2022 Hervé Villemade Cheverny Blanc, Cheverny, FR
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Chardonnay grown on flinty sand and clay soils from one of our all-time favorite winemakers. The wine shows pretty aromas of pear, green apple, citrus peel, almond and stone with hints of white flowers -- Vibrant and fresh with good density,
2022 La Boutanche x Bros Cellars, Sonoma, CA
Chris Brockway used a blend of whole-cluster Zinfandel plus Grenache, Sangiovese, and Valdiguié, all farmed organically and produced without sulfur. Light-to-medium-bodied, dry. Crunchy berry, sage, and earth with balance. Delicious with a chill if you like.
2022 Jumbo Time Wines ‘Pinot Party’, Sonoma, CA
All the colors of the Pinot rainbow: 40% Blanc, 22% Gris and 38% Noir. Each grape macerated separately for about two weeks, then aged for about six months before blending. Rosy with hints of hibiscus tea and a tart strawberry smoothie
2022 Fond Cyprès 'Premier Jus', Languedoc-Roussillon, FR
Organically farmed Carignan and Grenache. Carignan sees two days of whole cluster fermentation, before it is submerged in fermenting Grenache juice and pressed immediately. The wine is aged 6 months in barrique, and bottled with no additional sulfites.
2021 Azienda Agricola COS 'Pithos' Bianco, Sicily, IT
100% organic Grecanico, crushed and fermented with native yeast on its skins in terracotta amphorae for 15 days, and aged in in amphorae for 7 months before bottling unfiltered. A concentrated and layered orange wine with notes of apricot, pear and yellow apple.
2022 Domaine Mămărutá 'Trafalgar' (Muscat), Vin de France
100% organic, Muscat petit grains spontaneously fermented and macerated for 8 days. Aged in barrel and tank for 6 months.
2022 Pépin Orange (Gewurztraminer), Alsace, FR
100% Gewurz is hand-harvested and goes through 3 days of carbonic maceration. The grapes are slowly pressed and vatted in 100 year old casks. Unfiltered and unfined.
2021 Poderi Colla 'Pian Balbo' (Dolcetto d'Alba), Alba, IT
Manually harvested Dolcetto is destemmed and macerated for 5-7 days. Full malolactic fermentation in stainless. Aromas of cherry, plum, almond with spicy notes and fine tannins.
2021 Château De Grand Pré 'Buvon Pour Des Idees' (Gamay), Beaujolais, FR
Bright, juicy and succulent, more fruity than spicy, perhaps with a touch of beetroot. This wine comes from the cru of Fleurie where Gamay grapes make wines on the gentler side of the Beaujolais family.
2021 Weingut Beurer Riesling Trocken, Wurttemburg, DE
This Riesling comes from various parcels around Stetten and Schnait planted on varying soil types, with sandstone taking the lead. The juice is spontaneously fermented to full dryness in stainless steel before élevage and bottling
2020 Lapati Wines ‘Chakalix’ Rkatsiteli, Kacheti, GE
'Chakalix' is the most traditionally-Georgian wine produced at Lapati -- Rkatsiteli on the skins for 6 months in qvevri. Organic, zero/zero, complex, and wild.
2022 Subject to Change 'Unsung Hero', Lovett Vineyard, Lake Co., CA
A field blend of Picpoul Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, & Vermentino form Lovett Vineyard. Stone fruite, rose, & tangerine w/ nice minerality.
2022 Jumbo Time 'The Gift' (Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer), Sonoma, CA
80% Riesling, 10% Pinot Blanc, 10% Gewurztraminer -- a well-rounded Alsatian blend . We love this orange wine as a pre-dinner bottle. Tastes like pear nectar and white peaches, with a spicy bite to finish!
2022 Florèz Wines 'Violet Vista' (Cab. Sauvignon, Cab. Franc, Merlot), Kline Family Vineyard, CA
Co-fermented red blend of organic grapes, hand-harvested in San Benito County, CA. Deep purple, but not inky. Medium body with notes of berry, cacao & plum and nice acid.
2022 WonderWerk ‘Born Slippy’ (Aromatic White Blend), California
Born Slippy is hyper-aromatic blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Muscat Canelli. The riesling was direct pressed into stainless, while the other varieties were fermented on the skins for two weeks in open-top neutral oak. Bright and citrusy with layers of lemon meringue, pineapple, guava, and elderflower. Zero-zero.
2022 Angeleno Wine Co. Alonso Family Vineyard Albariño, Sierra Pelona Valley, CA
This Albariño proudly nods to local vigneron Juan Alonso’s home region of Galicia, Spain. 24 hours of skin contact gives this wine its beautiful, hazy, golden hue and silky texture. With notes of pineapple, peach, and fresh flower buds, this Albariño is an ideal white wine for the cool afternoons of springtime in L.A.
