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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Side Project Brewing


In stock at all 5 locations!


Side Project Brewing Juice Grove Double Dry Hopped IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

This delicious double dry-hopped IPA is made with Nelson, Galaxy, and Citra Cryo hops.

Shared Brewing Zomer Belgian Inspired Witbier....$15.99  / 4pk 16oz cans
Belgian-inspired Witbier -  ABV: 4.1%

Shared Brewing Pep Pep Hoppy Beer....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hoppy Beer Dry-Hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo & Citra Cryo Hops -   ABV: 5%

Shared Brewing Lyle's Robust Porter....$15.99
 / 4pk 16oz cans
Robust Nitro Porter - ABV: 6.3%

Shared Brewing Table Nouveau Dry Hopped Table Saison....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Dry-hopped Table Saison
Table Saison Dry-Hopped with New Zealand Rakau Hops - ABV: 4%


available as single cans also

Friday, November 3, 2023

Founders CBS

This one will be forever known as the first beer (any item) to crash our website back in the day.  That was back in 2011 when it was the hottest beer on the planet!


We are limiting it to 1 per person for now - just to give people a chance




NO LONGER ONLINE - 
JUST A FEW 4 PACKS LEFT AT FORSYTH


Founders CBS Stout...$20.99 / 4pk 12oz bottles
MAPLE SYRUP BOURBON BARREL-AGED COFFEE CHOCOLATE STOUT
CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale




More in stock and now 12 packs too! 



Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale...$17.99 / 12pk
Once we pick fresh hops, the clock starts ticking. Each year, we visit the Pacific Northwest to hand-select the best Cascade and Centennial hops, race the harvest home, and brew immediately to capture citrus, pine, and floral notes at their absolute peak — aromas and flavors for the perfect winter beer. It’s a magical time at the brewery — has been for 40 years now! — when our brewers huddle around the fermentation tanks, toasting the start of a special season. Wrapped in red, consider Celebration IPA your first present of the holidays.


Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc


2020 Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc...$44.99
This has a pretty nose with dark spices, nut shell and cedar notes with a dark fruit backbone, following through to a medium body with firm and finely polished tannins that go on and on. Refined and nicely balanced with velvety texture. Lingering and chalky finish.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
GREAT BORDEAUX VALUE!

2021 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon LIMITED



Classic producer, Classic Cab!
Great price, great score!

2021 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon LIMITED....$24.99

Crafted using grapes from some of the most acclaimed Alexander Valley vineyards, including estate properties, this is the ultimate expression of Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, displaying robust layers of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate and violets, with French oak-inspired hints of vanilla and spice.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Isle of Harris Scottish Gin



Isle of Harris Scottish Gin....$45.99
A TRUE ISLAND SPIRIT
Our local distillers create this first gin offering from our island distillery in a small copper gin still ("The Dotach") which sits alongside her larger whisky-making sisters in the distillery's bright Spirit Hall.  Our key local ingredient is Sugar Kelp seaweed, gathered sustainably by hand from local sea-lochs, as our key botanical to express our island's unique maritime nature.  Sugar Kelp works in harmony with seven other careful chosen botanicals: Juniper, coriander seeds, cubebs, cassia bark, angelica root, bitter orange peel, and liquorice root.

We bottle Isle of Harris Gin by hand here at the distillery too, before applying the labels and closing each one with a natural cork and wood stopper.

Finally, we apply a paper seal bearing our distillery's geographical coordinates to every single bottle by hand, your guarantee of a truly Outer Hebridean gin, made in the Isle of Harris and nowhere else.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Celebrating Metallica in St. Louis!

TOMORROW! 

We are ready for the big event!!!



WIN FREE TICKETS to see Metallica on Sunday!
Saturday at noon we will be raffling off...
  • A pair of General Admission Floor tickets to Metallica for Sunday
  • A drum set - see picture (this is the actual set)
  • An electric guitar - see picture (this is the actual guitar)
(each person is only eligible to win one of the prizes above)

Rules:
Each bottle of Blackened whiskey you purchase starting now (Nov 2nd at 6pm) until noon Nov 4th will count as a raffle ticket.

