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 August.    

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

2018 Arca Nova Vinho Verde

A crisp and clean, dry white from a blend of 50% Loureiro, 40% Arinto, and 10% Trajadura, the 2018 Arca Nova Vinho Verde is lower in alcohol (10.5%) and makes for a great summer sipper.

2018 Arca Nova Vinho Verde Alentejo  11.00 9.13VS

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

Saturday August 17th 11AM-5PM   free

Reynvaan -Walla Walla Valley

Matt Reynvaan will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM 

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

Saturday August 24th 11AM-5PM   free 

A Selection of Wines from Bodegas Muga — Rioja

Saturday August 31st 11AM-5PM   free 

Manager’s Selection of Whites in the Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

New Arrivals

2017 Chablis

2017 Chablis quantities were reduced by frost and hail early on, but the harvest in Chablis saw cool nights that kept acidities higher than in previous years. One could say that 2017 Chablis combine the acidity of 2014 with the fruit of 2010.

2017 Domaine de la Motte Chablis ‘Vieilles Vignes’ 25.00 20.75VS     

2017 Drouhin Vaudon Chablis26.00 21.58VS

2017 Romain Collet Chablis ‘Les Pargues’ 27.00 22.41VS

2017 J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 31.00 25.73VS     

2017 Moreau-Naudet Chablis 37.00 30.71VS

Domaine André Neveu

Domaine André Neveu, located in the picturesque village of Chavignol, has been a source of great Sancerre wine for over 45 years. Valérie, André Neveu’s daughter, and her husband Thomas Dézat, oversee the 30 acre estate. They make four terroir-specific Sancerres—some of the raciest wines in the village. Come in and taste these wines on Saturday, August 10th at both shops.   

2018 Domaine André Neveu Sancerre ‘Le Grand Fricambault’ 27.00 22.41VS

2018 Domaine André Neveu Sancerre ‘Les Longues Fins’ 30.00 24.90VS

2018 Domaine André Neveu Sancerre ‘Le Manoir Vieilles Vignes’ 32.00 26.56VS     

2017 Domaine André Neveu Sancerre ‘Les Monts Damnés’ 40.00 33.20VS

Taste these wines on Saturday, 

August 10th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

 

Bourgogne Aligoté

Long regarded as Bourgogne Blanc’s poor cousin, Bourgogne Aligoté has received little respect. But to state it clearly, if it was a lesser wine, why would producers such as Aubert deVillaine, Coche-Dury, Ramonet,  Jean-Marc Roulot, Michel Lafarge, Jean Fournier, Sylvain Pataille, Ponsot,  Leroy, and Marquis d’Angerville produce it—because it is delicious and well priced. The regional A.O.C. Bourgogne Aligoté was established in 1937, allowing Bourgogne Aligoté to be bottled across the communes of Burgundy. There are two distinct clones, Aligoté Vert and Aligoté Doré (golden Aligoté). For many, Aligoté was the wine blended with crème de cassis to make a kir. Now the varietal has become the darling of the French restaurant scene, and finding the major brands can be difficult. It is an ideal match with gougères, snails with garlic butter, or jambon persillé, but it reaches its peak with ling cod cooked with Moroccan spices, or simply with olive oil and lemon. We love the quote by Jon Bonné, “At a time when Burgundy has become a totem for the rich, Aligoté stands out as its populist wing—the sort of Bernie Sanders of Burgundian varieties.”

2017 Giraudon Bourgogne Aligoté 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Domaine Jomain Bourgogne Aligoté 18.00 14.94VS

2017 Fabien Coche Bourgogne Aligoté 22.00 18.26VS

2017 Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Aligoté (Limited) 22.00 18.26VS

2017 Michel Sarrazin Bourgogne Aligoté ‘Les Charnailles’ 25.00 20.75VS

2016 Bruno Colin Bourgogne Aligoté (Limited) 28.00 23.24VS

2016 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Aligoté (Limited) 35.00 29.05VS

2017 Mark Ryan Monkey Wrench

A new wine from Mark Ryan Winery is the 2017 Mark Ryan Red ‘Monkey Wrench’. A blend of 47% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Petit Verdot, the wine comes from fruit off of Red Willow, Phinny Hill, Olsen, Ciel du Cheval, and Quintessence vineyards. It has an opulent aroma of violets, red fruits—plum and pomegranate, and a hint of red licorice. On the palate, the wine shows silky tannins and a long mocha finish. This is a fine new addition to the Mark Ryan family.

