THE EYRIE VINEYARDS TURNS 50!
In the winter of 1965, 25-year old David Lett moved to Oregon with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory. Now 50 years later his theory is an industry and his work has become legendary. The Eyrie Vineyards will celebrate its 50th birthday in February, and to honor this great success, we will sample a selection of their current releases with assistant winemaker, Russ Margach, and taste the flavors that are now iconic for Oregon, but didn’t exist when David Lett first had his vision.
2013 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 20.00 16.60VS
2012 Pinot Gris ‘Original Vines’ Willamette Valley 35.00 29.05VS
2012 Chardonnay Willamette Valley 29.00 24.07VS
2012 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 35.00 29.05VS
Three Bordeaux-style wines from Avennia are being released in February and they are 2012’s to try! The 2012 Avennia Red ‘Gravura’ is spicy and round with hints of savory and sage. The 2012 Avennia Red ‘Valery’ makes its first appearance outside of their wine club, and it is delicious. Lots of mocha and black raspberry notes give it an elegant nature. The 2012 Avennia Red ‘Sestina’ is a powerfully deep red with fascinating character. The hints of black licorice and black cherry lead to a polished flavor of currants and cassis— a great bottle for the cellar.
2012 Avennia Red ‘Gravura’ Columbia Valley 35.00 29.05VS
2012 Avennia Red ‘Valery’ Columbia Valley 45.00 37.35VS
2012 Avennia Red ‘Sestina’ Columbia Valley 60.00 49.80VS
We are offering the new releases of Leonetti Cellar in February, prior to their release in March. Leonetti reds continue to deliver outstanding quality. At a recent tasting, these new vintages showed the complex tannin structures and subtle oak of these estate wines. The talented hand of winemaker Chris Figgins continues to assure that they are among the best wines made in Washington. Credit card payments are being accepted to guarantee your order.
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2012 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese Walla Walla Valley 72.95 net
2013 Leonetti Cellar Merlot Walla Walla Valley 79.95 net
2012 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 99.95 net
2012 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley 149.95 net
The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft), and the cool climate yield wines with intense aromas and flavors along with mouth-watering acidity. The Valle Isarco is known for the grape varieties of Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer, and Veltliner. Come in and meet Becky Vuolo-Paglia the national sales manager for Abbazia di Novicella on Saturday February 21st and taste a selection of these great wines.
2013 Pinot Grigio Valle Isarco Alto Adige 18.00 14.94VS
2013 Kerner Valle Isarco Alto Adige 18.00 14.94VS
2013 Grüner Veltliner Valle Isarco Alto Adige 18.00 14.94VS
2012 Pinot Nero Valle Isarco Alto Adige 20.00 16.60VS
2010 Lagrein Valle Isarco Alto Adige 18.00 14.94VS
The Grasso family only farms estate vineyards in Treiso and Barbaresco, owning cru in Asili and Pora. Their wines are all extraordinary values when compared with competitive wines. The 2013 Ca’del Baio Chardonnay has lovely green apple and citrus notes. Their 2012 Ca’ del Baio Dolcetto d’Alba has a wild strawberry aroma. The 2013 Ca’ del Baio Barbera d’Alba is filled with red currant flavors. The 2013 Ca’ del Baio Nebbiolo Langhe has a lovely dried rose aroma. The 2010 Ca’del Baio Barbaresco ‘Pora’ has a big aroma of plums and hazelnuts.
2013 Ca’ del Baio Chardonnay Langhe 15.00 12.45VS
2012 Ca’ del Baio Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Lodoli’ 16.00 13.28VS
2013 Ca’ del Baio Barbera d’Alba ‘Paolina’ 16.00 13.28VS
2013 Ca’ del Baio Nebbiolo Langhe 17.00 14.11VS
2010 Ca’ del Baio Barbaresco ‘Pora’ 55.00 45.65VS