In our effort to remain open for business and create social distancing, McCarthy & Schiering has moved exclusively to

Curbside Pick-up Only

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.

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 .

NEW Hours of  Operation:

Tuesday – Saturday  11:00-6:00

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 time, we can also put together larger orders and meet you curbside as well.

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 .

THE MCCARTHY & SCHIERING CURBSIDE NEW 6-PACK

NEW EDITION —  ALL NEW WINES!
THE MCCARTHY & SCHIERING CURBSIDE 6-PACK
Six Unique Rosés
GRAB AND DASH! — 89.95 net
6 bottles for an average price of $15/bottle!

2019 Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris Corbieres Rosé 17.00 14.45VS
90% Grenache Gris, 5% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre
The Fontsainte vineyards surround the hamlet of Boutenac in the area known as “The Golden Crescent.” This swath of land is one of the sunniest in the appellation of Corbières, enjoying south-southeast exposure, and protection from the cold, northeast winds by a large 500-hectare forest. The cooler sea breezes from the Mediterranean help this sun-soaked terroir achieve balance as well.
2019 Cavalchina Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé 18.00 15.30VS 
60% Corvina, 35% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Bardolino is located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Italian province of Verona. Modern Chiaretto – from the Italian chiaro meaning “clear” – got its start less than a decade ago when “modern” winegrowing techniques were adopted to update old-fashioned rosato. Today, Cavalchina picks the grapes for Chiaretto two weeks before the red wine harvest to maximize acidity and keep alcohol levels low at 12.5%. Pale in color with captivating coppery highlights, it is boldly aromatic with scents of red fruits, crisp pear, strawberry, and savory herb. Flavors of mid-summer cherry and watermelon define the mid-palate before lime-like acidity brings things to a fresh, crisp, dry, finish. Super fun stuff!
2019 La Spinetta Casanova Toscana Il Rosato 20.00 17.00VS
50% Sangiovese, 50% Prugnolo Gentile
Affectionately referred to as “Rhino rosé” because of the wood block print of a rhinoceros on the label, this is an annual favorite of ours every vintage. Exciting and fun — like our friend, owner/winemaker Giorgio Rivetti! Made half from Sangioveto (the Sangiovese clone of Chianti) and half Prugnolo Gentile (the Sangiovese clone of Montetpulciano) ithese grapes are grown exclusively to be harvested early for the production of dry pink wine.  More of shimmery copper hue than a full-on pink, it picks up the inherent white peppery earthiness of Prugnolo, and the tart cherry and pomegranate notes of its Sangioveto cousin. This a serious Rosato with impressive depth, beautiful acidity and uncommon length.
2019 Chateau Lauriga Cotes du Roussillon Rosé 19.00 16.15VS
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache Gris
A subtle aroma of peach skin and watermelon with hints of blackberry and cherry. The palate is lively and greedy, with copious flavors of mixed red fruits.
2019 Domaine Carrel Eugene Vin de Savoie Rosé 16.00 13.60VS
80% Gamay and 20% Mondause
Domaine Carrel is located in the village of Jongieux, about 40 miles southwest of Geneva, and was established in the 14th century. Despite the proximity to the Swiss Alps, the climate is surprisingly warm. Jongieux enjoys 2-3 more hours of sun than any other area in the Savoie. This lovely vin de savoie rose is delightfully fresh, light ruby in color, and full of red fruit aromas — strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, with balanced acidity, and a hint of Alpine minerality.
2019 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rosé 19.00 16.15VS
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre
This 200 acre estate lies at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire near Aix-en-Provence. Pretty pink salmon color, elegant flavors of berries, mineral notes, and a clean finish.

 

 

Deal Of The Month

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

 

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

SUSPENDED

DUE TO COVID-19

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

New Arrivals

2019 Rosé Wines Begin to arrive

“In the sixth century BC, the Phocaeans brought grape vines from Greece to Massalia (modern day Marseille) in southern France. The wines they produced were, again, field blends of white and red grapes. … As a result, the south of France is considered the epicenter of rosé even today. These pleasant pink wines were the talk of the Mediterranean. By the time the Romans landed later in Provence, they had already heard all about the ‘pink wines of Massalia,’ used their super-connected trade networks to make them popular around the Mediterranean. Even today, the south of France is still considered the epicenter of rosé. “

Victoria James, author of Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé

Please plan ahead to order these wines. Some are limited, and they are just arriving now. Call ahead to order.

