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2013 Amarone della Valpolicella (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 2013

{organic} 43% Corvina, 31% Corvinone, 16% Rondinella, 10% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY PRESERVES & MISSION FIG, PORT-LIKE INTENSITY

It can be lonely at the top, and Amarone is almost completely unique in the world of dry red wines. Made from the concentrated nectar of half-dried grapes, it accounts for some of the densest, most decadent oenological experiences possible. Clocking in at 16% alcohol (not atypical), this beautiful beast owes its imposing stature and luxurious lushness not only to the Amarone process but to low yields, old vines, and the presence of local but lesser-used powerhouse grape Corvinone. Bellissimo e nerissimo!

Serving Suggestion: Rare, chargrilled sirloin w/ bourbon glaze & roasted sweet potato & kale. Sheep’s milk & blue cheeses w/ pan-seared figs & balsamic reduction.

49.99

18 in stock

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2017 Amarone della Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2017

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

COLA, LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER, FIGS, RAISINS

An exceptional Amarone value, the Corte Majoli is made using the traditional method of drying the grapes to raisins, then pressing said raisins to extract their sweet goodness. Then it's fermented dry and yields a powerful red with rich aromas and flavors. The alcohol is elevated, as is normal for an Amarone, and the intensity goes to 11 on the 1 to 10 scale. This hearty red shows the fruit of Corvina, but also the classic Italian meaty earth tones typical of classic Amarone.

Serving Suggestions: Hard Reggiano cheese, roast beef with olives and onions, risotto with sausage and Parmesan cheese

35.99

12 in stock

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2015 Bairrada Tinto Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2015

40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz

FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH

Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannin and a reputation for ageworthiness hasn't perhaps found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover just yet, but it's nevertheless part of Iberia's dream team of outstanding and exclusive grape varietals. Complex, rustic, and somewhat anachronistic in its untamed, earthy disposition yet in possession of the wisdom and elegance that can only come with maturity, this wine helps us get our Baga fix and offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada.

Serving Suggestions: Generously marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black refried beans, puréed sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, & sour cream.

12.99

93 in stock

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2018 Bergerac Rouge "Classique" (Moulin Pouzy, Chateau)

Chateau Moulin Pouzy, Bergerac Rouge "Classique", Southwest France 2018

{organic}

14.99

100 in stock

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2017 Bordeaux Blend "Dauntless" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Red "Dauntless", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2017

62% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

BLACK PLUM & REDCURRANT, ROASTED CACAO NIBS & PEPPERCORNS

It’s quite possible that the producers of Washington’s Yakima and Colombia valleys have recognized Merlot’s greatness more than any other wine region of the new world. Here, as in Bordeaux’s Right Bank, it doesn’t play second fiddle to half-brother, Cabernet Sauvignon, and speaking of Bordeaux, this Merlot-piloted blend from Airfield contains each of the variety’s colleagues from its home turf. Even Petit Verdot, which is typically found in the vineyards of the Left Bank makes an appearance, well suited to the hot dry conditions east of the Cascades.

Serving Suggestion: Filet mignon w/ sautéd flat beans & boiled fingerling potatoes w/ chives. Hearty empanadas w/ mole, sweet potato, & tempeh (or dark meat of turkey for a more carnivorous option).

22.99

3 in stock

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2020 Bordeaux Rouge (Bergey, Chateau Le)

Chateau Le Bergey, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2020

{biodynamic} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, PEPPER. TANGY, RUSTIC & CLASSIC

In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752. He'd had a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. His Chateau Bergey is a fantastic overperformer at an everyday price. A classic Bordeaux based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a serious wine that can visit your table regularly.

Serving Suggestions: Pork chops topped with stuffing, served with skin-on mashed potatoes.

14.99

29 in stock

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2017 Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante" (Petrilli, Paolo)

Paolo Petrilli, Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante", Daunia, Puglia, Italy 2017

{Organic} Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Bombino

DARK RIPE FRUIT & CLAY; TANNIC & BRIGHT; BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED

It's hard to dispute that stony soil makes great wine; it's no wonder that Paolo Petrilli is able to elevate the humble, rustic, and rough Nero di Troia grape to these heights. Not to give all the credit to the earth; Paolo adds a splash of Sangiovese and Montepulciano to soften and round out the wine. Black cherry and pomegranate, a bit of plum, a little white pepper, a dab of wet clay, and a few fallen leaves. “When we started this was a simple, cheap product. I decided to aim for something greater.” Bloody good shot, signore.

