2007 Franscican Cabernet Sauvignon....$16.99 net Compare to $28 Suggested retail on Wine Enthusiast
"A terrific wine that proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for a top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet. It’s a deeply flavored, brooding young wine, filled with exciting blackberry, cassis and mineral flavors. Big in tannins, yet with a very refined, classy mouthfeel, it should begin to hit its stride after 2014. " Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast
"You'll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness." -- Founders Brewing
Limited availability at this price -- 2007 Simi Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon....$24.99 Compare to $40 on Simi's website "Deep, dark and nearly opaque with a ruby edge, the 2007 Landslide offers up evocative aromas of chocolate laced with cinnamon, blackberry, plum, black cherry and exotic wood spice. On the palate, a velvety entry is followed by concentrated black cherry and red plum fruit accented with toffee. It finishes with a hint of roasted coffee. Supple tannins add depth and length. This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with filet mignon with Cabernet mushroom sauce or pan-roasted chicken with Swiss chard, pancetta and onions in creamy polenta." -- winery
2007 Chateau Chateau Skulls...$11.99 Compare to $19 on The Wine Advocate
"The 2007 Skulls Red Wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mataro raised in stainless steel. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up an expressive bouquet of garrigue, forest floor, spice box, and cherry. Forward, medium-bodied, and friendly, this savory effort will drink well over the next six years. Chateau Chateau is a label created by importer Dan Philips and marketed under the R Wines umbrella. Its stated purpose is to demonstrate the effects of soil and place on Grenache (and blends) from the best terroirs in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. The Barossa Reserve wines are limited production cuvees, most of them under 150 cases. Each has its own distinctive label representing its place of origin." Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
Amazing label. Do you see the skull? Do you see the tree? Do you see the man? The label is an origianl artwork by István Orosz (b. 24 October 1951; Kecskemét) Hungarian painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animated film director, is known for his mathematically inspired works, impossible objects, optical illusions, double-meaning images and anamorphoses. The geometric art of István Orosz, with forced perspectives and optical illusions, has been compared to works by M. C. Escher." -- Wikipedia Studied at the Hungarian University of Arts and Design (now Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) in Budapest as pupil of István Balogh and Ernő Rubik. After graduating in 1975 he began to deal with theatre as stage designer and animated film as animator and film director. He is known as painter, printmaker, poster designer, and illustrator as well. He likes to use visual paradox, double meaning images and illusionistic approaches while following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and etching. He also tries to renew the technique of anamorphosis." -- Wikipedia
Limited release of this great Chardonnay....from one of the most famous Chardonnay vineyards....
2008 Stonestreet Chardonnay "Upper Barn"...$49.99 "From a vineyard made famous by Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer, the 2008 Chardonnay Upper Barn offers lemon zest, nectarine, honeyed brioche, citrus, and crushed rock-like characteristics in its full-bodied, beautifully textured, pure, dense, complex personality. It should drink well for a decade or more.
These are far and away the most impressive group of Stonestreet Alexander Mountain estate wines I have ever tasted. Kudos to proprietor Jess Jackson and winemakers Graham Weerts and Marcia Monahan for exploiting this high elevation terroir. This has been a work-in-progress for Jackson, and he has finally hit paydirt with the following wines. Readers need to pay close attention as there are some amazing Chardonnays as well as red wines emerging from Stonestreet." Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Rated 94/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
"Matt Holliday knows baseball, winning 4 Silver Slugger awards, 2007 NL batting title and a 4-time All-Star all within his first 7 seasons. Matt also knows kids; he and his wife Leslee have three children of their own, and recognize the constant love and support each child needs to thrive in this world. The Holliday's are proud to provide assistance to children and their families across the St. Louis area through a variety of community based programs and initiatives." -- back wine label
Meet baseball superstar, MATT HOLLIDAY
at The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
Matt Holliday Wine Release Party!
On behalf of Matt and Leslee Holliday, Uncork for a Cause has designed and bottled a Matt Holliday private label wine from Hill Family Estate, Napa, California. Proceeds from Matt Holliday wine support the St. Louis Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and their mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Join the Holliday’s and their guests for a special evening to benefit Make-A-Wish. The evening will feature the first uncorking of Matt’s Napa Valley wine, a variety of wines poured by The Wine & Cheese Place, a selection of hors d’Oeuvres from Mojo Tapas Restaurant and a fantastic silent auction. Matt Holliday wine is the feature of the event, each bottle purchased includes a personalized autograph from Matt, and maybe even a photo with the slugger. Admission is $25, autographed bottles are only $75 each.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Matt, mingle with friends and special guests, and support the children and families of St. Louis through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
$25 includes wine tasting**, a selection of finger foods from Mojo Tapas Restaurant. Each couple are encouraged to purchase a minimum of 1 bottle of Matt Holiday 2007 Napa Valley Red Wine which includes an in-person autograph and personalized inscription for $75.
**We will have a wine tasting featuring the great wines of Beringer, Stags Leap Winery and Sbragia Family Vineyards starting at 6pm. Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee will arrive around 7pm to take pictures and sign autographs on his 2007 Napa Valley wine.
plus there will be an amazing auction of Sports memorabilia for you to bid on if you like..
Scott Spiezio autographed 2006 World Series celebration photo
Autographed 2006 Official World Series baseballs from So Taguchi, Chris Duncan and Scott Spiezio
Albert Pujols 2006 World Series Bobblehead and Official baseball in a display case
Scott Spiezio autographed and inscribed “2006 World Series Champs” game bat, his actual bat straight from the clubhouse
Ryan Ludwick autographed 2009 game used fielding glove
Upper Deck 2006 World Series Champions baseball card collectors set
Waterford Crystal 2006 World Series Champions Commemorative Baseball
Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine autographed pro model bat
Trio of autographed wine bottles from Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Luis Gonzalez
And a selection of additional Cardinals game used items available only at the auction….
2011 Firestone Walker Abacus....$12.99 / 22oz Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.