Featured Wines

See new arrivals and find out what’s on sale right now at The Merch! This page is updated regularly, so be sure to check back often!

  • Bordeaux Whites/Reds/Sauternes 27 NovThis very special collection of Bordeaux represents highlights from banks left and right, including delicious dry whites, dry reds, and a few incredible Sauternes for dessert. The list also includes a few library releases with a decade or more of age, and they are drinking...

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  • Argentina’s Next Big Thing: Cab. Franc! 26 NovThe Catena Zapata family is indisputably one of the big names in quality Argentine wine. And the Gran Enemigo is an exciting new project from one of Catena’s winemakers, Alejandro Vigil. We think Cabernet Franc is the “next big thing” in Argentine wine. We are...

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  • Evesham Wood Pinot Noirs 26 NovYou might think it’s odd that these Oregon Pinot Noirs were reviewed by the folks at Burghound, since they usually only review the wines of Burgundy. It just goes to show how sophisticated these wines are. The styling is very Burgundian. And if the term...

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  • New Cremant from Domaine des Granges 25 NovThis zippy, refreshing Cremant (the name for non-Champagne French sparkling wine). Yannick Paquet is from the family behind the Domaine des Granges label, which we’ve been in love with for a while. This Cremant is a great alternative to Champagne when you want to celebrate...

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  • Jean Royer Chateauneufs 24 NovJeb Dunnuck on Domaine Jean Royer: “Vigneron Jean-Marie Royer pulls from a number of prime terroirs, most consisting of sandy soils. While 2015 was challenging for the sandier parts of the appellation, he’s turned out a bevy of beautiful wines.” 2015 Domaine Jean Royer Châteauneuf-du-Pape...

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  • Cool Weather Reds–Great Deals! 11 NovWith the chilly weather, you want hearty meals and a good pot roast needs red wine. These two reds come at great prices and they are really goooooood! 2013 Acumen Red Blend “Mountainside,” Napa Valley, California On Sale $29.99 (lowest price online!) Sourced from the...

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  • Dynamite 2nd Label Reds 09 NovThese two bargains are second labels of prestigious estates in Washington and California, respectively. Sleight of Hand in Columbia Valley has an established reputation for quality wines, cooky labels, and a strong sense of vision. Round Pond is a classic estate in Napa Valley, widely...

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  • New S. Hemisphere Arrivals 06 NovDon’t be fooled by the price of these gems! They would normally go for a lot more but we snagged a great deal on them and we’re passing the savings on to you! These are good by-the-case wines for all your upcoming parties! 2016 Mud...

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  • New Jura Wines 03 NovDomaine de la Touraize is a project of Andre-Jean Morin, part of an 8th generation family of wine makers in Jura. Using classic Burgundian techniques (and with all grapes hand-selected and hand-picked), Morin is creating some really beautiful small-production wines. Jura is an obsure region...

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  • 95 Point Italian Gems 02 NovThe 2013 vintage in Italy was pretty legendary for some, and these two producers are among them. Castello di Ama is widely considered to be among the greatest Chiantis produced. And Virna’s regular Barolo DOCG in this vintage had the same quality as a normal...

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  • Delicious $12 Malbec 24 OctThis cool winery is named after several relentless colonies of ants (hormigas = ants) that inhabited the vineyard sites where the winery was established. The wine is fruity and delicious, and goes down a little too easily. Of course, at this price that’s okay! 2015...

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  • New Pinots: Cali. vs. Oregon 22 OctWe’re very excited about both of these new arrival Pinot Noirs. The CP is a rockin’ example of California Pinot done well, with a fuller-bodied design than its Oregon or French counterparts. The Big Fire from Oregon is a bit leaner and earthier, and also...

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  • Ramey Wine Cellars 20 OctWe have incredible prices on these two entry-level wines from Ramey Wine Cellars. David Ramey is a big name in California and his wines are honest and delicious. The style is new world-old world. That is, they offer an homage to old world traditions but...

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  • Pence Ranch Wines 19 OctThese two estate wines from Pence Ranch (no relation) in Santa Barbara County are really stunning for the money. In addition to being a winery, this place is a working ranch and it looks like it would be a fun place to visit. They are...

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  • Crazy Good (Affordable!) Red Burgundies 10 OctJason tasted with both of these estates this past spring and thought their Bourgognes rocked. They are both based in the Cote de Beaune, within the Cote d’Or area of Burgundy. These are great entry-level red Burgundies. 2014 Domaine Poulleau et Fils Bourgogne Rouge On...

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  • Cool New Grower Champagnes 05 OctJason tasted at Godmé on a buying trip to Champagne, France this Spring and was blown away with the quality and great prices of the Sabine line. This is the first time these Champagnes have been imported into the US. This is true grower Champagne,...

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  • Fiou Sancerre is Back! 23 SepSancerre is a very signature style of Sauvignon Blanc. It doesn’t have the citrusy notes of Bordeaux or the strong grassy notes of New Zealand. Sancerre Sauvignon Blancs are like what Chablis is to Chardonnay. The wine is elegant and high-acid, with strong mineral components...

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  • 93 Point Red for $13! 22 SepThe new vintage of this awesome Italian red is in stock now and it’s screamin. And organic, to boot! 2015 I Giusti & Zanza Costa Toscana “Nemorino” Red Blend On Sale $12.99 A rich and spicy red with plenty of dried berry and dried orange...

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  • Argentine Sampler 21 SepThis thoughtful collection from Argentina shows a snapshot of what the country has to offer. We’ve got classic Malbecs, a unique Malbec, and something that might be Argentina’s next big thing, Cabernet Franc. These two Malbecs are the classic Argentina we know and love. They’re...

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  • Stunning Aussie Oddballs from BK Wines 10 SepThese handmade stunners from Australia knocked our socks off. All are single-vineyard, made with native yeasts and minimal intervention, then bottled unfined. Unfined wines retain more intensity and flavor and purist winemakers believe in the idea of manipulating the wines as little as possible. These...

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  • New 94 Point Sauv. Blanc 09 SepThis winery in Chile is a project of winemaker Rafael Tirado, designed to show the potential of this higher altitude region of Maule close to the Andes. The wines are incredibly high-quality, with lots of nuance and polish. In stock now! “The Cenizas de Laberinto...

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  • Amazing Closeout Red! 07 SepThis delicious Italian blend usually sells for twice the price, but we got a great deal as our supplier closed out the vintage and we’re passing on the savings to you! This little gem is from Small Vineyards Imports, a company focused on small, family-owned...

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  • Spotlight: Chardonnay 02 SepChardonnay has an ancient history dating back several centuries and starting in Burgundy, France.The grape is now genetically known to be a cross-breed of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc (a Croatian grape!!!), which arose in Burgundy, France and caught on there and of course spread...

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  • Berthaude Chateauneufs Under $30!!! 23 AugMaison la Berthaude is another Rhone producer we’ve been hot on for a while, initially for their ridiculously fairly-priced Chateauneuf “Tradition.” The Vieilles Vignes Reserve is another beautiful estate wine that over-delivers with tons of dark fruit and rich earth notes. Both are from the...

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  • Rhone Values from Gonnet 22 AugFrom Guillaume Gonnet, one of the hottest Rhone producers we’re in love with right now, we have these two absolute bargains from two lesser-known villages in the region. Both are Grenache-based wines with the balance made up of Syrah. Gonnet is young and passionate and...

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