Saturday, July 19, 2014

New St. George Agricole Rum

St. George Caligornia Agricole Rum...$42.99
Made from 100% California sugarcane, St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly Agua Libre Rum) is a pure, primal, unapologetic expression of fresh California cane.
Intensely grassy, sultry, and robust, this rum is not for the faint of heart—but for those who love it there is no substitute.
ABV: 43%

We make our rum from fresh sugarcane—not molasses—in the style of a rhum agricole or cachaça. The cane is grown outside of Brawley in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Immediately after harvest, stalks of sugarcane are shipped here to the distillery, where we extract fresh cane juice by running the stalks by hand through a sugarcane mill.  The freshly pressed, uncooked cane juice is then fermented and distilled in small batches in our 500-liter copper pot still.

  • Gold Medal. — Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition 
  • Winner. — 2013 Good Food Awards 
  • Both rustic and refined, earthy, almost peat-y... Captures your attention right away. — Los Angeles Times 
  • Made in the style of Martinique rhum agricole, but with a touch of West Coast swagger. A pungent, even primal version of silver rum, reminiscent of a mezcal without the smoke. — Wine Enthusiast 
  • This rum makes one of the best Cuba Libres I've ever tried. — Serious Eats 
  • Dramatically big with a grassy freshness. — San Francisco Weekly 
  • Delight is not too keen a word... This local agricole keeps up with quality Martinique rhums. — 
  • (A) world-class American expression... astonishing. — Grubstreet 
  • 2014 Spirits Winner — Drink Me

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Invitation Double IPA

In stock now at Forsyth

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Invitation Double IPA...$5.99 / 24oz

A Liquid Invitation to Beer Camp Across America

Limited release double IPA doubles as a beer festival invitation

Chico, CA—June 23, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is sending a flavorful request instead of a formal one, today shipping to distributors a West Coast Double IPA in 24-ounce bottles that invites beer drinkers to attend Beer Camp Across America. An unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival, Beer Camp Across America will feature more than 700 total breweries; each brewery will pour their beers at the festival closest to them. The West Coast Double IPA includes a message that calls drinkers to the bounty of beer that will be at each tour stop.

“There will be a huge selection of great beers in every city we visit this summer, and we thought beer lovers would appreciate a glimpse of the fun to come with our own hopped-up invitation,” said Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks off here in California in just a few weeks.”

Heading to most states in limited quantities, the Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties, two of which went into Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Torpedo” dry-hopping device and impart hints of grapefruit and a floral note that recalls orange blossom. A light malt body and dry finish complement the bold hop profile.


New Phone Number our Ballwin Location - 636.527.1144

Please note:

New Phone number at our 
Ballwin Location - 636.527.1144

1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

In stock now at Forsyth - only 9 more bottles available

Dom Perignon vintages are only released after 7 years of aging. A small portion of each Dom Perignon Vintage is kept on the lees long to be released when the cellar master deemed they were ready. The "second release" is the Eonotheque. 

Disgorged in 2008 - so 12 years on the lees
1996 Dom Perignon OEnotheque....$339.99 / 750ml 
"The 1996 Dom Perignon OEnotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP OEno. The OEno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the OEno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the OEenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026."
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate 
Rated 99/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Just starting to hit its stride:  "Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026." - Wine Advocate

NEW Patron Roca Tequila

The new line of Patron is crafted exclusively from the 500 Year Old Tahona Process

Tahona Process:

In the tahona process, a large volcanic stone wheel slowly crushes the shredded cooked agave, which is then placed (agave juice and agave fiber both) into pine wood casks for fermentation. Hand-made copper pot stills then take over the next step, distillation. In this process, the fermented “mosto” is distilled once with the agave fiber, then distilled again without, before it is fine filtered and balanced to produce the final tequila.

Watch how Patron Roca is made...

Patron Roca Silver Tequila Tahona Process...$61.99
COLOR Brilliant, transparent, silver, crystal clear
AROMA Fresh, delicate citrus, low and balanced alcohol note, humidity
TASTE Smooth, sweet, humidity, earthy, spiced notes like black pepper, long-lasting aftertaste, cooked agave, light citrus notes, cooked pumpkin, fruits, light herbs, lime tea
FINISH Complex
45% Alcohol by Volume / 90 Proof