For the bottles to count as a raffle ticket - you have two options
  1. Before the event, only purchases online will count towards the raffle.  So we can keep track of them. (click here to order online now and qualify)
  2. Any bottle purchased in person at our Kirkwood location during the event  on Saturday will count towards the raffle. 
You do not need to be present to win.  If you are entering and are not present,  you will have an hour to respond to claim your prize.  We will both email and call you.  (so if you are entered, stay near your phone or email)

If you win the tickets, they will transferred to you electronically, you will need a Ticketmaster account.

If you win the drum or guitar, you will have 7 days to pick them up, we cannot ship or deliver.  
You must be 21 years or older to enter.
See picture below for actual prize, or head to our Kirkwood location and see them in person!!!

rating Metallica in St. Louis!

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to announce a bottle signing and tasting

Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM - 12 PM
Meet Rob Dietrich
BLACKENED WHISKEY TASTING AND BOTTLE 
SIGNING WITH ROB DIETRICH
Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM - 12 PM
The Wine and Cheese Place
10451 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO 63122


Rob Dietrich
Rob Dietrich joined the BLACKENED family in 2019, taking the helm as Master Distiller & Blender in Dave’s passing. He serves as both the guardian of Dave’s original recipe as well as brand steward moving into the future. He’s widely known for his ability to fuse traditional distilling methods with unique artistry.

Rob is well-regarded for his unique limited-release, cask finish expressions such as Snowflake, Sherry Cask and more. Rob is responsible for every aspect of production and is committed to maintaining the original recipe, artisanal methods and handcrafted approach to creating world-class whiskey.


Finish It, Phase Three Whiskey Flights at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

Finish It, Phase Three

Three ¾ ounce drams for $6 (yes, 6 bucks!)
Friday 11/3 & Saturday,11/4
At the Infamous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd

We need the room for new whiskey so we are calling upon you, our loyal customers, to drink us to more shelf space. Stop by and taste a spell…

AMERICAN WHISKEY

  • Ransom Emerald American Whiskey
  • Few Rye Whiskey
  • Corsair Ryemageddon
  • Noble Oak Double Oak Bourbon
  • Hudson/TWCP/Planter’s House Bourbon
  • Middle West Straight Rye Dark Pumpernickel
  • Larceny TWCP 2020 Straight Bourbon 92 proof
  • Jack Daniels #27 Gold Double Barrelled Tennessee Whiskey
  • Mashbuild Straight Bourbon
  • Still 630 Monon Bell Batch #1 Bourbon
  • Breaker Straight Kentucky Bourbon 
  • Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye
  • Bespoken Spirits Bourbon
  • Jeppson’s Straight Bourbon
  • Beam Suntory Legent Straight Bourbon
  • Jefferson's Ocean Wheated Bourbon Voyage 19
  • Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon
  • Basil Hayden Dark Rye
  • Few Rye Whiskey Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye Whiskey
  • Journeyman Distillery Election Day Rye
  • Old Elk Rye TWCP Single Barrel
  • Rebel Yell Small Batch Straight Rye
  • Rossville Union Barrel Proof Rye
  • Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Corsair Triple Smoke Peated American Whiskey

SCOTLAND, IRELAND, JAPAN ET AL…

  • John Walker Celebratory Blend Scotch Whisky 51% abv
  • Dewar’s 15 Year Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Wolfburn Highland Single Malt Scotch Signature 
  • Glen Grant 12 Year Single Malt Scotch
  • The Pogues Irish Whiskey
  • Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
  • Tenjaku Blended Whisky Nobushi Japanese Whisky

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Alpha Brewing Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft

 

This Friday, November 3rd from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Taste some beer and fruited vodka from Alpha Brewery!

