Opulent and ripe, this bottle hits all the classic Merlot notes. Grapes are hand harvested and fully destemmed before pressing, allowing the fruit to take center stage. Pair this with Duck Confit for a classic French pairing.
When other vignerons tore out native vines in favor of Syrah and Grenache, Jean-Charles Abbatucci believed in his native grapes. Thankfully, we can still enjoy these native beauties in all their glory in this stunning cuvée from this master of biodynamics. Bright and fresh yet ripe, it is a true crowd pleaser.
This medium-bodied, balanced, fruity and mineral Pinot Noir is undeniably delicious. With freshness and finesse, it delivers everything we want with a roast chicken dinner. It is expressive and nuanced and we can’t get enough.
Anthony, son of famous Beaujolais legend, Jean-Paul Thevenet, tries his own hand at making wine in this famed Cru of the region. Morgon is known for structure, longevity, and quality, and this wine fits the bill. Drink with a slight chill and enjoy!
The Gamay grape is not a variety typically associated with California, and Arnot-Roberts and their high elevation El Dorado Gamay are working to change that. In the glass, in the nose, and on the palate, this noble Gamay appears 100% at home in Cali, displaying brightness, energy, and West Coast verve.
Athletes du Vin is a collective of Loire Valley producers that set out on a mission to bring the winemaker's table to you. These are the everyday wines you will find on winemakers tables littered among goat cheese crottin and heaping jars of rillettes. The wines of Athletes du Vin are meant to be opened often and consumed without pretension. Poured out liberally with cherished friends and good food.
Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc spring to mind when discussing Loire Valley wine but have you ever heard of Pineau d’Aunis? This little-known grape is a hidden gem in the Loire valley. A native grape to the region and a true sponge of terroir. It has a reputation for being extremely finicky to grow and by the 1970s there were only 17 hectares of Pineau d'Aunis remaining in the Loire Valley! Recognizing the importance of preserving native varietals from extinction a few winemakers decided Pineau d'Aunis was worth the additional attention to grow and we are glad they did! At Dedalus, we are on a constant hunt for value-driven chillable reds. A staff favorite and a style of wine that pairs with almost anything or nothing at all. Athletes Pineau d'Aunis is packed with crunchy cherry fruit but showcases its savory side delivering waves of sage and black pepper. If you find yourself gravitating towards more youthful expressions of Beaujolais this will be right up your alley!
Craving a truly transportive experience? Throw a slight chill on this bottle, and enjoy at lunchtime with a slice of roasted pheasant terrine, grilled sausages, and cornichons. You won’t be disappointed!
This nod to Cote Rotie is mostly Syrah with a hint of Viognier, lending some elegance and lighthearted floral aromatics. This wine is five years old, and only starting to develop subtle hints of maturity, with vibrant notes of blueberry, roasted herbs, and earth. The tannins are silky and well-integrated, with ample acidity and freshness.
Franck Balthazar is a flawless winemaker producing some of the most spectacular Syrah in his appellation. The ‘Chaillot’ is inky purple in color, with notes of tobacco, olive & incense aromas intertwined with bitter cherry flavor & a persistent finish. Pair with herb roasted lamb.
The family domaine of Franck Balthazar dates back to the 1930’s & since he took over in 2002, he’s doubled the size of their vineyard sites while maintaining traditions of excellence using natural winemaking practices. The Cornas sings violet aroma, notes of cherry cola & fresh raspberries.
The wines of Domaine Barral are many things: wild, deep, contemplative, funky, even animal. They are all the product of biodynamic viticulture, whole cluster fermentation, and minimal intervention. They are endlessly delicious and intriguing. Enjoy this Faugères for its dark fruit, earth, and slight funk.
Highly respected amongst his peers, Didier Barral lives & works with an uncompromising respect for the environment, especially in the way he championed the biodynamic movement in France. His ‘Faugères Valinière’ is full-bodied & muscular, showing concentrated notes of blue fruit & spices.
Yann Bertrand is a passionate young winemaker dedicated to his craft. He named this cuvee after legendary vigneron and natural wine pioneer, Jules Chauvet. With the excitement of youth and the respect for generations past, this gamay is full of life and so very drinkable.
Yann Bertrand trained under the most iconic Beaujolais producers including Jean Foillard and Yvon Métras. Farming organically and harvesting by hand, his practices are an homage to his family and the producers who’ve preceded him. Yann says “ I like this wine for its structure, for the restaurant.”
Please note: Limit 12 bottles per customer. Orders above this will not be filled.
Coming from a family of vignerons, Yann Bertrand is bringing a fresh take on the great wines of cru Beaujolais. He may be young, but with the guidance of the masters, he’s rising to the top of the new generation of Beaujolais producers at lightning speed.
Please note: Limit 12 bottles per customer. Orders above this will not be filled.
Patrick Bouju does it all. He runs every aspect of the winery, from working in the vineyards by horse, to bottling, labeling, and bookkeeping, ensuring quality at every stop of the process. This hand-harvested Gamay is bright, juicy, and versatile.
It is famously difficult to find great Pinot Noir on a budget. The finesse and elegance we expect from great Pinot just can't often be found for under twenty five bucks. And if you're looking for something farmed organically? Even harder yet. That is, except this rare gem that checks all our boxes. It is unapologetically simple yet sublime for its crunchy red fruits, tempting floral notes, and earthy aromatics. You simply can't get better Pinot at this price point anywhere. Work this into your regular rotation. You won't regret it.
One of the things that makes this wine special is that the vineyards are of premier cru quality, yet maintain great value. Aged for a year plus in barrel, Bouvier’s wine develops complex layers of flavor. Elegant and balanced, this is a wine to enjoy with your friends over cheese and charcuterie.
Nuits d’Ivresse or “Drunken Nights” is an homage to the work of Jules Chauvet, using absolutely no sulfur whatsoever. This cuvee is made from 50 year old vines, then aged in oak for a year - resulting in a deep smoked Cabernet Franc with notes of charred green bell pepper and earthy clay.
This light, spunky red is one of the most exciting summer arrivals year in and year out. Made from Grolleau, a rare native grape to the region, it is mineral-driven and snappy like a great Cab Franc with so much more drinkability. Think black pepper, bright cranberry, and agave. Drink cool.
Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 2017
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”.
Chantereves Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Paris l'Hôpital 2018
Straight-forward and to the point, this Pinot Noir isn’t messing around. Grown on granite, this structured wine showcases earthy mushrooms and fresh Rainier cherries. This is the perfect wine to enjoy with our charcuterie, ratatouille, or a rich stew.
For this cuvee, David uses fruit grown in the high-elevation hills of Lantignié-just a stone’s throw away from the cru of Régnié. While this is classified as ‘Beaujolais-Villages’ there is also a movement to promote the region to ‘cru’ status. Light, juicy, and imbued with an unmistakable sense of terroir.
Of all producers solidly footed in the 'new school' Beaujolais movement, none is more pedigreed than Domaine Chapel. Son of the famed Alain Chapel of gastronomic and Michelin-starred fame, David spent time with Mathieu Lapierre learning to make Beaujolais the old-school (read: natural) way. 2018 brings us two brand new wines from this burgeoning estate, all sourced from organically-farmed parcels of old vines situated on impossibly steep hillsides. This is hand-produced, painfully pure Gamay at its best. It's every bit as lovely as Lapierre's Morgon and every other top-tier Beaujolais we proudly stock. It's also extremely limited, so get it while you can!
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.