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 for the week of February 1, 2021
KEY: (B) – Biodynamic, (O) – Organic, (V) – Vegan-friendly
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Red Wine $15 and under
*** Domaine De Fenouillet Ventoux Rouge 2019 – Grenache, Carignan and Syrah from southern Rhone. Aged in concrete vats and bottled unfined. Aromas of Violet flowers and lush fruit. A staff favorite! (O)
***Domaine Altugnac Pinot Noir 2019 – Vibrant and lean with fresh red berry fruit flavors, soft tannins and a moderate finish. (O)
Chateau Le Bergey Bordeaux 2019 – Dark intense fruit; cooked cherry, licorice, currant, and hints of baking chocolate. Intense and concentrated on palate. Ripe cherry, licorice, blackberry followed dry tannins and a tightly wound fruit on the finish. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. (O)
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.
Finca Montecastrillo 2018 – The farming is 100% biodynamic and the wine Demeter certified. Aged 80% in stainless steel and 20% in oak, this bold, dry red is deep and vibrant with dark, ripe fruit, herbs and minerality. Hints of cocoa and firm tannins make it a go-to choice for heartier fare as the weather cools. Think beef chili, lentil soups, pork chops and lamb. (O) B)
White & Rosé $15 and under
Cabrol Picpoul de Pinet 2019 – Crisp and dry with hints of citrus from the Languedoc. Refreshing and racy.
Teres Antique Les Secrets D’un Terroir 2019 – A light, mineral driven patio sipper from Provence, with hints of citrus and red berries. Clean, fresh and quaffable.
Isle Saint-Pierre Blanc 2019 – Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc rhone white. Lively and easy drinking with hints of green apple and stone fruit. An everyday drinking white blend. Sustainably farmed.
Chateau Souverain Chardonnay 2018 – inviting aromas of roasted pears, lemon citrus and subtle baking spice with elegant layers of pineapple and crème brûlée flavors. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a plush texture and balanced acidity with a long, flavorful finish.
Broadbent Vinho Verde – This white shows floral fruit, lime, and green freshness on the nose and palate. Overall, it’s lightly effervescent with zippy acidity; you’ll want to have a plate of shellfish on hand when you open this wine.
Il Forte Gavi 2018 – 100% Cortese from Piedmont. Balanced, mineral and smooth textured with delicate hints of green apple, lemon and almonds.
Red $20 and under
***Tellus Vinea Bordeaux 2019 – 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.
*** Sella & Mosca Cannonau Di Sardegna 2018 – An old favorite back in stock! Sardinian Grenache – Black fruit, spice and leather. Full bodied with a savory, supple finish.
*** Gregory Perez Brezo Tinto 2018 – A new, great value red from Spain. Almost 100% Mencia, this wine has fresh, vibrant fruit with floral, earthy underpinnings and a spicy finish. Practicing organic and aged in stainless steel.
***Pietramore Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – This biodynamically produced Montepulciano is one of our best finds in a long time. It is packed with red currant and blackberry, robust but ripe tannins, exotic spices and a bit of tobacco. This wine sees no oak so all you get is pure fruit goodness. Pair with cured meats or pizza.
***De Forville Barbera d’Asti 2019 – A serious, rustic and well-balanced, Barbera with well-integrated earth and vibrant, robust, berry fruit from a favorite Piemontese producer. Slightly less earthy than its d’Alba cousin
Domaine de la Pepiere La Pepie Cot 2019 – Loire Valley Côt (Malbec) is harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed, with only the free-run juice used for the wine. The 2018 Cot shows lush blackberry aromas with earth and spice; the palate is bright and fresh with deep supple blackberry and red currant fruit that is lifted by bright acidity. The moderate alcohol (12%) contributes to making this a versatile and refreshing red to serve with charcuterie, roast chicken, pork dishes and mild cheeses. Certified Organic.
CVNE Vina Real Crianza Rioja 2017 – NEW vintage (and new packaging)! Spicy black berries and red cherries on the nose with a touch of liquorice. The palate is fresh and juicy but with nice depth to the lingering finish and rounded tannins. A crowd-pleasing Rioja; perfect for sausage and mash or tomato-based pasta dishes.
Viña Zorzal Garnacha 2019 – A juicy and cheerful wine that goes well with paella or stewed chicken. This old-vine Garnacha offers red and dark fruits with a smoky minerality. Medium-bodied with a grippy finish. 100% Garnacha from over 100 year-old vines.
Powers Merlot 2016 – Dark toned fruit, with hints of vanilla and cedar. Fuller-bodied and lifted with medium tannins and a long, complex finish.
Vorspannhof Mayr Zweigelt 2017 – Liter sized, light, organic Austrian red. Dry, with berry fruit and a hint or smoky minerality. Great with a chill.
El Triangulo Balbaina 2017 – Deep, black fruity nose of cassis, cigar ash, coffee grounds, woodsmoke and a good base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and lighter on its feet than the nose suggests, with a rock solid core of fruit, good soil signature, ripe tannins and a long, complex finish.
La Manarine Cotes du Rhone 2019 – A 100% Grenache Rosenthal classic. Plush, comforting, full-bodied wine that speaks of the garrigue of the region.
Bacchus ‘Ginger’s Cuvée’ Pinot Noir 2018 – Light-to-medium bodied and extremely fresh with expressive raspberry fruit, baking spice and a silky texture. (O)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Berry, black cherry and currant flavors with hints of vanilla and mocha thanks to a year in small French oak barrels. Well-balanced, medium-full bodied and a smooth, easy finish.
White, Rosé & Orange $20 and under
*** “Christina” Gruner Veltliner 2020 – Light bodied and mineral Gruner from a natural producer in Austria. Fizzy acidity, crisp and dry. A staff favorite! (O)
***Gobelsburg Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 2019 – Green pear and fresh herbs on the nose introduce this gorgeous Austrian white. Lean and crisp, with lemony freshness complemented by a note of salty yeast.
***Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – Juicy and dry, this is quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Like biting into a fresh grapefruit.
***Boden Funk Grauer Burgunder 2019 – A 20-hour maceration gives this wine its coconut hew, but it drinks like a white, rather than an orange. The minerality is bright and the fruit shows as subtle green melon. 100% Grauer Burgunder. (O)
La Teuf Gascogne Blanc 2019 – 100% Gros Manseng from Gascony, in Southwest France. A mouthwatering, bodied, dry, no-oak white, brimming with fresh citrus flavor.
Aransat’ Orange 2019 – Delicious skin-contact wine from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Made in Friuli, Italy, this affordable orange wine offers subtle nutty, peach and savory tea notes.
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. (B, V)
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.
Quinta de Santa Teresa Avesso 2019 – Located on the border between Vinho Verde and the Douro region in Portugal, this winery was established in 1991 and is devoted exclusively to the production of a native grape called Adesso. The wine is bright, fresh, and aromatic, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and thyme; it is smooth and silky on the palate, with hints of guava and pear and well-balanced acidity. (O, V)
Red $30 and under
*** Roagna Dolcetto 2019 – One of Italy’s top vintners, Luca Roagna makes this exacting Dolcetto. Quite dry, structured, w/enticing texture from earth & notable, smooth tannins, this dark toned wine presents a gorgeous core of Dolcetto fruit. The longer it’s open, the more it gives. Organic & biodynamic. Open 1/2 hour early.
*** Idlewild “Flora & Fauna” 2019 – Organically grown blend of Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Barbera. Light and fresh, with notes of dark cherry, violet flowers and herbs. Easy drinking with great, savory structure! (O)
***Populis Reversée 2019 – Your favorite chillable red is back! A light red blend made in partnership with Les Lunes Wine. Super juicy and fruity on the palette, with just a touch of tannins, this wine pairs perfectly with lighter meats and richer fish. (V)
***Little Frances Merlot 2018 – Certified organic Merlot from the Sierra foothills in California. Raspberry, currants and cranberry fruit with lively, fresh acidity. Fine tannins provide a taught and nervy structure through the wine. (O)
Massimo Clerico Ca’ du Leria 2016 – A blend of 50% Nebbiolo, 30% Croatina and 20% Vespolina. These vines sit on an ancient seabed, with porous soil which allows the vines to reach deep into the earth. This gives the wine intense minerality, with an expressive, fresh palate. Aged 1 year in used oak barrels. Vineyard managed with organic practices.
***Zaro ‘Eazy’ Refosk 2018 – Just in from importer Black Lamb, this easy drinking natural Slovenian red is made with indigenous Refosk grapes resulting in a bold, medium bodied wine with dark toned blackberry fruit and distinct minerality. Great upon opening, even better the next day.
***Conti Vino Rosso ‘Origini’ 2018 – Black cherry, plum, lavender are front and center in this exuberant red blend from Piedmont. An excellent balance of dark fruit, earth, minerality and spice. (O)
***Olga Raffault Chinon 2018 – Cab Franc from a classic, organic producer in the Loire valley. Light in style with soft tannins, earthy green-bell pepper notes with raspberry and plum. Aged 6 months in stainless steel before bottling.
