SPAIN : ARAGÓN : CAMPO DE BORJA
LIGHT-MED-BODIED, CITRUS, WHITE PEACH, FLORAL, NO OAKFor those unfamiliar with the wonders of Macabeo (only the most important white grape of the Rioja region), let this box be your introduction! Young, fresh, and crisp, it’s also got enough texture and character to stand up to a variety of foods — especially salads, seafoods, and all different types of hors d'oeuvres. You’re welcome.
CALIFORNIA : SONOMA COUNTY : RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
MED-FULL-BODIED, FIG, BLACK PLUM, CLOVE, COFFEE, COCOA POWDER, HAY, TOAST, OAK
A dark and compelling example of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Rich, perfumed dark fruit aromas on the nose are met by spicy black fig, coffee, cocoa powder, and oak toast flavors on the palate. Undeniably a dense and brooding wine, it remains lifted and nuanced, with a lovely softness to the mouthfeel and a gratifyingly long finish that carries notes of clove, nutmeg, and other barrel spices.
FOOD PAIRING: Smokey BBQ Chicken
$22AUSTRIA : NIEDEROSTERREICH : WAGRAM
UNITED STATES : OREGON : ROUGE VALLEY AVA
MED-BODIED, DRIED CHERRY, RHUBARB, BROWN SUGAR, STONE, NEUTRAL OAK
The Rogue Valley AVA in southern Oregon is what they call a “Goldilocks zone” in terms of producing (some of the best) Cabernet Franc (in the world) — warm enough to get grapes ripe, but cool enough to keep sugar levels low and allow the individual winemaker to create their desired style. Spontaneously fermented; 100% whole cluster; aged in neutral French oak for 8 months; incredibly complex & lacking in nothing.
ECOLOGY : Sustainable
PAIR WITH : Smash Burgers
$22Please note: spirits legally cannot be shipped. Item must be purchased for in-store pickup only.
ARGENTINA : MENDOZA : VALLE DE UCO : TUPUNGATO
FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY, CASSIS, GREEN HERBS, PEPPER, SPICE, OAK
Est. in 2003 in the foothills of the highest part of the Andes, the name “Andeluna” is a poetic homage to the world’s most extensive mountain range, and to the “moon that baths it in light.” Fleshy, and intense, the “Altitud” is an authoritative wine with concentrated fruit, ripe tannins, and a lasting finish supported by necessary acidity.
WINEMAKING : Fermented in stainless steel with native yeast; aged in used French oak barrels for 8-10 mos and in bottle for 6 mos before release.
ECOLOGY : Organic, Sustainable
PAIRING : Argentine Asado (Barbecue)
France : Burgundy
MED-BODIED, STRAWBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, EARTH, MINERAL, VIOLET, OAK
This classic Burgundian Pinot is an easy-drinking delight — with nice acidity, grippy tannins, and juicy red fruit flavors overlaying its earthy, mineral core. Grapes are from 25 year old vines in Chablis and Tonnerois; the wine is aged for 8 months (50% in oak & 50% in stainless steel.)
ECOLOGY : Sustainable
PAIR WITH : Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna
UNITED STATES : OREGON
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, WATERMELON, LIME, RED BERRY, CITRUS, NO OAK
Maison Noir was founded by sommelier André Hueston (French Laundry, Per Se) in 2007, initially to produce wines intended only for some of NYC’s best restaurants. Now available nationwide, Hueston’s wines have become a fast new favorite of ours — including this fresh, aromatic rosé, which is is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Enjoy!
ECOLOGY : Sustainable
PAIRING :Tuna Aguachile with Lime, Cilantro and Mint
$22ITALY : VENETO : VALPOLICELLA
CROATIA : WESTERN ISTRIA
MEDIUM BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, EARTH, COCOA, OAK PRESENT
Aromas of black cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, bramble, and a slight touch of eucalyptus abound on the nose. It is fruit forward and juicy yet shows a refined tannic structure.
FOOD PAIRING: Barbeque
GREECE : KAVALA
WINEMAKING : Single vineyard; wild fermentation; fermented & aged in stainless steel (no oak)
FARMING : Practicing Organic (Conversion)
$22ARGENTINA : PATAGONIA : ALTO VALLE DEL RIO NEGRO
Toffee, cigar box, cinnamon, and a nice smoky finish. A great burbon that has power and concentration without being overbearing.
California : Arroyo Seco
LIGHT-BODIED, HONEYCRISP APPLE, STONE FRUIT, NO OAK
Yet another fabulous wine from the folks at Folk Machine. Bright notes of honeycrisp apples, ripe apricots, and peony on the nose, with a crisp, light finish. And of course the label...
