VINO

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
California Dreaming: 2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate”

Oh, boy!! We’ve been waiting a long time for this to land, and now that it is here it exceeds expectations on all levels! An absolutely drop dead gorgeous Petite Sirah that has Ridge’s trademark i[more]

Superb Saint-Chinian: 2013 Domaine de Cambis!!

According to the Cambis website, “Carnet de Voyage is an ode to discovery and to travelling. We think that we have succeeded in making the taster of this wine travel while drinking it.” Believ[more]

Amazing Alicante: 2009 Sierra Salinas Alicante!!

What a great blend here, a Spanish red that comes across more like a $30+ Priorat than a tinto from the relatively more obscure Alicante region. Rich, full bodied, yet superbly balanced. This is cryin[more]

Shatter Grenache: C’est Grande!!

Just a quick FYI: this is not your usual subtle, reticent French red. This is a full-bodied, in-your-face red from SW France that is undeniably delicious. This review from Jeb Dunnuck in Parker’s Wi[more]

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]

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]

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]

Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso” $14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this d[more]

December 10 & 11, 2016

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
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Not only will we be pouring some fabulous selections from the latest Value Case offering sent out a couple of days ago when you stop by VINO between 11-6 Saturday and/or 12-5 Sunday (listed below), but we have an extra Saturday treat literally in store for you! Absolutely make plans for some VINO time between 2:00-4:00 Saturday as we welcome winemakers Evan Roberts of CROWLEY WINES and Joe Swick of SWICK WINES who will be in store sharing some of their newest releases! As you know I am a huge fan of both of these guy’s wines. Evan and Tyson Crowley have been knocking my palate out with their spot on Oregon pinot noir ever sine their first release 10 years ago! And we’ve had Joe in the store a couple of times over the last couple years, as I also think extremely highly of his commitment to making true, natural wines that are minimally manipulated and maximally flavored! They’ll have the 7 wines listed below to wow your senses, plus we will be offering a 10% discount off the prices listed for their wines during the tasting! Please feel free to take advantage of these Oregon beauties….
CROWLEY WINES w/ Evan Roberts
-2014 Pinot Noir “La Colina” $48.95
-2014 Pinot Noir “Entre Nous” $32.95
-2014 Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95

SWICK WINES w/ Joe Swick
-2014 Pinot Noir “Fairsing” $35.95
-2014 Pinot Noir “Cancilla” $35.95
-2016 Verdelho Sparkling Wine “Pet Nat” $22.95
-n/v Pinot Noir “Autre Monde” $13.95

And as mentioned, we will also be showing these latest VINO values all weekend…
~2013 MONTEBELLON Ribera del Duero “5 Meses” $9.95
~2015 CHAPOUTIER Cotes du Rhone “Belleruche” $12.95
~2014 IPPOLITO Ciro Rosso “Liber Pater” $12.95
~2015 SUSANNA BALBO Torrontes “Crios” $12.95

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