Friday, January 11
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Gaston Guibert of Handcrafted Wines will be pouring selections from France, Spain, Washington and Oregon.
Pierre Henri Gadais Saint Fiacre Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2016 $11.99
Named after Pierre-Henri Gadais whose family also owns Domaine Gadais, this is a bright, lively wine, rich with layers of ripe fruit, minerality and tight acidity. It is intense, with great fruitiness and a cool edge of final acidity. Drink from 2019. 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
Charles Smith Vino Columbia Valley Pinot Grigio 2017 $9.99
There’s Pinot Grigio and then there’s depth. This wine has it inspades from the aroma to the palate. Lilac, tangerine, alpinestrawberry, golden straw, and Italian melon. With density to spare. Minerally, long and lingering. An Italian tour de force. Wine.com
Merriman Estate Cummins Road Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2015 $16.99
The Cummins Road is made up of grapes from the new south facing block #13. This block is planted entirely to the Pinot Noir clone Wädenswil, which traces its origin to Switzerland. The extra degrees of heat from the southern exposure ensure a nice, even ripeness, giving the wine its full character. Restrained use of French oak during the wine making process rounds out the palate and gives it a creamy mouthfeel. We are proud to produce this value-oriented wine completely from Merriman Vineyard fruit and to let it serve as an introduction to the vineyard. 1400 cases produced
Hecula Monastrell 2015 $12.99
The 2015 Hecula shows an intense and shiny cherry red color. On the nose, it blooms pleasant ripe red fruit aromas, sweet spices. It has very elegant and integrated wooden notes that do not cover its intense fruitiness. It is well-balanced, fresh, with elegant soft tannins and a good acidity. Long and very well structured. 90 pts. Decanter
Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015 $14.99
Washington State's Cabernet Sauvignon is distinctive for its deep red fruit qualities, defined tannin structure and developed balance. At Revelry they source their Cabernet fruit from vineyards around the valley, targeting warm growing sites. It is in these areas (Red Mountain, The Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla Valley) that the 'King of Grapes' ripens most intensely. Stainless Steel Fermented, 16 months in Barrel, 90% French Oak Bbls, 0% New Oak Bbls, Red Fruit, Dark Chocolate, Balanced Acidity, Silky Smooth. -Madwine
Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2015 $18.99
A special cuvée for importer Eric Solomon, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Reserve is a beauty that’s from a blend of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Carignan, and 5% each of Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. Kirsch liqueur, black cherries, ground herbs, and garrigue notes all emerge from this this ripe, sexy, opulent Côtes du Rhône. Balanced and layered on the palate, with some serious oomph, it’s a smoking value! 92 pts. -Jeb Dunnuck, Wine.com