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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Hundred Acre Ancient Way Summer's Block Shiraz



2009 Hundred Acre Ancient Way Summer's Block Shiraz...$238.99
we are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
2 bottles available

Dark purple. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit compote, singed plum, cola and mocha scents are complemented by notes of violet pastille and licorice. Broad, palate-coating blackberry liqueur and fruitcake flavors show striking depth and a plush, velvety texture. Decadently rich but surprisingly lively, finishing with superb power and thrust and smooth, late-arriving tannins.
Rated 94+/100 Vinous Media
Very deep garnet colored, the 2009 Ancient Way Vineyard Deep Time was in barrel for 60 months and has a pronounced, provocatively scented nose of Christmas cake, plum pudding, Indian spices and incense with suggestions of cardamom, eucalyptus, mocha and peppered salami. Big, rich and full-bodied, the velvety textured palate is bursting with black berry preserves, raisin cake and exotic spices with a refreshing lift on the very long finish.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

Meo Camuzet Richebourg Grand Cru



Rare Wine!
10 years old!
2008 Meo Camuzet Richebourg Grand Cru....$999.99
2 bottles in stock now!
Tasting note: A very fresh, expressive, pure and stunningly spicy nose of notably ripe black and purple pinot fruit and a host of subtle Asian spice nuances, including star anise, hoisin and soy that are in keeping with the deep, serious, tautly muscled and mineral-suffused broad shouldered flavors brimming with dry extract that really coats the palate on the vibrant, precise, mineral-driven and hugely long finish that is linear but less austere than usual. An excellent '08 with terrific development potential.
Rated 93-96/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound
Good full red. Wonderfully sappy aromas of raspberry, orange peel, rose petal and flinty, smoky minerality. Compellingly sweet but utterly primary, with terrific energy and definition to the flavors of red fruits and pungent minerals. Perfectly balanced wine; less creamy today than the Brulees but even more sharply delineated. Perhaps most impressive on the explosive rising finish, which shows more fruits and minerals than tannins.
Rated 93-96/100 Stephen Tanzer

Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee A Tempo BLANC


Very rare
Only 130 - 3 bottle cases made
Not many places in the country get this wine.  There are only 3 others listed besides us on Wine-Searcher

2015 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee A Tempo BLANC...$149.99 
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $174.99
A new special cuvée introduced in 2014, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée A Tempo Blanc is an even split of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, all from the Mont Pertuis lieu-dit, that was aged in a mix of very old barrels and stainless steel. There’s a scant 100 cases produced and it has terrific, saliva-inducing minerality as well as ample citrus blossom, white peach, mint and a sea breeze-like saltiness. Tight, focused, medium to full-bodied and with impressive density, it needs 6-12 months of bottle age, and I suspect will keep for over a decade.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Green-tinged yellow. Penetrating aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, iodine, toasted grain and smoky minerals develop a sexy floral quality as the wine opens up. Juicy, focused and deeply concentrated, offering palate-staining pear nectar, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors, a strong mineral undertone and superb clarity. Shows outstanding focus and power on the mineral- and floral-driven finish, which persists with outstanding tenacity. This highly complex wine reminded me of a serious Grand Cru white Burgundy.
Rated 94-/100 Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

Alaskan Imperial Oatmeal Stout




Alaskan Imperial Oatmeal Stout...$7.99
Back in a big way, Alaskan Imperial Oatmeal Stout is a bolder reimagining of one of our classic historic beers, Alaskan Oatmeal Stout. This brew features smooth, creamy oatmeal taste and a combination of coffee and chocolate flavors. Oatmeal’s not just for breakfast anymore!

Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale


Classic beer in cans
Now in CANS
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale...$10.99 / 4pk 14.9oz can
Creamy head, dry; flavors of aromatic hops melded with a hint of nuttiness from dark malts.
The History of Nut Brown Ale
Brown ale is a specialty of the North of England, and a very early beer style - it is mentioned in literature in the 16th century. Judicious amounts of dark malt give brown ales brilliant dark-amber color and deep flavors that stop short of roastiness.
Taste
The walnut or hazelnut notes in Nut Brown Ale come from dark malts and from fermentation in Yorkshire Squares - no nuts are used in the recipe! Dry, medium-bodied; the Sam Smith ale yeast strain gives a fruity note to the finish.

Sainte Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux



Sainte Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux...$10.99
This sparkling wine is named for the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, who invented France's first sparkling wine back in 1531. (Don't confuse it with another sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, also called St.-Hilaire; this is the original, made from the local Mauzac grape.) It is delicate and elegant.
Best Buy , The Wine Enthusiast

What They've Been Saying About SAINT-HILAIRE France's Oldest Sparkling Wine
"It remains one of the world's finest sparkling wines, and it constitutes the highest quality value ration of any sparkling wine in the world."
— International Wine of the Month Club

"I've tried more than 20 wines and the great discovery was the Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut."
— The Grapevine (New York Post)

"It is probably the least-known well-made sparkling wine of France... Made primarily from the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac grapes, the wines are qualitatively close to a high quality non-vintage Champagne at one-third the price."
— Robert Parker

"It's a pleasant and well balanced bubbly, perhaps the best value sparkling wine I've ever seen..."
— Wine Lovers Page

"This is a frisky sparkler with an attractive, yeasty aroma and luscious, creamy texture. It's also a remarkable value."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A pretty and remarkably drinkable sparkler with soft green apple, tangerine oil and faint yellow floral notes accented with hints of lavender."
— Wine Enthusiast (Top 100 Best Buys of 2002 and 2009)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy New Year 2018


Happy New Year!
The end of the year is almost here!
It has been another great year! 
Our 36th Year in the books!

Looking forward to  year number 37

Our first post on our blog was about 10 years ago in 2008

Since then we have almost 5 million views!
Thank you for all the interest and support!
Should hit the 5 millionth view in January - almost made it this year!



Sierra Nevada Brut IPA



In stock now at Forsyth!
Sierra Nevada Brut IPA...$7.99 / 6pk
Bright citrus, dry finish
This is our Brut IPA, a new take on IPA brewed for a bone dry champagne-style finish. Late hop additions give the beer balanced bitterness and a bright pop of citrus flavor. It’s as intriguing as it is drinkable.

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey --- Conor McGregor

UFC star, Conor McGregor - Irish Whiskey is here!
It has been selling so fast in Ireland that it is limited to 2 bottles person at many places!

We have it in stock now!
More about it - click here










Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey...$21.99
Conor McGregor
MILLING & MASHING:  The finest barley is steeped, germinated and gently air dried. Using a traditional roller mill, the malt barley is then turned into a fine grist.

FERMENTATION:  After mashing, the natural fermentation process produces the wash (essentially beer) with over 8% alcohol.

DISTILLATION:  The traditional triple distillation method uses copper pot stills, which create and fine-tune the proper character. After the first distillation, the strength of the spirit is increased through a second distillation with a low wine still. A third distillation in the spirit still, creates a cut above 80% alcohol. This captures the heart of the spirit.

MATURATION:  Our coopers hand-select the finest former bourbon barrels in which to age our proper whiskey. Our spirit slowly ages developing through the years flavours of vanilla, honey and toasted wood.

BLENDING:  The blending of sweet Irish grain spirit and single malt Irish whiskey lies at the heart of Proper No. Twelve. Our Master Distiller selects casks that hold the rich character needed to craft Proper No. Twelve Whiskey.