Serving Suggestion: Stromboli, filled to bursting w/ mozzarella, provolone piccante, mixed bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, garlic, & black olives. Or skip the veggies, & layer in finocchiona, Serrano ham, & coppa.

22.99

3 in stock

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2020 Cairanne Rouge ''La Vitalis'' (Jubian, Domaine)

Domaine Jubian, Cairanne Rouge "La Vitalis," Southern Rhone, France 2020

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

FIRM RASPBERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, WHITE PEPPER & TARRAGON

Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, continues to produce some of the valley's best values. Made mostly from one hundred year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than half a century ago, this offering from Patrice Jubian makes a superb ambassador for this corner of France. Layers of concentrated black and purple fruit and the coveted garrigue aromatics of the countryside abound.

Serving Suggestion: Curried goat w/ black lentils, onions, & tomato sauce w/ roti bread. Ratatouille w/ pappardelle. Moroccan lamb stew.

16.99

12 in stock

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2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria "Contessa Costanza" (Bortolone, Poggio di)

Poggio di Bortolone, Cerasuolo di Vittoria "Contessa Costanza", Sicily, Italy, 2018

{organic} 50% Frappato, 50% Nero d'Avola

BRIGHT CHERRY & CASSIS VIBES, PEPPERY HERBS, RICH YET RACY

Cerasuolo, southern Sicily’s eponymously cherry-like combination of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, brings together the seductive red-fruited perfumes of the latter and the structure of the former to famously vibrant, fiercely food-friendly effect. Frappato has classically been a bit of a workhorse, providing gentle reds for local Vittorian consumption, but its been gaining a lot of cred among wine enthusiasts over the last decade thanks to the fastidiousness and ingenuity of a handful of forward thinking producers.

Serving Suggestion: Flatbread or pizza w/ ricotta, sausage, eggplant, & onion. Stromboli w/ sun dried tomato, spinach, & olives.

19.99

28 in stock

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2017 Colli Euganei Rosso "Salvatore Lovo" (Terrgaie)

Terrgaie, Colli Euganei Rosso "Salvatore Lovo", Italy 2017

21.99

20 in stock

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2018 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, "La Clémence" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France 2018

{sustainable} 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache

DRIED HERBS, JAMMY RASPBERRY/BLACKBERRY FRUIT

Dominique and Jean-Philippe Granier are third generation family winemakers located on a farm established in 815 during the Roman period for olive oil production. This blend is produced from 25 year old vines growing in dirt, rock and grit - tough conditions! The result is pure elegance bursting with jammy black fruits, smoky bacon goodness and black licorice.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with grilled lamb loin, or whole wheat pasta with rendered bacon, sweet roasted garlic cloves, rosemary and grilled chicken thigh meat.

19.99

100 in stock

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2019 Cotes de Gascogne Rouge "Les Terres Basses" (Laballe, Domaine)

Domaine Laballe, Cotes de Gascogne Rouge "Terres Basses", Gascony, France 2019

50% Merlot, 25% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM & CURRANT, EARTHY CLAY & BLACK TEA LEAVES

Gascony and gastronomy, appropriately, share six letters in common. This southwestern corner of France is home to decadent cheeses, patés, game, and legendary brandy. Its viticulture provides us with outlandishly refreshing whites, or “patio wines” as well as brutish, tannic reds made from Tannat. This Blend of Merlot, Cab Sauv, and the aforementioned Tannat, however, is medium bodied and gentle with ample earthy complexities and food-friendly brightness. A delight!

Serving Suggestion: A great choice for heavy cheese &/or charcuterie spreads and snacks. Black bean/sweet potato/kale empanadas.

11.99

44 in stock

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2020 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2020

[biodynamic] 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

24.99

2 in stock

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2018 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2018

{biodynamic} 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

16.99

15 in stock

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2020 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge ''Bout d'Zan'' (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France, 2020

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm, elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone is one of the loveliest ones we've come across in ages. Taking its name from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, wine shares with him a very Mediterranean complexion. It’s full of ripe flavors yet chiseled and focused, with lovely aromatics and spice. A must-try!

