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2015 "La Cuadrilla" (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, "La Cuadrilla", Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2015

{organic} 68% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 12% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, HERBS & PEPPERY SPICE, CHOCOLATE

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

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

24.99

3 in stock

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2016 "La Cuadrilla" (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, "La Cuadrilla", Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2015

{organic} 68% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 12% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, HERBS & PEPPERY SPICE, CHOCOLATE

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

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

24.99

3 in stock

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10 Year Tawny Port (Smith Woodhouse)

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

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

PINKISH AMBER COLOR, FIGS, DRIED FRUITS, WARMING

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

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

32.99

3 in stock

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

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

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

PLUM, COCOA, LEATHER, SATINY TEXTURE

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

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

23.99

1 in stock

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2012 Amarone della Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2012

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

COLA, LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER, FIGS, RAISINS

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

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

34.99

23 in stock

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

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

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

BLACK CHERRY PRESERVES & MISSION FIG, PORT-LIKE INTENSITY

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

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

49.99

10 in stock

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Americano Bianco (Aperitivo) (Cocchi, Giulio)

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

Moscato & Herbs (Gentian, Cinchona & Citrus)

16.5% ABV

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

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

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

20.99

18 in stock

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Americano Rosa (Aperitivo) (Cocchi, Giulio)

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

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

16.5% ABV

ROSE & WILDFLOWERS, TANGY RASPBERRY, FRESH HERBS

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

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

20.99

3 in stock

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Americano Rosso (Aperitivo) (Cappelletti)

Americano Rosso (Aperitivo)

Antica Erboristeria Cappelletti

Trento, Alto Adige, Italy NV

CITRUS & HERBS, GENTLE SWEETNESS, PLEASANTLY BITTER

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

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

20.99

15 in stock

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2014 Bandol Rouge (Bastide Blanche, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, Provence, France 2013

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

CASSIS & RAISIN. EARTHY SAGE & LEATHER

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

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

26.99

4 in stock

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2015 Bandol Rouge (Bastide Blanche, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, Provence, France 2015

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

CASSIS & RAISIN. EARTHY SAGE & LEATHER

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

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

26.99

4 in stock

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2014 Barbaresco (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Barbaresco , 2014, Piemonte, Italy

100% Nebbiolo {organic}

PRETTY! ALMOND, CHERRY, TAR, HOLIDAY SPICES

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

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

41.99

27 in stock

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2010 Barbaresco "Gaia Principe" (Prinsi)

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

DUSTY CHERRY, FLORAL, HINT OF OAK

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

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

49.99

7 in stock

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2011 Barbaresco "Gaia Principe" (Prinsi)

Prinsi, "Gaia Principe" Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy 2011 100% Nebbiolo

DUSTY CHERRY, FLORAL, HINT OF OAK

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

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

49.99

16 in stock

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2014 Barbera d'Alba (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Barbera d'Alba, 2014, Piemonte, Italy

100% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY, CARAMELIZED ORANGE PEEL, CINNAMON BARK

Dare we compare this gorgeous, elegant wine of Castello di Verduno to a black cherry soda? Imagine one made by artisans dedicated to imparting all the available lusciousness from the finest of fruit. With characteristic piquancy adding a little zing to the mix, this gratifying Barbera goes down like warm spice cake and fruit compote. This wine is serious, and seriously delicious, but it goes down oh so easy!

Serving Suggestions: Agnolotti stuffed with pork sausage and rosemary; roasted chicken with chestnuts, plums, and wild mushrooms.

21.99

1 in stock

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

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

100% Barbera

BLACKBERRY & MULLBERRY, WILD & WOODSY, INTEGRATED TOAST & SILKY TANNIN

Barbera, among the most widely recognized and popular denizens of Italy’s northwestern vineyards (and, currently, the most quantitatively important), is both a bit of an enigma and a bit of a chameleon. Uncertainty surrounds the grape’s origins, and throughout its Piemontese range, we find a broad spectrum of styles which it can assume. This example from Abbona sets our Barbara scale’s needle dancing erratically. It’s dense, dark, and brooding with black fruit and foresty, rustic charm.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck legs w/ caraway seeds & red cabbage. Hearty Russian crepes w/ sour cream & sautéed, coarsely-chopped chanterelles w/ garlic.

20.99

24 in stock

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2015 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3 L BiB (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3 L, Piemonte, Italy 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

LEATHER & CURRANT, TANGY BALSAMIC WITH A KISS OF FUNK

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

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

37.99

8 in stock

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2013 Barolo (Reverdito)

Reverdito, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2013

100% Nebbiolo

BOLD RED PLUM & DRIED CHERRY, CHESTNUT & CINNAMON

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

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

37.99

10 in stock

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2013 Barolo (Abbona, Marziano)

Marziano Abbona, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2013

100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, STAR ANISE PERFUME

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

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

34.99

12 in stock

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2012 Barolo "Serralunga" (Palladino)

Palladino, Barolo "Serralunga", Piemonte, Italy 2012

100% Nebbiolo

ROSEWATER, BLACK OLIVE, CHERRY, MINT, FIRM TEXTURE

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

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

49.99

2 in stock

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2013 Barolo "Serralunga" (Palladino)

Palladino, Barolo "Serralunga", Piemonte, Italy 2012

100% Nebbiolo

ROSEWATER, BLACK OLIVE, CHERRY, MINT, FIRM TEXTURE

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

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

49.99

12 in stock

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Barolo Chinato [500 ml] (Cocchi, Giulio)

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

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

16.5% ABV

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

49.99

17 in stock

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

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

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

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

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

34.99

5 in stock

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2015 Bianco Salento IGT "Mezzogiorno" Fiano (Morella)

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

100% Fiano

STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, WAXY & FIRM, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED

Low-yeilding, concentrated, and conducive to excellent quality, Fiano is a living legend. Drawing on 800 years of praise in Campania and Puglia, the variety is beginning to loom quite large once again as a contemporary contender as the greatest white of southern Italy. Its broad frame, vibrant acidity, and generous perfume conspire to ensure that it’s quite the head-turner. This example from Morella’s Lisa Gilbee, an Australian whose viticultural experience in both Australia and Italy dates back to the early 90s, is textbookishly captivating but stops shy of decadence with balance and restraint. Beautiful!

Serving Suggestion: Pasta w/ calamari, tomato sauce, & ricotta. Aged sheep’s milk cheeses like pecorino.

22.99

10 in stock

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2010 Blanc de Blancs Brut (Huia Vineyards)

Huia Vineyards, Blanc de Blancs Brut

Marlborough, New Zealand 2010

100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN DELICOUS, TOAST & BEESWAX, PECTIN & PETROL

The cool-climated viticulture of New Zealand’s Marlborough most famously contributes the dialed-up Sauvignon-ish-ness to the region’s renditions of that famous grape, but it also helps other varieties hailing from colder parts of Europe to find voices similar to the ones they have back home. This Chardonnay-based bubbly takes on a combination of heightened acidity, orchard-ish tartness, and yeasty richness that would be perfectly at home in Champagne. An alpine-esque, petrolic tinge adds intrigue. Three cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Greenshell mussels w/ butter, Sauvignon Blanc, garlic, & lemon. Molten camembert w/ drizzled truffle-infused olive oil & granny smith apples on toasted bread.

39.99

15 in stock

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2016 Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

ETHERIAL ORCHARD, SUBTLE TOAST & WAXY LEES

Though this cuvée from our friends, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, may take its name from the fact that it sees a short period of oak aging in a combination of new and older barrels, oak is far from this gorgeous white's foremost defining characteristic. Brimming with a waxy yeastiness that resembles that of some champagne and a winning combination of golden apple and tangy tropical fruit, this classical southern white Burgundy allows its time in oak to reveal itself as a delectable toasty spice that is as subtle and as integrated as it is sumptuous.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried trout in a buttery white burgundy sauce w/ pickled white asparagus salad. Chanterelle quiche w/ dill & mustard.

23.99

22 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (Charleux, Domaine Maurice)

Domaine Maurice Charleux, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, BRIGHT FRUIT, YOUTHFUL ELEGANCE

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

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

23.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (Rossignol, Domaine Philippe)

Domaine Phillippe Rossignol, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

RED PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, BRIGHT & BALANCED

The Cote d’Or’s northern half, the Cote de Nuits, has a lot of competition from its neighbors throughout the rest of Burgundy, but, with the exception of a few enclaves of the Cote de Beaune (it’s immediately southern counterpart), few regions would be nominated as the very best of the best for Pinot production. This offering from Philippe Rossignol, a producer whose home base lies in the illustrious Gevrey-Chambertin, features the impressive balance of structure and perfume that helps make some of its more loftily labeled counterparts as impressive as they are.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ basil & shiitakes. Firsthand fqoods bratwurst w/ crispy fried collard greens & radish.

32.99

1 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Rouge (Charleux, Domaine Maurice)

Domaine Maurice Charleux, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, BRIGHT FRUIT, YOUTHFUL ELEGANCE

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

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

23.99

1 in stock

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2016 Bourgogne Rouge "Chant de la Tour" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Rouge "Chant de la Tour", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PRETTY & DELICATE. CHERRY/RASPBERRY & EARTH

This is authentic, classic, old-school Burgundy showing pure Pinot Noir subtlety and depth. Made from grapes grown in the biodynamic vineyards of wife & husband team Celine & Laurent Tripoz. Their tiny, artisan winery is truly focused on producing the best quality grapes, then turning them into expressive wines using minimalist winemaking. The results are honest, delicious wines with no make-up and filled with vitality.

Serving Suggestions: Truly versatile with savory fare, especially with root vegetables. Salmon, roast poultry, pork, and roast beef.

24.99

15 in stock

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2011 Brunello di Montalcino (Mocali)

Mocali, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

100% Sangiovese

SUPPLE TANNIN, DRIED BERRY & RICH CHERRY FRUIT

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

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

49.99

1 in stock

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2011 Brunello di Montalcino (Armilla)

Armilla, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

RICH RED CHERRY, BERRY & BAKING SPICE, ELEGANT & ROBUST

Armilla owner, Ofelia Perugini, runs her small estate (the area which qualifies for Brunello di Montalcino is less than 5 acres) with the help of her daughters and grandchildren. Her husband, Silverio, passed away thirty years ago - before they had sold any Brunello. They honor his memory with this fantastic offering, full of ripe, concentrated red cherry and cranberry, hints of clove, nutmeg, and leather, all supported with soft tannins and balanced with terrific acidity. This deserves to be decanted 20 minutes before drinking.

Serving suggestion: Rigatoni & homemade tomato sauce w/ boar meatballs. Meaty ragu w/ rosemary over pappardelle.

49.99

1 in stock

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2012 Brunello di Montalcino (Mocali)

Mocali, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

100% Sangiovese

SUPPLE TANNIN, DRIED BERRY & RICH CHERRY FRUIT

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

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

49.99

9 in stock

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2012 Brunello di Montalcino (Armilla)

Armilla, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2012

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

RICH RED CHERRY, BERRY & BAKING SPICE, ELEGANT & ROBUST

Armilla owner, Ofelia Perugini, runs her small estate (the area which qualifies for Brunello di Montalcino is less than 5 acres) with the help of her daughters and grandchildren. Her husband, Silverio, passed away thirty years ago - before they had sold any Brunello. They honor his memory with this fantastic offering, full of ripe, concentrated red cherry and cranberry, hints of clove, nutmeg, and leather, all supported with soft tannins and balanced with terrific acidity. This deserves to be decanted 20 minutes before drinking.

Serving suggestion: Rigatoni & homemade tomato sauce w/ boar meatballs. Meaty ragu w/ rosemary over pappardelle.

49.99

9 in stock

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2008 Brunello di Montalcino (Casanuova delle Cerbaie)

Casanuova delle Cerbaie, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2008

100% Sangiovese

49.99

20 in stock

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Brut Cuvee (Laetitia Winery)

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

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

PEAR & ALMOND, TOASTY, RICH CREAMY TEXTURE

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

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

29.99

5 in stock

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2014 Brut Rosé (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Brut Rosé, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2014{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BRIGHT STRAWBERRY & SOFT CRANBERRY, ETERNAL EFFERVESCENCE

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

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

29.99

6 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.

21.99

18 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Franc (Ravines)

Ravines, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, NY 2015

100% Cabernet Franc

ELEGANT CHERRY & RASPBERRY, LEAFY UNDERBRUSH, GENTLE TANNIN

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

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

22.99

18 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Merlot (Woodlands)

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

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

CASSIS & GRACEFUL FRENCH OAK, BEAUTIFULLY STRUCTURED

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

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

29.99

6 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros, CA 2012

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

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

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

39.99

1 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Turnbull)

Turnbull, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA 2014

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

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

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

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

44.99

14 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

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

BLACKBERRY PRESERVES & PLUM, SUMPTUOUS WOODSINESS, CACAO & BALSAMICO

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

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

40.99

14 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Caton, Ty)

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

{sustainable}

CLASSIC CASSIS, OAKY VANILLA, BIG & DARK

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

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

30.99

12 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Turnbull)

Turnbull, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA 2015

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

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

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

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

44.99

15 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

49.99

7 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros, CA 2014

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

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

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

42.99

18 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

49.99

9 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

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

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS, MENTHOL, ANISE & PINK PEPPERCORN

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

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

22.99

2 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2014

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS, MENTHOL, ANISE & PINK PEPPERCORN

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

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

22.99

16 in stock

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate" (Xabregas)

Xabregas Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate", Mount Barker, Western Australia, 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACKBERRY. VIOLETS & MINT. LICORICE. BAKING CHOCOLATE.

Mount Barker is renowned for having some of the oldest vines in Australia’s Great Southern, and this wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon shows it. The cooler climate and varying terroir throughout the region allows for extremely, expressive wines. Well-integrated tannins create a structured wine with great length, all the while allowing for a full-bodied Cab, more reminiscent of Bordeaux than Napa. Spending 20 months in French Oak, you’re able to see just how much they regard their French counterparts. They say imitation is the best form of flattery. We just think Western Australia was taking notes in class while studying their Western winemaking friends.

Serving Suggestion: Peppered Flank Steak w/ capers & fingerling potatoes. French Dip Sandwich Au Jus.

24.99

24 in stock

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

Gran Verano, Cabernet Sauvignon 3L BiB, Chile 2015

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

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

26.99

3 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

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

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

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

26.99

2 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2015

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

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

26.99

23 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "Highland Ranches" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Cabernet Sauvignon "Highland Ranches", Mendocino, CA 2015

{sustainable} 79% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Merlot; 6% Syrah

CASSIS, MENTHOL, ANISE & PINK PEPPERCORN

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

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

24.99

12 in stock

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2015 Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante" (Petrilli, Paolo)

Paolo Petrilli, Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante", Daunia, Puglia, Italy 2015

{Organic} Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Bombino

20.99

50 in stock

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2011 Cadillac (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac, Bordeaux, France 2011

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

MOUTHWATERING PEACH & APRICOT, ORANGE MARMALADE, SWEET SPICES

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

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

25.99

21 in stock

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2012 Cahors "K" (Clos Troteligotte)

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

{organic} 100% Malbec

FIRM BLACK PLUM, SPICY TOASTED OAK, DARK MINERALITY

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

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

33.99

1 in stock

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2011 Carmenere (Maquis, Viña)

Vina Maquis, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2011

100% Carmenere

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

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

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

21.99

2 in stock

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2013 Carmenere (Maquis, Viña)

Vina Maquis, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2013

100% Carmenere

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

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

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

21.99

1 in stock

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2014 Carmenere (Maquis, Viña)

Vina Maquis, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2014

100% Carmenere

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

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

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

21.99

13 in stock

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

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

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

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

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

45.99

2 in stock

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2014 Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter] (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter], Penedes, Spain, 2014

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

CLEAN & AROMATIC, INTENSE & LOVELY

On the last day of a recent trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has soul, freshness, complexity and drinkability. Family-owned since the 1600's by the Garriga family, Mas Codina is a secret even in Spain. This magnificent magnum brimming with bubbly brightness will make you smile with each zippy sip!

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

23.99

31 in stock

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

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

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

YEASTY SPICE. LEMON, SLATE, CHRYSANTHEMUM

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

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

26.99

6 in stock

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2014 Chablis (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

31.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

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

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

23.99

4 in stock

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2016 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2016

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

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

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

23.99

7 in stock

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2016 Chablis (Charmoy, Domaine de)

Domaine de Charmoy, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

LEMON & ASIAN PEAR, A CHALKY CHAMPION, FIRM

This islanded stretch of Burgundy (80 miles from Dijon) produces one of the most iconic (although underrepresented) styles of Chardonnay. Chablis is home to racy antitheses of the buttery beasts that spring to mind at the mention of California’s favorite adopted white grape variety. With mighty minerality, mouthwatering citrus, and crisp, pear-ish tree fruit, this shining example glimmers in the glass with everything we love albeit with slightly softer angles than average.

Serving Suggestion: Razor clams w/ butter, pickled shallots, lemon, & garlic. A variety of cheeses like goat gouda, Charolais, or Cantal.

22.99

15 in stock

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2014 Chablis 1er Cru "Mont de Milieu" (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis 1er Cru "Mont de Milieu", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

47.99

2 in stock

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2009 Champagne "Special Club" (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne "Special Club", Champagne, France 2009

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

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

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

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

49.99

1 in stock

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France NV

BOLD LIME, YEASTY & RICH, CHISELED BUT SOFT

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

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

34.99

19 in stock

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Champagne Brut (Collon, Michel)

Michel Collon, Champagne Brut, Champagne, France NV

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE & CRISP ASIAN PEAR, LEMON & GINGER, BRILLIANTLY BRIGHT

From Champagne's southeastern outpost of Aube comes this lively bubbly of crystalline clarity. Youthfully bright golden fruit and pristine minerality like that of a hidden mountain stream carry the sumptuously subtle biscuity notes that we all love to taste in Champagne. Equally food-friendly, toast-tacular, and everlastingly evening-ready, this is the kind of sparkler that you could should get to know very, very well. Don't forget how rare grower-made Champagnes like this are. A gem!

Serving Suggestion: As lovely as it is flying solo, Champagne is an oft-underutilized food wine. This one pairs exceptionally well with modern sushi of the "rainbow roll"-ish variety: a colorful plethora of fish atop wrapped shrimp tempura and avocado.

34.99

21 in stock

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Champagne Brut Rosé (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne Brut Rosé, Champagne, France NV Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

FIRM CHERRY & STONE FRUIT, TOASTY MACAROON, ZESTY ACIDITY

Forged from equal proportions of Champagne’s holy trinity (Chardonnay and Pinots Noir & Meunier), Grognet’s lovely brut rosé finds a perfect balance between firm, fresh fruit sensations (in terms of both flavor and acidity) and an age-enhanced wealth of yeasty, pastry-like richness. Cécile Grognet represents the estate’s fifth generation, and a 120+ year legacy as a family of Champagne growers. Her expertise shines brightly in this beautiful bubbly.

Serving Suggestion: Duck mousse w/ tart raspberries. Monkfish liver w/ diced daikon & red pepper sauce. Goat’s milk cheeses & dark, rustic bread.

36.99

26 in stock

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Champagne Brut Tradition (Gaston-Chiquet)

Gaston-Chiquet, Brut Tradition, Champagne, France NV

40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir

BOLD PEAR & LEMON, TOASTY & ELEGANT, MOUTHFILLING MOUSSE

The Champagne region is a most beloved conundrum (no, not that Conundrum!), providing us with wines which are simultaneously delicate yet monumental, chiseled yet opulent, and intensely drinkable yet enduringly thought-provoking. This very traditional offering from Gaston-Chiquet beams heroically at us with contemporary clarity (more delightful contradictions!), rich, round ripeness, and zesty, mouthwatering crispness. Look no further, and don't save this beautiful beast for some unknown celebration!

Serving suggestions: Tender monkfish w/ clarified butter & scallion/potato frites. Just throw it back to celebrate Champagne and being alive!

49.99

15 in stock

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2005 Charbono "Villa Andriana Vineyard" (Summers)

Summers, Charbono "Villa Andriana Vineyard", Napa, California 2005

100% Charbono

DARK, BEEFY BERRY & SMOKY, SMOOTH VANILLA

Charbono, a rare grape in the US, and for that matter anywhere in the world, is Italian in origin. Its name comes from the Italian word for "carbon" because of the black colored wine that it makes. Distinct from the intimidating color though is a smooth texture and friendly berry flavors bolstered by smoky vanilla flavors from aging in oak barrels.

Try With:

Beef or Sausage Lasagna. Charcoal grilled burgers with minimal toppings.

