Saturday, February 4, 2017

Great new french Malbec value.

2015 La Rousse Malbec...$9.99
The La Rousse Malbec is a silky, approachable Malbec with lush, soft tannins. The wine has nice deep purple color, and juicy blackberry, red licorice, and plum flavors. The delicious fruit flavors are accented by hints of coffee and tobacco, which add a bit of depth and complexity to the wine. The La Rousse Malbec is a wonderfully versatile red wine that can be paired with everything from barbeque, lamb, and a traditional casssoulet, to burgers and pizza.

More info on the wine and the origins of Malbec:
Malbec, a grape variety that is now almost synonymous with Argentinian wine, is originally from France. Though some people speculate that the grape variety originates from Burgundy, it was planted widely throughout France until the middle of the 20th century. Historically the grape is associated with Bordeaux, where it was commonly used as a blending grape. However, many people would agree that the most famous expression of the Malbec comes from Cahors, which requires a minimum of 70% Malbec in their wines. Though susceptible to frost, Malbec is a hearty grape variety that will grow almost anywhere, which is why it has been planted in so many different regions. Malbec is planted in climates ranging from the cool Loire to the heat of the Languedoc. As it has moved from place to place, Malbec has accumulated (some estimate) over 400 different names. The most common synonyms for Malbec are Auxerrois (not related to Pinot Auxerois Blanc) and Cot. Cot is still commonly used as a name for Malbec in the South of France. For the La Rousse Malbec, we teamed up with the talented oenologist, Pierrick Harang, to create a wine that is a balanced, and authentic expression of this extraordinary grape variety. 

About the Artist: The image on the label was painted by the Ohio artist Kate Morgan. Kate is an award winning, emerging artist based in Columbus, Ohio. She is best know for her figurative prints and paintings. If you would like to see more of her work please visit: 

Feraud Cotes du Rhone

Made by Pegau!
2013 Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône...$13.99
In addition to running the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Domaine du Pegau with her father Paul, Laurence Féraud manages a successful negociant wine business under the "Sélection Laurence Féraud" label.

This Cotes du Rhone shows of the amazing Syrah from the Rhone area as it is 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache.   This classic Côtes du Rhône offers densely layered black fruit aromas with a characteristic spiciness on the nose. Medium bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, plenty of black cherry fruit, and a long, lingering finish.   It is the ideal accompaniment to most weeknight meals and a wide range of grilled meats and vegetables.

Servans Cotes du Rhone

One of our top moving Cotes du Rhone has returned!!! 

New 2015 vintage! 2015 is the best vintage since 2010!
2015 Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
With so many over ripe and over extracted Grenache-based wines on the market, Domaine de Servans’ Côtes du Rhône is a great example of what a handcrafted wine, made primarily from Grenache, should be. Red fruit and garrigue notes dominate the nose. In the mouth, red cherry and black pepper flavors mix with hints of blackberry and cassis flavors from the Syrah. The combination of fruit, spice, and soft tannins make this a great everyday Côtes du Rhône. This is a perfect wine for a casual meal of burgers, barbeque, or pizza.

New 2014 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone

Roche Audran is Biodynamic
Demeter France--Biodynamic

2014 Domaine Roche Audran Côtes du Rhône Rouge...$14.99 

This in an unusually rich and complex Côtes du Rhône. Each year Vincent has incrementally increased the percentage of Grenache in his Côtes du Rhône. This year the wine is now 70% Grenache (15% Syrah and 15% Carignan). This blend further accentuates the bright red cherry fruit in the wine. His old vine Carignan adds a complex peppery spice component, while the adds rich black fruit flavors. Though this is Vincent’s “entry-level” wine, it is made with the same rigor and eye for quality as his top cuvées.

This is for Chateuneuf Du Pape lovers!!
2014 Domaine Roche Audran Côtes du Rhône Villages “Cuvée César” Rouge...$22.99
The vines for the César range from 55 to 100 years old and the grapes are hand-picked
The Cuvée Cesar is one of Vincent's top wines. His very old Grenache vines produce a wine packed with black raspberry, black pepper, with hints of cassis fruit, all supported by firm ripe tannins. In the nose plum, red and black cherry, and garrigue spices mingle together. While the “Cuvée César” is a relatively lush and generous wine, it is also a wine built for the long term. So drink it now with a nice steak au poivre, or wait a few years and try it with venison or duck breast.

