firm acidity and generous, citrusy flavors refresh and invigorate palates beneath vibrant, summer sun. Don’t worry; it’s every bit as viable a treat on rainy days or under grey skies – you may even forget that you’re not wading in the surf...

Serving Suggestions: Ricotta pizza w/ anchovies, capers, lemon zest, & green peppercorns. Pasta & scrimpers w/ sliced almonds & white wine / olive oil sauce.

19.99

14 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

6 in stock

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2013 Lambrusco Rosso "Denny Bini" (Cipolla, Podere)

Podere Cipolla, Lambrusco Rosso "Denny Bini", Emilia Romagna, Italy 2013

30% Lambrusco Marani, 30% Lambrusco Salamino, 20% Lambrusco Maestri, 10% Lambrusco Grasparossa, 10% Ancellotta

14.99

13 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosso "Il Casalone" (Alberici, Amilcare)

Amilcare Alberici, Lambrusco Rosso "Il Casalone", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

85% Lambrusco Salomino, 15% Lambrusco Ancellotta

13.99

9 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosso "La Fogarina" (Alberici, Amilcare)

Amilcare Alberici, Lambrusco Rosso "La Fogarino", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

100% Lambrusco di Fogarina

FIZZY, TART BERRIES, RHUBARB & FUN!

In the fizzy sea of Lambrusco, the Alberici family is the only one commercially growing the Lambrusco di Fogarina grape. They saved it from extinction, in fact, on their tiny estate - only making around 10,000 organically-grown bottles a year. This a completely dry, unfiltered Lambrusco, perfectly suited to an afternoon in the shade. Bubbles always make for a fun wine, and red bubbles crank the fun to 11. It's one higher.

Serving Suggestion: Cured meat and aged cheese - sopressata, prosciutto, Spanish chorizo, Parmigiano Reggiano, Manchego, Comté ... Don't forget the fig jam!

15.99

21 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

3 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.

16.99

33 in stock

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2016 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{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.

16.99

10 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

18 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

40 in stock

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2015 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{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

1 in stock

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2015 Lisboa Tinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

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

{sustainable} 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonez, 20% Merlot

VIBRANT BLACK FRUIT, MEDIUM BODIED, FOOD-FRIENDLY & VERSATILE

A lighter and more refreshing yet still inky, concentrated red from the tiny, impressively diverse vineyards of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this tinto utilizes two of Portugal’s most widespread grapes. Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (the southern Portuguese name for Spain’s Tempranillo) are joined, less expectedly, by a kiss of Merlot. The estate’s cool, atlantic mesoclimate contributes to the an overall impression of tangy brightness, making this wine fantastically versatile with food.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken w/ asparagus & peppery smashed potato. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses (like brie or triple cream).

15.99

59 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

1 in stock

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2016 Locorotondo Bianco "Antico" (Pastini, I)

I Pastini, Locorotondo Bianco "Antico", Puglia, Italy 2016

{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

18 in stock

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2016 Loureiro "Colheita Selecionada" (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))

Socalos do Douro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Louriero, Vinho Verde, Portugal 2016

100% Loureiro

PASSIONFRUIT & YUZU, CRISP & EXHILARATING, ELIXIR-ESQUE

The Loureiro grape is a native of northern Portugal’s Minho (aka the Vinho Verde region), and, while its name is certainly not a household one,the variety has graced the lips of many wine lovers. This enchantingly radiant rendition combines an intense tropicality with elegant mineralistic flourishes and an appropriately delicate herbal quality (its name does mean “laurel,” after all) that recalls its cool-climated, hilly origins – reminiscent of springtime Appalachia.

Serving Suggestion: Bay leaf-grilled trout w/ mango salsa. Jamaican tempeh turnovers w/ Vidalia, cumin, & mustard seed.

14.99

16 in stock

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2013 Macon-Azé (Teppes de Chatenay, Domaine des)

Domaine de Teppes de Chatenay, Macon-Aze, Burgundy, France 2013

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP ORCHARD FRUIT, ANTIQUE CEDAR & POTPOURRI, BRIGHT & FIRM

At the heart of Burgundy’s sprawling, southern, Chardonnay-centric Maconnais region, the Macon Aze AOC exists exclusively for the production of white wines, and we’ve come to expect quality and variety from its output. This offering is a firm, bright, and oldschool manifestation of the grape and represents neither Chardonnay’s creamier, more voluptuous potential or its ultra-clean, citrusy side. Instead, a rustically orchard-ish and malic with the subtle, lightly cedary perfume of old oak barrels combine to create a refreshing, old-world delight.

Serving Suggestion: Chicken (or tuna) salad sandwich w/ green apple on pumpernickel w/ leafy greens. Chardonnay-battered tempura onion rings & artichoke hearts w/ miso soup w/ deep fried tofu & shiitakes.

19.99

33 in stock

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2017 Macon-Peronne (Gandines, Domaine des)

Domaine des Gandines, Macon-Peronne Blanc, Burgundy, France 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

FULL & FLAVORFUL, LEMON, HAZELNUT, CARAMEL. SERIOUS!

Gandines really surprised us with this compelling, and serious White Burgundy. Fully ripe and lush, but with juicy acidity and complex minerality. This kind of power usually comes from the big boys north of the Macon in the Cotes de Beaune. Aged in enormous 3000 liter old oak barrels that soften the wine without giving it any oak flavor, it is possibly the most impressive Chardonnay available at this price!

Serving Suggestion: Steamed or raw oysters. Black sea bass poached in olive oil with fresh thyme. Roast turkey with truffles or chanterelles.

15.99

23 in stock

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2016 Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

FRESH CITRUS & ACACIA, LEES & MINERAL

From Celine & Laurent Tripoz, who are literally “garage winemakers,” comes this purest, cleanest expression of Chardonnay sans oak and without exposure to man-made chemicals of any sort (the vineyards are entirely organic - biodynamic even). Mouthwatering and delicious with great elegance and balance, this is a shining example of this classic grape from its home turf, which unsurprisingly makes some of the best Chardonnays in the world.

Serving Suggestion: Steamed or raw oysters. Mixed seafood soup (Fruits de mers or bouillabaisse). Aged chevre.

19.99

17 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

11 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

13 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

12 in stock

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2014 Madiran "Cuvee Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2014

{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

44 in stock

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2016 Malagousia (Zafeirakis, Domaine)

Domaine Zafeirakis, Malagousia, Tyrnavos, Greece 2016

100% Malagousia

FRESH & FLORAL, TROPICAL & CITRUSY, RICH

Many Greek white wines are lean, high acid, and mineral driven - think Assyrtiko. Here's a Greek white for lovers of the Rhone Valley, bursting with mango, nectarine, lime, and floral aromas, with a full, rich mouthfeel reminiscent of Viognier. The trademark acidity and minerality are still there, don't worry - but they're acting in harmony with the other players on the stage. It's what Dionysus would have wanted, being the god of wine and theatre (and madness, but let's not worry about that yet).

Serving suggestion: Dolmades stuffed w/ rice, pine nuts, fennel root, & minced chicken. Astakomakaronada - boiled lobster served over pasta, in a garlicky tomato & wine sauce.

19.99

14 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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2017 Malbec Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2017

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

32 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.

14.99

13 in stock

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2015 Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais" (Cros, Domaine du)

Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais", Southwest, France 2015

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

1 in stock

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2016 Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais" (Cros, Domaine du)

Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais", Southwest, France 2016

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

4 in stock

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2016 Marsanne (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Marsanne, Vin de Pays Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhone Valley, France 2016 {biodynamic}

100% Marsanne

STARFRUIT & QUINCE, LIME ZEST & MINT, MINERAL

Marsanne has overtaken its similar and more widespread parent variety, Roussanne, as the headliner in the rare but resplendent whites of the Northern Rhone. Usually appearing in blends alongside the aforementioned older grape, it appears here in monologue mode with vibrant orchard fruit, mineral, and undercurrents of musky tropicality – delightfully fresh and modern while retaining ethereal mystique.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey w/ chestnut/apple stuffing. Chickpea flour quiche w/ spinach & criminis.

15.99

73 in stock

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2014 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2014

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

16 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2015

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

9 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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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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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

15 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2016

88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah

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

35 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2015

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

45 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2015

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

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

7 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.

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2013 Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

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

10 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

9 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.

18.99

39 in stock

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2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "S. Michele" (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo , Abruzzo, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

CONCENTRATED BLACK CHERRY, MELLOW RED PEPPER, DYNAMIC AND SILKY

Centorame is led by Lamberto Vannuci, who started the winery in 2002 with just 3 hectares. He has gradually expanded, using only solar power, cow manure, and old-school pergola trellising to maintain his 12 hectares on the slopes of Abruzzo. His Montepulciano is hand-harvested late in the season from an organic 4 hectare parcel. 20 days of skin contact and a year of bottle aging complete the painstaking process to create a beautifully textured and dynamic wine with a big, bright nose and a round, softly spicy finish. 

Serving Suggestion: Aromatic braised lamb with charred red sweet peppers, orzo with roasted garlic and Roma tomatoes, crusty bread topped with melted Pecorino Fresco.

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11 in stock

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2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" , Abruzzo, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

DARK FRUIT, ELEGANT & OH-SO-DRINKABLE

Saddle up your horse and let’s ride out to the country - this is a picnic red if we’ve ever met one. The motto of the Abruzzo region perfectly describes it, "forte e gentile" (strong and gentle). It’s both robust and elegant, with soft tannins and gentle spice – aromatic and rich, full of juicy black plums and boysenberries, a whiff of saddle leather, a pinch of pipe tobacco. Grown in sandier soil closer to the Vomano River that runs north of the vineyards, it’s a touch paler and more delicate than Centorame’s “San Michele” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Serving suggestions: A basket full of proscuitto, green olives, & fresh red tomatoes w/ olive oil, caciocavallo cheese, burrata w/ country bread (torn apart with your hands). Eat & drink, then drowse in the warm grass & look at the shapes in the clouds while your horse grazes nearby.

12.99

53 in stock

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2015 Montsant "Altaroses" (Joan d'Anguera)

Joan d'Anguera, Garnatxa, Montsant, Spain 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Grenache

BLACKBERRIES & STRAWBERRY, LUSH SPICE, WHITE PEPPER

Northeastern Spain’s hotspot, Grenache-centric region of Priorat and the larger Montsant which surrounds it form a very appealing bullseye and have been, over the course of the past two decades, among the most revered regions for Spanish reds. This fantastic love letter to Grenache (locally called Garnatxa / Granaxta) exudes soft, ripe, berryish fruit and luscious swirls of gentle spice while maintaining a beautifully balanced structure and lively brightness and showcasing a regionally-typical jamon/proscuitto savoriness that comes from the area's high carbon soils..

Serving Suggestion: Black sausage w/ fava beans & steamed onions. Dark, rustic bread w/ olive oil & tomato. Lamb Vindaloo (but not too hot!)

17.99

7 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

1 in stock

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2015 Morellino di Scansano (Moris Farms)

Moris Farms, Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy, 2015

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

16 in stock

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2016 Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

LUSH LINGONBERRY & VIOLETS, GENTLE TEA LEAF TANNIN

This outing from Bulliat takes the pitch-perfect purity of fruit and mineralistic mettle that we cherish in all of their wines to a remarkably zesty zenith. Morgon has the reputation as one of the fullest-bodied, most serious of all Cru Beaujolais – deservedly so (you’d be serious too if you had dig through granite or schist. Deep violet in color, this is serious, vibrant, and impressively structured Gamay.

Serving Suggestion: Tender tandoori chicken or adobo w/ colorful bell peppers. Fried mashed potato cakes & sautéed shallots. Pumpkin empanadas w/ cinnamon, garlic, & ginger.

18.99

14 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.

14.99

11 in stock

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2017 Moscato d' Asti "Canelli" (Cascina Barisel)

Cascina Barisel, Moscato d’Asti “Canelli", Piemonte, Italy 2014 (sustainable} 100% Moscato

RIPE PEACH & HONEYDEW MELON, GLORIOUSLY TINY BUBBLES, SWEET BUT SERIOUS

Franco Penna credits his parents for instilling in him a deep reverence for nature: "I work mechanically, not with chemicals." He is dedicated to using organic methods to single-handedly maintain his 5-hectare family vineyard, where the vines wend their way through calcium-rich soil to reach underground springs. Boundlessly fresh fruit is achieved through careful hand-harvesting from 50-year-old vines. A labor of love, and a wine that will make you smile with every sip. 

Serving Suggestion: A lovely match for all those salty before-dinner bites. Classic pancetta-wrapped honeydew melon, oil-cured olives, Casatica di Bufala on well-seasoned crostini.

14.99

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2016 Moscato d' Asti "Vignot" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato d’Asti “Vignot", Piemonte, Italy 2016(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

20 in stock

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2017 Moscato d' Asti "Vignot" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato d’Asti “Vignot", Piemonte, Italy 2017(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

25 in stock

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2016 Moulin-à-Vent (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

GOJI & POMEGRANATE, DUSTY CEDAR & ORANGE ZEST, WINTER SPICE

Moulin-à-Vent, if not the outright king of the Beaujolais crus in terms of intensity, is certainly a contender. The affable Gamay shows its sterner side here, often without the softening impact of carbonic maceration. This example combines the classic juiciness and berryish perfume that draws many wine lovers to the best and brightest crus of Beaujolais with a spicy, oak-infused potpourri and a firmness that interestingly and impressively recalls youthful Nebbiolo. Voilà!

