This email is about the April 2014 Wine & Beer of the Month Club selections, with tasting notes and technical details about what is going in your Bin.
Enjoy these hand picked selections, we’re striving to find unique and special bottles for Wine & Beer club so that every month is a new Adventure!
Come take a picture of you and your beverage and post it on Facebook to enter to win a Free Growler fill or Wine Flight!
What is Member Monday?
Member Monday means every Monday, Members who get wine and/or beer of the month subscription can come to the Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge for Buy 1/Get 1 Free drinks!
Choose from our rotating Wine by the Glass List, if you like beer we feature rotating 11 Tap Handles of Craft Beer, and we also sport quality Scotch and Bourbon, and make excellent historic mixed drinks and original cocktails.
Member Monday is pretty straight forward, but you can read the fine print here.
No Corkage for Members!
Wine & Beer Club Members have a new benefit to membership. Members can now drink any wine and beer from our retail store in the Drinkery & Refuge with no corkage fee! Simply bring your selection to the bar tender and he will add it to your tab and set you up with glassware and open the beer or wine. He’ll also decant a bottle of wine for you if you choose. You can read more here.
Why Should I Join the Club?
Not in the Wine or Beer of the Month Club yet? You’ve heard about this Wine & Beer Club but aren’t quite sure what it is? Click here to find out what you’re missing! The wine club is a great way to learn about wine and beer, experience a variety of unique wine & beer, broadening your horizons. If you’re a novice to wine, the Wine of the Month Club will expose you to all sorts of tasty bottles and you’ll be an expert in no time! If you’re more of a wine connoisseur, try the higher end club selections to automatically own highly recommended bottles. Come by this weekend and try a few free tastes to get an idea what the different levels are about!
Friday Wine Flight: Wine Club Selections
Every Friday we have a new wine flight to try, on Friday Only, in addition to our regular seasonal wine flight and rotating wine by the glass list. For this Friday, it is Member Flight! We have selected 3 of the Wine Club Selections for the member flight, which is 3 oz. each of selected three wines for only $12.
Club Member Valet Bin Service!
We will now be getting stuff from your Bin for you. Simply come to the front counter and let us know your name or Bin number, and we will go get your selections for you. We still have the Sign Out sheet at the counter, so sign out while you’re waiting.
And without further adieu here’s the lineup for Club and Tasting:
Budget Wine Club
Budget wine club costs only $20 per month and includes two bottles. They can be red, white, pink, or any combination. These are some excellent wines at great prices. Learn more at Budget Wine Club: New Wine Club option. Did you know you can add it to your existing Club Membership?
Grayson Cellars Chardonnay
Grayson Chardonnay is brilliantly ripe and shows bright, brisk acidity and good minerality with notes of pineapple and apricot. The palate offers green apple fruit with a crisp finish showing gentle hints of apple pie and vanilla flavors.
Grayson Cellars Merlot
Grayson Merlot is sumptuous and rich with a beautiful purple garnet color. The aromas show rich complexity of black cherry preserves, currant and white chocolate. This is a magnificently decadent Merlot that finishes with soft tannins, dark fruits and elaborate oak.
J.M. Monmousseau Touraine Loire Sauvignon Blanc
(Touraine, Loire Valley, France)
- Colour : delicate pale yellow.
- Nose : aromas of flowers and white fleshed fruit.
- Palate : fat, round with a good persistent finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Colters Creek Syrah
(Snake River Valley, Idaho)
Sourced from the Snake River Valley, this fruit-forward, full-bodied Rhone blend has notes of blackberry and dark fruit.
90 points Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy” May issue 2014
85% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Viognier.
Saviah Star Meadows White Blend
(Columbia Valley, Washington)
Liquid summer…Always. This Star Meadows is primarily Sauvignon Blanc with a small amount of Semillon to flesh it out. Citrus aromas with layers of apricot and summerlike floral notes. Rich and layered, fresh and crisp…so refreshing. Serve it slightly chilled for a wonderful aperitif.
91% Sauvignon Blanc, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
9% Semillon, Rosebud Vineyard
Novelty Hill Royal Slope Red
(Columbia Valley, Washington)
This is one of those incredible delicious “sleeper” wines that nobody expects. Its pedigree is unmatched, it’s flavor fantastic, but when you look at the label, none of that comes through. Get ready for a great, unexpected experience.
Generous layers of dark berry, ripe black cherry and plum combine with a concentrated mouth feel to make a lasting impression.
Novelty Hill’s family-owned estate vineyard, Stillwater Creek, supplies approximately two-thirds of the grapes for this delicious blend. First planted in 2000, the vineyard has quickly distinguished itself as one of the most exciting Columbia Valley sites of the last decade. The remainder of the blend is from two equally distinguished vineyards: Alder Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills and Lewis Vineyard, Yakima Valley.
50% Merlot; 27% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Franc; 7% Petit Verdot; 5% Sangiovese; 2% Mourvèdre; 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Orin Swift Veladora Sauvignon Blanc
(Napa Valley, California)
Shades of canary yellow shimmer brightly in the glass which draws the nose inward. A vibrant perfume of ripe honeydew melon, fresh peach and citrus notes is immediately noteworthy. The entry is soft and creamy, leading to a lively band of acidity which supports rich fruit flavors of mango, fig, pineapple and nectarine. The finish is clean with a nice bit of minerality for added dimension.
96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Muscat
Nodland Cellars Avant Garde Carmenere
(Red Mountain, Washington)
The darling wine of the ancient Romans and the lost grape of Bordeaux. 100% Carmenere from Red Mountain AVA. Fresh cracked black peppercorn, quince, wild berries, exotic spice… an amazing mouth feel. Elegant, sophisticated, feminine, sexy, each sip leaves you longing for more.
Anniversary Club Red
Buty Rediviva Cabernet/Syrah Blend
(Walla Walla Valley, Washington)
Columbia Rediviva is our deluxe blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah, dominated by cabernet sauvignon. Our Phinny Hill Vineyard estate grown property is home to these vines, which grow on a warm site in ancient Columbia River soils. It is the uphill neighbor of Champoux Vineyard. Aged for two years in French Chateau barrels. It is bottled aged for another year before it’s released at 3 years old. This is a muscular wine counterbalanced with violets and sweet fruit. Twenty-four barrels produced.
Fine Beer Club
Each month the Fine Beer Club members receive $20 worth of beer in whatever configuration fits. We may include large format bottles, smaller bottles, six packs, even (gasp!) cans. Some are darker, some are lighter, but all in all it’s a great way to explore beers from international and domestic sources. Fine Beer Club is a variable number of bottles each month, in a huge range of beer styles, but always interesting and unique $20 worth of beer. This club focuses on new releases, specialty beers, and a wide variety of styles. This is for the craft beer explorer.
Boulevard Smokestack Series Four Pack with Glass
Oakshire Watershed IPA
A Northwest style India Pale Ale highlights the flavors and aromas of our region’s best hops. Crisp, dry and refreshing, this dry hopped IPA is smooth and easy to drink.
6.7% ABV, 70 IBUs, 22oz bottle
No-Li Skyrail Single Hop IPA
Skyrail IPA is a monorail hop ride, a throwback to more simple days. The ’Expo Series’ brew is light orange in color and showcases the complexity and fruitiness of the Amarillo hop, with a clean and slightly sweet malt backdrop. Spicy orange, tangerine, and grapefruit notes dominate this IPA, letting your senses experience all this single hop has to offer. Enjoy the ride.
6.2% ABV, 65 IBUs, 22 oz bottle
No-Li Spin Cycle Red
An intriguing spin cycle of English, German and American brewing techniques, Spin Cycle Red is a celebration of the classic English-style ESB. The perfect balance of malt and hops create an enjoyable and quaffable red ale. Spin Cycle’s specialty malts combine to provide an aroma of lightly toasted bread and caramel, while additions of American Noble hops add an herbal flavor for balance.
5.75% ABV, 49 IBUs, 22oz bottle
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
(Bend, Oregon) This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.
6.4% ABV, 60 IBUs, 3 x 12oz bottle
Rare Beer Society
Rare Beer Society is a subscription to special and rare craft beers for a true craft beer lover. Exclusively limited-release beers, can be a variable number of bottles not exceeding a total cost of $35 in one month. This club focuses on beers that have low-availability, special reserve series beers, and hard-to-find exclusives. Included will be vintage beers suitable for aging, perhaps beers that we have cellared to perfection at Enoteca, and beers that appeal primarily to advanced craft beer enthusiasts.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 16 Year Highland Park Scotch Barrel Aged
Aged in oak casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, our thick, gloopy base beer takes on distinct whisky notes, perfectly complementing its roasty, toasty bitterness.
8% ABV, 11.2oz bottle
Deshutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine 2014
The Reserve Series romance all began with our first release of this limited-edition brew. Mirror Mirror, born of a double batch of Mirror Pond Pale Ale, is an inspired barley wine ale layered with intriguing nuances. Explore this latest incarnation and enjoy its delicious complexity in every sip.
Previously released in 2005 & 2009
11% ABV, 22oz bottle
Oakshire Perfect Storm IPA
Single batch brew from Oakshire. Made one time.
Bittering Hops: Chinook, Crystal
Finishing Hops: Citra, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Zythos
Dry Hopping: Citra, Centenial, Mosiac
9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs, 22oz bottle