NEWSLETTER SPECIALS

WE'RE STILL HERE!

May 10, 2020 by PWM

We will be open at our regular hours until further notice, with the exception of Fridays, when we are closing at 6:30 since there is no wine tasting at the moment. We are offering FREE delivery in the East Portland Metro area! We are also doing curbside pick-up if you don't want to get out of your car! Call or email us with your order! 

BEST BUYS!

May 5, 2020 by PWM

2017 MEADOWS CHARDONNAY (WASHINGTON STATE BUDDA!)

If you go Dreamy over a nice Creamy Chardonnay READ ON!  There are Chardonnays that are lean, crisp & minerally – this is NOT one of those.  This is an old school ‘California style’ Chardonnay which exudes the ripe green apple, tropical & vanilla aromas and flavors to the nines.  If you don’t think you like this style we highly recommend you invest in a nice Dungeness Crab or Lobster and skip the butter just drink this instead!     $9.95 BTL./$51.00 6-PK(8.50)

 

2010 WYNDHAM ESTATES CABERNET SAUVIGNON (SE AUSTRALIA)                                          

This is for adherents to the Credo Affumato of the Holy Conclave of Smoke & Violets, Reformed:  A well aged Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Australia’s oldest producers.  Deeeep dark black cherry, cassis, ripe plum aromas that are echoed on the palate.  Smooth, rich & Classy.  WANT TO BE ENLIGHTENED??  How does $ 8.50 by the 6-pack grab ya!?     $9.95 BTL./$51.00 6-PK

PINOT ENVY - OREGON!

April 18, 2020 by PWM

ROSE PARADE PINOT GRIS

While there was no Rose Parade festival this year we were smart enough to swoop in and pick up the Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir for our own personal Freak show.  Crafted by Oak Knoll, this was way too good to match up with Cotton Candy (seriously Riesling is the way to go here!) or Deep Fried Twinkies.  It has a wonderful open nose of fresh green pear and apple slices, wet stone, citrus blossoms and just-ripe white apricot and peach—very pretty! Light-bodied with layers of fresh orchard and stone fruits and plenty of rocky character, it finishes with a touch of phenolic grip and a wonderful white blossom quality. $7.95 BTL./$40.50 6-PK(6.75)

ROSE PARADE PINOT NOIR ROSE'

We rarely see Rose' wines from Oregon at such a fair price! Dry. Fresh & Clean, with flavors of ripe red raspberries, spice, black cherry that rewards from beginning to end. A perfect wine for Summer!  $10.00 BTL.

PINOT ENVY - CALIFORNIA!

April 17, 2020 by PWM

2014 SILVER PALM PINOT NOIR

(PINOT FOR THE PEOPLE – MONTEREY, CA)

$10.00 BTL.

Who doesn’t love a $10 Pinot Noir?  This is a very delicious medium-bodied Pinot Noir that is sold primarily to some of the finest steakhouses (thank you Morton’s) & believe me they don’t sell it for even $10 by the glass!   The Silver Palm Pinot Noir is rich and savory with notes of dark fruits and juicy red fruit flavors. It is rich and round on the palate and is a fantastic easy drinking wine as well as a food pairing wine. 2014 will be noted as one of the earliest vintages in quite some time, but it will also go down as one of the best.

                       

TEMPRANILLO MADNESS!

March 18, 2020 by PWM

2011 VALDEMAR RIOJA ESPECIAL

RETURNING CHAMPION FROM SPAIN!

$14.95 BTL./$80.00 6-PACK

Released at $35!  We found 14 cases of this Blue Chip Rioja that tasted like it had just been waiting for us.  Big, rich & absolutely Rioja!  This is from the 90 point review from the Wine Spectator.  “The 2011 Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Seleccion is a dark-colored, almost opaque, ripe and concentrated effort.   They are selling this very young (but still, it will not be released until around September 2015). It is quite heady with aromas of ripe plums, spices, lead pencil, ink and well-integrated oak. The palate is full-bodied, round and lush with plenty of dense and concentrated tannins that feel very young.”  

STEAL OF THE MONTH!

March 18, 2020 by PWM

2009 ANGEL VINE ZINFANDEL

AVERY VYD. COLUMBIA VALLEY, WA

$7.95 BTL./$45.00 6-PACK

PWM’S PLATFORM FOR 2020!

Ok, we’ve heard from the Republicans, Democrats, Radio nutballs of all stripes AND some guy in a clown suit on Hawthorne giving away $20 bills. The election is just over eight months away but we still have to fight traffic, go to work in the morning and pay taxes. So, here is OUR manifesto for the coming political cycle wherein we affirm that we are NOT trying to be all things to all people but Do have enough substance to please most anyone with an open mind:

We can be Liberal: Since the ‘Old Grape Network’ is so thoroughly entrenched (helped along by all the marketing weasels who couldn’t get work in the Record Biz so they went to work for wine distributors), we believe emphatically in Varietal Affirmative Action, actively promoting Rueda over local Pinot Gris, Italian Barbera over watery Pinot Noir, Old Vine Zinfandel over sugared Merlot and Prosecco or Cava over expensive but lousy sweet bubbles in our ever ending fight for a level playing field on your dinner table.

We can be Conservative: If your winery was (over) built ten years ago with borrowed money at high interest on expensive land that could be used to house Silicon Valley gazzilionaires instead of vineyards and you ‘need’ to get $80 a bottle net wholesale for your first vintage of Merlot to make your loan payments yet comparable wines are available from Europe or the Southern Hemisphere for 20 cents on the dollar, please don’t cry to us when you should just let the Global Marketplace do its work.

Our Economical Goals: We want you to be able to buy twice as much wine but spend half as much money with NO compromise in quality and we believe this is possible but that it is a lot more fun as well.

And we will NEVER budge from our core beliefs that among other things: Duck Fat is good for you. A good dry Rose’ is a better solution to more foods than most Chardonnay. Telemarketers must be executed without benefit of trial. That if Bill Gates would just ‘innovate’ a cure for Spam e-mails than people wouldn’t hate him so much. And, most importantly, most wine is not supposed to be Art with a capital ‘A’, it’s GROCERIES!!!

       Which brings us to the biggest elephant in the room, How the Hell can we offer a delicious 2009 single vineyard Zinfandel from Washington State that was released at $25 for a mere $7.50 by the 6-pack?!?