Saturday, January 2, 2021

Jacob's Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey

Jacob's Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey....$79.99
97.1 proof
Aged a minimum of 8 years
Brothers. Bootleggers. Legends. Nearly a century ago, Jacob and Abner Taub crafted and bootlegged their own whiskey during Prohibition to support their family. Then one fateful winter night in 1929, their world came crashing down during a sting that would land the brothers behind bars.Six long years later, Franklin D. Roosevelt pardoned the Taub brothers. They were able to reignite their family business with their brother Martin and help launch Baltimore Club Whiskey. This would set into motion a family tradition that would span generations. The brothers served their time, and now, you can spend time enjoying Jacobs Pardon, a fine American whiskey that pays homage to their rebellious roots. Its complex, smooth, timeless, and frankly, a little liberating. It would be a crime not to enjoy it.
COLOR:  Rich gold, amber with flawless clarity.
NOSE:   Rich aromas of buttered sweet corn, brown sugar and espresso.
PALATE:   Tangy taste profile that’s deep in spice-driven baked ham, vanilla bean, and cinnamon bun flavors.

FINISH:   Long, pleasant sweetness with nuances of biscuit, wood and grain.

G.D Vajra Barolo Bricco Viole

2016 G.D Vajra Barolo Bricco Viole....$84.99
From the Bricco delle Viole cru, or the vineyard most strongly associated with this historic estate, this is a versatile or "evergreen" wine that always delivers consistent results. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole sees fruit from a seven-hectare vineyard with high exposures positioned at 400 to 480 meters above sea level. This site shows characteristic Tortonian-era soils classified as Sant'Agata marl with fossils. These soils have an enormous capacity to regulate the ripening process, resulting in the longer growing seasons relished by the Nebbiolo grape. In a word, the profile here is classic. You get delicate fruit tones and wild rose with camphor ash, licorice and tar. The wine is beautifully harmonious and ethereal. Some 15,000 bottles are hitting the market now.
Rated 98/100 Wine Advocate
Mint and cut grass aromas give way to cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit in this juicy red. Tar, tobacco and eucalyptus accents add depth as this builds to a long, gripping finish. Shows fine balance and length
The 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need a few years to emerge, but it has all the qualities to develop into a truly special wine. Dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, mint, lavender and sweet spice give the 2016 striking inner perfume. On the palate, the 2016 is a tightly wound, classically austere Barolo that will especially delight readers with traditionally leaning palates. In this late-ripening vintage, there is a great balance of structure, aromatics and mid-palate sweetness. I absolutely loved it.-- Antonio Galloni
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media
Mint and cut grass aromas give way to cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit in this juicy red. Tar, tobacco and eucalyptus accents add depth as this builds to a long, gripping finish. Shows fine balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2046. 1,250 cases made. — BS
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

2017 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard

2017 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard...$74.99
Deeper ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir De Villiers Vineyard reveals more black raspberry, sassafras, tea, and spicy notes. It's medium-bodied, with a juicy, elegant style and a great finish.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Craig Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Robert Craig Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon...$49.98
A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain offers a classic Mountain fruit profile with its complex aromatics and fresh, focused, chiseled and structured style on the palate. Mulberries, incense, exotic flowers, and spice all leap from the glass of this inky colored Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s medium to full-bodied, structured and vibrant on the palate. Brought up in 80% new French oak, it has loads of potential but needs 2-4 years of bottle age.
Rated 94+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate

2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate...$85.99
The 2017 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is another Russian River release that has a vivid medium gold color as well as exotic notes of honeyed citrus, pineapple, white flowers, and some salty minerality. It's pure, medium to full-bodied, has a seamless texture, and a great finish. The oak is nicely integrated, and given the overall balance here, it's going to evolve nicely for 7-8 years at a minimum.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Offers a silky mouthfeel, with crunchy acidity behind the vibrant dried pineapple, baked apple and lemon curd flavors. The fine-textured finish lingers, revealing juicy richness and crisp spiciness. Drink now through 2022. 622 cases made. — KM
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Friday, January 1, 2021

Agostino Family Red Blend


Great buy! 

