Anchorage Wine House
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1320 Huffman Park Dr. Suite 170
(907) 677-9050 View Larger Map
8841 Jewel Lake Road
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Archive for May, 2012

Montes Twins 50/50 Malbec Cabernet Blend

Ah, it’s fun to be on the cutting edge. Check out our recently acquired 2010 Montes Twins. From certified wine genius Aurelio Montes, it’s a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet. The fruit is sourced from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. That’s like saying Napa over here. The Marchigue Vineyard supplies the Malbec and the Apalta Vineyard supplies the Cabernet. This is top of the line sourcing! 60% of the wine spends 10 months in new French oak. Yields are 3.6 tons per acre. I think you are starting to get the idea.

This wine is black with a purple red rim. Decant this baby or use an aerator on it. It has huge aromas either way. The nose is toasty new wood and cassis-briar black fruit, very forward. Once in the mouth the exuberant deep fruits and tannins race around with weight conviction. This is a wine that knows what it wants to be and wastes no time getting there.

Now to the really fun part, it’s not a million dollars, heck it’s not even fifty. It lists for $19.99 but we’re putting it out for a mere $14.99! This wine has big time QPR.

Wine available at all three locations:


1320 Huffman Park Dr Suite p 170 907 677 9050

8841 Jewel Lake Rd p 907 243 8885

1901 W Dimond Blvd. p 907 349 7646




Mike McVittie CSW

Wine Manager

Anchorage Wine House



Burgundy Oregon Germany Loosen Bros USA Tasting


Well, we’re tasting again, this time a fine grouping from Loosen Brothers USA. Years ago Ernie Loosen began working with Bob Bertheau at Ch Ste Michelle in a collaboration that created Eroica, proving Washington State can indeed produce world class Riesling. Ernie is still a frequent visitor his passion and efforts have led to other partnerships such as J.Christopher’s Pinot Noir in Oregon.

The Loosens span 200 years of winemaking in Germany but today they represent so much more! Loosen Bros.USA imports Nicolas Potell’s Ch de Bellene (Burgundy) and offer the 90pt J Christopher’s Pinot Noirs (Oregon). All of these wines are family owned, dirt to bottle, artisan quality products. I promise you this tasting is worth the extra effort for a Thursday night.


Our tasting will consist of:
2010 Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling
2010 Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett
2010 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese
2009 Ch de Bellene Bourgogne Chardonnay

2009 JJ Pinot Noir, Williamette
2010 J. Christopher Pinot Noir, Williamette
2009 Ch de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir
2009 Ch de Bellene Meursault
2009 Ch de Bellene Gevrey Chambertin


But wait! There’s more! Our presentation will be made by Doug Krenik a Master Sommelier of which there are only 169 worldwide. Doug also carries a CWE or Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators.

As you can see we will be covering some great ground! Tariff for this event is only $45. The tasting date is Thursday May 17th 7pm in the Fore Deck of the Captain Cook Hotel Ballroom.  For reservations please email or call Mike at  or  907 677 9050.


Mike McVittie CSW

Wine Manager

Anchorage Wine House