Friday, October 19
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Gaston Guibert of Handcrafted Wine will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington and France.
Camille Paquet Macon Solutre 2015 $17.99
The nose is expressive and aromatic with notes of acacia flowers, blossom and sweet fruit. On the palate the wine is generous, round and fruity with notes of spice, a touch of anise and then lovely, honeyed concentration. This is a very pretty Chardonnay with lots of personality where freshness and richness meet and blend superbly together. There is a bright future ahead for this domain. - Theinpont wine
Bieler Daisy Washington Pinot Grigio 2017 $11.99
This wine was cofermented with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Muscat. The aromas are compelling, with notes of freshly cut apple, petroleum jelly, honeysuckle, peach and pear. There's a beautiful sense of lightness, texture and freshness to the fruit flavors that linger on the finish. The balance is exquisite.-Wine Enthusiast
Averaen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016 $19.99
A charming Pinot Noir with excellent fruit and a refined palate, the 2016 Averæn Pinot Noir offers expressive raspberries in its aroma and on the palate. Its crisp finish invites a pairing with pan-fried, wild salmon. -91 pts. Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
Guild Red Columbia Valley 2015 14.99
Our Red Wine is always a Syrah-based blend with a variety of other Rhones grapes. It offers a deep red color and flavors of wild berries, pepper and earth.
Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2015 $14.99
This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found. It's a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-4 years. 94 pts Wine Advocate.
Domaine de Nerleux Clos des Chatain Cabernet Franc 2015 $19.99
Knobby old-vines of Châtains, born in 1933 (with 50% replanting in the 1990s), this wine remains one of the best values for pure-joy Cabernet Franc. The fruit, untouched by synthetic chemicals, is fermented in cement, then moves to steel where it rests for about a year. Bottled unfiltered (slightly fined), this is encyclopedic Loire-style Cabernet Franc: pinched blackberries and black cherries greeted by a firm handshake of tannin, graphite and smoke.