Chile : Bio Bio : Itata
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RED FRUITS, CLOVE, MINERAL, NEUTRAL OAK
Fruit sourced from 4 different growers from 200 year old plots, with vines aged 45-70 years. If you do the math it equates to pure deliciousness! Ripe red fruit and minerally aromas draw in the bouquet. The palate is savory with notes of tomato, cherry, and saline, finishing on a faintly smoky note.
FRANCE : JURA : ARBOIS
40% Poulsard, 30% Trousseau, 30% Pinot Noir
LIGHT BODIED, FLORAL, RED FRUIT, FRESH, LOW TANNIN, NEUTRAL OAK
Delicate and floral in the nose with soft red berry fruit, cranberry and raspberry, cherry, and rose. The palate is fresh, light and dry with vivacious red fruit. Let breath for 30 min. before drinking and serve with a chill.
ECOLOGY: SustainableFOOD PAIRING: Poultry & Mushrooms
FRANCE : BURGUNDY
MED-BODIED, STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY, BLACK PEPPER, MINERAL, NEUTRAL OAK
We were somewhat surprised to learn that Isabelle and Denis Pommier’s organically farmed 16 hectare estate in Chablis (est. 1990) near the village of Poinchy is one of the very few in the region to hand-harvest a significant portion of their production! Although most known for their distinctly mineral and terroir-driven Chablis, they also make a small amount of Bourgogne Rouge, such as the beautiful and energetic “Grain de Survie,’ which is equal parts fruit, floral, and earth.
ECOLOGY : Organic
PAIR WITH : Roast Goose with Crispy Skin
GERMANY : MOSEL
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, LEMON PEEL, WET STONE, FLORAL, ALMOND SKIN, NO OAK
Bone dry and ultra-light, with sharp acidity and soft, airy citrus notes, ‘Zehnkomanull’ (which means “10 point 0,” referencing that the wine never ferments past 10% abv) is made from rescued parcels of steeply terraced, old-vine Elbling (an ancient grape believed to have arrived in Germany 2,000 years ago with the Romans). Convivial, refreshing, and delightfully simple, it's a wine meant to be enjoyed and not overthought.
ECOLOGY : Sustainable; hand-picked; no insecticides, pesticides, or herbicides are used in the vineyard.
PAIRING : Seared Kingfish with Fresh Greens
Austria : Niederosterreich : Wachau : Frauengarten
MED-BODIED, CITRUS, FRUIT, FLORAL, CREAMY, NO OAK
Classic GV. Aromas of white blossoms, honeyed citrus, creamy texture, vibrant core, long on the palate. Finishes with a touch of grapefruit pith.
ECOLOGY : Organic
PAIRING : Chinese
CALIFORNIA : NAPA COUNTY : CARNEROS
FULL-BODIED, GREEN APPLE, MELON, PEACH, CITRUS, BUTTER, VANILLA, OAK
A true Carneros wine legend and pioneer, Francis Mahoney co-founded the famed Carneros Creek Winery in 1972 — incidentally the region’s first winemaking facility since the repeal of Prohibition. His latest project is Carneros Ranch, an offshoot of the greater Mahoney wine portfolio that aims to produce a modern style of fresh, fruit-forward wines that are characteristically rich and layered, but with greater emphasis on balance, accessibility, and affordability. The best of Carneros Chardonnay, for everyday.
Thank you, Francis!
ECOLOGY : Sustainable & Organic
PAIR WITH :Scallop Bisque with Crème Fraîche
ITALY : SICILY
MED-FULL-BODIED,FLORAL RASPBERRY, BLACKBERRY, HERBAL, MENTHOL, OAK
This elegant – but powerful – expression of Nero D’Avola comes from the windy, high-elevation vineyards in central Sicily, specifically from the “Lagnusa” cru, which means “lazy” (actually a good thing in this case, since vineyards that produce lower quantities of grapes yield higher quality wine!) Aged 20 months in cement / 4 months in barrel / 4 months in bottle.
FARMING : Organic,
WINEMAKING : Vegan
PAIRING : Pasta alla Norma (Sicilian Pasta with Eggplant)
FRANCE : ALSACE
Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner
MED-BODIED, ZESTY CITRUS, PEACH, APRICOT, MINERAL, SALINE, GLOU-GLOU, USED OAK
Christian Binner (maker of legendary “zero-zero” wines in Alsace for over 20 years) launched “Les Vins Pirouettes” to support small vignerons in making soulful, terroir-driven wines under their own names — a welcome alternative to selling their grapes to co-ops at criminally low prices. Each wine released from the collective is completely unique (and very limited) — generous and easy-to-drink, ‘Eros’ falls on the side of less funky and is a perfect orange wine for any drinker.