Patron Roca Reposado Tequila Tahona Process...$69.99
COLOR Crystalline, brilliant, transparent, light straw color
AROMA Sweet, vanilla, delicate butter note, American oak, mushroom, light spice notes of ginger, wood, cooked agave, citrus, well-balanced
TASTE Smooth, fresh, sweet, American oak, vanilla, butter, mushroom, fresh fruits, very light spice notes of ginger, light caramel, long-lasting taste, cooked agave, citrus, balanced alcohol note
FINISH Complex, long-lasting
42% Alcohol by Volume / 84 Proof 

Patron Roc Anejo Tequila Tahona Process...$79.99
COLOR Medium gold, light amber, crystalline, transparent, brilliant
AROMA Fresh, sweet, smooth, vanilla, fruity, woody, spice, light ginger, light note of mushroom, cooked agave, raisins
TASTE Sweet, smooth, woody, fruity, dry fruits, nut, light citrus touch, light ginger and black pepper, light caramel, raisins, vanilla, long-lasting aftertaste, spicy, grapefruit, herbs
FINISH Long-lasting, velvety smooth
44% Alcohol by Volume / 88 Proof 

Friday, July 18, 2014

2nd Shift Katy and Ratsalad

2nd Shift Brewing Katy...$8.49

Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson.
5.4% ABV

Still old label, but fresh beer - Bottled July 14

2nd Shift Ratsalad IPA...$8.49

Just love making IPA's, so here's another one that uses a new hop blend called Zythos that is just delicious and should be enjoyed with a blow-up doll or something similiar.
It is 8.5% ABV

Deschutes Conflux No.3 Doppel Dinkel Bock

In stock now. 
We allocated this one out based on BREWards.
BRC emails have been sent out.  Check your emails now.

Thanks very much.

Also coming soon  Deschutes Black Butte XXVI - stay tuned.  Not this week.
Black Butte XXVI

Deschutes Conflux No.3 Doppel Dinkel Bock...$9.99 / 22oz

Alc. 10.5% | IBUs 17
Double down with this imperial spelt beer that features a generous amount of dinkel (spelt) malt in place of the traditional wheat malt. The result features aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove, citrus, and a slight spiciness. Smooth, full bodied and drinkable, Doppel Dinkel Bock will make the Bavarian in you proud!
Watch our video to learn more about this collaboration with our friends atDistelhauser.
Malt: Chocolate Wheat, Carared Malt, Pilsner, Wheat Malt, Spelt Malt
Hops: Bravo, US Tettnang, Citra
Other: Traditional German Ale Yeast

Rare Balvenie 30 Year Old

We got in 1 more bottle

The Balvenie 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$799.99
The Balvenie Thirty is a rare and especially fine single malt for which David Stewart selects only exceptional casks that were laid down over thirty years ago. By marrying The Balvenie slowly aged in traditional oak whisky casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks, David creates a rich, mellow Scotch whisky with unusual depth and complexity. ‘Thirty’ is bottled at 47.3% abv to capture all the signature characteristics of The Balvenie.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

94 Points and $15

In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth now!

2011 Quinta dos Murças Assobio Red (Douro)...$14.99
Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. A powerful, structured expression of Douro wine, it has black fruits, dark tannins, some subtle layers of wood aging and great concentration. Dark and richly fruity, it needs to mature before drinking. Wait until 2017."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday July 19 + Crown Valley + Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

BEER - New Ballas location
July 18 from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - NEW BALLAS
457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur MO 314.989.0020

Crabbies Spiced Orange
Six Row Sunshine Slow Down
Widmer Upheaval IPA
O'Fallon Kite Tail


The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Crown Valley Brewing Tasting 
Friday July 18 from 4pm-6pm

  • Crown Valley Strawberry Cider
  • Crown Valley Whitewall IPA.
  • Crown Valley Barrel Aged Big Bison Ale
  • Crown Valley Big Bison Ale
  • Crown Valley Gunslinger Double IPA
  • Crown Balley Farmhouse Lager
  • Crown Valley Peachie Wheat
  • Crown Valley Wooden Nickel IPA

Plus a bonus tasting!

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting!
Plus - we saved only 1 - 12 pack to share for our Friday night tasting.
We only have a 12oz bottle of each, so they will not last long.  
We will open the bottles up at 4pm sharp.  Tasting will last as long as the bottles survive.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12 pack
12 different beers brewed in collaboration with 12 different breweries!

Taste all 12 on Friday!

  1. Bells Brewing
  2. 3 Floyds
  3. New Glarus
  4. Oskar Bleus
  5. Asheville Brewers Alliance
  6. Russian River Brewing
  7. Ballast Point
  8. Cigar City
  9. Victory Brewing
  10. Firestone Walker
  11. Allagash Brewing
  12. Ninkasi Brewing

Read more about the amazing line up of beers in this pack...

