Saturday, June 23, 2018

4 Hands / Finback Brewing Liquidcycle IPA

4 Hands / Finback Brewing Liquidcycle IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Great value in Rioja

2016 Vinestral Rioja...$9.99
The wine delivers great value, offering plenty of classic Rioja character in "...a ripe and satisfying style that is sure to please.the 2016 Joven (60% Tempranillo and 40% Garnacha) offers a pretty, perfumed, lively style that makes it a joy to drink. Black cherries, black raspberries, and violets notes all flow to a rounded, easy, plump and lively red that has sweet tannin and moderate depth. It's a delicious, easy drinking effort."
Rated 88/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Familia Agostino de la Cava - 94 points!

2013 Agostino Familia de la Cava...$39.99
Made from 50% Malbec and 25% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 20 months in 70% new French and American oak, the 2013 De La Cava is straight up terrific, and one of the standouts in this report. Crème de cassis, licorice, smoked herbs and graphite all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, voluptuous, yet incredibly well balanced 2013 that has a stacked mid-palate, ripe, sweet tannin and a great finish. This down right tour de force is a smoking value, even at over 40 dollars.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Agostino Familia Semillon / Sauvignon

This wine competes with top White Bordeaux wines!
2014 Agostino Familia Semillon / Sauvignon...$24.99

The 2014 Semillon - Sauvignon Blanc is another brilliant white blend that does everything right. Caramelized citrus, white grapefruit, spice, and brioche notes all emerge from this deep, rich, pure 2014. It has an awesome texture, integrated acidity, and a blockbuster finish, and it’s a seriously good Bordeaux Blanc blend (it’s 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon) that should be snatched up by readers.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

It shows an intense yellow color with lively golden hues. On the nose, a unique expression of ripe tropical fruits and honey notes combine with typical oaky aromas, such as toasted bread, vanilla and smoky notes. This white blend delivers an elegant, creamy palate with lots of fresh balancing acidity. It is intense, full-bodied and lush with a delicious finish.

Domaine Cabirau First Things First

2015 Domaine Cabirau First Things First...$34.99
The first vintage of the new flagship 2015 Maury Sec First Things First is a parcel selection and a blend of 60% Grenache, 22% Carignan and 18% Syrah that spent just under two years in foudre. Another brilliant wine from this estate, it showed brilliantly from barrel and now from bottle. Black raspberries, dried flowers, exotic spice, and candied orange blossom all flow to a medium to full-bodied, spicy, elegant, seamless beauty that has building tannin, impeccable balance and a great finish. It needs a decant if drinking anytime soon and will be even better with another year in bottle.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Cornalin ---

From the rare Grape corner....
2016 Cave des Onze Valle d'Aoste Cornalin...$19.99
Cornalin 100%

Organically grown
Made from 100% Cornalin, which is a widely planted indigenous variety of the Valle d’Aosta, the 2016 Valle d’Aosta Cornalin offers a more transparent character as well as a Nebbiolo-like style in its cherry, crushed rocks, spice , and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, fresh, lively, and with obvious minerality, drink it over the 4-5 years.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Cultivated in Valle d'Aosta (and Switzerland)....a very demanding grape in terms of heat and brightness, it is characteristic of the central valley. The most suitable slope is undoubtedly the orographic left, but at not too high altitude and with adequate exposure it gives very interesting wines on the opposite side.
Color: deep ruby ​​red, with purple red.
Nose: very intense, characterized by spicy notes

Taste: dry, soft, rich in important but velvety tannins. Exquisite when savored at the right maturity.   The good body of enveloping tannins, make it a good companion for many important dishes of the Valdostana cuisine.

Thanks to the great professionalism combined with the use of high quality organic grapes and the use of the best technologies, the Cave Des Onze Communes now boasts the production of 18 strictly DOC wines (denomination of controlled origin) "Valle d'Aosta", brand that designates renowned products, whose characteristics are connected to the natural environment in full compliance with a specific production specification.

Villa des Anges Old Vine Rose

Our favorite and best selling rose from last year is back in stock now!

Fantastic Value!  stock up by the case
2017 Villa des Anges Old Vine Rose...$11.99

The 2017 Old Vines Rosé checks in as 100% old vine Cinsault sourced from 40-year-old vines around the village of Capestand, which is northwest of Beziers, in the Languedoc. It's a juicy, mineral-driven, salty, charming effort that has beautiful peach and strawberry fruit. It sells for a song and is as easy-drinking as they come.
Rated 88/100 Jeb Dunnuck
A light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, it offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince.  Serve With: As an aperitif it is the perfect warm weather gulper and also pairs well with a wide range of salads, seafoods, lighter dishes and grilled white meats and poultry.

Le Cirque Rose Scores 90 points

2017 Le Cirque Rose...$14.99
60% Cinsault and 40% Grenache Noir
The 2017 Pays d'Oc Rosé is a blend of 60% Cinsault and 40% Grenache Noir sourced all from the Aliganan region of the Languedoc. It offers a more Provençal pale color as well as hints of peach and cherry fruit, medium body, juicy acidity and a clean finish. It's another high-quality rosé well worth checking out.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Le Cirque Grenache Gris

2017 Le Cirque Grenache Gris...$14.99

Made from 100% Grenache Gris, the 2017 Côtes Catalanes Grenache Gris is a beautifully salty, racy white that has tons of character. Citrus blossom, salty minerality, and white flowers all emerge from this fabulous white that's going to be as versatile as it gets on the dinner table.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé scores 91 points

* Sustainably grown
2017 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$19.99
30% Syrah * 30% Grenache * 15% Cinsault * 25% Cabernet

Like the white, the 2017 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé (30% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cinsault, and the rest Rolle, Carignan, and Counoise) has a beautiful saltiness that makes your mouth water. White cherries, strawberries, and spice notes all flow to a medium-bodied rosé that has terrific acidity, plenty of fruit and a clean, dry finish.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Donjon Minervois Rose - scores 90

2017 Donjon Minervois Rose...$16.99
40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault.
Strawberries, cherries, and white flower notes all emerge from the 2017 Minervois Rosé, which is medium-bodied, juicy, fruit forward, and lively, with a dry finish. It's another terrific dry rosé that's balanced, pure, and elegant.

Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Arrumaco Verdejo - Best Buy!

2017 Arrumaco Verdejo...$8.99
A good value based all on Verdejo, the 2017 Verdejo offers clean notes of citrus, mint, and salty minerality in a medium-bodied, balanced, classically dry style that's going to go with just about anything you pair it with.
Rated 88/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Offering impressive density and concentration, striking purity of fruit, and true and loud expressions of Spain’s classic varietals, Arrumaco has become a go-to label that has risen to the top in a crowded category of sensational values.
Tasting Notes: Offers aromas of stone fruit, with hints of almonds and citrus rind. Crisp and fresh on the palate, with a touch of glycerin and a long, clean finish.  Serve With: Light and enjoyable on its own, it also an ideal pairing for a wide range of fish and shellfish.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ypioca Brasilizar Cachaca

All 3 back in stock now

Ypioca Brasilizar Cachaca Prata Classica....$13.99
Classica is distilled in a column still from fresh pressed sugarcane juice. The sugarcane comes from Ypióca-owned sugar fields and is aged for one year in Brazilian freijó wood vats. 40% ABV
SILVER MEDAL | WSWA Tasting Competition 2017

Ypioca Brasilizar Cachaca Prata Reserva Especial...$24.99
Cachaça distilled from fresh pressed sugar cane and aged for two years in Brazilian freijó wood vats. Each bottle is hand-woven in carnauba palm, a tree indigenous to northeastern Brazil. 40% ABV
90 POINTS, FINALIST, GREAT VALUE | Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014
92 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast

Ypioca Brasilizar Cachaca Ouro Reserva Especial...$24.99
Cachaça distilled from fresh pressed sugar cane and aged for two years in balsam wood vats. Each bottle is hand-woven in carnauba palm, a tree indigenous to northeastern Brazil. 40% ABV

Blackberry Farm / Evil Twin Tennessee Jeppe

Very limited - 1 person
Blackberry Farm / Evil Twin Tennessee Jeppe...$19.99 / 750ml
Tennessee Jeppe and the Thoroughbred Hillbilly
Imperial Stout Conversation

Brewed with Allan Benton of Benton's Bacon!
We just got in more Bentons Bacon too!
"Rich dark stout brewed with Benton's smoked malt"

In stock now at Forsyth!
Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon
This bacon is smoked the old fashioned way for two days.

"Our hickory smoked country bacon is equally at home on a bacon, lettuce, and vine ripe tomato sandwich or on the breakfast table as it is wrapped around a premier cut of beef or a fish fillet. Hickory smoked in our smokehouse using an old-fashioned wood stove, each slice of our bacon has a distinctive full flavor that has attracted and maintained a broad spectrum of customers, from those looking for smoked bacon “the way grandpa made it” to gourmet chefs with the most distinguishing of tastes." -- Bentons

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine.

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine
and here is an excerpt from Southern Living Magazine. "This is, hands down, the best bacon I've ever tasted....Benton's Smoky Mountain Hams come from a much closer source: Madisonville, Tennessee. You don't have to take my word for it though. Just ask the farmers and chefs. Some of the nation's top culinary stars make magic with Benton's hams. Local farmers bring their personal hocks to be cured by the five-man shop that competes with industry giants. The secret? They do things the slow way—using meat-curing practices thousands of years old. "Everything is done by hand," says Allan Benton, who speaks about curing ham with a passion that other men reserve for sports. Until recently, he kept his clients' addresses on yellowed sticky notes taped to the wall. "We're a hillbilly operation through and through," Allan says. And wonderfully so. The transformation from pork to perfection takes place in a smoke-stained cinder-block building on the side of a Tennessee byway. In a traditional process that's never rushed, whole hams get slathered with salt, sugar, and the family's secret spices; then they cure—for 7 to 14 months—on wooden racks. Out back, where the scent of smoking meat hangs thick in the air, Allan opens a sooty door to reveal the mysteries behind his bacon. As the fresh air clears out the little room, a tiny potbelly stove appears. "This is my smoke generator," Allan says. "I bought it for $50 from a cousin." Order now, because publicity has driven demand for Benton's products, especially the smoked bacon. Allan loves telling the story of a Vegas casino that paid hundreds of dollars for an emergency overnight shipment. But then, who knows better than a casino how to bring home the bacon?" -- Southern Living Magazine, November 2007

Joseph Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune

We are constantly on the lookout for great deals in Burgundy and while they don't come around often, we buy big when they do. To that end we are happy to offer the 2015 Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune.

2015 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune....$27.99
Floral, perfumed and slightly reduced on the nose. Some spices, too. Full-bodied, fruity and layered. Excellent Chorey-Lès-Beaune. Drink or hold.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Southern Tier Cherry Cordial Imperial Stout

Southern Tier Cherry Cordial Imperial Stout...$12.99 / 4pk
Big, juicy cherries covered in rich chocolate? Yes! Not overly sweet, with just enough contrast between the fruit and chocolate, Cherry Cordial is every bit as tempting as it sounds.

We’re well known for our affection for decadent, flavorful, dessert-like beers which has put us on an endless quest to brew the ultimate indulgence. Our dessert beers are a fusion of flavors, making each of them a perfect pairing when one craves an exceptional stout all of personality.

Southern Tier The Psychic Laser

Southern Tier The Psychic Laser...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Unfiltered DIPA
The third release in our Science is the Art Collection stays with our double IPA theme, but with a twist. We’ve moved away from our house ale yeast in favor of saison’s estery, earthy and spicy notes. We love the way these essential saison characteristics meld with the tropical, fruity, piney and citrusy notes from some of our favorite hops: Mosaic, Equanot, and Simcoe. All of this and some light malts? Blast. Off.
Scene Three: The Psychic Laser. The captain is targeted by an unknown force. Is it an attack, or is the psychic laser some strange communion? 

Against the Grain Pretty Willie's Imperial Stout

Very limited
Against the Grain Pretty Willie's Imperial Stout...$23.99 / 750ml
(remember you have 7 days to pick up)
Stave it for Later Barrel Series
Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barresl
13% ABV

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Schlafly Proper Cider

Schlafly Proper Cider...$7.49 / 4pk cans
Raspberry Cider

Odell Brewing Green Coyote

Odell Brewing Green Coyote....$4.99 / 12oz
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.

Mike Adams, a Taproom Associate and Co-owner of Odell Brewing, inspired the first rendition of this beer on the pilot system in 2016. Odell’s 5-barrel pilot system is the axis of creativity and innovation at the brewery and all co-owners are encouraged to bring their ideas to life. “We’d never seen a tomatillo beer before so when Mike brought the idea to us, we weren’t sure exactly how it would come out,” says brewer Johnny Benson. “But once we tasted it, we knew we had to find a way to brew this on the big system and get it in bottles.”

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Single Malt

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Single Malt...$65.99
Our 18 year old has been maturing in the finest oak barrels chosen by Tommy Wallace, Our master cooper at the time. Time and nature has been allowed to bring out the sweeter character of the wood with a subtle characteristic hint of peat and smoke ensuring a well balanced finish. Loch lomond 18 year old is non chill-filtered, to keep things just as nature intended.

Chivas Regal Royal Salute 38 Year Old

Very limited --
Chivas Regal Royal Salute 38 Year Old...$649.99
Royal Salute 38 Years Old Stone of Destiny is presented in a distinctive porcelain granite-effect flagon, crafted by Revol in France. Such an evocatively elemental setting is enhanced by a hand-crafted 24 carat gold plated crest commemorating the arms of Scottish brave-hearted warriors. This martial motif is then carried through to the 24 carat gold-plated stopper inspired by the hilt of the ancient two handed Scottish broadsword, the Claymore.
Crafted from whiskies aged for no less than 38 years, this unique blend shares its name with the Stone of Destiny, that legendary and enigmatic Coronation stone of the ancient Scottish Kings. Some even say it is the Stone of Jacob, referred to in Old Testament Book of Genesis. The Scots certainly hold it in reverent awe and were jubilant in 1996 when, after many battles and exactly 700 years in English hands, it was finally returned to its homeland, Scotland. It was last used in Westminster Abbey at the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and now rests in Edinburgh Castle alongside the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish Crown Jewels.

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Rye

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Rye...$38.99
  • Barrel # 6440
  • Barreld 11/21/11
  • Bottled 3/7/18
  • Aged almost 6.5 years
  • Proof 115
  • ABV 57.5%
  • Bottles produced: 144

Slane Irish Whiskey

Slane Irish Whiskey Triple Casked...$23.99
A Smooth Spirit
Slane Irish Whiskey is a smooth spirit of natural character with untamed notes of oak and spice from a signature triple casked blend.
From the family Conyngham of Slane Castle, the barrel-raising art of Brown-Forman, and the proud people of Slane Village, this is a whiskey for those living the stories that will be told for generations to come.

Three Unique Casks for a Uniquely Complex Spirit
Slane Irish Whiskey takes many of its complex and smooth qualities from our signature Triple Casked process. Whiskey is aged in three varieties of casks: Virgin and Seasoned casks raised by hand at the venerated Brown-Forman Cooperages – and Oloroso sherry casks by way of Jerez in Spain. Once the liquid has been aged to perfection, it is masterfully blended to create an exceptional Irish whiskey.