Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Chateauneuf du Blanc - great score, great price

Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Chateauneuf du Blanc...$31.99
This has a lovely mix of yellow apple and white peach fruit flavors inlaid with verbena, quinine and lemon shortbread notes. The richness is offset by a stony echo. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra

2013 Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra...$95.99
The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows a whole other level of fiber and textural richness. This is a stunning wine from thicker soils that deliver more structure, firmness and overall depth. With that superiore richness, the wine is also endowed with balanced acidity, plump primary fruit and an elegant touch of balsam or menthol herb on the finish. This drives the finish forward for a few long and glorious minutes. Dig deeper still, and you find a sweet note of chocolate hazelnut.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2013 Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra...$89.99
The 2013 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda sees fruit sourced from the middle part of the Castelletto vineyard where there is a mix of lighter, sandy soils. These loose soils have impacted the wine's distinct character. The bouquet is subdued and graceful. Overall, there is less primary fruit intensity. Instead, the aromas veer towards ethereal tones of licorice, dry hazelnut and medicinal herb. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is very direct and pointed. The tannins are firm and tight. The wine needs a few more years to get out of this more reticent phase.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Onx Indie Rose

2016 Onx Indie Rose of Tempranillo...$16.99
Next lowest price online is $19 on Wine SearcherAn origami doll, a daylily, the perfect sunrise – the essence of ephemeral beauty.
The 2016 Indie rosé is like a tempest in a teacup. It romantically leaps out of its glass to greet its taster with a flurry of peaches, nectarines, blood oranges, and rose hips. The wine enters the mouth softly and sweetly, like the first bite of a freshly picked strawberry, then persists on the tongue with a bright, refreshing acidity that subtly hints of tamarind and passion fruit. Indie then gently trails into a pleasing finish that stays with the taster like an opening act that blows away the headliner! 852 cases produced.

Hitachino Commemorative Ale 2017

 Back in stock now
New 2017 version
Hitachino Commemorative Ale 2017...$8.49 / 11.2oz
Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam. Pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans

Hitachino Red Rice Ale...$4.99 / 11.2oz
Complex sake like flavors with malt sweet notes. Hints of strawberries in the nose and palate. An intriguing mix of sake, malt , and bitter notes in the finish.

2015 Cherry Pie Three Vineyards Pinot Noir

2015 Cherry Pie Three Vineyards Pinot Noir...$18.99
The 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, and finishing with red cherry and earth.

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellations: 72% Monterey County; 20% Sonoma Coast; 8% Santa Barbara County
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 20% New

Combining three vineyards, each in its own distinct AVA, Cherry Pie Pinot Noir showcases the best of each unique flavor profile. The Rodgers Creek Vineyard, located in the Sonoma Coast AVA, rests on a ridge in the Petaluma Wind Gap; a low spot in the Sonoma Coast Range that allows a constant flow of cool air directly from the Pacific Ocean. Well-draining White Rhyolite Volcanic Ash soils allow the earthiness of the Pommard & 777 Clones to shine. The Alta Loma Vineyard is located in the Monterey County AVA, overlooking the Salinas River Valley and planted on Arroyo Seco gravelly loam soil. These sparse, well-drained soils reduce yields, creating rich, concentrated flavors in the fruit. The Los Alamos Vineyard lies tucked into a canyon in Santa Barbara County that leads directly to the Pacific Ocean. The sandy soils, bright sunshine and cool ocean breezes combine to lengthen fruit ripening and extend hang time, resulting in intense aromatics and great acidity.

Cherry Pie defines a winemaking approach and technique created by cult winemaker Jayson Woodbridge whereby a micro fermentation approach is applied to a single-vineyard wine. Each vineyard lot is fermented in open top oak puncheons to allow more complexity and variety in the phenolic, aromatic and flavor components of the wine. This micro-fermentation produces a completely unique representation of the fruit from each vineyard.

