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Run by father-and-son team Bernard and Rudy, the Champagne house Bernard Rémy lies in the small town of Allemant at the heart of Chardonnay-focused Côte des Blancs. Bernard founded the house in 1968 and debuted his own bottlings in the 1970s. Rudy began learning winemaking under his father in 1996 before finally taking over the estate in 2008. This bottle has everything you want from a Champagne made from Chardonnay grown on limestone soils. Fresh and brioche-y apple tart greets you on the nose, followed by a palate of cutting acidity and minerality. Quintessential. -mikey

NV JOSEPH PERRIER 'CUVÉE ROYALE,' Pinot Noir | Chardonnay | PINOT MEUNIER, Montagne de Reims


NV COLLET 'ART DECO,' Pinot Noir | Chardonnay |PINOT MEUNIER, Montagne de Reims


NV LACOURTE-GODBILLON ‘TERROIRS D'ECUEIL,’ Pinot Noir | Chardonnay, Montagne de Reims


Lacourte-Godbillon is a family house that for many years farmed grapes to sell to large Champagne houses. And, what quality those houses would have received! A newcomer to the city of Chicago, and quite thankful for its arrival. Steely, mineral driven, finesse bubbles.

NV LACOURTE-GODBILLON ‘Mi Pentes,’ Pinot Noir | Chardonnay, Montagne de Reims


NV Pierre Paillard 'Les parcelles,' Bouzy, Montagne de rEIms


Bouzy is home to Grand Crus for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This highly sought after combo provides a broud shouldered Champagne with a striking tone of finesse.

NV roger coulon 'l'Hommée,' vrigny, montagne de rEIms


Our "go to" selection if you're looking for that classic "toasty, yeasty, rich" style. The Chardonnay spends seven months in barrel and the complete wine spends five years in bottle before disgorgement.

NV Pertois-moriset 'les quatre terroirs' brut, grand cru, les mesnil-sur-oger


WOW! What a sophisticated and utterly indulgent Blanc des Blancs that rivals its massively more expensive neighbors. Low dosage and a high percentage of the yearly wine weave together like soft Turkish sheets. Grand Cru Blanc des Blancs does not have to cost over $500!


We choose to highlight these winemakers and emerging regions for a couple of important reasons. These winemakers farm biodynamically with mostly indigenous varietals, which is really important to hedge against climate change. Synergy with mother nature is going to be integral in beating the high temps and drastic weather heading our way, and these regions are poised to continue making wines for generations to come. The Monserrate mountain range provides a barrier from the harsh hails and heavy rains experienced by other regions. indigenous varietals thrive in Penedès with deep rootstocks to find water in arid conditions. Then the terroir! Any chunk of limestone at Raventos or conglomerate rock at Gramona will be full of ancient sea life, which after 16 million years equals pure minerality. Call me crazy, but sometimes I swear I can taste a hint of crustacean shell. - Nik

2016 Raventos 'Textures de Pedra’ Xarel·lo | Sumoll | Bastard Negra, Conca Del Riu Anoia


No dosage and 42 months on native yeasts from the vineyard, along with some rare red Xarel·lo Vermell vines planted in 65’. The grape variety Sumoll (sue-moy) also makes up part of this wine, from the highest-elevation plot at Raventos, El Serral.

2017 Raventos ‘De La Finca’ Xarel·lo |  Macabeu |  Parellada, Conca Del Riu Anoia


No dosage and 30 months on lees from 57 year old Xarel·lo vines. Coming from a later-than-usual harvest, this bottle exhibits a fine mousse and nice acid to enjoy with anything from our food menu, even if we decide to add a wasabi dish :)

2009 Gramona ‘Celler Batlle’ Xarel·lo |  Macabeu, Corpinnat


Yes, 111 months on the lees, then disgorged in June 2019. Don’t expect much brioche---this wine is fresh, as if you took a time machine back to 2012. An excellent example of why the fossil-ridden terroir of Penedès and lees aging are such a fine marriage. If you are going to indulge, why not try it next to its younger sibling ‘Imperial’.

2014 Gramona ‘III LUSTRO’ Xarel·lo |  Macabeu, Corpinnat


86 months on the lees :) this is all from estate farm Font de Jui, 22 hectares stretching from the Anoia River to Mas Escorpi hill over looking the town of Sant Sadurní

2014 Gramona ‘Imperial’ Xarel·lo |  Macabeu |  Parellada, Corpinnat


About half the lees aging as Celler Batlle, Tonya and I ended up opening 3 bottles of this the day we visited the winery. First after a horseback ride through the vineyards with Jesus, second with the Gramona team over lunch, and then for dinner because ‘wine not?’, we’re on a roll! There is about 8% Chardonnay as the D.O. Corpinnat allows up to 10% non-indigenous grapes.

2000 Recaredo ‘Turo d’en Mota’ Cava Brut Nature


After nearly a decade on lees, this single vineyard Xarello is the finest Cava currently available & could easily rival great Champagnes. This vintage predates the formation of DO Corpinnat which Recaredo was a founding member of.

2015 Recaredo ‘TERRES’ CORPINNAT Brut NatuRE Xarel·lo | Macabeu | MONASTRELL


60 months on the lees and all the usual suspects here. Beside the addition of a little Monastrell, what sets Recaredo apart from Gramona and Raventos is the mousse. It is soft from a freshly opened bottle creating a beautiful body and mouthfeel as the layers start to peel away into aroma. There is minerality, fruit and acid but in way more subtle shades than other producers.

Sparkling – WORLD WIDE

Another Rare opportunity! The beguiling wines from Costadilà are back! These are not your "Brunch Prosecco" I can assure you ;-)
The numbers Notate the elevation, in meters, of the parcel from which the wine comes from.
330 Slm
Initial fermentation and aging occurs only in stainless steel before it's bottled, and referments with that vintages must
NV Red Tail Ridge ‘Perpetual Change,’ Brut Nature, Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, New York


“Round. Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel...” Nancy Irelan’s masterpiece blend of mostly Chardonnay (57%) and Riesling (32.5%) low dosage and one of the most unique bouquets and flavor profiles I’ve ever had in a sparkling wine. Oh! And, a Velociraptor!

NV Divella Gussago ‘Blanc de Blancs,’ Chardonnay, Italy


This wine blew my mind. I pushed the Franciacorta rock up hill in this business far too long, to zero effect. My first thoughts upon tasting this? Alessandra Divella is producing Blanc de Blancs on par with the two Jacques (Selosse and Lassaigne, in Champagne) at a fraction of the price!



Brothers, Jean-Guillaume and Romaine, grew up among the vines of Burgundy. They craft an incredible, dry, white cherry laden sparkler which is rare in this region.


NV Belluard 'Mont Blanc,' Gringet, Ayse, Savoie, France


Dominique Belluard, whom the world lost at the tender age of 55, in 2021, crafts one of the most enigmatic sparkling wines outside of Champagne, from the Gringet grape. Heralded for it's sense of place and ability to age, I was hesitant to add it to the menu. After enjoying a bottle, at BAMBINO in Paris, to much delight and reflection on life, it was time to release our minuscule allocation.

