Cutter Cascadia ‘Heavy Water’ (orange)... $55Columbia Gorge AVA, OR
This orange wine is a desert-party-pounder with notes of ripe peaches, orange flowers, savory herbs, melon rind, and papaya just to get started. I say cover yourself in body in body paint, give yourself the Playa Name of Ripe Peaches (if you don’t what a Playa Name is I’ll explain), and, most of all, OPEN UP YOUR MIND because this wine has “art house, orgy, funk-a-delic” written all over it.
Antonio Camillo ‘Procanico’ Orange... $48Tuscany, Italy
notes of burnt orange rind, white flowers, bug spray, apricot, and ginger root
La Dive Orange... $34Friuli, Italy
A nose of gasoline, Florida oranges, being in Miami Beach with sunscreen in a thong, and subtle white flower notes. Has a palate of unsweetened dark chocolate with sea salt and burnt orange rind.
La Dive Rosé... $35vacqueyras, france
Light and bright with notes of wet sidewalk after a spring rain, unripe strawberry, crushed sea shells and a hint of salinity. Think of it as "springtime flavored water" with the important addition of alcohol!
jp. bourgeois Freak of Nature Rosé ... $46La Mancha, Spain
The ‘freak of nature’ also prides itself on its unfiltered-ness (new word) and says “shake” all over the bottle. Chill it, shake it like a polaroid picture (thank you Outkast), and enjoy the notes of strawberry yogurt, beach blanket, grapefruit and a fruity and playful finish making this the perfect rosé to replace a meal with in a pinch!
Jacob Martin Syrah... $45Carpenter Hill, Oregon
lean and delicate while still having a classic nose of Rainier cherry, white and black pepper, pig skin, baseball glove, and a hint of eucalyptus in the finish
Sean Best Revealed Syrah... $52Santa Ynez Valley, California
Blue fruit, slightly spicy, tree clippings, vanilla bean, with a velvety and yet meaty finish. This wine coats your tongue like a sexy secret. If you're looking for something that resembles a full bodied California or Washington Syrah, this one is for you!
Vino de la sierra de gredos ‘4mono’ GR-10... $48Castilla y León, Spain
4 Monos means “4 monkeys” and refers to four friends and lovers of wine native to the region of Madrid. This “gang of four” randomly met while hiking in the Gredos mountains and decided to make natural wine together. The GR-10 is named after the walking trail they met on which is one of the famous walking trails of the Iberian Peninsula, linking Lisbon to Valencia. While this story makes me want to go hiking in Europe, this wine makes me want to have a delicious meal with an old lover while we enjoy sensual flirtation and stuff ourselves (with food) to ignore the sexual tension. This delicious red has aromas of black licorice, strawberry, plum, bubble gum, with a gripping dry palate with hints of cedar.
Jacob Martin Zinfandel... $48Applegate Valley, Oregon
This rustic and slightly spicy zinfandel is sexy with notes of unripe raspberry, peppered beef jerky, and winter citrus. This is a great wine to pair with food!
Thibault Liger Belair 'Les Deux Terres' ... $65Bourgogne, France
Wow! If you want to get fancy AF with this pinot noir and gamay blend then this bad ass wine is for YOU! It's classic in style but still very naturally made with care that comes through when you open it. With notes of limestone, dirty/unwashed mushrooms, strawberry, and wet tree bark with a clean light finish this wine will impress the most bougie of your friends, lovers, and frenemies!
Cutter Cascadia Ashes to Ashes Dolcetto ... $47Columbia Gorge AVA, Oregon
The nose of this versatile and very special red wine has notes of crushed coco nib, dried cherry, plum, a hint of paint for huffing with a savory, bright and tobacco-y palate. Pop the cork and blab it up with your besties!
Domaine A. Berthet- Rayne Le Nichoin a Mesange... $40Cotes du Rhone, France
It’s your opportunity to be in Rhòne place at the Rhòne time! (I love puns!) This Grenache dominant red blend is absolutely delicious with notes of bark chips, ripe blue berries, leather belt, and clove cigarette before you light it… it’s fruity and bright with lots of earth notes for balance. This wine is like your hot professor when you studied abroad in France- it’s French, it’s traditional, and it’s a little bossy/full of itself but it’s a lot hotter than the basic b***hes back home! I would describe this wine as both rustic and sophisticated at the same time!
Gaia Barbelino Monferrato Rosso... $45Grignolino, Barabara
an aromatic nose of pie cherries, blackberries, rubber cement, thyme, and new leather coat- not to mention a light and flirtatious palate- this red is like a F**K Boy: it will turn you on and yet never try to tie you down!