Beaux Freres Upper Terrace, Sineann Block One, Bergstrom Estate,
Woodward Canyon, Leonetti >
"To Covet": wish, long, or crave for something
-- That pretty much defines our "Covet Cases". Here are mixed
six and twelve packs of sold out or extremely allocated Northwest wines.
Covet cases make great gifts, especially to yourself!
If you've been wanting to turn a friend on to the best of the Northwest,
these cases will impress even the most experienced wine aficionado.
If you want a selection of very fine Northwest wines for a tasting club
or special dinner, one of these cases will show off your most savory
All of the "Covet Cases" are
extremely limited. In some cases, like the Shea Wine
Beaux Freres, and Leonetti wines, there are only a few bottles
Of all the
New World Pinot noir vineyards, Shea Vineyard is ranked near the top.
It has been named one of ten "Grand Cru" US Pinot noir vineyards,
and wine made from its fruit has received the highest ratings ever given
to Oregon Pinot noir by both Robert Parker and Wine
Shea Winemaker adjusting hoses to move "Homer" to the bottling line
Extremely high demand for the
fruit of Shea Vineyard allows owner Dick Shea to sell fruit to only the
very best wineries. The name Shea is synonymous with quality in Oregon
and California Pinot noir.
A few years ago Dick
began to make very small amounts of his own Shea Wine Cellars Pinot noirs.
As winery leases for Shea fruit ended, Dick saved the very best for his
The best of Dick's own wines is the Shea
Wine Cellars "Homer" Pinot noir. Each year, if the vintage is good enough,
"Homer" is made from best few barrels of the best Pinot noir from the
best blocks of one of the best Pinot noir vineyards in the country. There's
so little of it, that when winemaker Chris Matzepink (at left, preparing
the pump to send "Homer" to the bottler) was hauling a couple of five
gallon buckets of the wine to prime the bottling machine, if he'd dropped
them, a good percentage of the Homer would go running down the drain.
You better believe he was walking very very carefully.
Shea VIneyard "Covet Case" Contents:
1 bottle- --- Broadley
Vineyards Pinot noir "Shea" 04 $50
1 bottle ---- Beaux Freres Belles Soeurs Pinot noir 04 $45
2 bottles --- Westrey Pinot noir "Shea" 02 $35.95
8 bottles --- Shea Wine Cellars "Homer" Pinot noir 04 $75
$690.00 case price reflects
$77 discount from retail
Thinking about Champoux Cabs
in the shower
What started out as a one-time email offering has
turned into a most requested item! Champoux Vineyard has more fans than
we realized - and this selection of some of the best wines made from
the vineyard rocks. Champoux is one of Washington's oldest vineyards
and the wines from it get top ratings year after year. The vineyard is
jointly owned by Woodward Canyon, Quilceda Creek, and Andrew Will wineries.
The Champoux Vineyard's Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
were planted in 1972, making the vineyard one of the oldest still producing
in the Pacific Northwest.
Champoux Covet Case Contents
3 bottles -- Sineann Block One Cabernet Sauvignon
3 bottles ---Andrew
Will Sorella 03 $68.95
2 bottles ---Andrew
Will Champoux Red 03 $52.95
2 bottles--- Woodward
Canyon Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 02 $68.95
2 bottles ---Fidelitas
Cabernet Sauvignon Champoux Vineyard 03 $55.00
Beaux Freres Winery |
Oregon's tiny 2004 vintage is rated 90-94
points by Wine Spectator (that's quite good) and the wines have sold
out quickly. Memorial Day is usually the time when wineries sell their
new releases, but many of the best Oregon Pinot noir producers have already
sold out of their tiny 2004 production. Here's a case of incredibly limited,
soooo allocated, mostly 2004 Pinots, with a couple of older vintage wines
of exceptional quality.
At left, Beaux Freres WInery. Their Estate
2004, Belles Soeurs 2004, and (surprise!) the exceedingly limited Upper
Terrace 04 (only available in this case pack) are three of the most hotly
sought after Pinots from the vintage.
Oregon 2004 Pinot noir Covet Case Contents:
Very few cases available, sorry if we're sold out when you order
1 bottle -----Beaux
Freres Pinot noir
"Upper Terrace" 04 $90
or 1 bottle- Beaux
Freres Pinot noir Estate 03 $90
let us know your preference in the notes field of the shopping cart
1 bottle- --- Domaine
Drouhin Pinot noir Laurene 02 $55
or 1 bottle - Bergstrom
Pinot noir Shea 04 $55
let us know your preference in the notes field
of the shopping cart
1 bottle ---- Penner
Ash Pinot noir Willamette Valley 04 $45
1 bottle ---- Beaux
Freres Pinot noir Estate 04 $75
1 bottle ---- Beaux
Freres Belles Soeurs Pinot noir 04 $45
1 bottle ---- Argyle
Spirithouse Pinot noir 03 $60
1 bottle ---- Dusky
Goose Pinot noir 03 $45
1 bottle ---- Shea
Wine Cellars "Homer" Pinot noir 04 $75
1 bottle ---- Bergstrom
Pinot noir Bergstrom Estate Vineyard 04 $75
1 bottle ---- Shea
Wine Cellars Pinot noir "Wadenswil" 04 $47.95
1 bottle ---- Broadley
Vineyards Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 04 $50
1 bottle ---- Brick
House Winery Pinot noir Cuvee du Tonnelier 04 $45.95
$699.00 case price
Be a golden egg, not a lemming!
(OK, it's a stretch....)
Dare to be different!
Are you in your third year of waiting
to be raised to the candidacy for membership on the waiting list of the
$350 a bottle California "Hollerin' Buzzard Winery" customer list? Are
you excluded from the customer list of California's "Louie
Weeton Versatchie Winery" because you dared to decline a shipment back in 1982?
time to try the best
Big Reds of the Pacific Northwest.
Here's a case of some big names and some lesser knowns,
all among the very finest examples of mostly Washington State
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and vineyard designate blends (we'd
call them Meritage but we'd have to charge an extra $40 a bottle).
Northwest Big Reds "Covet Case" contains:
1 bottle -- Sineann Cabernet Sauvignon "Block One"
1 bottle -- Spring Valley "Uriah" 03 $45 (WS 94 pts)
1 bottle -- Owen
Sullivan (O-S) "R-3" 03 $32.95 (WS 93)
1 bottle -- Betz Family Winery "Pere de Famille" 03 $45 (Tanzer 93)
1 bottle -- Woodward
Canyon Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 02 $65 (Tastings 94)
1 bottle -- Andrew Will Sorella 03 $68.95 (Tanzer 93)
1 bottle -- Fielding Hills Syrah 03 $32 (WS 92)
1 bottle -- Leonetti Merlot 04 $80
1 bottle -- Buty Rediviva of the Stones $39.45
1 bottle -- Owen Roe Hillside ZInfandel 04 $39.95
1 bottle -- Owen Roe Yakima Red 04 $41.95
1 bottle -- Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series 03 $39.50
(Tastings 93 pts)
$595.00 case price
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