****ARGENTINA****

Tritono

Tritono Malbec Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Malbec, Montuiri Vineyard/Pircas Vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Winemaker: Steve Clifton, Matias Mayol

Quick Facts: Joe Bastianich, California winemaker Steve Clifton, and Argentine winemaker Matias Mayol came together to create Tritono. The three men bring to this Malbec their respective winemaking experiences and traditions, as well as a common love of food, wine and music. The result is the perfect harmony of fruit and spice, a symphony of flavors that makes the palate sing!

Valle de Cafayate

Tentadora, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Malbec/Argentina

Quick Facts: The 2013 Tentadora Malbec features a blueberry and blackberry mélange with notes of spice and earth, and a smooth succulent core of fruit that broadens into a velvety finish. The color is inky black, and soft and well-resolved tannins are seamlessly integrated into the finish.

****AUSTRALIA****

Dandelion Vineyards

Mataro Barossa March Hare of Barossa, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: Mataro/Barossa Valley, Australia

Quick Facts: A dark, brooding, very concentrated mataro that has deep, ripe plums and blue fruits on the nose with a wealth of dark spices. Really engaging and gently earthy.

Jamsheed

Garden Gully Syrah, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: Syrah, Shiraz/Yarra Valley

Quick Facts: Handpicked from vines planted in the 1890's in the Great Western region of Central Victoria. Deep garnet purple in color, this wine offers warm blackberry and crushed blueberry aromas with touches of vanilla toast, chocolate and dried Provencal herbs. Medium-bodied with beautifully concentrated black fruit and spice notes.

Misfits Wine Company

Cycle Buff Beauty’, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 90% Shiraz, 10% Malbec, Clare Valley Winemaker: Colin McBride

Quick Facts: Dark red with aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and woodsmoke. Offers intense cherry, blue fruit liqueur and spicecake flavors that become sweeter as the wine opens in the glass, picking up a peppery nuance along the way.

Noon Winery

Noon Eclipse Proprietary Red, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 80% Grenache,20% Shiraz and Graciano/McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek Vineyards

Quick Facts: Medium garnet/purple, the wine is scented of cherry coulis, raspberry pie and red currant jelly with nuances of cinnamon stick, toast, mandarin peel, potpourri and white pepper. Full-bodied, very elegant and packed with red berry, spice and earthy layers.

Ochota Barrels

The Shellac Vineyard Syrah, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Syrah/Barossa Valley

Quick Facts: That Plenty of aroma, plenty of flavor, but depends on what you’re looking for. Cherry jam, maraschino, leafy herbs, pepper, beetroot in bouquet. Kind of pure-feeling scents. Fresh-feeling in palate.

A Forest Pinot Noir, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: Spicy sappy and alluring this has a mix of black cherry and redder suits on the nose with a cooler
foresty edge of bracken and leafy notes, gently savory and earthy too. The palate has a smooth and
supple feel with a vibrant and silky core of bright red cherry flavor; fresh, pure and delicious.

The Slint Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: A tightly wound cool-climate chardonnay which leads with mouth-watering grapefruit and nectarine. Mealy granny smith apples and a fine tuning of nougat and honeysuckle spice sets the foundation for the almost nettle like svelte texture. Aromatically evolving between gun flint, bee’s wax and Meyer lemon rind.

The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grenache/McLaren Vale

Quick Facts: Rose petals, potpourri, raspberry, maraschino cherry. Glossy feel in the palate but dusted with fine spice, alpine herbs and a light chalkiness. Knife edge tension of gently sweet fruit, slender tannin and cranberry-like acidity.

Go With the Flow Mataro, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Mataro/Adelaide Hills

Quick Facts: Licorice, Russian caravan tea, black forest cake and medicinal spice ooze from the glass. The exotic black cherry, Moroccan wisp and deep earthy undergrowth has a voluptuous dark aura that seduces one into a haze.

Texture Like the Sun, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Grenache, Gamay, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer/Adelaide Hill, Australia

Quick Facts: Dark forest fruits, spice, licorice and perfumed green herbs float around an undercurrent of roasted
meats. Lush texture with brisk acidity. The palate entry is lusciously red and supple then gives way
to finely shaped tannins that are swept up by a wash of damson, cigar box, and cassis.

Old Plains Wine

Rawley Park Grenache, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grenache, Western Australia Winemaker: Rawley Powers

Quick Facts: Subtlety is rarely a word used to define Rawley’s wine and also never used to describe SA Grenache, but this has finesse and as much subtlety as one would expect for Adelaide Plains Grenache.

Red Head Studios

Mohawk, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale/Willunga

Quick Facts: Deep. Dark and rich palate with enough acid to keep the mouth fell long and finishes with extract on the back palate.

Yard Dog Red, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 86% Cabernet, 6% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 3% Lagrein, South Australia

Quick Facts: Deep ruby. High-pitched blackberry, licorice and tobacco aromas. Rich and chewy on the palate, offering dark fruit, smoke and candied rose flavors. Finishes on a spicy note with dusty tannins and a lively cherry nuance.

Yard Dog White, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 55% Voignier, 35% Semillon, 10% Riesling, South Australia

Quick Facts: Aromas of fresh herbs and bouquets of white flowers. Supple in texture and refreshingly snappy, with incisive lemon flavors and a deeper note of pear skin with baked apples.

‘Barrel Monkey’s’ Shiraz, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Shiraz, McLaren Vale Winemaker: Justin Lane

Quick Facts: Glass-staining ruby. Powerful aromas of mineral-tinged dark fruit preserves, cherry pit, licorice and violet, with a smoky quality in the background. Fleshy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors complicated by notes of fruitcake and bitter chocolate.

Shinas Estates

The Innocent, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Voignier, Victoria

Quick Facts: A delectable nose of spring flowers, honey, and baking spices. The palate is endless melon.

‘The Guilty’ Shiraz, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Shiraz, Victoria

Quick Facts: Ripe, shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavors packed with smoky vanillin oak, cherry and strawberry fruits, chocolate and mocha all wrapped up in a big, rich, velvety smooth package.

Si Vintners Winery

Red, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot/Margaret River, Australia

Quick Facts: Simple flavors, bountiful perfume, glide in texture. It's cassis and lavender in perfume, crisp and yet gently sweet to taste.

White, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 70% Semillon, 30% Chardonnay/Margaret River, Australia

Quick Facts: Spicy kind of intro to this wine - gets you worked up for the hit of lemony, green apple-driven flavors that follow. Very crispy in texture with a kind of wild, loose-knit feel.

Some Young Punks

Monster's Attack, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Riesling/Clare Valley, Australia

Quick Facts: The result is a clean, yet round and creamy, texture. Apricot, apple, and orange meld into a zesty yellow richness.

Naked on Roller Skates, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 90% Shiraz, 10% Mataro/McLaren Vale

Quick Facts: Expressive notes of violets and charcuterie meats. The palate is dense with black fruits, quince and juniper spice.

Squid's Fist, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 55% Shiraz, 45% Sangiovese/Barossa Valley

Quick Facts: Sour cherries, plums and sweet spices lead to a light silky mouth feel, with firm tannins, raspberries and a pinch of black pepper. The wine is vivacious and fresh with hints of smoke and tar.

ADELAIDE HILLS

BK Wines

One Ball Chardonnay, 2016. Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: Bright, green-tinged yellow. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes musky pear skin, peach pit, anise and buttered toast, with a hint of iodine in the background. Fleshy, broad and dry, offering pliant orchard and citrus fruit flavors that gain weight and spiciness with air. Shows a dusty mineral quality on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and focus.

Skin N’ Bones Pinot Noir, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: A Sizzling bacon, pomegranate jam and wild-berry tea tannins. The seduction of true art lies in its continuous evolution.

Domaine Lucci

Vino Rosso, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese

Quick Facts: Serve a little chilled to best draw out flavors of fresh-cut flowers, macerated strawberries and spice. Soft and slurpy with a little of the distinctive funk that often accompanies non-interventionist winemaking.

Wildman Rouge, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Merlot

Quick Facts: This is more black than red, with intense blood plum flavors and nuisances of cinnamon, cardamom and aniseed. The palate continues but with cranberry notes peering from behind a linen sheet, tightly wound and short, sharp tannins hold the wine together nicely.

Lucy Margaux

Jasper Estate Pinot Noir, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: Light and perfumed.

Little Creek Pinot Noir, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Adelaide Hills, Australia

Quick Facts: This Pinot is classic and pure. Floral and pretty, this wine has hints of roses and lavender. There is a driving acidity and bursts of mouth filling juicy fruits. This is a dark fruited wine with sour cherries and blackberries.

Monomeith Pinot Noir, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir

Quick Facts: Lovely up front rhubarb and sour cherry fruits from the nurturing morning sun.

 

BAROSSA VALLEY

Geyer Wine Co

Big Easy, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Petit Verdot, Malbec, Montepulciano and Shiraz Winemaker: David Geyer

Quick Facts: It’s a big kettle of cinnamon, liquorice and forest-berry compote. Soft like a jube lolly but slurpy and structured at the same time. Big, but put together with a bit more class than some of its Barossa Valley counterparts.

Cabernet Franc, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Cabernet Franc/Barossa Valley, South Australia

Quick Facts: 25 year old vines flourishing in the sands of Vine Vale, picked at full ripeness and naturally fermented on skins for 10 days and hand plunged with minimal additions. Pressed straight to old, large format oak and left to age for 6 months before hand bottling.

Sands Grenache, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Grenache/Barossa Valley, South Australia

Quick Facts: 85+ years old ancient Bush Vines, grown on the ancient river sands of Vine Vale. 40% whole bunch ferment, hand plunged

Wild Bunch, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz/Barossa Valley, South Australia

Quick Facts: 10 day 100% whole bunch natural fermentation. Organically dry farmed in the sandy clay soils of Ebenezer in the northern Barossa. Aged for 6 month in old neutral oak with zero adds.

MCLAREN VALE

Jauma Winery

Archies Shiraz, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Shiraz/McLaren Vale, Australia

Quick Facts: Dark berry aromas are complicated by Asian spices and potpourri, with a smoky nuance building with aeration. Energetic, focused and pure, offering palate-staining red and dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that become deeper and sweeter with air.

Birdsey Vineyard Cabernet Franc, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cabernet Franc/McLaren Vale

Quick Facts: Exotic perfume of dark berry fruits, black olives, walnut husks, green herbal notes. Wafty, savory perfume. Shows fleshy in texture, washy and fruit driven a with gentle sweetness sticking to the palate. It’s a generous wine, delicious in its make-up and super easy to drink. It’s a pretty, fun expression of Cabernet Franc with ripeness, vitality and bold fruit flavor on its side.

Genovese Vineyard Grenache, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grenache

Quick Facts: It is pretty and high toned yet an alluring musk sprinkles abundant ripe cherry nose. The palate is fine-tuned and showing just the most minute grainy notes with sheets of fresh acid layered over a light to medium-bodied sexy Grenache. This is so perfumed and perfectly ripe that the bottle will disappear before you know it.

Gramp Ant Grenache, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grenache/McLaren Vale

Quick Facts: Highly perfumed aromas of ripe raspberry, candied rose and allspice. Spice-accented red fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors pick up a smoky nuance with air, with a zesty mineral quality contributing spine. This powerful yet graceful Grenache finishes silky, sweet and very long, with gentle tannins making a cameo appearance.

Like Raindrops Grenache, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grenache/McLaren Vale

Quick Facts: What makes this wine great is not complexity or hugeness, but the intensity and purity of its perfectly ripe fruit. Blackberry, raspberry, and plum dominate the nose, with hints of savory, menthol, and sage. The fruit again takes over on the palate. The medium- high acid keeps the wine young and vibrant. Long, intense finish of mineral-tinged black and red berries.

 

*****AUSTRIA*****

Gut Oggau

Josephine (Red), 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Blaufrankish & Roesler

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in used barrels. The wines goes through elevage in 500-liter barrels for about 8 months, with no batonnage. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.

Joschuari (Red), 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Blaunfrankisch

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in used barrels. The juice spends about 3 weeks in contact with the skins. The wine goes through elevage in the same barrels for about 12 months with no batonnage. The wine is bottle unfied, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.

Weiss Blend 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Bruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Gewurtztraminer, Welschriesling

Quick Facts: A blend of Theodora, Timotheus, Emmeram and Mechthild. The Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed. One third of the grapes ferment on the skins for about 3 weeks while the rest are diretly pressed then the whine is re-blended. Fermentations takes place in used barrels for an elevage of 11 months with no batonnage. The wine is bottle unfined, unfiltered, with zero additional sulfur.

Red Blend, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Zweigelt and Blaunfrankisch

Quick Facts: A blend of Atanasius, Joschuari and Bertholdi, the grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in used barrels, and the juice spends about 3 weeks in contact with skins. The wine goes through elevage in the same barrels for about 12 months with no batonnage. The wine is bottle unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.

Rose Blend, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Blaufrankish, Zweigelt, Roesler

Quick Facts: A blend of Winifred and Josephine, grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine is a direct press rose. Fermentation takes place in used barrels. The wine goes through elevage in 500-liter barrels for about 8 months with no botannage. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero addition of sulfur.

Weingut Diwald

Grossriedenthaler Löss, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Gruner Veltliner/Großriedenthal

Quick Facts: Classic Gruner Veltliner with notes of green apple, white pepper, and spice.

 

*****CZECH REPUBLIC*****

 

Milan Nestarec

Red Moravia, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Pinot Noir/Moravia

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine is fermented in 2500 liter stainless steel tanks for about 10 days with indigenous yeasts. The skins remain in contact with the juice for about 3 days, for a light and soft extraction and occasional pigeage. Half of the wine stays in tank and the other half goes into used 225 liter oak barrels for elevage for about 13 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with zero sulfur added.

White Moravia, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Gruner Veltliner/Moravia

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine is fermented in 2000 liter stainless steel tanks for about 10 days with indigenous yeasts. It then rests in tank for about 10 months with no interference with the wine until it is bottled. The wine is bottled without fining or filtering and zero sulfur is added.

Richard Stavek

Vesely Oranzove, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Frankovka, Svatovavrinecke, Modry Portugal, Cabernet Moravia, Andre/Moravia Winemaker: Richard Stavek

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches are fermented in 400 and 800 liter wood tanks for about ten days with only indigenous yeast. The grapes are foot stomped after fermentation completes.

 

*****ENGLAND*****

Balfour Hush Heath Estate

Brut Rose, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 52% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 8% Pinot Meunier/Kent, England

Quick Facts: Pale salmon. The nose is vibrantly fresh with hints of strawberry, basil and a peppery spice. The palate is very dry, crisp and has well-balanced acidity. The richness and body reflect the ripeness of this vintage. Spice, white pepper, raspberry and hints of vanilla combine, resulting in a deliciously complex sparkling wine.

Bolney Estate

Cuvee Rose, 2013  Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Sussex, England

Quick Facts: Seriously sophisticated, traditional method vintage sparkling wine. This wine has flavors of light cherry and toasty brioche, simple and well balanced.

Blanc de Blancs Brut, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Sussex, England

Quick Facts: Seriously sophisticated, traditional method vintage sparkling wine. Aromas of light cherry, baked
apples and toasted brioche escape the glass. It is direct, and well balanced with great precision of
flavors echoing the nose.