2010 Bisson ‘Abissi’ Spumante, Portofino, Liguria, Italy


One of the world’s sparkling wine treasures, this is matured on its lees 200 feet under the sea, emerging from the water with barnacles and seaweed intact on the bottle; a gentle wine of total saline-edged finesse.


Sparkling – Pétillant Naturel • Méthod Ancestrale

2019 OCTáGONO, red blend, san felipe, guanajuato, Mexico (sparkling red)


I met Marcelo Castro Vera, by chance, while endlessly searching for any sort of "natural wine" while in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, last year. I was blown away by his commitment to produce wines in the ancient Georgian method. Truly pleasurable, grippy and juicy. Party on!

2019 BRENDAN TRACEY Barbarian Muscat Brute, Loire Valley, France

Barbarian is a big body wine, super fresh with explosive mousse. Branden and his son Sean vinify wines from 10 different varieties that younger, more adept farmers harvest. Brendan Tracey has been around the block and his physical abilities are not what they used to be when he was opening for Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys in California. He was born in the US and his mother was French. Bouncing back and forth between here and there he began making wine in 2010 but let the vineyard life go in 2015 focusing on winemaking. He got that P.M.A!

French Whites – Loire Valley

2019 Domaine de la Pépière 'Clisson,' Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet Sèvre & Maine


Marc Ollivier is a titan when it comes to producing incredibly complete Melon de Bourgogne. While this is his last vintage before retiring to the North Coast, due to some catastrophic vintages, it will be the last we see for a few years. Take full advantage with a big plate of oysters!

2021 Agnès et René mosse 'magic of Ju-Ju,' Chenin Blanc, Anjou


One of our favorite families in the wine world. Chenin with body, nuance and so much fun to drink! 

2020 Bellivière 'Prémices,' Chenin Blanc, Jasnières


Fruit forward Chenin, and that is the goal with Premices. A barrel selection of the most fruit forward and the reason I fell in love with this grape oh so many years ago!


2019 Ludovic Chanson 'Les Perchers,' Chenin Blanc, Montlouis-Sur-Loire


Chanson's "Perchers" reminds me greatly of Mark Angeli's, Sansonniere Chenin's except for the fact I have more than two bottles in inventory and the price is as sexy as the juice itself!

2018/19 Le Sot de L'Ange, Chenin Blanc, Azay le Rideau


I dig Quentin Bourse's wines, especially his Chenin and couldn't wait to get it back in the cellar. Leaning more to the peach, lime, and balanced residual sugar.

2019 Château de l'EperonNière, Chenin Blanc, Savennières


A classic example of Chenin and one that I have enjoyed throughout my career. The name may be difficult to say, so just ask for the Chenin Charles sold to Dave Chapelle many many moons ago!

2021 Domaine Cherrier Pere at Fils, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre


Cherrier family are among the best producers of those famous little round wheels of goat cheese, Crottins de Chavignol. Founded in 1930 the domaine is 99% Sauvagnon blanc with a 1% pinot for their rose. 25 acres of gravelly limestone soils, caillotes, minerality in their wine. 35 year old vines with grass between the rows are managed traditionally using organic fertilizers. Fermentation in enameled cement vats ensures purity of each vintage. Bottling is done early on in order to preserve the freshness and delicacy.

2020 Bow & Arrow 'fool's gold,' Chardonnay | Sauvignon blanc, Willamette Valley, OR


You know when you're drinking a Bow & Arrow wine that it is going to have a Loire-esque vibe to them. "Fool's Gold" is winemaker Scott Frank's nod to a Cheverny blanc (50% Chardonnay, 50% Sauvignon Blanc). I must say, he nailed it! A crowd pleaser? No. A WOW-pleaser!

French Whites – Chablis & Burgundy

2020 Julien Brocard 'La Boissonneuse,' Chablis


Julien Brocard is the son of notable Chablis producer, Jean-Marc, and has taken over making wines for both labels. Julien concentrates on farming that combats the changing climate, slow oxygenation in large oak vats, which in turn expresses each of his seven places. Intense blend of peach, salinity, without being overpowering. 

2020 Julien Brocard, Montée de Tonnerre, 1ER Cru, Chablis


The 2020 vintage was one of the best France has seen in years. Hard to believe with everything else going on that year. Be bullish if you love Chablis, there probably won't be any 2021's. Montée de Tonnerre sits next to the famous Grand Crus, yet is only a Premier. Which isn't all that bad because the price would be tripled if so.

2018 Duplessis, Vaillons, 1er Cru, Chablis


Gerard Duplessis wines always ooze with class. Vaillons has always been a favorite Premier Cru for me due to it's approachability with structure of the Grand Crus.



Multi-parcel selection, with minimal intervention, kissed with used oak. This is a definitively "modern" white Burgundy laden with tropical fruits and brûléed pineapple. 



Single parcel, exhibiting more of the traditional profile one would expect from White Burg. Some lemon curd, some nutty, some tropical, equals pure enjoyments

2016 “Le Vendangeur Masqué” BY OLIVIER DE MOORViognier | Chardonnay | Clairette | Roussanne
‘En si Belle Compagnie Meridionale,’ Southern Rhône 
Round, dry, with classic notes of macadamia nut, white almond, straw, sunflower. Excellent length on the finish to be enjoyed with fatty fish

A selection of beguiling wines from the incomparable duo,

Alice et Olivier de moor

SOLD OUT 2019, 2020 Aligoté, Burgundy


SOLD OUT 2020 'Chitry,' Chardonnay, Burgundy


2020 'l'Humeur du Temps,' Chardonnay, Chablis 


2020 'sans Bruit,' Sauvignon Blanc, St.Bris, Burgundy


2020 Vendangeur Masqué, Chardonnay, Chablis


French Whites – Jura

2018, Dom. de la Touraize, savagnin, Arbois

I hate to be a broken record, but there's just not enough Labet anymore. However, Neil Rosenthal, the legendary importer that introduced the US to another legend, Jacques Puffeney, is incredible at finding the next great winemakers in Jura. The Morin's Savagnin is fermented "sous voile" so expect those brown butter/nutty with intense acid you're know and love!

French Whites – Other Regions

The last of their kind, from the Maestro of Gringet, 
The late Dominique Belluard 
(Minuscule quantities available, don't be surprised if it's already sold out)
2019 'Les Alpes'


A blend of two parcels that are fermented and aged in concrete eggs separately before being combined in tank. A lighter, dancier look at Gringet


2020 'Le Feu'


'Le Feu' comes off a vineyard that is nightmarishly steep and insanely difficult to work by hand, yet yields a robust flavor profile that should be revered as an absolute triumph at this price!

2019 Domaine des Masques 'Exception,' Chardonnay, Bouches Du Rhône, Provence


Aix-en-Provence is world renowned for it's production for stunning rosé. Can we now add Chardonnay to its CV? Only when Yves Cuilleron is making the wine. 