2022 Domaine Fond Cyprès 'Cyprès de Toi Blanc' (Chardonnay), Languedoc-Roussillon, FR
100% organic Chardonnay from younger vines grown on clay and limestone. The grapes are pressed and racked straight into concrete tank where fermentation takes place before aging for 8 months. It drinks bright and citrusy with refreshing tartness.
2020 Angeleno Wine Co. Alonso Family Vineyard Tannat, Sierra Pelona Valley, CA
Tannat has been an inspiration for Angeleno Wine Co. since the moment we first tasted it at the Alonso Family Vineyard so many years ago. We see it as the crown jewel of the property and believe it shows the magic and moodiness of vines grown in L.A. county. It’s aged two full years in neutral oak for silky texture and complex flavors of leather, tobacco, black plum and sandalwood.
2020 L'archetipo Litrotto Bianco IGP, Puglia, IT - LITER
A blend of Verdeca, Falanghina, Marchione, and Fiano, spomtaneously fermented and aged on the lees for 5-6 monthds. Fresh, stone-fruity, everyday drinking wine.
2022 Andreas Ziniel ‘Zini’ Rosato, Burgenland, AT - LITER
For 2022, Zini is an all-organic co-ferment of regional varietals: Gelber Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, & Zweigelt. Fermentation is spontaneous and the bright rosato wine is bottled in traditional-to-the-region liter bottles with no fining or filtration and minimal SO2 addition.
2022 Buddy Buddy 'Butterfly Kisses' (Chenin Blanc), Clarksburg, CA
100% Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, CA was gently foot tread prior to pressing then allowed to settle in tank before racking to neutral french oak to ferment in barrel. Notes of pear, green apple, brioche with a kiss of salty/savory. Spontaneously fermented, unfined, & unfiltered.
2021 Finca Parera 'Fins Als Kullons' (Sumoll, Garnacha Blanca, Xarel-lo), Catalunya, ES - LITER!
A red & white co-ferment made from biodynamic, estate owned fruit. Unfiltered, with no added sulfur. Light-bodied and dry, with savory black cherry & cherry pit notes.
2021 Domaine Santamaria ‘Le Dilemme d'Achillé’ Patrimonio Rosé, Corsica, FR
Le Dilemme d'Achillé is 100% Niellucciu from 35-year old vines grown in clay-limestone soil. This saignée rosé sees 8 hours of maceration before it is bled off. It is then aged in stainless steel vats for eight months.
2021 Frenchtown Farms ‘Cecelia’, North Yuba, CA
A crisp, mineral driven pink wine made from co-fermented direct press red varietals and skin-contact whites grown by us here in North Yuba. Don’t think of it as a rosé, but rather a wine that is slightly pink, made for food and built for aging, but approachable in its youth if you like structure and acid.
2022 Good Boy Wines 'Pét Sounds' (Clairette Blanche & Sauvignon Blanc), Santa Barbara County, CA
Made up of 60% Clairette Blanche and 40% Sauvignon Blanc and in collaboration with Los Angeles-based record store, In Sheep’s Clothing. Foot crushed, 0/0. This wine is tropical and ebullient.
2020 La Vrille Et Le Papillon
'La Tribu' (Grenache), Ardéche, FR
Bright, herby, organic Grenache, with plenty of juicy character and big aromas of flowers and spice. Fermented in the cabonic maceration style, to keep tannins low and dial up that black and red fruit. As ever with La Vrille, there is an imprint of the wild garrigue that lines the vineyards and a bitter note of liquorice in the finish.
2022 Rose & Son 'Brioche' (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling), Santa Ynez, CA
78% Sauvignon Blanc and 22% Riesling from Santa Ynez Valley, fermented spontaneously on the skins for two weeks. Bottled without fining or filtration using <10 ppm sulfur.
2021 Château Brandeau 'Tendax' (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon), Bordeaux, FR
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sémillon, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, direct pressed and aged for 6 months in sandstone jars. Somewhere between a white and a rosé with great texture and notes of melon and citrus.
2022 Deux Punx Rosé of Pinot Gris, California
Organic/biodynamic farming; x soils; grapes are foot stomped, left on the skins for 1 week, then racked into neutral oak for 8 months, before bottling, unfined/unfiltered, with minimal added So2
2017 Apátsági Pince Furmint, Somló, Hungary
Botrytis alert! Organic, late-harvest Furmint is dry farmed without herbicides or pesticides, hand picked, then spontaneously fermented in oak. As with most botrytized wines, some residual sugar is present — if not for the incredibly high natural acidity, these wines would be overly sweet and flabby. Bottled unfiltered -- tons of honeyed stone fruit, mint and thyme with a touch of salinity.