Bellisima from Christie Brinkley

From Christie Brinkley

Bellisima Zero Sugar Sparkling Wine...$19.99

Made With Organic Grapes

By leaving our organic Glera grapes in autoclave for 7 months, we achieve a fresh sparkling wine with zero sugars or artificial flavors. Perfectly balanced and pleasantly acidic, it is velvety and dry, with hints of white flowers and grapefruit.

Uncorked at the very last minute, Bellissima Zero pairs beautifully with oysters, caviar, and raw fish.

Classification: Sparkling white wine
Grapes: 100% Glera

Since being discovered by a photographer in Paris while still in art school, Christie has appeared on over 500 magazine covers worldwide, served as a spokeswoman for CoverGirl, and performed on Broadway, in television, and in film.

Though undoubtedly beautiful herself, Christie has always endeavored to help others feel beautiful. She started Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skincare line to help fight aging, and helped create Hair2Wear, which offers women innovative and fashion-forward hair extensions for hair-to-go. Her New York Times best-selling book of beauty secrets, Timeless Beauty, offers guidance on what to eat, how to apply makeup, and what to wear.

Christie has also always found time to give back, and has received several awards for her work protecting our health and the environment. She has entertained troops from Bosnia to Kosovo, spoken out against nuclear weapons and power plants at the United Nations, and traveled to Africa in support of anti-elephant and rhino poaching campaigns.

Given Christie's commitment to creating and preserving beauty—in herself, in others, and in the natural world—it’s no surprise that her line of 100% organic Prosecco and sparkling wines are imbued with her Bellissima spirit.

As she says, "Dream big Bellissima dreams, and may they all come true!"

Neisson Agricole Rhum

Neisson Agricole Rhum Reserve Speciale...$64.99
Rums at the origin of this wine from a selection of different vintages.
No fewer than five different qualities of aged rums are components of this assembly, with aging put in over several years.
Rums behind the Special Reserve have aged between 50 and 60 months in barrels of less than 650 liters, with an average of 4 years and 5 months.  Initially, the white rums stay 6 months in new barrels of 350 liters, in Limousin oak. They are then transferred to older casks of various capacities and origins. Successive passes of the water spirits in barrels of different degrees of depletion ensure smooth extraction of perfume from the wooded character of oak lignin, while avoiding an excess tannins.
Reducing the alcohol content up to 42% takes place throughout the aging thanks to the annual two tools.

Serving suggestions:
Special Reserve appreciates pure, served in a snifter, or old punch with one stroke of the cane sugar syrup.

Agricole: French term for cane juice rum, a style of rum originally distilled in the French Caribbean islands from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice rather than molasses.

Four Square Single Blended Rum Criterion

Last call, we scored a little more...

Four Square Single Blended Rum Criterion...$76.99
Barbados Rum
Aged for 10 Years in Ex Bourbon and Ex Madeira Casks
56% ABV
2000 bottles made

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stiegl Radler Lemon

Stiegl Radler Lemon....$9.49 / 4pk cans

Great addition to the very popular grapefruit.

Back in stock at Forsyth now

Goose Island 49 IIPA

Goose Island Imperial 49 IIPA...$11.99 / 6pk
The label I found online says 4 hops - but the one we have says FIVE HOPS!
Amarillo - Calypso - Cascade - Chinook - Galaxy

Goose Island Brasserie Blanc

Goose Island Brasserie Blanc....$17.99 / 765ml
A golden ale aged in wine barrels with Orange Muscat juice, Brasserie Blanc has an aroma of semi-sweet Muscat grapes and a delicate body.   A touch of tartness is cut by a dry finish imparted by the yeast Brettanomyces, resulting in a flavor profile that is reminiscent of wild fermented old ales.

Big Muddy Dark Noon

basically gone, might be a bottle or two left at Forsyth

Big Muddy Dark Noon Russian Imperial Stout....$9.99 / 22oz
Limit 1 per person
Eclipse Beer - very limited!

