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.
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
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
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
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