A classic Merlot, Rough House and a Montepulciano

Duckhorn has been making wine in Napa Valley since early ’70s, so of course-some things happen-then with experience awesome things happen.

Such is the case.

Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Vineyards 2009: With firm tannins and exceptional length, this is a lovely and age-worthy wine that shows how much Merlot can excel in a cooler growing season. The aromas are rich and inviting with layers of amaretto, sweet spice and cedar. On the palate, lush flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry dominate, with the tannins adding structure and depth. $50

Without a doubt worthy!


Rough House Red 2008: Our own backyard made in Woodinville, I’m continued to be impressed with all their wines and quality being made at Covington Cellars-The 2008 Rough House displays an intense bouquet of black cherry, cedar and clove.  The palate is full of ripe plum, licorice, and spice.  This big yet elegant wine will make many mouths happy. $20

and if you’re feeling Italian

La Meriggia 2010 Montepulciano d’ Abbruzzo- you can become  a fan of these-such as myself-an easy drinking Italian red that’s only $13 first and then

Montepulciano D’ Abruzzo is the richest example of wines made from this grape. Plump and juicy, these wines deliver a simple, yet satisfyng, wine experience that partners well with a wide variety of spicy and grilled foods. The Garofoli family are masters of producing wines whose quality far exceeds their price. Enjoy!




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About David Lower

We are a boutique wine store located in the N. Tacoma Proctor district, researching and finding small winerys that make no more than 2000 cases a year, we taste and retaste to be sure of the quality, with in depth understanding what the winemaker is accomplishing, the nuances that make great wine. David Lower started collecting small winemakers in the early 90s from Spain, Italy, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon. "Procuring and tasting every wine I could afford to buy was essential to gaining some idea of what exits in the wine world". Victoria Johnson is the store Manager at Black Door Wine Company, a visual artist, understands that details make all the difference in good and great wine. She enjoys exploring the wines with David developing her palate gaining a quick and refine knownledge. .
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