Few winemakers can put names such as Cathy Corison, Rudd Estate, Cain Vineyard, Domaine Dujac, and Yering Station on their resumes, but Erica Orr can as she honed her talents in these wineries before striking out on her own. The 2017 Orr Chenin Blanc is sourced from vineyards with almost 40 years of vine age. It has a complete and correct aroma of Chenin Blanc—quince and green apple. It’s dry for the variety, and among the best in Washington State. Try it with seared scallops.

2017 Orr Chenin Blanc Old Vine Columbia Valley 25.00 20.75VS

Deal Of The Month

It doesn’t take much money to buy a great Chianti when wineshop owner Francesco Bonfio is doing the winemaking!
The 2016 Francesco Bonfio Chianti has all the dried cherry fruit and black cherry flavor one could ask for, reminding us of a Riserva wine from Castelnuovo Berardenga. This is a great everyday value!

2016 Francesco Bonfio Chianti 13.00 10.79VS

The Weekly Tasting

PASSING TIME

On Saturday, May 12th, we will pour a pair of 97 point wines—hike! Crafted by football legends Damon Huard and Dan Marino, with partners Doug Donnelly, Kevin Hughes, and winemaker Chris Peterson, Passing Time is making a run of it! Damon will visit the shops to showcase these two amazing Cabernet Sauvignons, sign bottles, talk shop, and you can score some for you cellar.

2015 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills (Limited) 79.95 net

2015 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley (Limited) 79.95 net

New Arrivals

2017 SYNCLINE WHITES

James and Poppie Mantone have turned up the volume on their 2017 whites—classy, zesty, bright, and full of flavor. These wines have plenty of acidity to keep one sipping and smiling. From shellfish for the Grüner Veltliner, to orange chicken with three star Thai spice for the Grenache Blanc, and blackened swordfish for the “lip stinging” Picpoul, these are food friendly whites that clearly sing of the Mantones’ devotion to their fruit sources and growers.

2017 Syncline Picpoul ‘Boushey Vineyard’
Yakima Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2017 Syncline Grüner Veltliner ‘Bloxom Vineyard’
Columbia Valley 20.00 16.60VS

2017 Syncline Grenache Blanc ‘Boushey Vineyard’
Yakima Valley 32.00 26.56VS

W.T. VINTNERS

The new line up from W.T. Vintners has some very nice additions. W.T. Vintners – short for the White and Thorsen Family Vintners—is a group of passionate wine folks who know what they are looking to make from their experience in the business, and source grapes from many of the best vineyards in Washington.

2016 W.T. Vintners Grüner Veltliner ‘Underwood Mountain’ 20.00 16.60VS

2016 W.T. Vintners Chenin Blanc ‘Stoneridge Vineyard’ 20.00 16.60VS

2015 W.T. Vintners Syrah ‘Gorgeous’ ‘Destiny Ridge Vineyard’ 30.00 24.90VS

2015 W.T. Vintners Syrah ‘Boushey Vineyard’ (Limited) 40.00 33.20VS

Staff Picks

2017 ROSES

Let’s hope that April’s showers will bring May flowers and warm enough weather to sip rosé wines on the deck!

2017 Domaine Bahourat Rosé
Costieres de Nîmes 10.00 8.30VS

2017 Domaine Poli Niellucciu Rosé Corse 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Carrel & Fils Rosé
Vin de Savoie 16.00 13.28VS

2017 Château de Pampelonne Rosé Côtes de Provence 20.00 16.60VS

2017 Nicholas and Pascal Reverdy Sancerre Rosé ‘Terre de Maimbray’ 25.00 20.75VS

2017 La Bastide Blanche Rosé
Bandol 25.00 20.75VS

2017 André Neveu Sancerre Rosé Loire Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2017 àMaurice Cellars Syrah Rosé ‘àRosé’ Walla Walla Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2017 Miraval Rosé Côtes de Provence 28.00 23.24VS

2017 Domaine Gour de Chaulé Rosé‘Amour de Rose’ 30.00 24.90VS

2017 Gran Moraine Rosé of Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton 30.00 24.90VS

2017 PASTOU SANCERRE SURY

The village of Sury-en-Vauxis is located to the north of the famous Sancerre vineyard ‘La Côte des Monts Damnés’. Jean-Marc Pastou makes flinty, lively Sauvignon Blanc that is light in alcohol, crisp, and ideal with local shellfish. We are honored to represent these wines in the local area. Quantities are limited.

2017 Pastou Sancerre ‘La Côte de Sury’ ‘Vielles Vignes’ (Limited) 26.00 21.58VS