2020 Les Deplaude de Tartaras 'Regards Croises,' White Blend, Northern Rhône


Here's a unique blend of grapes that aren't all recognized as wines of the region. Jacquere, Roussanne, Chasselas, Ravat Blanc(?), and Clairette combine to form a tropical  fruit, with straw tannin, power pop. 

2019 Dard & ribo, marsanne | rousanne, crozes-hermitage, Northern Rhône


A rare treat to be offered the white wine from luminariers, Rene-Jean and Francois. You'll probably have this introduced to you if you're search includes "something from Burgundy."

2018 vernay 'coteau de Vernon,' Viognier, condrieu, Northern Rhône


The gold standard, the late Georges Vernay was the epicenter of Condrieu. His daughter has ran with the mantle and hasn't missed a beat. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to experience the first vintage after his passing at a fraction of its typical cost. A Webster's exclusive.

2021 Matin Calme 'Ose,' Carignan Gris | Grenache Blanc, Languedoc-Roussillon


Anthony Guix blends in a little Muscat á Petite Grains and Macabeu for a wild ride of a wine that will keep you on red alert with every glass.

2021 Bruno Duchêne 'Luna Blanc,' Xarel-Lo | Vermentino | Chardonnay, Banyuls


Another example of the ever increasing "Vin de la Communauté Européenne." Xarel-Lo from Penedes, Spain; Vermentino from France's south-central region, Aude; and Chardonnay from the Mâcon. Confused? No need to be. Pure rebellious vignerons turning there nose up at the establishment.

ITALIAN, Spanish, & Canary Islands Whites

Sono Montenidoli, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

“The true winemakers are the ones who know how to speak with the earth, the ones that know how to speak with the vines, the ones that are not crushing the earth because they are the boss, but they are the servants, they know how to speak with the leaves, they know how to go and help a grape to go on, and help a grape get ripe, and that is the way to make a wine”. These words are literally why Elisabetta Fagiuoli’s wines are all over our list. She knows how to stand alone in her stern, tough demeanor but never in a brutal or unpleasant way.

2020 'Tradizionale' Vernaccia di San Gimignano


The old way of making Vernaccia is where the namesake comes from for Tradizionale. Strict organic farming, a little skin maceration and fermented in glass lined concrete vats is apparently the tradition. This wine has been a favorite for years and always packs a lot of value for the cost.

2021 'Fiore' Vernaccia di San Gimignano


Elisabetta calls this a true Vernaccia or the purest expression of the DOCG. The fruit comes from the highest parts of the vineyard she considers as her Gran Cru. The free run juice goes directly to the stainless steel vats and after fermentation, refines on the lees for extended time.

2018 Montenidoli 'Il Templar' Vernaccia | Trebbiano | Malvasia Bianca 


Il Templar is made from free run juice released by piles of grapes as their skins split under their own weight and vinified in memory of the medieval knights, who lived at Montenidoli. The Templar Knights fermented white wines in wood and this elaboration has characteristics akin to white Burgundy.

2020 'Vinbrusco' Toscana, Trebbiano | Malvasia


Before Vernaccia took centerstage the peasantry of San Gimignano would make white wine from other varieties. Common folk would harvest a little to make wine before picking the the Vernaccia so they had something to drink. Limited to 3000 bottles, Elisabetta also make a little of this historic wine. Vinbrusco does sit on the skins to add debth but not to the extent where it would be considered orange wine.


2020 Samuel Cano ‘Aire en el patio La Tarancona’ Airén La Mancha, Spain


Samuel Cano hand harvested this 100% Airen between rows of garlic and potatoes. The Cano family have been farmers for generations at the vertex of Cuenca, Toledo and Ciudad Real. It’s Samuel’s farming knowhow that produces a perfect grape capable of making his wines. There is no big production here as everything is done by hand. Only 8000 bottles are produced on a patio and from of rooms in an old house. The farm is at 800 meters above sea level. Yeasts from the vineyard spontaneously start fermentation during or after 15 days of skin contact in upright barrels without lids. I bet their is a little prayer involved too. (the crown cap is a complete mystery)



Another thing that stuck with me from our last Spain trip was drinking still Xarel-lo. It was all over the place and every bottle revealed unique expressions of the variety. Some of them knocked our socks off while others we just knocked back. I have been looking for a version for Webster’s since ever since and I am happy to say that we found it! Recaredo of Corpinatt DO makes a wine within the Penedes DO that fits the bill. It’s biodynamically farmed from single a family owned vineyard, hand picked and fermented from indigenous yeasts unfiltered. That being said this wine is clean, elegant and everything we want to share with you! They only made 1,633 bottles so try one of the 24 while we have them. Imported by Rosenthal distributed by Cream Wine Co.



MIND BLOWN ALERT!. I rarely if ever get offered the exceptional Sardinian stylings from Gianfranco Manca, let alone a white wine! "Tino" is a 2020 only vintage (insert unicorn emoji here). This is a direct press wine, so don't expect the usual "skin contact natty" aspect. 

2019 los Loros 'Siete Lomas,' Marmajuelo | Gual, Valle de Güímar, Canary Islands


Juan Francisco co-ferments these two indigenous grapes, grown from vines in the volcanic soils that overlook the North Atlantic Sea, closer to Africa than that of Spain. More akin to Spain's white wines of Rioja than zippy Albariño, not a "patio pounder," it's more contemplative.

German & American Riesling



Sybille Kuntz represents Mosel riesling on our list because she is an archetype of the region. The Kuntz family has lived in the middle Mosel countless generations and Sybille herself grew up balancing up and down the 70% inclined vineyard slopes. She makes powerful wines with intense aromas. “Riesling is the Mosel and Mosel is Riesling” is Sybille justification for only growing the single varietal in all of her biodynamically farmed 15 hectares. Some of the oldest vines are over 100 years and dive down 15 meters into the grey Devonian slate for nutrients. That minerality and the long growing season give this wine power and that addictive petrol riesling lovers relish.

2019 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstader Kabinett Troken Riesling, PFALZ, GERMANY


‘Rast’ich so rost’ich’ or if ‘We rest We rust’ is KR’s motto adorning every label of their expertly made wines. They are not talking about the aging potential here as these wines get better and better with time in the bottle. Their motto comes from the winery’s tradition for intensely hard work and strict honor to traditional farming and winemaking practices. KR is one of the oldest cellars in the Pfalz. The 750 year old ‘Steinacker’ or ‘stony acre’ produces the estate Kabinett Riesling which after several passes by a family, who has been preforming the harvest for the last 30 years, the light green berries are spontaneously fermented from their own yeasts in neutral wooden casks. All of the wines are kept on the lees for at least seven or eight months before bottling where they continue to develop.

