24 Jan Best of the U.S. Tasting
Saturday, January 26
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We’re pulling corks on a great selection of wines from all over the U.S.A. this Saturday! California, Washington and Oregon are all on deck to show off their style. Come on by and sample some tasty juice and learn why each region offers unique takes on classic grapes!
2016 Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Cuvee A Amrita,’ Willamette Valley AVA
On Sale $10.99
The 2016 Amrita “Cuvee A” is an effervescent blend of five aromatic varieties with a dollop of Chardonnay. Melon and fruit cocktail aromas are enticing leading to a spicy, savory, dry, complex wine with peachy Viognier notes emerging on the palate. This attractive effort is a winner!
2016 Sheridan Vineyard Chardonnay “Crossfork Creek,” Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $13.99
Deep golden color with knockout aromas of fresh peach and yellow apples complicated by hints of tart mangoes, honey, and barrel spices. The nose is very expressive and complex. The mouth is deceptively dry with hints of minerals on the palate. It is rich and silky, without being overly so, and finishes with ripe citrus fruits, pear, and minerals. This is excellent Chardonnay!
2015 Gran Moraine Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton AVA
On Sale $35.99
Medium ruby-purple colored, 2015 Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton delivers a lot of red berry/raspberry expression with underlying menthol, dried herbs and tree bark notes. Medium-bodied, the palate offers a great concentration of juicy red fruit flavors with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Trinite Estate “Acaibo” Proprietary Red Wine, Chalk Hill AVA
On Sale $59.99
Lots of blackcurrant, violet, and perfumed on the nose. Full to medium body, polished, ripe tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Extremely fine tannins. Needs two or three years to soften. A blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Some cabernet franc.
93 points, James Suckling
2016 Routestock Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley AVA
On Sale $19.99
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon’s nose is loaded with ripe black fruits, cedar, bay leaf, cocoa and plum. The mouth is soft and juicy, with a deep ruby color, loads of cassis and black cherry, soft, yet structured tannin, excellent concentration and good purity. This is a sleeper Cabernet that punches well above its weight. It’s rare for to find solid wines that are still a great value from Napa.
2016 Round Pond Estate “Kith & Kin” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley AVA
On Sale $29.99
While this family owned estate is more well known for their triple digit, luxury Cabernet, we were immediately intrigued with this overdelivering wine from top notch Napa fruit. Striking aromatics of vanilla, ripe black cherry, and cassis, layered with earthier notes of cedar and violet. This wine has big tannin and explosive flavors of blackberry, leather and loads of complexity from the aging in French oak. A long, elegant and balanced finish with an exciting streak of dried savory spices.