Serving Suggestion: Peking duck w/ hoisin sauce & grilled sweet potato wedges & string beans w/ shallots. Black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, walnuts, & sour cream.

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25 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.

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11 in stock

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2016 Muller-Thurgau "Cuvee A" (Anne Amie)

Anne Amie, Müller-Thurgau "Cuvee A," Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

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

7 in stock

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2015 Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine" Cotes de Grand Lieu - Grand Reserve - Sur Lies (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Dom. Herbauges, Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine", Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lie, Grand Reserve, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Melon

LASER-FOCUSED MINERALITY, SPRITZ AND PEARS

Herbauges overlooks the Grandlieu Lake, thus the name of this cuvée. This most prestigious vineyard is the top in the appellation. The AOC was created in 1995 and represents 17 communes around the Grandlieu. Intensely aromatic with pear and white chalk flavors, this very dry Muscadet shows a bit of spritz in the mouth from the wonderful acidity and literally mouthwatering flavors. Yes, a veritable lake in your mouth after you swallow!

Serving Suggestion: Shellfish is a must, and if you dip it in a little clarified butter you will have a wine powerful enough to complement and never compete. Crab, oyster, mussels, or scallops tonight?

14.99

3 in stock

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2016 Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine" Cotes de Grand Lieu - Grand Reserve - Sur Lies (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Dom. Herbauges, Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine", Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lie, Grand Reserve, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Melon

LASER-FOCUSED MINERALITY, SPRITZ AND PEARS

Herbauges overlooks the Grandlieu Lake, thus the name of this cuvée. This most prestigious vineyard is the top in the appellation. The AOC was created in 1995 and represents 17 communes around the Grandlieu. Intensely aromatic with pear and white chalk flavors, this very dry Muscadet shows a bit of spritz in the mouth from the wonderful acidity and literally mouthwatering flavors. Yes, a veritable lake in your mouth after you swallow!

Serving Suggestion: Shellfish is a must, and if you dip it in a little clarified butter you will have a wine powerful enough to complement and never compete. Crab, oyster, mussels, or scallops tonight?

14.99

12 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

9 in stock

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2015 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, 2015

{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

18 in stock

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2016 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, 2016

{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 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).

14.99

27 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

11 in stock

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2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise [375ml] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhone Valley, France 2016

{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

11 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?

19.99

11 in stock

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2015 Nebbiolo Langhe (Grasso, Silvio)

Silvio Grasso, Nebbiolo Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Nebbiolo

BRIGHT JUICY CHERRIES, ROSES, SPICE & EARTH

Nebbiolo for now? Yes please! The Grasso estate grows this stunner in La Morra, within the Barolo DOCG. Loads of bright cherries and raspberry jam are complemented by soft, firm tannins, dry rose petals, dusty chalk, and a kiss of oak, leading to a spicy finish. It's a glimpse of the elegance and power that Nebbiolo can achieve, while still being accessible enough to have with weekday dinner.

Serving Suggestion: Polenta fried in butter w/ caramelized leeks, & roasted mushrooms & fennel, topped w/ shaved prosciutto. Beef ribeye stir-fried w/ garlic, broccoli, red bell pepper, & five-spice, finished w/ soy sauce & sesame oil.

18.99

8 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

9 in stock

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2015 Negroamaro "Arcangelo" (Palama)

Palama, Negroamaro "Archangelo", Puglia, Italy 2015 100% Negroamaro

PLUM & RASPBERRY, CINNAMON CRUMBS, SUAVE & GENTLE

Of all the things we might accuse Puglia’s home-grown star, Negroamaro, of, gentleness probably wouldn’t be at the top of the list, but Niní Palamá has developed a notable and distinctive talent for taming the brooding reds that populate the Salento peninsula. This rendition carries forward the concentrated dark fruit and baking spices associated with the Negroamaro variety yet clocks in at an outlandishly reasonable 12.5% ABV with delicate tannin and guzzleable gusto!

Serving Suggestion: Charcoal-grilled sausage & minced pork skewers w/ rosemary, parsley, & grated pecorino. Baked potato & eggplant w/ parmesan, puréed tomatoes, & garlic.

12.99

1 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

24 in stock

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2016 Nero d'Avola (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Nero d'Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2016

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

59 in stock

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2017 Niellucciu Rose (Poli, Domaine Eric)

Domaine Eric Poli, Niellucciu Rose, Corscia, France 2017

100% Niellucciu

14.99

25 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

1 in stock

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2014 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

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

14 in stock

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2016 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

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

11 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

1 in stock

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2015 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2015

{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

46 in stock

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2016 Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali", Abruzzo, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Pecorino

LEMONY FRESH & ZESTY, FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, LIGHTLY SMOKY

Lamberto Vannucci’s “Scuderie Ducali” wines are named after a popular tourist attraction near his vineyards - a horse training facility. And the Pecorino grape is named because sheep, pecora in Italian, supposedly love to eat it as they’re herded down the hills and through the vineyards. This may be a perfect wine to have after a vigorous session of training a horse or herding some sheep - bright, clean, and zesty lemon citrus, with just a touch of jasmine flower and fresh herbs. Fresh and refreshing, it’s as at home in your glass on a hot summer day as it would be on the dinner table.

Serving suggestions: In a delicious quirk of fate, Pecorino cheese! Fish soup w/ tomatoes, rosemary, vinegar, & a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes.

12.99

11 in stock

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2017 Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali", Abruzzo, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Pecorino

LEMONY FRESH & ZESTY, FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, LIGHTLY SMOKY

Lamberto Vannucci’s “Scuderie Ducali” wines are named after a popular tourist attraction near his vineyards - a horse training facility. And the Pecorino grape is named because sheep, pecora in Italian, supposedly love to eat it as they’re herded down the hills and through the vineyards. This may be a perfect wine to have after a vigorous session of training a horse or herding some sheep - bright, clean, and zesty lemon citrus, with just a touch of jasmine flower and fresh herbs. Fresh and refreshing, it’s as at home in your glass on a hot summer day as it would be on the dinner table.

Serving suggestions: In a delicious quirk of fate, Pecorino cheese! Fish soup w/ tomatoes, rosemary, vinegar, & a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes.

12.99

47 in stock

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2017 Petillant (Vi d'Agulla) (Avinyo)

Avinyó, Blanco "Petillant", Penedes, Spain, 2017

{sustainable} 90% Muscat, 10% Maccabeu

SUPER AROMATIC, DRY & LIGHTLY FIZZY

Avinyó is owned by the Esteve Nadal family in the heart of Barcelona. The father planted vines 50 years ago to make sparkling wine for his friends. Today their children have taken over and continue working with free run juice to make fine quality sparkling wines and this top notch, lightly fizzy white called "Petillant." Made from Petit Grain Muscat, it has aromas of crushed red berries, honeysuckle and green apple. The palate is dry even though the wine is highly aromatic. This is really cool stuff and a must taste wine.

Serving Suggestion: This is more delicate so pair with white flaky seafood courses, salads, ceviché and broth based soups.

13.99

31 in stock

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2016 Petillant Naturel "Amrita" (Anne Amie)

Anne Amie, Petillant Naturel "Amrita," Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

17.99

31 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

6 in stock

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2016 Petite Sirah (Dancing Coyote)

Dancing Coyote, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, CA 2016

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

13 in stock

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2016 Petite Sirah "The Heritage Collection" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, Heritage Collection Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA 2016

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

7 in stock

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2017 Pic Saint-Loup "Le Rosé" (Lancyre, Chateau de)

Chateau de Lancyre, Pic Saint Loup, "Le Rosé", Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France 2017

{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

20 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

1 in stock

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2017 Piedirosso Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Piedirosso, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2017

{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

13 in stock

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2017 Pineau d'Aunis Rose (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Pineau d'Aunis Rose, Loire Valley, France 2017

{sustainable} 100% Pinot d'Aunis

STRAWBERRY & PLUM BLOSSOM, FLINT & FENNEL POLLEN

Pineau d’Aunis, a grape with a storied history in France’s Loire Valley - particularly the northernmost regions lying above Touraine, is a cool-climate specialist. While it is increasingly well-regarded for its very distinctive, earthy reds, its best known role is that of being vinified as pretty, subtle, yet characterful rosés. It’s perfectly cast in this offering from Domaine de la Rochette, acting as an ambassador for the variety’s strengths while also simply serving up a deliciously refreshing, crisp, clean sipper.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ dill, fennel pollen, & lemon crème fraiche. Mild green papaya salad w/ toasted peanuts, fish sauce, & scallions.

15.99

58 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

9 in stock

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2016 Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder) "Vom Stein" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Pinot Bianco/Weissburgunder "Vom Stein", Alto Adige, Italy 2016

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

19 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

10 in stock

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2015 Pinot Blanc (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2015

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.

14.99

7 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

1 in stock

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2016 Pinot Grigio "Jesera" (Venica)

Venica, Pinot Grigio "Jesera", Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2016

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

21 in stock

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2016 Pinot Grigio (Rulander) "15" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Pinot Grigio (Rulander) "15," Alto Adige, Italy 2016

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.

16.99

11 in stock

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2016 Pinot Gris (Lone Birch)

Lone Birch, Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, Washington State 2016

12.99

113 in stock

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2016 Pinot Gris (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

{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.

16.99

10 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

5 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

3 in stock

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2016 Pinot Gris "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)

Milbrandt Vineyards, Pinot Gris "Traditions", Columbia Valley, WA 2016

100% Pinot Gris

FRESH ANJOU PEAR, CRISP ITALIAN 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 palate is clean, crisp & minerally. 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.

Serving suggestions: A great match with sautéed squash & zucchini, classic sushi, simply roasted turkey, or pork tenderloin.

13.99

53 in stock

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2016 Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken "Nackenheimer" (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken, Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

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.

14.99

14 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

7 in stock

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2016 Pinot Gris, Reserve (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Gris Reserve, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

{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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2016 Pinot Nero "Terrazze" (Mazzolino, Tenuta)

Tenuta Mazzolino, Pinot Nero "Terrazze", Pavia Lombardia, Italy 2016

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.

15.99

11 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Pinot Noir, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{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.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ Herbes de Provence & rustic risotto. Truffle-infused cheddar & cherry preserves w/ balsamic vinegar.

19.99

80 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Martinolles, Domaine de)

Domaine de Martinolles, Pinot Noir, Languedoc, France 2016

100% Pinot Noir

RED PLUM, BRIGHT CHERRY, SUBTLE SPICE

The region of Limoux in France's Languedoc is something of a conundrum. Most of its neighbors cultivate the famous Mediterranean varietals like Grenache and Syrah, but Limoux often focuses on specialties normally associated with more northerly regions. Its cooling Atlantic influence has made it famous for sparkling wines and the best French Chardonnays outside of Burgundy, so it's no surprise that Limoux should provide a fabulous haven for elegant, healthy Pinot Noir. This one is balanced and food-friendly with vibrant black cherry fruit and a touch of peppery intrigue. A truly exceptional value!

Serving Suggestion: Crepes filled with smoked salmon and seasoned with dill and horseradish. Cornish hens stuffed with minced pork, mushrooms, and shallot.

12.99

7 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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2015 Pinot Noir (Schafer)

Schafer, Pinot Noir, Mettenheimer Schlossberg, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

100% Pinot Noir

SOFT YET LIVELY, SUPPLE RED FRUIT

Volker Schäfer has made his mark as a great German winemaker specializing in red wines. The estate owned by Volker and his father 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

3 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Pinot Noir trocken QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

{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

21 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Montinore Estate)

Montinore Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

{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.

19.99

70 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss, Pinot Noir, Mendocino, CA 2015

100% Pinot Noir

19.99

29 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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2016 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

39 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Eveline" (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Pinot Noir "Eveline," Burgenland, Austria, 2015

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

69 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir Rosé (Yamhill Valley Vineyards)

Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2017

100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY, CHERRY, & LIME, FRESH & LIGHT

Since 1983, Yamhill Valley Vineyards has been wow-ing the world with their wonderful Willamette wines, and their rosé is no exception. Generous juicy cherry, strawberry, lime, and watermelon rind meet up with subtle mineral flavors; it's zesty, crisp, clean and oh-so-refreshing. This is a front-porch sipper if we've ever met one, but its bright acidity would complement a wide range of foods. Three cheers for pink Pinot!

Serving suggestion: Soft, bloomy-rind cheese - Brillat-Savarin or Humboldt Fog, perhaps - w/ cured saucisson & cornichons. Sitting on your front porch w/ your feet up, relaxing & watching the sun set.

19.99

26 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir Rosé Frizzante (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Pinot Noir Rosé Frizzante, Burgenland, Austria 2017

{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.