2019 j.b. becker, wallufer walkenberg, spätlese trocken, riesling, rheingau, germany


"Becker's wines will not  taste like the other wines coming out of Rheingau and Hans-Josef Becker just doesn't give a rip."-VB An incredible display of stone, herb, with uncommon savory, earthy tones. Angular and austere, pondering and contemplative

2019 Brooks, Riesling, Willamette Valley, Oregon


An outstanding example of domestic Riesling from our friends at Brooks. Don't underestimate how much complexity is going on at this price range.

North AmericaN WhiteS​

​2020 Frenchtown Farms 'Pearl Thief,' Sauvignon | Roussanne | Semillon, North Yuba, California


Aaron and Cara Mockrish are atemtpting to accomplish what Gideon Beinstock (Clos Saron) has for the last 20+ years, utilize what the Earth and weather provide them to make highly sought after wines. The North Yuba AVA of the Sierra Foothills, is as fascinating a terroir as the people that live there. These three expressions provide a comprehensive view of this thought.



I freakin' love it when a wine takes me by surprise and instantly becomes my new fav. I was especially surprised by Gina Giugni's Sauvignon Blanc from 15 miles east of the coast. Gina is a second generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker who started her ‘Lady of the Sunshine’ project with a focus on organic/biodynamic vineyard sites and additive/manipulation free winemaking. Inspired by old world techniques this wine is foot trodden, whole pressed, fermented from native yeasts in neutral french oak, aged on the lees for 7 months and bottled with out filtration. All that being said this wine is a clean precise elevation of Sauvignon Blanc giving it unexpected character and complexity I do not normally expect from the variety. Excellent work!


Skin Contact Whites (‘Orange’)

2020 Mas Goma 'Joan,' Xarel-Lo, Penedès, spain


From 70 year old vines that have seen the conversion into low intervention farming, the wine is naturally fermented and put into amphora for six months. Insane freshness, texture, and complexity
SOLD OUT--2020 Enderle & Moll, Grauburgunder, Baden, Germany


Grauburgunder (aka Pinot Gris) when left on the skins, in this case 10 months, turns an exotic copper/rose color that. The flavors are exquisitely favorable for food pairing, with just enough tanning to separate it from a rosé.
2017 filipo Manetti 'Menis,' albana, Emilia-romagna, italy


Albana spends nine months in amphora that are not underground, but are packed in dirt for temperature control. Reminiscentof the great Oslavian"orange" wines like Vodopivec, Gravner.
2018 ČOTAR, Malvazija (aka Malvasia), Kras, Slovenia


Branko Čotar owned two very successful restaurants, in which he caught the wine bug. He completely planted his vineyard himself, an amazing feat! The vineyard sits on iron rich, red limestone. The Malvazija macerates on its skins for four to ten days before half is racked into new oak, and the rest in two years and older for roughly 18 months. This wine will age like a glacier, but something this good is hard not to drink now!
2021 Matassa 'Cuvée Marguerite,' Macabeu | Muscat, Roussillon, France 


Tom Lubbe has the ability to make me snort laugh and excite my palate with stunning wine. This wildly aromatic wine has such impressive structure, that I was initially puzzled. It's an herbal explosion like freshly grinding herbs in a stone mortar; natty and fun

2021 Matassa 'Olla Blanc,' Macabeu | Muscat, Roussillon, France 


Coume de l'Olla is a "lieu-dit" of Catalan varietals that gives you an entry into Tom's style. Not as brash as Marguerite or Alexandria, but great skin contact white wine!

2020 Dom. de la touraize 'zeste,' Savagnin, Arbois, jura, France 


This is a rarity, but I promise, not a novelty, skin contact wine from the Jura! And it's really exciting stuff. Less about sous voile flavors and more about incredible texture. This wine can stand up to any food you put in front of it!




No matter the season, a bottle of Txakoli (Chaw-ko-lee), a porron, and a few friends is always the beginning for a good time!



Wine selections in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico are bad. And, natural wines, nearly nonexistent. Trust me! So, it was with great delight that I had lunch with Webster's owners at an incredible restaurant and was introduced to the wines of Octágono. I fell head overheels in love! Then, I found out the owner, Marcelo Vera, lives in San Miguel! The wines are newly imported to Chicago. Every single wine made at Octagono is fermented in clay pots, much like the Georgian kvevri. The definition of zero intervention and absolutely zero sulfites added. Every bit as great as the orange!

2021 Guiberteau Vin Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Saumur, France


Thank goodness Romain Guiberteau learned to make wine under Nady Foucault instead of becoming a lawyer. Romain makes it seem easy to create great wine in Saumur, but not everyone has the intuition you need to take a less is more approach, letting time and nature elaborate the amazing terrior of his plots. My hunch is it is a magic you learn quietly, over many vintages listening to the whispers from the barrels in the ‘glacially cold’ cellars at Clos Rougeard. I would have probably quit law school too. For those who like getting butterflies from unicorn wines, here is a serious rosé, complex and savory with some gorgeous herbal notes that tug a my heart strings.

2021 Bruno Duchêne 'La Luna Rosé,' GSM Blend, Banyuls, France


This common blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, is anything but common! Bruno's wines are always expressive, inviting, and pleasurable. A rare allocation!



One of the best vintages I've tasted of this perennial favorite. Its heady field blend that channels volcanic intensity into wild fruit. 

2020 Frenchtown Farms 'Cecelia,' Syrah | Sauvignon | Grenache, North Yuba AVA, Sierra Foothills, CA


Aaron and Cara Mockrish are atemtpting to accomplish what Gideon Beinstock (Clos Saron) has for the last 20+ years, utilize what the Earth and weather provide them to make highly sought after wines. The North Yuba AVA of the Sierra Foothills, is as fascinating a terroir as the people that live there. These three expressions provide a comprehensive view of this thought.


French Reds – Loire Valley

2021 Noëlla Morantin 'La Boudinerie,' Gamay, Touraine


Although Noëlla doesn't have the involvement in the Clos Roche Blanche vineyards like the two fellas that are now the caretakers, her Gamay does more to bring back that flavor memory of vintages past. This wine is an absolute gem!

2020 Bellivière 'Rouge-Gorge,' Pineau d'Aunis, Coteaux-Du-Loir


Pineau d'Aunis is a peppery grape, but will not, as the translation implies, turn your throat red. One of the finest elaborations of this grape is you're searching from Gamay, or Pinot Noir alternatives.

2018 Noëlla Morantin 'Tango Atlantico,' Cabernet Franc | Côt, Touraine


Every sentiment I penned above regarding Noëlla's Gamay applies here, in spades! 

2016 Olga Raffault ‘La Picasses,’ Cabernet Franc, Chinon


From one of the sweetest couples in the wine world. The 2016 is showing all the archetypal characteristics we love in Cab Franc, from Chinon. These wines should be monumentally more expensive. The lesson here, lovely people aren't greedy!


2008 Olga Raffault ‘La Picasses,’ Cabernet Franc, Chinon


A rare opportunity to experience the phenomenal longevity of Raffault's Cab Franc! These library releases are highly sought after and never dissappoint!


2016 Catherine et pierre breton 'clos sénéchal,’ Cabernet Franc, bourgueil


Across the Loire River from Chinon sits Bourgueil. If you seek an expression of Cab Franc that shows depth and precision, look no further. 

