2014 McCarthy & Schiering Red Yakima Valley 22.95 net

Our newest private label is the 2014 McCarthy & Schiering Red, a blend of 90% Grenache (Block 23) and 10% Cinsault from Olsen Vineyards in Yakima Valley. It was made for us by Morgan Lee of Two Vintners. The Grenache and the Cinsault were produced using 30% whole cluster fermentation and native yeasts. It was aged in neutral French oak for 18 months. This is a big wine with a bold fruit character. Dark purple in color, it has lots of cassis and currant flavor. The Cinsault adds lift, and a faint black plum flavor, giving the wine a European style—think Vacqueyras.

New Arrivals

2014 MOREAU CHABLIS

The Moreau family has lived in the heart of Chablis since 1814. The Domaine holds a total of about 12.5 hectares with vines averaging 45 years of age. Fabien Moreau, the sixth generation of the family, is the current winemaker and has taken their wines to new levels of quality. The 2014 Christian Moreau Chablis has the seashell aroma of classic limestone soils, a lovely texture, and a racy and lasting finish that is impressive.

2014 Christian Moreau Chablis 28.00 23.24VS

2013 LEFLAIVE LES SETILLES

The 2013 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne ‘Les Sétilles’ is sourced from vineyards within Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, with each being half of the final blend. The grapes are from various plots in each village to maximize complexity. The 2013 is a beauty, showing a touch more Puligny-Montrachet like notes.

2013 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc ‘Les Sétilles’ 25.00 20.75VS

Staff Picks

2013 DONNHOFF

The Dönnhoff family has been making wine since 1750, in Germany’s Nahe region. A full 80% of their production is Riesling. The wines are filled with white peach, almond, and stonefruit flavors, and are creamy on the palate. The lovely mineral-rich finish combines with a juicy refreshing acidity to give great pleasure.

2013 Dönnhoff Oberhaüser Leistenberg Kabinett Nahe 30.00 24.90VS

2013 Dönnhoff Oberhaüser Brücke Spätlese Nahe 55.00 45.65VS

2014 NICOLAS JAY PINOT NOIR

A joint partnership between California music executive and wine enthusiast, Jay Boberg, and Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Domaine Nicolas Jay has released their 2014 vintage in the Seattle market. The 2014 Domaine Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir shows the bold, complex fruit of the vintage. There is a distinctive African violet aroma. Lots of black cherry and hints of new oak fill the palate with complexity. The finish is deep and lasting.

2014 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 65.00 53.95VS