Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch

Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch...$11.99 / 6pk cans
Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 colonies of bees are carefully kept and fed and the honey is uncapped, extracted, filtered and finally infused into a refreshing Honey Kolsch Ale.
Ingredients: Wheat, DextraPils, Aciduated & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Hopyard Honey & Wild Flower Honey; Alluvial Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Kolsch #2 Yeast.

Crispin Rose Cider.

Crispin Rose Cider...$11.99 / 6pk
(also sold as singles)
Crispin Rosé is an elegant blend of apple and pear juice crafted with rose petals and hibiscus.

Brilliant dusty carnation pink with delicate undertones of foggy sunrise.
Creamy ripe strawberry, hints of vanilla laced with stone fruit, gentle floral notes
Present floral rose petals, tender rhubarb, fresh strawberries and honeydew melon
Crisp and effervescent, tickle of sweetness

Finish: Creamy pear character resonates on the palate for some time but the richness of the fruit fades quickly

5% ABV, Certified Gluten-Free
Best served cold for bold, crisp refreshment.

Crispin ciders are naturally fermented using the raw, unpasteurized juice of fresh-pressed American apples and pears. Through classic cold-fermentation and specially selected wine yeasts, we always stay true to the fruit with authentic flavors and unique aromatic notes that are only present in fresh-pressed cider.

Black Bull is back and at new lower prices!!

Black Bull Kyloe Blended Scotch...$23.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher - next price is $28.99
 "Black Bull Kyloe is inspired by the hardy breed of highland cattle, the Kyloes, known to survive in the bitter windswept highlands and island of Scotland.  Black Bull Kyloe shares much of its likeness with this great breed - robust and with outsanding pedigree.  Black Bull Kyloe is blended using the finest malt and grain whiskies, at a high ratio of malt to grain, and bottled at a hearty 50% ABV, without the use of chill filtration, to offer a bold, authentic and powerful sensory experience.  
Black Bull Kyloe, a pure highlander.

Black Bull 12yr Old...$34.99
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Black Bull Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky 12 years old
As a follow up to the release of 30 Year Old BlackBull in 2009, Duncan Taylor Co is releasing a 12 Year Old BlackBull Deluxe Blend. Black Bull contains 50% malt whisky and 50% grain whisky and has not been altered by chill-filtration. This special blend is a marriage of the finest 12 year old single malt and single grain whiskies distilled in Scotland. The selection of whiskies falls true to the Duncan Taylor ethic of unbridled quality, each whisky from each cask is nose and tasted before going into the Black Bull vatting.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Full Amber
Nose: Robust, chunky aromas. Chocolate, toffee, sherry, vanilla and lemon sherbet.
Flavour: Smooth, mellow and rounded. Milk chocolate, treacle toffee, pears, green apples and lots of sweet vanilla.
Finish: Some heavier fruity notes emerge, and lots of creamy notes coming through
Comments: A very creamy whisky with a lot fruity toffee notes.

Next lowest price on Wine-Searchers is $137.99 

Black Bull 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky....$119.99
Put the sizzle back into your life with our 21 year old. Like a 21 year old, this whisky is full of zest, energy and has a lusting for the good times. We’ve gone for a blend of mainly Highland malts with a touch of Speyside and Islay to add something a bit extra, at a huge 55% malt to grain ratio and bottled at 50% abv.
This one is for all you spice lovers out there.

