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French Connection: 2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley”

2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"
$39.95 bottle/ $383.00 case

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 Tardy. Not to give the spoiler, but this 2015 is fabulous! Incredible elegance and style, this is complex, rich, and beautifully balanced. Great now and sure to only get better with…

2015 BEDROCK WINE CO. Syrah “North Coast”

2015 BEDROCK WINE CO. Syrah "North Coast"
$28.95 bottle/ $277.00 case

This showed fabulously at our recent syrah tasting. Big, incredibly rich, but in no way over the top. One of the most deftly balanced California syrahs I’ve had in a long time. Bedrock is an up and coming superstar producer that I highly suggest you add to your drinking repertoire! “Inky blue and purplish fruit,…

2016 FLAT BRIM Sauvignon Blanc “Columbia Gorge”

2016 Flat Brim Wines Sauvignon Blanc
$17.95 bottle/ $172.00 case

Winemaker Ian Atkins has a low key approach to his winemaking, taking the time to let the fruit do the talking rather than forcing the conversation. This approach, of which we wholeheartedly agree with, shows especially well in his intense, layered sauvignon blanc. This is expressive but not intrusive. A wine with loads of citrus,…

Burgundy Bargain: 2014 GUEUGNON-REMOND Macon-Charnay

2014 Gueugnon-Remond Macon-Charnay
$14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case

This is a shout out to all of you who thought you had to sacrifice life’s necessities to drink classic white Burgundy. Rest…and drink…easy with this rich, creamy, apple, fig, melon, and honey spice infused bottle of Chardonnay in the glorious French tradition. This has impeccable balance and a bright flash of acidity on its…

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…

Voluminous & Vivacious Vinho Verde!!

2015 MENDES Alvarinho "Contacto"
$20.95 bottle/ $201.00 case

This is a brilliantly made Portuguese white, a vinho verde in name only. Incredible presence and style on the palate and an absolutely absurd affinity with food. Wines like this are so rare to come across.  This is serious, world class white, from one of Portugal’s great winemakers. Head-spinning aromatics and flavors! I highly encourage…