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Sunday, August 7, 2022

2019 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 just arrived!
Always a favorite!!!
2019 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon...$86.99
A classic cabernet showing a panoply of gorgeous dark flavors including black cherry, ripe plum, Cubano tobacco, graphite and sandalwood with underlying notes of tar and chocolate. Textbook cabernet in the mouth with beautiful tannin that is weighty without being ponderous, refined without being delicate. This is a contemplative cabernet that also satisfies with persistent notes of black and red fruit that echo through the long finish.


Xanthos Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville Cabernet under $40 - you must try this one!


2019 Xanthos Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon...$32.99
Oakville is Napa Valley’s most exclusive terroir, normally it is hard to find one less than $100, some famous Oakville producers include Far Niente, Groth, Screaming Eagle and Opus One. Those are some impressive neighbors. This killer Cab comes from a Single Vineyard Narsai David Vineyard which is in the heart of Oakville - right next to the very famous Silver Oak Winery
Aged in 60% new French Oak for 15 months

Featuring opulent layers of blackberry, bing cherry and juicy red fruit character that unfold with complex nuances of violet and mocha. Ample, mature tannins provide firm structure and rich texture for the mouth filling flavors. is rich, generous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now.

About the winery
Our wines are made to showcase the complexity of flavor, diversity of terroir, and distinct characteristics of California’s appellations and wine regions. Our proprietor and vintner Trevor Sheehan started his journey to create a top wine collection when he became a winemaker 10 years ago. His first wines were eight barrels of Chardonnay from the Beckstoffer Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. Trevor carefully defined his own wine making style over the years drawing inspiration from fellow winemakers such as Nils Venge and Henri Jayer.

Bound Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon





Exciting new 2020 Cabernet
from Alexander Valley!
and only $19.99

2020 Bound Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$19.99
Aged in 75% French Oak and 25% American Oak for 10 months
Bound Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium body Cabernet with great fruit flavors and smooth structured tannins. It has aromas of black cherry, Cassis berries, plum, slight blueberry, vanilla, oak and chocolate. It is a fruit forward wine with lush flavors, nice balance and a long silky finish.


Templeton Rye Barrel Strength 2022



SOLD OUT NOW
Very limited 10 Year Old Single Barrel
Templeton Rye 10 Year Old Single Barrel...$84.99

104 proof
Aged a full decade in charred new American oak, Templeton 10 year rye is bottled from a hand-selected single barrel.

Templeton Rye Barrel Strength 2022....$59.99
Compare to $63.99 at Total Wine and More

57.3% ABV
2022 Limited Edition - Barrel Strength
Templeton Rye Barrel Strength is both complex and intriguing and represents the expression in its purest form. This exquisite whiskey is a fitting tribute and salute to the town of Templeton – a small town with a strong spirit.
Natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.3% ABV, this special addition to the Templeton Rye portfolio is a barrel strength edition matured and aged to perfection in flame charred American oak barrels bursting with rye spice and black pepper giving way to summer fruits, butterscotch and oak. Complex notes of orchard fruits deliver a delicate warmth with a lingering finish dovetailing beautifully with a velvety character that balances its considerable strength.

Chateau Pave Macquin St. Emilion

A great Bordeaux - ready to drink now!!!



2009 Chateau Pave Macquin St. Emilion...$173.99
This is a "wow" wine, with a stunning display of plum, blackberry and raspberry confiture aromas and flavors, allied to a dense but very velvety structure. Licorice, violet and plum cake notes fill in the background. Everything carries through the long, lush finish until the fine chalky minerality finally appears, adding remarkable finesse to this otherwise explosive display. Hard not to drink now, but this will cruise in the cellar.—Non-blind Pavie Macquin vertical (December 2014). Drink now through 2030. 3,750 cases made.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Specatator
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pavie Macquin leaps from the glass with gregarious Chinese five spice, prunes, baked blackberries and hoisin notes with hints of licorice and chargrill. The full-bodied palate is quite mature with a plush, velvety texture and loads of baked berry and exotic spice layers, finishing long and perfumed. Drink 2019-2034
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate


A little about Viognier



Grape: Viognier
This grape was made famous in the Northern end of France’s Rhone River Valley, specifically the appellations of Condrieu and Cote Rotie, the amazing Viognier grape produces wines with great aromatics and intense flavors. Viognier is difficult to grow and has a relatively small yield, hence the reason you do not see too much produced. As late as 1960 just 40 acres of Viognier vines were planted in the entire world, that production has since grown. It is the only grape allowed to be grown in Condrieu. The famous Cote Rotie wines of the Northern Rhone produced from mostly Syrah are allowed to have up to 20% Viognier added to them, but most only use about 5%. Viognier adds to the amazing nose on Cote Rotie.





2019 Saint Cosme Condrieu...$86.99
  • 100% Viognier
  • Only 300 cases made
  • Only 120 cases made it to the U.S.
Swirls of fresh white peach and melon juxtapose toasted notes of biscotti and charred vanilla bean in this lavish Viognier. It's an opulent dry white with a satisfying heft on the palate, edged by swathes of mint and a perfumed, blossomy finish. Stunning young, the wine should gain savory depth from 2030.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
This is densely packed, with rich white apricot and nectarine flavors laced with additional mirabelle, verbena and quince accents. There's enough underlying juicy energy for balance, with a long, lingering green plum accent adding nice lift. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made, 120 cases imported
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Classic peach, tangerine, and honeyed flower notes emerge from the 2019 Condrieu and it’s smoking good on the palate, showing medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, supple texture, and notable purity of fruit. Readers looking for a textbook Condrieu can't go wrong with this. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Honeyed aromas of super ripe fruit lead the way in Saint Cosme's 2019 Condrieu. Mango and apricot lead the way although the wine does retain a minor floral component and hints of peppery, aniseed-like spice. It's full-bodied, round and mouthfilling, yet avoids any sense of oiliness or heaviness—no small feat in a white wine that's labeled at 15% abv. Still, I'd drink this vintage young.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate





2020 Medimer Viognier...$13.99
  • 100% Viogner
  • Rare bargain Viognier
It is hard to find a great inexpensive Viognier, so we are very excited to find this one, gorgeous nose of peaches and apricots. I has flavors of tangerine, almonds and a hint of ginger with depth and weight. Perfect for an aperitif wine and and also with seafood or spicy foods. . Early morning picking and cold temperature fermentation to preserve freshness. The lees are stirred post-fermentation to add volume to the wine and balance the fruit.


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Tasting today!

Join us SATURDAY August 6th from 11-2pm
at ALL 5 Locations for a special open house wine tasting

We will pour these three wines...


2018 Hierogram Chardonnay...$13.99 / 750ml
This creamy Chardonnay offers notes of white flowers, ripe red pear, grapefruit, baked apples, buttered popcorn with a beautiful toasted oak finish.
50% French Oak, aged for 8 months

2018 Hierogram Zinfandel...$13.99 / 750ml
Solidly built and fruity without seeming sweet, this full-bodied wine combines concentrated flavors with a firm structure of fine-grained tannins and supportive acidity. Light oak touches add interest, but the wine's power and appeal come from bold varietal-fruit flavors.
60% New American Oak, aged for 15 month.


2018 Coppola Claret...$9.99 / 750ml
Compare to $13.99 at Total Wine and More
Since its inception, Claret has been the crown jewel of the Diamond Collection. Crafted as a Bordeaux-style blend, this year’s wine reflects a diversity of vineyards whose soils contribute to the wine's complexity.
Dark and luscious, the 2018 Diamond Collection Claret delivers rich extraction, fragrant aromas of anise and caramel notes. Supple tannins, with flavors of blueberry, roasted coffee, mocha, black currants, and light tobacco, and sophisticated character. The palate is enhanced by a full body and long finish.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 1% Petite Sirah

