Corvidae Merlot & Sauv Blanc-Jack Tipple’s Weekly Wine Picks 2/6/19-2/13/19
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 2/6/2019-2/13/2019
OR while supplies last!
Winemaker’s Notes: Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most dynamic grapes grown in the Yakima Valley. When fully ripe it still has the hallmark acidity and fragrance of world class versions. The Outlook Vineyard is the source of this fruit. Planted in 1982, the vines yield perfectly ripe fruit that has fully ripe flavors, plenty of minerality, with tremendous natural acidity.
Pair this bright, refreshing wine with oysters on the half shell, sautéed scallops or a mixed green salad with Chevre and a citrus vinaigrette.
On Sale Thru 2/13: $12.99
Winemaker’s Notes: The Rook is a beautiful Merlot from two Yakima Valley vineyards. Here this grape is profoundly complex, exuberant fruit aromas and flavors, rich body, and a long silky finish all contribute to form a complete rich red wine. The wine was aged in mostly neutral French oak to keep the bright fruit flavors lively. Showing red and black fruits, sarsaparilla, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, pillow soft mid-palate. The Rook is an unabashed Washington State Merlot destined to help upright the California Sideway’s lunacy.
On Sale Thru 2/13: $13.99