Great Domaine de L'Edre....

2009 Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages l'Edre...$29.99
More supple and evolved than the 2010, yet no less impressive, the 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Villages L’Edre gives up loads of smoked herbs, leather, spice and decadent black fruits in its voluptuous and textured profile. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, it’s drinking nicely now, yet should evolve gracefully, and a drink window out to 2021 seems safe. 
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2012 Domaine de l'Edre Du Roussillon Villages Carrement....$24.99
I rated the 2012 Du Roussillon Villages Carrement the same as last year. Fruity, rounded and medium to full-bodied, with lots of blackcurrant, peppery spice, scorched earth and spring flower notes, drink it over the coming 4-5 years. The blend here is 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 15% Carignan, all of which was brought up in older oak.

Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

90 Point red blend! New 2012 vintage

2012 Syrousse Cotes du Roussilon Villages....$14.99

Ripe, layered and textured, the 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel is made from 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Carignan (all from 50+-year-old vines) that’s aged all in tank. It gives up a smoking bouquet of black raspberry, exotic spices, ground herbs and hints of flowers as well a rich, full-bodied profile on the palate. Staying lively and fresh, with a straight-up, gulpable style, it’s a knockout value that shouldn’t be missed. Drink bottles over the coming couple of years.
Rated 90/100  The Wine Advocate

$10 Cabernet Value!

A great Cabernet for $10

2014 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon....$9.99
"Villa des Anges" is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, the domaine is owned by Jaqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family.   A wine of great freshness, intensity and concentration. Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with
hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes.
Serve With: Enjoy with a wide range of red meat and cheese dishes.

Super Values - Las Valles

Great Spanish Values! New Vintages

2014 Las Valles Viura / Chardonnay...$6.99

This Viura-Chardonnay blend displays aromas of green apple, citrus and vanilla. The palate is juicy, citric and clean, with tangerine, lemon peel and white grapefruit flavors. This is an ideal quaffing wine.
Las Valles (translates to “The Valleys”) is produced by Bodegas Virgen del Águila, a modern, progressive cooperative near the town of Paniza. The bodega offers a wealth of vines (nearly 5,500 acres!) planted in prime terroir (more than 2,500 ft above sea level!) nestled against the Iberico mountain range.   Offers aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple and wild flowers. Dry and extremely refreshing on the palate. Ideal as an aperitif, or paired with salads or delicately-flavored seafood or white meat dishes.   

2014 Las Valles Red....$6.99
Tempranillo - Garnacha - Syrah
This smooth, well-balanced red blend offers aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cassis, with intense fruit on the palate and a slightly peppery finish. Enjoy on its own, or paired with mild cheeses, simple pizza, pasta or red/white meat dishes, and more.   The red is unoaked and can even be chilled down for 20 minutes in the refrigerator of a great patio red this Summer.  This is a great all purpose red wine.  

S.D. Strong Cave Aged 4 Year Old Cheddar

S.D. Strong Cave Aged 4 Year Old Cheddar...$17.99 / lb
Currently just in stock at Forsyth.
Come in for a taste - it is fantastic.
Made in an underground cave. Located in Parkville, Missouri

Cambria Winery Chardonnay Benchbreak

2014 Cambria Winery Chardonnay Benchbreak....$13.48
Compare to $22 at the winery
Compare to $14.99 Total Wine in Brentwood
Santa Maria Valley
Smooth, ripe and toasty with juicy pear fruit and good acid structure; fresh and balanced, long and stylish.
Rated 90/100 Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel

Aalborg Taffel Akvavit

Aalborg Taffel Akvavit...$21.99
The Danes have given it the nickname 'Red Aalborg' but its real name was already in 1846, when it was launched by Isidor Henius - the man who brought the Danish snaps up production at a level of quality that we know today. EXPERIENCE Aalborg Taffel Aquavit is the archetype of a clear, Danish aquavit. It has a distinct taste of caraway seeds, but one is missing, we can see how subtle aftertaste of orange.

Cartavio Solera Rum 12 Years

Cartavio Solera Rum 12 Years....$25.99
Next lowest price online is $27.99 
(average price on Wine-Searcher is $35)
Sight: dark amber color.
Smell: Mild aroma of toffee, nuts, banana and spices.
Taste: Excellent softness. Elegant, integrated and balanced. It has an ending that denotes the significant influence of Slovenian oak casks, bourbon and sherry.
It is made using the famous Solera technique, adopted from the Jerez region of Spain where the finest brandies are produced.
Product of Peru

Parce Colombian Rum

Parce was founded by three brothers who simply put, were quite taken with Colombia. Inspired by its beauty and the warmth and hospitality of its people, they wanted to share the time-honored tradition of celebrating quality rum with others. The brothers found the perfect partners in a father-and-son duo of master blenders from Bogota. Arthur and Brojen Fernandes Domecq have a combined history of more than 50 years working with fine rum. The Domecq family boasts nearly three centuries of crafting traditional wine, sherry and brandy in the south of Spain. Brojen's grandfather, Jose Ignacio Domecq, was known in the industry as "La Nariz" (the nose) for his expertise in sniffing and blending. La Nariz's legacy lives on in Colombia with Brojen and Arthur's innate understanding of rum derived from pure ingredients, then carefully aged.

In Colombia, "parce" is casual for "good friend." Which is, of course, why we hope you enjoy this rum casually with good friends.

Great prices on AGED RUM!

Parce Colombian Rum 8 Year Old....$27.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.99 (average price of $40)
was $36.99
Parce Colombian Rum 12 Year Old....$37.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $44.34 (average price of $59)
was $49.99
compare to $59.99 Binnys in Chicago

Every drop of rum in our bottle of 8-year has been aged for eight years. Every drop in our 12-year has been aged for a dozen years. Simply put, it’s true to what the label says.

Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red is back!!

After making a huge splash with the 2013 Gravel Bed Red (we sold just over 100 cases in 24 hours) we are very excited to offer Sebastiani's 2014 Gravel Bed Red. The 2014 has not been rated but we think it is at least the equal of the 2013, sadly we have less then half of what we got last year. If you missed the 98 point 2013 Domaine Eden Cabernet earlier in the week don't miss out on the Gravel Bed.
Recognize this bottle from last year?

2014 Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red....$27.99
The 2014 Gravel Bed Red is dark purplish to ruby in color. Its nose is swarming with Cabernet spice, currant, black cherries, coconut wood aromatics and hints of black tea. The flavor is fruit forward with delicious blackberries followed by raspberry, underbrush tones, and dried leaves. The finish has great acidity and tannins which helps reign in the generous fruit afforded by a riper season---winemaker
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

2014 just arrived, it has not been review yet....
Review of the 2013 -- 
The 2013 Gravel Bed Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux blend which I assume is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes from the rockiest sites that Sebastiani owns in Sonoma County. This is a spectacular wine, with blueberry and blackberry fruit, some notes of gravel (as the name suggests), full-bodied opulence, and a multi-layered, almost skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet for such great intensity and richness. This is a stunner and another tour de force from winemaker Mark Lyon. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 25-30 years.
Rated 97/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Friday, February 3, 2017

2nd Shift Cat Spit

Finally back in bottles!

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout....$7.49 / 750ml
Cat Spit is a very easy drinking oatmeal stout that everyone loves because it is frickin awesome. It has a good amount of flavor in the roasty area, that comes only from the malt bill. It's just the way I like a stout to be, so there.

1792 -- TWCP place single barrel of Full Proof

We are running out -- offline now.
Each store just has a few bottles left.

Our own single barrel of 1792 Full proof
Yield was only 150 bottles
1792 / TWCP Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey....$39.99

125 proof
Bourbon insiders have long acknowledged that full proof bourbon has a distinctively rich flavor. This bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration, and only passing through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust proof for bottling, as well as a full rich and bold flavor. Bottles at its original 125 barrel entry proof, just as it was years ago when the barrels were first filled, 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is exceptionally distinct.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Excel Brewing Black Breath

More in stock!
Excel Brewing Black Breath...$11.99 / 22oz
Stout aged in Rum Barrels.
Limited release, we reserve the right to limit if needed.

Tour de France Red Case of Wine!

Tour de France Mixed Case of Wine

See map above for rough locations of these wines....

