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“ITALIAN ROSATOS +1”, June 28, 5-7pm, FREE!!

I’m kind of, sort of (i.e.-“Incredibly”) excited to be able to have Italian Import Specialist from PDX’s own Young’s Distributing, Ms. Lisa Cicconetti, making a VINO visit this coming Wednesday, June 28, for a FREE drop-in tasting event from 5-7pm. In a very seasonally appropriate manner she is going to be showing off seven different dry Italian rosatos which is something we’ve never done here but have always wanted to have happen. Now is the time!! Lisa is a passionate and incredibly knowledgable guide for this evening’s adventure and both she and I promise you’ll find something to love in our lineup. And as a bone to you who just have to have your red wine fix, we’ve got you covered with a stunning 94 point Brunello di Montalcino. There, all better now? Even without that bit of Tuscan brilliance this is an evening not to miss and I truly hope you’ll be able to spend a few minutes of your evening to sip your way through these lovely wines. The wines are dry, crisp, and delicious, Lisa is one of the nicest people in my business who I always love having in, and we have a fabulous evening in store for you! Here is the lineup, and keep in mind that all wine will be available for purchase/order at a 10% discount off the prices listed the night of the tasting only. Buon appetito…

Rosato- still
2016 Comincioli (gropello, marzemino, barbera, sangiovese; Lombardy) $19.95
2016 Bertani (molinara and merlot; Veneto) $14.95
2016 Planeta (nero d’avola and syrah; Sicily) $17.95
2016 Guado al Tasso Scalabrone (cabernet, merlot, syrah; Tuscany) $22.95
2016 Masi (100% Refosco; Veneto) $14.95

Rosato Bubbles
2013 Murgo Brut Rosé (100% nerello mascalese; Sicily) $23.95….93 pts-Vinous
n/v Ferrari Brut Rosé (pinor noir & chardonnay; Trentino) $17.95/ 375ml
n/v Canella (100% pinot noir) $20.95

+1
2011 CANALICCHIO Brunello di Montalcino $39.95…94 pts-Vinous: “Pacenti’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. A striking, vibrant wine, the 2011 wraps around the palate with bright, red-fleshed fruit, iron, smoke, licorice and tobacco. The 2011 is a bit subdued and also open-knit by Pacenti’s standards, yet the wine possesses exceptional balance – especially for the vintage – and a level of sheer appeal that is hard to capture with words alone.”

Spot On: 2015 CAMERON “Dundee Hills Pinot” Noir

2015 Cameron Winery "Dundee Hills" Pinot Noir
$25.95 bottle/ $249.00 case

John Paul has just released yet another rock solid pinot noir that sells for a good $5-$10 less that anyone else’s “Dundee Hills” bottling. Because that’s how he rolls. This has all the usual delights we’ve come to expect from John’s wines, purity of fruit, and that tell tale pop of 2015 acidiy to balance…

South American Satisfaction: Ca’de Calle & Viu Manent

Two Bordeaux-style blends at our recent exploration of the wines of Chile and Argentina stood out as awesome values, delivering big on both flavor and the all important bang-for-the-buck meter. As we are hitting the intersection of braising and barbecue seasons, these are perfect choices no matter which cooking method works for you! Comments after…

Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc
$19.95 bottle/ $192.00 case

Joe Swick, who’s wines we’ve been championing for the last couple of years, has shown himself to be one of the state’s most innovative young winemakers. His pinots are terrific, but I feel his whites have been some of his most exciting wines. With his just-released 2016 Grenache Blanc, he may have just provided us…

2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERME ST. MARTIN Beaumes de Venise “Costancia”

2015 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin Beaumes de-Venise "Costancia"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. Deeply fruited aromas of blackberry, coffee, bittersweet cocoa, ground spice, minerals, bacon fat, and wild herbs soar from the glass. Full-bodied on the…

2014 Juan Gil Monastrell- aka “Marvelous Mourvedre”!

2014 BODEGAS JUAN GIL Monastrell
$16.95 bottle/ $163.00 case

So happy to have this long time VINO favorite back in store! A big, dark, full-bodied Monastrell (aka “mourvedre”) that never fails to satisfy and has a remarkable ability to age. I recently had a bottle of the ’07 Juan Gil that was gorgeous. This has everything I’ve come to expect in this wine, and…

Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

2012 PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Barbaresco
$34.95 bottle/ $188.00 half-case/ $330.00 case

The Produttori co-op is unquestionably one of Italy’s greatest wine producers. Year after year they are absolute benchmarks of quality in Barbaresco. Adding to the allure of this 2012 is that in this vintage that they decided that the Riserva wines, of which they produce eight or so single-vineyard bottlings, weren’t up to their usual…

Big Time Bandol: 2011 Domaine du Gros Noré Rouge

Domaine du Gros Noré Bandol
$41.95 bottle/ $226.00 half-case/ $402.00 case

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and character that only the very best Bandol can deliver Just a stunning achievement. Yes, it’s incredible now, but this beauty can…

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