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Wine of the Day: Charles Smith CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo, Wahluke Slope Washington 2014 6-26-2016

Charles Smith K Vintners CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo, Wahluke Slope, Washington 2014 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $18 special

primitortUnroll the red-and-white checkered tablecloths, the lasagna, pizza, cannelloni, spaghetti… all spread out on the hilly, arid Washington scrubland just east of the mighty Columbia… Casa Smith celebrates the junction of Italy and America with its Wahluke Slope-grown Italian varietal wines. The Primitivo honors the families of Southern Italy (and the USA, where it’s called Zinfandel). Bold in character and deeply colorful like its Puglia homeland, this Primitivo – from the word primativo, meaning “first to ripen” – delivers the luscious dark fruit and mouth-feel that made Washington wines famous. Charles Smith (K Vintners, et al.) makes the wine with guidance and inspiration from Italian friends.… Read the rest

Wine of the Day: Crowley ‘a la votre’ Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 6-9-16

alavotreCrowley ‘a la votre’ Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 ($19.95) Buy Now: $16 special

We’re always excited about a new wine from Crowley. Tyson’s wines tend to be quite cerebral, understated, and complex. The ‘a la votre’ cuvee is new to this year; the wine showcases the freshness of W.V. fruit in a way which is approachable and direct without lacking character. Cranberries, spice, and a touch of earth make for a perfect summer red! – TylerRead the rest

Wine of the Day: Clos Cibonne ‘Cuvee Tradition’ Rosé 2014 6-6-16

cinbonneroseClos Cibonne Cotes de Provence Cuvee Tradition Rose, Provence 2014 750ML ($29.95) Buy Now: $24 special

I only suggest this wine if you’re okay with having your entire rosé world rocked to its core. Really! We’ve got a game changer here, folks.

Clos Cibonne sits handsomely along the coast in Provence; this, their signature wine, is fermented in stainless steel before spending 12-18 months in hundred-year-old casks under fleurette, or a thin layer of yeasts. This unique manner of élevage makes for a textured, hugely complex wine of great versatility. Nectarine and mandarine orange fruit come across in the medium-bodied, honey-tinged wine; the finish is long and floral. – Tyler

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Wine of the Day: Produttori del Barbaresco ‘Barbaresco DOCG’, Piedmont 2011 5-31-16

Produttori del Barbaresco ‘Barbaresco DOCG’, Piedmont 2011 750ML ($37.95) Buy Now: $29 special

Produttori del Barbaresco ‘Barbaresco DOCG’, Piedmont 2011 1.5L ($69.95) Buy Now: $59 special

Produttori del Barbaresco 2011Two of us from the shop opened this 2011 Barbaresco from Produttori del Barbaresco on Thanksgiving eve, pouring little tastes as we mapped out what would become a lovely dinner with all sorts of dishes, new friends, and a wide array of wines. This one was truly one of the standouts, so much so that we had to hide the bottle so as to not drink it all before the dinner even came to fruition.

As cooking began and thirsts resurfaced, this humble bottle from the legendary Produttori estate came back to reward our efforts.… Read the rest

Shipping Specials!

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.

RoseTylerStreetFree 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