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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay





2016 The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay....$13.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $18.99
Compare to Wine.com at $29.99
Winery price: $32
This wine is lovely and expressive in stony mineral, lemon rind, apple, quince and bread. It's medium-bodied, with a pleasant lushness that unfolds on the midpalate.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"Tasting Notes:  Clean and fresh on the nose with notes of Meyer lemon and Asian pear. Crisp acidity on the palate is balanced with bright fruit notes of pear, Gravenstein apple and citrus and a refreshing, elegant finish." -- winery.

Barrell Bourbon Whiskey Batch #015



Barrell Bourbon Whiskey Batch #015...$74.99
  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky
  • Selection of 9.5, 10 and 11 year old barrels
  • Aged in American white oak barrels
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 107.6 proof cask strength bottling
  • Mash bill: corn, rye and malted barley



Tasting notes
Creamy exotic filberts, trails of tart Granny Smith apple skin, lush saddle leather and minute bursts of campfire charred gingerbread abound in each sip. Light swirls of the wrist offer touches of nutmeg and cardamom, begging the next mouthful. ​

Neat
Appearance: Mahogany veneer leading to motes of shimmering gold leaf melting deeply into the center of the tasting glass. Glistening and clear at the edges, natural fats and oils trail slowly down the glass, each swirl of the glass offers lush prisms of hand polished copper.

Nose: Forest floor of crushed leaves melds into a flaky, lard-spun pie crust laid over homemade mincemeat. Bacon fat and dark brown sugar toasted nuts come into the forefront, along with licks of slow cooked bone broth woven with tangles of sweet and toasty wood smoke.

Palate: Vast slabs of gingerbread toasted over a cast iron pan until just charred, scattered with oven roasted currants and pools of dark Jamaican Rum cream. Each sip of the 107.6 proof heat is beguiling as it rolls over the tongue.

​Finish: Split, buttered and griddled diner-style corn muffins slowly give way to richer notes of creamed corn with an undercurrent of cedar shavings. Fire burnished marshmallow crusts are redolent of Café du Monde Beignets sifted with powdered sugar.


With a few drops of spring water
Softly whipped cream spooned over hot, cast iron crisped gingerbread drenched with a zephyr of slowly caramelized shallot and apple butter. Puffs of charred oak smoke offer further ​mystery and intrigue.

Cafe Rumba Rum Cream Liqueur with Kona Coffee




Made right here in Missouri!
Cafe Rumba Rum Cream Liqueur with Kona Coffee...$19.99
Cafe Rumba is a delicious combination of Kona Coffee from Hawaii, real sweet cream from Wisconsin, and 5 times distilled Caribbean rum. Whether enjoyed straight on the rocks, as an additive to your coffee, in a martini or mixed drink, or in an adult milkshake Cafe Rumba was designed to be extremely versatile.

Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength OBSQ 9 years 11 months



in stock at Forysth - but you can reserve it to be transferred for later today to the other 3 locations



Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength OBSQ...$67.99Age 9 years 11 months
56.2% ABV
Warehouse: KW
Barrel # 41-1H
174 bottles produced
Recipe: OBSQ

  • "O": Four Roses Distillery
  • "B" : Mash Bill: 60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.
  • "S": Straight Whiskey
  • "Q": Yeast strain - essences of floral aromas

Got to taste 12 different barrels


My signature on the three barrels I chose



2016 Novellum Chardonnay - scores 92 points!



 
We had some back in December - now more here at an even better price!
2016 Novellum Chardonnay....$9.99 
A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California's Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Chocolate from Thomas Keller and Armando Manni

Thomas Keller and Armando Manni
At K+M, we apply our unique chocolate making process to single-origin cocoa beans combined with a small amount of MANNI organic extra-virgin olive oil to create a new dimension in bean-to-bar chocolate.
No chocolate tastes better or is better for you.  Has the antioxidant benefits from both olive oil and dark chocolate


"One of Oprah's Favorite things of 2017" - read more

Forbes Magazine
When Thomas Keller says he's built a better chocolate bar, it's worth tasting the results. The multiple Michelin-starred chef (The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon) spent the past five years collaborating with Italian olive oil master Armando Manni to produce K+M Extravirgin Chocolate. With fine cocoa beans sourced directly from farmers around the world, and a signature recipe using olive oil instead of traditional cocoa butter, K+M aims to be delicious but also healthy, given the significant antioxidant health benefits. And no, you don't taste the olive oil. As an obsessive chocolate devotee (who happens to be married to a professional chocolatier), I was thrilled to learn about Chef Keller's goal to engineer great tasting chocolate. To learn more, I reached out for this exclusive interview with Keller, Manni and K+M Chocolatier Chi Bui. --- read more






Thomas Keller and Armando Manni

K + M Peru Extra Virgin Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa...$13.99 / 2.5oz
Floral hints of orange blossom and quince mingle with vibrant grassy notes. The K+M Extravirgin Dark Peru exhibits well balanced and complex flavors, a smooth and velvety texture, and a soft, cleansing finish.
Tasting notes: orange blossom, quince, complex, velvety.


