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' (
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 Jolie Laide 'Glou D’Etat' Red, California
Glou D’Etat is an easy-drinking, more approachable red, versus most core Jolie Laide offerings. The nose reads of bright red fruit, garrigue, cedar and pepper. The palate is light and bright with crunchy red berries.
2021 Lebnani Abyad Mersel Wine (Merwah, Sauvignon Blanc), Lebanon
A medium-bodied skin contact white, this is a blend of 150 year-old vine Merweh from the Qannboubine Valley and young Sauvignon Blanc from the Bekaa Valley. Fresh, lively, mildly aromatic, and with a medium tannic structure, this is a diverse and food-friendly wine.
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
2021 Swick Wines 'City Nights' Rosé, Columbia Valley, WA
Inspired by blends from the Rhone Valley, this Rosé is 44% Mourvedre, 36% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, direct pressed, whole-cluster fermented, and aged separately in a mix of 228 liter and 500 liter used French oak barrels. Soft tannins with notes of citrus and minerals.
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
2021 Swick Wines 'Bring It' Red Blend, America
A light, chillable red wine from Oregon winemaker, Joe Swick. 60% Pinot Noir with a combination of various red and white grapes sourced from both Oregon and Washington. Fermented with wild yeasts, no filtering and very low SO2 additions. Dark cherry with a touch of leather and a floral top note, thanks to the addition of a little Gewurtztraminer. Drink chilled or room temp.
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.
2020 De Levende 'Cuvee Marty' Co-Ferment of Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir - 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
2020 Vinas Mora ‘Barbba’ Co-Ferment (Babić, Lasina, Plavina,Maraština), Croatia
The Barbba cuvée is a unique co-ferment of three local red grapes (Babić, Lasina, Plavina) and one white grape (Maraština). A portion of the grapes were given a quick 6 hour maceration, and the rest were macerated for 3 days. Fermented and aged in old oak. Unfined, unfiltered with just a touch of sulfur at bottling. Bursting with juicy cherries, with hints of chocolate and earthiness.
NV Slobodne ‘Majer’ Red (Blaüfrankisch, Cabernet Sauvignon & Alibernet), Trnava, Slovakia
Biodynamically-farmed Blaüfrankisch, Cabernet Sauvignon & Alibernet are hand-picked and spontaneously fermented in neutral oak. The wine is bottled with no fining or filtration, and a touch of SO2 for stability. The wine is an easy-going, medium-to-full bodied wine, with tons of red fruit, that's perfect for this transitional period between winter and spring.
2021 Good Boy x Drug Dealer ‘Neo Noir’ Co-Ferment (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay), Santa Barbara County, CA
The 2021 ‘Neo Noir’ is collaboration with musicians and friends of the winery, Drugdealer. This mineral-driven co-ferment of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is destemmed, fermented in 1.5-ton tanks, then basket pressed at dryness. It was then aged in neutral French oak barrels for 13 months with minimal racking, as Good Boy puts it, “so as to not fuck with the process”.
2021 Good Boy Wine 'Lust for Life' (Carbonic Pinot Noir), San Luis Obispo County, CA
From the winemaker -- Our first carbonic red, and not one to be slept on!. Tasting Notes: Wild hibiscus, cherry popsicle, rhubarb bitters in a spritz, light dust of cinnamon, the spray of the ocean
2021 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau/Pinot Noir, North Coast, CA
The 2021 Trousseau + Pinot Noir takes the place of the Trousseau in this vintage. The wine turned out beautifully. Sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, tobacco, spice, dried flowers and rose petal are all nicely lifted, with gorgeous aromatic presence from the 100% whole clusters.
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.
NV Barrika Traditional Basque Cider, Basque Co., ES
Barrika is a traditional Basque apple cider or sidra, blending 6 indigenous apple varieties and utilizing only wild fermentation in giant chestnut barrels. There are no additives or flavorings, just apples and time.
2020 Domaine Rietsch 'Tout Blanc' (Riesling & Auxerrois), Alsace, FR
'Tout Blanc' is a sharp and light, fully dry white blend with some aromatic qualities. 50% Riesling and 50% Auxerrois, fermented with indigenous yeasts -- unfined and lightly filtered. Easy-drinking with notes of lychee, green apple, and honey.
2021 Hervé Villemade 'Bovin' Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc, Romorantin, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc), Loire Valley, France - LITER
Co-ferment of organic Chenin, Romorantin, Sauvignon Blanc, Menu Pineau; bottled unfined & unfiltered in recycled milk bottles with minimal added SO2. Honeyed, waxy, aromatic and easy drinking.
