"With another very warm vintage for Washington State, 2015 proved that once again fruit like Cabernet Sauvignon has no problems getting to full ripeness while maintaining balance with acidity. This wine possesses intermingled notes of red plums and dark cherries, with undertones of cedar and violet. A medium plus body wine that integrates the tannins and alcohol into a lively and fresh finish."
Mano a Mano Tempranillo 2014
"Smoky, oaky aromas rest on top of basic berry scents, with hints of leather and animal as the wine breathes out. This feels tight and juicy in the mouth, with pulling tannins. Oaked-up black-fruit flavors end with spice notes and a hint of chocolate."
La Bella Prosecco
"A crisp, fruity sparkling wine with aromas of apple and peach flavors."
Week of 5/21
Graci Etna Rosso 2014
"High toned with purple flower and almost Syrah-like Leather and spices on the back palate which donate richness and structure to the wine. Really stunning! Drinking Window 2017 - 2021"
-93 points, Decanter Magazine
Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
"Another highlight in this range, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Star Lane Vineyard is absolutely delicious. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, menthol and new leather are front and center. The 2013 is a beautiful wine that reconciles bold, racy fruit with the more earthy/savory style that is typical of this site in Happy Canyon."
-94 points, Vinous Media
Cline Pinot Noir 2015
The deep red velvet color and notes of cedar, spearmint, lilacs and dark
chocolate make this an elegant and complex wine. This is an excellent choice to pair with oregano-rubbed leg of lamb,
braised pork shank, or blackened sea bass.
Mirafiore Barolo 2012
Bright floral and cherry aromas are followed by fresh fruit flavors, with shades of leather, tar and underbrush. The tannins are firm, offering lively acidity and woodsy notes of tar and mineral on the aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2037. 2,500 cases made.
-93 points, Wine Spectator
Terras de Tavares Dao 2006
"Jaen 50%, Touriga Nacional 50%
The wine is herbal with a pop of red fruit. It has vibrant tannins and is perfectly balanced in the mouth."
Terras de Tavares Dao 2003
"Jaen 60%, Touriga Nacional 40%
Earthy, dark cherry, tobacco.
Spontaneously co-fermented with extended skin contact and no temperature control. Not fined or filtered. Expect sediment. Aged 18 months in old French barriques, bottle aged in cellar ever since.
MORE ABOUT THE WINE
João will tell you all he needs to make wine is grapes, water to clean his equipment and a touch of sulfur at bottling. He rarely uses products in the vineyard, and when he does he only uses topical organic treatments. In today’s world, this is about as minimal as it gets. João isn’t following a natural wine trend. This is how he and his father have always done it. His wine is proof that a deliciously powerful wine can be naturally made, and this 2003 is a perfect example of the kind of wine João makes."