Try a North american Version!

2020 Limited ADDdition, cabernet franc, eola sPRINGS vineyard, Willamette Valley, OR


Old vine Cabernet Franc that represents itself closely to its Chinon and Bourgueil brethren. A tremendous blend of New World ripeness with Old World savory notes. The vines thrive in the rocky, thin volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills. Not to be missed!


French Reds – Beaujolais

(Gamay)(Crus listed from North to South)
2018 maison de belles lies, Beaujolais-Villages


Pierre Fenals left his career in fashion to pursue a second act as a winemaker. He was enthralled by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner's theories on biodynamic farming thus wanting to incorporate the same practices. Gamay that could easily be confused as Pinot Noir from neighboring Burgundy.

2020 Julie Balagny 'Minouche,' Saint-Amour


Julie left her life in Paris to pursue a life in winemaking, eventually being mentored by Yvon Metras. Her property was perfect for farming biodynamically and her wines show it! This is the first time we've been able to offer her incredible Gamay and I couldn't be happier to share it with you! Incredible juice!

2020 Anne-Sophie Dubois 'l'Alchemiste,' Fleurie


Hailing from Champagne, and trained in Burgundy, Anne-Sophie chose Beaujolais, namely Fleurie, as the region to ply her trade simply do to economics. And, we are all glad she did! Her wines are as soulful as the legendary "Gang of Four" wines. A true rising star!

2018 Damien Coquelet (Co-Ka-lay), CHIROUBLES


When someone mentions the Crus, Chiroubles, Damien's wines are my north star. If this Crus was a child on The Brady Bunch, it would have a huge "Marcia, Marcia, MARCIA" vibe. See how it overcomes the "cute" finesse of Fleurie and everyone's "most popular, most beloved" Morgon.

2018 Antoine Sunier, Morgon


I always know when I'm drinking an Antoine Sunier wine because it's exhibits so many more savory notes than his contemporaries, in Morgon. 

2020 ChristiAn Ducroux 'Exspectatia,' Régnié


Christian is NOT one of the "new blood" vintners revitalizing Beaujolais. On the contrary, he has long championed regenerative farming since the '80's. His grapes produce some of the most purely flavored in the region. 

2017 Alex Foillard, Brouilly


Jean’s son, Alex, is sprinting with the family torch in non-intervention farming, minimal intervention, and bonkers good Bojo.

2019 Pierre Cotton, Côte de Brouilly


I gush with glee regarding Pierre’s wines and thrilled to finally see them come to Chicago! I begged. A LOT. See why.

2020 Vivanterre, Gamay, Moulin Au Vent & Brouilly


The blend of Gamay from pink granite Moulin Au Vent with the power of Brouilly combines for a "hearty" Beaujolais style. Check. This. OUT!



There's a lot of rumors regarding new Crus in Beaujolais and this area south of Brouilly certainly could be. Raphael's grandfather planted this parcel in 1950. Single parcel, old vine Gamay at this price is becoming as uncommon as low gas prices. 


French Reds – Burgundy

2020 CHAPUIS FRÈRES, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne


Tasty little gem from brothers, Romaine and Jean-Guillaume. Nice dark cherry, almond bark, and lengthy acidity. Check out their Chardonnay's on the menu as well!

2015 Domaine guillot-broux 'la myotte,' Pinot Noir, Mâcon


From the oldest vines on the estate comes this intensely driven, lithe expression of Pinot; stunning purity.

Domaine Rougeot Père & Fils, Pinot Noir, Meursault, Côte-D'Or

You are probably familiar with the wines from Dominique Derain as the quintessential Burgundy producer of non-intervention wines let me introduce you to Pierre-Henri Rougeot. Growing up in Burgundy instilled the "Burgundian" wine making mentality, but it was his exposure to the minimal, soft-touch producers in the Loire and Cahors that shaped his views on utilizing those techniques, in Burgundy. I am proud to offer two selections imported to the US by the great Josh Adler, who sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year and taken from us way too young. 

2017 'Les Vaux' Bourgogne


2017 'Clos des Roses' Pommard


French Reds – Jura & savoie
2020 Dom. de La Touraize 'Les Corvées,' Trousseau, Arbois, Jura


Unfortunately, there's just not enough Labet to last forever anymore. However, I highly suggest checking out the wines from André-Jean and Héléana Morin! This is stunningly gorgeous Trousseau that reminds me of the old Puffeney's.

2020 Camille et Mathieu Apffel 'Soleyane,' mondeuse, Savoie


Camille and Mathieu have created quite a stir in their burgeoning winemaking career. Soleyane is a nod to the original Domaine name from which they currently lease the vines. This ultimate "sweater weather" crinkly leaves and stew wine. 

Alice bouvot, domaine de L'octavin

jura, france

there are simply not enough words to describe to you what alice's wines exemplify, but if i had to choose one, it would be, committed. 


2019 'les Roi des Cépages,' Riesling


2018 'Elle Aime,' Pinot Noir | Chardonnay


2018 'zerlina,' Pinot noir | trousseau


2019 'Dorabella,' poulsard


French Reds – Bordeaux 

2020 Le Puy 'Duc des Nauves' merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon, Côtes de Bordeaux


2008 Maison Blanche, Merlot | Cabernet Franc, MOntagne Saint-Emilion


The flagship bottling is comprised from vines converted to organic farming in 2008 and certified biodynamic in 2013. Once it opens up in the decanter, look for meaty/savory notes. The 08's are aging beautifully, if you grew great fruit!



The soils around Arsac, is comprised of clay, which leads to more fruit driven wines. Little oak is used, and not needed. Give this plenty of time in the glass and have us decant it for you. Outstanding!

French Reds – Northern Rhône

2020 Baptiste Nayrand ‘L’Astrale,’ Gamay, Coteaux du Lyonnais


Just outside of the vibrant city of Lyon sits a small hamlet, Millery. Baptiste only produces L’Astrale in the best vintages, so take advantage!

SOLD OUT 2020 Maison Stephan, syrah, chasse-sur-rhône


Proving "natural wine" isn't a "fad" or just "having a moment" Jean-Michel is well into 30+ vintages utilizing the minimal intervention farming practices garnered from Jules Chauvet and Beaujolais "Gang of Four." Released a mere six months after harvest, expect a lighter Syrah profile.

2020 Vincent paris, Syrah, Crozes-Hermitage


I've really become captivated with the recent proliferation of producers crafting Syrah that aren't always clunky, wound up tight, and unapproachable for 6-7 years. I love Syrah for it's delicate aromatics, as well as it's more pronounced. Don't confuse "light" for balance.

2020 Les Depalude de Tartaras 'Mine Du rien,' Mornen Noir, Crozes-Hermitage


Ever had a Mornen Noir?? Odds are the answer is "no." And, that's why you're at Webster's! We have one from terrific vignerons. This is a breezy, grapey, cola, crowd pleaser. Esoteric grapes more often than not produce the types of wine that are perfect of wine drinkers of any ilk. 

2020 Les Depalude de Tartaras 'La Chanse,' Syrah, Crozes-Hermitage


The complete package in regards to the chief grape, Syrah, of the region, from Deplaude de Tartaras. Checks all the boxes, plum, olive, violets with plus concentration

French Reds – Southern Rhône

2020 Domaine Vieux Lazaret, Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Accessible and immediately pleasurable; this is the wine version of wrapping yourself in a warm blanket; elegant, spiced red fruit.

2019 gramenon 'la segesse,' grenache,  Vinsobres, Côte du Rhône


Michele Aubery-Laurent, a former nurse that preferred more natural remedies, started Gramenon with her husband, in 1990. Nine years later, she was tragically widowed and left to oversee the vineyards herself. She capitalized on her sense of sustainability and organics in effort to become one of the most sought after wineries in a very "points demanding" region. Without question one of the iconic wineries in Rhône!

French Reds – Languedoc-roussillon, Provence

2019 Domaine le briseau 'enjoy,' cinsault, Languedoc 


Nathalie Gaubicher Heredia is to be admired for her perseverance through loss and continues to produce remarkably enjoyable wines that are meant to be "enjoyed" with good friends and good conversation. This wine veers on the natty side of raw, minimal intervention goodness.

2016, 2014, 2013 or 2011 ROC D'ANGLADE, Carignan | GSM, Vin de pays du Gard 


I got to dazzle guests with this wine on our by the glass list. Astonishing to have had the opportunity to do this. I adore this wine so much I held back a case for the reserve list to monitor its incredible aging potential. But, you should jump on this one now! Very limited quantities of each vintage.

2020 Les serrals 'sur le zinc!' syrah | carignan, faugères


Early harvest Syrah, bearing more resemblance to Beaujolais than Faurgères, is blended with free-run Carignan creating a kaleidoscope of fruits, hint of olive, in an easy, everyday wine from Chloé Barthet and Frédéric Almazor.


2016 Jean-baptiste senat 'mais où est donc ornicar,' grenache | syrah, Minervois


France's wine version of "coordinating conjunctions" would have to be Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault etc. Senat's style is fresh, aromatic, wildly savage, and never heavy. 

2020 bruno duchene ‘la luna,’ Grenache | carignan, Languedoc-Roussillon                      


Bruno farms incredibly rugged vineyards of Côte Vermeille, in Banyuls. Not to be mistaken for a brooding/dark wine typical of the region. The wine is comprised of Grenache Noir, also Gris and Blanc, with the Carignan. As much as I love visiting France, I'm happy finally have this wine on our list!

2020 bruno duchene ‘odin,’ Tempranillo | carignan | syrah, Languedoc-Roussillon      


A simply marvelous blend that truly encapsulates the region, and a look at what will likely become a common blend as global warming transforms the wine world in the years to come. More depth than the La Luna, yet just as playful.

2020 Matin Calme ‘Bonica Marieta,’ carignan | Grenache, Roussillon      


Made exactly like his "Mano a Mano" that has been extremely popular here in the past. Bonica Marieta provides a bit more depth and contemplation. The vines are older and from a smaller parcel than Mano a Mano. Still possesses the same carbonic, lifted acidity, with crispy fresh berries and toned down herb finish. 




2016 Henri Milan 'Les Jardins,' Merlot, Provence      


Born out of the foothills of the Alpilles Mountains, Milan's Merlot is A: intoxicatingly aromatic B: a triumph for the grape when it's not grown on clay C: a revelation!


German Red

2019 beurer, Portugieser, Württemberg, Germany


Joachim Beurer crafts his wines with the same personality that made him a champion BMX racer, the ability to float on air. Portugieser has the depth of Pinot Noir, the style of Nebbiolo, and the playfulness of Gamay.

Italian Reds – North to South

A rare opportunity to experience the iconic Nebbiolo wines from Giovanni Canonica!
2020 Langhe
2018 Grinzane Cavour
2018 Paiagallo
SOLD OUT 2019 roagna, dolcetto, Alba, Piemonte


Dolcetto isn't known as an ambitious grape, but when grown as purely as Roagna's, with just a hint of neutral oak, you get a delicious value.

2016 roagna, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte


2016 was what could be referred as a "near perfect" or "vintage of the century." Roagna is one of my favorite producers, in Barolo, due to their respect and adherence to promoting the true characteristics of this noble grape. Absolute steal! 

2016 Virna, Nebbiolo, Cannubi, Barolo, Piemonte


2018 Fabio Gea ‘Green Palma,’ Barbera, Alba, Piemonte

An unspoken axiom of all lovers of natural wine is looking for Gea’s wines on a list. Brilliant. Stunning. Fun. Captivating. Enchanting. There’s not enough adjectives for the juice Fabio puts into each bottle.

2017 Castel Noarna ‘Cimber,’ Lagrein, Rovereto, Dolomiti


Marco Zani’s Lagrein immediately struck me as a hit. If you enjoy Pinot Noir’s, or Grenache, definitely check out this stunner!

2019 Foradori, Teroldego, Dolomiti


Elisabetta Foradori is a hero to many of us in the wine profession. Her staunch belief in farming her vineyards holistically was once considered heresy by her peers, now can’t be emulated fast enough. There is but one Teroldego that stands above all others, Foradori.

2017 Monte dall’Ora 'sausto,' Corvina | Rondinella | Molinara, Valpolicella


This 'ripasso' style Valpoicella could be called a baby Amarone. I guess it’s fitting that my favorite “Valpolicella” is the elusive Monte dall’Ora.



Elena Pantaleoni adheres to the mantra "no wine before it's time," so don't be intimidated by with this much age. It's singing!

2018 Montenidoli, Colorino, Tuscany


Known only to “color” Chianti, it was by a dare that Elisabetta started producing this as a single varietal. And, it’s extraordinary!

2018 Ficomontanino 'Granomelo' Toscana Rosso IGT, Sangiovese, Tuscany


Maria Sole’s grandfather planted the Melogranino vineyard, (etymologically melograno or pomegranate in english), in the 60’s where she harvests the Sangiovese for this wine. The vineyard sits atop a hill overlooking the town Chiusi and was an island in prehistoric Italian sea. There is a high percentage of sand here but what is especially interesting is the proximity to the borders of Umbria and Lazio. Apparently you can distinguish each region by the different colors of the vegetation, the blanket of air and how the sunlight reacts to both as you take in the vista. Maria went to school at Slow Food’s University of Culinary Arts at Pollenzo. Her education no doubt inspired her breakaway from the status quo of winemakers in the area. She follows organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard, fermentation from wild yeasts, long soaking macerations, no filtering and aging in neutral vessels like concrete. A delightful departure from oak but still very Italian.

2019 Ficomontanino ‘Bulgarelli’ Sangiovese, Tuscany


This is Sangiovese! Not overblown by oak, the true characteristics of the grape are exemplified in this newcomer to the US market.

2017 Mantengoli La Serena Brunello di MONTALCINO, SANGIOVESE, TUSCANY


All the usual suspects here, Sangiovese also really expresses its terroir which takes center stage in Andrea’s Brunello. The soils in this area were churned and mixed for millennia by the sea and with an ancient volcano less than 10 miles away there is layer after layer to the resulting wine. The Montengolli soils are less packed than neighboring Cru vineyards which makes for a more approachable wines in their youth. No over-bearing oak showing precise balance and layers that really open up as it spends more time in the glass.



A classic Vino Nobile farmed and produced by Dora Forsoni, a true steward of healthy land makes healthy grapes and superior wines. Aged for two years in oak, this is your quintessential Tuscan dark, yet delicate, smooth with soft tannin style you probably had on vacation.




Davide's style is just what you would expect, easy, drinkable, ecologically responsible farmed, and down right compelling. Yes, Tai Rosso is the grape. Think Garnacha from Spain, the grapes genetic match.

SOLD OUT--2019 Frank Cornelissen ‘Sususcaru,’ Nerello Mascalese Blend, Etna, Sicily


Formerly known as “Contadino” the name had to be changed due to copyright infringement. Silly, but whatevs. Frank has always produced intriguing thought-provoking wines. However, recently the wines have dramatically improved, shedding their volatile, slightly erratic character. The wines are still unique but now the elegant, vibrant character shows through more clearly.


2020 occhipinti, frappat0, vittoria, Sicily


Arianna Occhipinti's career has a trajectory that only a rocket ship could relate to. Frappato is Sicily's native red grape and exudes a lot of the same characteristics as Gamay. As dynamic, and energetic, as the winemaker herself.

Spanish Reds

Bodega Akutain ‘Cosecha’ 2018 Rioja Alta, SPAIN 2018


Bodega Akutain was founded in 1975 by Juan Peñagaricano Akutain, who was then working as an engineer. He bought a 5-hectare vineyard along with a horse stable that he converted into a winery. Today his son Jon runs the daily operations managing their organically farmed vineyards. The wines are made with native fermentation in fiberglass and aging in used American oak barrells. A blend of mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha, this is a lighter, old-school expression of Rioja. Plenty of red fruits come to mind—cherries, pomegranates, and plums—with a lovely tinge of menthol and a medium grip. Delicious and easy to enjoy. -mikey

Imported by Jose Pastor Selections, (Distributed by VineJoy, Chicago)

2019 Bodegas Bhilar ‘Phincas’, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain


David Sampedro Gil, dogged believer in biodynamics and the harmonious link between Earth, the human being, the cosmos and the vineyards. This wine exhibits the powerful side of Rioja, without needing to add nefarious additives to achieve such results.

Casa Aurora is named lovingly, after the legacy set forth by winemaker, Germán Blanco’s great-grandmother, Aurora Garcia. Besides planting vineyards, making wine at the home of the village priest, Aurora became the first female in the region to work at the local coal mine. Germán is committed to rehabilitating the vineyards his great-grandmother planted and bottling each as an individual expression of their location. We are pleased to offer the following selections:


2019 ‘Clos Pepin’


Field Blend of 80+ year old vines

2018 ‘Poula,’


Single vineyard blend of red and white grapes that include Mencia, Garnacha, Trousseau, Godello, Palomino

Try a North american Version!

2020 Limited ADdition, mencia, eola springs vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon


Hot, controversial take, the Willamette Valley has more in common with Galicia, Spain than it does Burgundy. An incredible revelation conceived by winemaker/owner, Bree Stock, MW. Having been to both, WOW, mind blown! And, so is the typicity of their Mencia! Rivals my faves.

American Reds – Rhône Grapes

North American Reds - FUN GRAPES

Emme Wines & Ricetti Vineyard Redwood Valley California 2021

We want to highlight a domestic vineyard that went through a really tough couple of years like the rest of us. Italian immigrants planted vine groves amidst the redwood trees beginning in the late 1800’s. Redwood Valley is made up of multi-generational farming families like the Ricettis who began working the land in 1935. Dry farming is inherent in this region completely dependent on rain fall because of iron rich soils that absorb far less moisture than neighboring regions. Hardworking vines can translate to more complexity and finesse. We were especially struck by 2 wines from the Ricetti Vineyard 2021 harvest from Emme Wines. Rosalind Reynolds started Emme in 2018 with inspiration from her Grandmother a lot of support form her community of organic grape-growers. Her mission is simple “My name is Rosalind, and I farm grapes organically and make wine without additives”

EMME WINES 'Olivia' Valdiguié 2021



Emme Wines, ‘Wynken, Blynken, and Nod’ Zinfindel 2021


This wine comes with a poem :)


2018 Colston BIBLIO 001 Piont Gris | Pinot Blanc, Willamette VaLLEY, Oregon


Remember Matty? Maybe from Parachute when he was their founding sommelier or maybe way way back when Mr. Colston was cutting his teeth at Webster’s and Rootstock. Regardless, we love seeing where Chicago alum graduate too, especially when they just keep going further and further down the rabbit hole! Biblio is just that. As a wine director, Matty became intrigued with the “potential and versatility of the Pinot Gris grape when made in the red wine”. Not Rose and not orange 001 is a light red food wine made in the Italian farmhouse ‘Remato’ style that Friulian wine makers continued even after Santa Margarita popularized the country club version we know as Pinot Grigio today. All of the fruit is from Demeter certified bio-dynamic grapes farmed by Oregon legend Moe Momtazi and bottled at Day Wines. If you tried it on release it’s time to revisit as 001 came into maturity about 3 years after bottling.


2020 Limited ADDdition, cabernet franc, eola sPRINGS vineyard, Willamette Valley, OR


Old vine Cabernet Franc that represents itself closely to its Chinon and Bourgueil brethren. A tremendous blend of New World ripeness with Old World savory notes. The vines thrive in the rocky, thin volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills. Not to be missed!

North American Reds - Pinot NoiR

2018 Brooks 'janus,' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon


The exquisite Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, is winemaker Chris Williams blend of Brooks best vineyard sites across the Willamette Valley. The first label founder Jimi Brooks produced in 1998. This wine is not only made from grapes, also heart and love!

2018 andrew rich 'marine sedimentary soil,' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon


2018 andrew rich 'volcanic soil,' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon


I find Andrew's wines to be some of the most thoughtful, flavorful, and elegant, as any I've ever had. This is the fourth vintage that anfrew has expressed the individual soils found in the Willamette Valley and expressing them through his Pinot Noir. The difference in these wines is unique, fascinating, and a study in Oregon terrior. Buy both and see how!

American Reds – cabernet sauvignoN or Blends

2020 Dusted Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, washington


Looking for deep, dark, full bodied Cab?? Winemaker, Chad Johnson will have you loving Washington state wine and sending you to Napa for auto parts.

2019 Time Place Wine Co., Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California


Jamey Whetstone sources grapes from all over the valley, but the largest percentage comes from Yountville. Not just another "Napa Cab," the winery is a member of California's oldest, and rigorous certification, "Lodi Rules," 

2019 Inconnu, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California


Laura's Cabernet Sauvignon, for me, is a direct reflection of the winemaker herself. Unwavering, unflinching, direct, and full of power. One of the few labels in and around Napa that challenges convention.

2016 Sinskey 'POV,' Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, California


The blend changes yearly to express the "point of view" that Robert and his winemaker feel each bottle should express. A pioneer in Napa, and Carneros, farming organically and biodynamically, Sinskey vineyards are representative how bio-diversity and competition create healthy soil.

American Reds – Rhône Grapes

Helen Keplinger’s meteoric rise up through the winemaking ranks has seen her at the helm of some prestigious wineries, in Napa Valley. However, her own wine label reflects her love of Grenache, from her days making wine in Priorat, Spain. It’s a rare treat to be able to offer her wines at this price! When I first started working with them, I was allocated 3 bottles each! And, they were expensive. Take full advantage.

2016 Keplinger ‘Lithic,’ Grenache | Mourvèdre | Syrah, Amador County, California



2016 Keplinger ‘Sumō,’ Petite Sirah | Syrah | Viognier, Amador County, California



2018 Ridge 'gonsalves,' Mataro, Contra costa, California


I have been honored to be a part of Ridge's "legacy" buyers program for many years. This has afforded me the opportunity to purchase some of the more unique wines this illustrious winery produces outside of Zinfandels and Monte Bello. Mataro is a synonym the Australians use for Mourvedre, the inky dark skins give the appearance of something dense, yet balanced in acidity and tannins. Jump on this gem!


2021 Frenchtown farms 'Chasse Patate,' Mourvèdre | Grenach, North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, California


Aaron and Cara Mockrish are atemtpting to accomplish what Gideon Beinstock (Clos Saron) has for the last 20+ years, utilize what the Earth and weather provide them to make highly sought after wines. The North Yuba AVA of the Sierra Foothills, is as fascinating a terroir as the people that live there. These three expressions provide a comprehensive view of this thought.

2015 Clos Saron 'Stone Soup,' Syrah, North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, California


To anyone that has not previously had a Clos Saron wine, one would think "California, warm weather, close to Oregon, of course this its what Syrah would taste like." And, that would sadly be the quintessential "judging a book by the cover." Air ball. The decomposed granite (red clay) the vines grow in sound perfect for Syrah. However, it gets so hot the vines shut down during the prime weeks ripening should be occurring. Not 2017, an abundance of rain helped control the excessive heat and the result is the stunning, medium (not heavy) bodied, deeply nuanced 2017 "Stone Soup." Endless aging potential!

Souther Hemisphere Reds

Southern Hemisphere Reds

Bonfanti, Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina


Grown in vineyards at an astonishing 3,077 feet above sea level, hand harvested and kissed with just enough new and used oak to provide the Malbec style you're craving. 

2020 aslina, cabernet sauvignon, western cape, south africa


Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's first female head winemaker, has amassed an impressive résumé in her 20 plus years in winemaking. Her training in France, as well as consulting, is apparent. The wine is nothing if not meticulously well crafted. Flavor profiles you would expect from the Medoc that typically costs 3X this much. If this were stock, get in early, because the hype is real!

Emerging, Historic Reds

Emerging, Historic, Not to be Overlooked Reds


2018 Monastery Tvrdoš, Vranac (Vrah-nahts), Trebnje, Bosnia-HerzegoviNA


Looking for a dark, rich, smooth red, your search is over. Aged for over two years in 100+ year old Monastic barrels.

2016 Tchotiashvili, Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia


Saperavi literally translates to paint, dye, or to give color. This brilliant wine is fermented in traditional qvevri which produces a unique flavor and texture that has no equal.

2020 Vinas Mora 'Andreis,' Babič, Croatia


Babič is a wonderful grape that displays an incredible array of flavors. What I most enjoy about Vinas Mora's is there ability to broaden the profile with light and dark fruits with balance acidity, and less big clunky fruit common from others from Croatia.


Large Format Bottles


275 (magnum – 1.5L)

Les Maillerettes is a very small, (less than 1 acre), grand cru vineyard where the Paillard family grafts their most prized pinot noir for the rest of their holdings. Less than 200 magnums are produced from this plot with intention to be shared with friends and colleagues of the Paillards. Pop this big bottle with some friends at Webster’s and consider yourself part of the family! We only have 2!

Imported by Robert Houde Wines, Chicago


120 (magnum – 1.5L)
The perfect party wine for groups. Pepe added 6% Mon
strell from a terraced plot which he says marks the personality of this wine.


160 (magnum – 1.5L) 

Little hint of smoke, not in a bad way but a nuanced mezcal way. On August 17, 2021, a devastating forest fire broke out, with flames as high as 20 meters, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur near Saint-Tropez. This happened just a couple of weeks before 2021’s later than usual harvest. Mediterranean breezes make it all the way up to Beaujolais which add to its unique terroir and in this case a slight addition to the 21’ vintage of Camille. Everything else that is supposed to be present in the wine is there. It’s a little muted as it is still in infancy but I have no problem enjoying it right away.

2020 MATHENY, TROUSSEAU, Arbois, JURA, France

250 (magnum – 1.5L)

The grapes came from legendary vigneron, Jacques Puffeney's vineyard! An amazing opportunity to still be able to experience "Le Puff's" legacy from protégés, Elise et Emeric Foléat. This is a must drink!


110 (magnum – 1.5L)


140 (magnum – 1.5L)

2018 Maxime Magnon 'Démarrante,' Carignan | Grenache | syrah, Corbières, France

200 (magnum – 1.5L)

2015 Dard et Ribo, Syrah, Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, France

180 (magnum – 1.5L)

Iconoclasts from the outset, René-Jean and François sought to buck the trend of heavily extracted, fat Syrah overburdened by oak. Their wines still exhibit all the savage nature of Syrah with a deft, wild elegance.

Library Whites


1986 Leth, Roter Veltliner, Wagram

Proof positive that Roter is built to age, this delight is smoky and briny and umami-ey, w/bonito & mango.

Library Orange


2012 Bernhard Ott ‘Qvevre,’ Grüner Veltliner, Wagram, Austria


This gorgeous rarity spent 8 months in underground amphora on its skins, but isn’t amber-hued; instead, it has a shocking liveliness and clarity, and is one of the most unusual and essential Grüners you’ll encounter.


2003 Gravner, Ribolla Gialla, Friuli, Italy


Hazy in color, finely tropical and lipid in flavor, this amphora-aged wine quickly develops great complexity.


2000 Radikon ‘Fuori dal Tempo,’ Chardonnay | Sauvignon, Oslavje, Venezia-Giulia, Italy


After 35 days with skins, 3 years in barrel & 9 years in bottle, this wine has layered, melismatic textures that strike the palate as polyphonic music does the ear; an unforgettable succession of independent melodies.

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