2018 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case  139.95 net

The 2018 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 the upcoming warm weather months.

2017 Pratsch Grüner Veltliner Austria 1.0 Liter 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 16.00 13.28VS

2016 Kentia Albariño Rías Baixas 13.00 10.79VS

2016 Dipinti Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti 13.00 10.79VS

2015 Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Chardonnay ‘Kimmeridgien’ 16.00 13.28VS

2016 Domaine de Pajot Blanc ‘Les 4 Cépages’ Côtes de Gascogne 11.00 9.13VS

2016 Saint Felix Corbières Corbières 12.00 9.96VS

2016 Schiavenza Dolcetto Alba 15.00 12.45VS

2016 Bigonneau Reuilly Rouge Loire Valley 15.00 12.45VS

2015 Sierra Cantabria Seleción Rioja 12.00 9.96VS

2015 Red I.Q. Columbia Valley 15.00 12.45VS

2017 Domaine des Lauribert Rosé ‘Cuvée de Lisa’ 11.00 9.13VS

Deal Of The Month

Bolder and showing bigger fruit than ever, the newest version of this popular white is now available. The 2017 Casanova della La Spinetta Vermentino is an excellent wine for serving with shrimp pasta.

2017 Casanova della La Spinetta Vermentino Toscana 20.00 16.60VS

The Weekly Tasting

EIGHT BELLS

The new 2017 Eight Bells Chardonnay ‘Boushey Vineyard’ is full and rich with a creamy style, a fine example of Washington State Chardonnay. The 2015 Eight Bells Sangiovese ‘Red Willow Vineyard’ is made from two clones of Sangiovese and it offers a very Italian profile—lots of dried cherry fruit. The 2014 Eight Bells Red ‘David’s Block’ combines six traditional Bordeaux varieties planted as a field block with the late David Lake MW, in Red Willow Vineyard as an experiment in creating a Bordeaux-style red. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 3% Carmenere, and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2015 Eight Bells Syrah ‘8 Clones’ combines eight clones of Syrah that were co-fermented with 4% Viognier and 2% Grenache. It is a dark red wine with subtle aromas of raspberry, violet, lavender, herbs, and black pepper. The 2013 Eight Bells Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Red Willow Vineyard’ shows the dusty hillside, where the grapes are loving grown by Mike Sauer, with sagebrush and wild herb notes. Come in and taste these wines on Saturday, June 23rd at both shops.

2017 Eight Bells Chardonnay ‘Boushey Vineyard’ Yakima Valley 28.00 23.24VS

2015 Eight Bells Sangiovese ‘Red Willow Vineyard’ Yakima Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2014 Eight Bells Red ‘David’s Block’ Yakima Valley 38.00 31.54VS

2015 Eight Bells Syrah ‘8 Clones’ Yakima Valley 38.00 31.54VS

2013 Eight Bells Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Red Willow Vineyard’ 42.00 34.86VS

New Arrivals

2016 CADENCE RED CODA

A seductive blend of 36% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cadence Red ‘Coda’ has a layered aroma of French oak, red plums, and black cherries. The mineral note from the soils of Red Mountain adds a complexity seldom seen in wines at this price. Distinctive and refined, the 2016 Cadence Red ‘Coda’ deserves time in the cellar, even though we are pretty sure it will be enjoyed before its prime!

2016 Cadence Red ‘Coda’ Red Mountain 28.00 23.24VS

MARK RYAN

The Spring releases from Mark Ryan winery have arrived and are a fine set of wines. The 2017 Mark Ryan Viognier has wonderful acidity and is setting aside its honey notes through select vineyard picking times. The 2016 Mark Ryan Red ‘The Dissident’ is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot that will impress with its elegance. The 2015 Mark Ryan Syrah ‘Lost Soul’ uses extended barrel aging to soften its tannins which brings out more spice. These are another superb set of wines from winemaker Mike Macmorran. His talent with handling Washington fruit is becoming legendary.

2017 Mark Ryan Viognier ‘Olsen Vineyard’ Yakima Valley 30.00 24.90VS

2016 Mark Ryan Red ‘The Dissident’ Columbia Valley 38.00 31.54VS

2015 Mary Ryan Syrah ‘Lost Soul’ Yakima Valley 48.00 39.84VS

Staff Picks

2012 RULO SYRAH

The Syrah grape yields wines that have salty, wild aromas, and feature roast game, pepper, and red fruits. The grape should be handled more like Pinot Noir, avoiding excessive barrel use. The supply of 2012 Rulo Syrah from Wahluke Slope is down to the last few cases and it is a profound wine! Wild notes of garrigue, bacon, red peppers, and currants fill the bouquet. On the palate, it sings of game and red currants. This is one for the backyard barbecue nights!

2012 Rulo Syrah Wahluke Slope (Limited) 30.00 24.90VS

2016 DOMAINE AUTARD COTES DU RHONE

The 2016 Domaine Paul Autard Côtes du Rhône is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre that has a wonderful aroma of garrigue and licorice, supported by a flavor of mulberry and plum. It is a gem.

2016 Domaine Paul Autard Côtes du Rhône 18.00 14.94VS