For the summer season we are offering UPS ‘Three Day Select Service’ for the price of UPS Ground for shipments normally travelling 4 or more business days.
Free service upgrade only applies on single orders purchased and shipped during the promotional period. Additional fees will apply to orders held for any reason until after the promotional period and shipped by Three Day Select. Offer not valid on pre-arrival items that arrive after the promotional period.
We also offer flat rate shipping on any size single order / single shipment:
-to Oregon for $17,
-Washington & Idaho for $20,
-and California for $25
These rates do not apply to orders held in storage here for any reason.
Multiple orders consolidated into one shipment do not qualify for flat rate shipping.… Read the rest
Joh. Jos. Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2012 750ML ($27.95) Buy Now: $19
The other day, while researching the Middle Mosel in Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine, I learned that “Badstube is one of the few if not the only German Grosslagen made up entirely of first-rate terroir.” With reason (my background is in Burgundy) I expected to pay a premium for such a wine. Then I found a bottle of Joh. Jos. Prüm 2012 Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett on our shelf, for $19. So I bought it, and opened it, and spent an evening reveling in the beauty of German Riesling. Fine to enjoy now, but also ready for many years of cellaring, this wine first of all exuberates class.… Read the rest
Chateau du Fort Pontus, Fronsac, France 2010 750ML ($24.95) Buy Now: $18 special
Case-6 Chateau du Fort Pontus, Fronsac, France 2010 750ML ($149.95) Buy Now: $99 special
Tucked away on Bordeaux’s Right Bank, just down the Dordogne from St. Emilion and Pomerol, the Fronsac Appellation quietly produces some of Bordeaux’s best early-drinkers. The lazy river, the wooded hills, the gravelly soil, and the châteaux: Fronsac is definitely Bordeaux. Château du Fort Pontus represents its bordelaise roots, but with a twist. The wine is 100% Merlot. Grown across 15 acres, the vines, 30 years old, are harvested manually, and the wines raised in the traditional style. Add all of this to a vintage like 2010, rated “outstanding” and which produced wonderfully concentrated wines, and you’ve got a wine that’s drinking deliciously today.… Read the rest
Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Blanc, Loire 2015 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $18 special
Long a go-to producer of delicious and energetic wines, Tessier’s offerings are a benchmark for transparency and value. His Cheverny Blanc – an 80/15/5 blend of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and de Arbois – is a study of freshness and purity. Ripe citrus elements and white floral notes lead into a lasting, bright finish. Cheverny is all about value and charm, and Msr. Tessier is perhaps its finest steward. – Tyler… Read the rest
Crowley Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 750ML ($24.95) $21.90 pre-arrival special, ETA July 26th
“The 2014 Willamette Valley is all first-press wine comprised mostly of Pommard clone Pinot with some Dijon and the last of the Gehrts Vineyard (now that Jadot has purchased the vineyard). The WV was aged in barrel for over 16 months before bottling. It’s a lighter styled Pinot meant for hot summer days. In the glass, there are highly perfumed notes of cranberries, garrigue and a touch of fresh iris and pine. It’s medium to light bodied with very finely grained tannins that coat the palate and a refreshing acidity. The entire range of 2014s from Crowley has benefitted from the new entry-level wine, A La Votre, made from 9 barrels of press wine.… Read the rest
Domaine Philippe Tessier Phil’en Bulle NV 750ML ($27.95) Buy Now: $24 special
“Phil’en Bulle” is quite a wise intro to petillants-naturel – just funky enough and yet so fresh, bright, and a little earthy… Meant for freshness and to add a little fizzy fun to a meal, it’s a perfect apertif wine. A blend of Romorantin and Menu Pineau, an energetic dose of wildflowers and tropical fruits zip along the tongue with a mineral-laden, slightly savory edge. Serve chilled but not too cold; this is a great wine for dinner parties or potlucks, as it shifts magically to complement most any flavor. – Tyler… Read the rest