15.99

1 in stock

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2015 Pinotage "Old Bush Vines" (Warwick)

Warwick, Pinotage "Old Bush Vines", Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015

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

12 in stock

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2016 Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CokoriKo" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CocoriKo", Languedoc, France, 2016

{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

1 in stock

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2016 Prieto Picudo Tinto "Gamonal" (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Prieto Picudo Tinto "Gamonal", Tierra de Leon,Spain 2016

100% Prieto Picudo

BLACKBERRY, EARTHY SPICE & VANILLA, SUAVE RICHNESS

The Alonso family handpicks this single vineyard wine before sending it underground to barrel age in their 300 year old cave winery. This is a rich, elegant expression of the rare Prieto Picudo, a grape whose thick skins and paucity of juice make for great intensity but also balance. In this reserve bottling, oak accentuates rather than masking the grape's unique personality and spice.

Serving suggestion: The food of León is rich and rustic, and this is the wine to match. Smoky brisket, hearty beef stew, or maybe charcuterie board w/ an extra helping of bresola.

18.99

6 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

21 in stock

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2015 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

79 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

95 in stock

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2013 Red Blend "Retro Red" (Joullian Vineyards)

Dancing Coyote, Petite Sirah, Carmel Valley, Monterey, California 2013

47% Zinfandel, 28% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Black Muscat

15.99

53 in stock

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2014 Red Blend "The Shepherd" (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Red Blend "The Shepard", Carneros, CA 2014

Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY SPICE, VANILLA RICHNESS

“Crikey, what a beaut!” as the late, great Steve Irwin might have said of some enormous and ungainly reptile, and while we’re in the wrong continent, and this bountiful blend from Truchard is by no means clumsy, the sense of awe and fun-filled adventure makes the comparison inevitable! Yes, inevitable. Brimming with the spicy extroversion of ripe Zin and Syrah as well as the round, oak-loving suppleness of Tempranillo, this unexpected blend hits every nail on the head as a bold, smooth buddy of an imbibement that you’ll never forget.

Serving Suggestion: Pork belly & portobello biscuits w/ black pepper & pickled beet slaw. Hearty autumn burritos w/ sweet potato, black beans, cumin, walnuts, & roasted apple.

19.99

21 in stock

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2015 Red Blend [250ml can/4pk] (Dancing Coyote)

Dancing Coyote, Red Blend, Clarksburg, CA 2015

Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Loureiro

19.99

1 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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2014 Ribeiro Tinto "Eidos Ermos" (Rodriguez Vasquez, Luis)

Luis Rodriguez Vasquez, "Eidos Ermos" Ribeiro Tinto, Ribeiro, Spain 2014

Souson, Caiño, Brancellao, Ferrol

{Sustainable}

19.99

11 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Riesling, Alsace, France 2014 {organic}

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.

16.99

1 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Xabregas)

Xabregas Estate, Mount Barker, 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

2 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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2016 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

35 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 "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

2 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

6 in stock

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2016 Riesling (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Riesling [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Riesling

STONY CITRUS & HERBS, DRY, RACY & LEAN

Everyone’s favorite Austrian wunderkind winemaker has done it again! Paul Direder’s newest offering falls neatly in line with rest of his lineup - quaffable and uncomplicated. Fans of his (or any, really) Grüner Veltliner will appreciate this dry, bright, and lively Riesling, with zesty lemon and lime, light herbal flavors, set before a backdrop of stony minerals. Whoever said good things come in small packages clearly never got their hands on this liter of Riesling.

Serving suggestion: Shrimp & vegetable tempura w/ soy, ginger, mirin, & rice vinegar dipping sauce. Warm, creamy potato salad w/ bacon, boiled egg, smoked paprika, tarragon, & cracked black pepper.

12.99

22 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

2 in stock

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2016 Riesling Dry "Magnus" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Dry "Magnus", Mosel, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

TART PINEAPPLE & ZESTY LIME, CLEAN SLATE, ANGULAR ACIDITY

With no residual sugar to be found, this driest offering among the “Wolf Wines” from Staffelter Hof teams with the signature tropical citrus and minerality of modern Mosel offerings and does so enticingly and accessibly. Named “Magnus” for a helpful wolf who lived a millennium ago and helped the ancestors of Staffelter Hof when they found themselves with no beast of burden to help ferry stones around (for some reason). Appropriate for a wine whose vibrant glimmer makes us want to howl at the moon!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked haddock & poached egg salad w/ watercress, spinach, lemon juice, & mustard. Washed rind cheeses of relatively gentle intensity.

13.99

6 in stock

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2016 Riesling Feinherb (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef), Riesling QbA "Dr. Thanisch", Mosel, Germany 2016

{organic} 100% Riesling

ASSERTIVE CITRUS, A SLEDGEHAMMER OF SLATE, TART AND TALENTED

Intensely minerally, this is a Riesling that, while still a refreshing pleasure to sip, is as serious is its charcoal-colored label. Tiptoeing from Riesling’s classically intense lemon essence into almost Sauvignon-like territory with its pronounced grapefruit (and even gooseberry) tartness washing over the predominate unyielding slate, there is an overall impression of outstanding vitality and rigidity which prevails over the tasting experience. It’s clear from the beginning that this Riesling isn’t going to put up with any nonsense. The Mosel has a long-solidified reputation as one of Riesling’s largest looming capitals, and it’s certainly a contender for yielding the very best. Case in point...

Serving Suggestion: Kielbasa w/ warm apple-bacon slaw. Pineapple pizza w/ ricotta, bacon, & pickled red onion.

15.99

6 in stock

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2015 Riesling Halbtrocken "Handwerk" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Handwerk" Halbtrocken, Mosel, Germany 2015 {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).

15.99

73 in stock

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2016 Riesling Kabinett (Schneider, Jakob)

Jakob Schneider, Riesling Kabinett 1L, Nahe, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

16.99

4 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay", Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

KIWI & KEY LIME, GRANNY SMITH, RIPE YET RAZORY

Germany’s Mosel, while probably not the precise origin of the Riesling grape, is practically a prism that focuses the variety’s unremitting personality into its most distinctively defined, dictionary-worthy depictions. In fact, the razory zenith reached can, at times, be a bit much for some of us, but this offering from “the home of the wolf” and the estate’s Klein family beautifully tempers that fierce freshness with ripe, round citrus, and a kiss of sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon w/ spicy watermelon gazpacho. Simi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses.

18.99

37 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2015

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.

19.99

15 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

43 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett Feinherb "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

54 in stock

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2016 Riesling Langenlois (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling, Kamptal, Austria 2016 {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.

19.99

17 in stock

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2016 Riesling Spatlese "Oppenheimer Sacktrager" (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Spatlese "Oppenheimer Sacktraeger", Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

Off-Dry, A Little Spritz & Full-Bodied, Fresh Fruit

Dr. Heyden is a shining star in the Rheinhessen region. This Oppenheimer Sacktraeger Riesling is "late harvested" for richness and full-bodied texture. With great acidity balancing the sweetness, the wine doesn't taste all that sweet on the palate. Lively, fresh and spritzy on the tongue, this white is ready to drink showing peach, apricot and lemon. The complexity and length of flavor have to be tasted to be believed. This is a great German wine.

Serving Suggestions: The off-dry nature makes this perfect with Indian food, Thai food and spicy dishes from Mexican/Latino cuisine.

17.99

70 in stock

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2016 Riesling Sweet "Knackarsch" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Sweet "Knackarsch", Mosel, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

LEMON-LIME & PEACH, LIGHT SWEETNESS, A THIRST QUENCHER!

Every bit as lusty as its label cheekily suggests, this gem from Staffhelter Hof represents a perhaps more frivolous, fun side of the famously elegant, intellectual pleasures often offered by Mosel wines. It’s actually hard to stop sipping once you’ve begun as the satiating refreshment is simply the source of additional cravings! The amorous wolf depicted on the label is “Magnus,” the fabled guardian of the estate. Once you taste the wine, you’ll understand why he’s so excited.

Serving Suggestion: Claypot crab w/ brown sugar, sesame, & glass noodles. Tropical slaw w/ pineapple, mango, cilantro, & lime juice.

13.99

6 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.

13.99

3 in stock

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2015 Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk" (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk", Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

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

33 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

2 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke", Mosel, Germany 2015

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

72 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Spatlese "Piesporter Goldtropfchen" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Spatlese "Piesporter Goldtropfchen", Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

TART PINEAPPLE & SAVORY-SWEET LEMON, ETHEREAL PETROL NOTES & FLINTY RICHNESS

Straight outta Piesport, this fiercely intense and enthrallingly balanced Riesling showcases the famous collision of decadent richness and razory acidity that has helped to make the ripeness and residual sugar of classic Mosel Spätlese famous. Dangerously refreshing and awe-inspiringly elegant, this charmer sweeps us off of our feet and leaves us with a shimmering impression of energy, vitality, and generosity.

Serving Suggestion: Pineapple-glazed ham w/ lemon-seasoned green beans, almond flakes, & garlic. Ricotta pizza w/ pickled onions & diced sweet bell peppers.

19.99

8 in stock

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2016 Riesling, Trocken (dry) [1 liter] (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Riesling Trocken [1 liter], Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

LEMON & KIWI, BRIGHT ACIDITY, VERY DRY

A decade ago, we visited this winery while on a German wine-buying trip. 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

5 in stock

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2017 Rioja Alavesa Blanco (Ostatu, Bodegas)

Ostatu, Alavesa Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2017

85% Viura, 15% Malvasia

LEMON & ANJOU PEAR, FLORAL, LUSH BUT SUBTLE & DRY

Ostatu's unoaked white Rioja comes to us courtesy of 60-70 year Viura vines with just a twist of Malvasia (15%) 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

5 in stock

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2016 Rioja Blanco "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2016

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

8 in stock

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2017 Rioja Blanco "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2017

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

21 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

5 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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2013 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2013

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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2013 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2013

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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2014 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2014

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

1 in stock

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2015 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2015

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

8 in stock

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2015 Rioja Tinto "6 Cepas" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "6 Cepas" Rioja Tinto, La Rioja, Spain 2015

100% Tempranillo

14.99

16 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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2016 Rioja Tinto "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Tinto, Rioja, Spain 2016

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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2017 Rioja Tinto "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Tinto, Rioja, Spain 2017

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

18 in stock

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2015 Rioja Tinto Joven (Akutain)

Akutain, Rioja Tinto Joven, Rioja, Spain 2015

100% Tempranillo

15.99

13 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

1 in stock

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2016 Rkatsateli (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes, NY 2015

100% Rkatsiteli

PEAR & GENTLY TROPICAL FRUIT, FLORAL NOTES & SWEET SPICE

The ancient Rkatsiteli grape is native to the nation of Georgia – the cradle of viticultural pursuits. This charming example, however, hails from the Finger Lakes of New York and brims with vibrant acidity and fresh flowers on the nose. Layers of tree and tropical fruit extend into crispness on the finish, leading to an overall impression of roundness and zeal. If you're searching for a new, exotic discover, look no further!

Serving Suggestion: Spicy curry w/ kaffir lime. Dry spice- rubbed chicken or fish.

17.99

12 in stock

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2017 Rose of Grenache (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2017

{organic} 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

12 in stock

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2017 Rose of Pinot Noir (Zotovich Vineyards)

Zotovich Vineyards, Rose of Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, US 2017

100% Pinot Noir

19.99

7 in stock

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2017 Rosso "Anthos" (Correggia, Matteo)

Matteo Correggia, Rosso "Anthos", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Bracchetto

BERRYISH AROMAS, PASTORAL VIBES, BRIGHT YET SOFT

Before passing away too young, Matteo Corregia was a pioneer in his corner of the Piemonte, Roero. His widow continued has his vision, and this wine is a great example. Her “Anthos” cuvée is made from the Brachetto grape – only ever seen in the Piemonte and almost exclusively used in light, sweet, fizzy wines. This beautiful red, however, is dry, serious, and elegant. Simultaneously delicate and expansive, it strikes us as being both gentle and generous with its berryish intensity, soft tannin, and floral tones.

Serving suggestions: Savory borscht w/ sour cream & shredded carrot. Holiday ham feast w/ breadcrumb casserole & cranberry sauce.

19.99

28 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

12 in stock

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2015 Rosso Conero "Piancarda" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Rosso Conero "Piancarda", Marche, Italy 2015

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

15 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

1 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

11 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

12 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

36 in stock

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2015 Rosso, Veneto "Scaia" Corvina (Sant'Antonio, Tenuta)

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

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

2 in stock

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2017 Rosé (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Rosé, Lisboa, Portugal 2017

{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.

12.99

49 in stock

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2017 Rosé (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Rosé, Napa Valley, CA 2017

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.

19.99

12 in stock

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2016 Rosé "Cabochard" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Cabochard Rosé, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

CRANBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, RED LICORICE & CANDLE WAX

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last nine years and loves his rosé so much that he makes three different versions. The Cabochard is crisp with aromas of sun-dried cranberry, red licorice and spicy candle wax - more floral than fruity with light mineral on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Afternoon picnic fare like cold fried chicken, summer squash casserole, and pickled watermelon. Versatile with everything from savory pork to fish.

13.99

15 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Cabochard" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Cabochard Rosé, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

CRANBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, RED LICORICE & CANDLE WAX

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last nine years and loves his rosé so much that he makes three different versions. The Cabochard is crisp with aromas of sun-dried cranberry, red licorice and spicy candle wax - more floral than fruity with light mineral on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Afternoon picnic fare like cold fried chicken, summer squash casserole, and pickled watermelon. Versatile with everything from savory pork to fish.