Suggested retail $37 via Jeb Dunnuck

2014 Agostino Family Red Blend...$24.99
The 2014 Red Blend checks in as a blend of 50% Malbec, 20% Petit Verdot, and 15% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that was aged 18 months in 70% new French oak. It offers a ripe, sexy bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco and gamey meats. This gives way to a full-bodied, ripe, sexy wine that has sweet tannin and no hard edges on the palate, with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and oak. Drink it anytime over the coming 8-10 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021


Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2021

CLOSED  - Friday - New Year's Day January 1st - Closed

OPEN Saturday - January 2nd 10am-7pm
CLOSED  - Sunday January 3rd - Closed for Inventory
CLOSED  - Monday January 4th - Closed for Inventory

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Billecart Salmon in 3 Liters!

1 bottle of each in stock now at Forsyth

NV Billecart Brut Reserve...$325.99 / 3 liter
A fine straw-gold colour with great finesse of bubble flow and mousse. Joyful aromas of apple blossom and ripe pear. A full, defined palate demonstrates richness that will help to give this a long life in the cellar.
Rated 95/100 Decanter

NV Billecart Brut Rose...$435.99 / 3 liter
Pale yet intense pink in color, the Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé is pure, fresh and intense on the nose, with lovely raspberry aromas, refreshing citrus zest flavors and great definition. On the palate this is a pure, light and vinous rosé with great finesse and a long, well-structured and even juicy finish. This iconic rosé blends 40% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay and 30% Pinot Noir (with a small part added as red wine) from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Fabulous.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Toppling Goliath

Canned 12/18
Toppling Goliath Zeelander India Pale Ale...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Known for breathtaking views. New Zealand is also home to Nelson Sauvin Hops which create a delightfully earthy, floral and crisp grapefruit flavor with aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges. Zeelander is a celebration of the land that grows such dynamic hops.

Toppling Goliath Mornin' Latte  Imperial Coffee Milk Stout...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Mornin' Latte is an imperial coffee milk stoujt brewed with lactose and a careful blend of ccao nibs and aromatic coffee to emulate and iced mocha latte. This delicious beer asks you to slow down, pour a glass and enjoy the moment.

Canned 12/01
Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls and Money IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz
India Pale Ale – 7.20% ABV • 50 IBU
Inspired by a trip to the west coast, designed to capture the wild spirit of adventure and brewed to be enjoyed with friends. This rich IPA is for those with wanderlust in their heart and fire in their eyes. Join our Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Nelson Hops on a journey to the bottom of your glass.

Canned 12/24
Toppling Goliath Sosus Double IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz
Double India Pale Ale – 7.8% ABV • 100+ IBU
Sosus is crafted in humble tribute to the elegant works of mosaic art created by Sosus of Pergamon. We’ve showcased the Mosaic hop by draping it across a simplistic malt canvas, allowing you to experience the irresistible flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit for which the Mosaic hop is most well known.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition....$89.98 / 375ml
Every year since the foundation of the House of Krug, a new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée is created to offer the most generous expression of Champagne.
This bottle belongs to the 169ème Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée, a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years. The youngest is from the year 2013 and the oldest dates back to 2000. A stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this Édition its remarkable expression and elegance. Every glass poured from it is the fruit of more than 20 years of careful craftsmanship.

The 169ème Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée was composed around the harvest of 2013. The season began with a seemingly endless winter followed by a rainy and cool spring. Luckily, summer was hot and sunny, although also marked by hailstorms, which took their toll in the vineyards. The wines of the year were complete, expressive and full of flavours.

To create this Édition, the Cellar Master looked to accentuate the year’s fullness and beautiful aromatic elegance with different plots’ wines from 10 other years. The careful attention given to the vines and Krug’s unique respect for the individual character of each plot enabled the breadth of expression of this Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 40% of the final blend, bringing the breadth and roundness so essential to each Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

The final composition of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée is 43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 22% Meunier.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Texacraft Sour Pickle Flavored Vodka

Texacraft Sour Pickle Flavored Vodka...$15.99
50 proof
We make sour pickle flavored vodka one batch at a time.Everyone here takes pride in making the best vodka on the planet. When you make quality the number one ingredient you always standout. Distilled from grain.

2018 Almarada Uco Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Great Cabernet Value from Argentina

2018 Almarada Uco Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$13.99
We had such great success with Almarada's Malbec we very excited to find out that made a Cabernet. Once we tried it, we knew we had to have it in our stores. This Cabernet leans toward Bordeaux in style. Nose of blackberry, graphite and a touch of tobacco. Medium to full body with rich fruit on the pallet and some nice silky tannins on the finish.

