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

  • Tintero Moscato

    #1 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.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • tip top old fashion

    #2 tip top old fashion

    (behind by 10 bottles)

  • Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    #3 Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    First lets say that this is Not ChocoVine. This wine is actually made with eighty five percent Merlot and than has natural chocolate cream added to the mix. This is the wine for anyone looking for sweet red or the chocolate lover at home. Great gift for the holidays. (behind by 21 bottles)

  • Peter Adler Auslese Riesling

    #4 Peter Adler Auslese Riesling

    An amazing value for Auslese (certified ripeness) fruit from Germany's Mosel River Valley. Classic light petroleum and mineral nose yet flavor sweet and soft with hints of apricots and vanilla cake. A great German staple with pork of all kinds and cheeses from soft Brie to hard Gouda. (behind by 17 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.

  • 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??

  • Gotes del Priorat

    Gotes del Priorat

    A slightly different and wonderful lighter take on Priorat. The gorgeous blue slate show immediately on the nose, Carignan is there but with richness and elegance. Really pretty and an homage to the fruit. Gorgeous leather and blue black fruit flavors with spice and soft leather. Organic, hand picked and just 9 months in French, this really is a lovely wine!

  • Armas de Guerra Mencia

    Armas de Guerra Mencia

    An excellent introduction to Bierzo's native varietal, the palate is fresh, elegant, and clean. Energetic aromas of fresh blue fruits, violet and white pepper, plus a subtle touch of licorice. Supple and gently sweet on the palate, offering sappy boysenberry and floral highlights with a hint of smokiness.