Saturday, December 19, 2020

Stranahan's Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey

Stranahan's Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey...$37.99
A Single Malt that marries tradition with innovation
Blue Peak is an American single malt distilled at high altitude, aged in new American oak barrels, and Solera finished, a maturation process typically used in wine, resulting in a rich and mellow whiskey.

2018 Carter Cellars

2018 Carter Cellars
The wines from Carter Cellars have been some of my absolute favorites from Napa Valley over the past 4 vintages. We have been eagerly awaiting the release of the 2018’s for some time now. Thankfully the wait is now over-Aaron Zwicker
"The new 2018 releases from Carter Cellars and this is one stacked lineup of brilliant Cabernet from the team of Mark Carter and winemaker Mike Smith.”-Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Carter Cellars “Carter Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon $159.99
A killer effort, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter offers that rare, magical mix of opulence, power, elegant, and freshness that you rarely come across, offering a kaleidoscope-like array of crème de cassis, toasted spice, dried violets, blackberries, smoked tobacco, and a distinct sense of minerality, it’s a beast of a wine on the palate that somehow stays beautifully balanced, elegant, and seamless. It’s impossible to resist today yet should cruise for two decades.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Carter Cellars “La Bam” Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet $179.99
From the same site, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard La Bam is nevertheless a different beast, showing a touch more elegance as well as polish in its tannins. Dense purple/plum-hued, it delivers rock star notes of blackcurrants, mulberries, plums, Asian spices, chocolate, and violets. Full-bodied and uber-concentrated, it still stays fresh and lively on the palate, with notable freshness, the elegant, seamless style that is the hallmark of this site, and a finish that won’t quit. It will probably merit a triple-digit rating in 3-5 years and keep for 30 years.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Carter Cellars Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon...$152.99
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard comes from a site in the northern part of the valley and more red, volcanic soils. It reminds me of the 2016 with its iron/iodine-like character as well as beautiful mulled red and black fruits, Asian spices, chocolate, and loamy earthy aromas and flavors. This big, rich, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a rocking mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already impossible to resist yet has two decades of longevity ahead of it.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard rocks up with ready-for-business scents of stewed plums, blackberry preserves, ripe blackcurrants and kirsch plus suggestions of bay leaves, pencil shavings and iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit preserves layers with a black pepper and herbs undercurrent and sturdy frame of grainy tannins, finishing with an earthy lift.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

2018 Carter Cellars Fortuna Vineyard...$112.99
One of the more forward wines in the lineup, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard sports a deep purple hue as well a big bouquet of ripe plums, Asian spices, leafy herbs, and a touch of flowers. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and silky on the palate, it delivers plenty of richness and depth yet has a terrific weightless style. It picks up more structure with time in the glass, so don’t let its upfront charm fool you, it’s going to keep for 15+ years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and a gorgeous perfume of red roses, Ceylon tea and lavender over a core of cassis, blackberry pie and boysenberries plus hints of unsmoked cigars, fragrant earth and bouquet garni. Full-bodied, the palate shimmers with beautiful energy and freshness, featuring crunchy black and blue fruits and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and savory.
Rated 95+/100 Wine Advocate

Friday, December 18, 2020

Rhum Clement Single Cask

We tasted through about 10 single barrels of Rhum Clement and selected this one!
Barrel #249
4+ years old
Aged in American Oak

Very Limited!

Clement Cask Collection Rhum Agricole Tres Vieux...$59.99
Clement Single Cask is a very exclusive rhum released in extremely limited quantities. 
Each bottle is signed by the Cellar Master, with the bottle number, barrel number, date of aging, and sugarcane varietal on display.
An intense aged rhum loaded with spicy notes of nuts, sugarcane, sweet caramel, figs, dried grapes, and cedar, leading to a very dry and long-lasting finish.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Off Color Brewing Chicxulub

Off Color Brewing Chicxulub
Chicxulub is a small batch variant of Dinosmores aged with an abundance of cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and Guajillo, Ancho, and Cayenne peppers. Dazzling notes of Mexican Hot Chocolate, brownie batter, and toffee with a brief scorch of heat.

