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Marla Mia's and Front Street Market
(406) 782-2614
8 W Front St
Butte, MT
 
Rainier Distributing
(406) 782-9158
1005 South Montana Street
Butte, MT
 
Liquor Store #4
(406) 259-2265
1302 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT
 
Blue Rock Beverage Co
(406) 433-3734
501 9th Ave SE
Sidney, MT
 
Regal Eagle Casino & Lounge
(406) 488-4704
900 S Central Ave
Sidney, MT
 
Park Street Liquors
(406) 782-6278
133 West Park Street
Butte, MT
 
Wine Sellar & Photo
(406) 494-5130
3333 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT
 
Blue Rock Products Co
(406) 433-3403
501 9th Avenue Southeast
Sidney, MT
 
Liquor Store Montana Retail Store #140
(406) 727-4141
1100 20th Street South
Great Falls, MT
 
Marla Mia's and Front Street Market
(406) 782-2614
8 W Front St
Butte, MT
 

WesMar Russian River Pinot Noir

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WesMar Vineyards WesMar Winery was started in 2000 by husband and wife Kirk Wesley Hubbard and Denise Mary Selyem, both of whom previously worked with Russian River’s famous Williams & Selyem Winery. Their winery is ultra-boutique, consisting of 1500 square feet and no employees. We met Kirk and Denise while dining one evening at the Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton in Sonoma County, and they promised to send us some of their wines, almost all of which are Pinot Noir. The wines are mainly sold through their mailing list, and they often sell out fast, so go to their website www.wesmarwinery.com if you’re interested in purchasing.

Winemaking at WesMar is very much a hands on, artisanal operation. Fermentation is done in five ton open-top stainless steel milk shipping containers with punch downs done by hand. Between 20 and 40 percent of the fruit is fermented whole cluster, and pressing is done with a bladder press once used for apples. The wines are aged in French oak for 11 months; between 50 and 70 percent of the barrels are new. Winemaking is done by gravity flow, and the wine is not filtered.

While the WesMar Pinot Noirs reflect the terroir of the different vineyards from which they are sourced, there is a house style here of nuanced wines, velvet smooth on the palate with a feminine character, the kind of Pinot Noir we love to drink and that combines well with modern cuisine. This is the first time we’ve tasted these wines. It surely won’t be the last.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ($35) 89

There’s lovely purity of fruit in this wine from the nose to the finish. Medium light ruby in color, the wine is fruit forward with an attack of red cherries accompanied by a light earth note. The nicely balanced palate shows more pure red fruit and a touch of undergrowth, and it finishes very long.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard Sonoma Coast ($40) 90

This medium light ruby colored is more focused than the ...

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Wine 'Doggy Bag' Regulations in Montana

The Liquor Control Commission tells us that a person may take an alcoholic beverage away from the licensed premises providing the license allows the sale of alcohol for on or off-premises consumption.  A restaurant holding a restaurant/beer license may not allow wine to be removed from the premises.  They suggest that a partially consumed bottle of wine be re-corked before it is removed. (see note 2)