Bergstrom Bar Take Over!

Anders Bergstrom will be at our wine bar featuring selections from three different vintages!

 

 

Bergstrom Tasting

We are excited to welcome Anders Bergstrom of Bergstrom Wines to Park Avenue Wines for an In-Store Tasting. The Bergstrom Family holds steadfast in the belief that grapes from their hillside vineyards combined with biodynamic and sustainable winemaking practices produce world-class Oregon Wines.
 
2014 Old Stone Chardonnay
2015 Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir
2016 Shea Pinot Noir
2015 Gregory Pinot Noir
 
$10 for tasting / fee waived with purchase

Champagne Week — Historic Houses

Tim Cuscaden will be pouring an all star lineup featuring some of the oldest champagne houses that are household names.

 

Wines Featured

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne 2008
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2009
Krug “Grande Cuvée” 163 Ème Édition Brut Champagne

Fee: $20

Champagne Week — Bollinger

We are so excited to welcome Bollinger, represented by Brittany Powers to kick off Champagne Week!

Featured Wines:

Bollinger Special Cuvée NV
Bollinger Rosé NV
Bollinger La Grande Année 2005
Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2005

Fee: $10

December Staff Picks Tasting Part Two.

It’s holiday party time!
Whether you are hosting a quiet gathering of five or a raucous family get together of fifty, we have the perfect bottle for your holiday table.
Join us for the second installment of our December Staff Picks tasting.

Featured Wines:

Domaine Corinne & JP Grossot Chablis 2015
Rapalino Barbera D’Alba 2013
Château Lafond Canon Fronsac 2012
Antonelli Montefalco Rosso 2012
Viña Real Crianza Tinto 2011

Fee: $5 waived with Newsletter Bottle purchase

Château Lafond Canon Fronsac

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Bordeaux, France

$19 bottle / $114 half case / $194 full case

While nowadays neighboring St. Émilion gets all the press, there was a time in the 18th century when Canon-Fronsac was the most sought-after Bordeaux region. Although it is no longer poured at the court of Versailles, wineries like Château Lafond are still making full bodied wines with balance. Ripe cherry, plum and blackberry flavors are predominant with an underlying tannic structure. Great to pair with holiday roasts.

Joanna’s Pick

2015 Felsina Chianti Classico

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Tuscany, Italy

$27 bottle / $154 half case / $276 full case

This wine is hitting it on all cylinders! Year in and year out the Felsina estate produces some of the best wines in the region. This vintage is a tremendous wine for the money. Vibrant and lively with loads fruit and acid. Notes of tobacco, spice, and wood. The perfect bottle of vino for holiday celebrations. Purchase by the case because it will go fast!

Will’s Pick

Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti di Valgiano Rosso 2012  

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TUSCANY, ITALY

$33 bottle / $198 half case / $337 full case
$69 1.5L / $ 197 3 bottles / $352 6 bottles

Newly available in Oregon, the Valgiano estate is the crown jewel of the Lucca DOC. Winemakers Moreno and Laura place Sangiovese front and center by utilizing a small percentage of Merlot and Syrah. The fruit will appeal to those who are more accustomed to lush, modern wines while the structure is traditional Tuscan. The best notes are from expert in the field, Antonio Galloni. His notes on the high-scoring, killer 2012 vintage:

“The 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano is bursting at the seams with personality. Juicy dark cherries, smoke, earthiness, licorice and violets are all super-expressive in the glass. Fleshy and boisterous, with plenty of intense, super-ripe fruit, the 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano delivers the goods, and then some. Drink this fleshy, immensely pleasing red over the next handful of years.”
– Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

Neil’s Pick

Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

 $25 bottle / $143 half case / $255 full case

It makes perfect sense almost half of the grapes in the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir are from the Belle Pente Estate vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton. Yamhill-Carlton vines concentrate the cherry flavors in the grape, creating a deeper, richer mouthfeel with an afternote of baking spices. When first opened cherry dominates the palate and over time the cranberry notes emerge. After a few months in the bottle, the earthy notes flourish and the fruit will mellow out. Grab some of this classic Yamhill-Carlton for your holiday meals, especially if you are going to serve salmon!  Enjoy over the next 4-5 years.

Keith’s Pick

Rapalino Barbera D’Alba 2013 

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Piedmont, Italy

$16 bottle / $92 half case / $164 full case

Barbera can get a bad rap for being too fruity, this wine is a true testament to what Barbera can achieve. The vineyard site is typically reserved for Nebbiolo in the village of Barolo. The nose is one of forest floor, coffee grinds, and deep berries. On the palate, the wine is a kaleidoscope of Italian flavor profiles. White truffles, rich black currant and black cherry. It’s full-bodied, but not overly tannic; making this lush and soulful wine the perfect partner for hearty winter stews and braised meats. Purchase a case or two today at this laughably low price and I promise you’ll be rewarded over the next three years.

Neil’s Pick

Château du Petit Thouars Cuveé Admiral 2010

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Chinon, France

$27 bottle / $154 half case / $276 full case

The du Petit Thouars family has been making wine since 1634 and their wines are a great addition to Park Avenue’s selection. This bottle offers a clean and focused representation of Cabernet Franc from the great 2010 vintage. Balanced acidity with intermingling flavors of smoke, jam and just a touch of barnyard. It would be very interesting to taste these wines blind against the likes of Olga Raffault or other well-known Chinon producers. I bet it would give them a run for their money! Goes hand in hand with charcuterie, cheese, pâté. Stash some in the cellar, this will go the distance.’

Will’s Pick

Antonelli Montefalco Rosso 2012

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Umbria, Italy

$16 bottle / $92 half case / $164 full case

The 2012 Montefalco Rosso is an elegant, yet easy-drinking gem.  Purple garnet in color, the nose greets you with cherry, ripe red fruits, tobacco, tar and savory spice with slight musky undertones.  The body is medium weight with notes of crunchy red berries, cherry, tar and mushroom. This blend is the ultimate pizza night wine. Another a favorite food pairing? Beef stew. Place the pot on the stove to simmer, pour a glass and enjoy the nice, bright tannins and lingering finish. Drink now through 2020.

Keith’s Pick