Double Latte Coffee Imperial Stout

Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.
This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.

There and Back English Style Bitter

For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.
New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.

Maillard's Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale

Rich, dark, and roasty. That was the concept Bell’s beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to John’s vision, Maillard’s Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.
Bell’s has done a lot to raise the Midwest’s craft beer bona fides. They are masters of many beer styles from their portfolio of top-notch American stouts all the way through to the alpha acid assault of their Hopslam Ale. Bell’s constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.

Yvan the Great Belgian Style Blond

As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up.
From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.

Torpedo Hoppy Pilsner

Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.
Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.

Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock

Tampa is a long way from our home base in Chico, but the guys down yonder in Florida sure can brew a great beer. Our friends at Cigar City find inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, and that Latin-inspired flair is evident in Yonder Bock. This tropical take on the Maibock adds a Latin island flair to this traditional German style beer.
Enamored with the Latin roots of their Tampa home, Cigar City always tries to channel a bit of local history into their beers, e.g. the Humidor Series whose beers age on Spanish cedar as an homage to Tampa’s cigar making roots. Only five years old, this brewery deserves the fast praise that’s come its way.

Alt Route Altbier

Brewers are notorious for refusing to take the easy path. Instead, we lead with our hearts and pursue our passions no matter how difficult the road ahead. Alt Route is a tribute to this stubborn spirit that drove us to dodge the status quo and found breweries. Together we chased the siren song of beer with this revamped take on an antique beer style.
Like us, Victory is one of the few brewers with an allegiance to whole-cone hops. They do extensive work with hop flavor, especially focusing on clever and delicious single-hop beers highlighting the same hop grown in different regions. They too share our roots in home brewing and never lost their passion for working with new beers and styles solely for the joy of making something new.

CANfusion Rye Bock

Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma.
Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.

Myron's Walk Belgian Style Pale

We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.
In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.

Tater Ridge Scottish Ale

The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.
We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.

Chico King Pale Ale

3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.
3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.

Electric Ray India Pale Lager

As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager.
Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.

4 Hands Prussia - Berliner Weiss

4 Hands Brewing -- St. Louis, Missouri
4 Hands Brewing Prussia Berliner Style Weiss...$7.99 / 22oz

"Prussia Berliner Style Weiss is our summer seasonal. The name originates from Frederick the Great who ultimately became the King of Prussia. Frederick was trained in brewing this very delicate style of beer. Our version is traditional in style. Prussia pours a hazy straw color with a nice tart finish." - label 

Grand Cru and 1er Cru White Burgundy Tasting

Grand Cru and 1er Cru 
White Burgundy Tasting
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Thursday July 24th - 7pm-8:30pm
Limited to 10 people only
Reservations are required.
Credit card is required.  No cancellations 
Your card will be charged at the time of your reservation.
call 314.727.8788 or sign up now with the link below

Coming off an amazing Cult Cabernet Tasting, where we tasted the likes of Colgin, Pahlmeyer, Phelps Insignia and others, we thought we would switch gears and head back to Burgundy for out next limited release tasting, for a Premier and Grand Cru White Burgundy tasting. As with all of these limited release tastings the wines will be served single blind and seating is limited to 10, don't miss this opportunity to taste some of the greatest Chardonnay in the world.

$75 per person.

Here are the amazing wines you will taste...

2009 William Fevre Chablis Valmur Grand Cru...$82.99
2011 Pierre Matrot Meursault Pierrieres 1er Cru...$99.99
2010 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru...$99.99
2010 Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru...$277.99
2012 Morey Coffinet Chassagne Montrachet La Romanee 1er Cru...$82.99
2010 Jacques Prieur Beaune Clos De La Feguine...$89.99

Great 2012 Chablis - limited amounts

Tanzer just scored the 2012 Fevre Chablis
we have less than a case left of each.

