2011 DeLille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Grand Ciel’ Red Mountain 160.00 132.80VS

2011 Quintessa Red Rutherford, Napa Valley 129.95 net

2011 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 194.95 net

2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia 199.95 net

2012 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon (by Duckhorn) Red Mountain 40.00 33.20VS

2011 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 139.95 net

2010 Aldo Conterno Barolos will be available—please inquire.

New Arrivals

2012 Betz Family Rhône Wines

After two years of challenging harvests, the Columbia Valley finally saw a normal vintage in 2012. Spring was moderate, and a gentle summer without heat spikes made the harvest begin early. Hot weather in August provided above average heat accumulation for the year. A long gentle autumn lead to fully mature fruit being harvested. The wines are limited in supply.

2012 Betz Family Red ‘Bésoleil’ Columbia Valley (Limited) 49.00 40.67VS

2012 Betz Family Syrah ‘La Serenne’ YakimaValley (Limited) 61.50 51.05VS

2012 Betz Family Syrah ‘La Côte Rousse’ Red Mountain (Limited) 61.50 51.05VS

Avennia

Three fine new wines from Avennia have just been released and we will taste these on Saturday, September 27th at both shops. The 2013 Avennia Sauvignon Blanc ‘Oliane’ is a delicious, crisp white perfect for local shellfish. The 2012 Avennia Red ‘Justine’ blends Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah in a very Southern Rhône style. The 2012 Avennia Syrah ‘Arnaut’ is exceptional and all from Dick Boushey’s Vineyard in the Yakima Valley.

2013 Avennia Sauvignon Blanc ‘Oliane’ Yakima Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2012 Avennia Red ‘Justine’ Columbia Valley 40.00 33.20VS

2012 Avennia Syrah ‘Arnaut’ Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 50.00 41.50VS

Staff Picks

2011 Terre Nere Etna Rosso

The 2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nerre Etna Rosso are remarkable wines, each having a different character derived from the unique soils of Mount Etna. The Guardiola has a flavor reminiscent of Barolo from La Morra, the Santo Spirito tastes like Grand Cru Bugundy from Vosne-Romanée, the Calderara Sottana recalls Barbaresco, and the Feudo di Mezzo ‘Il Quadro delle Rose’ has a fine texture like a Chambolle-Musigny.

2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso ‘Guardiola’ 40.00 33.20VS

2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso ‘Santo Spirito’ (Limited) 40.00 33.20VS

2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso ‘Calderara Sottana’ 40.00 33.20VS

2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso ‘Feudo di Mezzo’ 40.00 33.20VS

2013 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco 21.00 17.43VS

2013 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Olio di Oliva 21.00 net

2013 Zarate Albariño

Zarate farms 6.54 hectare in 11 vineyards in the villages of Sisán and Padrenda in the valley of Salnés. The vines are over 120 years of age. This is a delicious wine to serve with prawns.

2013 Zarate Albariño ‘Val do Salnes’ Rías Baixas 25.00 20.75VS