Our Portfolio

Porter Creek VineyardsChardonnay Russian River
Chardonnay from California, United States
Organically farmed fruit; whole cluster pressed, settled and transferred to barrel and aged 11 months in 228L French barrels (25% new). About 450 cases produced. Aromas of green apples, hazelnut, oyster shell with a touch of caramel on a medium-plus body with a persistent and crisp finish.

DB0233-18
Eric KentChardonnay Russian River "Luke's Grove"
Chardonnay from California, United States
Notes from the Winery: Lush, immediately approachable and undeniably delicious, Luke’s Grove is often our Chardonnay ambassador for EK newbies and long timers alike. While we continue to fine-tune it in the vineyards and the cellar, it remains a quintessential Russian River Valley illustration of...

DB5134-17
Domaine EdenChardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Chardonnay from California, United States
All of the Chardonnay is grown at Mount Eden or at Domaine Eden. Prior to bottling, the winemaking team tastes through all of the Chardonnay barrels and selects for different personalities; the Domaine Eden Chardonnay is highlighted by forward fruit, earlier drinkability and obvious hedonism and is...
92VM 92WA
DB0453-17
Borell-DiehlChardonnay Sekt Brut
Chardonnay from Pfalz, Germany
9g/l RS. A classic brut champenoise with lovely creaminess, noticeable fruit, and a fresh, young vibe. Many German wineries outsource their sparkling wine vinifications, but this wine is grown, crafted, and aged by the family at the estate. They bottle almost monthly, so freshness is guaranteed....
Sustainable
DB3630-17
AdeleChardonnay Sonoma Coast
Chardonnay from California, United States
Fermented two thirds in new and used French oak barrels, while the rest is fermented in stainless steel to maintain the bright freshness of the fruit. During its 8 month élèvage, the wine sees some bâtonnage, adding richness and texture. The result is a full-bodied but not overblown crowd-pleaser.  

DB6072-18
Johnson FamilyChardonnay Sonoma County
Chardonnay from California, United States
100% Chardonnay, 60% stainless steel fermented, 40% barrel fermented. Aged 8 months in neutral oak barrels. Medium and lush, with ripe pear, citrus and melon flavors and a light toasty component. A touch of minerality comes through on the mid-palate and a refreshing, crisp acidity leads to a mouth...

DB5084-17
Pence Vineyards & WineryChardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
Chardonnay from California, United States
Fermented in barrel (30% new), full malo and aged 9-15 months in barrels.
Organic
DB6074-17
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Chassagne-Montrachet
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB0444-12
Bachelet, Jean-ClaudeChassagne-Montrachet "Les Encégnières"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
The basic Chassagne bottling is made entirely from 50 year old vines in the lieu-dit Les Encégnières, which is shared by both Chassagne and Puligny. Though it is a large vineyard, only a tiny piece of Les Encégnières extends into Chassagne, just below the famous Bâtard-Montrachet. This prime source...

DB9792-18
Bachelet, Jean-ClaudeChassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchot-Dessus
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
The domaine’s vines in the premier cru Les Blanchots Dessus were planted in 1929 and they produce a wine of great depth and richness. Blanchot-Dessus is located just next to Montrachet and Criottes Batard Montrachet. 3-4 barrels produced annually, 25-33% new oak. Aged in barrel for 24 months. 30-45...
95WA, 94-96 VM, 93-95 WA, 91-94 BH
DB9795-18
Bachelet, Jean-ClaudeChassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From a .16 hectare parcel planted in the mid-1970's. It has a deep clay top soil that is ploughed to push the roots to go down to limestone subsoil. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel. Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months (approximately 15% new). 30-45 g/L sulfur added at bottling.  

DB9794-16
Bachelet, Jean-ClaudeChassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Macherelles
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Full east exposure. Macherelles is normally the most open upon release of Bachelet's 1er Cru. Native fermentation. Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months (15% new). 30-45 g/L sulfur added at bottling.
91WA
DB9793-18
Bachelet, Jean-ClaudeChassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
The majority of the fruit comes from a parcel called Concis du Champs and a small part comes from Les Buttes. It's structured and the most tannic of the reds from the Bachelet brothers. The tannins give support to the dark fruit and floral minerality on the palate. Aged for 24 months in barrel.

DB9789-18
Texier, ÉricChat Fou Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
Red blend (mostly Grenache) from Rhône, France
50% Grenache/30% Cinsault/20 % Clairette/Viognier/Chasselas/other). All of the fruit comes from the warm site and granite soils of Texier's St.Julien-en-St.Alban vineyard. The varieties are co-harvested and -fermented in whole clusters, gently pressed, fermented with native yeasts in concrete...
Organic
DB8940-19
PépièreChâteau Thébaud Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. The cru of Château Thébaud came into Pépière world via Marc Ollivier's partner Rémi Branger, whose father farmed two parcels of it for decades. There are 14 hectares of vines--up to 65 years old--on a south-facing, earlier-ripening slope. The soils are of granite de Thébaud...
Organic
DB8353-14
Chante CigaleChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Grenache from Rhône, France
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The wines are made in 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels.  
91-92 VMSustainable
DB7840-17
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Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Grenache from Rhône, France
90 WA 90 IWCSustainable
DB7840-11
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Grenache from Rhône, France
From the youngest vines (30 years and younger) in the Serres lieux-dit, 85% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre. 100% whole-cluster fermentation. Aged 15 months in cement.
93 JD, 92 WAOrganic
DB7354-18
Chante CigaleChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Grenache from Rhône, France
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The wines are made in 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels.  
91 WS, 91 VMSustainable
DB7840-16
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Charles Giraud"
Grenache from Rhône, France
The tête de cuvée of the domaine, made from the oldest vines in two parcels, les Serres and le Cristia. Les Serres is very warm and has the famous galets and gravel soil; Cristia has a sandy soil. A blend of 60% Grenache from 80-year-old vines, 35% Mourvèdre from 60-year-old vines, and 5% 65-year-...
97 WS, 95+ JD, 96 WAOrganic
DB7359-18
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape “Colombis”
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from three parcels: Colombis with a sandy soil, les Roues with a predominately clay soil, and le Cristia with a sandy soil. The vines average 60 years-old. Whole-cluster fermented and aged in neutral demi-muids for 18 months. Also available in 1/3L.
97 JD, 97 WAOrganic
DB7362-18
CristiaChâteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Renaissance”
Grenache from Rhône, France
60% Grenache from 110-year-old vines in Cristia Haut lieu-dit and 40% Mourvedre from 55-year-old vines in the southeast part of the appellation. The vines grow in a sandy clay soil with eastern exposure. All aged in wood, 1/3 in new oak, 1/3 in one-year-old barrels, 1/3 in demi-muids. Destemmed.
95+ JD, 92 WAOrganic
DB0500-17
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Julien Barrot"
Grenache from Rhône, France
Formerly their "Signature" bottling. From a mix of different terroir found in Châteauneuf; yellow and red sand, red clay, large pebbles, with a high proportion of sand. The average age of the vines is more than 70 years old. The final blend is: • 62% Grenache from a plot at the junction of "...
93 JD, 92-94 VM, 92-94 WA
DB1315-18
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Julien Barrot"
Grenache from Rhône, France
Formerly their "Signature" bottling. From a mix of different terroir found in Châteauneuf; yellow and red sand, red clay, large pebbles, with a high proportion of sand. The average age of the vines is more than 70 years old. The final blend is: • 62% Grenache from a plot at the junction of "...
94 WS, 93 WA
DB1315-17
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"
Grenache from Rhône, France
97% Grenache, 3% other varietals. Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts. Underripe stems are removed, and the wine is fermented in underground concrete vats. The wine stays on the skins for over...
95-97 VM, 94-96 WA, 94 JDOrganic
DB1316-18
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Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"
Grenache from Rhône, France
95 WAOrganic
DB1316-11
Chante CigaleChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
from Rhône, France
21% Grenache Blanc, 21% Roussanne, 21% Bourbelenc, 21% Clairette and 15% Picpoul. 5% of the Roussanne is fermented in new oak for 6 weeks, then aged in stainless steel. No malolactic.  It’s uncommon to find Bourboulenc in a CdP Blanc; Alexandre likes it in the blend because it tends to have lower...
91 JDSustainable
DB7841-19
Chante CigaleChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
from Rhône, France
21% Grenache Blanc, 21% Roussanne, 21% Bourbelenc, 21% Clairette and 15% Picpoul. 5% of the Roussanne is fermented in new oak for 6 weeks, then aged in stainless steel. No malolactic.  It’s uncommon to find Bourboulenc in a CdP Blanc; Alexandre likes it in the blend because it tends to have lower...
90 JDSustainable
DB7841-18
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Clairette from Rhône, France
A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne from the Serres lieu-dit with galets stones, gravel, and blue clay. Aged for six months in large oak barrels, one third of which is new, one third is one year-old barrels, and the last third is two year-old barrels. The wine is not racked during the six...
94JD, 93WS, 91WAOrganic
DB7351-19
Texier, ÉricChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Clairette from Rhône, France
50% Bourbolenc/50%Clairette. Eric has worked closely for many years with Jean Riché, the owner/farmer of these vines which lie 1 km. from the Rhône River. The site is flat and stony with cool, clay-based soils over limestone and harvested quite early to preserve freshness of fruit. The Bourbelenc...
Organic
DB8944-17
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc "Pure"
Clairette from Rhône, France
The only white made by Barroche, this 100% Clairette is a shining example of one of the oldest grape varieties in Provence, first planted in the 14th century – which is also when the family domaine was founded. Aged for 16 months in demi-muids. 
92 JDOrganic
DB8552-18
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clairettes
Clairette from Rhône, France
Bottled exclusively in magnum. Ferrando began to make this wine in 2009 after sharing a bottle of 1947 Bonneau at a family meal with the Bonneau and Ferrando families. The bottle of 1947 was the last bottle that Henri Bonneau had that his father had made and it was a bottle of Vieilles Clairettes....
98 JD, 93-95 WAOrganic
DB7353-18
CristiaChâteauneuf-du-Pape Classic
Grenache from Rhône, France
70% Grenache aged in concrete, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre aged in barrels. Aged for 18 months. 
91 JD
DB0498-`8
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier
Grenache from Rhône, France
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre, from the Serres lieu-dit. 100% whole-cluster fermentation. Aged 18 months; the Grenache is aged in cement and the Cinsault and Syrah in 600L used barrels. The Grenache and Cinsault vines average 60 years-old. Auguste Favier was the father of...
96 WS, 95 JD, 95 WAOrganic
DB7356-18
Texier, ÉricChâteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge VV
Red blend (mostly Grenache) from Rhône, France
95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. The Grenache comes from La Crau, a north-facing vineyard in the NE part of the appellation, where the tannins reach phenolic ripeness slowly but surely and without an overwhelmingly high alcohol level. Many of the vines are 70 years old or more. The Mourvèdre comes...
Organic
DB8945-17
Chante CigaleChâteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Grenache from Rhône, France
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The only difference between the Vieilles Vignes cuvée and the CdP Tradition cuvée is the age of the vines which here reach 100 years old. The wines are made in the same exact way: 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels.  
92-94 VM, 92 WASustainable
DB7842-15
CristiaChâteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from Cristia Haut, a vineyard which faces east and north; the soils are a mix of sand and clay. The vines are 80-100 years old.   100% destemmed; aged for 18 months in neutral demi-muids.
96 JD, 95 WA, 93-95 VM
DB0499-17
Chavy-MartinChevalier-Montrachet
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

