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Oregon Pinot For Less? Yes, Please!

2014 ROCO WINERY Pinot Noir "Gravel Road
$18.95 bottle/ $102.00 half case/ $182.00 case

When winemaker Rollin Soles left the vaunted bubbly/wine producer Argyle and started Roco Winery with his wife, expectations were extremely high. And consequently met. At correspondingly (and typically for Oregon) high prices. But credit to Rollin for coming around and realizing he needs to have an every day priced pinot to introduce people to his wines. He originally was asking $30 a bottle for this Gravel Road pinot (a blend of all his single vineyard wines), and currently sells it on their website for $25. Which makes our price of $18.95 rather attractive! This is very drinkable, high quality pinot from the heralded 2014 vintage. Something that is drinking pretty perfectly right now but has a few years of deliciousness ahead of it. This is a great buying opportunity for Oregon pinot fans, and we were offered a very limited number of cases to sell at this deeply discounted price, so should your interest be piqued  please take advantage sooner than later!
>> VINOUS: “Ripe red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of cola and musky herbs. Smooth and gently sweet on the palate, offering cherry and blackberry flavors that are energized by a jolt of peppery spices. Clings with very good tenacity on the finish, which is framed by dusty, even tannins. 90 points.”
>> WINE SPECTATOR: “Expressive, with an open texture and a pretty range of raspberry, strawberry and peppermint flavors that glide into a refined finish. Drink now through 2020. 90 points.”

Pinot Pinnacle: 2015 WALTER SCOTT Pinot Noir- Single Vineyards

As you surely know by now I hold winemaker Ken Pahlow and his partner in wine and life Erica Landon in highest regard when it comes to producing profoundly great local wine. I just found out an hour ago he has tiny amounts of two of his highly rated and rapidly vaporizing ’15 single vineyard…

LOIRE LOVELIES: Brézé Saumur Rouge & Gadais Muscadet

2016 CHATEAU BRÉZÉ Saumur Rouge “Clos Mazurique” $17.95 bottle/ $172.00 case I could go on and on about this beautiful, elegant organic/biodynamic Loire cabernet franc which we’ve carried for the last 5 vintages, but I’ll let the NYT’s Eric Asimov say it all for me, from his recent “20 Wines Under $20” column…. “The cabernet…

Europe 2015: Let the Wine Love Flow!

2015 is proving to an extraordinary vintage across the European winescape. Here are a few prime examples (with a special mixed case offer at the end!)… 2015 CASALE DEL GIGLIO Cesanese $15.95 bottle/ $153.00 case Take it from me, you haven’t had near enough cesanese in your diet! That would be obvious if you, like…

Red Mountain Revelation: 2014 HELIOTERRA Mourvedre

2014 HELIOTERRA Mourvedre "Red Mountain"
$31.95 bottle/ $161.00 half case/$305.00 case

Over my years in wine retail literally thousands of  Washington wines have crossed my palate, but the number of times I’ve tasted one that has truly made me go (in a very approving way) “Holy cow, what in the h*ll is going on here?” could probably be counted on less than ten fingers. Not that…

Picture Perfect Pinot: 2014 Belle Pente “Belle Pente Vineyard”

2014 BELLE PENTE Pinot Noir "Belle Pente Vineyard"
$38.95 bottle/ $370.00 case

Ask any winemaker their opinion of Belle Pente’s winemaker/owner Brian O’Donnell and there is always a moment of hushed reverence before they gush about him. His wines are so pure, so deftly crafter, so…Oregon. Truly benchmark Oregon pinot noir that we love! “Mineral-accented raspberry, cherry and incense aromas are complemented by a sexy floral nuance…

Champagne Dreams: nv CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Reserve!

nv CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Reserve Champagne
$44.95 bottle/ $428.00 case

I meant to have this in this week’s E-Special offering, but somehow totally forgot. In the vein of better late than never, and assuming you have the good sense to be a fan of classic French Champagne, this is a deal not to be missed (not to mention it is my new house bubbly)! Charles…

2015 Pedroncelli “Bushnell Vineyard”: Zin Heaven!!

2015 Pedroncelli Zinfandel "Bushnell Vineyard"
$23.95 bottle/ $229.00 case

A new release celebrating 90 years of family ownership at Pedroncelli. This is killer zin, a classically styled red from the great 2015 vintage, and is as good as anything out there at twice+ the price. Add in that this is from the iconic zin heaven that is the glorious Dry Creek Valley, and you…

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Oregon Pinot For Less? Yes, Please!

When winemaker Rollin Soles left the vaunted bubbly/wine producer Argyle and started Roco Winery with his wife, expectations were extremely high. And consequently met. At correspondingly (and typicall[more]

Pinot Pinnacle: 2015 WALTER SCOTT Pinot Noir- Single Vineyards

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Red Mountain Revelation: 2014 HELIOTERRA Mourvedre

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Picture Perfect Pinot: 2014 Belle Pente “Belle Pente Vineyard”

Ask any winemaker their opinion of Belle Pente’s winemaker/owner Brian O’Donnell and there is always a moment of hushed reverence before they gush about him. His wines are so pure, so deftly craft[more]

Champagne Dreams: nv CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Reserve!

I meant to have this in this week’s E-Special offering, but somehow totally forgot. In the vein of better late than never, and assuming you have the good sense to be a fan of classic French Champagn[more]

A new release celebrating 90 years of family ownership at Pedroncelli. This is killer zin, a classically styled red from the great 2015 vintage, and is as good as anything out there at twice+ the pric[more]

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French Connection: 2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley”

Very excited to offer this new release from the much talked about Oregon outpost of Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot and their legendary winemaker Jacques Lardiere. Not to give the spoiler, but this 20[more]