Friday, August 5, 2022

2019 Arista Chardonnay




2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay UV El Diablo Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay UV El Diablo Vineyard is flush with fresh green apple fruit, Meyer lemon, dusty earth, and flinty reduction. Full-bodied and rich with texture, the palate is ripe with pineapple candy, vanillin, and baking spice. This was a solid wine to start the flight. Drink over the next 15 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard is pretty, with concentrated aromatics of lime, pear, and wet stone. The palate has more tension and fresh acidity, with a touch of astringency. There is more citrus toned on the palate, with lemon zest and saline minerality. Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is savory with fresh pine, lemon, and crushed stone. Its great concentration and full-bodied richness give way to a stony finish with notes of orange oil, pineapple, and spice. Drink it over the next 15 or more years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager



Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Oktoberfest is a fall seasonal beer by design: a slow-fermented, relatively strong amber lager brewed and cellared each year in advance of the world's biggest beer festival. In true form, we brew ours annually for our big anniversary party. Though our turnout is a bit smaller than the Munich Oktoberfest (6 million people!), this remains our fastest selling beer. Brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot with authentically German barley malt, hops, and yeast. Clean and classic. Rich malts but not too sweet, grainy, a little nutty and toasty, balanced bitterness from flowery German hops. Only six breweries are allowed to supply the Oktoberfest München. The organizers approached us this year about becoming #7, but we turned them down because we're saving the rest for you (well, that very last part is true, so come and get it!)
​FOR THE CURIOUS:
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 23
COLOUR: clear deep orange amber with firm off-white foam
BJCP STYLE: 6A. European Amber Lager: Oktoberfest/Märzen
INGREDIENTS: German Pilsener and aromatic malts. German bittering and aroma hops. German lager yeast. South St. Louis City water and labor.

Beautiful New Cheese from the Swiss Alps!


Hornbacher Alpine Cheese...$29.99 / per lb.
HORNBACHER:
“the baked potato cheese”
handcrafted and aged by two times World Cheese Champion
RAW INGREDIENTS:
fresh rich raw milk from happy cows left to graze naturally
FAT CONTENT: 50 % FDM
WEIGHT PER WHEEL:
approx. 6 kg (12 lb)
AGE:
12 months
TASTE:
reminiscent of a “baked potato” rind with notes of roasted nuts, umami, caramel and onions
TEXTURE:
creamy, slightly crumbly
CRYSTALS:
yes
BRAND:

affinage & selection
COME AND ASK FOR A TASTE AT OUR FORSYTH LOCATION!

Forsyth location flights!


TWO FLIGHTS THIS WEEKEND!
At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday (Aug 5th & 6th) - Forsyth location only

Flight One

Japanese Whisky flight
Three ¾ ounce drams for $15
  • Ichiro Malt & Grain Whisky 46.5% abv
  • Nikka Whisky From the Barrel 51.5% abv
  • Ohishi Whisky Sakura Cask Finish 43.6 abv
Flight Two
TWCP TCB (Taking Care of Bottles)
Taste these Wine and Cheese Place barrel picks before they are drained
Three ¾ ounce drams for $8 (yes, 8 bucks!)
  • Larceny Straight Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel 92 proof
  • Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel 110 Proof
  • 1792 Straight Bourbon “Full Proof” TWCP Single Barrel 125 proof

Compass Box Tasting


Compass Box Tasting
Tonight Friday, August 5th
at our New Ballas location in Creve Coeur.
we will be sampling out three Compass Box products from 4pm- 6pm!

The Blends:
  • Orchard House (Blended Malt) - $45.99
  • TWCP Artists Blend (Malt & Grain) - $49.99
  • Hedonism (Blended Grain) - $106.99
The bottles are available to buy online too

Hiatus Tequila

Tequila Tasting - Forsyth location
with Paul Duffy of Hiatus Tequila

Saturday August 6th from 12 to 2pm
Open House tasting at the Infamous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton on Forsyth

We will be tasting
  • Hiatus Blanco Tequila
  • Hiatus Reposado Tequila
  • Hiatus Anejo Tequila
This 3rd generation distillery has been making award-winning tequila for more than 50 years. Using traditional methods combined with modern technology, the distillery produces authentic, artisanal tequila, while minimizing its environmental impact. Located on the outskirts of the town of Tequila, La Cofradía sits on the edge of an extinct volcano whose porous foundation acts as a natural filter for the spring water used to make Hiatus. The grounds teem with blue agave plants, decades-old mango trees, native cactus, and desert flowers. Come taste for yourself!