Antonio Mas was born in Mendoza and holds a BA in Agronomy from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. He has devoted his time to study every clone from the varieties he has cultivated and vinified and is one of the leading experts in his field. In 1992 he established the first Argentinean boutique winery: Finca La Anita. Antonio was inspired by the concept of French Choteau: vineyards of great genetic and variety purity, identifying clones of every variety, and growing grapes and vinify them near the same place where they were planted, from specific plots, true single vineyards. In 2010

Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar

Certified Organic & Biodynamic
Demeter France--Biodynamic

2016 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar...$25.99
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.

Mariposa Dao White Wine

Back in stock - 

2017 Mariposa Dao White Wine...$13.99

Bright, citrusy with a surprisingly elegant texture. Quinta da Mariposa White showcases the Dao region to a tee. A blend of three of the region’s dominant grapes, the wine brings to life white magnolia notes with honeysuckle and lime. Kind of like drinking a field of wild flowers…all year round. Unoaked.
GRAPES: Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Cerceal

Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc

The Domaine Horgelus is situated on the sunny hillsides of Gascony. This region, renowned for centuries thanks to its Armagnac, now reveals itself as one of the most promising French Appellations due to the increasing quality of its local wines. This conversion started in the 1980’s, becoming truly pronounced in the 1990’s with the production of fresh and aromatic white wines.  This fabulous range of products reflects the richness of the land,

Great White Wine value
2019 Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes.
Varieties : 75% colombard, 25% sauvignon
Terroir : Silty-siliceous

Sierra Nevada Wanderland Nectarine Ale

Sierra Nevada Wanderland Nectarine Ale....$8.49 / 6pk
The Details
Set out and see where the adventure leads. Roam until your paradise appears—like this juicy, golden sunset of a beer. Take it all in with an aroma of just-picked fruit, bold hop flavor, and a bright burst of nectarine. Enjoy the ride.
2021 Spring Seasonal

Roederer Champagne! Happy New Year!

Great New Year's Sparkler from Champagne Roederer
NV Roederer Brut Premier Collection $49.99
42% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 18% Meunier from 55% estate vineyards; 16% fermented and matured in oak casks; 30% malolactic. The rise and evolution of this cuvée over the past 15 years, and particularly since the construction of its dedicated facility in 2007, has showed no sign of slowing today, as Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon continues his fanatical regime of experimenting, tweaking and refining every detail. I’ve long adored Brut Premier, a grand pinnacle and dependable bargain in the non-vintage Champagne stakes.
Rated 94/100 Decanter Magazine

2012 Roederer Brut Vintage...$75.99
Just over two-thirds Pinot Noir (Verzenay) and the balance southeast-facing Chardonnay from Chouilly. This has 30% of oak fermentation which has compressed the wine, lending it an air of extreme concentration. The nose is gently spicy, offering peaches and cherries as well as neat autolysis edge. The palate has a powerful, long and assertive feel, with peach and lemon pith, chalky minerals, and some grapefruit. A powerful vintage for Roederer.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2013 Roederer Brut Rose Vintage....$75.99
White fruit immediately on the nose, as well as some very strong lemon and lime notes. Some gently chalky notes, too, from the Chouilly chardonnay, which is super chalky. The palate has such focus and drive and a great, mineral core. Very long with a fresh line of acidity and peripheral, smooth flesh. Some pink grapefruit at the finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Hoppin' Frog

Hoppin' Frog D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer...$6.99 / 12oz bottle

This extreme Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will overwhelm, satisfy, and destroy your taste buds like no other!! D.O.R.I.S. is even darker, hoppier, and stronger than our gold medal winning B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Stout. Dry hopped and first wort hopped with the finest American hops for a great Imperial hops for a great Imperial Stout experience! Enjoy the darkness!

10.5% ABV

Hoppin' Frog T.O.R.I.S The Tyrant Triple Oatmeal Imperial Stout...$7.99 / 12oz bottle
Freedom from alcohol limitations in Ohio has finally been granted in 2016, allowing us to brew T.O.R.I.S.!! This super-tasty triple oatmeal Russian imperial stout is rich, dark, and flavorful - the way we like it - this beer is intense! It has been a long-awaited by our brewery as well as our fans. There comes a day when you break out of your shell, and stretch your wings. Now is the time - time for T.O.R.I.S.!!
ABV 13.8%

Monday, December 28, 2020

Coche Dury Hospices de Beaune Volnay Santenots


Coche Dury!

2017 Coche Dury Hospices de Beaune Volnay Cuvee Gauvain....$1,599.99 / bottle
only 1 bottle available

(only 1 place with it online and that is at $1,699.99)

Very Rare!

Allemand Cornas

1 bottle of each available.

2017 Allemand Cornas Chaillot....$249.99
Inky ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented black and blue fruits, licorice, smoked meat and olive paste on the intensely perfumed nose. Concentrated blackberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors take on a suave floral nuance with aeration. Densely packed but lively as well, finishing with outstanding clarity, harmonious tannins and superb, blue-fruit-driven persistence.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

2017 Allemand Cornas Reynard....$319.99
Glass-staining ruby. Powerful, deeply perfumed aromas of black and blue fruit liqueur, licorice, smoked meat and olive, along with a sexy floral overtone that gains strength as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with deeply concentrated, spice-laced blackberry, boysenberry, violet pastille and fruitcake flavors, while a smoky mineral flourish adds vibrant lift. Chewy tannins shape an extremely long, mineral-driven finish that shows superb power and insistent florality.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

Lucien Le Moine Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru


2012 Lucien Le Moine Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru...$399.99
The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is simply celestial. Intensely floral and lifted at first, the Amoureuses fleshes out beautifully with layer after layer of pure flavor. Sweet, succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and white pepper take on attractive, saline-inflected dimensions of brightness. The tannins are present, but they are silky and suave throughout. in 2012, the Amoureuses is simply a model of restrained elegance. -- Antonio Galloni
Rated 94-96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Hibiki Harmony Whisky

Back in stock

Hibiki Harmony Whisky...$69.99
Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people. Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons and mastered by Suntory’s Art of Blending, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest select whiskies from the House of Suntory Whisky.It is a symphony of at least 10 malt and grain whiskies, aged in five different types of casks, from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries.
This delicate blend creates a oneness unfolding a full orchestra of flavours and aromas.
The Suntory Whisky blending team is led by third-generation Master Blender and grandson of the founder, Shingo Torii, and fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo.

Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

1 bottle of each vintage available

2013 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru...$349.99
The 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, which is raised in one-third new oak and includes 20% stems, has a slightly sultry nose at first and demands encouragement, reluctantly revealing scents of blackberry, briary and granite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and very well-judged acidity. This feels much more composed on the palate than on the nose at the moment, but there is wonderful length and the new oak is seamlessly integrated. Not quite up there with the ethereal 2012, but still this represents a worthy follow-up.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru...$359.99
The 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a very refined bouquet that takes time to open, but it is worth the wait: blackberry, dried blood, limestone and a faint marine influence (perhaps oyster shell) -- all wonderfully delineated and controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite compact and dense at the moment, as well as very linear and precise; it is long in the mouth but not wishing to play around at the moment. Perhaps keeping its exuberance for later? This is an enigmatic Clos de la Roche this year from Lignier.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2014 Clos de la Roche is bright, focused and finely cut. Translucent and wiry in style, the 2014 speaks to precision above all else. The flavors and textures are wonderfully chiseled throughout. Red-toned fruits, chalk and floral notes abound. Today, the 2014 is fabulous. It won’t be ready to drink anytime soon, but it is terrific just the same. This is a textbook expression of Clos de la Roche.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

2016 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru...$425.00
The 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is matured in 30% new oak with up to 30% whole cluster fruit, two-thirds from Montluisants and one-third Fremiers. It has an intoxicating bouquet that is extraordinarily complex: shimmering red berry fruit, blood orange, incense and a touch of crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, wonderful depth and harmony, laser-like focus toward the finish that lingers in the mouth. Stunning mineralité here—the tongue feels as if it licked limestone 30 second after the wine has disappeared. If there is a better Clos de la Roche then I have not tasted it (yet).
Rated 97-99/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has scintillating, ebullient red berry fruit on the nose that just explodes from the glass. This wants to make an impression - and it does with heavenly crushed violet scents billowing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with vibrant red fruit, superb mineralité, so much tension and intensity with a finish that lingers for over 45 seconds. This Clos de la Roche is clearly going to be one of the finest wines of the vintage. Tasted at the Domaine.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media