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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
    This purple-red wine is composed of 100% Xinomavro. The forty-seven-year-old-vines are grown according to biodynamic principals in the Naoussa dist...
    This purple-red wine is composed of 100% Xinomavro. The forty-seven-year-old-vines are grown according to biodynamic principals in the Naoussa district at 400 to 500 meters altitude on limstone and volcanic soils. The wine is both approachable and complex. It features aromas and flavors of cherry, blackberry, plum, sun-dried tomatoes and a hint of olives on the finish. Serve with beef, lamb, duck or hard cheeses.
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  • APEIRON 2015 RED BLEND NAOUSSA, MACEDONIA, GREECE

    Item #: 372410
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A bold blend of primarily Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Apothic Red leaves a lasting impression of flavor and texture on the pa...
    A bold blend of primarily Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Apothic Red leaves a lasting impression of flavor and texture on the palate. Zinfandel offers bold dark fruit flavors and spicy notes, complemented by the soft mouthfeel of Merlot. The Syrah adds layers of smooth blueberry, while the Cabernet Sauvignon delivers ripe fruit flavors and a firm structure. This decadent blend is framed by hints of black cherry, vanilla, and mocha.
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  • 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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  • BARAFAKIS 2016 AGIORGITIKO NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 372355
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • DASKALAKI SILVA 2016 EMPHASIS PLYTO & SAUVIGNON BLANC, CRETE

    Item #: 372411
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ORGANIC FARMING

    Gold color with greenish tinges complex nose with a fruity character and blends citr...

    ORGANIC FARMING

    Gold color with greenish tinges complex nose with a fruity character and blends citrus, rich mouth filled with harmonic blend of acidity-alcohol.
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  • DOMAINE MICHAELIDI 2013 PYLI RED DRAMA, GREECE

    Item #: 372362
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Back in 1924, Costas Semertzidis, grandfather of the winemaker Iordanis Michaelidis, arrived as a refugee from Asia Minor in Kyrgia, Drama and star...
    Back in 1924, Costas Semertzidis, grandfather of the winemaker Iordanis Michaelidis, arrived as a refugee from Asia Minor in Kyrgia, Drama and started producing wine. The small family winery developed significantly under Simos Michaelidis, who extended the vineyard, back in 1970, in an area called Lagotopos, being the one who updated and modernised the overall cultivation and production of wine. Originally known as Melachro (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah).With the addition of the Cabernet Franc variety it gets an extremely particular character and obtains excellent complexity.Stunningly good blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot from the Drama region of Greece.
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  • DOMAINE MICHAELIDI 2016 MALAGOUZIA KLIDI PGI DRAMA, GREECE

    Item #: 372409
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The 30 acres of the privately owned vineyard by Domaine Michaelidi expand amphitheatrically in Aghios Athanasios and Kyrgia, Drama. The place is si...
    The 30 acres of the privately owned vineyard by Domaine Michaelidi expand amphitheatrically in Aghios Athanasios and Kyrgia, Drama. The place is situated in northeastern Greece, close to the site of Ancient Philippi, in the land of Edones which boasts of a wine tradition of 2.500 years.
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  • DRIOPI 2015 ROSE (DRY) PELOPONNESE, GREECE

    Item #: 372354
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Delicious dry, elegant rose made from 100% Agiorgitiko in the Peloponnese.
    Delicious dry, elegant rose made from 100% Agiorgitiko in the Peloponnese.
  • HELEXO RETSINA 500ml

    Item #: 372406
    Bottle Size: 500ml
  • KATSAROS 2013 VALOS XINOMAVRO KRANIA, THESSALIA, GREECE

    Item #: 372348
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Savory and richly spiced, with dried meat accents to the dried cherry and plum tart flav...
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Savory and richly spiced, with dried meat accents to the dried cherry and plum tart flavors. Medium-bodied tannins support sandalwood and pastry notes on the suave finish. Xinomavro. Drink now through 2019. 330 cases made.

    Domaine Katsaros is a family run winery established in 1985. The estate is located on the slopes of the famed Mount Olympus in Krania, Northern Greece. At 750 meters above sea level, this twenty-acre vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Xinomavro. Main factors contributing to the superior quality of the estate’s award winning wines are the region’s mild winters, sun blessed yet cool summers, the organic vineyard and a limited yield.

