Mexico


Arette Blanco 1L Arette Blanco 1L $18.00

Understanding that occasionally budget and a multiple margarita day often requires a more affordable tequila, the fine folks at Arette have crafted this Blanco. Still possesses the bright agave floral notes and the flavor brings a nice agave spice rather than the skunky funk of many others in this price range. Our go-to when we aren't drinking tequila straight.



Arette Reposado 1L Arette Reposado 1L $18.00

Obviously not made with the attention of the Suave line but sometimes that's not a big deal. Sometimes you just need tequila, and you need it now but you also want a bit of oak so you don't choke. Here's your 1L bottle of angry love when you don't feel like being a hipster.



Discreto Encanto Discreto Encanto $18.00

After years of making wine just to distill, Mexico's cool Guadaloupe Valley on the Baja has used temperatiure controlled fermentation to start making some serious wines! This blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Chenin Blanc shows notes of kiwi, pink grapefruit, baked apples with lilting aromas of smoke and stone.



Banhez Espadin Mezcal Banhez Espadin Mezcal $38.00

Just keep walking, you donít want to enter the rabbit hole that is Mezcal. Deep in Oaxaca, this rich, smoky spirit has been made in the traditional ways unchanged by the passage of time. Mezcal enlivens the spirit, bringing us Banhez, or bliss, in the ancient Zapotec language. A respectable entry point to your new obsession.



Arette Suave Blanco Arette Suave Blanco $42.00

100% Agave. Pure and clean with a beautiful transparent body. Intense aromas of white pepper, agave, and herbs with smoky notes. Lovely mouthfeel and a smoothness unlike any blancos (except the Fortaleza).



Fortaleza Tequila Fortaleza Tequila $46.00

With a lineage dating back to the first to export Tequila to the U.S. comes the most amazing blanco yet. Cooked in stone ovens, crushed by stone, and fermented in wooden vats, water from a local spring in Tequila Valley, this is Tequila like it was and like it should be. Remarkable body and rich flavors, hide this from all but your best of friends.



Arette Suave Reposado Arette Suave Reposado $46.00

Tequila that rests in American White Oak barrels for 11 months, where it gets its smooth aromas of soft caramel, smoke and faint woody character. Some bright citrus notes on the palate with a clean tight finish.



Fortaleza Reposado Fortaleza Reposado $52.00

With a lineage dating back to the first to export Tequila to the U.S. comes reposado from the heavens. Cooked in stone ovens, crushed by stone, and fermented in wooden vats, water from a local spring in Tequila Valley, this is reposado like few others and on everyone's best tequila in the world list.



Fortaleza Anejo Fortaleza Anejo $88.00

Necesito Tequila! Dios mio! Aged a minimum 1 year in oak barrels this tequila shows rich, complex notes of caramel, butterscotch, raisin, hints of tropical fruits and spice. Rich mouthfeel, thick oily texture with more flavors of toffee and hazelnuts. An utter delight for tequila lovers.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Bonavita Red

    #1 Bonavita Red

    Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone.
    (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 18 bottles)

  • Baglio delle Fate

    #3 Baglio delle Fate

    A native grape of Sicily, this 100% Nero d'Avola is a great deal! Brambly red, blue and black fruits, savory dried herbs and earth. Full body, juicy, smooth tannins! (behind by 5 bottles)

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #4 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. (behind by 1 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Amon Ra

    Amon Ra

    The 2014 Amon Ra reflects the tried and true essence of the Glaetzer style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. The inky purple color displays the gentle but full extraction. The nose shows an abundance of dark blueberry, vanilla, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. Although still young and firmly wound, the vibrant blackberry and dried spice flavors integrate well with youthful yet supple tannins with the trademark loooong and sleek finish. Meant to go 10 to 15 years to hit its prime.

  • 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!

  • Three Brooms

    Three Brooms

    This single vineyard, certified sustainable sav blanc shows lovely white flower, chili pepper, and gooseberry on the nose with some sandy mineralogy. Very nice weight and balance showing passion fruit, ripe apple flavors. Such a pleasant surprise is the roundness, the acid is lively and energetic but not abrasive.

  • Poseidon Pinot Noir

    Poseidon Pinot Noir

    From vineyards with a view of the bay comes this well balanced, lively and delicious Pinot Noir. A easy drinking, medium-bodied wine showing off some rare and black pepper spiced Hungarian oak to balance the raspberry aromas and flavors.