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Stage Stop Liquors Inc
(701) 663-7768
601 6th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Roundup Bar & Grill
(701) 663-4447
412 West Main Street
Mandan, ND
 
Wheels Wings N Hobbies
(701) 667-7200
4018 Memorial Hwy
Mandan, ND
 
Congress Inc
(701) 530-0754
110 North 26th Street
Bismarck, ND
 
Capitol Distributing
(701) 258-4966
110 North 26th Street
Bismarck, ND
 
Unistop Inc
(701) 667-6122
1410 Collins Avenue
Mandan, ND
 
Bill's Liquor Inc
(701) 667-1969
111 4th Avenue Northwest
Mandan, ND
 
Wayfer Vending
(701) 222-1770
RR 1
Bismarck, ND
 
Peacock Alley American Grill & Bar
(701) 255-7917
422 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
Blarney Stone Irish Pub
(701) 751-7512
408 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND
 

Elizabeth Spencer Wines: Style and Elegance

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Elizabeth Spencer WinesSpencer Graham was in town recently and we had the good fortune of tasting through the new releases of Elizabeth Spencer Wines. We are big fans of this enterprise which is owned and operated by partners Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham, who are partners in life as well as in wine. Their tasting room in Rutherford is pictured on the right.

Spencer Graham and Elizabeth Pressler have been making wine together since 1998, although each has been involved with wine for more than three decades. Elizabeth grew up near Philadelphia and, beginning with her college years, became passionately involved with food and wine. Among the luminaries she has worked with are Madeline Kammen, Alice Waters and Elizabeth David. She later became involved in wine industry marketing for some of California’s finest producers such as Araujo, Etude, Kamen and many more.

Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer GrahamSpencer spent his early years in Brazil where his parents worked in the foreign service. He later attended the University of Virginia and worked in restaurants in Charlottesville and got into wine in a serious way. He later got into the wholesale and import wine business. This is where he met Elizabeth and began representing some of her top California winery clients in the Mid-Atlantic. He and Elizabeth married in 1997 and settled in St. Helena where they began making wine, releasing the first vintage of Elizabeth Spencer in 1998.

Spencer and Elizabeth neither own vineyards nor a winery, yet they make terrific wine. They purchase grapes from a small number of growers in Napa Valley, the Sonoma Coast and Mendocino and make their wines at nearby facilities with the assistance of winemaker Matthew Rorick, a graduate in viticulture and enology from UC Davis.

Elizabeth Spencer wines are stylish and elegant. They are notably fruit forward and concentrated yet well balanced. They are generally aromatic, silky smooth on the attack and have excellent varietal character. They use oak judiciously, and the wines show it. Their white wines are delicate and the reds full-flavored. Most notably, given their high quality, Elizabeth Spencer wines are fairly priced.

Elizabeth Spencer has a terrific website: www.elizabethspencerwines.com which provides technical notes on each wine, for those interested in the winemaking details. Keep in mind that while Elizabeth Spencer Wines are widely distributed they are not easy to find due to the small quantities produced of each wine.

Elizabeth Spencer 2008 Chenin Blanc Special Cuvée Mendocino ($22) 89

This Chenin Blanc Special Cuvée displays delicate floral aromas with flavors of citrus, stone fruit and anise. On the palate it reveals a rich mouth feel with good acidity and a crisp finish with lingering mineral notes. Sourced from a 30-year old vineyard in Mendocino and whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel. 500 cases produced.

Elizabeth Spencer 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Special Cuvée Mendocino ($19) 90

The 2008 S...

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