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(updated January 2013)
La Petite Fleur Washington State White Table Wine
Intensely aromatic Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling dominate the bouquet and suggest a sweet wine to follow, but the palate is jolted awake by the all-up-in-your business balance of fruit and acidity that leave you feeling as invigorated as a glacially-fed river plunge. This wine pairs beautifully with Thai cuisine, fresh shellfish, and sharp or goat cheeses. Gold Medal: Seattle Wine Awards 2012 $14.99/bottle
2010 Chardonnay Piper Vineyard, Appellation Columbia Valley
Crisp and linear in nature, this wine is a perfect depiction of time and place. These grapes are from a cooler growing region which allows a longer “hang time” (has nothing to do with basketball, this is winemaker speak for more developed flavors). While experiencing extended barrel-aging, this chardonnay remains balanced and clean with flavors of green apple, quince and a touch of vanilla.
2011 off-dry Riesling Appellation Rattlesnake Hills
2011 harvest was one of the best for crisp white wines, and this 100% Riesling is a perfect example. Exhibiting honeycrisp apple aromas and hints of wildflowers, the taste suggests sweet yet retains a nice mineral note that leads to a citrus infused finish. Only 75 cases produced. $16.99/bottle
2010 “Bone Dry” Lemberger Rose’ Kiona Vineyard, Appellation Red Mountain Beautifully balanced with bright berry notes and racy acidity, this ruby-colored gem is guaranteed to surprise one’s palate. Cherry Pie and sweet spices carry onto the palate and mingle beautifully with this wine’s crisp, dry sense of humor. Rose’ is one of the most food friendly wines out there (especially with cheese) so let your imagination run wild! Regular $16.99, on sale at 25% off for $12.74/bottle!
2010 Dynamo Red Washington State Red Table Wine
Incredibly approachable, this gold medal winner exhibits velvety layers of rich fruit, toasty oak, and vanilla notes all wrapped in a floral bouquet. While very plush, don’t be fooled. An undercurrent of smooth tannins and black pepper add enough spice to keep the marriage happy. Pair this wine with a backyard barbeque and good company! 52% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 3% Viognier, 100% delicious! $15.99/bottle
2009 Bolero Appellation Rattlesnake Hills
This Spanish blend of Tempranillo and Grenache exhibits the seductive interplay of these two grapes. American and Hungarian Oak aging adds bold, smoky vanilla and caramelized notes that dance in tune with the dark raspberry core of this wine. Subtle chocolate and earthen tones round out the taste profile beautifully. Silver Medal: 2012 Seattle Wine Awards & NW Food & Wine Festival. $27/bottle
2008 Syrah, Vintner’s Pick Appellation Columbia Valley
Dark, briary, and succulent, this wine offers up rich layers of ripe plum, anise, with a hint of smoky bacon fat. All of this loveliness is enveloped in a robe of sweet vanilla oak. The tannins are just shy of strapping; bold enough to get your attention but still allowing for the fruit to take center stage. Drink this wine from 2012-2016. Food Pairing Suggestions: Syrah-braised lamb shoulder, barbequed foods with a smoky char, paella, or sage-seared pork chops. Gold Medal: Seattle Wine Awards 2012, Best of Show: Northwest Food & Wine Festival 2012! $26/bottle
2009 Sangiovese Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Appellation Rattlesnake Hills
Sangiovese, or the “blood of Jove,” is probably best known for its role in the Italian wines Chianti and Brunello di Maltacino. This wine exhibits the traditional elevated acidity, medium body, and bright red fruit notes. Judicious vertical barrel-aging has added a sweet tar and smoky vanilla finish. While fabulous now, be assured this “super-tuscan” will only get better in the years to come.
Pair this wine with traditional Italian cuisine involving cured meats, cheeses and red-based sauces. $30/bottle
2009 Merlot Block 4, Bacchus Vineyard, Appellation Columbia Valley
This particular block consistently exhibits such a variety of deep and rich flavors. Dusty aromas of bright cherry, briary fruit, tobacco and anise run like a river onto the palate and meld beautifully into the vanilla and toasted oak finish. This wine just flows. Notice how it seems to have so much dark fruit and richness, but retains enough acidity to make one’s mouth water in anticipation of another sip. Silver Medal: 2012 NW Food & Wine Festival, Portland OR. $25/bottle
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Dionysus Vineyard, Appellation Columbia Valley
This particular block was planted over 40 years ago and is one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the state. Bold tannins, wild brambly berries, black gaeta olives, dried herbs, and a touch of licorice fern are just a few of the classic, complex and integrated flavors this wine offers as enticement. Block 11 consistently produces well balanced and attuned wines; I guess that’s what happens when one is over 40 years old! $30/bottle
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2010 Raspberry Bliss Graysmarsh Farms, Dungeness Valley
Using locally grown, fresh raspberries is the secret to why this wine tastes like it's jam packed with fresh fruit. Picked at the height of ripeness, this vintage has more of a sweet-tart tongue twisting flavor that will have you craving another sip. Barrel-aging for about 6 months prior to bottling adds another layer of complexity. We aren’t the only ones who like this wine as it's won several Gold Medals from the Grand Harvest Wine Competition in Sonoma, California! Pair this winewith a plate of artisan cheeses, key lime pie, or chocolate mousse. $22/bottle
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