Serving Suggestion: Kofte kabobs (or falafel) & fattoush. Venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

16.99

49 in stock

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2020 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" (Vitalis, Domaine La)

Domaine La Vitalis, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes," Southern Rhone, France 2020

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

FIRM RASPBERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, WHITE PEPPER & TARRAGON

Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, somehow continues to remain a source for some of the valley's best values. Forged predominantly from 100 year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than half a century ago, this offering from Patrice Jubian makes a superb ambassador for this corner of Mediterranean France, layering the concentrated black and purple fruit associated with these varietals and the coveted garrigue-ish aromatics of the "méridional" countryside.

Serving Suggestion: Indian-inspired burrito of spicy minced goat w/ curried lentils, onions, & tomato sauce wrapped in roti bread w/ cilantro & avocado. Juicy sausage w/ paprika, fennel, & garlic w/ black rice & field peas.

15.99

6 in stock

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2015 Douro Tinto "Palestra" (Encostas do Douro (Palestra))

Encostas do Douro, Palestra Tinto, Douro, Portugal, 2015

40% Tinta Franca, 40% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinta Barroca

LUSH FRUIT, PLUM & RASPBERRY FRUIT, TASTY

Fermented using only indigenous yeasts and in stainless steel tank as well as traditional stone lagares, the Palestra is a true stunning value. This winery is located in the tiny sub region of Baixo- Corgo where they farm 22 hectares. This red blend is made from traditional Porto grapes, in a dry, full-bodied style. This sensational blend is lush and ripe with plum and raspberry fruits, not oaky, but rich and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meats or savory, earthy dishes, like grilled portobello mushrooms with lentils.

10.99

56 in stock

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2017 Garnacha / Monastrell "Viña Ulises" (Gutierrez de la Vega)

Gutierrez de la Vega, "Viña Ulises," Alicante, Spain 2017

60% Garnacha, 40% Monastrell

GLEAMING VIOLET-BLACK FRUIT, ZESTY TANNIN, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED

Hailing from a most Mediterranean outcropping of southeastern Spain’s Alicante, this blend of Garnacha and Monastrell represents an almost surprisingly lithe outing from a region often pigeonholed for rusticity and overripeness. Felipe & Pilar Gutiérrez have crafted wine in this coastal Levant enclave for almost half a century, employing labor-intensive working methods that blur the lines between forward-thinking and what one wishes were timeless common sense, always in pursuit of quality and deftly finding their mark.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled guinea hen thighs w/ berbere/chipotle rub & split pea/potato stew. Autumnal root vegetable paella of parsnips, butternut squash, & carrots w/ saffron, olives, & garlic.

15.99

44 in stock

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2018 Graves Rouge (barriques) (Lusseau, Chateau)

Chateau Lusseau, Graves Rouge (barriques), Bordeaux, France 2015

{organic} 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

BOLDLY CLASSICAL BORDEAUX. CASSIS, BERRIES & TOAST

This cuvée melds a classic balance of Merlot's blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon's cassis and Malbec's prune adorned with a sumptuous toastiness which is the result of a 14 month tenure in oak barrels. This truly is a masterpiece or, more accurately, a Mistress-piece since it is the work of a very talented woman winemaker who began with no experience in 1997 and has now captured the region's full attention.

Serving Suggestions: Dry aged beef. Meat stock reduction sauces. Thick, juicy, gourmet burgers.

29.99

12 in stock

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2017 Lirac Rouge ''Le Classique'' (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2017

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

17.99

9 in stock

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2017 Lisboa Tinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal 2017

{sustainable} 45% Touriga Nacional, 35% Merlot, 20% Aragonez (Tempranillo)

VIBRANT BLACK FRUIT, MEDIUM BODIED, FOOD-FRIENDLY & VERSATILE

From the tiny, Atlantic-influenced vineyards of Quinta de Sant’Ana, just north of Lisbon, comes this delightful tinto. Here Portugal’s dark and brooding Touriga Nacional joins with friendly Merlot and Aragonez (one of the Portugese names of Spain’s Tempranillo). Silky, yet still inky and concentrated, this balance makes for a fantastically versatile red.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken w/ asparagus & peppery smashed potato. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses (like brie or triple cream).

