Happy New Year 2016!

We would like to take a moment to thank you for your business in 2015. We celebrated our 35th anniversary in October of 2015, quite a milestone for a small business. Your support has allowed us to continue to provide great wines and events. We look forward to an exciting year in 2016. Thanks from all our staff.

New Arrivals

2014 KEN WRIGHT PINOT NOIR

We have access to the 2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Single Vineyards’ for a short while, and they are superb. Come in and sample a selection of these rich and delicious gems with Asa Sarver, the National Sales Manager of the winery, on Saturday, January 30th at both shops.

2014 ‘Abbott Claim’ Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2014 ‘Bonnie Jean’ Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2014 ‘Bryce’ Ribbon Ridge 49.95 net

2014 ‘Canary Hill’ Eola-Amity 49.95 net

2014 ‘Carter’ Eola-Amity 49.95 net

2014 ‘Freedom Hill’ Willamette Valley 49.95 net

2014 Shea’ Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2014 ‘Savoya’ Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net (more…)

LES HERETIERES DU COMTE LAFON

It is odd to call some of the most expensive Mâconnais wines amazing values, but it is true. Considering the prices that the Meursaults made by Dominique Lafon fetch, the wines of Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon claim only a fraction of the price. Made by Dominique and Caroline Gon in the tiny village of Milly-Lamartine, in a modest building, the wines each have a unique character, but a consistent thread of quality vinification. We only get small quantities.

2014 Mâcon-Prissé (Limited) 34.00 28.22VS

2014 Mâcon ‘Milly-Lamartine’ (Limited) 34.00 28.22VS

2014 Mâcon-Uchizy “Les Maranches’ (Limited) 42.00 34.86VS

2014 Mâcon-Chardonnay ‘Clos de la Crochette’ (Ltd) 42.00 34.86VS

2014 Mâcon-Bussières (Limited) 42.00 34.86VS

2014 Mâcon ‘Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four’ 49.00 40.67VS

2014 Lafon Viré-Clessé (Limited) 50.00 41.50VS

2014 Lafon Saint-Véran (Limited) 50.00 41.50VS

Staff Picks

2014 WHITE BURGUNDIES

The 2014 whites from Burgundy have a natural balance of fruit, body, and acidity and they show fresh citrus and stone fruit flavors. There are floral elements—white flower and acacia, and mineral notes from the zesty acidity. This will be a good vintage to collect, but be aware that the quantities were again small.

2014 Gérard Tremblay Chablis 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Joseph Drouhin Rully Blanc 25.00 20.75VS

2014 Louis Michel Chablis 25.00 20.75VS

2014 Chateau Thivin Beaujolais-Blanc ‘Rochebonne’ 27.00 22.41VS

2014 Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Chardonnay 30.00 24.90VS

2014 J.M. Boillot Montagny 1er Cru 32.00 26.56VS

2014 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin 35.00 29.05VS

2014 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’ 45.00 37.35VS

2012 ANDREW WILL SORELLA

Having sold every vintage of Andrew Will wines beginning with the 1989 vintage, we fondly remember the first release of ‘Sorella’ in 1994. Originally named for Chris Camarda’s sister, the label now carries the portrait of Chris’ late wife Annie. Having tasted every vintage, we can easily say that the 2012 Andrew Will Red ‘Sorella’ is the greatest wine Chris has made to date. It has amazing texture and balance. From the Champoux Vineyard, it is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Franc. A striking aroma of black currants and black raspberry leads to a structured wine that has soft tannins and bright acidity. The complex finish tickles the tongue with sublime flavors, making one immediately want another sip. Bravo!

2012 Andrew Will Red ‘Sorella’ Horse Heaven Hills 86.00 71.38VS