Bolney Bubbly Brut Varietal/Vineyard: 88% Muller Thurgau, 12% Chardonnay/Sussex, England

Quick Facts: Delightful floral and brioche notes combine with zesty citrus fruit, honeysuckle and elderflower.
The palate carries forward bringing tropical notes of lychees and passion fruit to the front with a
nice line of acid keeping the wine from being cloying.

Camel Valley Cornwall

Pinot Noir Brut Rose, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Camel Valley, England

Quick Facts: Really individual English style in the best possible way. Characteristic aromas of wild strawberries and raspberries , very well balanced with a pure, refreshing finish. Mouth-watering.

 

*****FRANCE*****

Domaine Plageoles

Mauzac Nature Sparkling, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Mauzac

Quick Facts: Straw yellow and somewhat cloudy in the glass with ultra-fine bubbles. A supple citrus and yellow apple (almost cider like) scents dominate the nose. This creamy and concentrated gem is savory with white fruits and just a suggestion of citrus sweetness.

From the Tank

Red Varietal/Vineyard: 40% Grenache,35% Syrah,15% Carignan/France

Quick Facts: Shimmering garnet in the glass. Elegant notes of smoky red fruit, violet, sweet herb and a note of baking chocolate. The palate is rich with ripe cherry and berry flavors, and a mineral note followed by supple acidity and velvety tannins. This is an expressive red with a great concentration of fruit. The wine finishes with floral notes and a dash of black pepper.

Rose Varietal/Vineyard: 80% Grenache,20% Syrah/France

Quick Facts: This rosé was racked by bleeding, this is done by opening the base of the vat while the wine is still light in color. The wine undergoes traditional vinification without clusters, and is aged in concrete vat with minimum sulfur.

White Varietal/Vineyard: Chardonnay/France

Quick Facts: Pale yellow in the glass with a tart, fruity nose and dynamic mineral scents. The palate opens with crisp citrus and peach flavors that are boosted by vibrant acidity and heady minerality.

ALSACE

Les Vins Pirouettes

Tutti Frutti de Stephane, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Riesling, Auexerrois, Pinot Gris

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. Elevage on the fine lees for seven months in stainless steel tanks and bottled with zero addition of sulfur. Unfined and unfiltered.

Vignoble des 2 Lunes

Cremant Sparkling Rose, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Alsace

Quick Facts: Very soft, faint strawberry nose hints at freshness and summery fruit. The palate foams frothily but carries some bitter edges. Nonetheless, the lemony core makes this zero dosage a refreshing, light-hearted aperitif.

BORDEAUX

Arbalest

Red 2015 Winemaker: Benoit Touquette Varietal: 80% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Quick Facts:A Bourdeaux with direct aim, Benoit created a delicious wine surely to touch the hearts of wine drinkers everywhere.

Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut Medoc, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot/ Haut Medoc Winemaker: Francois Nony

Quick Facts: Plums, blackberries, cedar, tobacco. This is a thick dense wine with plenty of dark berry fruits that are lifted by the tannins and fresh acidity.

Chateau Lamothe de Haux

Bourdeaux Blanc, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, 20% Muscadelle/Bourdeaux

Quick Facts: A complex wine aged on the lees for about 3 weeks, which accounts for its round, smooth and remarkably fruity flavor.

Chateau Tire Pe

Deim, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Merlot/Bordeaux, France

Quick Facts: Ruby in the glass with shimmering purple highlights. This youthful wine has a bright nose of red fruit backed by a dusting of cedar infused minerality. Buoyant and fruity on the palate the Tire Pe Deim is packed with juicy red currant, crushed plum and herbs.

BURGUNDY

Domaine Oudin

Les Serres Chablis, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Burgundy, France

Quick Facts: Pale yellow in the glass, with shimmering silver highlights. The nose is bright with citrus, brine and flakey limestone notes. The palate shows elegant citrus fruit backed by lovely limestone driven minerality.

Domaine des Marrans

Morgan Vielles Vignes, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Gamay Noir/Beaujolais Region

Quick Facts: Full of delicate notes with a nice fruity flavor and a sour cherry finish.

 

Dufaitre

Cote de Brouilly, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Gamay/Beaujolais, Burgundy, France Winemaker: Remi Dufaitre

Quick Facts: The most powerful of Rémi’s wines, the cote de brouilly is still balanced with an astonishing amount of finesse, and is perfectly drinkable in its youth, but will also blossom into something more special in 5-10 years’ time.

Premices, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Gamay/Beaujolais, Burgundy, France Winemaker: Remi Dufaitre

Quick Facts: Easy drinking and lighter than the Brouilly, the elegance of this wine is balanced with a healthy dose of minerality and complexity that make this one for serious gamay drinkers.

Lou Dumont

Bourgogne, 2011 Winemaker: Koji Nakada

Quick Facts: This wine is a blend of strong Burgundy tradition with Japanese Zen spirit. Great balance is what shines the most in this beautiful chardonnay.

Gevrey Chambertin, 2011 Winemaker: Koji Nakada

Quick Facts: Bold with grip and grit.

Marie-Pierre Manciat

Cremant de Bourgogne Chardonnay Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Burgundy (Chaintre)

Quick Facts: The dry, sparkling chardonnay offers up notes of orange blossoms, tangerine oil and lemon rind.
Samuel Billaud

Chablis, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Les Pargues, Les Cartes

Quick Facts: Pale yellow. Citrus zest, tarragon, mint and anise on the nose. Dense, juicy and fruit-driven, with a grapefruit pith flavor complicated by an exotic hint of pineapple.

CHAMPAGNE

Bernard Remy

Carte Blanche Champagne Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier/Cotes des Blancs, Sezannais, Aube, Vallee de la Marne, Vitry le Francois

Quick Facts: Carte Blanche is adorned with a beautiful golden color. It's bubbles, both lively and intense, give rise to a delicate and persistent mousse. On the nose, light aromas of lime, honey and lemon grow before blossoming with finesse on the palate with fresh notes and mint.

Sylvie Paulhiac-Delalot

Extra Brut Explosion Varietal/Vineyard: 67% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay/Champagne, France

Quick Facts: Grapes are handpicked and the must is sulfured very lightly at press.

CHAVIGNOL

Les Boursicottes

Sancerre, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc/Chavignol, France Winemaker: Guillaume Laporte

Quick Facts: Light golden color. Enticing nose with notes of fruit cocktail, a touch of flint and floral undertones. An expressive, savory palate with fresh melon, fig and citrus flavors. Crisp acidity and a ling pleasant finish..

JURA

Jean Macle

Chateau-Chalon Cotes du Jura, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Savagnin/Chateau Chalon

Quick Facts: The nose reveals white fruits, citrus and spices, followed by a palate of fruit, citrus, walnuts, hazelnuts, tobacco, dried fruits, dried grasses and curry.

Les Chais Du Vieux Bourg

Cotes du Jura, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Savagnin/Le Vernois Voiteur

Quick Facts: This shows a lightly smoky edge, with warm hazelnut and matchstick hints giving way to creamed apple, white peach and white ginger notes.

LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON

Circus Bear

Cotes Du Rousillion Villages, 2014  Varietal: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan Wine Maker: Jean Roger Calvet

Quick Facts: Popular in Europe, Bear wrestling reached America in 1877. The bear, Pete, hailed from Les Pyrenes. Pete eventually defeated his owner and trainer. This red wine is blended to celebrate the power and agility from Ls Pyrenees.

Deux Anes

Premiers Pas, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Carignan, Granach/ Peyriac de mer Wine Maker: Magali and Dominique Terrier

Quick Facts: Dark ruby in the glass with purple highlights. Scents of red currant, ultra-ripe pomegranate flesh, crushed plums and warm pear skins. The palate delivers loads of red and black fruit flavors backed by a pretty dusting of mineral infused garrigue.

