Today’s Selection!

elk cove

It’s a Grab ‘n Go Kind of Wine

By that I mean you gotta grab it now before it goes away….


There are three kinds of wine sales here in the internet age: Buy it since it is so cheap, buy it because you’ll love it, and/or buy it because if you don’t someone else will**.

This wine is the trifecta of all that. AND this wine is the best 2012 Pinot I’ve had yet from Oregon

We just have 36 bottles of this wine to sell and come next week the wine will be gone (it will be in next week’s issue of the Wine Spectator*). With a tasty wine like this coupled with it’s score (94 Points from Speculator*, 92 from Stephen Tanzer and 93 from the Wine Enthusiast) and price this wine won’t live to see the week out on our shelves. 

The 2012 Mount Richmond is purebred Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Lighter than a pinot from Cali but with so much more grace: Lots of cherry in the smell and taste here, this wine leans a bit cherry cola (not a bad thing at all), with a hint of smoky charm at the end. The finish is long and beautiful - just the way great Pinot Noir should be. Yet for all it’s grace there is a stroke of power in the wine too. It has some firm tannins and a backbone of acid that makes me think this wine will get considerably better in 2-5 years and will probably drink well for the next 10 years after that. 

2012 was a spectacular vintage in the Willamette Valley and this wine is a great harbinger of whats to come. Hold onto your hats, folks, I have a feeling that the roller-coaster is just taking off on the wines from Oregon from 2012. If you’re into Pinot then this is going to be your year.



Elk Cove
Mount Richmond Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
2012
Regular Price: $54.99
Today: $44.99

 - Here is the Speculator Score and Notes: 
“Broad and expressive, not heavy but dense, with cherry, black plum and rose petal flavors that soar over refined tannins into a long and harmonious finish. Best from 2015 through 2022.—H.S – 94 Points”


The France Mega Class!

France.

The most dynamic country in the world when it comes to wine and, by and large, the World’s leader in making wines – it’s also one of the hardest countries to get a firm grasp of it’s wines since there are so many varied regions and histories.

This Mega Class aims to help you understand France, it’s wines, it’s histories, and it’s peoples better through 12 classes over the next 6 months. We will break the country into 10 regions and tackle them one-at-a-time giving us plenty of time to discuss and taste through 8-10 wines per session - this is roughly the same amount of classroom time that I got when I got my Sommelier Certificate and I think this series is gonna be way more fun!

Each Class is $50.00 per attendee.
The cost for the Entire Series is $500.00 per person.
Contact Sunfish Cellars Here for information on Purchasing the Whole Series.
The class sized is capped at 12 for each session.

This is a breakdown of the classes and dates for each class:
The Classes will run on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm.

May 22nd - France Overview
June 5th - Bordeaux, part One
June 26th - Bordeaux, part Two
July 10th - Burgundy, part One
July 31st - Burgundy, part Two
August 14th - Alsace and Loire
August 28th - The Northern Rhone
September 11th - Southern Rhone and Provence
September 25th - Jura, Savoie, and the Mountains
October 10th - Southwest and Languedoc
October 23rd - Champagne
October 30th - France Re-Cap

 

 

 

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