In order to match our neighbor’s (B&E Meats & Seafood) closing time, we are shifting the Queen Anne shop hours to match the Ravenna shop hours. Beginning February 20th, both shops will be open:

Tuesday-Friday 10:30AM to 6:30PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 6PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
(Beginning February 20th at Queen Anne)

Deal Of The Month

2016 KEVIN WHITE RED

A blend of 45% Syrah, 32% Grenache, and 23 % Mourvèdre, the 2016 Kevin White Red emulates a fine Rhône wine from the village of Lirac. Its spices and berry fruit flavors combine to give it a mulberry and lilac aroma. The wine shows lots of blueberry on the palate, with supple yet sweet tannins. It also represents great value from Washington State.

2016 Kevin White Red Columbia Valley 20.00 16.60VS

The Weekly Tasting

2015 NORTHERN RHONE

When Marcel Guigal says “2015 was the best vintage he has ever known, (in a career that began in 1961)”, and Jancis Robinson MW recommends one “to grab northern Rhône 2015 reds with both hands”, we figure it is time to wake up! The 2015 growing season in the northern Rhône was near perfect. A wet winter left the water table high for the hot, dry summer. It was “almost too perfect” said Philippe Guigal. The nights were cool, helping to retain flavor and acidity. Rain around the 15th of August was perfect to refresh the juice in the grapes during the heat. Thus, we will have a few different tastings of these wines—the first of which will be Saturday, February 17th at both shops.

2015 Jean-Baptiste Souillard Syrah Vin de France 28.00 23.24VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Syrah ‘LesVins d’à Côte’ 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 36.00 29.88VS

2015 Domaine Michelas St. Jemms Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Chasselière’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Jean-Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 41.00 34.03VS

2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage ‘Domaine de Thalabert’ 46.00 38.18VS

2015 Faury Saint-Joseph 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph ‘Les Pierres Seches’ 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph ‘Cavanos’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Bernard Grippa Saint-Joseph 45.00 37.35VS

2015 Maxime Graillot Saint-Joseph ‘Equis’ 45.00 37.35VS

New Arrivals

2016 TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE

The 2016 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso is made from 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio grapes, from low yielding vineyards. The average age of the vines is between 5 and 50 years of age. This is a great crossover between Nebbiolo and red Burgundy, featuring the best elements of both grape varieties.

2016 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso Mount Etna 23.00 19.09VS

2017 DRY ROSES BEGIN TO ARRIVE

Are you ready for Rosé? The first of last year’s rosés are beginning to arrive! They are lively and zesty, and great for salty or spicy dishes.

2017 Campuget Rosé ‘Tradition’ Costières de Nîmes 11.00 9.13VS

2017 Domaine Sorin Rosé ‘Terra Amata’ Côte de Provence 13.00 10.79VS

2017 Underground Wine Project Rosé ‘And Why am I Mr. Pink’ 15.00 12.45VS

2017 WillaKenzie Estate Rosé Willamette Valley (Limited) 20.00 16.60VS

Staff Picks

2016 DOMAINE JOMAIN BLANCS

A small family buisness, brothers Philippe and Christophe Jomain, with their sister Catherine have run this Chardonnay focused domaine since 1992, when their father Marc left his vineyards to them. They own parcels in four of Puligny’s premier crus, and almost an acre of the Grand Cru Bâtard-Montrachet. Flawless in their purity, Domaine Jomain consistently offers great value. We highly recommend visiting if you visit the village of Puligny. Their 2016 wines tasted from barrel were stunning, and they are arriving this month. Quantities are sadly limited due to the poor harvests in recent years.

2016 Domaine Jomain Bourgogne Aligoté 18.00 14.94VS

2016 Domaine Jomain Bourgogne Blanc (Limited) 25.00 20.75VS

2016 Domaine Jomain Puligny-Montrachet (Limited) 70.00 58.10VS

2016 Domaine Jomain Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Perrières’ (Limited) 100.00 83.00VS

2016 Domaine Jomain Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Combettes’ (Limited) 115.00 95.45VS

2016 ANIMA NEGRA QUIBIA

A crisp seafood white made from a combination of red and white grapes (Callet, Premsal, & Giro Ros), the 2016 Anima Negra ‘Quíbia’ has aromas of white peach, pear, and sea breeze. On the palate, ripe peaches and Bosc pears abound.The wine is from the Spanish island of Mallorca, and it is fantastic to serve with seafood paella.

2016 Anima Negra ‘Quibia’ Vi de la Terra Mallorca 14.00 11.62VS