Wine Club Releases

September 2022

2021 Meinklang Foam White, Burgenland, Austria

Biodynamically-farmed Grauburgunder (a.k.a. Pinot Gris) is hand harvested, macerated for 5 days on the skins, then fermented with ambient yeast in stainless steel. With no filtration and minimal SO2 addition, this pet-nat style sparkler leads with citrus peel and apple notes, backed up by a pleasant yeastiness and creamy mouthfeel.

2021 Two Shepherds Skin-Ferment Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi Vineyard, Russian River, CA

A unique wine from an obscure grey- skinned grape, originally from the Jura. The grapes are the only planting in CA -- from a 40 year old vineyard in the Russian River Valley -- fermented with native yeast on the skins for five days to extract color, flavor and texture, then aged in neutral barrels for 8 months. Lean vibrant, and packed with stone fruit notes. 

2021 De Levende Cuvée Marty, Mendocino, CA

From a négociant project between Los Angeles-based natural wine importer The Soil Expedition, and Subject to Change Wine Co., this co-ferment of organically-farmed Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir (60% and 40%, respectively) makes for an absolutely crushable summertime red, with loads of crunchy red berry and substantial acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, with zero SO2 addition. Serve chilled. 

August 2022

2021 La Boutanche Broc Cellars Red Blend

One of our favorite winemakers (Broc Cellars) teams up with one of our favorite importers (Selection Massale) to bring you a liter of true glou glou. A blend of spontaneously-fermented Zinfandel, Carignan, and Valdiguie with minimal SO2 addition, this bottling of La Boutanche is the perfect dinner party table wine.

2021 Bodega Ugabe 'Balea Unfiltered' Txakoli

One of the first bottled offerings of an unfiltered Txakolina -- the fizzy, refreshing table wine from Basque Country, Spain -- the Balea is a blend of 90% Hondaribbi Zuri and 10% Petit Corbu. Slightly effervescent and almost lemony, this one is a daytime patio pounder.

2019 Ciavolo Nero 'NCHIARITU Rosato

The "natty-est" wine in the August lineup, the 'nchiaritu is 100% Gaglioppo from 40 year old vines in Calabria, IT. Spontaneously fermented, aged in stainless for 9 months, and bottled with no clarification or filtration, this hazy gem is the perfect pairing for your antipasto or charcuterie & cheese board.