We will be back to normal hours, weather permitting.

We apologize for any problems these closures may have caused.

The M&S staff

Deal Of The Month

2017 Muga Blanco

A blend of 90% Viura, 10% Malvasía and white Garnacha 

2017 Bodegas Muga Blanco ‘Rioja’ 17.00 14.11VS

The Weekly Tasting

Tastings at Both shops

Saturday February 16th 11AM-5PM   free

2017 Dueling French Sauvignon Blancs – the repeat. 

Due to the heavy snows, we’ve moved the Andrew Will tasting to March 2nd.

Saturday February 23rd 11AM-5PM   free

2016 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon

Drew Bledsoe will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM  and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

Saturday March 2nd 11AM-5PM free

Andrew Will Winery

Chris & Will will be at the Ravenna shop from 11:30AM-2:00PM and at the Queen Anne shop from 2:30PM-5PM

New Arrivals

Dueling French Whites: Sancerre & White Bordeaux

With 2017 shaping up to be a fine vintage for both white Bordeaux and Sancerre, we thought it would be fun to do a comparative tasting of these two bastions of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Both are located near rivers, both are the leaders for pairing with seafood. So which do you prefer? Come in and taste a selection of these wines on Saturday, February 9th at both shops.

2017 Château Ducasse Blanc Bordeaux 16.00 13.28VS

2017 Légende Blanc Bordeaux 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Château Darzac Bordeaux 13.00 10.79VS

2017 Vieille Tour Bordeaux Blanc Bordeaux 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Château Recougne Blanc Bordeaux 13.00 10.79VS

2017 Domaine Tabordet Sancerre Verdigny 31.00 25.73VS

2017 Domaine Bernard Fleuriet Sancerre ‘Tradition’ 35.00 29.05VS     

2017 Domaine Riffault Sancerre ‘Cortem á Batis’ 25.00 20.75VS

2017 Domaine Cherrier Sancerre Cher 25.00 20.75VS

2017 Domaine André Vatan Sancerre ‘Les Charmes’ 27.00 22.41VS

Taste a selection of these wines on Saturday, 

February 16th at both shops from 11AM-5PM

Also New In The Shops

2016 DeLillle Cellars ‘D2′: 25th Vintage

The 25th Anniversary bottling of the iconic DeLille Cellars ‘D2’ has arrived. It is a blend of 59% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot, sourced from 15 great Columbia Valley vineyards. The 2016 DeLille Cellars ‘D2’ shows a bold aroma of pomegranite and blueberry, with hints of cocao from the barrels. This classic is a Merlot dominant Bordeaux-styled red that is the perfect wine for serving to out-of-town guests. 

2016 DeLille Cellars Red ‘D2’ Columbia Valley 45.00 37.35VS

New from Cantina del Pino

Renato Vacca and his wife Franca fell in love with a property in Mombercelli in the province of Asti. Using six different clones of Barbera, they carefully replanted the south-facing vineyard. The first vintage is the 2016 Cantina del Pino Barbera d’Asti Superiore of which just over four hundred cases were produced. The wine has a wild berry aroma, showing spices of clove and nutmeg. Zesty and bright, it is quite different than their Barbera d’Alba in style. Try this with pappardelle with lamb ragù.

2016 Cantina del Pino Barbera d’Asti Superiore Asti 23.00 19.09VS

2016 Giovanni Rosso Nebbiolo

The Rosso family have been farming grapes in the commune of Serralunga ad’Alba since the 1890’s. The family focuses on Nebbiolo with a tiny amount of Barbera, but only red grapes. The 2016 Giovanni Rosso Langhe Nebbiolo is all from the sub-appellation of Roddino, and was fermented in concrete, and aged in neutral oak (0% new wood). It shows the classic aroma of tar and roses, and could easily be mistaken for Barolo. 

2016 Giovanni Rosso Nebbiolo Langhe 26.00 21.58VS

Staff Picks

Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Visiting the rather plain winery located in the village of Milly-Lamartine is romantic. Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon was founded in 1999 by Dominique Lafon, of the famous Meursault estate Comte Lafon. The facility is functional and well-organized, if a bit small for the volume they make. Dominique hired Caroline Gon to be head winemaker in 2006, and she is a wizard. The purity and cut of these wines rises well about the predictable Mâconnais style. Each wine express the vineyard and focuses citrus and melon flavors, with aromas of white flowers and honeysuckle. These will please even the most spoiled of oenophiles! 

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Prissy (Limited) 35.00 29.05VS

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon ‘Milly Lamartine’  (Limited) 35.00 29.05VS    

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Uchizy ‘Les Maranches’ (Limited) 40.00 33.20VS   

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Chardonnay ‘Clos de La Crochette’ (Limited) 42.00 34.86VS

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Bussières ‘Les Monsard’ (Limited) 42.00 34.86VS    

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon ‘Clos du Four’ (Limited) 50.00 41.50VS       

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Saint-Véran (Limited) 50.00 41.50VS

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé (Limited) 50.00 41.50VS

2017 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Pouilly-Fuissé (Limited) 65.00 53.95VS  

Featured Wines: 2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs

Olivier Giroux acquired an impressive six hectares of limestone rich, old-vine Chardonnay parcels in the obscure village of Pouilly-Loché (the entire village is 32 hectares.) He works the vineyards with his mother, and lives the life of a farmer, happily making some of the best secrets in Burgundy.

2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘Quatre Saison’ 31.0025.73VS

2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘Les Barres’ 35.0029.05VS

2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘Les Mures’ 38.0031.54VS

2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘En Chanton’ 40.0033.20VS 

2016 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché ‘Clos des Rocs-Monopole’ 45.0037.35VS