In our effort to remain open for business and create social distancing, McCarthy & Schiering has moved exclusively to curbside pick-up for now.  Clients are asked to physically not enter the shops.

Please place your order either by calling the shops or email.  All payments will be with either credit card or check.  We are no longer accepting cash.  Upon arrival at the shop, you may call from your car, and we will deliver the wine directly to your vehicle.  
We will continue to operate during normal business hours for taking orders over the phone and curbside pick up.  Email orders will be processed as usual. 
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday  10:30-6:30
Saturday  10-6
Sunday – Monday  Closed
All wine must be paid for prior to it leaving the shops.
Please recognize that we have only two phone lines per shop, so if we don’t answer right away, please consider leaving a message, or trying back later.  
 
Also, with a bit of lead lead time, we can also put together larger orders and meet you curbside as well.  We were gratified by the number of people who contacted us on Saturday and had us put together case and multiple case orders that they then picked up curbside. 
The “Curbside Wine 6-Pack — Grab and Dash!” featured in Friday’s email was a terrific success!  We are temporarily sold out, but will have more available beginning Wednesday.
Thank you for trusting us to continue to provide for your wine enjoyment for almost 40 years!  We truly appreciate your support of our small business and employees.

2016 McCarthy & Schiering Red

The newest version of McCarthy & Schiering Red is a blend of 75% Grenche, 20% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault, from fruit off of the esteemed Olsen Vineyard at the east end of the Yakima Valley. It is filled with red berry flavors from the Grenache, and has depth and wildness from the Syrah. The Cinsault lends balanced acidity, making it resemble a fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 

2016 McCarthy & Schiering Red Yakima Valley 22.95 net

Deal Of The Month

2015 Bellingar Pinot Noir

There are still a few cases of the 2015 Bellingar Estate Pinot Noir, a forward and fruity wine, sourced from notable Oregon vineyards including Seabreeze, Momtazi, Vista Hills, and Blue Heron. This is a great wine for salmon season, and as the label states, it is perfect for friends, family, food, or fireworks. We feel the fireworks are the colorful display of plum and caneberry fruit one tastes. A big pomegranate flavor explodes on the palate.  

2015 Bellingar Pinot Noir Oregon 14.99 net 

 

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

SUSPENDED

DUE TO COVID-19

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

New Arrivals

Sleight of Hand Cellars

Winemaking wizard Trey Busch will be in the shops on March 14th to put on a show. Come, see and taste Trey’s wines that he conjures up in his Walla Walla winery. These wines can be tricky to find as they disappear quickly.

2017 Sleight of Hand Chardonnay ‘Enchantress’ ‘French Creek’ 28.00 23.24VS 

2017 Sleight of Hand Red ‘Conjurer’ Columbia Valley 28.00 23.24VS  

 2016 Sleight of Hand Red Reserve ‘Archimage’ Columbia Valley 52.00 43.16VS 

2017 Sleight of Hand Syrah Reserve ‘Levitation’ Columbia Valley 45.00 37.35VS 

2016 Sleight of Hand Syrah ‘Psychedelic’ ‘Stoney Vine Estate’ (Limited) 60.00 49.80VS 

Pecchenino - Piemonte

The Pecchenino estate covers 54 acres in Dogliani and seven more in Monforte. The property dates back to the end of the 1700’s and has always been a family-run operation, with the holding handed down from father to son for generations. Seventy percent of the vineyards are dedicated to Dolcetto, and their Dogliani Dolcettos can age well for a decade or more. Come in and taste these terrific wines on Saturday, March 28th at both shops.

2018 Pecchenino Chardonnay ‘Maestro’ 25.00 20.75VS

2018 Pecchenino ‘San Luigi’ Dogliani 18.00 14.94VS

2017 Pecchenino ‘Siri d’Jermu’Dogliani 25.00 20.75VS     

2015 Pecchenino Barolo ‘San Giuseppe’ 62.00 51.46VS    

Cantina del Pino Barbaresco

     Cantina del Pino is family managed. Their Nebbiolo grapes come from the younger vines of the Ovello and Albesani vineyards, two of the best sites of Barbaresco. The property’s alkaline limestone soil composition and unique microclimate produce a structured, ageworthy Barbaresco.

2015 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Piemonte 40.00 33.20VS       

2015 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco ‘Ovello’ 55.00 45.65VS       

2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco ‘Gallina’ (Limited) 52.00 43.16VS       

2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco ‘Albesani’ (Limited) 52.00 43.16VS

Staff Picks

Fast & Furious

2017 Montegrossi Chianti

Antonio Galloni calls Rocca di Montegrossi “one of the most under-the-radar estates in Chianti Classico.” The entire region had its start in Gaiole in 1872, when Bettino Ricasoli developed the original blend for Chianti wines. Today, Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi makes exceptional wines from this historic region. The 2017 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico comes from a small crop vintage, and is quite powerful-—more of a Chianina beef wine than a pasta wine.

