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Canta is an LA wine delivery service supplying
mostly to the east side of Los Angeles. We send
out rotating weekly-ish offers via our mailing
list
of thoughtfully put together selections that
focus on winemaker and place, as well as
selected bottles that are perfect for right now—
please click here to subscribe or simply check
back often. We also offer custom subscriptions
as well as catering and event curation services.

Current Offerings

Panevino
Domaine La Côtelette
Joan Ramón Escoda
Domaine Derain
Lé Thio Noots
Le Petit Domaine de Gimios
Domaine in Black
Karnage
Ivo Ferreira
Güeyu Mar

Amagat Prisonnier des Nuages 2020 $21
Sergi Serrano Botera 2020 $22
Portes Obertes La Nuria 2020 $25
Le Raisin et l’Ange Nedjma 2020 $26
Julie Brosselin Rue de la Peste 2018 $27
Mendall Abeurador Tranquil 2020 $29
Mada Khallina 2020 $29
Michel Guignier La Bonne Pioche 2018 $30
Fable Farm Jalu 2019 $33
Sauveterre Pet Nat 2019 $33
Mada Marche Noir 2020 $36
J-M Dreyer Origin Gewurztraminer 2019 $39
Valentin Morel Semaine 16 2017 $40
J-F Ginglinger Gewurztraminer Infusion 2015 $40
Stephane Cyran A l’Origine 2020 $40
Stefano Bellotti Montemarino 2018 $40
Stefano Bellotti Nibiô 2014 $44
Matassa Mambo Sun 2020 $45
Radovan Šuman Modri Pinot 2019 $59
Vini Viti Vinci Grôle Tête 2016 MAG $68
Renaud Boyer Puligny Montrachet 2018 $99

Chez Pierre Beauger
A Visit to Samuel Boulay
A Visit to El Pinell de Brai

Merch

Big Tote Bag $30

Mark

Joan Ramón Escoda

(Conca de Barberá, Spain)




Joan Ramón Escoda is really not an intimidating dude. Maybe it's the sexy (in a Catalunyan country kind of way) hair that made me think otherwise, but the guy is pretty damn chill. Recently traveling with his west coast US importer, Josh Eubank of Percy Selections, we stopped by his family’s restaurant Tossal Gros for lunch. Sporting an Adidas mask, and his hair looking as majestic as ever, JR warmly welcomed us to the table that he was holding court at outside, and promptly opened Mas del Gaio 2020, a deliciously candied macerated white blend, simultaneously complex and immediate, to start things off. Over an incredible lunch we sampled a few Escoda cellar gems but when it came down to ordering bottles for the meal, Joan was a fierce advocate of his best friend Laureano Serres, insisting we order some deep cut Mendall bottles from the restaurant's collection—clearly, we had no issue with this. In contrast to Laureano’s young wines that take on more elegance as they age (BB 2010 right now is just unreal), Joan’s agua vivas, as he calls them, usually encompass a specific kind of Catalan sophistication and lushness straight out of the gate and of course, do well in the cellar, too.

After lunch we went to the bodega and tasted some Escoda 21s just in vessel—Joan was quite spirited about the still fermenting wines and the recent harvest, especially in contrast to the 2020 harvest, a vintage in which most of his grapes were lost to downy mildew, and sadly, his smallest crop in 15 years. Luckily, the wine he was able to make in 2020 is however stellar, and I am pleased to be able to offer a small quantity of those plus La Llopetera 2019, his Pinot Noir aged in amphora and Carmen 2018, a deluxe new cuvée of 100% Cabernet Franc named after his wife; a rich red wine meant for a big winter meal with friends.



Els Bassots 2020
Chenin Blanc
$31





Les Paradetes 2020
Carinyena / Garnatxa / Sumoll
$31





La Llopetera 2019

Pinot Noir
$33





Mas del Gaio 2020
Parellada / Garnatxa Blanca / Macabeo / Sumoll Blanc
$40





Carmen 2018
Cabernet Franc
$55