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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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  • 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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  • ARGYROS 2016 ESTATE ASSYRTIKO

    Item #: 304572
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "A powerful style, with concentrated flavors of gooseberry, ripe lime, quince and dried t...
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "A powerful style, with concentrated flavors of gooseberry, ripe lime, quince and dried tarragon. Very creamy and lush midpalate, presenting an unctuous finish of golden raisin and spice that lingers with dried mint nuances. Drink now through 2020."
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  • BARAFAKIS 2016 AGIORGITIKO NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 372355
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • 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 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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  • DRIOPI 2013 AGIORGITIKO (ST. GEORGE) NEMEA, GREECE

    Item #: 372371
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Agiorgitiko, a red grape varietal indigenous to Greece. The red varietals, especially those from the growing regions of Nemea and Naoussa, are defi...
    Agiorgitiko, a red grape varietal indigenous to Greece. The red varietals, especially those from the growing regions of Nemea and Naoussa, are defined by an earthy rustiness similar to South Africa.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • MITTELBACH TEGERNSEERHOF 2010 RIESLING "RIED LOIBENBERG" SMARAGD

    Item #: 372437
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (w...
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (which is still much cooler than most parts of Austria’s wine regions) and is often the first to be picked within the Smaragd rieslings. The numerous parcels that are scattered over this large hill give the wine a great balance of characters from sweet meyer lemon notes to the first pick of yellow stone fruits in early summer. The wine has a wonderfully refreshing spring-like feel that is decorated with flowers, acacia honey and the first grasses of spring. Indeed, spring and summer nuances are what this wine is all about. The wine’s earth impressions are as big of a part of this wine as the fruit, and Martin prides himself in the savory and subtle nature of his wines. Oh yes, there is much more than a small dose of minerality as well. Out of the glass, the wine leads with the impressions of river stone and freshly scratched metal, you know, like your carbon steel knife after a good scrubbing. It is a beautiful wine that is refreshingly delicate for a Smaragd and is loaded with plenty of brain to keep us wine geeks transfixed.
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  • PILIZOTA 2014 PLAVINA (DRY RED) DALMATIA, CROATIA

    Item #: 372374
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Plavina is the offspring of Verdea from Puglia (Italy) and Zinfandel from Dalmatia (Croatia). Plavina is thus either the grandchild of Plavac Mali...
    Plavina is the offspring of Verdea from Puglia (Italy) and Zinfandel from Dalmatia (Croatia). Plavina is thus either the grandchild of Plavac Mali or its half-sibling. It is grown widely throughout coastal Croatia and is the most important red grape variety in Northern Dalmatia.
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  • PORTO CARRAS 2005 CHATEAU CARRAS RED Cotes de Meliton, Greece

    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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  • 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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  • RHOUS 2013 SKIPPER RED, CRETE

    Item #: 372353
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Rhous Winery, located on Crete, makes their Skipper red from 70% Kotsifali and 30% Mandilaria, two indigenouas Greek grape varietals. The wine...
    The Rhous Winery, located on Crete, makes their Skipper red from 70% Kotsifali and 30% Mandilaria, two indigenouas Greek grape varietals. The wine dislays a dark maroon color. On the nose you find spicy aromas of tomato paste, plum and cherry jam. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, the balanced fruit and gentle tannins promise the wine will evolve over time if you can resist drinking it now.

    Serve this red with marinated meats with spicy sauces, grilled or barbecued sausages, cold cuts and pate, or flavorful yellow 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 benc...
    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."
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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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  • 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.
  • TSELEPOS 15 ASSYRTIKO CANAVA CHRISSOU TSELEPOS 2015 ASSYRTIKO, SANTORINI

    Item #: 372346
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS - "With its sea salt, lemon peel and fresh-fruit aromas, this wine offers focus and ...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS - "With its sea salt, lemon peel and fresh-fruit aromas, this wine offers focus and finesse from the beginning. On the palate, bright lemon and lime peel flavors and a pronounced mineral edge are beautifully integrated. This is a terroir-driven white that's made for fresh fish and vegetarian dishes."
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