25.99

4 in stock

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2010 Chardonnay (Belle Pente)

Belle Pente, Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2010

ROUND PINEAPPLE & PEAR, MATURE YET LIVELY

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

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

34.99

6 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, CA 2014

CREAMY, TOASTY OAK & TROPICAL FRUIT, VANILLA

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

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

26.99

35 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Woodlands)

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

BAKED LEMON BARS, SUBTLE CREAM, UNDERSTATED OAK

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

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

25.99

14 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay "Barrel Fermented" (Hendry Ranch)

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

100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, FULL & FLORAL, CREAMY TEXTURE

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

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

33.99

8 in stock

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

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

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

EXOTIC CITRUS, STONE FRUIT & PEAR, FIRM & FULL-BODIED

We’ve long been ardent admirers of Melville’s large-and-in-charge leaning Pinot Noirs, the estate’s “Clone 76-Inox” Chardonnay, in some ways, runs parallel in style. Both grapes are natives of France’s Burgundy, and Melville manages to pay homage to their origins while harnessing the potential for power and additional richness offered by the climate of Santa Rita’s hills. This offering has, with intent, one foot planted firmly in the stylings of Chablis, but at 14% alcohol, there’s an undeniable weight and ripeness-induced tropicality that’s all its own. This Meliville is a great white whale of a Chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Savory monkfish & pineapple (not too sweet!) skewers w/ yellow curry. Cali-themed sweet corn gazpacho w/ halved grape tomatoes, shallots, avocado, & lemon juice.

44.99

16 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Firepeak" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Chardonnay "Firepeak", Edna Valley, California 2015 100% Chardonnay

RIPE APPLE & PEAR, TOASTED OAK, TERRIFIC ACIDITY

California’s Edna Valley, which spans only eight miles along the coastline, boasts the longest growing season in the state. The grapes in this region also benefit from generous sunshine, cool Pacific breezes, and volcanic soil. This Chardonnay from Baileyana showcases the balance of ripeness and acidity that makes the wines from Edna Valley so special. Redolent of juicy apple and pineapple and enhanced by a gentle oaken spice, this is a delight!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled NC catfish w/ toasted cornbread & hoppin’ john. Garlicky brown butter cauliflower w/ a summer squash, green bean, & tomato salad.

22.99

16 in stock

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

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

100% Chardonnay

TROPICAL FRUIT, HONEY, CITRUS ZEST; HARMONIOUS SWEETNESS & ACIDITY

Chardonnay for dessert? You bet your ass. Christoph Edelbauer's dessert wine is a masterpiece of harmony. Think warm honey dripping slowly over a plate of tropical fruit, dusted w/ grapefruit zest & served alongside a bowl of baked golden apples topped w/ ethereally light caramel. Rich, full sweetness yields to palate-cleansing acidity so deftly that you'll need to savor another mouthful just to see how the trick is performed.

Serving Suggestion: A small plate of fruit & cheese in the quiet dark, late at night.

32.99

1 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay Estate (Bethel Heights)

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

SUBTLE OAK, CITRUS, SOFT & COMPLEX, ELEGANT

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

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

26.99

4 in stock

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2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

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

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, MATURE, MILD OAK 

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

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

32.99

1 in stock

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2012 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

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

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, LEESY, MILD OAK 

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

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

32.99

9 in stock

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2013 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

Thomas Fogarty, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, US 2013

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, LEESY, MILD OAK 

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

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

34.99

6 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California 2015

49.99

18 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (Saint Siffrein, Domaine de)

Domaine de Saint Siffrein, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, Rhone Valley, France 2014

35% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 15% Bourboulenc, 3% Picquepoul, 2% Picardan

[biodynamic]

24.99

4 in stock

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

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

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

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

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

39.99

19 in stock

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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2016

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

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

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

39.99

24 in stock

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

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage", Rhone Valley, France 2014

LOGANBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, MAJESTIC SPICE BOX, DRIED FLOWERS

Comprised almost entirely of Grenache (century-old vines), the cuvée “Heritage” oozes intense, violet fruit and a most exotic potpourri of garrigues, rose petal, dried persimmon, and cinnamon. Arguably more seductive and mysterious than massive or brooding, it is absolutely enchanting!

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose (or duck) w/ rosemary, thyme, orange zest, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Serve w/ smashed potato & port gravy.

49.99

6 in stock

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2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2015

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah

MISSION FIG & BLACKBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires relatively little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single family lineage). This outstanding red, never before available in North Carolina, seduces us with its intense flavors of black fruit, Mediterranean spices, and Turkish delights, representing a bounty of exotic intrigue and phenomenal value. An instant favorite!

Serving Suggestions: Lamb shoulder braised in olive oil, white wine, bay leaves, & parsley w/ artichoke hearts & white beans. Stewed leg of mutton in an Afghan or North Indian yogurt curry w/ peas, onions, spinach & tomatoes.

39.99

14 in stock

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2013 Chianti Classico (Masse di Lamole, Le)

Le Masse di Lamole, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2013

100% Sangiovese

GLEAMING DARK FRUIT, FOREST FLOWERS, TOBACCO

The regional name of Chianti evokes a variety of different expectations and impressions, which isn’t surprising given the broad spectrum of possibilities offered by the area’s reds. This one, from one of the most prized corners of Chianti Classico, Lamole, makes its mark somewhere on the borders of medium-ness and fullness of body, the high elevation vineyards having yielded impressive structure and balance. Pretty and profound!

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin w/ garlic & rosemary. Roasted sheepsmilk cheese & garlic-stuffed portobello caps.

29.99

1 in stock

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2010 Chianti Classico (Pruneto)

Pruneto, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2010

100% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, CEDAR, SUPPLE LEATHER. CLASSIC CHIANTI!

Talk about a wine from a farmer. Riccardo Lanza spends as much time in the fields (and out of the cellar) as he possibly can, because that’s where the real work is done. This is pure Sangiovese Chianti from well-loved vines, redolent of the surrounding forest and full of tarry, leathery earth. Edgy, and absolutely delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Veal Parmesan, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs. Meat sauce, basically.

22.99

5 in stock

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2013 Chianti Classico (Pruneto)

Pruneto, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2013

100% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY, CEDAR, SUPPLE LEATHER. CLASSIC CHIANTI!

Talk about a wine from a farmer. Riccardo Lanza spends as much time in the fields (and out of the cellar) as he possibly can, because that’s where the real work is done. This is pure Sangiovese Chianti from well-loved vines, redolent of the surrounding forest and full of tarry, leathery earth. Edgy, and absolutely delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Veal Parmesan, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs. Meat sauce, basically.

22.99

14 in stock

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2015 Chianti Classico (Monteraponi)

Monteraponi, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2015

95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo

CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, TOBACCO & ROSE PETAL, UNDERBRUSH

The central, Classico zone of Chianti country carries almost as much clout, additionally, as the famed Etruscan region itself does. Don’t agonize too much about not seeing the consortium’s rooster around the neck. It’s on the back label. Monteraponi produces its beautiful, classical Classico offering with eyes trained on tradition and terroir. Tasting of forest ethereality and earth, it’s aged in Slavonian oak and concrete for almost two and a half years before finding its way into the bottle.

Serving Suggestion: Seared rib-eye w/ balsamic vinegar glaze, shallots & black pepper. Russian black bread or pumpernickel w/ a Havarti/garlic/mayonnaise spread & alfalfa sprouts.

32.99

29 in stock

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2010 Chianti Classico "Vigna Viacosta" (Rodano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Rodano, Chianti Classico Riserva "Viacosta", Tuscany, Italy 2010

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

BLACK CHERRY & JUNIPER, SPICE & TOASTY CEDAR, ELEGANT!

Rodano's vineyards have been the source of classic Tuscan wines since the 1700s. Today, they are made by the Prez (the president of the Chianti Classico Consortium, that is, Vittorio Pozzesi) and his son, Enrico. This gorgeous 100% Sangiovese is a spectacular ambassador for the grape and really gets our hearts racing with classic Chianti gusto. Look no further for an impressive Classico. In fact, you may wonder when the last time you've had such an outstanding Central Italian experience. Chiantissimo!

Serving Suggestion: Convince a friend to make homemade pasta w/ sweet Italian sausage, peppers, fruity olive oil, & a pile of freshly shaved Parm Word up.

38.99

6 in stock

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2011 Chinon "Cuvee Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2011

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

22.99

4 in stock

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2014 Chinon "Cuvee Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

23.99

34 in stock

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2015 Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissee" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissee", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

BAKED APPLE, FRESH PEAR AND LEMON CREAM, OPULENT

A Chinon Blanc made from Chenin Blanc! Say that five times fast. Cabernet Franc is king in Chinon, and Domaine Gouron’s typical work is no exception. Only one of their 28 hectares is devoted to Chenin Blanc. Though only a small fraction of their production (less than 200 cases made!), one taste will tell you this rare Chinon Blanc is far from an afterthought to the Gouron family. Rich and luxurious, with creaminess from French oak fermentation balanced by the sharp spear of stone that distinguishes the best Loire Chenins from the rest. Imagine if a rich Meursault had a baby with the best the Mosel has to offer.

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough to match continental classics from roast bird to richer seafood like dover sole. Has the fruit and acidity to stand up to spicier foods.

31.99

22 in stock

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2015 Condrieu (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Condrieu, Northern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 100% Viognier

NECTARINE & LYCHEE, DRIED ROSES, FULL YET FIRM

Condrieu’s granite slopes overlooking the town of Ampuis and the Rhone River are Viognier’s home turf, and it’s here that the grape does its most revered work. Intensely characterful, with poignant peach, floral, and tropical perfumes, the variety can border on overblown when grown in hotter climates or allowed to become overripe, but, like the greatest examples of Condrieu, this offering magnificently maintains its freshness with lively acidity, well-defined fruit, and a modern yet moderate 13.5% abv. Voila! C’est Viognier!

Serving Suggestion: Butter-poached, broiled monkfish (lobster is the classic pairing) w/ fresh, sweet tomato halves & basil. Pad Thai w/ fried tofu, cashews, & beansprouts.

49.99

2 in stock

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2014 Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac", Languedoc, France 2014

{organic} 80% Carignan (120+ year old vines), 20% Grenache

PROVENÇAL HERBS, BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLETS

Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried black raspberries, garrigue (rosemary, thyme, lavender), and a slightly smoky earthiness. The inky purple color of this wine is backed up with the essence of violets. Her best vintage in a decade!

Serving Suggestion: All grilled meats. It was also delicious with a salad of fresh frisée topped with sautéed chicken livers and gizzards then drizzled with the pan drippings touched with sherry vinegar.

29.99

21 in stock

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2013 Cornas "Harmonie" (Farge, Domaine Guy)

Domaine Guy Farge, Cornas "Harmonie," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 100% Syrah

INKY CASSIS, PUNGENT EARTH, LEATHER & OYSTER SHELL

Cornas is frequently seen as the source of harder, more brooding wines of the Northern Rhone. As is the case in its neighboring appellations, Syrah is king here. This rendition from Guy Farge certainly has its edge, but the conventional wisdom of requiring ten years of aging in order to become approachable has been unceremoniously kicked out the window. A blackish-violet core of fruit radiates earthy, leathery aromas of root vegetables and cured meat. Fascinating and fantastic!

Serving Suggestion: Hangar steak w/ roasted beets & creminis. Charred root vegetables w/ dill & sour cream.

44.99

14 in stock

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2014 Cote de Brouilly "Vieilles Vignes" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Jacky Piret, Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLET & IRIS, SLATEY MINERALS

Deft hands in the winery meet with the perfectly ripened fruit from 65 year-old vines grown in some of the finest blue shale soils in all of Beaujolais; a recipe for serious, elegant wine. Clean, slatey minerality runs through bloomy, floral aromatics and soft rich fruit like veins of precious ore glistening in a mountainside. See that? This wine made us paint a pretty picture in your mind. We can't help it with Gamay this good.

Serving Suggestion: Mussels and sausage in a rich curry broth, frites on the side. Panade (giant casserole) of tomato, chard, gruyere, and rustic bread.

21.99

23 in stock

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2014 Cote-Rotie "Drevon" (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Côte-Rôtie "Drevon", Northern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier

BLACKBERRY & DATE, LEATHER & TOAST, EARTHY CACAO BUTTER

The steeply-inclined vineyards of Cote-Rotie overlook the picturesque riverside town of Ampuils. The imposing slopes of its Cote Brun constitute the Northern Rhone’s northernmost extreme and provide the world with some of the most revered Syrah – as beautiful and generous as it is brooding and inflexible. Here, we find the Drevon vineyard of Domaine de Rosiers yielding opaque, mauve elixirs which exemplify classical Syrah as it tastes on its home turf.

Serving Suggestion: Venison & duck stew w/ shallots, parsnips, & cardamom. Stir fried black wood ears, bamboo shoots, scallions, and bean sprouts.

49.99

6 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes", Languedoc, France 2014

LUSH, FLORAL PEAR, CITRUS & WHITE RAISIN. DRY.

These vines are grown on a hilltop of completely rocky soil called "Marnes," so poor that nobody thought vines would grow there. Dominique Granier traded other plots to get this one and proudly states "If you can find one bucket of dirt on this hill, I'll give you the vineyard!" The stressed vines that grow here now produce incredible grapes for this spectacular white that rivals the great whites of the Rhone Valley.

Serving Suggestions: Steamed crabs. Korean Sea Bass and Shrimp in Kimchee broth. Scallops with leeks and caramelized peaches.

20.99

14 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes", Languedoc, France 2016

70% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Viognier

LUSH, FLORAL PEAR, CITRUS & WHITE RAISIN. DRY.

These vines are grown on a hilltop of completely rocky soil called "Marnes," so poor that nobody thought vines would grow there. Dominique Granier traded other plots to get this one and proudly states "If you can find one bucket of dirt on this hill, I'll give you the vineyard!" The stressed vines that grow here now produce incredible grapes for this spectacular white that rivals the great whites of the Rhone Valley.

Serving Suggestions: Steamed crabs. Korean Sea Bass and Shrimp in Kimchee broth. Scallops with leeks and caramelized peaches.

23.99

26 in stock

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2011 Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté" (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté", Loire Valley, France, 2011

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

UNSTOPPABLE LEMON ZEST & HONEYCOMB, VISCOUS YET BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

In the northwestern reaches of the Middle Loire's Anjou lies the subregion known as the Coteaux du Layon, a haven of intensely perfumed, decadently concentrated desert wines famous not only for their complexity and power but balancing, blaring acidity. English connoisseurs dubbed these wines the "Sauternes-Killers" for obvious reasons. This offering from our friends at Cady is a veritable elixir of indulgence Volupté!

Serving Suggestion: Rich, fatty, soft-ripened cheeses that are bloomy & bark-wrapped. Professor Harbison, I presume...

45.99

14 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire", Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

24.99

25 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Provence Rosé 1.5L (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2016 [1.5L]

{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.

29.99

1 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé 1.5L (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2017 [1.5L]

{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.

29.99

12 in stock

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2013 Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic & vegan} 60% Viognier, 30% Bourboulenc, 10% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. We thought that the wines of Garrigon couldn't get any better until the dawning of this beauty in three-liter format! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

34.99

8 in stock

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2011 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2011

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2015

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

21 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic & vegan} 50% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 30% Syrah

SMOKY BERRIES, GARRIGUE & BLACK TEA

From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically-styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues (aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender, and anise that permeates the air in southern France). This is highly recommended, and a stunning value for the laundry list of great attributes that it has. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grilled foods including red meats or mushrooms, eggplants and fingerling potatoes for our vegetarian friends.

34.99

16 in stock

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

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Mourillons", Southern Rhone, France 2015

100% Syrah

LOGANBERRY & CASSIS, GARRIGUES & GRAPHITE, DECADENT

Perhaps having not quite achieved the cult-classic status enjoyed by Saint-Anne’s Mourvedre-dominated cuvée, this equally unusual Syrah-centric Southern Rhone from the estate is no less remarkable. Homing in on an absolutely textbook-worthy distillation of Syrah’s essences, this more Mediterranean example is quite distinct from those of the Northern Rhone. Firm, savory blackish-purple fruit character, courtesy of the variety itself, comes magnificently studded with dark, mineralistic elegance, peppery spice, and the quintessential perfumes of the region’s garrigues. An elixir!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared duck breasts w/ prune & port sauce. Arugula & chopped brazil nut salad w/ roquefort & thyme-infused, port-balsamic drizzle.

26.99

24 in stock

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

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres", Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 15% Syrah

BLACK CHERRY & CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIG, ROSEWATER & ROSEMARY

Emerging from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, this unusually Mourvèdre-driven cuvée is quite iconoclastic and quietly iconic. Mourvedre enjoys a lofty reputation among growers throughout Mediterranean France for the character and intensity that it can contribute, but it also has earned the reputation of a sluggish ripener and, thus, a liability in cooler years. Saint-Anne’s fame is partially anchored to the estate’s affinity for the variety, ripening it to perfection and trusting it to headline this broad-shouldered and exquisitely exotic red. File closer to Chateauneuf than Bandol...

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops w/ cumin, cinnamon, fennel, & olive oil. Flatbread w/ feta, black olives, spinach, & roast garlic.

23.99

19 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose (Baur, Charles)

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

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

TART STRAWBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, CRACKED STONE & COOKIE DOUGH

Of the impressive, non-Champagne areas that produce French sparkling wine under the name, “Crémant,” Alsace is perhaps the very most exciting. Arnaud Baur’s affinity for bubbly offerings has remained consistently and particularly impressive for us, and while this refreshing rosé may not quite rival its white counterparts in yeasty, Champagne-ish maturity, it more than rises to the occasion, stepping sideways and finding a fresher, more fruit-forward voice while remaining chiseled, very dry, and with traces of biscuity richness. Beautiful!

Serving Suggestion: Choucroute au poisson (trout in heavy cream sauce w/ cumin, thyme leaves, & sauerkraut). Linguini w/ fried capers & puttanesca sauce.

21.99

27 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter] (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter], Burgundy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

SPICY APPLE & LIME, MATURE LEESY RICHNESS, VERY DRY W/ A LONG FINISH

Celine & Laurent Tripoz make such a tiny amount of this Crémant, and as such it is crafted like many of the finest Champagnes. Rich, maturely nutty, and elegantly vinous, it is perfectly adapted to life at the table and shouldn't merely be delegated to celebrations. Lush, elegant, very ageworthy, it is only made in the best years (and previously only in magnums -1.5 liter bottles). Truly delicious...

Serving Suggestion: Surprisingly versatile, it is at its best w/ rich, creamy dishes like soft, flavorful cheeses or fried chicken.

59.99

17 in stock

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2016 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc "Les Charmeuses" (Mucyn, Domaine)

Domaine Mucyn, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc "Les Charmuses," Northern Rhone, France 2016

60% Marsanne, 40% Roussane

22.99

10 in stock

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2015 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge "Les Entrecoeurs" (Mucyn, Domaine)

Domaine Mucyn, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge "Les Entrecoeurs," Northern Rhone, France 2015

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY, WHOLESOME LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER & BLACK TEA

While we’d be thrilled to report that the wines of Crozes-Hermitage (roughly halfway between Lyon and Avignon) are always impressive values that hit the spot when we’re craving the imposing reds of the much smaller and more exclusive Hermitage region, this is sadly not often the case. This guy, however, is brimming with intense and distinctive black Syrah fruit and the Northern Rhone’s signature suggestions of smoked meat, spices, and herbs. Truly impressive!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared venison (or grass-fed beef) w/ roasted bone marrow & caramelized onions. Smoked seitan “ribs” w/ brown sugar, paprika & butternut squash.

22.99

11 in stock

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2016 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet" 1.5L (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.

28.99

3 in stock

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2016 Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot", Piemonte, Italy 2016

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.

21.99

17 in stock

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1987 Don PX Gran Reserva Montilla-Moriles (375ml) (Toro Albalá, Bodegas)

Bodegas Toro Albalá, Don PX Gran Reserva, Montilla-Moriles, Spain 1987 (375 ml)

100% Pedro Ximenez

COFFEE, TOFFEE, MOLASSES, DATES, RICH, SWEET, RARE

What were doing in 1987? Perhaps a bottle of sweet Montilla-Moriles (a close relative of Sherry) will help jiggle the memory free. Very rare indeed, this is purely hedonistic wine love. Nearly black in the glass, with syrupy, rich coffee/toffee, molasses, dates, figs and caramel, this is Pedro Ximenez aged for decades reducing it down to a rare treat. Wines like this come around like Haley's comet so grab a bottle now and savor it over time with small thimbles on weekends. Naw, forget that. Drink it with good friends in one evening.

Serving Suggestion: Best after dinner as a dessert on its own around a table where deep thoughts and contemplation/arguments are required about life, love and politics. Or try with plain cheese cake and buttery rich bread type desserts.

