LaPlaya Red Blend 2016$19.00
This beautiful red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere will grace your dinner table with ease! The La Playa Red Blend 2016 is a rich maroon color. On the nose, ripe strawberry with hints of black pepper. It has great balance between structure and flavor with a light approachable palate. Enjoy with lamb chops studded with garlic and grilled
The interplay of provenance, artistry, freedom, and creativity is what inspires Locations. Much like generations of craftsmen before them, they were intent to capture the nobility of Spain through its geographic diversity. Locations E (Espana) incorporates fruit with Mediterranean and Continental influences sourced from five regions in particular: Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero. Old vines, low yields, and a palate attuned to excellence, work in harmony and enable us to reach our goal of producing a great wine, from the best locations in the world. “Aromas of sweet strawberries with citrus and oral undertones, as well as blueberries and hot stones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a avorful, lightly austere nish. This shows tone and texture. A blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Carinena.” 92pts James Suckling.
Seeking a true representation and sense of place is what inspires the folks at Locations. This release of Locations F they incorporated some of the best regions in France, drawing upon their network of growers from Rhone, Roussillon, and Bordeaux. The Locations F is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals. “Lots of dried-berry and stone character to this blend. Plenty of berries and spices at the finish. A delicious, succulent wine with savory sensibility.” 92pts James Suckling.
With over 2000 indigenous grape varieties to select and compose a blend, an exhaustive search was undertaken to pay homage to this historic region. Maintaining the integrity of the land was paramount while simultaneously considering the result of a dynamic and innovative wine. Powerful and rich fruit from Puglia (Torricella and Manduria) serves as the base with a lively vein of acidity from Barbera (Alba) that stabilizes things in just the right way. The Locations I (Italy) is a blend of Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia combined with Barbera from Piemonte in the North. “The black-olive, blueberry and blackberry character, combined with stone and orange peel is very attractive. Full to medium body. Solid core of fruit and a flavorful, zesty finish” 92 Points James Suckling.
My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019$68.00
A homage to Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery became an obsession. Sourced from exceptional vineyard sites around Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and south to Edna Valley, this wine is cultivated meticulously by the farmers who have become My Favorite Neighbors. With their dedication to the land, a world class wine was crafted without any shortcuts or compromises. Welcome to our Neighborhood. 2019’s abundant winter rain and a long, moderate growing season allowed for extended hang times and exceptional fruit quality.
The 2019 My Favorite Neighbor features a complex nose of red cherry, current and raspberry along with wild herbs, violets, and just a hint of toasted marshmallow. On the palate, generous flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, and fig compote is joined by notes of medium roast coffee and creme brulee. The extremely long and mineral finish is characterized by a hefty structure and luxurious, silky tannins.
Orin Swift Machete Red 2019$59.00
Opening aromatics on the 2019 Machete are gorgeous immediately: ripe pluot, carne asada, new cowboy boots, lilacs, espresso bean and wet concrete. On the palate, layers upon layers reveal themselves, from a plum galette topped with fior di latte gelato to 85% cacao dark chocolate to barbequed tri-tip and sweet oak. Puckering tannins to finish, the wine closes on a high note with a touch of blood orange zest and lingering acidity. Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache
Owen Roe Abbot’s Table 2019$29.00
The Owen Roe Abbot’s Table 2019 honors the most fundamental form of hospitality through the ages -the meal. The Abbot’s Table traditionally provides an opportunity for fellowship with guests over food and wine. This wine, with its unique varietal diversity, is rich in red fruit notes, with balanced flavors and acidity, exuding charm and texture. It pairs beautifully with many flavors and feasts. The grapes for this wine come from their estate vineyards as well as vineyards farmed by other dedicated families in beautiful eastern Washington State. Reminiscent of the bold Abbot’s Table blends of past vintages, this 2017 bottling is rich and structured. A beautiful garnet red hue is luscious with bursting aromas of black currants, blueberry and cherry. A layer of white pepper spice and tobacco are interlaced with gripping acidity, roasted red pepper and earth notes. This bright red blend is youthful and shows great cellaring potential! The 2019 Abbot’s is beautifully structured with bright acidity and fine mouth-coating tannins. Enjoy this wonderful blend with barbecued pork. 38% Sangiovese, 35% Zinfandel, 18% Blaufrankisch, 9% Malbec
Owen Roe Corvidae 2019$17.00
Corvidae is the Latin name for the family of birds that includes the Crow, Raven, Jay and Magpie. These “dark” birds are everywhere in the vineyards of Eastern Washington. Their reputation as crafty, adaptable, and somewhat dubious characters is a fitting icon for the suspiciously terrific value wines from this region. The geology and climate here yields rich, complex fruit, with luscious fragrance and bright acidity. Sourced from several vineyards throughout the Yakima Valley and the Horse Heaven Hills, the Owen Roe Corvidae 2019 is very dark in color, exhibiting notes of black currants and blackberry with a hint of vanilla. The palate has a great texture with balanced acidity and raspberry fruits. The finish is powerful yet soft with dark chocolate tannins and black cherry flavors that linger. Pair this crowd pleasing wine with barbecued babyback ribs, a hearty lamb stew or your favorite burger.
Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2019$29.00
Long ago, during the 17th century, the O’Neills and O’Reillys were two revolutionary Irish families. They formed a rowing competition to reserve rights to some highly regarded land. The two rowing teams agreed that the first to touch the land, after rowing across the lake, would become ruler of the land. O’Neill’s boat was falling behind so a member of the crew grabbed his own sword, cut off his hand and threw it ashore, winning the title to rule the land. This land still remains in the family. This generous fusion in the Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2019 of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault is easily approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah delivers darker fruits and savoury characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. The partially carbonic macerated Cinsault brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend. Try pairing with a smoked salmon dish with cranberry sauce and grilled portabello.
Rabble Red Blend 2020$25.00
The Rabble Red Blend 2020 comes from the Mossfire Ranch Vineyard in Paso Robles. Aged in French oak, it is made up of 90% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Brooding purple with dark rimmed color. The nose blooms first with red cherry, ripe plum to dark raspberry with hints of anise seed and ending dusty suede. The palate is explosive, lush ripe fruits give way to supple tannin, layers of dark and bright berries with balanced acidity and firm yet restrained structure. The strong finish lingers of black tea and plum. The Rabble labels are renditions of historical wood block prints from the Nuremberg Chronicle (late 1400’s), textured and tactile, depicting nature’s wrath. Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. This label illustrates the Apocalyptic Comet falling upon Florence with the Unicorn and Phoenix.
Rock and Clay Malbec 2016, Tzabaco Ranch Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley$45.00
Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards is located in Dry Creek Valley and has been continuously farmed by family members since 1856.The owners of Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards, Brian and Janice Schmidt, have produced many award wining wines under their Estate 1856 label. Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard Malbec 2016 is grown in terrace soils of Manzanita loam, which provide a well-drained, nutrient rich soil that impart concentrated flavors and full mouthfeel to the wine. Deep ruby-purple in color, aromas of black cherries, dark spices, graphite and dried herbs. Lush, full mouthfeel with fine grained tannins and a ripe, lingering finish. Buy now for $45.00
Stolpman La Cuadrilla 2021$27.00
When Tom Stolpman purchased the land that is now Stolpman Vineyards, he declared that if his dream of owning a vineyard was to come true, it would not be on the backs of people being taken advantage of. He asked vineyard manager Ruben Solorzano to employ our vineyard workers year-round, so the team members could have a steady job, a career, and raise their families with security. A man of action, Ruben started a training program in which he gave one Cuadra – a small vineyard block – to his team so they would take responsibility for their land. Each crew member became the farmer rather than just the worker. The profits are returned to the crew members in the form of a year-end bonus. The 2021 label honors the founder of Cuadrilla, Ruben Solorzano. Creative Director Kari Crist honors Maria Solorzano and her female crew with the 2021 label titled “Adelita”. The women reinvigorate old vines by training wild shoots into new cordons, train young vines, and remove extra tiny clusters just after bud-break. 2021 Stolpman La Cuadrilla opens with a whole new world of red fruit from crunchy, tangy cranberry through to pure driving ripeness. A cut of lemon from the balancing acidity combines with mint leaves, chocolate, and peppercorns. Tannin lies just under the lingering red fruit finish, creating a tautness to the firm young wine. Already exceedingly pleasurable upon release, the wine evolves from a bright young profile to a richer, hedonistic full body with a few swirls in the glass.