K + M Madagascar Extra Virgin Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa...$13.99 / 2.5oz
The K+M Extravirgin Dark Madagascar alights on the palate with flavors of bright grapefruit, then evolves to reveal notes of rich caramel. Light acidity frames a clean finish and a silky mouth feel.
Tasting notes: grapefruit, caramel, bright, silky.



K + M Ecuador Extra Virgin Milk Chocolate...$13.99 / 2.5oz
A sublimely creamy take on classic milk chocolate, our single-origin K+M Extravirgin Milk chocolate combines sophisticated flavors with nostalgic appeal.


K + M Ecuador Extra Virgin Dark Chocolate...$13.99 / 2.5oz
Flavors of ripe mango combine with those of spice and sweet nectar. The K+M Extravirgin Dark Ecuador exhibits low acidity and offers secondary notes of wood and earth, delivered with a smooth-satin mouth feel.
Tasting notes: mango, spice, earthy, satin.



K + M Nicaragua Extra Virgin Dark Milk Chocolate...$13.99 / 2.5oz
Clear and distinctive notes of black currant combine with sweet, malty flavors. The K+M Extravirgin Dark Milk Chocolate Nicaragua provides a fruit-forward flavors coupled with a silky clean finish.
Tasting notes: black currant, malt, bright, silky.



K + M Nicaragua Extra Virgin Milk Chocolate...$13.99 / 2.5oz
An intense and complex chocolate, the K+M Extravirgin Milk Chocolate Nicaragua delivers flavors of rich cream and black currants complemented by notes of malt and coffee.
Tasting notes: black currant, cream, rich, velvety.


K + M Nicaragua Extra Virgin Dark Chocolate 75% Cocoa...$13.99 / 2.5oz
Savory coffee flavors intertwine with malt, black currant and floral elements. The K+M Extravirgin Dark Nicaragua makes a bold statement on the palate with a long, complex finish.
Tasting notes: coffee, malt, robust, lingering.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


Great Vintage
Great Price!
2015 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$16.99
Plus 10% off mix/match case discount comes down to $15.29
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $18.99
Compare to Total Wine and More in St. Louis at $18.97
TASTING NOTES:  Blackberry and dark cherry with hints of peppercorn, fresh tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, and musk. Rich, full, and textured. Cassis and dark berry with a hint of anise. Dried herbs add to the complexity as the finish lingers with firm, yet finely knit, tannins.
WINEMAKER NOTES
Founded in 1973, Franciscan has a long tradition of crafting Cabernet Sauvignon with a highly meticulous approach. This is a tradition I am proud to continue today. We source our grapes from Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll District AVAs. Only the finest lots showcasing richness, body, and character are included in each bottle of Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon. Staying true to our roots, we vinify each vineyard block separately to bring out the best expression of each lot. The lots are aged in small French oak barrels for 20 months to concentrate flavors and add a kiss of toasty vanillin flavor. After aging, we blend together the best of the lots, along with other classic Bordeaux varieties, to create a wine of great character and complexity with layers of intense, rich, dark fruit flavors.

American Solera









American Solera Ryemera...$8.99 / 375ml
2018 Edition
Sour Ale brewed with Rye bread and Caraway seeds
4% ABV




American Solera Biere de Picpoul....$12.99 / 375ml
Oak Aged Sour ale refermented with Picpoul grapes.
In collaboration with Field Recordings
7% ABV




American Solera Grisettastone...$8.99 / 375ml
A Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale
2018 Edition  
4% ABV




American Solera Amber Canyon Magik...$12.99 / 750ml
2018 Edition
Farmhouse Ale aged in Pinot Noir Barrels
6% ABV




American Solera Oude Foeder Ale....$12.99 / 750ml
2018 Edition
Farmhouse Ale aged 18 monts in oak tanks
5.8% ABV

Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 12 Year Old Bourbon


Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 12 Year Old Bourbon...$59.99
47% ABV
Rack S3215.07
19 barrels
Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey represents both the prestigious nature and hard-earned quality of a premium Kentucky bourbon. It is painstakingly crafted from an extremely small batch of 19 barrels. All barrels used are aged in a single, center cut rack from the ideal maturation location and conditions inside the rick house. This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is a true convergence of craftsmanship and flavor.
Single Rack Black 12 Year Old uses a traditional bourbon mash bill of corn, rye and malted barley creating a distinct spirit profile.

