Saturday, September 2, 2017

Michter's - back in stock and limited

Michter's Single Barrel US*1 Straight Rye....$39.99
Renowned for rye – America’s oldest whiskey variety – since the earliest days of our history, we take the production of Michter’s US1 Rye extremely seriously. Our Michter’s US1 Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to maximize the extraction of flavor from the grain. Ideal neat or in cocktails, every bottle of Michter’s US1 Rye comes from a single barrel – a unique attribute reflecting our extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the absolute highest quality at every level of the Michter’s range.

Michter's Small Batch US*1 Bourbon.....$39.99
Michter’s US1 Bourbon is made from a carefully selected mashbill that features the highest quality American corn. It is then matured to the peak of perfection, with barrels often aging in excess of eight years. Truly “small batch,” each batch of our US1 Bourbon is typically composed of no more than two dozen barrels, leaving no margin for “blending out” imperfection and thus necessitating excellence from every barrel. Reflecting the spirit of the Bluegrass State, Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is nuanced, mellow, and earthy.

Michter's Small Batch US*1 American Whiskey....$39.99
Unlike Bourbon or Rye, which, by definition, must be aged in new oak barrels, our US1 Unblended American Whiskey is aged in a way that utilizes bourbon-soaked barrels to achieve a rich and unique flavor profile. In late 2013, Master Distiller Willie Pratt agreed to re-release our US1 Unblended American Whiskey after a nearly three-year absence from the market, deeming it “just right” and “the best it’s ever been.” Crucially, our US1 Unblended American Whiskey never contains grain neutral spirits – hence its “unblended” distinction.

Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Riserva

2011 Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Riserva....$26.99
Lowest price online is $29.99
The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva is made of the same blend of grapes as the Brolio (80% Sangiovese with 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) except it sees 16 months of barrique and tonneaux instead of nine months for the base Chianti Classico. Barone Ricasoli is one of those estates that can work a hot vintage, and this wine is a case in point. The style is extracted and opulent, but the wine never feels heavy or jammy. Instead, you get pressed rose, dried spice, blue flower and balsam herb.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Talbott Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

2013 Talbott Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard...$23.99
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher!
Compare to $42 at the WineryConcentrated raspberry and brambleberry aromas mix with iron and brown mushrooms on the nose of this wine from a historic vineyard originally planted in 1972. The palate is sanguine with bloody meats and pencil lead, with earthy beet-juice flavors and unrelenting minerality, almost like licking the earth itself.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Astral Tequila Blanco

Astral Tequila Blanco...$29.99
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Compare to $42.99 at Total Wine and More in Brentwood
Founded by Master Sommelier Richard Betts, Astral Tequila is a unique spirit reminiscent of the way tequila was made 150 years ago before it was industrialized. Produced as a celebration of beautiful culture and spirit, Astral was awarded The New York Times’ highest rating, a Double Gold medal from San Francisco World Spirits Competition and named one of the “Top 10 Blanco Tequilas” by Food & Wine magazine.

Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Our Original Pumpkin Ale
A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.

Pale, Munich, Crystal

Lightly bittered with Magnum

Both roasted and raw pumpkin seeds are in the mash, with pumpkin added to the mash, kettle and fermenter.

ABV: 6.7%

Trisaetum Pinot Noir - great prices and scores too

2012 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Coast Range Estate ...$29.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $48.99

The 2012 Pinot Noir Coast Range comes from one of the coolest sites on both volcanic and sedimentary soils. The vines here were planted in 2005. Like the Wichmann, the nose is extremely well defined and pure with perfumed red cherry, cranberry and rose petal scents - perhaps more Burgundy in style, akin to a Vosne or Chambolle-Musigny. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is plenty of flesh and substance here, impressive depth with a caressing texture and richness on the finish. Excellent.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

2012 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Estates Reserve...$49.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $56.99 at Total Wine and More in MO.