1.   Mure Alsace Pinot Noir Signature
2.   Faiveley Mercurey Red Burgundy
3.   Longefay Brouilly Cru Beaujolais
4.   Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône
5.   Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone
6.   Domaine de Barroubio Minervois Rouge
7.   Domaine Cabirau Serge and Nicolas Maury Sec
8.   Chateau de Lancyre Coste d'Aleyrac
9.   Le Cirque Cotes de Catalanes Rouge
10. Chateau Landereau Bordeaux Superieur Rouge
11. Chateau de Crain Bordeaux Superieur
12. Chateau Val Beylie Plaisir Bordeaux Rouge
Baker's Dozen Bonus Wine - Joel Falmet Champagne

Tour de France Wine Regions case of wine....
Total if you buy them individually is $209.88
Or 1 bottle of all 12 wines for only $175

Want to start of your journey with some Champagne at the top of the map?
Joel Falmet Brut Champagne was rated #1 in the NY Times for best Champagnes under $40.  Plus it is a quality grower Champagne.
Regular $39.99
Baker's dozen case includes 12 bottles of wine above and 1 bottle of Joel Falmet Brut for $210

All wines are not available at all stores.  You can order online and we will transfer the case to the location closest to you.  We reserve the right to substitute wines of equal or great value in case of out of stocks.

Order online or call ahead 314.727.8788 and we will get the case ready for you.

More info on the wines below....
2010 Chateau Landereau Bordeaux Superieur Rouge...$17.99 
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Founded in 1959, Chateau Landereau is currently run by 3rd generation owner Bruno Baylet. Nearly 200 acres are farmed in the gravelly hillsides of Sadirac, 12 miles southeast of Bordeaux, in the Entre-Deux-Mers region. The wines are impressive, and offer the hallmark character of traditional Bordeaux in a sleek and modern profile. Tasting Notes:
Intense and concentrated, with ripe, spicy, cassis and dark
fruit character. Well-structured but with soft, sweet tannins. Produced in a polished, modern style, with a long, persistent finish. Excellent with red meats (hangar steak, braised lamb
shank) and richly flavored fowl (tea smoked duck).

2010 Chateau de Crain Bordeaux Superieur...$13.99

Classic Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec with vines 50 years of age!  A wine of exceptional elegance, complexity and finesse. Offers, deep, layered, dark fruit character on the nose with suave tannins and a lingering finish.
Serve With: Excellent with red meats and ripe cheeses.

2014 Chateau Val Beylie Plaisir Bourdeaux Rouge...$15.99
Deep purple color with clean, fruit forward nose, smooth in the mouth with red berry candied fruit with hints of smoke and good acidity, nice and balanced on the finish.
Organically grown grapes from estate vineyards owned by Christophe Pont.
'Plaisir' means “pleasure” in English. Grapes are hand picked in small boxes for delivery to the winery. Grapes are fermented with native yeast in stainless steel tanks and left on the skins for two weeks the topped up and conserved. Unoaked, aged in stainless steel for the winter and spring then bottled before next harvest.

2013 Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône...$13.99
In addition to running the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Domaine du Pegau with her father Paul, Laurence Féraud manages a successful negociant wine business under the "Sélection Laurence Féraud" label. This Cotes du Rhone shows of the amazing Syrah from the Rhone area as it is 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. This classic Côtes du Rhône offers densely layered black fruit aromas with a characteristic spiciness on the nose.

2015 Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
With so many over ripe and over extracted Grenache-based wines on the market, Domaine de Servans’ Côtes du Rhône is a great example of what a handcrafted wine, made primarily from Grenache, should be. Red fruit and garrigue notes dominate the nose. In the mouth, red cherry and black pepper flavors mix with hints of blackberry and cassis flavors from the Syrah. The combination of fruit, spice, and soft tannins make this a great everyday Côtes du Rhône. This is a perfect wine for a casual meal of burgers, barbeque, or pizza.

2015 Mure Alsace Pinot Noir Signature....$19.99
"Very pure notes of cherry and strawberry pervade this wine. They are perfumed with a slight conifer scent that spells freshness and lifted ease. The palate has an unforced, elegant concentration. This is charming and fresh, with convincing depth, purity and a lasting, fresh finish." -- this is the review from the 2014 vintage 90/100 Wine Enthusiast.  2015 not rated yet.