The selected rack must meet our highest standards for character, body and overall flavor before being used to craft this prestigious and robust Kentucky bourbon.

Sierra Nevada Party Pack


Sierra Nevada Party Pack...$13.99 / 12 pack
Includes 3 bottles each
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - classic!
  • Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange IPA
  • Sierraveza
  • German Style Koslch

New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsch



Huge collab
New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsch....$13.99 / 12pk cans
To celebrate a summer of soccer excitement, we’ve brewed up the biggest collaboration beer in New Belgium’s history. Introducing Bicycle Kick Kölsch, an international effort to brew one refreshing beer, featuring America’s own New Belgium Brewing, England’s Adnams, Japan’s Baird, Brazil’s Bodebrown, South Africa’s Devil’s Peak and Mexico’s Primus.

This Kölsch-style beer is brewed with chamomile—the national flower of Russia, where soccer fans will turn their attention this summer—and lemongrass, representative of playing turf. It also perks up the palate with effervescent carbonation, subtly-sweet malts and a kiss of spicy hops. Now available in 40 countries, score some near you.

Ballast Point Aloha Sculpin

Fresh batch arrived - bottled April 5th

Ballast Point Aloha Sculpin...$11.99 / 6pk

Hazy IPA

also sold as singles
Our award-winning IPA with a paradise vibe.
With Aloha Sculpin, we used Brux Trois yeast to turn our award-winning IPA into a tropical oasis, with bright and refreshing notes of mango, pineapple, and guava. This yeast also adds a slight haze to the beer, creating a smooth mouthfeel to round out its juicy character. Simply put, this is paradise in the palm of your hands.

Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch



Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
also sold as singles
A brew that’s ripe with flavor.
Our Tart Peach Kolsch is a fresh take on one of our very first beers. The juicy aroma and flavor of ripe peach complements the subtle fruitiness from the Kolsch yeast in this bright, refreshing ale. Add a tickle of tartness to round out the senses, and you get a new brew that’s interestingly delightful.

Ballast Point Moscow Mule Ale



Ballast Point Moscow Mule Ale...$11.99 / 6pk
also sold as singles
Ale with Ginger and Lime added
A cocktail-inspired brew loaded with ginger and lime.
Our Moscow Mule Ale is a tart and refreshing beer version of the classic cocktail. Loaded with lime zest and ginger over a kettle-soured base beer, Moscow Mule Ale tantalizes your tastebuds with tangy and effervescent flavors, finishing with a slight hint of spice from the ginger. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a Moscow Mule without the shaker or copper mug.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel IPA




Ballast Point Mango Even Keel IPA....$8.49 / 6pk cans
also sold as singles
The perfect balance of fruit and hops.
Our Mango Even Keel is the ideal beer for easy drinking. This hoppy, session ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off the citrusy hop bouquet. With fruit, hops, and a low ABV, this beer truly is on another level.

Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA


Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA...$14.99 / 6pk Cans

10.0% ABV
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, meaning “great”, and rajan, meaning “king”. Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. Welcome to his kingdom!

Tallgrass Brewing Half Pipe Sour Pale Ale





Tallgrass Brewing Half Pipe Sour Pale Ale...$8.49
Half-Pipe is a tart, citrusy and totally rad American pale, perfect for the bright, sunny days of spring and summer. It’s kettle-soured with lactobacillus and generously dry-hopped to balance the tartness with bright hop character and aroma. This beer is inspired by the rad individuals who get air and grind — on rails and curbs — in alleys and ‘burbs. It’s a shout-out to all of the fearless extreme sports athletes. The world is your playground.

Tallgrass Brewing German Chocolate Cake


Tallgrass Brewing German Chocolate Cake..$8.49 / 6pk
10th Anniversary beer
Have your cake and drink it too!
Stout brewed with Roast Coconut and Cocoa nibs

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose



Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose...$8.49 / 6pk cans
ABV:  4.6%
Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.
Green Zebra was initially released as our Artist Series beer in 2017.