Boeckenhoutskloof only $8.99!! & Domaine Drouhin Oregon Tasting
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Wine of the Week


2016 The Wolftrap Red 

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

$8.99 or $8.09 for Wine Club Members or by the case.

This is the new release of this highly recognizable wine.  No new kid on the block this week, just an extraordinary, juicy and silky red--downright irresistible and quite possibly a little too easy going.  Nonetheless a great partner for our latest weather pattern.

86% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre, & 1% Viognier 

The nose entices with its abundance of ripe plums, blueberries, slight spiciness and notes of violets. Dark berry fruit follows through onto a juicy, vibrant mid-palate with svelte tannins and a silky texture. The wine shows exceptional balance with fresh, integrated acidity. Plummy fruit and spice lingers on the finish. 
Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.
When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today – as the wolf trap we once discovered goes to show. Today, the mountains are still alive with indigenous animals, including the majestic leopard. No evidence of wolves has ever been found though, so they created this wine to remind them of the mysteries and legends of days gone by.


Domaine Drouhin Oregon Tasting

with Jen Butler from Dreyfus Ashby 

Saturday, October 21st 2-4 pm. No fee.

The Domaine Drouhin Oregon story began in Burgundy in 1880, with the founding of Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune. Joseph’s son, Maurice Drouhin, expanded the Drouhin estate including the purchase of the family’s signature vineyards in the Clos des Mouches. Maurice’s son, Robert Drouhin, continued the family practice of buying exceptional vineyards, and in 1987, purchased land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. At the time of this extraordinary leap, there were only 65 wineries in the state, but Robert was inspired by the potential of the region, and by the close community of winemakers.
Having recently achieved her Master’s degree in oenology, Robert’s daughter, Véronique Drouhin, was appointed winemaker, and her brother Phillippe was named as viticulturalist. The first vintage was 1988, and to this day, both continue in these key roles.
Domaine Drouhin Oregon is known for its consistently excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills estate, which show a clear link to the family roots in Burgundy. Or, as the family proudly says, “French soul, Oregon soil.”

The Line-up

Roserock 2015 Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills
Roserock 2014 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Roserock 2014 Pinot Noir "Lephirine", Eola-Amity Hills
DDO 2015 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
DDO 2013 Pinot Noir Laurene, Dundee Hills


Mark Ryan Winery 2015 NEW Releases

If ever there was a guy you wanted on your team, in your corner, sitting shotgun as your road trip warrior it would be this man--Mark McNeilly, ladies and gentlemen!  

Mark Ryan McNeilly founded Mark Ryan Winery in 1999 with the goal of making the best wines in Washington State. Largely self-taught, Mark honed the craft of winemaking through rigorous study and the welcomed advice of some of the area's most experienced producers. 

In the early years the winery was transient. The first vintages of Long Haul and Dead Horse were produced crushed and pressed in garages of friends and family, barrels aged in warehouses in the Seattle Area, and finally settled in Woodinville, WA  in 2003. 

Over a decade later, Mark Ryan Winery has grown in size, earned acclaim from wine-lovers and critics alike, and garnered respect from the state's elite producers. The goal, however, remains the same. Make delicious wines that represent the vineyard from which they come, making every vintage better than the last…

2015 Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon $57.99
"One of the larger cuvees produced by this team is the 2015 Dead Horse, and there's 2,275 cases produced in 2015. Made from primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot) that's brought up in 84% new French oak, it's classic Red Mountain all the way with its ripe red and black currant fruits, dusty earth, minerality, graphite and savory aromas and flavors. Big, rich, unctuous and textured, it has plenty of tannin and is going to benefit from short term cellaring." Jeb Dunnuck
(92-94) Points, The Wine Advocate

2015 Long Haul Red Blend $54.99
"Offering lots of violet, spiced plum, cassis and incense aromas and flavors, the 2015 Long Haul (84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot) is medium-bodied, fresh and focused on the palate, with a slightly tight, linear profile on the finish. Give it a year or two after release." Jeb Dunnuck
(89-91) Points, Wine Advocate

2015 Little Sister Merlot $74.99
Brand new wine for Mark, and we didn't get much. Less than 99 cases made.
"I believe a new cuvee from this estate, the 2015 Merlot Little Sister (there's a tiny splash of Cabernet Franc) sports a vibrant ruby/purple color as well as ample black cherry and black raspberry fruit characteristics, ample graphite and minerality, full-bodied richness and a seamless, pure, elegant texture. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate, yet also evolve nicely. It's a terrific expression of Washington State Merlot." Jeb Dunnuck
(92-94) Points, The Wine Advocate

** Mark your calendars, Mark will be in shop pouring these new releases Saturday, November 11th.** 




You get 10% off on ALL* wine purchases when you become a 
S & J Club Member.

 At Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants we offer three different monthly wine clubs with three different interests to consider. As a Wine Club member you get:

*A 10% discount off any purchase at the shop, excluding non-wine items, "Cellar Selection" wines and not to be combined with any other discount.

Each month receive two bottles of hand selected wines. The wines selected will be discounted 10% off regular retail. You choose-red, white or both.

We have three clubs for you-
World Tour $29
Northwest Corner $49
Grand Cru $99.

There is no fee to join and you may cancel your membership at any time. Pick a club and start today. It's that easy. Wines are available for pick-up the first Saturday of each month. For out-of-towners, we do ship within Washington State for an additional charge.



Upcoming Events

New Arrivals Tasting
EVERY Friday

3-6 pm.
No fee tasting 

Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dundee Hills

Saturday, October 21st. 
2-4 pm.
No fee tasting

Cadence, Red Mountain
Saturday, October 28th. 
2-4 pm.
No fee tasting

Secret Squirrel

Tuesday, October 31st
3-6 pm.
No fee tasting

Perrin Family
Rhone Valley France
Saturday, November 4th
2-4 pm.
No fee tasting


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