2014 Faiveley Mercurey Red Burgundy...$27.99
Classic Old World Pinot Noir! Juicy and expressive with an amazingly great price. Aromas of sour cherry, wild violets and plush layers of dark berry. Medium-bodied and complex. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.
Rated 90/100 Natalie Maclean

2014 Longefay Brouilly Cru Beaujolais....$19.99
Some of the best vineyards in Brouilly from 20-110 year old vines!
A classic example of Brouilly. The wine has rich red raspberry, and mulberry flavors, with undertones of blue fruit. The finish is unexpectedly silky, long and lingering. In spite of Annie and Bernard’s understated demeanor, this is a wine with considerable elegance and sophistication. Typical of Beaujolais, the combination of soft tannins and bright fruit make this one of the most versatile food wines you can find. It is perfect with everything from pork, to pizza, and even barbeque.

2012 Domaine de Barroubio Minervois Rouge...$13.99
35% Syrah * 35% Grenache * 30% Carignan
Some vines are 110 years old
1600 cases produced. Dominated by wild briary fruit, and exotic spices in the nose. The wine’s wild, exotic side, comes from the Carignan, while the dark black fruit flavors comes from the Syrah These two grapes are then complimented by the addition of Grenache, which adds hints of red cherry and black pepper.

2014 Domaine Cabirau Serge and Nicolas Maury Sec...$19.99
The exceedingly elegant 2014 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas sports a vibrant, transparent ruby color as well as lots of kirsch, black raspberry, violets, garrigue and potpourri-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, silky and layered, with fine tannin, it shows the vintage’s more mid-weight style, yet is perfectly balanced and loaded with charm. Drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

2013 Chateau de Lancyre Coste d'Aleyrac...$17.99
I was able to taste the 2013 Pic Saint Loup la Coste d’Aleyrac multiple times, with slightly erratic results. At its best, it has beautiful black raspberry, licorice, peppery herbs and spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless style on the palate. A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan, drink it anytime over the coming 5-7 years.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2013 Le Cirque Cotes de Catalanes Rouge...$13.99
Tasted from bottle, the 2013 Côtes Catalanes is a smoking blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Carignan. Aged all in tank and coming from 50-year-old vines, it has tons of black raspberry, kirsch, licorice and spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure, polished style on the palate. It’s hard to resist now, and I see no reason to delay gratification. This will compete with 20-30 dollar southern Rhônes.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Odell Imperial Elephunk Wild IPA

Limited release -- 
Odell Imperial Elephunk Wild IPA...$8.49 / 12oz
Striking a perfect balance between sweet and tart, Elephunk Imperial Wild IPA showcases layers of flavor that dance on the palate in funky liquid harmony. Pungent tropical fruit aromas burst forward while oak-aged traits of vanilla, brown sugar and cedar create a slightly sweet contrast to the tart flavor. Notes of ripe pineapple and peach pie unite in this wild-inspired, barrel-aged imperial IPA.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Uinta Releases - Hopscursion and Golden Ale

Uinta Brewing Hopscursion No. 1...$13.99 / 750ml
6.5% ABV
IBU: 80
Unique hops in every batch.
Venture further into the world of brettanomyces with this West-Coast style IPA. Hopscursion blends tropical hop aromatics and funky fruit zest with a dry, earthy undertone.

Uinta Golden Ale....$8.49 / 6 pack cans
Celebrating our Nation's Playground
A year-round refresher, this golden ale is light bodied and crisp with a subtle sweetness making this your quintessential anytime, anywhere beer.

Odell Dark Theory Black Cherry Sour Ale

In stock now at Forsyth

Limit 1 per person

Odell Brewing Dark Theory...$14.99 / 750ml
Experience the gravity of Dark Theory. Black cherries swirl in an abyss of wild fermented imperial porter. Belgian yeast strains illuminate a galaxy of plum an cranberry flavors atop layers of tart cherry and sweet bread. Roasted malts add notes of coffee, chocolate, and tobacco for a beer that is full-bodied, complex, and out-of-this-world smooth.

Odell Tree Shake Peach IPA now in cans

Now in CANS!!

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA...$13.99 / 6 pack CANS

Tree Shaker is an Imperial Peach IPA. Brewed with local peaches for a subtle sweetness, this Imperial IPA has roots right here in Colorado. Familiar citrusy hop notes balanced with sweet local peaches give this style a playful little shake.

New Ballast Point Beers

Ballast Point Red Velvet Nitro...$13.99 / 6 pack
This stout takes the cake.
Our Red Velvet oatmeal stout is a mind-bending beer. Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is our “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying.

Ballast Point Manta Ray Double IPA....$13.99 / 6 pack 
This new IPA rises above the rest.
We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite.