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Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago where wine was produced on a household or communal basis. In ancient times, as trade in wine became extensive, it was transported from end to end of the Mediterranean; Greek wine had especially high prestige in Italy under the Roman Empire. In the medieval period, wines exported from Crete, Monemvasia and other Greek ports fetched high prices in northern Europe.

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  • APANTA 2014 NAOUSSA RED

    Item #: 300029
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Delicious red composed of 100% Xinomavro.
    Delicious red composed of 100% Xinomavro.
  • ARGYROS 2015 ASSYRTIKO, SANTORINI

    Item #: 300039
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS "The 2015 Assyrtiko comes in at 14% alcohol. This adds a layer of depth and steel … this w...
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS "The 2015 Assyrtiko comes in at 14% alcohol. This adds a layer of depth and steel … this well-built white should be a better food match, as it has the stuffing to hold up to food and the rich feel to caress the palate while it is doing so. … This Assyrtiko is the winery's unoaked Santorini bottling from old vines …" Assyrtiko is a grape variety native to Santorini and considered by many to be the finest Greek white grape. Decanter praises this fascinating white's aromas of "sea shells, pungent lemon zest, white flowers, volcanic ash and salt notes." In the mouth they found this very dry white "mouthfilling and complex with lingering intensity." We love this white's richness balanced with crisp minerality on the finish. Try this with savory appetizers, fried calamari and grilled fish.
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  • CAVINO RETSINA

    Item #: 373370
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Pale yellow colour. Resin and citrus fruit aromas. Light, elegant and cool flavour. Resin aromas dominate the mouth. Ideal with various traditional...
    Pale yellow colour. Resin and citrus fruit aromas. Light, elegant and cool flavour. Resin aromas dominate the mouth. Ideal with various traditional dishes of the Mediterranean like fried seafood platters or meat platters with fresh vegetables.
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  • DOMAINE KARYDAS 2012 NAOUSSA 100% XINOMAVRO, NAOUSSA, GREECE

    Item #: 362312
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Karydas family vineyard is located in the center of the appellation in Macedonia about 2.5 km outside of Naoussa in the Ano Gastra area at an a...
    The Karydas family vineyard is located in the center of the appellation in Macedonia about 2.5 km outside of Naoussa in the Ano Gastra area at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level. The vineyard is on the slopes of "Gastra" with good drainage and a sandy clay soil containing calcium, which contributes to the quality of the raw material and the wines produced. This is a traditional area for producing red wine, where cultivation of the Xinomavro is dominant. This grape variety is often compared to Nebbiolo for its aromatic similarities.
    Crafted from 100% Xinomavro following an old school, traditional method without any new wood and very little intervention, Domaine Karydas Naoussa opens with complex floral aromas with underlying notes of herb, earth and cherry fruit on the nose, that carries over to the full-bodied palate with silky tannins and firm acidity. Subtle notes of minerality lingers through the long, fleshy finish. This is an excellent accompaniment to hearty stews and braised meat.
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  • DOULOUFAKIS DAFNIOS 2014 LIATIKO RED CRETE, GREECE

    Item #: 362311
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a delicious dry red made from the Greek variety Liatiko. Liatiko is mostly found on the island of Crete which may be its place of origin. ...
    This is a delicious dry red made from the Greek variety Liatiko. Liatiko is mostly found on the island of Crete which may be its place of origin. We were delighted by this smooth, ruby-colored red. It has distinct floral and spicy aromas (we noticed hints of cinnamon), good fruit on the palate and fresh acidity and soft tannins on the finish. Serve this value-priced red with burgers, grilled sausages, lamb or grilled chicken.

