Sommeliers are known for their ability to identify a wine's subtle flavors, a feat they accomplish by defragmenting the molecules with the bonus taste buds in their livers. Trust their gut with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a wine tasting for two with two glasses of wine and $30 to spend on wine (a $78 value)
- $63 for a wine tasting for four with four glasses of wine and $30 to spend on wine (a $126 value)
After the Saturday tasting, guests receive a glass of one of the tasting wines. Bottles available for purchase include all Pont 21 releases ($27) and the 2010 Isabelle Project ($36). This Groupon is valid only on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Every time he begins a new handcrafted batch, winemaker Philip Coates strives to bring out the elemental flavors of his Washington-grown grapes. A limited production schedule lets Philip and his team spend more time on each varietal, de-stemming grapes by hand before fermenting batches with native yeasts and aging them in french oak barrels. Next, they fill, cork, and wax each bottle by hand before applying labels designed by local artists.
Though his repertoire has grown since 21 Cellars’ inception in 2003, Philip’s specialty remains bordeaux varietals, including a 2009 malbec and the 2006 Pont 21 cabernet sauvignon, which _Seattle _ magazine deemed Washington’s top new wine of 2011. Alongside wine by the bottle, staffers pour samples of current wines at weekly tastings at Anthem Coffee and the 21 Cellars’ own tasting room—a cozy grotto lined with oak barrels.