1792 / TWCP Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Our next single barrel of 1792 Full proof


Our 2018 Edition
Barrel No. 2



1792 / TWCP Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey....$43.99
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, December 27, 2018

2012 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne




2012 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne....$139.99
A hint of oak lends this a spicy component, along with cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Racy and bright, with fine intensity and a long, tightly wound finish that seems to go on forever. This shows beautiful purity and class. Best from 2020 through 2036. 380 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
Purity of fruit and balance here is very impressive. Firm and very silky tannins with a long, long finish that gives the wine amazing depth and intensity. Love the spicy and dense fruit character at the end of the palate. Drink in 2020.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Sandrone’s 2012 Barolo Le Vigne is fresh, delineated and totally inviting. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint, orange peel, chalk and white pepper make a strong first impression. Precise and finely sculpted throughout, Le Vigne has a bit more energy and aromatic presence than the Cannubi Boschis, and a touch better balance.
Rated 94+/100 Antonio Galloni

Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis



Very limited release!
Just starting to hit it's drinking window!  Decant it and enjoy!

2012 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis...$149.99
Shows firm tannins and pretty structure for the vintage. Tight and precise with super polished tannins and a lovely center palate of ripe fruit and earthy undertones. Very, very refined. Classy. Better in 2019.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
With a core of cherry flavors and assertive tannins, this Barolo is right out of central casting. Accents of mint, tar, tobacco and tea add dimension. The finish is linear and firm. Fine acidity keeps this focused and long. Best from 2020 through 2035. 220 cases imported.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a solid and tighter wine compared to the 2012 Le Vigne. Having said that, it veers close to being too austere and hard-bodied, especially at this young stage of its life. Of Sandrone's two new Barolo releases, this wine definitely needs more time to evolve and soften with extra years of bottle aging. The tannins are more evident and the wine's firm backbone acts to support dark fruit flavors with distant accents of spice, licorice and tobacco. Start drinking in 2018
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

Super Rare -- Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco



Super Rare!!!!

  • Only 295 cases made.
  • Made in 2008 and then not until 2014.
  • Bruno Giacosa is one of the top Piedmont producers!


2014 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco...$135.99
This is a difficult wine to find in the marketplace and it is rarely presented for official review. In fact, the last time it was produced was way back in 2008. The 2014 Barbaresco sees fruit sourced from the lower part of the Asili cru with some smaller amounts from Rabajà. This is a very opulent and rich expression with forward determination and power. This is an unusual vintage with a cool summer and a very warm pre-harvest period. It produced interesting wines specifically in Barbaresco and almost nowhere else in Northern Italy. The quality of fruit is ripe and a touch sweet. Its texture is succulent and soft. The wine feels like it could be ready to drink now, but it also has the pedigree and beautiful inner structure for long cellar aging.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Silky and elegant, exhibiting cherry, strawberry, rose and subtle white pepper aromas and flavors. Tobacco and iron details emerge as this builds to a long, expansive finish. Already harmonious, yet with a firm underlying structure. Best from 2020 through 2036. 295 cases made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Sprig CBD Infused

In stock at Forsyth now.




Sprig CBD Infused Citrus Soda...$3.99 / 12oz
The Citrus Original flavor is what made Sprig famous. This drink's light and refreshing grapefruit taste has brought smiles to thousands of shiny, happy people throughout the state of California. And now, it's available nationwide in CBD!
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, grapefruit extract, citric acid, gum arabic, CBD isolate, fruit & vegetable juice for color, beta carotene
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.


Sprig CBD Infused Citrus Soda Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Citrus Zero Sugar is Citrus Original's cooler, younger sister. Citrus Zero Sugar offers the same great taste as Citrus Original, but with only 5 calories! Made with natural sweeteners, Citrus Zero Sugar is sure to make you feel good, and of course, smile more.
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, grapefruit extract, citric acid, gum arabic, stevia, CBD isolate, fruit & vegetable juice for color, beta carotene
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.


Sprig CBD Infused Sparkling Lemon Tea Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Lemon Tea Zero Sugar is everyone's cup can of tea. This non-caffeinated, sparkling lemon tea has the carbonated bite of a soda, but with the soothing taste of tea. Its great as an Arnold Palmer base, perfect for a sunny day by the pool. Regardless of where you enjoy it, it's sure to bring a smile to your face.
Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.
Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, natural flavor, gum arabic, citric acid, black tea, stevia, CBD isolate
All CBD products contain less than .3% THC.



