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 newly added wines as of July 19th, 2022

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

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)

***La Kiuva Rouge De Vallée- With some of the highest-lying vineyards in the world, the growers of La Kiuva are devoted to the cultivation of indigenous yeasts and distinctive grape varieties like the local clone of Nebbiolo known as picotendro, which comprises 70% of this blend. This wine is light on its feet with cherry fruit leather on the nose and crisp, refreshing cranberry and red fruit flavors on the palate with a long, clean, lightly peppery finish. ($20) (O, V)

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

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

*** Tang Piquette- At a mere 7% alc, this light, bright, dry skin-contact bubbly is perfect in the heat. Made by natural Cali producer, Field Recordings, it offers a fresh pop of bitter-citrus and it’s really easy drinking.  $22

 

White, Orange & Rosé $20 and under

***Gavoty “La Cigale” Provence Rosé- A thoughtful rose produced on the Triassic Plateau made up of clay and limestone. A poppy Gamay based rose, that offers apple, silage, salinity, and with a delightful savory edge.  ($18)

Isle Saint Pierre Rosé 2021 – New Vintage! Light and vibrant with notes of ripe strawberry and fig. Bistro-style, easy drinking and bone dry.  (O) ($13)

Antxiola Blanco Txakolina 2022 –  Zippy and fresh with notes of orchard fruit and lemon zest. This wine is bottled young to capture some of the CO2, which makes it bright, lively and  easy to finish!  (O) ($19)

***Orvieto Italian White- Crisp, bright, med-bodied, dry Italian white. No oak. Volcanic soils impart minerality. A touch of lime ($13)

 

Red $30 and under

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)

António Lopes Ribeiro Vinho Tinto ‘Maresia’ – Light and quite dry with beautiful acidity. Aromas and flavors of wildflowers, ocean brine and red berries . Perfect with roast pork, grilled sausage, pizza, and cheese. ($24) (O, V, N)

**COS Frappato 2020- This biodynamic and wildly fermented beauty comes from Sicily, which is heralded as one of the great natural wine regions. COS’ Frappato has a predominant character of ripe, juicy red berries. Along with that you’ll find subtle notes of herbs and tea leaves. The fruit is dark yet accessible and the tiny tannins make this too easy and too fun to drink! ($30) (O,B,N)

***Prudottori di Carema Classico 2017- From terraced vines in Piedmont’s northernmost appellation of Carema, this Alpine Nebbiolo is dry & elegant. With pretty floral aromas of violet and rose and red berry, orange peel & leathery notes on the palate, it’s lithe rather than Barolo-brawny. This bottling is a stand-out — earthy and perfumed, showing a bit of secondary development with its 5 years bottle age, it’s perfect with grilled proteins in the heat of summer. (O) ($28)

***Yves Duport “Le Marginal”- Chemical free, French, high altitude Mondeuse and Gamay from 40 year old vines. This is lightly-hued, low alcohol, yet earth & smoke dominant red berry fruit. A deft, terroir red best served with a chill. ($22)

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

 

White, Rosé & Orange $30 and under

Kabaj Raven 2017- Slovenian skin-contact from a Burgundian wine master! This medium bodied orange is made from 100% sauvignonasse grapes, on the nose you’ll get peach, melon, and honey. On the palette you get a lovely pop of citrus on an other wise savory, almond-y, and perfectly funky bottling. A must for lovers of maceration on white grapes ($29) (O,B,N)

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!

Lvnae Colli Di Luni Vermentino 2021- Italy’s Ligurian coast is home to the country’s most interesting versions of Vermentino. The distinct maritime climate of the region lends itself to a lively wine with tangy salinity.  Aromas of wildflowers, fresh herbs, and honey complimented by a palate of crisp citrus and lovely minerality. Enjoy a glass with charcuterie on a summer afternoon.

