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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Prairie Artisan Ales Stuf't BA Stout

More arrived!



Prairie Artisan Ales Stuf't BA Stout...$11.99 / 12oz bottle
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Forsyth orders will be available today.  New Ballas today
Not exactly sure when transfers will make it to the other stores.
will update when we know here on the blog.


Friday, April 10, 2020

Large Format bottles

Some interesting big bottles -  MAGNUMS at our Forsyth location now

Both of these would be great for Easter
2016 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve....$154.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
Willamette Valley
This is 100% estate-grown fruit and has a dark-cherry and berry nose with blueberry and spicy-earth nuances also in the mix. The palate has a very plush and succulent feel with a smoothly rendered array of fine, silky tannins and a composed, fleshy and dark-fruited finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling







2018 J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$109.99 / 1.5 liter Magnum
The Mosel wines of 2018 are characterized by their rich aroma, harmonious structure with moderate acidity levels and elegant juicy fruit, ripe stone fruits and fine minerality.  Great depth to complement many foods like ham, lamb, Asian and Indian dishes, spicy food, dessert wine with cheese
2018 has not been rated yet, but this wine consistently scores 95 or higher

Large Format bottles in stock at Forsyth

Large format California bottles at Forsyth now!

In stock now at Forsyth - order online to reserve or for transfers




St. Louis Favorite in a big bottle!
2018 Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros....$82.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the Carneros region owned by the Rombauer family and select growers including the Sangiacomo family, long-term grower partners who have farmed this land for three generations. Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.



California classic in big bottles !
2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon....$165.99 / 1.5 liter magnum
2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon....$349.99 / 3 liter double Magnum
This embraces the ripe, lush style head on, with creamed plum, cassis and blackberry preserve flavors gliding through, showing seamless structure and hefty dollops of mocha and ganache on the finish. For the hedonist crowd. Drink now through 2024. 85,854 cases made. — JM
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator





2018 The Prisoner Red...$79.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The Prisoner was inspired by the “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized Napa Valley red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono.
Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish.




2016 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon...199.99 / 3 liter
DOUBLE MAGNUM

The medium-bodied, more elegant 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc) reveals a nuanced bouquet of black raspberries, red cassis, graphite, violets, and toasted spices. It’s not a blockbuster, but it has a terrific sense of elegance and purity as well as balance.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck







Limited!
2016 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine...$650.00 / 1.5 liter
Magnum bottle

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate




2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley....$499.99 / 3 liter
Engraved bottle and autographed by Bob Foley!

The delicious, fruit-forward, dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits plenty of roasted espresso notes intermixed with cassis, chocolate and toasty oak. Opulent, full-bodied and unctuously textured, it should continue to drink well for 10-12 years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling



2014 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon...$389.99
A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very deep inky purple color and offers an intense cassis, crushed blueberries and blackberries nose with hints of menthol, fragrant earth and tilled soil plus cinnamon stick and lavender. The mouth is full, rich and concentrated with a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins. The long finish still carries a lot of oak, but given the slowly evolving fruit and firm frame here, I anticipate this oak should marry within 2-3 years and drink beautifully over the next 15+.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media







2011 Brandlin Mount Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum...$69.99 / 1.5ltr (magnum)
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $99.99

Solely from Mount Veeder, this Cabernet Sauvignon has small percentages of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The trio combine to offer currant and cranberry around a complex, woody core of oak, black tea and herbs.
Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast
"Smooth and juicy with lovely ripe plum and black raspberry; elegant and showing subtle oak, spice and balance; long and vivid."
Rated 93/100 Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel




As Classic Wine from a Classic Vintage
2015 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon....$339.98 / 1.5 liter
A bright and juicy style, with lots of freshly crushed loganberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit jumping to the fore, followed by briar and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solid grip throughout. This is really coiled for the long haul.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95+/100 Vinous Media





2016 Ridge Montebello....$439.99 / 1.5 liter (magnum)
One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2016 Monte Bello has turned out just as beautifully as I hoped it would. Soaring aromatics, bright acids and mid-weight structure give the 2016 a super-classic feel. Clearly, the 2016 is very primary today, with plenty of bright red and purplish berry fruit. More than that, though, the 2016 pulses with energy and simply exceptional balance. Don't miss it!
Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
MediaOne of the highlights in this tasting, the 2016 Monte Bello has turned out just as beautifully as I hoped it would. Soaring aromatics, bright acids and mid-weight structure give the 2016 a super-classic feel. Clearly, the 2016 is very primary today, with plenty of bright red and purplish berry fruit. More than that, though, the 2016 pulses with energy and simply exceptional balance. Don't miss it!Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The 2016 Monte Bello is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 100% new oak (98% American and 2% French). It has a medium to deep ruby color and is youthfully coiled, slowly developing scents of dark chocolate, pencil shavings, cedar, loamy soil, dried flowers, licorice, blackcurrant and black cherry with red berry sparks and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied and youthfully firm, slowly unfolding with mineral-tinged fruits. It has a frame of firm, pixelated tannins and seamlessly woven acidity, finishing very long and full of latent layers.
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator





2014 Philip Togni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$279.99 (1.5ltr) MAGNUM
Togni's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite dark and powerful, but also very much medium in body. Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, mint, leather and a core of inky dark red and purplish fruit infuse this deep, beautifully layered Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 is a wine built on energy and aromatics that won't hit its stride until at least age ten.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a wonderfully earthy nose of truffles, tilled soil and mossy bark over a core of fresh blackcurrants, black plums and blueberry pie with a waft of bay leaves. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing with a beautiful quiet intensity and great freshness, finishing long and earthy.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

2015 Philip Togni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$299.99 (1.5ltr) MAGNUM
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a wonderfully spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, fenugreek and cumin seed over a core of cassis, kirsch, black raspberries and spearmint with nuances of lavender and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with energetic red and black berry flavors, framed by ripe, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Rated 96+/100 Wine Advocate

90 point French Chardonnay under $15

Refreshing, no oak - screw cap - perfect for the patio



2017 La Noble Chardonnay....$13.99
The 2017 Chardonnay is terrific as well as a smoking value! Stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and a hint of salty minerality all give way to a medium-bodied, clean, deliciously balanced, pure Chardonnay that over-delivers. Drink this soft, forward, terrific Chardonnay over the coming year or two.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

TWCP Concierge Curbside pick up

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2018 Tempier Bandol Rose




2018 Tempier Bandol Rose...$39.99
The Bandol Tempier Rosé offers a unique blend of complexity and freshness. It has a fine structure, with no tannin. The high-quality care given to the vines and the diversity of the terroirs* produce a flavorful intensity and a strong typicity.
Drink 1 – 5 years. However it may be kept much longer as it will take on flavors of candied citrus fruit, melon and rose petal.

Tempier's 2018 Bandol Rose marks another successful vintage for this consistent standout. It's light to medium-bodied, not overly ripe or rich, but all about balance and refreshment. Tangerine and melon aromas and flavors hit all the right notes, lingering on the already elegant finish.
Rated 90-92/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Yes Way Rose








2019 Yes Way Rose...$12.99
France
At the heart of Yes Way Rosé is capturing the spirit of rosé wine, which symbolizes friendship, fun, and the best summertime vibes. A dream turned reality that started on @yeswayrose, we proudly now introduce our signature rosé: Yes Way Rosé.

Made in the south of France from classic Mediterranean grapes, Yes Way Rosé is an elegant Provençal-style blend with tasting notes revealing a bouquet of strawberry, citrus, and white peach. Dry and refreshingly drinkable, this light peachy-pink wine is a perfect match for a variety of different flavors. Yes Way Versatilité! Sip with all your favorite cheeses, grilled seafood dishes, and as a compliment to spicy foods. Yes Way Rosé is best enjoyed chilled to elevate any activity, from casual nights at home to picnics, poolside hangs, and big celebrations.

Yes Way Rosé wine was founded by Erica and Nikki, best friends who have set out to make delicious rosé that’s accessible to anyone who thinks pink. We like to say it’s qualité rosé that doesn’t take itself too seriouslé.

Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Los Carneros Rose








New 2019 Rose
2019 Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Los Carneros Rose...$29.99
A stunningly beautiful wine to the eye and even better to all the senses. Star jasmine, orange blossom, rose petal and fennel pollen lead a high-tone aromatic charge that is amazingly complex for such a young wine. Strawberry, fresh apricot, white peach, pink lady apple and blood orange come next in juicy waves of flavor that broaden across the mid-palate to create a feeling of richness that lends itself to all kinds of food pairing possibilities. A twist of orange and fresh lemon zest hit on a finish lengthened by its mineral texture, mouthwatering acidity and high fruit quality from grapes farmed exclusively for this beautiful pink wine.

Magnum of Rose











Perfect for Easter! or a Friday patio night :)
We only have 3 or 4 bottles left at Forsyth


2017 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé Côtes de Provence...$59.99 / 1.5 liter 
2 bottles in 1

On sale was $79.99
Its rosy appearance is soft as a dream, and an expressive, gourmet nose lends charm to this blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality.
Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany tapas, but also goes well with all varieties of grilled fish, beef or fish tartare and fresh berry desserts.

Heavy Riff new packages






Heavy Riff Love Gun...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
4.6% ABV 10.0 IBU Vanilla Cream Ale
A light crisp medium-bodied Ale with an intense vanilla aroma and smooth mouthfeel.



Heavy Riff Velvet Underbrown ....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
6.5% ABV 30.0 IBU American Brown Ale
(Our Flagship) Our American Brown Ale prominently features lactose and roasted oats for a creamy velvety mouthfeel. Restrained Hop Character and a hint of Dark Chocolate on the finish.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Campari online now



Campari...$28.99 / 750ml
Campari...$34.99 / liter
Campari is a contemporary and charismatic classic. The recipe, which has remained unchanged, originated in Novara in 1860 and is the base for some of the most famous cocktails around the world. Campari is an alcoholic spirit obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. With its vibrant red colour, intense aroma and inspiring flavour, Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure, which unfurls itself into a captivating drinking experience. These are the values that have made the Campari brand famous throughout the world as an icon of passionate Italian style and excellence.

The history of Campari began in Novara in 1860, with the invention of the original recipe that is still in use today.In 1904 Campari'sfirst production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni and the company began to export the brand overseas.It was the beginning of a success story that today still has no sign of stopping.Today the Campari brand is distributed in over 190 countries and is one of the most famous brands in the world.

Green Dirt Farm




Green Dirt Farm Fresh Sheep's Milk Plain...$5.29 (3.5oz)
A lactic style, fresh spreadable cheese. AMAZING on baguettes, bagels, or any crispy bread!
Our fresh cheese is a lactic style, fresh meaning un-aged cheese. The cheese ripens and drains for 48 hours, after which it is promptly packaged. Our Fresh cheese is bright and lemony, with a clean milky note on the finish. For people familiar with Fresh Chèvre, that is a good comparison; but without the gaminess sometimes associated with goat cheese.
This cheese has a soft, delicate curd. It crumbles well when cold, and becomes more spreadable as it warms up. These cheeses are very versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes or simply served on a cheese plate.
Our Fresh Plain is simply the milk, cultures, and a touch of salt. It has a creamy, bright flavor and pairs well with crisp and acidic white wines, strawberries, and honey.


Green Dirt Farm Fresh Sheep's Milk with Spicy Chilis...$5.29 (3.5oz)
A lactic style, fresh spreadable cheese flavored with dried chilis. AMAZING on baguettes, bagels, or any crispy bread!
Our fresh cheese is a lactic style, fresh meaning un-aged cheese. The cheese ripens and drains for 48 hours, after which it is promptly packaged. Our Fresh cheese is bright and lemony, with a clean milky note on the finish. For people familiar with Fresh Chèvre, that is a good comparison; but without the gaminess sometimes associated with goat cheese.
This cheese has a soft, delicate curd. It crumbles well when cold, and becomes more spreadable as it warms up. These cheeses are very versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes or simply served on a cheese plate.
Our Fresh Plain is simply the milk, cultures, and a touch of salt. It has a creamy, bright flavor and pairs well with crisp and acidic white wines, strawberries, and honey.

The Bruery Tart of Darkness with Black Currants

In stock at Forsyth - online for reservations and transfers.




The Bruery Tart of Darkness with Black Currants...$3.99 / 375ml
was $9.99 / 375ml
Sour stout aged in oak barrels with black currants added.

Lagunitas Hop Refresher Non Alcoholic

More in stock today!







Lagunitas Hop Refresher Non Alcoholic....$5.99 / 4pk
AN IPA-INSPIRED BEVERAGE


Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher is a fresh take on an old tradition ... An IPA-inspired refreshment that's zero-alcohol, zero-carbohydrate, and zero-calorie, made using everything we know about hops. It's chock-full of Citra, Equinox, and Centennial hops, as well as some natural flavors and a pinch brewer's yeast to biotransform-ate the hops to just the right flavor.

What is biotransformation? Brewmonster Jeremy Marshall put it best: “Yeast biotransforms the existing hop terpenes into more desirable terpenes. You need yeast to liberate the hop flavors, and that’s the most important thing that we know from making IPAs, and we leveraged it in making Hoppy Refresher.” Whatever that means…

So what about Hoppy Refresher? Jeremy Marshall describes it as “refreshing on its own… it fills that ‘Oh, I want to have an IPA, but it’s 9:30 in the morning and I’m out of IPAs’ kind of thing.”

Try Hoppy Refresher on its own for a beer-like tasting experience (without the alcohol, of course), or mix it with your favorite spirit to add a hoppy zing to your cocktail game! Jeremy says, “Think of it like a club soda… with soul. Lots of soul. Like Rick James and James Brown. Rick Brown.”

It's a variation on a theme of 25 years of edgy brewing at the edge of brewing. Cheers!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Easter Wine Sampler Pack

EASTER WINE SAMPLER PACK
6 bottles of wine that are perfect for your Easter Sunday

Regular price - 1 of each below is = $102.94
Special price for $90 plus tax for the 6 bottles


1 bottle of each below


or order through our Concierge Curbside Form


  1. Grandin Brut French Sparkling...$13.99
  2. 2018 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$24.99
  3. 2019 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$19.99
  4. 2018 Medimer Piquepoul...$12.99
  5. 2018 A La Carte Pinot Noir North Coast...$15.99
  6. 2017 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$14.99


Grandin Brut French Sparkling...$13.99
Perfect on its own or to make a mimosa

Since 1886, Grandin has produced an excellent quality sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, home to the world's finest sparkling wines. At a reasonable price, Grandin produces exclusively by the “Méthode Traditionelle.” Identical to the method used in Champagne, the "Méthode Traditionelle" requires rigorous grape selection and constant quality.
"I think if you are looking for a well-priced French sparkling in a similar style to Champagne..." - Champagne Cartel


2018 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$24.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic and 6 months on the lees to add richness and complexity
Organic but not certifiedTasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.


2018 Medimer Cotes de Thau Piquepoul...$12.99
Perfect mix of dry and fruity
Our customers love Picpoul or Piquepoul and this new 2018 release is fresh and delicious. If you like a fruity Sauvignon Blanc, a fresh Gruner Veltiner, or crisp Chablis, then you should try Piquepoul. It is a versatile food wine for everyday. Great on its own enjoying outside on the patio. Enclosed with a screw cap too.
They are considered the largest Thau Basin port, known for its white wines which pair perfectly with oysters is ideal for sipping outside on a terrace.


2019 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$19.99
40% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Rolle.
Agriculture Biologique
30+ Year Old Vines
Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards
Tasting Notes: Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate.

2018 A La Carte Pinot Noir North Coast...$15.99
Our A La Carte Pinot Noir is sourced from cool climate vineyards in California's North Coast wine region and made by hand in our winery custom designed for small lot wines.
This wine shows excellent structure and balance. Flavors of fresh berries and vanilla. This is a fantastic value that is an amazing steal for under $20. Highly recommended Pinot Noir that actually tastes like a Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir grapes excel in cooler climates and North Coast is one of the coolest climates in California, this region is home to more than half of of the state's wineries, including many of the most celebrated. Includes regions like Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Carneros. This is a great value and a great food wine!


2017 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$14.99
A Family winery established in the village of Mercurey (Burgundy). Small production from old vines. An intense Beaujolais with great structure like a Burgundy. Since the 19th century, we have produced a broad range of Burgundy and Beaujolais appellations, part from family owned vineyards and the rest as vinificators.
"This red is a step up in quality from a basic Beaujolais. " - Gail Appleson, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Booker Wines - a new load at a better price!



The Central Coasts latest super star is finally here. We are very excited about this set of 2017's from Eric Jensen and Booker Vineyards


Now with even better pricing!!!!






2017 Booker Vineyard Vertigo....$69.99
was $79.99
I loved the 2017 Vertigo from barrel, and it didn’t disappoint from bottle. A blend of 63% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, and the rest Grenache and Petite Sirah, brought up in 65% new French oak, this full-bodied, massively endowed 2017 has complex notes of blue fruits, blood orange, violets, and exotic spices. As with all Eric’s 2017s, it’s rich and concentrated yet has remarkable purity and elegance at the same time. It’s one of the finest GSM blends out there and will shine for at least 8-10 years.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Booker The Ripper...$69.99
was $85.99
Bottled in February of this year, the 100% Grenache 2017 Ripper has a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, white flowers, licorice, and subtle background oak. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it has wonderful purity, fine tannins, and a great finish.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Booker Vineyard Oublie...$69.99
was $79.99
The 2017 Oublie is a blockbuster, ranking with the finest wines in the vintage. Based on 56% Grenache, 22% Mourvèdre, 22% Syrah, brought up in 50% neutral barrels, its vivid purple color is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant red that has a great nose of cassis, blackberries, white flowers, leafy herbs, and hints of pepper. It packs some muscle yet stays flawlessly balanced. Drink it over the coming decade.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunuck

2017 Booker Vineyard Fracture...$79.99
was $93.99
Notes of crème de cassis, ground pepper, and crushed flowers emerge from the 2017 Fracture, which, as always, is all Syrah and was brought up in 65% new French oak barrels. Full-bodied, beautifully layered and textured, it has classic Booker power and richness yet shows the pretty, elegant style of the vintage as well.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Booker Vineyard “My Favorite Neighbor” Cabernet...$69.99
was $79.99
The 2017 My Favorite Neighbor is also terrific and I suspect would cost 2-3 times its going rate if it was from Napa Valley. It's also the more elegant, perfumed, red-fruited release compared to the darker fruited Harvey and Harriet release. Classy notes of black raspberries, spice box, white flowers, lead pencil shavings, and tobacco leaf all emerge from the glass of this medium to full-bodied red, which offers a seamless texture, fine tannins, and a great finish. It will be better with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck



2018 Booker Vineyard White...$39.99
lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $49.99

A blend of 60% Roussanne and 40% Viognier, the medium gold-colored (there's a touch of green) 2018 White has a fleshy, powerful style that carries beautiful notes of lemon oil, honeysuckle, toasted bread, crushed lime, and hints of minerality. It's a pure, rockingly textured, balanced white to enjoy with food over the coming 2-3 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Booker Vineyard Tempranillo...$69.99
Along with Epoch, Jensen makes one of the finest Tempranillo out there. The 2017 Tempranillo offers terrific blue fruits, pepper, violets, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, with remarkable purity, plenty of classic Tempranillo tannins, and a great finish. It has upfront charm given its balance, yet I suspect it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Monday, April 6, 2020

De Dolle Brewery

One more case arrived!





De Dolle OERBIER...$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle

9% ABV
Oerbier means original, from the source. This beer has been brewed in small scale (5 gallons) at home in a copper wash kettle, by two brothers who were students at the time. They took over an old brewery which was out of business and said: "If we don't bring the brewery back to life, nobody will!". It was also a unique opportunity to create some interesting brews, so why not try it?
Therefore we went ahead. We did the main work ourselves and kept the scale of the brewery as it was. Since then, the brewery and its beers have been an inspiration for a lot of brewers. Oerbier is brewed from all different malts, Poperinge Golding hops in flowers and a special yeast which makes it a little tart, especially with aging. At the brewery we have excellent cellars which have a constant temperature of 8°C allowING Oerbier to age at its best.
After a couple of years Oerbier tastes like it has been blended with wine… Oerbier has been refermented in the bottle and contains a layer of yeast, having vitamins B. NAT en STRAF on the glasses means WET and STRONG, a warning for the 9 vol. alcohol content. The little person on the glasses is the Oerbier man, a simple creature who holds a brewers fork in his right hand, symbolizing the work and science, but looking to the other side, the result of all this, the glass of (Oer)beer. The artwork on the poster is a wallpainting found in Spain (Altamira) and is considered by art lovers as being the best prehistoric art work (30.000 years BC). On the other hand we have Oerbier started in 1980, continuing the tradition.
Since 2000 as the yeast supply ceased, we installed a new yeast propagator. The tart aftertaste is obtained by lactobacterial fermentation (since 2005).





Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti




Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti...$9.99 / 16oz can
2019 Edition
This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels. The spirited aging process produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish. Who says you can’t tame a beast?

ABV: 12.5%

BeerAdvocate Score of 95
FOOD PAIRINGS:

Grilled porterhouse steak, Roaring 40s blue cheese, vanilla cheesecake, brownies.

4 Hands Madagascar- Barrel Aged

More in stock now at Forsyth.  Online for transfers now.
Please order online, do not call or use the Curside form.


4 Hands Madagascar....$19.99 / 22oz
Imperial Milk Stout Brewed with Vanilla Beans and aged in Bourbon Barrels

Fresh Son of Juice





At Forsyth now -- canned March 31

Maplewood Son of Juice IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Juicy. Juicy. Son of Juice.
Son of Juice is a truly his father's child. A hazy IPA dripping with fruit juice notes. Pilsner malt and oats make a perfect canvas for loads of mosaic, simcoe and nugget hops.
Grain: Pilsner, Oats, Golden Naked Oats
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Nugget, Warrior
Vitals: Low IBUs, 3 SRM, 6.3% ABV