***Grapesmith & Crusher Pinot Noir 2016 – This wine is a blend of premium vineyards sites selected through-out the Willamette Valley. Seven day cold soak, with an additional 18 days of skin contact. Aged for 8 months in French Oak. Ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom.
***Hoch Hollenburger Rot NV- The Rot is light, joyous blend of 80% Zweigelt and 20% Blauer Portugieser; red grapes planted in a white soil, the famous Hollenburger conglomerate. Cherry and blueberry fruit with notable, pleasing tannins. (B)
***Clos des Fous ‘Subsollum’ Pinot Noir 2017 – Although this is a Chilean Pinot Noir, it’s delicate aromas of dark berries, woods, and earth are more reminscent of Burgundy. The energetic and finely-grained palate is balanced. A joy!
Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2018 – Lively aromas of fresh cherry, redcurrant, red licorice, mint, and violet. Juicy, spicy flavors of red berries are very deep and pure. The palate is dry and medium bodied with a harmonious acidity. A declassified Brunello, this is a really outstanding Rosso di Montalcino. 100% Sangiovese.
Arnot Roberts Sonoma Coast Syrah 2018 – The perfect interplay of fruit density and energy, the 2018 is somehow rich and yet also light on its feet. A rush of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, sage and mint builds in a racy, super-expressive Syrah that hits all the right notes.
Fronsac La Sacristie 2015 – As with most ‘Right Bank’ Bordelaise blends-this wine is made up of predominantly Merlot with a splash each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This wine is a classic example of Right Bank work, embodying some elegant structural and earthy elements of a fine Saint-Emillion.
Calabretta Cala Cala Rosso – Cala Cala means “gulp gulp” in Sicilian dialect, apt for this organically grown blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccino from the slopes of Mount Etna. Hints of spicy cherries, licorice and clove with Etna’s peppery signature terrior.
Januik Columbia County Merlot 2017 – This multi-layered Merlot brings finesse and power to play, mixing black fruits with veins of coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of pepper. Small percentages of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc add muscle, but Merlot is the star here, firm and persistent.
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. Vegan-friendly.
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.
White, Rosé & Orange $30 and under
***Chateau du Hureau “Argile” 2019 – Certifieid organic Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Grown in chalky, mineral soil which gives this Chenin a dry, mineral backbone. Aromatic and lifted with notes of pear and apricot. (O)
Presqu’ile Chardonnay 2018 – Elegant, mineral, no-oak Chardonnay from Santa Barbara. Stone fruit, green apple, flavors. Complex, balanced and expressive.
Brundlmayer Kamptal Reisling 2019 – Stony soil that delivers fruit-driven wines with nuanced minerality. Passion fruit, zesty grapefruit and honeysuckle. Bodied and dry. (O)
Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau 2019 – Medium-bodied Chardonnay from the chalky, limestone soils of Burgundy. Stone fruit and lemon, with a mineral, mouth-watering finish. (O)
Ulibarri Bizkaiko Txakolina 2017 – A true expression of Spanish Basque country terroir, this oak aged white offers well balanced citrus acidity and saline minerality. (O)
Enderle & Moll ‘Muller’ 2019 – Organic, lightly filtered Muller-Thurgau from Mosel, Germany. Fermented on the skins for 3 days this natural white is energetic with notes of juicy green apple and tropical stone fruits with a supple, grippy texture.
Viteadovest Vurgo Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGP 2018 — Dark yellow-orange in the glass. Aromas of iron, dried hay, bruised apple and cedar are followed by flavors of dusty earth, lightly toasted nuts, iron, bruised apple and apricots. A blend of Catarratto and Grillo, this wine is light in tannins with a juicy acidity that makes for a clean finish.
La Croix St. Laurent Sancerre Blanc 2019 – A classy Sauvignon Blanc, with a bouquet of white flowers and exotic fruits; you may enjoy it now with something like an asparagus risotto, but this wine will also provide a pleasant surprise after a few years of bottle aging.
Pepiere Briords Muscadet 2019 – The 2019 Briords is stunningly pure in it’s minerality. They harvested early in the warm 2019 vintage and it shows in the wine’s bright and snappy personality. 100% Melon de Bourgogne.
Grosjean Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz Valle D’Aosta 2019 – Ripe peach and fennel notes are met with a salty, alpine-influenced finish that harnesses the mystical mint profile, snap and clarity of the high altitudes of the Valle d’Aosta.
