Celebrating 40 Years in Business

October 10th, 2020

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For People who Enjoy Wine

No Tariffs

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 by emailing the shops.  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.

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.

We prefer email!

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 .

2018 DELMAS SYRAH
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
91.3% Syrah, 8.7% Viognier
SJR Vineyard
74.95 net per bottle
This wine will be available for curbside pick up
beginning Friday September 18.
The 2018 Delmas Syrah is intensely perfumed with notes of kirsch, boysenberry, huckleberry, bacon fat, grilled herbs, savory truffle, forest floor, and nuances of violets. Broad and concentrated on the palate, with excellent complexity, there are flavors of cassis, kirsch, white pepper, smoked meat, black olive, dark chocolate, and Asian spices. The wine continues to develop in the glass with air. It beautifully marries power and finesse with luxurious, fine-grained tannins and a seamless finish that showcases the unique Walla Walla Rocks District minerality.

 

 

 

Deal Of The Month

Sometimes even a $35 wine is actually the DEAL! The 2019 Long Shadows Sauvignon Blanc ‘Cymbal’ is one of the finest single varietal Sauvignon Blancs to be produced in Washington State. Made with old vine fruit from Gamache and Bacchus Vineyards, having fresh acidity and a hint of passion fruit flavor, there is a clarity to the Sauvignon Blanc fruit that is often masked by alcohol  in local bottlings. With all the fresh local seafood available, this is a perfect match.

2019 Long Shadows Sauvignon Blanc ‘Cymbal’ Columbia Valley  35.00 29.05VS

 

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

SUSPENDED

DUE TO COVID-19

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

New Arrivals

Remoissenet Reds

2018 Bourgogne Rouge 27.00 22.41VS

 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Teurons 65.00 53.95VS

Estate-owned vines, farmed biodynamically, form a large, five-acre parcel that was acquired in 2011 from Château de Chorey. The parcel can be divided into three sectors: one with 50-year-old vines, one with 75-year-old vines, and one with 95- to 100-year-old vines

 2016 Nuits Saint Georges 68.00 56.44VS

Estate-owned vines, farmed biodynamically, from two parcels on the northern side of Nuits: a small plot in ‘Aux Lavieres’ and a larger one at the northern edge of ‘Bas de Combe,’ contiguous with Vosne-Romanée ‘Aux Reas,’ Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Chaumes,’ and Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘Boudots’

2016 Gevrey Chambertin 85.00 70.55VS

Estate-owned vines from more than a half-dozen villages-level plots, including two, ‘Aux Etelois’ and ‘Champs Chenys,’ which border grand cru Charmes-Chambertin.

MCCARTHY & SCHIERING PRIVATE BLENDS

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!

2016 MCCARTHY & SCHIERING RED

YAKIMA VALLEY

22.95 NET

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

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

Washington Classics

A tiny allocation of a Washington Classic is now in the shops. Act quickly because it is very limited. In the 1970’s, vineyard wizard Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard planted a small parcel of Tempranillo and trained the vines vertically. For those of you who love Ribera del Duero reds from Spain, this is the Washington version. In Ribera del Duero, this wine would be a Vino de Pago – Single Vineyard. It is rich and delicious, with hints of oak, but more fruit than a roadside stand in Yakima.

2018 Eight Bells Tempranillo ‘Red Willow Yineyard’ Yakima Valley 35.00 29.05VS (Limited)

Things are actually changing in Washington Chardonnay. Folks are learning that the old clones aren’t giving great length. The wines are ripe, delicious apple fruit but little or no finish. By picking early, and blending a series of four clones (Wente, 548, 96, & 95), the folks at Eight Bells Winery have created a world-class contender, with citrus spice, lemon blossom, and racy acidity

2019 Eight Bells Chardonnay ‘Boushey Vineyard’ Yakima Valley 28.00 23.24VS

 

October Features

2015 Les Côteaux de Légende Crozes-Hermitage 40.00 33.20VS

2018 Vincent Paris Crozes-Hermitage25.00 20.75VS

2018 Aleofane Crozes-Hermitage  35.00 29.75VS

2006 Perez Pascuas ‘El Pedrosal’ Reserva Ribera del Duero 30.00 24.90VS

 

Fun & Fancy

2018 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Rouge ‘Clos Tue-Loups’ 28.00 23.24VS

Stunning Cabernet Franc for summer sipping.

2019 Poggio La Noce Pet-Nat ‘Pet’Galo’ Rosé Toscana 25.00 20.75VS

That is now in print! A Pet-Nat from McCarthy & Schiering. Maybe you can teach old dogs new tricks!

2018 Pecchenino Chardonnay ‘Maestro’ Langhe 20.00 16.60VS

Orlando is a magician! Whatever he makes is shockingly good!

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

New from Washington

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 Red ‘Monkey Wrench’ Columbia Valley

A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon,18% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that shows (from their website) dark, luscious black fruits on the nose,  a voluptuous mouthfeel with cherry, baking spice, and blueberry on the palate. Well balanced acidity combines with velvety tannins and deep flavors continue with a lengthy finish. 32.00 26.56VS

2018 Mark Ryan Mourvèdre ‘Ciel du Cheval’ Vineyard’ Red Mountain
100% Mourvèdre
(From the website) Deep aromas of blueberry and cassis mingle on the nose, leading into dark fruit flavors, slight violets, and rich earthy flavors on the palate. Lush cherry, tobacco, and leafy herbs integrate with firm tannins and a full bodied, elegant texture that provides a lasting finish. 60.00 49.80VS