Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Holiday Hours

Store Hours 

Back to normal!
Happy 2020!

Open today 9am-7pmMonday through Saturday 9am-7pm - closed Sundays

Happy New Year!

We are open today from 9am-7pm!

All four locations --
first come, no reservations!

You can choose 1 bottle from the list that is still available.
one per household please
Each store only have about 12 bottles total

  • Eagle Rare 10 yr
  • Weller Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Reserve 1.75ltrs
  • Basil Hayden 10 Year Old
  • Col Taylor Small Batch

Also, all 4 stores have bagels and coffee in stock -- get ready for New Year's Day!
You know you are going to need it!

Roasting House Dark Coffee Beans....$13.99 / 12 oz bag

The Wine and Cheese Place x Living Room Coffee and Kitchen
The Wine and Cheese Place. in collaboration with Living Room Coffee & Kitchen. is proud to bring you this micro-batch coffee roasted fresh in Maplewood, MO. We hope you enjoy it #STL!

  • Origin: Peru
  • Region: Jaen, Cajamarca
  • Altitude: ~1,800 MASL (5,900 feet)**
  • Proc. Method: Washed
  • Fair Trade
  • Organic
  • Whole Bean
Taste: Sweet chocolate with a bit of acidity, smooth mouthfeel, caramel, toffee with a slightly heberl aftertaste.

** Why is altitude important to coffee beans

Arabica coffee plants are grown at high elevations (3,000 ft to 6,000 ft), just below the frost line. Growing coffee at higher elevations produces a denser, richer bean; because there is less oxygen, the plants grow more slowly giving the beans a more concentrated flavor." - Coffee Encyclopedia

Fresh load in stock at all stores now

NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS NYC BAGELS! New to The Wine & Cheese Place! Bagels from Davidovich Bakery. Shipped directly to us and fresh frozen. These are the real deal: our owner lived in NYC and required us to source these!

  • assorted plavors
$4.99 / 5pk of real NY Bagels!

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project
Saturday, January 25 2020
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO

$40 per person

First class sold out quick!!

Cocktail Class with Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project
Making or ordering a cocktail can feel overwhelming. With a seemingly endless array of ingredients, equipment and glassware, accompanied by the industry constantly churning out new things, curious imbibers can feel at a loss of where to start.

In this class Chris LeBeau of The Manhattan Cocktail Project  will teach you how to make 4 fundamental (and simple) cocktails that have inspired countless others: daiquiri, manhattan, old fashioned and margarita. Then try variations of each to understand you own taste profile. By the end, you will feel more confident about making your own drinks, entertaining and tackling a cocktail menu when out on the town.

About The Manhattan Cocktail Project (from Chris):
Spirit and cocktail options are exploding. With so much energy being dedicated to recipe and product creation, little is focused on helping patrons and home bartenders keep up. As a home bartender and cocktail enthusiast, I created The Manhattan Cocktail Project to help people like you find greater comfort with the basics by:

Teaching you a few simple formulas that have inspired countless cocktails
Allowing you to make these cocktails to gain confidence in your ability
Allowing you to taste cocktails side-by-side, which is often done with wine and whiskey but rarely, if ever, with cocktails
This is the program I wish I had when my journey began in 2010. When you feel more confident ordering, tasting, making and conversing about your drink, your enjoyment (and hopefully exploration) will go up.

WhistlePig Boss Hog Samurai Scientist Rye

WhistlePig Boss Hog Samurai Scientist Rye..$459.99
Single Barrel
Bottled at Proof
We have a few bottles of 3 different barrels
Barrel 14 -- 120.5 proof
Barrel 15 -- 120.5 proof
Barrel 17 -- 120.5 proof
Powerfully Complex, Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before. Stupendous.

On the rare occasion that Dave Pickerell’s five promises are realized, we release a whiskey that epitomizes WhistlePig’s odyssey to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey.

The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.

This well aged Straight Rye Whiskey was created using koji fermentation. Each bottle is adorned with The Samurai Scientist – Jōkichi Takamine – who pioneered koji fermentation in the American whisky industry over a century ago.

Each bottle barrel is bottled at strength, between 120 – 122 proof.

Compass Box Myths and Legends

We scored extra cases of these!
No limit now - order what you want!

