Mike Etzel, the founder and winemaker of Sequitur, is a living legend in the Willamette Valley. He co-founded Beaux Frères in the late 1980s and was the winemaker there until recently handing off the duties to his son. Never one to rest on his laurels, he began planting a vineyard adjacent to Beaux Frères in 2010—a project that became what we know as Sequitur.
It’s helpful to think of Sequitur as a distillation of everything Mike Etzel learned from Beaux Frères over the decades. The Sequitur vineyard sits right next to the Beaux Frères “Upper Terrace” but is planted to a wider array of clones at tighter spacing. It’s been farmed biodynamically since the beginning and is sheltered with Douglas Fir—in short, it’s the fully realized vision of a man who’s helped define Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.… Read the rest
K Vintners and Substance
Rock Star Wines of Washington State
Charles Smith’s K Vintners and Substance wines need very little introduction, as they are some of our most popular year in and out. The new releases just arrived and they’re highly praised and highly allocated, as usual. Fortunately, you can shop the complete selection on our web store now.
If you’re unfamiliar with the winery, … Read the rest
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2015
The time of year is finally upon us when Wine Spectator bestows a wine with their Wine of the Year honor, ranking it at the top of their annual Top 100 Wines of the Year list. We have a small allocation arriving November 20th, available for sale now. Grab it while you can.
In Stock Now:
#1 Wine Of The Year – Wine Spectator Top 100 In 2018
James Suckling 98 points “Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit.… Read the rest
The wines of K Vintners need very little introduction, as the wines Charles Smith makes under this label are some of our most popular year in and out. The new releases arrive next month and they’re highly praised and highly allocated, as usual. Three wines in particular stand out for their combination of scores and price and we expect the Beautiful, Hidden, and Cattle King bottlings to go the fastest, so if those wines look appealing to you, jump on them post haste. It’s likely we’ll sell out of several other bottlings before they arrive, but those will go the fastest.
Shop the New K Vintners Release Here!
If you’re unfamiliar with the winery, know that Charles Smith fashions himself a bit of a rock star and he ought to—he used to manage them. … Read the rest
New Cayuse Arrivals – February 18th, 2018
Walla Walla’s Finest
(well, from the Oregon side at least…!)
Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Syrah, Walla Walla Valley 2014 750ML ($349.95) $299 special
Wine Advocate 100 points “Always one of the most unique in the lineup, the 2014 Syrah Bionic Frog is phenomenal stuff any way you look at it. Cold fireplace, charred meat, tapenade, shiitake and loads of dark, earthy fruit all emerge from this full-bodied, tight, backward and beautifully concentrated Syrah that readers just need to taste. Incredibly long, elegant, building and heavenly juicy, don’t miss a chance to get some of this! It needs 3-5 years of cellaring and is going to blow you away over the following two decades.”… Read the rest