    The wine is ruby red with a medium body. An absolutely beautiful nose proffers luscious fresh raspberries, strawberries, red cherries, fresh tomato and rose petals. On the palate you find dried red fruit, fresh basil, thyme and tomato paste with some tannins on the long finish. Let this red breathe for 45 minutes or an hour before serving.
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    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $21.25

  • KEO COMMANDARIA ST. JOHN DESSERt WINE CYPRUS

    Item #: 372444
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Tawny colour with a golden rim. Intense bouquet with aromas of dried fruits, oak and a hint of caramel. Luscious, sweet palate displaying dried fru...
    Tawny colour with a golden rim. Intense bouquet with aromas of dried fruits, oak and a hint of caramel. Luscious, sweet palate displaying dried fruits and spice, finishing with a plummy aftertaste. A most affordable and pleasant dessert wine which has a history dating back to the ancient Greeks.
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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 WINERY 2014 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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  • 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 2016 ASSYRTIKO, SANTORINI, GREECE

    Item #: 372455
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2016 Assyrtiko is unoaked and comes in at 14% alcohol. One of the island's benchmar...
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2016 Assyrtiko is unoaked and comes in at 14% alcohol. One of the island's benchmarks, this is always in fine form these day–and always rather hard to evaluate when it is young. Deceptively, this bottling doesn't seem intimidating on first taste, but it always hides many layers. I tend to decant them or taste them again the next day when they are young. Otherwise, you tend to miss too much. Wonderfully elegant and finishing with a salty nuance, this shows impeccable balance. Its best feature is the lingering and intense finish, with plenty of tension and grip. It has far more power than it seems on a casual sip and that power doesn't go away as the wine airs and warms. I tried it the next day, in fact, and it put on weight, absorbed the salt and showed even more power. Two days later, it still preened in its power and precision, fresh as a daisy and wholly unevolved. (The salt was back, too.) The gripping finish that coated the palate was simply impressive. This is another beauty from Sigalas, something that has a lot of upside potential still. Granting that I do not have them side by side, this might even be superior to the 2015. It's hard to overlook the superlative combination of concentration and intensity. If nothing else, it is a worthy competitor to the 2015 and fully its equal. While I am leaning up on it today, it is all about the potential as not many whites are this tightly wound. Try this again at the beginning summer 2019, and you will no doubt have a better experience. You can dive in now, if you insist, but I suspect this may not be fully expressive until 2020 or so. It should also age effortlessly, but let's start here and take the rest in stages. I won't be shocked if handles 20 years or more well, but let's be conservative for the moment."

    Assyrtiko, from the volcanic island of Santorini, is perhaps the finest white wine from Greece. For our top Greek wine, once again we feature the high-scoring Sigalas Assyrtiko. The Wine Advocate's Mark Squires says: "One of the island's benchmarks, this is always in fine form these days … this might even be superior to the 2015." Assyrtiko is known for its minerality and Chablis-like acidity. The Sigalas also displays great concentration of fruit. The Wine Advocate says it is wonderfully elegant and has impeccable balance. Delicious now, particularly with seafood, it will develop even more complexity if you can set it aside it for several years.
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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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  • SKOURAS 2015 ZOE RED 90% AGHIORGHITIKO (ST. GEORGE)/10% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    Item #: 372372
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The colour is brilliant, medium-strength violet with pink hues. On the nose it is vivid and intense with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, hi...
    The colour is brilliant, medium-strength violet with pink hues. On the nose it is vivid and intense with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, hints of plums, violets and dried herbs. On the palate it has medium body, moderate acidity with smooth tannins – all in harmony. The aftertaste is moderate with a gentle note of anise seed. -Wine Maker’s Notes
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  • TSELEPOS 16 ASSYRTIKO, VIELLES VIGNES CANAVA CHRISSOU TSELEPOS 2016 ASSYRTIKO, SANTORINI

    Item #: 372346
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This delightful crisp white from Santorini is composed of 100% unoaked old vine Assyrtiko. On the nose you find citrus and white fruit aromas. On...
    This delightful crisp white from Santorini is composed of 100% unoaked old vine Assyrtiko. On the nose you find citrus and white fruit aromas. On the palate the citrus flavors lead to a minerally finish. This wine is made for fresh fish and seafood.
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    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price $26.98

  • VORINOS 2016 VIDIANO DRY WHITE CRETE

    Item #: 372405
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vidiano is an ancient Cretan variety which was fading into extinction before being revived by young winemakers.

    Medium intensity aromas o...

    Vidiano is an ancient Cretan variety which was fading into extinction before being revived by young winemakers.

    Medium intensity aromas of yellow and citrus fruits, which are combined with a little more intense aromas of chamomile, jasmine and spices. Full and rich flavour presenting the tasting characteristics of apricot and flowers. Very pleasant, balanced acidity and fine finish.
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  • ZAFEIRAKIS 2013 LIMNIONA RED, GREECE

    Item #: 362310
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    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. ...
    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. Robinson says: "Zafeirakis' varietal Limniona, from vines densely planted in 2005 at 100 meters above sea level, is well coloured and spicy, medium-bodied, fresh, fragrant and silky, with good ageing potential." On the nose you find aromas of black cherry, plum and a fine herbs; in the mouth it is lush and elegant, displaying blue and red fruit flavors with soft tannins and good acidity on the finish.
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    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $16.89

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