2012 William Fevre Chablis:

2012 William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru...$104.99
Lightly hazy pale yellow-green. Soil-driven scents of citrus peel, anise, spices and white pepper, with a hint of toast; this smells profound. Boasts a silky texture and outstanding volume and power, with powerful concentration to the flavors of lemon, minerals, spices and oregano. Offers a magical combination of richness and precision and a slowly building, extremely long finish 

Rated 93-96/100 Burghound
Rated 94-95/100 The Wine Advocate
Pale yellow. Powerful aromas of lime, quinine, crushed rock and iodine. Silky on entry, then dense and penetrating in the middle, displaying terrific limey lift and saline thrust to the flavors of citrus peel, crushed rock, elderflower and white pepper. Most promising today on the echoing, building, palate-staining finish, with strong acidity (more than 4.5 grams per liter, according to Seguier) drawing out the wine's fruit. A knockout--and still an infant.
Rated 95+/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2012 William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cotes Bouguerots Grand Cru...$88.99 
A strikingly pungent alliance of peppermint, pennyroyal, lemon rind and chalk dust surges from the glass of Fevre’s 2012 Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots – tasted some six months before bottling – and allies itself on a firm, bright palate with crab apple and toasted shrimp shells. Hints of noble fungus and bittersweet floral perfume emerge as the glass stands open, but the emphasis here remains on tart fruits, green herbs, and stuff that requires a mineral vocabulary to imperfectly capture. This energetic but austere cru grips with formidable, pungent, brash tenacity. Its aptitude for refreshing, invigorating and tapping the salivary glands already, thankfully, triumphs over its austerity. Look for excitement through at least 2022. 
Rated 93-95/100 Burghound
Rated 93-94/100 The Wine Advocate
Pale yellow. Superb lift to the aromas of musky minerals, lime, ginger, quinine and elderflower, complicated by pepper and toasty nuances. Suave, seamless and sappy, boasting outstanding energy, cut and inner-mouth perfume to its explosive ripe citrus, mineral and pepper flavors. This very dry, broad grand cru finishes with terrific peppery lift, building length and a magically light touch. A beauty.
Rated 95/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2012 William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru
This is notably more elegant than it usually is with its grudging aromas of white flower, citrus zest, iodine and algae. The muscular and intensely citrus-infused broad-shouldered flavors possess outstanding concentration and focused power before concluding in a bone dry and mineral-driven finish. This is a very big wine even by the outsized standards of the typical Bougros yet save for a slight touch of warmth it maintains near perfect balance.

Rated 93-95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 91-94/100 Burghound
Rated 92-93/100 The Wine Advocate
Pale, green-tinged yellow. Delicate aromas of lime, fresh herbs and white pepper. At once large-scaled and gripping, displaying superb depth and vinosity to its flavors of lemon, lime and medicinal herbs, plus a hint of eucalyptus. This wonderfully suave, seamless wine spreads out on the back end to saturate the palate. From vines averaging 45 years of age, including a percentage planted by William Fevre's father in 1948 and 1949.
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2012 William Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru...$75.99 
This is clearly riper than the Montmains with hints of dried yellow orchard fruit on the otherwise classic Chablis aromas of green fruit and wet stone. There is a beguiling succulence to the intense, precise and mineral-driven middle weight flavors that culminate in a clean, bone dry, balanced and strikingly persistent finish. This is one the best examples of the Fèvre Vaillons that I have seen. 
Rated 92-94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 90-93/100 Burghound
Rated 91-92/100 The Wine Advocate
Ripe but extremely closed nose hints at white pepper. Broad and energetic but tight in the mouth, with terrific limey thrust and a brisk flavor of green apple. Finishes fresh, tactile and long. This sharply delineated wine will show a stronger mineral character with a few years of cellaring.
Rated 91/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2012 William Fevre Chablis Montee de Toneere 1er Cru...$51.99 
This offers up buckets of Chablis character with its pure aromas of mineral reduction, citrus rind, green fruit and pretty floral scents. There is excellent intensity and real punch to the splendidly detailed medium weight plus flavors that deliver seriously impressive depth on the explosive and bone dry finish. This is almost painfully intense yet there is virtually no austerity and overall, this is quite simply terrific. 
Rated 92-94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 91-94/100 Burghound
Rated 91-92/100 The Wine Advocate
Pale, green-tinged yellow. Pungent aromas of lime zest, wet stone and saline oyster shell. Densely packed, creamy and deep, with a combination of strong minerality and lively acidity (4.5 grams per liter) giving cut to the lime, pineapple and oyster shell flavors. Richer than the Lys but a bit less taut, even if it's still a bit reduced and in need of patience. This extremely long wine should enjoy a slow and graceful evolution in bottle.
Rated 93+/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2012 William Fevre Chablis Fourchame 1er Cru...$41.99
There is a lovely range of aromas present here with both white and yellow orchard fruit, sea shore scents and smoke, all topped by a note of mineral reduction. There is outstanding richness to the powerful and impressively concentrated middle weight flavors that retain a racy mouth feel thanks to the bracing acidity that imparts a real sense of lift to the driving finish. This is also quite good and worthy of your attention 
Rated 91-93/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 90-91/100 Burghound
Rated 90-91/100 The Wine Advocate
Very pale, green-tinged yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of honey and wet stone. Less minerally and more chardonnay-like than the Lys but rich and fine-grained, showing an intriguing note of grilled hazelnut. Quite dry, even austere, on the back end, leaving the salivary glands quivering. Needs time in bottle to show its best.
Rated 90+/100 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BV Georges de Latour - 2010 at an amazing price!

