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March News
By: Joel ~ 3/2/2018




A lot of our favorite producers release some of their finest wines in early spring. Trying to keep up with this deluge of delicious-ness can tax anyone’s palate. Fortunately, WoW has weeded through the chaff to find the truly best kernels; wines of superior quality at all price levels that represent the best of our great state’s potential.  Space doesn’t allow for detailed descriptions but be assured that we have vetted these wines personally.

Most of these wines will arrive throughout the month and probably into April as well. Supplies of many are limited, so if want any, call or email to reserve amounts. Check with us to confirm a wine’s arrival in the shop, or in our on-line store (



2015 Long Shadows Sequel Syrah Columbia Valley 64.50

2015 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla 121.50

2016 Erica Orr Grenache, Upland Vineyard Snipes Mountain 26.50



2015 Parvata Rhone Red Red Mountain 71.50

2015 Syrah Estate Red Mountain 71.50



2016 Merlot Walla Walla 103.50

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla 124.00

2015 Reserve Red, Walla Walla 189.00



2015 Sestina Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet base) Columbia Valley 68.50

2015 Valery Bordeaux Blend (Merlot base) Columbia Valley 52.50

2015 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc (very limited.) Horse Heaven Hills 54.50



2015 The Third Man GSM 41.50

2014 Syrah Columbia Valley 35.50

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 55.00

2015 The Deuce Syrah Walla Walla 63.50

2015 John Lewis Syrah 94.50

2015 Inigo Montoya Tempranillo Walla Walla 49.50

2015 L’Idiot de Village Mourvedre Columbia Valley 47.50



2015 Feral Sauvignon Blanc Evergreen Vineyard, Ancient Lakes 21.50

2015 Lola Chardonnay Evergreen Vineyard, Ancient Lakes 34.50

2014 Final Final Cabernet Syrah Columbia Valley 28.50

2014 Ceidleigh Syrah Red Mountain 41.50

2013 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 59.75



2017 Grenache Blanc, Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 25.85

2015 Some Days are Stones Syrah The Rocks 52.50

2015 Lola Cabernet Syrah Walla Walla 32.50

2014 Legit Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 32.50

2014 SAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Discovery Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 58.50



2015 Old Vines Cabernet, Columbia Valley 68.50

2015 Lonely Heart Cabernet Red Mountain 99.00

2015 Water Witch Cabernet-Merlot Red Moutain 60.00



“Hartford Court is run with incredible enthusiasm and competence by Don Hartford and his Winemaker Jeff Stewart.  One of the bright shining stars in California wine-dom, their Chardonnays are purely Burgundian, with sensational purity and ripeness.  The Pinot Noirs are among the finest of Northern California and the Zinfandels rank alongside … top Zinfandel producers.”  December 2014 The Wine Advocate. We are compelled to concur with Mr Parker’s high praise and description for these wines after tasting the four wines offered below. 

Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s (née Jackson-Daughter of KJ Founder Jess Jackson) appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Working with both ‘true’ Sonoma Coast vineyards, and 100 year old Russian River Valley Zinfandel, their wines offer some of the purest, richest and balanced wines of the area. Most are made in small amounts as little as 150-200 cases for the Old Vine Zinfandels. Winemaker Jeff Stewart has nearly 25 years’ experience and it shows in these superbly focused and fine wines. All have received multiple high marks from credible critics, like Parker & Vinous, including yours truly!

2016 Russian Russian River Chardonnay on sale Reg. $33.50 WoW 24.50

2013 Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast (95 pts) $59.50

2014 Pinot Noir Seascape Vineyard, Sonoma Coast (90-93 pts) $71.50

2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley (95 pts)  on sale Reg. $53.00 WoW 38.50


Everyday wines

2016 Pago Capellanes Godello (white)  Valdeorras 16.50

2016 Malvira Arneis del Roero, IT 19.50

2015 Mas de Boislauzon Cotes du Rhone 20.75

2016 Windy Canyon Poirier Cabernet-Syrah 19.50

2015 Falesco Vitiano Rosso, Umbria IT 10.50

2016 J Albin Lorelle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 15.75

2016 La Quercia Aglianico del Puglia 15.50

2016 Johan “Farmlands” Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 22.75

2015 La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 13.75

2016 Baron Funes Old Vines Grenache-Syrah Cariñena Spain 8.75

2015 LUKE Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 21.75



2016 Ch Guiraud ‘G’ Bordeaux Blanc 23.50

2014 Liger Belair Bourgogne les Charmes 25.85

2014 Savary Chablis 22.50

2015 Garzon Tannat Reserve Uruguay 20.50

2012 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pellagrilli 54.50 

2015 Ch de Beaucastel Coudelet Cotes du Rhone 31.50

2015 Ch de La Gardine Chateauneuf du Pape 43.50

2015 Lionnet Cornas les Brulees 64.50

2015 Delas Cornas Chante Perdrix 64.50

January Specials
By: Joel ~ 1/13/2018

WOW January 2018 Wine Highlights

Now that the Seahawks are no longer in contention, Pac-12 football teams have tanked and we are well and truly into the classic ‘Seattle Gray’ days, we can focus on what’s really important—Really good wines to enjoy together with a good meal, friends and a warm fire!

Herewith are a selection of distinctive wines. No fancy stories this month; just a selection of flavorful wines that are here now, or arriving throughout the month!

Discounts: 10%/6-11 bottles; 15% 12+ bottles (Club Members gain more - call for more information). All bottles are 750ml unless otherwise noted


Want to know what's coming up here at WoW? Check our calendar.



2016   Zenato Pinot Grigio delle Venezie $10.75

2016   Pietro Nera La Novella Bianco ‘terrazze’ [Nebbiolo bianco], Retiche di Sondrio IGT $15.75

2015   Felsner Gruner Veltliner Lössterrassen Weinviertel Austria $13.25



2015   Quinta do Roriz Pazo de Roriz Tinto, Douro blend $15.75

2015   Falesco Vitiano Rosso, [Sangiovese, Cab Sauv., Merlot], IGT Umbria $10.50

2015   Powers Spectrum red Blend, Columbia Valley $12.85

2015   Domaine Remy Passot Chiroubles, Cru Beaujolais $14.75

2014   Ch de Gaudou Grande Ligne Cahors [Malbec/Merlot] $13.85

2016   La Quercia Aglianico del Puglia $15.50



2015   Pomum Cellars Chardonnay Columbia Valley $26.85

2015   Trinity Hill Winery Pinot Noir Hawkes Bay NZ $18.75

2015   Illahe Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir ‘Bon Sauvage’ Willamette Valley $34.75

2015   March Cellars Vital Gratitude Malbec/Syrah Columbia Valley Malbec- Syrah 50-50 $26.75

2016   Savage Grace Syrah Red Willow Yakima Valley, $31.50

2016   Savage Grace Syrah Underwood Mtn Vyd  Columbia Gorge $44.50 (only at WoW)

2016   Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain (Biodynamic) $29.50

2015   Domaine Berroud Cotes de Brouilly $21.50

2015   The Counselor Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley $31.50

2015   Luke Cabernet Wahluke Slope $22.50

2015   Roger Sabon Lirac $21.75

2016   Gille Robin ‘Papillon’ Crozes Hermitage $29.50

2015   Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Zinfandel $32.50

2015   Dom. Berthaut Gerbet Fixin Le Clos $52.50

2015   Dom. Berthau Gerbet Gevrey Chambertin Clos de Chezeaux $69.75

2011   Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Gran Reserva 35 Cavatappi $53.50

2012   Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino $63.50

2014   Col Solare Red, Red Mountain $68.50



2009 Château Pajzos Tokaji 5 Puttonos, 500ml $55.75

2011   Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Porto, $26.50

2002   Dows Colheita Tawny [bottled 2013], Porto $43.50

NV   Dows Crusted Port (bottled. 2012), Porto 32.50