2019 Ravines Estate-Grown Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY
Bright flavors of lime, peach, flint, fennel and charred pineapple. A beautiful and succulent, dry riesling that shows terrific balance and tension from the integrated acidity. 15 - 20 year old vines. 100% estate grown.
2020 Longarico Nostrale Vino Bianco (Cataratto), Sicily, IT
100% Catarratto from Longarico's few hectares of organically farmed vines in Sicily. The vineyard has an altitude of 350 meters and calcareous-clay soils. Hand harvesting, destemming and soft pressing of the grapes into stainless steel tanks where they ferment with indigenous yeasts. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and ages on the lees in tank for about 7 months. Bottling without fining or filtering, then goes through a further 3 months of aging in bottle.
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!
2018 Sot de L'Ange Aziaum Blanc "La Goujonniere" (Chenin Blanc), Azay-Le Rideau, France
“La Goujonnière” is sourced from a parcel of Chenin Blanc planted in the 1970s in clay and silex soils. Raised in 1/3 each new “cigar” barrels, clay amphora, and terra cotta amphora. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel and terra cotta, adding a layer of texture to the wine. SO2 only at bottling, 30ppm total. More forward and expressive on the nose.
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 Pirouettes Eros de Pierre (Muscat & Gewurztraminer), Alsace, FR
Biodynamically grown 60% Muscat & 40% Gewurztraminer that are hand-harvested, sorted and macerated for 5 days with 30% whole bunches. This Alsatian amber evokes fresh cut wildflowers, with bursts of tangerine, honeyed apricot, persimmon, preserved lemon, white pepper, and coriander. Taut and savory!
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.
2015 Kabaj Rebula (1-Month Skin Contact), Goriška, Brda, Slovenia - MAGNUM
Rebula is the Slovenian name for Ribolla Gialla and it is a grape that takes well to this style of winemaking -- aged for 30 days on the skin and then for about a year in neutral barrels before bottling. Honeyed texture with beautiful phenolics of lemon pith, tangerine skin and passion fruit tea.
2019 Caleb Leisure Verso (Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon), Yorkville, CA
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc source from org/bio-practicing vineyards and vinified in California using traditional Georgian winemaking technique -- spontaneous fermentation on the skins for 7 months in clay qvevri and bottles without fining or filtration.
2020 Sete 'Buccia' (Ottonese), Lazio, IT
The Buccia is a firm, serious, savoury style of orange skin contact wine made from 100% Ottonese. If you like the depth, structure and fascinating textures of the best versions of Italian skin-contact wines, this example is worth an investigation. 0/0
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.
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
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.
2021 Le Coste 'Litrozzo' Rosato (Aleatico, Sangiovese, Merlot, Procanico), Lazio, IT - LITER
A gentle maceration of Aleatico, Sangiovese, Merlot and Procanico that is pressed off to vat for a brief élevage. A deeper shade of pink than previous vintages, it lures you in with lifted aromas of rose and minerals. On the palate, there is a tart, sour quality to the fruit that is incredibly refreshing.
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.
2021 Chateau Barouillet 'Splash' Pet-Nat (Semillon), Bergerac, FR
This Pét-Nat is made from 50-year-old Sémillon vines grown in clay and limestone soils. The grapes are destemmed and direct pressed into stainless steel tanks where they ferment cold for about 1 month before being bottled with zero sulfur added. The wine is low in alcohol -- at just 9% -- fragrant and lively with notes of citrus, apple and a touch of cut grass.
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 Bonnet-Ponson 'Non Dosé', Champagne, FR
45% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier. 1st fermentation with indigenous yeasts, in 228L and 400L oak barrels; 9 months on lees and zero dosage at disgorgement; unfined/unfiltered, with zero added So2. Bright and refreshing, more citrus and mineral than yeast and brioche, with zippy acidity.
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.
NV Ayunta 'Metodo Ancestrale' Rosé (Narello Mascalese, Nero D'Avola), Sicily, IT
This refreshing beauty -- a blend of Nerello Mascalese & Nero d'Avola -- possesses a bright pink hue showing notes of bright and bitter fruit such as blood orange, pomegranate and grapefruit. Balanced with intriguing yeasty notes for roundness, it finishes crisp and fresh.
2021 Il Folicello 'G Turbo' Lambrusco Rosato, Emilia Romagna, IT
A crispy rosato sparkler made with the Grasparossa di Castelvetro a clone of Lambrusco. Bright acid with notes of tart raspberries, cranberries and blood orange. Made using the ancestrale methode, a method this husband wife team has mastered where the second fermentation happens in the bottle. No sulfur added.
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.