    Domaine Douloufakis was founded in 1930 by Dimitris Douloufakis. Dimitris' grandson, Nikolas, now runs the winery combining traditional methods with modern equipment. The estate's 70 acres of vineyards are certified organic and are located at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Protected Designation of Origin Dafnes, a village close to Iraklio.
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  • KIR-YIANNI 2011 DIAPOROS XINOMAVRO NAOUSSA, GREECE

    Item #: 372601
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2011 Diaporos Block 5 (of the Yianakohori vineyard) is a Xinomavro (but with 8% Syrah...
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2011 Diaporos Block 5 (of the Yianakohori vineyard) is a Xinomavro (but with 8% Syrah) aged for 22 months in new French oak. It comes in at 14.3% alcohol. This was a Xinomavro vintage that the winemaker really liked--there's a smaller dollop of Syrah this year. It adds a layer (or two) of depth and a bit of oak ... plus a riper and richer feel. There's better balance here; or, if you prefer, it's a more modern wine. To be sure, that's relatively speaking because this still leans in part to the classic, too. It does a good job of reconciling the two. It might be my favorite Xinomavro in this issue's report. The next day, much of the oak blew off and the wine showed the acidity, tannins and pure power for which more classic Xinomavro is known. The graceful mid-palate gives it a feeling of finesse and refinement despite its power, concentration and intensity. Overall, this is lovely and it should continue to improve for the next several years. It's not really ready to drink just now and not so approachable, either."
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  • KIR-YIANNI 2012 RAMNISTA (XINOMAVRO) NAOUSSA, MACEDONIA, GREECE

    Item #: 372603
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    From the Naoussa wine region of Macedonia, Greece, this oak-aged red is made from 100% Xinomavro, a Greek variety that reminds us of Nebbiolo. The...
    From the Naoussa wine region of Macedonia, Greece, this oak-aged red is made from 100% Xinomavro, a Greek variety that reminds us of Nebbiolo. The 2012 vintage yielded good fruit and more approachable wines. The Wine Advocate praised this red's "sexy" delicious fruit. Drink now or hold.

    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2012 Ramnista was aged for 18 months in French oak (different vineyard blocks are aged separately for the first 12 months, then blended for the last six into the same barrels). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Despite being a relatively recent vintage, this is also a rather accessible one as Ramnista goes. In general, the 2012s in the region are richer and lusher, with less pure power--easier to approach. So, too, here, although everything is relative. The old school producers in the region like the 2012 vintage (everywhere, not just with Ramnista), but there is always this slight feeling of disdain along the lines of "too ripe, too modern, not enough power." This vintage won't produce the best vins de garde, to be sure, but the bottlings are surprisingly sexy for the grape and a good introduction to the wine, easier to understand than, say, the 2011. All that aside, this is pretty delicious, the fine fruit coming to the fore very quickly. Since it still is Ramnista and Xinomavro, there is power lurking. "Soft Xinomavro" is always a relative term here. Overall, this has some pizazz to it that makes it a lot of fun and it has improved since I first saw it about a year ago. If it turns out not to be the winery's greatest old bones, it will still age pretty well."
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    Regular Price: $23.95

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  • KOURTAKI NV MAVRODAPHNE

    Item #: 372441
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Mavrodaphne (or Mavrodafni) of Patras is not a winery, but a type of wine produced around the city of Patra, in Peloponnese, Greece. This is a deep...
    Mavrodaphne (or Mavrodafni) of Patras is not a winery, but a type of wine produced around the city of Patra, in Peloponnese, Greece. This is a deep, dark and sweet fortified wine, similar to Port, although it is made in a solera system (younger wine is added to older wine) like that of Sherry. The wine is produced from the grape of the same name.
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  • LANTIDES 2013 LITTLE ARK RED, PELOPONNESE, GREECE 50% AGIORGITIKO/50% XINOMAVRO

    Item #: 373371
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This dry Greek red from the Lantides Winery in the Peloponnes is a blend of 50% Agiorgitiko (Saint George) and 50% Xinomavro. It is rich and compl...
    This dry Greek red from the Lantides Winery in the Peloponnes is a blend of 50% Agiorgitiko (Saint George) and 50% Xinomavro. It is rich and complex with aromas and flavors of blackberries and raspberries and a hint of spice. The finish is long and supple with subtle notes of oak. Serve this with lamb or rotisserie or grilled meats.
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  • LANTIDES 2015 MOSCHOFILERO PELOPONNESE, GREECE