Sprig CBD Infused Melon Soda Zero Sugar...$3.99 / 12oz
Sprig CBD Melon Zero Sugar is quickly becoming a fan favorite. It's been likened to that of a Watermelon Jolly Rancher, but in a can. Pro tip: Create Melon Zero Sugar ice cubes and drop them into your favorite summertime cocktail. You will not be disappointed!

Each of our CBD beverages is crafted with 20mg of the highest quality, all-natural CBD, derived from agricultural hemp. Sprig CBD is ideal for healthy, active individuals.

Ingredients: carbonated water, erythritol, gum arabic, natural flavor, citric acid, stevia, CBD isolate

New Holland Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Chocolate

In stock at Forsyth now.

New Holland Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Chocolate
Roasty notes of Dragon’s Milk blended with the zestiness of real orange peel and the richness of cocoa.

2017 La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet




Back in stock! 

One of our favorites is back in stock!
2017 La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet....$11.99
The lithe, light-bodied 2017 Picpoul de Pinet from La Croix Gratiot is a fine accompaniment to raw shellfish or on its own as an aperitif. It offers bright aromas of fresh lime zest and quinine paired with a silky mouthfeel and lingering finish. Try it instead of Muscadet next time you're tempted to down a dozen oysters on the half shell.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2004 Krug Clos Mesnil Blanc de Blanc



The Epitome of Blanc de Blanc Champagne
We have 4 bottles in stock now!

2004 Krug Clos Mesnil Blanc de Blanc....$899.98

Evocative of a Bernini sculpture, this vibrant Champagne is equally about the statuesque frame of acidity and chalky underpinning as it is the finely honed details, including the silken texture, the aromas of lime blossom, saffron and incense, and the expressive, woven range of crème de cassis, ground espresso, kumquat, crystallized honey and toast point flavors. Long and focused, echoing the rich profile on the finish. Drink now through 2034. 1,129 cases made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Aromas of lemon sorbet, chalky notes and white flowers with toasted almonds, backed by a strong, stony mineral thread. Super acidity drive on the palate with a core of pure lemons and grapefruit. Long, smooth-tannin finish. This is both concentrated and elegant. A single location and single variety. Amazing quality here. Drink or hold.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

The 2004 Clos du Mesnil captures all the pedigree of this epic Blanc des Blancs vintage. A soaring, majestic Champagne, the 2004 dazzles from the very first taste with its crystalline purity and brightness. In two tastings so far, the 2004 has been nothing less than a total showstopper. The vertical structure and pure, tightly-coiled power are the stuff dreams are made of. There is little doubt the 2004 is one of the very finest Clos du Mesnils in recent memory. Will it join the 1979, 1988 and 1996 as one of the all-time greats? Now, that is a tasting I would love to do!
Rated 98+/100 Antonio Galloni


2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage Brut


Glad it made it in time for the New Year!
It has been ordered for awhile



The Perfect Sparkler for the Holidays
We are always looking for bottle of Champagne that hits the sweet spot for the Holidays, a step up from the standard NV Brut but not quite at the Tete de Cuvee price point. Well we found our wine, introducing the 2012 Louis Roederer Brut, a sneak peek of Champagne's next great vintage


2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage Brut....$69.99
Roederer’s white golden 2012 Vintage is a classic Millésime. Based on 70% cool-climate Pinot Noir from Verzy and Verzenay (Montagne de Reims) and 30% Chardonnay from a very warm, south/southwest-facing vineyard in Chouilly (Côte des Blancs), the 2012 represents the mineral terroirs of its origins beautifully—pure, refined and fresh. Fermented 8% in oak and with just 16% of the volume having done malolactic fermentation to make the Roederer Vintage Brut a classic gastronomic wine, the 2012 shows a deep, rich and ripe but also fine, precise and elegant chalky nose with hazelnut, toasted almond and blossom flavors. The palate is profound, round, highly elegant and fresh, and the long, remarkably salty finish is very complex and terribly fresh in its persistent mineral expression. This is an impressive, ripe and almost creamy textured but precise and finessed 2012 with power, body and structure. A true, highly stimulating classic. Just love it! Disgorged in January 2017 after four years of bottle aging
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

#1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times

We ran out a week before Christmas unfortunately, but we got a rush shipment of 28 cases that arrived today in time for your New Year's Celebration!

Rated #1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times

This is an impressive feat - since they have no advertising budget!
This is based purely on TASTE!!!

A fresh load of the blue label just arrived!
Ask for the Blue Label!
Our regulars are really starting to switch to this GROWER Champagne!
Handmade with care!





Joel Falmet Champagne Tradition....$39.99 / 750ml
Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
Rated #1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times


The New York Times
Champagnes Below $40 Regain Pop
By ERIC ASIMOV
BETTER BUBBLES Champagnes under $40 show new finesse.

Tasting Report
In a tasting of 20 Champagnes, priced under $40 each, the wine panel was pleasantly surprised by the elegance that we found among our favorites.
1. JOËL FALMET Brut Tradition NV
2. LOUIS ROEDERER
3. AGRAPART AND FILS
4. HENRIOT
5. CHRISTIAN ETIENNE
6. GEORGES GARDET
7. TAITTINGER
8. MOUTARD
9. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
10. POL ROGER

"So, here it is. If you can afford to spend $30 to $40 a bottle on Champagne, more or less the entry-level price nowadays, you may find yourself with some seriously good wine.
The Falmet Brut Tradition was our top-rated wine. We found it full of lively energy, with complex flavors of flowers, minerals, citrus and herbs, and with more finesse than you generally find in Champagnes dominated by the pinot noir grape." - New York Times

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ornellaia Masseto



2013 Ornellaia Masseto....$549.99
The 2013 Masseto paints a glorious picture of Tuscany. It captures an inspired moment in time and walks an impressive tightrope between power and elegance. In my preview tasting last year, I noticed the firm textural richness of the 2013 vintage and the crystalline sharpness of its aromas. Thanks to 12 additional months of bottle aging, that impression is evermore constant and concrete. The focus is there, yet the wine has also fleshed out and put on more velvety definition especially in terms of mouthfeel. It wears its pedigree with pride, but most importantly it offers the balance and integration to promise a long and healthy aging future. The 2013 vintage follows closely on the heels of the impeccable 2006 and 2010 vintages in terms of cellaring potential. This is definitely a bottle that should interest collectors.
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Elysian The Fix Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout




If you reserve, you must be able to pick up by Saturday Dec 29th at 7pm.  Otherwise they will go back out for sale on Dec 31st to clear our before the New Year

Elysian The Fix Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 22oz
Dark, rich, and roasty with Stumptown coffee and aged on cocoa nibs sourced by Theo Chocolate, this stout is complex and full of your favorite dark matter.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Holiday hours

Store Hours for the Holiday
Monday through Saturday 9am-7pm - closed Sundays
  • Monday Dec 24 - 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday Dec 25 - Closed
  • Wednesday Dec 26 — 9am-7pm
  • Thursday Dec 27—9am-7pm
  • Friday Dec 28—9am-7pm
  • Saturday Dec 29—9am-7pm
  • Sunday Dec 30—Closed
  • Monday Dec 31– 9am-7pm
  • Tuesday Jan 1– Closed
  • Wed. Jan 2– Closed for Inventory
  • Thursday Jan 3—back to normal

Thanks for another amazing year!  
Next year will be our 37th year serving St. Louis!

We do not beg much, but help us reduce inventory before the end of the year, we do not want to count it.  Anybody in retail knows this is the worst day of the year :)

Please pick up special orders and reservations before the end of the year.  We need to get it all cleaned up and start fresh in the new year.