15.99

38 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Feuersbrunn" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Rosé, Wagram, Austria 2017

{sustainable} 34% Zweigelt, 33% Syrah, 33% Merlot

BRIGHT RED BERRY, ZIPPY, MINERALLY & CRISP

A fourth generation winemaker, Anton Bauer has built a reputation for his exacting attention to detail while making traditionally-styled wines in the hills of Wagram. Dry, minerally, and floral with fruit character reminiscent of tangy red berries, and white cherry, this rosé leans a bit more toward what we might describe as "Provençal" in style than it has in previous vintages – light in color and body but bold in flavor and aroma!

Serving Suggestion: Delightful with pea shoot salad, nectarine sections and grilled 'n chilled shrimp; Chicken with Caesar salad dressing and romaine lettuce on a grilled roll.

13.99

70 in stock

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2017 Rosé (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Rosé [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2017

Zweigelt, Blauberger

BRIGHT RASPBERRY & CHERRY, CLEAN & LEAN, VERY DRY WITH GENEROUS FRUIT

The newest arrival from Paul Direder's small, coveted, and impressively affordable stable of Wagram-borne wines is a rosé featuring the collaboration between two quintessentially Austrian red grapes. The Zweigelt grape and its lesser-known half-brother, Blauburger, have less than a century of existence under their belts, but that doesn't deter them from fueling this light-bodied, pale, and very flavorful dry rosé with spry wisdom and vibrant energy. Relatively low in alcohol, this is destined to become one of our favorite diurnal sippers in no time!

Serving Suggestion: Yakitori skewers – chicken, quail egg, & pork belly! Other preparations of crispy grilled chicken. Peppery fried red cabbage, onion, & diced pineapple.

12.99

10 in stock

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2017 Rosé de Loire (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Rosé de Loire, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{organic} 50% Gamay, 50% Grolleau

CHERRY & TART DAMSON PLUM, JUICY & CRISP, WISPY MINERAL

A collaboration between the famous Gamay and the decidedly less famous but very rosé-friendly workhorse grape, Grolleau, this vibrant, ruby-tented sipper is an elegantly expressive and beautifully balanced representative of what we love about Middle Loire rosé. While it hails from Anjou, it’s a very different beast from the famously off-dry blushes of the Anjou region we might have expected a generation ago. No, this one is completely dry with flourishes of red berry and tart, stone fruit-like flavors. The finish is cleansing and supported by delicately mineralistic notes, making this a great companion for delicate, salty dishes with high acidity and/or creamy consistencies.

Serving Suggestion: Gravlax. Cold rice vermicelli salad w/ cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, diced jalapeño, & rice wine vinegar.

12.99

2 in stock

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2015 Rouge Fronton "Façon Puzzle" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombiere, "Façon Puzzle" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 80% Négrette, 20% Syrah

15.99

9 in stock

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2015 Roussette de Savoie (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Roussette de Savoie, Savoie, France 2015

100% Altesse

16.99

4 in stock

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2016 Roussette de Savoie (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Roussette de Savoie, Savoie, France 2016

100% Altesse

16.99

17 in stock

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2016 Saint-Chinian "Les Terres Blanches" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Les Terres Blanches", Languedoc, France 2016

{biodynamic) 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRIES, GARRIGUES. FIRM & FIERCELY PURPLE

Nestled amongst the garrigues surrounded by pine forest, the few acres of Borie la Vitarele's oldest vines are treated like a private garden employing biodynamic compost made from local plants. Hand-harvesting ensures quality, and the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Dark purple, it exudes fresh aromas of ripe raspberries, thyme, and lavender. The generous aromas of black fruit, dark chocolate, and light vanilla oak are utterly seductive.

Serving Suggestion: Leg of lamb roasted slowly w/ garlic & rosemary. Washed rind cheeses w/ chutney; shish kabobs.

16.99

75 in stock

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2015 Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion (Macquin, Chateau)

Chateau Macquin, Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2015

18.99

17 in stock

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2016 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

10 in stock

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2017 Samling 88 (Scheurebe) (Strauss)

Strauss, Samling 88 Classic, Scheurebe, Steiermark, Austria, 2017

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

18 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

4 in stock

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2013 Sangiovese (Pietra Santa)

Pietra Santa Estate, Sangiovese, Cienega Valley, California 2013

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

2 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

12 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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2015 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

29 in stock

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2016 Saumur Blanc (Duveau, Famille)

Famille Duveau, Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2015

100% Chenin Blanc

Duveau Saumur Blanc

LEMON JUICE & GREEN ANJOU PEAR, SLATE, BOLD & BRIGHT

Though Chenin Blanc may count itself among the most immediately recognizable varieties, its Loire Valley range from lean, clean, and refreshingly mean (Savennières & Saumur) to expansive and resoundingly ripe (Vouvray & various dessert offerings) can be a bit confounding for some. This offering from Saumur, unsurprisingly, falls hard into the former camp. Racy and radiant, it brims with acidity, searing citrus, and white-fleshed tree fruit that will refresh the living daylights out of you! So good with buttery and fatty fare…

Serving Suggestion: Grilled rainbow trout w/ bountiful butter, white pepper, & ground thyme. Hearty, wholegrain toast w/ soft boiled egg & white truffle oil.

16.99

15 in stock

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2015 Saumur-Champigny (Duveau, Famille)

Famille Duveau, Saumur-Champigny, Loire Valley, France 2015

100% Cabernet Franc

DAMSON PLUM & CURRANT, FORESTY HERBS, GRAPHITE & VIOLETS

Saumur and the more revered (exclusively red) Saumur Champigny provide us with some of the most elegant, delicate, and aromatic Cabernet Franc we’ll encounter. The gentle, silky tannins and extroverted purple-red fruit are subtle and seductive, supported by a potpourri of dill, juniper, and dried flowers which, while the wines in question are undeniably different, could make sought after Oregonian Pinots positively green with envy. Formerly among our selections as Domaine Guilloterie, Patrice and Philippe Duveau’s wines have long been among our favorites from this enclave of the Loire Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Crispy grilled chicken wings with dill, rosemary, & greek cucumber yogurt sauce. Baked/broiled Brussels sprouts w/ Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and butter.

18.99

12 in stock

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2011 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

8 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

12 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Sauvignon Blanc, Lisboa, Portugal 2016

{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.

17.99

45 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Sauvignon Blanc, Lisboa, Portugal 2017

{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.

18.99

12 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

6 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Calcu, Vinedos)

Calcu, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2016

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

5 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Calcu, Vinedos)

Calcu, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2017

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

7 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2016

TANGERINE & MANGOSTEEN, GRAPEFRUIT ZEST, PIÑA COLADA

While Sauvignon Blanc isn’t one of the variety’s that Washington wine lovers would be likely to count out as the states mainstays on five fingers, the hot, dry conditions east of the Cascades yields results similar to those of Napa or warmer mesoclimates in Chilés Valle Central. Constituting a counterpoint to the intensely grapefruit-centric renditions of New Zealand and the variety’s home turf in the Loire Valley, this suavely tropical and mouthwateringly aromatic offering is simultaneously sultry and summery.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled mahi w/ avocado & toasted corn salad. Vietnamese cellophane noodle salad w/ bell peppers, oranges, carrots, basil, & rice vinegar.

14.99

6 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2017

TANGERINE & MANGOSTEEN, GRAPEFRUIT ZEST, PIÑA COLADA

While Sauvignon Blanc isn’t one of the variety’s that Washington wine lovers would be likely to count out as the states mainstays on five fingers, the hot, dry conditions east of the Cascades yields results similar to those of Napa or warmer mesoclimates in Chilés Valle Central. Constituting a counterpoint to the intensely grapefruit-centric renditions of New Zealand and the variety’s home turf in the Loire Valley, this suavely tropical and mouthwateringly aromatic offering is simultaneously sultry and summery.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled mahi w/ avocado & toasted corn salad. Vietnamese cellophane noodle salad w/ bell peppers, oranges, carrots, basil, & rice vinegar.

14.99

20 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

57 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA 2016

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

7 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2016

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

34 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2017

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

37 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA 2017

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

39 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

5 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc "3 Brooms" (Barker's Marque)

Barker's Marque, "3 Brooms" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ 2017

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.

17.99

76 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota", Piemonte, Italy 2016 {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.

14.99

60 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

37 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc "Momo" (Seresin)

Seresin, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016

{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

12 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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2016 Sauvignon Blanc Wairarapa (Paddy Borthwick)

Paddy Borthwick, Sauvignon Blanc, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

CANTALOUPE & MELON. RIPE PASSIONFRUIT. LYCEE & GOOSEBERRY. FRESH ACIDITY.

Having only 3% of land under vine and contributing only 1% of total production, Wairarapa is home to many of New Zealand’s smaller producers. This is where we find the Paddy Borthwick Estate. In 1985, Paddy, as a way to diversify his family’s legacy of farming (over 75 years!), decided to train as a viticulturist and winemaker. In 1996, after working across the globe perfecting his skills, he and his father began planting what came to be Borthwick Vineyard. This Sauvignon Blanc, with a wonderful balance of acidity and tropicality, is a prime example of what the sub-region of Gladstone has to offer. The alluvial soil found throughout the vineyard allows for smaller, more concentrated grapes, ultimately intensifying their flavor. In the end, a quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled Spicy Grouper Tacos w/ Cilantro-Lime crema & Cotija Cheese. Fish & Chips. Grilled Asparagus wrapped in Bacon.

19.99

15 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon de Touraine (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Sauvignon de Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2016

{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.

14.99

132 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon de Touraine (Plouzeau, Domaine)

Chateau de la Bonnelière, Sauvignon de Touraine, Middle-Loire, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

ELEGANT, DELICATE CITRUS & MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS

Pierre Plouzeau began the process of returning the family lands - Chateau de la Bonnelière - to their origins: winemaking. His son Marc now runs the estate, pushing it towards organic viticulture. And he grows ethereally light Sauvignon; elegant, lean, and clean, with subtle aromas of citrus, white peach, and magnolia blossom, and finishing with hints of oceanic mineral and refreshingly light acidity. Vive Sauvignon!

Serving suggestion: A salad of spring greens, cold roasted asparagus, fresh chèvre, & seared scallops. Parmigiano-Reggiano & breadcrumb-crusted perch, pan-fried in butter and topped w/ fresh dill & a squeeze of lemon.

14.99

8 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

8 in stock

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2016 Scheurebe "Kreuznacher" (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Scheurebe "Kreunznacher Monchberg" QbA, Nahe, Germany, 2016

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

44 in stock

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2017 Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher," Alto Adige, Italy 2017

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

15.99

18 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

41 in stock

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2015 Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio" (Glinavos, Domaine)

Domaine Glinavos, Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio", Ioannina, Greece 2015

Predominately Debina with a small amount of Vlahiko

SEMI-DRY SEMI-SPARKLER; DRIED APRICOTS & SPICE

Gather 'round, Greek geeks! This is a traditional semi-sparkling, semi-dry orange wine from Zitsa. Temperate climate and high altitude (up to 4,000 feet) helps preserve acidity - essential for any sparkling wine - in the native Debina grape. Suggestive of sweet dried apricots, a whiff of apple, baking spice, and a sherry-like oxidative quality ... and then along come the light bubbles and acidity to cleanse the palate. Clocking in at only 10.5% alcohol, it's light and refreshing, a great start (or end) to any meal.

Serving suggestion: Liver pâté w/ crusty bread & plenty of olives. Ricotta cheesecake w/ caramelized peach puree. Sitting on the porch swing on a cool fall evening, watching the leaves spiral down.

19.99

11 in stock

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2016 Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio" (Glinavos, Domaine)

Domaine Glinavos, Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio", Ioannina, Greece 2016

Predominately Debina with a small amount of Vlahiko

SEMI-DRY SEMI-SPARKLER; DRIED APRICOTS & SPICE

Gather 'round, Greek geeks! This is a traditional semi-sparkling, semi-dry orange wine from Zitsa. Temperate climate and high altitude (up to 4,000 feet) helps preserve acidity - essential for any sparkling wine - in the native Debina grape. Suggestive of sweet dried apricots, a whiff of apple, baking spice, and a sherry-like oxidative quality ... and then along come the light bubbles and acidity to cleanse the palate. Clocking in at only 10.5% alcohol, it's light and refreshing, a great start (or end) to any meal.

Serving suggestion: Liver pâté w/ crusty bread & plenty of olives. Ricotta cheesecake w/ caramelized peach puree. Sitting on the porch swing on a cool fall evening, watching the leaves spiral down.

19.99

25 in stock

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2016 Shiraz "Out of the Park" (Flegenheimer Bros.)

Flegenheimer Bros., Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2016

Shiraz

18.99

24 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

19 in stock

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2016 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2016

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

45 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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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!

14.99

1 in stock

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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 cold cuts. Everything works with this Silvaner! Very versatile!

14.99

1 in stock

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2015 Silvaner "Alte Reben" Trocken (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner "Alten Reben" Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2015

{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!

13.99

51 in stock

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2016 Silvaner "Alte Reben" Trocken (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner "Alten Reben" Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2016

{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!

