Château-Canon-La-Gaffelière St. Emilion 2010The vines, an average of 45 years old, are deeply rooted in the soil and absorb all the goodness in the terroir. They are mostly replaced individually rather than plot by plot (which maintains the average age). The last major replanting dates back to 1986. Mass selection is practised. This is especially useful in order to perpetuate the precious old Cabernet Franc vines. It not only maintains the vineyard's genetic heritage, but also its unique balance.
Ornellaia Ornellaia 2009Ripeness and elegance are the two qualities that can best describe Ornellaia 2009. Born from a vintage which began cool then turned hot, it was necessary to take painstaking care during harvest in order to preserve the grapes' crisp acidity and aromatic complexity. The wine's fragrances are generous and cleanly-defined, with rich, well-ripened fruit, complemented by chocolate and balsamic notes of aromatic herbs. On the palate, silky-smooth and spacious, with glossy tannins. A lively, refreshing acidity lifts a lingering finish.
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2010Colour: Very dark red. Nose: Red fruits, leather, truffles, musk. Palate: Spices, pepper, liquorice.
Bodegas Lan Edición Limitada 2009Intense and bright cherry colour. Aromas of dark ripe fruit, blackberry, plum, blackcurrant. Spicy and mineral hints result of the terroir in our vineyard, all surrounded by the Ebro river. Full in the mouth, long and persistent finish. Ideal partner for red meats and spicy dishes.
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012The 2012 vintage gives the wine all the characters I love in this Chardonnay, just more of them. Your glass swims with floral aromas and flavors of white peach, honeysuckle, grapefruit peel, kiwi and toasted almond - a gorgeous, juicy bowl of fruit held together with pleasing minerality and lively, bright acidity.
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years. Caymus prides itself on producing wines that are as approachable in youth as well at maturity. Aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" - a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note. The palate is rich and seductive, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish. A highly collectible vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032. Decant for 45 to 60 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors. Pairing: The 2013 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon's dark fruits, rich palate and ne tannin structure make it a versatile companion at the table. Though a natural pairing for a avorful steak, this wine's balance of fruit, tannin and acidity beautifully complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb, pork belly or rosemary chicken.
The Crane Assembly Disciples 2014Dark crimson in color, the strong, classic Zinfandel aromas of briar fruit and wild strawberries jump out of the glass and are complemented by hints of wet forest floor and high mountain forest. The entry gives way to a rich and textured mid palate of Mexican chocolate, brambly raspberry and a lengthy, caramelized crème Anglaise finish. This wine is a unique expression of old vine Zinfandel grown in the gravel-rich alluvial soils at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range.
Chateau Joanin Becot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2015
Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur 2010
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2013Ruby red verging on garnet. The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional handmade pasta featuring red meat and game ragout.
Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel 2016Deep garnet color. Black cherry fruit aromas and scented barrel spice. Rich bramble fruit on entry, medium body, integrated tannins and lively acidity, a long, opulent finish.
Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2013Elegant and well balanced, powerful, but clean and smooth and a dynamic rising finale. Pair with Roast and stewed red meats, game, aged cheeses.
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2013Ruby red in colour, with a very intense, persistent nose and with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma. Food Pairings: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.
WhistlePig Farmstock Rye Whiskey Crop 2 NVThe FarmStock Rye Crop 002 blend was crowdsourced from bartenders, influencers, and consumers from around the United States. The final blend is composed of 32% 2-year aged Triple Terroir™ whiskey made entirely from Rye, water and wood from the WhistlePig farm (up from 20% 1 year Triple Terroir™ Whiskey in Rye Crop no. 001), 45% 6-year aged whiskey from MPGI in Indiana and 23% 10-year aged whiskey from Alberta Distillers in Canada. Rye Crop 002 marries the untamed contours and boldness of WhistlePig’s young estate whiskey with the richness and complexity of aged ryes. NOSE Orange zest, white chocolate, vanilla bean and fresh pear combine with a gentle Rye spice. PALATE Delicate fruitiness gives way to a full-bodied burst of spice, rounded by notes of allspice and cinnamon and balanced with a pleasant dryness. FINISH White pepper and oak spice leave a light and surprisingly lengthy finish.
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2012The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Dense, concentrated aromas of ripe boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum and cassis, with a hint of spice, preface intense, deeply concentrated, blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry flavors, culminating in a long finish shot through with a blackberry fruitiness. With a superb balance of rich fruit, bright acidity and polished tannins, this youthful cabernet sauvignon merits another 7-10 years of bottle aging, although no one who opens it sooner will be disappointed.
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2011This is one of those vintages which is great to drink from the start without detracting in the least its potential for laying down for the future. These wines amaze you with their great flavour from the first sip, the seemingly precocious integration of the tannins, the freshness of their "Atlantic" features interwoven with the more mature "Mediterranean" character. If we look for the words to describe the wine we can come up with ripe fruit, without reaching the dried fruit stage, mainly small red berries and plums, followed by balsamic notes, especially mint and liquorice, and then, right at the end, hints of spices in the pepper, clove and vanilla range gently coming through. In retro-olfaction spices like tobacco and vanilla make a strong impression. Then, very subtle milky nuances evolve, followed by noble leather. All perfectly integrated in glorious harmony. A very pleasant mouth-feel with the sweetness of fine lees, pastries and soft, noble tannin.
Rombauer Chardonnay 2016Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017Cloudy Bay 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent vintage that reveals an elegant and concentrated palate with ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a lovely minerality. Its crisp acidity leads to a mouth-watering and persistent finish suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc that will age well.
Round Pond Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon 2016This crowd-pleaser intrigues the senses with aromatics of vanilla, ripe black cherry, and cassis, layered with earthier notes of cedar and violet. This wine maintains its focus with nicely integrated tannins that deliver explosive flavors of blackberry jam and dried cranberries, mingled with pleasing undertones of leather and sweet French oak. The harmonious finish lingers with a kiss of floral essence balanced with an exciting menagerie of dried savory spices.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 8 year oldArtfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden's® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden's® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only 'rule' to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly. Color: Golden amber. Aroma: Spice, tea, hint of peppermint. Taste: Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite. Finish: Dry, clean, brief.
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 year oldIn making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish.
Booker's Small Batch Bourbon WhiskeyUnlike anything you have ever tasted, Booker's is one of the only uncut, unfiltered, straight-from-the-barrel, bourbons available today. It's bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127, and aged between six and eight years. Booker's Bourbon delivers a range of intense flavors from oak tannin and smoky vanilla to lighter tones of mocha and coffee. Add spring water to customize the taste and finish to your palate. The complexity provided by this straight-from-the-barrel bourbon makes Booker's the rarest, absolute best bourbon you'll ever taste.
Hickory Ledges Full Moonshine Apple PieSmall batches insure quality and flavor. Very Smooth, rich, full flavor. Sound ripe fruit and grain are the cornerstone of our distilled products. Made with our own fresh pressed apple cider, local maple syrup and cranberry. No artificial coloring or flavoring. No preservatives. Bottled in traditional Moonshine mason Jars.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyBottled exclusively from a dumping of 100 barrels or less, the brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire. Nose: About as complete a Bourbon aroma as you are likely to find...Near miraculous: one of the most beautiful noses found anywhere in the world today. Taste: A bourbon to keep in the mouth forever...