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 September 21, 2020
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Red Wine $15 and under
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.
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.
***Bodegas Ponce Depaula Monastrell 2019 – Depaula is fresh and mineral, with profound aromas, ripe red fruit, toasty notes, and caramel as well as hints of gunpowder. On the palate it gives the feeling of a complete wine, with chewy fruit, and it has that rustic element typical of the variety, yet still very polished. Don’t be misled by its price, as you can decant it!
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.
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
***Ehmoser Zweigelt Rose 2019 – This rose from Zweigelt was gently pressed after a one-hour maceration giving it a pretty pink color. Vibrant fruit and harmonious balance make this Austrian rose a versatile accompaniment to many foods.
Isle Saint Pierre Rosé 2019 – Light and vibrant with notes of ripe strawberry and fig. Bistro-style, easy drinking and bone dry.
Teres Antique Les Secrets D’un Terroir Rosé 2019 – A light, mineral driven patio sipper from Provence, with hints of citrus and red berries. Clean, fresh and quaffable.
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.
Apatsagi Tricollis Rosé 2019 – From the Pannonhalmi wine growing region in Hungary, this is extra crispy, bright, dry and minerally rosé made from Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc grapes.
Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Juicy and dry, this is quintessential New Zealand SB. Like biting into a fresh grapefruit.
Red $20 and under
***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 2018 – A 100% Grenache Rosenthal classic. Plush, comforting, full-bodied wine that speaks of the garrigue of the region.
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.
Paulucci La Posta Malbec 2018 – Harmonious and expressive, clean and young, with good freshness, varietal aromas of violets and wild berries with just a spicy and smoky twist. This wine is very tasty and serious with a dry finish.
Filipa Pato Dinamico 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 Baga grape, specifically here involving limestone terroir and the Atlantic influence of Western Bairrada.
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.
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!
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.
White, Rosé & Orange $20 and under
***J. Mourat Chenin Val de Loire 2018 – The ‘Owl White’ is back! This organic Loire Valley blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, offers subtle pear and citrus. It’s a bright, just-medium bodied refreshing white.
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.
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.
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.
Sartarelli “Classico” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2017 – This is a true expression of Verdicchio wine. Fruity and grassy notes on the nose, and is easy to drink with a freshness of acidity.
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.
Sikelè Bianco Grecanico – This wine opens with a buckwheat honey and cedar nose, aromas which translate into those flavors on the palate, with herbal and light tobacco aromatics, a balancing acidity, and chestnuts on the finish. The beautiful texture of this is a great “intro” to “orange” wine also known as skin-contact, white wine.
Weingut Furst Elbling Trocken 2018 Liter-size, racy, crisp, dry white with great mineral structure from Germany’s Mosel region.
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.
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.
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
***Carema Classico 2016 – Top quality Nebbiolo from the most northwestern region of Piedmont, Carema is a wine valued for its perfume and elegance, but it has the structure and acidity to age for decades. This shows the aromatic fireworks of floral, smoky, and a chocolatey nose is followed by delicate fruit and orange rind on the palate.
***Fontaine-Gagnard Passetoutgrain Rouge 2018 – Rustic with a refreshing finish this Burgundian red is a 50/50 blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir. There are touches of pepper and earth on the fresh and ripe red and dark raspberry and violet-scented nose.
***Rakate 2019 – It’s back!! A gemischter satz (field blend) of red grapes, including Zewigelt, St Laurent, Merlot, and Blauburger, resulting in a light red wine that should be chilled before drinking. Dry with rich red fruit flavors such as cranberry, raspberry and strawberry.
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.
***Domaine Giachino Monfarina 2019 – 100% Jacquère, this wine evokes the intense aroma of tropical fruits such as passion fruit and litchi combined with the mineral quality of citrus and blackcurrant, with a rounded flavor that lingers on the palate.
***Marinet Menut Priorat 2017 – Lush aromatics of ripe blackberries, licorice, plum and raisins. Succulent, juicy, and full bodied with a depth and intensity that is quite remarkable at this price.
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.
Grosjean Gamay 2019 – Vallee D’Aosta, juicy fresh red with peppery fruit and a long, clean finish.
Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne Petit Corbin-Despagne, Saint-Emilion 2015 – Merlot and Cabernet Franc make up this claret, and it is a stunner for its freshness and bright, classic flavors. The nose is very expressive of red and black fruits. The tannins are smooth and the finish is tasty and refined.
***Idlewild Flora and Fauna Red 2019 – A light, bright expression of 60% Dolcetto, 35% Barbera and 5% Nebbiolo, this offers tones of wild strawberry and dark cherry, uplifted by tenacious acidity. It changes in the glass to show complexity and verve, with a splash of tannin on the finish.
JL Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2018 – 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.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
Le P’tit Pape 2017 – Aromas of bright red fruits, followed by smoky meat characteristics with black pepper. Acid-tannin tension on the mid-palate followed by bright candied red raspberries, white pepper and dried herbs. 62% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise, 2% Cinsault.
Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec, Santa Ynez Valley 2018 – 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.
White, Rosé & Orange $30 and under
***Sylvain Bailly Terroirs Sancerre 2019 – Truly exceptional Sauvignon Blanc from select parcels around the village of Bue. Medium bodied with bold acidity and pristine mineral notes from the chalky soils.
***Kabaj Sivi Pinot 2016 – New vintage! This orange wine from Goriska Brda, Slovenia, is made by Frenchman Jean-Michel Morel from Pinot Gris grapes. Complex, mineral and nutty with notes of stone fruit, brioche, tea and spice.
***Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc 2018 – Showing restraint and subtlety, this white blend of two-thirds pinot gris, and one-third pinot blanc, is savory, sumptuous, and quite refreshing. It would be great with richer fish or chicken off the grill.
Domaine Bagnol Cassis Rosé – A bodied, dry, mineral rosé, showing grapefruit pith, salinity & Cassis’ famed Mediterranean terroir.
***Ryme Hers Vermentino 2019 – With its bracing coastal energy, “Hers” speaks of the wild Mediterranean: apricots, bitter orange blossoms and violet-tipped artichokes basking in the sun.
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.
***Donnhoff Trocken Riesling 2019 – This completely dry, highly aromatic and elegant riesling shows plenty of green apple and pears layered with a crisp mineral 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.
***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.
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.
***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.
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.
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 $30++
***Barbaresco ‘Rabajà – Bas’ Castello di Verduno 2016 – An intense, full-bodied, Piedmontese Nebbiolo rich in aromas of red-skinned fruits, new leather, withered flowers, eucalyptus, licorice, menthol, and dark spices. The savory palate is still young but already boasts succulent red cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and clove while taut, refined tannins and bright acidity provide finesse and freshness. ($64)
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.
***Olga Raffault Chinon, Les Picasses 2015 – New Vintage! Aromas of morello cherry, red currant, blackberry and prune with hints of licorice, earth and black pepper. The palate shows silky tannins and sappy red and black fruits with chalky minerals and a firm acidity. Earthy prune, plum and cherry fruits linger in the long finish. 100% Cabernet Franc.
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 – 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. ($68)
***Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2018 – Sets the standard for classic California Zinfandel. Fragrant, bright, vibrant pepper and spice with lovely lifted red fruits, satiating acidity and a hint of blue fruits as well. This wine will drink well right out of the gate and conveys a real sense of energy on the palate.
Petit Corbin-Despagne Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2015 – This generous and well structured Grand Cru has a rich purple color and a nose displaying blackberry and blackcurrant.
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)
Sky Vineyards Zinfandel Mount Veeder 2013 – The bouquet is pure, soil-driven and complex showing a blend of black raspberries, spit-roasted game, fine mountain soil tones, cigar smoke and exotic spices. Full-bodied with a lovely core of fruit, moderate tannins, tangy acids and great focus and grip on the complex and very, very promising finish. Although it is quite approachable today, this Zinfandel will age long and gracefully.
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)
***Mayard ‘Clos du Calvaire’ Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 – Unpretentious, a pure expression of a true Châteauneuf du Pape. This is a fine traditional wine with an aroma of red berries and an intense liquorice bouquet, elegantly structured, full-bodied and rich on the palate.
Pierre Morey Monthelie Rouge 2017 – A dry, earthy, full bodied, rustic red by Pierre Morey, living legend of Burgundy and former winemaker and vineyard manager for the famed Domaine Leflaive. ($58)
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.
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.
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 – 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.
Benedicte et Stephane Tissot, Arbois Poulsard 2018 – This bio-dynamic blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir from the Jura is a perfect summer red and will leave you wanting more. ($54)
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 & Rosé Wine $30++
***Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2019 – Biodynamic, complex and elegant with fleshy white Sauvignon Blanc fruit and an intense steely texture. This entry-level wine from this producer is anything but. The wine will be ready to drink from 2020
Bianco Conestabile 2017 – A blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia, this Italian white gives off pronounced notes of almonds, fresh orange peel, and a hint of lemon.
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 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 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.
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.
Bubbly & Ciders
Bisson Glera Frizzante – Ligurian Prosecco with tiny, elegant bubbles. Dry, easy and fresh.
Meinklang ‘Foam Vulkán’ Somlo Pet Nat 2019 – Grown in the volcanic soils of Somló, Hungry, this pet-nat is fresh and vibrant, has an intensely aromatic nose and is mineral driven with high acidity on the palate! 60% Hárslevelű, 40% Juhfark.
Barouillet “Splash” Pet-Nat 2018 – Wildly refreshing and crisp, with flavors of citrus and wet stone. 100% Semillon.
***Rose Hill Bird Bath Pet Nat – Whole cluster, skin contact Pet-Nat sparkling wine from New York grapes! 58% Riesling, 27% Seyval Blanc, 15% Muscat. Wild fermented. Raw, unfined, unfiltered and a new staff favorite!
Kabaj Corvus Pet Nat 2019 – Very elegant and refined. Fresh with a surprising density. Ripe apple flavors stretch into a long, crisp and mineral finish.
Kabaj Hydra Pet Nat 2018 – Slovenian Pet Nat made from Malvasia grapes. Mineral driven, crushable, delicious and refreshing.
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.
Champagne Doyard, Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008 – Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay from 50+ year old vines in Avize, Le Mesnil, Cramant, and Oger. On the nose aromas of sea spray, lemon oil, grapefruit pith dominate, giving way to scents of white flowers and brioche.
Champagne Michel Gonet Grand Cru Mesnli Sur Oger 2011 – 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.
Cidrerie du Vulcain, La Transparente 2018 – This dry Swiss cider is made from 20 different apple varieties! Unfined, lightly filtered, it’s bodied & juicy, with pure ripe apple flavor.
***Left Bank Wild Dutchess Cider – A blend of Duchess of Oldenburg, crab apples and other mid-season apples ferment naturally, aged for five months in rye whiskey barrels to round out the edges and left to ferment to complete dryness.
Rose Hill Kitchen Sink Cider – A blend of heirloom, bittersweet and culinary apples from both their own orchard in the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Completely dry yet bearing an exuberant nose of honeyed yellow apples. Yeasty, golden fruited and very easy to drink.
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.