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher...$9.49 / 6pk
Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.
6.0% Alcohol By Volume

Old Danish Braggot is back

Dansk Old Danish Braggot...$21.99 / 750ml
Brewed from according to an old Danish recipe from 1700
"Old Danish Braggot is based on an 18th century recipe and is brewed according to old Danish traditions by Dansk Mjod A/S in collaboration with Orbaek Bryggeri. Old Danish Beer is brewed with Vienna and Munich malts, select hops and ginger, and the good water from Orbaek. It is blended with GI Dansk Mjod. Old Danish Braggot is a BLEND of a fully brewed/fermented & matured strong ale with a fully brewed/fermented/matured mead." -- importer
Strong ale: about 7% alc/vol, using vienna malts, munich malts, caramalts

"As there is no "standard definition" of "Braggot" developed yet just different versions/interpretations such as:- Should be fermentable honey & fermentable malt put together in the mash tun or - Honey can be added to fermentation tank or - Honey can be added to maturation tank {most would reject this definition}" -- importer

"Old Danish Braggot is best chilled and can be drunk to almost everything. History tells us that the Vikings drank Old Danish Braggot called Mjonsol at festive occasions as a special treat for kings." -- brewery

North Coast Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse

North Coast Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse...$5.49 / 22oz
Influential beer author the late Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.”

North Coast Brewing’s Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of peaches from California and passion fruit from Ecuador, a Pan-American take on the German classic.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Selvapiana Fornace Toscana

2012 Selvapiana Fornace Toscana...$36.98
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
This is settling in nicely, showing fine texture and balance, with black currant, cedar, mineral and spice flavors taking on the character of a maturing Bordeaux, yet this remains slightly wild and earthy, offering hints of licorice and tar on the long aftertaste. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 400 cases made.
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

House Wine CANS

We sampled them Saturday and people loved them - 
We stocked up!  Come and get it at Forsyth!
Perfect for coolers:
Floating, camping, fishing, patio, parties in the park, swimming pool, beach -- anywhere you cannot bring glass.
Wine drinkers now have cans like the beer drinkers!
House Wine Chardonnay...$4.99 / 375ml CAN

House Wine Red Blend...$4.99 / 375ml CAN
House Wine Rose...$4.99 / 375ml CAN
Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith, House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum value and quality in an iconic minimalist package. House Wine brings great wine, at a great price, to any great occasion. Box, bottle, or can, we invite you to find the perfect House Wine and make it yours.
Our house is your house.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blanton's Bourbon raffle

Emails sent, thanks for your interest!

There were a few people that signed up that already got Blantons this year and some that were not in the WRC.  Sorry had to take you out of the raffle.  

We are continuing to mix it up to get these Bourbons spread out a little bit.  We are doing this one a little different.  Read carefully.

Raffle Method
A chance to PURCHASE a bottle of Blantons Bourbon

Guidelines: please read

  • You must be a member of our Whiskey Reward Club - WRC - you must have signed up before today (July 19th)
  • If you received a bottle of Blantons from us this year, you cannot enter. (when we draw the names, we will check your WRC account to make sure you have not purchased one this year already)
  • Deadline to enter is July 20th at 7am.   The drawing will be done after that.
  • If your name is drawn, you will be contacted and you will have 7 days to pick up the bottle (or have it shipped)
  • We will draw the exact number of names as bottles that we received.  
  • Instead of making this one the fastest finger, you have about 14 hours to enter into the drawing.  
  • You can only enter online.  Please do not call the store or try to sign up in the store.  We will only print out raffle tickets from our online store to use in the drawing.  Any other sign ups will not be added to the drawing.
  • You may only enter once, duplicate entries will be thrown out. 
After you go to the link below, click the "add to your cart" and then "check out" to sign up for the raffle.  Follow all the instructions to check out.Your credit card will not be charged for anything even if you enter it.  But you can also choose "Gift Card" to pay, that way you do not need to add a real credit card if you do not want to.  You can choose which store you want to pick up when you check out.  

