2016 M&S Cabernet Sauvignon

We have just received our newest private label Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 McCarthy & Schiering Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the Quintessence and Shaw Vineyards that was aged for 20 months in 50% new oak and 50% once used French barrels. Crafted by one of the state’s most experienced winemakers, this is a wine to please. The blueberry note of Red Mountain fruit shows, with a big cassis aroma. The fine grain oak barrels add a hint of coffee and vanilla. Needless to say, we are very proud of this new wine!

2016 McCarthy & Schiering Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 22.95 net

Deal Of The Month

2017 De-Combel-La-Serre

Made with 100% Malbec, all of the vineyards of Château  Combel La Serre lie on a causse, a limestone plateau of 300 meters or more above sea level, in an alluvial plain along the Lot River. The aspect, altitude, temperature, and soil are much different from the lower, warmer vineyards in Cahors. This provides complexity and acidity that are quite remarkable.

2017 De-Combel-La-Serre Cahors ‘Le Pur Fruit du Causse’ 16.00 13.28VS 

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

 

Saturday May 25th 11AM-5PM   free 

San Felice

Leonardo Bellaccini will be at the Ravenna shop 

from 11:30AM-2:00PM 

and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

Saturday June 1st 11AM-5PM   free

Evesham Wood Winery

Erin Nuccio will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM

and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

 

 

 

New Arrivals

Rosé All Day in May

It is time for a 2018 dry rosés tasting. These wines are early drinkers, showing nicely already. As Spring arrives, we want to celebrate ‘Rosé All Day in May’!

2018 Domaine Vetriccie Rosé Ile de Beauté 12.00 9.96VS

2018 Ju de Vie Rosé  Vin de France 12.00 9.96VS

2018 Domaine Poli Sciaccarellu Rosé  Ile de Beauté 15.00 12.45VS

2018 Domaine Poli Niellucciu Rosé  Ile de Beauté 15.00 12.45VS

2018 Henri Bonnaud Rosé ‘Steff’ Méditerranée 15.00 12.45VS

2018 Saint Roch Les Vignes Rosé  Côtes de Provence 16.00 13.28VS

2018 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence 18.00 14.94VS

2018 Moulin de La Roque Bandol Rosé ‘Les Hauts du Vallon’ 20.00 16.60VS

2018 Clos Alivu Niellucciu Rosé  Patrimonio 22.00 18.26VS

2018 Minuty Rosé ‘M’ Côtes de Provence 21.00 17.43VS

2018 Hecht & Bannier Rosé  Côtes de Provence 23.00 19.09VS

2018 Commanderie de Peyressol Rosé  Côtes de Provence 25.00 20.75VS

2018 Château Peyrassol Rosé  Côtes de Provence 35.00 29.05VS      

Taste a selection of these wines on Saturday,

May 11th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

Also New In The Shops

Mark Ryan 

The winemaking team of Mike Macmorran and Mark Ryan McNeilly have done it again. The 2018 Mark Ryan Viognier continues to be at the top for this varietal in Washington. Reminiscent of many better Condrieu wines, it shows nectarine and blood orange notes, but there is a cut of racy acidity that keeps the flavor vibrant. The new 2017 Mark Ryan Red ‘The Dissident’ delivers depth and purity with rich cassis notes at a great price. The 2016 Mark Ryan Syrah ‘Lost Soul’ showcases the savory style of Syrah grown at Red Willow Vineyard. It is given an extra year of extended barrel age which softens the tannins and rounds out the texture. Huge blueberries come out of the aroma of the 2017 Mark Ryan Syrah ‘Wild Eyed’. 

2018 Mark Ryan Viognier Yakima Valley 35.00 29.05VS

2017 Mark Ryan Red ‘The Dissident’ Columbia Valley 40.00 33.20VS

2016 Mark Ryan Syrah ‘Lost Soul’ Yakima Valley 50.00 41.50VS

2017 Mark Ryan Syrah ‘Wild Eyed’ Red Mountain 50.00 41.50VS

   

2017 Pollard Merlot

Brand new and tasting fresh and lively, the 2017 Pollard Merlot is very well priced and perfect for Spring meals on the deck.

2017 Pollard Merlot Yakima Valley 26.00 21.58VS

Staff Picks

Featured Wine: La Spinetta - Giorgio Rivetti

 La Spinetta, or “top of the hill” dates back to 1977. Founded by Giuseppe and Lidia Rivetti, their first wine was a Moscato, and they were they first to produce a single vineyard version of Moscato d’Asti. In 1985, they created the Barbera d’Asti ‘Ca’ di Pian’, another great success! Then the expansion—a second winery in Barolo, followed by a winery in Tuscany, that eventually lead to the purchase of Contratto(sparkling and vermouths). The Rivetti family seem to each have “purple thumbs”, turning all the various wines they make into success stories. 

2018 Casanova della Spinetta Rosato Toscana 20.00 16.60VS

2018 Casanova della Spinetta Vermentino Toscana 20.00 16.60VS

2015 La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti ‘Ca’di Pian’ 25.00 20.75VS

2015 Casanova della La Spinetta Rosato  Toscana 20.00 16.60VS

2015 La Spinetta Barolo ‘Vigneto Garretti’ 75.00 62.25VS

2017 Mon P’Tit Pithon

We used to joke about this wine as being the Monty Python’s Flying Circus red, and we were truly shocked to learn from winemaker/owner Olivier Pithon that it was exactly the inspiration for the name. Olivier began his career in the Loire Valley, but chose to relocate to Calce, in the south of France. His love of crisp, clean wines lead him to produce a very young cuvée of Grenache. Vibrant and juicy, the 2017  Mon P’Tit Pithon may just be your Holy Grail!  

   2017 Mon P’Tit Pithon Millésime Rouge Côtes Catalanes 16.00 13.28VS