Rioja


Sierra Cantabria Sierra Cantabria $14.00

Cosecha is the new Joven. That's not a new T.V. show, but it is the designation of this Rioja. 100% Tempranillo with no minimum ageing requirements. Young, fresh, ripe black fruits, hints of leather. Great structure and well balanced.



Sierra Cantabria Rose Sierra Cantabria Rose $15.00

This blend from Rioja is a very easy drinking wine with scents of strawberries, pomegranate, and underlying cantaloupe. The palate is more full-bodied and vivacious with notes of strawberry, watermelon, and aniseed with some good acidity to it still. Enjoy this by itself or with a hearty pasta or seafood dish!



La Cana La Cana $19.00

A step up from your average Albarino. From the beautiful coastal region of Galicia in Spain, this juice has a lot going on! A floral bouquet on the nose with minerals and herbs. Peach and apricot on the palate. More complex than you'd expect, not an entry level Albarino.



C.V.N.E Blanco C.V.N.E Blanco $24.00

This famed Rioja producer brings us a delicious blanco. Viura is blended with 20% Fino Sherry for a spectacularly well balanced wine. Green apple, white blossom and stone fruits while the sherry provides a slightly oxidized nutty character. Bigger bodied white with great acidity and finish.



Vina Alberdi Vina Alberdi $25.00

The Rioja Alta region boasts not only some of the most historic vineyards of the area, but it is also the coolsest, and has the altitudes in Rioja. This allows for structured tempranillo balanced with acidity and complex flavors. This reserva shows beautiful black fruit, cedar, fresh dill and coconut from its time spent in 100% American oak. Enjoy slowly and savor.



Lopez De Heredia Tondonia Reserva 2006 Lopez De Heredia Tondonia Reserva 2006 $49.00

Intense aromas of cigar box, dried fruits, dried plums, licorice and flowers. Aged for 6 years in old American oak barrels. This lovely Rioja has both lean and full body, still great acidity and round and ripe textured tannins. Intense and powerful fruit with a spicy finish the last a good while. A traditional blend and style. At 13 you can drink her now or wait another 10.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #1 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Tintero Moscato

    #2 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. (behind by 6 bottles)

  • Ioppa

    #3 Ioppa

    In the northwest area of Piemonte lies the DOC Colline Novaresi, from where this wine hails. 100% Nebbiolo and 100% stainless steel fermentation. Bright red fruits, watermelon rind, grapefruit with a rustic quality indicative of Nebbiolo. Still a bit of structure that makes this wine a certified winner for the summer. (behind by 32 bottles)

  • Lab Rose

    #4 Lab Rose

    What do we know about Portuguese wine? Not enough apparently! This rose is an excuse to better acquaint yourself with this country. Very feminine aromas of strawberry and pink mulberry. Bubblegum on the palate with the slightest bit of tannin to give this rose structure. Can we say patio pounder??!? (behind by 1 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Maimai Syrah

    Maimai Syrah

    So pretty. Brings a clear nose of Gimblett Gravels terroir beneath lush soft blue and black fruit with lovely violet and lavender notes. Palate is clean, balanced and very approachable. Just a hint of the Northern Rhone's meatiness but mostly bright fruit and enough acidity to hold it in check. Maybe the best NZ Syrah out there??

  • Obsidian Cab

    Obsidian Cab

    A wonderful classic CA Cab with solid structure from the altitude and Hungarian oak. Reserved and dark on the nose with aromas of blackberries, hints of black licorice and coffee. Really nice and elegant. Touch on the masculine side with no jammy, jelly jar junk here. Wonderfully different.

  • Chateau Deux Rocs

    Chateau Deux Rocs

    A rose of lovely character, with fleshy red fruit and floral aromas. Its intense fruit and tannic backbone will make it the perfect match for spicy Mexican or Thai food.

  • Augier le singulier

    Augier le singulier

    Founded in 1643, Augier is the oldest producer of cognac in the world! This cognac in particular uses 100% Folle Blanche, providing unique characteristics. Aromatic, fruity notes with subtle nuances of caramel from oaking. Ridiculously smooth and delicious. It's no mystery why Augier have been in business for so long!