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Featured Winery: Leonetti Cellars

Loess Vineyard at the Figgins Family Wine Estate -(photo from Leonetti Cellars)

 

The Figgins Family Wine Estate has a deep history spanning over a century in Walla Walla Washington. The Leonetti Cellar was founded in 1977 as the valley’s first commercial winery. We’ve curated a collection of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages ranging from 2004 to 2016. Join us for a bottle!

 

Flavor profiles from our Leonetti Cellars Merlot Collection:

Leonetti Cellars 2016 Merlot Wine2016:

“A classic vintage for Merlot. This wine has a delicious, creamy nose with jammy black fruits and mixed florals. It is incredibly broad on the palate–a distinctive characteristic of Washington Merlot. The finish is spicy, sweet, lively, and lengthy.”

2012:

“The wine is dark and saturated. In the glass, the wine explodes with an ethereal, complex nose of cinnamon, plum, pomegranate, clove, and a hint of spring pine forest. On the palate, the wine has delicious fresh ripe fruit, reminiscent of berry pie filling. Incredible richness but with a stunning levity that lifts. Quite simply an incredibly sexy, hedonistic wine.”

2008:

“The nose leads with complex spice, ripe fruits including strawberries, raspberries, and other bramble fruits, and has background aromas of mint, pine, white pepper, and juniper berries. Searching harder, there’s just a hint of earthy mushroom or forest floor. It is deeply lush, soft, and packed with caramel, vanilla, fruit, and chocolate on the palate. Its tannin and acid are in perfect balance and will help this wine age for at least ı5 years, though it is already drinking wonderfully.”

 

Flavor pofiles from our Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Collection:

2016 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wine2015:

“Nearly black in the glass. Intricate nose of licorice, lavender, dried herb, cold black coffee mixed with caramel, black fruits, and elderberry. Incredible purity of fruit. Massive, but plush, with a core of mouthwatering acidity and a polished finish.”

2013:

“Dark and brooding, the Cabernet has a beautiful nose of blackberries, blue fruits, spices, and black tea, perfectly framed by a light touch of toasted French oak. As a warm year in the Walla Walla Valley, Cabernet truly shined and yielded deliciously generous wine with a long, pure finish. This is a classic Leonetti Cabernet from a remarkable vintage.” 

2010:

“Saturated dark ruby to the rim. This  Cabernet has a tremendously pleasing nose of mixed berries, crème brulee, cassis, baking spices, and cinnamon. The palate is tightly wound yet plush, having simply perfect balance and length. There is a lot of ripe tannin here, but not a rough edge to be found. After 5 days open, the wine continues to develop and display remarkable purity of fruit.”

-tasting notes and wine descriptions sourced from Leonetti Cellars

2018 Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator

Best of Excellence Award

Each year Wine Spectator awards a number of restaurants honoring wine programs by recognizing lists that display excellent breadth across multiple regions and/or significant vertical depth of top wines, along with superior presentation. Each wine lists selected features a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Ranging in size from 90 selections to several hundred, these lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery.

This marks the 28th year the Chuckanut Oyster Bar has received this honor. Each wine is carefully chosen and covers every major wine producing region in the world.

Explore our wine list here.

Join us for a taste on our patio overlooking Samish Bay this season.

Award Winning Wines from Around the World

The Oyster Bar’s Wine Cellar

Can it be a perfect meal without a perfectly paired wine to accompany it? We don’t believe it’s possible! That’s why we at The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive strive to fill our wine cellar with award winning wines to enhance your night-out experience.

Oyster Bar owner Guy Colbert and wine selector Amanda Abbott personally choose award winning wines from around the globe, covering every major wine-producing region in the world. We take great care in selecting wines that enhance the entire experience of dining at The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive. Wines not only add a new dimension of flavor to dishes, but are an opportunity for you as a diner to experience the flavors of a different place and time.

Wine of the month - The Oyster Bar on ChuckanutIn the 2005 Malvira San Guglielmo, diners can taste the flavors of Piedmont, Italy. The rare, luscious red wine opens with a nose of blackberry and tobacco and follows with hints of vanilla and leather on the palate.

Or diners can swing the villa windows open and smell the Atlantic waters of El Puerto de Santa María, Spain with a glass of Oloroso La Garrocha. The sherry wine is crafted on a family farm that’s been in business for nearly two centuries now. Your glass is served at room temperature and holds an almost sweet, nutty flavor with hints of the nearby ocean.

Sancerre Rose 2016This month, we’ve added the Sancerre Rose from the tiny hamlet of Terre de Maimbray. Born in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, the rose wine tastes like a French summer feels. Aromas of white currant, apricot and peach accompany a soft, pale color. It’s a perfect choice for a light salad on a sunny day.

Collecting award winning wines like these leads to an award winning wine cellar. For 27 years now, The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive’s selection has been voted as one of the outstanding Wine Lists of the World by the prestigious Wine Spectator Magazine. It’s an honor to be selected year-after-year, and we’re thrilled to offer you the opportunity to taste flavors from the around the world, while appreciating a view only the Pacific Northwest can provide.  

See our full wine list.

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Featured Wine: 2012 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Founded in 1979, Quilceda Creek the top, consistently hits the mark as a top Cabernet Sauvignon producer. A world class winery right here in Washington State.

2578 Chuckanut Drive
Bow, WA 98232

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