Domaine de la Motte

Chardonnay, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay

Quick Facts: Pale golden color with inviting aroma of honeysuckle and tropical fruit, lovely, vivacious fruit flavor – mango, passion fruit, pineapple with beautiful balance and a great finish.

Pinot Noir, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir

Quick Facts: Bright red color with sapphire tints. The nose reveals aromas typical of Pinot Noir; wild strawberries and minerally, followed by menthol, and smoky notes. The palate is well balanced with good structure, fine tannins and a long fruit finish.

Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Quick Facts: A light golden color with green tints. Scents of black currant blossom. Fresh and intense with a sweet, fruity nuance. A complex mix of white peaches and exotic fruit on the palate.

Rose, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 70% Grenache, 30% Cinsault

Quick Facts: Pale pink color. Light red fruit and floral aromas. Clean, fresh and fruity with bright red fruit flavors and hints of
minerality. Medium bodied and dry.

Foncalieu

Piquepoul Rose, 2016  Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Piquepoul Noir, a natural mutation of Picpoul Blanc/Coteaux d’Ensérune, Languedoc, France

Quick Facts: Very pale pink color. Light bodied and clean with refreshing acidity, bright rose petal aromas and citrus notes.

Jean-Marie Rimbert

Cousin Oscar Red, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cinsault/Languedoc-Rousillon, France

Quick Facts: Cousin Oscar is a fun thirst-quenching red Jean-Marie made for fun. Its label is a combination of designs Jean- Marie put together from 50’s magazines. He named the wine after his girlfriend’s cousin (Oscar) who is apparently irresistible to the ladies.

Petit Cochon Bronze Rose, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 80% Cinsault, 20% Syrah/Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Quick Facts: This rose is dark pink in the glass. Deep scents of ultra-ripe crushed red cherries, a note of guava paste, overripe fig flesh and a pretty, yet smoky notes of sweet herbs. Blood orange infused red berry flavors dominate the palate.

Roques Sestiere

A L'Oree des Pins Corbieres Rouge, 2012 Winemaker: Roland Lagarde

Quick Facts: Great floral and berry aromatics that bloom out of the glass. It shows violets on the nose and raspberry in the mouth.

 

LOIRE VALLEY

Beatrice & Pascal Lambert

Chinon Rouge "Cuvee Les Terrasses", 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cabernet Franc/Touraine

Quick Facts: This cabernet franc displays a wild, musky nose, dense fruit and the terroir of calcareous clay atop the region's famous tuffeau. Serve with a slight chill and drink young!

Cousin-Leduc

Pur Breton, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cabernet Franc/Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France

Quick Facts: Ripe plum, juicy cherry, red apple core and chalk tones dominate the nose. Crushed strawberries mixed with invigoratingly fresh Bing cherry and red apple flavors explode on the palate.

Domaine Laffourcade

Savennieres Chenin Blanc, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chenin Blanc/Loire Valley

Quick Facts: Wool, pear and some petrol notes with honey and floral tones and a buttery finish. Fresh and crisp on the palate.

Domaine Vincent Pinard

Sancerre Flores Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc/Bue, Sancerre

Quick Facts: Typically bright, crystalline and zesty, with loads of spritzy citrus fruit.

Domaine de Bablut Anjou

Anjou Villages Brisac Rouge Petra Alba, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cabernet Franc Winemaker: Christophe Daviau

Quick Facts: Clay notes and leather cowboy boots dominate the wine. Rich, with a complexity not seen very often in this region.

Domaine des Quatre Routes

Poiron Muscadet, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Melon de Bourgogne/Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie

Quick Facts: A palate of apple and citrus are highlighted by a lovely acidity and a soft and enticing finish.

Gaspard

Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc/Touraine Vallée du cher

Quick Facts: Citrus, lemon verbena

RHONE

Chateau Courac

Cotes du Rhone, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault/Cotes du Rhone AOC, Laudun. France

Quick Facts: Deep ruby color with violet hues. Ripe red fruit aromas with hints of spice, pepper and herbs. Dry, medium bodied and smooth with mellow tannins and gentle acidity.

Cotes du Rhone Vilages Laudin, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Counoiset/Cotes du Rhone Villages Laudun AOC, France

Quick Facts: Deep ruby color with violet hues. Ripe red fruit aromas with hints of spice, pepper and herbs. Dry, medium bodied and smooth with mellow tannins and gentle acidity.

Department 66

Department 66, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 80% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 8% Carignan/Languedoc Roussillon, Maury, France

Quick Facts: Opaque and dense purple in appearance, the wine brims with spicy blueberry and ripe black currant fruit aromatics. Mighty upon entry, lush red fruits are met with just a hint of creamy, toasty oak. The intensity and concentration of the mid palate leads to a long finish with hints of wild fennel and garrigue.

Others, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre/Maury, France

Quick Facts: The wine has a profound cardinal hue with powerful aromas of rhubarb compote, savory roasted plum, star anise and leather, opening with potent flavors of cola, dark fruits, raspberry jam and baking chocolate, it transitions to offer beguiling flavors of forest floor, fennel and earthy Asian spices.

Pharaon, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Old-Vine Grenache, Syrah/Maury, France

Quick Facts: Smokey, sweet oak escapes the glass followed by powerful aromas of black plum, blackberry pie, vanilla bean, violets and freshly cut flowers – all enveloped by a hint of dust and pencil lead. The entry is massive and lush with ripe red fruits, black raspberry and currant.

Domaine de la Solitude

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre/Rhone

Quick Facts: These wines are full bodied, rick textured and soft at the same time able to change according to the vintage from sweet black fruits, red fruits, exotic fruits, kirsch, ripe plum mixed with spice notes, leather and smoked; a rich style with mouth finals long and heady.

Cote du Rhone Blanc, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 35% Grenache, 30% Clairette, 25% Roussane, 10% Voignier/Rhone

Quick Facts: The Cotes du Rhone Blanc has plenty of ripe peach, tangerine and citrus blossom to go with a medium-bodied, rounded and supple style on the palate.

Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 5% Carignan

Quick Facts: Good weight of plummy fruit, well-structured with firm tannins and some complexity.

Le Clos de Caveau

‘Les Bateliers’, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah Winemaker: Henri Bungener

Quick Facts: Ripe black currant flavors and a lush, juicy finish. Steven Spurrier, the Paris-based wine merchant who organized the famous 1976 “Judgment of Paris” tasting, once owned this small 12h vineyard. In the same year, the Bungener family acquired the estate, located in a hidden valley surrounded by Mediterranean forest at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail.

SAINT-MICHEL-DE-FRONSAC

Chateau Lafond

Canon-Fronsac, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc,Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac France

Quick Facts: Dusty earth, black cherry, currants, chocolate, cedar, smoke, roast herbs. Fresh, juicy fruit and supple tannin.

SOUTHWEST

Chateau Richard

Bergerac Rouge Cuvee Naturel, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon/Southwest France Winemaker: Richard Doughty

Quick Facts: Powerful, expressive wine. Ruby color, nose of red fruits and earth, good roundness and length.

Clos Siguier

Cahors, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 95%, 5% Tannat/France

Quick Facts: Deep purple in the glass with an amethyst rim. Black cherry, red currant, and cool black tea notes dominate the nose. Succulent red and black fruit follows through on the palate and is backed by pounded stones.

 

*****GERMANY*****

2Naturkinger

Kleine Wanderlust, 2016 Varietals: Regent 80%, Cornfelder 20%

Quick Facts: Grapes are hand harvested. Regents grapes are destemmed while the Dornfelder is left in whole bunches. The Regent is fermented on the skins for 10 days. The Dornfelder is fermented semi-corbonically, foot stomped once a day for a week. The wine ferments in wood for about 4 weeks without temperature control and rests for 5 months. The wine is not racked and is left on the full lees for the duration until bottled unfined and unfiltered with zero added sulfur.

