West Coast Tasting Sat. 6/9

07 Jun West Coast Tasting Sat. 6/9

Best of the West (Coast) Tasting!

Saturday, June 9
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

We are going to be pulling corks on some great wines from the west (i.e. Washington, Oregon and California)! This is a great lineup, from nice everyday drinkers to some more special occasion-worthy wines. Come by and sample with us!

2014 Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
On Sale $31.99
The 2014 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains is a gorgeous entry-level offering from Fogarty. Orange jam, honeysuckle, mint and sweet spices flesh out in a succulent, expressive Chardonnay to drink now and over the next few years. The 2014 is pliant, open and absolutely delicious today. The 2014 is mostly Langley Hill and Damiana.
92 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

2017 Portlandia Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA
On Sale $13.99
56% pinot gris, 25% pinot noir, 19% grenache from the Shepherd’s Valley Vineyard, this rosé is tight and focused with lovely citrus blossom and rose petal scents. Flavors flow, adding strawberry, watermelon and minerally acids to the mix that persist through a long, fresh finish.
90 points, The Wine Enthusiast

2013 Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
On Sale $34.99
Though not one of the producer’s single-vineyard bottlings, this estate blend manages to stun the nose and palate nonetheless. Tart mulberry, Kalamata olive, hibiscus, rose hips, red plum and sandalwood aromas wrestle attention immediately, then the sip delivers bergamot, cedar ash, exotic cranberry and rosemary depth. It delivers an excellent combination of wood, fruit and herb.
94 points, The Wine Enthusiast (editor’s choice)

2015 Portlandia Pinot Noir, Willamette and Rogue Valley AVA’s
On Sale $16.99
Though unabashedly earthy, this is packed with red plum, cherry, citrus rind and cut tobacco components. Such complexity is rare in a budget-priced Oregon Pinot. It glides gracefully into a mineral-drenched finish.
90 points, The Wine Enthusiast

2013 Owen Roe Yakima Valley Red Blend, Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $28.99
A blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Franc (33%) and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers aromas of cocoa, spice, flowers, herb and red and black fruit. The flavors show concentration and depth, along with a lovely sense of texture that keeps the interest high. The tannins give a light squeeze.
91 points, The Wine Enthusiast

2015 Owen Roe “Rosa Mystica” Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $28.99
This wine’s soil, black cherry, herb and spice aromas are followed by elegantly styled fruit flavors that show pretty balance. Despite the warmth of the vintage, this one is all about elegance.
90 points, The Wine Enthusiast