You’ll be raven about Le Bec Fin wines

Le Bec Fin wines from Chateau Beck begin their journey in the fertile soils of Washington State’s Yakima Valley. These award-winning wines are handcrafted by legendary vintner Jean Claude Bec, utilizing his passion and experience for making memorable wines.

Newly arrived in the Northern Colorado market, you can now experience these wines for yourself:

Le Bec Fin Cabernet Sauvignon

The finesse, elegance and power from Cabernet Sauvignon combine with the soft, velvety touch of Merlot in this Yakima Valley offering. This powerful, tannic wine exhibits a varietal expression of black fruit aromas (including cassis and blackberry) in its youth.

It opens with tobacco, cedar, minerality, earth, fennel, and spice. Full-bodied, this wine awards you with a juicy, rich mouthful of fresh, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The long finish ends with a blast of fruit and spice, showing complexity with opulent layers of diversity. Fine and elegant in texture and taste, Le Bec Fin will enhance any dining experience or toast.

Le Bec Fin Vin Rosé

The flavors of Syrah and the fruit of Viognier marry to create this harmonious, vivacious, and deeply floral rosé. Pale orange, mineral tinged aromas of raspberry and tangerine are complemented by its subtle floral top note. It shows good intensity and cut on the palate, offering tangy red berry and bitter cherry flavors with a touch of zesty orange pith. It finishes on a nervy note, delivering solid punch, good tenacity, and a lingering citrus note.

A Gold winner at the Seattle Wine Awards, enjoy this delicious summer wine anytime as an aperitif with Asian food, or assorted styles of salads.

Locally, these premium Washington State wines at larger, family-owned wine emporiums, like Wyatt’s, who cater to wine lovers of all budgets and levels.

Eroica Riesling will have you shouting “Eureka!”

Launched in 1999, Eroica is a labor of love for two of the world’s great Riesling producers. The Dr. Loosen estate of Germany teams with award-winning vintner Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington, combining Old World traditions with New World approaches to craft an extraordinary Riesling using Washington state grapes.

Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, yet elegant and refined from German inspiration.

Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and mandarin orange aromas with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. Eroica is a blended statement of the finest Riesling vineyards in that state.

To achieve the Eroica style and protect flavor intensity, the grapes were harvested at night when the vineyard temperatures were at their coldest and sent immediately to press. The result emphasizes its bright fruit, crisp acidity, and an enhanced mineralilty.

Eroica Riesling pairs well with crab, scallops, picnic ham, Asian dishes, and Indian curries.

This year, Wine Spectator gave Eroica a score of 90 and The Wine Advocate gave it a 91. Discover what all the buzz is about.

You can find Eroica Riesling, as well as other impressive wines from Washington State, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

The Originals Wine blends history with innovation

Washington state winemakers The Originals source and blend quality fruit from across Washington’s best growing sections, including Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, and the Wahluke Slope, to provide balanced, quality wines with a focus on being food friendly.

These grapes are grown in regions that share the same latitude, climate, and soil growing conditions as their vines’ original ancestry.

They produce several varietals of wine, including Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and a highly versatile red blend. Of exceptional note are their Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling.

The Originals Cabernet Sauvignon is a warm and cozy Cab which shows flavors and aromas of cedar-wrapped cherries, with a dusting of wet tobacco and smoky notes of grilled meat, finishing with blackberry compote. This wine exhibits all the best from its fruit for a Cabernet with a refined, medium-weight body. It is perfect both on its own and with a hearty winter meal.

The Originals Riesling is as fresh and crisp as just-pressed linens. This citrusy, mineral-driven Riesling is a racy quencher, perfect when paired with spicy Asian entrees. Its zesty lemon, grapefruit, and Kaffir lime leaf aromas lead with a welcoming nose, layered with flavors of honeyed nectarines on the mid-palate. It displays a round mouthfeel, finishing with a cleansing minerality. This Riesling makes a great equalizer for piquant or pepper-laden foods, or accompanying a dessert like sweet potato pie.

You can find great deals on wines such as these at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont. Visit us Saturdays, from noon to 4:45 pm, to find a new favorite at our weekly wine tastings.