Category Archives: Wineries and Wines

K Vintners and Substance Wines – Fall 2019

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

The Wine Spectator Wine of the Year

SOLD OUT!

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:

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Tuscany 2015 750ML ($299.95)
Buy Now: $249

#1 Wine Of The Year – Wine Spectator Top 100 In 2018

sassicaia bottleJames 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

New K Vintners Releases Arriving This Fall!

charles smith cellarThe 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

Cayuse-Mania – New Cayuse Arrivals!

New Cayuse Arrivals – February 18th, 2018

Walla Walla’s Finest

(well, from the Oregon side at least…!)

Click here to shop all new arrivals from Cayuse!

cayuse bionic frog fadeCayuse 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.”

Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Syrah, Walla Walla Valley 2013 750ML ($299.95) $259 special
Wine Advocate 97-99 points “I think the best of the Syrahs is the 2013 Syrah Bionic Frog, and while I’ve liked other single vineyards more than this cuvee in the past, it seems a solid step up in both 2012 and 2013.… Read the rest

Heymann-Loewenstein Wines

February 2018

Heymann-Loewenstein
A winery defined by their remarkable vineyards

Heymann-Löwenstein is the signature producer of Germany’s Terrassenmosel region. The Terrassenmosel is part of the lower Mosel river valley where the steepness of the slopes heymann loewenstein winesrequires terraces just to be able to grow grapes. It’s a daunting place to work—everything is so steep that no mechanized work is possible and so every single vine must be tended by hand.

Reinhard Löwenstein fits in with this region, then, as an absolute perfectionist who will do any and everything possible to make sure that his wines are as profound as possible. His yields and selection in the vineyards are made solely with quality in mind and he holds his wines back longer before release than most German producers—cash flow be damned.… Read the rest