Category Archives: General

Newsletter 5/24/23

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Arriving Friday
Vega Sicilia, Opus One, and more
Staff Pick
Tutti Frutti
Featured Winery
Equipo Navazos
May Sale- Rhone Wines
 Final week to stock up on your favorites Rhones
June Sale- Spanish Wines
 June savings– starts NOW
The Collectable Oregon
Arterberry Maresh and Tan Fruit- Wines built to last
Arriving May 26th


“Vega Sicilia”
Vega Sicilia Pintia Toro 2018 750ml $79 special, 12 bottles available
Wine Advocate 95 Points “The nose is very expressive, with bright cherry fruit, and the wine is fresher than the norm in the region, with integrated alcohol and oak, reflecting a very cool year, floral and perfumed. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals very fine and elegant tannins. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Pintia.”
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Markus Molitor Feature: Do I Detect delicious?

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Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor: Do I Detect delicious?

Do I detect delicious? This is the first question one must ask themselves upon examining any wine of any supposed caliber. Sometimes we can just make ourselves dizzy focusing on the technical verbiage associated with a drink that’s meant to give pleasure. Are those terpenes I’m picking up? I’ll swear on my life there’s some grapefruit pith in there. Anyone else have a headache?

Outside of the obsession with tasting note creativity, an epidemic afflicting the wine consuming community is the fixation on dry wine virtue signaling. Oh, how many times I’ve heard a restaurant guest or customer proclaim that they “only drink dry wines.” This type of statement is usually following by said individual picking up or ordering a zinfandel or cabernet-based wine with copious residual sugar.… Read the rest

Newsletter 5/22/23

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Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills, Terre Nere, and Arnauld Lambert
Staff Pick
David + Veronica
May Sale- Rhone Wines
 Our highest rated Rhone wines
June Sale- Spanish Wines
 June savings– starts NOW
Hidden Gems
A Devilish sparkler, a perfectly priced Willamette mainstay, and Barolo’s quiet neighbor
New Arrivals

“From the ashes of Etna: A volcanic triumph for Italian wine lovers” 
Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2021 750ml $24 special, 36+ bottles available
Vinopolnote “One of our favorite Italian red blends. Made from 95% Nerello mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccino grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna. Red fruits with complex herbaceous and mineral notes on the palate alongside polished, but firm tannins combine for a very satisfying finish.
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Newsletter 5/21/23

In This Newsletter:

Special Arrival
Casanova Di Neri: The premier of their brand new Brunello!

Artberry Marsh and Tan Fruit
Stellar Reviews for the Maresh family’s wines!
Three Day Sale
Merkelbach to the future
May Sale- Rhone Wines
 Top selections from every corner of the Rhone
Best of Oregon
Featuring all of your Willamette favorites
New Releases Arriving Friday
“Casanova di Neri”
The Neri family has two new wines to present. The biggest news is the introduction of the top-shelf Brunello Di Montalcino Giovanni Neri. The wine—and the vineyard site—is named after Giacomo Neri’s dad, and fruit comes from a seven-hectare vineyard that was planted in 1973 by a farmer named “Tocci.” After many, many failed attempts, the Neri family was finally able to buy this gem in 2017, despite claims by the old farmer that “he would never sell.”
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Newsletter 5/19/23

 In This Newsletter:

Special Feature
Stellar Reviews for Arterberry Maresh and Tan Fruit!
Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir and more
Staff Pick
Kelley Fox Chardonnay
Riesling Sale

Schaefer meets Shafer
May Sale- Rhone Wines
 Saint Cosme: comb through some of our finest Rhone wines
Collector’s Corner

Our Best Bordeaux
Stellar Reviews for Arterberry Maresh and Tan Fruit 2021

“The wines are concentrated yet elegant, fruity yet flinty and are some of the most impressive wines I’ve tried anywhere—not just in the US.”

-Erin Brooks, “USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley: The Magic of Arterberry Maresh”
The Wine Advocate May 18th, 2023

The critics are officially in love with these wines, further cementing the Maresh family as leaders in the Oregon wine industry.
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