Saturday, April 20, 2019

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Raspberry Hibiscus

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Raspberry Hibiscus...$15.99 / 4pk

also sold as singlesBourbon Barrel Aged stout with Raspberry and Hibiscus

2016 Clos Erasmus

An Epic Pair from Clos Eramus:

2016 Clos I Terraces Clos Erasmus....$173.99
(We scored 21 bottles, but only 6 left already)
Not far off the magical 2013, the 2016 Clos Erasmus shows the purity and freshness of the vintage yet backs it up with rock star depth of fruit and richness. A huge nose of blueberries, crème de cassis, blood orange, and violets give way to a full-bodied Priorat that has flawless balance and purity, a stacked mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. This is pure, elegant, yet powerful Priorat at its finest. The 2016 is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah that spent 18 months in 40% new oak. Give bottles 2-3 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 15-20 years.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96-99/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel....$53.99
The 2016 Laurel is sensational stuff and, in truth, matches several older vintages of the grand vin in quality. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in a mix of oak, concrete, and amphora, this deep purple-colored beauty offers up a fresh, vibrant bouquet of blueberries, crisp plums, violets, and spring flowers. Possessing full-bodied richness, beautiful depth of fruit and richness, and a fresh, elegant style, it’s a brilliant wine that’s going to evolve gracefully for 10-15 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Friday, April 19, 2019

Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1

Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1 Single Malt Scotch...$399.99 
  • Aged 26 Years
A cryptic composition of casks, the legendary Bruichladdich Black Art reaches its sixth edition. This unpeated single malt has undergone a parallel journey with our head distiller, Adam. Having worked closely with these casks in his early days in the warehouses, under the guidance of then Master Distiller Jim McEwan, Adam has had the honour of learning and developing alongside this spirit. The substantial task of hand-selecting and blending our very best spirit now falls to him alone.


– Sixth in limited edition series
– Adam’s second Black Art release
– Vintage 1990
– 26 years old
– Unpeated Islay single malt Scotch whisky
– Cask type – only Adam knows
– Cask strength of 46.9%
– 18,000 individually numbered bottles
– Matured entirely on Islay
– Non-chill filtered and colouring free

Boston Post Dairy Tres Bonne Cheese

In stock at all four locations, come in for a sample
Family run farm in Vermont
Boston Post Dairy Tres Bonne Cheese
Trés Bonne, (French for very good) ACS Award Winning goat milk cheese. Aged 2 - 5 months. Fresh, mild, nutty flavor, which makes it a favorite with kids. Made with pasteurized goat milk.
Awards: American Cheese Society Awards: 2012- 3rd place, 2013- 2nd place, 2014- 1st place, 2016- 1st place
Eastern States Big E competition: 2013- Gold, 2015- Gold
ADGA competition- 2014 Bronze
2016 World Championship 3rd Place
​2018 World Championship 2nd Place

Boston Post Dairy Tres Bonne RESERVE Cheese
Tres Bonne Reserve / World Championship Winner
2018 2nd place World Championship Competition Winner!!
Our Tres Bonne Reserve is a washed curd style cheese made with pasteurized goat milk. It is loaded with flavor notes, has a nutty bite and is aged 1 year.

Cheese with Morel mushrooms

In stock at all four locations
Shepherd's Way Farms Morcella Cheese
From Minnesota
Morcella is a seasonal, soft-ripened sheep milk cheese with local morel mushrooms. Made in small batches with only spring and summer milk, Morcella is a creamy, earthy cheese with a mottled bloomy rind. Like the morel mushrooms it is named for, Morcella is only around for a limited time

2019 Firestone Walker Parabola Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

No longer online - a few bottles left at Forsyth an a few at New Ballas.  No more reservations.

1 per person today
2019 Firestone Walker Parabola Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout...$8.99 / 12oz bottle
Parabola is a beer of darkness and immensity, a barrel-­aged beast that is routinely ranked as one of the top beers in the world. This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in Heaven Hill barrels, developing flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Parabola bares its teeth with its impenetrable black hue and soaring alcohol, yet its bite remains refined with a silky, balanced finish.

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon with SOCKS

In stock at Forsyth now.
Plan ahead for Mother's Day and Father's Day!
I am sure these will be gone by then!
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon with SOCKS...$27.99
We got another load with a pair of socks attached to each bottle!

Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished

Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished...$52.99

This fourth expression in the Noble Collection showcases our Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky, the standard of excellence of Canadian whisky, finished in new French Oak casks. The result is a captivating new character that is still unmistakably Crown Royal.

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forysth --
4pm-6pm tonight! April 19th

  • Rockwell Brewing Sven Kolsch
  • Rockwell Brewing Bizness Ethics
  • 2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout
  • Boulevard Fling Mai Tai
  • Boulevard Fling Cucumber Lime Gin and Tonic

Plus a bonus!
Narrow Gauge Zavtrak - to taste
Imperial stout with coffee, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, maple syrup and cinnamon.
We have 1 bottle for tasting only.  None for sale
It will be open at 4pm until it is gone!

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose...$8.49 / 6pk cans
Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose...$16.99 / 15 pack cans

ABV: 4.6%
Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.
Green Zebra was initially released as our Artist Series beer in 2017.

Kung Fu Riesling Washington State

A great dry Riesling!
Perfect for Easter Brunch!
2017 Kung Fu Riesling Washington State...$10.99
In-your-face flavor. You can’t escape the aromas of apricot, white peach, honeysuckle, and wisteria that fill your senses. Fresh minerality and laser focus take the palate to exhilarating heights that only the Girl can do. That’s Kung Fu.
It takes an unconventional winemaker to make a totally unexpected dry Riesling. One night, Charles was eating Chinese takeout and watching a fight scene in a notorious martial arts film when he had an idea: a killer white wine made to be paired with Asian food. Just like that, Kung Fu Girl was born. And it’s been kicking ass and taking names ever since.

WRC - Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey

WRC Emails sent out on this one today!
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Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey
Notes of gardenia, banana bread, toasty sourdough bread crust, and red apple on the nose. The taste is of graham crackers, citrus, toffee, and muted sweet cinnamon spice, balanced with white grape notes, and a hint of cayenne on the finish.

2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA

On sale! Easter Special!
Get some BIG HOP for Easter and the Easter Bunny!
Reg.  $10.99

2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
4.9% ABV
We like drinking, but big beers can be overwhelming. We made Little Big Hop to provide a punch of hop aroma and flavor without killing your taste buds. This beer is stupid good -- Steve Crider

Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas

2015 Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas....$13.99
Another project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, the 2015 Solanera Vinas Viejas is fresh and lively, with ripe, sexy notes of blueberry and blackberry fruits intermixed with more subtle notes of violets, graphite and white pepper. Possessing full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, and gorgeous purity of fruit, it’s another terrific vintage for this cuvée that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years. The blend is 2014 is 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Garnacha, all aged 10 months in 80% French and 20% American oak.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only keeps the "viñas viejas" moniker. In this wine, from the joint venture with U.S. importer Eric Solomon that started in 1999, they used part of full clusters and sourced the grapes from Casa Marta, a nine-hectare, head-pruned, dry-farmed plot on very stony soils in the north of Yecla at the foot of the Mount Arabí. It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. This is the vintage of the big change in this wine, where, as with the majority of its siblings, there is better balance and more integrated oak, more freshness and better balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. This is my favorite Solanera to date. 60,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bastide Miraflors Cotes du Roussillon

2016 Bastide Miraflors Cotes du Roussillon...$13.99
A wine that almost always over-delivers, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is, I suspect, the finest vintage for this cuvée to date (it’s in the same league as the off-the-charts 2015). A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Lesquerde and Saint Martin de Fenouillet (both in the northern part of the Roussillon), aged all in older barrels and concrete tanks, it boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate. Possessing a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and sensational purity, it’s another one of those values that almost seems too good to be true. Drink it any time over the coming 3-4 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA

In stock at Forsyth
Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA...$9.49 / 6pk cans
Mighty hop character and just 95 calories … that can’t be possible. Oh, but it is! After a year of R&D and months of fine-tuning what seemed to be unimaginable, Slightly Mighty is finally here! This true indie craft beer has all the character of a world class IPA, but with only 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12oz serving. Seriously.