39.99

3 in stock

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2016 Etna Rosso "a Rina" (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, "a Rina" Etna Rosso, Sicilia, Italy 2016

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRIED GOJI BERRIES, GORGEOUS TANNINS, HIGH ACIDITY

Giuseppe Russo is quite the brave winemaker. His vineyard, certified organic, is located on the eastern end of Sicily in the shadow of Mt. Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The inorganic volcanic soil provides a perfect home to Nerello Mascalese, the dominant grape in the Etna Rosso region. Please forgive us when we say this, but this Etna Rosso is erupting with flavor. Don't be fooled by its near-translucence. The gorgeous pale brick color belies a delightfully tannic mouthful of bright, earthy, acidic goodness. 

Serving Suggestion:  Roasted red pepper hummus on garlic bread. Grilled poussin w/ Mediterranean spices.

26.99

7 in stock

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2013 Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion" (Rossignol, Domaine Philippe)

Domaine Phillippe Rossignol, Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

VIOLET PLUM & RICH CHERRY, CLOVE & DILL, PEPPERY GRANITE

Fixin, one of the northernmost outposts of the famed world-capital of Pinot Noir, the Cote de Nuits, may remain in the shadows of the area’s other (often ultra-expensive) appellations like Gevrey-Chambertin or Echezeaux, but that doesn’t keep it from being an immensely exciting frontier for adventurous enthusiasts of red Burgundy. The wine’s voluptuous violet fruit, fresh acidity, and beautifully balanced tannic structure could almost evoke an image of the Cote d’Or (the greater northern Burgundian countryside) with it’s distinctive, forest-topped banks, stone walls, and gnarled but beautifully fruit-bearing vines. Divine!

Serving Suggestion: Bacon-cloaked roast quail brushed w/ butter & served w/ white asparagus & wild rice. Cottage cheese-stuffed portobello caps w/ dill & chives served w/ toasted pumpernickel rusks.

39.99

46 in stock

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2015 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

2 in stock

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2016 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

28 in stock

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2008 Franciacorta Brut Rosato (Monzio Compagnoni, Azienda Agricola)

Monzio Compagnoni, Franciacorta Brut Rosato, Lombardy, Italy 2008

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

DELICATE MOUSSE, POMEGRANATE & WHITE CHERRY, GENTLE SPICE

Not far from Milan, Lombardy's Franciacorta region has provided Italy since 1967 with an official (and very eloquent) answer to France's Champagne. Viticulture has existed here, however, much longer. Today, both the grapes used and the methods employed are, by law, modeled after those of Champagne while guidelines and restrictions are, impressively, even more stringent and conducive to quality. In 1987, 20 years after the area's DOC status became cemented, a young Marcel Monzio Compagnoni founded the estate responsible for this elegantly subtle and intoxicatingly-perfumed bubbly.

Serving Suggestion: Mild sashimi (Snapper or Yellowfin, for instance). Triple cream cheeses. Quiche w/ smoked trout, spinach, & a flaky, buttery crust.

27.99

11 in stock

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2010 Friulano "Jakot" ("orange" wine) (Terpin, Franco)

Franco Terpin, Friulano "Jakot" ("orange" wine), Friuli, Italy 2007

{organic} 100% Friulano

TART APRICOT & PEAR SKIN, EARTHY HONEY & PINENUT

This is classic, unfiltered, uncensored orange wine – the centuries-old style that eccentric winemakers on both sides of the Italian/Slovenian border have turned into a cult sensation. Often talked about but rarely seen, these are made from white grapes and treated to extended skin contact. This process is an integral part of red wine production, but white winemaking seldom involves skins once grapes are crushed. Two months of fermentation by wild yeast in both steel and oak accentuates exotic honeyed aromas and a rich, slightly tannic mouthfeel. 

Serving Suggestion:  Franco Terpin's side project is making salamis and pancetta the size of your leg, so let this spirit be your guide in choosing the accompaniment.

38.99

11 in stock

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Gentiane - Quina (Quinquina Digestif) (Bonal)

Bonal, Gentiane-Quina, Quinquina Digestif, Jura, France NV 16% abv

Made from grape must, bark and gentian (from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse), created in 1865 by a monk, doctor, brother Raphael (whose real name was Hippolyte Bonal). Traditionally consumed as a digestive or as a mixer in a cocktail. This is a bitter herb mix and one of the original great cocktail mixers available again in the US.

Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for

its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating

palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as

“ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist; also may enhance classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.

23.99

13 in stock

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2013 Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

12 in stock

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2014 Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

1 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Pfersigberg" (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Pfersigberg", Alsace, France 2014 {organic}

100% Gewurztraminer

LYCHEE & MANGO, CANDIED GINGER & SWEET SPICE

Look at your wine, now back to me. This is the wine your wine could smell like if it were Grand Cru Gewürtztraminer. Powerfully aromatic and fresh, with intense aromas of tropical fruit, Mandarin orange, grapefruit zest, ripe canteloupe, gardenia flowers and roses. Very full-bodied and rich, with a honeyed sweetness and a clean finish. The Pfersigberg soil is oysters (well, limestone), and is so light colored it reflects the sun on to the grapes, ripening them perfectly. Look down, back up, where are you? You're on a tropical beach. I'm on a horse.

Serving suggestion: Vegetables & shrimp in a sweet & spicy Thai red curry sauce. Tarte Tatin w/ fresh whipped cream.

29.99

25 in stock

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2015 Gigondas (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France 2015 70% Grenache 30% Mourvedre

{biodynamic}

PEPPERY BLACKBERRY, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, ROASTED CHOCOLATE

Gigondas has a well-earned reputation for yielding what are often the Southern Rhone’s firmest, most structured reds, and while this wine’s urgent aromas of roasted cacao nibs, baking spices, and tobacco indicate that this example might be a bit of a beast, it has a definitively delicate side as well. Employing biodynamic practices on a small plot of land, Philippe and Elizabeth Bernard craft this profoundly expressive Grenache and Mourvedre blend which is fermented exclusively with native yeasts and aged in concrete. Get jiggy with Gigondas.

Serving Suggestion: Savory Peruvian drumsticks & plantain w/ cinnamon, clove, & star anise. Roasted red pepper stuffed w/ cantal, pimento, & garlic.

29.99

14 in stock

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2014 Godello (A Coroa, Adega)

Adega A Coroa, Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain 2014

{sustainable} 100% Godello

FLINTY, MEYER LEMON, POLLEN, DEEP & COMPLEX

Angel Lopez built his winery incorporating Roman ruins already on the site. A former nursery owner, he helped cultivate and supply most of the vineyards in this region to the Godello and Mencia vines, which until ten years ago had been abandoned for more "famous" grapes. Now everyone in this area is proud of these two indigenous grapes with distinct characteristics and depth found in few wine regions around the world.

Serving Suggestion: Oven roasted scallops on the half shell topped with minced shallots, bread crumbs, torn jamon, and EV olive oil.

21.99

3 in stock

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2016 Godello (A Coroa, Adega)

Adega A Coroa, Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain 2016

{sustainable} 100% Godello

FLINTY, MEYER LEMON, POLLEN, DEEP & COMPLEX

Angel Lopez built his winery incorporating Roman ruins already on the site. A former nursery owner, he helped cultivate and supply most of the vineyards in this region to the Godello and Mencia vines, which until ten years ago had been abandoned for more "famous" grapes. Now everyone in this area is proud of these two indigenous grapes with distinct characteristics and depth found in few wine regions around the world.

Serving Suggestion: Oven roasted scallops on the half shell topped with minced shallots, bread crumbs, torn jamon, and EV olive oil.

21.99

13 in stock

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Grand Quinquina {aperitif} (Byrrh, Caves)

Caves Byrrh, Grand Quinquina (Apéritif), Thuir, France

Various Red Varietals (mainly Grenache, Carignan, and Muscat), mistelles, chinchona, other herbs & spices

18% ABV

RASPBERRY, BITTER ORANGE, QUININE, SPICED COCOA, HERBS

The Violet brothers, Pallade and SImon, first concocted their recipe for a chinchona-based apéritif in 1866, inspired by the popularity of quinine-based tonics made from from the medicinal plant entrusted to Europeans by the Quechua indians of Peru. Byrrh began to reappear on mirrored bar shelves in 2012 thanks to the "wine archaeologists" at Haus Alpenz. With a gentle sweetness that offsets its complex blend of quinine, citrus peel, bitter herbs and cocoa, Byrrh is further matured in oak, which mellows its flavors and gives it a comforting warmth.

Serving Suggestions: Straight with a twist of lemon, on the rocks alone or with a splash of soda and an orange wedge, or blended into a cocktail with Armagnac and the mixer of your choice.

23.99

14 in stock

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2006 Graves Rouge (barriques) (Lusseau, Chateau)

Chateau Lusseau, Graves Rouge (barriques), Bordeaux, France 2006

{organic} 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc

BOLDLY CLASSICAL BORDEAUX. CASSIS, BERRIES & TOAST

This cuvée melds a classic balance of Merlot's blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon's cassis, Malbec's prune and Cab Franc's herbaceous spice adorned with a sumptuous toastiness which is the result of a 14 month tenure in oak barrels. This truly is a masterpiece or, more accurately, a Mistress-piece since it is the work of a very talented woman winemaker who began with no experience in 1997 and has now captured the region's full attention.

Serving Suggestions: Dry aged beef. Meat stock reduction sauces. Thick, juicy, gourmet burgers.

29.99

8 in stock

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2014 Grenache (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Grenache, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2014

100% Grenache

BLACKBERRY & DATE, BITTERSWEET BAKING CHOCOLATE & SPICE

Santa Ynez’s Stolpman family have long explored the varieties most closely associated with France’s Rhone Valley, and while California’s attention continues to be mostly monopolized by grapes native to Bordeaux and Burgundy, the wines of Stolpman stand as compelling arguments for a more Mediterranean outlook. This concentrated Cali Grenache isn’t exactly attempting to impersonate its Spanish or French ancestors but bears a resemblance to both, hoisting its intensely violet-black flag high above its head with pride.

Serving Suggestion: Yogurt & ginger-marinated leg of lamb w/ black olive tapenade. Black bean tortillas w/ Cotija cheese & guacamole.

29.99

11 in stock

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2012 Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru" (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru", Kamptal, Austria 2012

100% Gruner Veltliner

JUICY WHITE STONE FRUIT, MINERALITY, POWER & ELEGANCE

Whites which seamlessly combine immense power and seductive elegance are (partially because of the experience they provide and partially because of their rarity) among the world's most revered wines. This Grüner from the Kamptal of Lower Austria can count itself among them, offering a steadfast tide of mouthwatering green and golden fruit interlaced with flinty mineral. It balances its firm acidity with vibrant juiciness and an impression of roundness derived, in part, from a luxurious fermentation and on-the-lees aging in large acacia barrels. A masterpiece!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-crusted beef tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & light herb sauce. Cornish hens w/ delicate rosemary rub & lemon-seasoned white asparagus.

26.99

1 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru" (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner "Grand Gru", Kamptal, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

JUICY WHITE STONE FRUIT, MINERALITY, POWER & ELEGANCE

Whites which seamlessly combine immense power and seductive elegance are (partially because of the experience they provide and partially because of their rarity) among the world's most revered wines. This Grüner from the Kamptal of Lower Austria can count itself among them, offering a steadfast tide of mouthwatering green and golden fruit interlaced with flinty mineral. It balances its firm acidity with vibrant juiciness and an impression of roundness derived, in part, from a luxurious fermentation and on-the-lees aging in large acacia barrels. A masterpiece!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-crusted beef tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & light herb sauce. Cornish hens w/ delicate rosemary rub & lemon-seasoned white asparagus.

26.99

5 in stock

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2015 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner Reserve, Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic}

100% Gruner Veltliner

ASIAN PEAR & WHITE PEACH, FANTASTIC FLINT, MAGNOLIA

This suave rendition of Austria’s graceful Grüner grape from Kamptal maestro, Cristophe Edelbauer, does a splendid job of both channeling distinctly Veltliner-riffic varietal character and coaxing out its rounder, more Burgundian-esque possibilities with plentiful tree fruit and an interestingly herbal element reminiscent of parsley and sage. Resoundingly opulent, its appeal perhaps owes more to richness and roundness than to refreshment or raciness. Indulge! Indulge!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pike or salmon w/ a savory sage-butter sauce & asparagus. Roast cornish hen w/ green peppercorns, parsley & broccolini w/ a squeeze of lemon.

24.99

12 in stock

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2013 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2013

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

28.99

3 in stock

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2011 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2011

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

28.99

5 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Höhereck" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Hohereck", Wachau, Austria 2016

100% Gruner Veltliner

GOLDEN STONE FRUIT & KOREAN PEAR, FULL-BODIED, RACY & DRY

The coveted title of pedigree, “Smaragd,” is inspired by the emerald pigmentation of the strikingly beautiful lacertid lizards which can be spotted basking on stones throughout the steep vineyards of the Wachau. This legal distinction is reserved for wines made from the ripest, richest grapes in this revered region. Martin Mittelbach’s Höhereck vineyard, itself, is barely an acre in size and was laid out carefully by his family in the 1960s. Its 60 year Grüner vines yield liquid gold...

Serving Suggestion: Brodet (Croatian seafood stew) w/ yellowfin, rockfish, mussels, & prawns – served w/ polenta. Pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu.

44.99

11 in stock

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2013 Juhfark "J13" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Juhfark "J13", Somló, Hungary 2013

100% Juhfark

DECADENT PEAR-LIKE RICHNESS, LEMON CUSTARD, RIVER ROCK MINERALITY

We are always excited to uncork the unique and compelling biodynamic wines from Meinklang, and this delightfully rare Juhfark from their Hungarian vineyards is no exception. Juhfark means "sheep's tail" in Hungarian, a reference to the distinctive shape of the vine's grape clusters. The grape is typically grown in the Somló region of Northwestern Hungary and blended with other regional grapes to produce rich, age-worthy whites. This single-variety version is a lovely golden hue and offers rich aromas of pear, golden raisin, and rocky minerality. The palate is likewise opulent, with a full body, medium-high acid, and a somewhat savory finish.

Serving Suggestion: Sweet potato ravioli w/ mushrooms & kale. Roasted pork shank w/ mustard-sherry glaze & parsley.

29.99

29 in stock

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2010 Lirac Rouge "Dentelle Noire" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Dentelle Noire," Rhone Valley, France 2010

{organic} 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

MATURE SOFTNESS & SPICE. BLACKBERRY, KIRSCH, WHITE PEPPER & VIOLETS.

Sèverine Lemoine and her sister, Melainie Borrelly follow the Borrelly family winegrowing tradition and represent the third generation to farm the Rocalière estate. While its viticultural history may go back decades, the family isn’t opposed to experimenting with new ideas. Among these is the 2010 “Dentelle Noire” (black lace), which represents an unusually Syrah-dominant Southern Rhone. Inky and aromatic of black fruit, floral spice, and pepper, this matured red manages to be as compelling as it is commanding. This wine opens magnificently in the glass or decanter to show its best. Drinking perfect now, and for the next five years.

Serving Suggestion: Braised oxtail stew w/ garlic, clove, orange peel, & bay leaves. Smoky western-style barbecue.

24.99

4 in stock

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2015 Listan Negro "La Hollera" (Monje, Bodegas)

Bodegas Monje, "La Hollera" Listan Negro Tinto, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 2015

24.99

5 in stock

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Lodge Reserve Port (Smith Woodhouse)

Smith Woodhouse, Lodge Reserve Port, Duoro, Portugal, NV

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

RUBY RED WITH BRIGHT FRUIT FLAVORS AND SWEET BAKING SPICES

Sourcing from the small 7 hectare vineyard of Quinta da Madalena, all the grapes are still hand harvested and foot tread. In general their ports are a bit less sweet than most. The Lodge Reserve is a blend of reserve wines aged in barrels to mellow their flavor, but not too long to maintain the fresh fruit flavors of a ruby port. This is medium to full-bodied with a warm fruitiness in the center and sweet spices. It’s very rich and a great port value.

Serving Suggestions: Traditional with veined cheeses like Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton - we offer Hook’s 1 year blue and Rogue’s Smoked Blue. Also great on its own as a dessert.

24.99

8 in stock

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2013 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2013

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

33.99

3 in stock

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2014 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2013

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

34.99

11 in stock

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2014 Madiran "Prephylloxerique" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Prephylloxerique", Southwest, France 2014

{organic} Tannat; Pre-Phylloxera vines

89.99

20 in stock

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2014 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

24.99

41 in stock

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2015 Malbec "I" (Pulenta)

Pulenta Estate, Malbec "I", Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina 2015

100% Malbec

BLACKBERRY & PLUM, VIOLET, SUBTLE SMOKY MINERAL

This cuvée's title (simply the roman numeral "I" ) identifies the Malbec grape, not surprisingly, as the Pulenta family's first priority. Eschewing the ultra-concentrated and monstrously fruity style of many contemporary Argentine Malbecs, they've focused on the balance which is possible between elegance and power. A delicate smoky finesse derived from aging in large French oak barrels supplements and supports the varietal's trademark flavors of black fruit and chocolate. The Pulenta family, descendants of Italian immigrants, represent three generations of viticulture in Argentina.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak with a cilantro and parsley chimichurri. Potato empanada with ground beef, cilantro, and garlic.

27.99

31 in stock

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2013 Malvazija (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Malvazija, Brda, Slovenia 2013

100% Malvazija

HONEYSUCKLE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, SMOKEY OAK

Edi Simcic makes wines that are divisive. Often exotic and delicious, and often modern while simultaneously rustic. Traditionalists think his wines are too rich and oaked, modernists think his wines are too unusual and uncommon. Malvasia, here called the Slovenian name Malvazija, is a grape often reserved for desert wines, or blended into other wines for a hint of exotic floral. Aged to maturity, Edi's is dry, plush and highly aromatic. The Bentley of Gewurz-like whites.

Serving Suggestions: Scallops and lobster with fois gras reduction, topped with marmalade chutney and fried sage.

41.99

1 in stock

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2015 Margaux (Barraillots, Chateau Les)

Chateau Les Barraillots, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

EARTHY SPICE & BLACK TEA, RICH & AROMATIC, TRADITIONAL

Textbook Margaux! Subtly perfumed, and simultaneously supple and firm. This is the classic style of Bordeaux with perfect balance and a long, long finish. Margaux is in the Medoc region most renowned for tasting like “classy Bordeaux.” Les Barraillots is the kind of wine that would make your British friend say "Ah, capital claret indeed old boy!” A taste of the Bordeaux style slowly disappearing today in favor of a more “Napa Valley” style.

Serving Suggestions: Crown roast that's a little heavy on the black pepper. Shepherd's Pie. Chateaubriand in the classical preparation.

35.99

16 in stock

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2011 Maury Rouge (Soulanes, Domaine des)

Domaine des Soulanes, Maury Rouge, Roussillon, France 2011

{organic} Grenache, Carignan

WILD FRUIT, BLACKBERRY, ASSERTIVE TANNIN

Domaine des Soulanes brings us this tantalizing Maury. The estate's Daniel Laffite is responsible for this cousin to the wines of Banyuls, a region in Roussillon famous for its Grenache-based fortified wines. This "Vin Doux Natural" (France's equivalent of Port) flatteringly pleases the senses with its youthfully fruity yet slightly tawny flair. Enchant your evening with this lusty wine on its own or let it provide an encore of a more intimate nature as a digestif paired with a chocolate – a classic!

Serving Suggestions:  Moelleux au Chocolat (Molten Chocolate Cake)!

26.99

5 in stock

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2013 Mercurey Rouge (Vieille Fontaine, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine, Mercurey Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, EARTHY MYSTIQUE & BRIGHT MINERALITY

The Mercurey region's name may evoke the silvery, semi-solid undulations of shape-shifting robotic weapons or one of the many reasons to avoid canned tuna (which you probably shouldn’t pair, in any case, with this wine), but it’s actually one of the most celebrated areas within central Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. David Déprés works the 40-70 year old vines in the three acres of his small estate which fall within the Mercurey appellation to produce this elegant, vibrant, and ageworthy example of Pinot Noir. Firm yet fine in the tannin department and shimmering with cherry and plum, this is a wine which finds its very Burgundian mark somewhere between earthy intrigue and a freshness of firm fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Round roast w/ roasted plums & collard greens w/ thyme & garlic. Mushroom paté.

32.99

24 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Merlot, Lisboa, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BLACK PEPPER, TRUFFLE

This spunky Merlot hails from the talented and diverse winemakers at Quinta de Sant’Ana in Mafra, Portugal. Velvety dark fruit pairs effortlessly with peppery spice and balanced tannin, leaving an impression of power and finesse. Like all the wines of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this one has a distinct level of acidity which keeps the wine feeling fresh and bright despite its heft.

Serving Suggestion: Roasted root vegetable gratin w/ Gruyere. Mushroom meatloaf studded w/ pine nuts & herb sauce.

