2018 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case  139.95 net

The 2018 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case includes crisp and refreshing whites, medium to full bodied reds, and a dry rosé from France. Each of these selections are meant to work well as “summer sippers” for the upcoming warm weather months.

2017 Pratsch Grüner Veltliner Austria 1.0 Liter 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 16.00 13.28VS

2016 Kentia Albariño Rías Baixas 13.00 10.79VS

2016 Dipinti Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti 13.00 10.79VS

2015 Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Chardonnay ‘Kimmeridgien’ 16.00 13.28VS

2016 Domaine de Pajot Blanc ‘Les 4 Cépages’ Côtes de Gascogne 11.00 9.13VS

2016 Saint Felix Corbières Corbières 12.00 9.96VS

2016 Schiavenza Dolcetto Alba 15.00 12.45VS

2016 Bigonneau Reuilly Rouge Loire Valley 15.00 12.45VS

2015 Sierra Cantabria Seleción Rioja 12.00 9.96VS

2015 Red I.Q. Columbia Valley 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Domaine des Lauribert Rosé ‘Cuvée de Lisa’ 11.00 9.13VS

Deal Of The Month

2016 BERTANI VALPOLICELLA

An easy drinking blend of 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella, the 2016 Bertani Valpolicella is a classic style, perfect for seafood pastas and soups.

2016 Bertani Valpolicella 16.00 13.28VS

The Weekly Tasting

ROERO ARNEIS

Coming from land that looks more like beaches in the Carribean than Piedmont slopes, Arneis is grown in sand and seashell soils in the hillsides of Roero—an area that was underwater 70,000 years ago. The grape has its own personality, defying the use of oak, not needing malolactic fermentation, and having a naturally saline flavor. Even though it dates to the 1500’s, the grape variety fell out of favor in post world war times. It was revived in the 1970’s by producers like Vietti and Giacosa. Today it is making inroads into the American market due to its food friendly style. From sashimi to smoked salmon, Arneis works with seafoods of all types. Come in and explore a sampling of the current Roero Arneis in the marketplace on Saturday, August 18th at both shops.

2017 Cascina del Pozzo Arneis  ‘Montemeraviglia’ 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Malvira Arneis  Roero 18.00 14.94VS

2017 Vietti Arneis  Roero 25.00 20.75VS

2017 Brovia Arneis  Roero 31.00 25.73VS

2016 Bruno Giacosa Arneis  Roero 35.00 29.05VS

New Arrivals

BROADLEY VINEYARDS - OREGON

Family owned and operated, Broadley Vineyards was established in 1981, and today specializes in Pinot Noir from a variety of clones. There is a homegrown, homespun style to their operation, but the wines are truly world class.

2017 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 22.00 18.26VS

2016 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Willamette Valley 27.00 22.41VS

2016 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘Jessica Estate’  Willamette Valley 48.00 39.84VS

2014 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘Shea’  Willamette Valley 42.00 34.86VS

2014 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘Claudia’s Choice’  Willamette Valley 42.00 34.86VS

A TREASURE TROUVES

A fine blend of 56% Grenache, 29% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre that has a distinctive garrigue and wild thyme aroma, the 2016 Les Trouvés Red is hard to compete with at its $20 price. Lovely dark fruits—brambleberry, blackberry, and black currants make this a late summer red for savoring with fare seared on the grill, or simply having with country style pâté on a sunny afternoon.

2016 Les Trouvés Red Washington 20.00 16.60VS

Staff Picks

2017 VINOSIA FIANO DI AVELLINO

Maybe the perfect wine for a lobster roll sandwich, the 2017 Vinosia Fiano di Avellino ‘Le Grade’ has an aroma of almonds and green apples, and a rich mouthfeel with citrus, butter, and nutmeg. This is at the top level of Campania whites!

2017 Vinosia Fiano di Avellino ‘Le Grade’ 19.00 15.77VS

ST. INNOCENT VILLAGES CUVEE

The 2016 St. Innocent Pinot Noir ‘Villages Cuvée’ is produced from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the northern Willamette Valley, and is a blend of 28% Vitae Springs Vineyard, 43% Zenith Vineyard, 11% Freedom Hill Vineyard, 4% Temperance Hill Vineyard, and 14% Momtazi Vineyard. It shows a cornucopia of fruit flavors—black cherry, red raspberry, blackberry, and wild strawberry, with hints of rose, allspice, and cinnamon. Consider putting this wine aside to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

2016 St. Innocent Pinot Noir ‘Villages Cuvée’ Willamette Valley 28.00 23.24VS