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 September 21st, 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

***Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2021- An exciting new red under $20! This Loire red blend of Cot (aka Malbec), Cabernet Franc, and Pineau d’Aunis is medium bodied with darker toned fruit, spice and delicate minerality. With good concentration and moderate tannins,  it makes a perfect table wine. (O) ($19)

***Bodegas Margon Primeur 2020- A stand-out red made in Leon, Northern Spain, from the Prieto Picudo grape.  Earthy, bold, concentrated, with flavors of black currant, licorice, blackberries and an enticing mineral finish.  Excellent winemaking & a less-known varietal worth checking out. ($23)

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

***  Josef & Pia Wurzinger “Frug” Orange-A skin-contact wine from the south-eastern part of  Burgenland. Composed 70% gruner on chalky soil. This medium bodied wine has notes of empire apple and white peaches. Demonstrates great structure and body and is well balanced between fruit and minerality. Comes in a liter and is sure to please a crowd! (O,N) ($20)

***Terre Nere Etna Rosato  2020- Made exclusively from Etna’s noble grape, Nerello Mascalese, and grown in the black volcanic soils this salmon colored rose has pure expression of fruit and terroir (O,N) ($20)

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)

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

Niepoort Dao Conciso 2018-Made in Portugal by a winery that dates to 1842, this energetic, med-bodied red blend comes from centuries-old vineyards on granite soils. Aged in large old barrels, bottled without fining or filtering, Conciso delivers dark-toned fruit & surprising depth, yet never feels heavy. (O,N) ($27)

Cascina Luisin Dolcetto D’Alba Trifula 2020- The Dolcetto from this estate is truly delicious with flavors of blackberry, black cherry, herbs, anise and dashes of black pepper and earthy. Great acidity and a rich mouthfeel make this an excellent pairing with savory meats and vegetable dishes, particularly those with tomatoes, eggplant and garlic. (O) ($27)

Ayres Vineyard Gamay Noir 2021-This Oregon Gamay exhibits dark cherry, white pepper and pine on the nose. Light to med bodied, dry and crunchy dark-toned fruits. A West Coast wine with finesse, and an excellent pairing with cheese & charcuterie, or summer pastas. (O,N) ($32)

Casa de Mouraz 2021- A red blend from Portugal’s Dao region, made by leading natural winemaker, Antonio Lopes Ribeiro. Dark-toned yet light and chillable, this red has Burgundian finesse. Perfect to pair with cold duck, poached chicken, pork and summer fare.(O,N) ($24)

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

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++

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)

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) ($30)

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++

Punta Crena Vigeneto Ca da Rena Pigato- Punta Crena, on Italy’s Ligurian coast, makes bottlings from both Vermentino and its freckled twin, Pigato. This impeccable Pigato is more aromatic and slightly richer, with more texture. Still, it is supremely crisp and mineral: an ideal representation of this coastal region and perfect for ocean fare. (O,N) ($34)

Nicolas Maillet Macon-Verze Blanc 2020 Pure & expressive, organic Chardonnay from the Maconnais (Southern Burgundy). From 50 year old vines on limestone & clay soil, this bright, med-bodied wine shows white flower and mineral, pear, apple and refreshing acidity. (O,N) ($39)

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

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. ($60)

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