The 2014 Zinfandel Russian River (1,500 cases) is full-bodied, offering terrific black raspberry and black cherry fruit and peppery, earthy, meatiness. Very lush, with well-integrated wood, alcohol and acidity, this is a beauty with a sensational texture and length. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
2015 Hartford Zinfandel Russian River...$34.99
This is what Russian River Zinfandel is all about. Rich, dynamic and layered, with complex fruit, offering notes of jammy black raspberry, stony mineral, herbes de Provence and licorice. The finish unfurls at length. Drink now through 2026. 1,700 cases made.–TF Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
2013 Hartford Zinfandel Highwire...$58.99 Blue and black stone fruits, pepper, savory herbs and dark spices are some of the notes that inform the 2013 Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard. At once quite ripe and also tannic, the Highwire is a bit explosive in style, but all the elements come together very nicely. The huge, resonant finish makes a statement, that is for sure.
We just got a preview tasting wiht Alex and the wines are amazing. This is top of the line Rose! TONIGHT!
Monday April 24 from 5-7pm
Chateau d'Esclans ROSE Tasting It seems Spring has finally Sprung and the 2016 Rose's are starting to roll in., none more popular the Whispering Angel by Chateau d'Esclans. Join us at the Tasting Bar to welcome Brand Ambassador Alex Diard Monday April 24th from 5-7pm for a rare treat, tasting the entire Chateau d”Esclan portfolio, including the Chateau d'Esclans Garrus, deemed the “greatest Rose ever”by James Suckling.
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
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Wines to be tasted
2016 Sasha Lichine Rose de France
2016 Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel
2016 Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel ($35 suggested retail)
2015 Chateau d'Esclans Les Clans ($75 suggested retail)
2016 Chateau D'Esclans Whispering Angel ROSE..$21.99 As a negociant and vinificateur (winery), Caves d’esclans identifies vineyards, grapes and wines from château d’esclans as well as local growers to make what has reputedly become the world’s greatest rosé. As our objective is to obtain the best quality grapes and wines, we have created relationships with the local grape growers, committed beside Caves d’esclans, whose vineyards are treated with the same high standards of quality as are the vineyards of Château d’esclans.
Reviews “Always delicious” James Suckling
“Great character” Jonathan Ray (The Spectator UK)
“Chewy and mouthwatering” Decanter
“The Cool thing you have to drink» … also impressively good.” Ray Isle (Food & Wine)
“Dense and rich with lovely texture” Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel)
“Very clear and clean and will gain flavours during the year” Steven Spurrier
“You could drink it from mid-day to midnight” Matthew Jukes
“Loaded onto yachts on the Côte d’Azur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs” Serena Sutcliffe
“More palate grabbing by far from the Provencal Pink norm” Jancis Robinson
Very limited Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece Bourbon....$199.99 Finished in PX Sherry Casks La crème de la crème. The best of the best. This is the rarest and highest-quality bourbon created by 7th-generation master distiller Fred Noe, inspired by his dad’s original “masterpiece."
SW4 came in at number 2!! 2. SW4 London Dry Gin Price: $29.99 (our price is $23.99) If you're seeking a strong example of a traditional London gin, SW4 London Dry Gin will do just the trick. Boasting layers of taste thanks to its recipe of 12 botanicals, this small-batch bottle definitely stands on its own, but the brand's centuries of experience ensure that it fits right in with its peers.
SW4 London Dry Gin 80 proof...$23.99 Great price, next lowest price online is $27.97
Distilled 5 times
Handmade in small batches
Unique recipe of 12 exceptional botanicals
SW4 London Distilled Gin, is a big, complex, and smooth dry gin made in the traditional London style, distilled and bottled in North Clapham, South London. SW4 has true London heritage and is handmade in using a unique botanical mix distilled through a single small pot still in Clapham North, South London. The method is highly crafted distillation – handmade in small batches according to a 300-year-old family tradition. SW4 Gin is made with a unique recipe of 12 exceptional botanicals blended in a signature robust recipe, opening with strong Juniper aromas, subtle citrus, exotic spices, and delicate floral notes with hints of lemon peel and cassia. On the palate, SW4 is creamy, full, and complex with an extraordinarily smooth finish. SW4 London Dry Gin is made in one of a handful of distilleries still distilling and bottling on site in London – it’s truly an authentic London Dry Gin.
The Botanical recipe is what makes every gin unique. Since distillation of all ‘London’ gin demands alcohol of such purity that it is essentially flavourless and odourless, all the taste in gin must be derived from the number, type and amount of botanicals used.