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon...$53.99
"The finest bourbon in the world comes from a single barrel. That’s the way Colonel Albert B. Blanton first bottled his private reserve bourbon nearly a century ago. Blanton believed the “center-cut” or middle sections of Warehouse H were the best for aging his bourbon. Personally tasting and choosing each barrel, these barrels were reserved and bottled for ambassadors, dignitaries, family and friends becoming the world’s first single barrel bourbon. His time honored tradition lives on today as only a handful of barrels fro

m the center of Warehouse H are selected to become Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon - back in stock

Limit 2 bottles total per person (only 1 can be a 1.75)
You have 7 days to pick up, thanks.

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon...$19.99 / 750ml
Weller Special Reserve Bourbon...$32.99 / 1.75 ltr
Replacing the rye grain in our recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. And at 7 years of age and "Kentucky proof"– 90 proof — W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy. Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is back!


Fastest finger on this one this time!
As the supply seems to be getting a little better.  Last time we did WRC on this one.

Limit 1 per person
You have 7 days to pick up!
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon....$31.99 / 750 ml
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.

TASTING NOTES:  The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.

45% alcohol; 90 proof
A sensational Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, this single barrel project is a powerful, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls style of bourbon that has been aged 10 years and has 45% alcohol, which makes it 90 proof. Seemingly bigger than that in the mouth, it is full-bodied with lots of caramelized citrus, maple syrup, smoky crème brûlée and cappuccino-like notes as well as terrific fruit from the fermentation. The wood is only a complementary aspect of this velvety textured, full throttle bourbon. It appears to be a classic. 95 points
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Tallgrass Blueberry Jam Berliner Weisse

Tallgrass Blueberry Jam Berliner Weisse....$8.49 / 6pk Cans
After a successful solo tour, we decided to put a band together with our Jam Series! Jam out with this
refreshingly tart, German-style wheat ale brewed with blueberries.
Style: Blueberry Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4.3%

Odell Brewing Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour

Odell Brewing Green Coyote...$4.99 / 12oz bottle
Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour is our bright, crisp take on a classic German-style Berliner Weisse. A bountiful spring harvest of tomatillo fruit creates a slight sweetness and tangy bite, while subtle notes of kiwi, cucumber and lemon howl alongside tartness on the tongue. The untamed freshness of Green Coyote will have you lapping it up at high-noon, or in the glow of the moonlight.

Monday, July 17, 2017

North Peak Thunder Oat IPA

North Peak Thunder Oat IPA...$11.99 / 6pk
New release in there hazy style IPA line.

Jolly Pumpkin Bamarillo

Jolly Pumpkin Bamarillo...$4.99 / 375ml
ABV: 5.1%
HOPS: Cascade, Amarillo, & Crystal
GRAINS: Pilsner Malt, Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Black Malt, Flaked Barley, & Crystal 75
The road to Amarillo is long for a dog with short legs.  Sometimes things happen.   Things like riding an armadillo.
Bamarillo uses the same grist bill as Bam Bière, but with half the amount of Crystal and Cascade hops. Amarillo hops were added in place for their rich, tropical fruit qualities. Bamarillo was aged in an oak foeder for three months, and in the final month of aging, pineapple puree was added to accentuate the hops fruity characteristics. Before packaging, Bamarillo was dry hopped with both Crystal and Amarillo hops. A fruity, dry, and drinkable ale. Bamarillo is there for you to make things happen.
One day Bam went down to Texas. Praying for surf. He didn’t set out to ride an armadillo. Who does, really?  He didn’t set out to have a veritable sea of chestnut trees either.  But along the road to Amarillo dry hopped saison, things happen. Things like riding an armadillo. And naming it Ben. Ben the armadillo. Ben there, done that.
Cheers & Mahalo plenty!
Ron Jeffries, Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator

Bur Oak Creme de la Hop

Bur Oak Creme de la Hop...$9.49 / 6pk CANS
Hoppy Cream Ale
A smooth cream-style ale with loads of juicy Ekuanot hops.  The aromatic hops selection give this beer a citrus and tropical fruit note and combines with the sweetness of the cream style ale to finish with a well balanced and well crafted Cream IPA