Capture Innovant Red Wine

2015 Capture Innovant Red Wine...$34.99
Compare to $49.99 at

Ripe, sexy, and voluptuous, the 2015 Innovant Red Wine is the entry-level blend from the estate based on 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot brought up in 50% new French oak. Crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, lead pencil and spice notes give way to a medium to full-bodied wine that has sweet, rounded tannin, plenty of fruit, and a good finish.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2015 Red Wine Innovant has a deep garnet-purple color with a nose of ripe plums, crushed black currants and black berries with touches of bay leaves and menthol. Medium-bodied, tightly knit and with a firm structure of grainy tannins and electric freshness, it finishes on a lovely mineral note. 781 cases produced.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2013 Capture Harmonie Red Wine...$34.99
Lowest price on Wine Searcher is $59.99
One of the gems in this report is the 2013 Harmonie Red Wine (85% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon). Sourced almost all from the Alexander Mountain Estate and aged in 20% new French oak, its singular purple color is followed by an incredible bouquet of crème de cassis, black cherries, damp earth, and spring flowers. This sensational red hits the palate with a huge, opulent texture, perfect balance, and ultra-fine tannin. Count me impressed by this quintessential expression of Cabernet Franc from Sonoma. It’s straight up awesome today yet is going to keep for two decades or more.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

# 6 Whiskey of the year!


Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Year Single Malt Scotch...$41.99
Compare to $45.99 at Total Wine and More 
Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent expression to join the Distillery’s Ultimate Range. At just five years old, Wee Beastie is a feisty young creature with a formidable taste.


Our whisky creators set out to make the rawest, smokiest Ardbeg ever. The result is Ardbeg Wee Beastie and this tongue-tingling, beautifully smoky dram is the youngest Ardbeg we’ve ever made.

On the snout, intense aromas of cracked blacked pepper mingle with sappy pine resin and a sharp tang of smoke. Suddenly, an explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar. Savoury meats sink into the palate before the long salty mouthcoating finish slinks away… revealing the inner beast of this Islay icon.

Young and intensely smoky, this is a dram untamed by age. Matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, Wee Beastie is perfect for enjoying neat or as the mouth-watering main ingredient in a powerfully smoky cocktail.

Non chill-filtered at 47.4%.

The Prisoner Wine Company Gift Pack

The Prisoner Wine Company Gift Pack....$79.99 / 3pk of 375ml bottles
Includes 1 bottle each
  • The Prisoner Carneros Chardonnay
  • The Prisoner Red Blend
  • The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaged in a gift box!!

The Prisoner Carneros Chardonnay
From the most recognized Napa Valley red blend comes a distinct, new wine. Made in the same iconic style as The Prisoner Red Blend, we proudly introduce The Prisoner Chardonnay. Redefining taste once again.

The Prisoner Red Blend

The Prisoner Red Blend was inspired by the wines 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.

The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon

From the most recognized Napa Valley red blend comes a distinct, new wine. Made in the same iconic style as The Prisoner Red Blend, we proudly introduce The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon. Redefining taste once again.

Joel Falmet Grower Champagne

Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$39.99 / 750ml
Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$99.99 / 1.5 ltr Magnum

Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant

The grapes for this wine are all sustainably farmed. Joël is one of only a few producers to use a soléra system for his vin de reserve each vintage. As he pulls out wine from his vin de reserve, he adds a little wine back to his soléra. Currently it is a 12 year old soléra, which significantly adds to the depth and complexity of his Champagnes. Each vintage he blends 30% wine from the solera, with the current vintage. The “Parcelles” cuvée spends 42 months on the lees before disgorgement. Joël bottles his wine with a low, 9 grams per liter, dosage. Annual production only 1,660 cases

Rated #1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times
The New York Times
Champagnes Below $40 Regain Pop
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

"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

What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$49.99

Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).

4 Noses brewing

New 4 Noses releases at Forsyth

4 Noses Strawberry Velvet IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
IPA with Strawberry, Vanilla and lactose

4 Noses El Jefe Con Leche....$14.99
Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose

Gran Centenario Leyenda Extra Anejo

Gran Centenario Leyenda Extra Anejo...$139.99
Gran Centenario Leyenda is among the first Tequilas to ever be awarded the classification "Extra Añejo." Combining only 100% Blue Agave with an average aging process of 4 years in French Limousin oak barrels, Leyenda has remained the best-kept secret in the highlands of Jalisco.

Sudwerk Brewing

New releases from Sudwerk in stock at Forsyth now

Sudwerk Cosmic Turtle Triple IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Triple IPA brewed with Galaxy, El Dorado and Simcoe

Sudwerk Best Friends Vanilla Mocha Cold Brew Bock...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Bock Beer brewed with coffee, cacao and vanilla

Sudwerk Business on Top Sour Hazy IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz
Sour Hazy IPA
IPA brewed with peach and apricot
El dorado, Simcoe and Mosaic Hops

Cotes du Rhone Sampler Pack

Cotes Du Rhone Sampler pack!
New updated Rhone Wine Sampler!
New releases in stock now!

Regular price - 1 of each above is = $104.94
Special price for $90 plus tax for the 6 bottles
  • 2019 Comte de Langeron Cotes du Rhone Linteau...$16.99
  • 2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Generation....$13.99
  • 2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$17.99
  • Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
  • Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
  • Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar...$24.99

2019 Comte de Langeron Cotes du Rhone Linteau...$16.99
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah
We love Rhones wines. We are always looking out for new and exciting Cotes du Rhone as they represents some of the best values in red wine. They are also great food wines too.
The medium bodied 2019 Cotes du Rhone shows notes of black olives and Mediterranean herbs, but also shows plenty of fleshy black raspberry fruit. It us a blend of 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. Concentrated but supple, it's round and expansive in the mouth, finishing with a subtle dusting of ripe tannins and hints of coffee. 

2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Generation....$13.99
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
This is a very impressive Cotes du Rhone. It has everything you want it a great value Cotes du Rhone. It has an opaque purple color with a big nose that almost smells like a Northern Rhone. Large amounts of dark fruits like blackberry, black cherry, cassis and a great density and very full bodied for this price.

2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$17.99
60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre
This Rhone is the real deal and a sensational value! Could easily be confused for a Chateauneuf do Pape
Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. This wine is produced by the third generation on this estate and it is a fruit driven Cotes du Rhone with great roundness and complexity.

2018 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.
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

2017 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah

The Grenache vines range from 55 to 100 years old. The Carignan vines are 82 years old, while his Syrah vines range from 30 to 50 years old. This in an unusually rich and complex Côtes du Rhône. Each year Vincent has incrementally increased the percentage of Grenache in his Côtes du Rhône. This year the wine is now 70% Grenache. This blend further accentuates the bright red cherry fruit in the wine. His old vine Carignan adds a complex peppery spice component, while the adds rich black fruit flavors.

2016 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar...$24.99
100% Grenache

The vines for the César range from 55 to 100 years old, and grow in very complex soil formed by the same geological upheavals that created the Alps. The grapes are hand-picked by parcel, with very low (25-35 hectoliters per hectare) yields. Though the Cuvée Cesar falls under the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation, it is a wine that outshines many wines with a more prestigious pedigree. His very old Grenache vines produce a wine packed with black raspberry, black pepper, with hints of cassis fruit, all supported by firm ripe tannins. In the nose plum, red and black cherry, and garrigue spices mingle together. While the “Cuvée César” is a relatively lush and generous wine, it is also a wine built for the long term. So drink it now with a nice steak au poivre, or wait a few years and try it with venison or duck breast.

Pappy Van Winkle products

Great gift ideas!
Back in stock!

Maple Syrup Aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels
Pappy and Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$32.99
Our maple syrup is sweeter than Southern hospitality.
Our great grandfather, Pappy Van Winkle taught us that to make the best, you use the best. That's why we grew up using real maple syrup on (and in) our favorite dishes.

When we decided to make our own, we wanted to find a partner that shared our love of hand-crafted, high quality products. We found a perfect match in Bissel Maple Farm. The result is a perfect marriage of craftsmanship and flavor.

Together, we've made a one-of-a-kind syrup bursting with flavors of vanilla, butter, oak and, of course, bourbon. Aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, use it in your favorite recipes, as a finishing syrup or even in your favorite cocktails. Just be sure to save a little for those Sunday morning pancakes.

See our Bourbon Lifestyle Blog for an incredible maple-inspired meal with recipes.

Bittermilk Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned...$19.99 /  8.5oz bottle
Bittermilk Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned...$19.99 / 5pk of single serve bottles
At Pappy & Company, we recognize that not everyone is a bourbon purist. Sometimes, you just want to mix it up. Our dad, Julian, likes to say, "The better the bourbon, the better the cocktail" With gourmet blends of bittering spices, Bittermilk cocktail mixers make it easy to impress your friends, family and party guests with your mixology skills. Create a classic old fashioned, or spin it into a unique craft cocktail at home. Just add bourbon.

We've recreated this gentlemen's cocktail by using classic bittering agents like gentian root and cinchona bark along with burnt sugar, spices and a bit of orange peel. Aged in retired Pappy bourbon barrels to allow the flavors to come together and ramp up the intensity. It is super concentrated so a little bit goes a long way. Best with aged spirits. Stir 1 part No.1 + 4 parts rye or bourbon in a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

This old fashioned cocktail mix is the perfect gift for bourbon and old fashioned fans alike.


  • Made in Charleston, SC by Bittermilk.
  • Refrigerate after opening.
  • Best to enjoy within four weeks of opening.
  • This cocktail mix is super concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way.
  • Ingredients: Florida Golden Cane Sugar, Burnt Cane Sugar, Water, Fresh Orange Peel, Spices, Organic Gentian Root, Cinchona Bark, Tartaric Acid

Pappy & Co. Barrel Aged Pepper Sauce...$12.99
Aged in Pappy Van Winkle Barrels
Recently nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards!
It's high noon on a hot, Southern summer day. The sun shining brightly from cloudless sky, the humidity as thick as honey. It's a purifying heat; the kind that makes you feel like you've accomplished something just by being brave enough to weather it.

We've taken that heat and bottled it.

In partnership with another family owned business (and our friends), Midland Ghost, we've created an exclusive hot sauce. Made with their famous, locally grown, first generation Ghost Peppers and aged in our Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels for a rich, smoky, oaky heat. We mellow out the heat of the ghost peppers by adding some mild red peppers to the mix. The result is the perfect blend that makes this a smoky pepper sauce you can add a dash to just about anything from meats and vegetables to Bloody Mary cocktails.

Go beyond the grill, and discover all of the culinary fun you can have with our hot sauce.

See Our Spicy Summer Soiree Recipes >

This item is gluten, nut and dairy free.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wine Spectator Top 100

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Available at The Wine and Cheese Place now!
Quite a few of these wines have come and gone this year but we do have a quite a few on hand still.

2019 Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc $10.99
The lemon blossom, Asian pear, lime sherbet and candied orange peel notes are pure, fragrant, silky smooth and juicy, with intensity and a lift of freshness on the finish from a lemon verbena accent
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

2018 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz $29.99
Shows terrific concentration, with dense and chewy tannins providing an appealing backdrop to the blueberry, dried cherry, date and candied ginger flavors. Tobacco, tomato leaf and espresso notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay $25.99
Luscious, rich and full of creamy white fruit flavors flanked by buttery accents. Spicy plushness lingers into the finish, with some honeyed notes. Drink now through 2024
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2019 Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc $9.99
Very bright pale greenish yellow color. Honeydew, lime and lychee-scented nose that also reveals hints of wild asparagus and fresh lemon verbena. On the palate, this extroverted wine is lively, fresh, and gentle. The quintessential Sauvignon Blanc.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

2017 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $29.98
Distinctive, with blueberry and açaí berry fruit flavors, infused liberally with sassafras, bay leaf and sweet spice notes. A beautiful rendition of mountain fruit, laced with racy acidity and carried by smoldering tannins. Shows impressive detail and energy for a 2017. Best from 2021 through 2035.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2017 Chateau Pavie-Decesse St Emilion $149.99
This is laden with cassis and warmed plum compote notes, infused liberally with violet and anise accents. Gains depth and richness with air, yet maintains a racy edge due to its mouthwatering acidity and perfectly embedded chalky spine on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2040. Tasted twice, with consistent notes
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Destihl Coralation Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Stout Edition No.2

Destihl Coralation Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Stout Edition No.2
11% vanilla stout!!

This was put in barrel since September of 2018.
We sent them a fresh dumped Blanton's Bourbon Barrel and they used one of their barrels to make a bigger batch.  

Coming soon - watch for details soon.

Compass Box Peat Monster

#9 Whiskey of the Year by the Whisky Advocate
Compass Box Peat Monster....$61.99
Compare to $63.99 at Total Wine and More
The much-beloved Peat Monster was recently given a new recipe designed to create greater depth and elegance. The peat influence, while still omnipresent, is now more subtle. On the nose it’s gentle and fragrant, wafting over candied citrus, lemon-frosted cake, and raspberry, along with classic peated undertones of charcoal and iodine. The palate is creamy in texture, with pleasant notes of brine, seashells, ashiness, and a floral peat influence that swirls gently around rich vanilla, tropical hints of lime, smoked meats, and generous spice. The finish offers bitter chocolate, lemon hard candy, and a bang of spice and smoke. —David Fleming

Maker's Mark Private Selection TWCP #3 2020 Edition

Forsyth - in stock

Chesterfield - in stock

Rock Hill - in stock

New Ballas - 2pm today

Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place

Maker's Mark Private Selection TWCP #3 2020 Edition...$69.99
compare to $74.99 at Total Wine and More for their store pick
111.3 proof

Here is the recipe selected by Dillon for batch #3
  • 4 P2 - Baked American pure #2
  • 2 seared French cuvée
  • 1 Makers 46
  • 2 roasted French mocha
  • 1 toasted French spice

These were are previous two batches (both sold out)
TWCP Batch #1
4 - P2 Staves 
1 - Cu - French Cuvee Stave
1 - Makers Mark 46
2 - Mocha stave
2 - Spice French staves

TWCP Batch #2
5 - P2 Staves
2 - Cu - French Cuvee Stave
0 - Makers Mark 46
1 - Mocha stave
2 - Spice French staves

Here is the description of the staves. Each stave is different oak and different toasting methods and degrees.

P2 - stave
Name: Baked American Pure 2
Wood: American Oak
Toast: Low and slow in convection oven
Cut: Classic

Cu - Stave
Name: Seared French Cuvee
Wood: French Oak
Toast: Infrared
Cut: With ridges or ruffles

46 Stave
Name: Makers 46 stave
Wood: French Oak
Toast: seared, infrared toasting
Cut: Classic

Mocha Stave
Name: Roasted French Mocha
Wood: French Oak
Toast: Cooked high in a convection oven
Cut: Classic

Sp stave
Name: Toasted French Spice
Wood: French Oak
Toast: High and Low in a Convection oven
Cut: Classic

La Bargemone Cuvee Marina Coteaux d'Aix en Provence


Only two other 2019 Roses scored higher with 93 points in the Wine Advocate!

One of the best and we only have about 18 bottles left!

2019 La Bargemone Cuvee Marina Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$34.99
Provence Rose Cuvee Marina is light to medium-bodied on the palate, with a fine, crisply defined backbone of acidity and a long, focused finish. Leafy notes, citrus zest, faint hints of red berries and notes of grapefruit and pineapple provide plenty of flavor interest, yet they never seem overly fruity, firmly grounded by savory brine and stone. This year, the blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% each Grenache and Syra
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Monday, December 14, 2020

Au Bon Climat HIldegard Estate Bottled White

2018 Au Bon Climat HIldegard Estate Bottled White...$35.99
The 2018 White Hildegard Estate is an unusual blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligoté meant to recreate Burgundy's fabled Charlemagne vineyard in Medieval times. Bright and finely cut, Hildegard shows another side to Jim Clendenen's magic touch. Lemon peel, white flowers, white pepper and crushed rocks give the 2018 a striking aromatic top register to match its mid-weight personality. In a word: sublime.
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Ridge Vineyards Grenache Blanc

2019 Ridge Vineyards Grenache Blanc....$27.99
77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% Roussanne

Ridge’s 2019 Grenache Blanc, emerges from Adelaida Vineyard in Paso Robles. Apricot, white flowers, tangerine and mint are some of the notes that grace this exquisite, vibrant Rhône blend of Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne, with a bit more Picpoul than last year. This is such a delicious wine.
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
92 Points – Zinfandel Chronicles
90 Points – Jeb Dunnuck,

Tolaini Legit Cabernet Sauvignon

The new vintage made the top 100 this year. 
But we still have this one from last year's list!!!

2013 Tolaini Legit Cabernet Sauvignon...$34.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher
This is broad and incisive, delivering black currant, plum, leather, earth and wild herb flavors. Dense and beefy, yet with ample fruit for balance, driven by vibrant acidity. This is starting to mellow but still has years of life ahead. Drink now through 2036. 15,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. — BS
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
#26 on The Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year 2019

You must try the first ever release of Tolaini's 100% Cabernet from the heart of Chianti! Usually this juice is blended in to Tolaini's flagship wine "Valdisanti" (a perennial 90+ pointer in its own right), but in 2013 proprietor Lia Tolaini Banville thought the Cabernet was profound enough to stand on its own. She was struck by the grace and opulence of the wine in barrel, and after bottling it rested at the winery for five years, allowing it to drink well upon release. Jazz great Thelonius Monk is on the label because like the wine, he was stylish, unique, and a little irreverent.

"LEGIT is a wine of power and finesse, an organically-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon made from hand-picked grapes grown in the prized San Giovanni Vineyard in the heart of Castelnuovo Berardenga. Here the gently sloping Tuscan vineyard and its gnarled vines mimic the angular melodies and dissonant twists of Monk's great masterpieces. "A wine born of soul and depth", a harmonious and unlikely marriage of American Jazz and Italian tradition that is as perfectly irreverent, as stylishly 'LEGIT' as the artist who inspired it."--Winery Notes

The Wine Spectator top 100 Wines of the Year 2020 Edition!

In The Wine Spectator top 100 Wines of the Year 2020 Edition!

2017 Chateau Pavie-Decesse St Emilion....$149.99
This is laden with cassis and warmed plum compote notes, infused liberally with violet and anise accents. Gains depth and richness with air, yet maintains a racy edge due to its mouthwatering acidity and perfectly embedded chalky spine on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2040. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 400 cases made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate