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Vaglio"Aggie" Malbec
Malbec from , Argentina
100% Malbec from Capataz, a 52-acre vineyard planted in 2008 at 3,800 feet altitude in Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. The soils are calcareous, stony soils of alluvial origin; the vines are farmed sustainably. The fruit is destemmed, then vinified with native yeasts over 40 days. Aged for 8 months...
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DB5340-19
Vaglio"Chacra" Malbec
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec from Serpiente, a 47-acre vineyard planted in 2001 at 3,200 feet altitude in Agrelo. The soils here are red clay; the vines are farmed sustainably. The fruit is destemmed, then vinified with native yeasts over 40 days. Aged for 8 months, 40% in new French oak. The wine is dark, with...
Sustainable
DB5321-17
End of Nowhere"Little Faith"
Verdejo from California, United States
100% Verdelho. Organically grown and hand-harvested from the Vista Luna Vineyard. Foot stomped and fermented dry with skin contact. Juice was pressed off skins after 14 days and placed to neutral French oak barrels after primary fermentation finished. Aged in barrel for 7 months.Received a one time...
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DB2360-19
Benito Santos“Saiar” Albarino
Albariño from Galicia, Spain
From a vineyard in Salnés; vinified in tank with minimal sulfur. The wine spends a few months on the lees before bottling.  
Sustainable
DB9940-19
Vaglio"Temple" Malbec
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
100% hand-harvested Malbec from the sustainably-farmed, 17.5-acre Paulucchi Vineyard, planted in 1993 on clay/loam soils at 3000ft altitude. The fruit is 100% destemmed, fermented with native yeasts, and aged 8 months in 40% new French oak. Bottled lightly filtered. The wine shows notes of dark...
93JSSustainable
DB5341-18
Riccitelli"The Party" Malbec
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec, harvested manually in small cases around 20 kg to ensure the integrity of each bunch. Whole-bunch fermentation in open tanks, crushed by foot twice a day; aged in concrete vats for 8 months.
Sustainable
DB9353-18
Quinta do Infantado10-Year Tawny Port
Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional from Douro, Portugal
Old-vine field blend of over twenty varieties. From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra di Cima and Serra Douro) totaling six hectares on poor schist soils. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented exclusively in lagar; fermentation is stopped with seventy-seven-degree wine brandy...
Sustainable
DB0008-NV
Quinta do Infantado20-Year Tawny Port
Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional from Douro, Portugal
Old-vine field blend of over twenty varieties. From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra de Baixo, Serra de Cotas and Vale de Moinhos) totaling 6 hectares on poor schist soils. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented exclusively in lagar; fermentation is stopped with seventy-seven...
Sustainable
DB2007-NV
Calle, BodegaAlberti Malbec Reserva
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
This Malbec comes from the prized viticultural areas of Mendoza: Perdriel, Agrelo, and Drummond. The fruit is hand-harvested; aged 10 months in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. 
Sustainable
DB8400-18
Peillot, Franck Altesse Roussette de Bugey Montagnieu
Altesse from Bugey, France
100% Altesse. Local parlance can get confusing: the appellation “Roussette de Bugey” can also contain Chardonnay, so Peillot adds “Altesse” to the label to emphasize its purity. His vines average 30 years old but get up to 60 to 100 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. Fermentation is...
Sustainable
DB0991-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
Sustainable
DB3235-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
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DB3235-20
Mary TaylorAnjou Rouge (Pascal Biotteau)
from Loire, France
A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, from 25-30 year old vines in area of the Anjou-Villages that falls on a geological fault-line. Half of the vineyards are grown in slate soils, the other half is grown in tuffeau (chalky limestone in the Paris basin).  The wine is made using...
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DB3236-19
Erstwhile MezcalArroqueño
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez; fermented naturally in open-top wood vats and distilled in a copper alembic still. Perfumed, with notes of exotic spice and burnt orange on the nose; lovely notes of green plantain and citrus on the palate. This is the most aromatic of the 7 distillations from...
Sustainable
DB1002-NV
CornillacBeaujolais
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Sustainable
DB8481-19
CornillacBeaujolais Nouveau
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Sustainable
DB8480-20
Beau!Beaujolais Rosé
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay from the south of Beaujolais. The Beau! strikes a nice balance of fruity strawberry notes with a saline minerality on thefinish.
Sustainable
DB3204-20
CharletBeaujolais Villages "La Vauxonne"
Gamay from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB3463-18
Mary TaylorBeaujolais-Villages (Marine Descombes)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
A textbook blue stone Brouilly style Beaujolais-Villages. Beautiful purity of gamay noir fruit meets cement ageing, showcasing the unique expression of Beaujolais.
Sustainable
DB3245-18
TajinasteBlanco Seco
Listán Blanco from Canary Islands, Spain
A blend of ninety percent Listán Blanco, with ten percent Albillo Criollo, added for a burst of acidity. A bit over half of the fruit is grown at 500 meters of altitude, with the rest grown at 250 meters altitude. Hand-harvested and carried to the winery in small boxes of fifteen kilograms to avoid...
Sustainable
DB7512-20
BellevueBordeaux
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
100% Merlot from 18-year-old vines. The vineyards are sustainably farmed and indigeonous yeasts are used for fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in French barrels for 8-10 months with a light filtration before bottling. 3000 cases are produced annually.
Sustainable
DB0854-16
Mary TaylorBordeaux Blanc (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
From artisan winemaker Jean Marc Barthez, who serves as president of a small co-operative winery in the ancient village of Monségur, this cuvée will overturn everything you’ve come to expect from the usual lineup of “varietal” Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon...
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DB3233-19
Mary TaylorBordeaux Blanc (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
From artisan winemaker Jean Marc Barthez, who serves as president of a small co-operative winery in the ancient village of Monségur, this cuvée will overturn everything you’ve come to expect from the usual lineup of “varietal” Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon...
Sustainable
DB3233-20
Haut-DambertBordeaux Blanc Entre-deux-Mers
Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Muscadelle. From a unique terroir in the Entre-Deux-Mers: elevated hillside vineyards with a slightly cooler climate and well-draining soil. Vinified in stainless steel and aged on the fine lees for 3 months. The use of both Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, as...
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DB1289-18
Haut-DambertBordeaux Rosé
from Bordeaux, France
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Made from vines 100% devoted to Bordeaux Rosé, on lower slopes with cooler post-harvesting climate to optimize natural freshness and fruitiness. Each grape variety is vinified separately for the best aromatic expression; direct press for the Cabernet-Franc, a...
Sustainable
DB6100-18
Haut-DambertBordeaux Rosé
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Franc, 30% Malbec. Made from vines 100% devoted to Bordeaux Rosé, on lower slopes with a cooler climate that optimizes natural freshness and fruitiness. Each grape variety is vinified separately for the best aromatic expression; direct-pressed, vinified and aged in...
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DB6100-20
Mary TaylorBordeaux Rouge (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
A signature blend of 50% Merlot, with equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's wonderful “drinkability” is highlighted by the absence of oak during the aging process, which allows a bursting acidity and graphite minerality (imagine the lead of fresh pencil shavings) to shine through...
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DB3234-18
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Bordeaux Superieur
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
Sustainable
DB9954-11
Le BabblerBordeaux Supérieur
from Bordeaux, France
65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Bordeaux Supérieur aged for twelve months in an equal mix of stainless steel and oak barrels. Juicy blackberry and plum notes with lush, supple tannins. A classic Bordeaux for discerning babblers.
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DB6157-18
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Bourgogne Aligote
Aligoté from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB1333-11
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Aligoté 1953
Aligoté from Burgundy, France
From an old Aligoté plot in Saint Bris, planted in 1953. The field is surrounded by hemp. Fermented and aged in tank. Impressive saline and mineral notes with a crisp acidity.
Sustainable
DB5350-19
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Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB7685-11
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Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB0782-12
Chavy-MartinBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From two parcels, one near Meursault and the other near Puligny-Montrachet. Aged for 12 months in barrel and 7 months in tank before bottling.
