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Friday, December 24, 2021

Ama Brewery Bat Sencha Pet Nat Tea




Ama Brewery Bat Sencha Pet Nat Tea...$49.99

  • 2.7% ABV
  • Kombucha
  • Product of Spain
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
Ama pét-nat tea is a new, lightly sparkling drink that’s low in alcohol but full of flavour, the result of fermenting carefully selected varieties of tea and herbal infusions. Due to its depth and complexity, BAT provides an ideal alternative drink for a variety of dining experiences.

Tasting notes Aromas of delicate herbs. Minerality, salinity, and umami with notes of seaweed appear in the mouth, with a very elegant silky texture.
A complex and harmonious drink, which is a clear expression of the land from which it comes, similar to a delicate sake. Silky on the palate. Long aftertaste. Fine bubble.

Tea Sencha Yabukita. Japan.

Origin Located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, the Moriuchi Tea Garden was planted during the Edo period. It is the life work of the Moriuchi family who have passed their knowledge down from generation to generation. The steep gardens are cultivated organically to produce the finest, hand-picked sencha.

Water From the Alzola spring, Izarraitz Massif, in the Basque Country.

Elaboration Once in contact with cultures of bacteria and yeast, the infusions, prepared using spring water, begin to ferment. Both precision and balance are fundamental in the transformation of the kombucha. These factors, together with the continued evolution and aging in the bottle, are what allow Ama to become its own distinctive self.

Ageing Ama pét-nat tea is aged in the bottle for six months. It will continue to improve over time and can be aged for up to three years.

Master brewers Dani Lasa and Ramon Perisé.

Pairings Versatile and adaptable. Ideal for accompanying oily fish, oysters, clams and other shellfish.
When to drink Ideal both as an aperitif or by the bottle to accompany different types of cuisine or as a cocktail mixer.
Serve Preferably at 9–11ºC/48–52°F in a white wine glass. Handle and open carefully to preserve the bubbles. The sediment (the small particles of lees resulting from fermentation) present in each bottle can be served or kept in the bottle.
Storage Store in a cool, dry place.

Elysian Skalrok Nordic Style Pale Ale




Elysian Skalrok Nordic Style Pale Ale...$8.99 / 6pk

Behold Skålrok, the bearer of the mighty Kveik yeast! A strong performance of malts and hops give this beer a moderately sweet, slightly bitter, and subtly tart taste; but the real star in this group is the Kveik. This special yeast strain gives our Nordic Pale Ale a well-balanced flavor, and a citrus-forward aroma that is unforgettable. Just plunge into the mosh pit and see for yourself.


Bowmore The Vintner's Trilogy 26 Year Old French Oak Barrique

 





Bowmore The Vintner's Trilogy 26 Year Old French Oak Barrique...$479.99
#2 of 3 in the series
48.7% abv
The Second In the Vintner's Trilogy

As the world’s oldest scotch maturation house, Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults is the birthplace of coveted and collectable whiskies including the new Vintner’s Trilogy. The second in the trilogy, Bowmore 26 Year Old Wine Matured spends time in ex-bourbon barrels and wine barriques, developing a burnt amber colour.

TASTING NOTES
On The Eye: Burnt amber
Breathe In: Redcurrant jam, camphor oil and cherry pie intermingle with earthy smoke
Sip: Mouth coating, oak spiced smoke and dark chocolate
Savour: Long lasting and mouth-watering with a hint of salt on the lips

2nd Shift and Arco Iris Coquito Fuerte

In stock now at Forsyth





2nd Shift and Arco Iris Coquito Fuerte...$11.99 / 4pk cans
Spiced Stout
Inspired by a traditional Puerto Rican Holiday Drink

Portion of the proceeds benefits Bilingual International and their tireless work to make St. Louis a safer and more promising home for non-English Speaking people

Excel 2021 Ryeday The 13th Barrel Aged

In cans this year!

In stock at Forsyth now!




Excel 2021 Ryeday The 13th Barrel Aged....$12.99 / 4pk can
Barrel Aged Ryewine Style ale aged in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Barrels

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Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin...$43.99
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is as royal and spectacular in it’s lineage as the name suggests. A triple-distilled neutral grain spirit, re-distilled in a traditional copper pot still; the recipe handcrafted in a time-honoured way.
Derived from the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs; retaining the classic gin flavor of juniper berries, a refreshing twist has been added with hand-picked Indian botanicals. Of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation, 7 have been sourced from all four corners of India. The Coriander and Vetiver, a complex spice with intriguing peppery notes, are grown in the fields around Jaisalmer in Northern India. The sweet orange peel, which complements the citrus and floral tones of the gin, comes from Central India. Cubeb Berries and Lemon Grass from Southern India, Darjeeling Green Tea leaves from Eastern India and Lemon Peel from Western India. Other botanicals include angelica roots, liquorice and caraway seeds lending a spicy, slightly anise-tinged flavour to the gin. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is like an oasis in the desert, with an elegant refreshing finish that lingers long after.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Best Tempranillo in America?

“As I have said for several years now, my nominee for best domestic Tempranillo is Baron's Impulsivo.” - --- The Wine Advocate

"Best Tempranillo in America?" James Suckling





2019 Cayuse Impulsivo Tempranillo...$139.99
2019 has not been rated, but this wine has scored 96-99 points in the past 5 years or more.

Check out this track record
  • 2018 - 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
  • 2018 - 95/100 James Suckling
  • 2017 - 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
  • 2017 - 94+/100 The Wine Advocate
  • 2016 - 98+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
  • 2016 - 95/100 The Wine Advocate
  • 2015 - 97-100/100 The Wine Advocate
  • 2014 - 98+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
  • 2013 - 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
  • 2012 - 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

903 Brewers Rocky Road Reserve Stout

 








903 Brewers Rocky Road Reserve Stout...$7.49 / 16oz can
13% ABV

Chocolate, Peanut and Marshmallow Stout

Russell's Reserve 10 year Old Bourbon

Still one of the best values in bourbon!
One of the few 10 year old Bourbons we can get!





Russell's Reserve 10 year Old Bourbon...$33.99
Compare to $34.99 at Total Wine and More

Legendary bourbon-makers Jimmy and Eddie Russell use their vast knowledge to craft this 10-year-old classic. Aged in No. 4 alligator char barrels and bottled at 90 proof, this small-batch bourbon has spicy vanilla flavors and a smooth finish.

2015 Accendo Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Bart and Daphne Araujo’s new project, following the incredible success and eventual sale of Araujo Estate


2015 Accendo Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$329.99
Produced from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up profound wild blueberries, freshly crushed blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries scents with suggestions of Chinese five spice, Sichuan pepper, bay leaves and lavender plus a savory touch of yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with expressive, multilayered blue and black fruits, all supported by ripe, fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with a compelling earthiness coming through.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate


"Accendo Cellars is Bart and Daphne Araujo’s new project, following the incredible success and eventual sale of Araujo Estate, now known as Eisele Vineyard after the property’s jewel vineyard that dates back to the 1800s, which was purchased by Francois Pinault of Chateau Latour fame in 2013. So, what could the Araujo’s possibly do for a follow-up act to reestablishing one of Napa Valley’s most historic, iconic single vineyards? They decided to take inspiration from another era in Napa’s rich history—that of the mid-twentieth century, when blending wines from vineyards throughout the valley was the norm. The Araujos explained that Accendo Cellars is about getting back to “old style Napa,” somewhat in spite of global warming. They wanted to achieve wines of restraint and elegance by being able to bring in fruit earlier, but they also wanted to achieve all the layers and complexity possessed by the greatest wines of the world. They have thus far selected to work with several vineyards, including Sleeping Lady, Vine Hill Ranch and Oakville Ranch, to produce their first efforts. The blending process is overseen by none other than master-blender Michel Rolland. Bravo to the Araujos and Rolland for, in particular, superbly capturing the best of the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage attributes so singularly and poignantly!" -- The Wine Advocate





Penelope Toasted

Two different barrels online now only - no phone calls

At Forsyth now

Transfers to the other locations will happen much later this afternoon


1 of each per person


Penelope / Saint Louis Select Toasted Single Barrel Cask Strength 113.6 proof...$65.99

Toasted series
  • Char 1
  • Toast - Heavy
  • Age 4-5 years
  • Proof 113.6

Penelope / Missouri Select Toasted Single Barrel Cask Strength 115.8 proof...$65.99
Toasted series
  • Char 4
  • Toast - Medium
  • Age 4-5 years
  • Proof 115.8.6



Penelope Bourbon Toasted Series explores new and unique expressions of our signature four grain straight bourbon whiskey. After full maturation in charred new American oak barrels, we finish Penelope Bourbon™ in a new, freshly toasted barrel. Each batch is a unique blend of our signature three bourbon mash bills and all have different custom chars & toasts – making each bottle unique and different.

Very Old Barton Bourbon Whiskey


Very limited!
Both in stock at Forsyth now



Very Old Barton Bourbon Whiskey 80 proof...$11.99 / 750ml
Compare to $13.99 at Total Wine and More


Very Old Barton Bourbon Whiskey 100 proof...$14.99 / 750ml
Compare to $16.49 at Total Wine and More

Foursquare Indelible Rum





Foursquare Indelible Rum Exception Cask....$79.99
Mark XVIII “Indelible”
11 year old
A blend of two distinct single blended rums, both 11 years of age. One aged 11 years, entirely in Ex-Bourbon Barrels, and a second, double-maturation, aged 5 years in Ex-Zinfandel then 6 additional years in Ex-Bourbon Barrels. 
Bottled at 48% ABV – 96 Proof. 
No sugar, no flavor additives, no filtration.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Withered Oak Small Rye

Part of the 4 Hands Brewing family in St. Louis


Withered Oak Small Batch Rye ....$52.99
Finished in Port and Caribbean Rum Casks
95 Proof
Artfully blended, uniquely finished, and bottled with care.
Withered Oak is a brand rooted in craftsmanship and the appreciation of time.

Ginja


The famous Cherry Liqueur from Portugal
Finally arriving at The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
First available in the U.S. in 2016 but this is the first time in Missouri.




Espinheira Ginja Cherry Liqueur...$14.99 / liter
From Lisbon, Portugal

Made from Ginja berries similar "Sour cherries" (Prunus Ceraseus)
Macerated liquid matured in oak average age of 4 years
Bottled with cherries inside


Serve
Aperitif - chilled with lemon peel
After dinner - serve at room temperature
(with or without cherries)

Col Pabst Worcestershire Sauce

First load sold out fast!
More in stock now!





Col. Pabst Worcestershire Sauce....$12.99 / 8oz
Colonel Pabst all-malt amber lager Worcestershire sauce starts with a fresh Milwaukee amber lager and blends in 21 all natural ingredients from around the world, including Indian tamarind, Grenadian ginger and Madras curry. The sauce is small-batch brewed, bottled and aged to perfection, bringing you the most rich and flavorful Worcestershire sauce on the market today


Colonel Gustave Pabst is our late great-grandfather. Our mother said that he was her best friend and the greatest guy she ever knew. He was a Master Brewer, a Prohibition fighter, a farmer and conservationist. He passed his love of beer and cooking with beer down to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We’re happy to share it with you!
“The aim of civilization is to make men better and stronger by the exercise of willpower, not imposing arbitrary rules upon them. Temperance is civilization and intelligence. Prohibition is tyranny.”
– Col. Gustave G. Pabst
President, U.S. Brewers’ Association, 1918


“Flexible as a marinade, finishing sauce and cocktail complement, this small-batch Worcestershire Sauce from an old Pabst Family recipe using all-malt Milwaukee lager beer and 20 other all-natural ingredients from around the world, is simply the finest, most flavorful on the market today.”  National Restaurant Association, 2017 FABI (Food & Beverage Industry) Award Winner


“We were intrigued when we came across Col Pabst’s All-Malt Amber Lager Worcestershire sauce. Beer and Worcestershire. What’s not to like? The combo doesn’t disappoint. This sauce is savory, tangy and spiced, and would make a killer addition to burgers or meatloaf.” – Fine Cooking Magazine, Pantry Pick

“Made primarily with beer, not vinegar, this version of the classic includes tamarind, ginger and Madras curry. It’s fabulous in pan sauces for chicken or beef” – Tina Ujlaki – Food & Wine Magazine Editor’s Pick – 10 Objects of Our Obsession


SAUVIGNON BLANC Sampler pack

SAUVIGNON BLANC 6 bottle mix pack (1 bottle of each below)




Regular price - 1 bottle  of each below is = $129.93
Special price for $115 plus tax for the 6 bottles




  • Domaine Cédrick Bardin Pouilly-Fumé...Loire Valley
  • Domaine Cédrick Bardin Sancerre...Loire Valley
  • Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie...New Zealand
  • Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon....Bordeaux
  • Simi Sauvignon Blanc...California
  • Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc...Bordeaux


more info on the wine


2020 Domaine Cédrick Bardin Pouilly-Fumé...$26.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc - Loire Valley
"Made from a blend of four terroirs, this Pouilly Fumé is the heart of our production." - winemaker
The intensity and richness of this wine are impressive. They promise good aging, with a texture that has a taut citrus-zest character as well as powerful white fruits. Green-fruit acidity gives both texture and freshness. Drink from 2022.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Ripe tangerine and lemon mousse flavors are flanked with vivid undertones of flint, heather and grapefruit that are lengthened out on the long finish. Drink now. 5,833 cases made, only 450 cases imported
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator


2020 Domaine Cédrick Bardin Sancerre...$29.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc - Loire Valley
25 Year Old vines.
"Typical expression of Sauvignon Blanc. This Sancerre comes from a flinty terroir, characterised by its minerality, freshness and finesse. Can be appreciated as an aperitif, with Crottin de Chavignol (goats cheese) or grilled fish. Best drunk in the 5 years after vintage." - Winemaker
Pale yellow with green reflections. The nose presents a good intensity from the opening. The first notes are expressed on the exotic fruits (passion fruit, guava and lychee). Notes of lime as well as a a touch of white pepper allows the nose to express a nice freshness. From start to mid-palate, the balance is frank, chiseled and fresh. A certain sweetness then coats the palate. A slight bitterness remains at the end of the mouth, recalling the citrus notes (grapefruit, bitter orange) on the nose.

2020 Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie...$14.99

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand
Made Sur Lie method - Sancerre style

Aromas of feijoa, kiwifruit and rock melon flavors with a lovely lemon zest overtone. It’s intense and concentrated with classic varietal characters combined with refreshing acidity, offering terrific drinking. Beautiful (slightly creamy) middle palate texture that sits flush on your palate, but does not compromise acidity. An elegant style that leaves a lasting
impression. -- winemaker tasting notes


2020 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$15.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines - Bordeaux
Great White Bordeaux!
This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.

2020 Simi Sauvignon Blanc...$9.98
99% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Semillon -- California
This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, bright, and vibrant. Fruit-forward flavors and aromas of stone fruit, apricot, orange blossom, grapefruit, lemon oil, a touch of herbaceousness, and a hint of floral character meld beautifully with a vibrant acidity. Its succulent mouthfeel leads to the minerally finish that exemplifies Sauvignon Blanc.99% 

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc...$31.99
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon - Bordeaux
Age of vines Average 30 years
Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc displays a fine, light yellow color and a nice brilliance. Its nose is fine and complex - even lemony with its pomelo scent - with some smoky notes. In the mouth, the wine is fully developed and complex, with a nice volume as well as a light acidity for the freshness. The finish is long and distinguishes itself by nice and light woody and citrus fruit aromas.
"A fresh, tangy white with sliced lime and green-apple character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Fruity finish. Creamy texture."
Rated 91-92/100 James Suckling




90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler

New wines added!
Some exciting new release added to the pack!!





90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler
1 bottle each of the wines below = $99.94
Special Sampler price = $89 / for the 6 bottles!

  • Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza (92/100)
  • Chateau Coutinel Negrette (91/100)
  • Hierogram Lodi Zinfandel (90/100)
  • Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières (Rated 97/100) 
  • Intrinsic Columbia Red Blend (93/100)
  • Casas del Bosque Carmenere Reserva (91/100)


2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
"Aged in American oak for just over eight months, notes of balsamic, sweet tobacco, juicy plum, and baking spices make for a compelling Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The wine’s elegance shows through a burst of pomegranate and white pepper with chalky tannins backing up the finish."
Rated 92/100 The Tasting Panel

2019 Chateau Coutinel Negrette...$19.99
Made from the grape Negrette
Immediately floral, this wine has an earthy tinge to its red fruit, as if mycelia fruited strawberries instead of mushrooms. Leave it in the fridge overnight to chill it for a hike and a picnic.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine

2018 Hierogram Lodi Zinfandel...$12.99 / 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 months
Concentrated and complex, this full-bodied wine overflows with ripe berries, black-pepper and beef aromas that continue in the generous flavors. A big broad mouthfeel, full body and mild tannins all add to an impression of richness.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières...$14.99
30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 40% Carignan
The vast Corbières zone in the Languedoc contains a little bit of everything, from classic warmth and generosity on the outskirts of Narbonne to wild mountain wines in the hinterland and concentrated, stony wines up on the border with the Agly Valley and the Roussillon. In a way, this blend of Carignan (a great Corbières speciality) with Syrah and Grenache brings all three styles together: flowers and fruit in the billowing, sweet-scented aromas and both generous fruits and something more stony and driving in the finely constructed palate. The tannins are present but unintimidating, and the acidity is unobtrusive and ripe. So easy to drink that you almost overlook those complexities -- but they'll keep you coming back for more.
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine

2018 Intrinsic Columbia Red Blend...$18.99
Each variety is fermented on the other’s skins in a twist of technique. The swagger here is palpable and the deep dark berries are laced with flowers and delivered in pure, unadulterated form. So good! A blend of 51% malbec and 49% cabernet franc. Drink now.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

2019 Casas del Bosque Carmenere Reserva...$12.99
This has a fragrant nose of fern, moss, bramble bush, raspberries and wild herbs. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy. Firm. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling


Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza

A classic, an old store favorite that we have not seen for a few years!
Back in stock and specatular!



2018 Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza....$19.99
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
"Aged in American oak for just over eight months, notes of balsamic, sweet tobacco, juicy plum, and baking spices make for a compelling Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The wine’s elegance shows through a burst of pomegranate and white pepper with chalky tannins backing up the finish."
Rated 92/100 The Tasting Panel
The wine boasts a deep-red cherry color with purple tones at the edges and offers intense aromas of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy underscore. It is powerful and flavorful on the palate with very fine and ripe tannins. A long and persistent aftertaste.
Pairs well with any type of meat, bird, roasts, cheeses, seafood in sauces or pasta.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2019 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla



2019 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla...$119.99
2019 has not been reviewed - but look at this track record!


2018 Vintage 
97 Points. Blended with a good chunk of Viognier (from the same vineyard and co-fermented), the 2018 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard offers a sweet nose of red and blue fruits, lavender, spring flowers, and bacon fat, with subtle classic Rocks notes of mulch and charcoal emerging with time in the glass. Incredibly complex, medium to full-bodied, and seamless, it reminds me of an old-school Côte Rôtie with its exotic, floral, yet meaty style. This cuvée is always one of the more up-front Syrahs in the lineup, yet it ages just as well as the others, possessing a solid 20- to 25-year drink window. 
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points. This has a fantastic range of savory aromas with smoked meat, herbs, grilled aubergine, bark, dried flowers, shells and blue and black fruit. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Intensely flavorful with earthy, peppery character. Very long. Drink or hold
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
96 Points. A real knockout Syrah, structured and refined yet bubbling over with personality, offering expressive raspberry, garrigue, warm pebble and smoky beef tones that build tension and polish toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2032.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
95 Points. Co-fermented with 6% Viognier, the 2018 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard begins with dusty and smokey expressions of cured meats, black pepper and blackberry compote. Medium to full-bodied, the wine displays a ripe yet firm character with impeccable mineral tension, elements of smoked lavender and roasted herbs before dusty plum and black cherry skin sway with an umami essence and succulent, fine-grained tannins. Concluding with a long-lingering, evolving finish, the Syrah will have no problem aging past its 15th birthday... Bravo, it's delicious
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
94 Points. Coming from the first vineyard planted in this area of the valley in 1997 and cofermented with Viognier, the aromas are expressive, with notes of raspberry, orange peel, soot, grilled meat and stem, showing more overt fruit out of the gate than this wine and area often does. The palate is broad in feel, with plentiful pyrazine notes on the finish. It needs time to fully show itself, but the rewards will be plentiful
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast

2017 Vintage

97 Points. …Ruby/purple-hued, with a rocking bouquet of black raspberries, smoked game, black pepper, and spring flowers, it has plenty of classic Rocks funkiness and meaty notes, medium to full body, a core of sweet fruit, and a great, great finish. It ranks with the top two to three wines in this vintage
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
97 Points. Lots of blackberry, tar and blueberry aromas with hints of dried earth. Full bodied, tight and focused with intensity and savoriness in the center palate. Plush and attractive at the end, but not overpowering. 
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
96 Points. The 2017 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard begins generous and inky in the glass, with black fruit at its core and floral aromas of violets and lavender followed by a soft smokiness with layers of olive tapenade and dust-covered black raspberry. Full-bodied, the Cailloux Syrah is intensely complex and reveals layers of crunchy minerality and silky tannins that frame the elegant notions of cherry blossom in the mouth. Ending with a long-lingering and sophisticated finish, the wine continues to reveal its subtleties, expressing umami and savory characteristics. Proving to be yet another stellar bottling from the Cayuse team, the wine dares me to keep my hands off the glass. I can’t…
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
94 Points. Structured and impeccably layered, with rich and expressive blueberry and raspberry flavors, laced with licorice, bacon fat and crushed stone notes that pick-up speed toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030.
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

2016 Vintage

98 Points. The 2016 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard checks in as 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier that was fermented with roughly 70-80% stems and brought up in 15% new demi-muids and foudre. This beauty has incredible elegance and purity as well as full-bodied richness, complex notes of blackberry, cherries, stone hearth, decayed flowers, and salted meats, and a savory style that’s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15 years or more. 
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
97 Points. The 2016 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is co-fermented with 4% Viognier in a Côte-Rôtie style that delivers a red and black-fruited nose with a floral grip and rustic rockiness. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a soft smokiness and olive notes, resulting in an exquisite and structured wine with a focus on terroir. It is thoughtfully balanced on the long-lingering finish with a tannic edge and lifting acidity. This is really well-made wine.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
95 Points. Aromas of peeled orange, fresh flower, ground black pepper, bacon fat, potpourri, funk, truffle, sea salt, soot and crushed rock are at the fore. The flavors are intensely rich—grabbing you and shaking you around—while still retaining a compelling sense of elegance that ups the interest. An extended, flower-filled finish follows. 
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast

95 Points. … Alluring savory perfume of raspberry, smoke, pork rind, African violet and red licorice. Wonderfully fine-grained, pretty wine with terrific energy and inner-mouth lift… The flavors of red fruits and spices are perked up by a suggestion of apricot pit that I often find in Côte-Rôties made with a bit of Viognier. This beautifully filled-in midweight boasts stunning aromatic complexity…
Rated 95/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
94 Points. This syrah is co-fermented with some viognier (the only Cayuse wine to do this) and it has an ethereal edge of yellow plums, white pepper, bacon fat and flowers, all in the mix. A lot of whole-cluster influence here (60-70%). The palate has such deep-set fresh fruit and an attractive, long and juicy feel that carries a silky, long finish. Effortlessly exotic. Drink or hold. 
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2015 Vintage

(95-97) Points. The only wine to be cofermented with Viognier, the 2015 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is a perfumed, floral and honeysuckle-scented beauty that gives up more bacon fat, soot and dark fruits with time in the glass. It’s one of the most seamless and silky in the lineup, and I suspect it will be the most approachable on release as well.
Rated 95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

2014 Vintage
100 Points. Incorporating a touch more Viognier than normal, the 2014 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier from the first vineyard planted in the stones region of Walla Walla. Sporting a surprisingly deep, inky color, it offers a heavenly bouquet of black olives, tobacco leaf, smoked meats, pepper, blackcurrant and black cherry notes. Deep, rich and ever changing in the glass, with incredible complexity and layers, this full-bodied masterpiece has building tannin, a stacked mid-palate and a great, great finish. It's pure perfection in Syrah, and the finest vintage of this cuvee ever made. As a bonus, it’s also the largest production Syrah they produce. Bravo!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
95 Points. Impressively well-built and expressive, with evocative raspberry and smoky bacon aromas and sleek, dynamic black cherry, crushed rock and green olive flavors that build momentum toward refined tannins. 
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator






Against the Grain Bo & Luke Barrel Aged Stout




Against the Grain Bo & Luke Barrel Aged Stout...$5.99 / 16oz can
Against the Grain Bo & Luke Barrel Aged Stout...$21.99 / 4pk
Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that’s USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice.





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Cascade Brewing Cocoa Cardamom...$5.99 / 250ml can
Cascade Brewing Cocoa Cardamom...$21.99 / 4pk 250ml cans

Cocoa Cardamom is a blend of sour blond ales aged in oak wine barrels and foudres for up to two years followed by late infusions of Dutch cocoa powder, cardamom seeds and fresh orange zest. From notes of dark chocolate to bright citrus fruit and fragrant cardamom, this limited release captures a remarkably complex spectrum of flavors that belie the simple golden hue of this limited-release project.
ABV: 9.8%

Cascade Brewing Mayan Bourbonic 2017...$14.99 / 375ml
A variation of the brewery’s award-winning Bourbonic Plague blend, Mayan Bourbonic features sour imperial porter aged in Bourbon and wine barrels with dates for up to two years, then infused with Peruvian cocoa powder, Ceylon cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Inspired by the traditional drink of the ancient Mayan civilization, Mayan Bourbonic delivers notes of bitter chocolate, Bourbon and cinnamon with a mild cayenne spice and delicate carbonation level (11.7% ABV).


Cascade Brewing Honey Ginger Lime Ale...$4.99 / 12oz can
Cascade Brewing Honey Ginger Lime Ale...$18.99 / 4pk 12oz

Honey Ginger Lime features sour rye ale aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 10 months with candied ginger and lime zest, followed by a late infusion of fresh ginger, more lime and local wildflower honey. Lightly sour with a kiss of honey sweetness, H.G.L. offers the perfect balance of complexity and refreshment.
ABV: 6.0%






Cascade Brewing Rose City Sour 2017...$9.99 / 375ml
Celebrating Portland’s reputation as the City of Roses, Rose City Sour is a blend of wheat and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with rose petals, rose hips and hibiscus flowers. Rose City Sour captures the delicate floral aromas of fresh roses matched with notes of dried cranberries, pomegranates and a hint of white pepper.



Cascade Brewing Peche Fume 2017...$18.99 / 750ml
Peche Fume is a blend of wheat ales brewed with cherrywood smoked malt and aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with Northwest-grown peaches. Delicately balancing bold elements of smoke and fruit, Peche Fume captures notes of fresh peaches and campfire smoke with hints of dried apples and lemon zest.


Cascade Brewing Tropical Grasslands....$4.99 / 12oz can
Cascade Brewing Tropical Grasslands....$18.99 / 4pk cans

Tropical Grasslands is a Gose-style ale was aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months before infusing with fresh orange zest, fresh lemongrass, ground coriander and Oregon coast sea salt.


Cascade Brewing Northwest Flanders...$5.99 / 250ml can
Cascade Brewing Northwest Flanders...$21.99 / 4pk 250ml cans
A tribute to the historic Flanders Red Ales of West Belgium (and a reference to the vibrant NW Flanders Street in downtown Portland), Northwest Flanders is our interpretation of the classic sour beer style that has inspired so many brewers around the world. A blend of sour red ales aged for over two years in oak barrels and foudres, Northwest Flanders captures notes of plum, currant, raisin, fig and spice with hints of oak and roasted malt.