Avalon & Wine Spectator Highly Recommend: Alexana

Happy Friday fellow Northwest wine fans!
It's easy to be enthusiastic when your business is wine. But we know one winemaker that takes it to the next level. 
Spending time at Alexana with winemaker Bryan Weil is a jolt of wide-eyed, genuine enthusiasm, with a "I can't believe I get to do this for a living" vibe that permeates the whole winery. We swear that you can taste it in his wines and we offer today's special selections as evidence. We highly recommend his 2015 estate Pinot -- the best vintage yet for Alexana -- and Wine Spectator's got our back!

Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot noir 2015
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular)
Highly Recommended, 93 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and harmonious, with an elegantly complex core wrapped in supple raspberry and savory spice flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023.
 
Look up "expressive" in the wine dictionary and you'll find Alexana's '15 estate. Showy and forward, this beams with violets, dark berries and brown sugar, picking up layers of deep black fruit, spices, and hints of fresh coffee on the rich and velvety finish. Each time I've tasted it I've had the same reaction: I can't imagine people not loving it. - Marcus
 
While this isn't a new release but instead a "last call," this amazing blend shows off Bryan's versatility with Washington fruit and was our favorite Bordeaux blend of 2017...
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular)
Holy s#!t this is awesome. It has been blowing people's minds for months and we're getting down to the final cases. Beautiful, mesmerizing fruit grabs your attention -- blackberry first, then black cherry and black currant -- adding mocha and cedar accents. There's an elegance and balance rare in a wine of such breadth, which is evident from first sip and all the way through the rich, expressive, pure and silky finish. Already gushing and with plenty of years ahead of it, this is equally outstanding as a wine to drink today as it is for the cellar. 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot and 7% Malbec. - Marcus