2019 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case

The 2019 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 Hirutza Hondarraba Zuri Getaraiko Txakolina    16.00 13.28VS

2018 Caves de Saumur Saumur ‘Les Pouches’ 13.00 10.79VS

2016 Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Kamptal 17.00 14.11VS

2018 Domaine Houchart Blanc Côtes de Provence 14.00 11.62VS          

2018 Domaine Talmard Mâcon-Chardonnay 14.00 11.62VS

2017 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Sierra Cantabria Selección Rioja 12.00 9.96VS

2017 Lorelle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 16.00 13.28VS

2017 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais 16.00 13.28VS

2017 Charles Helfenbein ‘La Syrah’  Pays des Collines Rhodanienes 15.00 12.45VS

2016 Vietti Barbera d’Asti  ‘Tre Vigne’ 17.00 14.11VS

2018 Villa des Anges Rosé Pays d’Oc 12.00 9.96VS

2019 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case In a cardboard box 149.95 net

Deal Of The Month

2017 Prá Soave ‘Otto’

Graziano Prà began his winery in the early 1980’s. It’s located in the center of the Soave appellation-—Monteforte D’Alpone. He organically farms thrity hectare. The 2017 Prá Soave Classico ‘Otto’ comes from 30 to 60 year old vines. It is made with 100% Garganega and shows a wondeful bouquet of white flowers and yellow fruits—peach and apricot. Try this with seafood risotto.  

2017 Prá Soave Classico ‘Otto’ 18.00 14.94VS

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

Saturday July 20th 11AM-5PM   free

The Eyrie Vineyards

Russ Margach will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM 

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

Saturday July 27th 11AM-5PM   free 

2016 Vincent Girardin Burgundies

 

 

 

New Arrivals

Albariño

The Iberian peninsula is home to the Albariño grape, its indigenous variety. In Galicia, where Albariño vineyards receive cool, wet breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, vines are trained on concrete posts to withstand the winds, and allow moisture to drain off the clusters. Albariño wines are great for warm weather–—citrusy and refreshing. They pair well with shrimp, crab, octapus, ceviche, and finfish. Come in and taste a selection of these wines on Saturday, July 6th at both shops.   

2017 La Cana Albariño Rías Baixas 18.00 14.94VS

2017 Granbassin Albariño ‘Etiqueta Verde’ 20.00 16.60VS     

2018 Lagar de Cervara Albariño Rías Baixas 20.00 16.60VS

2017 Morgadio Albariño Rías Baixas 20.00 16.60VS

2017 Santiago Ruiz ‘O Rosal’ Rías Baixas 20.00 16.60VS

2017 Pazo Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas 22.00 18.26VS

The Eyrie Vineyards

Russ Margach of The Eyrie Vineyards has many stories to tell from his many years in the Oregon industry, and long track record at the winery. Come in and taste the originals from Oregon, and learn the winery history while you taste, Saturday, July 20th at both shops.  

2016 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris ‘Original Vines’ 40.00 33.20VS

2016 The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay ‘Original Vines’  60.00 49.80VS

2015 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 38.00 31.54VS

2015 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘Sisters’ Dundee Hills 45.00 37.35VS

Taste these wines on Saturday, 

July 20th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

Russ Margach will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM 

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

 

2016 Vincent Girardin

Marco Caschera, the Directeur Commercial of Vincent Girardin was in town and we were able to taste a selection of their wines. The wines are superb. Come in and sample these wines on Saturday, July 27th at both shops.

2016 Vincent Girardin Mâcon-Fuissé ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’ 29.00 24.07VS

2016 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Blanc ‘Cuvé Saint-Vincent’ 30.00 24.90VS

2016 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Rouge ‘Cuvé Saint-Vincent’ 35.00 29.05VS

2016 Vincent Girardin Santenay ‘Terre d’Enfance’ 46.00 38.18VS

2016 Vincent Girardin Volnay ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’ 62.00 51.46VS

2016 Vincent Girardin Pommard ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’ 71.00 58.93VS

Taste a selection of these wines on Saturday,

July 27th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

2018 Rosés Continue to Arrive

Many of the long awaited dry rosés are now arriving. These wines are early drinkers, showing nicely already.

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 Minuty Rosé ‘M’ Côtes de Provence 21.00 17.43VS

2018 Le Galantin Rosé Bandol 22.00 18.26VS

2018 La Bastide Blanche Rosé Bandol 25.00 20.75VS (Limited)

2018 Commanderie de Peyressol Rosé  Côtes de Provence 25.00 20.75VS

2018 Clos Saint Magdeleine Rosé Côtes de Provence 28.00 23.24VS

2018 Domaine de Terrebrune Rosé  Bandol 38.00 31.54VS

2018 Domaines Ott Rosé ‘Château Romassan’ Bandol 47.95 net

2018 Domaines Ott Rosé ‘Château de Selle’ Côtes de Provence 47.95 net

Taste a selection of these wines on Saturday, 

July 13th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

Staff Picks

New in Town

2017 Cadence Red ‘Coda’

The 2017 Cadence Red ‘Coda’ has just been released. It is a blend of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Petit Verdot. It has an aroma filled with black cherries and plums, complex and intriguing. A hint of oak accents the lovely aroma, and the entry on the palate is all about black plums. The wine has firm acidity to offset  the core of fruit, and a long lasting finish.

2017 Cadence Red ‘Coda’ Red Mountain 28.00 23.24VS

 

2016 Foolhardy Reds

Two really exciting new reds have just been offered to us, and these are the collaboration of two friends with long histories in the wine business. Try Foolhardy reds for a new flavor.

2016 Foolhardy Vintners Cabernet Blend

Columbia Valley 30.00 24.90VS

2016 Foolhardy Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 58.00 48.14VS

 

2016 J.L.Chave ‘Mon Coeur’

The 2016 J.L.Chave Selection Côtes-du-Rhône ‘Mon Coeur’ is a blend of Syrah and Grenache sourced from vineyards in Vinsobres, Visan, Buisson, and Estargues, four excellent sites in the Rhône Valley. The wine shows lots of black raspberry and bing cherry flavors, with hints of lavender and red pepper.

2016 J.L.Chave Selection Côtes-du-Rhône ‘Mon Coeur’ 25.00 20.75VS

 

2018 Txomin Etxaniz

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Basque country, Getaria is the core of the Getariako Txakolina D.O. The Txueka family has been farming here since 1649. The 2018 Txomin Etxaniz wines are fresh, zesty, and perfect for summer sipping. 

2018 Txomin Etxaniz Getaria  Getariako Txakolina 22.00 18.26VS

2018 Txomin Etxaniz Getaria Rosé Getariako Txakolina 22.00 18.26VS

Fast & Furious

2015 Sandhi Pinot Noir 

The 2015 Sandhi Pinot Noir ‘Sanford & Benedict’ is made with fruit from the original 1971 planting. The old vine character is obvious, with a complex red fruit profile.  

 2015 Sandhi Pinot Noir ‘Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills 45.00 37.35VS

 

2018 Domaine de l’Amauve

Domaine de l’Amauve makes Vaucluse wines from both sides of the Rhône River—rosé from the right bank, and red from the left. The wines are remarkable values.   

2018 Domaine de l’Amauve Vaucluse Rosé‘Le Rosé d’Yvonne’  15.00 12.45VS

 

2018 Domaine de l’Amauve Vaucluse Rouge ‘La Vignes de Louis’  15.00 12.45VS

2016 Zorah – Armenia

And now for something really different, Areni. One of the oldest grape varieties in the world, Areni is an own-rooted indigenous variety grown at high altitudes in Armenia.  

2016 Zorah Areni Noir Armenia 35.00 29.05VS

2016 Zorah Voski Voskeat ‘Garandmak’ Blanc Armenia 35.00 29.05VS

 

2018 Los Bermejos Rosado 

Made from 100% Listán Negro, the 2018 Los Bermejos Rosado is filled with delicate red berry and watermelon flavors. The island of Lanzarote is the eastern most island in the Canary Island group, only 125 km from Africa.

2018  Los Bermejos Listán Negro Rosado  Lanzarote  28.00 23.24VS

 

2017 Domaine Pichat Syrah

The 2017 Domaine Pichat Syrah ‘Côtes de Verenay’ is made from declassified Côte-Rôtie——two parcels on schist soils named Champon and La Plomb. A steal!  

2017 Pichat Syrah ‘Côtes de Verenay’Collines Rhodaniennes 30.00 24.90VS

Chinook Wines

For over 35 years, Kay Simon and Clay Mackey have been crafting delicate and delicious wines from their small winery in Prosser. For July, there are two new wines to offer. The 2018 Chinook Cabernet Franc Rosé offers watermelon and white plum aroma with a hint of tea leaf. It’s color is perfectly pink—perfect for summer parties. The 2017 Chinook Chardonnay is a delicately wooded wine (few new barrels) with an aroma of quince and applet, a wonderful texture, and a lightness that makes it seafood friendly.

2018 Chinook Cabernet Franc Rosé Yakima Valley 17.00 14.11VS

2017 Chinook Chardonnay Yakima Valley 20.00 16.60VS