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Weekend Feature: Elk Cove Pinot Gris

elks Golden straw in color, this fresh, Willamette Valley, white wine approaches with aromas of Asian pear, honeydew melon and hints of lemon thyme and ginger. The palate bursts with star fruit, tangerine and apple pie mingling with notes of pithy lemon-peel and white tea. Enjoy Elk Cove Pinot Gris for 50% off all weekend long! The touch of sweetness in the front lends itself to spices such as our fennel salami or dip trio, but Pinot Gris is a versatile vartietal that makes an appropriate pairing a variety of dishes. Seriously, this wine goes with just about everything, all the time, including nothing, which is sometimes a fine option, too. Wine Geek Note: Elk Cove vineyards is certified as a sustainable vineyard. Some of their practices include raising goats to control noxious weeds, no use of synthetic fertilizers, solar panels to offset energy usage, and eco-glass for over 50% of their bottles.

Fresh Mozzarella

moz 5 ounces of creamy goodness make up our made to order mozzarella. Once your mozzarella is formed, we top it with a specialty sea salt infused with Merlot, the floral notes of muddled pink pepperberries, olive oil and 12 year aged balsamic vinegar. Taste the difference in texture and flavor that freshly made mozzarella brings to your table. Pair this delightful dish with a bottle of Elk Cove Pinot Gris to discover how the creamy freshness plays with the bright minerality of this Oregon Pinot Gris in your mouth! Food Geek Note: Mozzarella curd is very temperature sensitive and can only be cooked in water between 160 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat of the water breaks down the enzymes in the curd and then reforms it into mozzarella cheese to enjoy. Also, if you feel like waiting around 2-4 months, mozzarella cheese becomes provolone!

Cheese Feature

St. Albans from Vermont Creamery

stalbans A uniquely American take on the French St. Marcellin, St. Albans takes its name from the town of St. Albans, Vermont and recalls the Creamery’s longstanding partnership with the St. Albans Cooperative, longtime producers of our high-quality cows’ milk. St. Albans delivers unique, wrinkled rinds continue to develop; the paste of the cheese becomes soft and spreadable, while the flavor becomes more robust. Try this wonderful cheese with a bottle of Elk Cove Pinot Gris tonight!

Naked Grape Vacation 2017

vacation Its vacation time for the Naked Grape again! We will be closed for our annual vacation from September 3rd through September 18th. Although vacation begins, the work never stops as we will still be searching to bring you unique wine and cheese options that you know and love. Make sure you come on down when we get back to see what’s new with our selection!

Weekly Features

Tuesday's & Wednesday's

Half-price bottles all night

Thursday

Happy hour all night