New Arrivals

There are 21 available

<<
Prev
Sort by
Show
2019 Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc (375ml)
2018 Joel Gott
New

2018 Joel Gott "815" California Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)

“815” honors the birthday of Joel Gott’s daughter, but as a California Cabernet that’s as affordable as it is delicious, it’s a “present” we all can enjoy. The wine’s complexity and value are achieved by sourcing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from great appellations in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake County, Lodi and Paso Robles. The particular climate and soils in each appellation add a unique component such as color, tannin, intensity, or sweetness to the blend. As for winemaking, Gott uses American oak barrels, which infuse the wine with the vanilla notes that can so spice up California Cab. The result is a Cabernet that is complex, plush, well-balanced – and ready to drink. Gott recommends decanting to open up the flavors as well as pairing the wine with casual fare like steak tacos or hamburgers.

Details »
¥2,200 (incl. tax)
2019 Dressage Central Coast Chardonnay
New

2019 Dressage Central Coast Chardonnay

Dressage is a new label produced by Castle Rock in celebration of 25 years in the business. According to the winery, “the art of Dressage is about the harmony, elegance and balance between horse and rider.” As Castle Rock sees it, the same holds true for winemaking, with the winemaker working to harmonize the grapes, soils and climate into perfect balance. These elements come into sharp focus in this wine, a Chardonnay from select vineyards along the cool Central Coast. Awarded 86 points by the Wine Enthusiast, Dressage Chardonnay pleases with aromas and flavors of apple and citrus with tropical fruit, subtle oak, and vanilla notes. 

Details »
¥2,860 (incl. tax)
2019 Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
New

2019 Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Willamette Pinot Noir is a great new addition to Hotei’s selection of affordable appellation Pinot Noirs produced by the Castle Rock Winery. The cool climate, lengthy growing season, and diverse soils are just part of what makes the Willamette Valley a great region for this varietal. As important is the devotion to a handcrafted approach, organic viticulture and sustainability practiced by so many of the producers there. The Willamette Valley is now recognized for a style of Pinot Noir that’s well-balanced, supple and crisp, lighter in body but as deliciously fruit-forward as its counterparts in California. The winery describes this wine as offering “aromas of cherry and spice. On the palate, it gives flavors of berries, cinnamon, black cherry, sweet vanilla oak, and floral notes with a long velvety finish.” It should pair well with lamb, chicken, pork, salmon, and light pasta dishes.

Details »
¥3,300 (incl. tax)
Very Low Stock
NV Gruet Blanc de Blancs
New

NV Gruet Blanc de Blancs

Produced from 100% Chardonnay, the non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is crisp and lively, with a froth of tiny beads that never seem to run out of gas. Following the practice at Champagne Gruet, the non-vintage selection includes some reserve wine in the blend to add complexity and to help maintain a consistent house style. With a brut-level of dosage (i.e. dry but not bone dry), the wine is medium-bodied and delicate, with aromas of green apples and lemon zest opening up to flavors of fresh apple and pineapple. If drinking more sparkling wine is one of your New Year resolutions, why not with one of Wine Spectator’s 100 top wine values for 2020! 

Details »
¥3,850 (incl. tax)
2019 Joel California Gott
New

2019 Joel California Gott "Barrel-Aged" Chardonnay

This new, limited-release addition to Joel Gott’s portfolio is sourced from four of California’s top regions for Chardonnay: Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Santa Maria and Sta. Rita Hills. While all four regions feature a cool, Pacific Ocean-influenced climate, variations in soil, fog, sunlight and average temperatures create unique characteristics that add complexity to the blend. And while “barrel-aged” suggests a marked contrast to Joel’s “unoaked” California Chardonnay, only 25% of the wine spent time new French oak barrels. The wine is round but light in texture and brims with notes of fresh pears and fennel without toast or vanilla. It would pair well with summer salads, delicate fish dishes and sushi.  

Details »
¥3,960 (incl. tax)
2007 Three Late Harvest Riesling
New

2007 Three Late Harvest Riesling "S3x" Russian River Valley (375ml)

Like amber honey, this late harvest Riesling is best enjoyed in Small, Sweet, Sips. Hence, the name Three S3x. One secret to producing a fine late-harvest Riesling is to pick so late in the season that the grapes begin to shrivel, losing liquid while concentrating the sugars. The other is to hope for botrytis cinerea, the “noble rot” that can infect certain vineyards under special conditions but also turns plain sweet into nectar of the gods. In 2007, Sonoma grape growers struggled with a cool and rainy spring, high temperatures in July, and early rains later in the season. While less than ideal for most grape varieties, a Riesling vineyard along the Russian River experienced enough humidity that allowed botrytis to grow in the golden bunches. If you have heard that white wines are best within a couple years of release, fear not! Riesling is among the most age-worthy of all grape varieties – especially the sweet ones. This 2007 late harvest Riesling is just beginning to acquire the tertiary notes of dried fruit, nuts and honey. Pair this wine with a pungent cheese - like a blue cheese - or a fine dessert such as crème brûlée or flan, fig, apricot or peach desserts, cheesecake or apple pie.

Details »
¥3,960 (incl. tax)
2014 Lawer Betsy's Vineyard Petite Sirah
New

2014 Lawer Betsy's Vineyard Petite Sirah

Details »
¥4,070 (incl. tax)
Sold Out
2019 Taken Napa Valley Chardonnay
New

2019 Taken Napa Valley Chardonnay

An exciting new addition to Hotei’s line of Taken wines, the 2019 Chardonnay is fine wine at a great price. Almost entirely sourced from vineyards in the Napa Valley (there’s a dollop of Sonoma in there, too), this is Chardonnay crafted with high-end methods, including fermentation on native yeasts and in French oak barrels. As the winemaker, Rebecca Jain, says, “The 2019 Taken Chardonnay boasts a beautiful nose of spice, citrus, and lemon blossom. On the palate, Asian pear, grapefruit, and Gravenstein apple are rounded out with hints of butterscotch and walnut. The mouthfeel is juicy, though not too heavy, with an uplifting, refreshing, crisp finish. Bright Napa Valley acidity is balanced out with creaminess coming from a splash of Sonoma fruit.”

Details »
¥4,180 (incl. tax)
2018 Blacksmith Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay
New

2018 Blacksmith Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay

Fans of Blacksmith Cellars may notice the 2018 Chardonnay sports not only a new label but a different AVA. No longer from Carneros, the 2018 was sourced from 30-year-old vines growing in Kent Rosenblum’s Lone Oak Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River AVA. A summer climate that’s cool but sunny makes for Chardonnay with pure fruit, structure and fresh acidity. According to Matt Smith the wine offers “notes of apple and green melon, followed by caramel, vanilla, and oak…. wonderful breadth and medium-body, packed with Pippin apples, pears and butter toffee.” If you prefer Chardonnays that balance plump, creamy richness with fruitiness and fresh acidity, Blacksmith RRV Chardonnay delivers all the complexity of the finer wines of the region but priced for any occasion. A delight with spicy Asian fare or all manner or shellfish. 

Details »
¥4,290 (incl. tax)
2018 Hoopla Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
New

2018 Hoopla Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The winery dedicates this wine to Dante, the vineyard dog in charge enough to be called the “original boss.” Despite the playfulness of the label, this is a serious and seductive Bordeaux-style wine. Worth noting is that in 2018, the blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot was sourced entirely from the Napa Valley. The wine seduces with layers of dark fruit flavors but remains balanced with acidity and well-integrated oak. This is a Napa Cabernet that’s both food-friendly and affordable, needing no special occasion to open and enjoy with friends or family.  

Details »
¥4,290 (incl. tax)
Sold Out
2020 Leo Steen Dry Creek Valley Rose of Grenache
New

2020 Leo Steen Dry Creek Valley Rose of Grenache

A key attribute of Grenache is its versatility. The main player in the plush and spicy reds of Southern France and Spain, Grenache also produces excellent rosé, typically in a style that’s aromatic, light in color, dry, and refreshing. Leo Steen’s Grenache is from the organically- farmed Provisor Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley’s Lytton District, which has a Mediterranean climate that Grenache loves. Because the rocky vineyard yields only a meagre two tons per acre, Steen typically makes Grenache as a full-bodied red wine, but with wildfires on the horizon, he decided to pick the fruit early and send it straight to press. Fermented on native yeast and made with low sulphur, the wine is bright and full of energy with aromas and flavors of bright strawberry, orange blossom, grapefruit, and crushed rock.

Details »
¥4,290 (incl. tax)
Very Low Stock
<<
Prev
Sort by
Show