Wine Club at the Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®
The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is excited to offer a Wine Club which allows us to build stronger relationships with our guests as well as provide discounts on great wine from around the world.
Wine Club Quarterly Wines
- Quarterly bottles of wine
- Options: Reds, Whites or Josh’s Picks
- We will have suggested wines for each category but you may substitute a bottle for one of equal or less value
- Pick up at the Rack House only
Spring – March
Summer – June
Fall – September
Winter – December
We will reward our Wine Club members for the purchases they make at The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®. We will track your purchases for you. Once you reach $500 we’ll give you a free $25 gift card.
Tracked purchases are for the Club Member plus up to one guest. Not applicable on purchases for more than a total of two guests, payments for the banquet room events, or the quarterly wine club membership fee.
- Discount on bottles listed on the menu. Dine in or carry out.
- All purchases tracked to receive a $25 gift card for every $500 spent.
- $15 towards food, drinks, etc. during your birthday month.
- Opportunities to sample and purchase new wines from around the world.
- Exclusive Wine Club events such as tastings, pairings, and dinners
- Pre-sale and discounts available to all Rack House special events.
- Free dessert for every new member referred.
- Refer four new members in a year and receive one quarter of your membership free!
Questions About The Wine Club? Ask Us!
Quarterly Wine Club Selection
Spring 2021 Selection
The 2019 Kung Fu Girl Riesling out of the Ancient Lakes appellation of Washington State is the brainchild of Charles Smith. One night, Charles was eating Chinese takeout and watching a fight scene in a notorious martial arts film when he had an idea: a killer white wine made to be paired with Asian food. Just like that, Kung Fu Girl was born.
This wine is 100% Riesling and has been described by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as, “Juicy and lively, with lots citrus blossom, lychee and a touch of lime… [this Riesling] is medium-bodied, vibrant and crisp on the palate, with terrific purity, integrated acidity and a great finish.” This Charles Smith wine see 2 months in the barrel on lees to round out this great summer sipper. The vineyard is owned by the Milbrandt’s. Evergreen Vineyard was planted in 1998 by Jerry Milbrandt, the vineyard rows lie along a stretch of steep cliffs above the Columbia River in the Ancient Lakes AVA. A cooler site due to river influence, the nitrogen-poor soils are composed of fragmented basalt, gravel silt, and caliche deposited during ice age floods. This site produces fruit with sublime mineral character and great acidity, a balance that winemakers are glad to exploit.
As it was envisioned, this wine goes great with spicy ramen, Sriracha pork tacos, and freshly shucked oysters.
The approach to Chardonnay making is described by the folks at Stillman Street in the belief “in making Chardonnay that is fresh and full of vibrant, vineyard-inspired fruit—unpretentious, bistro-style wine that brings pleasure and offers great value. Capturing the bright orchard fruit flavors that make Chardonnays from the Sonoma County so enticing. Our Stillman Street Chardonnay is a perfect complement to modern cuisine, and a perfect get together wine. “
The Stillman Street Chardonnay is crafted from highly acclaimed vineyards, receiving 91 points from Wine Enthuesists in mid-January for the 2018 vintage, Stuhlmuller Vineyards on the banks of the Russian River where the 3 AVA’s of Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill and Russian River converge makes up 80% of the fruit. The other 20% comes from Jaxon Keys Vineyard in Mendocino, a vineyard that was planted in 1983 and provides small yields of beautifully concentrated fruit.
The 2018 growing season in Sonoma was characterized by many winemakers as exceptional. The Spring started with near perfect fruit set and the weather stayed consistent throughout the summer with many fewer heat spikes than normal. The season provided for an abundant crop with clean healthy fruit.
Acclaimed winemaker Leo Hansen was at the helm once again for this vintage. Leo used older French oak barrels to ferment and age roughly 50% of the wine. The wine in barrel was aged Sur Lie with frequent stirring for 10 months. The balance of the wine was aged in tank to blend in it’s natural crisp acidity while maintaining the vineyard fresh Chardonnay characteristics
Subtle pear and apple aromas are complimented by a slight touch of oak. On the pallet the orchard fruit flavors express themselves alongside layers of citrus, minerality and a hint of vanilla.
The Tapiz Alta Collection was born to celebrate the addition of Jean Claude Berrouet (ex-Petrus wine maker presided over 44 vintages at this revered Bordeaux winery) as Consultant Winemaker in 2013. The alta (high-altitude) fruit comes from Tapiz’s sustainably-farmed estate vineyards in Uco Valley, Mendoza. Chief Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela and Jean Claude work together to create a beautiful tapiz (tapestry). The vineyards are estate vineyards of the San Pablo Vineyard in Mendoza’s Uco Valley. San Pablo is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Mendoza (4,600 feet above sea level). This extreme altitude provides for warm days which impart concentration to the grapes, and cold nights which give natural acidity. The state-of-the-art winery is located in the vineyard and is sustainably farmed. Harvest is done by hand with the sorting coming way of a double manual selection. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks for approximately 15 days at 80°F. It is then aged for 9 months in French (85%) and American (15%) oak barrels (first and second use).
