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Wines of the Week
Boedecker Cellars, Willamette Valley
$19.99, $17.99 for Wine Club Members
Regular Price 39.99!
2013 Pinot Noir "Stewart"
2013 Pinot Noir "Athena"
Our local rep from one of our top suppliers sent me this "close out" double (Boe) decker only a few minutes after release. With much thanks to him, we're able to offer you this deal.
Boedecker Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir "Stewart", Willamette Valley
“The 2013 Pinot Noir Stewart has a pale ruby color and nose of kirsch, baked raspberries and underbrush with wafts of Mediterranean herbs and damp soil. Medium-bodied with a good intensity of mature, perfumed red berry flavors, it has soft tannins and a racy acid line, finishing long.”
“90 points” The Wine Advocate Aug. 2017 #232.
ONLY 15 Bottles Available.
Boedecker Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir "Athena", Willamette Valley
“The 2013 Pinot Noir Athena includes 35% whole cluster grapes and matured for nine months in 40% new oak. It has a crisp, brambly redcurrant and cranberry-scented bouquet that handles the oak well. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe succulent red berry fruit, fine tannin and a crisp, slightly tarry finish. Overall, this is an excellent 2013 Pinot Noir - great value to boot. Bravo!”
“92 Points” The Wine Advocate Aug. 2017 #232.
ONLY 24 bottles available.
Husband and wife team Stewart and Athena Boedecker created Boedecker Cellars in 2003, and they have been crafting wines focused on quality, finesse and loyalty ever since. After having lived abroad in Europe for two years, Pacific Northwest Natives Stewart and Athena Boedecker returned home to found Boedecker Cellars in Oregon’s revered Willamette Valley. After five years spent honing their craft at the Carlton Winemaker’s Studio in Carlton, Oregon, they built their winery in the heart of industrial Northwest Portland – just a stone’s throw from downtown and yet just 40 minutes from the vineyards– where they continue to make their acclaimed wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Due to the limited availability these wines will not be poured during Friday's tasting as we like to do with most other wines of the week.
Exploring Willamette Valley, Oregon Tasting
with Gabriel Lukeris of Cavatappi Distibuzione
Saturday, August 18th. 2-4 pm. No fee Tasting
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir and Chardonnay producing areas in the world.
The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.
At its widest point, this long, broad valley spans sixty miles. Overall, the climate boasts a long, gentle growing season – warm summers with cool evenings; bursts of Indian summer into fall; mild winters followed by long springs. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot noir.
We welcome Gabriel Lukeris from Cavatappi Distibuzione to offer a snap shot of this Northwest treasure.
Chateau Puech Haut 2015 Le Prestige
Saint-Drezery, Languedoc France
$19.99, $17.99 for Wine Club Members or by the Case.
"The 2015 Saint Drezery Prestige is a ripe, sexy beauty that gives up full-bodied notes of black cherries, melted licorice and roasted herbs. Like all the wines from this estate, it has lots of richness and texture, yet stays balanced, lively and pure. It's a year in and year out value that's a no-brainer purchase. It will drink beautifully over the coming 4-5 years (possibly even longer)."
A blend of 65-80 year old Grenache with 45 year old Syrah.
"93 Points" The Wine Advocate April 2017 #230.
Time and time again the man behind this wine, Philippe Cambie, delivers the overachievers. Known as the leading consulting winemaker in Chateauneuf du Pape, Cambie consults for over 40 producers. In his spare time he makes wines in Priorat Spain, Republic of Macedonia and this project where he partners with US importer Eric Solomon. One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover their love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. Château Puech-Haut has been on the critic’s radar for some time – which makes sense since the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as consulting enologist. Visionary owner Gérard Bru spares no expense in his quest for excellence. Located quite close to Pic Saint-Loup, in Saint-Drézéry, Puech-Haut is near the far western border of the Rhône valley and benefits from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior of France.
La Chanterelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "Conchie"
Produced on Bellingham
$34.99, 31.49 for Wine Club Members or by the case.
Only 75 cases produced.
Local favorites Donatas and Lotte Freeman over on "G" Street continue to impress us with this latest new release. It's sure to make good table talk that an amazing wine like this can come from a basement project not 5 minutes away from our front door and often delivered by Donatas on bike.
Urban power to the people!
This Cabernet is all sourced from the Yakima Valley. Such a warm vineyard presents a wine that is big and bold. Out of the gate you get a mix of cassis, blackberries, red plums and a touch of chocolate in a vale of toasty vanilla oak. It pushes the boundaries with the oak but the immense fruit carries it well. It has the presence of a Lincoln Continental-big, bold, and extravagant. The palate weight is full-bodied and the tannins have a presence without being too aggressive to enjoy now. We really love a wine that is perfect to enjoy today or to lay down for 5 years--the best of both worlds.
S & J Wine Club
As a Wine Club member, you will receive 2 bottles each month that are hand-selected by Ted and Diane, accompanied by informative tasting notes for each.
Membership includes the exclusive 10% discount in the shop (excluding Cellar Select wines) and the opportunity to receive Club Member Only special offers.
You choose-red, white or both. We have three clubs for you:
- World Tour, $29/mo
- Northwest Corner, $49/mo
- Grand Cru, $99/mo
There is no fee to join and you may cancel your membership at any time
All tastings have no fees!
New Arrivals Tasting
Exploring Oregon Tasting
With Gabriel Lukeris-Cavatappi Wine
Saturday, August 18th. 2-4 pm.
Bellingham Wine Festival 2018 Gold Medal Winners
with Dan Radil
Saturday, August 25th. 2-4 pm.
The World of Pet-Nat
Saturday, September 1st. 2-4 pm.
Greek Wines from Lyrarakis
with Michael Brown
Saturday, September 8th. 2-4 pm.
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