Category Archives: Vino Deals

Spring Pinks!! VINO’s Rose Case, pt. 1

All you need to know to rationalize buying this week’s VINO E-Spec is graphically illustrated in next week’s PDX forecast: And it looks like it continues on to at least next weekend. I’ve never had so many rosés in so early, but I’m buying into this crazy global warming talk and like Boy Scout’s everywhere,…

Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or together, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemaking involved here from one of the places in the world I am most passionate about! 2004 BREZZA Barolo “Sarmassa” $53.95 bottle/ $291.00- 1/2 case/ $517.00 case The deal with this one, apart…

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

2011 Owen Roe Cabernet Franc "Rosa Mystica"
$27.95 bottle/ $150.00 per 1/2 case/ $285.00 case ($23.75)

What can I say about David O’Reilly’s wines that I haven’t said over these last 14 years. Fabulous, satisfying, impeccably made. What I haven’t been able to, and never thought I would, say is “Buy this bottle and save $14 a pop!” The Rosa Mystica Cab Franc was one of David’s first (maybe the first)…

2011 BUCKMAN Riesling: do not fear the Riesling. Embrace the Riesling!

2011 Buckman Wine Co. Riesling "Willamette Valley"
$14.95 bottle/ $142.00 case

If you have ever heard yourself, or anyone else for that matter, think “I don’t like Riesling, it’s too sweet”, then please, do yourself a favor and pop the cork on our latest Buckman project, our new 2011 “Willamette Valley” Riesling. Let me state right off that bat: THIS IS TOTALLY DRY RIESLING! There, your…

California Dreamin’: The bold & the beautiful!

California Dreamin’ I think it was the trip to Napa and Sonoma a few weeks ago that rekindled my passion for American red wine. And when I talk American, I mean big, rich, jammy wine that tame the smoke and heat off the ‘que and complement the intense flavors on your plates. Plus, when things…

Saint-André Corbin’s Cellar Worthy Bordeaux Bargain!

2010 CHATEAU SAINT ANDRE CORBIN St-Georges-St-Emilion $22.95 btl/ $225.00 case Once again the myth that you have to spend a large percentage of your discretionary income to get a Bordeaux of consequence, something that will reward 10+ years in the cellar, is proven false. Case in point is the latest release of a regular presence…