13.99

22 in stock

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2016 Soave "San Rocco" (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Soave "San Rocco", Veneto, Italy 2016

100% Garganega

MEYER LEMON, PEAR, VIBRANT, LEES & SALINE

We're overjoyed that Soave has rebounded from ages of mediocrity! Two decades ago, top producers here began realizing the magic of the Garganega grape and produced distinctive, delicious wines of character, albeit at a higher price. We are now seeing the fruits of their labor trickle down, with reasonably priced gems such as this popping up. Monte Tondo does both, high-end and value wines of distinction.

Serving Suggestions: Scampetti con Polenta, which is the original Italian shrimp and grits. Risi e Bisi, the famous rice and peas dish of the Veneto region.

12.99

9 in stock

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2015 Soave Classico (Coffele)

Coffele, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2015

{organic} 100% Garganega

LEMONGRASS, VERBENA, FLINT. JUICY & LUSH

A family estate since the early 1800s that fell into ruins after WWII. Guiseppe and Giovanna Coffele met as school teachers and chose a life of wine by resurrecting the family vineyards and learning to grow grapes again. Now 35 years later their children are following in the family footsteps and have elevated the winery to cult status among local wine lovers. Medium-full bodied, balanced flinty terroir, soft verbena/lemongrass and snappy bright floral flavors.

Serving Suggestion: In Soave they eat fried olives and sardines, but you can try fried okra and hushpuppies if those aren't handy.

14.99

2 in stock

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2015 Soave Classico (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy 2015 {organic}

100% Garganega

ROUND PEAR & REFRESHING CITRUS, CHALKY MINERAL & YEASTY RICHNESS

Soave and its signature grape, Garganega, produce some of northern Italy's most distinctive, delicious wines. While the Soave Classico zone has long been celebrated as the epicenter of Verona's most exciting whites, the quality-to-price ratio has prevented some wine-lovers from discovering (or rediscovering) how characterful and rewarding these wines are. Monte Tondo provides us with some of our very favorite renditions, and these absolutely archetypal ambassadors for the area remain rather reasonably priced. Cin cin!

Serving Suggestions: Scampetti con Polenta (the original Italian shrimp & grits). Risi e Bisi, the famous rice & peas dish of the Veneto region.

12.99

48 in stock

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2016 Soave Classico (Coffele)

Coffele, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2015

{organic} 100% Garganega

LEMONGRASS, VERBENA, FLINT. JUICY & LUSH

A family estate since the early 1800s that fell into ruins after WWII. Guiseppe and Giovanna Coffele met as school teachers and chose a life of wine by resurrecting the family vineyards and learning to grow grapes again. Now 35 years later their children are following in the family footsteps and have elevated the winery to cult status among local wine lovers. Medium-full bodied, balanced flinty terroir, soft verbena/lemongrass and snappy bright floral flavors.

Serving Suggestion: In Soave they eat fried olives and sardines, but you can try fried okra and hushpuppies if those aren't handy.

14.99

11 in stock

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2017 Soave Classico (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2017

100% Garganega

GREEN APPLE & PEAR, LIGHTLY FLORAL, LIMESTONE MINERALITY

Like other great Italian wines, Soave is fighting back against its popularity, a victim of that most sincere form of flattery - imitation. This is the real deal, grown in two of the best vineyard sites in Soave. Rizzardi produces a rich, classic Soave: subtle in its aromas, evocative of yellow pears and crisp green apples, a slice of cantaloupe, a bouquet of spring flowers, and fresh rain. This is a Soave to take back its good name from the bottom shelf of the grocery store, climb to the top of the Castle of Soave (yes, it's a real place, and it overlooks these vineyards): Ricco Soave!

Serving suggestions: Pancakes & eggs. Fish/shellfish (frutti di mare!), lobster risotto w/ asparagus. As an aperitivo.

13.99

26 in stock

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2016 Somlo White (Meinklang)

Meinklang, "Somlo White", Somló, Hungary 2016

{biodynamic} 50% Harslevelu, 20% Juhfark, 20% Olaszriesling, 10% Furmint

BRIGHT TROPICAL FRUIT & YELLOW PLUMS, LIME ZEST, FLORAL

The slopes of Hungary’s extinct Somló volcano are a wonderful, wild place to grow exquisite white wines - and in fact, that’s all they grow. Given their proximity to the volcano, it’s no wonder that Werner and Angela Michlits decided to grow a little something of their own. This blend of native Hungarian grapes showcases everything wonderful about Hungarian white wine - aromas of linden flowers and honeysuckle, full of citrusy tropical fruit, melon, lime zest, green apple, and yellow plum. It’s rich, and almost creamy, but balanced by bright acid, peppery spice, and a clean mineral flavor that will appeal to lovers of Grüner Veltliner and oaked Chardonnay alike.

Serving suggestion: A salad of greens & herbs tossed in mandarin orange vinaigrette w/ Roquefort cheese & candied walnuts. Potatoes, leeks, & broccoli, roasted & topped w/ molten Raclette.

14.99

53 in stock

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2013 Syrah "Lucero" (Kingston Family Vineyards)

Kingston Family Vineyards, Syrah "Lucero", Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2013

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & DRIED BLUEBERRY, LEATHER & GUNPOWDER, PEPPERY

Five generations ago, Michiganian miner, Carl Kingston ventured to South America in search of gold. He didn’t strike it rich, but appears to have found other treasures, settling north of Santiago in the (today, increasingly fashionable) countryside of Santiago. The family’s Pinot Noirs have earned a lofty reputation, but we’re most smitten with this Syrah, which shows a distinctively Northern Rhone-ish leathery richness and classic black fruit boldness.

Serving Suggestion: Chilean-esque Salisbury steak w/ oregano, cumin, shallots, & pebre sauce. Black bean succotash w/ avocado & thyme.

19.99

23 in stock

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2014 Syrah "Lucero" (Kingston Family Vineyards)

Kingston Family Vineyards, Syrah "Lucero", Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2014

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & DRIED BLUEBERRY, LEATHER & GUNPOWDER, PEPPERY

Five generations ago, Michiganian miner, Carl Kingston ventured to South America in search of gold. He didn’t strike it rich, but appears to have found other treasures, settling north of Santiago in the (today, increasingly fashionable) countryside of Santiago. The family’s Pinot Noirs have earned a lofty reputation, but we’re most smitten with this Syrah, which shows a distinctively Northern Rhone-ish leathery richness and classic black fruit boldness.

Serving Suggestion: Chilean-esque Salisbury steak w/ oregano, cumin, shallots, & pebre sauce. Black bean succotash w/ avocado & thyme.

19.99

1 in stock

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2011 Syrah "Row 5" (Alder Springs)

Dancing Coyote, Syrah "Row 5", Mendocino, CA 2011

100% Syrah

19.99

4 in stock

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Syrah Port (Olde Shandon Port Works)

Olde Shandon Port Works, Syrah Port, Paso Robles, CA, NV

RUBY STYLE SUPER CONCENTRATED SYRAH WITH A KICK

This is Syrah done in the Porto style by fortifying the wine to about 18.5% alcohol and keeping it a bit sweet. Olde Shandon Port Works is a pet project of Tarrica Winery with very tiny production Port style wine out of Paso Robles. The wine is aged in French and American Oak for 32 months before bottling. This is a blend of the 2000, 2002 and 2004 vintages.

Serving Suggestion: This is heavenly with chocolate cake; divine with truffles and exotic with blue cheese (try our Hook's 1 year Blue)

19.99

6 in stock

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2014 Tannat "Premium Varietal" (Marichal)

Marichal, Tannat "Premium Varietal", Canelones, Uruguay 2014

100% Tannat

RICH DARK FRUIT, FIRM TEXTURE, A GRILL-LOVING WINE

What crazy national wine industry specializes in Tannat?! Uruguay has quietly toiled in the shadows of its viticultural upstart neighbors Argentina and Chile, but it's recently started to emerge from obscurity on the basis of top-notch Tannat. In typical Tannat fashion, this is a red-meat lovers wine, with a firm, grippy texture that will perfectly complement hunks of charred meat from your grill.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb and skirt steak from a hot fire. No plates. Just tear into them with your teeth and pour this by the gallon.

14.99

26 in stock

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2016 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

JUICY RASPBERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, WISPY GARRIGUES

Sisters Séverine and Mélanie manage the Borrelly family estate, Domaine la Rocalière, which was established by their father, Jacques, from long-held family vineyards two decades ago. Slightly less than half of the 120 acre estate falls within Tavel, a region of rosé royalty. True to form, this is a deeply colored, bold wine brimming with spicy perfume and juicy, mouthfilling fruit. While still refreshing, this pink pleasure also appeals to a desire for richer, more intense flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy sausage & tomato sauce w/ cilantro, black beans, & Vidalia onions. Squid bulgogi w/ crispy pork belly.

15.99

3 in stock

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2017 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2017

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

JUICY RASPBERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, WISPY GARRIGUES

Sisters Séverine and Mélanie manage the Borrelly family estate, Domaine la Rocalière, which was established by their father, Jacques, from long-held family vineyards two decades ago. Slightly less than half of the 120 acre estate falls within Tavel, a region of rosé royalty. True to form, this is a deeply colored, bold wine brimming with spicy perfume and juicy, mouthfilling fruit. While still refreshing, this pink pleasure also appeals to a desire for richer, more intense flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy sausage & tomato sauce w/ cilantro, black beans, & Vidalia onions. Squid bulgogi w/ crispy pork belly.

16.99

67 in stock

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2013 Tinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal 2013

{sustainable} 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonez, 20% Merlot

VIBRANT BLACK FRUIT, MEDIUM BODIED, FOOD-FRIENDLY & VERSATILE

A lighter and more refreshing yet still inky, concentrated red from the tiny, impressively diverse vineyards of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this tinto utilizes two of Portugal’s most widespread grapes. Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (the southern Portuguese name for Spain’s Tempranillo) are joined, less expectedly, by a kiss of Merlot. The estate’s cool, atlantic mesoclimate contributes to the an overall impression of tangy brightness, making this wine fantastically versatile with food.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken w/ asparagus & peppery smashed potato. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses (like brie or triple cream).

14.99

21 in stock

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2014 Tinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal 2014

{sustainable} 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonez, 20% Merlot

VIBRANT BLACK FRUIT, MEDIUM BODIED, FOOD-FRIENDLY & VERSATILE

A lighter and more refreshing yet still inky, concentrated red from the tiny, impressively diverse vineyards of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this tinto utilizes two of Portugal’s most widespread grapes. Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (the southern Portuguese name for Spain’s Tempranillo) are joined, less expectedly, by a kiss of Merlot. The estate’s cool, atlantic mesoclimate contributes to the an overall impression of tangy brightness, making this wine fantastically versatile with food.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken w/ asparagus & peppery smashed potato. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses (like brie or triple cream).

15.99

1 in stock

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2013 Tinto Valencia "Bilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Bilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2013

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BOLD & LUSH. SOFT, TOASTY OAK

Casa Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic blending partner of France, Syrah, grown in Valencia to great results. The outcome is a plump but well-structured wine with soft tannins, supple purple fruit character, and a very tasteful dollop of creamy oak for good measure. This is a suave, plush, and very fun Mediterranean red. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Majorcan sausage (such as Botifarró with aniseed) and other cured meats (Giacamo's salamis, anyone?). Aged sheep's milk cheeses such as Manchego or Valencia's own Malvarosa.

13.99

13 in stock

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2014 Tinto Valencia "Bilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Bilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2013

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BOLD & LUSH. SOFT, TOASTY OAK

Casa Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic blending partner of France, Syrah, grown in Valencia to great results. The outcome is a plump but well-structured wine with soft tannins, supple purple fruit character, and a very tasteful dollop of creamy oak for good measure. This is a suave, plush, and very fun Mediterranean red. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Majorcan sausage (such as Botifarró with aniseed) and other cured meats (Giacamo's salamis, anyone?). Aged sheep's milk cheeses such as Manchego or Valencia's own Malvarosa.

13.99

72 in stock

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2015 Toscana Bianco "Il Corzanello" (Corzano e Paterno)

Corzano e Paterno, "Il Corzanello" IGT Bianco, Tuscany, Italy 2015

{organic} Trebbiano, Semillion, Malvasia, Chardonnay

BRIGHT BLOSSOMY CITRUS & PEAR, REFRESHINGLY YOUTHFUL ENERGY

An adventurous blend of four varietals spearheaded by Tuscany's native Trebbiano, the "Corzanello" ushers in a combination of the famously fresh drinkability of central Italy's white mainstays and exotic flourishes of a less expected nature. Wispy floral tinges decorate gently tangy citrus and juicy tree fruit while a touch of clean almond and delicate leesy richness hang out in the background, adding additional depth. This is an unmistakably healthy expression of Corzano's landscape and the loving meticulousness of the family which tends it.

Serving Suggestion: Simple baked halibut w/ crispy roasted Tuscan kale. Stewed chicken breast w/ cannellini beans, carrots, & an orange or lemon marinade.

