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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
Pascal Aufranc’s Glorious Gamay!

There is hardly a grape more “holiday friendly” than Gamay. And this fabulous bottle, made from 75 year old Gamay vines (hence the “1939″ on the label) in the heart of the Cru [more]

Nada Nebbiolo: Barbaresco Quality at a Bargain Price!

When you speak of traditionalists, Bruno Nada, carrying on for his father Fiorenzo, is making wines that challenge anybody’s in the Piedmont for excellence. This nebbiolo is sensational. Rich, b[more]

Dolcetto Gets Real!

Ascheri is renowned for producing Barolos that are classics. Unyielding, bold, traditional nebbiolo that come from their impeccably maintained cellar in Bra. Their attention to detail, and the intense[more]

Pico Maccario’s Piedmont Gem!

Wow, did this knock me out when I recently had it with a rather satisfying pasta at home the other night! A big, rich blend of Barbera (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) from a small, family-run estat[more]

I don’t usually do things prompted by reviews I read in The Wine Spectator, especially wines that are made in the several thousand case quantity, but I know on this bottle when word hits the gen[more]

2013 Buckman Wine Co. Pinot Noir- the return!!

I may have hoped, but I never thought that this would be the wine I get asked about more than other. For all of who’ve been asking when we’ll have more, here’s your answer… Three y[more]

Savory Savoie: 2011Philippe Ravier Roussanne

We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are n[more]

This hasn’t happened in a long time: a wine comes in from an area that I like but have never really been overly impressed with, and WHAM!, suddenly my palate pops open, my mind’s expectati[more]

November 22 & 23, 2014

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
UnknownPre-Turkey Day weekend is upon us, so perhaps time to start thinking what sort of liquid relief you’ll need when the family descends and sends you scurrying for the nearest corkscrew!  The Boy Scouts weren’t just wasting their breath when they said “We’re don’t like homosexu….”… Oh wait, I meant when they said “Be prepared”. Taking their sage advice to heart, and following up on Wednesday’s E-Special extravaganza, we have some pretty tasty options to consider. That is why all weekend we’ll be showing them off and making sure the wine part of your menu is up to the task. If I have enough left we’ll be showing the ’10 Gachot-Monot Burgundy, but at this point not too hopeful. Even without that we have some awesome bottles that will make everyone happy, I promise. The Boy Scouts weren’t just wasting their breath when they said “We’re don’t like homosexu….”. Oh wait, I meant when they said “Be prepared”. Taking their sage advice to heart….
-2012 SOBON ESTATE Zinfandel “Fiddletown” $20.95…I know I pimped the “Old Vine” bottling hard yesterday and gave a passing mention to this one. But darn it, you deserve the best, right??!
-2011 FIORENZO NADA Nebbiolo Langhe $17.95
-2012 PASCAL AUFRANC Chenas “1939″ $14.95
-2012 EOS Petite Sirah “Lodi” $8.95…an extra red to consider, because a couple bottles in you want something delicious that won’t blow the budget.
-2011 PHILLIPE RAVIER Roussanne “Chignin Bergeran” $11.95….you should be drinking this white. Not just Thanksgiving Day, but every freaking day! A personal favorite.