Happy New Year 2019!

Your support has allowed us to continue to provide great wines and events for yet a 38th year, and we look forward to a fun filled year in 2019. Thanks from all of us at McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants!

Deal Of The Month

2013 TRANCHE ESTATE BARBERA

Savory notes of sage and thyme mix with bright red fruit elements–cherries and respberries in this bright, spicy Washington red. The 2013 Tranche Estate Barbera has a slightly salty quality that is perfect for porcini pasta, sausage risotto, or meat filled ravioli. It has been reduced in price and it is now a steal!

2013 Tranche Estate Barbera Columbia Valley 19.00 15.77VS

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

Saturday January 19th 11AM-5PM free
López de Heredia – Rioja
Monica Nogues will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

Saturday January 26th 11AM-5PM free
Soter Vineyards – Oregon
James Cahill will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

Saturday, February 2nd  11AM-5PM free
Ken Wright Pinot Noirs
Asa Sarver will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

New Arrivals

2017 Ken wright pinot noirs

The 2017 vintage in the Willamette Valley was a throwback to the classic vintages, an end to the exceptionally warm vintages from 2012 until 2016. The area experienced a very dry summer from July into August, going 56 days without rain. Cooler, wet weather helped refresh the clusters and whole berries were preserved. The wines are dark in color and have high-toned aromatics. Ken Wright feels that they are reminiscent of the wonderful 1988 vintage wines. Come in and sample a selection of these rich and delicious gems with Sales Manager, Asa Sarver, on Saturday, February 2nd at both shops.

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Abbott Claim’
Yamhill-Carlton (Limited) 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Canary Hill’
Eola-Amity 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Carter’
Eola-Amity 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Freedom Hill’
Willamette Valley 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Shea’
Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Savoya’
Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘McCrone’
Yamhill-Carlton 49.95 net

2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir ‘Guadalupe’
Dundee Hills 49.95 net

Also New In The Shops

2015 JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon
Yakima Valley 36.00 29.88VS

2016 Château de Puligny Bourgogne Blanc
‘Clos du Château’ 40.00 33.20VS

2017 Cour de Pacé Muscadet Réserve
Loire Valley 12.00 9.96VS

2015 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva
‘Rocca Guicciarda’ 25.00 20.75VS

2016 Bodegas Breca Garnacha de Fuego
Calatayud 12.00 9.96VS

2017 Pecchenino Dolcetto ‘San Luigi’
Dogliani 17.00 14.11VS

2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo
Langhe 27.00 22.41VS

2017 Jean Reverdy Sancerre ‘La Reine Blanche’
‘La Reine Blanche’ 29.00 24.07VS

2015 La Ca’ Növa Barbaresco
Limited 35.00 29.05VS

2015 La Ca’ Növa Barbaresco
Montestefano (Very Limited) 40.00 33.20VS

2015 La Ca’ Növa Barbaresco
Montefico (Very Limited) 40.00 33.20VS

Staff Picks

Barolo under $50

Barolo wines are made from Nebbiolo—a small, thin skinned red grape, high in acidity, and that can be quite tannic when young. Barolo wines must be made solely of Nebbiolo. The Langhe district of northwestern Piedmont is divided into two parts. The Serralunga Valley encompasses the eastern communes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, and Serralunga d’Alba. The Central Valley covers Barolo proper and La Morra. The prices for Barolo have jumped in recent years, but with the string of excellent vintages backing up inventories, we now see many values in the market. These are great winter reds to serve with mushroom risotto, polenta with truffle salt, and simply prepared roast chicken.

2014 Marcarini Barolo ‘La Serra’
La Morra

2014 Luigi Pira Barolo
Serralunga d’Alba

2014 Renato Corino Barolo
La Morra

2014 Marengo Barolo
La Morra

2014 Scavino Barolo
Castiglione Falletto

2013 Massolino Barolo
Serralunga d’Alba

2014 Luigi Baudana Barolo
Serralunga d’Alba

2013 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo
Barolo 50.00 41.50VS

FEATURED WINES - 2015 BORDEAUX

Stephen Spurrier called the 2015 vintage a very modern Bordeaux vintage, saying “…the fruit dominates the tannins and the acidity.” Many comparisons are drawn with the 2005 and 2010 vintages, but winemakers view the 2015 as more elegant and accessible than both 2005 and 2010. Two words consistently come up from reviewers— freshness and structure. The first wines of the vintage, petit châteaux as they are lovingly called, are beginning to arrive, we will taste a selection on Saturday, January 12th at both shops.

2015 Château Andriet Bordeaux Supérieur 12.00 9.96VS

2015 Château Le Pey Médoc 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Château Beaulieu Lalande de Pomerol 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Château La Caze Bellevue Saint-Émilion 22.00 18.26VS

2015 Château Paveil de Luze Margaux 28.00 23.24VS

2015 Château Chante Alouette Saint-Émilion  30.00 24.90VS     

2015 Zédé de Labegource Margaux 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Château La Tour du Mons Margaux 50.00 41.50VS

2015 Château Deyrem-Valentin Margaux 50.00 41.50VS

2015 Château Bellefont Belcier Saint-Émilion 58.00 48.14VS