Thanks for a great January! As always, we trust you have great wines lined up for the weekend and in case you need any inspiration or provisions for future weekends, here is a handful of standouts from the month, including some great deals. Cheers to you and thanks for your support!
$24.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($26.95 regular)
92 points Wine Spectator: "Offers refinement and presence, with expressive raspberry and pomegranate flavors, laced with fresh violet and orange blossom notes, building richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2027."
In short, this wine is a smoking deal!
$58.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($64.95 regular)
Super Cab is the nickname winemaker Tony Dollar uses for this Cab, for good reason. Tony put together a blind tasting for several Northwest wine professionals of fifteen top Cabernets from around the world and put two bottles of his 2014 Cab into the line-up, one which had been decanted for three hours and one which had been opened for twenty four hours. The top wine: the 24-hour Super Cab. The second place wine: the 3-hour decanted Super Cab. None of the wine pros picked that the two Super Cabs were the same wine, a testament to how much it changes with air and time!
Unapologetically, classically structured, with stacks of fruit and flavor-filled structure. We don’t mean to give you instructions for enjoying wine, but open it the day before you plan to drink it or decant it a few hours like Tony did.
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($24.95 regular)
#17 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019, 94 points: "A beam of pure cherry and blackberry fruit defines this intense, racy red, which is firm and tensile, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of vibrant fruit, graphite and tobacco flavors. Sangioveto and Canaiolo. Drink now through 2033."
Just when we think it's all gone, they give us more. So have it for another last round!
$29.65 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($32.95 regular)
95 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "A sheen of vanilla and toasty oak complements the lush, ripe black cherry and plum fruit in this suave Chianti Classico. Focused and well-structured, showing fine balance and a long finish that brings tobacco and orange peel hints into play. Best from 2022 through 2040. 4,500 cases made, 350 cases imported."
$37.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($41.95 regular)
Gorgeous Washington red wine! What we particularly love about The Artist blends and now, in the Paterson, is their purity of fruit and essence of balance, not covered up by excessive oak or tannin or anything. Paterson combines velvety richness with a lovely fresh buoyancy. Delicious already, a quick decant gives you art in a glass. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, in beautiful proportions.