  • Peach Pie Funk Sour Ale with peach & cinnamon
  • Believer's Brew Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
  • Squoosh Fruited Vodka - blood orange, lime, & cranberry

Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish: Tale of Two Islands

Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish: Tale of Two Islands...$74.99 / 750ml
In 2018 we produced the legendary Tale of Two Islands Rum: a Jamaican Rum matured in peated Islay single malt barrels. Those empty casks have been used to finish a blend of straight bourbons. The sweetness of the rum and the smokiness of the Islay casks mingle together with the underlying bourbon that continues the Tale of Two Islands.
BLEND COMPONENTS:
  • Indiana: 5, 6, & 9 years old
  • Maryland: 5 & 16years old
DERIVED MASH BILL:
  • Corn: 73%
  • Rye: 23%
  • Malted Barley: 4%
Flavor Notes
This is a classic bourbon with notes of old-fashioned donut and coconut macaron. Over time, that bourbon slowly leeched the brooding peatiness left behind in the barrel staves by smokey Islay whisky. A splash of water unlocks wild, tropical volatiles that are the calling card of Jamaica’s ester-packed rums.
Appearance
Rich mahogany.
Nose
All the hallmarks of high-rye bourbon are tinted with the smoke of Islay malt. It singes the sage, torches the marshmallow, flambés the banana, and grills the peach. Apricot and candied cherry round out the stone fruit character while coconut macaron complements the banana.
Palate
Dark chocolate, espresso and malty porter set the stage. They usher in a different side of Islay, this time its tarry, inky side. The texture is waxy with some gritty tannin that highlights its chalky mineral character. Underneath, it’s still a fruity bourbon, exhibiting notes of candied lemon peel, nectarine, and plum sauce, all enhanced by the rum that previously sat in the barrel.
Finish
The waxy texture turns greasy with clarified butter, brisket, and lemon oil. They leave behind burnt caramel, blackberry, and peppercorn.
With a splash of spring water
The fruits are tinged with pink, becoming grapefruit, watermelon, and lychee. A conga line of pineapple, papaya, and creamsicle issue forth from the rum barrel. Honeycomb and almond croissant anchor everything firmly in bourbon territory. Black licorice, rootbeer and lavender reflect back the palate’s herbal side

KC Bier Co. Advent Bier Kalendar

 
KC Bier Co. Advent Bier Kalendar...$55.99 / 15pk 12oz bottles

24 Days of Bier * 15 Different Styles


Boulevard Barrel Aged Mixed Packs

 

Boulevard Barrel Aged Mixed Packs...$19.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Sold only has a 6pk
Mix pack with two of each:
Rye on Rye:
Rye ale barrel-aged in rye whiskey barrels then aged once more in fresh rye whiskey barrels.
15.0% ABV
Spiced Imperial Stout:
Spiced imperial stout aged in whiskey and apple brandy barrels. Notes of chocolate, espresso, baked apple and spiced wood
15.0% ABV
Vietnamese Coffee-Inspired Imperial Porter:
Jet black barrel-aged imperial porter with notes of cinnamon and nutty coffee balanced by malt sweetness
12.8% ABV

BLACKENED WHISKEY BOTTLE SIGNING WITH ROB DIETRICH


Celebrating Metallica in St. Louis!

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to announce a bottle signing and tasting!
Save the date - more details coming

Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM - 12 PM
Things are heating up!
More details coming in! 

FREE TICKETS to see Metallica!
We will be giving away a pair of tickets to the concert for Friday night INFO IS ON INSTAGRAM NOW - follow us on Instagram and read the details now.
A pair of GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR TICKETS!  



