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
Sensational Sangiovese from Di Majo Norante!

This super value sangiovese from the Molise region has never been better than in this 2013 version. Di Majo Norantes is the foremost producer in this wine area that abuts the Adriatic Sea in southern [more]

Blockbuster, world class red here. Absolutely stunning. Yes, expensive by Barbera standards but most assuredly blows away virtually all similarly priced wines. This is amazing! I could go on and on, a[more]

Loire Loveliness: 2013 FRANCK MILLET Sancerre

Given that I obsess over fresh oysters and can consume, if offered the chance, unhealthy amounts of them, is it any wonder I love the great Sancerre from France’s Loire Valley? In truth, any fish or[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]

Single Vineyard Sensation: 2009 AZELIA “Vigna Punta” Barbera d’Alba

This is dazzlingly great Barbera from one of the Piedmont’s uncompromising traditionalists. Azelia’s wines are textbook examples of long-lived, character-driven vino rosso from this region I adore[more]

Mont Gras “Antu” Syrah: as good as it gets!

When we carried the previous locally available release of this Chilean beauty, the 2009 “Antu” Syrah, I wrote that it was one of, if not the, best South American Syrahs I’ve had. At any price. A[more]

Superiore in Every Way!

You may have gathered over time that I am a huge Barbera nut. Probably my favorite wine to drink on a regular basis, which makes me somewhat, well, “particular” would be a good way to put [more]

Un Autre Monde…translated means “Another World”…which is about how I’m feeling right now about this wine. Another world meaning, oh, say, buying Oregon pinot noir in the early to mid-1990’[more]

Oct. 3rd & 4th, 2015

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

80* in October? What better time to be out and about with some delicious wines to taste! Mother Nature provides the sunshine, and we will have some of her finest produce on display for your FREE sampling pleasure as well. France, Italy, Washington all are representing should you stop by Saturday between 11-6 or Sunday 12-5. The values in all of these wines are incredible, and I can promise something to love for all! To the weekend…..
-2012 DOMAINE DE COUROULU Vacqueyras “Cuvée Classique”
$22.95…such a classic Rhone red. This is near Chateauneuf quality at half the price! 92 points-Wine Advocate: “This estate needs to be on every reader’s radar!”
-2010 DOMAINE COUSTARELLE Cahors $13.95…if all you know of malbec is from Argentina, you have to get a load of this darkly intriguing beauty!
-2012 STONECAP Syrah “Columbia Valley”
$8.95…our perennially satisfying crowd pleaser that is without question the best under-ten dollar NW syrah!
-2013 SAINT-LANNES Blanc “Cotes de Gascogne”
$9.95…year after year this delivers on all levels. A perfect wine for our stunning weather!