We are an owner operated store offering a carefully selected group of wines from around the world. We like to call them “wines with soul”
2016 Le Piane ‘Maggiorina’ Vino Rosso
The appellation of Boca lies in the Novara Hills, in the northern reaches of Piemonte. Similar to its neighbors of Barolo and Barbaresco, Boca in known for growing Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna). Christoph Künzli visited the area in the early nineties and instantly fell in love. He met one of the six local wine producers, Antonio Cerri (who was 80 at the time), and agreed to take over his legacy. With purchases of land for new plots, the estate has grown to just over 22 acres, with Antonio’s original vines providing the core of the production. ‘Maggiorina’ is a field blend of Nebbiolo (40%), Croatina (40%) and Vespolina (5%), along with 9 other local red and white grapes that make up the additional 15%. The vines were trained in an old-style way, that cannot tended by machines. The hand harvested grapes were co-fermented/macerated for 4-5 days in stainless steel tanks, then pressed and aged an additional year in tanks. The wine is clean with a rustic feel, with notes of wild berries layered with minerals and spice, that will pair well with game or cured meats. I recommend drinking this bottle with Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Braised Turnip Greens. -JA
We offer wines, in all price ranges that are selected by a group of 5 passionate wine lovers. Whether it’s something from our everyday drinking section, a local specialty, or a hard to find French or Italian wine we select them all with equal care.
In addition if you join our Wine Club or Soul Wine Society you receive 15% off our already competitive prices.
Owner Michael Teer has worked at Pike and Western since 1980, buying it in 1991. While still primarily a brick and mortar store our online presence is meant to not only enhance the business but give a sense of what the personality of the shop is. While wine is certainly Michael’s business it is also deeply integrated into his life.
We are located at the north end of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market.
1934 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101
We are open
Monday — Friday
10:00 AM — 6:30 PM
9:30 AM — 6:00 PM
Noon — 5:00 PM