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The Substance Cabernet Sauvignon from Charles Smith is very aptly named. It is bold and full of flavor and texture. I recently stopped in at the Walla Walla based winery and was reminded that substance is a recurring theme with all of the Smith wines. He takes a no-nonsense, rock and roll approach to his craft.

On the other hand, Joe Wagner has a trademark style that he implements on his Pinot Noirs. From the man who brought Meiomi to the market, the Elouan is plush, rich and yet, elegant. It pushes the varietal to greater levels of concentration than most Oregon Pinots. The food pairing options are countless and it will a fabulous addition to your holiday entertaining.

As a bonus, a Nothern Italian style Pinot Grigio. Let’s pop some corks! (Or twist some caps!)

 

Cheers!
-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon by Charles Smith Columbia Valley 2015
Substance
“One of the best values I’ve tasted in a long time, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the team at K Vintners was hand-harvested, natively fermented and aged all in French oak. Smoking good notes of cassis, black currants and hints of plum all emerge from this rich, beautifully textured, layered beauty that has solid tannic grip, a silky, elegant texture, and a great finish. It has real elegance and finesse and is a dark fruited, unctuous beauty to drink over the coming 3-4 years.” The Wine Advocate
Regular Price $17.99
Reward Price $14.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 7th, 2017

 


 

 

Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir 2015
Elouan “This Elouan Pinot Noir is richer and more full-bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon, and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.” Winemaker Notes
Regular Price $24.99
Reward Price $17.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 7th, 2017

 


 

 

Terlato Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio 2016
Terlato “This Pinot Grigio comes from the Friuli region, which is widely recognized as one of the best regions for luxury Pinot Grigio in the world. The fruit is handpicked from hillside estate vineyards that are carefully tended to create a fuller-bodied Pinot Grigio with expressive fruit and mineral character. the 2016 vintage has bright aromas of white peach, pear and spring flowers. It is complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, and pear. A mouth-filling texture and crisp, mineral finish. This bright, refreshing white goes well with shellfish, white fish, appetizers, and sushi.” Winemaker Notes
Regular Price $21.99
Reward Price $16.96 750ml
Prices good thru December 7th, 2017

 

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