Marc Hebrart Champagne Brut Rose

Marc Hebrart Champagne Brut Rose...$61.99
Aromatic, with ripe cherry and berry fruit and abundant spice notes, this creamy rosé is framed by firm acidity, offering a finely balanced mix of raspberry gelato, toasted brioche, chalk and grated ginger. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020. 60 cases imported.
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator

2011 Chateau Climens 1er Barsac

2011 Chateau Climens 1er Barsac...$72.99
Still tight, with an energetic core of white peach, creamed pineapple, persimmon and white ginger flavors. The backdrop of orange blossom and singed almond notes adds extra dimension on the finish. This will go a long way in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035. 4,025 cases made.
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator

Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes

2013 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes...$45.99 / 375ml
The 2013 Suduiraut has one of the more flamboyant bouquets of the vintage, one that is actually reminiscent of de Fargues. There are copious Satsuma and dried honey scents, hints of beeswax and almond that keep your snout in the glass. The palate is very well-balanced with a viscous entry, just a touch of marmalade and quince coming through, and then blossoming toward the weighty finish that shows just a touch more oak at the moment. This is an excellent Suduiraut.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone values - white and red

2015 Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes Du Rhone Rouge...$12.99
The name originates from the 45th North parallel, which runs two kilometers from the domaine’s cellars near Tain L’Hermitage. This cuvée began in 1950 and represents the Jaboulet commitment to producing France’s finest red Rhône value.
  • 40+ years old vines on average
  • Sourced exclusively from family farms that are increasingly practicing sustainable farming. 50% of the fruit is declassified Côtes du Rhône-Villages (including the elite hamlets of Cairanne and Plan Dieu). Clay and calcareous soils.
  • 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
  • Aged in 20% large older barrel and 80% in stainless tanks

2016 Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes Du Rhone Blanc...$12.99
The name originates from the 45th North parallel, which runs two kilometers from the domaine’s cellars near Tain L’Hermitage. This cuvée began in 1950 and represents the Jaboulet commitment to producing France’s finest Rhône value.
  • 20+ years old vines on average
  • Sourced exclusively from 2 family farms that are increasingly practicing sustainable farming. Most of the fruit is sourced from the right bank of the Rhone River.
  • 50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne, 20% Viognier, 10% Bourboulenc
  • Grenache endows a silky flesh, Marsanne lending a sleek vivacity, Viognier brings the aromatic exuberance, and the Bourbolenc delivers with floral freshness
  • Blocked malo, aged in stainless tanks
  • A lively mineral-laced Rhone white, with wet stones and laser pure white fruit in a lip smacking and succulent white. Delivers the elegance and texture of the finest cool climate white wines

La Scolca White Label Gavi

La Scolca White Label Gavi...$17.99
La Scolca “White Label” is considered the everyday, affordable alternative to the estate’s legendary “Black Label”. Although sourced from younger vines than the Black Label, this estate-grown Gavi offers similar richness and complexity from extended lees aging and a superb vineyard site that makes this choice a perfect by-the-glass solution and an everyday value for enjoyment at home.

Terroir: The La Scolca White Label is sourced from the estate’s 20-30 year old vines with yields of 80 quintals per hectare. Vines retain five to six clusters per vine. Hillside vines are planted in soils of volcanic origin, composed of calcareous-clay with veins of chalky limestone similar to that found in Champagne and Chablis, giving a characteristic flinty character.

Vinification: Hand-harvested fruit is brought to the winery after 5-10 minutes, where it is sprayed with dry-ice. Cryo-maceration, cold fermentation (13-14⁰C) in stainless steel tanks and the use of natural yeasts preserves the Cortese’s subtle fruit, flinty acidity and structure. The young wine remains in tank on its lees for four to five months to extract aromatic richness and palate complexity, before natural decanting and bottling.

Breca Old Vine Garnacha - 91 point bargain

2014 Breca Old Vine Garnacha...$15.99
For a tad more money, the 2014 Breca, which is 100% bush-vine Grenache planted 1900-1940, is another take on this fabulous grape that flourishes in many areas of Spain as well as Southern France. This wine spent 18 months sur lie in 500- to 600-liter French demi-muids. A deep ruby/plum color offers up notes of jammy strawberries, black cherries, raspberries, licorice, underbrush and lavender. It is deep, ripe, medium to full-bodied, heady (must be 14.5-15% natural alcohol) with a long, juicy finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
(made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red berries, candied flowers and Asian spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, offering intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of vanilla. Clings with impressive authority on the finish, which features supple tannins and lingering floral character. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then went through malolactic fermentation and 21 months of aging in used French oak barriques. Yields here were reportedly less than a ton per acre in this vintage.
Rated 91/100 Vinous Media