The 2012 Pinot Noir Estates Reserve aims to showcase the attributes of all three vineyards and spends 18 months in French barrel, around 30 to 35% new. The nose is intense right from the start: dark cherries, wild strawberry and bergamot at first, hints of briar and fresh mint following behind. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin: dark cherries, black plum, a pinch of white pepper and a slight flintiness toward the finish. This is very nicely focused with just a touch of piquancy on the finish. Give it another 12-18 months in bottle and you will have a seriously fine Oregon Pinot Noir. Bravo.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

Growler board at Forsyth

New to the growler station
Evil Twin Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
Evil Twin Brewing in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co. Ale with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and habanero peppers added.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Great buy on Puligny Montrachet

2013 Drouhin Puligny Montrachet...$41.99

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $58.95
Wonderful creamy texture with ripe apple and pineapple character. Hints of vanilla too. Full body, very pretty length and beauty. Puligny is excellent in 2013. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Chamisal Pinot Noir Edna Valley Estate

2012 Chamisal Pinot Noir Edna Valley Estate....$19.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.95
Wildly expressive aromas include maple syrup-laced chamomile tea, root beer extract, wild raspberry and menthol. The palate continues the excellent array: red fruits with oregano, thyme, even basil, some sanguine flavors, some coffee. It would be a perfect companion to roasted pork or turkey, or anything that needs some extra spice.
Rated 93/100 Wine Enthusiast

Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

93 Point Gigondas

2012 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas....$19.99
Next Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $28.99

Highly Recommended
A lush, alluring style, with plush fig paste, blackberry and boysenberry coulis flavors that glide along, studded with notes of dried star anise, Christmas pudding and raspberry ganache. The seamless, lengthy finish lets a black tea accent linger gently. Very suave. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases imported.–JM
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

Bergstrom Silice Pinot Noir - great price, great score!

20% lower than the next store online!
2013 Bergstrom Silice Pinot Noir....$39.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $49.99

Intensely fragrant from the moment the cork is pulled, this exceptional wine (formerly bottled as de Lancellotti vineyard) bursts out of the glass with sweet baking spices, sandalwood and tart red fruits. The structure and balance, along with its impressive concentration and length, mark this as a wine to cellar. Drink now through 2030.
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast

Firestone Walker Sour Opal

Very limited!
1 per person at Forsyth right now while it lasts.
No reservations!
Ask at the register.

Firestone Walker Sour Opal....$11.99 / 375ml
We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.

Deanston 12 Year Old Un-Chill Filtered Single Malt "Airplane bottle"

Deanston 12 Year Old Un-Chill Filtered Single Malt...$3.99 / 50ml
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $4.99

Great price on this 50ml bottle!
12 Year Old Single Malt!

Ballechin Heavily Peated Single Malt Whisky 10 year Old

We bought the last 5 cases at a great price!
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $69.98
Yes, we are $20 a BOTTLE cheaper than the next competition!

Ballechin Heavily Peated Single Malt Whisky 10 year Old...$49.99
Mostly aged in ex Bourbon Casks with some ex Oloroso Sherry casks.
Peat level of 50ppm

Urban Chestnut Kudamm Berliner Weisse

Back and fresh!
Urban Chestnut Kudamm Berliner Weisse...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS

Drink it ‘straight’ to appreciate the light tartness…Or repeat these words “Ich bin ein Berliner” and add a bit of elderflower, blackberry, or plum syrup just as they do along Kurfürstendamm.

Rare Chateauneuf du Pape

In stock now - email
or call 314.727.8788
2015 Clos St Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V.... $46.99 / 750ml
2015 Clos St Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V.... $99.99 / 1.5ltr
The 2015 reds from these two brothers are some of the gems in the vintage. Similar to the classic cuvée, except with another level of concentration and elegance, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes sports a deep ruby/purple color to go with classic, Provençal notes of black cherries, cured meats, toasted spice and garrigue. Full-bodied, elegant, seamless, yet stacked and pleasure bent, it will shine from the get go and cruise for a decade or more.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate

Super Rare Clos St Jean Magnums
2015 Clos St Jean CDP La Combe Fous....$224.99 / 1.5ltr
(2 Magnums Available)
The 2015 reds from these two brothers are some of the gems in the vintage. The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous is another sensational wine. Full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and yet with the ever present elegance and finesse this cuvée always possesses, it offers layers of black raspberries, crème de cassis, white flowers, licorice and cured meat-like aromas and flavors. It will certainly be one of the top handful of wines in the vintage.
Rated 94-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Clos St Jean CDP Duex Ex Machina
....$224.99 / 1.5ltr
(2 Magnums Available)
Deeper, more masculine, graphite-laced and structured, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Deux Ex Machina (60/40 Grenache and Mourvèdre) always shows a huge, meaty, roasted herb, kirsch and darker fruit profile. Like the other 2015s here, it shines for its purity, but this is a big, mouth-filling and unctuous beauty that’s both a hedonistic and intellectual turn on.
Rated 95-98/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Clos St Jean CDP Sanctus Sanctorum....$459.99 / 1.5ltr
(1 Magnum available)
More upfront, decadent and unctuous, I suspect the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum (Magnum Only) will be a candidate for perfection once bottled. Made from a single parcel of old vine Grenache planted on the famed la Crau lieu-dit, this heavenly beauty is loaded with notions of blueberries, Provençal spices, crushed flowers, black raspberries and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, layered, already sexy and textured, with building, sweet tannin, if this doesn’t make your eyes roll back in your head, I don’t know what will.
Rated 95-98/100 The Wine Advocate

Dom Perignon P2 Rose

Only 7 bottle available
1995 Dom Perignon P2 ROSE....$629.99 

We are the lowest price in the country!
The P2 non-rose Brut we had in the fall was rare, the rose is even more rare!
Yes, it has spent 18 years on the lees before bottling  
Packaged in a brushed aluminum box.   
The just-released 1995 Dom Pérignon Rosé P2 is stunning. Young, delicate and vibrant in the glass, the 1995 has it all; expressive aromatics, crystalline fruit and fabulous overall balance. Cranberry, mint, hard candy, cinnamon and dried rose petals are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 1995 P2 is sweet and layered, but with lovely veins of chalky minerality that give the wine its sense of energy. A delicate, floral finish rounds things out nicely.
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

What is Dom Perignon "P2" - click here to read the story by Forbes

Here are some highlights....

After frequent taste tests and analysis of older vintages held in the company’s library, going back to the very first one (1921), the current Chef du Cave since 1990, Richard Geoffrey, and his predecessors and colleagues, have made an interesting discovery. As it rest on the lees in the cellar, it does not improve steadily as might institutively be expected and as many wines do. Instead it remains relatively flat for years at a time and then when nature has had her ways, makes a quantum leap to a new quality plateau, where it again remains flat in terms of improvement for many years. Internally, the staff at Dom Perignon refers to these leaps as “plentitudes,” and have concluded that they occur just three times. The first plentitude takes about 7-9 years and results in the Dom Perignon most of the world knows, having made its first big improvement. The second happens after another 10 years or so, the third in another 10 years or so (these times are very subject to nature). After the third, there are no more leaps but rather a slow and steady improvement, at least up to the nearly 100 year point they are still trying. Dom Perignon that is not resting on its lees never experiences the second or third plentitude.

Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher as of this posting
Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky....$29.99
Unapologetically bold, smoky, and undeniably Orcadian, this single malt bears the soul of our Viking ancestors, and the name of just one our founder, Magnus Eunson.  Enjoy a whisky crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings.

Calumet Single Rack Black Bourbon Whiskey 10 Year Old

More in stock now - no limit!
Calumet Single Rack Black Bourbon Whiskey 10 Year Old...$47.99
92 proof
19 barrels
A new limited release form Calumet Farms
Aged to perfection for over 10 years on a single rack in the rick house. Calumet Farm Single Rack Black is bottles form center cut hand selected barrels to craft this luxurious Kentucky Bourbon

2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bonnie Jean

20% cheaper than the next person online!
2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bonnie Jean....$44.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $55.98
Deceptively light in color, yet aromatically rich, this sends up a lush mix of berries, spices, chocolate and pastry notes. It's youthful and vibrant, with clean, bright, tangy fruit that has the balance and power for excellent development in the bottle. Drink now through 2025.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Light and zingy, with a refreshing tang to the raspberry, chocolate and floral flavors as they zip through a long, lively finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,377 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2014 Pinot Noir Bonnie Jean Vineyard, from vines on a former cherry orchard planted in 2006 and 2012, has a pleasant, chocolate-tinged bouquet with fine definition, the fruit here a little darker than some of Ken Wright's other 2014 vineyard offerings. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and soy tinged fruit, fine tannins, nicely composed with commendable persistence on the tart finish. It will drink well for 12-15 years.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Urban Chestnut Brewing Urban Underdog Lager

Amazing intro price ---- check it out!!!
We will not be able to keep this price forever!
Urban Chestnut Brewing 
Urban Underdog American Lager...$12.99 / 8pk 16oz cans
St. Louis’ unexpected American Lager…Prost!
HOPS: Hersbrucker, Mittelfruh, Cascade, Willamette
MALTS: Pilsner, Caramel, Corn

Lafite Le Dix de Los Vascos - great sale!

Huge Sale!!
Wine from Lafite! Barons de Rothschild!
Next lowest price online is $47.49
2011 Lafite Le Dix de Los Vascos.....$26.99
The 2011 Le Dix Cabernet Sauvignon is a textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, very classical, with the typical descriptors of the variety framed by some oak and a medium-bodied palate, perhaps lacking a bit in the mid-palate a little austere, but with good balance and acidity to evolve nicely in the bottle. Drink now-2020.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Whiskey

Super Special!
Was $43.99!
Even at $43.99 we were the lowest price on Wine-Searcher in the Country! (average price on on Wine-Searcher is $61)
Now we are only $24.99 for 750ml! 
(that is how much a 375ml sold for)

New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Whiskey....$24.99 / 750ml 
Zeppelin Bend is a culmination of New Holland’s brewing roots and a growing passion for distilling. A straight-malt whiskey, it begins with a brewer’s mash coaxing sugars from malted barley into a liquid wash. This wash is twice distilled and aged in new American oak with a heavy char. Notes of vanilla and clove arise from the slightly caramelized spirit leading to a classic American-oak finish.

Oud Beersel Framboise Lambic

Super Special!
Oud Beersel Framboise Lambic...$5.99 / 375ml

Was $9.99
Distributor wanted to move the rest, best by date of 10/25/2018

From Brouwerij Oud Beersel is a classic among Belgian beers. Created by adding whole fresh raspberries to young lambic, which provides both seasoning and sparks another fermentation resulting in a product of great complexity. It has the acidity of champagne, the bouquet and delicate flavor of raspberries, and balance of almondy dryness. Oud Beersel Framboise is the missing link between beer and wine.
Beer Style:..... Traditional Belgian Fruit Lambic Ale
Alcohol by Volume:..... 5%
Characteristics:..... Traditional framboise, wonderful as aperitif, improving for at least two years in the cellar
Ingredients:..... Raw wheat, malt, hops (2-3 years old), fresh raspberries (250g/L)

Stone Fruitallica Double IPA

Stone Fruitallica Double IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
A tropical double IPA with a death metal kick to the codpiece
8% ABV
IBUs: 80
  • Beavertown Brewery
  • Garage Project
  • Stone Brewing

Glorious-crank-it-to-‘11’-cacophony is what happens when intense tropical fruit gets a flashpot addition of pyrotechnic heat from habanero. The result is a literal world tour, as three globe-trotting breweries collaborated on this immensely thunderous soundstorm of a beer.

Masters of brewing Beavertown (UK) and Garage Project (New Zealand) worked with us in San Diego to brew this double IPA with a power trio of kiwi, yuzu and habanero. Yuzu and habanero, sure, but who knew kiwi fruit could be so metal. Add in a colossal hop character to ride the lightning of the subtle but fiery heat. Hops, fruit, heat…And Juiciness For All.

Call up your mosh mates, crank up the tunes, throw this beer in the fridge and chill ‘em all.

Avery Nuttiest Professor Barrel Aged Imperial Peanut Stout

Back in stock

Avery Nuttiest Professor....$11.99 / 12oz
Barrel Aged Imperial Peanut Stout

4 Hands Lemon Gose!!

4 Hands Preserved Lemon Gose...$6.49 / 22oz
Preserved Lemon Gose was brewed in collaboration with Chef Josh Eans and Prairie Birthday Farm. This tart wheat beer is our take on traditionally preserved lemons. Brewed with sea salt, lemon verbana, lemon basil, and lemon zest, this Gose pours straw in color with a light, citrusy aroma and a crisp, tart finish.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

2014 Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate...$57.99
One of the many highlights in this range, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is terrific. The effects of the drought and resulting heat stress come through in the wine's structural feel and bold, incisive flavors. Even with all of its intensity, the 2014 has a certain silkiness in its tannins that makes it approachable today. Of course, the 2014 will be even better in another few years, but opening a bottle on the early side is not a crime. The 2014 spent 27 months in French oak. Readers who are looking for a more affordable alternative to Ridge's iconic Monte Bello should consider the 2014 Estate. Look for the Estate to be a real overachiever in 2014 as well as one of the best - possibly the best - California Cabernet in its price range.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media