24.99

25 in stock

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2011 Merlot (Ehlers Estate)

Ehlers Estate, Merlot, Napa Valley, CA 2011

{biodynamic, non-profit} 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

TOASTY, SPICY OAK, BLACK CURRANT, MILK CHOCOLATE

In 1985, French entrepreneur and philanthropist Jean Leducq began acquiring small parcels of vineyard land in Napa Valley’s acclaimed St. Helena appellation. The goal was to create one contiguous estate producing wines in the Bordeaux style. Today, Ehlers Estate is completely non-profit with all proceeds going to cardiovascular research. They are also certified organic and farm biodynamically. Eighteen months in 40% new French oak barrels brings a rich spicy vanilla quality to all the black currant and cherry fruit. Super dark, extracted, and heartfelt.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled lean, beef like a tenderloin in morels or with garlic, cilantro, soy sauce and red chili marinated flank steak.

49.99

3 in stock

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2013 Merlot (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Merlot, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2013

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

BRIGHT & BRAMBLY, JUICY BLACKBERRY, LEATHER & COCOA

While driving through the hauntingly beautiful Sonoma Valley, owner Mitchell Ming and his family were inspired to create their own estate winery, where they would work together to create something special. Korbin Kameron, named after Mitchell’s two twins, came into existence after years of hard work at their estate in Mount Veeder. Their main focus is on Bordeaux varietals, and this is an exceptional example of Sonoma Merlot. It’s rich, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, with a generous dose of acid that keeps it feeling fresh.

Serving Suggestion: Beef short ribs w/ charred greens & wild rice. Beet reuben sandwiches on dark rye.

39.99

18 in stock

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2015 Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard" (Trig Point)

Trig Point, Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard", Alexander Valley, California 2015

{organic} 100% Merlot

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, HAZELNUT & MOCHA, SERIOUS YET SUPPLE

New Zealand native Nick Goldschmidt has been ingrained in viticulture and winemaking for 35 years. Having relocated to California in 1989, his tenure as a flying winemaker, consultant, and sought-after gun-for-hire became the stuff of legend. He gradually left these occupations behind as his clients were increasingly purchased by wine conglomerates. In 2008, he and his wife, Yolyn, established Trig Point, acquiring vineyards that Nick had worked with since 1993. The Merlot features locally originating clonal selections, and emerges as a supple powerhouse whose appeal should be very compatible with the tastes of muscular Napa Cab lovers. Vive le Merlot!

Serving Suggestion: Charred sirloin w/ whiskey glaze & crispy scalloped potatoes. Hearty empanadas w/ green bell peppers, onions, & black beans.

20.99

27 in stock

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2014 Meursault (Confrerie, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Confrerie, Meursault "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 201

100% Chardonnay

49.99

2 in stock

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2012 Monastrell Valencia (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "1711", Valencia, Spain 2012

{biodynamic} Monastrell

29.99

29 in stock

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2014 Montagne Saint-Emilion (Rocher Corbin, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Corbin, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2014

{organic} 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

RIPE, POWERFUL, LUSH & PACKED WITH DARK FRUIT

If you aren't familiar with the "Garagiste" movement in Bordeaux, then this would be a great introduction. Philippe Durand puts in a lot of extra work in the vineyard - including de-budding, short pruning, and removing leaves - to make sure that the grapes coming in at harvest are intensely flavored and flawless. At harvest, the tiny grapes from 145 year old Merlot vines have been examined by no fewer than four people. The result is a powerhouse of richness and dark berry perfection.

Serving Suggestions: Dry-aged prime beef. Duck breast with refried cracklings. Sous vide pork belly seared over hickory.

27.99

23 in stock

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2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo [5L Bag-in-Box] (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso [5 liter Bag-in-Box], Abruzzo, Italy 2016

100% Montepulciano

41.99

4 in stock

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2011 Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INCREDIBLE BOUQUET OF HIBISCUS, POMEGRANATE & TOBACCO HARVEST

Insider's secret: This vineyard is directly next to Volnay "Clos des Chenes", from which you can find wines that sell for as much as $150 a bottle. We'd be willing to bet that most Burgundy experts could not tell the difference with this wine. A profound and complex Pinot Noir, it is ripe, rich and serious with perfect balance. It's pretty and certainly cellar-worthy. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon. High quality roast salmon. Beef brisket au jus with roasted sweet baby onions.

47.99

33 in stock

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2004 Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml] (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml], Piemonte, Italy 2004

100% Moscato

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL & APRICOT, SWEET & MUSKY

The Moscato grapes in this lusciously complex dessert wines are covered and left in dry, windy places around the property to gradually wither and raisin up. The sugar ratio goes through the roof and the grapes take on natural musk, so we end up with silky sweet and intensely flavored passito that seems to float over the tongue.

Serving Suggestions: Flan or custard, strong runny cheeses, bowls of ripe fruit.

29.99

8 in stock

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2003 Muscadet "Le Legendaire" Vieilles Vignes (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Muscadet "Le Legendaire", Cotes de Grand Lieu (Sur Lie), Loire Valley, France, 2003

{sustainable} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

goat gouda, macerated oranges, blow your muscadet up

Did you see that vintage?! Okay, the vines are 75-100 years old planted on a tiny 3 hectare plot in granite soils with pebbles. Get this, the wine is slowly stirred with lees contact in glass-lined tanks with a little propeller for 60 continuous months- unheard of! Legally this is TOO long to have "sur lie" on the label. This is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste such a complex wine made in a completely traditional/untraditional manner. The aromas are of goat cheese and gouda with citrus/orange blossoms and a golden honey funk. Man, this is crazy good wine.

Serving Suggestions: Goat cheese with age and a firmness; Yellow goat curry with potatoes, onions, carrots and sweet spices like clove and cinnamon.

29.99

29 in stock

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2009 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud", Loire Atlantique, France, 2009

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

LEAN LIME & APPLE, PEPPER & MINERAL, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

12 in stock

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2013 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Clisson" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Clisson", Loire Atlantique, France, 2013 {organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

ETHEREAL LIME & APPLE, MIGHTILY MINERALISTIC, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Taking its name from the Sèvre Nantaise village of Clisson and channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

9 in stock

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2016 Nebbiolo (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy 2015{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, TAR & BRIARWOOD, ARTEMISIA

Brimming not only with the bright, reddish energy of the Nebbiolo grape itself but also with a deeper, darker mahogany aspect that we’re quicker to associate with full-fledged Barolo and Barbaresco, this is both the beauty and the beast – a combination that has placed these reds among the absolute darlings of wine enthusiasts for centuries!

Serving Suggestion: Stir-fried shiitake mushrooms & dried cranberries w/ black rice risotto & diced pecans. Crispy pork belly, onions, & copious cilantro over rice w/ avocado slices.

25.99

24 in stock

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2013 Nebbiolo Langhe (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2013

100% Nebbiolo

DEEP RED BERRYISH FRUIT, ROSE PETAL, CEDARY SPICE

Ripe and solid, Castello di Verduno's Nebbiolo from the estate's vineyards in Langhe (and more specifically Barbaresco) represents a rounder and more modern representation of the esteemed grape while sacrificing none of its classical elegance or structure. Generous strawberry and dried cherry merge seamlessly with decadent undertones of toasty oak. The Burlotto family has tirelessly maintained this five hundred year old property since the eighteen thirties.

Serving Suggestion: Seared veal shoulder simmered in an onion broth and served with caper and dill mayonnaise.

21.99

5 in stock

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2016 Nebbiolo Langhe (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

PRETTY RED BERRYISH FRUIT, ROSE PETAL, CEDARY SPICE

Ripe and solid, Castello di Verduno's Nebbiolo from the estate's vineyards in Langhe (and more specifically Barbaresco) represents a rounder and more modern representation of the esteemed grape while sacrificing none of its classical elegance or structure. Generous strawberry and dried cherry merge seamlessly with decadent undertones of toasty oak. The Burlotto family has tirelessly maintained this five hundred year old property since the 1830's.

Serving Suggestion: Seared veal shoulder simmered in an onion broth and served with caper and dill mayonnaise.

21.99

16 in stock

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2014 Nebbiolo Langhe "Simane" (Reverdito)

Reverdito, Nebbiolo Langhe "Simane", Piemonte, Italy 2014

100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, EARTHY ALMOND, UNWAVERING & ELEGANT

The Piemonte's Langhe is an area riddled with revered growing areas and a multitude of specialties, but it's best known for the Nebbiolo-based wines of its famous sub-regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. These long lived and firmly structured wines unsurprisingly command the respect and adoration of wine lovers the world over. Unfortunately, they also typically command prices of 40 dollars and up. This, however, is a graceful and imposing Nebbiolo which clocks in at under $25 and unmistakably resembles, with its aptly androgynous combination of graceful floral mystery and powerful earthy depth, the more expensive reds for which this corner of Italy is best known.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork tenderloin w/ truffle oil & porcini mushrooms. Hummus/garlic/parsley purée-stuffed portobello mushroom caps.

21.99

17 in stock

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2014 Nero d'Avola "Nero di Lupo" (COS, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Nero d'Avola

BAKED CRANBERRY, SPICES, SMOKY LEATHER, IRON

Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that has such interesting and dynamic flavors that it's hard not to love. It is a flavor that has become associated with Southern Italian cuisine since it is grown not only in Sicily, but throughout the lower "boot" of Italy. Often rustic, earthy and raisiny, the subtle charm can be crushed by the heat, which will turn the sugary grapes into harsh wines. At COS, the grapes are harvested before getting too ripe and cautiously crafted into pretty wine in a cold, clean cellar. The result is one of Sicily's gifts to the world. Don't miss it.

Serving Suggestions: Perfection with charcoal-grilled lamb heavily crusted with rosemary, garlic and lemon. Firm, aged pecorino cheeses with capers on the side drizzled with olive oil.

26.99

5 in stock

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2015 Nero d'Avola "Nero di Lupo" (COS, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Nero d'Avola

BAKED CRANBERRY, SPICES, SMOKY LEATHER, IRON

Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that has such interesting and dynamic flavors that it's hard not to love. It is a flavor that has become associated with Southern Italian cuisine since it is grown not only in Sicily, but throughout the lower "boot" of Italy. Often rustic, earthy and raisiny, the subtle charm can be crushed by the heat, which will turn the sugary grapes into harsh wines. At COS, the grapes are harvested before getting too ripe and cautiously crafted into pretty wine in a cold, clean cellar. The result is one of Sicily's gifts to the world. Don't miss it.

Serving Suggestions: Perfection with charcoal-grilled lamb heavily crusted with rosemary, garlic and lemon. Firm, aged pecorino cheeses with capers on the side drizzled with olive oil.

26.99

1 in stock

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2016 Nero d'Avola "Nero di Lupo" (COS, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Nero d'Avola

BAKED CRANBERRY, SPICES, SMOKY LEATHER, IRON

Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that has such interesting and dynamic flavors that it's hard not to love. It is a flavor that has become associated with Southern Italian cuisine since it is grown not only in Sicily, but throughout the lower "boot" of Italy. Often rustic, earthy and raisiny, the subtle charm can be crushed by the heat, which will turn the sugary grapes into harsh wines. At COS, the grapes are harvested before getting too ripe and cautiously crafted into pretty wine in a cold, clean cellar. The result is one of Sicily's gifts to the world. Don't miss it.

Serving Suggestions: Perfection with charcoal-grilled lamb heavily crusted with rosemary, garlic and lemon. Firm, aged pecorino cheeses with capers on the side drizzled with olive oil.

26.99

14 in stock

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Oloroso Sherry 15 years old [375ml] (Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El)

El Maestro Sierra, Oloroso Sherry 15 years old [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{sustainable} 100% Palamino

GUTSY NUTTY GUSTO! HAZELNUTS & BRAZILNUTS, BONE-DRY AMARETTO AWESOMENESS

This decadent gem gleams like a coffee-colored precious stone. Painstakingly compiled from different vintages over the course of fifteen years (albeit with small amounts of much older wine), this Oloroso is a mouthwatering ambassador for the multi-aged virtues of the Solera process. Combining unctuous, nutty richness and a surprisingly refreshing, mouthwatering finish, this is a timeless treat that is very deservedly en vogue once again!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-roasted potatoes, chestnuts, & shallots w/ olive oil & rosemary. Vietnamese clay pot mackerel w/ scallions & brown sugar.

21.99

11 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Ch. Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml], Southwest, France 2012

{sustainable} 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng

SWEET POACHED PEAR, WHITE PEPPER AND PEACH

If you have tried the dry version of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you will love this dessert bottling. In fact, Christine Dupuy has just .7 hectare devoted to making this rare dessert wine and produces just enough to share the love in the US with Wine Authorities. Employing careful hand harvesting with lees aging to develop flavor, this dessert wine has exotic floral aromas of poached pear in simple syrup with white pepper and sun dried peach.

Serving Suggestions: Foie Gras paté (if you have some please share); hazelnut crusted cheesecake with glazed pears on top

24.99

26 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{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.

20.99

10 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec [1.5L] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{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.

44.99

6 in stock

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2016 Pecorino [5L Bag-in-Box] (Centorame)

Centorame, Pecorino [5 liter Bag-in-Box], Abruzzo, Italy 2016

100% Pecorino

41.99

12 in stock

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Pedro Ximenez [375ml] (Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El)

Bodegas El Maestro Sierra, Pedro Ximenez [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

100% Pedro Ximenez

DRIED FIG, DATE, CAPSICUM PEPPER, SWEET

If you've never had a sweet Pedro Ximenez, then you're missing out. Sometimes they can have flavors of molasses and honey, but this one leans more towards dried fig and spicy earthy flavors. This tiny sherry producer continues to make complex, monumental wines of great age at surprisingly reasonable prices (due to the unjust decrease in demand for these wonderful wines). Started in 1832, this is a wine to enjoy before the style goes extinct and the wineries defunct.

Serving Suggestions: Shoo-Fly Pie. Pour it over vanilla ice cream or even whip it into your vanilla-malt milkshake.

21.99

9 in stock

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2011 Pessac-Leognan Rouge (Mancedre, Chateau)

Chateau Mancedre, Pessac-Léognan Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2011

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CONCENTRATED CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, ELEGANT EARTHINESS, GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL NOTES

Chateau Mancedre's Jean Trocard describes his estate's recent history simply: "It is the story of a rebirth." Having been destroyed by the notoriously icy conditions of Bordeaux's 1956 winter, his grandparents vineyards lay desolate for decades until Trocard and his wife, Bénédicte, stepped forward to breathe new life into them. Led by Cabernet Sauvignon, this bold ambassador of the gravely soils of southwestern Bordeaux brims with hallmark flavors of cassis, black plum, and an earthy/herbaceous collaboration with dark minerality. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Roast beef w/ savory Swiss chard, garlic, walnuts, & dried currants.

39.99

7 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes (Ragnaud, Raymond)

Raymond Ragnaud, Pineau des Charentes, Southwest, France, NV

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard

MADE BY RAYMOND RAGNEAU, A TOP PRODUCER OF COGNAC. EEEEEE!

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. The blend is aged for at least 18 months, including a minimum of 8 months in oak barrels.

28.99

2 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes Blanc (Brisson, Gilles)

Gilles Brisson, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, Cognac France, NV

40% Folle Blanche, 40% Colombard, 20% Sémillon

CLASSIC APERITIF! LIGHTLY SWEET, CRYSTALIZED FRUITS, WALNUT & FLORAL

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. This blend is aged for 5 years, including 18 months in oak barrels.

22.99

23 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir (Husch)

Husch, PInot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2013

100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & CHERRY, DRY LEAVES, MULLED SPICE

The relatively cool summers in this part of Napa (close to Carneros) sometimes delays harvest into the first weeks of October, resulting in evenly ripe, spectacularly mature red with lovely balanced flavors and acid. Friendly and fruit-driven with a slightly autumnal feel, this Pinot is perhaps best enjoyed while listening to “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled portabella burgers. BLTs with the summer’s final tomatoes. Butternut squash & shiitakes.

28.99

25 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, CA 2014

DEEP & SATISFYING, RICH AND FRUIT-FILLED

The Smith family has maintained their course in central California producing very California style wines for two generations. They are largely responsible for the Monterey region's rise to prominence and started out as grape farmers for many famous producers. This Pinot is unctuous and mouth-filling, with oak and rich cherry/raspberry fruit. It strikes a beautiful balance of lush fruit and oak without going over the top. It ain't heavy, it's my Pinoooot.

Serving Suggestion: Tenderloin wrapped with smoky bacon; duck breast roasted with sun-dried cherries and mushrooms.

21.99

2 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Paraiso)

Paraiso Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, CA 2015

DEEP & SATISFYING, RICH AND FRUIT-FILLED

The Smith family has maintained their course in central California producing very California style wines for two generations. They are largely responsible for the Monterey region's rise to prominence and started out as grape farmers for many famous producers. This Pinot is unctuous and mouth-filling, with oak and rich cherry/raspberry fruit. It strikes a beautiful balance of lush fruit and oak without going over the top. It ain't heavy, it's my Pinoooot.

Serving Suggestion: Tenderloin wrapped with smoky bacon; duck breast roasted with sun-dried cherries and mushrooms.

21.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RICH CHERRY & RASPBERRY, SUNBAKED CEDAR ON A CALIFORNIA BREEZE

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. This Pinot Noir is a rich, luscious California archetype, all bold red fruit and rough-hewn spice. Uncompromisingly new-world, but rustic and rangy in its own ineffable way.

Serving Suggestion: A spread of fresh sourdough, spicy summer sausage, sharp cheese, and sweet beer mustard. For dessert, soy-glazed salmon grilled on a cedar plank.

25.99

32 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Carneros, CA 2014

BLACK CHERRY & FOREST FRUIT, DILL & VANILLA, FIRMLY STRUCTURED

Carneros has long represented one of California’s brightest points for exceptional Pinot Noir, and this offering from Truchard displays the intensity and elegance that one would hope to encounter in the best and boldest of the region. Harkening back to the variety’s rising star of the 90s, it simultaneously exceeds and defies expectations with impressive concentration, assertive black tea tannin, and elegant citrusy undercurrents that are vibrant and mouthwatering. Kickin’ it old school and making no compromises!

Serving Suggestion: Diced duck breast w/ pine nuts & pomegranate/cranberry sauce on endives. Pizza w/ parmesan, criminis, kale, & baby onions.

34.99

24 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Husch)

Husch, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, CA 2015

100% Pinot Noir

STRAWBERRY & CHERRY, SMOKY OAK, MULLED SPICE

The relatively cool summers in the Anderson Valley sometimes delays harvest into the first weeks of October, resulting in evenly ripe, spectacularly mature red with lovely balanced flavors and acid. Friendly and fruit-driven with a slightly autumnal feel, this Pinot is perhaps best enjoyed while listening to “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled portabella burgers. BLTs with the summer’s final tomatoes. Butternut squash & shiitakes.

28.99

16 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Illahe Vineyards)

Illahe Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016

100% Pinot Noir

PINOT-LISCIOUS CHERRY, DRIED GOJI & FIG, SOFT VANILLA & TOBACCO

Hailing from Mount Pisgah, Illahe’s Pinots are made from Burgundian clones with origins in Pommard and the Cotes de Nuits. On one hand, this offering is distinctly Pinot Noir. On the other, it is arguably distinctive enough to sidestep some of our expectations about the variety and what Oregon’s Willamette typically coaxes from it. For one, it’s more concentrated and deeper in color – more opaque, and while its fruit retains a cherryish dominance that is distinctly that of Pinot, an exotic, dried-fruit dustiness compliments its subtle oaken richness and herbaceous spice gorgeously. Indulge!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry sauce & frites w/ duck gravy. Fried eggplant w/ raspberry vinaigrette & wild rice.

25.99

25 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Yamhill Valley Vineyards)

Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Estate", Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2015

100% Pinot Noir

BING CHERRIES, EARTHY GINSENG, CREAMY VANILLA & SPICE

One of the oldest wineries in McMinnville, situated on 150 acres of rolling foothills in the famous Willamette Valley, Yamhill Valley Vineyards has been crafting distinctive, charming wines since 1982. This elegant, floral Pinot Noir delights a rustic combination of bing cherry, root vegetable earthiness, flowers, and cinnamon, followed by cedar-like spice and creamy vanilla, and sublime minerality. Distinctly Oregonian, this Pinot manages to express wonderful terroir, flaunt its complexity, and yet remain an astounding value.

Serving Suggestion: Earl Grey tea-smoked duck breast w/ a persimmon glaze & roasted root vegetables. Borscht w/ mushrooms, cabbage, parsley root, & smoked brisket.