Drei Freunde, 2016 Varietal: Bacchus 33%, Muller-Thurgau 33% and Silvaner 33%

Quick Facts: “Drei Freunde” means “Three Friends”. For the three varieties becoming friends in the blend. Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The different varieties are fermented separately on the skins then blended into stainless steel tanks for elevage for about 9 months on the full lees. The wine is not racked and is bottled unfined and unfiltered with zero addition of sulfur.

Freiherr von Schleinitz Estate

Blanc de Noir Pinot Noir, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Mosel Germany

Quick Facts: A perfect wine full of red fruit aroma, light mineral character on the palate and a refreshing finish.

Dry Riesling, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Riesling, Mosel, Germany

Quick Facts: A delicate, yet fruit-driven white, sporting peach and apple notes backed by lively acidity.

HD Bubbly Riesling, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Off-dry Riesling/Mosel, Germany

Quick Facts: Crisp acidity due to cool climate, fun bubbles to enhance the joy, tingling minerality from slate soil and bursting fruit from the queen of grapes.

HD Sweet Red, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Dornfelder/Mosel Germany

Quick Facts: This red is fresh upfront fruit, rich yet not overly sweet and low tannin.

Kon Secco Riesling, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Riesling/Mosel Germany

Quick Facts: The Kon Secco is fresh, spritzy and lively with rich fruit flavors.

Riesling NITOR Dry, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Riesling

Quick Facts: NITOR is Latin for “excellence”, an appropriate name for a wine reflecting soil and climate in its taste with elegance and finesse. The rich fruit provides a coating mouth-feel with tingling minerality and a refreshing acidity. Spritzy, with a touch of effervescence.

Gustaf Adolf Schmitt

Niersteiner Auflangen Riesling, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Riesling, Nierstener Rehback Vineyard, Roter Hang, Rheihessen, Germany

Quick Facts: This wine is lush, rich and expressive. It has an intense flavor and aroma of candied pears and apples with a long, rich finish.

Karl Kaspar

Kabinett Riesling, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Riesling, Bockenauer Stromberg Vineyards, Nahe, Germany

Quick Facts: A clean and beautifully balanced Riesling. Full flavored and rich with both pear and citrus fruit aromas. Every sip is rewarded with a long, lingering finish.

Rita & Rudolf Trossen

Eule Purus Riesling, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Riesling/Mosel Saar Ruwer Germany Winemaker: Rita & Rudolf Trossen

Quick Facts: No sulfur added. Mineral aromas with tight fruit. Austere and pungent in the mouth.

Schieferblume Riesling Trocken, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Riesling/Mosel Valley, Germany

Quick Facts: Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches are fermented in 1000-liter stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. The tanks are cooled by ambient air and fermentation takes place over about 4-6 months. The wine is bottled after a light filtration and minimal addition of sulfur.

MOSEL

Weingut Max Ferd. Richter

Mulheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Zeppelin, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Mosel Riesling/Mosel

Quick Facts: This wine smells of apple, citrus and slate stone. Clean and pure structure; great mineral texture and density with rich mouth-filling flavors of orchard fruits and juicy layers.

Richter Estate Riesling, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Mosel Riesling/Mosel

Quick Facts: Fresh and pure orchard fruits, a mix of peach, raspberry and elderberry blossom create a very zesty, animated Riesling.

 

Cava Spiliadis

Biblia Chora Areti White, 2014 

*****GREECE****

 

 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Assyrtiko/Ktima Biblia Chora, Pangeon Greece Winemaker: Vassilis Tsaktsarlis

Quick Facts: Wine is bright with a pale yellow color. On the nose, the wine offers beautiful aromas of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. On the palate, the wine is fresh and elegant with aromas of almonds and citrus.

Biblia Chora Ovilos White, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 50% Assyrtiko, 50% Semillon/Ktima Biblia Chora,Mount Pangeon Greece Winemaker: Vassilis Tsaktsarlis

Quick Facts: Wine has a deep yellow color and features aromas of apricot and honey, a characteristics of the semillon that blends perfectly with the notes of lemon from the north Aegean Assyrtiko. On the palate, aromas of vanilla, dried apricot and nuts.

Driopi Nemea, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Agiorgitiko/Nemea Greece Winemaker: Giannis Tselepos

Quick Facts: A dark-garnet color with violet tinges. It features generous aromas of red fruit and dried nuts.

Gerovassiliou Malagousia, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Malagousia/Ktima Gerovassiliou Greece Winemaker: Evangelos Gerovassiliou

Quick Facts: Wine has a brilliant straw color with greenish shades and an aroma of ripe fruits such as pear, pineapple and citrus as well as pepper and jasmine.

Parparoussis Oenofilos Cabernet, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Mavrodaphne(dry)/Peloponnese Greece

Quick Facts: Deep garnet with an attractive nose of dark fruit medley in addition to eucalyptus and mint aromas. On the palate, prunes and fig marmalade are evident with hints of nutmeg, cloves and tea leaves.

Tselepos Mantinia, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Moschofilero/Tegea, Arcadia Greece Winemaker: Giannis

Quick Facts: Exceptional freshness and lively acidity. Citrus fruits and lemon flowers on the nose, with a crisp, clean finish.

*****ITALY*****

 

Andrea Scovero

Vino Rosato, 2016 Varietal/Region: Barbera d’Asti/Monferatto DOC, Piedmont

Quick Facts: A beautiful deep colored rose wine filled with candied rose petals, rhubarb and strawberries. This is a great food wine that is structured for red meat.

Il Clown, 2014 Varietal/Region: Nebbiolo/Monferatto DOC, Piedmont

Quick Facts: A rare “natural” Nebbiolo, Il Clown boasts an atypical nose for the grape. It is a full bodied wine bursting with fine dark fruits and spice finishing with well-balanced tannins.

 

Azienda Menicocci

Rhesan, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Trebbiano/Lazio

Quick Facts: This vegan, organic and biodynamic bottling is made of the native Italian variety, Trebbiano. A Vinous take on Pina Colada showing ripe pineapple and coconut flavors. Also, lots of pear and honey jump in, bringing this grape to a new level. Fermented with wild yeasts and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this is a fabulous example of Italy’s natural wine movement.

Staminos, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Merlot/Lazio

Quick Facts: This wine is another testament to the Menicocci’s devotion to the simplicity of natural wine making and vegan ideals.

Bastianich Wines

Calabrone, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: Refosco dal peduncolo rosso 70%, schioppettino 10%, pignolo 10%, merlot 10%/Friuli

Quick Facts: The nose is filled with chocolate, coffee, spices and mature red fruit.

Flor Prosecco Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Prosecco /, Veneto, Italy Winemaker: Emilio Del Medico

Quick Facts: Prosecco is unusual in the world as it is almost always used to produce the sparkling wine of the same name from Italy's Veneto region. The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with bright acidity and light body.

Friulano ‘Adriatico’, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Tocai Friulano, Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: Tocai Friulano is the most typical white wine of the Friuli region of Italy. It’s an indigenous grape variety grown in Friuli for hundreds of years. Bastianich Tocai Friulano is produced in the Colli Orientali area of Friuli, an area known for its unique terroirs and where world-class white wines of Italy are produced.

La Mozza Morellino di Scansano ‘I Perazzi’, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 85% Morellino Sangiovese, 4% Syrah, 4%Alicante, 3% Colorino, 4% Ciliegiolo Winemaker: Emilio Del Medico, Maurizio Castelli

Quick Facts: Joe Bastianich, along with partner Mario Batali, ventured into his ancestral Friuli-Venezia Giulia to create the acclaimed wine estate, Azienda Agricola Bastianich and into Maremma, Tuscany where he established the wine estate La Mozza.

