Weekend Tastings

We have some quite special treats in store at the wine shack for your FREE sampling pleasure. This will be a great way to keep your weekend groove going, and I highly encourage you to carve out some time for these fabulous examples of the winemaking craft. Stop by to say hello and discover some great wines  on Saturday from 10:30-6:30 or on Sunday from 12:00-5:00.

Featured Wines
Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

When you read a rec from me regarding any Barbera in the store keep in mind I am a huge fan of the wines made from this grape. Barbera is my usual go-to wine at home, and you might say I am a bit, um,[more]

The Name Fits! 2011 Les Clos Perdus “L’Extreme”

I’ve rarely had a wine so aptly named. This is totally one of those “WOW!” wines, all caps intended, that I come across far too infrequently. Les Clos Perdus is a tiny winery in SW France’s Co[more]

Rioja Revelation: 2009 SENORIO DE PECINA Crianza

This is stunning Rioja for the $$! In 2002 Pedro Peciña, long time vineyard manager of  the famed La Rioja Alta, one of the three finest Rioja estates, left them to pursue his dream of running his o[more]

2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay “Cuvée Anne”

Two firsts here on this stunning new Oregon chardonnay from winemaker Ken Pahlow and his wife Erica Landon: #1- I don’t think in 6 years of VINO I’ve ever felt the need to encourage you to buy a $[more]

Single Vineyard Sensation! 2011 Montaribaldi “Du Gir” Barbera d’Alba

I love it when my Barbera lust gets satisfied. Long time VINO shoppers know how much we respect the Montaribaldi wines that come from Luciano and Roberto Taliano’s small family winery in the town of[more]

Mencia Madness: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA Lagar de Robla

This is a shockingly good bottle of Spanish red that is made 100% mencia from the Castillo y León region of NW Spain that recently received a well deserved 91 Wine Spectator points. It’s not all ab[more]

THE BUCK IS BACK: 2014 Buckman Pinot Noir!!

Coming a month late (due to self-inflicted label ordering issues) but all the better for the additional bottle time is our latest baby from the soon-to-be-revered 2014 Oregon pinot noir vintage. As it[more]

Oregon Classic: 2012 CROWLEY WINES Pinot Noir “Entre Nous”

Since the first release I carried, his still delicious 2005 vintage “Entre Nous” Pinot, I have been very impressed with the pure, classically Oregon pinots from Tyson Crowley and his partner Evan [more]

April 23th & 24th, 2016

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

440582 (1)With summer coming to and end this weekend for the foreseeable future, we’ll be popping corks all weekend on some awesome store favorites to take your mind off having to actually wear sweaters and maybe break out the braising pot once again. Stop by Saturday 11-6 or Sunday 12-5, and no matter the weather these will work out just fine…
2008 CONTERNO-FANTINO Dolcetto d’Alba “Bricco Bastia” $14.95…we were just offered the chance to pick up the last few cases of this remarkable single vineyard dolcetto that at 8 years post-harvest is drinking perfectly. Plus at $8 off its original $22.95 price you save some sweet coin! In his 91 point review on the Vinous website, Stephen Tanzer called this “A superb dolcetto.” We agree!
2013 LOVE & SQUALOR Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $25.95…the latest and deliciously greatest from the über-talented Matt Berson!
2013 INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS Cabernet Sauvignon “Columbia Valley” $13.95…a pretty amazing new release from Hedges Cellars of their always over delivering Washington cabernet!
2015 SAINT-NABOR Gris de Gris $9.95…this is one of our annual favorite Best Buy pink from SW France. Just spot on dry rosé that is a steal!