2019 Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé 25.00 20.75VS

2019 Château Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé 35.00 29.05VS

2019 Tranche Cellars Columbia Valley Estate Rosé 19.00 15.77VS

2019 Domaine le Clos des Lumières ‘Eclipse’ Rosé 14.00 11.62VS

2019 Domaine le Clos des Lumières ‘L’éclat’ Rosé 10.00 8.30VS

2019 By. Ott Cotes de Provence Rosé 25.00 20.75VS

2019 Two Vintners ‘Have a Nice Day’ Columbia Valley Rosé 25.00 20.75VS

2019 Mark Ryan ‘Flowerhead’ Columbia Valley Rosé 18.00 14.94VS

2019 Figuière Mediteranee Rosé 15.00 12.25VS

2019 Ameztoi Rubentis Getariako Txakolina 21.00 17.43VS

2017 MCCARTHY & SCHIERING CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2017 MCCARTHY & SCHIERING CABERNET SAUVIGNON
RED MOUNTAIN
22.95 NET

Sourced from the Quintessence and Shaw Vineyards on Red Mountain, our new private label is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was crafted by one of the state’s most experienced and legendary winemakers.  This is a bold expression of Washington fruit, aged for 22 months in 50% new French oak, and 50% once-used barrels.

The blueberry aroma so commonly associated with Red Mountain is complemented by a classic cassis note, with hints of fresh roast coffee and vanilla bean.  The purity of flavor and complexity are exceptional.

When we tasted three choices for our new private label Cabernet Sauvignon, everyone on the staffs at both shops overwhelmingly chose this Red Mountain option to be our new wine.  We feel that it is our best private label Cabernet Sauvignon to date… our 15th vintage!
Consider purchasing this by the case, or multiple cases.  Amaze your friends with the quality.  Stash a supply for summer BBQ’s, or to give away as personal or corporate gifts during the December holiday season later this year.
A total of 225 cases were made, and while this may sound like a lot, past history indicates that it will sell through quickly.  Needless to say, we are very proud of this new wine!

New From Oregon

2018 Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills  35.00 29.75VS

2017 Rose Rock Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir “Zephirine” Eola-Amity Hills  49.95 net

2018 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvée  27.00 22.95VS

Staff Picks

GRAB AND DASH! -- 89.95 net Rosés

Six Unique Reds 7 Whites
GRAB AND DASH! — 89.95 net

6 bottles for an average price of $15/bottle!

2018 Domaine Labbe Abymes Vin de Savoie 16.00 13.60VS
Bright, crisp and refreshing. Made from 100% Jacquere — a grape variety native to the Savoie region in eastern France. This off-the-beaten-path area is home to some of the finest white wine values that France has to offer. It has flavors of freshly sliced lemon, green apple, white pear, and textbook Savoie minerality. Quaff this wine all on its own, or enjoy with your favorite cheese and charcuterie.

2017 Foris Pinot Blanc Estate Grown, Rogue Valley, Oregon 16.00 13.60VS
Established in 1974 and nestled in a pristine alpine valley in southwestern Oregon’s rugged Siskiyou Mountain range, Foris Vineyards has been a true viticultural pioneer for forty-five years, defining their style as pure and elegant. The 2017 vintage was a welcome return to a more classic vintage after four consecutive warm years. 100% estate fruit, racy and mineral-laden, with a hint of golden delicious apple, kiwi and nectarine. Exquisitely balanced and rich with tuberose and Meyer lemon, excellent acidity, and flavors of pear, citrus and lingering notes of lemongrass.

2017 Glatzer Carnuntum Gruner Veltliner, Austria 15.00 12.75VS
Sourced from a collection of organically farmed vineyards in Austria’s Carnuntum region, aromas and flavors of white pepper, citrus, and spice lend charm to this minerally white, while vibrant acidity imparts energy.

