If you want an absolutely engaging sensory experience, you should be trying Hiyu’s wine. ‘Aura’ is a whole cluster co-fermentation of Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir. The resulting wine is salmon in color, dense and powerful, with aromas of reductive smoke, meat and spice, orange rind and mineral.
Due to the limited allocation, Hiyu wines are not eligible for discounts.
Robert Chevillon’s wines have been described as “perplexing beauty”. He uses traditional practices in his winemaking, yet makes anything but cookie-cutter Burgundy. His old vine Nuits Saint Georges has elevated structure, pronounced acidity & pairs perfectly with braised lamb.
Pierre Paillard Champagne Bouzy Grand Cru Les Terres Roses NV
Nicolas Vauthier helped open one of the first natural wine bars in France, ‘Aux Crieurs de Vins’ and continued his legacy by starting his own winemaking project in Burgundy. This Pinot Noir has a bright and juicy quality while still holding its own against a rich meal.
The stunning Burgundies from Follin Arbelet are some of the most compelling Pinots we sell - pure and intense, with a deep with stony freshness and gorgeous bright fruit framed by well-balanced structure. Their Aloxe villages is deep, complex, and earthy with serious promise for the future.
Vadin Plateau Champagne 1er Cru Bois des Jots Dosage Zero NV
Franck Follin’s long, patient, traditional processes in his cellar—fermenting and aging in older wood, racking by gravity, unfiltered bottling late in the season—accentuate this wine’s natural tendencies to be deep, chewy, and broad-shouldered.
Scar of the Sea Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay Vino de los Ranchos 2020
When it comes to great Burgundy–which is to say great Pinot Noir–it just doesn't get better than Gevrey Chambertin. Chez Geoffroy, theirs are as silky, fresh, and drinkable as Gevrey gets. Ripe and concentrated with notes of rose petal, citrus, and ripe red cherry, this one can age but drinks well now.
Romain Taupenot is a low-intervention winemaker purely by circumstance; his family has acquired Premier Cru plots that don’t need meddling to show their quality, including the lesser known Bel Air in Gevrey Chambertin. This Pinot Noir is nuanced and powerful with notes of black pepper and cooked red fruit.
The village of Beaune produces some of the Côte de Beaune’s most enticing and inviting reds, and yet the city’s wines fly under the radar. Dominique Lafon’s ‘Vignes Franches’ is bold, bracing, and elegant. Bursting with notes of black currant, earth, and spice, drink this today or forget it in the cellar.
Kermit Lynch describes the collection of premier cru & old-vine vineyards held by the Chevillon brothers as something that would make any Pinot Noir growers jealous. Their Bourgogne is incredibly elegant, full & well structured. It boasts notes of ripe red & black fruit with a gorgeous rusticity.
de Villaine Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Rouge La Fortune 2020
This historic estate was founded in 1834, and transitioned fully to organics in 1998, then biodynamics in 2005. The bouquet is fresh and detailed, featuring mineral-rich dark berry fruit laced with bay leaf and black tea. This wine is the essence of “terroir-expressive”.
Domaine des Croix’s clear focus is producing an honest and thoughtful expression of terroir, as is evident in this wine. Coming from two parcels of land, consisting of brown clay and Jurrassic limestone, this pinot noir does justice to the beautiful minerality traditionally found in red burgundy wines.
This wine was produced from grapes harvested from just one parcel of land at Domaine des Croix, planted over 30 years ago. Needless to say, this is a finely tuned, thoughtful red burgundy. Just like the long-underrated appellation of Beaune, winemaker David Croix is humbly and consistently producing top-tier wines, and this is no exception.
Farming at the base of Mount Hood, you’ll find Hiyu where their wizard-like winemaker Nate Ready is producing wine that’s brimming with energy. ‘The May’ is a whole cluster co-fermentation of Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, producing some of the most intensely perfumed wine in their suite of cuvée’s.
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Importer and wine industry icon Becky Wasserman describes David Croix’s wines as “quiet,” but they are anything but boring-- you just have to listen closely. Understated and elegant, this pinot noir from Beaune is a classic red Burgundy that reveals itself to you with each sip.
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