New Arrivals

Northwest

  • Francis Tannahill 2014 The Hermit Pinot Noir – Aromas of dark Bing cherries, Asian spices, cassis, minerals and clean earth.  The palate is broad and intensive with balancing acidity and stunning focus.   It’s succulent, spicy and dark and moves into an extremely long finish that goes on and on.  Don’t miss this unbelievable wine from this vintage!

International

  • Merry Edwards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (California) – This Russian River Sauvignon Blanc has floral scents of hibiscus, honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom.  Notes of muskmelon, mango, papaya and guava widen the aroma, along with accents of white peach, nectarine and Meyer lemon.  Hints of minerality, crème brûlée and toasted hazelnuts add even more sophistication.  In the mouth, this wine is lush with good viscosity.  This richness is balanced by sweet Ruby Red grapefruit, tangerine zest and lively acidity throughout.  Perfect for Crab and Oysters.
  • Jean Milan NV Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (France) – Fresh and vibrant, this champagne comes from Grand Cru vineyards in Oger in the Côte des Blancs. With its soft texture and ripe character, it’s an attractive champagne with bright citrus and pear flavors. Just the Champagne for the Holidays.
  • Gaston Chiquet NV Brut (France) – A classic blended Champagne of 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir, incorporating base wines from more than one harvest.  The aromas and flavors of fresh apricot, white peach and citrus are fresh and well balanced.  Delightful Champagne.

Our featured wine of the week:

 Hence Cellars 2014 The Cultivar

Hence Cellars 2014 The Cultivar – A fantastic red blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah.  It displays aromas and flavors of very dark black fruits, leather, ripe plum, raspberries, blackberries, mocha, Asian spice, sun-dried tomatoes.  This is a perfect wine to pair with prime rib and a spice kicked-up pork loin.

New Arrivals

New NW Arrivals

  • Lujon Cellars NV Red Blend –  This is 60% Syrah from Walla Walla Valley and 40% Merlot from Yakima Valley.  Expresses wonderful notes of ripe plum and berries.  Soft oak notes and velvety tannins makes this a very enjoyable table wine for any occasion.
  • Soos Creek 2013 Sundance Red Blend – Enticing perfume of cherry, spices and flowers.  Suave, spicy wine with noteworthy inner-mouth lift to its flavors of cherry, currant, licorice, sage and nutmeg.  Finished with pliant, sweet, spreading tannins and excellent sappy flavor interest. Perfect for your roasted meats.

New International Arrivals

  • GD Vajra 2014 Langhe Rosso (Italy) – Intense and rich on the nose, it is both concentrated and harmonious: flowers and fruits to give way to hay, tobacco, spices. Bright summer berries on the palate with graphite veins lead to the discovery of a series of sensations. Delightful with pizza and charcuterie. .
  • Marchesi di Gresey 2015 Nebbiolo (Italy) – On the nose, intense and persistent, fruity, reminiscent of raspberries, plum, Sour black cherry and cherry jam.  On the palate, balance, harmonious, pleasantly tannic with persistent aftertaste.

New Vintage Arrivals

  • Colene Clemens 2013 Adriane Estate Pinot Noir
  • Patricia Green Cellars 2015 Estate Vineyard Old Vine Pinot Noir
  • Patricia Green Cellars 2015 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • J Christopher 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
  • L’Ecole 2016 Chenin Blanc
  • Angel Vine 2013 Hellion
  • Cameron 2016 Dundee Hill Chardonnay
  • Andrew Rich 2016 Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
  • Robert Biale 2016 Black Chicken

Resonance 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir   (92 pts WE) 

This is from Maison Louis Jadot’s Oregon project.  Aromas of cherries, plums and dried flowers.  Supple velvety and expressive, laying the cherry and blackberry fruits with hints of tobacco, tar and dried flowers.  Finishes with precision and length, creating a warm balance with fine acidity complemented by soft tannins.  A perfect wine to pair with roasted pork and turkey.

 Angel Vine 2011 Alder Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel 

This Columbia Valley Zinfandel has aromas of raspberry fruit leather, black currant and spice.  The flavors of brambly, big red fruit and spiced plum, which are generous, stay balanced.  The finish is smooth and is lingers.  A perfect wine to pair with roasted or grilled pork, roasted duck and anything chocolate.

Joel Gott Wines 2015 Gewurztraminer

 Aromas fill the glass of lychee, passion fruit, nectarine and grapefruit with hints of baking spices.  The wine is dry in style with tropical and stone fruit flavors on the front of the palate followed by bright acidity and citrus flavors, and a long finish.  A classic to enjoy with appetizers, seafood or sip with soft cheese.

Granville Wine Co 2015 Amity-Eola Hills Chardonnay

The wine leads with aromatics of fresh cut green apple, melon, lemon peel, honeysuckle and ginger spice.  On the palate, this Chardonnay is supple, elegant and in excellent balance with its crisp, natural acidity which leads into a rich, long and mineral finish.  A perfect white wine to pair with summer salads, seafood, cheese and light appetizers.

Conde de Valdemar 2015 Rose` (Spain)

This delicious Rose` is blended from 75% Garnacha and 25% Viura.  Fresh red berry aromas and flavors, with floral notes dominating and a finish with hints of tangerine that is dry.  A great wine to enjoy for the summer.   This is a perfect pairing for appetizers, summer salads, and salmon.