21.99

15 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee", Edna Valley, CA 2016

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

FRAGRANT BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT WITH SMOKE & OAK

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: “Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue.” This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool Morro Bay and Edna Valley and has the longest growing season of any CA region. The result is a super fragrant, rich and opulent style of Pinot that’s not shy or timid to drink. Expressing bold black cherry and black raspberry fruit with smoky oak.

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked whole duck with a crispy skin and black raspberry compote for a sauce; they recommend grilled Ahi tuna with ginger black bean sauce.

22.99

22 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Old Vine" (Patricia Green Cellars)

Patricia Green Cellars, Pinot Noir "Old Vine", Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2015

41.99

6 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir "Six Vineyards" (Lemelson Vineyards)

Lemelson Vineyards, "Six Vineyards" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & STRAWBERRY CAP, VANILLA & SPICY POTPOURRI

Crafted jigsaw-ish-ly from a variety of Lemelson’s vineyard sites (six, actually) within three of the Willamette Vally's most celebrated sub-AVAs, this juicy Pinot balances powerful ripeness and the distinctive wisps of exotic herbs that some fuller-bodied Oregonian offerings begin to lose in the presence of domineering fruit. Staring a veritable who’s who of Burgundian clones that were harvested in mid-October, the “Six Vineyards” is short on substance in neither journey nor destination.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey deep-fried in peanut oil w/ garlic-dill sauce. Scalloped potatoes, onions, & mushrooms w/ thyme & chives.

21.99

4 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate (Bethel Heights)

Bethel Heights, Pinot Noir Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013

BLACK CHERRY, GINGER & GINSENG, GENTLE TOAST

Farmed by twin brothers Terry & Ted Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyards has been around since 1978 (making it the first vineyard in Eola Hills). Black cherry, cranberry, and gentle, peppery spice aromas give way to lovely ginger and ginseng-laced black fruit. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly savory, and brimming with herbaceous mystique, this Pinot Noir has Oregon written all over it.

Serving Suggestion: Braised chuck roast w/ onions & wine sauce. Grilled portobello caps stuffed w/ shallots.

32.99

9 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir Estate (Laetitia Winery)

Laetitia Winery, Pinot Noir Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA 2016

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

PLUM & CRANBERRY, SPICE, MILD CIGAR SMOKE

We know Laetitia Winery as the producer of some of our absolute favorite domestic sparklers (which you should also try), but they make fantastic non-sparkling estate wines in their far-south corner of California’s central coast. This nice Pinot Noir comes on strong with plum fruit and sweet spice, but soon reveals a complex structure and lots of smoky, earthy, decadent threads. A little bit smoky on the finish, but very cool.

Serving Suggestions: A good NC BBQ wine. Smoked whole hog with a mild vinegar sauce and some cracklin’ on the side.

22.99

34 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate "Shea Vineyard" (Shea Wine Cellars)

Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton district, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2013

BLACK CHERRY, VIOLET, MUSHROOM, RICH & LENGTHY

Shea Vineyards used to sell their entire crop to high-end Pinot producers throughout Oregon, and remains one of the most sought after growers on the West Coast. They figured they ought to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, so they started with this Estate bottling from their most serendipitous lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World style wine, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin with red onion compote and a side of warm Bibb salad with Oregon smoky blue cheese and hazelnuts.

49.99

4 in stock

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2013 Pinot Noir Estate - Sta. Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Pinot Noir Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

IMPRESSIVE CALIFORNIA-STYLE. LUSH, JUICY & FLAVORFUL.

On a summer 2010 trip through the Central Coast of California, the Melville 2009 Pinot Noir stood out among all of the big shot pinots by superstar winemakers and historic properties that the collectors flock to. The reason? It gave us the most pleasure. It was layered, accessible and made us want to drink it again and again. What more would you ask of a wine? It made us want more! successive vintages continues this streak of greatness.

Serving Suggestion: Pork medallions with a balsamic reduction topped with thinly fried shallots served with truffled mac and cheese.

39.99

4 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir Estate - Sta. Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Pinot Noir Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

LUSH, JUICY, & CONCENTRATED, SILKEN CHERRY FRUIT

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of Pinot Noir producers in California’s Central Coast, especially with so many big shot winemakers charging sky-high prices for their creations. With painstaking attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery, Melville has risen in reputation to become one of the best in the bunch. This particular Pinot offers aromas of red currants, hibiscus, and baking spices with generous strawberry and black cherry fruit on the palate.

Serving Suggestion: Pork sausage w/ roasted onions, cabbage, & chili peppers. Yellow corn grits w/ grilled tomatoes, olives, garlic, & parmesan.

32.99

16 in stock

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2014 Pomerol (Valois, Chateau de)

Ch. Valois, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS, SOY & VANILLA SMOKE

With 35 year old vines in hand, the Valois estate turns out classic-flavored Pomerol Bordeaux. With a dark, lush Merlot base, this wines expresses a seamless, deep, defined character with perfumy vanilla smoke on the nose. The soft palate boasts black truffle, soy sauce and a sexy perfume. A hidden gem, De Valois borders Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Figeac, two of the area's greatest vineyards at the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Drinkable now - 2025+.

Serving Suggestion: Pomerol is a classic with Chateaubriand; or try this with roasted bird as in Turkey. Anything hearty in a dried fruit sauce will pair well.

49.99

22 in stock

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2015 Pommard 1er Cru "Les Poutures" (Lefas, Aubert (Domaine Lejeune))

Domaine Lejuene (Aubert Lefas), Pommard 1er Cru "Les Poutures," Burgundy, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY, RASPBERRY & PLUM. LAVENDER & SPICE. SERIOUS!

Situated within Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, Pommard continues to churn out majestically complex wines from its iron-rich clay soils. Aubert Lefas (Domaine Lejeune) shows what can be achieved, and expected, with this fantastic vintage. The wine is deep, dark, and intense, full of floral and red fruit aromatics, balanced harmoniously by earth, leather, and herbs. Close it out with a extremely lengthy finish, and you’ll find yourself being whisked away to Burgundian hills, contemplating why it took you so long to visit, and wondering whether you’re really ever going to leave.

Serving Suggestion: Seared Duck Medallions in a red wine pan sauce w/ black truffle butter. Lamb Navarin w/ potatoes, carrots, & peas.

49.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fuissé "Courtelong" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Pouilly-Fuisse "Courtelong", Burgundy, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

FIRM PEAR & PINEAPPLE, SLATEY MINERAL, RICH YET RACY

Few would dispute Pouilly-Fuissé’s status as southern Burgundy’s brightest point for exceptional Chardonnay, and the grape, itself, is believed to have its origins not far from here (where a certain Macconais village shares its name). This “Courtelong” cuvée represents a parcel of Noly’s vines planted over forty years ago, and the terroir’s distinctive limestone and slate-like nuances are married perfectly to key lime, pear, and tropical fruit, resulting in an elegantly powerful ambassador for both Chardonnay and the Burgundian south.

Serving Suggestion: Lemon/butter-poached trout & lightly sautéed arugula w/ sultana raisins & almond flakes. Pseudo-crabcakes made from artichoke, shallot, & celery w/ white asparagus & vegan lemon mayonnaise.

26.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fume (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Pouilly-Fume, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

grapefruit with flowers, HERBAL, Seashell Mineral

Bardin's vineyards are planted on classic Kimmeridgean marl soils using sustainable agriculture with generations of experience. Could you ask for more from any great Pouilly-Fumé? This classic French Sauvignon Blanc shows the minerality of the Loire coupled with modern winemaking techniques to add fresh flavors, citrus fruit and a racy, long finish. Lightly musky with a full-bodied intensity that is penetrating and long lasting.

Serving Suggestion: PF is fish wine to most, so you are safe there, but venture off to spicy Asian foods like the Thai food next door. Just the thing to quiet hot spices and blend with them in harmony.

24.99

2 in stock

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2016 Primitivo Salento "Mezzanotte" (Morella, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Morello, Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY PRESERVES, MOCHA & MINT

Produced biodynamically with love and a defiantly quality-over-quantity approach, the “Mezzanotte” is one of Lisa Gilbee’s profoundly Puglian offerings of Primitivo. An Australian native, she settled in Italy just over two decades ago and, after working as a winemaker both there and abroad, began Morella in 2004, naming the estate for her Italian husband. She’s fallen in love with the local Primitivo grape and with her vineyards, consisting of low-yeilding bush vines located less than two miles from the Ionian Sea. Balanced yet intensely concentrated with dried berryish fruit and peppery spice. Classic!

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ ricotta, sausage, & basil. Coconut soup w/ rice vermicelli, cilantro, & ginger.

22.99

10 in stock

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2014 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2014

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GARDENIAS, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After Xavi's vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

24.99

1 in stock

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2015 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat Blanc "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2015

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GUANABANA, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After their vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

24.99

6 in stock

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2016 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat Blanc "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2016

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GUANABANA, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After their vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

24.99

1 in stock

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2017 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat Blanc "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2017

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GUANABANA, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After their vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

29.99

3 in stock

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Ratafia (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Ratafia, Burgundy, France

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HEADY ALMOND, CONCENTRATED LEMON CURD, POTENT & PRETTY

Domaine de Suremain is a biodynamic estate located in the village of Monthelie the Cote de Beaune, right outside of the more famous Meursault. Eric and Dominique Suremain produce both white and red Burgundy, plus Marc de Bourgogne and this very rare Ratafia made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Ratafia, traditionally produced in Champagne, is a combination of unfermented grape juice (typically from the red grape Pinot Meunier) and Marc de Bourgogne (brandy). This bittersweet, nutty concoction is a perfect complement to almond desserts and strong cheeses.

Serving Suggestion: French almond cake w/ chantilly cream. Prodigal Farm Saxapahaw Blue cheese w/ fig jam.

34.99

3 in stock

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2010 Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml] (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml], Veneto, Italy, 2010

100% Garganega

CARAMEL, SPICE, DRIED FRUIT AND NUTS

Friends, Romans, and countrymen all agree, this is the product of good ears ("recie" in the local dialect) - the top-most, most sun-ripened grapes on the bunch, which are then dried in the sun until their juice is concentrated and powerful; on such a full sea we are now afloat, redolent of caramel, brown sugar, and spice, with golden raisins, dried orange peel & a touch of ginger. Rich sweetness gives way to pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. The inevitable end to a meal is dessert, and this is a dessert wine fit for the gods. 

Serving Suggestion: Simple, not-very-sweet cookies like shortbread or biscotti, dunked into the wine. Use as part of a zabaglione - a light whipped custard - and pour over fresh berries. By itself, sipped slowly, sitting outside under the faultless stars.

24.99

5 in stock

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2013 Red "Duet" (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Red "Duet", Brda, Slovenia 2013

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM & MISSION FIG, WALNUT & CEDAR, DISTINCTIVE SAVORY STREAK

Slovenia’s Brda, just across the border from and contiguous with Italy’s Friuli, shares many of the latter’s specialties including a special proclivity for a handful of French native varieties. The famous trio of Bordeaux does tremendous work here, and this combination of Merlot and the two Cabernets is simultaneously reminiscent of their Southwestern French homeland and resolutely its own creature. Oily garnet in the glass, its intensely striking appearance is just the prelude...

Serving Suggestion: Grilled steak w/ bourbon & mushroom sauce. Buckwheat noodles w/ potatoes, mushrooms, sage, & fontina.

44.99

12 in stock

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2013 Red "Three Cape Ladies" (Warwick)

Warwick, "Three Cape Ladies", Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2013

Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

25.99

25 in stock

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2014 Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes" (Colette, Domaine de)

Domaine de Colette, Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes", Beaujolais, France 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay (old vines)

FIRM BLACK CHERRY & LIP-SMACKING CRANBERRY, FLINTY ELEGANCE

Fresh and juicy, yet broad-shouldered and with a deliciously serious (and seriously delicious) structure, this Régnié from Jacky and Evelyne Gauthier (presumably no relation to the singer) embodies the contradiction between guzzlable lightness and admirable complexity shared by many of the best wines from Beaujolais. Régnié is often thought of as a kind of understudy to its more famous neighbor, Morgon - sharing similar characteristics but clocking in at consistently lower prices. Well, this offering from Domaine Colette could quite possibly steal the show...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked rabbit loin in a dried cherry reduction with chopped saucisson. Tartin of Morels with pearl onion and Comté.

20.99

3 in stock

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2011 Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro" (D. Ventura)

D.Ventura, Ribeira Sacra "Viña Caneiro", Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain, 2011

{organic} 100% Mencia

FIRM PLUM & RIPE CASSIS, DARK PEPPERY MINERAL

Mencia is not only the signature red grape of Galicia, but it can be counted among northwestern Iberia's most iconic varietals. Previously (and erroneously) rumored to be a descendent of Cabernet Franc, it's origins today remain a mystery. This example from Ribera Sacra, has its origins in 80 year old vines, laying down layers of deep, purply fruit and a dark minerality reminiscent of smoky graphite for an overall impression that is simultaneously authoritative and supple.

Serving Suggestion: Tender smoked pork loin w/ garlic, paprika & boiled potatoes. Empanadas w/ mushrooms, shallots, & tomato.

24.99

4 in stock

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2009 Ribera del Duero "Coleccion" (Peñalba Lopez, Bodegas)

Bodegas Peñalba Lopez, Ribera del Duero Tinto "Finca Torremilanos Coleccion", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2009

100% Tempranillo

RICH AND SUAVE, DARK FRUITS, CREAMY OAK

Coleccion represents the culmination of decades of history for the Penalba Lopez family in Ribera del Duero. Winemaker Ricardo Penalba Lopez selects the best plots of biodynamically farmed Tempranillo on the property to make this flagship wine. These vines average 100 years old. This wine spends two and a half years in French oak, picking up rich, roasty vanilla notes, and several more years mellowing perfectly in bottle before Ricardo deems it ready for release.

Serving Suggestions: Beef shanks braised in three onion broth alongside creamy, cheesy and buttery polenta.

49.99

23 in stock

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2014 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Finca Torremilanos" (Peñalba Lopez, Bodegas)

Bodegas Peñalba Lopez, Ribera del Duero Crianza "Finca Torremilanos", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2014

100% Tempranillo

PLUM & BLACKBERRY, SPICY CIGAR BOX & CEDAR, VANILLA & SASSAFRAS

Everything old is new again! We’ve been ardent admirers of Ribera del Duero’s stellar Finca Torremilanos since before we were “Wine Authorities,” and we couldn’t be more pleased or proud to present its wines as the newest W.A. Selections. This suave and sultry powerhouse showcases everything that we love about Ribera del Duero’s distinctive, Tempranillo-based wines, and it has the ideal combination of brawny structure and sumptuous dark fruit that makes the region’s wines famous.

Serving Suggestion: Braised beef & chickpea stew w/ shallots. Sheep’s milk cheeses w/ (or without) jamón or chorizo.

21.99

17 in stock

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2011 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Viña Pedrosa" (Perez Pascuas, Bodegas Hermanos)

Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2011

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

FIRM & SUMPTUOUS, BRIGHT RED FRUIT, CINNAMON SPICE

The brothers Perez Pascuas took over their father's vineyards in 1980, and they have since focused on making their old Tempranillo vines some of the happiest in the Ribera del Duero. This Crianza spent 18 months in oak barrels but the pure, bright Tempranillo fruit shines through. A meaty, spicy, and assertive wine that will continue to evolve over the next few years.

Serving Suggestion: Meaty, smoky tapas; meatballs, costilla de puerco, shaved ribeye, etc.

32.99

1 in stock

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2013 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Viña Pedrosa" (Perez Pascuas, Bodegas Hermanos)

Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2013

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

FIRM & SUMPTUOUS, BRIGHT RED FRUIT, CINNAMON SPICE

The brothers Perez Pascuas took over their father's vineyards in 1980, and they have since focused on making their old Tempranillo vines some of the happiest in the Ribera del Duero. This Crianza spent 18 months in oak barrels but the pure, bright Tempranillo fruit shines through. A meaty, spicy, and assertive wine that will continue to evolve over the next few years.

Serving Suggestion: Meaty, smoky tapas; meatballs, costilla de puerco, shaved ribeye, etc.

32.99

5 in stock

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2011 Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd, Wachau, Austria 2011

100% Riesling

DRY, POWERFUL. PINEAPPLE, LIME, GREEN APPLE, JUICY FINISH

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy, layered with abundant fruit and complex minerals, it's stunningly great now and for the next twenty+ years. It tastes rich and lush in the mouth and finishes with a huge wallop of acidity that accentuates the complexity like a giant exclamation mark! Wow.

Serving Suggestions: Sushi & sashimi. Mussels Meuniere, Trout "Muddy Waters" from Uglesich's in New Orleans. Roast Pork loin with apples and cabbage.

33.99

2 in stock

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2015 Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd, Wachau, Austria 2015

100% Riesling

DRY, POWERFUL. PINEAPPLE, LIME, GREEN APPLE, JUICY FINISH

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy, layered with abundant fruit and complex minerals, it's stunningly great now and for the next twenty+ years. It tastes rich and lush in the mouth and finishes with a huge wallop of acidity that accentuates the complexity like a giant exclamation mark! Wow.

Serving Suggestions: Sushi & sashimi. Mussels Meuniere, Trout "Muddy Waters" from Uglesich's in New Orleans. Roast Pork loin with apples and cabbage.

39.99

8 in stock

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2013 Riesling Auslese, "Oppenheimer Sacktraeger" (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Auslese, Oppenheimer Sacktraeger, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2013

JUICY PINEAPPLE, TANGERINE MARMALADE, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Among our longest-standing favorite producers of Germany, Dr. Karl Heyden and his family started making wines in 1999. After Karl's passing in 2003, his son Frank took the reins, crafting wines of unsurpassed style and elegance. This lovely wine combines Riesling’s citrus and tropicality with suggestions of cherry blossom, sandalwood, and a slight hint of petrol. On the palate, pineapple, stone fruit, tangerine marmalade, old-fashioned rock candy, and white tea shine through richly and with balance – a glass of liquid gold. 

Serving Suggestion: Green curry w/ North Carolina shrimp, rice noodles, a fresh Vietnamese mint sprig & red chile fish sauce for dipping. Crisp flatbread w/ bacon & pineapple.

25.99

1 in stock

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2014 Riesling Eiswein "Krov Paradies" [375ml] (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Eiswein "Krov Paradies", [375ml] Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

TROPICALICIOUS ADVENTURE DOWN A RIVER OF WARM HONEY

Meet eiswein: a rare dessert wine made from grapes that froze on the vine, were picked on that same cold winter night, and pressed while frozen, yielding a few drops each of rich, concentrated juice. The resulting wine is nothing short of magical: unctuous, heady with tropical fruit and citrus peel, ripe peach, juicy pear, and fresh-cut honeycomb. All the summery sweetness is tempered by blindingly bright acidity, cleansing the palate and getting you ready for more. Brace yourselves.

Serving Suggestion: Liverwurst spread thin on dark rye bread. Cinnamon- and nutmeg-spiced apple tart, topped w/ creme brulee. Sipped slowly beside a fire, on a winter night so clear that you can almost see by starlight.

49.99

11 in stock

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2013 Riesling Kabinett "C.A.I." (Immich-Batterieberg)

Immich-Batterieberg, Riesling Kabinett "C.A.I.", Mosel, Germany 2013

100% Riesling

21.99

6 in stock

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2012 Riesling Kabinett "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2012

100% Riesling

TANGY KIWI & LEMONADE, SLATE, FIRM & FIERCE YET OPULENT

Clocking in at a lean, clean 10.5 % alcohol and bearing only the faintest kiss of residual sugar, this dryish gem is stony, vaguely tropical, and vibrating with raw, Riesling-rific energy. The haunting elegance of the Mosel chimes through loud and clear. Thorsten Melsheimer, the estate’s current torchbearer, employs only organic methods (certified biodynamic as of 2013) and lets his vineyards’ excellent terroir speak for itself...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ smashed potato & thyme. Triple cream cheeses.

23.99

4 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kamptal Reserve (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling Reserve, Kamptal, Austria 2015 {organic} 100% Riesling

ROBUST LEMON & LIME, RACY YET ROUND, SEDUCTIVE

"Stone & strength. Dry and complex like the ground on which it's grown!" Almost serving as a counterpoint to the famously firm and assertively acidic wines of Austria's Wachau, this impressive selection from Christoph Edelbauer presents an outstandingly opulent rendition of Riesling. One of the most full-bodied examples of the variety you're liable to encounter, it manages to combine the zesty citric zeal and proclivity for mineral complexity with a more mouth-filling voluptuousness.

Serving suggestion: Savory Szechuan salt & pepper squid w/ crispy-roasted green beans. Tempura squash & shiitakes w/ ponzu dipping sauce.

