Wine Bank

(253)564-1101 7017 27th St W # 1
University Place, WA 98466-7833
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  • ‘Tis the season to break your piggy bank and spend its contents on some higher-priced wines! We spend a lot of time on Snooth talking about and presenting you with crackerjack value wines. Our goal is to demonstrate that cost is not always commensurate with quality. But oftentimes there is a very valid reason why you should invest in a higher-pr... Read More

    From the article Special Occasion Wines Worth The Price

  • Chapelle de Martignac Graves 2000


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website Graves is an AOC created in 1937 although there has been viticulture in the area since at least the Romans for dry white and red wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux and north of the small town of Langon. My bottle was made at ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Definitely like what Cabernet Franc adds to Right Bank Bordeaux, and it no doubt helps shape many Bordeaux Blends in the US but unfortunately it's not often highlighted there. One of my great blind spots in old world, or French wine is definitely Chinon. I've tried a couple young Baudry's and did not care for them much. I do have some more bottl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc

  • I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is...  To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc

  • Cuvee Prestige Chateau Mercier Cotes de Bourg 2005


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for a mere £3.99 as I was the only bidder.Cotes de Bourg is an AOC created in 1936 although there is a record of winemaking in the area as long ago as the 2nd century AD.from a large area of 15 communes around the small town of Bourg-sur-Gironde.This is locate... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Since today is actually the day, we're continuing our celebration of 30 years. The CFO (RBA - Chief Financial Officer, aka the one who works for the bank and deftly handles our finances) and I threw some strip steaks on the grill and roasted some zucc and potatoes. The wine I pulled from the wine fridge was one she brought back from a trip to It... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Interesting description of the 2012 Chesters Anvil Zinfandel wine from their web site:2012 ZinfandelMead RanchAtlas Peak, Napa Valley$40   400 casesORDER HEREOrange and clove spice, tobacco, leather, cola, caramel, tiramisu. Rich layered tannins. A wine that rewards the imbiber by unraveling little mysteries as it aerates over time in the glass.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • Chateau le Puy du Chay Puisseguin Saint Emilion 2000


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex..It is from the Puisseguin Saint Emilion AOC which was created in 1936 for red wines from the Puisseguin commune to the north-east of the town of Saint Emilion.It is one of the four 'satellite ' Saint Emilion appellations.I have not been able to find out much about Chateau Le Pu... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

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