Washington Wine Sale

03 Nov Washington Wine Sale

The 2012 vintage for Washington Cabernet and Syrah is the highest rated in the state’s history by The Wine Advocate, and the 2013 is right behind it. We have some of the best in stock and on sale!

2012 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
On Sale $189.99
Black cherry liqueur and cassis-like fruit, Asian spice, coffee bean and lead pencil shavings to go with a full-bodied, ripe, seamless and hedonistic style on the palate. One of the more approachable, opulent examples of this cuvee, it has no hard edges, plenty of tannin and a massive, heady finish.
98 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sleight of Hand Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon “The Illusionist,” Columbia Valley
On Sale $49.99
The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 The Illusionist (incorporates 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot) gives up classic Cabernet character with its green herbs, tobacco leaf and hints of meatiness being balanced out nicely by core of creme de cassis and black raspberry styled fruits. Showing more floral and violet qualities with time in the glass, this medium to full-bodied, supple, elegant, yet nicely concentrated Cabernet blend can be consumed anytime over the coming 10 to 12 years.
92-94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sleight of Hand Cellars “The Archimage,” Columbia Valley
On Sale $49.99
Made from 49% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon, that was aged in 39% new French oak, the 2012 Archimage is a medium to full-bodied, forward, supple and already complex effort that gives up plenty of black plum, raspberry, flowers and pepper to go with an overall beautifully pure, elegant style. Another wine that will be ready to go on release, it will cruise for upward of a decade in the cellar.
92-94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Betz Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon “Pere Famille” Columbia Valley
On Sale $72.99
Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated, the 2012 Pere de Famille incorporates 6% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Sporting the standard Bob Betz preferred inky-purple color, this knockout effort has masculine, earthy notes of black currants, smoke, graphite, crushed rock and dusty soil to go with a full-bodied, powerful and focused feel on the palate… enjoy over the following decade or two.
94-96 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sheridan Cabernet Sauvignon “Block 1,” Yakima Valley
On Sale $105.99
The most muscular and masculine in the lineup, the 2012 Block 1 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 28 months in new French oak. It’s a serious, structured and backward effort that has lots of spicy oak, coffee bean, graphite and licorice-laced blackcurrants on the nose. These flow to a full-bodied, dense, concentrated.
95 Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 REDS

2013 Betz Family Winery Syrah “La Cote Rousse,” Red Mountain
On Sale $54.99
Much more mineral driven than the La Serenne release, the 2013 Syrah la Cote Rousse comes all from Red Mountain and is always 100% Syrah. Like the other Syrahs here, it saw 11 months in barrel and won’t be released until the fall of 2015. Exhibiting lots of blackberry, black raspberry, graphite, smoke and crushed rock, it’s beautifully concentrated, has top-notch purity of fruit and a great finish. I love its mid-palate density, and while it has a lot of tannins, they’re nicely integrated into the body of the wine.
95+ Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Betz Family Winery Syrah “La Sarenne,” Yakima Valley
On Sale $54.99
The estate’s Yakima Valley Syrah, the 2013 Syrah La Serenne spent 11 months in barrel before being bottled last November. Schedule to be released this fall, it has intense, yet fresh and lively notes of violets, spring flowers, cracked pepper, iron and sweet black and blue fruits. Full-bodied, pretty, lively and nicely focused.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Betz Family Winery Grenache “Besoleil,” Columbia Valley
On Sale $46.99
Bottled last November, the 2013 Grenache Besoleil has slightly more Syrah, with the final blend being 49% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 16% Cinsault, 9% Mourvedre and the rest Counoise. Aged 11 months in a combination of different sized barrels, 25% being new, it’s a elegant, medium to full-bodied, Provencal-styled effort that has lots of sweet red and black fruits, garrigue and hints of cured meats.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

WHITES

“Sixto’s Chardonnays are easily the most exciting examples coming out of Washington State.”
The Wine Advocate

2012 Sixto Chardonnay, Frenchman Hills, Columbia Valley
On Sale $51.99 (Lowest price online!)
Of the three Sixto Chardonnay releases, the 2012 Chardonnay Frenchman Hills Vineyard comes from the highest elevation site and cool, north-facing slopes and broken basalt soils. Seeing a scant 17% new French oak, it has lively, crisp notes of green citrus, toasted bread and buttered apple to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced, fresh, yet also rich style on the palate. One of the top Chardonnays coming out of Washington, it should drink nicely for at least 2-3 years.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sixto Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills
On Sale $51.99
The 2012 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard comes from a site in the Rattlesnake Hills region. Aged in 27% new French oak (the highest of the four Chardonnays), it’s a medium-bodied, elegant, seamless white that has classic notes of ripe apple, lemon curd and toasted spice. Fresh and lively, yet also layered, rich and with excellent mid-palate depth, it’s my favorite of the 2012s and one of the top examples of the variety coming out of Washington State. Hats off to the team here and all four of these latest releases are drop-dead gorgeous.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sixto Chardonnay “Uncovered,” Columbia Valley
On Sale $34.99
A blend from Frenchman Hills, Moxee and Roza Hills Vineyards, the 2012 Chardonnay Uncovered (this was reviewed last year as the straight Chardonnay) was brought up all in neutral French oak and spent 15 months on lees prior to bottling. It’s a gorgeous Chardonnay that offers lots of apple, white flowers and toasty notes to go with a ripe, rounded, sexy style on the palate. One of the more layered and ripe efforts here, it still stays fresh and lively, with plenty of zip and cut on the finish.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sixto Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills
On Sale $51.99
The 2012 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard comes from a site in the Rattlesnake Hills region. Aged in 27% new French oak (the highest of the four Chardonnays), it’s a medium-bodied, elegant, seamless white that has classic notes of ripe apple, lemon curd and toasted spice. Fresh and lively, yet also layered, rich and with excellent mid-palate depth, it’s my favorite of the 2012s and one of the top examples of the variety coming out of Washington State. Hats off to the team here and all four of these latest releases are drop-dead gorgeous.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sixto Chardonnay “Uncovered,” Columbia Valley
On Sale $34.99
A blend from Frenchman Hills, Moxee and Roza Hills Vineyards, the 2012 Chardonnay Uncovered (this was reviewed last year as the straight Chardonnay) was brought up all in neutral French oak and spent 15 months on lees prior to bottling. It’s a gorgeous Chardonnay that offers lots of apple, white flowers and toasty notes to go with a ripe, rounded, sexy style on the palate. One of the more layered and ripe efforts here, it still stays fresh and lively, with plenty of zip and cut on the finish.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

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