Scotch whisky has a rich array of stories, myths and legends.
However, what start as myths can become received wisdom, influencing our understanding and restricting our enjoyment. We have deployed blending to challenge assumptions, biases and prejudices concerning Scotch in this limited edition series we call Myths & Legends.

Compass Box Myths and Legends I...$149.99
It may surprise some, but blending is as crucial to the creation of single malts as it is to blended whisky. Myths & Legends I highlights the extent to which individual casks are often unreliable authorities for the style of whisky made at a distillery; it is by blending casks together that a fuller picture of distillery character can emerge.

Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: Jill Boyd and James Saxon
Two parcels of malt whisky from the same Northern Highland distillery tasted markedly different: the younger parcel was malty and citrusy, the older one much creamier with a ripe fruit character. Two distinct personalities but from the one distillery.
By combining these two parcels we have created a whisky full of fragrance with a more rounded complexity, one that provides a richer understanding of what this distillery can produce.

Compass Box Myths and Legends II...$149.99
Myths & Legends II blends together malt whiskies of different ages from a single Speyside distillery. We wish to show how process matters more than provenance when it comes to the flavours of single malts. In addition to the aromas of tropical fruits and butterscotch you will also discover subtle savoury notes and spiciness.
Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: Jill Boyd and James Saxon
The distinctive profile has nothing to do with “Speyside”; process decisions made at the distillery, the effects of maturation, and our own choices regarding the balance of the final blend determine the whisky’s quality and character. Clues to a whisky’s flavour lie in the glass and not the distillery’s region.
Please note that Myths & Legends II has been labelled with the incorrect bottling quantity. The number displayed on the neck label is 4,564 but should be 4,446.

Compass Box Myths and Legends III...$149.99
For Myths & Legends III we have taken some of the same parcels of malt whisky used in Myths & Legends II and added peated malt whiskies from a pair of celebrated island distilleries.
Some would object to our actions on principle. Famous single malts are always too precious for blending, they say; the sanctity of the category seems to take precedence over quality.
Bottled at 46% Not Chill-Filtered, Light 5 Micron Filtration, Natural Colour, Lead Whiskymakers: John Glaser and James Saxon

However, thanks to our parcels of well-regarded malt whiskies, the tropical fruit and butterscotch notes of Myths & Legends II are now further enriched by a deep and enchantingly aromatic smoke profile.
Never blend the famous names? The breadth of generous and complex flavours found in Myths & Legends III dismantles such superstitious thinking. Please note that Myths & Legends III has been labelled with the incorrect bottling quantity. The number displayed on the neck label is 4,446 but should be 4,564.

Monday, December 30, 2019

1792 Full Proof / TWCP Single Barrel

A big surprise before the end of the year. Just delivered to us December 28th....

1792 Full Proof / TWCP Single Barrel...$43.99
125 proof

  • Available at all 4 of our locations!
  • 1 per person
  • No reservations.
  • Come and get it starting at 9am today at all four locations.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Pre-Inventory Sale!

We have inventory coming up!
The most dreaded day in retail!
If you have any special orders reserved at our stores, we appreciate if you can grab them before January 1st.

Pre-Inventory Sale!
We do not want to count it!
We are having some super specials that you cannot pass up.
All 4 stores have these on sale.  Each store will have other items on sale.  Selection will vary.

No additional discounts
Subject to stock on hand
No reservations.
Prices good through December 31 at 7pm

  • Boen Chardonnay from Caymus only $16.98 / 750ml (compare to $21.99 at Total Wine and More)! 
  • Arrumaco Dry Rosé from Spain only $6.98 / 750ml (regular price $11.99)! 
  • Arrumaco Dry Rosé from Spain only $19.98 / 3 liter box(regular price $29.99)! 
  • Villa des Anges  Rosé from France only $7.98 (regular price $13.99)! 
  • Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir  $9.98 (regular price $14.99)! 
  • Medimer Dry Rosé from France only $6.98 (regular price $13.99)! CUSTOMER FAVORITE!!
  • Boot Hill Distillery Red Eye Whiskey..$5.99 (Compare to Total Wine &; More at $32.99!!) 
  • Boot Hill Distillery Gin only $5.99 (Compare to the Big Guys at $34!!) 
  • Boot Hill Distillery Vodka only $5.99 (Compare to the Big Guys at $25!!) 
  • Gosling's Gold Seal Rum only $4.99 (Compare to Total Wine and More at $17.49!) 

More to be added!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Toppling Goliath

Toppling Goliath Double Dry Hopped Light Speed Pale Ale..$12.99 / 4pk
Pale Ale – 6.2% ABV • 50 IBU
Its bitterness flies under the radar as hops create hits of lemon and orange aromas. light speed is a medium-bodied pale ale that is out of this world.

2019 Pappy Raffle

2019 Rare Whiskey raffle....
Day 1 Emails - sent out this morning (12/26)

Day 2 -- Emails done for the day.

Day 3 - More emails will got out starting at 7am Saturday morning.

If you are not familiar how the release works - read about the release here --   WRC-Whiskey Reward Club

Sorry, we cannot tell you how much you spent in the past 12 months.  Too time consuming of a process if we allow everyone to ask.

You must be a member of our WRC-Whiskey Reward Club to qualify - click here to read more and to sign up.   

Weighted raffle based on previous 12 months purchases to reward our regular customers.

We are populating the list --

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Family Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Family Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B 
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old
George T. Stagg Bourbon
Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey
William Larue Weller

Whistlepig Boss Hog VI Rye - Samurai Scientist
Ardbeg Supernova Single Malt SN2019 Batch
Compass Box Scotch No Name No. 2
High West A Midwinter Night Dram Act 7 Scene 4
Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 Year Old Scotch
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Scotch
Orphan Barrel Foragers Keep 26 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Compass Box Myths and Legends I
Compass Box Myths and Legends II
Compass Box Myths and Legends III

Parker's Heritage Rye Heavy Char Barrels 8 Year Old
Barrel Rye Single Barrel Cask Strength 13 year
Angel Envy Rye finished in Rum Casks

Remus Volstead Reserve 14 Year Old Bottled in Bond
Makers Mark RC6 2019 Limited Release
Bakers 13 Year Old Bourbon
Angel's Envy Bourbon Cask Strength 2019 Edition 61.2% ABV
Barrell Bourbon 15 Year Old Cask Strength
Yellowstone 9 Year Bourbon 101 Proof Limited 2019 Edition
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon
Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon 750ml
Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon Liter
Stagg Jr. Bourbon
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
1792 Full Proof Bourbon
1792 Twelve Year Old Bourbon
Elijah Craig 18 Year Old
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof
Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon Whiskey
Michters Limited Release Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash
Bombergers Bourbon 108 Proof
Shenks Sour Mash 2019 Release
Old Ezra 7 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Strength
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2019 Barrel Strength
Michters 10 Year Old Bourbon Single Barrel
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Select 13 Year Old
Old Forester Bourbon 1910
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Heritage Barrel Limited Edition

Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
Nikka Whisky From the Barrel
Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Nikka 21 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt
Mars Maltage Cosmo Manzanilla Sherry Cask Finish
Mars Komagatake Single Malt Whisky

plus as few more surprises too

Friday night Flight! - Forsyth location in Clayton

(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forysth Blvd - only 

Friday night Flight!
Today 12.27.19
The Flight of the Old Foresters
Three 3/4oz belts for a little gelt ($14)

  • 1910 Old Fine 46% abv
  • 1897 Bottled in Bond 50% abv
  • 1920 Prohibition Style 57.5 % abv,

Monday, December 23, 2019

Limited Edition Dom Perignon - Lenny Kravitz

Dom Perignon Lenny Kravitz Special Edition 2008...$169.98
Lenny Kravitz's attachment to creativity in the broadest sense has led him to cross the boundaries of disciplines: from music to cinema, from photography to design. It is from his talent as a designer that the artist creates for Dom Pérignon in 2019. Inspired by the atmosphere of champagne tasting, within his studio Kravitz Design, he creates a collection of three limited editions

The artist grew up with a community of minds. Marked by this family heritage, animated by the desire to unite inspiring personalities, he celebrates the passion of creating ... Creator of a collection of limited editions, he signs for Dom Pérignon, a bottle, a candelabra box and a table -bar, thus elevating the tasting experience

Lenny Kravitz reveals the emblematic coat of arms by borrowing the codes of goldsmithing. He works a hammered metal texture on the surface of the coat of arms. The patina of metal is a sign of unalterable contemporaneity. 

The finest release of this iconic cuvée since the 1996 vintage, the 2008 Dom Pérignon wafts from the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, green apple, dried white flowers and oyster shell, with only subtle hints of the smoky, autolytic aromas that have been such a prominent signature of recent releases. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, its notable flesh and amplitude controlled by incisive acids, with a youthfully exuberant but elegant mousse and a long, beautifully delineated finish. Considering the sheer size of this cuvée, it's a remarkable achievement and a fitting release with which to conclude Richard Geoffroy's tenure as chef de cave. Given the 2008's intensity and balance, I suspect purists will be anticipating later disgorgements with lower dosage and more time on the lees with particular enthusiasm.
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Rated 98+/100 Vinous Media

Real McCoy 14 Year Old Limited Edition Rum

Back in stock!

Real McCoy 14 Year Old Limited Edition Rum...$69.99

  • Limited Release
  • Aged 14 Years
  • Aged in Ex Bourbon Casks
  • 6,000 bottles made
  • Foursquare Distillery
  • Batch No. 2019
  • 92 Proof
This limited edition opens with the guns a-blazing: it's spicy and brisk, loaded with cinnamon and clove. The drying midpalate shifts to oak and walnut, then fades away on gentle, dreamy layers of brown sugar, caramel, orange peel and a hint of dried apricot.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Off Color Predator Noir

Off Color Predator Noir...$11.99 / 750ml
Foeder aged wild ale blended with farmhouse ale referemented with blackberries.

Schneider Aventinus Eisbock

We have not had this classic in awhile...
Schneider Aventinus Eisbock...$4.59 / 11.2oz bottle
Unfathomably senseous
Magic and a black soul - the mahogany coloured, almost black "Eisbock" for sensuous indulgence, best served in a balloon glas. Matured in a special freezing process following a special recipe, with a soft, elegant body, but still intensive. Spicy flavours of plum, banana and clove reveal themselves along with a hint of bitter almond and marzipan. Tempting as digestif, to crepes, dark chocolate, Tiramisu and fully ripe parmesan cheese.

Elysian The Fix Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout

Elysian The Fix Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 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.

Alaskan Imperial Bock

Alaskan Imperial Bock..$7.99 / 22oz

Pilot Series
This is a stronger version of a Doppelbock, which is often produced by freezing a Doppelbock and removing the ice crystals to intensify flavor and strength. Our Imperial Bock shares the same flavor intensity and strength of an Eisbock, but instead of freezing this beer, we brewed it to high alcohol content and then let it rest on oak chips to enhance the mellow vanilla sweetness.

Crane Brewing Apple Spice Gose

Crane Brewing Apple Spice Gose...$11.99 / 4pk
(4.5% ABV)
As delicious by the fire as on the beach, we’ve struck the perfect balance with this lemony tart gose with apples and cinnamon. Wether your fall is cool and crisp or warm and cozy, enjoy this new tradition with your friends and family.

Left Hand Wake up Dead Nitro

Left Hand Wake up Dead Nitro...$11.99 / 4pk cans
Super smooth with notes of cocoa and dried fruit

Left Hand Nitro Hard Wired Coffee Porter

Left Hand Nitro Hard Wired Coffee Porter....$7.99 / 4pk cans
Innately predisposed to be smooth when Poured Hard, this nitro coffee porter builds a pillowy, toffee-sweet head. Coffee and flavors of caramelized sugar, cacao and hints of blueberry lead to a light, smoky finish.

Ale aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2018...$22.99
Ale aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.
Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2018 is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in whiskey barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a crown and capsule finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.nish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

3 bottles in stock

2013 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon...$499.99
Both 2013s are clearly the finest Eisele wines made under the administration of François Pinault and his top lieutenant, Frédéric Engerer, who also runs the show at Château Latour. The utterly compelling 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage and 1,800 cases were made. The wine is off-the-charts great, with an opaque bluish/purple color to the rim, an aroma of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of licorice, camphor and incense. The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary concentration, remarkable equilibrium and noticeable, but sweet, well-integrated tannin. This is a large-scaled Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, but flawless and with no edges. It is an amazing effort and a great achievement from this incredible terroir. Drink it over the next 30-40 years.
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown

No longer online,
New Ballas and Ballwin will have some when they open at 9am
and  at Forsyth

Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown...$8.99 / 4pk 
We love a well-balanced brown ale. Especially a brown ale of the hazelnut coffee persuasion. Case in point: Frangelic Mountain Brown. Initially brewed and released in bottles in 2012, this deliciously sweet and nutty coffee brown ale quickly became a favorite amongst beer fans and inspired us to continue pushing the coffee and beer envelope. Turns out your new favorite coffee drink is a beer.

Founders Espresso KBS

No longer online,
New Ballas and Ballwin will have some when they open at 9am
and at Forsyth

Founders Espresso KBS...$18.99 / 750ml
KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from our beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout. Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can’t start your day with a barrel-aged stout?

Friday, December 20, 2019

99 Point Cabernet!!

You can read more about superstar winemaker Julian Fayard here:

2016 Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon Tuecer...$199.98
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Teucer Vineyard struts flamboyant notions of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries, kirsch and plum preserves with an undercurrent of blackcurrants, cedar chest, wilted roses and mossy bark plus a touch of espresso. Full-bodied, super concentrated yet perfectly balanced with a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, the palate reveals layer upon layer of black fruit and savory flavors, finishing with epic length and depth and imparting an overall satisfying sense that defies descriptors. Just magic.
Rated 99/100 Wine Advocate

Tons of new beer in stock now!

Just arrived at Forsyth..

Sorry too busy to do holds, reservations or transfers --

come and get it

Paul Lato Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Chardonnay

2014 Paul Lato Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Chardonnay...$69.98
We are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher

Made all from the Wente clone, the 2014 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard saw more new oak than most of the releases and spent 14 months in 70% new barrels. Paul has a two-acre parcel in this site, which is located in the Santa Maria Valley, and he first started working with fruit from this site in 2007. This 2014 is medium-bodied, ultra-fine and utterly seamless on the palate, with textbook notes of buttered apples, stone fruits, white flowers and hints of minerality. Every speck of new oak has been completely absorbed by this sensational Chardonnay, and it should drink gorgeously for 5-7 years. I don't have any experience with aged examples of this cuvee, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it keep for longer either.
Drink now through 2023
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

96 Point White!

What an amazing wine!
Great price!
Great Gift!  A wine they will not find everywhere.  The quality is off the charts!

2018 Massican Gemina White Blend....$31.99
Gemina is 69% Pinot Grigio and 31% Greco, from two vineyards, one in St. Helena and the other in Santa Rosa. With the goal of showcasing both northern and southern Italian inspiration, it deals in fresh lemon peel, white flower and gravelly texture, while being well structured and enduringly fresh. This is a truly lovely, revelatory wine.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Amazing 2015s from Dalla Valle

Great prices on these wines!

2015 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate...$229.98
Inky purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate leaps from the glass with youthful, exuberant red and black currants notes over scents of garrigue, cedar, violets, rose hip, iron ore, dusty earth and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, finely constructed and with bags of finesse, it sports a solid line of very fine-grained tannins and impressive earth-inspired layers, finishing with great persistence. This was tasted as a barrel sample.
Rated 96-98/100 The Wine Advocate
This is a layered and beautiful red with fantastic depth and richness. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and incredible finish. A wine that combines freshness and depth for the vintage. Fantastic. Drink or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon includes slightly less Cabernet than normal and is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc. It has loads of cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as gorgeous incense, dried violets, vanilla, and flowery spice overtones. About as seamless as it gets, with full body and present yet sweet tannins, it’s a beautiful, elegant wine from this remarkable site sitting above Oakville.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Dalla Valle Maya...$449.98

As good as it gets, yet in a different style compared to the also perfect 2016, the 2015 Maya Proprietary Red Wine boasts a sensational, ethereal, heavenly style to go with tons of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with notions of dried earth, tobacco, chocolate, and a beautiful sense of minerality. This cuvée is normally a blend of 60-70% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, and it’s the Cabernet Franc that gives it another layer of complexity and elegance. The sexy, upfront nature of the 2015 vintage is front and center. This is a magical wine to drink over the coming 3+ decades.
Drink 2019 - 2049
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Maya Proprietary Red Wine opens with sweet plums, spice box and kirsch notes with nuances of vanillin, cocoa powder, dried herbs and loam. Medium to full-bodied, soft, approachable and very sexy even at this youthful stage, it has a long, perfumed finish. This was tasted as a barrel sample.
Rated 96-98/100 The Wine Advocate
The polish and depth to this wine is extraordinary for the vintage. Full body, super refined and tight yet generous and exciting. Chocolate, walnut and berry. Goes on for minutes. Superb for the vintage. Better in 2020 but already so wonderful.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling