The 2014 Coral Wines Rosé is a blend of 85% Mourvèdre and 15% Cinsault, crafted by Christopher Chan to taste like a fine rosé from Provence. The 2014 Syncline Rosé is a blend of 38% Mourvèdre, 32% Cinsault, and 30% Grenache that shows blood orange and pink grapefruit notes. From Spain, we have the 2014 Armas de Guerra Mencía Rosato that has a watermelon scent. The 2014 La Spinetta Sangiovese Rosato has a floral aroma, with wild strawberry scents. We are waiting to try the 2014 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé, however, buy as much of the 2014 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé as you can get!

2014 Coral Wines Rosé Columbia Valley 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Syncline Rosé Columbia Valley 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Armas de Guerra Mencía Rosado Bierzo (Limited) 10.00 8.30VS

2014 La Spinetta Sangiovese Rosato Toscana 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 15.00 12.45VS

2014 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé Côtes de Provence 22.00 18.26VS

New Arrivals

2013 Ridge Pure Zinfandels

The 2013 Ridge Zinfandel ‘East Bench’ is one of only two Ridge Zinfandels that is made entirely from the single varietal. The vineyard is on the bench land overlooking Dry Creek Valley. It has raspberry fruit with pepper and eucalyptus notes. The other 100% Zinfandel is the 2013 Ridge Zinfandel ‘Benito Dusi Ranch’ from Paso Robles. In contrast is shows sundried cherries, sour plum, and baking spices, reflecting the warmer site in Paso Robles. These are fun to compare to get a glimpse of “pure” Zinfandel.

2013 Ridge Zinfandel ‘East Bench’ Dry Creek Valley 30.00 24.90VS

2013 Ridge Zinfandel ‘Benito Dusi Ranch’ Paso Robles 33.00 27.39VS

2011 Andrew Will ‘Sorella’

The winery describes the 2011 Andrew Will Red ‘Sorella’ perfectly as having, “an attractive balance of rich tannins, bright acids, and flavors. On the nose hints of limestone, anise, lavender, blueberries, and violets are accompanied by generous and deep fruit qualities. The mid-palate possesses textured tannins in harmony with a complex depth. The wine has a laser-like focus and shows elegant restraint from both start to finish.”

2011 Andrew Will Red ‘Sorella’ Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 76.00 63.08VS

Staff Picks

2012 Foradori Teroldego

On the border between Trentino and Alto Adige, the Campo Rotaliano is a flood plain formed by the confluence of the Noce river into the Adige River—a four hundred hectare triangle surrounded by massive cliffs. This is home to Teroldego, a unique red wine that only seems to flourish in this specific climate. Teroldego is neither heavy nor light. Its garnet-purple color and smokey, dark fruit aroma are in direct contarast to its appealing lively red fruit flavor. There is plenty of tannin in the wine and it seems to be the ideal red for cured meats, salumi, and prosciutto. (more…)

2010 Tuscan Reds

The 2010 Tuscan Reds are getting exceptional press, and after tasting a selection of these gems, we suggest that you add a selection to your cellar. The 2010 Villa di Capezzana Carmignano is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, the original Tuscan wine to employ the variety. The new designation “Gran Selezione’ is made exclusively from a winery’s own grapes, grown in its finest vineyards, according to strict regulations that make it a truly premium wine. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino are just beginning to arrive, and the press has created a monster. We have various pre-arrivals to offer. Please let us know your interest level.

2010 Villa di Capezzana Carmignano 32.00 26.56VS

2010 San Felice Chainti Classico Gran Selezione Castelnuovo Berardenga 40.00 33.20VS (more…)