‘Botanicals’ is just another term for the dried herbs, spices and other plant matter that can add flavour and/or aroma to gin. By law, gin must contain Juniper berries, and these must be the dominant component in the recipe - otherwise, it’s not gin. After that, pretty well anything goes, and this is where the skill and imagination of the gin maker come into play.
SW4 London Dry Gin uses 12 botanicals. The exact quantities are a closely guarded secret, but these are the ingredients we use. Click on the thumbnails to learn more:
The new blend of Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from some of California’s most renowned as well as emerging appellations. Over half of the wine comes from coastal vineyards, including Paso Robles and Monterey. Vineyards in Lodi and San Joaquin and Sacramento counties comprise the balance of the blend. TASTING NOTES: The Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet has a distinct varietal profile full of dark, rich red fruit characteristics, enriched by toasted oak and spice from aging on French oak.
2015 Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay...$5.49 Lowest price in the country is $8.99
Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay is from select vineyards throughout Central California and the North Coast. The vineyards are bathed in sunshine during the day and cooled by the marine layer in the evening, ensuring even and steady ripening of the grapes. The Founders’ Estate Chardonnay grapes were picked as soon as they exhibited the ideal balance of acidity and ripe fruit flavors. TASTING NOTES: The Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay is the perfect combination of pear, apple and ripe tropical fruit flavors, with a hint of citrus and a classically round mouthfeel. This Chardonnay will perfectly compliment a grilled chicken or fish, or stand up to a rich risotto with its ripe, clean flavors and lingering finish.
BOURBON TASTING - BALLWIN Open house tasting today at our BALLWIN location with Adrian (from Forsyth). Adrian will be tasting these 5 Bourbons at our new tasting bar in our BALLWIN LOCATION Today April 22 - from 11am-3pm
The Wine and Cheese Place 14748 Clayton Road - Ballwin MO 636.527.1144
Jefferson Wood Experiment Collection...$89.99 / set of 5- 200ml bottles
A very impressive set.
The set comes with 5 bottles (200ml each) - 1 of each of these Wood Experiment Bourbons
Public House Campus Werks Soest Road....$9.99 / 4pk
After years of researching and developing small-batch beers released only on draft in our Rolla Brewpub, we are sharing our findings in a new line, complete with new packaging. This limited release beer line called the CampusWerk Series gives more people accessibility to flavors only Rolla-area beer enthusiasts previously enjoyed. We released the first of four beers in the series in April. Called Soest Road circa 1995, this beer is a Belgian-style Dubbel coming in at 6.5% ABV. Soest Road is where Public House Brewing Company cofounder Josh Stacy grew up learning about beer and the brewing process with his home-brewing family. This brew galvanized Stacy’s passion for craft beer. Rich and malty, with hints of caramel and dried fruit, he may have polished off an entire keg by himself. But he swears it wasn’t in one sitting. The CampusWerks Series represents the results of an innovative partnership with the brewery’s next-door neighbors at St. James Winery. Combining two award-winning fermentation approaches, we inspire each other and work together to develop flavor profiles in craft beverages that are thoughtful, local and sustainable. Our Fermentation Campus is like a cross between an artist’s workshop and a technology think tank. It’s a place to elevate our thinking and open our minds to new levels of learning and understanding. It’s where research, development, creativity and inspiration flow together into something amazing to drink.
Maine / Stone Dayslayer IPA....$8.49 / 22oz Headbanging is to dance what metal is to music. Which is to say, the elbow-flinging, tattooed, wild-eyed problem child to the stuff your grandparents listened to. Most likely, your grandparents also drank some form of neutered light corn/rice-infused facsimile of a lager (aka AAL) that was the liquid equivalent of elevator music (not exactly their fault, as they didn’t have the choices that you do). And since you’ve chosen not to listen to their music, then you deserve a Lager fit for the lords of metal, not some bubble gum pop-inspired, watered-down, mass-produced version.