2021 Art + Science Cerebral Fruit Pet-Nat (Pinot Noir & Mountain Rose Apple), Oregon
A blend of 1/3 Pinot Noir grapes ecologically farmed from Morning Mist Vineyards and 2/3 Mountain Rose apples biodynamically farmed from Mount Hood Organics, bottled as a petnat, native yeast fermented, zero/zero
2018 Castel Noarna Marco Zani Lagrein Ghené, Trentino-Alto-Adige, IT
Marco has been fanatically tending the vineyards and making the wine at his family's 10th century castle, as well as helping his wife to run the best hotel/restaurant in town, since 1989. A darker, richer rosato that is 100% Lagrein and spends 36 - 48 hours on the skins. Black cherry, tart cranberry fruit with a earthy nose.
2018 Amiran Otskhanuri Sapere, Imereti, Georgia
Almost black in the glass, it is viscous, perfumed, sanguine and dry with penetrating acidity and lip-smacking length. Fermented on the skins in Qvevri without added yeast and then aged for 9 months before being bottled unfiltered.
2021 Cascina Feipu dei Massaretti (Pigato), Liguria, IT
Genetically identical to Vermentino, this Pigato comes from the Ligurian Riviera between the hills and the Mediterranean sea. It's saline and wonderfully crisp, with white stone fruit, citrus peel, and dried Mediterranean herbs with fresh acidity. A delicious seafood white!
2021 Arnot-Roberts Watson Ranch Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA
Arnot-Roberts has played a huge part in advocating for naturally produced, single-vineyard bottlings from the Golden State. Fermentation in stainless-steel gives the wine its precision, while aging in neutral oak barrels lends a creamy textural quality. The Watson Ranch Chardonnay is expressive and balanced, showing notes of pear, hazelnut, and apricot, with chalky undertones and stony minerality; zesty, balanced, and all around delicious
2018 Marie Thibault, 'Premier Nez' Chenin Blanc, Vin de France
100% Chenin Blanc from 40 year old vines. Dry and mineral driven, complex and spiced with dried citrus, pine, walnut, and yellow pear. A real powerhouse that would drink well with anything creamy or braised
2019 Domaine Rietsch 'Stein' Riesling, Alsace, FR
Organic Riesling grapes were hand-harvested underwent fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in old barrels for 31 months on the lees and bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur.
High quality Riesling from south facing slopes. This is rich and full bodied and is best served with food.
2015 Fekete Béla Hárslevelű, Somló, HU
100% Hárslevlü, a local grape grown in volcanic soils of the Somló region. Smoky, saline, and mineral-driven with the iconic structure of white wines from this region.
2020 Alessandro Viola Sinfonia Di Bianco (Grillo), Sicily, IT
100% Grillo from Alessandro's top sites in the Alcamese hinterland above the idyllic Gulf of Castellammare on western Sicily's northern coast. The grapes are harvested slightly over-ripe and see a 3 day maceration prior to pressing and élevage in old chestnut casks. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal SO2 at bottling.
2021 Controvento 'Doccia Fredda' (Trebbiano & Passerina), Abruzzo, IT
Doccia Fredda is a fresh and intense blend of organic Trebbiano & Passerina. The nose expresses notes exotic fruit and the palate is fresh and intense, with the right amount of funk to make this refreshing complex.
2021 Domaine du Haut Planty 'One Musk a Night' (Melon de Bourgogne), Vin de France
100% organic, whole-cluster Melon de Bourgogne, macerated on the skins for one week, before being pressed into concrete tanks for a 6-month spontaneous fermentation. Hazy orange in color with notes of hay, stone fruit, white flowers.
2019 Gaia Felix ‘Liternum’ (Asprinio) - Campania, IT
Asprinio is a white grape variety that is exclusively grown in the Campania region of southern Italy - specifically the northern part in the Caserta province. Light amber, a touch cloudy and gold in color color with a rich texture. This wine was aged in Amphora. The profile of this wine is beautiful, unique yet with a freshness of citrus fruits and herbs.
2021 Sete 'Tropicale' (Ottonese, Trebbiano, Moscato), Lazio, IT - MAGNUM
70% Ottonese, 20% Trebbiano, 10% Moscato grapes grown in Lazio, macerated for several days, fermented and aged on the lees for 8 months in fiberglass vats. Expect a barrage of tropical notes, notably passion fruit, with a bright acide streak. No added sulfites, unfined, and unfiltered. Biodynamic farming.
2019 Vino Del Poggio Bianco (Malvasia di Candia) - Emilia Romagna, IT
Carefully selected Malvasia di Candia ferments spontaneously and sees 6 months of skin contact in steel. The wine then ages 6 more months before being bottled with no added SO2. Rustic and serious. lemon marzipan with tangerine peel, gingerbread and stone fruit.
2019 El Roccolo di Monticello di Rado (Garganega), Valpolicella, IT
Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes harvested by hand after spending 2 weeks longer on the vine than usual. Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel and kept in the skins for 6 months. No fining, filtration or added sulfur. Medium to full body with amazing concentration of ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors, rich and precise.
2018 Menat 'Ji Jian' (Gaglioppo) - Calabria, IT
Super elegant, copper-colored wine from Calabria, bridging the gap between orange and rosé. Biodyamic Gaglioppo is spontaneously fermented and aged in Georgian qveri for 9 lunar cycles.
2021 Matthiasson Rosé (Grenache, Barbera, Cunoise, Syrah), CA
A combination of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Counoise, whole-cluster pressed, settled in a cold tank for 24 hours, then fermented and aged “sur lees” in stainless steel barrels. No ML fermentation.
2019 Martvilis Marani Ojaleshi, Samegrelo, Georgia
Ojaleshi often passes for a rosé, but here it’s made as a very convincing red wine, with surprisingly deep color and a floral, peppery nose. Full of crunchy redcurrant and cranberry fruit, it’s juicy, with fine, but grippy, tannins and subtle hint of smoke.
2020 Agricola Virá 'Roso' Rosato (Nero d'Avolo), Sicily, IT
As the amusing label suggests, this wine walks the line of rosé and red. Crunchy and juicy sour cherry and a great acid streak. Only 2,900 bottles produced.
2019 Ciavolo Nero 'Nchiaratu Rosato (Gaglioppo), Calabria, IT
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.
2020 Controvento 'Onda Anomala' 2-Day Skin-Contact Montelpuciano D'Abruzzo, Abruzzo, IT - MAGNUM
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Grapes were hand-harvested, pressed, and macerated with the skins for a day. Fermentation takes place in stainless using wild yeasts. Unfined, unfiltered, no SO2.
2020 Orixe Sotelo Rosé en Flor (Grenache & Tempranillo), Napa Valley, CA
A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Tempranillo sourced from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA, it’s then fermented and aged in 400L puncheons under a sherry yeast flor for 3 months and an additional elevage for 15 months. Flavors of bitter watermelon rind, orange zest, sweet prosciutto, strawberries and cream, orange caramel and a salty acidity.
2019 Petra Bredova. Vina Na Slupkach Ryšák (Neuberger & St. Laurent), Morava, Czech Republic
Petra Bredova’s production is defined by Ryšák. Initially reticent and peppery, its perfume develops: rose hips, cedar, camphor and sour cherries. It is delicate, complex; yet aromatically masculine. On the palate it is lean yet rich in umami with a gently tannic grip
NV Marvla Tindo Sedimental (Welschriesling) Pet-Nat, Slovakia
A delightfully cloudy bottle of pét-nat, made from Welschriesling, a grape which confusingly bears no relation to Riesling proper. Marvla Tindo is an artisanal producer from the ancient Slovakian town of Nitra, where the volcanic soils impart a wonderful smoky, flinty minerality to the wines.
NV Andi Knauss Spatburgunder, Blanc de Noirs (Pinot Gris, Zero Dosage), Wurttemberg, Germany
100% Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) from a plot of Stubensandstein, fermented naturally, then made as a Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, but with no dosage. This cuvee sees a little oak in its elevage, and goes into the bottle un-sulfured. Dry, complex, serious fizz with a little extra texture.
NV Lallier R018 Brut, Champagne, France
The brilliant golden Champagne opens with a complex nose of fruit, citrus, almond, as well as a touch of spice. The palate is silky and full with delicate bubbles and a pleasant minerality to it. The finish is fruity with Mirabelle plum and a creamy mouthfeel.
NV Champagne Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Champagne, FR
This Blanc de Blancs is made with their best parcels, representative of the purity and minerality of the Chardonnay varietal. The grapes are hand picked when fully ripened, then pressed in a traditional style press. Disgorgement is done by hand. No dosage.
NV Lallier Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, FR
Rich and creamy, featuring ripe apricot, pineapple and coconut notes, underscored by smoky minerality and accents of lemon meringue pie and pureed apple. Mouthwatering, with a lasting finish of toasted hazelnut.
2019 Jean Pierre Robinot 'Les Années Folles' (Pineau d'Aunis, Chenin Blanc), Loire, FR
A sparkler made by a legendary figure of French natural wine. A blend of white-berried Chenin Blanc and the red-skinned Pineau d'Aunis. The vines are an average of 80 years old. Hand harvested, native yeasts, no filtering, and no sulfur is added. Secondary fermentation done in bottle.