On sale now.
$125 suggested retail
2010 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve...$79.99

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, licorice and graphite all burst from the glass as the 2010 shows off its personality. While some of Beaulieu's 2010s are ripe and flashy, the Georges de Latour is wonderfully fresh and alive in the glass, not to mention absolutely classic in feel. Graphite, violets and pencil shavings linger on the close. The 2010 has captured every bit of the potential I sensed last year.
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour. This beautifully ripe wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis, kirsch, cedarwood, foresty and background vanilla notes, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and moderately high tannins. Given the richer fruit concentration, the tannins are easily balanced and do not interfere with currant drinkability or the potential for the wine to be cellared for two decades or more.
Rated 93/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Delightfully pure and flavorful, with generous plum, blueberry and blackberry notes, framed by solid yet friendly tannins. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors sail on. Best from 2014 through 2025. 7,400 cases made. –JL
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Another great Summer White value...

2011 Redtree Pinot Grigio...$5.99
Our Pinot Grigio displays fresh, delicate floral aromas. Citrus flavors of lemon and lime are supported by a full, long finish for this varietal. This wine is perfect for sipping al fresco on a warm afternoon.

Woodchuck Farmhouse Original '91 Hard Cider

Back in stock!

Woodchuck Farmhouse Original '91 Hard Cider...$9.99 / 750ml
The attention to detail coupled with fresh Vermont apples and premium Belgian beer yeast give Original '91 a unique local flavor with a natural cloudiness and pleasing feel on the palate in every expertly crafted small batch.

Summer white best buy!

On sale now!

2013 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier...$11.99
This wine has scored 90 points from Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate for the last 4 years straight. The 2013 has not been scored, but the quality is there.

Here is what Parker said on the 2012 vintage
"A consistent winner in the value sweepstakes, this offering from winemaker Michael Beaulac is a blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier. This dry white offers a stunning aromatic display of honeydew melons, spring flowers, pears and cantaloupe. The sumptuous perfume is followed by a wine with crisp, zesty acids, medium body and abundant purity as well as freshness. The Viognier component no doubt pushes this delightful white toward an exotic, tropical fruit-flavored style. Luckily, there are 87,000 cases produced. This beauty is meant to be consumed over the next year." - Rated 90/100 Robert Parker

Pine Ridge 2013 Chenin Blanc + Viognier received Gold at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Brilliant and refreshing, this bottling of our remarkable blend bursts with an array of delightful aromas, opening with fresh lemon, juicy honeydew melon, pomelo and sweet mango, complemented by soft orange blossom and carnation floral notes. The palate is crisp and mouth-watering, leading with luscious papaya, yellow pear and ruby grapefruit flavors that are balanced by hints of sweet tangerine and white tea. The juicy fruit flavors linger through the clean and lively finish.

De Loach 2012 bargains...

As we have been saying 2012 is going to be a spectacular California Vintage...

Check out these 2 inexpensive wines for yourself to see how good this vintage is going to be.   The 2012s are just starting to hit the shelves.

2012 De Loach Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir...$9.99
As leaders in the world of Pinot Noir, we take special pride in the wines that we produce. Believing that fine wine is “grown” in the vineyard, we crafted this Pinot Noir using fruit carefully selected from premium vineyards throughout northern and central California. This effort helps us achieve the unique balance of delicate Pinot characteristics and the more intense fruit flavors found in the different terroirs that comprise our California Pinot Noir.

2012 De Loach Heritage Reserve Chardonnay...$9.99

At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The grapes for our Chardonnay were carefully chosen from cool, fog-influenced vineyards sustainably farmed along the California Coast.

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2013 Montes Classic Series Sauvignon Blanc...$9.99
The 2013 Montes Classic Series Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Casablanca, about 30 kilometers from the sea in the Valparaiso zone on sandy soils that produce light, elegant wines. This 2013 has a very clean aroma with notes of gooseberry and cut grass, with nerve, good freshness and a mineral feeling, flowery and citric. Drink now.
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