Friday, February 25, 2022

Jensen Pinot Noir

Tough to get Pinot Noir to get!
only 6 bottles 

2017 Calera Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard...$99.99
My favorite in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is stunning in every way. Gorgeous black raspberry fruits, lots of floral, scorched earth, and sappy herb aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and a great finish all make for one of the most captivating Pinot Noirs in the vintage. It's brilliant today yet should easily evolve for 15 years or more.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard is powerful and tightly wound today. That won't be an issue in a few years of course, but readers have to be patient. Star anise, cinnamon, dried rose petal, blood orange and mint give the Jensen an exotic feel that is impossible to miss. Deep and layered on the palate, the Jensen has plenty of depth, but the tannins need time to soften. I hope to taste this in another few years' time. The collection of three blocks in a sort of amphitheater yields a Pinot of real distinction.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

Ommegang Neon Neon Rainbows New England Style Double IPA

Ommegang Neon Neon Rainbows New England Style Double IPA...$14.99 / 4pk
Like a double rainbow, this mesmerizing imperial New England IPA delivers a dazzling experience for the senses, with an unfiltered microburst of juicy hop flavor. Drink it in.

Founders 4 Giants and the Haze of Destiny

Founders 4 Giants and the Haze of Destiny IPA....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
The Haze of Destiny has been awakened! A big, bold Imperial Hazy IPA, 4 Giants and The Haze Of Destiny is smoothed out by copious amounts of oats and wheat to create an inviting yet mysterious haze – don’t let it fool you, this behemoth of a beer is not to be handled lightly. Fulfill your destiny with 4 Giants Imperial Hazy IPA!

2019 Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape

2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition...$45.99
Melted licorice, plum sauce, cherry purée and black tea notes all meld into a silky, suave and seamlessly-textured wine that leaves a subtle echo of lavender at the very end. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2032. 8,304 cases made, 692 cases imported
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
Shimmering ruby-red. Expressive, smoke- and mineral-accented red fruit and floral scents show fine definition and pick up a spicy accent with air. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry and candied lavender flavors that deepen slowly through the midpalate. Shows solid, spicy thrust on a long, smooth finish framed by velvety tannins. This is an exceptional example of an entry-level Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
Gorgeous black raspberries, strawberry, spring flowers, incense, and assorted Provençal spice notes all emerge from the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape, a medium to full-bodied, incredibly pure, utterly seamless 2019 that excels on all accounts. Madame Ferando continues to knock it out of the park in just about every vintage, and this is well worth seeking out. The base cuvée is 85% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, aged all in concrete tanks.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

This is the last time you will see these special cuvees!
These will be the last wines under the Domaine Saint-Préfert label; going forward, the wines will be under the Domaine Isabel Ferrando label. In addition, both special cuvées of Reserve Auguste Favier and Collection Charles Giraud will be discontinued in favor of a single Châteauneuf du Pape cuvée " -- Jeb Dunnuck

2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud....$139.99
The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Collection Charles Giraud includes a big chunk of Mourvèdre and is 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre that was partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. If offers a deep ruby/plum color as well as a rich, savory, complex bouquet of black raspberries, cassis, toasted spice, cured meats, and graphite. The Mourvèdre really shows in this beauty, and it's full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, yet never loses its seamless, flawlessly balanced profile. It's going to need 4-5 years of bottle age but will have 20-25 years of ultimate longevity. It's another thrilling wine from this estate.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
This is large in scale, showing off a range of cassis, red tea, crushed plum, warmed cherry compote, Turkish coffee, melted red licorice and warm earth flavors, all seamlessly layered and carried through a lush, yet focused finish. The warm earth note provides the ground wire in the end as the fruit takes an encore. Gorgeous. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2040. 3,960 cases made, 330 cases imported
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
Opaque ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red7blue fruits, exotic spices and potpourri, all enlivened by a smoky mineral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Sweet, chewy and energetic in the mouth, offering concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry, violet pastille and fruitcake flavors that show excellent clarity and back-end lift. The mineral and floral notes build on an insanely long, penetrating finish shaped by emerging, polished tannins. This monumental wine was fermented in concrete tanks and raised in demi-muids.
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media

