Take one of Oregon's most under-the-radar wineries, McKinlay, and add a one-off bottling, this lovely Chehalem Mountains, and you have super-secret-stash territory. The CM, which is entirely from McKinlay's estate vineyard, is a classic example of what the winery grows best: deliver authentic, pure Pinot noir with outstanding value. Beaming red fruits with purple lace curtains, light licorice and spice accents. Not that you would do the same, but I tasted the bottle over a week (as in 7 days) and it was still super-pretty on day 7. You won't find that kind of structure in your average $25 Pinot...nor in virtually any Pinot at that price. -Marcus
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Build a Case
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.