29.99

32 in stock

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2011 Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg," Mosel, Germany 2011 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PEAR, RICH & TART, GLIMMERING LIQUID GOLD

Like an autumnal postcard from the tropics surrounded by golden leaves, this imposing sekt celebrates an intrinsically Riesling-bourne intensity. Brimming with ripe, pearish, richness and a rarzor-sharp lemony edge, this full-bodied bubbly has become deeply golden with a half-decade of aging in the bottle. Produced identically to vintage Champagne and grown on the steep slopes Thorsten Melsheimer’s 11 hectares of coveted Mullay-Hofberg vineyard overlooking the Mosel river, this is truly exceptional.

Serving Suggestion: Cambodian-style coconut curry soup w/ prawns & lemongrass. Smoked trout, shallot, leek quiche w/ a flaky crust!

40.99

3 in stock

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2013 Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg," Mosel, Germany 2013 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PEAR, RICH & TART, GLIMMERING LIQUID GOLD

Like an autumnal postcard from the tropics surrounded by golden leaves, this imposing sekt celebrates an intrinsically Riesling-bourne intensity. Brimming with ripe, pearish, richness and a rarzor-sharp lemony edge, this full-bodied bubbly has become deeply golden with a half-decade of aging in the bottle. Produced identically to vintage Champagne and grown on the steep slopes Thorsten Melsheimer’s 11 hectares of coveted Mullay-Hofberg vineyard overlooking the Mosel river, this is truly exceptional.

Serving Suggestion: Cambodian-style coconut curry soup w/ prawns & lemongrass. Smoked trout, shallot, leek quiche w/ a flaky crust!

34.99

10 in stock

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2015 Riesling Spatlese "Krov Steffensberg" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Spatlese "Krov Steffensberg", Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

SO FRESH & SO CLEAN, JUICY LEMON-LIME, SWEET YET BRACING

The Germans have arrived at Wine Authorities! We are over the moon for our first direct import from the magnificent Mosel. What sets Mosel apart, you ask? Electrifying acidity, crystalline clarity, and unequivocally pristine flavor. Fortunately for us, this Spätlese does not disappoint. Tingling acidity and sweet lemony citrus strike a delightful balance that compels us to sip, smile, and repeat.

Serving Suggestion: Oeufs en Cocotte (à la Jacques Pépin) w/ mushrooms & shallots, topped w/ crème fraîche. Soft-shell crab po’ boys w/ spicy remoulade & pickled jalapeños.

20.99

19 in stock

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2014 Riesling Spatlese "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr" (Selbach-Oster, Weingut)

Weingut Selbach-Oster, Riesling Spatlese "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr", Mosel, Germany 2014 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

RAZORY CITRUS & JUICY PEACH, MAGNIFICENT MINERAL & MONUMENTAL MOSEL-NESS

"Selbach-Oster Rieslings are not ‘zeitgeisty' wines that change according to the whims of fashion. Nor are they 'made' according to recipe,” is the inaugural statement of this producer’s atypically contemporary website, and it’s a statement that speaks swoon-inducing volumes (750 ml, in this case) to some of us. On the one hand, this is vibrant, healthy, wein with a cutting-edge cleanliness and impression of precision. On the other, it is indeed as unspoiled as Selbach-Oster’s informal mission statement suggests – brimming with ripe stone fruit, candied citrus, and that edgy, ethereal perfume that we’ve all agreed to problematically describe as “petrol.” Keine schönheit ohne gefahr.

Serving Suggestion: Szechuan crispy salt & pepper squid w/ scallions & garlic. Spicy jerk jackfruit & mango wraps w/ lime, paprika, & cayenne.

28.99

1 in stock

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2014 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

29.99

1 in stock

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2015 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

29.99

55 in stock

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2014 Riesling Trocken "Grainhübel" GG (Von Winning, Weingut)

Weingut Von Winning, Riesling Deidesheimer "Grainhübel" GG, Pfalz, Germany 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

44.99

4 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube" (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef), Riesling Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube", Mosel, Germany 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

POTENT LIME & PINEAPPLE, FLINT, OFF-DRY WITH BLAZING ACIDITY

Dr. Thanisch's vineyards slide right into the picturesque town of Bernkastel, nestled in a cozy curve of the Mosel river. It's an advantageous place to care for some of the oldest Riesling vines in Germany. This is a spectacular example of German expertise where it comes to this most complex of grapes. Flinty and smoky aromas vie for your attentions with heady tropical and citrus notes. A hint of classic petrol leads to a luxurious, almost oily texture. Very lightly sweet, but it's all cleaned up by zooming acidity. Damn, that's delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Sweet potato casserole, Brussels Sprouts sauteed with hot pepper and bacon. The gamy tang of locally raised heritage turkeys.

22.99

5 in stock

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2016 Riesling, Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube" (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

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

{organic} 100% Riesling

POTENT LIME & PINEAPPLE, FLINT, OFF-DRY WITH BLAZING ACIDITY

Dr. Thanisch's vineyards slide right into the picturesque town of Bernkastel, nestled in a cozy curve of the Mosel river. It's an advantageous place to care for some of the oldest Riesling vines in Germany. This is a spectacular example of German expertise where it comes to this most complex of grapes. Flinty and smoky aromas vie for your attentions with heady tropical and citrus notes. A hint of classic petrol leads to a luxurious, almost oily texture. Very lightly sweet, but it's all cleaned up by zooming acidity. Damn, that's delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Sweet potato casserole, Brussels Sprouts sauteed with hot pepper and bacon. The gamy tang of locally raised heritage turkeys.

22.99

11 in stock

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2008 Rioja Blanco Crianza "Vina Gravonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Gravonia Blanco, Rioja, Spain 2008

100% Viura

NUTTY, FLORAL AND GRASSY FINISHING WITH SPICE

There are few wines in the world more inspiring and more thought provoking than this bottle. Sourced from a single vineyard originally called Zaconia alongside the Ebro river in Rioja, and produced in the most traditional manner, this is THE definition of "Old School." Yes, there is some oxidation going on evidenced by the golden amber color, but this is part of the appeal. Waves of nuttiness, grass, flowers and spices come and go with each sip. The wine evolves over all 750 mls. No two sips will be the same.

Serving Suggestion: Mild, tender veal with roasted red peppers. Traditional hard aged cheeses. Or on its own in a quiet place to think about what you were doing ten years ago.

29.99

11 in stock

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2004 Rioja Gran Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2004

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo

SPICE, CLOVE, TOASTY OAK, RIPE CHERRY FRUIT

Located in San Asensio, Rioja Alta, Bodegas Perica still embraces the charm and elegance of cellar aged Spanish wine. This Gran Reserva is their current release at the young age of 9 years old. Sourced from their top vineyards in La Rioja Alta, the hand picked grape clusters are fermented in large French oak vats, then transferred to French oak barrels for 28 months of aging before going to sleep in bottle waiting years for release. The result is simply wine magic. Traditional in style, but most pleasing to the modern day, fruit-driven wine drinker, this Gran Reserva is grand for such a modest price.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork belly with mushrooms, cippolini onions and a cinnamon stick, or grilled hot Italian sausages with roasted potatoes and rosemary.

29.99

1 in stock

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2005 Rioja Gran Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2005

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo

SPICE, CLOVE, TOASTY OAK, RIPE CHERRY FRUIT

Located in San Asensio, Rioja Alta, Bodegas Perica still embraces the charm and elegance of cellar aged Spanish wine. This Gran Reserva is their current release at the young age of 9 years old. Sourced from their top vineyards in La Rioja Alta, the hand picked grape clusters are fermented in large French oak vats, then transferred to French oak barrels for 28 months of aging before going to sleep in bottle waiting years for release. The result is simply wine magic. Traditional in style, but most pleasing to the modern day, fruit-driven wine drinker, this Gran Reserva is grand for such a modest price.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork belly with mushrooms, cippolini onions and a cinnamon stick, or grilled hot Italian sausages with roasted potatoes and rosemary.

29.99

5 in stock

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2006 Rioja Gran Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2006

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo

SPICE, CLOVE, TOASTY OAK, RIPE CHERRY FRUIT

Located in San Asensio, Rioja Alta, Bodegas Perica still embraces the charm and elegance of cellar aged Spanish wine. This Gran Reserva is their current release at the young age of 9 years old. Sourced from their top vineyards in La Rioja Alta, the hand picked grape clusters are fermented in large French oak vats, then transferred to French oak barrels for 28 months of aging before going to sleep in bottle waiting years for release. The result is simply wine magic. Traditional in style, but most pleasing to the modern day, fruit-driven wine drinker, this Gran Reserva is grand for such a modest price.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork belly with mushrooms, cippolini onions and a cinnamon stick, or grilled hot Italian sausages with roasted potatoes and rosemary.

29.99

8 in stock

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2003 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2003

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano

SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA, SPICE AND DRIED CHERRY

Located in Haro, the capital city of La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is one of our world wine heros. Keeping very traditional and maintaining the classic style of Rioja of old, the single vineyard Bosconia is a perfect example of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long term oak aging and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, chemical free and with great attention to detail and tradition. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, dried cherry and melon rind with strawberry and earth. A whisp of smoke comes through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A wine that will enhance anything it touches - try with grouper fajitas, anything jamon (pork) and chicken roasted with orange peel and thyme

33.99

3 in stock

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2004 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2004

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano

SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA, SPICE AND DRIED CHERRY

Located in Haro, the capital city of La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is one of our world wine heros. Keeping very traditional and maintaining the classic style of Rioja of old, the single vineyard Bosconia is a perfect example of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long term oak aging and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, chemical free and with great attention to detail and tradition. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, dried cherry and melon rind with strawberry and earth. A whisp of smoke comes through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A wine that will enhance anything it touches - try with grouper fajitas, anything jamon (pork) and chicken roasted with orange peel and thyme

33.99

1 in stock

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2005 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2005

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano

SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA, SPICE AND DRIED CHERRY

Located in Haro, the capital city of La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is one of our world wine heros. Keeping very traditional and maintaining the classic style of Rioja of old, the single vineyard Bosconia is a perfect example of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long term oak aging and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, chemical free and with great attention to detail and tradition. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, dried cherry and melon rind with strawberry and earth. A whisp of smoke comes through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A wine that will enhance anything it touches - try with grouper fajitas, anything jamon (pork) and chicken roasted with orange peel and thyme

35.99

6 in stock

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2009 Rioja Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2009

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

VANILLA, SPICES, DUSTY STRAWBERRY, DRIED CITRUS, LEATHER

From Bodegas Perica's single vineyard "Olagosa", comes this classic Rioja Reserva, relentlessly traditional. Made in the same style, from the same vineyard for more than 50 years, this wine is a step into the past. Spicy, toasty flavors abound, this wine spent two years in oak barrels before aging in their cellar another four. The dried berry and earth flavors have great complexity especially when that whiff of leather comes through. Vive España!

Serving Suggestions: Although it is much spicier than a Pinot Noir, we recommend trying this with similar matches; Salmon, pork, veal, roast poultry with earthy veggies.

24.99

3 in stock

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2010 Rioja Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2010

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

VANILLA, SPICES, DUSTY STRAWBERRY, DRIED CITRUS, LEATHER

From Bodegas Perica's single vineyard "Olagosa", comes this classic Rioja Reserva, relentlessly traditional. Made in the same style, from the same vineyard for more than 50 years, this wine is a step into the past. Spicy, toasty flavors abound, this wine spent two years in oak barrels before aging in their cellar another four. The dried berry and earth flavors have great complexity especially when that whiff of leather comes through. Vive España!

Serving Suggestions: Although it is much spicier than a Pinot Noir, we recommend trying this with similar matches; Salmon, pork, veal, roast poultry with earthy veggies.

24.99

11 in stock

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2005 Rioja Tinto Reserva "Vina Tondonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2005

75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo

DRIED CHERRY & CASSIS, LEATHERY SPICE, SUMPTUOUS CACAO & WAXY RICHNESS

An ultimate example of traditional Rioja Reserva (albeit one which is actually aged more extensively than most Gran Reservas), this wine is aged for six years in giant casks of American oak (and a subsequent six in bottle) and is the current release from this iconic Rioja Alta estate. With dark fruit character and mysterious, leathery, chocolatey, oaken spice, this tantalizing tinto is truly a piece of Riojan history and a rare opportunity to taste a wine which hails (figuratively and quite literally)  from another time.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder. Chorizo! Roncal! Crostini and lardo!!!

41.99

14 in stock

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2012 Rosso di Montalcino (La Palazzetta)

La Palazzetta, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2012

100% Sangiovese

21.99

3 in stock

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino (Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), La)

La Palazzetta (di Luca e Flavio Fanti), Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2014

100% Sangiovese (Grosso)

PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, BERGAMOT & TOBACCO, FIRM & FRESH

Montalcino and its famed specialty, Brunello, elicit a great deal of excitement. The receipts that we’re left holding after enjoying most of these wines are less likely to result in great enthusiasm. Rosso de Montalcino, however, Brunello’s gentler-priced understudy, is one of Tuscany’s most savory sweetspots, offering us robust renditions of Sangiovese (and the exceptional “Grosso” variant of the famed grape) which bear more than a passing resemblance to the region’s most prized (and pricy) wines. Palazzetta excels at uncompromising, staunchly traditional treasures of Montalcino.

Serving Suggestion: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (or Brisket or London Broil) w/ peppercorns, cannellini beans, & shallots. Roast portobello caps stuffed w/ pecorino & generous garlic.

21.99

8 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rosé [3-Liter Bag-in-Box], Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar rosés labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 per bottle in the US, making this bountiful box one heck of a deal!

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

29.99

43 in stock

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2016 Rosé, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu" [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 95% Carignan, 5% Muscat

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish and lightly floral rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – albeit dry! Because a bottle couldn't possibly provide enough wine this refreshing, Domaine La Ligière has brilliantly put it in a three liter box!

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

24.99

5 in stock

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2017 Rosé, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu" [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic} 95% Carignan, 5% Muscat

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish and lightly floral rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – albeit dry! Because a bottle couldn't possibly provide enough wine this refreshing, Domaine La Ligière has brilliantly put it in a three liter box!

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

24.99

37 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Cuvee Jericho" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Montel (Mas Granier), "Cuvée Jericho" Rouge, Languedoc, France 2016

{sustainable} 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

BLACKBERRY & SMOKE, HERBES DE PROVENCE

Perennially one of our favorite Syrah-based wines, this stunning value has regularly garnered comparisons to the bold reds of Cornas in the northern Rhone, but at half the price. It gushes forth with gooey raspberry and blackberry preserves wrapped in smoked herbes de Provence and a fascinating hint of pimento. It's every bit as intriguing as it sounds!

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked cep mushroom risotto. Grilled tri-tip steak with veal demi-glace. Lamb chops cooked directly on the coals.

23.99

3 in stock

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2017 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge (3 liter Bag-in-Box), Provence, France NV 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

29.99

30 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box) (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box), Rhone Valley, France NV 2016

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red, in a Bag-In-Box (BIB) so you can drink from it without concern of finishing the bottle! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. It's like your own personal "Enomatic!"

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

29.99

4 in stock

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2016 Roussane (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Roussane, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2016

{sustainable} 88% Roussane, 12% Chardonnay

RICH, CREAMY, TROPICAL & FLORAL DECADENCE

Here it is - a white wine for red wine drinkers, one that will also appeal to lovers of white Chateauneuf-du-Pape and oaked California chardonnay. Upon opening, the oak and vanilla take center stage, with the fruit starting to come out as the wine breathes - and then the real show starts. Rich lemon custard, spiced baked pears, grilled pineapple, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, framed delicately by that toasty vanilla that was at first so dominant, winding up with a finish so long you'll wonder if it'll ever end. Definitely decant this one - it's unfiltered and has a fair bit of haze.

Serving suggestion: Herb & pepper crusted roast chicken over buttery egg noodles. Tender braised veal & root vegetables w/ an herb veloute sauce.

24.99

8 in stock

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2014 Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole) (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole), Burgundy, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HAZELNUT, SASSAFRAS, LIME & PINEAPPLE, RICH & JUICY

Savvy wine buyers already know that the wines of Rully are among the best values in Burgundy. Within earshot of Meursault, the whites often very closely resemble their more famous neighbor, but at more reasonable prices. This one is among the finest we have ever seen. Eric de Suremain is the hardest working man in Burgundy, and he is a true artist in the cellar, crafting cellar-worthy wines of richness, elegance and passion. You shouldn't miss this. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken in mushroom cream sauce. Comte or similar Emmenthal, whether melted in fondue or Raclette or on a cheese plate.

33.99

9 in stock

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2014 Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

DARK CHERRY, TURNED SOIL, FLOWERS. VERY PRETTY.

Although better renowned for its white wines, Rully produces incredible reds in warmer years. Eric works the soil of this single vineyard biodynamically, and you can taste the vibrant life and soul in this wine. This is what fine red Burgundy is about; beautifully elegant cherry fruit, rich but with subtle complexity, slightly earthy flavors as singular as a personality. Delicious. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Coq au vin with jambon, fettucine and chives. Epoisses baked in a delicate pastry.

29.99

20 in stock

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2009 Saint Emilion (Beynat, Chateau)

Chateau Beynat, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2009

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CURRANT & PLUM, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, HERBAL UNDERTONES

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of the estate's founder, Leonard Nebout. This fantastic Saint Émilion with a surprising preponderance of Cabernet Franc (and an equally unexpected complete absence of Merlot) gleams with deep purple fruit, rich dark chocolate, and sumptuous herbal notes. A real gem!

Serving Suggestion: Roast pheasant (or, in a pinch, cornish hen) seasoned with sage and adorned with slices of bacon & chopped shallots. Hearty winter salads comprised of root vegetables, kale, and arugula - seasoned with white balsamic vinegar & dill.

29.99

11 in stock

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2015 Saint-Amour "Esprit de Seduction" (Berthier, Pascal)

Domaine Pascal Berthier, Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France 2015 100% Gamay

RIPE MULBERRY, SILKY SPICE, RICH AND GRIPPY

Pascal Bertheir's Esprit de Seduction is bodacious, buxom Beaujolais at its best! The small appellation of Saint-Amour is located at the northernmost tip of Beaujolais, and we are grateful to have a taste of what this area of Beaujolais has to offer. This wine's intense, mouthwatering aromas of ripe purple berries and spice cake have us swooning. The palate boasts a full body, plush dark fruit, and supple tannin. Delicious while young, but will also age well.

Serving Suggestion: Cheeseburger w/ caramelized onions & fried potato wedges. Blackened NC catfish w/ grilled eggplant & wild rice.

21.99

1 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

{organic} 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard borders Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) A must have Bordeaux from the monumental 2010 vintage. This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

39.99

24 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Franc Lartigue, Chateau)

Chateau Franc Lartigue, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

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

FIRM BLACK PLUM & KIRSCH, PERIQUE TOBACCO & LEATHER, MOCHA

Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion appellation has no shortage of fanfare surrounding it, and its cast of Grand Cru Classé offerings represents some of the most accessible and reliable yet varied vin that we’ll find throughout this sprawling segment of southwestern France. Chateau Franc Lartigue’s current contribution to the genre is practically a love letter to Merlot, brimming with elegant black fruit which is powerfully ripe, balanced, and structured. Flourishes of roasted cacao and espresso delicately seal the deal with sweet herbs and cured tobacco on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Marbled ribeye medallions w/ braised radish & scallions. Grilled portobello caps w/ balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, & garlic.

35.99

14 in stock

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2015 Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & RED RASPBERRY, SMOKED BLACK PEPPERCORNS & CACAO

The best wines of the 40-mile vertical expanse that is Saint-Joseph typically come from the northernmost and southernmost reaches of the appellation. The Barou estate (now biodynamic and organic since 1975 – before it was hip!) is of the former persuasion, crafting beautiful, bright reds like this one – brimming with darkly vivid fruit and lively spice. Emmanuel, representing the estate’s current generation, took over from his forward-thinking father, Alexis, in 1997.

Serving Suggestion: Beef & bacon sausage w/ panfried potatoes, onions, & parsley. Rich cow’s milk & alpine cheeses like Cantal & Gruyère.

26.99

29 in stock

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2012 Saint-Julien (Teynac, Chateau)

Chateau Teynac, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France 2012

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

39.99

1 in stock

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2012 Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere" (Billard Pére et Fils, Domaine)

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils, Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere," Burgundy, France 2011

100% Pinot Noir

CHESTNUT, FRESH POMEGRANATE, CASSIS

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils bring tous this striking Pinot Noir from Burgundy's Côte-d'Or, situated southwest of Beaune. This flamboyant yet crisp Pinot Noir displays complex notes of and lightly tart red fruit. Reminiscent of fresh pomegranate on a late summer's night at the Marakesh Bazaar, this Pinot Noir is sure to transport one's mind and palate to a most charming place.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted blue-foot Chickens with sherry-orange glazed parsnips, carrots, radish

32.99

12 in stock

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2015 Saint-Veran "Le Clos" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Saint-Veran "Le Clos", Burgundy, France 2015 {sustainable}

100% Chardonnay

ORCHARD FRUIT, CREAMY & UNCTUOUS, CHALKY MINERAL

Like most things that are obnoxiously described as a “poor man’s” version of something else (in this case Pouilly-Fuissé), there’s a lot to be said for Saint-Véran and why it reminds the world of its more famous neighbor. That said, this offering from Clos Noly has been treated quite differently from the estate’s chiseled Pouilly-Fuissé. Instead, it’s fleshy, round, and tastefully infused with rich, creamy oak. You won’t mistake it for Californian, but it may help bridge the gap between lovers of oak and those who prefer their Burgundies brighter.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken breast w/ sautéed string beans & scallions in a buttery white wine sauce. Smashed potato casserole w/ peas, chives, & melted gouda.

