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.



Arette Suave Xtra Anejo Arette Suave Xtra Anejo $119.00

Tequila Premium that is rested for 36 months in American White Oak barrels. It is a limited production where each one of the bottles is decorated by hand. Beautiful amber color, with cooper shades and warm oak flavor. Smooth and remarkable.



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)

  • Laya

    #2 Laya

    From Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain, a unique blend made with the Garnacha Tintorera grape. Not only is the skin red, but so is the flesh. This provides a sturdy structure and noticeable tannins. Aged only 4 months in oak, this wine has luscious red and black fruits with hints of spice. Definitely one you should try, especially at this price! (behind by 4 bottles)

  • Gran Passione

    #3 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview! (behind by 9 bottles)

  • Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA

    #4 Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA

    tied

Fun New Arrivals

  • 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.

  • Schieferkopf

    Schieferkopf

    Acid freaks rejoice! This dry Riesling shows the classic stone minerality and petrol on the nose with floral aromatics as well. The palate yields citrus, green apple and stonefruits with mouth watering acidity. A great food wine or one simply just to drink.

  • 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!

  • Farm to Table

    Farm to Table

    A fun and lighter style from the cool mountains of Victoria. Aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry jam flirt with notes of forest floor a touch of peppery oak. Lively cola and raspberry flavors with vibrant acidity. Darn good value too!