19 Prospect St
"Best Wine Shop"
Wine of the Week
Cantine Povero 2017 Barbera d'Asti
$9.99, $8.99 for Wine Club Members or by the case.
You love Fall. You love it! You pull out all the great clothes that you'd forgotten about sometime around the 4th of July, you've gone back to using your oven on a regular basis and some of you 12th manners have even cracked open fresh pots of blue and green face paint. Best of all you are tucking into the reds that never taste as good when you are breaking a sweat.
Two Barberas tagged as a wine of the week in less than a month? You bet your sweet bippy! No joke, this bottling takes it to a new level for value, truth and sense of tradition and place.
For the love of Piedmont, you've just got to try this.
Meaty plums and savory wood spice take your nose for a walk in the Fall woods. Elements of cedar chest, dried leaves, and black tea combine with soft and lush fruit that begins ripe and follows up with exciting acidity. This wine doesn't fall into the "needs food" category but it doesn't have to stand alone either, super versatile...mushroom ragu, braised meats, creamy polenta with sausages, or a nice soft risotto.
And now for the classic intro from Laugh-in-CLICK
with Tim Steinke
Saturday, September 22nd. 2-4 pm. No fee tasting
We came to know Tim Steinke through his day job as sales director for Betz winery. Like many in the wine business, Tim has a side gig. His is working with owners/winemakers Craig Sosey and Cassie Wistrom at Simpatico.
After retiring from the money management business, Craig decided to turn his home winemaking hobby into a second career. He went back to school at Northwest Wine Academy, finishing up in 2013. Cassie is a Montanan turned Seattleite. Her curiosity in wine sparked a desire to enroll at the Northwest Wine Academy and obtain a Certificate in Winemaking. Cassie has had the pleasure of working for Lewis Cellars and Betz Family Winery as well as the friendly neighborhood wine shop, West Seattle Cellars.
This winery is one of those tiny gems out of Seattle that is not open to the public. We're very excited to be able to share with you this rare taste from this truly micro producer of Woodinville.
2017 Fanatic Albarino/Viognier
2017 Viognier Boushey Vineyard
2015 The Bos Malbec
2015 Coalesce Bordeaux Blend Red Mountain
Domaine de la Charbonniere
2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Rhone Valley, France
Domaine Charbonniere is a contender for the best value wine in Chateauneuf du Pape. The wines produced at the domaine pair high quality with character and fair pricing. In today’s world, that combination is harder to find than ever.
The domaine is named after a small parcel of vines called, Carboniere. Carboniere is loosely translated from French into an area of burning charcoal. Charbonniere was founded very early in the 20th century when the vineyards were purchased in 1912 by Eugene Maret.
"Thirty percent of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne and 20% Clairette, was barrel-fermented and aged in oak, including a healthy proportion of new wood. That said, the wine remains fresh and lively. Yes, it shows some honeyed notes and rich texture, but it's focused by hints of lime and orange sherbet and some gingery spice on the long finish. It should drink well for a few more years."
"92 Points". The Wine Advocate Oct 2017.
"Olson Brothers" Yakima Valley
This might be the perfect wine for red wine drinkers! It's viscous and rich without being buttery. Roussanne is a bit player in the world of Washington whites but this wine shows that, in the right site and in the right hands, the Rhone-native grape can excel here. Beeswax and honeysuckle flavors coat the palate and lead to an extended finish that only adds to the enjoyment. This was sourced from the Olson Brothers vineyard in Prossser, and fourth generation farmers there. The wine opens with aromas of lychee, white peach, Gravenstein apple and hints of tangerine. There are flavors of white peach, honeysuckle and orange marmalade. This wine has fabulous texture and weight.
A mainstay in the SoDo district of Seattle, Structure Cellars was founded by Brian and Brandee Grasso — great people that make great wine. Brian got his start in the restaurant industry where he caught the wine bug and later served as cellar rat at Baer and also interned under the iconic guidance of Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars before starting his own winery. Brian is humble, knowledgeable and a downright awesome guy to talk wine with. 125 cases made.
S & J Wine Club
As a Wine Club member, you will receive 2 hand-selected bottles each month by Ted and Diane accompanied by informative tasting notes for each.
Membership includes the exclusive 10% discount in the shop (excluding Cellar Select wines), and the opportunity to receive Club Member Only special offers.
You choose: red, white, or both. We have three clubs for you:
World Tour ($29/mo), Northwest Corner ($49/mo), and the Grand Cru ($99/mo). There is no fee to join and you may cancel your membership at any time.
All tastings have no fees!
New Arrivals Tasting
with Tim Steinke
Saturday, September 22nd.
Baja, Mexico Wines from Beso Imports
with Patrick Neri
Saturday, September 29th.
Spanish wines with Casa Ventura Imports
with Basilio Rodriguez
Saturday, October 6th.
The Piedmont Guy Imports
with Cameron Abbott
Friday, October 12th
Kevin White/Betz Cellars
Saturday, October 13th