Signatory Edradour 10 Year Single Malt

Signatory Edradour 10 Year Single Malt...$65.99
  • Distilled 2006
  • Bottles 2017
  • 46% ABV
  • Aged 10 Years
  • Cask No. 350
  • 374 bottles produced

Guardian Cellars Newsprint Chardonnay

2014 Guardian Cellars Newsprint Chardonnay...$17.99

On sale at $13.98
We brought some a hint of butter and just a touch of oak to this Chardonnay party! Newsprint Chardonnay we used 50% new French oak barrels that are water bent. This Chardonnay, hailing from Conner Lee Vineyard, features notes of gorgeous golden delicious apple and yellow plum. This Chardonnay has great texture, with very focused flavors and a sleek finish.

Justin Isosceles Paso Robles

2014 Justin Isosceles Paso Robles...$73.99
Shows a measure of finesse and restraint given the size, which is big and expressive, offering notes of plum, blackberry, baking spices and cedary oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2032. 20,000 cases made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Avua Cachaca

Single Sourced Cachaca

Avua Cachaca Prata....$29.99
Avuá Prata Cachaça is rested in stainless steel casks before being hand bottled. The result is a LUSH and CRISP spirit with subtle floral notes perfect for exciting new cocktails, or the O'Clássico Caipirinha. Discover and enjoy our unique hand crafted Avuá Prata Cachaça cocktails.

"Take Fazenda da Quinta, an artisanal producer deep in the backcountry of Rio de Janiero state: a few hundred acres of cane grown without pesticides, cut by hand, run through a water-wheel-powered, and pot-distilled. Avuá Prata, rested in steel, is soft and creamy, with grassy tequila-like notes and a light but persistent funk or "hogo" that makes you want more. It makes a stellar caipirinha." Dave Wondrich, Esquire

O’Clássico - 2oz Avuá Cachaça Prata, 4 muddled lime wedges, 1 sugar cube and ¾oz simple syrup.

The Girl from Ipanema - 2oz Avuá Cachaça Prata, 4 muddled lime wedges 1oz pomegranate seeds, 1 sugar cube and ¾oz simple syrup

Avua Cachaca Oak Aged...$41.99
Avuá Oak Cachaça, following Brazilian tradition, is aged for up to 2 years in French Oak, or carvalho, previously used to age white wine. Carvalho, the most common wood used for cachaça-aging in Brazil, imparts notes of vanilla and butterscotch. Oak-aged cachaça finishes dry with a slight bitterness that has many layers for an exquisite sipping spirit. It is also the perfect base for stirred cocktails and tropical cocktails like the Mai Tai or Planter's Punch.

Avua Cachaca Tapinhoa...$59.99

Avuá Tapinhoã Cachaça is aged in tapinhoã wood, an extremely rare hardwood found in parts of South America. The spirit is aged in a barrel used decades ago by our distiller's father. After a lengthy recommissioning process, and up to 2 years of aging, we are proud to offer our second unique Brazilian wood offering. This wood imparts flavors of toasted coconut, fresh honeycomb, and caramel. The soft, sweet notes imparted by the wood create the perfect sipping spirit. Try it on the rocks, neat, or in a cocktail showcasing its incredible flavor.

Cachaça is a spirit with almost five hundred years of history, distilling and blending the three great trends in Brazilian culture: Indian, African, and Portuguese. It is a distilled spirit made from fresh sugarcane juice and can be made in any part of Brazil. There are two types of cachaça, artisanal and industrial. In Brazil, these cachaças are perceived very differently – industrial cachaca being like a cheap vodka and artisanal cachaca being a product for connoisseurs. While there are a number of differences, the basic distinction is the use of column stills (industrial) and pot stills (artisanal).

