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La Reve

We are getting close to Christmas and New Year’s.  I was able to get a very special price for a  sparkling wine from Domaine Carneros called Le Rêve (see photo). Crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit, it is a pure expression of our Carneros estate and has repeatedly been honored as America’s Best.  2006 Le Rêve is the fifteenth vintage in this highly distinguished line of Blanc de Blancs. The 2006 vintage presented near ideal growing conditions, yielding a small crop that displayed marvelous intensity right at press. The wine is a blend of 100% Chardonnay, including five different clones. Aged in the bottle, on the lees, for five and a half years, this superb vintage needed very little dosage to come to a perfect balance.  The 2006  Le Rêve received a 95 pt rating from Wine Enthusiast. 

Many of you have asked about our holiday hours.  We will be closed December 24, 25 and 26th and reopening on Friday, December 27. 

I decided this week to feature all red wines.  We have eight Pinot Noirs and eight Cabernet Sauvignons from varying regions.  They are truly enjoyable to taste side by side. They are as follows:
 
Longplay Pinot Noir
Chahalem Mt., Willamette Valley, OR  2010 
 
Belle Pente Pinot Noir
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, OR 2009
 
Trisateum Estates Reserve Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, OR 2010 
 
Ancien Cellars Pinot Noir
Carneros, CA 2011
 
Failla Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, CA 2012
 
La Folette Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir
Alexander Valley, CA  2010
 
Sanford Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills, CA  2010
 
Knez Winery Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley, CA 2010
 
Cliff Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Sam’s Valley Vineyard, Gold Hill OR 2009
 
Cafaro Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag’s Leap, Napa Valley, CA2008  
 
Willis Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, WA 2005
 
Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA 2009
 
Cass Cabernet Sauvigon
Paso Robles, CA 2010 
 
Sparkman “Kingpin” Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, WA 2010
 
Cinq Cepage 
Sonoma County, CA 2009