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Mountain Cabernet, Mountain Malbec 
Powerful Napa Valley Reds...both under $40 
March 15, 2017
Gather 'round, friends. We have two strong, rich Napa Valley reds from the mountains. And they're both under $40/bottle.
Not only do you get BANG, you also get Bang for your BUCK.
Read all about these two "Mountain Wines" below. 

Tasting Events
Didier Dagueneau 2014 Vintage Tasting 
This Thursday, March 16, 5 to 8 P.M.
Tomorrow night we pour a flight of three Didier (Benjamin) Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly (aka Pouilly-Fume). SILEX, PUR SANG and Blanc Fume.  $25/tasting. All three wines will be available for purchase in limited amounts. More info and the Double D line-up HERE.    
Willamette Valley Wines 
This Friday, March 17, 5 to 8 P.M. 
Here's the plan: bring your leprechaun costume to BRW, taste the Willamette Valley wines with us, then use our Back Room for a dressing room. PRESTO! You're ready for St Paddy's Day.
Great line-up for you. We start with a delicious Viognier,
then present you 3 heavy-hitter Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs:
Beaux Freres, Bergstom and Big Table Farm.
All single vineyard 2014 vintage.

$20/tasting. Wines poured on sale for 10% off.
Here's the Willamette Valley line-up. 
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Today's theme: Nuance is nice, but Bigger is Better.
We recently brought these two Napa Valley "Mountain Reds" into the store. Order anytime. We're ready for you, and the wines are too.

Napa Valley 2014  $34/bottle 
From the Western side of Napa Valley,
on steep slopes of shale
high above Oakville, comes this Malbec from Relic Winery's "The Archive" project. The Archive is their "one off" label, wines of special character and distinction that they may only release once. We're fans of The Archive because the wines are always fun, interesting, and delicious. We love the squat 750 ml bottles, too.
This is classic Malbec: dark and intense, with flavors of ripe blueberries, plums, and dark chocolate. Smooth tannins, mild acid and a nice, long finish of exotic spices and mocha. With an hour decant the fruit remains front and center, but complementary flavors of leather and amaro are amplified and more distinct.
With Spring breaking out (in Napa at least), it's time to dust off the grill and serve this with some grilled meats and veggies!
18% combined Cabernet Sauv/Cabernet Franc. Only 105 cases made.  
Buy The Archive Malbec here

BLACKSMITH Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 2013
Best under $40 Napa Cabernet I can remember.
Naturally, that calls into question my memory...

Owner/Winemaker MATT SMITH
(he's the BLACKSmith) buys Cab grapes from Atlas Peak for this big, bold, strong, complex Napa Cab.
Fans of big, bold-flavored Napa Cabernet, this is a slam dunk.
It's full of black berries/cherries, espresso, anise, dark tobacco, clove, five spice, vanilla bean and toasty oak smells and flavors. Full bodied, good tannic structure, long expansive finish. Drinking awesome now, especially with roasted and grilled, full-flavored red meats.
The Archive Malbec/Blacksmith Cabernet  
Mixed Case
6 bottles of each wine above: $389  (10% discount included) 

Archive/Blacksmith Half Case
3 bottles of each: $205  (5% discount included)

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mixed case/half case, please.

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Spring Has Sprung in Napa Valley 
Daylight savings time has begun, we're experiencing fantastic spring weather, trees are blooming like sons of guns, and the vines are not far behind.
After drought-busting rains, Napa Valley is basking in our sunny precursor to spring. Condolences to our friends in the east who just got walloped with ice and snow. It IS still winter, of course, and we, too, have a few more chilly & wet days on the horizon. Our minds, however, have moved into spring. We're out there, Jerry, and we're lovin' every minute of it!  
Drink more Santenay. Dan 
Daniel Dawson, Sean Nelson,
Richard Phoenix, Scott Rittenhouse 

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