Matello ‘Souris’

Staff Pick: Matello Souris 2011 & 2012

Suzanne:
matello souris 2012With substantial increases in production in the 2014 and 2015 vintage, many Oregon wineries are running out of space to hold back vintages of treasured wines. And to your benefit! With top picks from the 2011 and 2012 vintages slowing dwindling on our shelves, we jumped at the chance to offer more library releases from one of our favorite local Pinot producers – Matello. Until the 2012 vintage, Marcus Goodfellow bottled a barrel selection from his best sites (Whistling Ridge, Durant and Bishop Creek, though it varied from vintage to vintage) under the name Souris.

The 2011 was, not surprisingly given his track record, delightfully young and fresh, when we checked in a few months ago.… Read the rest

Cayuse-Mania

Highlight New Arrivals from Cayuse Vineyards

36 Wines (That’s 96 Bottles) In Stock Now

cayuse madnessCayuse Vineyards Camaspelo, Walla Walla Valley 2012 750ML ($119.95) $89 special
Wine Advocate 97 points “A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, the 2012 Camaspelo is more refined and elegant than the Lovers release, showing a seamless, elegant profile to go with lots of dark fruits, savory herbs, graphite and hints of flowers. While the nose is terrific, the palate is where this really shines and it’s full-bodied, concentrated and ultra-pure, with lots of fine tannin that keep the finish going. It should be at its best from 2018-2032+.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!

Cayuse Vineyards Flying Pig, Walla Walla Valley 2013 750ML ($149.95) $129 special
Wine Advocate 94-96 points “I loved the Merlot dominated 2013 Flying Pig, and it offers full-bodied richness and depth, as well as a stacked mid-palate, to go with classic plum, cassis, wild herbs and dried flower nuances.… Read the rest

Guigal Condrieu

Great Guigal

Classic Condrieu

guigal condrieu bottlesFrom the three lieux-dits of Cote Chatillon, Colombier and Coteau de Chery:
E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane, Rhone 2015 750ML ($119.95) Buy Now: $89 pre-arrival special, ETA September 2017
Wine Advocate 99 pointsEasily one of the greatest Condrieu I’ve ever tasted is the 2015 Condrieu La Doriane. A wine that needs to be tasted to be believed, it possesses a huge nose of toasted brioche, liquid rocks, apricot, flower oil and salty minerality. Unctuous, full-bodied, massively rich, yet also elegant and graceful, with beautiful freshness, enjoy this tour de force over the coming 5-6 years.” – Jeb Dunnuck

This is the lowest listed price on the West Coast today!

E. Guigal Condrieu, Rhone 2015 750ML ($59.95) Buy Now: $49 pre-arrival special, ETA May 2017
Wine Advocate 95 points “Guigal’s 2015 Condrieu is a blockbuster that, if not for its big brother, would be one of the wines of the vintage.… Read the rest

Perrier Jouet

Perrier Jouet “Grand Brut” – Under $27 by the case! 

perrier-jouet-brutSold Out!

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($49.95) $29.50 pre-arrival special
Case-6 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($279.95) $169 pre-arrival special (that’s only $28.17/bottle!)
Case-12 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV, Champagne 750ML ($519.95) $319 pre-arrival special, (that’s only $26.58/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 90 points “Lively and mouthwatering, with flavors of black currant, graphite, candied lemon zest and smoky mineral, supported by a creamy mousse. A balanced crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2018.”

This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
The average listed price is $45!… Read the rest

Breaking News – Best Riesling in Europe 2016

The Best Riesling in Europe!

Weingut Malat Takes Home Top Prize

Wine Arrives in June

malat best riesling reserveMichael Malat isn’t the most well-known Austrian winemaker to the American public, but that might soon change.  He recently took home the top prize in the 2016 Best of Riesling competition, hosted by the renowned Meininger Verlag publishing house.  His 2010 Malat Silberbichl Riesling Kremstal Reserve took the top honors (Best Riesling in Europe) out of a field of more than 2,600 Rieslings from around the world and we’re excited to offer it to you today! We didn’t get much (as you’d expect) so if this intrigues you, make sure to get you order in early.

Best Riesling in Europe Arriving in June:

Malat Silberbichl Riesling Reserve Erste OTW Lage, Kremstal 2010 750ML ($79.95) $69 pre-arrival special
Falstaff Magazine tasting note: “[Translated] Light yellow-green.… Read the rest