Cannot make the tasting - order some bottles online now!

Hiatus Tequila Blanco...$44.99
Blanco: Flawlessly clear in the glass, our Blanco is bursting with aromas of roasted agave, fresh-cut grass, and tropical fruit. On the palate, it’s clean and complex with a luxurious mouthfeel, ideal for sipping neat or in a craft cocktail.

Hiatus Tequila Reposado...$51.99
Our Reposado is rested 6 months in recycled American whiskey barrels, giving it a pale straw hue. Caramelized agave, roasted red pepper, and cinnamon notes give way to hazelnut and vanilla. Silky with a touch of sweetness, enjoy it on its own or in a premium cocktail.

Hiatus Tequila Anejo...$63.99
Aged for a full year in recycled American oak, our Añejo pours a lush honey color. It opens with tantalizing aromas of dried herbs and candied fruit followed by hints of baking spices, cocoa, and toasted oak. Sip it after dinner or try it in a rich dessert cocktail.

Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados tasting


Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados tasting
With Steffen Spinks of Heavenly Spirits
TONIGHT! Friday, August 5th from 4:30 to 6pm
Forsyth location

Open House tasting at the Infamous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton

We’re pouring great French brandies on Friday night with our friend, Steffen Spinks from importer Heavenly Spirits. He’ll be here to guide you through three distinctive brandy producing regions and answer any questions about brandy in general.

Here’s the lineup
Claque-Pepin Calvados Fine...$29.99 / 750ml
Rated 92 points. "Bright, fresh aromas suggest apple and apricot. The soft, spiced palate shows stone fruit and coconut drizzled with honey, finishing with a baking spice exhale." (Wine Enthusiast 2021)

Calvados Chauffe Coeur VSOP…$39.99/750ml
6 yrs old:
Origin: According to the original and ancient recipe, the Calvados Chauffe Coeur are a blend of Calvados Appellation (single distillation) and Calvados Pays d’Auge (double distillation).

Monnet Cognac VS...$29.99 / 750ml
Minimum Age : 2 YEARS
Aged in Limousin oak casks. Distillation with lees for more aromatic elegance.

Monnet Cognac VSOP...$49.99 / 750ml
Minimum Age : 4 Years
Fine grain. Aged in Limousin oak casks. Distillation with lees for more aromatic elegance. Aged in our cellars in Jarnac, France.

Delord Bas-Argmanac Napolean...$39.99 / 750ml
Woody nose with hints of “rancio” to come. Discreet aromas of vanilla and fruit are satisfying and smooth. Min. 10 years old…more aging than required by law.

Bas Armagnac Dartigalongue Hors d’Age…$63.99/750ml
Min. 15 years old
Deep amber color, scents of baked apple, butter and black oak. The mouth is vibrant and generous, featuring again the baked apples, the oak and then some toffee and vanilla with some hints of tobacco toward the end. The finish is long, fat and silky.





Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon - MAGNUM BOTTLE!


SUPER SALE!
MAGNUM BOTTLE!
Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 4....$32.99 /1.5 liter
regular price $44.99

More than 40 years after he and his parents founded Caymus Vineyards, Chuck Wagner undertook a new project: creating a Cabernet Sauvignon from a broader stretch of California farmland. He was guided by the memory of enjoying family meals, always accompanied by a good glass of wine. Chuck wanted to create delicious Cabernet that would be more widely accessible, made from places worthy of exploration and discovery.


Great California Chardonnay Sampler!



Great California Chardonnay Sampler!
Get 1 bottle of each of the 6 wines
Regular price for the six below would be $444.94
Special Sampler price = $395 / for the 6 bottles!

(we reserve the right to substitute a wine of equal or greater value in case of out of stocks)

  1. Ridge Chardonnay Estate Chardonnay Monte Bello Vineyard....$66.99
  2. Hartford Court Seascape Chardonnay...$71.99
  3. Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley...$59.99
  4. Arista Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard...$99.99
  5. Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay Napa Valley...$51.99
  6. Double Zero 00 EGW Willamette Chardonnay...$93.99

More info about the wines and if you would like to order them individually

2019 Ridge Chardonnay Estate Chardonnay Monte Bello Vineyard....$66.99
Coming from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2019 Chardonnay Estate offers a beautiful sense of reduction and minerality in its stone fruits, toasted brioche, and crushed stone-like aromas and flavors. A kiss of green almonds and salinity emerges with time in the glass, and this is a beautiful, classic Chardonnay from this team that will evolve gracefully for a good 20 years or more.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 Wine & Spirits
Rated 94/100 James Suckling


2018 Hartford Court Seascape Chardonnay...$71.99
It needs a little coaxing to reveal restrained notes of lemon meringue pie, lime leaves, struck flint and wet pebbles with touches of coriander seed, orange blossoms and yuzu zest. Medium-bodied, the palate is very crisp, intense and pure with loads of citrus and stone-inspired flavors, finishing very long and zesty. This tight-knit beauty is going to be incredible in another year or two and will drink well for at least 10+ years. only 270 cases were made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate


2019 Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley...$59.99
Coombsville vineyards protected by the hills east of downtown Napa are home to this Chardonnay. They’re as cool as Carneros but less windy, with deeper soils of gravel and volcanic ash, and their influence on this dignified white shows in its complex persona. A fine balance of stone fruit, acid structure, and zingy citrus creates a tangible yet delicate mouthfeel. Honeysuckle and gardenia offer significant floral tones.
Rated 95/100 Tasting Panel
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Arista Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard...$99.99
Powerfully structured, with an unctuous mix of white fruit and cooking spice flavors. Hints of roasted fennel midpalate lead to a sculpted finish that shows plenty of toasty accents. Drink now through 2027. 600 cases made.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay Napa Valley...$51.99
Light straw color with a green hue. The nose opens with iodine notes followed by ripe citrus peel and white flowers aromatics. The palate is fresh and direct, while the density and volume are supported by bright acidity. Complex and long, the finish is creamy.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2018 Double Zero 00 EGW Willamette Chardonnay...$93.99
“Reminding many of the wines of Coche-Dury.”
      --- Charles Curtis MW, Decanter on the 00 Wines Chardonnays
This shows a very complete and complex style with a spectrum of very pure yellow citrus fruit to peach and pastry, as well as more savory, stony notes. The palate has convincing concentration and a fleshy build that carries ripe peachy flavors, as well as citrus. The oak is so well integrated. Drink over the next six years.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
338 cases produced

Ridge Chardonnay Estate Chardonnay Monte Bello Vineyard


2019 Ridge Chardonnay Estate Chardonnay Monte Bello Vineyard....$66.99
Coming from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2019 Chardonnay Estate offers a beautiful sense of reduction and minerality in its stone fruits, toasted brioche, and crushed stone-like aromas and flavors. A kiss of green almonds and salinity emerges with time in the glass, and this is a beautiful, classic Chardonnay from this team that will evolve gracefully for a good 20 years or more.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 Wine & Spirits
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni

Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley



2019 Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley...$59.99
Coombsville vineyards protected by the hills east of downtown Napa are home to this Chardonnay. They’re as cool as Carneros but less windy, with deeper soils of gravel and volcanic ash, and their influence on this dignified white shows in its complex persona. A fine balance of stone fruit, acid structure, and zingy citrus creates a tangible yet delicate mouthfeel. Honeysuckle and gardenia offer significant floral tones.
Rated 95/100 Tasting Panel
Spicy oak and bright acidity complement each other in this well-made white, which shows strong tones of crisp citrus and green apple. It builds body on the midpalate, with integrated woody notes and lasting richness.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast