WINE & SPIRITS
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Roberts Wine and Spirits offers a comprehensive selection of fine, rare, and allocated products. We are able to acquire many unique, limited production items not available in other retail establishments. Please enter The Cellar to experience the depth and breadth of the wine selection. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please send a wine request to John Akeley, Wine and Spirit Manager, and we will personally respond to your query.
2018 Senses Wines
Senses was founded in 2011 by three best friends who grew up together in Occidental. They source Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of California’s greatest vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast, AVAs. I Have been a fan for several years already but was amazed by the quality of the 2018s Senses has produced! If you are not familiar with the Senses wines you need to try them, as if you are familiar with their wonderful past vintages, you must buy these ’18s, as they are easily their finest wines to date!
There is no secret to their success. They source the finest fruit there is, from sites the share with Mark Aubert, Williams Selyem, Kistler, and Kosta Browne, to name a few. They hired wine making superstar Thomas Rivers Brown, who ensures the perfectly sourced grapes deliver on 100% of their potential.
Bottom line: You can spend more, but you can’t find better wines, and 2018 is THE vintage to buy in on, Seriously, don’t miss out.
2018 B.A. Thieriot Chardonnay
Co-founder Max Thieriot’s family vineyard. This site is renowned for producing powerful Chardonnay, with tremendous concentration, yet impeccable balance, World class! 99 points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck. Inquire for price.
2018 Day One Pinot Noir
If you prefer richer, riper, fruited Pinots, with broader shoulders, Day One is the Pinot for you. Full bodied, yet with softer acidity, this makes me think of a fine Vosne-Romanée from Robert Arnoux! 96+ points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck. Inquire for price.
All these wines assort for a 10% discount on a purchase of 6 or more bottles.
The COVID SIP has been difficult for all of us, but especially devastating to the restaurant industry. Many of the most coveted wines have been unavailable to retail stores, reserved instead for exclusive restaurant wine lists. With restaurants struggling and unable to take these allocations, top producers have started reaching out to top retail accounts, like Roberts, and letting us purchase these wines, which had until recently been off limits. Here is a shortlist of some of the new acquisitions to our shelves.
2018 Walter Scott Willamette Valley
Walter Scott is a collaboration between Ken Pahlow and Erica Landan. Ken started making Walter Scott wines in 2009, while working at Patricia Green. The wines became cult-like favorites of the restaurant scene in Portland, and in 2014 both Ken, and Erica left their employment elsewhere to dedicate themselves fully to Walter Scott wines. In a relatively short time their wines have risen to a world class level that compete against the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy, and California.
There really isn’t any secret to their success, Like the 3 friends at Senses, in Occidental, Ken and Erica source the highest quality grapes, from some of the very best vineyards in the Willamette Valley. They employ meticulous winemaking to allow the individual vineyard sites to shine through. In short, these are truly some of the finest, and most exciting, wines being produced in Oregon.
At first, it was the Pinot Noirs that got my attention, and continue to impress but, as time went on, it became clear that Ken is a master with Chardonnay. I consider these new releases to be as good as, or better than, California greats like Aubert, and Peter Michael, and compete head-to-head with top tier 1er cru White Burgundy.
Here’s what we recommend:
The above wines mix or match for a 10% discount on the purchase of 6 or more bottles.