19 Prospect St
"Best Wine Shop"
3 Years in a row
Wine of the Week
Chateau Teulon 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc
Rhone Valley, France
$8.99, $8.09 for Wine Club Members or by the case.
A wine for the people!
Here we have a fabulous white that could easily be your new favorite go-to for the summer. She shows fabulous versatility and pure easy pleasure.
Oh yah, and you saw that price.
Made up of 100% Roussanne and offering a gorgeous flavor profile of lush mango, creamed pineapple and melon, exuberant and perfumed, with notes of marmalade, buttered citrus and orange rind. This is the sort of wine that keeps getting better and better as you sit with it. Next thing you know, you are having a heck of a time.
Although Chateau Teulon’s wines are relatively new to the United States, they are not a new estate. The family has actually farmed vineyards in the village of Saint Gilles, just south of Nimes, since 1703. The southernmost part of the Rhone Valley, this area enjoys a Mediterranean climate perfectly suited to the cultivation of the classic Rhone varietals. The young Phillipe Teulon is the current head of the estate, and he definitely has an intimate knowledge of his family’s vineyards and the overall terroir of the region. Since 2012 the vineyards are certified "agriculture biologique."
Eric Solomon European Cellars Tasting
with David Gerhardt - Winebow
Saturday, June 22nd. 2-4 pm. No fee tasting.
Most of the bottles of wine that bear the stamp, Eric Solomon Selections, are exactly the same as you find in Europe – inside and outside the bottle. They are selected by Eric for import into the United States.
A few however, are selected and blended with the assistance of Eric who brings over 35 years of experience tasting wines in Europe and selling them in the US. Many of these “custom cuvées” subsequently replace existing cuvées and are sold around the world, while others are created in partnership between Eric and the growers or cooperatives that make them.
In addition to blends, Eric also consults with, and advises properties on their labels, packaging, proprietary names and marketing. Some of our producers are not fluent in English, or do not have the necessary resources for elaborate websites and marketing materials. In these situations we assist them with the marketing of their wines not only in the United States, but internationally as well.
We've chosen a select few of the wines bearing the Eric Solomon seal of approval, and will be sharing them with you in the shop.
David Gerhardt, a reprsentative from Winebow, will be presenting these wines.
Reynvaan, Walla Walla
We are thrilled to be able to bring you one of Washington State's "Cult" status wineries every year.
If you are a lover of Rhone style wines, these wines need to be on your wish list.
"...Reynvaan is a limited production small winery founded by Mike and Gale Reynvaan. Reynvaan Family Vineyards focuses on producing wines from their estate vineyards, both in the Walla Walla Rocks region and their ‘Foothills Vineyard’ set at roughly 1600 feet near their family home in the Bluewood Mountains. Matt Reynvaan, is making some of the best wines in Washington state. I am enamored by what he produces from these two outstanding vineyards. I am particularly amazed with their ‘Foothills Vineyard’ which is starting to capture more of a stony character and amazing herbal tones in their wines. Both vineyards show a remarkable level of purity, elegance and range that is nearly impossible to find in any Syrahs produced in North America."
Washington Wine Blog
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2016 In the Hills Syrah $87.99
"The smoky aromatics grip you as well as the lifted qualities from the Viognier. The wine weighs in at 13.8% alcohol and shows smoked brisket, wet rock, and Umami, bacon fat and blood orange rind on the highly perfumed nose. The palate shows an insanely good mouthfeel with wonderful freshness and minerality. The combination of richness and tension is hard to resist right now. The stony character and herbaceousness to the wine really shimmers in the limelight. Black tea, wild blackberry, orange zest and a touch of milk chocolate flavors brings a wonderful array of flavors to the palate. While this will cellar well for a decade, it is drinking marvelously right now." Drink 2018-2028- 94 points
2016 In the Rocks Syrah $91.99
"In The Rocks’ Syrah is a phenomenal wine made by superstar winemaker Matt Reynvaan. With 4% Viognier blended in the nose is highly perfumed with wet stone, Umami, white rose and lychee as well as blood orange and red raspberry cordial. The lifted aromatics from the Viognier are truly outstanding. The palate shows wonderful tension, range and verve with wet stone, Umami, blood orange, red cherry candy and a touch of horse manure. Seductive, with insanely good range, this is a stunning effort by Reynvaan." Drink 2018-2028- 95 points
2016 Stonessence Syrah $115.99
"Stonessence’ Syrah is a simply gorgeous effort by this storied estate. The nose is rather intoxicating with horse manure, blood orange, red cherry cola, and black tea with a touch of green olive tapenade. The minerality and freshness of the wine is simply astounding as is the wonderful mouthfeel. Wet stone, wild blackberry, Umami, and satsuma orange flavors all come together in the glass. The mouth-watering acidity makes this stunner nearly impossible to put down right now. A remarkable wine, this will cellar marvelously for a decade or more."
Drink 2018-2028- 97 points
2016 The Contender Syrah $91.99
"This wine weights in at 13.2% alcohol has 4% Marsanne blended in. The nose is highly seductive with beautiful white flowers, lychee with black tea, orange zest and milk chocolate. The range here is simply insane. The palate shows really good range as well with a wonderful tension and verve. Milk chocolate, black tea, sagebrush, wet stone and smoked pork shoulder flavors are all remarkably coming together in the glass. The citrus aspect at the finish is simply outstanding. Drink 2018-2028- 95 Points
S & J Wine Club
As a Wine Club member, you will receive 2 bottles each month hand selected by Ted and Diane and 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-1 red, 1 white or both. We have three clubs for you:
- World Tour, $29/mo
- Northwest Corner, $49/mo
- 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
"Wine of the Week"
Eric Solomon Portfolio Tasting
Spanish and French
Saturday, June 22nd. 2-4 pm.
All American 4th of July Tasting
Saturday, June 29th. 2-4 pm.
Saturday, July 6th 2-4 pm.
Bertani Wines from Veneto Italy
Saturday, July 13th 2-4 pm.