• Get the Clape at a Tasting in Bothell

    Saturday the 25th at 3pm

    That's right folks...we'll be offering you a chance to get the Clape from Rain City Wines!

    More about that in a second.

    We'll be diving into some serious Rhone wines with the focus on Cotes du Rhone. These days people want wines from the Rhone region but seem to skip over Cotes du Rhone and go for the larger Chateauneuf-du-Pape rather than the more approachable CDR. Well...it's time for some CDR-action.

    Here's the dirty deed's we'll be sucking down.

    2015 Domaine de Couron Little Canyon VdP
    Notes: A soft, supple and easygoing effort that gives up a nice array of black and red fruits, subtle herbs and earthy notes… It’s well made and a good drink. Enjoy it over the coming year or two. The price will kill you!!!

    2014 Domaine de Couron Cotes du Rhone 
    Notes: Lightly dusty-edged black cherry and black currant fruit is lined with a graphite note. A hint of lavender chimes in on the finish.” Wine of the Day & Best Value – Wine Spectator “It would be a perfect mid-week drinker!

    2014 Domaine Yves Cheron "Les Dentelles" Cotes du Rhone
    Notes: I was in no way angry at the price, I was down-right shocked by just how very low it was for the quality of red wine I was tasting. Comprised of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah this ripe, super roasted and deeply flavored red is a no brainer, and a case buy kind of item. There is enough juicy fruit here to just sip but because there is not too much by way of oak usage there are lots and lots of avenues you can go food wise with a wine like this. Grilled foods with a heavy char, braised meats that need a lift, burgers and even salami and cheese plates are all made more complete with a deep glug of the Cheron Cotes du Rhone.

    2014 Le Clos du Caillou Vieilles Vignes Cotes du Rhone
    Notes: The 2014 Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou offers plenty of sweet cherry, strawberry, anise and herbes des Provence characteristics in its elegant, lightly textured and juicy style that gains more weight with aeration. This is a Grenache dominant blend including Syrah, Carignan and Mourvedre.

    Which brings us to a bottle that most of you have never tried...till today. Please make sure you tell all three of your freinds where you got the Clape from!

    2015 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
    Notes: Sorry...you'll have to come in and taste for yourself!

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