Plus, 2008 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Fruiliano, Friuli, Italy

Quick Facts: The nose is ripe and powerful, showing mature mandarin oranges, melons and pears. Similar in flavor and complexity to a "Grand Cru" Alsatian white.

Refosco, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso/Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Quick Facts: The initial impact is soft with ripe, wild berries. Soft, round tannins, with plenty of length on the palate. Finishes with hints of tobacco leaf.

Rosato, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Refosco /Villages of Buttrio, Premariacco and Manzano, in the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: An intensely colored rosato filled with aromas of rose petals, fresh strawberries, violets and orange peel. Medium weight on the palate with fresh, clean, mouthwatering acidity. Our rosato is actually closer to a light red wine than most other rosè wines.

Vespa Bianco, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 45 % Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Picolit (late harvest), Colli Orentali del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: The flagship wine of the Bastianich estate, Vespa Bianco was created to showcase the power and evolution that a great Friulian white can have. Consisting of equal parts Sauvignon and Chardonnay with a measure of Picolit, Vespa becomes a sum of its parts, a wine of uncommon complexity. “Vespa” is wasp in Italian.

Brandini

Rocche del Santo Barbera d'Alba, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Barbera/La Morra, Italy

Quick Facts: When poured, it presents a bright ruby color with violet hues and a vinous perfume with vanilla aromas. It has an intense flavor with exceptional structure and hints of cocoa and liquorice.

Cantine Riccardi Reale

Collepazzo, 2015 Varietal/Region: Cesanese/ Lazio Winemaker: Piero Riccardi and Lorella Reale

Quick Facts: Piero and Lorella use the simple equation “vineyard-plot-wine’ to craft their wines. Collepazzo, or “crazy hill” is blend of the 2 soils that make up the vineyard creating a light red wine with notes of berry.

Croci Tenuta Vitivinicola

Lubigo, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Sparkling White Wine/Monterosso, Italy Winemaker: Massimiliano Croci

Quick Facts: To the eye, straw yellow color. The nose has intense aromas of white and yellow fruit, small flowers and herbs.

Campedello, 2015 Varietal/Region: Malvasia, Ortrugo, Roussanne, Sauvignon/ Monterosso, Italy Winemaker: Massimiliano Croci

Quick Facts: Tart and textured this “frizzante” is gold and cloudy in color and offers beery notes of ginger, apricot &, pineapple.

Gutturnio, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: Barbera 60%,- Bonarda 40%/Monterosso, Italy Winemaker: Massimiliano Croci

Quick Facts: Like a red Pet Nat this wine is best consumed chilled. This wine has hints of leather with a fuzzy mouth feel. This is indeed a crazy food wine.

CAMPANIA

Cantina del Barone

Campania Fiano, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Fiano

Quick Facts: Fiano Particella 928 Cantina del Barone, natural wine, organic vineyard, volcanic soils, smokey, unique flavor.

Don Fa

Fortified Aglianico, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: Aglianico, Barbera/Campania, Italy

Quick Facts: Structured wine with black cherry flavor and red ruby color.

Enodelta

Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 65% Coda de Volpe, 35% Falanghina/Vesuvio Napoli

Quick Facts: Made in Italy, this wine consists of straw color, subtle fragrance and dry taste. Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio

Rosso, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 65% Piedirosso, 35% Aglianico/Vesuvio

Quick Facts: Wild strawberry, sweet cherry and damp earth-scented and flavored make up this wine.

Il Cancelliere

Vendemmia IGT, 2015 Varietal/Region: Aglianico/Campania Winemaker: Romano family

Quick Facts: Grown in the topsoil of Mt Vesuvius this organically produced wine offers a chalky mouth feel with a bit of anise.

Tenuta Scuotto

Campania Aglianico, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Aglianico di Taurasi Winemaker: Eduardo Scuotto


Campania Fiano "Oi Ni," 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Fiano di Avellino Winemaker: Eduardo Scuotto

Fiano di Avellino, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Fiano de Avellino/Campania, Italy Winemaker: Eduardo Scuotto

FRANCIACORTA

Monte Rossa

Coupe Non Dosato Varietal/Vineyard: Mostly Chardonnay vine with a short spraying of Black Pinot/Franciacorta, Italy

Quick Facts: Its color is a bright, straw-yellow one with the reflections of the lime peel, the Coupé gives off a mild and gentle smell of elder flower and white peach. It evolves in the glass revealing vegetal and sea touches with the final taste of fresh almonds. The contrast between the creamy taste , the perlage balance and the whipping freshness impress the taste, finally it is sapid and balsamic.

P. R. Brut - Blanc de Blanc Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chardonnay/Franciacorta, Italy

Quick Facts: This Blanc de Blanc results from research of harmony between the wideness, the frame, and the complexity of a reserve wine (35%) and the elegance, temptation & class typical of a Chardonnay wine (65%) deriving from the best Cru that confirms the production philosophy of our Company aimed to find the excellence not only in the ” millessimé” wines but also in its whole production.

FRIULI

Anselmi

Prosecco "Il Ceppo" Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Glera/Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

Quick Facts: A frothy, crisp, fruity wine - soft, fresh and vibrant.

Franco Terpin

Terpin Pinot Grigio, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: Pinot Grigio/Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Winemaker: Franco and Daniella Terpin

Quick Facts: Hazy brilliant color with rose and honey. Tastes like almost-over-ripe ruby grapefruits, stalky green herbs and hints of malty beer.

Terpin Ribolla Gialla, 2010Varietal/Vineyard: Ribolla/Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Winemaker: Franco and Daniella Terpin

Quick Facts: Punched down 3 per day this wine boasts a great golden color filled with minerals and brewed tea.

Terpin Sauvignon, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: Sauvignon Blanc/Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Winemaker: Franco and Daniella Terpin

Quick Facts: Thanks to skin maceration this orange wine is hardly recognizable at Sauvignon Blanc. It provides an explosion of aromas, a silky texture and not sweet notes of mead. It is a Rubix Cube for the mouth.

Terpin Quinto Quarto Ramato, 2016.Varietal/Vineyard: Pinot Grigio/Collio Geriziano, Friuli-Venexia Giulia, Italy Winemaker: Franco and Daniella Terpin

Quick Facts: The “Ramato” style of extended skin contact lends this wine a copper color with a more complex texture. In fact this ramato is one of the darkest we have ever seen. Hints of bright tea open into earthy fruit and floral notes.

Terpin Quinto Quarto Bianco, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard:Rebula/Collio Geriziano, Friuli-Venexia Giulia, Italy Winemaker: Franco and Daniella Terpin

Quick Facts: Terpin’s entry level Quinto Quarto wines take “weak” vintage grapes and turn them into magic. This Rebula offers a magnificent color and fresh tones reminiscent of citrus skins.

Terpin Stamas Rosso, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: Merlot, Cabernet/ Collio Geriziano, Friuli-Venexia Giulia, Italy

Triple "A"

Montanar Triple A Tocai Friulano, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Tocai Friulano Winemaker: Denis Montanar

Quick Facts: Dry white wine, floral, fruity and medium-bodied mouth, fresh, mineral and an almond finish.

MOUNT ETNA

Peter Wiegner

Tretterre Etna Rosso, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: Nerello Mascalese/Sicily

Quick Facts: Intense ruby garnet, sweet perfumed fruit on the nose.

PIEDMONT

Franco Serra

Gavi, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Cortese/Piedmont, Italy

Quick Facts: Light, crisp and clear with wonderful sweet and floral aromas reminiscent of almond trees in blossom. Dry and pleasant with a slightly bittersweet sensation on the finish.

Montaribaldi

Barbaresco "Palazzina", 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Nebbiolo/Pallazzina

Quick Facts: Dried cherry, rose petal, balsam and caramel scents. Lush on the entry with black and red berry fruit turning towards a mouthwatering cranberry and leather finish.

Nebbiolo Langhe Gumbarin Rosso, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: Nebbiolo/Treiso

Quick Facts: Brillant, ruby red with garnet reflexes. Wide and fruity with hints of violet and raspberry perfectly melted with spices.

Roero Arneis Capural, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Arneis, Vezza d’Alba Italy

Quick Facts: Notes of chamomile meld with pear, white flowers, and a touch of almond. Perfectly matches with antipasti, such as crostini with goat cheese and poached pear, or a light pasta dish.

SICILY

Baglio de Grisi

Grillo, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Grillo/Sicily, Italy

Quick Facts: This white wine reflects the richness of Sicily, it has received special attention at all stages of its development. The result is a nectar with nutty aromas, pepper and exotic fruit.

Syrah, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Syrah/Sicily, Italy

Quick Facts: From the vineyards of San Cipirello, Sicilian territory, Syrah comes Baglio of Grisi, a wine with a dry taste, intense and persistent with a spicy scent, with an equally pleasant and lasting aroma. The flavor, the aroma and ruby red seem to invite to take a sip to see for themselves the unique quality of the wine.

Oynos

Pinot Grigio, 2016  Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Grigio/Sicily, Italy

Quick Facts: Made by organic methods: no use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Fresh and luscious fruity aromas of apple and pear with a hint of citrus fruit and flowers.

SIENA

Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sangiovese/Tuscany Italy

Quick Facts: Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fantastic aftertaste of violet, berry, wet earth and fresh mushrooms.

Le Rosso di Montalcino, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sangiovese/Tuscany

Quick Facts: The wine is deep ruby red with a complex and varietal bouquet and pleasant hint of bay and eucalyptus, blackberry, mulberry and bitter orange, with a slight hint of browning on the final taste. Full and fruity, persistent and elegant and finely structured.

TRENTINO

Poggio Anima

Gabriel Pecorino, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pecorino/Terre di Chieti IGT-Italy

Quick Facts: Crystallized lime peel, nectarine and dry herbs on the nose. Juicy and lively with a nice density conveying a dusty citrus zest character and an impression of orchard fruits.

Poggio Grillo, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Grillo, Sicily, Italy

Quick Facts: Grillo, also known as Riddu, is a white wine grape variety which withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making and, in particular, for Marsala. Grillo is crisp and light in texture, with moderate acidity and notable sweetness.

Poggio Montepulciano, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Montepulciano, Abruzzo, Italy

Quick Facts: Glass-staining ruby color with black cherry, licorice and plum jam on the nose. Big, ripe and expansive, showing an element of warmth to the very sweet dark berry liqueur flavors.

Poggio Nero, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Nero D’Avola, Sicily, Italy

Quick Facts: Nero D’Avola is Sicily's most popular red grape, used in the region's bestselling varietal wine. Until the 1980s, commercial use of Nero D’Avola was dedicated almost exclusively to fortifying weaker reds in France and northern Italy. In the past Nero D’Avola, like other Sicilian reds, was often syrupy, with an alcohol content reaching 18%. New viticulture techniques and night harvesting -- placing the grapes in in cooled vats to present premature fermentation-- have been used by a few vintners to retain flavor without producing an overpowering wine. The result is often compared to Syrah.

Poggio Primitivo, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Primitivo

Quick Facts: Primitivo always brings plenty of flesh and ripeness to the table with a solid spine of certainty and structure.

Poggio Sangiovese, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy

Quick Facts: Sangiovese's claim to fame is its role as the heart of Chianti, Brunello and many Super Tuscan wines though it is gaining ground as a varietal wine around the globe. When grown in a suitable location the grape's soft tannins, succulent acidity and moderately intense cherry & herb flavors make Sangiovese easy to drink as well as supremely versatile at the dinner table.

Rafael Rosato, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 97% Syrah and 3% Zibibbo/Terre Siciliane IGT, Italy

Quick Facts: Bright pink. Spices, flowers and herbs complement red berries on the nose and in the mouth. At once dense and juicy, with the light red fruit flavors and floral notes carrying through on the persistent finish, which features an underbrush nuance.

Scarbolo

Friulano, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Tocai Friulano, “Le Fredis” - “Codis” - “Mattia”, Colli Orientli del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: It exhibits aromas of wild flowers, almonds and in warmer growing seasons some tropical aromas. On the palate it is medium to full bodied and elegant with good acidity and subtle flavors of almonds.

Merlot, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Merlot, Tissano, Colli Orientli del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: The color is ruby red with violet hues. It exhibits fragrant aromas of wild fruits, and slightly herbaceous. The palate is medium bodied with soft sweet tannins and balanced structure.

Pinot Grigio XL Ramato, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Grigio, Single vineyard site, “Mattia”, Colli Orientli del Friuli DOC Winemaker: Valter Scarbolo

Quick Facts: Bright dark pink-red. Intense strawberry, vanilla and hints of truffle on the nose. Long, rich and suave, with ripe pear, botanical herb and orange peel flavors. The long, creamy finish carries a bright violet perfume.

Pinot Grigio ‘Il Ramato’, 2016 Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio Winemaker: Valter Scarbolo

Quick Facts: Produced from family vineyards tucked between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The Scarbolo family carefully tends to the vines with reverential respect.

Pinot Grigio, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Grigio, “Le Fredis” - “Codis” - “Mattia”, Colli Orientli del Friuli DOC

Quick Facts: The color is an intense golden yellow with copper nuances. The aromas are that of golden delicious apples and honey, with an elegant mineral undertone that harmonizes with its generous structure and balance.

The Juice Asylum

“Il Terzo Grado” (the third degree), 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot/Bandinella Vineyard in Avignonesi

Quick Facts: Merlot adds full ripeness to the early picked tones of the Sangiovese. Co-fermented in stainless steel semi- carbonically. with native yeast and a small percentage of whole clusters. It has not been fined or filtered and is bottled without additional sulphates.

Villa Calcinaia

Casarsa Super Tuscan, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Merlot/Tuscany, Italy

Quick Facts: Lovely blackberry and floral aromas. Medium to full-bodied with fine tannins and a fruity finish with a hint of dried herbs.

Chianti Classico, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo/Tuscany, Italy

Quick Facts: Aromatic with bright red fruit, hints of dried leaves and toast. Supple and dry with round red fruit flavors,
refreshing acidity and well integrated tannins.

 

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Cesconi

Moratel Red Blend, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Merlot,20% Lagrein,15% Teroldego,5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Quick Facts: This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Terlodego, and Lagrein is velvety and perfumed. Notes of red and black berries are complemented by generous, tannins.


Nosiola, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Nosiola/Trentino, Pressano, 500 meters above sea level

Quick Facts: Structured and aromatic, full of fresh pears and a hint of citrus balanced delicately on the palate with lively minerality and an ever so subtle almond undertone.

 

 

*****NEW ZEALAND*****

Supernatural Wine Co.

Spooklight, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Gris, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Winemaker: Gabrielle Simmers

Quick Facts: Rose gold color with Alpine strawberries, cherries and plums on the nose, with a lovely background of exotic spices.

The Supernatural, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Winemaker: Gabrielle Simmers

Quick Facts: The 2014 wines has a beautiful mix of ripe tropical fruits and citrus on the nose with a hint of cream and lemon meringue. It is full and generous in the mouth with a lovely texture - lemon curd, apricot and ripe melon flavors pair with a long crisp citrus finish.

Ant Moore

Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir/Central Otago, New Zealand

Quick Facts: This Central Otago Pinot Noir is robust and rich and brimming with classic Pinot fruits. This wine will improve with age and should be decanted allowing time to open up and reveal the layers within. This Classic Pinot will change dramatically over time and reward those with patience.

Estate Pinot Gris, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Gris/Ants Nest Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand

Quick Facts: Layered with fruit, this wine is a great combination of creamy pinot gris characters and fresh clean dry finish. It's charm lies in that it is soft and refreshing at the same time

Signature Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Sauvignon Blanc/Marlborough, New Zealand
Winemaker: Ant Moore

Quick Facts: A wine that is elegant and powerful, intense and balanced.

Dada Wines

Dada 1 White, 2008 Varietal/Vineyard: Viognier, Semillon, Gewurztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand Winemaker: David Ramonto, Kate Galloway

Quick Facts: Dada 1 is a complex, dry wine, with a restrained yet layered aroma of dried herbs, spicy white stone fruit, citrus, smoke and flint. It is powerful wine whose intensity and presence is carried by a precise, razor like acidity that provides incredible length

Dada 2 Red, 2010 Varietal/Vineyard: Merlot, Syrah, Cab Franc, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Quick Facts: Dada 2 is of an almost impenetrable black hued purple red. Subdued at first, the wine has an increasingly powerful bouquet of dark red plum and berry fruits, with slate, spices and lifted violets. Fine grained tannins provide support for the rich, ripe fruit and a subtle frame for the lingering acidity.

*****PORTUGAL*****

 

VIDIGUEIRA-ALENTEJO

Herdade do Rocim

Tinto Mariana, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira/Vidigueira, Alentejo

Quick Facts: Rich, with medium body, berries and soft tannin balance on a palate ideal for a variety of occasions: barbeque, Sunday pasta, meats and cheeses, or on its own!

 

Vinho Verde Goivo, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: Loureiro, Trajadura, Arinto/Alentejo, Portugal

Quick Facts: A light spritz greets you, along with a nose of lemon, lime and bright tangerine. The brightness continues onto the palate, along with some slightly rounder notes of peach as well as a light minerality.

****SLOVENIA****

Simcic

Pinot Grigio, 2011 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Pinot Grigio/Brda, Slovenia

Quick Facts: Golden yellow with copper tinges. The color indicates the method of production, which in the right way highlights the intensity and complexity of the aroma (nice flower aromas developing in fruity and spicy notes), full body (the soft, mature and fruity initial taste is substituted by the note of apricots and melons), alcoholic richness with balanced acids, and variety characteristics (at the end, slightly bitter).

 

*****SOUTH AFRICA*****

Storm Point

Chenin Blanc, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Chenin Blanc/Western Cape, South Africa

Quick Facts: This is freshly packed with nuance, playfulness and discovery. Savory and herbal aromas lead to subtle stone fruit and citrus blossom notes. This is accentuated by vibrant lemon zest sprinkled with seawater. This is textbook Chenin Blanc featuring a mineral drive with ample weight balanced by poignant acid on the finish. This varietal expression opens your eyes to the beauty and sophistication of South Africa’s beloved and most widely planted variety. Watch out Loire Valley!

Red Blend, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 57% Cinsault, 28% Syrah, 15% Carignan/Western Cape, South Africa

Quick Facts: Charmingly vibrant purple. Strawberry fruit roll-up, blueberry cobbler and wild rose aromas make you smirk with giddiness. Savor pure deliciousness with ripe plums and bright berry flavors abounding. Medium tannins lend backbone without interfering with the wine’s approachability. Drink this with or without food but definitely pair with good company. It will get the party started.

SWARTLAND

Blackwater Wine

Lazy Lucy Rose, 2017 Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 10% Chenin Blanc/Paarl & Botriver, South Africa

Quick Facts: Aromas of strawberry, ocean breeze, rhubarb and raspberry jam. Full-bodied yet crisp and refreshing on the palate. The perfect balance of fun and serious.

*****SPAIN*****

Bodegas Arogonesas
 

Crucillon, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 50% Garnacha, 50% Tempranillo/Campo de Borja Spain

Quick Facts: Cherry red color, with blue edges denoting its youth. The aroma is fresh and fruity with notes of black and red fruits. In the mouth it is smooth and well-balanced, its freshness and sweet tannins provide notable complexity

Fagus de Coto de Hayas, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain

Quick Facts: Made from 50-year-old Garnacha vines, this is a full-bodied, yet elegant wine that has both power and complexity!

Garnacha Centenaria de Coto de Hayas, 2014 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Garnacha

Quick Facts: Smooth start, this wine is wide, fleshy and harmonious and well structured. Rich in nuances, very balanced and ample, long aftertaste.

Els Jelipins

Els Jelipins, 2012 Varietal/Vineyard: 60% Sumoll,40% Garnacha/Catalonia, Spain

Quick Facts: The nose is intense: kirsch aromas, clean, well-defined red fruit, accompanied by a subtle hint of balsam & flowers & a suggestion of cacao & minerals. The taste starts straight, vertical & very crystalline: medium weight, warm & juicy & clean, with a firm but silky tannic structure. A long, voluptuous & fresh finish.

Gonzalo

Gran Cerdo, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Tempranillo/Rioja, Spain Winemaker: Gonzalo Grijalba

Quick Facts: The nose and flavors are an intoxicating combination of red and dark berries, faint lavender (or violets) and a slightly earthy edge. The herbaceous flavors gives the wine a slight green finish with a little spice.

Pink Kong, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard:Tempranillo/Spain Winemaker: Gonzalo Gonzalo

Quick Facts: Medium-bodied, fruity with a dry finish. Replete with raspberry, cherry, and cranberry on the nose and palate. Finishes with bright fruit, funky earth notes, and great acidity.

White Yeti, 2016 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Viura from Rioja Winemaker: Gonzalo Gonzalo

Quick Facts: Smoky, salty, citrusy, with crisp apple flavors and terrific minerality

Vina Enebro

Monastrell, 2013 Varietal/Vineyard: Monastrell Murcia, Spain Quick Facts: Smooth, soft and fruity.

BARCELONA

Cellers de Can Suriol (Azimut)

Azimut Red, 2013 Varietal: 40% Ull de Llebre(Tempranillo), 20% Garnatxa, 20% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10% Samsó (Carignan)

Quick Facts: Vinified in 15,000-liter stainless steel tanks for 20 days with only indigenous yeasts. After which, wine goes into concrete tanks for 8-15 months for malolactic fermentation and battonage for 3 months. The wine is unfined and goes through a soft paper filter to remove tartaric particles. It is lightly sulfured at bottling.

RIOJA

Vina Ilusion

Prana, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: Tempranillo, Garnacho, Cabernet Sauvignon/Rioja, Spain

Quick Facts: We take special care that the grape bunch arrives in the hold as full as possible. Once there all the grapes are introduced into the stainless steel vat taking care not to break the grapes. In this process the fermentation begins inside the grapes and this natural process breaks within the grain. Gradually the whole begins the fermentation or carbonic maceration. The result is a more fruity, light- hearted wine.

 

*****URUGUAY*****

Artesana

Tannat, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Tannat, Canelones, Uruguay Winemaker: Analia Lazaneo & Valentina Gatti

Quick Facts: Rich and full-bodied delivering opulent black and red fruit, cedar and spice and a generous, round finish.

Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel, 2015 Varietal/Vineyard: 55% Tannat,30% Merlot, 15% ZInfandel, Canelones, Uruguay
Winemaker: Analia Lazaneo & Valentina Gatti

Quick Facts: Deeply aromatic, suffused with layers of rich black raspberry, licorice, cedar and baking spice coalescing in a velvety mouthful and supple, full finish. 

Rose of Tannat, 2017 Varietal/Vineyard: 100% Tannat, Canelones, Uruguay Winemaker: Analia Lazaneo & Valentina Gatti

Quick Facts: This fresh and vibrant rose exhibits lovely aromatics of bright red berry fruit. Crisp, clan acidity enhances intensity and imparts a dry, lingering finish. Pairs beautifully with seafood, light pastas and soft cheeses.