Judith Beck Mish Mash 2020- A skin contact from Austria comprising mostly of the native Gruner Veltliner varietal. This light and delicious wine has a playful pop of citrus on the palate which quickly mellows into more savory/sweet notes that remind us of grilled pineapple with the perfect char. Off-dry and with a hint of peach, this is a great entry point into orange wine or for those who don’t want a bone-dry bottle. (O,B,V,N)

***Kabaj Rebula 2017- With 30 days skin contact and 2 years in French oak, this Slovenian Rebula (known as Ribolla Gialla in N. Italy) is a precise, dry, complex “orange” wine. The winemaker, Jean Michel Morel is a force — and this wine shows tea-like spice, quince & dried persimmon flavors, balancing freshness, rich texture & maturity. Imported by Black Lamb. (O,N) ( $33)

***I Clivi Friulano 2021- A Northern Italian, dry white wine perfect with seafood or summer pastas. No oak, organic, medium bodied yet lifted and delicate. Salinity, white flower, subtle pear and apple make this Venetian white a treat. $27

 

Red Wine $30++

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019- This Pinot Noir from the Cristom Estate presents with a core of ripe spring strawberries, dried violets, and savory spice. Gently grippy tannins give way to a long lingering finish of cloves layered with black tea and pomegranate.

***SP86 Rosso 2019- This lively Sicilian wine is made from 70% Frappato grape and 30% Nero D’Avola. The Frappato brings lightness, floral scents and acidity along with strawberry fruit, while the Nero d’Avola contributes structure and a darker richness. It’s matured in cement vats for six months before bottling and then given another month to rest before release. Serious yet exuberant this bottling will remind you of a Beaujolais. Chill to preference. (O,N) ($38)

***Keltis Zan Red 2021- A Co-ferment coming from Slovenia, This natural wine is grown on soil rich with sandstone, schist, and clay. This type of soil lends itself to wonderful mineral notes against lush cranberries and plums. A touch of salinity balances this wine beautifully, we suggest serving this with a serious chill for maximum enjoyment! (O,B,N)

***Le Boncie Cinque 5 2020- Coming from one of the best wine makers in Tuscany, Cinque 5 is blended using five grape varietals used to make the finest Chianti Classico: Sangiovese with Colorino, Mammolo, Fogliotanda and Cilegiolo. Fresh on the nose, it glides onto the palate with medium tannin and a refreshing line of acidity. The silky texture of this wine makes each sip more beautiful than the last. A classic Tuscan with notes of cherry and red fruit, hints of pepper and anise, with a delectable leathery bite.  Cinque is fermented in steel and then spends one year in wood vats. It is then assembled in tank, left to rest for a bit, and finally bottled without fining or filtration. (O,N) ($42)

 

White, Orange & Rosé Wine $30++

Lavantureux Chablis 2019 – Direct and pure, with saline minerality, hints of fleshy yellow plums, orange pith and crushed stones. Racy, focused, classic Chablis with a persistent finish. (O) ($44)

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)

***Ripa Vino Rosado Rioja 2017 – A bodied, dry rosé with five years in bottle. Made by Jose de Navarette & his wife… Maria Jose Lopez de Heredia! Sustainably farmed Garnacha & Tempranillo from Rioja Alta. Bold and savory, this pink shows layered citrus, cherry, pear skin and spice. $35

*** Chateau De Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2021 -Made from Mourverdre in Southern France, Pibarnon’s rosé offers wild strawberry, raspberry, white pepper and white flower. It’s big, dry, delicious and perfect for summer feasting — shellfish, sushi, Iberico ham, seafood pastas & more. $42

 

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.

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)

Catherine & Pierre Breton Vouvray “La Dilettante” – Catherine Breton is undeniably an authority on biodynamic farming and natural winemaking. Using these methods, she produces this fine sparkling Vouvray—bone-dry thanks to an extremely low dosage, richly honeyed and complex from refermentation in bottle, and mouthwateringly stony from the flinty soil. (O) (B) ($29)

***Montebourgeau Cremant Du Jura NV – From vines planted over 100 years ago in L’Etoile in the Jura’ s southwest. 100% organic Chard, this 0 sugar added bubbly is loaded with character. With notes of baked apple, citrus, nutmeg & dried mushroom, it’s racy, bright and dry with pinpoint bubbles. $35

 

Champagnes

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)

Guy Larmandier Grand Cru Cramant – This wine is from Larmandier’s 8-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Cramant, the epicenter of Chardonnay in Champagne. The wine expresses the exceptional finesse and delicacy as well as the piercing chalk-like minerality and high-toned aromatics of this remarkable Grand Cru. ($68)

Champagne Michel Gonet 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. ($58)

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