22.99

20 in stock

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2013 Sancerre (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines. The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

25.99

6 in stock

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2015 Sancerre Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & SOARING FLINTINESS, DILL & WHITE ASPARAGUS, GOOSEBERRY

Cedric Bardin's tiny estate, which straddles both shores of the Loire river (one foot gently kicking up Poully-Fuisse and the other planted in Sancerre), is a source of some of these regions' most remarkable values. The domaine's two-hectare holdings in Sancerre account for less than 20% of its total production, allowing for an unparalleled focus on quality. Every trademark of classic Sancerre abounds in this wine - Sauvignon Blanc's fiercely bright and citrusy personality, the clearly defined flintiness of the region's terroir, and the sumptuous herbal complexities that we crave from these distinctive whites.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses - especially those with bloomy rinds & edible ash. Deep fried softshell crab. Poached egg & asparagus w/ béarnaise sauce.

25.99

1 in stock

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2016 Sancerre Blanc (Girard & Fils, Domaine Michel)

Domaine Michel Girard & Fils, Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

RICH & RIPE, LIGHT MINERAL, SAVORY HERBAL

Winemaker Philippe Girard says this about his wine, "pungent fresh grassy aromas mingle with riper citrus-style fruits, rounder and fuller in the mouth but nevertheless finishing with a pure intensity and zippiness that you'd expect in classy Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc at its best!" We couldn't agree more. That light citrus tropical thing he has going on here is due to the blending of four parcels, each with their own qualities. The sum is truly greater than their parts. A wonderful value and very classic in style.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses, especially those from the Loire Valley or our domestic versions from Looking Glass Dairy or Prodigal Farm.

21.99

5 in stock

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2016 Sancerre Blanc (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines. The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

22.99

23 in stock

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2014 Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2014

61% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED GOJIS, TOASTY VANILLA & SWEET CIGAR-ISH AROMAS

Sangiovese isn’t among the most readily recognized adoptees among Washington’s very apt viticultural areas, but it has emerged as a niche variety with a lot to say east of the Cascades. This full-figured, resolutely new-world-ish outing from Airfield leaps out at us with ripe fruit and oak-emboldened power right off the bat but quickly evolves under air, revealing undercurrents of tobacco, mahogany timber, and vanilla chai with black tea bravado.

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).

24.99

11 in stock

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2015 Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2015

61% Sangiovese, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED GOJIS, TOASTY VANILLA & SWEET CIGAR-ISH AROMAS

Sangiovese isn’t among the most readily recognized adoptees among Washington’s very apt viticultural areas, but it has emerged as a niche variety with a lot to say east of the Cascades. This full-figured, resolutely new-world-ish outing from Airfield leaps out at us with ripe fruit and oak-emboldened power right off the bat but quickly evolves under air, revealing undercurrents of tobacco, mahogany timber, and vanilla chai with black tea bravado.

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).

24.99

5 in stock

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2011 Sankt Laurent (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Sankt Laurent "Konkret", Burgenland, Austria 2011

{biodynamic} 100% St. Laurent

ELEGANTLY BOLD BLACK CHERRY & DAMSON, WISPY GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL, IMPRESSIVE

Sankt Laurent, a prominently purply grape of mysterious but presumedly Austrian origins plays an important role in the world of Burgenland's reds as well as those of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Long rumored and hypothesized to be a relative of Pinot Noir, it's now known to be more uniquely Central European. This rendition from Meinklang represents not only the varietal at its absolute zenith but arguably the estate's crowning achievement as well. Deriving its name from the futuristic and spiritually integral concrete eggs in which it's aged, the Konkret is masterpiece!

Serving suggestion: Braised goose w/ plum sauce & herb-encrusted smashed sweet potatoes w/ five spice. Terrine w/ orange zest, pomegranate, & garlic.

38.99

6 in stock

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2014 Sankt Laurent "Konkret" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Sankt Laurent "Konkret", Burgenland, Austria 2014

{biodynamic} 100% St. Laurent

ELEGANTLY BOLD BLACK CHERRY & DAMSON, WISPY GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL, IMPRESSIVE

Sankt Laurent, a prominently purply grape of mysterious but presumedly Austrian origins plays an important role in the world of Burgenland's reds as well as those of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Long rumored and hypothesized to be a relative of Pinot Noir, it's now known to be more uniquely Central European. This rendition from Meinklang represents not only the varietal at its absolute zenith but arguably the estate's crowning achievement as well. Deriving its name from the futuristic and spiritually integral concrete eggs in which it's aged, the Konkret is masterpiece!

Serving suggestion: Braised goose w/ plum sauce & herb-encrusted smashed sweet potatoes w/ five spice. Terrine w/ orange zest, pomegranate, & garlic.

32.99

79 in stock

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2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

1 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

1 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Turnbull)

Turnbull Wine Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2016

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

BRIGHT & TROPICAL. PEACH, GUAVA & ORANGE BLOSSOM

Exotic fruit, aromatic flowers and fresh juicy acidity are the calling cards of this beauty from Turnbull in Napa Valley. Neither New Zealand, nor French in style, this is the Californian/Chilean style which is more tropical and supple, and not oak aged. This juicy Sauvignon shows that Turnbull is multifaceted with a passion for both whites and their classic Napa-styled reds.

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in parchment with white wine, thyme, fennel and cippolini onions.

20.99

2 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

21 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Turnbull)

Turnbull Wine Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2016

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

BRIGHT & TROPICAL. PEACH, GUAVA & ORANGE BLOSSOM

Exotic fruit, aromatic flowers and fresh juicy acidity are the calling cards of this beauty from Turnbull in Napa Valley. Neither New Zealand, nor French in style, this is the Californian/Chilean style which is more tropical and supple, and not oak aged. This juicy Sauvignon shows that Turnbull is multifaceted with a passion for both whites and their classic Napa-styled reds.

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in parchment with white wine, thyme, fennel and cippolini onions.

20.99

11 in stock

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Sauvignon Blanc, Burgenland, Austria 2015

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

ASTONISHING COMPLEXITY. MINERAL, PASSIONFRUIT, PINK GRAPEFRUIT, PINEAPPLE

If Leo Hillinger is best known for any particular specialty, it’s probably his flamboyant reds. This stunning Sauvignon Blanc, however, is a zesty knockout! With a complex mineral/herbal character reminiscent of Pouilly-Fume or Sancerre emanating above a complex fruit cocktail of passionfruit, pink grapefruit, and spicy pineapple. it is lush and juicy at the same time with a long delicious finish.

Serving Suggestion: Surprisingly versatile. Fresh fish and shellfish, stir-fried vegetables, roast pork. It has a perfect affinity for Asian and South Pacific influenced dishes.

23.99

3 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 3L BiB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Sauvignon Blanc 3L BiB, Curico, Chile 2015

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & MANGO, PASSION FRUIT, RACY, RIPE, BOLD & ZESTY

Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile's most celebrated specialties, and the Loire Valley native does excellent work in the nation's Valle Central. Somewhat more tropical than the colder-climated offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough and France's Sancerre, this one combines pineapple-like juiciness with Sauvignon's typically angular acidity and famously grapefruit-like flair. This is a tremendous value of tremendous proportions – just shy of a gallon!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-seared flounder w/ capers & lemongrass. Crispy flatbread w/ spicy charcuterie, anchovies, & pineapple.

29.99

27 in stock

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2013 Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INTENSELY BRIGHT CHERRY, JUNIPER & GRAPHITE, YOUTHFUL ENERGY

Winemaker Vincent Ledy is making an impression with his beautiful Burgundies, which he produces biodynamically  in extremely small quantities. A passionate proponent for avoiding new oak, Vincent is among the wave of young vintners whose devotion to terroir-driven purity is an inspiration. This lean Savigny-les-Beaune buzzes with vibrant, tart cherry fruit and mysterious juniper-esque herbaceousness.

Serving Suggestion: Tarragon chicken pot pie w/ flaky buttermilk crust. Mushroom & leek soup w/ thyme cream.

39.99

15 in stock

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2015 Sekt, Cabernet Rose (Steininger)

Steininger, Cabernet Rose Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2015

WHITE CHERRY & CURRANT, FIRM YET DELICATE, LOVELY MINERAL

Karl Steininger’s impressive line of sekts focuses primarily on single varieties and channeling their characteristics into distinctive, balanced bubblies. Cabernet Sauvignon might not be the first grape that you’d envision as a candidate for fueling vibrant, refreshing sparkling wine, but its tireless acidity and bold, berryish structure translate beautifully into rosé, and, armed with the signature minerality of of Kamptal’s famed terroir, the result is nothing short of magnificent. Somewhat more full-bodied that what we’re accustomed to from Champagne but no less airy or light on its feet this capital, singular sekt!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare w/ mint leaves & scallion. Triggerfish w/ tempura radish, asparagus, & unagi sauce.

28.99

10 in stock

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2014 Sekt, Grüner Veltliner (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2014

100% Gruner Veltliner

CLEAN PEAR, TANGY APPLE & LIME, SMOKY MINERALITY, SWEET PEA

Though small, the futuristic yet pastoral Steininger estate has become an iconic focal point for the northerly region of Kamptal. While Karl, Brigitta, and their daughters produce fantastic still wines, they've increasingly carved out a bold niche for themselves in the world of sekt (sparkling wine).One of eight different bubbly cuvées (most of which focus on single grape varietals), this regal Grüner Veltliner sekt is short on neither power nor elegance. Accompanying the fine beads of graceful bubbles trailing upward through the wine, aromas of pear, apple, and gently lime-like citrus emanate from the glass. Minerals and zesty acidity linger robustly on the finish. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Poached salmon salad w/ dill, beets, & arugula. Indulgent quiche w/ spinach, sweet peas, & lardon. Also bold, satisfying, and celebratory all by itself...

29.99

8 in stock

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Sekt, Weissburgunder "Elementar" (Steininger)

Steininger, Weissburunder Sekt "Elementar", Kamptal, Austria NV

100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

44.99

7 in stock

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2015 Soave Spumante Brut (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Soave Spumante Brut, Veneto, Italy 2015

100% Garganega

PERFUMY PEAR & KIWI. BRIGHT, SOFT, DRY & CLEAN

Garganega, aside from sounding like one of Godzilla’s foes, is a grape you should get to know in all of its iterations. Most famous is the dry still wine of Soave, which beginning about a decade ago rocketed in quality and is now a go to wine for fans of aromatic dry whites and their versatility. This sparkling version is a great aperitivo!

Serving Suggestion: Tom Yum soup and related soups of south east Asian origin. Similar salads with spiciness, ginger, sour & salty and a bit of rustic funk.

24.99

5 in stock

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2012 St. Emilion "Terre Amoureuse" (Beynat, Chateau)

Chateau Beynat, Saint Emilion "Terre Amoureuse", Bordeaux, France 2012

{organic} 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CURRANT & PLUM, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, HERBAL UNDERTONES

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of the estate's founder, Leonard Nebout. This fantastic Saint Émilion with a surprising preponderance of Cabernet Franc (and an equally unexpected complete absence of Merlot) gleams with deep purple fruit, rich dark chocolate, and sumptuous herbal notes. A real gem!

Serving Suggestion: Roast pheasant (or, in a pinch, cornish hen) seasoned with sage and adorned with slices of bacon & chopped shallots. Hearty winter salads comprised of root vegetables, kale, and arugula - seasoned with white balsamic vinegar & dill.

31.99

1 in stock

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2015 Syrah (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Syrah, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2015

100% Syrah

BRAMBLY BLACKBERRY & CURRANT, BLACK OLIVE, STRIDENT EARTH

This beautiful California Syrah is a prime example of heights reached through adversity. A massive heat wave at the very end of the growing season had Stolpman's crews nervous, but the grapes pulled through with shining - albeit deep purple - colors. This is a rich, brambly, piquant wine, full of dark black woodsy fruit and a pungent thread of smoky earth that is intriguingly old world. A kiss of oak makes sure everything wraps up with luxuriant smoothness.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb cheeks smoked over a long hickory fire and brushed with herbed mustard. White bean and tomato stew with plenty of sage and obscene amounts of garlic.

29.99

17 in stock

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2016 Syrah (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Syrah, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2015

100% Syrah

BRAMBLY BLACKBERRY & CURRANT, BLACK OLIVE, STRIDENT EARTH

This beautiful California Syrah is a prime example of heights reached through adversity. A massive heat wave at the very end of the growing season had Stolpman's crews nervous, but the grapes pulled through with shining - albeit deep purple - colors. This is a rich, brambly, piquant wine, full of dark black woodsy fruit and a pungent thread of smoky earth that is intriguingly old world. A kiss of oak makes sure everything wraps up with luxuriant smoothness.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb cheeks smoked over a long hickory fire and brushed with herbed mustard. White bean and tomato stew with plenty of sage and obscene amounts of garlic.

29.99

8 in stock

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2014 Syrah "Hillside" (Hillinger)

Hillinger, "Hillside" Red, Burgenland, Austria, 2014

{organic} 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Zweigelt

PLUM, BLACKBERRY, ANISE AND PIPE TOBACCO

Jeez, how many wines can one guy make? And where can we get more of them? Leo Hillinger's latest offering is this wonderfully fruity and spicy Syrah-based blend. Big, modern, and New-Worldishly familiar in style yet brighter than the average Barossa jam-fest, perhaps due to an injection of vibrant forest fruit courtesy of the Zweigelt grape, Austria's signature red variety. An exemplar of structure and balanced fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecued backbones w/ a sweet sauce of crushed pineapple & good, thick ketchup. Smoky red & yellow peppers with Beecher's cheddar.

26.99

3 in stock

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2015 Syrah "Hillside" (Hillinger)

Hillinger, "Hillside" Red, Burgenland, Austria, 2015

{organic} 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Zweigelt

PLUM, BLACKBERRY, ANISE AND PIPE TOBACCO

Jeez, how many wines can one guy make? And where can we get more of them? Leo Hillinger's latest offering is this wonderfully fruity and spicy Syrah-based blend. Big, modern, and New-Worldishly familiar in style yet brighter than the average Barossa jam-fest, perhaps due to an injection of vibrant forest fruit courtesy of the Zweigelt grape, Austria's signature red variety. An exemplar of structure and balanced fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecued backbones w/ a sweet sauce of crushed pineapple & good, thick ketchup. Smoky red & yellow peppers with Beecher's cheddar.

26.99

4 in stock

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2014 Syrah Grenache, Russian River Valley (Limerick Lane)

Limerick Lane, Syrah Grenache, Russian River Valley, California 2014

67% Syrah, 33% Grenache

BLACK CHERRY & STRAWBERRY. LAVENDER & VIOLET. SMOKED GAME. BLACK PEPPER.

Calling California’s Russian River Valley home, Limerick Lane draws a lot of their inspiration from southern Rhone in an area most notably known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Typically a cooler climate region, the vineyard’s northeasterly location affords them slightly warmer temperatures, just out of reach of the Pacific Ocean's cool breezes and fog. Their approach of “less is more” (no pesticides and minimal irrigation!) allows the soil and vines to create the finished product, with little intervention from the winemakers. This full-bodied blend of Syrah(67%) and Grenache(33%), while light on tannin but rich in fruit, would feel at home in France as much as it does in California.

Serving Suggestion: Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops w/ sautéed Haricot Verts and red-skinned potatoes. Meatloaf w/ a creamy mushroom gravy.

46.99

13 in stock

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Tawny, 10 Year (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, 10 Yr. Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

DRIED FRUITS, HONEY AND SPICE, CARAMEL NOTES

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. This port is a blend of oak casks aged an average of 10 years. Brown-tawny in color, it shows dried fruits, honey and spice aromas and flavors. A very long rich finish with serious complexity rivaling some ports at 20 years of age.

Serving Suggestion: Best as a dessert on its own or with egg based cake desserts that have extra richness. Also great with coffee or vanilla ice-cream.

21.99

6 in stock

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Tawny, 10 Year (750 ml) (Andresen)

Andressen, 10 Year Tawny, Porto, Portugal

DRIED, CANDIED FRUIT. NUTTY & CARAMELIZED. TOASTED OAK.

When one thinks of Porto, Portugal, they envision the massive Port Houses lining the Douro, as it meanders through the city and into the open waters of the Atlantic. Andresen, which was founded in 1845, has the distinction of being one of the few remaining family-owned estates, continuing to create fine Ports in all styles. This 10 year old Tawny is a fantastic representation of what a Tawny port can be. Aged in older oak casks, the wine showcases robust, nutty aromatics follwed by dried fruit and toastiness on the palate, while presenting the perfect balance of sweetness and maturity. Great as a pre-cursor to a lazy afternoon, an after dinner drink, or with some dessert. Who are we kidding?! Perfect for when life calls for a little decadence and sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Serra da Estrela (sheep’s milk) cheese & roasted almonds. Crème brûlée w/ a side of baked figs. Apple Pie a la Mode.

34.99

8 in stock

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2011 Touriga Nacional (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Touriga Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal 2011

{sustainable} 100% Touriga Nacional

DENSE BLACK PLUM, FIG-LIKE PERFUME & WISPY HERBS, ELEGANTLY FIRM STRUCTURE

Touriga Nacional, associated more with northern Portugal’s Douro and Dao than with southerly regions like Lisboa, is undisputedly a national treasure. While significantly less famous than France’s Cabernet Sauvignon or Italy’s Nebbiolo, this too seldom-sung nobleman of the red grape royal court is conducive to exceptionally elegant, structured, imposing wines that linger lengthily on our palates and in our memories. Quinta de Sant’Ana’s rendition brings together the immense purple fruit, expansive body, and chiseled frame that we admire so much in Touriga Nacional.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ port reduction & shallots. Risotto w/ diced figs & hazelnut.

37.99

1 in stock

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2012 Touriga Nacional (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Touriga Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 100% Touriga Nacional

DENSE BLACK PLUM, FIG-LIKE PERFUME & WISPY HERBS, ELEGANTLY FIRM STRUCTURE

Touriga Nacional, associated more with northern Portugal’s Douro and Dao than with southerly regions like Lisboa, is undisputedly a national treasure. While significantly less famous than France’s Cabernet Sauvignon or Italy’s Nebbiolo, this too seldom-sung nobleman of the red grape royal court is conducive to exceptionally elegant, structured, imposing wines that linger lengthily on our palates and in our memories. Quinta de Sant’Ana’s rendition brings together the immense purple fruit, expansive body, and chiseled frame that we admire so much in Touriga Nacional.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ port reduction & shallots. Risotto w/ diced figs & hazelnut.

37.99

15 in stock

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2007 Trockenbeerenauslese "Grand Cuvee" [375ml] (Steindorfer)

Steindorfer, Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) "Grand Cuvée, Burgenland, Austria 2007 [375ml bottle]

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Gris

LIQUID GOLD, ETHEREAL & SPECTACULAR

With Trockenbeerenauslese, the grapes shrivel and dry on the vine, and are harvested at the latest possible moment. The tiny amount of juice that can be pressed out of these little golden raisins is ridiculously concentrated with soaring sugar levels. This elixir is then fermented into what can only be described as ecstasy in a bottle. Insanely complex flavors of honey, spice, and tropical fruit float over the tongue in moan-inducing waves. Don't drink this standing up; your knees will get weak.

Serving Suggestion: Drink on it's own after a fabulous dinner, as a prelude and abettor to erotic dreams.

49.99

11 in stock

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2014 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2014

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

22.99

7 in stock

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2015 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2015

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

22.99

19 in stock

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2017 Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2017

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.

20.99

1 in stock

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2015 Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut "Hijo de Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2014

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

TART PINK RASPBERRY & LIME ZEST, MONUMENTAL MINERAL, WAXY LEES

In the tradition of such classics as “Son of Godzilla,” the “Hijo de (son of) Rubentis” is a Méthode Champenoise sequel truly worthy of Amestoi's cult classic Txakolina rosé. In typical fashion, the grapes are harvested slightly underripe to hammer home the signature gleam of acidity, minerality, Atlantic-ness, and leanness that Guetarian wines are famous for. The full-on sparkle (rather than typical spritz) enhances the impression of body and complexity while doing nothing to diminish the characteristic refreshment we love. Txakolin-dantza!

Serving Suggestion: Shangurro (Basque-style stuffed crab) w/ red pepper flakes, black pepper, & white wine. Spider rolls & other soft-shell crab preparations.

29.99

3 in stock

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2014 Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut "Hijo de Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut "Hijo de Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2014

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

TART PINK RASPBERRY & LIME ZEST, MONUMENTAL MINERAL, WAXY LEES

In the tradition of such classics as “Son of Godzilla,” the “Hijo de (son of) Rubentis” is a Méthode Champenoise sequel truly worthy of Amestoi's cult classic Txakolina rosé. In typical fashion, the grapes are harvested slightly underripe to hammer home the signature gleam of acidity, minerality, Atlantic-ness, and leanness that Guetarian wines are famous for. The full-on sparkle (rather than typical spritz) enhances the impression of body and complexity while doing nothing to diminish the characteristic refreshment we love. Txakolin-dantza!

Serving Suggestion: Shangurro (Basque-style stuffed crab) w/ red pepper flakes, black pepper, & white wine. Spider rolls & other soft-shell crab preparations.

29.99

10 in stock

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2016 Txakolina Baltza (Gorrondona, Doniene)

Doniene Gorrondona, Txakolina Baltza, Pay Basque, Spain, 2016

100% Hondarribi Beltza

PERFUMY & HERBACEOUS, DAMSON PLUM, SILKY

This is an extremely rare wine from 150-year-old Hondarribi Beltza vines grown in the tiny Aldape vineyard farmed by Gorrondona. Fans of Cabernet Franc will be pleased to be introduced to Hondarribi Beltza, a close relative. Although it boasts bold bell pepper, cocoa, and tobacco, this wine remains fresh and drinkable with plenty of bright red fruit and a medium body. Serving suggestions: Stewed lamb heavy with peppers and spices. Sheep's milk cheeses such as Pecorino, Itorki, Ossau-Iraty, and Idiazabal.

27.99

5 in stock

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2014 Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache (old vines), 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY, DARK ROAST COFFEE, SUPPLE

The Southern Rhone oscillates around Grenache – particularly gnarly, old Grenache vines. These vines access a kind of underground pipeline, extracting ancient secrets, winding deeper into the sandy-clay soils of the Vacqueyras region. The vines in this particular plot predate the naming of Vacqueyras as an AOC, the winemaker, and even the estate itself! While biodynamically produced and fermented with ambient yeasts, the details of production still pale in comparison to the lush vibrance of ripe red and black fruits as well as the tantalizing warmth of coffee beans and fig. This suppleness is set beautifully against firm tannic structure, bringing us something to consider cellaring. It’s packing enough finesse, though, to be cracked tonight. That’s the point! 

Serving Suggestion: Pan-roasted pork belly w/ spiced red plum, ginger, & rhubarb. Lamb w/ walnut, fig, & goat cheese salad. Cajun portobello sandwich w/ avocado & remoulade.

34.99

40 in stock

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2015 Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

INKY RASPBERRY & DATE, VIOLETS & CLOVE, PEPPERY

Biodynamic, buxom, and bodaciously boxed, we have here three liters of awe-inspiring Rhone red. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms and black raspberry, it masterfully evolves into a savory blend of grilled thyme, clove, and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. Philippe Bertrand is our hero for fitting a wine this substantial into a three liter box! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

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

49.99

10 in stock

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2016 Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

INKY RASPBERRY & DATE, VIOLETS & CLOVE, PEPPERY

Biodynamic, buxom, and bodaciously boxed, we have here three liters of awe-inspiring Rhone red. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms and black raspberry, it masterfully evolves into a savory blend of grilled thyme, clove, and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. Philippe Bertrand is our hero for fitting a wine this substantial into a three liter box! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

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

49.99

22 in stock

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2012 Valencia Tinto "La Moma" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, La Moma, Valencia, Spain 2012

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Marselan

RASPBERRY & BLACK FIG, ROASTY MOCHA, CEDAR

The name "Moma" represents the blending of MOnastrell with MArselan (a crossing of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon which was engineered in Montpelier in the mid 20th century). Aged for 15 months in French barriques, this tenacious tinto has a concentration of fruit more than qualified to soak up and gracefully integrate the oaken spice. FYI: the label depicts a traditional Spanish dance which tells the story of the Virgin vs. the 7 devils or sins. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled ribeye w/ caramelized onions & mashed potatoes w/ roasted garlic Gyros!

29.99

15 in stock

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2013 Vaucluse "Tramontane" (Aureto)

Aureto, Vaucluse "Tramontane", Southern Rhone, France 2013

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Caladoc, 25% Marselan, 10% Syrah

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, LEATHERY EARTH, PEPPER & TOAST

Though retaining the concentrated ripeness and intense Mediterranean spice that we associate with the Rhone/Provence's traditional grape varieties, this bold red features a more experimental cast of characters. Cabernet Sauvignon, while certainly no stranger to Provence, has joined an ensemble featuring Caladoc (the twisted lovechild of Grenache & Malbec) and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon). Syrah makes a cameo in this rare treat. A powerhouse!

Serving Suggestions: Brisket or tender beef shoulder braised w/ a bourbon/coffee sauce. Stilton w/ black olive tapenade & rustic bread.

38.99

4 in stock

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2014 Vaucluse "Tramontane" (Aureto)

Aureto, Vaucluse "Tramontane", Southern Rhone, France 2013

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Caladoc, 25% Marselan, 10% Syrah

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, LEATHERY EARTH, PEPPER & TOAST

Though retaining the concentrated ripeness and intense Mediterranean spice that we associate with the Rhone/Provence's traditional grape varieties, this bold red features a more experimental cast of characters. Cabernet Sauvignon, while certainly no stranger to Provence, has joined an ensemble featuring Caladoc (the twisted lovechild of Grenache & Malbec) and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon). Syrah makes a cameo in this rare treat. A powerhouse!

Serving Suggestions: Brisket or tender beef shoulder braised w/ a bourbon/coffee sauce. Stilton w/ black olive tapenade & rustic bread.

39.99

5 in stock

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2013 Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale", Southern Rhone, France 2013

70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, CHOCOLATE & EARTH, BLACK PEPPER

Where the Rhone Valley meets Provence, the Cotes du Ventoux region takes its name from the imposing peak which it surrounds. Not content to simply count itself among the most memorable landscapes along the Tour de France circuit, Ventoux and its sun soaked vineyards have what it takes to produce some very memorable wines. This Syrah-driven heavyweight isn't desirable for its power alone. There's an exoticism of black and red fruits, spice, oaken flavors and earth that culminate in a distinctly Mediterranean symphony of flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Succulent roast duck breast w/ cassis sauce & white asparagus. Thinly sliced, crispy fried eggplant.

38.99

4 in stock

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2015 Ventoux Blanc "Autan" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux Blanc "Autan", Southern Rhone, France 2015

{biodynamic} 45% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 15% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc

HONEYDEW & APRICOT, RUBRUM LILY, SAKE-LIKE WAXINESS

From Ventoux, where the Southern Rhone and Provence collide, this white blend brings together a veritable who’s who of white Rhone varieties. While Viognier remains absent, an intensely tropical assortment of fruit essences leads the way to exotic floral nuances that wouldn’t be out of place in Condrieu. The overall impression, however, is a bit riper and more Mediterranean - both elegant and generously fun. Aureto prides itself on the estate's typical (yet exceptional) terroir, the impressive knack possessed by young vigneron and enologist Aurélie Julien, and the cutting-edge techniques employed in the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish & couscous w saffron, raisins, zucchini, & turmeric.

24.99

21 in stock

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2014 Ventoux Rouge "Autan" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux Rouge "Autan", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{biodynamic} 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & EARTHY GOJI, KIRSH & WHITE PEPPER

Gleaming blackish-violet in the glass, this intensely concentrated offering from the intersection of Provence and the Southern Rhone offers a robustly modern twist on the rustic combination of ripe, Mediterranean berry and spicy, herbal earth character long associated with the wines of Ventoux and Luberon. The oft-applied “on steroids” cliché is quite apt in this case, and, in a sense is the specialty of Aureto. The estate's impressive technological investment is fairly unique for the region, and the resultant wines capture the areas terroir while injecting an almost New-World-ish prioritizing of power and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: Roast boar or pasture-raised pork w/ prunes & rosemary. Hearty black bean, corn, & zucchini soup w/ cilantro & white pepper.

24.99

23 in stock

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2016 Verduno "Basadone" (Pelaverga Piccolo) (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Verduno "Basadone" (Pelaverga Piccolo), Piemonte, Italy 2016

100% Pelaverga Piccolo

PALE WITH BLACK CHERRY, ROSE, SPICE & GRAVEL

The Pelaverga grape is known traditionally in the Piemontese village of Verduno as an aphrodisiac. While that certainly titillates us (and hopefully you), the reason we like it is the flavor and character of the wine. Spicy and delicate with a lingering taste, much like a woman's kiss. It also has a little bit of a bite (a nibble?) so pair it with cuisine that is a little creamy. This Burlotto family estate has been making wine since 1500!

Serving Suggestions: Ravioli with a cream sauce. Risotto with pancetta. Cod fritters with spinach sauce. Broccoli topped with pecorino cheese.

23.99

37 in stock

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Vermouth "Antica Formula" [1 liter] (Carpano, Giuseppe B.)

Giuseppe B. Carpano, Vermouth "Antica Formula" [1 liter], 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.

35.99

12 in stock

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Vermouth Amaro "Dopo Teatro" (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Vermouth Amaro, Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Aromatics

16% ABV

BEAUTIFULLY BITTERSWEET, DENSE & INKY, WAFTS OF CITRUS

Cocchi’s Dopo Teatro is a rare vermouth aromatized with a double dose of cinchona bark along with rhubarb, quassia wood, and chiretta. In Piedmont, it is traditional to drink a small chilled glass of vermouth with lemon zest in the evening. Whether before a meal as an aperitif, after a meal as a digestive tonic, or as a showstopping cocktail ingredient, Dopo Teatro is a pure delight! Once opened, keep in your fridge and drink within a month.

Serving Suggestion: Traditionally served chilled w/ lemon zest. Makes an exceptionally intense Negroni or Boulevardier. Perfect pairing w/ bitter dark chocolate.

22.99

16 in stock

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Vermouth Rojo (Primitivo Quiles)

Primitivo Quiles, Vermouth Rojo, Alicante, Spain

RIPE VALENCIA ORANGE, BITTERSWEET CLOVE, YOUR BAR'S NEW BEST FRIEND

This stunning bottle comes to us from Señor Don Primitivo Quiles, arguably the King of Alicante, whose claim to fame is having the oldest bodega in the region(founded in 1780). Made from 100% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre), this Vermourth is hard to find and equally hard to forget. Boasting a big bouquet of warming spices, it glides over the palate with waves of bittersweet citrus. Still think vermouth is for cocktails only? Grab a chilled tumbler, pour this over a few cubes, add a twist of lemon, and prepare to have your mind blown. 

Serving Suggestion: Get your rocks glass ready: you're about to make the best Negroni you've ever had. Equal parts P. Quiles Vermouth Rojo, Cappaletti, Durham Distillery's Navy Strength Gin, squeeze of Valencia orange.

22.99

8 in stock

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Vermouth di Torino (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Vermouth di Torino, Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Aromatics

16% ABV

ORANGE PEEL, VANILLA, CARAMEL, MENTHOL & ANISE

Vermouth di Torino is one of only two geographically protected AOC vermouths, and the craftsmen at Cocchi have risen to the challenge presented by that pedigree. A dizzying wealth of candied aromas on the nose, and a smooth and luscious texture seduces the palate. This walks that wonderfully Italian knife-edge between sweetness and bitterness. 

Serving Suggestions: You can use this as a replacement for normal red vermouth in various cocktails, but it’s best served by itself over ice with a twist of orange.

20.99

7 in stock

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Vermut "Priorat Natur" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Vermut "Priorat Natur", Vermut, Spain, NV

Macabeo, Pedro Ximenez, Garnacha Blanca

CARAMELIZED HAZELNUT, GENTLE BITTERNESS, SWEET SPICES

Due to its high average temperatures, Priorat is mostly known for its powerful red wines. As our friend Andoni says, “Making good white wine in Priorat is like trying to grow a flower in hell.” Whoa. Luckily, the winemakers of Buil & Gine have succeeded not only in producing incredible white wine, but have also done something special with this delicate, nuanced vermouth. Macabeo, Pedro Ximenez, and Garnacha Blanca are vinified with skin contact, then aromatized with cumin, rosemary, fennel, and vanilla. The base vermouth is aged solera-style for a minimum of two years, then blended with older vermouths for an unparalleled depth of flavor.

Serving Suggestion: Serve chilled alongside Manchego, Marcona almonds, and thinly shaved country ham. Also excellent in a Manhattan!

24.99

6 in stock

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2009 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2009

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

1 in stock

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2010 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2010

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

6 in stock

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Vino Amaro "Cardamaro" (Bosca, Giovanni)

Giovanni Bosca, "Cardamaro" Vino Amaro, Piemonte, Italy NV

17% ABV

AROMATIC, CHINESE FIVE-SPICE, SWEET & BITTER

This distinguished expression of traditional Piemonte

flavors is a wine-based Amaro, a predecessor to the

now more common styles of Amari. It is prepared by an infusion of Cardoon, Blessed Thistle, and other botanicals in the estate wine of Bosca, then rested on new oak for at least six months. The recipe originated with the founder of this now 7th generation winemaking family. Appreciation of Cardoon and Blessed Thistle dates back to antiquity and today they remain popular in Piemontese regional cusine.

26.99

19 in stock

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2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Riserva (Fanetti (S. Agnese))

Fanetti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva, Tuscany, Italy 2010

{sustainable} 85% Prunolo Gentile (Sangiovese), 15% Canaiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

DRIED CHERRY, CINNAMON HINT, PROSCUITTO, OLD SCHOOL

Vino Nobile is an historic wine. This was the very first DOCG certified appellation in all of Italy. Confusing to many foks, it is not made from Montepulciano grapes, but instead is from the village of Montepulciano. This is one of the great Tuscan wines. While Sangiovese is the main player in most Tuscan wines, Vino Nobile is no different, except they call it, Prunolo Gentile. Strictly traditional hand harvesting, bunch by bunch, cask aging in giant chestnut "botti" or wooden tanks, and declared only for Royalty, Vino Nobile still holds a royal mystique among wine drinkers.

Serving Suggestion: Prime aged beef, grilled with black pepper and drizzled with olive oil; grilled ciabatta bread rubbed with garlic and topped with prosciutto and olive oil.

33.99

19 in stock

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2016 Viognier "La Bonne Étoile" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Viognier La Bonne Étoile", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Northern Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Viognier

PLUMCOT & LEMON, CHAMOMILE & HIBISCUS

Saint-Joseph’s Domaine Barou finds its ten hectares at the northernmost extreme of the vertically sprawling appellation – at the southern crossroads with Condrieu, the majestic birthplace of Viognier. It’s no surprise that the estate owns land in Condrieu and that it also works with the fashionable yet somewhat elusive variety in the non-AOP countryside…to excellent effect. Swelling with the rich, ripe, exotic fruit and floral intensity that are Viognier’s claim to fame, this Condrieu understudy is distinctive, memorable, and a real treat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ browned butter, almonds, lemon juice w/ white asparagus & capers. Rigotte & other creamy, full-flavored cheeses.

22.99

76 in stock

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2013 Vitovska (orange wine) (Nicolini)

Nicolini, Vitovska, Venezia Giulia, Italy 2013

{organic} 100% Vitovska

QUINCE & SULTANA, FRESH ACIDITY & GENTLE ASTRINGENCY

Vitovska, a native of Trieste, is likely a variety whose neither name nor flavors have graced your lips, but this dynamic and capable relative of Prosecco is quietly building a reputation among adventurous wine drinkers for quality and versatility. This orange-ish example is serves as a great introduction to the grape in addition to offering impressive balance and approachability in a “genre” of wine that hasn’t resoundingly won everyone over. A two day maceration of the grapes’ skins results in a tell-tale tannic texture that provides a gentle caress of astringency. Captivating!

Serving Suggestion: Anchovy & bacon pasta w/ kale & red pepper flakes. Couscous w/ smoked carrots, paprika, & cumin.

26.99

10 in stock

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2015 Weiss "Konkret" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, White Field Blend "Konkret", Burgenland, Austria 2015

{biodynamic} Gewürztraminer-driven field blend

PERSIMMON & PINEAPPLE, CIDERY SHARPNESS, CLOUDY YET CLEAN

Following in the footsteps of the concrete Nomblot Egg-aged Sankt-Laurent which has become something of an icon for Meinklang, this white is a field blend featuring Gewurztraminer and other varieties. It’s also an orange wine and has developed the classically cloudy and amber-pigmented semi-opacity that is a hallmark of the style. A gently funky rusticity is balanced by vibrant, refreshing acidity and fruit that hits a high note which is persimmony, cider-ish, and tropical. Let the adventure begin!

Serving Suggestion: Laotian papaya salad w/ crab & squid. Tangy goat’s milk cheeses w/ pickled & salty thangs.

32.99

68 in stock

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2015 White "Foam" (Meinklang)

Meinklang, White "Foam," Burgenland, Austria 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

25.99

17 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Zinfandel, Russian River, CA, 2013

{sustainable} 100% Zinfandel

JAMMY, BRAMBLY BLUEBERRY/RASPBERRY, CINNAMON TOASTY

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. 90% of this luxurious Zinfandel comes from 100+ year-old vines, and it spends 16 months in American Oak, bestowing a personality as big, bold, gregarious, and patriotic as fireworks on the 4th of July. Light some M80s and fire up the grill.

Serving Suggestion: Steaks or lambsicles, grilled over charcoal. Nothing more complicated than salt and attractive crosshatching.

25.99

24 in stock

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2015 Zinfandel (Brochelle Vineyards)

Brochelle Vineyards, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California, USA 2015

JAMMY BLUEBERRY/BLACKBERRY, SMOKE, SUPER RIPE

Brock and Michelle Waterman, proprietors of Brochelle Vineyards, are simultaneously conscientious grape growers and a successful balancing act, striving to create in their wines the perfect harmony of power, structure, and elegance. This Zin finds the means to merge the massive ripe fruit and spice found in many of its Californian peers with complex berry preserves and oak aging, all wrapped up in a package which is velvety, extra ripe but balanced with healthy acidity and tannic structure.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecued lamb backstrap with dried oregano, paprika, and parsley. Grilled bison burger with caramelized red onions.

34.99

15 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel (Tofanelli Family Vineyards)

Tofanelli Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA 2013

{organic} 92% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Sirah

BOYSENBERRY, ALLSPICE, SILKY PIPE SMOKE. CLASSIC ZIN!

The Tofanelli family has been farming their tiny corner of Napa Valley without chemical intervention since 1929. Basically, they were "organic" before it was a thang. This powerful Zinfandel is a beautiful representation both of that philosophy and of the famously hedonistic variety with firm tannins supporting deeply expressive, almost unctuous black fruit and snaps of peppery spice. The shockingly small production amounts to less than 600 cases per year.

Serving Suggestion: Texas brisket smoked for hours w/ spicy-sweet BBQ sauce. Mushroom & eggplant lasagna in a thick tomato gravy w/ ricotta and mozzarella.

29.99

7 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Zinfandel "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2013

100% Zinfandel

RIPE, BRAMBLY BERRY. CINNAMON & CEDAR

As George Hendry says, the HRW Zinfandel is not quite good enough for their top zinfandel, but it is too good for them to sell it off to another winery. Only made in their "best" vintages and in a more quaffable style, this is delicious and rich. It's tangy and firm, and packed with Napa Zin goodness. Somewhat more "Italian" in style than typical monster California Zinfandels.

Serving Suggestions: Beef short ribs in a Memphis BBQ sauce. Blackened Grouper tacos with roasted Poblano guacamole.

20.99

4 in stock

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2014 Zinfandel "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Zinfandel "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2014

100% Zinfandel

RIPE, BRAMBLY BERRY. CINNAMON & CEDAR

As George Hendry says, the HRW Zinfandel is not quite good enough for their top zinfandel, but it is too good for them to sell it off to another winery. Only made in their "best" vintages and in a more quaffable style, this is delicious and rich. It's tangy and firm, and packed with Napa Zin goodness. Somewhat more "Italian" in style than typical monster California Zinfandels.

Serving Suggestions: Beef short ribs in a Memphis BBQ sauce. Blackened Grouper tacos with roasted Poblano guacamole.

20.99

20 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel "Tip Top" (Green & Red)

Green & Red, Zinfandel "Tip Top", Napa Valley, CA 2013

32.99

9 in stock

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