   2017 Mark Ryan Red ‘Monkey Wrench’

Columbia Valley 32.00 26.56VS

 

Staff Picks

New in Town

J.L.Chave Selection

The J.L.Chave Selection label first appeared with the 1995 Saint Joseph ‘Offerus’ and the négociant side of the Chave family business has grown steadily ever since. The wines are a blend of purchased and estate fruit, and show the talent of this winemaking family. One has to ask the question, “is Chave the greastest winemaking family in the Rhône Valley?”

2015 J.L.Chave Selection Hermitage Blanc ‘Blanche’ 85.00 70.55VS

2017 J.L.Chave Selection Crozes-Hermitage ‘Silène’ 36.00 29.88VS

2015 J.L.Chave Selection Saint-Joseph ‘Offerus’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 J.L.Chave Selection Hermitage Rouge ‘Farconnet’ 85.00 70.55VS  

   

2018 DeLille Chaleur Estate Blanc

Few wineries can state that their wine was served at the White House over three administrations—DelLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc has been so honored! A blend of 71% Sauvignon Blanc and 29% Sémillon, the 2018 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc was fermented sur lie in French oak barrels to extract a creamy texture. The first bottling was in 1995, and the impressive Bordeaux-ish richness has been the house style since the begining. This wine reminds us of the wines of the great domaine bottlings of Pessac-Léognan in its weight and complexity.

2018 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley 35.00 29.05VS

 

Saintsbury

The times have changed since David Graves and Dick Ward started Saintsbury in 1981, when their Chardonnay sold for $7.50, and the Rancho Carneros Pinot Noir sold for $8. Prices may have gone up, but the quality has never varied, and today these are among the most reliable wines from  California. A few delicious single vineyard bottlings from Carneros and the Sonoma Coast are also available—please inquire.

2016 Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros 27.00 22.41VS

2016 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 45.00 37.35VS

Fast & Furious

2017 Chiroulet ‘Terres Blanches’ 

Named after ‘chiroula’ a local word meaning ‘wind that whistles’, Domaine Chiroulet produces a dry white wine called ‘Terres Blanches’ from a blend of  50% Gros Manseng, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% Ugni Blanc from old vines. This is a seafood friendly wine—from mussels to squid. 

2017 Domaine Chiroulet Blanc ‘Terres Blanches’ Côtes de Gascogne 14.00 11.62VS

 

2016 Fabien Coche Meursault

Fabien Coche owns 20 acres within the Meursault appellation, and his Meursault Village come from three estate parcels,    Malporiers, Les Dresolles, and Le Pré de Manches. The 2016  Domaine Fabien Coche Meursault shows classic butter and vanilla aromas, with an earthy note. It has tension and acidity underlying its creamy texture.     

2016 Domaine Fabien Coche Meursault  60.00 49.80VS

 

Terre Di Marca Rosé Bubbly

A bone-dry rosé bubbly from the Veneto region, made with 100% Raboso using the ancient method called ‘colfondo’, meaning cloudy, the Corvezzo Terre di Marca Rosé Frizzante has a faint pink haze and is perfect for hot summer evenings.

Corvezzo Terre di Marca Rosé Frizzante  Veneto 18.00 14.94VS

 

2016 Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché

Olivier Giroux of Clos des Rocs owns over 30% of the appellation Pouilly-Loché, (Pouilly-Loché covers a mere 32 hectares). The 2016 Clos des Rocs ‘En Chantone’ is a sublime wine for white Burgundy lovers—creamy, minerally, and vibrant. 

2016 Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘En Chantone’ 40.00 33.20VS

2016 Soter North Valley Reserve

North Valley focuses attention to the cool climate of the northern vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The 2016 North Valley Pinot Noir Reserve is a blend of 38% Yamhill-Carlton, 34% Ribbon Ridge, 24% Eola-Amity Hills, and 4% Dundee Hills fruit. Each region brings a flavor profile that is different, with black cherries, black raspberries, and anise from Yamhill-Carlton and Ribbon Ridge sites, and lovely red fruits-—plums, and dried cherries from Eola-Amity and Dundee Hills vineyards. The result is a wine with a sublime mouthfeel, offering a bit of all Pinot Noir characteristics.

2016 Soter North Valley Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley 45.00 37.35VS