La Chanterelle NEW Release & Mark Ryan Tasting with Mark
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Wine of the Week

La Chanterelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Made in Bellingham

$34.99 or $31.49 for Wine Club Members
or by the case.

  Local favorites Donatas and Lotte Freeman over on "G" Street continue to impress us with this latest new release.  The timing couldn't be more perfect for this full-blown ripe style Cabernet Sauvignon.  It's sure to make good table talk that an amazing wine like this can come from a basement project not 5 minutes away from our front door and often delivered by Donatas on bike.  Urban power to the people!

It's not too early to be thinking about holiday gatherings or that hand chosen gift bottle. We are already shipping boxes out of state for people that still want to contribute to the family meal though they won't be pulling a chair up to the table this year. This Cab has all the elements to handle the task. Being a basement project, the quantity is TINY.  A grand total of only two barrels, 48 cases, were produced.  When presenting this wine Donatas was a little concerned about how quickly it might go.  We only get 10 cases.  Don't hesitate on this home grown winner of impressive quality. 

This Cabernet is all sourced from Riverbend Vineyard on the Whaluke Slope. Such a warm vineyard presents a wine that is big and bold. Out of the gate you get a mix of cassis, blackberries, red plums and a touch of mint wrapped in a vale of toasty vanilla oak.  It pushes the boundaries with the oak but the immense fruit carries it well. It has the presence of a Lincoln Continental-big, bold, and extravagant. The palate weight is full-bodied and the tannins have a presence without being too aggressive to enjoy now.  We really love a wine that is perfect to enjoy today or to lay down for 5 years--the best of both worlds.


Mark Ryan Winery Tasting

With owner/winemaker Mark McNeilly

Saturday, November 11th.  2-4 pm. No fee tasting

The Mark Ryan team - Mark McNeilly and Mike Macmorran - make some of the best, burliest, Washington wines.
Mark started making wine in a garage in Bellevue, Washington. Today the winery in the warehouse district of Woodinville is a destination for lovers of rich, robust reds.
Long Haul is a red blend named for the long drive across the Snoqualmie Pass in a rickety Ford truck full of grapes; Dead Horse is another red blend, made entirely from grapes from Ciel du Cheval (Horse Heaven) Vineyard.
McNeilly’s goal is to fashion flavorful, even-handed wines expressive of the region where the grapes originate. Classics Dead Horse and Long Haul are almost universally described as variations of “big” and “ripe,” labels which he agrees with wholeheartedly.
Mark has always been remarkably modest about his wine making. In 2009, Mike Macmorran moved from assistant to full-on winemaker. The collaboration between them has produced the best Mark Ryan wines to date. 
Mark will be in house pouring all his new releases.

The Line-up
2016 Numbskull GSM
2015 The Shift Syrah
2015 The Dissident
2015 Long Haul 
2015 Dead Horse


The Return of a Shop Favorite

Chateau Peuch Haut 2014 Le Prestige

Saint-Drezery Languedoc France

$19.99 or $17.99 for Wine Club Members
or by the case.

One needs to glance only briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover their love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love.

CHATEAU PUECH-HAUT has been on the critic’s radar for some time – which makes sense since the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as their consulting enologist. Visionary owner Gérard Bru spares no expense in his quest for excellence.

"A terrific value, the 2014 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s brought up all in tank. It has tons of Mediterranean character in its sweet dark fruits, lavender, damp earth and peppery herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a full-bodied, sexy, layered 2014 that has plenty of fruit, fine tannin and a hedonistic style that’s just hard to resist. It’s another outstanding vintage for this cuvee that’s well worth a multi-bottle purchase. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years."
"91 Points". The Wine Advocate April 2016 



Gift Our Wine Club

Looking for the
next best gift idea?

How about a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription of wine.  You'll be sure to be a hit with this gift that gives the element of surprise, education and great taste for coming months. 

We start at $87 for a 3 month subscription (6 bottles total) of our World Wine Club.
$147 for Northwest Club
$297 for our Grand Cru Club.

Each club receives 2 bottles each month hand selected by Ted and Diane.  Accompanied by informative notes on each. Along with the wine, each member gets the exclusive 10% discount in the shop (excluding Cellar Select wines) and the opportunity to receive Club Member special offers.

We do ship depending on specific states.  Additional shipping rates do apply.


Upcoming Events

New Arrivals Tasting
EVERY Friday
3-6 pm. No fee tasting 

Mark Ryan Winery, Woodinville
Meet Mark

Saturday, November 11th
2-4 pm. No fee tasting.

Savage Grace Winery, Woodinville
Meet Owner/winemaker

Friday, November 17th
4-6 pm. No fee tasting.

Esprit du Vin Imports Tasting
Holiday Wines

Saturday, November 18th
2-4 pm. No fee tasting

Hanzell Vineyards, Sonoma
Wednesday, November 22nd
2-4 pm. No fee tasting

Tommasi, Veneto Italy

Saturday, November 25th
2-4 pm. No fee tasting

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