2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Favier....$71.99
The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Réserve Auguste Favier is based on 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, all from the Les Serres lieu-dit, and was brought up all in demi-muids. Black raspberries, spring flowers, pepper, and loamy earth and mineral nuances all make an appearance here, and this flawlessly balanced, medium to full-bodied Châteauneuf du Pape has incredible finesse and elegance while still bringing beautiful richness and length. It's not the biggest, richest wine in the vintage, but it shines for its complexity and seamlessness. It's pure class.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Opaque garnet. Expressive cherry, black raspberry and incense aromas are complemented by building floral and exotic spice nuances. Sappy, seamless and penetrating in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet red and dark berry liqueur and candied lavender flavors that deepen as the wine open up. Shows resonating red fruit character on the wonderfully persistent, floral-driven finish, which is framed by polished, interwoven tannins.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media
This has a seriously endowed and remarkably pure core of cassis and cherry purée, underscored by light leather, red licorice and violet notes that emerge steadily as they move through the silky finish. Power and grace. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2023 through 2036. 7,920 cases made, 660 cases imported
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando Colombis Chateauneuf du Pape

2019 Saint Prefert Isabel Ferrando Colombis Chateauneuf du Pape....$139.99
3,720 cases made, 310 cases

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Colombis comes from more sandy soils and is all Grenache raised in demi-muids. Wild strawberries, cherries, flowery incense, lavender, and loamy earth all make an appearance, and it's full-bodied, has a deep layered texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's another wine that needs a few years of bottle age, but it will deliver the goods over the following 15+. This is Grenache at its most elegant and seamless.
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Deep, shimmering ruby. Expansive, mineral- and spice-accented red and dark berry preserve, incense, cola and garrigue qualities on the finely detailed nose. Palate-staining cherry pie, raspberry, boysenberry, floral pastille and fruitcake flavors show uncanny energy for their depth. The spice and floral notes dominate a seriously long, sappy finish framed by velvety, well-knit tannins.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media

We are shocked to be able to get this rare wine!
800 bottles made!
We scored 12 bottles from the importer that only got 48 bottles total
Each bottle numbered and each bottle comes in its own wooden box.
Made from 90 year old vines

2018 Isabel Ferrando F601 Chateauneuf du Pape....$799.99
Named for the vineyard parcel from which it comes, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape F601 is entirely Cinsault, from vines planted in 1928. Aged in demi-muids, there are only 800 bottles of this new cuvée, so I suppose this review is largely academic. That said, when Cinsault performs like this, it's certainly worthy of note, as it's often used for rosé or (in Châteauneuf, an appellation where rosé isn't permitted) dismissed as a minor blending variety. This wine is anything but minor. Floral and spicy on the nose, supremely silky on the palate, nearly endless on the finish, it delivers the goods, cushioned by perfumed, herbal, cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. It's not quite as expansive or generous as the Grenache-based Colombis, but it might be more concentrated and longer on the finish. I've been deliberately conservative with my drinking window, as it's delicious now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it showing well in a decade's time (assuming there's any left).
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

Jacob's Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey == new batch #2

Jacob's Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey....$79.99
batch #2 just arrived 
109.3 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.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday Night Flight - February 25th

Friday Night Flight -- Lamp and Lantern Location only
Friday February 25th from 1pm-6:30pm

High West Flight $8 for 3/4 ounce pour of each of the three

These 3 high west are available to purchase by the bottle to go too.
High West / TWCP Double Rye Oloroso Finish
Barrel # 21872
Finish Time: 8 months
For: Personally Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place
Finished: Oloroso Sherry Barrel

High West Whiskey American Prairie Bourbon
American Prairie Bourbon is a complex blend of straight bourbons producing an aromatic whiskey that helps preserve the West. It's great in cocktails, but has the complexity to stand on its own. American Prairie Bourbon is named after the American Prairie Reserve, a group working to create the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states.
High West Whiskey Double Rye!
Marriage of two straight rye whiskies that combines the feisty properties of a high rye 2-year-old and the saddle smooth richness of a 16-year-old. The 2-year-old has a 95% rye 5% barley malt mashbill. The older rye has a "barely legal" rye mashbill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The extra age and corn provides some extra sweetness to calm the "bite" of the younger rye for a relationship that works. High west


Friday Night Flight -- Forsyth in Clayton Only
Friday February 25th from 1pm-6:30pm

A Schtickel of Dickel
Dickel Flight Flight $15 for 3/4 ounce pour of each of the three below
Get a 3/4 oz pour of each for $15 including the new Dickel-Leopold Brothers collab!!

George Dickel / TWCP Tennessee Whisky Single Barrel 9+ Year Old
George Dickel 13 Year Bottled-in-Bond 100 Proof  **
George Dickel X Leopold Collaboration Blended Rye 100 proof  **

** these two are for tasting only none for sale at this point

Lamp and Lantern - expanded selection

Our Lamp and Lantern location has been expanding its selection and refreshing its selection.

Lamp and Lantern has added a new rack of 
90 point wines rated 90 or higher - go check it out

In the past few months they have added hundreds of new bourbons and scotches.

