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.

KEY: (B) – Biodynamic, (O) – Organic, (V) – Vegan-friendly (N)- Certified Natural Producer

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 $20 and under

Muri-Gries Lagrein 2021Black cherry fruit, a touch of earth & crunchy mountain freshness come together in this Northern Italian red that pairs with venison, gamey flavors & various cheeses. Made from Lagrein, an Alpine cousin of Syrah, at a historic monastery in Balzano in the Alto Adige. (o)( $20)  

Domaine Altugnac Pinot Noir 2019 – New vintage and better than ever! Vibrant and lean with fresh red berry fruit flavors, earth and minerality, with a smooth finish. Packs a punch for ($17) (O)

Michel Guignier Beaujolais 2020 – Guignier’s 2020 Beaujolais bursts with aromas of Morello cherries, sweet berries and toasted almonds, followed by a light to medium bodied, fleshy palate that’s succulent and enveloping. Produced from certified organic vineyards, this is a great value! (O) ($19)

Malacari Montepulciano Rocca 2016 – A deep, lush wine with dark cherry, blackberry, coffee, pepper, spice and earth flavors. Great value! ($16)

Chateau Moulin de Canhaut 2016 -A rare gem, given the category! A blend of Merlot & Cab Sauvignon, this Cru Bourgeois from the Medoc is medium bodied & energetic, offering black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and truffle notes — pretty, expressive, affordable Bordeaux. (O) ($19)

 

White, Orange & Rosé $20 and under

Demeure-Pinet Jacquere- A stand-out, great value Alpine white from France’s Savoie. Light, lifted & dry w/hints of green apple, white flower & minerality. No oak, fresh acidity ( $18)

Boccadigabbia Ribona 2020- This rare (& affordable) grape, Ribona, also called Macerata, offers full-body and full flavor — no oak, mineral driven, with flavors of dry peach, apricot and chamomile.  ($18) (O)

Chateau Guipere Muscadet 2020- Abundant minerals, florals and citrus in the nose with a surprisingly fleshy mouthfeel and a long, fresh finish. Quintessential Muscadet! (O) ($18)

 

Red $30 and under

Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec, Santa Ynez Valley 2020 –  This Rhone-style blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise is an exceptional value for the quality. It displays deep aromas of berries, violet and lavender. Full bodied with dark tones of blackberry, dark cherry and spice it exudes a surprisingly vibrant freshness. ($29)

The Valley, Pinot Noir 2020- Nico and Christelle Grobler make Burgundy-inspired Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the burgeoning Elgin Valley in South Africa. This is delicate yet focused Pinot featuring strawberry and red cherry with a mineral core. Production includes 20% whole cluster fermentation, spontaneous fermentation in open top stainless steel, and ten months of aging in used oak. ($27) (O,N)

Du Cropio Dom Giuva 2016 – A hearty Calabrian red with dry plum, bitter cherry & espresso flavors and a touch of purple wild flower. Organic, 100% Gaglioppo.  Bodied, but with refreshing acidity. Imported by Rosenthal ($29)

Chateau de Grandchamp Bordeaux 2017 An organic blend of Merlot & Cabernet Franc from limestone clay soils on Bordeaux’s Right Bank near Saint-Emilion. Rich, smooth & dry, with a touch of earth, freshness & silky tannins. Imported by Polaner. A versatile, delicious house wine to pair with holiday feasting.($25) (O,N)

Produttori Di Carema 2018  Medium bodied, elegant Alpine Nebbiolo from Carema, in northern Piedmont along the Swiss border. A lighter, more mineral-driven, pretty expression of Nebbiolo, with strawberry, blueberry & dried roses. Orange edged, w/a pale garnet core of fruit, this is beautiful stuff! ($29) (O)

Le P’tit Paysan Pape 2019- Light and lively Californian Red. Bursting with fresh red fruits, cracked pepper, with delicate and enticing aromas of thyme and dewy sagebrush. 37% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 27% Mourvedre. Pair with chicken, duck, and spice. ($28)

 

 

White, Rosé & Orange $30 and under

Pelle Menetou-Salon 2021- Loire biodynamic star, Pelle, makes crisp, bright, no-oak, minerally Sauvignon Blanc w/vivid grapefruit pith flavor. White flower on the nose. Racy and crystalline. Precise ($27)

Corte Mainente 2021 Bianco Secco Bianco Veronese IGT-With less than 10 hectares of vines in Soave, Ugo Mainente’s stellar whites are not well known outside Italy. But recently Forbes named their Bianco Secco one of the “Best Italian Wines of the Year.” From 60 year old vines on clay, black volcanic soil & white limestone, this steely, no-oak white offers subtle melon, orange zest and bitter almond flavors. It’s dry and fresh. ($29) (O,N)

Justin Boxler Le Jardin 2021- A bright, crisp, dry, no-oak Alsatian white blend from upcoming importer Lyle Railsback — this wine has the tension of top-tier wine, between its refreshing acidity & pristine core of fruit. A stellar, dry option to Riesling and Gruner. Pair with pork, chicken, shellfish dishes or cheese. ($29) (O,N)

