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]

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]

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]

May 14th & 15th, 2016

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

02ayybo7php5u (1)Why, yes, the lovely, vivacious, and supremely talented Anne Hubatch will be in store from 2:30-4:30 Saturday pouring her latest and greatest Helioterra releases for your pondering. But the weekend FREE tasting goodness doesn’t start or end there. Before she gets here and after she takes her curtain call we’ll be pouring the below listed VINO current faves Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. Be sure you make time to get in, because this weekend at VINO is going to “don’t miss drinking”!
2013 OWEN ROE “Coop” Red $15.95…yeah, we kinda ran out so couldn’t pour it last weekend. But reloading has happened and it’ll be good to go all weekend!
2011 GIOCOMO BORGOGNO Barbera d’Alba $19.95….just in off a distributors close out list and we scooped it up sow e could offer it at a sweet $8 a bottle off the old price! Yet another excuse to feed my Barbera addiction!!
2012 DOMAINE DES BANQUETTES Cotes du Rhone $11.95….just tried this yesterday and was very impressed at how classically rich and gutsy it was for the $$.  Classic village wine from the south of France!
2014 DOMAINE DES COGNETTES Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie $13.95…another white I had at Olympia Oyster Bar that killed it with their über-fresh bivalves. Muscadet is simply an incredible food wine for the money and one of the most under appreciated values in the wine world! This is the real deal and a new favorite vin blanc!!