The grey days of January require a little something extra. One bottle sometimes isn’t enough. Fortunately, a little extra something is at hand. Try a liter bottle, you get an extra glass (think of all the fights this could save). Or a Magnum, you get a second bottle (perfect for when you invites that couple over that brings a wine they grabbed at Trader Joes.) Expecting more folks? Just go for the Big Boy, (scroll down and start the marinara sauce.)
2018 L’Archetipo Litrotto Bianco $20
Marchione, Verdeca Fiano, Falanghina
A skin contact white with scents of citrus, yellow fruits and aromatic herbs are wrapped in a marine and Mediterranean breath. The taste is fresh and delicate. Organic/Biodynamic.
2020 Peaceful Living Calcarius Orange Wine $26
A funky, cloudy liter of skin contact white from an organic farmer in southern Italy. Falanghina grown on limestone soils, given 5 days of maceration on the skins developing into a deeply hued orange wine. Fermented with indigenous yeast, no filtering or fining and a small addition of sulfites at bottling only. Organic.
2020 Kiki & Juan Vino Tinto $15
70% Bobal, 10% Tempranillo, 20% Macabeo.
Co fermented with Macabeo (a white grape) this Vinho Tinto is a fresh Spanish wine with bright aromatics of sour cherry, framboise and juniper. Organic, Vegan.
2017 L’Archetipo Litrotto Rosso $19
30% Montepulciano, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Primitivo, 10% Susumaniello
The Litrotto spends 36 months in steel tanks. It has a fine and quite intense fruity and mineral nose. This red blend is balanced, quite tannic, fine and quite tasty. Bio-Dynamic
2013 Giá Langhe Rosso $18
Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo
An easy going Langhe Rosso in a liter bottle. The wine has intense red fruit and violet aromas that make your mouth water for the first sip which is pleasantly dry, smooth and perfectly balanced. This young wine shines with ripened plums and cherries.
Podericellario È! Rosso $20
Hand-harvested into small bins. Spontaneous fermentation. Ten days maceration. Aged in 100hl cement tanks for one year. Bottled with minimal sulphur (~10ppm) and without filtering or fining. It is a great red with a little chill on it. Organic, Natural.
Magnums (1.5 liters)
2015 Avia Cabernet/Merlot $10
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
From Goriska Brda in Slovenia, this red blend is a crowd pleasing deal. Aromas of cherry, blackberry and currants combine and result in flavors that are full bodied yet smooth.
2015 Bousquet Malbec $20
A big bottle of big wine, punchy and grapey on the nose, this bright Malbec feels edgy. Flavors of spicy black cherry and kirsch finish solidly, with a hint of chocolate flavor. Organic.
2017 Tombacco Aglianico $30
The big bottle from Campania in in Southern Italy, Tombacco’s Aglianico is big, rich, warming and smooth. Hints of cherry and red berries, with a marked vanilla and spicy note lead into an excellent mouth feel, elegant and warm, sapid and full-bodied with some spice on the long finish.
2014 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner $60
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 9% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
This delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend comes from several prized estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of blueberry, vanilla and cherries. Several more minutes reveal hints of clove, cinnamon, black licorice and mocha characters. The palate has dark berry flavors along with cedar sweetness and cassis. It finishes with black pepper, boysenberry and a hint of barrel spice. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come. Was $95 now $60 1 bottle available
2014 Pelissero Long Now Langhe Tosso $80
50% Nebbiolo, 50% Barbera
Long Now expresses the concept of long-standing. The nose reveals rich aromas of ripe fruit, blackberry, raspberry and red cherry, framing the subtle notes of vanilla. Velvety, enveloping, fruity and elegant. It closes with a finish of great length. 1 bottle available
2014 Comte de Lauze Châteauneuf-du-Pape $82
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Spicy, cedary nose of blackberries and fresh herbs lifted by a note of lavender; medium- to full-bodied, savory black cherry flavors fill the mouth. Ready and willing.
2008 La Fiorita Bruenello de Montalcino $145
Alluring from start to finish, this boasts cherry, earth, spice and mineral flavors. Firmly structured, remaining vibrant and long on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2026.
The Big Boy (5 liters)
2015 San Felice Chianti Classico $133
80% Sangiovese, 10% Pugnitello, 10% Colorino
Aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and sweet violets. Dry and medium-bodied, it is smooth, rounded, and well-balanced with a savory palate. Get the party started right.