Thank you for over 36 years of support!

Last Whisky raffle of the year

EMAILS SENT OUT 


Some new Whiskey that arrived too late for the previous raffle.


Based on the last 6 months purchases ending at 4pm today.
(since it is 6 months, every $300 counts as a raffle ticket)

There is not a lot available. 
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon...$109.99
  • Rhetoric 25 Year Old....$125.99
  • Basil Hayden 10 Year Old...$55.99
  • Booker's Bourbon 30th Anniversary...$189.99
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Rye....$64.99
  • Compass Box Juvenile Scotch...$129.99

A few left overs from the previous raffle.  Many of these are just 1 bottle left. 
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon...$55.99
  • Four Roses Small Batch 130th Anniversary....$139.99
  • Bookers Little Book Batch 2....$87.99
  • Yellowstone 101 Proof No.3 Char Wine Cask 2018....$104.99
  • Jack Daniels Heritage Single Barrel #3 Whisky of the Year...$65.99
  • Shenks Homestead 2018 Release Sour Mash Whiskey...$35.99
  • Angel's Envy Cask Strength 2017....$169.99
  • Elmer T. Lee....$39.99
  • Old Ezra Barrel Strength 7 Year Old...$36.99
  • Stagg Jr.....$44.99
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon....$39.99 / 750ml

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

22oz bottles this year
Limit  1 - per person

Only at Forsyth, sorry just arrived today. 
We will not be able to do any transfers
Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout...$8.99 / 22oz
A Big, Dark, and Scary Barrel-Aged Beast
Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Rye barrels, and we put our Imperial Stout in them. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.

Lagunitas Mozango

Currently only at Forsyth, we will not be able to do any transfers today.

Lagunitas Mozango....$11.99 / 6pk
Mosaic Hop Ale Brewed with Mango Juice
The flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing. So, what's at the heart of it? Is it the patient and diligent servant or the committed messenger, through their many routes and vessels? The salient soldier, slinging suds on the front lines daily, or the very brewers themselves? The answer is... we can't tell you here. From seed to sprout to fruit, and back to seed, we're all tangled on the same vine. And while fruit is momentary, the roots hold on for another season. It's all just a matter of perspective...

2017 Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone


One of our top moving Cotes du Rhone has returned!!! 
Now it is even better as they continue to increase the percentage of Syrah in the blend

New 2017 vintage
2017 Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
Vines average 40 years in age. The grapes are harvested by hand with a hand triage to select only the best quality grapes. 
Again in 2016 the Graniers decided to continue to increase the percentage of Syrah in their blend. This increase has given the wine added depth and concentration, without sacrificing balance in the wine. In the mouth, rich blackberry notes give way to red cherry and black pepper spice. Even with the increased percentage of Syrah, the tannins are very supple and round in the finish. This is a classic example of a Côtes du Rhône, ideal for backyard barbeque, burgers on the grill, or even pizza

Sunday, December 23, 2018

2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnement




Contains Andy Beckstoffer's To Kalon Vineyard!
Amazing price for a wine from that vineyard!
Just starting to hit is drinking window!
Enjoy it now!
2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnement...$179.98

We are the lowest price in the country by far on Wine-Searcher
Black cherry, dark spice, chocolate, leather, menthol and licorice are pushed forward in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Passionement. Dark, sumptuous and beautifully expressive in the modern style of Napa Valley Cabernet, the Passionement offers notable depth and raciness throughout. Passionement is a blend of fruit from Andy Beckstoffer's To Kalon and Missouri Hopper vineyards.
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni
The full-bodied 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnément, which comes from the Oakville Bench, was aged in new oak puncheons. There are 250 cases of this Pauillac-like offering. It possesses notes of Christmas fruitcake, spice box, vanillin and black fruits in its opulent, open-knit personality. Drink 2018-2035.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate