Today’s Selection!


Unbeatable Oregon Pinot Noir

The best Pinot Noir in the shop under Twenty Bucks…

As the 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir start to roll in one of the wines has caught me in it’s tender grip: Stangeland Oregon Pinot Noir. It’s an amazing wine and if you are, at all, into Pinot Noir then you’ve gotta snatch this up

This wine represents all that is great about Pinot Noir at a great price. It’s light bodied with a whole slew of fresh smoked cherry smells and a simple, if extremely elegant, taste. The finish is where this wine really earns it’s points: it’s persistent and lingers for good, long, minutes with a touch of spice right at the end. 

Not only do I like it but a whole mess of wine critics are raving about it too… and that just doesn’t happen too often with a wine under $20 that isn’t all tarted up. Josh Raynolds, who writes for Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar site, is notoriously harsh on wines but he gave this wine a glowingly positive review and a score of 90 to go with it. Here’s what Josh has to say: 
Brilliant ruby.  Smoke-accented red berries and potpourri on the fragrant nose, along with an energetic spiciness and a hint of cola.  Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are underscored by a dusty mineral quality and a hint of cocoa powder.  Fine-grained tannins come on late, adding grip to the spicy, very persistent finish.  With its distinct vibrancy and nerviness, here’s a 2012 that acts a lot like a 2011. 90 points 

The Stangeland Oregon Pinot Noir is the best Pinot Noir that we sell in the shop under 20 bucks. A bold statement, I know but when you try this wine I really think that you’re gonna go as ga-ga for it as I have. Heck, at this price I’d go in for 6 bottles if only to save them for Thanksgiving Dinner – though I do think if you try one now that they won’t last until then!

Oregon Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
Regular Price: $21.99
Today: $18.49

The France Mega Class!


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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