2017 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico Gaiole in Chianti 20.00 16.60VS 

 

2018 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée

A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Chappellet Red Mountain Cuvée’ comes from a nearly ideal vintage in Napa. It shows marvelous depth and structure. A hint of cedar leads to a cassis dominant aroma. The wine is big, but has round edges.  

2018 Chappellet Proprietor’s Red ‘Mountain Cvvée’ Napa County 40.00 33.20VS 

 

2018 Domaine de Reuilly Blanc

Denis Jamain’s 2018 Domaine de Reuilly Blanc  ‘Les Pierres Plates’ is named after the flat, fossil-encrusted limestone rocks in the soil of his best Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. This lesser known appellation, laden with Kimmeridgian limestone, produces racy wines perfect with oysters or goat cheese.

2018  Domaine de Reuilly Blanc ‘Les Pierres Plates’ 23.00 19.09VS

 

2018 Gorgo Bianco ‘San Michelin’

The 2018 Gorgo Bianco ‘San Michelin’ is an unoaked blend of Garganega, Cortese, and Riesling from the rocky,  calcareous soils of the estate. It shows a citrus aroma, zesty acidity, and a long finish—a wine for grilled finfish. Few Custoza wines have this much complexity and length.

   2018 Gorgo Bianco Custoza ‘San Michelin’ 15.00 12.45VS

March Features

2016 G.D.Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’

Coste di Vergne, Fossati, and La Volta are the three vineyards in the highest part of Barolo where the 2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ is harvested-—the best deal in Barolo!

2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 41.00 34.03VS

 

2015 Domaine Belle Crozes

Grown on white limestone-clay soil known as Kaolin, the commune of Larnage in Crozes-Hermitage is the only area to have this soil. Deep, powerful, wild berry and cassis notes fill the aroma of the 2015 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage ‘Cuvee Louis Belle’. This is a wine for end-of-winter stews.

2015 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage ‘Cuvé Louis Belle’ 32.00 26.56VS

Fun & Fancy

2019 M de Minuty Rosé

The delicate, pretty pink color of the 2019 M de Minuty Rosé suggests precisely what is to be tasted—white peach and light orange peel notes that make this blend of Grenache with Cinsault and Syrah a perfect entry into Spring.

2019 M de Minuty Rosé Côtes de Provence   26.00 21.58VS

 

2017 Selbach-Oster ‘Incline’

Johannes Selbach is a passionate man who is very competitive. He produces Selbach-Oster Qba ‘Incline’ to beat all others in the price range. And it does! The 2017 Selbach-Oster Riesling ‘Incline’ is packed with Riesling fruit reminiscent of a Mosel Spätlese and the distinctive minerality of his Zeltinger vineyards-—summer sipping for sure.

2017 Selbach-Oster Riesling Qba ‘Incline’ 15.00 12.45VS     

    

2015 Les Hauts de Trintaudon

The 190 hectare vineyard of Chateau Larose Trintaudon is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The estate is one of the largest in the entire Bordeaux region. The 2015 Les Hauts de Trintaudon is the second wine and sees 20% new French oak. It is a special value from an expensive region.

2015 Les Hauts de Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 18.00 14.94VS 

    

 

New in the City

2018 Château Thivin 

The influence of the Côte de Brouilly’s blue diorite, locally called ‘pierre bleue’, separates it from the other cru of Beaujolais. Notes of blueberry, violet, plum, and blackberry fill the aroma of the 2018 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly.

Gamay vines in these south-facing slopes are mostly 50

years or older.

2018 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly 32.00 26.56VS

 

2018 Blau Montsant

It takes a bit of thought to feature a wine called Blau. The name conjures up images completely the opposite of the wine’s flavor—-a big blueberry aroma complemented by woodsmoke, blackberry, and cassis flavors, lifted by zesty acidity. The 2018 Blau Montsant, a blend of 50% Cariñena, 25% Syrah, and 25% Garnacha, is anything but ‘Blau’. Check out the price!

2018 Blau Red Montsant 13.00 10.79VS

 

2017 Maison Chanzy Mercurey

Grown in the limestone and marl soils of the Côte Chalonnaise, 40 year-old vines produce the 2017 Maison Chanzy Mercurey Blanc 1er Cru ‘Clos du Roy’. The percentage of new French oak is 30%, offering a faint vanilla and citrus aroma, a rich palate impression, and lots of white Burgundy pleasure.

2017 Maison Chanzy Mercurey Blanc 1er Cru ‘Clos du Roy’ 50.00 41.50VS 

 

Selbach-Oster Rieslings

Johannes Selbach paid a brief visit to town and tasted the staff on a series of stellar Rieslings. The bright acidity and delicious fresh fruit flavors make these wines for Spring…let’s hope it gets here soon!  

2017 Selbach-Oster Riesling Halbtrocken Zeltlinger Himmelreich 23.00 19.09VS

2017 Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett Zeltlinger Schlossberg 27.00 22.41VS

2017 Selbach-Oster Riesling Feinherb ‘Ur alte Reben’ Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 35.00 29.05VS