Sustainable
DB7685-16
Latour, VincentBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From one hectare planted in 1951 and 1973. Aged for ten months in 50% barrels and 50% demi-muids. 
Sustainable
DB0782-18
Val de Mer (Patrick Piuze)Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From fruit near the Chablis region (Tonnerre). Vinified and aged in stainless steel.  
Sustainable
DB7304-18
Latour, VincentBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From one hectare planted in 1951 and 1973. Aged for ten months in 50% barrels and 50% demi-muids. 
Sustainable
DB0782-17
Arnoux-LachauxBourgogne Pinot Fin
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Pinot Fin is an ancient clone of Pinot Noir that is very rarely found anymore in Burgundy. It has small berries. Arnoux's fruit is a blend from several plots in Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee, and Nuits-Saint-Georges. The oldest vines were planted in 1959. Vinified with 60% whole clusters, aged...
Sustainable
DB0413-18
Terres Dorées Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Beaujolais, France
100% Pinot Noir. Brun is clearly best known for his Gamay, but he planted Pinot Noir on the clay-limestone soils of his estate vineyard in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais in 1991; there are now a total of 3 hectares. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The...
Sustainable
DB1123-19
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Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB6619-11
VoillotBourgogne Pinot Noir VV
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Four parcels totaling 4.3 acres whose vines average 50 years old. They are located immediately below Volnay Village AC vineyards, making this a Bourgogne of unusual pedigree: apart from a small percentage from Beaune premier cru, it is all from the commune of Volnay, and it is 100% Pinot Noir (...
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DB6619-18
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Tonnerre Boutots
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From a south-facing single-vineyard in the commune of Vaulicheres, east of Chablis. Two thirds of the fruit is barrel-fermented and aged, the remaining fruit is in tank.
Sustainable
DB9800-19
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Tonnerre Boutots
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From a south-facing single-vineyard in the commune of Vaulicheres, east of Chablis. Two thirds of the fruit is barrel-fermented and aged, the remaining fruit is in tank.
Sustainable
DB9800-18
Peillot, FranckBugey Mondeuse
Mondeuse from Bugey, France
100% Mondeuse. Franck loves this rustic local grape and has vines averaging about 30 years but getting up to 60-100 years old. The fruit is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel and enamelled concrete tanks. The wine is of a dense, dark color and  grape-y...
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DB0335-19
Peillot, FranckBugey Montagnieu Brut NV (2017)
Altesse from Bugey, France
50% Mondeuse/50% Altesse + Chardonnay. Méthode champenoise. Though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage. Most Montagnieu sparkling is mainly Chardonnay; Peillot emphasizes local varieties Altesse & Mondeuse. Average vine age is around 30 years, with some plots of Altesse and Mondeuse...
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DB1039-17
Peillot, FranckBugey Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Bugey, France
100% Pinot Noir. A relative rarity in Bugey. Peillot's Pinot Noir is an old Champagne clone called Pinot Droit, which can ripen in challenging circumstances like this chilly, hilly region. Franck has 1 hectare,  planted originally by his uncle on a flatter, warmer site near the river on stony...
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DB1040-19
Mary TaylorBuzet (Christophe Avi)
from , France
The Domaine du Bois de Simon celebrated its 90th birthday in 2019. Christophe Avi, great-grandson of the founder, joined the estate in 1992.  The domain covers 33 hectares (81.5 acres) of vines and produces 35 000 bottles of red, white and rosé wines each year under two Southwest France...
Sustainable
DB3243-16
Quilceda CreekCabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington, United States
100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged entirely in new French oak for twenty months.  
97JD 96WASustainable
DB6462-17
PeybrunCadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. All of the grapes come from a single 5-hectare plot planted on south and south-west exposed slopes on limestone and chalky, clay soils. Fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Total production averages 500 cases per year.
Sustainable
DB6101-15
Bête NoireCahors
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (which is significant because the vast majority of Cahors is cut with Merlot or Tannat). A powerful French "country" red from thirty-year-old vines grown in chalk-rich clay soils on a limestone substrate in the Lot Valley in Cahors, the ancestral home of the Malbec grape. Nicely full...
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DB3092-16

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