This is a full-bodied yet elegant wine that has the acidity and complexity to drink on their own or complement food. The jammy black-fruit aromas follow through on the palate. The aroma is complimented by Christmas spice and clove scents. This Malbec finishes with blackberry, chocolate, and fig flavors on a rich, oaky finish.
First up in our Red Selection is a fan favorite, the 2018 Odd Lot. In winery parlance, “odd lots” are the wines that haven’t yet found a home. Odd Lot Petite-Petit is playful, fun and approachable. Odd Lot is an unorthodox blend of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. “Our winemaking approach is unconventional and our team has the latitude to explore, in service of making something delicious. Whimsical and even irreverent parameters guide our blending process: rules are meant to be broken and everything is up for consideration. The final result is an audacious and offbeat partnership of Petite-Petit that also happens to make an enticing, big red blend.”
The Monterey region is defined by morning fog, strong winds, broad temperature swings and intense sunshine. The warmer inland temperatures are moderated by the powerful influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean, which averages 50°F throughout the year. In Hames Valley, the triad of fog, strong winds and bright sunlight promote the cultivation of Petite Sirah to delicious result. The long, warm days allow full-bodied, dark fruit favors to develop while the dramatic nighttime cooling preserves the balance and structure of this big, bold wine.
The palate is full bodied for this wine but has soft tannins and a black fruit that lingers pleasantly. Peppercorn crusted beef, rosemary lamb chops, spiced grilled eggplant, and even Manchego cheese would benefit from being paired with this wine.
Situated at the heart of the Côte du Rhône and the Ventoux vineyards, with 600 inhabitants, the village of Puyméras offers a landscape of vines, olive trees, lavender and apricot trees, in a Provencal climate strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape of the vineyard is made up of harmonious rolling hills that precede the more impressive mountainous slopes of the Ventoux and a little further, of the Alps.
Cave La Comtadine is a cooperative cellar, founded in February 1930 by 12 families from the village of Puyméras. It is a tale of culture and sharing. Vines have long been cultivated around Puyméras, and the culture of vine-growing has been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. The cellar brought together 49 winegrowers committed to growing their grapes and making them into wine of three designations of origin. Today the cellar counts over 280 winegrowers spanning 6 appellations and with 1300 hectares spread around 20 villages in the Upper Vaucluse and Provencal Drome. The cellar took the name ‘Comtadine’ to claim its allegiance to the region of Comtat Venaissin.
Situated between the rivers Aygues and Ouvèze, the valley benefits from a very sunny microclimate; it is sheltered from the strong winds of the area (the ‘Mistral’) whilst Mont Ventoux’s influence, 1912m high, brings cool nights. The vineyards are located between the altitudes of 300m and 500m, on the foothills of Mont Ventoux. Composed of ancient stony terraces, the soil is mainly clay and limestone. These factors allow the grapes to mature in excellent natural conditions.
The grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation occures for 10 days in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. There is a light filtration followed by bottling on-site at the Estate.
The wine shows a ruby red color and the aroma is dominated by fruits such as plum, blackberry, and cherry. There is a rounded mouthfeel with just the right amount of fruit finished by a slight spicy finish. Enjoy this with tuna, grilled meats, or pasta dishes in a red sauce.
Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present. The vineyard’s own Chardonnay grapes are complemented by a selection of grapes from the Central Valley, which is renowned for its great Chardonnay production.
Los Vascos is located in Valley de Caneten (Colchagua), a closed valley in the central zone of Chile, approximately 25 miles from the sea. The valley provides a perfect microclimate for high quality viticulture, with Northern exposure to lands uncontaminated by airborne or water-borne pollutants. Daily on-shore winds provide temperature changes between 68-77°F, for optimum maturation of the grapes. With 1,581 acres, it is one of the largest vineyards in the central Colchagua valley, at the foot of Mount Cañeten.
The grapes are sourced from the coolest terroirs in Colchagua Valley, complemented by grapes sourced from vinegrowing partners in the neighboring Casablanca Valley.
The main characteristics of the 2019 season were an early harvest, low rainfall, and a slight risk of disease and pests. It began with a frost-free winter with little rain and average low temperatures that were rather warm for the period. The spring was quite mild, despite the temperature dropping below freezing a couple of times. Finally, the summer was hot with maximum temperatures of 100°F. As a result of these characteristics, the harvest was 13 days earlier than the previous season, taking place from Mid to late February.
The grapes were harvested before daylight in order to keep a maximum of freshness. On arrival at the winery, they were pressed and fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential. The wine does see partial ageing on its lees, which help create its unique mouthfeel.
The wine is an intense yellow color. Fruit-scented nose of ripe pineapple, banana, and honeydew melon finish with lime and a fresh hazelnut note. The wine is very well-balanced with creamy and persistent mouthfeel. The wine is rich on the palate, with a great persistence and refreshing acidity. Enjoy it with pan-fried pork chops and mushroom risotto.