WINE & SPIRITS

The Perfect Wine for You!

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.


What’s New

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 UV - El Diablo Chardonnay
  • $74.99
UV stands for Ulises Valdez, the legendary Vineyard manager. This site was made famous by Mark Aubert. The wine has beautiful tension between fresh acidity and creamy richness. It fills the palate and the finish goes on and on. 97 points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck.
  • 2018 Tenth Stop Chardonnay
  • $89.99
Long ago, a railroad line ran from S.F. north through Sonoma County. The 10th stop on this railroad line was Occidental. While also vibrant and rich, the ripeness is more apparent with pear and peach fruit notes, and more baking spices. More opulence, but never heavy. 97 points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck.
  • 2018 Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir
  • $74.99
Usually the most reserved, and laidback Pinot in the lineup, the 2018 Terra de Promissio displays all the sanguine, earthy complexity of a Gevrey Chambertin, yet with nearly the richness and volume of its typically bigger stablemates. This is great Pinot Noir, and by far the best Terra de Promissio to date. A must buy!! 95 points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck.
  • 2018 MCM88 Pinot Noir
  • $89.99
Sourced from the oldest block of the great vineyard, formerly known as Keefer Ranch. The aromatics soar from the glass, and its RRV origins do offer slightly more ripeness, and volume, than the Terra. Another absolute knockout wine. Stunning! 96+ points awarded by Jeb Dunnuck.

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.

 


New (Re)-Acquisitions

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.

Merry Edwards

  • 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
  • $46.99
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
  • $61.99
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • $62.99

Kister

  • 2017 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
  • $69.99
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • $69.99

Rochioli

  • 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
  • $51.99
  • 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
  • $62.99
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • $92.99

A. Rafanelli

  • 2017 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
  • $41.99
  • 2017 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 375ml
  • $26.99


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:

  • 2018 Chardonnay, Seven Springs Vineyard
  • $69.99
This could easily be mistaken for Chassagne Montrachet, or Puligny Montrachet. Intense aromatics of lemon curd, ripe strawberry, peach blossom, and orange peel. The palate is concentrated with layers of nectarine, lemon spritz, and sea-like salinity. Richly flavored, yet taught and focused on the finish.
  • 2018 Chardonnay, X Novo Vineyard
  • $69.99
No discussion about the best Oregon white wine would be complete without the inclusion of Walter Scott X Novo! The wine is exotic and striking, scented with jasmine, gardenia, lemon blossom, white peach, and flint. The palate frames balance and concentration effortlessly, showing notes of lemon drops, anise, tangerine peel, fennel, and wet stones, with a salty, mouth-watering finish.
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Sojeau Vineyard
  • $69.99
On the nose, this wine is bursting with notes of sweet red and black cherries and layered spices showing savory sarsaparilla, cocoa, and sweet tobacco. The palate is concentrated with notes of bolete mushrooms, black plums, violets, and roses and has delicate yet gripping tannins that lead a vibrant and intensely mineral finish.
  • 2018 Pinot Noir, Temperance Hill Vineyard
  • $69.99
This beauty has savory qualities of dried sage, porcini mushrooms, tea rose, and pine needles that are perfectly balanced with a fruity raspberry glaze, cassis and huckleberry pie, blackstrap molasses, star anise, and baking spice. The wine is pure finesse with ripe elegant tannins, lively acidity, and a complex finish.

The above wines mix or match for a 10% discount on the purchase of 6 or more bottles.

 


These lists are not exhaustive and all wines are limited to stock on hand.
We cannot guarantee availability on any item listed.
These lists are not exhaustive and all wines are limited to stock on hand. We cannot guarantee availability on any item listed.

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