17.99

8 in stock

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2016 Toscana Rosato "Mandriolo" (Moris Farms)

Moris Farms, Rosato "Mandriolo", Tuscany, Italy, 2016

100% Sangiovese

12.99

12 in stock

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2017 Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale" (Martoccia)

Marticcia, Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale," Tuscany, Italy 2017 {sustainable}

100% Sangiovese

WILD CHERRY, LEATHER, BERGAMOT & ORANGE

Mauro Brunelli and Anna Savini, owners of the Brunelli Estate bring us this young and jovial Sangiovese from the Martoccia Farm located about 500 meters from the center of Montalcino in southern Tuscany. This ruby red wine is a light and refreshing interpretation of Sangiovese, shining with sophisticated acidity and an elegant finish. Opulent with notes of wild cherry, fresh blackberries, a trace of leather and a glimmering of piquant spice.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled beef short rib tagliatelle, wild boar with apples and herbs.

19.99

99 in stock

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2014 Toscana Rosso "Semifonte" (Ciona, Podere)

Podere Ciona, Toscana Rosso "Semifonte", Tuscany, Italy 2014

{organic} 90% Merlot, 10% Alicante Bouschet

BLACK PLUM & BOYSENBERRY, OLIVE & OREGANO, BRIAR & BERGAMOT

This compelling combo of Merlot (predominantly) and Alicante Bouchet (the black-fleshed bruiser offspring of Grenache) more than manages to be Tuscan totale in temperament. Even sans Sangiovese, there’s an unmistakable aura that wouldn’t be out of place in Brunello. Its lack fruit gusto gracefully leaves plenty of room in the mix for distinctively Etruscan rusticities and elegant, herbaceous undercurrents shine through.

Serving Suggestion: Mutton “osso buco” w/ bone marrow-blackberry sauce &/or root vegetable ribollita w/ oregano (warning: instantaneous autumnal teleportation).

18.99

7 in stock

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2013 Touraine Blanc "Le Petiot" (Ricard, Domaine)

Domaine Ricard, "Le Petiot" Touraine Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUIT, FLINTY, VERY PRETTY

Vincent Ricard is the latest generation (of many) to farm his 13 hectares of vineyards, but the first to make wine for sale under the family name. Instead of selling off his grapes to the local co-op, he makes small batches of exotic, impressive Sauvignon Blanc that would have only lost their character if they had been blended away at the co-op. This is a lovely, pretty wine that brings us great joy and is very easy to like!

Serving Suggestions: A wonderful wine with sushi and aged goat cheeses, particularly ones aged in ash.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps" (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps", Loire Valley, France 2016

{sustainable} 60% Gamay, 40% Pinot Noir

FRESH BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY, JUICY, LEAN & PRETTY

The vineyards of Domaine de la Rochette are planted in the flinty, clay-rich soil along the banks of the River Cher in the heart of the Loire Valley. François Leclair and his son Vincent choose to combine traditional and modern methods to create truly special wines. This “Fleur de Printemps,” which translates to "Spring Flower,” is a beautifully soft and relentlessly fresh expression of both Pinot Noir and Gamay. The combination of bright fruit, persistent minerality, and gentle earth is a revelation.

Serving Suggestion: A red wine to enjoy with light fare! Scallops seared in brown butter served with a leek and potato purée and pan-roasted cremini mushrooms.

14.99

12 in stock

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2013 Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal 2013

50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, LUSH BUT BRIGHT, SUBTLE CEDAR & TOAST

The undulating alien terrain of Portugal’s Douro Valley provides us with one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. The river valley itself snakes its way through a towering, winding series of terraced vineyards that recalls rice paddies or something seen through an electron microscope. No less breathtaking is this dynamic duo of both Tourigas in action. Father and son, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are both masters of balancing their power with elegance and perfume – a strength aptly demonstrated by this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: Savory, smoky brisket w/ peppery steamed collards. Black bean & plantain empenada w/ cilantro & mild salsa.

16.99

9 in stock

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2014 Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal 2014

50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, LUSH BUT BRIGHT, SUBTLE CEDAR & TOAST

The undulating alien terrain of Portugal’s Douro Valley provides us with one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. The river valley itself snakes its way through a towering, winding series of terraced vineyards that recalls rice paddies or something seen through an electron microscope. No less breathtaking is this dynamic duo of both Tourigas in action. Father and son, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are both masters of balancing their power with elegance and perfume – a strength aptly demonstrated by this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: Savory, smoky brisket w/ peppery steamed collards. Black bean & plantain empenada w/ cilantro & mild salsa.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Treixadura "Expresion" (Pazo do Mar)

Pazo do Mar, Treixadura "Expresion", Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain 2016

100% Treixadura

PINEAPPLE & BOSC PEAR, FIRM & FRESH W/ FIERCE TROPICALITY

Trajadura / Treixadura is a native of northwestern Iberia whose work both on the Portuguese and Galician sides of the border remains relatively low-profile compared to some of it’s more famous local colleagues – particularly the fashionable Albariño, which often serves as its blending partner. This vibrant, mouthfilling offering from Manuel Mendez of Pazo do Mar is sure to make you wonder why you haven’t seen, heard, and (most importantly) tasted more from this dynamic variety!

Serving Suggestion: Briny gooseneck barnacles & polenta w/ caperberries. Tropical shrimp ceviche w/ cilantro & pineapple.

12.99

27 in stock

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2017 Treixadura "Expresion" (Pazo do Mar)

Pazo do Mar, Treixadura "Expresion", Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain 2017

100% Treixadura

PINEAPPLE & BOSC PEAR, FIRM & FRESH W/ FIERCE TROPICALITY

Trajadura / Treixadura is a native of northwestern Iberia whose work both on the Portuguese and Galician sides of the border remains relatively low-profile compared to some of it’s more famous local colleagues – particularly the fashionable Albariño, which often serves as its blending partner. This vibrant, mouthfilling offering from Manuel Mendez of Pazo do Mar is sure to make you wonder why you haven’t seen, heard, and (most importantly) tasted more from this dynamic variety!

Serving Suggestion: Briny gooseneck barnacles & polenta w/ caperberries. Tropical shrimp ceviche w/ cilantro & pineapple.

13.99

34 in stock

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2016 Txakoli Rosado (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Txakoli Rosado, Pays Basque, Spain 2016 50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

STRAWBERRY & LIME, CRISP HERBS, SLATE & SEA

Pristinely pale and glowing a luminous shade of pink reminiscent of Provençal rosé, this rare offering from the enchantedly green northern reaches of Spain’s Basque country is a glimmering gemstone that we’ve been aching to get our hands on for aeons. Faint spritz accentuates flavors which reflect this wines cool, Atlantic origins. Firm acidity, an herbaceousness which recalls fresh strawberry caps, zesty mineral, and a hallmark citric spark serve as a one-way ticket to Akarregi Txiki’s idyllic vineyards overlooking the bay of Biscay.

Serving Suggestion: Albacore ceviche w/ avocado & cilantro. Tangy goats milk cheeses.

17.99

4 in stock

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2017 Txakoli Rosado (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Txakoli Rosado, Pays Basque, Spain 2017 50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

STRAWBERRY & LIME, CRISP HERBS, SLATE & SEA

Pristinely pale and glowing a luminous shade of pink reminiscent of Provençal rosé, this rare offering from the enchantedly green northern reaches of Spain’s Basque country is a glimmering gemstone that we’ve been aching to get our hands on for aeons. Faint spritz accentuates flavors which reflect this wines cool, Atlantic origins. Firm acidity, an herbaceousness which recalls fresh strawberry caps, zesty mineral, and a hallmark citric spark serve as a one-way ticket to Akarregi Txiki’s idyllic vineyards overlooking the bay of Biscay.

Serving Suggestion: Albacore ceviche w/ avocado & cilantro. Tangy goats milk cheeses.

17.99

47 in stock

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2016 Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2016

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

SPRITZY WHITE CHERRY & FLESHY LIME, MONOLITHIC MINERALITY

If it were possible to nominate a single wine for the official title of "most refreshing," this Txakoli Rosé might very well take the prize. Tangy-tart citrusy brightness, fresh red fruit, and elegant mineral conspire to make it both deceptively thirst-quenching and consummately captivating. This an eloquently effervescent elixir to down by the liter, and its relatively low alcohol content of 10.5% makes it a phenomenal patio buddy from mid-day to midnight.

Serving Suggestion: Non-boring gazpacho: think fresh cheese and raspberries. Rasbpacho? Also try of prawns å la plancha, eaten with your hands.

19.99

24 in stock

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2016 Txakolina Getariako (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2016

100% Hondarribi Zuri

GREEN APPLE, LIME, UNRIPE GREEN GRAPES, SPRITZY

Lasalde Elkartea is a big man with giant hands. He comes from a cattle farming family, but left this tradition to follow his love of the zippy Basque wine. Glimmering with green zestiness and bright golden fruit, this phenomenal value in Txakoli layers the signature mineral and blazing acidity that we crave from these refreshing Basque sensations. And despite all that it has going on, it's remarkably clean - like minimalism incarnate in a wine. Everything's impeccably balanced, in place, tasteful, and (above all) very, very tasty! A Wine Authorities exclusive in the US!

Serving Suggestion: Oyster & artichoke salad with roast chestnut and field greens. Abalone sashimi.

14.99

51 in stock

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2017 Txakolina Getariako (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2017

100% Hondarribi Zuri

GREEN APPLE, LIME, UNRIPE GREEN GRAPES, SPRITZY

Lasalde Elkartea is a big man with giant hands. He comes from a cattle farming family, but left this tradition to follow his love of the zippy Basque wine. Glimmering with green zestiness and bright golden fruit, this phenomenal value in Txakoli layers the signature mineral and blazing acidity that we crave from these refreshing Basque sensations. And despite all that it has going on, it's remarkably clean - like minimalism incarnate in a wine. Everything's impeccably balanced, in place, tasteful, and (above all) very, very tasty! A Wine Authorities exclusive in the US!

Serving Suggestion: Oyster & artichoke salad with roast chestnut and field greens. Abalone sashimi.

14.99

37 in stock

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2015 Txakolina Getariako Blanco (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Getariako, Pays Basque, Spain 2015

90% Hondaribbi Zuri, 10% Hondaribbi Beltza

SPRITZY & SLATEY, LIME & GRANNY SMITH, HERBACEOUS

This seventh generation estate is considered one of the top producers of Txakoli (CHOCK-oh-lee), the spritzy, tart, low alcohol wine that is perfect with seafood tapas. Ignacio Ameztoi Aranguran is the current generation to continue making this traditional wine that most resembles the “lovechild” of Chablis and Vinho Verde. Don’t forget to pour it in your glass from up high, the frothy bubbles really bring out the character. As they say in San Sebastian "¡Txotx!"

Serving Suggestion: The greatest match for salty tapas and pintxos, especially croquetas, sardines, anchovies and olives. Also enjoyed straight from a Porron.

17.99

5 in stock

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2017 Txakolina Getariako Blanco (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Getariako, Pays Basque, Spain 2017

90% Hondaribbi Zuri, 10% Hondaribbi Beltza

SPRITZY & SLATEY, LIME & GRANNY SMITH, HERBACEOUS

This seventh generation estate is considered one of the top producers of Txakoli (CHOCK-oh-lee), the spritzy, tart, low alcohol wine that is perfect with seafood tapas. Ignacio Ameztoi Aranguran is the current generation to continue making this traditional wine that most resembles the “lovechild” of Chablis and Vinho Verde. Don’t forget to pour it in your glass from up high, the frothy bubbles really bring out the character. As they say in San Sebastian "¡Txotx!"

Serving Suggestion: The greatest match for salty tapas and pintxos, especially croquetas, sardines, anchovies and olives. Also enjoyed straight from a Porron.

18.99

16 in stock

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2013 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2013

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

VIOLETS, FRUIT CONFITURE, INK, THYME, DATES 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms before releasing the signature aroma of ripe strawberries and then finishes with a savory blend of grilled thyme and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled lamb w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

84 in stock

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2014 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

28 in stock

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2015 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

22 in stock

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2012 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2011

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

50 in stock

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2014 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2014

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

13 in stock

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2014 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2014

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

BLACK CHERRY & PRUNE, CLOVE, LEATHER & TOASTY OAK

Verona's Valpolicella region is home to several distinct styles including basic Valpolicella, the dried grape version called "Amarone", and the “Ripasso” style featured here (which falls somewhere between) -– all starring the Corvina grape. The technique involved in Ripasso is to first make a regular wine from standard grapes, but in February, dried grapes like the ones used to make Amarone are added to this wine prior to a second fermentation which adds color, depth, and additional flavor to the final wine, resulting something like a super-Valpolicella or fledgling Amarone. Flavors of raisins, cherry, pink peppercorn, and sweet spices prevail. Firm, generous, and full-flavored!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty fare! Strong cheeses like Parmesan or Taleggio. Meaty stews with carrots, prunes, cloves, and potatoes

15.99

1 in stock

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2016 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2016

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

BLACK CHERRY & PRUNE, CLOVE, LEATHER & TOASTY OAK

Verona's Valpolicella region is home to several distinct styles including basic Valpolicella, the dried grape version called "Amarone", and the “Ripasso” style featured here (which falls somewhere between) -– all starring the Corvina grape. The technique involved in Ripasso is to first make a regular wine from standard grapes, but in February, dried grapes like the ones used to make Amarone are added to this wine prior to a second fermentation which adds color, depth, and additional flavor to the final wine, resulting something like a super-Valpolicella or fledgling Amarone. Flavors of raisins, cherry, pink peppercorn, and sweet spices prevail. Firm, generous, and full-flavored!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty fare! Strong cheeses like Parmesan or Taleggio. Meaty stews with carrots, prunes, cloves, and potatoes

15.99

19 in stock

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2014 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso "Pojega" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Classico "Pojega", Veneto, Italy, 2014

45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, Molinara, & Merlot

CURRANT & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY & PIQUANT, TOASTED CHESTNUT

Famously utilizing the skins from the partially-dried grapes responsible for the Valpolicella region’s Amarones, the Veronese specialty known as Ripasso comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one from the micro-production maestros of Rizzardi is simultaneously lithe and lavish with peppery spice, firm fruit, and a year of aging in French and Savonian oak. An unusually high percentage of the coveted Corvinone grape is also of keen interest!

Serving Suggestion: Cranberry-glazed ham w/ clove & cinnamon. Tortellini w/ broad beans & pecorino.

19.99

13 in stock

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2013 Verdejo "Martínsancho" (Rodríguez, Bodegas Angel)

Bodegas Angel Rodríguez, Verdejo "Martínsancho", Rueda, Spain 2013

100% Verdejo

PASSION FRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT, SPRITE MELON, RICH & JUICY

Angel Rodríguez was officially honored by King Juan Carlos of Spain for saving the Verdejo varietal from extinction during the 1970's when under political and financial pressure, he refused to uproot the last vines from his 350-year-old vineyard. Those vines and their scions are responsible for this delicious wine, full of passion fruit, grapefruit and sprite melon.

Serving Suggestion: Tandoori chicken or pork in a yogurt cumin sauce. Also, scallops wrapped in prosciutto.

18.99

4 in stock

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2016 Verdejo "Martínsancho" (Rodríguez, Bodegas Angel)

Bodegas Angel Rodríguez, Verdejo "Martínsancho", Rueda, Spain 2016

100% Verdejo

PASSION FRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT, SPRITE MELON, RICH & JUICY

Angel Rodríguez was officially honored by King Juan Carlos of Spain for saving the Verdejo varietal from extinction during the 1970's when under political and financial pressure, he refused to uproot the last vines from his 350-year-old vineyard. Those vines and their scions are responsible for this delicious wine, full of passion fruit, grapefruit and sprite melon.

Serving Suggestion: Tandoori chicken or pork in a yogurt cumin sauce. Also, scallops wrapped in prosciutto.

19.99

4 in stock

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2015 Verdejo "Martínsancho" (Rodríguez, Bodegas Angel)

Bodegas Angel Rodríguez, Verdejo "Martínsancho", Rueda, Spain 2015

100% Verdejo

PASSION FRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT, SPRITE MELON, RICH & JUICY

Angel Rodríguez was officially honored by King Juan Carlos of Spain for saving the Verdejo varietal from extinction during the 1970's when under political and financial pressure, he refused to uproot the last vines from his 350-year-old vineyard. Those vines and their scions are responsible for this delicious wine, full of passion fruit, grapefruit and sprite melon.

Serving Suggestion: Tandoori chicken or pork in a yogurt cumin sauce. Also, scallops wrapped in prosciutto.

18.99

12 in stock

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2016 Verdicchio "Macrina" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Macrina, Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi, Marche, Italy, 2016

100% Verdicchio

CITRUS & SAGE, FANTASTIC for seafood

Garofioli is best known for its Verdicchio and is the only Marche producer to have received the honor of Gambero Rosso's Stella award, crafting vibrant whites like this one with herbaceous spice, shining citrus, and lots of mineral on the finish. The previous generation's two brothers took over the estate from their father in the 1970s. Today their children are taking the reins, becoming the fifth generation of winemakers in the family.

Serving Suggestions: First and foremost, this is a friend of seafood but also well-equipped for vegetarian dishes. Roasted squash casserole w/ rosemary. Calamari delle Marche.

14.99

6 in stock

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2017 Verdicchio "Macrina" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Macrina, Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi, Marche, Italy, 2017

100% Verdicchio

CITRUS & SAGE, FANTASTIC for seafood

Garofioli is best known for its Verdicchio and is the only Marche producer to have received the honor of Gambero Rosso's Stella award, crafting vibrant whites like this one with herbaceous spice, shining citrus, and lots of mineral on the finish. The previous generation's two brothers took over the estate from their father in the 1970s. Today their children are taking the reins, becoming the fifth generation of winemakers in the family.

Serving Suggestions: First and foremost, this is a friend of seafood but also well-equipped for vegetarian dishes. Roasted squash casserole w/ rosemary. Calamari delle Marche.

14.99

15 in stock

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2017 Verdicchio "Tenuta del Cavaliere" (Marchetti)

Marchetti, Verdicchio "Tenuta del Cavaliere", Marche, Italy 2017

100% Verdicchio

BRIGHT, TANGY LEMON AND CRYSTALLINE ACIDITY

Imagine picking a smooth dark stone from a fast-flowing river. Hold the wet stone to your nose and inhale deeply; it's a sharp, clean, yet earthy smell, one famously reproduced by the best Verdicchio wines. Maurizio Marchetti harvests his grapes slightly on the late side, which in this case adds intensity and concentration to the wonderful waves of rocky acidity. There's also plenty of tangy citrus, a hint of starfruit, and glorious natural petillance.

Serving Suggestions: Baccalà in a spicy olive and pepper tapinade. Frisee with walnuts, prociutto, and chevre croquettes.

19.99

36 in stock

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Vermouth "Antica Formula" [375ml] (Carpano, Giuseppe B.)

Giuseppe B. Carpano, Vermouth "Antica Formula" [375ml], Piemonte, Italy NV

16.5% ABV

HERBACEOUS & LIGHTLY SWEET, UNCHANGED BY THE CENTURIES

This is THE original recipe from Antonio Benedetto Carpano, the man credited with inventing vermouth way back in 1786. We imagine that having a good supply of this on hand made hob-nobbing with lepers and inbred Milanese nobleman more bearable.

Serving Suggestions: Good on its own, but use this as your Negroni vermouth for a knockout pre-dinner cocktail.

19.99

4 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Blanc (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Blanc, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth and Dolin invented the Blanc style

VERY AROMATIC & HERBAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. This Blanc style was invented by Dolin and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This white Vermouth makes a great cocktail on the rocks with a twist of orange. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

17 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Dry, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth.

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, DRY & LIGHT

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The style is generally lighter and drier than most commercially produced vermouths and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This dry Vermouth will make your Gibson grand, a delicious Dry Rob Roy and a magnificent martini. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

13 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Rouge (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Rouge, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, OFF-DRY

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The red style is generally a touch sweet and the color comes from the caramelized sugars and plants, not red wine or coloring agents in commercially produced Vermouths. The finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This red Vermouth will make your Manhattan majestic, a righteous Rob Roy and a perfect Pacifica. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

16 in stock

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2014 Veronese Rosso "Campo di Majoli" (Tezza)

Tezza, Campo di Majoli, Veneto, Italy 2014

50% Corvina, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Oseleta

SUMPTUOUS BLACK FRUIT, ENCHANTING SPICE, EXTROVERTED YET ELEGANT

Ah, here's an interesting wine – an almost classic Valpolicella blend bolstered with a generous injection of Cabernet Sauvignon, and since no one has seemed to coin the term "Super Veneto" yet, we'll take the opportunity to do that here! Spicy, rich, and velvety, showing dried black cherry, heady flowers, pepper, and an exotic spiciness that manages to be almost reminiscent of vermouth. No oak has been employed, so this richness and supple texture is derived simply from the ripeness of its grapes.

Serving Suggestion: Duck or venison ragu w/ mushroom & pumpkin risotto. Big, hearty meatballs with currants, pine nuts, and white pepper. Simmer in your favorite tomato sauce!

13.99

1 in stock

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2015 Veronese Rosso "Campo di Majoli" (Tezza)

Tezza, Campo di Majoli, Veneto, Italy 2015

50% Corvina, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Oseleta

BLACK FRUIT, ENCHANTINGLY RUSTIC SPICE, FIRM & FOOD-FRIENDLY

Ah, here's an interesting wine – an almost classic Valpolicella blend bolstered with a generous injection of Cabernet Sauvignon, and while "Super-Verona" isn't a term bandied about often, we'll help ourselves to it here. Autumnal, firm, and generous, it exudes black cherry, dried roses, pepper, and an exotic spiciness that manages to be vaguely reminiscent of vermouth. No oak has been employed, so the richness and supple texture is derived simply from the ripeness of its grapes, something at which Veronese vignerons are famously adept.

Serving Suggestion: Venison ragu w/ morels & pumpkin fettuccine. Riceberry risotto w/ sheep's milk cheese, shiitakes, & shallots.

13.99

26 in stock

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2015 Vespolina "Favolalunga" (Boniperti, Gilberto)

Boniperti, Vespolina "Favolalunga", Piemonte, Italy 2015 {conventional} 100% Vespolina

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, VIOLETS & ROSEWATER, FIRM & FRESH

In a rare one-man show from Nebbiolo’s significantly less famous yet very-apt offspring, Vespolina, the aforementioned variety shows both a similarity to pappy and its propensity toward being ever-so-slightly kinder and gentler. Bright, firm, and silky (yet delicately sawtoothed with tannin), this is a distinctly Piemontese red with the pomegranate and blood orange notes sometimes associated with Nebbiolo. Spicy, slightly wintery notes round out this offering from Gilberto Boniperti, whose Grandfather’s words, “Go out in the vineyards, there is always something to do there,” foreshadowed his ceaseless passion.

Serving Suggestion: Honeyglazed ham w/ cinnamon & olive oil-sautéed string beans red onions & garlic. Fried beet crisps w/ rosemary & sea salt.

17.99

11 in stock

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Victoria Tawny Port (RL Buller)

R.L. Buller, Victoria Tawny, Port Style, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia NV

Carina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Grenache

DRIED FIGS, CARAMEL, CANDIED ORANGE PEEL

RL Buller and Sons is legendary in Australia for their "stickies" aka dessert wines. For over 75 years, this family has focused on fortified wines. This tawny style has bellowing aromatics of prunes, figs and toffee flavors which follow through to the palate. The acidity punches through on the finish for a bold spicy finish. This is produced in a traditional cask solera system.

Serving Suggestion: Chocolate based desserts, our Spanish Bombon de Higos (figs stuffed with Ganache), or chocolate goat cheese ice-cream.

16.99

19 in stock

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2015 Viognier "De Butte en Blanc" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Viognier "De Butte en Blanc", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Viognier

JUICY APRIUM & CLEAN TROPICAL FRUIT, WISPY FLORAL & MINERAL NOTES

Viognier, the champion white grape of the northernmost reaches of the Rhone Valley inspires passion, and its rarity only serves to enhance our desire for it. Unfortunately, the grape is all-too-often encountered in nightmarishly overblown caricature, bursting with musky spice and sorely lacking in acidity. This Roannaise offering from Stéphane Serol, however, is tirelessly true to the grape's heritage and potential for elegance, showing clarity and subtlety in addition to exoticism and concentration. Tropical and slick-skinned stone fruit merge with delicate floral notes, clean mineral springiness, and mouthwatering marmalade.

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast w/ plum jelly & smashed potatoes. Gravlax & a hearty salad comprised of arugula, ripe bell peppers, chickpeas, & vidalia onion.

19.99

5 in stock

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2016 Viognier "De Butte en Blanc" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Viognier "De Butte en Blanc", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Viognier

JUICY APRIUM & CLEAN TROPICAL FRUIT, WISPY FLORAL & MINERAL NOTES

Viognier, the champion white grape of the northernmost reaches of the Rhone Valley inspires passion, and its rarity only serves to enhance our desire for it. Unfortunately, the grape is all-too-often encountered in nightmarishly overblown caricature, bursting with musky spice and sorely lacking in acidity. This Roannaise offering from Stéphane Serol, however, is tirelessly true to the grape's heritage and potential for elegance, showing clarity and subtlety in addition to exoticism and concentration. Tropical and slick-skinned stone fruit merge with delicate floral notes, clean mineral springiness, and mouthwatering marmalade.

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast w/ plum jelly & smashed potatoes. Gravlax & a hearty salad comprised of arugula, ripe bell peppers, chickpeas, & vidalia onion.

19.99

13 in stock

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2016 Viré-Clessé (Gandines, Domaine des)

Domaine des Gandines, Viré-Clessé, Macon, Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

PRETTY, RIPE, COMPLEX & FOCUSED. LIME, OAK & STARFRUIT

Recently transitioned to biodynamic farming from organic, this 4th generation tiny estate makes truly amazing white Burgundy from chardonnay vines up to 90 years old. Robert Dananchet and his son Benjamin are making rich but balanced wines from southern Burgundy’s best up-and-coming appellation, Viré-Clessé. Aged in 3000 liter tuns, the wine picks up a subtle oak hint, but the minerally fruit is really the focus. Highly recommended!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for pork chops, but classically suited for fresh fish with a cream sauce. Also, a fresh chevre salad with walnuts, avocado and tangerine slices.

19.99

23 in stock

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2016 Vouvray Sec "Le Bouchet" (Croix des Vainqueurs, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs, "Les Bouchet" Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

LIGHT HONEY, PEAR, MINERAL, CHALKY PURITY

Laurent Bonneau has just three hectares in Vouvray. Starting in 2006 with two small parcels, Laurent is a rising star in the Loire. The farm is biodynamically spirited using natural grass cover to preserve the 50 year old vines. Laurent ages the wine in used oak barrels and stirs the lees regularly. The result is a richly textured Chenin Blanc that shows purity, pear, light honey and minerals. A very impressive value.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly dredged simple white fish with red pepper potato hash. Excellent with vegetarian legume and grain dishes.

17.99

3 in stock

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2017 Vouvray Sec "Le Bouchet" (Croix des Vainqueurs, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs, "Les Bouchet" Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley, France 2017

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

LIGHT HONEY, PEAR, MINERAL, CHALKY PURITY

Laurent Bonneau has just three hectares in Vouvray. Starting in 2006 with two small parcels, Laurent is a rising star in the Loire. The farm is biodynamically spirited using natural grass cover to preserve the 50 year old vines. Laurent ages the wine in used oak barrels and stirs the lees regularly. The result is a richly textured Chenin Blanc that shows purity, pear, light honey and minerals. A very impressive value.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly dredged simple white fish with red pepper potato hash. Excellent with vegetarian legume and grain dishes.

17.99

4 in stock

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2015 Weissburgunder Kabinett Trocken (Koehler-Ruprecht)

Koehler-Ruprecht, Weissburgunder, Pfalz, Germany 2015

100% Pinot Blanc

PEAR & CITRUS, FOREST QUINCE & EARTHY HONEY UNDERTONES

This old world delight’s aromas hang ethereally over its surface like mists drifting over a Black Forest stream. Forged at the anti-interventionalist hands of the staunchly traditional Koehler-Ruprecht estate, it embodies a fresh yet delicately rustic take on the grape traditionally referred to as “Weissburgunder” in this neck of the woods. Limestone soils comprise the vineyard, and the grapes are allowed to linger to the point of optimal ripeness on vines averaging fifty years of age.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ dijon mustard & dill. Edamame. Firm, flavorful cheeses.

19.99

5 in stock

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2014 White Blend "Borealis" (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, "Borealis" White Blend, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{biodynamic} 34% Muller-Thurgau, 15% Gewurztraminer, 17% Pinot Gris, 34% Riesling

AROMATIC, FRUITY, A TOUCH OFF-DRY, FLORAL, GREAT FINISH

A "Conundrum" of flavors. The "Northern Whites" vs. the Northern Lights - very punny from Montinore. The goal was to use cool climate white grapes and capture their delicious aromatics in a blend. With great success, Borealis is born. Aromatic and perfumy with exotic fruits and flowers from start to finish. This is a crowd-pleasing white with peaches, melons, and citrus, that brings a smile to everyone's face. Juicy acidity on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A delicious apéritif cocktail wine; or perfect with fruit salsas on grilled chicken, mango salsa on fish tacos or fruit salad.

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 White Blend "Borealis" (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, "Borealis" White Blend, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015

{biodynamic} 34% Muller-Thurgau, 15% Gewurztraminer, 17% Pinot Gris, 34% Riesling

FLORAL & AROMATIC, TROPICAL, A TOUCH OFF-DRY, CLEAN FINISH

The northern whites meet the Northern Lights in this delightfully playful and flavorful blend from Montinore. The goal was to use cool-climate grapes and capture their distinctive aromas working together. With great success, the Borealis was born. Aromatic and perfumy with exotic fruits and flowers from start to finish, this crowd-pleaser reminds us of peaches, melons, and citrus, bringing a smile to our faces and finishing cleanly with zesty acidity.

Serving Suggestion: A delicious apéritif cocktail wine. Grilled chicken w/ fruit chutney. Fish tacos w/ mango salsa.

15.99

17 in stock

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White Blend "Borealis" (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, "Borealis" White Blend, Willamette Valley, Oregon NV

{biodynamic} 34% Muller-Thurgau, 15% Gewurztraminer, 17% Pinot Gris, 34% Riesling

FLORAL & AROMATIC, TROPICAL, A TOUCH OFF-DRY, CLEAN FINISH

The northern whites meet the Northern Lights in this delightfully playful and flavorful blend from Montinore. The goal was to use cool-climate grapes and capture their distinctive aromas working together. With great success, the Borealis was born. Aromatic and perfumy with exotic fruits and flowers from start to finish, this crowd-pleaser reminds us of peaches, melons, and citrus, bringing a smile to our faces and finishing cleanly with zesty acidity.

Serving Suggestion: A delicious apéritif cocktail wine. Grilled chicken w/ fruit chutney. Fish tacos w/ mango salsa.

15.99

15 in stock

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2016 White Blend "The Little Prince" (Karavitakis)

Karavitakis, White Blend "The Little Prince", Crete, Greece 2016

65% Vilana, 35% Vidiano

CIDER-LIKE TART APPLE & PEAR, LEES & LEMON ZEST

Cretian native varieties Vilana and Vidiano are close relatives and appear here as a duo. The former, in the lead, is among the most important grapes on the island, while the latter, in a supporting role, is slowly being coaxed back into significance following an extended decline. This youthful yet old-school white is simultaneously refreshing and rustic, lightly-cloudy and brimming with a cider-ish sharpness and lemonade-like citric brightness. If you ever find yourself unable to decide between a glass of wine or a shandy cocktail, this might be your horse.

Serving suggestion: Neapolitan wood-fired pizza w/ anchovies, capers, & black olives. Fluffy, folded ommelette w/ chives, mushrooms, & cheese.

14.99

11 in stock

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2017 Xarel-lo (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Xarel-lo, Penedes, Spain 2017

{organic}

100% Xarel-lo

PINEAPPLE & HONEYDEW, FENNEL & MEDITERRANEAN MINERALITY

Xarel-lo is Cava’s not-so-secret weapon, typically occupying relatively small percentages of the northeastern Spanish sparklers yet infusing them with the lion’s share of their exotic undercurrents. This very special, non-bubbly rendition from Mas Codina showcases the variety’s intrinsic topicality, spice, and power in a full-figured package complete with zesty acidity which engages the brakes before unctuousness is reached. File next to Vouvray Sec.

Serving suggestion: Escalivada (grilled peppers, eggplant, & tomatoes) w/ anchovies on flatbread w/ aioli.

14.99

24 in stock

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2014 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2014

[sustainable] 100% Zinfandel

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

12 in stock

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2015 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2015

[sustainable] 100% Zinfandel

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

13 in stock

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2016 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2016

[sustainable] 100% Zinfandel

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

50 in stock

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2014 Zinfandel "The Immortal Zin" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, Zinfandel "The Immortal" Old Vines, Lodi, California 2014

100% Zinfandel

BRAMBLY RED FRUIT, SAPPY VANILLA & GENTLE

This one’s deceptively subtle. First the aromas: vanilla, dark cherry, bramble berries, and earthy rhubarb. Then the taste: a medium-full bodied, pleasure-packed wallop of berries and toast. And lastly, the finish: smooth and breathless, almost pillowy soft. Peirano Estate delivers a delicious and lovable everyday drinker made from 113-year old vines in the largest single plot of naturally rooted Zinfandel in the country! Put it at the “Zin-ter” of your table! No deal with the devil needed!

Serving Suggestion: Kiss the chef and fire up the grill, we’re barbecuing tonight! Smother, rub, or marinate, but make sure there’s BBQ at the table!

12.99

16 in stock

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2015 Zweigelt (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Zweigelt, Burgenland, Austria, 2011

100% Zweigelt

DEEP RED, SPICES & CHERRY, PINOT NOIR-ESQUE

Leo Hilinger brings us a beautiful version of Zweigelt [Zveye-gehlt]. This red grape was created in 1922 by crossing the Blaufrankish and St. Laurent vines. Today, this is Austria's most planted red grape vine. With a deep red color and a cinnamon, black cherry aroma, this soft tannin, fruity red is easy to drink and reminds us of a full bodied style of pinot noir. Leo employs both oak barrel and stainless steel tank aging to add just a little wood spice and dark chocolate in the mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Roast pork tenderloin with our own Hook's 1 year blue made into a blue cheese sauce; or one of Phoebe's savory cheese, bacon and veggie pies.

19.99

4 in stock

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2015 Zweigelt "Feuersbrunn" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Zweigelt,"Feuersbrunn" , Wagram, Austria 2015

100% Zweigelt

BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY, MOCHA, PEPPERY SPICES

Austria's most popular red grape, Zweigelt is just starting to find its audience in the here in the States. Anton Bauer is a master of coaxing the very best from every berry. With a weight reminiscent of Pinot Noir and intense purple flavors which remind us a bit of Zinfandel, Zweigelt is an enormously versatile and food-friendly red. Tony Bauer represents the the fourth generation of his family's vineyards and is considered one of the best and brightest winemakers in all of Austria.

Serving Suggestion: We had this with Hungarian Goulash in Austria and loved it. Also great with broth soup and hearty pork-stuffed dumplings.

15.99

6 in stock

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2014 Zweigelt (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria, 2014

100% Zweigelt

SPICY EARTH, RASPBERRY FRUIT, DELICIOUS

On a wine buying trip in Austria, Paul Direder stood before me 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 vintages were brilliant and he's still just 20 years old. The family farm dates back to 1849 and Paul D. carries on the family's agricultural name with none other than Anton Bauer as his mentor. Austria's Zweigelt grape varietal is something like a zin/pinot noir/ montepulciano. Spicy, medium to full-bodied, balanced raspberry fruit but not a drop of oak to be found here. Pure drinkability and a possible house red this summer. It's also 1 liter (33% more than a regular bottle). You are tasting a rising star in Austrian winemaking. Serve cool, with a slight chill.

Serving Suggestion: An essential summer red drinking wine for the beach, picnics, and all kinds of off the grill foods like fish, chicken and burgers.

12.99

5 in stock

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2016 Zweigelt (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria, 2016

100% Zweigelt

SPICY EARTH, RASPBERRY FRUIT, DELICIOUS

On a wine buying trip in Austria, Paul Direder stood before me 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 vintages were brilliant and he's still just 20 years old. The family farm dates back to 1849 and Paul D. carries on the family's agricultural name with none other than Anton Bauer as his mentor. Austria's Zweigelt grape varietal is something like a zin/pinot noir/ montepulciano. Spicy, medium to full-bodied, balanced raspberry fruit but not a drop of oak to be found here. Pure drinkability and a possible house red this summer. It's also 1 liter (33% more than a regular bottle). You are tasting a rising star in Austrian winemaking. Serve cool, with a slight chill.

Serving Suggestion: An essential summer red drinking wine for the beach, picnics, and all kinds of off the grill foods like fish, chicken and burgers.

12.99

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2017 Zweigelt Rosé "Mittelbach" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Zweigelt Rosé, Wachau, Austria, 2017 100% Zweigelt

DRY, ZIPPY, LIGHT BERRIES, CRISP AND FRUITY

Martin Mittelbach once again shows his stuff with this elegantly bright rosé. This crisp, dry, crystal-clean, pink delight is just a glimpse of how good Martin is at his craft. With light berry fruit, mineralistic complexity, and mouthwatering acidity, this is a rosé which is as intriguingly pretty as it is fun and refreshing. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: In the gazebo or on the beach with leafy salads. Toasty panini with mozzarella, sweet tomato, and basil.

14.99

28 in stock

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2015 Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" (Netzl)

Netzl, "Rosanna" Zweigelt Rosé, Carnuntum, Austria 2015

{sustainable} 100% Zweigelt

FRESH, CHEERFUL, LOTS OF BERRY, RIPE FRUIT

Carnuntum is an emerging region just southeast of Vienna in Austria. Franz Netzl walked us through his vineyards to show off the high quality Zweigelt, it is the region's most important grape. This pink version is named for his daughter Anna Marie, or Rosanna. Showing the ripe spicy side of Zweigelt in a mild dry version with loads of fruit and fleshy berry qualities, Rosanna is a darling rose for the summer. It's limited, so enjoy it while we have it.

Serving Suggestion: Best with a picnic blanket, fresh fruit salad, smoked trout dip with pepper crackers, or a spinach salad with spicy pecans, bacon bits and mushrooms.

12.99

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2017 Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" (Netzl)

Netzl, "Rosanna" Zweigelt Rosé, Carnuntum, Austria 2017

{sustainable} 100% Zweigelt

RIPE BERRY, FRESH & CHEERFUL, ZESTY SPICE

The Carnuntum region lies just southeast of Vienna and continues to gain momentum and fanfare for its lively reds. Franz Netzl walked us through his vineyards to show off the high quality vines of Zweigelt, the region's most important grape. This rosé rendition is named for his daughter, Anna Marie, and showcases the bright, berryish signatures of Zweigelt with fleshy ripeness and spice.

Serving Suggestion: Best w/ a picnic blanket, fresh fruit salad, smoked trout dip w/ pepper crackers, & spinach salad with spicy pecans, bacon bits and mushrooms.

14.99

58 in stock

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