The Pacific Northwest is truly the up and coming region of the United States. The area has long steady growing seasons and cool temperatures that develop wines with balance, restrain and lots of acidity to make them very food friendly. Oregon is using their cool climate for very Burgundian style wines… Meaning lots of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region does very well with high acid white wines as well like Pinot Gris. Washington on the other hand has found a niche with well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon and rich, velvety Syrah.
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2017 Joel Gott Pinot Gris – Willamette, OR; $15.99
Founded over twenty years ago by husband and wife Joel and Sarah Gott in the heart of Amador. They had plans to produce single vineyard Zinfandels from throughout California. After their successful start they expanded into Cabernet Sauvignon which has exploded to be their most popular wine. In 2005 Joel became part of the Three Thieves partnership which opened him up to great opportunities to source fruit from Oregon and Washington.
100% Pinot Gris from the Willamette Valley; produced in all stainless steel. Dry, crisp and very refreshing. Aromas of citrus, fresh peaches and melon. The acidity shines on the palate with lime up front and those ripe peach flavors through the finish. - $1.25 Sample
2016 Acrobat Pinot Noir – Oregon; $18.99
Just last year Foley Family (Sebastiani, EOS, Kuleto…) purchased Acrobat to expand into Oregon. Acrobat focuses on blending exceptional estates from throughout Western Oregon. The Pinot Noir is elegant, and a bit more traditional in style. After 6 months of aging in French oak the wine is soft, showing some very nice spice. Bright cherry and strawberry up front with some complex spice notes of clove, cinnamon and coffee. - $1.25 Sample
2016 Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Red Blend – Columbia Valley, WA; $12.99
An amazing partnership between Charles Smith and Charles Bieler. Charles Smith now the owner and winemaker of K Vintners is most well known for his original wines including Kung-Fu Girl Riesling and the Velvet Devil bring a unique vision and contemporary approach from his home in Walla Walla. Charles Bieler on the other hand is responsible for bringing elegance and tradition to the states from his Bieler Pere et Fils project out of Southern France… Including our consistently best selling Rose.
This blend is produced from whole cluster fermented Syrah and whole berry Cabernet. Both are completely natural fermentations occurring from the native yeasts coming from the vineyards. They go through a long slow fermentation resulting in a very rich velvety style. Earty, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and sweet barrel notes. - $1.25 Sample
2015 Spoken Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley, WA; $17.99
Spoken Barrel is a brand new producer from Columbia Valley. They are focusing on “...the best grapes that Washing State has to offer.” The labels are covered with “#42” referring to Washington as the 42nd state. Aged in a unique blend of stainless steel and oak barrels sourced from all over the world. The final wine is a blend of all of these to create a nice balance of oak and freshness. A very lush wine with flavors of blackberry and cherry with hints of cassis leading to a toasty sweet vanilla finish. - $1.25 Sample