Artisanal cachaças are highly controlled, delicate distillations within pot stills, fermented using more delicate and/or local wild yeast strains and the rarest forms can retail in Brazil for up to $500 USD, particularly the rare Minas Gerais cachaças.

It is defined under Brazilian law as a beverage with an alcohol content of between 38-54% by volume made from the distillation of fresh sugarcane juice. The sugarcane juice must be fermented in general in less than 24 hours than pressing. Distillers may add sugar to the spirit at up to 6 gram per liter, and any more than that must be labeled as cachaça dulce, or “sweet cachaça”.

Cachaça is a people’s spirit and its history is inextricably tied to the history of slavery in Brazil, just as bourbon’s history is inextricably tied to the history of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants to the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee. Industrial cachaça has many names, many of them funny or derogatory. It has been made since the 1500s, which means that cachaça is older than rum, which began production in the 1600s.

As the Portuguese owners discovered the cachaça that sugarcane juice fermented, they imported their own stills. As Portugal had inherited its traditions from the Arabic Ummayyad history of the Iberian Peninsula, they use cognac style stills in order to distill the garapa, or mashbill. The use of pot stills, combined with talented distillers, caused the creation of a personal industry.

The history of cachaça is a history of agricultural landowners. The plantation owners would utilize stills to create a bourgeois product for their consumption, and even today you see engineers or other educated landowners retiring to produce cachaça on the family farm.

As Brazilian immigration peaked and a number of Italians, Lebanese, French and Germans entered Brazil, they began to purchase land and implemented their own distilling traditions. Most of this immigration occurred – as in North America – in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and at that time, there was an increase in the number and quality of traditional cachaça brands and production heritages, much of which date from the early 1900s or 1920s like the producers of Avuá. Many of these traditions elevated the production of cachaça just as Avuá and other brands are elevating the way cachaça is communicated.

Chateau des Capitans Julienas

2015 Chateau des Capitans Julienas...$19.99
The 2015 Julienas Chateau des Capitans, of which around 10% is aged in oak, has an opulent black cherry and kirsch-scented bouquet that is lively and generous. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy, ripe red plum and strawberry fruit, nicely balanced with a rounded, caressing finish that has just the right amount of edginess. This comes recommended - delicious.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Duncan Taylor Octave Glenallachie

Duncan Taylor Octave Glenallachie Single Malt Scotch...$45.99
  • Single Cask Scotch
  • 55.3% ABV
  • 75 Bottles produced
  • Aged 6 Years in oak casks
  • Distilled 2011

Jaboulet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise -- dessert wine

2014 Jaboulet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise...$19.99 / 375ml

  • 40+ year old vines on average
  • Grown on sandy marl
  • 100% Muscat á petits grains
  • Blocked malo, aged in stainless tanks
  • Year in and year out a delicious and balanced dessert wine. Orange marmalade, apricots, and peaches, copious fruit, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy and balance
  • Practicing Biodynamic

New Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout!

New Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout!

Sold as a 4pk or single 16oz cans

Petrus Brewmaster's Wild Tripel Ale

Petrus Brewmaster's Wild Tripel Ale...$13.99 / 750ml
ABV:  8.00%
The Brewmaster’s Selection Wild Tripel Ale is an audacious combination of craftsmanship and experience. 2 American hops, Amarillo and Cascade, are added to our well known Petrus Tripel to enhance the character and aroma. On top of this, the brewmaster adds 15% of our foeder beer to give it a touch of sourness and fruitiness. This beer is an unprecedented combination of a hoppy tripel and sour foeder beer.

DuMol Chardonnay at stunning prices

We have great pricing on 2013 Dumol Chardonnay's. We won't see this pricing ever again.