    Item #: 308347
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a stunning Greek white, very aromatic yet dry. It’s a piercing fruit beauty from vineyards grown at 550 meters. It has an inviting array of...
    This is a stunning Greek white, very aromatic yet dry. It’s a piercing fruit beauty from vineyards grown at 550 meters. It has an inviting array of aromas, from freshly cut lemons, lemon barley water and lychees to yellow blossom, stone and a tease of something herbal, which leads to a dry and bracing palate, which has surprising depth and great balance. We absolutely love its bright zingy and floral flavors, its cleansing mineral cut and its maritime tang, which give it thirst-quenching qualities. It serves as a fantastic aperitif, but also works really well with sushi, fresh seafood, Greek mezze and grilled fish. It would also be a great accompaniment to middle-eastern and far-eastern dishes.
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  • LANTIDES WINERY 2012 NEMEA AGIORGITIKO NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 308346
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This red from the Lantides Winery is composed of 100% Agiorgitiko grown in Nemea (Peloponnese). The wine displays a deep rich purple color. On the...
    This red from the Lantides Winery is composed of 100% Agiorgitiko grown in Nemea (Peloponnese). The wine displays a deep rich purple color. On the nose you find aromas of blackberries, ripe strawberries and hints of anise, clove and cinnamon. It is a medium-bodied wine with a graceful texture and flavors of red fruits with a touch of vanilla and black pepper. Oak barrel aging contributes to a smooth, long finish. Although drinking well now this could also age for the next 3 to 4 years. Pair with a variety of foods from Mediterranean appetizers, pizza, burgers, pasta with red sauce and even roasted turkey.
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  • MELIASTO SPIROPOULOS 2014 ROSE (DRY) GREECE

    Item #: 372205
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This delightful dry rose is made from Moschofilero with a splash of Agiorgitiko; both organically farmed.
    This delightful dry rose is made from Moschofilero with a splash of Agiorgitiko; both organically farmed.
  • PORTO CARRAS 2005 CHATEAU CARRAS RED

    Item #: 300133
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    How often do you get to drink a Bordeaux-style blend from 2005 at such a reasonable price? A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Cabernet Franc; ...
    How often do you get to drink a Bordeaux-style blend from 2005 at such a reasonable price? A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Cabernet Franc; 25% Merlot and 5% Limnio, the 2005 Chateau Carras has won Gold Medals in Berlin and Texas. Wine writer Anthony Dias Blue describes it as "smooth, soft and herbal with ripe plum and earth; long and balanced; clean ripe and rich." We find complex aromas of blackberries, cherries and vanilla leading to a smooth, rich palate and long finish.
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  • PORTO CARRAS 2014 ASSYRTIKO

    Item #: 300132
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Delightful crisp Assyrtiko from northeastern Greece. Organically farmed.
    Delightful crisp Assyrtiko from northeastern Greece. Organically farmed.
  • RAPSANI 2010 RESERVE RED GREECE

    Item #: 372081
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This gold medal winning Greek red is made from a blend of three traditional Greek red grape varieties: Xinomavro, Krassato and Stavroto. The wine...
    This gold medal winning Greek red is made from a blend of three traditional Greek red grape varieties: Xinomavro, Krassato and Stavroto. The wine was barrel-aged for three years and is drinking very well now. Serve with red meat, game or flavorful cheeses.
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  • SIGALAS 2015 ASSYRTIKO/ATHIRI, SANTORINI

    Item #: 372426
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 92
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS : "The 2015 Aa is Sigalas' typical blend, 75/25 Assyrtiko and Athiri. An under-the-radar bu...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS : "The 2015 Aa is Sigalas' typical blend, 75/25 Assyrtiko and Athiri. An under-the-radar buy, this is very fine again this year, chock full of flavor and possessed of a long finish. What makes it more special, though, is the way it evolves in the glass with air and warmth, gradually showing more and more tension on the finish as well as an increasingly transparent demeanor. This is a beauty and a bargain, the equal of the 2014–and perhaps its better."

    This blend of 75% Assyrtiko and 25% Athiri from Santorini offers a creamy aroma, with luscious flavors of ripe apple, pear, gooseberry and spice. The finish is clean, dry and crisp.
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  • SKOURAS 2013 SAINT GEORGE

    Item #: 306863
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This Skouras red displays aromas of dark berries; on the mouth there are blackberry and plum flavors leading to a clean dry finish. One of the mos...
    This Skouras red displays aromas of dark berries; on the mouth there are blackberry and plum flavors leading to a clean dry finish. One of the most noble of the Greek red grapes, Aghiorghitiko (St. George) is grown mainly in the AOC region Nemea in the Peloponnese. It produces wines that stand out for their deep red color and remarkable aromatic complexity and soft tannins.
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  • SPIROPOULOS 2012 RED, NEMEA AGIORGITIKO

    Item #: 372201
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This lovely red is made from 100% Agiorgitiko (St. George) from Domaine Spiropoulos' organically cultivated vinyards in Nemea. The wine is aged in ...
    This lovely red is made from 100% Agiorgitiko (St. George) from Domaine Spiropoulos' organically cultivated vinyards in Nemea. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for at least 12 months. Deep red in colour, with hints of cherry, ripe red fruits, wood, vanilla and spices, the 2012 Spiropoulos Nemea with its full-bodied flavor can be aged for at least 5 years, or it can be enjoyed today.
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  • TETRAMYTHOS 2011 RODITIS DRY WHITE GREECE

    Item #: 372084
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a lovely, aromatic and flavorful dry white. It is made from the free-run juice of organically farmed Roditis grapes from Patras, Greece.
    This is a lovely, aromatic and flavorful dry white. It is made from the free-run juice of organically farmed Roditis grapes from Patras, Greece.
  • TETRAMYTHOS NV RETSINA PELOPONNRES, GREECE

    Item #: 372203
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Tetramythos Retsina biodynamic, fermented in amphorae with wild yeasts and highly unusual. The pine resin notes are restrained and enjoyable, a...
    The Tetramythos Retsina biodynamic, fermented in amphorae with wild yeasts and highly unusual. The pine resin notes are restrained and enjoyable, adding a Mediterranean herb like dimension to the pear, beeswax and honey fruit. The wines finishes tangy and dry.
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  • THYMIOPOULOS 2013 XINOMAVRO URANOS NAOUSSA,GREECE

    Item #: 369010
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Naoussa is considered Greece's best growing area for red wine. Xinomavro literally means "acid black" in Greek, which explains the wine's dry fin...
    Naoussa is considered Greece's best growing area for red wine. Xinomavro literally means "acid black" in Greek, which explains the wine's dry finish. The grape is known for its high tannin quality, aging potential and noted for aromas of red fruit with hints of olive, spices and dried tomato. This would pair well with heartier comfort foods like stifado or Greek stew.
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  • ZAFEIRAKIS 2015 MALAGOUSIA TYRNAVOS, GREECE

    Item #: 372604
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    NEW YORK TIMES : "A new generation of Greek producers is nurturing obscure, indigenous grapes like the white malag...
    NEW YORK TIMES : "A new generation of Greek producers is nurturing obscure, indigenous grapes like the white malagousia. This bottle, from Christos Zafeirakis in Trynavos in the Thessaly region, is zesty, peachy and balanced, with lingering flavors that will go well with seafood." --Eric Asimov

    The Zafeirakis family has been growing grapes in the Tyrnavos appelation for more than 100 years. After he completed his studies in oenology, fourth generation grower Christos Zafeirakis took the family business to the next level when he bottled wine from his private vineyards in 2005. In addition to the acclaim he has received for this dry white, Christos has been praised for bringing the native Greek red variety, Limniona, back from near extinction.
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  • ZAFEIRAKIS 2015 ROSE (DRY) 100% LIMNIONA, TYRNAVOS, GREECE

    Item #: 372605
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a delightful, dry rose. The Zafeirakis family has grown wine grapes in the region of Tyrnavos (Thessalia, in the east of central mainland ...
    This is a delightful, dry rose. The Zafeirakis family has grown wine grapes in the region of Tyrnavos (Thessalia, in the east of central mainland Greece) for more than 100 years. Fourth generation winegrower Christos Zafeirakis studied enology in Athens and then earned a Master's Degree from the University of Milan, Italy. He also worked at wineries in Piedmont, Alto Adige and Tuscany to gain further experience. After his return to Greece he started farming organically and established a winery. In her book, Wine Grapes, Jancis Robinson credits Christos with reviving the red variety Limniona (not the same as Limnio) which was nearly extinct.
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