2018 Cantina del Pino Nebbiolo Langhe, Italy 22.00 18.70VS
Our good friend, Renato Vacca, one of Barbaresco’s most talented winemakers, died March 14 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Vacca, along with his wife, Franca Miretti, owned Cantina del Pino, producing wines that were elegant and complex. He was 51. “I have always been extremely impressed by his dedication to reach the greatest purity and terroir distinction in all his wines” said Aldo Vacca, Renato’s cousin and the current director of the Produttori del Barbaresco. Cantina del Pino’s simple label depicts the giant pine tree marking the top of the Ovello hill where the estate is located. This bottle is dedicated to Renato. Elegant, perfectly precise, high toned, lilac and roses, distinctly delicious to drink now, Nebbiolo at its youthful finest!

2018 Finca os Cobatos Mencia Cepas Viejas, Galacia, Spain 16.00 13.60VS
One of the oldest vineyards in the area, Manual Mendez’s Mencia presents the grape variety in a classic, minimalist form. Signature freshness, this Mencía is softer than most of those from Bierzo. It has juicy acidity and a light frame — almost reminiscent of Beaujolais. The aroma offers strawberry, red fruits, and fresh alpine scents.

2018 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, Oregon 27.00 22.95VS
From Evesham Wood’ website: “Yes, you read that correctly Dundee Hills Cuvée. This most likely one-time wine came about 2 years ago when a friend who is the winemaker for a prominent winery in the Dundee Hills asked if I was interested in some Dundee Hills fruit. Having plenty of great sources secured for the year I said no thank you. Then he came back with a price that was too good to pass up. My plan was to have it go into our Willamette Valley blend, but when I started seriously tasting the barrels last year it was apparent we had some special barrels. I held 9 barrels back. Although it’s labeled “cuvée”, all of the fruit came from a single vineyard. However, I’m only allowed to tell you what vineyard that is if I charge at least $85 per bottle which just is not the Evesham style. The dusty rose quality I often find in Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is fully on display combined with dark fruit and the great 2018 concentration. Delicious now and sure to age quite gracefully over the next 5 to 6 years. A true labor of love.”

June Features

“Geremia”, Rocca di Montegrossi’s Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is outrageously beautiful in 2015.  Racy and pliant, with soft curves, Geremia captures all of the radiant beauty of the vintage.  Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, mocha and sweet spice are all fused together.  Time in the glass brings out attractive floral notes and red-toned fruit character that lend freshness and lift to play off the wine’s more extroverted leanings.  The 2015 is a gorgeous Geremia.” — Antonio Galloni, 96 points

2015 Rocca di Montegrossi “Geremia” Super Tuscan  49.95 net (Limited)

Fun & Fancy

2017 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape  70.00 59.50VS

2018 Aleofane Crozes-Hermitage  35.00 29.75VS

2017 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru ‘Les Champs Martin’  45.00 38.25VS

2017 Maison Chanzy Bouzeron Monopole ‘Clos de la Fortune’  30.00 25.50VS (Aligoté with attitude)

New from Washington

2018 Syncline Subduction Red Columbia Valley  22.00 18.70VS

2017 Avennia Cabernet ‘Sestina’ Columbia Valley  75.00 63.75VS

2016 Two Vintners Cabernet ‘Legit’ Columbia Valley  30.00 25.50VS

2015 Corliss Syrah Columbia Valley  75.00 63.75VS

2018 Mark Ryan ‘The Dissident’ Columbia Valley  40.00 34.00VS

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 79.95 net
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 67% Seven Hills, 33% Pepper Bridge
“A beautiful nose that opens with alpine flowers and sweet herbs, before leading into more traditional fruit notes of red currant, plum, and blackberry, with hints of anise on the finish. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is large-scaled on the palate, echoing the aroma with plum, currant, exotic flower and crushed rock notes. As usual, this wine combines the powerful structure of Pepper Bridge with the finesse from Seven Hills.”

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills 79.95 net
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
46% Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Champoux Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Klipsun Merlot, 5% Champoux Cabernet Franc
“Notes of blackberry, blueberry cobbler, cassis, woodsmoke, licorice pastille, and meadow flowers are very inviting. The palate is taut and structured, featuring dark red and black fruits, great minerality, and lively acidity. The finish is very long and focused, with lingering floral and light oak elements.”

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Red Mountain 79.95 net (very limited)
95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
60% Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Red Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Bacchus Cabernet Franc
“Rich nose of cherry, plum, hints of cassis, espresso, and rubbed thyme. This is all Red Mountain on the palate, with full, structured dark cherry, black currant, graphite, and crushed roses. While it’s not the biggest Red Mountain Cabernet yet, it may be the most balanced.”