16.99

20 in stock

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2019 Penedès Negre (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Penedès Negre, Penedes, Spain 2019

{organic} 40% Merlot, 33% Pinot Noir, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon

PLUM & CASSIS, GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERALITY, ENERGETIC

Not quite a joven alternative to Mas Codina’s always beautiful Cabernet cuvée, this youthfully assertive gem is aged in oak for three months – just long enough to enhance an impression of polish or finesse without compromising its vitality. Penedès is best known as Cava country, but like Tarragona to its north, has a longstanding love affair with Bordelais varieties, and both Cabernet and Merlot do outstanding work here. Txin txin!

Serving Suggestion: Kosher Coney Island hot dog. Catalan pizza w/ zucchini, pine nuts, capsicum, & sun-dried tomato.

11.99

19 in stock

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2018 Red Blend (Murdoch Hill)

Murdoch Hill, Red Blend, Adelaide Hills, Australia 2021

{organic} 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Tannat, 2% Shiraz

20.99

5 in stock

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2017 Red Blend "Queen of the Sierra" (Forlorn Hope)

Forlorn Hope, "Queen of the Sierra" Red Blend, Calaveras County, California 2017

{organic} Barbera, Trousseau, Graciano, Tempranillo and Cabernet

DARK FRUITED, SAVORY, RICH BUT NOT HEAVY

Matthew Rorick has done everything from semi-pro skateboarding to serving in the Navy, but his most daring adventure was purchasing an 80 year old vineyard in the remote Sierra Nevada foothills. Planted with an eclectic assortment of varieties that predate California’s conversion to a Cabernet and Chardonnay-centric monoculture, his organic, high elevation vineyard is the source of this suave, seductive new school California red made in a natural, hands-off style. If you think all California wines are heavy and oaky - think again.

Serving Suggestions: Five-spice duck breast with plum and balsamic reduction. Grilled zucchini with garlic and lemon butter.

21.99

41 in stock

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2018 Red Blend ''The Other'' (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate Vineyards, “The Other” Red Blend, Lodi, California, USA 2018

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah

BLACK & RED CHERRY, CRANBERRY, BLACK OLIVE, COCOA.

The Peirano Estate, situated in Lodi, CA, is the oldest continually operated vineyard in the region, with many of their vines exceeding 100 years of age. From these same vines come this sensual and seductive red blend. Its medium body and firm, round tannins make for a balanced experience, and explosions of fleshy dark fruit and deep warm flavors create a truly blissful affair— an affair worth having!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled top butt or other fatty steak w/ fresh greens & smoked gouda mashed potatoes. Roasted portobello mushroom caps w/ balsamic glaze.

14.99

6 in stock

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2017 Red Blend ''The Shepherd'' (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Red Blend "The Shepherd", Carneros, Napa Valley, California 2017

Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY SPICE, RICH VANILLA

This bountiful blend from Truchard is certainly unconventional but not to be underestimated! Brimming with the spicy extroversion of ripe Zinfandel and Syrah as well as the round, oak-loving suppleness of Tempranillo, this unexpected blend hits every nail on the head, inevitably ushering in a sense of awe. A full finish, a fun-filled adventure, and a bold, smooth experience of imbibement that you’ll never forget.

Serving Suggestion: Pork belly & portobello biscuits w/ black pepper & pickled beet slaw. Burritos w/ sweet potato, black beans, cumin, walnuts, & roasted apples.

25.99

5 in stock

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2020 Rosso "Antillo" (Guado al Melo)

Guado al Melo, Rosso "Antillo", Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy 2020

50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot

24.99

11 in stock

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2018 Rouge "Initial R" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Rouge "Initial R", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{organic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & BAKED STRAWBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE & GARRIGUES

Hailing from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, the red entry into Rocalière's “Initial R” series is an impressive counterpart to the estate’s robust Lirac Rouge and carries itself with a similar heft of the spicy Mediterranean French perfumes collectively known as “Garrigues.” Sèverine Lemoine crafts all of her wines biodynamically, and her attention to detail and work ethic is evident. Full-bodied, energetic, and a little bit rugged, this is an ideal candidate for “house wine” to red wine lovers who demand an additional intensity from their favorite daily tipple. Vive le Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestion: Hamburger (or “lamburger”) w/ Gruyere & rosemary-balsamic seasoned crimini mushrooms. Black bean chili w/ jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, sour cream, & avocado.

12.99

52 in stock

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2018 Rouge "Mediterranée" [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, "Mediterranee" Vaucluse Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2018

{biodynamic} 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

If you thought that sipping sweet tea on a Mississippi porch was the only way to experience the "absolute south," you've got another think coming! This Rhone red has the buxom boldness of Dolly Parton, the meatiness of mee-maw's pot roast, and the freshness of a sack o' lavender tucked into your dresser drawers. Not unlike a truck driven resolutely into a river, Carignan is one histrionic grape! Tempered by its more northerly collegue, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table. Our compasses are going crazy, and we've reached the "Sud Absolu"!

Serving Suggestions: Ratatouille, spaghetti Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, lawnmower races...

29.99

15 in stock

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2019 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2019

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

{organic}

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

11.99

38 in stock

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2020 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2020

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

{organic}

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

11.99

46 in stock

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2020 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" [3L Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rouge [3-Liter Bag-in-Box], Provence, France 2020

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

32.99

14 in stock

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2018 Rouge Hauterive "B" (Bouysse, Domaine la)

Domaine la Bouysse, Rouge Hauterive "B", Languedoc, France, 2018

{organic} 50% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan

BERRY & PLUM PRESERVES, BLACK TEA, SPICY GARRIGUES

We're beyond excited to see this delightful quaffer from Corbieres return at last. Martine Pagès and her brother Christophe Molinier are the epitome of honest, hardworking folks who strive to make the best vin possible without compromise and frequently at bafflingly gentle prices. Rugged and demonstratively Mediterranean, "B" exudes authenticity, integrity, and... deliciousness. Intensely black, berryish fruit, garrigues, black tea, and gentle spice. Yum!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy grilled sausages on a platter w/ mustard, bread, & dipping oil. Stuffed grape leaves w/ pomegranate molasses & allspice.

12.99

31 in stock

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Rouge Vin de France "L'Espirit" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Vin de France "L'Espirit" Rouge, Rhone Valley, France NV

{organic} 60% Grenache, 40% Cinsault

BLACK RASPBERRY & HERBS, GENTLE TANNIN

From top-knotch Chateauneuf to this stunning DAILY™ sipper, Peres de l’Église’s ability to astonish with their always-delicious lineup is increasingly secure. This fresh yet substantial red feels like something you might be served in a carafe at a patio restaurant in Avignon – brimming with vibrant black fruit and bursting with delicately spicy Rhone-ish signatures. More like Pères de-lish, am I right?

Serving Suggestions: Grass-fed meatballs & fingerling potatoes w/ herbes de Provence over braised kale & mushrooms. Kosher dog dressed to suit your mood.

12.99

59 in stock

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2019 Rouge, Vaucluse "Le Canebier" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge "Le Canebier", Rhone Valley, France 2019

{biodynamic} 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

This newly-named cuvée from Domaine La Ligière is perhaps not as unfamiliar as it first appears. Replacing the “Sud Absolu” Rouge, it continues in that wine’s tradition of championing the often-less lauded Carignan grape. True to form, it exudes the impressive garrigues and dense, dark fruit that we expect from the variety, the Vaucluse department, and Ligière, itself. Tempered by its often better-behaved colleague, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table.

Serving Suggestions: Juicy brisket rubbed w/ rosemary & thyme. Ratatouille w/ eggplant, tomato, squash, & garlic (or perhaps eggplant parmesan).

11.99

31 in stock

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2019 Saint-Chinian "Les Terres Blanches" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Les Terres Blanches", Languedoc, France 2019

{biodynamic) 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRIES, GARRIGUES. FIRM & FIERCELY PURPLE

Nestled amongst the garrigues surrounded by pine forest, the few acres of Borie la Vitarèle's oldest vines are treated like a private garden employing biodynamic compost made from local plants. Hand-harvesting ensures quality, and the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Dark purple, it exudes fresh aromas of ripe raspberries, thyme, and lavender. The generous aromas of black fruit, dark chocolate, and light vanilla oak are utterly seductive.

Serving Suggestion: Leg of lamb roasted slowly w/ garlic & rosemary. Washed rind cheeses w/ chutney; shish kabobs.

18.99

23 in stock

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2012 Tejo Tinto "Encosta do Vale Galego" 3 Castas (Cordeiro, Adega M.)

Adega M. Cordeiro, "Encosta do Vale Galego" 3 Castas, Tejo, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 50% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz, 38% Syrah, 12% Touriga Nacional

DARK FRUIT, DUSTY TANNIN, SUAVE MATURITY, MISSION FIG AND HAZLENUT

Making its first appearance in the United States at Wine Authorities, Encostas do Vale Galego is the family passion project of Manuel Cordeiro and his son João. Manuel’s parents grew grapes, so when he retired he built a small winery behind the family home and bought a promising vineyard to return to that tradition - on a professional scale this time. This 2012 bottling, one of the family’s earliest vintages, is a great example of why Portugal is known for some of the best under the radar wines in Europe; aged lightly in oak and extensively in bottle before release, this wine reaches an apex of mature complexity rare to find in an everyday red.

Serving Suggestion: Spit-roasted suckling pig w/ all the fixin's (make sure to grab a bite of crispy skin). Slow simmered black beans & rice with garlic, onion, & peppers.

14.99

28 in stock

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2017 Tejo Tinto "Samora" (Lezírias, Companhia das)

Companhia das Lezírias, Tejo Tinto "Samora", Tejo, Portugal 2016

40% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Alicante Bouschet

DARK, RICH, SPICY, FULL-FLAVORED, CRUSHED BERRY

From the southern end of Portugal in the newly renamed region of Tejo we have this full flavored, rich red called "Samora" from the Samora Correia area. The estate has just 120 hectares under vine and the grape vines are 20+ years old. All this for so little money- this has got to be one of the best red wine values around. Just three months of barrel aging rounds out the tannins, and gives us a dark, rich red with capable crushed berries just begging to be shared with something from the grill. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Burgers off the grill, pork sausages with lots of spice, or meaty textured portabella mushrooms tossed with sun-dried tomato pasta.

8.99

63 in stock

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2019 Tinto (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Petit Forlong”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2019

{organic} 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Tintilla de Rota (Graciano) (Amphora & oak aged)

CRANBERRY, OLIVE, RASPBERRY, BRULEED VANILLA

In such a hot climate, you’d expect a red wine from these grapes to be heavy and alcoholic, but this is a fresh, bright wine which goes down very quickly and deliciously. Fermented in terra-cotta amphora, then aged shortly in oak barrels, this is a lusty, berry aromatic, juicy red to drink with gusto.

Serving Suggestion: Bone in porkchop lightly topped w/ a picholine & black cherry tapenade, served w/ homemade potato chips.

18.99

30 in stock

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2020 Tinto "Alma de Autor" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Alma de Autor,” Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2020

100% Mencia

FRESHNESS & DEPTH. CHERRY, COCOA, VANILLA, CEDAR, & SPICE

Mencía, known as Jaen in Portugal, is native to the Iberian Peninsula and is increasingly attracting the attention of wine makers and drinkers. In this wine it delivers floral aromatics, fresh fruit flavors, intensity, and a pleasantly lingering finish. Aging in French and American oak seals the deal with soft, persistent tannins and toasty hints of cinnamon and spices. It’s a fantastic, friendly fusion of brightness and body.

Serving Suggestion: Beef, veal & pork meatballs in tomato sauce w/ crusty bread. Steak au poivre. Char-grilled ras el hanout pork skewers. Mushroom & kale empanadas.

12.99

13 in stock

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2016 Tinto "Assemblage" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Assemblage”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2016

{organic} 60% Merlot, 30% Tintilla de Rota (Graciano), 10% Syrah (Amphora & oak aged)

DARK BERRIES, LIGHTLY PEPPERY, SUBTLE OAK, IRON & OCEANIC

This lush and approachable red is aged in terra-cotta amphorae and small oak barriques giving it Bordeaux-like flavors. It also, rightly, takes on the terroir of its origin. The Albariza soils of this vineyard give it a fine, spicy minerality, and its location so close to the sea imbues a saline/oceanic hint. It’s a delicious red that can only taste of this place!

Serving Suggestion: Hake cheek topped w/ pickled onions, & mint leaves. Rabbit croquettes. Spicy pork cracklins.

25.99

11 in stock

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2015 Tinto "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg" (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg", Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} 58% Merlot, 42% Touriga Nacional

CONCENTRATED BLACK PLUM, ROBUST OAK, COFFEE & HERBS

While Ann and James Frost revolutionized and expanded the vineyards of Sant'Ana at the turning of the millennium, it was Ann's parents of Prussian nobility who established the Quinta decades earlier. Her father's name, "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg," is a very impressive one to live up to, but this bold red comes through with flying colors. Combining Bordelais native Merlot with Portugese champion Touriga Nacional, this wine plays out like the work of a well-heeled garagiste offering from Bordeaux's Haut-Medoc or Pomerol – unabashedly ambitious and modern. Most impressive! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Ribs of mutton w/ whiskey sauce, shallots, garlic, & baby asparagus. Tempeh stir fry w/ shiitake, green peppers, garlic, & soy sauce over black rice.

44.99

11 in stock

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2016 Tinto ''Assemblage'' (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Assemblage”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2018

{organic} 60% Merlot, 30% Tintilla de Rota (Graciano), 10% Syrah (Amphora & oak aged)

DARK BERRIES, LIGHTLY PEPPERY, SUBTLE OAK, IRON & OCEANIC

This lush and approachable red is aged in terra-cotta amphorae and small oak barriques giving it Bordeaux-like flavors. It also, rightly, takes on the terroir of its origin. The Albariza soils of this vineyard give it a fine, spicy minerality, and its location so close to the sea imbues a saline/oceanic hint. It’s a delicious red that can only taste of this place!

Serving Suggestion: Hake cheek topped w/ pickled onions, & mint leaves. Rabbit croquettes. Spicy pork cracklins.

25.99

6 in stock

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2020 Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2020

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

LOGANBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, BRIGHT & BOLD, ELEGANT UNDERBRUSH

A beautifully evocative perfume of forest berries and dried flowers belies the no-frills-ish-ly guzzleable appeal of this bright and very flavorful yet gentle red. Clocking in at a very classical 12% alcohol, this is not quite at the opposite end of the Valpolicella spectrum from the massive (and massively revered) Amarones and Ripassos of the region, but its relatively delicate frame makes it appeal to us by the gallon rather than the carafe...

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork w/ black pepper & dried cranberries or gojis. Triple cream cheese w/ dried mission fig, tart blackberry & pickled beet.

13.99

11 in stock

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2020 Valpolicella Organic (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Classico Organic, Veneto, Italy, 2020

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

LOGANBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, BRIGHT & BOLD, ELEGANT UNDERBRUSH

A beautifully evocative perfume of forest berries and dried flowers belies the no-frills-ish-ly guzzleable appeal of this bright and very flavorful yet gentle red. Clocking in very classically low in alcohol, this is not quite at the opposite end of the Valpolicella spectrum from the massive (and massively revered) Amarones and Ripassos of the region, but its relatively delicate frame makes it appeal to us by the gallon rather than the carafe...

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork w/ black pepper & dried cranberries or gojis. Triple cream cheese w/ dried mission fig, tart blackberry & pickled beet.

13.99

24 in stock

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2019 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2019

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

BLACK CHERRY & PRUNE, CLOVE, LEATHER & TOASTY OAK

This region is home to several distinct styles of wine starring the Corvina grape, including standard Valpolicella, the dried grape version called “Amarone,” and “Ripasso,” which falls somewhere in between. Ripasso is begun like regular wine from standard grapes, but later on dried grapes (like the ones used for Amarone) are added prior to a second fermentation. This adds color, depth, body, and additional flavors, bringing out raisins, cherry, pink peppercorn, and sweet spices.

Serving Suggestion: Risotto w/ pork sausage, black pepper, rosemary & cinnamon. Lamb stew w/ carrots, prunes, cloves, & potatoes. Gnocchi w/ mushrooms & gorgonzola.

17.99

6 in stock

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