But how? Digging deep into our culinary roots, we found our answer in an ancient Chinese delicacy - monk fruit. Sweeter than sugar per ounce, monk fruit amplifies the body and complexity of the beer, yet contains no calories. Whereas most IPAs start with a formidable malt bill to balance hoppy bitterness with malty sweetness, Slightly Mighty goes about it a different way – all through the magic of monk fruit. Most light beers are watery and lack body, but with Slightly Mighty, the monk fruit essentially acts as the beer’s skeleton, on which mighty hop muscle and flavor can be built. It allows us to reduce the malt bill and avoid any unnecessary unfermentable sugars, and consequently deliver a beer that is lower in calories and carbs, and perfectly balanced.

The result is a hazy gold lo-cal IPA that throws tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, all while delivering an aromatic hoppiness that makes it oh-so drinkable. Brewed with ‘lo-cal’ly grown malted barley, Slightly Mighty is dynamic and crisp with a refreshing hop profile.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Superstars!
“Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today”-Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition...$42.99
Loaded with scents of roses and exotic spices, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a super entry-level effort. It's 85% Grenache aged in concrete, with the balance Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah that's aged in demi-muids. Full-bodied, velvety and long, it delivers opulent black raspberry fruit framed by silky tannins.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier...$69.99
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier boasts enchanting floral aromas, intoxicating raspberry and cherry fruit and enthralling hints of Swiss cocoa. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it nevertheless comes across as fresh and nearly weightless. The use of stems (the wine is all whole bunches) and an elevated proportion of Cinsault has certainly contributed to this wine's soaring aromas and sense of freshness. It's a fascinating wine.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis....$79.99
A spitting image of the heavenly 2007, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis is a huge, opulent Grenache that delivers everything you could want from this variety. Layers of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, licorice, and herbes de Provence just cascade over the palate. This literal bomb of a wine is full-bodied, concentrated, and layered, yet like all truly great wines, it remains pure, balanced and graceful, with no sense of heaviness. It will most likely merit a triple-digit score in another 2-3 years and will keep for another 10-15 years, but why wait?
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Four Graces Pinot Noir.....93 points!

2017 Four Graces Pinot Noir....$19.98
Graceful and sleekly complex, with pretty cherry blossom aromas opening to poised raspberry, green tea and spice flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2026.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon

The fastest selling $50 Cabernet in our arsenal. Rock star winemaker Julien Fayard was born in Provence, and cut his teeth at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Since moving to Napa in 2006, he has worked alongside Philippe Melka on numerous projects (think Lail, Dalle Valle, Gemstone) and made legions of Cabernet-centric fans. An incredible wine for the money!

Intro price on the new 2016 vintage
2016 Purlieu Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.98

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Pich features very pretty notes of crushed blueberries, blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets and cedar chest plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, packed with vibrant black fruits and plushly textured, this buxom beauty is ready for biz, finishing satisfyingly long and spicy.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Ohishi Whisky Islay Cask

Ohishi Whisky Islay Cask...$74.99
New - finished in Kilchoman Islay Scotch barrel
Ohishi Whisky is distilled from malted and unmalted rice fermented with ground water of the Kuma River Bed in Hitoyshi Japan. The distillery was founded in 1872.

Ohishi Whiskey Sakura Cask...$74.99
Ohishi Sakura cask is Ohishi Sherry and Ohishi Brandy casks that are finished in locally grown, new Sakura Casks for over 1 Year. Sakura is known as Cherry Blossom tree. 

Ohishi is the closest distillery to the source of the Kuma River. The Kuma River is one of the 3 fastest flowing in Japan and is renowned for its superior water quality. The Ohishi Distillery is blessed with fertile Soil and clear underground water, elements of an environment in which it upholds tradition but is always open to experimenting with new approaches. They use 30% of rice grown in their own fields. It is “gohyakumanishi”( 5 million stones) rice. The gohyakumanishi rice is grown in Ubuyamamura using an organic farming method that involves the use of koi carp to control weeds in paddy fields). They combine it with a mochi rice from Kumamoto Prefecture as a main ingredient. With about 1200 Sherry and Brandy casks, Ohishi Distillery puts a lot of effort into maturing its products over a long period of time.

North Coast PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale

We have not had this one at Forsyth for a few years.
Back in stock now

North Coast PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale...$9.99 / 4pk
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.
PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish

Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine Style 2017

Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine Style 2017...$17.99 / 750ml
Intense, robust, malty and dark. The cognac of beers. This is the beer that won John Maier Homebrewer of the Year back in 1988 and we're still making it today. "Oregon's strongest. This is an unforgettable beer, enough to set lupulin addicts' hearts pounding in a moment of joy," according to Fred Eckhart.

Dogfish Head / The Flaming LIps Dragons & Yum Yums

Dogfish Head / The Flaming Lips Dragons & Yum Yums...$13.99 / 6pk
An explosion of fruit in every sip, Dragons & YumYums is an intensely tropical - yet subtlety bitter - pale ale brewed with a combination of dragon fruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU, Dragons & YumYums is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with American rock icons, The Flaming Lips.

A sensory enveloping experience at the intersection of creative beer paired with creative music, the energy of this union inspired Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne to use ingredients from the beer - dragon fruit and yumberries - as characters in two original songs, The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear … making this the first beer with its own theme song!

With dragon fruit and yumberry as the main elements, Wayne transformed them into storyful lyrics in the song like, “Yum Yum and Dragon went out for a drive, but Yum Yum doesn’t have any eyes….Yum Yum and Dragon, they’re happy they’re friends…”

The psychedelic influence of the label artwork, designed by Michael Hacker as part of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series, was influenced by the legacy of the Flaming Lips and the culinary components in Dragons & YumYums shown through radiating lines, movement of fire, dancing lips, rainbows and bold pink colors.

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout

2nd Shift Black Noise Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk cans
9.4% ABVGetting back to our roots, our newest imperial stout Black Noise features no adjuncts, just pure stout goodness. Dark, rich, and roasty.

Rockwell Brewing Bizness Ethics Hoppy American Wheat

Rockwell Brewing Bizness Ethics Hoppy American Wheat...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Envision the Extraordinary
The American business environment has fundamentally changed following the insider trading and savings and loan scandals, explain Bizness Ethics and how Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops are applied today.
ABV: 5.0% ABV

Rogue Batsquatch Hazy IPA

Back in stock at Forsyth now
Rogue Batsquatch Hazy IPA...$11.99 / 6pk cans
For years, rumors have circled that deep in the woods on Mount St. Helens lives the fabled Batsquatch. While there are many tales of Batsquatch, they are all a bit hazy on the details, which makes the truth such a juicy mystery. So what better way to honor the elusive legend than with a hazy IPA? Perfect for camping and potentially making a new friend. This juicy, cloudy IPA features intense tropical flavors and aromas.

North Coast Brother Thelonious Ale

North Coast Brother Thelonious Ale....$13.99 / 4pk 12oz
(also sold as singles)
Belgian Style Abbey Ale
With all the interest in Belgian ales and in the monasteries that brew them, it’s time to remind the world that here in the U.S. we have a Monk of our own. Jazz legend Thelonious Monk is the inspiration for North Coast Brewing’s Belgian-style Abbey Ale. With an ABV of over 9%, this strong dark ale is rich and robust. The label features the Jazz master himself, a portrait by California artist Eric Grbich.

Brother Thelonious is produced under a licensing agreement with the Thelonious Monk Estate. North Coast Brewing is proud to make a donation from the sale of every bottle and keg of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale to the Jazz education programs of the Monterey Jazz Festival.