"Art Den Hoed" Columbia Valley Viognier 2018
93/100 - James Suckling (6/1/2020)
91/100 - Wine Advocate (12/10/2020)
92/100 - Jeb Dunnuck (4/15/2020) "From a site in the Yakima Valley and brought up in neutral barrel and concrete, the 2018 Viognier Art Den Hoed reveals a medium gold hue as well as beautiful notes of orange blossom, ripe peach, and a touch of quince. With medium-bodied richness, the classic Viognier texture, and a great finish, it's a layered, textured, balanced Viognier that does everything right." (Washington)
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017
Pure, juicy and effusively delicious, this is a seriously happy bottle of wine!
93/100 - Wine Enthusiast (7/1/2020)
94/100 - James Suckling (5/3/2019)
90/100 - Wine Advocate (12/13/2018) "The 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast gives subtle notes of ripe pears, allspice and applesauce with pineapple and lemon juice sparks plus a hint of baking bread. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing, it has a lovely creaminess to the texture and touch of nutmeg on the savory finish." (California)
"Collection" Val de Loire Blanc 2019
Packaged in an unusually shaped bottle, this lovely white from the Loire Valley is making all kinds of friends. A perfect springtime selection!
90/100 - Our Score (3/2021) The "Owl" Blanc from Jérémie Mourat is, as always, delicious. Crafted from 20-year-old Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc grown in sustainably-farmed vineyards south of the Loire River in Vendée, this lively, textured, mineral-focused white is laced with citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Finishing with a briskness that encourages a second glass, we love this wine! (France)
"Terre di Chieti" Pecorino 2019
88/100 - Our Score (11/2020) Fragrant, light and lovely, this white is sure to delight. The Jasci family has been organic since 1980, well before it was cool, and third generation winemaker Donatello Jasci's commitment to quality is evident. The palate is clean and fresh with white flowers, peach, melon, citrus and oyster shell. This hand-picked Pecorino is versatile and whimsical, pairing well with appetizers and lighter fare. (Italy)
"Terrasses" Ventoux Rouge 2018
91/100 - Wine Advocate (9/10/2020) "A welcome return to form, the 2018 Ventoux Terrasses is a floral, herbal and red-fruited version of this unoaked cuvee. It's medium to full-bodied, with ample concentration, velvety tannins and lovely hints of tea and spice on the long finish. It should drink well through 2024 or so." (France)
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Etna Rosso 2018
92/100 - Wine & Spirits (10/2020) "Produced from a mix of young and old vines on Etna's north slope, this wine unfolds with flavors of wild strawberry and blood orange accented by notes of crunchy herbs. High-toned and transparent, it gains depth with air, developing a dark current of smoke and tar that offers a superb introduction to Etna Rosso." (Italy)
Napa Valley Zinfandel 2017
89+/100 - Our Score (10/2020)
90/100 -Wine Enthusiast (7/1/2020) "This well-made red wine is fruity, softly textured and full in weight. Supple tannins lend balance between flavors of brambly blackberry, cherry, dried herb and baking spice." (California)
Racine Wine Co.
"Klee" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019
90/100 - Our Score (3/2021) It is fantastic that we are able to offer this Willamette winner at such an affordable price. The wine is uber-appealing in the glass, with a bounty of spiced berry, cherry, red currants, dried florals and a hint of underbrush. A touch more vibrant and racy than the previous vintage, the palate offers just the right touch of structure that is uniquely Oregon. A lovely wine for salmon and vegetarian dishes, or simply anytime! (Oregon)
"Brezo de Gregory Perez" Bierzo Mencia 2018
90/100 - Our Score (3/2021) Gregory Perez crafts this delicious red from predominantly Mencia grapes farmed in two villages in the Bierzo zone. He includes a small percentage of Garnacha Tintorera in the blend and uses 10% whole clusters in the wild yeast fermentation. Using minimal sulfur at the winery and bottling without fining or filtration, purity is the name of the game here. Give this young red several minutes to open up in the glass and you'll be met with a delectable marriage of yummy, spicy, herbaceous Zin-like fruit along with a whiff of dark roast that is electrified by tangy, floral, mineral freshness like you'd find in Gamay. Holy matrimony! This sassy, medium-bodied red ought to appeal well to fans of Willamette Valley Pinot and anyone looking to experiment. Pour tonight with a pork chop smothered by apple and fennel slaw. (Spain)
Château du Cèdre
"Cèdre Heritage" Cahors Malbec 2018
90/100 - Our Score (3/2021)
91/100 - Wine Enthusiast (11/1/2020) "A rich, fruity and structured wine, this is full of black currant fruits. Its rich tannins are fully blended into the wine's intense fruitiness. Just the touch of minerality is a reminder that it is still aging. Drink now, but better from 2021." (France)
"Sonoma Estates" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
90+/100 - Our Score (2/2021)
90/100 - Wine Enthusiast (7/1/2020) "A well-made red blended with 14% Merlot as well as smaller amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot, this crowd-pleaser is robust and leathery, with length and supple tannins. The oak is integrated and meshes well with the blackberry, cherry and currant, finishing in clove and toast." (California)
Serafini & Vidotto
"Bollicine" Extra Dry Prosecco NV
This tasty Prosecco typically sells for a bit over $20. Our price looks to be best in the country by a wide margin! These notes from the winery are spot on...
Winery Notes: "In the glass there is the expression of a strawcolored brilliant yellow with fine and persistent perlage, the head is creamy. The aroma is manifold but dominated by mature yellow apple, melon and pear. The second moment shows acacia-blommons that come along with a slight note of yeast. The first impression in the mouth is fresh, very fruity and tasty and later one can perceive a great softness that makes this wine so pleasant to the taste. The finish is round, very fruity and persistent." (Italy)
Includes one each of the above twelve wines.