2013 DuMol Chardonnay Chloe Russian River...$51.99

Next Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $62.29
The 2013 Chardonnay Chloe, which comes from two great vineyard sources, the Ritchie and Lorenzo, was treated similarly in terms of its aging 12 months on its lees, then four months in tank. Good acidity buttresses a relatively full-throttle, big, rich, honeyed wine, with plenty of apple blossom, orange marmalade, and pineapple notes. There is some underlying minerality as well. This should also drink well for at least a decade.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

2013 DuMol Chardonnay Isobel Sonoma Coast $51.99
Next Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $60.99
Absolutely sensational, the 2013 Chardonnay Isobel comes exclusively from the 32-year-old vines of the Charles Heintz Vineyard. Barrel-fermented and aged 13 months on its lees, then four months in tank, this wine offers up quintessential Chardonnay notes such as white peach, wet stones and hazelnut. It exhibits great acidity, a full-bodied, honeyed texture, superb purity, and a tightly coiled, crisp, zesty finish. It should be even better with another 6-12 months of cellaring and keep for a decade or more.
Rated 94+/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

2013 DuMol Chardonnay Estate Russian River... $51.99
One hundred percent from the DuMOL estate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate (which comes from a combination of the Hyde Wente clone and Mt. Eden selections) is treated similarly to the other cuvées. It emerges from one of the most tightly planted vineyards in Northern California (3,680 vines per acre vs. the typical 600 to 800). Terrific lemon oil, white peach, currant, quince and orange blossom are all present in this complex, citrusy, full-bodied Chardonnay that is built for aging 10-15 years.

Rated 92/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

Friday, February 9, 2018

Jean Paul Droin Chablis AC

2014 Jean Paul Droin Chablis AC...$21.99
The 2014 Chablis Villages sees no wood contact just like the Petit Chablis. It has a controlled and well-defined granitic bouquet, hints of smoke developing in the glass, strict and focused. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. There is just a hint of fresh lime on the entry segueing into a more saline, lightly spiced finish that leaves the mouth tingling after the wine has departed. Very fine and don't feel obliged to drink this immediately; feel free to give it 12-24 months in bottle.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 90/100 Vinous

2016 Beaujolais arriving

Looks like we are in for another fantastic crop of Beaujolais hitting our shelves over the next several months. 2016, while not as warm and inviting as the 2015s, represents a beautiful and classic vintage in Beaujolais. While most of the press is still to come, here a few teasers for you!

2016 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote de Py....$16.99
Reveling in the tannins of a young Côte du Py, this wine is rich, structured and dense. The tannins give the dry edge this wine needs to age. Intense with ripe black fruits, this is a powerful wine.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2016 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly....$26.99
This estate is the most famous and influential in Côte de Brouilly. This wine, from 50-year-old vines, is rich and structured while also having delicious ripe berry and black-cherry fruits.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old Single Malt

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old Single Malt...$499.99
The nearest thing to being able to step back in time to the Ardbeg Distillery of yesteryear, is to taste the spirit it produced.

Ardbeg Twenty Something is a rare Limited Edition Committee bottling from 23 long years ago.

On the nose, sweet wood smoke and vanilla cream mingle with sherry notes, burning pine cones and chocolate. Take a sip and experience rich chocolate, dried fruits and fennel. The long finish falls away with just a hint of spiciness.

Ardbeg Twenty Something – something you won’t want to miss.

Non chill-filtered at 46.3% ABV

Duncan Taylor North British 23 Year Old Scotch

Limited release!!!

Duncan Taylor North British 23 Year Old Scotch...$199.99
  • Aged 23 Years
  • Distilled 1991
  • Bottled 2015
  • Bottles produced only 96
  • Cask No. 599218
  • 53% ABV

Avery Fimbulvvinter Quintuple Barrel Aged in Rum Barrels

Limit 1 per person
Avery Fimbulvvinter Quintuple Barrel Aged in Rum Barrels...$11.99 / 12oz
Rum Barrel Aged Quintuple!
16.9% ABV