DB0682-16
CazinCheverny Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
80% Sauvignon Blanc/20% Chardonnay. Though Cazin's quiet rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the more obscure Romorantin grape, it was his Cheverny Blanc--by law a Sauvignon/Chardonnay blend-- which led importer Joe Dressner to François's wines in the first place at a Loire wine...
Sustainable
DB0003-19
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Cheverny Blanc Frileuse
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB8333-11
CazinCheverny Rosé
Pinot Noir from Loire, France
75% Côt/25% Pinot Noir. From sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate vines on clay-limestone soils in the Cheverny AOC. The Côt bunches are direct-pressed; the Pinot Noir portion is destemmed and saignée after a brief maceration. They are fermented separately and spontaneously with native yeasts...
Sustainable
DB5678-20
CazinCheverny Rouge
Pinot Noir/Gamay from Loire, France
2/3 Pinot Noir & 1/3 Gamay. From estate vines averaging thirty years old on clay-limestone soils, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The varieties are vinified separately, each being fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur. The Pinot Noir is destemmed and fermented...
Sustainable
DB3013-19
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Cheverny Rouge Caillere
Pinot Noir from Loire, France
Organic
DB9975-11
CandialleChianti Classico
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
100% Sangiovese from organically farmed and manually-harvested vineyards with yields at 35 hl/ha. The wine was fermented in open-top stainless steel vats; malolactic took place in barrel. Aged 18 months in 228-350L barrels, 20% of which were new. Medium-bodied with excellent persistence and depth....
92 DE
DB0687-13
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Chianti Classico
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Biodynamic
DB0593-12
CandialleChianti Classico 'La Misse di Candialle'
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Malvasia Nera, from their organically tended and manually harvested vineyards. Vinified and aged in unlined concrete vats.  
17 JR
DB0686-17
MontesecondoChianti Classico DOCG
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
90% Sangiovese/10% Canaiolo & Colorino (co-planted as is traditional in Chianti). Montesecondo comprises two separate properties: both are biodynamically farmed and both lie in the San Casciano zone of Chianti Classico but are quite different from each other. The original family vineyard,...
Biodynamic
DB0593-18
CandialleChianti Classico Gran Selezione
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
100% Sangiovese from a single parcel, planted densely in bush vines with 10,000 plants per hectare.  Aged in 350L Burgundy barrels, one of them new. Only 5 barrels made.  
95 DE, 92 WAOrganic
DB8126-13
VerganoChinato Americano
Grignolino from Piedmont, Italy
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "A brief description of the production cycle which all the products share: The first step is the preparation of the extract or “concia”. This is done by leaving a mixture of chopped herbs and spices in alcohol for about 20/30 days. Then the...
Organic
DB0025-NV
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. 2017 is the first vintage of this new Chinon bottling. It is a combination of estate fruit and purchased fruit, a first for Raffault and a response to the devastating vintage conditions. The grapes come from flat, sandy, gravelly sites along the Vienne and Loire rivers,...
Organic
DB5912-18

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