At Stellina it’s never just business-as-usual. Take our next wine tasting on Thursday February 26th at 6:30, when we present The Exotic Wines from the Pacific Northwest.

It took a while to organize this tasting, because we were looking for wines that would explore the full scope of what some consider America’s most exciting vinicultural region.

Included will be a spicy Gewurztraminer from Washington State’s oldest vineyard, Chateau St Michelle. And since they’re famous for their white wines, we’ve also added a vintage of the very rare Chateau St Michelle Late Harvest Chenin Blanc, a dessert wine that compares favorably with the flowery Vouvrays of the Loire Valley.

The reds encompass radically different styles. The wines from Spring Valley Vineyard, in this case their estate grown Uriah blend, and Stella Maris’ Northstar are both similar to other Bordeaux-inspired wines. But in this case the percentages of the grapes are often different, including one with an unusually high concentration of Cabernet Franc, a grape that lends the wine an unusually plush flavor and rich texture.

Finishing the tasting will be a prime representative of what is the signature wine of the Northwest, the Pinot Noir. In direct competition with French Burgundies, Oregon Pinot Noirs have often come out on top. We’ll be tasting a sample from Erath Vineyards of the Willamette Valley, which is made with traditional French clones.

This wine tasting includes antipasti and professional commentary. Cost is $29 per person. Reservations are required. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservation page of this website.