We’ve taken the classic lager recipe and asked Maine and our own Stone brewers to wail, riff, rage, create and destroy until this rock-worthy India Pale Style Lager resulted. Heavily hopped and boldly malted, the encore flavor for DaySlayer is a crisp finish that is deceptively easy to put away and decidedly hard to put down. It’s “just noise and yelling” to some, but poetry to us.
in stock now at Forsyth Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA...$10.99 / 4pk HOTBOX COFFEE IPA An odd couple can make for some of the most incredibly unique tastiness. Take Hotbox Coffee IPA (7.2% ABV, 70 IBUs) for example - a piney, citrus, mango, Simcoe-hopped IPA and an infusion of cold brew extract made with Hotbox Roasters' Ethiopian beans poppin' with creamy blueberry and cacao notes
Avery Apricot Sour...$11.99 / 22oz BOTANICALS & BARRELS BARREL-AGED SOUR 7.3% ABV Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale.
Avery Tangerine Quad aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz 10.0% ABV Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon barrels, this bold Belgian-style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel with a burst of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creation.
Vanilla Bean Stout Avery Brewing Vanilla Bean Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz BOTANICALS & BARRELS BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT 10.8% ABV A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout.
Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine became friends over their shared love of tequila. One night on a beach in Cabo, Mexico, their creative juices were flowing and they combined mezcal with tequila, discovering a taste they could only describe as a revelation. They brought together an expert team to develop the perfect blend, and created, a higher spirit.
From Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine Santo Puro Mezquila...$43.99 Santo Puro Mezquila is an agave blend made from 100% Blue Variety Tequilana Weber agave and 100% Espadin agave (Angustifolia variety).
Santo’s intense agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently while the full taste and finish elicits the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness and low saltiness.
Sour Ale Aged on Apricots...$8.99 / pint "Our April release is something we've been looking forward to for a while! Apricot Funk is a sour ale we brewed and added apricots to. It has been conditioning in bottles for a few months and is perfect for the spring weather." - Prairie Artisan Ales
Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise....$6.99 / 12oz
Imperial Stout Brewed with Coconut and Vanilla
Coconut Vanilla Stout. It’s about to get really hot outside. How about a cold glass of refreshing Imperial Stout. Yep, you heard that right. Brand new to our line up is Prairie Paradise. We took a stout, gave it a hint of vanilla and a good deal of toasted coconut and created one season defying, genre bending brew. Imperial stouts are usually thought of as a cold weather beer, but here the coconut and vanilla blend push the image of the stout into a year round, all season style.
Good supply, no limit Prairie Artisan Ales Pe-Kan Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Pecans...$6.99 / 12oz Pe-Kan started as a draft experiment at one of our brewery only releases and quickly proved itself among our customers. This beer is one of our imperial stout bases that we've added house toasted pecans to and a dash of vanilla. Whether you call it a pe-can or a pe-kan, I hope you can all agree to call it delicious.
Spaceship Earth Coffee Co. Bomb!....new version with “single bean from Peru roasted between full city (and) Vienna” sourced from Spaceship Earth Coffee Co. in McAlester, Okla.
Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB!...$5.99 / 12oz Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, and Chili Peppers Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors. ABV 14%
Ommegang Short Sleeve Saison...$11.99 / 6pk We are ready to welcome warmer weather with a brand new seasonal offering, Short Sleeve Saison. This refreshing 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU saison is the perfect accompaniment for celebrating the arrival of spring, and the fresh air adventures that come with it.
“Short Sleeve Saison is one of our most easy drinking offerings to date,” says Justin Forsythe, our innovation manager. “The delicate yet complex balance between lightness, spice, and fruitiness is sure to please the palate and leave you desiring another sip. As the weather begins to warm again, we hope this beer is a go-to for refreshment, and something light enough to keep you anticipating the warmer months ahead.”
Short Sleeve Saison pours a pale straw-colored with a pure white head. The aroma is floral, with a touch of fruit, and has grassy undertones. The flavor opens with a bit of lemon tartness followed by mild wheat character, and the mouthfeel is delicate and quickly resolves in a crisp, clean finish.
Brewed with pilsner, wheat, acidulated malts, and flaked oats. Short Sleeve Saison is hopped with Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka hop varieties, and spiced with grains of paradise, lemon peel, and coriander.
Boulevard Changeling Wood Aged Dark Sour Ale...$11.99 / 750ml WOOD-AGED SOUR ALE Changeling is an enchanting blend of dark sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus. It pours a deep ruby color with touches of gold at the edges of the glass. Leading with plum and toasty malt, the flavor transmutes into a soft tartness, with notes of earthy, funky Brett and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance.
Latitude 42 Party at the Moon Tower Double IPA...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz Cans This dankalicious double IPA is a party in a can featuring Citra, Mosaic, 7c’s and Columbus hops that will make you wanna Party at the Moon Tower!!