Domaine Des Cotes Rousses 2020- Jacquère grapes from limestone slopes in Savoie. Vinified w/native yeasts, no added sulfur, the wine is aged in sandstone amphorae & foudre. Opened at least 20 minutes before serving, this airy Alpine bottle offers white flower, lavender & mint aromas. The mouthfeel is fresh and prickly, with strong minerality, salty-lime & stone fruit flavors. (O,N)( $29)

Ficomontanino Rosato 2021-Poised between rosé & a chillable red, this Tuscan Sangiovese-Ciliegiolo blend is best served cold, and shows savory, red cherry and a touch of earth. Its medium body makes it a stand-out to pair with summer fare. New to the US, imported by Neal Rosenthal. (O,N) ($30 )

Zarate Albariño 2021- Coming from Spain’s Rias Baixas, which is home to the famed Albariño grape. This entry-level Albariño is crisp and clean. Stony pineapple on the nose and palate  Yellow citrus flavors are like a simple, well-constructed melody, balanced and constrained. This bottle is sure to please! ($29)

 

 

Red Wine $30++

Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2019 – Intensely aromatic cote-du-rhone that comes from 50+ year old vines. Manually harvested, and never destemmed, this robust rhone has dusty tannins and notes of plum, strawberry,white pepper, and leather. Not fining or filtration on a wine that is aged in french oak for a minimum of 18 months. Pairs superbly with gamey meats. ($37) (O,N)

Prudhon Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier 2019 Premier Cru- Pinot Noir from the excellent 2019 vintage imported by Neal Rosenthal — this is serious red burgundy & great value < $50. Opened an hour before serving this wine, a pale ruby in the glass, shows tiny red berries, pomegranate, black cherry, cranberry & raspberry, with soft baking spice and earthy tones. It’s broad-shouldered with good acidity running through and fine, grainy tannins. $46 (O)

Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil 2020- Think beautiful aged Bordeaux flavors of raspberry, dry plum, tobacco, earth & tea, only med bodied & energetic — this biodynamic Loire Cab Franc w/no added sulfites fuses the “classic” & “the natural”.  $60 (O,B,N)

Trail Marker Blaufränkisch 2020 -This singular Cali red & HWM top pick also happens to be an East Coast exclusive — for the elegance of west coast pinot, only with darker, black cherry tones and a whisper of smoke, try this organic 100% blaufränkisch, perfect with seared duck breast, pork & the like. $39 (O,N,B)

Antoine Sunier Régnié Montmerond 2020 Organic, old vine Gamay from a single parcel vineyard in Beaujolais. Vibrant, med-bodied blackcurrant fruit, with candied and savory notes, wet earth and mineral-freshness. Perfect with pork & roast chicken. ($37) (O)

 

 

White, Orange & Rosé Wine $30++

Jurancon Sec Meteore 2020- Breathy minerality and a bright streak of salinity makes this petit manseng, camaralet blend a must-try! An off-dry cuvee that everyone can enjoy.  Subtle acid with a hint of brioche, notes of quince with a touch of zip. Imported by Kermit Lynch ($35) (O)

Maison de Montille Saint Romain Blanc 2020- A bodied, mouthwatering white Burgundy w/flavors of crisp Anjou pear, white flowers & ripe citrus. Bright & rich, with a long, bright finish. Think “baby” Puligny-Montrachet. ($59) (O)

Arena Hauts De Carco 2020 – Corsican Vermentino at its best — of course, imported by Kermit Lynch.  This white wine is mineral-driven, bodied elegance. Arena’s Vermentino is the epitome of pure limestone soil and Mediterranean terroir. Drink with fish, shellfish, pork, chicken & pastas. ($56) (O,N)

Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling 2020 –  At once generous and crisp with plenty of pear and fresh-pineapple character, then a long chalky finish that reminds you of Chablis. From organically grown grapes (O) ($48)

 

Cider and Sparkling Under $40

Sundstrom Cider “Greening” 2021- Made from Rhode Island Greening apples, one of the oldest North American apple varietal. Sundstrom Cider focuses on crafting cider that highlights the difference variety and terroir for three east coast farming regions. Greening is a dry, semi-floral, sparkling cider that is light enough to accompany brunch, refreshing enough to pound on a hot day, elegant enough to start a special meal, and versatile enough to study alone. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, with brief aging on its lees before bottling without fining or filtration. ($19)

Left Bank Cider ‘Cats Claw’ – A blend of Northern Spy and Dabinett apples. Wonderful mouthfeel, savory with a touch of tart fruit. Clean and dry finish. Unfiltered with natural fermentation. (O) ($20)

Bisson Glera Frizzante – Ligurian Prosecco with tiny, elegant bubbles. Dry, easy and fresh. ($20)

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. ($20)

 

 

Champagnes

Vilmart Champagne Grande Reserve NV- Vilmart & Cie, in Montagne de Reims, is a top grower-producer in Champagne.  Their Grand Réserve is an entry-level cuvée made with 70% pinot noir & 30% chardonnay. It is delicious, taut, elegant and energetic, yet rich and creamy — a top NY Times selection this year and a perennial HWM favorite. (O) ($65)

Aubry Brut Champagne NV – This elegant wine offers a classic depth of minerality, light aromas of blossom, refreshing lemon zest and honey, and savory notes of toasted sourdough and cracked pepper. ($48)

 

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