We will also be raffling off tickets for Sunday's Concert, an electric guitar and a drum set at our Kirkwood location during the event.  Watch our blog for more details in the next few days




Meet Rob Dietrich
BLACKENED WHISKEY BOTTLE 
SIGNING WITH ROB DIETRICH
Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM - 12 PM
The Wine and Cheese Place
10451 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO 63122


Rob Dietrich
Rob Dietrich joined the BLACKENED family in 2019, taking the helm as Master Distiller & Blender in Dave’s passing. He serves as both the guardian of Dave’s original recipe as well as brand steward moving into the future. He’s widely known for his ability to fuse traditional distilling methods with unique artistry.

Rob is well-regarded for his unique limited-release, cask finish expressions such as Snowflake, Sherry Cask and more. Rob is responsible for every aspect of production and is committed to maintaining the original recipe, artisanal methods and handcrafted approach to creating world-class whiskey.




Perennial Heavy Air Hazy IPA

Perennial Heavy Air...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This golden hazer is a tropical + citrus fruit bomb
Complex + well-balanced, the hoppy-fruity goodness you need to end this week with!

Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Aged in Laws Barrels

 
Great Divide Yeti Law BA Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 16oz can
This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels from our friends and Denver neighbors at Laws Whiskey House. The aging process produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted notes, hints of vanilla and oak, and spirited-influenced finish. Who says you can't tame a beast?
12.5% ABV

Great Divide Yeti Variety Pack

 

Great Divide Yeti Variety Pack...$23.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Each variety pack includes 3 each:
  • Big Yeti
  • Peanut Butter Yeti
  • Chocolate Raspberry Yeti
  • Chai Yeti

Founders The Cranfather Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale

 
Founders The Cranfather Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz bottle
Founders The Cranfather Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale...$4.99 / 12oz bottle

If you love cocktail-inspired beers, wait until you try this barrel aged sipper. The Cranfather highlights a festive cranberry twist inspired by an old-fashioned. Expect complex aromatics of vanilla, dried fruit, caramel spice and pleasant hint of cranberry and bitter orange peel. This unique release finished smooth with no shortage of depth of flavor.
11.1% ABV

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Great Divide Hibernation Ale

 
Great Divide Hibernation Ale...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.
ABV: 8.7% | AVAILABLE: Seasonal | SIZES: 6-pack cans, 5 gal and 15.5 gal kegs
AWARDS:
  • 1997 Great American Beer Festival, Gold Medal, Strong Ale/ English-Style Old Ale
  • 1998 World Beer Cup, Silver Medal, Strong Ale/English-Style Old Ale
  • 2003 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Old Ale
  • 2006 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Aged Beer
  • BeerAdvocate Score of 90
FOOD PAIRINGS:
Grilled beef tenderloin, Roomano (an aged Dutch cow’s milk cheese), apple crisp with ginger ice cream.

Stone Brewing 12 Days of IPA

 
Stone Brewing 12 Days of IPA...$27.99 / 12pk 12oz bottles
This holiday season we're rolling out our third annual celebration of IPAs in one essential box. This case of holiday cheer includes 12 individual beers spanning rebrewed fan favorites, current best-sellers and never-before seen beers making their early debut. Given as a gift, or kept for yourself, beer drinkers can now explore a 12-day journey of IPAs from one of the world’s most celebrated IPA brewers

Leopold Bros Maryland Style Rye

 
Leopold Bros Maryland Style Rye...$49.99 / 750ml
The Leopold Bros Maryland Style Rye is an homage to a Pre-Prohibition regional style of whiskey making that has been lost for over fifty years. Immensely popular with Union Soldiers stationed in Washington DC during the Civil War, Maryland rye became renowned for its softer, fruitier character and its reputation only grew from there. After Prohibition, many of Maryland’s distilleries were sold off for their property value, or turned over to industrial enterprises looking to capitalize on Maryland rye’s reputation with a cheaper substitute. The last Maryland rye distillery from that era shuttered its doors in 1972. Thanks to a friendly collector, Todd Leopold was able to sample numerous bottles of real Maryland Rye Whiskey from 60+ years ago and catalogued their flavor profiles. Working from those tasting notes, the Leopold Bros’ Maryland Style Rye Whiskey is made with a mash bill of 65% rye, 15% corn, and 20% of our beloved floor malted barley. Using a variant of yeast that brought out the fruitiness of the rye, rather than its spiciness, the whiskey was pot distilled and aged five years in our Colorado dunnage warehouses. The resulting spirit is fruity and floral at its core with a soft, buttery finish that emulates the rye whiskies of Maryland’s historic past

Tanqueray Negroni

 
Tanqueray Negroni...$11.99 / 375ml
Enjoy the bar-quality cocktail experience that Tanqueray Negroni Cocktail (Made with Tanqueray London Dry Gin) has to offer. Experience the taste of this iconic cocktail made with the signature recipe and perfectly balanced botanicals from one of the most awarded gins in the world, beautifully mixed with the tart and fruity flavors found in our vermouth and bitter liqueur. Simply serve straight from the bottle to a glass with ice and garnish as desired for a convenient, ready-to-serve cocktail.

Peerless High Rye Bourbon

NEW! HIGH RYE
Peerless High Rye Bourbon...$129.99 / 750ml
We craft our whiskey from grain to bottle. The process takes time,
but we wanted to create an authentic product that isn’t found elsewhere.
Peerless High Rye Bourbon is the first Peerless release to be crafted with a wholly unique mash bill since their Peerless Bourbon and Peerless Rye.
Up until this release, the Peerless mash bill has remained consistent through their Bourbon and Barrel Finished Bourbon offerings.
The new mash bill introduces a higher rye content than previous Bourbon offerings.
Despite being corn-based, bourbon owes much of its flavor to other grains.
Our Kentucky Peerless High Rye Mash has a higher percentage of rye grain,
emphasizing its sweet & spicy contribution.
This Peerless High Rye Bourbon release offers a savory nose highlighting warm seasoned oak, leather, and citrus. Cedar, dark fruit and sweet grasses further develop the complex aroma.
The first sip boasts candied oak topped with toasted sugar and charred orange. A bright tea freshness emerges from the sweetness and a thick mouthfeel.
Another sip adds warm leather and rich tobacco to the profile—the competing sweet and earthy notes tussle in an exciting finish.

Crystal Head Vodka with Limited Edititon Bone Bottle


NEW LIMITED EDITION!  BONE BOTTLE
Perfect timing for Halloween!
Crystal Head Bone Edition...$49.99 / 750ml

The limited-edition Bone bottle is back by popular demand just in time for spooky season. A limited-edition release, this bottle is a powerful symbol of immortality, celebrating the enduring nature of life and its indestructible essence. It showcases the purity of a human bone skull, encapsulating it as a symbol of life, reflecting power and enlightenment.
It contains the multi-award-winning, additive-free Crystal Head Original Vodka, crafted with locally sourced Canadian corn and filtered seven times, three of which are through layers of semi-precious Herkimer diamonds. This expression of Crystal Head Vodka leads with a citrus and vanilla aroma silky smooth and creamy texture with a hint of sweetness and vanilla. Ending with a soft, warming finish.
Try a Bone Dry Martini or the Phantoms Punch at your Halloween celebrations.


Crystal Head Original...$45.99 / 750ml
Crystal Head Original...$84.99 / 1.75ml
On the nose–neutral grain aromas with a delicate touch of citrus. Silky smooth with a hint of sweetness and vanilla. Ending with a sweet, creamy finish.

Crystal Head Onyx...$49.99 / 750ml
Onyx is a unique expression of Crystal Head Vodka, launching in 2020. Crafted from premium Blue Weber agave, sourced from a single farm in Mexico. Like all Crystal Head expressions, Onyx is blended with the purest water from Newfoundland, Canada. This gives the final product a clean and semi-sweet finish. Staying true to Crystal Head values, Onyx contains no oils, sugars, or additives.
TASTING NOTES
Fresh green grass nuanced white pepper and hints of citrus on the nose. Soft and smooth with a touch of spice and sweetness, which develops into the subtle, yet unmistakable earthy grip of agave. A medium finish of green grass, pepper and citrus.

Super Syrah Sampler



SAVE over $75 on some stunning Syrah!
All rated 94 points or higher!
Super Syrah Sampler...$370 / 6 bottle mixed pack
Get 1 bottle of each of the 6 wines
regular price for the six below would be $445.94

(we reserve the right to substitute a wine of equal or greater value in case of out of stocks)

California and Washington State Wines!  Great cold weather wines!
  • Andremily No. 9....$129.99
  • Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah...$55.99
  • Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina...$59.99
  • Dumol Wild Mountainside Sryah Russian River...$66.99
  • Betz Family Winery Domaine de Pierres Syrah...$62.99
  • K Vintners "The Hidden" Syrah...$69.99


More about the wines, click on the buy now button above and you can also order these wines individually too.

2020 Andremily No. 9....$129.99
I loved the 2020 No 9 from barrel and this beauty does not disappoint from bottle. Based on 89% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, and the rest Viognier that was only 50% destemmed, it spent 22 months in 65% new French oak. A wine that demands lots of air to show at its best, it reveals a deep plum/purple hue as well as a brilliant bouquet of red, blue, and black fruits, ground pepper, iodine, crushed violets, and wild sagebrush. With incredible purity and precision aromatically, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered, concentrated mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's a big, rich wine from Binns, but if anything, it shows another level of finesse and stays light on its feet and graceful. This world-class Syrah will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and evolve nicely over the following two decades. It's clearly one of the wines of the vintage in Santa Barbara, if not one of the greatest 2020s in the state.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96-99/100 Wine Advocate


2021 Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah...$55.99
The 2021 Syrah Sonoma Hillsides is towering and statuesque in bearing from the very first taste. I don’t think I have ever tasted a Sonoma Hillsides with this much finesse, this much purity. A wine of vertical energy, the Sonoma Hillsides possesses tremendous depth from start to finish. In many vintages the Hillsides leans towards a darker expression of Syrah. The 2021, on the other hand, is marked by more of a red/purplish fruit profile, with bright floral and citrus overtones that confer freshness. Once again, Pax Mahle made one of the truly epic wines of the year. His Sonoma Hillsides has been one of the very finest wines in Northern California for a number of years now.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media

2020 Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina...$59.99
Bottled in January of 2023, the 2020 Syrah Patrina opens with iodine and cassis, taking time to blossom with scents of tar, blueberry candy and peppermint patty. The palate is full-bodied and highly polished with abundant, velvety tannins, bursts of mouthwatering acidity and a surprisingly ethereal finish.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2021 Dumol Wild Mountainside Sryah Russian River...$66.99
Great fruit concentration and subtle oak spices deserve attention in this ripe, complex and nicely tannic wine. Blackberries, blueberries, rosemary and dark chocolate make a compelling combo on the palate.
Rated 95/00 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Betz Family Winery Domaine de Pierres Syrah...$62.99

Coming from the Ancient Stones Vineyard in the Rocks region of Walla Walla, the 2018 Syrah Domaine De Pierres is 100% Syrah that was not destemmed and was brought up in a mix of small and larger barrels. Classic Rocks notes of red and blue fruits, peppered game, exotic flowers, sweet mulch, and other herbal and cedary notes define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a soft, rounded texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. While it has plenty of funkiness, it also has ample fruit as well as purity. It's approachable today yet will keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker


2017 K Vintners "The Hidden" Syrah...$69.99

Happy to see it finer-grained than some, but equally intense. Tobacco, ash and dark fruit. Some grilled meat, too. Full-bodied with a spice, white-pepper and hunan finish. Wow is all I can say! Drink or hold.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling