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Wine Tastings

Wine tastings are hosted in the store weekly on Saturdays from 1-5 PM

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February 16th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Iris Vinyards Pinot Noir

    (sale price $18.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Named for the wild Douglas Iris that bloom here in the spring, Iris Vineyards is a south facing, bowl-shaped valley is surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Oregon Coast Mountain Range. Owners Richard Boyles and Pamela Frye began planting their vineyard in 1996 and their first vintage was in 2001. Currently their wines are crafted under the watchful eye of winemaker Aaron Lieberman who joined them in 2008. What first strikes you with the Iris Vineyards Pinot Noir is the bright ruby color as it hits the light as it leaves the bottle. The aromas of raspberry, plum and blackberry are released as you pour it into your glass. In the mouth you are treated to a deep, rich flavor and a long palate which is what makes this wine so versatile with a variety of foods.

February 9th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Drew Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir

    (sale price $29.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This rather extreme coastal site in Northern California resides just north of the Sonoma Coast border and immediately south west of the Anderson Valley. Grapes grown at this elevation produce low yields and intense concentration that are overall refreshing. Smaller berries and thick skins on the fruit produce flavors with deep tones and mouthwatering aftertastes. This richly colored wine has an intense nose of black cherries, heirloom plum all along a forest floor base. In the mouth the flavors of pomegranate and hint of persimmon are balanced out by a long, mineral finish.

February 2nd 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $79.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This latest offering from Caymus Vineyards is a welcome sight whether you are a wine collector or simply a lover of full-bodied California Cabernets. Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon follows in the footsteps of its predecessors with its lush, rich flavors of dark Napa fruit all centered around a full-bodied core. Caymus Cabernet is lush, full and intense that can easily be enjoyed now as well as over the next 15 years. This wine is tailor made for a big styled steak such as a simply seasoned well marbled Rib- Eye grilled to perfection.

  • 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $49.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    That tempting steak that keeps calling your name every time you pass by the butcher shop finally has a wine with which it can pair beautifully: the Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s esteemed Alexander Valley. Every vintage of Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon always strives to achieve the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and lingering finish and this vintage is no exception. Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries surround the core of this wine while the nose released lovely floral notes. The rich and seductive palace enjoys concentrated flavors interwoven with the fine tannins imparted by the new French oak barrels. As the sun goes down and the cool evening breeze of late summer rise, grill that select Ribeye to perfection and decant a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon.

January 26th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Bourgogne Pinot Noir

    (sale price $21.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Terres Dorées Bourgogne by Jean-Paul Brun is an incredible Pinot Noir from one of France's best winemakers. Brun makes his wines in a natural fashion, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and with no additives applied in the winery. This delicious red wine is vibrant and fruit- driven, but earthy, subtle, and complex and is perfect in both style and price for casual entertaining.

  • 2017 Jean-Paul Brun Chardonnay

    (sale price $16.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Acclaimed winemaker Jean-Paul Brun favors us once more with this delicious Chardonnay from Beaujolais. If you are unfamiliar with the wines of Jean Paul Brun then it is time to aquaint yourself. Here is a man who knows how to work the land. Working in a natural fashion, Jean Paul Brun uses only natural yeast, no pesticides, and no added sulfites. Creamy and flavorful, the Jean-Paul Brun Chardonnay perfectly balances lively tropical and citrus fruit notes with smooth vanilla, leading to a long, elegant finish.

January 19th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 The Arsonist

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Petit Verdot (53%) is the backbone of The Arsonist Red Blend, with the balance being 28% Malbec and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Arsonist Red Blend is a dark ruby in the glass. Aromas of violets, blackberry and caramel intermingle with toasty oak and vanilla on the nose. Sweet wild berry fruit flavors on the entry, dry as the wine progresses across the palate.

January 12th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Rosso di Montalcino

    (sale price $24.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Organically grown, this red wine made from 100% Sangiovese immediately reminds you of the Tuscan hillsides of this Montalcino Estate where these vines call home. The ruby red color and aromas of red berry are the characteristics that first greet you with this wine. In the mouth the soft round tannins is what creates the backbone of flavor and it’s warm, approachable style that sets it apart from others. Classic pasta dishes such as Bucatini with Pancetta or Garganelli with Pork Ragu would be perfect pairings for this wine.

January 5th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Jean-Paul Brun Côte de Brouilly

    (sale price $21.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Within the boundaries of France no winemaker is better regarded than Jean-Paul Brun. At his Domaine des Terres Dorées, he produces this top-quality red wine made in a natural fashion. By forgoing the use of machinery and pesticides in the vineyard, and fermenting using only the grape's natural yeast with no added sugar or sulfites, Brun can offer a pure, honest bottling that is delicious and versatile. His Côte de Brouilly is light-bodied, with elegant fruit and an earthy minerality.

December 22nd 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru

    (sale price $131.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The nose of pear, fennel with perfect minerality Chablis is know for is what first greets you with this Grand Cru. There is excellent density and power to the medium weight plus flavors that still manage to come across as quite refined thanks to hugely long, balanced and sappy finish.

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanée

    (sale price $89.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Joseph Drouhin's astonishing Vosne-Romanée is a delightful red Burgundy. With its inviting aromas of wild cherry and spice, and round, elegant flavors, this is a wine worth celebrating.

  • 2017 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

    (sale price $22.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    William Fevre's Champs Royaux Chablis is impressively precise, delivering a nose of minerals and green apples, and flinty flavors of wet stone in the mid-palate and a beautifully clean finish. A perfect selection for shellfish menus, especially those with a briny quality - but would also work well with many roast chicken recipes that are seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme or tarragon.

  • 2016 William Fevre Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru

    (sale price $59.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Premier Cru Vallions has a vivid essence full of fruits and flowers. This is a creamy and extended wine as it goes through the pallet. Great for fish, shrimp and other seafood, particularly in a cream sauce.

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny

    (sale price $75.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    With vines as old as 20 years, the Chambolle Musigny from Joseph Drouhin might be younger than other offerings of theirs, but this wine is not to be underestimated. The nose is complex, evoking black cherry, damp earth, and violet along with game and truffle. The palate has a good balance of texture and acidity...lace and silk come to mind. Refined tannins coat the palate as the finish is long and full of cherry and candied fruit.

December 15th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée

    (sale price $59.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    With 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, and 15% Meunier, this Bollinger Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines. The result is readily apparent: the Bollinger Special Cuvée has "a beautiful aromatic complexity & ripe fruit and spicy aromas & hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches...a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity & bubbles like velvet& pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.

  • Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne

    (price $48.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    Pol Roger is a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir – which accounts for the wine’s body and depth, Pinot Meunier – which add the freshness and vigorous fruit to the favor, and Chardonnay – which give the champagne its elegance and finesse. The Pol Roger Reserve is a beautifully gold straw yellow hue, fine bubbles, a bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, ripe and thirst-quenching on the palate, with a superb taste of brioche.

  • 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal

    (sale price $275.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II, this rare champagne is the jewel in the Louis Roederer crown. This vintage of Cristal is perhaps the finest ever crafted - even more so then the legendary 2002. Produced from Roederer's own vineyards which are mainly biodynamic, the wine has its own intense purity and crispness. Not only does this champagne have an amazing potential but it will likely age for many years.

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