Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lingua Franca Chardonnay

#17 on their top 100 Wines of the Year
2018 Lingua Franca Avni Chardonnay (Willamette Valley)...$28.99

This is a stunning wine and a sensational value. Succulent, tangy and concentrated in ripe fruit, it explodes with flavors of lemon, peach, apricot and papaya lifted by a squeeze of lime. Fermented in a mix of concrete and neutral barrels, it was then aged in new puncheons and neutral barriques.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Lingua Franca Estate Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)...$49.99
The overall impression is of a consummate balance between richness and freshness, with another layer of firm underlying acidity too, and the wine lingers enticingly." Top Chardonnay pick for Oregon. - Charles Curtis, MW
Rated 96/100 Decanter Magazine
This sleek yet rich wine is packed with ripe citrus, Honeycrisp apple, peach and pineapple tones. Barrel fermented and aged in 40% new oak, it showcases spectacular fruit on the palate that is softened by creamy, lightly toasty barrel flavors.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, December 11, 2020

Cava de Oro Tequila Extra Anejo

Cava de Oro Tequila Extra Anejo...$94.99

Rested for 5 years in American and French Oak red wine barrels.
Cava de Oro Extra Añejo Tequila has a dark amber color with a mixture of aromas including cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Its smooth entry quickly expands revealing a delicious range of toasted flavors, cinnamon, and maple syrup, all of which linger on the palate for a pleasant amount of time.
100% agave

Fermented in stainless steel tanks
Color: Bright reddish and dark amber hues.
Aroma: Multitude of fruity aromas and toasted oak.
Flavor: Its exquisite sweetness makes for a bombastic and long finish

Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Single Malt Scotch 8.1 Edition

New - limited
Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Single Malt Scotch 8.1 Edition

(plus we have 1 bottle of the 6.1 and the 7.1 too)

Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Single Malt Scotch 8.1 Edition...$449.99
12,000 bottles made
Decades have passed since this unpeated spirit ran from the stills in our ethereal, Victorian stillhouse. The stillmen who were present in 1994 would have no concept of its destiny; that it would eventually become the eighth iteration of the notorious Bruichladdich Black Art. This spirit would take many weaving journeys within our loch-side warehouses. Each cask it met has been identified and nurtured over time under the tenureship of our Head Distiller. All with one ultimate purpose in mind. Few responsibilities are as daunting as the composition of this cuvee. Lesser distillers would be unwilling to release their finest casks completely unaccounted for, totally in secret. And yet, those in the know of our alchemic release, are fully trusting in the hands of Adam. Over eight releases now, this unaccountability has been justified.

Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

2017 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills....$79.99
The last time we saw Thomas Pinot was the 2014 vintage and it sold out instantly. Thomas Pinot is truly a one of a kind operation and has achieved a well earned cult status in the world of domestic Pinot Noir. We only have 35 bottles available.

2nd Shift 12 Days of Shiftmas


In stock at Forsyth only right now.
Limited release! 
We are excited to score some of these boxes!
Steve Crider not included!

2nd Shift 12 Days of Shiftmas.....$43.99
Includes 12 beers!!!
Different Styles - 
Stouts, Lagers, IPA, Mixed Fermentation/Funky Barrel Aged Beers, Fruited Blonde

Rockwell Party Hat Saison

Rockwell Party Hat Saison...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
"We took our house saison, punched it up real nice, and put a party hat on it." - Rockwell for their 2nd Anniversary ⁣

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 2018

Another stunning edition of Chateau Beaucastel should arrive Friday!

2018 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge....$75.98
Another in a string of top vintages, Beaucastel's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape was produced from Grenache yields of only eight hectoliters per hectare ("normal" is about 28 hectoliters per hectare, according to Marc Perrin). The final blend I was shown is almost candied in its fruity intensity of raspberries and cherries, yet it has a potent underpinning of more savory elements, like tapenade, grilled meat and dried spices. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins, this shows tremendous length, reverberating with hints of crushed stone on the finish.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Hourglass "HG III" Napa Valley Red Blend

Amazing price on a Napa Red from Duckhorn alum Tony Biagi!

Tony Biagi worked at Cade and Plumpjack for 10 years
2018 Hourglass "HG III" Napa Valley Red Blend - $36.99
Next lowest price Wine-Searcher in the Country is $44.99
Rich, textural layers define HG III. The 2017 greets with lifted aromatics of wild cherry, blueberry, cassis, and subtle hints of dried flowers and savory herbs. These aromas carry forward on the palate, the medley of saturated, pure fruit flavors providing dimension to the broad-shouldered, sumptuous texture. Dense and concentrated, yet balanced by lively acidity, a refined structure and well-integrated tannins, HG III delivers an eminently drinkable wine at cork-pull. Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet.

Avery Brewing Barrel Aged Series

Super limited - they have been on the shelf.  Many have found them.
Just a little left 
1 of each per person

Avery Brewing Irish Goodnight Barrel Aged Stout....$11.99 / 12oz
​We do have heads, and they are sore. But at the same time they are filled with the very best of Irish brains. This isn’t a goodbye.

Avery Brewing Quinntiki Aged in Rum Barrels...$11.99 / 12oz
​Raise a glass to Mr. Donn Beach as the cool night breeze rolls in. We hope wherever you are you feel the sand between your toes.

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Bottled in Bond

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Bottled in Bond....$66.99
100 PROOF. 
A straight American whiskey with higher rye content than our Small Batch Bourbon, but short of a true rye whiskey. Different and great. Perfect for sipping or making cocktails.

It’s crafted from two distinct mash bills distilled in November of 2011. The first mash bill contains 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley and the second reflects a traditional bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley. In keeping with Wyoming Whiskey’s tradition, these grains are all non-GMO and grown in Byron, Wyoming by Rageth Farms.

COLOR: amber to light copper
NOSE: brown baking spices of cinnamon and allspice with creamy browned butter
PALATE: clove and allspice, freshly baked dark rye bread with hints of orange blossom honey
MOUTHFEEL: cinnamon spice with creamy butterscotch pudding
FINISH: long, spicy rye finish coupled with hints of buttery toffee

4 Hands Brewing Scale of Complexity - Sabro


4 Hands Brewing Scale of Complexity...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Every few months we take the same recipe for our Scale of Complexity, but switch up the hops!
Sabro Hops

Pipeworks / Run The Jewels No Save Point Hazy IPA

1 can per person - very limited!  

Pipeworks / Run The Jewels No Save Point Hazy IPA...$4.29 / can
Hazy IPA with Galaxy and Sabro hops
We’re joining creative forces with the team at Pipeworks again! They brought some new tricks to the table with this one though. For the first time, Pipeworks is using the sabro hop, known for tropical coconut aromas and flavors, in combination with passionfruit-pineapple aromas from Galaxy hops. This is one of those beers that when you crack that top, the aroma just smacks you in the face – but in a good way! It’s kind of like leaving Night City for a tropical vacation

2nd Shift Samsqatch West Coast Style IPA

2nd Shift Samsqatch West Coast Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk cans
West Coast Style IPA
A lovely malt & piney hop bomb, named after our newest kitty soulmate, Sam. Origin of the name comes from the depths of our bff brewer Kevin’s creative, weirdo brain.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Mothers Brewing S'more Power To You

Mothers Brewing S'more Power To You...$14.99 / 22oz
Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Askinosie Chocolate, Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and Marshmallow Flavor.
This stout is as strong as it is sweet, and brings back memories of fall camping in the Missouri wilderness.
PROFILE: Tastes like a s'more

Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old

#10 - Aberfeldy 18 Year Old Single Malt

Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old....$109.99
Aging scotch in a secondary cask is tricky, and tinkering with a whisky that has already achieved 18 years of age is even riskier. This well-matured Aberfeldy spent its final months in red wine casks from Bordeaux under the bold vision and deft hand of malt master Stephanie Macleod. As a result, it soars above its station. Never intrusive, the red wine finish suggests Fig Newtons and dried cherries, building upon Aberfeldy’s classic honey-vanilla profile to evoke strawberry shortcake and flavors of jam and clotted cream on a fresh-baked scone. A complex, mature, and moreish whisky at an excellent price. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

#10 --  Top Whiskeys of 2020 by the Whisky Advocate

#7 Wine of the Year 2020

Just named by The Wine Spectator
#7 Wine of the Year 2020

2016 Massolino Barolo....$49.99
Cases Made:  5,800
This family-owned winery, founded in 1896, is run today by fourth-generation brothers Franco and Roberto Massolino. Located in the heart of the village of Serralunga d’Alba, the 100-acre estate is known for its single-vineyard Barolos from Margheria, Parafada, Parussi and Vigna Rionda, yet it’s their classic-style Barolo from the excellent 2016 vintage that earns a spot on our list for its quality and value. A blend of Nebbiolo from parcels in Briccolina, Le Turne, Collaretto, Broglio and Damiano in Serralunga, with 5 percent from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto, the wine aged 29 months in 5,000-liter Slavonian oak casks.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
#7 Wine of the Year 2020

2nd Shift Blackberry Sunny Cat New England Style IPA

2nd Shift Blackberry Sunny Cat New England Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz
Blackberry Sunny Cat:
One of our favorite New England style pale ales. Brewed with oats, lactose, amarillo, citra hops & blackberries.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Anchor 2020 Christmas Ale

Anchor Brewing 2020 Christmas Ale....$11.99 / 6pk bottles
Our annual Christmas Ale is a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 46th annual release of this Anchor holiday tradition.

Back in 1975, Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition. Year after year, Anchor creates a new, secret recipe with a unique hand drawn label for their Christmas Ale, but the intent with each brew remains the same: joy for the changing seasons and celebration of the newness of life. With a heavily guarded, confidential recipe, Christmas Ale is sold only from early November to mid-January. The 2020 Anchor Christmas Ale is a one-of-a-kind, featuring the highest ABV at 7% and darkest appearance of any vintage. Yet, this year’s release is easy-drinking and approachable for everyone at a holiday gathering or virtual event.

Anchor’s 2020 Christmas Ale is silky-smooth and layered with classic holiday flavors of chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers - perfect for enjoying at the end of the meal, or around a fire with close friends. This winter warmer teems with aromas of fresh coffee and dark chocolate, and pours with a tight, creamy cappuccino-colored head.

Each year a new symbolic hand-drawn tree is chosen for the Christmas Ale label. This year’s label features The Three Graces; three iconic towering sequoias from the Mariposa Grove in California’s Yosemite National Park. This is only the second time in its 46-year history that multiple trees are shown together on the label, a fitting statement to symbolize togetherness and hope in a year when so much time has been spent apart. The Three Graces represent radiance, joy, and flowering – characteristics that we can all hold near during this unprecedented time.

Boulevard Imperial Cask Cuvee Limited Release

Boulevard Imperial Cask Cuvee Limited Release...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz
Often regarded as the signature release of a winery or brewery, a “cuvée” is a blend of only the best barrels — and this baby fits the bill. Employing their expert palates and extensive experience, our team artfully blended five different Imperial Stouts and aged them in five different barrels from eight months to almost two years.

This unique blend of 18% Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels, 23% Madeira Wine Barrels, and 59% Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden’s, and Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels allowed for flavors unlike any other.

Bulleit Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$63.99
Compare to $71.99 for Total Wine and More's pick  STL
52% ABV
Yield : 156 bottles

When we confirm -
Forsyth - in stock now
Rock Hill - in stock now
Ballwin - Thursday afternoon
New Ballas - Thursday afternoon