The list below is by no means our full inventory, but rather, is our menu of featured wines of the week, to help you select. When you call to order, we can discuss inventory not listed here, as well as guide you through our spirits.
***Denotes new wines for the week of August 3, 2020
As always, we are happy to curate your selections for you. Tell us what kind of wines you like and at what price point, and we will put together an order for you, for curbside pickup or free delivery. 518-828-6411
Red Wine $15 and under
Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso –Versatile, dry, light-to-medium bodied blend of Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo from importer Kermit Lynch. Fun, easy and fresh.
Scopa Sangiovese Toscana 2018 – 100% Sangiovese, with tart cherry fruit and subtle earth notes. Great acidity and accessible tannins make it a spectacular pizza wine. Also great with a chill.
Pasqua Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2019 – Concentrated black fruit and dark cherry flavors are balanced by plenty of bright, mouthwatering acidity.
Calea Nero d’Avola 2019 – The new vintage of this HWM favorite is back and as good as ever. Fresh red fruits, spice and great acid for lip-smacking, food friendly interest.
La Manarine Cotes du Rhone 2018 – A 100% Grenache Rosenthal classic. Plush, comforting, full-bodied wine that speaks of the garrigue of the region.
Les Hérétiques Pays d’hérault 2018 – 100% Carignan from Minervois in the Languedoc. Robust, with firm tannins, ripe, pure, peppery dark berry fruit, and fresh acidity. Clean and exuberant!
Isle Saint Pierre Rouge 2018 – A barely medium-bodied, dry and savory organic Rhone blend with purple fruit and a peppery, herbal finish.
***Filipia Pato’s Dinamico ‘DNMC’ 2019 – 100% Baga, this medium-bodied red is fresh, and vibrant, with a touch of wild red fruit and dark berries, and subtle spice. A great introduction to the very enjoyable Baga grape, specifically here involving limestone terroir and the Atlantic influence of western Bairrada.
Clovis Rouge 2019 – Biodynamic, Southern French red blend with bright cherry fruit and savory spice — works well with-or without a chill. A great hot weather option for Cotes du Rhone lovers.
Chateau Le Bergey Bordeaux 2019 – Biodynamic Merlot with a dollop of Cab Franc. Fresh red fruit, a hint of earth. Easy, fresh and smooth.
Altos Las Hormigas Tinto 2017 – A blend of Malbec, Bondarda and Semillon. No oak aging. Fresh and lively with easy tannins and charming red and black fruits.
Ocho y Medio Tinto Velasco 2019 – An exciting rarity, this formerly popular regional grape variety, Tinto Velasco, now exists in only 50 hectares planted in the world! Savory and juicy with a similar berryish tang as a Malbec but with more earth tones and lingering flavors.
Bacchus ‘Ginger’s Cuvée’ Pinot Noir 2018 – Light-to-medium bodied and extremely fresh with expressive raspberry fruit, baking spice and a silky texture.
White & Rosé $15 and under
Isle Saint Pierre Rosé 2019 – Light and vibrant with notes of ripe strawberry and fig. Bistro-style, easy drinking and bone dry.
Domaine Gadais Muscadet 2018 – Bone-dry, Loire valley white. Deliciously briny, lean and crisp, it is a natural pairing with seafood, particularly oysters & shrimp.
Domaine Duffour Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2018 – A blend of Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes, with similar characteristics to a Sauvignon Blanc. Great structure and acidity, no-oak, fresh and dry. Citrus, minerality, and a smooth, bright texture.
Cabrol Picpoul de Pinet 2018 – Crisp and dry with hints of citrus from the Languedoc. Refreshing and racy.
Scopa Pinot Grigio 2019 – Saline and bright and not sweet in the slightest. Delicious, lip-smacking and racy.
Il Forte Gavi 2018 – 100% Cortese from Piedmont. Balanced, mineral and smooth textured with delicate hints of green apple, lemon and almonds.
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Juicy and dry, this is quintessential New Zealand SB. Like biting into a fresh grapefruit.
Pasaeli Calkarasi ‘Seahorse’ Rosé 2019 – Dry, Turkish Rosé from Ismir, offers strawberry and raspberry aromas. Medium-bodied and well-balanced; fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lees three months.
Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Rosé 2019 – Zippy, enticing spice, with underpinnings of plum and apricot. Made by Dirk Niepoort, one of Portugal’s top traditional producers.
Red $20 and under
Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2018 – Just barely medium-bodied Loire Valley red blend of Cot (Malbec), Cabernet Franc and Pineau d’Aunis. From biodynamically farmed vines. Great with a little chill – juicy, spicy and slightly floral with great character and freshness. Bright acidity makes it racy and excellent with or without food.
***Domaine Ozil Barry 2019 – This patio crushing chillable carbonic red is sure to be a new crowd-pleaser. Barry is 80% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah and 10% Grenache Blanc from the Northern Rhone.
Mourgues du Gres Costieres de Nimes 2016 – Syrah-heavy, bodied Rhone red from 45 year old vines. Extra body and richness. Purity of fruit, excellent balance. Bold and satisfying.
Tellus Vinea Bordeaux 2018 – Made by the famous Pueyo family from Chateau Belregard Figeac in Saint Emilion, this Rosenthal import is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Concentrated dark plum and cherry fruit character, with classic Bordeaux terroir–minerals, herbs, morels and tea.
Calabretta Cala Cala Vino Rosso – Cala Cala means “gulp gulp” in Sicily! Made from 95% Nerello Mascalese, the grapes for this wine are grown organically on the slopes of Mount Etna. Expect savory notes of wild dark cherries, red currant, licorice, pepper and baking spice.
Cantine Garrone Munaloss – Light-bodied, very dry, dark, earthy, mountain Nebbiolo blend from Northern Italy.
***ROSSONOAH Costa della Sesia 2018 – Comprising 50% young-vines Nebbiolo, 40% old-vines Croatina, and 10% Vespolina, it is a perfect rendering of the Alto Piemonte in miniature. The overall impression is one of lip-smacking resonance on the palate, plums, red currant and black pepper.
San Ferdinando Ciliegiolo Toscana 2019 – Ciliegiolo, meaning “Cherry-like” is usually a blending grape. This organic, light bodied wine shows how quaffable this varietal can be on its own, with bright red fruit, fresh acidity and soft tannins.
De Forville Barbera d’Alba 2019 – A serious, rustic and well-balanced, Barbera with well-integrated earth and vibrant, robust, berry fruit from a favorite Piemontese producer.
CVNE Vina Real Crianza Rioja 2016 – Fresh, balanced and approachable with depth and complexity. Persistent flavors of cherries and red berries and a satisfying, spicy finish.
Folias de Baco UIVO Renegado 2019 – A field blend of 25 different Portuguese red and white grape varieties. Fresh, very light-bodied and fruity, with notes of herbs and bright red berries. Great with a chill!
***Duckman Baaaga Duck – 100% Baga handpicked, fully destemmed, no oak, gentle extraction. Dark-toned, earthy, elegant red from Portugal. Lithe yet concentrated, dry, and biodynamic.
Vorspannhof Mayr Zweigelt 2017 – Liter sized, light, organic Austrian red. Dry, with berry fruit and a hint or smoky minerality. Great with a chill.
Powers Merlot 2015 – Dark toned fruit, with hints of vanilla and cedar. Fulled bodied and lifted with medium tannins and a long, complex finish.
Grounded Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Well-balanced, with a luxurious texture and well-integrated oak. Dark berry fruit, plush and easy to drink. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot.
White, Rosé & Orange $20 and under
Les Quatre Tours Rosé Couteaux d’Aix en Provence 2019 – Dry, balanced and lip smacking with a hint of salinity and notes of red currant, strawberry and grapefruit.
Domaine de Grisy Bourgogne Blanc 2018 – Just barely medium-bodied, with subtly creamy apple/citrus notes, chalky minerality and lean acidity and a long, savory spiced finish.
Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc 2018 – From the Loire Valley, zesty thanks to 85% Sauvignon Blanc with 15% un-oaked Chardonnay for roundness. Lively acidity, ripe fruit, tangy and lushly textured.
Chateau La Rame Bordeaux Blanc 2019 – A crisp and clean blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with mouth-filling fruit and minerality and a refreshing, easy, round finish.
Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura 2019 – The white wines of Sardinia are known for their refreshing and food friendly qualities. With herbal, salt-laced minerality, and well integrated acidity. Refreshing depth of flavor and a long finish.
La Spinetta Il Rosé di Casanova 2019 – ‘Rhino Rosé’ is back! A favorite from Tuscany. A blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile. Light and savory with red fruit and citrus notes.
Joao Pato Vinho Branco – 100% Bical from young vines on sandy soils. A short skin maceration, just shy of orange, adds texture and grip. It’s a thirst-quenching, bright, briny, fruity, floral, cloudy, no-oak, dry white.
Benito Santos Igrexario de Saiar Albarino 2018 – Clean and brilliant with great aromatic intensity. Ripe white fruit with floral notes. Dry and fresh. Excellent structure and well rounded. The finish is long, pure and minerality. Wonderful companion for white meat, fishes and any seafood.
Niepoort Docil Vinho Verde 2019 – Beautiful aromatics of white flowers and exotic citrus. Hints of mandarin oranges and fresh, racy acidity, but without the frizzante texture.
Weingut Furst Elbling Trocken 2018 Liter-size, racy, crisp, dry white with great mineral structure from Germany’s Mosel region.
Gobelsburg Rosé 2019 – Lightly hued, cool climate Austrian HWM favorite. Streamlined elegance, mineral, light strawberry and exotic notes.
Schlossmuhlenhof Boden Funk Muller-Thurgau 2018 – Wildly easy, dry and zesty, mineral-fresh, German patio guzzler with a faint bubble. No oak, zippy and dry–think Vinho Verde’s German cousin.
Weszeli ‘Langenlois’ Gruner Veltliner 2018 – From Austria’s Kamptal region. Organically grown, elegant and incredibly food-friendly, with chalky minerality and savory white pepper notes.
Boundary Breaks Chardonnay 2019 – The Finger Lakes region has a climate similar to that of the Chablis region of France, providing Chardonnays from this area with a bracing acidity that give them a refreshing, clean quality.
Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2018 – Bodied and ripe with flavors of roasted apple, creamy lemon, and honey butter, with a streak of fresh acidity for a lively balance.
Red $30 and under
***Anne-Sophie Dublois Fleurie Les Cocottes 2019 – In stark contrast to her usual Burgundian-style, Anne-Sophie has made her Les Cocottes with 100% whole cluster and using carbonic maceration. This wine is fruit driven and intended to be drunk early & often.
Olga Raffault Chinon 2017 – 100% Cab Franc from fruit along the Loire river. Organic, ripe, generous, savory and spicy.
Domaine du Clos du Fief Julienas Beaujolais 2017 – Notes of cherries and ripe raspberries and a hint of floral spice. Rounded and elegant yet refreshingly crisp.
***Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne Saint-Emilion 2015 – Merlot and Cabernet Franc make up this claret, and it is a stunner for its freshness & bright, classic flavors. From the excellent 2015 vintage, this medium-bodied Saint Emilion is a spot-on pairing for your summer grill.
David Trousselle Hautes Cotes de Beaune En Cre 2018 – Lifted and fresh red Burgundy with crunchy red fruit, excellent acidity from high altitude, limestone terroir.
Domaine Pierre Richard Côtes du Jura Poulsard 2017 – High-toned red and purple fruits with arrays of minerality: wet stones, salt, pickles, and white spices. Excellent with roasts or country pâté. 100% Poulsard.
***Idlewild Flora and Fauna Red 2019 – Dark cherry, fresh soil, dried herbs, violets, and graphite are highlights of the aromas. The mouth feel is a joyful interplay of brightness with just enough chewy bass notes before the seriousness kicks in with a firm acid and tannin balance on the finish.
JL Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2017 – JL Chave is renowned in the Rhone, with 16 generations of winemakers going back to the 1400s. This is half Syrah and half Grenache sourced from four different sites around Chateauneuf du Pape. Lively, supple and deep with red and black fruits, minerality, garrigue and subtle spice, with a slightly smoky finish.
Felsina ‘Berardenga’ Chianti Classico 2017 – 100% Sangiovese. Sumptuous and powerful with fresh, dark berry fruit. Balanced tannins and great structure.
S&B Borgogno Nebbiolo d’Alba 2016 100% Nebbiolo grown in sandy marl and clay soils in Castellinaldo and Diano d’Alba. Elegant and balanced on the palate with flavors of red fruit, plum, blackberries and tobacco.
Rinaldi Grignolino 2017 – Traditional, chillable Piedmont red. You can’t always drink Barolo when it’s 90 degrees out, & this dry Grignolino offers a touch of terroir & grip, more interesting than many a modern, red-chiller.
COS Frapatto 2018 – Frapatto is often referred to as Sicily’s Beaujolais. Light and bright with layers of complexity. Think raspberries, orange peel and sweet and savory spices.
Grosjean Gamay 2018 – Vallee D’Aosta, juicy fresh red with peppery fruit and a long, clean finish.
Pra Valpolicalla Morandina 2018 – Light tannins and body, wildly drinkable red blend from Veneto’s Valpolicella. Notes or red fruit, herbs and orange zest. Incredibly drinkable, great with a chill.
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2017 – Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, this wine shows densely packed fruit flavors and a hint of cedar and spice, with a long, plush finish.
Ciclon Rufete 2018 – From Spain’s Salamanca Mountains, made from the Rufete grape. Organic, made with indigenous yeasts. Smooth and plush textured, with wild berry fruit, easy acidity and fine tannins.
Guimaro Ribeira Sacra 2018 – Made from Mencia grapes, this is unoaked, pure-fruited and lush, with stoney minerality.
Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Red 2018 – Elegant, Zinfandel-heavy blend. Dense with ripe fruit, but some Carignan adds a lighter touch and Petite Sirah adds spice and interest.
Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2017 – Plush and juicy, with fine tannins and a velvety texture. Black fruit, savory herbs and well-integrated oak make this feel classic and satisfying.
White, Rosé & Orange $30 and under
Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé 2019 This classic Provence rosé is back, and in an especially good fresh, bright vintage. From vineyards planted by the Knights Templar in the 1200s. (back in stock Friday)
Domaine Bagnol Cassis Rosé – A bodied, dry, mineral rosé, showing grapefruit pith, salinity & Cassis’ famed Mediterranean terroir.
Chateau Brézé Arnaud Lambert Clos de Midi Saumur Blanc 2019 – Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. Sourced from the base of the chateau’s hill where it is the coolest. Racy yet with an elegant, silky texture. Notes of crisp pears, orange peel and herbs. Stunning.
Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues 2018 – A neighbor of Sancerre, from chalky soils. Crisp and fresh, with a fine core of fruit, and a long, complex and very classy finish.
Regis Minet Pouilly Fuissé 2017 – Imported by Kermit Lynch, this Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc is medium-bodied, clean, fresh, dry and mineral, perfect with fish, shellfish, goat cheese and all sorts of sunny day fare.
Champalou Vouvray 2018 – Elegant Loire Valley Chenin Blanc from Kermit Lynch. Classic notes of raw honey, quince and apple, with plenty of acidity to keep it fresh and balanced. A particlarly great vintage of this HWM favorite. (in stock Thursday 6/11)
Domaine Trapet Riesling Riquewihr 2016 – From biodynamically farmed vineyards in Alsatian villages of Riquewihr and Beblenheim, this zippy and fresh crowd-pleaser has floral and stony aromas with notes of lemon and a lovely, balanced minerality.
Los Bermejos Diego Seco 2018 – A high-acid, mineral driven Canary Island native variety. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Organic, dry refreshing, briny and crisp.
Presqu’ile Chardonnay 2018 – Elegant, mineral, no-oak Chardonnay from Santa Barbara. Stone fruit, green apple, flavors. Complex, balanced and expressive.
Keuka Lake Vignoles 2016 – Clean and crisp, with lip smacking flavors of lime zest, grapefruit and stony minerality from New York states Keuka Lake Vineyards located 60 miles south of Rochester.
Villa Job Piantagrane Pinot Grigio 2018 – Organic, ‘orange’ Pinot Grigio, this wine sees two days on the skins. Crisp and savory with notes of dried apricots and baked apples.
Folias de Baco UIVO Curtido 2019 – Portuguese orange wine with a beautiful peachy hue made from 100% Moscatel Galego grapes. Complexity comes from 2 months spent on the lees. Flavors of jasmine, chamomile, wildflowers and grapefruit.
Ameztoi Txakolina Rubentis Rosé 2019 – Bone dry and vibrant with lovely salinity. Made from a mix of red and white indigenous grapes and bottles with a bit of residual carbonation for a charming spritz. The perfect summer aperitif.
Kabaj Sivi Pinot 2015 – Orange wine from Goriska Brda, Slovenia, made by Frenchman Jean-Michel Morel from Pinot Gris grapes. Complex, mineral and nutty with notes of stone fruit, brioche, tea and spice. Singular.
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Riesling 2018 – Lifted and bright with great clarity. Subtle notes of cardamom, kaffir, lemongrass and jasmine. A finely structured palate with delicate texture and sherbet-like acidity.
Das ist keine Orange 2019 – Light-medium bodied, dry, bright acidity, and light tannins with notes of cooking spices, lime and peach. Macerated for 8 weeks on their skins and age for 7 months before bottling.
Umathum Rosa Rosé 2019 – Brilliant raspberry colored, Austrian rosé made from Blaufankisch, Sankt Laurent and Zweigelt with flavors of red berries, red currants and spice. Fine and smooth with a long finish.
Red Wine $40 and under
Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2016 – Layers of dark fruit, earth and deep meaty flavors thanks to a blend of smoky Syrah and powerful Grenache fruit.
Brunier Châteauneuf du Pape Piedlong 2016 ($68) Crafted from old Grenache on the stony plateau of Piedlong along with a dollop of Mourvèdre. Sturdy, silky smooth tannic backbone, velvet, perfumed fruit, and perfectly pitched between freshness, robustness, richness and minerality.
Clos Petit-Corbin Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 – Micro-production Grand Cru Bordeaux with minerality and luxurious, terroir-driven, broad-shouldered fruit.
***Stephane Tissot Arbois Rouge 2018 – A blend of Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot from the Jura’s great biodynamic producer. Elegant, earthy & light, with enticing texture & black fruit notes, this deft red is perfect for the dog days. ($45)
Fugue de Denin Pomerol 2014 – Dense and rich, with tannins cushioned by ripe, dark toned fruit and lifted acidity. (under $50)
Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre La Ronce 2017 This certified biodynamic Pinot Noir comes from northern Burgundy, grown in terrior rich in limestone. 100% Pinot Noir with aromatic purity and refinement.
Daniel Bouland Morgan 2018 – From a vineyard near the Morgon-Fleurie border, planted with 70 year-old vines! Beautiful aromatics of red & black cherries, pomegranate, gamebird and a hint of cedar. Bright, focused & solid at the core, with superb grip and a long finish.
Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 2012 – This 125-acre vineyard is beautifully situated in the southern sector of the appellation of Margaux. Dense ruby/purple, with intense nose of sweet cassis fruit, cherries and cedar. Full body, silky tannins, good acidity and a long, fruity finish. Elegant, lush, velvety-textured mouthfeel and impressive purity and depth. ($80)
Padeletti Rosso di Montacino 2016 – Fermented in glass-lined cement tanks and aged in ultra-traditional 30 hectoliter Slovenian botti for two years. Expressive, plush and balanced with notes of bright sour cherry, red plum and earth.
Danilo Thomain Enfer D’Arvier Vallée D’Aoste 2018 – Rosenthal import made from the Petit Rouge grape. Compelling rusticity with wild berry fruit and lively freshness.
San Fereolo ‘Il Provinciale’ Langhe Nebbiolo 2015 – Nicoletta Bocca makes this biodynamic wine with Nebbiolo fruit from Serralunga d’Alba and Dogliani. Dry and intense, great character and terror. Deep, powerful and dark toned with grippy tannins.
Calabretta Nerello Mascalese VV 2010 – Aged ten years, featuring Mount Etna terroir, and now, secondary character, this Sicilian red made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes is bodied, dry and loaded with character.
Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo 2010 – Deep and nuanced with great freshness. Dusty red cherries, blood orange, nutmeg and spices.
Raul Perez La Poulosa Lomas de Valtuille Bierzo 2016 – From the Mencia grape varietal, generous, approachable and expressive with bramble fruits and lovely underlying acidity.
Nikalas Marani Budeshuri 2018 – Georgian, aged in qvevri (underground clay casks), made from a clone of the red Saperavi grape. Peppery and bright with strawberry and plum fruit flavors and just a little smoky barnyard. Great with a chill.
Bibineishvili Chkhaveri ‘This is it!’ Rosé 2017 – More like a light-bodied red than a rosé, this is fresh and funky, slightly tannic, plummy and savory natural wine made 5 miles from the Black Sea and the Georgian/Turkish border, from the local grape Chkhaveri.
Arnot Roberts Sonoma Coast Syrah 2018 – Pure black cherry and blackberry juiciness at its core, framed by lively acidity, and a dry, peppery finish.
Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (this goes over this price, but it’s too good not to list!) – The little sister of Mount Eden. Black plum, dusty herbs, and wood spice with incredible structure and elegance.
Robert Sinskey POV Red Blend 2014 – A Bordeaux-style blend from Carneros, with black fruits, savory herbs, star anise, and hints of cocoa and vanilla.
Amapola Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Bursting with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit accented with subtle notes of oak and toasted vanilla.
Weingut Roterfaden Pinot Noir 2018 – Natural, small production, light, dry, Austrian Pinot Noir. Pure strawberry fruit with hints of white pepper.
Wenzel Blaufränkisch 2018 – Medium-bodied, with great character. Flavors of juicy black raspberries and plums with hints of hibiscus and tarragon. Fine tannins, wildly elegant and drinkable.
Benedicte et Stephane Tissot, Arbois Poulsard 2018 ($54) – This bio-dynamic blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir from the Jura is a perfect summer red and will leave you wanting more.
Paolo Bea Rosso de Veo 2015 ($74/bottle) – Pure Sagrantino, from the highest point in Montefalco. Tannic and bold with layers and layers of interest and flavor–sandalwood spice, mineral-saturated depth, crunchy dark berries, and on and on, from the Bea family in Umbria.
White & Rosé Wine $40 and under
Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rose 2018 – Salmon orange in color, the nose is compelling, aromatic and spicy, with a round yet vibrant palate and surprisingly mineral finish.
Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2019 – One of the season’s best pinks, this dry, Loire rosé made from 100% Pinot Noir, offers a gentle red berry aroma, lovely texture & freshness.
Domaine Cheveau Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras 2017 – White Burgundy from the heart of Pouilly-Fuissé. Bright, pure and aged on fine lees, this cuvée is notable for it’s powerful minerality, a clear expression of the chalk soil on which it is grown!
Domaine Bersan Chablis 2018 – Unoaked, bright and mineral driven, made from biodynamically farmed Chardonnay grapes. Crisp and mouthwatering.
E&E Vocoret Chablis En Boueran 2018 – Eleni & Edouard Vocoret specialize mainly in single-site ‘village’ level wines, but they have quickly reached the levels of some of the Chablis greats. Taut and precise, with hints of apple and tangerine. A standout.
E&E Vocoret Chablis Le Bas de Chapelot 2018 – The most exciting Chablis tasted in a long time! Global warming has not helped this cool climate gem of a region, but this Vocoret’s 2018 bottling still comes in at only 12.5% alcohol, with classic acidity, lovely purity and that unmistakable, classic minerality.
Pavese Ermes Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle 2018 – Made from a grape called Prié Blanc, this wine comes from extremely high altitude, just minutes from the summit of Mont Blanc. Mountain flowers, rocky minerality, great acidity, layers of delicious interest.
Bisson Marea Cinque Terre 2018 – Made from a blend of traditional Ligurian varietals: Bosco, Vermentino and Albarola. Fuller-bodied thanks to lees aging and complex, with notes of spice, herbs and almonds and a briny finish.
Maloof ‘Temperence Hill’ Pinot Gris 2017 – Bright and fresh flavors of tropical and orchard fruit with lip-smacking acidity. Interest and body thanks to 9 months of lees aging. Certified organic, Eola-Amity Hills Oregon.
Barouillet “Splash” Pet-Nat 2018 – Wildly refreshing and crisp, with flavors of citrus and wet stone. 100% Semillon.
Bisson Glera Frizzante – Ligurian Prosecco with tiny, elegant bubbles. Dry, easy and fresh
***Cidrerie du Vulcain, La Transparente 2018 – Near dry rather than off-dry. Refreshing heirloom fruit flavors. The acidity is savory like that of a bright rosé. Salt. A perfectly balanced trinity of salt, acidity, and delicate fruit, delivered with such lightness of texture.
Filipa Pato ‘3B” Método Tradicional Rosé NV – Organic, Portuguese bone dry bubbly made from the red-skinned grape Baga, and white Bical. Crisp minerality, salinity, and fresh red berry fruit.
Kabaj Hydra Petnat 2018 – Slovenian Pet Nat made from Malvasia grapes. Mineral driven, crushable, delicious and refreshing.
Opera 02 Brut Lambrusco di Modena Lip smacking, sparkling Italian red with black cherry fruit, dry and savory. Serve chilled with salty snacks, cheese & meats and of course, pizza.
Punta Crena Spumante Brut Colline Savonesi 2014 – A Ligurian sparkler made from the rare Mataossi grape. Dry, creamy and elegant with notes of fleshy stone fruit.
Champagne Michel Gonet Grand Cru Zero Dosage – Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. A mineral driven, bone dry, yet generous sparkler with notes of citrus, honey and brioche.
Sundstrom Sponti Cider 2018 – Leif Sundstrom’s newest release of his flagship cider is now in. Twelve months of lees aging before bottling for a delicate, balanced, elegant Hudson Valley cider made with Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Baldwin and Wickson apples.
***Cidrerie du Vulcain Sparkling Cider – This dry Swiss cider is made from 20 different apple varieties! Unfined, lightly filtered, it’s bodied & juicy, with pure ripe apple flavor.