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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
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...
Sustainable
DB7841-18
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Clairette from Rhône, France
A blend of 80% Clairette and 20% 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...
94 JD, 91 WAOrganic
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. 
94 WS
DB0498-17
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
DB8945-16
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
Niellon, MichelChevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
This famous grand cru has soils so rocky that Michel had to use small explosives when he replanted his plot of 28 rows of vines in 1970. The shallow soils force the vines to struggle as they produce small quantities of exceptional, highly-extracted fruit. The resulting wine is mineral-driven with a...
97 WSSustainable
DB1428-18
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
DB0003-18
CazinCheverny Rosé
Gamay from Loire, France
50% Pinot Noir/50% Côt. 50% Pinot Noir/50% Côt.  From estate vines on clay-limestone soils. Pinot Noir saignée/Côt direct-press. Hand harvest; natural-yeast fermentation and aging in tank; no malo. Bright medium-pink with a zippy, chalky vibe. Usually contains Gamay but it was a small crop and...
Sustainable
DB5679-19
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
DB3013-18
Vins ContésCheville de Fer
Malbec from Loire, France
100% Côt (aka Malbec). The fruit from these 70-year-old Vins Contés vines is vinified just like all of the other reds: whole clusters, carbonic maceration, natural-yeast fermentation, no sulfur, no filtration. But like the Gama Sutra bottling, it is aged for 6 months in used barrels and bottled...
Organic
DB3334-19
MontesecondoChianti Classico
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
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
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
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
DB5912-17
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. From 10-15-year-old vines on clay-limestone soils. Fermented to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.    
Organic
DB0305-19
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Blanc Champ-Chenin
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. There is a scant amount of Chenin Blanc grown in Chinon compared to Cabernet Franc. Some of the oldest vines are in Raffault's one-hectare monopole called Champ Chenin, a particularly limestone-rich patch of ground due west of Les Picasses. Like all Raffault vines, these are...
Organic
DB0456-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Clos Guillot
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Close to the town of Chinon, Clos Guillot is a hillside vineyard with S-SW exposure, near the top of the hill, with clay soils rich in yellow tuffeau (the soft local limestone) and iron. The vines were planted between 1993 and 2000 and are certified organic like all of the...
Organic
DB8968-17
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Croix Boissée is in Cravant, near the winery, on a south-exposed slope overlooking the Vienne. The Baudry plots total 3.1 hectares of low-yielding vines, ranging from 15 to 40 years old, on clay soils rich in white tuffeau (soft limestone) and iron. They are certified organic...
Organic
DB0378-17
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Croix Boissée is in Cravant, near the winery, on a south-exposed slope overlooking the Vienne. The Baudry plots total 3.1 hectares of low-yielding vines, ranging from 15 to 40 years old, on clay soils rich in white tuffeau (soft limestone) and iron. They are certified organic...
Organic
DB0378-16
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Croix Boissée is a half-hectare parcel of 25-year-old vines on very poor, chalky, thin clay-limestone soils. Fermented to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.  
Organic
DB8348-18
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Barnabés
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Les Barnabés stands apart from Raffault's other main sites, Les Picasses and Les Peuilles, still in the Véron region but far to the west and downhill on a plain of alluvial soils near the Loire River. The sandy, gravelly site yields a lighter style of Cabernet Franc more...
Organic
DB0605-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Les Granges
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc.. The Granges vines are an 8-hectare alluvial site along the Vienne River in Cravant, very near the winery, planted in 1985 and 1988 and farmed organically like the rest of the estate. The soil is all sand and pebbles, with little to no clay, so it drains well and yields a light...

DB8967-19
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Les Grézeaux
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. The Grézeaux vines are the Baudry’s oldest at around 50 years and were the very first part of the estate in 1975. They lie on a flat, sandy site near the Vienne River in Cravant, very near the winery and the Les Granges vineyard. The key difference between the two sites is the...
Organic
DB0306-18
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Peuilles
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Like the more renowned Les Picasses, Les Peuilles is a lieu-dit close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron, but it is to the south of town, closer to the Vienne river. It is a plateau rather than a hillside and features soils of clay and flint rather than limestone. The fruit is...
Organic
DB2973-18
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Picasses
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils, the combination resulting in fully ripened, structured wines. Raffault's...
Organic
DB8974-14
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Picasses
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils, the combination resulting in fully ripened, structured wines. Raffault's...
Organic
DB8974-15
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for the rosé comes from several estate parcels on two different terroirs: the higher plateau with flinty clay soiils and valley/river level with sandy gravel soils. The vines are on the younger side, averaging 20 years old, and are farmed organically. The grapes are...
Organic
DB0431-19
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. From sandy, stony, alluvial soils on flat sites along the Vienne River. 2/3 direct-press, 1/3 saignée. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel tank with no ML. Snappy, fresh, herbal and berry-flavored.  
Organic
DB8976-19
L'AcinoChora Bianco IGP Calabria
Mantonico Bianco from Calabria, Italy
Mantonico/Pecorello/Garnacha Blanco/Greco Bianco. These are the youngest vines in the L'Acino line-up, planted from massal selections from older vines, on a sandy hillside in 2007. The organically farmed fruit is harvested by hand, pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts...
Organic
DB1118-18
L'AcinoChora Rosso IGP Calabria
Magliocco from Calabria, Italy
Magliocco/Garnacha Nera. Like the white Chora from L'Acino, this wine comes from their younger vines, planted on a sandy hillside from massal cuttings from older vines in 2007. The organically farmed fruit is harvested by hand, crushed partly in whole-clusters and fermented in stainless steel tanks...
Organic
DB1147-18
Brooklyn Cider HouseCider "Bone Dry"
Apples from New York State, United States
A throwback to the original American dry cider; made with a higher concentration of heirloom and bitter cider apples. Aged it on the lees for 10-12 months, and then lightly carbonated. It walks a tightrope of finesse and intensity. Its clean, crisp mouthfeel is balanced by bitter notes and a spine...
Sustainable
DB9141-NV
Brooklyn Cider HouseCider "Half Sour"
Apples from New York State, United States
Named “Best New York Craft Cider” and winner of double gold medals in the 2016 New York Wine & Food Classic competition, this is perhaps their most thought-provoking cider: it undergoes a third fermentation, which is stopped midway to introduce those sour notes that tickle your tongue. Begins...
Sustainable
DB9140-NV
Brooklyn Cider HouseCider "Kinda Dry"
Apples from New York State, United States
Fermented slowly for about 2-3 months. When the cider reaches just the right amount of sweetness, fermentation is halted; the cider is then filtered, lightly carbonated, and bottled. This is as close as you can get to biting into a freshly-picked New York apple. Tart apple flavor, bubbles, a touch...
Sustainable
DB9139-NV
Brooklyn Cider HouseCider "Raw"
Apples from New York State, United States
Inspired by the cider tradition in the Basque Country, they wanted to make a dry, wildly natural cider with beautiful acidity. Raw undergoes three fermentations with wild and wine yeasts, making it an earthy cider remarkably expressive of its terroir. Aged on the lees for a minimum of 6 months....
Sustainable
DB9142-NV

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