Domaine Brana ‘Ilori’ Les Jonquilles Blanc 2015 – The Irouleguy Blanc “Ilori” is a blend of 50% Gros Manseng and 50% Petit Courbu.
Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Vino Blanco 2018 – This un-oaked Godello from Guímaro is fresh, aromatic, and wonderful to pair with any seafood dishes.
Pittnauer ‘Perfect Day’ 2019 – ‘Perfect Day’ is an orange wine for every occasion. The unique blend of separately fermented Chardonnay, Muscat, Gruner Veltliner, and Traminer creates a balanced, easy drinking, skin-contact white with just a touch of tannin to give it some structure. The palate is clean, like biting into a perfectly ripe nectarine with a touch of white grapefruit, lemon pith and savory, wet stone finish.
Alzinger Durnstein Gruner Veltliner 2019 – Floral nose of lemon blossoms, sweet pea, clover, apple skin and wet stone. The palate is lithe and racy, even agile, with notes of preserved lemon, tart apple, and underripe white peach culminating in a lingering, mouthwatering, and pleasingly bittersweet finish.
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.
Red Wine $30++
Chateau Simone Palette Rouge 2011 – Those of you who know Simone realize that the red, a tenacious but ultimately elegant wine, is an equal, rather than dominant, partner to their striking rosé. Like the rosé, it is a blend primarily of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault but there are pockets of old-growth vines of Syrah, Manosquin, Castet, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscat Noir that add to the stunning complexity of these wines. (B) ($50)
Ridge ‘East Bench’ Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2018 – ‘East Bench’ Zinfandel is one of the few 100% Zinfandels that Ridge makes. Raspberry, fig with notes of vanilla on the nose. Flavors of plum and black olive give way to well coated tannins and black olive in the lingering finish. ($35)
Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Woody, herbal and elegantly structured, this wine is high-toned and freshly layered in bold red fruit. Given time in the barrel and the bottle, it shows its graceful edges and nuanced elegance with ease, finishing in dusty crushed rock. It vastly overdelivers on its price point. ($70)
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 Dogliani 2012 – 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.
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.
Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – The little sister of Mount Eden. Black plum, dusty herbs, and wood spice with incredible structure and elegance. ($55)
Weingut Roterfaden Pinot Noir 2018 – Natural, small production, light, dry, Austrian Pinot Noir. Pure strawberry fruit with hints of white pepper.
Paolo Bea Rosso de Veo 2015 – 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. ($74)
White, Orange & Rosé Wine $30++
*** Punta Crena “Ca da Rena” Pigato 2019 – Organically farmed along the Ligurian cost. Fresh acidity, with ocean salinity and minerality. Aged 4 months on the lees to give texture and richness. Stone fruit and tropical notes. A staff favorite white! (O)
*** Casreli Chitistvala 2019 – Orange wine from Georgia. Aged in traditional qvevris (earthenware jars) with added pomace to the fermentation. Pepper, marmalade and flowers. A new staff fav! (O)
***Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 – Balanced with aromatics that straddle the line between richness and brightness, this wine gives off a highly perfumed bouquet of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, dusty minerals, white flowers, and a hint of chamomile. On the palate this Chardonnay begins with a generous texture and closes with a vibrant finish.
Weszeli Purus Reserve Gruner 2016 – Apple, grapefruit and lime lend aromatic strength as well as vivacious Riesling-like cut, with accents of hazelnut and moss adding allure en route to a persistent finish. 100% Grüner Veltliner (B, V)
Chateau Le Puy ‘Rose-Marie’ Rosé 2018 – The rare and delicious ‘Rose-Marie’ is a rosé in the style of Chateau Simone, offering transformative, age-worthy qualities that few rosés do. Le Puy is able to provide soft texture with bright, herb-tinged red fruits, and a powerful underlying sense of chalk. This wine will challenge one’s notion of what rosé can be in the best and most satisfying way imaginable. (B). ($64)
Domaine Pattes Loup ‘Vent d’Ange’ Chablis 2018 – Thomas Pico, the young, passionate winemaker of Pattes Loup, is producing very groundbreaking, rich and luscious Chablis from 55+ year old vines. Not your typical Chablis but amazing nonetheless, his wines exemplify the essence of Chablis with their racy, briny minerality, but are full of vitality and have textured density. ($50)
Domaine du Clos Naudine Vouray Sec 2016 – Shows an expressive nose filled with chalky minerals and white pepper to start, later softening a little to reveal nuances of apple and pear. The palate feels correspondingly modern, reductive and tense, dry and bracing.
Domaine Bersan Chablis 2018 – Unoaked, bright and mineral driven, made from biodynamically farmed Chardonnay grapes. Crisp and mouthwatering.
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.
Bubbly & Ciders under $30
*** Rose Hill Farm “Belle du Nord” Wild Fermented Cider – Delicious local cider from Red Hook. Unfined and unfiltered.
***Left Bank Maryann’s Mead – Crafted from wildflower honey sourced near Middleburgh, NY, this exceptional mead is fermented to complete dryness giving a full honey flavor without any cloying sweetness.
***Left Bank Old Gold – The first ferment in Left Bank’s new Catskill cellar, Old Gold is made with 100% local apples and rested in maple bourbon barrels for over a year resulting in a sparkling cider with distinct character and a tart, bone dry finish.
Cidrerie Du Leguer Poire – A naturally fermented pear cider with ample brightness and refreshing energy with every sip. Plenty of pear fruit permeates the palate without being overbearingly sweet.
Bisson Glera Frizzante – Ligurian Prosecco with tiny, elegant bubbles. Dry, easy and fresh.
Pampaneo Ancestral Pet Nat 2019 – This sparkling Pet-Nat from Castilla – La Mancha is made with the Airen grape. It is refreshing, salty, and has notes of pineapple.
Disco Nat Metal House 2019 – Wild Dolgo crabapples picked in 2019 from the Catskills were fermenting in demijohns next to wild ‘disco’ pears, bottled mid-fermentation and blended with a 2018 wild ferment of sustainably grown Cortland and Macs. This is the 2019 Disco Nat, only 60 cases produced and 7.6% abv. A lovely palate of wild crabapple with a delicate effervescence.
Leroy Metal House Cider 2017 – Kimberly Kae and Matt DeFrancisco have revitalized century-old apple groves in the Hudson Valley to craft small-production ciders. Leroy is a blend of holistically grown Idared, Goldrush, Jonamac and wilds, fermented in stainless and aged in applejack barrels. 8.50% abv.
Eric Bordelet’s “Poiré l’Authentique” Pear Cider – After a long, respected career as Chef Sommelier at michelin-starred restaurant l’Arpege in Paris, Eric Bordelet returned to his family’s windswept orchards in Normandy to embark on a new adventure as a cider producer. This profound, off-dry sparkling pear cider from Normandy comes from biodynamically farmed, 300-year-old trees.
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.
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.
Chidaine Vendanges Montlouis sur Loire Brut Tradition – Crafted by Jacky Blot, a master of Loire Chenin Blanc, his ‘Brut Tradition’ is medium-bodied and dry. Bready nose of pear and apples with yellow, green, and white fruit on the palate and a creamy dry finish. 100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. ($29)
Pierre Peters “Cuvée de Réserve” Brut Blanc de Blanc – Finessed, understated, ultra-elegant nose of green apple, of wisps of grapefruit, yeast and hints of brioche and flavors of steeped plum and apricot fruit, dried herb and Meyer lemon peel. ($65)
Pol Roger ‘Reserve’ Brut Champagne NV – On the palate, this medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is delicate, pure and very elegant with a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and slightly mineral, impressively long finish. ($29/375ml)
Marie Courtin Resonance Champagne 2016 – A great value, this champagne is brisk & bright, precise, firm, mineral driven, with fine, small bubbles. Biodynamic, made from 100% Pinot Noir, this Extra Brut bottling shows bright apple, salinity & Macadamia nut aromas. ($68)
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne – Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé defines the entire rosé Champagne category. Composed of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier. Lacy in texture, with sleek acidity, this well-knit rosé Champagne offers delicate notes of roes petals, red berries and plums with notions of peach, dried flowers and blood orange. Flavorful on the medium-bodied palate and finely poised with bright acidity. Medium-long on the finish. ($85)
Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne NV – The NV Brut Cuvée Sainte Anne is an absolutely stunning Champagne for its complexity, value and soulfulness. Rich and creamy on the palate, with a beautifully focused, purity of flavor. The nose shows elements of oak spice, hazelnut, brioche, donut peach, apple butter, and clay minerality. The palate is moderate in weight with good acidity and a flavor set of peach, citrus, brioche toast with apple butter, and just there hazelnut. A blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier. ($86)
Adrien Renoir Grand Cru “Les Montants” 2015 – A wonderfully balanced, complex wine of pure Chardonnay from the village of Verzy. Crisp fruit and chalky minerality lends a long tension and a lovely roundness. ($100)