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
Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or at the special mixed case listed after the descriptions, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemakin[more]

Spanish Steal: 2012 BODEGAS ATALAYA “Laya”

This rather remarkable Spanish value hardly needs an introduction since this is the fourth year in a row we’ve featured it in our E-Special offering. Always over-delivering, always immensely sat[more]

Burgundian Bargain!!

Cue question for the ages: “Why, when we have world class pinot noir vineyards less than an hour away from my front door do I have to go several thousand miles to get a bottle of classic pinot n[more]

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

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 [more]

2010 Chateau de Costis Bordeaux: Riding the tide!

Perhaps nowhere is it more apt than in the wine world when, regarding great vintages, that the “a rising tide raises all boats” metaphor rings so true. Such is the case with this lovely, d[more]

Notre Dame de Laval: French bargain hunting!

This certainly comes under the “old friends” banner if I think of all there wondrous bargains I’ve had from southwest France over the years. It is always somewhat staggering how much[more]

Lady Hill Winery “Procedo” & “Ad Lucem”: Legends in the making?

The Next Chapter How do you move on from a legend? If you’re Jerry Owen, half of the dynamic duo with David O’Reilly that brought you the stunners from Owen Roe Winery, you part ways with [more]

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

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,[more]

April 26th & 27th, 2014

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

corbMore weekend wine pleasures await as we pop a few corks for your consideration during our FREE wine sampling Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. We’ll be hitting Oregon, Washington, France, and Spain. Hope you can join us on this world tour of grape-based pleasure!
-2009 SUEFERT WINERY Pinot Noir “Horseleap Vineyard” $18.95…the final third of the three remarkable pinot deals I wrote about two weeks ago. This is simply a steal!
-2009 DOMAINE ST—EUGENIE Corbieres “La Reserve” $13.95…a wine I have sold here happily in the past for $17.95 has just been closed out and I can’t believe we can sell this good a wine so cheaply!
-2012 STONECAP VINEYARDS Syrah “Columbia Valley” $9.95…a new vintage of a perennial Best Buy here at VINO is just out. Still and easily the best syrah under ten bucks in the northwest!
-2011 CONDES DE ALBEREI Albariño $12.95…I love things like crab. Shellfish, shrimp, and food in  general. It only makes sense then that I love Albariño from Spain because it is an all-stainless fermented bottle of food matching love! Was $15.95, now save three bucks a pop!