WINEMAKING : Low-intervention; hand-harvested grapes are destemmed & fermented on skins for 25 days; rests on fine lees for 8 months in foudre; unfined & unfiltered; no sulfur added
FARMING : Biodynamic
PAIRING : Zucchini Gratin with Yellow Squash
FRANCE : LOIRE VALLEY : SANCERRE
LIGHT-BODIED, HONEYDEW, CITRUS, GREEN APPLE, FLINT, CHALK, NO OAK
Handed down through generations of vignerons since 1700, Domaine Sylvain Bailly is revered for its consistency, balance, and excellent quality. 20+ year-old vines grown in chalky, upper hillside soils make for an intense floral bouquet, bold acidity, and pristine minerality.
PAIRING: Shell-on Prawns or Fresh Crab
CALIFORNIA : SONOMA VALLEY
Zinfandel, Carignan, Valdiguie
MEDIUM-BODIED, RED & BLUE FRUITS, JUICY, TEXTURED, NEUTRAL OAK
This offering from Broc Cellars is fresh, lively, and full of character. Juicy notes of dark cherry and raspberry are playful on the palate, supported by light tannin and crisp acidity. Ripe fruits and earth fill the bouquet. Not too heavy, nor too light.
ECOLOGY: Organic & Low Sulfur
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Poultry
NEW YORK : FINGER LAKES
Leon Millot, Marquette, Cabernet Franc
LIGHT-BODIED, PLUM, BLUEBERRY, RASPBERRY, MINT, FLORAL, NO OAK
Rich and layered (but light), this Pét Nat from the Osmote family's small winery on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake is equally beautiful in the glass as it is on the palate: a deep, dark – almost opaque – purple color rimmed with lovely fuchsia bubbles, the wine itself has lush bramble fruit with mint, violet and woodsy notes alongside zingy acidity and chalky tannins.
WINEMAKNG : Low-Intervention
FARMING : Sustainable
PARIING : Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake
CALIFORNIA : SONOMA COUNTY : RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
FULL-BODIED, TROPICAL FRUIT, WHITE PEACH, MELON, NECTARINE, HONEY, SPICE, TOAST, OAK
No shortage of sunshine here — Singing Tree’s Russian River Valley Chardonnay is creamy and rich on the palate, with a light and well-integrated dose of toasty oak influence alongside bright fruit and some pleasant minerality on the finish. Complex yet accessible, it’s an easy choice if you’re looking for a very classic and great affordable California Chardonnay.
ECOLOGY : Organic
PAIR WITH : Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs
GERMANY : WURTTENBERG
LIGHT-BODIED, RED FRUIT, BRIGHT, CRISP, DRY, NO OAK
Floral red and citrus fruit blossoms on the nose, supple nectarine and strawberries on the palate, and subtle savory undertones. The finish is snappy, bright and clean. Beach day, anyone?
GREECE : PELOPONNESE : CORINTHIA
MED-BODIED, RED CHERRY, STRAWBERRY, PLUM, BLACK PEPPER, UMAMI, EARTH, NO OAK
Anna Halkia began producing wines in the early 2000s in a bare-bones facility at the back of her house near her family’s vineyards. Sans funding or resources, she was forced to rely on basic technology and embrace low-intervention winemaking techniques. Today, her wines are certified organic and highly regarded for their modern stylings and pure, natural expressions of fruit. 100% Agiorgitiko, this bottling is fresh and fruit-forward, with bright acidity and fine tannins — an easy-drinking departure from the heavier reds Greece is known for.
ECOLOGY : Certified Organic
PAIRING : Grilled Leg of Lamb
*No added SO2
Italy : Veneto : Lugana
Turbiano (Trebbiano di Lugana)
MEDIUM-BODIED, RICH, TEXTURED, PINEAPPLE & CITRUS, USED OAK
Warm pineapple and brights grapefruit citrus notes open the bouquet on this versatile quaffer. Hefty yet balanced, each of its components working in sync. Juicy fruit on the palate and silky textures. Underlying acidity is lingering, and finishes clean.
FRANCE : PROVENCE
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle
MEDIUM-BODIED, RED FRUIT, BRIGHT, FLORAL, NO OAK
Easy-drinking with notes of dried flowers, red berries, and minerality. Crisp and clean. Perfect party favor, or sitting in the park with stellar group of friends!
FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS : VILLIÉ-MORGON
LIGHT-BODIED, OFF-DRY, STRAWBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY, NO OAKKarim Vionnet (technically a négociant, he oversees several organically-framed plots around Beaujolais) is THE master of Gamay Made In the Carbonic Way. ‘Grabuge!’ (which translates to “mayhem”) is his insanely fun and drinkable take on dessert wine: a low-abv (8%!), demi-sec sparkler bursting with flavor, sweetness and bubbles. It’s best (and easily) enjoyed in one sitting, so make sure to save some room.
ECOLOGY: Organic, Low Sulfite
FOOD PAIRING: Turkey Comas & Beach Days