And they finished just adding 200+ new wines to the store.

If you have not been there in awhile, it is time to check out again. Go in and see Tom Nicholson, he has been in the wine business for over 30 years and is eager to help you select the perfect wine for any occasion and any price range.

Questions or looking for something?
Call Tom at 636.527.1144
or email Tom at

Looking for a wine or whiskey?  if it is available, Tom will search it out and special order it for you if we do not carry it.   No order is too big or too small

Their wine department includes the big names like Kendall Jackson, Simi, Santa Margerita plus more esoteric wines and hard to get wines.   If you have a favorite, let Tom know, he will get it for you if it is available to us in Missouri.

Here are just a few exciting wines in stock now
2019 Sea Smoke Chardonnay...Limited and hard to get
2020 Diatom Chardonnay....Rated 96/100 Vinous Media
2019 Butter Chardonnay...a popular buttery Chard
2019 Far Niente Chardonnay...Rated 95/100 Tasting Panel
2016 Melville Chardonnay Santa Rita Estate...93/100 Wine and Spirits
2018 Lucia Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands...94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2018 The Calling Russian River Chardonnay Dutton Ranch..93/100 WE
2018 Phelps Insignia...99/100 James Suckling   97/100 Wine Advocate
2018 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - a classic
2017 Cakebread Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet and hard to get
2017 Continuum Napa Valley Red...98/100 James Suckling   97/100 Wine Advocate
2019 Far Niente Post & Beam Cabernet Sauvignon...91/100 Wine Spectator
2018 Cade Estate Howell Mountain...94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2019 Acclaimed Rutherford Cabernet...Bargain from Rutherford

Great value selection of Maconnais wines
  • Drouhin Macon Village
  • Albert Bichot Macon Villages
  • Thevenet Macon Pierreclos
  • Louis Jadot Macon Villages
  • Les Heritieres du Comte Lafon Macon Village
  • Cave de Lugny Macon Lugny Les Charmes
  • Damien Marten Bourgogne Blanc

plus so much more --
New Zealand
South America
the selection goes on and on

Our stores are closing early today due to weather

  Our stores are closing early today due to weather

Sorry for the inconvenience

We are closed at 3pm today due to the weather at our Forsyth, Creve Coeur, and Kirkwood location, today February 24th

Lamp and Lantern will be staying open until 7pm

Except our Lamp and Lantern location.  Tom, our manager lives very close to the store and he said he will stay there and stay open!

But be safe!

Firestone Walker Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Firestone Walker Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 12oz
Of all the beers in our Proprietor’s Vintage Series, Parabola is the most notorious. It is always a beast of a beer, with intense flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla and roast coffee-- yet each annual release also bears its own subtle imprint. We took the extra step of aging the beer entirely in 12-year-old bourbon barrels for this latest edition. These older-stock barrels accentuated Parabola’s signature richness with vintage-specific notes of stone fruit, fudge, and tobacco.
ABV - 14.10%
No. Cases: 3000
Bottle Date: 1/3/21
Style - Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Maturation - One year in 12-year-old Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels

Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon

 Rare magnum bottle!

2018 Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon...$279.99 / 1.5 liter (magnum)
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head has a deep garnet-purple color and needs a little swirling to unlock classic notes of ripe blackcurrants, warm plums and cedar chest with hints of wild sage, violets, Sichuan pepper and fallen leaves. The full-bodied palate has firm and grainy tannins with a lively backbone and tightly knit black fruits, finishing long and savory. 6,717 cases were made.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Orin Swift Papillon... 1.5 liter (Magnum)

2018 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Red Wine...$139.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bordeaux Blend Papillon springs from the glass with plum preserves, baked blackcurrants and black mulberries with touches of menthol, tobacco leaf and pencil lead. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins with a lively line and a long earthy finish. 26,545 cases were made.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence

2017 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$89.99
Enveloping, warm and spicy nose with an extremely wide spectrum of aromas, ranging from dried rose to graphite via thyme and smoked bacon. Very powerful, concentrated and earthy, yet there’s brightness in there that makes it shine, Stunningly fine tannins power the super-long finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
I loved the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Laurence. It has a more classic style in its Provençal aromas and flavors of peppery herbs, garrigue, sandalwood, and charcuterie, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. It’s a classic, complex, gorgeous wine in the making.
Rated 94-95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2020 Domaine Pegau Vin Blanc Doux

Amazing rare dessert wine from Pegau!

2020 Domaine Pegau Vin Blanc Doux...$89.99 / 500ml
Next lowest price on Wine Searcher is $110
Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Picpoul
Golden, crystalline, light reflections.
NOSE Acacia flowers, chard apples.
MOUTH Freshness, beautiful balance combining sweetness and finesse.

Capurro Acholado Pisco

Capurro Acholado Pisco....$31.99
2019 Harvest
The perfect balance of aromatics and texture, we blend multiple grape varietals to make our family flagship, the recipe is a secret.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Firestone Walker Mind Haze Light IPA

Firestone Walker Mind Haze Light IPA...$8.99 / 6pk cans
Light and hazy, with hints of citrus. A low calorie IPA with full flavor and high drinkability for the health‑minded drinker. 100 Calories.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Eggenberg Helle Weizen

Eggenberg Helle Weizen....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Is natural and untempered. A deliciously refreshing – and at the same time rejuvenating – specialty brewed after the old Bavarian traditions, naturally with a fine yeast. Helle Weizen shows a light fruity taste which gives it its full aroma.
Brand: : Schloss Eggenberg Helle Weizen
Style: Hefeweizen
Origin: Salzkammergut, Austria
Description: Inspired by the delicate wheat beers of Bavaria, Eggenberg’s newest release is a full-bodied and open-fermented Hefeweizen brewed with both sunny days and snowy nights (on the slopes) in mind. Waves of banana and clove coat the palate as you’d expect any traditional Bavarian wheat beer to, but the hint of bubble gum that lingers behind is the first sign that just one sip of this beer won’t be enough.
Tasting Notes: Banana Cream, Clove, Bubble Gum, Raw Honey, White Pepper
Suggested Pairings: Gouda, Fried Poultry, Rice Pudding

Ska Brewing Pink Vapor Stew

Ska Brewing Pink Vapor Stew..$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
A tropical medley
of citrus, sour and tart flavors
blended together originally for our 21st Anniversary party. Citra and Belma hops combine with beets, carrots, ginger and apples turning this brew into a pink vapor stew! Available in cans year-round

Experimental ales deserve a mad laboratory of their own. The Mod facility delivers assorted, seven-barrel-batches of blended and experimental offerings. Many Mod recipes call for local fruits and fermentation in barrels from Ska's sister distillery, Peach Street Distillers, out of Palisade, CO.

Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel


Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel...$9.99 / 6pk cans
A Belgian-style golden ale with intricate aromas of fruit & spice.
The usually tranquil St. Vrain River flows out of the Rocky Mountains, winding peacefully alongside our brewery. But, what at first appears benevolent can manifest into something fierce and mighty. Named after the river that brought our hometown's great flood in 2013, St. Vrain is designed to pay homage to classic Belgian Tripels while also adding a uniquely local twist. Colorado barley creates a subtle malt sweetness and American hops bring rich herbal and floral aromatics, both perfectly complimenting the warm spice and fruit character of the Belgian yeast. What at first looks innocent, light in color and body, suddenly swells up with a strong current of aroma and flavor, and a 9.3% ABV.

Logboat Brewing Falling Fences Irish Style Red Ale

Irish Red

Logboat Brewing Falling Fences Irish Style Red Ale...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Malt Caramel Roasty
4.8% ABV

O'Hara's Irish Stout

Back in time for St. Patrick's Day!

O'Hara's Irish Stout...$9.99 / 4pk
The flagship of the O’Hara’s brand, this uniquely Irish stout brings one back to how Irish stouts used to taste. First brewed in 1999, it has since been awarded prestigious honours for its quality and authenticity.

O’Hara’s Irish Stout has a robust roast flavour complemented by a full-bodied and smooth mouth feel. The generous addition of Fuggle hops lends a tart bitterness to the dry espresso-like finish. This sessionable stout beer is filled with rich complex coffee aromas mingled with light liquorice notes. The combination of traditional stout hops with an extra pinch of roast barley allows us to stay true to Irish tradition, recreating a taste so often yearned for by stout drinkers.

O'Hara's Irish Red Ale...$9.99 / 4pk
This Red stands out in this beer style category. The malt body is as impressive as a bock, albeit in a uniquely Irish way. With an incredibly smooth malt body complimented by caramel tones and perfectly balanced in bitterness, this Irish Red is much more complex than it’s mainstream rivals.

Samichlaus Classic

Samichlaus Classic...$19.99 / 4pk
2021 Edition
14% ABV

Characterful - powerful
Brewed only once a year on the 6th of December, this strong beer is probably the most famous beer of our brewery internationally, with a large contest among the growing number of beer connoisseurs. The very elaborate and long-lasting manufacturing process (10 months in the warehouse) makes it a real rarity. Samichlaus can mature in the bottle for many years, older grades gain in complexity and maintain their creamy-warm finish. The proof: The 2004 vintage was at the World Beer Cup 2012 of gold medal winners in the category "aged beers".