Hello friends. Wine Spectator released their Top 100 of 2015 yesterday, and our crystal ball was pretty good this year. It was also a *very* good year for the PacNW, with ten wines making the cut (five from Washington, five from Oregon), and all ten landing in the top fifty. Furthermore, Washington took the #2 spot (Quilceda Creek’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon) and Oregon took the #3 spot (Evening Land’s 2012 La Source Pinot Noir). Congrats to everyone who landed on this list this year!
Now then, I’m going to include reorder links for two of the previously-offered wines on the list that *might* still be available. “Might” is an important word here. Nothing moves bottles quite like Spectator’s Top 100 list. I’m sure these wineries are fending off phone calls and e-mails from customers and wholesalers all over the country, and our own backs and forths on the phone and e-mail today help to explain why this e-mail is hitting your inboxes so late. Apologies if we end up having to send sold-out allocation notices, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take for the upside of having one more opportunity to access these wines.
Originally offered September 8, 2015, and in that offer, I said: …this wine has a very good chance of ending up on the Top 100 list; a strong chance of ending up in the Top 25; and coinflip odds to land in the Top 10, which is rare indeed for a Washington wine. Well, it landed at #34; not bad! Click here for full text from the original offer.
Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 92pts.”
Originally offered a whopping eight days ago (Nov 9), and I made no secret of the fact that I expected Ursa to wind up on this list. This time it wound up at #28, a fine showing indeed! Click here for full text from the original offer.
Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 94pts.”
Since it’s really hard to nail down availability on these, please send us your order requests with no upper limits, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.