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
Ligurian Delight: Bisson Bianchetta Genovese

Should you happen to glance up and catch a peek of the vineyards dotting the hillsides above you while  hiking along the trail that connects the too picturesque villages of Liguria’s Cinque Terre r[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]

Wow! I just tasted this about 5 minutes ago with one of my reps and was absolutely blown away that a Priorat this good was available for so little and had to sit down and share immediately! This is as[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]

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]

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]

Baby Barbaresco!

I’ve been amazed at the values from Franco Serra’s small Piedmontese operation in the village of Mombaruzzo a few km’s from Alba. Whether it was a killer Barbaresco for around $25 or[more]

Feb. 21 & 22, 2015

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

UnknownThere will be some rather delicious happenings at VINO this weekend following an E-Special that hopefully left you salivating. Sadly, the Italian white I raved about isn’t in deep enough supply to offer for tasting until next weekend, but we have a very nice alterna-white going, along with three of the reds that are most worthy of your wine glasses. Free sampling takes place Saturday 11-6 and/or Sunday 12-5. Be here, drink these….
-2012 ATTICUS WINES Pinot Noir “Yamhill-Carlton”
$26.95…93 pts-Wine Spectator
-2012 ODDERO Barbera d’Alba
-2013 CASA CONTINI “Verso” Salento Rosso
-2013 QUADY NORTH “Pistoleta” Rogue Valley Blanc
$17.95…a fabulous blend of marsanne, roussanne, viognier, and grenache blanc that happily just came back in stock!